Who Let the Dogs Out?
Let Lake County Dog Walkers & Pet-Sitting Services
Let Your Dogs Out!
Our family has resided in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio along
the scenic Lake Erie coastline for more than twenty years. We have a large, double-fenced-in
yard, big enough to wear out our two dogs and their occasional doggie friends with frequent games of fetch, and are located near several wonderful
dog-friendly parks, including Mentor Beach Park, Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve,
and Veterans Memorial Park.
Within walking distance, our 450-acre nature preserve features the
largest unbroken bluff forest in Northeast Ohio;
along with a gorgeous, thinly-populated, still-wild beach where our dogs have spent
many fun-packed hours running along the shore, and for dogs who love the
water, swimming during the warm summer months.
The 100-acre Veterans Memorial Park is
also within walking distance from our home, with winding trails that loop in
and out of woods and native wetlands, and which boasts over 800 feet of
beautiful boardwalk. Young Tom Sawyer fishermen with their stick poles and
seasoned fishermen alike gather on the piers at Granger Pond, the largest
inland lake in Lake
County stocked regularly
with catfish, bass, bluegill and rainbow trout. There, along the pond’s sandy
banks, local dogs soak up the sights after a long hike and watch the geese,
ducks, Trumpeter Swans, and solitary Great Blue Heron. Herds of white-tailed deer and their adorable
spotted babies are also ubiquitous in our area and can be glimpsed at both the preserve and Veterans
All three parks are so close to our
home, they feel like an extension of our own back yard and provide exceptional year-round
invigorating exercise, exploration, and play.
Mary Roulette, owner of Lake County Dog Walkers, is a life-long dog owner, animal lover, and experienced pet sitter and dog walker. She has also worked as a Lake County Licensed Substitute
Teacher and holds an MFA in creative writing from Kent State University. Her love of animals has naturally carried over into her writing. "Dog," one of her many award winning poems, is featured on this web site under Fun
Facts, Quotes and Poetry; and the novel she is
currently at work on is informed in part by her love of animals.
Lake County Dog Walkers' team of experienced, pet-loving sitters and walkers are bonded and insured and submit to an annual criminal background check.
FYI: All dogs, regardless of size or breed, need to be taken
walks! Walking is one of the most necessary daily routines for your
dogs' mental and overall health and well being. Dogs are naturally and
instinctively walker/travelers. Dog packs rise in the morning and start
trekking right off. Large back yards, dog parks, and dog daycares
may provide adequate space to exercise your pet but cannot extinguish a
dog's natural drive to walk.
According to Cesar
Millan, a dog's back yard "is like a large fish bowl in which they are
trapped inside. Fish
swim, birds fly and dogs walk. Having a dog should not be about only
fulfilling our human needs; we owe it to our dogs to give them what
Let Lake County Dog Walkers & Pet-Sitting Services help you give your dogs what they need! Your dogs will love YOU for it!
We, at Lake County Dog Walkers & Pet-Sitting Services, value our
dog walkers and pet caregivers and want you to know that 100% percent
of every client fee goes directly to your walker/pet caregiver, for
their time spent caring for and loving your pets, and for their fuel and
drive time to and from your homes. Plus, 100% of all holiday surcharge
fees go to your walker/pet caregiver. We pay our walkers and pet
caregivers the most generous fair wage, because they're the best in the
business, and their experience, outstanding dedication, and abundant TLC
showered on every dog, cat, bunny, bird, fish, etc. is, well,