Barkin Betailin

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Celeste G.

27 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Celeste's Resident Pets

Henry Ford Goldie
Labrador Retriever
9 yr 9 mo old

About Celeste

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love dogs! We enjoy spending time with yours and will treat them each like they are part of our family. If you have a need for either daycare or the traditional overnight stay for your fur baby, please scroll to the bottom if you are in a hurry and want to know more about the services and concerns before reading our bios. Thank you for considering us for your fur baby's needs! We look forward to meeting you!
****And, please look for the MEET AND GREET option so we can get to know each other before your fur babies become our vacationing fur guests!****

We have changed things up for within our home.
*We are no longer watching large or extra large dogs within our home. We will accept medium and smaller after an initial meet and greet.
*We are accepting all sizes of dogs for home visits to allow each larger fur guest to remain in their own environment and get their needs met twice a day in the comfort of their own homes. This too requires a meet and greet but we come to your home environment.

If you have any trouble setting up a reservation, simply send a General Inquiry for assistance. Boarding. Daycare. Anything you have a need for, check this profile or feel free to write an inquiry, or both. We are here to help.

We look forward to spending time with your fur baby (or babies) and want him or her (or them) to feel at home while staying with us! Please bring toys, blankets, food, treats, and anything else your fur baby (babies) needs to feel secure and at home - your fur baby's vacation destination.

We play fetch pretty often. We like to use squeaky toys and/or tennis balls as a way to keep our fur guests engaged during the day. We like to use tug-of-war ropes IF your dog is good with that as well (if not, we will reduce that use or any other while your baby is visiting). We will let your dog chew up all of the tennis balls he or she delights in as long as there are plenty to allow for this (please note that we make sure none of the balls are actually eaten). Please do not be surprised if there are less balls returned in the travel bag.

We have an enclosed backyard filled with grass, shade, and an above ground salt water pool. (**For more information about the pool, please scroll all of the way to the bottom.) Our backyard is fenced in and we enjoy spending time in it just as much as your fur babies do (or don't since we focus our time with them while they visit). We can play fetch indoors if your baby is more inclined to enjoy indoor activities and while it's wet out.
We like to make your fur baby feel as though they are at home while here and attempt to keep them on their diet and medication schedule. They usually tell us when they are tired and we appreciate and accept their cuddles if they desire to do that or just to do that right before heading to their chosen bed location.

*We have no kennels here, you will have to bring one if your baby or babies are accustomed to sleeping in one. (We let the kennel door remain open during the day though as this allows for freedom and comfort.)


About Us at Barkin Betailin:

I am Celeste, a graduate student witty a newly earned MBA in Marketing. I am home most of the time and also have a BS in Health Administration/Management. I served in the Army for a short period and was honorably discharged in 2012. I love spending time with my husband, Goldie, and our beautiful black Labrador retriever, Henry, and our dog guests since they are why I chose to start watching dogs.

Allan ("Goldie") was honorably discharged from the Army during early 2015. Goldie is attending ITTY Tech for his AA and BA and due to graduate about 2018 and 2020, sometime. We met while serving in the Army, both training as combat medics at Fort Sam Houston, TX (San Antonio).

Henry the Black Lab, your fur host
Henry enjoys making new friends and playing with them. Playing with toys, especially those that encourage fetch or squeakiness, are his favorites. However, since he is older, he also likes to rest and drink water on a regular basis. Squeaky toys, bones, and tennis balls are his favorites while he is relaxing. Please feel free to share some raw hides or tennis balls with Henry, he will be forever grateful!

We decided to stay in Clarksville instead of returning to our home state of CA because of the people, weather, and southern hospitality we have grown to love. Actually, we fell in love with the area when we moved (PCS'ed) here from Fort Bliss, TX (El Paso) and were treated so kindly everywhere we have been around here.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and get to know us! We cannot wait to get to know you and your fur babies! :D

Please read the special notes below. :-)

We communicate through text message if you are within the United States during your vacation and WhatsApp if your travels take you abroad, just let me know through which you desire to receive your communications.

Vacation Photos:
Pictures are a regular part of your fur baby's stay with us, so expect a couple during the day through either of these media means.
*These photos will also likely show up on this page or on our Facebook page called Barkin Betailin - Dog Vacay.

Other Animals:
Celeste is allergic to cats so we apologize for not being able to watch them in our home.
We have experience watching other types of animals including tortoises and parakeets.
Please check in with us if you need a sitter for these different pet species.

Please note:
*Please provide proof of all vaccinations.

*We offer doggy Daycare (in addition to Overnight Boarding)!
We'd be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day. At this time Daycare requires a custom quote and we are very happy to set this up for you!

*This includes multiple pets, pricing, checking to see if there are any discount codes available for extra savings, or anything else you can think of to help make your pet's stay the best possible and ease your mind!

Drop Off & Pick Up Policy
*Drop offs begin at 6:30 am. If you need to have your dog arrive earlier, please include the night before in your booking.

*Pick-ups occur before Noon. If you plan on arriving later, please include our $10 day care fee for that day in your budget.

*Please discuss your needs and your fur babies needs with us.

*Your Fur Baby's Vacation Destination Pool Rules
We have an enclosed backyard filled with grass, shade, and an above ground salt water pool. The pool is gated with its own deck, as is the BBQ deck area. During the colder months the pool is off limits completely. When it is open, we ask each owner their preference regarding their dog's (fur babies safety is of utmost importance!!) pool use and follow that at all times.
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Celeste G.

27 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$35 /hour
$15 /bath
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27 Reviews
Celeste was friendly and flexible to a couple last minute travel changes that came from the airline! She sent me pics and was responsive to texts. I would definitely use Celeste again!
Very happy with my experience with Celeste. She was very accommodating with the arrangements, and she took great care of my pup! He obviously had a great time, and was very well cared for. She also sent daily pictures while I was away, so that I could see what they were up to. Highly recommend, and hope to use her again in the future.
Even over the Christmas holiday, Celeste cared for our sweet dogs. I am leaving a second review to double attest to how wonderful she was to trust with our home and doggie care.
Celeste is outstanding. We will definitely hire her again. There's a reason her reviews are perfect and she has repeat customers. We scrambled to find a solution for our two dogs at the last minute when a good friend could not longer dog sit over our 15-day vacation home for Christmas. Celeste was immediately responsive and cared for them like she would her own dogs. Cannot recommend her enough.
Celeste took excellent care of my goldendoodle while we were traveling over Christmas. I wouldn't hesitate to use her again the next time we're out of town!
Celeste is a great dog-sitter! She sent photos of my dog and updates about her well-being. Celeste is flexible and professional. She's the best!
Celeste is the best! She is flexible, helpful, available, dependable, and my dog loves to visit her. She goes the extra mile. Thanks, Celeste!
Loved the pictures and texts from Celeste letting me know my pups were having a good time on vacay!
Celeste and her husband were awesome! Lots of updates and our babies got a lot of play time and cuddles. If we were staying in the area would definitely be using them again.
This was my first experience with DogVacay and Celeste and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Celeste did such a great job taking care of my two doodles for a week. She sent me updates and pictures each day to let me know how the pups were doing. They are a handful, but Celeste took care of them and even did some training with them. I highly recommend Celeste if you're in need over overnight doggie care. I'll definitely be booking with Celeste again. Thank you, Celeste!
We appreciated the emails and pictures of our babies while we were away.
Celeste is wonderful! She is our new go to when it comes to having to leave Sam in someone's care. We are able to go away without any worries and she is great about providing updates. He comes home depressed, and we know it's because he had to leave her and his new friends. Celeste has made our lives so much easier. Love her and her husband!
Celeste kept our 2 dogs for 4 nights over the Christmas holiday and she was great. I loved getting the daily updates. Gibson and Jake enjoyed their vacay and even made some new friends! We will definitely use Celeste again in the future!
Celeste was wonderful! She took great care of our 2 black labs (who can be a handful!) She kept me informed about how things were going and sent lots of pictures. She is definitely an animal lover and we will definitely use her again. Thanks Celeste for taking such good care of the "boys"! They are exhausted from all the playtime!
I'm really glad I found DogVacay! Celeste was great and Buddy really seemed to enjoy his stay. The texts she sent on a regular basis seemed to confirm that he was in very good hands. I will definitely use her again and can highly recommend her.
We're going on an extended trip and unfortunately we can't take Sam with us. His night with Celeste was a trial run, and we can say we're okay with leaving him in her hands. I'm pretty sure he wanted to go back as soon as we left! Celeste is very down to earth and does well with putting you at ease about leaving your fur baby with her.
Celeste was fantastic with Jax! He came home a happy pup! She sent me pictures and updates everyday and even went above and beyond with his current grooming needs. Her dog, Henry was adorable and well behaved as well! I would definitely recommend her, I'm already booking her again!
Celeste was wonderful with our dog. She even worked on basic training with her. She made sure that her medical needs were attended to, and fed our dog according to her established schedule.
Celeste does a great job taking care of Bane. He's already such a friendly dog and having a great environment helps too! I definitely recommend her to watch your fur babies! You won't be disappointed in the care she gives your animals!
Celeste was very open to taking care of our girl even with all of her extra post-surgery requirements. We received plenty of updates and our girl was as comfortable as could be less than five minutes after arriving for our Meet and Greet.

We are very happy that our girl was in a home instead of in a kennel with a few bathroom/play breaks over a long weekend!

Thank you Celeste :)
We have boarded our older dog with Celeste several times now. She is always conscientious about his care and accommodating of our schedule. We will not hesitate to board him with her again as the need arises.
Absolutely the most gracious and loving pet host. I would recommend her ten times over to anyone.
Celeste is awesome as always. Coby loves his visits!
Coby has gone to daycare with Celeste now multiple times. This was his first overnight stay. Celeste and Goldie have been great to work with and beyond flexible when I need to bring him at the last minute. He loves it there and loves swimming in the pool! So thankful for them!
Excellent place to leave your dog.
Princess had a wonderful time. We highly recommend her.
Ryley loved his visit with Celeste, Allan, and their dog Henry! Right from the start they were very welcoming and were genuinely excited to have Ry in their home. They have a huge backyard for lots of play space and even let Ryley swim in their pool! Celeste sent pictures throughout the entire weekend showing just how much Ry was loving his stay! They were more than accommodating, and I greatly appreciate all they went through to make Ry feel at home. We will definitely be booking again- I know Ryley will be looking forward to it for sure!
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