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Stephanie R.

5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chihuahua

Stephanie's Apartment

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Stephanie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I absolutely love dogs! I took care of my Yellow Lab for over 15 years and loved every minute of it. She passed away recently and I miss having a dog around. I am excellent at taking care of elderly dogs. I know how to administer various medications, how much activity they need, and how to give the best belly rubs and ear scratches. I also volunteer at the local animal shelter so I am well-versed in taking care of various kinds of dogs.

I live on the 2nd floor of a pretty quiet apartment building. I work a typical 9-5 job during the week, but I work locally so I can come home during the day to check in/take out any dog in my care. On weekends I will be home all day unless I'm taking your pup on an adventure!

A stay with me means that your dog will have free reign in my apartment, a great neighborhood for going on walks, an excellent park nearby, and all the belly rubs they want!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Stephanie R.

5 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 24, 2017

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephanie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
5 Testimonials
Nov 2016
Some people are amazing with children. They have the ability to make an instant connection - and the children feel it. Stephanie has this relationship with dogs. They gravitate towards her because they are drawn to her. I think she's part canine.

There is nobody who will take better care of your puppy (young or old).
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Nov 2016
Stephanie is probably one of the best dog parents I have ever met, and I know a lot. No one cares more for her pets than Stephanie. Stephanie owned a wonderful yellow lab for a very long time, and as Carmella got older, Stephanie did everything she could to keep her happy and healthy. She would cook meals specifically for her since the kibble was getting to be too hard for the dog's joints due to the sodium. When Carmela, started having issues walking up and downstairs, Stephanie carried the 70lb dog up and down any time Carmela needed it. Her care for the dog never wavered. She would be a perfect pet sitter for anyone because she would treat your dog just like hers. Anything they need, she would do, no questions asked. If you had to pick one pet sitter in all of Maine, Stephanie should be the one.
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Nov 2016
Stephanie is the biggest dog lover I know. She has a special affinity for older fur babies. I don’t know anyone who is a better caregiver for pups. I am certain she will give your pup(s) LOTS of attention and PLENTY of love. She works in an environment with animals and when she isn’t working she is volunteering at the local animal shelter. If she lived closer to me, there is NO ONE I would choose over her to watch my fur baby, parents included.
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Nov 2016
Stephanie is amazing with all animals, but especially dogs. She is kind, warm and affectionate. She will always put the dog first and make sure s/he is happy, safe and well taken care of. She has a special place in her heart and will do whatever is necessary to make any dog feel at home -- no matter what it takes. She's a total natural with any dog -- and I've seen her with many over the past 15 years!
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Nov 2016
Stephanie is the most caring human being I have ever known. Not only does she put everyone before her, but she has a natural instinct to take care of dogs. She has always taken care of my little dogs and took it upon herself to treat them like her own. She also took care of our family dog, Carmela, until the very end.

Watching her care for her even when she was sick, was touching. Though it was hard for her to give Carmela around the clock care, she did it with joy.

Stephanie put her ahead of herself the entire time she was alive. She would do it again too. She is a selfless person who finds joy in our family pets.
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5 Reviews
It was so nice to know that our pup was treated like family while we were away. We've boarded her at a traditional kennel in the past and it was always a stressful situation for us and for her. Stephanie was very willing to work with our dog's little quirks and seemed to take very good care of her. We loved getting pictures and seeing how relaxed she was in a new environment. We will definitely book again!
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Stephanie was extremely welcoming and flexible with pickup (I was late) and drop off (I was early). Junebug was happy to see me when I picked him up but I could tell that he really enjoyed his stay as he couldn't stop running from me to his favorite chair in Stephanie's apartment. She sent some really great pictures too. I'll definitely book again!
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Our dog is not accustomed to being any place other than our home. He did really well with Stephanie who is clearly a person who relates very well to dogs.
We boarded our 13 year old standard poodle for a weekend in December with Stephanie and it went great! Right from the start the tail was wagging. Her home was warm, secure and conveniently located. We will definately have Stephanie watch our dog again and we recommend her services to other dog owners.
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Stephanie was wonderful! Our dog, Lucy, was pampered the entire stay. Lucy has health issues and it was so comforting to receive periodic pictures and texts, letting us know that she was doing well. Highly recommend
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