About Got Dogs
Hello & Thanks for inquiring about Got Dogs, a Truckee based pet care service, specializing in dogs.
Also servicing North Lake Tahoe for an additional fee.
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. The love of my life, who passed away in Sept 2013. A few days later I got pregnant with my son Rhythm. The new love of my life. I have adopted my brother's terrier mix Tigger, who is now 11 and recently diagnosed with bone tumors. So sad watching them get old and eventually pass on. I also had my parents German Shepards Biggie & Bella staying here after my Dad passed away.
I started the pet sitting business in 2007. I love meeting new people and their dogs. So many of my clients throughout the years have become friends of mine. It's the best job I could ever imagine. Having to walk dogs, play with dogs, and cuddle with dogs. It doesn't get much better than that. And having a job I can bring my son along for the ride. He just loves it and fits into the routine very easily.
At one point I started to offer dog training. I took a class and received my diploma. I thought that was the direction I was going to take Got Dogs. In the years I was studying and taking the training course, the daily walks and pet sitting was picking up. I started taking out large play groups every day. Up to 6 dogs! They would all have so much fun. I tried to maintain the dog training I was studying animal behavior and animal psychology. As well as attending dog shows and training classes. I also volunteered at Truckee Meadows Dog Training Club. My dog Shakti received her CGC Canine Good Citizen and was able to work in hospitals and with disabled people. With the pet sitting and daily walks becoming so successful I decided to eliminate dog training from my business. However, I keep the knowledge that I’ve learned and would be happy to share any tips with my clients. I have also eliminated the large groups, being too much with a baby.
I now do walks of 1-3 at a time. Pet/house sitting, I can stop by a few times a day or spend the night, which ever you prefer. Bath & Brush only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. My husband now offers handyman services to my clients, he is a skilled carpenter with references. And personal errands are offered 7 days a week.
I have lots of local references available. I can meet any schedule or situation needed. I'm always able to work with your budget, I have several assistants that are experienced with pets, and of course, I have four wheel drive for winter and back road conditions.
Keep in mind, I love all pets. I will be happy to take care of anything from cats, horses, lizards, goats, birds, fish or whatever you have. I will take as good as care of them as I would my own babies. Please consider Got Dogs for your pet care needs.
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Member of Pet Sitters International
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