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Sarah A. - Experienced Dog Trainer At Your Service!

raleigh, NC

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Home Sitting

from $35 per night
100% response rate Sitter responds to all requests within 24 hours
About a day Sitter responds in about a day
70% of stays Sitter sends photos through Rover on most stays
Sarah A.'s Skills
  • 10 Years Of Experience
  • Oral Medication Administration
  • Injected Medication Administration
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Senior Dog Experience
  • Special Needs Dog Experience
  • Can provide daily exercise
Sarah A.'s Home
  • House
  • Fenced Yard
  • Non-Smoking Household
  • Has Cats
  • Has 1 Dog
  • No Children
  • Dogs Allowed On Bed
  • Dogs Allowed On Furniture
About Sarah:

Hi! I am here to provide you peace of mind with your animal in a comfortable and loving place for you pet to stay while you are out of town. I always treat every dog as my own and include a rover.com approved tag as well as a glow light for night time takeouts to insure safety. I have over two years of experience training dogs and have been certified by Animal Behavior College, I would be willing to add training costs while you beloved pet stays with me. I have a large house with greyhounds that stay with me and a large outdoor pen and the house is completely puppy proof! Wanting to add balance to your dogs life? My greyhounds are great baby-sitters and have helped numerous dogs learn to behave and be calm in a household situation! My household also includes a wonderful Italian Greyhound (grandma of the house) and a very tolerant older Kitty named Salem! The gated system in my house keeps all dogs safe at all times and insures they have a great experience!

About this sitter:
I am certainly a huge animal lover. From the time I got my first horse to my first dog, I always wanted them to look their best and feel their best. Now I have the greyhounds and my love continues!

Why I love dog sitting
I have been a dog lover my whole life. I have owned dogs since I was very young, and now I have turned my love into a profession by becoming a dog trainer. I love helping other owners learn more about their dogs and have a more enjoyable relationship with their dogs. There is nothing more rewarding than to see a dog owner who has given up become a proud and willing dog owner as their dog transforms! My dogs Evan, Toby (both greyhounds) and Sophia (miniature greyhound) are great pack members and very laid back and sleep most of the day and are always happy to welcome new pack members into the house! My cat Salem is also a great pack member who is very tolerant of dogs and has no front claws but he will correct a puppy if need be!

Meet my pets
I have two greyhounds, retired and sleep all day with a miniature greyhound as well as a very opinionated cat. They are the love of my life and are great role models for any dog that stays here!
My house is very spacious and the sunroom (our main living room now) has a specially designed gate that keeps dogs in that room and allows for them to be contained in a safe environment with freedom to move around. I also have a very large fenced in yard with plenty of trees for shade and room to run. I go for daily walks with my dogs and try to go to dog parks when I can, your preference of course. I have at my house as well two dog kennels if your dog needs kenneling one large kennel and a medium size kennel. The dogs kept here are always made to feel like a part of the family and made as comfortable as possible on their stay!

About my yard
I have a large backyard with some trees and it is very flat, really good for running and playing.

My experience administering medication
I am comfortable

What Sarah needs to know about your dog

I would like to know about medical issues, any behavioral issues and just an overall personality profile. I do not care about the breed, all are welcome.

When your dog stays in Sarah's home

Here's where we'll take our walks
I walk the dogs around the neighborhood but I also make frequent trips to Lake Johnson nearby where there is a 2 mile trail around it

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
It is your choice, your dog can sleep in its kennel, or I have a custom gate that keeps the dogs in the sunroom (we use it as our living room) where they will have access to many orthopedic dog beds.

Time I'll spend with your dog
Each dog will be with me and my pack, time may very but they will get plenty of attention and play time.

This sitter accepts:

Maximum of 4 dogs, from multiple clients at a time

  • Small (0 - 15lbs)
  • Medium (16 - 40lbs)
  • Large (41 - 100lbs)
  • Giant (101lbs and above)
  • Accepts puppies
  • Dogs who can wait at least 2-4 hours between potty breaks

This sitter does not accept:

  • Unspayed females
  • Non-neutered males
  • Females who are in heat
Cancellation Policy: Strict

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Evan

Age: 9 years, 3 mo. old
Weight: 70 lbs.
Breed: Greyhound

Evan is the most laid back dog and just loves hanging out on the couch all day!

47 Reviews

Misty B.

January 6

I am disappointed with the service we received from Sarah. Our trip was changed at the last minute so, the stay was cut short. Sarah is not willing to work with us to reschedule and has totally stopped communicating with me. I don't expect a 100% refund, but it would be nice if there was some give and take. I paid her $450 for a 1 night stay.

Sarah's response

January 10

I do apologize for the lack of response, I have had a rough new year with two of my dogs and I realized a response had not been sent when I thought for sure I had. I would like to hear from you and I am still willing to help with you next stay. As new years and christmas are always busy I have to turn customers down to keep dogs. I am still very willing to help and wish to hear from you for I apologize the last week has been a nightmare for me with one of my dogs and I hope to hear from as I stated I am willing to help and I hope all is well.

Shawn T.

January 2

My dog enjoyed his stay with Sarah, her cat, and her dogs. I would definitely have my dog stay there again.

Yai A.

November 29

its was a good stay.

Laura P.

November 25

Sarah R.

October 10

Kristen D.

October 2

Jenny Y.

September 2

Sarah was very accommodating and sent regular updates. Pickles seemed very happy.

Tracy A.

August 1

Kitzel had a great stay at Sarah's. I appreciated all the pictures sent showing me how much fun they had. She was wiped out when she came home!

Brehyan K.

July 22

We got pics while they were staying with Sarah and all 3 dogs were put in the same room. We came home to happy puppies.

Misty G.

July 3

Sarah was amazing! The dogs were not locked up in their crates all day long - they too were enjoying a vacation. I love that Sarah sent pictures throughout their stay. My greyhound needed medication for allergies and she did not miss a beat! Would highly recommend her for any breed but beyond a doubt for greys and Iggy's!! Thanks so much!!

Testimonials

Cameron M.

August 14