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Shelley P.

39 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Shelley's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
7 yr 1 mo old
5 yr 1 mo old
Whisper (Cat)
Mixed Breed
16 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Shelley'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

About Shelley

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
As the calendar may not always reflect our actual availability, please contact us about the dates you're interested in.

My husband and I have a lifetime of experience as dog owners and dog lovers. I work from home and my husband is retired so your pets spend very little time alone. Our home is in the Highland's area of Edmonton and we have a large, dog-safe, fenced yard. We use no toxic products (i.e. herbicides, harsh chemicals) on our yard or in our house.

Your dog(s) will be welcomed and made part of the family while with us, and will have the run of our home and yard, as well as lots of love and attention. The Highlands area is great for dog walking and we are a short distance from several off-leash areas, should that be suitable for your dog.

We have two dogs of our own, a Chocolate Lab and a Collie-cross (Ziggy and Josie), and an older female Cat (Whisper). We have also previously provided foster care for several dogs with the SCARS (Second Chance Animal Rescue) organization here in Alberta.

We want to give every dog that stays with us lots of individual attention. For that reason, we are only able to take from one to a maximum of three dogs at any one time. We are open to multiple dogs from the same household. We have no breed restrictions, however we ask that your dog(s) be sociable and friendly with other dogs and house-trained. If your dog is over 1 yr. old, we prefer that they be spayed or neutered, but will consider intact dogs.

We will accommodate dogs with special needs (i.e. medications, special diet etc.) if we are able to do so. There will be an extra charge for very young dogs, and possibly for dogs requiring special care, depending on what is needed.

We are able to offer In-Your-Home care visits for your pets if you live near our area. Please contact me if you'd like to discuss this.

We may be able to provide other services such as pick-up/drop-off, Vet visits etc. if needed.

We do prefer a Meet and Greet before any bookings to make sure everyone is a good fit.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Shelley P.

39 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shelley's Home
$34 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Shelley's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
39 Reviews
Shelley and Dan are always excellent hosts. We always feel comfortable leaving our dog with them and she always enjoys her time there.
Chloe had a great vacation in the care of Shelley and Dan, who were successful in making her feel at home. Pampered with their attention and all the fun and companionship from her new 4 legged friends. I was able to enjoy my time away knowing their genuine love of animals would ensure her needs would be met in a caring and safe manner. I appreciated Shelley's update during my trip reassuring me that Chloe was doing well and enjoying herself. On my return Chloe greeted me at the door with her friend Ziggy, both tails wagging....happy and looking healthy.
I'm grateful that Shelley was able to take care of Chloe on such short notice. It's been an extremely positive experience!

Shelley and Dan took such care of Tucker! They are true animal lovers for sure!
I'm always a bit of a worrier when I leave him:) but after the first email letting me know how he was settling in I relaxed and enjoyed my holiday knowing he was in excellent hands!
Tucker came home exhausted so I know he had a fantastic holiday too!
Thank you! I'll be using you again!!
"Larry" enjoyed her stay here. We were nervous leaving her for such a long period, but we know she enjoyed her visit because she missed the company of the other dogs when we initially brought her home. She was happy and well taken care of. Shelley was great at sending updates and photos while we were away which made us feel confident that we had made good choice. I would recommend this home and intend to use it again .
During our recent vacation to Edmonton AB we had need for some doggie daycare and arranged to meet with Shelley and Dan. They were very nice people who genuinely liked animals and welcomed us and the "boys"/ We would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone traveling to the Edmonton area
Doug, Renate , Mac and Murphy
It is always difficult to leave your dog behind when going away, but Shelley and Dan made us feel very comfortable and made the whole process very easy. We would definitely leave Molly with them again.
What a great first experience with DogVacay. Shelley kept us updated with emails, reassuring that we knew we left them in great hands. As this was the first time we had left our dogs with non family, (and they are my husbands babies) getting emails to let them know they were save, was just what he needed. Shelley opened her home and heart to take of our dogs, and even though the dogs were a little aprehensive at times , I am sure they were settled down by the Shelley's care.
In the future we would not be hesitated to use their service again.
I had a very 'good vibe' when my dog and I met Shelley and Dan (and their very sweet dogs) on our meet and greet. They have a lot of dog knowledge and dog sense, being long time dog owners. My young pup had the time of her life, going full tilt with their dogs. Shelley was very understanding about a little "lapse" my pup had, realizing that my dog was just so excited and distracted by the new environment. Email updates were great. Although this was the first time I left my dog since getting her, I was much less worried than I expected to be. As I said, I had a good feeling that all would be well. It was, and I'll bring my pup back there again.( I was afraid she wouldn't want to leave!)
We were very pleased with dog Louie's stay with Shelley and Dan. We had a meet and greet prior to the stay and were immediately comfortable with leaving Louie in their care. I will definitely recommend them to friends and will use their services in the future.

I'm so thankful for this service, who would have known, so now everyone I know, knows too! Shelly and Dan are amazing people. I couldn't have found a better place for my boy. They cared for my little Spooky dog like he was their own, and they even taught him some manners. They have great knowledge of dogs, and people too. I had never left my little guy before, and looked on line for kennels. Looking at different kennels ( even highly recommend ones) They are so cold, like jail. I was ready to cancel my trip.I really just stumbled on to the dog vacay site, and so happy I did. It's a safe, home environment, warm and loving. Shelly and Dan even invited my little guy to sleep in their bed. So go ahead. Make your travel plans,and get Shelly and Dan to baby sit. We have made new friends for life, thank you so much!
I have to say I truly felt our pup was in great hands! Shelley was so accommodating with our dog that has mobility issues. He is not an easy dog to care for because of it and Shelley did an excellent job of making sure he wasn't going to get hurt. I would recommend Shelley to anyone.
Shelley was great with our dog Paia, sent us photos throughout our weekend away. Would definitely go to her again.
After the meet and greet, I knew that Zeke would have a great time staying with Shelley and Dan. He did. I brought him home over 36 hours ago. He has been sleeping the whole time. He only does that when he has had too much fun!
I would recommend Shelley for anyone looking for the perfect person to care for their dog; regardless of size. I plan on bringing Zeke back.
Joanne F.
Our dog Tia had a wonderful time with Shelley and Dan. They were great doggie hosts and I could tell how much they loved animals and how caring they were.

Tia is challenged with some mobility issues but Shelley and Dan were awesome with her - made her very comfortable and cozy. We had a great meet and greet to get to know each other and Shelley was super helpful helping me navigate DogVacay during my first try.

We would definitely use Shelley again and highly recommend her!
A lovely couple that know dogs. They treat visiting dogs with love and respect.They have a big yard and dogs of their own that a visiting dog can play with.
Shelley and Dan were really awesome with Nelson. This was his first time not staying family or friends while we went away. We were fortunate to have found people that are so loving and caring towards animals. We wanna thank you two and your pups for welcoming in Nelson into your home and we will definitely be calling you in the future!!
Our dog Gordie had the best time with Shelley and Dan and their pack! He made himself right at home with them and was treated like a king. Shelley sent me lots of updates and pictures of all the fun he was having. I would highly recommend Shelley and Dan for dog sitting, and will
definetly use them again:)
Shelly was more than wonderful. She gave us reports on Keeva's status and the pictures she sent showed Keeva was definitely having a great time and put our minds at ease. She is quick to respond to any inquiry and we wouldn't hesitate to use her again. Thank you!
Our first time away. Thanks to Shelly and Dan taking care of our Kendra. Amazing hosts. Felt completely comfortable leaving our dog. Good communication, getting updates with pictures. Would definitely let her stay again.
Claira really enjoyed here time with Shelley and her dogs. I will definitely bring Claira there again.
Shelley was great with our 2 small dogs. They had a little trouble adjusting and Shelley was very patient with them. We love traveling, but miss our dogs terribly, and Shelley kept us up to date with lots of emails. Thanks Shelley for taking good care of our pups!
Thank you so much to Shelley and Dan for taking such good care of our dog Tiny. It was our first time leaving Tiny with anyone other than family and we are so pleased with how well it worked out. We will definitely be contacting them the next time we need a dog sitter!
Great hosts. Friendly and personable. Very concerned with Sophie's welfare and safety. Kept her busy and were very genuine in their affection for the dogs as part of the family.
I feel so fortunate to have found Shelley and Dan! Oscar is a high energy husky cross pup, and regular kennels we've tried in the past could not provide him with the exercise he needed. Needless to say, he came home a very happy and tired puppy after his stay at their place.

The email updates and pictures Shelley sent gave me piece of mind while I was away. It's so lovely to to have found people who treat Oscar as if he was their own. I felt absolutely comfortable leaving my pup with Shelley and Dan and will do so again in the future.

Thanks again guys!
A very nice couple looked after Claira. They were very friendly and Claira came back exhausted. I am very please with the experience and they put me at ease. Definitely knew what they were doing.
I am very lucky to find such wonderful people to watch my dog Lacey. Shelley and Dan are amazing people, they are truly dog lovers. I knew my lab Lacey was going to be in good hands after I met them. Shelley emailed me as to how Lacey was doing while I was on vacation. My dog was happy and tired when we got home. I think she misses the play time with the other dogs. I will definitely be bringing Lacey back and I highly recommend them. Thank you again Shelley and Dan.
Harley was so excited to visit Shelley and Dan. He also loves playing with Ziggy and Josie. We just knew that our dog was in great hands and will have an amazing time. It's great to know people who will love our dog as much as we do. Thanks again Shelley and Dan!
Shelly and Dan are awesome people and really care about the dogs in their care.I was worried about leaving my babies for two weeks because it was the first time they weren't with someone they knew.They made me feel totally at ease and gave Bella & Jazzy lot's of love and attention while I was gone.Shelly e-mailed me with updates and photos of my girls which I appreciated so much.Thanks Shelly and Dan I would definitely leave my babies in your care again :)
Shelley and Dan are great hosts and they and their dogs are very welcoming. It’s easy to tell that they truly are animal lovers. Our dog Sophie had her second stay with them in January and made herself right at home. We feel very comfortable leaving her with them and appreciate the emails and photos Shelley sends to keep us updated. I would definitely recommend Shelley and Dan for a safe and comfortable place for your dog. Your dog will come home happy and tired.
Shelley and her husband are clearly dog lovers. They are accommodating and knowledgeable and our Schneebs was comfortable spending the night with them.
Shelley provided wonderful care to our two pups while we were on vacation. Our trip was so much more enjoyable knowing "the kids" were in such good hands. Before our trip, we did a meet and greet with Shelley and her husband, as well as all the dogs to ensure everyone was compatible. Shelley was very thorough in getting to know our pups including special care needs, character quirks, obedience commands, diets, and emergency contact information. She really cares about the dogs that she takes in and it shows from the moment you walk into her home! Our dogs will definitely be staying with Shelley again- in fact our puppy had such a good time playing with Josie that we had to convince her to come home with us!
We left our Westie with Shelley and Dan and their pups and we could not have been more pleased. I will most most definitely leave my dog with them again! We felt very fortunate to have found them. You can tell they are very knowledgeable and take care of your dog as if it were their own.
Another successful stay with Shelley and family! They truly enjoy having their doggy guests and Cooper had a blast this past visit! Lots of playtime, off leash park visits and lots of love. I feel so much better leaving Cooper with them instead of a kennel!
Shelley and Dan were great with our dog Sophie who spent the weekend with them. She seemed completely comfortable in their home and with their dogs as well. She had a great time playing and came home very tired. I would not hesitate to leave Sophie with them again. She had a blast.
Our very, very energetic 9 month old lab pup, Cooper, spent a few days here and he came home mellow, calm and tired! I always worry about leaving any of our dogs in a kennel environment and this is a much better alternative. He played hard with the two resident dogs and I think the time spent with other dogs besides our family dogs were beneficial for his mental well-being. I'm looking forward to having Cooper stay there again!
Shelley and Dan took excellent care of Rocky! He's an anxious old dog, and quirky too, so leaving him with strangers could be a bit worrisome. But after meeting Shelley and Dan, I knew he would be in excellent hands! They love dogs. Shelley even slept on the couch beside him so he would settle down at night, and mixed special treats into his food to encourage him to eat. I would highly recommend them, and will definitely use their services again!
Shelley and Dan were amazing hosts to our two dogs, Kavik and Luna! Our dogs were exhausted and happy after a weekend spent with them. Thank you for all the care and attention you gave to our dogs.
Would definitely have my dog stay with Shelley again.
I feel fully comfortable leaving my puppy with them again and again. Shelly and her husband are great people who look after our pet, and watched over him while we were gone on vacation. They sent us pictures and updates over the week.
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