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Anita L.

75 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$35/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

Anita's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Anita

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are booked for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Holiday rates are $45 per night and apply from November 19th through Jan 2nd.

Large and small breeds are welcome here! Let your four legged loved ones have a vacation of their own in our single family home with a large fenced in yard. We can administer oral medications for special needs guests and walk them daily. We are down the street from a local park for daily walks. Sadly, we have recently lost our beloved 14 year old dog and currently do not have any pets.

Rates are for a 24 hour period, including one night. Your dog is welcome to stay beyond that time; however, there may be an additional daycare fee if pick up is after 9pm. If you need to drop off earlier than 9am, please book your pet's stay for the night before. It makes your travel plans easier and I won't feel guilty for not accommodating you at 7:00 in the morning.

Please note that during holiday and vacation seasons, we will mostly likely be hosting more than one dog at a time or there may be an overlap of stays (one coming, one going).

Family and Friends Referrals: As a thank you for each referral who books a stay of three nights or more, you will receive one FREE night of boarding on your pet's next visit. Multiple free nights may be combined in one visit. Please make sure they mention your name during the meet-n-greet.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Anita L.

75 Reviews
34 Repeat Guests
$35/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 1, 2016

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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.
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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Anita's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
75 Reviews
Anita took the time to meet my dog and me before he went to stay with her. My dog, Charlie seemed happy and comfortable when I picked him up after my vacation.
This was a great experience. Anita was very accommodating even though my reseveration was last minute and I was a new client. Drop off and pick up were quick and easy. I loved the text message updates and photos. I will definitely make another reservation with her if I am unable to take my pup with me when I travel.
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Anita is simply the best host for my dog, Lulu, during my 3-week vacation. She was so accommodating to Lulu's need and made her feel like home. Since I was away for an overseas trip, Anita has sent me updates and pictures via e-mails which comforted me greatly knowing Lulu was in good hands.
Finding good care for Lulu is always the biggest challenge when I need to be out of town. With Anita's help, I know I could count on her and start planning more trips ;-).
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Even though we booked with Anita just a few days before leaving for a week-long vacation, she was able to accommodate our furry friends Dunkin and Lemon. Also, Lemon is slow to warm up to strangers, but Anita and her family made Lemon feel at home. Anita sent us updates to reassure us that our pets were being well taken care of. Next time we need a pet sitter, we'll definitely contact Anita first.
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Anita did a fantastic job looking after our little Luna while we were on vacation. Luna is an extremely shy and reserved girl and Anita did a great job adapting to her needs. It made vacation that much more enjoyable knowing she was safe and well taken care of.
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Bella and max always are cared for like family. I highly recommend Anita. They had another great mini vacay .
Another great visit! Our dog Rosa knows Anita well now and was excited to be back for yet another visit. Such a relief to have this option!
Anita did great welcoming my shy and skittish puppy into her home. Luna seemed well taken care of and I look forward to using Anita again in a couple weeks when I go on vacation.
Another wonderful stay with Anita. She was able to take our two cocker spaniels so we could move our daughter into college in Michigan. We received regular updates and they came home happy and healthy. They certainly are happy to visit and never hesitate for a second when we get to her home. Thanks Anita, we'll be back soon with our babies :)
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My dog had a second vacation with Anita - she is the BEST. the only person I will send my dog to while I am away. Love Anita
Working with Anita for the first time was a great pleasure. She helped us out at the last minute when our usual pet sitter was not available. She was wonderful, very flexible on drop off and pick up times. She asked all the right questions and made sure our little guy got along with the other dogs and was well cared for. We will do business with Anita again.
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This was our first stay with Anita and she was wonderful. Our flight home from Atlanta was delayed for hours well into the evening and she was more than understanding as well as accommodating. Our two cocker spaniels came home happy and healthy and we received updates throughout the weekend. We already have another date scheduled with Anita and I'm thrilled we've found someone so wonderful to leave our pups with! It allows us to go away worry free knowing they are in such loving and capable hands.
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Mickey stayed for 5 days with Anita and she took an excellent care of Mickey We received an update with text and a picture everyday. Also, Anita was very accommodating to our travel schedule.
The absolute best. Treated Bella and Max like her own family. Was initially unsure of letting Bella and Max with anyone since they are family. Initially searched for reliable kennels and happened upon Dog Vacay. I wish they would be more out (Dog Vacay) there so folks can find wonderful people like Anita L to care for there furry family while away. Anita texted and piced with updates. In fact, we where so busy with family business that the updates where the right medicine to return the smiles to us. Bella and Max where happy the whole time.
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The boys just spent 8 days with Anita while we were at the beach. Anita is so wonderful about sending pics and little stories each day. It helps us miss them less!
They are well-cared for and return to us as happy and healthy as when we dropped them off.
We'll be back to see Anita many times!!!
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Anita has been caring for Ginger for several years...she is a great host
Anita and her son were outstanding to our Lab Brody! We received daily updates ( with pictures) which really helped our daughter be comfortable. Very good people and Brody was very well taken care of! Thanks Anita and Matt! Highly recommend!
We left Rosa for nearly three weeks with Anita while we were on a family vacation. Over that time we received regular updates and photos of Rosa adapting well to her DogVacay home, and when we picked Rosa up she was her usual happy self. We felt she was well cared for by someone who loves dogs and would use Anita again!
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Our Charlie settled right in with Anita and had his own happy vacay! He's a little rescued MaltiPoo we rescued 7 months ago so were nervous about leaving him. Being with Anita was the perfect place -- so much better than any kennel we've used in the past. Charlie loved her back yard and comfy sofa back. He needed to feel loved and safe and at home, and Anita did all that and more. Will now call on Anita when Charlie needs a home away from home.
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Our dog recently had surgery and we had concerns about her health. Anita did a wonderful job caring for her. Anita was responsive to our concerns. She gave us daily updates along with photos. I recommend Anita to anyone looking for a caring sitter.
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I left my precious Rosie in the good care of Anita for an overnight. Rosie had a nice visit and was well cared for. I received two photo texts showing me how content she was. It is nice to know that I have an option of a loving home for her to stay when she can't come with me.

Jo Anne
Blue Bell
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Anita was great. My 11 year old dog had never been in a kennel or away from us so I was really nervous to go on a mini vacation - no reason to be nervous with Anita around. Will definitely be going on future vacations now.
Bodie had a great visit with Anita! We received updates everyday from Anita which was much appreciated. We will definitely be bringing Bodie back for another stay!
Pandu enjoyed yet another visit with Anita. Thanks Anita, for taking care of him while we enjoyed a wedding that we attended over the weekend. Pandu looks forward to his extended visit with you in January.
I've moved around and had to constantly find new sitters for Ginger. Now that we are finally settled, I couldn't be more grateful to have found Anita!

I gave a little background on Gingy, how she can be a finicky eater, especially around other dogs. When I picked Ginger up, she felt amazing - she hadn't lost a pound. That is a huge accomplishment. I was so happy to see how excited Ginger got when Anita came home. This was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to book again.

Also - Anita was so kind to make Ginger a farewell thanksgiving package - so thoughtful.
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Until using Anita, we had always used in-home petsitters, so we were naturally a little nervous about having them away from their own environment. As soon as we met Anita, we felt comfortable with her, her home and fenced-in yard.
She was accommodating, professional, communicative and reassuring. We received pics and texts of the boys daily.
Couldn't ask for more!!! We will definitely take the boys to "vacay" with Anita again.
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My dogs had a great visit! Anita send updates and pictures every day.
I love Anita!!! More importantly, THEY LOVE her!. I feel very comfortable and at ease leaving my 4 yorkies with her. My dogs are very attached to me but when I took them for their 2nd drop off, they ran in like it was their home. They did not come home and give me "attitude" for leaving them there. I love that they can do what they do at home at her house and not be caged if they were boarded at a kennel. She is about a 40 minute drive from me but well worth the peace of mind I have leaving them with her.
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Anita is great! I was nervous leaving Umi and she made sure to update me daily with how she was doing and send pictures. I felt confident knowing Umi was in good hands and having a fun time.
Anita was very professional and we knew from the start that our dog, Max, was in very good hands. She kept us updated through photos and we never worried about his safety or that he wasn't getting the exercise he so sorely needed. :)
I needed someone somewhat short notice and stumbled upon DogVacay.com. Anita and Matt were quite willing to accommodate us into their schedule. Spencer came back all in one piece too! Thank you Anita and Matt for taking care of Spencer!
My dog, Alex truly enjoyed his stay at Anita's home! I felt very confident that Alex was in good hands from the moment I met her and my confidence was validated when she sent me several pictures and updates while he was in her care. I will certainly be bringing Alex back to Anita when I take my next trip!
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Anita and her son Matt took great care of Pandu while we were on an extended vacation out of the country. We were worried about the limited access to us during our travel to the Middle East and India. Anita's confidence and reassurance really put us at ease. She regularaly corresponded with us and sent us cute pictures. Pandu is an alpha dog and Anita made suitable adjustments to ensure that everything was fine when she had other dogs or her own pet Sasha around Pandu. Overall a very satsifying experience for us and Pandu.
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I have to say, this whole experience has been awesome! Anita provided text message photos so the kids wouldn't miss Cricket too much while we were gone. She even bought him a Xmas present (though I should have warned her, he is very hard on his toys. It didn't last long I am afraid). My only concern is that Cricket didn't look like he wanted to leave!
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Very pleased as always
This was our dog's second visit with Anita & John. Our pet came home happy and content. Thank you!
Caring and loving person to leave your loved ones with while you go away. My dog Max has been a repeat with Anita a few times now, every time has been a wonderful experience.
Our dog was very content during her stay with Anita & John. She seemed to meld into their family while we were away. We've kenneled her many times before and never has she come back so relaxed and perky! We will have no problem leaving her again with Anita & John.
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Anita and John are wonderful at caring for my aging American Eskimo. She feels at home when she visits and I can enjoy my vacation knowing that Angel is in good hands.
Dog came back happy and healthy! I'm so happy that I can leave my dog overnight with confidence! Thanks Anita!
Anita and John did a great job caring for Eddie. They sent several text messages to keep me up to date so there was no need to worry about how Eddie was doing. It was great knowing that someone was there with him all the time. I highly recommend Anita and John and will definitely use them again.
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Riley had a great time at Anita's house. I loved seeing pictures of him and hearing about what he was doing while we were gone. I will definitely use Anita to watch Riley again.
Anita makes Jackson smile....he also loves Sasha baby...
Thanks Anita for another great stay!....Ginger was so happy to spend some time visiting.....see you next time!...
Its always a pleasure to work with Anita. Ginger has a fun time and is so well cared for!..Anita is a great host!..thanks Anita!
Anita and her brother John took great care of our two labs. They took them for walks and sent us regular text messages. They were very flexible with the drop off and pick up times and very understanding when we had to cut our trip short due to a family illness.
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We have had our Rottie with Anita L before and felt very comfortable to use her services again.
Most people are affraid of Rottie's, and don't give them a chance because of the bad rap that the Rottie gets. Anita loves our dog.He is dog friendly and people friendly. She goes above and beyond to help people
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Blizzard was very well cared for on his vacay and I was happy he didn't have to spend his days away from us in a crate. I will definitely use Anita again to watch Blizzard.
I just want to say that my pups were so well cared for with Anita and her brother John. She helped us out of a stressful situation and took Izzy and Callie with not much notice. We received many pics and updates, and our pups had Anita's dog Baby and others to play with. Anita has a big, warm heart and is excellent with dogs. I will not hesitate to have Izzy and Callie return!
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We took our two beloved golden retrievers to stay with Anita and family for almost two weeks. I was nervous leaving my 'girls' as I have never used dog vacay before. I could tell right away my dogs were treated nicely and they were happy and showed no signs of being traumatized or anxious by our leaving them. They just calmly welcomed us and got in our car. They were relaxed at home as if a good friend had taken care of them!
I was so relieved and happy! Anita gave my dog some good medical care as my dog's tail had a sore before we brought her to anita. Anita treated my dog's tail and even sent pictures showing me her tail was improving!
I high recommend Anita and her family to care for your dogs while you are away...
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We were completely ecstatic with the care that our dog Max received during his stay with Anita.
Max was in a house setting just like home, he was treated just like he was family. We received pictures and emails the whole time we were gone which made us very comfortable to be able to see Max, and see how happy he was during his stay. We found a home away from home for Max when we need to be away.
I can't think of a better person to leave my dog with.
looking forward to our next time to have Max stay with Anita.
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Anita and John took great care of Chief while we were away! I received many updates including pictures that helped put my mind at ease to see that Chief was doing just fine. What a different experience from boarding Chief at a pet hotel in the past where I would receive calls that he wasn't adjusting well. He was healthy and happy when we picked him up. Thank you again Anita and John!
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Anita is such a pleasure to work with...she is flexible, very well informed and knowledgeable about all things canine...Ginger always has such a good time!
Anita is a fantastic host....she is easy to work with and understanding...Ginger loves her stay!
Anita took very good care of Koko over the weekend. She was happy and relaxed when we got home. We will definitely visit again. Thank you for everything!
I am so lucky to find Anita through the DogVacay. This is exactly the service I have been looking for- leaving my dog to a host family instead of the kennel while I am away. We had a meet and greet before the reservation. Anita, John, and their dog (Baby) were all wonderful and made us feel welcomed. They took good care of LuLu for 3 nights despite the fact that Lulu is an anxious dog and a barker.
I will definitely use Anita again in the future.
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When our usual host went on vacation, Anita was happy to provide daycare for our pup. With a sweet dog of her own, I knew that our pup would get the care he needed. Someone was home at all times to be there with our dog, which was comforting to know, allowing us to focus on our work day.
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Thank you so much Anita and John for taking care of my puppy and giving her that extra special attention that she needed since she is a senior citizen with some medical issues. She had a great time hanging out in the yard and playing with the other dogs. I felt very confident leaving her and especially appreciated the daily updates and pictures. She'll definitely be back for her own vacation the next time we take ours!!
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Excellent as usual! Thanks!
This is my first time using dogvacay but Nathan had such a great time! Anita and her family did such a great job with him and they even text me daily pictures of him snuggling on the couch! It's so nice to finally be able to truly relax on my vacation and not worry about what situation I will come back to. I've never had a good experience boarding Nathan at a traditional pet hotel so I'm grateful for Anita and her family! Every other time, Nathan would always come home sick, mangled or one time he even lost his bark. This was definitely a good find and I will be using Anita again! Thanks for making it easy, hassle free and enjoyable to go away again!
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I feel very comfortable leaving Michael at Anita's. If he can't be at home I am glad he is with her.
Michael, our Scottish Terrier, stayed for a weekend with Anita and he had a great time! Anita kept in touch with us by text and by email during his stay and also sent photos to let us know how Michael was doing. He was obviously enjoying himself. Anita loves animals, she's a joy to work with and no question that we'll be asking her to take care of Michael again. Thank you so much!!
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I can't express enough how grateful I am for Anita, John and Matthew. My girl Syudnee has become a member of the family! They have always been accomodating, even when my schedule provides them 2 day's notice. It's a comfort knowing Sydnee's chronic ear infections are being tended to in my absence, (getting drops in her ears is no walk in the park.)

Thank you for your gracious hospitality.
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Anita did a great job with our Daisy. We felt like she was in great hands and continued to get the love we couldn't give her while we were away. I would definitely use Anita again and recommend her to anyone looking for a quality sitter.
Pawsome, Anita and Mathew took good care of Jackson. He slept for two days after his return home from an awesome doggy sleep over. Thanks Guys Jackson and Robin
Ginger loved her time with Anita!...Anita is truly in tune with her "guests" and provides a warm, friendly and fun environment...I highly recommend Anita's care...
My husband and I found ourselves in a tough situation when our puppy-sitting arrangements fell through right before the holiday. We had never left Lucy with anyone but family, and were very nervous about being away for five days. But Anita and her family were awesome ~ we felt at ease when we met up with them for a Meet & Greet, and Lucy seemed relaxed and curious instead of nervous. When we dropped her off John was fantastic about reassuring us, and when we picked her up she seemed just as at home with them as she does with us! For a high maintenance, attention needing Boxer, that made us feel as though we'd made the right decision and that she had been in great hands. Anita got her a special treat on Thanksgiving, and Lucy got to go on walks, play with the other dog vacationing with Anita and generally be spoiled! She was exhausted when she got home, but happy and that truly made us happy. When we find ourselves in need in the future, I really hope that Anita is available to take Lucy ~ we are so appreciative of how she and her family took such good care of our little girl.
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It was a pleasure meeting Anita and having Ginger spend time with her. Anita and Ginger were an instant match..She is very in tune with communicating with her dogs and nurtures a dog friendly environment...Fun was had by all!..
Our dogs really seemed to love staying with Anita! They have lots of energy, and they came home totally worn out. She sent a picture of our dogs, which helped put our minds at ease. We will definitely be keeping Anita in mind for the future!
Anita and her family did a fantastic job caring for Bingo. Bingo is a high-energy dog and she got plenty of exercise. She was completely tired when she came home after a weekend full of activity.
We have had two great dog sitting experiences with Anita so far. We get nervous about finding a good sitter for our puppy Winnie because she can be skittish and has some anxiety. Anita made us feel comfortable and we knew Winnie was in good hands. Winnie has done really well at Anita's the last two weekends, and we will definitely be using her again! Anita is very nice and laid back, and her back yard is perfect for high energy pups! Winnie comes home from Anita's completely exhausted:)
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We were so glad to have our dog Penny stay with Anita and her family. Penny had never been left anywhere before but Anita made it feel comfortable and easy. It was nice to get the text messages and pictures while we were away and also we were able to give her a call when we needed to. I think Penny had fun and loved her stay there.
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Anita and her family have been great! My travel schedule can change very quickly and Anita has been extremely responsive and accommodating. More importantly, my American Bulldog (Sydnee) feels right at home. She even pulls me to the door when I drop her off.

I can't say enough about how relieved I am to know Sydnee is in good hands when I am traveling. I even get texted updates and pictures!

Thanks, Anita.
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Anita was an excellent host. She was incredibly friendly, flexible and responsive, and Ludo had a stress-free stay at her home. She updated us with pictures to let us know he was safe and comfortable. We missed him more than he missed us! Will definitely be using her again.
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Anita is a great host! She accepted our dog with very short notice and handled him with great care. She shows a professional and caring demeanor and we will be using Anita again whenever she has availability.
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