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Courtney P.

59 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Courtney's Resident Pets

Phoebe
Doberman Pinscher
Female
0 yr 3 mo old
Furgie
Not known
Female
10 yr 0 mo old
Jager
Doberman Pinscher
Male
4 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Courtney's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Courtney

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Next time you go on vacation, treat your dog to a vacation of his own. Keep your pets healthy and happy while you are away by boarding them with Fido's Funplace. We provide In-Home dog boarding and sitting services to ensure that special member of your family is given the very best of care. At Fido's Funplace we know you have put your trust in us to make sure your pet receives the unique attention they deserve. We have many years experience working with all different breeds and behavioral issues. By keeping owners up to date and informed with every decision regarding the well-being and comfort of their pet you are assured peace of mind at affordable prices.
When boarding your dog with us in our home you can rest easy. To make sure your dog is happy, healthy, and comfortable is our top priority. To make sure of this, we prepare for your dog's stay with us by gathering as much information as possible about your dog before his stay. New Clients fill out our Intake Form where we find out what your own house rules are for your dogs, what their feeding, walking, playing, and training routines are at home, what behavior issues you are working on or dealing with, and any allergies, medications, or health issues, etc. I work hard to keep consistent with what your dog is used to at home. This prevents bad habits from forming during your dog's stay.
We only accept a limited amount of clients at a time to ensure your dog is getting special love and attention. Since I do not work outside of home, I am here the majority of the time with your dog so he is not getting lonely. We always make sure clean, fresh water is available for your pooch. Your dog will feel right at home eating his own diet, sleeping in his own bed, and playing with his own toys if you prefer - bring whatever you would like for your dog to enjoy during his stay. We want your dog to feel safe, secure, and relaxed on his vacation.
We can keep whatever pace with your dog - if you have a couch potato, fine by us, he can relax and watch a movie with us! If you have a playful & energetic dog like we do, don't worry, we're used to it, as our own dog, Heidi, is always ready to play. We have 19 acres for your dog to get his energy out, playing interactive, fun games with me and the other dogs, going for walks/runs with us, or even taking a swim when the weather is nice! Our own dogs, Heidi and Jager are well socialized and get along great with other dogs – they love visitors!
So that you can rest easy while your doggie is on vacation, I will keep you updated with information and pictures during his stay at your request. Your dog will even get his very own photo album posted to our facebook page so you can see what he has been up to on his vacation.
We invite you to come out for a meet and greet so you can see our home, and you can meet us and our pack. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

***We offer excellent discounts for boarding multiple dogs with us or for boarding your dog for an extended stay! Please contact me for a custom quote***

For clients that live in our area, we also offer sitting in your home!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Courtney P.

59 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$28/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 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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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Courtney'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 will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Courtney's Home
$24 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Grooming
$20 /min
$70 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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59 Reviews
Courtney was great. Lager came back tired and happy! She also updated me with pictures during his stay.
Our border collie seemed well taken care of while we were away. We received text updates and pics of him playing with other dogs. Courtney seems very knowledgeable and experienced with welcoming a visiting dog into her pack.
My dogs love going to their Vacation spot. This trip the golden actually kept trying to get back into the house to stay. The dogs are happy, tired in a good way and healthy when they come back. High marks for this vacay!
Wiley had lots of fun! And she sent me the cutest pictures!
Courtney took excellent care of my dogs. They came home tired and happy. She will always be my first choice.
Rhett had a great time! Courtney is a dog lover and very professional. The updates and pictures were were great to receive while we were gone. He made friends and seemed very happy. Since bringing him home he has been constantly following me around with his kong frisbee, so I know he got some fun play time! Thank you for giving Rhett a great vacay! :)
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Disappointed. Everything about Fido's Funplace seemed great. She has great reviews, wonderful pictures, detailed descriptions, and a beautiful home. So, when we were looking for someone to look after our sweet 1.5 year old Golden Retriever we chose Courtney. When we picked him up all seemed well. We had a tired and freshly washed pup. However, we noticed on the drive home that he had a large gash on his leg (~ 3 inches long, tried to add pic but dog vacay doesn't allow it). Courtney never mentioned the gash or any sort of incident at all. Also, he clearly had conjunctivitis in his right eye. We understand she has more than one dog at her home and can't watch them 24-7 and neither one of these things caused us an expensive vet bill (though our dog will have a large scar), but overall it was a disappointing experience. Won't be going back.
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We recently boarded our 11 month old Labradoodle with Courtney for a long weekend and it was a great experience! Courtney was very professional and accommodating when it came to pick up and drop off times. Our pup seemed to have a great time as evidenced by the photos Courtney texted when we inquired as to how he was doing. She has a lovely, large fenced backyard that was great for the dogs to run and play. We would recommend Courtney to friends visiting the Richmond area.
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Courtney is very knowledgeable when it comes to
dogs. I dropped my 2 dogs off and left with no concerns or worries. She sent me pics and told me how they were doing. Once I picked them up and got back home they seemed really tired from all the running around and playing they did over the weekend. I would highly recommend Courtney.
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I have a high energy dog which requires me to find vacays with owners who have space for Maya to run and play. Maya loved her stay with Courtney! I highly recommend. We will be staying with Courtney again. Plus, we loved that we could get Maya bathed and groomed before pickup. Huge bonus!
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Maggie is a high energy; alpha type Lab. So I was worried about leaving her but Stacy assured me that everything would be fine. When I called to check in everything was fine and Maggie was getting along. When I picked her up she looked great and didn't smell at all. So job well done and we will be back.

Thank you,

jay
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Very happy with how well Courtney took care of our pet. He was healthy and happy when we picked him. Definitely recommend her!
Thank you so much Courtney. We had a great trip to VA thanks to you. You cared for our German Short hair pointer, Jaeger. I felt really comfortable leaving him with you. It was a whole week of stress free living, knowing that Jaeger was well cared for. And you groomed him. He smelled so good when we picked him up. I just know he had a good time.
We will definitely book with Courtney on our next trip to VA.
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Top notch, high quality boarding for a good price. We have boarded our pup, Tashi, with Courtney and Co. twice for 2-week stretches and both times she was very responsive and professional. The property seems very well set up and maintained with private space for each dog and plenty of outdoor space for the dogs to run about. Both times when we picked up Tashi, she seemed very healthy and happy, which impressed us as, sadly, this was not always the case when we boarded her elsewhere. We would not board our dog anywhere else. Highly recommended!
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Courtney is fantastic! She provides a very loving and caring atmosphere for your dogs. We know because we have had our dog, Louie, stay with her several times and I'm afraid Louie never wanted to leave her!

She is very knowledgeable about what different size and breeds of dogs need and she always maintains "loving" control over the entire show. Our dog was always treated as if he were the only dog she boards, yet she provided plenty of time for our dog to socialize and play with the other "guests." I highly recommend Courtney for any of your boarding needs-she is that good!! Thanks, Ron
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Awesome as usual
The best
Pawsome!
So easy to work with and the dogs have a great time
The best
Always the best care
Always a pleasure
The best
Courtney was willing to accommodate my little dog by keeping him inside and away from her bigger dogs. There seemed to be no issues with the stay. Would definitely recommend her or return.
As usual, Courtney was amazing! I feel completely at ease now when I need to leave him and its because I know she is the best! Thank you so much for all your hard work, It is greatly appreciated!!
This was my first experience using Dogvacay and I thought it was a great experience and wonderful alternative to traditional boarding. Courtney sent us pictures of our dog playing and very happily bounding through the ample space Courtney offers.
Courtney was awesome as usual! Six can't wait for his next vaca!
Nushka's time at Courtney's was above and beyond anything we could have asked or expected. It exceeded expectations! From the get go we were impressed w how professional Courtney was in receiving information about our pup. It made us feel good that she wanted to know as much as possible. She was so welcoming toward us when we arrived and we could tell that she would take excellent care of our pup. She took a plethora or pictures during the stay and we loved getting to look through them on our way home after picking up our dog. During the stay, she let us know that all was well. We have a very energetic dog so her land was perfect for Nushka to run around in. We can't recommend her enough and will absolutely leave our pup with her next time we are in town. Thanks again, Courtney!!!
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Courtney was kind enough to watch Titan over Memorial Day weekend. I knew she would be a good match when I brought him over for a visit and saw how well her home is set up to take care of her guests. During the DogVacay, she made sure he had a fun time - and although he can be quite an escape artist, she did a great job of keeping a close eye on him! She was also quick to respond to my texts whenever I asked for updates on how he was doing. I would definitely bring him back in the future!
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Our dog Six is a very anxious dog, but he felt at home at Courtney's house. He came home with us very happy and very tired. If there is one thing I know the most it's that a tired Cattle Dog is a happy one! Thanks so much for taking great care of our boy!!
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Courtney was a delight.! Obvious she adores her pets. Her new home is very clean, animals have their own room when not socializing with Courtney, and there are many fenced-in flat acres to exercise outdoors.

I think Mercy Grace was missing all the attention she got from Courtney these past couple of days. I would definitely leave Mercy with Courtney again.
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Cali had a great time at Fido's Fun Place! And Courtney was great about keeping me updated about how she was settling in with the other dogs.

Calli's super tired from all her running around and we can tell she felt comfortable. She's not super edgy like she can be when we pick her up from a kennel stay.

Courtney was also great about setting up a meet and greet, and working with us on a unusual drop off time so we didn't have to make multiple trips on our way to the airport.

We will definitely return if we need someone to watch Cali again.

- Stephanie
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Always feel secure leaving our furry loved ones with Courtney
Courtney was the perfect host for our 8 year old golden. She has dogs of her own and lots of room for them to play which is what our dog really needs. Combine that with a warm beautiful home for the inside time and you have a perfect host. Many thanks Courtney!
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I believe this is the 3rd (or 4th?) time that Harley has stayed with Courtney, but this time was by far the longest stay - practically 2 weeks! And throughout all her stays, Courtney has worked with Harley one-on-one, helping to socialize her more, and our pup has transformed into such a happier dog! She's interacting with other dogs beautifully, and chilling out when appropriate - which is a lot to say of our overactive girl. We could not be more grateful to have found Harley a wonderful "home away from home". We can leave her at Fido's Fun Place feeling confident she is getting to have her own little vacation without us! Thank you Courtney!!!
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Couldn't be happier.Am checking right now for a re-visit.
I did not think I could ever leave my two dogs when I had to be gone for a week. But Courtney did an awesome job of communicating with me so that I knew they were fine. In fact, my youngest setter did not want to stop playing with some of her new friends when I came to pick them up. She did an awesome job of taking care of them for me.
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I left my dog, Harmony, for 9 nights with Courtney. Courtney was wonderful! I felt very comfortable leaving my dog, she is very knowledgeable about dog behavior and pays close attention to their interactions. It was like she stayed with a friend! My dog had a great time and I will definitely use Courtney again next time.
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We feel very comfortable leaving our dog with Courtney! She clearly has a passion for caring for dogs. She is professional and accommodating. Her house is very clean and there is plenty of outdoor space! She seems careful to keep certain dogs together or apart depending on their personalities. She kept us updated via text message while we were on vacation and posted lots of pictures on facebook so that we could see all the fun on dog was having!
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We are glad that Flynn stayed at Courtney's - so much better than a regular kennel. Plenty of space to roam, romp and play, both indoors and out. Courtney was great and we would not hesitate to leave Flynn with her again.
Our two corgis love staying with Courtney
Courtney is a wonderful host. The dogs seem to have a wonderful time and come back happy if tired from running with the bigger dogs on their stumpy Corgi legs :)
I think Daisy enjoyed herself even though she missed me! I felt perfectly comfortable leaving her with Courtney for the week. She takes several meds for arthritis and seems as lively as can be for an "old dog."
Courtney was so very wonderful and patient with our dog, Harley! She worked on reinforcing her training skills, as well as took the extra steps necessary to help Harley adjust, as Harley tend to have a bit of separation anxiety. But after the first night, we received reports that Harley's anxiety was greatly reduced and that she was interacting well with all the other dogs! We definitely look forward to using Fido's Funplace in the future!
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Courtney is fantastic! Our dog is very anxious and has a hard time with new places, but as soon as he sees Courtney he is happy. He does not travel well so having someone like Courtney available to take care of our dog makes going on vacation so much more stress free! Thank you again!!
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Outstanding setting and outstanding care. I left my 2 dogs with Courtney while I vacationed. I was so comfortable with her, I almost did not miss my dogs! She was in contact with me to let me know how things were going. She also posted pics on facebook so I could keep up with them. I loved the country setting and so did my dogs! I can't say enough good things about my experience. I will definitely take my dogs to Courtney from now on!!!!!
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Abby did great. If we are ever in that area again. We will definitely leave Abby with Courtney
Courtney is awesome! We have an energetic, almost two-year old German Shepherd. We've never left our dog for more than a few nights, so we were a little nervous about leaving her with someone new for over a week. I quickly felt like we were in good hands just through our emails. Courtney is prompt with her replies, and the thorough intake form shows she is responsible. We got to share all about our dog and what she would need for a happy stay.

We appreciated Courtney's flexibility and willingness to find a way to make schedules work, a huge plus when trying to organize the already hectic logistics of travel.

We did a meet and greet before boarding and were immediately impressed with how clean and organized Courtney's home is. The dogs have a great space to run and play. Courtney sent us a text the first night to let us know our dog had settled in nicely, and we loved getting to see pictures she shared throughout the week.

Our dog was tired for a few days from all of her playing at Fido's FunPlace! We have already lined up another date with Courtney, and we're so glad to have a happy and safe place to leave our dog.
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Molly really enjoyed her time with Courtney and her pack! She came home exhausted, but happy! It was so nice to be off on our cruise and to not have to worry about Molly's care and comfort. We will definitely be boarding Molly with Courtney again! Thanks!
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Wonderful experience
Courtney took such great care of Cleo, including a trip to the vet for a minor illness. Cleo had a blast on her vacation at Courtney's house
Courtney definitely has a way with dogs. Both Molson and Abby had a great time. We will be thrilled to have them stay with her again.
Clean and safe environment. Courtney was very professional and loving with her handling of our dogs and was well prepared to take our 4. The hardest part was getting our dogs back in the car to go home!
Courtney was very welcoming and our dog was extremely happy with his visit. We will definitely be bringing him back :)
Highly, highly recommend Courtney! She is super-thorough in gathering info about your pet, her home is spotless, the property is ideal for dogs, and our dealings with her were seamless. We had to arrange for an 'interim' lodging during Dixie's stay, and Courtney graciously delivered and picked up Dixie at the alternate location. Dixie returned happy and calm, and having Courtney's own pets available as playmates was heaven for Dixie. This was our first time using Courtney (we had always used a commercial kennel in the past). Though we had good experiences with the kennel, the ability for Dixie to be outdoors for extended periods and play with the other dogs was perfect for her as she requires a lot of exercise. We were gone for over 2 weeks and you would think Dixie had only been gone overnight. Great job, Courtney!
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We were fortunate to find Courtney thru a mutual friend. Although I was alittle- no alot apprehensive to leave my dogs with a stranger- since they've never stayed with anyone other than family, Courtney and Joel turned out to be a real blessing to me. I first knew that i could trust them with my chihuahua's, and they have a nice place for the dogs to go out and run around. My dogs love that. We spend 12 days in europe so I couldnt really check in too much to see how they were doing, but Courtney posted pics. on facebook and instant messaged me.Come to find out both Courtney and Joel fell in love with my dogs and treated them as their own. I would highly recommend Courtney to watch your dogs--- Thanks to you both!!!
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Courtney was a fantastic host - willing to meet and greet ahead of time and send us pictures while we were gone. Plus she got our dogs to socialize with others a bit too! All in all, she was a great host and my dogs clearly came back in high spirits. I will definitely be using here again - thanks!
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We originally got our dog Cambria from Courtney, she was a rescue dog that Courtney saved.

We have to go out of town quite frequently since we have family all over the country and in the UK and Courtney has always been our first choice. We know that Cambria will be well cared for and have fun, in fact it often seems that when we get her home she is pining to be back with Courtney and Heidi.

I am extremely careful about who I will leave my family members in the care of and this extends to my dog, I have always had full confidence that my pooch will be completely safe when she is with Courtney, I cannot recommend her enough.
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I HIGHLY recommend Courtney for your dogs home away from home experience. Apple truly had a vacation, NOT an incarceration, which is what she would have had if stayed in conventional boarding. Courtney took special effort to treat Apple like she was one of her own; she made sure Apple had; her meds, her food, her special quirks - everything right, so Apple could feel safe and comfy. Apple loved playing with Heidi, Courtney's dog and was given the royal treatment from everyone. I will go to Courtney's from now on and let Apple have fun. So much better for her and that makes me leaving her when I travel so much easier. Thanks so much Courtney. oxox Jimmieanna and Apple
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