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Esther R.

101 Reviews
53 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • Responds within 20 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Esther's House

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

About Esther

32 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Situated in the heart of Las Colinas, just minutes away from any gate at D/FW Airport, you couldn’t find a safer and more secure environ for your four-legged children than at Happy Tails of Las Colinas. In fact, we would venture to say that your pet will have a more enjoyable vacation than you.

Your pet will fit right in; whether it’s for a long walk by the lake, daily exercise in our large fenced-in backyard, playtime in the park just outside our front door, or just lounging around on a comfortable chair or couch.

As a shelter volunteer for over 15 years and a foster home for countless dogs in need, you can have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is in capable hands.

I currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

Check us out and you will see why every guest that stays at Happy Tails of Las Colinas has a “Tail Wagging” great time!

***PLEASE NOTE : Normal drop-off and pick-up times are between 7AM - 6PM / 7 days a week. A late charge of $10.00 additional may apply .

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Esther R.

101 Reviews
53 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 17, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Esther's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Esther's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
101 Reviews
We absolutely love Esther and I don't know what I would do without her. We have been with Esther for almost two years and every time Chuy stays with her I know he is in the best hands possible. Chuy is treated as part of the family and Esther always keeps me updated w/ pictures and notes. When I drop off Chuy, he is so excited to see Esther and when I pick him up he is so happy and I know he's had tons of love.Thank you Esther! You are truly Chuy's second mama!
The peace of mind that Esther has given me in the last 3 years is wonderful. I don't worry about Tank, my mini doxie, when I am gone. Tank is walked regularly, plays outside more than I let him, is loved, cuddled and in general is spoiled rotten. He loves going to Esther & Stan's and never wants to come home when I pick him up. They have a beautiful, clean and neat house. I can tell that Esther loves all of our fur babies.
I have reviewed Esther many times and it never changes, the care and love she gives Tank are amazing. When I pick him up he doesn't want to leave and I take a sad faced dog home. Esther assures that all dogs get along and watches carefully to make sure that they treat each other with respect. Tank was very fearful when he started going to Esther's almost three years ago but she has helped socialize him and make him a better dog. Tank gets along with all of Esther's clients, Winston, Bailey, Duffy and many others.
Thank my lucky stars the day we met Esther! Our beloved english bulldog has a home away from home - and Winston just loves going to see Esther. Esther provides the best in care and attention for Winston when we cannot be with him. Looking back - Winston has visited Esther over 15 times dating back several years.

From drop off and pick up coordination, to the details of making Winston feel at home and caring for his needs - ( walks, sleeping arrangements, food and daily habits ) Esther makes sure that your routines and priorities are managed well.

Note - plan well because Esther books up early and fast! She is the preferred care giver for many including ourselves. We rest easy knowing Winston is with Esther whenever we have to be out of town.

You cannot ask for better!
Esther was wonderful with my Rottweiler Valor. Valor loved her time spent with Esther and we are already planning our next trip!!! I will tell everyone I know how great Esther is!!! Thanks for taking such good care of my fur baby and showing her a good time!!!
I have reviewed Esther so many times, I feel like I am just repeating how wonderful she is with my baby Tank. He is treated wonderfully, while under her care. I love the pictures she sends me, it lets me see my baby while I am gone. Esther has been a blessing in my life. Tank has been staying with her for e years and I am hoping for at least 10 more years of her loving care.
Esther is Pawsome! It was my lucky day when I found DogVacay and then found Esther. She is always willing to take Tank into her home and treat him as if he was her dog. I use Esther approximately once a month and there is no better person than her to take care of my baby. If he needs his heartworm medication, she gives it to him, if he needs to go for a walk, she takes him for a walk. Her backyard is perfect for Tank to run and play.
I forgot to do my review for Tank's visit in August. As usual Esther was amazing. She treats my baby as if he were her own dog. She is amazing with dogs, knows how to care for them and love them just as we the owners do. I love her and Stan and would never leave my little boy with anyone else.
Esther was wonderful with our baby Ruby! We really appreciated the pics and video she sent while we were away. That was reassuring that everything was going fantastic. Her back yard is very secure and large for Ruby to run and play. She also was dog sitting another dog during part of the stay so my dog got to make a friend.
Thanks Esther... We will be in touch!
Esther & Stan were great with Bailey. I will always use them from now on. Bailey had a great time & Esther kept shooting me pics while I was gone. Everybody should use Esther & Stan, they were awesome!!!
This is the second time Lyric stayed at Esther's house. When we went to pick Lyric he does not want to come back. That shows how much he liked staying there. Esther is the best!
Esther is awesome. I am so glad she can take care of my 12 year old golden. He loves her and loves staying there. He gets to play with other dogs. She takes great care of him.
Highly Recommend!
We've found a wonderful home-away-from-home with Esther. We knew she was a tremendous care-giver from the moment we met. Ranger had a fabulous vacay at her home and she kept us posted with wonderful photos and updates our entire trip.
We will definitely be back when we can find a time that she isn't already booked ??.
Susie & Patrick
I'm so glad I found Esther! I feel very comfortable leaving my dog in her care. He has fun and is able to get much needed play time and exercise.
Esther is simply amazing, she is very loving and caring person. Excellent experience for us and to our one year old boy Lyric.
I already reviewed this but I would've happy to repeat . I was very pleased with Tesss's care while staying with Ester , she keeps in contact to let me know how she is doing , which I really appreciate and gives her quality care .
I take my dog to Esther for daycare on a regular basis. Ether provides individualized care for my dog (i.e., walks, playtime, treats) that he did not receive while he was in doggie day care. Also my dog comes home just as clean as when I dropped him off.
Esther was a wonderful host and took great care of Max. She also updated me and sent pictures!
Esther is kind and considerate and obviously loves dogs. Our Duffy is a bit of a pill -- a dominant personality 12 year-old Bichon Frise. She is fundamentally sweet but can get grumpy with younger dogs. Esther "got" Duffy straight away and had procedures in place so that the doggie introductions went smoothly. She sent us pictures every day and was very flexible with us when our plans changed a bit. The setting is great with a fenced backyard and Esther is almost always there.
I would highly recommend Esther to other dog owners. Thanks Esther!
As always, Kenzie loves her time at Esther's. Couldn't ask for a better care giver for Kenzie while we are away.
Every time we leave our Martin with Esther, we know he is in for a great stay. She always knows who will be good playmates and how to introduce them for everyone's comfort. From the moment we turn the corner to her house, Martin is always so excited to be there and see Esther. He comes home exhausted from all the fun and playtime with his friends. We really appreciate Esther and always look forward to the times Martin gets to visit.
Well Esther when I picked up Tank he cried all of the way home. He didn't want to leave you and he misses you alot. He is better now but because he has such fun with all of his friends at your place it is hard to come back to a house where he is the only fur child. Your care, concern and love for Tank mean so much to me. You know we will be seeing you as soon as my surgery is over and I am traveling again.
Esther is, without a doubt, our favorite caregiver for Winston. It's almost like he has more fun there than with us....which while wonderful - should give anyone pause...and speak volumes. She and Stan are the best! My only regret is when she is booked - so if I were you I'd plan early, and book fast.
Bailey always has a wonderful time staying with Esther. We feel lucky to have Esther as Bailey's home away from home. :) Thank you!
My husband and I had to go out of town for nearly a week - and hadn't ever left our two dogs with a non-family member before. We were naturally nervous to leave them for the first time in a while - but they were in great hands.

Esther sent us pictures and updates on their personalities and activities daily, which was great! We loved seeing the pictures of them playing outside, hanging out inside, etc. She is also very intuitive on their very different personalities.

When we went to pick them up one of our dogs did laps all around her house for several minutes, and I'm pretty sure she wasn't quite ready to leave. :)

We honestly couldn't have left our pups in better hands. We are confident she gave them even more attention then we can ever give, which helps make us at ease when we have to leave them again. in the future.
Another great stay for my dog at Esther's house. Stan and Esther are so welcoming and experienced with dogs it's really comforting for me when I travel. She is great with sending updates and pictures regularly during the stay. Their home is dog friendly and they have a nice backyard for dog play. Thanks Esther and Stan. See you again soon for sure.
I love Esther and Stan. Esther is so wonderful with Tank. When I picked him up earlier this afternoon he didn't want to go home. He loves being at Esther's home and he loves her and Stan. He gets to play outside in their beautiful yard, and he gets to play with other dogs. Esther is very careful to make sure that all of the dogs get along with each other and play nice with each other. To Tank it is a vacation, filled with play and good times, to be with Esther.
Esther is amazing with dogs! We left our Buddy boy with her for over 2 weeks while we were out of the country. This was his first time away from home since we adopted him about 10 month ago. Although we were a little worried at first about leaving him "alone", the countless cute pictures and updates Esther sent us daily put us at ease. Buddy made a lot of doggy friends and altogether had a blast! We highly recommend Esther!
Esther is the best!
As usual Esther was amazing. She is a one of a kind dog sitter. I refuse to use anyone else. My fur child, Tank, just loves Esther and Stan. They both spoil him and he really doesn't want to come home when it is time. It is so comforting to know that my baby is in such capable and qualified hands with Esther. I am being serious when I say that if Esther didn't take care of Tank, I wouldn't be taking any vacations.
I trust Esther completely with Teddy! Everytime I say her name, he gets so excited! She's extremely knowledgeable and passionate about dogs. We love Esther!!
Excellent experience!!,
Chuy's visit with Esther was awesome as usual. She is amazing with her dogs and she really is Chuy's second mom. He loves going over and I know when he's with her, he's safe and getting lots of love and attention. And she gets the best photos of him! I feel very lucky to have found her. Thank you, Esther!
As always, Kenzie had a wonderful time with Esther. She updated us on how Kenzie was doing while staying with her and we very much appreciated that extra touch.
My dog had another great stay with Esther. Their home and fenced yard are dog friendly. Esther and Stan are great people and great hosts. My dog is a regular here and I will be booking him with them again very soon.
Esther has been beyond amazing with us and Bella! We truly felt comfortable since our meet and greet and appreciated all the love and time she has spent with Bella. Highly recommended if you are looking for a person who genuinely cares. Thank you so much Esther , until next time!!
Another great daycare stay with Esther! It's amazing how she knows just what to do to make a mix of pups have a great time. A short walk together introduced our Martin to another dog staying with Esther and made them best friends. We always know he is in great hands when he stays with Esther.
Esther is great, she has definitely put my mind at ease when away from our little guy! She is so thoughtful and attentive. I was very excited that she sent me a mid day message about Titus. Will continue taking him to stay with her!
After being turned down by another happy tails doggie care in town, I felt so lucky to find Esther from DogVacay, and Esther responded to my initial inquiry almost immediately. Not enough words can say how happy my dogs were with Esther and how grateful I felt during my vacation without taking them with us.
Esther is super
Efficient - She responded to all my emails within a couple hours.
Organized - She sent me daily updates with lots of happy dogs pictures.
Understanding - She patiently read all details I sent to her regarding the two spoiled little babies.
Accepting - One of my dogs is super active and bossy and she's been sent home by more than one doggie cares. Knowing that, Esther welcomed her and her brother with no hesitation.
Experienced - She knows very well how to handle two big, often overly excited dogs. She noticed one dog's excessive scratching, suggested he might be allergic to something which was later confirmed by the Vet.
Loving - I could tell from our first Meet and Greet, that Esther loves my dogs (or any dogs). She quickly saw the non-obvious personality of each dog, like the bossy girl being very obedient and sweet, and the gentle boy being stubborn sometime.
We definitely will come back! Thank you, Esther!
Esther is so great , she really knows how to take good care of her "guests"
I can't imagine where I would keep my pup without Esther. Both her and Stan have been simply amazing and saying 'thank you' just doesn't seem like enough. For those of us that feel like are dogs ARE part of our family, there is simply no other place where I feel comfortable leaving my dog.
It's obvious how much they love dogs and treat this so much more than just a 'business'.
Both I and 'Manny' look forward to many more visits in the future :)
We had another great visit w/ Esther! I absolutely love leaving Chuy w/ her and I always know he's getting lots of love and attention. Esther is also really good at disciplining him. He is only 6 months old and still needs lots of direction on the do's and don'ts of doggie life. I also get great pics while he is with her, which is not only lots of fun but also very comforting. Thanks Esther! See you again soon.
Kenzie always loves her time with Esther. Esther takes great care of her boarders and we really appreciate how much she pampers Kenzie. Thanks again Esther and sorry for the late post.
Hi Esther and Stan, As usual Tank did not want to come home with his Momma, he would much rather stay with Esther and Stan. He loves them so much and he is treated like a little prince and spoiled rotten.
Fantastic as always! Teddy had lots of fun with his new friend at Esther's. Esther even sent me pictures of them playing! Highly recommend.
Kenzie loves her time at Esther's house which really makes our time away more enjoyable.
Esther takes amazing care of my fur child, Tank. When I pick him up he pouts for at least 24 hours about having to leave Esther and Stan. I will not take Tank to anyone but Esther. I hope she will be available every time I need her.
AWESOME! We used this service last spring and could not have been more pleased. Esther is fantastic! Our dog, Stella, was still a puppy and she was given freedom to roam and play in the backyard and plenty of attention!
Our Maxx stayed with Ester while we were visiting family for 9 days. She was great. Her home is pet proof, the yard is big and clean. She and her husband love dogs and that is evident in the love and care they provide to they dogs they sit for. She sent us pictures everyday along with an email or text about how he was doing and his activities. We love her and will for sure be asking her to watch over Maxx again next time we travel.
Harley had another great stay with Esther! She got plenty of play time, belly rubs and love!
Always comforting to know our baby is with Esther! He loves spending time with his "extended family"!
Shiloh had another fantastic stay with Esther! I know he is happy and well taken care of when he is there. Thanks Esther!
As usual my dog's stay with Esther and Stan was great. They are terrific in caring for multiple dogs but also giving your dog specific attention and love. Their home is dog friendly and the yard is great for outdoor fun. Thank you Esther and Stan.
Esther did a fantastic job, just as before. We got frequent pictures showing us how much fun Lula was having with her playmates, and she even went above and beyond to pick up some extra supplies for us. Very easy to coordinate drop off and pick up with. Will definitely have her stay here again and would highly recommend her to anyone.
Our pup Martin spent a very Happy Valentine's Day with Esther and Stan and made new friends. After our Meet-n-Greet, we knew he would be in excellent hands. Esther knows dogs so well, and it is obvious how much she loves them all. It is great to have such a great home-away-from-home for Martin!
Esther and her husband are just the very best!!! They are sooo loving and take such good care of my dog. I recommend Esther %100. She sent us pictures and kept us updated her entire stay.
Every visit with Esther is great. Our dogs always have great time. She is very professional and loving to dogs. Highly recommended!
We did a 'meet and greet' with Esther and that went really well. I then left my puppy with Esther while we were on vacation and she and her husband, Stan, were amazing. My puppy was very well taken care of and I got pictures on each day that he was with Esther. I felt very comfortable and did not have any worries while we were away. When I picked him up, he was so happy and I could tell that he had a great time. Also, I saw Esther with other dogs as well as mine and she is very good with them when it comes to discipline. She knows how to handle different dogs with different personalities. Another thing I noticed right away is her backyard was very clean and there weren't any puppy/dog messes. We will definitely take our puppy back to Esther and I'm sure she will end up watching him grow up. Thanks Esther and Stan!!
Esther was really great with Kenzie. We were a little worried since it was our first time using Dogvacay but Kenzie was treated like royalty and we were updated daily on how she was doing. You can't beat the price and she had other dogs to play with during her entire visit. Outstanding!
Esther is amazing and wonderful. She is so kind with my dog Tank. I think she and Stan love the dogs as much as her customers do. I wouldn't bring my dog to anyone else.
Esther and Stan are terrific. Their home is warm and welcoming and their yard is great for plenty of outdoor time. They are great with dogs and managing the different dog personalities. My dog loves visiting them and I'm very confident knowing that he is staying with them when I'm away. Thank you Esther and Stan!
Esther and Stan were wonderful sitters for my girl. They kept me informed on her progress and are obviously dog lovers. I will certainly use them again.
Esther took such good care of our two high energy labs. She sent us updates with photos and we were able to relax knowing that our dogs were having good time. Thank you Esther, you are wonderful!!!
I have a 14 year old Daschund who is going deaf and needs a little more attention than some younger pups. I needed someone to watch my dog while I was at work. As soon as I met Esther I knew she was the right choice. She loves dogs and it shows. Se was wonderful with my little Doxie!
Esther and her family exceeded my expectations. She was very responsive and quick to answer any questions. I could tell that my dog was very well taken care of and loved. She also took some amazing photos during the stay. Highly recommend her!
Esther is great. She is always welcoming and loving towards my dog. She shares emails and pictures often so I always know what's going on. I have 100% confidence in her and I will continue to have my dog stay with her. Thanks Esther!
My dog had a good time and was having a problem with her leg which Esther took good care of. That Shiloh had fun is evidenced by her being pooped and sleeping now home.
I can only say great things about Esther. Every experience with her and Stan is great. They are very caring and knowledgeable with dogs. Very happy having my dog stay with them.
Esther, Thank you for taking such great care of Bailey! Ryan & Marianne
Esther was wonderful!!! She greeted us as we pulled up and gave Abby personalized treatment. She took her to for a walk and was very attentive to Abby's needs. We hope to visit again soon!
Esther was amazing. Tank was treated wonderfully. She sent me emails and pictures of Tank, I knew he was in good hands. He took a walk every day with Esther and her other DogVacay guests. Tank learned a lot too, he has never really been around other dogs or lived with a male in the house, he did wonderful, all because of Esther. I missed Tank so much but I knew in my heart he was being taken care of as well as I would do it.
Esther is fantastic! She's so lively and full of energy. It's obvious from the moment you meet her how much she adores animals.
I've been away from Jack before, but only when he's stayed at our house with a friend of the family staying with him. I was leery about how he would do in a new house with new people. But Esther's caring ways put him right at ease and he had a blast. I'm not so sure he was ready to come back home!
It was a relief to find someone so caring and accommodating. If you're looking for someone to care for your 4-legged child, you can stop right here. You won't find better.
Esther and Stan offer a caring and comforting home for your pet to stay. They are great with dogs and great people overall. My dog is treated like one of the family and I'm always at ease knowing he is with them while I'm away.
Esther is amazing! Toby has always been very timid and had a difficult time making friends. But Esther made him feel right at home and he had no trouble making friends right away. Esther is extremely kind and attentive to each dog she cares for. She accommodated Toby and I during an emergency and kept me up to date with pictures during his stay. Toby will absolutely be returning very soon!
I decided to try DogVacay because my dog sometimes gets too stressed in boarding and doesn't get enough rest. Esther was great! She seemed to care for Harley as if she was her own, and she even sent pictures so I could see Harley was having fun.
We were so so happy with Esther and her husband!!! We felt like we left Valentina with a family member, she sent us pictures, updates on how Valentina was doing, and made sure she wasn't lonely at night. We loved our experience and we love Esther, we will definitely go back to her.
Esther was great, very easy to communicate with, and clearly enjoys taking care of dogs. Lula came home happy, healthy and worn out from playing. I would board with her again in a heartbeat and highly recommend her.
Esther and Stan are amazing! They are kind and caring people who really love dogs. When my dog, Teddy, first met them during our Meet and Greet, he felt at ease right away. He really took to both Esther and Stan and started snuggling and kissing them - something I have not seen him do with other people.

We were gone for 10 days and received daily
updates on Teddy and pictures as well! Esther was caring for other dogs as well, so Teddy got his share of playtime with other buddies. He looked so happy in his pictures that I wondered if he had a better vacation than I did.

As a new pet parent, I am extremely protective over my little Teddy, but I was completely at ease for my 10 day vacation. I fully intend on bringing Teddy to Esther's house when I am away in the future. Esther and Stan come highly recommended!
Esther did great job taking care of our two dogs. She sent me pictures every day and I could tell from the pictures that our dogs having great time. Thank you very much!!!
Okay, I'll admit I was so anxious about leaving my dog with just 'anyone' that I seriously considered getting him certified as a "comfort animal" because I just could't stand leaving him. However, I also know that airlines and airports are not that well-fit for people (much less playful puppy dogs).

I couldn't have picked better people to care for my dog. My heart will forever be at peace knowing my Yogi Bear has a place to "get away" -- heck, if Esther would open a B&B for adults I'd vacation there with my baby.

Esther and her husband are world travelers themselves and understand the care and needs for mankind's best friend and the anxious wondering/worrying on the other end for apprehensive parents like me.
I love the photos you sent me of Nuckles. It is obvious she had a great time. Thank you sooo much for taking such good care of my little girl. We will definitely have her over again.
Esther did a wonderful job caring for my 2 senior dogs, including dispensing medication to one of the dogs suffering from Glaucoma. I was provided with daily status reports including pictures! The facility was great with a back yard for the pets to play in. It appears that individual instructions pertaining to the dogs were followed and I am very greatful for the personal care provided.
Esther was fantastic, keep us informed of how our dog was doing throughout the stay with pictures and notes. We will be back.
Winston is in heaven when he get to go to Esther! We consider Esther family now and she is absolutely the best person for our Winston when he cannot be with us.
Shiloh seemed to have good time and got plenty of exercise. Esther was really good about the timing of the pickup and drop off and sent me a note about how she was doing.
Esther (and Stan) are terrific. From our meet and greet to his first overnight, everything went well. Esther kept me up to date with pictures and emails. Their caring approach and knowledge of dogs is very comforting. They are wonderful people and great at caring for your dog. Thank you Esther!
Mrs. Esther and her husband are so nice. Our dogs stayed with them for four days and they loved them. She took care of them like they were her own and even sent us a message to let us know they were doing fine. We will definitely be using her again and would recommend her to anyone.
Esther is the absolute best. Her home is so comfortable and pet friendly. Her back yard is a perfect play area ... completely fenced yet large enough to provide plenty of room for romping. Esther herself is so careful and caring with my little Winston. She takes time to get to know the pet and the owner, and she's very careful about feedings, feeding times, any special needs of the pet, etc. I can't imagine finding a better petsitter.
Esther is the perfect petsitter for my little Winston. I can't imagine a more caring or loving person to leave my dog with while I'm on vacation.
Esther is very attentive and makes sure that my two small dogs get plenty of fun and exercise when they stay with her, whether it's overnight or just for the day. I am also always reassured because she sends me updates with pictures. When I go to pick them up I am happy to see how well both of them have bonded with her.
Shiloh had a fantastic visit! He felt right at home. Esther was so kind and caring. Her dog Angel was super sweet and got along with Shiloh so well. I would highly recommend and use again. Thank you Esther!
Esther provided a smooth, professional and loving (yes, loving) experience for Piffy and myself this week on a last-minute trip to Las Vegas. Setting everything up was as easy as could be, and I loved the numerous pictures of my girl enjoying life at Esther and Angel's place. The two old girls (Piffy and Angel) got along well, and Esther was a real blessing by helping me with a mess that Piffy had made in my car en route to her place. I was on edge to catch a flight, and Esther helped me relax by just being a real blessing to me. Not only do I highly recommend this extraordinary woman to others, but I've already booked my second and third sessions for Piffy later this Spring.
I left my 2 year-old Rottweiler pup, Tucker, with Esther while I went skiing this past year. Due to Tucker's large size (100 lbs) and breed (often intimidating to some people), I was having a very difficult time finding a sitter for my boy, especially during a busy travel season. As Tucker was a recent addition to the family, I had not yet left him out of my care for any extended period of time. Therefore, finding a stress-free and happy vacation spot was crucial, especially since I would be out-of-state and unavailable if anything went wrong. Esther and her dog, Angel, met with Tucker and I to determine if we might be a good fit for each other. The dogs got along great, as did Esther and I. Esther's home and neighborhood were lovely, with a large, fenced-in backyard and beautiful park for walks and playing just steps away. I honestly could not have hoped for a better outcome. Esther was easy to contact, as she sent me frequent photos and updates, and gave me a thorough report when I got back into town to pick Tucker up. She also was very accommodating with Tucker's special stay requirements- vitamins, medications, exercise needs, and being the only guest. Esther and Miss Angel will absolutely be my first choice when booking my next vacation.
Esther took great care of our pets. Great communication and photos while we were traveling. We will be using her services again.
Esther was fantastic. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a caring dog sitter. I felt my dog Bailey was in great hands.
It has been such a relief finding Esther through DogVacay!!! I used to constantly worry about Aspen and now I know she is in good hands and I can actually enjoy MY vacation!!!
We had great luck with dogvacay once, so thought we would try it a second time. We were lucky yet again and found Esther! She, her husband, and Angel (their Dalmatian) went ABOVE and BEYOND to make Fischer feel like part of the family. His days included twice daily walks, trips to the park, and play time in the backyard. We know she truly cared about Fischer while he was there because she quickly learned all of his favorite things and was sure to include her discoveries in emails and pictures to update us throughout his stay. Her years of experience with dogs of all temperaments is obvious and she even taught us a trick or two about training. We feel very comfortable recommending Esther and will definitely book with her anytime we're in town!
Absolute wonderful experience with DogVacay!!! Esther was just fantastic!!! It was so wonderful knowing that Aspen was well cared for and happy while we were out of town! Already have our next reservation booked.
Ester and Stan took A+++ care of our furbies, and sent us pictures to help my separation issues. SO GLAD to have found them a home away from home. Thanks again for giving me peace of mind!
I felt so comfortable leaving my dogs with Esther! She is very perceptive about their needs and personalities. She really exceeded my expectations in personal care and attention. They truly felt "at home!"
You know how you are about your baby, no one can care for him/her like you can. Well, Esther showed such a caring attitude, and her manner was such that it put us at ease right away, and Dakota love it right away. While our Dakota only stayed one night, he quickly was at home with Esther and her dog Angel. We missed this level of care for Dakota, but no more, we will be going back to Esther at our next opportunity.
We have no worries in having our boxer stay long term under Esther's loving care.
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