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Stephanie M.

12 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Stephanie's Resident Pets

Roxy
Basenji
Female
9 yr 9 mo old
Manchester
Great Dane
Male
2 yr 9 mo old

Stephanie's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Stephanie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**At this time, I can only accept reservations from returning clients. If this changes, I will update my profile as soon as possible. Thanks for your understanding!**

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I would love to make your vacation a little less stressful. As the parent of two wonderful and spoiled pups, I know the importance of having your fur children in a loving, caring, and safe home when you are away. My goal is to not just provide your furry friend with a home away from home, but to make them feel like a part our family and give them lots of play time with our two goofy, somewhat lazy, and friendly dogs. Roxy and Mannie love to meet and play with new friends, and would be more than happy to entertain others and include them in their nightly ritual of cuddling. Mannie is big, but don't be afraid of his size, he's just a big goofball who likes playing with all dogs, large and small. Roxy's our little sweetheart and gets along great with everyone she meets. Although our dogs have a balanced play/sleep drive, Mannie is still young and playful, and thus if your dog does not like to play at all, is very shy, or is aggressive/ possessive, we may not be the best fit for you.

Dogs have been a part of my family all my life, and over the years I have had many breeds, sizes, personalities, and energy levels. In particular, I have experience with the special needs of giant and deep chested breeds, and if needed, I can tailor play times, exercise, feeding, and oral medication to any specifications.

My husband, Rob, and I live in a single family, single level home with a fully fenced back yard in a quiet neighborhood. There are lots of walking trails, sidewalks, and parks nearby, so daily walks and lots of play time in the yard will ensure that your pup gets plenty of exercise while staying with us.

As I want to ensure that your pup has the best experience possible, I do require a meet and greet prior to any booking, but because of my schedule can offer flexible meet times. At this time I am only accepting one non-resident pet at a time so that proper attention and care can be given to all furry family members, though special exceptions may be made on a case by case basis for sibling pairs. I also require copies of vet records for vaccination, medication, and location information, so that in the case of an emergency, I can take them to their regular care provider, if possible. You can rest assured that your family member will be in the best of care, as I will update you with pictures of our adventures while you're gone. All sizes of dog are welcome in our home, but they must be up to date on their vaccinations and able to socialize with other dogs. Unfortunately at this time we are not accepting puppies.

All food, leashes, collars, crates (if necessary), or special dietary treats (non-dietary treats are provided) would need to be provided by the owner, as I feel it is important to maintain as much regularity and stability as possible. I also recommend bringing at least a couple of favorite toys or a shirt or blanket that smells like them or you as an extra comfort for their stay with us. Our dogs have a bed in the living room as well as a bed in the bedroom which are roomy enough to share, but other beds are welcome as well to provide that extra piece of home. Otherwise your pet would be free to roam the house and cuddle with us on the couch as our dogs do.

I also offer special prices for extended stays (over 7 days) and repeat clients. Please message me for more information!
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Stephanie M.

12 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 7, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephanie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
12 Reviews
I have used Stephanie now twice and each time has been wonderful! She is very flexible as to when I can bring Riley over as well as pick her up. She is also awesome at keeping me posted on how my Riley is doing throughout her stay! I will continue to use Stephanie for future dog vacays!
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This review is long overdue... Stephanie, her husband, and two dogs were amazing hosts to my lab mix, Treble. First, I had trouble navigating the site because I was new to DogVacay and Stephanie was patient with me and all of my messages to her. Despite my last minute request, she fit in a meet and greet for us. Her house is beautiful, clean, well-maintained, which made me feel comfortable leaving Treble there. I knew that he would be in a safe and warm environment. Her two dogs were so friendly and played so well with mine. I left treble for four nights and Stephanie made sure to send me lots of photos. When I was having trouble accessing the photos on DogVacay's app, she agreed to text them to me. Every photo showed Treble either super relaxed or having the time of his life. I highly recommend Stephanie and her family for your dog vacay needs!
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I wasn't going to do yet another glowing review of Stephanie, but I have to. We had Blizzy with them for two weeks while being away for wedding and honeymoon. Blizzy was extremely happy and cuddly with both the doggies and humans (according to many pics and videos Stephanie sent). I was worried about her reinjuring her back from too much play with Mannie and after explaining all my worrries to Stephanie, she made sure their play time was limited and Blizzy did not reinjure her back at all. I didn't think that was possible. I brought extra supplement and told S. she didn't have to give it to Blizzy if she didn't feel like it and S. used up every single one of them. My Blizzy didn't want to go home and looked so sad to leave her vacation house after two weeks of bliss. It was such a peace of mind for me the whole time knowing that Blizzy was in the best hands and probably even happier than when at home with us :)
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Stephanie was so patient with Kogo & Rocco's nervous parents! Our pups had a great time and we look forward to our next trip. :)
Kogo & Rocco had a great time with Mannie & Roxy! We would recommend Stephanie highly. We trust her totally, and it's a great feeling. :)
This was Snoop's first time away from family/friends so I was a little nervous bet Stephanie made me feel very comfortable and I knew she would take care of my little guy. Snoop had a great time because he came home and slept the entire next day. Stephanie kept me updated on how he was doing with pictures and video. Snoop will definitely go on a another vacay with Stephanie.
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Blizzy couldn't wait to return to Stephanie's! Stephanie was extremely accommodating in pick up and drop off times and very responsive as usual. We dropped off BLizzy, petted her pups and within couple hours I already had updates from Stephanie. Blizzy's best friend Mannie made sure she had a ton of exercise and she got lot of sweet puppy love from Roxy too. Stephanie sent me pics and video even though Blizz was there only 1 night. Blizzy is so happy there that I am thinking that I may just bring her there for a night once in a while even if we are not out of town. That's how happy she is there. We r going out of town for a week in couple weeks and Blizzy is so happy she doesn't go with us and can go back to Stephanies. :)
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Stephanie was great. She sent us videos and text messages during the entire visit. Thanks!
I was a little worried about going away as Blizzy had a back injury but I knew from meet and greet that Stephanie and her family will take an amazing care of our little girl. Turns out I was right and didn't have anything to worry about. I actually think Blizzy's injury healed while she was there. Stephanie is just as detailed and responsible when it comes to dog care as I am ( and most people think I am too much). She asked for instruction list (which I really appreciated) and asked all the right questions. She obviously liked Blizzy as much as Blizzy liked her. I know that she stayed with Blizzy and Mannie and Roxy all the time until they got comfortable with each other and I really didn't worry. She sent me videos and pics and updates and we all loved that. Blizzy was so happy there and enjoyed her vacation (even got to get on their couch with the rest of the doggies). I have a GPS tracker so I know that Blizzy got a ton of exercise too. I just couldn't be happier and now I know every next vacation I will enjoy without any worry about Blizzy when she is at Stephanie's.
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Excellent! Took a week long trip with no worries about our dog. We got lots of photo updates to make us smile while we were away. Highly recommend!
Excellent experience! I highly recommend Stephanie!
Stephanie, Rob, Mannie, and Roxy were fantastic hosts. Our dog Floyd was sooooo happy there. They sent us daily pictures and updates. Mannie and Roxy are really great with other dogs. Floyd had a bit of a bromance with Mannie. They were also very flexible and accommodating.

We would definitely recommend them!
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