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Liz & David C.

45 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd Dog

Liz & David's House

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Liz & David

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Find us on Instragram, @barksbonesbeyondmke!

Hi! We are two Marquette grads living on the bottom floor of a house in Milwaukee. Liz has a professional background with dogs (5+ years of experience at Doggy Daycares & Salons) and David grew up with a mischievous Bernese Mountain Dog. We believe our differing skill sets in this field compliment each other.

We began hosting in October 2014 and we take a lot of pride in the business that we have created. At 45 furry clients + counting, every dog in our home is treated like family. That being said, we require Meet n Greets for all new bookings to ensure that your dog(s) are a good fit for our home. Meet n Greets are a great opportunity for you to meet us, for your dog to check out our space, and for us to get to know your dog. For both us and you, we believe it is a relieving experience: for you to know your dog is in the right hands and for us to know what kind of guest(s) we should prepare for in the coming future. For this reason, we do not take "last minute" bookings for dogs that we have not met.

Dogs that we would consider perfect to vacay with us would be ones that like to go on outdoor adventures and watch television with us. Fortunately, cuddling is free of charge in our home.

The most frequent questions & concerns that we have come across:

1. Does your dog need exercise and extra potty breaks? No problem. We have hosted several active dogs and puppies, with pleasure. One great aspect of our location is that we are only a five minute walk from a fenced-in play area on campus, where we take our dogs when the weather is nice!

2. Does your dog need 24/7 supervision and extra attention? Talk to us and, with our flexible school schedules, it is very possible that we can accommodate.

3. Do you travel frequently for business or take vacations over all holidays? Repeat guests make up a vast majority of our bookings; they are the livelihood of our business. If the Meet n Greet goes well, we would love to welcome your dog into our pack.

4. Do you miss your dog while you're away? Worry about what it is doing? Wonder if it's being well-behaved? You're in luck! We have no problem with check-in texts and we send daily photo updates regardless. We love to document the adventures of our dogs: where they're going, who they're meeting, and what goofy behavior they've picked up on vacation.

5. Do you have other concerns not mentioned here? Take a look at our client reviews and see if any of their stories sound like we have the characteristics that you are looking for in a sitter. And, most importantly, don't be shy to send us a message.

One thing is a guarantee: You will pick up your dog having been well-fed, well-rested, well-exercised, and happy—For them, staying with us is truly a vacation.

Situations We Are Willing to Accommodate Upon Further Discussion:
-- Picking up/Dropping off your dog to an event or celebration such as a wedding
-- A long-term stay (14 days or more) at a discounted rate
-- Early drop offs/Late pick ups at no extra fee
-- Booking dogs that are not good with other dogs (only possible if we have not already booked another dog over the days requested)

***We apologize in advance for our breed restrictions, as we are not allowed to watch "Pitbulls" (American Staffordshire Terriers), Rottweilers, or German Shepherds. We love all dogs--regardless of size, age, or type--and do not believe that there is a such thing as a "bad" type of dog. However, for insurance reasons, we cannot watch certain breeds in our home. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Liz & David C.

45 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Liz & David's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
2 Testimonials
Nov 2016
I've never met a couple with so much compassion for dogs! Liz is well trained to deal with all types of dogs in a variety of situations due to her background in the pet industry. Both Liz & David take pride in the care that they provide the dogs including walking, grooming, etc. You name it and Liz & David provide whatever care your furry friend needs. My dogs LOVE Liz & David and show outright excitement when they are around. They are honest and caring. You can feel at ease with your dog is their hands! I would highly recommend Liz & David to any dog parent.
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Nov 2016
Liz and David offer exceptional animal care by treating dogs like part of their family. Whenever I am visiting their home, the dogs are free to lay on couches or beds, have tons of toys to play with, and are always so happy! Their home is very dog friendly. Liz and David love to take dogs on walks, play with them in fenced in, grassy areas, and (only if it's okay with the owners!) will even take dogs to the beach for a swim! They pay close attention to the individual needs of each dog, whether that be keeping up with medications, helping older dogs to be comfortable, or making sure homesick dogs get extra attention. It's very apparent that Liz and David have grown close with their human and canine customers. I highly recommend them to everyone who wants their dogs to receive the best possible care!
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45 Reviews
Liz and David are awesome. They have been dog sitting for Wyatt since October, and I couldn't be happier. They took Wyatt for me for 18 days when I had to go to Asia for work, and they sent me lots of photo updates and made me feel comfortable that Wyatt was safe & happy, so I could enjoy my trip with no worries. When I picked Wyatt up he was sad to leave them!
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Liz and David have watched my dog, Jake, a few times. I would (and have) recommended them to my family/friends. They are very active and took Jake on a lot of walks and let him run around in a fenced in area. Jake is high energy so he needs a lot of exercise and he is always extremely tired when I pick him back up. Liz sends a lot of picture updates which we love getting when we are away. I plan to continue to use Liz & David in the future!
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Well done and worry free - We'll be back!
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