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Amy B.
Portland, OR 97212
61 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 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
Boston Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Russell Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier

Amy's Resident Pets

Lola
Pug
Female
10 yr 8 mo old
Sabin
Pug
Female
3 yr 8 mo old

Amy's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Amy

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are a dog-loving, active, fun, and responsible family of 4 who live in a close-in NE Portland home with a fenced-in backyard and central air for those hot summer days. Our guests become part of our family while they stay with us, and they get tons of love & attention.

We have hosted many different breeds, temperaments, and personalities and have previously been a foster family with a local rescue group. One of our pugs is a senior with some health issues so we are not new to most anxiety and/or health-related issues. I work from home, which translates into considerable supervision and companionship during the day.

As our kids (2 girls, ages 9 & 12) get older they have taken more part in caring for our visitors. They love to teach new tricks, help with mealtime, and cuddle in bed (if allowed).
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Amy B.
Portland, OR 97212
61 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 26, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amy's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
61 Reviews
Amy made the whole process so easy and convenient. Ruby was happy when dropped off as well as at pick-up time. Would highly recommend Amy for your pet sitting needs.
Couldn't be much happier to leave my little puggle with Amy. Such a caring person and nice home. Would book again
This was our very first experience with Dog Vacay, so of course we were nervous about leaving Louise with a stranger! However, I cannot say enough good things about Amy and her family. They made us feel so comfortable during our meet and greet, answering all of my questions and then some. Louise got to sniff all around inside and out, and I was instantly at ease. During her stay, Amy sent me photo updates each day! She was also so easy to communicate with and flexible with our drop off and pick up. We will definitely use Amy again, I cannot recommend her enough!
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My little dog Otis has separation anxiety which also causes me to have separation anxiety. After visiting Amy at her home and meeting her daughter and pugs I felt very sure I had found the right place. Otis was comfortable exploring and meeting everyone. He stayed for four days and was glad to see me but not manic when I arrived. I cannot recommend our experience and Amy's home too highly...but Amy, keep room for Otis!
Terrie & Otis
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Amy is a sweetheart and really knows dogs! Our dog Scout has stayed with other sitters before. Amy is by far the best dog sitter we've ever had! I felt completely comfortable knowing he was in her hands. He had a blast with her kids and the other dogs!
We found our favorite sitter! :) Thank you so much, Amy!
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Timber enjoyed her stay and came back to us healthy and happy. They bonded right away when Amy came to pick her up. Would definitely book with Amy.
Amy and her family took care of our dog, Stella over a long weekend. Amy was great to work with, and Stella had a blast. We will definitely use her services again!
Amy was great. She quickly responded to my initial inquiry and we did a meet and greet before I booked my dogs to board with her.

We left our two dogs with her and her family for 2 weeks. She regularly sent us pictures of how much fun our dogs were having. We were worried they wouldn't want to come home with us when we returned!

I don't have a single complaint and I would definitely book her again when we need to board our dogs.
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There is not one bad thing that could possibly be said about Amy and our pup's vacation experience with her. My partner and I have an English Bulldog, and we didn't want to take him camping with us in the hot summer heat. Amy and her family welcomed Bentlee into their nicely air conditioned home with love and affection. Bentlee was of course excited to see us (he'd never been away from us for more than 8 hours), but he came home exhausted and content. Amy even took the time to make sure that our baby's face folds stayed clean (Bulldogs are known for needing some frequent maintenance). I feel such a sense of relief and comfort knowing that I have a safe and welcoming place for my dog to go when he can't accompany us on vacations.
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Stella had a great time with Amy and family! I would recommend her to anyone who has dogs who are great with other dogs and kids.
Rocket's stay with Amy and her family was AWESOME!! Amy made me feel right at ease upon first meeting her, and then the evening after dropping Rocket off, she sent me a photo showing that he was settling in nicely. She sent me photos throughout his entire stay, and it made the whole experience very comfortable! Rocket was a happy guy upon pickup, I know he received the utmost care and attention while in Amy's care, and I so appreciated it and didn't worry a bit!! I will definitely be booking Amy for my future dog sitting needs!!
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Amy watched our 1 year old black lab, Callie, while I was away for the day, as a sort of trial before we leave her for the first time. She was returned to me 4 hours later, happy and exhausted! We feel very comfortable now, going away for a week, knowing that Callie is in good and capable hands with Amy and her family.
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Booking with Amy was great! We had a meet and greet before my girls stay which helped me to feel at ease. Then during their stay, I got daily checking from Amy. When I went to pick up the girls they were exhausted from so much playing and having fun!
I had such a great experience with Amy. It was so nice being away and knowing the dogs were in a safe place! I highly recommend!
Amy and her family were completely awesome. They were very flexible with our changing plans (road trip made pick up times and drop off times difficult to determine in advance). Our 2 year old active gal was clearly comfortable! She can take a bit of time to warm up. She has some "pack" anxieties. Amy kept in touch with us via messages and photos to assure us our dog was settling right in. We would love to have Elly stay again. It was a complete relief to know that she was in capable hands while we were away.
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Charlie had a great time as usual visiting with Amy and her family! The Bradleys are his home away from home people.
We were so happy to find Amy. Eddie loved staying with her and was a happy boy during his stay. I appreciated the photo updates sent while we were gone. I would highly recommend Amy.
Very wonderful experience. Will do it again.
Amy was a great host! I've never felt more comfortable leaving my little girl with anyone but the warm welcoming and energy she gave I knew she was the perfect fit. I will with out a doubt re book with her!
Amy and her family were WONDERFUL and took great care of my dog, Tucker. He was clearly enjoying himself. They exercised him, played with him, cuddled with him and I got regular photos so I could see it in action! What a relief to know he was in good hands... that loved his company. I will absolutely reach out to them again. Highly recommend.
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Amy and her family were amazing. They took in our pup last minute and did more than we could have hoped for. We met the family, saw the house, received photo updates and they even walked him before we picked him up just to make the car ride easier. Couldn't be more pleased with the experience. Thanks again Amy, see you next time!
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Charlie had a wonderful stay with Amy and her family. He had two dog friends to play with as well as family members. This was Charlie's second vacay at Amy's, and he is always excited to see his pals!
Uncle Dennis had a great time. Amy was very flexible about our drop off and pick up times. Her response was quick. We loved the pictures. We would definitely book again.
The ONLY place I will leave my dog!! I have had countless dog sitters come into my home and have taken my dog to a few overnight facilities. I have never been comfortable while I was gone and always returned to a problem, (injured dog, damage to my house...) until finding Amy. I can now leave and not even think about my dog. I have left my dog twice with Amy in the last few months and felt completely at ease. I know my dog is getting lots of love and attention during her stay and she is safe and happy.
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they were wonderful - Stella seemed depressed for 2 days after coming home- I know she was missing the kids!!! will definitely be calling them whenever we go out of town.
Amy and her family are awesome!! Our dogs had almost constant company and we received updates everyday we were gone.... They came home almost happier and cleaner(no easy task for white dogs in Portland!) than when we left.... Are planning on using them again very soon!
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My dog had quite a fine weekend with this friendly family and their two nice, calm pugs. He lounged on the sofa and was invited to sleep on a human's bed, just like at home. He had his own little dog vacay, while we were having ours.
Our beagle had a pawsome time with Amy & her family. Amy provided updates with photos. Amy is also very responsive returning text, phone calls & emails in a timely manner. We already have our summer dog vacay book!
Amy and her family took excellent care of Sommore, as always.
I am a crazy/overprotective dog mom and very hesitant about letting just anyone watch my little guy, but I felt very comfortable when I met Amy and her family. She was great about keeping me updated the ten days that I was gone and accommodating when my flight arrived late. I would recommend her to others and will be going back myself.
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Amy,David and the kids were fabulous....They kept us informed with very sweet and thoughtful pictures and texts! The dogs came home happy and clean-no easy task living in Portland with 2 white and fluffy dogs.... We would not hesitate for a moment leaving our girls with Amy again in the future!
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Akari seemed so happy when I picked her up, so I knew she had a wonderful stay! I would definitely let her stay over again! :D
Sommore had a wonderful stay with Amy and her family! It is comforting to know that she is always taken well care of. Thanks for all that you do, Ayasha
Our dog had a great time staying here. Amy was quick to respond and sent pics. We would definitely have our dog stay here again.
Thanks for taking care of Milo. Appreciate the extra patience needed and we could tell he was very happy!
Rocco had a great day visit with amy! He is shy, but they made him feel comfortable. He especially warmed up to Amy's daughter and cuddled with her on the couch. Thank you!
Amy and her family were nothing but sweet and incredible to me and my dog Roxy. She sent me daily photo updates, and it was obvious that she was incredibly well taken care of and given tons of love and affection by every member of her family. I would have her stay there ANY time.
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This was Sommore's second stay with Amy and her family. Amy's husband greeted us from the porch, as Sommore contemplated whether or not she was going to walk up the stairs to the house (she actually ran back down the stairs after we made it to the porch). He was very accommodating and helpful with Sommore's transition.

I was pressed for time because I was headed to the airport for a business trip and my ride was waiting, realized that I left her dog treats at home (she is very finnicky), she was a little nervous and I didn't think that I provided the support that Sommore needed before I left.

I expressed my worries to Amy and she helped ease my anxiety. There wasn't ever a doubt that Sommore wouldn't be well cared for despite my worries. Again, I was please at how well Sommore was cared for.

Amy sent pictures and updates and I was happy to hear that Sommore was settled and showing some of her wonderful personality.

Thanks so much, Amy!

Ayasha
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This was Sommore's first time staying overnight and away from my family. I was a little apprehensive, but the care that Amy and her family showed during our meet-n-greet assured me that my dog would be well cared for.

The pictures and updates were awesome! Amy took great care of Sommore and I will be a continued customer.

Thank you!
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Amy was wonderful! I had a short notice request (less than 24 hours- eek!), 2 dogs (another eek!) and 1 of those on medication (yowza!) Amy responded w/i 30 minutes (might have even been less than 15) I was impressed that she got back to me so quickly as it was getting on into the late evening hours as I scrambled to get a workable plan B in place. Amy was flexible in drop off times; because of the short notice we didn't do a meet with the dogs first so at drop off time Amy took the time to introduce me to her family (including the dogs) and show me around the house/yard. I got a picture everyday with some comments- my dogs seemed to make themselves at home and having couple kids to dote on the visitors seemed keep my dogs happy. Lulu (the youngest) slept a lot on her first day back home- sign that she had a lot of fun playing. I would definitely recommend Amy -- and hope that she will have my pups back as visitors some day.
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We've had our dear little Pepper stay with Amy and her family twice now and we couldn't be happier! It is so comforting to know that Pepper is being well cared for in a home and not a kennel, receiving love, and getting to socialize more with the other doggies. We will always look to Amy first for our dog-caring needs and I recommend her highly.
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My dog had a fantastic time with Amy and her family. Amy was super responsive to any message I sent her..sometimes receiving a response seconds after I messaged her. Couldn't recommend enough!
This was the second time we had Deuce stay with Amy and her family. He was so excited to be back when we dropped him off, and tired and happy when we picked him up. Thanks again Amy!
Bogie's third visit. This time due to my surgery. What can I say... I wish I could stay there as well...... lol. EXCELLENT CARE. PLEASANT AND TRUSTWORTHY..
SECOND TIME..

I am happy to have Amy's home available. Bogie is getting on in years... (We are BOTH 70...lol) and the environment is perfect for him...He WAS, however happy to be home where he can get back to GIVING orders to me, the butler, as opposed to having a SENIOR female Pug making "suggestions" for him...LOL.
It seems to be a respectful, happy home away from home.

THANK YOU!!

PETE A
Senior Pug Staff,.
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Amy and her family took amazing care of our dog, and we could tell that she was really loved. I would definitely consider Amy's family as an amazing choice to watch over your furry family member. Thanks Amy!
Amy was wonderful with our two pugs. Her personal experience with the breed made us assured that she understood the quirks of pug care.
Her frequent communication with us was welcome. It made our vacation more worry free.

We would definitely have our dogs stay with her again.
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A very suitable place for a senior Pug... My first time thru Dog Vacay.. Pleasant family that go out of their way to keep both the pet AND the HUMAN in good care...Photo updates were most appreciated... I would not hesitate to bring Bogie there again.
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Excellent care for my pup!
Amy B. is the greatest. It gives me such peace of mind to drop Maximus off for a fun "summer camp" experience, knowing he will be loved and can share his love with resident pugs Lola and India.
So pleased that Amy and her family have been available to care for my beloved young pug, Roshi! They offer a cozy home environment with a secure backyard, and I sense that they treat all of the dogs in their care as if they were members of their own family. They have resident pugs, which is a plus, because they truly are special beings.

I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking gentle and joyful care for their companion animals!

Kindest thanks,
Paula and Roshi
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Wow It has been almost a year. I never forgot the great care you gave my dogs last September. Thank you so much, I have wanted to write a review earlier, but have never been on the computer when I remembered, sorry.
I highly recommend this lovely family to care for you beloved pups.
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Amy and her family watched Deuce while we were away for our 9 day vacation in Costa Rica. He has the best time! Deuce sleeps with us every night at home and I was worried about where he would end up sleeping there, until Amy sent me a picture of him snuggled in bed between their two little girls :) Better yet, he played so much with their three pugs that he was exhausted when we picked him up, and did nothing but sleep and snuggle with us the next few days (this was awesome because we we're exhausted too). I highly recommend using Amy and her family to watch your little buddy while you are away, we will be bringing Deuce back again for sure!
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We were nervous about leaving our new puppy pug (about 10 weeks old) with a sitter for more than a week, but on our first visit to Amy's, it was clear that our pup Tilly Jane would have a wonderful, safe time. Having a puppy around isn't easy work, but Amy and her family were very excited to care for Tilly. I know she got a lot of love and affection there, and she learned some manners from the other pugs. Photos that Amy sent us daily really helped us feel good about all the fun Tilly was having. And when we took her home, she hadn't lost any ground in potty training, even though one could expect a puppy would backslide with an interruption like this. I am very glad I stumbled on DogVacay, and even more so, that we found Amy and her family!
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Amy was a perfect host for our little dogs, Frankie and Charlie. She clearly cares for animals very much, and I recommend her highly.
Amy always does an excellent job for us. Our doggies LOVE her!!
We boarded our 4 year old pug (for the first time!) with Amy and her family last week, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. We had a meet and greet and Amy showed us the ropes. While we watched 5 happy pugs scurry around her house and jump on our laps for kisses, we knew we made the right choice.

During our trip she made the effort to send us some photos of our dog, looking snuggled and happy. This really made us feel comforted, knowing everything was going along well.

When we came back our dog was so excited to see us, and when we got home we realized he smelled so nice and fluffy he might have even gotten a bath!

We can't recommend Amy and her loving family enough if you have a pug or any other kind of dog for that matter. She was a joy and I'm sure we will be sending Gouda to her again.
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Amy and her family took excellent care of Bogey! I appreciated the daily photos of him while I was traveling, and the flexible drop off and pick up time frame.
I have two pugs that were chosen by my three kids who then grew up, moved away, and left the pugs with me. If anything ever happened to the pugs, my kids would disown me.

Amy has two pugs of her own so that was a very good sign that my two pugs would be in good hands. She has a great back yard for the pugs to run around and play; and inside the house is just as dog-friendly. My two pugs seemed to really like the big bean-bag chair and Amy even emailed a picture of them reclining there.

I can recommend Amy to any dog owner as a wonderful care-giver; even if they aren't lucky enough to be owned by pugs.

And Amy even provided me with directions to the freeway, as my GPS has given up the ghost.

So to sum up; Amy is very responsive to calls, obviously loves dogs, and will be my 'go to' care-giver in the Portland area from now on.

Thanks again, Amy.
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Amy was awesome! Her house was heaven for our puppies and we could not have been more happy with her service. How nice to go away and not worry about your pets! We will definitely use her services again in the very near future.
Felt very comfortable leaving our pugs there and knowing they'd be loved.
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