*New Clients: Please provide at least 24 hours before the booking of a stay*
The reason for this being, I always suggest a meet and greet with new clients first, so I am able to meet you and your dog, and determine whether or not it is a good match; this way, I can provide the best experience for you and your dog while you are away!
P.S. Also, please be aware that I live in an apartment, so I am not able to accept more than one dog a night for daycare or boarding.
Follow my pet sitting adventures on Instagram! My ID is Lanceandcompany!
Hello there, My name is Sesaria. I am a 21 year old, high school graduate, and a major animal lover!
*I am currently working part-time as a manager on duty (MOD) at Petsense, so varying work hours could possibly interfere with my availability, unfortunately. This being said, I update my availability calendar by the week, so it works around my work schedule. I will do absolutely everything I can to try and find something that works out for the both of us, so I can give my full attention to caring for your babies! I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and I thank you for understanding!*
Now on to a little bit more about me!
I have volunteered and worked for numerous animal shelters over the course of 2 years, and have plenty of veterinary technician experience!
I am capable of administering oral, and injected medications, as well as exercise for dogs of all breeds and ages. I am also willing to provide my own equipment for pampering and/or other various needs of your loving babies. I have also owned and cared for countless animals of all sizes and ages.
I love my pets as if they were my children, so I know how hard it can be to trust a complete stranger to care for your pets; because of this, I can assure you that I will provide the same care and love, for your pets, as I do for my own!
And speaking of my own...
I am the proud owner of 2 dogs, 12 fish and 2 aquatic frogs that live happily in a 20 gallon freshwater tank, as well as two sugar gliders.
-Lance is my 2 year old Basset Hound mix, whom I rescued from the Humane Society when he was only 2 months old. He was raised by a cat, who he grew up with, played with, ate with, and slept with. They almost never left each others sides! (Unfortunately, due to my mother-in-law developing a deathly allergic reaction to cats, we had to re home our poor kitty.) With great training and socialization, Lance grew up to be one of the most docile, quiet, well-mannered pooches I've ever known. He loves all living creatures, and just lives a life full of love and play time; and you can't forget naps! This guy could sleep all day if you let him!
-Bently is my 6 year old Chi-weenie dog. He is my pride and joy! I inherited him from an old friend of mine, when she was no longer able to care for him anymore. He grew very quickly attached to me, and you can always find him somewhere close to me. If he's not in my lap, he's in my arms! He never lets me out of his sight! Being a little older, he does have a lot of his own quirks that you will need to adjust too. He can be a little protective at first when meeting a new dog, but it's all for show, as he would never hurt anything. What can I say? He's a chihuahua, he loves to bark and make sure everything around him is aware of his presence.
Both of my babies have been around other dogs both bigger and smaller than them, and they just can't wait to make friends and start playing! Please let them play with yours!
-The most recent addition to my family would be the Koda and Sentret, my two 8 week old sugar gliders. They are small caged animals, and are nocturnal so you wouldn't even notice them during the day! If your dog has a high prey drive, or doesn't do well with caged animals, I would love to know, so this will not be an issue!
When you first request a stay:
We will talk about basic things, like the age, size, and breed of your dog(s). As well as any handicaps, medications, allergies, special needs, etc. they may require. And work out a good time and place for the first initial meet before the actual stay. Meet and Greets can be at your home, my home, or any place in between works just fine! Just be sure to let me know!
During the meet and greet:
We will talk about more advanced things, like any special quirks/behaviors your dog has; any skills/tricks/commands the dog may know; how your dog reacts to people, other dogs (big and small), cats and other small animals.
I will want to know if your dog has ever shown any signs of separation anxiety, whether it be, depression, excessive barking, or even destructive, aggressive, or nervous behavior.
And last but not least, I will want to know about your dogs favorite toys/treats (if any), and if it would be alright with you, to provide my own, in the instance that your dog has no known preferences.
If I'll be walking your dog, I'll also ask about any nearby paths or trails that you normally would take your dog too. I'll also do a small practice walk, to see if I'll be able to control your dog comfortably, and to test it's level of pulling. If your dog tends to pull a lot on the leash, I would recommend that you let me walk your dog on a harness, for better control and to minimize any risks of damage/injury to your dog. I am more than willing to provide any equipment (if needed), if I feel it is necessary!
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