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Linda M.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

Linda's Resident Pets

Gira the Gray
Italian Greyhound
Male
14 yr 11 mo old
Santos
Italian Greyhound
Male
8 yr 11 mo old
Ciro
Italian Greyhound
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
may have foster(s)
Italian Greyhound
Male
9 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Linda's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Linda

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**8th yr as Pet Sitter. 40+yrs pet experience. 11th year as a foster parent/advocate for Tx Italian Greyhound Rescue (TIGR)
**Prefer under 20#, $25/24hr, but will consider larger if calm/gentle for $35-45/day fee.
**Daily updates via facebook, email, text
Flexible drop off and pick up: 6:30 am to 10 pm or by prior arrangement.
**6 ft. wood fence and double gated assure safety. Covered patio, shade trees, and sun sails make it possible to be outside some in most weather. Large park is 1/2 block from Destination Downdog.
**I have had dogs all of my life including Poms, Terriers, Irish Setters, Labs, MinPins, Collies, mixes, bullies, and Italian Greyhounds. Large or small each canine is unique and requires knowledgable care. Walks if requested, social interaction, individual play and snuggle time.

**Must be spayed/neutered unless under 6 month old, wear ID tag, current shots, bring special blanket/toy, food, treats, medication

*No Smoke *No Small Children *Oral medication given gratis
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Linda M.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Linda's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Linda's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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16 Reviews
Didn't realize I never left a review! This was their 3rd time with Linda. I always felt very comfortable leaving them there. We've moved away and are unfortunately unable to use Linda anymore, but she's my comparison point whenever looking for a new dog sitter!
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Linda is great! She took awesome care of Ringo and sent us pictures and updates. He's a shy dog, but he seemed to enjoy playing with her other dogs. We will definitely use her again and recommend her to others!
Linda was assume will use her again in future
Linda was great with my dog Hershee, she is a big baby and needs lots of attention and affection but she can be hesitant around new people and especially new dogs. The moment I pulled up Linda got on her level and let hershee approach her and get comfortable and then introduced us to her dogs. Her dogs were pretty respectful of Hershee's space and I felt comfortable leaving her after a few minutes of acclimating. Hershee came back happy and healthy and we were very satisfied with Linda's care.
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This was our first time leaving Dexter with someone else, and Linda was great with him! He wasn't sure what to think of her dogs at first, but he mellowed quickly and blended right in.

She kept us updated during our trip, and he was comfortable and made himself right at home there.

We'll definitely contact her again in the future!
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Linda was professional, courteous, and experienced with caring for dogs. Our special needs little dog was nervous at first but Linda wasn't. She smoothly whispered to our nervous girl and things went great.
Always so great! Another good time for Molly!
My dog was well taken care of! She took pictures of my dog on perfect care, always good with the updates! Will be using her again for sure!
Linda was great! She was very accommodating and easy to work with to schedule everything. I felt very comfortable leaving my boys in her capable and well organized hands. Her dogs are very sweet and easy to get along with. I would highly recommend her!
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Linda was great with Martina. She sent me videos and notes throughout the week to let me know Martina was getting along well.
2nd time using Linda, and it went great! They seemed happy and well taken care of. Had the opportunity to play with new friends. I love, love all the pictures she sends usually with a little description of what they've been up to.
It was nice knowing they were able to snuggle on sofas and beds, instead of being mostly in a kennel. Seems like they were kept entertained by playmates their size, and I didn't have to worry about them escaping with the double and triple fences. Linda was really nice and sent us a picture each day which we loved!
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Again, our dog had a great stay with Linda while we were on vacation for a week. She sent us photos so we could see how he was doing. Looks like he had a great time relaxing and playing with the other dogs. Thank you!
Linda kept our min-pin more than 2 weeks while we were on vacation. He got along great with her dogs and she sent photos frequently which relieved any anxiety on my part! I think he was actually sad to come home because he had such a good time playing with his new friends. We never once worried about him knowing he was being well taken care of. I'll never leave him at a kennel again. Thank you Linda!
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Linda is truly a dog person. She had three of her own and Scooter immediately joined in the group. She send me pictures every day along with updates on how he was doing. She has a very safe environment for the dogs. I will definitely take my dog back to her in the future!
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Linda kept us posted with Our Ozzie throughout his stay. He loved playing with all her dogs and was worn out when we got home. We felt very comfortable with leaving Ozzie here and will do so again when we need a sitter. Thanks Linda!
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