Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I take care of dogs in my home as opposed to in a kennel. This lessens the stress a dog feels away from his normal environment and people. They get to lay on the couch, what's better than that?
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love dogs. I also love the feeling of giving my clients peace of mind when they go away. I've had many people tell me how good it feels not to worry about their dog's well being when they're with me.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Where will my dog sleep? In our bedroom, just like our dog and cat.
How far are you from the city? Depending on where you live, approximately an hour and a half to two hours.
Do you have a fenced yard? No but I have tethers that I put the dogs on so they can run around while I'm in the yard. I also take the dogs on walks on the various trails in the area.
An additional note: if your dog needs to be crated when we're away or to sleep in at night. I have one crate, if it's not available at the time of your stay, please bring yours along with food, bed and any medications.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. We dog boarders LOVE to have as much info about your dog as you can give.
Such as, "He's mostly housebroken but has occasional accidents."
"She chews on shoes and books."
"She chews on cats." (Which wouldn't work here as I have one)
"He's a nervous dog and becomes anxious when you leave the room."
"He bites when you reach for his food bowl."
"She barks when people ring the doorbell and may bite if they come in."
"She has a skin issue where she scratches and licks. All. Night. Long."
Please be honest, we're going to find out anyway. Most things are manageable. Except cat chewing..