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Vanessa T.

140 Reviews
47 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Vanessa's Resident Pets

GoGo
Pomeranian
Male
8 yr 3 mo old
Jack
Bulldog
Male
3 yr 7 mo old

Vanessa's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Vanessa

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
DOGVACAY-INSURED HOST SINCE 2013.
"Hosting a customized vacay for pet parents who travel and doggie daycare for pups who need a little more."

This host DOES NOT participate in the "$5 Holiday Increase."
Currently booked 11/22 to 12/10, 12/13 to 12/19, and 12/22 to 1/2.
House sitting doesn't allow me to simultaneously care for pets at a 2nd location.

Having the travel bug myself, I can appreciate the importance of securing a loving host with whom our pets will be well-kept around the clock.
LONG-TERM WELCOME. SHORT-NOTICE OK.

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Welcome Diversity!!
With my home base remaining in beautiful NW Bradenton, Florida, I'm also available for house & pet sitting nationwide! During the Easter, Summer & Christmas holidays, services can be reserved throughout the Lower 48 States!! Never a fee for house or pet sitting outside the state of Florida, I, a member of the Sharing Economy, graciously accept payment in the form of new travel experiences.

AVAILABLE TO NEW CLIENTS!!!
Non-smoking house & pet sitter travels without pets to care for non-smoking homes with or without pets.

~ BOTH NATIONALLY & LOCALLY ~
Sitting overnight with your dog in his or her own home maintains their absolute comfort while you’re away. Feeding, care & companion options are also available for your cat, bird, farm, exotic, cage or aquarium pets at home. Sleep schedule, eating habit, medication, exercise & interaction is without disruption. My meals and personal care items are not your responsibility. Laundry, dishes, mail, trash, lights, pool, plants & yard, and routine household maintenance & upkeep are also tended to during the assignment. Constant activity keeps the home safe from predators while daily monitoring keeps pipes and appliances in check.

A lifelong pet owner, having satisfied hundreds of reservations with several repeat requests, I'm experienced & comfortable with administering meds (Subq, topical, eyes, ears and oral), pre-op & post-op pets, and visits with the vet.

Requests for Local House Sitting...
Arrival as early as 8am, departure by 6pm.
$60 night, up to four pets.
Manatee Ave: 43rd to AMI.
Cortez Rd: 43rd to 75th.


~ ~ LOCAL OPTIONS ~ ~

DAYCARE is perfect for newly adopted pups, long work days and family outings. Your pet(s) will enjoy physical activity, routine meals and treats, and many potty breaks throughout.
$40 your home, 8am to 6pm.
Manatee: 43rd to AMI.
Cortez: 43rd to 75th.

VISITS & WALKING among the sights & smells of your own community is often the first choice for more independent pets. We'll discuss diet & exercise needs and customize these visits to compliment your current routine. If you might be away longer than a night, please consider the "Sitting" option above so that your pet will receive adequate attention & interaction and can enjoy your vacay as much as you will.
Short-term only, 24 to 48 hours.
$20 visit to 5 mi. $25 to 10 mi. $30 to 20 mi.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION can be provided for pet parents on a tight schedule. To or from my home, groomer or vet appointments, or I-75, btwn 8am and 6pm, pending availability.
$25 to 10 miles.

REGIONAL TRANSPORT for Sarasota (SRQ), St Pete-Clearwater (PIE), Tampa (TPA) and Orlando (MCO) International Airports, along with area hotels and theme parks, pending availability. $25 to 10 miles. $30 to 20 miles. $50 to 50 miles. $100 to 120 miles.

AVAILABILITY* changes quickly (dates fill FAST). Vacays are booked on a first come, first confirmed basis. Those reserved via DogVacay are accepted & given priority over verbal, text or email requests. Ask for my GOOGLE calendar where pet parents can view my activity. Please contact me directly with any questions as each service affects DogVacay's online calendar differently.
HINT: DogVacay's online calendar shows "Booked" once 3 pets are confirmed for the same day.
-->It may appear I'm "Booked" when, in fact, I might be scheduled to walk three dogs on the same day but for only one hour.
-->DogVacay's online calendar might reflect "Available" or "1 Spot Left" while I'm house sitting with only one or two pets but this is a service that doesn't allow me to travel far or stay overnight at a second location simultaneously.
*Boarding services remain available to familiar guests, only, at this time.

NOTE FROM THE PRODUCT TEAM (11/14/2016)
"The calendar that is shown on a host's profile, both on the app and the desktop, will only reflect Boarding services. Sitting services will not reflect on the boarding calendar that guests see. Our Product Team is aware of the issues that can arise from this design flaw and they are working on a fix for this so that we will be able to see all services on our proper calendars."

MEET-N-GREET
Different from kennels and commercial facilities, you'll have the opportunity to meet who will be caring for your pet during the vacay. If there is a special requirement, concern, or request, just bring it to my attention as I'm flexible and happy to work with you in meeting your pet's needs.

FLEXIBILITY
Lengthier vacays are divided into 14-day reservations and payment plans are welcome. However, a vacay must be paid in full prior to check-in.

PAW PERKS are always available! Ask about the variety of savings offered for an assortment of travel circumstances & vacay styles, or request updates by email for photos and special offers!

LIKE us at fb, just search "dogvacayusa."

WELCOME to the DogVacay community!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Vanessa T.

140 Reviews
47 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Vanessa's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Vanessa's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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140 Reviews
Had an opportunity for a weekend getaway and luckily Vanessa was available. She sent lots of pictures and videos of our brood being goofy and playful. I feel so relaxed going away knowing that Vanessa is taking care of my babies.
Another great experience with Vanessa watching Evie! Evie always looks forward to her playtime pal and loves all the attention she gets when Vanessa comes over to play.

Vanessa is so wonderful with Evie and didn't bat an eye when I told her we added 2 little kittens to our house.

Her laid-back and calm nature is really comforting to our pets when we have to travel and I believe that this lowers their stress level when we're gone. Sometimes I actually think they are depressed when I get back and she has to leave!
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Vanessa continues to exceed my expectations with her level of professionalism and dedication she has to the care and treatment of my 14 year old Lab Evie.

She always keeps me informed via photos, videos and texts when necessary.

I feel very fortunate to have found her and have peace of mind leaving Evie in her care when I travel.
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We´ve used Vanessa´s services multiple times in last 2 years. She has been always totally amazing and Annie loves spending time with Vanessa and her family! The best care you can get while boarding your four-legged best friend!
Moses and Maxine always LOVE staying with
Vanessa and her family. Well cared for during their
stay, we receive daily photos and written updates and they adjust to returning to our home very easily.

They have been repeated guest for 4-5 years.
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AWESOME
EXCELLENT
Vanessa & family are absolutely amazing!! Its so hard to leave our fur-baby. But they do such a great job about posting pictures & sharing videos..almost like we are there. and she comes home extra tired! Thanks SO much.
Anytime with Vanessa and her family, No where else!
Vanessa is a great host and goes above and beyond expectations. When our trip kept us from returning at the time of day we'd planned, Vanessa was there to assist with a last minute request to stop for an extra visit. She really saved the day and is an amazing host. I highly recommend her.
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Vanessa was professional, extremely helpful, and courteous as she always has been. I can count on her to respond quickly and follow-up with me. She truly cares about the animals she looks after. Thank you again, Vanessa :)
We can't say enough good things about Vanessa & family. Our Pyper has such a blast Everytime she goes. We only wish we lived closer. But we make it work anyhow :) Thank you!
Vanessa was great! She came to our house to visit us first and meet our doggies! Then that day for our trip she send some pictures and videos to keep us informed about them! They were so happy! I'm glad that my husband find this web and her! Thank you so much Vanessa!!! You are an excellent person! God bless you! ??
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Once again, Casper had a great vacay at Vanessa's home, and enjoyed their family, as well as playing with the other dogs!!

We feel so blessed to have found Vanessa at
dogvacay, she has been our dog sitter since Casper was 5 months old.

We had Casper only a couple of months and had to go out of town when he was only 5 months. Most sitters would not take a 5 month old puppy, but Vanessa did not hesitate and our trip went well and so did Casper's vacay.

Because of the wonderful care and complete trust we have in Vanessa, she will always be our "go to" person to take care of Casper.
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Once again left my very needy (medical problems herself) service dog Abby with Vanessa with a pile of meds to be administered. She is the only person I will ever leave her with based on many experiences.
This was my second reservation with Vanessa and I couldn't be happier or more satisfied with the care and attention she gave my pup.

Vanessa is a consummate professional always providing updates and pictures.

It is such a pleasure and to have found Vanessa and have peace of mind when I have to travel.

I highly recommend her and look forward to continued use of her services.
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Always fantastic!
I can't thank Vanessa enough for her flexibility with Daisy. As we had to add on a couple of days to Daisy's vacay last minute. Vanessa is always a loving, gracious and flexible host. Thank you for accommodating my crazy life and taking such great care of my Daisy!
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Daisy had a fabulous time with Vanessa and her family. Daisy hasn't had a vacay in quite a long while but she was so happy to see Vanessa, her family and dog friends. Vanessa takes excellent care of Daisy while she is there. Daisy has free roam of the house, backyard and loves to watch over the boys sleeping at night, like she does at home. At Vanessa's, Daisy gets lots of love, attention, play time, see's old friends and makes new dog friends too. Vanessa is excellent about keeping Daisy on her daily schedule and she sends me pictures and updates frequently on what Daisy is doing. I highly recommend Vanessa and will continue to use her in the future!
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This was my first time using Dog Vacay and Vanessa and I couldn't be happier! Vanessa provided wonderful dog sitting services for my 14 year old Lab in my home and was professional, caring & loving to my doggie.

She was very prompt in her responses and provided daily updates and pictures.

Her experience in caring for dogs is evident immediately when she got down on the floor and played with my dog them by giving her a chance to come to her and get comfortable.

I highly recommend Vanessa and look forward to using her services again in the future.
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Vanessa is amazing. We had a death in the family, and she was right there for me as usual. She helped with my last minute booking and was considerate, thoughtful, and went above and beyond. I would recommend her over and over.
Pyper had the best couple weeks at Vanessa's. She loves Jack & the other pups that she host. She had a ton of exercise :) Vanessa is great about sending photos & videos. This was a long trip being away from her but she was in great hands. Thank you!!
Annie´s second home...She enjoys being boarded and we can rest assured even we are on the other side of the globe...
It is a relief to know that Vanessa is so reliable. I can always relax, and know that Hazel and Seamus are being, fed, walked and loved! It's so nice to have someone who treats your pet like her own.
As Always, Vanessa takes excellent care of Seamus and Hazel. I never have any worries when Vanessa is in charge!
Vanessa continues to do a great job. The dogs love her visits and so do I.
Vanessa sent a cool video. Nice to see that.
Vanessa did a great job. My dogs love her.
Vanessa is a wonderful petsitter and we are so glad we found her! She takes great care with our dogs and they love her. And we love the pictures and updates she sends with every visit. We have no worries when we leave them to her care.
Annie has stayed with Vanessa&her family multiple times in last year. I would give Vanessa "6 stars" if I could. She is 110% reliable, responsive and truly looks after your puppy. It´s never easy to leave your dog and fly hours away....But we have found a 2nd home for Annie and that´s priceless.
There is nothing but a "6 star service" for your beloved dog.
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I recently had another last minute vacay request, and Vanessa was right there to help me out. She is incredibly considerate, and she leaves me detailed notes about the visits and sends photos to make me feel at ease. Thank you so much, Vanessa!
Vanessa has continually been an outstanding sitter. She is quick to respond and has been most helpful every time I've used her services. I am happy to have her help with my animals.
Vanessa came through for me again at the last minute and is a very flexible and accommodating pet sitter. Thank you, Vanessa!
Vanessa always does a great job and makes me feel comfortable leaving my pets while I am away. She is thorough, responsible, and caring.
Vanessa has been Abby's sitter for years and I will not change. Abs been my service dog and constant companion for years. I take better care of her than myself. I would not compromise her care for any reason. Vanessa cares for Abby as I do.
Words aren't enough to praise and thank Vanessa and her family for the all the Love, attention, and spoiling that Tiki and Darby receive every time they stay with them!! Wish we still lived close by so we could have a SUPER, SAVE home away from home for our girls!
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I traveled out of town on Christmas day and it was sad not to have my boy with me but dropping him to Vanessa is like his second home. He loves his best friend Jack and Noah and Vanessa and her family are like his second family, he loves it there so so so much and as always Vanessa you are incredible at what you do.

THANK YOU for making Wilsons Christmas amazing. He loves you
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Thank you Vanessa, family and pack for making Daisy feel loved.
Banessa is awesome and my babies love her.
Vanessa has been wonderful! This was a last minute emergency vacay for our Daisy, and Vanessa has been very helpful. Daisy is happy and well taken care of by the family and pack.
Vanessa and her family are wonderful! Daisy loves to go on a vacay there and play with all her friends.
Lola absolutely loves Vanessa and her family (dogs and humans)! We really enjoyed all the photo and video updates while she was there. We are seriously considering taking her there for "play dates" just so she can see her buddies. When we dropped her off, Lola actually was excited to get to the front door. We wish Vanessa lived closer to us, but the drive is worth it for Lola and us, knowing she is happy and well cared for.
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Vanessa takes excellent care of our dog, Haley. She is gracious about accepting last minute reservations and always treats Haley with the utmost care. It's a pleasure to know Haley is in good hands and we truly appreciate Vanessa taking the time send us a picture or video so we know our dog is having a blast! If you are looking for someone to take care of your dog who is a dog-lover, professional, and a great communicator then Vanessa is the one for you!
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she's a great person to have for your dog..treats him as if he is her own.. we got pictures even for a short stay.. best ever
We boarded Annie (5 y.o. swiss mountain dog) again for about 3 weeks while taking business trip overseas. And we couldn´t be more satisfied - AGAIN...Amazing care, getting pics every day, Annie had a blast. If you are looking for somebody who is going to love your dog as much as you do, you have to get in touch with Vanessa...
It´s always difficult to leave your dog somewhere while you´re flying to the other side of the world, but once we found out this place, we are not worried anymore...
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Had another amazing vacant my he was so happy to go to Vanessa but so sad to come home and Wilson and Jack had loads of fun and he especially loves his best friend Noah!!! As always A+ service
Casper had a great time during his stay at
Vanessa's.

The pictures that were posted sure proved what
a great time he was having, which always makes us feel rest assured he's being taken care of in a loving atmosphere.

We highly recommend Vanessa for your pet's stay while you are away!!
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The girls miss you Vanessa and your wonderful family!! We are settling in our new home ...Can you move closer?! We may never find such a loving second family as yours for our two to spend days/nights with!
Haley stays at Vanessa's quite frequently. What started as a need on our part has progressed to many play dates just because Haley likes Vanessa, her dogs, and her family very much! Vanessa is selective with the dogs she sits for, which results in Haley always being comfortable with her new playmates while she's there. Vanessa does an outstanding job communicating and frequently sends pictures of Haley playing so we always know she is having a good time! We consider Vanessa to be professional, trustworthy, and the ultimate dog lover! We highly recommend Vanessa for your pets needs!
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As usual Hazel and Seamus had a great time! They are well cared for and truly loved by Vanessa and her family. I know when I leave my dogs with her they will always be in good hands.
Vanessa was awesome, as usual. She helped me out at the very last minute and have great care. Thank you so much, Vanessa.
Not only is Vanessa awesome, the whole family is awesome!!! Dixie is so loved by them all and is always so happy to be there! Last visit Dixie got sick and they bent over backwards to get her help and protection for my dog and all other dogs that were there. She is the best!
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My review for Casper's stay with Vanessa can be summed up in one word - AWESOME!!

I know Casper enjoyed his time there and my husband and I could enjoy our vacation while Casper was enjoying his!

Vanessa is a true blessing and we highly recommend her services and will certainly schedule her the next time we will be taking a trip.
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Super, Super, Super dooper!!! Vanessa and her family are truely the most caring dog lovers ever! Our girls enjoy their stays with lots of exercise, love, play, and extra TLC!! We couldn't have asked for more!
Vanessa was awesome, yet again. Even with last minute changes in my dates of service needed, she was there to help me and incredibly understanding about it. I highly recommend Vanessa.
We initially began using Vanessa to take care of our yellow lab, Haley, when an occasional need arose. It seems like we now bring her over more frequently now because Haley needs to see Vanessa, her dogs, and her lovely family! At first, Haley tentatively stood outside Vanessa's front door waiting for her to open it. Now, when we approach Vanessa's door Haley jumps up and down with excitement and barks to go in and play! Need I say more? Haley is more social, better adjusted, just plain enjoys her playtime with Vanessa. Of course we benefit from having a safe, nurturing place to take her and a truly responsible and communicative person like Vanessa to coordinate the details with. I highly recommend Vanessa to take care of your dog and guarantee he/she will want to go back again and again!
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Vanessa and her family are totally awesome! We are extremely comfortable with leaving our 2 girls with them for daycare or overnight! The pictures Vanessa sends us keep us informed on how much love is surrounding them as well as fun all are having! Thank you Vanessa & family!
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Another successful visit with for Mo and Max during their dogvacay. Maxine is missing her playmates. Thanks for showing them a good time and providing the TLC they have come to know in your home.
Once again amazing service, she loves my boy like her own and ricking photos everyday while my boy plays with his best friend makes me so grateful to have someone like Vanessa. I would honestly say she is the only person i would leave my Dog with and all i can say is she is the best.

Thanks Vanessa
Rob
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Vanessa is great and will do whatever she can to accommodate your needs! My Dixie used to get out of the car like she was unhappy I was leaving her, now she bounds out of the car and runs to Vanessa. I think she want to live there now! I hate to recommend her too much...and end up without a spot when needed! But for real, Vanessa and her family are the best!
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Vanessa isn't just a dog sitter she is like an Aunty to my Wilson. They treat him like he is a member of their family and he gets to see his two best friends Jack and Noah. Every time I drop him off he isn't even bothered about saying goodbye he talks to them all says hi to Noah and watches him leave for School out the window. Honestly there isn't a better family for him or any dog to go to. If they have Dog Vacay of the year Awards my vote is for Vanessa. Wilson can't wait to see you all.
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Vanessa was a great help to me and very kind and considerate. She was thoughtful and let me know exactly how my pets were doing. Her rates were fair, and she helped me considerably by accepting my reservation on very short notice. I highly recommend Vanessa.
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I think this is probably about my 6th review of Vanessa; I have her watch my dog a lot and have many more visits I could review without running out of good things to say!

It is clear she genuinely loves the dogs she watches and wants them to be taken good care of. She is almost always available, even on short notice, and is highly reliable.
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Haley had a wonderful week staying with Vanessa! Vanessa genuinely cares for the dogs she takes care of and likes to update us with pictures of Haley having fun. We would highly recommend Vanessa to anyone!!!
As usual, Seamus and Hazel received excellent care, in a loving environment.
Vanessa is very accommodating and helpful as we needed to add an extra day at the last minute. Vanessa loves all her doggie guests and they all love her and the family too. Daisy is looking forward to another vacay in the near future.
Vanessa is just unbelievable, to say my dog could love anyone as me is now true he loves Vanessa and her family and his best friend Jack!!!! I can't say enough about how much she cares for him, sending videos and pictures daily I love that it is his home away from home.

Thanks as always
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Daisy had a great time with Vanessa, her family and pack. Daisy also made new friendships and had more bonding time with her buddies Jack & GoGo. Lots of playtime in the large back yard and plenty of cool tile to rest on after playing with the pack. Vanessa is very flexible with drop off/pick up times and sent me lots of pictures and updates. Not only is Daisy tired from her vacay, she already misses her friends. Thank you, Vanessa for making Daisy feel at home and keeping me updated every day. Daisy will see you again soon!
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We were traveling to the area and had to find boarding for our Airedale. I can assure you, if you are looking for a loving home to leave your furry family member with, this is the place! Vanessa's home is so welcoming and our dog felt comfortable from the first day. You can tell from the first time you meet Vanessa, she has a true love for dogs! You can believe all of the wonderful reviews that have been written about Vanessa.
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As always, seamus and hazel had a wonderful time!
Vanessa and her family have been incredible! Our Annie (5 y.o. swiss mountain dog) has been boarded for 4 weeks and she had a wonderful time, she almost didn´t want to leave :-)

I can recommend Vanessa 10 000 % !

Amazing, superb, reliable, super friendly, top class care!

We´ll keep coming back for sure!
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Vanessa was an excellent host. I had used her before and found she was very caring for Toby and would recommend her.
Vanessa is a wonderful host. Farley felt right at home and had a great day. We feel totally comfortable leaving our dog in her care!!
Vanessa came to our house to walk the dogs while we were away. She was very easy to work with and took great care of the dogs.
Vanessa continues to do a great job taking care of Haley when we need her. Haley always gets exciting when she arrives at Vanessa's house, which pretty much says it all. Thanks, Vanessa!
Excellent stay for Mo and Max. They are very happy when they return home and get along very nice the the hostess' personal dogs. Highly recommend Vanessa and her dog sitting service. Professional and prompt.
Vanessa is a lifesaver! She's reliable, dependable, and the furry one loves her and her family :)
Vanessa and her family are great with the dogs! Treats them like their own and provides a wonderful environment. Vanessa is very thorough with information, updates, and records. Dixie loves it there!
Vanessa and her family continue to do a great job with Layla and she is always very accommodating.
Tyson had a great time and got lots of love and attention! I received pictures and messages of him playing and relaxing at least once a day, Vanessa was a great host and would recommend her to anyone looking to leave their dog with someone who truly cares for them and loves them like her own!
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GREAT! We love Vanessa! Arni & Cheryl. OH! Gocci said, her too!!!
Vanessa is a pleasure to work with! She is a true dog-lover and creates a wonderful, welcoming environment when she takes care of our dog, Haley. Haley loves going to Vanessa's house to play and gets along with her dogs very well. It's nice to know our Haley is in great hands when we travel!
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Once again Vanessa provided a warm and homely environment for Moses and Maxine. They enjoyed
her TLC and special time for walks, baths and playing. The photo's we received during our trip
provided us with reassurance and friendly updates.
Mo and Max have adjusted well to being back in
our home after their vacay.
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Layla had a great time with Jack. Vanessa and her family did a great job with Layla, who tends to be a shy and anxious dog. She settled in very quickly and clearly felt right at home!
If you're looking for someone who will treat your dog as well as they treat their own, look no further. Vanessa genuinely cares for your dog and his/her happiness. She is first class all the way! She will send you text updates/photos of your dog at play with her dogs and/or others staying with her. I think my puppy had so much fun with her and her pack that he didn't want to leave when I came to pick him up!
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Vanessa is excellent! She takes such good care of Seamus and Hazel. I have no worries when my dogs are in her care!
I continue to be impressed by Vanessa! Haley's second stay with Vanessa went even better than the first!
Vanessa did such a wonderful job with our dogs. We left our doberman pinscher (Sacah) and our miniature pinscher (Sammy) with her for a week. We were concerned about leaving our doberman because she really hadn't had much exposure to big dogs. Vanessa had total control over her dog, Jack, and the other dogs there and introduced them at a pace that let Sacha feel comfortable. Sacha came home a big dog lover! Sammy came down with a skin rash the week before we left and had to be shampooed twice while there and on top of that, the shampoo had to be left on for 10 minutes each time! Vanessa was super about it and Sammy came home looking great, no skin rash left! Vanessa sent lots of pictures and we felt totally relaxed on vacation seeing how happy the dogs were. I highly recommend her and can't thank her enough for all the good work with our dogs. I would leave them with her again.
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This was the first time we used DogVacay and Vanessa exceeded our expectations! From the first meet and greet visit forward, Vanessa exuded enthusiasm for what she did and made us and our dog, Haley, feel very comfortable. Vanessa sent us a few pictures of Haley settling in and told us how she was doing. It was great knowing she was in good hands! We really appreciated the professionalism and warmth from Vanessa. She is a wonderful ambassador for DogVacay and we have already booked two more stays for her next month!
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Vanessa is so amazing! What a wonderful experience using DogVaycay! We had toured over 5 kennels locally and we were just not comfortable leaving our dog with any of them. We had a great meet and greet with Vanessa at her home and we knew right away that our dog would be in great hands! Vanessa was so accommodating and truly focused on caring for our dog. She sent pictures daily along with updates and messages. She truly has a special gift for caring for animals. Winston had such a great time, we were worried he wouldn't want to come home! lol. We look forward to many future bookings! Thank you Vanessa!
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Vanessa ALWAYS takes good care of Mo and Max for each visit. We recommend her DogVacay accommodations to others. She as a special bond with our dogs and they enjoy their visits.
Excellent, second time in a week, would reccomend Vanessa to anyone! She went out of her way to make our Airedale feel welcome! It put our mind at ease that she was well taken care of by Vanessa!
I just moved to the area and found DogVacay and Vanessa. My Airedale had never boarded in 11 years and was a little nervous at first. Vaneesa was awesome and send pictures almost daily and was available whenever contacted which was great! I am taking McKenzie back in the next few days, would highly reccomend to anyone!
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Last minute booking and Vanessa accommodated! Perfect doggie day visit. My pups love Vanessa!! They come back happy when they hang out with her and her family. :-)
JUST DID THIS.
Great! As usual, Vanessa and her dogs do something great to Gucci. The 10 yesr old comes back more alive. I love them. Arni
Absolutely wonderful. Our pups love Vanessa and they made new friends! Vanessa and her family were so good to our babies and fully accommodated for our busy schedule. My husband was graduating from med school and we got married and moved to a new place all in the same week. Vanessa really helped us out and we will definitely take our babies back. Thanks again Vanessa!
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Vanessa was great with my puppies! They had so much fun with her dogs, they slept the whole next day :)
Vanessa and family were awesome once again. Chizzy's four-night stay while we were in the process of moving was perfect. We didn't have to worry about her, and she LOVED it!
The reservation process was so easy and convenient. Everything was done on line. Venessa is a dream come true for you and your dog(s). She really understands them and shows them a lot of attention. I felt very good about Venessa from the beginning. She even took pictures of our "Yadi" (our dog) and sent them to me so that I could feel even better than I already did. Vanessa's house was very clean, and she had a big back yard for they dogs to enjoy! I will definitely be using Vanessa again!!!
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Vanessa is the best! I know that Emily had just as much fun as we did and I could enjoy the time away knowing that she was well cared for.
Vanessa is the best dog carer on the earth, my boy wilson actually sat at home depressed for a full day when i brought him home. He is so loved by her family and his best friend Jack and Noah. Thank you as always Vanessa you are Pawsome!!!
The "girls" love her and she came to check on our kitty every three days. He is 17 years old and had a few accidents but "Aunt Vanessa" cleaned everything up and made sure he had plenty of food.

We have adopted Vanessa and told her to keep our house key for "emergencies".

We love getting the periodic reports and pictures.
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Vanessa is great with our dog Gucci. I see Gucci smile in Vanessa's photos.
Vanessa was awesome. Got picture updates and detailed report and she is great with the dogs. Our bichon who is a little diva and takes awhile to warm up to people loved Vanessa right away. Will definitely use her again!
It feels great to have a dogsitter we can trust!! Vanessa was very sweet and accommodating to our Wheaten Terrier, Gracie.
My two "furry" girls had a wonderful time! Vanessa is super! It was the first time we were able to leave the dogs somewhere without worrying if they were going to be alright and not in a kennel crate. Vanessa sent us pictures of them as they played with the other dogs and I am now getting ready to make a reservation with Vanessa for our next vacation coming up soon.
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Vanessa was wonderful with Jilly! This was Jilly's first time staying there and Vanessa kept me informed on how she was doing through texts and pictures of her.. I loved that. As soon as I knew Jilly was happy there, I could enjoy my day even more. Vanessa is very caring and sweet with Jilly and I would feel very comfortable taking her there again .
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Once again, Vanessa took excellent care of my two pups. I can always tell they have a good time since they return relaxed and worn out! I can enjoy my time away from them without worry when they are with Vanessa. Thanks!
Beau is a shy dog who learned to have fun with doggy pals in Vanessa' s low key and accepting home.
Chizzy had another great day with Vanessa and her family! They are so responsible, responsive and dog-friendly. Love getting pictures of all the fun they're having. We'll definitely be back!
I would highly recommend Vanessa T and dog vacay to anyone who needs a loving caretaker or dog walking services for their pets. She genuinely loves animals and my 2 dogs seem to be able to sense that in her. Not only do my dogs love her, but I know her to be completely trustworthy. I leave her my keys and my precious girls knowing I have nothing to worry about. Its hard to leave your pet behind, but with Vanessa I have peace of mind. Thanks again for your wonderful service and we will book again with you in the near future :)
Jen and James Connolly
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We were very nervous about leaving our two high maintenance dogs during our recent trip as we had never used a private sitter. Vanessa was very good at keeping us posted and sent us pictures and messages so we knew everything was good with them. She welcomed our dogs into her home and treated them as they were her own. They loved every minute of their vacation and we were able to enjoy ours knowing that our dogs were well cared for. We will definitely consider her for our next vacation as this is a much better environment to leave your pet then a commercial kennel.
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Possibly one of the nicest, warmest and dog loving people I have ever met. Always helps me if I need to book my dog in last minute. Wilson absolutely loves her and her family not to mention his best friend Jack. If you are near her then I would 100% recommend using her services. Thanks so much Vanessa.
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We've used Vanessa T for dog walking . Our 2 Bichons get daily walks from her . We cannot say enough amazing things about Vanessa. She is wonderful to work with and responds quickly to emails and leaves detailed notes about her walk with our dogs. I unfortunately , had to leave on a family emergency to Texas. I called Vanessa a day before my flight and she went above and beyond!! She even picked up my pups and all their things and took them back to her home, so I didn't have to worry! Since , it was such short notice on my part and Vanessa had dogs already coming later the following week, she offered to drive my 2 fur babies to the other Dog Vacay person , I also use for overnights. Vanessa , thanks again for making it so easy and being so awesome! I would recommend her to anyone. My Bichons absolutely adore Vanessa :)
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Vanessa truly loves her job as a doggy sitter.
She is wonderful with Moses and Maxine. She
adapts each dogs personality with that's dogs individual needs. This was Mo and Max's second stay with Vanessa and family. That both adjusted
right in with her routine. She provided timely updates and pictures. PAWSOME !!!.
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Vanessa, her family and her dogs are outstanding DogVacay hosts! Our 2-1/2-year-old wire fox terrier is a bit spoiled and hasn't spent much time around other dogs, but she loved her time with Vanessa and especially her rescue pup, Jack. They got along great and spent several days wearing one another out. I would definitely recommend Vanessa; you can tell she's a dog-lover and knows how to handle multiple dogs. The photos Vanessa sent during our time away were greatly appreciated, and reassured us that Chizzy was having lots of fun. We'll definitely use her services again!
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Lola loved staying with Vanessa and her family. Vanessa sent frequent pics and videos of Lola throughout the week, and kept a detailed log of her activities. Vanessa's love of dogs shines and is reflected in her interactions with both people and animals. I'm thrilled to have found her services, and we will be using her again.
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I was happy to see how thorough Vanessa was before she would take Gucci. It made me more comfortable.
Vanessa always finds ways to amaze and delight! Joan
Just started to use Vanessa T. for dog walking services, and I'm thrilled how friendly and helpful she has been, and my two furry bichon babies love her too!! I would truly recommend her to anyone!! She truly is a gem!!!
Vanessa's professionalism and dog knowledge make her a perfect choice. She doesn't just keep your dog, she provides the love and appropriate care required to keep dogs balanced and happy. From the meet and greet to their walk after arrival, I felt comfortable knowing she understood how to handle dogs. She also provided me with updates and pictures during their stay. I recommend her highly!
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I think of myself as a generous person. However, in this case, I am reluctant to share my overwhelmingly positive reviews of Vanessa for fear that she will not be available when we next need her. But it is the season of giving, so I'll be honest. Vanessa is, without exception, the best dogsitter we have ever engaged!! We left for Thanksgiving in CA and my sister's family was arriving midway through Vanessa's stay. Vanessa kept in close touch with everyone and handled the transitions with grace and precision. We never doubted that our dogs were her primary focus and that they were receiving optimal care and abundant affection. She went the extra step, even cleaning some sheets to help out. We are thrilled to have discovered Vanessa and have already booked her for Christmas travels. If she is available, you are extremely fortunate!
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Vanessa provided a very safe and comfortable home for our dog, Olive. Before our flight had even departed, Vanessa e-mailed a pic to show our dog playing with another canine guest. She even checked in to ask about our own safety when tornadoes struck our destination. It is obvious that this hostess cares about animals, as she also serves as a foster to the occasional shelter dog. Vanessa is patient, caring and an excellent communicator. We're thankful we found her.
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I can only reiterate what everyone else has said! Vanessa is AWESOME! She went out of her way to make both ME AND my Hillary Rodham feel comfortable. I don't like leaving Hillary--she is a rescue and has some special needs....but, Vanessa made sure that Hillary felt safe and that ALL of her needs were attended to. She is one of those people who is beautiful both on the inside and the outside. A true animal lover.
I don't think Hillary even wanted to come home--she had so much fun with the family. I feel good about leaving her at holiday time for a longer period of time....thank you Vanessa and Dogvacay!
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I would highly recommend Vanessa for doggie care! She watched our two babies for a few days while we were on vacation. She came to our home 3 times a day for play time/walks and feedings. She also sent us daily updates and pics! We will definitely use her again in the future! :)
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Our 21 month old Cockapoo, Camden, was immediately attracted to Vanessa during the initial Meet-n-Greet. Her first daycare was yesterday and we could tell she had a fun day. We received photo updates on our phone while we were gone. Camden was smiling in all the photos. When we picked her up in the evening her body language showed us she loved all the attention she had. She was in no hurry to leave her new friends. Vanessa's home is lovely, neat as a pin and pet friendly. We have confidence in Vanessa. You will too.
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Vanessa and her family were absolutely great with Dixie (full grown lab). Immediately she was welcomed in, played with and loved on.. the house is totally dog friendly with a spacious fenced in yard to play and chill. If you're looking for attention for your dog while you're away this is the place.
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What amazing dog lovers! From being one ourselves we could tell how much our baby girl enjoyed herself. They sent us text pictures, walked & played with her often. And WOW is all I can say about the most detailed report card I've ever gotten. It's a little bit of a drive (traffic) for us, but we don't mind at all.. Paws down this family is defiantly worth it. Infact I'm about to book her next stay. Thank you so much Vanessa & family! So happy for DogVacay we found you ;)
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We had Vanessa come to our home to take care of our dog and cat for the weekend. Vanessa seems to have a true love for animals. I feel confident they were well cared for and happy while I was gone.
It was perfect. I think my dogs were sad to leave and come home.
We are so happy we have found Vanessa and her family for Elmo, when we are away. We thought when we previsited her home that her big heart would be a good fit for our only "furry" child, as he is used to a lot of personal attention from us and is an elderly English Springer Spaniel, who is a little emotionally sensitive. We could tell by the way he acted when we picked him up he was very happy in her home, as he was in no hurry to leave. Then, when we read the detailed list she provided we knew why! He got to run with her son on his skateboard (leashed), play in the backyard with her, and got many walks. She even kept track of his #1 and #2 business on a list, so we knew he was comfortable physically too. He had a variety of meds, and she listed when she gave those too. Now we can look forward to going out of town, as we know he will be happy too. We have already recommended her to our neighbor and sister in law.
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What a phenomenal Lady, very warm and friendly and took such good care of my boy. She sent me pictures each day and then gave me a progress report of what he did each day which was so nice to hear. Thank you so much Vanessa and i know Wilson will be excited to see you all soon.

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Rob
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Vanessa and the entire family were awesome. I felt very confident in leaving my dog with them for nearly a week. I received daily pics/updates, which really helped me feel at ease while I was 1200 miles away. My dog was very happy to see me, but I could tell that she had a great time with the Host family, as she was very loving with them. I would highly recommend this Host family.
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Vanessa and family made gypsy feel at home and I give this host an a++++++. I don't think gypsy missed us at all. Such a wonderful experience. Thank u Vanessa and family
Vanessa and her family was the perfect host . This was the first time we left our family member with a dog sitter. Upon our meet & great we we new this was the best place for Precious. It turns out we were right, Vanessa sent pictures of Precious on her Dog Vacay every day as we were on our seven day vacation. playing, out for walks, & sleeping. All showing that Precious was feeling like she was enjoying her Self.
Next vacation we will certainly use Dog Vacay again!
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This was our first experience with dogvacay.com and it was great. Vanessa invited us over first to allow our 7 month old lab to meet her dog and to see the house. We appreciated this and found everything to our liking. Vanessa was a caring person and certainly enjoyed having dogs around her. Her house was very clean and dog friendly.

She kept us posted as to our dog's adjustment and even sent some photographs.

We would recommend her highly and use her services again without hesitation.

Thanks Vanessa, you made our vacation better by giving us peace of mind knowing our dog was in good hands. I am sure if our dog could talk, she'd say "thanks", too.
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I was nervous about leaving my 2 puppies ( they are my babies), but after a meet and greet with Vanessa, I felt much better about having to leave them. She was wonderful, she took care of them just like I would have. I no longer have to worry about them when I can't take them with me, its such a relief!! Would definitely recommend her!!
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