Cathy & Mike Bobal said on Nov 1, 2014 10:23 AM
Where to start...I used to say "how in the world could people allow a dog to control their life, I would never be like that". Well the old saying..Never say Never. I brought home an adorable 9 week old female Shih Tzu, we named Zoey, who not only controls our life but is our life...our little girl who is now 3.5 years old had never been away from us. So, when we found ourselves having to travel out of town and unable to take Zoey with us I was panicking to say the least. That is until an employee of ours said he had found a terrific dog sitter and his 2 "kids" were well cared for while he was away. We set up a meet and greet with Linda and met her family along with Ringo their very friendly dog. When we left I felt so relieved that we had found someone that would take good care of Zoey and also allow our "spoiled one" to sleep in bed with her. Linda's house is spotless with the perfect setting for any size dog, I refer to it as "Doggy Heaven". We live in a condo so Zoey does not get to run around off leash, while at Linda's she can enjoy the outdoors in their beautiful fenced in yard, and also gets to play with her new friends she has met while staying with Linda, which is another thing she never gets to do.I liked Linda's rules for which dogs she will take into her home, being spayed or neutered, on a flea and tick regiment and finally our dog had to get along well with other animals. All which put my mind at ease again because it insures me Zoey is also safe while in Linda's care. Linda sent us daily text with updates and pictures which put our minds at ease, seeing Zoey was definitely making herself at home. Since Zoey's first time at Linda's we had to go out of town on business, only this time I had to take Zoey to the vet the same day I was to drop her at Linda's. Zoey was suffering from gastroaronitis, meaning special food and medicine 2x a day when sick. I felt so relieved that Zoey was going to Linda's house because I 100% knew she would get the same care as if she was with me. Our little girl lets you know when she is not comfortable somewhere, she will shake and want held the whole time. When I pulled up to drop Zoey off the first time she was relaxed, the second time she was excited pulling me towards Linda's front door like " yippee, let the fun begin". And from the pictures Linda sent my husband and I wondered if Zoey even missed us. So THANKS to Linda and her family for taking such good care of our little girl. Without a doubt it's her new HOME away from home.