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Stephanie F.

19 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 41 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

About Stephanie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog or pet is precious to you. He or she deserves to be loved and have fun while you are away.

I have been caring for, training and loving dogs since I was 5 years old. One of my first dogs was an Olde English Sheepdog named Josh that was bigger than me, but I always had the last word. We were inseparable.

Fast forward decades later. I am now in my late forties and enjoy a wonderful writing career that has taken me all over the world. My love for animals has extended to all of the dogs, cats, birds and exotics I have personally loved, and to the many other animals I have cared for and provided both physical and psychological training.

Two years ago, I lost "the one" (we've all had them, haven't we?) She was a 13 year old Yorkie named Molly. She was smart, fun and passionate. About everything!

Though I now have no pets of my own, I would be a great reason to breathe easy during your leave since I have been in your situation for a great number of years. When I was traveling heavily, little Molly went to a caregiver she loved her whole life. The caregiver was experienced and responsible and handled every situation (even the tough ones) while I was gone. It gave me peace of mind to focus on my travel. Molly never knew what a real "kennel" was, and I wish that happiness and joy for you and your pet.

Whether your dog loves the dog park, a quiet walk in nature, city-slicking it on the neighborhood sidewalks or just lounging peacefully on the couch, fun and peace are on the menu. (To complement your dog's favorite treats of course!) I work from home, so your dog will not be alone.

It is proven that a dog is more comfortable in their own surroundings when their owner is away. Therefore, I will stay at your home so your pup can enjoy fun with me without the anxiety of new surroundings, new people and new environment

** Your stress-free pup is a happier pup!**

Plus, you won't have to lug all of his/her belongings or drive anywhere.

** I am background checked by BOTH DogVacay, and
the Mesa Police. **

You can rest assured your things are safe!

Additionally, I am experienced with the following:

- Post-operative care
- Dispensing Oral Medication
- Dispensing Injection Medication

Behavior Issues such as:
- Separation Anxiety
- Aggression
- Leash pulling
- Fears (storms, other animals, people)
- Barking
- Bolting
- Marking
- and many others

- Behavioral Training (behavior is my line of writing work, so I'll naturally do this for you at no charge)

I use Cesar Milan's calm and assertive energy method to quickly and gently give your dog pack leader direction. No violence or harsh words or deeds - ever.

If you are located in Dreamland Villa, Velda Rose, Alta Mesa, Leisure World, Superstition Springs, Red Mountain, Las Sendas or Sunland Village or elsewhere in Mesa - we are neighbors! I also have clients from Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Apache Junction, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Gold Canyon.

Out of state, I currently. have clients who hire me to come to San Francisco, Denver and San Diego. Because I am flexible and I only deal with one pup(s) at a time - yours - I can travel to a second home if needed.

I am the kind, experienced and responsible caregiver you now need as you go on your own travels in life, and I look forward to meeting you very soon.

** I don't do this for a living - I do it for the LOVING!**

Looking forward to speaking with you. I always do a phone "meet and greet" with you before I meet your fur babies. That way we get to know each other without distraction.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Aggressive behavior

Stephanie F.

19 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 41 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
19 Reviews
Stephanie was wonderful. She stayed in our home, and cared for our little dog for a week. We received notes and pictures daily and our dog loves her. She is very professional, was respectful of our home and left it clean and neat. We highly recommend her.
Very , very professional!Received pictures and comments on how things were going throughout the day. I felt very confident and secure leaving my furbaby with her! Would 100 percent use her again!
Stephanie is incredible. She is very friendly and I enjoyed meeting her. I was immediately impressed with the way she got along with my dogs. It took no time for them to warm up to her and she treated them very well. When we got home everything was in order. She sent several pictures of my babies each day. I have already booked her for our next trip!! Extremely pleased , I cannot imagine leaving them with anyone else!
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