Doggy Day Care in 5th Sw, Charlottesville, VA
Drop off your dog at your sitter's home in the morning, and pick them up in the evening.
“We had an amazing experience with Amanda. She updated us and sent us pictures of our fur baby daily. She is very patient and friendly. She made us feel at ease and kept our ? happy. Definitely recommend her.”
Heather & Nigel S.
“My pup had a GREAT time playing in Heather’s yard with the other pups. She came home and napped the whole rest of the day- well done Heather!”
“Came from out of town for a wedding and found out last minute that our dog could not attend. Cory responded immediately to our last minute request for doggy day care. If not for Cory we would have missed the wedding. He was very friendly and took wonderful care of our Harley, who is very high energy. Cory put my nerves at ease with updates and pics throughout the day. I highly recommend Cory for your pet care needs. Thank you again Cory!”
“Melissa took amazing care of my dog Bruce! She communicated with me throughout the day to update me on how he was doing and send pics of what a great time he was having. I will definitely be booking with her again!”
About: I have over 20 years of experience with taking care of and raising both cats and dogs. I currently have 2 cats and 75lb pup who is 6 years old. In my lifetime, childhood included, I have had two other large dogs and 3 cats that are not my current pets. I would love to have more pets but being a single mom with two children, ages 15 and 17, life won’t allow it. I have pet sit and pet walked for my neighbors and friends both in their homes and mine. My full time job is a personal trainer so I stay active and love to be outside moving my body. Walking dogs just comes naturally as both a trainer and an animal lover. My two children are also animal lovers.
“Absolutely loveeeeee this couple! They did an amazing job with my sweet Daisy. She had the best time and cannot wait to go back and see them again! ?”
About: I have always had pets growing up as a child and my love for them has grown into my adulthood even more! My experience in Pet Care is from having my own pets and caring for family, friends and neighbors! I work full time but I have several days off during the week and off every other weekend! I’m available during the day evening and nights. I visit the the homes of clients to care for their pets while they are away. I make sure the animals are fed waters and walked. And you can’t forget about play time. I absolutely love animals of all kinds and ma an enthusiastic and loving provider.
“Sabrina is the sweetest!! I can tell that she genuinely loved Izzy. She was so open to picking Izzy up or whatever it took to get the job done. She’s genuine and kind and loving. I’m hoping to have her watch Izzy regularly. Thank you so much Sabrina!!”
Jayne & Rowan R.
About: We are long-time dog lovers and approved foster parents with the local SPCA! Jayne has experience caring for and training a reactive, traumatized dog, and the two of us have fostered puppies, medical fosters, and adopted our own 2 friendly dogs. We only offer availability on days where your dog will be well cared for. Rowan is a grad student off from class this summer and Jayne works a 10 min walk away. Your dogs will receive lots of love and attention! We have 2 rescue dogs who love to meet and play with new friends! Our home has a fenced in backyard and lots of toys. We can provide positive reinforcement for your pups, are comfortable with bathing them (if you would like!) and have toys all around!
“Doris is wonderful! She was flexible for a last minute change in the pick up time. My dog Addie was in a great mood when I picked her up. Addie had a lot of fun at Doris's house and was well cared for.”
“Lisa was so responsive. We had to shift our time more than once and she made us feel confident she could meet our needs and did so! Our dog came home happy and we felt he was very well cared for with her family welcoming him! Definitely recommend!”
“Jayna is an extremely caring individual. She has grown up with dogs and absolutely loves them. She is responsible, manages her time well, and a joy to be around. Jayna is an excellent choice for those looking to give their dog some extra company.”
“Harlowe LOVED Diego! He will definitely be going back. Also, was very attentive, with open communication, and lots of understanding. Thanks Diego”
“Ashley can not thank you enough for taking such good care of Paddy. You were more than accomodating and I really appreciate you allowing such late night pick ups while we went out on the town. We really liked your area and if we come back that way for additional concerts- I will definitely search you out again. Thank you!”
About: I have been around dogs all my life, and have learned how to properly train them through experience and good mentors. I also have watched much of The Dog Whisperer & other training videos online. I’ve seen critiques of Cesar Milan, with people saying he’s unnecessarily enforcing dominance roles; I only support dominance hierarchies to the extent that it helps the dog. If a dog believes they must be in control because they don’t have a good leader, they will be more stressed out which is unfair to the dog. I will never be unnecessarily rough with your pet, but I may do exercises like leash training to remind them that I am in control, and they don’t need to be in extreme protector mode. I have used this experience with success on friends’ and acquaintances’ dogs, as well as my own. He sits for over a minute until I tell him to Come, for example. Our housemate had a dying dog and I was there alongside him helping her care for him until his last moments. I also believe in reincarnation which helps me really see and have extra patience with each dog as I see them as a soul who is here to learn and experience. My husband and I have a relaxed lifestyle that allows us to be home most days other than side jobs and catering shifts on the weekends. We are in the midst of moving a couple hours east of here, albeit very slowly, so if your pup is with us for a while there’s a chance he or she will get to see the rural area of Middlesex VA and interact with some chickens! Both areas are far away from a main highway or there is a good fence. I have two friendly dogs, a Pomeranian and a whippet mix. We let them in and out as they choose, and have a couple acres for them to run and play on. I love going for runs and walks and would happily bring your pup along, depending on his or her energy level. I have a healthy understanding of how to keep a healthy leash contact with the dog, and if need be, I am quite strong if I need to keep the dog from running.
About: I’ve taken care of cats and dogs for over 15 years for family members, neighbors, and friends. I moved from Alaska and have a very active lifestyle. I love to take animals on adventures, but also love cuddling on the couch at the end of the day. I work full time as a teacher but I am comfortable fitting pet care into my daily schedule. I can come home at lunch if needed to care for pets or accommodate to fit your needs. I have a huge fenced yard and tons of land to run around and enjoy. I have two friendly dogs and a cat who love other animals. When caring for pets in your home, I will follow your directions and make sure your animals are cared for as if they were my own.
“I have trusted Aly to care for all of my dogs over the last 20 years. She has proven herself to be an extremely reliable and caring pet sitter. Aly is very experienced, loving and responsive to my questions and needs. I love when she sends updates (texts and photos) so I can see how well my dogs are doing in her home. Her back yard is large and completely fenced, so I know my dogs are getting the exercise they need. I also love that Aly works from home, so my dogs are never left alone. I highly recommend Aly.”
“Allison did a great job with my dog Nina this week. Nina is rather shy, but she took to Allison and her son and their dog Bunny very quickly. When we would get to Allison's house each morning, Nina was clearly excited to see them, and I was glad to know she was in good hands.”
“Theo loved hanging out with Emil for day care. Emil was great and worked with us on pick-up and drop off times. Very communicative and sent us photos throughout the day :) highly recommend”
About: A grew up in the family that treated dogs as extended family. I have dog sat many times through Rover but I am just now getting back into it after I adopted my 20 lb dachshund/min pin/pug mix named Buffy. She loves other dogs just like me, especially ones her size! But it is always good to meet beforehand because you never know how two dogs will vibe. Feel free to reach out and set something up! Every day I take my dog for walks and to the park sometimes. I’m am a recent graduate, job hunting so there’s lots of flexibility. I take Buffy out morning, noon, afternoon, and night. There’s several parks very close! No yard but I make up for it in long walks and lots of play. Dogs in my home are welcome on the furniture and encouraged to cuddle. Let me know if it’s different at your home, I respect house rules!