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Courtney R.

30 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Courtney's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
6 yr 7 mo old
Golden Retriever
5 yr 11 mo old
Golden Retriever
2 yr 1 mo old
Golden Retriever
1 yr 7 mo old

Courtney's House

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

About Courtney

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Barkley Beachside is the perfect getaway for your beloved pooch! We are located just steps from a beautiful freshwater pond and only a short walk to the beach! A stay with us includes a daily walk and plenty of playtime in our large fenced backyard!

You will sleep soundly knowing that while leaving your pet with us, they will have 24/7 supervision and will be with a host who has years of PROFESSIONAL pet care/training experience. With experience as a veterinary technician, the assistant manager of a pet boarding facility, and the trainer of many dogs in obedience, agility, and confirmation, your pets couldn't be in better hands!

We offer all types of services from boarding and daycare to grooming and training. Please inquire if interested in any of our services. Discounts for dog walking services within 1 mile of our home! Discounts are available for multiple dog families! Boarding and daycare packages also available!

The ideal guest for our family is an active one who is extremely friendly. Since we have 4 fur babies ourselves, it's imperative that any guests that stay with us get along with our resident pets. Our 'Old Man' of the house can sometimes be touchy with other intact males (but is great with all females and neutered dogs), so intact males will not be permitted. We believe that every dog is unique and we will gladly accept all breeds. However, any dog who demonstrates aggressive behavior, either towards humans or dogs is not a good fit for this family. If you are unsure of how your pet will do, please feel free to set up a meet and greet.

MULTIPLE DOG DISCOUNT: If you have more than one pet, you're in luck! The first dog will be $28/night, and each additional will be $22/night. *This excludes Holidays*

HOLIDAYS: Holiday rates for all major holidays apply. Holiday rate is $35/night, $30 for each additional dog. Holidays include Memorial Day (Friday-Monday), 4th Of July (2017: Saturday-Wednesday), Labor Day (Friday-Monday), Thanksgiving (Wednesday-Sunday), and Christmas/New Years (Dec 23-Jan 2). Custom quote required for holiday visits.

PUPPIES: Any puppies 6 months of age and under will be charged an additional $5 per night. Puppies 3 months old or less will be charged an additional $10 per night. This fee is mandatory for first time boarders, and can be waved if I deem your puppy we behaved enough after their first stay.

SIZE LIMIT: I am no longer accepting pets under 30 lbs. This is for the safety of your pet! If your pet has stayed with me before please contact me to find out if I will take them again.

BOARDING LATE PICK-UP: The nightly rate is good for a 24 hour period. If your pet(s) are not picked up within 3 hours of the time you dropped them off on the first day, you will be charged an additional $10 per dog. For example, if you drop off at 8 am on day 1, you must pick up by 11 am on the last day to avoid this charge.

DAYCARE LATE PICK-UP: The daycare rate is good for 10 hours or less. If pets are not picked up by the 11 hour mark, you will be charged an additional $5.
Daycare of 4 hours or less will receive a $5 discount.

MINIMUM STAY: During the peak season (May 1-Oct 1) I will charge a minimum of $40 for a stay. This means if you have ONE dog, staying ONE night, you will be charged $40 instead of $25. *This applies to overnight boarding only*

NO MEET & GREET REFUND POLICY: Since I require a Meet & Greet on all pets that stay with me, I have a slightly altered Refund Policy for those who are unable to do a Meet & Greet prior to their pets stay. For Out of Town Dogs, and last second local bookings, I will be enforcing a No Refund Policy once your pet has arrived. If for some reason your pet(s) cause a problem (examples listed shortly) and can't be cared for, you will not get a refund and will be responsible for finding another sitter. Some problems include: non-stop barking, severe separation anxiety, destruction of my property, and/or the inability to be crated. Generally your dog would have to do a combination of these things to actually result in me calling you to come pick up your dog. This policy is to prevent any surprises from occurring, and to ensure that I won't have any problems.

Please review my cancellation policy BEFORE booking. Since I am limited to the number of pets I am able to take at a time, I am FIRM on this policy.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Courtney R.

30 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Courtney's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Courtney's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$40 /hour
$20 /min
$125 /max
$25 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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30 Reviews
I would absolutely give Courtney the highest rating possible! She was fantastic! We took a cruise and left our Golden Retriever Farley with Courtney for 11 days. This was our first experience leaving Farley and were apprehensive. After our "Meet and Greet" with Courtney and her wonderful Goldens Troy, Yeager, Fuzz and Blitz I was so happy to know I'd have no worries whatsoever....Heck, I wanted to stay and play! She has the best pet-friendly home...large couches, big sunporch, large fenced back yard and lots of doggie-love exuding from her body! She sent pictures of Farley having the time of his life and updated me through his stay. He looked so happy I was afraid he wouldn't want to come home! Courtney's experience as a vet tech is also a big plus. Farley was on medication for an ear infection which she administered daily and she flushed and cleaned his ears too. The love for dogs is so evident in Courtney's home❤️and she is such a caring and kind person. I can't recommend her enough! It's such a great feeling to know that Farley can return to this "home away from home" when we need Courtney's services again. She's the BEST!!❤️
Courtney is absolutely the most awesome person! She is a true dog lover. Very professional, yet so personable and flexible. We feel so bad about dropping off our dog late on Christmas eve. We were disorganized and running late and asked Courtney to add another night. She has been so gracious about the whole situation! We know that our dog absolutely LOVES staying with her! She was so excited to see Courtney again!
Courtney also takes the best pictures!
My senior dog, Moe, had a great time at Courtney's house and was provided lots of TLC. Moe will definitely be returning and I highly recommend this place. He had plenty of room to run around both inside and outside with a nice fenced-in yard.
Courtney was great! She was very patient with me with my schedule changes and consistent texting her to check on my big baby. She sent me a video while my 8 month lab vacationed with her and I can tell that she really enjoyed herself. She even got to experience the wonders of a doggie door.
Courtney is awesome and we felt so comfortable leaving our dog, Bryce, with her while vacationing at Myrtle. Courtney is professional and willing to take the time to answer any and all questions you may have about the pet sitting experience. She introduced Bryce to the rest of the dogs one at a time, so she wouldn't be overwhelmed and she has a huge yard for outside play. Courtney sent us daily updates and pictures and Bryce loved playing with the other dogs. It was so great to be able to relax and enjoy our trip knowing Bryce was in such great hands. We wish Courtney lived in our home town, so we could always leave Bryce with her when we go on a vacation. Anytime we are in Myrtle, we will definitely contact Courtney!
Courtney is awesome! Dogs love her and that makes me happy....
Harley enjoyed 4 days of play in Golden Retreiver heaven. We will definitely be using Courtney's services every time we go to Myrtle beach.
Courtney was so fantastic to work with. Having never left our Lilly with anyone besides close friends I was unsure about the whole process, that is until we met Courtney. Her setup is great for watching the dogs and we felt really good about her supervising them at all times. Lilly made herself at home from the first minute we arrived. She had a process for introducing our dog to all of hers which was great so she wouldn't get overwhelmed. She is really very professional about the whole process and was ready to answer any questions we had. Courtney's background in training dogs and owning a champion show dog really showed in her ease of handling our Lilly. The daily photos and notes were great too, helps put you at ease when you are away from your child. Knowing that our dog was so well taken care of and had such a fun visit is wonderful. We will definitely be back for any future trips!
Awesome! Thanks for the last minute extension!
Slam always has an awesome time here! Thanks!
In every aspect Courtney has been very professional. She is very skilled as to dog care, we felt very comfortable leaving our companion with her. In fact, our dog instantly took to her. It was heartwarming. Courtney sent us regular thorough updates and wonderful pictures. She is also very flexible as she accepted an extension to the stay on a moment's notice. Courtney is a warm, caring and friendly "dog lover" and a top canine care provider with a perfect facility for this service. We are thrilled to have found her! Thank you for this great experience Courtney!
So far so good. The dogs like her so that makes my happy. I love the pics she sends me. Thanks Courtney!
We met Courtney and her pups during a meet and greet. We felt comfortable instantly. Our dogs had a great time as well. Would highly recommend.
Courtney was able to extend an extra night stay at the last two thumbs up!
Excellent experience as Ally had a great time playing with the resident pups and boarders! We highly recommend Courtney and crew for your next doggie vacay Myrtle Beach destination
Courtney was terrific, Sam got along perfectly with her and her dogs . She sent updates regularly with pictures of her daily activities .She was concerned that I would not be back- due to a snow storm- and told me not to worry she would keep Sam until I could get back.I strongly recommend her and look forward to using her again.
Courtney was great with Cody. Cody is a Golden and Courtney also had Goldens so he fit right in. I would highly recommend Courtney and Cody will be a repeat visitor!
This was the first time we left Casey with Courtney but not the last. She was wonderful about sending us updates & pictures while we were away & he always looked happy. It is always comforting to know that our little family member is being taken care of as if he was her own. Thank you so much Courtney!
Jasmine was very well taken care of by Courtney. She was less stressed then she has ever been when I leave her. I will leave Jasmine with her anytime I am at the beach.
Courtney was awesome. She is so in tune to the animals needs and wants. She has a great home and set up, and wonderful yard. I'm so very appreciative for the kind person she is. I would have her care for all of my animals anytime.
Courtney is the best! She was very thorough and took time making sure my dog was comfortable and got along with her dogs. Cooper is high energy and requires a lot of playtime and attention, so not everywhere is a good fit for him, but he loved it here. He had long daily walks and playtime in the large, fenced-in backyard. He also could relax in the crate when he needed down time. She also sent plenty of specific updates and pictures so I felt like he was in great hands while I was away. I have already booked her again for my next out-of-town weekend.
We were very at ease right away with Courtney! She took excellent care of our Mitzi! Her experience as a vet tech, was very comforting to me, because Mitzi is prone to having seizures and with Courtney's experience I knew she would be able to help her thru it. We were able to enjoy our weekend knowing she was in good hands! Very sweet and capable! Thank you Doggy Vacay & Courtney. Sincerely Bonnie Castina
Courtney was awesome! Slam had a great time and I knew I didn't have to worry while he was there. I highly recommend her!
Courtney is a dog lover, so we knew our Gracie would be nurtured, which she was.
Courtney and her doggies are wonderful. Avery loves visiting with them and especially loves being able to play so much! Staying with them truly is a Dog Vacay!
Courtney was very quick with her response even though my request was last minute. She took my 65lb mixed breed pup and let him play with her family of Goldie's. She made sure he had all he needed and made sure to keep me updated with pictures and messages while I was away. You can tell she loves dogs and loves to help. Very friendly and Dyson had such a great time. If I ever need this service again, I wouldn't go to anyone else. Thank you again, Courtney. He's been sleeping ever since he got home! You can tell he had a blast!
We recently moved and needed to find a trustworthy person to care for our dogs. Courtney was great! She took the time for a meet and greet to get to know us and to make sure everyone got along. She has a really nice set up with plenty of room for the dogs to play together or to get away if they need a break. One of our dogs has some special issues and she was very willing to accommodate her limitations. She also sent frequent updates with great pictures. We are so glad that we found Courtney and will be back!
My two older dogs had a great stay with Courtney and her dogs. Courtney is very knowledgable and experienced with dogs, not to mention very caring. Everything was super. She has a large fenced backyard and lots of good walking places close by including the beach. Courtney updated me not only with pictures but a report of how things were going. (It made my time away less worrisome.) I have already booked Courtney for another time and currently scheduling other dog vacays with Courtney soon. Would recommend her to anyone.
We thought we had someone to take care of our dog Molly, while we were at the beach for a few days, but that fell through at the last moment.
I found the listing for Courtney's "Barkley's Beachside" on "DogVacay", located on the North end of Myrtle Beach near the hotel we were staying at. Everything in the pictures and profile looked good. After sending a last minute reservation request and receiving a timely reply, Courtney came through for us by returning the message promptly, and approving the request for Molly's reservations.
Upon arriving we were really pleasantly surprised to find that this was in an upscale neighborhood and everything in the profile and pictures were just as described. She even has experience as a vet tech too!
They had just finished installing new fencing all around the backyard for the dogs to run and play in, so it was very secure. The dogs had trap doors to come and go in and out as they pleased. She had ways of keeping dogs separately if needed, or they could run and play together with supervision.
Courtney began introducing Molly to her dogs one by one and by the time we left, we could see she was getting along with them just great. We were able to come by and get Molly through the day anytime, and even leave our vehicle there and walk down to the beach access and around the freshwater pond nearby.
All in all, it was a great experience, and we will definitely call upon her again in the future when in the area.
Courtney and her three sweet dogs are the best. We had to go to the beach and couldn't keep Avery with us but wanted him to be able to ride down so we could hang with him as much as possible. Courtney was extremely accommodating with our schedule, which I really appreciate.
Avery really loved being with Courtney. She and the dogs were very kind and inviting right from the very start. The house has a great set up for dogs and the backyard is super spacious. There is even a freshwater pond and the ocean within a few, Courtney was awesome enough to take Avery for his first ocean experience! He wasn't sure about the waves at first, but when Yeager (the youngest of the house Goldens) jumped in, Avery followed him right in. Courtney and her husband took lots of photos too so I could see how much fun Avery had playing.
If we are ever down near Myrtle/N. Myrtle again I will definitely bring Avery to stay...and highly recommend that others do the same!
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