Alison J

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Hi! My name is Alison. I'm offering dog day &/or night care in your home, only, at this time. I just moved to the lovely city of Chehalis & I'm looking for new dog clients. A few months ago, my beloved dog child passed away. I'm not sharing this with you, so that you feel bad for me, but rather to share with you my experience & my love for dogs. The attached photo is of my darling dog in his cute giraffe costume, taken last year for Halloween. I was a dedicated & faithful dog parent for 9 years, starting from puppyhood. He was a Chihuahua/toy fox terrier & the absolute Love of my life. I'm very sad without him. During my dog's life, I did absolutely everything possible to ensure that he was completely safe, at all times, & that he was happy. I did my best to create the most well-rounded & happy dog life, for him. I brought him with me, whenever I possibly could. Three examples of places I took my dog, that I feel enriched his life, include trips to Cannon Beach (he loved to play in the sand), hikes & brisk trail walks, & social interactions w/ family, friends, & other dogs (including his cousin dog, an amazing black lab). I worked as a Veterinary Assistant during the summer, while attending Washington State University. I am going to share 3 emergency situations that I have experienced in my life, as a dog parent. The first, is when my dog got stung by a bee near his neck area. His face & neck began swelling in a fast & excessive fashion. I was so frightened that his throat was going to swell & that he would become unable to breathe. He was on the floor of my car not moving very much, acting strange, probably in shock. I drove, in a safe & very timely fashion, to the nearby 24hr emergency animal clinic & went in. No one was there. Then, I drove to a nearby animal hospital & they were able to see him. I found out that Chihuahuas are extremely allergic to bee stings. They gave him an injection & monitored him for 4 hours. I had to give him oral Benadryl for a week. The second story is when my dog wiggled out of his harness next to a very busy street (he did this on several different occasions). He was not one to come when I would call his name, so this was very scary for me. I found out that if I stayed very calm, picked up the harness & attached it back on, he wouldn't even know it had come off. I had to make sure I did not startle him or make any sudden movements or noises, or he might have started running, possibly into a busy lane of traffic. The third story is when my dog was a puppy. I was with him on my back porch that was completely enclosed with a wood fence with very small holes. I studied it very thoroughly to make sure that he absolutely, without a doubt, could not fit his little body through. I pay a lot of attention to detail. Well, to my great amazement, he managed to squeeze his little body through. I completely stopped breathing, from shock. I have never put on a pair of shoes so fast, in all of my life. I went running out my front door & running down the street after him. It was a very busy street, & I had seen several people drive alarmingly fast during the previous days. He was such a small puppy & I know he would have been hard to see while driving a car. I'm sure that was the most fast I had run in my life, but I'm happy to say I rescued my puppy that day. I have also thoroughly cleansed & assessed minor skin wounds on dogs to make sure these wounds did not get infected. I have experience giving subcutaneous injections, when working as a Veterinary Assistant. I have been working as a nurse for 6 years & before that, a nursing assistant. I have passed a recent background check, done by my most recent employer. Much of the skills & experience I have gained in school & in work experience (as a nurse) can be applied to animals, not just people. :-) Recently, I made the decision to leave the job that I had. It was a lovely job & I enjoyed my time there. I have decided to pursue other career interests & passions, one of them being my great love of dogs. I have been a faithful & dedicated child sponsor for 6 years (ongoing) to a sweet & amazing little girl who lives in Africa, through World Vision. She just recently moved out of the sponsorship area, so sadly, my sponsorship with her, has ended. I plan to pick out a new child sponsor, as soon as my finances become stable, again. I absolutely love being a child sponsor. I had the amazing opportunity to write her letters & to know that I was helping her with her healthcare, nutrition, & an opportunity to go to school. My support also went to assist her grandmother & other members of her community, which is even better. I also have a tradition of purchasing a Christmas present for a child in need, during the holidays. Usually, I like to pick Children's Hospital, but I have entertained different options, as well. In my 9 years as a dog parent, I realize that I didn't go on any airplanes, at all. One of the main reasons is because I was very hesitant to leave my dog child with anyone. I was very protective & I don't trust, easily. I hope that the information I have provided for you has helped you to get to know me better & helped you to feel comfortable. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I would luv to hear from you. You can message or call me any day, including Sat. & Sun., 9am-7pm. If I don't answer, please feel free to leave a message & I will get back to you soon. Have a wonderful day! I am accepting dog clients of all sizes. Of course, we will still be going on walks, as long as your dog is up for this. :-) I have experience with large dogs, as well. :-)

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