Any size and aged dog is welcome to board here. I have fostered and/or raised 11 service dogs for a local organization. I have also trained and competed in agility and freestyle with my lab. Friends usually describe me as the dog lady because so many have come though my doors. Usually it's for pet sitting for friends, but ranges from rescuing strays to fostering those looking for forever homes. I would love to meet your fur baby and keep them safe and happy while you are away on vacation.
I am a very active person and love walking, playing and training with dogs. While volunteering with local dog organizations I have had the chance to play with probably over a hundred dogs. I have yet to meet one that I don't fall in love.
A typical day for a dog staying with me not being trained as a service dog is to start with an early morning walk, breakfast and lots of play time with toys and running. If it is a week day then I am able to come home for lunch because I work only 10 minutes from home. Or if your dog requires, I have a work from home option where they can be cared for 24 hours a day. Evenings are all about play, walks and dinner. Tired dogs are happy dogs and I want them to have just a much fun as you while they are on vacation too.
I do require dogs to be crate trained or can help you in crate training while they stay. While they are out roaming free most of the time, I feel it is the safest way to keep a dog in an unfamiliar place and helps them feel secure and able to get a good nap. I do offer options for dogs that have separation issues that require special accommodations. I also have 2 kennels (one is large enough to hold a Great Dane) at my home that way you don't have to lug one with you if you choose the drop off option.
Dogs will be walked on leash several times a day as needed. I have ample dog toys and treats but welcome you sending them to their stay with any familiar favorites to help ease their time away. Accommodations for pets with allergies, medical or behavioral needs are welcome and can have a custom care plan created.
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