A bit about me;
Hi, I'm Mikaela and I LOVE everything about dogs. I have grown up with dogs all my life from Rottweiler's to Yorkshire Terriers, I am currently completing a course in running a pet business which includes: recognizing medical abnormalities in dogs, understanding the behavior of pet dogs, and an introduction to professional dog care. My long time goal is to create my own business in the care of and boarding of dogs. Due to my studies and having an upbringing being surrounded by dogs I already have a lot of experience with the daily and long term needs of dogs and know that each dog has specific needs and is each as unique as the stars.
I am living in Carrigaline, only a 20-minute drive from Cork City. There are two vets less than 5 minutes from my home and a pets shop only a 5-minute walk away from me. There is a dog park a short 10-minute walk away, where there are a number of playful and friendly dogs and owners. At certain times there are little or no dogs if your dog prefers an unbothered walk. The dog park is paved but also has a field area with a stream if your dog prefers a softer surface for those paws and joints. I am also within less than a 10 - 15 minutes drive from beaches and forests for those more adventurous dogs.
What I provide;
For a Day Care service I provide short and or long walks, whichever your dog preferes, and plenty of play and cuddles. If your dog has toys that they like to play with at home it would be great if you could pop them into a bag so that your dog and I can have a stronger bonding time with the toys they are familiar with. Your dog can be both indoors and outdoors with water and a sleeping area provided in both locations. If you think your dog would be more comfortable in their own bed please bring it along too.
For Overnight Stays your dog will benefit from all the Day Care services along with a bed for the night. Your dog will sleep inside, unless otherwise specified, where they can sleep either in their own bed from home or one provided by myself. I do not provide food as I am aware different dogs have specific diets but if your dogs preferred food is bagged and labled, amount and times to be given, I would be more than happy to take care of the feeding for you.
If your dog is on any medication, oral or through syringe I can administer any medicine they may require.
An insight into my home;
I’m living in a dormer bungalow, but don't panic your dog won't need to worry about climbing any stairs. The house is just off a road but is completely secure with large gates and surrounding hedges and trees. There is a large garden that is accessible by both steps and a ramp where your pup can run and play for as long as they please.
I do have two dogs myself who will be present at the house at all times as well as a cat who comes and goes. All of my pets are very welcoming and would love the excitement of having another friend around the house. If your dog prefers to be left alone it is possible for me to separate them from my own pets but I can not promise 100% separation for the entirety of the visit. For overnights your dog will sleep without any other animals around but if your dog suffers from any separation anxiety or gets destressed I do have the facility to stay in the same room that your dog sleeps in. At feeding times your dog will eat separately to my own to avoid any misunderstandings between either pups.
My presence around the dog;
I will be at the house for the full time your dog stays with me. I am currently studying from home so am available to tend to any want or need they may have.They certainly won't go lonely.
Thank you for taking an interest in my profile and I would be only delighted to have the honour of taking care of your beloved pup.
This was my first time using Pawshake, I came across Mikaela who is located in carrigaline and is very conveniently located. She responded to my enquiry within 20 mins and we arranged a meet and greet for that evening.
Mikaela was very accommodating as I needed someone to look after buddy the next day and it was short notice.
I introduced buddy to Mikaela and her own dogs and they got on very well.
Mikaela has a nice size, secure space to accommodate buddy so I had no problem leaving him there the next day. When I collected buddy he almost didn’t want to come home so that’s always a good sign.
I would definitely recommend Mikaela and I will use her to look after buddy again in the near future.
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