Dakota's Dog Days

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Dakota R.

8 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Dakota's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Dakota's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Dakota

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Dog owners of Austin!

I am a recent Texas State Wildlife Biology graduate, an ABC Certified Dog Trainer, and seasoned pet caretaker new to the Austin area. I have moved into a beautiful new home and love sharing it with the awesome dogs of this awesome city.

I have a large backyard (filled with toys) and a second living room (also filled with toys) specifically for dogs and training. If there are multiple boarders at one time, your dog(s) may enjoy socializing in the backyard; otherwise, I attempt to adequately exercise and spoil each dog with walks and personal playtime! I will also travel to your home for overnight or daytime care if your animal is more of a home-body.

Please allow me to put my love for dogs and spacious home to use caring for your animal(s)!

**While I am sometimes able to take same-day bookings, I can guarantee space if contacted early**

**Dogs must be cat friendly to stay in my home!**
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Dakota R.

8 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 18, 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 Dakota's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Dakota's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$75 /hour
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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8 Reviews
Dakota was awesome with Zelda. She sent frequent updates, was very responsive to emails and texts and was very flexible in the pick up and drop off process. I would absolutely use her again and recommend her to my friends.
Can't say enough how great Dakota was, from beginning to end. She took our reservation with two day's notice and for three weeks. During this extended time away from our boy she was consistently in communication, giving us updates and lots of pictures. Finally when we picked our boy up, she even had some helpful observations and recommendations for what might help him with his confidence issues. This was particularly nice as newer dog owners.

She is clearly a "dog person" and we are so happy that, while we had to be away from our pup, he got to spend his time with other dogs and under the care of someone who was so invested in his well being.
Dakota was AWESOME! She was very professional, kind, and attentive to the needs of our pup. She sent updates every day with videos and pictures of Apollo making new friends and running around. I definitely felt better leaving him in a home than a kennel. She even brought one of his toys to our home when we forgot to grab it at pick up! A+ and we'll definitely be rebooking.
Dakota is awesome! Quick to respond. Sent pics and updates the whole time. Rylie loved her. I will surely use her again. She loves all the pups that stay with her and they clearly love her. She is great at discovering each animal's personality, and really caters to that. Just an awesome experience for me and my dog Rylie!
Dakota is dog sitter extraordinaire! She kept our sweet shy boxer for several days. Apollo recently had surgery and needed a quiet, safe, sanitary place to stay. Dakota's place and Dakota were just what the doctor ordered. We now have a wonderful place for Apollo to stay as we enjoy mini and long vacations. It helps that Dakota is a dog trainer and is able to identify a dog's issue and work with them so they are comfortable and feel loved.
Dakota was fantastic! We had never left Remi and Buddy with anyone except family and were so thrilled to find someone who loves our pups as much as we do. She already has a background in training, which was very helpful. Remi and Buddy stayed with Dakota in her home, with a spacious backyard and separate dog kennel area where the guys could go to get some alone time. We received daily pictures, texts and videos- they had a blast. Buddy is relatively new to our family and we asked Dakota to allow for some leash training- in a short 5 days he had already learned to begin to follow, rather than to lead- huge for us! We even had a family emergency and needed to add a day to our reservation during the same week and she accommodated without question.

Thank you Dogvacay.com and Dakota!
Esa, Remi & Buddy
We will never leave our dogs anywhere else.
They learned to socialize with other dogs in
the calm relaxed environment Dakota supplied.
Getting the pictures and video made our
Holiday great. To not only know they were
being taken care of but to also see that they
were having a good time too.
Dakota was great with our dog. We had an unexpected cancellation, and she was very accommodating in providing care short notice over Thanksgiving week. She sent pics and video to ease any concerns we had and was super knowledgeable about behavior and training suggestions. Our dog was very happy and at ease with her. Will most certainly use again in the future.
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