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Donna B.

12 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Donna's Resident Pets

Augie
Dachshund
Male
72 old
Freeway
Dachshund
Male
24 old

Donna's House

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

About Donna

28 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
For many years, Dan and I have loved and cared for so many animals the list seems to be endless. From our very first rescue puppy from Dallas Animal Services in the very early 70's (Dallas called it "The Dog Pound" back then) to our current pups, they are as important to our lives as any family member.

Though we've shared our home primarily with dogs, our list includes many fresh and salt water aquariums. In addition to our cuddly cockatoo, Melvin, we had the pleasure of living with several cats, a gerbil and a gecko we inherited when our daughter first left to live on her own. Both of our kids are career Army and we’ve been babysitters for their dogs (and sometimes kids!) during their deployments.

Our current “baby’s” include 2 dachshund mix rescue puppies. Augie & Freeway. We also have 3 big koi fish and a friendly but noisy bullfrog in our koi pond out back.

We limit ourselves to sitting 2 puppies at a time, and we also prefer smaller breeds. We love 'em all but there are inherent challenges to keeping too many, and too many sizes. The big guys have just as big of a heart as the small ones, but size is the king and we don't want smaller ones getting squashed during playtimes.

Our puppies have free access from the house to the secure, fenced and walled backyard via a pet door. They consider themselves house puppies, but they split their days between the backyard and the house. We have an abundance of shaded areas in the back with plenty of interesting nooks and crannies for dogs of average size.

As we are close to Lake Dallas, when it's play time, occasionally we visit the lake parks with our puppies, but more often, we go to a local super nice dog park to romp and socialize with other dogs. For exercise, we make daily walks to a park about a mile and a half away as long as the weather permits.

For treat time we keep healthy, tasty items for our puppies and guests, even some home made. One of their favorites are frozen bouillon ice cubes. They really get a kick out of them and they have less fat & calories than store bought treats.

PLEASE NOTE: Even though we are very flexible in our pick-up and drop-off times for daycare, please have your puppy picked up no later than 6:00 pm unless you've made previous arrangements. If you can not make it by 6:00 pm, an additional $10 charge will be incurred.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Donna B.

12 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 29, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Donna's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Donna's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
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12 Reviews
Excellent from start to finish. Sent us pics and always in contact if we wanted. Great stay! Scooter loved it :-)
Donna was great! We were able to enjoy our vacation with peace of mind that our dog was in great care.
Donna and Dan are wonderful dog sitters. My little Stella was so comfortable there it seemed she didn't want to leave. Stella normally only eats at home, but she ate at with Donna and Dan. Pretty Amazing!
I will definitely use them again and would recommend them to anyone with small dogs.
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