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April F.

69 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

April's Resident Pets

Lhasa Apso
7 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Horses or other large farm animals

April's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About April

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I currently offer doggy daycare in addition to overnight boarding! I'd be happy to keep your pup entertained while you're away for the day.
We have a nice home in the country, with lots of areas to play. We're located in Seymour Tennessee, conveniently located between Knoxville and Sevierville. Bring your dogs either overnight or just for the day while you enjoy the local sights. Our home has tile and wood floors. We have a doggie door with a fenced area for the dogs to run and play and a doggie pool for hot summer days. We take lots of walks!Your dog will be treated like family here, and will go home exercised, rested, and happy.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

April F.

69 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At April's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At April's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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69 Reviews
April is awesome! She helped me out a lot by watching my dog and my sisters overnight. She sent updates and photos ❤️
April and Paul were outstanding caregivers for our dog which cannot travel without meds which I refuse to do. They treated our dog like it was their own and I think he had a better Vacay than us. April was very flexible as far as drop off and pick up times which was huge to us after traveling 1800 miles over the holidays. We received updates and pictures daily. Highly recommend!!!!!
Just like leaving your pup with a trusted neighbor or family member. Very laid back and accommodating, her operating hours were super convenient, and the location was easy to find. She accepted us last minute. My dog had never stayed in day care so his behavior was not the best, but she was very nice about it. We are so thankful that we found Country Comfort on Dog Vacay!
What a great experience! Our dog stayed for 2 nights and she loved it. There was nice fenced in yard for Pepper to run around in and April sent us great update photos. I wasn't sure our dog would want to leave. I highly recommend April for your dog's next DogVacay!
April was awesome! She took good care of my babies and she sent me pics throughput their vacay. I know my 2 babies had a blast! I will definitely book again with April'
Thank you, April, for caring for and loving on Sassy, our 13 yr old beagle. With her limited sight and hearing and need for frequent urination issues, we feel you accommodated her well. She was obviously content to be there with you and happy and healthy when we picked her up after a week. As it was her first time to be away with a sitter, the photos you sent made us feel connected and reassured while we were away. She loved your home and yard!!
Bailey and Jamboree has a good Labor Day vacation. pick them up Tuesday morning and they did not want to leave. They must be spoiled over the weekend. I will pass your business around. Thank you for taking good care of our dogs. Jim
Our cockapoo Max is just a pup and still very anxious about being away from us (we are just as anxious) but April was very accommodating and treated him like her own. The pics updating his stay made us feel so much better about being away from him. Thank you April! We will use her again.
As always, Lizzie had a wonderful time at April's house. She was well entertained. I received daily updates. Lizzie was always happy.
April took good car of both my dogs. they had a really good time with her and enjoyed playing with the other dogs. I would use her services again.
April was great! We used her while we were gine fir the weekend. She took our reservation with only a few days notice and was very responsive any time I contacted her, especially when I needed her for an extra day! Hank had a wonderful time and loved little Tucker. She even forgave hank for peeing on her deck when he decided to forego the rain! We received lots of updates and photis. I highly recommend April for any of your dog sitting needs! You can rest assured your furchild will be well cared for while you are gone. Hank can't wait to go back an get special belly rubs from Miss April!
April was great! She helped us last minute with watching our energetic puppy who was exhausted when we picked her up! We will definitely be back and absolutely recommend her.
April took amazing care of my Buster when I needed someone last minute!
My family arrived to our vacation spot only to find out that pets were not allowed. We found April through DogVacay and she was quick to take our little Shih Tzu on short notice. April sent us several pictures of Bama to keep us connected. Thanks again April!
My dogs were happy and exhausted! Will definitely use April again!
This review is overdue, but April was a fantastic host to our sweet pup. We were visiting from out of town and needed a last minute sitter while on our vacation. I was completely unfamiliar with the area and very nervous about leaving our sweet pep, who is spoiled and only seen love. April was a blessing! She was kind, understanding and sent many picture updates (including taking him along on their errands) to put our minds at ease. We even decided to book a second night. Thanks for making our getaway a great experience April.
Could not have asked for a better first impression of this service. There's a reason April's other reviews are all great. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a sitter in her area. She was available for us to drop off our dog even though we arrived later than we initially told her. She sent regular updates and pics of our dog. Again, if you need someone to look after your dog(or whatever other pet she'll care for), don't hesitate to use April. Thank you April.
April was great! Awesome place with a fenced in yard and another cute pup to play with. She sent pictures and video updates daily. Chanel will definitely be back!
April was great hosting Petey. She kept me updating with what Petey was doing, Petey absolutely loved her yard, and she was great with my pup and in welcoming him. She even handled an incident with Petey very well. When I got there to pick him up, he was completely unfazed by my presence because he was so happy there. I definitely recommend!!!
April was wonderful! Our Maggie loved her and she was sending us constant pics and updates on how Maggie was doing. We are about to see if she is available for Maggie to stay with again here in a couple of months :)
april worked with me on short notice, she was great. she also sent pics of my dog to me...he looked very content at her place. would recommend her to anyone
April helped us be able to go away at the last minute for Thanksgiving by taking care of our 75 lb puppy. The photos and comments April sent daily showed us how much fun he was having. We were so pleased and relieved. She took him for walks on country trails and then had to clean him up! He cuddled up on the bed with her little dog and had a great time. Thank you soooo much.
April was great. Wilbur and Orville were so well cared for we were able to relax and enjoy time with family. April even sent pictures of our babies playing with the other dogs. This was so much better than boarding them in tiny cages at some overcrowded kennel.
This was just a quick overnight stay for Jäger, but I appreciate April's flexibility and willingness to accommodate. Her and her husband are great with Jäger and I love that he gets to run around and play with Happy.
This was Jäger's second stay with April. I enjoy getting the pictures that she sends and the updates. I know Jäger is having a great time and I don't have to worry (as much) while I have to be out of town.
April and her husband were great with Jäger! I have been looking for something like DogVacay for quite sometime and I am glad that I stumbled upon it. I was very happy with my first experience and will definitely use her again!
This was our second stay with April and things went great. Lots of photo updates which are appreciated. We will definitely use her the next time we're in the Sevierville area.
April helped me out tremendously when a previous sitter cancelled two days prior to the drop off day. April was very accommodating. She allowed my spoiled hound to sleep in HER bed. My dog doesn't do this at home! My dog loved playing with the other dogs and came home happy and tired.
April kept me informed about my dog and sent photos daily.
We don't travel much and it made our trip more enjoyable knowing out furry child was well cared for and loved. Thank you, April!!!
Duchess had a great time at April's. April was very accommodating. When Duchess had some issues with a 7 month old pup, April was right there to resolve. In addition to her own dog, Tucker, April was watching a coon hound who became Duchess's best friend. We will use April again !
My first time using Dog Vacay and I was really happy. April was great and her house has a large space for the dogs to hang outside. She sent some pictures of the pups playing on occasion which was nice. I felt much more comfortable leaving my dog with her instead of at a kennel. I recommend using April if you are in the Knoxville area!
April was absolutely wonderful with our furry baby. We loved getting updates on how he was doing while we were away including photos. She treated him like he was her dog. We highly recommend April to anyone needing someone to take care of your fur babies. Thank you April!!!!! We will definitely be using you for future needs.
April and Paul were wonderful! Our reservation was a last minute deal and they were very accommodating during the entire week! The updates and picture all throughout the week were plentiful and our two daughters eagerly awaited them each day. April and Paul have a very nice area for dogs and plenty of country walking room. I'm sure Roxie felt right at home. We are very picky about where our dog stays and we can't say enough about April and Paul! A great experience!!
April has moved out of state. We miss her, her husband, Paul and their pet, Tucker.
We couldn't have asked for a better experience. This was the first time we've boarded our 7 mo old Morkie, Cali. April was so pleasant and we left feeling confident that she was in good hands. Their nice home and yard had been set up well to take good care of pets. When we returned to pick her up, Cali had obviously had a good and busy day. She slept better that night than in a long time. It is obvious that they love animals. She was very careful to listen to any concerns we had and addressed each. We definitely would use her again when in the area.
I just picked my dog up from a 3 night stay and he was both happy and healthy! My dog is still in the puppy years (1.5 years old) so he can be a handful at times, but she handled him with ease and treated him like he was her own (her dog is adorable and extremely friendly btw). I can tell that she took excellent care of him. Overall, my dog had a wonderful time at April's and I would highly recommend her!
April was amazing! I typically have stress over leaving my 1 year old Davy anywhere because he is a more emotional dog, but April continued to make me feel comfortable the entire time I was away. She sent pictures and kept me updated on their adventures to Cades Cove and all over her property. He was worn out and happy when I picked him up on Sunday! I will definitely be using her again!
April was wonderful! I wanted to keep our dog at a "regular kennel" just bc leaving her at a stranger's home made me nervous, but we decided on going with April after reading her reviews and seeing pictures of her place. I'm so glad we did! Right from the moment we met her, my gut instinct trusted her. She clearly loves animals. Our dog spent so much time outside, playing with the other dog she was sitting...she was exhausted when we picked her up. ..and she didn't seem very excited to leave! April sent us many pictures each day with messages which eased my mind as well. Thank you, April. We highly recommend her instead of taking your dog to concrete floored kennels with less personal interactions.
LOVE THIS COUPLE! Sorry you had to move away! We will miss you though! Beemer says "HI" to you guys and Tucker!! TAKE CARE!
Our dog, Carson, stayed with April for a weekend in early December 2014. He had a very relaxed and enjoyable stay with her. Prior years he had stayed in a kennel and when we picked him up we knew he hadn't had a relaxed visit. However, when we picked him up from April we knew instantly he had been taken great care of and he was much happier and comfortable staying with her. Happy dogs make happy dog owners. I'm just sorry she isn't in our area anymore. Thank you very much April.
I have been having April watch my dogs for almost 2 years now and will continue to use her and Paul as long as I have pups. She is gifted with animals and I feel so blessed to have found them!
Very nice country home. Safe area fenced in for the animals play time. April was very nice. We will take our Lady back there.
Once again! A great time for our Beemer!! Thank you April & family!! Beemer loves you guys!!
We loved having April and family watch our "fur Baby" Beemer! April was amazing and she had a beautiful place to watch our Beemer!! Fenced in area, just outside her front door, front porch was fully gated too and her little dog, Tucker was adorable! We will most certainly take Beemer there again! Thank you April & family!!
April was tremendous this was my first time having someone watch my Benny . She made me feel so secure. She keep me informed on how he was doing . Benny had such a great time!!! She showed him so much love. Anyone that uses April should know she is the best!!!!!!! I would definitely recommend her if you want the best for your dog and feel secure. I would absolutely call her again. Thanks April for your great care for Benny.
My Yorkie Maggie recently spent her second vacation in just under six months at April and Paul's. It's evident by the way they talk about Maggie and interact with her, that they love taking care of her. April was always available for an update on how Maggie was doing. Maggie likes to try to be the alpha dog but April handled her behavior beautifully. Both April and Paul are very flexible with drop off and pick up times and locations which is much appreciated! Thanks again for the great care of Maggie. We will see you again.
April is always wonderful with my pups! They love her and Paul and sweet Tucker too. 100% perfect stay.!
I was more than happy with this experience! I worried a little that my dog wouldn't want to come home after all of the attention he received. It was a pleasant suprise to get pictures and updates on how he was doing. It was just over and beyond my expectations. Thank you!
Lily was treated like a Queen as usual and was very happy to see April when we arrived.
Having the freedom they give the dogs makes it just like being at home.
Never have any worries about her and really enjoy all the photos that we receive when she is with them.
Once again, we were relaxed leaving Gibby with April and Paul. Their home is his second home. He is happy with them and their little Tucker. We truly appreciate the pics April posts for us of Gibby.

I highly recommend Country Comfort to my friends who need a comfortable, happy, warm home-away-from-home for their puppies. I even tell total strangers about them.

Can't say enough good about April, Paul, and of course, Tucker. Thank you!!!
April and Paul were awesome. We got regular updates and Sassy was definitely spoiled rotten. It was a great relief to know that she was in good hands while we had to be away.
I know this is late! But I have to put in a positive word for this wonderful lady April so everyone on dogvacay can know what an amazing pet sitter she is!
I left Sparky with April for four days. It was my first time leaving Sparky with anyone. I was scared and hesitant to leave him as I was gone on vacation since he is ten and just recently had his cataracts surgery and is on eyedrops three times a day. April and her husband were great! While I was gone, she send me pictures of Sparky everyday and gave us updates every few hours or whenever she can. He seemed really happy and got along with her dog Tucker. They became good friends!! Sparky went on alot of walks a day!! Also, she put his eyedrops as well! She sure spoiled him :). I was happy to see him happy. Plus getting updated information on Sparky made me feel very comfortable!! I would highly recommend April to anyone who is looking for a pet sitter! She is awesome, sweet and friendly and would keep your pet as if it was her own. :)
Well, my Yorkie Maggie just returned from a 13 day vacation at April's and she was very pleased with her stay.
Both April and her husband were extremely accommodating. Initially, their home was farther than I was willing to drive. They graciously offered to meet me halfway between their home and mine not only for the "meet and greet" but also for the pick up and drop off. From the first meeting, I could tell they were both easy going, friendly and eager to care for Maggie. April posted lots of photos of Maggie which were emailed to me. I had complete confidence that Maggie would be well cared for which was a relief. It helped make my vacation worry free about her care. I would not hesitate to make another reservation in the future. Thanks again to you both!
April and her family were fantastic. For anyone who may have concerns about leaving their pet with a stranger while being away, I highly recommend they contact April. Our dog (Betty) was well cared for and probably a bit spoiled while my wife and I were gone for two weeks.
We just loved April and her husband from the first meet and greet! They are so warm and friendly! Our dogs just loved them from the beginning. I had no apprehension about leaving my dogs in their care for 10 days. They were well taken care of and loved it at April's home! I was very happy to receive numerous pictures and daily updates on the dogs behavior and how their vacation was going. They had a great time and we will be utilizing April again in the future! Thank you so much for being such wonderful friends to our babies!!
Lilys stay with April and Paul was more than we could have ever expected. She was treated like their own and was very happy with them and their dog, Tucker. They will be our home away from home for Lily whenever the need arises. She came home happy and very well cared for.
April and Paul were fantastic with my dogs. They are perfect when I go away for the weekends. I am so fortunate to have found them and will continue using them as long as I need to. They love the dogs as if they were their own. Long walks are always a pleasure for the dogs!
Always very happy with April and Paul. They are great with my pups. 100% satisfied!
My dogs love April, she is very attentive and truly cares about the dogs she takes care of. I am so fortunate that she watches them.....One of my dogs is diabetic and requires shots every 12 hours, she gave the shots and was really comfortable about doing so.
Once again, we were so very pleased and relaxed with leaving Gibby with April and Paul. They love our little pooch and it is obvious to us. Gibby was happy when we arrived to pick him up. He and Tucker, the pooch who lives there, seem to be buddies. April and Paul take Gibby and Tucker for daily walks. He is well fed while he is there. Gibby certainly is comfortable and happy with April, Paul and Tucker. We will continue to let Gibby go "on 'vacay'" with the Finkbiener's when we are unable to take him with us. We are blessed to have found this dear couple and their little pooch.
Overall, this was such an amazing experience! It was everything I hoped for and more. April and her family were so sweet to me and my dog, Brandy. She sent me text and picture updates every day to let me know Brandy was doing and what they were up to. It was easy to tell that April is an animal lover and I felt at ease the whole week we were gone, knowing that Brandy was in her care. I will definitely be going back to her in the future and will be sure to recommend her to others!
I am so sorry that this review didn't get done. I tho't for sure I had sent it in.
Our Gibby and April and Paul's Tucker became good friends while Gibby visited with the three of them. Tucker even tried to teach Gibby how to use his doggie door to go outside. So cute together.
April and Paul treated Gibby just as if he was their own. My husband and I felt completely comfortable leaving Gibby with them while we went on our anniversary trip.
I would highly recommend April, Paul and Tucker to anyone as the best home to leave their pet with.
In fact, I am about to request another stay with them between Christmas and New Year.
Thank you so much April and are the best! Ruth and Roger Fortier
Exceptional care!! My little dog went blind a few days before taking him to April's house, she did not hesitate to watch him. She was so kind and sweet with him and very understanding. She is just awesome and Paul is wonderful too!!!
April was just awesome with my dogs again. They love her and her husband and of course their little dog Tucker. I will keep going back when I need weekend dog sitters...they are loved and well taken care of over April's house!
Don't have enough good things to say about April! My dog Thor was much more difficult than I expected him to be but she went WAY out of her way to keep him happy. For example, when he was unable to stay in the house because of nervousness and messing in the house, she stay WITH him in the barn at night! She took a ton of pictures and kept me updated on his status several times a day. I can't recommend her highly enough. This was far beyond what I was expecting from this. Thank you so much April!
Always PERFECT...100% Happy!!!
Again, my experience with April watching Rueger and Roxie was fantastic. 3rd time watching my pups and it won't be the last!! She is great!! Very understanding and helpful too.
This is the second time I have used DogVacay and am 100% satisfied. April really loves the dogs. She takes care of the dogs as if they were her own. She opens her heart and home and makes the dogs feel like they belong. The are always happy when I pick them up and they love her dog Tucker too. They all get along very well.
I picked up my dogs this afternoon and they were happy and I could tell they loved being at April's house. April is just awesome!! She sent me photos throughout their stay and did not get upset when I called every hour. She actually encouraged me to call her whenever I wanted. This is the first time my dogs have ever stayed away from home with someone that wasn't a close friend or family. April's dog, Tucker, is so cute and got along GREAT with my dogs. April's heart is big enough for all the dogs and she treated them as if they were her own. I was so nervous about leaving the dogs at April's house, she really understood and was so patient and kind. I now have peace of mind knowing that when I bring them over to her house to watch them they will be loved and cared for. She also brought them for several walks, which I know my dogs loved! Thank you April for being such a sweet caregiver to my dogs!
April was fantastic. She had our dog Lucky for almost two weeks. Lucky came back calm and relaxed. We know from the pictures April sent that Lucky had lots of walks and country adventures.
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