Dog Boarding and walking - in the Lake Geneva area - Fontana, Williams Bay, Lake Geneva, Walworth
AVAILABILITY: Primarily weekends or Thursday afternoons through weekend. I will walk dogs during the week at owner's home.
CARE: I typically take only one dog over a weekend for day care or boarding so there's lots of pampering and TLC for the dog. This is not kennel environment.
TWO DOGS: YES - If owner has two dogs, I will care for both.
MY DOG: Heather is my gentle collie dog, and she loves other dogs, people, and children. She has a calming effect on her companion dogs who visit.
EXPERIENCE: I have extensive experience handling dogs (40 years) and caring for them in positive and nurturing way. Many of my family members were vets, and I spent my summers with all kinds of animals domestic and other. I started my dog walking business as a young adult, and it has continued through adult life.
MISSION STATEMENT: Consistent, gentle and loving care, and a redirection to a positive activity when a dog strays from "good puppy behavior."
CAT: There is a sweet little black cat in the house who is rather shy - her name is Silhouette.
RATES - OVERNIGHT BOARDING of $40 includes FULL day care during the same day, and I am VERY flexible about pickup time the following morning. I am here to help dog parents in any way I can and will accommodate most requests. I will provide a custom quote for a multiple day booking.
FREE PICKUP AND RETURN, if necessary, for overnight stays.
WALKS - included for both day care and overnight stays. If the dog is fit, I usually do two one-hour walks, but will adjust to the fitness, age, and condition of any dog in my care.
MEET-N-GREETS (no charge) are always preferable for first time dog sitting or care but not mandatory. There are circumstances when these cannot occur due to last minute scheduling or distance.
OVERNIGHT STAYS - please provide a kennel if your dog boards and is "used to" a kennel for sleeping. Dependent on the puppy, kennels provide a safe, secure environment for night boarding.
KENNEL OR NOT: If the dog parents are comfortable without a kennel for their puppies, I will assess the situation during our Meet-N-Greet, or in conversation with owners, and it will be tailored to the dog. The majority of my dogs do not use kennels.
I have dogs sleep with me, in dog beds on the floor, on my couch - it varies by the dog.
Most of all we want to keep your dog safe and not ingesting any foreign objects. My home is dog safe.
MEDICATIONS - I have administered IV, regular prescriptions, ointments and other routine daily injections for diabetes and other illnesses.
NON SMOKER, and I use only "green products" in my home, house environment, yard and garden - no chemicals or pesticides anywhere.
FREQUENT BOARDER OR DAYCARE PERKS: Book 6 times and receive 50% off another daycare or overnight stay.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A DOG SITTER: Must Love Dogs - I do!
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