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Valerie P.

77 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Valerie's Resident Pets

Chloe Bug
8 yr 8 mo old
Lyla Bear
6 yr 10 mo old
Fugi Moto
Mixed Breed
3 yr 10 mo old

Valerie's House

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

About Valerie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband (Tim) and I volunteer and foster dogs for Paws 4 You Rescue, so we have experience with all types of dogs and needs.

We work from home, so we can give dogs the individual attention they need. If your pooch likes to play outside, our yard is a dream, and you can feel secure knowing that it has a six-foot wooden fence all the way around, reinforced into the ground with concrete. If your hound prefers to stay cool, there is plenty of space to lounge around in the A/C.

We live, breathe, think, and speak dog. The reason we love them so much is because they are DOGS, not humans. As animals, they have different needs than we do, and we are dedicated to fulfilling those needs. Leave your dog with our pack, and you'll never look back!

While our rates are lower than reputable cageless boarding facilities, you and your pup get so much more. Your dog gets all the comforts of home, affection, exercise, and 24/7 individual attention due to smaller intake, while you get real-time photos, videos, communication, and total peace of mind.

Nightly Rates ($50 minimum stay):
$30 - small dogs
$40 - larger dogs and puppies

Nightly Discounts:
-$5 - additional dog
-$5 - more than 6 nights

Nightly Extras:
+$5 - medications other than oral

*up-to-date vaccines
*flea/tick preventative
*friendly with other dogs

What to Bring for the Stay:
*food is required
*crate if possible

We are conveniently located 7 short highway miles from Miami International Airport. Drop-off and pick-up hours are between 10am-7pm. If you need to drop off or pick up outside of that window, it is $10/hour or you can reserve an extra day.

You are welcome to come by and meet us without any commitment to help you make the right decision for you and your best friend. We are always available for this between 10am-7pm Monday-Friday.

We promise you and your dog will love it here. Finally no more worrying, and you can have a perfect vacation!
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Can administer injected medicine

Valerie P.

77 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated August 30, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Valerie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
77 Reviews
Valeri and her husband are very good with the dogs. I feel relax when I leave Brandy at their place. This was the second time and it was as good as the first one. Their home is super dog friendly. My dog has plenty of exercise and she can share time with the other dogs. A very good experience.
Our puppy had a great experience with Valerie. We have a 7 month old Havanese. He got along great with Valerie's dogs and She kept us informed with frequent picture and video updates. Valerie was very accommodating as I had to drop off my dog early and pick him up late. We'll be using Valerie again.
first time of my Yorkie staying with Valerie. I am extremely satisfied with her care. She kept me inform all the time about how was my dog doing by sending me pictures and videos :). for sure I would use her again!! Thanks a lot Valerie :)
By far the best dog sitter I have ever used. My dog jumps out of the car to get to their front door!
Great break for Kumar. He had a great time with Valerie, Tim and the dogs for a week. Thank you!
Kumar had a great time again! I was able to relax on my vacay knowing he was safe and running wild!
Valerie was Amazing! We received pictures and update on our dog everyday! We felt very comfortable leaving our furry child behind because we knew he would be in good hands. I would definitely use them again!
Charley always has a great time with Valerie and Tim! Usually she doesn't want to leave! Valerie provides daily updates during Charley's stay. Valerie gives individual attention to each pup and makes them feel right at home. We would choose Valerie every single time.
Thank you Valerie!! Tyrone had the best weekend staying with you. There were so many furry friends for him to play with and she kept me posted throughout the day as to how much fun he was having with pics and videos. I couldn't be happier with how great they are taking care of my little man and I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needing a safe, fun place to leave their dog.
Valerie and her husband Tim are wonderful people and are absolutely amazing with the dogs that stay with them. This is the second stay for my dog, Roxie, who was so happy there that she did not want to come home. They have a big back yard for the dogs to play, and lots of warm beds for them to sleep inside the house at night. She sent me pictures and videos of her so I felt very comfortable that she was fine and well cared for. There is nothing that I would improve on with Roxie's stay at Valerie and Tim's beautiful home.
Tyrone had the best weekend with Valerie, Tim and the rest of their doggie guests! Valerie supplied several pics and videos of my little man having a blast while staying with them at their house. They both are very kind and clearly love dogs and I would absolutely bring my little guy back there any time to stay. Thanks again - Tyrone misses you and your backyard already! :)
Tim and Valerie were fantastic. Sent me photos and videos throughout each day, lots of correspondence, so I knew our doggie was in good hands. I'll definitely let our doggie vacation there again!
I never thought Id find someone I felt completely comfortable leaving my dog with. Valerie treated Noah like part of her family and kept me updated with photos and videos to keep me feeling comfortable. Noah has a blast at her place. She takes him for walks, taught him how to run next to a bike, and he has a whole yard to roam around in. I'm so happy I found Valerie and I will be using her services for as long as she offers them !
Sadie stayed with Valerie for 9 nights over Spring Break. Sadie is shy and nervous and I wasn't sure how she would do in a new environment for such a long period of time. Valerie was amazing with her! Valerie slowly socialized Sadie with the other dogs so that she was not overwhelmed. Within a couple of days Sadie was running around with the other dogs like she owned the place. I was so appreciative of the daily videos and pictures to show how well Sadie adjusted during her time there. Sadie was very lucky to spend time in such a caring and loving home!
What a load off our minds! We left town for the long weekend knowing that our Charley was in good hands with Valerie and Tim at Dogs R Us. They provided multiple photos and videos each day of the trip so we knew our girl was happy and doing well. Clearly (based on the videos) they spent one-on-one time with our dog which is awesome and so much appreciated. Clearly, Dogs R Us made sure Charley felt right at home. Pick-up and drop-off was simple and Dogs R Us is quick to respond and get you booked. When we picked Charley up, I don't think she wanted to leave! It was like she became part of their family in just a few days! We highly recommend Dogs R Us and will definitely be using them again! Thanks again!
Our doggie had eaten a sock and we forgot to tell Valerie. She read me the riot act letting me know that my doggie could have died. She is the perfect person to care for your pet. She is concerned and wants to be sure they stay in good health. And the pictures that we receive, seeing our doggie happy and socializing with others, reassure us that our doggie is one vacation as much as we are.
Kumar is passed out asleep as I write this! Another weekend of running and having fun with dogs that Valerie cares for. I knew throughout my trip he was having so much fun- the photos I regularly received said it all. Thanks so much, Valerie & Tim!
Riley loved his stay with Val and her husband. He really loved the luxury of a place with doggy friends and grown ups as well as the fenced in lawn to play. The setup and updates from Val gave us peace of mind that our baby was being well looked after. Riley can't wait for our next trip so that he can go on his own vacation with his new found friends.
Kumar had another great visit with Valerie & Tim. We had a busy weekend with guests and driving around. Kumar got to play all day with the other dogs and have a great weekend. He was happy and worn out when he came home. Thanks!
Awesome, awesome, awesome! Not much else to say! If you want a reliable, safe, clean, and awesome communication this is the place to bring your pup.
Valerie and Tim save the day once again! I had a last minute work trip but they were very accommodating with taking in my dog Acher in such a short notice. They always take great care of him and he is exhausted when he comes back from their house. They always make Archer feel like one of their own, which always puts my mind at ease when I go out of town!
Amazing. My dog didnt want to come home
honestly the best experience. My Lucy was so happy. I just feel bad that she loved pooping in their house!!! BTW the house is very clean…so they were constantly behind her. So thankful.
Valerie & Tim were great! My husband and I had to go out of town last minute and needed someone to take care of our 60lb Lab. They were so nice and made us feel very comfortable leaving Georgia with them. They sent videos and updates everyday. Georgia looked like she was having so much fun! We weren't sure if she was going to want to come home. :) We highly recommend Dogs R Us!
Another perfect stay with Valerie & Tim. The regular updates from Valerie showed he forgot all about me and was having a great time playing with the other dogs there for the weekend. Kumar clearly had a good time- he just passed out sleeping when he got home. A tired dog is a happy dog!
Valerie and Tim were absolutely fantastic hosts for Mercy and Minnie! They took the best care of them and kept me informed during their stay. They will definitely be back during my next trip.
Val does an awesome job! We went on extended trip for 2 weeks out of the country and left our dog with her. She was super attentive to us, sent video/text communication everyday and was/is so awesome to Dax. He LOVES her and her dogs. We're so thankful that she is available to us to watch our pup when we're gone. :)
I feel so fortunate to have found Val and Tim. They own a lovely home with a fabulous pool and large yard. They foster, dog sit, and have their own dogs and their place is always impeccably clean, even when there are often several dogs. I have always found them to be very proffessional, responsible and fair. They are very knowable on dog's needs and behavior. Although, I'm one of those crazies who treats my dog as a child, I can rest assure that not only is she being well cared for but she's having a blast on her vacation. While she's there my dog enjoys swimming in the pool, playing with the fosters, bike rides, long walks, and playing with kids who visit. There's no other place I will ever leave "my angel."
We left our two havanese with Valerie for 12 days and she was great with them. I was initially hesitant to leave them for so long but I was able to met Valerie beforehand and I felt very comfortable leaving them with her. She sent us many pictures and videos to show us how they were doing which was much appreciated. They didn't appear to be missing us very much because they were so busy having a blast playing in her huge backyard and with the other dogs. I will definitely use her again next time we go on vacation.
Val and Tim were amazing! I don't think I will ever leave my dog, Luna, (basset hound/terrier mix), with anyone else.
They took such amazing care of 8-month-old Luna. She had just had stomach surgery to remove an obstruction a few days before she stayed with Val and Tim, and Luna really required some extra TLC, time and attention. She had about 6 daily meds to take post-surgery, along with a nutritional supplement, had a cone around her neck, and really had to be monitored closer than your average dog. Val and Tim took better care of her, I think, than we could have!! I received daily pics and videos of Luna, as well as updates on how she was doing, etc.
Val's attention to detail is spot on, you can tell she has a special talent with dogs, and she really knows her stuff! Their home is beautiful, the backyard is the perfect dog playground, and I just can't think of a better place for a dog to have a safe, structured, wonderful vacay! I was able to enjoy my short time away from Luna, knowing she was in such expert hands. I know Luna was happy to see us when we picked her up, but I think she would have loved to stay with Val/Tim and their awesome pack! Luna can't wait to stay there again!!
P.S. - I also think Luna was better behaved when she got back!! Thank you again for everything, Val and Tim!! Very highly recommend.
Our boxer, Achilles, had a great time with Val and Tim. They took such good care of him and we especially loved all of the video and photo updates we received while we were away. Achilles wasn't staying with a dog sitter; he was staying in a five-star dog resort. Whenever we leave him with Val and Tim, we know we are leaving him in loving hands. They are pawsome!
Zoe had a great time!! Lots of love and wonderful care!!! She hardly even knew we were gone!
Valerie is Excellent! I went on vacation and felt very comfortable leaving my dogs! She was very considerate, one of my dogs has anxieties, and when I came back she wan't showing any anxiousness at all! I feel very happy with the care she provided and would happily use her services again.
This will be the third time we are leaving Luna, our goldendoodle mini, with Valerie and Tim. It is wonderful to know that Luna is having a great time with the lively pack over there and for me to have no worries while I am away. They provide a very safe and well structured environment complete with play time, exercise, good discipline, and nap time. Luna loves it there.
We left our dog here for over a week and it was great!! Valerie and her husband were very active with our little girl taking her for a bike ride and run everyday. She constantly sent me videos and pictures of her stay and I felt very comfortable leaving her there. I will definitely consider leaving her here again next time!
Sometimes I'm jealous because my boys have more fun than I do on vacation! They are always happy to visit Valerie and Tim where I know they will be well cared for.
Val and Tim were wonderful in caring for our dog. He had such a wonderful time at 'camp' and he will be so excited for another visit.
As always leaving our Archer with Valerie and Tim was as easy and carefree as it could be. We love how well they look after him, as well as keeping us updated with lots of pictures and videos. They're the BEST!!
At Valerie's is not a boarding place is the ideal vacation for your dog!!! Bruno had a great time there.
He runs, swims in the swimming pool, plays with the others dogs and had special loving moments on the couch in Valerie's arms. She sent me everyday pictures and videos of the unexpected things he learned! I was reassure that Bruno was fine and having great experience.

Great for small dogs. My puppy was getting huge so we had to switch boarding!
Always a worry free experience with Valerie. They always take great care of our Archer, and we know he has a great vacation too!
Valerie did a great job with our 10m old dog Dax. We were apprehensive about using a service like this and also leaving Dax for 3 nights with a stranger but after looking at some Dog Kennels we thought this would be a more suitable environment.

Gladly, Valerie made us feel very comfortable and is extremely professional.

Before arriving for the meet and greet Valerie required all paperwork on Dax. When we arrived she had all other dogs staying and two of her own in a separate part of the house so that Dax could be slowly integrated.

Her house is amazing with a huge backyard. She took a lot of time to analyze Dax to make sure he would fit with all the dogs she was caring for over the weekend.

During the weekend that Dax was in her care she sent video and picture updates through the day. Valerie was really sensitive to us being first time clients and that we were a bit nervous. A few minutes after we dropped him off she sent a video of Dax on a walk with no care in the world. We felt at ease knowing that he was in great care.

Overall, I would highly recommend Valerie and her husband. It's not easy caring for many dogs, especially strangers dogs, and they did such an amazing job. :)
Valerie was extremely kind and quickly put any fears I had of boarding our 2 year old beagle for the first time. She would send pictures and videos regularly of our pup playing, eating, sleeping, and just enjoying her stay. Everything was a great experience overall. Highly recommended!
We were thrilled to discover Valerie and Tim as pet sitters for our 11 year old Lana.

She clearly had a great time at their home when she doesn't usually enjoy being anywhere away from us.

Valerie sent us videos and pictures each day of our trip which made us feel so much better to see that she was happy and taken care of.

We would definitely recommend them and will book with them again
As always, great stay with Valerie. I feel so safe and secure when Kumar stays there. HIGHLY recommend.
I'd never left my 11-year-old beagle Wally in a stranger's house before, so I was apprehensive at first. But Wally seemed right "at home" with the other dogs. Valerie is obviously quite experienced with reading dog behavior, and I felt confident with Wally in her care. I especially liked the short videos she sent from time to time showing Wally on a walk and playing with the other dogs. Some photos also showed him quite content. I look forward to using Valerie's services again.
Stu seems to have a great time every time he stays with Valerie. He's shy and nervous by nature, but he seems very comfortable and relaxed when he's a guest at her house. He has even made some doggie friends! I never hesitate leaving Stu in her care.
Valerie never ceases to amaze me at how she is able to keep our dogs happy and healthy. One of our dogs requires LOTS of exercise/entertaining and he gets worn out while making new four legged friends under the care and supervision of Valerie. If only she made house calls!!! Thanks again Valerie.
Valerie and Tim really are the greatest. They are patient but still provide a structured environment for my two dogs. I received pictures and video clips frequently and felt 100% comfortable that they were being well taken care of. This is my second time using their services and I am so happy to have found such great pet sitters!
Incredibly friendly and kind. Valerie was amazing; she even texted pictures while I was away.
They did an excellent job, very happy
Depression sets in when my pups can't stay here when we go away! They love Valerie and Tim.
My dog had another great visit to Valerie. She is always very professional, knowledgeable and loving. I highly recommend her! I don't worry about Stu for a moment when he's in her care.
Another great weekend with Valerie! Minnie immediately started wagging her tail as soon as we got to her house. Valerie sent me several videos and pictures of her throughout the weekend. We can enjoy ourselves while away knowing our fur baby is in good hands! Thanks again Valerie!!!
I was a little nervous to try a new place, but within minutes of Pepper and I arriving for the initial visit, she was comfortable and playing with Valerie's dogs in the big, fun backyard. She was wonderful with her, very sweet and really cares about your fur babies like her own. Pepper had a GREAT time. Valerie sent pics and videos everyday so I could see how Pep was doing. Put me immediately at ease. We're definitely going to use her again. Thank you guys!
I adopted Sugar from Paws 4 You and they were her foster. It was evident that Sugar felt very much at home through her stay. The daily pictures they sent me were great. They even came to pick Sugar up because I didn't have time to drop her off.
My dog had a great time staying with Valerie. She sent us tons of pictures and videos; it really put us at ease with leaving him with someone new. I wouldn't hesitate to leave my dog with her again. She was great at handling him, and he came back to us tired and happy.
Amazing as always,
I was a little concerned about leaving my shy rescue dog in a setting like this. In the past we've always relied on a house-sitter to look after Stu when we've left town. I didn't know how Stu would behave in someone else's home with other dogs around. But my fears were for nothing- his stay was awesome! Stu seemed perfectly happy when I picked him up, and I think the other dogs in residence made him feel very welcome. Valerie did a great job of sending me photos and texts to reassure me that Stu was doing well. I enjoyed watching him taking walks and roaming in the back yard with his new friends. He got a ton of attention and care! I would definitely recommend Valerie and her husband to my friends- in fact I already have!
We felt very confident in the way Valerie handled everything from the first meeting a few days before our dog's stay, to the very end when we picked him up. She is very organized. Her home is clean, and she really understands dog behavior. She listened to our requests and followed through. Also, we just loved the pictures and videos she sent us while we were away. If we are lucky enough to go on another trip, we will definitely send our pooch to Valerie and Tim's house for a "Dogvacay"!
Valerie and Tim are the BEST! They have a great understanding and a huge heart when it comes to dogs. They were very accommodating on my last minute reservation and any doubt I had was gone the second I walked into their home. They have a very playful yet structured way on how they take care of the dogs. They’re yard is massive with lots of running and roaming space for the dogs to play in. The daily picture and video updates was one of my favorite things that they did, keeping me informed on how Archer was doing. I also have noticed that Archer is better behaved after being with them for a week. They also gave me some tips and tricks for basic training for him. I will definitely be bringing Archer back to Valerie and Tim in the future. If you want someone who knows what they’re doing and that love and care for your dog as much as you do, then book Valerie and Tim!
Definitely a great experience, my puppy is always happy to go to their house and exhausted from the fun when he leaves! Valerie is always sending great photos and videos, I couldn't ask for a better sitter!
great as always!
As always, Joey and Charlie were well cared for while we were out of town. We really enjoy the daily video updates. Thank you Valerie and Tim!
Valerie was a great dog sitter-walker-bike exerciser-problem solver-go between-companion. She completely made me feel that my dog (Sierra) was going to be in a great home when I was away for a week. Valerie explained to me everything that she would be doing with Sierra with the other dogs while boarded. She has the experience and ability to handle any situation that may arise.
I have complete confidence to use Dog Vacay and Valerie in the near future.
Kumar spent a full week with Valerie and loved it! I don't think he even noticed I was gone, even thoguh this was the first time we had been separated for so long. But I felt so comfortable and secure during the entire trip as Valerie sent updates and videos/ photos daily. She also gave me some great ideas and feedback about Kumar when I picked him up. Wonderful experience and highly recommend!
We had a great experience with Valerie. She made us feel so comfortable with her obvious knowledge and experience with dogs. Her home is set up perfectly to take care of them. We were able to enjoy our night and Dylan had fun playing with the other dogs. Thank you so much!
It is so reassuring to know that our dogs are having as much fun as we are when we go on vacation. We enjoyed receiving our daily video/photo updates - evidence of the fun they were having while being safely cared for and loved. Thank you Valerie and Tim. Joey is available for any holes that you might need dug!

Thanks again.

Tim and Mary Beth Sweeney
My puppy had a great time playing all weekend! Valerie sent daily videos so we could check in, and he had such a blast. We will definitely keep bringing him back whenever we are out of town.
I love love leaving my dog with Valerie. I can truely enjoy my vacation knowing that my baby is not only exceptionally taken care of but also having a great time.
When it came time to leave my recently adopted dog Minnie I already knew I did not want to leave her in a boarding facility where she would be placed in a cage all day. After finding Valerie on I could tell she was very knowledgable about dogs and professional as well. I arranged a meet and greet with her the week before going out of town and immediately knew that Minnie would be in very good/capable hands with Valerie. She lives in a haven for pets with a HUGE backyard that my dog immediately ran around. While away she sent me several picture updates along with videos which gave me total peace of mind in knowing my dog was happy and healthy. I now know that Valerie will be my pet sitter for my future trips and I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and family. I could not say enough good things about the whole experience!!!!
Valerie did a great job taking care of our puppy Blue. We were a little nervous, as we had never left him for so long, but he had a great time! The daily videos and pictures gave us great comfort on our trip, and he had so much fun playing in the backyard and with the other dogs. You can tell they are very caring, attentive, and love dogs. I will definitely send Blue to Valerie again!
Bingo had a great time with Valerie and her family. She took good care of him and also did some behavioral training as Bingo is still a puppy and gets excited when he sees other puppies. I felt very comfortable leaving Bingo in their care and I am sure that I will meet them again!
Valerie and Tim were so good to my fur babies. They played and had so much fun on their vacay. We live in lake worth, fl and it was worth the drive to miami for the amazing care of my pups. Thanks again Valerie and Tim!
We felt very comfortable leaving Charlie and Joey with Valerie. She was great and it helped us enjoy our vacation knowing that they were being well cared for. It was great getting daily pictures and videos. They did a great job leash training Joey while they had him.
Valerie was great. She kept in contact with with me several weeks out until we picked up our pooch. Great set up at her home. And was very knowledgeable about dogs.
I think my dog had so much fun. She's now like a teenagers who can't wait to move out, lol! Thanks for everything.
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