Shawna R.

Shawna R.

Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

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

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Shawna can host 1 dog per night.
Shawna can host 1 dog 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:


repeat client
10 Reviews

Lora B.
Lora B.
Jun 18, 2018
Verified Stay

LOVE Shawna! She's not only a really kind person - she's wonderful with dogs & cats. She texted me updates and pictures while I was on vacation and it was so nice to know that my dog and cats were well taken care of. I highly recommend Shawna.

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Soojee C.
Soojee C.
May 21, 2018
Verified Stay

Had a great experience having Shawna as Abe’s sitter this weekend. Shawna definitely makes sure your pup has a great time with her and her dogs/cats! Unfortunately, Abe came home with an upset tummy after his stay, but Shawna was very helpful and communicative when I asked her if there was anything that happened that day that could have caused it. (It was probably due to some treats that didn’t sit well ...

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Katarina D.
Katarina D.
Apr 25, 2018
Verified Stay

I was very happy to have our kitty Crayon stay with Shawna for a week. She did everything to help him have a positive experience - as it was his first time out of home, meeting other cats and dogs :) She is very friendly, flexible, communicative and amazing person :)

Shawna R.
I LOVE Crayon!! He gives the best hugs :) He was such a love bug and was a fiery playtime fun ...
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About Shawna

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • APSE Member
  • IAABC Member
  • Austin Pets Alive! Donor
  • Verified Background Check

I literally have a paw tattoo.

I love animals. I have been a volunteer for rescues for more than a decade and most recently with Austin Animal Center and Austin Pets Alive. I have trained service animals for people with epilepsy and food allergies. I also am a certified animal behaviorist. Typically, I remember people’s pup’s name long before their human’s. I really do go to parties and talk to the “dog of the house”. I’ve never ...

What Shawna would like to know about your dog

I don’t discriminate. I love all breeds :)
When it comes to hanging out at my home, it’s important I have vet records and your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations and on a monthly flea treatment. Thanks!

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

About Shawna's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
Has 2 Dogs
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
No Children Present
Shawna's Pets


Labrador Retriever
3 years, 8 mo. old, 60 lbs.


12 years, 8 mo. old, 12 lbs.

When Shawna watches your pet

Dog park
Yard Bar
Austin Pets Alive Events
Play Dates with other pups
Depending on season, the lake!
Car ride to Starbucks!
I have cat tree, tent, toys, canopy and tunnels! :)
I will be sure to ask what is and what is not acceptable for you and your fur kiddo first :)
Some general stuff....
The amount of time covered by the sitter’s rate depends on the service being offered:
Dog Boarding and House Sitting are both per night, up to 24 hours.
Dog Walking is per 30-minute walk.
Drop-In Visits are per 30-minute visit.
Doggy Day Care is per day, dropping off around 7-9am and picking up around 4-6pm.

In Shawna's Home

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

Shawna's Neighborhood

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