Debbie's Pet Care and Boarding

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Debbie M.

8 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Debbie's House

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

About Debbie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been caring for (with much love) pets in the Ann Arbor area for nearly 15 years. My home is comfortable and organized around pets! We have a large, privacy-fenced yard with plenty of room to run and play. I take the dogs for two 45-minute walks per day, and with two adults in the home, pets are rarely left home alone. We have experience with all types of potential issues, including potty training, territorial behaviors, and anxiety. Considerable experience in administering medicines, and am dog/cat CPR certified. Most importantly, we limit the number of boarding pets to ensure that the dogs do not feel crowded or stressed by too many unfamiliar faces. Except in peak periods, your dog(s) will most likely be the only ones we are caring for at any given time. References from many satisfied clients are available.

One thing that gives us great joy to hear from our clients is how happy their dogs are to come to our home. We hear this at almost every drop-off. "I can't believe how excited 'Susie' became when we turned into your neighborhood!"

We provide your dogs with a vacation. I talk to the dogs almost constantly (sort of baby-talk-ish) so they can hear as well as feel the love. Walks are a big part of dogs bonding to people, and we take a lot of walks. Whether it's hanging out in front of the TV, working in the yard, cleaning the garage or doing laundry, your pet will be part of the 'action'.

Baths - An end-of-visit bath is listed on my profile as an optional service. If your dog gets dirty, we give loving, gentle, fun baths to get clean (no extra charge). No pet is ever sent home smelly!!!

Senior dogs - I have a few clients with very senior dogs. We have doggy steps so they can get onto the bed or sofa. Our home itself has very few steps, and we carry/help the older ones when going outside (one inside step and one outside step). For those too small or frail to go out in bad weather, we use puppy pads.

For multiple pets from the same family, I do offer discounts (not reflected in dogvacay's booking application). Please contact me, and I will provide a custom quote to reflect a reduced nightly rate for multiple pets.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Debbie M.

8 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 31, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Debbie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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8 Reviews
We are extremely happy with and impressed by the care Furley receives when he stays with Debbie. He gets good walks everyday, can play in the fenced back yard and even sleeps on Debbie's bed. It is like a home away from home for him. We will use her services whenever we need to leave Furley overnight or longer.
Debbie was great with my dog. I was away for 9 days and was worried about leaving Sheeba for that long. Debbie reassured me that my dog had settled in and was a member of the family.
Debbie was awesome!!!!! Certainly did know her stuff when it came to introducing Ani to the crew. All I know is, Ani was exhausted when she came home. She had too much fun!!!!!!! I would recommend Debbie to everyone.
Our dog Furley spent a week with Debbie and clearly had a wonderful time. He even slept on her bed! Debbie sent several reports including pictures so we knew how Furley was doing. That is always reassuring and lets us enjoy our time away. Debbie walked him a couple of times a day, and he could spend some time in her completely fenced back yard so he got plenty of exercise. It was a very good experience for Furley and us and we will not hesitate to board him with Debbie again.
Debbie was terrific with Bailey. Dropped her off for the weekend and everything went smoothly. Bailey had plenty of walks and a lot of attention. We will be using Debbie on a regular basis. It's so nice to be able to leave your beloved dog with someone who truly cares and keeps your dog safe and secure.
Our three dogs stayed at Deb's home for 2 weeks while we were overseas. Soon after, our dog Sam developed a severe infection in his ear flap, which needed surgery. Since he is a 13 year old Lab, we were highly concerned he would even make it out of surgery. Under Deb's amazing care, he recovered fully from his illness, and is home well today. Her home is warm and inviting, a place where the dogs felt at home and comfortable. We received lots of photos, and some fun stories on how the dogs were getting on. I would highly recommend Deb, we feel so lucky to have received such terrific care for the dogs. Five Stars and beyond!!
Debbie (and her son Jeff) were great with Josie! Josie was hardly ever left at home alone since someone is there almost all the time, and Debbie sent me regular texts and photos, which showed Josie looking relaxed and cuddling! She also had no problem handling Josie's medication. I will definitely go back!
Harry had a great time with Debbie and her family! In all the pictures he looked so happy and content, so much better than using kennels for him. The stay went so well that we have actually cancelled the kennel booking we had for our next vacation and booked him in with Debbie again!
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