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Gwen S.

46 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

Gwen's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Gwen's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Gwen

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My sister and I will host your pet or come to them. Between the two of us we have owned almost every type of pet. from snakes to ferretts, small dogs to large dogs, and horses. we have two cats, who pretty much ignor all dogs as a general rule. Please contact us with more questions.

:) for families with more than one dog, the charge will be an additional $10 per night per extra dog :)

JUST WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW AS OF 1/1/2017 WE ARE INCREASING OUR BASE PRICE TO $40 PER NIGHT.

**Please note the owner of the property has a breeding operation, there are about 30 dogs on the property, they do not have access to the house, your pet will be kept separate from them at all times.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Gwen S.

46 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gwen's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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46 Reviews
Gwen took care of Jax very well. She sent a lot of pictures which was great!
Excellent service and environment. Gwen and her sister were very professional and friendly. They answered all my questions and make me feel comfortable about leaving my buddies with them. When I picked up my little buddies they slept for hours after two days of playing and excitement. They will be back!
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These ladies are true animal lovers! It was a great feeling to know my dog was wel taken care of while I was out of the country the first time they kept him a week, and now the second time while out of town. I would highly recommend them!
Excellent! Chyna was well cared for. Would use them again.
Gwen and Amanda are wonderful. Having our dog Dozer there for 4 days surely made us feel comforted to know he was taken care of the entire time and not left in a crate like most kennels do. He made canine friends while there and was happy and healthy when we picked him up. Definitely recommend using them. Loved getting daily pictures of dozer during our vacation :) Thanks again!
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Our 3 fur babies, had another great stay with Gwen and Amanda! Thank you!
Our fur babies had another great vacay with Gwen and Amanda!
Gwen was awesome per usual! She provided updates with pictures throughout our trip and was great with the pups! No complaints here! Would definitely recommend.
Gwen was awesome per usual! She provided updates with pictures throughout our trip and was great with the pups! No complaints here! Would definitely recommend.
Gwen & Amanda did an amazing job! All my pets are well and happy and my home was just as I left it. I received pictures daily which was really nice. I highly recommend them! Couldn't be more pleased!
Great to get daily photo updates.
Good job! Photos were appreciated.
Kitty enjoyed her stay; I received photo updates daily.
My dog was returned to me in the same condition I left her. Gwen sent daily pictures to update me on our dogs stay. Professional service, will be utilizing Gwen's services again.
Gwen and Amanda are absolutely wonderful! I could not ask for better care for my dog. First, they sent me text updates with every visit to my home. Some of those messages EVEN included pictures!!! Second, they left me a sheet detailing everything they did on their visit i.e. walk, check water, feed etc...Third, my fur baby was happy and content when I got home. I was so nervous about finding someone and not wanting my dog at a kennel. This website is super user friendly and Gwen and Amanda were truly a blessing. They went above and beyond and all of the other positive reviews for them were spot on. Jake and I say thank you, Gwen and Amanda
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Boddie and Shelby enjoyed their sleepover. Thank you.
We always have peace of mind when we travel because Gwen is there caring for our furbaby!
We had to extend our reservation with Gwen at the last minute. She was very accommodating, and took excellent care of our 3 babies. Highly recommended!
This was our first experience with DogVacay, and Gwen and Amanda exceeded our expectations! We got daily pics and updates on our 3 dogs. They are both super nice, and you can tell they enjoy doing what they do.

We are so thankful that we found them, and will definitely use them again for our next vacation. A++++++
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This is our second time having Gwen and her sister look after our pack of 4 and they are simply perfect! They really understand animals, dogs especially! Having this many dogs makes it difficult to find sitters who aren't intimidated or overwhelmed. Gwen and Amanda are true professionals and work perfectly with our dogs. From our first meet & greet it was clear that they know their stuff! We have a 140 lb Great Pyrenees that scares people with his size causing tension when meeting new people. They did EVERYTHING correctly with no guidance from us! They knew not to pursue him for affection, they weren't excitable; totally calm and assertive from the start! He loves them! They sent updates with photos, left behind a daily activity tracker and were even able to get our timid American Eskimo to come out and interact! We will definitely use them for our next trip! Thanks again ladies!
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I can't express adequately how thankful we are to have found Gwen and Amanda! It's so nice to be able to travel and know that Gizzy is home safe, comfortable and well taken care of. They do a great job keeping in touch with us with pictures and thorough notes when we return. Truly excellent fur-baby sitters!
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If Gwen was a car, it would be a Lamborghini, if she were a phone, it would be an iphone. Gwen and her sister Amanda have watched Poppy on two separate occasions. Amanda mailed me papers I forgot. Gwen picked my dog up at the beginning of the stay and returned her to my doorstep at the end. Absolutely top notch care of me and my puppy! Thank you
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As always, my dogs were tired and happy when I came to pick them up. I also received daily photos of them. So thankful I found Gwen and Amanda!
We had the first sitting for our furbaby in our home this weekend and we could not be more pleased! Gwen and Amanda left a detailed note and even sent us a picture of Gizzy after her first walk. It was so nice to know that Gizzy was being taken care of in her own environment and that she was happy! It makes being away stress free!
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Gwen and Amanda are great! We are 100% comfortable having them in our home and leaving our furbaby with them. We feel a huge sense of relief planning vacations now since finding them.
Gwen was great with my dog Magic and I will definitely use her in the future. She was not off put with my dog's separation anxiety issues and she was amazingly flexible when we needed an extra day due to flight delays. Thank you!
Gwen and Amanda are great. They both sent lots of pictures of my dogs looking happy on a daily basis. They were flexible and accommodating with our late arriving flight (and getting stuck in traffic!). Best of all, my dogs were (again) very tired and happy when I picked them up! They had no problems handling my "spirited" mini-pin chow mix and my large German Shepherd. I would highly recommend them.
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Our critters (dog, cats, guinea pigs and fish) all seemed happy and well-fed when we returned. Water bowls were filled as asked, bird feeder filled, and house looked great. Would definitely hire them again!
Would definitely use again in a heartbeat. Abby told us she was spoled, so she felt at home.
I had never left my dogs for more than a few days, and was nervous to leave them, but Amanda and Gwen were WONDERFUL! They sent pictures EVERY DAY and gave them lots of outside time at their farm. They seem VERY experienced with dogs, like nothing phases them. I have a 110lb German Shepherd mix and a 30lb Border Collie mix, and they were excellent in handling both. They do have cats, but the cats are used to dogs and they separated the cats and dogs if they left the house, so it wasn't a concern.

The biggest plus was when I came to pick my dogs up, they were calm, happy, and tired-- not the least bit anxious--it was clear they had a great time and were cared for very well. Gwen and Amanda also responded immediately to any questions I had via Dog Vacay (and text message after I dropped the dogs off). Very, very happy with Amanda and Gwen, they have the knowledge, experience, and love to make any dog happy, highly recommended!!
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Gwen & her sister Amanda were awesome! They made Lucy feel welcome and right at home. They were professional and kind to Lucy. I felt comfortable leaving her in their care.
They live on a farm! I love it! Gwen was awesome. She immediately agreed to my request for a meet and greet. I had never left the girls with anyone but family during trips, so I was a bit uneasy about using this service. Moments after we arrived, my senior dog "marked" her front door rug! I was mortified. Gwen and her sister were like, "No worries. We've been doing this a long time. That's why we have hardwood floors and all of our area rugs are washable." They had me at, "hello". I would highly recommend them. They are wonderful people.
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Gwen was able to accommodate our last minute reservation request easily. She skillfully managed our pup's anxiety and social deficits. He came home happy. Would use Gwen again!
First time we tried DogVacay and we loved it!
It was a last minute google search that found it and it could not have worked out better. Amanda and Gwen were wonderful hosts and Darby had a quite retreat with little to no stress. They sent pictures via text messages daily showing her enjoying their home. If all DogVacay hosts are as warm as these two this will be a huge success. No more loud, cold and pricey kennels for us.
Thanks Again!
The DiMario's
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My dog always comes home so happy!!!!
We left Lilly for the day with Amanda. Lilly was very happy to be in her company. She was just a friendly and happy as I left her when I picked her up. We would def recommend this family anytime and we look forward in using them in future.
Awesome!!!
Gwen and Amanda were great to work with and our dogs were very happy with them.
My dogs loved staying at the farm while I was on vacation this week. I was worried at first that my dogs would be afraid of the horses, but they ended up accepting their presence with no concern. I think my older dog just assumed the horses were big friendly dogs. Great service at a reasonable rate!
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My dog came home quite happy!!!
We left town to make the most of a mini-vacation. We had never paid someone to watch our dog before. Gwen and her sister Amanda were helpful, graceful and knowledgeable about animals. They know much more about animal care than I do. I appreciate their can-do attitude. My dog received top-notch care.
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Gwen and Amanda were great! Sent a few pics while we were away to let us know our dog was doing well. They even took him to see the horses where Amanda works so Rufio could run around! Thanks again for everything!!
Gwen sent me daily updates and pics which I really appreciated. She contacted me with any concern and my mini dachshund seemed to enjoy his stay. I will use Gwen again in the future. :-)
We left our dog with Gwen for a week, and he looked great when we picked him up. She sent us some pics midway during his stay, which was very nice.
This reservation was for an additional night I added to my previous reservation. Hosts were very congenial about being flexible and willing to keep our putts an extra day.
Very nice, accommodating, and understanding. Chloe (their dog) was very friendly and got along great with both my dogs. They even texted me an update to let me know my dogs had settled in and were doing well. I would definitely recommend them.
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