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Barbara K.

25 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Barbara's Resident Pets

Brydie
Golden Retriever
Female
7 yr 2 mo old

Barbara's House

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

About Barbara

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We live in a lovely single family home in a great neighborhood. The backyard is fully fenced, with a pool, spa and a view of a lake with ducks and birds to watch. There is a lovely dog park nearby where we can take extended walks in the woods. As a life long dog owner that has always left my dogs in a private home when traveling I want to offer my home to those that want the same. Will also do home visits and daytime dog walks.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Barbara K.

25 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbara's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Barbara's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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25 Reviews
I have a very sensitive Sheltie and my regular lady was unavailable. Barbara's house was pretty dirty but the dogs seemed happy and my dog seemed calm so I decided to leave her there based on all her good reviews. She informed me on day 7 that my otherwise perfectly behaved dog had been pooping in the house every night (obviously something wrong) since day one. She insisted that Rose was find. I came home to a traumatized dog, with chronic diarrhea, covered in poop. She was miserable. It took two groomer baths and three days to recover. Never ever leave your dog with her. I feel guilty that I ever let my dog stay there. It's day four and she's almost recovered.
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Barbara took good care of our girls!
Not good!
Gracie always loves seeing Barbara again and has become good friends with Brydie.
Gracie spent one week with Barbara and Brydie. Although I was not able to use my cell phone as we were out of the country, I knew she was having a great time and was loved and cared for. Gracie and Brydie have become such good buddies, and it's so nice that they have each other to play with.
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As always, Barbara and Gracie were happy to see each other. Gracie is looking forward to spending a week in October.
Barbara always takes good care of my girls.
Our big dog and little dog both had a wonderful time with Barbara and her sweet dog, Brydie! Our Labrador enjoyed swimming. Our little dog kept everyone 'entertained.' Both are resting up from their vacay. I highly recommend Barbara!
As always, Gracie was excited to see Barbara. It was just for an overnight visit, but Gracie got to play with Brydie, and Barbara sent us a video showing the doggies playing.

I have absolutely no qualms about leaving Gracie with Barbara, because I know she is so well taken care of.
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Barbara has watched each of our three dogs on many occasions. They come home safe and happy. Barbara is one of the few people I trust with my pups. I highly recommend her services for day care or extended stay.
Barbara was the best dog sitter we could have asked for. She sent photos of Rye all weekend and texts with updates on how he was doing. Our flight even got delayed and she was understanding and happy to have him around longer. Rye was so worn out by the time he got home he slept all night. We are so grateful to have had Barbara watch him!
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We had a meet and greet with Gracie and Barbara about a month before we were going to be gone. Since this would be the first time Gracie would be staying with Barbara, we were hoping it would work out well for all of us. Barbara sent us pictures while we were gone and kept us updated on Gracie's activities. I was hoping Gracie would be well behaved, and when we picked her up we so happy to hear that she had been a sweet doggie. Barbara met all our expectations, and we are looking forward to having Barbara take her again in June.
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Gracie didn't want to leave!
We knew the first time we met Barbara that she was wonderful, kind, & loving. Her home was so comfortable & I had no fear that Boris would feel like it was his second home. Boris had a great time staying with her & actually became a little sad leaving her. She sent us some many great pics while we were away that it alleviated any doubt or fear we had. We know Barbara took great care of Boris & we will gladly use her again. Thanks Barbara.
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Barbara was wonderful, kind & loving. I know Christopher had a great time staying with her, and as soon as I met her, I knew I was leaving him in good hands and in a comfortable environment that felt like home. Had we not moved from Orlando shortly after he stayed with Barbara, he would have definitely stayed there again. If we ever find ourselves in Orlando again, I trust that Barbara will take great care of Christopher. Thank you, Barbara! Hope you and your pups are doing well!
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Barbara made a real difference in our return. We had missed our flight out of Cancun, and instead of arriving around 8 pm, we were on her doorstep around midnight or shortly after. We were able to pick up our dog on the day we arrived which we all know wouldn't be possible at a facility. Barbara couldn't have been more gracious or understanding in accommodating us and we were so grateful for her attitude and great care of our puppy.
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Barbara is always great about responding to requests and has been very flexible. Jax is on a special diet, which can be a pain, but Barbara doesn't mind. Jax loves to stay with her and gets to swim and play with the other dogs, which makes him one tired puppy when he gets home. Barbara is my first contact when I find out I'm going out of town. I can't say enough good things about her.
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Bailey came back very happy and tired. Barbara took very good care of her and will certainly use her again when the need arises
Tucker had a great time with Barbara! He loves to swim so the pool in the backyard was a big plus :)

The backyard is quite large with lots of shade so a perfect playground for pups.

Mine in particular has a lot of energy and needs running space so it was perfect.

You can tell Barbara loves dogs and goes above and beyond (sent us photos via text when we were missing our boy).

Looking forward to the next stay!

Jack and Tucker
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Barbara is wonderful - she was the perfect host! Our pet is older and I really appreciated the extra time and concern in making sure she was comfortable. In fact I think our pet was sad to leave! And Brydie is just a delight!
Barbara is so welcoming and caring for the dogs that come to her home. Daisy had a great time and made some friends. Thank for having a wonderful home for our very energetic dog!
Barbara was great! She sent lots of photos of Gracie and her dog having fun. We will definitely use her again.
As a newcomer to Dogvacay, I was nervous how Cooper would do at someone elses home, especially for over a week. He is an old-timer and needs a bit more patience, as he is slow and requires some medication. Barbara was a wonderful host to him; very accommodating and kind. He seemed relaxed and comfortable when we picked him up.
I would recommend Barbara to anyone looking for a true dog-lover. She clearly loves her job and the dogs she watches. Her trust-worthy sidekick, Brydie, is a sweetheart and a great "friend" to all future residents. We will definitely be staying with Barbara again!
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Excellent! Barbara made my dogs feel right at home and I did not worry about them at all.
Barbara provided a warm and comfortable home away from home for our two dogs. Knowing our furry family was being lovingly and professionally cared for while we were away for the Christmas Holiday made our vacation all the better. What a wonderful way to find a great dog sitter. Highly recommended, an all the way round wonderful experience for both owners and pets. Thank you.
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