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Judy M.

10 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • 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

Judy's Resident Pets

14 yr 3 mo old
7 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Horses or other large farm animals

Judy's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
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 recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Judy M.

10 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 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
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$50 /hour
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10 Reviews
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 will be going back to stay with his new "Aunt Judy" again!
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 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!
Judy is amazing! She has a great set up for dogs at her house with lots of space for them to play. She gave my dog lots of personal attention and sent me detailed messages and pictures each day about how everything was going. Judy seems to enjoy the company of the animals in her care as much as they enjoy being there. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog vacay.
My 2 chihuahuas did a trial sleepover with Judy. She took good care of them, and I am glad to have found a knowledgable, dedicated pet sitter for my little munchkins. Will use her again for further vacations we have planned.
Judy is fantastic with our dogs, punctual and provides great updates while we are gone to keep us informed about how our dogs are doing. Our dogs love Judy! We are happy repeat customer.
Judy was excellent. My pup has some issues to overcome due to being abandoned along side the freeway. He felt at home there. I have never seen him warm up to someone as fast as he did. He almost seemed conflicted when I came to pick him up. He wanted to come home but he kept looking back to Judy. I will use her again!
Our Bernese Mountain dog had a terrific time at Judys while we were away. She was a very happy dog when we returned and had been well taken care of. Judy has a great home and outdoor play area for a large dog. We received emails, photos and daily updates of Ellie which was great. This was Ellie's first time staying away from home but she did wonderful and Judy really made her feel at home. I would not hesitate to take Ellie back to Judy on our next vacation.
Maggee loved her stay with Judy. She is ashy dog and Judy was very patient with her. The house, with concrete floors and window seats, is perfectly set up for dogs. Judy gave Maggee lots of attention and love.
We were so excited to find Judy when looking for pet care on our vacation. Our dog is a senior and requires extra care, and she's shown some signs of separation anxiety when we traveled in the past. From the first consultation, I knew Judy was the perfect person to watch over our dog. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has an obvious love for dogs. By the end of the intro visit, I could tell our dog would feel at home with her. When we returned from vacation, our dog was peaceful and didn't have a lot of the anxious behaviors she has had in the past when we have returned from trips. I couldn't be more thankful. We would highly recommend Judy to any pet owner!
Leaving our dog with Judy was like leaving my kids with grandma - I knew he was going to be well taken care of. Although she was a full hour drive round trip to get to, she was worth it. Our dog had full run of the house and yard with access through dog door at any time. Judy sent us regular email updates which were reassuring to know our dog was healthy and happy.
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