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Sandra P.

69 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Sandra's Resident Pets

6 yr 1 mo old
18 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Sandra's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sandra

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I will respond to you as quickly as possible! We have been so blessed by keeping so many dogs through this website! I am stay at home mom and home school teacher. We have worked with dogvacay for almost 4 years. Our family loves dogs! I have taken care of dogs my whole life and my children have always had dogs in the house. We have two wonderful medium size dogs of our own. We understand how it feels to leave your puppy at a kennel with only a little room to sleep and run around outside. You rest assure that your dog will be played with and loved on the whole time!! We have a fenced in yard in back and we also take our dogs for walks numerous times in the day, hot or cold!! Feel free to ask any questions! We can't wait to meet new friends!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Sandra P.

69 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 22, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sandra's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/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
Daycare At Sandra's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$15 /bath
69 Reviews
Lexi seemed to have enjoyed himself with his host. He came home exhausted and even looked a bit more trim. I booked my next appointment.
Thanks, again, this is the second time Lizzy has stayed with Sandra and her family and they are great!
Brink was extremely content when we picked her up from her 2 days with Sandra and family. We would leave her with them again in a heart beat.
Great experience with Sandra and her family. Highly recommend them to watch your dog!
King had a blast with Sandra and her family. He's been depressed since we got home last night and keeps looking at me like he wants to go back.
Sandra and her family did an awesome job taking care of my dog! I felt very comfortable leaving him with them and was not disappointed!
I would highly recommend Sandra. She was great, we received updates and pictures while we were gone. We will definitely use this service (Sandra) again. Completely happy!
Sofia's stay was awesome. Mr. P. took excellent care of her. Sandra gave us an update and Sofia made some new friends. She felt right at home.
I have a very skiddish dog who was totally at home with Sandra and her family! He stayed there for over a week and did just fine! I was at ease that he was comfortable, loved, and safe while I was away.
I really appreciate Sandra and her family welcoming Snowball into their home. Although he was happy to see me, he showed no signs of distress when I returned.
Sandy is our #1 puppy sitter in the area. My pup is only 9 months old and practically jumps out the window when we pull up in front of her house. Her beagle Lucy is my Pixies buddy and between them, her children and Sandy and her husband. Pixie is loved like she was of the family. Pixies first overnight was with Sandy. I was nervous brought her toys, a blanket and a bed from home so she would feel secure. When i asked how she did they said she did great-she slept in our bed. lol. I didn't expect this but i know my pixie felt at home because she parks herself in one of our beds every night.
Where you gonna find love like that? They are a good Christian family and I know my pup is in good hands-safe and secure. I can't say enough of the care Pixie receives. 5 star Puppy care for sure!
Great people to leave your dog with!
Sandra and her family were great!
On a Friday, my husband and I planned an impromptu trip into Chicago for the following day and I did a last minute reservation request Friday, early evening. I heard back quickly by Saturday morning and she was able to accommodate our dog, Lou!
We received an update that night with a picture of how well he was doing! The other dogs were very sweet and social and provided great playmates for Lou! Sandra and her family were great hosts; responsive and very flexible with us!
We will definitely use them again in the future!
Talula had a great time with Sandra and her family. We look forward to future stays.
King had a great stay with Sandra and her family and looks forward to his next visit.
This was our longest vacation ever - almost a full month without our precious Bella. Sandra and her family really make our dog feel at home. The best part is when we come home and pick up our little dog. You wouldn't even know it's been such a long time. Bella goes right back to her regular routine at home, meaning she felt secure and at home the whole time we were away. It's always a great experience for the dog and her humans.
Lacey had a great time with Sandy and her family! They gave her lots of love and attention while we were away!
Thanks for taking such great care of Bella and for all the updates/pics!
I have used her before, and I always feel secure my babies are being cared for. She and her family are always so nice and friendly to deal with. She will ALWAYS be my pick, any time my fur babies need a sitter
Sandra and her family were amazing. Our dog Maizey was obviously at ease from the time we met them. We knew she was being well cared for, and we have already scheduled several more stays with them. We will continue to use them and recommend them. A wonderful experience and very accommodating. Thank you!! It's such a relief to have someone we trust to watch our girl when we are gone.
Ditka had an awesome time. We will be using Sandra again in the future.
Our boys had a great time staying with Sandra and her family! Sandra sent several photos during their overnight to keep us updated.. definitely gave us peace of mind knowing they were getting lots of love while away from us!
Gingersnap had a great time, as always!
Sandra was great. Her house was warm and welcoming, and Dixie felt at home right away. Sandra sent pictures of Dixie throughout the weekend, and gave us little updates. We will definately be using her again.
she was great
Great experience. Our dog was well taken care of and Sandra kept in touch with us via text/with pictures. The family treated our dog like one of their dogs - lots of love and attention. We will return. Thank you!!
Sandra and her family took great care of our Lizzy while we were gone. Thank you so much! We'll definitely use Sandra again to dog sit Lizzy.
I coul't ask for anything more! Very much satisfied!
Sandra P and her family were awesome!! They were extremely accommodating and they took very good care of my puppies. I would definitely recommend this family if you want your dogs to feel at home!
We had an OUTSTANDING experience with Sandra P. and her family. Our little Bichon is very needy and owner-attached, so we were very happy to leave her with a family that could not resist spoiling her either, maybe more than we do when she's at home. We received pictures from Sandra almost daily, and it was easy to see that our dog was having the time of her life! If you want to leave your dog with a loving family and a couple of very sociable dogs, you can't go wrong.
Sandra & her family are great! Super nice people & happy to have met them. Dogs were well taken care of and lots of energy was burned off with all the play time with the other pups & kids. My younger boxer slept for hours when I brought him home. He was wore out! Definitely will use Sandra again.
Hello everybody,
you are looking for a dog sitter which will take care of your dog, you are totally right here.
We had our dog Sammy today at Sandra and he was in very good hands.
We made a late reservation just 12h before and it was no problem.
So my wife and me could go to Chicago.
We are more than satisfied .
Thorsten und Sylvia aus Deutschland.
Gingersnap had a great stay as always! We are glad we are able to leave her with someone we trust.
Sandra and her family were great, I will use her services again.
Sandra and her family are wonderful with Allie, my 6 year old Westie. She sent me a picture of her relaxing on the sofa and it put my mind at ease. The best.
She was very prompt at responding. Very reassuring with my worries. I had never left my babies so I was very nervous. The pics she sent me wouldn't open on the site so she still made the efforts to use other avenues so I could see my babies while I was gone on vacation. she was extremely friendly and helpful and very accommodating
Just a great experience. Was crrazy with my pup and out me completely at ease. Would love to have Allie visit again
I immediately felt relieved upon meeting Sandra and her family, knowing Kona was going to be with a loving family instead of a boarding place where the workers keep him in a large fence inside and play with him a few times a day. He was so much happier when I picked him up than those other places and I think it helped a lot with his separation anxiety being with a loving family to take care of him. I will defiantly use Sandra again when I go on vacation! Thanks, Sandra!!
Sable and Boomer had a wonderful stay with
Sandra and her family. She sent us text messages with pictures almost daily which made being separated from our dogs much easier knowing that they were receiving lots of love and care. We will definitely leave our dogs with them again!
Leaving Bailey with Sandy felt like leaving him with friends. They sent us pictures often and were easy to stay in touch with. Bailey came home very happy and content. We will definitely use Sandy again!
Excellent care for my dogs!
Bella's Vacay was Great as usual! Sandi & family provide good care for Bella while we are away. She sends us pictures keeping us informed on how she is doing during her stay, which gives us an extra added comfort. This is the 5 th time Bella has vacationed with Sandi & family and she has adapted well since day 1 and so have we.
Sandra and her family are great dog sitters! I had no concerns for my 6 yr old doxi, Tippy; however I did have some concerns for my 5 month old mini doxi Isabelle (Izzy). Sandra was at her daughters gymnastic event, but her husband Mark was there to greet us and reassured me that my girls were in great hands. From the pictures sent to me, my girls seemed very happy and comfortable, making themselves right at home. The whole family got involved with my girls and I was so relieved to see them happy with Sandra! I will definitely use Sandra again! She and her family are great dog sitters! Thank you Sandra!
The Petersen's took very good care of our dog Cooper. The family is very friendly and truly love animals. I felt very comfortable leaving our dog with Sandra. Sending pictures was a nice a surprise.
The Petersen's are 5 stars in my book!!!
The Gormans
Milo had a great stay! Sandra was very accommodating and flexible with my schedule. My favorite part was "he cuddled with the family as we watched Christmas movies". I could tell Milo felt comfortable and so was I as Sandra made sure to keep me updated. Definitely recommend!
Great as always!
A pleasurable experience, as normal!!! Love this home and family.
Gingersnap had a great stay- as always!
This was my first time using Dog Vacay and Sandra and it was fantastic. Sandra was a great host to my dog and sent me pictures all the time I was gone. I would highly recommend her and would definitely use her again. I felt like I was leaving my dog with a family member.
Sandra and her family are very kind and caring. My beagle immediately felt welcome in their home and got along great with the other dogs. Sandra took excellent care of Lizzie while my family and I were on vacation. I loved receiving daily updates and pictures, which made my kids and I feel better about not taking her with us. I highly recommend Sandra P, and will definitely be using again.
I have to give a 5 star. Our pups loved it here, and Sandra made sure that I got pics of them throughout our vacation. Thanks.
We can't say enough about how wonderful the Peterson family is and what comfort we have in knowing how welcome he is in their home. This was Splitters 2nd vacay with them and he was happy to see them upon arrival, the entire family clearly love him and Sandra provides daily photos and updates which helps greatly!!! Love them all!!!
Second time bringing my puppy here...just as pleased as the first time!!! Such a nice family.
I think the care was good, my dog got nipped by another dog, but Sandra took good care of the spot and it healed up nicely, and dogvacay gave me a couple of calls to make sure he was ok and that if I needed to take him to the vet they would cover it, which I was very impressed with that. I would leave Jake with Sandra again.
She responsed quickly. This is our second time this year we have used her. She takes cars of our Yorkie withTLC. She also sends pictures. I would reccomend her services to everyone.
This was my first DogVacay experience and my first time leaving my puppy anywhere. My kids and I were going on a last minute vacation. I received a response in less than 24 hours. I was pleasantly pleased with the entire experience. I received pictures while my Dexter was away. I will definitely use again!!! Such a loving home.
We were very positively impressed with SandraP. She met us at the door when we arrived. She made Maggie feel immediately acquainted and comfortable with herself, her children and her own dogs. We exchanged phone numbers so we could contact each other if anything came up and confirmed the approximate time we would pick Maggie up the next day. We could see that maggie felt relaxed and we were happy that she would spend the night and next day with a family that would provide her with lots of love and attention. We were especially delighted when we logged on to the hotel internet, later that evening, that SandraP posted 2 photos, at separate times, of Maggie enjoying playing with her boys along with positive comments that they were enjoying Maggie. We called enroute to pick up Maggie and Sandra P had everything ready to go when we arrived. She gave us a quick review of Maggie's positive experience. If we ever go to the Merrillville Indiana area again, we would definitely board Maggie with Sandra P!
Gingersnap had another great stay with Sandra. This visit was for several days and I missed my pup was comforted knowing she was in good hands. She came pleasantly tired from all her play with Sandra's kids and dogs.
Perfect home! Perfect family!
Sandra was great! She was flexible in working with our changing timeline for a pick up. And, we know our pup had a great time with her family. We will certainly be using her service again.
What a blessing finding Sandy and her wonderful family to take care of our Splitter while we were away. It was such a comfort to see how much they loved him and welcomed him into their family for us. We are so happy to have found the perfect "home away" for our little guy and will call upon Sandy in the future as our "dog care" needs arise. Thanks again to all!!!! We appreciate your loving our little guy with such open hearts.
Sandra P and her family were very friendly and accommodating for my almost last minute request. I knew Mia would enjoy staying with this family because of the children. She must have played constantly because when she got home, she slept the remainder of the day :) I would definitely call on this family again and so glad I found them.
Sandra, Mark, and the kids were a great family and I was very worried about leaving my puppy with people I didn't know, but they make you feel like you've known them for years. Great people and they took amazing care of my 12 week old great dane puppy Emy. I would absolutely recommend this family to anyone who need a place for their furry family member to stay!!
We met Sandra the day before at her home. Our dog Bella took to her and family right away. She is friendly and did a very good job taking care of our dog. She gave us updates as well pictures of our dog daily. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for a caring and safe environment for their pet.
This was the first time we used We were so thrilled with our dog's stay at Sandra's! Her entire family showered our dog with love. Sandra sent photos throughout the week and little updates about how our dog was doing. I felt confident our dog was in great hands...and she was! When we picked up our dog, it was clear she had had a wonderful time staying with Sandra and her family. Our dog had a vacation when we were on vacation. :)
Great experience! Sandra and her family were warm and inviting! Jack loved his visit!
I had a huge emergency and had a few hours to find a place for my Penny to stay. Sandra to the rescue!...Can I just tell you that, from their sweet kids to their adorable two dogs, this has to be the NICEST FAMILY ON THE PLANET! They were all so warm and welcoming, even though we interrupted their family outing and showed up at their door completely drenched from a huge storm. Oh, and it was Labor Day weekend and I picked her up ON Labor Day. They even gave Penny some extra cans of dog food that their smaller doggies couldn't eat. It was so helpful because it was my first day back and a holiday to boot, and I didn't need to go shopping and fight the last minute BBQ crowd! I know Penny had a blast because when I got her home, she went straight to her palette and went to SLEEP!...Next time I head outta town, I will definitely look for Sandra! So happy :)
Sandra and her family did a great job watching our tiny dog! He was comfortable and happy and they were happy to have him! It made our small getaway more relaxing knowing he was with them.
Sandra took better care of my Rosie than me!
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