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Samantha B.
Champlin, MN 55316
64 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Samantha's Resident Pets

Visa
Mixed Breed
Female
1 yr 6 mo old
Rio
Golden Retriever
Female
1 yr 3 mo old

Samantha's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Samantha

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We LOVE our return guests! Many thanks to our loyal doggie families!

Need pick-up or drop-off help? No problem!

Drop-off and Pick-up is anytime after 3:30 during the week, and anytime during the weekends.

We are a young professional couple with a 1.5 year old daughter and two dogs. Rio and Visa are fun, well-mannered, retriever mix, and jack russell mix. They are patient and kind to new friends and LOVE to run laps around the yard!

We are up early to feed and play with plenty of space inside and out. We have a great fenced in yard and enjoy taking our dogs and visitors for walks around The neighborhood parks and trails.

I am a teacher who works just a few miles away from home and my husband has a flexible schedule, so when we have doggy guests, they aren't left at home for long periods of time. That being said, I try my best to keep the same routine you have at home. We will not crate your dogs (unless that's what they are used to), or leave in them in uncomfortable situations. A comfortable and stress-free stay is our priority.

Our vet is less than 1/2 mile away and I can administer daily meds in the forms of injections or pills if your pooch has a special need. I am human first aid certified and understand the basics of doggie Heimlich, where to find pulse, and CPR.

Our dogs are our "kids" and we intend to treat yours the same!

I send photos and videos during your dog's stay because who doesn't love seeing their pooch having a great time!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Samantha B.
Champlin, MN 55316
64 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 28, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Samantha's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Samantha's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
64 Reviews
Samantha did a great job. When I picked my dog up, it seemed like Darla had become a member of Samantha's family.
Samantha is awesome!!
Thank you, Samantha for being such a wonderful host to my insecure little Mari. I know she had a great time, and I plan on booking some more time soon! Thank you also, for being so accommodating with my drop off schedule.
Samantha's calm, relaxed demeanor made leaving our 3 dogs there for the first time for over a week very calming for us dog parents, too! It was clear that our dogs were comfortable in her home, and that Samantha and her family enjoyed having them there. She sent pictures often, which was great. Our dogs were happy and not at all stressed when we picked them up. Thanks, Samantha! I'll be glad to recommend your services anytime!
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Samantha took great care of our two pugs! She is definitely a dog lover and it shows. We will gladly take our boys to Samantha again. Highly recommended!
Samantha was super easy going and welcoming to Earl! Felt good knowing he was in a home where they love dogs and he had other pups to keep him company through the weekend.
Thanks again, Samantha!
Brando enjoyed his springbreak with Sam. He was happy to be dropped off and came home a happy pup!
First time using this site..Did a meet and greet with Samantha and her dogs...My Komi fit in quite well. During my vacation Samantha sent pictures (as I missed my Komi and this was the longest we ever left him somewhere). I could tell, Komi truly enjoyed his DogVacay with Samantha and she will be our first option for the next vacation. Thank you so much!
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I strongly recommend Samantha for your dog. She is upbeat, pleasant and very accommodating. She took very good care of my elderly Black Lab and I am grateful knowing she was in such good hands.
Again, Samantha is a great resource for us with our little white dog, Jingles. We appreciate her alot. Our little white one also gets a chance to know that not all big dogs are bad dogs.
Thanks for Samantha! Our dog had a great time with her!
Samantha was awesome! She took care of our english bulldog Archie during our weekend vacation and she was great! We enjoyed getting daily updates and pictures of Archie from her. We will definitely come back again sometime soon.

Thank you very much Samantha!!
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Samantha took care of my two labs while we were away on vacation. I felt so much better and could relax while away from my babies knowing they were in good hands and with someone that actually seemed to have a love for dogs, like myself, and not just with some pet hotel. I would highly recommend her. Even better, she graciously accomodated for my dogs' raw food diet and this really meant a lot to me:)
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Samantha is great and Beryly always has a good time. Nice to be able to leave my dog with someone I can trust!
The first time I met Samantha, I knew she would be a great fit. She is very personable, easy-going, and welcoming. Brando, our dog, easily settled in to her home and came home a very happy dog. Will use Sam's services again!
So happy Samantha is back, Audrey had another great week, no worries what so ever on my part. Always a good experience with Sam.
We had a great experience with Samantha and her two dogs. On short notice we were able to book a "Meet and Greet" and I chose to leave Hazel feeling fairly confident things would be fine. Samantha was good about sending some photos of Hazel while we were gone that helped with my anxiety about leaving her- When I picked her up, she seemed relaxed and comfortable. Definitely would call Samantha again -
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Samantha served us very well. She and our Jingles got along and Jingles also got along with her dog, Rio. Jingles is sort of picky - so this was a good report. Samantha said she would work with our varying pickup times which will prove to be very worthwhile for us. I would recommend her to other dog owners. It was nice she has a fenced yard for the dogs to snoop around in.
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Macintosh and Chester had a great time, and Chester was very calm. Thanks Sam!
Samantha was very accommodating and our dog Kaia had a great time with her and her two pups. Thanks!
Daisy gets so excited when we pull into Samantha's driveway because she loves playing with Samantha's dogs. She comes home happy and tired out!
This was Daisy's 1st time staying with Samantha and her family and everything was great! Daisy is a very submissive, shy girl and her dogs were gentle and calm. She was a bit nervous, but she settled in nicely during the week. Samantha was so nice and made Daisy feel at home.

Samantha kept me up to date with pictures throughout the week which helped me relax and enjoy my vacation. I could tell Daisy was getting plenty of attention and was allowed to snuggle on the bed which I know she loved!

I will definitely book with Samantha in the future.
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Samantha was great! Bagby loved staying with her and her 2 pups!
Samantha was awesome with Bella! We enjoyed the photos sent to us of Bella, she seemed to really enjoy her stay. Thank you again for being available on short notice :)
Sam is great. Very positive, laid back and accepting of my dog Audrey even though she is full of extra youthful energy. I appreciated the regular photo updates, Audrey was busy playing or smiling for the camera in all of them. There is a nice fenced yard and 2 built in buddies for play and exercise. Don't hesitate, this is a great place for your pet!
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When we picked Moey up, he was his happy self and we could tell that he had a great time at Samantha's house! We enjoyed getting picture updates and seeing him having fun while we were gone. Samantha took great care of Moey and I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Sam and her husband did a great job taking care of my old friend. My dog is 14 and required a bit more attention. Plus he had hurt his left eye just before our trip which required meds and eye drops. Sam had no issue administering to him. They have a great fenced in and private backyard where my dog mostly just slept. Would definitely use Sam and her husband again!
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Samantha is great!
Samantha was accommodating and friendly. Lucy gives her a big lick of approval!
Nigel didn't want to leave with me. He seemed to enjoy himself very much.
I feel very comfortable having Samantha take good care of Emmy while I'm away. I know Emmy has a good time with two other dogs to play with. I especially appreciate the picture updates! :)
Samantha and her mutts were wonderful hosts for our Bodega while we were away on vacation. We felt completely at ease immediately by the home and owner (Samantha) and would definitely try and book her everytime. -Mark
This is our 4th time bringing Odie over to Sam's house. She is always flexible and awesome. Highly recommended.
Second time having Sam watch Cooper. We are so glad we found Sam to take care of our pup.
Samantha was GREAT with our dog! He came back to us very tired and happy. She was also willing to take our last-minute reservation and was very flexible with us. We loved getting picture updates, it was obvious that our dog was having the time of his life. We would definitely book with Samantha again!
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Samantha was very flexible and easy to work with. She sent us pictures of Hutch, which the kids really enjoyed. We would definitely like to take Hutch to her house again.
This was a last minute find and I have become a believer for life! I had made arrangements for my dogs to go to a friends house while I was on an extended vacation. Due to unforeseen circumstances, those plans fell thru. I found DogVacay and Samantha about 2 weeks before my trip started and she and her husband could not have been nicer or more accommodating! The pictures I received while on my trip assured me that my dogs were not sitting in a 4x4 area all day and being ignored. When I picked them up, they were so happy and relaxed, that I knew if I had had to use a traditional boarding kennel, that would not have been the case. I will definitely use DogVacay and Samantha for my future needs!
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Samantha did a great job with my pups, she is very much a dog person and very calm with whatever the dogs may throw at her. I enjoyed seeing my pups while they were on their staycation with Samantha. and I know that my dogs both enjoyed their time there and loved hanging out with Samantha's pups. I will most definitely be booking with her again in the future.
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Allie had another great stay with Samantha. I cannot compliment Samantha and her husband enough for the wonderful care they give Allie. Although this is a business I feel more like she is being cared for by friends who treat her as if she were their own pet.

I also had a flight cancellation which delayed my return by more than 24 hours and although this cut into Samantha's personal plans she was very understanding and VERY flexible with the changes.

As far as caregivers go for my dog...the only way I won't use Samantha to take care of Allie is if she isn't available. A++++ Service!!
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Samantha and her husband were great. Simba made him self right at home and when I picked him up was a happy go lucky dog.
Samantha was great! Def use her again!
Everything was great. Cali seemed if have enjoyed her stay!
Once again Allie's stay with Sam was fantastic. I have no doubt that Allie is well cared for while staying with Sam and have already booked with her for next stay. Sam also was very flexible when my schedule changed due to the weather which was very appreciated. A++++Provider!
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This was our first time using DogVacay and we are so glad we found Samantha to care for our dog Cooper. We loved the photos and notes about Cooper during our trip. We also appreciated how flexible Sam was since our return flight was significantly delayed. We will definitely contact Sam to care for Cooper in the future and would highly recommended her to anyone.
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Great! We will definitely have Tala stay again.
Samantha did an amazing job with both our dog and our friends dog. She was reliable, responsive, and sent us frequent updates.
Our dog Arya is a Siberian Husky, she loves to escape so we are always very stressed when leaving town. Samantha put us at ease, she has adequate gates and backyard fence to keep dogs safe and happy. Thank you so much!!!
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Excellent! It's obvious that Samantha loves dogs and that Allie was very well cared for. Sam also was very responsive to all emails, patient with my questions and willing to flex her schedule to meet mine if necessary. She even sent photos while I was gone. I would not hesitate to book with Samantha again and would recommend her to anyone needing a dog sitter.
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This is the third time we have used Sam to watch Odie. She watched him for an entire week while we went to the west coast for the Thanksgiving holiday. Even though Sam had to leave town for 2 days during the week, she still offered to take care of Odie....She offered to drop him off and pick him up at a dog boarding facility while she was out of town and gave us updates during the entire week. I can't even say how much we appreciate her extra efforts while watching Odie for the past week. The next time we leave town, Sam will be the first person we look up to watch Odie! Highly recommended!!!
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Inky LOVED staying with Samantha! He had a few playmates, and Samantha even sent some picture updates while I was gone. I will definitely be bringing Inky back to her!
Odie had an amazing time with Samantha and her dogs -- This is Odie's second visit to Samantha's house and he always comes home tired and happy! We are already planning to use Samantha the next time we leave town for a weekend! Highly recommended!
Great place for Harvey to stay!!!
Samantha was fabulous. I highly recommend her. Their house and yard is a doggie heaven. Nelson had a great time!
This was our first time using Dog Vacay so we were not sure what to expect. We do not like leaving our dogs, but Sam made it easier! She sent photos of our dogs and was very accommodating with pick up / drop off times. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a dog sitter.
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Reba loved it at Samantha's house! I could tell Reba felt right at home when I went to pick her up after a weekend out of town. I really liked the photo updates Samantha sent to me during Reba's stay. Samantha responded right away to all inquiries I had, and I'll definitely be using Samantha and DogVacay again!
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Samantha took great care of Emma! I appreciated her flexibility in drop off/pick off times since I was running late in both situations. I also liked that she worked to keep Emma's routine as normal as possible while she was staying with her. Based on how tired she was when she got home, I know she had a great time playing with the other dogs. She also had no residual anxiety after staying with Samantha so I know she felt comfortable there all weekend and I wouldn't hesitate to book with her again!
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This was our first time using dogvacay and our first time trusting our dog Stella with people other than family outside of our home. Samantha and her husband are amazing and made our first time using dogvacay worry-free. Not only are they friendly and responsible, but they kept Stella for an extra few days due to a family emergency on our end. Stella came home happy and worn out from playing with their 2 dogs. I think that she missed us, but now I think she just wants to go back to Samantha's and play some more! I will definitely book with Samantha again in the future!!
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Samantha was really great. This was my first time using dogvacay.com and I couldn't have been happier. The updates over the weekend were awesome and she was extremely flexible. I would recommend her to anyone :)
Samantha was a perfect match for us and dog! Samantha has a big backyard and 2 friendly dogs of her own which gave our dog a lot to do while staying with her. She is extremely friendly and I would go back to her without thinking twice! Our dog came home super tired and looked like he had a fantastic time!
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Samantha was very welcoming and made Zoe feel at home right away. Zoe had a great time playing with the other dogs and we will definitely set up another vacay. Thanks!
Pilsner had a great time staying with Samantha. He especially loved that he had playmates. I received photos of PIlsner's stay which was a nice treat. He was obviously well taken care of. She has a big backyard which he loved. I will definitely need use her again.
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Our Ernie had a wonderful time staying with Samantha. He loved playing with her two sweet dogs and really enjoyed playing in her nice fenced-in yard! Samantha is a very caring person and she did a wonderful job. She's definitely on our list to call when we need a sitter in the future!
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It was our first time leaving Celi so naturally I was a bit nervous, but she had a great time playing with Visa and Rio. Samantha was very accommodating to our schedule and treated Celi like one of her own.
Our dog had a wonderful vacation with Samantha! It was a comfort to us to know she was in the care of such a kind, dog loving home! Samantha treated her like one of her own dogs, and sent us adorable pictures while we were away. Our dog is exhausted right now, she must have been playing with Samantha's dogs all weekend! We will definitely ask Samantha to take care of our dog again, it was a great experience!
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