Spayed and Neutered Dogs
No Females in Heat
Valerie was great, sent lots of pictures and spent a lot of time with my dog while he was there. Will use her again if she is available
Valerie and her family took such excellent care of my babies! I contacted her on short notice because I was having surgery and want to make sure that I could have
time to recover and ensure my dogs were getting the care they needed. She was wonderful throughout their week-long stay. She provided daily undates with pictures and quick responses. She was happy to keep them a couple extra days when I wasn’t quite ...
Cooper had a blast. Valerie kept us updated throughout the day with plenty of videos and pictures and he was definately wore out when he got home, so much that he didnt even want to stand to drink from his water bowl. We will definately be sending Cooper back for doggy daycare.
Home Full-Time/Large Fenced Yard
One of the hardest things to do is leave your pet when you can’t care for them yourself. That’s where I come in. I’ll give your precious family member good loving care while you’re gone. You’ll worry no longer with updates multiple times per day - including videos & photos, along with my thoughts and observations on how your loved one is doing. Your pet is in such good hands with ...
What Valerie would like to know about your dog
We’d always like to know as much as possible about any dog we are caring for including likes and dislikes. What makes your dog happy? Sad? Fearful? We encourage families to write things down so we can follow how you care for your babe! Your pet will be missing you; we want to help ease any stress by keeping them on the schedule you maintain at home.
Temperament is an important consideration as we have an older dog as well as children. WE CAN'T TAKE ANY FORM OF AGGRESSIVE DOGS WHATSOEVER. Within the Rover Guarantee, your pets are insured from injury during their stay however, NEITHER MY FAMILY NOR I ARE. Any aggression from your pet exhibited within my home will constitute a cancellation of all services. You will have to remove your pet from my home immediately if any situation involving aggression arises. It's important to be honest from the start if there has ever been any type of questionable behavior or outward aggression from your pet toward humans or other animals. Even if a long time has passed since your dog acted aggressively for whatever reason, please don't think that everything will be fine when they go to stay with a sitter. Just like with people, you never know what may trigger your dog to act aggressively. Sharing past experiences makes it so much easier to navigate when various situations may occur. Saying nothing at all and simply "hoping for the best" puts my family and other animals in my care at risk. It's not worth the consequences. There are other sitters who may be better equipped to deal with aggressive pets; I am not one of them.
JUMPING DOGS - If you allow/encourage your dog to do this at your home, your dog WILL do this at ours and knock down the kiddos. We understand if a dog is very young and super excited at first and jumps up a bit however, we establish boundaries from the start by saying OFF or DOWN. Ideally, your pup should be trained to not jump up on people; training your dog to not exhibit this behavior is beneficial for every human they encounter. We have had dogs who constantly jump up throughout their entire stay. This can't continue. I don't like having to include this in my profile but it is really, really common that families allow their pups to do this, which has created a need to place this info publicly before a booking takes place.
PULLING PUPS - If your dog pulls on walks this makes walking your dog very difficult, especially if we are walking our own pup alongside or perhaps another dog who may be staying with us. What we envision as a lovely neighborhood walk can turn into a chaotic mess with pulling pups. A fantastic solution we HIGHLY recommend over using a only a collar and/or harness is using a head harness (common brand names include Gentle Leader or Halti). These are available from any good pet store in various size for your particular breed - your local pet store staff will be happy to help fit your pup with the right size before purchasing. Training your dog to walk with these types of leads instantly transforms a former puller into a calm, well-behaved and enjoyable pup to walk. Your pup will be able to eat, drink, pant as they normally would - the lead is not restrictive whatsoever in those regards. The Gentle Leader/Halti simply addresses the pulling problem and we can't be grateful enough for its invention!!
BEST BRAND EVER HEAD HARNESS FOR DOGS - made by Dogs My Love (sold on Amazon)
Thank you for taking the time to read some of our main concerns. Pet and people safety is my top priority when caring for your loved one!