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Desiree T.

17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Desiree's Resident Pets

Brownie
Mixed Breed
Male
6 yr 11 mo old

About Desiree

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello. I am a loving dog mom who works part time as a dog walker and boarder. I have plenty of free time to add in more doggies to care for. I have a 6 year old German Shepherd/Chihuahua mix who loves sharing his mommy.

My home is open to all dogs. I have two doggy beds and many toys for the dogs to play with. I have an enclosed backyard for them to run around in. I have a treat area with lots of healthy goodies for them. And as you can see Brownie posing on all the furniture, I don't mind letting them on furniture. However, if you don't allow them on the furniture, I will not let them on mine. I want them to feel that this is a home away from home. Same rules apply.
I can guarantee your dog will be safe and happy under my care.

I also don't mind sitting at your place, if you prefer. I know a lot of doggies feel more comfortable in their own home.

Note: If/when rates change, all repeat clients will be able to still book at their original booking price. :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Desiree T.

17 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 29, 2016

Credentials

Background 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.
Course 102 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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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$14 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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17 Reviews
So I wish I could be one of those glowing reviews but unfortunately, can't. My experience with Desiree was as follows: after a very responsive email chain of inquiries and information exchange regarding my dog, I instant booked with Desiree for a weekend of dog sitting. After my husband dropped off our little guy, about two hours later, Desiree called and said she was freaking out because my dog kept barking and urinating in her house. Mind you, this dog is a senior who is totally house broken and has NEVER done such a thing. I calmly asked if he was fed, as it was 7pm and he usually gets fed by 5. Maybe that was why he was acting oddly? Trying to get attention? She said my dog ate some of her dogs food so she didn't feed him a proper supper. Okay. Clue one - feed the dog. He might settle down after. Then, after I advised her to try walking him for a bit, we hung up and she agreed to give it a bit more time. Shortly after, say another hour later, Desiree showed up at my house and dropped my dog off. Yes, he seemed to have trouble adjusting to her (for unknown reasons) but I've never had a problem boarding him with other DogVacay hosts and never had a complaint, let alone a total melt down from a host and a return of my pet. The whole encounter was just disappointing and shocking, on both ends I believe. Fortunately, Dog Vacay made everything right but the experience left a distinctly sour taste in my mouth and I am going to stick to my usual hosts instead.
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Desiree was amazing! I really think our dog would have loved to have stayed longer. She gave us frequent updates and pics of his stay and was easy to deal with when it came to drop off and pick up. We will definitely use her again!
Desiree was super sweet and super communicative, and took Our pup over the busy holiday! Would book her again any time, especially since our dog now loves her! Thank you Desiree!
Desiree is fantastic! I felt safe knowing that she was taking care of Chester while I was at school. She kept me updated with pictures and texts. Chester can be pretty stubborn, and she managed to get him to walk around our block (which he doesn't always do for me). She snuggled with him and left his peanut butter Kong full! I will definitely book Desiree again. Highly recommended.
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Desiree was a fantastic host. She came and met our dog the week before our trip and was very clearly a dog lover. We got daily pics and when we picked Sampson up he was relaxed and happy. Desiree also has an adorable dog of her own which was great company for our dog. Will definitely be booking with Desiree again in the future.
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Desiree was a wonderful dog sitter. She took the time before agreeing to ask questions and make sure her home would be the right fit for my dog Buster. He didn't even cry when I left! He was so excited to play with Desiree and her dog. She sent me pictures and updates throughout the weekend, and was very accommodating to my pickup and drop-off schedule. I couldn't recommend her more highly.
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Desiree was awesome. She made Koombey feel totally at home and me feel comfortable about leaving him for a few days.
Very hospitable and kind! My sweet little pup very much enjoyed her stay with Des! Will recommend to anyone needing a pet sitter.
Desiree was great! Our pooch had a great time with her!
My pup came back happy and tired from her weekend at Desiree's house. She was still tired the next day! Desiree has a great yard for the dogs to run around with her dog Brownie as a built-in playmate. My dog is going back for a vacay in three weeks.
Desiree is our go-to dogsitter. She's been so great. We have had to contact her last minute, and with extenuating circumstances, and she has been a pro about it. She sends great pics - and the pups get so excited when they see her. We're so lucky to have her in the neighborhood!
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Desiree was great as always. Definitely recommend her for anyone looking for a proper, responsible and caring dog sitter.
Desiree and Brownie were great! She was flexible with drop off/ pick up times and most importantly, Dottie came home happy.
Libby had a great time with Desiree and her pup Brownie (real cool lil dog). I can't recommend her enough. I'm booking with her again very soon actually. Her rate is incredibly fair and she truly loves looking after dogs. Do not hesitate to have your dog stay with her. They'll most certainly be in good hands.
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Desiree was great. William was happy and healthy when he came back and Desiree was really easy to coordinate with.
Kernel really enjoyed his stay with Desiree. He was well taken care of and seemed very comfortable in her home. We will definitely be utilizing Desiree the next time we need a sitter. Thank you!
She came to my home for an interview. I really liked that she was familiar with the emergency pet taxi service (just in case) and is a dog walker. I interviewed a number of people who pet sit "on the side" but far prefer someone like Desiree who works with dogs full-time. She sent pics every day and the boys were tired and happy when I returned - exactly the way I like them!
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