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Cynthia A.

62 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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

Cynthia's Resident Pets

Brinkley
Mixed Breed
Male
13 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Cynthia's House

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture

About Cynthia

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've been part of dogvacay since April 2014. It's been so much fun meeting awesome dogs and their parents! I love dogs. . . actually all animals. . . but since I have Brinkley, I'm unable to stay at people's homes to care for their animals. So, this is a another option and far better than a kennel.

I am self-employed so I'm in and out every day. I'm rarely away for more than a few hours at a time so your dog will have a lot of attention. Although my yard is small, I live near Community Field and Brinkley and I can often be found there. It's a large park with an enclosed dog park.

Brinkley is my very friendly dog who came to live with us eight years ago. He loves everyone but isn't fond of aggressive dogs nor am I. I adopted a kitty, named Ottilie, in December, 2015. She is a rescue and was told she was about a year old at the time of her adoption. Her vet agreed.

My house is very pet-friendly. It's not large or fancy but very comfortable. If your dog is allowed on the sofa, he/she will be able to hang out on the sofa. If he/she sleeps with you, that's fine too. Your "rules" will be followed when your dog is visiting. You will also receive daily updates and photos of your pup's visit at Brinkley's B & B.

All guests must be up-to-date with their shots and spayed or neutered. No exceptions!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Cynthia A.

62 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
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Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cynthia's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
62 Reviews
Lilly was so excited to see Cindy and Brinkley. She was butt wiggling and doing her happy squeal. Cindy regularly took her to the dog park and sent us pics of Lilly having fun.
As always, we and Seamus are quite happy to have him stay with Cyndy when we are away. He is as comfortable there as he is at home. He gets all the attention and activity we would want. We also appreciate her texts with updates and pictures while he is there.

Jan and Beth
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Finding Cindy was a Godsend for our Golden Retriever Bailey. In the past we had kenneled him for short stays and were never comfortable with the experience. We found Cindy to be a caring, concerned, and engaged pet owner. From the moment of our meet and greet forward, we knew Bailey would enjoy his stay. We cannot recommend Cindy enough and should the need arise, will not hesitate to use her again.
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Our golden Loona had a wonderful stay with Cindy recently! From our first conversation it was clear that Cindy was a sincere dog lover. She instilled confidence and trust in us immediately, allowing us to rest easy knowing that Loona would be cared for with love and that attention would be given to her personal likes and preferences. Loona was welcomed into her "home away from home" and the pictures and texts we received were joyful and comforting. Cindy is a special caregiver and we will absolutely turn to her when the next need arises.
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Lilly had another great stay with Cindy. Lilly made a new furry friend and had loads of fun. Cindy continues to be so wonderful with Lilly and our two girls. The girls missed their pup, but the regular photo updates helped them feel connected. Our daughters never miss an opportunity to visit Cindy, Brinkley, and Cindy's guests.
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We are so happy we discovered Cindy this summer! She has taken care of our dog Seamus twice now, for a week at a time, and we have felt as though she created a home away from home for him. She is very loving and attentive to him. She is also attentive to us-she is easy to communicate with, responds quickly to texts, and is always thoughtful and considerate. We are very grateful and would highly recommend Cindy!
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We had a wonderful experience with Cindy! Our dog Henry seemed very comfortable with her at our initial meet and greet. Cindy is definitely a dog lover. She was warm and welcoming and I felt very comfortable having her take care of our Henry! I absolutely loved that she texted updates and pictures each day. It was awesome to see him out at the dog park and also nice to see him all cozy on her couch. She made it clear that our rules apply at her house, which I thought was great. Henry loves to snuggle on the couch! Cindy even checked back in with us after a day or two to make sure he had settled back in at home. I would highly recommend Cindy and I'm sure Henry will be back!!
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This is the second time Molly, our Havanese, has stayed with Cindy, and this experience was just as good as our last one. Cindy is terrific about giving daily updates along with photos, and gives the best, most loving care to our dog. The next time we take a trip where we can't bring Molly, we'll definitely be asking Cindy if she can take care of her again. Cindy is simply the best.
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This was our first time using DogVacay and we were very pleased on all fronts. Cynthia was wonderful. She monitored our dog Maisie's introduction to the other dogs with her and quickly made her feel comfortable in her new surroundings. Maisie had a one night stay and we had a long road trip ahead of us the next day with a relatively early morning pick up time. Cynthia very thoughtfully brought Maisie to the park beforehand for exercise and play time. We received a note and picture the evening of her stay, plus two more pictures that morning in the park. It was a great experience for our dog and for us.
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Lilly had another excellent stay. Our two daughters insisted on helping to drop off and pick up because they also love to see Cindy and Brinkley. As our girls can be reserved, this speaks volumes as to Cindy's kind nature.
My dog Toby seemed happy and content with his stay. Cynthia sent me pictures and up-dates of his stay with her. A good dog sitter.
Cindy is the best. She's so accommodating of our hectic schedules, but the most important thing is that she is WONDERFUL with my dog. He's part of her family. I trust her completely. I know she will always take great care of him.
Jake had a great time. Cindy took him to the dog park each day and made sure he got his play time and exercise. We got photos and texts letting us know everything was going well. Cindy was also very flexible and accommodating with our schedule. Great host and we would absolutely leave Jake with her anytime we were in the area again. Great host. Thanks again.
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Cyndy was fantastic with Seamus and us. He had a great time with lots of attention and activities. She was very responsive with communication, even sent us pics of Seamus chilling and having fun...made him and us feel very comfortable with him there on his first visit.
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Cindy is the best! My dog is so at-home with her. Hangs out on the couch, sleeps on the bed, lots of time at the dog park. :)
Cindy is the best. Like a second mother to my dog. She goes way above and beyond. I can't recommend her enough!
Again we had the pleasure of leaving our Golden, Tucker, with Cindy and Brinkley for a short visit. He loves it there so much, he didn't want to get in the car to go home! We love that she stays in touch with us while we are gone to let us know how Tucker is doing! We are so lucky we found her when we did. She makes it so much easier to leave Tucker when we travel because we know he is in excellent hands!
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Lilly had a great time with Cindy, and Cindy cheerfully accommodated our rather last minute booking. Lilly got to hang with her good friends and even made some new ones at the dog park!
Lily had another wonderful time with Cindy. Cindy is so kind and sincere. Our two daughters also love to help drop and pick Lilly up, just so they can see Cindy and Brinkley.
Cindy was absolutely terrific! We couldn't have wished for a kinder, more loving home for our Molly. We got daily updates and photos which made us chuckle and feel comfortable knowing Molly was in such good hands. Thanks Cindy!
Cynthia was great with our old dog. I felt completely comfortable and trusting immediately.
I had to go away for training and I was able to focus knowing Princeton was in great care! Cynthia is a great host.
OMG...on our initial greeting Princeton looked around and was soon comfortable; by the time we left he was nuzzling up with Cynthia. I sat a chatted and it was as though I had known her for ages...I cancelled the other host visit because Princeton and I had what we needed in Cynthia and Brinkley.
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As always, Cindy was a rockstar! Tonks is always so excited when we pull up to Cindy's, and runs right up the door in anticipation to see her pals! She is always staying in touch, sending photos and updates - which is much appreciated! It is always so nice to not have to worry or think about my dog while I'm doing non-dog events!
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Great stay again. This time only a couple days. As usual, my dog was loved and spoiled while with Cindy. Lots of photo updates, lots of time at the dog park, and lots of love. Highly recommend!
Great trip to Brinkley's B&B (as always!). Cindy is great with her guests. She is always in contact and sends lots of photos, which I really appreciate. My dog is part of her family when he stays there. I highly recommend!
Tucker enjoyed another mini vacation with Cindy and Brinkley this past week. I can't say enough about how wonderful Cindy is with him! It is so nice to be able to go away and know that he is so well loved and taken care of!! As always we look forward to our next get away and Tucker looks forward to his next vacay with Cindy and Brinkley! He is completely at home with them!
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Cynthia took great care of my dog Cherry during her 9 day stay. It was my first time with Cynthia, and Cherry is shy and has cancer, so I was a little nervous to leave her. However, Cynthia sent me pictures and updates every day of Cherrys condition. After 5 days, Cynthia sent me a picture of Cherry giving her a kiss, something Cherry has only done for about 10 people in her lifetime. Thank you Cynthia!!
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We left our golden, Tucker, with Cindy and Brinkley again this weekend to attend an out of town wedding. I just can't express how delighted we are to have found someone so caring to look after him when we are away. We were able to thoroughly enjoy ourselves without worrying about him at all! He walks into her home like he is part of her family because that is how he is treated while he is there! She is an absolute gem!
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Lilly had another great time with Cindy and Brinkley. It's so nice to know we are leaving her in such great hands.
We ended up having to cancel. Cindy was very understanding. Lilly was sad to have her vacay with Cindy cancelled, too.
Cynthia is an incredible pup caretaker. She is observant and caring and provides detailed reports and photos of your little beast! You will be lucky to have her looking after your creature.
Awesome as usual! Repeat guest here. highly recommend!
Cindy treats dogs like they are her own! I am a repeat customer, and I have already booked future visits. My dog is always treated like part of the family with Cindy. She takes him for long walks, takes him to the dog park daily, and is very attentive to his behavior. She sends frequent updates (with pictures!). Also, she is incredibly helpful regarding my crazy schedule; her flexibility with respect to pick-up/drop-off times has been a huge help to me. Highly recommend!
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Highly recommend! I just picked up my dog from his third stay with Cindy. He has become like part of her family. She sent me plenty of pictures of him playing at the dog park and chilling on her sofa so I got lots of updates. She was also extremely flexible with my schedule and is always easy to contact and quick to respond to messages. My dog was happy, and so am I!
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This was our dog's third stay with Cindy. She's great! We're always happy with the care Cindy provides. It was hard for us when our neighborhood dog sitter left town (they grew up and went off to college). We're delighted to have found Cindy!
This was our dog Tucker's 2nd stay with Cindy! We can't say enough about what a wonderful person and dog sitter she is! This was the first time we left him for more than 3 days. Although we left him for a week this time, we never worried for a minute about him! Cindy sent texts and photos frequently so we knew how and what he was doing. When we returned to pick him up, he was definitely happy to see us but ran right back into Cindy's house to see her too! He loves his "home away from home", and we feel extremely lucky to have found such a wonderful person to look after Tucker in the event we need to be away without him! Tucker also has a new forever friend, her little dog, Brinkley! He is adorable and they really seem to enjoy each other's company! We are already planning on leaving Tucker with Cindy again this summer!
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This was the second time my dog stayed with Cynthia (and Brinkley). He stayed for a whole week, and I couldn't have been happier with how well he was cared for. Cindy took him to the dog park everyday, she walked him several times a day, and she gave him lots of love. I received multiple text messages each day with updates about how he was doing, and lots of photos. Cindy is a dog lover to the core, and I highly recommend her!
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Our dogs had the best time with Cyndi and Brinkley! We felt totally comfortable leaving our dogs and we were right to have been so relaxed about dropping them off because they were so well cared for. Cyndi kept us informed with pictures and made sure our dogs had everything they would normally have at home. Our dogs had a great vacay!
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Cynthia was a great host for my dog. She is a HUGE dog lover, and made my dog feel right at home. She took him to the dog park, she let him lay in her lap on the couch, and he even got to sleep with her and her dog, Brinkley. My dog came home very happy and healthy, and I have already booked my next reservation with Cynthia.
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Cindy is great! Because of a blizzard, our trip timing changed - and then changed - and then changed again. With each change, Cindy was incredibly flexible, replying virtually immediately and graciously letting us rearrange our drop off time.

We feel very lucky to have found Cindy. She is warm and welcoming. You can leave your pet knowing s/he is in excellent hands. Cindy gets five stars and much more from us!
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This was Lilly's second stay with Cindy. As soon as we got out of the car to drop her off, Lilly was doing the butt wiggle, happy whine, and jumped (though we're working on that) all over Cindy. She settled right in, and was totally spoiled with all the walks and trips to the dog park, despite the chilly weather. Cindy's updates helped our daughters cope with missing their furry sister, and eased their lamentations that dogs aren't allowed on cruises.
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Cindy is accommodating, kind, patient with an exuberant animal, and loving to both pup and owner--this is an extraordinary experience that I highly recommend!
What a terrific host! I couldn't have asked for more - a true dog lover, wonderfully caring, sent photos every step of the way. It would be worth traveling a long way to have this kind of service. Peter
Cindy is so wonderful! She is one of those people with a very open, loving, and forgiving nature, but can assert herself when necessary. Lilly had a fabulous time, and Cindy even helped celebrate Lilly's 1st birthday while we were away. Most importantly, she eased the separation anxiety my two daughters were feeling over missing Lilly by sending frequent pics and updates; both of which clearly showed that Cindy helped Lilly swiftly adjust to her temporary home. We will definitely board Lilly with Cindy again!
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This was Tonks' longest time away from home, and I was 100% confident having her stay with Cindy! I received daily updates with photos from Cindy, which was so great- I didn't have to wonder how she was doing. It was so nice to know that I didn't have to worry and I could enjoy my vacation overseas!
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Our second stay with Cindy was a dream--she sent updates and asked questions, proving that she's totally awesome and involved with the dogs she cares for. I feel really calm and confident leaving my precious pup with her, which is, I think, the best.
Cindy is an ideal sitter--head over heels for my dog, flexible, patient. She sends pictures and updates periodically, which put a girl at ease. Love love LOVE her services, personality, home, everything. Highly recommended. So highly, that I'm sending Molly to vacation with Cindy just two weeks after our first visit!
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As always, Tonks had a great time with Cindy and Brinkley! We are already booked for an 11 day vacation, and Tonks can't wait! I know she is in good hands with Cindy!
Cindy is just great!
She took great care of our 2 big guys on short notice. Our dogs got along great with her dog Brinkely who is super friendly. She sent us text pictures of our guys having fun at the park and lounging around her house which was really nice.
We'd definitely recommend Cindy and plan to use her again.
Pete & Yaz
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This was Tonks' second time with Cindy and it was another great stay! It is so nice knowing that she is in good hands while I am away! We have 2 more stays coming up, and it is a relief to know there is such a great person available to leave Tonks with!
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Cindy is wonderful! She was very accommodating from our very first email exchange. She's warm and welcoming - and loves animals. We felt very lucky for our dog to spend two weeks with her. Thank you, Cindy!
Cynthia is wonderful! I can't imagine a more caring and thoughtful caretaker for your animal!
Cindy was wonderful. She warmly welcomed my dog and was very attentive to my concerns and details about his routine. Even though he was with her a short time ( evening to early morning), Cindy still provided him with an active and stimulating experience, including an extended romp in the dog park and a cookie break. She sent frequent communications to me about his activities and really seemed to get to know him, even in that brief visit. My dog was relaxed and contented when I picked him up and it was clear he was in conscientious and caring hands. I would strongly recommend Cindy to others.
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Cynthia continues to be an adoring and thoughtful caretaker for Nola. By this point, Nola is visibly excited to see Cynthia and Brinkley :) I don't think you will find a better stand-in care taker for your beast!
We met with Cindy for our meet & greet with our dog Tucker and walked away feeling like we had known her forever! Tucker took right to her and her sweet little dog Brinkley! While Tucker was with her she shared pictures & messages with us about how he was doing and what he was doing. She is an absolute sweetheart and we look forward to leaving Tucker with her the next time we travel!
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Cindy is wonderful! She watched both my boys and always shared updates and pics! (Which my 2 yr old son loved seeing):) It was apparent that our 2 dogs were right at home. She's a natural and we will continue to use her!
As usual, Cindy is a dream dog momma while I am away. She is in touch almost daily with thoughtful photos and updates. You will be lucky to have her take care of your creatures.
My dog had SUCH a great time at Cynthia's! Throughout the weekend, she sent me updates on how my dog was doing, complete with photos! My dog can be rather nervous, and I had no worries leaving her with Cindy! She let my dog sleep with her, took her for countless walks, and to the dog park! It was the perfect dog vacay while I was away! I will definitely be using Cindy the next time I'm out of town!
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Cindy was wonderful! Riley enjoyed his visit and the company of her resident pets! I received daily picture updates and emails on his adventures. He will definitely be back for more visits... Even if it's just day visits. Thank you for loving my little man Riley.
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Simply fantastic! (See previous review)
Cindy is an adoring and attentive care-taker for your four-legged creature!

Nola, my pup, was part of her household for almost two weeks while I was on an international trip. She kept a close eye on Nola - giving updates and asking questions about any behaviors that might be new. Although I missed by canine companion I knew she was receiving genuine love and care-taking from Cindy. She sends great e-mails with photos of the gang and details their adventures together.

This was a particularly good fit because Cindy has a very sweet dog of her own, Brinkely, who Nola took too and helped ease her stay in a new place.

Cindy is an incredibly caring and thoughtful person who you will be very lucky to have tend to your beast while you are away.
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