Let me love your dogs!
My name is Erika, and I'm a total animal nut. My apartment is a loving home off of Roncesvalles Ave in Toronto where I live with my partner and my 6 year old chihuahua Sal and my hedgehog Bernie. Before Sal, I have had many other pets including birds, cats and rodents. I have cared for many friend's dogs, including puppies adults and seniors.
I realize dog boarding at kennels can get very pricy, and I personally would rather leave my little guy with someone I can trust, so I'd like to offer other people the same option.
My partner and I work 9-5. I work Monday-Friday, he works Tuesday - Saturday. We will take your dog out once in the morning, once right after work and once before going to bed- with as much outdoor time as your pooch needs. We have a big, spacious 30 inch dog kennel that our dog doesn't use anymore, so if your dog is crate-trained they can stay in there for safety and privacy, if you'd like.
We have a back deck that we use year-round for fresh air. Our apartment is spacious with 4 rooms that your dog can freely roam through. However, because it is an apartment and not a full house, we are only able to watch small to medium sized dogs. There are stairs to walk up to our apartment. For more senior dogs, if they can't do stairs we will happy scoop them up to help them up or down. We are located close to Sorauren Park, which has a gated off area for dogs to run freely off their leashes! We are also equally close to High Park, which has a ton of space for your pup to explore and have fun both on leash and off.
We give tons of affection and attention to all dogs! If they have any special needs, we are happy to accommodate them. Please specify any routines they have, feeding times, things they love to do, things they don't love so much, and how friendly they are with other dogs. Our chihuahua is a very mild-mannered and friendly dog. He has no history of aggression towards other dogs, and we ask that out of respect for him, you only book with us if your dog has no history of aggression. Our hedgehog has a huge cage where he sleeps inside of his tree trunk most of the time - he is away from the dogs and there is no way for them to get to him.
If your dog has any bad habits like chewing or having accidents inside, we're still happy to have them! But please please let us know in advance so we can prepare accordingly. Your dog can stay with us for any length of time! We prefer that you provide your dog's favourite food, toys, and anything else that they can't be without - that way they feel as at-home as possible.
Your pooch is more than welcome in our home, and we promise to treat them like we treat our own. If you have any questions please feel welcome to ask!
For visits to your home:
I live in Roncesvalles Village but I work in Toronto's east end near St. Lawrence Market. If you need someone to let your dog out or visit it in the morning before 9, over lunch, or in the evening after 5, I'm happy to do so provided that you are within walking distance.
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