Home Away From Home
Sonja's furry clients.
Hi, I'm Sonja!
I have had dogs all my life and recently my mate Merlin passed away after 16 years. Tzaddi, the 'puppy' misses him a lot and instead of gettting another dog I decided to mind dogs on regular basis. I have been minding friends dogs. Tzaddi is a very placid dog and loves to play. We have a large backyard which is totally secure with lots of shaded areas.
Dogs love it here, heaps of room to play all sorts of games. My vege garden got wrecked, so I moved it to the front of the house.
I study and have a small business going, hence I am home a lot. They learn very quickly that 'knocking' on the door will either let them in or out. On hot, rainy or stormy days the dogs are mainly inside.
I have 3 cats who disappear on high grounds for a day or so when a new dog comes, but chill relativley quickly. We have had dogs who got a bit too excited about the cats, but the house is big enough to separte them.
I treat your dog as my own and follow instructions to minimise separation anxiety, walking, brushing, playing, etc. We haven't had a sad dog here.
I have been therapeutic youth worker, hence caring for others is important for me. My cats came to work with me for animal therapy, so they are used to many different situations.