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Denise I.

13 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 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

Denise's Resident Pets

Tibetan Spaniel
6 yr 1 mo old

Denise's Apartment

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Denise

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
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About big dogs (45 lbs. plus) we do have a rather fragile and nervous little dog who has been accidentally hurt by active dogs only a little larger, so for larger dogs it is especially important that they be very low energy dogs of the gentle giant/senior dog type! Personally, I love a pittie or Australian Shepherd who wants to run in the park and play ball, but it's not going to work in our household right now. We do accept larger dogs but they have to be to the low-key, submissive extreme.
Hi and welcome to Cuddle Condo in Cobble Hill! We specialize in providing a calm, peaceful environment for dogs who dislike chaos & rough play but love human contact. Perfect for seniors, nervous dogs, rescues, and dogs who don't do well in large daycare environments. Because we already have one fur baby and I also teach piano in the home, we accept only neutered, house-broken (outside or pee-pee pads), vaccinated dogs that do not have a history of nipping people or other dogs. Guest dogs must be low-energy and/or submissive, esp. if they are larger. We are home most of the time but may be gone 4-6 hours a day some days. When we are gone, we keep dogs separate and in safe environments through your choice of crates or baby gates.

About us: My husband and I adore dogs! We have grown up with them and love hanging out with them, and I am an experienced pet-sitter. In college, my professors would get into arguments with each other about whose house I would stay in to pet-sit for school breaks! I got a foothold in New York City as a live-in cat-sitter for the late concert pianist, Ruth Laredo. I am also an Advisory Board member for NYC's Animal Haven shelter, and I donate a substantial amount of my vacay earnings to them.

We live on a quiet side street, and each vacay day for your pup includes 2-3 relief walks around our neighborhood (depending on if they are spending the night) plus unlimited indoor playtime and cuddles. I am a free-lancer and am generally home most of the day. My husband works in an office so I am the "primary caregiver", but as you can see from the photos, he is quite the dog-lover!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Denise I.

13 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 19, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Denise's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Denise's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
13 Reviews
Denise was great. She took wonderful care of my dog while we were on vacation. I would love for her to watch my dog every time!
Denise is fantastic. She's a true dog lover and veteran of the neighborhood. During Oscar's stay with her she sent photos daily which was a really nice touch.
We used Denise's service for the first time last week . We had never left our 8 year old with anyone that we did not know before and were very nervous . Denise and her husband are real dog lovers and put us all at ease . Would love to have them look after him again .
Denise was the most perfect DogVacay host I've experienced to date. Friendly, very communicative, and extremely accommodating; and her home is very spacious and clean!

I received regular updated and messages with pictures, which ensured me that my dog, Charlie, was in good hands -- he even made a new friend with Denise's dog, Stevie.

I highly recommend Denise, and Charlie will most definitely be visiting and staying with her and Stevie again!
I can't believe I forgot to post a review for Denise! She and her husband were great with our pup Lemon -- excellent communicators and clearly love dogs. She sent pics every day we were away. Would recommend!
Denise is great with Milo and was flexible about drop off and pick up times. I felt great about having him there! Thanks!!
Denise really helped us out when we were in a last minute bind and was so great with our pup! Thank you again Denise!
I left my two dogs with Denise for almost two weeks during the holidays and was very satisfied. Denise is very nice and I liked that she emailed me notes and photos of my dogs while I was away showing me that my dogs were doing fine. When I picked my dogs up after their stay, they were calm, clean and happy. I would definitely use Denise again in the future..
Denise is a very experienced, confident, understanding host.
My little dog (Lucky) stayed with Deniser for over a week during the Christmad/New Year holidays and I never felt concerned for his safety or well-being, which is a great feeling.
Denise messaged me every so often with updates, and any time I reached out she replied to me immediately.
Important note: generally after spending some time apart from me, Lucky displays signs of anxiety and is a little shakey when we first reunite. Happy to say that this time he didn't show any residual anxiety and seemed to just be his usual, sweet self which was an awesome surprise!!
I'd love to have Lucky stay with Denise and her family again in the future.
Denise was wonderful with our dog - she cared for her, kept her fed, entertained and happy- and our dog is a rescue and not the friendliest at first. Would highly recommend her to anyone!
Denise and her husband were fantastic hosts for our 2 French Bulldogs. They were flexible when we extended our dogs stay twice. We would definitely leave our dogs with them again.
Toby and Baxter had a great time at Denise's! Denise, her husband, and their dog Stevie were very welcoming. We had a meet and great before the DogVacay and I could tell everyone would get along great. It feels good to go away and not worry because you know your fur babies are being well taken care of. Denise even sent me an adorable picture update :) Toby and Baxter will be glad to vacay at Denise's again when we go away and need a place for them.
Denise was great. I received lots of photo updates and drop or and pick up times were very accommodating. I would definitely use her to host my Haley again.
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