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Barbie B.

32 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 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 Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Barbie's Resident Pets

Eggroll
Chihuahua
Male
15 yr 11 mo old
Kaleb
Labrador Retriever
Male
11 yr 11 mo old
Sam
Chow Chow
Male
12 yr 11 mo old
Henry
Bulldog
Male
8 yr 11 mo old
Sophie
Shih Tzu
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Penny
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
7 yr 11 mo old
Arthur
Mutt
Male
6 yr 11 mo old
Walter
Miniature Pinscher
Male
4 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Barbie's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Barbie

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Going out of town and need to board your dog? Working long hours and just need a place for them to run, play and relax in a home instead of a kennel all day? Contact me instead! I would love to take care of your furry babies! I have seven dogs and a cat of my own so they will never be lonely. I work from home so they wont be crated for hours during the day and will have plenty of potty breaks. I have two fenced in yards with a lot of shade. The bigger yard for the big dogs so they will have plenty of room to run and play. I also have a cat that loves all our dogs. No need to bring your dog crates if they sleep in a crate. I have several sizes. Extra Large, Large and Medium. Perhaps just a blanket or something that smells familiar to your pet.

*I am also a short 8 minute drive to the Birmingham airport*

Dog bathing rates:
under 30lbs - $15
over 30lbs - $30
**message me for a custom quote for dog bathing service

***There are no discounts for additional dogs. My prices are already lower than the boarding facilities in Birmingham that offer discounts for multiple dogs.

****DOG MUST BE HOUSE TRAINED! Please be courteous and bring your dog smelling nice and clean.

*****MUST BE FLEA MEDICATED and up to date on shots!!!!

******We have a newborn in the house, MUST get along with children.

******Overnight boarding is for a 24 hour period. Extra charges may apply if time exceeds that on pick up day.

*******All major holidays are $45/night.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Barbie B.

32 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbie's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Barbie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
32 Reviews
Skywalker was well cared for while I was gone. Very close to the Birmingham airport was nice and convenient.

Obvious dog lovers with so many that they own. Good pics and updates daily. Even got him to stand still for pics which is unusual for him. Would use Barbie again.
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Barbie was great! From the moment I walked through the the front door to drop my pooch off I knew that he would be in a safe and dog friendly environment. Barbie sent multiple pictures each day I was away which gave me even more piece of mind that my best buddy was being well taken care of.
I highly recommend!!
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Barbie kept our 9 month old Morkie, Carter for 4 days and she put us at ease by sending pics with updates. She is a true dog lover. Carter had a great time and was dog tired when he got home. I will definitely use her services again in the future when needed.
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Barbie kept my American Bulldog Lab Mix, Barley for 2 nights. It was Barley's first time to stay with Barbie. She sent me texts with pictures, throughout Barley's stay, which I loved. And when I picked Barley up, she was very calm & happy. It is evident to me that she had a great time & was well cared for! Barley does not do well in the typical boarding facility you find around Birmingham. She likes to be near people and other dog friends. It totally stresses her to be put away in a kennel space, alone. I am so happy to have found Barbie! She truly has a gift (her own dogs, exemplify this!) I am very grateful.
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Bubbles had a great stay with Barbie! She kept us updated regularly with pics, and we appreciate her good care. We will definitely stay with her again!
We'd like to a-gain send our thanx to our WIllie & Libby's Hosts - Barbie & Alexa who took excellent care of them. The texts with photos were constant throughout the weekend stay our pets had. Barbie has a calming way with her family of 7 dogs and 1 cat that spills over to the visitors that stay with her. We are very happy with Barbie & Alexa and the way we see that our pups are so well taken care of. Whenever we need to go away for a period of time, we know our pups are well taken care of.and come home happy. Thank you a-gain Barbie & Alexa
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Second time leaving my pup with Barbie...can't say enough good things! Thank you for all that you do to accommodate Loui!
Very pleased with our experience of boarding our golden retriever, Pixie, with Barbie! She responded within 1-2 hours when we requested a meet and greet. She was flexible with meeting times. Pixie had an amazing time playing with the other dogs -- we enjoyed receiving regular picture texts showing that she was having a blast and felt very comfortable in another home. Our trip was shortened unexpectedly and again Barbie was flexible in letting us stop by to pick up Pixie. Will definitely board here again in the future!
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This was our second time using Barbie and each time has been a great experience. We have one dog who has to have daily medication and that is not an issue for Barbie. We know both of our boys are well loved and taken care of with her.

They will be staying again with her in a few weeks.
It makes our trips so much more enjoyable not having to worry about the boys.
We really enjoy the daily pictures and updates on how they are doing.
We would recommend her to anyone who wants someone who has a love of dogs and wants them to be safe and well taken care of when you go away!
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Barbie was amazing with my little Loui! I enjoyed all the updates and pictures she sent me throughout his stay. I could tell he was really happy & having fun! I think he was sad to leave at the end of the weekend. Barbie was very accommodating of Loui's sleeping arrangements since he's not used to sleeping in a crate. I cannot thank you enough, Barbie! Loui will definitely be back soon!
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Our pups were well taken care of during their stay with Barbie B. We had a nice meet-n-greet about 2 weeks earlier and they seemed comfortable with Barbie and her pets. During their stay Barbie, kept us informed with texts and pictures that made us all feel that our pups were happy and doing well. The communication was very good. We were delayed by our flight getting back and informed Barbie that we would be later than we thought which she said wouldn't be a problem. Our pups had an outstanding stay with Barbie, her friends and family and we truly appreciate the care they were given. Kudos to Barbie.
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We love Barbie B!

Ava likes to visit Barbie and her dog pack.
She is always pampered, and eats well. We get lots of pics of Ava while we are away...so we know she is doing fine. We highly recommend Barbie; she is always able to accommodate any special requests. We are repeat renters.

Mary
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We left our Diesel with Barbie for 2 whole weeks! He had already stayed with her a couple of times in the past, but nothing quite as long as this. She sent me pictures throughout the day of him playing with her dogs and enjoying himself. He looked as if he was thoroughly enjoying himself. She spoiled him beyond belief (not that he wasn't before), and made sure he was comfortable the entire time. She definitely treated him as if he was one of her own fur-babies. I really missed him while we were away, but I was at ease seeing the pictures during the day.
I will not hesitate to use her again in the future for any trip we need to board Diesel with. He enjoys his time at Barbie's. We have already referred her to neighbors an will continue to do so.
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Barbie was a fantastic host. Her and her lovely group of fur-kids welcomed Moultrie into the gang and he had a blast! She sent plenty of pictures, and I looked forward to the updates. Barbie has a lovely home and yard with plenty of room for playing and napping and lots of love and attention. She had everything organized when I came to pick him up, and was generally a pleasure. I would definitely recommend her as a host and as a great person in general based on my experience.
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My dog, Abby, always loves staying with Barbie! She is so exhausted from playing when I pick her up, that she sleeps for days. Barbie is awesome! She is my first choice when I need someone to keep my dog.
As an overprotective "dog mom," I was skeptical about leaving my fur baby with a stranger. However, with a long vacation coming up, we knew keeping him in a kennel for two weeks was definitely not an option. We needed to get him used to staying at someone's home, so he would be more comfortable while we were gone. He gets separation anxiety easily and can be skittish and overwhelmed in a new environment, especially with other dogs around.
On our meet and greet with Barbie, Diesel easily fit in with her other dogs. And she put my mind at ease immediately. She has a way with animals that overprotective moms, like me, can appreciate. I immediately scheduled him for an overnight stay to start adjusting to the environment.
After dropping him off, I have to admit that I was the one with the separation anxiety. This was soon alleviated as Barbie communicated throughout the day and even sent several pictures of him playing with her other dogs. He looked as if he was enjoying himself. The next morning when I picked him up, he not only looked happy, but he was wore out.
Barbie is great with him and he gets to enjoy playing with other dogs. I could not recommend a better sitter and since finding her. The attention he gets from her is much better than any you could ever hope your child receiving at a kennel. Looking forward to the next stay!
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Our beagle Ollie really enjoyed his stay with Barbie! I had to make last minute reservations due to a sudden trip and Barbie was very accommodating and easy to schedule with. She sent a couple of pictures daily to let us know that Ollie was doing just fine, which was great for my peace of mind! I always worry about Ollie due to his history of canine epilepsy, but the fact that Barbie has so many animals of her own and has obviously had experience taking care of her own dogs really put me at ease. I would definitely use Barbie again, 10/10 great experience!
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Barbie came through very last minute as we were headed out of town for 5 days. She took our dog Samson under her wing and made him one of her own. She sent pictures through out the day, every day, which made us feel so good and comforted in who he was with. It looked like he had a blast. It entirely took the stress out of leaving him for so long. Definitely will be doing this again!
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Barbie came through in the clutch of a last minute situation and not only that, she loved and treated our baby as her own. Everyday on our trip, she kept us posted with status updates and pictures. She kept our minds at ease knowing that our baby was shown attention and properly cared for. I highly recommend Barbie and If I'm ever in Birmingham again and she's available, I'll definitely be boarding with her again.
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This was our second time to board our Pearl with Barbie and she will be our first choice every time we need someone to take care of Pearl. Our elderly basset hound has special needs due to blindness and her age, and Barbie was able to address them all, exceeding my expectations. As before, we appreciate the pics and updates while we are away.
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I am so thankful that I found DogVacay and Barbie! I had no idea that such a service existed and wish I had known sooner. I had peace of mind when we were out of town knowing that my Pearl was in such caring hands.
Pearl is a 14 year old blind & deaf basset hound with lots of special needs (carrying down the stairs, eye drops, frequent potty breaks, safe space to get around since she can't see, etc). And Barbie was more than up to the challenge. Barbie works from home, which was fantastic for us since she could be there to take Pearl out frequently. She was sweet enough to send pictures regularly, to show us how Pearl was doing.
If Barbie can take care of my Pearl and her many needs, she can definitely take care of your dog! She's the best and I highly, highly recommend her!
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Barbie is awesome! My dog, Abby, is easily scared around strangers, but Barbie made sure she was comfortable and felt right at home. Barbie sent me pictures of my dog while I was away, and I could tell my dog LOVED staying with her. I will definitely let Barbie keep Abby again!
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We had a great experience leaving our boys with Barbie. They seemed to have made themselves at home with her. We loved the daily updates. It helped to know they were doing ok. We will definitely use Barbie again.
You will never be disappointed with Barbie!!!!! We love her and our dog, Gracie loves her. She has affectionally been named Aunt Barbie. Give her a try and you won't need to look any further for someone to care for your pet.
Barbie was excellent. Because my two dogs are quite old, I had asked her to follow a rather complicated set of requests, including numerous feedings, maintaining a close eye on one of the dogs when outside, and so forth, and she appeared to follow all of them. The dogs appeared to be very happy and non-traumatized by their stay, which is typically not the case when they have been kenneled. Both have remained in good health -- again, not something typical of past boardings. She was available at the exact times we discussed and she was prepared with all the dogs' belongings organized when I went to pick up the dogs. She offered to make daily reports about the dogs, although I did not take her up on it. I was very pleased by her care.
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Barbie provided first-class care for our pug. Will definitely use her again. Dylan was healthy and happy when we returned from our trip. I wish everyone loved animals like Barbie does.
Leaving our Gracie girl with Barbie B. was the best experience we have had with a dog sitter hands down!! She sent us daily updates with pictures that allowed us to be out of town stress free knowing that our girl was being so well cared for and loved on. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wonderful, loving, caring envioronment to leave their pet with. We have had issues with boarding and other pet sitters in the past and are so happy to have found what we were looking for in Barbie B.
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We left our pups with Barbie B for more than a week (felt like it, anyway) and she posted on Facebook and also emailed daily pix of just how much fun our pups were having in her household. I was almost worried they wouldn't want to leave but, happy as they are to be home, I know they feel loved and cared for at Barbie's home. A picture is worth a thousand words. They were having a blast!
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Our two large dogs felt completely at home at Barbie B's house, and her 7 other dogs were welcoming and friendly as well. The dogs were all very well mannered which shows the care and commitment she has put into being a good alpha for her pack. One of our dogs is a little shy but he took to Barbie immediately on the meet n greet and, when left overnight, curled up with her on the sofa for the evening. So the dogs get continual care and some socialization with other dogs without it being overwhelming for the more timid pups. Will definitely use her as our first choice for boarding in the future.
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Excellent care for my pug. Treated him like one of her own. Will definitely use her whenever I need someone I trust to care for my baby!
My dog is not an easy one to make arrangements for . But Barbie is good with her that I knew immediately that she would be finel Barbie stayed in touch to let me know that all was well - I will definitely book with her again.
I absolutely loved this experience! Her home was so welcoming to my fur baby. They have two outside areas to play. One for the bigger dogs and another whole side for the smaller ones. I could tell that my girl had a terrific time with all the other puppies there. I would HIGHLY recommend this over a kennel or boarding any day. I will definitely be using Barbie again when I leave town and can't bring my pups.
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