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Dog Companion Extraordinaire!Merced, CA

My name is Bree and I have been a dog lover my whole life. Whether it was taking our family dogs out for hikes or rescuing dogs from animal shelters for rehabilitation and rehoming, my number one priority has always been the comfort and care given to each animal. My goal in undertaking this job is to put myself in the owners shoes and ensuring that everyone is comfortable and happy with the care that is being provided. Whether it’s making sure that your dog is getting the exercise needed, proper bathroom breaks, assistance with crate training, or just cuddles, I aim to make sure that everyone’s needs are met or exceeded. I know that each animal and family has specific needs that need to be met and I do so in a constructive and consistent environment. I maintain leadership of the pack while still remaining someone they are excited to see every day.

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13 years of professional experienceMerced, CA

Check out my fb dogsitting profile for videos, photos and more!! Look it up as: Sofi's Petsitting

Experience

-13 years experience running a non profit dog rescue facility in Monterrey Mexico

-13 years experience running a successful dog boarding program

-4 years experience in wild animal care at Amazon Shelter (wildlife rescue in Peru)

-1 year of foster experience with New Beginnings for Animals Rescue in Merced

-2 years (and counting) experience working at the Merced Zoo that takes in rescued wildlife

-Board member of the Renegade Animal Rescue and Welfare Nonprofit in Merced

-Bachelors degree in biology from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA

Services

-Dog Boarding in my home.

Location

-Conveniently located only 1 block away from Merced Veterinary Clinic and a few blocks from the Black Rascal Bike path.

Hours of Operation

-Dog Boarding: Drop off: 7am-9am, Pick up: 5pm-9pm

If you need to pick up or drop off earlier or later please note that in a message.

-Day Care: Drop off: 7am-9am, Pick up: 5pm-7pm.

Clients

-I welcome dogs over 1 year old, all sizes, housebroken pups, neutered males and unspayed females (not in heat). I cannot take bully breeds or rotties (due to constraints of landlord/housing).

-I do not take high energy dogs at this time. I have a home full of senior dogs that just do not do well with high energy pups.

-Must be cat friendly because I do have a cat :)

Training

-I believe in positive reinforcement. I do not believe the dominance theory in training and the tools that can be used with that (prong collar, shock collar, choke collar) and will not walk a dog wearing these. I will remove shock collars in my home. So please send your pup with an alternate collar or harness if needed.

My Home

-I believe that dogs are family members, so everyone spends the day and night indoors. -When I am home we all go out into the large fully fenced yard.

-All dogs are allowed on bed, couch, etc.

-Dogs are not left unsupervised in yard.

Safety

-All dogs are walked with fitted collars to prevent escaping (preferably harnesses if I have extras) I like using Easy Walk Harnesses or Martingale Collars

-All Rover dogs will get an extra tag on their collar upon arriving with my numbers, for emergency situations.

-Any emergencies will be reported to owner and Rover and will be taken to nearest vet or preferred vet if necessary.

-Dogs are left separate from my dogs and boarders from other homes while I am out of the home.

-All dogs have a separate and safe space for meals.

-Toys and treats are given under supervision.

-I allow my dogs and rover dogs to socialize and play only under direct supervision.

My Pets

-I have four rescues at home.

-All three are fixed, up to date on shots, and take bravecto (for fleas and tics) every 3 months.

-Billy is a male terrier mix, 30 lbs. Billy is very calm, intelligent, social dog.

-Kora is a female beagle mix, 35 lbs. Kora is very friendly, social and special needs. She has glaucoma, for which she gets daily eye drops and cannot see out of one eye.

-Chiquitina is a female cattle dog mix, 45 lbs. Chiqui is intelligent, active, fun.

-Mandy is a female oug mix, 30 lbs.

She is calm and shy.

-Tikal is my ex feral rescued cat.

-All of my dogs are use to having at least 4 rover guests in the house and are very use to the interactions and comings and goings.

-All are very adept with body language and clear signaling with other dogs.

-All are considered senior dogs.

Your pup

-Care instructions will be followed without any deviations. You know what is best for your dog and I will honor that.

-Your pup will get daily exercise in the yard and on a afternoon walk.

-I will do everything I can to make your pup feel at home.

-You will receive daily updates and photos.

Check out my fb dogsitting profile for videos, photos and more!! Look it up as: Sofi's Petsitting

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Raised Doing Dog Shows, ExperiencedMerced, CA

LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME: Phone Number # Nine 5 One -Two 5 Two- Five 0 Nine 2. I grew up doing dog shows so I have been around all breeds and know a lot. I can potty them a lot and play. Im 20 and I go to UC Merced as a Public Health Major. Im available a lot. I grew up caring for a lot dogs in my house as my mom is a dog show breeder of standard smooth Dachshunds and I grew up showing dogs of all breeds. Every weekend growing up I would be at a dog show and my mom still does it as a full time hobby. I have been to all the big shows like Westminster etc and have worked for famous dog show handlers. They will be treated like royalty and I get really attached to all the dogs that I meet. There is a dog park one block away if the owner would allow that. Im really patient as I grew up with 10+ dogs. I am good at teaching basic commands and just love dogs in general. I will accept puppies of young age (extra charge) and any age of dog of older. Im caring and all my attention will be on the dog. I am very trustworthy and will make sure your pets are as safe as possible while having fun and proper care. Thank you in advance.

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Price reduced for returning clientsAtwater, CA

Hello!

My bio:

My name is Jerry, I am 23 years old, a UCSB Alumnus and on the journey of becoming a dentist. I live with my parents in the McSwain area and currently spend the majority of my days at home studying, exercising, eating or hanging out with my little pal Bailey. I have extensive experience working with dogs so your dog will be in professional hands.

House info:

The house is surrounded with a huge front yard and an acre backyard with massive amounts of free space, grass, and dirt to run around on. There is a pool, but every dog will be supervised at all times. Bailey does get walked but obtains most of her exercise playing fetch and simply running around the backyard. There are a bunch of toys to chew on and to play fetch with and a lot of area to sniff and explore.

Service info:

I am very flexible with hours and I work with your time schedule. Plus, I will reduce the price for returning clients if you have multiple dogs. Once you make the booking with me for the second time and any time thereafter, I will make adjustments to the booking so the price is reduced. I understand the cost can add up when you have more than one dog. Your pet will receive a whole lotta love and care and will have a whole lot of fun and excitement. The only thing is I prefer to have friendly, happy and behaved dogs. Furthermore, I will engage your pet in potty training if they are not yet potty trained.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Thanks!

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Fur mama looking for running buddyAtwater, CA

Pet care

-bathing & grooming (fur doesn’t bother me)

-walking & jogging (I need exercise)

-dog sitting & boarding (party all night woot woot)

Availability

-T/TH any time

-I have transportation!

-I may be available at other times!

Skills

-teach tricks (may include bribing with treat)

-give plenty of treats (my dogs love me)

*I am a 25 year old dog mom with no children. I have a huge fenced yard; complete with a kiddie pool for summer(: I have a dog proof home. My fur babies are safe and friendly. I love animals and wish I could have them all! Please contact me if you have any questions. I would love to get to know you and your fur babies! Thanks for checking out my profile.

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Home full-time-large fenced yardMerced, CA

I enjoy giving my furry babies baths, and doggy massages, and playing catch and going for walks. I love cuddle times and play times I have 3 friendly dogs of my own that love meeting new friends. I have a huge fenced back yard for running and playing catch, a walking trail behind the house with a large park. I am a stay at home housewife with all the time in the world to spend loving and caring for your pets. I have moderate anxiety and caring for animals really helps me control it and is very relaxing for me and would love the opportunity of caring for your pets the best I know how. I can’t wait to meet your babies, thank you , Dawn

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Fur babies are my specialtiesMERCED, CA

Hello! My name is Alexa but I prefer Lex or Lexi. This is my part time job not only to make money but to do what I love. I keep your baby happy, safe, and well taken care of. Please keep in mind that I have a cat and cannot accept any dogs or cats that don’t get along with cats. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me. —- — —- —- — —- — —- —- —- —- —- —- — —- —- —- —- —- —- — —- — — — — —- — — — — — — — — —- — —- — — — — —

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Registered Vet NurseMerced, CA

I have over 24 years experience in Veterinary medicine and dog training as a Registered Veterinary Technician. I am a graduate of Purdue University's DOGS program among many other courses. I have studied behavior for 20 years. I am especially experienced with dog who have chronic medical conditions and senior care. I have a large yard, able to provide walks, AND legally give medications, or emegancy care per your Veterinary's instructions. I have worked in every area of veterinary hospitals, from cleaning kennels, physical exams, radiology, pharmacology, assisting in surgery, dental care, behavior modification and performing life saving care in the event of emergencies. I am now retired, home full time and have decided on ROVER to keep myself busy in my chosen field by providing boarding and day care.

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I am home full timeMerced, CA

I have been taking care of family and friends pets from young puppies to elderly pups(even some cats and kittens), i am willing to follow strict instructions given to me such as when to feed your dog, walk your dog, and if needed when to give them medication. I am comfortable with giving pets oral and eye medication, I am home all day during weekdays and sometime weekends, my attention will be with your pets, if you pick me i am certain your pet will be happy and comfortable. p.s. i do have a pet cat and if needed i can accommodate if there are some altercations, i can take small and medium sized dogs but I am willing to care for larger dogs. Thank you and I hope you choose me.

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Your dog will have fun exploringAtwater ca, CA

I like going out for walks on trails and parks. I’m available afternoon and evening on weekdays and all day on the weekends. I’ve had experience with different size and breeds (owned a Rottweiler mix, Pomeranian and currently a golden retriever and a Malti-poo.) I have experience with puppies as well ( my Pomeranian, golden retriever and Malti-poo we’re a month when I first got them I dedicate time for play and basic commands ( sit, stay, lay down, come) I can take them to a local dog park. I can take your dog for a jog if it’s high energy. I can help them socialize with other dogs using my dogs. I do have a decent size yard so playing fetch will be fun for them. All breeds welcome

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Merced dog boarders were rated 5 out of 5 stars from 200+ reviews
Jennifer
(5)

Fran's review on May 25, 2018

Jennifer is a very sweet and caring person. She took pictures of my dog every other day and sent them to me, which meant a lot to me. I would have Jennifer sit for me again. It was very clear to me that she love my dog and enjoy sitting with her.

Joselyn
(3)

Scott's review on Sep 22, 2018

Very happy with sitter she took very good care of our doghe seemed to like her and Wes happy to arrive back home

Aspyn
(2)

Alicia's review on Apr 28, 2019

Aspyn was so great! Clearly loves animals and made this experience so easy for me! I was extremely hesitant using rover for the first time, Aspyn reassured my thoughts, sent constant updates and was very flexible! 10/10 recommend !!!

James
(3)

Kate's review on May 28, 2019

James was amazing, he saved the day when I got ordered into work last minute, and sent me pics of my puppy having a blast the whole day! He was happy and tuckered out as soon as I picked him up. Thanks a bunch, James! Will definitely be booking you again soon!

Gerardo
(27)

Chelsea's review on Jun 09, 2019

Gerardo was amazing! I have a very high energy dog and Gerardo was so accommodating with that. He texted me updates throughout my puppy’s stay with him. When i picked up Colt he was so happy! I could tell he had a blast with Gerardo and his family. 10/10 recommend

Alexa
(10)

Yoriko's review on Jun 20, 2019

Thank you, Alexa for having him overnight. He enjoyed his stay at your place. We appreciate your help to take a good care of him.

Michelle
(9)

Dawna's review on Aug 18, 2019

Rosy loves going to stay with Penny and her family. I never worry about my dog. I know she gets lots of love and attention.

Dawn
(13)

Shelena's review on Dec 24, 2019

Dawn has always been there for my baby Daisy especially on last min care. Daisy has a lot of anxiety when being away from me. I think she likes being with Dawn. Will use Dawn in the future and will recommend her to family and Friends. Dawn has always been really friendly and Trustworthy.

Jennifer
(5)

Fran's review on May 25, 2018

Jennifer is a very sweet and caring person. She took pictures of my dog every other day and sent them to me, which meant a lot to me. I would have Jennifer sit for me again. It was very clear to me that she love my dog and enjoy sitting with her.

Aspyn
(2)

Alicia's review on Apr 28, 2019

Aspyn was so great! Clearly loves animals and made this experience so easy for me! I was extremely hesitant using rover for the first time, Aspyn reassured my thoughts, sent constant updates and was very flexible! 10/10 recommend !!!

Gerardo
(27)

Chelsea's review on Jun 09, 2019

Gerardo was amazing! I have a very high energy dog and Gerardo was so accommodating with that. He texted me updates throughout my puppy’s stay with him. When i picked up Colt he was so happy! I could tell he had a blast with Gerardo and his family. 10/10 recommend

Michelle
(9)

Dawna's review on Aug 18, 2019

Rosy loves going to stay with Penny and her family. I never worry about my dog. I know she gets lots of love and attention.

Joselyn
(3)

Scott's review on Sep 22, 2018

Very happy with sitter she took very good care of our doghe seemed to like her and Wes happy to arrive back home

James
(3)

Kate's review on May 28, 2019

James was amazing, he saved the day when I got ordered into work last minute, and sent me pics of my puppy having a blast the whole day! He was happy and tuckered out as soon as I picked him up. Thanks a bunch, James! Will definitely be booking you again soon!

Alexa
(10)

Yoriko's review on Jun 20, 2019

Thank you, Alexa for having him overnight. He enjoyed his stay at your place. We appreciate your help to take a good care of him.

Dawn
(13)

Shelena's review on Dec 24, 2019

Dawn has always been there for my baby Daisy especially on last min care. Daisy has a lot of anxiety when being away from me. I think she likes being with Dawn. Will use Dawn in the future and will recommend her to family and Friends. Dawn has always been really friendly and Trustworthy.

Jennifer
(5)

Fran's review on May 25, 2018

Jennifer is a very sweet and caring person. She took pictures of my dog every other day and sent them to me, which meant a lot to me. I would have Jennifer sit for me again. It was very clear to me that she love my dog and enjoy sitting with her.

Gerardo
(27)

Chelsea's review on Jun 09, 2019

Gerardo was amazing! I have a very high energy dog and Gerardo was so accommodating with that. He texted me updates throughout my puppy’s stay with him. When i picked up Colt he was so happy! I could tell he had a blast with Gerardo and his family. 10/10 recommend

Joselyn
(3)

Scott's review on Sep 22, 2018

Very happy with sitter she took very good care of our doghe seemed to like her and Wes happy to arrive back home

Alexa
(10)

Yoriko's review on Jun 20, 2019

Thank you, Alexa for having him overnight. He enjoyed his stay at your place. We appreciate your help to take a good care of him.

Aspyn
(2)

Alicia's review on Apr 28, 2019

Aspyn was so great! Clearly loves animals and made this experience so easy for me! I was extremely hesitant using rover for the first time, Aspyn reassured my thoughts, sent constant updates and was very flexible! 10/10 recommend !!!

Michelle
(9)

Dawna's review on Aug 18, 2019

Rosy loves going to stay with Penny and her family. I never worry about my dog. I know she gets lots of love and attention.

James
(3)

Kate's review on May 28, 2019

James was amazing, he saved the day when I got ordered into work last minute, and sent me pics of my puppy having a blast the whole day! He was happy and tuckered out as soon as I picked him up. Thanks a bunch, James! Will definitely be booking you again soon!

Dawn
(13)

Shelena's review on Dec 24, 2019

Dawn has always been there for my baby Daisy especially on last min care. Daisy has a lot of anxiety when being away from me. I think she likes being with Dawn. Will use Dawn in the future and will recommend her to family and Friends. Dawn has always been really friendly and Trustworthy.

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