Your happy, cat-friendly dog will have a blast at their slumber party, playing in my large, fully shaded back yard with my two 55 & 75 pound dogs, or hanging out inside with my seven rescued cats, two dogs, and whichever other pups have joined the party! My dogs are ages 4 & 5, and their favorite time of day is play time! Your pup will join in the fun of Tag, Tug, Keep a Way, Chase, and other games that they make up, and will run and romp until a nice, soft bed at nap time is welcomed! There are always plenty of sticks and branches for your Assistant Branch Manager to chew on and use to play tug of war with a Branch Manager! We also play fetch using a ball launcher a couple of times a day. When it's hot, we limit outdoor time, and are careful not to let the dogs get overheated. We play a bit indoors, too - it's that kind of house. I don't worry about things being chewed on or scratched - it's not like it hasn't happened before. :) Your treasured dog will get lots of play time, lots of love & affection, his own food (so no tummy troubles!), and will have a wonderful time on his vacation while he's here.
While my pups usually prefer to be out a lot in nice weather, some days they like to be in a lot more - I leave it up to them. Yours would do the same, or stay inside or outside more if he or she preferred. I'm home almost all the time when dogs are on vacay, so your pups will get all the attention they want, inside or out, and they can be with the other dogs all the time, or spend time apart, as they wish. They'll also get TONS of attention from the seven resident dog-crazy cats who own the house and all of the dogs in it.
If you have a well-socialized pup who loves to run and play, or a happy couch potato who loves to chill, bring him or her here for a worry free, fun slumber party with some good-time party pups and kitties! The yard is completely fenced in with a 6' wood privacy fence, with the added security of a 4' cyclone fence behind that. My gate has a pawsitively secure lock, so your little escape artist will be safe here.
My dogs are kind and gentle when they're not playing enthusiastically, and they adore having new friends coming to play or relax with them. My home is special because I am almost always at home with the animals, and I absolutely love each of them. We all enjoy getting to know new dogs! Your dog will never be lonely here - in addition to my dogs, my seven very busy, aggressively dog-friendly cats will have LOTS of interaction with your pup, too!
Your dog MUST be cat-friendly (and have cat experience) in order for him or her to stay at my home. I take care of your dogs in my home to prevent them from having unhappy kennel experiences, so I'm sure you understand that the safety and happiness of my own pets is extremely important, too!
Whatever we're doing, there's lots of interaction, affection, training, limits, and love. Dogs like to work their minds as well as their bodies. It makes them happier.
You'll get text updates, pictures, calls, or emails (whichever you prefer) so you'll know your puppy is happy and having fun during his vacay. You're welcome to contact me as much as you'd like to hear about how your dog's visit is going, and how he or she is doing. I do my best to replicate the activities and schedule that your dog enjoys at home, so that he's as happy as is possible without you. I'm all about continuous improvement, and welcome your suggestions and comments to help improve the experience for your dog. That's the beauty of my only having three guest dogs at most; the experience is tailored to your dog's needs. This is a non-smoking, low-stress environment which caters to your dog's likes and dislikes. We look forward to meeting and taking great care of your dog!
All dogs on vacay must have current vaccinations, accurate ID tags, be free of fleas and other parasites, be cat-friendly with no known incidents of any sort of aggression toward cats, & be well-socialized with no history of aggression toward other dogs (okay if rehabilitated) so we can be sure everyone stays safe, and we all have a positive experience. If you are at all unsure of your dog's behavior toward other dogs or cats, please seek alternate arrangements for your pet. If you have any questions or concerns about my experience, animals at my home, or special considerations needed for your dog, please feel free to contact me. I'll be glad to talk to you before we even schedule a "meet and greet" to insure that this environment is the right one for your dog. Prior to your dog's stay, it is best if we can meet so that we are sure that this is the best situation for your dog, and so that he or she will feel more comfortable coming here for his or her first stay. I take great pains to ensure that every dog is happy while he's here, and I expect that you are the kind of pet owner who is responsible, caring, and wants the best for your dog, too.
I'm also experienced in dealing with different types of aggression, so if your dog has mild toy or food aggression, a stay here can be successful. I strive to be a good pack leader, following Cesar Millan's training to keep the pups balanced and happy. I also love well-socialized pit bulls, rotties, and other big dogs and do not discriminate against any breed.
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