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Amanda J.
Silver Spring, MD 20906
57 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Great Dane, Greyhound, Mastiff, St. Bernard

Amanda's Resident Pets

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1 old

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Amanda J.
Silver Spring, MD 20906
57 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 22, 2014

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amanda's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$20 /night
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Amanda's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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57 Reviews
Bogey is always very relaxed when we pick him up from Amanda J. We know they take great care of him.
This is Sasha's second home. Amanda is wonderful!
Sasha had a wonderful time. She was quite happy
I wish we went away more so my dog would be able to have that much fun more often.
My black Lab, Baxter, has stayed with Amanda and Brice several times. For him, it is truly a vacation! I could not be happier - I know he is in goods hands of a couple who love dogs and treat my buddy very well when I'm out of town. I highly recommend them.
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Amanda & Brice are dog people, and treat my dog like their dog. What more could you want.
I am going to stop telling everyone how wonderful Amanda and Brice are, they stay busy, just kidding, they are wonderful, I would not leave my dogs with anyone else. My girls have the best time there and I don't think they even miss us when we are on vacation, they love playing with their dogs, and they love dogs, they are the best

Lynda and John
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As always, Emma had a wonderful time with Brice and Amanda! We were able to drop her off early in the morning and got a photo update of her visit. We highly recommend them and don't board our dog with anyone else!!
We had always been hesitant to leave our 2 dogs with anyone, but things changed once we discovered Amanda and Brice. They are terrific and our 2 dogs came home after a 6 days stay with them happy and very tired from all of the stimulation. We are so glad that we finally found wonderful doggie caregivers, which of course means that we can now do a little traveling knowing that our two dogs will be well taken care of. Amanda also sent us updates and photos to let us know how our "girls" were doing; we found these updates very comforting. Thank you Amanda and Brice!!
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Goose has stayed with Amanda and Brice twice in the last few weeks including a week-long stay while we were out of the country. Both times, Goose has come home a perfectly healthy and happy boy. Amanda is great about sending updates and responds quickly if you need to send her a text with a question or just want to check in on your pup. Goose can be a little shy around new people but do a great job of making him comfortable. We live in the city with no yard so Goose's visits to Amanda and Brice's house really are a fun vacation for him. We will absolutely be back.
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We just moved to this area. We had Amina stay with Amanda and Brice twice this month. We are SO SO HAPPY that we found another wonderful home for Amina :) She absolutely love it there! Thanks so much Amanda and Brice!!!
My dogs had another great stay with Amanda and Brice. They are very accommodating and flexible with drop off and pick up time. My dogs love to go there to play with her dogs and others. They are always happy staying there and come home tired from playing. We’ll be back soon!
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Our dog loves going here. I'm unsure how many times she has stayed (both short and long stays) with Amanda and Brice, but we always have peace of mind when traveling that everything is ok.

I'm starting to think our dog may enjoy Amanda and Brice more than us. lol
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Fantastic. This was my first experience ever leaving my dog with anyone and it was seamless. Amanda was amazing, sending texts without prompting to let me know how Django was adjusting. They have a big backyard, much bigger than mine and I am sure that my dog had a great time. I still do not like leaving my dog anywhere, but will definitely leave him with Amanda and her husband again. Oh, and she provided toys, that he promptly destroyed of course. All in all, a wonderful and stress free experience.
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Amanda and Brice were great as always. This is our second time having Maxwell stay with them and he is looking forward to returning!
This review is 6 months late but we are still grateful for Amanda keeping our pup for almost 2 weeks! Maxwell was very young when we left him and we were extremely nervous. However, Amanda made us feel very comfortable and we could tell that she would take great care of Maxwell. We travelled abroad and Amanda was great about keeping in touch with us and giving us regular updates. We will use her again.
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Amanda and Brice have watched our dogs for a few vacations over the past year and the dogs always come back happy and tired. Amanda contacted us immediately this past visit when one of our dogs got sick and we discussed how to treat it. She kept us informed and was willing to go the extra mile to be sure he was comfortable. Thanks, Amanda!
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Love Love Love Amanda, she is the best , she has Roxee again, we only let her watch our dogs, she has our new puppy 11 weeks old Lizzy and she loves little puppies. Best of all my Roxee walks right up to her door goes in , greets her and heads for the back yard to play with other dogs like she lives there.
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They care for our dog as if it was there own, I always feel good about leaving Bogey with them.
Amanda & Bryce provide a loving home for our dog and I know he is well cared for.
We had our dogs stay with Amanda and Brice during the December holidays. Amanda and her husband provided texts and email updates about them during their stay, which made us feel better while being thousands of miles away! They have a great doggy drop off-pick up system worked out so everything works out smoothly and efficiently. It's also great that Amanda lives just a few minutes away from us.
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This was our first time using Dog Vacay. We were very happy with Amanda and Brice. Our girl was very well taken care of. We will definitely use their services again. We are definitely pleased to find a safe and loving place to care for our girl when we go out of town.
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I feel our Bogey is well cared for here and appreciate the flexibility of Amanda.
This was my first experience with DogVacay and I could not be happier. Amanda and Brice were fantastic. Returning from my long weekend trip, I picked up a tired and (very) happy Labrador Retriever who I can tell thoroughly enjoyed his stay with them. I will definitely contact Amanda and Brice again when I next travel out of town. I highly recommend them.
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Enjoyed getting the updates and pictures. I know Bogey had a good time and thank you for the short notice availability
Amanda and her husband are a wonderful host. This is the second time I board my dogs with them. The first time was a week and this time was 5 days. Mia and Megan love to go there because they get to play with Amanda's puppies. (I believe they are bff now :-)) They always come home tired from playing. Amanda and her husband took good care of my babies both times. She even cleaned the dog's blanket for me. I'm very impressed and trust them to take care of my dogs each time I travel. Will be back very soon!
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Our dog was a better pup when we picked him up than when we dropped him off. Amanda and her husband Bryce were fantastic! Would definitely recommend the care and live they gave.
We are disappointed that Amanda and her husband were not more communicative during our 7-month-old puppy's stay with them. When we attempted to check in on our dog, we were given ambiguous replies that she "was fine" and "was eating well." A few days into our trip, when we checked in via text message, we were told that our puppy had acted aggressively towards them. We were understandably very upset to hear this news and wanted to know the details to make sure our puppy was alright (and that they were alright). After numerous attempts to reach Amanda and her husband in order to get the full report of what had happened, hours later I received an email from her in which I was told to "let it be done with." Their unwillingness to discuss the incident resulted in more apprehension and concern on our part and there was nothing that could be done since we were traveling. Even when we picked up our puppy they brushed us off. Their manner in dealing with the issue was unprofessional, irresponsible and immature. We will not leave our puppy with them again.
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Super friendly couple who love the dogs they take care of. Vida had a great week!
love love love her she is the best Amanda and her husband. My dog loves to go there to play with their dogs
Amazing as always! My 6 year old even asked if he could stay with Amanda when I have to go away lol!!
We had such a great experience! After our meet and great we were 100% confident that Enzo would be happy there. We dropped him off yesterday afternoon and received an update later that evening that everything was going well. Enzo looks forward to his stay with you next month :)
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Amanda was very easy to work with. She was very accommodating for our schedule and kept in great communication while we were away. We enjoyed getting picture updates. The girls were pooped when they came home but were in great spirits and health. Everything came back in order and I would happily have them stay with Amanda again.
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Amanda did a great job when we left our two bulldogs (one english, one french) for a weekend! She was friendly, communicative, and gentle when our French bulldog had an accident because of her separation anxiety. I couldn't recommend her enough! We'll absolutely leave them with her when we go out of town from now on.
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Amanda and her husband were great. They made me and my two Italian Greyhounds feel very comfortable. They were flexible with my dates and pick up times and their dogs were very friendly. I was very comfortable leaving my two kids with them. Amanda provided pictures and updates to me while I was away. I would highly recommend them and will use them again.
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Absolutely wonderful...Amanda and Brice are wonderful. Sasha had such a great time, she did not want to go home. It is rare to find good, loving and safe care for the family precious member. Thank You, for not only the outstanding care but giving us peace of mind.
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Amanda is great. We felt completely comfortable leaving our dog with them for a week.
Sox came home loved, happy and tired :) Thank you Amanda!
Amanda was very accomidating about pickup and drop off and kept me updated with pictures during my dog's stay. My dog came back happy and relaxed. I would definitely recommend her.
Amanda and Brice are the best!! Not everyone can handle my wild pup, Baxter, but they not only kept him safe (which was my priority), but kept him entertained. He was SO tired and happy when I picked him up. We will definitely be using them in the future. Baxter can't wait to play with Finnegan again!
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Had a great experience leaving our dog with Amanda for a week. Mr. Eko came back happy and well rested. Will recommend her to others and use her services again.
Love her !!! and my dog loves her!! dropper my dog off early this morning and she crawled in Amanda's bed just like she was home
The pups had a great time!! Both are happy and tired from playing. Thank you Amanda!
She and Brice are amazing...I just picked up my dog after a week away. He was happy, healthy and a bit calmer (which is definitely saying something). I want to go on vacations more just so Nugget can go there again. :) Can't recommend enough!
Wonderful Roxee had a wonderful time again, Amanda is super and we will see her again soon
Words can't even describe how amazing Amanda is with all of the dogs she watches. Specifically I have always had difficulty finding someone to watch my dog who becomes very anxious when I leave him somewhere new. I have now left my dog with Amanda for several days several times and he is always perfectly fine and happy.

Amanda sends photos at least once a day of my pup and sends to me with personal anecdotes of their time together. I can finally travel knowing my pet is safe and happy. Thank you Amanda!!
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Amanda was very informative when we came by for a meet n greet. Her place is kept orderly and organized. She also gave confidence in how she cares for dogs - not only with compassion but recognizes that some dogs don't get along. Her own dogs look very happy and healthy themselves so that also helped us make our decision that our dog would be taken care of well. Thanks Amanda!:)
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Emma LOVES staying with Brice and Amanda! They send photo updates and even accommodated our last minute reservation change so we could go on vacation a day early! We HIGHLY recommend them - they provide exceptional care and attention!! They even sent us home with medicated pads to help our dog with her ear infection!
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What a wonderful person Amanda she loves loves dogs Roxee could not have been any happier staying with her and her husband with the other dogs. She played for a week with another pup and had a ball. Anytime I need to go away I hope there is room with Amanda she is the best !!
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I can't even begin to explain how happy I was with my dog's experience at Amanda's home. In the past I have tried to leave him at a boarding kennel (he escaped and was found by animal control) and a residence via a local company (it was TWICE the price!). Amanda has a big fenced backyard and lots of space devoted to chill out for the dogs. I returned to find my dog happy and healthy. She sent daily updates with pictures too so I knew not to worry. I will definitely be making use of Amanda's services whenever I need to travel!
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Amanda and Brice clearly love animals and took great care of Lucy! They sent a few updates throughout the week we were gone, which gave us peace of mind and comfort. We have zero complaints and would definitely book a stay with them again.
Amanda took great care of Sam while I was away. When I returned he looked great and had obviously been treated as one of the family. Amanda also cleaned Sam's bedding before he left. I will definitely have Sam stay there again and will be recommending Amanda to others.
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Amanda and Brice were absolutely AMAZING with our 6 month old pup Kenzie! This was the second time we kept her there and she was so excited to go back. Everything from the endless playtime with their dogs to the picture message updates were top notch service! I can't say enough great things about them to do it justice, they are such great hosts and really go out of their way to make the owners and dogs feel comfortable!
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Sir Boxer enjoyed himself in Amanda's care. He was tired when I picked him up so that means he had fun running around with the other dogs. Sir Boxer was brushed and spoiled! I will use her services again.
I almost don't want to give Amanda and Brice this review--because once people find out how awesome they are we might never be able to book space again!

I can't say enough wonderful things about the way they cared for my Great Dane. She's got some medical issues that can be challenging, but Amanda and Brice handled them (and her complicated food and meds) beautifully and with a smile. I got texts to keep me updated on how she was doing and felt reassured the whole time that Sheba was not only being taken care of--but being cared FOR. They really love the dogs that stay with them.
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Tika enjoys his days at Amanda's and Amanda is always so accommodating with my hectic schedule.
This is the perfect place for our dog!!! Amanda and Brice are real dog lovers who will give your dog a great home away from home. If your dog loves companionship, there are plenty of dogs, big and small, to play with here and a nice yard for them to enjoy. Amanda sent text updates and photos so we could stay connect while we were away. When our travel plans changed at the last minute, they were super flexible and accommodating. Easy going people with the best rates in town. Thanks for everything! 5 STARS!
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