If you're like me, your dog IS a part of your family and you want only the best for them. How can you go away and have peace of mind, if you are worried about your pet/furry family member? Unfortunately, even the nicest kennel facility can leave you frustrated and your pet can be traumatized, especially if they are accustomed to living in a home or if they are a sensitive soul.
I have a dog-friendly home and a large (3/4 acre) FULLY fenced in yard for me and my pets to romp and play. I work from home. I LOVE dogs and have enjoyed sharing my life with pets my entire life. We go for one long walk at least once per day, unless it is pouring rain, but they also have the large yard to play in all day. I have a 3/4 acre sized lot and a large outside kennel for them to hang out, in if I have to run an errand. So they will NOT be put into a crate, unless that is how they are accustomed to sleeping at night. However, I do not allow dogs upstairs in my bedroom or sleep with them.
I have two sweet small dogs now, Daisy a corgi/mix who is twelve years old (15 pounds) and Ava who is a mini-pincher/beagle mix and one year old (20 pounds). I only take small and medium sized dogs, (up to 40 pounds) because I think they tend to get along better with each other. My girls enjoy their daily walk and meet their playmate-dogs at the park. I have lots of pet toys and enjoy playing with the dogs in the house, in the yard and at the park. I will send you text photo's while you are away if you like.
It is important that your dog is social and not aggressive. My dogs are playful and get along with other dogs (as long as the other dogs are not possessive or aggressive.) Ava especially loves to play with other dogs, because she is still young (1 1/2 yrs old).
I prefer a "Meet and Greet" before your first pet stay. This is not only for your comfort, but also so your pet will feel secure and happy too. I will go the extra mile to make sure your dog has what is needed. Your dog will come back to you relaxed and happy, plus you will be able to thoroughly enjoy your time away, whether it is for business or pleasure.
Please bring your pet's: food, dishes, bed, crate and leash, when you come, along with vet information, any medications and/or special instructions. Please give me your cell phone number so I can keep you up to date and send photos.
I can also come to your home, if you prefer. I will, of course have my two pets with me, if I come to stay overnight. Ava still sleeps in her crate, but Daisy sleeps in her own dog bed, they are good doggie guests and travel with me wherever I go.
I look forward to meeting you and your best friend.
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