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Rachel T.
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Johnson City, TN 37601
58 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Rachel's Resident Pets

11 old
Polka Dot
A lady never tells, but rumor says 6. old

Rachel's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Rachel

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Rachel and I've always had a dog in my life. I'm single and 34 yrs. old with a very flexible schedule. I genuinely love dogs, but cannot have a permanent one of my own, so prepare for your precious darling to get some extra loving from me. And probably a nickname. Apologies in advance, I just can't help it.

If your pet needs exercise and it's possible, I'll take them to walk at the Mountain Home VA park, a local dog park, or even down to Boone Lake. My neighborhood is very dog-friendly and I've even been known to hire the little boys from across the street to run around like maniacs with especially energetic dogs.

All types of dogs are welcome--I had a wolf hound when I was very young (admittedly I rode her like a pony), grew up with a beagle I adored, helped friends in graduate school who rescued pets but had no experience, and even now will drive to Bluefield, WV, for my uncle's princess of a cocker spaniel "Abbie." My relatives often expect me to watch their dogs when they can't--even my little sister's beloved "Polka Dot" after hip surgery. Depending, I may bring along a playmate for your dog.

While cats are not my usual companions, I enjoy their attitudes and am familiar with their care (play and physical)--I had one stretch of cat-sitting that lasted 3 months!

Personally, I keep house for my mother and help care for my grandmother while working as a tutor. If you popped in to see me, you'll most likely find me with a book in my hand! I cook, garden, and welcome canine companionship to bring me company.

Polka Dot and Abbie don't live with me--they belong to my sister and my uncle. I've listed them because they are the dogs most likely to be in my home at any given time.

Please, come and get to know me--I think you'll spot my soft spot for dogs right away and they ALWAYS figure me out pretty quickly!

PS: As much as I'll love spending time with your dog, I will abide by your wishes for their care. You know what's best for your dog and I know you love your pet and have your rules for a reason.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Rachel T.
Online Now!
Johnson City, TN 37601
58 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 24, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rachel's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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58 Reviews
Rachel is fantastic! We're so lucky to have found her to take care of Sissy when we're gone.
Received nothing but the best possible services and treatment from Rachel. We are extremely happy with her and will be most definitely be coming back for her services. Thank you Rachel!!!
Rachel was so great with our Scout. We had to leave town for a last minute situation and Rachel was so accommodating! She sent daily photos of Scout and for someone who had never boarded Scout before, I felt relieved knowing my little girl was in good hands. Will definitely be using Rachel for the future. Thank you to DogVacay for vetting such great people for our furry friends!
Rachel was great to work with! Our (anxious) dog was relaxed when we picked him up and she was easy to communicate with. We would certainly use Rachel again!
Rachel was an absolute dream come true! We are so glad we found her. She cared for our two dogs, Zoe and Lola, like they were her own. She responded to my initial host request within 1 hour, allowed us to bring our pups over beforehand for a meet and greet, sent lots of pictures and updates, and was extremely flexible and willing when we had to leave for our trip a day early only giving her a few hours notice. We will definitely use her again!
Rachel was an absolute dream come true! We are so glad we found her. She cared for our two dogs, Zoe and Lola, like they were her own. She responded to my initial host request within 1 hour, allowed us to bring our pups over beforehand for a meet and greet, sent lots of pictures and updates, and was extremely flexible and willing when we had to leave for our trip a day early only giving her a few hours notice. We will definitely use her again!
Rachel is AWESOME. She watched my dog, Radagast over the weekend. She sent me pictures of him playing, snuggling, and sitting by the window. It was such a relief to know he was in good hands and happy. She was very flexible and accommodating. When we had to extend our reservation she accepted it immediately. She even has a backyard for pups to play in.
Rachel was wonderful. Kinley felt right at home, slept and ate well. Rachel was prompt to answer any text I sent and she sent pictures regularly. Kinley enjoyed her Doggie Vacay.
Rachel is awesome! Lucky was well taken care of! & I really appreciated that Rachel texted photo updates of her everyday.
This was Sparky's second stay with Rachel. Rachel was excited to see Sparky again and he enjoyed his stay. Rachel is great with animals and we recommend her highly!
As always, Charley enjoyed being with Rachel. He was a little tired from playing with the other two pets spending Thanksgiving with Rachel. He fell asleep as soon as he got home!
Rachel was fantastic! She was great to work with and always responded within a few minutes. Mia absolutely loved her time there. Rachel texted me updates and sent pictures every day while I was gone over Thanksgiving. I am so glad I found Rachel. As hard as it is to leave Mia when I go on a trip, I am so glad I could leave her with Rachel. I completely trust her with Mia and will definitely be leaving Mia with her when/if I have to leave her again!
Rachel was very quick to respond to my messages and questions when setting up the reservation, and I really appreciate the pictures and her keeping me updated on how the pups were doing when I was out of town.
My "babies" looked very happy and content with Rachel. We were very pleased with her.
I trust Rachel with my Mollie completly. I am so thankful to have found her!
Rachel was great! Komet really liked her and she was wonderful. She sent pictures every day. We will definitely go to her again!
Our dog is noticeably excited to go stay with Rachel. She does a great job of communicating and sending photos so we don't have to worry about him.
As always, great experience with Rachel. Ace loves to go see her!
Rachel is a wonderful sitter and dog lover. I never worry that Charley will be unhappy with her. She opens her home to him and it is set up ideally for pets.
Rachel is excellent with Mollie! I recommend Rachel to anyone that needs a responsible dog sitter.
Rachel took great care of our two senior dogs. She looked after them just like we would have, it's a great comfort to know that their is someone who cares for your pets' welfare as much as you do. While we don't go away without our dogs very often, when we do, you can be sure that Rachel is the first one we will contact. Thanks Rachel, for allowing us to enjoy our first vacation in many years without a worry!
Rachel was amazing. We needed someone very last minute and she came through. Quick communication and daily texts with pics. Highly recommended.
This is the first time we have used Dog Vacay and it was a great experience. Sparky had a wonderful time at Rachel's house while we were gone on vacation for a week. He really enjoyed playing with the other dogs. Rachel sent us pictures every day and let us know how Sparky was doing. We could tell that she really cares about animals. It helped us enjoy our vacation much more knowing that Sparky was in good hands. We will definitely call on Rachel in the future.
Rachel was a fantastic dog sitter. She handled our mostly house broken beagle mix puppy and our geriatric, lethargic lab mix beautifully. Our dogs were relaxed and happy in Rachel's care.
Rachel is a great sitter. Our poodle always enjoys being there. Rachel always keeps us updated with pictures and text messages. I highly recommend her. Randy & Nadine Forbes
Rachel was warm and welcoming from the start. She quickly put any concerns I had for my first Dogvacay at ease! She sent pics everyday and Max really enjoyed himself. She is awesome and I would totally recommend her to anyone!!!
Ace had a wonderful visit! He seemed so happy and relaxed when we picked him up. Enjoyed the daily photos and the fact that I could check on him while we were on our trip. Rachel was very quick to respond and let us know how he was doing. Great experience!
Rachel is an excellent sitter. She has taken care of our poodle for the last year. Our poodle always feels like she is at home whenever she stays at Rachel's. We highly recommend her as a sitter.
Great job Rachel. We know Jen looks forward her stays with you. You do such as good job with Jen that we're confident that Jen will be well cared for and return home happy and healthy. Thanks for the great care.
Rachel was just great with our 11 year old Ella who isn't accustomed to staying with strangers. Rachel's house was immaculate and very dog friendly. She obviously knows her dog guests' needs and met Ella's beautiful. Do not hesitate to leave your precious pal! I just hope she isn't booked next time we need to leave our Ella.
Rachel did a wonderful job taking care of the girls. Will definitely be using her again!
This was Sweet Pea's first visit with Rachel and it could not have been better. I received photos daily with updates and could how comfortable Sweet Pea was in Rachel 's care. I am so happy to have found such a wonderful person to look after my baby. I will use Rachel again anytime and I know Sweet Pea will be looking forward to her next visit.
Rachel is the perfect dog sitter. She has a great place for our dog. She is organized and communicative. She loves dogs. What more could we ask for? Just wish she wasn't so far away. We drive 50 miles out of our way to make sure our dog has the best of care with Rachel. That is a testament to our endorsement as any thing we say.
Rachel kept my Mollie for nine days and I could not be more pleased with the way she cared for her. She kept me updated with text messages and pics! Will definitely choose Rachel again when we go out of town! Have already recommended her to friends.
As always, Charley was right at home with Rachel. He loves her and we know he gets the best of care and attention at her home!
Rachel was awesome I needed someone at a very short notice and she was more than willing to help me out. I got the cutest pictures and I could tell my pups loved her. Will be using this site and her again!
Mollie was well taken care of by Rachel. When Mollie turned up her nose at her normal dog food at breakfast time, Rachel scrambled her some eggs! So thankful to have found Rachel and Mollie will definitely be a repeat guest!
Thank you Rachel for allowing Ginger to spend another wonderful weekend with you! We don't leave her behind very often, but when we do we feel so much better knowing she's with you! Thanks again!
We are very happy with Rachel as she did a fabulous job with Lucy. We will use her again in the future. Lucy gives her a paws up !!!!
Rachel was great with Rosie! She has a lovely, clean home with a beautiful fenced in backyard. Rosie had a puppy pal to play with and she had lots of cuddle time!. When back in Johnson City I will definitely use Rachel's service again.
Rachel is great. This is our third visit. Alina does very well with her. Thank you!
Charley has has separation issues since we recently moved but after an initial visit to Rachel,
He remembered her and was eager to see her again. She phoned me a picture showing him contently "hanging out" with his sitter. I was pleased with the rapport she quickly developed with Charley!
Rachel was very friendly and professional. Her preparedness and experience shown through within the first few minutes of meeting at her home. Her home was dog friendly and very clean. She had a shady fenced in yard, and asked the kids next door come play with our high energy pup. Rachel sent us cute pics of our pup every day to show us he was happy and kept us in the loop. Upon picking up our pup, she had his things all packed up and ready to go. She gave us an overview of the weekend's activities, and may have even given him a bath. We departed with hugs, and she sent us home with a little gift! We highly recommend Rachel!
Rachel was wonderful to work with. She was available to meet ahead of time, was very responsive, had a very nice house and yard, and clearly cared about my greyhound's well-being. She regularly sent me pictures of Ellie while she had her. I would recommend Rachel to anyone who needs a place for their dog!
Thanks so much Rachel for taking care of our sweet Ginger! We traveled to South Carolina for our daughter's wedding and our minds were completely at ease knowing Ginger was with you! Thanks again!
Rachel has been nothing but excellent in caring for our poodle Sasha. It is such a relief to know she will be taken care of and loved as if she were her own. We never have any worries when we are out of town while Rachel cares for Sasha and she always gives us updates and pictures every day. She is such a great sitter !!!!!!
Tino, our German Shepherd LOVES staying at Rachel's. He starts whining with excitement as soon as we turn into her neighborhood! Rachel has been so helpful and understanding as we had to make last minutes plans to attend and out of town funeral. Whenever I have picked him up, he gives me the distinct impression that he had MORE fun and things to do at Rachel's than he has at home. A good feeling for me to know he is happy when I cannot take him along.
Fabulous! Nina looked so happy when I picked her up, and Rachel kept me informed (and sent some pics!) about her as often as I needed to call in. We'll definitely be coming back to see Rachel!
Tino loves staying at Rachel's. We are happy repeat customers!! The great backyard, relaxed atmosphere, lots of playtime, being loved on...what more could a dog ask for.
My German Shepherd, Tino loved staying with Rachel and her mom. Rachel is knowledgeable and conscientious. She even took the time to help Tino ‘interview’ new sticks to play with when he broke his favorite one. He came back healthy and happy, something that I am very pleased about. It is so nice to have Rachel as a good resource when he can’t travel with me.
repeat customer. Rachel is exceptional and a natural with dogs. This is my puppy's second home. see you next time!
Rachel has a very nice, warm home in an established residential neighborhood in Johnson City, TN. Her home was spotless and her back porch opened up to a completely fenced in, grass backyard. My dog forgot about me as soon as we arrived and took to Rachel quickly (good signs!). She sent us pictures everyday and it was obvious our pup was in capable hands. Thank you Rachel and see you next time!
Rachel is an outstanding sitter. She was fantastic in taking care of our standard poodle. She kept us informed on a daily basis and made our "Sasha" feel right at home. I highly recommend her for taking care of your pet and we are looking forward to booking our next reservation with Rachel !!!!!
Our first experience with DogVacay was BETTER than expected and I would say that this was completely due to Rachel's attention to detail and love of animals. We left Mackie, our 10+ year old Westie with Rachel while we attended the NASCAR race in Bristol, Tn. Mackie does require extra help getting inside/outside and up/down stairs and Rachel made sure he received all the attention a Westie believes he deserves plus his medication as needed. Rachel was very helpful in answering all of our questions prior to dropping him off. She was also very accommodating to our schedule for our meet-n-greet and when we would drop off and pick up Mackie. Prior to this, Mackie had only been cared for by family but after meeting Rachel we knew he would be in good hands. We received regular updates, including pictures, so we knew Mackie was being well cared for. Thanks to her we did not worry about him and were able to enjoy our trip.
Thanks again Rachel!!!
Rachel is home away from home for my furry family. They are immediately comfortable there and I have to remind them that I am leaving. It is so nice to know they are in such good hands when I am away.
Rachel is great with my furry family and I can't imagine not having her to care for them.
Rachel kept my min pin, Roxie again and my older dog Gert for the first time. It seemed to go great. Both of my furry family seemed well cared for and quite content. It is so nice to go out of town and be able to relax and not worry about them. And, I look forward to the pictures Rachel sends me each day. I could not be happier!
I could not be happier with Rachel. She sent me text updates and pictures while I was gone. Roxie seemed very happy with Rachel. The small fenced in yard was perfect. I am very protective of Roxie since she is little with only three legs and Rachel seemed to completely understand and recognize environmental threats and protect Roxie from them. I am so relieved to have a wonderful resource for Roxie so I do not have to worry about going our of town. Thank you DogVacay for providing me with this incredible person. I highly recommend Rachel and DogVacay.
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