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Stephanie M.

5 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • 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

Stephanie's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
5 yr 7 mo old

Stephanie's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Stephanie

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! My husband and I have been caring for dogs for over 10 years and we rescued our own fur-baby 4 years ago. Bentley, the resident beagle-mix pup, likes sharing his space and his toys. Because Bentley is a small (30lb.) dog, we'd like to keep our visitors to small or medium sized and make sure that they all get along with a meet-and-greet before their first visit.

Our home is pawfect for your pup's stay, with a spacious, fenced-in back yard and three floors to roam through. Since we both work from home, our visitors will have unlimited attention during the day, unlimited playtime with Bentley and at least three walks per day. And for weekend stays, we offer (on-leash) field trips to Rock Creek Park! We also have reliable transportation, which ensures that your pup can be brought to a vet in case of an emergency.

Previously, I was a professional dog walker, where I became CPR and first aid certified for dogs. We also volunteer with Capitol Canines, a local animal rescue group. We love dogs and are excited to welcome some new friends into our home!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Stephanie M.

5 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 31, 2016


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Home Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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 Stephanie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Stephanie's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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5 Reviews
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Stephanie and Nikhil are the perfect hosts for a small to medium sized pup looking for a loving place to stay on vacay. They have a beautiful 3 floor home in the Petworth neighborhood with lots of space for a pup to run around and have fun with resident rescue pup, Bentley.

Bentley is a very sweet 30 pound beagle mix who loves sun-bathing on his private back deck or running around in his awesome fenced backyard.

As for Stephanie and Nikhil, they couldn't be better to host a pup. They are evident dog lovers who have done everything from foster pups to professionally walking dogs, and of course, hosting pups for friends and family throughout the years. Stephanie is also doggie CPR certified so your pup is safe in hands. Both Stephanie and Nikhil work from home as well, so there is lots of time for hands-on cuddles and walks.

I would highly recommend Stephanie, Nikhil, and of course Bentley for any stays and am confident that your pups would have a great time!
Stephanie's husband Nikhil watched my cat while I was out of town for a few days. He took great care of my lil guy and made sure he got the attention he needed. Very communicative - I especially appreciated the daily updates and photos! Overall, great experience and highly recommended!
Stephanie was super easy to communicate with and sent wonderful photos while we were away to show us our happy pups. They seemed totally relaxed and at home with her and we are thrilled to have found a place we feel so good about when we travel. The house was bright and airy and welcoming! Thank you Stephanie.
This was my second time leaving my dog with Stephanie and Nikhil and I'm so glad I've found them. I occasionally need doggie daycare, but at odd hours since I work in the afternoon/evening and not the morning. They've been gracious and flexible with working me into their schedule. My dog, Obi, has returned happy and tired both times, and the pictures of his stay make me so happy. Bentley is the perfect size to play with Obi, and the perfect temperament. Thanks for loving my pup!
We were lucky to find Stephanie and Nikhil through DogVacay. They live just a few blocks away and are now our regular petsitters and dogwalkers. Our two dogs love them and seem to get along just fine with their sweet dog Bentley. When we did the "meet and greet" our dogs raided Bentley's toy basket pretty immediately and he didn't mind sharing at all!
Stephanie and Nikhil send plenty of pictures from their petsitting visits and walks, which we love getting. They've also been very responsive and flexible when our schedules changed last-minute and when we had an emergency request.
I recommend their services with no reservations whatsoever!
After a brief meet-and-greet, I kept Stephanie and her husband on my radar for any daycare needs of work schedules necessitated. It was nice to have the option when I needed to leave my dog for an extended time. Coordinating drop off and pick up was easy and the hosts were very responsive. I loved the pictures of my guy snoozing away with their sweet dog, Bentley. They're fast friends and I'm glad I have them in the neighborhood for the next time I will need it!
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