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Rachel D.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Rachel's Resident Pets

Sperry
Mutt
Female
4 yr 7 mo old
Blade
Mutt
Male
3 yr 7 mo old

Rachel's House

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

About Rachel

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dogs will ALWAYS feel welcome in our home! My husband and I are dog lovers as we have two fur children of our own! Small, medium, large, or extra large we have plenty of love and room for them to come, sit, stay and play!! You don't have to worry about your fur babies!

Your dog will be our number one priority, and we look forward to spending time with him or her! We welcome dogs of any size, and have a lot of experience with puppies and bigger dogs. My husband and I love puppies and our dogs really get along with puppies or dogs around their age (1-2 years old).

We know, it’s quite difficult to leave your pup behind to their own vacay. Rest assured that you will receive periodic updates and pictures throughout the day so you won’t have to spend time worrying about your pup, but rather enjoy your time away! We are flexible with pick-up or drop off times per your request. We love taking walks so your dog will definitely be spoiled with an evening or every other evening walk around our neighborhood.

About our Dogs: Sperry and Blade are both rescue dogs we adopted as little puppies from Stray Rescue St.Louis. Sperry was found living under an abandon porch in the summer of 2012. After being nursed back to help from dehydration, starvation, and parvovirus we rescued her from Stray and brought her into our home. Blade was born in a foster home in 2013 to a mother dog living on the streets who was rescued and able to give her puppies a home to be born into. He was born with 6 other puppies in his litter. Both our dogs are very sweet and loving and love having puppy play dates and sleepovers! Both weigh around 50lbs. They will welcome your dogs into their home for a fun day/evening of running, playing, and maybe a few licks too!

We have a huge fenced in backyard so your pup will be in a safe and closed environment- so no need to worry about their safety! We have a spare bedroom and huge couch for them to choose where they want to sleep or lay around during the day. All housebroken dogs may sleep wherever they want- we prefer puppies to be kept in a kennel at night to ensure their safety and avoid accidents! (We have kennels available if you don't have one already).

To determine whether your pup is a right fit and to ensure him/her the best and most comfortable experience, please request a Meet-n-Greet through my page.

Thanks and we look forward to welcoming your fur baby into our home!

Rachel, Mike, Sperry, & Blade!
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Rachel D.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rachel's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Rachel's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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16 Reviews
I highly recommend Rachel for anyone needing a safe and caring place for their pet to stay! My dog Roxy spent 13 nights with Rachel and her family and I am very please with the entire experience. Roxy was immediately welcomed into their home as part of the family and loved spending time with her new buddies, Sperry & Blade. Rachel was quick to respond to emails/texts and sent picture updates while I was on vacation. Honestly, this is the perfect place for your pet to stay! Roxy and I look forward to booking more stays in the future!
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Rachel and her family were a treat! Our miniature dachshund Louie greatly enjoyed their company- especially her other dogs! I was hesitant at first to have someone I didn't know watching my little guy but when we did a meet and greet, I could feel how genuinely her and her husband have a love for dogs and how welcoming they were to Louie.
I would health recommend bringing your dog to their warm, welcoming home. We will definitely be bringing Louie back!!

Ps. She also sent many pictures of Louie to me while we were on our vacation-- he looked like he had more fun than we did!!! Always smiling in his pictures! :)
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Rachel was a great dog sitter! She is super nice and we felt completely comfortable leaving our dog there while we were on vacation. We loved that she sent a lot of pics to us, & we could tell when we returned that she had fun with Rachel's dogs. We highly recommend Rachel and we will absolutely be using her again in the future!
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Rachel and her family were amazing watching my 2 pups. She kept us up to date with pictures and texts which kept us from worrying while we were out of town. Her dogs got along great with mine and they were both absolutely exhausted from all of the attention and play time. We will definitely be using Rachel again in the future!
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Rachel was a great dog sitter for our dog Penny while my husband and I were on our Honeymoon. We were worried about Penny, but Rachel sent us pictures and videos of Penny having fun and playing with Rachel's dogs. It made us feel more at ease knowing that Penny was in good hands while we were gone. I loved how Rachel treated Penny like one of her own. Penny was exhausted after she got home that week, but in a good way! We definitely recommend Rachel for anyone looking for a dog sitter whether it may be a short trip or a longer vacation. She exceeded our expectations. We will be using Rachel as our future dog sitter! Thank you Rachel for all that you did for our dog Penny.
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Rachel was a great dog sitter for our dog, Penny while my husband and I went on our honeymoon. She treated our dog like her own. I loved getting updates on how our dog was doing as well as pictures and videos of her playing with Rachel's dogs and getting along with everyone well. I would recommend Rachel to anyone who needs a dog sitter for a short time frame or a long time frame. We will definitely use Rachel again for our previous trips to watch our dog, Penny!
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Rachel and her family were great sitters for our dog. He was well cared for and you could tell she loved dogs. She has two dogs that he was able to run around with in the backyard and burn off lots of energy. He came home exhausted (in a good way!)! We loved receiving periodic pictures and updates as to how our dog was doing. Thanks, Rachel and family!
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Letting our dog stay with Rachel turned out to be a great idea. She sent us plenty of pictures and gave numerous updates all throughout the week we were gone. Our dog Sam got plenty of attention and even had another dog to play with.
Rachel and her husband were very nice and took good care of my pup. They sent videos and pictures while I was gone so I could see he was in good hands. They have two friendly dogs of their own, so mine had some friends to play with. I highly recommend Rachel.
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Rachel would be a fantastic care taker for any dog!! She took excellent care of my little guy and kept me updated with pictures in how he was doing. My dog loved being with her and her dogs for a whole week while I was gone. I think my dog has adopted Rachel as his second family now!!!

Thank you so much for making him feel at home!! :)
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What can my wife and I say except thanks for not only taking Rachel on short notice, but for treating her like your own. This was our first time using this service so we were nervous, but after meeting with you and seeing your dogs and ours play together, we knew it would work out and we would have nothing to worry about. I know she was happy to come home with us after 11 days, but she does miss both of you and your two dogs. Thanks for the photos and for taking time to brush her and mix your dog food with ours. Your home was perfect, it gave her plenty of fenced space to run around, and the neighborhood allowed for extended walks and free play with your two dogs. It was the perfect fit for Rachel and we will most definitely use you again if our travels don't allow us to take Rachel with us.
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I was extremely pleased with the care and concern and attention Rachel showed towards our 5 mo. old border collie. She and her husband are very nice people who genuinely cared for our dog in a very professional way. This was especially appreciated since our dog was still very young and in need of a little more attention than a more mature collie would be. A great bonus to Rachels care is the property, where there is a very nice, large, fenced area where your dog can run and play with Rachels dogs. Both Rachel and her husband were kind, clean, and attentive, in all ways, both to thier home, their dogs, and any guests (whether dog or human!). I would highly recommend them to the care of your dog.
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Our 13 week old lab puppy had a wonderful time with Rachel and her dogs. As a puppy I was very excited that he was getting lots of attention and also good socializing. She sent me pictures and videos. Her and her husband were very accommodating. I will certainly use them in the future. Best of all, my crazy lab puppy is exhausted from his fun weekend.
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I cannot say enough good things about Rachel D. This was my first time leaving my dogs in over 4 yrs and in was a little scared at first but she kept me informed of how they were doing throughout the day sending me pics while i was away.
The next time i go out of town, i fully plan on using Rachel again. Now i just have to plan another trip.
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I honestly can not say enough good things about having our puppy stay with Rachel. We left him for a week and were very comfortable from the start with the meet and great visit. We were able to send our pups food and treats (special because of allergies). Rachel sent so many updates via text and email we knew he was doing great the entire time. He got along wonderfully with Rachel's dogs as well. I would recommend Rachel!!
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Rachel was very quick to respond to our inquiry. Our two puppies, Madison and Maya had a wonderful time! Rachel treated them both like her own and even sent us several pictures during their stay! We highly recommend Rachel to anyone that wants their puppies to be loved while they are away!
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