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Dianne F.

31 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Dianne's Resident Pets

Kismet
Mixed Breed
Male
10 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Dianne's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Dianne

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I began rescuing pets when I was a small child. I have rescued elderly dogs as well as puppies and given them a lifelong loving home. I have been concerned with the wellbeing of all animals my whole life. I started working at a pet and grooming store when I was 16 and learned about quality grooming and pet supplies early on. I have been the proud companion of many types of animals besides dogs including horses, small and large birds, cats and reptiles. Living with, loving, training and protecting animals is a lifelong value of mine. My present dog, Kismet is a trained therapy dog that visits hospitals and schools and loves people and pets to play with. Kismet is also trained in agility and set ready for commercials and film work. Our home on more than 1 acre of fenced property allows us plenty of exercise with a beautiful view and freedom to romp. My pets are indoor animals who get a lot of outdoor supervised play and time as I am athletic and an endurance runner and I love the outdoors.


*Dogs are able to be indoors and outside on 1 acre at anytime. All dogs are fully supervised at all times and never alone.

All dogs must be:
- housebroken fully
- spayed/neutered
-Up to date on shots
- with recent flea treatment
-not aggressive and friendly with other pets

Please note:
-One night overnight boarding includes one 24 hour period of care. 24 hours from drop off time to pick up time. A second day is charged after 24 hours unless prior arrangements have been made and agreed upon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Dianne F.

31 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 10, 2016

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dianne's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Dianne's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Grooming
$30 /min
$100 /max
Baths
$50 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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31 Reviews
Dianne is awesome! Our two lab puppies were with her for a week and were loved and well taken care of. She sent us pictures every day. We will definitely have our dogs stay with her again.
Our 2 dogs had a great time with Dianne. They were problem eaters but she handled it. We don't like to leave them for more than a couple of days but we felt comfortable doing so with Dianne. They had lots of fun playing with all the other dogs!
My dog, Kobe, had a fantastic stay at Dianne's home! She took excellent care of him!
Wow! I was nervous because the only experience I had boarding my dog was at a local kennel. She was traumatized so this time I researched other options and found dogvacay. I had no idea that there were people that took other people's dogs into their home and treated them like one of the family. It was like night and day! Dianne was super in tune with all the dogs and sent frequent photo updates throughout my dog's stay. This was a real find and I would recommend Dianne to any of my friends and family that want to take a vacay themselves but are reluctant to leave their pooch behind.
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Dianne was great with our big golden doodle Nick who is usually shy around other dogs and people he does not know. We gave her special feeding instructions and she was meticulous about following them. She was also very communicative throughout his stay, sending us pictures of Nick daily. He came back very happy. We will definitely have our dog stay at Dianne's again.
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Bella had a wonderful stay with Dianne. Everything seemed to work out well. Bella socialized nicely with the other dogs and we especially enjoyed the daily videos that Dianne sent us. We would definitely want to reserve a stay with Dianne again the next time we need someone to care for Bella.
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Dianne was simply wonderful. While we went away she sent us messages, pictures and videos of our dog Coby. We really had the feeling that he is in good hands and has a great time with the other dogs there and Dianne. Coby seemed very happy, playful and totally himself. Thank you so much Dianne for giving Coby a home away from home!
I will definitely board Coby with Dianne again.
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Dianne is WONDERFUL!! We left our 6 month old puppy with her for five days of day care. She also checked on our senior dog and went above and beyond to help us out. Our puppy LOVED Dianne and getting to play with the dogs at her house. Dianne provided a safe and loving atmosphere for our puppy and each day we felt comfortable knowing she would be taken care of and have the time of her life! We will definitely schedule with Dianne again!
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Our dog loved staying with Dianne. She welcomes the dogs into her home and has a nice shaded yard for outside play. Our big boy came home calm and happy after day care and was excited to return for another stay. We've already told several friends about how wonderful and caring Dianne is with the dogs and look forward to future visits. Dianne, you have another loyal customer!
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Diane is wonderful!!! Sent me update and I tired of my puppy as soon as I left, showing me he was comfortable and having fun. She is excellent with him and shows the compassion that a dog lover should!! Would highly recommend her to anyone looking for dog care.
Thanks!!!
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Barney had a wonderful day with Diane . She is kind, compassionate and very attentive . The perfect dogsitter! I highly recommend her and Barney will always stay with Diane. Elisabet B
Great dogsitter, my German Shepherd seemed to very happy being over at Dianna's house. Thank you!
Dianne (and her family) is perfect. She's great with dogs and great with people. Our dog felt comfortable at her lovely house right from the beginning and we felt confident that he would be well taken care of. She welcomes any detail/ instructions you share with her, but it's clear she doesn't need advice when it comes to dealing with even difficult dogs. She takes the time to get to know your dog, his likes and quirks and makes sure that all her guests are happy and get along.
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My dog Andy had a great time! There was a huge yard for Andy to play with the other dogs. Dianne sent plenty of pictures and even a video of him playing, which I really appreciated. Definitely made me feel at ease as this was his first there. I'm sure Andy is excited to be visiting again soon!
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I can't express enough how impressed I was with Dianne. I knew the second I met her that my dogs would never be in better hands. She kept us informed and up to date via pictures and video with regards to how the dogs were doing and interacting with the other dogs. I highly highly recommend Dianne. She treats every dog as if they were her own. 10 out of 10!!!!
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Dianne's home is a great place to leave my Ruby Tuesday. She limits the number of dogs she takes, and considers each of their needs carefully before saying 'yes' to another request. When I arrive to pick Ruby up, she's had a wonderful time, and comes home exhausted from all the play and romping!
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Dianne was great. She was so thoughtful and went to great lengths to make sure Boomer's time with her was the best it could be. He came home better than when we left him. We will definitely leave him with Dianne again.
Dianne provided my dog with a loving home during his stay. There was plenty of space for him to play outside and to fetch the ball. He also got to go on a 4 mile run during his stay. Dianne was very good at sending photos and updates throughout the day. My dog really enjoyed Dianne and her dog Kismet.
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Coco was so happy with Dianne. Perfect host in a perfect environment! A+
Our dog, Josie, had a great experience at Dianne's house. She was so well taken care of. We will definitely contact her the next time we go out of town.
I cannot say enough nice things about our experience with Dianne. We had to leave our five month old Golden Retriever puppy, Indy, for a couple of days, and he had never been away from us before. We were worried about him, of course, but equally worried that his host, Dianne, would be sorely put to the test. It takes a special person to take in someone else's puppy, with the potential for housebreaking accidents, chewing, play biting, and general all-around not-ready-for-someone-else's-house bad behavior. He's a good boy, but we're still working on training. We needn't have worried on either count. Dianne cared for him and loved him like her own. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and doggy behavior, and her own dog, Kismet, is very well trained and beautifully behaved. Indy went for walks, played with Kismet, and had the run of the house. Her yard is beautiful and huge, and he ran and played to his heart's content. Indy is on a restricted diet and special medication, which didn't phase Dianne at all. She kept us informed (and entertained) with photos and videos of Indy playing, napping and cuddling the entire time we were away. He clearly was having the time of his life, and we had nothing at all to worry about. We now know that when we need to leave him again, we have found his home away from home.
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Our dog had such a great time with Dianne and Mark that we worried she wouldn't want to come home! She had a wonderful Thanksgiving with them. Dianne sent photos and videos all day long and I felt so happy our baby was with her. It's so great to have someone who really loves our dog like we do.
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Dianne and her pup Kiz are terrific! She was very responsive to Ruby, and sent me videos and photos every day. She even took time to introduce Ruby to her kitties because I asked her to. When I picked her up, Ruby had clearly fit right into the family. Thank you Dianne and Kiz!
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5 Star service. Dianne did a great job and my dog was in very good hands and care. Updates and pictures were provided during his stay. I would highly recommend Dianne's services.
Another successful outing for our Echo. She is always happy to arrive at Dianne's home and Dianne keeps in touch with pictures and texts of the daily activities. Wouldn't take her anywhere else!! Cate
I got a great feeling from Dianne at the beginning of the meet and greet, my dog loved her and she is a good judge of character! She was very organized about all of my dogs needs and her care plan. Dianne asked about what she liked, didn't, and how she was with strangers. I felt very comfortable leaving my girl in her care. I loved the updates by text with comments and pictures. My dog seemed quite at home!!! The report card was also informative.

I will gladly recommend and return for boarding and daycare with Dianne.
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Doggie day care with Dianne was fantastic! I needed someone to watch my two fur babies during the day while I was at work and without ever having used dog vacay before I was able to find Dianne who lives super close to my work and would even take my fur babies on short notice with no meet n greet. She is very nice and her dog Kismet is adorable. Dianne was also very attuned to my dog Winston who was a recent adoption from a rescue and the special attention a recently adopted dog needs. I definitely plan to contact Dianne again if I need someone to watch my fur babies!
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Neenu loved hanging out with Dianne and Kismet. Beautiful yard for roaming, great relaxing space. She was kind enough to shut off her kitties from Neenu - as my dog loves to go after them. Very attentive and great communication. We will definitely be back!
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Dianne and Mark were great! They made Frankie and I feel very comfortable and welcoming at the meet and greet.Frankie(my dog) loved Dianne,Mark,and Kismet from the the first day to the last.Dianne was wonderful about sending me updates and pics throughout his stay.Dianne was the best I highly recommend her she showered Frankie with lots of love and attention I couldn't ask for more.
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Our Zoey had a wonderful time with host Dianne and dog host Kismet. 2 walks a day, lots of room to run, a little grooming and lots of belly rubs! Thanks again Dianne! Highly recommend this host for your dog's vacay!
We loved Dianne and so did our girl Zoey! She has a lovely dog herself who loved our dog's company. Beautiful property with plenty of room for dogs to roam, but Dianne also took the dogs for walks. Dianne kept in touch with photos of our girl - she actually seems a bit depressed now that she's home. Lucky to have found her. Thanks Dianne and Dog Vacay.
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