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Christine W.

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62 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$27/night
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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 Staffordshire Terrier, Rottweiler

Christine's Resident Pets

Schatzi
German Shepherd Dog
Female
9 yr 6 mo old
Bolt
German Shepherd Dog
Male
9 yr 0 mo old
Oscar
Dachshund
Male
10 yr 7 mo old
Ripley
German Shepherd Dog
Female
3 yr 9 mo old

Christine's House

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

About Christine

28 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a 20 year Law Enforcement background (including K9), and before the career change I worked at a Veterinary Clinic in my home town. Do not traumatize your dog by leaving him at a kennel, or veterinarian office where they are locked in a cage all day, and all night. Let them stay in a loving home where they will be loved, and cuddled 24/7. I love dogs, and caring for them. I would love to open my home to your dog while you are away on vacation. Your dog will stay inside my home at night, and be allowed to play in the fenced in yard during the day if the weather is nice. My male GSD will be kept separate from your dog(s) at all times.
Inside house trained dogs only. Please have your dog(s) spayed, or neutered. I can't accept intact dogs unless they are under 11 months old. No aggressive dogs! Up to date vaccinations required, and you provide all food, and medicines for your dogs entire stay. I request you bring your dogs bed, and a toy so that he will have something of his own to remind him of home. I will treat your dogs like one of my own, so you won't have to worry about them while your away.
My household members include my husband (current K9 handler with a local law enforcement agency), and my 4, four legged children.

I would like to inform all potential customers that I have a solar powered electric fence line around my fence to keep my male shepherd from climbing the fence. At your request I will switch the unit off while your dog vacays with me. Just let me know during your meet-n-greet, or when you drop your doggie off.




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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Christine W.

Online Now!
62 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
$27/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christine's Home
$27 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Christine's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
62 Reviews
Christy was great as usual. I never have to worry about my dog while he is in her care. She constantly sends me pictures and updates. I will recommend her and continue to use her.
Christine was wonderful! This was the 1st time we left one of our two dogs with anyone. It was heartbreaking when we left, but within a half hour Christine was sending us pics of our babies. Which was very appreciated!!! It made us feel at ease with leaving them. Christine took the best care of our babies all weekend. It's nice to know that they are not alone and not in a loud kennel. We are very particular about who we let keep our babies, but we are already planning their next stay with Christine.
We love taking our dogs with us, but sometimes that is just not possible. When that happens, we now have a place that we feel comfortable leaving them. Gracie & Lexie look forward to staying again.
Thank You Christine!
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I really cannot say enough good things about Christine. She's respectful, prompt, loving, attentive and compassionate. I've left my two dogs with her for periods of time over the past 2 years and have always been beyond pleased with the home away from home. I don't usually have special needs or requests but I know if I did, I could certainly trust her to accomodate those. Her yard is huge, well-kept and they scoop the poo (which is important, ya know?). Although my dogs play outside while there, they never come home smelling bad looking dirty.

I get so many pictures and that means so much to me! I see my babies sharing their couch and lounging on the kitchen floor and it gives me great peace of mind.

There's absolutely nothing better than having someone treat your babies like they are the most amazing animals in the universe and that's what Christine does. I almost hesitate to leave her a glowing review because I don't want such a gem to suddenly be overbooked ;).
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Our first time leaving our pup with a sitter (we've only left them with family before) was a great experience! We left him with Christine for 10 days after a couple short trial visits before the trip. We found Christine to be calm, knowledgeable and diligent. Our naturally nervous guy warmed up to her quickly. At first he was very worried so she made special arrangements in her home to help him settle and paid close attention to him until he felt safe. Photo and video updates of our pup every day made us feel so much more comfortable, too. We could see him relaxing and starting to have fun in her care, which made our trip out of town much less stressful. She was great about contacting us with any questions or concerns about our boy, and she handled everything very well. Christine was so awesome at taking special care of our dog, that we could see he honestly loved her by the end of the stay, and she is now our go-to dog sitter. Overall a really nice experience for us and our pup!
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Christine is a wonderful sitter. She was very patient and attentive to my dogs needs. I was worried about his first stay away from home, but he settled in well and was very comfortable while he stayed there. I would highly recommend Christine to anyone looking for a reliable attentive sitter.
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Christine is amazing!! We do not like to leave our babies, but we needed to leave them for one night. We found Christine on DogVacay and she had fantastic reviews. We were not disappointed. She sent updates and pictures. She treated our babies as her own. She always responded quickly when I emailed or texted. We appreciated all the pictures. It put our mind at ease knowing that our babies were well taken care of and happy. Thank you Christine!
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We so appreciate Christine, she takes excellent care of our girl when we are gone. We love the updates and all the pictures. Thank you!!
5 star. This was our puppies first stay away from home and i believe we have found a home away from home with Christine. She loves animals and was great to work with us. Highly recommend her. Thank you, Kathy S
Buster is like our baby and this was his first overnight, we where shocked how quickly he warmed up to Christine and how well he did.
We loved all the pictures and he was tired out from all the activity with the other dogs. We are going
again and feel very comfortable leaving our baby with her.
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Absolutely incredible experience!! I highly recommend Christine! She sent lots of pictures and is overall a very sweet and caring person. Your pup will be in GREAT hands with her!! Wouldn't hesitate to bring my dog back, she's the only sitter I'll be using from now on! :)
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Christine is awesome! It is so comforting knowing that my dog is so well taken care of when I'm on vacation. It is also nice receiving the pictures she sends of him playing or just relaxing. I would highly recommend Christine to anyone who needs a dog sitter.
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My dog had a pawesome time with Christine while I was out of town. My dachshund made his first doggie friend with her dachshund, and they played with balls and toys inside and out. Christine was most accommodating in limiting my dog's contact with just those of her dogs that he'd get along with, and leaned over backward to emulate the routine he was used to. She may have pampered him more than I do! She sent me photos, and a few short videos, every day, and it helped me miss him a little less. It gave me peace of mind to know that he was being well taken care of. I will certainly return and recommend her to other dog parents I know!
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Brady had so much fun and didn't want to leave. Lots of pictures, videos, and updates. Highly recommend
My toy poodle has been at Christine's on three different occasions. Abby is a rescued breeder female who is six (?) years old with some issues as a result. I was anxious about leaving her since I'd had her only a couple of months. Needless to say, there was no need to worry. Christine was wonderful with her. I loved getting photo updates showing how content Abby was. When I pick her up, it's as if she can't decide to go or stay!
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Excellent experience!!
Christine and her family were unbelievable! They treated Winston like he was part of the family. You really can't put a price on the peace of mind from knowing your best friend is actually being loved and played with while you're away, and that is exactly the experience I had with Christine. She sends several picture and video updates and was extremely quick to respond to any questions, or just when I wanted to check in on Winston. Truly a great experience.
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Exceeded my expectations!

Christy was great! She was very accommodating to my schedule. I dropped him off very early - around 7am and picked him up around 8pm two days later. There were no issues or problems. I was updated with pics every couple of hours. I received about 60 pics! My dog had the company of other household dogs and he appeared to have made some good friends. He had full range of the inside and outside of the yard. It was a large fenced in back yard.

I would definitely use Christy and again and HIGHLY recommend her to anyone.
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Amazement! Our Havanese is so withdrawn and shy that we feel guilty every time we have to leave him somewhere. Well, not here with Christine and her husband! Our favorite picture (out one one bizzillion) was Caeser so relaxed lying on his back in the in the arms of her husband, who was rubbing the tummy our little withdrawn, afraid, shy little Caeser. I must say that moment was the highlight of our evening. We were able to relax and enjoy our evening. Without hesitation, I would recommend Christine! She is amazing and her husband has to be a dog whisperer! I definitely will use her again! Thank you, thank you, thank you Christine.
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Words cannot describe how happy I am with Christine and her husband, and the stay Mack had with them. They truly treated my old man like he was part of the family, and allowed him a weekend that he seemed to truly enjoy. As an owner of a Rottweiler, I've dealt for over a decade with people who wouldn't give him a chance simply because of his breed, but Christine didn't hesitate--nor did she hesitate to care for him and his special needs. At his age, I was very anxious about leaving him behind for the weekend, but my mind was put at ease immediately after meeting Christine. And then, throughout the weekend, I received pictures and videos of him playing and having fun like I haven't seen him do in years, which allowed me to enjoy myself without worrying for his well being. I could go on and on, but I'll just say I was very pleased. You will not regret leaving your doggie to stay at this loving home.
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Christine was great. Quickly responded and took my reservation same day. Hospitable, showed us where the dogs were going to be. Just an awesome experience.
This was my first experience with Dogvacay and I was more than pleased with Christine. I was able to go on vacation and feel assured my babies were well cared for and loved. I will certainly use her again.
Christine was such a nice person . You could tell she loved her fur babies! She worked with me about a drop off and pick up time which was a big plus for me. My dog Murphy seemed to have loved his stay. We will definitely will be staying here again! Thanks again!
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Christine made it easy for me to leave my babies and go on vacation. The dogs loved her and enjoyed the time away. In fact, my overweight lab came back looking a little thinner due to all the activity and fun. Christine is a wonderful host and will get my business again. I highly recommend Christine and her home away from home for anyone thinking of using this DogVacay service.
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First and foremost Christine is awesome!!!! We were in town for a family reunion and our other plans for the pups did not work out..so we had to find someone the last minute...she was so understanding and sweet to take our pups into her home. She sent photos through out the day kept us updated. I highly recommend her and would definitely be back if we are in the area again :)
Thank You Christine! :)
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Christine and her family are great! Highly recommend to anyone. Happy to know my pup is well cared for while I'm out at work, with plenty of room to play.
Christine is truly a dog lover. I don't hesitate leaving my baby with her, because I know she will take care of my girl with wonderful love and care.
I thought Christine was very accommodating with dog even though my dog was not getting along with other dogs and having difficulty with the transition. She made changes to the usual routine to help my dog adjust. She sent lots of pictures and videos.
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Absolutely fantastic. Always sends amazing pictures and takes such great care of my pup! Highly recommended!!!!
Stanley loves see Christine... some times i think he does not want to come home...
Jada was treated quite well. I could tell Christine is a true dog person as soon as I met her. I felt very comfortable leaving my four legged child with her. Plan on leaving Jada with her during our next trip out of town.
I have never left my babies with anyone before. I had anxiety dropping them off but to see how comfortable they were with Christine made it easier. The best part was the pictures and videos. They stayed a week and I had over 200 pictures and videos. Which made my vacation that much easier to enjoy knowing they were safe. I could tell they were happy and had buddies to play with. I would definitely need her again and will tell everyone about her.
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Loki absolutely loved his stay with Christine and her family! He was with them for about a week and from the many pictures and videos Christine sent, he seemed to have enjoyed every moment of it. Christine was absolutely amazing to work with and incredibly welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed our trip knowing that Loki was happy and safe. We already have our second reservation made and are looking forward to working with Christine again.
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Christine is AWESOME! She treats my baby like her own! Love it!
Christine is always very caring and thoughtful with her attention to my Lulu. I trust her with my baby and highly recommend her.
6 out of 5 stars!!!

Thanks again Christine. Their visit was fantastic and we are so happy that you enjoy them when they come to stay with you.
My goodness, I apologize for being so tardy on this review.

PS
They cant wait for their upcoming stay.


Thanks
Keith
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Christine and her husband were awesome. They took care of my Snoopy as If he was thier own. I highly recommend them.
Christine was great with our lab! She is truly a dog lover! She provides a stress-free environment for the dogs and has plenty of room outside for them to play! I dont have to worry about leaving my dog with Christine because i know he is in good hands!
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Christine is awesome. She took great care of our GSD that has separation anxiety. We chose Christine because of her experience with the breed and because of the great reviews and we couldn't be happier that we did. Almost think our dog was upset to come home, lol.... Will defiantly book with Christine again.
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Christine is amazing. Christine is so sweet and she cares for our girl as if she were her own. Christine and her husband are very welcoming and friendly. She updates us on how our dog is doing through out her stay. Thank you Christine!!
We had a fantastic experience with Christine as our DogVacay host! Jake was spoiled just as he would be at home, if not more. It was a true vacation for him :) Thank you isn't enough to be said when you feel your pet is safe, happy, and being genuinely cared for. Christine provided us with peace of mind!
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I don't like being away from Lulu, but when I need to be away, I absolutely trust Lulu in Christine's care.
Christine is caring and loving to my Lulu, so I always seek her out when I go away.
Another great stay for our dogs with Christine. The pups enjoy staying & playing with her, and we enjoy being able to go out of town knowing they are well cared for and having fun. Christine provided tons of pictures and is truly welcoming to our larger breed dogs.
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Our dogs have stayed with Christine on several occasions and we plan for them to stay with her in the future. She always provides great care for our dogs and gives great updates. We are able to go on vacation and relax, knowing our dogs are well cared for in Christine's home.
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Christine is extremely caring and loving to my furry girl, Lulu. I can comfortably leave Lulu with Christine and know that she is in great hands.
Christine was so good with Duke. We received pictures every day showing us how he was doing and showing him playing with the other dogs. He got lots of exercise and looked like he was having a GREAT time! I will definitely use her again. Very trustworthy. Thanks so much!!!
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I couldn't have had a more positive experience from start to finish. Christine was marvelous and my dogs came home happy. I will def. board with Christine again!
WOW...that pretty much sums it up. Christine was amazing with Akasha. I received pictures every day of my vacation and also a reassurance that Akasha was doing great. She will be the only one that I trust Akasha with and I am going to spread the word to everyone that I know how wonderful she is!!!!
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5 stars!!! Outstanding!!! Great communication and peace of mind knowing that our pets were well taken care of in a clean and pet friendly home and back yard. Our 3 doggies will be back for sure. Thanks so much Christine. :)
Christine is absolutely loving and caring to Lulu.
Our dogs' stay with Christine was absolutely pawsome!!! I would recommend to anyone looking for a place to leave their dogs that would take great care of them and treat them lovingly. Our family loved getting the pictures of our dogs while we were away. It made for an even better trip knowing that our doggies were happy.
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Christine did an amazing job with our dog. Thank you for making her feel at home and comfortable.
Christine was wonderful with our dog! He needed a little extra TLC while we were gone and Christine delivered! We will definitely call her again. Our dog really had a great time!
Christine is a wonderful host! My dog Klaus is having a wonderful stay at her house. I think he is having more fun on vacation than we are by the pictures she has shared with me!
She was so sweet! It felt good knowing I wasnt leaving him in a kennel all weekend, and getting the picture updates were the best!
What a wonderful and loving home I was able to leave my dog at for a few days. I received lots and lots of pictures each day and he was having a great time. I would highly recommend Christine. She is pretty darn awesome.
I'd give more than 5 stars if I could!!! We were about to go on a 2 week vacation when the friend who agreed to watch our dogs backed out. We were lucky & blessed to find Christine through Dogvaycay. We couldn't have asked for a better experience for us or for our dogs. Christine provided a safe and loving home environment for them. She is very familiar with dogs, including larger breed dogs, and clearly cares a lot about animals. She sent us tons of photos while we were away. We were a bit worried because one of our dogs had a minor medical issue just before we left - but Christine administered his daily pill and kept us updated on how he was doing. Our other dog was unhappy without her playmate. Before we left and with our agreement, Christine introduced our dog to her dogs. This way, our healthy dog could still have playmates and get exercise while her buddy was recovering. With Christine caring for our dogs, we could go on vacation without worrying about our pups being stuck in a cage at the vet's or wondering about their care. Christine's price was very reasonable and worth every penny! I would absolutely recommend Christine as a caregiver for your dog. The next time we go away, we will definitely ask Christine to keep our dogs.
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We were very pleased with Christine. She loved our little man as if he was her own. We will use her again. Great place for dogs to go. A good area for them to run around. She sent me pictures to let me know that he was good!!
Christine was awesome! I took my 11 month old GSD to stay with her for the first time. He has only been in a kennel once, so it was important for me to leave him with someone I can trust. Christine sent me pictures of Jackson every day, which was great! He got along well with her dogs and seemed to really enjoy himself. Christine took great care of my dog and I would definitely have him stay with her again!
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Christine is phenomenal!! I cannot say enough good things about how she cared for our pup (and us)! She kept us updated on how Beau was doing; sent photos; and went above and beyond our expectations! This was the first time Beau had been away from us, so we we definitely didn't want him stuck in a pen at vet's office or other kennel.
Christine and her entire family made him feel right at home - and we felt he was in the best place he could be while we were away. Knowing her experience with dogs and canine training was just an added plus. We will definitely call on her again when the need arises!! I have already recommended Christine to several friends!
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Christine was simply FABULOUS with Bo during his DogVacay stay. She updated me with several pics each day and followed up with text messages. He was right at home! I completely recommend Christine for anyone looking for a great place to leave your dog.
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Christine took care of my baby girl as if it were her own. I was very happy with her thoughtfulness and care for my pup.
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