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John & Debbie U.

26 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

John & Debbie's House

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

About John & Debbie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our beloved golden retriever, Abby, recently passed away. We miss her immensely, but are not ready to get another dog. We are both retired and enjoy going for walks but miss the canine companionship. There is a very nice walking path nearby that we could share with dog friends. We enjoy walking the paths at Blackwell, Herrick Lake, and Fermilab,and would include your dog on our daily jaunts. If you would like, we will provide photos and updates on a daily basis of your dog's activities.
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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

John & Debbie U.

26 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At John & Debbie's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At John & Debbie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
26 Reviews
I cannot say enough about the excellent care that was given to our dog during his stay at their house. We received updates along with photos on a daily basis. When we picked him up we could not get over how relaxed he was. I would no hesitate leaving our dog with them again. Debbie is so nurturing and they both understood the care needed for a elderly dog. Best experience ever with a dog sitter.
Thank you so much for looking after our 6 month old Wilson while we were back in the UK. The daily updates, accompanied by photos and videos made the separation so much easier. Not only was Wilson happy and content in your home, he returned home to us more obident and mature.
We will most definitely be sending Wilson back your direction....that's if you'll have him!
Debbie was awesome! Our new addition to our family, Boone, was well taken care of. We received pictures of him walking and playing with lots of toys. Debbie even took the time to teach him "shake". This was the first time I have used DogVacay and it was a fabulous experience!
We are very happy about the care our dog received with Debbie and John. They love dogs and treat them as if they are their own. Sophie was walked twice a day, for 45 minutes each time, which she loved. Each day Debbie sent a text with an update. This daily communication was very much appreciated. We enthusiasticly recommend Debbie and John and would leave our Sophie with them again!
Sue and Don A.
My pup received the best personal care!!! I couldn't even believe the wonderful care they gave my Oscar with a warm loving home for him to stay at and many walks (which he loves) and took many pictures and kept me update on how well he was doing. It warmed my heart to know he was in such good hands while I was away!!! I was so very satisfied and will definitely be using them the next time I need to go away. Thank you for the wonderful care that you gave my pup!!!

John and Debbie watched my then 14 week old Newfie puppy for the day and I couldn't be happier (neither could my pup, Bentley!). They were very accommodating, took him for walks, played with him, let him play in his baby pool and showed him lots of love. They even had the time to send me pictures. I would love for him to see them again soon. Thank you, to both of you, for watching him! He slept for quite some time after!! I recommend them highly if you're looking for someone to give your dog some one on one time!
Debbie and John did Pawsome! Our precious dog got a vaca while we were on vaca! We didn't feel guilty at all leaving her with such warm and loving sitters. Debbie kept us in the loo[ daily on how our dog was doing (tons of pictures too!). We'd definitely recommend them and will use them in the future! Thanks!
John and Debbie were absolutely wonderful with Hobbes. They are so loving and patient. Hobbes was completely spoiled. In addition, they shared some great walking tips and sent along fun pictures. Thanks John and Debbie.
John and Debbie were great when they watched our Boston Terrier. You can tell that they are true dog lovers!
Coco was well cared for by Debbie and John! We received daily updates and many pictures while we were away. Would definitely recommend them to others.
John and Debbie took great care of our dog! He got daily walks and lots of TLC. I was texted daily photos and updates on his activities. We will bring our dog here again!
Again, our dog Bella was very well taken care of, pampered and loved. It was lovely to see her running up to Debbie and John the second time we dropped her off. I'm sure Bella now thinks she has a second home and a second set of owners. Many thanks Debbie and John.
I highly recommend John and Debbie. They truly made my dog feel right at home and gave her extra special attention. They're very accommodating and trustworthy. I really liked that they sent me several text messages and pictures each day as an update. I honestly think my dog was sad to leave!
John & Debbie were awesome. I can't thank them enough for taking such good care of Charlie. I appreciated the updates and pictures! Charlie got so much attention and had other dogs to play with daily, both which as working parents he doesn't get enough of at home. I was afraid he wouldn't want to come home!
Thanks again for taking such good care of Charlie, we are very grateful and hope you will take him back for our next vacation!
Cheryl & Mark
John and Debbie are very caring and knowledgeable pet sitters. Our dog was loved and pampered throughout her long stay with cuddles, wonderful long walks, grooming sessions. We will not look for any other sitter.
John and Debbie were considerate and caring with our schnoodle. They sent us pictures while we were on vacation and gave updates on what he was up to. We will be using them again and your pet will be in good hands if you do too.
I would highly recommend John & Debbie. I was away for 9 days and greatly appreciated the daily updates on my dog Reggie. I would not hesitate to put Reggie in John & Debbie's care should I need to travel in the future.
John & Debbie are wonderful, warm, caring doggie caregivers. This was our first time using Dog Vacay and it was a good experience. I would highly recommend John and Debbie, and use them again in the future. Thanks for everything you did to help with Maddie's stay!!
John and Debbie watched my dog who is nearly 2 and a complete bundle of energy for a weekend. They really knew how to handle a young dog and did a great job taking care of her. She came home happy and tired, and I would happily have them watch her again.
John and Debbie are diamonds in the rough. What a wonderful experience for my two cavaliers and a relaxing vacation for us! We were first time users of DogVacay and are hooked. Just hoping I can still get a reservation for John and Debbie when I need it :) Can't say enough good stuff about this wonderful, loving, and caring couple.
Wonderful caring people! Easy to communicate! Or dog loves them, us too!
John and Debbie took care of out little dog, Petey, this past weekend. They were very attentive and caring. Petey enjoyed walks around their nearby park & pond. They communicated with us about Petey's well being and sent pictures. We'd like to have Petey stay with John & Debbie again.
We don't leave your dog with sitters, kennels, etc. But the need arouse that we needed to find someone. Debbie & John are just amazing! It's like leaving him with family. Our dog is a specific diet, no problem. He came home tired and happy! A good thing! These are two special very loving animal people. Many thanks!
5-STAR PLUS John and Debbie treated my dog with the utmost care and attention. The are people who can be trusted.
John and Debbie were wonderful with my pups today they were very comfortable and not stressed about being left at a different home for the first time in their lives. Would highly reccomend them to care for your dog/dogs.
This was the 1st time we ever left a pet with a sitter we did not already know. Debbie and John were great, they don't just watch you pet, they interact with them too. As soon as I spoke with Debbie and John, I had a high comfort level. I would highly recommend these 2 to watch your dog. We received an update daily and photo's. I felt the photo's showed our dog having fun and at ease. I felt from day 1 that our dog was being cared for by good people.

I would definitely send our dog there again.

Debbie and John, thank you.

Rick, Sandi and Tucker
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