I have extensive experience in caring for animals:
cats (including my own and I have volunteered at a cat rescue and adoption facility)
adult dogs (from Siberian huskies to terriers)
elderly dogs (blind/deaf, arthritic, grouchy)
dogs that require oral, topical, ear, and eye medications
dogs with aggression issues (food, territorial, and prey-instinct)
dogs in need of training (walking on a leash, feeding habits)
I have worked on training both my own dogs and others so I am very patient. If I run into a problem that I am unsure how to deal with then I am resourceful in finding the correct approach.
I am extremely active, so running and day-hikes are definite options for keeping your dog distracted while his/her parents are out of town. I am comfortable with taking dogs to dog parks/beaches so long as the park is completely enclosed. (For the protection of your dog, I will only agree to take dogs to unenclosed parks if I am very familiar with the dog and he/she has shown me that he/she will listen to me off-leash in areas with high levels of excitement.)
I can unfortunately not provide boarding at my residence but I am willing to provide in-home overnight care.
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