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Experienced Dog Trainer At Your Service!

raleigh, NC

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Home Sitting

$35 per night
90% response rate Sitter responds to most requests within 24 hours
Around an hour Sitter responds in around an hour
86% of stays Sitter sends photos through Rover on most stays
Description:

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 always treat every dog as my own and include a rover.com approved tag as well as a glow light for night time takeouts to insure safety. 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! My household also includes a wonderful Italian Greyhound (grandma of the house) and a very tolerant older Kitty named Salem! The gated system in my house keeps all dogs safe at all times and insures they have a great experience!

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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Evan

Age: 8 years, 6 mo. old
Weight: 70 lbs.
Breed: Greyhound

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

40 Reviews

August 1
Kitzel had a great stay at Sarah's. I appreciated all the pictures sent showing me how much fun they had. She was wiped out when she came home!
July 22
We got pics while they were staying with Sarah and all 3 dogs were put in the same room. We came home to happy puppies.
July 3
Sarah was amazing! The dogs were not locked up in their crates all day long - they too were enjoying a vacation. I love that Sarah sent pictures throughout their stay. My greyhound needed medication for allergies and she did not miss a beat! Would highly recommend her for any breed but beyond a doubt for greys and Iggy's!! Thanks so much!!
June 28
Max's stay with Sarah was great! Unlike other dog sitting situations we've tried this was clearly best for him. He usually will not eat for a couple of days because he's lonely, but by all reports he ate well and was happy to follow Sarah around all day when he wasn't napping! She even worked on training him a bit when the delivery truck came by! He had no trouble getting along with her dogs, and even her cat! We will definitely use Sarah again (and maybe even for training)! (Collapse)
June 10
Sarah has cared for our dogs, Piper and Darwin, several times now (once for an entire week while we were out of the country for our anniversary) and the pups are always happy to see her when the get dropped off and exhausted from playing when we pick them up. Sarah will send you as much or as little info. as you desire during your dogs' stay with her and we really appreciated that option. We are very happy with her care of our little ones and recommend her to all our friends! (Collapse)
April 22
Sarah sent us pictures of Timber during his stay and kept us updated with how he was doing. When I picked him up he seemed very happy, healthy, and unstressed. We felt very comfortable leaving Timber with Sarah and her greyhounds, and we will be booking with her again!
April 22
Sarah kept me posted with pictures and comments and it seems like everything went well during my absence!
April 22
Sarah was great. Castle (sheltie) seemed to be very comfortable and well cared for during his stay.
April 7
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)
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Testimonials

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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