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Christina J.

62 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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 - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Christina's Resident Pets

Cookie
Cocker Spaniel
Female
13 yr 0 mo old
Bubba
Cocker Spaniel
Male
12 yr 0 mo old
Sky
Cocker Spaniel
Female
10 yr 0 mo old
Lady
Cocker Spaniel
Female
10 yr 0 mo old
Rocky
Cocker Spaniel
Male
10 yr 0 mo old
Pepper
Cocker Spaniel
Male
9 yr 0 mo old
Bandit
Cocker Spaniel
Male
8 yr 0 mo old
Puff
Cocker Spaniel
Male
8 yr 0 mo old
Piff
Cocker Spaniel
Male
8 yr 0 mo old

Christina's House

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

About Christina

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Accepted in December 2014 as a proud Dogvacay Host. I currently offer doggy daycare as well as overnight boarding. I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.
My Husband and I are working from home and our human kids have moved out, Over an acre of fenced in yard with trees that will give shade during the summer months. This is were we play fetch or seek. Multiple daily walks with the 8 resident dogs. Several parks nearby. Worked with dogs for over 45 years, Volunteered at SPCA as Family Dog Trainer level 2 for several years. Also been foster parents for many breeds and sizes. A few of the resident dogs needs daily medication, if this is the case for your dog, I can gladly help.
Check out our web site dogsneedvacationtoo.com or see what we are up to on our facebook page facebook.com/dogsneedvacationtoo. See you 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
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Christina J.

62 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017

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 Christina's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Christina's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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62 Reviews
Thanks so much for taking care of our dog. Very impress with your experience and dedication to excellence in caring for the pets.
I love that we receive photos of Ike throughout his stay. We know he is in good hands and are able to enjoy our trip.
This is the second time we stayed with Christina and we will definitely stay with her again. Treats Gumbo like one of her own!
Awesome! Quick to respond and accepted our request to watch Desiree with short notice of about a week. Beautiful yard! She and her husband walked Desi and their dogs before sunrise and then around sunset.

We believe that Desiree enjoyed her weekend retreat at Christina's. We'll definitely contact Christina again when we visit the area. Thank you!!
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This was a last minute request and as always Christina was very accommodating.
Perfect as always, the dogs were actually quite sad to leave since they had been there for a total of 17 days.
Christina is not only a caretaker, she’s also a trainer! Ripley has learned to walk much better on her leash, to wait instead of bolting out of the door, and she is exhausted from play when I come to pick her up (this is the best benefit of all!) Thank you Christina!
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Georgia alwats loves staying with Christina and her husband. Always comes back in a great mood! Their facebook page is always updated with pictures of the pups. I would highly recommend Christina to anyone looking for a dog sitter!
Augie was very happy with Christina! He got along with her pack of cocker spaniels, too. The best was seeing all the photos of Augie during his week. We will definitely call on Christina again.
Copper was back again at Christina's and had a great time. Christina was so accomodating when we kept adding nights, one day at a time, to our reservation. This is such a good arrangement for our lab!
Our lab Copper had another great vacation at Christina's! We were gone 11 days and didn't worry one bit about him. We know he's in good hands and is having a great time every time he visits. Christina's is his home away from home.
Christina was very accommodating when we asked her to watch our pup Georgia at the last minute. Georgia was very calm and comfortable at her house which we were very pleased about. She sent pictures and kept us updated the whole time. Georgia loved her stay, and came back very relaxed and happy. I would recommend Christina and her husband to anyone looking to board their dog, because I know that they will be in good hands!
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We felt extremely comfortable leaving Bailey with Christina. Bailey loved being walked and playing with the other dogs under Christina's care. We were sent photos of Bailey. We plan to have Bailey stay with Christina during our next visit to the area. A+
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Christina was a wonderful solution to our need for boarding. I could not recommend her enough. Our sweet 85-lb vizsla loved his vacation, and fit right in with the pack of wonderful, well mannered dogs of all shapes and sizes. From the moment you walk in the door, you know you are in a dog-loving home where your "baby" will be well cared for in your absence. She runs a wonderful schedule of eating, walks, inside play and outside play. And we recieved picture updates, too! We will definitely be using Christina again for our pup's vacation needs.
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My Max had the best experience ever. I will be using Christine again as soon as I have a need. It is wonderful to have your baby is a nice home where there is a regular routine and quiet in the evenings.
It is always a pleasure to leave my baby with Christina. I know that he is well taken care of and gives me peace of mind. I am about to leave him for over a week very soon and know that I can go away and not have to worry. Thank G-d for Christina.

Syral
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Apollo, our 8 month old German Shepard stayed at Christina's for two nights while we were on vacation. Christina was very responsive and kept us updated on Apollo's activities. We would highly recommend Christina for your pets vacation destination! We will be using her going forward.
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Copper had another great stay at Christina's! He loves his home away from home!
This was Maggie's first stay with Christina. And from the pictures and videos I would have to stay Maggie felt right at home. She even seemed a little sad and mopie to be back home. Will definitely use Christina again.
Christina and her husband are fantastic. She sent pictures throughout the vacation, and Hazel got along fantastically with her at-home pups. Hazel was well fed, and slept like a baby once she got home. We will definitely be using her again for a dog vacay!
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Daisy always loves going to her Aunt Christina's. She plays with all her cocker cousins. I highly recommend Christina she takes such good care of my Daisy Doodle.
Our pets, 2 bichons, had a wonderful time while we went on vacation for several days. We were confident they were in good hands and Christina and husband seen very experienced. The home has plenty of room and our dogs had a lot of fun with threir hosts.
I highly recommend.
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This was a great experience. Easy online setup and payment. I felt very comfortable leaving my two dog.pictures were sent to me while I was gone. I will definitely use again.
Daisy always has fun at Christina's. They take really good care of my Daisy Doodle. Daisy has plenty of Spaniel friends to play with. Plus they take her to the beach let her play in the water. I highly recommend Christina J.
Christina and her husband were great with our babies. I felt they were being cared for appropriately while we were gone. We received updates in here and on Facebook. Would leave my babies with them anytime
Christina was very accommodating as well as prompt in her communication. She clearly loves dogs and our dog enjoyed his stay in her lovely home setting. He loves to run and play, and her yard was perfect! We would definitely use her again.
Christina And Bjoern were simply wonderful! They were able to accommodate us last minute when our other sitter canceled 2h before our arranged time. Blake seemed very happy and well taken care of. I would definitely contact them if I go back to Clearwater, highly recommended!
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Our kids love there stat with Christina. She welcomes them in her home like they're her own!! Highly recommend
Christina is absolutely wonderful. I have taken my Westie "Cooper" to her several times over the last couple of months, and it has been a great experience. For those of you who are not familiar with Westies, they are wonderful creatures but can be challenging and high maintenance at times. Christina is patient and attentive to Cooper. I highly recommend Christina to anyone who wants a loving and playful "home away from home" for their furry loved ones. Thank you Christina!!
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Christina is truly a professional pet sitter. Since they live in my neighborhood I am lucky because I got to see them dog sitting for months before needing their services. The first time I saw them, they were calmly walking eight dogs at one time. But I could not have truly realized how wonderful Christina was until hiring her. Christina and Borjn took care of our 4 dogs and two cats. The dogs stayed with them and the cats got a daily visit in our home. I consider Christina a very good communicator, very active with our dogs and followed directions to a T. Christina took on all four of our dogs on top of her usual group with grace. We felt our babies were getting lots of fun under their belts too. We received texts, pictures and video updates daily. I'm a worrier when it comes to trusting sitters but we actually extended our vacation we felt so comfortable. Christina was able to and happy to help us out. She was always so nice and pleasant even delivering our dogs to our front door the night we arrived because she knew we were tired. Every critter looked like they had a great time. I will absolutely be booking with DOGS NEED A VACATION TOO again. Great experience!
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Christina is awesome! Rudy had a blast! Thanks so much!!
Copper had another great stay with Christina! I am so happy we found her on DogVacay. I won't take Copper anywhere else. He's in excellent hands at Christina's!
I have used Christina before and will continue to use her. Lola comes home both exhausted and exhilarated so I know that she enjoyed her visit. Christina is a wonderful communicator and stays in touch while you're away. I totally recommend her services! Thanks Christina!
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Christina is really great! I will definately use her service again!
This was George's first visit w/ Christina. After meeting her, I felt very comfortable leaving our furry baby under her watchful eye. Most important, George seemed to enjoy his stay. He will most certainly be visiting again in the future.
Once again Copper had a great time at Christina's! I never have to worry about a thing when he's there. I wouldn't board him anywhere else!
Christina was awesome! We had planned a last minute overnight trip and she was super accomadating! We got picture updates throughout our time away and Rudy came home super happy!!!!!
I am so thrilled that I found Christina! Her home is lovely, clean, and safe! I have a comfort level that I have not found in other day care centers.
Plus Cooper loved her and had a blast! I highly recommend Christina to anyone who needs a loving home to take their pup to. Thanks Christina!
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I just logged in to Dog Vacay to see about reserving some time for our Tempo to stay with Christina again, and saw that I hadn't yet left a review for the "big stay" this past summer. How could that be?! I must do so now!

Tempo is a 9-year-old English Cocker Spaniel, and he needed a new place to stay while his mom & dad were on vacation out of the country for a week. He is typically a well-adjusted boy, but he had become quite skittish and behaving oddly when we left him with and picked him up from the previous boarder. Time for a change, and Christina was a complete breath of fresh air!

We did a test weekend stay about a month before going away for a full week. Tempo LOVED going to Christina's and he was TIRED and so well-behaved when we picked him up. He was happy to stay with her and his "dog cousins" (Christina has American Cocker Spaniels). He slept all the way home in the car! While we were away, Christina sent us daily updates either by email or by Facebook. It was a lot of fun seeing that Tempo was having fun while we were so far away. They even did a special Fourth of July celebration!

I completely recommend Christina, as the best dog sitter I have ever known. She truly loves dogs and she will take care of yours as if one of her own. What a wonderful peace of mind while you are away!
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Daisy had such a good time at Aunt Christina's. She had so many dogs to play with. Christina took really good care of my Daisy Doodle. I will definately use Christina again.
Another fantastic stay for our fluffy children! They love staying with Christine and their 7 new friends. Picking the dogs up, they were very excited, but by the time we came home, they were asleep in a minute. Love that Christine keeps our dogs active while we are away.
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Another great time, will continue to use Christina. Makes traveling and not being able to take the dogs a great relief to know they are well taken care of.
Great experience, my dogs really seem to enjoy themselves and pictures and video Christina sends are great.
Christina was great with Lola. She sent us updates and photos throughout Lola's stay and made sure that Lola was well groomed and happy! She even got Lola to calm down during some thunderstorm activity (which generally agitates her) by keeping her busy with a peanut butter Kong toy! We have already scheduled Lola's next visit!
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I can always rely on Christina to provide the best home stay for my Simba.. This was a last minute request due to a family emergency which Christina graciously accommodated.

I am thankful to her for all that she has done for Simba and us.. She is the very reliable and great with dogs - her home and yard is beautiful and perfect for your furry friends.. highly recommended
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Christina is awesome as always! Simba was happy and playful as ever when we got him back.. Best host ever :-)
Christina took very good care of my 1yr old Westie. Bentley had a great time making new friends, chasing turtles and taking walks every day. He can't wait for his next visit! I highly recommend Christina and I intend to call upon her services in the future. Thank you for taking such good care of our little one. Debbie
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Christina is fantastic! She took such good care of Winnie. I'm always able to get in contact with her and she regularly sent me photos of how Winnie was doing. Her home is lovely with a large yard. Winnie barely wanted to leave when I came to pick her up. I would highly recommend her!
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Our lab Copper had another great stay with Christina! We drop him off and don't have a single worry the whole time we are away. We know he is being well cared for and is having a great time! With previous kennel type boarding, I worried daily what Copper was doing and how he was getting along. No worries when he's at Christina's house having fun with her dogs and playing in the huge yard. I highly recommend Christina for dog boarding. I can't put into words what a great option DogVacay has presented and what a find Christina was! Thanks so much, Christina!
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Christina is amazing and i would recommend her to everyone. Simba had a wonderful time and came back relaxed, healthy and happy ..
Charity and Hope have stayed many times with Christina. This time was for a few days of daycare. It puts a smile on my face when I see two smiling faces looking back at me as I lift them into the car to take them home. I know they had a great time!
Christina was awesome with my fur niece Daisy (little yorkie) and my nephew Blu (Great Dane). They spent a week with Christina and during that time we were having all those storms. Daisy does not like thunder and Christina was very caring with her, allowing her to get in their bed. Blu was even able to sneak his way on the bed and Christina sent a pic as proof. LOL! That is another thing that I liked, she sent me updates and pictures and posted pictures on FB all week so that my brother and his family could have peace of mind while on their trip. She has a lovely back yard where Blu could run and stretch his long legs and Daisy enjoyed hanging out on the patio with her new friends. On their last day at Christinas they both got a little spa treatment before my brother picked them up because it was still raining out. We are so thankful for the wonderful care that Christina gave Daisy and Blu and they will definitely return the next time their parents are out of town.
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A fantastic stay and vacation for our puppy Simba.. Christina's home is lovely and very dog friendly.. She is amazing with dogs and Simba loved every day of his stay. Thanks Christina!
Christina is simply awesome and her house is the best - a home like environment - better if I may say for your dog :-) I am extremely satisfied and delighted with Simba's stay at her lovely home. She shared regular updates and pictures .. Simba made some best friends at her home and misses her too :-)

Would definitely recommend and choose Christina again when i go out of town and need someone to take care of Simba!
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Charity and Hope had another exciting time at Christina's house. We are just back home and they are crashed on the couch. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures and videos of them playing with the rest of the crew; knowing they were having fun while I was out of town. I greatly appreciate Christina's care while I am away.
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I couldn't be happier with my lab Copper's care the week he spent with Christina! Her home is immaculate and very accommodating for dogs. The huge screened in patio has lots of space for dog lounging and the very large fenced in yard has plenty of places for exploring. The yard backs up to a big pond with turtles and birds for much dog entertainment! Christina is a very caring and compassionate dog lover. Copper fit right in with her dog pack and was walked and brushed daily which I thought was fantastic! I will happily be bringing Copper back again. I am thrilled that I found DogVacay and Christina! Christina emailed photos of Copper throughout the week which I appreciated. Copper is high maintenance when it comes to attention so kennels and other arrangements just weren't a good option. This really was a fantastic "vacation" for Copper and better yet, not a single worry for me! Thanks so much, Christina!
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Our dog Tempo had a wonderful time at "Camp Christina" last weekend. I can't believe how relaxed / tired (in a good way) he was when we picked him up, after only 2 nights. Tempo has a strong couch potato tendency, so Christina clearly does a great job making sure the visiting dogs are well exercised - despite the hot & rainy weather - and paid attention. Also, Tempo was not overly thirsty when he got home, which he has been on returning from past boarding and day care experiences (not through Dog Vacay). All in all, an excellent first stay for Tempo and we will be doing this again soon!
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My two dachshunds have just returned home from a week at Christina's. I love that they have an opportunity to socialize with her dogs ,have a large yard to play in, turtles to discover, and how well they behave when they return home. I highly recommend Christina and feel blessed to have someone with her experience care for them. Sometimes you meet someone and right away you feel an energy that is calm, soothing, and grounded. That is how I felt when I first met Christina. I knew all would be well. Thank you.
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Christina was awesome! Her home and backyard are very "dog friendly" and safe. She is very knowledgable in dog behavior and gave me some very helpful tips for my own dog's needs. I have plans to book her again in the near future. The peace of mind I have knowing that my dog is both well cared for and having fun, means the world to me!
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Was traveling out of the country for first time and was very nervous to leave my dogs with someone and especially since I was not there to pick them up asca family member did. Her impression was great, the dogs appeared very happy and taken care of. I really appreciated the pictures that Christina the host sent. It was very apparent that they were indeed being spoiled. Will definitely use Christina again when the situation arises.
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This is the first time I've ever left my boys with anyone. One of them is an older, special needs dog and the other can be skittish around strangers. Christina was great; she took notes on their needs and little quirks when I met with her and the boys seemed right at home with her. They were both worn out from all their play time on the trip home, but seemed perfectly at ease about having been away from me for a few days.
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This was Maggie's second visit with Christina and she loves her time there. Christina greets Maggie with love and Maggie can't wait to go inside and play with her friends. She comes home exhausted and happy !!
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