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Sandi D.

7 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.5 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
German Shepherd Dog, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Sandi's Resident Pets

Yorkshire Terrier
6 yr 3 mo old
Cocker Spaniel
9 yr 2 mo old

Sandi's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Smoke-free home

About Sandi

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Why settle for just part time care from providers with other jobs?
I do pet care full time!

Come home to a clean & trimmed pet.


Last minute okay - I will p/u!

I'm home days running a dog walking service, walking dogs at midday and providing playtime for my dogs & yours. Why rely on sitters who work during the day when your pet can have full time attention? I'm just a few blocks from the new dog park in Silver Spring and take mine on weekends. (I know how to handle and supervise.)

Two parks are nearby so your pet will get plenty of exercise. Located in downtown Silver Spring for easy p/u and dropoff. Near the beltway Georgia Ave. or Colesville Rd. exits. if you're coming from the airport to p/u your pet it's very convenient.

My car has crates in the back, a sunroof & pop-up rear window for safe and convenient transport of your pet. (Pets should be restrained in the back seat of cars, or crated, for safe transport, according to experts.)

I have several years' experience and great references.

I trained as a vet's assistant, interned w/a couple of vets & am pet first aid certified by the Red Cross. I'm a former legal assistant (BS in legal studies) who understands the responsibilities of pet ownership & care. Your pet is safe with me.

Serving Silver Spring, Takoma Pk, NW DC, Bethesda. Rates may vary by distance. Free pickup for boarding & available until 10:00 p.m. at end of stay for your convenience. See your pet the same day you return, unlike at kennels and daycares. (Which typically charge much more & aren't as safe for your beloved pet.)

I can accommodate those living farther out (e.g. Rockville, Germantown, or downtown DC) for boarding of three days or longer.

In discussing rates please be aware dogvacay gets 15%. For example, for a one week petsit their referral fee might be $50. Therefore sitters have to set rates that make it worthwhile to supervise & care for your pet 24/7.

It's still a great deal compared with the alternative of high priced, crowded and potentially unsafe doggie daycares. I have worked with three dogs that became ill after a stay at a doggie daycare. Your vet will tell you they're safer at a private home than in a group facility where they're exposed to many germs and possibly parasites.

A few tips:

Please do a Meet 'n Greet request instead of just emailing as it speeds up the process. Leaving out your pet's vet records at the beginning of a petsit just in case of emergencies is a good idea.

Please let me know if your pet(s) have any housebreaking issues so I can take precautions such as more frequent walks, pee pads, gates, whatever.

Also please inform me if your pet has separation anxiety or becomes carsick when traveling. It's also essential to know if pet has resource guarding issues i.e. food, toys etc. so I can supervise them more closely.

I have plenty of dog beds and crates so no need to provide them. Please make sure flea/tick meds are up to date and if not use at least 24 hrs. before drop-off. It helps to know what brand of food your pet eats in case we run out.

If your dog needs a bath & trim I can have him looking spiffy when you return.("Puppy cuts" only, i.e. fluffy, no show trims.)

Have a good vacay!

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Sandi D.

7 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.5 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sandi's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Sandi's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$30 /min
$45 /max
$15 /bath
$6 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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7 Reviews
Sandi was great with my pup! Very flexible with pick up and drop off times and willing to take my last minute reservation request. I was happy knowing my pup was well taken care of.
Sandi was our first experience in using Dog VayCay. She made it a great one. Thank to her for her flexibility in being available during this holiday season.
Sandi was very flexible and happy to take our pup into her care. She made sure he had fun and exercised in the park! Also made sure that he ate well. She is very nice and personable and I would not hesitate to ask her again for her services!
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