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Lucy M.

19 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow

Lucy's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Lucy

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Going out of town? Not sure if you want to board your dog in a place where he will sleep in a cold, concrete cell at night? Do you have a family dog that loves the chaos of kids and life? Well, here's your answer....we are a loving family who lost our 15 year old black labrador, Bentley in 2014. We are not quite ready to get a new dog, but are REALLY missing having a four legged friend in the house, so we would love to look after yours. We have looked after some amazing dogs since joining dogvacy and had so much fun doing it...you can see we have 100% positive feedback. We offer a loving home environment for your dog whilst you are out of town. Our yard is fenced in (high fence) and secure. I am a stay at home mom of 3 and will be around all day to look after your pet. I love to hike and run and would provide at least an hours walk/run per day, plus walks in the morning and at nighttime. If your dog likes to swim, we will take them to the beach for a splash in the ocean. If your dog likes to hang in the car like our lab did, then they can keep me company whilst I run my errands! The dogs we have stay become part of our pack whilst they are here. We have had so many great experiences with the dogs that have stayed with us. I will only ever have 1 pet in the house at a time but would be fine with 2 if they are coming from the same home. My children are very kind natured and love animals. They have grown up with dogs and are respectful of them and would only be in contact with your pet whilst under my supervision. My eldest son would be a great play pal for your pet. He loves to throw balls, play tug of war or just kick back and give lots of belly rubs (he also likes to invite them onto his bed at night!). We ask that you only contact us if you know your pet is good with children and has spent time with kids before. We offer a loving home and will give lots of attention and affection to your special furry family member! We are also happy to send you daily pictures and updates whilst your pup is here.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Lucy M.

19 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lucy's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Lucy's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
19 Reviews
Home Checked
Lucy and her family have a great house and yard that would make the ideal vacation getaway for a family oriented pup. The kids grew up with their black lab, Bentley and truly miss having a good natured dog around. Lucy would prefer to cater to one dog, but is open to multiples if they come from the same home. Their yard is gated and has a wrap around high wall, her kids are fantastic with dogs, and they have a lot of open indoor space. Any pooch would be lucky to land a spot vacationing at this loving and tranquil home.
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Responsive and reliable.
Lucy was a lifesaver! Our puppy, Remi, needed a new host in the middle of our trip (3,000 miles away) & Lucy responded to my request INSTANTLY and went out of her way to go pick Remi up for us and take her back home with her (having never met Remi or us before!). Remi had serious anxiety with her first host and as soon as she was home with Lucy and her wonderful, loving family, Remi was at ease and having the time of her life running around in their back yard & playing fetch with her kids!

She is always messaging updates and pictures (she even noticed Remi had an ear infection and offered to take her to the vet!) I can't say enough positive things about Lucy, her family, and all the love and attention they gave my pup!

We will be using her for all our future travel and needs (even when we aren't away Remi will go there just for a day to play bc I know she enjoyed it that much!)
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Lucy is amazing! I can't say nothing but great things about Lucy and how she is treating the dogs. Our dog Timmy loved to stay with her from the first moment on. She is super reliable, relaxed, friendly, welcoming and every moment, our Timmy was at her house, I knew he is in best hands! Plus, she has a lot of experience with dogs.
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Our Auggie loves Lucy and the family. We have great comfort knowing he is happy and well taken care of.
Cooper had a great stay with Lucy and her family. He had lots of walks and playtime and was a happy boy when I picked him up. Cooper is looking forward to his next visit.
Lucy is an exceptionally well qualified dog trainer who is able to handle our very energetic yellow lab like a pro as well as take him on long runs. She seems to possess a natural instinct for caring for dogs. Lucy and her dog friendly family live in a single family home with a secure backyard which is great for dogs. We are very happy to have found her.
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Lucy did her very best to get our dog under control, but Palma just did not get along with her little one. Thanks for trying hard!
We are so happy to find Lucy on dog vacay. Franz had a blast at Lucy's house, with a large back yard and lots of play time, trail runs, park outings and best of all loving attention from Lucy's children, just what Franz loves.
Franz came back very happy and relaxed. Im sure Franz is looking forward to another doggy vacation at Lucys house.
Thanks Lucy and her family for taking loving care of our little Franz.
Best regards,
Merten and Trista
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We are so grateful for Lucy and her family for taking Max and treating him so well. Max loves kids so I know he loved running around the yard and playing with the children.
The home and neighborhood are great, and Lucy is amazing with animals.
Thanks Lucy!
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Our dogs had a great time staying with Lucy and her family -- so much so that they visibly missed them when we brought them home. Photos and commentary while we were away of Clover and Fergus bonding with the kids was great, thanks!
Lucy and her family are the best! They played with him and walked him frequently. Charlie, our Lab, had a wonderful time and returned happy and tired. Thank you!
Lucy and family were great for Apollo who is not an easy lab. Apollo had a great time. Thank you!
Our dog had a great stay! We felt so comfortable leaving her with this family. They were wonderful. And the communication and arrangements were easy.
lucy and her family are absolutely wonderful. they have a beautiful home with large backyard and diesel, an older dog who can be more than a little anxious in new surroundings, took wonderful care of him, gave him exactly the attention he needs, and were extremely communicative.

thank you again guys!
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Could not have gone better from the time with her family to the pictures that we received, great host
Lucy and her family are first rate dog sitters. They gave Astro all the love and care of his own family. She respected my feeding and obedience regime and Astro was happy and healthy. We will be sending Astro to stay with Loving Lucy again and again
Lucy and her family were fantastic. I received an email within minutes of initial contact which continued throughout our pets' stay. We set up a meet and greet for my 8 yr old boxer and 4 month old english bulldog puppy. We were greeted by Lucy and her open floor plan leading to a nice sized grassy yard. Bruce, our puppy could not contain his excitement upon arrival and wet the wood entry foyer. Lucy was such a good sport and made us all feel welcome. I was updated for the 24 hrs she kept our dogs. Lucy went above and beyond to accommodate my situation and even dropped the two dogs off at my house (locally) for the return of my husband. Many thanks for the great care!
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WOW! I can not say enough good things about Lucy and her family! My extra-large German Shepherd boy spent 5 nights under her care and she totally put my mind at ease. He got daily walks, lots of fetch in their spacious back and tons of love and affection. Lucy sent many pictures/updates and was more then flexible when my flight was delayed due to snow.

If you are looking for someone to care and love your pup as if it were their own, then look no further!
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Lucy and her family were incredible taking care of Pepper for the weekend! Her two boys played with Pepper in their spacious backyard and got plenty of snuggle time in at night. Lucy sent me a few photos which were great to see while I was far away.

She was very attentive to everything Pepper needed regarding food, water, exercise, and lots of love.

If you want your dog to have a warm family to be with while you're away you should definitely meet with Lucy!
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