Blanca's Furrever Paradise

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Leana D.

9 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Leana's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Leana

13 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

My name is Leana DeSouza and I've lived my whole life with dogs. In the past 13 years, my husband Tony and I raised our sweet pitbull Blanca from pup to senior. She was the love of our lives and passed away on March, 8th of 2016. Growing up, I've always had dogs in my life and, after losing Blanca, we've found that our lives are too empty and quiet without a wonderful furr-baby around. When your dog is here, you can trust that we'll give them all the love and care that we gave our baby Blanca for so many years. Please check out what we offer to make you and your dogs more comfortable during their stay:

- FIRST TIME VACAY: a meet and greet prior to vacay is REQUIRED! It's important to see if your dog's needs can be met during their stay with us, as well as give you the chance to get to know us and ask questions.
- Proof of up-to-date vaccinations, flea treatments, and NO ongoing flea issues.
- Dogs MUST be fully house-trained (no pads, etc).
- Dogs MUST be friendly with other dogs and people.

- Medical: administer vet prescribed meds/post-surgical physical therapy.
- Vet Care: Less than 5 minute drive from 3 different animal hospitals.
- Emergency: 10 minute drive from Northtowns 24-hour Vet Emergency Services.
- Warm weather: a large, fenced backyard and a covered patio for shade.
- Cold weather: a warm living room with a big rug and pillows for cuddle parties!
- Friendly neighbors, treats, and lots of fresh water!
- I'm a housewife whom is home most of the day with access to my own car.
- Husband is a registered nurse and is home on evenings and weekends.
- Quiet, tree-lined neighborhood with LOTS of opportunities for walks.
- Pitbull friendly: Blanca was a pitty, so we understand the difficulty of finding safe accommodations for these so-called "dangerous" breeds. Let our home be your baby's pitty paradise!

- PROOF of vaccinations and flea treatment (if flea treatment is ongoing). Dog will NOT be boarded without this documentation.
- Dog food for the duration of your dog's stay (we provide the bowls).
- Dog leash & collar (we have TONS of poopy bags).
- Dog bed, pillow, or something that smells like you to remind your dog of home.
- Dog crate (if desired).
- Medications (if required).
- Toys or any other fun items your dog loves!

Thanks and we look forward to having your furr-baby stay with us!

Leana & Tony
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Leana D.

9 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Leana's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Leana's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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1 Testimonial
Sep 2016
I've known Leana for more than 17 years. She grew up with dogs of a variety of breeds and sizes and knows what it takes to raise and provide them with attention, love and care.

It's been evident for a long time that she always formed positive, strong-bonded relationships with her dogs. Leana is easily attuned and sensitive to a dog's needs and wants. She is fun and engaging for your dog, and knows how to make sound decisions and adapt her skills to different dog personalities and situations in order to provide each of them with the best care and experience. If you're in need of dropping off your dogs, Leana will welcome them to her clean, comfortable home, and a non-stressful environment.

The qualifications of a dog sitter come naturally to Leana, as does her approach/interaction and enthusiasm towards dogs. I don't hesitate in saying that she makes for a genuine and wonderful dog sitter!
9 Reviews
We will definitely book again the next time we need boarding. I have already recommended Leana for friends who may need boarding.
Leana and hubby are great! If I couldn't be with my Simone, these DogVacay boarders are the next-best-thing with constant care and love.
Was hesitant at first but after meeting Leana I felt more comfortable. It wasnt long before the pictures of my happy dog hanging out and updates on what he was up to made it a lot easier to relax. This was my first time using this site and will most likely use it again.
Leana FAR exceeded all of my hopes and expectations!

I had a weekend vacation coming up, and boarding establishments refused to accept my dog because he jumps fences. Leana and her husband took the time to meet with us and our dog ahead of time to establish a relationship with him, hear about my concerns, and make sure she could accommodate us. You could immediately tell that they were warm, genuine people, and I felt totally at ease trusting them with my furbaby.

She sent us photos, videos, and updates on our dog throughout the weekend, and even took the time to gently work on some of his behavior (leash pulling, etc.)! When he came home, I was shocked at how relaxed and happy he was; usually he's anxious if we leave for any amount of time! It's abundantly clear that he was not just looked after, but truly cared for. Her services are worth many times what she charges, and she'll be the first person I contact for any future boarding needs. I'm so happy to have met such an amazing boarder!
Leanna was fantastic. She enjoyed my dogs as much as I do and took outstanding care of them. They are senior dogs who take multiple medications and she didn't mind at all. They felt welcomed from the moment I walked them into her yard. They were relaxed and happy when I returned. I will definitely use her again. No kennel for them ever again!!
I leave the my dog just for Leana at the night time for prepare for the exam. Leana is so nice and she is really patient that sent several picture of my dog to me and also get along with the dog in order to let him get familiar with surroundings. Thank you! Leana.
I will never leave my dog in a kennel again! Leana and her husband were wonderful. The dogs had a great time and were so well taken care of. We loved the daily photos and quick notes about how they were and what they did. She even got my needy dog to happily play with other dogs. I couldn't be happier.
What a wonderful DogVacay experience! Leana and her husband are clearly dog lovers and all-around friendly folks. They have a lovely corner house with a great yard. I can tell that our 2 little senior dogs had an awesome time with them and probably didn't miss us much at all. From now on, I won't worry about making travel plans knowing that our pups will have a great home away from home when we're out of town. Thank you for all the photos, videos, and updates. We look forward to the next time!
I want to thank Leana for her great care to Coco
It was very stressfull eing away from home and having to find a dog sitter last minute on a holiday weekend
Leana was very helpful with the time and understanding Coco was a lilttel nervous
Everthing went perfect, we was able to enjoy our weekend ecpecially knowing Coco was so well taken care of.. Fore ever thankful
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