The space provided for your dog’s stay is in a smoke free, courtyard home. Included in your booking is all the regular routine of your dog ie. Feedings, walks, grooming, or anything you normally do. Also included is free range of contact with me via text, phone calls or email. I will send daily updates with pictures for short to moderate length stays and every couple of days for stays longer than that. You are always welcomed to contact me anytime you would like an update or just a reassurance that your dog is doing fine. Also included in the stay is the Dog Vacay Premium Insurance for more information on what is covered and how it works please contact me and I can provide you with the link. I have a toy box filled with toys for entertainment and if you look at the pictures there is a nice set of windows facing a tree out front for a day of squirrel and cat watching. My family will also provide all the cuddles and belly rubs your dog will need during the stay. Since the weather here in Houston is a humid mess most of the dogs like to stay inside the house and are allowed on all of the furniture provided they are allowed on furniture in your home. I have a dog door going to the outside area however if you dog doesn't understand dog doors I will let him/her out whenever it is needed.
I have always had a large heart and always had dogs of my own. Currently my family has 2 dogs, one is a 50 lb basset hound named Ramsey and the other is a 8 lb doxie name Marlee who is sight impaired and deaf. My dogs have gotten along well with almost all the dogs we have boarded (one being the exception.) I have the facilities that I can separate the dogs if they do not tolerate each other in an emergency situation however I prefer we set up a meet and greet and make sure that everyone is going to play nice beforehand so there are no problems. I will take preference of dogs that have come and stayed before over a dog that I have not met but reservations are on a first come first serve basis.
The only things I ask for you to provide for your dog’s stay is any information on the dog’s allergies, sickness or previous illnesses. I also ask that you provide your veterinarians information so in the rare event that something happens I can have the information that we need from your vet to take care of your dog correctly. In the event something happens that would require veterinary service I will try my best to reach you before taking your dog in if I’m provided with time to do so. The insurance provided with your stay covers most vets in my area and for more information on that please read the information provided by Dog Vacay or contact me and I can provide you the link. I ask that you provide your dog’s normal dog food, a collar, preferably with tags however I have tags with my information if you don’t have them, and a leash for walks or transporting. If you would like to bring any toys, blankets, pillows or beds that is up to you. I have plenty of places for your dog to sleep and if they are more comfortable staying in my bed they are more than welcome providing they are willing to share with me. My dogs typically like to be lazy and just sleep through most of the day, however if the weather is nice and there is an opportunity to do so I will, with your permission, take the dogs to the Kitty Hollow dog park on HWY 6.
Unlike other sitters your puppy does NOT have to be house-trained (blessed with tile floors throughout first floor), I will do my best with helping your bundle of joy to understand house-training but I don’t guarantee it will sink in after one or two stays. I do have stairs in my home but I have put up a baby gate so I don't have problems with pets falling down the stairs. Also the dogs do NOT have to be neutered. Both of my dogs are so I don’t feel it is a necessity since I won’t be housing lots of other dogs along with yours however please tell me if your dog is/isn't in case we go to the dog park down the street so I can keep an extra eye on things. I would GREATLY prefer your dog be tick and flea free since my dogs are if your dog is not tick and flea free I WILL charge you additional fees for flea and tick removal and your dog will not be allowed to be with the other dogs until the flea and ticks are gone. Also unlike other sitters I do not use other websites to advertise my services and will not keep additional dogs not covered by Dog Vacay.
Drop off / Pickup Times are very flexible to help with scheduling flights and long drives as long as we have talked previously and had the time arranged. I can pick up your dog at your home or meet you for drop off at an additional fee, but only during previously arranged hours.
Pricing is per dog per night. Additional fees for services may be required but will be arranged previously or as the occurrence arises. I have made my best attempt to provide all the information one could need for a stay with me however feel free to message me with your information or any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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