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Sheila H.

23 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Sheila's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
12 yr 10 mo old
Labrador Retriever
15 yr 8 mo old

Sheila's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Sheila

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been a dog owner for over 27 years and a rescue/foster home for senior dogs for the last 8 years. I truly care about dogs and their well being, you can trust your family member will be treated like my own. Having a pet as part of the family makes it even more enjoyable and just brings more laughter into the home. I understand each dog has their own personality, needs and their devotion to the humans around them is truly remarkable. Upon completing my K9 dog training class, I am able to relate and understand dogs more on their level. It's amazing getting to know your dog and I believe a pet is a family member who needs love just like children. My home is free to roam with tons of space to play or nap. We have daily walks, playtime and of course cuddle time. I have plenty of toys and comfy blankets for their enjoyment not to mention homemade yummy treats.

Drop off and Pick up details:

- I ask that each dog bring their own food, food and water dishes, their favorite blanket/bed, favorite toy if any, paperwork and anything else they use at home. I want to make it as comfortable as possible for them and have their familiar smells with them, just like they would have at their own home. It makes for an easy transition and an enjoyable stay for your family member.

- I ask for specific times for drop off and pick up. It makes it easier knowing your travel schedule so I can prepare for their stay and have your pup ready for you upon pick up. We all have schedules' so I do my best to stay on time. I truly understand that things pop up for drop off or pick up which may cause for a delay. I ask for a heads up and no more than a 30 minute delay. If pick up is more than a 30 minute delay, there may be a late fee added to your account. Again, I try to stay on schedule/time to make transitions' easier and not to disturb other dog guests. Every dog feels our anxiety so I do my best to keep visiting dogs relaxed and comfortable. They miss you just as much as you miss them so lets work together to keep their anxiety level down along with other visiting dogs. Staying on schedule is very important for all, as well as remembering this is a home for the comfort of your family member.

I look forward to caring for your pup! Graces Dog Haven is truly all about dogs!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Sheila H.

23 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sheila's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sheila's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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23 Reviews
From our meet and greet it what's clear that Sheila loves dogs and has a great set up for the dogs she takes care of.

She was extremely flexible with the drop off and pick up times for the dogs and sent me continuous texts with pictures of them. There is no doubt that my dogs were happy and well taken care of. I will absolutely use Sheila again!
Sheila was great with my dear dog Lucky. She demonstrated that she fully understands and respects his needs as an older dog and was great in communicating with me too :) . I highly recommend Sheila. Her family and open access home are fabulous as well.
Sheila did a great job with Chief. She seemed to get Chief to fit in with her clan rather quickly. As is the Vacay policy is she did send quite a few pictured texts which were really nice to see. It was nice to know that he wasn't going to be treated like a stray at the pound locked up by himself most of the day. We could tell he enjoyed himself there. I have no doubt he was treated just as one of her own pets.

Thanks Sheila, I'm sure we'll be in touch again.
Sheila is a gem. I truly believe she looked after our dog Hank as if he was her own. She was fantastic about sending picture and text message updates and we truly appreciated her kindness. Two thumbs up for her hospitality toward Hank while he stayed in her home AND toward us as we dropped him off and picked him up. We will be repeat customers-no doubt!
If I were a dog, I'd want to stay at Sheila's!

My little guy was warmly welcomed by Sheila and the big dogs, had a million toys to play with and had the "run of the house" - could even go out securely on the deck anytime he chose to which was such a bonus for an outdoor-loving guy.

5 paws :)
Excellent care. Good communication. Will certainly use again. Snowy loved her!
This was my first time using Dogvacay. Sheila was wonderful and patient with my dog, Brady. I received multiple updates daily with pictures. He was spoiled I think more than at homeI. I will definitely use her in the future.
EXCELLENT!! My dog, Coco was very well taken care of and very happy!!
So great! Jazz had a great time and we got picture updates the whole time. Shelia was really nice, available, and worked with us on times for drop off and pick up! We will definitely return!
Outstanding experience!!
Shelia was amazing! We will without-a-doubt use her again. :)
If you only want the best for your little furry one, call Sheila. After meeting her and her husband I knew Carmella would be loved just like at home, and she was. Every pictures sent, sometimes multiple times during the day, she looked calm, content and happy.
All animal moms and dads know how hard it is to make the decision to leave for vacation because you know how hard it will be on your pet, I am so happy to know I will no longer need to worry about "leaving her behind". She's having as great a time as I am!

Thank you Sheila for loving her as your onw!!!!
Brodie and his parents (Ken & Peggy) Love Sheila. We even hate giving her the highest possible reviews because we want her to be available when we need her. If everyone knows what a sweet loving caregiver she is, she might get booked way way ahead. We have tried others, but Sheila is by far our FAV
Sheila and her entire family are absolutely amazing! You can tell they all really care about dogs. Sheila is so knowledgeable when it comes to them and you can tell she is extremely experienced. She made me, who worries about leaving our two dogs with anyone, so incredibly comfortable. We received texts and pictures multiple times per day. Your dogs are in great hands with Sheila and her family. I will definitely be using her again in the future!
Sheila was an amazing host for our pup! She is very caring and knowledgeable. We received daily texts and pictures while we were out of town. We were neer worried about him, we knew we left him in good hands. We highly recommend Gracie's Acres and will definitely be taking our fur baby there for our future trips. v
Great experience!
We loved the experience with Sheila! She was loving and compassionate, sent many texts while we were away. I was comfortable with her from the moment we met at our meet and greet. She loves dogs and it shows! I felt that she treated mine as her own; being my first experience with a stranger, I was nervous, however, she was exceptional! I will definately will use her again. I am so happy to have found her!
Words can't express how satisfied we were with Sheila's expert level of care! Our dog has a high level of separation anxiety and Sheila was so patient, loving and kind to him. She was also extremely communicative, sending daily pictures and updates to let us know how our pup was doing throughout his stay.

Sheila provided such a welcoming home, including her family who went the extra mile to offer Leo their genuine love and affection. We can't recommend Gracie's Acres enough and are SO relieved to have found Sheila, who we trust implicitly with the care of our furry little family member. Thank you so much!!
We could not be more happy with our experience. Sheila and her family are great! From the moment we met her/them we knew our dogs would be in great and loving hands while we were on vacation. She sent us multiple pictures on a daily basis of how everything was going which made being away so much easier!
Shiela was great! They have two awesome dogs + another dog she was dog sitting at the time. All of them had a great time with Zoe. Overall I would definitely recommend Shiela!!
Sheila was wonderful! She was great at communicating leading up to meeting, as well as during Cliff's (our puppy) stay. She even sent pictures and daily check-ins that he was doing good. II would highly recommend Sheila.
Sheila and her family spoiled my dog so much she didn't want to come home! Seriously though they took great care of Chloe. I would recommend them to anyone needing dog boarding.
Sheila is great! She is caring and friendly and very welcoming. She took great care of our dog recently and we are looking forward to his upcoming stay with her. She is very accommodating and attentive and will send you updates via text if you want to keep up with how your dog is doing. Can't say enough nice things. She is a great asset to the community.
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