I love pets, dogs in particular, and know how important it is to feel comfortable and reassured that your pets are being well cared for while you are away. Having a dog that doesn't do well being boarded at a kennel (it completely stresses her out), I love that DogVacay provides an alternative option for pet owners.
I have a wealth of experience fostering for a variety of rescues and currently volunteer at a local shelter, so I'm very comfortable and knowledgeable about dogs of all breeds and sizes. I also have years of experience with my personal pets. I have provided insulin shots, seizure medication, feeding for a dog with megaesophagus, subcutaneous hydration and oral medication, so I am comfortable with dogs that have special needs. In addition to daily walks, we visit the dog park (Cherry Creek off leash) at least once a weekend, so if your dog enjoys that, he/she can come along too!
I live in a pet friendly condo in the Capitol Hill area of Denver. I do not have a yard, so walks are a regular part of our day. Your pet will have the opportunity for exercise, in addition to just playing. My home is extremely dog friendly and my animals are treated like part of the family. I have plenty of dog toys, extra dog beds, and treats (all natural), and of course plenty of love to share! Whether your pet likes to sleep on a dog bed, the couch or with me at night, all options are available! I can tailor my schedule and routine to meet the needs of your pet. I do not crate unless that is something your dog is already familiar and comfortable with. Both of my dogs have free roam and are not crated.
While I work during the day (M-F), I come home during my lunch to walk my dog and am home in the afternoon by 4:45 pm. I am pretty flexible and can accommodate most requests for pick-up and drop off times on the weekend, however please keep in mind when scheduling that I do work from 7-4pm M-F. The evening and weekends I would be with your pet for almost constant supervision. I don't work in the summertime, so I am available and home the majority of the time then as well.
I ask that your pets please be housebroken. I take the dogs out every 4-5 hours (if not more frequently) so they will have frequent opportunities for potty breaks. I also request that dogs be neutered. Since walks are a necessity with not having a yard, your dog must be okay using a leash to potty (I am willing to work with leash manners, pulling, etc.).
Please be honest about any behaviors your pet may have (food/toy aggression, leash aggression, destructive behavior, anxiety, reactive to certain situations and/or people, marking, etc.). It will make the experience better for all of us!
If you are looking for dog walking, I am available on the weekends (or during certain holiday breaks and the summer) and do not charge an additional fee for up to 2 dogs in the same household.
I also provide a discount for multiple dogs from the same household -$45/night for two dogs.
For more information or specific questions, please contact me.
I can provide references upon request, just ask!
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