Welcome to the Four Paws Retreat. I live in Haslett, MI across the street from Lake Lansing and a quick walk from Lake Lansing Park North. I grew up with dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, hamsters and more. However I must say that a wagging tail and slobbery kiss have always been my favorite. For the past year I have been doing home visits for dog walking and I am looking to bring that experience back into my own home.
I live with a one year old Staffordshire Terrier named Taro and two cats. Taro is very friendly to every dog, cat, and rodent he has ever met. He is a goofy dog who loves to sass you back. His best friends, Goober and Thumper, just moved to Ann Arbor and Taro is looking for some playmates!!!
We wake up bright and early at 7am, have breakfast, watch the news together, and practice some commands. Soon after we go for our daily 45 min walk and then play fetch in our fenced in backyard. Once the dogs are tired we head inside for some rest and relaxation. After lunch we head outside to play some more and in the summer I will hook up the sprinkler on hot days or put on my snowsuit to play in the winter. Once inside the dogs are welcome to free roam and lay on couches and chairs. There is an abundance of toys scattered across the floor from ropes to teddy bears to nylabones for hard chewers there is something for everyone. Then towards the evening we snuggle up on the couch to watch a movie and of course take one last romp through the yard before bed. I promise that your dog will not get bored and will love to come here again and again.
I take each dog for a 45 min walk in the morning and then let them out 5+ times a day into my fenced in backyard. I do not leave except to go to the grocery store and pet store on occasion as this is my full time job. Your dog can either sleep on my couch, my king size bed with Taro and me or if your dog does better in a cage then I have several cages available in different sizes.
I request a meet-n-greet before new dogs come stay with us. During this first meeting there will be a few forms to fill out: emergency contacts, food and medication instruction etc... And remember to bring your dog's food, medicine, collar and leash, as well as a blanket or toy.
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