Special needs ◆ Trusted overnight care ◆ Professional trainer's home
Leaving your dog when vacationing can be so stressful. Oh how I feel your pain. I've been there so many times. When a dog has special behavior needs, having limited boarding options adds even more worry to the already-stressful travel process.
Dogs with special needs – and their humans – deserve stress-free vacations too. That's why I offer trusted, overnight care for reactive dogs, fearful or shy dogs, anxious dogs, dogs with separation-related issues, senior dogs, and dogs with other special needs.
Your dog will be a VIP guest in my home and be treated like royalty. Although training is not part of VIP Boarding, being cared for by a professional trainer and behavior consultant can be tremendously beneficial for dogs with special needs. Cuddles are unlimited, training is not included.
HOW IT WORKS
After you complete the intake form below, I'll get in touch about booking the boarding assessment at my home (located in 60646). During this meeting, we will discuss in detail your dog's behavior history and needs while I observe your dog's comfort level. Your dog will have an opportunity to explore my home and build positive associations with me. We will decide together if a stay would be a good fit, and if so, book the planned stay or a trial stay.
Trial Stay for Some Dogs
In some cases, a trial stay ahead of your planned stay might be necessary to make sure your dog is comfortable in my home. We will determine at the assessment meeting whether a trial stay is needed, and how long it should be.
Your dog will live in my home, be treated like royalty, and have fun! Each stay includes memory foam dog beds, fuzzy blankets, couches, human beds, enrichment opportunities, play and games, peaceful walks if appropriate, and unlimited cuddles and smooches. I'll send photos, videos, and text updates throughout the stay.
This meeting is approximately one hour
Fee is based on specific needs
Additional fees apply for holiday weeks
$150 per day
For dogs with separation anxiety or who are uncomfortable with strangers, please make sure to read the first two FAQs here.