Greetings! My name is Kevin and I have been living in Somerville with my dog Dundee (Border Collie/Australian Cattledog mix) have been hosting friends' and neighbors' dogs for 2 years.
Aside from being a lifelong dog owner, I used to volunteer at the Washington Humane Society (when I lived in DC). Your pet would simply join Dundee's exercise routine (2 daily, half hour walks and 10 minute potty breaks every 2-3 hours). I work from home so your dog will never be alone for more than 2-3 hours at a time.
Dundee and I have had guest dogs that range from an 8-month-old Yorkie to an 85 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback and Dundee has gotten along well with all of them. However, he was a rescue and I don't think he ever learned how to play. He just awkwardly stands there wagging his tail when meeting another dog. It's funny to watch, but can be confusing for other dogs :)
I believe that in order for a pet-sit to be a great experience for all, the dog has to be in a comfortable environment for them. We will be 100% honest and tell you if we don't think we can deliver the best stay for your furry family member.
We look forward to hosting your pup!
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