** PLEASE READ MY PROFILE COMPLETELY **, this is a part time hobby for me, I MAY NOT be available WEEKDAYS for all your needs, so please READ my entire profile before making contact (click the "Read More About..." link below) . Also please check out the "rates and services" tab on my profile for my general services and price list.
NEW GUESTS OF MY SERVICE PLEASE READ THIS: We MUST have a successful Meet and Greet between our pups before I can accept reservations from new guests, so PLEASE click the "propose a meet and greet" link and request a meet and greet BEFORE requesting your first reservation with me. Thank you!
Hello! My pets are my family. Allow me to treat your pets as family too. I have two small Dachshund mixes named Chester and Sheila that I rescued from a shelter. They would love to have some friends over to play in their house and 8 foot high fenced in BIG back yard (see pictures). In my spare time I volunteer at the SPCALA pet adoption center in Long Beach and help find forever homes to needy dogs. I have been a volunteer with SPCALA for about 8 years now. During this time I have helped train, exercise and socialize all different breads and sizes of dogs, including puppies. I also volunteer at the Long Beach Animal Care Services Shelter, and care for their stray and adoptable K9's there too.
My standard service is supervised boarding and daycare that are available most weekends (Friday evenings thru Sunday nights). I have a full time job in an office M-F, 7-430. If interested in weekday boarding (I can remotely supervise via puppy cams during the workday), ask and depending on your needs we could probably work something out. I have 4 puppy cams set up through out the house so I can keep an eye them from anywhere at anytime. Don't worry as Chester and Sheila will keep your pet company :-) Boarding includes 1-2 walks daily around my block and unlimited play time in my large grassy back yard, daycare same but only 1 walk per day. Your dog will have free roam of my house and back yard. I prefer to host small to medium sized dogs at first until my little dogs get used to hosting guests. I have a small doggy door to the backyard, so your little ones will have free roam of my house and be free to go inside and out to the play in the back yard as much or as little as they like.
** Note: Rates for boarding over major holidays are HIGHER and automatically calulated.
Another option would be "check up visits", where I would stop by and visit your dog(s) at your house before and after work or on weekends, feed them, play with them, and generally check up on them. This is a cheaper and less expensive option for less social dogs or dogs that can get stressed out easily.
I can also text or email you pictures and updates so you know you little one is having fun, just ask.
In addition, I will donate a portion of the service fees collected to the following charities and organizations:
SPCALA-the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Los Angeles (Not affiliated with ASPCA)
City of Long Beach, Animal Care Services
Friends of El Dorado Dog Park
Thank you for considering my services. I appreciate your business. ~Ralph
PS IF you are looking to spoil your pups check out BARKBOX.COM, they will send your dogs boxes of toys and goodies each month. Use this link for a discount:
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