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Amanda H.

36 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Amanda's Resident Pets

Porter
Mixed Breed
Female
12 yr 11 mo old
Barley
Dachshund
Female
5 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Amanda's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home

About Amanda

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello I am Amanda and I am a stay at home mom to a tough toddler boy. We are trying to create our little homestead here in the "burbs".

I was raised in Wyoming and Texas. Growing up we always had animals ranging from dogs, horses, cows, chickens, goats, and rabbits. I was in 4H most of my younger life. There has never been a day in my life where I have not owned a dog. Dogs are something I could never live without. We have two dogs of our own; Barley and Porter. We consider our pets part of the family.

We also have chickens on our property, but they are separated from the dogs. Our house is very dog and kid friendly. We love being outside most of the day playing in our gardens and running around with our pets.

Our homestead boasts plenty of room to run and explore. When its time to relax or get out of the weather we have a large covered outdoor patio. The dogs come in the house at night or whenever is necessary. Our dogs sleep in the kitchen on pet beds. We can also kennel when needed depending on what keeps your pooch happy.

Your dog will also feel like they are part of our family. We will treat them the same as our animals. Please feel free to ask me any questions. We hope you find our home to be inviting and friendly for your best friend!!

UPDATE: 1/5/2016
We now have a 1 year old daughter and she is all over the place. So with our two children we ask that your dog be great with kids. If it is not or even the slightest bit of hesitation then we are not the right sitter for your needs.

Also our older dog is going through some health issues so we will only be taking one or two dogs at a time. She is quite moody with large dogs (Danes OK) and energetic dogs. So we will also ask at this time that if you have a large dog or very energetic pup we will not be a good fit.

If you need a place for a dog to chill, be cozy and enjoy some grass playtime then we are here to help. Thank you for your understanding while we transition through a phase in life.

As always we would love to help if its a good fit!!
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Amanda H.

36 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 22, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amanda's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Amanda's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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36 Reviews
Sweet family. Very loving with our two rascals. We are blessed to have met them. We will definitely use them again for our two lovely babies.
Amanda and her family were so kind and welcoming to our dog!
It was Mochi's first time with a dog sitter and I was really nervous about leaving him at someone else's home. Amanda and I set up a meet 'n greet and it really put me at ease to see how her home was set up and to see how he interacted with her and her dogs. When it came time to drop him off on the day of his daycare visit, he was so excited to see them again. When I went to pick him up he was happy and exhausted, so I knew he had a great time with Amanda and her family. Overall it was a great experience, and I would definitely recommend her as a dog sitter!
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As in previous stays with Amanda things were great. Vinny was as fine as the day we left him Amanda. It was nice to receive photos of him while we were away. I would recommend her to our friends.
Amanda was very accommodating. She has a really great yard that's perfect for throwing the ball and outdoor exercise. I received pictures of our dog's stay which are always fun to see. I would book again.
Amanda takes such good care of my baby boy! There are few people that I trust with Izzy, especially for such a long period of time. He always has fun playing with the other dogs and her son. It was so hard to leave him for a week, but he seemed to be OK after awhile.
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This was Petunia's 4th stay with Amanda, and as before, she had a great time! Amanda is also very thoughtful about keeping in touch, and flexible about schedule changes on our part. Really 5-star "pawsome"!
Amanda made everything so easy and Holly had a great time. I couldn't ask for a nicer place or people. Wonderful!!!!
Amanda was great! this is my second time boarding with her. I had no worries or concern while I was on vacation. My dogs enjoy themselves. They were happy and playful. I recommend her with 10 stars.
Amanda is one of the rare people who is good at everything she does. She loves dogs and finds a way to make the impossible happen. Izzy is like family in her house!
Amanda was very nice to Foxy. They let her spend all the time she liked under their playground and sent us pictures. Thank you Amanda!
Thanks again for taking Izzy last minute for day care. I can tell that he has a marvelous time every time he stays with Amanda.
Our dog Petunia always has a blast at Amanda's house. Amanda is so welcoming and warm with the dogs, and there are lots of opportunities for play. I know Petunia will be back.
Amanda home is perfect for Izzy. It brings out his total dog child experience.
Amanda is awesome as usual and really helped us out when we needed it! Took delivery from another host who couldn't handle our energetic puppy! Will use again for sure
Great as my previous reviews state. I have recommended friends to Amanda for special dog care over vacations
So glad Amanda's back in business. Izzy loves staying at her house with her great family. Nice of Tibor to take Izzy on short runs too.
Amanda saved our trip by taking our dog from another host once she became available over the holiday. Big Sir Franklin always has a great time!
Amanda is great. Would highly recommend. Our dog always has a great time there running around in her back yard and playing with her dogs! Would use every time we go out of town if she was available.
Once again, our dog Petunia had an awesome time vacationing at "Camp Amanda." Amanda and her whole clan - bipeds and quadrupeds alike - are the best!
Izzy always has a great time at Amanda's!
Amanda took great care of our Rocky for a week. He had other dogs to run and play with in their large yard. She messaged me regularly with pictures and cute notes. Pickup service provided at reasonable cost which I appreciated. Would recommend her highly and will use her again.
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Amanda was fantastic with my dog Junior. He can sometimes be high energy and territorial around food but she handled him really well. My flight home almost got cancelled and Amanda was willing to watch him another day on extremely short notice. Very helpful and great communication!!
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Chloe, our 14 month old, lab/cattle dog is always happy to go spend time with Amanda, her family and 2 dogs. Chloe loves to run so it is wonderful her husband takes Chloe on his runs. She plays well with Amanda's dogs and they all share dog beds.
This is my first time booking with Amanda from Dogvacay, and I would most definitely do it again. During the meet-and-greet, she was very welcoming to myself and my dog, Bella. Bella got comfortable right away and warmed up to her own dogs, and the dogs she was watching. I very much liked her big backyard for Bella to run around. When I dropped her off, Bella attached to the other dogs rather quickly, which put me at ease when I left, especially since Amanda did a great job updating me with pictures, and how Bella was doing. Amanda is super nice, has a great little family, and I highly recommend her! :)
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Once again Izzy had a great time at Amanda's house playing with Porter, Barley and Shawndor.
Amanda was great with our dog Oakley. It was great knowing that he was in a safe place with other dogs he could play with while we were gone. He had such a good time running around playing he came home and slept most of the evening. Thanks Amanda for giving us peace of mind so we could enjoy our vacation.
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See my other review for Wednesday. Amanda is wonderful, her family is great and Izzy had a great time staying with them. Thank you all!
Amanda is a wonderful dog sitter. She has a lovely home and family for my Izzy to share while I am away. He seemed really happy and comfortable in their yard and house. I am so glad to have found someone willing to take a chance on my pibble mix puppy! Her toddler seems to really love Izzy too, which makes me feel so good about his socialization skills improving there.
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Amanda was very friendly and made Buck feel right at home upon on our first meet & greet. I almost feel he was sad upon our return home that he wasn't around other puppies getting to run around and play. I will definately use Amanda again if she will have Buck over.
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Amanda is responsive and makes it easy to leave our 1 year old puppy, Chloe, with her. This was Chloe's second vacation with Amanda's family.
Can you say divine appointment? On Sunday morning we were in a bind and had never heard of doggvaccay and that night Amanda let us come by and see her place and get an Idea where our Bella might be staying. This was a last minute reservation and Amanda was so helpful. We had never used dog boarding before and I must say we were nervous leaving our dearly loved 5 month old with someone we did not know. After that initial meeting, we just new our Bella would be in great hands. She stayed 6 nights and from when we dropped her off to when she went home, Bella was loved and nurtured. Every morning like clockwork we received an email from Amanda showing us great pictures of Bella's daily activities. i am so thankful for Amanda and her care she provided for our Bella. we will 100 % for sure use her again..
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Our dog, Petunia, spent 12 days with Amanda and her family, and it was truly a great "vacay" for Petunia! Amanda was understanding about my nervousness at leaving Petunia for the first time, and kept in regular touch with photos and messages. Amanda clearly has a natural and easy-going way with dogs, and her house and yard are very dog-friendly. Petunia was treated as a member of the family, and had lots of opportunities to play with other dogs, children and adults, including walks, tug-a-war, and swimming. She definitely had a blast at "Camp Amanda"! (Home seems boring to her now.) I highly recommend Amanda's place for any social dog, and Petunia is eager and ready to go back anytime.
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Both our doggies came home healthy, happy, and completely tired out! Our puppy (who needs to run for multiple miles before he's tired), slept all evening. Amanda was incredibly responsive and extremely nice - her yard is doggie heaven!
Amanda and her family were great! My dog, Sam had a blast at their house and I recieved daily photos which really made me feel at ease. Will definitely be using Amanda from now on!
I will certainly leave my 1 year old puppy with Amanda again! She told me about their routine so I would know about Chloe's care and activity. She was responsible and receptive to any of my questions.Her 2 dogs played with Chloe and her 2 year old son was an additional wonderful playmate. Chloe came home a happy dog!

This was the first time I used Dogvacay and haven't left my special puppy with many people previously. It worked great.
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