Let your best friend be my best buddy while you're away from home.
In-home care in spacious home with privacy-fenced back yard, on a quiet cul-de-sac, bordering on an old-growth woods with a glass back door and plenty of fat squirrels for down-time entertainment.
I am retired and a writer, working at home. Your pup will become part of my daily life, sleep in my bedroom, and hang out with me during the day. We will have a 1-2 walks every day (weather permitting - I don't walk in ice and snow) Walking route is a one-mile loop on sidewalks in my subdivision with an optional one mile extension. There are other dog owners walking and we can time our walk for interaction depending on your dog's socialization needs. We will also have back-porch time together every afternoon.
In 2014, I lost my sweet Cairn Terrier after 17 1/2 years together. The final two years required special care; medications, memory issues, and night wanderings, but were also the best years. She was very independent and had special needs from the start; kennel cough, botched hernia surgery and resulting incontinence, but we worked through it all with patience. She is missed, but due to regular and scheduled out of town travel, I am not in a position to bring another into my life just yet.
I travel regularly, but when I am in Springfield it is usually for several weeks at a time and I am at home full-time except for a daily trip to the gym and errands, never more than 2 hours. I will close closet doors to prevent temptations, and if necessary your dog can stay in my tile-floor laundry room with a bed, toys, water and feeding dish while I am away. Whenever possible, your dog will ride along with me, but I do NOT leave a dog in a car unattended.
I also prefer not to crate a dog, unless it is best for comfort and security at night for them to sleep in a "den".
I encourage you to bring your dog's bed, feeding and water dishes, toys, ball, etc. and anything else to make him or her feel comfortable and at-home, but I can also provide these.
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