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Denise A.

60 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Denise's Resident Pets

Bella
Mixed Breed
Female
9 yr 11 mo old
Cleo and Lacy
Lhasa Apso
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Denise's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Denise

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have a great home and yard to keep your baby safe and happy. We are located in Delaware County.
I have been working in the animal field for 30+ years. I have worked at several zoos and aquariums. My husband and I treat our pets as if they were children. We enjoy watching the dogs play and laughing at their silliness. Let your baby try our sleepover camp for dogs. We only take 2 additional dogs at a time. Book early.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Denise A.

60 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Denise's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Denise's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$28 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$35 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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60 Reviews
Denver always looks so happy when he stays with Denise . The pictures she forwards to us show him playing with her dogs and others . I feel extremely comfortable when he stays with her.
Denise is wonderful! We've had several successful play dates. She sends a ton of pictures throughout the day to keep us updated on our furry friend. I would def recommend her!!
Denise is great!! We've used her several times to watch our very energetic chocolate lab and he came home exhausted every time. Which is exactly what he (and we) needed. She's a saint! Looking forward to more play dates in the future.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! I was absolutely anxious leaving my 3-month old puppy behind when a family emergency came up in the Midwest, but Denise put all my fears at ease. The constant photo updates, messages, and much more will certainly have me bringing Ryder back for another stay. Our dog had a great time and enjoyed such a fun stay.
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Great experience all around -- I felt as if our dogs were in very good hands while we went on a week-long vacation. They had a nice yard to play in, and I appreciated the photos that Denise sent to us each day. Will definitely use her services again!
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Denise was terrific star had a great time... looking forward to going away again...we know Star will be safe....and having a good time!
Denise was great - from helping get all the dogs' "stuff" into the house to the frequent (and excellent) photo updates during their stay. The dogs looked like they thoroughly enjoyed their Vacay.
We looked for a pet sitter for a long time before we finally found Denise. She was absolutely wonderful with our dog Sam. Denise arranged for a meet and greet prior to us leaving Sam with her to ensure Sam would be comfortable in her home and we would feel reassured with how he would be cared for. Denise cared for Sam as if he were her own. Denise sent us regular updates and pictures of Sam so we always knew how he was doing. He always had treats, toys to play with, and a large dog bed to sleep in. I think Sam thought he was on vacation! He was very happy in her home and when we have to go out of town again, Denise will be the first person we call to watch Sam.
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Very capable. Denise took great care of our dogs. The pictures were great. Thank you so much!
Denise was great! She came out to our house and took great care of our two labs on very short notice. It was so nice to receive photos of our happy pups while out of town!
Woody was so well taken care of. In all the pictures he was obviously having a fabulous time. There is no doubt we will visit Denise again. Many thanks.
Always kept me updated! Has company for your pup's vacay!
Our baby Tucker had his first day care experience with Denise and we were so happy with her care. Since our pup was just five months old at the time, we were nervous to leave him, but Denise was great. As we left, we heard "come on, let's play fetch" and we started receiving photos while still on our way home of our little guy playing with the resident dogs and exploring the yard. Denise worked with our schedule and was very flexible, and several hours later, she dropped off a very tired and happy puppy. Thanks so much for everything!
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We have a 3 yr old (very high energy) border collie, so I'm always hesitant to board her because I'm nervous she's just too much for people. Within seconds of dropping our dog off, Denise spoke to her, fixed her leash and asked her if she wanted to play! Then in the first 15 minutes I was already reviving photos of my dog playing fetch, using the dog door, and playing in the toy room. These photos continued all day and my husband and I were so grateful to find a place we know is a good fit for us. Denise is very nice, great with animals and took care of our dog all day! We brought home a very tired, happy pup and can't wait to book time with Denise again!
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Denise loves her visitors! Treats them like one of her own. Bentley was very happy with his vacation!
Denise as always was a really great host for our dog Penny. We were out of the country and Penny became ill and needed to be taken to the vet; Penny's not so obvious condition was noticed and quickly remedied thanks to Denise's watchful eye and decisive action. My wife and I are most confident when leaving Penny in Denise's most capable care.
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I don't even know where to begin with my review on Denise!! It was the most relaxing Vacation I've had in years, all because I knew my 2 Labs were in very good hands. The daily pictures of them playing/having fun were the best! I had forgotten their food and water bowels, and she had me covered :)

Even though I missed them so much, I knew they were having fun too! When we picked them up, they were as exhausted as we were from all the playing. Already thinking of next year and I know I will call Denise, Thank you again Denise!!
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My dog had the best time at Denise's house! This was the first time he stayed with someone while we were away and Denise eased me of all concerns. She frequently sent me pictures of Cooper playing in her backyard and with other dogs. We left him with her over 4th of July weekend and he is scared of fireworks. Denise kindly put the TV and radio on to make Cooper feel better. Thank you Denise!!! :)
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great stay as always and got lots of photos!
As a first time puppy owner I was extremely anxious to board our Buddy. I was ready to cancel our vacation until I was referred to Denise. Denise scheduled a meet and greet. We were floored with the setup, cleanliness and obvious experience Denise has. The pictures and updates Denise sent provided reassurance that was simply priceless! Not only did buddy have a great time and make new friends he actually flourished under Denise's care. I've already booked our August vacation and now I can drop him off without any worries at all. I highly recommend Denise!
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Denise was terrific. Her home is perfect for boarding dogs. Denise made my 2 beagles immediately feel right at home. She sent pictures every day and it was obvious she enjoyed our girls. We definitely will book Lady and Peanut again with Denise.
Josie loves it at Aunt Denise's house
Josie had a great time, as always.
great visit once again!
Denise comes very highly recommended on here and that along with the fact that she is local to us was the main reason we picked her.

I am very happy to report that all of our expectations were exceeded by her care and attention to our Chocolate Lab. He is a very shy Dog and it takes a while to for him to warm up to new people. Within a few hours of dropping him off I was getting pictures of him having a great time and enjoying himself, something that I have never seen him do in such a short time.

Denise will keep you updated on a very regular basis on how your pet is doing and was always reachable.

The whole experience was perfect, and I will be using her regularly from now on.
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From the moment my sometimes shy beagle, Tater, and I met Denise and her crew, we knew this was a loving home to "vacay." Their 3 friendly companions welcome him in. Tater's tail begins wagging immediately upon return trips, remembering the great yard for sniffing. I feel very comfortable leaving my precious boy for extended stays as well.
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Josie left Denise's exhausted and happy!
thx so much for taking care of willow for my surprise 50th! ;)
Denise is a second family (better family!) to our two pups. She is incredibly flexible, which helps with our busy life of two working parents that travel, two dogs and two kids. I feel truly blessed that we found Denise through this site and have the pleasure of working with her.
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Denise is a second family (better family!) to our two pups. She is incredibly flexible, which helps with our busy life of two working parents that travel, two dogs and two kids. I feel truly blessed that we found Denise through this site and have the pleasure of working with her.
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Denise was outstanding. Provided continuous updates,dogs had a blast. Could not have asked for a more attentive, diligent or caring dogsitter.
Denise was great with our puppy. She kept us well informed through our time away. Our family would highly recommend Denise.
Denise is an amazing host. I was a little concerned about boarding my dog because he has separation anxiety, but he did wonderfully with Denise! Both dogs came home happy and anxiety-free. The daily photo updates were very reassuring. I will use Denise for all my future boarding needs.
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Denise and her husband were fantastic and super friendly! Their house is dog heaven too! Huge yard, a doggie door to go in and out - plus she only sits a limited amount of dogs so each pup gets special attention.

We will absolutely be using her services again!! They were also super flexible about drop offs and pick up times as well - I work a bit out of town and they were always able to accommodate my later evening or early morning schedule!
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Denise is great. She's flexible with drop off and pick up, and even more importantly she creates a safe/happy environment for my anxious pup while I'm away. Gracie wags her tail happy to jump out of the car every trip.
Once again Denise was outstanding. It is great to know that our dog Zoey is in great hands when we are away. If anyone needs a dog sitter, Denise is the person for job.
My dog Nadia had a great time with Denise. There were a few other dogs there at the same time which was such a treat for our dog, who is an "only dog" at home. Denise has the perfect set up for dogs: a huge fenced in yard, and from the looks of it, Nadia had a blast. Denise sent us tons of pictures throughout the weekend which was so nice to see. I definitely recommend leaving your pet with her!
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I liked Denise the moment I met her, and I think she took exceptional care of our yellow lab for a week. She sent daily texts and pictures, I'm looking forward to doing business with her in the future.
Maisie had a great visit with Denise and Jeff. This was our first time with them and we will surely be back. Denise kept us informed of Maisie's time there with photos and notes. Maisie returned home happy and tired. Great time had by all!
another great visit! always sends lots of photos and updates which I love
This was my dogs second stay with Denise and they had a great time. She sent lots of photos the entire week which helped me to not miss them too much!
Denise took great care of Maggie for our weekend away. She accommodated us perfectly and gave her tons of love and we cannot wait to use her again!!
Denise was a great host! Brody seemed very comfortable and happy at her home. She took lots of pictures and posted them each day with a little note. She has a beautiful yard for Brody to exercise and play. She was attentive to his health issue and has a genuine love for animals. We will be back again! Thank you!
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Ziggy had a wonderful experience with Denise. He greeted me with his tail waving. Denise send great photos of Zig . He adjusted very well to the routine.
I was so pleased that he continued his schedule to eat and play. He was very happy to be with the other dogs. The accommodations with the fenced yard, doggie door, comfortable sleeping area all contributed to an awesome experience. We will look forward to more opportunities for Zig to board at Denise's house.
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This was the first time our dog Maggie went to stay with Denise.The experience overall was excellent, we had many pictures and update regarding Maggie's vacation. Several other dogs were there to keep her company as well as most gracious hosts with amenities including dog door, dance party, and swimming.
We would certainly have Maggie vacation at the nieces again!
Jen from Narberth
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This may be the second time my review is posted…but it is worth posting again! We cannot say enough about Denise. We were very confident leaving Marley knowing that she was in a caring home. Denise sent us picture updates all weekend which put us at ease knowing that Marley was having just as much fun on her vacation as we were on ours! We cannot wait to book again!
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Denise was outstanding. She was very accommodating to Zoey's needs and provided us updates on how she was enjoying her stay.
Rex had a great experience with Denise! We received multiple updates each day with pictures.
We highly recommend Denise! She took excellent care of our Morkie, Max.
Denise was very accommodating. We booked this vacation for our dogs last minute and Denise was very friendly/ dog friendly which made boarding our dogs easy and nonstressful. Her house and yard were great and my labs really enjoyed there sleepover!
My dogs will definitely be visiting Denise again!
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Denise is a wonderful person and took great care of my pup Maple. She has several dogs which gave Maple much needed play buddies. I would recommend/use Denise again!
Denise is our go to pet sitter and we have been so happy with the care she has provided to our dogs. She provides a safe, loving place for our pups to be when we are out of town, and goes out of her way to provide us with daily updates and photos so we can stay connected. After we picked up the crew from her place last time around, our dogs were sad for a few days because I think they missed her so much! I highly recommend Denise as a dog sitter and animal lover.
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Denise made it possible for me to go on vaca without worry. Sent me pics and texts. Have an elderly dog who needs a lot of extra attention and Denise made sure she got everything she needed...which can be as crazy as spoon feeding her. My younger dog probably won't want to leave doggy Disney!!
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Amazing as always!
Denise watched my dog Riley (16 month male golden retriever) for three weeks while I was away internationally. He was taken care of so well! He had a ton of fun with her other dogs. I got daily photo updates so I was always at ease knowing Riley is in such great hands. This was my first time trying Dog Vacay and I will keep going back to Denise. She truly cares for your dog!! I highly recommend her.
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Once again Josie had a wonderful time staying at Aunt D's! We think shes the best!
I would highly recommend Denise! My dogs were happy and comfortable during their stay. They had lots of outdoor time and played great with Denise's dogs. Denise sent me photos and updates everyday which made my trip much easier :-)
Exceptionally great! Denise updated me with cute pictures and was so kind and loving to my dog. I highly recommend her.
Denise is phanonomal!! She watched my Morkie for a few days over the Fourth of July Holiday. She sent me emails and texts with updates on Max. She knew I was worried leaving him with "a stranger." She even worked around my schedule to set up a visit beforehand. Max had a great time playing with Denise's dogs in her HUGE backyard-- this was a truly a vacation for him too! I can't wait to use Denise again!
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Denise was a wonderful dog sitter! Her home and yard are perfect for your pup! I give her 3 woofs up!
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