Barks and Purrs Retreat

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Belinda C.

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26 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Belinda's Resident Pets

2 yr 1 mo old
Sunday (cat)
10 yr 7 mo old
Ellie (cat)
4 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Belinda'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 Belinda

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Consider my home, your pet’s home in a loving, peaceful retreat for your pet when you’re away.

My prices are higher than most because I guarantee dogs and cats will enjoy their stay with me. I take personal care of each guest in my house, I spend time with each one personally by giving them one-on-one attention. I offer discounts for repeat bookings, multiple nights and/or guests.

I take various pictures of each guest on their vacation and send updates every day. I also send a follow up email after their vacation that includes a collage of the top pictures taken from their stay.

I have a Facebook page specifically for my business and I post all of my pictures after each pet’s vacation. I send the owner a personalized photo album from their pet’s vacation at Barks & Purrs Retreat.

Guests can play safely in my backyard or inside using the doggie door. I have a large, nice and clean backyard for playing chase and fetch or just taking a nap in the shade. My back yard is secured with a NEW 6’ wooden fence that is kept locked at all times.

My house is clean and pet friendly. Dogs are welcome on the couch and even sleep with me in my bed. On rainy days you might catch us snuggled up on the couch eating doggie snacks and watching the dog classic “Turner and Hooch”. I keep Kleenex close by for me and the dogs to use during the sad part at the end, it’s a very emotional moment for us. On warm sunny days you can catch us in the backyard playing fetch. Sometimes at night we pretend we are camping around the campfire and I tell scary ghost dog stories.

The only thing I ask in return is that your pet is vaccinated, potty trained, will not mark my house, and is non aggressive. The only way to keep my home a retreat for your pet and their safety is if everyone follows my request. Please note that I do not take unneutered dogs and dog breeds considered aggressive.

I work full time Monday through Friday so I am gone from 7:30am - 5:30pm, but we all know that our pets typically sleep 12-14 hours per day. When I get home in the evening it is play time.

You can read my reviews and see that I go above and beyond for each pet. I love what I do and it shows thru the pets and how much they enjoy coming back each time. I will provide personal and loving attention for your pets & peace of mind for you.

If you choose to book with me and make your reservations, please copy the questions below and paste them with your answers in your reply email back to me on DogVacay. This will help me provide the best vacation and care for your pet.

1. Age of your pet: (approx month and year):
2. Spayed/Neutered: Yes or No
3. Approx. month and year of vaccination: xx/xx
4. Being treated for fleas: Yes or No
5. Breed and weight:
6. Is your dog potty trained: Yes or No
7. Pet Parents Name:
8. Pet Parents Cell Number: [one number is only required unless you both prefer to receive updates]
9. Emergency contact name & number: [In case I cannot reach you]
10. Vet name & number:
11. Are field trips and rides in the car ok: Yes or No
12. Feeding times & amounts: [Please write your answer down and bring with you at drop off]
13. Medication required: Yes or No
14. Where do you prefer your dog sleep when on vacation: (dog bed / owner & boarders bed / crate): I allow dogs to sleep with me
15. If any, what is the length of time your dog is ok being left alone (2-4, 4-6, 6-8 hours or never left alone):
16. Where do you feel safe for your pets to be in my home when/if I am out of the house: [indoors only / indoors & outdoors are ok with me / my pet should probably be crated]
17. Is your dog ok being around cats, other dogs, strangers:
*If you need your dog crated during times I am out of the house, please bring their crate

Below are some personal reviews that I have received from my guests.

Dog Reviews:
*****Woof, woof, rufffff bark BARK BARK, grrrrrr. Bark!! Bark bark bark, woof woof!!!!

*****First off, let me start by saying I was a hard sell. I only like being with my family and no one else but when I stayed with Belinda from Barks and Purrs Retreat….WOW, I was sold. I had so much fun. She gave me lots of belly rubs and we talked for hours. She would point out where the squirrels were hiding in the back yard and even let me bark at a few cats. I had the best time. Now when my mom and dad ask if I want to go on a dog vacation, I tell them only if I'm going to Belinda's at Barks & Purrs.

*****I had the best time with Belinda at Barks and Purrs Retreat, I give her a paws up on my stay.

*****I love Belinda, I had the best time ever, she gives the best belly rubs. I highly recommend her.
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Special Needs Accommodated
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Belinda C.

Online Now!
26 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Belinda's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Belinda's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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26 Reviews
Belinda was awesome and took amazing care of my puppy! She was so tired after the weekend from playing so much with the other dogs.
She is awesome. she kept me updated with photos everyday and took great great of my dogs.
A very definite 5 star for sure. Belinda is a very personable and warm person and our puppy enjoyed her stay there from everything I could see!! I look forward to her having more vacays at Belinda's home!! Thanks again Belinda! John
Belinda was great! Our dog has some anxiety issues and when we have boarded her in the past she always come back to us very anxious and worked up. When we picked her up from Belinda she was very happy and relaxed. Belinda sent lots of pictures on a daily basis and communicated very well. Great experience and highly recommended.
Belinda did a great job! Matthias was healthy and well taken care of - loved the pictures. Added 1 day without any problems - greatly appreciated.
Belinda did a great job! Matthias was healthy and well taken care of - loved the pictures.
Belinda was fantastic! Darling obviously enjoyed her stay. I got lots of pictures and updates during her stay. Belinda really cares for the animals she watches. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a place for their pet to stay and i will definitely be a repeat customer! Thank you Belinda
Best experience Ever!!! Belinda C went ABOVE and BEYOND our expectations! We loved using her and she took the best care of our furr-babies!
Belinda was amazing. This was my first experience with Dog Vacay, but I went with Belinda because she had good reviews. They weren't wrong! First we scheduled her for a meet and greet. My dogs love people, but they warmed up to her within SECONDS of her arrival (they usually take about 5 minutes). I knew we were in good hands at that point. We then booked her for 3 house visits while we were out of town, but after a mishap before Belinda's arrival, and after we had already left, we decided to up our visits to 2 more. She was amazing. She offered to do one more complimentary if it was needed so we wouldn't worry about our babies! She sent some of the best pictures and kept us up to date on what was happening. We are definitely using Belinda again. No questions asked.

Thank you, Belinda!!
Belinda was an amazing sitte for our two pups! They looked like they had a lot of fun since they were so tired when we picked them up. Belinda send as many pictures throughout their stay and it made us feel so comfortable knowing that they were safe and in good care. I will definitely be using Belinda again when we leave town :-)
Belinda was great with our dog ! We met the day before I planned to leave my dog with her and
Belinda was so great with my dog Zoey! She was a happy girl when I picked her up. I would definently bring her back to stay again. She also sent me the cutest pics everyday.
We had a weekend trip planned to Dallas and at the last minute we need someone to watch our little yorkie I was able to look on line and find Belinda her reviews were great and I decided to see if she could watch Bae Bae on short notice for a few days well within a few minutes I recieved an email from her and provide the information she needed and we were set.
Belinda kept us update threw out the weekend and sent pictures of how our little one was doing she really went the extra mile in caring for our dog!
Thanks again Belinda. Next time we're in Arlington we will use you again! John & Jessica Amyx
Belinda was great! They had so much fun, and she sent me pictures and videos of my babies having fun at the park and on walks. I'm so glad they were well behaved for her. We will most likely use Belinda again! Thank you again Belinda!
Belinda was so great and responsive. She was the perfect way too be introduced to this website. Will use again
This was our first experience using a pet sitter. Our Eli had such a great vacation with Ms. Belinda. He was all smiles. I am so glad that we found Barks and Purrs Retreat. I will be using them again. Thanks so much for making Eli feel so comfortable.
We left our dog Pacer with Belinda last week for a few days. She kept in contact with us several times a day with pics, videos and messages. Making us feel very confident that our dog was well taken care of. It's very clear that she loves all the animals in her care and we will certainly use her again. A+ rating
My Westie stayed with Belinda for 5 days while I was on vacation. She has a few dogs and cats of her own, so Yogi and I met her for a meet and greet before I booked the reservation. Belinda is friendly, loves pets, and has the perfect home for hosting visitors. She even included Yogi on her walks with her dogs. I was impressed with her daily texts to let me know that Yogi was doing all right during his visit. And I liked that he was in a home instead of a large kennel with lots of other dogs. I'll reserve with her next time Yogi needs a place to stay.
Belinda is absolutely wonderful! She is in constant communication with me whenever I leave Remi with her! The 2nd time Remi stayed with her she was so excited when she walked in! I'll be traveling quite a bit for work and wouldn't have rems stay with anyone else.
Thanks so much for being accomadating with an extra night!
My little Leia had a great time with Belinda and she was very at home and didn't even seem to miss me when I returned. :) I will definitely return to Barks and Purrs Retreat! Chuck
Major had an amazing time at Barks and Purrs. Belinda kept me updated the entire stay. She was very flexible with me and my schedule I can really tell that her love for animals is genuine I will refer Barks and Purrs to anyone!!!! ??..
I am so glad that I found Belinda! She sincerely loves the animals, and my Simba really responded to that! I was very comfortable leaving her with Belinda, and she had a great time! She was healthy and happy when I picked her up, and I believe she would be very happy to see Belinda and her dogs again. I will definitely be using Belinda again, and I would recommend her for anyone with a medium to large dog.
First met with Belinda as a meet & greet to see how my dog would interact with her 2 dogs and 2 cats. All was good with some hesitation concerning her younger large dog Scout who was extremely playful and a bit intimidating to my older and much smaller West Highland Terrier. Belinda assured me she would keep a barrier of protection until they got used to each other. I decided to make my reservation beginning that night. Belinda was great with updates and pictures and Reassured me that Scout & my Twinkle Belle Love found their comfort zones with each other. Made my Apparel Market week run smoother with Long hours knowing my dog was in good hands for care on my long 12 hour work days! My only issues were with adding a date and pre- charging my credit card the full amount immediately not waiting till day of pick up.
Belinda was great with my dog. My dog enjoyed her stay at Barks & Purrs Retreat. Daisy got to play outside with her dog friends, got to play in the water, play ball, play frisbee, and so much more. I have a very active dog and Belinda kept her busy. Belinda sent me pictures and updates on my dog which I enjoyed tremendously. Seeing Daisy happy and playing made it easier for me to leave her. I would recommend Belinda highly. She is great with dogs and spends a lot of time with them so they will enjoy their time at their retreat from home.
This was my first time using a doggie sitter. Bear (my baby boy) and I are extremely please with this whole experience. He had a great time with Belinda and her fur babies. Belinda and Scout took very good care of Bear. He did so many activities that he would wear himself out. She also kept me updated the whole time by sending awesome pics of Bear throughout his stay which put my mind at ease because I was worried about him until I would see the pics of him enjoying his vacation. Belinda is amazing and I will definitely be using her again. Thanks from the bottom of my heart Belinda.
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