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Who is Penny?

They say that once in a lifetime you will own your "heartdog".  My heartdog is Penny.  She is a yellow Labrador whose image is found throughout this site.  I have owned many dogs throughout my life.  My first dog was a mixed breed free puppy that you can't find around here anymore.  My first dog was a Golden Retriever (two brothers, actually).  Since then I had two more goldens, with a Jack Russell mixed in,  Eight years ago, after the loss of my last golden, Penny was born.  I visited her while grieving the loss of my beloved Hope.  I  thought she was spoken for at Rise and Shine Retrievers, but when 2 pups from her litter became available, my daughter and I spoke for them.  In Penny's life, she has qualified for United States Disc Dog Competitions, toss and fetch multiple times, she dock dives, she has done scent work, she plays Updog games, she has been in the  newspaper and in pet magazines,  and people have used her image for collar sales.  She took me on the most unexpected  journey.  One of investing myself in the talent of another.  One of getting out in front of people and performing tricks and playing games with a K9 partner.  She taught me to train, and to play.  I have to mention my hiking partner Woodstock who is my second dog, he made me a better dog trainer, and a person who understands dogs that have enormous personalities.  I also own a Maine Coon looking cat named Emmett.

Penny, Woodstock and Emmett are the reason I am in this business.  Most everyone who has pet, understands the importance of them.   We need someone who we trust that can be there for them when we are not able to.  Just because life gets busy, it shouldn't mean that your precious fur baby should have to wait to go outside, have their meal or walk.  If you want to spend a day where pets are not able to accompany you, you can be confident that your pet will be taken care of the same way that you do. Your home will be just as you left it.  I keep my service area small.   If you need a pet sitter, who does dog walking, and training, or a house or cat sitter while you are away lets schedule a 30 minute meet and greet.  I am currently working in a small service area Belmont/Laconia area and pet sitting part-time due to the  economy and cancellations.

A Team of One 

Kara Stamatelos

Pet Care Professional

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