We are a small family run business, licensed by the State of Utah as Paw's Moonwalkers LLC. We have two years of professional sitting and walking experience. Before this we fostered dogs and found many great homes for them. We became pet sitters because we were extremely unsatisfied with the level of care and options available to us when we went out of town. We provide a level of care we expect for our family pets and then some. We believe strongly in pet safety and are extremely cautious when caring for other's loved ones. Currently, we do not take more than one dog in our home at a time. This will change at the beginning of the year as we will have an entire apartment in the basement of our house that we can dedicate to doggie day care specializing in puppy socialization and potty training. We do not walk multiple dogs from different households, we provide one-on-one personalized care. We never take dogs for off leased hikes, walks, or to dogs parks and never leave a dog unsupervised even in their own back yard. No matter how well-behaved or trained a dog is, there is no guarantee that things won't go wrong and in our experience when things go wrong they go really wrong. A lost or injured pet is devastating and we take every precaution to prevent this from happening. We prefer to watch dogs in their own home as we feel this is less stressful for the dog and we can provide the exceptional care they are used to. We believe in a no foot print policy when staying in someones house. We leave the house as you left it or better, we do not shy away from a little house cleaning. Coming home from a vacation is tiring and often overwhelming, we want you to know everything is well cared. When we pet sit or walk dogs we provide you with a GPS map of our services so you are able to see when we showed up and what we did. You'll be able to see a detailed map of our walks and provide pictures and updates often as well. We want you to know, without a doubt, that we are doing exactly what we said we would.
Now, you must be wondering who "we" are. Our business includes, my husband who is certified as an animal technician and works as a supervisor for an animal care facility. I am a doctoral student with a background in medical microbiology and health care. I am currently writing my dissertation which allows me the flexibility to give your pets the time they need. We also have a son, age 11, who is very good with dogs. He has a calming presence yet runs and plays as much as the dogs like. We are a great team, together we provide more safety for your pets and more opportunities to play and experience different personalities. We believe this is great for socialization. However, we honor the wishes of any owner and we will only work together if they approve, otherwise I will be the sole caretaker.
I have a certificate in animal care and pet CPR/first aid. I am currently studying dog psychology and training which should be completed by the end of the year (yes, I am that big of a nerd).
We are pleased to meet you anytime so that you can feel comfortable with your choice of sitter. Every dog and situation is different, we will not take on a job we don't think we are well equipped for. Thanks for reading my profile!
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