ATTN: We're moving out of state (back to D.C.) so our pet services business is on hold until further notice. We'll miss all the wonderful dogs and owners we've met over the years! Give them a nose kiss for us :)
I grew up working with wild and domestic animals at The Reston Animal Park (D.C. native) and working with client's pets through our family cleaning and organizing business, Our love for animals evolved the business and we ended up delivering litters of puppies to caring for massive exotic fish tanks and much more! I was also the owner of two beautiful German Shepherds (now have passed but always my beloved brothers) that I trained to do everything from obstacle courses on the playground to our game "find it." Currently we do not have any pets but its fun to pretend when we're dog boarding!
We love animals and especially big ones - Great Danes to Great Pyrenees. We like the little fellows too but not the yippy types that bite at your feet and are prone to snap. Just being honest ok! Drool, fur and energy don't bother us! For active dogs, requests to take your dog to an enclosed dog park, open field or go for a hike is available for a small fee ($10-$20). We do play with the dogs we watch during our lunch and after work and can walk them at those times as well (morning walks possible too). We have a large, completely fenced in yard that's great for running, playing and exploring.
If you're going away for a while or have a bunch of pets, ask me about discounts for 3+ pets or 2+ week stays! We are happy to do long or short term boarding as well as doggy daycare and home visits in our immediate area.
In addition, we can walk & train dogs. I can seriously say I can walk any dog. I used to walk my two Shepherds at the same time and just one outweighed me by 10 pounds. Even if they saw a squirrel or a cat, I could handle it. Training your dog can lead to much more enjoyable walks and time with your pet! It is worth the investment! I can train your dog independently and after a few sessions, the owner can become part of the process to learn how they need to learn to command and be the master. Dogs actually love and need discipline, just like children do! Nobody wants to do bad, including our critters. All dogs we board will receive complimentary mini-training lessons too!
! ! ! PLEASE READ ! ! !: My fiance and I work staggered schedules, so one of us is home every 3-5 hours during the week. We work extremely close to our home and come home for lunch. Before &/or after lunch I walk the dog(s) or have some playtime. Ian is home before me and hangs out and plays with the dog(s) and once I get home, there is usually another walk or playtime after dinner.
We typically leave dogs outside when we're gone since we have a spacious, completely fenced in yard. We provide an enormous bowl of water and our yard always has a shady spot due to big trees. There is also an overhang on our house in case it rains. We find this much more fair to dogs rather than keeping them cooped up inside or in a crate. We've experienced time and time again that even dogs that are unaccustomed to having a yard or being outside alone, love being outside to being locked indoors. Who wouldn't? None the less, we do allow some dogs to stay indoors &/or crated per the owners request.
Currently, there are some weekends we can't be home quite that often so please message me with your dates so I can let you know if we can accommodate your dog.
We don't have any other pets or children and typically don't accept more than one owner's pets at once unless that is explicitly OK'ed by the owner. We do accept multiple dogs at once though and offer discounts for 3+ dogs.
ATTN: Until at least February 7th (and most likely through February) we'll be home boarding two small outdoor dogs. Unfortunately meet and greets haven't gone well - these dogs haven't been socialized with other dogs at all. Therefore I may have to decline any bookings during this time. Message me for details/questions.
Feel free to ask me any questions and now go give your pup a kiss on the nose for me!
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