Lucy – a dog boarding guest from Georgetown, Ontario
I have this one, very memorable dog that always goes by the name of Lucy. She is three years old, and has been frequently visiting me ever since she was just under a year old. So naturally, I feel as if she is part of the family. I can honestly say that I’ve never quite met a dog like her, and its hard to put into words why. She is a black Great Dane, so obviously shes a gigantic dog. She can reach over the counter table without even jumping. But what makes her different from all the other dogs in the world is her unique personality and character. She is always so anxious to see me again, and when her owners pull into my driveway, she can’t wait to get out of the car to give me hugs and kisses. The thing that really makes me laugh is despite her size, She acts as if shes a tiny little poodle. She sleeps in the tiniest bed that i have, even though her owners bring her a giant mattress for her. Whats even funnier, is when I’m sitting on the couch, she comes up to me, and just jumps right into my arms. This is normal for any dog, but it just looks hilarious when its a gigantic great Dane that comes up to me sits on my lap.
Zeus – a dog boarding guest from Etobicoke, Ontario
Zeus is one of the regulars to our dog boarding from Etobicoke, ON, and comes to stay with me very often. He is a Yorkie mix, and he is a very special doggy that needs a lot of love. Not everyone could take care for Zeus, he is a puppy with many needs. When I wake up every morning, hes already pumped raring to go for a walk. The funny thing is, is that he is one of the only dogs that I know that prefer to walk with a leash, where as most dogs would love to just run around. But not Zeus, he just loves my company when we walk. After the walk I have to start cooking his special meal. He has a very special diet, so I always wake up a little early just to cook for him. He also has many allergies, so I always have to keep him in sight and keep my eye on him. I also have to give him a needle fairly often to ensure that his allergies don’t trouble him. Needless to say, it takes a lot of work to take care of him, and not everyone could do it. I love taking care of him, and look forward to each of his visits.
Quincy and Mia – dog boarding guests from Etobicoke, ON
Quincy (poodle king charles spaniel mix) and Mia (poodle cocker spaniel mix) are always welcome to our dog boarding facility, every single time that I get an email explaining that they are coming over to stay with me, I get bursts of joy. When their owners, come pulling into my driveway, I can clearly see how Mia and Quincy are jumping everywhere in the car out of excitement to see me again. The owners always tell me that when Mia and Quincy return back to their home in Etobicoke, ON from my house, that the dogs run everywhere in the house in hopes of finding me there. I couldn’t help but smile when they also told me that Quincy and Mia actually miss me when they are back home. Even though they are the same breed and come from the same family, Quincy and Mia are every different from each other. Mia is very shy, timid, but is very affectionate and loves to be around people. Quincy on the other hand isn’t shy all, and extremely playful. He can not live without his ball, he’ll come running up to me with it in his mouth wanting to play for hours. I absolutely love these dogs, and they mean so much to me. They are a joy to have around and its the days that they are with me that make my profession so rewarding.
Shelby – Dog boarding guest from Georgetown, ON
Shelby is White Labrador from Georgetown who’s personality makes her another unforgettable puppy. She was born with Luzatin Patella on both of her back legs ( knee caps not sitting properly on the femurs and the knee caps would frequently move around causing her to constantly limp). She also has hip dysplasia (25%) on her left side. Her right hip is fine. She had her first knee surgery at one year and second knee surgery at two years of age. ( Shelby has $5000.00 legs!) Her nees are now fine and she is not on any medication. However, she can tire easily on walks ( especially in the heat) and will sit down for a minute or so until she feels “good to go” A little coaxing with a small piece of cookie gets her up! She is used to being walked for 45 mins to 1 hour per day. Shelby’s promblems with her legs has thankfully never ever stopped her from playing or running around. Shes actually rather energetic and doesn’t always just sit around. Unlike most dogs, she doesn’t. Her owners love taking her to me when they go out on vacations because they say that when Shelby is with me, she is a totally different dog. They said that their dog never listens to anyone better than me.
Buster – Dog boarding guest from Georgetown, ON
Buster is a very delightful puppy. He comes to our dog boarding facility from Georgetown, Ontario. There are a few things that I notice right away when I see him that just make me smile. He is pretty much a tiny fluff ball, he has so much fur that you cant even tell where his tail and head are. The very second i even see buster he just makes me want to pet him. He instantly starts wagging his tail in delight, and hops up and down with his tiny tongue hanging out. He has a favourite toy that he loves to play with. Its a little a stuffed ant, and he could play catch with it all day. When you actually throw the ant, Buster sprints as fast as he can, and jumps to get the ant. Even though Buster is an amazing dog now, there were a couple of things i had to teach buster to make him who he is today. When i first met him, he was a little shy towards the other dogs. So I had to help him communicate with the other dogs, and got him to be a little more playful and he gets more involved when other dogs are playing.