I work as a vet technician and my boyfriend, Grant, works from home. We have a hyper 1 year old bulldog puppy named Rose and a sweet lazy 10 year old pitbull terrier mix named Stella. . Rose's favorite thing is to run around in circles in the backyard with her toys in her mouth and Stella's favorite thing is sleeping while smiling. Through my job at the clinic, and through local connected rescues, we also periodically foster animals in need. Most recently, we took care of 2 four-week-old kittens that were anemic and had already had one sibling kitten pass away before we got ahold of these guys. We spent many late hours syringe-feeding them and administering medication. Absolutely worth it to get them back to health and see them now placed in perfect loving homes. Animals are what I live for.
We prefer to do a meet and greet before each new pet boarding, if possible. Like people, dogs have different personalities and not all of them get along perfectly. For this reason, we also prefer to never have overlapping guests, so you can be comfortable knowing that your dog will be the only guests with us during your stay. This allows us to focus our attention on your pup and to be able to give it the attention it deserves.
During the week, depending on your dog's age, personality, and activity level, your dog can either stay at home with my boyfriend and Stella, or come to work with me and Rose. At home they can laze around on the multiple dog beds with Stella, have access to our large, secure, fenced in back yard, and join Stella on her daily walks. At the clinic, they will hang out with Rose in her designated comfy run in between bouts of supervised playtime in the secure kennel yard with Rose, and possibly her buddies (my coworker's dogs) if you are comfortable with outside socialization.
**IMPORTANT** In order for your dog to come to work with me, they are REQUIRED to be up to date with both the bordetella (kennel cough) and the H3N2 influenza vaccine. I will need proof from your veterinarian as to which vaccines your dog has before we can accept your reservation. To board with us, at the very minimum your dog must have an up to date Rabies and DHPPC vaccine, for the safety of their health and for the safety of our pups.
On weekends, we typically take our dogs on long hikes. Our usual trek is 5-6 miles on the trails through Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield, but can adjust our hikes accordingly to suit your dog's exercise needs. If you dog is not much of a hiker at all, we can instead tuck them up safely in our "puppy room" at home (a "guest bedroom" in our house that ended up being converted into a dog bedroom for Rose and Stella instead, where their crates, toys, beds, and a large comfy armchair reside).
If your dog requires any medication (oral, otic, optic, etc.), injections, is diabetic, or has any medical conditions you treat daily at home, as a vet technician I would be happy to administer these to your dog as needed. I am also fully willing to discuss adding on nail trims, ear cleanings, baths, and anal gland expressions, if your dog requires during their stay with us.
Whatever your dog needs during its' vacation, whether it is a comfy quiet relaxed environment, or a fun-filled exercise rompus, we are able to cater to you and your dog's needs. Our dogs lie on opposite ends of the crazy energizer bunny to lazy lump spectrum and so wherever your dog falls, they will have a buddy to hang out with.
If you have any questions, concerns, or special needs requests, please let me know so we can be sure to provide the best care for your pup. And if for any reason we are unable to accept your dog, whether due to being overbooked, unavailable, or if for some reason our dogs are incompatible, please allow me to suggest an alternate sitter for you. The sitter I use for my dogs is one of my coworkers at the clinic, and she also sits dogs on this site, so if I am unable to take your pup, she would love to.
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