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Daniela W.
Rahway, NJ 07065
66 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
$39/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Daniela's Resident Pets

Shawnee
German Shepherd Dog
Female
15 yr 7 mo old

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About Daniela

As a former foster home for homeless dogs waiting to be adopted (no longer fostering), we offer lots of experience with all ages, sizes and personalities of dogs as well as managing multiple dogs.

The resident dog is very used to meeting and interacting with new dogs and happily shares her home with others. Because she is a 15-year-old senior, we cater to the calmer adult and senior guests.

There is a fenced yard and a deck to lounge on (only under supervision - dogs are never left outside alone). Guest dogs are treated like family.

There are never any extra charges - the nightly boarding rate covers walks, administering medication, play time, feeding the food you supply, brushing and belly rubs. Whatever your dog needs while here, your dog gets when your dog needs it.

We maintain a daily blog with lots of pictures and videos so you can check at your convenience to see how your dog is doing.

Dogs need to be used to being left alone for 4-5 hours at a time and are always separated when left alone, either in a baby gated room or in a dog crate, wherever they feel most comfortable.

A meet-n-greet is required so we can see if the dogs are all compatible and for you to see where your dog would be staying. We require all dogs to be spayed or neutered. Please be sure your dog is current on flea treatment for both the meet-n-greet and during the stay. We regret we can make no exceptions to these policies for the sake of the resident dogs as well as other guest dogs.

Please check with us even if our calendar is marked full as there could be a scheduling overlap for pick ups and drop offs and we might still be able to accommodate you.

Kindly include your travel dates and drop off and pick up times in your inquiry. PLEASE NOTE: Because rates are charged by overnights, a $25 additional day care rate will apply for morning drop offs with evening pickups for stays shorter than 5 nights.

We are conveniently located en route to Newark International Airport, just 1 mile from Garden State Parkway exit 135 (Clark/Westfield).


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Daniela W.
Rahway, NJ 07065
66 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 27, 2016

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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Daniela's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
66 Reviews
Grace and Walter spent 9 great days with Daniela in August..we continue to use her whenever we go away!
Loved the daily blogs to see what Peanut was up to during the day. Would recommended her to anyone.
Our dogs have boarded many times but never in home before...Daniela took great care of them, we saw them happy and relaxed in the photos she took...we will be going back next month to Daniela!
Highly recommended!
Thank you is only the beginning of how I would describe the Rufus' stay with Daniela. She warmly and openly took him in, his cone and all. The daily blog kept me even more at ease knowing he was in great care and company. Paws and kisses, Kimberly and Rufus.
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Daniela is THE BEST! I do dog sitting myself sometimes and would never leave my pets with just anyone. First we did a meet and greet and I just knew this was the best place for my Lenny and China. Daniela is very experienced with all breeds. My Lenny can be a handful but I don't have to worry when he is here. We get to see her blogs with pictures and videos daily while we are away. I cannot say how happy we are giving our pets a great vacation too. They go with her easily at each drop off. She's the best!!
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Excellent, as always. We love Daniella!
Daniela is the greatest! She is strategic and resourceful when it comes to accommodating multiple dogs with different needs and you can tell she truly cares for your dog's well-being. Highly recommended.
Katie had a great time.....I was so worried leaving her, but getting the pictures of her stay each day made me feel good. Will definitely use her again!
Awesome as always!!!
Daniela made sure my boys were comfortable and happy! I loved the pictures everyday. Will definitely be back :)
Excellent as always!! Love seeing what my babies are doing daily and that they are having a great time themselves! Daniela is THE BEST! Lenny and China say so too!!
Daniela is a great sitter. I feel totally confident that my dog will be well cared for. Barkley feels right at home. I enjoy the blog each day that he is there. Thanks Daniela!!!
Awesome, as always! Daniela is the best.
We love Daniela! I've recently moved to Denver and I so wish we had someone like Daniela here. My Charlie loved her and especially loved her homemade treats and snacks. I would recommend her to anyone who only wants the best for their little guys.
Pleased with Barkleys stay
As always, Daniela takes great care of my fur baby. :) she's my go-to gal.
Well, every review for Daniela is excellent which is why we were so confident in choosing her. It's all true. She's a wonderful, responsible boarder. Recommend without hesitation and will surely use again!
Daniela is great with pets. And she has a blog which she updates regularly with the picture etc of the dogs playing etc. Highly recommend Daniela to other members.
Daniela was simply fantastic! I would recommend her in a heartbeat! Be assured, your dog will be well cared for and happy.
Daniela is the perfect host for our dogs. They get a great vacation and we get to see them every day through her blogs. It is just so amazing. Everyone comments on how lucky we were to find her. I was a bit afraid they wouldn't want to come home with us after all the fun they were having. Luckily they still love us!! ;) They've had 2 great stays so far and my picky Lenny did not have a problem at all this time. He's very nervous but knew he was in a good place!! Daniela is THE BEST with ALL the dogs she pet sits!!
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Daniela was a great host and Luca had a wonderful time with her!
Daniela watched our dog Oreo when we went on vacation down in the DR. She was terrific and put my mind at ease that Oreo was well cared for while we were away. Oreo has had difficulty is other settings but because of the way that Daniela intergrates the dogs into her home, the transition for Oreo was seamless. Daniela has a daily blog that informed us of Oreo's daily adventures. Her blog is witty and detailed so we looked forward to reading it every night. Daniela has years of experience. She is an absolute gem and I would highly recomend Daniela.
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knowing our keno is safe, receiving excellent care and having a wonderful time with Daniela and the rest of the gang while we are on vacation is....priceless!!!!
Maggie loves her time spent at Chez Daniela and we are so happy that she does!
Daniella was awesome. Her home was comfortable and her two dogs were great companions for my Gimi. She kept me up to date with his daily activities through her blog; Something I looked forward to each evening while I was away.

I will definitely use Daniella again to board my Gimi while I'm traveling.
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I highly recommend Daniela to anyone in need of a boarding host for their dog. She goes above and beyond the call of duty to make your dog's helath, safety, and happiness is maintained throughout the dog's stay. Daniela noticed an issue with Jasper's paw and took him to the vet, then quickly phoned and emailed us in Italy! We have used many boarding services with many dogs over the years and thiss experience blows them all away. Keep up the great work you do! Barry & Marie Marino - Staten Island NY.
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We have left our 2 dogs in Daniela's care several times, and feel totally comfortable returning to her again and again. We know she is taking great care of them, and she posts photos and videos every day, so we can read about their adventures while we're away.

We would recommend her services to any pet owner.
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I couldn't have chosen a better person to care for my Maggie! She is attentive, responsive, engaged with the pets and truly caring!
This is keno's 3rd visit...Daniela is excellent and highly recommended.
Absolutley, positively, happy with Daniela dog sitting our 2 "kids". Our Lenny could be tough to handle at first but Daniela with her experience she was amazing! We already know they will be going back during our next trip. They were both so happy and we were happy seeing the pictures and videos daily. I was worried they might not want to leave her when we got back! She assured me they'd be happy to see me which they were. ;) I know they will be happy to be seeing her again next time too! :)
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I have total confidence in Daniela to take good care of our two dogs. Would highly recommend her to anyone.
Our dog's stay was terrific. We especially appreciate Daniela's dailey blog which showed pictures of our dog interacting with her other guests. I also like the freedom that each dog had unlike a kennel. It was a homeaway from home.
Daniela was just wonderful with our older beagle, Tiki. I highly recommend Daniela to watch your dog!
We were extremely nervous leaving Tiki on her own. (Tiki's companion dog recently passed away and Tiki had not had to board anywhere on her own.) Daniela was exteremely professional as well as being extremely caring. Tiki was very well taken care of and came home in great condition.
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I was very nervous about leaving my dog Jaime while we were away in Florida, but Daniela made the experience both positive and reassuring. We enjoyed viewing the detailed blog posts, with pictures and videos every night while we were away. Daniela's experience in caring for dogs with different needs is apparent in the way in which she treats each of her guests, and I would recommend her services to anyone. Thanks again Daniela!
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I normally don't board Snowball as I normally prefer to have a family member or someone I really trust to look after him while I am away. This time the luck ran out and I had to find a dog sitter that I feel comfortable enough to leave Snowball with. I thought that was a pretty challenging task and almost a mission impossible. Then Daniela and her exceptional experience caught my attention right away. After a meet-up with her, I immediately made the decision to board Snowball with her. That was the most brilliant decision ever!!

I would definitely board Snowball again and again when I need the help.
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Max came home happy today! He even got to sleep with Daniela in her bed last night. I guess he didn't miss me as much as I missed him:) Love the blogspot, especially since I was so far away and it allowed me to see how he was doing in his new surroundings. From our pre-visit to Max's dogvacay last night, it was a top-notch deal! I will definitely use Daniela again in the future:)
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Daniela is the consummate 'dog person'! She clearly loves and appreciates the personalities of the dogs she hosts and provides a healthy and comfortable environment for their stay. I highly recommend Daniela to care for your pet!
Immediately after meeting Daniela at our meet and greet I felt comfortable leaving Hayden there while I went in a business trip. I loved her daily blog (it cheered me up after a long day) and he was so tired the day after I picked him up he slept all day. He's going again for a long stay next week! Daniela and her pups are great!
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I was becoming desperate in looking for someone who could look after Nico while we're away on vacation. The day we're supposed to leave was drawing near and I still haven't found anybody. Then I saw the DogVacay commercial on TV. I was skeptical because I never left Nico with a stranger before but I decided to give it a try. After reviewing several profiles, I decided to go with Daniela. From her profile, I could see that she had the experience and knowledge in handling and taking care of dogs. I especially like that she has a daily blog about her boarders' activities. I was very happy to have found Daniela. I was surprised but very pleased and relieved that she answered my email in less than 8 hours, scheduled the meet and greet the next day and took Nico in at the last minute. She took excellent care of Nico, made sure he's well-fed and got his daily exercise. Even the resident pets, Sydney and Shawnee, were very receptive and accommodating, making Nico feel comfortable in their home. I loved her daily blogs because I was able to see how Nico enjoyed his stay there. I would definitely refer Daniela and return to her as a customer.
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This is the second time Daniela has looked after Annie, and I couldn't be happier. She really does look after every dog as if it were her own.
This was Keno's second visit as usual Daniela was awesome. We could'nt thank her enough. No doubt, would highly recommend her to anyone. Keno is looking forward to his next dog vacation :) Thank you so much... Allan, Sheila and Keno
This is the second time we have have used Daniela's services for our dog Gracie. She is wonderful! We would not hesitate to recommend her services and of course we will use her again. She is a true dog lover and treated our dog as her own. She is beyond accommodating and caring.
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Another great stay with Daniela. She is very attentive and takes good care of the dogs. I really appreciated the daily blog post to see what the dogs were up to. Would definitely recommend to a friend and will return as a customer.
Daisy was well treated and looked after. I loved that she got out everyday and socialized with other dogs. I also loved the daily blogs and videos of her at the end of the day. I give her 5 paws.
Daniela was wonderful and extraordinarily accommodating. I loved the blog posts so that we could see what our dogs were up to each day, and the homemade treats she whipped up for them. I knew without a doubt that they were in good hands.

I would recommend her to anyone and will gladly use her again.
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Pawsome is exactly how i would describe Daniela!

She has the heart of gold and is sooo patient and very responsive. She gave my family so much relief that our pets were in her hands!

she gave such frequent updates and honestly gave above and beyond attention to them that i could ever imagine.

she inherently just a big animal lover who saves animal from death row and just opens her heart, home and life to our lil loved ones.

a million thanks and thumbs up to daniela!! absolutely love her and can't say enough good things about her! so trustworthy, with great expertise with animals, and really tries her best to really take care of our pets.
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Daniela took my reservation at the very last minute (after I'd forgotten to make it earlier!) Daniela was lovely with Annie. Annie is an old dog, set in her ways, and Daniela made her feel right at home. She even posted pictures and video that showed me that Annie had settled in well. I couldn't recommend her more highly!
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Daisy seemed very content and will be staying there again. Daniela has a great set up and really watches the dogs.
My wife and I adopted Tucker approx. 5 months ago. Prior to that the house had been dogless for 2 years since our Bulldog of 15yrs passed.
During my search for a kennel I came across Dogvacay and was curious and new to the availability of in-house boarding.
I scheduled a meet and greet and decided to go with Daniella. What won us over was her professionalism, knowledge, reviews and especially her blog that she updates showing the daily activities of her boarders.
It was a welcome sight seeing Tucker was in good care and happy even though we were on the other side of the world.
Anyone who has any qualms or reservations can put that to rest because you will have nothing to worry about.
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Its very stressful for us to find someone that will take excellent care for our 4 legged son Keno when we go on vacations. We are extremely picky on who we trust. We are very happy to have found Daniela. She really have the knowledge, experience and the passion with dogs. We enjoyed the daily updates through her blog knowing our Keno is having a blast and that really keeps our mind at ease. We couldn't thank Daniela enough. We highly recommend her to anyone.... We found a keeper!!! Keno will definitely be back in Daniela's Bed and Barkfest.
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My dog seemed to love it here. She seemed a little depressed for a couple of days after picking her up! We love how Daniela takes time to document the day so we can see what our girl has been up to, and she has a great sense of humor while doing it! She takes a lot of care to provide specialized service for each pet, and she seems to really know what she is doing. We felt very comfortable leaving our dog with Daniela.
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I cannot say enough about how wonderful Daniela is! Our dog Bruno has been to other in-home boarding places and most people could not manage him due to his big bark. Not Daniela- she had him behaving like a complete gentleman!

Shortly before he came to her we also learned he was 10 lbs overweight. Daniela walked him so much we could see he was in better shape when we picked him up.

There are not enough stars i can give Daniela. I will be bringing him back this summer for sure! I would highly recommend her.
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After meeting Daniela, there was no doubt in our mind that our dog Pepper will be very well taken care of. She is a true dog person! The care she provided Pepper was excellent and the usual stress of leaving our furry child behind was not a factor this time! From her blog we saw that Pepper was happy and, indeed, had a home away from home :) Thanks Daniela!
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Straight up: it was an awesome experience!
We had a last minute cancellation from our usual dog sitter, and I am so pleased that I discovered Daniella on this site. After bringing Storm over for the initial meet and greet, I knew I had nothing to worry about and our dog would be cared for and loved. Storm had a great time playing with the resident dogs and one other that was also staying, and at night in the hotel my family was able to check in on him on Daniella's blog with photos and videos of how Storm had spent the day. Storm came home happy and well cared for. I highly recommend Daniella for your dogs vacation.
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Like my first visit, this 2nd one was great. I really feel like my dog got a vacation because she gets to do stuff that she doesnt get to do at home. She loves other dogs and staying at Daniela's allows her the opportunity to be with other dogs that she doesn't get here. She also gets more exercise in her vacay than she usually does here :)
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Our dog, Gracie, stayed with Daniela for the first time for a week stay. We received daily photos and videos. They were GREAT. She seemed to really enjoy her stay. Gracie came back happy, and well cared for. This was a very positive experience for us and our dog. We would not hesitate to use Daniela again and in fact plan on doing so.
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My Charlie and his best friend Nathan had a great time at the Bed and Barkfest. Daniela's blog always let me know what the boys were up to and assured me that they were in good hands. Daniela treats your fur babies as though they were her own and she is fantastic!
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Amazing Host! Uploaded pictures everyday to a blog so we could see how he was handling his vacation home!
Our dog Rambo stayed here for 23 days over the summer while we were out of the country, and he really enjoyed it. Daniela took great care of him, walking him daily, letting him sleep on her bed, and truly caring for him as one of her own dogs. Her blog with daily updates, pictures, and videos was an added bonus, as it let the family check up on him everyday. Even though he was quite young and playful, she and her dogs accommodated his mischief, and encouraged him to play around to his heart's content. Rambo came home happy, and looking and feeling healthy as well. He surely thinks of Daniela's house as a second home, and we would most definitely leave him there again, or recommend her to any of our family and friends.
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Absolutely loved her and so did Pebbles! My dog is my first "child" and leaving her with a stranger was a bit scary but after meeting her, I felt better. We talked and I expressed my concerns, she informed me of what she planned on doing with the dogs, and of her blog where I could see how she was doing. I got to keep up with them while I was away and was happy to see she was having a good time and that she was being taken care of with lots of love. I would definitely use Daniela again and highly recommend her!
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Spencer and Zoie once again had a wonderful stay with Miss Daniela
I was extremely pleased with my experience with Daniela. Being that it was my first time leaving my dogs with anyone other than family, I was quite nervous but Daniela completely put me at ease. I loved that I was able to view pictures, watch videos, and read about my dogs' stay on Daniela's blog. It seems they had a great time. I will definitely be using Daniela again!
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I can't express enough how extremely satisfied my husband and I were with the entire experience.
Daniela was wonderful, and she took care of Dixie's every need. Dixie looked wonderful when we picked her up, and she even kissed Daniela goodbye before we took her home! I definitely would contact Daniela again the next time we plan a vacation.
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Daniela has a blog that documents the dog's stay with her. It was awesome to see that Cassey was having fun during her vacay. I looked forward to each blog post. My dog really enjoyed her vacay with Daniela and her dogs and fellow vacationer Dixie.
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