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Patti G.

42 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Patti's Resident Pets

Chelsea (In loving memory of my co-host, Chelsea)
Golden Retriever
12 yr 6 mo old
Golden Retriever
1 yr 0 mo old

Patti's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Patti

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I started Doggie Digz in late 2014. I decided to start boarding dogs in my home after many years of trying to find a suitable place to board Chelsea--no kennels, no cages and lots of love and attention. Doggie Digz is a premium dog boarding service geared toward discerning dog owners like me who don't want to leave their furry loved ones just anywhere. We are not a high volume dog boarding business to ensure that every dog gets the personalized love and attention they deserve.

A typical day at Doggie Digz begins with a delicious breakfast (provided by you) and served in the way your pup likes it. Each day we go for a walk or go to the dog park, whichever your pooch prefers. When we return we have a large, fully-fence yard for the pups to romp. The dogs also have the free run of the house as to where they'll hang out and where to sleep. When dinner time is over we cozy up by the fireplace in the winter or enjoy sitting on the deck in the summer. When we are ready for bedtime your dog selects where they want to sleep--in their own bed, in our bedroom, or even on the bed. Your dog will feel like they're pampered just like they are at home.

In June of this year my new Golden Retriever puppy Ginger joined the Doggie Digz family. She has already become a great co-host and makes all of the dogs feel welcome and at home.

For the safety of all the dogs, a meet & greet and current vaccination records are required prior to a vacay. The meet & greet is a perfect time to talk about any quirks your dog may have so I am aware of them if the situation arises (for example, occasional accidents, marking indoors, barking, aggression, separation anxiety, fear of getting into cars, etc.). Dogs must be on flea medication. Please have your dog freshly bathed prior to drop off for the health and safety of all the animals.

Additional fees:

*2nd dog $25.00 per night.

*Pickups after 12:00 p.m. $25.00

*A nominal service fee may be charged by Dog Vacay upon checking out
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Special Needs Accommodated
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Patti G.

42 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Patti's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Patti's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
42 Reviews
Patti was great with our dog, Luke. We selected her partly because her DogVacay page said she only took in one dog at a time. When we dropped Luke off, we were surprised that she had another dog along with her dog, Ginger. It was a bit of a three-ring circus when we left, and I had separation anxiety. She quickly put us at ease. She sent daily updates, pictures and videos of Luke lounging or playing with Ginger. We almost wondered if Luke would want to go home with us! Thanks, Patti, for helping us relax on our vacation.
Patti took excellent care of Loki during our three week vacation. We got pictures and text messages daily, and Loki appeared to feel right at home. He went on walks and visited the dog park regularly. We couldn't have found a better place for him to stay.
My wife and I had a great experience with Patti. Our dog came back happy and healthy. She sent us pictures and videos the whole time and helped us feel like he was happy the whole time we were gone. We used to stressed about going on trips, but the next time we will feel better, because we know our puppy will be safe and happy.
Patti took very good care of Shilo. He was very comfortable in her home. Patti sent pictures of Shilo during his stay which was nice to receive and know he was doing well. We will definitely use Patti again in the future.
Our dog Hank had a great stay with Patti and her pup, Ginger! He received all the vigorous exercise and long walks he needed and came back to us happy and tired - the hallmark of a great stay away from home. Patti is a great host, as she sends frequent photo updates and is in touch whenever necessary. Love her and so glad we found her!
As I know Patti personally, I knew how well she cares for all the dogs who stay with her. I had no qualms about leaving my girl, Emma, with her and I was right. Patti sent daily updates with photos, took Emma out to the park to play with her sweet puppy Ginger and lavished love on her. I know, too, she even allowed Emma to sleep on her bed. I highly recommend Patti to anyone who is looking for somebody to take care of their beloved dog.
Our last play date before the big 3 week trip...Tessa is happy & secure in her surroundings, and we feel confident to leave knowing the love and care she will receive.
A second play date to be sure Tessa was was a perfect afternoon!
This was a great play date to see how Tessa and other dogs would get along...and the relaxed atmosphere Patti provides was perfect!
Once again, our Golden had a great staycation. Patti really treats our dog like family. He's always so happy stay with her. She's also does a great job managing the different dogs together. And, the updates and photos she sends always ease our mind, and make us smile when we're away! We highly recommend Patti's services!
We did a 6 hour try out, and Tessa did great! She was with another adult dog and the woner's new puppy; everyone was tired from all the playtime! A great success for us and our Boxer.....A+
Patti!! Doggie Digz!!
Great experience! Patti was the right person for Frankie's first boarding since coming to live with me a year ago and Frankie will be staying at Doggie Digz again. We met for a meet n' greet the day before my departure and Frankie's reaction was like at first sight! Within minutes of meeting Patti, Frankie was following her around the room and lay down to fall asleep between Patti and I on the provided blanket. I was amazed. Frankie is a friendly girl, yet due to a trauma history, she is usually cautious in meeting new humans. Not with Patti.
I feel comfortable leaving Frankie in Patti's care at Doggie Digz in Eugene, OR and delighted we hit the bull's eye with the first arrow.
Patti was great and gave us daily pictures and reports. Maya was well cared for while we were gone.
Patti was very accommodating with my fluid schedule while I was visiting family in Eugene with my dog Izzy. During her daycare stay, Izzy had a great time playing in Patti's nice big yard. I will be contacting Patti again the next time I visit.
We have a 12 year old golden retriever who still behaves like a puppy but has some health issues.
Patti took great care of him. We were getting updates and pictures on a daily basis which was absolutely great. Our dog was happy and felt himself at home. We are very thankful to Patti for her patience and love.
Patti is the best!!!!
Patti took excellent care of our Sunny.
He is a dog that is not used to being away from us. She was reassuring and gave him a lot of care and love. He needs some medicine everyday, eats a special diet, and needs to have his eyes cleaned every night, and she totally took care of all that without batting an eye! Very reassuring to us! Photos of Sunny were sent everyday we were away. That was greatly appreciated. We felt comfortable working with Patti, and upon meeting her, immediately trusted her. So glad she was able to take Sunny into her home so we could go away with peace of mind. It isn't easy for me to leave our little pup!
We picked Sunny up as planned. Patti is prompt and extremely conscientious. Our Sunny was happy and well taken care of. We will definitely use Patti again and we highly recommend her.
My dog, Dexter and I had a meet and greet with Patti, first. We followed this with a daycare appointment, knowing that he was being left in a very caring, safe, and lovely environment. Now I am looking forward to my summer vacation, knowing Dexter will be having a very good time too.
Patti is awesome! Jake seemed very happy with his stay and Patti was kind enough to send us photos of Jake with his new buddies. We are very happy to have connected with Patti. Thank you!
Great! My dog had some anxiety issues and Patti was able to distract and calm her. Patti is very attentive and obviously experienced in handling all types of dogs. 5 star treatment.
My dog has stayed at Patti's twice now for 3-4 days at a time and it has been a great experience. She gets him out on walks, sends photo updates and doesn't take on too many dogs at one time so that his stay is safe/relaxing. She has a clean place with a great backyard and has been flexible about pickup / drop off times. I never have any concerns about Beasley's stay at her home.
Patti was fantastic with our little guy Rufus. He had a great time with Chelsea, his new BFF. She sent multiple pictures of him during his stay, which I appreciated very much. We will definitely use her services again! Thank you!
You know your dog is the best judge of character, so the fact Betty was doing the "lean" on Patti by the end of our meet-n-greet was a very good sign. Betty was excited to see Patti when we dropped her off and although excited to see us when we picked her up, Betty was not in any big hurry to go. Patti sent us several photo updates while we were away. Betty seemed very calm and comfortable in all of them. Patti has a nice yard with easy access for our old girl. Patti's own dog is a senior too; so her home is just a perfect fit for Betty.
patti and her sweet dog chelsea did a great job caring for our dog. she kept us updated with pictures throughout our dogs stay. highly recommended and we will be using her again.
Patti gave special attention to our poodles. They were very happy when we picked them up, and they weren't stressed's a relief not to feel guilty about leaving them.
Molly stayed with Patti and Chelsea for 2 weeks. She was great! We loved getting a picture and message each day. Molly was very happy with Patti and and so were we. We will definitely have Molly stay with Patti on her next DogVacay. Thanks so much!
Mike, Becky & Molly
Paws up for Patti!!! She was great! My dog has a history of seizures. While staying with patti he had one. She was able to stay calm and coached him through it. He came back happy and a little pooped from having so much fun with Chelsea and Patti! Thanks again! We will be back in the future.
Our dog, Amigo, loved his stay with Patti. She posted pictures and messages each day, which always made us smile. Patti made sure Amigo got plenty of exercise, which was great. He loved being with her dog much so, that he was sad for a day after we picked him up! I highly recommend Patti's pet care services.
Mocha's stay with Patti was wonderful! I felt confident that Mocha was in very good hands. Patti was great about sending daily pictures of Mocha with her very gracious doggy host, Chelsea. It was very comforting to see Mocha very relaxed and at home from her home away from home. Thanks again Patti and Chelsea.
Sunny had a wonderful time with Patti & Chelsea! He came home happy and when we walked by Patti's house the next day he wanted to go visit and needed coaxing to continue on the walk. Sunny will vacay with Patti again.
Patti was excellent. She went above and beyond what was required. She has a great yard and house and was very attentive to my dog. She sent frequent updates and pictures, which was really nice and put my mind at ease. I would definitely book her again!
Another good week for Baillie, living with Patti and Chelsea. She bounded into the house and made herself comfortable without a backward glance at us! Sharon & Mike Posner
Attentive Patti and her friendly dog Chelsea offered a quiet home, secured yard, low-key lifestyle and daily walks for our older, less-active dog. It was comforting to get her daily texts and pictures.
We couldn't have been happier with Patti's service. She was very responsive with communications, and accommodating when we had to adjust our trip. She also sent text and photos updates regularly of our Golden, Archie. We felt very confident that Archie was well cared for and having a great time hanging out with Patti's Golden, Chelsea. We highly recommend her boarding services!
Dear Dog Parents,

Patti is the best. My large, exuberant and well behaved dog Zeke loves his visits with Patti and her pup Chelsea. When I tell him he's going to see Patti, he gets excited during the ride to her house. He's happy and confident when I pick him up. Because I have this wonderful place to take him, I don't have to worry about him when he can't be with me. I'm fortunate to have found Patti.

Patti took wonderful care of Ruby, play time, walks, chill time, she did it all. She sent us pics and messages periodically to let us know Ruby was enjoying herself. We will definitely ask Patti to care for Ruby in the future!
Hi Patti, Just home from my travels and Baillie told me that not only did she have a great week but that she would like to come again soon - like June 15-21. Are you available then? Thanks, sharon
Patti recently took in our dog for a weekend while we were out of town. It was our first dog boarding experience so we wanted to find someone who could give a lot of attention and care to our young dog, Wolfie. Everything turned out great! Patti is definitely a true dog lover and showed exemplary patience and care for him. Wolfie was very happy being at Patti's house and adored being around her dog Chelsea, who is very sweet and mellow. Patti also provides great customer service and even replaced one of Wolfie's lost treats. I highly recommend Doggie Digz to those looking for an experienced and attentive sitter. Thanks Patti!!
We were delighted when we found out about Patti's personal service in boarding dogs. And we were also very pleased to pick up a very happy and healthy dog on our return from traveling. We will certainly use her services again.

Sharon & Mike Posner
I was looking for a friendly, loving home for my little dog, so she could feel like it is a home away from home. I found Patti's home to be just like that. She was treated with care, love and if she would be Patti's own dog. Judging by the peaceful attitude my dog displayed upon returning to Patti's, I knew she was content and felt safe. It is a great feeling to know that while you are gone, your dog is happy, protected and loved. Patti's is that place...a peaceful haven for your favorite pet.
I left Zeje for a daytime stay. Patti checked the day before to see what exercise he would need. She gave him dinner, and he was happy when I picked him up. Patti has a lovely dog who puts up with my more rambunctious pup, and it's good for my dog to have canine company.
Patti was great! I had a meet and greet with her and my dog pushed through a wire part of her fence and escaped. Instead of turning me away, she had the fence repaired immediately. I have no doubt my dog was well loved while I was away.
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