Hi! I'm Melanie. Please note: due to the new baby, we will only be taking one or two repeat clients on an occasional basis.
I grew up on a dairy farm and I love animals of all kinds. We always had 1-3 dogs on our farm (Golden, English Setter, Labs, Border Collie mix, Cattle Dog, Husky mix, Doberman mix). I have taken animals in every project to the fair but my favorite was dog (10+ yrs). My labs were trained to the highest level. I was also on the dog bowl team, which tests your knowledge. When I was too old to be in 4- H, I would volunteer as a training assistant to help 4-Hers with obedience and showmanship.
I am open to most breeds, but they must be ok around small kids. I have a 3 yr old and a baby and though I wouldn't let them wrestle with your dog, they may have contact through a baby gate. They would never be left alone unsupervised. Also, I prefer that they are ok around our 2 cats but I can separate our cats in the lower level if they don't get along. Dogs that don't get along with other dogs are welcome if I don't have any prior bookings for those days. I would like to know your dog's routine, temperament, vices, vet info etc. They need to be free of parasites and have a copy of current vaccinations (DHPP and Rabies). Bordetella is recommended.
I'm a stay-at-home mom so I will be there for your dog almost 24/7. I may need to go out sometimes for groceries, church, or other errands. They will get 1-2 daily walks, weather permitting and depending on their exercise needs. I love jogging if your dog is higher energy. We live in a quiet neighborhood with trails and parks nearby. My backyard isn't fenced in yet but I will be home to take them out several times a day for potty breaks. They will always be on leash for safety reasons.
Multiple dog and extended stay discounts available.
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