* * Updated 12/31: I'm currently fostering two 5 months old puppies , All vaccines are up-to-date, though one male isn't fixed yet. It's either a puppy pile or naps here. During this foster, I'm only accepting one DogVacay per day to allow for VIP treatment.* *
I am a dog lover of all breeds. I've had dogs all my life even as a kid. As an adult, I’ve had a husky mix for 15 years, a Canaan foster dog that I adopted so in total about 23 years of guardianship. I have also fostered over a few dozen dogs over the years, and I currently just adopted a new puppy (former foster). I feel in love, and I couldn't resist him! In addition to fostering, I have volunteered at San Jose Animal Care Center and many rescues.
From fostering for many years, my house is geared to many types of dogs with a plethora of toys.
My adorable puppy Kozmo (dob Apr-16) is well-behaved and very mellow for his age, though we are still in training. Kozmo has been well socialized at many dog fairs and has many opportunities to meet dog of all sizes.
I'm self-employed and work from home. I have a light schedule when I go out, and I can work around most schedules. During the day, I could send picture/s updates VIA text throughout the day if you wish. I take up to 2 guest pups at the time to allow your dog to get the VIP experience.
I work on positive reinforcement training for dogs and don't believe in any negative obedience training. I have a lot of experience potty training since most foster dogs of all ages are not trained properly. I will also provide consistency of the common training commands based on your requirements…i.e. sit, stay, off, down, loose leash training is my specialty.
A benefit of doggy care is that not only does your dog get a fun place to hang out all day, they are also socialized and exercised with Kozmo. It also gives them interactions with humans to build more confidence with strangers.
I do love all breeds, but with Kozmo being 11 pounds, I prefer to only accept dogs less than 30 pounds at this time. I do require all 4 legged guests to be spayed/neutered*.
* Do note, that I still at times do some fostering (mostly puppies under 5 months. I will let you know if that is the case when you make you reservation.
** I do prefer an initial meet-n-greet, so make sure we are all a good fit before overnight commitments.
*** I do have experience with senior dogs, but I do find the puppies may have too much energy for them.
****Personal Request: I ideally would like the dog/s to have tags. If you don't like the clinking of tags, I recommend http://amzn.to/2fJTEkj., This is not a requirement; however, the long-term safety of your dog/s is my top priority. From years of fostering, I'm a strong advocate of snip, chip, and tags.
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