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Valarie B.

28 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Valarie 's Resident Pets

Mario
Miniature Pinscher
Male
11 Months old

Valarie 's Apartment

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About Valarie

[I AM ONLY WATCHING PAST GUESTS AND PUPS AT THE MOMENT]

Bring your bundle of joy to Queens, Woodside where they will get the special attention they need. I am a freelance designer that works from home and would love to have some fluffy companions around. My Min Pin, Mario also LOVES having play mates.

Since I was a child, I always had animals around me. I've have cats, dogs, bunnies and even iguanas. My dogs were obedient because I am patient and believe in praising. If you worried about finding someone to really care for your dog, I am a sincere caretaker.

My scheduling is flexible for weekday and weekend meet n greets and bookings.

Once a spot is booked and a meet n great is done, please bring any personal dog beds, food, toys, bowls, leashes etc.

Me and Mario are looking forward to meeting you and your furry companion!


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Valarie B.

28 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 22 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 8, 2016

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Valarie 's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
28 Reviews
Shuga Loves Valarie!
Valarie is wonderful. Vernie loves staying with her!
I'm not sure who my pup loves more - Valarie or her minpin Mario. If my dog could talk, he'd beg me to go on vacation just so he could spend more time with them. :)
Valarie is the best!!
Great host! Valerie was very responsive and was able to help us out on short notice!
As newbies to the service, we went in apprehensive and skeptical. But Valarie made it so easy and seamless - from the initial correspondence to the meet-and-greet to the actual vacay. She was readily available to reply to our messages and answer our questions, which was key for us. We received videos and photos regularly of our dear Mattie and was very prompt during the drop-off and pick-up process. All in all we are very happy customers - thanks in large part to Valarie - so much so that we have hired her again for another upcoming vacay.
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Long story short, it was very shady when we came to pick up our dog after being away for the weekend. We let her know about 20 minutes in advance that we were on our way to pick up our dog but when we got there and called, a man (who we never met) answered the phone and said he would bring down our dog and his belongings. I asked if he wanted my husband to help with the crate and he declined (she seemed pretty intent on not letting us into her apartment.) After waiting 10 minutes, he comes down with our dog and his food and said he was there helping out because Erin (who's Erin?) got food poisoning. I then told him that we were missing his regular collar, his bone, and his crate. 10 more minutes later, he comes down with just his crate. I asked him where his toys and collar were and he looked at me confused. We also asked him who Erin was since we didn't leave our dog with anybody by that name. He answered with an aggravated tone and said "the lady you made the reservation with" and then changed the story and said that his name was actually Aaron and said Valarie had food poisoning... Another 10 min later and Valarie calls me to say that she didn't remember his collar but would need "some time" to find it. Finally comes down with everything, not sick, and then apologizes to my husband for not coming down earlier because it was her boyfriend's birthday. The entire experience was extremely strange and shady which left us very uneasy so we wouldn't recommend her.
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Valarie is the best! It's been almost 2 years since I've gone away and left my baby with her, and just like the last times, she was great. She is so caring and attentive, my dog loves her, and so do I!
Valerie was my first experience with Dog Vacay and I have no doubt that she will be the only one to watch my puppy again. She is so nice and makes you feel completely comfortable with her sitting for even longer periods of time. When I got my Gracie back, she was wriggling to get a final hug from Valerie before we left. Thank you, Valerie!!
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Valarie was incredibly professional and accommodating . She updated me w/texts and pictures. Would recommend and use her again .
Valarie was great--took good care of our mellow senior spaniel mix and gave us lots of updates while we were on vacation! He came back very happy and seemed to like her very much.
Valarie was great and really put me at ease since it was the first time I was leaving my puppy Ernie with a stranger! But she and her dog Mario were great hosts to Ernie. She sent daily messages and pictures of Ernie and Mario playing together. She was super responsive and seemed genuinely happy to help take care of Ernie and have a companion for her own cute pup for a few days. I would absolutely recommend her.
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Valarie was very pleasant to work with - she was prompt in answering my request for a last-minute Meet-and-Greet, scheduling the Vacay, and answering my text messages throughout Mia's stay with her (including sending cute pics). There was, however, some miscommunication regarding drop-off time, and I was a bit disconcerted that she allowed the small dogs in her care to use wee pads in the living room. But overall, Mia seemed to be well-adjusted after her two-night stay, and Valarie was a lifesaver!
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Valarie was great! She was very flexible with us dropping off and picking up. Our dog Max had a great time and he was a tired pup when he got home! Would definitely use Valarie again :)
"Valarie was awesome. I had never stayed outside since I arrived at Sam's home. Valarie was patient with me and handled my picky eating habits skillfully. Mario is great too. I am glad to have such a great place to stay right here in Woodside. I can't wait to visit her again when my parents are out of town. I woof her !!"

-Ricky
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Valarie is awesome! Her apartment is super accessible by subway and I felt completely at ease leaving my 2 year old yorkiepoo with her and her lil minpin! Not only did my little guy have a great time with Val, he made a new doggie pal! This was my first time using dogvacay.com and I will definitely contact Valarie the next time I need a sitter. Thanks again, Val! :)
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Valarie was so helpful and incredibly accommodating for a last minute booking. My boyfriend and I both have awful schedules so we will definitely be calling Valarie up again. She will take into consideration your dog's feeding schedule and walking schedule. Mario is adorable and a friendly little pup. Konta had such a great time hanging out with the both of them - he came home and literally knocked out.
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Valarie was a wonderful caretaker for our 10 year old mixed breed dog when we went on vacation for a week. I had never used Dog Vacay before and was apprehensive, but meeting Valarie and having my first vacay with her was a blessing! Valarie instantly put me at ease with her kindness and grace. She was considerate and professional throughout the entire Dog Vacay process. I received daily photo updates and brief comments about how our dog was adjusting to the vacay. My family was able to enjoy our vacation knowing that our loved one was safe, happy, and in good hands. Valarie's dog Mario is super sweet and friendly. Valarie provided a warm, homey environment for our dog and we are very thankful that we have Valarie and Mario to call on should we have another planned vacation or last minute stay. Our thanks to Valarie again for taking care of our little girl!
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She's perfect...
Valarie did a great job taking care of our puppy Roscoe overnight! She listened to all our concerns and addressed all of them. We were a little nervous to leave Roscoe overnight in a new place, but it seemed like Valarie and Mario made him feel right at home. He must have played all day with Mario because we brought home a tired but happy pup. We will definitely use Valarie again!
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Valarie was absolutely amazing! We were so nervous about leaving York for the first time and wanted to rest assure that he was in good hands. After meeting Valarie we realized that she is a genuine dog lover and we quickly felt at ease with our decision to leave him with her.

Throughout our vacation she consistently sent updates, pics, videos and always responded in a timely manner if we reached out.

York was not only well taken care of but he was able to socialize and got along great with Valarie's dog Mario.

She was also helpful enough to provide anything that York needed and didn't have in his vacay bag.

We will definitely leave York with Valarie again when the time comes for it.
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Valarie was awesome, she took care of our baby rexy for 2 weeks. She updated us with emails and photos regularly. Rexy had a great time with Valarie's personal pet Mario. She was very prompt and easy to get along with, accommodated our request without any hesitation regarding specific food requirements of rex. We will certainly have Valarie take care of rexy in the near future!! Thank you very much for all the love and care.
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Oh..... what can I say about Valarie besides the fact that she was very professional, personable and amazing!!! My dog grew very attached to her for the days that he stayed with her. This was my first time using dogvacay but it will not be my last. I felt that she was genuine & knowledgeable about dogs when speaking to her for the first time. She definitely set me at ease. We did a meet & greet and my dog & I got to meet her cute little dog which I was happy about. Valarie sent me pictures and updates every day to let me know that my dog was being well taken care of, which I greatly appreciated. This is a great service that has been provided to us animal parents. I am so glad that I picked her as my dogs host!!!!! She gets a perfect score in my book!!
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Once again Valarie was a great sitter for my dog Mini Brown! She again sent me an email every night with pictures from the day, and took great care of my baby. Thank you!
Valarie was great with my little pooch! She sent me email updates and photos everyday and took great care of my Vern while I was away. She took special care to make my dog (and me) feel at ease in her home.
Valarie was an awesome host - she watched both of my pups for almost a whole month when I was traveling overseas.

She sent me daily email updates with photos attached and made me feel very comfortable with how things were going back home.

Will definitely reach out to her again in the future!!
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There was some adjustment period at first but Valarie was strong and stuck through it ! I really appreciate all her help!
Valarie was better than I ever could have asked for. This was the first I've ever left my dog, and she was very responsive to my anxiety. She sent me an email every night with a note about how the day went, and several pictures. My dog has severe allergies and needs medication twice a day, and other special measures taken, all of which she had no problem with. She made my vacation better than I could have asked for by treating my baby just like I would have. Thank you Valarie!
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