Dogs Over 1 Year Old
Spayed and Neutered Dogs
No Females in Heat
Valerie was quick to respond to any questions I had and was constantly giving me updates and sending pictures of Elvis playing while I was gone. She did an amazing job and I highly recommend!
Val has taken care of our dog several times, and our dog is HAPPY when she sees us pull up at Val's house. Our dog is afraid of other dogs and gets really stressed out at the kennel, and most other dogsitters have dogs of their own, so finding a dogless dogsitter was great!
We chose DogVacay for our 12 year old rat terrier, and we are so glad that we selected Valerie T to provide Sheba's first "doggie vacation". The visit proved to be a very positive experience. It was obvious to us that Valerie and other family members gave Sheba a lot of time and attention and made her feel comfortable. Valerie sent texts and pics to keep us updated during Sheba's 3-day stay. If you prefer ...
Your dog is the ONLY dog! Home FT
We specialize in hosting dogs that need to be the ONLY dog, need someone home most of the time, and/or need a more peaceful, stable atmosphere.
Maybe your dog has had a bad experience with other dogs, or gets anxious around other dogs. Whatever the reason, you'll know that once we've accepted your dog as our guest, we mark our home as unavailable to other dogs. We no longer have a dog of our ...
What Valerie would like to know about your dog
We foster cats and kittens from time to time for a local rescue organization, so we only accept dogs who are cat-friendly or cat-tolerant or cat-apathetic. During these times we cannot accept dogs who chase cats. If you don't know whether your dog is cat-friendly, we may not be the best choice for your dog.
Our yard is small and not completely fenced, so if your dog needs super-frequent potty breaks or is high-energy, we may not be a great choice for you. However, we're in a very walkable neighborhood just blocks from Hyde Park Square and a short walk from Ault Park, and I'm happy to have doggy company on a couple of long walks each day.
We ask that you bring your dog's bed and crate with you to our house, and your dog will sleep in whichever he or she prefers. If your dog is used to sleeping in bed with you and would be stressed by anything else, we are probably not the best choice for your dog.