Auntie Teresa's Ohana Style
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Teresa H.
Cypress, CA 90630
72 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Teresa's Resident Pets

Marty
German Shepherd Dog
Male
11 yr 9 mo old
Roscoe
Lhasa Apso
Male
12 yr 10 mo old

Teresa's Townhome

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

About Teresa

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
In the Hawaiian language, ohana means family, and because I only host two dogs at a time your dogs will receive individual, personalized attention, with more playtime, longer walks, and way more hugs and cuddling in a quiet intimate setting. Pups under two years old have a higher rate. Ohana style means becoming a member of our family, whether for a day, weekend, or longer. Your dog can enjoy the distinction of being a VIP, (very special pup).

Dogs are my life, they are my reason for living. I have Marty, a medium collie/shepherd mix rescue that is mellow and gentle. I also rescued Roscoe, an older, diabetic, Lhasa Apso, who I give insulin injections to and closely monitor. We live in a "dog proof" condo, with a enclosed back patio. We have beautiful walking paths, and parks to play in. Your pup will be a member of our dog crazy ohana, and will be loved and spoiled rotten. Live Aloha
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Can administer oral medicine
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Teresa H.
Cypress, CA 90630
72 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 22, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Teresa's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
72 Reviews
Maggie spent 5 days with Teresa and it was an awesome experience! Maggie is 11.5 years old and has never spent a night away from home without me, so I was a bit worried on how she would be. Teresa took great care of her! Maggie loved being around the other dogs and going for walks. She received 1st rate care and Teresa sent lots of pics to keep me updated.
I will definitely use Teresa again!
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Teresa is great. Feel very comfortable leaving our dogs with her. She is very good at communicating and sending pictures also.
Our girls enjoyed their weekend away as much as we we did. Aunt Teresa is PAWSOME!!! They are already looking forward to their next visit. We highly reccomend Teresa!
Pawsome is Correct!! I found Teresa searching for a doggie sitter as our DogVacay sitter had to cancel. Since Teresa's reviews were so very comforting, we decided to contact her for a "meet & greet". Teresa is very well educated on the wellbeing of doggies so we decided then that leaving our overweight Labradoodle with her would be perfect. During our absence, she worked with him on his eating habits and now we feed him according to her schedule and recommendations. He no longers needs "enticement" foods to eat. We were very lucky to see that Teresa was available during the week we were in Alaska. She did send pictures and kept in contact during our vacation. Joey looked happy and content! Thank you, Teresa!!!
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Another wonderful visit with Teresa! Our dog Honey just jumps right in like a member of the family.
Awesome!!!
Teresa is fantastic! My dog Chloe did very well staying with her. I received updates on how Chloe was doing every day and more than once a day. I received pictures of Chloe relaxing in the house as well as going for a walk outside. Leaving Chloe with Teresa was such a relief knowing that she was with someone that truly loves and knows about dogs. I have booked Teresa for our next trip. I highly recommend her.
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Our pup had another wonderful stay with Auntie Teresa. Vixie is always so excited when we arrive at Teresa's. We know he loves his visits! Teresa was wonderful in accommodating our late request also. Thanks so much!
We love Teresa! I have complete confidence in her and know unconditionally that she will take the best care of my precious boy. He can be a handful at times yet she is always patient and knows how to manage the pack so everyone is safe and comfortable. She goes the extra mile for us and that's why we love her so much!! No comparison to any other boarding service I've ever used.
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Teresa is great. Our dog Pepper was healthy and happy... and exhausted in a good way. He looked great. Loved to see pictures of Pepper during our vacation, and we're glad we found Teresa.
Teresa is the best! My Sophie Jane was so happy and was loved, brushed, walked and taken care of with so much love and attention. We love her!
Teresa is the absolute BEST, I don't think it is possible to find anyone else better to take care of my baby Charlie than Teresa. This is the 4th time that Charlie gets to stay with Teresa, Jeff and their 2 fur babies. Teresa would text us pictures and video of our little boy and update us on how he's doing throughout the day. It's always hard being away from him when we go on vacay (9 days this time) but Teresa takes such good care of him that we feel so at eased and worried free while away. Another wonderful thing about having Charlie stay with Teresa is that he gets to play with her dogs Marty and Roscoe. They are truly two of the most nicest and well-behaved dogs I've ever met. Teresa and her family are so good to Charlie that I think he really misses them when we bring him back home.
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Top Notch as always!!!! Our pups enjoyed their visit while we enjoyed our worry free vacation knowing that our girls were in the best care. Already booking our next vacations. Teresa, Jeff, Marty & Roscoe are the BEST!!!!
Teresa took extreme good care of shadow
Shadow is usually very sad when we leave him with anyone
So on our trip we were initially concerned but Teressa kept us updated with shadows pictures and activities
With Terresa he seemed very happy
Thank you Teresa for the great care you gave shadow
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Another great stay with Teresa! She was so accommodating when we contacted her last minute to keep Vixie over the long weekend. Our pup gets so excited as we get near her home -- a sure sign he loves his stays. We would definitely recommend Teresa.
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It was our first time ever using a dog sitter and I must say we hit the jackpot finding Teresa and Jeff. They were amazing with our puppy Cocoa .. Not only as a dog sitters they are wonderful people they made us feel so welcomed in their home. Have to say I hope she is available every time we need her. My daughter choose them over 5 other people and her instincts were right they showed our 6 month puppy so much love , we got videos and photos through out the day.. Such a amazing first time experience .
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Another great visit at Teresa's house! Honey just jumps right in with Marty & Roscoe like she's one of the family. Love the video & picture updates too!
Five stars isn't enough! I was lucky enough to find Teresa with availability on short notice. Such a kind and loving home, I'm pretty sure our dog Honey would have stayed there forever given half a chance!
Teresa was amazing! We were nervous about leaving them with someone new, but as soon as we met Teresa and her family, all that stress went away.

I knew both our kids (dogs) were in great hands! We got pictures, videos and updates regularly. There is no substitute for good people watching your loved ones. We will definitely be using Teresa again.
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Our pup had such a great time staying with Teresa. She was very accommodating and sent us daily updates of the fun he was having. He even had a visit with Santa on Christmas. We definitely plan to use Teresa again.
Thank you once again. Teresa is the most wonderful and understanding caregiver. My doggies were well taken care of. She was also so understanding when my flight was delayed for over 3hours. We felt so bad but she was so sweet about it. We are truly grateful to her. We love her and her family!! I definitely recommend her with 100 stars! Thank you again Teresa. I don't know know what we would do without you. :-)
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Once again a worry free vacation for us. Our girls make themselves right at home at Teresa's house and are considered family there. We can actually look forward to our vacations now knowing our girls are in such good hands with Teresa! Already deciding where and when to go next.
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Teresa is the consummate host. She provides a loving, playful and safe environment for our beloved Cooper. Her care is always awesome, and Cooper will most certainly be back for more vacations.
We have absolutely no reservations in recommending her service. It"s a 5 star canine retreat.
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Teresa and her husband are so wonderful and kind! We took our fur baby Charlie to meet with Teresa before booking the overnight stays. She made sure that our Charlie is the right fit for her pack before agreeing to take him. Teresa's two dogs are very well-behaved. After the meet and greet we knew instantly that we wanted Teresa to take care of our Charlie while we were away.

Charlie stayed with Teresa for 7 days and everything turned out wonderfully. Every day (several times a day) Teresa would text us pictures and videos of Charlie. At Teresa's house, Charlie gets to play all day with his very well-mannered doggie friends. What more could we ask for when boarding our fur baby?

My husband and I are truly happy that we have found Teresa; she and her husband are genuine dog lovers! Now that we have found such great people to take care of our baby while we are away, we have already planned future vacations and will be booking with Teresa again (and again)!
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Teresa was wonderful! Maxi was very well taken care of. I will definitely have Teresa watch Maxi again
Teresa is simply THE BEST. A wonderful dog lover.
Theresa is the BEST!!!! Our dog Cooper lovers her...she truly loves dogs!!
Another wonderful vacation for us and our girls! Teresa treats our girls like her own. We are so blessed to have found her. We can actually relax on our vacations now instead od worry. Teresa is "SIMPLY THE BEST!"
Wonderful!
Auntie T is amazing! She was very professional, kind and responsible. I received daily updates and pictures! I will definitely use her services again. What a great feeling to know your dogs are truly being cared for by such a genuine person.
We contacted Teresa and scheduled a meet and greet. She took the time to make sure my dog would be a good fit with her dogs and once that was done she agreed to take my Sally, an 8 yr old Jack Russell, for a vacay. We dropped her off and Sally happily went in to the house and made herself at home. Everyday that we were gone Teresa sent videos and pictures of all they were doing. Teresa walked her several times a day which Sally adores and she let her take up residence on her bed. I could tell that Sally was happy and that Teresa adored her. What more could I ask for. Sally would happily go back to Teresa's and I would feel relieved to leave her with such a kind caring puppy mommy. I may even think about having Sally stay for a couple of day visits, just because she also enjoyed playing with Teresa's dogs.
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Our girls had just as good of a vacation as we did. Teresa & Jeff were PAWSOME as usual. We have never felt more comfortable leaving our kids than we do now that we have found Teresa. The girls are already looking forward to their next Dog Vacay. 8 paws up for Teresa :)
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Teresa was incredible. We left our two 1 yo puppies with Teresa for 2 weeks. This was the first time leaving them with a non family member, so we were a little worried. After meeting Teresa we felt confident our dogs would be well taken care of. She treated our dogs like she treated her own dogs. You could tell she really loved the dogs, and spent so much time with them. She was great with communication also- she sent us multiple pictures and videos every day- showing them going for regular walks, playing, eating, and relaxing. She also responded to texts right away.
She seemed to go above and beyond, and we would definitely leave our dogs with her the next time we go away.
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Teresa is Wonderful! I feel like my dog is with family.
Teresa is wonderful! She treats our boy like one of her own--lots of loving & exercise make a happy & tired dog. I recommend her to all my friends. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog in her care knowing he is safe & happy until I return.
Teresa was a great sitter for our weekend trip - she seems to have a lot of experience with dogs of all levels of obedience/behavior types. My dog can be a lot to handle but she did a great job, I felt he was in very good hands (the photos she texted helped too!). I definitely recommend her!
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Teresa is PAWSOME!!!!!! Once again we were able to enjoy our vacation and know that our girls were well taken care of. We will never go back to an in home sitter or a kennel. The dogs are care for like they are her own. We can now look forward to worry free vacations since we began using Teresa.
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This is the second time Teresa took care of my dog and again she was wonderful. Teresa took my dog for walks, paid lots of attention to her, gave her medication on time, and sent me photos and videos so I could see how happy my dog was. I felt very comfortable that my dog was well taken care of while I was gone.
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Teresa is FANTASTIC. Shadow had a great time and I always feel comfortable leaving my best friend in Teresa's capable and loving hands. I highly recommend her.
Extremely pleased. The care is top notch and I could not do better. My pup is always relaxed, happy and stress free while at Teresa's.
Teresa did a wonderful job taking care of my dog. She sent me pictures and my dog always looked happy in them. I feel very very comfortable leaving my dog with Teresa. I know she will get lots of love and attention!
This was the first time we had left our puppy for more than a weekend. Never the less, Teresa made our puppy's 10-day stay full of fun activities, walks, playmates and loving attention - all documented by texting us photos and reports regularly so that we could see she was in good health and happy. We have a lot of confidence in Teresa's skills, judgement and professionalism as a dog care provider. She has cared for our puppy several times and it's always been a positive experience that has made our trips away essentially worry-free. She is a loving, careful, thoughtful expert. We will use her services in the future and recommend her to friends.
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We are the LUCKIEST people in the world to find Teresa!!! She loves dogs so much and we never have to worry that he is getting loved and spoiled in her home!!
I am very happy with Teresa...we knew Benny was in a loving home. Thanks Teresa for taking care of our puppy!
Teresa was amazing! She made our dogs feel like they were part of her family. We got several pictures a day of our dogs which we loved! We fort like our dogs were with someone who truly cared about our dogs the way she cares about her own. We will absolutely be using Teresa again!
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Our dog Allan had an excellent stay with Teresa. She is conscientious, loving, and fun. She made sure our dog had everything he needed for comfort, kept to his routine, and took him on walks. Teresa truly loves dogs, enjoys their company, and our Allan really responded positively to that. Thanks, Teresa!
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teresa takes wonderful care of my special needs pooch! i know when i leave daisy with teresa, i don't need to worry if she's ok, i know she is being exceptionally well taken care of! if i have a choice, i won't ever leave daisy with anyone but teresa!
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Teresa & Jeff provided our 5 month old terrier puppy with a great day care experience. They are such loving and professional canine caretakers that we had no worries about our puppy's safety and well being. They kept us connected with pictures and when we picked her up at the end of the day she was relaxed and happy. We will use them again and are happy to recommend them to others.
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This was our first experience with boarding and it couldn't have been a better experience. Thank you for taking care of our pups so well.
We've used a lot of Pet Sitters over the years, usually having them come to our home to stay overnight. Leaving our girls with Teresa for the past week was by far the best Pet Sitting experience that we have ever had. Teresa & Jeff treat their furry guests as one of their own furry family. We've already booked our next vacations with Teresa. Teresa is a gem! She always answers our questions and concerns within minutes and is very good about sending updates & pictures. We give Teresa 5 stars, but if we could give her 100 stars we would. 100% Satisfied - and our girls are happy too!!!
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I am extremely please with the care and attention given to my Siberian husky "Stryker". Teresa was great. So glad I found her.
Teresa treated my dog, Cookie very well. It looks he spent a very good time. I would like to thank her and would come back next time. Kiyo Watanabe
We are so happy we met Teresa, but more importantly, our two girls are happy and had the best vacation! I am thrilled to not have to worry about our dogs safety or treatment while we're away.

Teresa and Jeff have a lovely, doggy-friendly house with an amazing patio. They are both easy-going people with GREAT attitudes who make you and your pups feel welcome. We loved receiving updates on how the girls were doing and the pictures were just fantastic. Proof positive they were happy!

Teresa's is the only place we will be taking our girls from here on out!
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Teresa took amazing care of my 2 year old Shepard/Lab Mix (Bella). The home is warm and friendly, they required a meeting before to see how the dogs would get along; which I very much appreciated because I got a chance to interview them as well. I will definitely come back. Thank you so much for taking care of Bella!!!!
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i first met with teresa and her husband to talk over my pooches special needs and make sure we were a good match. i was pleased to meet them and felt comfortable enough to have a test run sleepover to be sure all would be good. teresa was so great at calming my nerves and assuring me everything would be ok. i picked up my fur baby and could immediately tell she was very well taken care of, and at home with teresa and her own pack. we will definitely be using them for ALL our fur baby sitting needs in the future! thanks again teresa, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you and leave daisy in your care!
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Teresa did a excellent job in watching my husky. I am so happy I used her service.
Teresa and Jeff, and their two 4-legged kids Marty and Rosco, were absolutely the best family for our puppy Shayna. First of all, we have a very busy schedule and I really appreciated the quick, efficient, friendly and professional way that Teresa communicated with us. Everything got better from there. The meet and greet with her family went very well. Shayna remembered them when we arrived for her vacay and felt comfortable in their house. Everything in their home and yard is immaculate, warm, inviting and dog friendly. They cared for her like she was their puppy with lots of love and attention. They sent us photos periodically so we could see that Shayna was doing fine. This was the first time we had left our puppy with anyone. Happily for Shayna it was harder for us than for her because she was having a great time playing with her new friends. We will definitely be using Teresa's hospitality in the future. Shayna says "Double woof to that!"
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Theresa and Jeff are amazing! They have a beautiful dog and puppy friendly home! They had our Clary for a week and saved us from having to travel back to SD. Our baby girl is only 11wks old and I had reservations about leaving her anywhere, she absolutely loved them right from the get go and had so much fun on her own vacation! We will definitely keep in touch and recommend them to anyone and everyone☺ our little girl was sad to leave. We'll definitely see you soon! We can't thank you enough! You 2 are a Godsend!!
-The 'C' family
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Thank you so much for caring for my doggie boy! You are so nice and loving with our dog, we felt completely comfortable leaving him with you. We will definitely use your services again.??
Teresa is fantastic. Her prompt replies, her genuine care for my pet-friend, her positivity, etc...This was my first time using DogVacay and it was much better than what I anticipated.

I will make sure to tell everyone at Arbor Dog Park how great DogVacay and Teresa are.

Thank you so much for watching Shadow. He will be back, many times, I am sure.

Sidney Vianna
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Teresa is wonderful!
Teresa is amazing, as always! My pup was happy as can be to be back with her & I left without a worry in the world!
Theresa is the BEST!!!! We are so very lucky to have found her!
This is the second time Elsie has stayed with Teresa & Jeff. We thank our lucky stars to have found people so special to leave our dog with. We don't worry when Elsie is with them; we can relax with absolutely no anxiety. Now, how fabulous is that! Our only fear is that they could get too busy and not have room for us. They are tops. They are the best and I thank them for being there. B & B Ryder
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We looked and looked for the perfect person to take care of our Mia. Well we found her! Teresa was like leaving Mia with a family member. She sent us photos everyday with a note attached as to what Mia was doing! How cool is that! We never looked back. We enjoyed our mini vacation and now we are ready to plan another trip. We have Mia handled. This is the best thing we ever did for ourselves. Thanking you DogVacay for giving us Teresa!
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From the first meeting with Teresa, I knew my Logan would be well taken care of. Teresa and Jeff and their 2 dogs got to spend some time with my Logan so that everyone felt assured this would be a good fit. I was able to have a worry free and wonderful vacation with Photo updates on my happy dog. I am so grateful for the care and love Logan received. She is definitely going to be my first choice for Logan! Thank you, Thank you!
Very grateful!
Irene and Logan.
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Teresa & Jeff are both very committed to providing you & your dog(s) the best possible, worry-free experience. Although I was somewhat nervous about leaving my dog for the first time, my anxiety was quickly erased with the real time photos & messages sent each day providing updates on his activities. By day 2 I was confident my boy was in good hands & receiving top notch care. Their home is completely dog friendly and they are a great team together who both love dogs. They are perfect surrogate parents for my dog & I will definitely use them again when I need a place to board.
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I'd give Theresa 10 stars if I could! She took care of my blind old pup like he was her own. I received text photos of him out for a walk, sleeping contentedly on a fluffy dog bed, and exploring his new surroundings. Her home is beautiful, with a dog-friendly indoors and constant access to a patio-garden, complete with neatly maintained doggie grass. Her dogs are friendly and easy-going, great with my terrier. Teresa herself is the lovelies person. If Loki can always stay with her, I'll be a happy dog owner.
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I am so very happy with my experience with Teresa and her husband. I first met them on a meet and greet with my dog, and they made me feel very comfortable from the beginning. They showed me around their house and made me and my dog feel right at home. While I was away, they would update me with information and pics on my dog (It was nice to receive that when I was away from home). When my fiance went to pick my dog up, he said he knew she had a great time because she didn't want to leave! I will definitely be using them again next time we leave! Thanks again!
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Hi, I had a super great time. 5 star food. The softest of linens. Highest Canine Zagat rating 30 out of 30!! Thank you so verrry much.................. Signed, (paw print)
Teresa (& Jeff) are absolutely, without a doubt, the most awesome duo. We met with other dog sitters earlier in the year and decided that we'd be more comfortable putting our dog in a kennel.
Then, we met Teresa and Jeff. Our dog knew these folks were exceptional. Not only did our dog warm up to Teresa & Jeff immediately, so did we.
We were gone over three weeks and we knew our dog was in fine hands. Teresa sent us photos of our happy animal for the entire duration of our trip and we could see how well our dog adjusted.
We would leave our dog with Teresa and Jeff in a heartbeat. They are the best people, and I give them accolades, a high recommendation, and all my gratitude.
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Teresa took very good care of our Dutchess. She has watched her before and takes very good care of her. Every time they see each other Ditchess goes crazy with happiness. I would definitely recommend Teresa if you are looking for a sitter for your dog.
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