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Amanda R.

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40 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Amanda's Resident Pets

Rhodesian Ridgeback
10 yr 0 mo old
Shih Tzu
7 yr 0 mo old
West Highland White Terrier
9 yr 0 mo old

Amanda's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Amanda

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I want to say a special thank you to all my clients and furry friends for making this a great experience for us. We enjoy and love all that come into our home, you all have a special place in our hearts. We look forward to building relationships with each and every one of you.

My self proclaimed " gold badge" is that my new found friend Jim, AKA, Pa-Pa's Puppy Haven, entrusted his boy Sam and new addition, Susanna to me...again. Jim is the number 1 host in the Nation, I was very honored for this experience, you can read his latest review on my page and see sweet Sam and Susanna's pics, he is the beautiful lab and Suzanna is the Labradoodle.

Myself and my husband Angelo have been foster parents to so many furry friends and enjoy all that come into our home and heart's.

You may encounter some of our short term emergency rescues we foster in our support to various Houston Rescue Group's that pull from high kill shelters. These babies, move on to their forever homes with the socialization help of our own dogs and our wonderful guests that stay, we all contribute to saving these lost souls.

We enjoy nothing more than taking our dogs to the secure doggie park on Bay Area to socialize and have fun with other dogs.

I LOVE seniors, I am experienced with deaf and blind dogs. I also have a dog that requires insulin shots, so shots are no problem, he is now totally blind, my 17 year old senior is partially blind and deaf. We treat all visitors as if they were our own, and want you to enjoy your free time with no worries or concerns and to know that your baby is being loved and cared for while you are gone.

All dogs are kept inside in the ac, they have access to a paddle pool to cool off on these hot Texas days. All dogs get 2 walks per day as well as visits to the dog park.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Amanda R.

Online Now!
40 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amanda's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Amanda's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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40 Reviews
Amanda did a fantastic job looking after Roxy! We received multiple updates and amazing photos throughout the day. Roxy seemed very content and happy and almost didn't want to go home because she obviously had a great time! Amanda is very caring and attentive to each dogs needs and we will definitely use her again. I highly recommend her!!
Amanda and her family did a great job with my senior dog (and her weak bladder). I was nervous about finding a sitter after moving, having lost a dog to an accident at a previous sitter's house. Amanda was immediately trustworthy, took my concerns seriously, and even reinforced her already secure house so something similar could not possibly happen again. Amanda took my old girl's accidents in stride, didn't mind the extra dog laundry, and sent me updates and photos while I was away.
Amanda was amazing from start to finish, she kept us updated with a daily diary including pics and videos to show us how happy Freckles was, we feel he had a better vacation than us with Amanda and the other dogs ! ; )

We would highly recommend Amanda she was fantastic and she will be without doubt our fist choice to look after Frecks on our next vacation....thanks again Amanda.
Amanda was great working with Suzy on meet and greet to make her comfortable. Since then Suzy has stayed twice and both times was very happy. I am very glad to get a sitter that is so caring about the dogs. I will be using Amanda for sure in future.
Another fantastic stay at Amanda place. My Sam and Susanna were exciteded to stay with Amanda. I love the way Amanda takes care of my friends. Thanks for all the extras. Hope my Susanna didn't push your patients too much. Jim
Amanda is by far the best person who has taken care of skittles, for the first time he is actually happy to go on vacation. She sends us pictures everyday. If you need someone to watch you're special friend she is the one. We haves used her 5 or 6 times and wouldn't consider anyone else.
Amanda was very sweet from the start. She made me feel at ease with leaving my dog with her. Amanda kept me up to date with messages and pictures daily. She was great and I highly recommend her and would definitely use her again. Thank you Amanda!
Remy had another great stay with Amanda. She was very accomodating on our late notice request. Amanda is so good about sending picture updates so I always know how my pup is doing!
Kaine had another awesome time at Amanda's! He is always so excited to play with his buddies when he gets there and he loves all the TLC he gets from Amanda!! He comes home after a visit relaxed and happy. I have told Amanda that her house is like his Home Away From Home!

Amanda is amazing!!
Amanda did a great job caring for our Stover! She went out of her way to get to know him and make sure he was comfortable in her home. We could tell that she loved all of the dogs in her care. He stayed with her for a week and he was happy and healthy when we returned. We loved the updates and photos that Amanda sent daily while we were on our trip. We wouldn't hesitate to have Amanda care for Stover again.
Another great stay with Amanda. She spoils my Sam as much as I. With the walks, access to a great swimming pool, and special care, Sam would love to go there daily. Thank you Amanda for taking such wonderful care of Sam.
We love getting updates on our baby girl while we're away. Amanda is awesome! !!
Can't say enough about how much we love Amanda!
We absolutely adore Amanda!!! She sent us pictures, a video, and kept us updated on how much fun our Mollie Jo was having the whole time! Fantastic DogVacay!
Chloe was so happy to visit Amanda and her family again ! I am so happy to have found someone like her to care for my precious poodle.
This was our first stay with Amanda and it was a huge success. I'm always nervous leaving Remy with someone new but Amanda sent lots of pictures and updates so the nervousness didn't last long. Remy was well cared for, got lots of exercise and plenty of love while at Amanda's home. We were very pleased and will definitely leave Remy with Amanda again!
I am so happy that I found Amanda on Dog Vacay.
I could see from the moment I met her that she truly loves her dogs. They were one happy pack and my Chloe fit right in. Amanda is constantly watching them so I was sure my pet was going to be safe.
I highly recommend Dog Vacay !
Best vaca ever!!!! For both my pup and myself. It has taken me two days to write this review since I picked Jameson up. I wanted to see how she was after I picked her up and got home, as I have had bad boarding experiences with past dogs. Amanda is AMAZING! I could not have asked for a better place for my baby to go for a long weekend. Everything, from the minute I sent Amanda a message, to when I picked her up and even after. Amanda was so good with the dogs. She took them to the park often, has a large yard for animals to run and play. She gave me some amazing advice that I had never thought of when I picked Jameson up. She even had a picture printed up and framed of my princess. Jameson is her same ol self. Happy dog. Makes a happy mamma and owner. I would 100% recommend and go back to Amanda when I plan my next vacation. And I can not forget that on the second day, my pup had become ill. Amanda jumped right into action, called me, and was already on her way to the vet when we spoke. Thank goodness everything was ok, but Amanda made sure I was kept informed all weekend about how Jameson's health was.

This was a great experience for both and so happy that there are people out there like Amanda that are willing to take in others dogs and treat them like one of the family.

Thank you Amanda!
Once again our dog, Kaine, had a great time at Amanda's. (We take him there pretty regularly because he loves it so much.) He gets so excited as we get closer to her house. He can't wait to get inside for some loving from Amanda and to play with the dogs! I can't speak highly enough of Amanda. She has a very special way with dogs. (She's pretty great with people too!) If you are looking for someone that will treat your pet like a part of the family, treating them extra special, this is the place!
This was our first time to be with Amanda. She sent us fun pictures of Mollie Jo several times. It was very reassuring to see how much fun she was having. Amanda took her to the dog park, so she was in heaven! When we picked her up, she was quite content. It was a perfect match for us!
"Peace of Mind" is something we always have when Gracey stays with Amanda. Thank God for caring dog lovers and care givers like Amanda.
This was my first time booking through dogvacay and I could not have been more pleased. Amanda was an unbelievably great host, going above and beyond in every way imaginable - she even let my dog sleep in bed with her!
We received lots of pictures and updates throughout the week and my dog even came home with adorable little gifts. I swear she is more well behaved now too! Amanda must be a dog whisperer. ☺
We will definitely be using her again!
Amanda was wonderful, defiantly rebooking.
We are very lucky to have found Amanda! She provided the best service for our dog ever. Amanda sent us pictures of skittles everyday and even had framed photos of him when we got home. I would recommend her for anyone out there truly looking for a person that's treats you're pet as well as you would treat them yourself.
I am very happy with Sam's stay with Amanda. I could say Sam was very happy with his stay with Amanda.
Lots of photos, updates, going to the dog park, lots of walks, and most of all lots of petting and love. Amanda also has couple of photos of Sam framed for me when I picked up.
Thank you Amanda and husband, I will be pleased if you would keep Sam next time have need to leave him.
Thanks again,
It was another great time at Amanda's for our dog Kaine! He loves to go to visit Amanda and her dogs. He gets lots of TLC and has a lot of fun playing with his buddies!
Thank you Amanda, for taking such great care of him. I think Kaine thinks of your house as his Home away from Home! :)
Amanda was amazing and very professional. At our meet and greet I was quite amazed at how her pack were totally calm and accepting of my two pups. My Jackson is a 3.5 lb teacup yorki and none of her dogs tried to overcome him. Jackson walked throughout the house and back yard as it was his own. My miniature dachshund cinnamon has always been afraid of a lot of dogs even going to a groomer, so staying with Amanda was like school for her. My dogs were educated with the many trips to the dog park. She made our trip even more convenient by picking my babies up as we had to leave before she was available, picking them up that evening. When we returned from our long trip we had luggage issues and she very willingly delivered them which was above and beyond. Now to top it off Amanda did AMAZING photography of our babies and delivered with our pups Framed photographs but not just photos they were Professional quality! I Love her! She Loved my babies and I would recommend her as Top of the line Care and she is like a dog whisper!
Amanda is wonderful. She took such good care of Truffle, my 15 year old yorkie who is deaf. It helped me feel comfortable leaving her there because Amanda adopted an older poodle who is deaf and blind, so she understands about special needs dogs. I would not hesitate to leave Truffle with her again. It was painful for me because my little one has only stayed with my best friend and sister. My sister just got a new puppy and I couldn't leave her there, and my best friend had to travel on business.
Once again Kaine had a fabulous time at Amanda's! Thank you Amanda for taking such great care of him.
This is the second time we have left Gracey, our 11month old Shih Tzu. We feel our dog is in the best of places where she will receive and return a lot of TLC. We would highly recommend Amanda's loving home for anyone who desires the best accommodations for their pet. My wife and I have the peace of mind that Gracey will enjoy her visit with Amanda and the other pets there.
My wife and Gracey (our 10 month old Shih Tzu) had a "meet and greet" with Amanda prior to using her services. After that, Gracey spent the weekend at Amanda's home. We were very delighted and pleased with how she kept us informed with short notes and pictures of our sweet dog enjoying socializing with other dogs. We would recommend Amanda's place which provides lots of TLC.
Kaine was so excited to go back to Amanda's to get love from her and to play with her dogs! Once again, we left Kaine in her hands knowing he would be loved and well taken care of. Kaine loves it at her house. Amanda is wonderful with the dogs and it is easy to see how much they adore her right back!
Amanda was excellent! She fit us in last minute and was so sweet! She updated us with multiple photos during Russell's stay and even gave us two framed pictures of Russell when we picked him up! Her house is very cozy & you can tell they are dog lovers! I would highly recommend Amanda and use them again! Thank you so much Amanda!
We recently moved to the area and needed to find someone to take care of our dog, Kaine, while we went back to close on our home. Thankfully we found Amanda! Kaine felt comfortable with her (so did we) right away. Amanda took wonderful care of him and sent us pictures and updates so we knew how he was doing. I could tell by what Amanda shared that Kaine was being loved and cared for while we were away. He had a great time and we had piece of mind that he was receiving the attention he needed. We will definitely reach out to Amanda again to watch Kaine when we need to be away.
Rocket has stayed with Amanda multiple times. She has taken great care of him. I will definitely book again.
Amanda is absolutely amazing! She was extremely accommodating of a last minute reservation request. She treated my dog like a member of her family, and went above and beyond what I expected. She also sent at least once daily updates with pictures and even a video. You seriously cannot go wrong with boarding your dog with this very loving host. I will be boarding my doggy with her again in the future!
Amanda was wonderful at accommodating me at the last minute. She sent daily updates and my dog seemed to have a great time. He came home very happy and exhausted. I would definitely recommend her.
This is the second time Amanda has watched Bruno , and he was so excited there he didn't even bother to tell us bye! She is amazing and is my first choice for someone to watch my baby.
Amanda is so amazing, she treated Bruno like he was her own. I was so lucky to have found her (and on such short notice too!!) She sent lots of pictures and videos and he was so happy in all of them. He doesn't take to new people quickly so I was so happy he allowed her to hold him at the first visit. Amanda genuinely loves dogs and it really does show. She also has the cutest fur babies and Bruno was nervous but so happy to be around new friends.
This was our first time using DogVacay or any type of home boarding service and we could not have asked for a better experience. Amanda was very accomodating with our Meet & Greet, drop off & pick up time. We enjoyed receiving her texts and pics throughout our fur babies stay with her. Was very comforting to know they were having a good time at her home along with her fur babies. Highly recommend!!!!!
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