TRAINED VET ASSISTANT
FULL TIME PET CARE PROVIDER
FIRST AID CERTIFIED
SMALL DOGS ONLY FOR BOARDING,
ANY SIZE OKAY FOR PETSITS IN YOUR HOME
TWO TOY BREEDS only $45/day.
BASIC GROOMING AVAILABLE
IN REPLYING PLS. STATE WHERE YOU LIVE & WHAT DATES YOU HAVE IN MIND.
Last minute okay - I will p/u.
I'm home days running a dog walking service. I walk dogs at midday and then provide playtime for my dogs & yours. Why rely on providers who work during the day when your pet can have full time attention? I'm just a few blocks from the new dog park in Silver Spring and take miine on weekends. (I know how to ha dle and supervise.)
Two parks are nearby so your pet will get plenty of exercise. Located in downtown Silver Spring for easy p/u and dropoff. Near the beltway Georgia Ave. or Colesville Rd. exits. if you're coming from the airport to p/u your pet it's very convenient.
My car has crates in the back, a sunroof & pop-up rear window for safe and convenient transport of your pet.
Five years' experience, great references.
I trained as a vet's assistant at, interned w/a couple of vets & am pet first aid certified by the Red Cross. I'm a former legal assistant (BS in legal studies) who understands the responsibilities of pet ownership & care. Your pet is safe w/me.
Serving Silver Spring, Takoma Pk, NW DC, Bethesda. Rates may vary by distance. Free pickup for boarding & available until 10:00 p.m. at end of stay for your convenience. See your pet the same day you return, unlike at kennels and daycares. (Which typically charge much more & aren't as safe for your beloved pet.)
Can accommodate those living farther out (e.g. Rockville, Germantown, or downtown DC), for boarding of three days or longer.
In discussing rates pls. be aware dogvacay gets 15%. For example, for a one week petsit their referral fee might be $50. Therefore sitters have to set rates that make it worthwhile to supervise & care for your pet 24/7.
Still a great deal compared w/the alternative of high priced, crowded and npotentially unsafe doggie daycares.
A few tips:
Please do a Meet 'n Greet request instead of just emailing as it speeds up the process. Pls. provide your pet's vet records in case of emergencies.
Let me know if your pet(s) have any housebreaking issues so I can take precautions such as more frequent walks, pee pads, gates, whatever.
Also pls. inform me if your pet has separation anxiety or becomes carsick when traveling. Also essential to know if pet has resource guarding issues i.e. food, toys etc. I can't board dogs that are barkers but of course can pet sit them in your home.
I have plenty of dog beds and crates so no need to provide them. Pls. make sure flea/tick meds are up to date and if not use at least 24 hrs. before drop-off. It helps to know what brand of food your pet eats in case we run out.
A second dog for just a small additional charge, usually just $10 more per day. (Compare to kennels & daycares where you only get a 20% discount for second dog.)
If your dog needs a bath & trim I can have him looking spiffy when you return.("Puppy cuts" only, i.e. fluffy, no show trims.)
Have a good vacay!
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