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Donna A.

26 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

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About Donna

My name is Donna and I'm a stay at home mom. I live in North Aurora with my husband and two sons ages 6 and 8. I am able to provide day care or overnight care to meet you and your dogs needs. We have a large fenced in yard for your dog to run and play freely. For those dogs who need to be walked, our neighborhood has several parks and walking paths throughout. Because I've choosen to host one family's pet at a time, your pet/pets will be the center of attention. I have over 26 years of experience with dogs. Sadly, our home is pet free right now because we recently lost our beloved Sammy after 15 years. I hope to provide your beloved dog with a good memory of a place that was Home Fur A While.
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Donna A.

26 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Donna's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Donna's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
26 Reviews
I won't say how great she is so I don't lose my spot when needed... Ok she and family are fabulous and Oliver feels at home when I'm gone! Which helps me relax on vacation!
Donna and her family were incredibly friendly and warm. I knew my dog BJ, would love his time with them and enjoy their beautiful home and huge backyard.
This was our puppies' 2nd vacay with Donna and her family. I had written a stellar review last time, but my husband didn't want it sent as he feared we would never be able to get our dogs in again! However they deserve all the kudos they can get.

This family of animal-lovers is absolutely wonderful, and their lovely home and yard are impeccably kept. we were originally concerned about the young children, but they're now 10 & 12. The pups were happy and well-cared for--they seemed excited when we arrived, which is always a great sign.
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Donna and her family were wonderful caretakers of our two dogs while we were away for the weekend. She sent pictures of Captain and Daisy playing with her sons in their beautiful fenced in back yard and snuggling with them on the couch. I appreciate how accommodating Donna is to the regular routine and needs of each dog, adjusting her home to fit them vs. the other way around. Dealing with my dog's allergies was no problem for her. I highly recommend Donna to anyone looking for a comfortable and fun home stay for their dogs!
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Even though it has been months since Payton has stayed with Donna and family, she (Payton) jumped out of the car and ran straight to the front door with her tail wagging out of control. I am pretty sure that if she had opposable thumbs, she would have let herself in. Thanks so much!
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Hunter has stayed with Donna & family multiple times now, and I'm so fortunate to have found them. Once again, Hunter didn't want to leave her home when I went to pick him up.
Donna and her family are just the best dog sitters ever! We never have to worry about leaving Lucy there with her and the boys. Lucy loves to go out in the back yard and chase the ball, and I'm sure she is never bored. I'm surprised that she wants to come home with us when it's time to pick her up!
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It is always a relief to know we have Donna and her sweet family nearby to watch after Sully when we are away. Thank you for keeping our sweet boy happy again :)
Libby's 2nd stay with Donna and her family was as wonderful as the first. I truly believe my dog feels like Donna's home is as comfortable as her own. We will definitely use Donna again in the future!
Payton was in absolutely NO hurry to greet us and get in our car to come back home. I suppose that's a GOOD thing! Thanks AGAIN!
Hunter had another great Christmas vacation with Donna's family. I'm so happy that while I get to travel out of state to visit my family that Hunter has a wonderful family to spend the holiday with as well. He was even treated with his own Christmas gift under the tree!
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Payton had a wonderful time...AGAIN!! So grateful to have found Donna and family!!
Donna took such great care of Sully during so many of our summer trips! So thankful for her and her wonderful family! Felt completely comfortable knowing our pup was in great hands and super loved.
Payton was SO excited when we pulled back into Donna's driveway only 4 days after she had left Donna's home. Donna and family are wonderful caregivers and it's obvious that they LOVE animals. One of these times, Payton is liable to not want to come back home with us, since she receives so much love and affection from her host family. THAT is a very comforting feeling for sure...
Thank you!!
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We could not be happier with the care Payton receives whilst with Donna and her family. We feel so blessed to have found such a wonderful host family so close to home. Highly recommend!!
We are beyond happy with Donna and her family! They took such great care of our Sully bear. I loved the texts she would send me of her whole family loving on him. He was definitely spoiled by having two boys to play with all week.

Donna's house is very clean and tidy and they have a nice sized, fenced in backyard. They are the sweetest family. From the second I met her and her family, I felt completely comfortable leaving our dog child with them for 10 days. So thankful we found them. As long as Donna is available, we will definitely continue to book with her.

Thank you, Donna! We know Sully is excited to see you again soon.
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Hunter had another great visit with Donna & family! He was happy to see her and is becoming familiar with his stay with her as his 'doggy vacation.'
This was the second time leaving Hunter with Donna & family, and all was A plus!!!!!!! I'm so thankful to have found such a caring family to doggysit.
Dobby had a great stay with Donna! He can be a very challenging dog and she was very patient with him. We received our daily pictures and it seems like Dobby had a lot of love and attention from Donna and her family. We're very grateful!
Donna and her family were very welcoming to our dog! She is clearly a dog lover as are her boys. Our dog is a rescue and she sometimes is nervous in new places and with new people, but that was not the case at all with Donna. She was also very flexible due to our last minute travel changes. We will definitely use her again should the need arise as well as recommend her to friends and family that are looking for someone to watch their dog.
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Donna and her family are wonderful! They clearly love dogs and embrace them as one of the family. Maci has come back exhausted both times she has spent the weekend in Donna's care. We will be using her again when the need arises.
Donna and her family were so great when watching our dog. We really felt at ease leaving our dog, Peter with her and her family while we were away. She sent updates with pictures everyday to let us know how Peter was doing during our vacation. I would definitely recommend Donna for anyone needing someone to care for their dog while they are away. They were awesome hosts!
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Donna & family were a perfect match for my dog, Hunter. They were most welcoming & you could tell they all love having a dog in their family. Hunter was very happy when I picked him up --in fact he didn't want to get in the car to leave. I will definitely ask them to doggysit Hunter again.
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Donna and her family were exactly what I was looking for my dog tic tac. He was in the best hands possible and I almost felt like he didn't want to come home, he had such a good time. They took such good care of him. I couldn't be happier and we enjoyed our vacation more just knowing he was in good hands. A high light of my day was seeing the picture of him that was emailed daily. Thank you so much Donna, to you and your family!
Michele
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How fortunate we were to have Donna A and her family take care of Camella over the weekend! Our dog had never been separated overnite from us before, but she was treated with such kindness and understanding. Donna and her animal-loving boys and husband are eager to welcome dogs of different personalities into their homes and to treat each one as individuals. They consider it a blessing to spend time with them...and for us, we couldn't have made a better choice for our dog!
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Donna and her family was fantastic with the way they took care of Lucy! They didn't want to give her up. Lucy had a great vacation, while we had a great vacation! It's nice to know that we didn't have to feel guilty about leaving Lucy. She was well taken care of.
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