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Amy B.
San Diego, CA 92115
25 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 9 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
German Shepherd Dog, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Amy's Resident Pets

Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Male
4 yr 3 mo old
Peach
Mixed Breed
Female
2 yr 3 mo old

Amy's House

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

About Amy

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our lovely house is safe, clean, and spacious - the perfect home away from home for your pup! We promise you won't find anyone who will take better care of your dogs than us. My husband Matthew and I know how important it is to find someone you trust when going away; after all, your pet is your baby! Because of this, we only ever watch one family's dogs at a time (if our calendar is marked "Unavailable," it's because we're already booked with one family). You can feel safe enjoying your own vacation knowing that your dog is getting one of his own with us!

Your pet will get 24/7 love and attention and will never be left home alone unattended, since I work from home. I am certified in Dog and Cat First Aid by the American Red Cross, and Matthew is a Navy Corpsman fully trained in medical care for both humans and dogs, and has many years of experience caring for dogs serving alongside him in the military. Because of this we can comfortably care for older dogs or dogs with special needs and can administer any kind of medical care. We will always ensure your pet is safe and happy!

We are animal-loving vegans with our own incredibly friendly 2-year-old pembroke welsh corgi (named Corgi) and a 9 month corgi-mix (named Peach). Corgi is a certified Therapy Dog and Canine Good Citizen, and both dogs are trained in both competitive Obedience and Agility. They get along great with every dog they've ever met, and they love to play!

We are very active and love to take long walks around our grassy neighborhood. We have a huge, safe, gated backyard with plenty to explore! After getting lots of activity, your dog will come relax with us and be treated to plenty of snuggle time in our air-conditioned home (our couch is particularly comfortable for any pup looking for a comfy place to nap, although we also have numerous orthopedic pet beds to choose from!). Ours is an environmentally-friendly, non-smoking household, so your pet will always be extra safe, healthy, and happy when in our care.

We hope we can help give your dog a happy home away from home!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
Amy B.
San Diego, CA 92115
25 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 9 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016

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Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Amy's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$30 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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25 Reviews
Ollie completed another wonderful stay with Amy & Matt! This was my first time using the daycare service opposed to overnight boarding. Amy is very flexible on pick-up/drop-off times. Ollie is always very excited to be dropped off and comes home tired from a day full of play.
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Always an outstanding experience for me and my lil' guy when they stay with Amy and Matt. They take such good care, and my guy plays nonstop with Peach. The background is so big for him to explore and sunbath. Love the daily photo updates too.
Another great stay for my pup. As always, Amy and Matt are so caring. My pup plays nonstop with their dog Peach and comes home happy and settled. Amy and Matt are also very gracious and understanding. My recent travels have been a problem with delayed flights and changing itineraries. They have been so flexible with me, it is wonderful. I love that they also feel that my Miles is part of their family too. Awesome hosts!
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Amy and her husband Matt have a warm and welcoming home. Their dogs Peach and Corgi complement the environment overall. ...We were so thankful and appreciative that they could care for Teddy for the week that we were out of town. I know that Teddy - our now, almost 5-month pup came back to us happy and well adjusted. During the stay we received many photo updates which helped us get a visual on Teddy's experiences. ...We really feel that Amy offers a lot and certainly brings a lot of peace of mind to anyone concerned about leaving their pets with a trusted pet sitter. We hope to be able to engage their services in the future.

Thanks Amy!!
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My partner and I booked a stay for Ruby, our 4-month-old Chihuahua, with Amy while we were out of state for about a week. Prior to leaving, we did a meet and greet with Amy and her two dogs because of her personal policy of watching only one dog at a time and her eduction in dog training.

After meeting her, we felt comfortable with her immediately! Her home was incredibly dog friendly with lots of safe space inside the house and a big enclosed back yard for the pups to play outside. In addition, her dogs Corgi and Peach, were social and patient with our pup!

During Ruby's visit, Amy kept us up to speed with her day-to-day adventures with lots of photos and messages.

We highly recommend Amy and will definitely book with her in the future!
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Amy is awesome.

We have a 13 week old puppy that had never been boarded previously and did not have all of his vaccinations. Teddy, the Teacup Maltipoo had quickly worked his way into our hearts and we were very concerned about boarding him any place where there wasn't constant supervision.

We were going to be gone for the entirety of a day and late into the evening and didn't know what to do so that Teddy would get the attention he needed and our concerns alleviated.

Amy was very willing to pre-meet us beforehand to make sure that Teddy would fit in well into her home and that Teddy would be comfortable. Amy was even willing to rearrange her schedule in order to accommodate us. We met with Amy, her husband, and her dogs. Amy was very willing to answer our questions and reassure us that Teddy would be well cared for. She is an extremely warm hearted person who is a total animal lover.

We felt so reassured that we decided to go ahead for our first DogVacay experience with Teddy our puppy. Amy sent us gobs of pictures and a video snippet throughout the day. We shared those with our family while we were vacationing and we all enjoyed and welcomed the special attention that Teddy was given. We felt so relieved that he was being well cared for.

When we picked him up later that evening Teddy was as jubiliant and happy as ever. Amy is an incredibly kind person and we felt fortunate that we could be paired with her for Teddy's care. I enthusiastically recommend Amy to anyone who would like a loving, fun, and safe home for their 4-legged family member.
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Amy was Wonderful. This was our first experience with DogVacay and it couldn't have gone better. The home and yard were secure and clean. Amy's two dogs were friendly. Maggie (our dog) loved Peach (Amy's small dog)! Amy was extremely flexible about drop off and pick up times throughout the week. During the day Amy would post photos of Maggie enjoying the house and yard, and her knew play-mates - always keeping us up to date. Two things that we liked most about Amy: Our dog was the only one she was caring for; and she did not leave our dog unattended. Each day we knew that Maggie was excited to return to Amy's (so we know that she was treated well). Maggie had a wonderful time and has told us she can't wait to go back to SanDiego and play with Peach! We highly recommend Amy and will definitely book her services again when visiting San Diego.
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Amy was a great host to Gemelli and Arie. She was very responsive to any inquiries and kept in touch throughout my trip. She posted many pictures of the pups playing and gave me detailed updates while I was away. Corgi and Peach were also great company!
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This was the longest stay with Amy and Matt, 10 days. Miles did great and is part of the family. I received daily updates and cute pictures. My pooch is well loved and as usual had a blast. I never worry and that's the best gift from having Amy and Matt as hosts to take care of Miles. Thank you!!
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Amy was great and took great care of Cassie who seemed to have had a blast. The booking was easy to deal with and Amy responded quickly to any questions I had beforehand and gave us an update along the way on how Cassie was doing even if it was just for one night. Thanks Amy!
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Great vacay for my boy. He had some medical issues before I went out of town. Amy and Matt were wonderful in giving his meds and keeping a close eye on. Always love the picture updates. He had a very good stay, played hard, and will be back again when I travel. Thx guys!
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Amy is so flexible with me and my schedule (including last minute requests) and attentive with my two cocker spaniels!

She sent plenty of pictures, mostly of the dogs resting as they were so tired from all the playing. When they came home, they were wiped out from all the fun!
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Amy and her fiance are great! After a few days of searching through potential sitters in San Diego, I decided to message Amy. She was a very accomodating and a fast responder and we quickly coordinated a trial run with my two dogs at her home. Amy's home is very dog friendly and dog proofed and her two pups are so adorable and sweet. Our pups had a great time and we will definitely keep Amy in our dog care rotation in the future!
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Another awesome stay for Miles! Well taken care of and such a easy drop off and pick up. Lots of fun pix to view while away!
Amy took wonderful care of Connor. She kept us posted on how he was doing and asked questions about his normal routine so that he was comfortable in her home. Connor loved his stay and will be back!:-)
I want to thank Amy and Matt for another GREAT stay for my pooch! They are the BEST hosts, and our dogs play and get along so well. Miles is taken well care of, he is part of their family. I received regular messages and pictures, which were so fun to see. Drop off and pick up was super easy as usual. Absolutely the best!! I highly recommend.
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Amy was fantastic! I have a senior dog and Amy was the perfect fit in taking care of my Kelty. I loved getting the updates on a regular basis. I would highly recommend Amy!
Amy was very responsive when responding to emails, and made us feel very secure in leaving our little pug Buddy with her. We met her and immediately felt she was the right one to look after our dog. She sent tons of pictures while we were away which only heightened our feelings of ease with her. I highly recommend her!
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Amy was awesome with our pups. She came by the house a few times a day to check on them and sent messages and texts throughout the weekend. I felt very comfortable having her taking care of our fur babies. I'd use her again in a heartbeat!
Amy took great care of our pups, and was very accommodating!
On a Wednesday, I realized that I needed to quickly find someone to watch my 2 large dogs that Saturday. I requested a meet-up for the following day and Amy accepted within an hour or so! I was very thankful for her prompt response.
I brought my pups over for a quick meet-up on my lunch break the next day and it was great; I got to see her large back yard and meet her two cute corgis.
On Saturday, while my pups were with Amy and her fiancé, they uploaded around 10 photos to the dogvacay site. I was so happy to get the emails with photos of my babies having fun while I was away! She was also friendly and understanding when I had to call to tell her I was running a bit later than expected.
I highly recommend Amy, she is great!!
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My pup Miles and I had an amazing experience with Amy. She (and Matt) are GREAT! We had a seamless and easy meet and great, and I could tell that Miles felt safe and welcomed immediately. Miles enjoyed sniffing out the house and especially the huge dog friendly backyard. I needed to take an overnight trip and booked the next day. Drop off was super easy. Pictures were sent along with messages on how Miles was doing. I was late picking him up, but Amy was very gracious. Miles had a blast playing with her two pups and they got along very well. I'm home writing this outstanding review for Amy, as Mr. Miles is pooped and sprawled out on his blanket next to me on the sofa from his fun and safe vacay! I have found my "go to" with Amy, yay!!
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I cannot say enough positive things about Amy and her fiance!! From the flexibility and friendliness I experienced starting at the meet and greet, to the many adorable photos I got throughout my short vacation - to the exhausted and happy pups I came home with - this was the best dogvacay experience I have had yet! First of all, Amy's home is perfect for a dog stay-cation. It's spacious, doggie proofed and the yard is large with so many nooks and crannies for pups to explore and relax in. Her 2 dogs were great with mine - playful and sweet but also not too overbearing (1 of my dogs is a bit older and less playful so he's good with other dogs who respect his boundaries). They accommodated all of my needs and requests and I genuinely felt like they loved having my dogs around. I think that attitude is so important because dogs can sense when their company is being thoroughly enjoyed vs when someone just "has" to take care of them. I could gush for a while but all I can say is that it's a huge relief to have found a place I can comfortably take my dogs when I'm out of town. I look forward to continuing to work w/Amy, her fiance and her 2 super adorable pups! Thank you guys :)
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Once again, Amy and Matt took amazing care of my sweet Lucy McClane! This was a special schedule, and a very long day, but they took my early dropoff and late pickup in stride. I had a very stressful day, and the frequent and adorable photos and texts made me feel just a little bit better each time one arrived! Thanks so much, you guys! Lucy and I love you! :)
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Amy and her dog Corgi provided excellent companionship and care for Lucy McClane over the last two weeks! She came home happy and tired each night, and was so excited each time I dropped her off. It's clear that she loves Amy and feels safe and happy around her! Amy was also very flexible in regards to scheduling, and quite understanding when traffic made me late. I'll definitely be keeping her on Lucy's caregiver roster! Thanks, Amy!
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This was my first experience using Dog Vacay. I will say it was a pleasant experience at that. Hands down 5 Pawsome Stars! Generally I leave my 8 year old brother boys with a neighbor friend, however this time I decided on Amy B because she was extremely fast in responding for the Meet and Greet on short notice and I fell in love with her kindness and professionalism from the second we connected. My dogs did too. I had peace of mind for the entire weekend as Amy was so good in sending pictures of my boys in all their fun adventures. I could tell they were relaxed, comfortable and happy all 3 days. I highly recommend Amy B as she is a kind mannered, sweet, responsible and a loving care taker as she has one of her own. You're dog(s) will love her too! Sincerely, Shawna S
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