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Julie M.

74 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Brittany, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, English Setter, German Longhaired Pointer, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Pointer, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Julie's Resident Pets

9 yr 1 mo old
11 yr 1 mo old
Russell Terrier
14 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Julie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Julie

37 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Doggie Bed & Breakfast offers pet sitting services in Sacramento, CA. I am a professional pet sitter who is insured and able to provide excellent care for your pets.

A $10 surcharge will be added to all services rendered on the weekends of Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, and New Years Day.

I currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

Your baby will adore our comfy spacious California ranch-style home. The back garden is the highlight! There they can explore the large grass lawn with lots of room to roam, (fully enclosed by 6' fencing and safely gated), fruit trees, sunshine and shade.

Inside the house, your dog(s) will enjoy napping in comfort with new play-pals, and sleep in our bed at night if that is what they are used to - whatever their habits at home we hope to replicate here, so their stay is minimum stress + maximum enjoyment!

The dogs have indoor/outdoor access through a dog door. There are 2 cats on location so dogs must be socialized not to attack them.

My Qualifications
• I'm trained in pet first aid & CPR
• I have plenty of doggone good references.

When you hire Doggie Bed & Breakfast you will get the best service possible for you and your pets!

Doggie Bed & Breakfast provides the following services:
• Pet sitting
• Pet Taxi

My home is set up to accommodate up to 3 guests at a time. I require a meeting for first-time guests to make sure they are compatible with my 4 dogs. This can be done at your convenience, just give us a call.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Julie M.

74 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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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
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Julie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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1 Testimonial
Feb 2017
Julie home is a loving and caring environment for all dogs. When my dogs visit I am amazed at how well all the dogs interact with each other. I really don't know how to explain it except she makes the dogs feel at home and at ease. I was able to tell this on my meet and greet, that allowing her to take care of my dogs would be safe and satisfying for my babies. Although i hate leaving my babies behind sometimes it is necessary and I won't trust them anywhere else but with her. I just can't say enough good things about her and her husband.
74 Reviews
It was a very difficult decision to board my baby, Tillie. She’s only stayed with people that she knows really well. After looking at Julie’s review and Yelp, I called her and we scheduled a meet and greet to see if Tillie would fit in with her dogs. She did well so we scheduled our visit.

I got texts from Julie throughout the day, which made me feel so much better. She even took care of a minor mishap while I was there and did so flawlessly. I was totally IMPRESSED!!!

Going forward, I will only use Julie to take care of Tillie.
Julie is quick to respond, we did a meet and greet prior to our dog's stay to see if it was a good fit, which was great. We have been there 2 times already, and I have had no worries while our baby was in her care!
Very caring place to leave your dog. I was a bit disorganized and Julie and her family were very flexible and accommodating. All the dogs here look happy, their eyes are bright and they are running around exploring the many things to see in the yard. My little guy did ok his first night away from mama. When I came to pick him up he was glad to see me but in no hurry to leave. He's actually more anxious when I come home from work every day than he was when I picked him up. I think he really enjoyed the other dogs and the family. He will be coming back for daytime play and any other overnights.
Julie is a true lifesaver. My previous sitter quit with little notice, leaving me in a bind a thousand miles from home and my 4 legged kids. Dogvacay was excellent in reaching out to hosts, and Julie, called and put me at ease immediately. She was willing to fill this void with literally no notice. She issued a custom quote for the situation, gave me all her info, shared her experience, and we discovered some things in common besides our mutual love of animals. She went to our home almost immediately, reassured me the kitties were fine, sent pictures, and called me, and has kept me informed even with the distance and communication problems inherent with my location in rural Alaska. I recommend her unreservedly, she even has offered help to place a very friendly feral cat that has taken up residence in my backyard. 5 stars plus!
What a garden of Eden for dogs! I want to stay there. My 18 1/2 year old dog came home relaxed and happy. Julie and her helpers really know dogs and were not at all daunted by my senior pet and his diminished abilities. He had a great, safe visit. We will absolutely book with Julie again.
Julie was a fantastic host as always! When my two doxies stay with her I know they are loved and feel right at home in her house. I love that I can always count on her for pictures and updates. Julie is definitely my go-to when my pups need a vacay :)
Julie was great, as always!
My dogs thoroughly enjoyed their vacation. I just love the set up where the pets have constant access to the backyard. My dogs were well loved while I was gone. I am forever indebted to Julie for her flexibility with me when a family emergency came up
Julie took good care of our dog. She even shared with us nice pictures during his stay. We would send him there again.
Our dog Lola enjoys her stay with Julie. I really enjoy the photos she sends us. Terry
Once again, Toby was a very happy boy staying with Julie and playing with his furry friends! :)
She was very tuned in to our dog. She did a nice job sending some pic's. Her communication was very good.
My furbaby Shirley has only stayed with family and close friends and never slept alone (spoiled pooch alert!) so naturally I was really apprehensive about leaving her with a pet sitter for the four days I needed to head to Big Sur on business. The minute my husband and I arrived at Julie's home we were at ease. Julie and her husband are very kind and obviously LOVE the animals entrusted in her care. Between the awesome dog park they've created in their backyard and the great condition of their own pups (two of which have made it to 14 and 19 years old!) I knew we were leaving our girl in capable hands. I highly recommend Julie if you're looking for a great dog vacay for your pup. :)
As always Julie takes great care of Jimmy. I have tried boarding him elsewhere but his anxiety issues gets the best of him. When he stays with Julie, he comes home tired but anxiety free! Great loving environment!
Julie is very flexible with regards to drop off and pick up times. Londie was a very happy guest.
Toby had a wonderful time playing with the dogs that were visiting. Thank you so much for providing a great place for him t stay when I am out of town
Julie took the best care of my rat dog Cookie. Having an introduction a few days before made me feel at ease leaving Cookie in Julie's care. Julie also sent photo updates every other day if not every day. Julie was also incredibly responsive via the DogVacay app and text. I highly recommend Julie for you and your best fur friend(s)!
Julie is really great with our dog who can be a bit anxious. Highly recommend!
Julie took the best care of my rat dog Cookie. Having an introduction a few days before made me feel at ease leaving Cookie in Julie's care. Julie also sent photo updates every other day if not every day. Julie was also incredibly responsive via the DogVacay app and text. I highly recommend Julie for you and your best fur friend(s)!
As usual, Toby came home home very happy with his stay with Julie! :)
Always love when Willie stays with Julie! She takes great care of him.
Julie was great in taking care of Toby, He was very comfortable with her dogs and fit right in with them! I have already booked Toby's next stay with Julie. Thanks again! :)
Working with Julie is always so easy. She repeatedly works with my schedule, which makes getting away so much more easy. She also takes incredible care of my pups. They are always eager to get into her awesome backyard to run around with their friends.
Julie is the best host we've had on DogVacay. Her home is the perfect home-away-from-home for our puppy Charlie. He has so much fun playing with all the dogs she hosts as well as her own pets.

Julie and her husband are super sweet and attentive to all dogs, just like if they were their own.

I highly recommend her services.
I enjoyed my vacation knowing Jasper and Chewie are in good hands. Thank you Julie.
Julie is amazing! Sarge loved his time with her and her family. She has a great setup, is very responsive, and even sent us pictures and updates while we were away. Terrific host.
Julie is warm and friendly and well organized. Our dog was well taken care of and enjoyed Julie's dogs. We would definitely use her again. It was pawfect . Terry
Julie is a refreshingly normal person. Pleasant, easy-going, and obviously loves dogs. My elderly dog got along fine with her pack of four, plus one or two extra daycare dogs and vacation dogs that were there. All the dogs got along beautifully together and were very relaxed. Julie even let my dog sleep in the same bed with her. My dog was calm and happy when I came back and clearly had enjoyed playing and hanging out with the other dogs. I can recommend Julie very highly. This was my one night test to make sure all would be well when I take a longer vacation. I'm very pleased
Julie was fantastic! So easy to deal with and she has a great setup for the dogs - tons of backyard space and they can come and go inside as they please. Very flexible with pickup and drop off too. I highly recommend her.
Thank you, Julie, Sherry, and all who took care of my buddy Jax for the 10 days I was away in Guatemala. I could tell from the pictures you emailed me of Jax playing and relaxing in your home-- and his affection towards Sherry when I picked him up today--that he had been well taken care of!

Thank you and we'll be back!

Denise and Jax
Julie was super accommodating and able to meet our last minute request, which was awesome! Her home was very lovely and the yard was a good size for the dogs to run about. I absolutely love how the dogs come through the back door to the yard and have a little "containment" area so that their leashes can come off and then be let in to meet the other little furbabies.

On the last day/evening, we were going to head back down to Southern California via car, and she asked if we needed the pups fed. She was so thoughtful and our little buddies were nice and full for the long trip.
Aja had a lovely stay with Julie and her family. Julie is such a pleasure to work with. She made the entire process easy and comforting for us. I love the photo updates throughout Aja's stay. We will definitely be back. Woof!!!
Maya had a great time! Appreciated receiving the photos.
I just picked up Brody from Julie's. It is so nice to see Brody so calm and loved by Julie and her husband. Brody had no anxiety, and seemed to get along with the other dogs well. It is so nice to go away and not have to worry about your dog. Thank you again, Brody will be back. DeWana
Julie is WONDERFUL. Willie absolutely loves going over to play and stay. She takes such great care of my little guy and always sends pictures and updates. I live in Midtown and am more than happy to drive to Carmichael just so my little guy can stay with Julie.
Julie was great. This was the first time using Dogvacay and she made it easy. I so appreciate that she is willing to work around my time schedule. Stormy liked being there and got along with Julie's dogs. She even helped Stormy with her separation anxiety. I look forward to knowing Stormy is in good hands.
Our pet had been under Julie's care since she was a puppy (2012) and as always, we are satisfied with the great service. She sends us daily picture or text updates on how our dog is doing. We value these updates a lot. The communication makes our out-of-town trips more relaxing knowing our dog happy and safe.
Julie has been dogsitting my little guy, Max for over a year now and she is amaaaaazing! I even had an emergency and she was able to take little guy in. I travel once every 2-3 months so we have been pretty consistent. She's great!
Our experience with Julie couldn't have been better. She is kind, trustworthy and provided a fun, safe environment for our doggie. She even sent us pictures and videos while we were away. I'd highly recommend her.
Many thanks to Julie! She's personable and down to earth. She also didn't coddle Trinity during our meet and greet nor when I dropped her off. Instead, she let Trinity set her own pace with Julie's own dogs and the others who were there for vacay's. What that showed me right off the bat was that Julie undoubtedly speaks dog :) When a new dog presents themselves to a new pack, they need to establish themselves and what their role in that pack will be and Julie's technique worked seamlessly! Even her home is ready for initial meets. She has an entry area into her amply sized yard which is a courtyard in a sense. There, you unleash your pal and let them sniff about. This gives your own dog a moment to investigate new smells and surroundings, but it also allows the other campers a moment to sniff the newbie waiting on the other side of the fence. As this was a trial run for us (Trinity is 13 and we've only left her with family for a night or two at a time) I was a bit apprehensive of what to expect. Julie spoke the same language to me. She never rushed me away, never tried to convince me of why Trinity should be there, but instead, let me absorb "my" new surroundings and get a feel for home that I would be entrusting the light of my life to. I could go on and on but let me sum it up....Julie is awesome! She treats boarders as one of her own. She was aware and connected with the quirks of return visitors as well as her own. Julie, thank you! You will definitley be hearing from me and the old gal again
Julie is the best, we left Coco with her for a week while on vacation. Julie always sent us Texts and pics to show us how Coco was doing. Coco loves it there and always is in a happy mood. There is ample space to play and run around, and having other dogs there to interact with is great. I trust Julie with Coco and wouldn't leave her anywhere else!
Julie was great with Blue. He had a great time and I was sent updates and pictures while I was gone which reassured me he was in great hands. Thank you and Blue will definitely be back again.
Julie had been taking care of our dog and we are glad to have we found her to entrust our furry family member. She has a nice & large backyard that give a good room for dogs to exercise. Aside from being patient with our dog, she is also very flexible in the drop off and pick up schedules. Our canine loves to play with her own dogs!
Julie & her husband were great with our little rascal :) She has a great space for the dogs and provides a very loving, fun place for them.
Julie was great! This was my first time using DogVacay and she made the process so easy. She took great care of my little guy, Willie, and made sure to check in with me everyday. She has a great backyard for the dogs to play in and her dogs got along great with mine.
Julie is fabulous. This is the second time we've left Latte at her home for our trip out of town. When we pick her up each time, she's always well-exercised and happy. She also sends pictures and is very responsive via text. Thank you, Julie!!
Julie was great with Bandit! was so nice knowing that he was being well cared for while we were away. He's 16 and needs a lot of extra care. I called beforehand to tell her about his meds, etc and she was so understanding and accommodating for him. She even made sure he wasn't out in the cold in the morning when she went to work by having her husband come to let him out later. She also has a wonderful yard! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone who's concerned about getting good care for their precious dogs. Thanks Julie for going the extra mile!
My dog Brody went on a little vacation over Christmas to Julie's. I was really nervous about leaving him. Julie was very comforting and Brody seemed to like her right away. Julie was great at introducing Brody to her dogs as well as her guest dogs. I received text pictures and updates. Brody was very calm when I picked him up. I would leave Brody here again. Brody seemed to really like her husband as well. Thank you for taking such great care of Brody. We will see you soon.
Our pet is happy under Julie's care. She gives daily picture or video updates of how our beloved pet is doing that day, which makes us feel comfortable leaving our dog under her and her hubby's care.She is also flexible in her drop off and pick up schedule. Her furry family makes the stay more exciting to our dog, and we can surely tell our dog had a good time every time we pick her up.
Once again, a great experience for our pug. We know she is well taken care of, get photo updates and when she comes home, she is relaxed and it's as if we never left. Thanks Julie!
Julie is a great host. She is caring and thoughtful and wanted to make sure my dogs had a good peaceful stress free stay. She emailed me pictures of my babies and is very quick in answering any communications and/or questions you may have. she is flexible and a really great option to have her keep your dogs while you are gone. Postively great experience for me and my dogs.
Julie was wonderful to our little Addie. So thankful for the care she gave.
Julie was my first meet and greet through DogVacay and was comfortable right away. She has an awesome set up where doggies have full access to the yard- something my little rambunctious Jack Russell Terrier would love to have. I left my little guy with her for about two days and was getting pictures and updates on how he was doing. I was scared that he would be in a corner all weekend but she worked her magic and was able to get him to be comfortable. I will definitely be contacting her in the future!
Julie and her husband were amazing. I was very comfortable leaving my dog in their care. You can tell right away they love animals and will take care of them well. I have tried expensive dog hotels in the past and I was always charged for the one on one attention for my dog. With Julie's rates I knew my dog would get plenty of attention and love without the added hidden fees of a large dog hotel. Thank you again for taking Remi. He especially loved the pool : )
Our experience with Julie was wonderful! The meet n greet went well. She was so warm and informative. My dogs are older (8-9) and haven't spent time at anyone's house but ours. They both have special needs, so I was nervous about leaving them in someone else's care for an entire weekend. Our female, Roobee has had ACL injuries to both knees. If she overdoes it playing and running, it gets aggravated. Our male, Baylee was adopted at about 2 years of age and is afraid of most men (probably abused by a man) so barks to keep them away. Julie was receptive and assuring about my concerns and suggested I bring any medication we have for Roobee in case her ACL injury flared up. She allowed Baylee to come to her when he was ready. Her yard is huge and my dogs loved it, and being able to run and play with other dogs. While we were away Julie sent pictures daily via text. I definitely will use Julie again should we have to go away, and are not able to take the dogs with us.
Everything once again went very smooth, we are grateful to have Julie to look after our little old lady pug!
Julie was wonderful. We have a high energy Vizsla and Julie's backyard was just perfect for her to play around in. She also sent daily pictures and it was easy to communicate with her via text. We will be using her again for our next dogvacay. Thank you, Julie!!
Comfortable dog environment with lots of room to play. Appreciated the contact from Julie even though we were gone a short time (text photos to us). Definitely would recommend.
Julie is like a 2nd mom to Betty & Fred. Unfortunately I have to travel quite a bit for work, but it's ALWAYS so reassuring to know my babies are in good hands while I'm gone. THanks Julie! :)
Julie was great with Coco. Coco came home relaxed and calm as if she had been at home the whole time. Julie sent us photos of Coco and kept us up to date. Would definitely recommend and have Coco stay there again!
Julie is absolutely wonderful. We had a last minute reservation, and I mean extreme last minute, and she was very understanding. Our chihuahua, Buster had to have a visit to the vet because of his bad knees, and she was willing and able to take him. She updated me often, which was a great relief. I will use her again when I have to go away. I wouldn't put my little boy in anyone else's care.
All went smoothly. This was the 2nd time we used Julie and again our pug came home relaxed and calm as if we never left. We also had some last minute logistical issues and Julie was flexible with us, which helped during a stressful time!
We love Julie! Can't wait to see you again in a few weeks!
I was very glad to have had Julie care for my dogs during my recent vacation. I was confident that they would be well cared for, and as expected, they had a great time. The big yard for them to play in, and other canine friends to play with was also a big plus. My dogs were not treated like 'customers' of a business, but like beloved family pets. Thank you for the great care you gave to Dusty and AJ, and a worry free trip for me.
Betty & Fred stayed with Julie for 10 nights, the longest I've ever been away, and I could not have felt more comfortable that they were receiving the best care possible!
This was my 1st time using DogVacay, and I couldn't have been happier. We met for a playdate before I left, and my pups immediately started running around and exploring Julie's great backyard! I knew this would be a great fit from the moment we met. Julie sent pics every day, which really made the long trip much easier. I would recommend Julie to any dog (and their parents).
I have no worries about any future trips knowing by dogs will be hanging out with Julie. :)
We just seriously can't put into words how awesome of an experience this was....Julie is so personable and has a terrific sense of humor, which showed in the strings of pictures and messages she sent us of our little Ellie for the duration of our/her dogcation....assuming Julie is available the next time we need such a service, we would not consider any other options....she has our total confidence and she really does care about her animals. We wholeheartedly recommend her for anyone needing such services and Julie, thank you so so much !!
Julie took care of my two babies. She sent me pics while i was gone so i could see what they were up to. She treated them great and it went super smoothly. Great experience and i would highly recommend Julie and plan to use her in the future.
She was just wonderful! She sent pictures almost everyday we were gone. Most importantly, my babies were so happy. Not just that we were home, but in general happy. They had no fear or worry when they came home, didn't act traumatized in anyway. She loved them like her own. Highly recommend Julie!
Julie is great, and my dog loves her! It's hard to leave your dog with someone else, but I would recommend Julie without reservation. I've used her service a few times, and have been happy each time. When I drop off my dog she is excited to be back-- so, I know that she enjoys her time there as well :)
Mooncakes came back very calm and tuckered out from all the activities with Julie and the pack. It was like we never left, she was not anxious at all. Julie kept us updated daily with lots of pics of Moonies and her adventures. We felt very secure knowing she was having fun and being well taken care of. Julie even let her sleep with her at night, (which she does do with us) which is going above and beyond!
Julie and her two 'babies' were great hosts for our little Kiwi over the Thanksgiving holiday. Julie clearly loves dogs (her own and others) and is conscientious about their care. I know Kiwi was in very good hands and also had a great time.
Dogs had other friends to play with and a yard to hang out in and eat (my dog eats anything). They had a great time, Julie truly loves dogs and took care of my babies and emailed me pictures of them while i was gone!! Great experience
I was desperate for a dogsitter as I had to go out of town for work and my sitter canceled on me. Julie was a great sitter. She provided update and pics while I was out for a week. She also got him treats. I would definitely use her services again!
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