Ann's Capitol Hill Bed & Bichon

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Ann M.

22 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Ann's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
8 yr 1 mo old

Ann's Townhome

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ann

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My 7 year-old rescued Bichon, Talcum, and I, along with the occasional fostered Bichon, will host your dog in my Capitol Hill Home. I am retired, and Talcum and I enjoy three walks a day in our very dog-friendly neighborhood near Union Station, H Street NE, and Stanton Park. Returning guests welcome at 2016 rates.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Ann M.

22 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


Background Checked
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Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ann's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 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
22 Reviews
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Ann has a 5 year old Bichon, works with rescues and is very experienced caring for dogs.

She has a lovely house on Capitol Hill and since she is retired, she has a lot of time to spend with the pups. The neighborhood is great for dog walks too!

I am glad to have met Ann and highly recommend her to take care of your pet!
Ann's Bed & Bichon is the Ritz Carlton of the dog world, and my dog Fozzie loves spending time with charming hosts Ann and Talcum. Fozzie particularly appreciates that Ann sends photos to his mom and dad because it's hard to take selfies when your arms are only 8" long and you have no thumbs. If he can't be at home, Ann's B&B is the only place Fozzie wants to be!
Once again, Ann was awesome! Willow did not want to leave!
My bichon had a happy 5 night stay with Ann and Talc. And we had a great vacation too because I knew he was well taken care of, loved and pampered just like at home. We will definitely call Ann again for a future reservation.
Another happy experience for Mugsy. One great thing about staying with Ann is having at least one canine playmate.
Mugsy's long weekend with Ann and Talcum was a great success. He and Talc (and Ann, too) are now good buddies.
As always, Mugsy loves visiting Ann, Talcum, and their other guest pooches. Now he stops at their house each time we walk by.
Ann was awesome! I was anxious about leaving our puppy for the first time, but Ann was so loving and attentive. She sent photos and texts to let me know how Coco was doing. Coco had a great time and enjoyed the company of Ann's sweet Bichon "Talcum." We will use Ann again in the future. Highly recommend!
Ann is awesome! She took such good care of Julius while I was away. Would book again in a heartbeat
Ann was great! Scheduling pickup and drop off was easy, and she was flexible and accommodating when our flight back into town was delayed. Most importantly, it was clear that our dog had a great time. When she came home, she seemed exactly like herself - not at all stressed. It's clear that Ann is very doting and loves dogs so much. We will definitely try to book with her again.
Mugsy had a daytime visit with Ann, Talcum, and guest dog Huckleberry. He had much more fun than if he had stayed home alone while we were out for a day trip.
Ann is amazing with our Bichon, Poco! He loves being with her and Talcum. She definitely gives him equal attention as her own dog and makes him feel right at home, from the moment he walks in the door. We get lots of photos and updates while we are gone, so we never have to worry about our little guy. I am pretty sure he likes it there more than he does at home!
Ann was just terrific with my pair of Westies! She, along with her pup Talc and another guest pup, Louie, had a great two days.

My Charlie, who is still a puppy needed some special attention - "private" dining and lots of time outside and Ann was wonderful keeping up with him.

I highly recommend Ann and Talc as your pup's hosts!
Ann is a great sitter and easy to work with! I felt very comfortable leaving my dog, Louis in her care. Her dog, Talcum is also a very sweet and playful. Ann was very attentive to Louis and his needs while she was sitting other dogs. I would re-book Ann for future vacations.
Ann was fantastic to work with, from booking all the way through pick-up! Both she and Talcum were very welcoming to my dog Huck, and he was well-taken care of! Definitely will re-book with Ann!
Ann was great! Extremely quick to reply with a friendly Bichon and a cute townhouse with a small yard in back. Our Aussie mix had a wonderful time - we'd happily recommend Ann and look forward to booking with her again!
Ann was great with our dog. She is a sweet person who really loves dogs! She sent us texts and pictures while he was there and took the dogs for three walks a day. Our dog, a cockapoo, was well-cared for, and he came home happy!
Leaving our dog with Ann was a good experience. She was thorough--asking good questions and getting paperwork to ensure she knew what was needed. She was flexible with scheduling meet and greet as well as drop off/pick up. It was nice to get a meet and greet arranged because once we saw that our dog got along with hers and our dog felt comfortable in Ann's home, we felt good about the situation while we were gone. Ann gave an update and a picture while we were away for the weekend. She also had our dog's things packed and ready to go for pick up. She even preemptively put our dogbed in a bag for us because it was raining--very thoughtful!
Anne is a great person who genuinely loves dogs. I am very hinky about leaving my dog with anyone, but I feel secure when Joli is with Anne.
Mugsy had a great visit with Ann and Talcum. He usually has a little separation anxiety, but Ann has a calming presence and helped him fit right in to the daily routine. Talcum is very friendly to visiting pooches, sharing his toys and beds.
Ann was great - flexible about time for drop off and pick up, well equipped with dog toys for her dog to share with mine! My dog seemed very comfortable when I picked her up at the end of the weekend.
Ann was great with my dog Rontu. We had some difficulty getting him dropped off and he was pretty traumatized in the process, but once he got to her she was able to calm him down and help him feel relaxed and settled. She sent updates during the week with some photos. which helped to put us at ease. This was the longest Rontu has ever stayed with anyone else, and he's usually very anxious about change, but when we picked him up he was remarkably relaxed and happy. Thanks, Ann!
Ann was a very conscientious and caring host. I plan to have my dog stay with her again. Ronna
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