Pets First serves birds large and small, dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs (caveys), ferrets & other small mammals. On a case by case basis I may also serve larger mammals. I’ve cared for a horse, sheep, llamas and an alpaca.
One care option is kennel-free pet boarding or day care in my home. Here the pet, usually a dog, is truly a guest. The dog can move freely through much of the large house, play in a large secure backyard or during inclement weather, in a room designed for active play, sleep in comfort at night perhaps even on the bed. Given lots of individual attention, the pet stays on his own diet, again increasing the likelihood that the pet will remain healthy and happy. I focus on the individual pet’s needs rather than giving a low-ball base price and then ramping up the service with add-ons, as some places do. I often consider these add-ons as essentials. Smaller mammals & birds stay in their cages when with me, except when I individually let them out to play in “safe” areas.
Calls to the pet’s home is a second option. In addition to the normal “chores” such as food, water, walks or litter boxes, I or an associate will spend time with the pet. For the pet, this minimizes stress and may actually prevent the pet from becoming physically ill or acting out negative behaviors.
Additional services available include brushing, brushing teeth, giving medications and performing some at-home medical procedures that the pet’s veterinarian has prescribed. Gentleness and careful documentation are hallmarks.
Pets First Diane’s Priority Pet Care formally began in February 2006. Its name is a true expression of my feelings for my furred and feathered clients: Pets really do come first at Pets First! From the late 1990’s until 2006, I had positioned my pet care activities as an additional service of my consulting business, coordinating that activity with another pet sitter. During that time, I discovered that pets were my passion. I really love working with them.
Over the years, the reputation of my pet care business has grown among clients, veterinary facilities and other pet care professionals. According to “pet parents” who have given me the opportunity to interact with their beloved furry and feathered family members, I have a God-given gift—a wonderful rapport with animals.
Now my focus and mission is to provide my client pets with the best, most reliable, knowledgeable and loving care that I and my hand-picked assistants can possibly provide. That way their owners can have peace of mind when they’re away. Their pets can stay healthy and happy.
Pets First Diane’s Priority Pet Care is registered, licensed, insured and bonded and contracts with you under an Oregon Statute to make my business the “legal agent” of the animal in your, the owner’s, absence.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
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