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Your pup is our pup! LOVE!Bethesda, MD

Ming and the CARE Family!

Shortly after being born (about 2 hours or so) I knew I loved animals. I adopted my first dog who taught me so much about myself and how to be a better person and help me understand dogs. She was believed to be non-intelligent dog, however, she could learn any trick I could think of in less than 5 minutes. She passed in 2009. After she passed I vowed to myself that I would do what I could to help and give a voice to animals. Since then I have been working, supporting, and helping animals and organizations to better the lives of animals.

My experience includes over 25 years of animal care along with dog training, rehabilitating domesticated/feral/wild dogs, dogs with behavioral problems, vet experience and experience with various other animals including cats, ferrets, hedgehogs, turtles, rabbits, chinchillas, and birds.

I currently work and volunteer for Capital Animal Rescue and Environmental Foundation, Taiwan SPCA as well as other organizations. I also have experience at a vet clinic assisting with hundreds of surgeries and medical treatment for dogs and cats. In just one typical day at the clinic, I would assist with surgeries and treatments on average for 40 dogs and cats. I gained a wealth of experience through volunteering with the vet which I thoroughly enjoyed.

About my family: We ALL love dogs!!!! If my family and friends didn't, they wouldn't live with me! Everyone loves to help out and cuddle the pups. We work as a team and have a well organized system in watching the pups. We strive to provide the greatest cuddling service possible. There are many of us that live in the house and work together to provide our furry guest the best vacation stay possible. We love when the pups are happy and that makes us even happier. We live in bliss with all the pups! Come meet the family!

I offer a spacious open home for all furry guest. The home is the purfect home for your pet. There is almost always someone around to hang out, play and relax with your pet. Training available upon request (additional). All cute pups (they are all cute pups to me no matter what their age, breed or looks are!) will get lots of love, exercise, and playtime. All pups will also be spoiled if allowed and if you don't allow it, It'll just be between me and your pup :-) . I will only crate your pet upon request. I prefer the animals to have the run of the house and to be completely relaxed as if they were at home.

Important notes:

1. All dogs have to be cute! (in my book, all animals are cute so that's an easy one!) We take all kinds of pups!

2. Bring food, treats, collar, leash, DOG TAGS and favorite toys.

3. Relax the dog prior to arrival by taking him/her on a long long long walk/run. Make sure they’ve pee'd and pooped already.

4. Please mention any quirks your pup may have, IE: marking, biting, barking, aggression, doesn't like car rides, terrified, ect... Don't worry because I will still take them in if I can. I just need to know what I'm working with and how to help them.

5. Preferred CHECK IN/OUT TIME before 9am and after 7pm. If we need to make other arrangements just let me know.

6. Make sure your dog is clean and groomed. No super stinky pups. I like to cuddle them (if they like of course) and I like to stay clean too. Please brush/furminate them if you can. Much appreciated.

Please note that I take care of many dogs throughout the stay. I believe dogs and animals should live and socialize in a safe pack in order to keep them healthy and happy. You can see in my pictures how all the dogs, foster animals, cats, and chinchillas, and birds all get along with each other.

Holiday rates in affect during the weeks of any Federal Holidays and June Through August.

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Happy Home = Happy DogsKalorama, Washington, DC

I specialize in small to medium size breeds! (30 lbs or less with a few exceptions ;)

I love getting to know new dogs. I am happy to share my happy home with dogs. I am a product designer who works from home in Kalorama area with two assistants. I have two dogs of my own, Taylor & Toto. (Both were rescue!)

I live in award winning 3,300 sq ft home, with 600 sq ft deck, and hardwood floors throughout. (Named as "TEN GREAT HOMES" in DC area by Washingtonian Magazine.) Your dog(s) will be roaming free through out the home. There are a lot of areas nearby for walks and play as well. I'll do everything possible to make you comfortable with having your dog(s) in my care.

Rest assured that your pup will be in great hands with me! I love sharing my happy home with your dog. Happy home = Happy Dogs.

PLEASE NOTE: No 1/2 day rate for daycare. (daycare - up to 10 hours) Sorry, but if 12 hours or more will be considering as overnight.

Drop off/ Pick up: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm.

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Shuli's 5-Star Bethesda ResortBETHESDA, MD

I have loved and cared for dogs for over 30 years.

We have a large house, and now that our kids are off to college, there is a lot of room.

I only take small to medium size dogs. Maximum of 40 lbs.

Our own dog, Max, who is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has been with us for 13 years, and has recently passed away. Our home is suited for smaller dogs, as we allow them to play wherever they like.

They are welcome to sleep wherever they are comfortable from our bedroom, to the sunroom to the basement. They are greeted promptly and warmly in the morning with whatever routine they may have.

While we understand that an accident may happen, we only host dogs who are house trained.

We have a very quiet neighborhood not far from Maplewood Park, and I will walk your dog 3-4 times a day.

Our vet, is a 3 minute walk from our house (just in case)

IMPORTANT:

The first step is to send me a message via Rover about your dog(s), breed, size, age, and the dates of your planned reservation. I'm known for responding quickly. We can talk by phone first, or via Rover messaging, to set up a Meet and Greet if we think we're a good match. After the Meet and Greet, we'll set up your reservation if all goes well.

I have been caring for dogs for over 30 years, and love every dog dearly.

I treat all of our guest dogs the same way I treat Max, with love and care.

I look forward to caring for your dog!

Policy for weekend or one or two night stays:

If your dog arrives early in the morning for drop off and leaves late in the day/evening for pick up, there will be a $25 day charge added as a custom quote. This policy is only for the very short stays and will not effect stays longer than three or more days.

Thank you for understanding.

Please note that I REQUIRE a meet-n-greet for any first-time guest PRIOR to approving any stays.

About my yard

Our backyard is not fenced. We have 2 decks that are fenced, and I take the dogs to the nearby park.

My experience administering medication

I am able and willing to administer oral medication.

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Amy 
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Rover 101
I can come to you for pick up!Springfield, VA

My husband and I both grew up with dogs, so the number of years of experience is a bit of a misnomer. We've had dogs of our own as part of our now nuclear family of five for about five years, but both of our families growing up always had dogs (we just weren't 100% responsible for them). Most recently we rescued a (senior) lab more than a year ago from City Dog Rescue, and installed a 4-foot high fence for her to have a safe place to roam. But she is older and pretty mellow, so she doesn't really take as much advantage of our spacious yard as she could! We have rescued several dogs over the years, so we have likely dealt with any issues you may have experienced with your own dogs (to include shyness, excessive "feistiness" and dog reactivity). We are flexible and understand plans change, and just want to try to help out fellow dog owners as we know owning them can be pricey!

I have travel crates for both small and large (up to about 80-90 lbs) dogs, so I can come to you if necessary. I don't work outside of the home because of our youngest kiddo, so your dog would have companionship much of the day, save the hour or two of errands here and there. We will respect your own dog rules (etc. while our own dog is trained not to sit on furniture, we allow other dogs on the couch/bed, etc if that is what they are used to).

Our dog is a little picky and takes more warming up to larger dogs, which is why we only host smaller/medium-sized dogs. She just requires a slow, proper introduction. Smaller dogs do not tend to pose an issue for her.

Please note that since we do have young children, we cannot accept dogs that have shown aggression toward children.

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Ada 
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Rover 101
Energetic Dog Lover!Silver Spring, MD

We are licensed through Montgomery County Animal Control

We are a family household with an adorable Pug named Napoleon and a Chug mix named Rascal who is new to the family! We own our family owned facility out of the comfort of our home and we've had dogs all our lives. In addition we've taken care of friends and family's dogs for years while they've been on vacation or on business trips. It's our passion to provide a loving environment where your fur child will feel at ease while in a home setting away from home.

We are very familiar with most breeds and temperaments and know how to deal with anxiety, attachment issues and high energy fur babies.

Please allow us the opportunity to care for your fur baby, he/she will be in great hands. We are sure to send the fur kids home happy and tired!

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE REQUIRE MEET AND GREETS FOR NEW POTENTIAL FUR GUEST. We require this to ensure the safety of your pet as well as our existing fur guests. During the meet and greet, we evaluate the temperament prior to having them stay us since we normally have about 10 dogs in our care at any given time.

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-DAYCARE ($35)-

*This price includes up to 9.5 hours of care. Daycare includes one walk and 2 playtime sessions in our fenced-in yard at least twice each day for approximately 15-30 minutes weather permitting.

-EXTENDED DAYCARE-

*Extended daycare- Care exceeding 9.5 hours. Each hour passed the 9.5 hours of daycare incurs a $5 fee. For example, if your pup stays with us for 10.5 hours of daycare, then the rate would be $40 instead of $35.

**Because of the difference in price for normal daycare vs. extended daycare, we require that our clients specify drop off and pick up times prior to confirming the reservation.**

-BOARDING ($48)-

*Boarding includes two walks and three playtime sessions each day in our fenced in yard!

-WHEN YOU PICK UP AND DROP OFF-

*If you plan to pick up your pup more than three hours passed the time you dropped him/her off, a $30 dollar daycare fee must be added to the reservation prior to confirming. For example: if you drop off your pup at 8am and pick him/her up at 3pm, then a $30 dollar fee will be added onto the reservation. Because of this, we require that drop off and pick up times be announced prior to confirming the reservation. This applies if we pick up and drop off your pup as well.

-WHEN WE PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION (40)-

*One way transportation-$20

*Roundtrip transportation-$40

Our goal is to send you home with a happy, healthy and tired pup!

Thank you very much for considering our home for your beloved family pet

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Warm Colonial Home Welcome All PupsAnnandale, VA

Hi everyone! We are a recently married couple who just bought a single family home in Annandale. We absolutely love dogs and our own just recently passed away. We aren't ready to rescue another but we thought we would ease ourselves in the process by looking after other dogs!

Let me tell you a little about our family: I work from home Monday - Friday and will be the main caretakers of the pups. I generally take the pups out for a walk in our local park, Holmes Run Park, three times a day. If your dog isn't comfortable with walks, we can let them out in our fully fenced in yard. We live in a single family home so they will have access to the entire house and yard! Belly rubs, TV, radio, and squirrel chasing all inclusive! ;) My husband also works from home two days a week and will help with walks!

Thank you for considering us! We would love to pamper your pup and be a part of their home away from home!

Drop off and pickup times: anytime between 8am - 11pm

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OPEN COVID 19 SAFE & SECUREGroveton, Alexandria, VA

Home full time, large fenced in yard.

We have a wonderful setup where you can drop your pups off on our enclosed porch and pick them up the same way with social distancing between humans for both doggy day care and overnight stays. We have made extremely limited grocery runs and are well equipped with sanitizers and masks. Give us a call, we are here to love and look after your pups!

We are part of the original group of DogVacay hosts that joined the company in 2012. We are at home during the day and we dedicate all of our time to care for your fur kids. We have a large fenced yard of nearly an acre that is perfect for a dog vacation. Our two resident miniature poodles have a wonderful life meeting and playing with new visitors daily.

If we are shown as unavailable you might still want to check with us about availability, it could be a calendar drop off/pick up scheduling adjustment.

We will not accept aggressive dogs. We definitely require a meet and greet before accepting bookings. Please do not send booking requests until we have had a meet and greet.

We are ideally situated, three miles from Old Town Alexandria, six miles from Mt. Vernon and 10 miles from Washington DC.

We adore dogs and feel special that we are able to look after and love them while their parents are away.The pups have the run of the house, we are tenants.

We try to limit our guests to a maximum of five per day.and try to limit our intake of large dogs to one per visit. We will inform guests at the time of booking what other dogs we will be hosting with their pet so that they feel comfortable with the guest list.

During warmer weather they are free to roam inside and out and they love our routine and space. They sleep in human beds with us, if allowed. We never crate dogs and will only do so if requested by the owners.

Rates and Times:

Pick up and drop off is 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Major holidays and the three days immediately before and after the holiday will be billed at a rate of $50 per day.

Puppies under two years of age and elderly dogs might have higher rates and will be taken under consideration.

Please include your drop off and pick up times in your booking request and check with us for availability even if our calendar is marked full.

We have a general pet questionnaire and a policy form which we will e mail to you that should be brought back when you drop off your dog.

We would love to meet you!

Beverley, Chip, Arabia and Xolani

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Fond of all animalsStadium-Armory, Washington, DC

Hi everyone!

This message is intended for my repeat clients and potential new ones.

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This has been a long time coming... I finally signed a commercial lease for two new restaurants and a bar and we've started construction so my days of dog watching will be coming to an end sadly. Thank you for choosing me as your sitter over the years! :)

I may be available to help out on a case by case basis so feel free to inquire!

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I live in a 3800 square foot spacious Capitol Hill home. The 3rd floor is dedicated to the dogs where they have open access to a large outdoor terrace.

I have over 20+ years of experience watching, fostering & taking care of pets. I’ve watched thousands of dogs since joining Rover.com nearly four years ago & have been ranked a top sitter by Rover!

WHAT TO PACK:

Just the essentials. Less is better to make it easier for everyone!

* leash, food in a large ziploc bag, medicine, poop bags, treats

* please be courteous and ensure your pet is clean & brushed prior to arriving

* No need for crates, toys or bowls - I have plenty!

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Drop offs & pickups can be scheduled Monday to Friday 10am-7pm. Saturday to Sunday by appointment only.

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Please be considerate of the appointment time & let me know if there will be any delays as I keep a tight schedule for dependable dog care. Those that arrive more than 15 minutes late will be subject to a $20 late arrival fee.

Thank you!

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Doggie HeavenArlington View, Arlington, VA

In 2017 I rated in the top 100 dog sitters out of over 160,000 thousands of dog sitters in America and Canada, based upon my repeat customers and thier awesome reviews of the dogs stays - it all speaks for itself. I was simply honored to receive this recognition in January of 2018 from Rover. Thank you to my regular repeat clientele and my new clientele for this distinguished honor. Without you, I wouldn’t have achieved it. Hours for drop off and pick ups are Monday through Thursday between 7:30AM to 8:00PM and Friday through Sunday from 9AM to 9PM and on holidays, however I do make exceptions. Drop offs prior or after, please book an additional day, unless your InnerCircle or VIP or will pay for a surcharge to drop off before or after which is an additional daycare rate. You must specifically state your drop off time and pickup times in your initial inquiry or request. Senior citizens get free courtesy pickups and drop offs within 1-2 miles from my home. Pickup and drop off times are done out of respect to all other pickups, drop offs the neighborhood and customers who pay for pick ups and drop offs. Your pups and or fur babies will get the best care here when they stay with me, hands down and I’ll treat them like they are mine and part of the family!!! All earnings go to support my 5301(c) for veteran suicide prevention and those that are suicide survivors a separate 5301(c) for those left behind. Something that is near and dear to my heart. Finally PLEASE ensure your dogs nails are trimmed it is for the health of your pup most importantly. Please ensure the coats are brushed and cleaned, that they use the bathroom before they come onto my front yard, especially so there are no accidents in the house. Please refrain them from using the bathroom out front on the lawn or bushes, as an area is across the street that is perfect for that and don’t have them going on my neighbors property out of respect. Typically they are marking their territory when at a new place the first time. I have plenty of bowls and beds unless they have allergies or are attached to a bed, toy or blsnket. Please bring their food and and two extra days food just in case you get delayed on your trip home. Benson my dog is a social butterfly and hasn’t met a dog he hasn’t liked, however he will howl for a few minutes however it goes away in a few minutes. So we can do a meet and greet or if your in a pinch I can do a last minute booking, both have turned out to be great experiences so never worry either way both have had great stats either way. Can’t wait to meet you and your pup!!! Finally my rates are already set for two dog discounts, longer stays, however over holidays the rate is surcharged. I do not negotiate my rates unless your going away for a long vacation ( three weeks, a month or more, for one dog or two, and since Rover doesn’t have a three dog rate, I do offer a custom quote for those pup parents that gave three or four pups, so please inquire). Finally you’ll tell me that you’re dog is low maintenance however until they have stayed here before I’ll have no basis, as my dog Benson is a gem and low maintenance however he’s not always like that when I go away, just FYI. Finally if your dog is shy or doesn’t play well with others, this may not be the place for him or her. If you plan in advance for your vacation or business trip, have your pups come for daycare as it’s a great way for them to be adjusted to staying here.

Don’t have time for a meet and greet? Want to ensure your dog is adjusted to being here, book a few overnight stays or daycares so when they come to stay for 5-21 days or more, they feel at home here while you are away.

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A Doggy Shangri-LaAlexandria, VA

Hi there, I'm Nicole and welcome to Doggy Shangri-La. When your dog stays with me they can enjoy a beautiful, peaceful home away from home. I can't wait to meet both of you.

In our home your dog can roam freely from room to room and spend time in a family environment where they will be treated just like our own dogs. They can curl up in front of our fireplace on a cold winter night or stretch out under a shady tree on a lazy summer day. If your pup feels like they just need a minute to themselves, thats not a problem. We have a private suite where they can relax on a plush dog bed with a peanut butter Kong. We also have a very large yard shaded by white oak trees that keep our secure fenced in area cool. When it's hot your dog can enjoy nice bowls of ice water. This yard is doggy paradise, it's littered with bones, jolly balls, frisbees, tennis balls and of course lots sticks if they like a natural touch!

My husband and I have been caring for dogs for over 20 years. We love all breeds whether pure or mixed. We also have been volunteering for a local rescue for German Shepherds for over a year now. We have fostered 32 dogs in total and have helped them find their forever homes. We have experience with separation anxiety, post op care, toy aggression, and dog aggression. We have three pups ourselves, two German Shepherds and a Great Dane who love to meet and play with new friends.

We can't wait to meet you and your furry friend. Please reach out to me if you'd like to set up a meet and greet.

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Thom
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Sandra's review on May 20, 2019

I have used Thom’s services twice now and was impressed with his professionalism. He is obviously very experienced and loves dogs! I’ll definitely be booking him again. Thanks Thom!

Cendy
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Jack's review on May 22, 2019

My go-to sitter. Reliable and communicative and, most importantly, my dog always has a blast.

Candice
(305)

Cynthia's review on Sep 19, 2019

So great! She looked after our puppy for one night and was a total lifesaver. Highly recommend!

Kelly
(234)

Teah's review on Feb 14, 2020

Kelly is so great! She has been super consistent on every drop in, always sent me cute pictures of my cats, and is very responsive. I will definitely be booking her in the future for short or long trips!

Shuli
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Sue's review on Feb 24, 2020

As always. Shuli is the best! We were far far away for 12 days and it was totally stress free because I knew Molly was in Shuli’s competent hands being loved and cared for and most importantly,

being walked with all her furry friend’s! Thank Shuli..see you soon.

Supon
(804)

Kathryn's review on Mar 16, 2020

Supon was great! Very responsive and Oscar loved his stay. I would highly recommend booking for overnight or daytime pet sitting.

Beverley & Chip
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Lisa's review on Mar 17, 2020

Bob loved his doggie vacay at Beverley and Chip’s house! He enjoyed meeting and playing with his new furry friends and even made him forget to miss his mommy! He can’t wait to go back for another visit.

Thank you for taking such good care of my Bob while I was away!

Cindy
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Karen's review on Mar 18, 2020

This was our first time using Rover.com. Cindy took great care of our dog. She was easy to communicate with and sent photos in he evening and morning. We will contact her for our next trip. Thanks Cindy!

Thom
(292)

Sandra's review on May 20, 2019

I have used Thom’s services twice now and was impressed with his professionalism. He is obviously very experienced and loves dogs! I’ll definitely be booking him again. Thanks Thom!

Candice
(305)

Cynthia's review on Sep 19, 2019

So great! She looked after our puppy for one night and was a total lifesaver. Highly recommend!

Shuli
(686)

Sue's review on Feb 24, 2020

As always. Shuli is the best! We were far far away for 12 days and it was totally stress free because I knew Molly was in Shuli’s competent hands being loved and cared for and most importantly,

being walked with all her furry friend’s! Thank Shuli..see you soon.

Beverley & Chip
(414)

Lisa's review on Mar 17, 2020

Bob loved his doggie vacay at Beverley and Chip’s house! He enjoyed meeting and playing with his new furry friends and even made him forget to miss his mommy! He can’t wait to go back for another visit.

Thank you for taking such good care of my Bob while I was away!

Cendy
(236)

Jack's review on May 22, 2019

My go-to sitter. Reliable and communicative and, most importantly, my dog always has a blast.

Kelly
(234)

Teah's review on Feb 14, 2020

Kelly is so great! She has been super consistent on every drop in, always sent me cute pictures of my cats, and is very responsive. I will definitely be booking her in the future for short or long trips!

Supon
(804)

Kathryn's review on Mar 16, 2020

Supon was great! Very responsive and Oscar loved his stay. I would highly recommend booking for overnight or daytime pet sitting.

Cindy
(439)

Karen's review on Mar 18, 2020

This was our first time using Rover.com. Cindy took great care of our dog. She was easy to communicate with and sent photos in he evening and morning. We will contact her for our next trip. Thanks Cindy!

Thom
(292)

Sandra's review on May 20, 2019

I have used Thom’s services twice now and was impressed with his professionalism. He is obviously very experienced and loves dogs! I’ll definitely be booking him again. Thanks Thom!

Shuli
(686)

Sue's review on Feb 24, 2020

As always. Shuli is the best! We were far far away for 12 days and it was totally stress free because I knew Molly was in Shuli’s competent hands being loved and cared for and most importantly,

being walked with all her furry friend’s! Thank Shuli..see you soon.

Cendy
(236)

Jack's review on May 22, 2019

My go-to sitter. Reliable and communicative and, most importantly, my dog always has a blast.

Supon
(804)

Kathryn's review on Mar 16, 2020

Supon was great! Very responsive and Oscar loved his stay. I would highly recommend booking for overnight or daytime pet sitting.

Candice
(305)

Cynthia's review on Sep 19, 2019

So great! She looked after our puppy for one night and was a total lifesaver. Highly recommend!

Beverley & Chip
(414)

Lisa's review on Mar 17, 2020

Bob loved his doggie vacay at Beverley and Chip’s house! He enjoyed meeting and playing with his new furry friends and even made him forget to miss his mommy! He can’t wait to go back for another visit.

Thank you for taking such good care of my Bob while I was away!

Kelly
(234)

Teah's review on Feb 14, 2020

Kelly is so great! She has been super consistent on every drop in, always sent me cute pictures of my cats, and is very responsive. I will definitely be booking her in the future for short or long trips!

Cindy
(439)

Karen's review on Mar 18, 2020

This was our first time using Rover.com. Cindy took great care of our dog. She was easy to communicate with and sent photos in he evening and morning. We will contact her for our next trip. Thanks Cindy!

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