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Chris & Helen M.

21 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

Chris & Helen's Resident Pets

Austin
English Setter
Male
15 yr 9 mo old
Jake
Mixed Breed
Male
5 yr 9 mo old
Tank
Russell Terrier
Male
15 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Chris & Helen's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Chris & Helen

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our home is nestled on two acres on a cul de sac in Walnutport, PA. All of our furry friends have lots of room to be themselves, whether inside or outside in the yard. We have a fenced in 20' X 15' covered kennel where our dogs love to lay around and soak up the sun, drink fresh water and enjoy the sights and sounds of country living. Lots of great neighborhoods and trails for taking walks and enjoying the natural surroundings. Our three boys are rescues and we are happy to be their forever home. We are a family who adores our pets and we love to give hugs and take walks and enjoy playtime with our four legged family members and their friends who come to visit.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Chris & Helen M.

21 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Chris & Helen's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Chris & Helen's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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21 Reviews
Lucy became a member of the Miller pack! She had a great experience and Chris, Helen, Christopher and Jennie were fantastic to her. When we return we will definitely have Lucy stay there.
Chris and Helen were fantastic. They updated photos of the dogs regularly, my dogs came back healthy and happy! Chris and Helen were so accommodating and accepted my dogs last minute. Truly a life saver. Thank you so much. When I'm back in the states I will definitely be leaving them with Chris and Helen. Thank you Thank you!!
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Helen, Chris & their kids are an awesome family. This is the first time we left our dog since adopting her so of course we were a bit nervous. Helen invited us to her home for a "meet & greet" to put our minds at rest. Our dog Ella had a great time, came home tired but happy. I would highly recommend them. Ella had such a great time that she went back for a return visit within 2 days as we had to go out of town again.
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Not one problem, very great with Luna
This was our first time using this site and we are so happy we found Chris & Helen to look after our dog Ruffy during the two weeks we were on vacation. What a difference it made from leaving her in a kennel! The kennel we always used has a great reputation but does not compare to the love and direct attention she received in this home. Ruffy wasn't eating for the first few days there and C&H purchased wheat/grain free meat food to accommodate her food allergies and help her eat. Now she loves the extra flavor in her food!! Ruffy did great there and we can tell she was cared for and loved by this great family. I will be using them again for sure. Thank you so much!!
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Helen and Chris seemed to really welcome and enjoy Rosie. She stayed for a full week and came home totally relaxed, with no issues at all. I was particularly grateful for their mid-week picture and update of how she was doing. She had no "post-kennel" effects whatsoever, because they made her part of their home and family. I will use them again.
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Chris, Helen, and their daughter Jennie were so accommodating and made my pup Newman feel right at home. They sent updates and reassured me that he was doing just fine. I felt so comfortable knowing he was in good hands. Highly recommend!
Nero must have had a good time he was very tired when he got home. And he got to sleep on Chris & Helen's bed-how can you ask for more. Sorry for coming later then we told them but will correct when we do it next time
Chris and Helen did a fantastic job, going out of their way to make things easy for us, and taking good care of our very active young English Setter. We're grateful and plan to return soon!
Chris and Helen were great!! We felt great leaving our girl with them! Definitely would use them again! Thanks!
Thank you to Helen & Chris & Jenni & Christopher for taking such great care of Sully, Molly, and Maggie while we were on vacation. It was nice to come home to dogs that were so relaxed and not stressed at all. I would for sure be booking another time soon.
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Beautiful family. Very accommodating to my picky eater and the kids are extremely sweet. Thanks for taking good care of Pepsi guys! ~ Pepsi & the Marti family
As always, Helen and Chris took excellent care of my little dog, Derby, while I was away on vacation. Derby has some special needs now, as she is getting older and has a medical problem, but they gave her extra attention and took care of her as though she were family! Helen makes homemade dog treats and even sent Derby home with a little bagful for her to enjoy at home! I can not say enough great things about this loving family, and will surely continue to use them for the times that I need to be away. Thank you, again, Helen and Chris!
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Our dog Bella has some "social issues", and Helen and Chris made Bella feel at home! Their kids were great with Bella and we highly recommend this host. Thanks again Helen & Chris - we'll be back!
Derby loves staying with Chris and Helen, and again she had a great vacation with them! She was so relaxed when I brought her home, and I could tell she was in the best of hands, as always with this wonderful family!

Thanks, Chris and Helen, for everything, and especially for putting up with Derby's little 'issues'. The great care that you always provide for her means a lot to me!
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Helen and Chris's home seemed well suited to kenneling my dog Puppy, an aging cockapoo who might have an accident once in a while. They have a very big tiled kitchen area where the crates are kept and other dogs roam and play. Their daughter allowed Puppy to sleep on her bed, Puppy's favorite spot and I felt good about leaving Puppy with this family for a week. A regular kennel had seemed to be too much stress for puppy and she came home with a very sharp pitched bark after staying at a very expensive kennel for 5 days.
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Derby had another great visit with Chris and Helen this past weekend! She came home happy and relaxed, and I know that she was well cared-for again! Thanks, Helen, Chris and kids!
Our two dogs had a great time with Chris and Helen, even our little Sassy, who is often skittish around strangers. She looked like one of the family by the time we got back at the end of the weekend!
My Bichon Bogie had a Grrr-reat time at Helen and Chris's! He really enjoyed spending time with Helen's dog Jake, as well as being spoiled and sleeping in their daughters bed!! Bogie lives with 4 cats and many foster kittens, so this was a nice change for him to spend time with other dogs. Helen is so accommodating and couldn't be nicer! I am so happy that we found her on Dog Vacay!! Bogie can't wait to return for his next Dog Vacay. Thank you again Helen, Chris, kids and fur-family!
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My little dog, Derby, had a really great vacation with Helen and Chris and their kids! They are a wonderful family and you can tell how much they love animals! I felt very comfortable leaving Derby with them and I hope to have the opportunity to send her there again on another DogVacay soon! Agnes B.
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Loved, loved, loved these guys! We took our dog for a meet and greet and she stayed the whole weekend. Everything about this family was love and including the pets in their lives. The kitchen was beautiful with home made cupcakes side by side with a separate area for dog treats too. It was the first time we'd been apart from our little Sara Bella and we felt comfortable knowing she had a wonderful family to stay with (who also fosters dogs), plus we were able to phone and check in on our "daughter" which put our minds to rest. Any dog who can check into this place for a weekend would be a lucky dog indeed!
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