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Annalisa H.

47 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Annalisa's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
12 yr 3 mo old
5 yr 3 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Annalisa's House

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Outdoor area

About Annalisa

My family and are having a great time with our dogvacay guests! I am a middle school teacher who grew up with dogs of every size and shape. My son Jack, husband Dana, and I believe that our pets are members of our family, and treat them as such. We have two small, friendly mixed breed dogs that love to socialize with other pups. We also have two cats that are very socialized to dogs. My eleven year old son and I take Winnie and Clyde on walks every evening. We are just a few blocks from a great vet, and we often take our dogs to the beach and an enclosed park, both a few blocks away. We have a fully fenced safe, grassy yard, though our dogs are inside if it is cold out, or hot, and at night. All of our pets are on flea control meds and fully vaccinated. Your dogs will be cuddled, loved, played with....and will return to you happy!
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Annalisa H.

47 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Annalisa's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
47 Reviews
Using DogVacay was a great experience. Easy to find sitters and book.
Annalisa and her husband were great. Welcomed us into their home, stayed in touch via text, sent pictures of my girls and took care of them as if they were theirs.
Thanks Annalisa!
Annalisa was very helpful with Pepper - kind and friendly, taking her on walks and making her feel welcome in her home. She was even understanding when Pepper chewed up her glasses (no, no, bad dog!). We paid for the replacement of the glasses, and Annalisa extended a welcome for next time, when others might not have. Thank you for making our beach vacation enjoyable and sending pictures of Pepper enjoying her little vacation, too!
They were willing to take Captain on very short notice and she always keeps me up to date with pics!
Annalisa was great. She worked with me since I didn't know what time we'd be able to drop off or pick up. There was a nice doggy door in their house so my dog could get in and out. She sent me lots of photo updates of my dog's stay.
Our Kassie girl is a big Labrador and she loved her stay with Annalisa. We will definitely book her stay there again. We highly recommend
I have had to travel a bit more this last year and had resorted to a kennel for our Lab Carly . Let's just say it never made me feel comfortable because our Carly is truly a family member.
We recently had a family cruise and my greatest concern was Carly being in a kennel with minimal contact .
Problem solved .......
Annalisa was absolutely the best answer for our situation . I felt at peace knowing Carly was with someone who cared about our pet as much as we did . Annalisa and her family provided us with a meet and greet to make sure Carly would fit in and after that I knew I could rest easy knowing Carly was in great hands.
It is a pleasure to know that we now have someone that we can trust for our girl to stay with from now on . We will absolutey be a return client and 100% recommend Annalisa to anyone .

Ernie Weldon ( & Carly )
I never have a concern for my dog when she is at Annalisa's home. I know she has the best of care and attention. Simone loves it and so do I.
Another fun time for my dog. Simone plays so much while at Annalisa's house that she has to sleep all day to rest up from all that playing. Thanks again.
I have a once a month overnight getaway when my Shih Tzu, Simone, gets to play with the resident dogs, at the Hardy house. She loves Clyde and Winnie. This is great because Simone is a only child....I mean dog.
I went on a week vacation and had a wonderful time knowing that my Shih Tzu, Simone, was also having a wonderful time with Annalisa and her family. So happy! Thank you again
Annalisa and her family were awesome! Butter will definitely be back. This is the first time I have gone away for so long and come back to a doggie that wasn't depressed or dehydrated. I have already told everyone I know about this service! I am sooo happy! Thank you so much!!
Helen, my long hair dashund/tibetan spaniel, has
never been a happy boarder until now! She thinks
she's a human--not a dog and Annalisa was so kind to let Helen stay close til she warmed up to
the other doggy guests. She obviously had a happy time because she was not stressed as before. I
am so happy with this home situation and the lovely family that I've already booked another
week--in August! SO happy to have found "dogvacay" and Annalisa!!
Annie was just great with our precious boxer. She went "the extra mile" with accommodation of a rather uncertain schedule for pick-up pending my husband's release from a hospital. We are forever grateful for her loving attention to our boy during a stressful time. We'll be back!
This is a great loving family. I had to go back a couple days later to return something an my dog wanted to stay. He loved them. That made me very happy.
Annalisa and her family were great hosts! She was so sweet to our Bernice even after a couple of mishaps in the house! They have a nice, shady yard for the dogs to play in. Annalisa was very attentive and sent many picture updates for us. Bernice (our pitbull/terrior) was very happy there!
Awesome family. Thanks for taking such great care of our baby. I think she felt right at home.
Wonderful! Our dog was very well cared for with this lovely family in their lovely home. I would highly recommend.
Simone loves her stays with Annalisa. She doesn't even look back at me when I drop her off. Simone even knew which house to run to door. I don't worry about Simone when she is there, I know she is having a good time. Elizabeth
First stay with Annalisa and family. My Shih Tzu, Simone, LOVED staying in their home and loved playing with their dogs. I think she has found her home away from home. Thank you for being great hosts.
Annalisa has been nothing but accommodating! She communicates with us regularly and has made this process so easy.
We appreciate not only the care of Tuck, but also the quick response, easy communication, willingness to work with a somewhat complicated situation, and patience. A great experience.
My Shih Tzu, Simone, loves her vacation with Annalisa and her family. I love knowing Simone is happy and has the best care. Booking our third visit.
This is our third visit with Annalisa. Bella comes home happy and misses Annalisa and her family. I highly recommend your pet be pampered with Annalisa's family. She is AWESOME!!!!!!!
Bella now has a second family. We love Annalisa and we highly recommend her to care for your pet. When we get near her home, our Bella starts to howl and wants to go see her! This family is AMAZING!!
Judy loved her stay!
A lovely family in a beautiful home - Tuulen could not have found a better place to stay while we were on our cruise. It was wonderful to not have to worry at all while we were away - we would definitely have him stay here again. Thanks so much!
This was Bella's first stay with Annalisa. While we were on vacation, she kept us informed of Bella's adjustment, and we felt reassured with our decision to have her stay there. She also sent pictures of Bella during her stay. We have already arranged for another stay in February with Annalisa.
Great experience! Annalise kept in contact with me the entire time and sent picture and video updates. I loved the flexibility of drop off and pick up times! Parker was worn out from playing with their pups and seemed like he had a great time!
Annalisa and her family kept Gracie over a long weekend for me. This was the second time she stayed with them. I cannot express the gratitude I feel for this family who welcomes my dog into their home and takes wonderful care of her.She gladly goes in and when I pick her up she is relaxed and well cared for. Thanks for the pics you send of Gracie sleeping on the couch with Dana!!!! Highly recommend this home.
Annalisa was wonderful! I live on the way home from work for her and she helped pick Theodore up last minute. She is very understanding of schedules and responded to our texts promptly. She took pictures and even a video and sent them to us. She was very patient with our dog, he had a few accidents in the beginning. Her son and husband even had fun playing with our dog. Our dog came back very happy and tired (not groggy). He got along very well with her dogs. I will definitely use Annalisa again!
Annalisa was an amazing babysitter! She accommodated my last minute needs with a large dog that weighs 60 pounds! He is very shy and scared to meet new people but she was very gentle with him and made him happy. I knew he felt right at home when I came to pick him up because he barked at me when the door opened because he was trying to protect their home! But once he realized it was me he was super excited to see me and starting jumping on me as usual. I will definitely be using her in the future when I need a babysitter.
I found this site accidentally on Facebook and booked a stay for my baby for over a week with Annalisa and her family. I absolutely could not have been happier with this experience. She sent me pics and videos of Gracie and took wonderful care of her!!! Gracie was very relaxed and happy when I picked her up! Thanks so much!!! I love this site and have shared my experience with all of my pet loving friends. I am sure there are great places to board pets but this is leaving them with a family with pets of their own that welcome our pets into their homes!!!!!
Wonderful people - our two dogs are excited to go there - it truly is a vacation for them too.
Everything was easy from booking the stay, dropping off, picking up, and everything in between! She was very accommodating to times that worked best for me, which I greatly appreciated. My pup felt at ease from the minute he got there and was so exhausted from all of the playing that he napped for an hour and a half when we got home! I would definitely recommend!
Annie is a great host.
One of our dogs misbehaved (a little) Annie was on it, stayed calm and communicated with us very well. You can leave your perfect pets with Annie and know she will take the best care of them, even when they don't reciprocate as they should!

Unlike the vet when we arrive at Annie's house our dogs run into the house not away.

I'd recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Richard Miles
Our dogs love her and her family. They are so good to our babies, I don't worry at all when they are at her house. She takes great care of our group. Thanks again.
Annalisa makes everything so easy! From drop off to pick up, I knew my girl was in good hands! Miley had a great time playing and came home very tired! The best part was the pictures I received over the weekend of Miley and her vacation! It was the first time I've left my dog with anyone besides family and I'm so happy I used DogVacay!
Chance was in great hands and treated like one of the family. I think she had withdrawals from all the love,playtime,walks and other four legged friends. I totally recommend Anna and family for a loving home for your pet.
We couldn't be happier and apparently our pups either! Annie and family cared for them as their own and were very gracious about our mangled schedule when we were late picking them up.
Annie was so thoughtful, sending us photos and updates for our 'kids' first such adventure. I'm sure it won't be their last!
Thanks, Annalisa for such personal care for our Ozzie, Lilly and Chui, far beyond what we'd hoped for!
Winston enjoyed his stay & is always so happy when with Ananalisa. I also made changes to my reservation with very short notice & she accommodated to my requests so quickly. Always a 5 star experience with Annalisa.
If there were 10 stars I would rate her 10. Annalisa has a beautiful home and welcoming and loving family. I was hesitant to try out dog vacay but had heard about the site through a business colleague. I do not regret it at all- in fact I am about to book her again. My 10 month old Maltese Winston absolutely adored Annalisa and was very well taken care of. She even offered him a toy of her son's that he had slept with at night. You will not regret your stay with Annalisa!
Wow! We'd been looking all over Galveston for someplace to take our pups when we travel and being able to find a home was awesome! They've never been kenneled so the thought was terrifying. Having a home with a fun little boy and his friend to play with was awesome. Our pups loved their pups and if we mention the name of the little one, our little one gets excited. We have to be careful. Annalisa and her husband, Dana know how to care for dogs and were very mindful of introducing ours to theirs. We did a park playdate first and they had a blast. Yes, we will be using them again!
So very nice and experienced i.e. taking the dogs for a walk upon arrival to put them at ease. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for good hosts for their dog.
I can't wait to go to Galveston again just so Chocsie can see Annie and her "little ones"!
This was the best first dogvacay experience I could have asked for. Zeus is a shy dog, but he seemed to fit right in with Annalisa and her family. I am thankful for the great care and updates that were provided during his stay. I will most definately board Zeus with Annalisa in the future.
She was awesome! Our dogs can be a lot to handle but they had a really good time. We got lots of pictures while we were gone and I could tell they made themselves right at home. This was MUCH better than leaving them at a kennel, and I highly recommend Annie. Thanks for taking such good care of our dogs!
I can't say enough good things about my dogs' experience with Annalisa! Both of my dogs--even timid, reclusive Stella--were happy and playful while I had to be away, and I have photographic evidence from Annalisa to prove it! I fully expected my pups to be anxious while I was gone, but instead they had an enjoyable vacation of their own. I highly recommend this host, and my dogs will definitely be staying with her again.
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