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Ivana Y.

43 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Ivana's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Ivana's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ivana

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
In my home, dogs are treated as if they were our own, in the passed we have had the opportunity to share a life with dogs, as of last year, we no longer own any dogs but we thought that Dog Vacay would be a great opportunity care for dogs as we miss having our own. There are three things that i can guarantee you while your pet stays in my home:

1. A home that will feel and be like their own,
2. Exceptional care by me
3. Plenty of attention from me and each of our family members!

I have been fortunate to have the experience of working with several different breeds through Dog Vacay and my previous job as a dog walker. I truly love all dogs and will make sure to treat your furry family members as if they were my own.

Your pets are free to roam and lay wherever they please (beds, couches, carpet etc.), they will be also be provided with treats if you allow them, and they will definitely have their fair share of play time!

I will provide four walks a day, morning, midday, afternoon, and nighttime. (Adjustments can be made if you have certain walking schedules). I will also be providing baggies to use for your pet to clean up after bathroom use.

Please message me if you are interested in my services and feel free to set up a meet and greet, I will be quick to respond. I hope to soon meet your furry family members!

**Boarding Pricing** *Daycare Pricing* *Dog Walking Pricing*
Small-35$/night -25$/6 hours max -17$/half hour
Puppy-40$/night -25$/hour

***Xtra night may be charged depending on drop off/pick up time. Dog Vacay charges nightly so if you were to drop off early and pick up late I would add an extra night charge. For ex: if you drop off your pup from Friday to Sunday, you will only be charged 2 nights, but if you drop off your pup Friday between 7am-11am and pick up Sunday between 7pm-later, then I will charge you an extra night. ***

***Reservations are on a first come first serve basis regardless of meet and greet! Believe it or not, Dog Vacay has become a very popular option for dog owners to use as a source of dog boarding therefore, I take reservations on a first come first serve basis, usually this is not an issue unless it is last minute before a holiday. Feel free to contact me regardless of calendar availability.***

Some high volume dates include:
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Fourth of July.

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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Ivana Y.

43 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ivana's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ivana's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$13 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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43 Reviews
Ivana was great! She sent me updates and cute pictures the few days Lucy was with her. Lucy did not want to leave, lol
Ivana is awesome. Our dog Charlie loves his time with Ivana, which is why we have gone back to her each time we need a dog sitter. She is really great about sending updates and pictures during vacation!
Ivana was the perfect sitter for Petey! He seemed to really enjoy his time with her. He came home & went straight to sleep because he was pooped from playing so much! :). Ivana was also very flexible with my schedule & offered a pick up/drop off service so I didn't have to get on public transportation. I loved getting the update photos & seeing how comfortable Petey was. He'll definitely be returning for another vacay!
Ivana was great! We did a meet and greet prior to the stay, and that was a great option! She stayed two nights with Ivana, who provided photos and updates during the stay. Maya seemed to have had a blast! I will definitely be using Ivana for future stays!
We have used Ivana several times now to watch our two-year old yellow lab Willie. I am very impressed with the level of service Ivana provides. She always accommodates our odd drop off and pick up requests and is incredibly reliable. Most importantly, our puppy is super excited every time we pull up to her house so I know he is getting excellent care! The photos and regular updates are a nice touch as well. Thanks Ivana for everything you do.
I think Schoggi had a great time with Ivana, thank you!
Ivana is wonderful, and it seemed like my dachshund puppy Donut became a part of the family during her Thanksgiving and Christmas stays! Ivana went above and beyond to make sure Donut was cared for, including giving her a bath and taking her out frequently. She sent regular updates, and it was clear she loves dogs and enjoys the experience of pet sitting. I will definitely use Ivana as my sitter again.
Ivana was very flexible and was able to take Cam last minute. She provided frequent photo updates. Would use again!
I contacted Ivana at the last minute about walking my dog. She promptly responded and was available...what a lifesaver!!!
Ivana has been my pup Aly's dog sitter for a few months now. Ivana is a wonderful host and Aly loves staying with her! Ivana and her family give Aly a lot of attention. She's great about sending me daily updates and adorable photos of Aly's stay. I definitely recommend Ivana to anyone who is looking for a dog sitter!
Albus seemed to enjoy his time with Ivana. She sent pictures of him, which was nice to see that he was doing ok. She was great to let us book last minute and very flexible for our timing, which we definitely appreciated.
Ivana was fantastic! She sent daily updates and took great care of Frances. Will definitely use her again when I need a place for my pup.
Ivana was great with Lola eventhough my puppy decided to get a little rebellious during her stay. Ivana was able to handle all the headaches my puppy threw at her and kept me in the loop about everything. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a sitter. Thank you again Ivana!
Great place to take your pet. Very convenient, quick response, and flexible. I felt very comfortable dropping my pets.
Ivana was really great with Athena. She kept us informed and was flexible with pick up and drop off times. She made travel so easy for us.
Excellent communication! Thanks so much for watching Hugo!
Ivana is a wonderful host and we always know Hugo is in good hands with her!
Always quick to respond and so easy to work with! Thanks for looking after Hugo!
Ivana was great with our puppy! Oliver is only 7 months and enjoys attention and being around people. Boarding him at some facility was not an option. Ivana was just what we were looking for. I met with her in advance and felt very comfortable with her and her home. She also was great about giving me updates throughout the week. I will definitely leave Oliver with her again. Our puppy was happy when we picked him up and had a great time!
Ivana kept me informed daily about how Dawson was doing and I like that she has someone at her home most of the time to keep him company.
I used her once for last minute weekend trip as my Ramsey's sitter. I liked her some much she became my standing dog walker. Too bad her class schedule changed. Otherwise, I'd continue having her take care of my little buddy.
Trevor was well cared for by Ivana. We were very happy with the updates and pictures and will book with her again when needed. Great job!
Great experience. Great Family. She knows how to take care of our puppy. Super friendly and our puppy loves going to her when we drop her off.
My pup was sad to leave! Ivana and her family are wonderful. I'm traveling often and she is my first choice, always.
Max had a great time at Ivana's and was well cared for. Ivana's daily updates and pics allowed me to relax knowing Max was doing okay. We are greatful we found her will definitely book again with Ivana in the near future.
Ivana Y home and personal care of our Talulah Dog (our pet) while we were away was excellent. Per our observation and several discussions she ensured Talulah dog had constant love, proper nutrition/clean water, and adequate exercises to keep her happy and very comfortable. Most important, Ivana sent emails/messages letting us know how Talulah Dog was doing each day of her care & boarding. Bottomline - excellent home, personnel care, and very safe environment. Sincerely, Mr Wayne P Tully, Silver Spring, MD
Ivana dog sat my pup Aly while I attended a work event. I was nervous because this was the first time leaving her with a pet sitter, but Ivana was a fantastic host! She was very responsive to questions I had and was really great about sending me updates and pictures of Aly throughout the day! Aly was very calm when I picked her up and I could tell she had a great time and was well taken care of. I would definitely recommend Ivana to anyone that needs a pet sitter!
Overall wonderful experience
She is wonderful. Our dog is always happy to her. She sends us updates on how our puppy is doing. A pleasure to deal with.
Ivana was very flexible and communicated with me when one of my dogs gave her issues. She was very kind and understanding and I highly recommend her services to anyone.
Lucky had a great time staying with Ivana and her family. We would board Lucky with her again!
Ivana was lovely! I will definitely book again for future vacays.
Took great care!
Ivana did a great job with Ali. Gave me daily updates and was very accommodating with pick up and drop off. Ali came back very happy. Great job!
We left our dog with Ivana for 3 days overnight. Ivana was very flexible and kept us updated with photos and reports of how our dog was doing. Our dog seemed to enjoy herself and we would recommend Ivana to anyone looking for a good pet-sitter who is reliable.
Ivana was so good with my puppy! This was my first time boarding him, and he did great! I'll happily board him with Ivana again.
She is great. Her place is quiet and great for dogs. She's friendly and my dog ran straight to her without any hesitation. Ivana made my girlfriend and me feel comfortable in every way when we had our meet and greet. It was a pleasure dealing with her.
Ivana was great with my dogs, and she was flexible with drop off and pick up times. She was also available last minute when our previous dog sitter canceled a couple of days before we were to go on our trip.
We've found our "go to" dog sitter, and we're so glad it's with a nice family and a nice location!
Ivana was a great babysitter for or puppy Bear! I could tell he really enjoyed staying at her place because as soon as we arrived for the 2nd day, he was pulling on the leash to just enter the house. Ivana wonderfully provided text messages and videos to keep me updated with Bear. Also, she babysits more than 1 dog so it was nice to have Bear socialize with the other dogs. I would defintely book with Ivana again and would recommend her to others as well.
Our experience with Ivana was great! She accepted our reservation request immediately after our meet-and-greet since we were scheduled to leave town in only 2 days. Our dog,Loki, is a bit high strung but Ivana knew how to make her feel relaxed and part of her family. We returned to a happy dog. We will certainly ask Ivana to host Loki in the future.
I loved sending Pucca to stay with Ivana. She was so flexible, and watched Pucca during the day when my normal sitter couldn't. Pucca came home happy and tired, and judging by that he mustve hd plenty of fun!
I was very pleased with Ivana's attentiveness to my dog and his care. She provided ongoing updates and pictures and reassured me that Napoleon would receive the best care.

When I picked my fur baby up, he was happy and relaxed, Ivana even gave him a bath; that was an added bonus. I would highly recommend her to watch my Napoleon when I go out of town. She's awesome! Thanks for taking such good care of my Pug.
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