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Silvia P.

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25 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$65/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

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About Silvia

I am a NYC based Artist, and i don't have any dog home, thats why i enjoy so much having them at my place as guests. :)
My schedule is very flexible, and I spend the day working home, playing relaxing music and having long walks.
I rarely leave a dog alone.

I have an extensive experience with dogs (sitting, hosting, training and walking… )

I SPECIALLY LOVE BIG DOGS, but any dog, any size, any breed, any age is welcome to my sunny home. :)

There is a nice dog run in my area and several parks.


Also I have access to a car service by my apartment in case of emergency.

I know how to deal with any dog and I know how their generous minds work, so I love, respect and admire our best friends.

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Silvia P.

Online Now!
25 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$65/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 11, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Silvia 's Home
$65 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
Daycare At Silvia 's Home
$65 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
25 Reviews
Silva was a great host. She was flexible with drop off and pick up times, responsive , and kept me updated with daily pictures of Charlie! I could tell early on that Charlie was in great hands!
incredible. perfect and relaxing for us to trust Silvia and feel at ease for our dog.
THE BEST
sorry it took so long to review. thee best experience for our dog Boy Boy and ourselves. thanks for the comfort Silvia!
super as always
incredible
incredible always
Silvia is one amazing pet sitter. We left our lab-mix puppy, Hazel, for the first time with Silvia. We were a little nervous about leaving her with a stranger, especially because she has some pretty intense separation anxiety, and she's extremely shy around people outside of me and my husband. She also has a broken foot at the moment - so she's a complicated pup, to say the least. Silvia put our anxieties at ease the moment we met her. She is calm and confident - and has a real way with dogs.

Though a little off the beaten path, Silvia's apartment was stunning and spacious. She sent us regular texts and photos of Hazel playing, lounging and napping in the apartment throughout the day, and to be honest, we were pretty shocked that she wasn't cowering in a corner and crying the whole day. Silvia was also very accommodating to our needs. She didn't leave Hazel alone once all day, and she was very easy going about the time we picked her up at night.

Silvia's care allowed my husband and I to finally have some time for ourselves, of which we are incredibly grateful. I would recommend Silvia to anyone looking for a loving home for their furry family member.
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Silvia was great with our big, energetic dog Tuco. She sent many updates and our dog looked like he had the best time!
Anthem has stayed with Silvia twice now when we've gone out town and can't bring the pup. We've had great experiences both times, and can't say enough about how wonderful Silvia is! She is so attentive and genuinely loves having him stay. We love getting photo updates. We look forward to booking our next Vacay for Anthem with Silvia this summer. :)
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Our experience with Silvia was excellent! We were looking for a sitter who could give our rescue dog extra attention while we were away, and Silvia was great. We met with her prior to booking, and it was clear she is a dog lover with a lot of experience, and a gorgeous place that our dog could enjoy.

Because Silvia works from home, she was able to spend lots of quality play time with our dog Anthem, who doesn't like to be left alone.
When we dropped Anthem off on his Vacay, Silvia immediately engaged him in play (which distracted our departure) and told us she was going to take him out for a walk so that he would know she was in charge, and also so that he didn't feel like he was immediately being left.

It was our first time leaving our dog with a sitter since adopting him 4 months prior, so naturally we were a little anxious about it. Silvia sent us photo updates everyday and it was clear Anthem was doing just fine. :)

There was a massive snowstorm the weekend we were away, and Silvia not only cared for our 20-lb dog who couldn't get through 2+ feet of snow by carrying him through it outdoors to go to the bathroom, but she also was incredibly flexible with us on our pick-up when we knew we might be a little longer getting back from the airport than planned, due to snow.

We look forward to booking with Silvia again the next time we go away.
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We LOVE Silvia! My Siberian Husky, Haku, always has the best time when he stays with her. He's stayed with her 4 times now, and soon will stay for a 5th time in a couple of weeks. I've written a review for Silvia before, and it's all still very true --

I am VERY happy with my experience with Silvia! My Siberian Husky is used to having someone home with him all the time, so when we went on vacation it was important to find someone not only to take him on walks but to be there to keep him company throughout the day and night. Before trying DogVacay, we previously left him at doggy daycare, which did not give us daily updates at all and also left him alone during the night. Silvia made sure to always send an update along with at least one picture daily to us. And, you can tell from her messages that she really LOVES dogs and having them around. Another bonus with Silvia is that she is an artist - so, the pictures she sent of our dog are some of the best we have!! I'm so thankful for finding Silvia and will be definitely asking her to dogsit for us in the future!!
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Silvia was great. She took such good care of my kind of spazzy dog. A++++++
Silvia was fantastic - she took great care of Simone (my dog) and updated me daily with notes and photos and she's a really nice and dog-loving person. I highly recommend her. She also took my dog to the dog park, on lots of long walks / adventures. I felt comfortable and quite relieved to be able to leave Simone with her.
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Silvia was terrific with our rescue mutt, Poundcake, when she kept her for two weeks when we were far away on vacation. She knows dogs, is professional in all interactions, and is an excellent communicator. Our dog got lots of walks, play, and rest, and came home happy, healthy, and with improved leash manners. So nice to be able to relax knowing our dog was in good hands. Thank you, Silvia!
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Silvia was great! She was very gentle with my senior dog and took great care of her. My dog was relaxed when I picked her up. She sent me regular text messages with pictures that helped us stay close to our little one.
Great experience with Silvia! Our 50 lb eccentric pit mix thoroughly enjoyed herself while we were away for the weekend. More than that, Silvia was extremely communicative and very reliable. Her apartment is super spacious and Lita found plenty of places to snuggle and play around. We loved the photos she sent us too.
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Silvia was the perfect host to our dog Lady. She responded to my request immediately and put my mind at ease even with it being a last minute arrangement. She also stopped by to check on our cat multiple times during our trip. Her space is great for our big dog, and her communication style made it easy for us to relax during our time away. I know Lady was in great capable hands!
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Silvia was amazing. She asked all the right questions and set the proper boundaries so there was consistency in Henry's care and discipline. She is definitely an alpha caretaker which made for the best experience for Henry and his humans. Highly recommended!
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Silvia was so great from start to finish! We had never left our dog with anyone other than family, but she immediately put us at ease. She was responsive, listened to our concerns about Charlie being around other dogs, and sent us lots of updates while we were away. I can tell she really loves dogs, and we will definitely ask her to watch Charlie again when we go out of town. HIGHLY recommended.
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I am VERY happy with my experience with Silvia! My Siberian Husky is used to having someone home with him all the time, so when we went on vacation it was important to find someone not only to take him on walks but to be there to keep him company throughout the day and night. Before trying DogVacay, we previously left him at doggy daycare, which did not give us daily updates at all and also left him alone during the night. Silvia made sure to always send an update along with at least one picture daily to us. And, you can tell from her messages that she really LOVES dogs and having them around. Another bonus with Silvia is that she is an artist - so, the pictures she sent of our dog are some of the best we have!! I'm so thankful for finding Silvia and will be definitely asking her to dogsit for us in the future!!
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Our dog Charlie has stayed twice with Silvia now, and I can't recommend this experience more. Charlie is a great dog, but has some personality quirks and doesn't love other dogs. We never liked leaving him at a kennel and he was never happy after we left him there, now since we found Silvia I couldn't ever leave him there again. She is truly a wonderful person and cares for dogs very much. Not only is she wonderful but her home is beautiful and provides a great amount of space for your pup to feel comfortable in. She takes him on long walks and very rarely leaves him home alone and checks in with you constantly to let you know how he is doing. I've raved about her to anyone with a dog that I meet. We are SO happy to have found her and will continue to have her watch Charlie in the future!
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Our English bulldog puppy, Dora, is quite a handful to say the least. Dora had always stayed with my sister when we needed to travel. When my sister moved away, my husband and I avoided traveling as much as possible worried we would have no where to leave our puppy comfortably. Luckily we met Silvia and that has now all changed! We do not know what we would do without her! We were finally able to go on vacation for 9 days and not have to worry about Dora. Actually we were worried she wouldn't want to leave Silvia! We received tons of wonderful pictures and videos every day and we could see how happy our Dora was! Silvia took her out on many walks every day and gave her so much love and attention. We couldn't be happier and more thankful! Silvia is just the best!!!
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Silvia was great with Banjo. My dog has special needs as he is aging - needs a lot of attention, has developed separation anxiety, isn't great with other dogs - Silvia was able to meet all of my needs and then some. She was attentive, has a great apartment, fed Banjo meds and sent me snaps every day. I really felt confident that Banjo was in great care and I would highly recommend Silvia for any dog - especially one that might need some extra special love. Thanks Silvia!
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Silvia was an incredibly involved babysitter for my dog Boy Boy. I had never used Dog Vacay until seeing her beautiful, cool house that used to be a fire house on the website. I knew since my dog was big he could run around there and there would be enough space from the look of her profile pictures. I booked with her and she responded right away and had such a caring personality. I felt totally comfortable with my decision to use the Dog Vacay site for Boy Boy but I knew it was the best decision I had made in a long time when I met her and saw him go into her house and lay down right away on his bed I brought with us. Like he had been there before!
We sat down and reviewed all the things Boy Boy needed to feel good and normal while being away from me and she was super appreciative of my list I brought and I never thought I was annoying her with my needs for Boy Boy. Her questions about Boy Boy, how he likes his walks, how he likes to sleep and when he likes to eat were just signs of how involved with your animal she likes to be.
I hope I can book her every time I am gone for my often business trips but I know she will soon be very booked and hard to get as I was just her first client I was lucky to get her. Anyone who wants to know about their dog while they are away, she sends updates and photos everyday.
Boy Boy had the best time. I would do this again in a heartbeat. I will always go straight to Silvia for Boy Boy.
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