Hello! My name is Jenna. I am a 35 -year-old dog lover, recently received my MA in clinical psychology, and I have worked at an animal-assisted-psychotherapy ranch in Malibu for 4 years. We are a non-profit where we rescue animals that are in abusive/neglectful situations or from slaughter auctions and rehabilitate them. They then join us as part of the therapy team, where we work with people from all walks of life- including those in recovery from substance abuse, the Wounded Warriors, and children with developmental delays.
I have a wonderful dog named River, a 6 year old Flat-Coated-Retriever who is smart, gentle, silly, and loves TV! She is the love of my
life. We live in a large and comfy 4-plex unit with a (fully enclosed & gated) great, grassy lil yard. Our home is easily accessible from Culver City, West LA, Santa Monica, Venice, Mar Vista & Marina Del Rey. My roommate and I are animal lovers and enjoy lots of outdoor activites. When pups stay at our home, included (per your preferences) are: multiple daily walks, play time in the backyard, regular dog park trips, brushing, & tons of cuddle time. I welcome dogs on my bed, in my car, and sometimes they can even join me at the ranch.
Please contact me if you have special requests as I am sure that I can accomodate. I have visited a clients dog while the dog was in a rehabilitation center everyday while also sitting for his other dog. I make sure nervous dogs sleep next to me and even have a subscription to Dog TV which is a channel dedicated to dogs' interests, visual and hearing abilities, and soothes or energizes them as some of the various options. I will treat your dogs with the same love and care that I treat my own girl (as I hope any dog-sitter would). I know leaving your dog in someone's hands is so tough! I hope to ease the pressure...I am trained to assess for animal safety, prepared in case of emergency, and keep a close eye at all times. I also love animals with all of my heart and your dog(s) will be part of my family while they are with me.
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