As a long time pet owner I believe no home is complete without a dog and no outfit is complete without some dog hair.
I have shared my home with dogs all of my life and understand the challenge of finding 'just like home' pet care when you need to leave your treasured pets. For the past three years I have been taking dogs into my home and providing a loving and safe environment for them. I have a fully enclosed backyard for them to play in and they get the run of the house.
I started taking care of pets as a favour to our friends and family, but found that it's very rewarding and was advised to do it as a profession.
I have experience with administering oral medication and topical care, special diets, managing senior dogs, etc.
I also recognize the need for some pets to stay comfortable and relaxed during separation and as a result have also provided 'stay at home' care. I visit the home multiple times a day to ensure the care and attention required is provided.
While pets are with us, they become one of the family and are included in our daily activities.
Of course, ultimately, you will choose the length per walk, and the frequencies of the walks and visits, etc.
We have a very energetic and playful 7 year old dog who enjoys visiting guests ( small and big ones) ; she's a mixed of English Bulldog and Miniature Dachschund, and weighs 28lbs; so I would ask that your dog play well with others.
I prefer to provide one-on-one attention , unless your family owns more than 1 dog/cat; I do not pack walk.
We can provide pick up and drop off services at your convenience.
Depending on the distance from your home to ours, there will be an additional,
but reasonable small fee for the pick up and drop off services.
I graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Marine Biology ('87).
As a teenager I used to volunteer at an animal clinic. My responsibilities included dog walking, cleaning pens, restraining pets, and making sure they are comforted while the veterinarians administer various tests, medicine, etc., picking up the pets and delivering them to the owners, make sure there were clean blankets to line the pens at all times, feed the dogs, etc.
References from previous pet owners will be provided upon requests.
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