Hi! I'm Tina.
So I founded this small dog walking and care agency. I work from home when not out dog walking and doing at home visits.
I have 20 years of experience training, fostering, rescue, rehab, owning, puppy care, medicating, and nursing. I've raised a number of local puppies into adult hood, and helped owners with ideas when facing obstacles or challenges with their pets. I am also very comfortable and experienced with very senior and elderly dogs. My apartment is a Ground Unit with just 3 steps down into the unit.
When it comes to our PupPad I offer routine, consistency, long leashed walks along the lake paths, and plenty of hanging out together in the apartment. As a general safety rule, I won't let them off the leash, or take them to dog parks/beaches. I'm happy to provide structured training and commands based on your language, gestures, and cues so that your pet gets the same consistency with us, as they do with you.
No ones pups are perfect--my little old man Vinci the sheltie will generally opt to keep to himself. Though you can see in the photos he hangs out with everyone very well. But we do ask that you let us know if there are any particular habits - like marking, teething, separation anxiety, etc so we can best support your dog while they are here. Additionally all dogs must be spayed or neutered if over the age of 8 months, and current on their vaccines. There is a cat here - Dante, who is not afraid of dogs, but will keep to his own routine. If your dog has aggressive/hunter attitudes towards cats, I am sorry to say we cannot host them in our home.
I do own a personal vehicle, and will consider pick up/drop off at an additional charge depending on the distance and hour.
We do have a couple crates for those of your furry friends who prefer the security of sleeping in one at night, and a couple dog beds, but by all means feel free to lend us any beds or toys that are special to your pup so they feel at home while staying with us here.
While your friend is here with us, I am more than happy to provide photos of their adventures and general overall cuteness, text messages with any updates you'd like, and overall ensure you feel confident that your furry friend is in good care.
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