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Lindsay D.

28 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 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

Lindsay's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
9 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Lindsay's House

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

About Lindsay

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are pet parents to a dog and cats who are spayed/neutered and up to date on all shots and preventative medications. They love playing with new friends in our large fully fenced-in backyard. With a 3-bedroom split floorplan home, we also have plenty of space for guests who may need their own private place. There are lots of dog beds to go around! We live in a quiet subdivision with plenty of sidewalks for a leisurely stroll or hearty jaunt, depending on the wishes of your fur baby. We work only a few miles from home so we are able to check in during lunch and are usually home early to insure no one is left alone for long periods of time. While we work during the week, we can provide 24 hour supervision on weekends and most holiday breaks.

We understand that pets are part of the family and will treat your pet as our own, with plenty of love and attention. We understand that each animal is unique, with his/her own needs and strive to provide the best individual care possible. We limit the number of dogs for each visit to insure everyone is safe and comfortable. We can accommodate more dogs once we get to know your pet and we offer a multi-pet discount upon request.

We understand how stressful and expensive it can be to find the right place for your pet. To insure the comfort and safety of your pets and ours we ask that your pet is current with his/her vaccinations and preventative medications before visiting and that matured pets are spayed/neutered. We also require setting up a free meet and greet to make sure we are the right fit before booking. A short visit will give our pets the chance to interact and give us the chance to discuss any questions or concerns. Last minute bookings are welcome, contingent on a successful introduction upon arrival.

If you would rather I come to you, I have several years of experience as an in-home pet sitter, including overnights, and can provide excellent references if requested.

We look forward to meeting you and your pet!
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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
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Lindsay D.

28 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lindsay's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Lindsay's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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28 Reviews
Awesome experience! We were able to coordinate the boarding very last minute thanks to Lindsay's immediate response. They LOVE dogs and take great care of them. House has a huge backyard. Lindsay took the time to text us and even send us pics about our dog's fun time with them.
We would use their services again any day! Thanks Lindsay, Matt, sweet Sabre & Roosevelt =)
This is the second time we have went back to Lindsay to watch our dog Jack. She is really great with dogs and we didn't worry about Jack at all. He had a blast the first visit and had a good time this Christmas as well. It is good having a trustworthy pet sitter that we can count on.
We left our 4 month old puppy with Lindsay. It was his first time away from us for any extended period of time. She was great! She let us come over a few weeks before just so our little guy could get acquainted with her home and her dogs. She'd send daily updates with pictures while we were away. We had a great, fun and relaxing trip away and so did our Benji. We definitely would recommend Lindsay to anyone who wants a reliable, trust worthy and friendly dog sitter!
Lindsay was great with my cats. She took the time to meet before and go over everything. She confirmed everything again before I left. She sent a photo while she was there. She even brought a package into the house that she didn't have to do. Will definitely use her in the future.
Great attention was given to Vegas and he came back one happy dog! Thank you!
I'm pretty particular on how my dogs are treated and fed and I don't worry about this when they're with Lindsay. When we first met I gave her a two page list of "directions" and she completely understood.

I have two old dogs (12 and 9) who need daily medication and Lindsay didn't bat an eye when I mentioned it. When my dogs are with her I don't worry about them, it's great. She sends daily texts and photos on how they're doing and what they've been doing. The photos have included: spending time outside in the yard, going for walks, eating approved treats, and taking naps (old dogs nap a lot).

She's easy and quick to schedule with and she's excellent at communication. I'm so glad I found her.

Though this is my first review of Lindsay, my dogs have stayed with her twice so far. Once for three nights and another for five nights. She and her family are genuinely nice people.
I'd give Lindsay D six stars if I could. Very easy to work with, very conscientious and attentive, and an obvious dog lover. We will definitely call on her again.
Lindsay was a pleasure to work with. We were traveling from Alabama and Lindsay was accommodating to our drop off and pick up times.
She sent pictures daily of our dog, Jaeger. We knew that she would take great care of him.
We would definitely take our dog to Lindsay again.
It truly is nice to feel that your dog will be safe and happy while you are away. Thanks Lindsay for a wonderful experience.
Outstanding! A great experience for our three dogs. This was the first time they had ever been boarded. Lindsay sent us frequent texts and photos, which was very reassuring. We have already booked with her again!
Lindsay was an outstanding host and she was an excellent sitter for our four year old Hound-Mix, Bo! My husband and I were on vacation and we needed a reliable person to watch Bo while we visited Ginnie Springs and the Ichnetucknee River. Bo was well cared for by Lindsey. We were able to enjoy swimming and hiking while Bo was in a loving, safe environment. Lindsey was very knowledgeable about dogs and she was very personable as well. Bo enjoyed visiting with her two dogs and Lindsey made sure he was walked and even allowed Bo to explore her large, backyard. We appreciated the pictures she sent to us of Bo exploring her backyard and on his walk. We look forward to using Lindsey's services again when we visit Gainesville, Florida.
As any dog owner would know leaving a pet with anyone can be traumatic for not only the owner but the dog. I was in need of a sitter for my 12 year old dachshund, frankly it was my last resort. I have never left my dog in a kennel or with someone I didn't know but on this occasion I had no choice. I was impressed with Lindsay's homepage and reviews so I took a chance. She responded to all of my emails in less than 5 minutes. She suggested we have a meet-and-greet to see if my dog would be comfortable in Lindsay's surroundings. It's clear when you enter the home that she is a true dog lover and would never hurt any animal. From her 2 friendly dogs to the beagle portrait on the wall it was a dog friendly environment. I could clearly see Mattie (my dog) was comfortable and could sense this was a safe place. Lindsay is always smiling and willing to play, or cuddle with the dogs. After the meet and greet I had no hesitation in allowing my dog to vacay at her residence. Lindsay requires some paperwork but it asks all the appropriate questions. What I liked most, she asks how many updates would you like concerning your pet. I requested 2 a day and they were provided via text message with photos. Based on my interaction with Lindsay I felt very comfortably leaving Mattie. I would give Lindsay my highest recommendation and would refer her service to anyone. Mattie looks forward to his next vacay at Aunt Lindsay's. :-)
Lindsay is AWESOME!

We just moved and have been concerned about where our dog would stay.

Lindsay met with us and our pet and explained everything to us.

We left our dog Cali with Lindsay for a weekend and everything went Perfectly.

Easy drop-off, Lindsay texted us pictures and updates, Easy Pickup.

Our dog seemed very happy when we picked her up.

I can't recommend Lindsay enough.

5 stars!!
Love her! My dog, Kona felt right at home with her.
And as the parent, I could not ask for anyone else better. Lindsay sent pictures reassuring is that she was the best person for our needs and Kona.
I will be using her again.
Lindsay, once again thanks for your personal touch and kindness to our Kona.
Lindsay was very accommodating and kept me updated on Max! Very happy with how everything went.
Lindsay took great care of my 7 month old puppy! He had the time of his life, and was well-supervised. She sent many pictures of him playing and texts throughout the weekend without me having to ask. I plan to leave my dog with her again in the future! I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Lindsay was awesome! I have one very shy dog that Lindsay was able to work with. She was very responsive & even sent me pics while I was gone.
She did a good job keeping me updated and I got in late no problem had to go to FEMA class
Lindsay was THE most awesome dogsitter ever! Our dogsitter cancelled on us last minute and Lindsay happily helped us out even on such short notice. She took extra measures to make sure that our husky felt comfortable and happy. Our dog was pampered and loved while we were on vacation. Lindsay also sent us daily updates and pictures. We will definitely be using her again for our next out of town vacay.
Lindsay was absolutely amazing! Both my dog and I have major separation anxiety from each other and she was sure to text me pictures and updates multiple times a day to ensure me aspen was doing great. Her two dogs are super sweet and she does a meet and greet to make sure everybody gets alone which I think is super important. If you let lindsay watch your dogs you can go on vacation knowing they will be not only fine but super happy and it will be a vacation for your dog as well.
I had absolutely no concerns leaving my new puppy with Lindsay. She is experienced and caring and my pup was happy to go back. Truly exceptional care was provided for a very young puppy still experiencing everything new for the first time. Much soothing and outdoor breaks included! Thank you for the peace of mind and safe environment. Would certainly recommend.
This was a last minute booking on a Saturday morning, and I was worried we were not going to be able to find anyone to watch our Dog. Luckily we ran across Lindsay D's profile and sent a message. She messaged us back and with the hour we were on our way for a meet and greet. After booking we received numerous text and pic updates of our boy enjoying the large fenced in back yard and of him playing with other dogs as well!!
Lindsay was so awesome and nice to us. They took care of our baby and she was so thrilled when she came home.

Our dog is still fairly new to us, so it was nice to have her socialized with other people and other animals.

Lindsay sent us pictures every day and updates on the status of our dog. She got walks and lots of time outside and playing with other dogs. If anything, she was more friendly and less shy by the time she came back home.
Lindsay is awesome!!! She kept us informed of how our pups were doing during their stay and was very patient with them.
She sent us updates and pictures, making us feel so comfortable about how they were doing
I definitely recommend her & will definitely be using her services again.
Lindsay watched Kiki for 5 weeks while I was out of country and did a GREAT job of keeping him company and updating me on his status. I can't thank her enough for her care and concern while I was away :)
Highly recommended! Lindsay was very attentive to the needs of my dogs, as one has a minor leg injury that needed to be monitored. I was very comfortable after talking to Lindsay that she would follow my instructions to the letter. She welcomed my pups into their home and treated them like family. She sent daily updates. This was the first boarding experience in which my more anxious dog wasn't frantic when we returned. I will certainly be using Lindsay's services again! In fact, I'm going to be booking another reservation shortly!
My family and I went out of state for 7 days, during the week of xmas, and left our dogs with Lindsay. Lindsay sent us pictures and updates of the dogs everyday and even bought them xmas presents. We ran into bad weather and our flight was postponed for two days. When I called Lindsay to tell her we will not be making it home, she said NO PROBLEM, we will keep the dogs and you just worry about getting your family home safe. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend sending your animals to Lindsay's house.
Lindsay was really nice and made me feel comfortable about leaving my puppy there for 10 days even though he needed meds. She sent me text updates with pictures everyday while I was away. Her dogs are really sweet and gentle; Rene made friends with them quickly! I would highly recommend her for anyone looking for a sitter!
Lindsay was an amazing pet sitter. It was as if our dog Jack really was on vacation. She sent cute photos and texted his status often which really made us feel comfortable about his happiness and able to enjoy our vacation. Best of all, we know our Jack now has three new friends from staying with Lindsay and her doggies. He came back happy and healthy and we will be sure to contact her again for all our pet sitting needs! She really understands how dogs behave and took exceptional care of our fur baby.
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