Hello ! After a year away (working full-time, etc), I am back on DogVacay!
I've been caring for dogs much of my life. I grew up with multiple dogs in the household. I've owned dogs in the past (see profile photo, that was my dear Sheltie, Jessica!)
Currently, I do not own any pets myself. I live in a dog-friendly and spacious 1BR apartment which is right near a fenced-in dog run, and many nice places to stroll. So, I have no yard, but I can walk him/her all around the neighborhood. I am also happy to entertain your dog indoors, and spend lots of quality-time.
I provide consistent, calm leadership for my dog visitors, which gives them a good sense of security while their owners are away. Pups feel comfortable with a host who provides a pleasant and nurturing environment, while being able to give assertive guidance at the same time. That is the aim (and result) of each of my dog-sitting experiences!
**Due to residing in a third floor walk-up apartment with lots of other neighbors, it is better if your dog is on the quiet side. Please, no big-time barkers or yappers, thanks!!
If your dog is on the elderly side, he or she might have trouble going up and down two full flights of stairs. Little dogs, I can carry no problem. A bigger dog, probably not, so it's perfectly understandable if your larger senior pooch might prefer a first-floor apartment or house!
***Also, there is carpeting in the apartment, so your dog must be completely house-trained. Thus, I can't accommodate puppies or seriously incontinent dogs in this particular apartment. (My landlord thanks you!!)
I do not have a car, so your dog would need to be dropped off and picked up. There is a vet just a few blocks down the street from my home, and if need be, I can call a taxi in case of emergency.
*I can look after your cat(s), too! Also, I can look after your reptiles (as long as you can bring along their housing and supplies!) So, feel free to ask me about your other pets!
If you'd like me to give your dog a bath while s/he's here, I'd be glad to at a one-time cost of $15.00 (includes drying, brushing, etc). Just bring along your favorite pet shampoo when you come!
I update my availability each month, as my schedule can be sporadic. I am often home during the day, but occasionally will be out for 2-4 hours or so. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. :-)
**My usual policy is to take 1-2 well-socialized dogs at a time, since I do live in a relatively small space. I am sometimes able to make exceptions to this, we can talk about your individual situation to see if it will be a good fit!
Check my calendar and see when I'm available, and let's set something up!
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