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Gina E.

41 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 44 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Gina's Resident Pets

Chico
Chihuahua
Male
5 yr 4 mo old

Gina's House

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

About Gina

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
PLEASE READ ALL INFO AND SEE NOTE AT END OF THIS DESCRIPTION.
Hi, I am a Re-Socialization trainer and Rehabilitation of abused, neglected and homeless pets, as well as the former owner of "Almost Home" Pet Hotel and Rescue; a dual purpose facility that acted as both a pet hotel (the UNkennel) for loved pets, while owners were away, and an all breed rescue for homeless, abused or aggressive dogs. (as well as cats, a few pigs, horses and a sweet old cow) I took an entirely different approach to boarding than what was conventional. I found pet care had become an "Industry" run by people who just didn't seem to understand how the ultra sensitive canine heart and brain operated, and strived to create a "home" environment.

I have worked as a Veterinary Surgical Assistant, I am currently an avid Rescue worker and Co-ordinator, an Activist for the reform of Canine protection laws, an Aggression Rehabilitator and the former Owner of a pet hotel. (Won "Kennel of the Year" for NC in 2004.) I orchestrated the Maxton Mastiff Rescue in 2005, resulting in the 1st ever jail sentence of an abuser in that county. And I work diligently for animal rights. I began the "Last Chance" program in NC and had a 99% rate. I also created and ran "The 1st dog on the Right" program, in where I rescued animals from high kill shelters.

What my experience has taught me is that food and shelter are NOT enough. If you are not providing care for the WHOLE pet, they feel it. Their brains and emotional range are incredibly close to that of a human toddler, and so must be their treatment and care. I have developed dozens of little tricks and tips to make a dogs transition away from their family seemless. I LOVE every minute I spend with these babies and they know it! Nothing I can tell you will speak as loudly and ring as true, as your dogs reaction. Your dog will never lose weight while in my care or experience loneliness or separation anxiety.

Hugs and Kisses by the boatload. I am more than happy to work out discount pricing for long stays or multiple dogs. Extremely experienced with special needs, diabetics, seniors and emotional/temperament issues. As of March, 2015, I will be moving to my new home, with a very large, fully fenced yard. My 2 little dogs are kept separate from guest pups in most cases.

About Gina Lynn E.: I am currently working diligently to re-open my rescue/sanctuary again, projected for 2017-18, but until then, this a great way to keep working with animals. They are my passion, as they have been for all the days of my life.
All doggy guests are given my homemade organic, human grade "dog" food, added to their normal food, 2x per day, free of charge, with pet parents permission. This makes for the happiest, healthiest pups in the world. Please ask me about WholeDog by BrainHeart.
PRICING UPDATE: To my incredible, loyal clients and pet families, and all future pet families, I am making some adjustments to the way pricing/discounts will work. I have remained at the rate of $35 per dog, per night since 2011, but with website fees and the recent changes I've implemented regarding taking less dogs at a time, to give an incredibly individual and one on one experience to your pups, I am making a few minor changes. Will be less expensive for some clients and only slightly more for others. As always, every service can be tailor made for your needs, so a stay combination of YOUR HOME/MY HOME is possible as well.

YOUR HOME: (FULL SERVICE NANNY, INCLUDES 3-4 VISITS PER DAY +SLEEPOVERS WHERE I PROMISE YOUR PUPS GET MORE OF THE BED/COUCH THAN I DO.., MEDICAL CARE&MONITORING/MEDS/INJECTIONS, STRAIGHTENING UP, COLLECTING MAIL, WATERING PLANTS, CARING FOR TANK/CAGE CRITTERS, ETC) Least expensive option for 2+ pets

ONE DOG 1-6 nights $55 PER SLEEPOVER (half price for half days)
ONE DOG 7-14 nights $50
ONE DOG 15+ nights $42
TWO DOGS 1-6 nights $70
TWO DOGS 7-14 nights $65
TWO DOGS 8-15 nights $50
3RD AND SUBSEQUENT DOGS- $5-$30 DEPENDING UPON LENGTH OF STAY

MY HOME:
ONE DOG 1-6 nights- $40 PER SLEEPOVER
ONE DOG 7-14 nights- $35
ONE DOG 15+ nights- $30
TWO DOGS 1-6 nights- $75
TWO DOGS 7-14 nights- $65
TWO DOGS 15+ nights- $55
3RD AND SUBSEQUENT DOGS- $10-$30 per night depending on length of stay.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Gina E.

41 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 44 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 16, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gina's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Training
$45 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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41 Reviews
Gina was fantastic, very loving towards my girls!
Gina went above and beyond for our little Milo. He had a 'sick tummy' while we were aware and Gina was kind enough to make him rice to feed him. I am grateful that she knew what to do to make out little dog feel better in our absence!
Our two dogs have never stayed away from home before, but Gina was very sweet and made them feel very welcome. Highly recommended!
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