Lake Bonavista TLC Canine Boarding

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Selena B.

7 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Doberman Pinscher
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Selena's Resident Pets

Miss P
Shih Tzu
Female
2 yr 10 mo old
Molly
Shih Tzu
Female
2 yr 4 mo old
Poshy
Shih Tzu
Female
4 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Selena's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Selena

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog will truly be on a Dogvacay in every sense of the word ! Providing comfort for every dog in our care is truly our biggest prerogative, as you will see for yourself, once you visit our doggy sanctuary. We are very attentive and loving doggy parents. They are our family.

Your furry ones will be treated as a loving member of our little pack. My goal is that your pooch will be as pampered and attended to just as our own.

Our Home:
Our home is your fur baby's "home away from home"! Our home is very clean, non-cluttered, a very calm and peaceful environment (instrumental music is always on in our house.) A truly great environment for any senior dog or dog who has anxieties/medical issues.
Kennel Free,
We do not crate or kennel our Doggy Vacay guests.
They are free to cuddle up on any couch, bed or doggy cushions. There are no restrictions.

Safety:
We have taken great care to doggy-proof our home to ensure pets are safe:
°We have safety proofed banister - it's actually thinner than plexi glass and is meant for pet proofing banisters. (If interested....ordered off Amazon!)
°There is also a baby gate on the top floor to avoid any stairs being used. If desired.
°Dog ramps - dog ramps placed in front of our couches and bed for easy mobility to help preserve our dogs joints well into their senior years.
°Custom-made doggy benchs for the windows! They can sit under the windows in order to have full view of the outside.
Our Neighborhood & Yard:
°We own our own home and have lived in Lake Bonavista here in SE Calgary for 14 yrs. (We do not have children.)
°Our backyard is artificially turfed, has a large 7 foot high fence, it is completely secured ( meaning the fence goes all the way down to the ground, no gaps in the bottom of the fence.) It is a very wide open lot

Playtime:
Take comfort in knowing that whilst you are on vacation, your Pup will be on a Playcation!
I have more doggy toys than I can count ! Play time is a must in our home. We go to great lengths to make it the most fun and memorable time for your furry one and customize every playtime to the unique personality traits and desires of each one.

Walks:
°I love to walk so we can go on as many or few walks a day that suit your precious pooch!
°When needed I can carry your senior dogs and can also make use of our Pet Zip, taking them on walks with us in the Zip! (See picture in my photo gallery.)

Snuggles:
Your dog will always be left out free roam the house on the top floor and curl up on the couches, snuggle up into the fuzzy blankets scattered about. Climb on my lap or lay on the floor together for a good belly rub!

Perks:
°I am a certified Dog groomer, after a first time visit, should your dog be in need of a very basic groom, nail trim/bath, this could be of great benefit for your pooch during their boarding stay.
°I have had years of pet care employment experience.
°I am in-tune with dogs and gear my care towards their unique characteristics.

About Me:
I currently work PT at a Non-Profit company, as a Community Support Worker with children and adults who have disabilities. My workload is light and is flexible. A few years ago I also worked in Companion Care, with Seniors residing in long Term Care facilities. Having found that many seniors were in need of dog grooming services, I decided to start up mobile grooming for their small dogs. ( Just basic shave downs and nail care.)

Most evenings in our house are spent going for a big walk, making dinner at home, then winding down watching a movie, whilst our dogs curl up next to us on our extra large comfy sectional.

( Please, only Well behaved pooches accepted, completely Potty Trained and able to play respectfully with my small dogs.).
We prefer to take in smaller breeds, but will happily consider a medium size dog , should they be of calm demenear, play well and are respectful of smaller dogs.
We love all dogs and have a soft spot for the senior senior doggies, Should your dog have medical or special needs, we welcome them and will be sure to give them the extra love and care that they so deserve and need.
We will consider puppies, only if they are completely potty trained, not too hyper active and have reached the point of being able to listen to basic commands.
(There will be an extra small fee of $ 5.00 a night added on all holiday weekends and for dogs with special needs.)

Come and see our little pooch palace today !
Arrange your free Meet And Greet for your peace of mind.
We look forward to meeting with you and your furry sidekick !

Our Motto is "A happy dog makes for a happy home."
And "A happy home makes for a happy dog."

Come and see for yourself,
I think your dog will agree,
Our home is truly the place to be !

Book your free Meet And Greet today. ??????
Our dogs can't wait to meet your dogs and play !
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Selena B.

7 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Selena's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Daycare At Selena's Home
$36 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Home Visits
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
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7 Reviews
Another wonderful visit for Kinjo at Selena's. He came home tuckered out and was sleeping the rest of the evening. They played all day and take a couple walks. We always love the days when Kinjo visits Selena and can see his friends Poshy, Miss P and Molly. Thanks you Selena!
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We dropped Kinjo off for a 5 day, 4 night vacay with Selena & Rob as we were travelling out of country and this was a true vacation for kinjo! We are sure he didn't miss us a bit! :) he got to play with his three friends for 5 straight days. We feel so confident leaving Kinjo in Selena's hands and we didn't worry for one second. We received so many wonderful photos over the days and updates. With Kinjo being a busy JRT, they adjusted their schedules and took him out for not one but two walks daily! Selena's has become Kinjo's favorite place to visit! And he has become a regular visitor. In fact we have drop in for daycare weekly. So thankful for Selena!
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Kinjo had another wonderful day with Selena and his little friends that he played with all day! Selena is so wonderful with Kinjo and treats him with as much love and care as we do. I received many photos throughout the day of the dogs all playing together and also photos of two walks they took throughout the day. So impressed with this site that they have hosts like Selena to care for our pooch! We appreciate that Selena is also flexible with drop off and pick up.
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Selena treated my dog like family and was quick to take care of some bowel issues while I was away. I plan to use her again
Kinjo loves coming to Selena and Dan's! (So does mom and dad!) :) Kinjo is now a regular repeat visitor almost weekly and is so excited as soon as we pull up as he knows where we are! Selena is so passionate about dogs and shows them so much love. It's so comforting. And we love getting the updates of all of them playing! On Kinjo's last visit he came home with a bag of homemade doggy biscuits... how great is that?? :) I promise you that you will make the right choice choosing Selena and Dan to care for your fur-babies!
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Boston was so spoilt by Selena and Rob we were worried he wouldn't want to come home. Seriously, Selena's love for animals is so apparent and we felt that short of staying with his people brothers or sister, Selena's home is just like home. You don't have to worry about your fur baby if you leave them there and you'll definitely be kept in the loop too. Selena will keep you updated with lots of great photos and updates. Boston loves her!
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We HIGHLY recommend Selena! Our Kinjo was so well loved, we received photos continuously throughout his stay there for two nights and she took him on two walks a day. Very impressed! Selena treated Kinjo like one of their family members and he will definitely request her to look after him again. It is so stressful sending your dog outside of your care but we felt so assured even at the drop off that Kinjo was in very capable hands. Thank you Selena!
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