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Anna K.

28 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, Greyhound, Mastiff, Rottweiler

Anna's Resident Pets

Maxy
Havanese
Male
1 yr 5 mo old

Anna's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Anna

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My intention is to provide a safe, peaceful, stress-free environment;
high-quality care; friendly socialization;
rules and discipline in moderate;
limitless love and patience.

LODGING

- puppy proof, dog friendly home;
- spacious, uncluttered, free of wires;
- no slippery rugs, no sharp corners;
- smoke-free;
- safety gates on the stairs and kitchen area;
- flower pots are out of the reach;
- doggy door to the backyard;
- shaded cozy patio;
- green lawn (eco- and pet-friendly fertilizer);
- no pesticides or dangerous chemicals in use;
- no poisonous or thorny flowers/plants;
- fenced swimming pool area.

When it's hot
- A/C;
- cooling gel pet mats;
- extra fan in the room;
- pool;

We do not allow our dogs on the furniture or near the dining table, no exceptions.
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ACTIVITIES

Notice: I always adjust the schedules and activities according to your dog's needs.

- walks
Morning and evening walks are mandatory. If the weather allows, we do additional walk during a day.
We do a structured move forward with several breaks. No wandering around or free walk.
- long walks, 1 - 2 hours each;
- short intensive walks;
- HIIT twice a week for overweight dogs and/or athletes;
- various paths (Celebration Park, Stacy Ridge Park, Lost Creek Park, Allen Station Park, Bethany Lakes);
- run, jogging (harness only);
- bicycle (with a safe Springer Dog Exerciser and a special harness);
- backpacks with some weight for those who need extra challenge and load;

Walks schedule:
6:00 a.m. or earlier;
12:00 p.m. (except hot summer and bad weather days);
8:00 p.m.;

Short, slow walks for the dogs, who can't go long distance or keep up the pace.

- potty breaks: as often as needed.
The patio door is open when the weather is fine.
Doggy door is open during a day.
We can do several breaks during a night.

- swimming
Inground pool and foldable pet pool are available for water lovers.
We maintain the level of the chemicals in the pool low,
enough to keep the water healthy, clean and transparent.

It is allowed to play in the living room, to run and catch a ball.
Dogs are always supervised in the backyard and in the swimming pool.

- mental stimulation:
interactive toys, puzzles, basic commands, simple tricks, games;
- polite manners:
wait at the door, polite greeting, loose leash walking,
all paws on the floor, no biting/mouthing, no begging at the table;
- sounds desensitization:
door bell ringing, door knocking, thunder, storm, fireworks.
- housebreaking: puppies and adults;
- crate training;
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FEEDING

No free feeding.
If you cook the meal for your dog, we can do that, too.
Feel free to bring the recipe. We can buy fresh ingredients.

Feeding schedule:
8:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

Puppies eat according to their schedule.
Please, bring some extra food for your dog in cases of delays or changes and extended stays.

WATER

We use filtered water for our dogs.

TREATS

Treats are for training purposes, reinforcement and mental exercises.
Feel free to bring your own treats.
We make our own homemade baked and frozen treats.

CHEWING

There is alsways something to chew in our pantry (only with owner's permission):
(NO preservatives, hormones, additives, ALL natural)
- 12" Bully Sticks;
- Buffalo Smoked Ears;
- Cow Ear Dog Chews;
- Natural Beef Trachea;
- Kongs with organic peanut butter;

ANXIETY

I have several ways to deal with your dog's separation anxiety:

- Dog Anxiety Relief Spray(natural calming oils and herbs);
- Calm Flower Therapy Remedy;
- Sound therapy;
- Walks;
to name a few.
GROOMING

- bath (long stays);
- brushing and deshedding several times a week;
- eyes and ears cleaning.

CLEANING

We clean the house and backyard twice a day (sometimes even more).
All spare dog beds, covers, soft toys, blankets, pillows and towels are washed
with organic liquid detergent and bleach after each stay.
Bowls, cups, Kongs, hard toys - after each use.

NOTICE

If you are going to bring a puppy before his/her full cycle of vaccinations,
please, keep in mind:
we have different dogs in the house and in the back yard.
We walk a lot and visit places and it is impossible to keep everything sterile.

All dogs must be vaccinated (according to their age); on fleas and ticks medication, de-wormed.

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GOOD TO KNOW

tell me about your pup during our meet-and-greet session:

- did you use day care or boarding before;
- temperament, energy level;
- level of socialization;
- behavior problems;
- phobias, anxieties or unusual habits;
- food/toy guarding;
- reaction to the other dogs (in the house and outside), people, children;
- favorite toy, activity;
- health or injury problems (such as skin allergies, a heart condition, diabetes);
- what kind of treats are allowed (yogurt, peanut butter, marrow bones, etc.)

WHAT TO BRING (Checklist)
We'll go through the items when you are here to drop off your dog. Double check at home before you leave, please.

- id tag;
- copy of vaccinations record;
- emergency numbers;
- veterinarian contacts;
- food, feeding schedule;
- treats (optional);
- toys (optional);
- bed, blanket (optional, preferable);
- crate (optional);

Feel free to pack your dog's bag with any other stuff
that you think will make your pup's stay more comfortable.

Some words about crating:
normally I do not keep my dogs locked in the crates.
If you dog needs a crate you are welcome to bring it.
They are free around the house and backyard.
Exceptions:
- you train your dog to be crated for some period of time during a day;
- your pup used to be crated at night;
- your dog can be fed in the crate if there are more than 3 pups in the house;

I do not take dogs with aggressive behavior!
I do charge $15 fee for marking in the house (to purchase enzymatic cleaning supplies and clean the furniture, floors, walls, etc.).

PLEASE! Do not bring sick dogs with any eye, ear, skin infection. I will check them during meet and greet. Be respectful towards me, my clients, my own dog and puppies I am responsible during their stay!

Usually we have 2 - 3 dogs in the house.
I can take care of more pups at the same time, but always chose them carefully.

WHEN YOU ARE HERE

Please, be on time for meet and greet, drop off and pick up.
A short message in advance is very helpful.

Dogs are very exited to meet a new guest.
They have a free access around the house.
That is why it can be dangerous to let them all
to greet a new person and/or a new friend.
Someone can run out on the street, or jump on you,
or be scared and upset, or scare your own puppy.

Please, let me know about your soon arrival.
Meanwhile I'll take my guests/dogs in to the special separate room to wait.
It could take no more than a minute.
Otherwise be prepared to wait 120 seconds outside!

UPDATES

I send photos, videos, texts several times a day.
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ABOUT ME

- Pet CPR & First Aid Certification Course with Arden Moore;
- a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters;
- "Dog Training Foundation" at Karen Pryor Academy (positive-reinforcement animal training);
- student at the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy;
- attend seminars with professional dog trainers;
- volunteer at SPCA of Texas in McKinney as an animal handler;
- participate in an adoption events;

I work from home first half of the day.
Your dogs are always with me, never left alone.
If there is any need to leave the house, my husband helps me to look after our dogs.

I do my best for your pup to feel less stressful and yearning while you are away.

Highly appreciate your review!
Thank you.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Anna K.

28 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Anna's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Anna's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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28 Reviews
Deer Anna,

I had a vary gud time at your house. I liked playing with my dog frends and going on walks. My familee liked getting the pitchers from you so they new I was having fun. I hop I was a gud boy for you. Thank you for the yummy treet you sent home with me. It was vary gud. I miss my frends at your house. Now I only have the kats and they are no fun at all. I hop I will be back to vizit some day soon! Love, Ranger
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Anna was fantastic, she took our boys for regular walks and kept updating us constantly with pictures and emails .Highly recommend using Anna .
Anna is awesome!!!! I received over 30 photos over 4 days, daily messages and could tell she really enjoyed our dogs company! I have already rebooked for a future visit!
If I could give Anna 6 stars, I would have done that. She truly went above and beyond for Regan. We received lots of pictures and videos. I felt as if Regan was staying with a family member and received unlimited love and attention. We will definitely be using Anna again and again!
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We love Anna! She was very flexible with our changing schedule and sent more photo and video updates than any other host we've had. Our dog loved staying there and playing with other dogs, swimming, and going on walks. She even sent him home with a little doggy bag and more doggy poo bags because we had ran out. We would definitely have bones stay again!
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Anna was amazing! You can tell she has a lot of experience with dogs. She sent detailed updates and gorgeous photos to keep us informed of our dogs vacay. She takes great care to make sure all of the dogs she's caring for will get along with each other during their visit. I loved that she takes the dogs on long morning and evening walks. We felt completely comfortable with her keeping our dog and I will definitely rebook with her again.
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Anna did an extremely good job taking care of our golden with lots of playtime photos.
I am so happy that my lab (Kadie) and I met Anna. I cannot begin to say how awesome Anna was. I was very pleased with the services. I will be taking Kadie back to Anna. Anna updated me by sending pictures and emails on how Kadie's day was going. I felt comfortable leaving my Kadie with Anna. Thanks Anna, happy to have met you.
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I can't say enough about how wonderful Anna was with our husky!! She sent us pics and videos and quickly laid to rest any reservations that we had with leaving our baby! Anna is fantastic!!!
Anna is wonderful! This is a very loving and immaculate environment. Anna was everything we were looking for. We will definitely use her again!
Anna was great to work with! She was very accommodating and flexible with schedule changes, and my pup had a great time playing with Max! I will definitely use her again!
Anna is an excellent host. She went above and beyond in every way to make sure our Lucygirl was happy and safe. Her pictures and communications were frequent and kept us informed every day. We have looked a long time for someone like Anna, she is terrific, I can't say enough about her except she is fabulous. I will not take my dog to anyone else.
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Anna was great to work with. We loved the fact that she was able to take our dog on walks and communicated with pictures every day.
I had to find a last minute Daycare Sitter for my Bentley, and I read several profiles and reviews before landing on Anna's. She put my mind at ease when I met her at our Meet and Greet last week, and I explained to her about me needing Daycare Monday-Friday, pretty much from dusk to dawn. I picked Bentley up on his first day of Daycare with her and Maxy and I could tell he had a blast. To my surprise and pleasure Anna has sent me daily updates and adorable pics of them walking the trail, walking Bethany Lake, and of Ben and Maxy playing/lounging throughout this week. I can tell that Bentley has had so much fun and he has made a new friend, too, Anna's rescue dog, Maxy. I look forward to him staying with them again next week, as I know he will be in great hands. I highly recommend Anna and Maxy to help make your pet's stay WONDERFUL!!!
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Ana was amazing with my boxers. She continuously updated me with photos and messages and was extremely accomadating with last minute changes in my schedule. I will absolutely be using her again!
Anna,is always great with my dog Bruno. She is very caring and has a special connection with dogs.

Anna is very attentive and will send me up to date reports and pictures of my dog Bruno.

Anna has taken care of Bruno on several occasions, really happy to have found such a great host . Will always seek to send my dog to Anna's home when I need to leave town.

Best regards
Iisabel
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Anna was a wonderful dog sitter. I would use her again.
Anna was absolutely wonderful! This was the very first time I have used this service and we will definitely rebook with Anna again. We got daily videos, pictures and messages about our English Bulldog and his day. She is also very prompt at returning messages. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
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Anna was awesome with my Cocoa girl. She was very accommodating and understanding about things about Cocoa. Cocoa did get a nip on her ear, but Anna tended to it immediately and told me right away. She is very trustworthy and can't wait to take Cocoa back! I highly recommend Anna for your boarding needs! I also got daily pics of Cocoa, which helped me feel better about leaving her, as this was the first time I left her with someone I just met.
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Anna is the best! she had special dedication for Blacky (our 1-year Cockapoo)... she walked him every day, send pictures, updates and kept us informed about how he was doing. She has the perfect environment for Blacky to enjoy... a nice clean backyard, wood floored home, etc. We were so happy with her service. We will back again!
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Had a wonderful experience leaving my dog with Anna! She kept me informed and sent pictures of my dog during the stay which made me feel better about leaving. She took the dogs on walks and even had a way of calming my dogs anxiety. Will definitely use again and recommend to family and friends. Very nice family!! Thank you Anna!!
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Anna took great care of Cooper. It was my first time leaving him with a new person and I can tell Cooper had a great time. I received daily updates and photos and she took him on long walks. I would highly recommend Anna to anyone looking for someone caring to take care of their dogs.
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Anna was great with Bruno. So excited to have found such a caring hostess from my Dog Bruno.
Will definitely use her for my future trips out of town .

Anna was very attentive to Bruno 's needs . Took hime out on many long walks.

Would highly recommend Anna to all of you who are
wanting to find a caring and loving host for your Dog
while you go out of town.

Thanks
Isabel Lawson
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Anna was very flexible, and she took great care of Harper! They went for runs every day, and I received daily updates complete with photos. Thanks, Anna!
Fantastic experience. Both dogs very well cared for, so much that they didn't want to leave. Will definitely use again.
Anna was a complete doll and our dogs loved her. She is great with dogs and has a great way them. We have a high anxiety dog who generally doesn't like a lot of people but loved her. I would recommend Anna and definitely have her watch our babies again without a doubt!! She also left a bag of chicken jerky, did my dishes in the sink and left a thank you note which was super sweet :)
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Wonderful experience! Anna was fantastic with our German Shepherd. She kept us up to date everyday and kept our big guy exercised well. He was very happy when we picked him up!
Anna was a fantastic host! She spoiled Merlin...even walked him in the rain! He got lots of love and attention. She sent updates and pictures, and I had no worries leaving him with her. I would definitely recommend Anna to anyone. Thanks for a great experience!
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