Suzi, Owner /
Homeward Hounds Pet Sitting
Hi I'm Suzi, your pet sitter, and here's my "Tail..."
Several years ago I was planning a much needed vacation and like many multiple pet owners had no clue how I was going to find a place that would accommodate my 6 dogs, let alone afford the cost. I cringed at the thought of abandoning my babies for a week at a kennel where they would be cooped up for hours on end in a tiny little run on cold cement floors.
I carefully selected the nicest kennel with the best reputation and off I went into the sunset…that is until the owner called me 10 minutes after dropping off my dogs. Silly Tilly, my scruffy mutt apparently “flipped out,” was growling at the employees and refused to come out from under the front desk. $100 dollars later and an emergency phone call to my vet, Tilly was given a potent tranquilizer and off she went into her tiny run for the week. A week later I was handed a bill twice the cost of my airfare and hotel combined and my dogs were a mess! They were stressed out, smelly and hoarse from nonstop barking. My bulldog Wally had puncture wounds all over his head and neck, something the owner apparently never noticed…off we went to the vet where I shelled out an unexpected $300 for Wally’s care.
I decided then and there that there that my dogs would never go to a kennel again! I’d rather let my dogs stay home where they were most comfortable. If I was willing to pay for that peace of mind, surely others would too. With that idea and my lifelong love of animals…Homeward Hounds Pet Sitting was born and I have never looked back!
I am a self proclaimed dog fanatic and animal lover! I am extremely enthusiastic and passionate about my work and I treat each and every animal that I care for as if it were one of my very own. I have over 15 years of experience working with dogs, I am the proud owner of 6 scruffy mutts and I am Veterinarian recommended. I am also the former owner of both Camp Bow Wow® and Casa Canine, both overnight dog boarding and doggy daycare facilities, so I have extensive experience running busy kennels. I consider myself extremely lucky to have found my calling in life because I LOVE working with animals, and my wonderful loyal customers are PAWsitively great as well!"