Dogs give me great joy. I've walked hundreds and honestly never met one I didn't like. I just joined DVC (Nov 2016) and loving it. I live right off Lake Merritt which I walk everyday. If my rate seems a little high know that I offer full-time 24/7 high quality care in my safe comfy home. Every dog is loved unconditionally. My girlfriend Julia is almost always here so double the attention!
For large leash trained dogs, and smaller ones without difficult issues I can possibly offer a lower fee, but if your dog can't be kept with other dogs I might have to charge a bit more, please inquire as it all depends.
I'm a former teacher and longtime Bay Area owner of bookstores who now works at home full time. I'm always around so let me know about your needs. Call my land line phone, 510.835.1766 night or day.
Dogs & humans have an ancient and unique connection and I'm sensitive to each dog's character--their fears, needs, eccentricities, disabilities etc. I'm careful about their safety, dogs never get loose here and are always on the leash. Their diet/hydration is important, no bones or crap on the street will be snatched! My home is non-toxic, cleaned and kept flea-free with vinegar and baking soda, I'm very attentive to all this. Your loved ones will rarely (if ever) be left alone and will receive exorbitant amounts of affection and attention.
I can accept one unvaccinated dog but I can’t accept two or more unvaccinated dogs to be together unless companions.
I've owned dogs most of my life and for three years walked many hundreds of dogs for the Sonoma Humane Society where I was known as the go-to guy for difficult and large dogs. I'm physically strong and have no problem with dogs who want to use me as a sled driver, or carrying senior/disabled dogs up and down stairs and in and out of my car. I have a doggie seat-belt and small crates if desired.
I'm an antiquarian book-dealer (35 years now) specializing in scholarly books and work out of my beautiful book-lined home, a huge 1920's three-bedroom apartment two blocks to the lake where I have lived for 10 years. I am currently studying dog training methods and pursuing a new p/t career as a dog trainer (using “motivational” and “relationship-based” methods based on praise), I look forward to meeting your dogs!
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