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Debra H.

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46 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Debra's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Debra

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love dogs - all breeds and sizes, and though we don't currently have a dog of our own, we will lovingly care for yours as if it was our own. Your dog will enjoy vacationing in my clean and spacious home on 1.5 acres situated near Paynes Prairie Preserve, where the dog-walking is awesome! If your dog is a runner or a (pool) swimmer, then this is the vacation spot for them. In my large, secure backyard, we will exercise your pup and ensure they get plenty of activity. If your dog is older or has medical conditions, no worry, I'm a nurse and we like them laid-back too. If you're still unsure, read my reviews (I have several repeat customers) and message me, we'll meet & greet! You'll see and be very satisfied!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Debra H.

Online Now!
46 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Debra's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Check-ins
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
46 Reviews
Debra was a great host to our dog. Super accomadating to our dog's routine, sensitivities and needs. Loved the pictures and updates everyday. It made our time away easier. Thanks Debra.
What a wonderful experience! Definitely will be using Deborah again. Daily updates, pictures and most importantly quality care. We have three dogs all with "unique" quirks and I was nervous to leave them but after this experience I will never worry for their care again. Don't hesitate to use Deborah; she's amazing.
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Bar none, Debra will be our first choice from here on out! Taking a serious interest in the well-being of each of her "charges," Debra is steadfastly observant, thorough in her care and updates, and a joy to work with overall. We are grateful to have found her.
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This was the very first time we have had to leave our Lily and Debra did such an amazing job making me feel comfortable with everything! We spoke on the phone prior to confirming Lily's stay, she sent multiple text updates and several pictures! It was truly a wonderful experience for both myself and for Lily! Thank you Debra for going above and beyond to ensure we both had a pleasurable experience!
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Debra and her family treated our dog as if he belonged to them. I'm sure he was sad to leave. Debra made every effort to meet our and Parker's needs; she had a wonderful yard and a very clean house. We will certainly return, and often. My wife and I were especially impressed by the frequent updates and even photos of Parker. I highly recommend her.
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Looking for a home away from home for your dog? Someone who is caring and loving for your dog? When you go home your dog is so tired from having so much fun--running, walks, playing in the pool. You need to have your dog stay with Debra H. She was super great with our 164 lb. Great Dane.

Carol C.
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My second time using Debra as my dog sitter went just as great as the first time! I feel very confident and comfortable leaving my King Charles with her, and I will definitely continue using her in the future! Thanks Debra!
Debra and her family were EXCELLENT!! My pup is like my child and I was anxious to leave her with anyone that wasn't family. As soon as I met Debra, I knew my pup would be in good hands! She went above and beyond to make sure both Grace and I were at ease. She has a large backyard which Grace had a blast running through! She kept me updated throughout the day and was incredibly accommodating to my crazy schedule. I have no reservations about leaving Grace with Debra and her family again!
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Amazing first-time experience! I was led to Debra through her amazing reviews and I am so glad that I can add to her collection, because WOW she deserves it! My baby Summer is 8 years old and has a touch of separation anxiety. Debra made her feel safe, happy and loved! I loved receiving our daily updates and pictures of my happy dog playing, relaxing and just being content. I don't think I will ever go back to a regular boarding experience when Summer has the opportunity to be catered to and loved by a family who loves her. Thank you so much, Debra! If you're wondering who to board your pet with, look no further. The reviews speak for themselves.
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We are so glad to have found you and your family for boarding our goldendoodle Wilbur. I can't tell you how comforting it was to know he was going on walks, swimming, golf cart rides and playing with children. I so appreciated your text and pictures of him in action!! We truly hope when needed you will have an open spot for him again....he was treated like a king thanks so much for all you do in the doggie world and opening your home to our big ole cuddle dog Wilbur.
Thanks
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I left my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Gracie, with Debra this past weekend for the first time and had a wonderful experience! She kept me updated on how things were going and what Gracie was doing throughout her whole stay with texts, pictures, and videos. Gracie came home and slept for an entire day after I picked her up; she was thoroughly worn out from her stay. I felt extremely comfortable with Gracie staying at her beautiful home, and I would highly recommend using Debra to anyone looking for a reliable, dog-loving dog sitter! I am so glad I had such an amazing experience, and I will definitely be using Debra again in the future!!
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I always look forward to taking my pup Kali to stay with Debra while I'm out of town! I'm a repeat customer and Debra is always my first choice! She treats Kali so well and keeps me updated with messages and pics! I highly recommend her!
Did a fantastic job accommodating my dogs specific wants and needs.
Debra was wonderful with Red. She made both of us at ease immediately upon meeting her. She text photo's throughout the visit along with updates on Red's behavior and activities. She even took him to the park for a walk. I highly recommend her as someone who you can trust with your special pet. I wanted to give her 5 Stars, but it would not work. Thanks for taking care of Red Debra! We'll see you again!
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Our two labs only spent one overnight with Debra but they felt immediately at home and cared for. Debra provided them with lots of exercise which they are accustom to getting. We very much appreciated her attention to detail for each of the dogs.

We will definitely consider using Debra again when we travel to her area.
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Debra & Dave were both so hospitable and welcoming to my 11 week old puppy during her stay! They were able to take her at the last minute and kept me updated with pictures and videos from the very hour I dropped her off. I have no doubt that they took the best care of my little girl and I would take her back in a heartbeat! She had an absolute blast!
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Debra and Dave were the best dog sitters I have ever used. Sasha, our almost 2 year old black mouth cur, had a couple of days where her behavior could have been better. Debra was patient and texted me daily with the details assuring me that she was confident that all would work out well. Sasha was there close to three weeks and was a happy dog when we picked her up. She needs a lot of exercise and Debra and Dave took her for daily walks and runs along with many visits to the dog park.
I can't say enough good things about Sasha's experience at their home. We were out of the country and I received daily texts and pictures of Sasha. Debra will always be first on my list of dog sitters.
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I used Dog Vacay in Baton Rouge and have only good things to say about this service; however I never expected to have the kind of service, care, professionalism and knowledge of dogs, how they should meet and where that should take place until I met Debra. She first responded to my meet and greet right away although it was Christmas Eve and it was last minute she said she would love to meet Fran, and knew time was important since I needed someone Christmas Day through New Years Eve. She said she wanted to help; but with a house full of other dogs she wanted to be sure it would work. She told me the park where the dogs play would be best. She made sure I was willing to take the time to be there so the dogs had the best opportunity at getting to know one another, play time and time to really observe them interact with one another. It was awesome to watch them and see how attentive she was to each and every dog. We went back to her home to see how they entered the home after 90 minutes of play and it was an easy transition for everyone. She listened to my concerns and how Frances lived at home. She took the dogs out every morning for exercise from 5:30am to 7am, they all had their beds next to one another and I received photos every day. I can't say enough how impressed I was and how happy Frances was staying in her home even with so many dogs. Debra is someone I trust and cannot say enough how much it meant to find someone like her for Fran. TRUST! Thank You
CATHY
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We chose Debra because she is kind and attentive to the needs of both dog and owner, and she was highly recommended by our friends. She sent us daily “pupdates” via text and photo/video letting me know how and what Montana was doing, which gave us peace of mind while we were apart. Montana had a great time with Debra and her family and playing with the other dogs. Your dog will have a great time too! - Dori & Brandon
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Miel and Charlie spent a week with Debra and Dave on their second visit. As soon as we dropped them off, we knew we had made the right choice. The dogs were excited to be there and happy to see Debra. She took such good care of them with regular walks, play time, treats, and tummy rubs. They are loving dogs, but we spoil them at home, and Debra treated them as though they were her own. She texted us regularly and sent us updates and cute pictures of all their shenanigans. I am relieved and extremely happy to have found such an excellent dog sitter. I would highly recommend Debra to any dog lover. She is fabulous!
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This is was Kali's second stay with Debra, and it couldn't have been more fantastic! Debra was such an amazing host. She sent me picture and message updates daily, and I could tell Kali was having a blast! I truly appreciated the time and attention Debra gave to Kali and the effort she put into ensuring Kali got plenty of love and exercise. Debra is the best pet sitter I have encountered yet. Kali will definitely be staying with her again!
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Debra was just plain wonderful with my dog. She was understanding and compassionate to his needs. She is a very calm, confident, and caring person. My dog (Dewey) has some problems with anxiety and is high energy and Debra was very willing to work with him. She provided him plenty of exercise, love, and understanding. He did great at her house and was thoroughly exhausted when I picked him up. Debra has a great home that is quiet and calming for animals. I will be using her again next weekend and highly highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for great care for their pet.
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We had such a great experience with Debra and Dave and highly recommend them to anyone else who needs a loving Dogvacay home for your pup(s). Our dogs Ratus and Catfish had an amazing time swimming and playing all weekend, and are completely worn out! We were so thankful to find such a perfect fit for our dogs. Debra's property is beautiful and has tons space for dogs to run around and play. Living in central Florida, there aren't too many places we can take our dogs to swim regularly, so I was so happy that Debra lets dogs swim in her pool! Our dogs felt right at home there, and it was totally a mini vacation for them, while we were on vacation ourselves! :) Debra sent me photo, video and text updates throughout the weekend too, so that I knew the boys were doing well. Thank you for taking such great care of our boys!!! They can't wait to come back and play!
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Debra is an absolutely amazing person and pet sitter! I desperately needed a place for my dog, Kali, to stay for a week while I was traveling out of the country, and I really didn’t want to leave her at a regular boarding facility. Debra provided a safe and welcoming environment for Kali, and she sent me email/text updates with pictures everyday! Debra and her family made Kali feel at home and took her on runs and excursions throughout the week. She gave Kali the love and care that I would give. Kali really did have a fun-filled "DogVacay" of her own! I can’t explain how happy and relieved I am to have found Debra on DogVacay. My experience working with her was truly wonderful. I highly recommend Debra for you next pet sitter needs! I will definitely be taking Kali to stay with her again!
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Highly recommend! Our dog was very well taken care of in a nice clean home and received lots of attention. Debra truly cares for the dogs she is sitting and went above and beyond tending to our elderly dog. She also texted me daily updates and photos which was great! We will definitely use her again!
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Debra was a fantastic host for our two dogs. They are pretty spoiled and can get into mischief, and she treated them like family and welcomed them like her own pets. I could tell they loved their time with Debra and Dave because they were tired and happy when we picked them up. Debra sent us text messages and pictures throughout their stay so we could see how much fun they were having. She took them on walks and allowed them to make new friends with a neighbor dog. We will certainly ask Debra to keep them the next time we go out of town. She paid attention to all the instructions we gave regarding the dogs and their personalities. We enthusiastically recommend Debra and Dave.
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Debra got to know our dogs and what they liked. She sent me photos throughout the visit. Lily and Loki had such a good time they slept 3 hours on the way home. Thank you!!
Debra is so very caring and compassionate. She kept my 100 pound, 7 year old pit bull and he had a great time. Debra kept him active and gave him lots of TLC while we were away for 9 days. He was happy to see us of course, but I think he misses Debra too. She will listen to details about your pet and follow your guidelines for how to take care of your pet while you are away. Debra sent text messages and photos every day so we knew our boy was doing great. Debra loves animals and will treat your pet like one of her family. I will definitely bring Aries to stay with Debra again. What peice of mind you get when you can go away on vacation and know your pet will have as much fun as you. Thanks so much Debra.
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Debra was wonderful and very friendly. She sent us several text photos and messages ensuring us that Brandi was doing ok. I truly appreciated that she let us do a late pickup which the estimated time was 8:30/9pm. She took Brandi for a walk and gave her special attention. We look forward to using Debra's services again.
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Debra was great with Aries. He's our 100 pound, 7 year old Pit Bull who is very loving and loyal to our family but does not socialize very well with other people or dogs. He did awesome at Debra's for the day yesterday, and next week he will stay with Debra while we go on vacation. Debra made sure he got plenty of exercise and love and attention. I am so glad we found Debra and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a safe, clean and loving environment to leave your four legged family member.

Teresa O.
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Debra proved to be a perfect host for my dog! She obviously loves dogs and I felt she was paying special attention to MINE! She went out of her way to help me feel comfortable with the arrangement (meet and greet). She sent photos and messages during his stay. I'm perfectly comfortable leaving him with her now for a longer time.
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"I would like to share my gratitude and utmost appreciation for Debra and Dave as being the best dog sitters.

I have a very high energy high maintenance male German shepherd, when I moved to the area I was very worried about finding a reliable, compassionate, understanding and caring person for my dog.

But I am so glad I found them, they superseded my expectations and proved themselves unequivocally the best of best.

My dog and I have fathoms of appreciation for them.

If anyone is looking for a short or long term dog sitter, congratulations you have found them without any doubt whatsoever."
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I am so happy that we left my lab/shepherd, Smokey, with Debra. We almost canceled our vacation until we found DogVacay site. Debra, Dave, and Ava were so willing to keep Smokey happy by taking him for walks, taking trips to the park, and even introducing him to some wildlife, deer;) Debra kept me posted on Smokey via text and sent pictures too! I cannot say enough good things. This was my first DogVacay experience and it was definitely a positive one!!
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Crash had another great vacation at Deb's, cant ask for a better host. Will definitely be back. ;)
Our Labrador Retrievers, Bentley and Bumble had more fun with Debra and her family than they've ever had in their lives. They went running with her every day, touring the UF campus, and Bentley was in the swimming pool. Debra sent us texts several times, at least once a day with pictures of how much fun the dogs were having. She loved them like they were her own. I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend her and her family to care for my best friends' dogs. She will go out of her way to make the dogs comfortable and loved, loved, loved. Thanks, Debra, Dave and Ava! (lovingly, Bentley and Bumble)
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Debra took such good care of our 3 month old puppy. She was very flexible with our schedule and texted us updates with pictures during our time away. Her house is absolutely beautiful and a great place for any dog to stay. I would highly recommend her to any pet owner!
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Another great vacay with Deb for Crash. She's trustworthy, caring, and very responsible, don't hesitate to book with her. Crash loves his stays there. Thanks again Deb!
Debra was a perfect fit for my Dachshund. I would highly recommend her for any boarding of your loved ones! The atmosphere and grounds were perfect for a dog to play. Clean, neat, Perfect!!!! I will be using her again for boarding.
Debra did a fantastic job with Scoobie. I would highly recommend her to any pet owner who would like to have one on one care for their pet!
Another awesome dog sitting visit. We are returning customers and very happy to continue using this sitter. :)
I love leaving Pickles with Debra, she is very active and is always taking Pickles on long runs, hiking, playing, swimming - and she always sends me pics to let me know my dog is in great hands. 5 stars AGAIN :)
Signing up my dog Crash for his vacation with Deb was a breeze! She was nice, hospitable, flexible, and they got along great. Deb is responsible, easy to work with, and they had a great time together. She asked great questions, made sure she knew any of his quirks, and kept me updated with great communication. Next time we go out of town, we wont hesitate to line up a stay with her. Thanks again Deb!
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Debrah and her family are responsible, sweet dog lovers. Highly recommend them!
My dog Pickles had SUCH an amazing time at Debra's. She was so good with her, my dog came back home exhausted after having so much fun! And for a hyper dog, that means A LOT ;) now I never have to worry about finding someone to watch my dog, because she has the perfect place. :)
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My pug's stay with Debra & her family was exceptional. She was well taken care of and returned home happy & exhausted from all her care.
Excellent :) Lucy really enjoyed her visit, especially the 7-mile run. It's great to have an active family watch her since she has such high energy. Kennels just don't offer the same type of environment. Debra was confident and knowledgable. She was more than willing to use the "Fact Sheet" we took with us and treated Lucy exactly as we wanted. She encouraged Lucy to go for a swim, but allowed her to make her own decision - Perfect!
A note to anyone with dogs who like to run, this location is next to a busy road and not fenced in, but they are very careful and attentive to ensure that dogs are safe and visible. They exercised Lucy on 6-foot and 25-foot leashes we included in her overnight bag.
I highly recommend this family. :) A+++
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