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Darragh V.

26 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 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 Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Darragh's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
12 yr 7 mo old

Darragh's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Darragh

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi. My name is Dara, and I with my husband Rick have loved dogs all of our lives. Currently we have in our country home a Bischon, Snowball, that loves to play with other dogs that we board. We have no kids so we welcome pets of all backgrounds, though we do prefer small sized pets that are well-behaved, potty-trained and kind and loving (no high-energy dogs please). Boarding dogs is all that I do so I can fully devote myself to the care and fulfillment of your precious companion. I also limit the number of dogs that I take in at any one time so that your pet gets personalized attention.

I am very active and would look forward to walking your dog several times per day or as often as you need. I provide around the clock care, and the comfort and safety of your cherished pet is my top priority.

We have an expansive yard, and in the warmer months my husband and I love to sit on our backyard swing and watch our furry friends explore and play.

Be sure to bring your pet's favorite food and toys; Snowball has his favorite tug of war toy; it is so fun to watch him play with his new-found friends.

Please ensure that your pet is up to date on its vaccinations. I am able to administer oral medications and flea/tick preventatives for those longer stays. I am also a registered nurse that understands the benefits of healthy living.

I am looking forward so much to your pet's stay!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Darragh V.

26 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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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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Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Darragh's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Darragh's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
26 Reviews
Darragh and Rick were great with Emma! They made us feel so comfortable leaving her. They seemed to really be dog lovers and were genuinely happy to have Emma. We would definitely book again!
Our two pups loved staying with Darragh over Thanksgiving. They got all the love they are used to at home. Highly recommend!
Darragh and Rick were great with Leo.
As always Darragh and Rick have taken especially good care of my Jasper. Such a comfort in knowing that while we are off having a fun relaxing vacation, so is Jasper:) They did a great job following all the instructions I gave them on feeding and caring for Jasper... especially since I left quite a few this time with his feeding and walking schedule. Thanks again for another successful experience. I love that it seems like there's been no change in his routine when he returns home. It's his home away from home! Thanks again!
After 11 stays with DogVacay using 5 hosts, this is the first one that will not take Comet back. They didn't seem to listen to instructions and did not write anything down. I feel bad that Comet messed their rug, but putting him in the basement for the night was not a good way to handle it. They communicated a lot, but mainly to tell us things were not going well. We had trouble reaching them by cell, had to go through email. We picked him up early. He came home as scared as we have ever seen him, making panic noises. Fortunately he recovered in about a day. Darragh did not come to the door when we picked up! Rick said she was having other problems. Maybe that was part of the reason things went so poorly..Also, they lost one of his Disney bowls that we have had for 10 years.
This was the first time we left our dogs for 8 days and we were nervous! Darragh and Rick put our minds at ease! They were warm and welcoming and gave our dogs lots of attention! We were sent lots of pictures of our dogs relaxing, playing and going on their walks. We will certainly use Darragh again!
Darragh and Snowball welcomed Wilson into their home. Wilson enjoyed his visit. He was well taken care of and very comfortable in Darragh's home. This was his first overnight visit with We are looking forward to using this service in the future. Thank you!
Darragh was able to accommodate our last minute reservation and provided Rocco with lots of love and attention. Maria Z West Chester
My husband and I were going away for the weekend for our anniversary and made plans at the last minute. Darragh is always very accommodating. She took our dog Bo so we didn't have to worry about him and I knew he was getting lots of love and attention!

Wendy- West Chester, PA
This was Bo's second stay with Darragh and Rick and we just love them! We can relax on our vacation because we know he is getting tons of attention and love! We look forward to the daily pictures she sends. Darragh and Rick are great hosts and we will be back again next year!

Wendy B.
West Chester, PA
Another successful vacation with Darragh and Rick for Jasper. This time Jasper stayed two weeks, the longest he's ever been away. And he was in doggie heaven! Not only did Darragh and Rick do a great job of feeding and walking Jasper but I could tell he received lots of love and TLC. What a relief not to have to worry about him when we are away!
Darragh seems to be a real dog person. She spent a lot of time asking questions and learning about our dog before his stay at her house. She sent pictures and updates daily so we always felt that he was safe and cared for at her home. There was a mishap where a mower rode over and ruined our dog's lead, and Darragh was kind enough to replace it (at no cost to us) and have a new one waiting for us when we came to pick up our dog. It's always hard being away from our Curly, but knowing that he was being treated as part of the family at Darragh's, made the separation easier to handle.
We were very happy with Emma's stay with Darragh. She was very kind and seemed to really enjoy spending time with Emma. She made us feel very comfortable and at ease. We would definitely book here again. She gives personal attention to each dog since she doesn't have too many at once. In our case it was just her dog and Emma. Great experience!
Darragh and Rick provided our dog, Jasper, with a wonderful, warm and calm environment. Darragh was especially attentive to his needs and accommodating. Snowball and Jasper got along well too, even to the point of sharing bedtime arrangements. Truly a vacation for our lil buddy! Thanks so much Darragh, Rick and Snowball! Jasper looks forward to his next visit:)
Dara was a great sitter for our dog, Toby, a toy poodle. He responded to her quickly and she was very patient with him. When we picked him up he was content and calm and was having a great time.
Darragh has watched our dog, Toby, several times over the past few months. She makes it easy to leave him because we know she gives him lots of love and attention. When we have taken Toby to Darragh's, there have been no other boarders there so we know he is getting lots of attention. When we pick him up he is calm, relaxed and happy. We will continue to use Darragh when we go away and highly recommend her to others.
This vacation was the longest we had ever left our dog with anyone, and we missed him dearly.However, we could tell when we returned from our trip that Tucker had a lot of attention.Darragh clearly fell in love with our little man and treated him very well.She has a lovely walking neighborhood and they walked daily. He met the neighbors and kids and since he's a social little guy , it was perfect.Our trip was unexpectedly extended and she happily agreed to keep him longer. She was also wonderful with accomodating our pick up and drop off needs.We are very comfortable leaving him with her again.
Darragh was absolutely amazing host for our dog as we made a visit to Dutch Wonderland. She welcomed our dog with open arms and was accommodating in every way. She kept us updated on how our dog was doing, and her property and neighborhood is perfect for your four legged friend. I highly recommend Darragh if you're in the PA area.
Darragh was attentive and loving towards Sammy. She loved him like her own!
Darragh did a great job helping my dog Chloe deal with some separation anxiety early on in her stay. She was able to calm her and make her feel relaxed and at ease. She sent lots of pictures of a "happy" Chloe enjoying her doggy vacay. It helped me to see that she was in good spirits and doing well.
Darragh was wonderful to deal with. She took great care of our cockapoo, Bo and he really had fun with Snowball. It was such an easy process and the daily emails and pictures made us feel great that Bo was having such a good time. Will definitely use Darragh again!
Penny had a wonderful time with Dara and Rick! It was obvious that she got some exercise and a lot of love during her stay. Dara and Rick were very flexible and accommodating of our schedule. I would definitely bring Penny back over! Thanks again!
This was our first experience with DogVacay and it was wonderful. Darragh was so loving to our lassapoo while we were on vacation. I knew after our Meet and Greet that he would be in good hands. She has a genuine love of dogs and really enjoys what she does. Everyday we looked forward to getting photos from Darragh. It really gave us peace of mind. We would make a reservation with Darragh again!
Darragh and her husband cared for Jack as if he was their own! I was instantly comforted by their quick response regarding the reservation, the kindness and friendly nature when greeted at the door. My 5 year old was so in love with Darragh and her cutie Snowball, she begged me for a sleep over. I received wonderful pictures of Jack's vacation. And, when I went to pick him up he was happy to see me but was relaxed and could have stayed longer! Darragh was very good at knowing what Jack wanted when he asked and learned his barks and 'dog-speak' easily! Without question, I will book with Country Canine Chateau again, and again, and again...
Darragh is so sweet and really loving towards our Fergus! Thank you!!! Definitely recommend her if you're looking for some extra love for your pup!
very thoughtful and easy to work with. great communication. great place to leave your best friend when you go away.
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