I have been involved with dogs all my life. I have owned and bred dachshunds for 30 years and have shown dachshunds since the 1970s. I have also been involved with dog obedience putting dogs though obedience classes. I continue to show dachshunds and am and have been on a number of dog related committees promoting good dog ownership and care. I am a past President of DogsNT, the umbrella for all dog sports in the NT.
I have owned 4 to 6 dogs at all times, dachshunds, whippets and mini schnauzers. We have a large rural property with spacious well fenced lawned and shaded areas divided into two sections to accommodate the dogs .. we can separate bitches in season or naughty dogs!
At night the dogs sleep inside in air conditioning in our bedroom. We have a set up to accommodate all their specific needs. Boarders also sleep in our bedroom. It is a large room! We also bring the dogs inside for cool spells and when there are storms during the day.
We are a retired couple so at least one of us is home almost 99% of the time. My husband is a professional groomer and we both have a good basic knowledge of veterinary care.
We understand dogs needs .. love, care, exercise, good food, attention, grooming and lots of cuddles!
Melissa's home is the ultimate resort holiday for pets with a beautiful yard, loads of room and friends to play with, even pools to cool off in, and Melissa herself is like a dog whisperer. She is so in tune with animals, and treated our little girl so we'll. Wouldn't hesitate a second to bring India back
We left patch with Melissa for 4nights cannot say how happy we were with the care.we left an energetic pup and got back an equally happy energetic pup-will definitely use this service again stress free
Many years with dogs have taught basic veterinary care, dog obedience and dog psychology. My husband is a professional groomer.
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