If it is a first-time stay for your dog, I will schedule a pre-stay meet and greet with you and your dog so I can learn your dog’s routine, activities, interests, any special needs, and your preferences in case of illness or emergency.
I will need a copy of your dog’s vaccination records from your veterinarian. Required vaccinations: Rabies, distemper, parvovirus and bordetella. Bordetella must have been given no more than six months and no less than two weeks prior to your dog’s arrival.
Please contact me by email or cell (505 670 3623) to schedule a pre-stay meeting or to schedule your dog’s day stay, the more advance notice the better.
Things to bring
Bed, collar, tags, any medication and food, if your dog will be staying for meal times. Tags must include your dog’s identification and contact information, city animal license, and proof of rabies vaccination. I try to keep your dog’s things safe, but a house of dogs is a house filled with curiosity. Please do not bring anything you don’t want to lose.
Running late? Please let me know if you need to change your pick up or drop off time as soon as possible.
If it is okay with you, I may take your dog to the dog park or places about town. While we are away from home, I put a second identification tag and a bell on your dog.
Example day with the Dog Lady
Activities will depend on drop-off and pick-up times and the weather.
- Morning: A short walk or hike; free-time to play, nap, or rest
- Midday: A walk at the dog park, a car ride for errands, or a visit to the coffee house
- Late afternoon: Free-time to play, nap, or rest
- Evening: Dinner, a short walk or play in the courtyard