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Rene S.

13 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Mastiff

Rene's House

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

About Rene

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have owned dogs all my life. I have owned adopted golden retrievers for the past 30 years. My sweet golden girl recently died from cancer and while I thought it might be nice to have some "free" time without any responsibilities except myself. However I quickly found that I miss coming home to have a dog greet me at the door and eagerly wait until I changed my clothes so that we could go for a walk. The void got me to thinking about how lucky I have been over the past 20 years to have close neighbors and friends to watch my dogs in their homes whenever I had to go out of town for work or on vacation, and that peace of mind that I had knowing that my dogs were in a loving home with people who treated her like a member of their family. And that feeling made me realize that there are probably lots of other people who want the same kind of loving environment for their fur baby(ies) when they go out of town. My philosophy is that dogs are family and that they deserve to have free run of the house (as long as they are house broken and not destructive); a nice soft dog bed to lay on, toys to play with, walks and play dates with other dogs (I have many friends in the neighborhood with dogs that I used to do play dates with) and an environment where they feel safe and loved while their mom and dad are away.
While I have a small Arlington home I have fostered and dog many big dogs (think golden retrievers and labs) over the years with much success.
I do work out of the home 3 days a week so dogs must be house trained and well behaved, otherwise they will need to be crated (but will have a comfortable pad to lay on and toys to play with in the crate).
Contact me to set-up a meet and greet to see if you feel comfortable leaving your family pet with me.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Rene S.

13 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rene's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
13 Reviews
Rene is wonderful! She is an experienced dog owner who took great care of our sweet but energetic Aussie Shepherd mix, Emma. She always responded quickly to messages and kept us updated on how Emma was doing while we were away. Emma returned home happy and tired (what more can a dog owner want!). I hope to have her watch Emma again for us in the future!
Rene kept me updated with photos and emails. She helped me with last minute changes, and she gave me peace of mind while I was away. My dog came home relaxed and happy. It was a good experience!
Tabasco has stayed with Rene twice and has loved it both times. Rene introduced him to friends, let him run the house, and treated him like family (even to some Thanksgiving turkey dinner, asking us first, of course). Her house is a bit small, so only 1-2 dogs a time, which means great individual attention. We only found out after booking with her that Rene also helped out my 7 year old daughter when she was in a minor car accident right outside her house. She got the kids in the car drinks and let them play with her dog to calm them down. Just shows you that she is a very warm and kind person. Thanks, Rene! Hopefully you aren't booked up the next time Tabasco needs a temporary home.
Rene was a wonderful sitter! She gave me daily updates and included pictures Walter, which I really appreciated. It was great to see how much fun he was having at her house and it made me feel at ease knowing he was in good hands. I would recommend Rene to others and will definitely book her again!
Maddie was in excellent hands with Rene and felt immediately at home in her house. Rene took Maddie for walks and played with her and treated her like a queen. I did not worry at all the entire weekend which is a huge plus. Rene sent pictures and texted me during Maddie's stay which was very fun. I will definitely reserve a vacay spot with Rene in the future.
René took care of my Doberman for two weeks... and was fantastic. My dog was well-exercised and well-adjusted when we picked him up. René is a great communicator and really conscientious. Would highly recommend her to anyone looking to board their dog. She's terrific!
Rene is awesome and I highly recommend her. Rene took wonderful care of my dog as I went on a week vacation. She's the best !!
Rene was great!
Samson had a great time with Rene. She took very good care of him. We were confident that he was in good hands!
Rene did a wonderful job with my energetic pup! Stella seemed to make herself right at home and Rene's backyard was a bonus for her. Rene made sure to send me a picture and keep me updated on her visit. Stella can be a handful (young and full of energy), but it didn't seem to deter Rene from working with her- I definitely appreciated that!
Rene was fantastic! Our 3 year old dog Roughie has A LOT of energy and she was so patient and caring with him. She also sent photo updates, including a photo of Roughie with flowers on mother's day which was so so lovely! We could also tell he had a great stay, I don't think he wanted to leave when I went to pick him up! Thank you so much Rene, we look forward to booking again!
Rene was great. Our three pugs felt at home and enjoyed the fenced backyard!
Rene was great. She loves dogs and took great care of my pup!
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