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Steffanie C.

41 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • 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
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Steffanie's Resident Pets

Bobby Bean
Chihuahua
Male
6 yr 11 mo old
Sophina
Chihuahua
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Steffanie's House

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

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! 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: 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
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Steffanie C.

41 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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Web Training Complete
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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
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$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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41 Reviews
My dog came home with a gash on his head and they couldn't tell me how he got it. He's been very reserved since he came home. They had a lot of other dogs there.
Cooper must have had a ball as he was exhausted from playing so hard. Great space for dogs
Steffanie was easy to work with and we had a great experience!
What a positive experience for us and our Dog!
Very caring people. Great environment. Our first time leaving our pet. We were nervous, so was our dog. Several days Steffanie sent pictures showing our pet was super happy and adjusted with them and the other pets. He was happy to see us but we could tell he wanted to stay longer with his new friends. We highly recommend Steffanie!
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Another great stay for Clover! She loves playing with the other dogs and is exhausted when she comes home. Steffanie and her crew are great to work with and are always very responsive! Thanks!
So very happy with Stephanie! I felt very comfortable leaving Lady with her for the week. She has a great, large dog friendly backyard. She was even gracious enough when our flight was cancelled to keep Lady one more day. Lady was tired and came right home and slept that day! That tells me she had a good time! I would certainly use Stephanie again.
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I want to thank steffanie so much!! Got back from a 10 day missions trip and chi looked healthier than ever
Our dog had a great time Stephanie was very nice and sent pictures and was very easy to get in touch with and we will definitely be using her services again!
Steffanie was great and Bella loved staying with her. They played in the yard until Bella was tired and when we picked her up she was so happy because she had so much fun. A great host and home. Bella will take more 'vacays' with Steffanie!
Thank you Steffanie! Willow had a great time and we appreciated the photos while we were away. Your large outdoor space was just what she needed for a puppy. Have other dogs to play with was a bonus. Thanks again.
Great with dogs
I will definitely be using Steffanie again for dog sitting. I felt Bootsie was in good hands and got updates and pictures on how she was doing whenever I asked.
Bella, our Siberian Husky seemed to have a wonderful time with Steffanie at her home. I received good communication and picture updates from Steffanie as well. Bella was happy to see us and went right to sleep when she got home but for us that was a sign she had a busy and action packed time on her Doggy Vacay! Will book again.
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Thanks for the professional service!
Steffanie was so easy to communicate with and very welcoming to our large dog, Rudder. Rudder had a great time at Steffanie's and she sent picture updates regularly. I would definitely recommend Steffanie for your dog's stay!
Sitter was Friendly and accomodating. The location was perfect from where I live Thanks Steffanie
Steffanie and her husband were excellent! We had no issues at all and we will definitely be using them in the future. She sent picture updates and was very quick to answer any questions I had!
Steffanie and her husband were great! You can tell they have a love for dogs and it's nice to not wonder whether or not you're furbaby is being taken care of while you're on vacay :) will definitely return in the future!
Thanks to Stephanie for taking our last minute reservation. She sent lots of pictures during the week and Dodge had lots of friends to play with and room to run! Was happy and healthy when we picked up. Very responsive.
Never met "Stephanie" husband? boyfriend? who seemed really out of it at drop off and pick up. Upon arrival one of their dogs ran out into the front yard and then street that he went chasing after...really bad sign. The front yard and house in general was unkempt, I have no clue where my dog stayed most of the time as he never invited me in to view anything except the backyard and it was an overall bad feeling I had leaving her there.

During pickup he handed me back my drop off bag that was missing the Tupperware I sent with her and a rug I left for Trudy to sleep on. On top of that it seems as if Trudy may have fleas from the other dogs they were keeping there. "Stephanie" also lied and said she sent pics through the site which I never saw.

More importantly the earthenware water bowl I left for her appeared to have never been filled as it was dry to the touch when I got it back which is not how earthenware behaves when wet...even when you dry it, it remains dark until it dries out on its own and she was really thirsty when she got home.

Don't leave your dog here.
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I appreciate and thankful for you taking our four dogs at the last minute.
Steffanie watched my Golden Retriever for the day, last Sunday, and she was super friendly, sent me updated photos of my dog during his stay, and was very flexible with our drop off/pick up times. Will most likely use her again :)
She was very flexible with my short notice and change of original plans. We'll definitely be returning for another play date/sleepover. A+
Cookie had a great time!! She came back home happy and healthy! I loved getting the pictures of her daily! Stephanie us wonderful!!
We were a little nervous being apart from our 6 month old puppy Max for the first time, but Steff and her husband took great care of him. They have a huge yard for the dogs to run and play. She was very responsive to our texts or calls. She also sent several photos throughout the vacay to let us know how he was doing. We will definitely book with Steff again in the future.
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Steffanie did a great job of watching Elsa! She was happy to answer any questions that I sent while we were gone and sent frequent pictures. We don't fly out of town often but will definitely have her watch Elsa again next year!
She responded to our request in minutes, was courteous and helpful, and sent a picture of our dog update while we were away. Great choice.
Very nice people. Took excellent care of our little teacup yorkie and seemed very attentive. We would recommend them and use them in the future.
GREAT JOB!! Thanks for taking care of my fur babies while I was gone. ❤️
Steffanie has been great and my pup loves going to her house for daycare. I felt very at ease (which does not happen very often) leaving her with Steffanie. I highly recommend Steffanie.
Even though my dogs are quirky and have some issues they were treated well. We are very pleased with her service and will definitely use her again.
Thank you for all your help with Daisy and Gracie! We'll deginitely be booking you again.
Clover came home dirty and exhausted - what else could we want! :) It's so nice to be able to have someone to take care of her like we would. Thanks so much!
Very impressed by how last minute communication and commitment to taking care of my dog, Kira, with such short notice! Definitely going to be a returning customer. - Super nice - Lots of space for the dogs!
Steffanie and her husband were amazing. They had a great setup for the dogs, with a large fenced in yard and an area in their house for the dogs. My dog is used to having a doggy door and being able to go in and out as she pleases, so this setup was perfect. Both Steffanie and her husband seem to genuinely care about all of the animals under their supervision. Steffanie sent multiple pictures and was in constant communication. Could not have asked for a better sitter.
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Steffanie and her husband were great! Very accommodating. My boys had a good time.
We have 3 dogs of varying sizes and have taken them to Steffanie's for a weekend-long stay two times now. She and her husband are very accommodating, even with short notice bookings and multiple dogs! Communication was great, and we even got pictures during their stay. The dogs LOVED their huge yard and got plenty of play and cuddle time. :)
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These guys always send pictures of my dog during visits. They're very responsive and flexible with my ever-changing schedule. Would definitely recommend to a friend!
Had the greatest experience with Steffanie. It was my first time using a dog sitter and she made the experience stress free. I will be using her in the future when we need someone to watch Ralph and his new sister.
Great job taking care of our girl. She came for an afternoon walk and gave our dog medication she needed post surgery op. Steffanie was great about sending photos also which we loved. Highly recommend!
Karma was so excited when we pulled up. She loves them! She was completely exhausted when she got home...which is a great thing!
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