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Emily N.

55 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Emily's House

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Emily

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Rob and I absolutely adore dogs. Humphrey, our pooch for almost 15 years, passed away over two years ago. After about 5 months, we decided to start hosting doggie guests. We've been loving it and have many return customers who feel like our own fur children. We can't imagine how life would be without the pitter patter of little paws around the house!

Please note: We only want to take one small or medium sized dog at a time (unless two doggies come as a pair) to ensure our undivided attention.

Your pup should be well-behaved, house trained and have proof of up-to-date vaccinations.

The Minute Man bike bath runs right behind the house and we live just a few minutes by foot from Spy Pond. The Thorndike dog park is also a short walking distance in the other direction. However, we'd take your dog there only with your permission.

We look forward to caring for your furry child; We'll treat him like our own and try not to spoil him or her too much!
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Emily N.

55 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 14 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Emily's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
55 Reviews
I was pleased that Honey was so well cared for by Emily N. and Robert. She had plenty of freedom in their home and got lots of attention. I would definitely leave Honey with them again.
This was our first time with Emily and Dan, and they were great. We have a 13 year-old Westie, and he felt comfortable in their home right away. When my daughter picked him up after two nights, he looked at her as though he was disappointed he couldn't stay bit longer. Perhaps next time he will!
Jack really enjoyed his stay and we believe he was taken care of nicely. We plan for Jack to go again. Thanks Emily!
Emily and Rob watched my pup, Denali, for 2 weeks - the longest I've ever left her with someone other than friends or family. While she has a bit of stranger anxiety, Denali was easily won over by Emily's warmth and was surely spoiled by her multiple daily walks with Rob. I felt very comfortable leaving her with them and won't hesitate to take advantage of their services again in the near future.
Emily was great! My dogs were really well cared for and were really happy staying with her. They can't wait to go back.
Was really happy with my vacay at Emily's. Looking forward to booking again in the future!
Emily took time meeting with our dog Arthur prior to the boarding. Asked all the right questions and kept us informed on how our dog was doing the whole time. She was easy to reach and respond quickly. Our dog came home happy and we will book with Emily again without reservation!
Our dog loved her weekend (we think!) with Emily and her husband. We originally said that we would pick up at 5 and came back earlier and they both said they were bummed our dog was leaving so soon. They only take one dog at a time which we loved and she had free roam of the house. Our dog normally after boarding at a kennel would come home anxious and sleep for two days. Not this time! She came home napped and was back to herself that day. When we got there she was even still going up to them and not pulling to get out of there. We will absolutely use them again to take good care of our girl!
I can't say enough positive things about the care that Rob and Emily take of Josie. I think this was her third time staying with them and I have already reserved a couple more stays in the near future. They are warm and loving and Josie can't wait to get in their door when we approach their house. It's so nice to be relieved of the anxiety that I used to feel when I dropped Josie off at a kennel. So, I highly recommend Emily and Rob - just don't reserve them too often - I still want them to be available for Josie!
Another great stay for Tucker!
Emily was wonderful. She truly loves dogs, and she pampered our precious pooch. We will certainly use her services again.
Everything seemed to go fine. But how do we humans actually know how our dogs experience was while we were away! I guess if on a repeat visit they are excited to go into the house.

Emily (and Rob) seem to love their special visitors, my dog included. Emily was particularly flexible when we were running late on dropping off Walter for the week and when we picked him up earlier than expected.

I rate the experience 4 1/2 stars and I would use them again. Not a five only because can't ask Walter what he thought.
Josie felt right at home with Emily and Rob. I will use their service the next time I go away. She has been traumatized in the past when we have boarded her. When we picked her up, she was obviously happy to see us but we could tell she had fun while we were away. No desperate pulling to get away, this time. I especially appreciate that they only take one dog at a time.
While we don't review Rob and Emily each visit, our rate of return speaks volumes! The "boyz" run up the steps to their place, get lots of love and get good walks with Rob every day. Rob and Emily are so kind and reliable.
Emily and Rob were wonderful! They were very kind and gentle to our sweet Bailey!
awesome as always
Emily was great! Awesome communication, would definitely have them watch Daphne again.
Oreo was once again happy and well taken care of with Emily!
Mack and Daisy seemed right at home with Emily! Thank you for being great hosts to our babies. It's very obvious how much they love dogs, and they treated our pugs like their own. We will certainly rebook with you!
We felt very good leaving Russell with Emily and Rob. They already had the place setup for a doggie vaca: toys, treats, leashes, and bowls for food. Emily was also responsive whenever we asked for an update. Next time would love a photo update of Russell too!
Our lazy little dog had a nice weekend with Emily and Rob. We really appreciated their flexibility and willingness to take care of our pup on short notice.
Leo had a great time with Emily and Rob. We all felt very welcome and you can tell this couple are true dog lovers! They take pride in giving your dog a good vacay. I felt safe and happy knowing he was in the best of care while we enjoyed some skiing.
Emily and her husband were wonderful and loving to our dear Miss Piggy. She had a great time, and they really went above and beyond as to making sure all the arrangements worked out.
Our small doggies really loved Emily and Rob! They felt so comfortable with them -- from the first meet n greet when the dogs totally made themselves at home, till when we arrived to pick them up at the end of the stay and they acted like they didn't want their pupcation to end!
I think this was our third or fourth time using Emily and Rob. They treat my Buffy like an only child: all attention is focused on her - and she loves it! I hope we will be able to continue this happy relationship long into the future.
Emily provided a great home-away-from-home for our dog. We would use her again!
As we were stuck in endless traffic jams on I-95, we suddenly received a text from Rob and Emily, with a picture of our Buffy serenely enjoying Arlington's Spy Pond and smiling right into the camera (or so it seemed to us). It instantly made us feel so much better to see her relaxed and happy!

We were, once again, very pleased with Emily and Rob's care.
These friendly, gentle dog lovers took good care of our sweet boy. We hope he can stay with Emily & Rob again!
Coby has great time with Emily and Rob!! They are by far the best host we could find in local area!! We accidentally cancel our trips and also need to force Emily to change her schedule as well, but she fully corporate with us. GREAT host and Coby will definitely come back to Arlington!
What a terrific experience this has been! My Buffy is not a difficult dog, but I may have been a somewhat difficult client, needing both early morning and late night drop off and pick up, and of course, my worry that Buffy might have a behavior lapse. It all worked great, thanks to Emily and Rob. And if you think that Buffy missed me ... well, apparently not so much, but that is also a good thing. Absolutely positively will use them again, happily and gratefully.
While we don't review every stay, let it be known that Rob and Emily provide a very loving environment for "the boys" who run excitedly into their house when we arrive!
Darla's 3rd visit with Emily....Darla always seems so happy to go play and stay with Emily :) Emily is truly a dog lover, responsible and reliable. And Darla is always tired after her visit...tired dog= happy dog owner!! Thanks Emily and see you again soon !!
Emily is always great with Starlene and I so appreciate her being patient with my old pup!
After a day or two of missing his mom, Pumpkin seemed to settle right into the routine with Emily. Emily was extra loving to an already affectionate dog, and it was nice that she catered to his sensitive nature. She respected my wishes in terms of meals, walks, and other guidelines and was responsive to queries while I was away. We hope Emily will have Pumpkin back the next time I go away. It was a relief to know that Pumpkin was in very capable and loving hands. Thank you Emily!
Em is great! Starlene always comes back looking super happy. We appreciate Emily being flexible in what time we drop Starlene off and she's very good about feeding Starlene her pretty complex meals! Highly recommend!
Our pups go RUNNING up to Emily and Robb's door now! That's all the feedback we need!!
Breezy loved her stay! And I felt very comfortable leaving her with Emily. Thanks so much for looking after her for me!
Emily took great care of my little Duck while I was away. It was clear that she and her husband lavished him with cuddles and attention as though he was their own dog. I definitely recommend booking with Emily!
Emily was great!
Artie and Mackey are so loved at Emily and Robb's place! They can't wait to book another visit.
Emily and Robert are absolutely amazing! Our elderly dog requires a great deal of extra care (as well as daily medicine) and they handled all of his many needs beautifully. Our sweet pup came home so happy from his little vacation after getting to do his favorite activities. I cannot recommend them enough as hosts! We felt like our dog was in the best hands and had no worries while we were out of state. A fantastic experience with two lovely people who clearly adore dogs!
One of the "boys" made himself right "at home" in the first five minutes....And Emily was incredibly gracious about that little mishap. Both dogs seemed to be quite cozy by the end of the first day. Just the right sort of loving home for two pups who love walks, long naps, chasing balls and snuggling.
Emily was amazing! Starlene is a bit of a anxious dog, and Em made her comfortable and so happy! Usually when I pick her up from boarding she's kind of a stress mess. She was soooo happy at Emily's! Emily was also kind enough to send me messages about how she was doing and some pictures too which was so comforting! She was also really flexible about pick up times. Overall amazing experience! Thanks Emily!!
This was our first time leaving Enzo for a night and we were a bit apprehensive, but Emily put us at ease immediately during the 'meet and greet'. Amazingly easy to work out the details for the overnight stay. We will definitely contact Emily the next time we go out of town. Enzo had a great time with Emily and Rob!
Emily took fabulous care of our Irish terrier Maisy and showered her with love and TLC. She was very easy going and I could tell that Maisy ( who is somewhat anxious about new experiences) would be in excellent hands. She went on on regular walks, and got lots of attention.
As always, my experience with Emily was excellent. I had complete peace of mind while I was away and my dog was in her care. My dog is loved and well cared for while with Emily.
Emily and Robb provided a loving stay -- Happy dogs came home to a nice long nap!
Emily is great. We will be using her again soon. :)
Cinder just came back from a great weekend with Emily. Emily and Rob were great with her, and she was very well cared for. I will definitely send Cinder to them again. Anne S.
Emily was great - flexible with pick up / drop off and was able to take my appointment at the last minute.
Emily is simply the best!
Our little dachshund had a wonderful time at Emily's. It was clear that he had received lots of love and attention while we were away. We highly recommend Emily!
Maxwell had a wonderful time with Emily! He came home happy and tired. We will definitely use Emily again!
Our dog Miley stayed overnight with Emily this past weekend. Emily was great, she obviously loves dogs. She sent us pictures and a video of her stay which was really nice. I would definitely recommend using Emily.
Emily was absolutely wonderful! I was very impressed at our meet and greet, and felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her for the weekend. Emily also gave regular updates about him, and was very attentive to our needs. When I picked him up, I could tell he had been well-cared for. I was very happy with her and will definitely use her again!
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