Buffalo Bayou Pup Palace
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leah b.
Houston, TX 77007
8 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, English Toy Spaniel, Havanese, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Norfolk Terrier, Norwich Terrier, Papillon, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Poodle, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier

leah's Resident Pets

10 yr 9 mo old

leah's Apartment

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About leah

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a dog lover, with one pug of my own. We love to eat, do tricks, go on bayou walks, and take trips to the nearby dog park. Sibley, my pug, is a placid yet youthful 10 years old pup, but she's still a pug, so naturally her most cherished pastimes include eating and sleeping, but during her waking hours she's always friendly and playful. I have always grown up having pet dogs, both big and small. We live in a very dog friendly area on the ground floor of a dog friendly apartment building where we're fortunate enough to have our own enclosed private patio and entrance. In addition to our patio, we live steps away from the newly renovated Buffalo Bayou, which is loaded with paths, grassy areas, people, other dogs, and even a large dog park (with separate gated play areas for large and small breeds) within walking distance if your pet enjoys mingling. Our apartment is spacious, with great windows and a porch for sunbathing and comfy dog friendly furniture for sophisticated lounging.

Throughout her life Sibley has lived with a variety of dogs of every shape, size, age, and temperament, and she has consistently adapted well to all new friends. I fluctuate between substitute teaching and studying for my teaching certification exams, so while some days I am away from home during the school day, most days I am here preparing for my upcoming exams, procrastinating from studying, and loving on Sibley and any guest pup we might have. If I am at school for the day, the moment I return we leash up, head downstairs to the bayou for a playdate and exercise, then, once home and fed, the indoor petting, playing, snuggling, and all around loving resumes!

Like most dog owners I'm a sucker for my dog, and while it is difficult to not spoil your pet too (which I happily will if that's typical treatment), I am very deliberate in adamantly adhering to your puppy perimeters; I don't want negate any work you've done. I guarantee I will adhere to any established (or in progress) rules, rituals, schedules, or training that y'all practice at home, and I will do my very best to create a normalized and safe environment for your pup. As a dog lover and caretaker, it is my goal to work with you to provide a comfortable, stress free, and fun experience for both you and your pup.
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leah b.
Houston, TX 77007
8 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 25, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At leah's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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8 Reviews
Leah was awesome! She was very communicative before Bear's stay and kept us updated with pictures throughout. We loved that Bear got to hang out and tag along with her, it helps keep him active and he loves the attention. We will definitely be using Leah again!
Hi there, Leah was really great with my dog Ozzie -- and with me too. Very helpful, communicative and reliable. We will surely think of her again for upcoming trips. R
Leah and Sibley were amazing! I was worried about leaving Sam with a complete stranger but after doing a meet and greet with Leah, that completely changed. Her home is so warm and welcoming and there is plenty of room for the dogs to play. I dropped Sam off for my weeklong trip and didnt worry about him once. She sent me updates and pictures the entire week. I would highly recommende anyone's pet to stay with Leah. She is a true dog lover and she makes your dog feel like they are part of her family. Thank you Leah!
Jasper had a great time with Lean and her pup Sibley. He gets sad when we're not around, but he didn't seem to be sad at all from the many many pictures Leah sent us while we were away. Getting daily updates and photos made our trip so much less stressful and we really appreciated the extra effort Leah put into Jasper's vacay.
Leah was amazing. This was the first time that my husband and I went on a vacation requiring someone to watch our dog since we got him last fall. We were thrilled to be able to keep him out of a kennel, and under the care of someone who would take care of him like their own dog, and that's exactly what Leah did. We got photos of him everyday.

Leah was so easy to coordinate with and incredibly flexible. The day we dropped our dog of with her was the same day that Boston was on "lock down" because of the Marathon bomber who was still on the loose. We were supposed to drop him off early in the morning, but we were forced to change our flight because of suspended taxi service. Leah let us change the time we dropped off our dog to better line up with when we needed to get to airport.

I highly recommend Leah as your dogsitter!
Leah sent frequent updates of Simba and it seemed like him and Leah's pug had a great time! He fell right asleep when we got home which I take as a good sign! I would definitely book with Leah again.
Our dog Teddy spent a week with Leah. She sent many picture updates, and he seemed to have a great time. Leah was flexible and responsible, and seemed to care about Teddy very much. I highly recommend her as a dog sitter.
REsponsible. trustworthy. Super helpful. picked up and dropped off meeko. Sent regular photo updates.
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