I've been boarding dogs in my home for over 10 years and would be thrilled to host your dog while you travel! It's a joy to offer Pet Parents an alternative to typical kennel environments!
Here's what you can expect when your dog stays with me:
A Home Environment. Boarding your dog with me, means he lives almost exactly as he would in your home. I want our house become your dog's vacation home! Our home is a busy seven-person household and offers a great socialization opportunity for dogs of all ages. We like to love on other people's pets and have none of our own.
Minimal Crate-Time. Crate time is kept to a minimum at our house, and we love it that way! I do not, however, maintain a Crate-Free environment. With your dog's safety in mind, I have made it my policy to crate all dogs when no one is home. This usually averages to 8-10 hours a week. Please feel free to contact me for specifics regarding my schedule.
Overnight crating and additional management crating is determined based upon my assessment of the dog.
Exercise. Walking is considered a necessity-- not an extra-- for me. My boarders receive 4-5 walks per week at no extra charge. These usually last 20-30 minutes and take place in the neighborhood, or through the very small strip center nearby. It's a great socialization experience for the dogs! We also have a hike and bike trail, but dogs must show a high level of reliability and exceptional leash manners to earn that privilege. When my schedule allows for it, I enjoy taking my boarders to explore new neighborhoods and walking routes.
Enrichment. I love to see my boarders engaged and mentally enriched during their time with us! This means meals fed through interactive, food-dispensing toys, and (as time permits) various other learning activities.
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