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Eileen W.
Salinas, CA 93906
24 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Eileen 's Resident Pets

Lily
Poodle
Female
6 yr 8 mo old

Eileen 's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Eileen

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a stay at home Mom and dog trainer. Our dog is always with us as a certified autism service dog. We adore dogs and we know how to give healthy guidance when needed to redirect behaviors with positive training. This is a family job in which all of our kids happily participate and we enjoy working with animals as a form of animal assisted therapy. We have worked in California, Idaho, Washington and most recently are in Salinas which offers opportunities to clients from San Jose to Monterey/Carmel area. All of our clients have been extremely happy with our care and most importantly we like the think our guest pups have loved us too!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Eileen W.
Salinas, CA 93906
24 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 17, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Eileen 's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Eileen 's Home
$33 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Training
$45 /hour
Grooming
$35 /min
$65 /max
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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24 Reviews
Eileen and her family were amazing hosts for our labradoodle Zelda. The whole family interacted with her, and I know she felt right at home there. We miss them since they moved to Salinas!
Eileen and her family were wonderful! My dog had a great time and I could not be happier with the experience. Highly recommended.
Our normal dog sitter canceled at the very last minute, so we consider ourselves very fortunate to have found Eileen and her family to take care of our 4 year old beagle. As a dog trainer, she knew exactly how to treat our little guy to make him feel welcome and comfortable from the very first encounter.

Eileen has 5 incredible kids who are all used to interacting with all sorts of dogs. This was key to our decision to board with Eileen; her kids could help keep our dog occupied so he didn't mope around missing us. I believe being in an active household really helped him a lot.

Eileen was wonderful - she sent updates and photos every day throughout the duration of our vacation. She kept our dog on a good routine for feeding and potty. When we arrived to pick him up, she had everything packed and ready to go.

In a word, our experience with Eileen and her family was awesome. I'd recommend her to anyone who cares enough about their dog to board them with the best.
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Eileen was a fantastic and very accommodating host for my Mia (Bichon-Shitzu). Mia clearly enjoyed herself, and showed little or no anxiety. In fact, I think she would stay longer! This is a first for any home or high-end kennel.accommodations I've used. I highly recommend Eileen.
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Our dog had a wonderful stay with Eileen and her family. We had a sudden health emergency that required us to be gone for 2 weeks, and we were very fortunate to find this great family. We received updates and photos every day, and could tell that he was being well cared for and having lots of fun with the children and their dog. We highly recommend this Dog Vacay home.
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Eileen was the best. Annabelle only spent one night but Eileen send 6 text pictures showing a very happy dog! Eileen and her family were very friendly and dog oriented and I will definetly use Eileen again. My dog was included as part of her family and Eileen was extremely accomadating!
Thank you Eileen.
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By far this is the best place we have found for our baby. Eileen is so professional and kind. She kept us well informed by texting us message and photo of our baby. No doubt we would recommend Eileen for everyone when having the need to help take of dogs while away.
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Eileen is AMAZING!!! Here entire family is so kind and caring. She is a very experienced dog trainer as well as caretaker. From the moment we first met, we knew we had found the perfect person and perfect environment to leave our beloved dog. When your dog first arrives she immediately takes charge and introduces it to her environment so the dog feels less stressed. We were so impressed by her thoughtfulness in regards to how our dog was feeling. She has a gorgeous highly trained service dog, that loves both people and other dogs. We received countless adorable pictures of our dog playing and interacting with her family while we were away! She has a lovely home, with a nice grassy fenced back yard! Her children are adorable and sweet, and it's so obvious that everyone in the home loves animals! Within two weeks of moving to the area from out of state,we had to go out of town. We were quite anxious since our dogs entire routine has been disrupted with the move. Eileen went above and beyond to help our dog cope with yet another new environment, especially during the night. When we went to pick our boy up, he said hello to us and got right back to the business of playing! When we got home, he had a nice long nap like a little kid just home from summer camp!:) It just doesn't get any better than Eileen and her beautiful family!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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Eileen & Family were very good to our Bailey and Chewy and included them as part of their family, just the experience we were seeking for both of our dogs.

Eileen is calm yet attentive and I could see upon first meeting her that our friends would be taken care of.

It's extremely refreshing to meet someone who takes just as much care with our Bailey & Chewy as we do, that doesn't have a lot of rules, and is friendly in a down to earth way.

In closing, we loved working with Eileen and Dog Vacay as a whole and feel their services are very fair. What a find! Both are a keeper in our book!
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This was the longest that we've ever left our newer dog Emma(5yrs), and our older gal, Abbey (13yrs), has some challenges of her own. Eileen went above and beyond when Abbey stopped eating about 1/2 way through the trip (this is a typical "thing" Abbey does when not at home) but Eileen kept in very good contact with me, letting me know what she was trying and how it was going. This is the first time in many years that we've picked Abbey up from a vacation and she's not been visibly thinner so Eileen's efforts paid off!
I had no worries at all during their stay and was comforted by the updates, knowing that both of our girls were being very well taken care of and loved while we were gone.
I would not hesitate to entrust Eileen and her family with our nutty pups again :)
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Eileen is an amazing host. Our lab Reboot loved hanging out with her and her children. She sent us lot of pictures during his stay. He came home very happy and clean. We will definitely board Reboot with Eileen again. Thank you for taking good care of Reboot :)
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This is my second time with Eileen, she is such a nice n sweet host :) she took care of Bold like one of her own kids...we love her and her family they all love Bolt Very much.

I would love to leave Bolt again with her. she is so good....Bolt was missing her and her family he didn't do much at all, the day I picked him up from her house.
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Eileen and her family are simply wonderful! Very knowledgeable about dogs and very patient with the nervous pups (and nervous mom!)
After a horrible experience at our regular place of 14 years it was hard to find somewhere new but Eileen made us feel at ease. We will have no problem trusting our dogs to her care again soon!
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Eileen is always amazing. This particular DogVacay was not a pleasant one for us. We had to leave for a funeral out of town, so booking had to be done quickly and almost last minute. Eileen made everything painless. She was, as always, gracious and patient. She was flexible with drop off and pick up as we weren't sure when we needed to be where. She sent us pictures and we know our pup was well loved. Whenever we drop Rusty off, we never worry. We know he is loved and cared for.
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Once again another wonderful stay with Eileen and her beautiful family! Lilly was well loved, cared for and pampered with extra TLC during her stay. Each time we leave with insightful tips, which Eileen so generously shares and which help us to enrich our puppy's life. We are looking forward to some more extended trips knowing Lilly is in a great home.
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Eileen & her family is simply AWESOME. She took loving care of our 14 month old Bolt for 3 days. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a host. She was very attentive to all the details... would update me about Bolt every day with a adorable pictures. Her home and yard is perfect for any size/age pooch. I would love to leave Bolt again in the future:) We returned home to a happy and healthy dog! Thank You Eileen!!
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Tyler's stay couldn't have been better! Eileen was completely caring and communicative; she sent us photos of our pal settling in, playing, and resting peacefully. Eileen is a certified dog trainer and worked with Tyler on some needed basics. She also recommended a new-fangled type of halter we could use for walking him instead of the old collar he likes to strain against and choke himself with. Her family loved Tyler and helped keep him occupied until we picked him up. On top of everything else, she groomed him and he came back soft and clean. We plan to use Eileen from now on and would recommend her highly to others.
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This is our 2nd dogvacay with Eileen and I can't speak highly enough of her. We get pictures, our dog is excited to be with her, and we know he is take care of. She went above and beyond with Rusty and gave him a nice comb out while he was there. Eileen and her sweet family will always be our go-to dogvacay hosts!
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Eileen and her family are an amazing Dog Vacay team! We felt completely comfortable leaving our little guy with her for 5 days. He was obviously given a lot of love when he was there. When we got home, he wasn't clingy and fell right into his old routine- a true sign of being comfortable where he was.

Eileen respected our wishes in regards to how we treat Rusty and how we train him. She also gave us some great advice about some behaviors we were trying to extinguish.

Eileen sent pictures and texts about how he was doing and even sent extra pictures when I mentioned our daughter was missing her puppy:)

I feel like we not only met a great dog-sitter but made a new friend! I would HIGHLY recommend Eileen to anyone! She is a saint!
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Being the owner of a 5 month old puppy, I was dreading leaving him to go on vacation. Until I met Eileen! She is so sweet and knowledgeable about dogs; after going and meeting her, her children, and her awesome dog Lily, I knew he would be in good hands.

I just picked him up this morning, and he's in better shape than when I left him. Eileen and her family groomed, trained, loved and played with him the whole time I was gone. She sent me daily pics and updates, and very helpful advice in regards to my questions about training.

Instead of worrying about leaving Django, I feel like he had a great vacation, too. I will leave him with her whenever I have to leave him, and would not hesitate to recommend her.
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Eileen and her family were great for our Bichon! She took the time to learn all about him and his needs. She has a lot of experience with dogs. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her to watch our dog again!
Eileen and her family were wonderful. I didn't worry about Zelda's care once on our vacation. Eileen was very communicative about what Zelda was doing and how she was doing the entire time we were gone.
Our dog Pepper stayed with Eileen for 3 nights while we were away for vacation. Eileen emailed us about Pepper's status and photos every day. Pepper seemed to have a very good time with Eileen and her kids.
Eileen was amazing and she will definitely be our go-to boarder whenever we go on vacation. Right from the initial meet-and-greet we could tell she was an expert when it came to dogs. She made the experience extremely pleasant for us and our dogs, which was especially impressive because our dogs get very afraid of new people. She was more than accommodating when it came to making our dogs feel at home and we had total peace knowing our dogs were in great hands. I would sincerely recommend Eileen to anyone!!
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