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Sarah C.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Sarah's Resident Pets

Trever
Mixed Breed
Male
5 yr 0 mo old
Fergus
Mixed
Male
4 yr 1 mo old
Ferdinand
Mixed
Male
6 yr 11 mo old
Shadow
Mixed
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Sidekick
Mixed Breed
Male
1 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Sarah's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sarah

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've been a professional Dog Trainer since May of 2010, I've been pet-sitting for my clients since November 2011, I have two dogs, a lab/beagle mix who weighs about 40 lbs and a mixed breed (maybe corgi/St. Bernard? He's an odd mix) who's also about 40 lbs, Both have been around other dogs frequently their whole lives, and are great with animals in general. All dogs that stay with me get between 1 and 2 long walks everyday and as many outdoor bathroom breaks as they need. I have children who love dogs and know all the dog rules. I do have 3 cats, one of my cats -- the youngest -- loves dogs and plays with the dogs that stay with me.

For your dog's comfort, and for your peace of mind, I do ask that you either schedule a meet and greet, or feel entirely comfortable having your pup stay with new people and animals. I do have some regular clients that book with me frequently, so there's often three or four dogs already here. I've only had to turn one pup away that wasn't a good fit, and my dog training experience prepares me for a lot, but I want to make sure everyone's comfortable, happy, and at ease with the situation, so a meet and greet is often a good idea.

Although I work, my husband is home with the kids, and because of childcare we're rarely both out of the house for more than a couple of hours, so your pup will have company all day. I'll also make sure to keep up on your training regimen, so your dog is as well-behaved when you come home as when you left. For a slight fee increase I can work on specific issues to correct them for you and then give you a quick dog training primer when you get home.

I do ask, for your dog's comfort, that you bring enough food for your vacation, plus a serving or two in case you have to stay longer than anticipated, a crate or kennel if your dog is crate trained to minimize stress, and any special toys or treats your dog loves. I have treats and a few toys for your dog to enjoy while she's with me, but it's always good to have something that smells like home. I also strive to maintain consistency with feeding times and rituals, so I'll ask questions about what you feed, when you feed, and what your dog is expected to do (sit, stay, wait until a release word, something along those lines) at meal-time.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sarah C.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sarah's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$30 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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16 Reviews
We were visiting Carbondale from out of state for a family wedding, and Sarah could not have been more accommodating! Our schedule was in flux, due to family commitments and the rainy weather, and Sarah just rolled with it. She responded to texts promptly and provided photos for each day.

I would highly recommend her and would not hesitate to use her again if we visit the area in the future. Thank you for a great first experience using DogVacay.com. :-)
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Great stay, happy dog. Sarah communicated promptly and made me feel very comfortable with my first experience with the app. Will definitely contact Sarah again for future stays.
Had a wonderful experience with Sarah. She had me and maddie come and meet the family (children and dogs) previous to our stay. It gave me comfort to know I had made the right decision. Madison stayed a week and I was concerned about the extended stay due to her being a shelter dog with abandoment issues. When I picked her up she was calm and had serttled in as if it was her home. I could tell right away she had enjoyed her stay and all was well. Sarah posted photos along the way to help me feel conected and see how she was doing. Loved that. I is well worth the $$ to have your pet so well taken care of. I would recommend and use Sarah again when I need to leave.
Thanks again Sarah
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Sarah did an excellent job keeping us updated with our fur baby. We had just got him recently from the pet shelter and were worried about leaving him with someone new. He came back just the way we left him and loved knowing he had love and care around the clock. Will definitely use Sarah again.
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Sarah is my go to dog sitter when I have to travel. Her family is always welcoming of Bo (when schedules match), and he is excited when he realizes where we head. Sarah is communicative and willing to let me know when things are happening or seem to be happening with Bo that I should be aware of.
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Sarah did an excellent job with both Spencer & Maggie plus keep us posted via pictures that helped us enjoy our vacation with our daughter and not to worry since both our dogs are 'senior'. Spencer is 12 yrs old & Maggie is 17 yrs old.
Spencer & Maggie have health issues due to their age and Sarah was able to take care of their individual needs via meds and limitations in their ability to walk.
Very positive & appreciate all that she did.
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Our dog, Griffon, always has a great time staying at Sarah's. She was easily available during our long trip (2+ weeks) for check-ins and was very accomodating the day we returned and our flight was delayed. Thanks!
Sarah was so wonderful in setting up and accommodating Bo in this visit. She was communicative, and had a wonderful family that I know gave Bo lots of love.
Our country dogs enjoyed staying in the city. They learned new things and were happy. We will use Sarah again.
Sarah was great! We felt very comfortable leaving our dog, Ruby, with her, and Ruby was in great spirits when we returned to pick her up. Very good experience overall, I would return and recommend!
Sarah was very communicative and took excellent care of Kaiser while we were away. He came home healthy and happy.
Griffon had a great time!
Sarah was able to watch Grif for doggie daycare on very short notice. Grif had a great time with her dog and a fellow visitor. We will be back!
Sara was great. We had an easy time setting up a schedule for pickup/dropoff and a last minute (very minor) medical issue was no problem for her. Thanks!!
We had peace of mind that our dog was being well taken care of while we were on vacation for a week! Our dog Sugie seemed to be enjoying her stay and we appreciated photo and written updates about how she was doing!
My husband and I recently adopted our dog, Sugie, and were concerned about finding a place where she would be very well taken care of and where someone could be around 24-7 as she has separation anxiety. Sarah was very welcoming of Sugie, and made sure someone in her family was always around. She has a dog of her own, which also provided some nice companionship for Sugie, and she took Sugie on frequent walks. Sarah also sent us great photo updates and messages about how Sugie was doing. I feel that Sugie was treated her like part of Sarah's family.
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