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Debra W.
Wantage, NJ 07461
85 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Debra's Resident Pets

Hersh
Poodle
Male
4 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles, Horses or other large farm animals

Debra's House

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

About Debra

42 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our passion & dedication to rescuing ,caring for & loving up our animals is what makes Vic & I unique.
Working from home allows the freedom to devote quality time with our animals.
Animal House property is 1.5 acres with 1 acre fenced in for animals to exercise & roam in a safe protected environment.
We are about green awareness therapeutic grade essential oils as a way of living for ourselves, animals, & our humble abode.
Peace & Laughter
Debra & Vic

Pet First Aid & Pet CPR Certified

dog boarding
daycare
walking
Pet Sitting

Drop off 8am - 11am
Pick up prior to 6:00
a daycare charge of $35.00 may be applied.
Daycare hours 8am.-6pm


Special Needs add $5.00 per day
Puppies add $5.00 per daycare
Puppies add $10.00 per night
Holiday rate $10.00 additional




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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
Debra W.
Wantage, NJ 07461
85 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 23, 2016

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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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 Debra's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Debra's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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85 Reviews
Finding Debra was a Godsend, we boarded one of our dogs with our vet last spring and the poor thing came home hoarse, I feel like she was simply housed there and howled all week. Debra's setting and home is so welcoming and dog friendly that we were very confident our two dogs would be well taken care of. She has a very dog friendly yard and personality and our dogs got plenty of exercise and TLC and Debra kept us updated on a regular basis with pictures and videos of their daily activities. When the vacay ended and we picked up our dogs they were so happy and well taken care of that we will definitely use Debra's service again and will also recommend her to all who ask. Thank you Debra for making us and our dogs feel like part of your family . Stanley






















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5 out of 5 stars! Deb's Animal House B&B is the next best thing to being home. Deb, husband Vic, and father Ed are animal lovers and it shows! This was our first time here, but Deb kept us well informed with daily texts, pics and videos. It was so comforting to know that our little ones were in a safe, loving home environment and that their needs were more than met. They treated them like their own.

Both of our dogs are rescues, and our male is afraid of strangers. However, he took to Vic immediately and seemed to remember him when we dropped them off. When we picked them up, he seemed well adjusted and couldn't get enough attention. Talk about a recommendation!

Thank you Deb, Vic, Ed and Hersh for making their stay such a pleasant one and taking such good care of them. Also, thank you Ed, for taking them under your wing, sharing your heart, and your bed!

-Mike and Sue
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First time I've had anyone outside of family or close friends take care of my dog, Baby. I'm so happy to say that Debra & Vic took her in as family and cared for her and loved her like she was their own dog!! Highly recommend :).
This place is awesome. Our dog enjoyed his stay which was evidenced by the fantastuc pictures the owner Debra sent us during Charlie's stay. The fenced in yard was more than ample and provided our pup with daily exercise while maintaining his saftey, No need for worry at Debra's as she keeps you updated with texts and pictures daily a comforting point of difference from a Kennel. Thanks Debra your a 10 star accommodation looking forward to future stays for our beloved pup Charlie XXXOOO.
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Just fantastic! Pippa loves being with there. Deb goes above and beyond to care for the dogs staying with her. Hands down the best!
Debra, Vic and Dad were so accomodating. Animal House B&B took Daisy on in a moment's notice (seriously less than a week) Daisy had never stayed with anyone besides family, usually without other dogs. Debra took the time to introduce her to the other dogs that were there. Soon Daisy was one of the pack. Daily pictures and videos truly put our family at ease the our furry baby was doing great!!! Daisy misses all her new friends and can't wait to go for another vacation. It was a great feeling knowing she was well taken care of and this allowed us to enjoy our vacation. 5 stars is not enough. Debra and her family loved our girl like their own!
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Bailey is my baby. Bailey is a Morkie so I was very anxious leaving him, but after speaking with Debra and her husband Vic, I was comfortable leaving him. Debra sent me pictures while I was away which I loved. I am so happy I found Debra and Vic they love animals and are wonderful people. They did everything they could to put me at ease. When I picked Bailey up he was calm and happy. I can't say enough good things, it was really a vacation for my Bailey.....thanks Debra
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This was my first time bringing my dog Lily to Animal House B & B, and it will definitely not be my last! Deb and Vic helped Lily feel right at home and truly showed her a vacation! I received daily updates of pictures from Deb to assure me of Lily's wonderful stay! I can't say enough about how comfortable Deb and Vic made me feel about their care for Lily while I was away. I will recommend them to everyone!
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I'm very picky on where to send my dog. I only want the best for her. I've tried other places and didn't like it because their was no free range running, no toys, and my dog came back with fleas.
Animal House B and B is pure ENJOYMENT! Absolutely love this place and can't wait until next week when my pup goes again. I felt good leaving her with Deb because I knew Bella was in good hands. She played, ran, and played more. I'm excited to know when I plan a week's vacation I can leave Bella here. The plus part, Deb sends you photos and videos of your puppy. Love that piece. I can't be with Bella every step of the way, but it's reassuring to know her sitter will still include me by sending photos/videos. Making appointments was smooth and she responds quickly. Will recommend to everyone I know. Thanks Deb for an excellent service!!
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Debra's care and kindness when hosting our two dogs while were away was nothing short of amazing. She treated them as if they were her own.

Updates while we were away was comforting, knowing they were in the best hands.

When we picked them up, it was clear they had a great time at their own vacation by their behavior. Debra came out to greet us and give every detail on their stay.

If I could, I would give Debra a 1,000 star rating!
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Koda had a great weekend with Debra, Vic and Hersh. He was exhausted for a few days after from playing and making new friends. I highly recommend Animal House B and B.
We had a wonderful experience with Deb and Vic. Both my family and our fur baby Theo felt so comfortable with them and totally loved the beautiful property they have set up for all their guests . We got daily updates on how he was doing and also saw photos and videos that were posted on their site . All in all a great visit. We would not hesitate to recommend them ... fully confident that our Theo was in good hands. And we also love Dad and Hersh!!!
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This was our first time away from our pets so we were concerned about how they would handle being in a new environment considering not being completely trained and being exposed to other dogs for the first time. Well, having our initial meeting with Debra at her amazing Doggy ranch and seeing our pups running all over her two acre fenced in property was all it took! We found our place! Not to mention Debra's amazing helpers who love your pets as much as you do (if not more) if that was possible! Her helpers are non other than her husband and Father who are equally amazing! They actually are sad to see your pets go as they become attached to them. If your looking for a place look no further.

Mike H
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I would highly recommend Debra. She was wonderful with my yorkie. She sent me updates everyday with my Roxie. I felt extremely comfortable leaving her there. There is no one else I would leave her with. They are great!
Maggie had a wonderful first experience at Debra's house!!! Debra is extremely knowledgable and very professional! She treats the dogs as if they are her own! Maggie especially liked her homemade, organi treats! I definitely plan on using her again and highly recommend her to anyone!!!
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I can't even begin to explain how happy we are with leaving our Cody boy for 9 days with Debra & Vic ! They are amazing pet sitters and such wonderful down to earth people. Love their setup , daily routine with all the doggys , and especially the pics and videos sent to me each day ! They took care of Cody like he was their own ! Will be booking again soon so Cody can enjoy another vacation with Deb and Vic and Hersh !
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We had never left our 5 year old doodles with someone other than family, so we were quite nervous. Debra and Vic were awesome. I especially loved the preview time we had together to talk about our concerns. Another great feature was the daily updates, and their willingness to keep us updated with messages and pictures which we looked forward to everyday. All of this helped us to enjoy our vacation and know the dogs were having a great time in the fabulous yard, as well as being loved and cared for. I can't say enough what a relief it is for us to have found another source to care for our pets other than family. I am already planning a repeat visit to their home as we travel to a wedding early next year. Thank you Debra and Vic for offering this wonderful dog care in your home.
The Sorensens
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Would definitely use and recommend Deb & Vic again!
Our pup was so well taken care of with Debra and Vic while we were away. We were nervous to leave our puppy alone for the first time, but he could not have been in better hands. Plenty of room to run, socialize, and play. He was taken into their home and treated as if he were a part of their family. Debra goes above and beyond to make sure that your dog stays on their regular routine and schedules. Our dog even slept in her bedroom because that's where he sleeps at home! She sends daily updates of pictures and videos, which are great! We couldn't have asked for any more! We strongly recommend Debra without any hesitation.
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Great accommodations ,caring and friendly owners .If my dog could talk I am sure he would say he had a great time . JCS ---STAY FROM 6/22/16 UNTIL 7/08/16
Thank you so much for welcoming Hunter into your home. My thoughts are he had a wonderful time socializing with everyone.
Thank you for the daily updates & photos. It made my time away from him enjoyable knowing he was well cared for! Till next time!!
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My dog is so happy to spend his vacation with Debra. She sends the most beautiful photos of Winston on his own and with other dogs. I'm delighted to have Debra and her family in my life and Winstons. Winston gets lots of love. I'm grateful because I don't have to worry
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We missed our dog so much while we were away, but we knew she was in great company. She came home exhausted! The pics Debbie sent were great and very much appreciated. We will definitely be in touch next time we travel. Thanks for the great care.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Debra and Vic . They just watched our two dogs for a couple days on our wedding weekend. I have never left them with anyone but family before, but since they would all be at the wedding we took a chance and I'm so glad we did. Debra and Vic were awesome they sent us pictures and video everyday of our babies and treated them like their own dogs. My pups were so happy , my Jack Russel didn't want to leave! They were also so kind that they had a wedding card and a framed picture of our dogs and their pup Hersh hanging out together!! They can administer meds and were on top of my dogs allergy medication, we both suffer lol. If you are reading this because you are considering using Animal House B and B , just go ahead and book it, you will not be disappointed!
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Absolutely wonderful experience! Debra and Victor are top notch and extremely easy to work with. We got pictures and videos the entire time, which really put us at ease knowing that our dog was well taken care of. After picking him up, he did nothing but sleep the entire day...that is one happy pup!
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Highly recommend! Debra and Vic took such wonderful care of our 2 pups, one being a 14 year old Greyhound. We were beyond pleased with their care and attention. They sent us pictures and updates every day. We felt so relieved having them there. They enjoyed the large yard and outdoors in a beautiful setting. The anxiety and stress that we normally have when we kennel them just melted away. It is such a good feeling to know they are loved, exercised and cared for when you are away!
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Debra is absolutely fantastic! I received pictures and videos everyday with updates on my pup and how he was going. Made my vacation that much better knowing and seeing what wonderful care he was receiving. Your pup will be in great hands with Debra!
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We cannot say enough good things about Deb and Vic and how welcoming they remain to Maizey, our vizsla. We consistently recommend them to all of our friends and everyone comes away with the same sense of awe as to how well their dog was treated in Deb and Vic's care. Maizey feels truly at home in their house and it is so comforting to receive all of the texts and photos while we are away. Leaving your pup at Animal House B&B will ease your worries while you are away because your dog will be left in a truly loving home.
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Jax just loves going to Deb and Vics, he feels right at home with them and their dog. Feel so comfortable leaving my baby with them,when I have to go away.
We left our two dogs (pit/boxer mix and mini schnauzer) with Debra and Vic from Friday-Monday and they clearly had a great time.
Debra sent pictures and texts every day which was much appreciated and even sent pictures of where they reinforced the fence so my 12.5 mini couldn't squeeze under!
They came home exhausted and happy - Hersh is an excellent doggy host and we will def be booking there again!!
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Debra and Vic what a gem of a find you both were!
You made going away on our holiday so easy with no stress and feeling confident knowing that Bud was in good capable hands. You are both very professional, anyone who visits you can see that you provide a fun loving environment for all your doggie guests and you go the the extra mile of giving a lot of love and cuddles whenever needed. The daily videos, texts and photographs showed us that Bud was having the best doggie vacation ever!!
Thank you both so very much, Bud will definitely be returning sometime soon!!

Bridget & Bud xx
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Hello! Just used Debra's service for the first time. Left my 1year old lab mix with her and her husband. They were great and Bella had a ball! The initial meeting of the dogs was a bit stressful but she knows how to guide them safely through that. Once the dogs settled in they became friends! She sent me pics each day and kept me informed! Beautiful job...genuine love of animals shows through. Thx Deb and Vic
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What an absolute relief to connect with Debra, Vic and Hersh! Our 1 yr old Wheaten had a fun-filled vacation when they hosted him when we were out of town. And we did not have to worry at all about him. The photos and videos Debra sent were eagerly awaited and they all showed him having a total blast. Debra was an absolute delight to work with. Her attention to detail and willingness to work with us as our plans went on an unintentional roller-coaster were much appreciated.
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This was the first time we needed to send out 1 year old pet (daughter/sibling) to stay with someone while we were away. We were naturally hesitant, but we received a very sincere and positive recommendation from a friend. Debra W. far exceeded our expectations. First of all, her home is very dog friendly and her yard is a dog's heaven. We have a vizsla who needs plenty of exercise and Debra has the perfect set up. Perhaps you can find this set of criteria with other sitters, but what makes Debra so special is Debra herself as well as husband Vic. These two wonderful people love animals and took care of our dog like their own. They sent up photos and videos and our dog was always engaged and/or nestled in Debra's lap. Zoe returned from her stay, exhausted and relaxed. We are so happy that we have found Debra and will be very comfortable leaving Zoe with her in the near future. With much appreciation, Maria
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I would like to thank Debra and Vic on my dog MIah and her recent stay at her home. MIah had a wonderful and a 5 star stay this past weekend. Debra is just a kind and wonderful person and my pup MIah did want to come home but wanted to stay another nite. I would highly recommend using Debra and her services. I am very pleased and already booked another stay with her.
Denis and Karen Osellame
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Debra, Vick, and their dog Hershey are the best. I also wanted to mention how Hershey is so gentle and gets along so great with our mini golden doodle Jovi. Such a positive experience.
My husband and I are so happy that we found the perfect place to leave our pup when we are away. Debra is so sweet and took such great care of our dog. She sends daily updates and pictures so we always know how our pup is doing. She treated our dog like she was her own. Her dog Hershey is also so sweet and gets along so well with our dog. It is so nice to be able to go away and not have to worry about our dog since she was so well taken care of. I will continue to use Debra every time we need a dog sitter. Our dog had such a great time with them. I can't say enough about the quality of service she provides. Thanks again and Jovi is looking forward to her next Vacay!
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Debra, Vic and Hersh were fantastic with my Bichon, Luke! I dropped of Luke for an overnight stay on 2/7/16 to see how Luke would do.....nevertheless Luke did fantastic considering he's a "mamma's boy" and can't live without me! Deb sent me photos and videos of Luke playing outside with Hersh; apparently Luke did cry for me when he realized I left, so Deb immediately took him outside to play to get his mind on other things! I am definitely going to have Luke stay with Deb, Vic and Hersh again! Deb and Vic are fantastic people and they definitely take care of all the pets like they were their own. I am so happy that my friend recommended them to me!
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I cannot aptly express how thankful I am to have found Debra and Animal House. I've been looking for a long time to find an appropriate kennel alternative for our eight-year-old German Shepherd, Kojak, and I am thrilled to say I found it with Debra, her dog Hersh and their accommodations. Debra, her husband, her dad and Hersh treated Kojak like one of the family, and I am very grateful to have found a home-away-from-home for Kojak. Debra was caring and attentive both during and after Kojak's stay, and I felt strongly that Kojak felt loved and attended to--making me feel that I had actually given him a vacation while we were away. It was what I wanted for Kojak and even more, and I feel great knowing he will have a safe, fun and loving vacation environment to return to in the future. A big thank you to Debra, your husband and dad and to that curly-coated sweetheart, Hersh!!! ❤️
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I went to meet Debra a couple of months before my trip and told her I was so nervous about leaving my 10 month old puppy. Debra showed me her fenced in property which is like a dog park and reassured me my Winston would be fine.
On the drop off day I was still uneasy , but Debra and Vic went over their safety measures to assure me that no dog would escape their house and I felt better. A couple of hours had passed and I received my first picture and message from Debra and it continued throughout my 8 day trip. Receiving several picture messages and/or videos a day made me feel more relaxed knowing he was doing well.

I would highly recommend Debra and Vic !!!
Thanks Again !!
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Mika had a wonderful time during her week long stay. Deb took great care of Mika, and made sure to send dozens of photos while we were away to keep us connected and worry free. I am so happy to have found a reliable, trustworthy, and clean facility to bring our dog when we go away. Thank you!
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We were dreading leaving our pups while we went away on vacation since we had always left them with my mom in the past. She couldn't take them this time so we brought them to Debra. She sent us videos and photos which we loved getting everyday. We know we spoil our dogs too much (no kids so they are our hearts) so we weren't sure if they would get the same spoiling but Debra proved her and her hubby treat them like their own and went above and beyond. Very thankful for them and glad we got to enjoy our vacay knowing our little loves were well taken care of!!
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Deb was amazing with my pups! I have 2 sibling boxer mixes who are almost 2, and they are my babies. We met with Deb, Vic and Hershey a couple of times before our trip, and my nervousness diminished. Once we left our babies with Deb for our trip I had a picture almost immediately. I loved the pictures and videos I got daily:). The pups loved it there! I would recommend Deb and Vic highly. Now I have a wonderful place for my pups for my next vacation!
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My dog Winston had the best time of his life. He made doggie friends and added Debra and her family to his family. I can't imagine Winston vacationing any place else. I'm thrilled to have found them.

In addition, Debra kept me informed of how he was doing with great photos. I knew how he was at all times.

Thank you to Debra and her family for the fun they gave Winston and the peace of mind they gave me

Pam holtzman
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Joey's overnight stay with Deb and Vic could not have gone any better. When we arrived there was another guest dog in addition to her own dog and she did a tremendous job introducing them all and lessening our anxiety. She sent us a number of text messages and pictures throughout the day and the following morning. Her large fenced in back yard is perfect for our dog to run. Deb is not only compassionate about caring for dogs but for their safety. We highly recommend her services for both day care and over night stays.
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After meeting with Debra & Vic and seeing their home and huge back yard, we felt very comfortable leaving our dog, Cody, in their care. He got lots of exercise and had a great time playing with their dog Hersh. Cody was exhausted for the next day or so when he returned home. Would definitely recommend Debra's services to others!!

Donna, Cody's Mom
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We are extremely pleased with Huck's stay with Deb and Vic last week! He has so much personal attention that we were afraid he wouldn't want to come home with us! :) Did Huck have a good time? He had the best time! He is still recovering from all the fresh air and running around outside. We really appreciated Deb's attention to details and her abilitiy to meet the needs of our dog. It was a great experience!
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My dog had a great time. It is a fabulous, safe place for dogs. They have some much fun playing outside, my dog never wanted to come in. Debra is very caring, you can just tell that from her when you first meet her. My dog gets a little nervous when he is away from me , but he ate everyday and just had a wonderful time, he did not want to come inside when I got there to pick him up. Debra sends videos and pix all day, so you see what your dog is doing and it is very entertaining to see them all playing. He is going back when I go on my big cruise.
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My Molly had a wonderful time!!! I never worry when she is with Deborah. I get pictures of her playing in the great big yard and updates on her day. So glad to have found this wonderful place and wonderful people for Molly.
I cannot say enough about how appreciative I am by having the opportunity to leave my beloved dogs with Deb and Vic. I do not have children and therefore my dogs are my children. To say I wanted the very best of care is an understatement. I found that with Deb and Vic. They took my dogs into their home and loved and cared for them as their own. They stayed in close contact with me everyday and sent many pictures and videos so I could see all the activities the dogs enjoyed all day, everyday. I have had family offer to watch my dogs and have declined those offers because I wanted the quality experience Deb and Vic give to the animals they care for. This quality care allows me to enjoy every second of my vacations because I know the dogs are not just looked after, but also loved and played with plenty of affection. This is third time I left my dogs with Deb and Vic and I would every time. They are amazing people and great with animals. I recommend them very highly!!! If you live your animals, leave them with Deb and Vic!!!
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Debra is so awesome, made our pup feel right at home! We will definitely be using her again in the future when we go out of town. Our pup even slept on their bed like he does at home.❤️
Susie always stayed at a kennel where I knew she was safe and well cared for. However, she never seemed happy when I picked her up and always lost weight. I decided to do an online search for other options, and that's when I became aware of DogVacay. The Animal B & B stood out to me due to it's numerous excellent ratings, the large fenced back yard, and the qualifications of Debra and Vic. Still it was difficult considering leaving our little girl with complete strangers. Debra answered any questions I had, and there were many. She listened to concerns I expressed, and was very reassuring to this overprotective mommy. When we did the "meet and greet" visit, I felt more reassured that Susie would not only receive very good care, but would receive all the attention and spoiling that she was accustomed to. Susie loved having an acre of lawn to play on and made friends with other pups. Hershey, the resident pooch, was more than a gentleman, letting Susie sleep on his bed, while he slept on the floor. (That's when she wasn't in bed with Debra and Vic!) We weren't sure she'd want to come home with us again, but she did. Not only did Susie not lose weight during her stay, she actually gained a pound. I would not hesitate to use Debra and Vic in the future. I just wish I'd found them sooner.
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My girls, Savannah and Haley, have never been kept anywhere other than a B and B at my vets. At the meet and greet I knew this would be perfect. The girls were treated as one of the family. I got daily pics, emails and texts from Debra and the girls had a wonderful time and great care. I recommended this place to friends before I left on my trip and even more so after my trip knowing the care they received. They will definitely be seeing Debra and Vic again.
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Deb and Vic are excellent. Our boys were with them for a week and had a blast.
Debra and Vic were absolutely wonderful. From the minute I met them at the meet and greet, I knew Daisy would be comfortable and well taken care of, which allowed me to be relaxed and have a great time while I was away. I loved the text updates and pictures that Debra sent everyday. I truly knew Daisy was in the great hands. I would definitely recommend Debra and Vic and I can't wait to bring Daisy back again. They were awesome!
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This was our first experience with Dogvacay. I'm so happy with our host. Deb arranged for a meet and greet and I knew immediately this was where our dog would stay while we were away. Bruno is a Yorkie mix that's a little over a year and was a rescue that we have had for 8 months. I received daily photos and videos of Bruno playing. I can honestly say I was never worried about him because I knew he was being well taken care of. Upon our return from vacation and a few days after picking up Bruno, Deb and I had daily communication because Bruno was so tired and was smitten with another dog that was in her care that he missed terribly. This passed after several days, but it was so nice to have Deb's input. I look forward to planning our next vacation knowing he will be with Deb.
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Our Abby spent a week with Debra & Vic and came home happy and healthy, just what we had hoped for. They treated her as family. It 's great to know that quality pet care is available close to home.

Thank you again Debra & Vic for caring for our sweet little Abby. We plan to use your services in the future and would highly recommended you to friends and family :)
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Deb and Vic are amazing. They have a wonderful home and yard. We are so happy to have found someone to take care of our babies when we go away.
Our dog had never slept away from home before- Debra was so patient and helpful in making us all feel comfortable. We looked forward to her video updates and frequent reassurances that all was well:)
There aren't enough stars for Debra and Vic! This was our dog Hooper's first stay with them but boy it certainly won't be the last! They are absolutely amazing! I had a pit in my stomach for weeks leading up to vacation because our usual sitter wasn't available.
Debra took the time to text us updates daily with pictures to let us know how Hooper was doing. They treated him like one of the family! Thank you Debra and Vic!
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We left our three dogs with Debra this time. They could not have been better taken care of. Debra sends pictures of what they are doing and answer any questions you have concerning the dogs. I think they had a fabulous vacation while we attended our sons wedding. We have not boarded our dogs very much over the years because we did not want them put in cages. With Debra you do not have to worry about that because they are treated just like they are home. Thanks to Debra and Vic
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Debra and Vic treat the dogs like they are their own. No cages unless you want them, the run of the house, a great yard for them to run around in. I did not have to worry at all. They had a great vacation.
Debra is a terrific dog sitter, and we are so glad to have found her! We received updates, pictures, and video throughout the day of our pups. Thank you for a wonderful first experience and taking care of our girls!
Deb and her family were outstanding! She sent pictures and updates every day and made us feel comfortable and relived with the level of care. Deb and her family are completely dedicated to the dogs they care for and I'm so thrilled we found them. Now we can rest easy when traveling knowing our dog is in safe, secure and loving environment.
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I didn't think that anything could top Sami's first visit with Debra, but her second stay actually did! Sami absolutely loved having the time to play with other dogs and seemed so sad to leave her new friends. Getting frequent updates was a bonus to knowing she was getting played with, as well as receiving all the love and affection she receives when she is at home. I'm going to have to make it a point to go away more often so Sami has more time with her dear friend, Hersh, (Deb and Vic's own dog) and the others that may be staying there as well. I highly recommend these wonderful people to take care of your pup!
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Debra and Vic came highly recommended from Maizey's owner Katie so I decided to setup a meet and greet with my dog Maddie a pitbull mix. Maddie felt immediately comfortable with Debra and Vic and of course loved the huge open backyard space so I ended up booking her stay that day.

Maddie recently completed her stay there for a number of days and of course I was nervous to leave her for an extended period since I never left her for a night before. I was immediately put at ease with the pictures and text messages I received providing updates of her stay. She looked like she was having so much fun from doing her swan dives into the pool, running full speed with the other dogs, and lounging on the deck in the sun. The only worry I had was that she would no longer want to come back to NYC.

They treated her as their own and Maddie felt right at home with her new friend Hersh. She even ended up sleeping in their bed at night!! We are both spoiled now that we have Debra and Vic! I already booked her next stay there and I'm sure if Maddie could countdown the days until that visit she would. :). I can't recommend a better place for a dog to stay - thanks so much for taking care of my little nugget.
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Our Golden, Louie, enjoyed his stay with Debra, Vic, Herch and other guests. Debra and Vic immediately put me and Louie at ease, when we went for the meet and greet. I knew that Louie was going to be in good hands. We received daily photos and updates on how he was doing. There is plenty of room to run around. He slept right at the side of the bed, just like he does at home! When we picked Louie up, he was happy to see us, but I am not sure he really wanted to leave. He will definitely go for another visit.
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Had a great experience! After only having family watch sassy it was always very hard to find someone I can trust but had no problem trusting deb and Vic! Now we have a home away from home for sassy! Not only that now she is good with other dogs!
Our dog, Trixie, spent a week with Debra and Vic. We are comfortable leaving Trixie there because they treat the dogs as if they are their own. The large fenced in yard has plenty of space for Trixie to run and play... she came home tired and happy. We are so glad we found them! It is a relief to know that my dog is being cared for and treated so well. I always felt so guilty putting my dog in a kennel in the past... but, that is not the case at Deb and Vic's house... I know Trixie is being treated like family while she is there. This is exactly what I wanted for my dog.
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I'm so happy I found these wonderfull dog loving people to care for my little dog. First off they responded right away which was great since I had last minute plans to make. Upon meeting Deb and her family I could tell my dogs well-being was of top priority to them. They have a wonderful yard and I was very happy to see a good fence around it since I have a small dog. After the drop off they kept me well updated with video and pictures daily to ease my mind from being away from my pup. I am very pleased and will be using their services again in the future. Thank you again for your great hospitality to my baby girl.
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My 8yr old Molly spent her first weekend with Debra and she must have had a grand time. She came home happy and tired!!! Debra's home and hugh yard are wonderfully dog friendly and beautiful. Debra took very good care of Molly and sent me pictures and emails to let me know that Molly was having a ball. Debra is a very tuned in and sensitive person with a wealth of doggie knowledge. I cannot say enough to express my gratitude and thankfulness for having found Animal House B & B.
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Deb and Vic are awesome! This is our dogs second visit and Deb and Vic go above and beyond to make our senile old lady happy and comfortable. She came home very relaxed. I'm so grateful to them for all they do.
Deb and Vic were awesome from the first time meeting to the meet n greet then drop off and pick up. I cant say enough about how good it felt knowing they were in great hands while we were away. We were sent pictures or video of our girls Claire (yellow lab) and gracie (boston terrier) every day. This made our trip much more relaxing knowing they were on vacation too. They have a fenced in yard for them to run and play. Toys and pools n sprinklers which my dogs love. They made them feel right at home. The day we dropped off our girls my boston had a bleed from clipping nails too short. I thought it had stopped when on our way we noticed it bleeding again. Vic n deb were aware of this before coming, Vic grabbed her right away and took care of her nail. He was amazing! They both knew what to do and handled the situation better then most vets. After I left Deb kept in contact with me during our travels til the nail stopped bleeding. I cant say enough about how wonderful they are and what a great experience for all of us. My husband n children are extremely picky with who cares for our dogs. Deb n Vic made our decision easy. I will definitely be using them again.
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Debra and Vic are wonderful! They took such great care of our elderly dachshund who is a handful in her old age. She has her issues and they did everything and more to accommodate her and make her feel comfortable in their home. I am so grateful for their kindness, caring and love of animals. Truly wonderful! I highly recommend them.
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Brenda M.
Deb and Vic are awesome and are real animal lovers! If you need peace of mind when you are away, go here! If you are looking for an alternative to a kennel, go here! If you are looking for the best possible care for your special family member, go here! They are the best and my dog Jax loves it there!
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Our Labradoodle, Sami, had the time of her life at Deb & Vic's. She and Hersh were fast friends, and we could take our trip knowing that our girl was in the hands of a couple that would treat our dog better than royalty, but like a member of their own family. Sami was in no hurry to leave her new friends, and now we can plan a future trip with the security of knowing that Sami will be taken care of in a loving home, and will get all of the warmth and attention we would give her, if not more. Deb and Vic are treasures!
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I can't even put into words how happy this service and Debra and her family made me. Debra was the perfect host for our dog. She kept me updated each day, treated her like her own and loved her like a part of the family. I won't send her anywhere else when we travel now...we have been spoiled!
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If I could give Deb and Vic 5 more stars, I would. They took such amazing care of Maizey, our 1 year old Vizsla, that 5 stars does not seem like enough. We received updates everyday about how Maizey was doing and Deb always included a few pictures of Maizey playing in their large yard. These photos were such a welcome treat as we had never left Maizey for more than a night or two. Even when our travel plans got a bit messy at the end of our vacation, Deb and Vic worked with us without a single issue. Maizey came home happy, healthy, tired, and stress-free. In fact, Deb even called to make sure she was acclimating well back at home, which was so sweet. We cannot recommend a better place to have your dog stay. Here, they will be loved just like a family member without question. Thank you SO MUCH Deb and Vic!
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Debra and Vic are marvelous with our dog Didy. Didy comes back refreshed, happy and healthy each and every time. It gives my husband and myself such peace of mind knowing he is in a happy safe place. Deb sent me pics while I was gone and it let me feel closer to Didy even on vacation. Love them!!!!
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Debra and Vic were great, obvious dog lovers and super friendly. Penny had a great time. We could tell she was happier than when she was staying at the bigger daycares. We will definitely be using them again!
Our "baby" did great staying at Debras! Debra kept us in the loop with our dog's activities, sent pics too, while we were on vacation. It helped us relax knowing our pup was in such good hands. Our dog loved Debra and her husband, and really enjoyed the extended fenced in yard, and all the play time. We will use them again for sure, and would recommend them to anyone in search of a warm, safe place for their pet.
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Misty, my four year old lab, is my empty nest dog and most loyal companion. She was rescued from a puppy mill, so kennels bring back really bad memories for her. It usually takes her a week or two to recover from being boarded in one.
Then I found Debra & Vic.
To say that they are the most compassionate animal lovers is an understatement. They took such great care of Misty, as if she were their own.
I actually enjoyed my vacation this year, instead of spending part of it worrying about Misty.
Debra and Vic are now like Misty's second caretakers and I couldn't be more grateful.
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Anyone that knows me, knows that there is nothing too good for my animals. My animals are my children and their care and happiness is my top priority. I can't say enough how wonderful my dogs experience was for the week they stayed at Animal House. Deb and Vic were amazing with the dogs. They are true natural animal lovers and they truly understand how to nurture a wonderful relationship with animals. They made my dogs feel safe, secure and loved right away and gave them plenty of attention and affection for their entire stay. I recieved pics of them playing in the yard every day and Deb stayed in constant touch with me so I was always updated on how the dogs were doing. I would recommend Deb and Vic at Animal house very highly. My dogs had a wonderful time and that gave me a lot of peace to enjoy my trip.
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Didy and I both had a positive first time experience with Debra and Vic. Debra even sent me pics of our pup when he stayed there. House and yard are impeccable! We will be using them again shortly for a longer stay.
My dog Buddy had the best time with Debra and Vic.They took excellent care of him and treated him with much love and care.He had a great time chasing balls in their huge fenced in backyard and splashing in the kiddie pool they filled for him everyday.Debra sent numerous pictures everyday of Buddy having fun.Buddy came home as happy and clean as when I dropped him off.I would recommend Debra to anyone looking for a safe and loving place to bring their pet for a true vacation!
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