(In looking back over our heartening "reviews" in our first year, I am so grateful for the experience of meeting so many kind, interesting people and their beloved pets. I know that entrusting one's dearest companions to someone new can be worrisome. So I want to express my gratitude to all the wonderful owners and their fur babies, along with the dedicated staff at Dog Vacay!)
Individualized, attentive, trusted care. 30+ years experience of quality dog ownership, also kitties. Personal walks along the lake drive a block away (good weather) or in a quiet neighborhood otherwise. Guests usually accompany us on car outings if enjoyable for them. Individual attention with maximum of 2 visitors, unless same family. Interesting, fully fenced native plant yard. A separate kitty friendly place if needed Our typical walks are 1.6 mi, more or less depending on your request, pet's comfort, bad weather,
We have a calm, quiet environment, so if your pet enjoys lots of stimulation and chasing others, a better fit would be a DV daycare home where there are several friends around with continual activity. My guests do receive much personal attention and interaction; return guests always show their owners they are very happy to return.
Excellent ball/toy throwing skills (owner, :-), attention to special needs/requests, Lots of care to become comfortable. I am also an RN and open to special needs of visitors. I do not typically crate. Daily updates My guests may often enjoy a brush, comb or Furminator session.
Please note- I cannot accept very large dogs or those whose leash manners are not reliable (after my recovery from broken hand caused by a dear, very large pet who was not reliable on leash). Puppies, young dogs must be reliably housebroken or owner be willing to provide belly bands. ( What happens at home is often a whole new thing in a different environment). We don't use digestible chew sticks/bones due to concerns for choking/swallowing and potential for obstruction. My main goal is to provide a safe, happy visit so owners can truly enjoy their own VaCay!
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