I like to make pets happy. I provide exercise, care, and sincere affection.
I also like to make pet owners happy. I provide peace of mind and great customer service.
Happy pets and happy owners equal emptier shelters. It’s how I help strengthen my community.
I’ve cared for a variety of domestic pets for over 30 years. Some for a fee, many for free, all with the objective of giving them as much love and respect as possible.
I’ve cared for them in all stages, from birth to end of life. Each one made me a better human.
How can I help you and your pet today?
Healthy pets are happier pets, so exercise and mental enrichment are key.
Animals succeed through the use of positive reinforcement rather than punishment.
The good habits pets learn are tools they can use for as long as they live.
Observation and reflection bring new ideas and chances for learning.
5-Star Wag ratings
Pairs of shoes
When the Cats Are Away
Arrive to work
Walker wears mask, sanitizes hands and supplies. Phone is cleaned, battery charged. GPS, apps, and camera used for work purposes. Walker secures keys and or codes on-person for the duration of the walk. ETA texts provided upon request.
Secure All pets
Walker tightens loose collars or harnesses if necessary and checks for damage or wear. Spare leashes and collars (no prong, choke, or e-collars used) available. For transport: pets secured in backseat of vehicle. Radio is off or plays soothing sounds. Dual climate-control set for maximum comfort. Phone in hands-free mode.
Do the Duty
Walker moves at a moderate pace, adjusted for each pet’s age or health. Walks are not as much measured in distance as quality of walk. Playtime includes pet toys, practicing basic training commands, or maybe scent-work and mental enrichment games. All pets get rest and/or water breaks as needed. Drop-ins, car trips, or early morning bookings encouraged during hotter months.
Return safely home
Masks worn in owner’s home or building. Hands are clean. Pets get a last drink and/or treat before crating or leaving. Walker cleans up as necessary, locks all crates and doors, returns keys, and disposes of pet waste (if unable to do so while away from home). Includes text summary and photo record of visit.
- 30-Min walk
- Force-free direction and care
- 1-2 Dogs per walk
- 7 Days per week
- 365 Days per year
- Services Confidential & secure
- 30-min drop-in
- Includes exercise and play
- 1 or more pets
- 7 Days per week
- 365 Days per year
- Bonded and insured
- 60-min transport
- 1-2 pets per trip
- Multiple stops ok
- 2-way trips no prob
- Rear seat harness clips
- All vehicles insured
“Leah has been helping our family for over a year now! She is always punctual, kind, and responsive. She has always been flexible with us when we need her last minute. We have her over at least once a week, but usually two to three times. We would highly recommend her!”
“Leah is incredible! She took care of my two cats while I was away for 3 days. It was my first trip away after being new to the area, making me nervous to leave them, but Leah made it so much easier. She took great care of the cats, making sure they had everything they needed. And she sent me updates every day. Leah really made all of the difference and I couldn’t recommend her more. I am so glad to have met her and I know the cats will look forward to her visit in the future! Thanks, Leah!”
“I can’t thank Leah enough. Not only does she take my dog on a sniffing adventure, she gives great suggestions on how to improve dog morale and interactions as my dog isn’t the greatest at socializing. A very hard worker who genuinely cares.”
“”Thank you so much for the wonderful update! It makes my day to know he is in such good hands.
“She did an excellent job!”
Why Canine Migration?
No criminal record. Clean driving record. If you would like to run a check, I recommend First Advantage.* They are top in the industry, offer flexible pricing and packages, are the most comprehensive and thorough, and they have excellent customer service.
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Lifelong learner. AA, AS, BA. Currently pursuing AAS. Red Cross Online First Aid certificate. I am not a pet trainer, but I follow R+ training principles and science that advocates force-free, animal training and handling.
No dog parks. No off-leash. No headphones. No prong, choke, or e-collars. Walk areas are pre-checked. Lock boxes zeroed out. Covid-19 tested. Covid-19 precautions in place. Car-safety restraints. Sensitive social media posting: no personal info. No info sold to 3rd parties. Services confidential. Grain free treats upon request. Filtered water.
Also no vaping or alcohol.
I do have a weakness for pizza.
Above and beyond is the standard. Gaining a pet’s trust ensures they’ll have a positive experience. Extra care and patience helps build your pet’s confidence and achieve balance.