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Shannon P.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
14 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
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  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Shannon's Resident Pets

3 old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Shannon's House

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Outdoor area

About Shannon

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband Chris and I live in a three story townhome aka a doggy paradise with plenty of space for romping and roaming. We even have a spacious backyard for sprinting, playing, and lounging!

Our friendly Fairmount neighborhood is perfect for long walks and we're not far from Boat House Row and the Art Museum. We also frequent the Schuylkill River Dog Park often and would be happy to take our visitors with us. And if your dog is up for it, I'd love to take him/her on a run! All of the above with your permission only.

I have 15 years of dog care experience. Prior to adopting our "house dog" Harry, I volunteered with the Monster Milers for the PAWS Animal Shelter. Therefore I love dogs of all shapes and sizes - any breed!

Harry was rescued from Friends for Animals in North Carolina and joined our family in June 2012. For the two years he's been in our family I've blogged about him. Harry also is a dog that suffers from year-round allergies. I'm used to giving oral and topical medications and am able to give your dog the care he/she needs if necessary.

During your stay your dog will receive:
-Minimum 5 potty breaks in our fenced in yard
-24 hour access to fresh water
-Daily meal based on your dog's schedule
-Minimum one hour of walking
-Supervised playtime both indoor and outdoor depending on the weather
-Constant companionship - never alone for more than 4 hours at a time*
-Climate controlled environment (Central AC)
-Unlimited snuggles, hugs, and kisses

I'm flexible on check in and check out and I own a car in case of emergency, or in case you can't drop/pick up your pet. Rates are for one 24-hour period. Currently, we only board one dog per day.

I can send custom quotes depending on your needs!

*I have a 9-5 work schedule on weekdays but live close enough that I am easily able to go home for check-ups and walks. Most weekends we are home 24 hours for constant companionship. Please keep this in mind when looking for a sitter! If you have a super-active hyper dog that you need babysat during the weekdays, I would suggest going with a sitter who is there 24/7 :)

**Spayed/Neutered dogs only. House-trained. Please arrive with tags and make sure your dog is up to date on flea/tick preventative and please let me know up front if your dog has aggressive or destructive behavior.
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Can administer oral medicine
Shannon P.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
14 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated March 10, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shannon's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Shannon's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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14 Reviews
Shannon is our favorite and our pups favorite! Thank you Shannon!
Shannon really saved us this time! Our prior plans for our pup to stay with a friend fell through and Shannon was available to save the day! Thank you Shannon! Our Lousy loves her and Harry and we feel so much better when he gets to be with her. She responds fast and sends great pix! Can't thank you enough Shannon!
Shannon was great! So responsive and very reliable. She sent me so many pics throughout the stay of Rebel, so I could see he was in good hands. They have a great yard, perfect for the dogs and Rebel loved hanging with Harry! I'll definitely be using her again.
Harvey had a great time on his dog vacay! He got lots of walks and playtime with Harry and we got frequent updates on the happenings of his day via photos and videos! I think he is even a little depressed now that he had to leave his new buddy.... Great to know that Harvey has a place to go where he will be loved and cared for while we are away.... Would highly recommend Shannon for others in search of a good pet sitter:)
Shannon is a super dog mama! Our dog had a fabulous stay and enjoyed his time with Harry too. We got so many awesome picture updates and knew our pooch was in great hands. They went on lots of adventures together and made sure to keep us up to date too. I can't say enough good things about our experience with Shannon, Chris and Harry - all made our dog's stay fun and gave us peace of mind while we were away.
Shannon took great care of our dog, Nigel, while we were away. He came home Sunday happy and exhausted, and we received frequent picture updates so we always knew what he was up to!
Tug seemed to have a great time at Shannon's. She was really good about asking for little details about him and ways to make him comfortable in their home. Tug got to play with Harry and went on a nice long walk in the morning. We were just visiting from out of town for one night, but the next time we need a sitter in Philly we will be contacting Shannon!
This is the second time Stinky stayed with Shannon and again she was amazing. Always sending us photo updates a few times a day and making sure we felt at ease while taking care of Stinky.
Highly recommend Shannon and family as hosts!

Thanks Shannon!
Shannon is a great dogvacay host. Our pups were part of our wedding ceremony but had to leave right after it. She picked them up and hosted them for the evening. She understood my hesitation about leaving our dogs with strangers for the first time but her love of dogs and her own pup Harry showed from our meet & greet and put my hesitation to rest. I sent instructions and tips about caring for our pups and about how they like to get tucked in at night. Not only did she tuck them in, she sent pictures throughout their stay so we could see them which we very much appreciated.

I would definetly recommend Shannon, she was very accommodating to our not so confirmed pick up time. If I ever have to leave the pups again with someone other than family, it would certainly be her.
Our experience with Shannon was great! She has a great and safe back yard. She took Stinky for long runs daily and sent a lot of pictures and notes, even twice a day. We could tell how happy Stinky was by looking at the photos as his face is very expressive. Her dog Harry was friendly and got a long with Stinky very well. We will definitely use Shannon again and highly recommend her!
I was a little nervous about using dog vacay, but after our experience I have already recommended it to multiple people. Shannon was very flexible from the beginning and I could immediately tell that she would take great care of our baby. Finn was right at home as soon as we brought him over, running up and down the stairs, outside, and helping himself to some toys and him and Harry got along great. Shannon sent a lot of picture updates while we were gone, which was great! It was nice to see Finn got in plenty of cuddle and play time while we were gone. It is great to know that if we need to leave Finn with someone, there is someone right in the city who can be trusted and will treat him as if he is her own.

I highly recommend Shannon and Harry!
We would 100% recommend and use Shannon again! She was great about letting our dog meet her dog Harry prior to the stay to make sure they got along fine. During the stay we received numerous updates and adorable pictures of walks, playing outside and relaxation time! We highly recommend this place for your pup!
Shannon and Harry were great hosts. They were very flexible in terms of drop off an pick up times. Our pup is a bit high maintenance and Shannon did a great job of caring for his needs. Shannon sent us lots of pictures and provided great updates. It really made us feel safe with her watching our pup.
So great!
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