Hi, I'm Nicole. I started a dog walking/ pet sitting business in Madison 10 years ago and started offering boarding shortly after for some fabulous clients who wanted their pup around someone the entire time they were gone. (Not just for visits or overnight) We bought 9 acres in the country for the dogs because this is my passion! We strive to provide individual attention and care for every dog and not be another of those "commercial kennels." We have limited space and for a reason! We want your dog to feel at home when they come visit us for their dog vacation.
A little history on my animal experience:
I started out fostering animals thru a local rescue for many years. I fostered over 120 animals and gained so much knowledge it has been incredible.
I have loved animals since I was young but my first animal was a wonderful dog adopted from the humane society. His name was Lou. Lou probably provided me with more experience with animal care than one would think any animal could. It began with having to house train a very timid dog. He knew no basic skills. He didn't know how to climb stairs or even eat his dog food. Lou was also an epileptic and had grand mal seizures. Lou's seizures were finally controlled and he turned out to be a very happy outgoing dog.
After a couple years I started working with Shelter from the Storm. Throughout my time with the shelter I had the opportunity to do various things including transporting animals, fostering, caring for sick animals, administering medications to animals, and volunteering as the foster coordinator. When working with the shelter I had the opportunity to go down and help the animals that were victims of Hurricane Katrina. I was part of a group of five that camped down there for a week to help out the animals found with feeding, bathing, walking and general care. During that visit we also brought up over 50 animals back to Wisconsin on a transport.
I also have experience dealing with behavioral "concerns" from aggressive behaviors to shy animals.