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Dena J.

31 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler

Dena's Resident Pets

9 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Dena's Apartment

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

About Dena

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Greetings, I'm a dog lover who usually works from home. I live with my friendly 7+ year old Puggle, who doesn't mind extra company, but usually she keeps to herself. Your dog will feel at home to roam around my 2 bedroom condo as well as have plenty of outdoor space for him/her to frolic and play. I live near the lake, so when the weather permits, we can go for long walks there. My dog has free rein of the house, and the same goes for your pooch.

*The only off limits area is my bed.
*By the way, I no longer allow pad trained dogs, your doggy must be 100% house broken.

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Can administer oral medicine

Dena J.

31 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dena's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
31 Reviews
Rudy had so much fun with Dena and the doggies. Dena is easy to work with and very responsive. We loved Dena's instagram feed and keeping up with Rudy when he plays with all of his new friends! Will definitely come back again :)
Very much recommended! Friendly and Professional, I felt at ease leaving my dog
Dena was super friendly and flexible. Also all the pictures were great to have.
We can always count on Dena to take great care of Jaime. Thanks Dena and Sophie!
Jazz had a great time with Dena, and it was fun to see her DogVacay pics on instagram!
I reached out to Dena a week before a scheduled vacation due to a sudden cancellation with my usual boarder.

Upon meeting I felt very comfortable with her and her ability to care for my dog. She was very accommodating with my pick-up and drop-off times and she shared some great pics throughout my dog's stay. My dog seemed to have a great time and I would definitely use her services again.
This was Bailey's second stay with Dena, he had such a good time the first visit. This was the first time when dropping Bailey off at a dog-sitter he didn't seem sad at all to see me go--he's that comfortable with Dena. Dena kept us updated with daily photos. Highly recommend Dena.
We feel so lucky to have found Dena. Previously, we've boarded our dogs at a northside groomer and they were fine, but it always felt like they were just housed and fed. With Dena, I know the dogs were loved and attended to. She stays in communication and shares amazing photos (including on her Instagram, run by her puggle, Sophie). Dena was so easy to coordinate with and she took amazing care of our dogs....including helping out our older dog who arrived with an irritable stomach - Dena was understanding, patient, and even made her special meals to get through her ordeal. By the second day, our dog was feeling better and they both loved the 10 days spent with Dena. 5 star, highly recommend!!
Very accommodating and even left me frequent pics on her page. Dollar (my dog) seem to really enjoy himself. We will definitely be going back!
Dena was a life saver! Amazingly convenient and in my area. It's especially hard to find someone who is willing to care for a pitbull but she was more than accepting. She worked with my travel schedule and stuck to the instructions I left her. She kept me updated via photos to my phone and on Instagram. Nahla seemed to having a great time with Dena. It was great.
Enjoyed getting pictures and Dena's dog was sweet so it made me comfortable!
As always, our schnoodle Lucy had a wonderful time staying with Dena and her dog Sophie. We were kept updated with pictures and messages the whole trip, which my kids really enjoyed. Dena was also flexible about drop off and pick up, which made things so much easier particularly as our return flight was delayed.
Dena was a terrific host for our dog Bailey who stayed with Dena for a week while we were on vacation. Dena sent us photos every day and Bailey clearly had a great time!
Unfortunately, I wish I could say this was a positive experience. The meet and greet went well enough, but I was on my way out of the country and dropped my dog off for his first stay the evening before my departure. When I text to check in the next morning on how things were going, I got a message saying things were fine followed by two pictures of my dog - then twenty minutes later I get a note he had an accident and she doesn't think she can keep him. I literally had to drop everything from my office, scramble to contact several boarding places and find him a last minute care provider that could take him that day - then had to go home, get my dog's shot records, go to pick my dog up up, bring him to the boarding place and barely made my international flight.

My dog is house trained but in a new environment and was not familiar with Dena or her dog - so as a dog sitter, you take on the responsibility to expect that kind of thing to potentially happen when dogs are in unfamiliar environments - especially when there is another unfamiliar dog involved. She didn't even give him 24 hours to adjust for goodness sake! Everyone at my office (including many dog owners) was shocked she was allowed to just cancel like that - he was not aggressive or a threat, this was a non-emergency situation.

Regardless, I am truly disappointed at such unreliable service and complete lack of compassion or care and in the end, I was glad I was able to remove my dog from the situation.
As always, Jaime had lots of fun with Dena, Sophie and friends. Thanks Dena!
Dena is very accommodating and dependable. She is an overall great sitter, and on the top of my list when I need someone to watch Lady.
Dena was so easy to work with! I loved getting pictures of Speckles while we were away. We will definitely call Dena again.
Friendly, dependable, available - our dog has a great time there, and we always have peace of mind. Plus: cute pictures. :)
I only trust Dena with Cosby. He is happy to see her and I don't worry about him when I'm gone.
My dog Simon had a good time with Dena and Sophie. Dena sent nice updates and photos. I was very comfortable leaving Simon with her and would do it again.
Dena and Sohpie were wonderful. Dena is a knowledgable and welcoming host. Sandy had lots of room to roam and was welcomed by Sophie with no problem. I would recommend Dena and plan to use her services again.
Dena rocks! She and Sophia are always great hosts
Jaime had a great time with Dena and Sophie. Dena was responsive and sent frequent photo updates during his stay. Thanks!
As always, Dena is wonderful and very accommodating.
As always, Cosby and I love Dena!
Dena is so good with Cosby. He has a great time with her and Sophie. Dena is a godsend.
Dena is just wonderful with Cosby`
Great sitter!! She sent frequent updates and Lady had a great time.
Dena loved Cosby and he enjoyed his stay with her. Would definitely trust her with Cosby again
This was my first experience using dog vacay and I thought it was great. I really appreciated Dena's openness with my dog and making sure he was comfortable and felt at home. My pup was definitely well cared for.
Dena is great! She was flexible with dropping my dog off and he quickly settled in with her and Sophie. Plan on working with Dena again!
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