I have a Veterinary Assisting Certificate from the Spokane Area Professional-Technical Skills Center. I have a huge soft spot for senior dogs! If your dog needs any oral medication or subcutaneous injections I will accommodate them at no extra charge. Even if they need to be carried from place to place, inside and outside, I don't mind, I just ask for no animals over 60lbs in this instance. You can count on me to look out for the well being of your best friend.
I grew up with dogs in my home and I was always the kid that went over to their friends house to play with their pets. After high school I started working for a family taking care of their dogs, alpacas, goats, sheep, cats, and chickens when they go out of town. My boyfriend and I have three furbabies of our own, Monte (7YR lab mix), Maple (7MO plott/coon hound), and Ginger (7YR pappillon/chihuahua). . Through the years I've owned and/or cared for dogs, cats, hamsters, turtles, frogs, tortoises, rabbits, parakeets, hedgehogs, rats, rabbits, and conures.
As far as space goes, my boyfriend (who grew up on a farm and is a huge animal lover) and I share a decent sized house upstairs and downstairs. There is a fenced back yard with plenty of room to play. We have a doggy door for pooches that are trained with one. Our back yard is partially grass and partially cement which is great for fetch and the cement files their toenails!
Being in Coeur d'alene, there are plenty of places for walking and hiking, as well as swimming. I have always enjoyed being outdoors. To top it off, exercise does the mind and body good.
I am a lover of all animals, especially dogs, and really enjoy seeing all of their unique personalities!
Your pups will enjoy plenty of attention, cuddles, play time, and exercise.
I can provide grooming services (bathing/hair cuts/nail clipping) for a small fee.
Walks, hikes, and trips to the dog park are dependent on your permission.
I just ask that you are completely honest about your animal so I can provide the best care possible. In my book, there is no such thing as "too much information." Mentionable items would include:
temperament (agression, fear, anxiety)
Whether or not they get along with other animals
Whether they're house trained/crate trained
If they require any medications (what kind, how often, application)
Females in heat/pregnant/unaltered
Any behavior reinforcement (ie: if you don't want them on your funiture, we won't confuse them by letting them on ours!).
Quirks (digging, particular things they like to chew on, prey drive)
If they don't like to be picked up or anywhere they don't like to be touched
***Due to city residential code, we will no longer be offering doggy daycare or boarding in our home. Drop-in visits to the dogs own home as well as walking or taking them to the dog park or hiking are still offered and pose as a great alternative to kennels. I apologize for any inconvenience!***
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