I'm a 30 year old college graduate in school at NCSU to earn my DVM. I'm an experienced vet tech and a long time foster/volunteer at our local animal shelter. I have worked with all types of dogs including newborn, elderly, injured and special needs. I provide in-home care for dogs under 15 lbs. I am currently unable to accept larger dogs (or very rambunctious dogs) due to the needs of my own senior/special needs pets.
My home is a cage-free environment that caters to the comfort and happiness of the pups in my care. I have a small fenced backyard and all hardwood floors. I live in a quiet residential community set back a mile from the road. I am a safe, fun & loving caregiver who truly understands how important your pet's wellbeing is to you.
Visiting pups love staying with me because I treat them as one of my own. My friends joke that my house is "dog heaven" because there are dog beds everywhere & toys/bones galore. I take canine guests for leisurely walks on the greenway, to the dog park and on hikes at Umstead State Park.
I go the extra mile to make you and your pet happy. If your pet needs to be brushed daily to maintain a tangle-free coat, I will do it. If your pet is picky or ill, I will cook for them or hand-feed them, whatever is needed. I can administer medication and insulin injections. I like to send updates/pictures daily to show guardians how their beloved pup is doing and share all the fun they are having!
The maximum amount of time your pet would be unsupervised is 6 hours. During this time they get to stay in the "doggie living room" which has glass doors so they can see the outside & a baby gate across the doorway. Before I leave, I spray a calming aromatherapy mist & make sure they have plenty to do- I leave the TV on, interactive toys out, and (if it's ok with Mommy/Daddy) give them a yummy fully digestible sweet potato chew that is good for their teeth & their tummy- this takes them a while to work on and they LOVE it.
I currently have 4 maltese mixes (rescues). They are used to having visitors between my fostering and petsitting. My fur kids and I will make sure your little one feels welcome and provide a "home away from home". You can trust when your pet stays with me that he/she is safe, well cared for & having a wonderful time. Thank you for considering allowing me the privilege of caring for your best friend.
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