My 6-year-old dog is my world. I leash trained her to walk by my side, sit, shake & wait by the tub when she is called for bath time. We go hiking, jogging, walking & kayaking together & I always give her endless love ( of course ). Although I currently have a dog, I grew up with three cats, two fish and worked with horses. I would treat your animals like my own and would love to care for yours when needed.