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Sheri U.

102 Reviews
47 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Sheri's Resident Pets

Roxy
Chihuahua
Female
11 yr 6 mo old
Phoebe
Golden Retriever
Female
9 yr 5 mo old
Chandler
Golden Retriever
Male
8 yr 10 mo old

Sheri's House

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

About Sheri

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dog loving retired couple on nearly 5 acres in the heart of Oregon wine country! Three friendly senior dogs of our own and lots of room to roam, providing plenty of opportunity for exercise and companionship. Fully fenced property with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. We've never met a dog we didn't like and eagerly look forward to meeting yours!

In addition to overnight boarding, we also offer doggy daycare - complete with a photo gallery of your pup's play day!

Please ask for our FAQ (completed 2/2016) at the Meet-n-Greet which, hopefully, addresses our clients needs, providing detailed responses to some of the most common questions we receive.

Our dogs:

Roxy — "Rox" was a foundling, left on our daughter's doorstep. When her roommate decided that a dog was "too much to take care of," Roxy became a member of our puppy pride. She's a mix of (ambitious) Chihuahua and (surprised) English Setter, and is the diva of our happy home.

Phoebe — "Feebs" is our only confirmed purebred dog, a Golden Retriever we acquired from a breeder at 8 weeks. She is such a sweet and friendly girl. Phoebe suffers from epileptic seizures, but medication controls both the frequency and severity of her episodes.

Chandler — "Chan-Man" is one of our "failed foster" pups. He is a dog we were only supposed to have for a few weeks until adoption. Within 10 minutes, he and Phoebe were so "copasetic" that she was able to lie next to him with her head on his neck. He's the most agreeable dog we've ever known, and bonds well with other pups almost immediately.

We are passionate about animals and have fostered several dogs over the years, volunteered at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah and participated in the Oregon Zoo Guide program.

We know you're concerned about your "furbaby" when you are away, and we pledge to provide a safe and happy home-away-from-home. We will furnish photo status, throughout your pup's stay.

Thank you for considering us for your pet care...we hope to hear from you soon!

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*We are requesting that all vacation arrivals are between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and departures are between 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., or a daycare rate may apply. Please include your drop off and pick up times in your booking request*

*Sorry but we no longer accept un-neutered male dogs*

*We commit to almost full time supervision, with the exception of church and/or an occasional errand*

*If our calendar appears either 'booked' or 'unavailable', please contact us for a conversation. Booked days may have dogs departing early that day and a space may be available. Unavailable days may be flexible vacation days which we can shift left or right*
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Sheri U.

102 Reviews
47 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sheri's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sheri's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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102 Reviews
What a wonderful experience! We dropped off our dog with Sheri so that we could enjoy a weekend of wine tasting in one of the most amazing wine-growing regions in the world. Our dog, Buddy, had as much fun as we did while staying with Sheri and her husband. They treated him like one of their own. Sheri sent us pictures of Buddy exploring the property and playing with the other dogs and, of course, relaxing in their house afterwards. They were so gracious and friendly. Thank you!!
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First time for our Gemma to overnight at a strangers location and we could not have been more pleased with the stay as was Gemma. Very professional and thorough at the meet and greet. The amazing part was the photos and descriptive narrative of Gemma's activities during her stay. We will return Gemma for more and much longer stays and highly recommend Sheri and Stan!
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My dog Louie loves to come and see Sheri and Stan so much that he dances in the car as we drive up their street! He has so much fun running around their beautiful property and enjoys their resident dogs and visitors. Sheri and Stan have not only made him feel loved and special, they have trained him manors, helped him learn to socialize, taught him fetch, and so much more. They have a home full of love!
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I was really pleased having Enzo at Arbor Groove Kennel. Sheri and Stan made his visit very stress free. It was great to have email updates and photos of Enzo's stay along with the other dogs. Thanks again Sheri and Stan.
Sheri sent pictures almost daily of our dog Cinnamon which was awesome! It helped us relax more during a vacation (which is rare that she doesn't participate) that didn't include her. While Cinnamon had the jitters and a couple of episodes of throwing up, they kept us posted and not only asked for guidance, but open to making changes in her care. We truly appreciated that and after a checkup with the Vet upon return, we are back to normal. Cinnamon is back to her old self and happy to be home. Thanks to Sheri and Stan for loving care of our precious Cinnamon!
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Ace must have had a great time at Sheri and Stan's. He is pleased to be home with us but not as agitated and exhausted as he has been after being boarded in other places in the past. We loved getting the photos and comments from Sheri during our trip. Their facility provides lots of space for a big dog to get exercise and stimulation. Now we are going to be able to vacation guilt free, knowing that Ace is vacationing with human and canine friends !
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Sheri and Stan are awesome hosts! Toby was made to feel very welcome during the meet and greet and through his entire stay. This was exactly the situation we were looking for, a place where our dog could go and stay at someone's house, not a kennel. He was allowed on the furniture and slept on the bed! He had a medical issue during his stay and Sheri took him to her vet. Her decision making was spot on what we expected. She had him treated, but when the vet wanted to anesthetize him for further treatment, she told them to hold off, because she could not reach us. It was not life or death, so we are very grateful for the extra time and care taken. She communicated with us as much as possible, (we were unreachable for a period of time and she tried texting as well as email to ensure she reached us) even sent daily pics! At the end of his stay she sent home a written recap and said he was welcome back, even with all his problems!

All in all it was an extremely "pawsitive" experience and we highly recommend them!
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I just picked up our big old Great Pyrenees, and I could tell he had loved every minute of Sheri and Stan's devoted attention, as well as the huge area to roam around in. I so appreciated the daily photos and updates Sheri sent while I was away, and I could see he had every luxury he could hope for! It makes my time away so much more enjoyable when I know my best buddy is enjoying his vacation, too! He's going back next week!
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What a place!!! Gracie (Giant Schnauzer) and Benson (huge Labradoodle) just spent 3 of the greatest days of their lives with Sheri and Stan. They played constantly and had lots of loving! The daily pictures and updates Sheri sent were so much fun! This is one amazing dog vacation sight! They are both going back in November.
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I want to stay at Sheri and Stans!!!
We live in Northern Washington, our
son lives in Salem Or. We needed a
place for his boy, Abel, and our little
Dot to stay on his wedding day.
I found DogVacay.
As I was going thru all of the boarders
I came across Arbor Grove Country
Canine. There was something about
Sheri and Stan that made me stop
looking right there! I was no longer
looking at a place to board our dogs,
I found a home I knew our family would
be safe and loved!!!
Especially when Sheri said my Dot could
sleep in bed with them!!! (Dot is a little
spoiled
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I can't imagine a better experience than the one we had with Sheri and Stan at Arbor Grove. This was the first time we used them - we did it because we couldn't stand the thought of leaving our two pups in the kennel for a week. Our Petey gets "stress colitis" when kenneled and we had never left our new rescue, Luna before.

The moment we hit the bottom of the road leading to the property, the dogs got so excited. They remembered their meet-and-greet and couldn't wait to get out of the car.

Luna was not well behaved during her stay, but Sheri and Stan were very gracious. They worked out ways to keep her happy and the rest of the pups safe. Never once did I feel like a bad mom. They were so kind and caring. We received numerous email full of pictures and updates on the dogs activities and we were able to enjoy our vacation knowing our fur babies were in good hands.

Thank you SO much!
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Amazing hosts! They take amazing care of their guest pups!
This past vacation was the longest time (a full week) we've ever left our ginormous dog with Sheri and everything was, again, simply great. The care and attention Sheri and Stan provide is truly above and beyond. Highly, highly recommended.
Once again, Sheri and Stan were WONDERFUL! Spud definitely had just as much of a vacation as we did--lots of games of fetch, romps with the other dogs, and plenty of cuddles. Sheri and Stan sent many photos and updates on Spud's activities. When we came to pick Spud up, he greeted us but then turned around to go back and play and was in no hurry to go home! :)
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Sheri & Stan's Arbor Grove Country Canine is my doggie's second home! Sheri & Stan are amazing dog people, and their property is an amazing place for dogs. I have absolute faith that my English Springer Spaniel, Zoobie, will be well taken care of there.

Arbor Grove is a huge country place with secure fences and lots of areas for dogs to run, roam, and play, always supervised by Sheri & Stan. Zoobie is a high-energy dog, and at Arbor Grove, he has many opportunities to burn off that energy.

Zoobie has stayed at Arbor Grove three times and always comes home BETTER behaved! Sheri & Stan are loving but firm with their guests, and their long experience with dogs shows.

Inside the dog-friendly house, you will find toys, beds, bones and gates to make separate doggie dining places. Zoobie especially likes that he gets to choose where he sleeps. He "helps" Stan with projects and often wakes Sheri up (too) early in the mornings. I appreciate their handling of his clingy habits!

Finally, I LOVE getting pictures and updates of Zoobie's adventures. The pics and captions are simply brilliant. So I always have evidence of how much fun Zoobie has at Arbor Grove. If you are looking for a kennel-free experience for your dog, you could not do better than Arbor Grove!
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Sheri (and husband) were absolutely amazing! Being it was my first time on this site finding someone for my boxer puppy, I was nervous! She answered all my questions and even worked around her already busy schedule to help us out last minute. He ran for hours with another dog there and I was so thankful for the pictures showing how much fun he was having! When we picked him up they handed US a thank you note with a very sweet letter and treats in it. I am still so touched by the kindness they offered us and will definitely be asking them to dog sit our puppy again when we are in town!
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Sheri & Stan took outstanding care of our two pups. Their property is a dogs delight and full of adventure. They provided detailed updates and pictures throughout the stay which was very reassuring. The care and attention they offer was well worth coming from out of town. Thank you both so much!
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Best care my babies have ever received! We have 2 dogs that spent 11 days with Sheri and Stan. They follow your house rules. If your dogs can get on your couch, they can get on theirs. If your dog sleeps on your bed, they get to sleep on their bed. We received an email almost everyday to let us know how they were doing. Every other day their were 5 emails with 10 plus photos with a description of what was happening in each photo! Mid-way through their stay we received an email that described what they loved about each of our dogs! They nailed our dogs personalities! And to top it off they gave us a thank you card for letting them care for our kids. So lucky to have found Sheri and Stan!
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Sheri and Stan are so amazing! My dog, Louie gets so excited on the car ride over once he realizes where we are going. He is always happy and tuckered out when I pick him up at the end of the day. Thank you guys so much!
Sheri and Stan are wonderful people that really provided a home for Lily. They gave her the people time she craved in our absence. Their home and property is ideal for multiple dogs with running space and separate space if needed, all fenced for safety. We felt so confident leaving Lily for an overnight and could relax and really enjoy our time away. We will return again and again and would recommend them to anyone for loving care of their pet.
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Sheri, Stan, Roxy, Phoebe and Chandler have become an extended family for our sweet, Sunshine Abbey after just one visit. What a welcoming, kind, dog-loving bunch, and we are so blessed to have discovered this gem of a family to care for our pup when we have to travel. Abbey is 9 months old, and between the attention she got from Sheri and Stan and the playtime and companionship she got from the other dogs, she came home with a huge smile on her face and was totally content. She did not have any post-boarding stress at all because she was welcomed into their home and cared for just as she is here at home with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much, Sheri & Stan. Abbey is looking forward to her next vacation with all of you.
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I don't even know where to begin! Sheri and Stan were awesome! They treated our dogs like family, sent pictures and status updates and even taught our dogs commands (which is kind of embarrassing that we haven't :/). They had plenty of room to run and play. One of our dogs, Nola, will just sit in one corner at a typical boarding place but here she was running around and super comfortable. We are so glad our dogs stayed here. Definitely booking here again!
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This was The first time my dogs have ever stayed with anyone who wasn't family. And absolutely nerve-racking experience for me, but after the meet and greet with Sherry I was confident that the dogs would be in good hands. She immediately responded to all text messages and sent me photo updates. Her updated statuses were amazingly detailed and she sent tons of photos to ease my mind! I can't think her enough for taking great care of my puppies!! This was the best experience I could've asked for.
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Sheri and Stan are the best!

My dog is what one might call "spoiled". When we used to take her to boarding she came home stressed out, tired and hungry cause she didn't eat. It broke our heart to leave. Now...we still hate to leave her...but we know she's having fun and treated like one of their own. Plus, she loves all the space to run outside. We feel lucky to have found them.

Highly recommend them!!
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Sheri & Stan were wonderful for our puppy Dutch. He had a tremendous time exploring the property and playing with the other dogs. I felt very comfortable leaving him there. The outdoor areas are extensive and beautiful and very securely fenced. We received many photos of his fun day. We'll definitely be back!
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As always, our dog has a terrific time with Stan and Sheri. Their place has become our dog's second home. He loves their dogs, and feels at home spending the night with them. And, their yard is a dog's dream...
We have only had to leave our 6 year old vizsla behind a couple of times when we have gone away. This was by far the best experience she has ever had. It is clear that Stan and Sheri love dogs. They catered to our dog and treated her as one of their own. Through their stories of her visit it was clear that they were attentive to her communication as well. They communicated very well with us and even sent us updates and pictures while we were away. I would be happy to have them watch our dog again anytime we have to leave her behind. We were very impressed.
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Just picked up our Aussies, Oliver and Cooper, after leaving them with Sheri and Stan for 12 days and, as usual, were thrilled with the care they receive. I wouldn't want to leave them anywhere else! Our boys love staying with them and being part of their household. The property is amazing and has so many fun places to explore. It is great to receive the photos and narratives every couple of days to see what fun they are having. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Once again, 5 stars are not enough for Sheri and Stan!!
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Once again, Sheri and Stan were phenomenal hosts! Louie had a great day.
We had to extend our stay one day and Sheri and Stan were happy to help us out. Our dog Louie loves to stay with them!
Sheri and Stan are such amazing hosts! I left our 7 month Boxer/ Pit puppy with them and he was so happy and tuckered out from all the play time when he got home. They have a beautiful property and take such great care of their canine guests.
WOW! That is all I can think to say. Sheri is the most gracious and kind host. I am in absolute shock that I have found such a gem and I have told every friend I know that has a dog about her. I own a 7 month Boxer/Pit mix named Louie that can be a bit too much at times and she has kept him active and happy. Sheri has helped me with day care and Louie stayed with her last weekend. He is such a happy puppy and we will be return customers! Thank you!!!
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Sheri and Stan are the most gracious, wonderful hosts you could ask for. I literally can't think of a single thing they could have done better. I was nervous to leave Lucy for the weekend, but felt so much better after the meet and greet and even better after receiving multiple photo updates throughout the weekend. Lucy had copious amounts of playtime and cuddle time. To say I was put at ease is an understatement, she was so well cared for. I will definitely use Sheri and Stan in the future. I can't imagine a better place for Lucy- they truly treated her as one of their own.
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Our dogs seemed to have a wonderful time while we were away for a week. Sheri and Stan sent us great updates about what the dogs were up to, how they were doing, and awesome photos. It looked like they had a better vacation than us!
This was the first time I used DogVacay. I was apprehensive to say the least. On our meet and greet visit, Sheri, Stan, and the Goldens were very welcoming. Even to the point my Jack ran to the house with Stan, swung a look over his shoulder that said “Bye Mom, see ya later, I’m going with Stan and the Goldens”. All said with a great big smile. During his actual stay of 6 nights, Jack appeared to be having a much more enjoyable stay on his vacation with Sheri than we were having on ours. Sheri sent the most amazing photos of Jack’s doings all with totally enjoyable commentary (She must be an author of great books), and these were my life line. I was getting slightly concerned that Jack would not want to come home when it was time. Well, he did come home with me after putting in a request to return to Sheri, Stan, and the Goldens as soon as possible. I feel so blessed to have found them, as does Jack. Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home.
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Sheri and Stan are wonderful. Their communication is great, always quick to respond to inquiries. And of course they take amazing care of my energetic dog Lucy. Both Lucy and I love everything about going there!
We couldn't have asked for a better place to leave our dog. Sheri and Stan treated him as if he was their own. Every other day we received extensive reports, with pictures, with what he'd been up to, the friends he'd been making, his shenanigans, and time spent cuddling with them and even sleeping on their bed. He was happy to see us, but it was apparent he missed his time with them at their lovely home, with the other dogs. Their house and grounds are amazing! They seemed designed for dog vacationers. We live 2 hours away and will drive the extra time again to leave our dog with Sheri and Stan. I'm sure he can't wait to see them again.
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We have had several great experiences with Dog Vacay, but this was by far the best! I wish I could give them more than "5 stars." While we were on vacation I received frequent emails with lots and lots of photos and detailed updates on what Spud was up to. Sheri and Stan were very attentive to him, including his frequent requests to play ball. :) He had a blast! They have a beautiful property with lots of room for the dogs to play and explore. I think Spud had just as much fun on his vacation as we did on ours! Sheri and Stan will absolutely be my first choice next time we are traveling. Thank you again!
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We have never left our dogs with anyone before, not even family. After reading ALL of the reviews, we decided to ask Sheri and Stan to watch them while we were out of town for a couple of nights. Sheri and Stan were so welcoming and clearly focused on making Maisy and Hobbes comfortable and happy while we were gone. They were very easy to communicate with ahead of time, and sent us several email updates with pictures while we were gone.

They noticed that one of our dogs had a dry patch of skin, and not only applied ointment while she was there; they gave the ointment to us at no cost when we returned so that we could continue treatment. Maisy's skin looks much better now.

They even boarded another 8 month old puppy to play with ours, and while we know that this wasn't planned specifically for us... Hobbes totally thinks it was.

In the end our dogs came home happy and healthy and clearly had a wonderful experience.

Thank you so much Sheri and Stan!
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Our dog stayed with Sheri and Stan for a little over a week in November. We couldn't have been happier with our experience. Our dog was treated like family, and came home relaxed and happy. She got lots of exercise everyday, and was able to socialize off leash with the other pooches that were there.
Sheri kept in touch with us throughout our absence, sending us wonderfully detailed notes about what Libby was up to, along with pictures - it was so nice to keep up with her activities while we were gone, and we could see that she was having a grand time.
Drop off and pick up were easy. We would not hesitate to recommend Sheri and Stan to anyone who needs a safe, loving place for their pooch to stay while away.
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Once again, I don't know where to start! Sheri and Stan are the most wonderful people and truly love and care for our dogs while they are with them. This is the second visit for our Australian Shepherds, Oliver and Cooper, and they love staying with Sheri and Stan. All we have to do is look at all the photos of their stay and see how happy and well cared for they are. Of course, Sheri's narratives are wonderful to read so we really enjoy receiving them along with the photos every couple of days. We really like the fact that our boys become part of their family while they are there and get to live in the house with them and not have to be in a kennel somewhere. Our boys are not kennel dogs and perhaps a bit spoiled! We wouldn't want to take them anywhere else when we are gone! They need way more than 5 stars!!
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Sheri and Stan are the perfect foster parents for our gentle boy. This is our second long-term stay with them and we do not worry about the care our best friend is receiving. He comes home exhausted from all the love and play time. The weekly reports are detailed and much appreciated. We're lucky to have found such caring people to look after our baby. Their Five fenced acres offer endless hours of play. We'll be back. Peter
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Again, Stan and Shari provided service above and beyond! We were able to be away on a work trip and not worry a bit about our 2 dogs who had a great time. This is their third stay and driving up the road to Stan and Shari's, they were whining and vibrating with excitement. They LOVE coming there.
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Awesome as always!!! Harold had a wonderful time and I loved reading about it all!
Sheri & Stan are the best, they took in my standard poodle who had some issues and worked with Dutch while I was gone and treated him like he was their own. They watched him very closely and took care of anything that needed addressing. They have the perfect property for dogs to have room to roam. I will definitely be taking my dog back to them.
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As always, Ripley returns home with a happy face!
This is the second stay that our dogs had with Stan and Sheri. The first one was a month or so ago and just for a day - not an overnight stay. This time we left them with Stan and Sheri for 4 days while on a business trip. When we brought them up the road they started getting excited - they totally knew where they were. Stan and Sheri's place is hard to beat - the dogs have so many places to run and explore - it is really second to none. Our dogs are both young, extremely active and very attached to us. They bounded out of our van and started running around and playing immediately. I could tell they were excited to be there. We left knowing they were in good hands. While away, Sheri and Stan kept us updated with stories and pictures of what they were up to. The stories and photos were so funny and heart-warming. You can tell that Stan and Sheri love their doggy guests and get to know each dog's personality and preferences right away. We were able to have a great trip with no worries about our dogs. They had a GREAT time. When we picked them up they were so excited to see us but they also started running around the yard and the property again like they were showing us what they did while we were away. Like they were saying "see how much fun we had!" We look forward to having Stan and Sheri watch our dogs next month for a couple days. They are the best.
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Our dog loves to visit the Ulrich's. It's obvious that they love dogs!
Stellar experience!!! I've left my dog, Daisy, with lots of professionals, but I have never had five star service like this! Sheri and her husband are true animal lovers and it shows in every aspect of their services. My Daisy was in "Dog Heaven" with them! Sheri sent me lots of adorable pictures and updates on Daisy's behavior while we were gone. It gave me a tremendous amount of reassurance and ear-to-ear grins! Sheri has a very nice home on five acres which provided lots of room for running and exploring with her dogs. I already reserved a week in December with her.
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Sheri and Stan continue to be the best dog sitters! The emails with updates and pictures with what my pup had been up to are always such a joy to read (usually with a nice glass of wine)! They are THE ultimate dog sitters!
Sheri and Stan are simply awesome. They have a beautiful place in the heart of Willamette wine country that is perfect for larger dogs, but includes multiple fenced areas where smaller dogs can romp without fear. They are both incredibly dog-friendly, attentive, hands-on caretakers of all animals in their charge. Highly, highly recommended.
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I am thrilled and feel blessed beyond belief that I found this Newberg oasis for dogs! It's the first time I'd had to "board" my AussieDoodle, but it was really like taking her out to the family farm for a few days. Except this family farm focuses only on the dogs. The dogs sleep where ever they want and mine slept right in the bed with Stan and Sheri.

The canine pack are always under the perceptive eyes of Stan and Sheri! While traveling, it was a godsend to receive the detailed emails from Sheri keeping me updated on all of my wild-child, Mia's, exploits along with a dozen or more pics every couple of days.

I was so impressed with the narrative; it was not just "oh, you have the perfect dog" and then a page to back it up. She talked about how they had to get creative to wear out my high energy pooch so that she was actually tired in the evenings. Sheri wrote how Mia loved to steal other dogs balls, but heaven forbid if someone took hers and other less than perfect quirks! Mia got a little too rough and tumble once so they had to intervene and make sure she was playing nice. Mia wasn't eating as much as she should, so Sheri added a little of her chicken dinner to Mia's food bowl and she chomped in right up! And, of course, I heard about all of the really cute and funny escapades Mia found herself in on her vacay, too.

No kennels, no extra charges, experienced, loving, and extremely perceptive owners. This is my go-to place for Mia every single time.
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We have 2 dogs and they are still young. One is 2 years old and then we have a 9 month old. They are very very active dogs. We are with them 24/7 and have had a really hard time finding a good place to board them. We couldn't envision a kennel where they would be contained for most of the day. The result was that we could never go anywhere without them. When I found Stan and Sheri, I thought wow this sounds ideal! They can be in a loving home and have a great environment to explore and get plenty of exercise. We finally decided to try it and boy oh boy was it great. Stan and Sheri go above and beyond when it comes to taking care of dogs. They understand dogs. While there, our dogs ran around Stan and Sheri's property with their other dogs and had a fabulous time. Stan and Sheri send an adorable update/report card with pictures that showed just how much fun they were having. They were so perceptive of our dogs individual personalities. It really put us at ease. When I picked them up, they immediately passed out in the back seat of the car, exhausted from an active day of running around being dogs. Seriously it was like they had been at doggie Disneyland. Sheri and Stan will be my go-to caregivers from now on. We are so lucky to have them!
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Sheri and Stan are the most loving and wonderful humans. My dog loves them and is so excited when we drop her off, she doesn't even look back to say goodbye. she is welcomed with love and patience. I would recommend them to anyone who wants their dog to be safe and happy.
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Always an amazing time! I love reading the emails with a glass of wine at the end of the night! Still the best dog sitters I have ever had!!
Super! A+
Stan & Sheri went above and beyond to help our Harley feel welcome, socialized and happy during his stay. They sent email updates and oodles of pictures several times while were away - it was fun to see photos of him interacting with the other dogs and to see how happy he was. They "spoke" his language and seemed to understand his "doginess" was just part of the experience,
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Sheri and Stan were like a second set of parents to our 1.5 yr old Alaskan malamute, Koda.
Koda was spoiled with loving attention!
He got treats and bones too!
The email updates with pictures really helped to make our extended time away from Koda a lot easier on us; knowing that he was in good hands and it was obvious he was enjoying himself.
We came to pick Koda up and he was very happy to see us and was such a happy dog; but yet sad to leave at the same time. Koda even cried when he realized he was truly leaving.
Koda came home and was even more mellow than when we left.
We will definitely call Sheri and Stan to watch Koda if we ever need to leave him again. 5 star service all the way!
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We were going on vacation for the first time since adopting our pup, Loki, and were a bit nervous about boarding him somewhere. A friend recommended I look up Arbor Grove Country Canine instead and boy, am I glad I did! Sheri and Stan are obviously dog lovers and took care of our pup as if he were their own. Loki had a great time exploring the grounds and playing with the other dogs - they even sent photos and updates so we could see how he was enjoying his stay. I don't think he ever wanted to leave! We will definitely be calling Sheri and Stan again next time we go on vacation.
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Our experience with Sheri and Stan far exceeded all of our expectations for our dog's stay while we were away. Our hope has always been to find a place where Tobey would be treated like family and given all the love and cuddles we like to give him, while we are away. Well we have found that place and I never plan on boarding him again if I don't have to. From the first communication with them, they were so prompt in returning emails and setting up a meet and greet. After meeting with them, we were immediately put at ease about leaving him with them for our vacation. I loved the regular email updates and pictures, they always put a smile on my face and let me know that he was having a great time and getting lots of love. They even went above and beyond and gave him a special birthday treat and celebration (and sent us pictures) since we told them his birthday would be while we were away. I don't have enough words to express our gratitude to them for the love and care they gave our dog. He will be going back again soon since we have another vacation planned and I know he will be looking forward to it. As soon as we dropped him off the first time, he went off running and exploring their beautiful property and never even looked back. He came home a very happy dog and they even sent us home with a special treat (for him and for us). Thank you for everything Sheri and Stan, we can't recommend you enough!
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This was Maya's 2nd visit to Sheri and Stan's and she had a great time again. Maya loves to play with the other dogs and really loves to run free on the property. We love all the fenced area available for the dogs to enjoy. Sheri always sends an email with an update as well as many pictures of Maya enjoying herself.

Sheri and Stan take care of her as if she was one of there own. Maya is already looking forward to her next visit.

Thanks Sheri and Stan!
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Our dog, Ripley, has adopted Sheri and Stanley as his new Auntie and Uncle. Ripley had a smile on his face when we picked him up. We are so happy and elated to take Ripley to a place that feels like home away from home. Next time we go on a trip, we will definitely take him back to this beautiful place on the hill where he has plenty of room to romp!
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Sheri and Stan along with their 3 dogs were fantastic hosts for Ravi's 8 day stay. We had never been separated for this length of time; however, their excellent care and communications eased the separation. Their home and grounds are dog heaven, and we feel so fortunate that we have found these caring people to host Ravi. Sheri was attentive with Ravi's special diet and grooming since he has a velcro coat that attracts dried grasses and twigs. We are already planning a future visit. Sheri and Stan get top ranking along with our deep respect and appreciation!

Linda T
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We are so happy that we stumbled upon this website and found Sheri and Stan. Our dogs had never been left in the care of anyone other than family before so we were a bit nervous to leave them with just anyone. Our experience with Sheri and Stan was wonderful. Upon meeting them we knew we had found a great place with loving care providers. We call it "doggie disneyland". We especially loved the updates and photos while we were away. We highly recommend Sheri and Stan!
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As always, Sheri and Stan are simply amazing! They are such kind and thoughtful people who are genuinely passionate about each guest dog they have the pleasure of hosting! What adventures my Frederick gets to go on each day he is there. There isn't a dog sitter that is more loving, caring, an adventurous! Thank you Sheri and Stan!!
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Sheri and Stan are the best. You could not leave your pet in better hands.
I still love, love, love Sheri and Stan! They have really helped Frederick to be more social! I love the emails with pictures they send daily and even forward them to my parents who love their grand pup very dearly. They treat each dog as if they were their own :) so sweet
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Another great stay for Massimo! Sheri and Stan provide a great place for your dog's vacay. They provide opportunity for outside play whenever possible. They are attentive to Massimo and his ways and needs. They really are great dog sitters. We would highly recommend them.
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Oh my goodness... where to start!!?? I have never in my life found a more loving home for my dogs to go to when I am away. They are such a blessing to have found! Each day that Frederick visited for Doggie Daycare, I waited with anticipation for the emails Sheri and Stan would send filled with photos of Frederick's and the other guest dogs adventures. It is clear to see that Stan and Sheri see their guest dogs as they do their own dogs and love the life they are living and the daily adventures they take with ever changing packs. I received three to four emails each day, one with all the stories from the day, and the next two to three with pictures. Capturing each dogs unique personality is something they excel at! I've found my dog sitters for life! Thank you Sheri and Stan!!
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Sheri and Stan were wonderful with our dog Maya while we were on vacation. We we so glad Maya would be able to run and play with other dogs instead of staying in a boarding facility. We looked forward to the email updates including pictures every few days.

Thank you for watching over Maya like one of your own.

Tracie and Scott
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Sheri and Stan are sooo wonderful! Frederick gets nervous with certain things and they are so accomdating. I loved getting the emails each day with updates on his activities and pictures of all the fun adventures he had! Could not find two more caring individuals! Thank you!!
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Our yellow lab,Riley had more fun with Sheri and Stan than in her day to day life! They sent us daily updates and pictures of her in action! They treated Riley as their own pampered pooch. We really appreciate how well they cared for her. We highly recommend them to anyone wanting only the best!
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Sheri and Stan are the greatest! We had to go out of town for several days and Sheri and Stan took wonderful care of our dogs, "The Twins." Sheri and Stan where very patient with our somewhat "needy" little dogs.

Every day Sheri and Stan would send multiple emails full of pictures and narrative describing The Twins' experiences and adventures--they were truly on vacation! Not only were they great fun, but the emails and pictures gave us a sense of peace, knowing our little dogs were well cared for.

Our experience with Sheri and Stan was so much better than we could have hoped. If ever the needs comes again, we will certainly give Sheri and Stan a call first.
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Sheri and Stan are so fabulous I don't even know where to start! They took care of our two Australian Shepherds, Oliver and Cooper, for two weeks while we were gone. This was their first stay there so we had a meet and greet before our trip. After meeting them and seeing their beautiful property, we had no doubt that this was the perfect place for our boys. Lots of places to run and play, and, of course, their pond was a favorite spot. The property is completely fenced and very safe. Their stay turned out so much better than we had ever thought possible. Sheri and Stan are such caring, dog loving people, they took the worry out of leaving our boys. Our dogs have rarely been boarded before and they don't do well in kennels, so this was a perfect spot for them. Sheri and Stan give them so much love and attention they become part of their family along with their wonderful dogs, even sleeping on their bed occasionally! Getting lots of pictures every other day, with great narratives from Sheri, was a real treat for us. It was obvious our boys were having a great vacation of their own and enjoying their new friends. They were busy all day long finding new spots to explore and places to run. I would highly recommend this place to anyone, whatever size your dogs. I know our boys will be going back again! I wouldn't take them anywhere else! Thanks Sheri and Stan for all you do. We would have given you more stars, but there were only five!
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Kona really has a great time when she stays with Sheri and Stan! Sheri sends lots of pictures of your dog having fun with all of the others. We are thankful that we have found such a "home away from home" for her when we travel!
The best ever!
The best place ever for your pooch!!! We had our "Otis" stay with Sheri and Stan for about a week. I loved that I was able to do a meet and greet prior to his visit. At that visit I quickly realized their farm is like a doggie Disneyland. It is well fenced to keep the pooches in but plenty of room for them to roam and explore. Sheri and Stan treated our Otis like one of their family. I loved that Sheri sent an update of how Otis was doing every couple of days. This really helped to have a worry free vacation. Amazing!!! I feel that I couldn't have found a better place for Otis to stay. Stephanie C.
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Our dog, Massimo, recently stayed for 3 nights with Sheri and Stan. They were awesome! We visited the week before. Massimo had time to run around and get familiar with their dogs. Their property is fenced and they don't leave them outside alone, so I felt very secure with that. When we arrived for drop off, Massimo was very excited to be there. He seemed like he had a good time at "camp". They are very good to play with the dogs and keep them busy. We loved the email updates Sheri sent. They treated Massimo like he was their own. Thank you Sheri & Stan! We would definitely use them again if we were going out of town.
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Once again Sheri and Stan did a fantastic job with our pony-sized dog, Kaylee. This time we had a second large dog belonging to a friend, so we dropped off about 160 pounds of dog with them and they took great care of them both. They have a beautiful, completely fenced, property that is simply a dog amusement park. Their location, in the heart of Willamette wine country, is ideal for giving the dog(s) play time when visiting the vineyards. Highly, highly recommended.
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This is an amazing place to leave your dog. Sheri and Stan are so kind and loving. You do not feel guilty leaving your pet because you know they are in loving, patient hands. Our girl is a bundle of energy that could get very trying, but she is always treated with love and her needs are met.
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Sheri and Stan were great. Beautiful property for a dog to romp around. Caring, attentive, and really made my dog feel like a part of their home. Did an awesome job of keeping me up to date with how my dog was doing and sending along pics of all the fun that she had with them, their dogs, and other guests. I would whole-heartedly recommend Sheri and Stan and will certainly be boarding my dog with them again.
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Our dog had a great time with Sheri and Stan! They showered him with love, treats, and lots of attention, which was very evident in the photos and emails they sent. Our dog got lots of exercise running around their beautiful property, exploring their house, and playing with the guest and resident dogs. We wouldn't hesitate to leave our big guy with Sheri and Stan!
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Sheri and Stan took excellent care of our dog Oceo over the Christmas Holidays.We felt completely comfortable knowing he was in loving hands while we were away. We received emails with pictures every other day, showing him at play and at rest in a cozy corner. We look forward to Oceo's future visits with Sheri and Stan and we recommend them highly.
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Sheri and Stan are the most loving and nurturing dog placement. They welcome your pet with such warmth and acceptance, such great energy and a sense of fun. I feel so comfortable and confident when I leave my sweet girl with them. Shari shares what the dogs are doing each day so you can know absolutely what is happening and share in the fun. This is a great choice and one I would highly recommend.
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Sheri and Stan are amazing dog lovers. They provide such a caring, nurturing and fun environment, my dog loves going there and adores them both. I feel so good about leaving my sweet girl with them, because I know she will have a great time and be safe and in a place that appreciates her, loves her and welcomes her as one of their own. I would absolutely recommend this DogVacay placement to anyone.
Sheri keeps you informed about how your pet is doing and all the events that are taking place so you feel very confident and comfortable leaving your pet.
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I have twin male golden retriever puppies (just 1 year old), which is a lot of energy. The boys absolutely loved their stay. They were very comfortable and relaxed, which makes traveling without them a little easier. They came home very happy and tired. I loved getting regular updates with pictures during their stay. I definitely recommend trusting your pets with them and will absolutely book with them in the future if I travel again.
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This was an extension of the previous stay, so the following still applies: Our Katie was warmly welcomed for her first stay, and made to feel at home as her hosts eased natural inclination to be intimidated by other dogs. Regular emails with extensive descriptions and many photos kept us in touch with how Katie was doing. We really couldn't ask for a better place for her to stay.
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Our Katie was warmly welcomed for her first stay, and made to feel at home as her hosts eased natural inclination to be intimidated by other dogs. Regular emails with extensive descriptions and many photos kept us in touch with how Katie was doing. We really couldn't ask for a better place for her to stay.
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Our dog Gus stayed with Stan and Sheri for 3 days for daycare while I was out of town and my husband was busy at work. We could not be happier with our experience. They were friendly and professional and treated Gus like he was one of their own. Their property is beautiful and expansive with so many places for the dogs to run and play. Each day they sent us a very detailed email with descriptions and pictures so we could clearly see that Gus was very happy and having a great time playing. If you are considering booking a stay for your dog with Stan and Sheri, don't hesitate. This is the place!
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My family and I were desperate to find a dog sitter for when we wanted to go on long trips and can't take our new dog with us. When I discovered this site, I was skeptical but then I found Sheri and Stan on here, and saw a lot of great reviews.
Sheri and Stan let us come meet them beforehand and we were really impressed by them. After we had left our precious dog there with them, we were worried that he wouldn't fit in with the other dogs. But, Sheri and Stan made us feel like we were there with our dog by sending us updates, and pictures of our dog's stay.
At their place, you can call it dog heaven, and it's like our dog was on his own vacation. Sheri and Stan provided our dog and us with a worry-free vacation. We are grateful and thankful that we found such great people to watch our new family member.
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This was the first time in my 40 plus years of having dogs that a non-relative was going to take care of my kids (dogs). You can imagine my apprehension of leaving them behind and trying to enjoy a long waited holiday.
Well let me just say, they probably had a better time then I did. Sheri sent me regular updates that were informative and funny. The description of what went on during the days were "spot on" of my dogs personalities. Sheri also sent along a ton of pictures which help alleviate ALL my fears and worries. I will be booking with Arbor Grove Country Canine again.
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We'll be back. We'd planned a ten day trip before Raven came bounding into our life. Given his recent history leaving him at a kennel was out of the question. After searching the Internet we discovered Dogvacay. Upon reading all the reviews, we contacted Sheri through Dogvacay who lives just 20 minutes away and did a pre-visit. Sheri's genuine affection and care for Raven came shining through her wonderful and detailed reports. Raven is a very recent rescue dog and we were concerned leaving him with strangers. Sheri asked all the right questions and required documentation on Raven's last Vet Check Up, flea control, feeding, etc. We were reassured by her attention to detail. Raven loved exploring the large fenced yard. He especially loved all the attention from the resident and guest dogs and soon found his place in this new pack. Being only one year old the socialization with other fellow canids was a plus. He even got a bath just before we picked him up. Thank You Sheri for taking such wonderful care of Raven. We will be back.
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Chase and Bella stayed with Sheri and Stan for a total of 3 full days! Chase being a hunting dog immediately explored their 5 acre property in just a few minutes and Bella warmed up to both of them right away. We could tell almost immediately that we had found the perfect home away from home for our dogs. We were so impressed with their beautiful property which was both an safe and secure. We received pictures and texts every day and when we came to pick them up both dogs you could see that they were happy and relaxed. We will definitely be using them again and again. They're home was like a resort home for our dogs and I know they would love to go back! Thank you Sheri and Stan!
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We had an absolutely fantastic experience with the puppy sitters at Arbor Grove! Sheri and Stan were very friendly and welcoming towards our lab, Myla, and so were their four beautiful dogs. She loved the company and roaming the gorgeous 5 acre property. There was plenty of outdoor activities for her to do, as well as lots of toys and furniture to climb up on while indoors. Even though Myla only stayed one night, Sheri and Stan sent a detailed email about how Myla was doing, along with lots of pictures. And she looked quite happy in every single photo! Sheri and Stan definitely took on our dog as if she was their own (even letting her sleep in their bed!) and I could tell she was sad to leave their home and pups. I couldn't give a higher recommendation for Sheri and Stan. Seriously, you should just go ahead and make a reservation with them right now ;] We'll definitely be back next time we pass through!
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Sheri and Stan were wonderful hosts for my dog. He stayed with them for almost 2 months and they were so caring. I always felt that he was getting lots of individual attention and love from them.They followed all the instructions I left for him to the letter and were in very close contact with me on how he was doing , sending photos and reports. They really went the extra mile to ensure that he was well cared for and happy.
I would recommend them as hosts to anyone looking for a temporary home away from home for their dog.
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Sheri and her family were awesome. We left our dogs there for a full month. Everyone was thrilled with the quality of care for the dogs, we could clearly see how much they loved dogs. We looked forward to the detailed notes every few days to let us see the pups and hear all about their stay. The notes made us all so happy to see them and hear all the stories about their stay. The dogs came back home well behaved and so happy. Our younger dog seemed very stressed at the last kennel we stayed at, so we wanted to make sure he was happy. He came back extremely happy. We will absolutely leave our dogs here again. They had a great vacation, making our vacation even better.
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My husband and I are very thankful to have found Sheri and Stan to take care of our precious dogs, Igor and Benji, while we were on vacation. Since our first visit to Sheri’s house we could perceive that our dogs would be in good hands. Igor and Benji were feeling at home since the beginning. They immediately started to explore and make new friends.
Sheri did a great job sending us photo updates. We were happy every time we received photos on them, as we could see they were treated as part of the family and having a lot of fun. They were having a great vacation too.
Sheri and her family were wonderful with them!, we couldn’t ask for better. Now, we feel like we have a second home for our dogs if we need to go away. We highly recommend them to take care of your loved pet.
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Sheri and Stan are just fantastic! We're telling our dogs they are going to camp, because that's just what it is! Camp for dogs...complete with fetch, exploring the beautiful 5 acres, taking a quick dip in the pond, snacks, dog comaraderie, and lots of loving!
Your dogs will love visiting...ours can't wait to return:-)
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I found Sheri was able to work well with my puppy mill dog. Xenia is a hard one to work with. However Sheri managed quite well with her. I even got a picture of a smiling Xenia And that is unheard of without me be her side. So I now have a safe place for Xenia to stay when I have to leave and not worry about her. The other dogs were happy there too I am very satisfied with Sheri's services and highly recommend her to others
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Kona had a great time with Sheri and her dogs. Sherri kept me informed with picture texts. They live in a beautiful area with lots of room for the dogs to romp and roam. Thanks, Sheri for taking such good care of our little gal!
This was my first time using Dog Vacay, so I wasn't sure what to expect.

I am so incredibly happy with my experience with Sheri and Stan! They are excellent hosts and took wonderful care of my little guy. I was thrilled with the level of attention he got from them, and I really appreciated the updates and photos!

The resident dogs were awesome. Before I even managed to leave on my trip, the Goldens were busy making Peanut feel at home. Since the property has so much space, all the dogs had a wonderful chase and frolic experience, which is good, since Peanut is very energetic. I was told later that this happened every chance they could get during the stay, until they all lay down next to each other in happy exhaustion.

Thank you for taking such good care of Peanut! I will certainly be boarding him at your lovely property for my next trip.
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We are first timers and our experience could not have been better. Will definitely book again for our next visit to the wetter vineyards of Oregon.
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