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linell h.
Bellingham, WA 98225
87 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

linell's Resident Pets

Carmen
Boxer
Female
4 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

linell's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About linell

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
hi, my name is linell. i am a recently retired nurse and my husband works out of our home. we have 1 young adult boxer who loves other dogs and three cats. i have some grooming experience, some obedience experience and experience caring for ill dogs. we have a fenced medium size yard and we live close to several parks which we visit routinely. we look forward to meeting you and your dogs and making their stay as comfortable and fun as possible. see you soon . Linell
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
linell h.
Bellingham, WA 98225
87 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 16, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At linell's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
Daycare At linell's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$15 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
Baths
$15 /bath
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87 Reviews
Our Mini-Aussie, Gibbs, had his first long vacation staying with Linell- two weeks! He had a great time...He loves Linell, her husband, and her dog Carmen. He was a well-cared for, happy pup when we picked him up.
Great experience for Trey and myself. I would highly recommend Dogvacay. It was much nicer than leaving Trey in a cage!!
Our puppy, Lucy, spent a day with Linell and had a great time.!She was taken for a long walk and came home happy and tired. We plan to use Linell again in the future.
Disappointed in our host. We had a meet and greet the same day she said all was okay with our puppy. He's never howled and is house trained. I needed her to watch him for one boarding night to attend an event 30 minutes away and I believe because she knew that she called me to come pick up my pup in the middle of my event. I missed watching my fiancé get her award and it ruined our entire night. She was accepting of the last minute reservation but with all the driving back and forth very inconvenient and rude when asking me to come pick him up as if it was my fault. I wouldn't recommend.
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As usual, Clio came home happy and tired from her adventuring with Linnel. She's even being gentler with our cat. Linnel's the best!
We are so thankful to have met Linell! Her kind, thoughtful approach with our 11 month old Aussie is so appreciated. Everything from how she greeted the pup, to her cute Boxer, Carmen, to her experience and love of dogs, is more than we could have hoped for.
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Perfect, as usual.
Always great!
Always great!
Perfect as always. Thanks Linell!
Simply the best. I had to convince Prints to come home with me. Love.
Once again Noodle seemed to have a good time with Linell and Mike at their home. He had not been there in almost a year but walked right in like he knew the place and felt comfortable. Linell and Mike are very welcoming and sweet with animals. They take their dog and any guest dogs on longs walks or to the dog park every day. We felt very comfortable leaving our precious Noodle in their care. Noodle was happy when we returned and seemed to have a good time on his doggie vacay. I would highly recommend Linell to anyone.
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Linell was great with our little Noodle, who was recently rescued from a shelter and was a bit of a scared dog. He was able to freely go from inside the house to the yard and also got to play with Linell's charming Boxer, Carmen. Linell took Noodle out to a park every day. He was treated with love and affection and we are most grateful! I highly recommend Linell.
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Lindell did a great job of making my dog fell welcome and happy. I did not worry about her at all. Linell s a true animal lover and I would highly reommend her to anyone looking for a loving, kind , safe place to leave their pet. Cindy B.
Our pooch had a wonderful time (I'm sure) with Linell. Came back happy and well exercised! Thanks Linell!
Worked out just wonderful for our dog. It's so nice to not worry about her when we are gone. Pinellas the best.Thanks
Linell is very patient and kind. She is very accommodating to the needs of each dog. I fell very comfortable leaving my dog with her for our upcoming vacation. Cindy Block
A great stay with Linell, as always.
Thumbs up for another great stay with Linell. :)
always great!
Very comfortable leaving my dog with Linnell. She does great with her.
My dog stays with Linell at least 4 nights a month and often more so I'm tired of writing reviews. I couldn't be happier with the wonderful environment and care Linell provides. This will be the last word!
5 stars it was great
couldn't be better!
always a great experience!
My dog had an excellent Vacay and was so mellow that she rode home with a vanful of goats without batting an eye.
Nico clearly had a great time. Linnel was great and even texted a couple happy dog photos while we were traveling! They were very patient with Nico and his 'puppy ways'.
It means so much to find someone whom we feel 100% comfortable with leaving our furry baby!
Thank You!

Lou and Ali
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Kato had another great stay with Linell. We really appreciated her flexibility with this particular trip. We were visiting family in Chicago and had a sudden and unexpected death in the family (in Chicago). We changed our return dates to be able to stay in Chicago for the funeral. Fortunately Linell was able to keep Kato a little bit longer than originally planned. It gave us peace of mind to know our dog was in good hands while we focused on family during such a difficult time.
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Molly can hardly wait to go back for another pajama party at Linell's.
I can't imagine it any better!
Great, as always! Linell is very observant and knows a lot about dogs.
She is a great dog sitter! Pleasant. Gave my puppy some great exercise. My dog seemed very happy and at home there.
Perfect as always.
My dog had a great time and I was able to relax, knowing she was well cared for, safe and happy.
Linell and her husband are wonderful people and so accommodating; I would use her again in a heartbeat. Even though our little dog came with her potty mat and had never been left before, Linell was up to providing anything she needed and everything went very well. Linell's Boxer dog, Carmen, was a big plus for us. We love the breed and she was a great playmate for our tough little Bugg. In fact, since we brought our pup home this morning she's been a snoozing. She's either missing them already or she's exhausted -- a big win either way.
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I am SO happy my friend told me about Linell! Korra absolutely loved her time there, and I have no doubt that she was just as loved there as at home. I hated to leave our little rescue girl at all, having only had her for 3 months. I didn't want her to feel abandoned again, but we just had to. Linell made her feel at home and comfortable, and she had a great doggy vacay. I would most certainly have Korra stay again if we need a pet sitter in the future.
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Our dog had a great time with Linell. It was a real treat for her! She also has a super sweet dog of her own. Thank you.
absolutely perfect! (I'm getting tired of saying it...)
Linell took great care of our little Noodle for the 12 days he stayed with her. She understands dogs and their unique personalities. Noodle's stay with her was truly a fun vacation for him and we felt secure knowing he was well cared for.
We have been very happy with Linell. She is flexible in meeting the needs of our dog and I feel very good about leaving my little Noodle in her home.
Linell provides a good environment for her dog guests, both indoors and outside. She knows a lot about relating to dogs and was willing to work with my dog to see if he is a good fit for her home. Her dog, Carmen, is also friendly and sweet like Linell. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog in her home.
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We felt very much at ease on our vacation knowing Bingo was in good hands. Linell and her husband are both very caring people and provide a safe, happy, comfortable environment. Keep Linell at the top of your list!
Linell was GREAT! She greeted Jack with a smile and made him feel safe and welcomed during a stressful road trip for him. She took him on a hike and a visit to the dog park (and sent a picture of him having fun so that I didn't worry). She has a beautiful home that was perfect for my two visits to Bellingham this month. We will definitely visit again if we're in town.
Kathy & Jack (border collie-whippet)
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Linnel greeted us on the front porch and very graciously did an on the spot "meet and greet" since we were driving in from out of state. She is clearly knowledgeable about dog behavior and helped Jack feel at home when he was very, very nervous about the new environment. Her backyard is just right for puppy exploration, but her kitties and chickens probably didn't appreciate Jack's antics. She took him to the dog park, and he came home happy and worn out, just the way I had hoped. Thanks for everything, Linnel!
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Great yard, walks in the woods, other dogs to play with. In truth, Lottie was a little sad we came back.
Another great stay with Linell & Mike! I think Kato has more fun at Linell's than he has at home. He never hesitates to joyfully run into Linell's house, and I can have peace of mind that he is in good hands.
Our dog Kato thinks of Linell & Mike as his second family. We could not ask for better care for him!
Molly just thrives at Linnell's. I always feel so good about taking her for a visit.
wonderful, as always!
Another great stay with Linell and Mike! Our dog just loves his time at their house. Thanks again!
Molly clearly had a marvelous time at her 2nd home for a whole week. Linnell texted me photos and a report. I didn't need any reassurance as I know Linnell's care and dog skills are excellent, but I missed Molly and was happy to be reminded that she was well and happy.
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I love to leave Molly with Linnell and Mike and Carmen. They are clearly her 2nd family.
Couldn't be better! Thank you Linnell!
Once again Linell was a godsend. I don't know anyone I would trust as much as her to take care of Charlie. We just went out of the country for 10 days, and Charlie had a blast. He had a shot scheduled while we were gone, and Linell was able to administer it, as well as his daily (pill) medication. I truly do not know what we would do without Linell. She is the reason we are able to travel. Thanks!!!
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Molly had a great time as always. She loves to stay at Linnell's!
Our dog is a bit of a quirky rescue dog - very timid and nervous. We had a vacation planned at the point where we had our dog for only 5 months so were nervous to leave him. He had adjusted well to our family but due to his unstable past, we didn't want him to think we abandoned him and regress in his confidence. When I met Linell, I knew we found the right person to care for our sweet pup. She is so kind and patient, and she was totally willing to be flexible to his needs. During our trip, Linell and her husband really made our dog feel at home. She took him for daily walks along with her dog and gave him lots of playtime. She texted me photos throughout the week to help our family see what our dog was up to. We feel so lucky to have found Linell will absolutely hire her again for our future dog sitting needs!
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Linell was amazing watching our dog while we were gone for 10 days. The dog came home very happy and healthy. The best part was receiving photo updates of the pup the whole trip. I could not recommend Linell enough!
Linell was fabulous and I couldn't recommend her enough. From our initial meeting onwards, I felt completely confident leaving Nellie with her. Linell exudes confidence and calmness. I knew that if there was a problem, she would be able to handle it. Nellie had a wonderful time and in the ten years she's been boarding this was the first time she seemed almost reluctant to come home. It was obvious she'd had plenty of exercise and she smelled fresh too !
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Absolutely great!
Consistently wonderful.
Molly loves to go to Linnell's and I have total confidence in Linnell's care and expertise.
superb as always
What a loving home away from home for Delilah. Linell also took her for some great long walks - she had a wonderful time! Much appreciated.
Always great!! We are so lucky to be able to rely on Linnell Carmen and Mike.
Thankfully once Prints got home he was happy to be here. Linell offers such a calm loving home that Prints isn't quite sure if he wants to leave. There is no question that Linell is an awesome host for a great pet vacay. I'm actually reluctant to write the truth about her because we would like to keep her for ourselves. Your pet is in good hands with Linell.
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I would book a few days a month with Linnell even if I didn't have to for work purposes just because she has so much fun there.
What a great experience! Linell and her husband are clearly dog lovers and it was extremely comforting to know my dog was in good hands while I was out of the country. She is extremely knowledgeable and comfortable with dog behaviors and knows what will and won't work in her home while she's taking care of your dog. She's extremely kind of caring and I had no concerns at all. My dog was tuckered out from all the fun he had while I was gone! I would love to work with Linell again!
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Charlie stayed with Linell for 9 days while we were out of town for the holidays. I didn't worry a bit. She sent pictures almost every day and Charlie had a great time. Linell truly cares about dogs, and goes out of her way to make them happy. I couldn't be happier with the quality of care and attention Charlie received. THANKS!!!
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Linell is fantastic. Between her and her dog, Carmen, I'm pretty sure that Charlie had more fun with her than he has with me. Very trustworthy, competent, and dedicated, Linell not only provides a safe and secure environment for the dogs, but she truly makes their stay special. We will certainly be coming back. Highly recommended.
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I had to cancel at the last minute at what must have been a very inconvenient hour for Linnell but she was so gracious. I will happily pay the fee for the missed reservation. I am so grateful to have this option available for dog care.
Pawsome as always! My dog LOVES to stay at Linnell's.
Linell is an outstanding host. She has a genuine love of animals and is very attentive to their needs and care.

The only reason the stay was completely pawsome, was because of our dog. Unbeknownst to us, he has a strong aversion to cats, which also live at Linell's house, so he spent much of his time protecting his space. No fun for anyone - Linell, her cats, or our dog.

Other than the potential for the classic dog/cat interaction, I would unconditionally and enthusiastically recommend Linell as a host.
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My dog adores staying at Linnell's.
I was nervous about leaving my 4 month old puppy with someone I didn't know. Linell put my fears to rest. Her home is safe and pet friendly. She welcomed my pup in and made his stay a good one. Carmen (resident Boxer) was a great playmate. Thanks, Linell!
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Linell is fabulous. Prints seems very relaxed and happy to go to stay with Linell. I almost don't want to tell anyone how good she is for fear she will be booked when we need her.
Linell is wonderful; my little guy is very excited to head over to her each day! Not like the last place we went to.

She is very easy to work with, which is a blessing for me as my job requires intense focus. I highly recommend her if you have to take your pet to daycare while you work.
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Great once again. Happy pup, happy owner.
Tip top!
My dog adores staying at Linnell's. I am very grateful.
Linell gave Mr. Black a treasured home away from home. He also got to go on adventures with her, to a nearby park, and even on some hiking trails in our area. He was very happy to meet Linell and her family, and obviously well cared for.

This host is very accommodating and I would highly recommend booking with her.
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Linell is great! I have a dog that is very high energy and was concerned he might be too much but Linell did an extraordinary job and was able to read my dog very well. She will definitely be my go to dog sitter from now on.
Wonderful experience, as we have come to expect and appreciate.
Prints was relaxed and happy to go back to Linell's. They had a great day playing. Linell has a good understanding of dogs and pays a lot of attention to how they interact. Prints will definitely be going back to Linell's!
Prints had a very relaxing time at Carmen's. Thankfully he still agreed to come home with us.
Molly always has a fabulous time with Linell. She learned how to be good around chickens and is now fast friends with the lovely young boxer, Carmen. They are so sweet together.
Wonderful, as usual. Totally recommend this host!
I couldn't be happier with our experience with Linell. My puppy had a wonderful time staying overnight. She was introduced to cats and learned to respect and play with them, had a great time playing with the terrific young boxer Carmen (very sweet and gentle playing with my much younger and smaller pup) and got wonderful care and affection from the hosts. Linell was interested in knowing how I am trying to train and socialize the puppy so that she could reinforce. This is a relaxed and happy, animal-loving household. When I picked up my puppy she was joyful and wanted to stay on. Thank you Linell and family--we will definitely be back.
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