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Stephanie G.
Poway, CA 92064
50 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Stephanie's House

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About Stephanie

We live in High Valley in Poway with a 2 acre fenced property. Outside or inside your dog will get plenty of care and supervision as well as exercise and mental stimulation. I am a RN and my husband is retired. We have a 7 old boy. We cater to large, small, active, and dogs who prefer to just lie around indoors and take in the view.
We have cared for foster dogs before and can appreciate different temperaments.






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Stephanie G.
Poway, CA 92064
50 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephanie's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$90 /night
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Stephanie's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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50 Reviews
Another great visit thanks to Stephanie and family. Thank you for providing such a fun vacation home for Cabrillo.
Second time booking with Stephanie. She's extremely accommodating, and great with our chocolate lab puppy Kona! Definitely will go through Stephanie for our next booking!!
Our pup is a bit of a handful, so we are very thankful that Stephanie and her family continue to be great caretakers for our girl. It was a long stay for our dog, and Stephanie provided us with photos and text throughout our trip to keep us updated. Thank you again for caring for our Princess :)
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Great first experience using both DogVacay and Stephanie! I would definitely utilize her services again. She kept me updated with texts and pics of our puppy too!
Once again Stephanie and her helpers came to the rescue of my fur children. This time she took care of my newly adopted Pit Bull puppy, not an easy costumer. Petey is a very lively, energetic, work in progress of a puppy. Adorable, but also work intensive as he is just being trained to live harmoneously with humans. Petey was loved and cared for to the best of my expectations under Stephanie's watch. She and her family do really love dogs, and all three of them have a way with them. I am a repeated costumer and I don't see that changing in the future. Her family has really become part of my packs' extended family. I think sometimes they enjoy their vacations more than being home. I highly recomment her services. Thanks a million Stephanie and family!!!
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After meeting Stephanie and her family I knew our dogs were going to be taken care of. They also have a great yard for dogs to run and play in. We have a six month old puppy that needs to burn off a lot energy every day. Stephanie was very accommodating and made the experience wonderful for us and our four legged family.
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Excellent spot for your pup! S/he will be in good hands with a kind family.
Stephanie took very good care of my dog Buddy. He got an upset stomach halfway through his stay, and Stephanie kept me well informed of his progress. Stephanie and her family are very kind and caring!
Stephanie, and her husband Joe took great care of my dog. I had never left him before and was very happy to come back from vacation and find that my dog was happy and healthy. I definitely will be using them again in the future and I highly recommend them if you are searching for a loving, caring family that treats your animal as one of their own.
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Gigi I, One stay was enough to my german shepherd to feel comfortable at Stephanie┬┤s house. Thank you again Stephanie and family for hosting tutin in his home away from home -
Our 9mo old Golden has stayed with Stephanie and her family several times. She has always kept us updated with photos and texts, and our pup has always had a great stay. We felt very comforted and confident that she was in good hands! Thank you again for taking care of our girl!
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Stephanie and Joe are wonderful people who really love dogs. They gave my family peace of mind when they welcomed our Cassie into their home. They were able to accommodate us just a few days before we left for vacation. Cassie was able to enjoy their large backyard and she was treated like a part of their family. The photo's of Cassie that we received while we were on vacation were just a bonus. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our Girl!
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Our Brittany Spaniel has stayed with Stephanie on several occasions and her home has become a second home for our timid Brittany who has separation anxiety while we are away. Stephanie and her family are loving and attentive and always send us updates with pictures on how Ember is doing while we are away. Stephanie has been a lifesaver and more than flexible with schedule arrangements. I would highly recommend Stephanie especially for furry loved ones who need a little extra TLC.
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Stephanie and her family are the nicest, caring people you would ever want to meet! Couple that with a house that is like a doggy paradise and you have the only pet sitter you will ever need. We have a high energy Vizsla who has separation anxiety and Stephanie and her family make her feel like she is at home. She loves playing with Buster! The photos that were sent to us from her stay looked like they were taken by a professional! We are actually looking into having it framed, it's that good. I recommend Stephanie to anyone who will listen. I am so glad that I found someone I can trust my beloved girl to when I go out of town.
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Two more fantastic stays with Buster!! One stay was the longest at 12 days. Thank you again Stephanie and family for hosting Cabbi in her home away from home.
Molly and Louie were so well taken care of during their recent 4 day stay with Joe and Stephanie! Their property is gorgeous and large for plenty of doggie recreation and they came home happy to see us but not the least bit traumatized by the separation. I couldn't recommend Stephanie and Joe high enough. Knowing my pups were so well taken care of allowed me to enjoy my daughters wedding without worrying about my furry family's well being!!
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Buddy had a great time with Stephanie once again!
Stephanie and family did an awesome job with my dog Pica over Christmas break. My dog is a little shy and / or antisocial to other dogs to say the least and Stephanie did a fantastic job of making her feel comfortable. She sent me text / picture updates daily which helped out a lot. Pica and her son seemed to have bonded which made me feel that it was a good experience for everyone. I would highly recommend Stephanie and family for any sort of dog sitting. Thanks again!
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Stephanie and her "little helpers" gave us peace of mind over the holidays when we were called to leave the state to take care of ill in-laws. We were scrambling to find someone to watch our 85 pound Chocolate Goober Sausage (Yukon!) Lab and the place we previously used was booked. My son played baseball with Stephanie's son and we learned through her husband, Joe, that she did dog sitting, sooo we decided on an off chance they might help us out! They not only helped us out, they went above and beyond by sending cute pictures almost everyday to let us know how much fun Yukon was having. They also kept him an additional day with no problem to further accommodate us. Stephanie is professional, very loving to all her furry friends, and goes the extra mile. I would not hesitate to leave Yukon there again for any period of time! In fact, I'm quite convinced Yukon would have stayed if given the chance! He was a tired dog when we got him, but a VERY happy dog! Thanks Stephanie!
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Cabbi , at 10months old, had a wonderful longer second visit. Stephanie was able to help Cabbi adjust to a bigger group of furry friends.Many thanks to Stephanie and her family.
Our experience with Stephanie was wonderful! We had a flood in our home and needed to board our dog Siena for what we thought would be 3 weeks, but it turned into 4 months. Stephanie and her family were amazing! She kept extending our dogs stay so I didn't have to worry about Siena. She would also let us come over and spend time with our dog and take her to play. It was great since we missed her so much.
Our family HIGHLY recommends Stephanie and will bring Siena back whenever we need her boarded again!
Thanks again Stephanie
Jodie
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Our 106 lb. maremma sheep dog who's very protective immediately liked Stephanie. She was confident--kind yet firm, just what our dog needed. I could relax while I was away knowing our dog was in good hands. During our trip Stephanie would text me a daily update and photo. It was obvious that she was very caring and went above and beyond any expectation I had. I would highly recommend Stephanie to take care of their dog...big or small.
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I was concerned about leaving our dog at the local kennel for 2 weeks while my family went on vacation this summer.

Our dog is a rescue mutt and sometimes has separation anxiety. He has been to kennels on several occasions but only for a couple of nights. Whenever we would pick him up from the kennel, his tail was low and tucked in behind him. He was always anxious and pulled me straight out to car. He would be very clingy for the next few days. We were told that this was normal behavior and just the way some dogs react to being away from home.

We met Stephanie and Buster at her home for a meet -n-greet. We liked that our dog would be allowed to be 'crate free' and in a home with a family. The yard is spacious and well secured.

Upon our return from vacation, we picked up our dog. What a pleasant surprise! Our dog greeted us with wagging tail!! Although he was excited to see us, he looked content. He was calm in the car and happy when he got home.

We are so grateful to Stephanie for taking such good care of our dog. Home boarding is a much better option for our family and Stephanie made it so easy for us to enjoy our vacation without worrying about our dog. She is now our first choice in dog boarding!
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My dog recently had a one night stay with Stephanie. Upon pickup, my dog was calm and relaxed. I truly believe the atmosphere of staying and sleeping inside their home (instead of kennel/crate) as well as having the company of other dogs has greatly eased our dog's separation anxiety. I most strongly recommend Stephanie's boarding service to all dog owners. Our dog is definitely coming back.
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Another great stay with Stephanie and family! Kingston had a fantastic time playing with Buster in the yard and hanging out with the family inside. Staying at their house ranks right up there with going to the beach and hiking in the mountains for Kingston. He totally loves it!
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Stephanie and her family did an awesome job watching our three dogs for the weekend! Would highly recommend them.
Stephanie and her family were wonderful hosts to our 7 month old puppy. We had daily updates and pictures. Since our puppy became part of "their" family we were able to fully enjoy "our "family vacation. Thank you so much!!!
This was our first time leaving our 1 1/2 year old Boxer, Kingston, for a whole week. Kingston is a very active pup. He seemed to bond immediately with Stephanie at our meet-n-greet which put us at ease for our trip.

While we were away, Stephanie sent us email updates and pics. We could tell Kingston was having a great time with Buster and the other dogs there for day care. The play area for the dogs is HUGE which was perfect for Kingston. He also got plenty of cuddle time in the house with Stephanie and her family. As any Boxer owner knows, these dogs live to cuddle with their humans!

Stephanie and her family treated Kingston as one of their own and we will most definitely drop him off for another dog vacay with them soon!
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I was overseas trying to arrange a week long's dog sitting 2 weeks in advance, and Stephanie was very quick in responding to my questions, and extremely proactive in arranging with my husband to meet my dog while I was away which put me at eased even before I met her.

During her first meeting with our dog, Xian, she took over an hour to observe and to get details of her. Xian is 11years old, with daily medication and cooked food, Stephanie accommodated to everything that she needed happily:)

When we dropped Xian off, there were a few other dogs there but Stephanie's confidence and approach with the dogs meant there was no fuss! We walked straight in, and the dogs clicked right away.

While we were away, we got pictures and updates daily for over a week of Xian looking very relaxed.

I think Stephanie is not only great with dogs, but also great with humans and did a wonderful job in taking care of our most precious. I would definitely recommend her!!! :)
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The love and attention our dog, Maui, gets every time she stays at Stephanie's allows our family to have a guilt-free vacation. We know that Maui will be loved and well taken care of by Stephanie and her family.
We've lost count of how many times our dog, Maui, has stayed over at Stephanie's. She and her family are just wonderful. I recommend them every chance I get. :)
Another wonderful mini vacay for our dog Maui. Stephanie and her family make her feel part of their family every time she stays over. :)
We were stuck in crazy traffic and weren't sure when we would make it home. Stephanie was super accommodating about extending our reservation an extra night. Instant stress relief that our dog would have a safe and fun place to stay for another night. :)
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Another wonderful stay with Stephanie and her family! We were retiling our floors, which happened to be in our dog's path to the yard. Off to Stephanie's our dog, Maui, went for a stress-free, noise-free and dust-free dog vacay!
Stephanie and her family are amazing and accommodating hosts. I had to make a last minute reservation for our dog, Maui, because my daughter had the flu. Maui needs a lot of exercise and I just couldn't give her the attention she needed. Stephanie and her dog Buster were able to give her her the love and exercise she needed at very short notice. :)
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We were nervous leaving our new puppy for the first time to go out of town but leaving him with Stephanie and her family gave us tremendous peace of mind. He was loved and taken care of just as if he was with family. We received pictures and texts with updates which helped us relax and enjoy our trip. Now we know we have a wonderful place for Tucker to visit when we are out of town. He will definitely love visiting with Stephanie and her family again!
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Thank you Stephanie and Family for once again, taking care of Lily as if she was your family member. We are so lucky to have found you!
Stephanie and family (including Buster) were great! They made our shy (around strangers) dog feel very comfortable. We will definitely use her again!
Stephanie is amazing. We had a last-minute need for care while spending a weekend in North San Diego County, 100 miles from home. No problem, Stephanie was completely accommodating of our schedule and our wacky huge labradoodle, Koko. This is not an easy dog, but she immediately had him in complete control and comfortable with all the house and its residents, great and small. Beautiful surroundings for people and dogs, immaculate and welcoming, Stephanie's household is a place where I'd have my pre-teen kids stay if Stephanie would have them! Seriously, if I could have Stephanie put up with our dog for our annual two-week vacation, I'd drive the 120 miles from our house to her stunning ranchette in Poway to make sure Koko had a good home with caring people who understood dogs and knew how to tend to them.
People and dogs in SD north county are very fortunate to have such a unique resource in their area.
Thanks, Stephanie, you are great, and thanks to Jack, too, for letting Koko hang out with him.
Brian
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Baleigh has really bad separation anxiety, Stephanie and her husband were able to get her to relax within a few hours, sent many pictures and many emails about her behavior.
I am very impressed with Stephanie and her family, they love dogs and treated Baleigh as their own. I recommend Stephanie.
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I would highly recommend this host. Stephanie and her family treated our dog like a part of their family. He was very happy! I also appreciated the updates and pictures Stephanie sent me throughout the week. In addition, they have a really big yard for doggie playtime and exercise. We will definitely bring Buddy back to Stephanie again.
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I had a great experience boarding my 2 dogs with Stephanie, her family, and host dog Buster. This home is fantastic for dogs with plenty of room to run and explore. Buster is a really cool dog with a wonderful temperament.
Anothere wonderful vacation for my pups at Staphanie's house! I think they had such a good time that they have been looking sad and very quiet since they came home. Stephanie was again wonderful about sending me updates with pictures, which were very helpful when I was missing them a lot. Stephanie and her familly are wonderful, loving caregivers to my pups and I will definitely use her services again in the future.
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Stephanie was very attentive to my two dogs and communicated frequent updates on them throughout their stay.
Our two dogs just had the best vacation with Stephanie & family. Both dogs take medications and have a special eating schedule. Stephanie accommodated their needs without charging extra. Stephanie also sent us updates and pictures throughout the time they spent there. We are so grateful for the loving care & environment our pups enjoyed. Eights paws up for Buster's Boarding!
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I have only good things to say about Stephanie and the care she and her family took of my babies. I have recently moved from the east coast and I was very nervous leaving my babies after such a traumatic experience for them, but I had to travel for work so I had no other option. Luckly, I found Stephanie and her wonderful, caring ways, and my trip and my babies vacation were all a success. Stephanie has the right energy, knowledge and care for dogs for sure. One of my pups is a shy rescue and she did great with Stephanie, her little boy and her husband, which to me is amazing since Kira, my shy baby, does not feel comfortable with most humans. Stephanie also provides plenty of updates with pictures via text, which helped me a lot so I could concentrate on my work and not be worried about my pups the whole time I had to be away. This extra touch is truly priceless. I highly recommend Stephanie and the care she provides!! I will definitely have her take care of my babies from now on whenever I have to be away from them.
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Stephanie was great and provided a caring nurturing environment for my timid Brittany who's not used to being away from home. She was very understanding and flexible with scheduling and provided updates and pictures of Ember while we were away. Thank you Stephanie!
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If there were 10 stars to give Stephanie, I would give her 10 stars! Our lab, Lily, vacationed at Stephanie's house for six days. They treated her like she was part of their family. The transition was easy for our four legged girl because at Stephanie's house she received the same love and attention that she gets at home. Stephanie has a beautiful fenced yard and Lily got to play in a safe environment with her pal, Buster. Without a doubt, I would most definitely use Stephanie the next time we go on vacation and need a place for Lily. We were so fortunate to find Stephanie and her family for our dog!
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Stephanie provided an awesome "cage free" environment for our 1 yr. old dog, Maui. Maui had lots of room to run and play with Stephanie's dog, Buster. She provided regular text and pic updates to let us know Maui was having a great time. We had a great experience and we will definitely board Maui here again. Highly recommend. We think our dog may have had a better vacay than us as she seems sad to be home with us again :)
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Stephanie and her family were more than I had ever hoped for. They were great and Stephanie texted me regularly with updates and pictures. Her home is a wonderful place for animals and my dogs loved her and her family.

I will always go back to her without a worry. I'm so happy that I found her through DogVacay. I highly recommend her!!!!!
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