Val and Michelle S.

South Tacoma, Tacoma
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes

Services

Dog Boarding

$35
in the sitter's home
per night

House Sitting

$50
in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

$25
30-minute check-ins
per visit

Doggy Day Care

$25
in the sitter's home
per day

Dog Walking

$25
30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

0-15
lbs
16-40
lbs
41-100
lbs
101+
lbs
Additional Preferences
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only

Traveling Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Val and Michelle can host up to 5 dogs per night.
Val and Michelle can host up to 5 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
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Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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Reviews

46
repeat clients
104 Reviews

Melissa H.
Melissa H.
Nov 14, 2018
Verified Stay

Copper had another fantastic stay with Val! As always, we received great photos of Copper throughout his stay. Copper is an older dog with some health issues, and Val always does such a wonderful job making sure all his needs are met.

Val and Michelle S.
Just love that old guy.
Val and Michelle S.
Tara S.
Tara S.
Nov 13, 2018
Verified Stay

She took great care of our German Shepherd pup while we were on vacation. Have regular updates with pictures.

Val and Michelle S.
Percy was a furry ball of fun.
Val and Michelle S.
Leakhana S.
Leakhana S.
Nov 10, 2018
Verified Stay

Valerie is a great dog caregiver. She sends daily photos and gives my dogs pills mulyiple times a day. We, including Sadie our dog loves having her help.

Val and Michelle S.
Sadie is such a sweetie.
Val and Michelle S.

About Val and Michelle

15
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Licensed, Insured since 2003. Your place or mine.

Pierce County. Your place or mine. Big fenced yard.

ABLE SERVICES
Licensed - Insured - References
IN BUSINESS SINCE 2003
Valerie Smith, Owner

House Sitting • Pet Sitting
Cleaning • Organizing • Chores
Handyman • Yard Work

Notes from some of my happy clients:

Val S. has been working for us since 2005. She cleans our home, dog sits for us while we're on trips, does maintenance at our home and at our rental home. We feel so blessed to have ...

What Val and Michelle would like to know about your dog

I like to know your pets routine. There is comfort in routine for your pet while you are gone. I need to know if they nip or bite and if they are safe to be around other people/animals. Have they been spayed/neutered? Do they know basic commands (sit/stay/come)? Are they destructive when left alone? Are they an escape artist? Will they eat anything unattended? The more I know about your pet the better quality of service I can provide.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

About Val and Michelle's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Has No Dogs
Has a Fenced Yard
Has Cats
No Children Present

When Val and Michelle watches your pet

Here's where we'll take our walks
We walk around the neighborhood. I like to stay away from the busy streets.

Your dog's sleeping arrangement
They usually like to sleep with me unless they are trained to sleep in their doggy bed. If they have their own bed I have it in my room at night. I adhere to the owners preferences.

Time I'll spend with your dog
I'm only out of the house for a max of 4 hours during the day. My daughter, 22, lives at home and is usually around if I'm not. She helps me love on all our doggy guests. We are a quiet, laid back household. I also have an employee that is available as a back up in case I need to be away for any reason. I run a small service based business offering pet care and house keeping to yard services.

Time I'll spend with your dog
This depends on the sitting situation. If this is just an overnight stay I usually curl up on the couch with whatever pooch I have (unless they are trained not to be on the couch) and watch a movie until bedtime. If it is an extended stay we have breakfast together followed by some play time outside. If I have an outside job during that time my daughter is around. I'm usually not out of the house for longer than 4 hours on a scheduled work day. So I am all theirs the time they are with me. I also have an employee that assists me if I need her for any reason. So even if there were an emergency I have alternate back up plans to ensure you can have worry free away time.

Extra house-sitting services
You bet! For an additional charge we can also provide house cleaning and yard work. My business consists of servicing my clients' needs.
Please let me know how I can best serve you.

ABLE SERVICES
Licensed • Insured • References
Doing Business Since 2003
Valerie Smith,Owner • val.able.services@gmail.com • 253-320-6664

IF YOU NEED IT DONE WE’LL DO IT!
House Sitting • Pet Sitting • Yard Work • Chores • Cleaning • Organizing

In Val and Michelle's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Val and Michelle's Neighborhood

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