Experienced Dog Trainer At Your Service!

raleigh, NC

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$30 per night
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Hi! I am here to provide you peace of mind with your animal in a comfortable and loving place for you pet to stay while you are out of town. I have over two years of experience training dogs and have been certified by Animal Behavior College, I would be willing to add training costs while you beloved pet stays with me. I have a large house with greyhounds that stay with me and a large outdoor pen and the house is completely puppy proof! Wanting to add balance to your dogs life? My greyhounds are great baby-sitters and have helped numerous dogs learn to behave and be calm in a household situation!

About Sarah A.:

I am certainly a huge animal lover. From the time I got my first horse to my first dog, I always wanted them to look their best and feel their best. Now I have the greyhounds and my love continues!

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I have been a dog lover my whole life. I have owned dogs since I was very young, and now I have turned my love into a profession my becoming a dog trainer. I love helping other owners learn more about their dogs and have a more enjoyable relationship with their dogs. There is nothing more rewarding than to see a dog owner who has given up become a proud and willing dog owner as their dog transforms! My dogs Evan, Toby (both greyhounds) and Sophia (miniature greyhound) are great pack members and very laid back and sleep most of the day and are always happy to welcome new pack members into the house! My cat Salem is also a great pack member who is very tolerant of dogs and has no front claws but he will correct a puppy if need be!

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

I would like to know about medical issues, any behavioral issues and just an overall personality profile. I do not care about the breed, all are welcome.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

I do have reliable transport and live very close to many veterinary hospitals and emergency hospitals.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

I am comfortable

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

each dog will be with me and my pack, time may very but they will get plenty of attention and play time.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

I have a large backyard with some trees and it is very flat, really good for running and playing.

Where will my dog sleep?

It is your choice, your dog can sleep in its kennel, or I have a custom gate that keeps the dogs in the sunroom (we use it as our living room) where they will have access to many orthopedic dog beds.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

I walk the dogs around the neighborhood but I also make frequent trips to Lake Johnson nearby where there is a 2 mile trail around it

Additional Information
Location: raleigh, NC 27603
Children at location?: No
Num. of Spaces: 4
Cancellation Policy: Strict
Acceptable Dog Sizes:
  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (15 - 40lbs)
  • Large (40 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (100lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies

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Age: 8 years, 3 mo. old
Weight: 70 lbs.
Breed: Greyhound

Evan is the most laid back dog and just loves hanging out on the couch all day!


Berrin, 2+ yrs old German Sheperd, had a wonderful stay with Sarah and her furry children. He actually slept with their cat which was a big surprise, we didn't know he got along with cats because his "brother" doesn't want anything to do with him. This is the first time he stayed away from home and didn't come back with symptoms of stress. So glad we found Sarah!
March 31
As I went on vacation, I felt that my little pup was also on vacation during her stay with Sarah. She made other puppy friends, got to run around, got a few training lessons in there, and came back to me completely relaxed (maybe even a little sad to leave her new buddies) and happy. I also received updates and pictures while I was gone, which was comforting. I would absolutely use Sarah again for the next time I am away without Lucy because I know she will be well taken care of! (Collapse)
Sarah is a dog trainer so Rusty always is taken care of well and has fun running and playing with her dogs.
February 25
Sarah was great, both leading up to our dogs' visit and during their stay! She allowed us to come visit her home with our dogs, prior to the stay, to better introduce them to her and her dogs. We were given daily updates on how they were doing during the stay, and when we picked them up, the dogs looked great, and while very happy to see us, did not appear stressed at all. Will definitely consider Sarah again for our pet sitting needs. (Collapse)
February 12
Maggie & Murphy had a good time with Sarah and her fun pack of doggies! Her feedback was timely and they seemed to adjust well to their "vacation home!" Sarah was very accommodating to my requests for pick up times, feeding issues, medication dispensing, etc. We hope to see her in a couple of months for another stay! She didn't get 5 stars, because of the distance from my home to her's, but that was my choice! I don't think she'll move just to get another star!! (Collapse)
December 21
From my first conversation on the phone to arrange a stay for our small Shin Tzu, I felt as though Sarah and I had known each other for a while, I felt she was easy to to talk to and could sense she loved animals. During our vacation Sarah sent us pictures and texts to let us know how things were going. We went onto enjoy our vacation feeling very comfortable our Maxi was in good hands. We will be calling Sarah again when needed. (Collapse)
December 19
I'll admit this was our first time leaving Piper and Darwin with a sitter (only other time they've been away was an overnight at vet's for spaying/neutering) and we were quite nervous. But all our worries were for naught - Sarah did an excellent job caring for our pups!! We picked them up and they were happy and tuckered out from all the playing in the yard at Sarah's. We will definitely be using her again for future vacations and Rover made the whole booking experience easy and stress-free. (Collapse)
December 7
Sarah is an experienced dog trainer just like her ad describes. Darby responded to her very well, and his behavior was noticeably improved when he returned. She also explained what/why she uses certain approaches, allowing me to be consistent when Darby is home. I see this first experience as the beginning of a productive relationship for us.
December 2
Our first time using Sarah. It was nice she agreed so easily to meet ahead of time and was not at all scared off by the possibility of my shepherd being "unpredictable" with other dogs. He was fine from the first meeting and she said he adjusted well. He made himself "at home". It was nice to know he was with company and not home alone crated. We will definitely use her again when needed.
November 3
Sarah provides a great experience for the dogs under her care. I do wish she provided more updates, but the quality of the way she takes care of the dogs is more important.
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Cameron M. August 14
We had a great experience leaving our bulldog, Bella, with Sarah. This was the first time went out of town and couldn't find a family member or friend to keep her (she's 4 years old). My father sent me a link to Rover.com, and I felt a lot better about the personalized care she would get at Sarah's house as opposed to the kennel at our vet. Bella and I went to meet Sarah beforehand, and it was clear Bella would fit right in at her home. Sarah treats the dogs she sits as part of the family with her own dogs. Bella got to play and sleep inside, and Sarah was happy to give her personalized attention to help her deal with storm anxiety. I picked Bella up 5 days later, and she was happy as could be. I will definitely call Sarah again next time we need a sitter for Bella. (Collapse)
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