Gussie's Play-Care

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Angie H.

21 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Angie's Resident Pets

Gussie (Augusta National)
Shih Tzu
7 yr 2 mo old
Shih Tzu
11 yr 2 mo old

Angie's House

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

About Angie

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**I live less than 10 minutes from the San Antonio Int'l. Airport...from driveway to curb side!!!

Please read on to learn about me and get some questions answered that you might have!

I absolutely love love love dogs! I've always had a dog in my life with the exception of a couple years during my young, single days. My husband and I bred our Miniature Schnauzer so I have experience with pregnancy and newborn puppies. We now have Gussie, a 6 year old female, spayed, Shih-Poo and a 10 year old, female, spayed Shih-Tzu, Bella. I am home all day with Gussie and Bella. We love to learn and do tricks, play outside, go to the dog parks and go for walks up and down our street which is not connected to a busy street so it's very safe. We also like to take naps together! We have a swimming pool which would be open to your dog with your written permission and a life vest. I will be in the pool with the vested dogs for extra safety and play. I also require either a car seatbelt harness or your dog to be in a crate which will sit in the cargo area of my vehicle. Gussie and Bella have used a seatbelt harness since we got them. It's nice to have them in the backseat, safe and where I can see them and they can see me and the world around them. I feel the seatbelt harness is much safer than a crate in a vehicle. I will not allow a dog to be free in the car while I'm driving.

I am available 24/7 so my schedule is very flexible. I'm a fairly young retiree after 23 years of service at a major airline that advertises "FUN" in their ads. I still have that "Fun" mentality. I love to play!

**I will care for any breed, but I can only accept dogs weighing no more than
25 lbs.

Young puppies are more than welcome! I would look forward to helping you continue the routine of feeding and potty training in my home throughout the day or night. Even middle of the night feedings &/or cuddles.

I will be very attentive to your dog's eating schedule and any other special needs regarding food, treats and snacks.

There are other items we'll need to discuss.
Gussie, Bella and I will meet with you and your baby soon so we can make sure they are compatible and that you are comfortable with me. I guarantee I will give your dog all the TLC any dog deserves. It will fulfill me as well. Please consider me... a responsible, trustworthy and extremely caring "mom", while you're at work, on a weekend away or on an extended business trip or vacation. My fees are very competitive and negotiable.

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Angie H.

21 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Angie's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
21 Reviews
From the time I started communicating with Angie for possible pet care I could tell she was a sweet, caring person and most importantly, a dog lover! Then when we met her and her pups, Gussie and Bella at the dog park for the Meet and Greet, it sealed the deal. When we both arrived there in the parking lot and Angie yelled over to our dogs " Is that Emmitt and Hanna?" in her sweet voice, our dogs immediately got excited and HAD to get over there and meet her. Angie "had them at hello".

Her home is safe and pet friendly with lots of doggie toys to play with. She kept us informed daily in what was going on with our pups during their stay and sent us cute little pics too. This was only the second time we have used in home boarding services for our fur-babies, so we are all still learning how they do while we are away. Angie was very caring and patient with our Emmitt, who showed some separation anxiety through barking until we put our heads together and thought that a Thunder Shirt might help calm the issue for the remainder of their stay. Luckily, she actually had a Thunder shirt for one of her pups. When we need pet care for our fur-babies in the future, we hope that Angie will have openings because we would definitely book with her again.
Angie's awesome! I feel totally comfortable leaving town knowing Angie is taking care of my 7 month old Mini Dachshund Rotor. She gives me regular updates throughout the day witch is very comforting.
She is obviously a very responsible, kind, caring, animal loving person and I highly recommend her.
My dogs stayed with Angie for 6 nights while we were out of town and they fell in love with her! The first day was difficult as they were nervous, but she and her girls made them feel right at home!
They are older dachshunds and really love to cuddle, so they felt right at home with her. I highly recommend her to anyone who has dogs that need some extra tlc.
Angie was wonderful with my Toby, she sent me updates, videos and pictures all through out his stay. I would highly recommend Angie to anyone he wants their pet loved and cared for.
Angie took care of my Gabby like she was her own child! Lots of photos and reassurances came each day. I have no hesitation to leave Gabby with Angie in the future!
Awesome guys! They take care of our two dogs like if they were part of their family. Our doggies love spending time with Gussie.
Angie was great with our JJ. She kept us informed with sweet pics & videos of him enjoying himself.
Pierre had a great first sleepover. He made new friends and Angie took such good care of him.
Angie's care was WONDERFUL. She is very thorough and professional and I never for one moment felt nervous or concerned about my baby's care. He was a happy camper. Will definitely use again!
Again, a great visit and stay for our Louie with Angie!
Angie is the very best. My dogs love her and so do we❤️
I felt so at ease leaving Roxie with Angie! My vacation was much more relaxing knowing Roxie was in such good and caring hands. I will absolutely take her back to Angie's house next time I go on vacation!
As always, a perfect stay for our Louie!
Angie took such wonderful care of my 3 dogs. Two were puppies, and I never worried a second. There is no one who could have done more than she did Definitely went above and beyond any boarding service we have ever used in the past. We have had a dog for over 40 years, so that is a pretty awesome recommendation. She was so sweet to send pictures and videos to keep us up with their everyday life. Her home was a virtual dog hotel. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Angie and Gussies Day Care!!!!!!!
We absolutely felt our Louie was in good hands during his first stay with Angie. She would send pictures and add comments about what he did during the day and would keep us informed on how he slept during the night. We felt so good about leaving him in her care. No more kennels for him....we will make sure to call ahead and book with Angie knowing he is happy, safe and well taken care of.
Angie, Gussie, and her husband were wonderful with my Maltese and westie. We met ahead of time and she even brought the pups some water since it was a warm day. Very professional but extremely friendly. My dogs LOVED her and her dog Gussie. Angie provided me multiple daily updates and photos of my babies, letting me know they were safe and happy, and photos of them all playing together. She's vigilant in their safety as well, and has a wonderful indoor and outdoor set up for well-supervised play. Angie will be my forever go-to while I'm here in San Antonio for my girls!! Definitely will continue using her while we are stationed here!
Angie truly seems to love dogs, and was great with Cody. I was concerned since Cody is still a pup and is not fully house-trained that this might be an issue, but Angie had no problems with it. She sent me updates on Cody once or twice a day with pictures that I really appreciated. Cody seemed to really like her and had to give her one last "good-bye" before we left. Unfortunately, as a golden retriever pup, Cody will soon be too big for Angie to keep and so she has referred me to another DogVacay host for in the future otherwise I would have no problem using Angie again, and highly recommend her.
Angie was awesome in caring for my little Pomeranian, Rex, when I had to travel in May, 2015. First, we introduced Rex to Angie's precious dog, Gussie, at a neutral area in a park to see how they would get along. Perfect first visit. Then during my absence, Angie sent me messages & pictures every day so I would feel comfortable that Rex was adjusting well. He seemed to love his stay with Angie and her family. They treated Rex with loving kindness. The fact that Rex was doing well made it much easier to be away from him. Now, when I have to travel in the future, I will make sure my schedule can coordinate with Angie's. I cannot adequately express my gratitude to Angie, Gussie and Angie's wonderful husband, Rich. Thanks so much! Jackie Gholson
Angie was absolutely wonderful. We have found a new friend and a permanent dog sitter. As long as she is still in business, we will not take our dogs anywhere else. Angie was so friendly and so professional from the meet and greet that we did all the way to the pick up of our dogs. During our vacation she sent as many updates on the dogs as we requested with pictures and videos. Our family would totally recommend Angie!!!!
Absolutely loved the great care given to our Scrappy! Angie sent photos of him playing and daily reports about his eating, sleeping and general behavior. We are so very grateful for the love and nurturing she gave him. He genuinely seemed to enjoy his stay! We would highly recommend Angie and will be definitely calling her again to care for our Scrappy!
Today was the first day Chula went to Gussie's Play Care. Angie took great care of my Chula. She would send me pictures throughout the day of her playing with the other dogs. I felt comfortable and at ease knowing my dog was in great care. I would recommend any family to leave their dog at Gussie's Play Care.
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