Unless your dog is accustomed to cats we require a Meet & Greet before we can accept a new Dog.
I solemnly swear to love, protect, honor and care for your beloved furry family member as if s/he were my very own; so, help me Dog...
I am a Responsible, loving Dog & Cat Guardian conveniently located just 2 blocks West of Union Square in the Heart of San Francisco.
I have a loyal and fun-loving French Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix named Tikki who's 5 1/2 years old. I also have two dog-accepting senior cats, Scrappy (10) & Gnocchi (9), of the two-- my Gnocchi is the most loving, playful and curious towards our canine visitor.
In my home your Dog (I only take 1 at a time + my Tikki) will get the following in addition to any specific needs or limitations they might have:
A minimum of 3 walks a day. A romp at a local park (up to 3 hrs. weather permitting): Huntington Square Park, Allyne Park, Duboce Park or Mission Creek Park.
I offer plenty of In-door play & cuddles in my Union Square apartment where they will be in the company of Tikki and my two cats. They have plenty of floor space, access to my bed & comfy dog beds (also an open-door crate is available if they prefer or feel free to bring your own). Not to mention loving arms and comfy laps.
I have experience caring for senior dogs & dogs with disabilities or Special Needs. Specifically, heart murmurs & arthritic/mobility issues. Also Dogs with separation anxiety & sight impairments.
I also have more than five years of experience caring for "smoosh-face" Brachycephalic dogs (French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers & Pugs) which can come with a host of issues from breathing, spinal, heat sensitivity (I know the signs and how to prevent heat exhaustion), skin allergies & insatiable appetites.
I offer More Services including the following in your home (or hotel):
Check Up/Visits for Homebound Dogs (Puppies) & Cats:
I have over 40 years of cumulative experience in Cat care. I Specialize in the care of Frail or Elderly Cats & Dogs requiring daily medication for a life-long conditions or illnesses. I have first-hand experience with cats who are timid, traumatized & were born to feral mothers.
Check-in & visits:
In-your-home ONLY for: $35/30min. (2 pets max). Additional animals are $5-15 each.
Every Pet-sitting Visit includes: Feeding (including medication), water change, litter scooping & entertaining your feline with toys. Dogs get a 10-15 minute potty break outside if they don't have a pee pad or access to an outside area.
Lots of pictures will be provided along with an E-mail update after each visit.
For extended bookings of more than 3 days we require that you reserve in 3-day increments.
I can do a Check-in or sit (max. 6 hours) for a puppy (under 16 weeks or less than 2 years old) or a Senior Dog at your home. If you're visiting SF and can't take your dog on that sight-seeing tour or fancy restaurant ask about an hourly custom quote.
I also have experience in bottle-feeding and caring for newborn-hours old (orphaned) puppies.
If you like what you've read about me & my qualifications, I would love you to consider having me care for your loved ones. I just ask that you not send inquiries, reservations, or meet & greet requests at 3:00 a.m. (PST). I am happy to accept these after 8:00 a.m. and respond within 30 minutes at most during my business hours between 8am-9pm.
All the photographs in my gallery are dogs & cats I have cared for recently.
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