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Amanda K.

44 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Amanda's Resident Pets

Gendry
Basenji
Male
4 yr 2 mo old
Kyle
Chihuahua
Male
3 yr 9 mo old
Russell
Chihuahua
Male
8 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Amanda's Apartment

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Amanda

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I love animals. I have been around them all of my life. As I was growing up we had dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters, gerbils, and fish.
I live with my fiancé, Phillip. He is a Marine Corps Veteran and a dog lover just like me. We currently have 3 dogs and 2 cats as well as a revolving door of foster dogs from the rescue I volunteer with.
We live in a large apartment, and we have a dog park available to us. I take our dogs out to play regularly on the days I do not work - I will be able to do the same with dogs staying with us.
I do go to the gym 5-6 days a week - that is generally (other than possible grocery trips) the only time pets are left unattended.

For the past 4+ years I have worked at a veterinary hospital here in Marietta. If you have a pet with special needs, I have you covered. I am well versed in administering not only oral, optic or otic medication, but also injections. I am very passionate when it comes to caring for dogs and cats, but especially the seniors. There is just something about an old sweet dog or cat that tugs at my heartstrings.
Because I work at an animal hospital, I am blessed to be able to take my dogs to work with me. This allows my dogs plenty of playtime in one of the 3 large yards we provide for our boarding animals.
For the dogs who are staying with me, as long as they meet the vaccination requirements of my hospital and with their owner's permission, I am able to bring them to work with me!
Please see below for list of required vaccines.

*IN CASE OF EMERGENCY*
I will rush your pet to my work and have them evaluated and treated by one of my veterinarians.

*ADD ON SERVICES*
Please let me know if you would like any of the following done during your pets stay with us! :)
Nail Trim - $8
Ear Cleaning - $4
Bath - Varies depending on size and coat
Anal Gland Expression - $10

*VACCINES MUST BE UP TO DATE*
I require pets who stay in my home to be vaccinated. This is a safety precaution for not only your dogs, but for mine and any other guest dogs who come to stay in my home.

To stay in my home I require proof from your veterinarian of the following:
- Rabies Vaccine (1 or 3 year)
- DHPPC Vaccine (1 or 3 year)
- Bordetella Vaccine
*Not required but encouraged is the H3N2 Influenza Vaccine*
HOWEVER - If you would like me to take your dog to work with me, you MUST have proof of all vaccines listed above as well as a current INFLUENZA VACCINATION. The strain required at my hospital is the H3N2 strain of Influenza.
*Not required but encouraged is the Lepto Vaccine*

*NIGHTLY RATES*
Small - Medium dogs - $25/night
Large dogs - $30/night
XL dogs - $35/night

*PLEASE NOTE*
I will accept dogs who are intact (male and female) to stay in my home, HOWEVER I WILL NOT KEEP FEMALES WHO ARE ACTIVELY BLEEDING during their heat cycle in my home. I will be more than happy to come to your home and petsit during this time, but I cannot accommodate them in my home. Thank you for understanding.

If for some reason I am unable to sit your pet(s) (due to being completely booked, unavailable in general, or our pets are not compatible), please allow me to recommend an alternate sitter for you. The sitter I will recommend is a coworker of mine at the hospital who also is an approved sitter on DogVacay. I trust her with my pets, so I know you can too!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Amanda K.

44 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
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Web Training Complete
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amanda's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Amanda's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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1 Testimonial
Dec 2016
Amanda Kersey gets 5 Stars. Being a rescue and foster, I'm a detail freak whenever away. Our pets need love, meds and individual care. Amanda fulfills their needs and my wishes, doing even more when she feels it necessary. She has a full schedule as a vet tech and student. No matter how busy Amanda's day/night is, your pets will be taken care of.
Professional, mannerly, honest and smart, Amanda is experienced and provides details while your away.
She is family to us.


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44 Reviews
Amanda was awesome made it soo easy and she was very flexible will recommend her
Amanda stayed at my home with my fur baby. She sent pics and a video to help me with my separation anxiety :) My first time using dogvacay/her because my usual sitter was not available. I would use them/her again!
Amanda was great! She was very responsive and accommodating. Regular updates, pictures or videos were provided and it seemed like Soleil had a great time as well. I would definitely book with Amanda again.
Amanda was very sweet and took great care of Coco - highly recommend!
Amanda was really easy to work with and we will absolutely book our little guy's next vacation through her! She was flexible about meeting, drop off and pick up, and kept me up to date with photos and videos. She also happened to work for my vet, so I knew we were in great hands no matter what the situation. So glad to have found her!
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Very responsive while we were away. Amanda kept us posted with Coco's activities by sending pics and notes. Will certainly consider her for our baby's care in the future.
This was my first time using DogVacay, and I'm so grateful I found Amanda to take care of my puppy over the holidays! He can be pretty hard to handle due to his high energy and desire to play 24/7 but Amanda loved him & took such good care of him! I will definitely come back to her when I need a dog sitter! She was awesome!
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Went out of the country for two weeks, and Amanda never missed a beat! She sent pics and videos, which really helped. Will definitely use again!
Amanda is an awesome dog sitter. My kids seemed very content and were very well taken care of. Thanks Amanda for taking good care of my kids!
My Coco had fun with Amanda and was at ease with her.
Amanda and her pups are so kind, and they really made my Ella feel at home. She sent plenty of updates while I was away, and I could tell my little one really enjoyed her stay! Thanks again, Amanda :)
Amanda was terrific! She cared for our Golden Retriever over the holiday weekend while we were traveling and she kept me updated with messages and video of how our dog was adjusting and playing with Amanda's little dogs. They had a great time together! Amanda is very loving and passionate about animals. She is very knowledgeable and experienced in caring for dogs. I highly recommend Amanda for your pet sitting needs and we will be using her again and again.
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Amanda kept our little yorkie over the Thanksgiving holiday and she was great! She gave us a couple updates and sent pictures. We will definitely use her again!!
Really appreciated the daily updates she sent!
Amanda was great with Manny! She sent us tons of pictures and he had a fantastic time. I will use her again.
Amanda was a wonderful host and treated our dog like one of her own. The entire process was a great experience for us and I would recommend Amanda to anybody. We received photos and video updates of Rosie throughout our trip, which was very comforting. Drop off and pick up was a breeze, Amanda was very acomidating to our schedule and requests. I don't have anything negative to say about Amanda and we will certainly contact her for any future needs.
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Amanda was very accommodating and cared for my dog as she does for her own dogs. Very prompt with communication. She was great with my dog, and I had great experience with her. I would definitely use her again for boarding.
Amanda was great! I loved seeing the photo and video updates showing my dog having a great time. Will definitely book with Amanda again.
Amanda was super friendly at our meet & greet and at our drop off. She was flexible with my drop off and pick up times too! Will definitely use her again!
Amanda was great! Our two year old Golden was well cared for and seemed happy when we picked him up. Petvacay with Amanda was a great choice!
My Mattie was super happy when I picked her up and Amanda even sent pics to show how well she was getting along with her dogs. I'll be using her again.
Amanda hosted our 2 dogs for 2 weeks and it was absolutely wonderful. She took great care of them. Sent pictures from their walks and just relaxing at her home. One of our dogs had a bit of a sensitive stomach and she was able to take care of her and get her all healthy and happy. I highly recommend you send your dogs to Amanda's retreat! We couldn't be happier!
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Amanda was wonderful! This was our first time & I'm so glad to have found her! My husband and I were gone for a week and we missed Chipper a lot but she sent pictures and videos which helped out a lot. Definitely going back to her. We like her & so did Chipper!
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Amanda is very nice and great with dogs. Charlie had a great time, even though he was there for over a week. She lives in an apartment but he got to go walking in the woods and played with other dogs--both of his favorite past times.
I will gladly use Amanda again.
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Amanda accepted to look after our dog on short notice - keep us up to date on her progress and provided daily photos.
Amanda took amazing care of our dog...she is caring, considerate and a great communicator. Our pup came back healthy and happy. We will call on her again in the future.
So glad I found Amanda and DogVacay. She was super accommodating with my early drop off and late pick up. When I came to pick up my guy he was so happy it took him a few seconds to realize it was me. I will be using Amanda as a pet sitter in the future for sure.
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My boys had a great time!
Amanda was so great! I took great comfort in knowing that our dog Hank was in such a loving environment. I will definitely be using Amanda again!
I recently enlisted Amanda's service for the second time. She did another awesome job and I never once worried about the care of my dogs. I strongly recommend her for any service. Diane
Amanda was awesome more than accommodating. We wanted to drop lucy off at 9:00am we had a flight later that day, but she had to be at work before then so we ended making arrangements earlier and it was super convenient. When we came home we came straight from the airport and she didnt mind what time we picked her up. Also she took lucy to work with her and she got to sociallize with other dogs and play freely that alone set my mind at ease I knew my Lucy was in great hands. I would definitely recommend Amanda to anyone looking for a sitter for their pet.
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Thank goodness my wife and I found Amanda! We had a wedding to go to shortly after moving to the area and needed someone trustworthy to watch our 7mo old pup, Pawl. Amanda and Phillip met us at a local park with their pups, Kyle and Gendry. Pawl needed some time to warm up to their dogs, but they got along well. Amanda made us feel that while Pawl was in her care, he'd be treated like a member of their family, and she'd do everything she could to make his stay as comfortable as possible. The pictures we received helped us feel at ease knowing he was doing well. Next time we go on vacation and need someone to watch him, 10/10 we'll come back to Amanda!
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I can not say enough kind things about Amanda!! She is the definition of a dog lover!! I was up late, frantically looking for a last minute sitter for my Boxer, Pepper, and she responded immediately putting me at total ease. I, as most dog parents do, tend to get a bit anxious when it comes to leaving my girl with a new sitter, but I knew from the moment I met Amanda that Pepper would be in great hands! She sent me adorable pictures of Pep throughout the weekend and gave me such peace of mind so that I could enjoy my weekend getaway. I would 1000% recommend her, and will definitely be using her again!! Thank you so much, Amanda!
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Amanda did a great job watching my two special needs dogs. My one dog is blind and other has skin allergies that required her to give him medication. My pups did well with her in her home and were not stressed when I picked them up. She was easy to work with and very understanding. We will defiantly recommend her to anyone!
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Amanda has an amazing way with my Mini Boston Terrier, she kept me posted on how he was behaving, and we could see via video cam how happy he was, how he was enjoying his time away from home. We are thrilled to have met Amanda and will definitely be using her services in future.
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Amanda did a terrific job with my puppy, Lucky-Pie. It is very clear how much she and Philip love dogs. And Lucky had a terrific time.
Amanda sent me pictures and kept in touch so I wouldn't fuss about not being with my pup.
I can recommend her wholeheartedly.
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Amanda is wonderful. She took excellent care of our Lola. She sent me updates and pictures. We felt really good that Lola was in her care. We never worried about our dog's well being at all! We will definitely let her vacation at your house again. We highly recommend her!
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Amanda was awesome! She sent us pictures and a video, and we could tell she was taking great care of our dog, Cali. We will definitely contact her again!!
This was the first time we ever used this service and Amanda made it very easy and comforting. We met her at a local dog park and it went great she was on time and always accommodating. We dropped dixie off and instantly acted like she was at home. Amanda even sent us pictures while we were on vacation and you could tell dixie was having a great time. Amanda makes it very stressfree and worry free leaving your baby and being able to.enjoy your trip. She made everything so easy and she is very understanding, our flight was delayed coming home and we were worried about being on time to pick up dixie that night and she was so understanding and worked with us that night picking her up. I highly recommend Amanda and we will definitely be using her again.
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Amanda is AWESOME!
She kept my 2 dogs on short notice.
Amanda is like an old friend or a close relative. She welcomed my two with opened arms.
When we picked our dogs up (after a 2 day trip) our pups were happy and energetic. They were very well cared for.
If you need a pet setter ... Amanda is the one to turn to!
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Amanda was excellent with my Molly and the special requests I had. I felt very comfortable leaving her with Amanda for 9 days and Molly seemed very relaxed and content when I picked her up. Amanda was flexible and accommodating with drop-off and pickup. I will definitely book Amanda again when I need pet sitting!!
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Amanda was easy to work with and very accommodating on short notice. Thank you!
Amanda is fantastic. She came over to the house twice daily as she said she would. She cleaned up, fed, played with and looked after cats and dogs. She's very knowledgeable as a vet tech should be. All of our animals took an instant liking to her. And when we came home from our honeymoon everyone was happy healthy and excited. This was such a better experience than boarding could ever be. Thank you Amanda you are awesome!
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I first did a meet and greet with Amanda in a dog friendly park. Being an older single lady I was concerned to allow a stranger in my home but I knew that would be the best choice for my dogs. I discussed boarding at her home until I met her. She immediately won my confidence with her knowledge and caring heart. She was a blessing especially on such short notice. I highly recommend her services to anyone!
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