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Vickie S.

56 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Vickie's Resident Pets

trudy
Poodle
Female
10 yr 9 mo old
chops(resident rescue)
Cocker Spaniel
Male
5 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Vickie's House

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Vickie

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I spend a lot of time in the yard with the dogs. We have our own dogs that are friendly and enjoy being around other animals. We have no children and treat our animals like kids, yours will be too. We welcome all sizes of dogs as long as they like other animals.Our home is in a pet friendly neighborhood and we have a portion of our 1/2 acre yard fenced with a six foot fence for the dogs security.I don't work outside the home so your baby will have plenty of attention.I have 15 years experience working for vets and in animal care. We do require that all dogs (other) than puppies be spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, and on flea medicine.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Vickie S.

56 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Vickie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Vickie's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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56 Reviews
Vickie is fantastic! She seems to truly love the dogs and she sends me pictures of Brody when he's there. I always feel comfortable when Brody is with Vickie.
My dogs had a blast at Vickie's, I was out of the country with limited contact but was reassured that I didn't have to worry about my pups since Vickie treats them as her own!
Very friendly. My dogs were well taken care of and were quite content. Large fenced yard. I would definitely use her services again.
Vickie and Mark are amazing! They truly accommodated all our needs. There is never a concern when we use them. They are really dog people and your pet will feel very comfortable in their care!
Vickie was friendly and took good care of our dog Figment. She sent numerous pictures and texts while we were away.
Fantastic, as always! Making more reservations for upcoming plans through the year. My dog actually is attached to her husband. It's such a relief knowing your beloved pet is being cared for as you would at home.
I was feeling guilty and nervous about leaving Maggie while I went out of town for a few days for a work conference. Vickie let me bring Maggie over to meet her before my trip. I could tell already that Maggie would have a great time there playing with the other dogs. It was so nice to get a text update and picture every day. I would definitely recommend Vickie and will take Maggie there in the future!
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First visit with Vickie for my dogs and it went great! I even received picture updates of the them playing and snoozing. Will definitely be booking with Vickie as we have a hectic schedule and travel often!
We have two Boston Terriers, Harley and Oreo. This was our first dog vacay with Vickie. She was a wonderful and loving caregiver for our dogs.

Vickie sent pictures and texted updates of their daily
activities. I would recommend any dog owner to
use Vickie's services. We felt very comfortable knowing our pets had such special care!

Thanks again, Miss Vickie!
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Vickie and Mark are the best! It's obvious that our Bostons are happy and well-cared for in their home. Vickie sends pics and updates. It's so nice not to worry and feel guilty when we travel. No more kennels!
Vickie was absolutely great with Ike, our Cavalier King Charles. We rarely leave our pup behind, so was very thankful we found her to watch him while on a family vacation. Definitely will be our first choice next time Ike needs overnight care.
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Vickie is the best, she clearly loves my dog as much as I do. Barlow just loves going to daycare :) He gets lots of socialization, it's a great experience for him.
Vicki sent pictures of what our dog was up to and answered my texts while we were away. It's nice to feel relaxed in knowing our dog was safe and loved.
Fantastic! Just like home. Our dog took to Mark like he was her best buddy and Vicki besides loving what she does, is very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend.
Our dog Sky a 2 year old golden retriever, spent her first overnight stay with Vicki who adjusted well while in her care.

We would highly recommend Vicki to others looking for dog sitting service. Vicki made Sky's stay very welcoming while in her care.

Tony & Dawn Rytlewski
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Kids had another great visit, Thanks Vickie!
Vickie is a wonderful dog sitter! She is so knowledgeable about dog mannerisms, understanding them in general. I so appreciated getting text updates and pictures. Our Charlie was so well taken care of by Vickie and had lots of playtime.
Vicky was pawsome! She was very accommodating on drop off and pick up times. She sent us a picture of Sherlock resting on a couch in the evening after we dropped him off. Sherlock must have played a lot, as he fell asleep in my son's lap 2 minutes after we picked him up!
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its always fantastic to take Benny to Vickies. She is so good to him I don't have any worries. Her and Mark always play with him and make him feel like home. I just love taking him there because I always know he will have quality care.
Vickie was a great host. Very knowledgable about dogs and it is obvious that she loves having them around. She had a large backyard that my dog really enjoyed running around in. Vickie was also very accommodating and easy to work with. I would definitely bring my dog back!
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Vickie was a real sweetie who obviously cares deeply about the animals. I have already recommended her to a co-worker!
Vickie is really great. Wolfy goes three days a week and can't wait to get there; he loves her, her husband, their dogs, the other daycare dogs the toys all of it. We are so happy we found such a fun place for the little guy to hang out.
Kali and Buck
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Once again Benny had a great time....Benny found a new home away from home ...... I have no worries anymore when I drop Benny off. Vickie and Mark are so good I can reassure anyone this is the place to take your dog that you love. They will get the attention and love they need. Thanks again for taking care of our Benny.... Your the tops!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Willie is a repeat guest..and loves to go to Vickie's house!
Highly recommend!
Vickie was great from the meet and greet to their stay with her. We will definitely use Vickie again the next time we head north.
Can't even say how much we appreciate Vickie!! My dog bolts out of the car to her when we get there. Doesn't even look back. He really is having a vacation. So nice to know he's having a gret time and we don't have to worry.
Maggie had a great time at Vickie's for her doggie vacay. She came home tired and relaxed. We will certainly use Vickie's services again when we are traveling without our pup.
Vickie is great with dogs, Vickie did a great job watching our puppy. I would recommend Vickie to any dog owner.
Vickie was great with our dog! He felt very comfortable with her and was much more at ease staying with her vs the kennel. So glad we found out about her!
Vickie was great ,you can tell she just loves dogs ! Bailey had a great time as soon as we got home he fell asleep ! We no he played hard and made new friends . Vickie was very friendly and took great care of our dog . Her house was very clean and the area for the dogs was very nice. A nice big back yard for the dogs to play . We would definitely tell people about her (I already have), and will be bringing Bailey back ! Love the price !!
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Henry's stay with Vickie was the first time we used Dog Vacay. I was a bit nervous and apprehensive leaving my boy for the day with a stranger. From the minute Vickie came out to greet us I knew Henry was going to be well taken care!!! She has a very calm and easy going personality that I really liked. She had Henry come in and she brought her dogs in one at a time to meet Henry to see how they would do together. Then we went outside to show him the back yard and to meet another dog that was staying there. I felt great with no concerns about leaving Henry in Vickie's care. Henry had a great time there and slept like a baby when we got home. Thanks for taking good care of our Henry Vickie.
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Vickie is the best! I felt extremely comfortable leaving my dog with her. Her yard is totally dog friendly and so is her home (which is very easy to find right off the expressway). She has experience working in a vet clinic so your dog is in good hands if something medical occurs with your dog. Both she and her husband welcomed my dog in their home and took great care of him while we were on vacation. I know the next time we go on vacation my dog will be excited to be staying with Vickie again!
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Vickie is the best! Two thumbs up! Love, love!
Vickie was very good with Fuzz and I will recommend her to anyone that needs a dog sitter! I will also have her watch Fuzz should the need arise in the future.
Our 4 year old pug Willie really enjoyed his stay with Vickie! We also liked that we were able to do a meet and greet with her prior to his stay. Because of this, Willie was very comfortable when he returned. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that Willie was well taken care of by someone as knowledgeable as Vickie. We also loved getting picture updates and emails throughout his 10 day stay. Willie will be returning in about 2 weeks. We could not ask for better hosts than Vickie and her husband. I will definitely recommend her to friends!!
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Barlow is so excited when he realizes he's going to spend the day at Vickie's. The socialization he gets there is great!
This is Cody's 2nd stay here, and he is well taken care of. I love receiving the emails from Vickie of pictures and comments on how Cody is doing while we are gone.
like always Vickie and Mark are the only ones our Benny likes to go too. If you don't want to worry about your pet you can feel comfort and relaxation on your trip when you take your pet to Vickie. Vickie and her husband Mark are definitely
PAWSOME
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Vickie and Marc were wonderful. Bayleigh was with them for 9 days. It was much harder than I thought it would be, for me, being away. They are so loving, kind and reassuring. Your pet is treated more like a human guest C~: and my Bayleigh made some new friends. From my heart thank you Vickie and Marc for taking such good care of Bayleigh!!!!
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I am very satisfied with the care that my boys were given while under Vickie's care. She was able to accommodate on short notice. Ajax and Titus were happy to have other canine companions for company. Vickie and her husband get high marks.
My husband and I were very impressed with Vickie and Mark. They are very good with dogs. They know just how to make your dog feel welcome and safe. Our dog Benny had a great time there and we would definitely recommend sending Benny there again. We plan on using them often and I would definitely recommend them highly to anyone who wants their dog to feel like home away from home. And believe me I am very picky to who watches my dog..... they are definitely a 5 ++++ Thanks again Vickie and Mark for your great care of Benny, hope to see you soon with Benny... Enjoyed the pictures of Benny having a great vacation.......
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Vickie is amazing with our dog Angel. It is truly a joke away from home for Angel, which gives us a peace of mind knowing she's happy.
A very good dog sitter. 5 star. Gracie was well cared for. Will use her only. Don and Theresa
Very friendly and patient. My dog was evidently a handful but they weathered the storm brilliantly. I would recommend them highly to anyone.
Vick was very accomodating of our schedule and of our dog's happiness. Her home is clean and welcoming. Our Beagle Cody had a great time running with the other dogs in the fenced yard. He was happy to see us and fell asleep within 5 minutes of beginning the trip home. Her home is near I-75 and very convenient for our frequent trips between Gaylord and Metro Detroit. Vicki is very knowlegable about dogs and her love for them is obvious.
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It was meant to be when I took bruiser to the vet and Vickie gave me her business card. Never worried about bruiser cause I could tell Vickie loved him from seeing her take care of him. I would highly recommend her. Very good experience for bruiser and I will be taking him back next Saturday ;)
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Vickie was great. She watched both my Labs for the day while my girlfriend and I did a day trip up to East Tawas.
She's knowledgeable and honest. An example of her honesty is that as we were leaving with the dogs, she noticed a white "scar" on the nose of the pup. She was concerned and wondered aloud if maybe one of the other dogs had caused it. They hadn't. The scar was already there from an encounter a couple of weeks earlier. I was impressed that she noticed it and that she brought it up even at the possible risk of a negative opinion about the care.
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Great stay for our fur babies . Vickie and her husband are very nice and helpful. Would definitely recommend
This was Cody's first time staying with Vickie, as we took a 12 day vacation. Cody had a bacterial infection on his paws which required meds. Vicki gave Cody his meds daily plus she emailed me pictures and updates of Cody on a daily basis. This put me and my husband at ease, since we have never left Cody for such a long period of time. I am so happy we found Vicki and now we have a caring person take Cody whenever we go out of town and we know he will be safe.
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Our Jaxxon has a great time. Vicki is very accommodating.
I had been in search of a place for our dog to stay that was not a "kennel". I could not stand the thought of him in a chain linked "cage" for 5 days. Dog Vacay was referred to me by a relative. With luck, Vicki was in our area! Vicki is FANTASTIC! I could tell when we stopped over for the meet and greet she loves animals! Vicki and her husband Mark treat our dog just as if he was their own. Vicki even sent us pictures during our dogs stay. Our dog Jaxxon will definitely stay with them again. Thank you Vicki and Mark!
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Vickie is a very caring and knowledgeable dog care provider. Our St Bernard, Rosie, had a great stay with Vickie and her pets. We enjoyed seeing e-mailed pictures of Rosie while we were away. Vickie's attention to and love for animals was evident when we met her at our Meet and Greet. We would surely recommend Vickie to all our friends who need this type of service.
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My wife and I recently left our two dogs, Hank and Olive, with Vickie and her husband. It was obvious that both of them knew a lot about taking care of dogs. Also, their two dogs were great and very friendly with our dogs. At the time of our reservation, one of our dogs had an ear infection. Vickie was willing and able to give him his medication, due to her experience in the veterinary field. We got a great description of our dogs behavior when we picked them up the following day. We also received some great pictures after we dropped them off. Vickie was very flexible with time arrangements, which we were really thankful for. Overall, this was a great experience for us and our dogs. We would recommend Vickie and her husband to anyone. We will definitely be going back in the future.
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Vickie was absolutely wonderful. Very responsive (especially considering the bind we were in). Very knowledgeable, but most importantly very loving and caring. Thank you again, Vickie. Wish we lived closer and could use you all the time.
Sammie came home healthy and happy! She played well with Vickie's dogs and when my sister stopped by to check on her, she told me Sammie was having the time of her life! Vickie's knowledge of dogs helped my husband and myself enjoy our vacation and I was very comfortable the entire time we were away. The pictures were awesome and an absolutely great idea! I will definitely leave her with them again.
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