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Barrie W.

39 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Barrie's House

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

About Barrie

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
For almost 6 years I had the privilege of calling myself mom to a wonderful, beautiful Shepherd mix who sadly, I lost to a brief illness (fall 2014). While I know my sweet boy can never be replaced in my heart, animals have the amazing power to help heal and are always a bright spot in the day. If I can bring some happiness to yours by providing a safe and loving temporary home while you're away, then it is a win win for you, me and your pet. For several years I also worked with an animal rescue organization as a foster parent and have had several amazing pups call my house home before finding their forever families. I love all animals but have a heart for those who might be feeling a little sad (like when mom/dad leave) and need some extra TLC. My back yard is large and fenced and I have a great walking trail just outside the front door so your pet will be well exercised while staying with me. While I do work away from the home, I am close by and come home at lunch when I have dogs staying so they are not left more than 4 hours without going out and getting some play time. I believed, as you might, that no one could every care for my baby like I did but, should you leave yours with me, I assure you I'll be a close second.
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Barrie W.

39 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barrie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
39 Reviews
Barrie was awesome with my dogs!! She gave them so much love and attention!! I loved all the pictures she sent during the stay. They looked like they were at a doggie resort!!! Will definitely use her again!!! Thanks Barrie!!!
Barrie was amazing with Jake. We got videos of him playing daily and it was obvious he was having such a good time. His GPS/Activity tracker even showed he had his most active day ever at Barrie's! I'd highly recommend her!
We couldn't be more happy with our first dogvacay experience. Upon arrival, we immediately knew Barrie has a real love for dogs. Barrie went above and beyond in taking great care of our 5 month old puppy. She sent us pictures along the way and gave us quick updates so we knew she was being well cared for. Barrie had everything needed, so the only thing we had to bring was her food. Our puppy stayed at the Ritz Carlton!! She loved it and I hope she will get to return for another vacay soon!
Barrie was not only great in working with us, but treated our furbaby like her own, sending uodates of her cuddling and playing with our sweetie. Great experience.
This was was Ellie's and Zoey's first stay with Barrie and we absolutely loved it! There are good pet sitters and then there are amazing dog sitters. Barrie is absolutely the best host, she is very experienced with dog handling, calm and very loving. She carefully listens to your descriptions of your dog habits and needs, she tries to stay as close as possible with your dog's daily schedule. Her house is perfect for any size of dog, has a lovely fenced back yard with lots of grass, nice sunny deck and lots of toys! I know that Ellie and Zoey enjoyed their stay with Barrie very much and would like to go back to her very soon! It was a real dog vacation for them with lots of play and attention! While away, I received from Barrie many cute pictures and videos from their daily adventures around the house and on their morning runs. I would highly recommend Barrie to care for your dog while you are away!
Barrie was fantastic! She treated Kramer like family. Kramer is looking forward to his next vacation with Barrie.
Badger had a great time with Barrie and he obviously likes her. She has a yard big enough even for a large dog to get a zoom on and she's close to some good walking trails. Badger came back lean from exercise and shining like silk.

One reason I picked Barrie is that she doesn't board more than two dogs at a time. Badger doesn't like a crowd so this worked out well. He made friends quickly with the other boarder and they played together which helped both of them get used to being away from home.

Both the dogs were anxious about being left in a strange place, but Barrie kept them occupied with Kongs, toys, and exercise. The pictures she sent showed them flopped out together looking relaxed and happy. I'm glad to have a place for Badger to stay where he can enjoy himself.
Barrie took great care of Maggie and gave her plenty of walks and exercise. Very pleased!
Barrie is a fantastic host. Pixie was as well taken care of as she is in our home! Exactly what we've been looking for in a dog vacay host. Will certainly book again with her!
We are so happy to have found Barry to babysit our Aussie if we have to go away. She graciously met my dog and I before the booking and, while we were gone, kept us updated on all of their activities: walks, meals, snuggles, etc., via texts and pictures. My dog loves her and we do too.
Great as always.
The best...again!!! She seriously loves our puppies like her own. We're so appreciative of her!
We are so blessed to have been introduced to Barrie. Right after meeting her, you know that her love for animals is genuine. We left Bella with Barrie for 8 nights. We got tons of picture updates, videos, and text messages assuring us that Bella was having as much fun as we were. Barrie eased my mind so much while we were away. We have already booked her again! Thank you so much for loving on Bella while we were away!!!!
Loved it again!!! Both dogs (and us) are so comfortable with Barrie!!
Barrie is terrific and my only wish is that she lived in my hometown, Miami! She was simply the best and I recommend her most highly!!
Barrie was so great! My dog is normally a nervous border, but he was so calm and comfortable with her. I would highly recommend her! Her updates were so great and the walks and activities he was able to do while we were gone were awesome. Thanks Barrie!
Rolo had a great stay ... Thanks Barrie!!!
Barrie kept my 2 month old puppy and it was great! He had a great time and I was worry free. She has a great home for dogs where they can come in and out as they please.
I am challenged to find the best word to describe my experience with Barrie from DogVacay, ….outstanding, spectacular, and fantastic. I have been a breeder of Great Danes since 1983 and show my danes. I am retired and live with my 6 year old AKC champion dane named Beaux. Beaux is with me 24/7 and I put off traveling because I could not find a place for Beaux that I liked. Beaux was very comfortable with Barrie and she sent me updates and videos daily. It was very clear to me and Beaux that Barrie loves dogs. I highly recommend Barrie.
Diesel loves going to Barrie's! He always comes home exhausted and snoring! She plays with him and takes him on runs. He's very high energy so she gives him an outlet! Her house is his house when he is there.
Absolutely wonderful!! Our two dogs stayed 9 nights while we were out of the country and they were so well taken care of! They went on walks, played in her fenced in yard and were treated like her own! She sent pictures/videos throughout our trip which was so fun! Barrie is clearly a "dog person" and it's obvious she loves having four-legged houses guests! We would definitely book with her again and recommend her to others! We can't thank her enough!
Barrie is THE best! Our entire experience was fantastic. She is friendly, kind, caring and a true dog lover. Barrie was very accommodating to our schedule and was quick to reply to our questions. From the get-go, we knew that our two Bassetts were going to get a lot of affection and be well taken care of while we were gone. We loved the photo/video updates and it was obvious Murphy and Bama were happy and having a big time. We highly recommend Barrie and are very thankful to have found her. I know that Murphy and Bama would love to vacay with Barrie again. We will definitely be repeat customers.
She came through for us at the last minute!! Our dog was totally relaxed when we picked him up! I would recommend her to anyone!
Barrie was ahhhhhhmazing! She was very friendly, flexible, and extremely caring. Martha had a wonderful time and honestly I don't think she even wanted to come home! Barrie was also caring for another pup at the same time, but they got along great and played the whole time! Barrie has the biggest heart and a great backyard! Martha will be back for sure! I also loved getting photo updates. Thank you again Barrie!
Norman loves Barrie because she takes such good care of him and treats him like family. He always comes back tuckered out and looks like he may be a little bored around our home. I never feel bad leaving him and I love the pictures she sends for my daily dose of cuteness. Thanks Barrie!
Barrie was fantastic! She was very quick to reply to all our questions, and sent us lots of photo updates to put our minds at ease for our first stay.

She was extremely thoughtful and caring of our dog, I felt certain that he was being cared for just as well (If not better!) than he was at home. She has a great backyard and a dog-proof home, with a good neighborhood for taking walks in.

All in all I would I highly recommend her, I know we'll be repeat customers.
Our dog loved staying with Barrie. He really had a home away from home. Happy dog = Happy family. Thanks Barrie!!
As always, Barrie takes excellent care of my Annabelle. So good, in fact, that upon arrival, my dog jumps out of the car and runs up to her front door excited about staying with Barrie.

Let's put it this way......I check Barrie's availability BEFORE I plan my trips cause if she's not available......I don't go!!!!! My dog LOVES her!!!!
Charlie had a fantastic time with Barrie who treated her extra special. Charlie can't wait to visit again!
I had the best experience using Barrie. I will not be using any other sitter if I can help it. My trip was an extended one that lasted almost two weeks and it was the first time I would be away from my dog, Marley, for that long. Barrie made it so easy and my gave Marley all the love she could handle! I could tell by the pictures Barrie sent that Marley was really making herself at home and Barrie even told me that Marley took on the role of guard dog at her house lol!!! Barrie has a nice back yard that allowed Marley to have freedom that she doesn't get at home since we live in an apartment. If you are looking for a sitter that will not only take care of your dog but also give them lots of love and affection then I definitely recommend Barrie.
Barrie was an awesome daycare host! My dogs loved her and her backyard. Best of all, they came home happy and tired - just how I like them!
Barrie was great to work with for Maggie. She was able to check in on the dogs through out the day and Maggie seemed to enjoy her stay. A kennel just isn't an option for us and Dogvacay has been a life-saver. I'm so glad to find Barrie. We'll be booking with her again soon.
Me and the puppies were extremely happy with the entire process! Barrie was an amazing dog sitter for the puppies while we were out of town for 4 days. I loved how she included us by sending updates on the pups, along with pictures and a video. Our dogs loved her. We will definitely be using her again. :)
Jack had a marvelous time with Barrie. She was so sweet and texted me pictures and updates on him everyday. I could tell she really was loving him and he enjoyed being in her company. I will definitely be willing to leave my pup with Barrie again in the future!
Barrie was wonderful, and Moultrie thoroughly enjoyed his stay. He is a sensitive dog that can get stressed out about new places but he was right at home right away. She has a great yard for the dogs to play in and she also has a great neighborhood for walks and runs on the leash. Moultrie loved the yard full of toys and came back much more happy than he usually does from a typical boarding stay. I will definitely plan to send Moultrie to Barrie whenever I can in the future!
Barrie could not have been sweeter!! She did a great job and I can only hope that my Gracie girl will be happy with me now!! She sent lot's of pictures and texts so knew how she was doing the whole weekend. I would Highly recommend her!
Left my furry baby Annabelle with Barrie for 3 nights. My dog does not think she is a dog so she only tolerates most dogs after the occasional sniff and then ignores them. She is also older and doesn't have much appreciation for rough and tumble play with other dogs. Barrie was keeping another dog at the same time (that was still an active puppy) and she made sure that the two of them got along okay. My Belle pretty much adopted Barrie as her surrogate mom and I could tell she was relaxed and happy and well cared for in my absence. She got plenty of walks and playtime and I was able to text Barrie any time I got worried and she was really great about giving me feedback and pictures. My dog tends to get separation anxiety when not with me and I saw no signs of that in my absence. Clearly Barrie has a special way with dogs. She is my new go to person when I have to travel. I almost hate to praise her so much cause I'm scared she will be too busy to take Belle the next time I need to go somewhere but I got to be honest. I'm picky. REAL picky about where I leave Belle and had zero reservations about Barrie.
I left my beloved dog with Barrie for one night to see how things went before trying a longer stay. I am very particular about where I leave my dog because she is not just a dog to me. She is a furry child and gets treated as such. She is an older dog and gets separation anxiety when I'm not around but seemed very content and relaxed with Barrie from the very beginning of the meet and greet. Barrie also sent me several videos showing how relaxed she was at her home. I am going on a trip soon and will leave my baby for much longer, but I have no concerns that she will be happy and well cared for by her new BFF Barrie. We will definitely be regular and frequent visitors!
Barrie provided lots of TLC to Zeus. He felt like he was at home. She was very attentive to any needs he might have. I would recommend Barrie to anyone who needed help with a bigger dog!
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