Camp Clay-Due-Chattanooga

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Stephanie and Sam L.

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55 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
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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, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Stephanie and Sam's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
7 yr 11 mo old
12 yr 11 mo old
Labrador Retriever
1 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Stephanie and Sam's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Stephanie and Sam

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*We currently have limited availability. **If you are a repeat customer please message us prior to scheduling a reservation as our schedules have changed and we would like to discuss with you.****

***We require a meet and greet**** prior to any booking. We want to make sure you and your dog have the best possible experience with DogVacay.

Please read the entire summary below prior to sending us a message.

Book early as space will be limited as our business is growing. If you see that the calendar is booked, message us, sometimes we still have room on a case by case basis. Please indicate pick up and drop off times in your request.

*Check-in and Check-out for over-night boarding is between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. Can be more flexible on Saturday/Sunday. Please let us know the time you will be dropping and picking up your pet as it's by appointment only.

We would love to be considered as your hosts for your dog's next DogVacay. We have a Yellow Labrador (male) named Bobo, a Maine Coon (male) cat named Dustin and a Black Labrador puppy named Lola.
*****Your dog must be ok around a cat as Dustin is very dog friendly and will walk right up to greet your dog.*****

***Flea & Tick and Internal Parasite prevention (Heartworm) is mandatory to stay at Camp Clay-Due. Please provide proof that your dog(s) are on monthly prevention. They must be up-to-date with their vaccinations and have their rabies tag on their collars when arriving. We have a wooded lot we have deer, rabbit & squirrel sightings that are very entertaining to our guest pups.

We are located in the E. Brainerd area of Chattanooga, TN. Our 5800 sq ft. property is completely fenced-in. There's lots of room to romp around and play fetch or just sun/shade themselves. If your dog enjoys swimming we have small pools your dog can swim in. All dogs are supervised while out in the yard. They are allowed to roam freely about lower level of our house.

****All dogs will receive consideration for stay but absolutely no aggressive dogs allowed including, food aggression.****

Must be spayed and neutered (unless a puppy), must be house-broken as well. If they are not house-broken or have the chance of being destructive please provide a crate for your dog/puppy.

**Over-night boarding is a 24 hour period. Drop off and pick up for over-night boarding is between 6:00 and 7:00pm Monday- Friday. Flexible times on Saturday & Sunday by appointment only. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule. Please do your best to arrive at the scheduled time.

Just to be sure your dog is covered by the DogVacay premium insurance for their entire time they are in our care, if you need a later pick-up, we may send a custom quote for a half day of daycare or if it's a very late night pickup we may ask that your dog stay an additional night. We want to make sure your dog is covered and safe under the DogVacay policy.

*What to bring with your dog for an over-night stay:

-Food (either portioned out individually in zip lock bags or placed in a large zip lock bag with their scoop).

-Treats if your dog prefers special treats. Camp Clay-Due always has milk bones on hand for their doggy guests.

-Medications with instructions.

-Rabies Tag / ID Tag

-Crate (if your dog has the possibility of being destructive or is not fully house-broken or if he/she just like's sleeping in their crate.


What not to bring: Bowls or Toys
We will provide these for your pets.

*Our house and entire property is protected by video surveillance cameras. When we leave, rest-assured we are checking up on your pet and ours too.

We look forward to giving your dogs a vacation at Camp Clay-Due! If you have any questions please send us a message and we will get right back to you! Please fill out your dog's complete profile and upload a picture.

****We love taking pictures of all your pets, Like us on Facebook and Instagram.
Reviews and Referrals are always appreciated!
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Contact Stephanie and Sam
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Stephanie and Sam L.

Online Now!
55 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 19, 2017


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
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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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephanie and Sam's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
55 Reviews
I cannot put into words how much I appreciated the photo updates of Tilly during her stay. Tilly had a blast and was exhausted when she came home. I highly recommend!
Stephanie and Sam are the best, hands down. We have complete confidence and never worry while we are away. Camp Clay-Due is their second home.
We appreciate the extra effort Stephanie and Sam make to keep us updated throughout the day. It is obvious they interact with their doggy guests and make them feel welcome and loved. Sally was happy and worn out when we picked her up, it was a great experience for her.
Stephanie was very flexible with our reservation. We went on a 6 day long trip and were thrilled to get photo updates every day. Our dogs had a great time!
Stephanie and Sam were terrific! We received constant updates via photos and videos; which made us feel even more confident that we chose the right sitters. Our dog was so happy and content in every picture and was enjoying herself immensely with the other dogs. Stephanie and Sam open their home to these dogs just as they were all their own. We will definitely be using them again.
If you are looking for someone to watch your pet that will love them like you do, than look no further. you wont regret it!
We left our two shih tzus with Stephanie and Sam. They were both very friendly and I had no reservations in leaving my dogs with them. They were happy and tired when they came home! Definitely will use them again!
We loved leaving our two labradors with the Ladues. We received picture updates from them and could tell our fur babies were being loved and having so much fun. We will definitely use them again!
I have no regrets in leaving Dexter with this wonderful family. You can tell the love they have for all of the pets they care for. They work with you, update you with a ton of photos, and it is very easy to communicate with them. Not to add that Dexter loves going to their home. He enjoys it so much and comes home super exhausted from all of the playing and fun he has there. I am very pleased with them and will continue taking Dexter to their home.
We were so happy to find a place like this for our dog Maxie! Sam and Stephanie treated Maxie as if she were their own. We felt good leaving for our trip knowing she would be safe and it good hands. Sending all of the pictures and updates made leaving her with them easier. The fenced in yard, cleanliness and their overall love for pets is top notch. We have already booked our next Vacay! Thank you so much!
Stephanie and Sam were so amazing with our pup!! He had a great time and we know where he will be going from here on any time we have to leave him to go out of town. They treated them as their own and he was certainly never lacking attention in the slightest! Very, very happy with them!!
Stephanie and Sam were great with Loki. I didn't have to worry about what he was doing because they sent pictures throughout the day. I will definitely take him back to Camp Clay-Due!!
Stephanie and Sam were absolutely wonderful! Cooper loved staying with them and will miss his new best friend, Lola (their black lab puppy) :) We received many pictures and even movie updates throughout the week. I would highly recommend to anyone that needs a pet sitter!
Reagan had a great time. Lots of pictures were sent through out the week.
Stephanie and Sam are my go to people to take care of Bella. They treat Bella like one of their own and I know that Bella has a great time there. The picture updates are nice to see also. I would highly recommend Stephanie and Sam!
Nothing but 5 stars for Sam and Stephanie
Will definitely be using there services again! They are wonderfull with the dogs and provide excellent care. The yard is big and well taken care of. The photos they sent and updates made us feel like we could relax and not worry about our furry daughters! Lol
They treat all the dogs like they really are a member of the family. Love them and their dogs! Can't say enough positive things to say! !
So happy to have found a place for Cubbie to stay in Chattanooga! He came back exhausted and didn't even seem to care when I left or came back, which is rare for him. Lots of picture updates throughout the weekend too. I highly recommend, especially if you have a dog that loves to play with other dogs!
Our vacation was worry free thanks to Stephanie and Sam! Cooper loves it there and just as important they love him! He even came home with a new squeeky toy! With daily photos we can see how much fun he is having on his vacay which makes ours more fun also. We wouldnt think of taking Cooper anywhere else! Thanks for taking such good care of our baby!
Sam and Stephanie are amazing. They are great hosts who post pictures of the dogs daily and we certainly are able to see that our dog Lilly loved being there with them. Their facilities are first class and you can tell that they are definitely in love with the dogs they care for. We will continue to use them for all future sitting needs.
At first, we were so nervous to leave our 6 month old puppy, Finn, when we left the United States for two weeks. At the time Finn was a sweet, slightly timid dog that had only been to doggy daycare a couple times before this experience. We wanted to find somewhere that Finn would feel comfortable, safe and loved. When we found out about DogVacay and Camp Clay-Due, we were super excited and decided to schedule a meet and greet (Which sold us right away!). We had originally booked Camp Clay-Due for one week, and Finn was supposed to stay with my parents for the remaining week. However, we instantly saw how much fun Finn was having with Lola (His new girlfriend), and all of the other dogs that were there playing, too. Without hesitation, we booked the second week with Camp Clay-Due, too! It was so refreshing to be able to enjoy our vacation knowing that Finn was having so much fun every single day with his new friends: running around the yard with the dogs, swimming in little pools, eating watermelon on Memorial Day and getting so tired he had to take daily naps. During the 2 weeks, we received well over 100 pictures of Finn! Stephanie and Sam gave Finn the love that we couldn't give from so far away. They were patient, caring and loved Finn as one of their own. This was the best decision we could have ever made for Finn, and we will be booking another stay very soon!! Your dog WILL be happy staying at Camp Clay-Due!!!
Camp Clay-Due is the place for your pup to go on Vacay! Stephanie was so wonderful and easy to communicate with. She sent lots of pictures of our pup Charlie throughout our weekend away which was so appreciated. Charlie had so much fun at Camp Clay-Due that he came home completely exhausted and happy from running around and playing with the other dogs! Thank you Stephanie!
My 5 pound Yorkie and I were super pleased with Stephanie and Sam and there pets. This was my first time to leave Chandise anywhere in the last 9 years and I will do it again and recommend them for other customers. Many thanks and I think the pictures and update during the stay helped me to relax and feel at ease.
We left our 3.5 month old Mila with Stephanie & Sam while we went out of town for a whole week. They gave her the attention she needed and kept us up to date with lots of daily pictures. There were no concerns. Mila was in great care. We will be repeat customers. :)
Stephanie and Sam were wonderful dog sitters. Our dogs, Charlie and Curtis, didn't want to come home after their vacay was over! They have a nice big fenced in yard for the dogs to run and play, and their pets are very sweet and friendly. We received a lot of pictures while we were gone, and I could tell our pups were having a great time. We will definitely book with Stephanie and Sam again.
Stephanie and Sam are amazing hosts. They are the most friendly pet loving people and I always feel comfortable leaving Ginger with them. Their own pets are always there, so G has friends she can play with every time she stays. They have plenty of space for her to play outside and she has picked out here favorite space to curl up and sleep. Love these guys! Ken
Very happy with the overall experience
Another great stay at Camp Clay-Due. We were out of the countRyan, but I never worried one bit that they were in great hands! My dogs love staying here!
Hank had a great time frolicking outside with Stephanie, Sam, Lola, and BoBo. He enjoyed it so much he didn't want to leave!
I have only boarded my goldendoodle with one couple over the past 9 years. However, when a medical emergency occurred and they couldn't take care of her, I had to quickly find someone that I felt was dependable, loving, and provided an environment that she would be comfortable.

Bottom line, Stephanie and Sam were everything I was looking for and then some. Their home was great, the yard inviting and their care amazing. I received countless pictures while I was away as well as a number of emails letting me know about the day's activities. If the opportunity exists, I would highly recommend letting them take care of your furry friend provided you don't take our spot!!
We were extremely pleased with Stephanie and Sam and the care Mattie and Murphy received during their vacation! The pictures and videos put our minds at ease seeing them running and playing! They were treated like family members by Stephanie and Sam! We will definitely use them again. Thank you Dogvacay and a special thanks to Stephanie and Sam !
We had another great experience with Stephanie and Sam. They always keep us informed on how BJ is doing.
So thankful for Stephanie and Sam! I never worried about our dogs and knew they were well cared, played with and spoiled! The photo and video updates were awesome! Although our dogs were guests, they were treated like part of their family. We are very happy and will definitely send Zach and Zeb to Camp Clay-Due again!
Clearly, I needed a better longer term solution to house my dog Ginger than what I had found. I was scheduled to leave town for 13 days and was not at all happy with the choices I had. That was until I found Stephanie and Sam. They are amazing animal people and although Ginger is skittish around men, she took to Sam instantly. It really helped matters that G would have company at all hours and the run of the house- not at all penned in. The daily picture updates were great. I think G was a little melancholy she had to come home, frankly. You couldn't ask for a better experience and care givers that truly care about animals. I feel totally confident in Stephanie and Sam, and plan to book again in October.
So sorry I Should have proofed the review better and realized I got the name incorrect..Camp Clay-Due is the place to be!!
Yesterday we tried doggie day care for the first time with Sam and Stephanie . There were 3 other bigger, but friendly dogs for our 9 year old beagle to adjust to. Since she is more of a people lover, we weren't sure if she would do well. The frequent photo updates put our mind at ease. She overcame her separation anxiety in less than an hour and enjoyed the yard fully. After the initial meet and greet we had great peace of mind in leaving her with such a caring couple.
My two dogs just finished a visit to Camp Clay-Due. They had so much fun! They were tired and happy when they came home. Stephanie and Sam took wonderful care of them and sent all kinds of wonderful pictures and videos of the fun they were having. I wouldn't hesitate to send them there again and hope to very soon!! I highly recommend them, the price is great and the service is wonderful!
This was our first experience with DogVacay but I couldn't have picked a better person to care for our dog while we were out of town. Stephanie and Sam have a beautiful, clean house with an amazing back yard for the dogs to play. They would send pictures and videos to let us checkin on how our dog Charlee was doing about 4 times a day which was way more then we expected to receive! They really made it a true vacation for our pup and we highly recommend Stephanie and Sam to everyone!
Stephanie and Sam are great people and they have a great dog house. My two large old dogs felt right at home there. They were able to sit for them for the first time on short notice, early on a weekend. Richard
What amazing hosts! We were never worried about out dog. We got constant updates with photos and videos and little messages! They have an amazing fenced in back yard with a huge hill! Ellie seemed to enjoy her self and she came back happy with no bad habits. While we don't want to leave her for a week anytime soon we will be happy to leave her with them again! I am sure Ellie misses Bobo very much.

There is no question, I would recommend Stephanie and Sam to anyone looking to board their pup!
Stephanie and Sam take such good care of Bella. I feel so much better going out of town for a week or a weekend knowing that I can leave Bella with a family that will really care for her and love her. She has fun while she is there and that is known by the awesome picture updates that we get each day! I highly recommend Stephanie and Sam! I give them 5 stars!
Stephanie & Sam have been such a blessing to us when we can not take our little cockapoo, Mia, with us. I never worry because she has so much fun running & playing in their fenced back yard. She stays with them & their Golden Retrevier Bo Bo inside just like she's part of their family. I will never use a kennel again when I feel like our dog is so well taken care of with them.
I couldn't have been happier with Stephanie as a sitter for BJ. It was obvious from the start that she was an animal lover. She was very professional and sent us pictures every day of BJ. We knew BJ was in good hands. I would recommend her to anyone considering her for pet sitting.
Another great visit. Thank you! Susie is a happy girl at their house and we appreciate the good care they offer.
Stephanie and Sam are great hosts and it is clear that they really love dogs. We were out of the country for 2 weeks. Susie has a medical condition and needs daily medication, but we never worried because of the love, care and attention we knew she was receiving. Stephanie sent at least one picture every day. We are very pleased - and relieved - to have found a warm and loving home for Susie when we are out of town.
Stephanie and Sam are amazing!! For such a crazy dog mom like myself, surprisingly I did not worry a second about my dog while she was staying with them. I received multiple pictures every day that she was there so I knew exactly what she was up to the whole time! Stephanie and Sam themselves are very sweet people who obviously care a lot about any and all animals. I would trust them with any of my pets. I will DEFINITELY be returning to them and I know my Sadie definitely wants to return as well!
They were everything we could hope for in a pet sitter!!! They sent us lots of pictures each day too! I plan to send my doggie there whenever there is a vancancy! Thanks so much Stephanie and Sam for hosting our puppy, Bailey. So glad we found you.
Mia, our little cockapoo had a great time with Stephanie & Sam with their dog Bobo! We were sent updated pictures & text often to let's us know how our little girl was doing. They had a great place with a fenced back yard for lots of play! We will definantly you them again!
We are very appreciative of Stephanie and Sam. They took Susie in as one of their own and loved and cared for her in our absence. We had no concerns while out of town, and Stephanie kept us in the loop with lots of pictures. Thank you!
As usual, Foster's stay withStephanie and Sam was "pawsome"! I never worry about him when he is there. Foster loves hanging out with their dogs, and playing ball in their wonderful backyard. They always send pictures so that we can see what he has been up to. It is great to find people who 'get' big dogs!! Thank you Stephanie and Sam for letting Foster into your home!!
Stephanie and Sam took great care of my Chloe. they kept me regularly updated with how she was doing. I will use them again.
It is a GREAT place to leave your dogs!!! Love the pictures that Stephanie is constantly posting. Just a relief to know that someone so caring is taking care of your babies.
Foster was back this weekend for his second visit with Stephanie and Sam. As was his first visit, he was totally content, and happy. Foster seemed right at home there, and fit right in with BoBo and Dallas. We go lots of photo updates so that we could see that he was enjoying his weekend getaway as much as we were!! Thank you Stephanie and Sam!!!
What a great "Dog Vacay" Foster had this weekend! This was exactly what we were looking for, to find caring people to take care of our furry family member. We did a meet and greet the week before Foster's stay. He seemed right at home from the very beginning. Stephanie and Sam obviously understand "big dogs"! They gave him plenty of exercise and lots of love. We got photo updates of his stay through the DogVacay app, so we could see he was happy and content. It made our weekend away so relaxing knowing he was well taken care of. When we brought him home today, he was happy and exhausted! We already have another reservation for Foster to visit Stehpanie and Sam very soon.
My dog, Oliver, stayed with Sam and Stephanie over the Easter holiday and it could not have bed a more wonderful experience. I was apprehensive to leave him for the first time and my mind was at ease the second that we did our meet and greet. They are amazing people that truly care for all animals. I was leaving town last minute and they still managed to arrange a meet and greet the day I requested the reservation. As soon as I left him, I was updated with photos and it was clear he would never want to come home again! They welcomed him into their beautiful home and AMAZING fenced in yard. His favorite part about his stay was definitely the Easter egg hunt and Easter basket :) on a scale of 1-10 they are a 100, A+. I will definitely be using them in the future.
When we got home we had a long talk with Precious and Bear. They told us they had a wonderful time. We could tell because they slept all the way home to Atlanta. We will bring them back again on our next trip to Chattanooga. Frank
This is exactly what I was looking for! What a wonderful experience to leave my puppies with such caring people. We did two meet and greets and my puppies felt right at home when we dropped them off. We ended up leaving them the night before which made packing so much easier for us and less stressful on the dogs. I know I will be using Stephanie and Sam in the near future.
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