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Ravenhill: 24/7 care, photos & funOak Cliff, Dallas, TX

I provide full time, professional care with photo portraits on an amazingly large property! I'm experienced and focused on caring for your dogs both physically and emotionally 24/7, 365 days a year.

I accept ------SPAYED or NEUTERED----- dogs who are good with others. I have a great place for huge dogs - most dogs - here in beautiful Oak Cliff, south of downtown Dallas, with 2 dogs & 2 CATS, and I do not charge by size.

__PLEASE, READ ON__: it's a long description, but will answer many important questions about what I do, whether your dog will be happy here, +++ my hours, etc. __ PLEASE, READ IT ALL.__

I'm a professional; I do this full time. I have 38+ years' worth of skill to make sure your dog is happy and safe, including professional work with animals. I've also fostered and trained rescues for over 30 years. Although I cannot foster now, I do board a qualified foster dogs.

HOURS ARE: 8:30 am - 11 pm

Infrastructure: __The wooded OAK CLIFF lot is almost 2 acres, securely fenced with a 6-foot MIX of chain-link, iron, and wood. It is not landscaped, so digging is okay! The slope of the hill means dogs burn energy here, even just walking. The big yard is well-drained, with sandy areas for digging and wrestling. The large, 3-part deck has 2 flights of stairs, one custom-designed to be less steep with shorter, broader steps for older dogs who may have stair issues. Dogs who cannot do any steps at all may be leash-walked in the front (surcharge).

Built in the 1950's, this SMOKE FREE home is a FLW knock-off that has been made very pet-friendly. Wood floors and tile throughout (no carpet), but the tile is rough and non-slip. Most windows go down to the floor so dogs can look out easily. Huge cozy dog beds are all over the place. I also have a safe fireplace for cool weather.

ABOUT THE RESIDENT PETS: __DOG #1 Scout is my helper dog, medium-sized and of dubious origin. His job is to play with other dogs. He is very good at this. He's energetic, but learns to play with dogs who are smaller than himself (and my cats) carefully, and knows to leave older dogs who do not want to play alone. He can be more enthusiastic on a Meet than he is daily. If your dog is large or extra-large, it won't be a problem. We love a Mastiff, Saint, Pyr, or Dane...and especially sight-hounds...but are happy to see guests of all sizes.

Dog #2 __ Leo is my "anchor" dog, a VERY large, white, adopted Akbash mix, 3.5 years old and still learning. He is very easy-going and loves everyone. He will be mild-mannered all his life, and tends to defer to others. He will finish growing at 4 years old. He's like that goofy uncle who lets kids crawl all over him.

....Ravenhill has two resident cats.

CAT #1__ is Hogan, who is under the impression that he is a dog. If your dog has a history of severe cat aggression, (like killing them), this home may not be a good fit. However, most dogs, even dogs who bark at cats, can learn relatively quickly that the indoor-only cat is not a toy, and many make friends with Hogan. Hogan passed an informal "racing greyhound" test, and tries to get dogs to lick him on his head. He is also very high-ranking, status-wise.

CAT # 2 __is Ginger Pie , a calico. She likes meeting new dogs, but does not boss them around or steal their beds. She solicits attention from ones she trusts. Especially boxers.

__PHOTOS:___ I'm not a professional photographer, but I will try to give you some quality portraits of your pet - it's fun for me to see if I can capture their personalities, as you can see from the pictures I have posted here (click through to see them all). I usually send many at once, like 10-20 at once, because I have to sit down quietly to edit and send, and sometimes this means waiting until all the dogs are taking a nap! I send at least 40 daily, often with comments on your dog. I take pictures throughout the day, so you will get to see your dog's activities. I have a page on Facebook (Ravenhill) where I post pictures, as well as some short videos, and you are invited to go visit the page to get a much better idea of the day-to-day life your dog can lead in my home. It's a public page. Each guest has his or her own photo album on the Ravenhill page, too! This means you can get to know a dog who may be scheduled to be a "roomie" with your dog. You can also easily share your pet's pictures with family and friends. It's also a fun page to follow if you are sick of serious Facebook things, and if you enjoy pictures of dogs.

__"Class size"__

I try to avoid overbooking...your friend won't be overwhelmed with a pack of 20 dogs! Usually 4 or less, except around major holidays. Larger groups will be dogs who are already friends.

NO DOG RUNS;__ everyone is family. Dogs make friends with other guests, so if there is a small group, they will be dogs who have met before --- in most cases, many times--- and they all get along well. I have regular guests who come so often that they may as well be my dogs. When I have more than 3 dogs booked, it usually means regulars are involved.

__SAFETY and Sleeping, Eating Arrangements:__Dogs are divided up at mealtimes..... and bedtime. during meals, dogs with food allergies cannot reach other dogs' food. Fast eaters cannot pester slow eaters. At bedtime, this is for safety, and also because I learned quickly that some dogs think it is hilarious to start a wild game of chase at 3 am. The rest of their visit, this means dogs may be at liberty in the den, kitchen, or library, or choose to be in their "houses" if they bring one and are used to that. I encourage dogs who use crates at home to bring them so they feel safe and have something that is "normal" to them. This can be handy in the event of a thunderstorm. During the day, kennels are left open and dogs come and go freely as they like. In the event of an emergency, or if I have to leave the house to do something like pick up a prescription, dogs will be divided for safety. If I will be gone for a longer time, like an hour or more, I have an adult family member or a trusted friend with dog experience come in. I disclose things at the time of reservation if it is known (like a doctor's appointment). I have fostered many pets over many years, as well as working professionally in animal care in the past. Although not certified, I have successfully administered CPR on a dog. Rover covers your pet on a visit with insurance (more about that on their webpage). I'm very careful with pets who have food allergies, part of why separate feeding is a must. I will contact you with questions if I have a concern about your pet; you may tell me it is nothing, but I am going to make sure to be safe.

In 2010, I lost almost everything in a house fire at this house. I still have not completely finished restoring the house. It takes a long time...so a few boxes are still here and there, but the dogs don't seem to mind. I became a DogVacay host in 2012, very early. I loved it. Rover later took over that company. It's not a only job...it is more a lifestyle, and allows me to give 100% to the pets. I'm doing some of the work on the house myself (tile, stone, woodwork etc), and hosting dogs allows me to be here 24/7. Currently, the deck project is underway in the back.

__DAILY ROUTINE:___ We (myself and the dogs) go out in the yard several times a day, and I weed or work in my greenhouse or weed-whack the yard while they romp, dig holes, chase birds, or eat grass. I might be painting or staining something. I will often sit and read on the deck so dogs can just hang out in the fresh air and smell smells. When we are indoors, we have "CAT TV" to entertain...which means birds and squirrels on the deck..and sometimes a raccoon or opossum at night! No one is left outside unattended unless they really want to stay out there; I'm usually there with the camera, taking pictures for you. Dogs are allowed to wrestle around indoors. We have safe items for them to chew, and they do a lot of this, plus interesting social behavior among themselves. We eat 2 meals at 12 hour intervals, with a "quiet time" of 15-20 minutes after each meal so they can digest their food.

__PRICING:___ Since I am not a vet keeping dogs in cages, the size of a pet makes no difference in the cost of a visit: $35 per night, per dog. Puppies have a $40 cost due to the inherent training involved with them.

All dogs are treated equally. I was a top host with DogVacay, and am considered what Rover calls a "high volume" host. I'm unable to offer discounts for multiple dogs; Why? I often have to turn clients away when the house is full. this is how I make a living. I have tried to keep my rates below that at a decent vet or boarding kennel. My property taxes keep going up, and for good reason, but I do not want to price good owners out of my services.

I do have a daily surcharge for exceptional medical or behavioral needs, but that is rare. You will know if your dog is one of those.

__REQUIREMENTS:___

__MEETING FIRST:___ I require a Meet and Greet. I'm very flexible on times for meeting and greeting, usually between 10am and nightfall, so feel free to come check us out. When you send me an inquiry ( any message, even a fake boarding request if Rover won't let you do anything else) and we have had contact, I can send you a Meet and Greet Request. In the Rover system it is difficult to contact without sending a reservation request. If you do and do not really want a reservation, don't worry, just say so and I won't accept it. It does NOT COST anything to meet. Rover does capture information for insurance and rather optimistic future billing purposes, but I DO NOT charge to meet you! A Meet and Greet is like a play-date for your dog, and takes 30-45 minutes. Longer if you really like to talk about dogs and pets, or if your dog is nervous and takes a while to unwind in a new place. It also builds confidence in your dog if they come back for a doggie vacay, because they have come before. It is crucial for us to meet and greet the dogs first, for safety's sake. I do not mind doing meet and greets with dogs even if you have no trip planned at all. It means if there is something that comes up, we know your dog will fit in. It is good to have a plan in case of some emergency, also. I may decline a meet and greet time if there are many guests here, or guests with special issues who might make your dog feel stressed on a first visit, and ask for another time. I want your dog's first impression to be a positive one. Understand that when your dog stays with me, this means there will never be a dog here with your dog who I have not carefully observed. I am selective about which dogs I combine, and the meetings help me know which dogs will get along. As I get to know the dogs more through their visits, I can work with them better and better. It is about keeping all the dogs safe, including your dog.

__REQUIREMENTS___

__VETTING___

I'm unwilling to accept adult intact (not fixed) dogs here, male or female. The dogs know the difference, and I have seen the behavior of my own dogs become markedly negative around them at dog parks. I have to put everyone's safety first. Dogs can be safely altered at 4 pounds of weight or 4 months of age, whichever comes first, (later for giant breed dogs who develop more slowly.) It's a health issue for the dog, a legal issue in Dallas, and usually tied to multiple behavior issues because of the hormones. If your dog is under 6 months, I may meet them and make a call on if it can work. If you have been putting it off, I'm glad to advise on good options/vets/clinics for getting it done or discuss more reasons or the details of the procedures if you are interested. It does not affect their development to neuter early, and "studies" that claim it does were done on such limited, inbred, regional groups that the data was flawed. Those done on large groups of unrelated dogs prove otherwise. If you have a permit to have an intact dog in Dallas, there are other people who accept those to board. Sometimes the responsible breeders board dogs they have sold.

I also ask that all dogs be on a ___FLEA AND TICK___ prevention from your vet. The over-the-counter stuff is not effective, especially here in the woods, during warm months. Ticks live around here. My yard is not the kind I can "just spray"...part of what makes it great for dogs. Since we are in Texas, ___HEARTWORM prevention___ is just a given part of pet care.

___4 OPTIONAL VACCINATIONS:___ Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, is like the flu, it mutates, so this is why it's recommended 2X a year for dogs. The vaccines are changed to reflect the current virus. Some vets say once a year. Up to you and your vet, but be sure your dog has had it. Another virus in my area is leptospirosis. This is transmitted by bacteria in the urine of wild animals. Dogs get exposed eating dirt or drinking from puddles. A neighbor lost a dog to this last year, so I mention it in case you want to be covered and get the vaccine. I do not have many puddles on the hill, but feel obliged to mention it. Strong, healthy dogs may not come down with it at all. It's 100% curable with antibiotics if caught in time. And some reactions to vaccines have be known to happen. So, you may want to discuss with your vet whether your particular dog is at risk, and what is best for YOUR dog. Many people do not vaccinate, feeling they can treat if there are any symptoms. Just know the symptoms if you think this is best for you. Optional: Canine Flu: This is making its way around America. Discuss with your vet the risks and whether you want to vaccinate. I have not heard of any cases in Dallas yet. Some dogs do move to Dallas from other states, and dogs travel. There are also vaccinations for snakebites. I have never seen venomous snakes in my yard, but all 4 kinds are present in Texas.

___ REQUIREMENTS___

AGE AND SIZE DETAILS___

DogVacay defined "puppies" as under 2 years old. Rover defines them as under 1 year old. I have to draw the line at __6 months__. All should be spayed or neutered, unless they are a giant breed pup. If your pet is that gray area: scheduled for a surgery but has not had it yet, I will be willing to meet the pet and watch behavior to determine if things will be okay. I expect your puppy to be potty trained or in the process.__ I'm no longer accepting new clients under 15 pounds.___ If your dog's size is in a grey area, we can discuss. If your small dog acts like a big dog and hangs around with them a lot, and is not on the furniture all the time, let me know. I have "grandfathered" in some old clients who are like this.

Small dogs need to be actually house trained - potty pads or peeing in your shower is not "house trained". Contrary to urban legend, being small does not mean they cannot control their bladders; ask your children or short friends about this issue.

___PREPARING your Dog:___

If your dog has never left your side, and your trip will be a long one, it is okay to have more than one "meet and greet", so your dog has been here with you a couple of times and may adjust more easily. Some clients do a trial night for especially anxious dogs, so we can see how things go. Crate training a dog can give him or her a sense of security and routine in a strange place. If your dog is crate trained, I encourage you to bring his or her "house". Some dogs seek this out in thunderstorms as well as bedtime. The transition is often made easier with a blanket, bedding, or an owner's shirt from home. Dogs who are used to sleeping with owners have a very hard time adjusting, and this can help. If your dog has never been away, and always sleeps with you, you can help prepare your dog for his or her Vacay by disallowing sleeping in the bed from time to time. Once they learn that even when this happens, you still love and value them the next day, it will be easier for them to sleep and adjust when you are gone. (In dog society, where one sleeps is a much bigger deal than with humans, so this really can help the dog be more confident in general) Getting your dog a bed that is placed next to yours may help, and that bed can come with your dog. In the case of a dog with severe anxiety who has actual panic attacks, it may be best to get with your vet and have something prescribed for the anxiety ahead of time, to help the dog adjust initially. Actual panic attacks put incredible strain on a dog's heart and immune system, as they involve: panting, pacing, drooling, and the inability to sit or sleep or eat for many hours or days. Dogs can safely take a number of drugs to help them avoid this suffering, just like humans who have panic attacks do.

__SPECIAL NEEDS:___

If your dog has special needs or problems, just let me know and we can discuss how best to accommodate them. Issues like poor bladder control, food aggression, or separation anxiety can all be handled... but it helps when I know up front and can be prepared. That is also safer for the dogs. In some cases, such as a recent surgery where a bandage needs changing, megaesophagus, a dog requires diapers, special walking, an e-collar, or other medical care, there may be a surcharge. Just giving most medication does not fall into this category..that's easy for me. Bringing up medical and extreme care conditions is only going to help the DOG. And this is about what is best for your dog. It will also help me know about scheduling your dog. If your dog needs a lot of medical TLC, I may avoiding booking with other dogs needing extra attention, so my time is not stretched thin, and I can give quality care to your pet. If your dog's experience is going to be identical to the one he or she will have at a vet, such as full time cage rest with bandaging or medication, then using a vet may be best, since it is psychologically hard for your dog to watch OTHER dogs having a good time here at my place.

___Of course, I want your business, but I also want the best thing for your DOG.___

If your vet has told you your dog needs to lose or gain weight, or your vet is too polite but you just know this, I am good helping with this, and can help you get a dog on a program while she or he is visiting. I am glad to share tips and tricks for helping get a dog of any age to a fit weight. I end up loving the dogs who stay here, and I want to keep seeing them for a long time! I'm very proud of several of my clients and their dogs who have gotten in great shape over time! Availability: I will try to make room for dogs I know based on their personalities and how they fit into a group. Once your dog is a "regular", this can happen for you, too.

__NOTE___Every 2 years or so, I may actually try to take a day or two off to do things in real life, like a real person.

____ First, PLEASE, schedule the essential Meet and Greet, and let me know the dates you are considering, (or if you are just looking for a good fit with no dates in mind) and I will check my home calendar to work with you. Regarding Meet and Greets, I'm very flexible with my schedule and will try to work with whatever time is best for you.

____Also, I don't have a "staff"_____ so please, let me know if you change your plans. I don't mind, but knowing allows me to schedule other things, like clients picking up or dropping off their dogs, a run to the pharmacy, or even a shower, etc without missing you.

___HOURS___as stated above, 8:30am til 11 pm

Morning hours are AFTER 8:30 am out of consideration to neighbors ( one is 89 years old) , and also so dogs here can eat breakfast. Many dogs refuse to eat when they get excited. They may vomit. No one needs that. Plan ahead and drop off the day or night before if you need earlier. Since I am a long drive for many, this can be less stressful anyway.

____Evening hours____ can be as late as 11:00 pm for pick ups, which have less barking. Again, be considerate and let me know the time you will be here so I can plan things like my meals, bedtime, and shower, etc.

I am not going to charge you for every hour over 24 hours, etc. But please, be considerate in your planning. (Some hosts charge like that, I don't want to be one of them, but this is how I make my living.)

FOR EXAMPLE, if you drop off at 8:30 am, plan to pick up before noon or consider tipping, because picking up at 11pm means your dog has been here much longer than 24 hours and may be overlapping other dogs who have arrived later. It's turning into daycare. If you drop off at 4pm, picking up at 4pm is perfect.

__MEET AND GREETS ___are best after 10 am and during daylight hours so you can see everything, and we can watch the dogs' body language.

___I can do LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS ONLY for repeat guests. New guests are going to need a meet and greet, and also I will be taking into consideration any dogs already booked for that time period. ___TRAINING:____ If your adult dog is not actually house trained, I can tell you how to do it and start a dog while he or she is here. There will be a daily $10 surcharge for potty training issues if they arise, because it can be very labor-intensive- more so in a place with many pets running around. If you keep it up at home, strictly, it will work and an adult can learn very quickly. You may be asked to bring a few things. Never puppy pads, though. Just discuss with me. A dog sometimes having an accident is not the same as a dog who is not housetrained. I know accidents happen.

At no charge, I do light training while a dog is in my care. Dogs learn all the time, so life with a dog is training the dog. I am glad to work with you on your dog's needs and what you can do. I am a bit more strict with dogs than many owners, but the dogs manage to have a good time and are safe. ____SOME kinds of training I cannot do here because I have guest dogs here and cannot do a lot of one-on-one work.___ When you pick up your pet, I may tell you a bit about what we worked on and how to reinforce at home.

___Thanks for deciding to give your dog the gift of a vacay! Dogs at home may spend time waiting for you to come back and being reminded of you by the home surroundings, but here, they don't know you are far away or not at home, and they tend to relax. You may want to meet with more than one host to be sure you get the right fit for your dog. I also like my regular clients to have a "back up" in case I am booked or truly unavailable. Of course, I hope every dog works out, but I also want what is best for each dog. I know that boarding your dog is a very important decision, and I welcome questions and concerns. ____Thank you for taking the time to read this and research for your dog. I hope to meet you and your dog soon.

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24/7 Drool-Worthy Expert CareWinnetka Heights, Dallas, TX

Flexible drop off and pick up hours of 10am-10pm. I have over 30 years experience owning and working with all types of animals, especially dogs, including several years as the supervisor of an upscale pet spa. Large, fun, safely fenced yard for your pooch to enjoy! Flexible hours, travel, and capable of housing multiple dogs at once. As I work from home I will be able to provide round the clock care for your pet(s). The reason I've never had an unhappy pup or owner leave my home is because I'm very careful which dogs I allow into my pack so that everyone feels loved, safe, engaged and always overjoyed to return. My requirements are: all dogs must be well socialized, house trained, spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, no aggressive dogs or breeds/mixes, no dogs in heat, and all dogs must be free of contagious diseases, fleas or ticks and parasites...no exceptions for the safety of other pets.

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Your Pups Vacation Destination!!Southwest Dallas, Dallas, TX

Hi, my name is Karen! I'm currently a stay at home mother of one. Our son Richard is going into the 5th grade and he enjoys playing baseball and spending time with his friends. Dog sitting is something I have always truly enjoyed, and as a pet owner myself for many years quality care and attentiveness is always my primary focus. Over the years, I've cared for a wide variety of different breeds of dogs and puppies. I believe every pup is very special in his or her own way and I especially enjoy getting to know each one and their individual, unique personality. I'm home throughout the day, which allows me the necessary time to take them on walks, play with, and supervise your pup(s) fully throughout their stay. Safety is always my top priority and in my care pups are always supervised and cared for as if they are a part of our family. When your pup(s) vacations with us in our home, you can rest easy knowing they will have a safe, fun, and interactive stay that's filled with daily activities, walks and plenty of play time to keep their tails wagging until your return!

I'm flexible with meet & greets as well as drop-off and pick-up times. If your looking for convenience or running short on time, drop-off & pick-up round trip service is also available. I'm always just a call or message away! Ask me how to save 20$ off your first Rover stay!!

Business Hours

- Dog Boarding drop off & pick up hours - (7am - 10pm)

- Doggy Day care drop off & pick up hours - (7am - 10pm)

- Drop In Visit(s) hours - (7am-10pm)

**Hosting dogs up to 75 lbs**

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Sue 
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Sue's Dog ServiceGrand Prairie, TX

Here we are very dog oriented and friendly...they get plenty of exercise socialization and fresh air Dogs are my love and my passion! I rescue German shepherds..Have 3 very friendly fur babies. Come visit and see our home!

I ask that all shots are up to date Flea and tick medicine is an absolute must!

All dogs should be social..no aggression all dogs in my care have to be spayed or neutered.. I aim to spoil your dog and please you!

Special requests are fine.Meet and Greets are a must before booking a reservation...Thank You...hope our home can be your dogs retreat and home away from home! Please keep in mind all dogs need to be picked up by 7PM or another day will be added this is a business..Thank you for your consideration.A special Thank You to all my customers new and old... I'm going on 7 yrs now and I love caring for your Fur Babies! All quotes need to be honored within 24hr once they are sent the busy season is upon us! Thank You.....Sue

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Dogfather of 5; All Sizes/Breeds!!!Grand Prairie, TX

I have 15+ years of full-time experience as a dog owner (My wife and I are currently the proud parents of 5 fur babies). I have experience with dogs of all ages, sizes, and temperaments. My own dogs range in size from 30-60 pounds and in age from 3-12 years. I've raised puppies, cared for senior dogs, and everything in between. I walk my dogs every morning around the Trailwood neighborhood of Grand Prairie; if you live near me you may have seen me!

While my wife works during the day, I'm the stay-at-home husband and dog daddy. When your dog(s) stay with me I'm at home supervising throughout the day while they do all the things that dogs love to do: play, nap, explore the backyard, etc. If I do need to leave the house to run errands (or grab a quick nap), I make sure your dog(s) are safely, securely, and comfortably kenneled inside my house until I return.

I've been sitting for Rover full-time for over 2 years and have successfully completed over 320 bookings for more than 100 different clients. No dog is too much for me! I've sat for overly shy dogs, high-energy dogs, and everything in between! They always leave happy (and are usually worn out from all the playing).

Our 5 dogs are our children! When I sit for your dog(s), they will be considered a part of our pack from the get-go and will be treated no differently than we treat our own pups!

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Oak Cliff Tree House for DogsSouthwest Dallas, Dallas, TX

My home is super dog friendly. It features cool tiled floors, ample space for your pup to roam with 2 separate areas outside. Lots of trees and shade to explore. I am a work at home Doggy Dad so your pet will get all of the attention it deserves. My dog Willie is a gentleman at all times and always welcomes visitors with a woof and a wag of his tail. My yard is fenced and has security lighting during the night time hours. I welcome all breeds and ages. Give me a shout if you have any questions or concerns.

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Bring ‘Em To Roost At Mother Hen’s!Red Oak, TX

I was born with an innate desire to take care of animals, so being a dog sitter really is a dream come true for me! When I was a child, I used to actually sneak animals back home to help them out and nurse them back to health—dog sitting seems sort of like a logical extension of that now that I’m older! But I definitely have a very strong connection with dogs in particular, as they have such an amazing and selfless spirit about them. They certainly inspired me to do what I can to give back to them wherever I could.

Since my teenage years, I have always volunteered at animal shelters for at least two months out of the year. Volunteering has always been an extremely rewarding experience, and I learned so much about proper dog care in the process. I have also learned how to train dogs using voice commands and hand gestures from professional trainers and handlers, which I bring to my own pups all the time. I have studied animals and their mannerisms extensively and know what warning signs to look for in scared or intimidated animals. I have personally trained all of my dogs and have even taught them unusual commands such as “Hoover”, which is when food (usually Cheerios) has fallen on the floor and they are allowed to pick it up! I’m always eager to learn about the animals I meet and cater my care to their individual needs.

Although I’ll be the primary caregiver to your pup, my house is full of puppy love! I love with my husband, 11-year-old daughter, and my young son. My husband and daughter are always hands-on in helping with the animals in my care, and they absolutely love having new pups come stay with us. My son is a toddler, but he is very sweet and gentle with all animals, as I took care to teach both of my children from a very early age to love and properly interact with animals. I think we four make a pretty great team together! In addition to the four of us, I also have four pups of my own who just can’t wait to make new friends. All of my dogs are large to extra-large, but they are some of the friendliest creatures around. Julius is my official ambassador. He is very patient and allows new dogs to really become comfortable with new faces. Luna, my puppy, is usually the second furry face they see after they’ve shown their comfortable with other dogs. Minerva is the next face once they’ve become acclimated to Luna, and Maximus is the last because he’s the oldest and sometimes takes a bit to warm up to new pups. All of the dogs I’ve boarded have been successfully integrated into my pack within the first 12-24 hours, however, so I’m sure that we’ll all be good friends in no time at all.

I am very flexible and willing to work with reasonable requests and/or modifications, so please feel free to ask! Late drop offs and pickups are accepted as well as last-minute requests, per availability.

I do have the ability to separate dogs that are not socialized, however, a $15/night charge will be added to the booking prior to confirmation of the booking due to the added measure needed to be taken to ensure a safe environment for everyone. I do not charge for late or early exchanges, but do ask for advance notice if you plan on dropping off before 8am or after 8pm. I can trim nails, but will not if the dog shows signs of anxiety or aggression.

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Liz 
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Dizzie Lizzies Pet Sitting!Mansfield, TX

I treat your fur kids like you owners do. Lot's of love in this home, lots of fun too! Big back yard to run in also have a pool. Your fur babies have the run of the house and our heart. Taken outside no less that 15 times a day, they eat on schedule and sleep where they want to. We both work from home so your fur kids are never alone. They will be spoiled and pampered during their stay here. If requested we can walk you fur kids. Because we do have a pool when the fur kids are outside so are we, they are never left alone outside! Let's have fun, bring your fur kids for a meet and greet soon. Respectfully!

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Friends of Rosie & Winnie|Oak CliffKessler, Dallas, TX

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Need a place for your furry bestie to spend the day or night? We might be just what you're looking for! Join us at our north Oak Cliff home for daily walks, fun in the back yard, and naps in the sun. Our parents have flexible schedules so one is almost always home to meet our needs. Sometimes we have a foster dog friend, so you might get to meet him/her too! Our parents have experience with senior and special needs pups as well, so fear not. We'd love to have you over!

xoxo

Rosie and Winnie

IMPORTANT NOTE:

We are only able to watch dogs who do NOT demonstrate territory marking behaviors or chewing behaviors (in general or due to separation anxiety). If a guest dog exhibits either of these behaviors, we will use belly bands (for marking) and a crate (for chewing). Thanks for your understanding!

Check us out on Instagram: @friendsofrosieandwinnie

And, if you're interested in adopting a new dog, we would love to help out! We rescue with Dallas Pets Alive and are always happy to help our friends find the best furry addition to their family :)

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Your dog's second home is here!Lancaster, TX

I have been so fortunate to have such a wonderful client base. Your dogs have become part of our small family and we love them all. I welcome all new dogs to become a part of our extended family as well.

Your dog(s) will be pampered, loved and cared for by 2 surrogate parents! My husband Billy and I enjoy providing exclusive care. We do not work outside of the home, so your dog(s) will always be with someone. Here's my disclaimer: I cannot be responsible for spoiling your dog. That's just what we do! For more information and to see what my life with dogs is really like, please visit my Rebecca At Rover.com public page on Facebook. You will see my photos and videos of my sits, as well as informative information and fun facts!

My house is all about peace and is drama free. I give exclusive care by mimicking your care at home. During our meet & greet, you will be required to complete a detailed questionnaire with me so that I may provide your dog(s) with the very best of care. I will sit up to 4 dogs at a time if they are from the same household. Any dogs not from the same household (i.e. there is crossover with drop off/pick up times) will be kept in a separate part of the house, being taken care of exclusively too by my husband and now full time partner Billy! In that case, we switch back and forth so we can both enjoy the dogs visiting.

I have had several dogs, small and large in the past (Beagle, Yorkie, Black Lab, Aussie, Rottweiler), but none since relocating from New Jersey to Texas. I would love to care for your dog!

Your dog will have plenty of exercise running in our huge, enclosed yard and treated specifically based on your instructions.

We have a bed and a bowl of water in every room for the dogs. If they choose to sleep in our bedroom with us, that's fine too! We do not believe in allowing dogs to sleep outside. We have no children and no pets; just us 2. Let us care for your pups!

About this sitter:

I am patient. I do not believe in corporal punishment, so please do not even ask me to physically discipline your dog, even a swat on the nose for an accident. It's just not going to happen. I am experienced in administering medication by pill, liquid or injection. I am also skilled at caring for dogs with debilitating illnesses such as cancer & diabetes, those who have had strokes, blind dogs, deaf dogs and physically disabled dogs who need to be carried. Basically, I will sit for the dogs that most kennels and sitters will not take.

Why I love dog sitting:

I think I love dogs more than most people I know. They are capable of so much and I enjoy sharing those experiences with every dog I sit for. The emotional connections developed, especially when they become my regulars, are just so amazing! They provide love and comfort and laughter and will bring you to tears. The dogs with cancer who wake up in the middle of the night in pain and the best you can do is just to hold and comfort them. The dogs with diabetes who have to have their insulin shots every 12 hours, so you set your alarm at 11:55 PM to get up to prepare the syringe and administer the medication. The dogs who are staying with us for the very first time who are missing home and have to be distracted with whatever silly thing you have to do to make them happy. The blind dog who has to be watched every single minute so she won't injure herself, so we rearrange the house just for her visit. Or remembering that older dogs aren't necessarily ignoring your commands and perhaps they are hard of hearing, so you work with that. As a true dog lover, we alter our lives to fit whatever need the dogs we sit for have. And I love it! I wish I had realized that earlier in my life.

No pets of our own.

See more photos/videos on Facebook at: Rebecca at rover.com!

About my yard

My backyard is approximately 1/2 acre. It is completely fenced in. However, my husband Billy or myself will be outside with your dog at all times. I do not believe in letting a dog out and leaving them out there unsupervised. During these hot months, we have a kiddie pool, just in case some of my dog clients want to cool off.

My experience administering medication

I have experience with medication in pill and liquid form. I am also experienced in administering injections.

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