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Viviana R.

23 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Viviana's Resident Pets

Alpha
Rottweiler
Female
10 yr 11 mo old
Gigi
Mixed Breed
Female
2 yr 2 mo old

Viviana's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Viviana

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Vivian and I'm an experienced dog walker and sitter, and owner of 2 dogs (1 golden retriever and 1 senior rottweiler).
My husband and I live in a quiet neighborhood in Maryville, TN. My property has 3.5 fenced acres with lots of trees and a pond so your furry friend can play all day long.

I have what it takes to be the perfect sitter: Patience, compassion, creativity, assertive animal communication and lots of love. Animals are my passion, I have been fostering and owning animals all my life, saving lives of stray dogs, cats, turtles, bunnies and everything in between.

I take training very seriously, that's why I enjoyed being part of the canine good citizen course for my (now senior) rottweiler.

I'm available for dog walking, pet sitting (in my fenced 3.5 acres property) cageless boarding, administering medication and of course, companionship.

I'm athletic and healthy. I love hiking and camping, so if your dog needs exercising, I will provide a very good work out, in a clean and non-smoking environment.

We have zero tolerance for aggressive dogs in our home. Our own two dogs are so submissive they're fine with being with a more dominant one, just not an aggressive one. Although we will do everything possible to not leave personal items within a dog's reach, this is still after all, our home were we live, and not a cage like you would get in so many other places, so if your dog may chews on something of ours, we ask that you please give us a forewarning before dropping him/her off, and take full responsibility if something were to happen. We ask that you bring a bed or a blanket that smells like home, it helps your furry one feel safer when in a new environment. Also, it's best if we don't change its diet while away from home, so if you can bring some of his or her regular food and a schedule we'll stick to it.

You can relax on your vacation knowing you have chosen a big property for your pups stay. Best of all you will be able to receive lots of pictures and videos of your dog having a fun time with me via my YouTube Channel
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Contact Viviana
Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Advanced senior issues

Viviana R.

23 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Viviana's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Viviana's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
23 Reviews
Viviana was awesome! This was the 1st time I've used a site like this and was very nervous about it. Our little boy has anxiety about new places and requires medication, so I was uneasy about leaving my dog in a new place. But she took unbelievable care of our pup and and sent us a ton of pictures and videos. Her home and property are amazing for dogs, with tons of room for them to run around. Will definitely use again!
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Another great experience. Thanks
Great with our dog. Really understanding of pack mentality. Large piece of fenced in property for our pup to burn off some energy. Viviana and her husband are very nice and very flexible with pick-up and drop off times.
My husband and I are verynew to Knoxville and started looking for a pet sitter for an upcoming trip. It was last minute & there weren't many options available but she had good reviews so we scheduled a meet n greet with her. When I saw her place it instantly made me nervous. They have a huge "yard". It's wild, like a section of the woods inside a fence. I ignored my anxiety abt the place since we were out of options & decided to go with it. I should have never done that. Within 2 hours of leaving them she had sent me very long msgs stating one of my dogs was missing, last time anyone had seen her was almost 1 hour prior to that. She made it sound like my dog was a nuissance because they were having people over and they had to go to the store, the fact that my dog was missing in their property made it hard for them to open the gate cause they didnt want her to escape. I called her panicked and she said not to worry because this had happened TWICE before were a dog goes missing and they just wait for them to come back. They called back saying the neighbors had seen my dog walking outside and she couldnt guarantee there werent holes in the fence. By that time we were already frantic and on our way back but over 2 hrs away. Long story short, they found her and she's ok but those were some of the longest hrs of my life. We picked them up and her husband was really apologetic but Viviana never apologized. I dont recommend them for small active dogs. Old large dogs may be ok here.
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What a great option instead of a kennel. Our Golden looked very happy and was well cared for. The daily pictures and videos really made us feel that she was in good hands. I would highly recommend this doggie paradise!
Awesome DogVacay experience!!!! I have 3 dogs (2 large, and one small that thinks he's large). My crew can be picky eaters, and have special (pain in the butt) feeding requirements. During their 12 day stay, there were only 2 hunger strikes (same dog - but days were not consecutive) - that's unheard of anywhere they've stayed (usually my girls go on hunger strike for the first few days, then just pick at their food thereafter - here, they actually ate very well!) They must have felt very at home, and were relaxed enough to eat. I received videos and photos daily while we were out west, and it really eased my mind. There was lots of playtime and social interaction, and I loved hearing about how well they were doing (backed up by video), and loved hearing about how well they did during all the meet and greets. I hate being so far away from them, and can usually never truly relax - but thanks to Viviana, I had complete faith that they were being taken care of perfectly, and were happy and healthy while we were away. This is truly a *family* of dog lovers, and their home and yard are ideal for dogs! I could not be happier with the experience and would highly recommend boarding here. I'd rate them higher if I could. :)
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Another great stay for my babies with Viviana and Brian! They are so worn out when I pick them up! I love that they are so flexible and easy to work with! :)
Viviana and Brian are wonderful hosts! They take great care of my puppies and it is so nice to not have to worry about being gone.
Since we live in the country with plenty of acres for Molly to play, it was great to have Molly stay somewhere that offered the same environment. Viviana provided photo and video updates which helped ease some of the stress dog mom was feeling about leaving her for the weekend. A great place with great people who have an obvious love for our four legged friends. Molly will be visiting often.
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Our dog returned happy, healthy and clean. Lots of territory for the dog to roam as well as inside options depending on the weather. The hosts really know and care about dogs. The host keep the owner well updated with pictures during the stay.
Viviana was amazing! She sent messages, videos and photos regularly to keep us updated on Charli's stay. She was accommodating in every way possible. I'd say there is absolutely no reason to board your dog with anyone else!
Atlas had a great time playing with the other dogs and exploring the yard. I loved getting the picture and video updates! We will definitely be back! Thanks for keeping our dog happy while we were away!
Everything was great! The dogs spend a lot of time outside which my pup loved!
Viviana is terrific. When we arrived, we had a brief greeting, then she led my dog into her house. It was much like the best way to leave an infant or toddler with a sitter. My sister picked up the dog, and she felt very good about his experience. We will return for an overnight next week, and I expect my dog will be happy to see her.
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This is the first time that my new puppy has stayed with Viviana and her husband although my other dog has stayed with them quite a few times. They are wonderful! I was a little unsure how the new puppy would do since the only dog I have ever seen her with was my other one and she has only been with us. She was a rescue and we don't know anything about her, but I know she was well taken care of and I appreciated the updates! It is nice knowing that no matter what comes up in my life if they are available then my puppies will be loved and cared for as if I were with them. Thank you again!
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Another great stay for my dog with Viviana and her husband! They make everything so easy! I love knowing that Jäger is in good hands while I am away.
Viviana and her husband are great with my dog! They send updates, pictures, videos, and answer any messages that I leave! I love knowing that Jäger is in good hands when I can't be with him!
Duke had a great time with Viviana!! She sent us pictures and videos several times a day, so my girls got to see how Duke was doing while we were away. It was the next best thing to taking Duke on vacation with us. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a place for their dog to stay. They have a lot of open space for the dogs to run and play together, and they obviously love dogs. I cannot say enough good things about them!!
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Viviana and her husband are the greatest ever! I always got pictures and videos during my puppy boy's stay and he misses them already. Thank you so much for making my baby feel right at home.
Viviana and her husband were beyond amazing with my dog. I was very nervous to leave my dog with someone else for a week. They were patient, caring and constantly in contact with me (even through thanksgiving day). Thank you caring so much about him (as he has a sad face because he misses you guys already).
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We left our 2 small dogs (one a still potty training puppy) with Viviana for 5 days and I cannot say enough good things! She was in communication often sending lots of pictures and videos and messages letting me know how they were doing. Her and her husband have a beautiful property that is a doggie heaven! It's fenced in with lots of room to run around and play. Their home is very clean and neat and super dog friendly with lots of dog beds and toys and space for the dogs to roam around. Viviana and her husband were so friendly and loved our dogs like their own while we were gone giving us so much peace of mind. I will certainly be using them again in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a pet sitter.
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This was Jäger's first stay with Viviana. I was very pleased with the updates and pictures. Her and husband were great with Jäger and he was exhausted when we picked him up! I know he loves the yard and getting to play with other dogs. I will definitely use her again soon!
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This was my first time leaving my dog, Hugo, with someone overnight. I was very happy to have found someone so amazing in less than 24 hours notice! Viviana and her husband were great! They have a very large fenced in property perfect for any dog and two very friendly dogs that kept Hugo company! Viviana sent me many pictures and updates throughout the day to make sure I knew how Hugo was doing. I am happy to know next time I leave town I have someone I trust to watch Hugo!
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