If I had a tail I would wag it in excitement over hosting your dog!!!
About our family:
I have a flexible work schedule doing IT work for a print and online dog magazine called The Retriever News so I can arrange my schedule to minimize the time I'm away from your dog.
While I am gone my Ragdoll cat Zara will keep watch on your dog. There should be lots of cute cuddling going on.
My fiance Lindsey is currently working a pool schedule so she has lots of flexibility and is around during the day most of the time. We tend to work opposite shifts so that your dog will be home alone for only a minimal of time. She *loves* dogs very much and previously worked at a doggy day care and boarding facility in Los Angeles, CA. While she was obtaining her masters she worked as a manager here. Her duties included working with 40-50 cage free dogs in both the indoor and outdoor area so she is well experienced in appropriate dog behavior and when a dog may be becoming too aggressive with others. She is trained in breaking up these fights and getting both dogs to get along well. She has worked in the past for nonprofit human societies keeping up with dog exercise, cleaning of kennels, and feeding as well as giving the dogs lots of love! She did not own a dog herself for some time so she used other dogs to get in her doggy snuggles. The day she met Tuna the Instagram dog was just about the happiest day of her life.
If you would like to add bathing to your dog's vacation, we offer bathing and light grooming/brushing:
*we use all natural oatmeal shampoo as well as have a natural brightener for dogs with lighter fur.
*Bath would be given on the day of pick-up so that your dog comes home looking brand new!
Our own dog:
Nora is a 1 year old rescue Labrador retriever/basset hound mix. She came from Hoover's House All Dog Rescue in Mukwanago, WI. This facility ships up dogs of all sizes and ages from Missouri from kill-shelters and spends a lot of their time/money getting these dogs adopt ready. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking to add an additional family member to their household. Nora is a very social, friendly, and kind with all types of dogs. She will want to play all day with your dog and enjoys running and chasing after all sizes of guests.
We prefer you bring whatever items your dog normally sleeps with: bed, crate, toys, or blankets to make them feel comfortable and at peace. Nora has extra beds if you need one she would be glad to share. We also have an extra medium/large crate if you do not want to haul yours over here just let us know and we would be happy to set them up for you. Don't feel like you need to bring over lots of toys, Nora has plenty to share that they can wrestle around with. Just let us know what your dog needs and we are happy and flexible to accommodate.
*******If your dog has any special needs we would be happy to accommodate with direction. Lindsey has experience working with dogs with topical and oral medications as well as special diets and allergies. As well as many elderly dogs that need extra tender loving care!
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