Full Time Care For Your Best Friend
Hello, my name is Heather! Please take a moment to read through this section of my profile. I've included important information about myself, my experience with animals, services provided and my policies.
I am a home-based free-lancer. I live in Calabasas in a family-friendly, pet-friendly neighborhood. The lake and park are only a short distance away! I live in a home with wood floors and plenty of space for animals to play and run around. My home is situated in a secured, gated community.
I have owned and cared for dogs old and young, big and small. My passions in life are animals, nature/hiking and music. I am patient, caring and energetic with a lot of experience on the individual dog, and catering to their unique needs. If you're considering boarding your dog in a kennel, please consider my home instead! I will provide your dog the best home away from home. In my care, your dog will be attended to 24/7. Your dog is cared for and loved as if they are my own. I literally sit on the floor with my laptop next to your dog if they're napping, play fetch with them when they wake up, and take them on walks and outings throughout the day. I will not let your dog out of my sight. Of course, we all have to make that occasional quick run to the grocery store or post office. Both of which are less than 5 minutes away from my home. In those circumstances, your dog will be briefly left in a safe area in my home until I return.
When you’re away, I don't want you to worry for a second about your baby. Rest assured I will send you plenty of photo and video message communication during their stay with me. Please see "Services Offered & Restrictions" below;
Looking forward to meeting you and your dog!
***Services Offered & Restrictions***: (please read through the following prior to requesting a reservation; it will answer many of the questions you may have)
For all New Guests and their Dogs:
I do ask for Meet-n-Greets. I'd love to meet you and your dog(s) and for us to get to know one another prior to booking your dog's stay.
Please click on the "Request Meet-n-Greet" button in my profile : )
*I ask for new guest reservation requests/inquiries to kindly be at least 3 days in advance of when you are in need my services, (so that we can plan a Meet-n-Greet).
Repeat Guests: May request reservations last minute/with shorter notice.
New & Repeat Guests: Please check my calendar for all my availability! I do my best to update it frequently.
Please note: I happily serve the Malibu community for house sitting reservations in your home. I charge an additional $10 roundtrip travel fee to the reservation.
** I am happy to care for a maximum of two dogs provided they are from the same guest home. If you have one dog booked with me, I will not be accepting any other client bookings during your dog's stay (you can be assured I will not introduce your dog to any unknown dogs in my home). **If you see my calendar says "one spot left" I'm actually fully booked.**
Rates listed apply to each dog (if there is more than one dog in your reservation).
Overnight and day care in my home: Dogs will not be unattended. We will have plenty of time for hugs, playing fetch, walks to the park, jogs around the neighborhood and as many potty breaks as each dog desires. If they sleep over they are welcome to sleep wherever they'd like!
**For those overnight boarding stays (short or extended) in which a pickup time exceeds the time of drop off, I do charge one additional, flat-rate day care fee of $30. (which will be sent to you in the form of a custom quote upon receipt of your Reservation Request & completion of our meet n greet). To further explain this policy; each boarding rate of $35 covers a 24 hour period. Anything beyond that (determined by the pickup time you designate) will incur one additional flat fee day care rate. This allows you complete coverage and piece of mind under Dog Vacay's insurance policy. (Including a bit of added wiggle room on your pickup time).
New Guests: please bring a copy of vaccinations. Also please insure your dog is house trained. I sincerely thank you in advance.
I ask for the dog's own food and treats (to avoid any allergies) and to be current on flea medications. Please bring their collar and leash, plenty of poopie bags, toys, bones and anything else they would like to have during their stay. I can follow any kind of feeding schedule that is needed for your dog.
30 Minute Checkins in owner's home: I am readily available to check in on pets and address their in-home needs per whatever you deem necessary. Including and not limited to; feeding, cleaning, bathing and other basic care. An additional fee of $5 per dog will be incurred for this service when there is more than one dog.
Pick up and drop off: Need someone to take your pet to the vet or anywhere else and are unavailable? No problem! Happy to be of service.
* For the safety and protection of your dog and myself (including any animals or people your dog may come in contact with on walks and outings) I cannot board or care for dogs who exhibit any signs of aggression toward people or other animals.*
Please note: In compliance with updates in my community HOA rules & regs, I am unable to board certain breeds in my home. Please see the area in my profile with the list of breeds in which this is applies. I tried to include as many breeds they mentioned as possible. I love and am an advocate for ALL dogs. I apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. This policy (obviously) does not apply to services provided at your home. I thank you for your understanding.
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