April's Home Away From Home Sitting

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April M.

3 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

April's Resident Pets

Penny Lane
Mixed Breed
Female
6 yr 4 mo old
Eli
Dachshund
Male
9 yr 9 mo old

April's Apartment

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Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About April

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We'll love your pets like our own!

While we are lucky enough to be able to take our dogs to the majority of the places we travel, we also know that it's not always realistic. We would love to extend our home to help those who have to leave their pets behind but don't want to board them in a facility.

We live in a two family home on a quiet cul-de-sac with a great little loop for walks. We occupy the first two floors of the house and have lovely upstairs neighbors that adore our dogs.

My husband works from home and I work for a small experiential marketing agency near by. I have a flexible schedule and between the two of us, there is almost always someone at home with the dogs.

Dogs are allowed to go wherever they like. We do not discourage them from furniture lounging (unless you want us to help reinforce a rule you have at home) or sleeping on our bed. We have multiple dog beds throughout the house and a couple of overflowing toy boxes we find our guests enjoy sorting through.

While we love all breeds, we find that our dogs get along best with other small and medium sized dogs. Given the layout of our home, we aren't able to properly accommodate large dogs at this time. We can, however, discuss arrangements with families on a case by case basis to see if a dog that falls on the borderline is a good fit.

Let us be your pets' Home Away From Home.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

April M.

3 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At April's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At April's Home
$44 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
3 Reviews
The best feeling when you go away is peace of mind. Your home is secure and your loved ones (that couldn’t travel with you) are being cared for by the best people. That is how we felt when we left our 12 year old German Sheppard with Alice and Dave. From the first pictures of our Jamsey happily nestled with their two little dogs we knew that this home was full of love and very responsible dog people.
We will definitely place our baby with these wonderful people (and dogs) again.
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We could not have been more comfortable and happy that April watched our dog while we were out of the country for two weeks. She is truly a dog lover and treated ours as a member of her own family. She sent us such thorough updates of how he was doing with fantastic stories from his stay. The photos of him laying all over her couches with her dogs made us realize that he really felt at home.

His first night there, naturally he had a bit of a tough time. He was not used to being away from our home. I really appreciated that April was honest with me about this and told me what she was doing to make sure he was comfortable. She so genuinely cared for him and his happiness.

We live in Maryland but have family in NY. Since our flight was out of NY for this trip we decided to leave our dog with April. In the future, for long trips we have decided that we will attempt to fly out of NY so that we can send our pup to his second home with April!
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April was awesome with our dog Murray. She was warm, and welcoming to our pup. She sent some great photos! We only left him with her for one day but are looking forward to having her watch him again in the future.