Ashby and Stella (the cutest floofs and best of friends)
Hi there - my fianceé and I have two lovely dogs who melt our hearts everyday. They are the cutest together and love to make new human and dog friends. We have to occasionally travel for work or have busy schedules that don't match up to allow one of us to take care of the girls. We do enjoy getting away for the occasional trip without the floofs so we are looking for a sitter who can take great care of our girls and give them plenty of love and playtime!
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Our Home & Location
We live in an amazing, newly renovated building called the Wayfarer in Marina del Rey that is right next to Mother's Beach. Our 1 bedroom/ 1 bath apartment (~850 sqft) has central AC, entirely new major appliances, and an amazing porch overlooking a cute courtyard with views of awesome boats coming in and out of the marina. Enjoy a lovely cup of coffee or a Nespresso on our porch while enjoying a cool breeze from the water.
The apartment also has in-unit washer dryer with a spacious bathroom with a shower + tub. We have a 60" mounted Smart TV with an Apple TV that is connected to our high-speed internets so you can enjoy watching any of your favorite shows or movies. Enjoy an open kitchen layout with a counter and bar stools that offers views out to across the living room to the porch....
The building itself offers hammocks to lounge in just outside our porch, a pool + hot tub with grills in another courtyard, and tennis courts for any resident to use. There is unlimited guest parking in the garage basement for your to safely park your car and leave it there for the duration of your stay. Outside the building, you can easily walk around the Marina to enjoy the amazing boats nearby or grab a bite to eat at a local favorite like Killer Shrimp. At night, you can clearly hear the local seals barking nearby. http://www.livewayfarer.com + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
We have two dogs who love to make new friends: Stella (6 year old cockapoo, female) and Ashby (10 month old Bernese Mountain Dog, female)
General Routine: for the pups, they are used to 2 meals a day and at least 3 walks a day. Breakfast is first thing in the morning, but before breakfast, Ashby gets a quick potty break before eating since she's still a puppy. Once they finish their food, they then they each get a 15 minute walk. Since Ashby is still a puppy learning good leash behavior, we walk them separately. We always ensure they have a big bowl of clean, fresh water along with their breakfast and throughout the day....
At breakfast, Ashby also gets 2 fish oil pills, which we give to her with peanut butter, and 1 dasuquin supplement (it's like a treat she will eat by itself). I usually give Stella some peanut butter in the AM as well as a treat and to prevent any food guarding in the future. Stella can sometimes be picky with eating, so I usually crumble up the freeze dried chicken treats we have and mix it up in her food. At dinner, Ashby just gets her kibble and Stella gets her kibble with the chicken crumbles.
Feeding amounts (same amount at both breakfast and dinner): Ashby - 2.5 cups, Stella - 1 scoop (the cups/ scoopers will be in the kibble containers)
Walks/ Exercise: they each get 3 walks a day for at least 15 minutes. Ashby has a lot of energy at her age, so we take extra care to play with her a lot in the apartment. We don't let her off leash in the courtyard because and please no dog parks. Once ashby gets excited, Stella usually wants to jump on in and they will even play together. They love to play tug-o-war with the the squirrel and trout toys.
Left Alone: Stella can be left alone anywhere in the apartment, but we still crate Ashby. Ashby can be fine alone in the crate for up to 5 hours while Stella can be alone in the apartment for up to 8 hours (as long as she's walked before you leave her). + More info