I Think I Reached Phase 4

Dog Sitting during a Pandemic When I retired last year from teaching, my plan was to make some side money dog sitting so I could travel. I’ve been dog sitting for about 5 years now, always with the plan that this would be my side hustle. All was going as planned… When I retired lastContinue reading “I Think I Reached Phase 4”

What should you look for in a dog sitter?

We are all starting to get a little antsy, and as soon as we can, we are going to start planning well-deserved vacations. Our dogs all think we quit our jobs to be with them, so they are going to need a special dog sitter. I’ve been dog sitting for 5 years, and now thatContinue reading “What should you look for in a dog sitter?”

Meet and Greet Questions Dog Sitters Should Ask

Start out very open ended and ask the Mom/Dad to tell you a little about the dog. This can be very informative. Dog sitters should ask how old the dog is and if he/she has any special needs you should know about. What times do they feed their dog? Ask how often they feed theirContinue reading “Meet and Greet Questions Dog Sitters Should Ask”

10 Reasons Why Teachers Make Great Dog Sitters

Teachers are experts at multitasking and can easily take care of more than one dog at a time. Teachers are use to setting up structure and routine. Dogs thrive on that! Teachers know how to differentiate and address individual needs very well. Teachers know about engagement. Dogs need activities that keep them occupied. Teachers knowContinue reading “10 Reasons Why Teachers Make Great Dog Sitters”

Rescue Yorkie

Just as every child is different, so is every dog. In my previous Her Life Dog Sitting post, I wrote about Fiona the Pug. Everything Fiona is our yorkie Stitch is not. Where Fiona is confident and down right pushy, Stitch tends to be timid and laid back. Fiona always seems to be calculating herContinue reading “Rescue Yorkie”

Dog Sitter Life

Life with Fiona the Pug Her new life dog sitting will be a page where I will feature dogs. The dogs may be my own, or dogs that I sit. Now that I am retired, I am a full time dog sitter and would love to share heart-warming stories with you. My first featured dogContinue reading “Dog Sitter Life”

Living a Happy Retirement Life

Last year started off pretty slow and painful for me due to a horseback riding accident, but taught me how strong I was, that people are genuinely good, and you should take nothing for granted. February brought the loss of Gabby my chihuahua which makes me feel very sad, I thought we would retire together.Continue reading “Living a Happy Retirement Life”

Retired Life Blog

Hi I’m Jen, and I’m a newly retired 3rd grade teacher. 55/25 is a wonderful thing! I was told it was a good option to have, but for me it was the only option. I’ve known for a while that I wanted to retire young because life goes by so quickly and I want toContinue reading “Retired Life Blog”