My name is Donnasue Jacobi and I'm pictured above with two of my all-time favorite canine friends Lexa and Leo.
I have enjoyed all the dogs I have worked with and trained from their first puppy trainings to more advanced work, solved behavior problems, and helped get my clients and their dogs off to the right paw with joy and respect for our differences. Keeping a sense of humor helps keep the lessons fun and memorable. Setbacks are opportunities to learn from a different perspective—we don’t get it right the first time all the time, sometimes solving the puzzle of "why" can be as interesting and fun as the “how to do something new.” That’s why after 10+ years, I still enjoy looking after dogs & cats. I find the less common pets, geckos, birds, rabbits interesting—some with cute characteristics. I never tire of observing the world from animal's point of view.
Do you love to travel or need to because of business? Do you have a special pet that needs and wants to stay at home? The goals of in-home pet sitting are that your pet and home are well cared for while you are away. Your pet doesn’t need to be confined in a noisy, crowded kennel. It’s hard for your pet when you leave them, but in-home care lets them remain in their own comforting surroundings, with regular walks, exercise and meal times.
Pet/House Sitting at your home includes walking your pet upon arrival, feeding, cleanup, staying overnight, and a “walkie” in the morning. I also arrange to meet you and your pet(s) at least a week prior to the “sitting” so that they can become familiar with me. And I leave you with a “sock baby” so that your pet can“ remember” my scent and not be frightened when I enter your home. Your pet’s special needs are gladly accommodated!
Do you have a new puppy that needs to be on a regular schedule with lots of supervision and love while you’re gone? I can provide those needs either in your home, or on occasion, in my own home. Want your puppy to continue with it’s puppy classes while you’re away — I can take them to class too so they don’t miss any important lessons or socializing periods. I’ll also work on the new puppy homework! Areas covered in the Bay Area Peninsula include: Atherton, Belmont, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley/Ladera, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, San Carlos, San Mateo, and Woodside.