Sarah offers a highly supervised environment, loving care, sensitivity to particular needs, knowledgable experience, and many walks tailored to your dog's needs (long/short/vigorous/leisurely as needed). Normal walks include a one-mile morning walk, short mid-day walks, and one-mile evening walk. This is variable based on dog needs. I am highly attentive to creating an individualized experience for each pup, and I also LOVE sending photo updates (I know you miss your pup's sweet face and completely understand)!
I absolutely love animals and have been caring for dogs my entire life.
Growing up with a veterinarian father, I have cared for many family dogs, foster dogs, and other pets (cats, pigs, ducks, goats, iguanas, sugar gliders, chameleons, geckos, exotic fish, etc.) throughout the years. Growing up I spent many summers walking, feeding, and caring for dogs, cats, and exotic animals in the kennels of my father's animal hospital. My experience with dogs is expansive including a wide-range of breeds (beagles, rottweillers, labs, bull dogs, pugs, irish wolfhounds, shelties, jack russel terriers, lhasa apso, dalmations, rhodesian ridgebacks, australian shepherds, greyhounds, collies, dachsunds, corgies, lovely mutts, and many more!), ages, behavior tendencies, and medical needs.
i currently work for Temple University where I am also attending graduate school. My schedule is really quite flexible and I'm never gone for more than 4 hours at a time, and have Friday, Saturday, & Sundays
What to expect:
I make certain to specifically follow each owner's care and training procedures. If watching two dogs I always feed in separate rooms to absolutely eliminate any possibility of food-agression or stress. I do not feed guest dogs unapproved food/treats. And I never let guest dogs off-leash.
The apartment has two bedrooms, wood and tile floors, and a fenced-in-roof-deck. I live near the Philadelphia Art Museum and Fairmount park and love taking long strolls around these nice areas. There is also an empty field across the street from the house which is like an unofficial neighborhood dog park which is great for quick walks in extreme weather, or for quick night-time walks. I have a car and can provide transportation if pickup/drop-off is needed or in case of medical emergency.
**All guests must be non-aggressive, house-trained, and have up to date vaccinations, heart worm, and flea medication.
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