My name is Nancy and I have been a dog mom to a tea cup maltese (Pebbles) for 14 years and a border collie (Panda) for 4 years (she was a rescue). Pebbles passed in 2013 and Panda passed in 2015....
I miss having a dog in our home, but we have a toddler now and will be trying for another soon, so we have decided to wait until our kids are older to get another dog.
We have watched other dogs for friends (husky/german Shepherd, maltese, cocker spaniel) and I enjoyed it so much! Having a dog in our home - temporarily - will help me fill my bucket!
We have a split level home with mostly carpeting. We also have a fairly large backyard that is completely fenced in. We keep our dogs in the house mostly, but I'm ok with leaving the doggies in the backyard for a while to enjoy watching the neighborhood.
When we've watched other dogs, when we leaved the house, different methods were used. Some were gated off, some were sent with a crate. I am open to whatever option you are comfortable with.
I am currently in between jobs, so I won't be out of the house for more than a few hours at a time.
My husband also loves dogs so between us, your doggy will get at least 1 walk/day. Depending on your dog's breed, he can take doggy for a run as well.
Lastly, if your dog is well trained, we can take doggy to the big field behind our house and play fetch!
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