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Rebecca L.

13 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Rebecca's Townhome

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets

About Rebecca

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, I'm Rebecca and I lost my pet a little more than a year ago. I have visited several shelters, but am just not ready to take on another pet full-time. But I sure miss having a pet to care for and interact with.

One of my most enjoyable jobs I've had was working in a pet salon, bathing and grooming animals. I loved all my customers, and even the ones who were uneasy quickly learned to trust their paws and hair in my gentle hands (despite holding nail clippers and a detangling comb). One of my most favorite and simplest things to do were using my special brush to minimize shedding between appointments. This, among other things, is something I can offer while I sit for your pet.

I have had animals all my life. First came dogs, then rabbits, then cats, and then reptiles! And then I went back to mammals. Their food was just a bit more easier to "administer!"

I love the outdoors, as many pets do, so I will make it a priority to spend time in fresh air where there are limitless scents for your pet to experience. I take the dogs I look after to a large city park from my very own backyard that no one seems to know about except me. It offers many diverse smells and terrains. This stimulation is very good for a pet's well-being! I also think it is very important to interact with pets and give them the full attention they deserve. Many of us have busy lives and our pets are left awaiting for a friendly, living friend to receive physical contact and interact with. I am committed to be that person!

After losing my pet to diabetes, I naturally had a lot of regret wishing I had more time. More time to play, cuddle, etc. I have accepted that I cannot have that time back, but I can offer my time to other pets who otherwise would be alone/unstimulated or potentially in hands that are less passionate than mine.

[Please be advised there is a $10 increase in my boarding rate per day on holidays, including the day before and after. The reason being that it takes a significant sacrifice on my end to accommodate guests during the holidays and it's important to me your pet receives the same excessive love and attention they would had their vaycay not been during a holiday.]
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Rebecca L.

13 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rebecca's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Rebecca's Home
$24 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
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13 Reviews
Rebecca is awesome! This was our Shih Tzus first stay away from us for an extended time, and they are very spoiled and attached. Rebecca was great at drop off taking the younger one and holding her then working with them to adjust. They even made friends with another dog staying there. We got lots of pictures showing their activities and updates on how they were adjusting and what they were doing. Rebecca even took care of their beards and did some really cute braids. Both dogs came back with absolutely no anxiety, so we can tell they were well taken care of. Rebecca has a great heart for dogs and is very knowledgable on canine behavior. We highly recommend her and hope to use her again on our next trip.
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Rebecca was wonderful! She was quick to communicate and sent awesome pictures during Oly's visit. He had great fun with some new friends and I wouldn't hesitate to use her petsitting services again!
Rebecca takes great care of my boxer and sends me great photos. She has always been super flexible and helpful.
This was my first time using Dog Vacay. I usually have family members care for my dog as she is a bit shy. Rebecca did an amazing job. Prior to the actual stay , we met at the park to get acquainted. While I was gone I received updates with photos/videos. Everything went well and I will definitely be a return customer.
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Rebecca took good care of my dog while I was away. She sent me pictures, that allowed me to see how much fun he was having. She accommodated my plane schedule and communicated efficiently. My dog was happy and comfortable there. My only worry was that he would want to stay. Next time I need a sitter, I will definitely use Rebecca.
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I was a little nervous leaving our two dachshunds for a week, but Rebecca was really wonderful! She sent us pictures of them out in the woods exploring and they both always looked so happy and relaxed snuggling at the end of the day. Rebecca was easy to communicate with and was very flexible. I highly recommend her and will be using her again!
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Rebecca was wonderful with the dogs! She sent me the funniest pictures with little stories behind each of the photos. I would definitely use her again!
Rebecca is a dream. She was magic with the hounds, played and played with them, and managed special meals for our fellow with special meals needs. The hounds were happy so we're happy. Two large Labradors can be a handful for some, but not for Rebecca.
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Rebecca was great with my silly old man Kekumu! She kept me updated frequently, as I requested, of how he was doing with stories and pics of his day. She was very prompt when messaging back and has a genuinely caring nature to her. I would definitely recommend her as a sitter and I'm sure Kekumu would love to stay with her again! :)
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Being with Rebecca was a very positive experience for my two dogs. She said they were great and she hated to see them go. She was gracious in cleaning their 'Potty Pad' before they left. They were not in the least stressed when I returned and she hated to see them go. They obviously liked her very much as they followed her everywhere. They do keep to themselves as a bonded pair, but she took them to friend's homes, to the dog park and walked them a lot. I'm most pleased with Rebecca and cannot give her but the highest recommendation. I'll certainly use her again!
Jeanne Thompson
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Rebecca was wonderful! It was obvious that she was going to take good care of my dog and she did not disappoint. Updated me with pictures, let me know what she and my dog were up to and was very attentive and communicative. I really appreciate Rebecca taking in my dog on short notice! Will definitely be using Rebecca as a dog sitter again!
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Rebecca did an awesome job of keeping my energetic pup happy and entertained. The updates and pictures she sent were a great help while I was away.
The BEST pet sitting experience ever! I have had dogs stay with friends, pet sitters, commercial high-end kennels for over 20 years. Rebecca is by far heads and shoulders the most caring commercial pet sitting experience I have ever had, like my best friend's without the concern that I'm abusing my friendship. Attention, with pix while I was gone, 4 days, and pickup and drop off! Stellar! Rebecca is my go-to pet sitter!
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