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Gretchen D.

1 Review
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Gretchen's Resident Pets

Summer
Poodle
Female
9 yr 9 mo old
Lyric
Labrador Retriever
Female
6 yr 11 mo old
Luna
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
Female
3 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Gretchen's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Gretchen

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Let me provide you with peace of mind while you're away! I'm a licensed veterinary technician with many years of professional pet care experience and I've recently become a stay at home mom. I began pet sitting when I was in high school, got my Bachelor's degree in zoology as well as my dog training certification, worked as a kennel manager for a boarding kennel after graduating college, then went back to school and became a licensed vet tech, which was my career until recently. Now I'm staying home with my daughter, which puts me in an ideal position to focus on pet sitting once again! I also have years of dog training experience, and have trained and competed in dog agility in my spare time.
As a former kennel manager and as a pet parent, I understand how important it is to have someone you can trust to care for your pets while you're away. I know that your pets are members of your family, and they deserve to be treated as such. I will care for your pets as I care for my own fur-babies. I can provide a safe, comfortable home-away-from-home for your dogs where they will get plenty of attention and interaction! My home includes 3 friendly dogs, 3 dog-friendly cats, and some outdoor chickens. I have a fully fenced yard that includes a large deck to hang out on in nice weather. I'm home all day, so when your dog stays with me, they will not be left alone. If your pet has any medical needs, I can provide them whatever they need- who better than a stay at home vet tech?
To provide the safest environment for your dog(s) as well as my own, I do request that your dog(s) be up to date on vaccines as well as flea/tick prevention and heartworm prevention before staying with us in our home. I also request that puppies be crate trained. Due to the space limitations of my house, I am not able to accommodate adult giant breeds, such as Great Danes, Mastiffs, etc. As it has come up in the past, please be aware that I am NOT willing to use an electronic/shock collar on your dog while they are under my care. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have, so please don't hesitate to contact me!

*$35 boarding rate is an introductory rate for my first 6 months on DogVacay, after which my rates may increase.*
*Holiday rates apply.*
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Gretchen D.

1 Review
2 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 21, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gretchen's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Gretchen's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Check-ins
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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4 Testimonials
Dec 2016
Gretchen has experience with a variety of different animals. My dog was provided a loving and stimulating environment with lots of personal attention. Gretchen was also great with sending me updates and pictures of my dog while I was away. Leaving my dog behind was much easier because I knew he was in great hands! I trust Gretchen without question and I highly recommend anyone looking for a pet sitter to use her!
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Dec 2016
Gretchen is one of the most talented people I've ever met when it comes to caring for and working with dogs. She's a vet tech, dog trainer, and has spent most of her life involved in all things animals. She's a compassionate, responsible, and extremely knowledgeable dog-mom. She's my first call when I have training or behavioral questions regarding dogs (or almost any animal, for that matter). I am not exaggerating when I say she is probably the best person you could ever have care for your pup.
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Nov 2016
I've known Gretchen both personally and professionally for about five years. She is one of the most dedicated and responsible pet-owners I know and has taken care of my pets (and many of our other friends and acquaintances pets) on a number of occasions. She has extensive knowledge in pet care/treatment/medications and pet training. Gretchen is one of the few people I have ever felt completely comfortable caring for my pets!
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Nov 2016
Gretchen is a compassionate animal lover, and super-responsible person. Because her background is in the Veterinary field, in addition to watching our pets she has helped us with other pet-related tasks like administering their medications and clipping their nails. What a bonus it's been to have such an experienced and capable resource -- who my animals adore!
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1 Review
Gretchen was a pleasure to meet and I felt 100% comfortable leaving our GSP with her for a whole week. She kept me updated with pictures and how our dog was fitting in with her dogs. I was so happy to see that our dog was well taken cared of while dog was fitting in with her dogs. I was so happy to see that our dog was well taken cared of while we were gone and she did not come back stressed out or even sick as in prior experiences.
Highly recommend!
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