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Cherie D.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
58 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Cherie's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Cherie

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our yard is accommodating for small to medium dogs. Shady and sunny with grass enough to play catch in or just laze around on. We have places to walk to such as parks, wild hiking trails or staying around our friendly neighborhood. We welcome your fur babies to relax in our home when the weather is not outdoor friendly. We do not have other dogs currently, so no competition if your dog needs to be solo.Complimentary dog bath and brush on last day of overnight boarding! Love and hugs abound here!

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Can administer oral medicine
Cherie D.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
58 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 11, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cherie's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Cherie's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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58 Reviews
Amazing! I was so nervous leaving my dog with a new sitter. Cherie sent great photos and kept me so update on their day and night together. Tipper came home happy and clean!! Will definitely use Cherie again.
Cherie was amazing. Duncan was made to feel like part of the family! I also received wonderful nightly updates and photos and it made my time away so much more enjoyable knowing that he was so well taken care of and that I did not need to worry about him. And the bath before he came home was above and beyond! I've already booked Duncan's next visit!
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Sooooo glad that we found Cherie and that our first experience with DogVacay was with her!!! She was amazing with our Brody!! She took such good care of him, which is honestly an understatement. She updated us everyday with pictures of Brody and an overview of their day. She took him hiking and gave him massages...I don't think he wanted to come home :) We never worried about him and that really helps ease your mind while you're on vacation. She will be the only one we use for future bookings. Awesome experience!!!!!
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Cherie is always the best my little girl just loves her and is very happy to see her. Cherie is her second Mom
Cherie is amazing! She took wonderful care of our little guy during our wedding and honeymoon. We've never before left our pup for that long, but we were able to rest easy knowing he was in great hands. During our initial meet-n-greet, Cherie asked a bunch of great questions and took careful notes, and while we were away, she sent daily e-mails and photos of our little guy having a blast. They went for hikes, and they went to the beach... and when we picked him up, he was one pooped puppy! We can't wait to send Pansón on another vacay with Cherie. :)
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Cherie was awesome! She took great care of our dog. She sent us detailed emails each day with pictures. We knew our dog was being well cared for. We totally recommend her!
I try to use Cherie always as Phoebe feels comfortable and that it is her home away from home. She loves it there by all the pictures Cherie sends she always has her ears up and a big smile.
Phoebe always has the best of time with Cherie. Cherie is so warm and loving and when I go to pick up Phoebe she not sure if she wants to come home or not. I recommend Cherie always.
Another GREAT experience with Cherie!!!! This is our second stay with Cherie and our little Frenchie had a great time! Cherie never failed to send multiple emails every night with a detailed description of what they did that day and lots and lots of pictures of all the fun!!!! Which I loved!!! We will never book with anyone else!!!! Thanks again Cherie for loving our fur ball as much as we do!!!

Love,
Monkey and Family :)
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She is the most wonderful person and best dog sitter ever. I try to only use her. Phoebe loves her so much which it always make it easier to go on vacation. Thank you Cherie
Cherie has been great at taking care of my 2 dogs having used her several time now, we love her...

She always goes over the daily schedule, food, snacks, walks, sleeping, medication. Any special requirements they need, we go over and Cherie makes it happen.

I love that she takes photos throughout the day and along with a daily "report" of the days activities, sends via email... nice touch and makes for worry free travel for me.

Cherie is my Go-To...:)
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Perfect host and experience for our pup. Cheri and her family loved our Ollie as a their own. We know he has a great home away from home when we go away. Thank you Cheri and the whole family
Cherie is absolutely AMAZING! Because of Cherie's kind spirit, great organization, preparedness and professionalism, we felt completely confident leaving our fur-baby with her in her lovely home.

We really appreciate that Cherrie only takes one dog at a time, so you know that your dog will get her full attention and you don't need to worry about the potential problems that come with lots of strange dogs trying to get along.

Cherie took Bonnie on a nice long hike, and Bonnie had a lot of playtime with her and her family. Cherie sent us tons of wonderful pictures and a detailed synopsis of their time together. We will definitely be contacting Cherie the next time we need care for our fur baby! Thank you!
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This was our third visit with Cherie and she has really been great. I have 2 small dogs and they both don't have any problem when I drop them off. Cherie takes them for walks, sends pictures and an update of the days events.

I will defiantly continue to use Cherie whenever we will be away and need someone to take care and love our pups...:)
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Cherie you are always the best that ever can be, Phoebe just loves you and is so happy to be with you. Can't thank you enough for all you do in taking care of my baby girl.
Cherie is an amazing lady who loves animals and in return they love her back. I try to use her always and check her calendar on a daily basis in case it changes. Phoebe and I just love her.
Amazing, is just the beginning to describe our recent experience with Cherie!! Our 10 month old french bulldog named Monkey had never been left over night with anyone and so as you can imagine we were soooo nervous to leave him as we left for an 8 day trip.

After our first initial meet and greet with Cherie, I knew this would be the perfect place to leave our fur child! During our first visit Cherie sat down and went through a detailed set of questions to get an idea of Monkeys usual day...everything from how he likes to sleep to sensitive spots he may not like to be touched.

On drop off day Cherie had a binder with all of Monkeys information typed up and ready to go! Our flight was a red eye flight that night and as we were waiting at our gate we got our first of nightly updates! She wrote up a detailed narrative of what they had already done that day! She also included multiple emails worth of pictures!!!! Every night we got a substantial narrative about the activities her and Monkey did that day with a ton of cute pictures of him in action!! Every day they went on at least 2 walks/hikes.! She took him everywhere from a walk around the block to hiking trails in Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks! She even took him to see the geese and ducks at the TO Library, which the pictures proved he loved!

Her young son also helped with keeping Monkey entertained! The pictures of them together were adorable! Everywhere they went, Monkey went!! Her son also wore him out in their great backyard playing chase and fetch daily!

On pick up day Monkey came home freshly bathed and TIRED!!! It was great having a tired and clean puppy as we acclimated back from our trip! She also sent one more email of pictures and activities they had done that day!!

I will definitely use Cherie again to watch Monkey! She treated him as if he was her own and words can't even express how greatful I am for that! She truly went above and beyond from what was expected!

Thanks again Cherie!!!!
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Cherie was amazing! Right from the start, I felt comfortable with her. She was very personable and direct at our meet and greet. She took notes and asked detailed questions. When I dropped off my two boxers, she reviewed our notes and asked if there was anything else. She sent nightly updates with lots of details and pictures! She also responded quickly to my texts during the day to check on them. She took them on hikes and walks and they seemed to have such a good vacay. :) I will definitely use Cherie the next time I need dog care.
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The best ever phoebe was so happy to see her that she didn't care I left her. I first felt sad then I thought how lucky to find Cherie for Phoebe Who loves her and she loves.too. I always try to get Cherie.
Cherie was a great sitter. She kept me informed on how Georgie was doing with pictures and notes. She maintains a beautiful home and backyard where Georgie could play. I would highly recommend Cherie.
We were blown away by how great Cheri took care of our dog while we were out of town. Every night we looked forward to reading her in depth updates and many pictures she would send of their adventures of that day. We will definitely use her services in the future and recommend that you do the same.
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What a joy and a pleasure it was to leave our Golden Retriever Gracie with Cherie D.
Cherie is so kind and loving, as well as being extremely organized and completely focused on one dog at a time. Wonderful extras such as daily hikes, daily photos, and a bath before pick-up are just a few reasons why Cheri will be our only choice to take care of our Gracie.
She is amazing!
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Cherie is a fantastic host for our dog Charlotte and each experience has been the same - perfect. Cherie loves animals and it show in each and every interaction. There is no place we'd rather leave our sixth family member than with Cherie.
My Roxy is a bit dog fearful so I was very concerned about boarding her for the first time as I was planning my vacation. I didn't like the idea of leaving her in what I perceived as a cold warehouse where she would be crated for most of the day. Cherie came to me by recommendation. She stood out from many of the other DogVaycay hosts as she only takes one family as a client at a time. Our meet and greet went really well. Cherie was well organized and took great notes about Roxy's routine and likes/dislikes. Roxy loved Cherie & her family and settled into her home quickly. Cherie was exactly what I was looking for.

Cherie took awesome care of Roxy. On drop off day, we reviewed the notes Cherie had taken several weeks prior during our meet and greet. Everything was well documented and accurate. She sent me daily emails detailing the day's activites with many photos to complement the story. Roxy looked like she was was having a ball. Cherie took my girl on two walks a day! I am sure Roxy revelled in the one on one attenion.When I came to pick Roxy up she was freshly bathed and probably would have loved to move in with Cherie and her family. We had a fantastic experience with Cherie and will definately be returning.
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She is the best ever this was our second with her and I trust her with everything.for my little girl.sent me lots and lots of pictures. Thank uou again Cherie
Perfect experience. Cherie is a total pro and impressed us from start to finish. Great home, great family. Lots of exercise and playtime - great for our high energy dog. Pictures every day. When we picked her up, she was happy, tired, and clean. What more could you ask for?
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Cherie is a wonderful host and her home and yard are very inviting. My dogs seemed to feel right at home even during the meet and greet, and I could tell they loved the yard (so did I!!) The doggy door is great, since my senior dog loves being outside and she is starting to have some "control" issues. Cherie was great at sending pics and updates. You just get the sense that the dogs are well taken care of--and your dog gets her undivided attention, as she only takes in one family at a time. The only thing I wish is that she wasn't so "popular"--booked well in advance. But there is a reason for that!! Your dogs will love her and their home away from home.
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Cherie is the best and sent many pictures. Took Phoebe every where. I only wish I could use her all the time. But she is so wonderful that she is booked most of the time. She gave Phoebe a bath.
Cherie and family were amazing! Tristan had a great stay with her and her family. Our Meet-n-Greet went great. Her house and yard were perfect for my small 9 pound terrier in that there were not spots for him to escape out of the yard. He loved running around and sniffing up the place. Her yard is beautiful. Cherie was kind and friendly, yet professional and it was clear that she had done this a few times before. She took a written inventory of my dog's needs, his personality and his likes and dislikes. When we returned for our stay, I got to review everything to make sure all was recorded correctly and make any necessary additions. We received daily updates with multiple photos and descriptions of Tristan's activities - which included but was not limited to many walks and hikes, duck park fun and great tug of war games. He was happy and freshly washed when I arrived for our pickup and reunion. I can't say enough about how pleased we have been with this experience. We had never had Tristan stay with anyone other than family when we were away and Cherie really did put our minds at ease. Thanks to Cherie & family and DogVacay. -Lorraine, Tristan & family
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My bubbies had another fabulous time with Cherie. What a great peace of mind when you know that you can leave your furry friends with someone who will take great care of them while your away. Our babies just love her! She is great about giving you an update and pictures of their adventures, which makes you feel great knowing that their having a good time! We love Cherie and highly recommend!!
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Another great vacation for Lizzie while I have to travel for work! Cherie and her family took great care of her. She goes on nice long walks, gets lots of TLC & quality time. Lizzie comes home hapy, tired and very clean! She cant wait until next time!!!!
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Cherie was a wonderful sitter for our two dogs. Noel is very shy and quiet and Cooper a ball of energy. She was able to cater to both of their needs. Our dogs were well taken care of with lots of love and attention. Cherie went over and beyond walking our dogs, which they love. They also were bathed and looked beautiful. I would not hesitate to bring my doggies back to Cherie and Codey. Codey is Cherie's three year old boy, he was darling and very loving to our dogs. A wonderful DogVacay! Thank You Cherie and Codey!!
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Cherie was simply amazing!!! I havent left Lizzie before and had to quickly find boarding options for her, as something came up at work. I was feeling quite stressed about putting her through a situation where she would be caged at a boarding place and possibly overwhelmed being around many strage dogs. I found this site and it seemed like a MUCH better idea. But, I still wanted to find a great fit for Lizzie where she would feel comfortable & happy while I was gone. I read many profiles and found Cheries. She only takes one dog at a time, which was what I thought would be best. She was very flexible arranging a meet & greet last minute. I couldnt imagine just walking Lizzie up to a stranger and leaving her for days without checking things out first. Cheries home and yard seemed like a perfect fit. Lizzie seemed very relaxed right away, sniffing around and going to Cherie for cuddles. She doesnt usually cuddle with people shes just met. She has always been a bit more stand-offish and takes some time to warm up. But, she warmed RIGHT up to Cherie. She asked me many questions about Lizzie. What she liked or didnt like. Where she liked to sleep, Habits, fears, any specials needs etc. I loved that she wanted to know so much about what Lizzie was used to and what makes her happy and comfortable. I left feeling so relieved that this would be great for me & my girl. Everyday Cherie took Lizzie on an adventure and sent lots of amazing pictures with a little update of what they did that day and how she was doing. It made it so much easier for me to get through the day seeing how awesome she was being taken care of. She wasnt being boarded, she was on a vacation!! She was spoiled with tons of affection and even allowed on the couch for movie time! I was afraid she may not want to come home! :) When I picked her up she looked happy, healthy, she smelled great (Cherie gave her a bath!) and she slept like crazy!!! I cant tell you how great it was to have her home but I can tell you that the next time I go out of town for work, I will not spend a minute of anxiety worrying about how Lizzie is doing! Ill know shes in great care & having a blast!! Thank you Dogvacy for having such a service for those of us that dont want to cage our family members and to Cherie and her family for doing such an amazing job taking care of Lizzie. We both are very grateful.

~Tracey & Lizzie
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Cherie and her family are so great, we are so glad to have found her. She took our dog out everyday and send us pictures via email so we can see our dog when we are away and let us know how he was doing in great detail. I will definitely go back to her in future.
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Cherie did an awesome job taking care of Max. I really liked the idea that she only takes in one family's dog/s at a time. I could tell from her questions at our meet and greet that she really wanted to know Max's likes and dislikes and how to care for him. I felt so comfortable leaving him. And then when I got the pictures and updates of all the fun things they were doing, I could tell Max was happy and having fun. It's like he got a vacation, too! Cherie's love of dogs and her intuition on how to put them at ease is a gift and I am so grateful to have found her! She has my highest recommendation.
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"An angel sent from heaven" is what my two Jack Russels told me when we got home from their five day stay with Cherie...but I knew that! The updates and photos Cherie sent while I was away on vacation were priceless. It was obvious she loved and cared from them as if they were her own.

Cherie, I cannot thank you enough for the care you gave them while I was away.

Hugs!!
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Again.. What else can I say about Cherie.. Perfect.. I have never ever trusted in anybody as I trust in Cherie. She is not five stars she is ten or more stars.. We are very lucky to have her. She and her ALL FAMILY is just wonderful.. You can trust her husband as well..Thank you for loving my Zorro and making us feel like the luckiest people on Earth...
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Cherie was amazing with our babies Mollie and Radar. Doggies and I felt at ease at the initial meet and greet and I knew they would be well taken care of while we went out for our day trip. She gave us a detail email of what they did that day and included pictures of them too!! I will definitely use Cherie again and highly recommend her if you are looking for someone to take good care of your furfamily while your away :)
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Cherie did an awesome job. My dog was very happy and clean too even though it had been raining. We are looking forward to going back to visit with Cherie soon! John & Darcy!
Cherie and her family were absolutely wonderful and so loving to our dog Charlie. Cherie took Charlie on daily walks to the beach and local hiking trails, always a new adventure for our puppy and she loved it! They also gave her plenty of cuddle time.
We looked forward to the daily pictures and messages Cherie would send us. It gave us such a sense of comfort to see Charlie so happy. Actually Charlie was so happy we were wondering if she would want to come home!
We already have made 2 more reservations with Cherie. I couldn't imagine having Charlie stay with anyone else!
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Cherie took excellent care of my dog. I could not be more pleased with his stay. She obviously loves all dogs and treated my dog like a king. My dog needs an unusual amount of attention and I know he got it! Thanks Cherie, great job! Dave Walter
Cherie is a wonderful pet vacay mom. Her messages and photos reassured me that Sug was being well cared for, entertained, and loved. I appreciated that she went out of her way to take Sug on interesting adventures. Would definitely recommend!
Cherie did such a wonderful job with Webster! Having a dog that is dog aggressive does not make it easy to find a pet sitter- especially for the holidays! She was very accommodating. She took Webster on an adventure almost everyday it seemed like, and I got daily emails with photos of him having a blast. I was worried he wasn't going to want to come back home to me! haha I will definitely be using Cherie again! Thank you so much for the piece of mind!
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Cherie is absolutely a five star. the only reason 5 stars because I can not give more. I have never ever met anybody as professional, loving caring as Cherie. We were away for a week. She sent us emails regularly with pictures. She made us feel like we have the most special doggy in the whole world. We are very glad we have found her. We went through "some stuff" with other dog sitters (outside of dogvacay) and this is the first time in a long time we have somebody who we trust. Thank you Cherie..
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Cherie was a wonderful host for Charlotte's first nights away from the family. We received photos every day during our dogs' stay and we could tell Charlotte was with a loving family. A great stay and we highly recommend Cherie to all.
Cherie and family took our dog Charlie in and treated him like he was already a member of the family. When we saw the pictures they took of him playing around we could tell he loved his stay. Cherie is wonderful and Charlie obviously got lots of attention and affection. We will gladly take Charlie back again!
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Cherie is so wonderful. Her home and family are very welcoming and made our dog feel comfortable immediately. With photo and status updates daily we felt at ease knowing our dog was happy while we were on vacation! We will definitely be using her again. Thanks Cherie!
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I am more than pleased with my experience with Cherie. My dogs loved her, and I know they had a blast because both of my dogs are exhausted! I loved the photo updates, and it really helped put me at ease since I have never left my dogs alone with anyone before. It is clear that Cherie loves dogs, and I will definitely use her again if I need someone to care for my furbabies. She has a nice spacious yard and was very attentive and asked questions about my dogs when we did our meet and greet. She was considerate enough to ask me if it would be okay to have another dog in the house since she knew I had concerns about my dogs being around other dogs. I think my dogs miss her! I'd highly recommend Cherie if you are looking for a caring, attentive, and considerate sitter for your dog.
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Great job by Cherie! Thanks so much for taking care of my dog. She went the extra mile and even washed him which was fantastic! Thanks again Cherie!
My dogs were relaxed and calm after returning home from their vacay with Cherie. I'm very happy that we've found Cherie, she's the perfect "host"!
best host on dog vacay! thanks Cherie & family!
Let me start by saying that my 8-year old English Bulldog has a disability that affects her hind legs and lower back. This condition comes with it's own set of demands. She can't easily move around, she falls, and her toilet needs are challenging. I used to think I would never find anyone that could take care of my Bulka while I am away, and then I met Cherie.

Cherie is a wonderful person, very warm and welcoming, and she is very thorough in introducing you to your pup's future environment and taking detailed notes on your furry child's daily routine and habits. She goes an extra mile by suggesting that you remember any details that she could replicate to make your pooch happy. What an extraordinary attention to detail and commitment to you as a customer! Cherie's home is beautiful, and her front and back yards are amazing, and even the most discerning pup would love the accommodations.

While Bulka stayed with Cherie, I received several updates, with multiple photos of Bulka being showered with love and attention or engrossed in play. Cherie gave various pills to her three times a day and made sure she was comfortable. Bulka was a happy pup when I picked her up, freshly bathed and relaxed.

From now on, Cherie will be our go-to person when it comes to boarding Bulka, even though it means a 1-hour trip each way. I know I can relax and enjoy my vacation when Bulka is in Cherie's care. I definitely view it as her luxury vacation as well :-)
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Excellent! Cherie was great and went the extra mile to take care of my dog! I will definitely use her services again!
Cherie and her family were excellent. Our best experience on DogVacay. Bay had such a great time with her and her family, hiking trails, walking around the neighborhood, playing in the back yard. We hope to use Cherie again in the very near future. Thanks again Cherie!
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This was the first time that I took my dogs out of the house to be watched while I was away and was a bit nervous about it. I was immediately at ease with Cherie during the meet and greet and booked her that day. During our trip, I did not have to worry about our dogs at all. I received pictures and updates and could tell that they were relaxed in their environment and happy. I would highly recommend Cherie and will definitely use her again.
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Upon meeting Cherie, it was obvious that she would be a very attentive and loving caretaker. She asked a lot of questions about my dogs, and offered answers to all my questions. She is also quite flexible. After my new dog was getting into trouble, I was hesitant to leave her in an unknown house (more for the safety of Cherie and her family and her furniture!!), so when I needed a daycare day to be switched to a dog sitting visit at my house, she spent ample time with the dogs, and even came to visit my house prior. I gave Cherie a 9/10 likeliness to recommend her to a friend, but only because one small area of her fence is lower than I am comfortable with.
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Cherie and her family are pawsome!! Bella, a Great Pyrenees, is not an easy breed, to say the least! Cherie researched the breed and had some idea of what to expect with a 110 lb., big white furry barker!!
Cherie made Bella feel right at home in her perfect yard for even my big girl. She brushed her, massaged her and played with her. Her grandson, a one and a half year old got in on the family action too! Being out of town four days and four nights and this being the first time Bella has stayed at someone else's home, was a big step for me. I thought about Bella when I was gone, but NEVER worried about her :)
I wholeheartedly recommend Cherie for your dog's vacay!!
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Cherie was absolutely fabulous! Our dog Hunter felt right at home from the moment we did our initial meet and greet, to when we dropped him off, to when we picked him up. He was given lots of attention and affection, and we had total peace of mind while we were vacationing. Cherie sent regular pictures and updates to let us know what they'd been up to that day as well. She also washed him for us the day of our return, which was a very welcome surprise. If we ever need to leave Hunter for an extended stay again, I wouldn't hesitate to contact dog vacay and ask for Cherie. Thank you so much for this incredible service you offered our family. It was a true blessing to us!
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