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Bernadette D.

151 Reviews
106 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Bernadette's Resident Pets

Lincoln
Golden Retriever
Male
15 yr 6 mo old
Happy
Mixed Breed
Male
2 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Bernadette's House

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

About Bernadette

43 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your beloved pup is family while enjoying their "Golden Rule" getaway in our non-smoking single family residence with secure front entry. All exterior gates are locked at all times for your peace of mind. Supervised outdoor play time and potty breaks as needed (no dog door for your pup's safety). We keep the kids stimulated which gives me an excuse to get some fresh air and check out the garden. We offer lots of love, playtime and exercise based on their abilities. Morning walks are a ritual as is evening massage a.k.a. belly rubs for their comfort and relaxation prior to bed time. Dog"Ma" Bernadette is fully insured and has been background check verified. With over 40 years experience in pet health, nutrition, obedience, pet psychology, Pet First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross. We are truly blessed to have the ability to answer a higher calling for your pets. All special needs are welcome as we have experience with seniors and those requiring anything from eye drops to insulin shots. We follow all of your instructions which allows your pet's routine to transition seamlessly. We promise "not to spoil them too much, just enough", after all when they're with us they're family.

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Contact Bernadette
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

Bernadette D.

151 Reviews
106 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Bernadette's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Bernadette's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Training
$35 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$20 /bath
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151 Reviews
Loved the daily videos! Thank you for being flexible as our vacation dates moved around a bit!
This was our first stay and host Mom Bernadette whom was very professional. She ensured and verified that Parker was current on his shot records. It was a last minute reservation due to a death in the family and we were able to arrange a meet and greet within 24 hours. She kept us updated daily and sent videos of how Parker was adapting. Would definitely use her again! Thanks Bernadette!
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Bernie is very friendly and obviously loves dogs.
Our dog has diabetes so he needs injections twice per day. Bernie was very capable and handled giving our dog his injections with no problem. We also loved the videos she sent to us showing our dog having a great time. We will definitely use her again.
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Berny was amazing, my wife and I booked her at the last minute. Thank God she was available. My wife was a little hesitant because of how protective she is of our little charlie but after meeting Berny and seeing her process our dog fit right in. Each day we were gone she sent us video showing Charlie's interaction with the other dogs which really put my wife at ease. Overall I would definitely be bringing Charlie back to Berny, you don't have to look any further she's the right Sitter for your dog!
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We got our dog, Lambo, back after two nights and he had somehow gotten into another dogs food and he's been sick ever since (We're on day 3). Not sure what else happened but he's been really sad and sleepy. Will not be going back to Bernadette.
Bernadette was very accommodating as far as pick-up and drop-off times which was extremely helpful for us. Her house was set up perfectly for the dogs and she was very safety conscious. We felt comfortable leaving our dog with her and we will use her again.
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Kash loves going to Bernadette's. He has so much fun playing with all of the other dogs!
Our first time leaving our boy with someone outside of our home. Bernadette was a great choice for this. He stayed 5 nights and we received a video each day. She was happy to give him his medications and open to ideas to keep him happy and comfortable during his stay.
We would definitely use her again!! :)
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Bernadette is definitely a "dog" person, loves animals and my Mal and Pom easily mingled into her home and yard. The pool was a plus for my Mal who loves to swim. The home is tidy and clean. Easy drop off and pick up, she had everything together for us. My Mal who is sensitive to negativity was great after her first trip there.
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Bernadette was awesome. We did not worry about our Jordi the whole time we were out of town. She sent a picture to us every day. Thanks! Marie
Bernadette made me feel very comfortable with her from our first conversation. She was flexible with our drop-off and pick-up times. Snickers was happy to see me when I picked her up, but I think she missed Bernadette and the other pups when she got home! I will definitely use Bernadette again in the future.
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I fear if word gets out how wonderful Bernadette is she will be too busy to watch our girl!
Bernadette is very professional! She send me video everyday and she's place is very friendly to my dog. Strongly recommend!
Bernadette is amazing. My dog loves to be spoiled.
Great experience from the moment I met Bernadette and her home. I was able to relax and know my puppy was in good hands. A great environment, well organized, clean and I didn't have to worry about my puppy.
Bernadette asked for a "meet and greet" first which I liked. She is calm in using her voice & actions. She was confident in handling our dog. When we came for pick-up she was waiting for us outside as it was abt. 9 p.m. & didn't want to disturb the other dogs. We were happy with Bernadette. She didn't give any of the treats or rawhides we provided but we decided it was because of other dogs she was caring for.
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she is very experienced,therefore set my mind at ease while I was away. Sent pictures and videoes, will employ her again
Bernadette was great with my dogs. She seem to really care about all the dogs she has to watch. She introduced the dogs to each other to make sure that would all get along and he did. I would recommend her to everyone and I will be using her again. Thank you Bernadette. :)
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Ivy arrived at our home in August 2014 as a 10 week puppy. Our daughter had always watched Ivy in their home when we went out of town. However, she could not watch Ivy on our most recent vacation in July 2016. We didn't know what to do. Our new dog friends recommended Bernadette, as she has been watching their 2 dogs for a couple of years. When we met Bernadette, my fears of leaving Ivy in someone's home for 6 days quickly vanished. Her home was totally dog-proof. Bernadette also sent videos of Ivy every day. She looked happy and content..........and yes, we will ask Bernadette again to watch Ivy.
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Bernadette took awesome care of my dog !
Ellie, a dobie/rottie of 7 years was rarely around other dogs and never away from the comfort of her own home. I was very concerned she wouldn't adjusted in this new environment, but she did and was happy right from the start in Bernadette's home. How do I know this; well because Bernadette sent photos/videos almost daily during the 3 week vacay where I could see Ellie relaxed and getting along with the other dogs and when I picked up Ellie she looked completely happy, not a bit of stress.
Bernadette said I shouldn't worry about Ellie while on vacation and she was right :)
I could go on but I'll make a final comment; after struggling for weeks what to do with Ellie: leave her at home with a neighbor checking on her, with one of my daughter's friends staying in home with her... and all the problems I have had with those two scenarios, I could not have made a better decision.
I would absolutely take Ellie to Bernadette's again and would highly recommend Bernadette and DogVacay to other pet owners.
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Bernadette is awesome. Our dog is very old, deaf and 99% blind and suffered from separation anxiety. She was very calm with the dog, handled him like a pro, and went above and beyond by giving him a bath. She sent pictures every day to let us know that he was doing fine. I would definitely use her again.
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Our Aussie always loves Bernadette's house! We know she is being taken care of and never worry about her. Bernadette sends cute videos and pictures of all the dogs playing, it always helps to see she is having fun while we are gone.
Our 5 month old Pepper had a great time and came back home exhausted from all of the play with the other dogs. The video updates were great!
I have a giant breed still puppy who is awesome but can be "a lot of company." Bernadette did an wonderful job with him and I would gladly recommend her for boarding. She is knowledgeable, organized, calm and friendly. My dog was happy and tired from his doggie vacation. She sends daily video updates so you know your pooch is being well cared for. Bernadette gets my highest rating and my most enthusiastic endorsement.
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This was our first time using DogVacay and Bernadette D was exceptional!

We just moved to AZ and needed a sitter for the weekend. Bernadette took such good care of our little cocker spaniel. After picking him up, he was pooped for the next few days (probably from playing with a few of the other dogs there).

Our dog has stayed with other sitters before and always seemed anxious to see us. But not this time, he seemed happy and well cared for.

Can't thank her enough and will happily use her in the near future!
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Bernadette was very accommodating - even for a last minute reservation! She sent videos to let me know how our golden was doing!
This is the first time I've used Bernadette but not the last time! She watched my 3 1/2 lb Yorkie and my sister's chihuahua mix for 2 nights. They were able to sleep on a bed and sofa! The accommodations are very dog friendly. The dogs looked happy and healthy
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Bernadette is so welcoming and really made Reggie feel at ease! We will definitely be going back. :)
Bernadette was so very kind and welcoming from the meet and greet to the pick up. The videos were awesome! Our dog Lily came home exhausted and made some great friends and didn't seem to want to come home! We will definitely book with Bernadette again! Thanks Bernadette : )
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Scout loves getting to stay with Bernadette! We have booked with her several times and she is always very flexible, sends pics and updates, and had no problem making sure Scout had her medicine. It's nice to know that Bernadette is always home with the dogs and that they have a nice yard to go out and play in. We will definitely continue to book here!
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Thank you so much Bernadette for taking care of our Coco! She definitely enjoyed her vacation, a little more than we did! Was a bit worried since this is Coco's first boarding experience, but after the meet and greet, we felt more confident...and it helped a lot that Bernadette sent video updates...Coco can't wait for her next dog vacay!
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My girl is a high anxiety rescue and Bernadette took wonderful care of her! -Tammi
She is a gem of a find!!! We are so grateful!!
Bernadette is wonderful! We left our 6 month old puppy with her while on vacation for a week without any concern. We were very confident that she was taking great care of our pup. The way her house is set up is a dog paradise. Our Kyla probably had more fun with a week of playtime than we did on our vacation. Definitely would recommend and use her again. :) Thank you Dog ma!
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Bernadette was fantastic she gave us daily updates. You can tell she is a super dog person who loves her visitors. Thanks Bernadette!
I always feel comfortable leaving my Ruca with such a wonderful host! Bernadette takes such great care of Ruca not to mention Ruca Loves spending time at Bernadette's House of Dogie Love
Izzy is used to being queen of the house so we were a bit worried how she would do with other dogs. She made a friend and Betnadette sent us a video of them playing as well as pics. Izzy was pooped. Will definitely have Izzy stay here again!
Thanks again, Bernadette to take care of Remy during our vacay.
It was my first time booking with DogVacay and it's been a very EASY and enjoyable experience. My first choice was with Bernadette after reading her reviews and the close proximity to my house. My dogs are pretty easy going so I wasn't worried about them getting along with other dogs or people. I had a very pleasant first "meet & greet" @ Bernadette's house and felt very comfortable with her taking care of Roxy & Reggie. She sent pictures and texts almost daily to let me know how they were doing for the week we were gone.Bernadette even provided my dogs with their special dog food when another boarder accidentally ate theirs!
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I felt very comfortable leaving our dog with Bernadette. She was caring and picked up on our dogs allergies right away. She controlled the other dogs she was watching very well and her home was very clean. When we picked up our dog, he seemed normal and not under any stress. I will definitely use Bernadette to care for our dog again.
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I had never left my Boxer with anyone other than family, so I was a nervous doggy mom the first time I took a long trip. Bernadette was great! I took Sap for a meet and greet, and was confident in the type of care He would receive while I was gone. I know Sap is in good hands every time I have to go out of town. As soon as we turn down the street he hops up in the car and starts wagging his tail out of excitement. When I pick him up, he's healthy and tired from the 24/7 play dates with his four legged friends. I always receive photos, videos and Bernadette is flexible whenever I'm in a last minute pinch! If you are looking for a new sitter, or have never left your furry friend with anyone before look no further!
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After looking at many reviews on DogVacay we decided to call Bernadette and do a meet and greet with our mini Australian Shepherd Remy. From the minute we walked in the door Bernadette was kind, compassionate, and welcoming. We brought Remy back a few days later and are so happy we did! Bernadette sent us pictures and videos every day so we knew our little girl was having fun and in good hands. I would highly recommend Bernadette to anyone looking for pet sitting and will be booking with her again in the near future.
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This was our first time to leave our two goldens with Bernadette. She was outstanding. She keeps them active and safe. Ben and Leo had a great time. Thank you so much for making it easier for us to travel.
Bernie shows such kindness and one on one attention to Grayson. She provides a calm atmosphere and a vey clean environment. Will definitely keep going back
Seems like the girls were right at home and swam to their heart's content. We were very pleased with their staycation accommodations and would use her again in a heartbeat.
Sadie loved her time with Bernadette. She got along with all her pups and was already too busy playing with them to even notice we had left. Bernadette accommodated us with short notice and was very nice, would definitely recommend and have Sadie stay again.
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My dog is always excited to go to Bernadette's and she is happy when I pick her up! :)
A big thank you to Bernadette! My beagle Artie was definitely comfortable and happy staying with her - I could tell when I picked him up he was not stressed at all, which is always my concern when I need to leave him. A very positive experience and I plan to ask Bernadette to watch Artie again in the future!
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I found Bernadette on dogvacay and I must say she was AMAZING! She was able to take in both our fur babies that same day. I know our babies were in great hands and she even sent us videos during our trip how much fun our kiddos were having. I highly recommend her. Thank you so very much and we look forward to using your services again in the future.

Loves from,
Ike and Daisy, & Lake Famiy
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Bernadette is the best pet sitter that I have ever met. She is kind, calm, nice, compassionate and know exactly how to handle all the dogs. It is amazing how well the dogs response to her requests.

My pet daughter has been going to Bernadette since December of 2015, and she absolutely loves going to Bernadette's house. Panda loves the interaction with other dogs and Bernadette knows how to handle Panda: detail - Panda is an alpha female dog... Don't need say anything else, right? No one has ever been able to handle Panda before until she met Bernadette!! Bernadette has tons of experience dealing with all sorts of dogs' issues and that's why I trust her. I only trust Panda to stay with Bernadette and no one else!!

Panda has a blast when she goes to Bernadette's dog heaven!! She comes home very calm and much less agitated.

Thank you Bernadette for all your love, devotion and compassion towards Panda and I. We are very thankful to have found you!!!
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We can go away for family vacation and have complete peace of mind that our pets are more than well cared for.
Jet just loves going to Bernadette's. We never have a worry when jet is with her. She is so amazing with our sweet girl.
We will be continuing with Bernadette anytime we leave town! Xo
Bernadette is their second mom! I have a chihuahua and golden and they have so much fun while we're away!
Very professional.... great updates via video and text
I don't think my dog misses me at all when I take him to Bernadette's! He loves going there. She takes special care with him every time and she was very accommodating when I needed a last minute booking. I'm very appreciative of her services!
Both of my dogs love Bernadette. Her house has plenty of room for playing and comfy beds for nap time. There's even a couch outside, which my sunbathing beagle loves. She's very friendly and accommodating.
Highly recommend Bernadette to watch over your pup. She's very kind and you can tell she loves dogs. Luca has boarded with her a couple of times and we've had great experiences with her. She is also always on top of things, will respond to messages quickly and send pictures to keep you updated.
I'm really glad we found her and will definitely continue to board with her!
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Beau had a wonderful experience while vacationing with Bernadette! And more importantly, I was able to relax knowing that he was receiving such great care. He can't wait for his next visit.
My dog had such a good time while he was being boarded with Bernadette D. He was well taken care of and she sent me pictures throughout his stay. I would Highly recommend this sitter.
Bernadette was very kind and welcoming. She asked lots of questions about Minty to make sure she was well-cared-for while we were gone. Bernadette sent a picture of Minty via text while were were away so we could see she was OK.

The only thing that concerned us was the number of other dogs there at the same time. Minty is unused to being surrounded by about 8 other dogs, and came back seemingly in a state of shock. I expected there to be some adjustment on her return, but it took about 24 hours for her to be back to her usual self. This may not be the best place for a slightly older dog used to peace and quiet.

If you have a lively dog that enjoys being with other animals, they will have a great time here!
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Bernadette is a true dog lover who put me at ease when leaving my dog-ter. The reviews sold me on calling Bernadette, and when I met her, I knew she was the one. Her love for furry things and her comfort with my 150 pound baby was evident. I knew she would enjoy her trip as much as I did, and I'm sure she did!
Thanks Bernadette!
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We love Bernadette! She is great with Rella every time she is there, and Rella always comes back home tired! You can tell she was playing all day and having fun.we especially love the picture update. We would recommend Bernadette 100%.
Bernadette was fabulous! She even sent us videos so we could see how Scamp was doing. We highly recommend Bernadette. Scamp even gave her kisses before he left,
Bernadette, goes above and beyond. My dogs are excited to go see Bernadette, and are well cared for. She is great with the pups!
A W E S O M E ! ! ! as always. STOP LOOKING...This is the place to bring your poochie for good times and lots of loving care. Thanks again Bernadette!
Bernadette was AMAZING! Baron was very happy and looked like he had a great time with her and her pack. We are looking forward to having her as a host for future plans!!!
Great as always!
Bernadette was very responsive during our search for someone to care for our pack. She made us and our Aussies feel comfortable and they were well cared for during their stay. She did an excellent job with our three young Ausstrailian Shepards. They were immediately comfortable with her. Everyone was happy. We are glad we found Bernandette and will definitely use her again.
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Bernadette was terrific as always.
Another great visit for Seam. Thanks, Bernadette!
Barney had a wonderful time with Bernadette and her other furry friends! He came home simply exhausted from all the swimming and play time he had while he was there. Thanks Bernadette for keeping him safe and happy while I was away!
Very good care
Faraday had a vacay with Bernadette while his family was at the beach, and it was the next best thing to taking him with us! Bernadette loves dogs and kept us updated with photos. She took great care of our little guy and I wouldn't hesitate to have him stay with her again next time. Thanks!
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Bernadette is awesome! My little terrier, Lucky, just stayed with her for a week. He has stayed with her several times. I don't worry about him for a minute when he is with Bernie. He has seizures and is on quite a few meds. Since he is on meds which upset his tummy he doesn't eat well. Bernadette and husband Patrick go above and beyond with him. I am thankful to have them available to care for Lucky. Lucky is the only pet at home. I am surprised how well he seems to do with the other dogs, and I give credit to Bernadette for that. I think he likes staying there when we just can't take him. The pooches at Bernie's place are well supervised and always safe. Thanks again. See you next time.
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Thank you!! He was in such good hands all weekend.
Great as always! Bernadette is top notch!
Bernadette was great with our dog! She looked after her as if she was her own. I would recommend her and would take my dog back for more another doggy vacay! Thanks so much Bernadette!
Our boy Jasper had a great time when we left him over a long weekend! He's not quite a year yet, so we are very cautious when we have to leave him. The first time we arranged a meet and greet, we knew our pup was in great hands! Bernadette kept us frequently updated, and provided supervision all day. I'm so happy we found someone we can trust with our special boy!
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We loved Bernadette! She gives you complete piece of mind. Ozzy was in no hurry to leave:). we will never board with a commercial company again, Bernadette provided a cage free environment, with complete cleanliness and love. Even sent us a video of our boy playing with his team mates!
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My Girlfriend and I recently moved to Arizona and we were very stressed about having to find a replacement for our sitter back home.
Luckily we found Bernadette and could not be happier. It is obvious she really cares and loves these animals and I had no worries leaving my pup with her.
I will definitely be booking more in the future!
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My senior fur baby requires extra TLC which Bernadette absolutely accommodates our requests for his comfort. We are very appreciative of the care she provides to him and it gives us peace of mind to go away and enjoy our vacation when we know he is with her.
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As usual Bernadette was over the top wonderful. I know my dog is safe and cared for when he stays with Bernie. My dog has seizures so he has meds and tummy issues from the meds. Bernadette takes the best care of him. I cannot tell you how much I trust and appreciate her. She is absolutely the best.
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Once again...OUR DOGGIE LOVES IT! Bernadette takes great care of our little girl and all went fantastic! Will always use her service and you should too!
As usual a wonderful stay for Bella at Bernadette's house!
Just moved to AZ 3 months ago and when we lived in Chicago we were fortunate to find a place for our little Trixie that we loved and more importantly SHE loved. We never thought we would find another place like that...BUT WE DID! Bernadette is awesome! You can really tell she loves what she does and the dogs know it too. HOME AWAY FROM HOME is the only way to describe it. Comfortable and cozy for your doggie with lots of love. So thankful we found Bernadette and her service. Our dog loved it there and came home worn out from all the excitement. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and will certainly be using Bernadette from now on! Thanks!
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Bernadette and her husband were great!! We are so happy we chose them to take care of our Kudra while we were out of town. We had a very welcoming and friendly meet and greet the week before and we left feeling very comfortable with Kudra staying with them. Bernadette and her husband are very accommodating and you can tell they absolutely love dogs. We received daily pictures and videos to show us that our Kudra was enjoying her stay and making some new doggie friends too. We were delighted to see how happy she was! We highly recommend Bernadette to all!!
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Another great visit with Bernadette! Thank you for taking great care of our Seamus once again!
Excellent! Thanks Bernadette.
Our boxer Angus McLoven had so much fun at Bernadette's home. She is a special kind of person with so much love for each of their doggy personalities. It was clean and there are just the right amount of rules. He came home happy and kaput.
It is such a relief to know that while Tanner is at Bernadette's, we do not need to worry about her. Tanner loves going to Bernadette's because she feels right at home and loves playing with the other dogs that may be there. Bernadette really cares about the dog and needs they may have. I would not want to take Tanner anywhere else. Ginny Bilbrey
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Bernadette's care of teddy bear Labs Samantha and Zak is the most outstanding experienced ever. The picture updates brought tears of joy knowing they were being daily loved and cared for. It is a great comfort to have connected with dogvacay, in particular Bernadette and friend Lincoln. Our Labs schedules and needs were met - accommodations great. It cannot be said often enough, what a Blessing to leave our four-legged babies with someone who loves animals as dearly as we do. Great job, we've already referred Bernadette to others. We plan to use her often as schedules allow.
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As always Bernie is the BEST!
Bernie is the BEST!!!!
Bernadette was terrific. Clean environment, lots of room to play, pictures every day. We felt very comfortable leaving our dog with her and would gladly book with her again.
Bernadette is a very good host for the DogVacay service. She is very comfortable with having more than one dog in her home and she has a nice, calm personality around the dogs. I believe our dog was well-treated during her time at Bernadette's home.
We will definitely use Bernadette again to watch our two pups! It was so nice to enjoy our vacation and know that our girls were being well taken care of. Bernadette sent us pictures so we could see how they were doing while we were gone. It was great to see that they were being loved and cared for! I feel she genuinely cared about our dogs and took good care of them. We can't thank you enough!
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She was very caring to puppy Bella. She sent out a video everyday that we were gone. Her house was the clean and ideal for dogs.
Bernadette is exceptional! I am a very protective dog mama of a 3 year old boxer and very particular about who he stays with and where. We found Bernadette and won't take our boxer anywhere else. We have done both daycare and overnight stays and Roman has always come back with a smile from ear to ear.He loves staying there! Scheduling is so easy and she is very accommodating! As long as we live in AZ we will keep bringing Roman to her! I cannot say enough nice things, take your dog or cat, you won't regret it!
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I have never left my furry buddy with anyone outside of family.I went out of state and felt so comfortable and trusting to Bernadette leaving my Bullit in her care.She sent love messages and pictures of my dog to me it was heart warming.I also had a family emergency that delayed my return home and I felt bad,but she was sooo sympathetic and understanding,which helped me be more at ease.I would trust and love to choose her again with no problem if she was available if the need would rise again!! Thanks Bernadette!!!
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After a very friendly and warm Meet & Greet with Bernadette, we felt confident that she was "the one" to take care of our kid... Luna... while we were going to be out of town. We made the reservations with Bernadette through the website, and everything was arraigned very easily.

When we dropped Luna off at Bernadette's she took the time needed to ensure that she knew how to care for our dog, and well as allowing us to take our time saying goodbye.

We received daily photos and updates from Bernadette, and some days there were several photos and a vivid description of Luna's activities that day. The information and photos gave us great comfort knowing that our 'kid' was having a good time and was well cared for.

We will absolutely use Bernadette the next time we go out of town, and HIGHLY recommend her!! :-)
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Elle loves "grandma" Bernadette! She is truly a dog person. -David
Bernadette Was AMAZING!

I was abroad with only internet and almost every day I was greeted with a picture or video of my pup.

I felt so comfortable leaving her with Bernadette, my dog has Storm anxiety and during the crazy rain storm she was able to sooth her with different techniques. I was so worried and instantly felt at ease with every update.

I would absolutely recommend Bernadette again and again. If you want your pup to feel at home and in the best of care, then there is no one better than Bernadette!
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Poco and Pepper are always ecstatic to see Bernadette. She really understands pups, and they love her for it. I don't worry at all while we are gone. She's good about sending photo updates, so I can feel part of the experience. She walks them also, which is great as I am pretty committed to the daily outings. I recommend Bernadette highly!
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Our mini-Schnauzer stayed with Bernadette for 10 days while we were in Europe, and this is his second or third stay with her and Lincoln. I must say I always leave in peace and confident my Taquito is getting pampered and enjoying the time away from home with the other pups at Bernadette's Place. He's usually home alone when we go to work, and having him spend 10 days with Lincoln and the other dogs that Bernadette hosts, is a treat for him! Even when being out of the country, I would receive daily pictures and updates from Bernadette, which gives me peace of mind that my baby is in excellent hands.
Thank you Bernadette for your help and taking care of my baby, will definitely contact you for future vacation plans, as would love to have Taquito enjoying his Dogvacay with you again!
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Bernadette was great. She put us at ease during the meet and greet so we were relaxed when it came time to leave Chuy with her over the weekend. Overall the experience was great. Bernadette sent lots of pictures over the weekend so we knew Chuy was happy and having fun with her dogs. We will definitely use Bernadette again.
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I have never felt more secure and more at ease leaving my precious furry family member in the hands of anyone for such an extended amount of time. Bernadette is extremely courteous and a great communicator and allowed us to be at peace with our decision to leave our beloved pet with her. We will continue to use Dog Vacay for our needs and will always request Bernadette as our #1 choice.
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Excellent. My dog Kindle came back happy. She was looked after well. Highly recommend Bernadette.
Our dogs always are excited to go to Bernie's home and always happily tired from the playtime with Bernie's dog! We will always use her for our dog sitting needs! Our most recent use of her services was no exception. We highly recommend her!
Bernadette is fantastic. She took great care of our puppy, sent us daily updates and pictures. Our puppy was happy and became very social with other dogs. Overall we are very happy. Thank you Bernadette.
We love her!
Bernadette is wonderful! My Oko had such an amazing vacation in her doggy paradise. Oko loves to swim and had a blast in her pool all weekend, he was pooped! I felt so comfortable with him in her care and I especially loved her photo/video updates while I was away. She was flexible with dates and times and I am truly appreciative. I will definitely bring him back again soon!
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Bernadette is really good with dogs, and is willing to follow any food restrictions that your dog may require. It was worth the drive to know that Bella was in good hands.
We trust bringing Tanner to Bernadette's when we go out of town because we know that she will receive the same kind of attention that she receives at home. Tanner loves to play with Lincoln or the other dogs that may be at Bernadette's as well. We appreciate having Bernadette to take care of Tanner while we are away. Ginny B.
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I could tell when we got home he had a good time. I felt safe leaving my pal there. Nice back yard. Plenty of room in the house. Appreciated the pictures they sent. Would definitely leave him in their care again.
Nikki had a great time with Bernadette and made a new friend with Lincoln. Plus she had lots of exercise chasing all those lizards in the backyard. What more could you ask for? Thanks for taking such great care of Nikki while I was away.
Bernadette is awesome with Teddy! He feels right at home:)
Ou dogs are always excited to go to Bernadette's house, we will never use anyone else to watch our boys!
Bernadette was great with our big Seamus! He loved staying in her home and came back happy and relaxed. Thank you for taking great care of our baby, Bernadette!
Teddy is treated so well by Bernadette! We love her:)
Bernadette gives me a high comfort level when leaving my Doxie with her. She is definitely a true 'Pack Leader' and confidently handles even the most challenging dog personalities! Strongly recommend her,
Bernadette was great with our Annie(golden retriever). She owns a golden and understands the special needs of this dog breed(goldens are playful but can be mischievous at times). I would recommend Bernadette not only for golden owners but also for owners of other breeds. We especially liked Bernadette's email communications(including photos of our dog)while we were away on vacation.
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Our two dogs have become great friends with the resident dog, Lincoln, at Bernadette's home. They always come home happily tired from playing. We totally trust our two boys to the loving hands of Bernadette. She knows more about dogs than I ever will, is VERY conscientious with their care and I know they get lots of love there....I can tell by how excited they are to go 'visit'! I highly recommend Bernadette!
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We leave our two precious boys with Bernadette every time we leave town because we know, with certainty, that they will be as well taken care of as they are at home! I don't know how you could find someone who does a better job, with more love and attention, than Bernadette! I highly recommend her!
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Bernadette is an amazing host and dog lover and we are happy to have found her after moving to Tempe. She loves the dogs and is very flexible and accommodating with services. We highly recommend her to all our dog friends.
Bernadette was so helpful with taking care of my animals while I was on vacation. She also sent me picture messages of my animals that made me feel good about how they were taken care of!
My dog loved staying with Bernadette! I also enjoyed the text message pictures she sent me of my baby while we were on vacation, those really helped me feel like he was in great hands! She went above and beyond to make my dogs stay a great one. I would highly recommend her to all because having your animal at another person's home is a lot better than having them locked up in a kennel. Bubba already misses her I think! Thanks so much!
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Bernie is such a wonderful person who really cares about animals! We felt completely comfortable leaving our two dogs in her care. She really listens to what we want and has an extensive knowledge about taking care of dogs! Our dogs are our life, so it means so much that Bernie takes such good care of them!!
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Iris' stay with Bernadette was wonderful! This is the second time that she has kept one of our dogs and I couldn't be happier. Iris tends to be on the anxious side, but within just a few minutes at Bernadette's, she was calm and content. It is so reassuring to have our pets stay with Bernadette. She is the only dog-sitter we will use.
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Being new to the area we were very nervous about finding quality care for our Golden. We were very pleased with Bernadette's care for our Brady. The pictures through out our stay from Bernadette were priceless. It was great to see Brady in such a relaxed environment. When we picked him up he was in just as good health wise as when we left him. Of course he was quite excited to see us but you could tell he was treated very well at Bernadette's. We wouldn't hesitate to use her services again.

Steph & Pete
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Bernadette is awesome! We feel comfortable leaving Teddy with her. She treats him as if he was her own:)
We are so appreciative that our pet's stay with Bernadette was a positive experience for both of them. You cannot put a price on having peace of mind when you need to go away and leave your furry family member behind and Bernadette gave us such a sense of comfort and security that our guy was in great hands. Thanks a million for taking such good care of Ceaser.
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Our dogs were very happy with Bernadette. She is very calm and the dogs respond well to her. We were very pleased.
This was our dog, Tanner's third Vacay with Bernadette and we couldn't be more pleased with how she takes such good care of our dog while we are away. Bernadette and her husband takes care for Tanner like she was theirs. We feel so lucky and blessed to have found Bernadette.
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Bernadette took great care of our golden Teddy. He loved his stay and we will def be using her again. She has a lifetime customer:)
Bernadatte and her husband were absolutely wonderful hosts. I received picture updates while I was away and felt that Harley was in very good hands. Harley is only 9 months old and still has lots of puppy energy, so he can be a handful at times. Bernadatte provided plenty of activity and structure for my big boy. Thanks for the care and peace of mind, I hope to see you guys again!
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My little Joey could NOT have received more love! Bernadette was great with keeping his routine, and giving him lots of play time and love. And sent me lots of adorable photos and notes while we were away. It truly was the next best thing to home for Joey!
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She really loves dogs and our two seemed very happy when we picked them up after the weekend at Bernie's house.
Bernadette is the best host we could ask for! We had to go out of town unexpectedly to attend the funeral of my mother-in-law and Bernadette was so kind and thoughtful to take our dog, Tanner, at the last minute, even though she had her hands full taking care of other dogs. With all of the other stress one endures with the loss of a loved one, we knew that Tanner was in good hands and didn't have to worry about her in Bernadette's care. Ms. Tanner will be back to share time with Lincoln and Bernadette in early October while we go to Chicago. I am so thankful that we found Bernadette to care for our "little girl" while we're gone. Trust me, once you take your beloved pet to Bernadette, you won't go anywhere else! Ginny Bilbrey
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Dexter, my dachshund, was the smallest pup at Bernadette's. Bernadette made sure the big dogs did not overwhelm or intimidate my little doxy and by the end of the day, Dexter was one of the 'big dogs'. Each day I drop him off for day care, he arrives very excited to see Bernadette and her Golden, Lincoln. It's such a relief knowing that when I have to leave my Dexter, he is having a fun filled day!
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Bernadette is wonderful! Jethro is on the shy side and takes some time to warm up to people, but by the time I picked him up he was already taking treats from her hand and giving her kisses. She, and her sweet golden Lincoln, are so calm and sweet, and that is exactly what my pup needs when he is away from home! Jethro had a wonderful time, and I felt happy and secure knowing he was so well taken care of. Plus, the adorable photo updates were an excellent touch! We'll see you again soon, Bernadette & Lincoln! :)
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Ellie, our beloved rescue dog, loved Bernadette. Ellie is typically anxious around strangers, but she was calm and comfortable at Bernadette's. No more kennels for our dog! David
Bernadette was amazing! Our 1 & 1/2 year old Golden was well-cared for while we were out of town and due to Bernadette's calm, confident, and gentle nature and her daily updates via text, we knew he was in good hands. He received daily exercise, was well-supervised, and was a very happy pup while we were gone. Couldn't have felt more at ease about the whole experience and we will definitely use Bernadette again!
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Tanner, our 1 1/2 year old female golden retriever/samoyed mix means the world to us and has never spent more than 4 days away from us at any given time. When we scheduled a 12-day road trip to visit family and friends in the Midwest, we decided the trip would be too long and stressful for her to handle since she does not travel well. However, after a meet-and-greet with Bernadette, it was an easy decision to trust her to take care of "our little girl." Bernadette is truly a gentle, kind, and caring person who loves all animals. She sent us pictures of Tanner daily to ensure us that she was okay and having a good time. We will definitely schedule future vacays with Bernadette and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Bernadette did a great job with Zara. Zara had a good time and was well taken care of. Bernadette was very flexible on dates and times for drop off and picking up. She also texted us pictures. Would recommend her to others looking for a place for their dog.
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I'm so happy to have found Bernadette. She watched my hyper terrier. My little boy has seizures and requires three meds two times a day so he is a handful. Bernadette was perfect. Her home is calm. Her dog, Lincoln, was just as calm as Bernadette. We will be using her services in July for a week and I feel very comfortable leaving my little pooch in her care. Thanks
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Bernadette was great and so was her pup, Lincoln! I took my dog just for the day since I was going to be gone all day and he came back to me very happy and tired from a day of play with her and Lincoln!
Bernadette was great! My dog seemed very comfortable with her and she sent frequent updates and pictures. I would definitely trust her to keep him for me again.
We've had our french bulldog Winston stay with Bernadette a few times and they've all been great. He's well cared for and there is great communication throughout the visit. She sends us a picture each day which is marvelous and Winston always seems to enjoy himself. I would highly recommend.
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A+++!!

We got a wonderful Christmas gift of 2 nights in Sedona, but are new to the area and we didn't know where to take our precious Duncan!

I looked on DogVacay and Bernadette's page seemed very warm. She was WONDERFUL! Her home was warm and she welcomed Duncan in with open arms. Throughout our trip, she sent us pictures of Duncan being a good boy to ease our minds.

We recommend Bernadette to anyone who wants piece of mind that their baby is well loved while they are gone!

Thanks so much!
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My dog Chip really enjoyed his stay! He was quite spoiled and very well looked after. We will definitely be contacting Bernadette the next time we go out of town!
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