NB: we no longer can accept new daycare guests. Daycare feature will be used only to extend boarding in case of late pick up and for my current clients.
Me & my husband Ken live in a house with a fenced yard (1/5th acre) in a beautiful, quiet and safe area by Pentagon City/Crystal City metro in a very close proximity to the DCA. We both grew up with dogs, but currently we travel a lot, so appreciate the opportunity to host pups.
My husband works for the Navy and helps me to watch and to play with pups in the evenings and on the weekends. I'm switching from tech PR to coding, so spend the daytime at home studying, and taking care of dogs.
I share my PAWesome guests' stories in my blog: live-love-bark.blogspot.com
We have experience with dogs of all ages, energy levels, and with giving meds and special diets. Each pup's vacay is being adjusted to its own schedule and needs.
Dogs will spend a lot of time outside in the yard whenever they want, but sleep in the house, and thus we cannot accept dogs that are not used to being inside and are not housebroken (but I understand 'accidents' do happen, especially with younger pups).
A pup must be able to spend 2 hours max by itself if we need to go out.
We have 2 pup friendly sofas; I just wash the cover after vacays, so that we do welcome the cuddlers :)
We accept only fixed friendly dogs (though unfixed pup till 5 months is fine). We always give preference to repeat guests and new guests who are chill and well- behaved (housebroken and come when they are called).
-day boarding is $45 (includes DogVacay support& insurance). If you drop off your dog in the morning and want to pick up after noon, please keep in mind the daycare fee.
Drop off is starting 7 am on weekdays; 8 am on weekends and pick up till 10 30 pm.
We can pick up and drop off dogs, but prefer to do it only for a week+ long boarding a because it's my husband who's driving and he'll need to arrange his work schedule correspondingly.
We board trained behaved friendly extra large breeds who are younger than 9 yrs for a higher rate because we'll limit number of other guests, $55/day. Daycare in case of later pickup- $40/day.
Please consider that we do not give discounts for extra pups and long stays.
A meet-and-greet is necessary before booking (we need to meet each other& the dog(s), dog would love to sniff around to feel more relaxed during its first stay).
Your plans can change, it happens. In such case, just send me a note and we will make the necessary changes. If you cancel twice without a note to me, I'm sorry I won't accept further booking requests from you - mutual respect is necessary.
When you drop off your pet, please bring enough food (treats, yay!) and other necessary things your dog is used to and might need (bed, toys - though we've bought some for our guests). If your dog is very fluffy, please also bring the brush.
Please give a bath to your dog & check if their bed also needs to be washed before the vacay. If you forgot to wash the bed, don't worry, we bought a huge one for our guests, so there is no need to bring yours.
We will send you text-/photo-/video- updates via DogVacay app each day. If you just feel you miss your pup - please feel free to send me a text any time.
Please be sure about your trip dates if you decide to book us. I don't want to sound strict, but it is difficult to make plans and get new bookings with short cancelation notices, so I plan to enforce the cancelation policy.
Check our blog& social pages to see how our guests spend time here:
Facebook: Live Love Bark
One of my furry guest's vacay is featured in DogVacay blog: http://dogv.ac/ay/1HhPCvn
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