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Susan M.

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192 Reviews
45 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • 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

Susan's House

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Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Susan

17 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Unfortunately, I am unable to take any new guests over the holidays beginning on December 18, 2016 due to a family medical issue. I will resume taking new guests on January 10, 2017 as my calendar permits. Thank you for your understanding.


Hi, my name is Sue. Though we no longer have a family dog of our own, I have many years of experience caring for and handling dogs. The dogs we have hosted over the past two years through DogVacay have become family to us. We love each one for their special and unique qualities. We appreciate our guest families for all their support, trust, and respect since we started hosting for DogVacay. And, we thank our guest families for sharing their fur babies with us--they enrich our lives each time they are with us. Their sweet faces and unconditional love are priceless. We never take that love and trust for granted. The care and safety of each pup is paramount.

While I happily and lovingly host pups of all ages, sizes, and breeds, the comfort, safety, health and welfare of all my guest pups is my highest priority. I only host a maximum of 3-4 pups at a time. I provide a loving, comfortable home--not a kennel. My guest families like the love, care and individual treatment their pups receive in my home. I work with my guest families to help provide the care needed and respect their parameters for their pups. I always contact booked owners to let them know when new inquiries or reservation requests will overlap with their dogs and get their feedback whenever possible before accepting bookings. I carefully consider each dog's needs and temperaments before booking dogs together. It is our honor to provide care and a loving home to your pups. It is the best "job" I could ever have! :)

As I do not work outside my home, I provide nearly 24/7 care for all my guest pups (if I am not here, my husband or adult son are). On the rare occasion that I need to be away for an appointment or emergency, I notify my guest families beforehand.

Please note the following requirements:

I do not have a fenced yard if this is important to the care of your dog. I provide walks and other outdoor time every 2-3 hours, at least 6-8 times/day (or.as often as is required, particularly as pertains to puppies, senior dogs, and pups with health issues).

I do require a meet-n-greet for any dog boarding overnight. If you are passing through the area and looking for daycare for your pup while you visit Six Flags or The Big E, I would be happy to talk to you on the phone about your pup.

I do not quote multi-dog or extended stay discounts until after my required meet-n-greet.

I do not host aggressive dogs.

All my guest pups must be up-to-date on all their vaccinations and be on a flea/tick treatment. Documentation of your pup's vaccinations can be brought at drop off or emailed to me before their stay.

I live just minutes from I 90, I 91, Rte, 57, Six Flags England, and the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E).

I currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

*Certified in Pet CPR/First Aid/Pet Saver--now my husband and I are both certified to better care for your pets.

My family had a beloved yellow lab for 14 years that recently passed that filled our hearts with joy. Not ready to replace our pet at this time, we jumped at an opportunity to sit for a family member's dog recently for a week while they were on vacation. It has been rewarding for my family to fill our home again with the vibrancy only an animal can bring--and it was lots of fun for the dog as well. We like all types of dogs, as they all have unique personalities to enjoy!

My family is loving and warm, laid back and relaxed. As a previous pet owner of an aged and infirm dog, I have lots of patience with animals. I live in Feeding Hills, and live close to a State Forest and enjoy taking walks (I like to walk several times each day for 20-40 minutes at a time) and being outside with a dog, as it is great exercise for us both. I do not have a fenced yard at this time, but I walk the dogs every 2-3 hours. I believe walking is a wonderful structured activity for dogs that engages both their minds and their bodies. And, well-exercised pups are happy pups! I have lots of time to spend with your pet, and would love to treat them like part of our family while while they are with us, as your pet would be my number one priority. I look forward to hearing from you, and wish you much success in your search.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Susan M.

Online Now!
192 Reviews
45 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Susan's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Susan's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$20 /bath
192 Reviews
Denver had a great time with Sue again! We always trust Sue and her family to take great care of him while we are away. We've had Denver stay with her many times, and would recommend her without any reservations!
As usual, our pet's stay with Sue and her family was a huge success. Since this was not the first time Beaver stayed with them, we were quite at ease leaving him overnight, as we should be. Sue takes great care of all her "guests", makes sure if there is more than one, that they are slowly introduced and get along. She and John take the dogs for long walks so when we pick up our pup, we is calm and happy. What more could we ask for? Kudos Sue!
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This past stay was for me to have a mommy weekend. And Aries got to play with a new friend:) Always greeted with open arms, and warm smiles. Sue and her family always go above and beyond. especially when I pick him up and there is a new giggling story they share of my very vocal and super playful Husky.
Sue and the family never make me question his health or safety

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Sue and her Family are our first and only place we will ever bring Aries too for any occasion. Sue accommodates so well to my hecticness, The family treats Aries as there own
Comit had another great visit at Sue's over the Thanksgiving holiday. She went out of her way to keep me posted on how Comit was getting along with the other dogs and how his health issues were going. I would recommend Sue to any dog owner. She is very attentive and loving!
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This was Murphys first overnight stay with susan and her family,he has stayed for day care a few times. This again was another great stay for murphy, when we picked him up he was a relaxed and happy puppy.Susan and her family are amazing with murphy we are so grateful for the great care he gets at his home away from home.I would recommend this family to anyone looking for exceptional care for there dogs. Thank you so much sue ,john and nick
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This was our 4th time leaving our Tilly with Susan and her family. Susan is a great communicator, giving us daily updates and pics. Tilly loves her almost as much as she loves us. She takes great care of our puppy, follows all instructions to a T. I would recommend her to anyone staying near, or passing through the area headed elsewhere.
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just a day visit but Wilson made new friends and he didn't want to leave when I picked him up that evening ... what does that say about the care and love he gets when he's with Sue? :)
Susan and her family have always been so wonderful and loving to my Wilson .. he has been going over there for a couple of years now and he looks forward to every visit.. I feel Wilson is safe and happy with them. Sue is his own personal 'dog whisperer' .. She is a marvel with all dogs as is her husband and son ... I'm so happy I found them and I recommend this family to anyone who needs care for their dog. Thank you Sue, John and Nick!!
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Luna had an absolutely wonderful paw-vacation with Ms. Sue and her family. Luna spent 8 days and 7 nights on this visit. I received daily e-mail updates and pictures as well. Luna is the family "baby" and the nightly update was a delight. Luna has stayed at pet hotels in the past, and they don't compare to home sitting. I highly recommend Susan and her family for dog sitting services - you will be absolutely amazed at the loving environment they will provide your pet(s).
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This was murphys second time staying with susan and her family and we were so pleased and happy with the care that murphy had.Susan kept us posted throughout the day with texts and photos.We feel so comfortable leaving murphy,and when we picked him up he was very relaxed and tired from all the walks. Murphy is a four month old puppy and susan also works on commands with him. We are going to have murphy stay with susan again and would recommend this family to anyone looking for dog care. Thank you susan.
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Susan is fantastic. I trust hardly anyone with my pups and honestly went through numerous meet and greets before finding Sue. My husband and I immediately felt comfortable with her and her family and knew we had found the right fit, even though we don't even live in MA. It's worth the drive for peace of mind. Marley, Scooby and Gage were well taken care of and we received lots of pictures and updates even though we were on the other side of the pond. I would highly recommend Sue to anyone and we have already booked again. 100 stars from us...
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This is about the fourth time that we have place our dog in Susan's care. Each time he comes back better than when we dropped him off. Sue is caring, takes the dogs for walks and even does some training as we noticed Beaver was better at sitting at the door, waiting for his leash. We will certainly contact Sue the next time we need someone to watch Beaver.
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As always, Susan, John, and Nick provided the perfect "home away from home" for my two pampered pooches! They are all such wonderful "dog people"! I really feel as though I am leaving them with their extended family. I would hate to leave them anyplace else. They treat the dogs with such loving care and solicitude. Cheryl
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Our dog just had another great stay with Sue and her family. As always, she has such a great time there. Multiple dogs, but a well-controlled environment that allows them to mix when they want to and be alone if they need the solitude. Sue sends updates during the day, so we always know what's going on there, as well as a wrap-up update at the end of the day with lots of photos. Sue is our go-to sitter!
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Sue has been a backup for my regular host; however she and the family do an excellent job. I would recommend Sue for anyone looking for a reliable spot for their dog. Paul Kinney
We have used Sue and her family to care for our pup whenever we've gone out of town for the last year. This time she really helped us out by allowing us to schedule a last minute, morning-of daycare appointment for our pup while we had movers come. She has been wonderful to us, and especially to our pup, and we are sad to no longer have access to our go-to pup sitter since we are moving away. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sue and her family to anyone in need of care for their fur-baby. They are fantastic and treat your pup as if they are a part of their family. Thank you Sue, John and Nick!
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We had an amazing experience with susan,it was way beyond our expectations,she was so good with our 3 month old puppy murphy and kept us updated with texts and photos throughout his stay.
Knowing that murphy was in great hands was priceless for us. We are definity going to keep booking her,and we hope that this will be murphy home away from home. Thank you susan
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Luna had a great time and made two new friends. As always, Sue and her family took excellent care of our precious baby while we were away.
Once again we were truly thrilled with the care our pup received with Sue and her family. Every time we book our dog feels more at home during her stay and my wife and I feel like leaving her with a family member.
Sue and her family always provide excellent care to our dog and give us total peace of mind while we are away, whether for the day or for a few weeks. Our dog requires extra care and patience, and Sue excels at that. She sends great photo and text updates, and extensive daily email recaps, which we look forward to when we are traveling. We always feel like we are completely in touch with what has gone on in our absence. Highly recommend Sue!
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As always, Quincy had a wonderful vacation. Sue, John & Nick treat Quincy and me like family every time! I was very lucky to find Sue and will always go to her first any time I need to leave Quincy somewhere.
Sue and her family are the most wonderful hosts to our four legged family members. Chloe and Jasmine LOVE staying with them. They are so great at sending updates to me both throughout the day and at the end of every day. Jasmine is a rescue and is afraid of men but she has warmed up so easily to Sue's husband and son. It is just such a relief to know that they are well cared for when I am away. I have recommended Sue to others and the site to my friends who do not live close! Sue and her family are so caring and accommodating to her guests. Due to travel glitches I wasn't able to pick them up until the following morning and she was very accommodating...and I am not even sure that the pups minded staying just a little longer!!
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Susan and her family are awesome! I swear her hubby is a dog whisperer. My dog Jack is easy to get along with but Charlie can be a handful. I knew from the meeting and greet and both my boys were going to do great with them. Charlie was not at all nervous and even played with toys while there which is so rare!

Susan gives such thorough updates each day so you are fully aware of what is going on and have peace of mind that your fur babies are in good hands.

The whole family was very sweet and patient and they also noticed the small details about the little quirks my guys have so i know they were really embracing having my guys into their home.

Highly recommend and am thankful I have a 2nd home to leave my boys when i have to travel.
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Sue and her family accommodated us with just a few days' notice, which we very much appreciate. Our dog so looks forward to going there that she bounds into their house as soon as we arrive. We always have peace of mind when we travel knowing she is well cared for.
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My dog Tessie enjoyed another great stay with Susan, her family and the other guest pups. I was kept up to date on how Tessie was doing with pictures and all. Thanks for another great pet sitting.
Once again, Susan came to the rescue! I had just gotten a rescue dog from Georgia, and he was still feeling disoriented from his ordeal. Susan and her lovely family made every effort to make him and my 10-year -old feel safe and wanted while I was away. Susan and her family are very special people!
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Susan and her family really made my older dog feel right at home! She took pictures and gave me daily updates. She also took special care to introduce all the dogs with each other in a controlled environment to see how they would all get along. I would definitely recommend Susan M!!! My dog loved it there.
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Susan was great...agreed to care for our pup on short notice when our usual Doggie Daycare was closed for the day. As usual, he came home happy, tired and well adjusted. Almost better than when we dropped him off in the morning. Kudos to Susan! We will definitely consider using her the next time we need a sitter.
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As always, Sue, John & Nick made Quincy (and me) feel like family. I am so thankful to find a family that treats my dog as their own and loves him as much as I do.
Another great stay for our pup! Sue and her family take such good care of our dog and send lots of wonderful pictures and updates. We have been back to her several times and plan to do so again. Highly recommended!
I am so happy with the care my dog received while staying with Sue and her family! They are a wonderful family and treated my dog like he were their own. I'm very impressed with my entire experience with dogvacay and especially Sue! If you don't want to worry about your pet while on vaca, I higly recommend Sue!
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Sue was amazing in every way possible!! Our dog was actually taken care of beyond our expectations. Sue and her family updated us every day and more on how our little nellie was doing. We will use her again for sure. Great experience.
We have always relied on family members to care for our dog while we went on vacation, however, this time we needed outside help. After visiting and talking with a couple of kennels we knew that they were not a good fit for our 13-1/2 old "pup". We found DogVacay that led us to Susan M. From our very first "meet and greet" with Susan we knew we found the right person to care for our "old gal". Susan knows dogs and is eager to learn about and attentive to your dog's habits, likes, dislikes and personality! We were informed daily via texts and emails complete with pictures of our happy dog! If she is hosting other dogs she is very thorough and cautious in assessing "personalities". Susan is a true professional and it is apparent that she loves what she does and she and her family loves your pet like their own! It was such a great comfort to us that our dog was in such loving and capable hands and in a "just like home" environment. We will definitely call upon Susan again to care for our Skyla!
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Our dog, Norman, stayed with Sue for an extended weekend while we were out having fun on our own. This was the second time we used Sue for Norman's dog vacay, and she is our number one choice. As usual Norman had a great time with Sue. In addition to taking really good care of our little buddy, she also kept us extremely well informed on how Norman was doing, with photos, emails and text messages. It is clear that Sue loves being a dog sitter, and she is really good at it. And that is really the best recommendation that we can give. You will not be disappointed.
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This is the third time we have used DogVacay, and the third time Brodie has stayed with Sue, John, and Nick. We would not consider leaving him anywhere else. With the daily emails and texts we are always aware of how our little puppy is doing. Brodie always has a great time and meets tons of new friends and we will definitely be using Sue and her family next time we go away.
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This is the second time we left our Luna with Sue and her family and we are definitively going to keep booking her. The care she gives all dogs under her care is exceptional. Sue is very responsive; we are never in the dark when we leave our girl. Luna has made friends every time she’s been there. Never ever going back to kennels. Thanks Sue!
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We’ve left our Luna with Sue and her family on multiple occasions and will continue to book her. The care she gives all dogs under her care is exceptional. Sue is very responsive; we are never in the dark when we leave our girl. Luna has made friends every time she’s been there. Never ever going back to kennels. Thanks Sue, John and Nick!
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This was Luna's second stay with Ms. Sue and her family. Once again, I couldn't ask for anything better. The environment is very peaceful and Luna has no problem saying goodbye at drop-offs (she is usually very clingy and anxious). On this vacation, Luna made some friends with the other dogs - another delightful surprise. It is nice to leave a part of your family with Ms. Sue and her family -- I enjoyed a worry free vacation.
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Our dog had another wonderful stay with Sue. She takes such good care of our dog and sends great pictures and updates of the stay. The piece of mind knowing our baby is being well taken care of when we are away is priceless. I highly recommend her!
Susan is a terrific host! She is extremely patient with our 5 month old pup and he always comes home in better shape than when we dropped him off...tired and happy. We will definitely contact Susan the next time we need a pet sitter for Beaver. I'd give her 6 stars if I could!
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This was the first time we were separated from our puppy, Beaver since we adopted him as well as the first time we used DogVacay to connect with a host. Needless to say, we were apprehensive but needn't be...Susan was wonderful, from the meet-n-greet to the pick up at the end of our vacation. She put us completely at ease by providing daily updates (with pictures) so we knew Beaver was in good hands and not having issues with our separation. She and her entire family made him feel at home. We will definitely request Susan the next time we need someone to watch Beaver when we're away. She was fantastic! Our puppy came home a better dog than when we left!
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As always, Sue and her family took wonderful care of Quincy while I was away for the night. She is such a knowledgeable and caring person who takes care of your pet as if it were her own. She is also awesome at taking care of the nervous pet parent as well. I will always use Sue as long as she will have me and Quincy as clients.
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Sue and her family were absolutely incredible with our Diamond. She was so accommodating and showed our pup all the love and care we do. She even updated us with pics and texts as the day went on. We traveled from out of state and I wish I live closer to her because I know Diamond would love to go back. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SITTER.
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Once again, Susan and her lovely family gave my dog Maggie incredibly loving care while I was out of town. I feel so confident that Maggie will receive the kind of attention that I myself would give her, that I can feel easy about taking a vacation myself. I hope that Susan and her family stay in the dog care business for a long time. I would not consider leaving my dog with anyone else!
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We had another great experience with Sue and her family last weekend. They were able to take our dog last minute and took great care of him for a couple of days. Highly recommend them as pet sitters!!
it's always a treat for Wilson to stay with Sue and her family. He had friends to play with this time. Sue is so good with introducing the dogs so they become familiar with each other before they actually meet face to face. I have no worries when I take Wilson to stay at Sue's house. Her husband John and son Nick are also Wilson's pals... they are great with the dogs and the dogs love them all.. in fact, Wilson didn't really want to come home with us! He was having such a good time! It's a very loving atmosphere at Sue's and I recommend it highly!
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This was my first experience with dogvacay.com and I couldn't be more pleased. Sue took her time to meet us a week before, and I knew it was a good match from the beginning. Sue is extremely professional and took the time to write down Luna's eating and bathroom habits. Knowing that Luna was an "anxiety" dog, she took her time with with Luna and sent me (nervous mom) updates and pictures for reassurance. Luna came home relaxed. Sue and her family have a gentle way with dogs and treat them top notch. I highly recommend Sue and will be long time customer.
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My dog Tessie had a great time staying with Susan and her family last week. I believe this was her longest stay with them. She showed no signs of being disturbed as she does when she has been kenneled. Instead of jumping all over me when I arrived to pick her up she sat calmly and greeted me nicely. Susan knows how to make her guests feel at home. She is my go to pet sitter.
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Our boy came home in better shape than when we dropped him off. He had been nicely brushed and massaged. He was more relaxed and confident, like he had truly had a dog vacay!

Suzie paid lavish attention on our senior, blind and deaf dog. Susie and her husband took the time to really get acquainted with and tune in to Bernie and also make the environment safe for him. They showed him a lot of love!

Suzie provided detailed update reports on his level of adjustment, his feeding, his bathroom habits, his lack of anxiety, how he was getting along with other dogs, etc.

What a great family to spend time with your beloved pet!
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Sue was recommended to me by my regular sitter who was on vacation. Sue, John and Nick were terrific with Molly. I received picture and updates every day and it is easy to tell when people really love animals. She takes the dogs for walks every few hours and makes sure they get plenty of exercise. I highly recommend Sue and would use her again.
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Susan and her family are incredible caretakers! My dog Maggie was reeling from having just lost her lifelong companion Murphy. I hated having to leave town so soon after our loss. But Susan and her family did everything in their power to make Maggie feel comfortable and secure and loved. They are absolutely the best!
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I could not have been more thrilled with the care my 2 dogs received with Susan. All of her reviews are raves, and they are ALL true! It's hard to believe something is so good, but Susan and her family are the real deal. My girlfriend and I were worried about leaving our 2 dogs, Hazel and Izzy, alone for the first time, not in our care or with a friend, but Susan and her family truly treated not only our dogs but us as well like family. They were all so sweet, loving and caring to our dogs and Susan was extremely accommodating with sending me LOTS of updates about my dogs which put my mind at ease. She is so knowledgeable about dog behavior and walked me through every step of their day and how they reacted to new dogs/people they met along their walks. I got texts throughout the day with pictures as well as a daily e-mail with a complete run down of their day which definitely made me feel extremely comfortable. My pooches came back completely exhausted and slept for almost 15+ hours so I know they weren't just ignored at Susan's house-- they were loved and spoiled and completely worked out! Susan was incredible and I could not be more pleased.
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This was Stella's second stay with Sue, and we were all thrilled once again. Sue continues to show patience, love and an excellent knowledge of behavior. We cannot say enough how comfortable we are leaving Stella there and how pleased we have been with her care! We will definitely book again for our next night away!
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As always Mrs. Sue and her family always go above and beyond to accommodate Aries into their family. He is always happy to go to their house, and is always pooped and happy to come home. So inviting and just great famiy friends. Never can say anything poor about Mrs. Sue and the family. Thank you again very very much.
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I had my sons out of town college graduation and didn't know who I could get to watch my 6 month old puppy Sadie as all family members were also going to the graduation. I knew I didn't want to leave her in a kennel. Somehow I stumbled upon DogVacay and searched for a sitter in my town. I found Sue, and it was like striking gold! She made me, and more importantly Sadie, feel very comfortable. She asked about any problems I was having. At this time I was having problems getting Sadie to eat and Sue found a way to get her to eat! Sadie was socialized with other dogs; sonething she desperately needed. She was given lots of love and attention by Sue and her family and I was given regular photo and text updates on Sadies progress. I would most definitely have Sue watch my furbaby again and highly recommend her to others in need of pet care.
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If you are looking for a pet sitter, you have found the right one! I truly am so satisfied with the way Sue and her family cares for my dog. It is so nice to go away without any hassles or worries about yr pet while you are gone. I have been using Sue for over a year and it is great to have a trustworthy person that gives your pet everything he needs while you are away. You will be very happy with Sue and the way she will care for your pet.
Erin in Westfield Ma
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I have been using Sue and her family for over a year now to pet sit for my 100 pound black lab. She is very good with dogs and a very conscientious host. She takes the time out to give my dog exactly what he needs from his food, meds, walks etc. When she hosts more than one dog she is very good about introducing them to each other. Our family knows that when we go on vacation...our dog Tebow goes on vacation too ; because Sue treats him like a king!!! Do not hesitate to reserve with Sue! SHe is the best and you will be so happy you did!!
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Once again our dog had a great stay at Sue and her family's place. It is so comfortable for her there now, that when we arrive and she jumps out of the car, she just runs in on her own! She loves all the affection and attention (and spoiling!) she gets and the fact that she frequently has other dogs there to play with. Highly recommended!
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As always, Sue & her family took awesome care of Quincy. He is always treated like a member of the family and I know without a doubt, he is being well cared for & loved. She also makes me feel like part of the family. Her texts & daily updatespecials are funny as well as informative on how Quincy is doing during his stay. Sue, John & Nick will always be my 1st choice goto when I have to leave Q somewhere.
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I cannot say enough positive things about Susan and her whole family. I cannot imagine leaving my two dogs with anyone else. My big dog has recently been diagnosed with cancer and the care that Susan gives him is unparalleled--administering meds, helping him in and out, even cooking for and sleeping with him. I think it would be impossible to find people any more loving and caring than Susan and her husband and son!
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We have boarded our dog with Sue three times now, once for an overnight, once for a long weekend and once for almost two weeks. You can see that she really cares for the animals and always remembers the special things about their habits and preferences. She also always informs us of any other dogs coming in and if we were the first booking during that timeframe, she gives us a choice about whether we want our dog to be with any of the other requests that she might receive. I appreciate that very much.

Our dog is comfortable in her home and this last time, you could tell that she was familiar with the surroundings. She was not nervous at all.

I also appreciated how Sue was able to accommodate us for this last reservation because we needed a dog sitter on short notice.
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We are regular customers of Sue's, and she and her family always provide wonderful care for our dog. Although this was a short visit, our dog still got lots of walks and attention. Additionally, we needed to extend our pickup time, and, as usual, Sue was very accommodating. Highly recommended!
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Sue and her family are so good to Quincy when he stays with him. He gets love and affection and is treated like one of the family every time I bring him to them. Sue's text and email updates always ease my worry about leaving him and let me know he is receive absolutely wonderful care with her. As long as she will have him, Sue is both my and Quincy's number one pick for boarding.
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We are so appreciative to have a place to leave our dog where he is safe and loved. Like always, Dev came home happy and tired from a weekend with Sue and her family. Thanks again for all that you do - Dev loves being there when we are away!!
My wife and I are first time users of this service, we left our dog for three days and two nights. Sue and her family did a fantastic job taking care of our dog! She is very knowledgeable and clearly loves what she does. We received several updates with pictures throughout the day and a detailed and personalized email summary of the day in the evenings. Our dog received regular walks, playtime and lots of love. I can't describe how much it helped being away knowing our dog was receiving such great care. I would absolutely recommend Sue and plan to book with her again myself.
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As always, it has been a great experience leaving our dog with Sue and her family while we were out of town. We love seeing all the photos and reading the nightly updates that she sends, as well as the texts throughout the days. We have absolute confidence that our dog is being given the best care!
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Susan did a great job with Tessie once again.
Tessie had a wonderful stay with Sue and her family. I can tell my dog is happy to be with them when we are in need of dog care. We will be back.
This was a continuation of Quincy's stay on 4/5. As with that review, Sue and her family took wonderful care of my fur baby and eased my mind about leaving him somewhere. They all truly make us the owners and our dogs feel like a member of their own family. I will be using Sue for all of my dog sitter needs. Hopefully she will always be able to take Q.
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Our 9-yr-old Boston loves Sue and her family, and she is treated like royalty! She sends pictures and a long report every night. The dogs in her care get long walks, sweaters if it's cold, and cushy blankets to snuggle in. Thank you, Sue, for another awesome dog vacay!
Susan Jones
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Living away from the city and dog parks, it can be hard to find ways to socialize your dog in a controlled manner - that's one of the things we love most about leaving Gatsby with Sue & her family. They're very careful and watchful with the dogs they care for and are excellent at giving the dogs both the socialization AND the space they need. SO much better than leaving Gatsby at a kennel where he's either thrown into a pen with 40 other dogs or sequestered in a cage.
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As always, Gatsby had a wonderful time with Sue and her family. It's really nice to know that while you're away, your dog is being socialized and cared for by professionals!
Sue has hosted Dewey a number of times in the past several months and we've always had a great experience. She and her family truly love dogs, and understand the care they require. She is very accomodating of any concerns we have for our dog.
This was my Boston's first stay with Sue and her family. The entire family welcomed my dog with open arms and treated him as a valued family member. I was a bit nervous since this was my first use of dogvacay.com and using a dog sitter/caregiver, but after Sue's first text and email, I knew I had made a wonderful choice.

From our 1st "Meet and Greet", Quincy felt incredibly comfortable in her home. She eased my mind and took care of Quincy as if he was her own dog. Sue is very knowledgeable on dog care and dog behavior. The daily email updates and texts during the day were a wonderful addition to the care and love I knew Quincy was receiving in Sue's home.

As long as she is willing, I will be bringing Quincy to her when I am unable to take him with me on trips.
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I highly recommend Susan to take care of your dogs. She gives mine so much and attention,exercise and love. She is the best in the business.
Sue is a fantastic dog sitter, she is very dedicated to making the dog vacay a good experience for both our pup and for us. She certainly went above and beyond our expectations. We have only good things to say.
Once again, Dev had a great stay with Sue and her family! They are our first choice whenever we are away, as we always know that Dev will have fun and be loved. Would highly recommend them for any dog!
Sue was fantastic with our beagle. She kept us up to date throughout the day, with plenty of pictures. He came home worn out from all the attention and walks. She took us on short notice and followed all our instructions. Thanks Sue for taking such great care of Jackson.
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Dev had a great stay with Sue and her family again! Thanks again for all that you do to keep our dog happy while we are gone!
Susan and her family love dogs.. when I leave Wilson there, I have absolutely no worries about him at all .... he's in a loving home with the best care possible. Susan keeps me updated throughout the entire visit ... sends pictures and lets me know how it's going for her and the dogs ... I am very happy I found her thru DogVacay! Thank you Sue, John and Nick!

chris
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We've used Sue both for day stay and long term overnight care. She is always reliable, and goes "over and above" to keep us informed . Dewey's stay, with pics and a daily recap text, are much appreciated.
Mrs. Sue IS AMAZING FOR accommodationingredients to our family.needs. especially in these next few weeks. Quick to respond. Thourough with her updates and sends photos all the time. Love love love love her! And her family.
Mrs. Sue and her family are always a great holiday when It comes to my short daysale poor notices! Aries is always happy to come and go from Thierry home. Mrs. Suse and her family Aries second home, which he is always wagging his tail, and loving the extra attention he receives while in her care.

Greatly appreciate them always. And the time she has to have a short convos with me who talks alot.
She is very thorough , and loves how Aries can be with other dogs during his visit. When approved by the other owner ♡. She pays attention to behavior and tendencies which I love. And has a smile.when giving Aries back to come home.
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During summer 2015, we had to find a place for our dog (Lucky). We were anxious to let her ''alone'' with a ''stranger'' for a whole day. Sue was a great host for Lucky and our kids were secured by Sue's kindness.

During the day, Sue sent us pictures of Lucky and the other dog that was being doggysat at the same time. They were having a blast! Lucky slept VERY well the following nights!

We are thinking about going in the same area next summer and are sure that we'll give Sue a buzz to repeat the experience.

Thanks again; merci beaucoup de votre disponibilité et de votre amabilité!

The Brossard-Cadieux Family,
Boucherville, Québec
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Susan and her wonderful family took care of my two dogs for a week while we were on vacation. One of my dogs is a senior citizen with special needs. I would never leave him (or my other dog, for that matter) with anyone else at this point in his life. Susan caters to him with such special, constant care. She is amazing!
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Our pup has gone to Sue's multiple times now and always comes home happy and tired. She and her family take such great care of our boy and provide detailed updates on their daily routine. She is our go-to care for when we're out of town and can't bring the dog. We recommend her without hesitation!
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Gatsby loves his time with Sue - her whole family is wonderful with him (and he is a high energy boy!), and even after a short 36 hour stay he's exhausted and happy. When we need care for Gatsby, Sue is always our first choice.
As always, Brodies stay with Sue and her family was great. We never have to worry if he is being taken care of, because she treats him as one if her own family. We wouldn't hesitate to use her services again, and have already made reservations for July.
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Sue takes exceptional care of Dewey. She gives him the 1 on 1 attention which he enjoys and we greatly appreciate.
She takes him on numerous walks(rain or shine) throughout the day, and makes him feel like he's in his second home.
Her frequent updates with many pics each day give us the comfort of knowing he is in very good hands.
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As always, Gatsby loved his time with Sue and couldn't have been happier to bound into her house for a weekend of fun. Sue remains our go-to sitter whenever we go out of town, as we know Gatsby will be in a safe, clean, fun environment while we're gone!
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My dog just loves going to stay with Sue and her family. They spoil her with so much love and attention. We always feel confident leaving her there that she's super-well cared for!
Another short vacation made even better knowing that my best friend was being cared for with the same attention and love that she is used to( I think she gets even more attention) Sue and her family keep us updated with pictures and stories that are wonderful.
Thank You again, I have recommended you to friends and family members and will continue to do so. We could not be happier with your service. See you soon. Patti , Rick and Lola!
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As has been the case every time Maddie has stayed with the Morassi family, she had a wonderful time, had loads of attention and affection lavished upon her, and was the star of many photos and updates sent to me for the duration of Maddie's stay while I recovered from hand surgery. I could not ask for a more loving environment for my dog and look forward to the next opportunity for Maddie to have vacation time with the Morassi family.
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Our pup Edgar had a wonderful time with Sue and her family! As new dog owners, we were nervous to leave him with anyone (as I'm sure you can relate) but felt great about having him stay with Sue and her family after our meet and greet. Sue is so caring and truly gave our boy the royal treatment; he was treated as if he were a member of the family. We were thrilled with the attention and love that Edgar received while he was in Sue's care, and will certainly be booking with her whenever we go out of town and can't bring the pup. Her updates of photos throughout the day were so nice and let us know what they were up to and her email updates were thorough and let us know what happened over the course of the day. Look no further for your pooch's next sitter, Sue is the best!
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This review relates both to this stay and the extended day stay on the 6th.
We have used Susan for our dog Mindy a number of times over the past few years and have always had a great experience. We live about 26 miles away and could use a DogVacay host closer by, but choose to drive the distance because of Susan's caring manner. We get daily updates with pictures and feel like we are there with Mindy.

Susan walks her a number of times a day. In a kennel, you are lucky to get any one-on-one time, but Susan treats Mindy like a member of her family.

I truly can't say enough good things about our experience with Susan. I tell everyone I know about her and DogVacay. We are very fond of Mindy and it's difficult for me to leave her anywhere, but I know with Susan she is in great hands and heartily recommend anyone considering a place for their dog to travel a little further for the love she will give your dog.

Steve
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Sue was fantastic with our lil pup. We had lots of pics sent and daily updates which put our minds at rest as we were over 3000 miles away. Will definitely be booking with her again in the future. Five stars from us.... Thanks Sue.
Our dog had a great stay with Sue and her family again this holiday season. She had 2 other dogs there and she handled their meeting and eventual settling in with each other so wonderfully. We are very appreciative of this, since our dog can prove to be difficult with this sometimes. Sue also was very accommodating with the last minute schedule changes we needed to make. We always feel super comfortable leaving our dog with her.
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Susan was great with Dewey. he had lots of fun with her and many fun walks.
As always, Sue and her family, are great hosts for our pups. She truly loves them and takes great care to make them feel at home. We will always leave them with Sue if she is available. Shari
I have been leaving my 100 pound black lab with sue for over a year. She is very conscientious about your dogs needs. She has a good understanding of dog behavior and if she has other dogs with her, she does a great job meeting all their needs. My dog adores her and her family. If you are looking for a trustworthy dog sitter, you need to book with Sue. I guarantee you will be 100% satisfied!!
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We just picked up our little Boston after her second stay with Susan and family, and she was treated like a queen. She loves to snuggle and immediately staked out her favorite places. She got plenty of walkies even though she hates to go out in the rain. We know we are completely at ease going anywhere if our dog is with this wonderful family. Thank you!
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Mrs. Sue is a wonderful edition to our family. She accommodates and helps arrange my short notice needs. Our dog Aries, loves her and is so happy to come back. And misses her and the family while he is back home. The walks, the play time. cuddle time. and causal meeting of another friendly animal has Aries coming back for more :) We will continue to use Mrs. Sue and her family for the long length of time we are stationed here :)
Always a warm and welcome smile, and the daily updates with pictures I love,

Thank you and your family again!
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Susan is unbelievable. One of my dogs is a senior citizen with multiple health problems. He doesn't see or hear or walk so well. Not only does Susan keep up with his meds, but she does absolutely everything, even sleeping next to him, to make him feel comfortable. At this point in his life I would not feel comfortable leaving him ANYWHERE but with Susan. I also have to say that Susan's whole family participates in giving the dogs love and attention. What an incredible find she has been. A+++++++
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My experience with Sue was wonderful. She told me she would keep me posted on Daisys stay and she kept her word. She would often sent pictures of Daisy and her playmates. Daisy is a puppy so she needs a lot of guidance and Sue did a wonderful job. I even learned a few new things. I would defiantly book with Sur again and I would recommend her to others. She took great care of our puppy.
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We picked up our Aries last night, and he was happy and comfortable. Mrs. Susan and her family did a great job sitting over night for us from Thursday to Saturday. Mrs. Susan listened to all of what I had to say towards our beloved Aries, and she has done a great job updating you throughout the day on how well, and what kinds of fun they did each day. Updates included photos and a detailed description of their time.
Susan and her family all wonderful. She responds rather quickly, answers all questions, asks all the right questions. Susan was even patient with our child during the meet n greet,

overall we will surely be using Mrs, Susan M, again.
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Susan and her family are truly the best!!! They treated Lucy and Max immediately as part of their family.

Susan is wonderful with her text updates and photos thru out the day and her email summary of our pets activities is so full of details you know Lucy and Max loved their stay.
We will be back soon!!!!
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Sue and her family are so attentive to your dogs needs. If you are looking for a reliable person to leave your dog with don't hesitate to leave your pet with Sue. I have been using her for over a year now and it's such a relief to know I have a safe and wonderful place to leave my dog when I go away!
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Sue and her family are amazing. I would not trust anyone else with my 106 pound black lab. He loves Sue! She is great with dogs and very honest, reliable and meets all the needs of your dog! Play time and long walks. Very attentive and loving to my dog. If you are looking for a great and safe place to leave your pet CALL SUE NOW!
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As always, Maddie enjoyed her weekend with the Morassi family and I enjoyed my weekend away, knowing that Maddie was receiving lots of attention and affection and was very well cared for. I am thankful for having such a wonderful family caring for Maddie and loving her as much as I do.

Happy Holidays!

Lani
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Tessie enjoyed another fun filled visit with Susan and her family. A family wedding necessitated a pet sitter. It was such a relief to leave Tessie with someone who pays such attention to her. I can tell Tessie feels quite comfortable with her Dog Vacay sitter. I received my text and email updates each day. Susan provided a perfect job once again.
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Susan and her family are wonderful caretakers of our little girl Tilly. We get a daily update and pics and Tilly always looks happy. I would not hesitate to recommend her to take care of your dog when you need to be away from home.
This was the second time we've left Gatsby with Sue and her family, and it won't be the last. They're wonderful people who care deeply for the animals, and do a wonderful job with them. We're already booked for a week in February!
Sue and her family took care of Simba very well. She sent me frequent updates and pictures of Simba during his stay and we feel very comfortable leaving our pet with Sue. We highly recommend Sue for dog day care / boarding.
Not only did our wonderful host Susan M take us a very last minute reservation and have us for an evening meet-and-greet, but we got several pictures and a long email and texts every day. Our dog was treated like a queen for 16 days. We could not be more pleased or say enough good about this extraordinary host family! We will gladly drive an hour (how far they are from where we live) to take our dog there again. Our dog has shyness with people, but they had her eating our of theirs hands (literally) in one day. Bravo!
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This family did an amazing job. It was our first time using Dog Vacay and we are NEVER going back to a kennel. Susan took such good care of our Luna that she may have had a better time on her vacation than we did :)
Susan and her family treated Luna like one of their own. They sent us pictures and updates multiple times a day, they took her out for constant walks, played with her and made her feel at home. Luna is a small dog and we were concerned about other big dogs staying with her (for safety reasons). Susan took every precaution for her safety and Luna ended up with 2 new friends (she misses them very much). Everything Susan did gave us a peace of mind we have never experienced while traveling without our baby. To say they did an outstanding and exceptional job is an crazy understatement. We have already booked the next stay, so obviously, we highly recommend Susan and her family.
Susan, thank you so much for everything. We were blown away with the wonderful care you provided.
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We have had our dog, Denver, stay with Sur multiple times now and he always has a good time! Sue is very caring and always sends us good updates on how Denver is doing. Would highly recommend her and her family!
Maddie enjoys her vacations with Sue and her family as much as I enjoy mine. Maddie is very well loved and couldn't receive better care or attention than she does from Sue, John and Nick. The daily updates are appreciated. Thank you, MorassI family!

Lani
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I cannot say enough good things about Susan. She took such incredible care of my two guys, one of whom is a senior citizen with health and mobility problems. I had just about written off ever being able to get away, especially after having a very bad experience at the kennel I normally used. And then along came Susan, with her husband and son, who treated my guys just like cherished family members--right down to cooking for them and sleeping next to them. It is the only way I will ever leave them again!
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Susan was super once again. I was kept informed of Tessie's happenings throughout her stay with Susan. Tessie seemed completely relaxed with her. From the moment we pulled into the driveway Tessie felt right at home. She was anxious to see Susan and when we went into her home Tessie ran into the house as if it was her own. This is why I love DOGVACAY. When I would bring Tessie to a traditional Kennel she would pull and tug at me to go back to the car. The opposite happens when bringing Tessie to Susan. She and her family are a welcoming one. We will be back!
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This was Wilson's second time staying with Susan .. he ran to the door and was very happy to see her again ... This means a lot to me when I can see he's happy to go back ... Susan and her family cater to Wilson .. he's so spoiled !!! Susan sends many pictures and updates during his stay which is most appreciated ... I will send him there again definitely ......
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Sue and her family were great about our last minute reservation. Our dog has such a great time there with all the playing and walking they do, she never misses us. She can't wait to get in the door when we pull into Sue's driveway. Highest recommendation!
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My dog Tessie enjoyed another great time with Susan and her family. She was so excited when we pulled into Susan's driveway and she realized where she was. There was no pulling her out of the car like I've had to do at a kennel. Susan sent me pictures, texts and e-mails throughout her stay and I could see Tessie was having a great time. When I picked Tessie up Susan had her outside playing ball, her favorite game. Tessie was happy to see me but in no rush to get into my car and go home. It was another perfect stay for Tessie with Susan. We will be back.
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This was our first time using the site and leaving our dog. Was great to have all information upfront and have all questions answered before hand. Nora's stay with Susan and her family was awesome. I would highly recommend her care for animals. I will defiantly get in touch with her again if and when i am in the area. My family and I were visiting 6 Flags for a day on the way to our family's for a Birthday party. I love all the pictures we got while we were away, it was great to see that our dog was enjoying her time with other people and was very well taken care of. Thank you so much!
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I had never used a service like this before, but was referred by a friend. Sue made every effort to make me and Mike (my pup) comfortable before and during the visit! We were able to come by her home and let Mike check things out before the stay. She was very engaged with him and kept me updated with pictures and texts as well as a daily summary. I could tell he was comfortable and having fun!
I would definitely use Sue's service again!
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Sue and her family were wonderful with our dog, as they always are. That's why we're repeat customers -- our dog loves it there! This visit she was one of three dogs. In the past, my dog has had trouble getting along with other dogs. But over time with Sue, she has made great progress with this issue. She has worked hard to help my dog be able to make friends rather than adversaries. It is wonderful to receive texts and pictures from Sue daily while we're away. We always feel that our dog is so well cared for. Highly recommend this sitter and her family!
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This was the second time we have left Brodie with Sue, and once again his stay was great. Even though we were out of the country, Sue kept us up to date with emails and lots of pictures to see our happy little puppy. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone interested in finding a pet sitter. She took care of Brodie like he was her own puppy.
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We used Sue earlier in the summer for our vacation.Mia had a blast. We had a last minute chance to head out of town for the night. Sue was very accommodating and able to take Mia for a night. It worked out great as we knew Mia was well cared for. We got a daily update and great pictures. We will use Sue and her family again as we know Mia is well cared for and has a blast on her vacation.
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Sue is the best DogVacay Host ever! She keeps us fully up to date on how our dog is doing. She always checks with us before booking another dog during the time our dog is scheduled to be with her. She takes pictures, send text messages and is truly a caring and loving host for our dog while we are away. I never have any worries when Atticus is with her and her family. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for home dog care in our area. She is very flexible and always very up front with us. She is very well written and gives us all the details of each day Atticus stays with her and her family. I love leaving Atticus with her because she gives him so much attention. He loves all the walks she takes him on and how loving her husband and son are with him. I am so happy we found her services at DogVacay.com. You won't be disappointed if you decide to have your dog stay with Sue and her family.
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Susan is the best!
My dog Tessie had another perfect stay with Susan. We are so lucky to have found someone that takes care of our dog as if she was part of her family. We will be booking with Susan again.
Sue once again was available on short notice. What can I say? She takes outstanding care of our dog, sends lots of pictures and provides in-depth email updates. It's way beyond what I ever expected. Sue is great!
Maddie's most recent stay with Sue and her family was another wonderful experience for both Maddie and me. She met new friends and got loads of attention and loving. Sue kept me updated with photos and reports of how well Maddie and the other dogs were getting along. The home environment lends itself to making it easy for the dogs to be social and welcoming. I love seeing the pictures of the dogs interacting and Maddie getting so much attention. Maddie will be back soon, I hope!

Thanks for the wonderful care you give to Maddie.

Lani
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Sue was amazing. Our dog Mia is an older dog and she needs pain medication and lots of TLC. Sue and her family were wonderful. They attended to Mia's needs. Sue kept us informed of Mia's daily activities with email and texts.
I would recommend Sue and would definitely use her again.
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We were very happy with our dog sitting experience with Susan! From start to finish she was extremely accommodating and incredibly responsive, taking the time to give us lengthy updates and pictures each day. We are always sad to leave our dog Schnapps behind when we go out of town, but Susan made the process easy and painless. We knew Schnapps was in excellent hands and was being cared for as if she was one of Susan's own! We would definitely reccomend Susan's services to anyone looking for an at-home dog sitting experience.
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Susan was fabulous! She really worked hard with me to be sure my dog, who had known only me for six months, would be comfortable with her.
Our dog has stayed with Sue and her family several times previously and she has always provided great care for her. So when we went on vacation out of the country for a couple of weeks recently, of course we turned to Sue again. Such peace of mind leaving our dog with Sue -- never worried for a minute. Sue provides great updates via email at the end of the day, along with photos. She usually also texts us throughout the day, but we had limited access to internet, so she respected that. Our dog has some issues getting along with other dogs, and Sue worked with her over this time to make a big improvement in her behavior. Our dog is so spoiled there, I'm sure it's a disappointment to her to leave!
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Our Carin Terrier Lucky stayed at Susan's home for a week when we were away in July 2015.

I was a little worried about his interaction with other dogs in her care, but she quickly put us at ease with updates and pictures.

She was flexible with his eating and potty habits..as he adjusted to the new environment.

Her home is quite dog friendly, and you can tell her family's routines allow for plenty of dog interaction.
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She took great care of our young hound mix. She loved her like her own. Susan also sent great updates and pictures!
5 stars just aren't enough! Sue and her family far exceeded our expectations for sitters for our girl Ohana. From the start, Sue displayed not only a genuine passion for dogs and caring for them, but also a professionalism that showed me how seriously she takes her role as a temporary family figure to her furry guests. Our girl is a timid little Dixie dog who definitely had some horrible events happen to her, so we were concerned about how she would feel when we left her with someone else while we went away on vacation. Sue put me at ease immediately upon our meet and greet and I knew that she was the one for my baby. Ohana had a great, low stress week, and we are very grateful for Sue and her family taking our girl in as a member of the family. I will definitely be booking again in the future!
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We had our dog stay with Sue and her family for two weeks while we were on vacation in Italy, and only have good things to say about the experience! They took care of our dog like he was part of the family, and we knew that he was having a great time from the updates she sent via email. This is our second time having our dog stay with Sue, and we wouldn't hesitate to use her again!
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Sue and her family are wonderful, happy people who truly have a love for dogs and treat them like part of their family. Gatsby is dead asleep on the couch next to me as I write this, completely exhausted from 34 hours of fun and play with them and with their other "houseguests." They do a great job managing multiple dogs at the same time and making sure all get along. If we need a dog sitter again, we'll be going with Sue.
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Sawyer had a wonderful time with Sue and her family while we were away. Sue is fantastic and was very accommodating when our plans had changed at the last second. She also had other dogs staying with her while Sawyer was there,and did a great job managing our pup, who had a lot more energy. Sue and her family made sure to give Sawyer the proper care and attention he needed, and updated us almost every hour to let us know how he was doing and getting along with the other dogs. I did not worry about Sawyer one bit while he was staying with Sue. She is kind and very passionate about what she does. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend her to anyone. Thank you for everything!
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We have left our Shelty, Mindy with Susan a number of times over the past two years and have always had a great experience. If you have to "board" your dog, I can't think of a better place. Susan treats every dog as if it were her own. The dogs get plenty of attention and exercise each day.

There are a number of closer alternatives, but to us dog owners, our pet is family and we want Mindy to have the best care when we are apart.

We receive daily reports on the activities of Mindy along with pictures, so it feels like we are right there. I also like the fact that she is sensitive to the temperment mix of the dogs in her care and introduces them carefully, consistent with the character of each dog so that the dogs get along well.

Again, I can't imagine anyplace else we would place Mindy. Susan and Dog Vacay have been great! I frequently tell people with dogs about Dog Vacay and Susan in particular.
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Susan was wonderful with my dog Wilson ... she kept me up to date on all the activities while he was there .. he was happy and well cared for. He became a part of their family and I couldn't have asked for better ... I will definitely use her again to watch my furry child ....
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We totally trust Susan with our dog Flanagan. She really seems to love him and he seems to love her too. Flanagan had an especially fun stay on Thursday as Sue was "sitting" for another dog. Flanagan loves the company of other dogs, so this was an especially fun visit for him.
We will always trust Sue to watch Flanagan for us when the need arises. She's terrific!
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My dog Tessie had another great experience staying with Sue. We received daily updates that showed Tessie enjoying herself and playing her favorite game, catching the ball. Tessie seems completely relaxed when I pick her up from her stays with Susan. It's the opposite experience when she has been to a traditional kennel for boarding. I have already booked her next visit.
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Thank you so much for taking care of Juno. As a one year old Malamute he can be a bit of a handful. He seemed to have settled in seemlessly. Happy it went well.
Susan is the absolute best!! I think Chloe waits for me to go away so she can visit Susan and John and Nick!! I always feel extremely comfortable knowing Chloe is there. A few times now Susan has had another dog vacationing while Chloe was there and she is always so thoughtful about monitoring the interaction between the animals. It is good for Chloe to be around other dogs but she can be very protective of her human but Susan does a great job of making sure everyone is comfortable and safe! Chloe has been to Susan's several times and is always happy to be there and settles right in. I have recommended doggyvacay to several people and Susan in particular!
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Another great stay for Marlee! She has such fun and I know she is safe while under Sue's care. A great family!
I have never left a pet at a kennel and needed to have my labs cared for while we went away for the weekend. A friend who used DogVacay told me about Sue and her great experience. I went on the meet and greet and the dogs seemed to feel right at home. We left Max and Lucy with her along with their beds. She took them on numerous walks and played ball with them and from the photos sent, I know the dogs were happy and well cared for her. I even called last minute to have the dogs stay an extra night and she was eager and willing to help out! I will definitely use Sue again.
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This was our first time leaving our dog with anyone and couldn't have been more happy with how well things went. Sue and John truly took care of Brodie as if he was their own. The daily texts and email updates were great, as we definitely missed our little boy. I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone who needs to leave their loved one, and we will surely be using them again when we need to leave Brodie.
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Once again, Maddie had a fantastic time at Sue's "spa!" Sue, John and Nick give Maddie so much loving attention I think she would like to stay there more often. Sue is great at keeping me informed of Maddie's activities while she's there -- loads of pictures and updates and reports of how well she is getting along with other dogs who may be there at the same time. Sue is very conscientious about Maddie's surroundings and sensitive to her needs, accommodating Maddie's short little legs and making it easy for her to get around comfortably. I am so happy to have found such a wonderful place for Maddie to be when I'm away. It's a comfort to know others love my dog as much as I do. DogVacay has been a wonderful experience -- both Maddie and I look forward to many more doggie vacations for Maddie with Sue and he family.
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Sue has been sitting my black lab Tebow for almost a year now. She is dependable, reliable, and honest. She takes great care of my dog and at this time I would not leave him with anyone else. If you are looking for a fabulous dog sitter; you need to book your reservation with Sue right now!!! Erin Thomas Westfield MA
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Susan took us on a last minute reservation when our other arrangements fell through. She responded to my inquiry very quickly and was very thorough when discussing my dog's needs, sociability and so forth. She sent us lots of texts with pictures of the dog (which my kids loved) and provided Daisy with outstanding care. I absolutely recommend her!!!
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My dog Tebow; a big black lab is now a regular customer with Sue and her family. She is a very wonderful pet sitter. She is attentive and really gets to know your dog. She asks all the right questions and keeps a folder with all the information on your pet. So she keeps the same schedule and boundaries you keep. She is very generous and treats your pet is if he/she is on "vacation". She gives my big dog lots of exercise which he needs. I have absolutely no hesitation to leave my dog with Sue. It is a blessing to know I have some one I can count on to take care of my pet while I am away! Having my pet stay in someone's home is so much easier and less stressful than boarding your dog. So if you are looking to do the same; look no further and book with Sue right away!!
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Our dog recently stayed with Sue and her family again due to our home being renovated. Sue was so accommodating, taking her at the last minute for an extended stay. Our dog is now pouting back at home here, since she misses all the attention she gets over there! Since our dog has had issues in the past with feeding and walking on leash, we always appreciate Sue's many texts/emails updating us on how our dog's stay is going.
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My dog Tessie was so well taken care of I don't know where to start with this review. I met with Susan and brought Tessie about 1 1/2 months before the date I needed her to be cared for. Susan welcomed us right into her home and had me take Tessie's leash off right away. Susan and I discussed Tessie's habits, eating schedule, things she liked, things she disliked ect. Susan took notes the whole time while petting Tessie and giving her small treats. I could tell Tessie was liking her already. I had decided before we left the house that I was going to give Susan a try. Tessie stayed with Susan for 5 nights. When I dropped her off I was allowed to bring her dog bed, her favorite toys, treats and dog food. Tessie does not like it when she is away from our family and has licked the fur off of her paws when she has been left at a Kennel. Susan was aware of this and promised to watch out for it. There was no sign that Tessie did any of this licking while in Susan's care. I received daily updates from Susan via email and text messaging. I was sent pictures of Tessie that showed me she was not only being well taken care of but engaged in play as well. When I picked Tessie up Susan had her outside playing ball, Tessie's favorite game. I would not hesitate to use Susan again, in fact I already have her booked for the next time I need a dog sitter. If you are looking for your pet to have a great stay don't hesitate to use Susan.
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Had another excellent care experience with Sue this weekend. My dog is very high maintenance, and Sue always has nothing but love and patience for her anyway. We feel lucky to have found such a caring provider for her while we are away. Our dog enjoys all the attention, walks and special treats she gets while there.
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Chloe loves staying with Sue, John and Nick! It is so nice to know that she is so well cared for and loved when I am away! I love the updates and pictures she sends me (Sue, not Chloe!!). I think Chloe looks forward to me leaving so she can go to Sue's where she gets undivided attention and unconditional love!! I am so happy to have found Sue. Your four legged family member will be well taken care of when you choose this wonderful family to care for him/her!
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I have 2 Havanese. Rocky is a 13 year old male and Jas is a 7 year old female. This was their second time staying with Susan and John. Both dogs squealed with delight when they realized where they were again and couldn't wait to get out of the car. We searched for a place just like Susan's, as they have never been kenneled and I was without a sitter for this trip. I could not imagine a better place for a dog to "vacay" than with Susan. She is extremely thorough in her assessment of their needs and schedules and makes sure that they are not stressed when they are left. She understood that I was nervous the first time and sent updates and photos every few of hours.This time was the same. Rocky and Jas were with her over Easter and she asked, and I granted permission for her to take them to her Easter family dinner where they were further spoiled by her family members. They were loved and treated like family and I am so relieved to have found Susan. Your dog could not be in better hands.
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This was King my american bulldogs second stay with someone on Dog Vacay , this time I felt much more at ease and not nervous while on vacation. I LOVED the updates and pictures Sue sent me, there was no question that king was getting plenty of attention from Sue and her family.. Sue was also very good with keeping to Kings schedule not he had a set one ! She even got a new leash to try out on him, a chain one to bring him outside with because usually he would play tug a war with his while on a walk. Thank you again Sue for figuring out that quick fix to stop kings leash biting :) I know King got spoiled while with Sue not sure he wanted to come home , im sure this wont be that last time he has a doggy vacation here !
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We had a great experience with leaving our dog with Sue and her family! They treated him like their own dog, and gave him lots of love and attention while we were gone on vacation. We loved the updates she sent, and we knew he was being cared for well. We would not hesitate to go to Sue again if we need care for our dog in the future! Thanks so much!!
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Susan and her family are beyond wonderful! I think my dog was actually depressed to come home! I love the updates and the pictures throughout the day. Susan is so good to all the animals she cares for and I am so lucky to have found her (as is Chloe!). Chloe is looking forward to her next vacation with Susan and her family!!
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This was my first time using Sue, what a great experience! I was nervous leaving my little family member with a new family, but they truly became her family.
Sue sent pictures every day with fun updates. I was concerned she may not want to come home. I will definitely ask Sue and family to watch Marlee again.
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Susan and her family took my dog Kali in as if she were one of their own. They did everything they could to make sure she was comfortable and had what she needed. When I picked her up I'm not sure she wanted to leave! Kali seemed completely relaxed and right at home, a sign that she had been in great hands throughout the past few days. I never once worried about her while I was away, as I have in the past with other sitters, and the many updates and photos Susan sent me were a great assurance that Kali was doing well and remaining happy. I would definitely recommend Susan's home as a wonderful place for your dog to vacation, and without a doubt, Kali and I will be repeat customers in the future!
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Maddie's first stay with Susan and her family is only the first of many, if Maddie has her way. Maddie had a fantastic time and was very well cared for. She now has a second family! Susan kept me updated daily with photos and emails regarding Maddie's adapting to a new environment and provided reports on her eating, sleeping and playing activities, which was very reassuring. Susan's home is very welcoming for pets and Maddie was treated like a princess. Both Maddie and I look forward to our next booking with Susan and her family.
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We love Sue and family. Nothing like a home away from home. They are more attentive to our dog than we are and we love the excellent care they give out dog.
As always Sue and her family take care of our dog as if he was their own. It is Atticus' home away from home. They at the best! We are so lucky to have found such awesome doggie care! She and her family are fantastic. I can't say enough how happy we are with their services! We will use their services for many future doggie days care needs!
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I am a first time user of DogVacay. I was hesitant to utilize this service, not knowing the family I would leave my family with. But, not wanting to board at a kennel made me take a chance. Through Dogvacay I found Sue. When I met Sue, I immediately knew my dogs were in good hands. What happened next is where it gets amazing! I received texts, pictures and anecdotes of my dog's days and nights with their surrogate family! One word: EXCELLENT! !! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND SUE and her loving family. They are fantastic people, and very knowledgeable about dogs. I had no worries that my dogs were in the safe, and loving hands of Sue. I will look forward to my next trip and the opportunity for.my dogs to stay with their new "extended " family! Thank you Sue!!
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Susan and family were awesome as usual. Their care for our dog is always excellent. He comes home so peaceful and loving. They give him so much attention and you can tell when he comes home. He is so loving and gentle. They are a fantastic family and we love their fantastic service.
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We have used Susan to watch our dog, Mindy, several times now, including a three week stay. I can't say enough good things about her and her family. We live 30 miles away, and there are other people we could leave our dog with, but she is the best! We all love our dogs and it's well worth driving the extra distance to know our dog is in good hands. Mindy is always well cared for and treated like one of the family. She gets plenty of exercise and Susan give us frequent reports on how she is doing, including pictures.

We love her! Susan is such a wonderful person and we highly recommend that you give her a try. You will not be sorry!

The Byko's
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Susan and her family were wonderful to our dog Flanagan. They treated him as if he was one of their own. Susan took Flanagan to her mom's house on XMas so that he wouldn't be alone, even for a short time. Her whole family loved Flanagan and he was kept very busy which hopefully, made him forget about us, if only for a short time. We wouldn't think twice about leaving Flanagan with Susan in the future. In fact, we would consider her family to be our "home away from home". Thank you so much Susan.
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Sue and her family are amazing! If you are looking for a fabulous dog sitter, look no further. I highly recommend Sue without any hesitation. My dog Tebow (a big black lab)is a bit fearful so we set up a meet and greet and I knew right away that Sue would be great. She really has a way with dogs and my dog responded to her right away. She sent me pictures and updates daily which was nice since it was my first time leaving my dog with her. She gave my dog lots of attention, play time and walks! She was sitting another dog as well and they got along great and it was no problem at all. It is such a relief knowing that I now have someone I can trust completely to take care of Tebow while I am away.
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Sue and family are awesome! They take such great care of our Dog Atticus that I think he misses the family when we go home! We love their exceptional care. I can't say enough good things about them.
Sue and family are awesome as usual!!
Romeo's second stay with Sue and her family went great. There was another dog there this time and Sue made sure the two were introduced slowly to make sure they got along, which eventually they did. Sue was great about sending updates and pictures of Romeo and Atticus playing together and relaxing. It's always nice to pick Romeo up from his stay and he's all happily tuckered out. I will absolutely continue to use her services in the future. My pup always enjoys his stay. Thanks Sue!
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My dog Maverick stayed with Susan and her family this weekend while my husband and I were out of town. We were very nervous about leaving him overnight because we have never done that before. However, Susan and her family made us feel very comfortable. We went ahead of time to meet them and introduce Maverick and he instantly felt comfortable in their home and with them snuggling up to them and exploring their home. The family was very compassionate and accommodating to our schedule and daily routine for Maverick. They took such good care of him and kept us updated throughout the day through texts and pictures. We will definitely be keeping them in mind for future trips and highly recommend this family for pet care!
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Susan and her family were great hosts! My little pup Romeo is a nervous about meeting/staying with new people, but Susan was patient and took the time to make Romeo feel comfortable. She kept me constantly updated with his state through emails, texts and lots of adorable pictures. By the end of the visit, Romeo was playing with Susan and her family, sitting on their laps, happily going for walks and felt right at home. Sue is a very sweet and friendly person, and I would trust any pet to her care and love. You can tell she really enjoys meeting new little friends, and works hard to make sure they feel right at home. I absolutely recommend her, and would not hesitate to use her DogVacay services again. Romeo had a great time. :)
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Sue and family are awesome! They treated our dog just like family. Atticus can be a little temperamental and territorial, but he felt right at home at Sue's house. He jumped out of the car to greet Sue, unlike a previous dog sitter experience where I had to pull/push him out of the car. He was more than happy to be spoiled by Sue and her family. They are the best! I highly recommend them. We have used Sue's services three times now and have not had a single complaint. Atticus just loves going there and I almost think he would like to stay longer. I highly recommend Sue's services to anyone in the area. We walk our dog in the morning and at night to do his business and Sue reported that Atticus was on his regular schedule along with some extra walks in between. It great to have a piece of mind to know that we have a reliable dog sitter close to home! Thanks, Sue and family.
I am thankful this Thanksgiving to have found Sue and her family on dogvacay.com!
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Sue was great, it was a last minute decision to board our dog Tilly while we attended the Equine Affaire at the Big E. She is a 5 minute drive from the facility, very convenient. Sue loves dogs and welcomed Tilly into her home and she settled right in. Communication was great, prior to and during the stay. I would absolutely recommend Sue for your dog's stay. We even got a little going away gift, a nice touch.
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When my grandmother passed away and I had to leave town in a hurry, there was no one I thought of other than Sue to take care of Chloe. When I first called her she told me she had another dog there and was nervous about how they would get along. She suggested that we come by so the dogs could meet which we did. My dog is about a tenth of the size of the other dog she was caring for but he was a doll and wasn't bothered at all. Chloe has not been around another dog for some time, so she was a little territorial but Sue told me that she would walk them separately if needed and she made her home totally safe for both dogs. She was great with them and by the end of the 2 days I think the dogs were actually friends. It was great to get updates on them throughout the two days as well as pictures! It is such a relief to know that Chloe is well cared for and loved while I am away. I will definitely be returning again. Sue and her family are great and Chloe loves them!
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We were extremely happy with Sue and her service. We were grateful for her thoroughness in her preperation for Lola's stay and her regular updates while she was there. She made our trip more enjoyable knowing that Lola was well taken care of. We will definately use her service again.
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Susan was AMAZING. This was our first experience with Dog Vacay, and it could not have been more positive. She is an insane dog lover (in the best sense of the word). She texted us pictures of our dog several times, which gave us great peace of mind, and she even gave us a parting gift bag when we picked Clio up - which was unnecessarily generous. The only problem is that Susan has set the bar extremely high for other Dog Vacay sitters. :)
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We have a small, older dog and didn't want to leave her in a kennel for 12 days as larger dogs scare her. We decided to try DogVacay and were pleased to find choices near our home. I first emailed with Sue to get a sense of how she approaches watching dogs and then my dog and I visited her to assess her comfort level with Sue and her home (and vice versa). I was pleased that the dog seemed comfortable within a half hour so we booked the sitting with Sue.

Sue was very good about keeping us updated while on our trip and it was clear that she understood our dogs needs and quirks within a couple of days. I am also happy that Sue seems to have made the dog comfortable with a leash, which was a concern that I had. (Now I have no excuses for not taking my own long walks!) When we picked her up after the vacation, the dog looked well fed, well-rested and comfortable in the house. It was clear to me that Sue's family all get involved with the dog's well-being.

I am so glad we found this site and Sue and we would certainly leave our dog with her again.

I would recommend agreeing in advance about the frequency and type of updates you get. We were traveling out of the country so we asked her not to send any pictures given both the cost and uncertainty of wireless connections abroad.
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Sue was absolutely wonderful! I am so happy that I found her (and I can say that Chloe echoes this!). Sue was so good with her and updated me consistently. I am not sure Chloe wanted to leave. The whole family was great with her and to tell you the truth I was afraid she wouldn't want to come home. Sue was very thorough and asked a ton of questons about our routine so that Chloe would be comfortable. I honestly could not have been happier with the care she had while I was away! I have already told several fellow pet owners about her. Thank you so much!!
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Sue, once again thanks for taking care of our Shelty, Mindy. It was a short stay this time, but it's always a comfort to put our dog in you hands. Mindy is "family" to us and there's no comparison as to how good our dog is treated in your home in comparison to any kennel alternative.

Going to your home is like sending Mindy to a day spa. I know how pampered she is with frequent walks and cuddling. We don't have any worries as to whether she is getting the best of treatment. We know she is!

Sue gives wonderful reports accompanied by pictures as to what and how our dog is doing each day

I recommend Susan to everyone I come across who may one day have need to board their dog. She wonderful!
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Susan and her family were amazing! We met Susan right before leaving for another trip where our dog was coming with us. The visit went well so we reserved our weekend for Susan to take care of Atticus. All I can say is WOW! She did an awesome job and you can tell she loves what she does. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone who is looking for an in home doggie daycare. Susan took an extreme interest in Atticus' and all his quirks. She asked so many pertinent questions it was really impressive. Right from the beginning I knew she really cared how Atticus would adjust to staying with her and her family. I highly recommend Susan for anyone looking for a more personal and less stressful doggie day care than a kennel. We loved finding out about how Atticus was adjusting and how well he was settling down. Thank you Susan for keeping us informed and taking such great care of Atticus! We will be definitely using Susan in the future.
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We had a great experience with Sue. She was super attentive to our dog. She took the dog on multiple long walks, working on some training with her while walking. She gave her ice cube treats and access to toys to play with while there. She kept in touch throughout the day with pictures and texts. We were very comfortable that our dog was being well cared for. We would definitely place our dog with her again.
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We took an extended vacation to Europe to visit our daughter and wanted to make sure that our Shelty, Mindy was in good hands. We found Sue's post with Dog Vacay and decided that we liked what we saw, enough to travel the 40 minutes versus some closer possibilities. It was the best thing that we could have done. Sue and her family are the most caring of people and we really felt that Mindy was in gentle caring and loving hands.

We received a constant stream of e-mails telling about Mindy's day, the walks she took and some of the funny experience with the family. It was like being there. I even commented to my wife that I'm not sure Mindy will want to come home with all the care and attention she was getting.

We could tell from the pictures and the tone of the e-mails that Sue is a special person who really treats the dogs in her care as if they were her own children. We always felt that Mindy was given excellent care, which helped us to relax and enjoy our once in a lifetime trip. The queen doesn't get much better treatment.

Unlike a kennel where your dog is walked maybe a half hour in a day, Sue or one of the other members of her family would take her for walks a number of times a day and would monitor the walks based on how Mindy was handling the temperature if it was hot out.

Without question, we would recommend Sue to take care of your pet. I know that the next time we need a place to board Mindy, we will call on Sue. Heck, having the experience of the care Sue gave Mindy, we would use her again, even if we had to travel an hour. We dog owners know that our dogs are family and deserve the very best. We know that's what Mindy received and feel she is right at home there.

We have used Dog Vacay a couple of times before, but now we are spoiled. How can anyone follow up with better care

Thank you very much Sue!

The Byko's
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Very nice,kind people and cozy home. Sue was so good with my dog Buddy. I felt very comfortable leaving him. She was detailed oriented with his care. She made sure she knew everything she could about Buddy. I would highly recommend her as well as this service.
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Susan was very thurough in her interview and has a true love for the animals she cares for. Our dog Max had a great time staying there and we plan to have Susan watch him in the future.
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