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Scharmel R.

24 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Scharmel's Resident Pets

Pablo Picasso
Chihuahua
Male
7 yr 0 mo old

About Scharmel

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a responsible grandmother, experienced pet sitter, and genuine animal lover. I will come to your home so that your pet's routine is followed with fresh water & food plus lots of playful loving attention and a walk if you prefer. While you are away, I will email or text you pix and video clips of your pet's staycation. If you work long hours or need to be out of town, you can rely on me to provide careful, detailed care for your pet so you can relax. I make my own dog's food at home, and I feel like our pets are our family members. I also work on mission projects (usually in town), but they rarely interfere with taking care of pets on weekends, early weekday mornings, and weekday evenings. Sometimes I travel, so book early if you can! However, I also am flexible when it comes to last-minute pet visits. I have cared for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, fish, hamsters, chickens, pet rats, pet snakes, and a hedgehog. If I am booked or busy, I have two family members who help out.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Scharmel R.

24 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$16 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
24 Reviews
We were very happy with Scharmel R's service. She was very thorough during our meet and greet right thru the end of her stay. We got daily updates and pictures of our pets each day and we found everything in perfect order on our return home. She did a great job on attending to the daily chores (mail, paper, garbage and recycling, plants and pool) and especially out pets. We could tell on our return that they all had had a lot of attention. Great Job! Thank You Scharmel!
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Scharmel has come to spend time with my cat Henry on a couple occasions. She is so good with him and I know he is always happy to have her visit. I love that she goes out of her way to send pictures while she's playing with Henry so I know he's doing well.
I feel like the most important thing with a sitter is trust. You trust them the life of your pet, trust that they'll spend the time with your pet that you asked them to, and even trust them with the keys to your home. I can definitely say that I trust Scharmel more than I have trusted other sitters in the past, and we can't wait to have her come visit again in a few weeks!!
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Scharmel is absolutely awesome!! So professional and great with pups!! Wouldn't trust my home or my pups to anyone else!
Amazing find. I'll gladly have Scharmel take care of the pup again soon.
Scharmel is absolutely the best. She took excellent care of our two big dogs (one is allergic and epileptic on meds) and our home for an entire week long vacation. She is our go to Dogsitter and is quickly becoming our pups' 2nd mom. She listens to your every request and takes care of your dogs exactly how you would if you were there. Thanks Scharmel! I'm convinced there's no one better.
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Great experience! We were so worried about leaving Charlie for the first time for vacation but Scharmel eased all of our fears. It was nice for him to be able to be home in his own environment. We received texts with our babies pictures daily! Would definitely recommend Scharmel!
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It is my first time to have a dog sitter to take care my dogs. Thanks a zillion to Scharmel :).
I am thrilled with the personal and loving touch Scharmel give to her service. She felt like a member of our family before we even met her. Her quick response made me feel at ease from the very beginning of our contact with her. Both my dogs fell instantly fell in love with Scharmel. My grandpup gave her kisses and she never gives her kisses away freely.

We moved to Little Rock a year ago and were worried about leaving our pups in a kennel. She rescued us. She came and stayed with them and kept us updated each day. It truly was a dream come true. I feel like I met a friend as well as a sitter.

I think she is a dog whisperer. She has such a loving connection to dogs!

Thank you so very much!
My husband and I were thrilled.
You gave us such peace of mind.
We can't wait to go on another trip because now we have someone that we trust to stay in our home and keep our puppies.
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I am so thrilled to have found DogVacay, more specifically, Scharmel... I sent a message to her and within an hour she replied and scheduled a time to come by to meet us and my babies, since it was our first pet sitting experience. She was PERFECT and my babies loved her too. I was completely at ease knowing they were home and being throughly cared for. She kept in touch with texts and pictures. This momma was happy! I have already scheduled her for our family vacation in July. No more kennels for my pups! I have recommended DogVacay to my friends too. Since we are military we move a lot and knowing this company is everywhere takes a huge load off my mind for our next state. I just hope the next sitter in the next state can fill Scharmel's shoes. She sets the bar pretty high! ??
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I have to say that having Scharmel take care of Soto the last few weeks has been an incredible experience. I can see how much she likes Scharmel and is a great feeling knowing that my pup is so well taken care of while I am traveling!
So glad we found DogVacay and Scharmel. She takes excellent care of my babies and they are in great hands with her. She took care of them this visit with only a days notice but I hope to give her more notice with future visits. Thanks so much Scharmel!
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Scharmel was a great Mom/host for my 4 dogs. They were well taken care of and she was so thorough. She sent me pictures and wrote down all that she did when she was at home with them. I didn't worry about them at all. Thanks Scharmel!!
This is the second time Scharmel has stayed with our beagle, Reggie, and this time was as good as the first. Reggie loves Scharmel and is comfortable with her and that is saying a lot! Scharmel is so good to text pictures and keep us updated on Reggie. She goes above and beyond. I'm recommending her to all my dog lover friends who don't want to board their dog. She's the best!!!
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Scharmel made us very at ease about the entire process, from early communication to the meet and greet to the actual dog sitting. She brought treats and toys for our dogs and cared for them so well while we were away. We are thankful we found her - it gives us so many more opportunities to get away and not worry about our two dogs, who wouldn't do well in a kennel.
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I cannot say enough good things about Scharmel! She has taken a huge stress off of me because I now have someone I can trust who will take good care of my very timid beagle, Reggie, while I am out of town. He is scared of most people but she knew just what to do to make him feel safe, secure, and loved. When she came for the meet and greet, she brought gourmet treats for Reggie and took him on a walk which is his favorite thing. After we left for our vacation, she sent me texts everyday letting me know how Reggie was doing. Reggie is not a typical beagle in that he doesn't eat much because he's so anxious most of the time but Scharmel even got Reggie to eat. She also took him on walks at least twice a day and he even got to have a dog date. If you're looking for someone who will take good care of your pet, look no further! Scharmel is the dog whisperer! I am just so thankful to have found her!
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Now that I'm down to one dog, I really didn't want to leave her home by herself. So, I reached out to Scharmel for special considerations for Molly. And, Scharmel and Pablo came through for a great vacation for Molly. I'd recommend Scharmel to anyone that needs special treatment for their four legged loved ones. She's a great sitter and really takes care of your pets.
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Sharmel took great care of our family while on vacation. She took one to the veterinarian because his allergies acted up. The house was clean and neat upon our return. Has made follow up contact on his recovery.
Scharmel was punctual, extremely professional and exceeded some pretty high mommie-doggie standards. Scharmel is delightful person, completely reliable and my dog was sorry to see her go!
I hired Scharmel at the last minute with some unusual circumstances. Four dogs, two of them mine, two of them foster dogs. And the cast of characters was troubling. One of mine is 15-years-old and blind, requiring some extra special care. The other is a wild-woman Corgi who loves to escape outside at any opportunity. Two of them were foster dogs, one being a Beagle that is shy, afraid of strangers, an escape artist and an incessant chewer. It was the making of a total catastrophe. In the end, Scharmel not only woman-handled all these dogs with professional style, she also managed to make friends with the Beagle. When I returned, all dogs were happy AND my home was in immaculate condition. And during my two days away, I received a few photos by text that gave me great peace of mind. I will definitely use DogVacay and Scharmel again!!
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Scharmel did a great job staying at my house overnight for three nights with my two dogs. I have one extremely shy dog that refused to come in the house while Scharmel was here. He jumped out the doggy door into the fenced backyard and refused to come in. Scharmel took his food and water outside, which was the only real solution to the problem. The other dog, which is delighted with every new person she meets, got along great with Scharmel. Scharmel sent me pictures every evening, and I talked to her on the phone almost every evening. I will definitely ask her to house/dog sit for me again.
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Lifesaver! She took care of our 2 dogs, our cat and outdoor koi pond. She was even nice enough to water the grass. We will be using her again!
Second time was as positive as the first. Scharmel is a great pet sitter and I can highly recommend her.
I just want to say that Scharmel is the perfect sitter for your four-legged family members. I was a bit nervous about leaving them at home with someone that I didn't know. But, Scharmel came by twice beforehand, got well acquainted with the girls and made the whole pet sitting worry-free. Got pictures and updates daily. Even my little neurotic dog seemed to be content in the photos. Highly recommended.
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I asked Scharmel R. to walk my cat, Smokey
Who thinks he is a dog! Lol
She walked him for an hour, she fed and gave him
Fresh water, and cleaned out his litter box.
The best surprise of all, was that Scharmel R.
sent me a picture on my iPhone of Smokey after his walk. He looked rested and happy! My experience was wonderful and I will definitely use Scharmel R. again!
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