Thanks for stopping by to consider us for your pets vacation home. We are ready, willing and able to care for all your dog's needs. We treat each of our guests as if they were our own, with plenty of love and attention.
I (Amy) have experience with many different types of dogs and dog issues thru volunteer work with a rescue group and many years of dog ownership. We prefer to have a meet and greet prior to an overnight visit or extended stay. A typical meet and greet includes introductions in a neutral location (on the public sidewalk, etc) for our pets comforts. We can visit while the dogs become comfortable. Followed by a brief inside tour. I like to learn as much as I can about your dogs normal day to day routines. Some might say I am one paw short of being the crazy dog lady. At time, I have had up to 7 dogs in my home at one time. We occasionally will over book ourselves, particularly over the holidays, so that your pet can be in a loving home while you enjoy family and friends.
My household consists of my husband and I, my 18 year old daughter, and occasionally my 11 year old step-son. We also have an adult roommate who loves dogs and provides added attention to your dog's needs. We are all dog lovers. Kids will not be left unattended with the dogs in our care. The adults in the household are the ones responsible to provide the care for our guests.
Three days a week (Tues-Thurs), we work away from home. Guests in our care will be unattended for up to 8 hrs on those days. Depending on guests needs and preferences, dogs may be kenneled during that time or in separate rooms with baby gates to ensure everyone's safety while we must be at work. Walks and attention will be provided immediately upon our return home.
We have great walking paths for daily exercise. Our yard will be completely fenced by the end of April 2017, which will allow for additional exercise time off leash. We have a big living room/family space with room for everyone. Each day includes exercise, feeding, play time, treats (if you allow) and snuggles. We do not allow dogs on our furniture, unless we are holding them (smaller in size of course). We do not allow guests to sleep in our beds, do to a discovery of some family members having allergic reactions to some breeds. We are open to working with any special requests you have for your pet's care. It is our goal to provide you with regular updates during your pets stay with us.
We love developing relationships with our guests and providing a family environment, when you must be away from your pets. We consider our repeat guests an extension of our family.
All contacts will be returned promptly. We can not accept dogs with aggression towards others (dogs, humans or food aggression). Until we have a fenced yard, we will be selective of any larger breed dogs as guests. We have been at our new location for almost a year and I am happy to say the fence is planned for early this spring!!
Thank you for reading my book. :-) I like to provide as much information up front as I can so we all have clear expectations.
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