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Candace J.

25 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Candace's Resident Pets

Misty Bluz
Mixed Breed
9 yr 3 mo old

Candace's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Candace

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

Plenty of room and lots of Love!

Our mission is to provide a safe and comfortable retreat for your pets so you can enjoy a relaxed trip without the stress of worrying about them. We will keep your pets entertained and send you photo updates to show you how well they have adapted to their new surroundings.

Larry and I have both owned and cared for dogs all of our lives. Misty Bluz is our current pampered pet. She is a 30 pound , 8 year old ShihPoo, who loves people and dogs.

Our one story home is heated, air conditioned and pet proof, with a large fenced in backyard. There is plenty of shade and lots to explore.

We are both retired so at least one of us will usually be home to supervise and entertain your pet. We will take them for walks around our quiet neighborhood and for car rides to pet friendly places. We will supervise them while they explore our fenced backyard and try to mimic their schedule as closely as possible. They will be glad to see you when you return and very happy when you bring them back for another stay.

We understand extenuating or emergency circumstances occur. We are very flexible so please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs. Our primary concern is for the well being of your pets.

We recently retired and moved to DeBary FL. from Miami. We had experienced difficulty finding a suitable pet sitter until discovering DogVacay.com. Our DogVacay sitter was such a great experience we decided to offer the service for others to enjoy.

We understand each dog has a unique personality. We take the time to get to know your pets so we can provide the care they want. Whether it is activity, cuddling or just basking in the sun on the deck we will provide the stimulus your pet prefers. Getting to know your pet is part of the fun in providing this service.

Larry is now pet CPR Certified and a Certified groomer. We currently offer full grooming services. A Spa Bath service includes shampoo and conditioner, blow dry, nails trimmed, ears cleaned and teeth brushed, a de-shedding service, Mini Groom which includes a Spa Bath and sanitary shave and face trim and a full groom. Cross the groomer off your to do list before leaving town. Bring us your dirty dog and we will send him home clean and coiffed.

We have enough space and love to insure your pets enjoy your vacation as much as you do.
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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
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Candace J.

25 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Candace's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Candace's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$30 /min
$60 /max
$20 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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25 Reviews
I am a repeat customer and value the safety and confidence I find with Candace and Larry as caretakers of my most precious little one! They provide a wonderful home with lots of warmth and love.
It was great to leave Bandit over the Thanksgiving holiday and not worry about her. She started to get excited even in the car as we drove through the neighborhood! She loves her vacations!!
Left the pups in another home for the first time. They seemed to enjoy it! They had a nice fenced yard to run around. My 2 year old shepherd was good and tired when I picked her up. Nice people.
Very happy with Candace and her location. The fenced in yard greatly relieved my anxiety about leaving our beagles who live to escape and go off on adventures. Both dogs were given a rub down before we picked them up to remove anything they might have rolled in while plaing in the yard.
Happy pups to vacay with Candace, with lots of exercise and playmates. So great to be able to leave them in a loving home. We took the time to meet and observe how my two interacted with their Misty. There is comfort in knowing the host cares enough to take the time. I recommend Candace.
I left my Golden Retriever here for five days. I received pictures, as promised, while I was away. He was well taken care of. He was fed the food that I brought and was given his medication. He seemed very happy and I felt better not having to have him locked in a kennel while I was gone. He had a nice yard to play in and got along well with the other dogs. I will definitely use Candice again and would recommend her for your dog sitting needs.
Our furry son Barrett had never been away from us until he stayed with Candace. We were a bit nervous, but things went great! Candace and Larry are wonderful people, and Larry is a great groomer. Barrett came home shiny and he smelled amazing! We highly recommend Candace and we will definitely be bringing our dog back in the near future.
Candice is wonderful, I highly recommend when needing a pet sitter. I have taken my pup to her a few times and will continue to use her. She has a lovely home and plenty of back yard for roaming around. My dog is always happy, and I don't feel guilty leaving him for a few days.
Candance has watched Maggie a few times now. Maggie Mae always seems to have a great time there, always comes home happy and healthy , Plus she is local which is a plus.
Candace is wonderful, my pup Cooper had a great vacation too! She sends pictures and stays in touch when needed. It made my vacation so much easier knowing that he was having fun.
This was Maggies second stay with Candance. She made a friend and did not want to leave. Hope her friend is there when we go back.
Maggie had a great time. Candance was the best doggie sitter. Will definantly bring Maggie back.
Candace and Larry were wonderful host for my fur baby! I felt so reassured about his well being with the daily messages and photos they sent. I would absolutely use them again! Reasonable pricing and very accommodating.
Candace and Larry are the absolute best! They have taken care of my Great Pyrenees on multiple occasions. When my dog would not eat, Candace cooked broth and chicken for her. That is how kind and caring this wonderful couple is. The added plus is that Larry is a "dog whisperer." Do not hesitate to leave your pet in their care. I would rate them a complete 100, but there are only 5 stars!!!!
Larry and Candace are great! Its really nice to have someone you can count on that will love and care for your dogs and gives me piece of mind. Thank you both :)
Great experience! Warm and wonderful people took great care of our four legged family member. Will use again and recommend!
Candace and her husband were WONDERFUL! I left my 10 week old puppy with them for the weekend and when i came back, he was so happy and at peace. Candace was so flexible with my changing schedule and she even let me pick up my puppy late at night. I gave her a schedule with Oakley's feeding times and she followed it very well and my dog was still on his normal schedule when we got home. My puppy is being crate trained and it was very important that he stuck to that training and Candace reassured me that it wouldn't be a problem and she kept the training going. She had a very nice back yard where my puppy was able to be a puppy. I know they dedicated their weekend to the dogs that were with them and they took such good care of them. I was very pleased with her service. I will DEFINITELY use her again!!!
Highly recommend - couldn't have been better. Thank you, Candace!
My little Pom, Gidget had a wonderful time during her stay at Candace's home. She played outside, got plenty of hugs, pats and attention. I was pleased that I did not have to worry about her care knowing she was in good hands. Candace was very accommodating to our plans and went out of her way to provide Gidget with all the comforts of home, and MORE!! I certainly will use Candace's services again!!
Candace and Larry were so inviting and offered us last minute scheduling with ease. Our boxer Bacchus has bouts of anxiety and Candace and Larry took the best care of him! He came home relaxed and happy! They have a beautiful backyard for playing and are very accommodating! We will be using Candace again. Highly recommend.

Candace replied to our request for a one-day stay quickly, and we made arrangements with ease. I can recommend her services if you are in the Deland area.
I highly recommend this host! Candace and her husband are very pleasant people. They have a wonderful backyard! Candace sent me few photos of Coco :) that was really sweet~ Thank you to both and we will see you again~!!
Our high energy boxer stayed with Candace for 8 days. She sent photos and little notes everyday which gave us a tremendous amount of comfort.

This was very reassuring for us, since he had not left him very often before.

I would, without reservation, recommend Candace to care for your dog. Our dog gave her a big kiss when we left, so I think he had a good time too.
I recommend using Candace. Her house is dog friendly (and I have a puppy). She has a big deck and yard for the dogs to play. She is very loving towards your dog and did everything I asked.
Candace was an excellent hostess and we felt completely at ease leaving our pooch at her home. We will certainly use her again. THANKS!
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