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Shelley S.

11 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.6 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Shelley's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
4 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Shelley's Apartment

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Shelley

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm Shelley, life-long animal lover. I work from home and so have lots of time and attention to devote to your pet. I have always been very involved in rescue and animal rights nonprofit organizations.

I had my first dog, Muffin, when I was 6. My most recent dog, beloved border collie Cleo, passed away last year at the age of 13. Since then I have done a lot of dog sitting, and volunteered/fostered dogs for Austin Dog Rescue. Most recently, in January 2015, I adopted a dog through ADR. She is a 14-pound shih tzu, Selma, who loves other animals. I also have a resident cat and so any dogs staying in my home need to be cat friendly.

I have extensive experience caring for my own animals and others. I am a registered, approved foster care provider with both Austin Pets Alive and Austin Dog Rescue.

I am available for keeping your dog in my condo overnight, or traveling to your Central Austin home to care for your dog or cat (within 5 miles of downtown).

My condo is an 800 square foot urban loft, 1 mile east of downtown off 6th Street. I do not have a private yard as it is not a house, but the condo complex has a private, extremely large courtyard that is 100% gated and secure, for walks and play and outside time. I work from home, so am here most of the day to give your furry family member plenty of attention.

I will care for your dog or cat as if they were my own.
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety

Shelley S.

11 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.6 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 8, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shelley's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Daycare At Shelley's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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11 Reviews
Three standout reasons I would highly recommend Shelley. 1) I was on a ten-day trip and my dog sitter had to bail for an emergency on day five. I was desperately looking for an immediate dogvacay opening, and thank goodness found Shelley. Not only was she available, she was gracious, professional and very responsive. 2) I had to have a friend take Andre over to Shelley's for drop-off, and I asked her if everything seemed cool. Her first response was "Awesome--she's definitely a dog lover!" She described the yard out back and Shelley's own well-tempered and laid-back dog. I was so comforted to hear this. And 3) I found out through my friend that Shelley is a writer and an instagrammer, so I was able to follow her and see pics of Andre throughout the weekend. She also sent me a photo each day, at least one, and made little captions with Andre saying, "Good morning mom!" Would totally recommend.
Shelley was great with Gizmo. She gave me daily updates and pictures of him while I was away. Shelley was also really flexible with drop off / pick up times which was very convenient for me. Definitely would recommend!
Shelley was great! We hope to use her in the future.
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