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Di M.

20 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Di's Resident Pets

Hobo
Mixed
Male
5 yr 9 mo old
Peanut
Mixed
Female
6 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Di's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Di

28 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
With two host dogs and a cat, we enjoy hosting one dog at a time for the best possible experience for all. My husband Tom and I are delighted to welcome a healthy, spayed/neutered, well-mannered (obedience-trained) pooch to vacation at our laid-back and spacious "Morgan Ranch." Guest dogs must either have experience (positive) with cats or be non-reactive and not chase! Our Lab Mix "Hobo" and Puggle "Peanut" are thoroughly social pups who crave romps and playtime with new friends around our large fenced backyard, followed by walks in our quiet neighborhood --plus a little treat and a nap.

We adhere closely to your pup's feeding, potty and exercise schedule and welcome you to check-in for updates. Successful stays are achieved when you can tell us what makes your pet really happy and particular words/commands your pet knows. Reinforcing obedience training and good manners is just another service we cheerfully provide.

If a pet has issues when left alone, we might need to confine him to one area. The same goes for pets that don't potty outdoors and use newspaper/pads. While they are trained this way in their own home, it doesn't necessarily mean they'll follow that training in ours.

We insist on a Meet & Greet before any booking so everyone can get acquainted and we can determine if it's a great match for all. It's a good idea to arrange the Meet & Greet FIRST before making any reservations for an actual stay with us.

Our happiest pup-guests are low to moderate energy with manners and some obedience training. We may require a higher fee for the first two days for dogs needing significantly more attention, supervision or assistance adjusting to a new environment.

Also available: doggy daycare and playdates -- one dog at a time.
Our home is on one level; the basement is the cat's exclusive domain. We have several bedrooms and a large open floor plan. A spacious deck overlooks our large shady backyard. It's a tranquil environment, especially good for pets that like peace and quiet. And yes we've got Central Air for hot and humid summer days.

We deliver "peace of mind" when you leave 'em behind, outstanding care and superior customer service. After all, we're pet parents too!

In addition, I provide traveling pet care to let-out or walk dogs, cat feeding/litter tidy, collect mail and newspapers, etc. Due to an ever-changing schedule, I am better prepared to accommodate a short-term walking schedule, as opposed to a long-term, weekly commitment.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Di M.

20 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Di's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Di's Home
$33 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$23 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
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20 Reviews
Di is wonderful with our Lana in every way. Never a second thought or concern on our part. She is warm and caring, and meets Lana's needs so well.
Di is caring and professional, and I couldn't ask for a better environment for Lana. I never have to give a second thought when I am away as I know Lana is in the most capable hands.
Di and her husband were lovely. Their home is very pet friendly, they have pets of their own, which provide for instant playmates, and they were good about communicating and posting pictures. I would absolutely recommend them as a host family.
Di provided excellent service. Teddy had an upset stomach and she calmed it with some chicken and he was back to his old self. He enjoyed being out in her huge back yard. Prior to the stay she provides a nice checklist which helped us remember all the things we needed to pack. We would definitely use Di again.
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I think I hit the wrong stars. I wanted to give Di a 5 star review. I originally didn't see the 5 stars and hit the stars on the bottom that caught my eye. I am still a little confused about using this site

Di was spectacular. She is an incredible hostess and treated Honey as if she were her own. Honey came home happy and contented. I wouldn't hesitate to call upon Di again.

Pearl Roaenstein.
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Di was great! She would send me regular updates and photos of my dog, Lucy. She was very accommodating and I think Lucy really enjoyed her stay! I would recommend her to others! Thanks Di!
Di was wonderful! We were very confident leaving our pup with her and will definitely do so again!
Di was kind and very considerate to both Annie and me. Her home is lovely and I feel confident that she will take excellent care of Annie while I am away.
Oona came home happy and healthy and evidently pretty tired after a week with Di! Compared to Di's two dogs (Oona's host dogs), The large fenced-in yard at Di's is a big plus for a young, lively dog, as Oona is. I was pleased with the care and attention that Oona received.
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Manny stayed with Di for 4 nights this time, and as far as I can tell he had a wonderful time. Di is great, very passionate about what she does, and very compassionate about the pets she cares for! manny is going back in January for a longer stay, and we have no doubts concerning the care and attention that Di, Hobo and Peanut will provide for another wonderful stay!
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Di was great. She was very welcoming and attentive to Manny as this was Manny's first over nighters with her. Manny loved playing with the resident pups, and didn't want to leave when I went to pick him up. He went on walks, ran and played in the big fenced in yard, and we couldn't be happier!!!
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Wonderful in all respects. Looking forward to our next visit!
We are so grateful to have Di to look after our boy. She really does take the very best care of Dennis - we were able once again to have a wonderful relaxing trip knowing he was with you.
At the meet and greet our dog was immediately comfortable at Di's house. Di is very easy going and the interview skills made us trust her. We appreciate her thoughtfulness and concern that our dog be well-placed for the weekend. Thanks, Di!
Another wonderful relaxing weekend away for us knowing that Dennis is in good hands. Thank you again Di for looking after our old boy.
Di was a fantastic surrogate for our dog Rafiki during our 8 days away. Rafiki is not accustomed to staying away from home, and Di and her two dogs took wonderful care of him. Di has a great way with dogs, firm and fun, and I felt so fortunate to have our dog in her good hands during my absence. Di really cared about me, as well, and took time to get to know Rafiki by asking me thorough questions. She understood that it can be difficult to separate from a loved pet, even if just for a short time, and her patience and sensitivity were a great help for me.We also spent a lovely, long "interview" all together at her house, and I so appreciate Di's caring and conscientious approach to ensuring things can go as well as possible.
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Dennis had another wonderful holiday with Di, while we went back to the UK for the Christmas Holidays. He had hurt his leg before he went to her and was not quite himself but Di kept me informed daily of his wellbeing which was very reassuring, especially as we were so far away. Also had some photo updates to keep me smiling! I can truly say that Di was marvellous with him and clearly loves him. It's so great to have found someone who he is so happy with - helps us enjoy our holidays too! Thank you Di.
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We have recently moved to the US from the UK so have not had the need to leave Dennis with anyone other than family before so this has all been a new experience for us. Thankfully we found Di, who loves him to bits. She has great accommodation and a super back yard that is safe. Dennis is not the most playful dog but since his arrival in the US he has become much more sociable and really enjoys the company of Di's two lovely dogs and cat. Dennis is booked in for a return visit already! So I don't really need to say more than that!..
Thank you Di
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You won't find a more loving and caring home for your dog than at Di and Tom's house.
A nicer, kinder and more dog-friendly person cannot be found - Di is terrific! You can be assured that your dog will be in excellent hands.
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