Dog Boarding in Arlington

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Rover's Top Sitter - 24/7 CareLas Colinas, Irving, TX

Overnight Care 7 Days a Week with 24/7 Supervision for Dogs. Large fenced yard too.

There are NO arrivals/pickups before 6:30am and no departures/drop-offs after 10:30pm.

We run this as a business and adjust our schedule to accommodate your arrival. When you schedule arrival and/or pick up time, please arrive on time, not early, not late. We may decline future bookings for those who are continually late (more than three times).

Tips are appreciated and can be made off-Rover.

A MEET & GREET IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW CLIENTS. THIS CAN OCCUR IN ADVANCE FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOCAL OR THE DAY OF FOR THOSE FROM OUT-OF-TOWN.

• We strongly urge you to make sure that your dog wears a collar, rabies tag, and identification tag. Please make sure that your dog’s collar is tight enough to not slip over the head before arriving at our house or having us pick up your dog.

WHAT TO BRING:

1. Food: Bring single-meal servings. Label each serving with the dogs name and which meal (ex: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

2. Treats: Bring treats in containers or bags labeled with pet’s name & provide written instructions

3. Medications

4. Guests can bring a blanket from home

5. Bowls: Please provide their food & water bowls

6. Leash

7. Bed or crate if used

8. Please no bones or toys. We have community toys for their enjoyment. This helps prevent toy or bone aggression.

MEET & GREET:

1. Meet & Greets take place in our home, where the stay will occur, if boarding with us. Drop-in visits will require a Meet & Greet at your home where we would be providing for your pet.

2. Meet & Greets are by appointment only. Arrival at your scheduled appointment time is necessary so we can maintain our schedule, as well as our household duties.

3. Please bring your dog(s).

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

**All pet arrivals and departures are by appointment only. Please schedule an appointment with us in advance to drop-off or pick-up your dog. Please arrive on time. If you are not able to maintain your appointment, please give us 24 hours notice when possible.

BILLING CYCLE

**Each overnight billing cycle consists of a 24-hour period. Example: If you arrive at 8 am, check-out is at 8 am on your check-out date.

Beyond the 24-hour cycle additional fees per pet:

1 - 1.5 hours: free of additional charges

2 - 4 hours: $5 extra

4 - 8 hours: $10 extra

8 - 12 hours: $15 extra

12+ hours: Full day extra

VACCINATIONS:

Vaccinations must be administered at least 48 hours prior to arrival under the guidance of a licensed veterinarian. However, we prefer vaccinations to be administered 10 days before check-in. Written proof is required. (Copies accepted)

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Required:

DPP (Distemper, Parvovirus & Parainfluenza)

1 or 3-yr. vaccine required

Bordetella

Required every 6 months & at least 7 days prior to check-in to ensure maximum efficiency & protection against Kennel Cough. Please note: many veterinarians administer this vaccine only by request.

Rabies

1 or 3-yr. vaccine required.

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Not Required, but Recommended:

Canine Influenza

Not required, but highly recommended to help protect against Canine Influenza respiratory illness. Consult your veterinarian.

Leptospirosis

Not required, but highly recommended to help protect against the Leptospirosis infection. Consult your veterinarian.

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Fleas & Ticks:

In addition to vaccinations, all dogs should be flea and tick free. Pets with signs of fleas and/or ticks will be treated by us at the pet parent’s expense.

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We render Happiness and Friendship to your pets when you're away while providing Convenience, a Safe Environment, and Peace of Mind to you!

Being away from your pet is never easy. Whether it's for a few days or a few hours, we're here to help.

We take the best pet care possible and combine it with top-notch customer service. Our goal is to build a lasting relationship with each and every client.

We work hard to ensure your pet will have the proper care that it needs when you're away on vacation, working long hours, or needing that mid-day dog walk.

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I'll love your dog, like you do!Irving, TX

I am a loving animal person. I would love to help you, by taking care of your fur babies, while you are away. I have two dogs of my own, one is a living Rottie almost 2 yrs. Old, and she LOVES company! My other girl is Ella, she is a growing mix puppy. We have a very, large back yard, all fenced! The dogs will have access to inside and outside play..Roxy and Ella love having doggie friends come over. We always play all day, and your baby will need a vacation when they go home... Your fur babies will be well cared for in our home.. If you do crate train please bring there crate along, also please bring your babies food. Contact me for more information. THANK YOU FOR READING drop off time can be flexible.. pick up time must be by 7pm after 7pm a 10$ charge will be added to your stay.. Thank you again

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***** I AM HOME ALL DAY! *****Eules, TX

Convenient to DFW airport, Six Flags, Cowboy Stadium!

We are celebrating four years on Rover.com, and we love it!! My 18-year-old twin daughters are my helpers. I grew up on a farm in northwest Oklahoma and had the pleasure of being raised with many different types of animals. My girls, although raised "city girls" inherited a love for all things furry.

I work from home part-time and am home all day to love and care for your pet. My daughters attend a local charter high school and are veterinary assistants-in-training. (It’s a five-year program through 4-H.) We were drawn to the program because of our deep love of all animals and a desire to help care for them. Now we've discovered Rover and the girls can't believe they can make a little money in such a fun, easy way. :-)

My elderly mother recently moved in with me. She's a 90-year-old farmer's wife who has loved and cared for animals her entire life. The kids and I love having her here.... and so do our doggie guests who quickly learn that because Grandma is less active than other members of the household, she is a great snuggler and that a treat jar is always at her side. :-)

We have a couple of small dogs of our own. We also volunteer with the Texas Ferret Lovers Rescue and normally have 3-4 ferrets (caged in their own room) who are here as permanent fosters because they're too old or sick to be adopted.

Our home is extremely pet-friendly and pet safe.

We have a large backyard with privacy fence. For safety, one corner of the yard is fenced off as a dog run and separates dogs from the pool. Dogs are allowed the run of the entire yard only when I am outside to supervise. Our pool is also equipped with an alarm which goes off outside as well as in the house.

All animals in our care are given plenty of room to run and time to play, however, are never left outside for an extended time in extreme heat, cold, or after dark.

We don't like crates or pens and seldom use them. We love your babies like our own.

We are experienced giving oral medication as well as injections.

We offer the following services from our home:

* Overnight boarding.

* Daycare

* Pick-up and drop-off service.

* Bathing and grooming.

REMEMBER, WE CAN ALSO COME TO YOU!! Some pets do better when left in the comfort and familiarity of their own home with a pet sitter checking in on them throughout the day. Our rates start at $18 per 30-minute visit, depending on your location and number of pets. Ask me for details if this is something you might be interested in.

Our rate depends on location. Let's talk!

From your home we offer the following:

* Dog walking.

* Mid-day potty breaks for when you're working those long double shifts.

* Daily/twice daily check-ups while you're away.

* Plant care, the mail brought in, etc. If we're there anyway, just ask and we can probably take care of it.

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Whiskers and Tails 24/7 pet sittingFort Worth, TX

***We will still accept reservations during this crisis. We understand that some people don't have any other options. We are offering contactless drop-offs and pick-ups. Please have your dog ready with a secure collar ( nothing that will slip off) or harness. Message us when you're here and Kevin will come to your car to get your dog(s) and their things. You don't even have to get out of your car. Everything will be sprayed with disinfectant after you drop off and before you pick up. ***

I’m Nyree. After working in the animal industry for 15 years –– including working at a vet clinic and animal shelter –– I wanted to work with animals in a more positive setting. Working at a shelter for a long time can have an effect on your heart. Dog sitting has helped to repair that pain. Seeing all the pups and cats, that are well taken care of, makes me so happy! I don't do anything else... Taking care of animals is a fulltime life choice for me! I am trained in animal CPR, animal behavior, pet care and nutrition, and animal cruelty prevention.

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The pups that come here are treated how I would want and expect someone to treat mine. They are allowed on the couch and beds in my home. Since I have a big family, someone is always home with our furry guests, so they are never alone. We have baby gates all around our house for safety reasons and always communicate when we go in or out for playtime. We have a large fenced yard with equipment for the dogs to play on. They are never unattended and will never be kenneled unless the owner requests it. We feed all the dogs dinner around 2:30-3:00pm. You can request a different time. Feel free to let us know. 😊

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We are very flexible with drop-offs and pickups. We adjust our schedules to accommodate your arrival. Even if it's REALLY early or REALLY late. When you schedule a time to drop off or pick up please arrive on time, not early, and not late. If you need to drop off before 6:00 am or pick up after 9:00 pm, it's not a problem. Just let us know so we can schedule it. We may decline future bookings if you're continually late.

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**Our spots book up very fast around the holidays and most weekend

**We will also offer short term daycare services. You can drop your dog off for up to 4 hours for $10. More than 4 hours will be charged regular daycare rates. Please mention this when making a reservation.

**Baths are $15 each. Furminator is an extra $10.

**We always ask that your dog wears a harness or collar that is fitted correctly and won't slip off before coming to drop them off or before we pick them up at your house. Pickups and drop-offs are $10 round trip and must be within 12 miles of our home.

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We are more than happy to have your dog(s) join us for daycare daily. It helps them a lot with socialization, and I usually have the same dogs come weekly, so they look forward to hanging out with each other. We ask that you give us a time you would like to drop off your pet and a heads up when you're on the way. This way we can put the other dogs up, for safety reasons. If you're going to be late, please message us ahead of time.

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I set up my meet-and-greets on Wednesday and Thursday. You can schedule them as early as 11:00 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m., but please book them a few days in advance.

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**I'm 13 mins from downtown, 13 mins from the hospital district, and 20 mins from the stockyards.

Whether you're looking for a place to keep your pet while you’re on vacation, a place for them to play and socialize during the day, or somewhere for your elderly pet to rest and get some love while being closely monitored, then look no further. I can provide any and all of these services.

Tips are always appreciated and can be made on Rover or in Person.

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Sitter with Vet. background & TLCSouthwest, Arlington, TX

I have been pet sitting since I was 10 years old but in the veterinary field for 10 years. I do not currently work so I miss having different dog personalities in my life. My husband and I live in a pet-friendly apartment right of Hwy 287 & Little Rd. We have 2 dogs of our own but no children. My older dog is blind and sleeps a lot so my younger dog has no one to play with. She is a 7 year old lab/pit mix with lots of energy. She is great with dogs anywhere from 5 pounds to the 150 pound St. Bernard's my sister has. We want our home to feel as close to yours as possible so your pup(s) doesn't feel lonely or have their routine upset like a boarding facility would do. We're open to questions and a walk-through of our home.

Why I love dog sitting

I've had dogs my whole life. I grew up with Chow's, then Golden Retrievers, then a Husky. Now I have 2 mutts. Worked in animal hospitals since I was 17. I don't work now but all my friends and family call me about their pet's needs.

Meet my pets

2 dogs under 45 lbs

About my apartment

My apartment is pet-friendly with a fenced in patio to sunbathe in. There's plenty of grassy areas for us to walk around. Plus there's the Southwest Nature Preserve less than a mile away that has beautiful trails and ponds to walk around.

My experience administering medication

Yes. Was a veterinary technician for 10 years.

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Ravenhill: 24/7 care, photos & funOak Cliff, Dallas, TX

I provide full time, professional care with photo portraits on an amazingly large property! I'm experienced and focused on caring for your dogs both physically and emotionally 24/7, 365 days a year.

I accept ------SPAYED or NEUTERED----- dogs who are good with others. I have a great place for huge dogs - most dogs - here in beautiful Oak Cliff, south of downtown Dallas, with 2 dogs & 2 CATS, and I do not charge by size.

__PLEASE, READ ON__: it's a long description, but will answer many important questions about what I do, whether your dog will be happy here, +++ my hours, etc. __ PLEASE, READ IT ALL.__

I'm a professional; I do this full time. I have 38+ years' worth of skill to make sure your dog is happy and safe, including professional work with animals. I've also fostered and trained rescues for over 30 years. Although I cannot foster now, I do board a qualified foster dogs.

HOURS ARE: 8:30 am - 11 pm

Infrastructure: __The wooded OAK CLIFF lot is almost 2 acres, securely fenced with a 6-foot MIX of chain-link, iron, and wood. It is not landscaped, so digging is okay! The slope of the hill means dogs burn energy here, even just walking. The big yard is well-drained, with sandy areas for digging and wrestling. The large, 3-part deck has 2 flights of stairs, one custom-designed to be less steep with shorter, broader steps for older dogs who may have stair issues. Dogs who cannot do any steps at all may be leash-walked in the front (surcharge).

Built in the 1950's, this SMOKE FREE home is a FLW knock-off that has been made very pet-friendly. Wood floors and tile throughout (no carpet), but the tile is rough and non-slip. Most windows go down to the floor so dogs can look out easily. Huge cozy dog beds are all over the place. I also have a safe fireplace for cool weather.

ABOUT THE RESIDENT PETS: __DOG #1 Scout is my helper dog, medium-sized and of dubious origin. His job is to play with other dogs. He is very good at this. He's energetic, but learns to play with dogs who are smaller than himself (and my cats) carefully, and knows to leave older dogs who do not want to play alone. He can be more enthusiastic on a Meet than he is daily. If your dog is large or extra-large, it won't be a problem. We love a Mastiff, Saint, Pyr, or Dane...and especially sight-hounds...but are happy to see guests of all sizes.

Dog #2 __ Leo is my "anchor" dog, a VERY large, white, adopted Akbash mix, 3.5 years old and still learning. He is very easy-going and loves everyone. He will be mild-mannered all his life, and tends to defer to others. He will finish growing at 4 years old. He's like that goofy uncle who lets kids crawl all over him.

....Ravenhill has two resident cats.

CAT #1__ is Hogan, who is under the impression that he is a dog. If your dog has a history of severe cat aggression, (like killing them), this home may not be a good fit. However, most dogs, even dogs who bark at cats, can learn relatively quickly that the indoor-only cat is not a toy, and many make friends with Hogan. Hogan passed an informal "racing greyhound" test, and tries to get dogs to lick him on his head. He is also very high-ranking, status-wise.

CAT # 2 __is Ginger Pie , a calico. She likes meeting new dogs, but does not boss them around or steal their beds. She solicits attention from ones she trusts. Especially boxers.

__PHOTOS:___ I'm not a professional photographer, but I will try to give you some quality portraits of your pet - it's fun for me to see if I can capture their personalities, as you can see from the pictures I have posted here (click through to see them all). I usually send many at once, like 10-20 at once, because I have to sit down quietly to edit and send, and sometimes this means waiting until all the dogs are taking a nap! I send at least 40 daily, often with comments on your dog. I take pictures throughout the day, so you will get to see your dog's activities. I have a page on Facebook (Ravenhill) where I post pictures, as well as some short videos, and you are invited to go visit the page to get a much better idea of the day-to-day life your dog can lead in my home. It's a public page. Each guest has his or her own photo album on the Ravenhill page, too! This means you can get to know a dog who may be scheduled to be a "roomie" with your dog. You can also easily share your pet's pictures with family and friends. It's also a fun page to follow if you are sick of serious Facebook things, and if you enjoy pictures of dogs.

__"Class size"__

I try to avoid overbooking...your friend won't be overwhelmed with a pack of 20 dogs! Usually 4 or less, except around major holidays. Larger groups will be dogs who are already friends.

NO DOG RUNS;__ everyone is family. Dogs make friends with other guests, so if there is a small group, they will be dogs who have met before --- in most cases, many times--- and they all get along well. I have regular guests who come so often that they may as well be my dogs. When I have more than 3 dogs booked, it usually means regulars are involved.

__SAFETY and Sleeping, Eating Arrangements:__Dogs are divided up at mealtimes..... and bedtime. during meals, dogs with food allergies cannot reach other dogs' food. Fast eaters cannot pester slow eaters. At bedtime, this is for safety, and also because I learned quickly that some dogs think it is hilarious to start a wild game of chase at 3 am. The rest of their visit, this means dogs may be at liberty in the den, kitchen, or library, or choose to be in their "houses" if they bring one and are used to that. I encourage dogs who use crates at home to bring them so they feel safe and have something that is "normal" to them. This can be handy in the event of a thunderstorm. During the day, kennels are left open and dogs come and go freely as they like. In the event of an emergency, or if I have to leave the house to do something like pick up a prescription, dogs will be divided for safety. If I will be gone for a longer time, like an hour or more, I have an adult family member or a trusted friend with dog experience come in. I disclose things at the time of reservation if it is known (like a doctor's appointment). I have fostered many pets over many years, as well as working professionally in animal care in the past. Although not certified, I have successfully administered CPR on a dog. Rover covers your pet on a visit with insurance (more about that on their webpage). I'm very careful with pets who have food allergies, part of why separate feeding is a must. I will contact you with questions if I have a concern about your pet; you may tell me it is nothing, but I am going to make sure to be safe.

In 2010, I lost almost everything in a house fire at this house. I still have not completely finished restoring the house. It takes a long time...so a few boxes are still here and there, but the dogs don't seem to mind. I became a DogVacay host in 2012, very early. I loved it. Rover later took over that company. It's not a only job...it is more a lifestyle, and allows me to give 100% to the pets. I'm doing some of the work on the house myself (tile, stone, woodwork etc), and hosting dogs allows me to be here 24/7. Currently, the deck project is underway in the back.

__DAILY ROUTINE:___ We (myself and the dogs) go out in the yard several times a day, and I weed or work in my greenhouse or weed-whack the yard while they romp, dig holes, chase birds, or eat grass. I might be painting or staining something. I will often sit and read on the deck so dogs can just hang out in the fresh air and smell smells. When we are indoors, we have "CAT TV" to entertain...which means birds and squirrels on the deck..and sometimes a raccoon or opossum at night! No one is left outside unattended unless they really want to stay out there; I'm usually there with the camera, taking pictures for you. Dogs are allowed to wrestle around indoors. We have safe items for them to chew, and they do a lot of this, plus interesting social behavior among themselves. We eat 2 meals at 12 hour intervals, with a "quiet time" of 15-20 minutes after each meal so they can digest their food.

__PRICING:___ Since I am not a vet keeping dogs in cages, the size of a pet makes no difference in the cost of a visit: $35 per night, per dog. Puppies have a $40 cost due to the inherent training involved with them.

All dogs are treated equally. I was a top host with DogVacay, and am considered what Rover calls a "high volume" host. I'm unable to offer discounts for multiple dogs; Why? I often have to turn clients away when the house is full. this is how I make a living. I have tried to keep my rates below that at a decent vet or boarding kennel. My property taxes keep going up, and for good reason, but I do not want to price good owners out of my services.

I do have a daily surcharge for exceptional medical or behavioral needs, but that is rare. You will know if your dog is one of those.

__REQUIREMENTS:___

__MEETING FIRST:___ I require a Meet and Greet. I'm very flexible on times for meeting and greeting, usually between 10am and nightfall, so feel free to come check us out. When you send me an inquiry ( any message, even a fake boarding request if Rover won't let you do anything else) and we have had contact, I can send you a Meet and Greet Request. In the Rover system it is difficult to contact without sending a reservation request. If you do and do not really want a reservation, don't worry, just say so and I won't accept it. It does NOT COST anything to meet. Rover does capture information for insurance and rather optimistic future billing purposes, but I DO NOT charge to meet you! A Meet and Greet is like a play-date for your dog, and takes 30-45 minutes. Longer if you really like to talk about dogs and pets, or if your dog is nervous and takes a while to unwind in a new place. It also builds confidence in your dog if they come back for a doggie vacay, because they have come before. It is crucial for us to meet and greet the dogs first, for safety's sake. I do not mind doing meet and greets with dogs even if you have no trip planned at all. It means if there is something that comes up, we know your dog will fit in. It is good to have a plan in case of some emergency, also. I may decline a meet and greet time if there are many guests here, or guests with special issues who might make your dog feel stressed on a first visit, and ask for another time. I want your dog's first impression to be a positive one. Understand that when your dog stays with me, this means there will never be a dog here with your dog who I have not carefully observed. I am selective about which dogs I combine, and the meetings help me know which dogs will get along. As I get to know the dogs more through their visits, I can work with them better and better. It is about keeping all the dogs safe, including your dog.

__REQUIREMENTS___

__VETTING___

I'm unwilling to accept adult intact (not fixed) dogs here, male or female. The dogs know the difference, and I have seen the behavior of my own dogs become markedly negative around them at dog parks. I have to put everyone's safety first. Dogs can be safely altered at 4 pounds of weight or 4 months of age, whichever comes first, (later for giant breed dogs who develop more slowly.) It's a health issue for the dog, a legal issue in Dallas, and usually tied to multiple behavior issues because of the hormones. If your dog is under 6 months, I may meet them and make a call on if it can work. If you have been putting it off, I'm glad to advise on good options/vets/clinics for getting it done or discuss more reasons or the details of the procedures if you are interested. It does not affect their development to neuter early, and "studies" that claim it does were done on such limited, inbred, regional groups that the data was flawed. Those done on large groups of unrelated dogs prove otherwise. If you have a permit to have an intact dog in Dallas, there are other people who accept those to board. Sometimes the responsible breeders board dogs they have sold.

I also ask that all dogs be on a ___FLEA AND TICK___ prevention from your vet. The over-the-counter stuff is not effective, especially here in the woods, during warm months. Ticks live around here. My yard is not the kind I can "just spray"...part of what makes it great for dogs. Since we are in Texas, ___HEARTWORM prevention___ is just a given part of pet care.

___4 OPTIONAL VACCINATIONS:___ Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, is like the flu, it mutates, so this is why it's recommended 2X a year for dogs. The vaccines are changed to reflect the current virus. Some vets say once a year. Up to you and your vet, but be sure your dog has had it. Another virus in my area is leptospirosis. This is transmitted by bacteria in the urine of wild animals. Dogs get exposed eating dirt or drinking from puddles. A neighbor lost a dog to this last year, so I mention it in case you want to be covered and get the vaccine. I do not have many puddles on the hill, but feel obliged to mention it. Strong, healthy dogs may not come down with it at all. It's 100% curable with antibiotics if caught in time. And some reactions to vaccines have be known to happen. So, you may want to discuss with your vet whether your particular dog is at risk, and what is best for YOUR dog. Many people do not vaccinate, feeling they can treat if there are any symptoms. Just know the symptoms if you think this is best for you. Optional: Canine Flu: This is making its way around America. Discuss with your vet the risks and whether you want to vaccinate. I have not heard of any cases in Dallas yet. Some dogs do move to Dallas from other states, and dogs travel. There are also vaccinations for snakebites. I have never seen venomous snakes in my yard, but all 4 kinds are present in Texas.

___ REQUIREMENTS___

AGE AND SIZE DETAILS___

DogVacay defined "puppies" as under 2 years old. Rover defines them as under 1 year old. I have to draw the line at __6 months__. All should be spayed or neutered, unless they are a giant breed pup. If your pet is that gray area: scheduled for a surgery but has not had it yet, I will be willing to meet the pet and watch behavior to determine if things will be okay. I expect your puppy to be potty trained or in the process.__ I'm no longer accepting new clients under 15 pounds.___ If your dog's size is in a grey area, we can discuss. If your small dog acts like a big dog and hangs around with them a lot, and is not on the furniture all the time, let me know. I have "grandfathered" in some old clients who are like this.

Small dogs need to be actually house trained - potty pads or peeing in your shower is not "house trained". Contrary to urban legend, being small does not mean they cannot control their bladders; ask your children or short friends about this issue.

___PREPARING your Dog:___

If your dog has never left your side, and your trip will be a long one, it is okay to have more than one "meet and greet", so your dog has been here with you a couple of times and may adjust more easily. Some clients do a trial night for especially anxious dogs, so we can see how things go. Crate training a dog can give him or her a sense of security and routine in a strange place. If your dog is crate trained, I encourage you to bring his or her "house". Some dogs seek this out in thunderstorms as well as bedtime. The transition is often made easier with a blanket, bedding, or an owner's shirt from home. Dogs who are used to sleeping with owners have a very hard time adjusting, and this can help. If your dog has never been away, and always sleeps with you, you can help prepare your dog for his or her Vacay by disallowing sleeping in the bed from time to time. Once they learn that even when this happens, you still love and value them the next day, it will be easier for them to sleep and adjust when you are gone. (In dog society, where one sleeps is a much bigger deal than with humans, so this really can help the dog be more confident in general) Getting your dog a bed that is placed next to yours may help, and that bed can come with your dog. In the case of a dog with severe anxiety who has actual panic attacks, it may be best to get with your vet and have something prescribed for the anxiety ahead of time, to help the dog adjust initially. Actual panic attacks put incredible strain on a dog's heart and immune system, as they involve: panting, pacing, drooling, and the inability to sit or sleep or eat for many hours or days. Dogs can safely take a number of drugs to help them avoid this suffering, just like humans who have panic attacks do.

__SPECIAL NEEDS:___

If your dog has special needs or problems, just let me know and we can discuss how best to accommodate them. Issues like poor bladder control, food aggression, or separation anxiety can all be handled... but it helps when I know up front and can be prepared. That is also safer for the dogs. In some cases, such as a recent surgery where a bandage needs changing, megaesophagus, a dog requires diapers, special walking, an e-collar, or other medical care, there may be a surcharge. Just giving most medication does not fall into this category..that's easy for me. Bringing up medical and extreme care conditions is only going to help the DOG. And this is about what is best for your dog. It will also help me know about scheduling your dog. If your dog needs a lot of medical TLC, I may avoiding booking with other dogs needing extra attention, so my time is not stretched thin, and I can give quality care to your pet. If your dog's experience is going to be identical to the one he or she will have at a vet, such as full time cage rest with bandaging or medication, then using a vet may be best, since it is psychologically hard for your dog to watch OTHER dogs having a good time here at my place.

___Of course, I want your business, but I also want the best thing for your DOG.___

If your vet has told you your dog needs to lose or gain weight, or your vet is too polite but you just know this, I am good helping with this, and can help you get a dog on a program while she or he is visiting. I am glad to share tips and tricks for helping get a dog of any age to a fit weight. I end up loving the dogs who stay here, and I want to keep seeing them for a long time! I'm very proud of several of my clients and their dogs who have gotten in great shape over time! Availability: I will try to make room for dogs I know based on their personalities and how they fit into a group. Once your dog is a "regular", this can happen for you, too.

__NOTE___Every 2 years or so, I may actually try to take a day or two off to do things in real life, like a real person.

____ First, PLEASE, schedule the essential Meet and Greet, and let me know the dates you are considering, (or if you are just looking for a good fit with no dates in mind) and I will check my home calendar to work with you. Regarding Meet and Greets, I'm very flexible with my schedule and will try to work with whatever time is best for you.

____Also, I don't have a "staff"_____ so please, let me know if you change your plans. I don't mind, but knowing allows me to schedule other things, like clients picking up or dropping off their dogs, a run to the pharmacy, or even a shower, etc without missing you.

___HOURS___as stated above, 8:30am til 11 pm

Morning hours are AFTER 8:30 am out of consideration to neighbors ( one is 89 years old) , and also so dogs here can eat breakfast. Many dogs refuse to eat when they get excited. They may vomit. No one needs that. Plan ahead and drop off the day or night before if you need earlier. Since I am a long drive for many, this can be less stressful anyway.

____Evening hours____ can be as late as 11:00 pm for pick ups, which have less barking. Again, be considerate and let me know the time you will be here so I can plan things like my meals, bedtime, and shower, etc.

I am not going to charge you for every hour over 24 hours, etc. But please, be considerate in your planning. (Some hosts charge like that, I don't want to be one of them, but this is how I make my living.)

FOR EXAMPLE, if you drop off at 8:30 am, plan to pick up before noon or consider tipping, because picking up at 11pm means your dog has been here much longer than 24 hours and may be overlapping other dogs who have arrived later. It's turning into daycare. If you drop off at 4pm, picking up at 4pm is perfect.

__MEET AND GREETS ___are best after 10 am and during daylight hours so you can see everything, and we can watch the dogs' body language.

___I can do LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS ONLY for repeat guests. New guests are going to need a meet and greet, and also I will be taking into consideration any dogs already booked for that time period. ___TRAINING:____ If your adult dog is not actually house trained, I can tell you how to do it and start a dog while he or she is here. There will be a daily $10 surcharge for potty training issues if they arise, because it can be very labor-intensive- more so in a place with many pets running around. If you keep it up at home, strictly, it will work and an adult can learn very quickly. You may be asked to bring a few things. Never puppy pads, though. Just discuss with me. A dog sometimes having an accident is not the same as a dog who is not housetrained. I know accidents happen.

At no charge, I do light training while a dog is in my care. Dogs learn all the time, so life with a dog is training the dog. I am glad to work with you on your dog's needs and what you can do. I am a bit more strict with dogs than many owners, but the dogs manage to have a good time and are safe. ____SOME kinds of training I cannot do here because I have guest dogs here and cannot do a lot of one-on-one work.___ When you pick up your pet, I may tell you a bit about what we worked on and how to reinforce at home.

___Thanks for deciding to give your dog the gift of a vacay! Dogs at home may spend time waiting for you to come back and being reminded of you by the home surroundings, but here, they don't know you are far away or not at home, and they tend to relax. You may want to meet with more than one host to be sure you get the right fit for your dog. I also like my regular clients to have a "back up" in case I am booked or truly unavailable. Of course, I hope every dog works out, but I also want what is best for each dog. I know that boarding your dog is a very important decision, and I welcome questions and concerns. ____Thank you for taking the time to read this and research for your dog. I hope to meet you and your dog soon.

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24/7 Drool-Worthy Expert CareWinnetka Heights, Dallas, TX

Flexible drop off and pick up hours of 10am-10pm. I have over 30 years experience owning and working with all types of animals, especially dogs, including several years as the supervisor of an upscale pet spa. Large, fun, safely fenced yard for your pooch to enjoy! Flexible hours, travel, and capable of housing multiple dogs at once. As I work from home I will be able to provide round the clock care for your pet(s). The reason I've never had an unhappy pup or owner leave my home is because I'm very careful which dogs I allow into my pack so that everyone feels loved, safe, engaged and always overjoyed to return. My requirements are: all dogs must be well socialized, house trained, spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, no aggressive dogs or breeds/mixes, no dogs in heat, and all dogs must be free of contagious diseases, fleas or ticks and parasites...no exceptions for the safety of other pets.

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Your Pups Vacation Destination!!Southwest Dallas, Dallas, TX

Hi, my name is Karen! I'm currently a stay at home mother of one. Our son Richard is going into the 5th grade and he enjoys playing baseball and spending time with his friends. Dog sitting is something I have always truly enjoyed, and as a pet owner myself for many years quality care and attentiveness is always my primary focus. Over the years, I've cared for a wide variety of different breeds of dogs and puppies. I believe every pup is very special in his or her own way and I especially enjoy getting to know each one and their individual, unique personality. I'm home throughout the day, which allows me the necessary time to take them on walks, play with, and supervise your pup(s) fully throughout their stay. Safety is always my top priority and in my care pups are always supervised and cared for as if they are a part of our family. When your pup(s) vacations with us in our home, you can rest easy knowing they will have a safe, fun, and interactive stay that's filled with daily activities, walks and plenty of play time to keep their tails wagging until your return!

I'm flexible with meet & greets as well as drop-off and pick-up times. If your looking for convenience or running short on time, drop-off & pick-up round trip service is also available. I'm always just a call or message away!

Ask me how to save 20$ off your first Rover stay!!

Business Hours

- Dog Boarding drop off & pick up hours - (7am - 10pm)

- Doggy Day care drop off & pick up hours - (7am - 10pm)

- Drop In Visit(s) hours - (7am-10pm)

**Hosting dogs up to 75 lbs**

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All dogs wanted, dependable sitterNorth Richland Hills, TX

I am a mom of a 19 year old- daughter. I am also a mom of one dogs and one cat. I have always had animals. Growing up I had a pot belly pig to birds to chickens. I will take care of your babies like they were my own. I would want full details of there routine and eating habits and if they are on any medicine. No details are too small, the more I know the better the visits. I would give them my full attention and try to keep them happy while there parents are out of town. I can also take your fur babies to the dog park or on walks, they have my full attention. I love to visit & meet new fur babies.

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Enjoying Life with Bundles of FurSouthwest, Arlington, TX

Our home is full of paw prints old and new! We run around with a high energy Labrador Lola, and German Shepherd Sammy, and a Playful Pitbull Mix Molly, and cuddling cats Tank. Playtime is a must! And they love to play with with friends... They love their friends and their sleepovers, and we love to see them happy! We are the go-to for caring for our family and friends pets, and we want to be yours too! We are true animal lovers, and if we could care for them all we would, but since space and time is limited we share all the love we have with yours! We have lots of space to run, lots of toys to play, and a whole of love to give.

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Tamara's review on Aug 16, 2019

Sue takes such good care of my puppy! He is so excited to see her every morning. It’s adorable.

She also adheres to the commands that we are using with our pup.

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Emily's review on Sep 02, 2019

Our regular sitter was unavailable so Beth and Will were recommended. They came for a meet and greet and then watched our dogs while we were returning from our honeymoon. Would definitely use again!

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Hannah's review on Nov 14, 2019

Esther was absolutely phenomenal. She boarded my dog while I went back home and I know she was well taken care of. She constantly sent me updates of how she was doing and great pictures. Highly recommend and I will definitely go back to her again if I ever to!

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Evelia's review on Dec 29, 2019

We have used Vania before, she always takes great care of our fur babies. Highly recommend!

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Barb's review on Feb 10, 2020

Shelley is absolutely the best! Have used her several times. So caring !!!

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Eric's review on Feb 11, 2020

Michael is great! Great communicator and takes great care of my dog, Pickle. I would recommend anyone with a dog that is looking for someone to board but not sure where to start to give Michael a chance.

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Kevin's review on May 04, 2020

As always, thank you Nicol! It's great too know our pups are well taken care of when we go out of town!!

Linda
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Brandon's review on Jun 10, 2020

Blaze had a great time with Linda!! I saw and felt the excitement with all the photos she made sure to send! Will definitely book with her again!!

Sue
(149)

Tamara's review on Aug 16, 2019

Sue takes such good care of my puppy! He is so excited to see her every morning. It’s adorable.

She also adheres to the commands that we are using with our pup.

Esther
(149)

Hannah's review on Nov 14, 2019

Esther was absolutely phenomenal. She boarded my dog while I went back home and I know she was well taken care of. She constantly sent me updates of how she was doing and great pictures. Highly recommend and I will definitely go back to her again if I ever to!

Shelly
(194)

Barb's review on Feb 10, 2020

Shelley is absolutely the best! Have used her several times. So caring !!!

Nicole
(261)

Kevin's review on May 04, 2020

As always, thank you Nicol! It's great too know our pups are well taken care of when we go out of town!!

Beth and Will
(149)

Emily's review on Sep 02, 2019

Our regular sitter was unavailable so Beth and Will were recommended. They came for a meet and greet and then watched our dogs while we were returning from our honeymoon. Would definitely use again!

Vania
(169)

Evelia's review on Dec 29, 2019

We have used Vania before, she always takes great care of our fur babies. Highly recommend!

Michael
(242)

Eric's review on Feb 11, 2020

Michael is great! Great communicator and takes great care of my dog, Pickle. I would recommend anyone with a dog that is looking for someone to board but not sure where to start to give Michael a chance.

Linda
(413)

Brandon's review on Jun 10, 2020

Blaze had a great time with Linda!! I saw and felt the excitement with all the photos she made sure to send! Will definitely book with her again!!

Sue
(149)

Tamara's review on Aug 16, 2019

Sue takes such good care of my puppy! He is so excited to see her every morning. It’s adorable.

She also adheres to the commands that we are using with our pup.

Shelly
(194)

Barb's review on Feb 10, 2020

Shelley is absolutely the best! Have used her several times. So caring !!!

Beth and Will
(149)

Emily's review on Sep 02, 2019

Our regular sitter was unavailable so Beth and Will were recommended. They came for a meet and greet and then watched our dogs while we were returning from our honeymoon. Would definitely use again!

Michael
(242)

Eric's review on Feb 11, 2020

Michael is great! Great communicator and takes great care of my dog, Pickle. I would recommend anyone with a dog that is looking for someone to board but not sure where to start to give Michael a chance.

Esther
(149)

Hannah's review on Nov 14, 2019

Esther was absolutely phenomenal. She boarded my dog while I went back home and I know she was well taken care of. She constantly sent me updates of how she was doing and great pictures. Highly recommend and I will definitely go back to her again if I ever to!

Nicole
(261)

Kevin's review on May 04, 2020

As always, thank you Nicol! It's great too know our pups are well taken care of when we go out of town!!

Vania
(169)

Evelia's review on Dec 29, 2019

We have used Vania before, she always takes great care of our fur babies. Highly recommend!

Linda
(413)

Brandon's review on Jun 10, 2020

Blaze had a great time with Linda!! I saw and felt the excitement with all the photos she made sure to send! Will definitely book with her again!!

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