I have been taking care of animals my whole life! Primarily caring for my own for 10 years. I currently have 2 Medium Size dogs who are both the...
"We appreciated finding Maya - she kept our Luna during a UF football game since we came in from out of town and were heading to our next..."
"Lindsay was an outstanding host and she was an excellent sitter for our four year old Hound-Mix, Bo! My husband and I were on vacation and we..."
"Hillary was fabulous with our pet. I appreciated her professionalism and attention. Thank you so much!..."
Been caring for animals my whole life! Currently have a medium size dog and a three month old puppy that are both extremely friendly and always...
"Carol and her family were wonderful and took great care of our dog!..."
"Sallie is great! She is always very accommodating and great with my furbaby. I have used her twice and will definitely book her again if I need..."
Growing up I had a beagle who was the sweetest dog ever. We grew up togther and recently he passed away. I miss having a furry friend in my...
"Very friendly and accomodating. Dog was happy amd so was I. I would definately use Huntley again and recommend!..."
"Caroline was wonderful. She worked with our schedule and put us at ease throughout the entire process. Charlie had a great time at her place and..."
"Charlie and her family were so great! I actually think my dog didn't want to leave! I am so thankful she took such great care of my pup:)..."
This is a college town: two out of every five residents of Gainesville attend the University of Florida (enrollment 50,000). Most students live off-campus, and the most popular pet is a dog and many students offer pet sitting and home dog boarding... never mind that one of Florida's rivals is the Georgia Bulldogs. Gainesville was ranked one of the "best places to live and play" by National Geographic Adventure, and most residents live near a dog park where their pets can play. Dogwood Park ($10 daily admission, $45 monthly membership) offers 15 acres and two swimming pools; city-owned Squirrel Ridge Park is a no-cost dog run is frequented by pet sitters. Another free attraction: Paynes Prairie Preserve in nearby Micanopy, where buffalo (!) roam along with alligators, snakes and 270 species of birds; dog sitters keep pets on a leash and off dangerous trails. If you're just out for the day or traveling for the week, find a trusted home dog boarding and pet sitting host on DogVacay.com.
Gainesville's active lifestyle in the humid subtropical climate includes walks with pet sitters to the Downtown Festival and Art Show each fall, or enjoying welcoming restaurants as Amelia's and Big Lou's Pizzeria, where pets can dine with parents or dog sitters on patios. Learn about pet sitting and home dog boarding options in Gainesville at DogVacay.com.