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Sherry A.

27 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Sherry's Resident Pets

7 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Sherry's House

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

About Sherry

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Professional animal trainer with more than 30 years experience raising and training dogs and other species.

Committed to, educated, and experienced in animal-centric, humane care, training and behavior modification methods emphasizing respect for the animal, positive reinforcement and positive interaction.

Educated in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Completely fenced 8,000 square foot grass exercise and training area with play and exercise structures and equipment available. Multiple separate play/exercise areas available for pets that need their own space.

On-leash hiking available in local open space or in Briones regional park.

All outdoor activities are supervised.

Flexible indoor accommodations to meet individual needs for playing, eating, sleeping, or hanging out.

Experienced with multiple species including poultry and other birds, horses, rodents and reptiles.

Training and behavior modification programs available at additional charge. Fees vary depending on whether the animal is staying with me or at its home.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Sherry A.

27 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sherry's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sherry's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$100 /hour
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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27 Reviews
This was our first experience boarding our 4 month old puppy, so we were a little nervous. We liked that she accommodated for our not yet house trained puppy. After reading reviews on Sherry & seeing how many repeat customers she had, we decided to do a meet & greet. She did a great job in assuring us that all would be well.

Sherry was wonderful from beginning to end. She has a calming demeanor and it's real obvious that she's knowledgable about dogs. Libby took to her quickly and immediately felt comfortable in her house and w/her dog Jacques. There were 2 other dogs outside that were there for daycare. I liked that she considers dog size and personality when separating them, if needed. She offers private training also which I plan on doing at a different time. Showed us some pretty cool tricks that she taught Jacques. She was accommodating on dropoff & pickup & sent us daily pics. Libby was so excited to be there that she didn't mind us when we were leaving. She has a huge backyard, but unfortunately, with the heavy rains, the dogs weren't able to utilize it much. When we finally picked Libby up, she was so exhausted from playing w/other dogs that she slept in the car. I HIGHLY recommend Sherry. We didn't worry once while we were away since we were confident in Sherry's abilities. Thank you Sherry, you'll be hearing from us soon!
Sherry took wonderful care of our dog Willie while we were out of town. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior. She sent pictures and was prompt to respond when I checked in on our dog. We felt comfortable and relaxed on our trip knowing that Willie was playing and being cared for.
Sherry was wonderful and Bowser seemingly had a great time! Bowser is a bully breed and every once in awhile he comes across another male dog that he butts heads with, and Sherry understood this and kept Bowser separated when he needed to be. When we came to pick him up, we saw him running around in her enormous backyard with two other dogs playing and chasing. It was truly great to see him enjoying his time there. Sherry has a calming demeanor and obviously transfers that energy to the dogs. Will be using her again in the future, thanks!
Sherry was an awesome host for our two dogs over the week of Thanksgiving. Our dogs aren't easy as they are both pretty large (95 lbs & 135 lbs). Sherry stayed in contact with us and sent frequent pictures of our dogs playing outside in her HUGE yard. Both dogs came home happy from their week long stay.
I boarded my young energetic GSD for the first time with Sherry for day care. Sherry has a huge property with a giant enclosure for her traning. My dog had a great time playing for hours with a young puppy and Sherry spent a lot with of time helping my dog learn to not overwhelm the puppy. Sherry clearly is devoted to dogs.
Blue had a blast with Sherry and the other boarders while we were away.
Thank you Sherry :)
Sherry was wonderful with Blue. Blue is a rescue and we had no clue how she would react to other dogs off leash. Sherry was very patient with her and let her get used to other dogs without causing too much anxiety. She loves to see Sherry and to play with the other dogs that happen to be there for daycare. She especially loves running in that nice huge yard. Will definitely have Blue stay there again.
Boarding our Lab, Zoe, for the first time was stressful, but Sherry calmed our fears immediately with her professionalism, her empathy, and her patience. Not only did Sherry provide a great outdoor play space for our high-energy pup, but she also welcomed Zoe into her household. Zoe immediately took to Sherry and to her accommodations. While we were away, we looked forward to the daily updates and pictures. And when we picked Zoe up, it was like we had never left her. Zoe was happy, relaxed, and content. We are so grateful to have found Sherry, and we will most definitely call upon her again. She has become our go-to sitter.
So happy we found Sherry to watch our boy! From our meet and greet to picking out dog up after our trip, Sherry was kind, knowledgeable, and we felt very comfortable leaving our dog with her. She took some great pictures to update us on the fun time he had!
Sherry is awesome! Right away we felt extremely comfortable with her and so did our puppies. She has a way with dogs that's hard to describe. It's almost like she speaks their language. She didn't just watch our puppies, she made us feel like she was caring for them like her own. We feel so lucky to have found someone like Sherry!
Sherry was excellent with the dog. She also has a great open space for the pups to play and run. Very satisfied.
Sherry was able to provide our little Schnuffi with the care and environment that he's used to at home. She also understood his fear of other dogs and was able to make him feel comfortable in the presence of her other small "campers". We are thrilled that we found Sherry and will definitely use her services again. (Schnuffi says "thanks, woof, woof".)
We have used Sherry several times to watch our dog Riley. She is great with her, sends awesome updates, and is a very nice person. Riley loves Sherry's huge fenced in backyard, and also her new water feature :). We are very happy to have found Sherry.
Sherry was a (p)awesome care giver to my fur baby Bayhr. She kept in contact with photos while I was on vacation. My internet was limited while I was on away but when I checked my email I was glad to see MANY photos of Bayhr having the time of his life. I didn't pick him but I heard he made friends with the other dogs that were on vacation there too. I will definitely use Sherry as my permanent dog sitter for Bayhr.
Our boys absolutely loved their time spent with Sherry! They both came home happy and tired so I know they spent the whole weekend having fun running and playing! Sherry has a great demeanor with the the dogs and takes the time to gradually introduce all the pups to each other to ensure they all get along. We will definitely be back!!
My dog came home happy and tired. Sherry even groomed him (totally unnecessary but appreciated as he's velcro and mats). Her yard is large and fenced in so that dogs of all sizes can run and play.
Sherry was amazing with our fur baby Charlie! She made us feel at ease while we were away and was very good with helping Charlie adjust to his new surroundings . She responds quickly when you message to check in and sends you updates through out their stay with her. We will definitely be using her again In the future whether it's for the day or when we go out of town.
Sherry was great!! Definitely will be using her again
Molly has stayed with Sherry on numerous occasions and has settled in wonderfully. Between the huge yard to roam about and plenty of comfortable places to nap, Molly goes home each time happy and ready to rest after her busy day. Sherry's genuine love of dogs and enjoyment in caring for them clearly shows and is further evident by the way Molly has taken to her. Thank you for taking such good care of Molly!
I'd recommend Sherry to anyone looking for a sitter. My dog Steve gets so excited just pulling into her driveway knowing he gets to stay with her again. He loves his time with her.
The dogs had a great time with Sherry! Sherry is very quick to respond with all emails, questions or concerns. We have 2 senior dogs that enjoyed the big grassy area. Sherry even takes pictures to show what a good time the dogs are having. Overall, very positive experience. It was our first time using DogVacay and I would totally do this again.
I highly highly recommend Sherry! Not only is she so sweet, but I feel incredibly grateful that I found her to watch my dog! My dog Banks is still pretty little and requires lots of love and attention. When I go on vacations I want him to feel safe, happy and also know he's getting lots of love. Sherry always greets Banks with a friendly smile and excitement as if he was her own dog. I never ever have to worry about him (even though he's still my little baby)! Also, Sherry is very knowledgable and has experience training all breeds. I would prefer for Banks to still have rules and obedience while on his little vaca - especially because he's still learning. Sherry truly is the best!!!! :)
I liked the service she did with my dog. She has a nice big place for the dogs to run and play. She is very concern about each dogs stay is good. She send me pictures of my dog stay at her place. I would get her service again when I need to.
Sherry was an excellent care taker of my Jazzy. Even more important, she took care of MY insecurities and nerves about leaving her with Dog Vacay for the first time. I got regular updates and photos, and Jazzy sure seemed relaxed and cozy, and she got lots of play time. Sherry's home is great for animals, outdoor play, and safety. Sherry has an obvious love of dogs, but also a vast knowledge of animal behavior and training. I trust her with the safety and love of my Jazzy and will be using her often for consistency when I have to leave for work trips.
Sherry is an awesome host! Athena had a great stay with her and Sherry sent several photos and even a video so I could keep tabs on what my dog was up to. Would absolutely recommend.
Bonnie's visit with Sherry was awesome. Sherry took very good care of Bonnie and sent me pictures and updates every day. I would recommend Sherry to anyone and I would consider leaving Bonnie with her again.
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