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Shantell T.

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

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Great Dane, Greyhound
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Shantell's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Shantell

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
A family of dog lovers and pets of all sorts. My paw pals are great company for me around the house and excellent walking buddies for my daily exercise walks. I am a very energetic, friendly and easy going people person who happen to enjoy caring for pets. This is something that comes natural for us being that we grew up in a household with cats,dogs,birds...etc. Residing in the dc Lily Ponds area, there is a huge grassy area with a park, river and playground directly across from our home. Pets enjoy going to run n play there. As well as going for walks along the path. A very peaceful neighborhood I must say and we love it. We have children of our own and are actually looking to home a new pup soon. Currently our schedule allows us to offer 24/7 care 7 days a week. So rest assured knowing that your pets are NEVER left alone. We normally DONOT cage animals so they are free to socialize in our home as we would our own Unless you the owner request otherwise. You are welcome to bring pet beds to make your pup comfy as can be if you like. Hopefully we can make new friends with your happy paws also. Typically drop off and pick up time will be the same UNLESS discussed before booking, otherwise an additional charge of $5 per hour. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, Also check out my great reviews and repeat customer listings. I will respond as soon as possible if you have questions, or concerns. I'm also open to custom quotes so if you're in need of a small discount don't be afraid to ask. Check out our new Happy Paws Instagram Page @happypawsdmv. Thanks and Be Blessed!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Shantell T.

Online Now!
36 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shantell's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$55 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Shantell's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /bath
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36 Reviews
Shantell was great! My dog had an amazing dogvacay! Shantell is very attentive to each of the dogs (and she had many!) and to dog parents as well. She kept me updated with pics and she was always responsive to my messages. She made my dog (and me) feel like she truly cared. Shantell's high level of attention and professionalism guarantees that my dog will be back again.
I was so happy with Ella's stay with Shantell. Not only does Shantell posts lots of pics on her IG page but she also sends updates through DogVacay so I was always comfortable knowing that Ella was happy and well taken care of while I was away! I would highly recommend Shantell for anyone looking for a great sitter while you're away from your pup!!
My pup had a great time with Shantell and the kids! She made pick up and drop off very easy and sent lots of pics while I was away. Very happy with the experience.
Shantell was great and Charlie seemed to really like her.
My Cane Corso puppy was boarding with Shantell, and I needed to extend my trip at the last minute. She was very accommodating of the additional day. Much appreciated!
I boarded my Cane Corso puppy with Shantell for a few days, and he seemed to enjoy himself at her home. She was very responsive to my texts checking in on him and sent pictures of him daily.
Daisy had a wonderful time and was all tuckered out when I picked her up! Was also very happy that I was able to book on short notice.
Bigby always has a good time with Shantell!
Very pleasant experience. Shantell is an excellent DogVacay host and I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Great weekend. Tons of pics to keep us updated. Everything we expected and wanted.
Shantell did a great job making our dogs feel comfortable in her home. In spite of a very busy holiday weekend with lots of dogs to take care of, she was very responsive and even sent photos. She lives across the street from a great park where she walks the dogs when she can and also has a fenced back yard. Both of our pups came home happy and tired at the end of each day of their 3-day visit at her house.
Shantell was just so sweet! A nice, clean, and welcoming home for my dog to spend a few days at. I would definitely recommend her to any one looking for a pet sitter!
Shantell loves what she does and it shows!!! From the moment my dog and I walked in, she made us feel welcome. So thoughtful and accommodating, my super shy pup warmed so quickly!! We will be repeat customers for sure!!!
Shantell was friendly and responsive, and our dog quickly settled into her home for a good stay.
Shantell was awesome per norm. She sent me the cutest video of her and her daughter taking Honey on a walk. I'm already booking another vacay for Honey. It is such a relief to have a reliable, trustworthy sitter.
Shantell and Jerome are the best! I've entrusted them with Hoss on three separate occasions, all of which went very well. The love and care they have for dogs was obvious from our first meeting, and it's truly a family affair because their adorable children share the same level of excitement to see Hoss when he arrives. I'm most appreciative that I can travel without worry, knowing that they are attentive and accommodating to me and my dog's needs. It's amazing that what began as a random search for a dog sitter turned out to be a very special find.
We found Shantelle & Jerome last minute to look after buzz while we were away over Christmas and were so thankful! Shantelle & Jerome were accommodating and easy to work with. They're lovely and clearly love dogs. We got regular picture updates. Buzz had several doggie companions throughout the stay and was tired for several days after we brought him home, usually a pretty good sign he had fun. We'll definitely use them again!
Nelson had a great time with the family and the other dogs! :) Thank you.
Shantell and Jerome were extremely accommodating and friendly! I would definitely use their services again
Thank you for always being available to take care of Buffy. Especially when I send my request with such short notice. I appreciate you.
Shantell and her family took excellent care of my dog Honey. They asked questions about her schedule, likes, dislikes, diet and health. Honey felt at home less than 5 minutes of being in their home. Shantell sent me lots of pictures and even sent the most adorable Thanksgiving picture of Honey. Honey is very used to companionship and open spaces. She does not do well in crates and kennels or without human contact. She came home happy and well adjusted. What a relief to know we have the option of a caring, responsible dog sitter for when we need to travel and Honey cannot accompany us! I definitely recommend Shantell. She made our first experience with dogvacay a very good one. I will be booking with her again for sure.
Shantell and her family are amazing! This is my second time with them and they will always be my go too! Having to deal with a big pit bull and a miniature poodle is a lot to ask but they were so nice and loved having them both. I love all the picture updates :)
Shantell has been a lifesaver countless times now. She has been able to keep Buffy with the shortest of notice. My dog cries in front of her house and jumps straight out of the car and runs to the door. I cannot thank you enough will being available to me with my hectic schedule. I highly recommend her.
Great as always!
With such short notice Shantell was able to accommodate my big baby. I couldn't have been happier. She's excellent!
Excellent and very flexible.
Shantell was a lifesaver for me. I had to extend my stay twice due to work and she was always available. Buffy was in great hands!
Shantell and her family did a great job with my 3 year old pit/pointer mix. this was our first time ever being apart and it happened to be for an entire week. Shantell took great care of her and was excellent with providing updates. this was my first time using dogvacay.com. the site and services are very professional. i was even able to extend the stay last minute,1 day, and shantell was more than accommodating. my dog was very happy once i returned and well taken care of. thanks shantell. as a first timer, i highly recommend.
My dog Buddy had a good time ( his vacation ) I like having Shantell's family take care of my dog.
Once again Shantell did an outstanding job caring for my Chloe. When I pulled up to her house Chloe leapt out the car window and ran up to the door. She was pampered and loved by her children. I'm afraid one day I will go to pick her up and she will hide from me. Thank you Shantell.
Shantell B was awesome. She was very accommodating to my situation, as well as the unique needs of me and my Chloe. I would recommend her to anyone who loves their dog like family. I will most assuredly use her again and again.

On a side note she may have loved my Chloe a little too much. She was a little sad last night when she realized she only had me :).
I've taken my dog there a few times. They really did a good job taking care of my dog.
My dogs were in the best care! I will definitely make another reservation. The whole family was great :D
Would definitely use again. My dog was very happy.
My dog was in good hands. My dog got lots of attention, which he likes. I will surely use them again.
overall a nice stay for my dogs
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