Pretty please....read this entire listing before contacting me. Most of your questions will be answered here. Thank you!
Be sure to fill out your dog's entire Profile. Without it, I will not schedule a Meet & Greet or board your dog. No exceptions.
Go out-of-town, guilt-free, knowing your dog(s) will be loved and well-cared for in a nice home---not a kennel. Small, medium, large & x-large short-haired dogs welcome!
We know you're busy...so before you waste any time writing back and forth to me, please read this entire post. Most of your questions will be answered here.....
We have 4 cats. Your dog(s) will need to be non-reactive to cats in order to stay here. We cannot board any dog that chases, terrorizes, stalks and may injure our cats. If you allow your dog to chase rabbits, squirrels, deer, birds, etc.(not good behavior)--- your dog will probably not pass the "cat test" as they are too prey driven. All the dogs that stay here either have cats at their home or they're too old to chase cats.
I will only board dogs that have had a Meet & Greet. No exceptions. If you are a new client and I have not met your dog, please do not try to setup a reservation without first setting up a meet and greet. If you do try to set up a reservation before a Meet and Greet....I'll know you haven't read this listing. ;-)
I'm sorry---but I don't board dogs under 1 year old, unsocialized dogs and dogs that are not housebroken. ;-(As much as I love Goldens, Shih Tzu's, Irish Setters, etc... I can no longer take long-haired, high maintenance dogs. When it rains, our backyard can get muddy. Long-haired dogs track too much mud into the house. ;-(
Because I'm passionate about rescuing dogs, I prefer to only take pups that are neutered. Over 1.2 million healthy dogs are murdered in shelters every year because of the population problem. Neutering your pet will go a long way in stopping the killing of these precious living beings.
Our 4,000 square foot home is very clean and animal-friendly. Our heating & A/C units are equipped with special filters and UV lights for allergies and dirt.
Our fenced in backyard is about an acre, providing lots of room to play...or just lay around. Dogs get a great workout on the hill. Your dog will have walks (unless it's too hot or too cold) and lots of interaction and playtime with our dog and neighbor dogs.
You'll have to let us know if you don't want your pup on the furniture. We tend to spoil all dogs---but we're happy to respect your rules. Your pup will have full run of the house.
Your dog(s) will have outdoor bathroom breaks every 2 - 3 hours during the day & at least 1 daily walk, weather-permitting. He/she will sleep well after a full day of fun, relaxation, walks and loving. Most dogs choose to sleep in our bedroom---on our bed.
FYI....for the first time your dog stays with us, please schedule a 1 - 2 night stay to see how it works out for everyone. If all goes well, you can book a longer stay, OK?
I'm a Voice Over Professional with a home recording studio---so I can't take dogs that bark for no reason. My sweetie, Armand Cabrera, is a professional fine artist and computer games artist. We work from home, so we're available to love and care for your dog 24/7.
We're not able to board hyperactive, untrained dogs. I'm happy to provide names of great trainers.
Please schedule a Meet 'n Greet at our home so we can make sure Chez Diane is a perfect fit for your pup.
Be sure to fill out your pup's entire profile before requesting a Meet 'n Greet.
PRICING - DOGGIE DAYCARE
$25---up to 10 hours.
After 10 hours you will be charged an additional Daycare fee.
Overnight Boarding = $50
($25 overnight boarding + $25 first day of daycare until noon)
Drop off your pup anytime during the 1st day.
Pickup on the last day of boarding before 12 noon.
If you pickup your pup after 12 noon, I charge an additional day of daycare.
Multiple Dogs Boarding (same family) $45 per dog.
Please bring your own food. Dry food is garbage.....so bring canned food. You can see an article I wrote about dry food on my blog: InfoAboutCatsAndDogs.com
Please be sure your dog is clean and well groomed before bringing him/her to our home. I'm happy to recommend good groomers in the area. We don't take matted, stinky, ungroomed dogs. ;-) While your dog is here, I'll brush him/her daily. Should you bring an un-groomed dog, additional charges for grooming will be applied. Please keep in mind---this is our private home---not a kennel.
If you are a punctual person, thank you for your consideration----no need to read further.
This is the "I Can't Believe I Have To Say This!" section...
If you are chronically late---please know that my time is as important as yours. I work from home as a professional Voice Over Actress and an Artist Agent. I plan my day around your arrival. It's rude to call or text me when you're already late. I've been waiting for you and there's a good chance I had to get up earlier than usual to accommodate you. Thanks!
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