Francesca S.

Francesca S.

Dog Boarding

$65
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$150
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$35
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$65
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$40
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Francesca can host up to 5 dogs per night.
Francesca can host up to 5 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

44
repeat clients
81 Reviews

Katherina C.
Katherina C.
Oct 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Bentley’s stay with Francesca went wonderful. I always felt up to date on what was happening as Francesca sent many wonderful photos and stayed in contact. It was like a doggie vacation as Francesca took her out on real adventures to parks and beaches which I’m sure made Bentley feel special and kept her too busy to miss her mommy and daddy.

Francesca S.
Francesca S.
C O.
C O.
Sep 29, 2018
Verified Stay

Francesca is terrific. She knows dogs and how to handle them, and their owners. Our dogs had an excellent stay with Francesca. We hope she has room again another time!

Francesca S.
Francesca S.
Betsy G.
Betsy G.
Sep 29, 2018
Verified Stay

My dog had a great stay with Francesca. She had lots of outdoor exercise and good time with the other dogs. She came home smelling fresh after a bath. Francesca also gave me some useful information about brushing her teeth. I highly recommend Francesca.

Francesca S.
Francesca S.

About Francesca

40
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Your dog's new favorite place 2 go!

I have 3 children who are grown and living on their own. People know me as an animal owner/lover/communicator since always. I've been an owner/breeder since '96 of Rhodesian Ridgebacks. While I gravitate to larger dogs, I love all breeds -mutts too. I'm who friends and family come to for advice and help with training issues etc, so I'm opening myself up to doing this beyond my circle of friends. I'm available ...

What Francesca would like to know about your dog

As suggested by Rover, I insist upon a meet and greet on neutral turf before you come to my home.
My clients' dogs get along with others and enjoy our car outings. They come when called. Typically we get up around 5:30/6, go outside, are fed soon after, go back outside for "morning business" and a run/play-time out there. At that point we go for our daily outing in hopes of having the places we go to ourselves. When we come home, we have access to the yard, the porch, and the inside downstairs and beds for relax/rest time. They're fed supper around 5:30/6, continue to have access to outside until 9:30/10:30pm when we do a last outside visit making sure everyone has had a last pee before they go into their crates with a treat, or settle onto their beds for the night.

I prefer non-barkers. I discourage barking when it is in play out of respect for my neighbors. (Barking at strangers driving in is not discouraged.) I correct jumping up and begging. I prefer not to take on counter-surfers, and escape artists.
I have an inside and an outside "party basket" which holds a number of chew toys, balls, antlers, etc and are replenished with new frequently. If your dog tends to pull toys apart, please let me know so I can give them the sturdy toys or ones you bring for them.

charges clarified:
holidays charged double when pickup or dropoff is on that day: ALL FEDERAL HOLIDAYS AND MOTHER’S DAY & FATHER’S DAY

Adult dog:
$65 daycare&overnight w/pickup by 10:00am

Puppies and/or extra-care-necessary (often seniors):
$80 daycare&overnight w/pickup by 10:00am

what I need from you for your pet:
Date of birth. Allergies?
Expiration dates of HTPP,Rabies, Lepto,Bordatella,Flu vaccine
name of vet, location, phone#
local contact name & phone# (of course your contact info)
crate &/or sleeping needs,
food +amount to give,
I suggest a t-shirt or article of clothing with your smell for them to sleep with + any toys they love (I can lock these in their crate if you want to be sure the others don't play with them)
collar/halter/harness, coat for colder weather, booties if they need them in the snow.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Can provide daily exercise
Senior Dog Experience

About Francesca's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 3 Dogs, No Other Pets
Francesca's Pets

Georgia

Rhodesian Ridgeback
4 years, 2 mo. old, 80 lbs.

"Boo"

Catahoula Cur
3 years, 7 mo. old, 40 lbs.

Thumper

French Bulldog
1 year, 4 mo. old, 30 lbs.
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