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Courtney G.
Newton, MA 02461
24 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Bulldog, Great Dane
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Courtney's Resident Pets

11 yr 6 mo old
2 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Courtney's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Courtney

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a 3 bedroom Cape-style home in Newton and am always available for long walks and play time. I have been a foster mom for all sorts of animals for over 20yrs, adopting 7 of my many fosters. I lost my dog Chai a few years ago, leaving me with two wonderful cats, both of whom are rescues. They are used to dogs in the house, and will play or do their own thing, depending on the dog.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
Courtney G.
Newton, MA 02461
24 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated June 23, 2016


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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Courtney's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$25 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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24 Reviews
Excellent care as always!
Courtney and her family are fabulous!
Courtney is a fantastic host! Since this visit our dog has stayed with her at least one other time and he's always excited to see her. When we pick him up he looks well taken care of and even a bit hesitant to leave! Five stars!
I apologize it has taken well over a year to leave this review. Rhett passed away shortly after the visit, and we had a very difficult time with it.

Courtney and her daughter were beyond amazing. Rhett and Zo had a very tough time there, and Courtney did so much to make sure that they were comfortable. Even when there were some potty issues Courtney was so understanding.
Courtney is always fantastic. She's reliable, thoughtful and we feel like our dog gets the same love as he'd receive at home. We usually get a text of at least one picture of Elvis in action, which we love. We use Courtney every time she is available.
Lacey had a great time playing with other dogs, she was tired when she got home
Excellent care! Thank you, Courtney and family!
My husband and I were both extremely happy with Courtney and our whole DogVacay experience. This was our first time using the website and Courtney was quick to respond, answer our questions and was super flexible with scheduling drop off and pick up times. She also sent us videos and pictures of our sweet pup during her stay and we could tell Pepper was getting lots of love, attention and long walks. We feel so lucky to have found Courtney and we definitely plan on using her for all of our pet sitting needs in the future.
Courtney is a wonderful and flexible host. She was attentive to Chester's needs and we will absolutely book with her again.
Max enjoyed his stay, hanging out with the other visitors and Courtney's family. Quick response to requests and sent videos and pics during the stay. Very appreciative that she asked about his habits and rules at home. Max would love to return for another visit.
Courtney is the best sitter ever!!!
She took such a good care of our dog!
Courtney sent us pictures and videos of
Chloe everyday! We weren't even worried
about Chloe because we saw she was so
happy and so well taken care of. Thank you, Courtney, we're so glad we found you!
So happy to have found Courtney to care for my greyhound. She's fantastic!
Courtney is always fantastic! We love leaving our dog with her. It's just as if he were home. We can't recommend her enough.
Courtney was wonderful with our Welsh Terrier. I know she got a lot of attention and exercise and was obviously very comfortable with Courtney and in her home. So much better than any of the dog hotels or kennels.
I needed somebody last minute for the holiday weekend and Courtney was very accommodating and even did a last minute meet and greet before the weekend started. I was really happy with the experience, and my dog came home exhausted after lots of walks and playtime with the other dog who stayed there.
Courtney was great!! She made time to meet us and was available at the last minute for our two dogs for a weekend stay. Our boys came back very tired and happy. Usually when I pick them up from a kennel they are super excited to see me - crying and jumping and can't wait to get home. After staying at Courtney's they barely even wanted to get in the car to leave - which tells me they had a great weekend!! Thanks so much!
Riley had a blast! Courtney was super tolerant of him having accidents the first 2 days. She sent me wonderful updates everyday, would definitely come back!
Courtney was fabulous. She is kind, flexible, energetic, and truly loves dogs with all her heart. We highly recommend her!!
Courtney is awesome!!!! Jessie, our retired greyhound, loves her and is always excited about getting a chance to visit/stay with Courtney. From an owner perspective, Courtney is professional, responsive, responsible, kind, flexible, and willing to go the extra mile! She keeps us informed regularly on Jessie, including sending us fun pictures/movies of Jessie enjoying herself. My husband and I can't rave enough about her care of Jessie and frankly of us as Jessie's 'parents!'
Another great stay for our dog. Courtney was very flexible with our drop off and pick up times and we really appreciated the pictures she sent during the weekend. Thanks again
We could not have been happier or more grateful about Courtney's care of Elvis while we were away. Especially appreciated the short daily updates on how he was doing. Elvis will stay with her again and we already referred a friend. She is terrific!
Courtney was fantastic, responsive, communicated (with pictures) while we were away to show us what our dog was doing, and is very reasonably priced. We were very satisfied.
Courtney was very quick to respond and flexible in our booking. Courtney and her family were both very friendly and welcoming for our dog. Thanks again
Our dog, Nova, just stayed
with Courtney & family over the Memorial Day weekend. We had a last minute
opportunity to get away. It was very short notice & Courtney responded to
my email immediately. (the other person I emailed never answered!) Nova is
blind, has glaucoma & needs medication. All this did not phase Courtney one
bit! She listened carefully to all instructions & Nova was well cared for
& returned safe & sound. I felt very peaceful while away knowing Nova
was in a home, not a kennel. We’d definitely recommend
her & use her again.
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