Hi! My name is Annaleah, I am a dog lover who works from home part-time and I have no dog of my own (yet) in Belgium. I live in Nethen, Grez-Doiceau (about 20-25 minutes from Leuven) with my Belgian partner Simon and we both absolutely love animals, especially dogs. We recently moved here from Leuven to have a larger
house, closer to nature and perfect for dogs :) the house has a very large and has a huge fully fenced garden, perfect for doggy playtime! I primarily do home-boarding for dogs and welcome any requests!
About me: I am originally from the U.S. where I grew up with dogs, so I have experience raising and training two dogs happily. I miss my dog Riley everyday, she is a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier who remains in the U.S. with my parents. Without a dog here of my own, I love to help care for any dogs around in need of walking and companionship while their owners are away. I came to Leuven for my Master's degree and decided to stay, so I have been here for almost 4 years now and am familiar with the area (I understand/speak basic Dutch - and am now beginning to learn basic French!)
What I Offer: Dog walking, doggy daycare, home dog boarding and house/pet sitting, cat sitting
I love to go for walks and runs, play games outside and be active, especially when the weather is nice and with a dog by my side. My new place in Nethen is a three minute walk to an entrance the Meerdal forest - with great trails for hiking and dog walking. With a large fenced garden and a house surrounded by forest and farmland, it is perfect place for dogs who love to spend time outside or are used to a garden at thier home. With me, you can be sure your dog will get plenty of exercise, play-time, rest and cuddles to suit their needs and personality. The photos in my profile show views of the garden, and farms and forest around the house.
I am reliable, have a very flexible schedule during the weekdays, and can always be contacted. During normal working hours I am free to walk dogs, visit them at your home for walks/feeding or act as a day-time and overnight dog sitter. I have experience cat sitting and taking care of my grandparent's cats as well, and can provide this too. And I am also more than comfortable with playful puppies and dogs of all different personalities and sizes. I am familiar with puppy/dog training techniques and can provide lots of exercise and play-time too. I have experience with very shy, easily scared dogs as well as with super active jumpers/runners and playful bitters - all dogs are unique and all are welcome!
I am available for longer overnight sitting during these holidays, for those who want to go on vacation or need to leave home short notice: contact me and I would love to have a meet and greet with your dog(s) and then care from them either at your own home or mine. If you entrust me with your dog's care - I will happily send you regular updates with photos during the duration of your dog's stay.
Contact me anytime - I am very flexible and will get back to you as soon as possible. I look forward to getting to know the dogs in the neighboorhood and I am always free for a meet and greets first!
Absolutely a perfect sitter, Perla was so happy to stay with Annaleah that she was almost sorry to come back home!!!
As they say "a tired dog is a happy dog'....and our boy came back exhausted :-)
I would highly recommend using Annaleah and Simon. The (huge) outside space is a perfect playground for any dogs!
Would definitely book again soon :-)
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