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Barbara C.

14 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Barbara's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
5 yr 9 mo old
7 yr 9 mo old

About Barbara

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
The important thing about selecting a sitter is to find someone who you can trust to care for your pet and your home so you can relax while you are away. For the past twenty years, I have worked with animals both as a trainer and owner. It is important that your pets daye be filled with walks, playtime, , lots of attention and meals on schedule to fit your pets regular routine.
Each dog is different, but at they all need love, care, and attention to be happy and healthy. Needless to say, I am very passionate about pets; caring for them and providing them the same love they provide their owners. Playtime, hugs, petting, story time, and belly scratches are always included at no extra charge.
I am available on short notice and can assist with transportation to the groomer, the vet, the dog park or just a ride in the car. A complimentary "Meet and Greet" will be arranged for your peace of mind. Why take a chance? Know that your friend will be safe while you are away. Like a nanny for your little buddy; caring for them they way you would yourself - just think of me as your very own Mrs. Dog-fire.
Note: I also love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting. I am happy to stay in your home or visit your kitty (ies) while you are away.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Barbara C.

14 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 27, 2016


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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
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14 Reviews
Our puppy Peter had stayed with Barbara and her daughters once before. When I went to drop him off, he literally leaped out of his carrier, started licking one of her daughters and was so excited!!

We know he loves it here and he will definitely be staying with them again!
Our puppy Peter absolutely LOVED staying with Barbara and her daughters. We received daily "pupate" pictures he had a blast. Barbara and her daughters were so helpful and you can tell how much they love dogs.

He will definitely be staying here again when we have to go out of town!
Got to see the pack at the dog park and my Onyx was so happy to see Lexi the daughter. It was awesome to see Onyx hanging with buds and I know he would he having a blast ! Thanks Barbara and the daughters. Onyx and I truly appreciate what you do these fur babies.
Easy drop off and pick up. My dog came home healthy and clean ! Received daily photos of happy kiddo ! More stays to come !
Barbara and her daughters were great!! We received daily updates and pictures which made my husband and me feel connected to our Penny while we were awayl! We didn't want Penny to be in a kennel/cage setting and Barbara's home was the perfect place. In fact, we received a picture of Penny sleeping in bed with one of her daughters -just like she was at home! Barbara was also so thoughtful and kind; she even wrote us a note thanking us for allowing her to care for Penny - how sweet!!! Penny had a great time and we'll definitely choose Barbara again.
Barbara was a pleasure from the beginning. At our first meeting she was very thorough and comfortable and clearly adored by all the dogs. She sent us pictures of our dog every day with little thoughtful updates and gave us a wonderful report. We will absolutely be using her again in the future!
This was Avis's fourth stay at Barbara's. His tail started wagging as soon as he realized where he was and he ran right in her house without a backward glance at us. So different from the first time after we had recently rescued him and he was scared of any new environment. Clearly, he has learned her house is "safe" and was very happy to be there again! As always, we enjoyed getting the daily pictures and updates of his activities. We can tell he really loves Barbara and her daughters and gets a lot of love and attention from them. We wouldn't think of having him stay anywhere else when we are away!
Barbara was totally pawsome! She took such great care of my pom. Initially I was a little concerned that her own dogs were so big and my little girl is shy anyway. On the meet-and-greet I could tell her dogs were kind hearted big guys. Through the week I got pictures, many each day and I could tell the dogs were becoming friends. One day my dog got up, leaving her own nap space and walked into one of Barbara's dogs pen and took a nap... with the big dog in the pen! She has never done this with any dog before. I will definitely use and recommend Barbara to anyone who has a great dog who could use a vacation.
It was like leaving the dog with family.
Barbara was great! My go to for Princeton's care while I'm away. I 'Googled' another company and they came for a visit and Princeton was very stressed with the person; upon their suggestion on trying a female, I contacted Barbara on DogVacay. Minutes after meeting her and her furry companions Princeton was relaxed. She truly won him over and by the end of our meet and greet she was holding him! I enjoyed the daily pics of him having a fab time on his DogVacay...thanks Barbara for making his vacation as great as mine!
Barbara and her family are wonderful! From the first meet n greet till pick up we felt very assured our Golden Sage was in good hands!We even got a picture texted to us while away with our dog holding a sign wishing us a Happy Anniversary quite cute!
Sage will be a regular with Barbara when we travel!
Maggie Bob And Sage
Avis had another wonderful time at Barbara's being spoiled rotten by her and her daughters! His second time there he clearly remembered them and was very happy to be there. We love the daily updates and pictures. We know he is getting a lot of attention and love and don't worry about him.
So grateful Barb was able to take my dog on such short notice. She is great, very professional & accommodating to my dogs needs. I really appreciate that she took him to the dog park daily. Hope to board with her again!
This was my first time using a Pet Sitter for my dog and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Barbara sent daily updates along with photos of all the fun my dog, Morgan, was having especially at the dog park. Morgan also claimed her bed time spot for the weekend ... in the bed! It's obvious that Barbara has a lot of love for animals and gives them a lot of love and attention while they are there. And based on Morgan's wagging tail, I'm pretty sure she had as good of a vacation as I did!
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