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Renee A.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
83 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Renee's Resident Pets

Suki Lu
Border Collie
12 yr 8 mo old
Rascal - passed 4/2016
Border Collie
12 yr 2 mo old

Renee's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Renee

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*Please read completely before contacting me. I love caring for and learning about all kinds of animals, but my favorites are dogs. I have one small senior (12 yrs) dog. She is one of three that I raised from six weeks old and she is my best friend. (Her sister Aurora passed in 2013 and brother, Rascal passed in April 2016. Dogs are wonderfully made and give love and affection unconditionally and I give it back to them everyday.

**Please note** I require a Sucessful Meet-n-Greet prior to accepting a new guest reservation and I only accept reservations for the following:
1. Female dogs
2. Small & small to medium in size & weight.
3. Adult dogs
3a. Shepherding breeds puppies will be considered on a case by case basis.
4. All dogs must be potty-trained to go outside - no pee pads in the house
5. Potential guest dogs under 2 years old will be accepted on a case by case basis.

I have a large backyard and covered patio area as well as a dog door so the dogs can come in and out of the house at their leisure. All dogs will sleep in the house.

Please send a meet-n-greet through Dog Vacay.com with a day and time frame that is most convenient for you.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
Renee A.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
83 Reviews
31 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 25, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Renee's Home
$25 /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
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
83 Reviews
Renee was awesome. She accommodated my spoiled little Dachshund Ladybird. My fur baby felt very comfortable and hardly noticed that I was there to pick her up. I will definitely be using her again!
Renee treated our Brandie as if she were her own. She truly enjoyed having her in her home. We've already reserved Renee for our next trip.
Wrigley had another wonderful stay with Renee. She cares for our dog as if she was her own. Thanks Renee :-)
Excellent again, Renee is awesome !
Renee couldn't have been more pleasant and fully understood that our baby girl is spoiled rotten. Can't wait for Magee to visit Renee and her family again soon. (if they will have her?!) Barb M.
So thankful for Renee' and this service as a "Home Away From Home" ~ know our pup was safe and truly cared for!
Renee is great, Daisy loved staying there again !
Renee is wonderful and the dogs (all guest & house dogs) are just what my mature Nikki enjoys being around. Nikki has a great time and comes home exhausted. I know my Nikki loves being at Renee's because she runs to the house and wimpers at the steps until she gets into the house. We are so glad we found Renee and know that she can handle whatever situation might occur.
Thanks again Renee for another successful visit. My girls always look good (no weight loss) seem slightly happy to see me (makes me wonder if they like Renee more) and transition back to our home routine seamlessly.
Can't say enough great things about Renee and how caring she is with my girls...especially my senior lady. Renee is a problem solver and manages my babies as they were her own. I am so ever grateful to have found Renee on this site.
Renee is amazing! My dog had a great time with her while I attended a wedding over the weekend. Appointment setup was easy, we were able to do a meet and greet, and the disk full of pictures was such a nice touch. Thanks so much for an great experience!
Great experience Bella loved it there!!! She also learned how to use a doggy door!!!
Renee is awesome and our go to host when we visit Southern California. Gisel has a great time with her and her two dogs.
I/we could not be happier. Nikki is very happy to hang loose with the pack and sometimes play. She always has a good time. Thanks to Renee understanding the needs of a mature dog & having a ramp for Nikki's convenience makes Nikki's stay simply wonderful. I know she is happy to be there because she runs to house trying to get in to greet her friends. Without Renee we would not be comfortable going away and leaving Nikki anywhere else.
Absolutely wonderful. I feel very confident my Nikki will have the best care and fun with the host dogs and other guest dogs.
My dog, Millie has been to Renee's home three times and I always feel she is safe and happy! Renee' keeps Millie's kennel in her bedroom so she knows someone is near at night. Renee has a big heart for her doggie guests! ~ Rebecca
Thanks Renee! Another great visit :)
Daisy had another wonderful visit at Renees. We are very fortunate to have Renee as she does an excellent job !
Wrigley's first visit at Renee's went wonderful. She got along great with the two host dogs and I think she felt very comfortable during her 5 night visit. Wrigley will definitely be returning. Thanks Renee for taking great care of our sweetheart!!
Renee is always great with my dogs. No surprise to me on this visit she was wonderful with my newly rescued, timid, chihuahua mix. She is the most thoughtful pet sitter I've ever encountered. She even made a CD with pictures of my "babies". One of which is a 15year old senior chihuahua. A gift I will cherish.
Could not be happier. My Nikki had a great time, runs to the front door (well, a fast walk), makes herself at home, and enjoys being with her pack -- the host's dogs. I feel very confident leaving Nikki with Renee.
Renee provides a perfect doggy home away from home. Time and time again, I know Dolly will be loved and taken care of. The moment we pull up to Renee's driveway, Dolly gets so excited! It's like Disneyland for Dolly. :)
This was Millie's second visit with Renee. The first was for two weeks and the second was for a week. Your dog can't be in better hands. Thanks, Renee for taking such good care of Millie! ~R~
Absolutely the best care. Nikki has a great time. The two house dogs & other guest dogs are very compatible. Renee was wonderful and put up a ramp for my Nikki to use--in and out of the house like when she was a puppy. Very thoughtful, my Nikki is 14 and has back leg problems. Thank you.
Daisy loves going to Renees
Another fun adventure for my dog! She loves staying with Renee and that gives me peace of mind when I'm away.
My dog seemed to feel right at home at Renee's house when we went for the meet and greet so that made me less nervous about leaving her with a dog sitter for the first time. Renee was very friendly and accommodating and even allowed my dog to sleep on their bed at night. :) Both her dogs are also very friendly. I would recommend Renee to everyone who needs a sitter for their fur kid!
Great again !
We love leaving Daisy with Renee, it's just like Daisy is home. Renee does a terrific job !
Renee is very knowledgeable and experienced with dogs. I appreciate the fact that she is selective with her pet guests to ensure everyone is happy and compatible. I feel comfortable leaving my senior dog in her care.
Absolutely so glad we found Renee to care for our Nikki. Her experience with senior dogs has eased our worry about leaving Nikki for overnight or a few days. Thank you Renee and the DogVacay Co. Nikki's family
Absolutely wonderful. My Nikki is mature and needs extra consideration. Renee's dogs are just perfect company for Nikki & keep her involved. I know Nikki really enjoys spending time at Renee's. Most of all, I feel very secure knowing that Nikki is in an experienced, caring, home environment.
Second stay with Renee- my 10 year old doxie does great there and you can tell Renee loves dogs. Would highly recommend.
As usual, Renee was great. Mimi is very happy going on vacation at Renees.
Excellent again ! Thanks Renee !
Absolutely no problems. Because of her age, my Nikki received the extra help going up the step. Extremely happy we found Renee with her two house dogs and other guest dogs. My Nikki had a good time.
We are ecstatic over the care given to our Shih Tzu. Our dog had never been around other dogs and Renee went out of her way to care and help socialize our Roxie whilst we were away on vacation. We now know that there is a second home for our beloved pet! We are very happy with the choice we made in choosing Renee.
Once again it was very reassuring to leave Lucy with Renee. I was confident that my pup would get the attention and care that I was counting on. Thanks you again Renee!!
Rene is the best ! We know Daisy is in great hands.
Couldn't be happier or more satisfied! My grand son was especially happy to see pictures of Sofia and updates sent by Renee during her stay.
I have already given several friends info and assured them about leaving their pets with complete confidence they will be well cared for in a happy environment.
Thank you Pet Vacay for setting my girls up with Renee'. She was very friendly and paid a lot of attention to my two dachshunds, Millie and Addie during out meet and greet. I was confident in leaving my girls with her in her comfortable and dog-friendly home. I loved getting photos every other day of them playing and lounging which reinforced the fact my decision was the right one. I would call Renee' again in a heartbeat. Thank you Pet Vacay and of course, thank you Renee'!
Renee was a wonderful step-parent to our dog Sophie. After meeting Renee for the first time we were completely confident that our Sophie would be well cared for and loved as if she was one of her own. After our return from our vacation when we picked Sophie up we could tell she was well cared for. Renee kept us updated on how Sophie was adjusting to her new surroundings with e-mails and photos. If and when we are ever able to take an extended vacation again we would have no hesitation in having Renee watch our Sophie again.
Third stay with Renee'- this time a long one. Renee' sent us regular updates and photos and again our pups did great! There is no where we could have left these pups this long without worrying the whole time! Thanks again Renee!
Another great stay for Daisy with Rene !
Another wonderful experience for Lucy! Thank you Renee--I'm so grateful YOU are available when I need to leave her. I never worry, knowing she's in good hands.
Renee was great with our Shima. We were concerned leaving her for so long. Renee kept us updated with wonderful photos and stories on how our girl was doing. We really appreciate you! Thanks so much. Jeanne
Another pawsome stay for Lulu and Ambi at Renee's. I knew it was going to be good our second stay when we arrived and Lulu ran up to Renee whining like she only does for family members! Thanks again Renee for a nice time for the pups and a relaxed time for us knowing that they were in good hands!
My little 13 old dog Nikki stayed with Renee from May 2 thru 5. Nikki had a wonderful time. Renee's dogs are just what Nikki enjoys and the other guest dogs were small and very friendly. Nikki had a great experience being part of the pack and was so tired she slept for 3 days. Renee is sincerely welcoming, her home is very comfortable, Nikki enjoys staying there, and most of all we are confident Nikki is well care for without being locked in a confined space.
Renee is just great. Mimi likes to go to Renee's. I feel very comfortable leaving Mimi with Renee.
I was in a bind and Renee was so gracious and helped us out. I am so grateful to have Renee nearby and that she's so caring with Dolly. Dolly loves Renee's place.. it's like Disneyland to her! :)
Squeegee had a great time. Safe and comfortable surroundings.
Renee does an excellent job with Daisy, we feel very good leaving Daisy with Renee, it's like being at home for Daisy ! Thanks again Renee for a wonderful stay ! Bob LaSota
I had to make a last-minute reservation because my plans changed suddenly for an out-of-town work trip. Renee was very responsive and helped me out. I am so grateful for her care taking skills and all the love she shows Dolly when Dolly stays with her.
Renee is just great. Sent me photos of Mimi. Mimi feels right at home at Renees. I feel secure knowing that she so well cared for at Renees. Tom Stamps
I had my suspicions about Renee previously. Now my suspicions have been confirmed and I would retract my previous positive review. I was supposed to leave my dog with Renee for three days in March. The second day Renee calls me in a panic to complain that my dog had regurgitated some of her food on her lawn. She stated that her dogs had thrown up before but not to such an extent. Incredulously, she seemed to be blaming me when that is something all dogs do sometimes (I have had Bassets for the last 25 years). That, of course, does not necessarily mean the dog is ill. Perhaps she even fed my dog too much. I told her that I would call her later in the day to check up on my dog. I also stated that if my dog seemed ill, I would pick my dog up that day. Renee said fine. From about 4:30 pm to about 8:00 pm I called Renee many times and I left two messages. She refused to return my calls. I then stopped my vacation (and birthday plans) and drove to her house at about 8 pm to pick up my Basset (one day earlier than planned). Her husband greeted me in a condescending manner. Renee stated she didn't call me back because her husband was working on his car (even though she knew I would be calling and she agreed that that is what I should do). I also found it odd that I had never met her husband on my previous visit even though he was present in the home. Also think about her refusal to accept male dogs. This is a very personal review in that it goes to what kind of people Renee and her husband are in my opinion, which is to say wretched. I would not recommend leaving your pet with Renee.
We like her very much; and appreciate her willingness to communicate with us while we are away. Our "Nikki' is older,slower, slightly spoiled, and is greatly benefited by Renee's policy of small dogs only. Nikki has shown an eagerness to run to Renee's door has not exhibited any resentment about being left. Nikki must have had a good time because she slept for two days.
Renee has been terrific with Daisy. When we go away we know Daisy is in great hands !
This was our first time with Renee and DogVacay. We have left our pups in a nice kennel before but wanted to try a more "at home" experience for them this time. From the get go, Renee answered our request- we had a meet 'n' greet that was great and now today picked up our two happy pups. Renee was wonderful!!! So sweet and caring and everything went fantastic. We didn't ask for photo updates but she sent them anyways and little notes about what they had done each day- this made our long weekend so much more enjoyable for us knowing that Lulu and Ambi were in loving hands! We will definitely be back at Renee's in the future- It felt like having a trusted friend take care of our babies! Thanks so very much Renee!
My Nikki had a very good away from home experience. It was the first time at Renee's. After I picked Nikki up, she was so exhausted she slept the rest of the day. I'm glad I selected Renee, she has mature dog experience. Plus, her two dogs have just the right energy level, all dogs seemed comfortable together. I know the next stay will be much easier for me--and Nikki.
I keep going back to Renee because I know she takes great care of my Dolly and genuinely cares for her. I know that Dolly is in safe and loving hands when I can't be there. If you are looking for a host home that is safe, warm, caring, and responsible, I highly recommend Renee!
Daisy loves Renee and so do we, thanks Renee for another great stay for Daisy.
Fabulous as always !!
Renee kept our dog Sandy for 10 days in Dec. She emailed a picture on the 1st vacay day, but we did not get any other pictures during her vacay. Toward the end of the week, I was a little concerned I hadn't heard anything from Renee and messaged her on DogVacay, as she does not text. She replied on how Sandy was faring, but I wish I didn't have to prompt an update. When we picked her up, we did get a CD of pictures she had taken. Overall, Sandy was healthy and very happy to see us after 10 days. However, if you are looking for a host that will give you daily pictures and occasional updates, especially over a longer stay, this may not be the host for you...
Went perfectly again. Shima is a happy girl!
Renee is super nice and always available. Our Pug Suki loves staying at her house. She gives special attention to each dog individually and a LOT of love. We are very happy to have found her and look forward to the next time!
Our Shima really enjoyed her stay with Renee. So nice to know you are there for us. Also, I want to thank Renee for teaching Shima not to lick! Thank you so much, hope to see you again.....
Renee was flexible, gracious, and caring. She took my last-minute reservation and ensured that my slightly bossy Dachsund got along well with her dogs before we went any further. At first, I was nervous about leaving my dog in a private home, but I needn't have worried: Renee was available by phone if I wanted to check on the little rascal.

I'll definitely use this service again. Yay, Renee!
My dog stayed with Renee for a couple weeks in December. I would recommend Renee because she is conscientious and really cares about pets. She even washed my dog's leash and bed. Thus, I would recommend Renee.
This is our second reservation using Renee and she has been awesome or I should say pawsome!

I can tell Jasmine gets plenty of exercise and gets to play alot with other dogs while she is at Renee's place.

Renee also accomodated us when we had to make an adjustment to our return/pick-up time! Thanks so much Renee!
I am so happy we found Renee she is very nice and responsible. Her house is in a good area and her yard is secure. I knew holly was in great hands.
Renee is a true dog person and she is a good observer of doggy behavior. She told me how she'd laid on the grass with my Lucy (who is ten) to play with her so she'd feel comfortable. She mentioned other Lucy behaviors that showed she was very attentive to my senior pup. I won't hesitate to bring Lucy back to Renee in the future.
Fabulous !!
I was VERY pleased with Renee and her doggy-dedication. My rescue pup, Lucy, was nervous to be away from me, but Renee was patient and loving with her. She took care of Lucy's every need. I wouldn't hesitate to leave Lucy in her care again. I have told a number of friends about my great experience!
Renee is fabulous at making you and your pet feel comfortable . This was Missy's first over night visit and she did great !! I will definitely book with Renee again.
What a wonderful experience for both our dog and us. nice to travel and not worry about your pet. I think our girl wanted to stay.
Renee was excellent--I really felt that Renee really cared for Mimi. I will certainly use Renee again.
Daisy loved Renee, she'll be back in October !
Great experience ! We will be back !
It was my first time with Dog Vacay so I was quite not sure how everything will turn out. I liked how she responded to me immediately on my request for meet n greet (Thursday) because I'll be gone for the Memorial Weekend. At the meet n greet I met Renee and her 3 sweet and calm "babies". My dog is not used to socializing with other dogs, but I was surprised how calm Yannise was with them. I was able to enjoy my out of town trip knowing that Yannise is in good hands. As soon as we got back from our trip I have told my friends about her! Thank you Renee for the amazing first Dog Vacay experience you've given me and Yannise!
We had our housesitter bail on us 2 days before our trip so we were in a bind. Our usual DogVacay sitter was all booked-up for the long weekend so we had to come up with something quick and Renee was a total blessing. She responded to our inquiry within a couple hours saying she was available. She requested a meet-n-greet with her dogs and ours and was nice enough to meet us halfway so we didn't have to drive an hour plus in traffic. That was very kind of her.
Renee was very nice and her dogs are super cool. They got along great with ours. She has a great place with a big backyard where our dogs could run freely. She also spoiled them by letting them sleep with her in her bed! Our doggies came back happy and exercised.
Renee was truly amazing with Princess. I can tell Princess misses her and her furry friends. I will definately book with Renee in the future.
We were very happy with Renee and the way she treated our dog. We will sure leave Zippy with her again, as we feel our dog is in good hands.
Renee was fantastic with Sophie! You can tell she is a complete dog lover. She seemed very knowledgeable about dogs and treated Sophie very well. My dog is a 2 year old maltese and she felt very comfortable around Renee's house and her three other dogs- all 9 years of age. She has a very spacious backyard with a doggy door. Lucky Sophie got to sleep on the bed with Renee even! Definitely enjoyed my experience and will be coming back!
Renee is super sweet. She took Frida in a last minute booking and she was a wonderful host. She has three very well-behaved dogs that got along well with my dog, even though I'm sure she tested their patience a few times (Frida is a 2 year old boston terrier). In short, I have nothing but good things to say about Renee and her family!
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