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Claire I.

4 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$28/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
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Claire's Resident Pets

Keyser
Shih Tzu
Male
1 yr 9 mo old

Claire's House

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Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Claire

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Being an avid user of DogVacay and seeing how much fun my pup has on his stays, I decided to become a host so he can have that much fun all the time! I am a huge animal lover and have always loved and cared for dogs. I previously worked at a veterinary surgery center caring for seriously injured and sick dogs where surgeries were completed everyday. Being there to care for them before and after surgery was so gratifying, and definitely gave me a lot of experience handling all dogs, including those that were painful or weak.

I work from home so I am here all day. Dogs will not be left for more than 4 hours, but most days they will not be left at all. I have a Shih Tzu named Keyser and he loves other dogs. He is very social, but not overly energetic and won't bother any dog who doesn't want to play with him. My husband and I love spending time with him (we will with your dogs too!) and taking him on new adventures. He was a rescue and came to us very skittish, but now he loves playing, learning new tricks and accompanying us wherever we can take him.

I have a single level home with a lovely shaded backyard overlooking the Boca Ciega Bay. The house is fenced on both sides and open to the water. On our meet and greet, we'll confirm your dog is comfortable in this setting and we'll go over all the details that make your pet unique. Keyser loves to sit on the dock and watch the ducks and wildlife go by, including dolphins and manatees. Your dog will have many outdoor potty breaks and play times but will never be left in the yard unattended. I will keep you updated with emails or texts throughout your dog's stay so you can know they are having a great time! We offer a relaxed, loving home and will give your dog all the love and care they deserve!

Unfortunately no puppies under 1 year.

Holiday Rates will apply for November 21-26, 2016 and December 19, 2016 - January 1, 2017. Boarding $33 per night.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Claire I.

4 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
$28/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 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Claire's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Claire's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
4 Reviews
I would highly recommend Claire as an excellent, caring pet sitter. She most obviously gave our Shelby lots of TLC during her stay. I appreciate the daily pictures and comments she sent of my dog playing and relaxing with others. We will definitely book a stay with her again!
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Our dog's stay with Claire was a very positive experience. Claire is a wonderful sitter and was very concerned with making our dog as comfortable as possible. She asked many detailed questions at the meet-n-greet and again when we dropped our pet off. She sent many pictures during the weekend and kept in contact with us. You can tell she really cares about dogs and I think our pet had a good time and was very well taken cared of. I would use Claire again and definitely recommend her as a sitter.
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Claire & Keyser were a perfect fit for our 14month old Cotton! We had a meet & greet which went very smooth. Claire kept Cotton for 3 nights and sent us photos twice a day and kept us updated on her stay. I felt very comfortable leaving our fur baby with them and will use Claire & Keyser again.
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Claire cared for my two cavaliers as if they were her own pups! Her 1 year old shitzu Kayser became instant friends with my cavies and by all the photo updates I received from Claire during the Dog Vacay - fun was had by all. Claire's home was a home away from home for my dogs and I have already rebooked with Claire. I highly recommend Claire.
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