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Stephanie G.

24 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Alaskan Malamute, Belgian Malinois, Chow Chow, German Shepherd Dog, Siberian Husky, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Stephanie's Resident Pets

5 yr 0 mo old
11 yr 3 mo old

Stephanie's House

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

About Stephanie

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**UPDATE: We will not be accepting any new clients for the months of Feb & March. Since we take fewer dogs in the winter months, we like to reserve the minimal spaces for existing clients. However, we ARE accepting new client bookings for the spring and are conducting meet and greets for spring bookings!**

Looking for somewhere for your beloved pup to stay while you’re away without spending the steep rates that dog boarding facilities charge? Well, look no further! My name is Stephanie and my fiancé, Ryan, and I have a lovely home in Savage we’ve opened up to our furry friends in need of a place to stay. Our decision to begin boarding started with our love for dogs and the 10+ years of experience we have with them. We have 2 resident Weimaraners named Jaeger (4yrs) & Lady (10yrs). Those who are familiar with the breed know they can be challenging to own due to their high energy, separation anxiety and stubbornness. We have learned a lot raising these two in regards to positive reinforcement training and patience! They are the loves of our lives and the reason we began fostering for a local rescue working with puppies and adult dogs. In the past year alone, we have successfully trained and re-homed over 20 dogs to loving families. Many of our adopters board with us on a regular basis and it’s so good to see our previous fosters bloom into amazing family dogs.

We are available all year round for boarding with drop offs as early as 6am and as late as 9pm. You only need to provide food, leash and any medications they are on. We have crates, pens, food bowls, dog beds, blankets, toys…you name it! All food bowls get sanitized between dogs boarded. We ask that your pup is up to date on vaccinations & social with other dogs as they will be integrated into our “pack” when they come to stay with us. We do not board super dominant adult male dogs as well as a limited list of breeds as it makes my male (Jaeger) nervous and uncomfortable and I do not wish to make him feel out of place in his own home. We'll sometimes make an exception pending a meet-and-greet. Please ask us for a list of the large breeds we do not take!!

For new clients, we require a quick meet & greet with you and your pup(s) at our home so you can feel comfortable with the place they will be staying and so we can get to know you and your family member a bit more!

Your pup will have a blast running around our ½ acre, fenced, yard, playing with toys, socializing with the other dogs, or snoozing away on the couch. For bedtime, we try to stick to what they are use to at home whether it be a dog bed, our bed, floor, or crate. During our meet and greet with you, we will go over their normal daily routine and try to stick as close to it as we can. We believe that providing a predictable schedule for your pup will help them feel comfortable at home with us. Please feel free to reach out to us with additional questions!

Holiday Rates are increased to $30/night for the following dates (I will send a custom quote if booking over these dates):

Memorial Day: May 27–May 30
4th of July: July 3–July 5
Labor Day: September 2–September 5
Thanksgiving: November 21–November 27
Christmas and New Year’s: December 19–January 2

**Puppy Rates (0-8mons)** $30/night

NOTE: We only book existing clients for holidays.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Stephanie G.

24 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 1, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephanie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
24 Reviews
I was so very pleased at the way both my Roscoe and I were treated from the introduction to the day I picked him up! Stephanie treated us both like family. My wife and I were updated each morning with pictures and updates on his status. From the pictures I saw and the updates, he had a ball with all the other dogs. I'd highly recommend her to anyone, and I plan to use her from here on out.
pups loved it!! And we were able to enjoy our time getting married knowing our dogs were being well taken care of!
Everything went really well from meet & greet to dropping off and picking up! Stephanie sent us pictures of the dogs during their stay. That was very much appreciated. They seem to have a great time!! It is really nice to have your dogs with someone who loves dogs as much as you do!❤️
Gunner had a great time playing with all the other dogs and came home really tired. Thank you Stephanie for putting our minds at ease knowing Gunner was in a home environment!! Thank you Stephanie!!
Appreciate the flexibility with drop off / pick up as well as all the photo updates throughout Murphy's stay.
Stephanie has a great disposition towards dogs and understand how they relate and behave with each other. She has a great backyards that dogs and run around and get some exercise. She provided great updates on our dog via emails while we were outside the country and texts were not the most accessible way. We were delighted to find her home for our dog.
Stephanie is great! She took good care of Kira. She sends daily updates and she made sure Kira got her meds. Kira had a great time! Thank you!
With regards to pet care, I don't believe anything better exists anywhere, for any amount of money. Home Away from Home Dog Boarding and owner Stephanie G operate on a level high above the rest.
Home Away from Home Dog Boarding is a true Five Star establishment. I will never forget the fearless and unconditional love and care that was given to our dog Kota, who was recovering from a paralyzing condition during the 8 days she was in their care. The character and integrity of owner Stephanie Grecco is an invaluable resource for Minnesota's dog community. Her heart and soul is a gift. To say she'll go the extra mile is an understatement. Stephanie goes the distance. Highly recommended!
Stephanie was great again!! We will be boarding our dogs with her for our wedding for two weeks and we know they will be taken care of!
I wish I could give more than 5 stars! Stephanie was amazing, from the way she did proper doggie introductions, to walking me through her dog care routines. Her house has a spacious fenced-in yard with lots of trees for exploring. When I arrived to drop off Anubis, there were several other dogs at her home just waiting to meet and play. Stephanie sent me wonderful updates and pictures throughout Anubis' stay. I sincerely thought I wouldn't be able to get my dog to want to come back home with me!

I know my girl can't wait to go back to Stephanie's house and I'm very grateful to have found her thru DogVacay!
Stephanie was great! The meet 'n' great went very well, and after the stay my dog Mickey was all tired out. I really enjoyed the updates as well. I will definitely use her in the future!
Stephanie was very professional! She sent us many picture updates and notes to keep us informed on how things were going. Our Homer was "Dog Tired" for a couple days after coming home. We think he enjoyed his stay! We will definitely use her again!
Stephanie was very knowledgeable and understanding of my dogs little quirks. My girl was very happy And seemed to enjoy her little vacay. We will be using Stephanie's service again.
If I could give more stars I would! Stephanie kept me up to date constantly and sent plenty of pictures. Will use again and refer all my dog loving friends to her.
Stephanie was amazing!!! We have def found our top choice for when we travel. She sent us picture updates often, which allowed us to really relax and enjoy our time away. Ruger and Penelope loved having so many friends to play with and were two tired pups when we picked them up. Above and beyond service; would recommend to everyone.
Stephanie was amazing! She had my dog meet her dogs prior just to make sure everyone got along which I appreciated. She has a big fenced in backyard with lots of trees. My dog was so happy (he does not have a fenced yard at home). Plus Stephanie would text me pictures and updates while I was gone for 11 days. Definitely would use her services again when needed. Thanks Steph!!
We tried Stephanie this past weekend and were very happy with her services. There was a scheduled meet and greet before we committed to a weekend and Marlowe loved everything about the place (especially the fenced in yard and playmates)! During our trip, Stephanie sent us photos of Marlowe playing and sleeping. We loved getting those! When we picked Marlowe up she was exhausted. We will be using Stephanie again in the future :)
Stephanie G was a pleasure to work with start to finish. This was our first time having our dog Winston stay with Stephanie. She could not have been more professional and made us feel Winston was safe and well cared for. We loved getting daily texts with photos. We highly recommend Stephanie G and will have Winston stay with her in the future.

Greg & Danette Vassilopoulos
Burnsville, MN
Stephanie was great! Very easy drop off and pick up with great communication and pictures during Bentleys 10 day stay with her family.
Bella had a wonderful time at Stephanie's. We received lots of pictures of her, one showed how royally she was treated - her special comforter on top of a big doggie bed and Bella laying so comfortably. She spent time with other dogs with her disposition and seemed to be very happy.
Stephanie's experience, comfort with many dogs and systems she has in place to make things run smoothly was very reassuring to me. Photos and updates of our dog was a bonus! No doubt this was a terrific experience for our young dog and the family!
Our dog Penny's stay with Stephanie couldn't have gone any better. Stephanie was extremely accommodating when dropping off & picking up Penny. I text her a couple times over the 2.5 days Penny was there and Stephanie responded promptly, and even sent pics of Penny playing with other dogs.
It was a very pleasant experience and we'll definitely use Stephanie & Dogvacay again!
- Ethan
I'm telling everyone I know! She was fabulous. I didn't have to worry one bit that my new puppy was being totally pampered. She even helped continue potty training! Lots of helpful tips, great pic and video updates!! Can't say enough how happy we were! Stephanie will be our go to puppy sitter.
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