MAGGIE'S DOGGIE DAY CARE & BOARDING
"YOUR PUP'S HOME AWAY FROM HOME!"
SPOTSWOOD, NJ 08884
PET CARE SERVICES:
, Day Care, Boarding, Overnight Pet Sitting, Home Visits, Pet Taxi/Transportation Services, Hourly Play Time Sessions, Training, Bathing/Grooming, Dog Treat Goodie Bags/Frozen Treat Pops, Pet Photography, Dog Birthday Parties & More!
Hello, I am new to this site but I'm very experienced in taking care of pups! I'm here to best assist you and your pet! My name is Maggie and I'm 25 years old. I'm the owner of Maggie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding. I live in Spotswood, NJ 08884. I work as a pet care service provider. I love all dogs and never met one that didn't like me! My family calls me the "Dog Whisperer" for obvious reasons, but mostly because dogs immediately take a liking to me. Since I was a child and a little girl, I have always been an animal lover. I promise to love and care for your dog and pets just like they are my own if not better! I provide a loving home environment for them for the time being while you are away or on vacation. This way you know your pup is safe, in good hands and you can have the peace of mind while away to really kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation! They would be in a loving, warm, comfortable and safe home, instead of sending them to be caged/crated in a commercial kennel or boarding facility for boarding.
I currently own and have five dogs. I have managed owning and caring for this many for a number of years along side my family. They are all extremely sweet, friendly and intelligent. They love to "give kisses" and show affection. They love receiving attention from everybody! All my dogs are very well socialized and are use to meeting new dogs often, due to the fact I am a pet care service provider and do this for a living. All my dogs are up to date on all vaccinations, are all extremely healthy and disease free. So you don't need to worry about your pup getting sick and coming home with kennel cough. They are all neutered and spayed (except my new puppy Petunia). My dogs are not aggressive and have never had any negative experiences meeting new dogs. I have a 16 year old female Havanese named, Skittles (she is deaf and unfortunately will not be with us much longer due to her age and declining health), a 10 year old male Labradoodle named, Mookie, a 6 year old male Yorkie named, Snickers, a 1 year old male Dachshund puppy named, Oscar Mayer and lastly, a 5 month old female English Bulldog puppy named, Petunia (we didn't go looking for a new dog, she found us and on March 20, 2017 she officially became a part of our family). Out of my five dogs, your pup will have a friend and companion he/she can relate to during his/her stay.
I provide a wide range of services. Services include but are not limited to the following: I provide Dog Walking
services, home visits consisting of drop by/check in/potty breaks and daily pet care (feeding, walking, letting out, socializing and play) for busy working owners, daily day care at my home, overnight boarding services at my home, overnight pet sitting services at owner's home, bathing and grooming services which consist of bath, shampoo, blow dry, brushing & fragrance (dog perfume or cologne), ear cleaning, teeth brushing & oral cleaning, nail clipping, trimming & pedicures and flea & tick preventive treatment applications (can be done during a boarding or day care reservation upon request), pet taxi/transportation services for your pet (pick up and drop off to and from boarding and day care available upon request), dog training of basic commands/acceptable behaviors and puppy housebreaking/potty training (can also be done during a boarding or day care reservation upon request) and I also provide trips to the local dog park, vet appointments and etc. for busy owners who are unable to go and take their pups themselves. I now offer a few new services. One is named, Friday Fundays, which is in addition to regular day care at my home or a service solely by its self. Every Friday of the week, I offer my guest pups the option to go on a new adventure and fun scheduled outing that day to do something fun, exciting and different from normal routine. Guest pups will have the chance to go swimming, hiking and exploring and will be able to visit dog friendly beaches, lakes, parks, dog parks and etc. Scheduled activities and outings will be based upon the number of clients each day and the owners' preferences. This service must be requested in addition to regular day care or solely by itself. I am also now offering my chicken and beef flavored frozen treat pops and dog treat goodie bags which consist of chews, bone, dental sticks and various tasty dog treats! You can request and order either of these goodies and they'll be ready for you to take home at the time of pick up. I offer other services such as hourly play time sessions (1-2 hours), pet photography and dog birthday parties as well.
If you are interested in a service that is not mentioned above, message me directly and I can send you a custom quote.
DAY CARE (day care all day in my home) - $30.00/day per dog
(overnight boarding in my home) - $40.00/night per dog (includes the entire day before's day care and overnight stay in overnight boarding rate)
CAT BOARDING (overnight boarding in my home) - $20.00/day per cat
PET BOARDING (small animal/caged critter overnight boarding in my home) - $5.00-$10.00/day per pet (price to be determined by pet type and details of care)
PET SITTING (overnight pet sitting in pet owner's home) - $50.00/night per dog (includes one day time or afternoon home visit and must be able to leave and return during day time hours)
HOME VISITS (pet care visit to pet owners home) - $25.00/visit per dog (depends on location and commute)
on leash only) - $15.00/30 minute walk per dog or $30.00/hour walk per dog (service performed in my home in addition to day care or boarding or by itself at owner's home with a maximum commute of 10 miles)
PET TAXI/TRANSPORTATION SERVICES (pick up and drop off) - $15.00/one-way per dog or $30.00/round trip per dog (depends on location and commute)
FRIDAY FUNDAYS (fun scheduled outing and new adventure) - $20.00/day per dog (in addition to regular day care service or by itself)
BATHING/GROOMING (everything but hair cutting) - Bath, Shampoo, Blow Dry, Brushing & Fragrance Application (dog perfume or cologne) for $15.00 per dog, Nail Trimming, Clipping & Pedicure (nail polish is optional and must be requested) for $12.00 per dog, Ear Cleaning for $5.00 per dog, Teeth Brushing & Oral Cleaning for $5.00 per dog, Body Paint, Art & Design for $5.00 per dog and Flea & Tick Preventive Treatment Applications (application treatments or collars) for $20.00-$60.00 per dog (price depends on brand and application method used).
TRAINING (basic commands, good manners, good behavior and/or housebreaking) - $40.00/hour per dog (housebreaking and training can be done during a boarding reservation for a discounted rate)
MEET-AND-GREETS (free 30 minute consultation in my home or at owner's home) - FREE
DOG TREAT GOODIE BAGS (dog treat goodie bags consist of chews, bone, dental sticks and various tasty dog treats) - VARIETY PACK $5.00/bag per dog & DENTAL THEME $6.00/bag per dog
FROZEN CHICKEN AND BEEF FLAVORED TREAT POPS (frozen paw shaped treat pops) - $5.00/dozen (batch of 12 frozen treat pops) Request and order either of these goodies and they'll be ready for you at pick up!
PET PHOTOGRAPHY (custom printed photo album) - $25.00/photo album per dog (service can be done during a boarding reservation or solely by itself)
DOG BIRTHDAY PARTIES (event planner and rental) - $50.00-$100.00/party per birthday dog (price is determined by duration of time & effort, party location, number of guests, requested activities to be provided & preformed, edible dog birthday cake, decorations & balloons, dog treat goodie bags and/or dog toy guest favors, dog treat buffet display table and rental options of my equipment, tables, chairs, activities, dog agility course, ball pit, kiddie pool, dog sprinkler games, dog toys, outdoor tether tug, dog treat puzzles & interactive games)
PLAY TIME SESSIONS (hourly play time sessions) - 1 HOUR PLAY $5.00/hour per dog & 2 HOUR PLAY $10.00/2 hours per dog (1-2 hour durations only)
Custom quotes are available upon request for clients seeking regular pet care service weekly and a long term relationship.
MONTHLY SPECIALS: 10% DISCOUNT OFF ALL Dog Boarding
RESERVATIONS! PLEASE CONTACT DIRECTLY FOR PROMO DETAILS! LIMITED TIME OFFER.
Hours of Operation: (Reservation Duration)
DAY CARE - Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
CAT BOARDING - Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
PET BOARDING (SMALL ANIMAL/CAGED CRITTER) - Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
PET SITTING - Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM (Only if I do not have boarding reservations during the requested dates and I may leave and return during day time hours!)
HOME VISITS - Monday through Sunday: 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
- Monday through Sunday: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
PET TAXI/TRANSPORTATION SERVICES - Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
FRIDAY FUNDAYS - Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
GROOMING - Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
TRAINING - Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
MEET-AND-GREETS - Monday through Sunday: Schedule By Appointment Only (30 Minute Duration)
DOG TREAT GOODIE BAGS - Monday through Sunday: Made To Order Only
FROZEN CHICKEN AND BEEF FLAVORED TREAT POPS - Monday through Sunday: Made To Order Only
PET PHOTOGRAPHY - Monday through Sunday: Made To Order Only
DOG BIRTHDAY PARTIES - Saturday through Sunday: Schedule By Reservation Only
PLAY TIME SESSIONS - Monday through Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM (Schedule By Reservation Only, 1-2 Hour Durations Only)
Friendly Reminder: For all boarding reservations, please remember to separately book a day care reservation for the last day of a boarding reservation if you require day care for the last day and plan to pick up after 7:00 AM! You have until 10:00 PM to pick up your pup from day care on the last day of the reservation upon doing so. If not, please pick up by 7:00 AM on the morning of the last day of the boarding reservation and the additional fee of $30.00 for day care for the last day will be waived and you will not be charged. Other sites use a 24 hour policy. However, my system is slightly different. My daily boarding duration is 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM and not based on initial drop off/pick up times. For all boarding overnight stays, I include the entire day before's day care and the overnight stay in my overnight boarding rate of $40.00/night per dog. Please see example outlined below.
EXAMPLE: 3 Nights/4 Days 1 Dog
Duration: 7:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Rate: $40.00/night per dog
Service: Day Care
Duration: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Rate: $30.00/day per dog
PICKING UP BY 7:00 AM ON LAST DAY OF BOARDING RESERVATION:
3 Nights x $40.00 (boarding rate) = $120.00
PICKING UP AFTER 7:00 AM ON LAST DAY OF BOARDING RESERVATION:
3 Nights x $40.00 (boarding rate) 1 Day (last day) x $30.00 (day care rate) = $150.00
Meet-and-Greets and Prior To Booking:
I encourage new guests and owners to have a meet-and-greet with me at my home before booking. However, I understand that is not always possible and owners may need to make a last minute reservation. To be more accommodating, I do accept same day reservations and last minute bookings online without a meet-and-greet beforehand. Upon meeting for the first time or at our meet-and-greet, I will ask that you sign an agreement and fill out a couple of forms regarding your pet's medical history, behavior and the details of care. I will ask that you provide proof of updated medical and vaccination records for your pup beforehand. Please submit your vaccination records prior to meeting, especially if you require a meet-and-greet with my dogs in my home. I also ask that all guest pups have flea and tick preventive treatment applied prior to arrival to prevent pups from contracting fleas and ticks during outdoor play time sessions. You may physically bring a copy of the updated vaccination records with you to our meet-and-greet or at drop off, you can e-mail me a copy or send me a picture of the records through text message prior, whichever is more convenient for you. During our meet-and-greet, we will talk to get to know one another a little bit, discuss the details of your pet's care, view my home and I will slowly introduce my dogs to yours, one by one. This way you can get a better feel of how the stay will go to help put your mind at ease and see if it's a good fit. The location of our meet-and-greet depends on where pet care service will be preformed (my home or pet owner's home). For Dog Walking
, home visits, pet taxi/transportation services and/or overnight pet sitting services, meet-and-greets are normally held in the pet owner's home. For safety reasons, although not ideal, your dog will remain leashed during the entire meet-and-greet in my home .
Please submit updated vaccination records of your dog(s) receiving all of the following:
1. DISTEMPER (DHPP, DA2PP, DA2PP-C OR DA2PP-L)
These vaccinations can help to protect your pup from the following diseases:
1. DISTEMPER: (DHPP, DA2PP, DA2PP-C OR DA2PP-L)
- D = Canine Distemper Virus
- H = Hepatitis (Adenovirus-1 & Adenovirus-2)
- A2 = Adenovirus-2
- P = Parvovirus
- P = Parainfluenza
- C = Coronavirus
- L = Leptospirosis
- Bordetella Bronchiseptica (AKA Kennel Cough)
However, I will still accept and take on guest dogs that do not have proof of vaccinations and are not up to date on their shots. If your pup isn't up to date on his/her vaccinations then this means there will be restrictions during the reservation. They will not be allowed to be around, socialize or interact with my dogs and/or any other guest pups in my care. It will not be a problem or issue keeping one pup separated from others comfortably. I have a split-level style home which has plenty of room. I have two living rooms connected and separated by a French door which can be used to section off the spaces. They will also be walked (on leash) separately to relieve themselves instead of being permitted to use the backyard.
Details of Care, Expectations and FAQs:
I have no issue following any certain schedule or routine that your pup has become use to and is comfortable with. All aspects of daily care and boarding are up to you and I have no issue following any set of instructions. You decide the walking/exercise amount and times, type of food and feeding times, sleeping arrangements and any other details of care, etc. You provide and bring all essential needed items for your pet's care and stay with me. Example: collar with tags, leash, harness, food, bowls, treats, toys, freshly washed dog bed, freshly washed blanket/bedding, crate/play pen and any medications if needed, etc. I provide the pet care service and loving home! Also, please note that having your per around my dogs is optional and it is up to you to decide how much social interaction between them is best for your pet or if it's none at all. I live in a single family home that is a split level style house, approximately 1,838 square feet and sits on 0.25 of an acre of property. I have a large backyard that is completely fenced, that has a deck, patio and in ground swimming pool. I have a pet friendly home and I allow my dogs on the furniture in my home (mostly because my dogs do not shed and it was an easier decision to make because of this). If your dog does shed, I have no issue with them laying and sitting on the furniture as well. If your pup is not allowed on furniture in your home, please notify and inform me of this, so that I may keep to this training and follow your preferences. I like to avoid sending guest pups home with new learned bad behaviors and habits. Guest dogs will have the run of the house, as they would if they were at home. Guest pups will sleep where ever they want and where they normally do at home, whether that be in bed, on the couch, in a dog bed or on the floor, etc. If I have multiple guest pups during the same time frame for boarding, I will crate guest pups at night only and all guest pups will be fed separately to avoid fights, aggression and incidents from occurring. I own a total of ten dog crates and have twelve dog beds for guest pups to use during their stay with me. The crates I own range in size from XL to S. Guest pups will be crated according to size and availability, with the largest and most spacious crate as first choice. All crates have water bottles and food bowls attached and connected to them inside. I'm always fully stocked up on dog supplies, toys, food and treats. If you happen to forget something, don't worry because I most likely have it! Anti-anxiety supplements and treatments are available and can be provided to guest pups that are uneasy, nervous, anxious and/or on edge. I have claiming aids and thunder jackets available when needed. You will be happy to know that I have a large backyard which is completely fenced in and locked securely via lock and key. Your pup will have plenty of room to run around and play. I always accompany guest pups outside in the backyard for the entire time to supervise and monitor activity to avoid escapes and incidents. As an additional safety precaution, I also have my guest pups wear dog tags with my personal contact information. You can expect your dog to receive frequent bathroom breaks throughout the day. I like to let out my own dogs every 1-2 hours during the day. I have a dedicated area in my backyard for pups to do their business which is marked by a pheromone-infused yard stake by Simple Solution named, "Pee Post Outdoor Training Aid". There is an endless supply of fresh water available to pups inside and outside while playing. Your pup will never be left alone indoors for more than 1-2 hours. I only leave home when needed, to provide pet care service to other clients, run a quick errand or go to the store. I always have family members to help supervise and provide care for guest dogs in my absence. As an additional safety precaution, I have two Momentum Wi-Fi cameras set up to monitor my home and the backyard from my iPhone, if ever needed. In the summer, my heated in ground pool is open for use. My dogs love to go swimming and take dips into the pool to cool off. Guest pups will only be permitted to swim upon approval from owner and under my supervision. In the off seasons, my pool is securely closed and covered. I have a solid cover that is bolted down to the concrete and you can even walk across it without issue. As of this year, I now have a temporary fence perimeter (snow fence) installed around the pool area to keep dogs off the pool cover. In addition to outdoor play time in the backyard, you can expect your pet to be walked at least once a day around my neighborhood. This daily walk is free and included in the reservation. Additional walks may be provided upon request for an additional fee. There is also a local dog park near my house just a short commute away in East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Guest pups will only take trips to the local dog park if requested and/or approved by the owner. You can expect your pup to be spoiled with lots of love, attention and affection. You can also expect your pup to have tons of fun and be spoiled with dog treats, chews, peanut butter, bones and cookies! I also like to send my clients daily updates on how their pup is doing and how everything is going throughout the stay via text message and picture updates. I usually take my daily update pictures during afternoon outdoor play time because I find the lighting and picture quality to be better. It is also easier to take action shots and pictures of your pup playing and interacting with another pup. During outdoor play time, pups can run around and play, socialize and interact with other friendly pups, go swimming in my in ground pool in the summer season, relax and lounge on outdoor cot style dog beds and cooling pads, splash around in my kiddie pool, try out the doggie agility course, play in my ball pit, try out my dog treat puzzles/interactive games and/or play with various dog toys and balls available. I also have a play pen and dog gazebo available for young puppies, smaller dogs and/or shy pups to use when needed. While transporting dogs and performing pet taxi services, all dogs are safely secured using dog car seat belts. I want to provide all my clients with the peace of mind that their pup is in good hands, in a safe home and is being well cared for just like they are my own pup if not better. Most of us work very hard all year long and when it's finally time to take a well-deserved vacation, I believe everything should go smoothly and without issue or worry. I provide the pet care service that I would like to receive for my own dogs if I was away. My goal is to always provide exceptional pet care service to my clients and guest pups. Every guest pup is instantly treated as if they are part of the family. It's a family affair and we love having the guest dogs stay with us!
Credentials and References:
My resume, references, recommendations, safety plan, proof of pet care service insurance are available upon request. If you would like to speak with any of my past clients, please message me and I will forward you my references. I also have pet care service profiles listed on Rover, DogVacay & Care. Check them out if you would like to read any of my 50 5 star pet care service reviews. Check out the Maggie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding official website, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter. I have completed the certified background checks through A Place For Rover (Rover) and Dog Vacay, Inc. (DogVacay) I am also a notary public in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Maggie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding is fully insured and all pet care service reservations are covered via premium pet care service insurance. I am a member of The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and Pet Owners Association, as well as an active member in the pet care community. I achieved and was awarded the Animal Business Certificate from Middlesex County College in March 2017. I have successfully completed the online training course Rover101 offered by Rover. I also have completed the online training courses offered by Dog Vacay, Inc. through their Dog Vacay University as well. I am a graduate of Course 101, Course 102 and have successfully completed the online web training program. I am pet CPR/First-Aid certified and have a past background in nursing, healthcare and the medical field. I am experienced in administering oral medication and injections. I have experience in providing additional care for puppies, special needs dogs and elderly dogs. I have cared for multiple puppies, special needs pups and senior dogs in the past. I have a 16 year old female Havanese. She is deaf, requires daily medication, has a difficult time walking, vertigo, balance/coordination issues and difficult time eating. This is where most of my experience caring for elderly dogs derives from, in addition to my experience caring for senior/special needs clients in the past. I have raised, trained and cared for every single one of my own dogs from the time they were puppies throughout adulthood. I'm proud to say I'm the daughter of a police officer and that my father is a retired Lt. of the East Brunswick Police Department after 28 years of service.
If interested in my services offered, please contact me directly for assistance and I look forward to speaking with you! If you have any questions or concerns, that were not mentioned or addressed in my detailed profile above, please message me and I'd be more than happy to answer. Check out the new Maggie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding official website, Facebook page and Instagram account for more pictures of my home, my pups and all my past clients!