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Barbara N.

35 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Barbara's Resident Pets

Freckles
Australian Shepherd
Female
7 yr 11 mo old
Nikki
Siberian Husky
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Bella
Mixed
Female
5 yr 11 mo old

Barbara's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Barbara

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have owned dogs for over 40 years. Have been pet sitting over 15 years. I have 5 acres of woods, securely fenced in for dogs safety. I have 3 fenced compounds on grass, not concrete, where dogs can play and stay if they need time alone from other dogs. House dogs are allowed in my home, as they are allowed in yours, subject to any rules you may have regarding furniture and beds. Welcome to sleep in my bed if that is what they are allowed to do in your home. Crated only if needed when required by owner. I accept dogs of all breeds and sizes, young to aging seniors, also dogs with special needs. I have kept many breeds from Chihuahua to Great Dane, and Bull-mastiff. Have also kept many 'Heinz 57' mix-breeds. I offer multiple dog discounts. Have a long list of satisfied clients, many whose pets have stayed with me on more than one occasion. Your pet will be cared for with love and attention, just as I treat my own. Most people find that their pets are much happier in a home environment versus in a concrete floor kennel. Most kennel employees leave around 7 p.m. and do not come back to the kennel until around 7 a.m. So your pet is left unattended for maybe 12 hours during the night. I am here with your pet all night long, so they are not alone. Lots more to offer, contact me for details.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Barbara N.

35 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbara's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Barbara's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
35 Reviews
Mrs. Barbara took great care to love my girl, treat her as her own, properly feed and administer medicine. I received regular updates with photos and new my baby was being well loved and cared for. Mrs. Barbara exceeded my expectations and helped this new puppy mommy to feel 100% confident in the decision to board overnight. Shelby had so much fun with Mrs. Barbara and the other doggies that she was worn out and slept the entire 90 minute drive home and only woke up to get out of the vehicle and into the bed. Thank you, Mrs. Barbara and Dogvacay for an exceptional experience!!!
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Mrs. Barbara is AAAMAZING!! My Reign and Guadge loved their stay. Mrs. Barbara sent lots of pics and kindly put up w me callin and textin to check on them!
Barbara was wonderful, and her property was a doggy haven. I would use her services again.
Barbara is wonderful to deal with and midnight came home happy and tired. She was very accommodating and will most definitely be using her services again. Just love knowing that midnight is in good hands with her.
Barbara was great, I am always very nervous to leave my furbabies somewhere new, but Barbara did a good job of making me feel reassured! I had lot's of questions and Barbara took the time to answer them all. Arriving at Barbara's she showed us around and where the dogs would be. Barbara was super responsive to all my inquiries and texts which I really appreciated! When we picked up our babies after their night away they were worn out and slept for the rest of the day! We will definitely use Barbara services again!
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We were very pleased with barb.....Oji had a good time running with the other dogs and playing....we would recommend barb as a vacay stay for your dog....thanks...the whitneys.....
Barbara is a very sweet lady! At our first meet and greet, she made my Charlie and I feel right at home. Charlie spent a wonderful 5 days roaming her HUGE property that had lots of clean water buckets all around. While inside, Charlie was free to walk around the house and sleep on the furniture with the other dogs. I received a few pictures while we were away to help with MY separation anxiety. We are very pleased with the service that Barbara provided:)
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Barbara and George did a great job with Sonny! Sonny is a dog that needs room to run and not be restricted to a small area and they provide this feature. Lots of interesting sniffs around the fenced in property that would provide any dog with fun filled days.
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Barbra and George were great! They took the time to get to know my (pup) Cooper making him feel right at home. Barbra has my business from this point forward. It sure is great having them so close. Craig Connor
BARBARA AND GEORGE WERE ASSUME! I was concerned with leaving Rocky with anyone as he is a rescue dog and we have only had him for 3 months or so. I was weary about him being with other dogs cause I did not know how he would respond. BARBARA sent me a picture the following day with Rocky and her dog sitting calmlytogether. I was so happy that he was doing well so I could enjoy my vacation. And on the plus size she has a huge fenced in yard so I didn't have to worry about any one walking him on a leash or him getting free and running into traffic. Great job
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Barbara was great with my 2 dogs. Her yard is huge and completely fenced so they got lots of playtime and exercise. I have left my dogs with her twice and would use her service again.
Very nice, Joey must have had a great time exploring the property. He slept very well that night.
I was so happy to find Barbara. Her large property is a big playground for our dog. He could come in and go out as he pleased. Barbara spoiled him as much as I do, even sleeping in her bedroom. I know Octane looks forward to his next visit.
Highly recommended!! We arrived with our three dogs who immediately took advantage of the HUGE fenced in area. They ran and explored while we talked with the host, Barbara. She was delightful! We have not used this service before and were immediately put at ease with Barbara's welcome. She is sincere and clearly cares for the dogs. She has created a wonderful environment for a variety of owners' needs. Once we took care of introductions and business, our pets were secured in a good sized enclosure with everything our pets needed. Dogs have an innate since about people's character, they loved Barbara! We will bring our pets back when we need a secure, loving place for them to stay. Thanks again Barbara!!
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My girls and I were so excited to find Barbara (& George) under last minute circumstances and that was bonus #1. The meet n greet scheduled 1st day of boarding and it was obvious that I was the only anxious one there. Barbara assured me that as soon as I'd left, the girls would acclimate in no time..well, the following morning she shot me a text with my Precious. (;-) not so) receiving some lovin from George and No words could express the peace I felt. I believe her photo gallery speaks volumes..as I sense contentment amongst all the fur angels. Big bonus for moi..Barb and George are a stones throw away. My sincere appreciation for peace of mind
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Otto loved his stay, perfect for the young dog to explore outside.
My dog, Scruffy, was very excited when we pulled up to Barbara's house, so I know he had a positive experience there before. It is great to have a pet sitter you know is very caring! Barbara went out of her way to accommodate my schedule for the pick-up time. I know Scruffy is in good hands when she watches him!
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Scruffy stayed with Barbara for the first time and I couldn't be happier with his care. Barbara sent me pictures and updates while I was away. Scruffy loved her! I will definitely be using her services when needed in the future.
As a repeat client, I was once again very happy with the love and care my two pups received from Barbara and George. It's a great time for them as they can run, and do run, all over the fenced in 5 acres with their new friends that may also be staying with Barbara and George. I receive photos of them each day while they are staying there showing that they are very happy and well taken care of. I would highly recommend Barbara and George.
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Bogey seemed to enjoy his time with Barbara and "the gang"! Always know he's been well exercised as he slept the whole way home!
Barbara was a great dog vacation for our pups! Warm responsive, large yard. Everything was perfect.
Barbara was awesome! After our meet and greet, we felt very comfortable leaving our two dogs with she and George. They have five acres of land, all secured for lots and lots of playtime. Our dogs had a wonderful time. We will definitely be returning.
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Barbara is great..and our Dog Winston is not the easiest dog to keep. He is very frightened of thunderstorms and we forgot to tell her... There was a big storm the first night and she handled it great!! Leave your dog with Barbara and go off and have fun., your dog will be just fine!!
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Friendly and inviting place for pets. I will defiantly use again.
As always Jake had a great day with Bella and Freckles at Barb's home. Lots of places to run around. He was completely exhausted when I picked him up. Jake is a 2-year-old lab with more energy than I can contain with no yard for him to run around all day. He freaks out a bit on the way there since it is almost 40 minutes away but once we turn onto Barb's street he is ready to jump out of the car and run. We will be back again real soon.
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Sandy had a great time and our son was very comfortable leaving her there when most times he is not at ease with it. Reservation was easy and will utilize Barbara again! Thank you for the pics too!!!
Our experience with Barbara N was very good. Her facilities were great and she treated our dogs and us like we had been friends for years. She had to treat one of our dogs with medications twice daily and all was good.She kept us updated with texts and pictures

I would very much recommend her to anyone who is looking to board their dogs. I give her an A+ rating!!!!
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I had always kenneled my dogs when I went away. My female passed away 2 months ago and I knew my boy ( her little brother )would not do well all alone in a kennel. Barbara and George kept him this time and I wish I had known them years ago. I got updates and pictures and never worried about my dog. He is a 12 lb. poodle and they loved him like their own. He even slept with them every night !
When I went to pick him up he was happy and healthy. He really enjoyed being able to run free in their fenced yard. I will definitely bring him back next time I travel and I highly recommend Barbara to anyone in need of dog care. Barbara is wonderful and really understands dogs. My boy got special care and love and yours will,too.
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Jake had a doggone great day at Barbara's on Saturday. He had plenty of pals to run around with all day and came home exhausted. He is still relaxed today. I will definitely be dropping him off at Barb's to run around on her 5 acres with all her furry friends.
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Other than being about a half hour from my home, I am completely thrilled. Jake needed a day to amuse himself as we were working around the house and I knew we would be tired afterwards. Having a place for him to run around all day would wear him out as well making the evening quite for all parties. There were plenty of dogs and tons of acreage for Jake to keep busy all day long. We will definitely be back.
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Barbara and her husband were great dog care providers for us. Her property is ideal for providing services and easy to get to. She obviously has a love for animals! I will most certainly hope she is available in the future when I need sitting services. She is extremely conscientious of those left in her care.
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Lilly had a good time at Barbara's. She is now an only dog. She spent the night with Barbara to socialize her with other dogs. Lilly is a handful at times but she was relaxed when I picked her up. While glad to go home, she smiled at Barbara when we left.
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Tapper and Darth had another great time at their own personal doggie park aka Critter Care. Since they had already been there before it was old home week to them. Barbara took great care of them, especially our oldie but goodie black lab, Tapper. He has a lot of health problems and Barbara is so good with him and spoils him rotten. He takes a lot of pills which can be a challenge but she manages to get them all down him. We will definitely being using Critter Care the next time we have to leave the pups behind!
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Our 3 dogs were happy campers. They thought they were at the dog park for an overnight! Barbara is great and very accommodating. We were very comfortable in leaving our dogs with her. She has lots of experience with and is very knowledgeable about them. Two of our "pups" are elderly (13 and 14) so won't leave them with just anyone. Will try for an extra night or two next time since this overnight went so well.
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Lilly had a good stay with Barbara at Critter Care. She was well taken care of. Lilly is not eating well because we recently lost her companion and pet friend, Barron. Barbara went out of her way to give Lilly options and tried everything to get her to eat. When Lilly decided there was a place in the family room that she liked better, Barbara moved her bed to that area. Barbara was an excellent host and I felt less guilty about leaving Lilly when I went out of town.

Thank you Barbara. You get a 5 Pawsome!!!
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