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Ash

Woofs And Whiskers Wanted

Leuven
13 times favorited
5 recurring guests
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Black lab mix Billie Jean
Usually responds within few hours
1w ago
Last activity
<4h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
12 EUR for each additional pet
27 EUR
/night
All services and rates

Unavailable

Ash is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Ash

Hello all! We are currently not booking any requests for homestays (boarding) through Fall and Winter as we are figuring out our plans.

Apologies for this temporary inconvenience! We'll post updated availability in late September.

Greetings! My name is Ash. I moved to Belgium from the United States just this winter, to join my Belgian spouse. We are in our 30s, and are both working from home for the foreseeable future. This means I get to spend my days with my pup Billie Jean, exploring the great outdoors and of course, snuggling inside to watch football these days!

I have been an animal lover from day one, growing up with cats and a dog. Ten years ago I began fostering dogs in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I lived at the time. In those ten years I fostered 15 different dogs, and helped them find permanent homes. I've worked on a farm in Costa Rica caring for horses, nigerian goats, a rambunctious pack of dogs, and an amazing tiny jungle cat named Solomon. In Denver, Colorado I volunteered with an animal-assisted therapy center caring for horses, goats, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and rats. I've helped to raise chickens, and interned with a birds-of-prey rehabilitation center near Portland, Maine, where I worked with owls, hawks, songbirds, vultures, porcupines, opposums, and baby squirrels. I haven't met an animal I didn't adore. Besides mosquitoes, if I'm being honest.

We like to adventure to dog parks and hike around the outskirts of Leuven, with our trusty car and mud-proof back seat cover. We're also excellent at staying low-key and snuggling for those who prefer a slower pace of life. Having a car makes it quick and easy to zoom over to house visits and be rapidly responsive in case of any emergency.

If you are considering boarding with us, Billie Jean gets along easiest with dogs smaller than herself, but her best friend in the US was a black lab twice her size, so meet-and-greets can always be arranged to make sure your dog seems like they would feel comfortable in our home. We live in a large, ground floor apartment, with many doors to open or close, depending on the needs of different pets. They could have their own bedroom if it is helpful! We have a big grassy backyard and a fenced-in patio to lounge in when the weather isn't so hot. My husband also works from home and adores animals, and I have seen him looking at the cat shelter websites lately so we may soon add a member to our family! All pets are welcome to sleep in our bed, the sofa, the armchair, any of the furniture, but we'll also abide by your rules if they are different.

I am patient and comfortable in working with different dog dynamics and general pet anxieties. I will ensure that your pet is feeling as safe and secure as is possible while you are away, whether this is on a walk, seeking out and giving love and attention to shy kitties in their own homes (or not, if instructed!), or creating a cozy space for them as part of the family in our home. We provide doggy daycare, dog boarding, and I do dog walking and home visits.

I speak English, and my husband speaks English, Flemish, and French.

Thank you!

Ash's services

At the sitter's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
12 EUR for each additional pet
27 EUR
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
8 EUR for each additional pet
18 EUR
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
5 EUR for each additional pet
15 EUR
/walk
One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
15 EUR
/day
Two home visits a day
Two drop-in visits for your pet
20 EUR
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
25 EUR
/night

Ash also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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Dog Boarding
Sofie, 2021-11-24

Our dog stayed with Ash for 4 nights. She kept us up to date with daily videos and pictures, and was always available in case of questions. When picking our dog back up, he seemed super excited to be there and was not jumping at the opportunity to leave the place - on the contrary, seemed like he wanted to stay a bit longer! Which, in the end, is the biggest sign of great animal care possible. I would therefore highly recommend Ash as a pet sitter for anyone looking for a worry-free getaway and will happily make use of her service again in the future.

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Doggy Day Care
Tove, 2021-10-21

Always so good with my little nervous dog!

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Availability

Ash's Pets

Billie Jean
Black lab mix

About Ash's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male

Ash's home

An apartment
A large outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
City park, Country side & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Dutch
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

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Ash

Ash

Woofs And Whiskers Wanted

Leuven
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
12 EUR for each additional pet
27 EUR
/night
All services and rates

Unavailable

Ash is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards
Doggy day care and dog walks always have flexible cancellation policy: Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards. No refund is possible after the booking has started.

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