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Debbie J.

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75 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Debbie's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
8 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Debbie's House

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

About Debbie

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Let my place be your dog's home away from home!

I have over 20 years of experience taking care of dogs, and I do this because I LOVE it!

Like you, I wasn't crazy about the idea of leaving my pets in a kennel when I had to travel. At the time, in-home dog boarding was not a service readily offered. This gave me the idea to start offering this service to friends and family and, through word of mouth, I've established relationships with many loyal pet owners who, like yourself, don't want to have to worry about their pets while they're traveling. Owner's tell me their dogs get excited when they turn into my neighborhood because they know they're going to have FUN!

What started out as a fun sideline has turned into a full-time profession. I love my job! Nothing makes me happier than making my clients feel confident that their pets are loved and well-cared for while they're away.

Your dog will stay inside and be treated just like one of the family. No cages! I can send updates and pictures while you're gone and I am readily available should you want to check in. Dogs that stay should enjoy being around other dogs and be well-socialized, house-trained, nondestructive, and up-to-date on vaccinations and flea treatment. If your dog is crate-trained, please bring his or her crate.

I am insured and certified in Pet First Aid and CPR and would love to set up a meet-n-greet with you and your pet!

HOURS: Drop-off and pick-up times are by appointment only. Please include times in your request.
Monday-Friday 7:00 - 9:00am, 2:00 - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 12:00 - 7:00pm

First time clients: please provide as much information about your pup as possible.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Debbie J.

Online Now!
75 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Course 101 Graduate
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By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Debbie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
75 Reviews
Debbie was great with our little Yorkie! He has never stayed with someone who isn't family, so we were a bit nervous. But Debbie sent us pictures and updates daily (or more), and we felt very in-the-loop on his vacay. We picked him up and he was happy and exhausted - win win!
As always, Debbie was great. After a less than savory stay elsewhere the last time I went out of town, I contacted Debbie this time and she was happy to keep Santana, per usual. My baby came back healthy, happy and pooped from all the fun she has when she goes! From now on, I will only be utilizing her services. Highly recommend.
Very thankful for Debbie and the time our Aussie spent with her over Labor Day weekend. All of the other great reviews are true, Debbie knows what she is doing and created a great environment for all of the dogs. What a relief to go out of town and know that our girl was safe and sound and having as much fun as we were. I will be calling again! Thank you Debbie for all the pictures as well, it did my heart good the entire trip.
I was disappointed to learn that there are no full refunds should a cancellation request is sent less than 7 days in advance.

My husband got the flu a day before and I advise Debbie at the time. she said it is her policy, but how does someone anticipate being sick 7 days prior to the reservation?

I will go out of my way to find someone else.
Debbie is great with Alli! I do not worry about leaving Alli with Debbie. Debbie truly enjoys her job.
Fantastic as always!
My husband and I had to travel to Columbia with our dogs and we are so thankful we found Debbie! Our dogs have pretty bad separation anxiety, but they did so great with her. She truly loves what she does! Her dog Coop is so calm and sweet and really helped put our dogs at ease. We will definitely be booking with Debbie again!
Debbie took great care of Alli! She kept me updated and sent me pics of Alli during her stay. I felt very comfortable leaving Alli with Debbie and did not worry about her during my vacation. Debbie is great with all dogs, but especially with senior dogs. Every time we go on vacation I will try to book a reservation in advance so I can schedule Alli's stay with Debbie.
Debbie was AMAZING! Our new rescue stayed with Debbie for the first time and had a Ball! Debbie was extremely accommodating and kept us updated with pictures and video clips of our little lady throughout our trip. Debbie was also very understanding and helpful with soothing our own anxiety about leaving our pup. Your dog is guaranteed to have the time of his/her life. As much as our Stella was excited to see us when we picked her up, it was clear she missed all the friends she made. I promise that you and your dog will be in good hands. Thank you Debbie!
This was Ruby's first stay with Debbie and she will definitely be going back! The daily picture updates reassured me that I didn't need to feel guilty at all for leaving her behind.. I think she had more fun on vacation than I did! She came home a week later exhausted and happy. I recommend her to anybody with a social dog!
Debbie is such a wonderful Canine Host! Beau loves going to see Debbie and Cooper when ever he gets the chance. When we start to pack our bags, Beau starts to get his bags ready. Beau is always up for a fun visit with Debbie. Debbie puts our mind at ease and we know our Beau is in great hands!
Debbie is responsible and such a great host. Our Dog Beau loves to go visit Cooper and Debbie. We went to Panama and were gone for a week. Debbie gave Beau extra cuddles and attention since we were gone longer than normal. Debbie is tuned into what our pet needs and takes care of him so well. We love to get photos of Beau having fun at Debbie's place.
What can I say...Debbie is such a great mammal mom... Or Maybe I should call her the Doggie Mama. The Dogs all love her and our Beau is no exception... When we get close to her neighborhood, he gets SO excited to know he gets to spend time with Cooper and Debbie for a little while! Beau wants us to go away so he can go play!
Debbie is the best place to bring our BEAU! Beau thinks Debbie and Cooper are awesom Pawsome and loves to go to Doggy Vacay!
Our dogs had fun playing & she sent pictures to prove it! Would definitely recommend!
My 3 dogs are well taken care of and have a blast at Debbie's!
Cali has been vacationing with Debbbie and Coop. She loves playing with her friends and is very excited when we are near Debbie's home. After Cali's vacay she is happy and tired. Debbie sends us great pictures throughout the vacay & we feel good knowing our dog is having a great time while we are apart.
Debbie was absolutely amazing. She kept me informed on how my dog was doing and she sent several texts to keep me updated. This was my first pet sitting experience and I have to say it went so smooth and I felt 100% comfortable with Debbie. Thanks for everything Debbie and Roman will definitely be seeing you again.
Victor had an amazing time, and I loved the pictures I received from Debbie throughout his stay!
Victor had another great stay! Thank you :)
Debbie was wonderful! I have used her more than once and my dog has a great experience every time! I especially like how Debbie keeps me updated and sends pictures!
Debbie was fabulous with my dog. I planned this day as a "her comfy" for my dog for an upcoming stay. She was calm, happy, and relaxed when I picked her up. This is not normal for her, so I was thrilled that Debbie created this environment!
Great as always!
The best, it is difficult to take Beau anywhere else. We feel so good about the care Debra gives our little fur friend.
As always Debra is a great a wonderful dog care taker! Beau can't wait to go to see Cooper and socialize when we are out of town.
Love Debra, she is organized, Beau loves to visit and play with the other Vacay-tioners! We never worry about Beau when he is with Debra.
She's the absolute best! My dogs look forward to visiting her!
Debbie was the best!! I was in town for holidays meeting my future in laws, so needless to say a little stressed out. I couldn't keep my chihuahua at their house so a friend suggested dogvacay. I'm a tech user uber/ left/ air bnb etc so I gave it a shot. What an awesome user experience! Debbie sent me pics of my dog throughout the 5 days. Also she did this on Christmas Day!!! Thank you Debbie for taking care of my Princess Leia!!!
Debbie was wonderful and took great care of Miller! He had so much fun he didn't want to get in the car when I came to pick him up. I will definitely be using her from now on whenever I need to go out of town!
My dogs love staying with Debbie. She clearly cares for the dogs in her care and goes the extra mile to make sure the dogs are happy and well cared for. She makes reservations very easy and even sends pictures and updates of my dogs while they are staying with her. I can't recommend Debbie highly enough!
Debbie wasso caring and great with Logan and sent us precious pictures of Logan playing with his new buddies. We were apprehensive about leaving our puppy for the first time for a whole week but the care he received was awesome. We are even going to see about Logan having a few weekdays a month with Debbie so he can run around and play with the others.
I leave Ollie with Debbie every time I go away now. She's always so great and it's so nice to have someone I trust in town that Ollie loves to stay with!
Debbie is the best! Whenever Tilly is not traveling with us, we take her to Debbie's. We always get picture updates of Tilly playing with the other dogs and having a great time. When we show up at Debbie's house, Tilly sprints inside because she is so excited. When we come to pick Tilly up, Debbie has all of her things packed up for us and ready to go. I definitely recommend Debbie for your dog's vacay!
Holly is a very skittish dog that doesn't immediately take to other people or dogs. As soon as I took her to Debbie's, Holly must have picked up on good vibes and she immediately fell in with Debbie's dog, Coop. I received updates and pics of Holly's stay. I know Holly thoroughly enjoyed her stay because she was worn out for the next two days after I got her home. I just booked Holly's second stay with her and I know she will be so excited to play with her fur-friends again.
My dog enjoyed himself!
Another good day ...
You won't find a better (friendlier, more capable, responsive, and responsible) sitter for your dog!
Our dog Tux loves being with other dogs more than anything so staying with Debbie is perfect for him because he gets lots of play time. Debbie sends us updates and pics which is an added bonus!
Awesome as always!
Chipper had a great time with Debbie and the other dogs. He was asleep on the ride home almost immediately. I loved that I felt comfortable leaving him at her house and will definitely drop Chipper off there again when we're back in Columbia.
Debbie is so great with my pup! Highly recommend!
Debbie took such good care of our dogs! She sent us lots of pics of them while we were away and we came home to two happy and healthy furbabies!!
Debbie is my go to sitter. Rex has such a great time there that he sleeps for a week when he comes home. It is doggy camp.
Monti always has a blast when he stays here! It's always nice to receive picture updates on how he's doing.
Mocha had a ball with six or seven other dogs. We didn't worry for a minute during the ten days we were gone. Debbie took wonderful care of our little darling and we loved getting photos and a quick email each day. We highly recommend Debbie and! I have recommended her to several local friends and to others who don't live in my area, including someone I struck up a conversation with in the airport!
We took our Italian greyhound, Lucy, to stay for the first time with Debbie. Lucy stayed for the weekend and she loved it! Debbie was so kind & caring with Lucy. You can tell she loves dogs and has one of her own, who is so gentle and well mannered. It really gives us peace of mind that Lucy is well taken care of. Thank you Debbie for taking care of our Lucy like she was one of your own :) We will be back!
Debbie is wonderful! My dog has pretty severe separation anxiety when we go out of town...BUT he did not show any of this while at Debbie's! He had a great time, played with other dogs, ate GREAT and probably would have preferred staying there instead of coming home with us! I will definitely be using Debbie again!
Debbie is fantastic and I feel completely comfortable leaving my dog Ollie with her. She even sent me photos of him during the stay so that I could see that he was doing well. I will definitely be requesting her for future vacations to take care of Ollie!
My guy had a great time!
My dogs enjoyed their stay with Debbie! They got a chance to play with other dogs and spend time outside in her backyard. Debbie sent me pictures throughout the day showing me what my dogs were doing and the new friends they were playing with. Best part of all, my dogs came home exhausted!
Debbie was very responsive and gave Chao Goay a very social experience. He was very happy when we got him and also very sleepy!
We love leaving Beau with Debbie when we go out of town. We relax and have fun and we know Beau is safe, being cared for and having a lot of social dog time! Debbie is the dog whisperer.
Fantastic experience. We are so comfortable leaving our dog with Debbie. Debbie is caring, attentive and calm. Beau loves spending the night!
Debbie is the dog whisperer! Our Bichon loves to go to Debbie's house and play. Debbie takes Beau for walks and he is so tired when he gets home. He has a great time every time we leave Beau with Debbie.
Awesome our dog loves to spend time with Debbie.
Debbie was wonderful! She gave my chihuahua (who can sometimes be a little shy) lots of TLC. My dog clearly loved staying with her. I definitely plan to book with Debbie when I go on my next trip!
Debbie is a fabulously knowledgeable and skilled pet sitter. Her love for dogs is obvious... our Charlie immediately took to her and her wonderful, gentle alpha male dog. They make an amazing team! Debbie was very sensitive to the fact that I was nervous about leaving Charlie first time ever, and was kind enough to text photos and updates that reassured me to the point that I didn't worry at all. I highly and most emphatically recommend Debbie J!
Debbie was great. She sent many pics of a happy and often exhausted pup. He love playing with the other dogs. He is crashed now. Highly recommend Debbie.
Our pups had another great stay with Debbie! From the pictures Debbie sent, we could tell that Zoey and Victor had a great time playing with the other pups :) I'm sure they can't wait to go back this coming Friday.
Zoey and Victor will definitely stay with Debbie again! Debbie's communication was amazing before, during, and after the trip. My pups had an amazing time playing with Debbie's dog and the other guest dogs. They were also given the freedom to play in her fenced in back yard and relax in her home. I was very impressed with all of the great pictures Debbie sent during their stay, too! Those alone showed me that Zoey and Victor were having a great time, and they definitely came home all tired out from all of their activity. Thank you again for everything, Debbie :)
Five stars all the way!
On short notice, Debbie welcomed our large bred dog into her home when our travel plans changed and we couldn't get our dog to our intended destination. And with a surgical procedure pending we were worried that Cali would have to go in a kennel. Her last kennel experience had been a horrible details necessary.

A friend recommended DogVacay--her roommate is in the program and she said we would be very happy with the loving atmosphere in the home setting of a caretaker.

Cali was all smiles when we picked her up. She wanted to show off her new friends! Debbie sent us pictures each day of our dog smiling!! I haven't been able to get photos like that myself the last 2 years. Thanks Debbie for the love and care you offered our dog during our stressful 2 days at the hospital.
Debbie was wonderful. She is obviously an animal lover, with 5 dogs of her own. She gave me a great rate for a 4 hour boarding. She even sent pictures of Simon during his stay!
Debbie was great! She was very accommodating to my last minute plans and was so nice and friendly. My pup was very relaxed when I picked him up and I would feel comfortable leaving him in her care anytime. I highly recommend!
Monti did great for being left for the first time. Debbie sent lots of photo updates of Monti playing and having a good time. Very easy to work with and Monti will definitely stay here again.
This was our first time using DogVacay and Debbie j. My family immediately felt comfortable leaving our 5 month old, shy, Boxer puppy in her care. Our puppy was happy being around Debbie , her dog, and the other dog that was pet sitting. She sent updates and photos each day. Her home is very warm and welcoming and we will definitely use her services whenever we're on vacation.
Again, Debbie has more than met all expectations and more. I was delayed in my travel and she helped me organize getting Harley taken care of for an extra day. Regular picture updates helped me feel good knowing that he was happy and being well cared for. Thanks again, Debbie.

We have had several experiences with pet boarding facilities. Our dog would come back with stomach issues, depression and weight loss. Taking a vacation without our pet started to be to much stress. Now that we have found Debbie we have no more worries. She is great! Her house is ideal for our Bella to have free reins. We were gone for 8 days and received several pictures of how much fun she was having. Debbie's name has already been shared with friends and family and we have already booked Bella's next visit!
I had to change dates and times on Debbie twice at the last minute. She was so helpful and flexible!
Debbie was absolutely great! Our puppy had a great time at her home! Debbie sent multiple pictures daily, so we knew that our dog was having a great time. We will definitely use her again!
My dog was immediately comfortable with Debbie and her dog. Felt great about leaving her in her home!
We are very particular about where our baby stays. In fact, we have missed many trips because we didn't have a place we wanted to leave. We left here with Debbie for a week and were delighted. Our little Millie was happy and satisfied; we received wonderful pictures and were in touch with Debbie on a daily basis. We now feel comfortable if we can leave her with Debbie when we need to be out of town. Thank you, Debbie.
Another amazing visit with Debbie! I can't say enough how great my experience has been with her. Lots of pictures, always reachable, extremely accommodating, and just plain great! Thanks again, Debbie. I look forward to using you again really soon.

Debbie was terrific. Very friendly and accommodating to arrivals, etc. The best part was that she emailed me pictures of my dog throughout the stay so I knew he was ok. I will use her again!
Debbie was organized and warm. Beau ( our 5 month old male Bichon Frise ) enjoyed his stay with Debbie and her dog Cooper. Debbie responded quickly, she answered our questions, and made Beau feel right at home. Cooper and Debbie's two cats were used to having pets stay with them and were very welcoming as well. Debbie administered Beau's medicine and took care to make sure it was done correctly. When we picked Beau up we knew he had a great time playing with the other dogs and Debbie's nieces and nephews. We would definitely have Beau stay with Debbie again. We did not worry about Beau, we knew he was being cared for and was having a good time. Debbie sent us pictures of Beau and communicated with us when we were gone. Beau fell asleep on the way home, because he played so much with his new friends. Thank you Debbie and Cooper!
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