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Ashley C.

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106 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 13 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Ashley's Resident Pets

Miniature Schnauzer
13 yr 5 mo old
Mixed Breed
5 yr 2 mo old
Miniature Schnauzer
12 yr 5 mo old
Mixed Breed
3 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles, Horses or other large farm animals

Ashley's House

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

About Ashley

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our name: A Dog's Utopia means our home, property, and personal care-giving is more of a "philosophy" of care for your dog while they Vacay. We are also insured to taxi your dog and provide boarding services. Now, the philosophy of care-giving continues as I work around the yard, walk, feed the animals, or play with your dog, and integrate your dog into the pack order of an already existing pack. Care-giving equals "Utopia" because our hands on support of your dog's stay is optimal for a low price, so the "Utopian" appreciation is yours, too!

I think exercising with your pup sets me apart from a boarding facility, other than NOT using cages to board your dog. I EXERCISE YOUR DOG, ALONE AND WITH MY PACK! So, free walks! No fees to walk your dog(s)!

Acres and acres to walk and allow free (if able) and long-leash running for your dog - it is the best! Road walks are also loads of fun!

I treat your dog like my own, though I could never replace YOU! I'm with your dog at all times to sit on their bed with them or the floor, to play ball, frisbee, etc.

On a different note, I'm fully capable to provide medication to dogs. I have been trained by working at Pet Health Center Small Animal Hospital as a technician.

I'm a former employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and honorably discharged from 12+ years in the Air National Guard and Reserves. This information may be especially important for some dog owners to know. It may show that I'm intelligent and have solid judgement. On the other hand, my hobbies include: walking dogs, learning more about their behavior, hiking, journaling, canoeing, and listening to audio books.

I hope this information allows for you to know me better. Hopefully, you will envision me as being kind, just, and sensitive to your dog's needs, because I am :). Integrating my educational background in psychology allows me to use my skills to understand dog behavior, use positive reward-based training, and easily learn their likes or dislikes. I'm a former dog trainer at Nashville Dog Training Club, so this experience helps me to understand your dog's behavior much more quick, as well.

*Please have your pet on a preventative flea/tick control product before boarding with me.

*Also, I will need a photo of your dog's annual vaccination records.

*On the last scheduled Vacay day, please plan to pick-up your dog before 6pm. If you're unable to pick-up before 6pm, then you might be charged a late fee.

*Please do not bring your children to the Meet and Greet.

Jenny is also a pet sitter here who is an AKC Evaluator.

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Ashley C.

Online Now!
106 Reviews
49 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 13 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated May 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ashley's Home
$30 /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 Ashley's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$30 /hour
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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3 Testimonials
Mar 2017
Ashley has been caring for my two dogs for approximately three years now. Her home is clean, comfortable and dog friendly. The yard is securely fenced and offers plenty of room for exercise and play. Both of my dogs have a medical issue and she has always provided wonderful care and attention to their individual needs. I'm extremely grateful to have someone as professional, knowledgeable and caring as Ashley to care for my dogs when I away. I know they're in safe, fun and caring environment. My dogs are very happy campers!!! Thank you Ashley!!!
Mar 2017
Ashley is an amazing pet sitter and my dog Paisley always is so excited whenever we pull up to Ashley's place. I am a pretty overprotective dog mom and have a hard time trusting others with Paisley when I travel, but Ashley has always taken fantastic care of her and it makes it easier to travel knowing she's with Ashley. It is almost as if Paisley is going on her own vacation, too, since Ashley takes her on multiple long, adventure walks where Paisley sees deer, horses, cows, ducks, etc. and Paisley gets to run around on Ashley's amazing acreage- Paisley absolutely loves it! Ashley has always listened to my wants and concerns regarding Paisley (for instance, always keeping Paisley on a leash or in a fenced in space, like the yard) and takes her job seriously. I would highly recommend Ashley to anyone.
Oct 2016
Ashley takes time to engage the dogs she's sitting in all types of activities...walking, playing, doing puzzles (yes, puzzles!). The dogs love her and she lives and keeps them in an extremely safe and secure environment. Also, the dogs that she keeps have the chance to play with other dogs. Since Ashley is a dog trainer, she also knows how to socialize the dogs with one anther. We love Ashley!
106 Reviews
Ashley totally exceeded my expectations for a pet sitter. Her property was an amazing place for learning and fun for our boy Homer. She sent us several pictures of him daily with going for walks and playing with friends. I will always book with her! Cannot recommend her enough.
My 2 dogs recently had the wonderful opportunity to "vacay" with Ashley. We consider our pets as a part of our family, so we're very careful about who we get to care for them when the need arises. After this experience, I never have to worry about how they're being taken care of again. My husband and I were absolutely blown away at the level of attention and care they received by Ashley and Jenny. They walked them every single day, played with them, loved on them, and basically treated our dogs like they were members of their own family. I seriously think my dogs have missed them since we picked them back up. Lucky for them they will get to see Ashley and Jenny again soon for our vacation we are going on. It is so nice to be able to go away and know that our beloved animals are so well taken care of. I'm so grateful to have found a wonderful place to take them to. What a blessing Ashley and Jenny are!! I've already been telling all my friends who have fur babies what a wonderful experience we've had!!
Ashley and Jennifer are AMAZING!! We thank god we found them! They went above and beyond to make sure Turbo was happy and taken care of. They sent up so many pictures of his Vacay! They treated him as if he was their own baby! We love you guys! Thank you so much!! Wouldn't want anyone else taking care of him!
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