Teddy O

I (Teddy), do in-home, kid-free, 24hr dog-sitting and care for small, well socialized small dogs with my 2 small pooches

Toronto, Ontario
Last seen 2 days ago

20/hr

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I am not a vet, a dog trainer, or a nutritionist but I'm an advocate of natural holistic care (don't care if you are animal is not vaccinated, except for rabies, as it is required by law, but if he/she is not it's fine too as I am pretty confident you are not going to hand me over a rabid animal). I have owned dogs for 40 years, well read in dog behavior and training (but I don't train) and have Meetup group for tiny dogs and a raw-feeding advocacy group in the Philippines for those who wish to care for their dogs in a natural way. I'm also a member of several Dog Facebook groups including Dog Trainers United, Shih Tzu Lovers PH, Dog Thoughts, Longest Living Dogs Academy, etc. (you can see it under my Facebook Profile under Theo Marcos). I am the founder of the Facebook group PH Balanced Dogs.

I will feed, play, walk and cuddle your dog like insane, and also make sure that her space is respected if she wants to have his/her space. When I walk your dog, I will be vigilant of possible dangers starting from the time we get on and off the elevator, from other dogs, from potential predators and even ignorant people who think they could touch the dog without asking! And your dog can either sleep on a crate, if you wish, on the floor, or in the futon with me! I don't this just for cash -- I have a job, but I will only take socialized dogs (not aggressive to other dogs, dogs without psychological problems or ill dogs), plus I only take ONE dog at a time (although I may consider two if they are from the same person and very small). I am only specialize on taking care of:

A) Small dogs under 8 lbs. I may consider bigger, provided they are very good with small dogs. My dogs are both female, vaccinated only once, cared for holistically, and not spayed (I don't breed), so unfortunately, I can only take neutered males. Although my dogs are not in heat, I do not want any accidents (just in case). If the dog is female, then there are no potential for accidents.
B) Properly socialized, house or pee pad trained (no aggression / biting issues)
C) No serious health issues (although I can give medications required by you)
D) Very friendly with other dogs (I have two small dogs dogs between 6-7 lbs.)
E) Charge is $15 per hour / $129 for 12 hours / $199 for 24 hours.
F) Your dog will stay with me in my old but SAFE One-Bedroom apartment (with enclosed balcony--your dog can't jump out), and he/she will have run access to run around the living room, dining room, balcony (but not Hallway, Kitchen or Washroom) as that is a shared access with my roommate who only rents the room, and to avoid any potential thing he/she may ingest (not that I have a habit of leaving anything dangerous on the floor as a habit) but you can't watch a dog literally every second).
G) Your dog should be okay being left with my two other dogs, maximum 5-6 hours on a 24-Hour basis. If I only have to take care of them 8 hours straight per day, then I'll be here with them all the time. If they have barking issues when left alone for several hours (like under 8 hours within a 24-Hour period), then I may not be a dog sitter for you. As I'm self-employed, most of my clients go to my apartment 80% of the time so your pooch also meets new people, but I do have to go out here and there to work for several hours outside, do errands, etc, and sometimes they don't allow dogs with you).
H) References available upon request.

I know this may seem a lot of "rules," and it seems like I'm a high maintenance person--I'm not (I can sleep the floor with your dog with pleasure!). As I said, while I appreciate the business, this is not my full time job; just a side that is a bit helpful but not absolutely necessary for me. I don't want you to waste time talking to me and not getting the right person for your dog (no dog is perfect, including mine; my dog is not even obedience trained but they are okay and not crazy..lol). I know it's difficult to leave your dog behind to strangers, and I'm fortunate enough that I have enough friends to do this for me (but others may not be so lucky, and it's a shot in the dark). Hence, this is why I gave a very detailed profile so people who may potentially hire know exactly what kind of dog sitter they will be entrusting their dog to. My dogs are not insured, and this is not really a business for me (my apartment is, though), so while I have absolutely no intention of harming myself and your dogs including my own, I just want to be transparent about that, in case there's a meteor that unexpectedly land in my apartment building (even then I'd probably save the dogs first before me..lol). Other than that, I'm just a regular guy that loves dogs probably more than people that teaches dance from his own home and could use some extra cash so I can buy wonderful natural supplements that can hopefully prolong the relatively short lives of dogs (one of my girls is 18!). Kindly consider me if what I wrote here does not scare you off (lol).

I'm also to also work part-time (possibly full-time) taking care of the dogs outside my home as I would only do part-time or full-time work involving animals; I learn fast. I don't have a vehicle, but I don't mind long TTC rides, even Go Bus if not so far (I ride to Waterloo once a week!).


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Dog Walking


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Overnight care


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