Dog Boarding

$42
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$55
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$18
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

$17
30-minute walks
per walk
Response Rate
100%
Response Time
Under half an hour

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • No Females in Heat

Traveling Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Shelly can host 1 dog per night.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
Dog Walking Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

34
repeat clients
92 Reviews

Renee S.
Renee S.
Nov 16, 2018
Verified Stay

Amazing!! Reliable, kind, great attention to detail, truly a consummate professional who will truly care for your pet and home. We’ve worked with Shelly for over a year and she’s been an absolute blessing taking care of our pup! She goes above and beyond!!!

Shelly R.
Shelly R.
Stephanie C.
Stephanie C.
Nov 3, 2018
Verified Stay

Shelly continues to be a wonderful, caring, and professional walker for our pup Taco!

Shelly R.
Shelly R.
George H.
George H.
Sep 12, 2018
Verified Stay

We use Shelly on an as-needed basis to walk or let our three dogs out. She has been great and has been able to work us into her normal schedule as the need arises. She is very pleasant and we are very pleased with her and to know her.
Brick Hill
Norfolk VA

Shelly R.
Shelly R.

About Shelly

4
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Fun and Love for All Pets

Having pets myself and loving to travel I fully understand the need for petsitting. We are a military family stationed away from our parents and other family members. Our short trips home every few months are extremely stressful for my Little Man (big male cat). He gets horrible anxiety anytime we travel and it's heartbreaking for me. I have realized that despite my own personal anxiety when I have to leave them overnight, having a ...

What Shelly would like to know about your dog

I would like to know about their temperament or any quirks the animal may have. For example I have a very sweet cat until you touch her hind feet and then she gets really upset about that. She will hiss and snap and probably bite over having her hind feet touched. How active is the dog and what are their favorite things to do? Mostly I need to know their routine so I can stick to that while you are away.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Shelly's Home

When Shelly watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
I live in Ghent so if your dog is boarding with me there are plenty of sidewalks and small dog parks in this area. Washington Park, Stockley Gardens and Botetourt Gardens are all within a couple blocks from my Condo. Because I like to run I have 1-5 mile loops already mapped out around the area for lots of fun and exercising. If I am house sitting then you can let me know where you usually take your dog for exercise and play.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
On a doggie bed, in a crate in the bedroom, or in the bed with myself; it makes no difference to me. I prefer to do whatever your dog is used to. I also have 4 different sizes of crates at my home so it is not necessary to pack your own and bring it if your dog is trained to sleep in the crate at night.

Time I'll spend with your dog
I will spend most of the day with your pet. I do try to maintain between 3 to 5 dog walks or drop in visits a day but will plan around my house sitting and boarding so that I am not away for an extended period of time. My philosophy is lots of exercise and playtime keeps them happy and distracted from your absence. I usually get dogs out of the house a minimum of three times a day for a walk or playtime.

Extra house-sitting services
Whatever additional tasks you need me to do I will be happy to do them if it will make your trip easier. Gathering the mail, running the vaccum, wiping countertops, etc.

In Shelly's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Takes Only 1 Client at a Time
Dogs Allowed On Furniture
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours

Shelly's Neighborhood

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