Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under an hour


Doggy Day Care

in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Dogs Over 1 Year Old
  • Spayed and Neutered Dogs
  • No Females in Heat


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Val can host up to 2 dogs per day for day care.
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
11 Reviews

Bethany Y.
Bethany Y.
Jul 13, 2018
Verified Stay

Val is always great! Will continue to use her. She sends pics and keeps me informed.

Val D.
Val D.
Gina R.
Gina R.
Jun 30, 2018

Val frequently watches our little chihuahua/corgi mix and I never need to worry about anything when our pup is with her. Val is a true dog-lover and takes excellent care of all her clients. I would recommend Val to anyone looking for a caring dog-sitter!

Val D.
Val D.
Michelle H.
Michelle H.
Jun 15, 2018
Verified Stay

Rocky loves spending time with Val and her family. Trips to dog park, walks in neighborhood and lots of TLC!

Val D.
Val D.

About Val

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

"Healthy Home / TLC / Safety-First"

I am a retired teacher. My husband and I have been married for 35 years and our 4 daughters are all grown up and have left the nest. After teaching special education, (primarily in District 196) for over 30 years, I very much enjoy having the time to pursue my love for critters. We've consistently had dogs in our home; large, small and in between, that were part of our own family or were boarded ...

What Val would like to know about your dog

I would like to know the dog's general temperament and the commands used. If I have more than one dog at a time, which is often, I will need to know if shots are current, and if there are any dominance or aggression issues to watch for (ie: food aggression). It also helps to know about any behavior quirks ahead of time, which I will do my best to address while the dog is in my care.

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

About Val's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has No Dogs

When Val watches your pet

We can talk about the type and amount of exercise that is appropriate for your dog. I enjoy taking dogs to dog parks for some off leash free play, exercise and socialization (This is why I prefer that dogs in my care be neutered). We also have a nice 2 mile walking route through our quiet neighborhood, which I use to walk dogs in my care. We have a large front and back yard (not fenced) with grass and mature trees where dogs can play or lie in the sun. Indoors, dogs are allowed on the couch beside me while I read or relax. We have large, low windows in our living room. All dogs seem to enjoy watching the activities outside that include the neighbors, birds, squirrels and an occasional deer. While in my care, good doggy manners will be enforced such as "no begging, no jumping up on others, no biting or excessive barking". Lastly, regarding safety, my husband works from home and unless he is out of town, is available to help in the case of any type of emergency if necessary.

In Val's Home

Dogs Not Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 0-2 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Val's Neighborhood

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