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Dana F.
Willow Grove, PA 19090
40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

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About Dana

I'm a Penn State graduate ('98) who is taking a break from the corporate world to stay home with my kids. I love dogs of all shapes and sizes. I've owned medium to big dogs before, but right now I have no pets.

Our home is smoke-free, dog-friendly with a fenced back yard. It's conveniently located near the PA Turnpike and the new dog park on Mill Road in Upper Moreland. There are 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths and 2000 sq ft of indoor space for your buddy to roam. When he gets tuckered out, he is welcome to snuggle up on our comfy sofa or beds.

My children, ages 8 and 6, are very gentle and love animals. During summer, we are home together most of the time.

My rates are flexible. If you have more than one dog or are planning a long trip, just ask what I can do for you!

During your time away, your buddy will receive plenty of attention and love. I am happy to follow your specific instructions about your dog, and I'll send regular updates and photos to you. I look forward to meeting you and your dog soon!
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Dana F.
Willow Grove, PA 19090
40 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 2, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dana's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
40 Reviews
Dana is awesome. She's super friendly and flexible, and I feel comfortable when I'm out of town knowing Jack is feeling welcomed into her home. I will use Dana's services any time she's available and highly recommend her.
Dana and her family were very accommodating and kept us up to date on our dogs vacay. We definitely will use her again and happy that our pet has a place where he feels comfortable and can play.
Dana was absolutely wonderful! She and her family were so warm and welcoming to Abbey. We know Abbey was in great hands while we were away. I highly recommend Dana.
Dana was great, she sent pictures and her family really enjoyed having Duke around. He had a stress free stay and had a great time in the fenced backyard. Highly recommend!
Dana is a wonderful person. My dog immediately felt comfortable. We had absolutely no problems with the stay. Recommend Dana to anyone
Dana was a wonderful dog sitter. My dog was well cared for and given much attention and love. It was as if he never left his home.
Dana was terrific. Very communicative and upbeat. Easy to make arrangements with. The family hung out with Zoey so that she was not lonely - she clearly had a great time. Slept like a log when I got her home!
Dana was wonderful with our dog and sent frequent updates and pictures of Chase having a great time while we were away! It was obvious that Dana and her family really enjoyed having Chase around, and they treated him as one of their own. We will definitely be calling Dana for our next vacay. Thanks so much!!
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Dana does outstanding job. Treated my dog as family. Kind caring and her kids were fun for our dog kept her busy.
Without a doubt I will only use Dana in the future.
We finally can go away knowing our dog is in good hands.
Dana sent us frequent pictures and emails
Recommend without hesitation
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We have an older dog (nearly 13 years), in good health but with his own quirks and personalitiy. Normally we have a family member watch Rudy when we go on vacation but this year that was not possible. We didn't want to board him in a kennel and so we went to Dogvacay and were introduced to Dana and her family. Dana was patient and kind with Rudy from the start. She sent pictures of Rudy to us during his stay at her home showing how Rudy interacted with other dogs( he is not dog friendly but she helped him relax around the other dogs)and how her family made Rudy feel like he right at home. When she told us that he slept in her daughter's room, we knew that he was in good hands. Rudy came home at ease and in good spirits.

We will use Dana again whenever we travel. Her love of dogs is evident in her kindness and patience. We couldn't ask for anyone better to watch our Rudy. Thank you Dana!
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As always, Dana was great with my pups. She took our daycare booking on short notice and was accommodating on both our early drop-off and late pick-up times. She sent pics, and of course the dogs looked like they were having the time of their lives. Picked them up all tuckered out after their long day. Another wonderful stay with Dana & family!!
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This was our first dog vacay and we requested another reservation before we even unpacked! We were so grateful for the daily pics and felt extremely comfortable with Dana and her family. Its been years since we were able to vacation and now we can again!
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This was our first time using DogVacay. I contacted Dana because of her location and her bio. Our big dog is quite happy lounging on furniture and sleeping in bed with us or our children. Based on her bio, it seemed that Dana has a similar dog “parenting” style. Our dog had a great time at Dana’s – she and her family loved her and took care of her as if she were their pet. We got photos texted to us every day and I’m pretty sure our dog had just as much fun on her vacation that we did on ours! I was a little nervous at first since I do not know anyone else who has used DogVacay before, but I couldn’t have asked for a better, more convenient experience. The one on one attention and being in a similar environment with a loving family is worth every penny! I would definitely recommend Dana and hope to use her again for future vacations.
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As always, the accommodations are wonderful! Love the pictures that Dana sends of our baby. She is connected and I trust her completely!
Dana and her family are wonderful! They looked after our 4 yr old boxer and did such great job by sending photos and providing updates. As a first time user of dog vacay, she really set my mind at ease and was extremely responsive whenever I sent questions via text message. I could tell Dana really cared for my pooch and I am lined up to use her again! Thank you Dana and your family for everything!
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This was Lexi's first visit with Dana and her family. She had a great time. Dana frequently sent pictures - we could tell she was relaxed and having fun! It made our vacation more enjoyable knowing she was well cared for. We highly recommend Dana & look forward to working with her again!
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Dana and her family were fantastic hosts to Marcy while I was working long hours one week. Marcy is a little grumpy in the mornings and as soon as she realized we were at Dana's house each morning, she perked right up. She loved playing with her son and in her fenced in backyard. Thank you for hosting our pup in your home and for being so flexible with my schedule!
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Excellent sitter! Good yard, great dogs and kids that love dogs. Niko seemed to love staying here.
Dana was once again so great and flexible with our schedule. Leon really enjoyed it, thanks!
Wonderful family! Dana sent frequent updates and photos, which put us at ease, since this was our first dogvacay experience. Our dog came home happy and tired. Will definitely be booking again.
Dana was a wonderful sitter for our dog. Addie fit right in with her family and had a great time with the kids and other dogs that stopped by. I highly recommend Dana.
As always, Dana provided a wonderful home for our dog Augie when we were away. She kept us updated every day with photos and you could tell Augie was in great hands. Thanks again
Everything went great. Dog had too much fun. The claw marks on her floor is from me trying to drag my dog out when I went to pick him up. He refused to leave.
Jenna had a great vacation with Dana and her family while we went away for spring break. I appreciated the photo updates and knowing how well Jenna fit in with the family. Dana was flexible with drop off/pick up times which was also helpful to me. Look forward to using her again!
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Dana was so great and patient with my dog. She sent photos and updates so we could see him having fun. I would definitely recommend her and will use her again if I am in the area. Thanks!
Dana and her family are so sweet. I felt very comfortable leaving my 7 yr old Doberman with her. She sent pictures that showed me how happy my baby girl was, getting love and snuggles from Dana and her children.
Dana is absolutely the best dog sitter. Our dog was thrilled to be in her home. Dana takes time to understand our dog's personality, and our dog's stay has always been a good experience.
We had a wonderful experience with Dana! She was responsible and kind with our dog. It really felt like he was at a home-away-from-home.
This was the first time we were travelling without our dog, Zeus, and we were so thankful we found Dana via DogVacay.com. We had a meet and greet a few weeks before our trip and Zeus was very comfortable in Dana's home and he loved her 2 kids. This set our mind at ease and allowed us to enjoy our Colorado vacation, not worrying about our dog. My kids, as well as my husband and I, loved getting the photo updates each day! We would definitely have Zeus stay with Dana again.
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Dana and her family were wonderful with our dog! It was our dog's first time away from home for an extended time, and the transition went very smoothly. Our dog had plenty of options for being outside, including a fenced yard, many walks, and a morning at a park. We received many pictures of our dog enjoying her vacay. I highly recommend Dana as a pet host.
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Oliver was very well cared for when he stayed overnight with Dana and her family last Saturday. They are a caring and responsible family. Dana's two children and Oliver played and got along well together. Peace of mind is very important when one leaves their dog with someone and we certainly felt very comfortable leaving Oliver with Dana. I wouldn't hesitate to leave him there again when the need arises and will recommend Dana others.
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This was Tasha's first time with Dana and her family. They made Tasha very welcome in their home and took good care of her. Tasha is not used to being with someone else so I think she did very well for being away from us and with another family. Dana helped us feel very at ease and provided us with good information about Tasha's behavior while she was with Dana. We will definitely ask Dana first the next time we need a dog boarder.
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This was Clancy's first visit, and she had a great time. Dana was wonderful. She kept us informed the whole week with pictures and notes. From the moment Clancy arrived, she was treated as a member of the family. I would definitely have Dana care for Clancy again without any hesitation. I can't express the peace of mind we had on our vacation knowing Clancy was in such great hands on her "vacation".
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Dana and her family were the best sitters I could have asked for! It was easy to see that they cared very much about making sure my dog, Enzo, was comfortable and happy while he stayed with them. The whole family took the time to learn his German commands, and he even got a little playtime with her sister's dog as well. I got daily emails with pictures and updates on how he was doing. In fact, I was a little worried he was having to much fun and would want to stay there!! Her children were great around him also, very gentle and they took an obvious interest in caring for him as well. Overall, I am thrilled to have found Dana, and will be thinking of her as my go-to sitter from now on. Thanks Dana and Dog Vacay!!
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Augie my 8 year old boxer had a wonderful stay at Dana's home. She received such warm and professional care that I wasn't sure if Augie would have preferred to stay where she was. I would highly recommend Dana's service to anyone.
This is the third time I had left my pet dog Arya in the care of Dana and her wonderful family and as usual it appears that Arya had a great time. Dana was very accommodating as far as Arya's needs were concerned and also adjusted to my pickup schedules. Would highly recommend Dana.

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Dana and her family took such good care of our bulldog, Ollie. She updated us with pictures and kept us informed as to how he was doing. He loved playing in her back yard. He was safe and well cared for with Dana. This was a very last minute request and she was so accomodating.
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My pet dog felt completely at home with Dana and her family. Every other day I would get Arya's photos doing something funny or cute along with her kids and notes from Dana on what Arya was upto. I am planning to leave Arya again with Dana when I go for a short vacation later this month. Based on my experience so far would strongly recommend Dana.
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My dogs had a wonderful vacation with Dana and family. They came home happy as could be, and we were kept apprised daily of how they were doing. She is clearly a dog lover who treats her guests as part of the family. I would wholeheartedly recommend this home for your doggie vacay!
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She was the best!! She and her family truly loved our 2 doggies and I felt very comfortable having them stay with her. I got e-mails and pictures from her almost everyday. Dana was great to deal with. I would use her without a second thought for the future!!
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