Happy Puppy Home with Lots of TLC

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Julie A.

42 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Julie's Resident Pets

Coton de Tulear
1 yr 9 mo old

Julie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Julie

19 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Consider our home, your home - a peaceful, loving retreat for your pup that needs TLC when you’re away. They won't even know you are gone!

We provide 24/7 care - meaning your pup will be with us during the day as we work from home, enjoying our fully fenced back yard for play times. Cuddling is a priority, with lots of love and TLC.

**Meet & Greets are required**
Please request a M&G before a reservation request.

Our house is small and has positive, calming energy- perfect for low key pups that need to spend quality time with a loving person. Our home is peaceful and calm, perfect for pups that need TLC. (Ex. your dog gets nervous in large crowds, would prefer a couch to camping, is on medications, special diet, etc.)
>High energy, jumpers, barkers, pullers, diggers, etc. should be in a more active home. There are many wonderful places in Dallas to do that. (Ex. If your dog loves to camp, swim in the lake, or run for an hour, they will be bored in our home.)


Our home is super pup friendly. We consider our furniture = fur-niture meaning pups are welcome to relax on any of our comfy couches, chairs, beds or the several dog beds we provide.

We specialize in pups that need TLC with 24/7 care, and nervous parents too. Your baby is our baby, rest assured.

We completely understand communication is important and we can do as much as you need so you can relax. Daily pics and text updates and emails, as well as FaceTime and Skype are always available. We will provide whatever you need to make you feel comfortable so you can enjoy your time away from your pup.

Toys are abundant, and respectful playtime is encouraged and supervised.

Our large backyard is fully gated, secure and safe, and always monitored for a fun, frolic and nosey investigation.

Casual, short daily walks are included and we are cognizant of temperatures and puppy paws. Rest assured light exercise will be scorch free.

We’ve been a foster home for rescue pups the last 10 years so we know what it’s like to take extra special care of your 4 legged sons and daughters.

We hope you consider us for a Meet & Greet soon!

A Meet & Greet* is required before any reservation is accepted. We want to make sure your pup is as happy here as we are. We love dogs and want you to consider our home, your home to your pups.

For Meet & Greets, we like to walk around the block first and get acquainted before we play off leash in the house and backyard. This really helps the pups get acquainted and puts everyone at ease. Consider it a play date for your pups.

Please note:

Only dog/people friendly pups please. This is our home, and we strive for a low key, TLC environment.

Only spayed/neutered pups that are up to date on all vaccinations. A copy of their record will be required.

All pups must be on prescription strength flea, tick, mosquito preventative (ex. Advantix II, Frontline, Vectra, etc). An itchy pup is a miserable pup.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Julie A.

42 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Julie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Daycare At Julie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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42 Reviews
Julie is such a wonderful host and really put up with this crazy dog mom. We didn't think to bring Naicha some clothes and Julie was so kind and lent some of Poppy's clothes for Naicha to wear. She really cares and takes care of him. We look forward to boarding Naicha with her again.
Our puppy had so much fun! Julie and Poppy really know how to take good care of him! He can't wait to go back and see them again next month!
Julie and Poppy were so awesome! Our very particular dog had a great time and came home exhausted from playing. Julie loves dogs and was very sweet with our dog. She has a dog-friendly home, but wants to be sure that your pet is comfortable before coming for a stay. I want to take my dog over more often because she truly came home happy!
Julie was great! The dogs seemed very happy and relaxed when we picked them up. We were stuck in an airport overnight and Julie did not hesitate to keep the dogs an extra night for us. We would definitely use Julie again
Julie is absolutely the best!!! This past weekend was the first time I had heard of or ever used DogVacay. Leaving my older Pekingese, Buddha, with her over Memorial Day Weekend felt like leaving him at the home of a trusted friend rather than a boarding experience. She specializes in senior dogs and special needs, so her home has a very calming environment, which is just perfect if you have a pup that doesn't have excess energy or a need to romp and play all day. Her backyard is a great size for the dogs as well, and her beautiful gentle giant, Hamish, is such a sweetie!!
She sent pictures of my pup to me over the weekend and let me know how he was doing, and when I picked him up she gave me several insights into his behavior and little quirks that she noticed about him (things that us as owners often overlook!) which made the experience even more special, and proves that she gives each dog individualized attention and care...you just can't beat that! I highly recommend Julie!!
As always - Julie and Hamish are outstanding. My little Noodle gets nervous normally when he isn't with me, but not when I tell him he is going to see Miss Julie and Mr. Hamish. His tail starts wagging and he is excited to spend time with them.
Being an only child, my little guy is a bit of a prima donna...Julie handles him well. She does a great job communicating with me on a regular basis. It makes me feel great knowing that he is so well cared for when I am gone.
RIca is always so spoiled by Julie and Hamish every time she goes to visit! She gets so much personalized attention and love. I wouldn't trust rica with anyone else!
Wonderful as always! Julie is fabulous and our dog loves her!
Thank you Julie for taking such great care of Capri. You are truly kind and very caring toward me and Capri.
Julie is a caring and conscientious person who clearly loves dogs. Although our Duffy (10 year old Bichon Frise) is a new guest, Julie already intuitively understands her personality. Duffy loves hanging out with Hamish, Julie's senior Great Dane. We have total peace of mind leaving Duffy in Julie's care.
Leaving our girl with Julie gives us peace of mind that she is safe and well taken care of. That's not something you can put a price on.
Julie is our go-to person
Julie and Hamish are great, we have used them exclusively to watch our great dane and she loves it there. Julie is our go-to person if we need to find accomodation for our girl.
we are more than slightly obsessed with our toy aussie pup, Penny, so leaving her is always hard but Julie makes it *so* much easier on us. Penny gets tons of love and attention from Julie, who also keeps us up to date with photos & texts along with a letter recapping Penny's stay at the end. Penny loves Julie's sweet great dane Hamish & usually Julie has another pup there for P to play with too- she limits the number she'll keep at any one time so everyone gets lots of individual attention which I appreciate. Julie takes care of Penny as if she were her own - we won't leave her with anyone else!!
Julie is kind and intuitive with her canine guests. Our little Duffy had a great time! Julie offers a calm, caring home for your dog.
Our dog, Tracy, always has fun with Julie!
Jule was wonderful! It was great for my dane to be around another dane, and she made sure everyone got along. In addition, she gave me some great tips on smoothing the transition from rescue to permanent home. Thanks, Julie!
Tracy had a wonderful time again with Julie. She is just great!
Julie is awesome. My dog Noodle gets nervous when I go out of town, but with her (and Hamish's) patience and calm manner he quickly adjusted to staying there and had a good time with them. Julie makes a point to let you know every day how your furry bundle of joy is doing which helped me to relax knowing he was in great hands (and paws)!
Our dog, Tracy, had a great time at Julie's place! Julie kept in touch with us and we will definitely let Tracy have another sleep-over at Julie's!
Julie is awesome, Joey is so happy there. Wouldn't consider anyone else to care for him.
Julie is the VERY BEST! If you are looking for a Dog Sitter for any length of time, I would highly recommend Julie. Capri, my one year old Coton de Tulear, goes everywhere with me. She is my only dog and gets all my attention. I went on a 11 day cruise therefore I could not take her. Before the trip, I spent three weeks researching every possible option for Capri. I felt Julie was my best option. Julie sent me emails and pictures throughout my trip to let me know how Capri was doing. She gave Capri lots of attention and loved on her just like she was her own dog. Julie also continued to reassure me and comfort me while I was away. Julie surpassed all of my expectations and I will only use her.
My dog Stanley seemed to love it here; I got daily updates of him and how he was doing. I have no doubt he was very well taken care of.
I have never seen Rica come back from a pet vacation so happy! She seemed right at home with Julie. Julie sent lots of pictures and gave sweet updates on Rica every day. This will definitely be Rica's home away from home! I feel so blessed to have found someone so wonderful to take care of my precious pup!
Julie was a great host for Molly. she was willing to take her last minute and in spite of the fact that she had a house full of dogs, Molly was so well taken care of! Thanks so much, we will be sure to be back in touch for another visit.
Julie has been great! She really spent some time getting to know us and the dogs on our meet and greet, and has been very communicative and flexible during the stay. She has sent us a bunch of pictures and I can tell they're getting spoiled and love the attention! She lives in a very cute neighborhood and has a great little backyard as well. Would definitely use her again!
This was Roxy's second stay with Julie and is was just as awesome as the first! She also accepted my reservation extremely last minute which was a big help! Definately recommending Julie and will be using her again :)
This was the second stay with Miss Julie for my 4 month old puppy, Darby. I know my little lady is at a difficult age - chewing, jumping, running, peeing, and generally ignoring every command. Julie was incredible and took everything in stride. I know at a regular kennel my pup would probably send a whole lot of time alone in a crate, and I am so grateful to Julie for her personal level of care with Darby. Julie loves dogs and I feel so lucky to have her to help me with my puppy as she going through a difficult puppy stage!
Julie was AMAZING- she hosted our little one, Penny, for a whole week while we were on vacay and showed her the BEST time. She kept us updated with photos and emails to let us know how Penny was doing and shared a recap with us when we picked her up. After a bad experience boarding Penny a few months ago it was GREAT to leave knowing she was in a loving home where she would get all of the attention she demands and be loved on. She was bummed to leave her new friends Julie & Hammish and can't wait to go back!
Julie was AWESOME! She (and Hamish) welcomed my Roxy into her home. She kept me posted on things Roxy did through picture messages at the least once a day but usually more. She was also flexible with pick up and drop off times because as we all know when traveling, itineraries can change. The most important thing was that she assured me after the meet and greet that Roxy would be fine while I was out of town even though I was extremely nervous leaving her. Overall, she was just great and I would recommend her AND DogVacay to anyone looking for an alternative to boarding their pet. Thanks so much Julie!!
Julie was a fantastic host! Very easy to coordinate with and I was confident that my dog was in great hands in a dog friendly, comfortable home for her stay. Would definitely recommend her and hope to use her again!
Julie was AWESOME! I have never left my sweet boy Jaeger with anyone besides close family, but after relocating from Chicago to Dallas, I discovered Julie. She sent me plenty of pictures and notes to let me know how Jaeger was doing each and every day. She even skyped with me one night so I could see Jaeger and how happy he was. She was responsive anytime day or night to my texts/calls. Jaeger showed zero signs of stress and was 100% happy at Julie's. I will be using Julie any and every time I need someone to watch Jaeger, she made my vacation much more enjoyable and worry free!
Our 14 year old Border Collie, Jordan, just returned from a 2 week vacation with Julie and her Great Dane, Hamish. Julie really has a soft spot for senior pups, and she happily took care of all Jordan's needs, including picking up a prescription from the vet when she wasn't feeling well. We received daily pictures and updates on how she was doing. Jordan came home happy, relaxed, and showing none of the signs of stress that I know a traditional kennel would have caused her. It was such a relief to go on vacation knowing that our senior citizen was in a place where she was so well loved and so well taken care of. I would highly recommend Julie and Hamish. She went above and beyond our expectations. Thanks again for giving Jordan such a great home while we were away.
JULIE IS AMAZING! You will not regret booking with her! My Darby was only 11 weeks old when she stayed with Miss Julie for 2 days. I was not sure how it would go, given that a puppy is so much work, but Julie exceeded any possible expectations I had. She was an excellent caretaker and paid closer attention to her than I do! I received constant photo updates from Julie and notes about what Darby was doing. I was comforted to know that Julie paid so much attention to my pup, but she also was considerate enough to keep me updated! A completely unexpected bonus - "Darby" wrote me a letter with pictures of what she did on vacation! Darby and I both love Julie and we will be back soon!
Csinszka had a great time with Julie and her dane Hamish. Julie was great in following up with us and providing frequent updates on Csinszka's vacay with them. Highly recommend Julie and we look forward to using her again.

Julie had a great house with plenty of room to play and comfortable couches and doggie beds to sleep. She also has a secured yard for Csinszka to run around in. I'm sure she will miss her time with Julie & Hamish.
Julie was great with my little dog and seemed to ensure he got along as best he could with other dogs and visitors. Everything went smoothly with drop-off and pickup, and the photo updates were cute. We would be happy leaving Hank with Julia again in the future.
We were very pleased with this site and with our host. We had to find someone to watch our dog Shiloh last minute and we did not want to take him to a boarding kennnel. We found Julie and she was a great host. she responded promptly to our request and I was able to meet with us before we made a decision. It was obvious that she loves dogs and she asked questions about Shiloh to make sure she was the right fit for him. She send me txts and pictures to let me know how he was doing. Shiloh had a a great time and seemed to feel right at home. I would totally consider using Julie again to take care of our Shiloh.
Julie and Hamish took great care of my two small females, Bouncer and Bella. I love the fact that they had so much freedom in the house and were able to play in a yard! We don't have a yard here at home so that was very important to me. Bouncer is a lap dog but she doesn't get the chance to sit in my lap much here at home so I was pleased to know that Julie loved having her on her lap while she worked. Both of them take daily medication and have fussy meal habits - Julie took it all in stride and made sure they were well taken care of. She even gave me a great suggestion about using heavier leashes while walking my dogs. I did, and the response has been positive, much less pulling and straining. I'm very happy with Julie and look forward to using her again in the near future. Thanks Julie!
Julie was wonderful! She really went above and beyond to make everything as easy for Delta (Our female lab mix) as possible. We were kept updated on how she was doing each day with emails and photos. She has a nice backyard which is a great bonus. Highly recommended!
Julie is now Aunt Julie to my Kona! She was so excitied to go back and really enjoys being able to interact with Hamish and has a backyard to run around in! And again, Julie was so flexible with my schedule, its a blessing I've found her!
Julie was absolutely wonderful!! Within even just a few seconds of meeting, I knew I could trust her with my Kona baby! She was so willing to work with my last minute schedule and plane delays; and she was so responsive to my emails checking in! I really appreciated her sending photos since it was the first time I've ever left Kona with someone other than family. The pictures she sent were so cute of her Hammish and my Kona just lounging around together. She is a dog lover and I felt so great knowing that Kona was getting all of the attention that she does at home there while I was away. I plan on using Julie every time in the future that I need a puppy-sitter! Thanks Julie! You are awesome!!!!!!!!!
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