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Christina D.

18 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 39 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Christina's Resident Pets

Apollo
Rottweiler
Male
6 yr 3 mo old
Honae
Labrador Retriever
Female
5 yr 3 mo old

Christina's House

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Large Yard
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Christina

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Added a new addition to your family? Start their new life with you right with proper Housebreaking and Obedience Training. You'll see you will be welcomed to bring your mannered pup back with you any where you've gone with ease and be complimented on how well they behaved. Contact me for program details.

NOTICE: Your pup(s) (children to some) are PRICELESS! Seeing a low rate on this site can be very appealing and may make you wonder why other rates are higher. But leaving your loved one in someone's care requires that that person has a vast amount experience caring & handling canines, is a responsible, fast, forward thinker who can handle emergencies and understands how a canine typically thinks. This as not a hobby nor a way to make a extra cash from time to time. This is my full time profession were I reinvest in myself for the good of my clients by going to continued educational industry seminars, joining industry groups and practicing what I've been taught. That, plus the number of excellent client testimonials is what I believe sets us apart from others. Thank you.

Acceptance Requirements:
#1 MUST BE POTTY-TRAINED. Unless a puppy:
#2 Social with other dogs & humans;
#3 Vaccinations must be current with Bordatella shot received at least 15 days prior to stay to prevent Kennel Cough;
#4 Meet n' Greet. Unless you are from out of town then special arrangements can be made.

Services & Rates:
All Services below include Rover's Protection Package
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Puppy Rate (1 yr or less)- Puppies require more supervision, more bathroom breaks, cleaning up of accidents, classes in manners, more entertainment and will have crying bouts at bedtime. When they have accidents it will require washing their bedding and areas around the home per incident.

Overnight Stay In My Home Adult Rate (+$5 for Puppy Rate)
$42 per overnight (24 hr stay starts from time of scheduled Drop Off)
$21 per Additional Dog Rate
Late Fee: $9 hourly each dog
$50 Holiday Rate Adult Dog (in effect 2 days prior through 2 days after any Holiday)

Day Care In My Home Adult Rate: (+$5 for Puppy Rate)
Full Day: $32 (from 4 hrs up to 8 hrs)
Full Day Additional Dog: $16
½ Day: $25 (4 hrs or less)
½ Day Additional Dog: $13
Hourly: $9 an hour
+$8 Holiday Rate Adult Dog (in effect 2 days prior through 2 days after any Holiday)

Drop-Ins Adult Rate (+$5 for Puppy Rate)
Traveling to your home to either Walk and/or Feed, Play and Clean Up any accidents. (10 mile radius from my home in Conashaugh Lakes, 30 min visits)
$22 per visit
$11 Additional Dog Rate
$30 Holiday Rate (applies 2 day prior through 2 days after any Holiday)

Overnight Stay in Your Home Adult Rate: (+$5 for Puppy Rate)
$75 per overnight (12 hr stay starts from time of Arrival)
$25 per Additional Dog Rate
Late Fee: $9 hourly each dog
$85 Holiday Rate Adult Dog (in effect 2 days prior through 2 days after any Holiday)
Bath, Brush & Blow: $40
Dog Park Trip: $25 (2 hrs) , $13 Additional Dog Rate. Covers transport to and from NJ dog park, supervision while at play, potty clean up, towel usage, water and treats.

We love & host all breeds but we do have a soft spot for "Bully Breeds" like Akitas, Rotties, Pits and Dobies. They get such a bad rap and that prejudice will change the more we in the dog world continue to educated people how wonderful they truly are.

Sitter's Beliefs & Practices
I have a soft spot for all creatures but my love for dogs wins hands down. Dogs have feelings & are smart. For all the love that dogs give they should never suffer-- not one day in their lives. There is something about dogs that steals my heart-- maybe its their innocence, their vulnerability, their loyalty despite how they've been treated or their forgiveness...maybe its all of it? I try to think of everything they may need & provide for them while tapping into their souls connecting on a much higher level. I do all I can to make it easy for them to convey what they want. Believe me they have plenty to say! I don't see them as dogs I see them as children who have a hard time communicating. Dogs need to be respected, understood & taken care of. They didn't select their owners or living conditions. Because of that we all have a responsibility to keep them safe, raise them right & keep them with us until God decides its time for them to go to Heaven. If you can't do these things for them then don't own one!

I keep a close eye on them & seldom leave the home while in my care. If I have to go grocery shopping or walk another pup at a client's home then they are securely crated for the shortest amount of time as will my two to ensure their safety.

If you give us your permission we will take them for the ride and for a nominal fee will take them on a Dog Park trip. * See Rate above.

I am Pro Adoption. My mind was changed when we adopted our two. Prior to my current two we picked up strays or bought. So many need to be rescued. We support the efforts of all dog rescue groups but especially for Mountain Rottie Rescue & Labs4Rescue, (L4R). I am active on Facebook when helping to place dogs & have been successful with the help of groups we know. Visit & LIKE US on Facebook Dog Gone Happy Milford, Pa to view past clients and for a chance to win (1) Free Overnight stay!

Why I love dog sitting...
I have been a dog lover my whole life. I can't bare to see an animal of any kind let alone dogs get hurt or deliberately abused by their owner or anyone else for that matter. We are all about providing a safe sanctuary for them to live without fear & to provide love whether they are ours or not. We are here to build trust & provide a wonderful experience so that they are eager to come back & stay again & again.

I've worked with dogs who have are aggressive, pulled on leash, picky eaters, on special diets, who avoid taking their medication (yes, we can administer their injections too), who are afraid of thunder, who are lame, seniors, pups, etc.

Meet my pets
We live with a super sweet extremely social, middle-aged male Rottie & a younger, playful female Yellow Labrador. They are not yard dogs. They are seriously SPOILED!!! Blue Buffalo, raw foods, homemade chicken soup & vitamins, morning massages (zen time) & monthly baths all to keep them strong & afford them a chance to live a long, happy & comfortable life. They have the freedom of the first floor (1500 sq ft) in our home & they love to go bye-bye in our Designated Doggie SUV especially to the Dog Park.

We live on 1.46 acres in a gated community with lakes & lots of space to walk. Our block is on a secluded cul-de-sac with a ball field steps away where we play fetch, walk around & sit relaxing as we listen to & watch nature.
My yard is not fenced in however, we can provide a 30 foot leash that covers a lot of area on our walks..

Your Dog(s)
Meet & Greet (Required to determine if a good fit.) A proper introduction is key to success. Please schedule a date & time at least a few days prior to your pup's stay to determine a good fit. Typically speaking we have a 99% success rate, however there are times when pups (or parents) are not a good match with our pups or practices. Out of town? We can accept your dog, however if they do not gel well your dog will be kept in a sectioned off area of my home, typically kitchen. After you depart & things quiet down again we will re-attempt a formal introduction outside & go for another pack walk & that most often does the trick. If this does not work I will make a determination whether to continue working with your pup on socialization skills or ultimately keep them sectioned off in the kitchen while I'm on the 1st floor for the remainder of their stay.)

Must be well socialized with other dogs and people.
*Note: Socialization is the best practice for their well-being. It is especially important for successful Meet & Greets. The best way to socialize is taking your dog(s) to the Dog Park so they can learn the skills they need to acclimate to other dog(s) while in a safe and contained area. This will help them immensely when being hosted.

My home is large & can accommodate up to 4 additional guests. Please be sure this is ok with you.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Christina D.

18 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 39 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 24, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christina's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 13 miles
Daycare At Christina's Home
$32 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$22 /half-hour
$27 /hour
  • Willing to travel 13 miles
Check-ins
$22 /visit
  • Willing to travel 13 miles
Training
$75 /hour
Baths
$40 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$22 each way
  • Willing to travel 13 miles
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18 Reviews
I was very concerned about leaving "Darla" with anyone because she is extremely emotionally dependent on my hubby. Within minutes at Christina house, Darla was sleeping comfortably on Christina's husband's lap. She sent us a pictures and we went away completely relaxed without a worry on our minds. We are so grateful to have found Christina and will DEFINITELY use her again and would HIGHLY recommend her!
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Christina did a great job. The meet and greet was very informative. Her house was a little hard to get to, but once there the surroundings were ideal. Right next to a park where the dogs could be walked. The pictures and video reassured us that our puppy was fine and having a good time. We would definitely recommend her to other dog lovers.
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Christina was amazing. The care she gave our little Penelope was fantastic. We had pictures and videos everyday and she even treated the puppy to an M&M day...Melon and Massage Day. She is obviously a dog person because it shines through the care she provides. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing their dog watched for any period of time. I would use her again in a heartbeat.

Sincerely,
Frank L.
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