Our family loves pets! We have volunteered with a shelter for more than 2 years. We live in a quiet neighborhood with lots of space. Our neighborhood is "pet friendly" with many people walking their dogs throughout the day. Our streets are generous in size and away from all major roads, such that pets needing privacy on their walks do not have to come in contact with other animals nor will they encounter many vehicles. We also live in close driving distance to trails and open space, should your family be comfortable with taking dogs off leash to exercise during extended stays.
We have a large deck and backyard bordered by a natural woodland "moat" on all 3 sides that naturally keeps pets in close range. However, hunting dogs with strong scent abilities and/or dogs prone to "bolting" may prefer to use one of our long ties to play. You are welcome to bring an e-collar for sporting dogs.
I do ask that ALL dogs be checked by owners for ticks prior to dropoff, and I also recommend that your pet's tick preventative care be current, simply due to the woodland nature of my neighborhood. This is for both their safety and mine!
We have a dog, fish and cat. The cat is a indoor/outdoor senior who stays out of the way and is relatively easygoing as far as cats go. He has his own "cat paradise" in a different section of the house than the dogs. Our dog, "Winner", is a friendly, spayed, female adult Jack Russell/Pointer who loves to play with other dogs and give lots of kisses and get lots of belly rubs! If my dog should be separated from yours during your stay, please discuss with me prior to dropoff. This is to help your dog have the best stay possible! Our dog is medium in size, such that at doggie daycare she is in the big dog room half the time and the small dog room the other half of the time. She gets along with all types of dogs.
I look forward to meeting your family!
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