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Andrea P.

9 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Andrea's Resident Pets

Korra
German Shepherd Dog
Female
2 yr 8 mo old
Pluto
Mixed Breed
Male
5 yr 2 mo old

Andrea's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Andrea

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*MEET AND GREET REQUIRED*

Update: As of late January, Pluto, a 3yr old tuxedo cat, will be joining our pack! He is quiet, dog friendly, and most dogs never notice he lives here. We ask that our guests not mind him either!


Pup muggles and wizards alike are always welcome in our warm, cozy row house.
My partner and I are young professionals who work from home and live with our "micro" white German Shepherd, Korra. Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, our home is close by Rock Creek Park and between three dog parks - 11th & Park, Shaw Dog Park, and Upshur Dog Park. Our house is 1100 sq ft, and has a fenced in small yard.

ABOUT US
I have been around dogs of all types my whole life, with a love for pups of all sizes. I am a volunteer for the Washington Humane Rescue Alliance, and before I moved to our Capital, I was a volunteer at a German Shepherd rescue in Los Angeles, where I frequently worked with leash reactive dogs, and encountered rescues with separation anxiety. Korra herself was a 4 month old kill shelter rescue with a history of separation anxiety. I have experience with different training techniques and tools I can recommend, can administer oral medication, and have experience socializing puppies and anxious rescue dogs.

DAYCARE/BOARDING (DAYTIME)
A day at Dogwarts can start with a long walk, followed by playing in the backyard, and ending a day at the dog park, if alright with the dog parent. Since I work from home, pups will have plenty of time to play together with constant supervision. If left alone, I keep a close eye on the pups through my "Korra Kam" surveillance camera, that allows me to spot any mischief.

In addition to typical expectations of dog sitters, I like to incorporate daily refresher training with all our pup guests including "sit" "stay" and the notorious "heel" and "leave it," and can also work on other behaviors if pup parents would like.
Pups will always leave Dogwarts exhausted and ready to love on their parents!

OVERNIGHT BOARDING
At night, pups will be fed before a short walk at night, and will be welcome to sleep in their beds or in a crate. After a long day of exercise, pups at Dogwarts have no problem falling asleep!

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NOTES BEFORE BOOKING

*We ask that visitors to our home request a "meet and greet" to ensure that all dogs get along well; (small dogs accustomed to larger dogs/ non-dog aggressive dogs).

*I can only board one dog at a time, but can accommodate day care guests. Message me regarding any inquiries on blocked off dates*

*All guests must be house trained as we want to minimize damage to the wood floors. Puppies will preferably be crate trained or accustomed to staying home for a short amount of time, and we ask owners to please be forthright about their dogs behaviors and be prepared with their crates or training pads if necessary.

*Please be honest about behaviors! We love all dogs at Dogwarts, but we want to know as much about your pup as we can. Don't be embarrassed to alert me of common behaviors like leash reactiveness, squirrel chasing, or shoe chewing.



Dogs are dogs, and they're magically imperfect.

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That's everything!

We hope that your pup can come stay with us, and be ready for new adventures.

We hope that your pup can come stay with us, and be ready for new adventures.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Andrea P.

9 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2.1 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 6, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Andrea's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 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
Daycare At Andrea's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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9 Reviews
Andrea was great - she sent photos and updates during Hunter's stay and she was also very responsive. When we picked up Hunter he was happy and tired! Will definitely use again.
Andrea is exceptional with noodle - caring and loving and noodle loves her
Loved Andrea, felt like we instantly clicked. Her dog and mine looked like cousins or something, they were so cute together. She suggested that we meet at a dog run to make sure my dog was comfortable first, and they had a blast together. She took her with them to a BBQ with friends and other dogs, so needless to say when we got back to our hotel she was DONE. Great last minute assistance, we used DogVacay to allow us to enjoy DC without bothering other hotel guests by leaving our dog in the crate.
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