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Christine V.

52 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Christine's Resident Pets

Jack
Basset Hound
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Patch
Basset Hound
Male
5 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Christine's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Christine

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have had dogs my whole life. I have owned several Basset Hounds and I am even a foster home for rescued Basset Hounds. I rescued all of my animals 2 Basset Hounds and cats. However I am not prejudice and love all dogs and animals for that matter. Your dog will feel like he/she is on vacation in my house. I can always separate the cats if need be. I am willing to take your dog on walks if requested, give medication, and prepare special diets. Your dog will not be disappointed being a part of our family for a day or however long you need.

Please always send me a message even if my calendar says it is full. I can accommodate more if needed as long as I am sure its a good fit.

*NEW* I do require all shots to be up to date and current and will need to see a copy of the shot record.

**I also offer discounts for more than one dog and for longer stays (more than 5 days)
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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

Christine V.

52 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 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 Christine's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Christine's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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52 Reviews
Beau had a wonderful time in Christines care, I plan to use her services again.
Christine was super nice and accommodating to our dog, Dixie. She sent pics of Dixie and an update every day. Would completely use her services again--felt very comfortable leaving Dixie in Christine's care : )
Christine and family make your dogs feel as if they are staying with extended family. She will treat your dogs with love and respect. She is a genuine, honest and loving dog sitter. It is such a relief to have someone you trust to watch your pups!
Winston has stayed with Christine several times now. She and her family take wonderful care of him while we are gone. We would definitely have him stay there again!
Great! I use her all the time!!
Christine is great! She gives updates on our dog each day. She responds to emails and text messages quickly. We are very comfortable leaving our dog for short or long periods of time with her. We schedule with her each time we go away and are very satisfied.
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Bella enjoyed her vacation at Christine's house. I was told she behaved herself & her daughter fell in love with Bella & Bella loved her too... Made our vacation great & put our minds at ease.
Our dog Rudy had fun with Christine and her dogs Roscoe and Jack. This was his second time staying with her and he got very excited when we pulled up at her house. We will definitely bring him back next time we need someone to watch him.
Christine was great with Pluto and didn't even seem to mind his little behavior "quirks." She sent us pictures of him and let us know what he was up to every day. It was a huge relief to know that he was staying with a loving family instead of a kennel. I would definitely use her again and highly recommend her to anyone!
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We've left our pup Shadow at Christine's house for 18 days while we were vacationing. Shadow got nice and comfy right away and was totally well taken care, absolutely being loved the way that he wants to be when with us! We were sent lots of pictures,messages and even a video by Christine on how well he was doing during that time. I was 100% sure that he was fine and that made us all super happy! Whenever we plan our next trip - I know I am leaving Shadow with Christine's family again!! Thank you Christine :)
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It was clear from the pictures I received on my vacation from Christine that my nervous, anxiety-ridden furbaby didn't miss me at all! She even growled at me a little when I picked her up! Lol! My dogs received the royal treatment with Christine and I highly recommend her to treat your babies like they're her own. She goes above and beyond. Thanks, Christine!
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This was our first time using Dogvacay and I was a little nervous . Christine was wonderful, from explaining how it worked to taking care of our dog Sonoma . Sonoma came home happy and tired from all the attention ! Thank you !!
Our dog had a great time at Christine's house! I was nervous about leaving him while we went on vacation, he is only 8 months old and still very much a puppy, but he did great at Christine's house. He got along well with her dogs and the other dog she had staying there. Christine kept me very well updated with texts and videos so I was assured he was doing well while we were gone. We will definitely be having Christine watch him again when we go on our next vacation!
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I think this was the fourth time Christine has taken care of our Brusi. She and her family are great hosts and Brusi always has a good time staying with her family and dogs. We highly recommend Christine without any hesitation.
Christine V was great! It was our first visit with her and my pups were a little nervous. She was patient and friendly. She was punctual for our well-visit appointment, and communicated with me every step of the way. Which I so appreciated. I think I would definitely give her another try.
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Christine is great with are two dogs. Our one dog needs insulin shots and three eye drops twice a day and Christine handles it like a pro. Its nice knowing your pets are being well taken care of while your away. We definitely recommend Christine.
This was my first time using dog vacay and the first time I had to leave my pup with someone. Christine was able to take her, even though she showed as booked on the website for the first night I was gone. She was able to take my pup with only 24 hours notice for 3 nights! She sent video, picture and text updates so I knew my pup was doing great the whole time- she looked like she was having so much fun, I was worried she wouldn't want to come home! I would recommend Christine to anyone!
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Christine is amazing! She took care of my really old dog for as long as I needed, was flexible with time and was very communicative about the dog while watching her. Thanks Christine!!
Our dogs' stay with Christine was fantastic! Her regular updates via text message, including photos, helped keep our minds at ease -- especially since this was our first time with her. We highly recommend her!
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Christine takes such wonderful care of my dog. This is our second time using her and would not hesitate to recommend her to you. She treated our dog like he was one of her own! She sent me pictures of him playing with the other dogs. It was obvious that he liked it there and enjoyed cuddling with Christine's family. Thanks again. We will see you soon.
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Brusi once again had a great time with Christine and her family. We appreciate her loving care and know Brusi is in good hands while we're out of town.
5 stars plus for Christine!!
We were VERY happy with Christine's communication and service!

At first I was concerned about leaving my precious Papillon at a strangers house- but now I am very much at ease.

Christine kept me updated with pictures and texts- I appreciated this big time.

My dog was in great shape when we picked him up as well.

I will definitely be using Christine for other vacations. I highly recommend her and Dogvaca
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Christine is the BEST!! I would recommend her to anyone. She and her family took great care of our Missy. They even had a Birthday party for her! I finally feel comfortable going out of town. I know our sweet girl is in a fun and loving home, and is being treated like the Queen she thinks she is! I wish I was able to give her more stars :D
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Christine was wonderful! We don't board often so I was nervous. Within an hour I already had my first photo and update so I stopped worrying! I received many photos and updates throughout the weekend. They treated Bear like one of the family!
We had never before left our dogs with anyone, but we could not be happier with our choice to use Christine for the five days we were on vacation. We have three fairly large dogs, all with different personality quirks - one who can sometimes be a cranky old lady, one who is an obnoxious 70-pound puppy, and one who is extremely nervous and sometimes hard to put at ease.
Christine and her family were so great with making all of them comfortable no matter what it took (they took over her bed most nights and she spent lots of one-on-one time with our nervous one during dinner so she'd feel comfortable enough to eat). We got plenty of pictures and text updates during their stay. We are so thankful we no longer have to put off vacations or even weekend getaways with the excuse of, "But we have no one to watch the dogs." We will definitely be calling Christine again in the future.
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Christine was wonderful with Laila! She is a very nervous dog in general and Christine handled her very well and sent me picture updates throughout her stay. I was nervous about leaving her with somebody for the first time but it went very well. I think Laila was actually a little sad to be leaving her new furry (and human) friends.
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Very pleased! She took my dog with only a two day notice. Would definitely bring her there again.
Iris and Pumpkin love Christine and her family. Iris and Pumpkin are treated like members of Christine's family. It's a relief to know that my precious doggies are in great hands. Highly recommend!!
Christine and her family are great hosts. Brusi had a great time with her family and dogs. Thanks!
We have two dogs that Christine sits for us. One has health issues including insulin shots and numerous eye drops. Christine is great with them. She's very organized and has a written schedule for all their meds and meals. She sends texts and pictures to keep you updated and to know your doggies are having fun. Even her kids get in on the job and love your dogs too. We wouldn't leave our pets with anyone else.
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Christine is great! Our Ike has many medical issues, insulin shots, 3 eye drops, special dog food, and he's blind in one eye. Christine is very diligent in his care, and Ike loves going over there. Daisy loves it too, luckily she's easy to care for. Christine's kids help out too and we know our dogs are being loved and cared for the way we would, if not better. Christine also sends updates on your dogs too so you know all's well. I can't imagine using anyone else to watch our pups.
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I took my dogs to Christine for a 4 night stay. She kept me informed on my dogs progress there with text, pics and videos. Awesome! I will have my pets stay there again in the future.
Christine was great with Nala She came by our house and took her to the local park with her kids. She sent us pictures and kept us informed. She even helped us change her location after there was reports of a heavy storm coming. Thank you again for taking care of our pet!
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Christine and family took care of our two dogs Molly & Scamp, as if they were belonged to their family. The pictures that were provided show both dogs in a relaxed setting having a great time. Our one dog Scamp who is a bit skittish was able to settle right in. This is the first time I have used this type of service for Molly & Scamp. Both dogs came home in great spirits! I highly recommend Christine and will definitely use her again as the need arises.
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Christine is a fantastic dog sitter. We never had left or dog with anyone before so this was a new experience for us and our 1 year old Brusi. Brusi had a great time with Christine, her family and their dog. She updated us regularly on how Brusi was doing and we would highly recommend to anyone needing a dog sitter. We will definitely use her again when the need arises.
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Perfect as usual
Christine was awesome! I was updated multiple times a day with pictures on how my dogs were doing. I could tell that they were well cared for. We will definitely use Christine again!
Amazing. Our two doggies were so well cared for I think they wanted to stay with Christine and her family. Our one dog is diabetic and has two insulin shots a day and pills and eye drops. Christine was so well organized and on top of his schedule it was so reassuring to have someone who was taking such good care of our dogs. Christine texted us super cute pictures and updates while we were away it let us not worry about our furry friends. We will certainly use her again and recommend her to anyone.
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My dog stayed with Christine for one week. Communication with her was great in terms of setting up a meet & greet, as well as when our dog was with her. We had no concerns at all with his stay, and definitely recommend her. :)
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!
Christine was very awesome and accommodating! She was able to fit us in only few days before New Years and answered all my questions and asked questions for making Sadie comfortable!
She sent me pics during the night so we could see how things were going!
Sadie loved it and enjoyed playing with the other dogs!
We will definitely be using Christine in the future for Sadie's sitting needs!
Thank you so much for making our Sadie feel safe/loved and gave us piece of mind knowing that!
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Everything went great! It was the first time leaving our dog with a sitter other than a family member. We were a bit nervous but we did not need to be. Our 1 year old hound rescue with separation anxiety seemed to have a wonderful time. He came home balanced and happily tired from playing with Christine's great family and the other hounds there. I loved coming to pick him up and seeing it was like he was just part of the pack!
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Iris and Pumpkin had a great time!! I was nervous because Iris has only spent time at my parent's house and at home, but I had nothing to be nervous about. Christine and family took great care of Iris and Pumpkin!!!
Pumpkin had a great time. I am not sure that she wanted to come home... Nice to know she has a home away from home!!
Tucker had another great 5 days with Christine and her family!
Josey has so much fun he does not want to come home
Tucker stayed a week this time with Christine&Family, He loved playing with their dog Jack and other friends he came home exhausted and I loved all the updates&pictures she sent me through the week to make me feel very comfortable of how he was doing! Tucker cant wait to go back and visit again!!
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Great job as usual.
Tucker enjoyed his over night stay with Christine&Family! He came home exhausted from all the play time. I enjoyed all the update's&picture's she sent me awhile I was gone. Tucker will be staying again in April!!
Christine took my dog on short notice and did a great job. He gets excited when we pull up to her house because he knows he will be playing all day long.
Great Job as Usual by Christine & Family. Josey always looks forward to visiting Christine.
Christine & Family are great with my dog. That's why I used her again.
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