I have a huge passion for dogs of every age and size! They melt my heart and I would do anything to keep them safe and feeling comfortable and happy.
I've been a dog parent for 3.5 years to my Sweetheart, Ever, who is a 25 lbs Cockapoo. A year ago I went on vacation and left Ever at a kennel. I was very anxious about leaving him and so I know how important it is to feel 100 percent assured that your dog is safe and at ease in every way. While I was away, I thought of him multiple times a day, worried about him, and missed him more than any other member of my human family. Go figure! :)
I will go OUT OF MY WAY to ensure this and can accept special requests, for example, if you'd like to Skype with your pet or speak to them on the phone while your away so they can hear your voice, I'm completely open to that.
I have experience caring for a dog with health concerns as well. The day after I returned from a 2 week vacation, Ever's hind legs collapsed and we found out he had two herniated discs in his spine. He had emergency surgery and I had to walk him with a sling for a few weeks. I also slept with him on the floor for about 6 weeks after his surgery because I didn't want him jumping up or down off the bed- the only place he rests and sleeps. The vet said that his breed is very susceptible to this injury especially when they are very active, and my little guy jumps a lot so that is why I'm told it happened. Even though I was assured there was nothing I could have done differently, it was hard for me not to feel guilty and I constantly asked myself if maybe leaving him to go away put his body under stress. So I know pet parent guilt well and we can go over your concerns.
I have a nice backyard for your pet to run around in any time. I have special grain free treats he can have at your discretion. I will walk your dog every 3-4 hours if they are with me, unless you have any special requests- I will be open to doing that as well. Lots of plush blankets and fun toys - I have doggy stairs and they can come cuddle with me on the bed or couch any time or I'll play with them on the floor.
Overall, there is no difference between a pet and a human child in my eyes so I will go above and beyond to ensure safety, anything you need you can go over with me in detail. I will listen carefully and and do whatever it takes to put you and your beloved pet at ease.
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