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Brittany F.

41 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Brittany's Resident Pets

Nessa
Rottweiler
Female
7 yr 8 mo old
C.J.
Great Pyrenees
Male
2 yr 8 mo old

Brittany's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Brittany

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Big Paw's Sanctuary. About 12 years ago when I was in college, I bought my first dog for myself. He was a boxer and this is where my love for the medium to giant dog lovers began. I recently got a large, gentle giant for a dog, a Great Pyrenees. Dogs have been in my life since I was a little girl, and my love has only gotten stronger for them. I would love to take care of your furry companions while you are out of town.

I am a stay at home mom, so I will be spending all day with them. Your dogs will be treated as part of my family, while they are here at my house. I enjoy my dogs company greatly. I will walk them daily around our pond. I also want to know what your dogs likes and dislikes are so that I may be able to cater to their needs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Brittany F.

41 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brittany's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Brittany's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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41 Reviews
My pup, Onyx, has stayed with Brittany and her family at least a dozen times. Onyx absolutely loves spending time at their place and he truly becomes one of the family while he is there. Brittany does a great job sending updates throughout the duration of the visit. Only good things to say!
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Brittany and her family did a fantastic job of caring for my two young boxers while we were out of town. We received frequent updates and pictures of them having a great time which was very nice. I was worried about leaving boxers with someone who might not be knowledgeable about the breed so finding Brittany was a lifesaver. I highly recommend her and I'm already booking the puppies' next stay!
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Brittany has taken flawless care of all 3 of my mini schnauzers twice now. Thanks to Brittany & DogVacay I feel comfortable leaving my pups with her to travel. Before this service was available I would only travel via road trips so I could take the dogs with us. Now I can go on shorter trips & know my pups are having a blast with Brittany & her family. She has children & my pups LOVE kids. I don't have any small children or have friends with small children as we are older so the only time my pups get to play with kids is when they go to Brittany's house. They love their vacays and I love knowing I will get daily photos & videos of my babies having a blast!! I cannot say enough about how the service & Brittany have changed my life & given me so much more freedom. To Brittany's credit, she is also super sweet & has outstanding customer service skills.
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Brittany did a good job of keeping our pups occupied with walks and playing. This was the first time ever that they did not travel with us and they really didn't know what to think at first but it didn't take them long to warm up to Brittany & her family. We were in San Diego when all the flooding happened in Houston and Brittany went out of her way to find a dry spot for us to meet so I could pick up the dogs. It was a challenge but she was very pleasant about it. Brittany is keeping my dogs again in September so I would recommend her to keep you big dogs since that's what she specializes in.
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Brittany and her family are great with Rudy, he loves it there.. Have now used twice and will again... Thank you!
Brittani took great care of my boxer, Chloe. I received multiple pictures of all the fun she was having while we were gone. I will absolutely book her next time!
It was our first time leaving our year and a half old Great Pyrenees at a sitter's while we went on vacation. Our Pyrenees, Kaiser, had a couple of traumatic experiences in the past when he was a puppy and as a result, he has an irrational fear of other dogs. Brittany took such great care of him and went above and beyond to socialize him and help him overcome his irrational fear of her 2 sweet residential dogs. By the time we picked him up, we were able to tell that Kaiser had bonded with Brittany and her family and that he was well taken care of throughout his stay at her home. She was also really great with keeping us informed by sending pictures and updates. We will definitely be using her in the future for all of Kaiser's dog-sitting needs!!!
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Rudy loved his stay here
Brittany was wonderful with Jemma! Our first time leaving her for a week since we adopted her. Jemma was very happy during the stay, and Brittany kept us updated with lots of pictures and funny stories. She knows dogs well, and has a great home environment!
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Our pup stayed with Brittany for the first time and spent 6 days. He was just as happy and healthy when we picked him up as when we dropped him off. Brittany and her family treated him as one of their own. We really enjoyed getting photo updates of his stay and he got plenty of love!
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Ruby loved her stay with Brittany and her family. She got so much attention and was right at home. Brittany sent pictures of Ruby playing with her girls and with her own dogs. She had so much fun. We will definitely leave Ruby with Brittany again.
Brittany was AHHHMAZING!!! my sweet girl was AT EASE from the moment she met her! She fit right in at her house and got along with all her pups and kiddos! I am a over protective momma with a particular baby and we were both THRILLED with her stay!!! We are happy to add Brittany to our travel plans now!!
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Max thoroughly enjoyed his stay with Brittany and her family. She sent us so many pictures and he always looked like he was having tons of fun! Max has stayed with Brittany before and we will definitely be using her again!
We boarded our German Shepherd and our Golden Retriever with Brittany based on her excellent reviews and her love of large dogs. We were not disappointed! Brittany surpassed our expectations and provided our dogs with a loving home while we were gone on vacation. She sent lots of pictures of the dogs playing with her children and her dogs. They really were well cared for and had a great time. We will not hesitate to leave our dogs with Brittany in future. Thank you, Brittany, for an excellent job!!
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Brittany did a wonderful job watching my mastiff for a week. She took photos and uploaded them everyday. I am 100% happy with her service and so is my dog Wally. Thanks Brittany for taking such good care of Wally while I was away.
Being a DogVacay/Rover sitter myself, I really had only used DogVacay daycare service once. I was really afraid to leave me dogs with anyone for an extended period because of course no one can take as good of care of them as I can. I believe Brittany beat me. They behaved really well for her, she took them on walks everyday, getting her adorable little girls to help (I left Brittany in care of my 3 miniature schnauzers). She is very kind and immediately responded to my rescue that is fearful and timid, petting him and reassuring him. She has a very calm demeanor which is good if you have a fearful dog. She knows what she is doing and does it lovingly. She is a stay at home mom so she was with the dogs all day for the most part. She was very accommodating and kept me updated. Usually the 1st day is the worst for the guest dogs, but after that my dogs warmed up to being around a larger family & I think they had a ball. I would use Brittany again and would recommend her to others. Brittany typically hosts large dogs and I do smaller dogs, but she did great with my little hell raisers. My dogs were so worn out when them came home only one of them even acted like he knew who I was. The other two were....eh, whatever. My dogs were at Brittany's for the great Houston flood of 2016 and she met me at a mutually dry location we could both get to for the hand off. Very pleased with her service.
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Brittany and her family were great with our two dogs. We got pics daily, sometimes twice! Brittany was flexible and easy to contact and communicate with. We'll definitely be coming back again in the future!
We ALWAYS send our Onyx to Brittany!! Before finding Brittany/DogVacay, Onyx used to go to this "fancy" "country club" for pets. I put that in quotes because it turned out to be NOT that! Onyx would always come back to us whining / physically creating tears from his eyes. We then thought, there has to be something better. That's when we found Brittany, which led to Onyx making his best friend - CJ! Now he always runs back and forth between us and Brittany when it's time to come home!! It's like he loves it so much he can't decide and wants us to all be together! haha! We have used Brittany for every vacation since we found her in 2015.
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This is our second time using Brittany thru dogvacay. Responds quick to your request and is simple to book with. Our dog enjoys being boarded here and Brittany constantly sends pictures during his stay to let you know how your pet is doing. Plenty of yard space for your pet to play so that he won't be bored if he's an outside dog. I will continue to use Brittany from here on out and would recommend anyone who needs to board their pet to use her as well.
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Brittany and her family treated our Caycee like a family member. Daily pics and updates gave us peace of mind. Definitely recommend Brittany!
Brittany was excellent with my bullmastiff, Wally. Kept me updated with multiple photos of my pup throughout his stay. I highly recommend Brittany if you want your pet to feel like they are at home. Most definitely will be a returning customer. Thanks, Brittany.
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I could not have asked for a better first experience. My puppy Stella got along great with Brittany, her family and dogs. I received many pictures of my puppy and it was clear that she was well cared for and had a lot of fun! When I arrived to pick Stella up, Brittany was standing outside with her and although Stella was excited to see me, she was sad to leave her new friends behind. I was beyond satisfied and I will definitely book with Brittany again!
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Brittany and her family were great! We moved in from out of state and needed a place for Bella until we could get into our house. She was welcoming and willing to work with us, and she kept us informed throughout the time Bella was with her family. We are so grateful that Bella had a loving home for a few days during a crazy time! We would definitely use her again!!!
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Brittany does a great job! Sends pics of my Pup, is patient and my dog loves her! As soon as I pull up in the car, my pup wants to jump out to see her and his dog friends. Thank you
Great experience! I had the ability to come over and meet Brittany and her husband at their home prior to my dogs stay. This gave me the reassurance and comfort I needed as I've never left my dogs with anyone outside of family before. Brittany text me almost daily with an update on the dogs and even sent me pictures. This was great to receive! I will definitely use Brittany again!
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Brittany was great! Prior to our reservation, she was very thorough with questions on our dogs background, to make sure our Lucy would be well taken care of. She sent me many picture updates that showed Lucy was fitting right in! Brittany is also very prompt at returning messages and is just an all-around sweet person.
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Thank you for taking care of my pup. He was missing all his friends when he came home.
My dog is shy and nervous, so I was worried about leaving him. I received lots of cute photo updates from Brittany during my trip that eased my mind about being away. When I picked up my pup after his vacay with Brittany, it was obvious he had had a great time! He looked so happy and relaxed. :)
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I felt very comfortable leaving my baby with Brittany and her awesome family! When I picked my pup up, she was happy and exhausted from all the fun. I loved getting the frequent updates and pictures of her going on walks and playing with the kids and other dogs. Will definitely rebook and would definitely recommend Brittany!
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Our family loved Brittany's family!! Her dogs were so laid back and in every photo she sent me, it was obvious that Elsie and Flower were welcomed and felt right at home! They got lots of extra love and attention from her daughters too! Will most definitely book with Brittany F. again!!!
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Brittany was great. She treated my dog like she was her own. Sh also sent me tons of photos of my dog while I was gone.
Always great pictures and personal care for our Great Dane. We will recommend to our friends.
Outstanding vacay. Verygood updates with photos daily. We felt very comfortable knowing Blu was in good hands. She was just part of the family.
Our Bella was well taken care of and we will certainly use Brittany for our sitting needs.
This was our first time to leave Bodey, our 2 year old Great Pyr mix, while we were out of town. We knew he had some separation anxieties when left alone but we were hoping having other dogs around would keep him busy. The first couple of days of our absence were a little rough on Brittany. She handled it great and kept us informed on how things were going. Bodey calmed down and ended up having a great visit with her family. Brittany sent a lot of pics that helped us with our own anxieties. Our kids were always bugging me to check to see if we had any new pics. We will not hesitate to use Brittany in the future.
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Brittany was AMAZING! We have a 6 month old American Akita pup and her pup CJ got along so well with him! She sends tons of photos during their stay, so you feel like you're still right there with your pup! We have already contacted her to have Onyx come back. He was actually really sad to leave! She takes the pups on personal walks, is home with them during the day, lets them play in the yard, and is accommodating to however they are used to sleeping! Little Onyx misses CJ! I definitely recommend having your pup stay at Brittany's. She has two little girls who will love on your pup as well!
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Brittany was fantastic and really surpassed our expectations. It was our first Dog Vacay experience and we will definitely use her again. She was constantly updating us with pictures and messages. Murray, our 5 month old Golden, loved her family and her resident dogs, Nessa and CJ. A nice back yard to play in and a great neighborhood for walks helped to set our mind at ease. Murray was so happy and tired after her weekend stay. It's nice to know we have a loving home for her to stay in while we are away. Thanks Brittany!!!!
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Brittany saved our weekend! We had to find a place for our puppy to stay at for the weekend after our regular sitter wasn't available and we were lucky to find Brittany on a very short notice. She took great care of our puppy and put our minds at ease with pictures and updates. Brittany was very caring and knowledgeable, which made it much easier for our 5-month-old who is still very hyper and curious.
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Second review - again Brittany is awesome!!! This was a somewhat short notice booking but she was available per her calendar. My 3 big dogs stayed with her all day while we had a party at our house and she was very accomodating to work with me as my pick up time was a little uncertain and had to be extended by an hour or so. She sent pictures of the dogs in the back yard, sleeping on a cool spot together, and also of my senior dog eating his dinner (he "forgets" to eat sometimes). The next day my dogs were wiped out so I know they had a good time with her 2 dogs as well. I will definitely book with Brittany again in the future as we have daycare or boarding needs and our schedules coincide. My first experiences with DogVacay.com have been 100% positive. I hate to recommend it to my friends just so they don't book my hosts and I can't get in. But otherwise I have been recommending the service right and left....
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Brittany is awesome! We are so lucky to have found her. Good location for us and she was so accomodating to our needs. I have 3 big dogs, one geriatric, and they got along great with her two dogs. And my dogs were treated like the spoiled mutts they are at home. She took them for walks and sent me pictures of them during their stay. They were only there for a few hours this particular day but I saw that they were relaxed and enjoyed themselves and made new friend with her big fluffy CJ and her adorable kids. Brittany is a super nice person and we got to meet her whole family who were there and they were very friendly.
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Brittany did a fantastic job taking care of Lola.
We got to see how much fun Lola was having while we were out of town because Brittany was sending us pictures on regular basis and We could see Lola having fun and playing with all the members of the family including their two dogs.
I am so happy I found Brittany. If you want your dog well taken care of, Brittany is your perfect match! We happily recomend her 100%
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