Capitol Canine (& Kitty!) Retreat

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Andi B.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Andi's Apartment

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Large Roof Deck
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Andi

Hi there! My name is Andi and I would be thrilled to take care of your pet for you.

If you have not booked with DogVacay before, please use this link to access a $20 off coupon!

UPDATE: I recently moved to Ivy City! (But will do everything I can to maintain clients in my old 'hood.)

About me:

With the abundance of pups in the District, it wasn't long before I began dog and cat sitting for my apartment neighbors back in 2012. I also previously worked at a veterinary clinic as an animal care specialist for the dogs and cats boarding there. I have currently been watching dogs with DogVacay for 2 years (since Summer '14).

I love both dogs and cats and my apartment complex has an expansive rooftop dog park - a big plus if you have a social canine! The National Arboretum and Mt. Olivet Cemetery are also just steps away if your pet prefers longer, more peaceful walks outside.

I have provided overnight care in clients' homes on several occasions (especially cat owners) as I have the luxury of working remotely! This also means your pet will always have 24-hour supervision. :)

Some nearby perks in my neighborhood (all within walking distance):

-Petco is a block away!

-National Arboretum and Mt. Olivet Cemetery

-Lots of fun neighbor dogs if your dog likes to play!

**NOTE** I typically do not watch more than two dogs in my home, as I prefer that your pet get as much undivided attention as possible. However, if you own three dogs that are well-acquainted with each other, I'd be happy to make an exception.
In addtion, my listing states that I do not host pit bull terriers. This is a case-by-case basis. My apartment complex has a vast number of dog owners and in my experience, many pit mixes can be extremely aggressive towards other dogs. If your pit is well-trained and likes other dogs, I would be more than happy to meet him or her!

I look forward to meeting you and your pup or kitty!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Andi B.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 14, 2016


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Andi's Home
$45 /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
Daycare At Andi's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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1 Testimonial
Sep 2016
Andi always goes above and beyond to make sure your dog is not only cared for, but cared about. She truly loves dogs and it shows in the little things as well as the normal day to day things. I would HIGHLY recommend Andi as your next dog sitter!
17 Reviews
Great host! I would recommend Beth.
Andi was a great host for our pup. Her apartment is very nice and her building even has a dog park. We were very impressed by the setup. During our pup's stay, Andi sent us updates and some pictures. He came back tired and napped all night. We will definitely book with Andi again.
Andi was a wonderful host! This was my first time leaving Bishop with someone since we move to a new area, and it could not have gone better. Bishop came home relaxed and tuckered out from all the fun. Andi sent pictures and some updates throughout his stay, which was very helpful. I would definitely use Andi again.
Andi is wonderful! She was very responsive to the reservation request, making sure that her schedule would fit our needs. She was friendly and welcoming at drop off and pick up and made our nervous pup Lottie feel right at home. Would absolutely recommend!
It was our first time leaving our dog and Andi was great! Morgan was exhausted and looked so happy and well taken care of. We will definitely use Andi again!!
Andi was wonderful! She took wonderful care of our dog Sadie, it was clear Sadie had a great time and that Andi loves animals. We'll definitely be booking with Andi again soon!
Thanks to Andi we had such a wonderful first experience using DogVacay! Laika stayed with Andi for a whole week while I was on vacation abroad. Andi was responsive and easy to communicate with - both during the booking process and while I was gone. She sent photo updates on how Laika was doing, took her on fun outings, and I could tell Laika was having a great time and felt at ease. Andi has a nice apartment in a dog-friendly building /area, so this was perfect for my social and active pup. Most importantly, you can tell that Andi truly loves animals and enjoys caring for them. It was very comforting to know Laika was in good hands while I was traveling. I highly recommend Andi and definitely will use her again for future doggy-vacays!
We drove through DC on our way to visit relatives in NC and stopped for some sightseeing and to take in a ball game. Andi hosted Chess and Maggie during our DC visit and provided a great Dogvacay experience for them. Andi's building is very dog friendly and has several dog parks including one on the roof. Her apartment is very welcoming, and also very doggie friendly. Andi sent several text updates of the girls. Both doggies were in great spirits when we returned - well fed and watered, and well exercised. Thank you so much Andi for helping make our day in DC a great one :-)
Another great experience with Andi! She took our pup on a Memorial Day vacay, pool time and all, when we were out of town for a wedding. Then dropped him off happy and tired. Thanks again!
Andi is fantastic! Rusty was loved and well cared for :) Thanks for taking care of our fur baby.
Andi was a great host! She was flexible about pick up and drop off times. She was quick to answer questions. Most important, she was patient and accommodating with my energetic and clever dog. I would recommend her as a host and will certainly be asking her to watch my dog in the future.
andi did a great job caring for my crew! i will continue to use her if she is available!
We had an excellent first experience with DogVacay!! I was a bit nervous to leave my pup, Simba, with someone I didn't know. Andi had us stop by for a visit beforehand and made me feel really comfortable sending Simba to stay with her for a long weekend. She was very responsive to emails, sent cute updates (with pics!) throughout the weekend, and the pup came home healthy, happy, and tired. Thank you, Andi! I would definitely recommend Andi and hope to use her again in the future.
Andi is always wonderful! You can tell she genuinely loves dogs and my dog always comes back calm and happy.
I left my 12 year old German Shepherd with Andi while I went to London for a week. While I was gone, Cricket had some serious issues settling in and getting used to the routine of her new place, but Andi was incredible at bearing with it all and I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and communicative host for my leaky friend.
Andi was friendly, accommodating, and absolutely wonderful!
Andi is wonderful! I felt totally comfortable leaving my dog with her for the week. My dog needs to be given medicine every day so she isn't the easiest dog to watch. I definitely recommend Andi.
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