I work during the day at a local office (~10 mins from the house) so the pups will be alone for ~4 hours at a time. While I DO have roommates that are often home during the day (all day at times), you should only consider MY schedule/availability when making a reservation(s)!
I've been pet sitting for nearly 15 years & enjoy having various "packs" around the house! Whether your pup(s) drop by my place for a play-date or an overnight, or whether you'd like me to walk & watch them at your place - I'm available practically 24/7!
I am female, 33 years old, and currently have a Master's degree & PhD in learning & behavior...I've worked with puzzle-solving pigeons & language trained chimps, so "working" with dogs again has been a welcome treat!
VET TECH BACKGROUND:
I have lived & worked with animals my entire life, and have held various positions in veterinary clinics around LA. I am comfortable administering medication(s) & can even monitor animals post surgery. As a result of my extensive experience with animals, I am very *patient*! I can handle rambunctious PUPPIES as well as temperamental SENIORS and everything in between!
ABOUT MY HOME:
My home is about 3,500 sq. ft. of wood floors so no worries about "accidents" if they happen (lots of dogs "mark" when they get here!). Keep in mind, though, if you have a dog that is prone to slipping, my place may not be the easiest for your pet(s) to get around.
The house itself is situated in a lovely neighborhood, perfect for long, quiet walks and it's got a great backyard with some dog beds for lounging in the sun. The entire yard is double fenced and has a strong, metal **locked**gate - I've never had any escapees!
I have 1 medium crate but it is currently in use by my roommate's pup. Unless you instruct me otherwise your dog(s) have free reign over the house/yard! AND, if your pet(s) enjoys having a crate or is crate-trained, please bring it along for the stay so they have their "own space" here! ^_^
I generally have space for you to park in my big, long drive-way for pickups and drop-offs - please feel free to do so.
I live with 2 other young professionals (one Male & one Female), who are equally pet-loving and happy to have your pet(s) join our pack!
DAYCARE & BOARDING:
I try to make the pet sitting/boarding experience as EASY as it can be for you and your pet(s). My schedule is relatively flexible and I am always available to keep your pup longer than you initially book, I do not have "black-out" dates that would leave you without a sitter in an emergency!
I encourage MEET & GREETS but they are *not* required before a stay with me. I also encourage you to bring anything your pet(s) enjoy using/having at home - a bed, bowl, or even something that smells like you (many people leave a t-shirt,,,HOWEVER see below...
BRING ITEMS @ YOUR OWN RISK: I *am *not responsible for lost or destroyed items (toys, beds, blankets, bowls, etc) I try my best to send you back home with everything...but SOMETIMES a bowl or a toy gets left behind. I am happy to RETURN any item(s) I find (e.g. a dog bowl that wasn't packed because it was in the dishwasher) but I will NOT replace an item(s) if it was lost/destroyed during play!
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT WALKS: I generally do not offer WALKS to my guest pups because they tend to tire themselves out running around the yard/house. If you would like me to walk your pet (regardless of how active they have been around the house), I will send you custom quote that includes an additional fee for the WALK(s)! Thanks for understanding!
DAILY UPDATES ABOUT YOUR PET:
I email/text updates (including pictures and videos) DAILY. Additionally, if you ever want to check on your pet(s) I *always* have my phone and am happy to update you as much as you need. Lots of my Vacay "kids" are in my album! Please let me know if you do not want them added to my listing! ^_^
I am also available to come to YOUR HOUSE to house-sit and/or pet-sit. I have reliable transportation and a completely open schedule. Please be aware, if I am watching other pets at my home, your pets may be at your house unattended for 4+ hours a day. ^-^
CARE FOR EXOTICS, TOO:
I can take care of other types of pets (birds, lizards, rodents, etc.), as I have personal experience with many exotic creatures. You're welcome to bring your exotics to my home (if they travel well). I am also available to come to your neck of the woods to sit/visit your cat(s) - but, unfortunately, I cannot board cats at my house at this time!
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