We are dog lovers!
We have five adorable Russian Toys who get along with most dogs, although they may take some time to warm up to a few. We have each dog meet our new guest one at a time so they can get acquainted and reduce any stress for your dog(s) and ours. However, if the dogs do not get along we have separate areas where the dogs can stay comfortably while both receiving love and affection. Our dogs have their own "dog room" where they stay while we are away from the house. We also have a family room downstairs where guest dogs can stay while we are unable to supervise them together. We have a medium size and small dog crate for guest use. If you require a larger crate, please bring your own. Your dog can sleep either on the couch downstairs (or bed) or in their crate- whichever they prefer and is most comfortable for them. Our main focus is to ensure that your dog(s) receive love and attention while you are away so they can enjoy their time away from home.
We have a fenced in backyard where your dog can run loose and play. We always supervise the dogs while they are outside and are happy to play fetch in the yard. We have a walk-able neighborhood and are happy to bring your dog(s) out for a walk (weather permitting).
I have a fantastic job, working with dogs in a Dog Cognition Lab, where I study animal behavior, specifically the bond between human and dog. Essentially- we are obsessed with dogs- big and small :)
It's important to me that your dog is comfortable while you are away. I know it can be stressful for them to change routine and I seek to ensure the process if very smooth and comforting. I want your pup to feel like it is part of our family while you are away, through lounging on the couch to accompanying us on our walks and trips to the dog run.
It is not necessary, but we would love to schedule a Meet-n-Greet to see if we are the perfect fit for you. Also, please ask any questions that you may have and I am happy to answer.
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