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Deborah H.

53 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Deborah's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Deborah

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am recently retired, and love dogs. I live on Capitol Hill, a very dog friendly environment with lots of dog parks and places for walks. I have owned dogs for over 30 years however I do not have any pets at this time. My small, fully enclosed backyard makes my home safe for your dog's stay. They will have a tranquil, clean and loving home to enjoy while you are away.

As I am retired I am able to take the dogs on four, five or six walks a day and frequently take them to dog parks, public parks and even the nearby Kenilworth Aquatic garden.

I have been with Dogvacay since June 2012 and have hosted over 40 dogs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Deborah H.

53 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 17, 2017


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Home Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Deborah's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
53 Reviews
Deborah is very nice and took great care of our dog. We had a few communication issues but the safety of our dog was most important.
Great host!
Brie had the best time!
Deborah is my DogVacay host mentor, so of course my Bichon, Talcum, had a great vacay! It's so nice to know your dog is in a home environment getting personal attention while you are traveling.
Deborah provided gracious last minute help to care for my two small dogs for several days before their regular dogvacay commenced when a communication glitch nearly forced cancellation of my overseas travel. As always, Deborah was a kind and generous host!
So happy that Deborah was available to watch our Coco! We could go on holiday without having to worry that our little fur baby was being very well taken care of while we were gone. Loved the daily photos, too! A very positive experience for us and for Coco.
Deborah was wonderful with our Coton de Tulear! She took great care of Coco, and we highly recommend her!
Deborah was wonderful with our Ollie. She took seriously all our many notes about caring for him, and gave him lots of love and attention. She is a warm and caring person, with a lovely home and a private yard area just his size. She gave him lots of walks even though it was raining, and he loved it. In fact, he looked more than a little disappointed when we came to pick him up! But alas, that is the kind of problem you want to have with a dog sitter. :) We would have Ollie stay with Deborah again anytime.
We left Lou in Deborah's care for the first time this past weekend and he seemed to have loved it! We really liked getting picture updates of him relaxing into his new environment and when we came to pick him up he was happy and wagging his tail and trotting between us and his new host who confirmed he had a great time.
Deborah took care of our 14 years hold mixed-greyhound Sophie for 11 days. Deborah is very experienced with dogs and she immediately understood Sophie and how to relate with her. When we came back Sophie was in perfect shape and very happy of her stay!!!
She took excellent care of our dog.
Deborah took great care of Oliver and was an absolute lifesaver. Will definitely use Deborah whenever I need a sitter in the future.
Shamus clearly had a great time with Deborah. She really makes him feel at home with long walks, lots of company and she sent me great photos so I could see how well he was doing. I can enjoy my vacation knowing he is having a good time too!
Franklin had great time with Deborah. Highly recommended!
Deborah was my dog's first dog vacay sitter. She was extremely flexible for us during a difficult family loss and accepted a dog outside her normal size range. When we came to pick up Maggie after six days, I wasn't totally convinced she wanted to come home. There were dog walks, dog parks and dog treats. What more could a needy golden retriever want? I will definitely call to book again!
Deborah is wonderful and Max had a wonderful stay! It feels so good to not worry about my dog on vacation. Max gets nice walks and a relaxing place to stay while we are away! Much nicer than a boarding place with lots of barking dogs.. Thank you so much Deborah! we will definitely be seeing you again!
This was our dog's 4th or 5th stay with Deborah and we are pleased, as always. She will be hearing from us again for future travel!
Deborah is wonderful. She really understands and loves dogs and she was so flexible when I was delayed coming home. My Shamus clearly had a great time and I hope to use her services again. Thank You, Deborah!
Deborah provided thoughtful and kind care for both my dogs, as well as keeping me informed of how things were going while I was away for an extended period.
Deborah cared for my 2 small, somewhat shy little dogs and they had a marvelous time!
Deborah was, as always, such a life saver! When I was stuck out of town for several extra days on a business trip, she was so flexible and accommodating. It was such a relief to know that even as my plans were changing, my dog was safe and happy! Deborah is just the best.
Deborah is amazing! She truly is a dog lover, went out of her way to set up doggie play dates for our little guy and we picked him up happy as a clam and tuckered out from all the fun. She is the best dog sitter we have ever had!
Deborah was a great host to Teddy. She kept me updated throughout his stay and when I picked him up he seemed like his happy and healthy self. I would definitely use Deborah again.
Deborah is a fantastic dog sitter and always takes excellent care of Grover!
It is so comforting when my dog Millie can stay with Deborah. Millie is always thrilled to be dropped off, and happy and healthy when we pick her up. Deborah is responsive and reliable. She's the best!
We have left Brisco with Deborah multiple times, and it's always a great experience. This time was no exception!
I have used Deborah's service on many occasions, so this review is long overdue. Deborah has far exceeded my expectations so I cannot begin to provide enough positive feedback that expresses my degree of satisfaction for her as a person and as a trusted dog-sitter. I explored and conducted a comprehensive and thorough search for the ideal sitter for my two mischief and rambunctious yorkies. Deborah has such a positive energy and calming effect on my two otherwise obstreperous dogs that I experience no distressing anxiety fretting over their welfare in my absence. Her response time is expedient and level of flexibility exceedingly appreciated for my oftentimes unpredictable and erratic schedule. During my dogs' most recent stay, Albert Einstein was very ill, but Deborah took such good care of my little yorkie. I'm so happy that I found a trusting sitter.
Deborah was great! I had a very happy pooch when I returned from my trip.
Really liked her and she was close by and convenient. I hope to have Charlie stay with her again!
This was our pup's second stay with Deborah, and she is great! She sometimes hosts multiple dogs, and I think our dog enjoys the socialization. She is very flexible with pick-up and drop off-times, good communication, and our dog really seems to love her.
Roscoe had a great time with Deborah! I felt so relieved leaving him with such a dog-lover. I would highly recommend Deborah!
My dog, Millie, just came home from her third visit with Deborah. She was excited to see Deborah when I dropped her off, and she came home tired and happy! Thanks again for a great visit.
Deborah clearly loves dogs. Bella had a good time with Deborah and another dog she was boarding. Her place is pretty small so I doubt I would leave Bella for too long, but it was perfect for a few nights stay. I would definitely consider leaving Bella with Deborah again. Thanks much.
Millie once again came home happy (and tired!) after a weekend with Deborah. It's always a comfort to know she's in such good hands!
Deborah was absolutely awesome (or "pawsome" as the case may be). My baby Wednesday did great at her home and we received picture updates while out of town which was just wonderful and provided so much peace of mind. Additionally, Deborah was super understanding and accommodating of our crazy schedule when our flight arrived late and we could not pick her up until very late. I feel so great that there is someone we can trust with our puppers when we need to go out of town.
Deborah took fantastic care of our dog, even sending us pictures and updates while we were away. We plan on booking with Deborah again when we need a dogsitter.
This was our first time using DogVacay, and Deborah made it a wonderful experience! She was very flexible with our schedule and easy to communicate with. She made us feel very welcome at the initial meet-and-greet and answered all our questions. Leaving your dog with a new person can be hard, but it was clear when we picked up our little boy that he had a great, stress-free time at Deborah's house. We definitely plan to use Deborah again in the future when we need to travel.
Deborah was wonderful. Millie came home happy (and tired!) and I was at ease knowing that she was safe with someone I trusted. I couldn't be more pleased with our first Dog Vacay experience.
Third time leaving Indy with Deborah. Just as great of an experience as ever. Thanks again!
As always, Deborah did a fantastic job with Indy while we were away. This is Indy's second visit with her and will not be our last!
Great as always! Enzo loves Deborah.
Deborah was absolutely fantastic this past week with Indy. I literally could not imagine anything different that would have enhanced our experience. She clearly cared about our beloved pet as much as anyone. Her place was very clean, dog-friendly and spacious. The dog photo updates were great. Deborah was very flexible with the drop-off and pick-up times; a must for travel during the holidays. I highly recommend Deborah to anyone (as long as we're not out of town then and need her ourselves!).
Deborah takes great care of Roscoe. The photo updates are awesome and show him having a good time which puts our minds at ease. She gives us honest feedback on how his visits go which we truly appreciate!
This was the second time we left Brisco with Deborah, and it was another wonderful experience. She is so good with him and he loves spending time with her. We loved getting pictures and texts from Deborah. She's our first choice whenever we go out of town!
Deborah was very responsive and helpful when sitting for Wrigley. She sent me photos while we were out of town and took great care of my puppy. She is a very sweet and welcoming woman.
Deborah was fantastic with Roscoe and he can't wait for his next vacay!
Deborah was great with my boy Enzo! From our initial meet up I could tell that she absolutely loved dogs. She sent me a picture of him and let me know he was doing just fine while I was away. When I came to pick him up Enzo was in great spirits and more importantly tired from a fun filled weekend. I will definitely go to Deborah in the future if I need someone to watch Enzo.
Deborah was wonderful. She took great care of my pup and even sent a pic to let me know she was doing well.
Deborah was fantastic!! Our dog loved staying with her, and she was a joy to work with. We can't wait to work with her again!
Deborah was wonderful. She sent me updates and pictures via email, she met me for a meet and greet, and even took my dogs to the dog park. When I picked them up they were happy, healthy and tuckered out! I highly recommend her as a dogsitter!
Deborah was great and very responsive. She took great care of my dog Lucy and put me at ease by emailing me updates while I was out of town.
Arrow had a great time with Deborah! She has a good setup with a nice back and front patio, and was very easy to work with and flexible with my travel schedule.
Deborah was wonderful when Baylee stayed with her. I can tell that she spoiled him. Her place is perfect for a small dog, and he wasn't stressed when I picked him up, like he usually is when I pick him up from a kennel. I would definitely recommend Deborah!
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