BARBIE'S BED & BISCUITS/SMALL BREED

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Barbie D.

16 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Airedale Terrier, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Belgian Sheepdog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Bloodhound, Bullmastiff, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, German Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Barbie's Resident Pets

Juliet
Maltese
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Daisy
Pomeranian
Female
4 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Barbie's House

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Barbie

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I know this is long, but well worth the read. I AM YOUR BABY'S FURRY GODMOTHER! I am changing my status to an EXCLUSIVELY SMALL BREED ONLY HOST! I WILL not take any more than 25 lbs.( The reason for my decision has been because of my experience working with DogVavay. There have been many clients that have found it very difficult to find a Host to watch their small fur children around mine & surrounding areas. They had mentioned places like California, Utah & other states on the West Coast). The exceptions will be for the clients that have already booked with me. I do find it myself from 20-40 lbs. IS quite a difference. I wouldn't want ANY fur child to get hurt on MY watch.
My husband Ron & I are a young 58 yr. old extremely responsible couple. I am a stay at home fur baby Mommy. I cook dinner for my babies on a daily basis & also bake all natural bones & snacks for my fur children & their guests. I have a small dog cookie business called, Juliet's Kitchen. There are absolutely no crates in our home, for the exception of an emergency. It is smoke free, quiet & our furniture is all fur baby friendly. I have recently added a 12x14' beautiful & bright REAL bedroom for our fur children & their guests. It has a twin sized bed, stairs, a few 4 poster dog beds, a few dog couches, a little pup tent, a ONE OF A KIND HAND PAINTED toy box, a dresser for their clothes & also a flat screened TV for your babies to watch nature videos or soothing music while they are napping. I have added these bedroom photos, please take a look. Your babies will sleep with us in our bed if they would like to, or they can sleep in their very own bedroom. They will get plenty of indoor/outdoor exercise. I have a long hallway which they all love to play "chase me". When one plays, they all play & when one rests, they all rest. I offer healthy home made snacks & fresh veggies, with your permission of course. We also make Peanut Butter & Yogurt Popsicles for a nice cool treat for hot summer days. All you have to bring is their regular food (enough for their stay) & favorite bed/blankie, but the bed is not necessary, because they all sleep with us anyways, It is NOT necessary to leave their leashes. I have tons & would not want anyone's personal leash to be lost or misplaced. However, I prefer ALL babies be put into a WALKING HARNESS, because of the fact that your babies necks are so tiny, they could be injured & also,they are much easier to walk as a pack. If you do not have one, I suggest starting to use one or I may have a few they could use while they are with me, Your little darlings will get tons of love & beg you to come back to Aunt Barbie's. I literally have a few dogs that do not want to go home when their parents come for them. I have 2 cats who may hide & 2 female, very docile little dogs who love to play with our guests. All I ask is your dog be 25 lbs. or LESS & not be AGRESSIVE or VERY HYPER. Your little babies will go out for exercise 4 to 5 times a day. With your permission & weather permitting, I take them on car rides, little field trips & for walks around a beautiful nearby pond. I DO NOT charge extra for these trips or baths IF needed. We also have a tiny sized puppy pool for those who like to play in water. After a full day of play, they will each get a private massage at bedtime to encourage "sleepy time". They each get 2 small treats for being good with their massage, Then we ALL climb into our large king sized bed & sleep like babies, although I sleep with one eye open, lol. (Potty breaks right before bed too). PLEASE BE SURE YOUR FUR BABY IS UTD WITH VACCINES & HOUSE TRAINED. If your little one does have an "accident", it will be treated as such.

A NOTE FOR MALES DOGS: You MUST supply your own male dog with a "belly band". These are pamper like material & are disposable. OR go online & buy the washable belly bands for males. The BEST one is called: SIMPLE SOLUTIONS, washable male wrap. Measure your dogs belly & get the correct size. You must also supply the sanitary napkins that go "inside" the belly band. PURCHASE THESE at your grocery store in the feminine hygiene isle. Buy the thick overnighters with the "winged" tabs. (They could be cut in half if needed). They literally wrap around your male dog's belly, so when they lift their leg to "mark", it goes onto the pad that the band holds in place & stays off the floor, etc. This is for the protection of my house/furniture. Whether male dogs are neutered or if they do not piddle or mark in YOUR home, they do however mark their territory in other's home's, because of different scents or other pets that are in the host's home. So don't be surprised if a host tells you your dog was marking. It's their nature. I will not accept ANY male dogs without them, so please plan ahead & have them with you preferably for your dog's Meet & Greet & stay. Females however do not usually "mark" a territory.

A NOTE FOR NEW FEMALE/MALE PUPPIES: It is highly advised you bring a crate for night time use ONLY (or I have one med. sized one here) for the protection of your little ones & also puppy pampers found at your local pet shop. Again: Please be sure to measure your pups belly to be sure & get the correct size.

I send pictures & video updates everyday via cell & or FB.


BIRTHDAY PARTIES: If your fur baby's birthday falls within the time they are here, I bake them a birthday cake & we have a party for them with the rest of the pack being your fur baby's "guest's". We TRY to get all the guests to sit on a chair around the table with the Birthday boy/girl at the head of the table & sing Happy Birthday to them. ALL FREE OF CHARGE!!!

I DO hope you choose me, because
THATS WHAT MAKES ME SPECIAL AS YOUR BABY'S HOST!!

***WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF YOUR FUR BABY HAS FLEAS OR IS NOT ON FLEA PREVENTATIVE***
I CANNOT STRESS THAT ENOUGH!!

I CHOSE TO BE EXCLUSIVE TO THE SMALLER DOG BREED!
I mainly babysit for fur children that are small, as small as 4 lbs. I cannot take ANY baby that is any higher than 12-14" from their collar to the floor There ARE exceptions for every dog that comes here. There are no automatic rejections until the day of the Meet & Greet where I can personally assess how they walk on leash, if they are jumpers, how they play with others or are food or toy aggressive. I have a nice quiet, well behaved pack that know each other personally & usually helps me assess the new pack member & gives me the paw's up. I personally make it my business to let ALL the babies know that I AM STILL THEIR #1 PACK LEADER!

AT THE MEET & GREET: I ask the parents to come onto my large enclosed GATED deck & immediately take off their pups leash & put them down while the others stay in my home, I watch what their baby's do & let them sniff around. I then let MY two dogs out. I ask the parents not to be nervous & to keep talking with me & ask me questions. If all seems to be going well, I let the rest out to get to know each other. All while this is happening, I ask the parents to stand in one place & JUST observe. Dogs have their own way of meeting. Lifting their legs & sniffing each other is a way of saying hello, so no embarrassment needed. If no problems seem to exist, I let them out in my unfenced yard, but each has their own tie out attached to them & the leashes are long enough to stay in one back area of my med. sized yard. Plenty of room to run & play while staying in my sight at all times, far away from the quiet road I live on. THIS lets me know HOW they all play together as a group. If your pup seems to be a good match for my pack, then you will be asked to fill out papers with your dogs information. Be prepared to spend approximately 1 hour, as I also show you where the babies are allowed in my home.

The following days will have a price increase of $8.00 added onto my normal low cost of $32.00 per night & will be sent a CUSTOM QUOTE accordingly:
Easter Weekend, Mother's Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Father's Day, Independence Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, Columbus Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Day, Entire week of Christmas (7 days) New Year's Eve Weekend(2 days).

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME IN READING THESE IMPORTANT TIPS!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Barbie D.

16 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$32/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbie's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Barbie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Training
$20 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
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16 Reviews
Barbie took great care of our dog. Barbie sent pictures and updates, even checked in after we picked Cora up.
When our daughter got married, our dog, Casey, went to visit with Barbie and Ron. Not only was he well taken care of, he was loved. We got updates to let us know how he was doing. We were told that he felt right at home at bedtime. He had many walks and lots of attention. We were able to enjoy ourselves and not worry about Casey at all. We would highly recommend Barbie to love your dog, when you are not there to do it yourself!
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I was very pleased as soon as i met Barbie.more important my 1 year old dobie mix loved her. Barbie sent me pictures and video letting me know everything was fine. I could tell she loves what she does. Barbie sent us home with her homemade treats that my dog loved . She also surpized me with a great frame picture of Layla.I will definitely use them again.
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My dog Bailey recently spent 2 weeks with Barbie and her husband, Ron. We were able have a peace of mind while he was there because Barbie and Ron are very caring and loving to all of the dogs and treats them no diferent than they would their own. We recieved picture and video updates daily to help reassure us that our Bailey was safe and having a great time. All of the other dogs get along well and play safe with him which Barbie makes a priority. Bailey went on tons of adventures and car rides with Ron and was even treated to healthy, home made dog treats by Barbie. Barbie also taught him cool tricks such as using a doggy door for the first time AND how to put his paws together and "say his prayers" on command! To top off her amazing services, she sent Bailey home with tons of home made treats and even some super cute outfits. I returned home to a happy puppy! I wouldn't trust anyone else with Bailey as I do Barbie and Ron.
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Ellie seemed to have a delightful stay at Barbie's B and B. She had company of a pack, some new human friends, her needs were meant and her joy was multiplied.
I recently sent my puppy, Bailey to Barbie's for 2 nights, and he had a WONDERFUL time! Barbie and her husband Ron made it their duty to celebrate Bailey's one-year adoption date by making home-made dog treats which he LOVED. She even sent him home with a bag full of his favorite treats and a lovely present for us consisting of a framed picture of our puppy, and a lovely card. Barbie and Ron never fail to provide outstanding care for all the dogs. They went out for long walks and fun adventures so I know he is never bored and always active. I was constantly updated with pictures and video's as well. I can be at ease anytime my dog is there. Barbie is the best!
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Barbie was fantastic! She immediately gave Daisy love and attention, took her on walks and outings, and treated her like one of her own. Barbie even let Daisy sleep in her bed at night! Barbie sent me texts and pictures throughout Daisy's dogvacay that really helped me to stay connected and feel at ease about leaving her behind. It was comforting to leave her in a loving home setting, knowing she would be well cared for and never be put into a crate or cage. Daisy loved her home away from home! Thank you Barbie!
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We took our dog Fefe to stay with Barbie . The moment we met Barbie we felt so at ease . She was so sweet and friendly a very loving person. We trusted her right away. She treated our baby as her own which made the whole experience that much better. She even sent us updates with pictures of our Fefe. She makes her own organic dog cookies also that's a plus. She never left our pup alone . She even accommodated Fefe as she has trouble walking on some hard surfaces and even cut her nails to help her.. She has two of the cutest most friendly dogs of her own and plenty of dog friendly toys and the dogs also have there own room even a dog stroller!! At bedtime she let our Fefe sleep in her bed with her to make her feel more at home:) She is a dog genius a true dog lover! If you need to leave your dog anywhere Barbie's home is the place to do so! Your dog will be so happy! We hate to leave our dog anytime but she made it much easier for us. We are so glad we found someone so great as Barbie is. Will use Barbie again in the future! Thanks again Barbie! :)
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Our puppy Kira had such a great stay at Barbie's house! This was her first time staying away from home and she got to sleep on the bed with Barbie just like she would at home so she felt comfortable. She played very well with Barbie's two dogs and I received pictures and updates all weekend so I was comfortable knowing she was doing so well. I will definitely be using Barbies wonderful puppy hospitality in the future and highly recommend her!
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I was extremely nervous leaving Suzie for the first time and unsure of how well she would listen to Barbie or if she would get along with her dogs for a whole weekend. Barbie and Ron are amazing! I received frequent pictures and updates showing how well Suzie was doing and she was truely treated like a family member. When I came to pick her up she was relaxing on the porch like it was her own house. She was so comfortable and happy and got along great with Barbie's two dogs since they are so calm natured. I would definitely recommend her!
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Barbie and her husband, Ron did an outstanding job taking care of my puppy, Bailey! They provided 24/hr care and made sure my puppy was well taken care of, well fed, safe, and happy! Barbie provides a clean and safe environment for all the dogs, and treats them as her own. My mind is completely at ease when my puppy is there. I would recommend Barbie's Bed & Biscuits to any dog owner!
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this was my first time using Barbie. The first evening my dog had major separation anxiety. Barbie worked with him and by the next day he was comfortable and having a good time. My dog has diabetes so I tend to spoil him a bit. She sent plenty of pictures so that I knew my dog was having a good time.
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Thank you Barbie for taking such good care of my Sookie. She appears very happy after a week away and we appreciate the pictures and emails keeping us well informed. Thank you for being such a great place for our little girl.
Barbie does a great job. No one better. Our pup always comes home happy and satisfied and she provides 24/7 care for the dogs. Definitely trust worthy.
Barbie and her husband Ron took care of my dog as if it were their own. He has diabetes and needs shots twice per day and she took care of that wonderfully. She sent me pictures and updates on a regular basis of him playing in the yard ,or sleeping in his bed and i did not worry about him. When i came to pick up my boy he was happy,healthy and i i received a little photo album from his stay. I would definitely leave him with them again no problem.
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Bella's stay was PAWSOME and PAWfect!
She had a wonderful time with Barbie and Ron. I was so surprised when I came to pick up Bella that they had made a picture book of Bella's stay. They also gave us homemade dog food and treats and a little picture! It was above and beyond!!!
I really felt like Bella was in good hands as Barbie and I stayed in text touch while I was away. And she sent me text pictures to let me know what they were up to.
I would totally recommend Barbie's "Bed and Biscuit" to any dog owner- but ESPECIALLY SMALL dogs owners as she just knows how to treat them (like little princess's!).
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