Our pets, are also our children. We treat them just like our own kids, or family, even allowing some of their destructive behavior to go unpunished (by punishment I am not referring to striking or hitting a dog with anything, I am referring to raising my voice if caught in the act). Dogs just want attention, and to be loved. Dogs just want to be with their family all of the time, and love to be petted, or have that special spot scratched. More than anything dogs need to move, and when possible, be allowed to be dogs, with other dogs. We often leave our dogs alone for hours while we go out to work, so when we come home, we might be too tired, or carry too much stress home with us, and forget to meet our dogs need for exercise. It only makes sense to have someone who is caring and compassionate help us out by walking our dogs. Rufus and Delilah are the perfect people to help fill that need for our dogs to walk, even socialize with other dogs. It also makes sense to have someone the dog is familiar with to take care of our dogs when we have to be out of town. There is much less stress on our dogs if we leave them with a familiar person, and Rufus and Delilah are in a way a 2nd family who can be entrusted with taking care of our animals when we have to be away from home.