It’s not uncommon for me to spend up to 24 hours per day with a dog I’m sitting. A dog in my care will enjoy plenty of walks, occasional field trips to Ocean Beach or Dolores Park, and lots of snuggles and affection.
Growing up, my father was a farmer and my mother treated our home as a sanctuary for every stray animal she came across. I’ve been dog/cat sitting independently for several years and was thrilled when a friend told me about DogVacay.
When I dog sit...
+ I spend most (occasionally all) of the day at home with your pooch. I work remotely and, thus, spend lots of time keeping your dog company.
+ Dogs in my care receive at least one long walk per day with shorter walks interspersed throughout.
+ Longer stays often include outings to Fort Funston, hiking in the Presidio, play time at Golden Gate/Corona Heights dog park, visits to the beach, and/or picnics at Dolores Park.
+ I understand that some dogs are more comfortable sleeping alone and/or in a crate, but welcome dogs who are used to sleeping in a bed.
+ Your dog will receive TONS of cuddles, exercise, affection and be treated with kindness and respect.
+ I send detailed emails every 1-2 days with pictures and am always reachable via text or phone.
+ For stays exceeding five nights - and for dogs that are amenable to it - I'm happy to give your pup a bath before I leave.
+ I can gather the mail/newspaper and water indoor plants.
+ If in-unit laundry facilities are available, I will change the bedding and wash any towels before I leave. If they're not available, I will strip the bed.
I’m experienced in watching anything from a Maltese puppy to a 3-year-old lab all the way to a 14-year-old Golden Retriever who was blind and deaf. I am comfortable with dogs who have dog- and/or stranger-aggression as well as dogs who love everything and everyone they meet.
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