Camp Mimi for small pooches

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Mimi W.

47 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Cairn Terrier, Russell Terrier

Mimi's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
12 yr 1 mo old

Mimi's Apartment

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Small Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Mimi

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs


-On your pups first vacay at Camp Mimi they will receive a free overnite bag, and a special take home toy :)


Welcome to our Dog Vacay information listing....

When I left my very hectic position of running medical practices and surgery centers I was looking for something to fill some hours. Someone very wise said to me "find something you love to do and do it" and that is how Dogvacay entered my life. At Camp Mimi for small pooches we have one goal: to make your dog feel comfortable, safe, and cared for while they are guests in our home.

What we offer you is an alternative to a kennel. If you let your pet stay at Camp Mimi they will have a warm and loving experience. You'll feel better on your vacation knowing your pet is having a Vacay too. At Camp Mimi we accept lap dogs up to 30 pounds.

We have a 11 year old, very friendly Bichon, who will love playing with your dog. My husband Jim and I are retired and there are no children living in our home. We offer two long walks a day in a quiet, safe neighborhood.

We will use whatever schedule your dog is currently on for meals. Someone will be home with our four legged guest 24 hours a day. No crates for them (unless they prefer to sleep in their crate at night). We don't have any rooms gated. They can have the run of the condo. We live on the ground floor so our guests can spend lots of time on the patio with us enjoying the sights and the sun.

Taking the time to get to know your dog is important. My husband, Jim and I are the only people that will be with your dog in our non-smoking home. Your dog can bring their own bed/crate, blanket, food and favorite toys. All pups must be housebroken, flea and tick free, must be wearing current tags, spayed or neutered, be dog friendly, never bitten a person or a dog, and up to date on all vaccinations.

My husband and I have 40 years of dog experience. We understand that your dog may have developed little quirks (head of household, four legged daughter or son, king, princess :) that we are happy to work with to make your dog feel as comfortable as possible. Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Please feel free to ask any questions thru the "contact Mimi" on the right hand side. We hope to be hearing from you soon. We'll keep the light on.....woof

*Please note that the $40.00 boarding fee is for roughly 24 hours. Also, please include your drop off and pick up time in your booking request. Many thanks, Mimi
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Mimi W.

47 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mimi's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mimi's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
47 Reviews
Mimi is the ONLY dog sitter I would ever leave me dog with. I can not say enough wonderful things about Mimi. Rascal is treated like one of the family. She adores Mimi and Jim and Mimi sends me lots of pictures to prove it...I see her playing with her dog, Peppy, sitting with Jim on his recliner, and just having a wonderful time. I am so impressed with how Mimi takes exceptional care of my dog and I want to encourage you to use her. She only takes one dog at a time. So you know she spends a lot of time taking care and loving your pet. Believe it or not, I don't make any vacation plans until I check with Mimi first and make sure she can watch Rascal. Jane
Mimi is amazing! She's incredibly kind and clearly cares very much for my Sophie. I would recommend to anyone. Thanks, Mimi!
These hosts are the best - there is no question. Our Rosa LOVES to spend time with this host family and we never have to worry about how she is doing because they always keep us happily informed and send lots of photos of her. You can see in her face that she is enjoying her time with them - this is exactly what we want. She is so relaxed when we drop her off - if she could talk she would tell us "Don't worry about me - I am going to have a great time as usual". Thanks so much for being there for us Mimi and Jim and Peppy!
Another easy and wonderful visit at Camp Mimi's for Sugar! Sugar just adores Mimi, Jim & Peppy and settles right in when we drop her off. Sugar is so well cared for and has such wonderful company, sometimes I think she might prefer to stay than come home!! We are so grateful for Mimi & family. Whether it's a day time visit, a quick overnight or an extended stay, Sugar always loves her time at Camp Mimi's. Thanks so much Mimi for all you do!
Our dog's first time with Mimi, she was wonderful in making our apprehensive dog feel at home. Clearly loves to take care of small pups. Will definitely feel comfortable leaving our dog with Mimi in the future.
Another wonderful stay with Mimi! Our Lucy ran right in, wagging away, and just loves her "second home"! It's obvious that Mimi loves taking care of dogs, and does such a great job by providing lots of love, walks and playtime. Mimi is always our #1 choice!
Mimi was a great host! She sent us plenty of videos and pictures and made Lady feel very comfortable. Thank you!
Another fabulous stay with Mimi! Our Lucy loves "vacationing" at Mimi's, and gets lots of fun play time and love from Peppy, Mimi and Jim. It's her second home and we are always 100% confident that Lucy will have a great stay!
We are repeat customers, and our Lucy had another great experience with Mimi. Lucy feels so at home at Mimi's, and gets so much love and care; we have 100% confidence when we leave Lucy at Mimi's. We love the photo updates while we're away, assuring us that all is well, and appreciate Mimi's thoughtful note and play toy for Lucy that she sent home with us! We will most definitely be back and in fact have already booked our next reservation!
Well, Rosa had another amazing time at Camp Mimi. It is so obvious that she feels right at home and loves Mimi, Jim, and Peppy. Rosa even gave Peppy a "tongue lick/kiss" within the first minute we were there. Knowing Rosa is safe and happy and that she is enjoying herself gives us the opportunity to do the same. Thank you so much Mimi and Jim!
I am a repeat, 100% satisfied customer! My pup, Lucy, couldn't wait to hang out with Peppy, Mimi and Jim! It's obvious that Mimi loves Lucy, and takes such great care of her, making sure to follow my instructions, and give me regular updates to keep me posted while I'm away. I always pick her up happy, and content and the going home toy for Lucy was above & beyond! A+++ in every category. Mimi is professional, yet warm & caring, too! We'll be back!
Our Basset Hound Chloe loved spending time at Mimi's. Mimi was just great with her and we felt confident that she was safe and happy.
This was a home away from home for our dog. Truly exceptional and high quality service. He was treated with so much care and love - we are so thankful to Mimi and Fenway's best friend Peppy! Our dog wants us to go away more often so he can stay here :-)
WOW! We could not have been more pleased with Mimi's Doggie Day Camp! My daughter and I were hesitant about leaving our sweet pooch with anyone after a not-so-good experience with a local pet hotel. But not only did Kashmere (Kashh) have a great time with Mimi and Jim, she found a best friend with Peppy! The pics sent were just extra assurance that Kashh was in good hands... We loved Camp Mimi from the time we walked into her home... such a lovely, warm, and inviting atmosphere... and Peppy is the greatest friend.... I know Kashh misses him. Camp Mimi is a wonderful secret that I wanna keep to myself, but that would not be fair :) ! Thank you SooOO MUCH. We love you three, and hope to be able to come back again (save us a space!)
Another great visit at Camp Mimi for Sugar! Our shy bichon mix is always reluctant to leave her familiar surroundings but once she gets to camp Mimi she totally relaxes and has the best time with Mimi and Peppy. Sugar and Peppy get along so well and Mimi spoils our sugar like she was her own -- naps in bed, massages on the couch, long walks and shared bananas! Having camp Mimi has really taken the stress out of our busy schedules since we can count on Mimi to take care of sugar when we can't. We originally used Mimi for vacation but find it super helpful to leave sugar with Mimi just for the day when she would otherwise be alone for long stretches. A win win for all involved! Highly recommend!
I love leaving my Yorkie, Max, with Mimi! Max and Mimi's dog, Peppy, get along so well. Mimi only takes in one dog at a time, so I am assured that Max gets LOTS of attention. Mimi's husband, Jim, is also a dog lover and Max has bonded to him, too. Mimi shared several pictures of Max during his stay and he was smiling in every one! He even slept in bed with Mimi!

Max is on several medications, and Mimi administered all of them according to the schedule I provided. She is an awesome doggie caregiver!

My only suggestion is to make your reservation way in advance so you won't be disappointed.
Another wonderful day at Camp Mimi for Sugar! Sugar spent the day with Mimi and Peppy and was so pampered and cared for we couldn't ask for more! Mimi truly enjoys taking care of dogs and her joy for life is contagious. Even though our Sugar is a bit shy and reluctant to leave us, Mimi knows how to engage her and help Sugar relax and have fun. She is just wonderful. Highly recommend!
Knowing our little dog is going to have a great time at Mimi's makes it easier for us to enjoy our times away. Mimi and Jim (and Peppy) have this down to a science. How did we get this lucky to find them?
Rosa told us, herself, that she had a great stay with Mimi, Jim, and Peppy. Dogs are so expressive! In the photos and video Mimi sent while we were away Rosa looked very happy and content with her visit. We picked her up and she looked great, had sparkle in her eyes, and we can tell she truly cares for this loving host family. So do we! Thank you Mimi!
I was thrilled with Mimi and so was my Yorkie, Max! Mimi was available on Easter on relatively short notice which, I think, was a miracle. Max normally does not eat for at least the first day when I leave him, but he ate his lunch at Mimi's, just a few hours after I left him. Mimi sent pictures and videos to let me know that Max was enjoying his stay. I swear he was smiling in the pictures! Max also bonded with Mimi's husband. It's easy to see that they both love dogs. Their dog, Peppy, is a sweet, calm dog and the perfect companion for my relatively shy dog. I appreciate that Mimi only takes one dog at a time, and only smaller dogs. Max slept so well after his visit to Mimi's...I could tell that she and her husband wore him out playing fetch all day. Can't recommend highly enough!
We drive 90 minutes to get to Edgewater b/c Mimi is an absolute treasure! George had another fantastic vacation at Camp Mimi. She knows just how to make him spa-comfy. I keep trying to convince her to let me stay for a week too! Camp Mimi is simply amazing - FOUR PAWS!
Mimi W. was amazing! She was extremely prompt and responsive in making all of the arrangements and took such good care of our Sugar that I wasn't sure she would want to come home! Mimi showered Sugar with love and attention around the clock -- she walked her, massaged her, played with her and just went above and beyond in all respects. Sugar even came home with all of her things laundered and a doggy bag full of goodies. Mimi and her husband Jim have a lovely home and huge hearts. Their dog Peppy is also just delightful and a welcoming host doggy and lovely playmate for visiting pups. You will have peace of mind that your pet is in a loving and safe place. We are looking forward to leaving Sugar with Mimi in the future!
If you are looking for an excellent+ dog sitter then I have to recommend Mimi. She took excellent care of our little 6lb maltese . This is the second time Our Rascal has been to Mimi's for her vacation and she loves it there. Mimi sent me pictures of her and Peppy and kept me informed as to how she was doing. I could totally enjoy myself without worrying how Rascal was getting along without me and being out of her home. I feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful nurturing person to leave my dog with. Thank you Dog Vacay and Mimi!!!! Jane
On a scale of 1 to 5, Mimi gets a 10 - without exaggeration, above and beyond in every category. She runs a veritable Four Seasons for your pooch and is worth every penny. My only complaint....she does not accept people (otherwise, I'd book myself!!).
Our dog Fenway had the very best time with Mimi!! This was a long stay over a holiday, and we so appreciate the way she made Fenway feel at home.

She is absolutely amazing in the care that she gives to our dog and how she keeps in touch with us - making us smile with each picture or message. The most "Pawsome Care"... wouldn't think of letting our dog stay anywhere else.
Mimi was referred to me by another host with high remarks and I see why. From the moment we met, she ensured my dog would be in good hands. She showed me around her home, introduced me to her husband, and went over all information pertinent to my dog and his stay. Although my dog knows how to sleep in his doggy bed, he loves to snuggle and sleep in mine. She was willing to accommodate my dog although her own dog sleeps in a crate. She provided numerous updates via text and video. I feel very comfortable in utilizing her services again and highly recommend Mimi as a host for your pet.
The love, care, and professionalism that Mimi provided in caring for our Lucy (a 2 year old morkie) was outstanding. It was obvious from our first meet & greet, that Lucy felt right at home with Mimi and her adorable pup, Peppy. Usually Lucy takes a while to warm up to peopIe, but she immediately started wagging her tail and was excited to interact. I could easily see that her home was safe, super clean, and very dog friendly. Mimi was truly gifted at connecting and caring for our pup, and asked detailed questions about Lucy to make sure she provided the care she needed. While Lucy was there for her 5 day stay, we loved Mimi's daily updates via photos and videos, and it was obvious that Lucy was having a blast. She was taken on two long walks a day, and had plenty of attention and playtime with Peppy. Mimi even gave Lucy a bath before we came to pick her up; totally unexpected but we were so thankful! To top it off, we were given a doggy gift bag when we came to pick up Lucy, filled with treats and toys:)

Also wanted to mention that Mimi was great with responding quickly to my texts and emails, from early on when we were deciding who to choose on dogvacay, and continued throughout Lucy's stay. Good and speedy communication was important to us, and Mimi was outstanding.

We will definitely be calling on Mimi again next time we need care for our Lucy. I would highly recommend her and I give her A+ marks in every category! Thank you Mimi!
Absolutely wonderful experience! This actually was a continuation of the previous stay as our plans changed.

Mimi,her husband and their dog Peppy all seemed to truly enjoy having Paz stay with them and that made us feel so good to know that she was having a good time. She loves being outdoors and they took her for lots of walks with plenty of sniffy time.

Every day, Mimi sent several pictures of what they were doing which was great. We could see that she was doing all the stuff that she loved and was being well cared for.

If we are ever back in the area, we'll definitely use Mimi again. Nice to have someone that "gets" what it's like to leave your seven-pound ball of fluff with someone else!
Paz had the time of her life at Camp Mimi!

We had not been able to do a meet and greet ahead of time since we were from out of town, so it was great that Mimi invited us in and we talked for about half an hour -- gave us a a lot of comfort that we had a good match.

And what can I say about the care and fun she's had? Mimi texts photos several times a day to show what they're doing -- hanging out on the porch, checking out the fall colors, going to the lake . . . or Paz stealing all the pillows on the bed (yeah, one little 7-pound dog manages to steal all the pillows!). It's been wonderful to know that she's having a good time.

I had told Mimi that Paz is an indoor dog but loves being outdoors. Mimi has gone out of her way to do "outdoor" stuff with her, which we really appreciate (and I know Paz has too).

This was our first time using DogVacay and it was a wonderful experience -- what a great way to find a sitter who was a perfect match for our dog's needs and personality!
Four paws up - without exaggeration, the best pet sitter experience EVER. If she accepted humans, I would sign myself up!!
As Usual... Rosa's stay with Mimi was MAGICAL!!!
We are so grateful to have you, Mimi, to call whenever we want to take some time away from our routine and we know Rosa will always be so excited to see you and Jim and Peppy. Thank you - we never worry about Rosa when she is in your care. Thank you for all, Linda
Thank you again Mimi. Our dog loves to be a guest in your home and that makes us happy and also grateful that she has your excellent care whenever we are away. What would we do without you?
We always look forward to visiting with Mimi. If you could see our dog's excitement when we arrive at Mimi's you would laugh. She runs around in circles with actual squeals of joy. It is not difficult to leave her when you see how happy she is to be with Mimi and Jim. Thanks so much for making this easy for us. Linda and John
We are so lucky to have found Mimi and Dog Vacay. We've already made a reservation to use her again. I haven't formulated the hotel and then will go thru Dog Vacay. Peppy (her dog) and Rascal (my dog) were the best of friends!!!! and Mimi and Jim treated her as a member of the family. Thank you Thank you for the piece of mind we had!!! JANE rOGERS
This was absolutely the best vacation for our dog Fenway!! Mimi treated Fenway like he was her own... and took such great care of him! He enjoyed spending time with his new best friend Peppy. We will certainly try to have Fenway stay with Mimi again! Thank you so much for everything!
This was my Coco's second time staying with Mimi and she was very excited to see her again. I really love the picture updates and text Mimi sends it makes me feel like I am right their with her!!! Mimi was very flexible with my schedule and I love that about her. I can't wait for Coco's next visit!!!
My new pup had a wonderful time with Mimi. I needed someone for a surprise weekend getaway and she was available at the last minute. This was my first time leaving my new baby with someone over night and Mimi took care of her like she was hers! We had a wonderful meet and greet which I absolutely loved and Coco loved Mimi from the start. One of the best things is that she only keeps one dog at a time so I felt very comfortable leaving my pup with her. Coco is only 6 weeks old and still needs lots of love and attention day and night! Mimi got up with her twice in the middle of the night to keep up with our routine. You can't ask for anyone better inmy opinion she is the best and I look forward to having coco stay with her again!!!
ziggy just left Mimi's for the third time. She always comes home happy but doesn't like to leave Mimi! When I say Mimi Ziggy goes crazy with excitement because she LOVES staying there. They treat her not just like their own dog, but like a member of their family. I would HIGHLY a recommend this sitter over any ther person in the world! You won't regret it!!!!
This was Ziggy's second trip to Mimi's house. She was so excited she ran to Mimi as fast as she could. I usually have anxiety about leaving her but this was the first time I really felt at ease. I knew Ziggy would be in great hands. Mimi send us photos and videos all day every day while she had Ziggy. When I picked her up from Mimi she was so happy to see me but sad to leave her Mimi, Jim, and Peppy. Best host! We love her!!!!
Mimi is the best pet sitter we have ever had! she only host one dog at a time so you don't need to worry about other big dogs eating your little one. I'll regret this review because we want to keep Mimi all to ourselves. She sends videos and pictures galore! I've never been able to leave Ziggy and not worry until Mimi came into our lives. I truley felt like Ziggy had her own vacation. Mimi is not just a pet sitter, she's part of our family. she treated Ziggy just like peppy! Ziggy is already begging to go back!
You know your dog well enough to see in her face her level of happiness. Each photo Mimi sends shows Rosa is happy, content, and comfortable in her "home away from our home". We just retrieved our dog this morning and she has again had excellent care giving us the peace of mind to enjoy ourselves while away from her. Thanks Mimi and Jim
Our small dog, Rosa, received a warm welcome and had a very fun-filled stay with MiMi. We went to visit a relative out of state and were able to really relax and enjoy ourselves knowing that our dog was so well cared for. How did we know this? We received lots of great photos of her activities and we really appreciated seeing her having a great time. We were concerned she was having so much fun that she would not want to leave her new friends and come home with us. Now we are all settled back in our routine with happy smiles from the Camp MiMi experience.
I think a true mark of someone that is running their own business is when they are willing to go above and beyond to help the customer. I had a work emergency last night and needed Mimi to keep my dog for 24 hours. On her calendar she was unavailable, she had previous plans because it was a holiday weekend, so I called her and told her the situation. Mimi told me to drop my dog Bob off and she would keep him until I could get him today. I was saved by probably the best person that has ever kept my dog....Thank you Mimi....4 paws up for you.
Mimi toom amazing care of my dog mason. She sent lots of pix showing how happy he was. I will definitely be booking with her again the next time we go out of town.
When we pulled into Mimi's community, Maggie knew where she was. I could hardly drive she was so excited. When we got their Maggie dragged me to the door. Mimi opened the door and Maggie gave Mimi a kiss then ran to Jim and gave him a kiss. Then she started playing with peppy. It is so easy to go out and have fun knowing your dog is having a great time to. She is in the best hands. Thank you so much for babysitting her.
I was a little apprehensive about leaving our dog with someone we barely know, but Dogvacay has been around a few years and it looks like they are here to stay. Our dog, Bob, is a sweet and gentle terrier who spends a lot of time in his crate at home because my husband and I work very busy jobs. Mimi let him stay out of the crate all day long and only put him to sleep in his crate because that is what he is most comfortable with. Mimi's husband Jim loves dogs and someone is with them 24/7 which makes me feel good. I love this hosting dogs in people's homes. It is so much less stressful than a kennel where they spend 90 % of the time in the crate. I am seriously considering asking Mimi if Bob can come to daycare there a few times a week to break up his long crate sessions. He was relaxed when we got there to pick him up which made me feel great. I think we have found our dogvacay host. We will be back. Thanks Mimi for a great experience.
Mimi was an awesome dog host. Even though I called at the last minute she graciously said she would watch my Maggie for the night. Maggie has a tendency to be shy with new people when she first meets them but she took right to Mimi. I think it was love at first sight. Although we only stayed for one night we enjoyed playing with Peppy, the resident Bichon. When I picked Maggie up I think she wanted to stay. We will soon be booking a longer stay with Mimi, as we were very happy with the host and the accommodations...Hank B.
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