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Christa L.
Washington, DC 20011
45 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$25/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Cocker Spaniel, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Christa's Resident Pets

Gatsby
mix
Male
11 old

Christa's House

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Outdoor area

About Christa

UPDATE: Our family is in a busy phase of life...still loving dogs, but we have to slow down a bit. Until further notice, we'll only book with dogs that have previously booked with us. *If you have previously booked with us, please feel free to do so again. THANKS, ALL!

We're a dog-loving family that would be happy to love on your pet while you have to be away. Our dog is part of our family & understand that yours is part of your family as well...so that's just how we'll treat him/her while they stay with us. Walks, play time, and treats are par for the course. We encourage you to bring your dog's own bed so they feel they have a bit of home while in ours. We have a fully fenced in backyard, but don't believe in leaving dogs unattended in it...it's great for playing in, though!

Sorry, no puppies under two years old.
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Christa L.
Washington, DC 20011
45 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 9, 2016

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Boarding Overnight At Christa's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
45 Reviews
Simply the best! Our dog is always sooo happy there. Christa and her beautiful family are very caring. Thank you so much!
Ollie loves staying at Christa's. He always comes back happy and rested from his vacays.
Always a great experience leaving our dog with Christa!
Keji had a ball
With a warm and wonderful family is just where we feel comfortable leaving our older Lab. We are repeat visitors to Christa's home and consistently give her a "pawsome" review.
Ollie loves staying with Christa and her family. He always comes back happy and rested :) He also enjoys spending time with his buddy Gatsby, Christa's dog. When Ollie stays at Christa's we know we have nothing to worry about - he's in good hands.
Another great stay for our lab, Tess, with Christa and her family!
Christa and her family are so caring that our two Labs have found a second home.
We are repeat guests and our Labs loved their vacation at Christa's.
Great experience for our dog once again! - she is always so happy to stay with Christa. Thank you!
Christa and her family were so wonderful to Barley, and I can't recommend them highly enough! Christa was so accommodating to my schedule, both for the meet and greet and the drop off/pick up. I got regular pictures of Barley having fun throughout the week, and she played so much in their amazing backyard that she came home and fell asleep right away. Thanks Christa!!
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Christa took great care of Joey while I was out of town. It is such a relief to leave a member of your family with another wonderful family. I have no doubt my dog loved spending time at Christa's house.
Christa was very responsive in arranging a meet and greet for our dogs and then hosting them for 3 nights this week. I felt they were in very good hands. Thank you!
Christa and her family are AWESOME. They took such good care of my little Sophie. I'm not certain I could've have asked for more. Thank you for treating my little one as your own.
Always a great experience with Christa and her family. Our two Labs visited for two weeks and were treated like members of the family.
Very happy once again and so was our dog.
Always a 5 Star Stay!
Never worry when our Labs visit Christa. We are repeat customers and so glad to have found her.
Thank you! Pup is happy, I am happy! I loved getting pictures of my pup while I was away.
Another excellent vacay for our two Labs!
Christa was great with Esquire and he had a great time. She was also extremely flexible with a last minute schedule change.
I have left my dog with Christa more than once and she always has a great time.
Christa was amazing with my dog and also accommodated a last minute change in my schedule. The pictures she sent were adorable. I felt 110% comfortable leaving my dog with her and her family and can't wait to do it again.
Christa has always been a great host for our little guy Max. Super accommodating! I loved all the updates and pictures too. Congrats to her on the new arrival too!
Another five star review for Christa. Our dogs are so comfortable there that they take over the house like they live there.

Even on a two day visit, we received a great picture and a text that they were enjoying there stay.

Can't give enough praise for Christa's loving care of our "kids."
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Franklin was one happy pup after his week-long stay with Christa (and family). Throughout our vacation, Christa texted with updates and pictures of Franklin during his dog vacay, which definitely helped us enjoy our own vacation that much more!
Christa and her family were fantastic and Betsey & Maude, our pugs, came home happy and tired out - a dog parent's dream. Definitely would recommend!
I loved that Christa took the time to give us updates and pictures of our puppy while we were away. Very comfortable and will use her again.
Christa always is a great host for our dog Max! Very accommodating and super friendly! Thanks!
Another great week at for our Labs! Christa took wonderful care of them, and we know that we can travel without worry. Five stars doesn't capture our gratitude.
We just moved to the DC area from California and one of our biggest concerns in the move was finding care for our two Labrador Retrievers when we travel.

We could not be more pleased with the care that our Labs received from Christa. Her immaculate home, great fenced-in backyard and caring attitude cinched the deal.

While we were away, we received pictures of the Labs as well as a personal note that made us smile. We had no worries, as we knew that they were in good hands with Christa.

We will definitely be returning!
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Christa was an excellent sitter for our dog Max. She was very accommodating with our last minute request. Thanks again!
Albi had a lovely time and I felt like she was in safe hands!
Christa was wonderful with our dog! It was great finding a sitter with a big backyard that our dog could run around in. We got frequent pictures and text updates telling us that our dog was fine and having a good time. I felt safe knowing that our dog was in good hands. I I would definitely use Christa again!
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Our dog Ollie loved his vacation with Christa, her family, and their dog Gatsby. He came back tired (always a good sign) and ready for more vacation with Christa as soon as possible!
Christa is very nice and our dog seems to really like staying with her.
Christa was great! My dogs were happy, healthy, and stress-free. She sent me pictures while I was gone so that I knew they were doing okay. I highly recommend her!
keji was in good hands! other dog, Gatsby is great. lovely home, nice yard for play, quiet neighborhood. we'll stay again in October!!
Christa was a very friendly and flexible host. She took plenty of time to ensure she understood everything about our dog and even picked up an item at the grocery store we forgot to make his stay more comfortable. We'll definitely request a stay with her again!
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Christa was very accommodating and friendly; I would recommend her highly.
Another WONDERFUL experience with Christa!!!! Socrates follows Christa around everywhere-- a testament to how comfortable he feels around her and her lovely family! :]. Thanks so much again for another fantastic experience- I'm truly so grateful to finally found someone as reliable and caring as Christa!
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Not only was it new to my husband and I being first time dog owners but it was as well going to be the first time that we left our 1 year old VERY active beagle alone with anyone for such an extended amount of time (10 days). We knew that on our "Meet & Greet", with Christa and her family, Sasha was going to feel at home! Our vacation was much more relaxing knowing that Sasha was getting the care she needed from Christa. We would definitely recommend Christa to anyone else and we plan on keeping her listed as our Dog Vacay care taker the next time we are away! Thanks Dog Vacay & Christa!
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Christa was awesome! She took great care of my yellow lab Sandy. Christa was timely, responsive and kept me in touch with texts about my puppy. I would definitely recommend her.
Very attentive and caring. I knew my dog was in good hands and I got regular photo updates. My dog was treated like part of the family. Highly recommended!
I had to travel for about 3 weeks (2 weeks of which were outside the country) for winter vacation, and was really concerned about what to do with my dog Socrates, especially since he can sometimes get a bit aggressive with other male dogs. Christa was awesome- her and her family took great care of my little guy! Throughout the whole process, Christa was very responsive- I received pictures on a regular basis updating me on how Socrates was doing, which really helped ease my anxiety about leaving him behind. Christa and her family even took him to get his nails trimmed and bought him a little tie for Christmas- so awesome! :]. I can tell Socrates had a wonderful time, and I truly cannot ask for a better host! I highly recommend Christa- I myself will definitely be going to her again when I travel in the future! :]
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