Shelley S.

Shelley S.

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
Response Rate
Response Time
Under an hour

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
Shelley can host up to 2 dogs per night.
Shelley can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
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Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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repeat clients
70 Reviews

Lindsay M.
Lindsay M.
Dec 8, 2018
Verified Stay

Shelley always takes great care of Claire! She’s flexible and communication is easy. We would definitely recommend!

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Shelley S.
Linda H.
Linda H.
Jul 22, 2018
Verified Stay

Daisy did great! Shelley was very sweet. She is home a lot and has a very nice area to walk the diog.

Shelley S.
Shelley S.
Robin J.
Robin J.
Jul 7, 2017
Verified Stay

Shelley is the absolute BEST ! She has stayed with our pets, and our house, on several occasions and we couldn't be happier with her and the care she brings to our world. She really loves our pets and it shows in the way she is with them. Simply not an option to use anyone else. Thanks Shelley!

Shelley S.
Thank you so much Robin - yes, I absolutely love your pets and enjoy seeing them and taking care of them ...
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About Shelley

years of experience
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Austin Pets Alive! Donor
  • Rover Pack
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Lifelong pet lover, home full-time

I'm Shelley, life-long animal lover who would welcome your pet for a pupcation! I had my first dog, Muffin, when I was 6 and have always had pets ever since. I can't imagine life without them! I am experienced with dogs and cats, and open to caring for other types of pets as well.

I live in central/east Austin, one mile from downtown. I have extensive experience caring for my own animals and others ...

What Shelley would like to know about your dog

All dogs I accept MUST BE:
Current on shots
Leash trained (unless sitting in your home with fenced yard and no walks required)
Non aggressive towards other animals and people

I am available for keeping your pets in my condo overnight (if they are friendly with other dogs), or traveling to your Central Austin home to care for your pets (within 5 or so miles of downtown). I don't have any breed preferences, but for keeping a pet in my home smaller/medium size dogs are best as I am in a condo. I would like to know about the dog's personality, any medical needs, any special needs or things to know, etc.

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

About Shelley's Home

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


Shih Tzu
5 years, 11 mo. old, 14 lbs.

When Shelley watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks:
In my common courtyard as noted above, or around the neighborhood. I also like to take dogs down to the Town Lake trail, so if your dog would enjoy that please let me know.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement:
In their crate/kennel or on a dog bed on the floor, depending on your preference and the dog's temperament/personality. I am also fine with them sleeping on the bed with me!

Time I'll spend with your dog:
In addition to my pet sitting/foster work, I am also a writer who works from home. This means I am here most of the time, and so whether I am pet sitting in your home or mine, I have plenty of time to spend with them. Perhaps I will go out for a couple of hours to the gym or to do errands. But I will be home with your furry family member for at least 10-12 hours per day.

I also love to send pictures and updates about the animals I'm caring for, if you would like to have those. Would be happy to text or email daily updates with a photo!

Time I'll spend with your dog:
We can discuss. I can come to your home twice a day, and spend at least half an hour each time but can discuss more. I work for myself (writer) from my home, so it's always possible I can bring my laptop and just hang at your place for longer if your dog needs extra company.

Extra house-sitting services:
Yes, happy to collect mail, take out trash, water plants etc at no extra charge.

In Shelley's Home

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

Shelley's Neighborhood

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