Denise's Fuzzbutt Palace

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Denise A.

61 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Denise's Resident Pets

Eli a/k/a Bubba
Poodle
Male
4 yr 11 mo old
Goldie a/k/a Goldielocks
Mixed Breed
Female
7 yr 7 mo old
Toby the Piggy a/k/a The Tobster
Mixed
Male
5 yr 1 mo old
Shadow a/k/a Mother Hen
Border Collie
Female
13 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Horses or other large farm animals

Denise's House

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

About Denise

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Denise's Fuzzbutt Palace, care that cares! In Egg Harbor Township, NJ. We welcome you to come and meet us before you leave your precious fuzzbutts in our care. A pet friendly home with 24 hour access to a secure fenced in yard. Our fuzzbutts have full access to our home and yard. Three dogs and a mini pig currently residing in the home. Over 40 years experience with all types of pets: cats, dogs, rodents, fish, reptiles, birds, exotic pets.

At Camp Fuzzbutt your doggy will enjoy constant exercise, play and/or walks, even in inclement weather. Walks in local parks, the beach and access to private wooded trails. Positive reinforcement techniques are used to handle any behavioral problems. We will send you updates and pictures. Belly rubs are free (for pets only!).

Coming to the shore? Leave your pets with us and have them happily close by while you enjoy your vacation. And please come and visit them while they are staying with us! 10 minutes outside of Ocean City, NJ, 20 minutes from Atlantic City, 30 minutes from the Cape May Court House area.

Also available to look after your pets in your own home. Small animals, birds, fish, rodents, and small livestock. Having a mini pig ourselves, we understand how difficult it can be to get pet care for some types of animals. We can also provide transportation services for your pets to appointments.

We prefer to meet you and your pets ahead of their stay so that you can be comfortable leaving your precious babies with us, but last minute accommodations are available. We strive to accommodate your specific circumstances and needs.

Flexibility and accommodation for you and your pets is what we aim for. We love our fuzzbutts and want to provide a safe, loving, fun place for your pets when you need it.



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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

Denise A.

61 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Denise's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Denise's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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61 Reviews
Denise is a true dog person, Daphne had the time of her life with her and all of the new friends she met, the daily pictures and notes I received were great as we just moved into the area from out of state and had to pick someone we felt comfortable with, Denise exceeded our expectations, we will continue to depend on her with all of our boarding needs and will recommend her to everyone we know. My little girl is the love of our lives and we are very protective of her Denise gave us a very positive comfort level.
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Nia seemed to really enjoy her time here. Thank you for taking such great care of her.
Easy drop off and pick up. Our pup was well taken care of and exhausted when we got home. Denise was so nice and really loves her pups.
Our pup Zoe had a wonderful mini vaca with Denise and her pups. She made new friends, I wasn't sure she'd want to come home! I would highly recommend Denise - she is flexible and you can see how much she loves all the pups who are at her home.
Thanks you!!
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Our 3 yr. old yellow lab had a blast with Denise! She is so kind and very responsive to emails and texts. She sent us pictures throughout Milo's visit and sent him home with a bag of delicious homemade treats. She has a huge, fenced, backyard so there was plenty of room for him to run and explore. He came back to us so relaxed......not stressed out like when he returns from the local doggy daycare. Thanks to Denise, he will never have to go back there again!
Thank you DogVacay for helping us find Denise. Now when we travel we can feel confident knowing Milo will be well cared for. :)
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Denise is great! Always very attentive to the dogs and sends pictures of her visit which I love! Highly recommended.
We had such a great experience with Denise! You can tell immediately that she is a dog lover. Rex made out fantastically during his 8 day stay. We loved the updates through out the week. It was nice to have a glimpse into his stay. He also came home with pictures, treats, and a report card! So sweet! Rex came home happy and tired! We will be using Denise again in the future for sure!
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Wonderful experience! My pup had the best time hanging out with Denise and the other pups. I received many photo updates to keep me at ease while he was on vacay. Patrick (my pup) was sent home with a goody bag filled with a report card, treats, thank you card handwritten from Denise, a neckerchief and an awesome printed photo. He must've had an extra fun time as he slept for HOURS when he was back with his mama! Thank you, Denise!
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our dogs came home so happy we will always use Denise she is wonderful
Updated daily with pictures and text. Would definitely book again.
Couldn't have been any better!
Denise is very flexible and a great caretaker. She always has multiple dogs at a time and seems to really enjoy what she does. I would say nothing but good things so far. She even sends you pictures and updates on how your dog is doing. What more can you ask for?
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Denise was great. My dog loved the three daycare visits he had during our two weeks in Ocean City. We could tell he loved it by his excitement pulling into the parking lot on his 2nd and 3rd visits. We could tell Denise loves and is very knowledgeable about dogs. We will definitely use Denise again.
Daryl Birch
Mechanicsburg, PA
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Denise was responsive and professional, and she obviously has a great deal of experience with dogs and other pets. It was great to know my pup was in good hands while I was away!
Denise just became my dog's second mom! They loved their experience there, I loved having her take care of them. She kept in contact with me throughout their time there, sending pictures and notes about how they were doing. I am SO happy to have found Denise.
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Denise was wonderful. She was very flexible with times for drop off and pick up. She constantly updated me and sent me pictures of how much fun my dog was having.
My husband and I were in Cape May for a night and the next day we had a wedding to attend in Avalon, N.J. so Denise took care of our little dog Prince for two nights. She was the best! She texted us pictures and gave us updates. Our dog was on medicine and she gave him his meds each morning. We felt so at ease leaving our little papilion with her. When we picked Prince up Sunday Denise had a bag with his belongings and inside she gave him a report card and doggy treats and a sweet card written to my husband and I and also a cute picture of our little man that we framed and put on our mantle. She is a kind heart who made our weekend very easy to enjoy. We had no worries even though we missed him so much! We knew he was being loved. We highly recommend Denise. She provided us with excellent service and we will definitely use her again!
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My dog Ted and I are inseparable much to my husbands displeasure, so when we go on vacation for that one week I board him , Denise is by far the best experience we ever had. I will definitely use her again
Denise is by far the best sitter we have ever had! We had an accident in our RV and need a sitter asap. She took him in and treated him so well. Not only did she send us 20 pictures in the 2 days he stayed but when we arrived to pick him up, she gave us a doggy bag, homemade treats, a cute report card and n adorable picture of him printed. Thank you so very much for all of your help!
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Daisy had a lovely time. Denise kept us on top of everything sending multiple pictures. We will definitely use her again when we need to go out of town. I would highly recommend her!
Our dog Sadie loved her vacay, especially all the playtime in the yard! Denise took great care of her, as if she was her own. It was comforting and fun to receive the photos and videos during her stay. Denise was easy to reach, accommodating and quick with updates.
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We were staying in OC, NJ for vacation and needed a place for our dog to stay and found Denise's doggy daycare online! Our dog loved his day here! He had a great time playing with all of the dogs there in a nice fenced in yard and was happy and worn out when we picked him up! We received photos and videos of him playing throughout the day and loved the updates! When we picked him up, he had a cute bandana on and Denise gave us a customized goodie bag with treats and picture of our dog! I highly recommend Denise's doggy daycare to everyone in the area!
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EXCELLENT! We stayed for a week vacation in Ocean City and booked daycare with Denise. I'm so glad we did because it was a stress and worry free vacation knowing our high energy dogs had a place to play. I'll start by saying that I don't think my dog Sam wanted to ever leave. He loved Denise so very much. If he could talk, I'm pretty sure he would tell me she's his favorite human ever. Our dog Mary Jayne had a great time too! Denise is very special. She's a really neat lady with an adventurous and kind spirit who really knows her stuff when it comes to dogs. She knew exactly how to welcome my dogs into her home so they would be comfortable and accepted into the pack! Denise's dogs Goldie and Eli are really great. Eli is a gentle leader! Goldie is sweet and playful. And Toby the pig lounges around just being a pig while all the dogs play! Outside, the dogs have a large space to play. My dogs loved running around freely in the yard. There was water for them and little pools for them to drink or swim! The doors were always open for the dogs to go inside if they wanted. When my little Mary Jayne was tired, she helped herself to a comfy spot and took a nap. Denise sent me many pictures throughout the day and was constantly in contact with us. Next year, we will be in Ocean City again and can't wait to have the pups stay with Denise. This was just the best experience and we are so grateful for the care she took with our dogs. Denise will love your dog just as much as you do!
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I am so glad that I found Denise. Our dog had a wonderful time with her. She had plenty of other dogs so our girl was able to socialize and play. She gave regular updates and shared pics every few hours. The best and most heart warming part was the wonderful gesture by Denise to write us a card with a picture of Myra and a really cute report card! Lol. I would definitely recommend Denise and leave our dog with her again!
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I have waited to review Denise's because I wanted to find a time when I could spend a couple of minutes writing down all of the amazing things about Georgie's stay there. Denise was super communicative, sending tons of pictures and fun updates, showing that Georgie really enjoyed her time there! Denise left us with a report card of her stay, adorable homemade treats, and other thoughtful little gifts when we picked her up - even a photo album of her stay! Denise was patient with our concerns and questions, and assured us that everything would be great (which it was). Thanks so much Denise! P.S. The location is perfect for South Jersey Shore vacationers!
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Denise is absolutely AMAZING. She took Mocha in and treated him as if he were her own. She sent numerous pictures of him throughout his stay and made me Very happy that I chose her. She even sent him home with a beautiful picture that she took, an adorable little report with lots of specifics, a thank you note for me AND a bag of freshly baked treats! We will return to her anytime Mocha needs somewhere to stay. :)
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Denise was so accommodating and kind with my dog. I can tell that she really loves dogs. She kept me updated with pictures of my dog playing with the other dogs she was watching. She also sent my dog home with a bandanna (adorable), treats, a card, picture, and the cutest report card. I will not hesitate to book Denise again and suggest that anyone who is currently thinking about it does it immediately!
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Denise was great in handling a minor emergency my dog had, she took the appropriate steps and kept me informed the whole time. You can tell she genuinely cares about the dogs she watches. Denise sent videos, pictures and messages throughout his stay. Highly recommend!
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This was the first time using dog vacay and it was a fabulous experience Denise was fantastic and took Grimm into her home like he was one of her own! We received updates a few times a day it was mid easing for my husband and I and my kids LOVED seeing how Grimm's vacation was going! We will be definitely using Fuzzbutt's for every shore vacation from here on out! Thanks again Denise!!
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Denise was a wonderful and caring dogsitter. Leaving my 8 month old puppy for a week for the first time was difficult, so it was so great having pictures and updates sent everyday about how she was doing. There were quite a few other dogs also at being watched by Denise, but that meant lots of playtime and good socialization for my puppy! I would most definitely use Denise's petsitting service again!
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This was our first experience using any Dog Sitter. Django had an amazing time. Denise obviously loves dogs, she sent us photos and updates over the evening. She also gave us a full report the next day and a report card which my kids thought was very funny. I can't recommend Denise highly enough, she does it out of love for the dogs. We will visit her every time we go to the Shore.
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Denise was terrific taking care of our Yellow Lab Sky last week. She sent photos and messages everyday all day and was so attentive in keeping Sky happy and comfortable. A typical lab,all Sky wanted to do all day was fetch her ball in the pool and that she did until she conked out every night. We were a little apprehensive before hand about Sky's ability to socialize well with other dogs but Denise knew how to handle the situation and all went well.We highly recommend Denise,she's the best!

Fred and Aileen
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If 10 stars was an option, I'd give Denise a perfect score. She was extremely accommodating, making it very easy to leave my fur baby for the week while I was on vacation. She provided me with continual updates, including photos and videos. My pup had a vacation of his own, playing with the other dogs and swimming in her pool! Needless to say, I would HIGHLY recommend Denise to anyone and would DEFINITELY request another doggie vacay....did I mention the bandana and doggie treats she sends home with you?! Absolutely the best!
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This was my first time using DogVacay and I wasn't sure how it would go. But Denise was absolutely fantastic! She has two dogs of her own and had a few other doggy guests when I showed up with Monte. She did a great job of making sure that Monte integrated with them smoothly. She sent me tons of pictures and updates and even a video of Monte truly having a "doggy vacation".

In addition to having personal skill with the dogs, I was also very reassured by the fact that Denise had emergency plans lined up in case something unexpected came up with either herself or any of the dogs in her care.

I would recommend Denise 100% and will definitely reserve Monte a spot there for future vacations.
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Denise was 100% incredible! We had a bit of a family emergency while our dog was with her and she was not only accommodating with our last minute situation, but she checked in to make sure that we were ok too! Kind caring and wonderful with our pup!! Thank you a million times over!
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Denise was an amazing pet host to our lab Gus. She was a last minute life-saver when our normal daycare could not accommodate Gus for a week during our vacation. During his stay she sent us photos and videos and it was clear that Gus had a fabulous time. What a relief to know our beloved pup was so well cared for. I recommend Denise without reservation and we will definitely be back.
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Denise was absolutely amazing! She kept us updated with pictures and the cutest little video of Kenya having the best time. She also bought her a puzzle bowl, bandana, and packed her little homemade treats. We are so happy with how she cared for our Kenya we will definitely be using her again and will be recommending her to everyone we know!
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Denise's service was exceptional. She sent lots of pictures of Zoe through out the day so I was at ease that my dog was being active and comfortable during her stay. I will definitely drop Zoe off with Denise again when in the area.
There aren't enough nice things we can say about Denise. Not only did we received countless personal updates (pictures and videos) throughout the week she cared for our puppy, but we generally felt like she was excited to be caring for him.

Socialization with other dogs, plenty of room to roam and extra treats and toys helped our four-month old puppy feel at home. He came home tuckered out, well fed and happy.

You can't find a better option. Book Denise now!
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I can't rave about Denise enough! She went above and beyond for my 2 dogs that stayed with her. My husband and I booked a last minute trip to the beach, and Denise accepted our request in just minutes. She made is easy to coordinate pick-up/ drop-off times with her. Her love for dogs and care for all animals is truly her passion. In just 24 hours that my dogs were with Denise, she emailed me several pictures and even a video to let me know that my dogs were safe and having a blast!! When I picked up my fur babies, Denise had a tote bag for each dog filled with their food and treats!!! If you're vacationing on the Jersey Shore and need a place for your dogs to stay, hire Denise!!! She is wonderful, and I look forward to using her again in the near future!!!
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Denise was WONDERFUL with our 2 male beagles. The booking process was fast, simple, very flexible not to mention a great rate for what she offered. Upon arrival for drop off our boys felt right at home! Denise was very welcoming and having her own dog along with a few others boarding made it easier on us knowing that our boys would have plently to do with them. Her backyard was big enough and very secure for our one boy who loves exploring. During their stay there, Denise kept us updated on the boys through text and it was great getting pics. Upon pick up, Denise had a tote bag for them and their belongings and upon arrival at home we found a note from her along with pictures and how they did during their stay with her, it seriously made our day. We were very satisfied with Denise and would recommend her in a heart beat. We wil definitely book again when we are at the jersey shore again. It was great knowing they were in great hands and that our boys were treated as if they were home. Thanks again Denise, we appreciate it greatly.
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My dog, Saide, stayed with Denise for 1 week while I was visiting with family at the beach. Denise was great at keeping me updated on how Sadie was doing and always answered my texts. From the pictures and videos, it looked like Sadie had a blast and I could tell she was well taken care of and had fun. If ever near the NJ shore, I will certainly contact Denise again- I couldn't have hoped for a better doggie vacay for Sadie!
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Denise did a wonderful job of taking care of Oliver overnight. She texted me periodically with updates on how he was doing which really put my mind at ease. I will definitely use Denise again.
Denise was great with our Winona while we went on vacation. We got daily texts and pictures, and Winona was even all washed up and brushed out when we picked her up. If she could talk, I'm sure our dog would ask to go back!
Denise was a lifesaver for us, we took Jimmy on vacation with us and he had anxiety about being left alone in an unfamiliar place. Denise took him with no notice and took such great care of him. She sent me texts, pictures and even a video of him playing and having a great time with his furry friends. We will be calling Denise again for sure.
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Wolfie had an awesome time at Denise's. We received constant updates via messages, pictures, and videos. I recommend her!
We were very confident leaving our 5 month old puppy with Denise. Her friendly dogs took right to our pup and she was friendly, courteous, and responsible. So much better than using a kennel. Will be using her again when we come back to OCNJ!
Denise was wonderful! My husband and I were going to AC for a long weekend getaway and my dog, Abbie's usual sitter was booked up. This was when we found Denise, a complete lifesaver! She is very patient and kind and completely understood and took care of all of Abbie's needs. Even though we did not get a chance to meet before hand, she answered all my questions when we spoke on the phone. Her resident dogs Eli and Goldie were absolute sweethearts. Abbie was a happy and tired dog and slept the entire 3 hour ride home. I would recommend her to any pet owner who wants to have someone loving and caring watch over their family member. Next time I go down the shore I will be sure to rebook with her!
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Denise was absolutely wonderful! So very willing to accommodate my every need. I had a wonderful vacation day and didn't have to worry about my baby at all! Getting the pictures and updates throughout the day really helped my peace of mind. I think my dog had a fun time with her and Dinky Dog too!
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Marley and Bear loved their stay at Denise's Fuzzbutt Palace!!! Marley, who is only 1y/o, seemed very nervous when we dropped them off but was totally relaxed and happy when we picked him up. We didn't have to worry though since Denise was sending us picture of them having a blast. They got to socialize with her dogs and her pig and seemed so happy when we came to pick them up. Best of all they didn't smell bad like they normally do after staying at a kennel and they were loved the whole time; not just shoved in a cement kennel. Thank you Denise for taking care of our Dogs, they will see you in a few weeks when we go to Disney!
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Easy to book and plan our trip. Denise was very easy and flexible to plan our pets stay with her and very accommodating, even last minute.
Denise was very communicative with us during our trip with lots of pictures and messages about our Lab's stay. We always knew what activities they were doing which helped to see how everything was going.
Our Lab was treated like a special guest and Denise made lots of special accommodations for the comfort of our dog to make her stay easier. We will not hesitate to book with Denise next time. The price is a great price as well and I know Denise goes out of her way to make the pet's stay as good as possible.
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Denise was quick to respond to my messages and even called me before Lana's stay since we were not going to have the opportunity to meet before dropping off for a 72 hour stay. Denise is friendly and accommodating. She was hosting another dog in addition to her own pets, and this was fine with me and my dog. Her poodle is a loud barker, but after the initial meeting, all the dogs seem to get along fine. I felt my dog was safe. Denise offered me the opportunity to drop by and visit since I was vacationing with my family close by. The drop off and pick up were fine. I would use Denise again and recommend her to any friends needing a dog sitter in the Ocean City area.
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I am someone that truly treats my dog like a child, so of course I am always hesitant to leave him with someone else, especially when it is someone I do not know. From the second that Denise and I started messaging about Herman's stay I knew he would be in good hands!!! As soon as we arrived we were greeted by Denise with a smile. She and Herman instantly hit it off and she treated him as if he were one of her own!! I couldn't have felt more at ease, which was so nice that way I could properly enjoy my vacation! Denise is without a doubt our go to sitter when we visit the Jersey shore!!!
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We were very happy with dogvacay and Denise. We will be using it again.
Denise took Shadow when I had to enter the hospital. I was still in for this extended period and she agreed to keep Shadow. Shadow is happy and much more active than I could get her due to my health. Also, Shadow likes other dogs and in my apartment, that is hard to do... but Denise has dogs and Shadow loves that to death... I trust her completely with Shadow which I cannot say for many people. If I could give her 10 stars, I would.
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Denise came to meet Shadow and I had to go to the Hospital that day. She took Shadow and her food and so forth that day... a real God-send. Shadow is happy and much more active than I could get her due to my health. Also, Shadow likes other dogs and in my apartment, that is hard to do... but Denise has dogs and Shadow loves that to death... If I could give her 10 stars, I would.
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I am so happy to have found Denise, I couldn't have asked for a better person to watch my pup. She is so warm, loving and patient. The peace of mind I have when I drop my dog off for the day is priceless!!!
There are only 5 stars. If there were more, Denise would have them. I knew I'd need help and asked Denise to come to my place and meet Shadow. She came, and (as it happened), I had to go the hospital that day. She gladly took Shadow and then sent daily pictures to me to my email address. We talked almost daily for me to check up on Shadow...and from the sounds of it...she was having a good time and may not want to come home :0) I'd recommend her to anyone who wants a person who will care lovingly for their pet! Thanks, millions, Denise, you made my hospital and rehab stay so much easier by your care for Shadow
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You did an excellent job thanks so much
Denise was great! She was very thorough before we dropped our dog, Bode off at her house which was reassuring. She made sure to get all the details from his vet, to if he needed to be crated, to where he liked to sleep. She was also very flexible stay- he had the freedom of going in and out when he pleased to her fenced in yard, daily long walks through wooded trails, and got to know her two pups and little pig. Denise was available the entire weekend answering texts and sending pictures of what Bode was up to without us even asking. It was comforting to know he was being well taken care of while we were away. I will definitely be asking Denise to watch Bode again!
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Denise is very nice and caring. I will be using her again for sure
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