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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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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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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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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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I need work!! Walking daily!!!!!!Centreville, VA

I cannot express how grateful I am for you allowing me to care for your pets! My husband, Brian and I are both reliable and take great pride in owning our own business.

We are still in Centreville and looking for property in the “country”.....we will keep you posted if we find a new property with land. With this new property, we want to be able to still have the home away from home feel and offer more for you so you will want to have your dogs stay with us. Open, spaces to run and play...Dog baths, pick up and drop offs, longer dog walks off the beaten path—trails and safe zones. Always on leash unless on our fenced in property. And offer open spaces for sleep—trying to get away from crating dogs at night, but still trying to figure out how to make sure safety is #1 priority. We ultimately want a home away from home experience.

Please help us stay alive until then, we are so worried that we will lose our clients and have to start over completely.

We are hoping to be in new place by June 2021, Then you better believe I will be back to fostering pups, boarding and dog daycare! I cannot wait to be back in business at my new location. Please tell your friends and family about us, we are always open to discuss anything you have questions about or any worries you may have. Also, what a pleasure it will be to have you come visit and see our new place. I imagine we need a King size bed for all the dogs...they all like to sleep in our bed. ❤️

Sending much love to you and your family. YOU all have made me successful. ❤️

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Away from Home Heaven for your Dog!Ashburn, VA

Our family lives in a single house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. It has a nice fenced in backyard with lots of grass to run and 2 self closing gates. The rear one opens to the neighborhood walking trails. It also has a large upper deck (best squirrel/rabbits "watch tower" ever). Its gate when closed allows for that space to become a free roaming extension of the kitchen. There is no carpeting on the main (beside a few rugs) and 2nd level so it is easy to keep our floors sanitary in case of accidents.

Nutella is our 8 year old female Airedale (approx. 50lb). We adopted her 7 years ago from a rescue group. She is playful and looking forward to meeting her new playmate! Bring your dog's favorite toys and bed/crate or use ours. She doesn't mind! No extra charge for playtime in our household for sure.

She gets 2 daily walks of around 1/2h either with me or our 2 college kids when they are home. My husband takes over on the weekend for much longer ones. They like to exercise together!

I have a part time job with the summer off and my husband works most days from home. We understand that dogs don't like to be alone and always keep those times to a minimum. When it happens, Nutella has free range of the first floor and our master bedroom even though she is also crate trained.

Over the years we have hosted many of our friends' dogs and I always believed this is the best environment for our pets while traveling and being away. A home away from home. I was so pleased to find a website and service which promotes that philosophy for pet owners in our area. Our experience with DogVacay and now Rover is growing and we have been enjoying every minute of it! Lots of dogs have come through our doors these past 4+ years and repeat customers are the best as we get to see our favorite dogs again.

Cant wait to get to know your pet and make him/her part of our family!

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I am a dog lover and responsible.Fairfax, VA

I have grown up with dogs my entire life. I currently have a beautiful, friendly, and healthy 12- year-old lemon beagle named Nemo. I have also taken care of dogs and cats for friends and family when they are away. I am a mother of two young men who are willing to help, so your pet will never be left alone. I will treat your pet as my own and make sure that he or she are comfortable, happy, and secure.

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Your Dog Will Feel Right At Home!Springfield, VA

Hello! My name is Erika. I have been caring for animals for many years. I absolutely adore all animals!

I am familiar with many dog breeds and my list will only continue to grow! I have cared for dogs and cats of all ages with different needs such as injected/oral medication, special diets, etc.

I live in a large family home and have a large 7ft tall fenced in yard to accommodate your dog. We have a doggy door and your dog is allowed to come in/out as they like. 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 one of our own! He or she will be a part of my family while staying at our home. My dog, Whisky, loves to play and make new friends. He can be super playful and active but knows when to leave a dog alone if they don't want to play with him. Don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have!

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Flexible, Professional Pet LoverTyson's Corner, VA

I am a lifetime pet owner and would love to take care of your pet while you're away. I've taken care of cats, dogs, lizards, fish, and I'm comfortable with just about any critter. I understand that pets are members of the family and that it makes many pets feel more comfortable to be cared for in their own homes, and I'm willing to travel in the DC metro area to take care of your pet. I live in Arlington with my dog, Patty the Puggle. My service range spans the DC metro area and I am usually available for holidays.

I have experience caring for dogs and cats of all sizes and energy levels, as well as special needs and senior animals. I have adopted every dog I have ever had, many with unique health or behavioral conditions, and several of my pets over the years have taken regular oral medication. I'm very understanding of each animal's differences and needs and can accommodate accordingly. I am happy to discuss your pet's needs and habits in more detail.

When I take care of your pets, you can be sure that I will treat them like family. Whether your dog is used to long walks, short potty breaks or afternoons in the dog park, my goal is to make sure they're happy and healthy while you're away.

I am also happy to care for other pets if you happen to have non-canine companions. Note that for cats, the rate is $20 per visit (non-holidays) with an additional $5 charge per additional cat. Rates for additional dogs are listed on the rate summary. Rates for other pets can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Contact me for more information or to set up a time to chat about your pets' needs.

First-time clients are also eligible for a discount on their first stay. Contact me for details!

Other info about me: my mom is a professional rally/agility trainer and one of my dogs has served as a therapy dog.

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Doggie's Dream Vacation Location!Fairfax, VA

Hello - my name is Serena and I am blessed to have the best job in the whole wide world! I get to spend my days and evenings being surrounded by dogs and spending nearly every waking hour when its above freezing with them in my large fully fenced in garden which is set on twenty acres of woodland. Our house is open plan with doggie doors providing 24-7 access to the back garden with water bowls, tennis balls and toys to be found in nearly every corner! Throughout the summer your doggies get to swim every day if they want to and they are always fully chaperoned at all times!

I pride myself on treating your dog like my own when they are staying with me and they are loved and played with and cuddled just as much as they want! Like I said - I truly believe I have the best job in the world! Be they young, old, frail or full of energy - we love them all and do our absolute best to make sure they get all the love, attention and fun in the world when they are staying with us!

I have been surrounded by dogs my whole life whilst I grew up in England and then emigrated to the USA in the mid 1990's and I feel I have a great understanding of how they think. I always offer a complimentary "visit" for a few hours to familiarize both the parents and the dog with their upcoming vacation home - the comfort of both you and your dog is my primary objective in all cases.

My other passions in life include rescuing English Springer Spaniels in association with MAESSR and my whole family take such pride and joy in rehabilitating a lost soul and sending them out to their forever families healthy, happy and ready to live their life filled with happiness, cuddles and tennis balls!

Feel free to come around and meet my husband Eddy and I along with our three teenage children - we would love to meet you too!

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Paula
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Toni's review on May 31, 2016

WOW! Whenever we go away we know Molly is in great hands with Paula! See sends us text messages and pics daily! When we picked Molly up Paula had given her a bath~she was sooo soft and smelled sooo good too! Thanks Paula for all of your special care for our special Molly :)

Toni & Jeff

Heather
(225)

Laura's review on Feb 06, 2020

My cat was taken care of for the weekend and I was pleased with her services! Just would have liked a few more good photos of my cat!

Serena
(215)

Maya's review on Feb 13, 2020

Serena was so great with my rescue. Bella can be shy around new people but she was comfortable almost immediately in Serena’s home! She was able to get lots of exercise and playtime in, and I got a lot of great photos and updates while away. We will definitely use Serena again!

Meredith
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Angela's review on Feb 17, 2020

Meredith has done a great job checking in on my cat! I look forward to seeing all the pictures she takes. She’s been helpful for last minute bookings. Even fed my fish when I didn’t ask her to. She’s wonderful!

judy
(167)

Shelley's review on Feb 24, 2020

Judy was easy to work with and sent pictures to us and updated us. Our dog seemed happy and healthy after the stay. We would definitely use her again.

Shuli
(685)

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.

Emily
(321)

Megan's review on Feb 28, 2020

Emily is the greatest! We have had to audible our plans and she has been more than flexible. We are so happy our dog loves Emily and her house and family so much. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Erika
(188)

David's review on Mar 11, 2020

Erika did a great job watching Suki. I got regular updates with pictures and she even reached out to me to let me know Suki wasn't eating one day. Totally normal for this dog. Thank you Erika!

Paula
(208)

Toni's review on May 31, 2016

WOW! Whenever we go away we know Molly is in great hands with Paula! See sends us text messages and pics daily! When we picked Molly up Paula had given her a bath~she was sooo soft and smelled sooo good too! Thanks Paula for all of your special care for our special Molly :)

Toni & Jeff

Serena
(215)

Maya's review on Feb 13, 2020

Serena was so great with my rescue. Bella can be shy around new people but she was comfortable almost immediately in Serena’s home! She was able to get lots of exercise and playtime in, and I got a lot of great photos and updates while away. We will definitely use Serena again!

judy
(167)

Shelley's review on Feb 24, 2020

Judy was easy to work with and sent pictures to us and updated us. Our dog seemed happy and healthy after the stay. We would definitely use her again.

Emily
(321)

Megan's review on Feb 28, 2020

Emily is the greatest! We have had to audible our plans and she has been more than flexible. We are so happy our dog loves Emily and her house and family so much. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Heather
(225)

Laura's review on Feb 06, 2020

My cat was taken care of for the weekend and I was pleased with her services! Just would have liked a few more good photos of my cat!

Meredith
(180)

Angela's review on Feb 17, 2020

Meredith has done a great job checking in on my cat! I look forward to seeing all the pictures she takes. She’s been helpful for last minute bookings. Even fed my fish when I didn’t ask her to. She’s wonderful!

Shuli
(685)

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.

Erika
(188)

David's review on Mar 11, 2020

Erika did a great job watching Suki. I got regular updates with pictures and she even reached out to me to let me know Suki wasn't eating one day. Totally normal for this dog. Thank you Erika!

Paula
(208)

Toni's review on May 31, 2016

WOW! Whenever we go away we know Molly is in great hands with Paula! See sends us text messages and pics daily! When we picked Molly up Paula had given her a bath~she was sooo soft and smelled sooo good too! Thanks Paula for all of your special care for our special Molly :)

Toni & Jeff

judy
(167)

Shelley's review on Feb 24, 2020

Judy was easy to work with and sent pictures to us and updated us. Our dog seemed happy and healthy after the stay. We would definitely use her again.

Heather
(225)

Laura's review on Feb 06, 2020

My cat was taken care of for the weekend and I was pleased with her services! Just would have liked a few more good photos of my cat!

Shuli
(685)

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.

Serena
(215)

Maya's review on Feb 13, 2020

Serena was so great with my rescue. Bella can be shy around new people but she was comfortable almost immediately in Serena’s home! She was able to get lots of exercise and playtime in, and I got a lot of great photos and updates while away. We will definitely use Serena again!

Emily
(321)

Megan's review on Feb 28, 2020

Emily is the greatest! We have had to audible our plans and she has been more than flexible. We are so happy our dog loves Emily and her house and family so much. We wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Meredith
(180)

Angela's review on Feb 17, 2020

Meredith has done a great job checking in on my cat! I look forward to seeing all the pictures she takes. She’s been helpful for last minute bookings. Even fed my fish when I didn’t ask her to. She’s wonderful!

Erika
(188)

David's review on Mar 11, 2020

Erika did a great job watching Suki. I got regular updates with pictures and she even reached out to me to let me know Suki wasn't eating one day. Totally normal for this dog. Thank you Erika!

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