Deogi (not the exotic name it looks, just D-O-G!) is an 18 month old pit bull. I’ll say it — the breed has more than its share of well-publicized incidences, but you can’t but wonder whether it really is a breed issue or a training issue. These owners had a lot of experience with large dogs that needed a very firm hand, and because of their rigorous work with him, Deogi was a really loving little boy we were able to pet sit.
Now there may be something about pit bulls and other dogs, and for that reason alone we’re glad the owners chose us for in home pet sitting as a dog boarding alternative for the little guy. He’s still a young boy and very excited about everything, but with their diligent work, he had already established great relationships with a number of other dogs on the block, as well as kids and adults of all ages.
Deogi loves playing with the dog next door, a black lab, and we tried to find as many opportunities as possible to give them both play time (with the help and cooperation of really terrific neighbors, of course!). We were a little worried at first that the neighbors’ three year old boy would jump on both dogs in the middle of their tussling, but, as they say, a good time was had by all!
Most endearing about Deogi was his cuddling — this little guy wants to be with his “pack,” even slept with us (or on us) at night. Trust me, there’s nothing quite like waking up with a pit’s muzzle smacked up against your forehead, snoring like the angel he is! 🙂
We are really grateful we have the opportunity, and can provide a service, many dogs need when their owners are away for extended periods. In home pet sitting (at prices very competitive with kennels) is a perfect dog boarding alternative for many dogs (and cats) for whom kennels are just not a good option.