My name is Alex, and I love all animals, especially dogs. I have one beautiful Rhodesian Ridgeback, but I am always excited to meet new friends, including cats.
I am a caring and responsible pet sitter who genuinely enjoys caring for animals. I'm an active person, so I'm happy to romp with your dog or get out the toys to play with your cat.
Separation Anxiety: I have experience with dogs with separation anxiety and am attuned to all those things that trigger anxiety. I practice quiet entries and exit very gently to prevent undue distress. I can make sure the music is playing and the Kong refilled before I leave.
Behavior/Aggression Issues: I know how hard it is caring for dogs with animal aggression issues - my own companion is leash reactive and is sometimes aggressive with other animals. Finding and trusting someone who really understands how to walk and care for a dog with these issues is not easy, and I'm here to help alleviate that burden.
My dog is 90 lbs and we have overcome leash pulling with the aid of a gentle leader. Unlike many who don't have experience with giant friends, I am comfortable walking your dog no matter his size.
If you have a dog, our activity level will be tailored to your dog's needs, whether that be a hike, a romp at the dog park or just some snuggle time. If you have an outgoing cat, I am looking forward to playing with her! If you have a shy kitty, I'm happy to just sit after feeding/litter and make sure he knows someone who cares is there.
I'm located in the Maple Valley area (between Renton and Maple Valley), so I am able to visit houses within 10 miles, up to 4 times per day. I work part time from home so my schedule is flexible, and I can accommodate a number of special needs/requests. I do not do daycare or boarding in my home.
My number one priority is ensuring that your pet feels safe and loved while you're away. I prefer to schedule a Meet and Greet if possible before caring for your pet to cover all of his particular quirks and discuss special needs if there are any.
I am excited to care for your dog (or other small animals) while you are at work or away! See you soon!
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