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About Got Dogs

Hello & Thanks for inquiring about Got Dogs, a Truckee/North Lake Tahoe based pet care service, specializing in dogs.

My name is Dena, I'd like to tell you a little background about my pet history. I was raised with German Shepards we had at least 2 in our house at all times. The 1st pet, of my own, was a parakeet, then I had a collard lizard, after that a ferret, and finally when I was 19 I got my own dog, a lab mix named Nesta, she has passed now.

She had a litter and I kept my second dog Shakti. Who is now almost 12. I have also adopted my brother's pitbull mix Tigger. He fell into some hard times and was no longer able to care for his dogs. I have also been rotating the past few years with my family's male and female shepards, Biggie & Bella.

I started the pet sitting business in 2007. I love meeting new people and their dogs. It's the best job I could ever imagine. Having to walk dogs, play with dogs, cuddle with dogs. It doesn't get much better then that.

When I got Tigger she was very hard to manage. She hadn't been socialized properly. That's when I got into dog training. Which came in very handy when I had to start taking care of the shepards. I didn't realize at first how much fun it would be, as well as how much hard work. There is so much to learn. I've been studying animal behavior and animal psychology. As well as attending dog shows and training classes. I got a dipolma through Penn Foster. I'm also working on voluteer hours with the Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club. My dog Shakti just recieved her CGC Canine Good Citizen and she can now work in hospitals and with disabled people.

There are so many different fields you can get involved in with dog training. Guide dogs, hearing, therapy, seizure, police work, search and rescue, show dogs, agility competition, hunting, you can even train dogs to be movie stars. They're such smart little friends. To understand there potential is amazing.

Now don't get the wrong idea, that all I want to work with is dogs. That's not the case. I love all pets. I will be happy to take care of anything from cats, horses, lizards, goats, birds, fish or what ever you have. I will take as good as care of them as I would my own babies. I have local references available. I can meet any schedule or situation needed. I'm always able to work with your budget, I have several employees that are experienced with pets, and of course, I have four wheel drive for winter and back road conditions. Please consider Got Dogs for your pet care needs.

We are now offering more then just pet care, check out the link to handy man/personal errand services.

I support Truckee Humane Society, Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club, ASPCA and Pet Sitters International.