Nine Yards Pet Services
Hello, I'm Lydia, owner of Nine Yards Pet Services!
My background with dogs and other animals is extensive. Growing up with a zoo of pets (from birds and reptiles to dogs and cats!) at all times sparked my desire to work with animals. During high school I worked in a grooming shop as a bather, and eventually graduated from the University of New England with a 4 year BS degree in Animal Behavior (2013). During college, I completed an internship at a dog training studio where I learned positive reinforcement training techniques for puppies, bully breeds, and agility dogs (to name a few niches) and also assisted in hosting agility competitions.
I completed an animal massage therapy program at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy and received my certification in November of 2018. The benefits of this holistic care practice are outlined in depth on my website.
As the company name suggests, we go above and beyond with every walk/visit/massage/sitting job!
-In icy/snowy/salty conditions, we always use rubber socks (that are made for dogs) to prevent frostbite and salt burns (we have 3 different sizes, and have never had a pup that wouldn't walk normally with them after the initial "dog with flippers" gait wears off).
-We offer off leash pack hikes (small packs) for dogs, and each dog gets a cell tower powered GPS tracker collar, so that in the event that your pup decides to have a real field trip, we can track his/her exact location in real time, even if they run off to China (really, they work worldwide).
-When you commit to sending your pup off to multiple hikes, he/she will get their very own customized hiking vest!
-If the weather is wet, we won't return a soggy dog to you!
-We only use our own homemade organic dog treats.
We're obsessed with animals and helping them live their BEST life. We can't wait to take care of your pets!!
If you're curious, here's a list of animals that we have a lot of experience with: dogs, cats, parakeets, parrots, green anoles, tortoises, painted turtles, bearded dragons, crested geckos, iguanas, tree frogs, pacman frogs, tropical fish, saltwater fish, guinea pigs, mice, rats, hamsters, ducks, chickens, and rabbits.