ABOUT MAGGIE'S DOGGIE CARE: Hi there! My name is Maggie McSpadden. I'm the owner and pet care service provider of Maggie's Doggie Care. I'm 28 years old and I live with my family in Spotswood, NJ 08884. I work as a professional pet care service provider full time and I'm very experienced in taking care of pups! Maggie's Doggie Care is insured and vet recommended. I am certified in Pet First-Aid & CPR. I earned and achieved the Animal Business Certificate from Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ. In addition, I have completed multiple pet care service education programs and courses. I'm here to best assist you and your pet! I love all dogs and never met one that didn't like me. My family calls me the "dog whisperer" for obvious reasons, but mostly because dogs immediately take a liking to me. Since I was a child and a little girl, I have always been an animal lover. I have owned a long list of different types of pets throughout my childhood. I promise to love and care for your dog and pets just like they are my own – if not better! I provide local pet owners with a positive alternative option to using a commercial doggie day care & boarding facility. I love what I do and I have found the saying to be true, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life". My pet care service business and my amazing clients have truly changed my life for the better. I have found my purpose in life and it has brought me so much fulfillment. I can't wait to love your pet too!
MY DOGS: SNICKERS, OSCAR MAYER, PETUNIA & HARLEY
SNICKERS - TEACUP YORKSHIRE TERRIER/YORKIE, 9 YEARS OLD, MALE, TAN, EXTRA SMALL, NEUTERED (DOA: APRIL 2011)
OSCAR MAYER - MINI DACHSHUND/DOXIE, 4 YEARS OLD, MALE, RED/BROWN, SMALL, NEUTERED (DOB: 10/28/2015)
PETUNIA - ENGLISH BULLDOG, 3 YEARS OLD, FEMALE, BROWN/WHITE WITH BLACK MARKINGS (EARS & TAIL), MEDIUM, SPAYED (DOB: OCTOBER 2016 & DOA: 03/21/16)
HARLEY (MY MOTHER'S DOG) - LABRADOODLE (FB1), 1 YEAR OLD, MALE, BLACK, MEDIUM (DOB: 2/8/2019 & DOA: 4/27/2019)
MY DOGS THAT HAVE PASSED AWAY:
MOOKIE - LABRADOODLE (STANDARD POODLE x LABDRADOODLE MIX), 14 YEARS OLD, MALE, BLACK, LARGE, NEUTERED (PASSED AWAY OF OLD AGE OCTOBER 2018)
SKITTLES - HAVANESE, 19 YEARS OLD, FEMALE, CREAM, SMALL, SPAYED (PASSED AWAY OF OLD AGE MAY 2018)
REESIE - STANDARD DACHSHUND/DOXIE, MALE, BLACK & TAN, SMALL, NEUTERED (PASSED AWAY OF UNEXPECTED EMERGENCY MEDICAL ISSUE 2014)
RUFUS - BASSET HOUND, 15 YEARS OLD, MALE, BROWN/WHITE, MEDIUM, NEUTERED (PASSED AWAY OLD AGE - CHILDHOOD DOG)
MY HOME AND BACKYARD: On the Maggie's Doggie Care Facebook page their is a photo album named, "MY HOME & BACKYARD", where you can take a "virtual tour" of my home through photos. I live with my family in our single family split level style home in Spotswood, NJ 08884. I have lived here since 1992 and this is the house I've grown up in. It is approximately 1,838 square feet and sits on 0.25 of an acre of property. My house is a 3 bedroom and 2.5 bath home with a large spacious completely fenced in backyard. The main level of the home is a semi open floor plan and consists of the main living room, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, 3/4 bath bathroom and one additional extra room used for storage or as an office. The lower level of my home consists of a larger size family room, half bath bathroom or powder room, a mud room and laundry room combo. The upper level of my home consists of the master bedroom, my bedroom, guest bedroom and a full bath bathroom. I do not have a basement in my home, I only have an attic and a crawl space. I have an attached single car garage. There are multiple security and surveillance cameras inside/outside my home, in the front yard and in the backyard to monitor activity from my iPhone as needed. I have a large backyard that is completely fenced in. The fence is 6 feet tall and there is a single gate, which is locked and secured always via a combination lock. The front backyard fence is white vinyl fencing and the other three sides is solid wood stockade style fencing (6 ft x 8 ft panels). There are no open slats. I have a decent size deck that is off my kitchen and connected by a sliding glass door. The deck is gated for safety. I also have a paver & concrete patio connected to deck and off of the mud room. Also have large heated in ground swimming pool. My pool is fenced in for safety reasons (pool compliant 4 feet tall black chain link fencing and a single self closing gate. I also have a batting cage for softball and baseball batting/hitting practice in my backyard but is no longer in use. Please take note that this is not a dog run nor do I have any structure that could be considered a dog run or kennel on the property at all. Maggie's Doggie Care is not a commercial doggie day care & boarding facility or a commercial dog kennel. Wire garden temporary fencing (5 feet tall) is also occasionally used as an additional perimeter safety barrier for extra added peace of mind. I have tons of fun dog toys, tunnels, puppyplayground.com pit ball, ball pit, bone shaped doggie kiddie pool and dog agility course items. I hope this description gives you a better insight into my home!
CREDENTIALS, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION: My resume, references, recommendations, safety plan and proof of pet care service business insurance are available upon request. If you would like to speak with any of my past clients, please contact me and I will forward you my approved references. To view and read any of my 100+ 5 star pet care service reviews from past clients, please click on the main menu's ROVER PROFILE, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE or WAG! PROFILE tabs of the navigation. I have multiple 5 star reviews for pet care service from past clients on other sites in addition to my Facebook business page, Google business listing, Rover.com profile and Wag! profile. I have complied all of my reviews and testimonials (from the multiple platforms and third party sites) into one Facebook photo album named, "REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS". All in one place for your easy viewing on the Maggie's Doggie Care Facebook business page. Maggie's Doggie Care, formally known as "Maggie's Doggie Day Care & Boarding", is insured and covered with pet care service business insurance through petcareins.com. My pet care service business insurance card is displayed below. I have earned and achieved the Animal Business Certificate from Middlesex County College of Edison, NJ on March 27, 2017. I am certified in Pet First-Aid & CPR by the American Safety & Health Institute. I am experienced in administering oral medication and injections. I have a past background in nursing, healthcare and administration. I earned my Associate of Science Degree in Allied Healthcare - Pre Professional from Middlesex County College, Edison, NJ as well. I have partially completed two accelerated two year ASN/RN nursing programs and attended nursing school. I am a member of The National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) and Pet Owners Association. I initially began working as a pet care service provider through DogVacay.com and Rover.com when I first started out. After establishing a loyal client base through the sites, I eventually began to expand and establish my own private pet care service business. After lots of hard work, dedication and sacrifice, I successfully established a large loyal client base of repeat and returning clients. I have completed the certified background checks through Wag! (wagwalking.com), A Place For Rover (rover.com) and Dog Vacay, Inc. (dogvacay.com which has now merged with rover.com and is considered a single entity, operating as rover.com). I have successfully completed the online training course Rover101 offered by Rover.com. I also completed the online training courses offered by Dog Vacay, Inc. through their DogVacay University as well in the past. I am a graduate of Course 101, Course 102 and successfully completed the DogVacay online web training program. I have years of experience in providing pet care service for puppies, special needs dogs, diabetic clients and elderly/senior dogs with advanced senior issues. I have cared for multiple puppies, special needs pups, diabetic dogs and senior/elderly dogs in the past. I have raised, trained and cared for every single one of my own dogs, from the time they were puppies throughout adulthood. For some random facts, I attended college on academic scholarship with the understanding to play division 3 college softball (division 3 does not give out athletic scholarships, only academic), which I did for 2 years/seasons in college. I am also a notary public in Middlesex County, NJ and I'm also proud to say I'm the daughter of a police officer. My father is a 2008 retired Lt. of the East Brunswick Police Department (25 years) and New Jersey State Police (3 years), after 28 years of total dedicated public service. Some clients find comfort in this information of my family and upbringing. I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN ACCOMDATING & CARING FOR THE FOLLOWING: Puppies (dogs under the age of 1 year), special needs, extreme separation anxiety, general anxiety, fearful, skittish & timid, medical & health issues, post operative care/pets recovering from surgery &/or procedures, advanced senior issues (incontinence, hearing & sight impairments, mobility, balance & coordination issues and/or other disabilities), not yet housebroken/house-trained, leash pullers, diabetic, epileptic, coprophagic, finicky eaters, dogs with aggressive behavior tendencies, behavioral issues, reactive dogs, high energy dogs, excessive markers, mounters & jumpers, untrained and poorly mannered dogs, dogs with no recall training and resource guarders. I am experienced in medication administration, both oral and injections. I have experience in general potty training, leash pulling, resource guarding & recall training. Training of basic commands, socailization, good manners & behaviors.