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Susan T.

60 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Susan's Resident Pets

4 yr 0 mo old

Susan's House

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About Susan

Our home is perfect for toy or small dogs.

We have a large house in a lovely neighborhood. Our yard has a low fence with a large patio and large grass area.

Our guest dogs have supervised outside access during the day and they always sleep inside at night.

Since we are retired, we are available to provide 24/7 care, daily walks, and plenty of love and attention.

We have been dog lovers for 30+ years. We enjoy taking care of small (under 15 lbs), friendly, well-behaved dogs.

***Only 100% potty trained and crate trained dogs are accepted!***

If we have not hosted your pup yet, a Meet-N-Greet is a must!

Thank you!
Susan & Andy
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Susan T.

60 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated November 9, 2016


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Boarding Overnight At Susan's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
60 Reviews
I can't rave enough about my experience with Susan. She and her husband are such lovely people. Their home is comfortable and beautiful, and they were so welcoming to my little Coco. They sent pictures of her during her stay and she looked so comfortable and relaxed. Their resident pet Cinnamon was so sweet. She and Coco got along great, which honestly was a bit surprising since my Coco doesn't have a lot of dog friends. When I picked Coco up Susan and Andy had nothing but nice things to say about her, and seemed to have genuinely enjoyed her stay there. When we got home, I unpacked Coco's bag and found a new toy they sent home for her. I honestly could not have been more pleased! I plan on leaving my Coco with Susan anytime I need a sitter. These are FABULOUS people who genuinely love dogs!
Susan is wonderful! She is very loving and Aspen was so happy with them! I enjoy getting the pictures to know that Aspen looked very much at home! Thank you, Susan!
They were wonderful. My dogs were well taken care of and loved! Would definitely leave them again!
Thank you for having Harley!
I love her!!! And her husband. They are both kind, caring people who took wonderful care of my dog. They made Lucy feel right at home, and I would absolutely leave her with them again. Thank you Susan!
Abbee really enjoyed her sleepovers and I was very impressed with the care to detail and affection she received. Trying to get on board for some future stays.
Abbee's first visit couldn't have been better. She was happy and relaxed when I picked her up. Very caring and loving environment. Stellar!!!
Susan and Andy took very good care of Milo, we felt very relieved, the 2 weeks that we were overseas, Candy and Vance
Susan and Andy provided another great vacation for Callie! She loves them and Cinnamon. Never worry about her when they have her.
Tai had a wonderful stay with Susan. She is so patient with him having special needs. I thank her so much for handling his crying episodes with such kindness. Susan's home is a very pleasant & cozy place for Tai to stay. Thank you. Caroline :)
Tai's stay at Susan's was pleasant. Her home is a very comfortable place with very sweet caretakers. I would definitely recommend them to others.
We have left our dog with Susan and Andy before this trip, but this was a long one. She was so nice to send us the cutest pictures which was so reassuring that he was OK and having fun.
Nice to know he has a 'home away from home' when we go out of town.
My dog pulls and runs to get into Susan's house. He loves it there and Susan does a great job. Her house is so safe and nice.
Susan and Andy kept in touch with me to let me know how my dog was doing. I very much appreciate that they do not watch a lot of dogs at a time so that the atmosphere for him is not crazy and hectic. I also know he is getting attention like he does at home!
Thank you for taking good care of him!
Very nice lady. Obviously really cares about animals. Lovely home and a terrific experience :)
Susan and Andy took great care of our pup while we were gone. He got lots of love and we were grateful to pick up a very happy guy! thank you!
Susan is a very kind person who clearly loves animals. I felt very comfortable leaving my baby with her. The yard is enclosed and safe and my dog looked very happy when I arrived. I recommend Susan.
As always, Ashby had a great time with Susan. Knowing that Ashby was in such good hands we were able to take out trip and feel completely at ease and confident with her care.
Callie loves going to her second home. She is always so excited to see Susan, Andy and Cinnamon. Unfortunately, she is teaching Cinnamon how to escape like she does!! Can't thank Susan and Andy enough for the love and attention they give my baby.
This was our first time doing a doggie vacay and wow we were sooo blessed to get Susan and Andy! There is not enough stars to rate them, they deserve 10 PLUS! I could not ask for anything more and very reasonable pricing as well. Their love for dogs is real and not just a business. Such kind and genuine people. I am sooo thankful, and our little Dino had the time of his life, he fell in love over-there! He had daily walks and lots of love 24-7...what a treat! I will definitely be bringing him back soon...even if its for just a litte vacay for Dino. He so LOVED it!!
Susan and Andy, and of course little Cinnamon, are so welcoming. This is the third time Annie has stayed at their home and she never hesitates to run right up to their front door when we drive up. I can tell she really likes her visits!
Annie is so happy when she visits Susan, Andy, and their sweet dog, Cinnamon. It is a wonderful, friendly home and I feel so comfortable leaving Annie with them.
My little Fillette was very happy whit Susan and Andy,It is from mutual consed that there house will be her home away from home now . I can live her whit out any stress.Thank to them both.Helene
Susan (and her husband Andy) took exceptional care of Ozzie! She kept in touch with updates and sent pictures, which gave us great peace of mind while we were away. She even gave Ozzie a bath before we picked him up.

Susan is kind, caring and obviously a dog lover. We wouldn't hesitate to leave Ozzie with her whenever we travel.
Susan and her husband Andy couldn't have been more accommodating. I could tell that our dog had a wonderful stay because she was so calm and happy when I picked her up. She did not try to rush out the door as she has done with some places in the past but was happy to stay in their home while we adults talked. I also loved the pictures of my dog that they emailed to me. This made me feel confident that she was happy. I will definitely use Susan again!
My dog Comet had another fabulous time with Susan and Andy. He came back happy and healthy!
As always, Ashby had a great time with Susan!! In addition to that, we were able to go away and not worry about Ashby at all.
My dog stayed with Susan for 2 weeks this time and we came home to a very happy dog. We were out of the country and kept contact through email. It was so nice to get pictures and a video of our dog. We felt that our Comet was in such good hands!
Susan and Andy did a wonderful job taking care of our shy dachshund. We would love to use them again.
Susan is such a wonderful host! She has a great backyard and her dog Katie is the sweetest little thing (keeps my puppy Nola very busy!). Our dogs had a great time spending the weekend there and I'm sure they will be back again! Susan even sent us pictures and updates each day to let us know how we are doing. Fantastic experience and I highly recommend her as a host!
loved the picture.
Can't thank Susan and Andy enough for making my time away from Callie as easy as can be. I always know she is being well cared for and loved. The pictures Susan sends frequently are much appreciated. Callie is always happy to see me when I get home but she is not ever not equally as happy to see Susan and Andy when I take her over there. Thank you again for treating my little girl as if she were your own. Diane and Callie
Since we met Susan & Andy, we felt their devotion and care for dogs. Kira, our dog was treated the best. They sent us pictures and comments of her, almost every day.
We are very grateful with Susan and Andy for the fine way they took care of our little baby.
We have no doubt that in the future we will use their services again.
Thanks Susan & Andy for all you help and for the great job you did with Kira.
Comet stayed with Susan for the first time and it was great. She sent a couple of photos and he looked very happy. I am already making another reservation for him.
Susan and Andy are amazing. Jasper loves going over to them and they treat him like their own. We have such peace of mind knowing that he is in good hands and he has just as much fun on his vacation as we do on ours. I think Jasper was a little sad to even come home and have to leave their house. Thanks Susan and Andy!!!
What can I say? I don't know what I would do when I need to be away from my precious Callie if I couldn't bring her to visit with Susan and Andy! We pull up in front of their house and she is pulling me the entire way up the walk. When the door opens she is in and saying "hi" to Susan and Andy then checking out the house and then heading for the backyard. She is so at home with them, I can leave her with confidence that she will be well cared for and given all the love she demands! Thank you again for giving me piece of mind as I was away.
Diane and Callie
Callie feels at home with Susan and Andy. This is the first place I go when I need to leave her, they treat her like family. Callie is looking forward to her upcoming visit.
This is the second time I have used the services of Susan and Andy. This was a long trip... 2 weeks.... Kind of scary --if it wasn't for my prior knowledge of Susan and Andy. I had absolutely no trouble taking my dog there for 2 weeks. As usual, their regular updates/pictures and warm, welcoming "way" made me feel 100% comfortable.

Susan and Andy are truly "dog people". The dogs are special to them. They understand their quirks. My dog has plenty of quirks!

I am so thankful for this wonderful couple. I hope that they stay in the business of dog sitting for a long time to come. I will definitely continue to take my dog to their wonderful home for as long as they will let me!
Both Susan and Andy are wonderful hosts. They spoil the dog rotten. They really get to know the dog's personality and likes/dislikes, and plan accordingly. They send really cute pictures to help you with your separation anxiety. They truly LOVE dogs, and I hope they are available every time we need them.
As usual Ashby had a wonderful time at Susan's home during both of her short stays. When she figures out where she is going she gets very excited!! Susan was so nice, and brushed Ashby out before we arrived to pick her up! Susan and her husband are very accommodating!! ;)
Bella loves being with Susan and Andy and we feel she's safe and very well cared for. Thanks Renee and Roy
Ashby's stay with Susan and her husband Andy was terrific. She had a blast running in the yard and playing with Jasper. We felt very comfortable leaving Ashby in their care and would do it again in a heartbeat. Ashby also took a nice long walk with her new friends, something she loves to do.
We were extremely satisfied with the care Buddy received while staying with Susan & Andy. Before we came across Susan & Andy on the DogVacay website, we always left Buddy with trepidation at our local dog boarding center. Leaving him behind with Susan & Andy didn't feel unpleasant at all! Susan & Andy welcomed Buddy into their home as one of their own & Buddy was able to sense their nurturing environment. We received pictures of Buddy while we were away & it was obvious Buddy was enjoying himself. We are convinced that this was a better environment for Buddy because when we picked him up he was not overly excited or agitated the way he usually is when we board him at the local boarding site. We will definitely like to continue to use Susan & Andy's service through DogVacay in the future!
Susan's place was perfect for Higgins retreat. He is a very spoiled Bichon and owned by by mother who is spending the month in Ireland. I usually watch him but was visiting her in Ireland for 10 days and Susan offered the perfect alternative. Thanks Susan
Bella had a great time and got lots of exercise which she needs. Susan and Andy were very nice and have a great yard to play in. Thanks R & R
Susan and Andy gave our dog the best vacation ever! They updated us several times on his well-being and even provided him with a new friend by inviting the dog next door over to play with him. He got walked at the beautiful Dana Point harbor and was allowed access to the family couch. We have already spoken to them about a future stay in July. Thanks again Andy and Susan. Chris and Andy
Such a wonderful experience! I highly recommend Susan T and her family for providing such a warm, inviting, and loving home for my little chihuahua, Mickey. These are very caring, compassionate, loving, responsible people...I am so grateful for having found such a great home away from home!
Fantastic, wonderful, caring, loving home. I couldn't be any happier!
I happily give an enthusiastic 5 star rating, regarding my experience with Susan and her beautiful DogVacay home, which is more like a grand resort for my little chihuahua, Mickey. He not only is welcomed with open arms, but they know how he loves to snuggle and burrow, and have provided a special place for him to feel comfortable and loved. Staying with Susan on more than one occasion, he has become familiar with their routine which includes daily exercise, treat time, walks, and special outings to the harbor with friends. I have already booked my upcoming Summer vacation and have no doubt that Mickey will be well taken care of and enjoy his stay! By the way, the photos they send are great, and fun to receive...Definitely helps with my anxiety separation, not Mickey's (he's great) assuring that all is fine... knowing he is happy and well!
We could not have found a better home for Daisy to stay at while we were away. Susan and her husband took better care of our dog than we do! They are such caring folks. Our dog is blind, and they had no difficulty getting her to adapt to her new surroundings. It is great to be able to go away ,knowing your dog is is in such good hands. WE have already made another reservation for Dasiy to stay with them again. I can't thank them enough for the peace of mind it gives me to know Daisy is happy and well cared for while we are away.
Susan and her husband Andy were amazing with our dogs. We went on a family vacation for about a week and I don't think Tootsie and Bella even knew we were gone. They are so loving and affectionate with our dogs. I look forward to using Susan again the next time we have to leave our dogs.
Rudy's stay with Susan was awesome. They are a very caring couple who took ruby on long walks, put up with her puppy antics and loved her as their own. They have a wonderful house and back yard where ruby loved to play. Susan sent delightful pictures and even a video to us each day we were gone
This was Jesse's second visit to stay with Susan and Andy, and he had a blast. They're wonderful people, and he loves going there!
Our little guy, Jesse, is only 9 months old, and his 10-day stay with Susan and Andy was his first time away from home. He had a GREAT time and came home happy and healthy. Susan and Andy are lovely, conscientious people, and they stayed in daily email communication. They even sent photos! I am so grateful to them. The peace of mind they provided made our vacation much more enjoyable!! Jesse is looking forward to seeing them again soon!!
This is Callie's second visit with her new second family and it could not have been better. Being away from her is difficult and it was wonderful to receive the photos Susan sent, I could see how Callie was fitting right in and stealing their hearts. I could not be more pleased with the care my little girl received. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
this was our first time leaving the pooches for 7 days and we were so stressed out cuz we wanted the best fit for our babies..we would never put them in kennels as we like to provide them homely environment..we're so blessed we found Susan & Andy. they're the best..they made us and our babies feel so comfortable and we knew that we found the perfect match..Me and my hubby were able to enjoy our cruise as we were confident that our babies were in best hands..Susan and Andy regularly sent us their pictures with cute captions and they also gave them shower the day before their pick-up..Susan even took time out to hand feed one of our dogs as he's our spoiled brat..We would highly recommend this host to friends and family and they're gonna be permanent for us. Once again, thank you so much Susan & Andy..you guys rock!!!
Callie is my baby (as most of our pets are) and the thought of not having her with me or at least her being in her own home when I was out of town, was very stressful to me. In searching for a workable solution to my pet sitting needs I stumbled across the Dog Vacay site and was interested so started looking at the host homes. Susan and Andy sounded perfect so I decided to arrange a Meet and Greet. Before we could get in the door Callie was in love. We arranged for a long weekend with her "new family". During my absence I received pictures of her, no stress there!! She was living the high life and putting a new set a parents through their paces. When I returned home she was happy to see me but I didn't get the feeling that life was that bad where she had been.
I could not have been happier with the whole experience and can't believe I was so lucky to find such a great host home on my first try. I knew the minute I spoke to Susan on the phone prior to our first meeting I was going to be comfortable with entrusting the care of my Callie to this wonderful family. Callie is looking forward to her next visit and I am sure she hopes it won't be too long before I leave her again.
I can't say enough about Susan and Andy and the care Callie received. I will always be grateful to them for sharing an abundance of love with my little girl, makes having to leave her so much easier for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Love Callie and Diane
Having my little dog, Mickey, stay with Susan and her husband was the best experience I could ever hope for! Mickey really loved their company, their beautiful house and huge yard. He was pampered and must have felt like he was staying at a fancy resort, complete with an instant loving family to take care of him. Susan sent great photos and video's of Mickey while we were away which was a really nice touch; he looked so happy! Chihuahuas love to be around people and burrow in snuggly places....LOTS of soft cozy places here! I am so grateful for Susan's family for their wonderful care- taking and treating Mickey as an extension of their family...with lots of Love. Thank you!
Within the first 5 minutes of our "Meet and Greet", I knew that Susan and Andy were very special people. They have a beautiful house, with a lovely yard, in a great neighborhood, but more importantly, they are true "dog people".

I had never before left my dogs with anyone other than family. Any fears I had were quickly gone after spending time with Susan and Andy.

I dropped the dogs off on a Saturday morning. I had regular contact with Susan and Andy while I was gone - including mails with pictures of the dogs. I could tell that the dogs were being deliciously spoiled. They received regular walks and lots of attention - which is what they love!

I picked up 2 very happy/tired dogs on Wednesday evening.

I am so very happy to have met Susan and Andy. It is so nice to feel that I could actually go away and know that my dogs are being well cared for and loved while I am gone. There is absolutely no doubt that I would happily use their services again.

Debi, Isabella and Zoe
Susan and Andy took care of my dog as if she were their own. I am leaving on vacation next week and hope they are available to take her again. d.
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