I am a Veterinary Science Major at the University of South Florida. I worked at Dr. Nina's Animal Hospital for a year and catered to all boarding animals. I have been dog hosting for about three years now. I am skilled at administering medications, such as insulin, pills, or fluids, and have some experience in dog training. I own a very docile 6 year old shepherd that is house mate to all boarders. I also own a few cats who love dogs! My home has a large fenced in front yard and backyard. When I run errands your baby stays inside. I have 24/7 surveillance system around my entire home and property. Therefore, monitoring is made easy and recordings of what occur are available in case anything happens. However, I have NEVER had any dog aggression occur in my home and intend to keep it that way! I cannot stress this enough that every dog I board has to absolutely, positively 100% FRIENDLY with other dogs and cats. MEET AND GREET IS ALWAYS REQUIRED AND I WILL NOT ACCEPT DOGS WITH ANY AGGRESSION. Also, if you leave your pup with me I take and send copious pictures and some videos through facebook (you do not need to have an account to view them). This way is easier than sending 30 or so pictures or a video through text, which often times is too large.
Animals, especially dogs, are more than just pets to me. They are sensible knowing creatures who more than often behave better than people. For the protection of all of our pets (since all sizes are mixed) I only accept medium and large size dogs. No less than 15 lbs and no more than 90 pounds. This would be about the size of a beagle and the size of a large golden retriever. More information and references provided upon request. If you wish to read more reviews please go to Rover.com and find me under Roxy's Pampered Pets. I prefer for you to book over the sight that you found me under in order to be fair to the networking agents running the site.
Why I love dog sitting:
I am actively pursuing a degree in Veterinary Science. Currently I am a student working on my bachelors at USFSM. In the future, I plan to attend the University of Georgia for their School of Veterinary Medicine. Saying I love dogs is a little simplistic for me. My love extends to ALL animals. I also currently have chickens and would one day love to own a ranch with many farm animals. I only eat pasture raised meat because I boycott factory farms (animal abuse). I try my hardest to treat them fairly and with compassion.
About my yard:
I have a large front and backyard. The entire perimeter is fenced in. Not even a small dog could escape. Overall, there is a lot of room to run in and I will offer the entire yard while I'm home if they're not being lazy.
Skill in administering medication:
I am experienced in administering medication. I prefer giving fluids in food or pills in treats or at the base of the throat.
I just transitioned to this site from Rover. If you wish to see some Reviews you may find me at Rover under Roxy's Pampered Pets. I have been dog sitting since before Rover and Dogvacay so I also have lots of outside references if desired.
Any size @ $20
Any size @ $5 extra per dog
Thank you for looking and have a woof of a time!
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