I have had dogs as pets for almost 40 years, and my own children grew up alongside our dogs. They are truly part of my family, as we brought two with us when we were living in Thailand.
Besides my own dogs, I have also spent much time taking care of our canine friends at volunteer organizations such as SPCA, Noah's Ark and Animal Lovers League in Singapore, and the Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand. I am an experienced dog handler, having crossed the paths and touched the lives of hundreds of dogs.
We adopted our current dog, Cupcake, a Singapore Special, from the SOSD shelter after our two elderly dogs passed away. My wife and three children are all dog lovers, and together, we provide a fun and loving environment for all canine guests.
I am semi-retired and mainly work from home, a terrace house in a tranquil location not far from Serangoon Garden. Nearby are several nice parks for the neighbourhood children and dogs to frolic around.
Daycare dogs enjoy 1 - 2 walks per day, while boarders enjoy 2 - 3 walks per day. Regular walks will last 30 - 60 minutes per session. For dogs who require more rigorous exercise, by special request, I can also take them to big fields as well as Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park for longer walks of 1 - 2 hours.
Duration for home visits will depend on the pet owners' home location, surrounding and specific requirements, but should be no less than 1 hour per visit.
Pet owners are expected to provide regular food items, information regarding known allergies and any medicinal instructions to ensure the comfort and safety of their pets. Bedding, blanket, toys and other comfort objects are also welcome to ease the pain of separation anxiety.
I have experience with dogs at all stages of life, from puppies of a few months to senior citizens close to the end of their second decade.
If owners are amenable, I can also help with minor behavior corrections and diet improvements as part of my holistic services.
Calvin is an experienced dog sitter. He and his wife cared for my unruly dog so well! My dog is reactive to other dogs but they knew what to do and he was always safe. I had many photo updates of his excursions and it was nice to see him happy. He had so many long walks to beautiful fields too. You can tell they really have a heart for their furry guests. The place is so clean and the dogs live indoors with them as family members.
Don’t let the lack of reviews fool you. Calvin is simply new on this app but his expertise is top notch. I hope I can still get a slot with him next time once his popularity on this app picks up which is sure to happen 😜
How lucky we were to find Calvin! Cotton, our Japanese Spitz, is definitely a handful due to several behavioural challenges he has but Calvin took it all in his stride. He communicates clearly, sets expectations well and is incredibly reliable. Most of all, it’s immediately obvious how much he loves and cares for dogs- his patience and willingness to listen to Cotton’s needs was evident throughout. He also sent us regular updates with detailed thoughts and advice on Cotton’s behaviour! Your furry friends are in excellent hands with Calvin and his family and we would highly recommend him!
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