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Valerie C.

35 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Valerie's Resident Pets

Nutella
Airedale Terrier
Female
7 yr 10 mo old

Valerie's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Valerie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our family lives in a single house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. It has a nice fenced in backyard with lots of grass to run and 2 self closing gates. The rear one opens to the neighborhood walking trails. It also has a large upper deck (best squirrel/rabbits "watch tower" ever). It also has a gate and when closed, it allows for that space to become a free roaming extension of the kitchen. There is no carpeting on the main (beside a few rugs) and 2nd level so it is easy to keep our floors clean in case of accidents.
Nutella is our 6 year old female Airedale (approx. 42lb). We adopted her 5 years ago from a rescue group. She is playful and looking forward to meeting her new playmate! Bring your dog's favorite toys and bed/crate or use ours. She doesn't mind! No extra charge for playtime in our household for sure.
She gets 2 daily walks of around 1/2h either with me or our son (16 years old). My husband takes over on the weekend for much longer ones. They like to exercise together!
I have a part time job with the summer off and my husband works most days from home. We understand that dogs don't like to be alone and always keep those times to a minimum. When it happens, Nutella has free range of the first floor and our master bedroom even though she is also crate trained.
Over the years we have hosted many of our friends' dogs and I always believed this is the best environment for our pets while traveling and being away. A home away from home. I was so pleased to find a website and service which promotes that philosophy for pet owners in our area. Our experience with DogVacay is growing and we have been enjoying every minute of it! Lots of dogs have come through our doors and repeat customers are the best as we get to see our favorite dogs again.
Cant wait to get to know your pet and make him/her part of our family!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Valerie C.

35 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 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.
Course 102 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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Valerie's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$19 /half-hour
$39 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
35 Reviews
I am so pleased with Dog Vacay and Valerie. Scheduling and payment are easy and I know that my dog will get the same care and attention that my family gives him. The pictures she sends give me peace of mind while I'm away. Valerie and family are his home away from home. Thanks for another great dog vacay!
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Valerie and her family were amazing!!!! I felt 100 percent confident that my pup was happy and loved. Valerie sent updates throughout the stay and I could tell that Bella was right at home enjoying life. What a gift you all are giving to pets and the families who love them!
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Valerie was wonderful!! We received pictures and videos throughout Boomer's stay abd it looked like they were all having a great time!! We will absolutely use Valerie in the future!!!
Skye's third stay with Valerie and her family was as wonderful as expected. The whole family has been great with our skittish girl, letting her warm up and come around in her own time. We truly had a fantastic week-long vacation without worrying about how our pup was doing in a new place -- she is becoming more familiar and comfortable with each stay, and LOVES her playtime with Nutella. Valerie sent us pictures and/or videos daily and I know Skye was in the best hands. I have recommended Valerie many times to local friends and will continue to do so!
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Valerie and her family were wonderful. She was so accommodating from being flexible with changing our meet and greet time to getting our pup to her house on the date of his overnight stay. I also received photo updates during his stay which was so nice to see!! Charlie came home happy and well-rested. I would definitely use Valerie again and would recommend her to anyone looking for a quality home to board their dog!
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Valerie always takes such good care of our fur baby. She sends daily updates and her entire family gives our puppy the attention she needs to feel safe when we are away.
Valerie and her family are the perfect hosts. Our dog, Flora, is a small, lap dog that has had issues with other hosts. When we pick Flora up from staying with Valerie and her family, she is happy!

We appreciate the pictures that Valerie post while we are away. It is nice to know that our Flora is always well taken care of when we are away.
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Valerie was the first pet sitter we ever had for our 10 month old lab Luna. She couldn't have been any better! We enjoyed the many videos and pictures, and it was obvious Luna was well taken care of the whole week. She loved Nutella, the resident pup as well! Thank you so much for taking such great care of our girl while we were away. Luna says thank you also
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Murphy had another awesome stay with Valerie and her family! They take the best care of him and he always comes back very happy and looking great! This is his third visit in 3 months. We would highly recommend booking with Valerie!
Valerie, her family and dog, Nutella were awesome hosts to my 1 year old puppy. Valerie sent me photo and video updates daily. My dog gets a little anxious when we leave her, but she had no problems staying with Valerie. Valerie walked her too, which my dog loves. We had a great boarding experience and would definitely use Valerie again in the future.
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This took longer than I wanted but I finally got around to writing this review. Valerie and her family did an awesome job taking care of our 1 yr old this past Christmas for 8 days, so much so that we are leaving our Shadow with her for 2 weeks again this August. She was awesome about sending pictures and movies with our puppy and making sure that we know he is well taken care of. Shadow had a great time playing with Nutella who is absolutely adorable and we could barely take him away when we went to pick him up. I would absolutely recommend Valerie to anyone who loves their dog and wants them to be well taken care of. We drive over an hr to bring Shadow to her and it is totally worth it :)
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Valerie took great care of Murphy! She was very patient and understanding of his issues and did not seem concerned with the additional care that he needed. Her dog Nutella is very sweet and put up with Murphy as well. We have already booked our dog's next stay with Valerie and will likely be booking more in the near future.
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Valerie was great. Our dog, Flora, is nervous around strangers and other dogs, but Valerie's family, including Nutella, made Flora feel safe and welcomed.
Valerie is an excellent host. She seemed to know exactly what my dog likes and needs. He was on some meds the week he stayed with her and she was familiar with them and had no problems administering. She sent regular pictures and updates so I knew he was getting lots of play time, walks, and naps. We are grateful to her for a week of excellent and professional care.
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Lakota had yet another wonderful stay with Valerie and family! The best part is that Lakota comes home so exhausted from so much play that she's very mellow for the rest of the day - it takes a lot to wear out a young German Shepherd! Valerie was extremely flexible about the constantly changing dropoff time, and held off on dog walk time until we got there. Lakota is going back in June for a few days. Great stay!
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Once again Valerie and her family treated our puppy like one of their own. Thanks so much!!
Not enough stars or nice things to say. Anna loves Valerie, Nutella, and family soooooo much!
It is always a worry-free vacation when Anna is with Valerie and her amazing family!
Always a perfect doggie vacation for Anna!
Anna's favorite home away from home! Valerie is always awesome!
Valerie and her family took such great care of my dog. Valerie also sent lots of pictures and videos throughout her stay with them which was very comforting. Daisy thoroughly enjoyed her stay and is still recovering from all the playtime and fun 3 days later.
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Roxi just returned from her third vacay with Valerie and Nutella! I can tell that she had a fabulous time from all the fun photos and videos that Valerie sent! Valerie treats Roxi just like family - I can go away and not worry one bit that Roxi will be happy, happy, happy!!! Valerie is AWESOME!! I'm so thrilled that I found Valerie on DogVacay, and so is Roxi ;)
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Val took care of our 10 month old puppy while we were on vacation in December. She sent pictures and or videos everyday of him playing and having a wonderful time. He was tired when we brought him home which meant he had tons of activity and enjoyed his visits. We will definitely request to have Val watch our puppy on our next vacation!
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Would leave 10 stars if I could. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Valerie and her family. They truly treat Anna as their own. She is always all wags when he arrive at their house. I can't imagine leaving her anywhere else. It is truly at doggie vacation for her with her best friend Nutella and family. This Thanksgiving we are thankful for Valerie!
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Valerie was AWESOME! Chief and Maverick had a blast with her beautiful pup, Nutella! She sent me numerous photo updates showing off that our fur babies didn't even miss us! I definitely recommend Valerie and will for sure be using her services again!
We are so happy that we found Valerie to take care of Sugar while we were away! Sugar immediately loved her dog, Nutella, and we knew she would have a great time playing with her friend for the week. Valerie is very accommodating and asked us about Sugar's normal routine. She sent us pictures and videos most days of the dogs playing together and taking walks, and updates of how Sugar was doing. Valerie's house is beautiful. It is set up for the dogs to be mostly on the first floor, including having a big crate there for guest dogs. She has a nice backyard with a substantial fence and a wonderful deck. I'm sure Sugar spent a lot of time running in the backyard and barking at squirrels from the deck. It's a great place for dogs!
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I can’t say enough good things about our recent experience with Valerie and her family! We had been trying to figure out someone care for our shy, timid, fearful (although gaining confidence slowly but surely!) pup Skye for an upcoming trip several months out. Another dog owner from the dog park recommended Valerie, and I contacted her to explain our situation and see what she thought. After our meet and greet, we agreed it would be best to do an overnight stay while our family was still local in case there were issues. Valerie asked a lot of questions so she knew what to expect and how to handle certain situations. Valerie sent updates, pictures and videos over the course of Skye’s stay and it really helped put our minds at ease knowing she was in such great hands and having a blast. As we expected, Skye was more hesitant around the male family members but they didn’t force anything and let Skye ease in at her own pace. Valerie and her family were so accommodating and Skye seemed to warm up pretty quickly, especially with a fun and sweet playmate like Nutella around. It was a really great experience – we have no hesitations about leaving her with Valerie and family again, and I know Skye will be thrilled for her next stay!
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Jax had another wonderful weekend with Valerie and her family.
What a wonderful find!! Valerie was awesome - I couldn't have asked for a better first experience with DogVacay! I was away for a week and never once worried about Roxi. From the notes, photos, and videos that Valerie sent every day, it was clear to see that Roxi was happy and enjoying her time with Valerie and her sweet dog, Nutella. I will definitely be looking forward to using DogVacay again - specifically Valerie :)
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Our dog Jax was in wonderful hands with Valerie. He came home exhausted from all the playtime and attention he received. We will definitely use her again. Loved the updated photos and videos she sent.
Valerie and her family were fantastic! They treated our puppy like one of their own! We will definitely be using them again down the road.
Valerie was great at caring for our dear Champ. This was our first extended trip without him but Valerie made it really easy for us by ensuring that Champ was cared for in a loving way. Her daily pictures and videos brought smiles to our faces and we felt reassured that he was in great hands.

We will definitely count on Valerie for our next vacation and highly recommend her for your next trip.

Thanks Valerie for help making our vacation a worry-free one. We really appreciate your support.
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Valerie and her family were fantastic. They treated Anna as their own dog. Anna had a great time playing with their dog Nutella who was an excellent playmate. We received daily messages and videos to see how well Anna was faring. I never worried once as I knew Anna was in great hands. I am ready to book Anna another vacation with Valerie's family and Nutella. I know Anna will be thrilled to return. I can't say enough nice things!!
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Valerie took care of my dog like one of her own. She is very caring and great to work with. I would absolutely consider her again next time I need her services.
If I could give Valerie and her family 10 paw-stars, I would!! This was the most guilt-free vacation I've ever had, and my German Shepherd, Lakota, had a fantastic time with the host family! I received multiple updates and pictures daily of Lakota going for long walks, playing with Valerie's son, napping with the sweet family dog, Nutella, etc. Apparently Lakota even slept in the son's room with him because she didn't want to be alone downstairs! The host family went out of their way to make her feel like part of their family. I would absolutely use Valerie again as a host, and my only hesitation in recommending her is that everyone will find out what a fantastic place she provides and she will be completely booked. I really can't say enough good things. Thanks, Valerie and family!!
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