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Stephanie F.

19 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • 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
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling

Stephanie F.

19 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 2, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

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!
Stephanie was/is amazing. Incredibly good with the furry kids and their pet humans :) She sent us pictures and updates every day. By far, the least amount of anxiety I've ever had in leaving them in the care of someone else.
Stephanie was delightful and professional. Our little shitzsu was well cared for and we will certainly use Stephanie again.
Stephanie was wonderful with Quincy and I was very happy with the whole experience . We will look forward to another good time with her. I can't say enough good things about Stephanie
Stephanie was perfect. She was courteous, kept us well informed with emails and pictures and our dog loved her. I highly recommend her!
If I could, I would assign 6 stars.

Stephanie was fantastic. She accepted our request on short notice and was kind and gracious to our needs.

Stephanie is very thorough in the reservation process, ensuring she is was the right sitter for us... and ensuring we knew as much about her and her methods for "dog sitting."

She also informed us about and taught us a few "human tricks" on how to work with our new puppy.

We cannot say enough good comments about our recent experience.... we would not hesitate to recommend her services to others.
Stephanie did a day/evening sit for our 2 little dogs, one of which is very timid and shy. Stephanie was great with them both. Looking forward to Stephanie doing future sits for our 2 fur babies.
Stephanie was wonderful, loving, and very accommodating to my special-needs, 13 year old dog. She sent me picture text updates each day, and even made me a very creative photo album of his time in her home as a goodbye gift. I wouldn't hesitate to make future reservations with Stephanie.
This was our first time using Dog Vacay, and taking our two dogs to a pet sitter. Previously we have always utilized an in-home pet sitter. Stephanie made our dogs welcome and provided them and us a sense of calmness, security and a caring environment! Stephanie is a dog lover as well as very knowledgeable about dogs and behavior.
We recommend Stephanie and will certainly use her services again!
Kept us updated everyday. sent picks also. Super nice lady, consider her a friend now.
Stephanie is a very special & caring dog sitter...she goes above & beyond when caring for our dog! We are very much at ease when we leave Casey in her care!! Thx Stephanie!
Stephanie is a excellent caregiver to our dog Bella. Delightful personality and she keeps us updated w/daily pictures (video), walks & one on one time. I would highly recommend Stephanie to anyone that wants excellent care of their pet.
My family and I were so happy to have found Stephanie F. to watch our dog Mia while we went away for Thanksgiving break. Being that we are from upstate NY (and still fairly new to the Chandler area), we couldn't be any more happy to have found Stephanie on Dog Vacay to take care of Mia. She was absolutely awesome with her, and basically was so knowledgable about dogs, that she gave us many helpful tips to help us with her.

After this experience we are now excited about planning our next vacation out of town, knowing that Mia would be in such good hands. Mia came home so happy, and we can tell she had a wonderful time with Stephanie.

We can't say thank you enough to Stephanie, and highly recommend her to watch your pet if you are going out of town. She is super sweet and caring. We couldn't be any happier!!!!!
Peace of mind- that is what I have felt all along with Stephanie's care our dog Reggae. Stephanie offers that little extra attentiveness that places her a cut above anybody else. She has a relationship with Reggae that is born out of the way she is always speaking to him out loud and paying attention to his needs. The unexpected photos of our little boy, was a nice touch.
Reggae LOVES being with Stephanie!!! We are blessed to have Stephanie as a caregiver, playmate and trainer for Reggae. She's done a fantastic job of helping to teach our young dog some new manners. She's also taken him on new adventures, and massaged him at night. Stephanie goes above and beyond. It completely relieves any stress we might have had otherwise to be able to have Stephanie care for Reggae in our home. What a gift she is!!
Stephanie is very professional & knowledgable about dogs. She went above & beyond in caring for my dog & helping me with her customized care! Definitely will be utilizing her services in the future!!! Thanks, Stephanie...so glad we found you!
Stephanie was great with my dog. They did fun things together and also had quiet times. Stephanie is very calm and loving, and I plan to ask her to take care of my dog again in the near future!
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