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Brenda S.

38 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Brenda's Resident Pets

Jill
Poodle
Female
12 yr 8 mo old
Charlie
Poodle
Male
6 yr 11 mo old

Brenda's Townhome

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

About Brenda

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've always loved dogs!. Right now I have two -- Jill and Charlie. They are wonderful dogs who give me so much joy. In return I do my best to make their lives happy and healthy. When I decided to board dogs, I realized the bigness of the responsibility and that I must keep every guest as comfortable and safe as possible.

If your dog loves to be outside and exercise, ours is the place to be. My little dog Charlie would walk all day. My big girl Jill is sometimes less than enthusiastic. On those days, I drop her off at home. But on most days we all walk about 3 times a day and at the least 2 miles..

We have a lengthy morning walk, a late afternoon stroll down to the lake not only for exercise but also to meet up with both our human and dog friends. (Lake Braddock is a short walk from me and a big meeting place for dog lovers and their pets.) And lastly, an evening quick walk down the street. In between these events, we play a lot and often have a snack to keep up our energy!

Please check out my additional services. I'd be delighted to come to your home to walk your dog, take him/her to Vet or to a grooming appointment as well as provide pickup and return service for overnight stay or daycare.

Be assured that I will make every effort to keep your dog safe, healthy,busy and happy in my home until your return.
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Brenda S.

38 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brenda's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Brenda's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
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38 Reviews
I would give Brenda 10 stars if they were available! I boarded my two senior pups: Cosita and Sandy with her this past week and my experience was fantastic. Brenda took excellent care of my girls, they came home happy and relaxed! She sent me updates and pictures of them throughout the week. She was very good to them throughout the week and I really appreciate it! So much better than leaving them at a boarding facility. I highly recommend and would definitely board my girls again with Brenda in the near future.
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Brenda is great! She went above & beyond to make sure I got pictures of Levi nearly everyday while he stayed with her. Medicated him as instructed and gave him toys to play with, etc. in addition to the walks we discussed. Will definitely bring Levi back to her for future stays!
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Very pleased with with Brenda. Sonny seemed very happy
Brenda was great! Excellent communication before and during our trip. This was our first time boarding our 10 year old dog. He was obviously comfortable staying with Brenda and she took great care of him. He came home and settled into his normal routine easily, so I know he was happy there. No lingering anxiety from staying somewhere new. We'll definitely use Brenda again in the future.
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Brenda has cared for my toy poodle many times. He always is eager to go into her home and seems happy and playful when we pick him up. It is obvious Brenda loves dogs.
Brenda is absolutely wonderful! We just picked up Max after his second stay with her, and he's wiped out! She walks the dogs and keeps them active.
Max has a very picky and strange appetite, and Brenda handled it great.
She is a very caring and kind person, showing a lot of concern and compassion for the dogs in her care.
We will absolutely be leaving Max with her again.
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As usual Brenda took great care of Bella, she had a great time with Charlie and Jill.
Brenda is a fabulous host! She took great care of Max, and didn't mind his picky appetite or fussy diet. She sent us messages to update us on his progress, even expressing concern over his lack of appetite and shyness on the first day. He got plenty of exercise during his stay, since Brenda takes the dogs on several walks per day. Thank you Brenda for taking good care of Max. We look forward to his next stay with you.
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Brenda is a sweetheart and clearly an animal lover. Scout had a great visit with her and her pooches. He loved the walks and loving atmosphere.
Brenda was wonderful again. Carmelo had a great time playing with Charlie, and after picking him up, he slept all evening recuperating from all the fun he had. Brenda is very sweet and attentive, and I recommend her to anyone who is looking for a host that has true passion for animals.
Thanks again Brenda!
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Brenda did and awesome job of caring for our dog!She kept us inform through out the stay. She even got our dog that doesn't like to walk outside to walk with her other dogs!! I would highly recommend her! Thank you!
Brenda is awesome. This is Neon's second and he is going back in April. Thank you Brenda!
Brenda is awesome...this is Neon's 3rd visit and will go back for more. Thank you Brenda!
Sophie had a great stay with Brenda. Sophie enjoyed a lot of activity with walks and play. I intend to have Brenda take care of Sophie again.
Lucy had a great time with Brenda and her two dogs. Lucy is on medication and needs to have it everyday. Brenda had no problem giving it to Lucy. Brenda took great care of Lucy, and I will use her again when I go out of town.
I totally got confused with my arrival date from a 2-week vacation in the Philippines. So I quickly sent a message to Brenda who was more than glad to accept my request for a day extension. Hassle-free and convenient! Thank you Brenda!
I was a bit concerned about leaving my little Oreo with a stranger for 2 weeks while I was away on vacation. Oreo has never been away from home, let alone with strangers. But when I met Brenda, everything changed. I knew that Oreo was going to be in good hands. I kept in touch with Brenda while I was in the Philippines and I had total peace of mind. Brenda is definitely a pro!
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As usual Brenda took excellent care of Bella. She is my go to person whenever I can not take Bella with me.
Bella never seems unhappy when I leave her with Brenda. She is well cared for. She gets along with Brenda and her Poodles. Brenda is my first call whenever I travel and can't take Bella.
We really liked Brenda! She is very patient and companioned person. Our dog Nikki was very happy in her care and made lots of friends! We highly recommend Brenda's service!
Brenda took such great care of Sage! I could tell he had a fun and relaxed day. She put him at ease and me as well! After a move, Sage is a bit on edge and Brenda was very understanding. She gave me a great report on how Sage did.
This was Carmelo's third vacay stay with Brenda, and he was so excited about his stay he practically dragged me straight to her door. I can tell he had a great time playing with Charlie and the other Pup, he went back in the house while we were heading to the car after we picked him up. Brenda is terrific, she genuinely cares for the dogs and makes sure they get the exercise they need by taking them for long walks. We will definitely select Brenda as our host again.
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Brenda did a wonderful job taking care of Buddy. He's exactly as he was when I dropped him off (which is what matters to me), but worn out from all of the walks, which is a good thing!
As usual we found Bella to be very well cared for when we picked her up. Brenda is my goto person when we want to leave Bella with someone. This is the fourth of fifth time that Bella has stayed there. The proof of the pudding is that we already have another reservation with Brenda in October. If Bella can not be with us we want to leave her with Brenda.
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We love Brenda. She has watched our dog several times. We always feel that our dog is the n good hands.
This was Carmelo's first stay at Brenda's and we can tell our puppy had a great time. We really appreciate that Brenda was able to take him in at the last minute. He quickly made friends with the other dogs and had so much fun, he rested most of the following day after picking him up. We will definitely choose Brenda again and recommend her as a great host for your pups.
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As usual Bella was very well taken care of by Brenda. We will continue to have her take care of Bella when we go places where we can not take Bella.
Brenda is fantastic! My dog usually gets really anxious after staying at his top notch cage-free boarding house... too many dogs in a small space and not enough fresh air. But he came home from Brenda's house happy and didn't cry or act anxious in the slightest. She walked him multiple times a day, slept near him and kept him fed and happy. This was my first Dogvacay experience and I couldn't be more happy about it. Thanks Brenda!!
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We were very happy with the care that Bella received. By meeting Brenda and her beautiful dogs before we made our decision to leave Bella there we walked away with a good feeling. This was very important since we were on a ship and would have little or no contact with Brenda.

Bella seemed very happy when we picked her up and not anxious like I have seen her at other places.

I would highly recommend Brenda.
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I give Brenda 5 stars. My only complaint is that she spoiled him with special dining offerings while he was there. LOL He will definitely stay with Brenda again.
Brenda was 5 stars. We made some last minute changes and she was very flexible.
This was a last minute thing and Brenda responded quickly. All worked great and Jackson was a happy camper.
Brenda was terrific and I highly recommend her. Lizzie, my Wheaton Terrier had a wonderful vacation filled with long walks and the company of the host's two furry friends. The wonderful attention Brenda gave Lizzie will make me a repeat customer.
Brenda was great with our beloved dog, who at times can be very timid!
While RC was happy to see me when I picked him up, I'm not so sure he was happy to leave! He seems to have had a great time!
Ditto had a good time with Brenda and Charlie. We had to leave him for 8 days. Brenda sent us very detailed update, which really gave us a piece of mind while away from our dog. She tried very hard to make our little one feel at home. We will definitely use her in the future.
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Brenda is great. This is the third time we have used her to watch our dog. She takes him for a 2 mile walk in the morning and another shorter walk in the afternoon. He is well taken care of, gets along with her two dogs and seems quite happy to be there.
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Toby had wonderful time in Brenda's house when we were out of town for 6 days. Brenda is very nice to the dogs, and is very flexible on the schedule. We had to drop Toby early in the morning (6AM) and pick him up late night (9PM), Brenda is always ready for our visit.
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