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Dawn K.

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91 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
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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 Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Dawn's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
6 yr 0 mo old
Mixed Breed
4 yr 0 mo old
Mixed Breed
3 yr 0 mo old
Mixed Breed
1 yr 4 mo old

Dawn'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 Dawn

29 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
If you are like me and the thought of boarding your fur babies in a kennel environment is just not for you, this may be the alternative you are looking for. We have a large warm cozy house with an acre of fully fenced yard for your dog to run free and explore. I never leave the pups unattended and Scooby and Gage provide plenty of play time should your pooch be playful . We also have plenty of comfy couches for the less playful or more mature pups.I don't have specific pick up and drop off times and will work with whatever is best for you and the pups.
Boarding fees are based on a 24hr period. Any time over that will be subject to daycare charges .
.I do insist on your pups having flea / tick treatment before they arrive as we live right next door to the woods and even though I have the yard sprayed professionally the whole year it doesn't prevent the odd tick. Also that your pup be fully house trained and up to date on all shots, especially Rabies and Bordatella.
We will NOT take any dog who does not have proof of these vaccinations.We also do not take constant barkers out of respect to our neighbors .
We are within 15 minutes of the New London train station and the Long Island Ferry , one hour from Providence and Hartford Intl airports and roughly 20 minutes from the Fox Woods and Mohegan Sun casino's. I walk the dogs twice daily, once before breakfast and once before dinner and in the summer we may slip another walk in around lunch time..
We have three rescue puppies of our own and would be more than happy to welcome your fur baby into our family.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Dawn K.

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91 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
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  • Last updated January 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dawn's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dawn's Home
$23 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$20 /bath
91 Reviews
Awesome, as usual!!
Our dog had an excellent stay with Dawn. Dawn was very flexible with our needs. Our dog definately enjoyed his stay - was very tired out from all of his play time. It was also great to receive so many photos during the weekend. Highly recommend Dawn - we would definately use her again if we are in the area.
Dawn is wonderful! I get very nervous about leaving my dogs with a sitter, but Dawn is helping to change that. My dogs have enjoyed their visits, and they are ready for bed as soon as they get home. I love that they are able to play with Dawn and the others pups! They get to have fun and mom can breathe easy knowing her pups are good hands.
Dawn's service is great. She really knows dogs and she went out of her way to help me when I needed it.
Dawn was so very accommodating in understanding my personal needs which were outside the usual circumstances. I found someone I could depend on when I really needed personalized help.
Dawn was amazing! Dogs had a blast with her pups in their giant and gorgeous back yard! They were treated like family at her place. We got lots of happy photos of them snuggling in their beds! We got some action shots, too, and many updates on how they were doing! We highly recommend Dawn's place for a dogvacay!
May had a great time and came home very tired from her nice visit.
Dawn was amazing - we had to leave our dog for a long weekend while we were getting married and it was the first time he wasn't staying with close friends or family members. We saw Dawn's house and her large fenced in yard (and fenced well since our dog is a runner / escape artist) and it was perfect and kept our dog busy the whole weekend - he loved having other dogs around to play with. And when our dog hurt his claw right before we left him with Dawn and needed to take a couple medications, Dawn did that no problem. Would recommended to anyone in the area, thank you Dawn!!
Perfect place for Naomi, our 6-year old Cocker Spaniel after a 1700 mile road trip from Texas. Clean and well maintained fenced yard and she had the run of the house when indoors for her 3-night stay. Dawn sent us multiple photos and updates on how well she played with others. Naomi doesn't eat much when we travel but Dawn made the extra effort in trying different foods to keep her well-fed and nourished. Location is very convenient (just a few minutes from The USS Nautilus and Sub Base). Dawn was the perfect hostess and truly loves what she does. She is readily accessible and quickly responsive by phone, e-mail and text. THAT we really appreciated. Will definitely use Dawn again when returning to the area!
wish we lived close enough to use Dawn regularly. great host with a great attitude and Bella loved it there
Dawn was awesome and accomadating and the huge fenced yard was great for Bella
Dawn is wonderful and so helpful with our dog Bella and Bella had a great time. thanks Dawn!
Dawn was wonderful! We received lots of updates of Charlie and Abby during their stay and it was clear they were having a great time. They came home totally exhausted. We had full peace of mind knowing they were in good hands! We will definitely be using Dawn again for Charlie and Abby!
We love Dawn! She is the best! Our dogs always come home happy and healthy.
Always dependable and Spud, my PW Corgi is always happy to be there! Great help when you need them most! Love you guys!
Wonderful!!! My little pups are very high maintenance (older, meds, need attention) and they were in great hands!! Great communication. Definitely went the extra mile ??
This was our first time leaving Mollie with someone other than family and Dawn made the experience wonderful. She was great at updating us with pictures and texts letting us know that Mollie was safe and having fun with all her new friends.

I would highly recommend Dawn and DogVacay for anyone who needs a loving and safe environment with lots of puppy play time!

Thank you, Dawn!

Debbie S.
Dawn was fantastic from start to finish, accommodating us with bringing our pup a day early at the last minute. When our flight landed later than anticipated, rather than charge us an extra day and have us pick pup up in the morning, she waited up for us and let us pick up the dog that night. She updated us every day on what she was doing (Domino enjoyed the kiddie pool a whole lot.) and is very responsive to messages. This is the second time we have used her and we are always impressed. She is our "go-to" pet sitter!
Dawn made herself available for a meet and greet ahead of time to put my mind at ease. She made sure to section my dog off prior to pickup to make leaving easier. She updated me throughout the stay. She has a great yard for dogs to play.
We needed Dawn in a pinch and she accommodated our needs!! Very reliable and always pulls through! Thank you Dawn :)
Dawn was great! She treated my pup like she was her own. Luna always comes back so happy with tons of exercise.
This was our dog's 1st overnight away from us and Dawn was just wonderful! Biscuit kept trying to go back inside the house when we picked her up. It was really cute. And talk about one tired dog. She slept all the way home. We will definitely go back and we would recommend Dawn highly. She has a beautiful home and a wonderful large fenced back yard.
Our first time doing dogvacay And it was a really good experience Great big backyard and caring hosts. We have 2 dogs and they both seemed happy. The hosts texted us pics We would have the dogs stay again.!!.
Highly recommend Friends of the Family. Dawn took excellent care of my dog Bailey and had excellent communication from beginning to end. We loved the photos and updates that Dawn provided during Bailey's stay. The DogVacay app made things so easy to communicate, a definite download. I will recommend to others and we will have no questions at to who we will use from now on for any trips we plan. Thank you Dawn
Dawn was a great host for our German Shepherd Piper. She very accomodating. Kept us updated with pictures throughout his stay. We would definitely book Dawn again for our next vacation.
My dog seemed very happy when I picked her up. She had dog friends, lots of space to play and seemed well cared for. Thank you.
Dawn was fantastic with our puppy. She sent daily updates and was available via text when we checked in and had questions. We picked our dog up after 8 days very tired (from playing all day) and very happy. We will recommend Dawn to anyone that needs to leave their dog. 100% better than kenneling!
Dawn is awesome! Our doodle Charlie loves going to doggie daycare with her - we couldn't be more happy! Thanks Dawn!
My pups had a great visit at Dawn's home! My dogs loved playing with her own Dogs in their huge fenced in back yard. It is never easy to leave my fur babies when we travel but i will not hesitate to bring them back!
We had only had our puppy for 3 weeks before we had to take her to an overnight place. We planned our trip before we knew we were going to get a puppy and I was doing mad research trying to find the right place. Then we came across Dawn's who takes your pup into her own home. We loved this idea more than a kennel because it would be a similar environment to her actual home. She has a very large yard that's fenced and our puppy has never looked so free and happy running around without her leash. Dawn and her husband loved our puppy like their own and she sent updates and photos everyday. When we picked her up, she looked healthy and happy! Just keep in mind, our puppy LOVES other dogs, so if your dog isn't good with others you might want to take that into consideration as there are always at least 2 other dogs there. We are glad to know we have a place to take her to again.
I was very pleased with all the care rusty received. Rusty was well cared for and seemed to really enjoyed himself. I would highly recommend to anyone, looking for a place to watch their dog. It as reassuring to receive the pictures of rusty.
We truly feel lucky to have found Dawn and DogVacay Getting regular updates was huge and it let us relax seeing Roxy have so much fun. It was pretty obvious she made herself at home lounging on the sofa! We can't say enough good things about Friends of the Family and Dawn in particular Definitely will be going back for daycare and boarding !!!!!.!
Gypsy had the BEST time at Dawn's! I don't think she wanted to come back to her boring home after all the playing she did. Gypsy got along with everyone and Dawn kept me updated with texts and photos. We will definitely use Dawn and Dog Vacay again!
What a great experience for Biscuit & us! This was the 1st time away from us in Biscuit's 17 months, so we were more than a little worried about how it would go. Dawn was great in putting us at ease, sending iMessages, and pictures. We just knew that Biscuit was in excellent hands, and when we returned we had one tired, but happy, dog. If Dawn is willing, she will be seeing much more of Biscuit.
Dawn was nice and friendly. She has a large fenced yard and the dogs have easy access to outdoor play. She sent me a picture everyday of my dog outside at play. She is home most of the time so the dogs are not left home alone and are never crated unless you want your dog crated. Her home is set up with baby gates so dogs can roam and play but are safely contained in dog areas. My dog has stayed with her twice and seemed to enjoy the vacay!
Very nice accommodations. Dawn is very accommodating. Big fenced-in yard and good sized indoor play areas. Sent daily update with photos and my dog seemed to enjoy his dogvacay. This was his second time with Dawn. Will use again next time I travel.
This was the first time for Brownie's stay with Dawn but I felt complete confidence in leaving Brownie with her and her family of 'dog buddies'. Dawn sent me a couple of photos throughout the day to ease my worries but Brownie looked completely happy and the only worry I had was she might not want to come home! All went extremely well and Brownie will be back to visit Dawn!
Dawn and her family are wonderful. This was the longest our pup has ever been away from my husband and I (10 days!!) I knew he would be in excellent hands after our meet and greet. She sent me updates with pictures and he truly was on his own awesome little vacation!! I can not thank Dawn enough for taking care of our lil guy and would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
Dawn is great with our dog! She has a big, safe fenced-in yard and her dogs are well-socialized to play with the dogs she sits. She tries to make the dogs at home and treat them like they are used to. Our dog is always excited to go over to her house!
Dawn was very accommodating despite some uncertainty in our return arrival time. She also allowed us to drop the kids off a little earlier in the day than we had originally anticipated.
The kids were thrilled to be free to enjoy Dawn's expansive yard and we felt happy knowing they were safe and enjoying themselves! The picture Dawn sent us of one of them lying on his back asleep on the couch proved just how relaxed they felt and how at home too. I think they had a great time.
Dawn does a fantastic job with the dogs. Zoe is a rescue dog and she had some troubles in the past getting along with other dogs. Dawn spent some time with Zoe, introducing her to her dogs individually until Zoe felt comfortable. Zoe ended up having a wonderful time and enjoys playing with other dogs. Such a relief! Dawn also takes time to take pictures and sends them to me with a note giving an update to how Zoe's doing. I will continue to bring Zoe to Dawn's.
Dawn is great!! We have always been uncomfortable about leaving our dog at the kennels as he always seemed so stressed when he came home. We are so happy we found Dawn. Our dog loves staying with her! She has a great dog-friendly backyard and he gets lots of attention and a special treat when he comes home. Whenever we leave our dog with her, we never have to worry if he will be OK. We wholeheartedly recommend Dawn for both daycare and boarding.
I cannot say enough good things about Dawn & her pack. We have booked Weaver to stay with Dawn numerous times, and things have been nothing short of spectacular!!!! Dawn always takes awesome care of our baby boy (he's a service dog), and always send pics to us throughout his doggie vacation. Thanks Dawn!!!
Dawn is very experienced with dogs and has a safe and welcoming home. With a fenced-in backyard and other dogs, I was very comfortable that my terriers had a safe, fun, family environment. This gave me peace of mind for my vacation.

This is my second summer leaving my dogs with Dawn, and my in-laws have done the same based on my recommendation-Dan H
Dawn & Mike & Scouby & Marley were wonderful hosts for my Chessie. He was glad to come home, but I could tell he played a lot. We both slept well that night. Loved the doggie cookie she gave me for Buster. Smelled so good, but he wouldn't give me a taste.
Dawn took great care of our senior dog while we were away. She regularly kept in touch with us and sent several pictures. We would definitely use her again.
Dawn was great! She got back to me quickly when we were planning a last minute trip. Her place was very nice: really big yard, friendly dogs and people. My older dog was very comfortable there and I left him with no worries. She sent pictures during his stay. All in all, a great experience for me and my dog.
Theo's stay with Dawn was great. We were so nervous leaving him since he has some separation anxiety (we have some also). Dawn sent us photos of Theo playing with the other dogs in the yard and we knew he was in the right place.
Dawn is a caring dog lover who provides the best possible environment for your pooch. She has a wonderful set-up where the dogs can safely go out and play. We will definitely be back!
You'll never be disappointed when Dawn is caring for your dog/s! Our pups love her to death! Every single time that they've spent time with Dawn, Scooby, Marley, Mike and any other dog guests is always time they enjoy to the fullest!
They also come home completely happy and exhausted!
You'll enjoy complete peace of mind when your dogs are in her care!
This was our first time having Weaver stay with Dawn, and he is a service dog so we cannot be too careful in finding care for him. Dawn was the best!!!!! We received many pictures & texts from Dawn throughout the weekend and Weaver came home so tired that he slept for a very long time. I cannot say enough good things about Dawn. Weaver loved playing with his doggie friends, and I would give Dawn a 100 star rating if I could. She's flexible, and took such good care of our baby boy. I recommend Dawn to EVERYONE if they have this need. Thanks Dawn from the Morris Family!!!!
This was a second stay for Simba and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Dawn sent us updates with pictures throughout our vacation and we were pleased to see that he was enjoying himself and meeting new friends. The peace of mind was priceless! We're already planning on more visits in the future.
Charlee clearly was well cared for and came home exhausted from playing with her pals at Dawn's. We were very happy with the care provided and would recommend her services to anyone.
This was our first time leaving Simba overnight since we got him, so understandably we were nervous about how it would work out. All our worries melted away the minute we met Dawn. She's warm, caring and Simba was at ease with her and her husband. We loved the updates with pictures letting us know he was doing great and after a successful one night and day trial, we're ready to take him back for a longer stay. We can now feel good about going on vacation knowing that Simba is well cared for and having his own fun with his new buddy Scooby! Thanks again Dawn, we'll see you soon.
It can never be less than 5 stars when our pups spend time at Dawn's house and play with Marley and Scooby all day.
We've been home only an hour and after gobbling up their dinner they've both curled up for a really good nap.
They're happy, tired pups who had just as fun today doing doggie things as we did doing grown-up-human things.
Thank you so much, Dawn! We appreciate you more than words can say!
Dawn was an amazing host. I was skeptical at first using the service for the first time but dawn made it a very easy and comfortable process. Focus had the best day there, which I could tell from the picture updates. Got her home tuckered and happy, I will definitely be going back!
Dawn was wonderful! After each stay our pup came back happy and tired from lots of good play. I particularly appreciated that Dawn was so flexible when a return date changed on one of our trips. Thank you Dawn!
Gus had a great time and will definitely use her again in the future!
Thank you Dawn!!!! You are the best!
Dawn is exactly what my husband and I have been looking for! The thought of leaving our 11m old puppy Bella at a kennel again was a horrible feeling. Dawn was quick to respond to us when we needed puppy daycare last minute for Bella. I felt at such ease knowing she was in good hands playing with Dawn and the other dogs. She texted me throughout the day so I knew she was ok. She also sent me pictures which totally made my day! When Bella got home she was exhausted from playing all day. It was great! Dawn has a large fenced in back yard so the dogs can run about. She also keeps plenty of water around for the dogs. I have no worries about leaving Bella with Dawn for the week we go away and for daycare when we need it. My husband and I are so excited to have found Dawn that we have started to plan more day trips and vacations!
Dawn is simply wonderful! My 6 month old Boxer Lab, Ali, stayed with Dawn and her pups for 5 nights while my husband and I were away on a trip. Although he was happy to see me when I picked him up, he had the reluctance to leave her place like a child being picked up from summer camp. I could tell he had loads of fun while he stayed with her, romping with the other pups in the huge fenced yard. I definitely recommend Dawn and will seek her first the next time I have a need for boarding.
Dawn is wonderful and took great care of my dog Abby. Abby has stayed with Dawn twice and both times I felt comfortable knowing she was in good hands. Dawn is very sweet and you can tell she loves dogs. I booked with Dawn at the last minute and found her to be very accommodating and flexible.
Dawn is amazing! She's attentive and kind. My dog, Goose, must have had a blast because after we picked him up he slept for the entire day! Plus he loved the treats she gave him as a parting gift!
Loved that Dawn sent us pictures and periodic updates on our little man! He was happy as could be!
Our May loves visiting Dawn and her pups. She always comes home tired and happy. We love how she is always accommodating and friendly.
Dawn is wonderful. She is always so friendly and wonderful to our dogs. We asked rather last minute on a holiday weekend and she was able and available to take our dogs. She is one of the sweetest woman I know and we always feel comfortable when we leave our doggies with her. :) Thank You as always Dawn!!!! :)
Dawn is absolutely wonderful! She has a great home and yard to entertain her pet guests. Abby had a great time with her and her pups! She slept for a full day after I brought her home.

I am very picky with who I choose to watch Abby, but I was very comforable leaving her with Dawn. She got much more love and care than she would have at a kennel. Dawn sent daily pictures and updates so I knew Abby was very well taken care of.
Dawn rocks! My puppy has spent several trips there. My dog loves her and so do we. : )
Another Great doggy Vacay :) Thanks Dawn for taking great care of our furry family members even during the snow :) They've been sleeping since they've gotten home :)
This is our second visit with Dawn and her family. As before, we played, we slept, and we felt right at home! Looking forward to our humans leaving again so we can go back!
Dawn was a wonderful host recently to our two mini dachshunds! She is friendly and easy going and her dogs made great playmates for my little ones. She has a tidy home and a fantastic yard for running and playing and my doggies certainly enjoyed every last bit of it. We would definitely recommend Dawn to anyone looking for a great place to send their doggies for a little vacay. We would absolutely use Dawn again to host our dogs in the future.
This is our 3rd vacation with Dawn. Need I say more? I can't think of a better place for my old man to go on vacation. Dawn and the crew are the best hosts any dog parent could hope for!
There really needs to be 10 stars on this site so that we can give them all to Dawn. She's so utterly marvelous with our dogs and they always come home happy and exhausted!
Seriously, if you are in need of someone wonderful to take care of your pups while you're gone, give Dawn a call.
This was Charlie's second time staying with Dawn and the crew. Marley and Scooby are very respectful of my old man! Dawn also happened to be hosting 2 other senior beagles and it was so cute to see them all together! They all seem to get along very nicely. I can't say enough about Dawn. Getting emails and pictures while we are away is so comforting. And Charlie is treated like family there. He enjoys his vacations as well. Seeing a picture of Charlie snoozing comfortably on the couch was the best! Yay Dawn!
Dawn did a great job with my dog during his day camp stay. Her two dogs instantly began playing with mine, which made his experience instantly inviting. Dawn's large fenced backyard is great. She has a room indoors specifically for the pups. Dawn sent me a picture of my boy relaxing on a patio chair during his stay, which was appreciated. He was tired when I picked him up, so I know that he had fun playing. We will return.
Leila had a wonderful time, the site is very nice. Very large enclosed back yard and an indoor rest area for the pups. I will be back :)
Another perfect experience with Dawn K! Such a relief to know that our pups are well cared for, happy and comfortable.
They come home utterly exhausted from all the play time they have with Marley and Scooby.
Thank you, Dawn!
All four of us think you're pretty darned amazing!
Karen, Paul, Libby and Jack.
Love love love! I always get nervous when anyone (family included) watches our furbabies because they can be a lot to handle if you're not used to it! They took right to Dawn and her two dogs so fast that I knew I didn't have to worry! She even sent a message a few hours after we dropped them off to reassure us that they finally settled in! Not only did we love her but they didn't want to leave when we came to pick them up! She has a great instinct for dog behavior and I'd trust her with our pups anytime!
We found Dawn by the advertisment on her vehicle. We are fairly new to the area and boarded our dogs elsewhere but weren't thrilled. Our dogs are our family and we want them to be treated the way we treat them when we travel. So we contacted Dawn after reviewing the website to set up our meet and greet. Dawn was so flexible as we changed our time for the meet and greet with no questions asked. After our dogs met her dogs Marley and Scooby we realized how welcoming they were to new dogs in their domain. We spent about an hour visiting with Dawn and she welcomed us into her home to show us where the dogs would be most of the time inside and their backyard is very large and fenced in. The dogs have a ton of freedom there. After our meet and greet we scheduled them with her for that upcoming weekend. We left very pleased and confident knowing we were leaving them in very loving, gentle hands. Later in that week our one beagle blew out her knee completely. She was only using her three legs and we contacted Dawn to see if she was comfortable taking her with limited play time and no jumping. Dawn wrote back immediately as she always does to say it was no problem at all, describing to us how she would take care of her. When we dropped them off to her for the weekend we were nervous just because of how our girl was feeling and now with three dogs. Dawn sent us updates all weekend and pictures too. It was very reassuring to get them. It made us feel so much better. When picking them up Dawn had everything ready for us and gave us the full update of the weekend. Our dogs came back and slept for two days after their weekend with Dawn and her two very friendly dogs. We will definitely be using Dawn in the future. She was wonderful!!! :)
Dawn took both of my dogs on short notice. She sent daily updates and multiple pictures, putting me at ease with their stay. I highly recommend Dawn!
Dawn was great! Our little puppy just lived playing with her and the other dogs. She was so tried from all the fun she just wanted to sleep when she got home.
Stella had a good time with Dawn. Would certainly recommend her.
We dropped off two dogs for Dawn watch for two days when my Brother got married in Mystic. Both dogs play a lot so we were very happy to leave them with Dawn, as she has a HUGE backyard that both dogs played in for two days straight. She also has two dogs of her own that were eager to play.

Dawn sent us several updates letting us know the dogs were doing well. We would definitely recommend Dawn if you're in the area and have active dogs.
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Let me simply try to hit the highlights as best I can.
We have had some bad kennel experiences with our two pups and have actually curtailed our daytrips and weekend trips due to our concerns about the quality of care our dogs are receiving in our absence. Our Libby is our biggest concern as she's quite nervous around strangers and other dogs.
We had a meet-and-greet a week ago to see how our dogs would react and interact with her dogs and to meet Dawn and see how genuine she would be with our pups. The meeting was successful enough for us to book her for the following weekend.
Nervous though we were we dropped them off with her and headed out on our daytrip to Boston. Midway through the day we received a message letting us know that Libby and Jack were doing fine; that Libby was getting some snuggle time and all was well.
We called later in the evening to ask how they were and they'd already eaten dinner and were relaxed and comfortable.
Well, all that is easy to say via e-mail and over the phone but we'd know when we got there to pick them up in the morning if anything had been amiss.
Color us both thrilled that we found our dogs happily in the mix with her dogs at our arrival. There was complete comfort all the way around in the canine world and that made for complete comfort in the human world.
With the huge yard and the addition of lovable Marley and Scooby they had a fun-filled, exhausting time. They're happy to be back home but not in the desperate way they've been in the past when coming home from a traditional kennel.
As a previous person stated; I hate to give away the wonderful gift of Dawn but she deserves the most effusive and positive review which could possibly be written!
We'll be back again and again and may now be able to plan that week-long vacation we've longed for these past few years!
We cannot thank her enough!
Dawn is absolutely wonderful! She sent daily updates and a few pictures, which was very comforting. While I was on vacation, Charlie was on a vacation too! He came home as exhausted as I was. I can't say enough about Dawn, not to mention her 2 adorable sweet dogs who respected my old man Charlie. I feel so lucky to have found her, it was like Charlie was staying with family! We loved Dawn, Marley and Scooby!
Dawn is fantastic and took great care of our dog. We feel very lucky to have found her! She is so welcoming and accomodating. She treated our dog as one of her own. She sent daily pictures and updates which was so nice to see. It was obvious our dog was comfortable and happy in her home. We can't wait to use her again!
Our sitter Dawn was (p)awesome, she took great care of our two doggies. They enjoyed the company of her two dogs, and got snuggle time with a human companion to boot. She was very laid back and took it in stride that my younger one was scared and pooped in the house when we got there. She sent pictures so we could see how they were doing. She even let our dogs sleep in bed with her. I don't often leave our dogs with anyone other than family, so it was nice to have the peace of mind that they were in good and caring hands. DogVacay is a terrific concept, and I hope it catches on. It has my endorsement!
Wonderful Lady! Great Yard
I hesitated writing this review because part of me would like to be selfish and keep Dawn my little secret. In all honesty though, she is great! Took care of my 2 dogs while I was away for the week, even going so far as to walk them daily (my 50 lb boxer mix makes that no small task). I received multiple photos while I was gone, and felt completely at ease. When I picked them up, they were so tired they slept the hour drive back home. Will absolutely use her again in the future!
I was very pleased with Dawn she really liked Leo and she sent me pics so i could see how he was doing.
The yard is gorgeous, large, fenced in, and the perfect spot for a doggie vaca. Dawn was relaxed and super accommodating of our unstructured schedule for pickup/dropoff. She even spent 3 hours brushing out the burs Joanna managed to find rather than leaving it for us to deal with after our trip. Jo came home super tired after playing with the dogs outside all day long, which is how we love her best :)
Above and beyond!
Delightful. Thanks Dawn for everything. Nancy
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