2.3 Acres DOG OASIS Boarding/Care

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Thelma N.

37 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, German Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Thelma's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
12 yr 11 mo old
Golden Retriever
11 yr 7 mo old
Golden Retriever
7 yr 7 mo old
Great Pyrenees
8 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Thelma's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Thelma

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
No other DOGS' OASIS like this in our area. 2.3 Acres Ranch Oasis For DOGS. Fully Fenced Around. Serves Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson & out of state guests. - Your dog's home away from home! -- Your dog (s) will be with us 24/7. Dogs and human interaction & "playtime" at its best! Not a Kennel. NO CAGES! In-home dog boarding at it's best!

**Available for overnights, daycare, short trips and weekend getaways. * Available for short-term and long-term daycare/overnight boarding. **I am also available for people who brought their dogs on their trip to Las Vegas, North Las Vegas or Henderson and just want to be able to enjoy activities while knowing their dogs can have a place to hang other than their hotel room alone.

My name is Thelma. I am a DOG LOVER/ ANIMAL LOVER since I was a child. I presently own 3 beautiful and friendly golden retrievers and 1 Great Pyrenees. I love taking care of animals (e.g. dogs, goats, sheep, donkey, horses, chicken etc.) as they bond with me easily. I also used to take care of my other 2 golden retrievers (one with cancer & the other one with epilepsy). Sadly, they both crossed the rainbow bridge in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Dogs/animals are part of my life and my family. My husband and only daughter are also DOG LOVERS (Animal lovers). As the saying goes, "A house is not a home without a dog." I've been taking care of dogs for more than 20 years. Your dog(s) will be treated as part of our family. I will treat your pet as if it were my own!

I live in a home on 2.3 acres property. All fenced around, with lots of mature trees and grass (and plenty of shades) where your fur babies can freely roam, run and play. NO CAGES whatsoever! Dogs enjoy human company, attention, love and compassion, which I am capable of giving to your fur babies when they are under my care. They can roam freely inside our house, and run wild around the property with my dogs and me. (playtime is always supervised). We also have a big swimming pool which is also gated/fenced inside our fenced/gated property in case your baby love to swim (swimming is supervised).

Daily routines you can expect are: (subject to change depending on weather)
- supervised morning potty break and about 10-15 minutes of exercise/ play around the property. (I usually jog/walk/play with them). **Supervised playtime/potty breaks to our backyard is done every 2-3 hours throughout the day.
- breakfast, lunch & dinner (this depends on how often you feed your fur babies (1x a day, 2x a day etc.) You have to let me know. Treats are provided to them as well & fresh water.
-Your fur babies will get a lot of playtime (inside our house or in our large backyard with lots of trees and grass). Your baby will be so happy, loved, cared for and tired after a fun day of play.
-Dogs stay in air-conditioned home during the day except for playtime
-Swimming time for those fur babies who love water (with supervision)
-Lots of tummy rubs, hugs and kisses and we all watch TV and/or listen to soft/tranquil music together.
-They all can sleep or take a nap anywhere they want inside the house including our bedrooms. Beddings and blankets are provided by me unless you bring your own.
-Your fur baby will get a lot of exercise/playtime around the property. (For senior ones & couch potatoes, they still enjoy the daily walk exercise around the property with me and lots of cuddling & kisses too!). Note: Your dog(s) don't need to be taken or walked to a dog park as my property serves as their park/ play area. A huge space for them to walk and play.

Everyday, I will take pictures of your fur baby and email to you via dogvacay app. So, please make sure that you have the app downloaded and set up properly to not miss any of your pup's photos.

I would like your pets feel comfortable, safe and less stressed during their stay with me. I take it to heart to take care of your dog(s) the same way I want other people to take care of my dogs.

I only take in a maximum of 5-6 dogs total so I can give TOTAL love, attention and care to all of them. During the weekend or holidays, it can be 7 or more depending on the size of dogs. I don't overbook or take a lot of dogs. My main concern is the safety, and to always give love, attention & care and compassion to ALL dogs under my care. No excuse. Pets are never left alone inside or outside. This is my full-time passion and I work from home.

Although I take dogs of all sizes and recognize many pet parents & families are devoted to other breeds, I list below the "Breeds" I am "NOT" comfortable caring for and therefore limit myself to caring/sitting and boarding other breeds. Of course, exception applies.

Dog Breeds I am "NOT" comfortable caring for:
Pitbull (any type or breed class), Rottweiler, German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Bullmastiff, Husky, Malamute, Wolf Hybrid, Boxer, Great Dane.
Exception: If your dog is well-mannered, well-socialized, house trained, gentle and friendly around people and other dogs, I will always consider boarding them. Just contact me should you have any questions. (Locally, I will require a meet and greet to assess and observe your pup's behavior. If you are from out of town, just contact me) I do this for the safety & protection of other dogs under my care.

Please email, call or text me should you wish to meet and greet. I would love to meet you and your fur babies.

RESERVATION / INSTANT BOOKING: Before making a reservation request, booking/instant booking, please make sure that you have read my "home dog boarding requirements and guidelines" below. I only accept pets that are within these guidelines.

When you booked your dog's vacay, please bring the following:

-Copy of updated shot records
-Collar with ID tags
-Enough food for entire stay (to avoid allergy & reaction to other dog food brands)
-Items to keep pup comfy (ex: bed, blanket, toys) - Optional

My requirements & guidelines for all dogs I am boarding at my home (no exception):

1. Dogs must be updated on their shots. I need a copy of their shot records on drop off date.
2. Dogs must be friendly to people and other dogs.
3. Dogs must be well-socialized and non-aggressive. Please be aware there will be other dogs besides yours in my house/property.
3. Dogs must "NOT" be a consistent or non-stop barker.
4. Dogs must be able to stay on their own for short period of time without being destructive or obsessively barking/wailing.
5. Dogs must be house-trained (except puppies)
6. Dogs must not be prone to snapping at other dogs and people.

*I want all dogs under my care to have fun together and have a happy and marvelous stay! I hope that by reading my profile and home dog boarding guidelines, you will be able to assess whether your dog is a good fit or not, and if I am the right sitter for your dog.

Please provide drop-off and pick-up time when you make a reservation request or booking. Please try to drop off/pick up on time as agreed so it does not interfere with other scheduled drop off/pick ups I have. If you cannot make it on time, please text me as a courtesy so I know when to expect you.

Note: I normally put my dogs and guest dogs inside a big room and let them watch TV or listen to tranquil doggy music. This is only to minimize the barking and so we can hear each other when we talk during your drop-off and pick-up time. Your timely arrival is important so that the dogs are not kept inside the room longer than necessary. For pick-ups, I usually bring the dog out front to the parents so other dogs don't have to bark.

Thank you for allowing me to take care of your pet(s). Although I've been taking care of pets for many years both in Las Vegas and my ranch in Texas, I am new to Dogvacay, so please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries.

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
-- Anatole France
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Thelma N.

37 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Thelma's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Thelma's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
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37 Reviews
We had a last minute busy day planned and we knew Cami would be bored at home all day and bouncing off the walls when we came home exhausted. So off to Thelma's! She had so much fun and played all day with dogs of all ages, sizes and breeds. She was completely zonked out when she got home and slept soundly and snored loudly!

Thelma remembers her and her close friends too and I am so thankful to have Thelma near by!
Thelma is awesome! Her space and love is uncomparable to any other sitter we have been to! She takes the time to send photos and videos and make sure we know that Cami is having the time of her life.
I would highly recommend Thelma. She was fantastic with my dog who takes a little time to adjust to new surroundings and other dogs. I've never seen her so happy as I received many updates each day. I will definitely be back as I had such a peace of mind during the week long stay. Thank you Thelma!
We we're very pleased with Tessa's stay at Thelma's. We received many photos and Tessa seemed to adapt well to her surroundings . We would certainly recommend this Dogvacay!! Thank You Thelma
WE LOVE THELMA!! I know our dogs did too. She was so easy to communicate with, her property is so wonderful, clean and safe for the dogs to roam around. She always sent me pictures with updates on what our dogs were doing, which made us feel good, and loved seeing them playing with new friends. The dogs were clean and happy when we picked them up too. We'll certainly be booking with Thelma again in the future, and recommend her to anyone.
We came in from out of town and used Dog Vacay for the first time and decided to go with someone with high ratings and plenty of positive reviews. Thelma did a great job with our pup Sassy over the New Year's Weekend. She sent plenty of photos multiple times a day and you can tell your dog is having a great time with other vacay pets and her own pets. She definitely spoiled our dog which is what you expect of a great host.
Thelma and family couldn't have been better! Lucky, who with strangers is usually scared, warmed up and took advantage of their kindness by cuddling in their bed at night! We highly recommend them and will use them again when the need arises. Many thanks!!!
Lots of room for your pet to roam. Our pet liked it.
Thelma was awesome with our dog Sirius. She kept us updated with an abundance of pictures and is prompt in replying to messages. We will definitely be returning to her for our future trips. She even gave a complimentary bath on the day we picked him up, which I was not expecting. Thank you Thelma, for taking care of our furry baby Sirius.
Thelma was amazing! We booked for Rio last minute on our way through Las Vegas. Perfect place to leave her while we went to a wedding on the strip. Thelma sent lots of photos and updates, so we didn't worry at all and could vacation at ease. Definitely recommend Thelma, she is such a dog lover!
The only negative thing I can say about Thelma's is that our dog was spoiled at her house! Everything was great and we would definitely use Thelma again if we visit the Vegas area. Our dog was so tired from 2 days of fun at Thelma's that she was asleep about 2 minutes after we pulled out of the driveway. We also had a mix up about drop off time due to time zones and she was very accommodating.
Always a fun time at Thelma's thanks for being a great host and taking good care of Cami!
My dog loved his vacation. Will definitely be sending him back to Thelma.
Thelma did a great job with our dog. Hobie had a great time with the other dogs. Sent lots of photos. Will definitely use again.
I was really nervous about leaving my dog for the first time to travel, but Thelma was the perfect fit for boarding my pup Blue. She sent photo updates daily which made me feel so much more comfortable knowing Blue was doing okay and playing with the other dogs. She even let Blue sleep in her bed since sleeping in mine is the only arrangement he knows :) She was always text available and very responsive. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who has a pup (or owner) with separation anxiety as she makes the whole process smooth and comforting. I will most certainly use her again when boarding my pup in the future.
Great job with our dog ??! Loved that she kept us updated with photos and made him feel comfortable! We definitely would book again! Thanks!
Thelma was heaven sent and a dream come true. She is so friendly and loving towards the dogs in her care and it's evident she truly loves her work. I got nunneries updates and pictures leaving very little room to worry about our beloved Smokey. Simply put, Thelma was a true blessing and we will definitely use her in the future.
Thelma made our vacation with our dog quick, easy, and simple. She was great. She was really good about sending us pics of our dog to let us know how she was doing. Thanks Thelma!
This was Cami's first dog vacay and we were looking forward to her learning from older and larger dogs in a calm and fun setting. She just turned 5 months old and every experience has been positive so far. She made lots of new friends at Thelma's and she played, ate and napped like she was at home. Thelma was attentive and sent photos and videos several times a day to keep us updated with her activities.
Thelma is great and my pup LOVES staying with her! Her resident pups are very sweet. Thelma is great about sending photos of the dogs! I have booked with Thelma twice and when we pulled up the second time, Fox was going crazy to get out and see her friends! Happy to have found a place for Fox to hangout when I am away!
We were nervous using this service for the first time. Well our dog had a wonderful time. He got to play outside, and in. He was in great shape when we picked him up. Thelma sent us many photos that helped us be calm. Just a point, be prepared that she has many dogs at one time there, there were over 7 dogs. But our dog was quite happy with all the activity.
We were traveling from Salt Lake City, Ut. to Calif. We decided to spend a couple of nights in Las Vegas. We were a little nervous as our dogs had never been to a boarding facility. When I found Dog Vacay on the internet I was hopeful! It turned out to be a perfect fit for our dogs as Thelma has such a nice big yard! She was superb at communicating and taking pictures to keep us updated! The dogs were happy when we picked them up. I highly recommend this service! Thelma and her family are great!! The other great thing about Dog Vacay, is that no money has to exchange hands, it's all done on the website. I'll definitely do it again!
Thelma is professional, polite, and quick to respond. I would highly recommend her for doggy daycare and boarding. She kept me updated with photos of my smiling pup playing with others on her large property :) She is just 15 minutes up from the Vegas strip! 10/10
Thelma was absolutely wonderful, she saved me in a desperate time and my dog had a great time.
Thelma did a great job. My dogs were well taken care of and had a fun stay.
Thelma was beyond amazing! I have a 7yr old pit bull and she was very patient with him. This is the first sitter that was not intimidated by his looks and knew how to handle him. He is not fixed so was not easy to handle around other dogs, but she still made sure he a great time. She truly loves dogs and kept me updated throughout his entire stay. I cannot thank her enough as he doesn't get a lot of interaction with other dogs, and she paired him up with a buddy so he wasn't left out. Her property is the most ideal perfect place for dogs as well. It really is an oasis and just beautiful! Dogs can run around and just be a dog there. She even has a swimming pool in case your dog wants to go for a dip! She really does offer the perfect place for your dog. When I came to pick him up he didn't want to go...he loved it there that much. Usually he runs to me and can't wait to go with but not this time he wanted to stay thats how much fun he had. I am so glad I found her!!!
Thelma was great! Posted pictures of Sydney with all the other pups having fun. Kept me posted throughout our trip on how she was getting acclimated to the dogs she was with. Would definitely use Thelma again!
Thelma's spacious, grass-covered and shady yard first attracted us to give her a try as a true "vacay" for our dog from our gravel-only backyard. Belle had plenty of space to run, a must as a two-year-old English lab. We welcomed the opportunity for her to be with other dogs for company. Thelma sent multiple pictures a day to let us know not only that Belle was happy but that as a dogsitter, Thelma was attentive. She will definitely have our future bookings.
Thelma is a great pet sitter! She was very flexible in watching my dog and worked with me despite an odd schedule. Sent several cute pictures where my pup looked happy and she was definitely pooped out when i picked her up and made the drive back to LA. Will use her next time I come to Vegas with my dog!
I was supposed to leave my babies here for only three days but I had to extend it to a few more days and Thelma was very good about it even though she had things to do. She was very kind and responds to me very quickly. Sends me pictures twice a day. I would highly recommend her if you have nice dogs that get along with other dogs.
I left my 13-year-old Lab with Thelma for 14 days. During that time I received 62 photos plus additional comments My dog had a great time and I picked up a rested, healthy, well-fed and happy animal It's obvious that Thelma and her husband really love dogs and I will definitely leave my Buddy with her any time I leave town Thanks, Thelma, and Buddy says "Hi"!... ,
Thelma is amazing!! She was quick to respond when making reservation, her yard is huge, she has a swimming pool for the dogs to play in, gate for entire yard, her home is large, and she loves dogs!! She sent tons of pics to update us on our dogs stay and was so sweet! We came to Vegas for vacation and I think our dog had just as much fun as us!! Thank you Thelma for everything and we will def call you next time we are in town;)
My boys had a great time running around and playing. They were very well taken care of. I will bring them again next time we go out of town. Thanks so much!
You were awesome, I know ROO had an awesome time. I felt blessed that you have such a caring heart for animals. ROO being handicapped was kind of a struggle for me leave but I know he was in good hands. Thank you for all your love and caring heart.
Amazing house and yard for dogs to have fun! I was sent several photos of the stay. Great experience!
Thelma and her family were wonderful to my Fenway. She was so nice to have sent us plenty of photos of Fenway showing what a wonderful time she had romping in the big yard and having lots of playtime with her dogs. When I picked Fenway up she was pooped like when a kid has been to camp, she slept an entire day! So nice knowing someone is caring for our fur baby as well as Thelma did, she truly loves animals. Such a peace of mind knowing your dog is being well cared for while on vacation. Angelia
Thelma was great. My dogie had and amazing time playing with the others dogs. She sent me lots of pictures throughout the day, so I could feel comfortable about my pet.I was so happy with my experience with her. She is highly recommended. I would leave my dogie under her care again.
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