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Amy & Kris M.

96 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Amy & Kris's Resident Pets

Clodagh
Boston Terrier
Female
5 yr 11 mo old
Killian
Other
Male
7 yr 11 mo old
Bella
Other
Female
6 yr 11 mo old
Sadie Jane
Other
Female
7 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Amy & Kris's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Amy & Kris

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*Previous guests: If calendar says "booked" or "unavailable," please check in about your dates*

Happy Dog offers true home daycare and boarding for dogs - home-made, healthy treats are available to your special pup, a fenced-in backyard for play (with baby pool), and no crating (unless specified by you). Your pup will be treated like family - we limit the number of dogs we keep at a time, so each pup gets the love and attention they deserve!

Happy Dog is our full-time job. The pups normally get 24/7 supervision - if we do have to go out, it is never for more than 1 or 2 hours and we always make sure all the pups are secure and safe before leaving. Our renters and friends, Michelle and her 18-year-old daughter Alyssa, also help out and truly love the guests. There is a fantastic dog park in the area where we can go to play (with your consent), or parks close by where we can take a long stroll on leash - Clodagh loves Meadow Farm, where she gets to see chickens, sheep and pigs! We are happy to provide references upon request.

All guests must be up-to-date on vaccinations and treated for fleas/ticks. We prefer spayed/neutered pups, but understand if your puppy is too young to have had the procedure. *Please note we do have 3 feline babies, and due to the size of our home we are currently not accepting new (first time) guests over 40 lbs - message us with any questions!*
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Amy & Kris M.

96 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amy & Kris's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Amy & Kris's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
96 Reviews
Amy and Kris are the nicest people. They treated Winston as if he was their own. Everyday I received pictures of him so I would know he was okay. Finding Amy and Kris was a blessing to me. I could enjoy my trip knowing my baby was being well taken care of.

I highly recommend Amy and Kris to anyone who needs a sitter for their dog.
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As usual - Amy and Kris were awesome. Our pup came home happy and tired, and can't wait for his next stay!
We could not be happier with Amy and Kris' care while on our honeymoon! Unfortunately our little guy came down with a cold during his stay. However, Amy was so attentive and kept me posted the entire time. She sent multiple photos and was quick to respond to texts (big help when you're out of the country and anxious about your dog's well being!!) She even checked in on him once he was home to see if he was feeling better :) we would highly recommend and will definitely be using them again!
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My puppy enjoyed her time with Amy. I appreciated all the photos. Thank you Amy and Kris.
We went to London and Paris for 2 weeks while Ruby our mini-labradoodle went to stay with Amy. Judging by the daily photos Amy sent, it's a tossup who had a better time.

Amy is a great provider and for the first time leaving Ruby with someone, she didn't come home stressed out and anxious.

We're using her services for all our vacations going forward
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Amy is awesome!! After reading great reviews and prompt response back from her we decided to have Amy watch our dog, Noah during our wedding weekend in last year. She sent us updates along with pictures and it was nice to know that our Noah was also having a great time :). Then, I needed someone to watch Noah for a day while we were getting our house fixed and I remember how great Amy was with our Noah so we decided to take him back to Amy. Amy was happy to take him in such short notic and she sent pictures through out the day. Noah seemed happy to meet new friends and we are so happy we found someone we can trust with our dog. Thank you!
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Always a great experience! Olive loves staying with Amy and comes home happily exhausted from all the fun.
Carly has stayed with Amy & Kris twice now and had a great time both times. Amy is great about sending pictures and updates on a daily basis!
Sadie had such a good weekend at Amy & Kris's! She had fun running and playing in the big backyard with the other dogs, she doesn't get to do this at home. After coming back home, I can't tell if she's tired from all the activities with her new dog friends or if she's sad she had to come home. Amy sent lots of pics over the weekend, and was so accommodating to our needs for drop-off and pick-up times. We couldn't be happier with her care of Sadie while we were away.
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Max loved staying with Amy & Kris!! In fact, I don't think he wanted to leave! I will definitely use them again & I highly recommend them!! Amy sent me pictures every day!! I was worried about Max. He is a senior cocker spaniel who lost his sister this past winter & is not really used to other dogs. He has been depressed but did a complete turnaround at Amy's. He fell in love with her & got along great with the other dogs! He played more than ever & is worn out. I'm so happy we chose Amy & Kris & so is Max!!! Amy is the best!!!!
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Amy did a fantastic job with our mini aussie! She has a great backyard for the dogs to play in and took her to the dog park for some added exercise. She was very helpful with our last minute schedule changes and we will definitely be using her services in the future.

Highly recommend!
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Amy was fabulous, as always! Milkshake had a great time :)
Amy was a great host for our beagle hound dog. She responded quickly to emails/messages. She kept us updated with pictures and videos. She even sent home Lincoln treats, which he loved.
He was so knocked out when he came back home with us. We will be using her again and very happy we found a dog sitter we can trust with a great reputation!
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Rico always has a blast at Amy's! She sends me regular updates and posts pics to her Facebook page. She even sent Rico home with some homemade treats which he hobbled right up!
I sent Amy a message early in the morning requesting a day visit that same day due to some unexpected events that came up. She was able to accept us, and he was there for daycare 45 mins later. Amy is so wonderful and patient with Toby, and he seems to really enjoy his time with her and the other pups.
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Amy was wonderful! Our dog had just had shoulder surgery several weeks prior, and was on activity restriction, so we were nervous about boarding him while we were on vacation. We took him for a meet and greet and Amy assured us that she'd be able to work with his restrictions. She sent us text pictures and updates everyday while we were gone. Our dog seemed to have a great time staying with her and got some extra special attention from Amy including home baked biscuits. We would highly recommend Amy for daycare or overnight boarding.
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Thanks again, Amy, for the wonderful care you gave my two Malti-poos over 10 days during the Xmas holidays. I loved all the pics you would send on a daily basis...comforted me greatly to see them having such fun, as well as relaxing.
I know they are loved when they are with you...all I ever have to say is, "We are going to Amy's", and they wag threir tails and jump into the car with glee.
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Amy was great we got pictures and video by email and texts messages everyday
Macho absolutely loves Amy! She is so nice and caring. It takes Macho three days to recover from the fun he has.
My two Malti-pops had such a delightful time that they hardly noticed me when I picked them up! They adore staying with Amy, and although I'm a bit jealous, I am absolutely delighted that they care for her so much. It tells me a lot about the care and love they receive when they are with her.
I have left dogs over the years with a lot if different folks, but she's the first one I've had where the dogs feel comfortable enough where they could just stay another week...incredible!
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This was my pup's second stay with Amy and it was great! She had a blast and Amy sent regular updates and pics. Thanks Amy!
My dog enjoys his vacation every time!
Amy was absolutely amazing. Raptor had a blast and she was so understanding and easy to work with. If I'm ever in Virginia again I will definitely have Amy watch Raptor.
I picked up my little boy Oliver yesterday after his first overnight stay and from the pictures Amy sent me he had a really good time. I just moved to Virginia and started bringing Oliver over to Amy for daycare and she did a great job making sure that he feels comfortable as he is very scared of new environments. He definitely warmed up to her and her husband in a very short period (which is amazing for my little boy). Thank you, Amy, for being there for him. I feel very comfortable to leave him with you next week when I am out of town.
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Cori has a great time each visit. He seems so happy while vacationing.
Always treats Cori like he is one of her pups! Keeps me updated on what and how he is doing.
My rwo Malti-poor loved being with their favorite host, Amy, for a few days while I was out of town. All I need to say to them is, "Let's go see Amy", and they start wagging their tails and jumping all around with utter glee.
It makes me feel so good to know that they will be with someone who loves them and cares for them while I'm away.
When I went to pick them up, they were very happy to see me, but they didn't seem anxious to leave Amy at all. I fully understood, even though that was an unusual experience for me, as she is a real jewel. I feel so very fortunate to have found her...thanks for your help, DogVacay.



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Amy was a fabulous host! She sent regular updates and adorable pictures, and was extremely accommodating about pick-up times when my return flight was delayed. Milkshake really seemed to enjoy her stay; we'll definitely be back :)
As usual, the dogs had a great time with Amy...I could tell by the pictures she sent us daily. They were either running around outside with her adorable Boston Terrier, or inside relaxing on the sofa. They are always glad to see me when I pick them up, but then they run snuggle with Amy before we can leave. It's always a huge success for both my dogs and for me when they stay with her.
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I highly recommend happy dog pet care. Amy is the best!
We are so glad we found Amy! We had a long 18 day vacation and had never left our dog for that long. We were nervous about how she would do. Amy was great and she sent pictures every day! Lots of pictures of Olive playing with a variety of other boarders.
When we picked up Olive she was happy and we did not see any of her normal clingy behaviors that usually follows after boarding. Olive can't wait to have another dog vacay with Amy.
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Amy has now watched our chocolate lab twice, this time for an entire week. She did a great job watching her and provided us with many great photos through out the week to keep us in the loop. It was obvious our dog had a great time since she's been sleeping most of the time since we picked her up two days ago!
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I'm so glad we found Amy. We left our dog with her for a week and I was so pleased with the daily picture updates that I didn't worry at all. Nutmeg had a great time playing with the other dogs in the big backyard!
Buddy and Daisy love staying at Amy's! She's always accommodating with drop off & pick up times. The dogs love her homemade treats. She takes the time to send pictures with the cutest captions! We know our dogs are well taken care of and we have a peace of mind as well! Amy rocks!!!!!
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Amy, the boys had their usual fun time with you...the pics you sent told the story, as they looked happy as clams in all of them. It is so comforting to receive pics of them on a daily basis..I always look so forward to getting them. Thanks for all you do to care for them with such loving tenderbess...makes all the difference in the world to my being able to relax and enjoy myself while I'm away.
See you in September!
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As always Peyton had a great time at Amy's over the weekend. We can rest easy knowing that she's being taken care of while we're gone. That's priceless! We will certainly continue to use Amy's services for boarding and daycare, and I always recommend her to my friends with furry friends of their own. Thank you again Amy!!
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Another great stay with Amy.. I highly recommend her!
Amy is just the best. She loves the dogs in her care and treats them like her own. She sends daily updates and photos. I would never leave my dog with anyone but Amy.
Amy was incredible. Boarded my dog overnight when traveling from PA to FL. The trip north as a solo driver was grueling. Leaving her overnight so I could rest alone was immensely better for her and I. She got to make some new doggy friends and got LOTS Of exercise after 7 hours in the car. I got to eat out at a restaurant then crash for a solid 8 hours before hitting the road again for 8 hours. Amy was a perfect host. Even provided home made dog treats for the road!
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Piper has barely moved since we picked her up from Amy's yesterday! She rode home in the backseat with her head on her pillow. We've never seen her so tired! She obviously had an active 3 days with Amy and some exhausting fun! We were not sure how she would do without us because Piper is very attached to her people. Amy was aware of this and kept us updated on how she was doing by way of text messages and pictures. I could see in the pictures that Piper was having fun through what appeared to be a smile on her face! Amy responds very quickly to messages, keeps in daily contact and is organized with her approach. Amy even sent homemade treats home with Piper! We are very pleased with our experience and will use Amy again when needed!
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As usual, when I leave my two dogs with Amy, they were well taken care of and loved beyond belief. I always feel so comfortable while I'm away when they are with her, 'cause I know how well cared for they will be. I also look so forward to the daily pictures of them she sends me...they always look happy, and of course it's wonderful to see my "boys".
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There's nothing better than leaving Macho knowing that when I'm away he's in the best hands. I appreciate the fact that he's at "home" when he's at Amy's. Amy -- thank you so much for going above and beyond ALWAYS!
I live 35 miles north of Richmond. Today my dog and I both had Dr appts in town. It was too hot to leave him in the vehicle while I went to my appt. I called on Any who agreed to keep Calum for me while I went. She took good care of him and knowing he had little experience with daycare, she introduced him to the other dogs slowly and gave him space when she felt he needed a break. She even sent me a photo of him socializing while I was waiting to see my doctor. I liked her approach and. will call her again.
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Another great stay with Amy! Izzie is always excited when we arrive. She had so much fun making new friends.
Izzie had so much fun staying with Amy. I received updates and pictures of Izzie everyday. She enjoyed running around the backyard and playing with the other pups. Izzie loved the homemade doggy treats.
Had a great experience using Amy's service-- she had our Ruby for nearly three weeks and everything went great, thanks to Amy.

Ruby's high strung and tends to get stressed in traditional kennels. This usually means a week of anxiety and whining when we got home, followed by much guilt on our part. We didn't feel like we could ask friends to take care of our dog for such an extended period either, so we were in a pickle.

Amy proved to be a solution to both those problems, Ruby came home calm and happy and our friends still talk to us.

We really appreciated the extra stuff that Amy did for us and Ruby, she emailed daily updates about Ruby, sent pictures that we really enjoyed getting and sent Ruby home with a tub of homemade doggy treats that are her new favorites.

We intend to use Amy's services again, not just for boarding but for whenever we have day care needs-- she's been a real find for us.
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Amy and Kris went above and beyond for our fur baby, Dexter! We were a bit nervous as he hasn't done a lot of doggy daycare, but Amy worked really hard to make Dexter feel comfortable and right at home. She sent us detailed updates with photos, which really helped my anxiety, and it was great to see Dexter clearly having a great time. I would 100% recommend leaving your fur babies in Amy and Kris's care!
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Amy was very comfortable introducing our dog with the other dogs, and the dogs were clearly comfortable with her. We really appreciated her sending frequent photos and updates as it made our vacation relaxing and gave us a few chuckles along the way. The pictures said it all... our pooch was having a very good time! Our dog was relaxed when we picked him up and not in the least bit stressed. Would definitely use her services again.
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Another great stay with Amy! I highly recommend her services.
Amy is AMAZING. She made homemade dog treats for our pup, and she sent him home with some. He got tons of awesome exercise, he got to play in the kiddie pool, and she sent us regular e-mail and text updates with pictures. I would HIGHLY recommend Amy for anyone who needs to do doggie vacay.
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Our chocolate lab Bentley "vacationed" with Amy this past weekend and the whole experience was great. She gave Bentley plenty of exercise and kept us updated throughout the weekend with pictures. It was obvious that Bentley was very happy hanging out with her new friends for the weekend. She even got homemade dog treats, which was a nice touch. It was obvious that Amy is a pet lover and we trusted that Bentley was in good hands. We will definitely plan to send Bentley on more vacay's with Amy in the future!
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Amy is fantastic! I have left my dog with her twice now and already have a third lined up. You realize very quickly she is a true animal lover and has great communication with you while away. She provides a priceless piece of mind and my dog loves going there. Thank You again
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Amy was wonderful with Rusty - she even sent us pictures of Rusty so that we could see how he was doing!
Baked her goodies, bought her a treat, brought her to the dog park, and uploaded lots of pictures!
I highly recommend Amy. She sends daily updates and makes home made dog treats. She constantly supervises the dogs and even has a little pool in the Back yard for the dogs to play in. You can tell she truly loves the animals. I have nothing but great things to say about Amy and her business.
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Our babies love staying with Amy. She takes great care of them. Mostly I enjoy the pictures during their stay! They're always happy when getting there and somewhat sad when leaving. I highly recommend Amy!!!! Buddy and Daisy can't wait to come back again to play and be spoiled.
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Amy was great even though there was snow everywhere and it was frozen over! The "boys" really had fun and she texted occassionally with updated which we really liked. J.
My knuckleheads had a great time with Amy, as always. When we pull up to her house they always get very excited. In the daily photos Amy sends it sometimes seems as if they are having more fun on their vacay than I am having on mine. All this and home made dog biscuits, too! We love Happy Dog.
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Just wow! I really don't think it gets any better than Amy. She genuinely loves and cares for all pets as if they are her own. She is with the animals 24-7 not only to supervise and ensure they are safe, but also to make sure they are happy. She takes them out to play in the yard, let's them cuddle on her own couch, feeds them homemade treats, takes them on walks and to the dog park. This was my first time leaving my 6 month old and I was so nervous. I am so grateful I found Amy and I will definitely be scheduling with her in the future.
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Amy is great with our dogs! Daisy is blind and needs help getting up/down steps and getting around somewhere new. They were happy to see us but could tell they enjoyed their visit with Amy and the other dogs. I would recommend her to any of my friends or family without any reservations.
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Well, another fabulous visit with Amy! My two malti-poof love being with her...I know for sure, for when we turn in her driveway they start wagging their tails and jumping all around the car. Then, when I pick them up, after they give me a warm greeting, they run over to her and start kiswing her. They adore her. That says a whole lot to me.
Amy is wonderful in another way..she sends me pictures everyday of my dogs, telling me what they've been up to...I love it. As you can see, I love leaving my dogs with her.
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Amy and Chris were wonderful for my two dogs (Lab
and Saint berdoodle puppy). My lab is almost 12 and he was able to get his 'senior solitude' and my puppy got to play with other puppies to keep her entertained. My puppy got to sleep in their room on her own bed and my lab could have slept on the couch (which is what he is used to) but chose to sleep in the guest room. Very nice people who give them homemade treats and gave me lots of photos as well as piece of mind!
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Our 6 month old puppy, Emma, is boisterous and over-energetic so we were concerned about a boarding place when our plan for care fell through at the last minute. Amy was so warm and reassuring at our meeting and so obviously willing to flex with the puppy's needs we felt pretty relaxed leaving her there. The abundant pictures Amy sent every day showed Emma having a very fine time indeed! We were a little concerned whether she'd want to come home . She did, but just barely.
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Amy is just the best. Kind and caring, she fully appreciated my separation anxiety. She sent pictures every day. I will certainly call on her again.
My two Multi-pops had a wondearful time, as usual. They always stay with Amy when I go out of town as I feel they are in an environment where they will be well cared for and loved. Amy sends me pictures of them on a daily basis, so that I can see them outside having fun or cuddled up on the sofa inside. They are glad to see me when I come to pick them up, but they aren't anxious to leave her.
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Awesome as usual, we recommend Amy to everyone we know.
Had to add an extra day to our original schedule and Amy was able to assist us. Very helpful!
Our first experience with Amy and it was great. We got photos of our happy Dakota. This was a big deal because we just moved here from Seattle. Our Dakota was very cautious. We were worried about this and it turned out wonderful.
Our dog loves visiting her home away from home with Amy. She is well cared for and Amy stays in frequent communication with us while we are away. We gets lots of happy pictures and Dakota comes back home a very happy girl.
We are so very happy to have found Amy and Happy Dog Pet Care! We just adopted our dog Petyon in September and we were worried about bringing her to a traditional kennel during our upcoming weekend away. Amy eased all of our worries! She is so wonderful with the pets she cares for and so obviously loves animals. We were able to set up a meet and greet beforehand so Peyton would be able to get acquainted with Amy (and Clodagh!) ahead of time, and Amy was fabulous with communicating with us before and during the trip. We loved getting text updates and looking at Facebook to see pictures of Peyton and all the fun she was having! We were so happy to see her getting so much personal attention and having such a great time. We will most definitely be using Amy's services in the future, for a weekend away or just to give Peyton some time to play with her new friends! We can't thank you enough, Amy!
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Another great stay with Amy! Nola had a blast playing chase and going to the dog park with Clodagh. Amy does a great job posting to Facebook and emailing photos and video. It's great knowing your pup is having a good Vacay when you are away.
I keep providing reviews of mine and my pup's experiences with Amy because they really have been awesome. Amy is a life saver! I leave town on occasion for work, and my heart is able to rest easy because I know he is well taken care of with Amy and Happy Dog Pet Care- and I am consistently assured of this given his excitement when he arrives and the frequent updates/pictures Amy sends out. My pup comes back home so much less stressed and much happier than when I used to use typical kennel boarding. Thanks again, Amy!
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Amy is awesome. I am so thankful to have found her, she is a true God-send. While I was away she sent pictures and videos. I will gladly recommend her to anyone looking to have their animals taken care of while they're away!
This was Rowdy's third stay with Amy. He comes home much less stressed than from a kennel. She cares for her "guests" and while he's still glad to get home, it's the best care we have found. I'm sure he'll visit again.
Nola loves happy dog pet care! Amy is great about sending/posting pics throughout her vacay. She even makes homemade treats! Her guest are so spoiled! Any is also very flexible with pick up/drop off times and if we have last minute changes to travel. Nola will definitely be back again!
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As usual my two malti-poos had a glorious time at Amy's. They stayed there over the Christmas holidays while I was visiting my daughter and her family in Co. It was a good week, and everyday I received adorable pictures of them either outside playing or inside snuggling.
When I pick them up, they are glad to see me...jumping all over me waggng their tails, etc., but quite soon they were running back to see Amy, whom they seem to love with a passion.
It makes me feel so good to know that they are in kind, loving hands while I am away from them..particularly for that length of time. We couldn't do without her, that's for sure!
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As always, I am continually impressed and appreciative of how great Amy is with my pup! The consistent updates on how he's doing and his excitement upon greeting her is such a relief for me. I recall my pup coming home from kennels/other boarding, and he always took a few days to readjust and seem like himself, he always seemed exhausted and overwhelmed, and that's just not the case when he comes home from Amy's and Happy Dog. I am forever indebted!
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We were so grateful Amy was flexible enough to allow us to drop PJ off as early as 730am and pick him up as late as 1130pm - we know this was an exception but it helped us out TREMENDOUSLY that we were able to do so before and after our flights since we live nearly an hour away from her! Thank you for taking such great care of PJ, and great care of us!
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2nd time we used Amy and can't say enough good things about her!
Amy is so attentive to PJ! She bakes him little treats, makes him get out of bed, and really gets him moving! I always notice he's a little more wiped out after I pick him up, which is a good thing! We love Amy!
Amy and Kris couldn't have been nicer people. I used their services to watch my beagle for the day while I visited Richmond. Their home was easy on and off the highway making this place ideal for visits. Bitsy spent the day with a few other nice dogs, received some delicious homemade doggy treats and got lots of love and snuggles. Thanks, we will be back again. :)
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Second visit which pretty much says it all. Amy communicates well and cares for the dogs as her own.
I always love having my two Malti-Poos stay with Amy and Chris. These two people have dogs of their own, love all dogs, and exemplify what excellent dog caring folks are all about.
They are kind, caring , loving, gentle people, who make sure that the dogs they keep for others are well cared for by making sure they are fed, exercised, loved, and played with, as well as made to feel comfortable with the other dogs they are with, and have fun with them.
I am always extremely pleased with the reports and pics I receive on a daily basis.
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My husband and I were very nervous about going on vacation as we had never left our two dogs behind, but Amy washed away all our worries! We were only gone for four days, and Amy sent updates/pictures/videos every day (sometimes even twice!). She was totally fine with us checking in on the dogs as well. Her dog, Clodagh, is a sweetiepie and interacted great with our dogs as well. We will definitely use Amy the next time we go out of town and wouldn't trust our dogs any place else!
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Amy is consistently the GREATEST! :) She loves my pup and it's evident that he's excited to see her. It is so nice to leave town and know your fur baby is well taken care of...
Jasper and Tiger loved being with Amy and her family...I know this because of the pictures she would send me on a daily basis. My "boys", as I call these two 5 yr old malti-poo brothers, had the cutest expressions on their faces, as they were running and playing outdoors with her Boston Terrier. I could tell they were having a blast. Then, the ones of them taken during the evening. with them lying comfortably side by side, were precious..all worn out.
They had a wonderful time there, I know, for when I picked them up after a long weekend, they said, "hi" and licked my face, and then they ran off to continue playing in her yard! Now that's a first!
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Amy is great- I am so grateful to have found her! I have recently relocated and had a few unexpected trips out of town, and she has been so good to my pup. She is flexible with schedules, great about sending updates/pictures and letting you know how your fur baby is doing, and she even sends you home with homemade treats for them! My pup came back home much less stressed than any previous boarding/kennel experiences.
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My two malt-poos love being with Amy and her two wonderful dogs. Everytime I take them there, they get so excited to see her and her dogs, I can hardly keep them from jumping out of the car.
She sends me pictures of them, along with an e-mail, everyday while I am away, and I just love receiving them. My dogs always look so comfortable and happy, and that makes me feel so good.
My dogs are always glad to see me when I get back, but then they act like they could just stay right on there with her. And that is a first, for sure.
It has been a marvelous experience for all of us.
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Amy is a wonderful pet sitter and I highly recommend her. She and her husband Chris kept our 10 month old Boston Terrier for six nights. Everyday I received an e-mail with an update that included precious pictures (and a video) of my dog having fun in her yard and with the other dogs, as well as her playing inside with her toys or snoozing. She was very flexible with our drop off and pick up times which was great since I tend to misjudge my timing when packing for and coming home from trips :) Amy went way above and beyond and exceeded my expectations for pet sitting. I also liked her page on Facebook and enjoyed seeing posts there in addition to the e-mails she sent. I will definitely use Amy in the future!
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Amy's hospitality to my furry children was amazing. This is the first time I have left them with a sitter at someone else's home. I was a little nervous. :) Turned out great. They enjoyed the company of the other dogs and loved the big yard for playtime. Amy was thoughtful and loving towards my dogs and sent pictures and updates through out the weekend. It eased my mind and made for a great vacation. I look forward to using her again in the future. Thanks Amy!!
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Amy was great. She took excellent care of Rowdy and sent pictures and reports. We could tell he was not as stressed as he has been in past when getting out of traditional kennel. I'm sure it won't be his last Vaycay with her.
My experience with Amy was marvelous, in every sense of the word.
She kept in touch with me daily via e-mail, letting me know what they were up to, and she would send adorable pictures of my dogs having a fabulous time with her dogs, either out in the yard or sleeping side by side on the sofa.
It made me feel so good to know that they were in such loving, caring hands, and that they seemed happy as clams. I was extremely pleased with this host, and look forward to using her again in August.
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Amy was amazing. Very was very professional and provided excellent care for our two pugs. We were passing through Richmond and needed someone to take the dogs for an afternoon. She was a lifesaver! Would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a dog sitter in the area. Thanks, Amy!
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Happy Dog Pet Care (Amy Mawyer) kept our 13 year old mixed breed terrier for 2 days/nights while we were out of town. We made an appointment beforehand to check out the home and also so our dog would already know the place when we dropped her off. HDPC was conveniently located for us near the West End of Richmond and right off of 295 at 95. Amy has one small dog and one or two cats of her own. My dog got along with them fine. There were 2 other larger dogs there the same weekend which was not a problem as our dog gets along with other dogs and is older so she pretty much just sleeps a lot these days. Amy had actually been contacted about keeping another dog the same weekend as my dog but the breed had aggressive tendencies so she did not take the dog for the weekend. She notified me of this beforehand and kept me posted on things. I received an e-mail each day I was gone telling me how my dog was doing. Amy makes homemade dog treats for the dogs and my dog even got doggy ice cream one day! The home was clean and there was water set out for the dogs both inside and out. There is a large fenced in backyard which my dog enjoyed. We will definitely be using HDPC and DogVacay again!!
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I would definitely recommend Amy to anyone looking for a pet sitter or pet boarding. Amy met with me before my dogs vacay in order to make sure that our pets got along, that all of my questions were answered, and to make sure that I was comfortable with every part of our arrangement. She sent me pictures and an update every day that I was gone, and that really put my mind at ease. She was incredibly accommodating (especially when my plans had to change), and she even sent us home with some home made pet treats. I had a great first experience with dogvacay.com, and will definitely be contacting Amy again in the future when I am required to leave town!
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The level of commitment that Amy and Kris had for the love and care of my 2 boys was nothing short of extraordinary. My 2 dogs have been jumping from house to house during our move to Germany and they were stressed to the point of not eating and fighting each other. Amy would do anything she could to get them to eat something including feeding them by hand. When the my dogs started to get snippy towards each other and had to be separated from each other Amy would sleep with one dog and Kris would sleep with my other dog so that they wouldn't feel lonely at night. They also had frequent walks in a beautiful park not to far from their house and homemade dog treats and all at a very good price if I ever need a dog sitter again and in the area Amy will be my go to person I highly recommend her and her husband to anyone needing a sitter or dog boarding defiantly a 5 star experience
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