Have yard-- will board! I likes 'em small, I likes 'em big....and everything in between. Growing up rurally on a farm has given me such a wide range of experiences with the furry sort~ from horses on down to pigs and bunnies. I have been involved in dog rescue for over 10 years. I specialize in bringing the timid ones out of their furry shell. That soft spot also extends to senior babies (no stairs here! I also have carpet runners for traction) and I am an expert as administering meds, though i have not had practice with insulin shots yet. I have administered IV fluids and keep composure should an emergency arise.
I am a big fan of lounging around on the large back yard deck with my charges, and I love to get out with the dogs as many times per day as my dogs enjoy. My visits are tailored to each pet- I have babes that love to rollerblade with me, and I have seniors that sit the rollerblading out and just do a few leisurely sniffing patrols to get out and check their p-mail.
I am very well-versed with regards to dog breeds (and their mixes!) and I stay current with breed information. I also refer to Wikipedia when I am in doubt. I have a close circle of friends who are professionals in the animal world, and seek professional advice when necessary. I take my role as your pet's caretaker very seriously, and I do not take chances that would jeopardize their health and safety. I do not leave gates unlocked, doors cracked, or leave animals unattended in my yard. I also do not leave animals alone together when I am not home, unless they are familiar with each other and have been boarded together previously, and with the owner's permission.
*** The option to choose very young puppies does not exist on DogVacay. While I accept pets younger than 2 years old, I generally do not petsit puppies that are under a year unless exceptionally well-trained. Many of my regulars are older and some have special needs. My home environment is relaxed and pampering. Also, if your pet is not spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccines, what are you waiting for? ***
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