Every now and again, you just get lucky in life. That's how we felt when we found Debbie's TLC.
We had never used a dog walker, or pet sitter, before, so we were really nervous at first. Luckily, we regularly attended our local dog park (every day at lunch) and would run into this woman who had a group of pups that she would watch each day. You would see them jump out of her car one by one and run straight for the the dog park gate. During the hour long play time she would play fetch, chase them around, love on each dog, and tend to their every need. She would make sure that each dog had the same amount of attention and would keep each of them out of harms way when other dogs came into the park that were aggressive or did not get along with one of her dogs.
After regularly attending the dog park and getting to know this dog walker, I soon realized how truly amazing she really was. My dog, Tenlee, and I would then meet Debbie and her playgroup each day. All the dogs were regulars so they became a little pack. Tenlee would get a hop in her step as we would walk closer to the park and her tail would wag incessantly. It wasn't until the first time, we had to leave our Tenlee for a work trip that I truly realized how amazing Debbie really was.
Like any other puppy owner, I asked all of the typical questions. Would our baby be safe? Could we trust her to keep her from running out the front door? Would we feel comfortable giving her a key to our house? After the first visit, Debbie texted me numerous times telling me how well Tenlee was doing and even included photos and a video of her playing with the other dogs! Ever since then, I can always rely on Debbie to treat my baby as if it was her own. Three years later, we added another addition to our family, baby Bella, a hyperactive boxer. Being a puppy, I was concerned about leaving her for the first time, but knew she would be safe in Debbie's hands. Soon Bella adapted to the routine that her sister had been doing for so many years and she learned how amazing playgroup really was.
Now, we cannot live without our Miss Debbie! She truly has a gift and loves each and every animal she watches, and they love her just as much back. Whenever we say her name (Miss Debbie) both Tenlee and Bella's ears perk up and they immediately run for the door. When we see her walking other dogs around our neighborhood, the girls tails can't stop wagging and they quickly pull their leashes and practically drag me to her so they can shower her in kisses. She truly is their favorite human.
Debbie walks them, helps train them, and has one of her well trusted helpers stay overnight at our house when we go away. We know we can always trust Debbie to keep our babies safe, happy and healthy which is such a relief when you are away. She is always accommodating and tries to do everything to meet your and your baby's needs.
We thank our lucky stars every day for Debbie. She is truly a blessing. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their pet sitter / dog walker.