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Doreen V.

56 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Doreen's Resident Pets

Cleo Went To Heaven in January There are No Dogs at my House
17 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Doreen's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Doreen

19 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi, I'm Doreen and we provide reliable loving pet care for your furry and feathered friends. We have had pets in my family and cared for them for the past 35 years. Our hours for drops offs and pick ups are 8 am through 8 pm.

Rates are as follows:
Small Pet 0-20Lbs = $45.00/24 hours
Medium 21-40Lbs = $50.00/24 hours
Large 41-80Lbs = $55.00/24 hours

If you have a small or large dog ask me for a custom quote and I will send one to you within the hour.

We will only take your pet if they are 2 years or older. They must be housebroken, neutered/fixed and have all their needed shots/rabies/etc.

I have a home based business preparing income taxes. My husband works locally and is also a volunteer firefighter, so he is around often to help as well.

Your pet will either have supervision, or his or her own room if we have to go out for an hour or two. Be at peace while on vacation or a business trip knowing your pet has their own fenced in yard and loving supervision.

All the neighborhood dogs know each other and socialize frequently on group walks. RumBrook Dog Park is a mile away and we are a 1/2 mile from The Dakota Vet Center & The Veterinary Emergency Group. The Tarrytown Lakes are only 2 miles away with walking trails galore. There are no children in my house just our Parrots on the second floor.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Doreen V.

56 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 22, 2016


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Doreen's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$22 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
56 Reviews
As always Doreen took great care of Lilly! Thanks!
Always such a pleasure to have Doreen host our pup Ella. She comes home smelling better than when she left! I don't know how she does it?! Ella is a very shy and anxious rescue dog, but she always feels comfortable and relaxed at Doreens. She's happy to go and happy to come home, never gets sick there and always seems very well cared for and safe. Thank goodness for Doreen 's house!
Doreen was so welcoming and professional. She frequently sent updates.
We couldn't have been happier with Doreen. We loved the pictures that she sent and Sadie seemed to be so happy playing with all the other dogs. We highly recommend her services, and will definitely be using her again to watch Sadie. Thank you.
Doreen and her husband are easy-going and kind. We were confident our furry buddy was in good hands because they don't leave dog guests alone for extended periods and they are clearly natural dog persons.
Dorren had our dog over for 3 days last week. We were little nervous as our dog had never stayed alone before. We had a pleasant experience with Doreen and our dog was very happy at her place. We would certainly use Dorrens services in the near future and also recommend her to our friends.
Doreen is wonderful! Thanks for taking great care of Lilly!
Loved Doreen, she is extremely close to my house and my dog came back super happy. She sent pictures to me and was in constant contact with me if I text her to see how Sonny was doing. She is officially my dog sitter if she has a spot open, using her again this weekend!
Doreen is amazing. She came to our rescue when we were in a bind and needed a place for Lily to stay for 2 weeks. Without a meet n greet, Lily bonded right away and felt at home with Doreen. We were sent photos of how much fun Lily was having during her stay. Thank you Doreen...we will be coming back!
Great stay with Doreen. Spartacus was well taken care of
Our pooch loves Doreen's house!!!. She plays outside and inside and receives cuddles all day long. Sometimes I feel guilty bringing her home because she has so much fun at Doreen's. And she always smells good when I pick her up! We have been using Doreen regularly for at least a year
Doreen made being away for our doggie so much easier with constant messages and photos of our dog having a great time with her and the other dogs. We will definitely use her again
Doreen was terrific, and our dog was clearly very happy there. The place is so well set up. We had to book very quickly, and without a meet-and-greet, and I wasn't sorry! I was totally at ease the whole time. I will DEFINITELY call on Doreen again.
Our dog Teddy had a great stay with Doreen, he was with her for 6 nights. We loved the updates and pictures. I was apprehensive about the interactions with other dogs but under Doreen's careful monitoring all went well. Teddy returned to his home routine without difficulty.
Great experience. Spartacus was very happy here
Kobe had a great time with Doreen, and the dogs that were there at the same time. Nice yard and lots of TLC. Thank you to Doreen.
My dog had a great time and Doreen took the cutest pictures - thanks for a great weekend.
We have been using Doreen for many stays for our Golden Doodle and we love her! She shows so much attention, kindness and interest towards our dog. When I mention to him that he is going to visit her again, he jumps up and down with excitement!
We are so grateful that Doreen is here for him when we are away. It's his second home.
Your service to our dog Casper was marvelous . We will be using in the future!!!
My dog had another great stay with Doreen!! Highly recommended!
Doreen cared for my parrot ,Sunny and my dog, Paco for 9 days while my family and I were on vacation. I felt very comfortable leaving both pets with her. She has two parrots of her own and was very comfortable caring for Sunny. Paco seemed happy and healthy when I picked him up. He was having such a good time playing in the yard with another dog he didn't even realize I was there to get him until I called his name. Doreen sent picture and video updates throughout their stay. She is warm, friendly, and very accommodating. I would definitely leave my pets with Doreen again.
My dog stayed with Doreen for 10 days and had an amazing time!!! It was his first time away from us and Doreen treated him like part of the family, I could not have asked for a better experience. She was so patient and kind with him. He is a big dog, over 90 pounds and she treated him like her baby. He made tons of friends during his stay and Doreen was kind enough to send us pictures and videos of his adventures daily. She really made us feel at peace during our vacation, knowing that our baby was in great hands. He loved playing in the backyard, going for walks and he even shared his bed with his best friend Buddy. I will definitely leave him with Doreen anytime I need to go out of town :)
Dulce was very happy when we picked her up! She even got to bring home a new toy :) We would certainly re-book.
Doreen is an excellent dogsitter. She is warm, friendly, and very relaxed, and her house is perfect: very cozy, with a beautiful fenced-in yard for play and exploration. Our labrador, Addie, is a bit nervous and shy, and does not do well in kennels. But she had a GREAT week staying with Doreen! I think she would have been happy to move right in for good. :) We were overseas, and we loved getting Doreen's photo updates. It made our trip much more enjoyable to know that Addie was so happy and comfortable. Five stars!
Cassie and Rosie had a whale of a time at Aunty Doreens and they look forward to their next trip.
Our dog had a great stay! Doreen and her husband are kind and caring and we were happy to go away with out any concerns! We would highly recommend to all our friends! Thank you so much Doreen!!!
Wonderful stay - our dog was very happy and clearly well cared for!
Doreen was terrific, she is very responsive and kept us in the loop. She sent photos of our dog too. We were dealing with a blizzard that weekend and had to extend our stay and she was completely flexible. When our dog came home he seemed happy and well cared for!
Doreen was fabulous! My puppy Pearl had a wonderful time with Doreen and her family. She came home happy and tired from play and new adventures. Doreen was so sweet to send pictures and notes from Pearl every day. She even sent a short video of Pearl playing with a new favorite toy, tail wagging the whole time. I will definitely use Doreen again.
My dog had a great stay with Doreen, who emanates kindness and a love for animals. I had piece of mind my entire vacation. My dog came home happy and healthy!
Doreen was so sweet with our dog Brownie. She sent us pictures of how happy she was. It made us feel comfortable while we were away. Brownie was well taken care of in a loving home! Thanks for an awesome stay!
Doreen is a great dog sitter. She made me feel at ease from the moment I met her. She gave my dogs a great vacation experience. They were very happy & both of them got along well with her dog, as well as with other dogs she had there at the same time, and neighborhood dogs. One of my dogs sometimes has issues with other dogs, but Tildy seems to have done very well at Doreen's house. I will definitely use her again.
Doreen was great, she was very attentive to Manny. Manny had a great time playing and running in the backyard, and Doreen sent us several photos through the app that made us feel at ease. This was the first time Manny was with Doreen, and we will definitely use her again.
We are so happy to have found Doreen! You can tell she really loves dogs, which made us feel extremely comfortable. The environment is great with good indoor and outdoor space. Thank you!!
Doreen has been so easy to work with and very friendly! We will call her again!
Doreen was wonderful! When we had to find a dog sitter quickly after our plans fell through, we found Doreen Tuesday morning on DogVacay, had a meet and greet Tuesday evening, and she took our 2 boxers that weekend. We felt totally comfortable leaving our dogs with her. When we picked them up, they clearly had been exercised and were happy and calm. Thank you Doreen!
Sebastian had another great time while away from his family. He made new pals, enjoyed special attention, and eagerly went in when we arrived. We never had a concern over his wellbeing while away; and, the pictures sent told the story of his stay...they were great. Doreen and her home are a great home away from home for our special little guy!
Rocky had another great week at Doreen's house! Doreen makes Rocky feel at home. He is safe and happy and even made friends with other dogs that were vacationing.
Doreen took good care of Pluto! She provided me with daily pictures and updates - and was very responsive to my text messages/calls. I will definitely send Pluto to stay with Doreen again.
Another great vacation for Rocky with Doreen!! Doreen was so accommodating to our last minute plans.
Doreen and her husband were both very very nice. Sweet home with their own sweet pooch, Cleo. My dog seemed to have a lovely time. Doreen sent photos. Barkley loves hanging out with other dogs, which he got to do over this weekend.
Wonderful and caring people. Our Lucy always seems to have a great time when she stays with Doreen.
Lucy has stayed with Doreen several times now and we never have any doubts with respect to her treatment, safety and enjoyment while in her care.

You would not go wrong with this sitter.
excellent! Our dog rocky was well taken care of!
We left our dog Lilly with Doreen for a week. I was a bit worried because she has a little separation anxiety but she seemed comfortable and Doreen was very accommodating. Lilly was well taken care of!. Thanks Doreen :)
Doreen was great! My dog is timid with most people, but she seemed completely comfortable with Doreen and relaxed in her home. The photos & updates that Doreen posted helped me to relax too, knowing that my dog was in such good hands. My experience was completely positive and I certainly hope that Doreen is available for dog-sitting the next time I need to go away and can't take my dog with me.
I am a returning customer and would use Doreen again. Once again, Doreen was great with Bella and she seemed happy and well cared for.
Perfectly good experience with Doreen! My 1 yr old dog has some separation anxiety but calmed down right away. Had a nice visit. Will def use again!
Once again my dogs loved being at Doreen's house!
Doreen took great care of Sadie and Layla. Thank you so very much. Sadie and Layla will be seeing you in a couple of weeks.
Wonderful - Lucy was cared for well. Thank you very much greg
Sebastian had another great weekend! We loved getting the pictures capturing his daily activities; and, felt really comforted that he was well cared for and having fun! Doreen is great - he was so happy to see her again, making himself right at home as soon as he arrived.
Miles, our 16 a year old shih tzu, LOVED his stay with Doreen! He was with her for a week and almost didn't want to come home! She is a very warm and caring person who clearly loves dogs. I was thrilled with the care she gave Miles. I highly recommend her! Thanks again, Doreen!
Doreen is very loving, daisy feels right at home. Penny w
Doreen was great...from the minute we dropped Sebastian off until the time I picked him up again, we felt comfortable leaving our pup with her. It was really nice getting pictures periodically...the boys felt like Sebastian was being well cared for and having fun! We will definitely use Doreen again should we be travelling and need someone to watch our dog; and, I would definitely recommend her.
Doreen is a wonderful person who loves dogs and treats our aging Carpathian Shepherd with great care and tenderness! It doesn't get any better.
Doreen exhibits an extraordinary love and understanding for her doggie boarders and their owners. Receiving photos of our dog from her was a wonderful and reassuring touch. We recommend her without hesitation.
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