Helen D.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Around an hour


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Helen can host up to 5 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
338 Reviews

Melanie C.
Melanie C.
Dec 30, 2018
Verified Stay

Can’t say enough wonderful things about Helen! My pug is well looked after and well loved while he’s there

Helen D.
Helen D.
Tracy N.
Tracy N.
Nov 20, 2018
Verified Stay

Always pleased with Helen and the care she provides our pups.

Helen D.
Helen D.
Amanda L.
Amanda L.
Sep 25, 2018
Verified Stay

Helen is a treasure! The dogs adore her, and she loves and cares for dogs so very much!

Helen D.
Helen D.

About Helen

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Rover 101
  • Verified Enhanced Background Check

Happy tails until you meet again!

If you're here, you're family! That's how I think about all the pups who come to visit me. I think I offer something special to my clients in that I am NOT just someone who absolutely loves dogs and opens their home to them. I am also a "retired dog professional" with 20 years of experience in dog training, fostering, sheltering and boarding. I can give your dogs a homey place to stay with a ...

What Helen would like to know about your dog

I like to know the basics of course -- your contact info, emergency contact and vet info. If you have any health concerns with your pup, I need to know those. It is also helpful for me to know what kind of training history there is and behavior traits. And if you are working on a particular behavior at home, let me know so I can continue the training during the stay. I honestly don't have a preferred breed. And this may sound strange, but my favorite dogs to board are the ones who are nervous about the whole "boarding" event. I enjoy the challenge of helping them relax and have fun, making it a positive experience for all!

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
First Aid/CPR
Special Needs Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise

About Helen's Home

When Helen watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
The Snoqualmie Valley Trail is a block from my door. It has access to trails along the Tolt River and McDonald Park. There is also a fenced off-leash dog park nearby. And Carnation is a quiet town for walks. We can stroll down Main Street or be in the woods on a trail within minutes.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
Wherever your pup wants to! :) On my bed, on the floor, in a room to themselves, in a dogpile -- my goal is to ease any separation anxiety for both dog and guardian. I want your dog to be comfortable and feel safe and relaxed.

Time I'll spend with your dog
I have a dog friendly office -- so your dog goes to work with me. Play breaks are at 10, noon and 3....and if it's the weekend, we play all the time.

In Helen's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Helen's Neighborhood

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