Vanessa was our reliable daily dog walker while work prevented us from granting our pup a midday break. She appeared rain or shine and always kept us posted on any abnormal dog behavior. Our sometimes skittish doggo was always happy to see her. We will definitely reach out to Vanessa the next time we need backup.
Vanessa was great with our dog! She took care of her in our home and kept us up to date with pictures and information about how our dog was doing.
The 'Other Human'
Responsible dog enthusiast seeks canine companion. Must love long walks to the park, receiving copious belly rubs, and giving squirrels the stink eye.
I have had dogs all my life and am the proud parent of an adorable cat. I would gladly love on a pooch of my own now if my situation permitted. I have been pet sitting and house sitting for the past 4 years. I have been the go-to sitter for both ...
What Vanessa would like to know about your dog
I would love to know about the personality of your pet, as well as details about their daily routine.
General visit questions:
•Are they energetic? Or would they rather lounge around most of the day?
•Do they have a favorite toy? A favorite game/activity for play time?
•What are their favorite things? (Belly rubs, fetch, etc)
•How do you discipline your dog?
•Is your dog socialized to people and other dogs •Are they dog aggressive? Are they food aggressive? Are they feline friendly?
•Is your pet comfortable being handled, brushed, or picked up?
•Does your fur baby have any special medical considerations? Any medications?
•Will I need any codes to open gates or disarm alarms for your home?
•Where would you like me to retrieve and leave your key?
For drop-in and walk requests:
•How are they on a leash? Do they pull, etc? Do they wear a harness?
•Where do you walk your dog?
•How long is a typical walk for your pup?
•Will they go out during the rain? If not, what should I do if it is storming?
•Do you take your dog to dog parks?
For house sitting requests:
•Are they house trained?
•How often do they need to be taken out for walks/potty breaks?
•Is your pup crate trained? When do they need to be crated? How long can they stay crated?
•Are they allowed on furniture?
•Any food allergies or special dietary considerations/restrictions? Can they have treats? (If so, what kind?)
•How long can they be left alone? What would you like me to leave your pet when I leave them? (Any special instructions like closing off a section of the house, leaving out certain toys, etc)
•Are there any other tasks you'd like me to complete while staying at your home? (Bringing in mail, watering plants, etc)
Let me know any other information, details, or quirks about your pet that I may have missed! I want to ensure their routine is as uninterrupted as possible.
I ask that you please provide me with updated veterinarian information for your pets in case of an emergency. If an emergency does occur, I will take your pet to care immediately and notify you once they are in care.