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Sandi D.

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7 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Sandi's Resident Pets

Sadie
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
5 yr 11 mo old
Peli
Cocker Spaniel
Female
8 yr 10 mo old

Sandi's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sandi

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
TRAINED VET ASSISTANT
FULL TIME PET CARE PROVIDER
FIRST AID CERTIFIED
GROOMING AVAILABLE

SMALL DOGS ONLY FOR BOARDING,
ANY SIZE OKAY FOR PETSITS IN YOUR HOME

TWO TOY BREEDS only $45/day.

BASIC GROOMING AVAILABLE

IN REPLYING PLS. STATE WHERE YOU LIVE & WHAT DATES YOU HAVE IN MIND.

Last minute okay - I will p/u.

I'm home days running a dog walking service. I walk dogs at midday and then provide playtime for my dogs & yours. Why rely on providers who work during the day when your pet can have full time attention? I'm just a few blocks from the new dog park in Silver Spring and take miine on weekends. (I know how to ha dle and supervise.)

Two parks are nearby so your pet will get plenty of exercise. Located in downtown Silver Spring for easy p/u and dropoff. Near the beltway Georgia Ave. or Colesville Rd. exits. if you're coming from the airport to p/u your pet it's very convenient.

My car has crates in the back, a sunroof & pop-up rear window for safe and convenient transport of your pet.

Five years' experience, great references.

I trained as a vet's assistant at, interned w/a couple of vets & am pet first aid certified by the Red Cross. I'm a former legal assistant (BS in legal studies) who understands the responsibilities of pet ownership & care. Your pet is safe w/me.

Serving Silver Spring, Takoma Pk, NW DC, Bethesda. Rates may vary by distance. Free pickup for boarding & available until 10:00 p.m. at end of stay for your convenience. See your pet the same day you return, unlike at kennels and daycares. (Which typically charge much more & aren't as safe for your beloved pet.)

Can accommodate those living farther out (e.g. Rockville, Germantown, or downtown DC), for boarding of three days or longer.

In discussing rates pls. be aware dogvacay gets 15%. For example, for a one week petsit their referral fee might be $50. Therefore sitters have to set rates that make it worthwhile to supervise & care for your pet 24/7.

Still a great deal compared w/the alternative of high priced, crowded and npotentially unsafe doggie daycares.

A few tips:

Please do a Meet 'n Greet request instead of just emailing as it speeds up the process. Pls. provide your pet's vet records in case of emergencies.

Let me know if your pet(s) have any housebreaking issues so I can take precautions such as more frequent walks, pee pads, gates, whatever.

Also pls. inform me if your pet has separation anxiety or becomes carsick when traveling. Also essential to know if pet has resource guarding issues i.e. food, toys etc. I can't board dogs that are barkers but of course can pet sit them in your home.

I have plenty of dog beds and crates so no need to provide them. Pls. make sure flea/tick meds are up to date and if not use at least 24 hrs. before drop-off. It helps to know what brand of food your pet eats in case we run out.

A second dog for just a small additional charge, usually just $10 more per day. (Compare to kennels & daycares where you only get a 20% discount for second dog.)

If your dog needs a bath & trim I can have him looking spiffy when you return.("Puppy cuts" only, i.e. fluffy, no show trims.)

Have a good vacay!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Sandi D.

Online Now!
7 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sandi's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Sandi's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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7 Reviews
Sandi was great with my pup! Very flexible with pick up and drop off times and willing to take my last minute reservation request. I was happy knowing my pup was well taken care of.
Sandi was our first experience in using Dog VayCay. She made it a great one. Thank to her for her flexibility in being available during this holiday season.
Sandi was very flexible and happy to take our pup into her care. She made sure he had fun and exercised in the park! Also made sure that he ate well. She is very nice and personable and I would not hesitate to ask her again for her services!
My pups love her. She's great and very flexible with pick up times.
Sandi was responsive, thorough, thoughtful, and gracious! She answered my message immediately, asked all the right questions about my dog, met me outside to introduce our pets, checked in during my dog's stay with her, and offered a flexible plan to retrieve her. It was a much more reassuring experience than I've ever had boarding my dog. If you send your pet with Sandi, she will give him or her unprecedented love and individualized attention. I feel like my dog had a vacation, too!
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We have a special needs dog so finding the right person to watch him is important. Sandi provided outstanding care on short notice. I look forward to having Sandi watch them in the future.
Sandi was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times. My two rascals had a great time with her. And got along very well with her babies during our meet n greet. I look forward to using her again next time I go out of town.
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