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Judy M.

11 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Judy's Resident Pets

Kiwi
Dachshund
Male
14 yr 4 mo old
Eddy
Maltese
Male
7 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Horses or other large farm animals

Judy's House

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

About Judy

60 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a canine behaviorist with an overwhelming love and respect for all animals. My never-punishment training concepts are in my book. I help people and their dogs all over the world with those concepts. I've cared for animals, my own and those of friends and students, for over 50 years. I built my current house with dogs foremost in mind. There are no “dead-ends” where a dog can be cornered. Many feet of window seating give a lift to small dogs, and any size dog can also see out of the doors which are all full light. A state-of-the-art dog door gives free access to the outdoors.

I have a 10-acre horse and rescued donkey ranch at the end of a gravel road with a half-mile path around the pasture for dog walks. For outside play space there is a sod fenced yard separate from the "big guys" but close to them for interest and bordered by wild area with high grass for hiding and exploring. Inside is room for chasing toys and wrestling with others. I am self-employed and with the animals throughout the days and nights except when I have to be doing outside chores or going to a meeting. When I'm outside, dogs can be outside watching me from their yard or inside watching me through the windows. If your dog likes to hike, that's great as I do, too, and mountain trailheads are 10 minutes away!

I think of dogs' time here as a camp experience. I want the dogs to love camp here so much they wish they didn't have to go home! I love all breeds, sizes and ages equally, but aggression would not work here at camp. As a behaviorist, I can certainly help (and have helped) such dogs overcome their fear-based issues (it's always fear-based) so that one day they can come to camp. I welcome even the old, infirm, and physical special-needs, but they either need to be mentally stable, or I need to help them become so in order for them to come to camp. Don't hesitate to discuss with me possibilities here for short-term specialized temporary care. It's possible I can accommodate that need at certain times. I am a person, and not a computer, so please know that everything indicated on this form is open for discussion.
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Leash Pulling

Judy M.

11 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Judy'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
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Judy's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$50 /hour
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11 Reviews
Judy was great with Dooley. Our dog had a great time there. Definitely was a little vacation for Dooley. She was well cared for.
My dog gets very nervous when left, but Judy did a great job with him and helped him feel comfortable. He loved being able to get in and out with the dog door and even ate while he was there, which he almost never does when in a strange place. He the dog door and even ate while he was there, which he almost never does when in a strange place. He will be going back to stay with his new "Aunt Judy" again!
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Judy is marvelous! She was very concerned about our dog and ensured that she had all the pertinent information about him. Her house is very dog-friendly, including easy access to a doggy door. There is plenty of room for any critter to roam dog-friendly, including easy access to a doggy door. There is plenty of room for any critter to roam around and explore the outdoors. Judy has an obvious love for dogs and cares about their development. She kept us informed about our dog's activities and behaviors and even sent us pictures during his stay. I will definitely engage her again and would highly recommend her to anyone else!
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