Dana's Proctor District Dogsitting

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Dana S.

5 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Dana's Resident Pets

Jolie
Chihuahua
Female
15 yr 5 mo old
Lily
Chihuahua
Female
8 yr 5 mo old
Honey
Chihuahua
Female
6 yr 5 mo old
Jack
Parson Russell Terrier
Male
4 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Dana's House

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

About Dana

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am an active widow with an online business which I have conducted from home for over 15 years (I am a digital artist) and I have a home in the Proctor district of Tacoma. I have four dogs now: 3 Chihuahuas and a Jack Russell Terrier - but have had as many as six dogs in our home. We often dog sit for our friends and always enjoy it. Our home is fully fenced and secure, with multiple "fail-safe" mechanisms to protect the dogs. Our entire property is enclosed in a 6-8 foot fence with security cameras in many locations. The front and side gates are tall, sturdy, and always locked. I also have a very large dog run which is a kind of jungle gym for our Jack Russell. I've been doing home dogsitting for over 2 years but have additional experience working with a Chihuahua rescue organization rehabilitating and fostering Chihuahuas. My dogs are very accustomed to having new/strange dogs come into their space and are welcoming towards other dogs.

We have had large dogs and small dogs and we like them all. But at this time I will only take small dogs (under 40 pounds) for dogsitting.

We are happy to accept your dog for an overnight stay, however I do need to have a meet and greet for the safety of your dog before the overnight stay. We have 4 dogs and your dog has to get along with all of them, and all of ours with yours. We cannot accept a dog without a meet and greet first. I do a 10-15 minute meet-and-greet in my house/yard, at which time I introduce our own dogs and observe their meeting and do a small temperament assessment for defensive behaviors. I find this really helps avert minor problems and major problems when a dog comes for a longer stay.

I do my own online business from a studio in my own home. I do not have a shortage of attention and affection and practical care that I can lavish on my dog boarders. My goal is to (1) enable the dogparents to leave their dog with complete comfort and not have any anxiety about their trip and (2) provide the visiting dog with the same level of affectionate and attentive care I give my own dogs. What I promise is an environment in which the visiting dog can relax and trust the environment and the human attention so that they are happy every time they visit here.

I want the dog and the human not to experience anxiety from their separation . . . to the extent that is possible. For that purpose, I provide a very personal level of care which includes emotional attention and physical affection and play. I love dogs and give very individual attention to the needs of my boarders.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Dana S.

5 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dana's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$25 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
Daycare At Dana's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
5 Reviews
I have used Dana twice now and I will definitely take my dog back again! She goes out of her way to make sure your pet is comfortable and secure before you leave and she has a great yard where they are safe and secure!
We took our little old min pin/dachshund for the first time for a day visit and were very pleased with the care she received. Dana is vey loving and caring of the dogs in her charge and is very tuned in to their comfort. We will definitely be going back again!
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Dana is an absolutely wonderful host.

When my pup and I attended our meet and greet I knew immediately she was the best choice. She was very deliberate and careful to ensure her dogs and my pup got along. Once the dogs had been introduced, Ranger (my min-pin), found friends and a welcoming environment amongst her dogs. Dana's yard and home are well set-up for dogs, with a completely enclosed yard and plenty of space to run about and romp.

She sent me adorable pictures of Ranger lounging with her dogs and she makes sure everyone was comfortable on blankets with heat pads. I was super jealous but never worried. We'll definitely be return guests.

Thank you Dana for make our trip away anxiety free!
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Our dog, Banjo, stayed with Dana for six days a month ago. We made another reservation with Dana for two days, which she accepted. I dropped Banjo off at 5:30. Dana called me 10 minutes after I left and said I had to pick him up because she had "another dog that is un-neutered and Banjo jumped the baby gate [inside her home] and it just isn't working out." Prior to this second reservation, Dana expressed concern that our dog can jump her interior yard gate. If Dana did not want to accept the reservation, she should not have. Calling me to pick up Banjo 10 minutes after I dropped him off and when we were leaving town within the hour was completely unacceptable service causing us to miss a significant portion of our event. Fortunately, we did not have airline reservations. The bottom line is, if Dana did not want to accept the reservation, she should have declined it while I still had time to find another boarder. I am deeply unhappy with how this boarder handled this situation.
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Dana is such a wonderful pet sitter! At our meet-n-greet, she was very methodical in introducing our dog to her environment and we felt secure that he was going to be very well cared for in her home. She updated us with photos while we were gone and let us know how he was doing. We greatly appreciated knowing our dog was in kind hands and a loving home. We will definitely ask her to watch our little guy again! Thank you!
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