Chateau Bielenda

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Valerie B.

23 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Valerie's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
9 yr 3 mo old
Bichon Frise
3 yr 9 mo old

Valerie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Valerie

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi There!

We have two female bichon frises and know how hard it is to leave a four legged family member with someone else while you're on vacation. That is why we signed up to be hosts on Dogvacay! As soon as your furbaby enters our home, we treat them exactly like our Abby and Annie!

We specialize in caring for small dog breeds (dachshund, maltese, bichons, etc). We love all dogs, but in this dog sitting experience we have found our dogs to be most compatible with smaller breeds. We have had experience with older dogs, puppies, giving medication, and giving lots of extra cuddles to those dogs who need it! During your pets vacation, we send lots of pictures and videos so you can rest assured that your furbaby is taken care of well.

We do require one meet and greet before your dog actually comes to stay with us to ensure all dogs will be happy and safe. Before every reservation, we ensure the dogs in our care will all be compatible, and we never take more than we can handle because that's not fair to your furbaby.

We have a large home and yard that is fully secured and the dogs can play in. We do prefer that your dog is kenneled if we go out or at night. This ensures the safety and a good night sleep for everyone!

Our Furbabies
Abby is our 10 year old bichon, who is definitely a diva dog! She's very good with all sizes of dogs.
Annie is our 3 year old bichon who loves to play and be mischievous! She gets along great with all dogs as well but prefers the smaller dogs.

We look forward to meeting you and your furbaby!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Valerie B.

23 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 12, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Valerie's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Valerie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
23 Reviews
This was the first time we had left our puppy with anyone and we couldn't have found a better match! The updates of photos and videos every day completely put us at ease knowing that Kloe was having as good a vacation as we were!! We were so impressed with how Valerie treated her like she was part of their family. We will be using Valerie and Mark again in the near future and feel very fortunate to have found such awesome care for Kloe.
I can't say enough good things about Valerie and her husband Mark. They go above and beyond in caring for the animals in their care! I was very nervous like most people would be leaving their fur babies with a stranger. But don't worry with Valerie she is amazing!! She made a special trip to the pet store to buy something my dog needed. They also made little stockings for them over Christmas and made them little ornaments!! Not to mention the constant contact they provide. Which put all my worries to rest. Dogs had a great time and we will 100% be back!!
Valerie and Mark took excellent care of our Paddington. They treated her like one of their own dogs, and Paddington had a great time.

Valerie was great at sending us daily pictures and videos, and made us feel very comfortable that Paddington was happy and well taken care of.

Thank you! Paddington will definitely be coming by again!
This was our first time leaving our 4 year old beagle with someone other than family after using another service within the city. Valerie and Mark were absolutely amazing, they took very good care of our girl and sent frequent updates on her. We will absolutely use them again in the future.
This was the first time we left our dog with someone who wasn't family and Valerie was amazing! Kita had so much fun and was well cared for. I would highly recommend Valerie!
Chateau Bielenda is a great Dog vacation home. This was our second trip to their house. Buddy was very excited to go back and waited impatiently by his kennel until we got there. Thanks for being a great sitter. We will be back!
Valerie love spending time with the dogs her and her husband Mark look after. They play with them cuddle them and really make them feel at home. I highly recommend them as doggie sitters.
Valerie is awesome with the dogs. Very qualified.
Unfortunately they only have 5 star's, personally Valerie is better then that.
I, my wife and most important of all peanut our 13 month old Dorkie love Valerie and her husband Mark. They are extremely dependable and are awesome with Peanut. Their dogs and peanut have become like family which is most calming. And peanut is treated extremely well while in their care. Their the best. I highly recommend Valerie to any one. They have a lot of experience with dogs and show their love of all dogs. Thanks Valerie and Mark.
Valerie and Mark are genuinely great people. My little Bentley was there for a second time and he loved it. Annie and Abby are great with him too. I'm so grateful I found them. Thank you again for taking such good care of Bentley and making him so loved. Couldn't ask for better pet parent substitute
Valerie and Mark were fantastic hosts to my two tiny chihuahuas. They came home happy and healthy. My vacation was so much better knowing that my pups were being well looked after and loved. Valerie sent lots of pictures and videos to keep us informed of their progress. I would recommend Valerie and Mark to other dog owners and I would certainly leave my dogs in their care again. Thanks for taking such great care of Oliver and Sophie!
We were so happy to have Valerie and Mark watch our puppy during our recent vacation. From the initial meet-and-greet we were extremely happy with their clean and pet friendly home and back yard! They were great with our puppy as were their own dogs!

Valerie kept us up to date daily with pictures and videos of our puppy and how he was doing! She even taught him to "shake-a-paw"! We will definitely use them again!

Jennifer & Dino Cairo
Valerie and Mark are great hosts. They were very good to Buddy and he came home well looked after. They sent pictures daily of his stay and made sure that all his needs were met.

This is a family who loves dogs. You can tell from the minute to meet them that your dog will be cuddled and cherished for their full stay.

I highly recommend them.
Valerie and Mark were awesome care givers to our two Bichons while we were at a two day family reunion. Always cheerful and super helpful, they sent frequent updates and photos of our dogs via text which helped us feel secure about their care. This was our third visit in a month with Valerie and Mark as we needed care for our dogs during a month long stay in Edmonton. We will definitely contact them again when we are in Edmonton and need care for our dogs.

Thanks Valerie and Mark!
We would give Valerie and Mark a 1000 star rating if we could. They took wonderful care our two Bichons who both absolutely loved their stay. They are very kind and generous people and we would not hesitate to leave our dogs their again. We highly recommend Valerie and Mark to anyone looking for excellent care for their dogs.
Valerie and Mark are great people with a beautiful home. They treated my dog like he was their own, spent lots of time with us during the Meet & Greet and sent regular updates with pictures while my Boston was visiting. Great people, place and service:)
Amazing!! Valerie and Mark have a beautiful home and yard and you can tell they are huge dog lovers! Carter came home happy and clean (they even gave him a bath)! Valerie was so good at keeping me updated through texts and photos and my mind was at ease so we could enjoy our holiday! I would highly recommend and would contact them if we need a sitter again!!
I can't say enough good things about Valerie and Mark and the care they gave our two dogs, Buddy and Sami. They are kind, loving people who love dogs and have two little fur babies of their own, Abby and Annie.

We highly recommend Valerie and Mark to anyone looking for care for their pets. We felt very good about leaving our dogs with them and received lots of photos and updates several times a day. Couldn't ask for better care.

Thanks Valerie and Mark.
Valerie and Mark are AMAZING!!! My family had to be separated due to the Fort McMurray evacuation and that included our puppy Lily. Thankfully, Valerie was recommended to us by a friend. Lily stayed with these wonderful people for nearly a month and they went above and beyond for her. From the moment we left we were sent daily updates, which would include pictures and videos showing us just how much fun she was having. Even when Lily had a minor medical issue they took such good care of her. Lily was treated like one of their own family members and as a result I will always be thankful!!
Valerie and Mark are wonderful people and took great care of my puppy Jax! It was nice to have peace of mind that my dog was being so well looked after. Valerie provides updates and pictures to let you know how your puppy is doing which takes all worry out of being away from your pup. I would recommend Valerie and Mark to anyone who is looking for wonderful care for their dog! I will definitely be using them again in the future!
If you're looking for a service that provides you peace of mine then Valerie is the way to go. Valerie is the most dedicated person I have ever cone across when it cones to dogs. Her knowledge and dedication are remarkeable. She follows routines, support the habbits your dog got into and overal manages your dog the way you would want. She goes above and beyond. She treats our dog like family. She'd send you updates about your dog, pictures and even videos if she can. I recommend Valerie to baby sit your dog any given day. This is the second time that we used her services and it won't be our last for sure.

Thanks Valerie, Daisy loves you
Happy to have had Bambi stay at Chateau Bielenda this past weekend. I felt very comfortable leaving her in the care of Valerie & Mark. I was certain she would be treated as there own, providing attention & cuddles to her while I was away. They provided many pictures, videos and updates to me, allowing me to know Bambi was doing great and enjoying her stay. I would definitely use Chateau Bielenda as Bambi's home away from home for pet sitting services in the future!! :)
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