Hello :-) My name is Carolyn and animals are my passion! I'm in school completing my bachelor's degrees in biology and anthropology, and will be applying to veterinary schools soon. I am currently a receptionists/vet tech assistant at one of Philadelphia's top veterinary hospitals where I get to meet hundreds of Philadelphia's cutest dogs and cats. For years I have been a shelter volunteer and foster parent to dogs as well. Through my 400+ hours of volunteer work with shelters, I gained valuable dog handling skills and canine behavioral knowledge that continues to inform my interactions with and love for dogs. I have volunteered at an Emergency Veterinary Service in West Philadelphia, and just completed an Animal Care Internship with the Philadelphia Zoo. I have extensive experience caring for animals, and even more love for them. You can rest assured that I will give your four legged pal the best care imaginable in a safe and loving environment.
As a student, I live in North Central Philadelphia and am car mobile. My house guests are able to come to work with me at the hospital, so they will never be left alone for extended periods of time. I provide several walks a day, typically 3 or more (morning, noon, and evening) as well as potty breaks throughout the day. I have a fenced in back yard where your pup can enjoy playtime with his or her favorite toys, and take time to just be a dog. There is also a fenced in park at the end of my block that allows dogs to run around, so we can have playtime there as well!
At my home, dogs are allowed on all of the furniture and can sleep in bed if that's what they like. Days are full of love, attention, and fun :-) For when I need to step out to class or go on a solo mission, I do have an extra large crate to ensure their safety until I return, but if your dog does not like to be crated that is OK too. My house is also home to two cats who are tolerant of dogs - please keep this in mind when considering my home for your dog's vacay!
In addition to walks around the block, I love taking my four legged guests on special walks in Valley Forge Park or the Wissahickon where there are lots of exiting sights and smells to stimulate their senses and enrich their experience.
I would love to get to know you and your dog, so please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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