The BEST pet care for dogs (and cats!) in your home.
responsible, experienced care for all breeds and circumstances,
including puppies, senior citizens, rescue and special-needs sweeties.
Leaving for a day or a week, or more, and the furbabies can't come?
Let me step in for you and make sure their disruption is minimal.
I will observe established routines and provide exercise, medicine regimens and all proper care as instructed.
I'll also provide endless affection, making their experience away from you the best it can be.
"day job" allows me to work from home, so I will be with your babies
virtually all day and night when you're gone. I will also tend to the
everyday needs of your home, such as watering, collecting mail and
newspapers, and whatever else you need done (within reason!)
My goal is for you to travel with the peace of mind of knowing your home and animals are in the best possible care.
While there are common elements most look for in a pet-sitter, differences also exist, so I thought I'd share my philosophy and habits with respect to caring for animals.
First, I am a consummate dog-lover, and a big fan of cats (although I have never had a companion kitty, I love sitting for them). The world is full of people dedicated to the protection and nurturing of children; I happen to be one of those whose compassion leans to animals - the truly voiceless.
I bond easily with dogs and look forward to spending time with them. I realize some dogs are more affectionate than others, so I am not disappointed or insulted when the independent type would rather chase critters and hole up by herself or himself than snuggle with me. However, the snuggly types have a taker in me! I'm fond of sleeping with dogs, and if that is their usual nighttime ritual, please say so - I'll happily comply.
I'm hyper-vigilant to the need for dogs to have fresh air, fresh water and food, and enough activity. For that reason I monitor their outdoor visits to make sure they can do their business as needed. Because I will be staying at your house consistently, and not leaving for periods longer than an hour or so, this is easy to accomplish.
There may be other specific questions or concerns you have, and I encourage you to share them with me before booking. Your animals *are* your children, for all practical purposes, and their needs are just as great.
Most of all it's important to me that you relax and enjoy your time away, knowing that your wee ones are in good hands, with someone who not only feels responsible for their well-being, but who thoroughly enjoys their company.