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Candace W.

133 Reviews
81 Repeat Guests
$26/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Candace's Resident Pets

Charlie
Poodle
Male
8 yr 11 mo old

Candace's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Candace

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I work at home online. I am always home.
I have a nice yard, I live across the street from a beautiful park, that I love to go to and take walks. I also live 1 mile from a dog park, where I like to walk to and let the dogs run if they like that. I have a standard poodle, friendly nice dog, 7 yrs.
He was always lonely, so I let my sister-in-law leave her dogs here while she worked. Everyone was very happy, and Charlie had friends to play with! :)
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Can administer oral medicine

Candace W.

133 Reviews
81 Repeat Guests
$26/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Candace's Home
$26 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Candace's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
133 Reviews
Candace is a dog lover at heart and it shows! We had a great meet and greet prior to our lab's stay. I was very comfortable leaving a part of our family with Candace over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Our dog was never alone and shared Candace's love with two other DogVacay pooches. She was a happy dog upon our return and crashed out at home from all of the fun! I would highly recommend Candace to my family and friends.
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Candace is most accommodating and Griffy really likes going to her house. Thank you~!
We used Candace for the first time this Thanksgiving. Our Laddie had never been to a sitters before. Candace said everything went well. I hope so because I'm going to need her in January for 2 weeks.. Laddie Is tired so he must have had a good time.. Thanks Candace
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Kona had a great time with Candace. We were so worried about him b/c it was our 1st time leaving him with someone for 5 days. Candace is great and patient. Sent us lots of pics of him playing, which made us feel a lot better. Will definitely book with Candace again sometime in the future.
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Candice is not honest in her profile information. According to her profile she does not smoke. This is very important to me as I believe smoke is not good for dogs and I do not want to subject my baby dog to this breathing issue. I have a very good nose for such odors and I detected nicotine and marijuana smoke in her home. I also smelled it on my dog and especially inside his ears. What was she doing, blowing smoke inside my dog's ears? When I went to pick up my dog he was traumatized. He was very emotional and shaking. This behavior is not normal for him. I also couldn't help but notice this woman was as high as a kite. If the marijuana is for medicinal purposes then just be honest about it. Of course, had I known I would have never agreed to leave my dog in her care.
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Candace was great to work with. The dogs came home happy and tired. I look forward to using her again!
Everything was wonderful - I was pleased and my dog was happy and well cared for.
Candace was very nice and accommodating. She sent pictures of Tucker playing with the other dogs. We liked that she doesn't take any aggressive breeds. Tucker seemed to have a good time and was in good spirits when we picked him up.
I chose Candace based on her great reviews and she more than lived up to the praise. She took great care of our dogs and gave us plenty of updates throughout the weekend. She loves dogs, is always there with them, and has a great setup at her house for them. We have already booked Candace for the next time we are going out of town.
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Feel very comfortable leaving our pets with Candice.
Loved leaving my two Golden Retrievers with Candice. She is truly an animal lover. A plus was that she sent pictues every day of our dogs playing. Nice gesture on her part, and very reassuring to us. We will definitely use her again should the need arise.
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Charlie and Zues had a good time with Candice. Our usually snobby papillon seemed to get along well. My chihuahua Charlie seemed to get along well with her standard poodle Charlie. They both seem content in the photos she sent. Over all a great trial visit! Can't wait to book her for our vacation. Thanks a lot Candace
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My 2 dogs are rescues & they are extremely nervous about being in the company of other people & dogs. Candice has several separate areas that the dogs can be placed in, in order to acclamate. They are fed separated from other dogs, so there is no fighting. Candice always sends me pictures to let me know they are OK. I have recommended Candice to other people. Candice is great at what she loves doing.
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She was great. Cooper seemed to like it
Candace was wonderful! The moment our 15 week old Betty Boop met her, it's as if our baby pug knew her, her whole life.
Candace has had vast experience with pupsters for many years.
She not only cares for them physically, nurtures, them, but deeply loves them. For this, I'm so grateful. We had never left our baby with anyone before. This was a huge experience for us. And because Candace was so wonderful, it came out to be a fabulous experience.
Dan & I appreciate her so much!
She gave the best care to our baby pug, and we are totally stoked! To find someone so awesome as Candace!

Thank you, so much, Candace, and Dog Vacay!
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Not only did we feel comfortable with Candace, but our dog seemed comfortable. It is nice that Candace has a standard poodle and is used to large dogs. She is organized and has routines down. She sent us a few photos while we were gone, which is always reassuring. We are planning to use Candace again!
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Shadow is a small dog, 12 lbs., so I am leary of leaving him with large dogs. At our meet and greet, he got along well with Candaces full size poodle. I liked the way the yard was set up with separation between large and smaller dogs. It was nice to enjoy a vacation knowing my dog was well taken care of.
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Candace was wonderful to our pups. Since this was our first Vacay, It gave us great comfort knowing they were loved and well cared for while we were out of town. She sent texts and photos, too. Thank you Candace!!!
Candace was wonderful with our pup Penny while we were on our 8 day vacation. Candace updated us with photos during this time to assure us Penny was doing well. Penny will definitely be back!
Happy dog!
Great experience. Would recommend to anyone looking for a place for their dog to stay.
Candace took good care of my small dog. This was his first dog vacay. He was wagging his tail and eager to visit with her nice large poodle. Thanks! We will use Candace for future vacays.
Candace was great and willing to take Taffy on a last minute basis. I really appreciated that.
Candace is an awesome sitter. My dog really enjoyed her stay. She is friendly and responsive. We will continue to use her services.
Candace was wonderful! Maisie thoroughly enjoyed staying there. She took her on nice walks to the park and when Maisie returned home she was calm and relaxed.
Candace was wonderful with me and answered all my questions. Also Taffy appeared to be very comfortable with Candace and her standard poodle.
This was Rio's first stay with Candace, but it will not be her last! Candace kept our dog for 12 days, we had never been gone for that long and needed to know that our social lab would be in good hands. Candace sent us pictures every few days which were fun for my kids and I to see. Rio was in good hands and came home happy.!
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Candace sent me pictures of Bear having a good time while I was away. It's always very comforting to know that your dog is being taken care of while you are on vacation .
My dog, Riley, spent the weekend at Candace's home. He enjoyed playing with the other dogs. I received several photos the first day which made me feel more relaxed about leaving him. He has medical issues so has to have access to a lot of water and getting in and out frequently, especially at night. He did fine and I will use Candace again.
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Charlie had a great time. She did a great job. Thank you!
We had a very good experience with Candace. She was very kind and helpful with our dog Roxie. We would certainly use her again.
Murphy and Cooper came home happy (and tired). I was glad to hear that Candace said they could come back again. (This works both ways, you know.) She was good about sending me pictures and letting me know they were okay. It was nice to be out-of-town and not worry about them.
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I have used Candace twice now to care for my dog while I have been out of town. She is great! Very easy to work with and really cares about the pets she cares for. She sent a couple very cute photos of my dog, which helped me know all was going well.
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Candace was awesome and our puppy thoroughly enjoyed her stay!!
Shinto had a great time and was nicely exhausted that night from playing all day with Candace.
Candace was very nice but I had concerns with the condition of her home as well as the number of dogs she was caring for. She had some of the dogs locked in rooms, I don't know if that was for the entire stay or just temporary.

Also it took her a day to respond to my request to find out how my dog was doing. I emailed, texted and left a voicemail message.

I would not use her services again but she may be fine for others.
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It was our first time for us to use Dog Vacay for a period of a week. Our beloved dog requires special accommodation and attention since he is a willful, strong-minded breed (standard schnauzer) and we were very pleased that his stay with Candace was a very pleasant experience (both for us and for our pet). When we picked up our dog, he was very happy to see us, but he also really enjoyed his stay! Our dog had a lot of opportunity to play with Candace's other guest pooches and our dog was tired when we got home! I highly recommend Candace, she is easy-going and very responsive to calls, e-mails and texts. Will be using her services again!
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Sadie loves going to Candace! She gets super excited when we drive up to her house because she knows she is going to get lots of outside time to play with other pups! I only use Candace when I go out of town.
We are so thankful to find Candace! She's great with my little dog, Moose and is quick to communicate with scheduling. Most importantly, Moose has a fun and safe place to stay while I'm at work and that makes it all worthwhile. Highly recommend.
Candace was AMAZING!
She is courteous, professional and a very pleasant person. She accommodated our odd pick-up/drop-off times, and she offered our Maltese, Andy, a very nice home. She also sent us daily updates on Andy, which made being away a little easier. Last but not least, Andy had the opportunity to socialize with other doggies, which we feel is important. We will definitely ask for Candace's help again!
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This was the third time (I think) that I used Candace to dog sit Jake. Candace is great with the dogs. She even texts me pictures of Jake to let me know he is doing great. Jake seems happy when we drop him off and pick him up and is well cared for. Will be using Candace in the future as needed.
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So glad we found Candace! She's friendly and accommodating, and Sam came home a happy, healthy and tired boy!
Thanks Candace!! Fred and Shelby we're very lucky to stay with you. Thank you for the pictures too, put us at ease. We look forward to using you on the future. Thanks again.
Candace always does a wonderful job caring for our dog.
Candace is awesome! Highly recommended!
We can't Thank Candance enough. She took care of Stitch as if he was her own. We will definitely use her again to watch Stitch.
Candace did a nice job keeping Buster safe and happy. She had other dogs Buster's size to keep him busy. We got photo's on our text showing Buster Posey enjoying his stay. I would recommend Candace to keep your dog while you vacation.
Candace is wonderful! We had a last minute emergency on a weekday at 8am, and we had to board our boy, Joey. I called Candace, she was responsive, and didn't hesitate to take him in! Candace brought so much relief in a hectic time with her responsiveness and willingness to help watch our boy. I definitely recommend her!
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My dogs think this is a doggy spa-they seem totally happy when we pick them up! I know they are well watched and nurtured, so I am very satisfied with the attention Candace gives our guys,
Candace was wonderful with our dog Bella. One of the things I liked was that she treated her like one of her own dogs. She was able to sleep in bed with one of the family members to make her feel at home. Thank you Candace!!!!!!!
This was Toby's first time away from us. From the pictures that Candace sent us, Toby had a great time playing with the other dogs . Candace reported that he did very well.
Tanner always has a fun time with Candace. He comes home happy and tired.
Candace does a great job caring for our boy, Joey. She is flexible to work with on drop off and pick up times, and shows great confidence in caring for our dog. She is great to work with!
My dog came back tired and happy. Loved the picture updates. Can't really ask for more.
Lexi had a GREAT time as always! Thank you Candace! We (Lexi) will see you again soon.
Candace was very nice and accommodating. As first timers in leaving our little Chloe with other than very close friends, Candace made us feel confident that Choe will be taken cared of. A friend had good experiences with Candace and we sure will be looking forward to future playdates with Candace and her charges. Thank you.
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Candace was great and our dog seemed to have a great time playing with her dog!
Owen loves visiting Candice and her pack!
The dogs were well cared for and had a great time. We know our babies are in good hands with Candice.
The dogs love Candace. They come home well cared for. We miss them but don't worry because we know they are in good hands. I highly recommend her.
Candice is so personable, and takes great care of her furry guests.
We love Candace! She is our go-to pet sitter. Both my husband and I feel that she will take care of our little pup and make sure he enjoys his little vacation. We feel that not only do we get a vacation, but he does too. She always has other dogs there so I know that he will have company 24/7. She stays home with the pups so I know he will be taken care of. He comes home happy and healthy. Thanks, Candace! You have made some pooch parents very happy. :)
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The dogs just can't stop talking about their stay, must have been great! Candace always does a great job with our "boys".
Candace took great care of my cocker spaniel (Rosie) and I would ask for her next time. So would Rosie.
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Candace is great! Owen enjoys going over, and I will do it again!
Home was warm. Candace was very welcoming. I loved the pictures that she sent me. I am lucky to have found her. Thank you.
Candace was amazing. We were needing to board our dogs because we went to a wedding and it would just make things difficult for them. She gladly accepted and what made it even better was that she also had a standard poodle! She did a great job taking care of Monet and Winston. We will definitely board with her again!
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Candace was wonderful! We did a meet and greet a couple months before our trip to Cabo so our pups could meet. We were so sad to drop her off but she apparently became quick friends with Charlie (Candace's standard poodle). As soon as we were back in the country I received several photos from Khaos' stay!!! It was so nice to see that she had a great time and was taken care of.

Candace even let us pick her up late at night a day early since our flights were changed several times! As we were leaving she said Khaos was welcome any time which is always good to hear.

Thank you so much for taking care of our fur baby so we could have a worry free trip!
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Our dogs had a great time. They both came back very tired so that told me they played the entire time.
Our 'Bella' only stayed for a day but I could tell that the stay was a good experience - Bella is a hyper type - I could tell Candace 'host' was well experienced with dogs - would not hesitate at all to ask her to look after our Bella again
This was my first experience with dogvacay. The process was very easy. It was nice to know what when family didn't come through to watch our dogs, we could go through dogvacay. Candace was great with our dogs; they were nice and tired when we picked them up.
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This was our first time using dogvacay and it was a simple and smart process we really appreciated. Candace was awesome with our dog. She was flexible to do a meet n greet beforehand. We felt very comfortable with her and confident she would take great care of our dog. We are so grateful that we now have a wonderful person to take care of our dog when we are on vacation!
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Candace is great! She takes good care of Tory. She is just awesome!
Arlo had a great time and he was happy staying with Candice. Thank you so much for a worry free vacation.
As always, Griffy loves his stay with Candace. He's a big baby and Candace is so good about putting up with him wanting to be by her side the whole time. Candace has so much patience!
Thank you so much, Candace! I felt so comfortable leaving my little puppy with her. She is so sweet and fun and I am so excited to get to know her through my puppy. She is now our go-to for puppy sitting. She sent me pictures of my pup throughout his stay and when we had traffic and got in later than expected, she was so accommodating! Flexible, reliable, kind, and thoughtful; we sure love Candace! :)
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I am so glad I found Candace. Charlie has a great time playing with her Charlie. The house and yard are a perfect set up and Candace is very nice. I highly recommend her service.
Candance is very good with the dogs when the stay. She is always very accomidating to our needs of drop off and pick up time. Zack and Zoey like going to play with the other dogs.
Tanner had a great time with Candace. Thanks for taking good care of him!!
Great host. Will use again. Thank you.
Candace is a terrific host. She is very good communicating with you, providing updates so you know your dog is always in good hands. We will definitely use her again. Thank you.
Being first timers; we first met Candace at our meet and greet and we were a little apprehensive boarding our small (rescued) Papillon (Lexi) with Candace because Lexi is a small dog and the other dogs were larger dogs (including her dog Charlie). But, Lexi did very well with Candace as she is very gentle with Lexi and is knowledgeable about dogs. And her dog Charlie became attached and protective over Lexi. We missed Lexi during our trip but Candace sent us updates and photos of Lexi three times which put us more at ease. We truly recommend Candace and will use her again for care for Lexi.
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Thanks Candace for watching Charlie for my hubby and I while we were away on business. Charlie enjoys his stays with you eating, sleeping, and playing with other dogs of course!
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great trip knowing my babies were well taken care of... Thanks
Candice is a wonderful caregiver to my babies! I can go away with peace of mind that they are in a home environment with love and great interaction.
Candace was very accommodating. Our dog seemed well taken care of and we would definitely go this route again if we need a dog sitter in the future.
I'm so thankful to have found Candace. Her home was perfect for my puppy Charlie. I like the way the house is set up for the dogs. They have lots of play time, but can be on their own too. I also appreciate that Candace is well organized. Charlie's items were nicely packed and all ready to go at pick up time. I definitely plan to take Charlie to Candace in the future.
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Responsible and easy to communicate with. Would use again.
Candace is very responsive to our request in the last minute. She is very nice and knowledgable for dog caring. We are thankful that we had Candace taking care of Starbright when our family is on vacation!
Can't say enough good things about Candace. She took great car of my pups, including giving one of them a pill every day. She also sent me photos of them clearly enjoying themselves, which put my mind at total ease. Any time I need someone to take great care of my pups in the future, she's the only place I'll ever use. Thanks!
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First time using this site and Candace, she took good care of our 2 small dogs, felt at ease leaving them with her. Big and small dogs were all kept separate which we liked.
Candace was great! We have a puppy and were very nervous about leaving him, but she put us at ease. We had a last minute trip and our return flight was delayed, she was extremely flexible. Loved that she texted us pictures.
Candace took my dog in with very little prior notice. It was so convenient and Dina seemed to enjoy herself. I appreciated receiving a picture of her while I was gone. I'd definitely bring her to Candace again.
Our dog Cowboy always enjoys his visit with Candace. She sends pictures and puts us at ease. She is very accommodating.
My hubby and I were going to a wedding a quickly needed a local dog sitter for our 7-month old lab puppy the weekend. I am pretty hesitant to just let anyone watch my puppy. However, when I researched DogVacay online, I knew Candace would be the perfect fit! Not only was she quick to respond to my reservation request, she chatted with me over the phone prior to my puppy's stay at her house. She even sent me photos throughout the weekend of my puppy playing along with her poodle Charlie so I knew he was in good hands. I definitely recommend Candace to anyone looking for a great dog sitter!
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Our dog Dee stayed with Candace for 6 days, she had the best time! Candace sent lots of pictures and updates so we didn't have to worry while we were away. Will definitely be staying with her again in the future.
Scooby seemed very happy when I arrived to pick him up. He adjusted quickly to his home routine. I am very happy with his stay with Candace. I'll certainly reserve a stay with her when I take my next vacation.
Candace was a great host. My older dog Sundai was so excited the morning I dropped them off that she leaped out of the truck window and ran straight into Candace's house. My pup Kaeki was also thrilled to be running around her backyard. The pictures Candace sent me while I was away put me at ease knowing that they were happy and being well taken care of.
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Candace was an awesome host. Tanner enjoyed his stay. It was fun to get pictures of him during his visit. I would recommend Candace to others. Tanner will visit her again when we need to travel.
Very friendly and professional. You could tell she liked the dogs in her care. Home and yard clean. Lots of space for the dogs to play, but also secure. I will bring my dog back.
Our dogs stay with Candace was very stress free. She took the extra time to send us pictures of our dogs while we were away to reassure us that they were doing good. We would use her services again.
Griffy loves going to Candace's and this last time had fun playing with another dog. When he got home, he kept wanting to go to the back yard, I think looking for this playmate.
This was our first time using this site so we weren't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a great experience. Candace was awesome and we felt confident leaving our four-legged kids in her care. We will definitely do it again.
Candace was fantastic! She was super flexible with the pickup and drop off times and was so good to my little Ellie! I would definitely use her services again!
My foster dog Rosie spent the night with Candace while I was out of town. It was such a relief to know Rosie was being so well taken care of. I will definitely keep Candace in mind for future pet sitting needs!
Candace was very flexible with my timing! Very easy to work with. My dog, Lucy, seemed to be completely comfortable there.
Candace is easy and wonderful to work with. I've had to run out of town at the last minute and she always works with me. I surely appreciate her!
Candice was very nice and accommodating and sent great pictures of our dog. Can't wait to use her again.
Candace was a great sitter for my 2 small dogs. She has a backyard to give the dogs some outdoor time & is happy to have them indoors, as well. Her dog, Charlie, is friendly & didn't seem to mind sharing his home. Candace is a kind person and even sent me pictures of my dogs while we were away, eliminating my concerns about how they were all doing! I will definitely use Candace as a dog sitter again. Thank you, Candace!
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Candice was very easy to work with on a short notice. Bob had fun with Charlie and Bentley. Hope to use her again.
Candace was great! Very easy to work with and drop off and pick up was a breeze! My pet was happy and well taken care of during his stay.
Candace took very good care of my 2 lovely dogs for almost 8 days. They got plenty of exercise and lots of play with her dog. They enjoyed their stay very much will look forward to the next vacay................ Jill Heller
Candice seemed like a very caring woman that really likes taking care of the dogs.
Candace is great, she took care of my little dog for 2 weeks and am very satisfied for what she did to my dog, chiqui felt at home with her. I will definitely recommend her to my friends..
Candace took very good care of Violet. She had fun playing with the other dogs. I would recommend her.
Using dog vacay was an easy process. I wasn't worried leaving the dogs with Candace and the dogs came home happy. I would happily use Candace again. The dogs had a home away from home. Thank you Candace for taking such good care of my babies.
Super friendly and willing to accommodate my schedule. Both of my dogs came home happy and healthy. I will definitely be coming back again soon.
Excellent! My dogs came home happy & healthy.
Candace and Charlie were very easy to work with and were able to accommodate our vacay request with fairly short notice. Theo enjoyed his time with Candace and Charlie and looks forward to his next visit. I would recommend Candace to my friends. Thank you Candace!
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Candace was extremely accommodating on our last minute dog sitting request. She agreed to care for our two dogs for 2 weeks in the spur of the moment. It was literally 1 day before our trip started. We can't thank her enough!

Our dogs loved spending time with Candace and her doodle!

The next time we go anywhere, we'll surely call on Candace first! She's reliable and very caring.

Thanks Candace!
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Sadie had a great stay with Candace & Charlie, her standard poodle. This is the 1st time we've used DogVacay & it sure beats the kennel!
Candace was wonderful my dog seemed really at ease with her.
Sierra had a great time with Candace and all the other friends she plays with. She likes staying there a lot. Margey K.
Candace knows how to make dogs very happy on their first visit. Sierra enjoyed her stay with her and had fun playing with other dogs. She was there for 10 days and seemed to be at peace. Thanks for her loving help to make it possible to go away and not worry. MK
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Griffy loves staying with Candace. The only 'bad' thing that happened was he put a hole in her screen door. She's been most gracious, but I will help pay to repair it.
Cookie stay was perfect! Looking forward to more vacays with Candace.
Candace is very mellow and patient. You can tell she loves dogs and is not intimidated by large dogs (mine is 115 pounds). Thank you Candace.
Candace W. was awesome and Griffy's first time away from me was a positive experience for him. THANK YOU Candace.
Candace was great, she was friendly and easy to get a hold of. Our dog came home happy and healthy. We would recommend her to our family and friends and will use her again.
Candace was great! Sophie loved being with her!
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