"It was my first experience, so I was quite nervous. But Sheri and Jim were so pleasant and inviting that I was at ease quickly. Lovely home,..."
"We have recently moved to Lakeland and needed someone to take care of our "fourth Child" our portuguese water dog Mabel for a few days. I found..."
My name is Cynthia and I love dogs! My husband and I live in a 3 bedroom home with our 9 month year old dog Cooper! We work regular jobs but we...
Hello my name is Natasha and I am a college student looking to take care of your pets, I love pet, I will always make sure that they are okay,...
"Brianna did a great job watching derby! Her other dogs and backyard definitely tired out my pup. I'll be sure to use her again :)..."
"Our dogs developed an immediate liking for Patricia. It was apparent tha she took good care of them. And she is a delightful person to work..."
"This was my first time leaving with my dog with someone I didn't know well and I was very nervous. After leaving Kiki with Michelle for a..."
Hello, my name's Tori and I have lived with and cared for animals my entire life. I've owned several dogs; with breeds ranging from Mutts to...
I have loved pets all my life and have been involved in Puppy Raising for the Seeing Eye Dog Program. I have always had pets as a adult. My...
"Great experience, I took my little yorkie to Mrs. lori and she took great care of her! She sent pictures and kept me informed on how my dog was..."
"Debbie was flexible and great! It was my very first dog Vacay and she made it smooth and easy. My dogs had a great time and I felt very..."
"Shea and Rachael are great! My dog was sad she had to come home with us. They treated her like she was part of the family. We'll definitely..."
"Denise was an excellent host. She has a wonderful grassy back yard, completely fenced, that our dog was free to roam via convenient dog door. I..."
"Vinson was a great host to our baby girl! Of course we were nervous about leaving her a couple of nights with someone she never met! But Vinson..."
"when I drop Skipper off he didn't even see us when we left he was enjoying being there with Linda she was so kind and understanding that..."
"She is the best! even thought our puppy how to give her paw. Thanks Jessica for taking care of Ella while we were away...."
Your loved ones are invited to stay in our home. We provide a safe, and interactive day full of love, exercise, walking, feeding and emergency...
"Jamie was an awesome host for our little Lucy. She sent us updates throughout the day! Lucy had a great time with her new friends and we will..."
Jack and Esme have been caring for Zeechi for about a year now and couldn't be happier with our experience. We never planned on owning a pet...
"Linda and Chuck were very warm and hospitable at the Meet 'N Greet and Joey seemed very relaxed around them. His first daycare stay with them a..."
Hi! My name is Cindy and I would love to take care of your pooch. I am home all day so your pet will have constant supervision. I have 2 dogs of...
"We felt very good leaving our dog here. She was well cared for and enjoyed the kids! We will definitely use them again. Thank you!!..."
"Karen was extremely welcoming and flexible. She was very easy to work with and our dogs had a great time at her place. We will definitely use..."
"Very professional. Lot of space for my dog to play. When we picked him up he was tired and happy. Can't ask for much more. We would be happy to..."
I have 15 +, working with all kind of breed, I have rescued over 200 dogs and cats from streets. I have taken care of them and rehab them to be...
"I was very happy with Nelson and Sandra. Nelson had a lot of knowledge about dogs and how they interact and explained how my dogs would be..."
"My dad and I came into town for my sister's wedding. Unfortunately, my dad's dog wasn't invited to the wedding or to the rehearsal so we left..."
I'm a 39 yr old male who has a passion for dogs! I have been around dogs my whole life and I have a fenced in 2 acre lot for the doggies to run...
"Cheryl walked the dogs for us & it was great..."
"Garrett did a great job keeping our puppy happy for the weekend!..."
Lakeland (population 100,000) is the big town between Tampa and Orlando on Interstate 4, and here Man's Best Friend and dog sitting is as much of daily life and the lifestyle as the ubiquitous citrus, cattle and tourism industries. On a typical hot and humid day you'll find pets, residents and dog sitters taking a promenade on the Lake Mirror Promenade, or absorbing the neo-classical architecture of Hollis Botanical Garden. Diogi Park, a 6-year-old dog park frequented by most pet sitters, is a popular pet place to see and be seen; named for a canine killed in the line of duty, the facility has full amenities and an agility course. Of course Lakeland's best bet for finding home dog boarding and pet sitting hosts is DogVacay.com.
Most Lakeland businesses are decidedly friendly to pets and dog sitters. Dogs and pet sitters are welcome together at the open-air Lakeside Village shopping center, at Bruster's Real Ice Cream (dogs receive a special "sundae" complete with bone-shaped crunchies, and the comfort-food institution downtown called Fat Maggie's for the English Bulldog on the premises. Alas, two traditional attractions – the indoor Lakeland Square Mall and Joker Marchant Stadium, spring training home of the Detroit Tigers -- don't allow dogs... two more reasons why Lakeland counts on the dog sitting and home dog boarding hosts available at DogVacay.com.