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Sofia B.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Sofia's Resident Pets

Bandit
Australian Cattle Dog
Male
4 yr 3 mo old

Sofia's Apartment

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

About Sofia

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hey there!

It's Sofia on this end. We all need a vacation from time to time... and there's no need to feel guilty when you have to leave your pup with me; I'll make sure they feel like *they* are the ones on vacation!

I am the proud mum a 4 year old lovable mutt who is extraordinarily active. When playing tug-of-war or fetch in my large fenced backyard doesn't suffice (and it never does), we'll hop in the car, stop at Dunkin Donuts, and go to Sheepfold's off leash dog park in Stoneham to mingle with more pups and walk the trails for hours. Yes, even in the winter!

When not in playing mode, our dogs can rest and nap on my couch, my bed, or the two doggy beds available. I also have a large wired crate that I can take out to use, if you request.

I do not discriminate between breeds, however I do discriminate between sizes. The bigger the better! Kidding - Love 'em all. Bandit's also known to share a couple of his BarkBox prizes as well.

*** Not for dog walking ***
I'm always in the Fresh Pond area and/or Middlesex Fells. Let me know where you're dog likes to walk and I can arrange a solo walk or group walks.

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Love,
Sofia & Bandit
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sofia B.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sofia's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Sofia's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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16 Reviews
Sofia is awesome, and Mocha clearly had a great time at her place. She clearly loves dogs and enjoys having them around. She is very communicative and sends lots of pictures so you know that everything's going well. Thank you!
Sofia is amazing! She took great care of Lola. When we went to first meet Sofia I could tell right away that she was going to be the perfect sitter. She asked all the right questions, was very attentive to Lola's needs, and made my wife and I feel very comfortable with leaving our dog with her.

We received tons of pictures and videos of their hikes and play time with Sofia's dog, Bandit.

I would highly recommend Sofia to anyone looking for a dog sitter, she was great.
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Dolce had an awesome time with Sofia! She has sent us photos and videos everyday making sure she was updating us. She made us feel incredibly comfortable leaving our dog for the first time :) It was very clear Dolce had a ton of fun with Bandit, and she was obviously spoiled with adventures/exercise and dog park time! I would definitely leave Dolce with Sofia again, highly recommend her.
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Mickey had a great time in daycare with Sofia and Bandit. He came back happy each day, you could tell he got lots of love! Sofia was great in sending adorable photos of Mickey having a great time and her communication was always prompt; it gave us all real peace of mind. Thanks Sofia, Mickey hopes to see you again soon! :)
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We had a very good experience leaving our 2 dogs with Sofia & her dog Bandit. She sent us daily pictures & updates to keep us feeling confident our pups were having fun & well cared for. She even took them on long hikes each day. She dispensed our dog's meds, was flexible & easy to work with & seemed to have a good knowledge of dog behaviors. We wouldn't hesitate to book with her again.
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Sofia looked over my and my boyfriend's cat while we were away for a week. We felt safe leaving our cat in her hands. There were a couple of hiccups in terms of communication but nothing huge. Overall, we recommend Sofia!
Sofia is terrific! Our puppy, Arlo, spent four night with her, and she updated us with lots of photos and videos of him playing. Arlo is still pretty young and has a lot of puppy energy, and Sofia did a great job keeping him happy and engaged. She is clearly a true dog lover. We've already booked Sofia for our next out-of-town trip.
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Sofia went so far above and beyond typical caretaking that words cannot express how pleased we are with her efforts. We knew she was special when she asked questions no other dog sitter has even thought of asking. We were leaving them enclosed in a section of our house, and Sofia asked 'what kind of mood lighting do they prefer?' Now, I know exactly what they like and what keeps them calm, but I figured even mentioning something so specific would scare anyone away from us. I won't go on about all the extra things she did, but suffice to say, you'd be lucky to have such a wonderful, conscientious and meticulous person caring for your pets. Thank you Sofia!!
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Stella had a wonderful experience with Sofia as always! Stella came back home a very tired and happy pup :)
Sofia is a wonderful dog sitter and treats our Stella as if she was her own pup. Our dog is a bit scared of new people but within 1 visit, Sofia had won her over and we have been going back to Sofia every time we need a sitter. Our dog is still exhausted from all the fun she had this visit, and she has been back home for 2 days.
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She was so great with Champ! He came back to us happy and exhausted!!
Copper had a great time with Sofia and her dog Bandit! He played in her fenced in backyard and went for walks, copper seemed to have such a fun day!
Scout has a great time staying with Sofia and Bandit. While I was away Sofia sent me daily updates on Scout and gave her lots of exercise. I will definitely have Scout stay with them again in the future.
Mika really enjoys while she is there!
Sofia is awesome! She takes great care of Cricket and brings her on amazing outdoor adventures. In addition she sends us daily picture updates, which make us miss the pup just a little less.
Sofia was fantastic! She cared for our greyhound so well and sent pictures all along the way. She made it so that we didn't have to worry about our dog for a moment. I'd highly recommend!
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