Originally from New York City, my name is Kwen and I have a wealth of experience with dogs. In NYC I worked at a dog daycare caring for up to 40+ dogs at once (but on my favorite days, there were only 10.) After a couple of years cuddling dogs and a few cats there, I became a full time dog walker working for an independant business. Working face to face with clients helped me learn the best way to care for pets and to adapt my clients needs. My goal as a dog walker is to exhaust your pets with running, playing and a bit of training so that you can spend more time cuddling them or petting them rest while you focus on your day.
In my career, I've worked with puppies, older dogs who require a gentle walk, sick and injured animals, as well as pets with behavioral issues. I am capable of training them on walks as well as basic commands and forms of play. I can handle large and small dogs, with no price difference for size, and I am capable of de-escalating any potential fights instigated by socially aggressive animals.
I am happy to walk dogs solo or in a group for 30 mins or for a slightly higher price, an hour, it is always fun for them to have a walking buddy! My home visits last 30 minutes also.
During dog sits, I usually spend the entire day at home and outside with your pet and I am happy to spend the night as well, whether it is playing, cuddling, or spoiling them with massages and treats. I can deliver medication orally with treats or, if absolutely necessary, hand to mouth. I have walked animals with broken limbs, and cleaned up after highly anxious dogs as well (in this particular case, the injured dog seemed to suffer from PTSD). At the dog daycare in new york we often socialized rescue dogs from natural disasters, so I am happy to take as much time as is needed to coax any shy pets out of their crates and sit with them until they are comfortable.
I live in the city center, so for dog walks I often visit parks as well as dog parks to give your pup the chance to explore and indulge his senses. I am available in the morning and afternoons, though my evenings are usually occupied. Weekends and holidays are fair game.
Kwen did a fantastic job of taking care of my two dogs while I was away. When I returned, they were both very calm and content, always a sign that they were well cared for. The apartment was in great shape, and Kwen was very good about sending updates without overdoing it. I highly recommend her and hope to work with her again soon.
Kwen was wonderful with my cats: fun, playful, flexible and caring! She was very conscientious and took care of not only my cats but also my home. Look forward to seeing her again!
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