Here at "Au Pair de Pooch", your dog is not just a "pet" it is an extension of our family as long as they are here! We have been hosting with Dog Vacay since it's inception 5 years ago. We are looking forward to meeting your pet needs year round, every day of the week. We offer extended, short and day care stays. We require arranging meet n greets before scheduling and encourage early booking as we fill up quickly.
Once hosting arrangements are arranged you can expect the customary 3x daily updates with video and pictures.And any other type of contact you request during your pooches stay.
Continuing in 2017 is the Dog Channel from Directv, for those down times! And if your dog is a swimmer, the pool will open by early April. We also have outdoor agility dog playtime with sprinklers if the weather is warm enough and before it gets to hot! MOST IMPORTANTLY WE ARE NOW CERTIFIED IN DOG FIRST AID AND CPR.
We offer multiple supervised swim times, if dogs are in the pool then so are we. Safety is always the # 1 priority.
During Meet-n-greets you will learn about what we offer, photos, our mission, and most importantly our Golden Retrievers, Greta and Durango! We can take this time to meet your pup(s) and your family and you get to meet all of us also! We can also tell you about our vast experience caring for animals, including specialized animal behavior training, at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and Teaching Hospital.
Last year the yard was resurfaced with 3/8 Yavapai Coral for landscaping, This allows for greater ease for running and playing tennis ball (fetch), without being appraiser to the feet.
The pool's entire water has been changed and is totally pristine and fresh for a new swimming season for pups! If you pup is not a swimmer, no worries, we have poolside umbrellas with cold towels so they can watch.
Our home is residence to Greta, our 5 year old Golden Retriever, and our Field Golden, Durango, who is our 3 year old male, both shepherded by our son, who is 11. Socialization, swimming, ball time and fun is always on tap. During the day, I am at home and offer many opportunities for play, swimming and towels to dry off, plenty of yard space to roam completely fenced in, along with frisbee's and tennis balls galore!
If its quiet you need, we can dial it back and give your pooch Frosty Paws ice cream, throw in a black and white DVD and some comfy blankets for movie night with the family. If your pooch is still crate training, no problem, we have a large crate that can be used. We have raised dogs our entire lives (over 30 years of experience), and love to give them the attention we would want for our dogs when we leave town for vacation. While your pet is here, feel free to call daily to check up; we send photos and short videos at your request and as often as you like. We've even done face time on iPhones with extended stays. We have been boarding dogs in our home for several years, and can provide numerous references. Even though we have Golden's, mid- large breed, they love small pets, check out our pictures of some of the smaller dogs we have consistently.
Our MISSION is to provide you with as much information as you need to feel safe and comfortable while you are away and to love your pet and shower it with attention. Our PHILOSOPHY is so you can relax and enjoy time off. If your concerned if your pups are eating while you are away, our pictures and videos do the trick to reassure you they are doing well. A wagging tail never lies!
As an additional service, we offer pick up and drop off services for a nominal fee, to make life a little easier when working or on trips. Its nice to arrive home from a long trip and have your best friend already at home waiting for you!
We currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! We would be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.
All of our dog beds and toys are purchased directly from the Humane Society of the United States, so that proceeds from the purchase goes directly to HSUS to continue advocacy, and education. It goes without saying, but all of our bedding, bowls are sanitized both during visits and at the conclusion of stays
Please note late afternoon and early evening pickups (on the last day) may result in an additional charge for that day, which will be discussed prior to confirmation of booking.
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