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Desiree S.

7 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Desiree's Resident Pets

Ixchel
Mixed
Female
7 yr 6 mo old
Rory
Mixed
Male
4 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Desiree's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Desiree

13 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile! My name is Desiree. I am 31, have two wonderful dogs, Ixchel (pronounced e-shell) and Rory, as well as my husband, Randle.

We live in a house just a few blocks away from the UNM golf course, which is open in the evening for dogs. The house is wood and linoleum, but we have quite a few rugs to put down for pups that have trouble with slipping. The bedroom is carpeted, we have two couches for pups to lay on, as well as a full size futon on the living room floor. Plenty of toys and home made cookies too! The backyard is mostly dirt with some grassy bits, there isn't much shade right now, but pups get as much outside time as they want and can come in when they get too hot or cold. I don't have a dog door, but both of my dogs know to ring a bell when it's time to go outside, then it's supervised for as long as they need. We also have a small kiddie pool for those water loving dogs.

**We are fixing up the backyard this year, so it looks a little crazy right now**

A typical day at home consists of waking up around 8 am, this is when my husband gets home from work, I feed the dogs breakfast, they are required to sit and wait for theirs (it would be up to you if you want your pups to do that). After breakfast, we go outside for a potty break, Rory does a lap around the yard while Ix basks in the sunlight. when everyone is done, I go about my daily chores while Randle sleeps. I cook, clean, and do short grocery trips if needed. I work with my dogs during the day with training, Rory has only been with us since February 2016, and didn't come from the happiest situation, so daily training is very important for him. After some fun training, we all relax, I may be sewing in the back of the house, watching T.V. in the living room, or playing video games in the bedroom, all of these rooms are dog friendly. 5 pm is dinnertime, again my dogs are required to sit/wait. Randle wakes up at 7pm, we have the human's dinner, then all go for a walk or throw the ball around. Rory is very fearful of cars, so his walks are one on one, or with Ixchel only. When we get home, it's time to cool off and get ready for bed, I lie in bed for a couple of hours reading, around midnight I am usually asleep. Both Ixchel and Rory sleep in bed with me, but if your dog wants to join, the bed is big enough for one more.

I bake dog cookies often, Ixchel has a minor wheat allergy, so I've become very comfortable over the years with cooking for dogs with allergies. I have had a couple of handicapped dogs over the years, Pooka was incontinent, Balius was a three legged dog, Ixchel has pins in her knee and can't bend it, and Rory does not have a physical handicap, but he has a bit of mental and physical scarring from his past life. I pride myself in my patience and empathy when it comes to dogs. I care deeply for them, and want every dog to have the best life possible.

**Because of Rory's lack of confidence, I cannot have an overly dominant dog in the house. Rory is the ultimate submissive, and does not stick up for himself, a few pooches we have encountered have taken advantage of that and cornered, or tried to bite him.**

Muddy paw prints and tons of hair are a part of my daily life and I wouldn't have it any other way!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Desiree S.

7 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 26, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Desiree's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
7 Reviews
Desiree was amazing! My sitter had to cancel 2 days before I left for vacation, and I was in a panic because my dog is epileptic and currently needs medicine 5 times a day. She was quick to respond, super friendly and really reassured me that my dog was in good hands. She was also kind enough to work around my crazy flight schedule. I highly recommend her!
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Desiree provided a safe, happy, affectionate, and comfortable experience for my large dog, Beau. She is a great sitter, and I recommend her most highly. She is a caring sitter, but the dogs must mind her, which is the perfect balance. I will absolutely use Desiree's services again, and my dog came home safe, happy, and secure.
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Desiree was a great dog sitter! You can tell she truly cares about animals. We got daily photo and text updates and even a video of all the dogs playing together having a fun time. She has great experience dealing with different dog behaviors and is incredible patience, and caring with them. I would definitely use Desiree again in the future.
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Desiree is awesome! Her home is a super comfy and laid back environment with a big back yard and comfy couches where the pups are free to lounge. Desiree gets to know each dog to insure their unique needs are met. And, totally unexpectedly, she sent me pictures and updates of my baby every day! I will be using her services again for sure.
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From the start Desiree was pawsome! She hosted a wonderful meet-and-great, hosted an awesome stay with my 2 pups. She updated me daily on my 2 while sending lots of pictures. She definitely took care of my 2 dogs the same as I do! She even sent a thank you card! What a great host!! I will definitely use Desiree again
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Daisy totally enjoyed her stay with Desiree! My daughter didn't have to worry about her during her wedding. Thank you Desiree. You were great and will be considered again if needed.
Desiree was a fantastic host. My dogs were extremely happy there and did not seem anxious to leave. Her dogs were great companions and we will be staying with her again!
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