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Amber & Barb P.

72 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes

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

Amber & Barb's Resident Pets

Rocky
Border Collie
Male
7 yr 10 mo old
Molly
Border Collie
Female
8 yr 1 mo old
Tao (Tay-O)
Maltese
Male
1 yr 11 mo old

Amber & Barb's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Amber & Barb

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
AVAILABLE FOR HALLOWEEN, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY, NEW YEARS EVE, NEW YEARS DAY.
BOOK YOUR DOG'S HOLIDAY VACAY TODAY! Days are filling fast! :)

We love to care for your furbabies!!

We are a mom (dog lover!) and daughter (vet tech student) pet sitting team!! Started our exciting business with DogVacay in June 2015 and we absolutely love what we do!! Having 70+ clients trust us at our home, or their home, with their furbabies is humbling and appreciative.

With holidays approaching we are honored and would love to take care of your pup(s) and cats while you're on holiday vacations! Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years eve, New Years Day, we are would love to care for them! Especially when you need a set of skilled, caring, and devoted sitters.

With that said, let me briefly introduce who we are!

My name is Amber and I am a full time veterinary student in Milwaukee. I am also a certified Veterinary Assistant. I have experience with older pups, medicating pups, and young puppies.
I've volunteered at the humane society working as a veterinary services volunteer medicating cats and dogs and giving dogs walks. I was also an animal care volunteer, cleaning kennels and taking dogs for walks. I volunteered there for over 6 years.
I also volunteered at veterinary clinics, emergency animal clinics and I worked at a veterinary clinic. :)

My mom/ roommate Barb, works a part time job opposite of my schedule so someone is always at home to supervise the fur kids. My mom grew up with dogs of many breeds and even cats too, she has experience giving medication by injection and oral meds as well. She is amazing with making sure all the pups are happy and spends a lot of time giving them the exercise pups need.

We both run our own all natural pet treat business, along with operating a local dog walking service in the Milwaukee area.

We also have 3 dogs of our own; Rocky, Molly and Tao (Tay-O), all are well behaved and get along great with all people and pets. They are also very well trained and full of energy! They have made so many friends this past year!

IN OUR HOME WE PROVIDE:

- We have a large loving clean smoke free environment for you furkids.

-Our furkids have four large baskets filled with a variety of fun toys, and lots of doggie blankets to snuggle with. And of course you are welcome to bring along a favorite toy or blanket of their own.

-NO kennels, NO cages, and your dog is never ever left alone. One or both of us is home. Always.

-ALL pups need to be up to date on core vaccines (rabies, distemper) and must have flea protection on

-We allow pups to roam and lounge anywhere in the house: couchs, beds, recliner, floor, carpet.

-We provide a full house and a HUGE back yard that is fenced and provides plenty of exercise space.

- We give healthy homemade treats between meals and lots of playtime and outdoor exercise in our large grassy yard. We look forward to caring for your furbabies soon.


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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
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Amber & Barb P.

72 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amber & Barb's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Amber & Barb's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$26 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$27 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Grooming
$20 /min
$30 /max
Baths
$28 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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72 Reviews
Addie loves it here and they take such good care of her!
Great as always! Thanks again Barb and Amber!
Barb and Amber clearly *love* dogs, and welcomed Sonny into their family right away. Their house is very clean, with room to cordon off dogs while eating, which is nice. Their yard is fenced in with easy access from their kitchen. We did a thorough meet and greet with them and their dogs before our first reservation, which went very well. We have a Benese Mountain dog who will eventually be ~ 120lbs, so we can't allow him up on furniture/in bed at our house - Barb and Amber accommodated this request during his stay as well, which was also very nice. They also can upload pictures and videos to the Dog Vacay site so you can see your pet during their stay; our girls loved that. He came home tired and happy. We will be out of town next week for a couple of days, and it's great to know Sonny has a home away from home that he loves. We're not sure what we would do without them! Thanks Barb and Amber!
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Thank you for watching Chloe for the week. We appreciated the pictures and videos of her during our time away. She was exhausted when we returned and we can only assume she had a blast!
Amber and Barb were great hosts for my Addie. Flexible, responsive, friendly, loving home with lots of toys and other friendly dogs to play with. They also sent pics and vids during the day to put my mind at ease that she was having fun! Addie loved her time there and was zonked for the night. She'll be going back soon!
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Amber and barb are the best! They took great care of my boxer, moose. I was out of the country and I knew moose was taken good care of. Will definitely be using them again!
Very accommodating and flexible. Appreciated their help very much.
Amber and Barb took excellent care of my Pug, Jackie. He had several furry play mates on his vacay with them that I'm sure he will miss. I received adorable photos that reassured me he was doing well while I was away for a week. Amber and Barb's place is extremely pet friendly and the dogs get to play in a large yard and are treated like family. They accommodated my tentative schedule that added a day to the stay with no problem. Jackie got plenty of treats and TLC and I know he would be happy to visit again. I highly recommend this wonderful dog loving team!
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Finding Amber & Barb to care for my pups was such a blessing. They do such a nice job and treat them like family. I'll definitely board with them again. Thank you Amber & Barb!!!
I was freaking out that I was about to leave the country for vacation and was going to have to kennel my dog for the first time when I found DoggyVacay. Amber & Barb had the best reviews and repeat customers and after the meet and greet I was so calm and at ease with knowing my pets would be safe and well cared for. I'm so grateful to have found them and my dogs had a blast. Thank you thank you Amber & Barb!!!
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As always, Amber and Barb provided a wonderful home-away-from-home for my dog. He came home exhausted and happy from playing with the other dogs and having the run of their house and yard.
They were very great to Chloe, once again! Thank you for taking care of our pub on our wedding day!
Barb & Amber were a great place to take my dog, Levi. They were very accommodating with pick up and drop off times, and kept in communication with pictures throughout the weekend. I could tell that my dog was having a great time while he was there! It is very evident that they love caring for the dogs that they watch. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a dog sitter!
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This was my first experience with dogvacay and I was very impressed. Barb was very welcoming and made Matilda and I feel very comfortable. I could tell right away that she had a passion for dogs. I so appreciated seeing the photos of Matilda while I was far from home. I would not hesitate to go back there! They were AWESOME!
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Amber and Barb did a great job taking care of my great dane/greyhound. They had their dogs along with another dog they were watching, which was great as mine loves to play and that helps her relax in a new environment. She was let outside frequently in their back yard and was always supervised while outside. I received regular updates and pictures, which put my mind at ease while on vacation.

My only complaint is that when I dropped my dog off I talked about potentially picking up my dog later in the evening depending on my return flight being on time. At the time I was told it was not a problem. When my flight was a little late and I informed them, I was told that if I was not there by a certain time I would need to pay for an extra day. That would have been nice to know earlier.
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Amber and Barb were great hosts. They were very flexible with us in when we were dropping Bentley off and were great while he was there.
Amber did a great job watching Bailey for the weekend. She stayed at our apartment to keep Bailey company. She was very responsive via text messaging and she sent picture/video updates daily. We will definitely use Amber/Barb again!
Picked up my little Roxy from Amber & Barb's after being gone for 4 days. As always she was well cared for and well loved. I feel so good about leaving Roxy with Amber & Barb. I never worry about her because they take care of her as if she were one of their family. And I love that Amber is studying to be Vet Tech! Thank you! Joanne
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They did a great job with Lambeau! They keeps us updated with pictures and video of our dog playing in the yard:) He came home exhausted!! There was a little miscommunication about the drop off time, but it all worked out! We will definitely use Amber and Barb again!
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Amber is calm and kind and was great with Piper. We were very comfortable leaving Piper for the weekend! My daughter came with me for the meet n greet and to drop off and pick up Piper. She loved the resident dogs and told me as we were leaving that she wants to have a house with lots of dogs and be a pet-sitter when she grows up! =)
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Another great stay!
My dogs spent 6 nights with Amber and Barb, the longest they've been away from home. I love the daily photo updates. Amber was very helpful to point out that my labrador had an ear infection so I could take him to the vet when I got home. She made him comfortable and I know my boys love it there.
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I am a repeat client - Amber & Barb are very reliable and accommodating. More importantly, my dog loves his visits there.
Amber & Barb are amazing. I have boarded my dog there many times, as I travel for work often. My pup gets super excited when I pull up to the house - he LOVES playing with Tao and the other dogs! It's reassuring to leave my little guy on good care.
Amber and Barb are wonderful! They take such good care of my little Roxy, she even gets to sleep in bed with Amber. They have a wonderful play yard for the dogs and send me cute pictures of Roxy enjoying herself.
Amber and Barb kept our dog for the third time last weekend. The great part was how excited Dory was to arrive! In the past, if we boarded her at a kennel, she would try to avoid walking into the building. She was clearly glad to see her old friends at Amber's house! It's fun to see some pictures of her enjoying her weekend and pick up a happy dog at the end of the trip.
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I can't tell you enough, how much these ladies adore animals. I have used Amber and Barb numerous times and I can't thank them enough. I once was in such a frenzy, I forgot to bring my dog's food and they helped me out. Very friendly and always accomodating what ever my needs may be, whether it be a early drop off, late pick up, these ladies NEVER drop the ball. I would reccomend 110%!!!
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Amber and Barb took pawsome care of our precious baby Clover.
Amber and Barb were comfortable with dogs and took really good care of Clover. They were flexible with meeting times and responsive, always kept us updated.
Setting up the appointment was very easy and they were very accommodating in spite of us contacting for the service on a short notice. Our little dog was well taken care of and we really appreciated receiving pictures and even a mini video during her stay. We would definitely use Amber & Barb and highly recommend them.
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During my vacation I had Amber and Barb watch my pup! They updated almost daily with pictures and a short statement of how she was doing. It was reassuring to see my pup playing with other dogs, sleeping on beds and looking content while I was away. Thanks Amber and Barb!
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Super welcoming. Super clean. And so loving. These ladies made me feel completely comfortable leaving Zoey there. (It was our first time). Thanks so very much!!
Considering it was a last minute reservation with no time for a meet and greet, I think it went remarkably well. Despite there being five dogs in residence, Amber stepped up and made Lola feel welcome. I would definitely recommend Amber & Barb to others.
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First time I left my dog to a dog sitter and It was great experience. It was very nice to receive pictures of my dog when we were far from him. Thanks Amber and Barb! We will take Chico to your house again when we will need it.
I knew my boys were in great hands with Amber and Barb. They gave me peace of mind by sending me pictures during their stay. Thank you and Gordon and Vlad will see you again soon!
Thank you Amber and Barb for taking such good care of Roxy today! I never worry about her when she is with you. I love the pictures you send showing me all the fun she is having at your house.
Very quick communication, easy to set up, drop off and pick up. Very nice ladies and though a small yard it was fenced in and had a kiddie pool. Will be returning soon! Thanks ladies!
My babies had a lot of fun and were well cared for. Amber and Barb are really great and we will definately use them again.
Amber and Barb came to my rescue when I had just gotten the dog from New York to introduce them to our cats and it didn't go all well. I didn't want to leave him alone in the bedroom because I know he gets anxious.. besides, new house, totally unfair. They answered my call at midnight for a 7:30AM drop off. He did as well as I could ask for. No dog fights, no damage of any kind. So happy, I took him the next day as well. Thank you so much for your help and quick response!
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Great location with a yard and kiddie pool for the dogs to play. We'll be back again. :)
Amber and Barb were able to take our dog, Sconnie, at the last minute. They were very accomodating and must have been great hosts, as when we got home, Sconnie went right to sleep. We got picture updates and Sconnie had a blast! We will keep Amber and Barb in our short list of sitters. Highly recommended!
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Amber & Barb took great care of my pup, Wink, while I was on vacation for a week! I got daily updates and photos of him and his new dog friends. When I came to pick Wink up, Amber had everything packed up and ready to go. :-)
Amber was awesome and Snickers had a great time as a repeat guest, this time staying for the weekend! As soon as we got down by her home, Snickers walked right up to the door, remembering when she had been here a few weeks ago and was excited to play at her home away from home.
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She was late to pickup or drop-off 4 times within 1 weekend. I would never recommend her to anyone. She was unresponsive to texts and calls. Not sure how she treated my dog but considering her behavior and actions that occurred between her and me, I would not assume well. I would have fired her after the first transaction but I needed her and had no time to change.
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Thank you Amber & Barb for taking such excellent care of Roxy! I loved seeing the pictures & videos of her. It is so nice the way you treat the dogs in your care as one of the family. I will definitely be booking again!
Great experience as always. My puppy loves spending time there!
Snickers had a fabulous day with Amber and Barb! This was our first playdate using Dogvacay, and we couldn't have asked for better hosts. I was a little worried since our puppy is still pretty young so I didn't know how she'd do, but Amber and Barb were confident she'd do great with their dogs. It was so much fun to see pictures during the day of Snickers having tons of fun and know she was being well loved. We can't wait for our next visit to Amber and Barb's!
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First off, Amber and Barb are amazing folks. They truly care about your furry fam-inals. In a last minute scramble, they were able and eager to watch Snoop during our trip, and did a fantastic job creating a comfortable and loving environment for him. I knew from our first introduction that they were highly capable and attuned to our needs. Their home is impressively clean and tidy, especially considering it is a 24/7 doggy dorm! Ample toys are neatly organized, ready for the pups to play, and couches are open for napping. Their yard has a nice balance of sun and shade, as well as a kiddie pool for them to cool off in. Snoop is no longer just a client, but is now family to them. I received updates everyday we were gone showcasing Snoop's stay, and could tell he was having a blast and lots of fun with the furry friends he met there. Upon pick-up, they had all of Snoop's items ready and waiting, and to my surprise, they had his food bowl clean as can be! Thank you Amber & Barb for the thoughtful and thorough care and going above and beyond to make his vacay sensational! I didn't worry one bit, because I knew he was in good hands. I highly recommend them!
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Amber & Barb were absolutely wonderful! They took great care of our dog, Bentley. Amber sent us many pictures of Bentley having a great time with her resident dogs, playing in the yard and cuddling. He will probably sleep for days!
Very friendly. It's obvious that Amber & Barb like dogs.
Thank you so much for taking such great care of Izzy. She came home happy and very tired from all of her play time with her new friends. It was awesome to get picture and video updates during our trip. We will definitely be back!
Carlo had a wonderful time interacting with Amber and Barb's 3 rescue dogs. It was a good experience away from home for him at such a young (4 1/2 months). They even went out of their way to purchase a small pool for him to wade in.

This was our first experience with Vacay, but not the last. Thanks soooooooooooooo much Amber and Barb!!!
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This was my first time using DogVacay and Amber and Barb couldn't have made my experience any better. My dog, Apollo, was exhausted at the end of his day playing with their dogs in the yard, using the kiddie pool, etc. They texted me pictures and videos throughout the whole day - which was nice as a first-timer to be sure that he was doing okay in a new environment. I felt so safe leaving him with them because they're both trained in dog CPR and Amber is going to school to be a vet tech. They're so knowledgeable and treat the dogs as their own. So much better than a massive doggy daycare! I'd recommend Amber and Barb to anyone!
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My little guy gets super excited when he gets to stay with Amber and Barb. Repeat customer.
Our dog Bozley is very picky about whom he loves and he adores Amber. She has done a wonderful job of taking care of our poodle and the pictures she sends us while we're away lets us know he is happy.
Having Amber come to our home is much easier on our pets.....their daily routines are kept in place with no stress.
We plan to have her come again very soon.
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Again, Peyton loved spending time at her new "friends" house. I definetly will be using Amber and Barb again and will be telling my friends about their services too.
Amber and Bard are great. I have had my little guy stay with them on multiple occasions (including overnight) and it has always been a good experience - it is obviously how much they care for dogs. They even let my puppy keep a toy he got attached to. . Recommend.
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Booked last minute and had a wonderful experience.
Sunny had a great time staying with Amber and Barb. He felt right at home, and it was very nice getting all the update photos to see what he was up to while on vacation.
I thought that Amber and Barb were very friendly and helped me ease my apprehension about leaving my fur baby overnight! I received many pictures to ensure me that my dog was in good hands and that she had a great time. She was so tired from playing all night, she was pooped for 2 days after. Would recommend to everybody.
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Was nervous using the service for the first time with one grouchy and one shy dog, but both seemed to have a great time! Amber was very loving, sent pictures throughout the weekend, was very quick to answer all my questions and even sent homemade treats home with the dogs!!
And I know the dogs had a good time because they slept for two days afterward.
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Amber was great. She met Lilly and I for a quick meet and greet, made sure I was comfortable. Lilly stayed with them for 2 nights and 3 days. Lilly and her pups all got along. They have tons of toys and a yard. If Lilly could talk I'm sure she'd say she loved it. I will be using her again. Thank you Amber! And for the cookie ;)
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Amber is a wonderful pet sitter! Our poodle is very shy and it takes him awhile for him to let anyone pet him etc. When we returned home after a long weekend, they were best friends! We plan to have her stay again soon.
We had a pretty last minute request for a dog sitter, and we just stumbled on DogVacay. I got a little confused by the site, but Amber helped me through all of that, and she helped ease our concerns about having someone come over to our house to dog sit Sophie that we didn't know, or have experience with. She was fantastic though, and sent us updates every day along with pictures. She even made sure that other things were "normal" at our house. We'll definitely contact Amber again in the future!!
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This was our second stay with Amber and we are always pleased. Amber sends lots of cute pictures and updates and they give Dory a lot of free reign. She plays and sleeps wherever she pleases and seems to get lots of attention.
Tank stayed overnight with Amber and he seemed to have enjoyed his vacay thoroughly. When we got home he slept the rest of the day, tired out from playing with his new doggy friends and having fun being a puppy.
I could not have found a better situation for my dog! Amber and her mother were loving, attentive and skilled with helping my dog fit into the household and to find 3 friends new friends in their dogs. It is the second time I have ever left my dog and I was nervous. But, after receiving the first picture of him there, I knew he was having a GREAT time. Getting the daily photo was really helpful for me and my kids. I hope I can always make a reservation for him with them.
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Barley didn't want to leave, I think she made some great friends and liked getting to sit on a couch for the first time. Thanks, I'm sure she can't wait to come back!
Charlie's stay with Barbara/Amber went very well. Charlie seemed to enjoy the companionship with Barbara's 3 dogs. The atmosphere is very friendly and Charlie was taken well care of. Unlike some sitter's homes, I believe Barbara/Amber really like dogs.
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Amber took great care of Bentley. She updated me via pictures and text messages which really put my mind at ease. I know she took great care of him and I will call her again next time I need doggy day care.
Amber was an awesome dog sitter to my two babies. One of my dogs is blind and a diabetic and was well taken care of.

Amber sent photos and updates everyday which I really enjoyed. Deno and Misty came home happy and I was really pleased.
I would definitely recommend Amber to anyone looking for a sitter. She and her mom are truly dog lovers and it shows!!
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amber accommodated our last minute booking. Kaia had a good day!
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