Can I become one of your professional dog sitters? Is my dog a good fit for a Campover in one of your professional Sitter homes? What are the standards I can expect to find consistent in all of your Sitter homes?How much advance notice do you need for my dog to come on a Campover? Are there any extra costs for walks or administering medications? Can I make a reservation if I am not in your part of Colorado at present? What forms of payment do you accept?What if my dog needs veterinary care in my absence? How do I get updates on my dog's well-being while I'm out of town? Can I become one of your professional dog sitters?
We'd love to hear of your interest! Our sitters are home much of the day and each cares for one or two carefully-screened dogs at a time. Please read through our website and get a sense of our culture of dog care. Our safety standards are very high, so our Sitters need to be detail-oriented good communicators who truly love dogs; who enjoy learning new things to better themselves as professionals. We seek that exceptional doglover with the best of references and judgment, of home environments indoors and out, time to spend with the dogs and long-term interest in being with us for years. Please share our website or phone number with someone you think may be of the caliber and qualifications we are seeking. You can go to the "Becoming a Dog Sitter" page to fill out the Inquiry form. We will contact you to follow up within 48 hours. Is my dog a good fit for a Campover in one of your professional Sitter homes?
Our loving homes are a great fit for a socialized, spayed or neutered dog who is potty-trained, continent of bowels and bladder, who can settle down in a home environment where the heart AND the body are served with tender loving care. We are unable to board dogs who are habitual barkers, dogs with any infectious conditions that could put other Camp dogs at risk, or dogs with aggressive or destructive behaviors toward people, property or other pets. We cannot board highly dominant dogs who act out, escape artists, or dogs with any history of climbing, jumping or digging out from under fences. It is of the utmost importance to us that your dog is as happy at Camp as you are away from home. What are the standards I can expect to find consistent in all of your Sitter homes?
Your dog will be lovingly cared for as a family member while you travel, in a home environment that far exceeds our state licensing standards. Camp dogs sleep in living rooms and bedrooms, not concrete runs and take part by day in the lives of the household members with walks and plenty of play time, or gentle TLC for the old timers. Our mission is to make your dog's Campover as FUN and memorable as is humanly possible. At Canine Campovers we are all diehard doglovers with professional standards of care, safe homes and yards, and a lot of love to give. Every dog's needs are different to some degree and your written instructions for your dog's care will guide us, as well as your own dog's diet from home being fed.
Dogs are all indoors or have free access to the indoors at any time the Sitter leaves the home. Sitters commit to being away from home no more than five hours at a time. None of our sitters work full-time jobs away from home. How much advance notice do you need for my dog to come on a Campover?
Sometimes we'll have space on less than a week's notice but we usually have more options with a month or two of notice. Some times of year are much busier than others.
Please contact us as soon as you know your travel dates, or call us now to just talk about your dog. Holidays, school spring breaks and mid-June to mid-August fill up fastest. You and your dog make a Meet-n-Greet visit to your Sitter before a reservation is confirmed, so you can rest assured you approve of the sitter and the home environment.
Are there any extra costs for walks or administering medications?
Your dog will be loved, walked, fed and cared for per your instructions at the current daily rate. Simple meds or supplements do not cost extra to administer. More complex regimens of meds, insulin injections, food prep or other special care usually cost $4 extra per day. Can I make a reservation if I am not in your part of Colorado at present?
A Meet-n-Greet visit to your Sitter's home is vital at the time of reservation. It is as important to us as it is to you that our match is the right one, and you know your dog best. We can only reserve a spot for a dog who is available to do a Meet-n-Greet visit at the time of reservation.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, verifiable personal checks and PayPal if you have a credit card. What if my dog needs veterinary care in my absence?
We keep your vet's contact information permanently on file, just in case. When possible we will use your vet and when possible have the vet bill you directly for your dog's care. If your vet is some distance from your Sitter's home or if an after-hours emergency should arise, each of our Sitters knows which emergency clinic is closest to their home. It is important that you share with us the details of your dog's medical history and present needs, even if they have conditions that infrequently occur. Examples include seizures, occasional ear/eye infections, digestive or bladder disturbances with the wrong treats, allergic flares or lameness that comes on only with vigorous exercise. How do I get updates on my dog's well-being while I'm out of town?
You can call your Sitter directly to check in on Fido between 8am and 9pm Mountain Time. Your sitter is likely to send a picture or two and an update by email if you have access to yours while traveling.