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Loretta C.

Part-Time pet sitter , Bethesda, MD
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hourly rate
$ 15 - 45
experience
6 yrs
Has Transportation
Willing to travel 15 mi

Meet Loretta

I have been an adoption counselor for over five years with a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats called Friends for Life.
I had two cats who lived to ripe old ages, and currently have three dogs. I've fostered pit mixes, a Chow, a cocker spaniel, a rottweiler, a doberman, a beagle/basset, etc. Nobody thought I could foster and give up the dog, but I was able to do it. As a foster mom, you do the one thing you don't want to do, and that is socialize your dog so that it can leave you to go to a nice family. I'd be lying if I said it isn't hard, but you have to do what...
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I have been an adoption counselor for over five years with a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats called Friends for Life.
I had two cats who lived to ripe old ages, and currently have three dogs. I've fostered pit mixes, a Chow, a cocker spaniel, a rottweiler, a doberman, a beagle/basset, etc. Nobody thought I could foster and give up the dog, but I was able to do it. As a foster mom, you do the one thing you don't want to do, and that is socialize your dog so that it can leave you to go to a nice family. I'd be lying if I said it isn't hard, but you have to do what is best for the animal. It is up to the foster mom to decide if the people/person interested in the foster dog are a good fit. This is where the counseling comes in. I have been in the sales industry for over 20 years and can read people fairly well. Hence, I would qualify the potential adopters by asking loads of questions, and observing their commitment. I had to say "no" a couple of times, but that goes with the territory. References are available upon request.

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Experience

Provides services for - Dogs
Provides services for - Cats
Services
Pet Sitting/walking
Daily Feeding
Administration of Medicine
Pet Transportation
Overnight Sitting
Dog Training
House Sitting
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval
Watering Plants

Education

Wittenberg University

1989
Other Qualifications, Certifications and Credentials
I had private training lessons, was an adoption counselor and foster mom for a no-kill shelter for eight years until it closed. My background includes both dogs and cats and their medicinal needs, including shots.
Languages
English

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Average User Rating: Out of 1 Review
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Sarah T. says:
Loretta is one of the most kindhearted people I have ever met and my dog thinks he's on vacation too when he goes to her house. She has three other dogs that love to play, they just run around, out to the backyard and have a great time together. I could tell she gave my pup lots of love and treats during his stay. I don't think he missed me at all, I would leave him with her anytime I have to go out of town. More
Posted: 08:25 PM, Dec 15, 2009
Loretta C. responds:
I just read your rave review! I only wish I'd received such kudos when I was doing stand-up and theatre. Your dog, Yogi, is a joy and incredibly well behaved. He puts our dogs to shame:)
He is welcome anytime and don't forget our play dates. By the way, he's learned how to fold laundry. Is Yogi available Wednesdays? I promise to pay his Social Security Tax, get him some health insurance, and reward him with...
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Availability

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Early Morning6am-9am
Late Morning9am-12pm
Early Afternoon12pm-3pm
Late Afternoon3pm-6pm
Early Evening6pm-9pm
Late Evening9pm-12am
Overnight12am-6am
Loretta is available for: Part-Time
Loretta is available on short notice (Backup Care)
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