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Dawn C.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
38 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Dawn's Resident Pets

Sophie
Hound/Lab mix
Female
5 old
Sandi
Retriever/Hound mix
Female
4 old
Lucy aka "The Boss"
Chihuahua mix
Female
4 old

Dawn's House

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About Dawn

Not accepting new clients. Our mountain home is conveniently located off GA-115 (Long Branch Rd) in beautiful Dahlonega, GA. We live on a cul-de-sac in a quiet community surrounded by woods and wildlife. The back door opens to a half acre fenced backyard.

As a shelter volunteer, both in Florida and in Georgia, I've attended many dog behavior classes over the years. After retiring in 2007 and moving to Georgia, my husband and I volunteered to foster for a rescue group, taking in and helping to successfully rehome at least 12 deathrow dogs. We are truly "dog people" and will provide a clean, safe, responsible and loving home for your
pet(s) while you are away.

Please note that all guests must be spayed/neutered, housebroken and up to date on vaccines.

Our rates begin at $25 per night. Prices may increase depending on the size and particular needs of your dog.

First time clients will receive a $10 discount by booking directly through dogvacay.com/pro/mountainhome
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Dawn C.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
38 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 21, 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.
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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dawn's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Daycare At Dawn's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
38 Reviews
Dawn was great! We were apprehensive leaving our pup with someone new and in a new house for the first time, but he did great with her and her pups. We loved the picture updates, which helped us rest assured that he was having a good time. We also appreciate that Dawn is flexible and accepts last minute bookings. We would have otherwise been unable to take our last minute get away! Dawn is great. Highly recommend her.
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Roscoe always has a wonderful time here. I love all the pictures and updates I get.
Timmy loved his DogVacay daycare play date. Dawn's own pups always give a warm welcome and lots of fun, friendly play. My little Timmy comes home completely satisfied and a little tired from having so much fun. Thanks for another awesome stay!
Excellent as always!
Another great stay for Roscoe
When going on vacation I try to take Madison with me and when having to leave him I stress a lot because he is more than just a pet to me. I was so happy to find this site that lead me to Dawn. I have never been so relaxed about leaving my Madison, within minutes of meeting her I knew that he would be well taken care of and I didn't need to worry, it was like leaving him with a family member. She send me updates and pictures on how he was doing the whole time I was away. He had other dogs to play with and was very happy when I picked him up. I would highly recommend Dawn she has no Idea how much it meant to me that she took such good care of him.
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As always, the time our Toby spent with Dawn was wonderful. He comes home happy and full of joy! And Dawn keeps us updated with photos and messages about him while we are gone. There isn't anyone I'd rather leave Toby with!
Dawn is the best !! We have a Bichon who is now a "senior citizen " with issues....he has separation anxiety and has become deaf in the last year. Dawn is very compassionate and caring and I feel very comfortable leaving Bailey with her! While we are away, she sends pictures and texts which gives us peace of mind that our "fur baby " is okay.
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Can't say enough on how great of a job Dawn did. She really understands dogs and their needs. She sent regular pictures and updates. We will definetly use her service again. I would highly recommend her to friends. There is such a comfort level knowing your dog is in a home being well cared for.
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Once again, Dawn proved to be just like family. Timmy loves to go for his DogVacay with Dawn because of the way he is treated. I can relax knowing I don't have a worry in the world and that my dog is having the time of his life playing with the other dogs and being treated like he lives at Dawn's house.

Thank you for doing such a great job and allowing me to relax while being away from my pup!
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Our 13 yr. old Golden Retriever Khaki enjoyed over a dozen stays and countless days with Dawn and her family. With great sadness we had to say goodbye to Khaki this week. We will always be thankful for the loving care given by Dawn, Steve, and Doris. They became Khaki's second family where she was so happy when not at home with us. With all my heart, I am grateful.
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I boarded my sweet German Shepherd with Dawn from 10/22-10/27 2014. She was wonderful and put me at ease with leaving him. He does not do well away from his familiar surroundings. He gets so nervous, you can see him trembling. Dawn kept me updated and sent pictures to my phone. She is a blessing to find. Thank you Dawn and hubby for taking in my sweet boy! When needed, he has now found a home away from home. So thankful I found Dawn and this service. EQ....Dahlonega
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This was my first experience using DogVacay and when your dog has such a good time and is so well taken care of that he doesn't miss you, well, what more is there to say? Dawn is a dog lover and it shows. So happy I have her as an alternative to boarding. This is indeed an ideal option for those who want their dog to stay in a comfortable, safe environment. I can't thank Dawn enough and will definitely be a repeat customer.
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NOTHING LESS THAN PERFECT! I would highly recommend Dawn to care for your pet. This was my first experience in using a sitter for a pet. Our little guy, Bruno, came to us as a stray and I was concerned about leaving him.

Dawn and her husband were GREAT. Dawn kept me updated daily on how he was doing and how he was interacting with her own pets. She sent text messages and numerous pictures of him which was very reassuring to me.

Dawn has a beautiful home with an outdoor secure area that is very pet friendly. Bruno was use to being outside allot so I was very happy with that.

The rates were so reasonable there is no need to look at any other hosts profile, I promise you that you will not be disappointed in the love and care given to your pet while in her care.
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Dawn was wonderful with our Bichon, Bailey. He is in his senior years and very set in his ways....spoiled is what he is! Dawn was very kind and patient with him and I wouldn't hesitate to have him stay with her again. It's very gratifying to know your leaving your "fur baby" with someone who loves dogs as much as you do!
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A true dog lover and great lady! Dawn took awesome care of our girl Ellie while we attended a weekend wedding in the nearby town of Dahlonega. She even cuddled her through a thunderstorm one night.
Dawn is so FABULOUS!!!!! She took such good care of my babies. They did so well and were so very happy. Dawn sent me daily update pictures which kept ME very at ease; I could see in the pictures that everyone was doing great, happy and healthly!!!

We all love Dawn and what she does. THANK YOU, Dawn for your dedication!!!
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Dawn seemed to be great with my dog, Jimmy. He has allergies and is itchy a lot, but she handled him great. She even offered to bathe him to soothe his itchy skin! Jimmy unfortunately had some accidents, but Dawn was understanding. Jimmy transitioned back into routine better than when he has stayed at a kennel. I felt that Jimmy was in good hands.
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What a comfort it is to leave our best friend and 'child' with Dawn. Toby is a return visitor to Dawn's house. He is loved and taken care of and while happy to see us when we return I can tell that he has enjoyed his time with their 'pack'. Dawn sends frequent photos and updates so I can keep in touch with Toby. I highly recommend Dawn and will send Toby on a vacay again!
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Dawn was great about watching a puppy in training. Wings came home happy!
As always, our dog's Vacay with Dawn was great.....she even hesitated when my husband picked her up to come home! We have no thoughts as to her care while we travel, even for two weeks, as Dawn and her family provide the best second family home she could have. I recommend them with no hesitation.
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Our dog's vacay of two weeks with Dawn was probably as fun for her as our two weeks cruising in the Mediterranean was for us! Dawn is so very accommodating to make sure her guests are safe and happy! It is obvious that our dog loves her stays there! We are already booked for another trip!!!
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I'm so relieved to go away and know that Missy has so much freedom and can live in the house with the other dogs. She's well taken care of and given lots of attention. No kennels or gravel "yards' to move around in.
Dawn is absolutely fabulous. She takes great care of Maudie. I never worry when Maudie is staying with Dawn.
I was very pleased with leaving Sophie with Dawn..I trust her with my dog, and will be using her in the future.Thanks Dawn!
I was so pleased with the care that Dawn provided for my fur-baby Fritz! The pictures, phone calls, and updates were much appreciated and very reassuring. Fritz is a happy camper and I'm a happy mommy...he's already asking when he can go to summer camp again! Will definitely use again and highly recommend.
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Could not have been more pleased! Our Dixie is blind and has a heart problem. Dawn was very attentive to her needs. I will definitely call Dawn again.
Our first overnight at Dawn's was a trial and went very well. This time our dog stayed for almost a week and we know he has found a home away from home. He was happy to see us when we returned but we could see that he felt like one of the 'guys' at Dawns and will be glad to make a return visit. We loved the photos and messages Dawn sent while we were away...and with photos so we could see that Toby had adjusted and was doing well. Finding Dawn and Steve was truly a blessing.
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Izabell had a wonderful time as usual!
Tucker had a great time with Dawn!!! We loved all the pics we got of Tucker having a great time! She truly loves dogs and is great!!!!
What a wonderful experience we had with Dawn. I was nervous about leaving Toby with someone other than family but he did just fantastically! Dawn and Steve have a beautiful home that they welcome their visiting pets to and they were so understanding about my concerns. Toby seemed to enjoy his stay and he found a new alpha person in Dawn....following her everywhere! They are wonderful surrogate parents when we are off on vacation.
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Thanks to Dawn and Steve. Once again, a wonderful experience - Dawn and Steve are super! This allows me to travel and not worry about my sweet Maudie. She is well taken care of. Dawn and Steve are so caring. I will definitely use them again.
Everything was great! Izabell loves going to Camp Dawn!
Dawn, Steve, Sophie, Sandi and Lucy were so good to my Maudie. She didn't want to come home...LOL. 10 days is a long time but Dawn was wonderful.... we even had an episode that required a visit to the vet - Dawn called me, gave me the details, took Maudie to the vet, assured me that all was under control so I did not have to rush back home. What a pleasure to work with her. I have already recommended Dawn to many of my friends. Also, I think I have to book regularily so Maudie can play with her friends, Sophie and Sadie and Lucy.
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Dawn was absolutely amazing! She went out of her way to make sure that everything was perfect for our lovely pup, Mouse. She was super flexible with drop off/ pick up, and could not have been a better host. We received updates via email, text, and phone call. We had no worries while away because we knew Mouse was happy!
Mouse is a very 'finicky' dog when it comes to eating. Some days she won't even eat at all. Dawn was super sensitive about this and even let our dog eat her food when Mouse liked it better! She even sent us home with some food and treats that Mouse enjoyed! She also taught our dog to sit!! A 'trick' we have been working on, but had given up with. She literally gave our dog a home away from home! Our dog was sad to leave, that was obvious ( : I beyond recommend this host! Dawn was truly wonderful!!
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Dawn and Steve are wonderful, caring dog lovers! We were so happy that our sweet Izabell could be in a home for Thanksgiving and her birthday. She had a great time with Dawn's dogs. She has slept a lot this evening so I know she played hard while she was there. We will definitely let Izzy go to Camp Dawn again!
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Dawn and her husband went above and beyond to make our trip enjoyable for us and our dog. We were staying at a pet friendly hotel for a few nights, but not for others plus there were a few last minute changes, pick ups, drop offs, etc. due to wedding craziness (which is why were were in the area- he was the ring bearer). They even picked him up from our wedding site when we were in the middle of trying to figure out how to get him from the reception to their house. It made our wedding so wonderful to have him in it since he's and important part of the family and it wouldn't have been possible without Dawn opening up her home to us and him. Not to mention she kept me up to speed on all of the normal doggie stuff so I knew he was transitioning ok. I can't say enough good things about Dawn. If you need a dogsitter in the area, I strongly recommend you contact her!
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This was the best experience ever leaving our dogs while we were on vacation. I highly recommend Dawn and Steve to take care of your dogs!
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