Hi there! I'm Stephanie and my roommates are Moose the grrrrrreat dane and Tommy the cat. I have a small house in Cabbagetown with a fully fenced in yard. Moose gets along well with all dogs despite his 150 lb stature. Tommy just likes to creep around and eye all our new guests. He's a good kitty who is fine with dogs as long as they don't try to eat him.
About me: I grew up with 2 dogs, Mickey and Buster, and 2 cats, Kate and Allie, along with loads of turtles, lizards, hamsters, frogs, etc. I worked as a kennel assistant at a vet all through high school ('96-'00). In college I went to work for a local pet sitting business and worked there until I graduated in '06. I started my "real" job right out of college, but to make extra money I started filling in as a backup pet sitter for a local company. That was in 2007 and I've been filling in ever since. I also have some private clients that I've been watching for years. I will gladly provide references...just let me know. I have fostered numerous dogs at my house for Lifeline and different great dane rescues in the SE. I have also kept dogs for friends.
I adopted Moose 3 years ago and before that I had Bella, whom I adopted after foster failing. She passed away from old age in 2014. Tommy was an adopted kitty back in 2008.
For dogs staying with me:
-I require all dogs to be up-to-date on their vaccines and on flea medication.
-Your pup needs to be dog friendly and OK with cats. Interested pups are fine, dogs that eat cats for breakfast are not :)
-I do work a regular 9-5 M-F, but am around all the time outside of that. I can also go home for a 30 minute walk at lunch.
-If your dog is well behaved in the house they will be allowed to wander. If they have a tendency to get in trouble I have a great dane sized crate that they can stay in during the weekdays.
-I never allow pets outside unattended, even though both front and backyards are fenced.
-We will go on at least one long (2 mile plus) walk a day and I will be glad to bring your dog to local dog parks if your pup is into that kind of thing. I have lots of love to give and lots of time to cuddle so your pup will be in good hands.
I prefer Meet & Greets prior to accepting booking reservations for new guests. I just want to make sure Moose and Tommy will be comfortable in their own home and that you get a chance to see where your dog will be spending his time.
I will accept 2 dogs from the same family, but not 2 different clients at the same time. This is for the safety of all the animals.
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