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Vanessa T.

167 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.5 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

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

8 yr 8 mo old
4 yr 0 mo old

Vanessa's House

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

About Vanessa

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
"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 DogVacay's "$5/day Holiday Increase."
Sitting & Boarding don't allow me to offer overnight care at a 2nd location.

Current Lineup!
Wed, 4/26, to Mon, 5/1, Sitting Palma Sola Trace (Check-ins OK).
Tues, 5/2, to Thurs, 5/4, Boarding exclusive (Check-ins OK).
Fri, 5/5, to Thurs, 5/11, Sitting Riverview Blvd (Check-ins OK).
Mon, 5/11, to Fri, 6/16, Kitchen renovation (Sitting & Check-ins OK).
Sat, 5/13, to Sun, 5/14 House guests (Board & Check-ins OK).
Sun, 5/28, to Mon, 6/4, Sitting NW Bradenton (Check-ins OK).
Fri, 6/16, to Tues, 6/27, Berkshires, MA (Check-ins OK).
Wed, 6/28, to Sat, 7/8, Family visiting (Board & Check-ins OK).
Sat, 7/8 to Sun, 7/9, Backyard BBQ all are welcome! (Check-ins OK).
Wed, 9/12, to Sun, 9/23, Lake Montezuma, AZ and Ensenada, Mexico.
Sat, 10/28, to Sun, 11/5, Boarding (Board & Check-ins OK).
Fri, 12/22, to Tues, 1/2, Boarding (Board & Check-ins OK).
Mon, 7/2, to Thurs, 7/12, Bozeman, MT (Check-ins OK).

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.

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Welcome Diversity!
With a home base in beautiful NW Bradenton, we are available for house & pet sitting nationwide! During the Easter, Summer & alt Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays, services are reserved throughout the Lower 48 States! There's never a fee for house or pet sitting outside our home state of Florida. As a member of the Sharing Economy, we graciously accept payment in the form of new travel experiences.

Non-smoking house & pet sitter travels the US without pets to care for non-smoking homes with or without pets.

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. Sitter's meals and personal care items are not your responsibility. Laundry, dishes, mail, trash, lights, pool, plants & yard, and routine household maintenance & upkeep are tended to during the assignment. Constant activity keeps the home safe from predators while daily attendance keeps pipes and appliances in check.

A lifelong pet parent, having satisfied 150+ reservations, many with 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.
Riverview: End to end.
Manatee: 43rd to AMI.
Cortez: 43rd to 75th.

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.
Riverview: End to end.
Manatee: 43rd to AMI.
Cortez: 43rd to 75th.

CHECK-INS & WALKING among the sights & smells of your own community is often the first choice for trusted & 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 that 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.
*At-my-home services remain available to familiar guests, only, at this time.

"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."

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.

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 LIKE us at fb, just search "/DogVacayUSA."

WELCOME to the DogVacay community!!
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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
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Vanessa T.

167 Reviews
52 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 1.5 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 8, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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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
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Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
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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
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References Checked
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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
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$20 /bath
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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167 Reviews
Vanessa really wants things to go well for the pets being cared for, and is very respectful of the pet parents and their wishes. So glad we can count on Vanessa!
She is outstanding. She shows Teddi all the love we do and more. He is so excited when she comes. I appreciate how well she takes care of him and our house. We are so spoiled having her . The only down side is she is so popular sometimes we cant get her! Thanks Vanessa..Marlene and Richard Focht
At short notice, Vanessa was able to take Casper for a one nite stay He needed medicine for a hot spot and had to wear a cone when unattended. Vanessa did a great job in making sure Casper's needs were met. Thanks Vanessa!! ☺
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