**I can only provide boarding & day care (at my home) for small dogs at this time :( All other services (walking, day visits at your home, transportation, etc) are available for dogs of all sizes! :) **
-Hold a California Private Kennel License
-Foster for Angels For Animals
-Delivered & Raised Multiple Litters
-Fostered 6 dogs
-Proud Pet Parent to 5 Beautiful Pups
I have a BA in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship but have always had a deep love for animals. Growing up I have owned cats, dogs, snakes, newts and even hedgehogs. I currently have 5 dogs: 4 chihuahua's and a small lab-mix -yes its crazy, I know, but they are my world. I am a total dog mom and don't work in order to make sure they get the best care possible (thanks to the hubs support!) . We get many compliments on how well mannered our pups are so I figure I must be doing something right in raising them! :) My daily routine revolves around them but even with 5 dogs I have time to spare, which is why began doing the same for other peoples pets! Since I have such a passion for animals pet sitting was just a natural fit for me. Not only do I LOVE spending time with my pet clients but it makes me happy to know that I can provide loving care for pets that would otherwise be home alone. Every client becomes my baby and even though nothing replaces their mom and dad, I strive to be the next best thing! My goal is to always build a strong relationship with my furry clients while providing responsible care and ensuring their emotional well-being and providing LOTS of affection.
I have had animals since I was 10 years old and used to be the go-to neighborhood petsitter growing up (I was taking care of saint Bernards at 12yrs old). When I went away for college I had to exchange pet sitting for a part-time job and full-time school schedule, but after college and getting married, my dogs came into my life and I quit work in order to care for them (thanks to the support of my wonderful husband!) I have now been a full-time dog mom for 4 years and have lots of experience carrying for dogs of various sizes and ages. I have raised three of our dogs from birth and last year I fostered a pregnant dog and her 5 puppies, so I have lots of experience with pregnant dogs and puppies of all stages. Having had so many dogs for such an extended period of time, I am very good at understanding dogs body language and needs. I also have a wide variety of experience in handling injuries and illnesses so if something happens to your pet while I am with them rest assured I will be able to take the right steps to get them the care they need.
I understand first hand how nerve-racking it can be trusting a stranger to care for your pet but I assure you, your pet is in good hands. I have personally experienced a situation in which a petsitter did not care for my pets as was promised, so I know just how vulnerable and hurtful that is. To help build confidence that your pet is happy and safe I will happily send you pictures each visit so that you are able to verify I am there when I say I am and see your pet (because who knows your pets body language better than you!?)
Thank you for considering me to take care of your precious pet. Feel free to ask me anything. I am very open to sharing my experiences and pet-parenting style. Also, if you have a pet other than dogs (since I've spent all this time talking about dogs) feel free to message me about my experience with other types of animals. I have had many kinds of animals and would be happy to tell you how long I had them and what kind of caregiving experience I have had with them. I love all animals and will treat your pets just like I treat mine, that means lots of love, snuggles, treats and affection.
-I can provide trips to the vet, groomer, etc. Just let me know if you have any specific needs and we can put together a plan. Whether its a routine visit or your pet needs an emergency visit to the vet and you can't be there, I can speak in depth with your veterinary provider and bring back a full report and pricing options.
-Need something else? Just ask!
When transporting your pet in my car I have an enclosed "dog hammock" in my back seat which allows both large and small dogs to sit comfortably in the car without fear of sliding off the seats or in the event of an accident, propelling into the front of the car. I also have a small "bucket" bed that buckles into the passenger seat for small dogs that prefer to sit in the front. In the event of an accident (which I've never had) my car has 11 airbags so I expect we will all be safe.
What A Typical Day Looks Like:
-Staying at my house -
**I can only provide day care and boarding for small dogs at this time :( **
For stays at my home your pet will get the full treatment. I have 4 girl chihuahuas and a lab mix who will welcome your pup and give them companionship. We live in a detached single family house with a large fenced in backyard. I keep the house very tidy and regularly wash all the blankets and dog bedding. A typical morning for the dogs starts off slowly. They like to start the day with some relaxing sunbathing under the bay window or by chasing the squirrels in our large backyard. Around mid-day I take everyone out for some exercise. I like to rotate our activities so no one gets bored, our usual options include 3 walking routes (about 1 mile each) and three big parks filled with squirrels and soft green grass. After our daily activity we head back to the house and on hot days everyone gets a frozen organic chicken broth cube with a treat frozen inside to help cool off. Then its usually nap time (their preference) in one of our 9 dog beds. The rest of the day will be spent just hanging out with me in the house or our fenced-in back yard. We have a doggy door so they will have full autonomy to choose inside or outside. They will get lots of snuggles and affection while we are hanging out and have full access to food, water and toys. I may have to run out for an errand here or there (if this is a full-day stay) but its never for more than 2 hours & I will separate the dogs to their own quiet places while I am away. My routine for leaving is to get everyone calmly settled into their beds, give them a treat and quietly leave. I also always leave a radio on for them and we have a dog cam so I can monitor them from my phone. If your pets stay happens to fall on a weekend they will be fully integrated into our plans (which always revolve around our pets) whether that be a hike or an exciting walk to downtown Willow Glen were we always stop for a special treat. Rest assured your pet will be part of the family while with us. Pictures of our home are included in my profiles photos!
Your House: For day visits. I do my best to maintain your pets regular routine and minimize any stress. We will take a 30 min walk on a route of your recommendation and make sure your pet does its business outside. Every client will have unique needs so before I come for a house visit, I will consult with you about your unique needs and what a typical day looks like for your pet. Regardless of your pets routine I will make sure they receive lots of one-on-one time and are feeling loved and happy. I am confident that I can adequately care for any of your pets special needs.
What I need to know about your pet:
Before carrying for any animal we will schedule a meet and greet so that we have a chance to meet in person and talk about your pets needs. During that meeting we will go over all the information that is needed according to your specific type of pet care. For day-visits or walks I will ask about any behavioral issues I need to know about, how friendly your pet is with people or other animals we may encounter on walks, food restrictions & allergies, recommended walking routes and your vets information in the event of an emergency. For more extensive care such as overnights we will talk about feeding schedules, allergies, bathroom routines, medical needs, emergency vet care, pets personal preferences, etc. I will basically ask you everything I would want someone who was watching my pets to know and you will be free to share/ask me anything you like as well.
PRODUCTS OFFERED: I am an accomplished seamstress and love to make custom order pet products. If you are in need of any of the following products feel free to message me and I would be happy to send you photos of my work. You can also visit my store UpTownTails on Etsy.com
-Dog Seat Hammock-
I love to sew and one of the products I make luxury dog hammocks because I don't think the hammocks on the market are 1) attractive or 2) comfortable for dogs, so I designed my own! If your interested in one, they run $110 for the one with side flaps as seen in my pictures (the side flaps protect your interior doors from scratches & slobber) or $90 for one without flaps. I will take measurements of your car so its custom fit. They are washable and you will get to pick out your fabric design.
-Dog Ottoman Bed-
Each bed is unique and is 100% customizable. Price varies based on market price of materials. If your interested, message me and I will get you a quote.
-Crate Covers & Custom Bedding-
Message me and we can customize to match your home's style!
Small Cover - $30
Small Cover + Bedding - $45
Medium Cover - $40
Medium Cover + Bedding - $55
Large Cover - $50
Large Cover + Bedding - $75
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