My 150 #er and my 5 #er need Love when I'm gone
I take a few 3 day weekends for short trips a year and one 10-15 day vacation a year. I have a 145# Greater Swiss Mountain Dog named Dexter that is very sweet and a 5 #chihuahua named Cricket that's the boss but very sweet dog unlike most her breed. Both healthy and well mannered. My best friend has always pet sat them but she now added another dog to her family and I am afraid this will now be to much for her. I am a veterinarian and I have always referred to boarding as jail time. I have never boarded my dogs in a facility and hope I never have to. I take them both to work with me so they are not left alone much. They are well socialized and love people and other dogs. Everybody gravitates towards Dexter because he is such a nice happy guy. Then Cricket will come and say pet me. Dexter is huge so some people can be intimidated, but he is actually a guffy dog. He will bark when there is a knock at the door. And he may bark when you come in, but he won't attack you as it is all a front. He is 100% friendly.
Our Home & Location
Home is located in the East Bay of San Francisco 15 minutes from Livermore Wine Country and 35 minutes from the City of San Francisco. Napa Valley is about an hour away.
Responsibilities & Pets
Feeding large dog 3 times a day and small dog twice with not a strict schedule. Walk dogs once a day if possible. Dexter is a giant breed so feeding 3 times a day protects him from ever bloating. This breed tends to have tommy upsets when they are hungry. He is also not a common breed and everyone asks if he is a Saint Bernard or a mix. He is actually a full bred dog with papers. He has many ribbons from when he did Dog Shows. Now, at 5, he is neutered and no longer showing. I do have an automatic feeder for when I can't make it home for lunch. It works great and dinner can be done late. So I do leave them home alone sometimes when I have to be gone for the entire day and I'm not working.