Kathy Knowles

HOME AWAY FROM HOME dog boarding available

Pet Sitter in Cambridge

Hi my name is Kathy and I would like to take this time to tell you a bit about myself and how I decided to open up my home to other dogs. Well it started about 3 months ago when I had to send my 11 year old shepard to heaven and after that my 10 month old great dane pup went into a little depression but I wasn't ready to take on another dog at that time so I decided to open my home to other dogs and their owners and help them out by offering a home away from their home were their pets will feel safe and happy while mom and dad are away and at the same time give my pup playmates and companionship and also teaches him the proper social etiquette within the pack. I am also a single mom and grandmother who is off work from my F.T. job due to health issues so it also helps out me financially so it was a win win situation for me and my dog Thor. I am a certified Animal Care Aid and I work and manage part time a dog breeding and boarding kennel so I see the stress and disruption putting a dog in a kennel does to your pet and beloved best friend. I always said I would never leave my dog in a boarding kennel and if people could see the stress their dog goes through after they drop them off they would never leave their dog there, In many of the boarding Kennels the dogs are crated for long periods of time and fed only once a day and in individual runs were it doesn't allow socialization and its very disruptive in a kennel people and dogs constantly coming and going dogs barking all the time. In my home your dog gets free access to the very large fenced in backyard and I try to keep dogs when they are here to the same lifestyle they are familiar too at home. I don't use crates unless owner prefers it, and while they are in my home there are rules just like kids I have rules and I enforce them with positive reinforcement which I'm sure are not different then in your home , a few rules I've mine are no rough housing in the house there's a big backyard they go outside to play, no fighting allowed, no begging at the table no excessive barking allowed. I am very big on Ceasar Millian training techniques and while your pet is in my home I am the pack leader and they respect my leadership and I never have any issues with a dog not listening to me, I also have several years experience rescuing dogs and retraining them and working on any behavioral problems they may have and then placing them in loving homes. As mentioned before I am a certified Animal Care Aid .As you can read dogs are my passion have been since I was a little girl. These are some of the reasons I decided to open up my home to owners needing a place to keep their pets while they are away so they could feel confident and at ease knowing their family pet is happy, safe and well cared for. If you feel your beloved dog would be happy and safe in my home please email me with any questions and to set up a time to meet Thor and I. My rates are a flat fee of $18.00 per night $30.00 a night for a 2 dog family Please bring your dogs food and his bed or anything with your homes scent on it like a blanket , if you want to bring toys that's fine but just know I have a pup here and he is still in the chewing stages. Any further questions please feel free to email me, thanks Kathy

Pet Sitter Details

Email Address ...@hotmail.com
Phone Number 519-212-... Confirmed
Postal Code N1S...
Provider Type Individuals
Experience Dogs
Farm Animals
Exotic Pets
Services Pet Sitting
Behavioral Training
Hourly Rate $18.00


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