PLEASE NOTE: If you are seeking dog walking or home visits on any of the days marked "unavailable"please send a request anyway. Unavailable dates are booked for in-home overnight pet sittings (because I can't be in two homes at the same time).
I have been called an animal whisperer a few different times. No, I can't communicate with animals :-) However, I do great with pets that are known for being shy, troubled or a handful. I have experience with all types of breeds; from Chihuahuas to Mastiffs. Size does not intimidate me.
As one of my services, I am able to take your pup on a trip to the dog park for some play time. If you'd like for your dog to spend time at the dog park instead of a walk would be at the 60 minute walk quote price.
Why I love dog walking and pet sitting?
I have been a dog lover all of my life. I was raised with large breeds such as Mastiffs (English and French) and Newfoundlands. Once I became an adult, I adopted a tiny chihuahua (who passed away summer of 2014) and have since adopted another one. I spend my free time walking dogs and volunteering at a local animal shelter. Before I started dog walking and pet sitting professionally I would pet/house sit for friends and family. I have experience with all type of animals from small rodents (hamsters, rats and guinea pigs), lizards, birds, cats and many different breeds of dogs. I have also had the chance to work in a dog grooming salon where I learned grooming skills I now offer to you as part of my services.
My experience administering medication:
I am comfortable giving oral medications. I cannot give IV meds, but I do know how to give fluids via needle under the skin.
Time I'll spend with your dog:
Monday-Friday for an hour (with travel) I have prior obligations to a set of pups I have been working with for a year consistantly. Aside from running short trips to get food or things of that nature, 4 hours alone is the most they'll be alone.
Extra house-sitting services:
As apart of my services, I do basic cleaning as I stay there. I can take trash to the curb for pickup, get your mail, water plants, and any other basic household chore.
***My home and I are both smoke and drug free*** .
The fur Mom of two wonderful dogs I have been walking before I joined dogvacay does not have an account but left me this great testimonial.
"Jaclynn has been dog-walking and dog-sitting for me for the better part of a year. My dogs were almost immediately comfortable with her, as was I. Even my timid little guy took to her very quickly, which is amazing because he's incredibly lovable, but usually so tentative with anyone new. On top of everything else my rather plus-sized bichon-mix has lost six pounds by (altering her diet and) getting regular walks during the week. Jaclynn is dependable and kind."- Maridith R. (03/2015).
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