I have been caring for (with much love) pets in the Ann Arbor area for nearly 15 years. My home is comfortable and organized around pets! We have a large, privacy-fenced yard with plenty of room to run and play. I take the dogs for two 45-minute walks per day, and with two adults in the home, pets are rarely left home alone. We have experience with all types of potential issues, including potty training, territorial behaviors, and anxiety. Considerable experience in administering medicines, and am dog/cat CPR certified. Most importantly, we limit the number of boarding pets to ensure that the dogs do not feel crowded or stressed by too many unfamiliar faces. Except in peak periods, your dog(s) will most likely be the only ones we are caring for at any given time. References from many satisfied clients are available.
One thing that gives us great joy to hear from our clients is how happy their dogs are to come to our home. We hear this at almost every drop-off. "I can't believe how excited 'Susie' became when we turned into your neighborhood!"
We provide your dogs with a vacation. I talk to the dogs almost constantly (sort of baby-talk-ish) so they can hear as well as feel the love. Walks are a big part of dogs bonding to people, and we take a lot of walks. Whether it's hanging out in front of the TV, working in the yard, cleaning the garage or doing laundry, your pet will be part of the 'action'.
Baths - An end-of-visit bath is listed on my profile as an optional service. If your dog gets dirty, we give loving, gentle, fun baths to get clean (no extra charge). No pet is ever sent home smelly!!!
Senior dogs - I have a few clients with very senior dogs. We have doggy steps so they can get onto the bed or sofa. Our home itself has very few steps, and we carry/help the older ones when going outside (one inside step and one outside step). For those too small or frail to go out in bad weather, we use puppy pads.
For multiple pets from the same family, I do offer discounts (not reflected in dogvacay's booking application). Please contact me, and I will provide a custom quote to reflect a reduced nightly rate for multiple pets.
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