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Susan S.

63 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

Susan's Resident Pets

Felony
Bulldog
Female
11 yr 8 mo old
Khloe
Chihuahua
Female
3 yr 8 mo old
Jenny
Mutt
Female
4 yr 8 mo old

Susan's House

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

About Susan

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Se habla Español - Mandeme un mensaje si tiene alguna pregunta.

PLEASE DONT FORGET TO BOOK EARLY FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!??
Looking forward to caring for your furbabies!

Have peace of mind during your vacation knowing your furbaby is also having an awesome time and is well cared for in a real home...no crates or kennels.

Discounts available for first time members, for those with multiple pets, and/or for extended stays!!
I also accept last minute requests.

We live in a small home with a small yard We have had and cared for pets our whole life.

Our yard is fully fenced and safe. We are animal lovers! I currently run a 501c non profit animal rescue, so we are familiar with all breeds and sizes. We have experience socializing, rehabilitating and training dogs and cats.

We know how hard it is to leave your babies when you go away which is why we guarantee we will treat your furbaby as if they were part of our family, if they are used to sleeping in bed with you....then they will sleep in bed with us. We keep them on whatever schedule you have them on in order to limit stress for them. We will spoil and give them lots of love and belly rubs while you're away. Our main concern is the safety of your furbaby and to ensure they feel as comfortable as possible.

We can care for your dogs, cats, rabbits, snakes, turtle, tortoises and birds, including parrots. We look forward to caring for your furbaby very soon. Your pet will have 24/7 supervision and you will receive photos and/or videos and updates on a daily basis for your peace of mind and are welcome to call or text me as many times as you'd like while you are away.

References available upon request. We look forward to meeting you and your furbaby very soon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Susan S.

63 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Susan's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Susan's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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63 Reviews
Susan was great! Clearly a great handler and caretaker of dogs. What I really appreciated was her flexibility and frequent communication with me the minute I booked my reservation. She sent me pictures and updates of my dog almost everyday he was there, and he seemed to be having a great time! I will definitely be requesting her excellent care next time I go out of town.
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Our customary dog sitter was not available to watch Duke for 11 days during our vacation this year. Thankfully, a friend recommended Susan and we (and Duke) liked her from the moment we met her. Susan was amazing with Duke! She was very flexible and accommodating with drop off and pick up times and often sent pictures, videos and text messages to let us know that Duke was doing great! This gave us peace of mind and made it easy to enjoy our vacation. Will definitely contact her again.
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Thank heaven for Susan! She took excellent care of my three fur babies including one that needs medication and one that is quite hyper. She sent photos multiple times a day as well as video. I felt completely at ease while on vacation. I highly recommend Susan and will be using her services again in the future!
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Susan was amazing! I was very hesitant to leave my dog with a stranger but due to the lack of time I had no choice. She greeted me very friendly and showed me around the house where cali would be staying. She assured me I could call her or text her at any time which relaxed me. All through my trip she texted me assuring me cali, my dog, was doing good and she also sent me pictures and videos. She was very flexible with pickup and drop off time which helped a lot. I am very happy with her and will definitely be leaving my dog with her again!
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I loved her. She was so nice and she even hand feed my dog because my dog was too nervous to eat. I'm definitely going to use her again.
Susan was great with our two boys. I have two small rescue dogs and one is very sensitive. My older sensitive dog was right at home with her. Even kissed her goodbye. Highly recommend!!
Had a little problem, so i had to board my pet last minute. Susan answered my request within minutes and i literally dropped her off within the hour. I also received pictures and updates through out the stay. Save your self the hassle and stress and book your pets with Susan.
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My dog had a great stay with Susan. She is very responsible, caring and responsive. I received updates via text messages which included photos and videos. My dog was well cared for. Her son was also a great helper. It's very obvious to see they are passionate about animals and I truly appreciated having peace of mind that my baby was in their great care.
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Hola, de verdad no hago mucho estos comentarios y no creo mucho en ellos pues tuve mala experiencia anteriormente con un hotel y tenia perfectos comentarios so.Bueno con Susan aprendi que no es el lujo y las camaras y un nombre si no el amor y la atencion y el amor y el cuidado y el amor que se le da a la mascota en este caso mi perrito y todos los perros que alli se encuentran ya sean de ellas ode cuidos todos se cuidan iguales en afectos y lugares iguales.Se comunica con tigo por texto .videos y mas. Siempre esta en contacto contigo.Fue una muy buena experiencia y lo recomiendo 100 %.
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This was our first time leaving our "son" Tommy and it was going to be for three weeks! We were very nervous about leavig him with just anyone. Luckily we found Susan and we are so grateful for having met her and her son. She would frequently send us updates, videos and pictures. Now we know we can travel with peace of mind. My husband and I highly recommend her and will definitely use her services again. Thank you Susan.
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Will not board with anyone but Susan. Just does a great job. Pics she sends says it all.
Excellent boarding care for my pet. Susan does a fantastic job with all the animals she takes in. Highly recommended
Susan was absolutely amazing and I can't thank her enough for taking care of my stubborn and spoiled Dublin. From the second I contacted her she was so friendly and helpful that I knew he would be in good hands. She also kept me updated with how he was doing and sent me pictures of him playing. Usually when I board my dog at the kennel/vet, although I know they take care of him, Dublin comes back a little thinner. He came back from Susan's just as plump as when he went in and I knew that he was happy. I will definitely be calling her again and would recommend her to anyone that wants their pup taken care of with love and a true passion for animals.
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Susan took excellent care of our little dog during four nights. She sent us photos and text to keep us informed of how well he was doing. Fully recommend her loving care.
She was good sending photos and update on my dog behavior Thanks
We were concerned in leaving our dog behind for the weekend because Maggie is a very shy, nervous dog but she seemed happy in the many photos Susan sent us every day. I will definitely be leaving Maggie with Susan again. She really seems to have enjoyed her time away!
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We were a bit nervous to leave our precious Molly the Maltese with someone new as she has never been taken care of by anybody else besides a family member. But I must say Susan was GREAT!
Susan sent us pictures to show us how well Molly had adjusted to her new environment.
THANK YOU !
we will use your services again!
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Our pup had a great stay with Susan and her other dogs, he was well attended to and was really happy when we picked him up. She sent us pictures during his stay and the communication was great throughout the whole booking and boarding process. Definitely recommended.
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I have such peace of mind knowing my Spanky is safe and well taken care of. Susan is absolutely wonderful and has experience with all kinds of dogs. She really goes the extra mile to make you and your dog feel comfortable and at home. I love that Spanky is never left alone and is not put in a crate. I feel so blessed to have found Susan and her fur babies haven!! Not to mention, Susan let Spanky sleep with her for 3 nights, where else do you get that royal treatment?!
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I had no intention of boarding or using a daycare service until I met Susan and she shared her background in caring for rescue animals and her love for them. Still skeptical I agreed to a daycare visit. Susan sent me photos throughout the day of my boy playing, happy, lounging and having fun. I have booked a long stay with her and looking forward to my pet being there in her capable custody

M Hagler
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Very good experience the updates and pictures were great and we could tell that Bella was in very good hands. Susan really loves animals.
We LOVEEEEEE our fur baby, Hero! He is a very happy 6 year old greyhound and find it very hard to leave him anywhere! For that reason, I must share....Susan and her son were AMAZING! Not only did Hero receive the love and attention and freedom he enjoys at home while there but as his owners, we too were reassured constantly by Susan of his well being. We received numerous text and pictures of Hero throughout our time away. I highly recommend her pet sitting services to anyone who loves their pet! I would not leave him anywhere else! :-)
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Susan was AWESOME. I left my English Bulldog with her and she stayed there like it was home. If you need to leave your dog she is the BEST! Keeps you informed daily and all. Susan Thank You and we will see you soon.
Susan was great, would recommend A+++
Susan is an amazing, wonderful person, cares and loves animals. I truly recommend her if you want your pet to feel at home and have the best care ever.
Susan kept me informed on how Lukas was doing by texting, sending pictures or over the phone.
We are really grateful for her loving care with Lukas.
I had such peace of mind knowing that Lukas was in good hands and accompanied at all times.
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Winston had a great time at Susan's. Would recommend her to a friend and use her again.
We love Susan. She's great.
Susan is an amazing, wonderful person and excellent the way she feels, cares and loves animals. We are really grateful for her loving care with Rex. Our baby feels happy and we can leave with peace of mind, knowing that he's in the best hands. I truly recommend her if you want your babies to feel at home and have the best care ever.
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Our experience with Susan started off pleasant. We did a meet and greet...she said all of the right things and made us feel super comfortable.

Once we left for our trip, it suddenly all changed. We did not receive updates and pictures as initially promised. We had to keep asking how our dog was, if he ate, and if he got his insulin OK (he has diabetes). We also had to keep asking for pictures and when we finally got them, although we had been told he was having a blast, we could tell he was not. BUT, we were being told he was having fun and that nothing was wrong so we took her word for it.

When we came to pick him up, instead of the normal excitement to see us, we were greeted with a panicked, stressed out dog. He had dried blood on his backside and when we went to bring him out to go #2, it was all blood. We got our stuff and rushed to the nearest vet. On the way, we also noticed a big bump on his nose. The vet concluded that the bleeding had either been caused from extreme stress or something had passed through his colon that punctured it which caused it to bleed. The vet also noted that he had suffered a trauma to his nose. None of this was communicated to us during our trip and to not notice or think either of these two incidents were reportable is simply unacceptable.

Additionally, despite strict instructions to handle with care, our dog's insulin vial was placed in a used ziplock bag and contaminated with crumbs of some kind.

We do not know what happened but just the lack of communication and poor condition of our dog upon picking him up raises red flags.
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KC absolutely loved her vacation with Susan. It gave my pup a good chance to interact with other dogs and she even came back a little more trained than when I dropped her off. I will definitely be using Susan again for all my dogsitting needs. You can tell right away that dogs are one of her passions and you can rest at ease that your dog will be in good hands. Communication was great between me and her, and she even sent a few texts throughout the stay just letting me know that KC was having a great time. Thanks again Susan!!
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Thor had a great time.
Susan is great with Thor. Very loving and caring. Thor loves to stay at Susan's.
This is the second time that Oscar has stayed with Susan. It was a short trip, but like last time, Oscar had a great time and learned how to socialize with other dogs. Plenty of other friends to play with!
We left our 4y/o dachshund with Susan for the first time to go to our destination wedding. We were obviously nervous about leaving him with a stranger for an extended period of time. Susan was able to ease our worries at our meet-and-greet and assured us that he would feel right at home. It was true! Oscar is the definition of a lap-dog and needs plenty of attention, which Susan was willing to give him. He even got to sleep in her bed!
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If you're looking for the most kind, dependable, trustworthy, dog sitter you can find you have reached your destination. My dog vader usually has to much energy to handle but she was able to handle him. He always comes home happy and tired. Her son was absolutely amazing, he even trained him. I am forever grateful to have brought my dog to them.
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This was the second time Maxi stayed with Susan and it was another wonderful experience!! Susan kept me up to date and sent me pictures of Maxi and I had such peace of mind knowing he was well taken care of!! Until next time Susan! Thank you!!
I am so pleased with Susan. I had such peace of mind knowing that Max was in good hands and accompanied at all times. Susan kept me informed on how Max was doing and her experience with dogs is impressive. Max is 13 years old and seniors require a special care that Susan knows how to provide. I will definitely be using Susan again in the near future!! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
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Excellent care, we are very grateful and happy to have found Susan, she is a beautiful person with a caring and loving heart. Rex feels happy and just like at home, I truly recommend her if you are looking for the best care and peace of mind. We would not leave Rex anywhere else she's the best!
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As always Heidi had a good time at Susan's. We have used Susan several times and as long as she is around we will continue to book Heidi's Vacay with her.
It was so comforting to know that Susan would welcome our new pup to her home while we went away. Susan kept us updated all week with pictures and emails! Needless to say, both dogs were exhausted when they got home! Thank you!!
We love Susan! Wouldn't trust our pups with anybody else :)
We love having a safe and loving place for our Heidi. Heidi has stayed with Susan and her son in the past and will again in the future.
Marley LOVES Susan! Wouldn't trust anyone else with our pup ;)
Susan is great. We have been using her for a few months now and Thor loves staying with her and her family.
We recently left our "babies" with Susan while we went away for a few days. We were hesitant about the whole process and leaving them with someone we didn't know. Susan talked with us for a while and made us feel extremely comfortable that our kids would be in a safe, loving place. She had no problem with us calling to check in on them and even sent us pictures of them playing. Even our dominant little dachshund had a great time and Susan got them all to socialize with her other dogs and even her cat! We will definitely be using Susan again when we go out of town. We know our furbabies will be loved as much with her as if they were with us.
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Susan is wonderful with Thor.
Susan is very good at what she does and words cannot express how Happy I am to have chosen her to watch over my Dog Max. I would definitely recommend her to anyone, and I will definitely be bringing Max to her in the future.
Susan was absolutely wonderful with my pups and although they were excited to see me when I arrived to pick them up they did not seem to want to leave. She has a beautiful spacious home for all fur babies to safely play and enjoy. I would definetly recommend her to all who need a pet sitter.
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I was very pleased.
Susan was awesome! She took very good care of Marley and we could tell Marley enjoyed herself as she slept for almost a week straight! I would recommend Susan to anyone =)
Susan was great with Sparky. She has a true love of pets and it shows through the care she gave my dog. Susan is an experienced pet sitter.
We have trusted Susan of Fur Babies with caring for our dog Carmel three times this year. We know we are leaving her with a family who cares for and loves their animals. Thanks for helping us when we have had to go traveling with her!
Susan (and her son) were very nice, she was kind enough to send me a picture of Ellie while I was away. Will definately use her services again! Thank you Susan!
As a pet parent you always worry when you have to leave your baby. We felt so comfortable with Susan and we came home not worrying because we knew Heidi was in good hands. So much better than a cold shelter. We will definitely leave Heidi with Susan anytime we need to go away and can't take her with us. Thank you Susan for being a caring person.
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I was very pleased with Susan, she is great it felt as if Rex had known her for ever and that was his home. She is the BEST I highly recommend her.
We adopted a dog in July and did not want to leave her at a kennel. I found Susan on DogVacay and decided to give her a try. We felt very comfortable with her and did a daycare day. We will definitely be booking for a longer stay.
Susan was such a blessing to find. She was amazing with my dog and I could not be happier with her services.
Susan was great. Treated my Babies as if her own. They even slept with her. Much better alternative than leaving them with my Vet in a cage....The updates she sent me via E-mail since I was out of the Country kept me at ease that my babies were doing fine...
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Susan was terrific I will certainly use Dog Vacay again. And Susan's services again very caring and our dog Buddy was take care of like her own pet. Overall positive experience and would recommend it to others.
Kelly had a great time at Susan's! She received great care and attention and even found a playmate during her stay. I also loved her daily updates, that included pictures and video!
We are very pleased with Susan. Highly recommended!
Excelente person, responsible and very kind. I recommend her....!
The moment I walked into Susans home I felt completely welcome and at ease!

Susan and her family very involved and interested in my dogs care.
Not to mention I was impressed to find they help foster dogs until they find their forever home and assist in helping local pet rescue agencies and pet adoptions
Susan paid special attention to one of my dogs who has arthritis making sure she had all her meds and care instructions.
I also chose Susan for the fact she had a pool. Which is excellent exercise for Wiskies arthritis and she loves to swim. Susan even made sure Wiskie swam in her pool to help with her exercise.

Susan sent pictures and updates of my dogs daily making feel involved and at ease my dogs were in great care!

Susan's care of my dogs was excellent to say the least. I will definitely have Susan care for my dogs again and will be sure to have my dogs come over for doggie day care!!

Thank you Susan for everything!!
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