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Dorothy M.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Dorothy's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
12 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Dorothy's House

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

About Dorothy

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I spoil them like they are my granddogs! Nothing is more worrisome than having to leave your dog while you are away. You can leave your furry friend here guilt-free. A lifelong animal lover and pet parent myself, I will care for your pet as if he/she is my own 'granddog'. Comfort, safety, food, exercise, and plenty of reassuring cuddling is included. Yes, the house is large and there is a fenced yard with plenty of play space but your dog will not be inside or outside unattended. With your permission he/she will enjoy walks through the neighborhood. My purpose is to make sure your dog is safe and happy in your absence and to relieve you of worry.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Dorothy M.

19 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dorothy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Dorothy's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$22 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /bath
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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19 Reviews
Dog walking.
This was our first visit with Dorothy, but I am hoping it will be the beginning of a long relationship between us . I instantly felt confident from her first visit , that our boy was in very capable and caring hands.. Her love of dogs is evident and her qualifications makes her a perfect caretaker for my best boy.. a 12 year old Golden. Gepetto- Looking for a few extra things to plan so that she and Gepetto can get very acquainted,, I am pretty sure he already thinks of her as Auntie Dorothy.
Debbie and Gepetto
Dorothy took such good care of our pups! She sent me photos of them during their stay with her. I could see they were so comfortable--lounging and sleeping on her sofa after nice walks. I will definitely be calling on her in the future!
Daycare with Dorthy is so enjoyable for my Maltipoo and extremely easy for me. Dorothy is always pleasant and very open with communication. She sends updates and pictures throughout the day. My dog is so excited to spend the day with her and he comes home relaxed at the end of the day. I would recommend her to anyone!
I had just left my Moxy and Sage with Dorothy for about a month. I decided to do a short trip to NYC and asked Dorothy if she would take care of my girls again. She was very excited and so were Moxy and Sage.

I cannot recommend Dorothy enough to take care of your furry children!
Dorothy is awesome! I had to leave my pups for almost a month, due to a work trip. I couldn't fathom leaving them in a kennel type situation.

I searched for someone to leave them with on DogVacay. Dorothy's profile caught my eye and we set up a meet and greet. I instantly felt comfortable with her and my Moxy and Sage made themselves at home.

The day came to drop off my girls and Dorothy made it bearable. I was very sad but she welcomed the girls and made leaving them much easier.

Dorothy sent me pictures and updates throughout their stay. Besides missing them horribly, I did not worry about them at all.

My only concern was they may not want to come home after being so well taken care of and spoiled! :-)
Dorothy is pretty awesome! My fur baby can be very anxious when parting from us will in fact he gave Dorothy a warning nip when they met!! :( Dorothy handled it like a seasoned pet sitter. She allowed Elmo his space to check out . Dorothy sent photos regularly and let us know how our dog was adjusting. By the time I returned I could tell my baby was in love with Dorothy. As a sitter myself here on Dog Vacay I highly recommend Dorothy. 6 ⭐️!
Our experience with Dorothy was stellar! We found her to be responsible, reliable and caring. She's very friendly with both us and our dog. We have a large, 9 yr. old Chow chow/Lab mix who had been refused at several boarding kennels due to his breed. Not only did Dorothy aptly handle him, but he had fun romping at her house with other doggie guests, helping her in the garden and relaxing on he deck. Dorothy even made the added effort to send us periodic email updates and photos- what a nice touch!
Dorothy is fantastic. After the meet and greet, we know that our baby would be in great hands. She did not disappoint. During Brea's stay, Dorothy kept us informed of her activity on a regular basis. We could tell Brea enjoyed the stay...and she made a few friends.
This was my first time leaving my dogs with someone else in 6 years. Every aspect of our experience was awesome. Dorothy was a joy to work with before and during our stay. She was communitive, sending much appreciated updates and photos, and positive the whole way through! Our dogs had a great time and slept for two straight days after playing and having fun with her!
Dorothy was communicative and helpful. When my plans changed and I needed to adjust my pick up time, she was gracious. Dorothy offered some training tips that I will be using.

My little dog seemed reluctant to acknowledge that I had even arrived, she was that relaxed.

Loved the photos from Dorothy. Dorothy also asked how frequently I'd like to be updated. Terrific.
Ms. Dorothy was great with my Maxi. This was her first time away from home overnight and although I worried about her, Ms. Dorothy did allow me to have some peace of mind. She send pictures and updates daily and she was honest with us regarding Maxi's behavior. We truly appreciated her care and her honestly and it has helped us be better dog owners overall!
This reservation was the first time Royal stayed with Dorothy M and she was very friendly and loving to Royal when we went to meet her before the actual stay. Dorothy has a nice fenced in back yard for the dogs and a very nice home. She kept us informed about Royal during her stay and was very amendable with scheduling the drop off and pick up times.
Dorothy is a great lady and I feel very comfortable with her to take care of my little dog Sophie. I highly recommend her.
Dorothy is the best dog sitter in the world. My dog came back home as if he had just left home. He was very calm and well taken care of.
Just awesome. My family and I are very grateful and blessed to have foundDorothy. It made a big difference knowithat my fur baby he was being spoiled and having fun wiher ou and the other petShe sent great pics and updates. s. We will definitbook you again.
Dorothy was wonderful - she paid attention to everything I mentioned and was very attentive to Bella. My dog was very calm and happy when I returned. I hope always to use Dorothy's service.
Roosevelt appeared to really enjoyed himself at Dorothy's. He loves running and had a running mate during his stay. As a pet mom, I was very comfortable leaving Roosevelt in the care of Dorothy, and will definitely book another stay for Roosevelt.
Dorothy was fantastic!! We left our dog, Zoey, with her for two nights and it was clear that Zoey had a wonderful time. Dorothy sent updates and pictures each day, which put our minds at ease while we were away. We will definitely leave Zoey with Dorothy the next time we are out of town!
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