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Steffanie C.

52 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 59 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Steffanie's Resident Pets

Sophina
Chihuahua
Female
9 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Steffanie's House

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

About Steffanie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a full time pet sitter, dog walker and dog trainer. I am PetTech (pet first aid and CPR) certified. I have my own insurance for travel sitting (in-your-home) as well. My house is always open to dogs of all breeds. I have been pet sitting professionally for over 5 years. I love what I do and my job has become more of a lifestyle to me because I am surrounded by pets all the time!

My home is 100% pet friendly and your dogs are welcome to roam just about anywhere! Depending on the circumstances, we have our own crates and doggie gates. The yard is huge and we also have a doggie door for easy access outside. When not at home, the dogs cannot go outside on their own and they will either roam free or be crated depending on your instructions.

I would love to have your dog or dogs stay with me in my home for a vacay of bones and bliss!

*DISCOUNTS FOR EXTENDED STAYS AND DAYCARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE - SINGLE DAYCARE DAYS $25*

FAQ -- (Common Questions Asked During Meet and Greets)
Q: Where will my dog sleep?
A: We allow your dog to sleep anywhere that they feel comfortable indoors unless you typically crate him/her at your own home -- then we will do the same! We often have DogVacay dogs sleep in our bedroom (and bed) -- no problem!

Q: How do you feed the dogs?
A: We typically will separate dogs for feeding as to prevent any possibility of food aggression. If your dog is a "grazer" we will keep him/her behind a doggie gate in an enclosed area so their meal can be snacked on without others trying to steal the food! We have water for the dogs to drink both indoors and outside from several bowls.

Q: What do you do when you are not at home with the dogs?
A: All dogs are kept indoors and we follow your typical routine. If they are allowed to freely roam the house at your house, then we do the same. If they are crated or kept in a bedroom, we will do that! We have large crates available if needed.

Q: How do you ensure dogs do not run away?
A: We usually enter the house through our side, kitchen door, which has a doggie gate set up so the dogs are never right at the door when we come in. During meet and greets, we start in the back yard, so that prevents dogs from escaping as well. Our fence is secure and we check it all the time (especially if we have diggers over) and we watch the dogs while they are outside as well.

Q: Do you accept aggressive dogs?
A: No. We usually weed out any possibility of hosting aggressive dogs during a meet and greet. Aggression among dogs can happen in many circumstances, such as with food, protecting owners, being territorial over toys, etc., and we try to minimize all causes of aggression during stays.

Q: How long will my dog(s) be left alone? How often do they go out potty?
A: My husband and I both either work from home or we are out doing dog walks/pet visits -- we both are not out of the house for extended periods and do not have other 9-5 jobs. We are usually gone for no more than three hours at a time. The dogs go in and out of the house into the fenced in backyard A LOT throughout the day. If your dog requires leash walking, just let us know!

Q: Can you give my dog a bath before we pick them up?
A: YES. We would love to! Our yard can be a bit of a "dog park" at times and it doesn't matter if your dog is playful or not, he/she will get dirty! *you have been warned!* A bath is an add-on service that can be booked through DogVacay!

Q: Do you accept dogs that are not spayed or neutered? Puppies?
A: The short answer is yes -- we will not accept a booking from an unspayed female and an unneutered male at the same time, so please check with us! Unneutered males especially can have issues such as marking and aggression, so we will require a meet and greet first.

Q: Do you require vaccinations?
A: YES, we require a valid rabies vaccination. You can show us a tag or paperwork upon meeting or dropping off your dog(s).

Q: Can you administer medicine?
A: YES. Anything from pills to insulin injections to topical treatments.

Q: Do you send pictures?
A: YES. We always upload pictures through the DogVacay app. You can see them on the DogVacay website and you should be notified by email of the pictures. If you prefer to be texted, let me know!

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
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
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Aggressive behavior

Steffanie C.

52 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 59 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 24, 2017

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Steffanie's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Steffanie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$28 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Check-ins
$17 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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52 Reviews
I had a misunderstadning of the process, but once that was cleared up (aside from the remodeling at the home) it was fine.
Steffanie was great! She made the entire process seamless and easy. She cared for my dogs like they were her own! I will definitely be reaching out to her for all of my future dog vacay needs!
This was my first experience with a dog sitter and it was seamless! Stephanie handled introducing my dog to the pack, something we haven't done a lot of. Dexter came home happy and exhausted! I will be worry free whenever Dexter stays with Stephanie, and that is priceless.
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