Vanessa R.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


Dog Boarding

in the sitter's home
per night

Doggy Day Care

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

Hosting Preferences

Additional Preferences
  • Unspayed Females Accepted, Neutered Males Only
  • No Females in Heat
  • Crate-Trained Dogs Only


  • Available
  • Unavailable
Vanessa can host up to 4 dogs per night.
Vanessa can host up to 4 dogs per day for day care.
Dog Boarding Cancellation Policy:
Doggy Day Care Cancellation Policy:


repeat clients
62 Reviews

Janice B.
Janice B.
Jan 10, 2019
Verified Stay

Vanessa was responsive and delivered the care, pick up and drop-off that she promised. We were traveling through Durham and needed care for our two dogs for 7 hours and this was an ideal arrangement. I recommend Vanessa and

Vanessa R.
Vanessa R.
Mary T.
Mary T.
Jan 2, 2019
Verified Stay

Vanessa took very good care of my dog, even handling with grace my dog’s nervous stomach. Great communication and I felt reassured that my pet was in loving capable hands.

Vanessa R.
Vanessa R.
Jesse S.
Jesse S.
Jan 1, 2019
Verified Stay

Vanessa was a savior. She agreed to take Penny in at the last minute, saving me from attempting to take her on a plane during the holidays. She was extremely responsive during Penny's whole stay and sent me multiple photos and videos showing her walking, playing with other dogs, and looking very comfortable and at home. When I visited her home during drop-off, she seemed to have a good hold on the other dogs in ...

Vanessa R.
Vanessa R.

About Vanessa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Welcome to the WOOF Pack

I have always had animals in my life. I have trained dogs. I have helped my dog in her laboring and birthing process (Whelping). I am very experienced in dog care. I am experienced in multi-dog care, and take all necessary precautions. I am experienced in many breeds, sizes, and personalities. I am very patient, and I love all dogs. I promise to provide the best care for your fur baby while you're away. You ...

What Vanessa would like to know about your dog

I know it seems like a lot, but it is important you take the time to read through this, and answer the questions below.
Copy & Paste this section into a message and answer these questions please and thank you:
• Is your pet used to/ok with being in a crate while no one is home, and sometimes at night? (I do host pets from multiple homes and no matter how good your dog is with other dogs, I wouldn’t dare leave them all home together unattended & unfortunately I cannot sleep with all my Rover guest at once either, so sometimes I do have to crate.)
• Does your pet chew on random household items? This is for your pets’ safety mostly.
• Does your pet have separation anxiety or any other health related issues (such as allergies or sensitive stomach), or unique personality traits? It’s best if you are upfront about these things, rather than wait until they become an issue. If I know about things beforehand I can better prepare myself for providing excellent care to your pet while you are away.
• Does your pet have a “Happy Bladder”?
• At what time do you need to drop off on drop off day and pick up on pick up day? please keep in mind that Rates are based on a 24 hour period for Dog Boarding,
* Business hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Dog Boarding.
***Dogs must be crate trained for the times I am away and need to put them in their crate.*** Dogs must also be house trained.*** Please bring your dogs crate, food, and dishes. If you're a repeat client and my calendar is booked, Please contact me. ****Rates are based on a 24 hrs period, example: if you drop off at 8 a.m you must pick up at 8 a.m. on pick up day. I will give a 2 hr grace period with no extra charge, and reduced rates on anything more than 2 hrs, but less than 24 hrs.****

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience

About Vanessa's Home

Lives in an Apartment
Non-Smoking Household
No Children Present
Has an Unfenced Yard
Has 1 Dog, No Other Pets
Vanessa's Pets

Jill Elizabeth

American Pit Bull Terrier and Dogue de Bordeaux
9 years, 3 mo. old, 72 lbs.

When Vanessa watches your pet

Lots of belly rubs, and cuddling. Never ending love and attention. Peanut butter filled Kongs, and lots of treats.
There is no outdoor space to roam free unfortunately, but I do take them on nice walks around the neighborhood, or at Duke East campus.

In Vanessa's Home

Dogs Allowed On Bed
Potty Breaks Every 2-4 Hours
Dogs Allowed On Furniture

Vanessa's Neighborhood

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