Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Under half an hour

Services

Dog Boarding

$20
in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

$18
in the sitter's home
per day
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Hosting Preferences

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

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Valerie can host up to 8 dogs per night.
Valerie can host up to 8 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:

Reviews

31
repeat clients
47 Reviews

Karri B.
Karri B.
Jan 11, 2019
Verified Stay

Valerie is honest, a passionate animal lover, and knows that parents need to feel good about their choice too! Appreciated the pictures and will definitely use again!

Valerie D.
Valerie D.
Lexie D.
Lexie D.
Jan 10, 2019
Verified Stay

Valerie is fantastic!!! She really cares about my dog and gets to know her.

Valerie D.
Valerie D.
Colton S.
Colton S.
Jan 9, 2019
Verified Stay

Amazing ! Best sitter in Cbus

Valerie D.
Valerie D.

About Valerie

40
years of experience
  • Verified Background Check

Home Full-Time/Large Fenced Yard

Hi! Please read through my entire profile to discover if I may be a good fit for you & your pup and also check out my reviews. Thanks for stopping by!

One of the hardest things to do is leave your pet when you can’t care for them yourself. That’s where I come in. I’ll give your precious family member good loving care while you’re gone. You’ll worry no longer ...

What Valerie would like to know about your dog

We’d always like to know as much as possible about any dog we are caring for including likes and dislikes. What makes your dog happy? Sad? Fearful? We encourage families to write things down so we can follow how you care for your babe! Your pet will be missing you; we want to help ease any stress by keeping them on the schedule you maintain at home.

Temperament is an important consideration as we have an older dog as well as children. WE CAN'T TAKE ANY FORM OF AGGRESSIVE DOGS WHATSOEVER. Within the Rover Guarantee, your pets are insured from injury during their stay however, NEITHER MY FAMILY NOR I ARE. Any aggression from your pet exhibited within my home will constitute a cancellation of all services. You will have to remove your pet from my home immediately if any situation involving aggression arises. It's important to be honest from the start if there has ever been any type of questionable behavior or outward aggression from your pet toward humans or other animals. Even if a long time has passed since your dog acted aggressively for whatever reason, please don't think that everything will be fine when they go to stay with a sitter. Just like with people, you never know what may trigger your dog to act aggressively. Sharing past experiences makes it so much easier to navigate when various situations may occur. Saying nothing at all and simply "hoping for the best" puts my family and other animals in my care at risk. It's not worth the consequences. There are other sitters who may be better equipped to deal with aggressive pets; I am not one of them.

JUMPING DOGS - If you allow/encourage your dog to do this at your home, your dog WILL do this at ours and knock down the kiddos. We understand if a dog is very young and super excited at first and jumps up a bit however, we establish boundaries from the start by saying OFF or DOWN. Ideally, your pup should be trained to not jump up on people; training your dog to not exhibit this behavior is beneficial for every human they encounter. We have had dogs who constantly jump up throughout their entire stay. This can't continue. I don't like having to include this in my profile but it is really, really common that families allow their pups to do this, which has created a need to place this info publicly before a booking takes place.

PULLING PUPS - If your dog pulls on walks this makes walking your dog very difficult, especially if we are walking our own pup alongside or perhaps another dog who may be staying with us. What we envision as a lovely neighborhood walk can turn into a chaotic mess with pulling pups. A fantastic solution we HIGHLY recommend over using a only a collar and/or harness is using a head harness (common brand names include Gentle Leader or Halti). These are available from any good pet store in various size for your particular breed - your local pet store staff will be happy to help fit your pup with the right size before purchasing. Training your dog to walk with these types of leads instantly transforms a former puller into a calm, well-behaved and enjoyable pup to walk. Your pup will be able to eat, drink, pant as they normally would - the lead is not restrictive whatsoever in those regards. The Gentle Leader/Halti simply addresses the pulling problem and we can't be grateful enough for its invention!!

BEST BRAND EVER HEAD HARNESS FOR DOGS - made by Dogs My Love (sold on Amazon)

Thank you for taking the time to read some of our main concerns. Pet and people safety is my top priority when caring for your loved one!

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

About Valerie's Home

Lives in a House
Non-Smoking Household
Children 0-5 Years Old
Has a Fenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Children 6-12 Years Old
Valerie's Pets

Montego Baby

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
13 years, 9 mo. old, 22 lbs.

When Valerie watches your pet

Depending on the size of your pup, we may load up your dog and head to the forest for a hike. Other days, we may just play fetch or run around in our large fenced-in yard. Calm neighborhood walks are readily available. Lots of one-on-one attention, cuddles, scratches and naps on cozy dog beds await your pet!

In Valerie's Home

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

Valerie's Neighborhood

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