Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Time
Under 12 hours

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Leah can host up to 3 dogs per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
28 Reviews

Andrea H.
Andrea H.
Apr 17, 2017
Verified Stay

Halley had a great week with Leah and was well-cared-for throughout her stay. Leah contacted me immediately when a question arose and sent pictures of Halley. We'll definitely use Leah again!

Leah M.
Leah M.
Cathy A.
Cathy A.
Feb 23, 2017
Verified Stay

Roxy was so peaceful when she got home a lot better than in other boarding situation. Thanks Leah for your thoughtful care.

Leah M.
Leah M.
Jennifer T.
Jennifer T.
Apr 5, 2016
Verified Stay

Finnegan is happy as can be with Leah. He has Joey and family to keep him happy and I am never worried when he is there. Thanks Leah... for your care of Finnny.

Leah M.
Leah M.

About Leah

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Lucky Dog Donor (Washington, D.C.)
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Your pet's personal re-treat!

We are a large family of avid dog lovers! There are 6 of us living in a large house and the cottage addition in the backyard, connected by a porch and patio, so there will always be at least one person available to go on walks or have playtime with your pup! I work from home, so I will be available to spend lots of time with your pet during the day! We've owned and ...

What Leah would like to know about your dog

No breed preferences here! We love all dogs just the same!

Please be upfront and honest about whether your dog is not fully house trained. While our dogs never have to wait to go outside for breaks, and we often spend a lot of time outside regardless of the season, we would still like to be made aware of this. Please also be upfront and honest about whether or not your dog has any destructive tendencies, such as chewing on furniture or eating toys, socks, or other clothing articles, just so we are aware of this as well.

Also, if your dog is particularly small (chihuahua, terrier, etc) it is likely that he will be able to fit through the small gaps in our wooden fence (see the photo of the front of our house to see what I'm referencing). While this is not a concern for larger or medium sized dogs, we have had instances of small and toy-sized dogs attempting to escape through the gaps. Though we have never had an issue, if your dog is a toy breed or is very small, I encourage you to look for sitters with fuller fences. Though one of us is always outside with Rover dogs when we let them out, I want to be sure that your pet is always enjoying themselves safely.

Joey is completely up to date on his vaccinations including bordetella, and we require that all Rover dogs that we watch - big or small, be fully up to date on all their shots as well. Please feel free to bring copies of the paperwork for our reference or in the unlikely event of an emergency. We would be happy to provide paperwork on Joey at your request.

We would love to know any pertinent information about your pet's temperament, any information on vet/emergency procedures, any medications, any specific issues that we should be aware of, etc. Essentially, anything you think is relevant or would help your pet enjoy their stay with us safely and comfortably!

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

About Leah's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Leah's Pets


Labrador Retriever
6 years, 10 mo. old, 70 lbs.

When Leah watches your pet

There are quite a few parks and playgrounds around the neighborhood where your dog can play, frolic with other pups and have a great time! I am also training for marathon, so I'll be running more and more often and would love to take your dog on runs through the wonderful historic neighborhood & parks, and hikes on the nearby trails! Not to mention that we are situated on a half acre of fully fenced in yard space, so your dog will always have room to roam and will never need to wait to use the potty or have outdoors play time.

Wherever your pet lays their head is their bed! If you have a bed that your dog prefers, that's great! If not, they are welcome anywhere in the house! We don't crate our dog Joey, but I'd be happy to continue crate training or any other kind of training you might be doing with your dog.

Your dog will literally always have at least one person to play with, plus our dog Joey to keep them company! I work from home, so my schedule is very flexible and I am always available to let the dogs in and out, go for walks, and play! We have plenty of toys, balls, sticks, and frisbees for fetch and play - a basket full of them! Feel free to bring your dog's favorite toy, but we have plenty of toys and things to keep them occupied! We have a very large fenced-in back yard and front yard. Plus, your dog will always go for at least one walk per day if not more!

What to bring for your dog's stay:
Food and food bowl (we have water bowls), any medicines they may need, and a leash. Not necessary, but feel free to bring: A bed (we have several spare dog beds), toys (we have a basket full of toys so also not strictly necessary), or treats! Please feel free to bring copies of vet paperwork for our reference or in the unlikely event of an emergency.

If your dog is crate trained, feel free to bring his or her crate and we will continue that training per your request.

In Leah's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours

Leah's Neighborhood

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