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Amanda S.

20 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Amanda's Apartment

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About Amanda

A pet sitter should be experienced! I grew up in a family of dog breeders. I am familiar with the basics of dog training and care (AKA have been a dog lover my entire life).
I currently work full time in Rockridge at a vegan restaurant. There are times I may be away a full eight hour shift. Besides work I draw and paint, boulder and cycle. I live an active lifestyle and definitely appreciate an active pup. Whether that be walking, running, or mere playing.

I'm mostly only available for dog sitting in your home. With special cases or small dogs I could accommodate.

Don't be shy to contact me with any questions!

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Amanda S.

20 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amanda's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
20 Reviews
Amanda is great! She initiated a few advanced meetings to get to know me and my dog, which was greatly appreciated. She sent lots of picks and checked in while we were away, too. We came home to a tidy house and a tired pup! I'd definitely recommend Amanda.
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Amanda was great! She sent us daily updates on our dog Buggle, who looked like she was having a blast while we were gone. I think Buggle was even disappointed when we got back from vacation, because we play frisbee with her a lot less than Amanda did! I highly recommend Amanda as a pet sitter; it made it much easier to leave our dog for vacation knowing she was in such great hands.
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We are at the point of considering Amanda an extended part of our family when we travel. Maddie is excited every time we see her and could not be more thankful to have her as our go-to babysitter. She consistently goes out of her way to take care of our dog, sending us picture updates, and treating our home like it's her own. I couldn't recommend her anymore! I would rate our overall experience a 10 if we could!
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Amanda was wonderful! She was friendly, positive and willing to accomodate our puppies needs. This was our first time using a dog watching service so the daily updates that Amanda provided helped to ease our fears.

When we arrived home we found the dogs happy and well cared for. There is no doubt we will be requesting Amanda's services again soon.
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We couldn't recommend Amanda any more. Our dog had never stayed with anyone besides an extended family member, let alone for over a week. Needless to say, I was nervous. Amanda was beyond attentive to both our dogs' and our needs as owners. She kept us as ease by sending us daily pictures and updates.

Amanda stayed at our place for the duration of her stay and came home to a tidy home. We came home to a happy puppy and could tell she was in good hands all week.

For those looking for someone to watch your pup, you will be happy you chose Amanda!
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We were so grateful to have Amanda stay with our puppy for a long weekend. She watched our friend's dog a couple times so it was helpful to have a direct referral, and we were very pleased with the DogVacay experience and Amanda specifically. She came over twice to our place to meet us, our pup, get our key, and talk over our daily dog schedule. She sent us daily updates and photos while we were gone, and when we came home she had already washed the sheets and anything else she may have used - a truly great house guest. Thank you Amanda!
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Amanda was great! Very responsible and great with Uly. Sent lots of pictures which I very much appreciated.
Amanda is great. Our pup really enjoys seeing her. I do not worry one bit while we are away about how our pup is doing.
Amanda was very friendly and especially patient with me when she stayed overnight with our three dogs. (I basically wrote her a book worth of notes on the dogs and house). I felt very comfortable leaving our dogs and house in her hands. She texted us pictures and the dogs seemed happy when we got home. Be aware when budgeting your vacation the Dog Sitting Nightly Rate listed is per dog and per day - so for one night away it's the rate x 2 for each dog. (I was expecting it to be like a hotel.) That being said, Amanda came the week before for a Meet and Greet and spent a lot of time talking to me and meeting the dogs. She also stayed at the house from early afternoon till 6 PM the next day so the dogs were only left alone for a few hours. That's a lot of time she invested in our dogs. I would definitely recommend Amanda.
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Amanda and her roommates were great. Our usual dog sitter was out and Amanda was able to get us in last minute. She was quick to respond to my messages and Baxter came home after the weekend happy and playful. Thanks for taking such great care of Baxter for us!
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Amanda is great! My dog loves her house with the big back yard and the myriad of other playmates, and Amanda is really nice and super accommodating. I never have a problem scheduling a pick up or a drop off and I always get little updates of my puppy out on a walk or at the park or just laying around smiling, content as could be. I definitely recommend Amanda for anyone looking for a happy home away from home for their pet.
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Couldn't have gone better. When we came back from our long weekend it was clear that our dog was left in good hands. Our dog look calm and well taken care of.
We are so thankful to have found Amanda. We were going overseas and I was so nervous about leaving our dog. We asked Amanda to stay at our house to watch Sahara and she did an amazing job. She was easy to get ahold of and was in constant communication while we were away. Thank you so much Amanda!
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Amanda is wonderful! Also her housemates were great as well - really nice people, relaxed and have passion for four-legs babies!
Amanda was very responsive even at my last minute request, reliable, friendly and easy to work with. When I went to pick up my boy, he was very content and not anxious to leave at all.
I would absolutely use her service again. Thanks Amanda!
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Don't hesitate to contact Amanda, she's amazing! Finding a good day care and boarding for your animal is time consuming, it's expensive, and not nearly as good as the quality of service that Amanda provides. When our previous plans for our pup fell through, we contacted her a day before we left town. She provided us with prompt responses, and was able to accommodate our last minute request. I received daily updates, and was never concerned about the type of care she was receiving. My dog had so much fun, she wasn't even that excited to see me! Thank you so much for your help, and you have all of our business in the future!
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Amanda was great! Her and her roommates did an amazing job taking care of Ollie while we were away and I couldn't have asked for more. It was our first time leaving him so as you can only imagine how nervous we were but Amanda and Rachel did a wonderful job sending pics and messages everyday; reassuring us Ollie was safe and having a great time. Also, since Ollie was living amongst a house of artist, the pics they sent were gorgeous and definitely worth framing. The ladies were very tentative to our instructions and Ollie's daily routine which we both appreciated very much. The praise Ollie received from both Amanda and Rachel when we picked him up couldn't have made us prouder. We will definitely be reaching out to Amanda again. Thank you both for taking such wonderful care of our little dude.
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Amanda is a super friendly and capable person who took great care of my dog Harley. When I let her know that he has a tendency to howl at cats, she scheduled a Meet-n-Greet with me to make sure they would get along. Her roommates help provide 24/7 supervision and their backyard is great for active pups. She sent me a picture of Harley's stay, and even took him for an all-day outing to Point Reyes! I felt like Amanda was genuinely concerned for the safety and well-being of my dog, which gave me a peace of mind. I'm also grateful for her flexibility on drop-off/pick-up times... what a great weekend for both Harley and me!

The *only* difficulty I had was scheduling. The "Calendar" tab showed that the dates I needed were open, but there was actually a conflict that fortunately got canceled, so I was able to schedule with Amanda after all. That Calendar might not be the most updated place to check Amanda's availability, so be sure to book/message her early to work out the timing.
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I have a small ten week old puppy that I love very dearly. She has separation anxiety, so I was pretty heart broken that neither I nor any of my friends that she knows could take care of her today. I was afraid that staying in a new place with strangers would be traumatizing for her, but I had no other choice. She hasn't had her second set of shots yet, so a professional Doggy Daycare was out of the question.

I am SOOO glad that I went with Amanda. She's incredibly nice (so is Rachel, who also lives at the house), and sent me a photo and video of how my baby was doing during the day. And guess what? My puppy looked beyond happy! She even struck up a friendship with Amanda's kitty, and they played together for most of the day. As my puppy is not yet fully vaccinated, they were also more than happy to meet my special request of keeping her inside. She definitely got a lot of attention.

When we got her back, my super-energetic puppy was tuckered out. She clearly had a fun day. I would trust Amanda with my precious puppy any day.

Thank you Amanda and Rachel!
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Nala had a great time with Amanda and Rachel over Labor Day weekend. It was a caring home and I could tell how much Amanda cared for Nala. She swam, player fetch, and based on how great she smells, I assume she even had a bath before coming home!
Not only is Amanda great about communication, she is flexible too when making appointments. As for my dogs, they loved her huge backyard and I can tell they were well taken care of. Sometimes, when we go away, our dogs seem to be hungry/thirsty when we return, when we picked them up from Amanda, they just seemed happy! Will def be calling her next time we travel!
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