Are you looking for an alternative to a dog kennel and wish your dog could have a nice home life while you are away? I live/work in Hampton. I have seven years of veterinary technician experience, fostering experience, and in-home pet-sitting experience. I love taking care of all types of animals - especially dogs :) I will do my best to make your dog feel at home, and be calm & happy! We are particularly knowledgeable and devoted to bulldog breeds. Please read this profile summary to ensure we would be a good fit for your pup(s).
I have a fenced-in yard where we can play, and I am happy to provide one daily walk. We have a very dog-friendly neighborhood! We love walking and there's lots of places for a pup to explore. I am comfortable with giving any medications, special diets, and happy to accomodate any other special requests. We do work full-time Mon-Fri (9-5) (I'm a counselor at a school) but I can come home during my lunch break to take care of the pups.
We have an energetic boston terrier who is now rather set in her ways at over 10 years old. She does take a couple of hours to warm up and be calm around a new dog, but she's never been a problem - we just keep her seperate until she calms down, and will always supervise their time together. We used to have a french bulldog, but unfortunately he recently passed away from cancer :( We will always have a special spot and affinity for bulldogs!
Our home is completely dog-friendly. They can get on the couch, be with us in any room, and there are beds and crates available. We have a fenced in yard where they can go outside multiple times a day and we can play fetch or with the sprinkler, and a beautiful neighborhood and area to explore on walks. We are happy to feed your dog just as much/often as they're used to, to help them feel at home and comfortable (I know I get hangry after a few hours! lol). Fresh water will always be provided/available. Biscuits and Belly rubs are also included :)
We will care for your dog as our own and have lots of fun. We love sharing our space and playing and loving on your dogs. We have twin girls who are used to dogs, and no worries - we will never leave them unsupervised around your pup (we don't want them annoying your pup in any way or yanking on any ears or tails). But due to the kids we cannot accept any pups who bark excessively, show aggression in any form (food, toy, people, dogs), are escape artists, have destructive issues, or have any marking behaviors. We also ask that your pet be up-to-date on all vaccines, spayed/neutered, and be current on flea and heartworm meds, and housebroken if they are adults. To ensure the maximum attention and love they deserve, we do not watch more than two dogs at a time.
Be prepared for lots of photo updates while you are away (unless you tell me not to!) and I will treat your pet(s) as my own. If I could have 20 dogs I would, but the husband gets in the way of that (haha), so I take care of pups instead ;)
Please feel free to contact me with any future care needs or questions!
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