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Mandy H.

58 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Mandy's Resident Pets

Ollie Harlan
Golden Retriever
Male
7 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Mandy's House

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

About Mandy

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING A LIMITED NUMBER OF NEW CLIENTS*

Hi! My name is Mandy and I'd be honored to have your pet stay with us in our home. (At this time, I only offer sitting for dogs. I do not currently accept cats. We also do not watch pups under 2 years old or intact males. Thank you!)

My husband and I love dogs and have a 6 year old English Golden Retriever of our own named Ollie. He is the light and love of our home. He means the world to us and is part of our family. When we travel, I refuse to board him in a facility. I worked at a veterinary clinic for 5 years and the conditions of the boarding areas are anything but ideal. However, I know how hard it is to find someone you trust to provide a home away from home for your pet. So, to help make peoples' lives a little easier, and to bring some more puppy fun to ours, I thought I would provide that special place.

We welcome dogs of all sizes! NOTE: For dogs under 30 lbs, the cost is $30 per night. Please ask for a custom quote! Also, our cancellation policy is only strict on holidays. We are flexible the rest of the year!

I work from home so I am here 24/7. My husband is a firefighter so he is home often as well (their shifts are 24 hours on, 48 hours off). We live in a one story home on a very quiet street with a big fenced in back yard. We are about 5 minutes from Downtown Orlando and a couple of miles off I4. Dartmouth Park is also only a few blocks away. We walk Ollie at least twice a day, once in the morning and once in the early evening. We'd love to have your pet join us. Sometimes, to mix it up a bit, we take a lap around the park as our evening walk.

Our yard is fenced in with lots of room to play. My husband also sprays our yard once a month for pests. Our dog is also on monthly flea medicine. We ask that your pet is as well to prevent any pests from coming into our home or yours. Since I am home all day, you dog is allowed in the back yard at any time but is always supervised.

We always keep the house nice and cool in the summertime, but when the weather is nice, I open all the windows so your we can all enjoy the fresh air.

All dogs are welcome on the couch and even in bed with us at night if it is ok with you. The most popular spot is on the couch looking out the window watching everyone that walks by.We love the company and wouldn't have it any other way!

Since I worked at an Animal Hospital, I have no problem administering medicine or special diet routines. Ollie is on a special diet himself, Z/D, for allergies.

We also have plenty of toys and bedding, but you are welcome to bring your own so your dog feels comfortable.

We have no kids, other than our 4 legged ones. We also have a cat named Bella that is 9 and mostly keeps to herself. This is also a non-smoking environment. I try to limit the number of visitors to 3 at a time so your dog is sure to have lots of individual care and attention. I am even happy to text you pictures and videos of you dog enjoying their vacation.

We will accommodate almost all special requests involving your dog's unique routine and preferences. We are flexible with last-minute bookings and extended stays.

I rarely leave home without the dogs, but there may be occasions where I need to run an errand. Please know that these are short periods of time and your dog is never caged. If multiple dogs are visiting, everyone will be separated. Thanks for understanding!


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Mandy H.

58 Reviews
30 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mandy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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58 Reviews
She's amazing!!! Just Amazing!!
Our 2 year old golden spent almost three weeks (including Hurricane Mitch) with Mandy while we were in Europe. There is absolutely NO way we could ever have gone on this trip without absolute assurance that our girl was happy, safe, and in a loving home! Mandy's home is just what we were looking for - plus her sweet retriever, Ollie, was a constant companion. We still missed our pup, but never spent a moment worrying about her! Mandy is great to work with - very straightforward and flexible. Thank you more than we can say, Mandy!
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We enjoyed the daily pictures and could tell that Desiree was really enjoying Mandy's patio and yard. One of Desiree's favorite vacation spots!
This was my first time having Mandy take care of my dog, Kelsey. I was very impressed with her attention to detail and the amount of updates I received. Mandy provides a clean, cozy, and fun atmosphere for her clients. Based on my experience, I will definitely use Mandy in the future and would highly recommend her to anyone needing a dog sitter.
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Mandy is excellent and so easy and quick to communicate with. Bixby had a wonderful stay with her and I got pics of him snoozing on her couch. Thank you!
As always, fantastic experience!
Mandy did a great job of setting our minds at ease that Indy was in expert hands and being well cared for and loved.
We love Mandy!
I struggle with saying how great Mandy is because we're afraid we won't be able to get Maggie in with her but there's just nothing I can say that explains how great she is. Staying with Ms. Mandy is like a true doggie vacation. Our Maggie loves going there and it couldn't be a better environment for her. She just loves Ollie and gets lots of exercise when she's there. Thank you Ms. Mandy!!!!
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There is no better dog sitter than Mandy!! Our Golden is so happy when in her care. Highly recommend!!
Words cannot describe how amazing Mandy was for Elsa's stay. We drove from North Dakota to Florida with Elsa and I warned Mandy before we dropped Elsa off that I was going to cry like a damn baby and she was very understanding and sent me a ton of pictures that first day to assure me that everything would be alright. Throughout the rest of the stay I got lots of pictures and updates on how and what she was doing. I definitely recommend Mandy to anyone who is looking for a dog sitter, hands down the best person you could have look after your fur baby.
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Mandy was the best! She provided daily updates with pictures, and was very accommodating with our drop off/pick up times. She had a nice clean house with a huge backyard. I could tell our dog had a great time :)
Mandy is the best!! She made Leo feel welcomed & loved his entire stay. Sent great pics & videos throughout his stay! Her dog, Ollie is the sweetest & Leo loves playing with him. Thank you Mandy for taking such great care of our pup!
Mandy was a real find for us, particularly because this was our initial DogVacay experience. She, her home, and her dog are terrific. Sophie, our Weimaraner, fit in from the start, and we are so happy that we have a safe and loving place to leave her going forward.
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I love Mandy! She is the best - frequently sent pictures, made Nena feel at home, and loves every dog she meets! I wish she could have moved to Texas with us!
Mandy is great! Anytime we need pet sitting again, Mandy will be our first call, hands down. Thank you! :)
Just simply wonderful! I can not find the words to describe how incredibly happy and healthy our Golden, Finnegan returned from his stay with Mandy and his dog host, Ollie. All were incredibly kind, warm and caring. We received great photos everyday and lots of communication about our pup! She should get 10 stars :)
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Oliver had the best time at Mandy's house, which is gorgeous and has a huge super nice and secure back yard. Mandy sent me lots of pics to make me feel comfortable with being gone from my pup and were really thoughtful. Oliver can't wait for his next Vacay!
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We left our precious girl for 18 days and were totally comfortable with Mandy from the first time we met her! It is plain to see that she truly cares about each and every dog that stays with her. She was great with Hannah and provided us with frequent updates and pictures. I would recommend Mandy to anyone wishing to board their pet in a very caring, comfortable and loving home!
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We were very pleased with Mandi's service as always. She is attentive and welcoming.
Mandy is awesome! Very welcoming and energetic. We enjoyed every picture that she texted us, and Desi looked very relaxed. We could tell that Desi enjoyed Mandy's beautiful backyard with a nice patio for sunbathing; it's something that Desi can't do at home. This is Desi's 3rd visit and of course, we will be connecting with Mandy in the future. Thanks!
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Mandy is the best. Both our dogs love the attention during their stay. I appreciate the regular updates we receive from Mandy, also.
We were very pleased with the experience we had boarding our dogs with Mandy. She sent some wonderful pictures and kept in touch.
Pawsome! Desiree really enjoys Mandy's care and of course, her backyard rocks. Squirrel watching is a plus in Mandy's yard. Desiree is excited upon arrival and enjoys the other dog's company. Highly recommended!
Mandy was a wonderful host! We were nervous at first as we did not do a meet and greet with Mandy or her dog as we were coming from Michigan. But when we showed up, it was perfect! The dogs got along so well, Puckerman forgot about us and went off with Ollie and the other dogs there. I was very comfortable with the house and the safety of our pet! We plan on bringing him there every year when we come down to Florida!
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She is the most loving & great Host. My Annie loves her.
Mandy was fabulous, as she always is, with Bogey.
Mandy is great with Juno. Juno is always happy and content when we pick her up! Thank you, Mandy, for taking care of her so well while we are gone!
Awesome! Desi appeared to be smiling and having fun in all of the pictures that Mandy sent us. The pictures totally made our day.
We are glad that Desi was ready to come home. She enjoyed the nice backyard with the possibility of running after squirrels and playing with other dogs.

We will definitely call Mandy again.
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Mandy was great, as always. I highly recommend her!
Absolutely wonderful!!! Mandy loved my dog like he was her own. They have a big dog and he got along great with mine. Mandy sent me multiple pictures each day with some funny commentary.

My appreciate and gratitude goes out to Mandy for taking such great care of my Riley. 100% would have Riley stay there again!! Thanks -
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Mandy and Ryan were wonderful to our doggies during the week of Christmas. We are very grateful that we have such awesome people to care for our dogs. Thank you, Mandy & Ryan!
This stay was Ellie's first time with Mandy. To say the least, I'm pretty sure Ellie went through withdrawals :) Mandy did an awesome job with Ellie! I wouldn't recommend anyone else.
Mandy was just great! Our black lab Shadow got along great with her dog and he thoroughly enjoyed his week. Mandy is located in Orlando about 20 mins from Disney World, so she's very convenient for anyone vacationing in that area. Her home's large, fenced in yard is a great feature. We would definitely use Mandy again and we highly recommend her for pet sitting in the Orlando / Kissimmee area.
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Mandy was the best !!! I will definitely use her again. My puppies loved staying there.
Thrilled that Mandy accepted our rescue dog, Desiree, whom we only had for 3 months. Mandy was considerate with our drop off and pick up times based around our airline flights. We received at least one picture a day and were happy that Desiree was doing great; especially knowing that Desi ate both meals on the first day. Mandy is so friendly, punctual with emails, and positive. Mandy's backyard is beautiful and Desi, according to the picture, really liked watching the squirrels in the trees. Since it was Desiree's first time, Mandy only had her dog and one or two others during Desi's visit. We will definitely use Mandy in the future.
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Cookie had a wonderful time with Mandy! We received daily pictures and texts with updates, and Cookie came home happy well-adjusted. We'll definitely have another doggie vacation with Mandy in the future!
Mandy is excellent. They took great care of Bogey and we hope to be able to use them again!
Thank you for everything, Mandy! It is so stress- free for Caymus to come and stay with you all. I really appreciate you! I'll call soon to stop by and get his extra bowls. Just back in Orlando today.
As always, Mandy continues to amaze. Our dog, Whedon, is treated like a part of her family. We are so lucky and happy to have Mandy watch our girl!!
Mandy and Ryan were Pawsome! They did a great job with Dexter, and Mandy sent me lots of pictures and updates of Dexter every day. Dexter will definitely be back again. Thanks guys!
Mandy is a terrific dog sitter, and we are so glad to have found her! We were nervous to leave our young dog, but Mandy's professionalism and warmth made us feel at ease. Mandy sends daily updates with pics and takes time to really know your pup.
How very thankful we are to have found Mandy to take care of our two dogs. I have to admit, I am a crazy dog Mom and have never left them alone before so leaving them was very hard for me. However, Mandy put me right at ease with daily texts and pictures of my dogs having fun in her care. I really enjoyed how her house is always very clean and her backyard is nice and big and well taken care of. I really appreciated her patience with us and I would definitely use Mandy again!
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Mandy and Ryan are great dog sitters. They immediately made us feel welcome and Bogey loved being there. Mandy sent pictures each day to reassure me and I could tell that he was very well taken care of. Mandy even picked up extra food for me when we needed it! I will definitely use them again.
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Mandy was friendly and attentive. She keep us informed and sent us pictures and even a video. Thorn seemed very happy and we would love to have Mandy watch her again.
Mandy is phenomenal! We had concerns about leaving our dog with anyone while we traveled. We are thrilled with Mandy. Our pup got her own vacation while we traveled. We would highly recommend Mandy!
Mandy did an AWESOME job with our Golden Retriever. He looked happy and rested in all photos she texted us and ALSO when we picked him up from his stay with her. We will DEFINITELY utilize Mandy again in the future for baby-sitting our fur-child, as she put our minds at ease in every respect ... and allowed us to enjoy our vacation with no worries.

Cary & Cary & Caymus
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We love Mandy, Ryan & Ollie! They are all wonderful to our babies. Thank you, Mandy, Ryan & Ollie for all you do for Samme & Lucy when you have them. The Hain's Bob, Shelly, Samme & Lucy
This was a perfect place for our two Goldens Mandy is enthusiastic and extremely well related to people and dogs. Her home and her yard are beautiful. Her dog Ozzie is a wonderful host, sweet and gentle. Our dogs were obviously glad to see us but did not want to go home. We would gladly trust them to her again.
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Mandy is amazing! She took excellent care of our French Bulldog Bueller while we were traveling. This was the longest we had ever left him, and we were anxious how he would behave around bigger dogs. Not only did Mandy let us come over twice before Bueller's scheduled stay to allow Bueller to interact with the "big" dogs, but also she sent us photos, videos, and updates at least twice per day during our trip. We were able to enjoy our trip knowing that Bueller was in great hands with Mandy. Bueller will definitely be back!
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We left Wilson with Mandy and her husband over Christmas and we never once had a worry about him. She gave us updates every day with pictures and texts and even administered medicine when she noticed something with his eye. She is a great host and I would recccomend to anyone.
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Our first time with DogVacay and Mandy made it a wonderful experience. She took Sully on relatively short notice knowing he had health issues and after he had been attacked and hurt by another dog a week before our reservation. She was flexible, caring, communicative and most of all, very understanding. We worry about our dog's well-being but she put us totally at ease. Sully was a very happy boy when we picked him up. We'll certainly use her again the next time we visit Orlando.
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We are so happy we found Mandy and Dog Vacay! I felt so much better having Maxwell stay in someones home rather than in a boarding facility and you couldn't ask for a better host then Mandy. She was great about sending us pictures and updates and he came home very happy and very tired from a long weekend of playing. We were able to enjoy our vacation without any worries. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a loving place to send your pup for his own little vacation!
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I am extremely wary about leaving my dog with anyone - even my close friends and family. I work from home and Nena is used to receiving constant attention and companionship. I simply couldn't have a friend just come and feed her and let her out twice a day without her getting severe anxiety. However, when it comes to dog sitters, Mandy was a blessing from God! She sent me constant updates via photos, videos, and texts. Her back yard is very large and perfect for throwing sticks and romping around with Mandy's dog, Ollie. She adhered to Nena's strict medication policy, and was extremely accommodating for her needs. She is the only person I will ever bring my dog to again - regardless of whether I continue to live in Orlando or move back to Tampa. Thank you, Mandy!
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Our experience with Mandy was awesome! She took great care of our dog and has a nice big backyard. We've already booked our next visit with her.
We have two 11 month old puppies and were very hesitant to leave them. Mandy & Ryan welcomed us into their home with open arms. Samme & Lucy had a great time. We were extremely pleased with the care they received during their stay. They are a great find for us.
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Mandy is WONDERFUL. She watched our dog for 3 nights. They have a large backyard for the dogs to run around and play. Her own dog, Ollie, became great friends with my dog and they played together the entire weekend. Mandy took great care of our dog and kept us updated on what she was doing and sent plenty of pictures. Our dog had a great vacation - playing with the other dogs and going for walks and to the park.
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Great experience :)
My girlfriend picked Mandy and I was a little concerned that our crate trained dog would be out of her crate the whole time, but it worked out great. Lucy got plenty of exercise. She enjoyed playing with Mandy's dog and running around in the backyard. A++ We would definitely use Mandy's services again.
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