I have been dog sitting for 5+ years. I have also done cat sitting as well. I have had a dog for the past 11 years now. I have also owned many fish and many rodents. I have had a chinchilla for the past 2 years now. I have worked with up to 6 dogs at one time for my friend's family. I also dog sit for a family who only adopts and fosters rescues so I have experience with dogs who have little trust and need love and patience.