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Abba L.
Midlothian, TX 76065
207 Reviews
93 Repeat Guests
$22/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Abba's Resident Pets

Fritz
Italian Greyhound
Male
8 yr 0 mo old
Ginger
Bulldog
Female
8 yr 7 mo old
Chicken
Yorkshire Terrier
Female
3 yr 1 mo old

Abba's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Abba

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*****Previous clients, please contact me if a date you need is blocked****

Our property is an acre with lots of room for running and playing. Our fence is a 5ft tall chain link fence and is secured with padlocks. As a stay at home mom, I am always here and keeping a watchful eye on my dogs.
Your furry kid is incorporated into our family like one of our own pets.
+Doggie CPR Certified
+No cats
+Non smoking home
+Lots of room inside and outside for play
+ All guest dogs sleep inside, no dog is ever left outside
+Doggie door access - Dog guest are always supervised in the yard
+Clean bedding everyday
+Reviews are listed below, please request additional references as desired
+Only positive reinforcement is used
+Pictures and videos are texted or emailed to keep you updated on our activities during your pet's stay with me
+ Will administer medications if needed
+Come meet me! I am open to interviews, over the phone or in person
+Puppies to seniors are welcome
+ $2 discount for second dog
+Full refund for cancellations 7 days before the dogvacay reservation date and within the 7 days before the reservation 50% of the stay will be refunded
+Please send your email address along with your inquiry for a reservation
+ In case of an emergency, Dogvacay offers vetting insurance to you (with a $250 deductible) while your dog is my guest .

+Drop off and pick up times are flexible from 6am. to midnight. I work with your schedule - sometimes travel plans get delayed or moved around, that's ok, communicate your needs with me and I will work with you

+Pick ups before 10am. will not be charged for a full day PLEASE NOTE: YOUR PICK UP/DROP OFF TIME IS LIKE A RESERVATION IN OF ITSELF. I set aside time to be ready for you and your pup to make the transition smooth and pick up easy, ensuring I won't be in the shower or in the middle of preparing a meal when you arrrive to pick up your pup.

**Guest must be spayed/neutered
**Guest must wear an id tag with their owner's contact information

**What to pack for your dog's vacation: your dog's food & treats, any medication your dog needs and your pet's bedding if they are attached to it or prefer a certain bed.
Bowls, toys, crates (if needed for your pet) are provided

All pictures featured were taken at my home.

HOUND4HOUND
I work with a rescue group and often have one foster. A portion of your dog's visit will be used to provide vetting, food and necessities for this foster.
Did you adopt your pup from a shelter or rescue group in the last six months? Congratulations, you will receive one free day of sitting with me.
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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
Abba L.
Midlothian, TX 76065
207 Reviews
93 Repeat Guests
$22/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 24, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
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References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Abba's Home
$22 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Abba's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Grooming
$20 /min
$40 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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207 Reviews
Abba, as always, took wonderful care of our boys. She kept us updated every day with texts and pictures.
Abba was great! Would use again!
I am thrilled to have found Abba to keep my dogs while we were out of town. She replied quickly to my texts when I was missing them and wanting to hear how they were doing. They seemed totally happy when I picked them up to bring them home. I will definitely use Abba for our future vacations!
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Always excellent!
My dogs love staying at Abba's! I always feel like they are safe and having a good time.
Abba is wonderful!! She loves my dog like she is her own! She is Bailey's second mom! Would highly recommend!!
Abba is wonderful and her facilities are top notch - plenty of room for my puppy to run and play. We will definitely be back!
Abba is great with our dogs! Our dogs feel right at home from the moment they arrived they never even looked back for us and we always feel very comfortable leaving our dogs with her! We know they well be well taken care of!
Im sorry it has taken me so long to review and tell everyone how awesome Abba is with our dogs! The dogs always have an awesome time at Abba's. Didn't miss me at all! I got pictures and everything was ready when we came to pick them up. Thanks Abba! We will be back!
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Dolce loved her stay!
Pups had a great time!
Fantastic as always!
She is absolutely the best sitter we have ever used. Highly recommended. :)
This was our 2nd stay with Abba and everything was perfect.
Abba did a wonderful job taking care of our Zoe! I'm so glad I decided to use dog vacay, and book with her!
Our pup Rogue had a great time with Abba, her pups, and her family. She seems very comfortable at her house and loves all her friends. We felt very comfortable leaving our 7wk old puppy with her.
Abba is the only sitter we use for our dogs, Monkey and Dash. They love her and she takes such good care of them, as if they were her own. We left them
a couple weeks ago and a 3 day stay turned into a week due to a family emergency. Abba just stepped right in and accepted them with no notice. She is just a wonderful, caring person and we are very blessed to have found her.
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It was GREEEEAAATTT (in my Tony the Tiger voice)! This was my first time using Dog Vacay and now I am passing the word along to all my dog lovers. Abba sent me pictures everyday, and my boys loved her. I think they were a little sad to leave. Thanks Abba, I will be doing this again.
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Thanks for taking such good care of Lola! We will see you soon!
Abba was great as always. Our Toby really likes staying with Abba and always comes home exhausted from the excitement and fun.
Abba and her family were just excellent with our lil Dexter! It was his first vacay away and Abba really helped the process go so smoothly. She is a wonderful host and we will definitely be using her services for any future vacays! Thank you Abba!
My husband and I are new to Texas and just got our new puppy a few months ago. Needless to say, we were a little nervous about where to keep him when we went out of town. We didn't really like a idea of a kennel...and that's when I found DogVacay! I was a little nervous about having our pup stay in someone else's home, but Abba was willing to do a meet and greet before we booked with her. We took our puppy, Ranger, out to meet Abba and the rest of her pack. He had a great time playing there with the other dogs and I felt very comfortable with Abba, her family and the other dogs right from the beginning. We went ahead and booked Ranger's stay and I can safely say that Abba's will be the only place Ranger stays when we go out of town! During the time we were gone, Abba sent picture and text updates. When we picked Ranger up, he was one tired puppy! He came home and slept for the rest of the day! He really hit it off with one of Abba's resident dogs and now our pup has a new friend! I completely trust Abba to care for our puppy and had no worries at all while we were away. I actually already have Ranger booked with Abba again for our next out of town trip!
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She was great at watching my pup pups for the weekend! She sent updates and everything went really smoothly! I would definitely recommend her and trust her to watch my pups again! Thank you Abba!
My fur babies love Abba. She is wonderful with them. I never worry about them when they stay with her.
Abba is wonderful and truly loves fur babies. I never worry about my fur babies when they stay with her.
First time we left our dogs with someone we did not know. Abba was wonderful with them and kept us informed on how they were doing. It really put our mind at ease. She was wonderful and the dogs loved staying there. Thank goodness we found a great place for them to go when we are unable to take them with us. Thanks again ABBA!!
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Dolce and Dash came home happy and well exercised-I think Dolce may have wanted to stay longer! Another great visit!
Dolce had a fantastic week running and playing. She was thoroughly relaxed all week after she came home.
Awesome as always! We had to adjust our schedule around some and Abba worked it out with us-so grateful she watches our pups!
Great as always!!
What a great experience. My dog was happy and well taken care of. Abby was the second sitter we had used through this service and she was head and shoulders above our first sitter. I almost hate to leave such a good review In fear she be full the next time I go out of town.
Thank you
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Dolce had a great weekend and came home happy and healthy!
Lucy and Gus had a fabulous time at Abba's! We needed a place for them to stay over the Christmas holiday and Abba and her family welcomed them like they were their own. Abba went above and beyond to make our experience smooth and worry-free, putting us at ease about Lucy (our high-maintenance dog), assuring us that everything would be handled as if she were at home. Our pups came home tired from a fun week with new friends, and without any of the stress that comes with kenneling. We loved our picture updates and positive feedback about our furry friends. During their stay, a tornado swept through the area. Abba and our dogs earned their "tornado prepareness" badges, taking every precaution in the storm. We were so grateful to know that our dogs were safe and cared for during this uneasy time. We drove about an hour out of our way to get to Abba because of her great reviews and awesome communication during the initial reservation. We would definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone looking for a place for their furry friend!
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I never have a moments worry when my dogs are with Abba. She does above and beyond....she cleaned my dogs ears and brushed him out.
Dash and Dolce had a great Christmas with Abba-they ran and played for 3 days until the weather deteriorated-she made sure they were safe during the bad storms. Thank you Abba!
We went to snowy country for Thanksgiving and that is no fun for a chiweenie with those short little legs! At Abba's, she was warm and much snuggled. She loves having play buddies and, as usual, slept all afternoon when she came home. We are Abba's #1 fans!!
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Abba is wonderful! Levi loves staying with her - she takes such good care of him. She even groomed and trimmed his unruly doggy fur! Thank you Abba!
Abba is so great with our pooches!! I feel comfortable leaving knowing that our fur babies are in great care!! They always come back happy and worn out from having so much fun! I will definitely take them back to the comforts of her home over a kennel any day!!
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Our 2 pugs are 11 yrs old and this is the 1st time we left them with anyone while we went out of town. We are completely happy with the care they received and just love the "family feel" of the whole experience thanks to Abba!
Abba did a great job with my dogs. She was attentive and checked in often with text and pictures. You could tell that she genuinely cares for the pets she hosts.
Dash and Monkey just went to spend the day with Abba and as usual they had a wonderful time. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found her!
Another great experience! We never worry leaving Macie with Abba while we are away.
Abba is wonderful! My dogs come home very happy and clean. She is very flexible and willing to work with you on pick up and drop off times. Her place is very nice and secure. Couldn't be happier!!
This was the first time I've left my two small senior dogs with a boarder. The stay was for 4 days and 3 nights. They were nervous at drop off but Ms. Abba reassured me they would be fine in her care. She was right. My dogs and their belongings were returned to me in good condition. I found Ms. Abba to be caring and compassionte caregiver. She was organized and professional.
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Dash and Dolce had a fantastic time running and playing with Abba's pups. When we left Dolce kept looking wistfully back-she really enjoyed all the action! Two happy healthy pups!
I am sorry for the late reviews, I am slacking!! Once again, Abba is always awesome with our two dogs. She goes above and beyond what is expected of her. We received messages with pictures almost daily! We feel so much better going away when I know she is watching Bella and Lucy!
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Abba is hands down the best dog sitter we have ever used! always great communication and pictures during our dogs stay. Dont want to use anyone else! :)
Very comfortable leaving my fur babies with Abba. My dogs come back home exhausted from playing. This was our second stay with her. I will definitely be using her again!
Dolce had a great time with Abba. She had been home alone all week and really needed to run and play with other dogs and she came home exhausted and satisfied. Love it!
This was an awesome stay-it was pouring down rain and Dolce is difficult in bad weather. Abba helped her feel right at home and she had a good time despite the rain.
Abba was great! When I arrived she held Macie so she would feel comfortable. Once she got down, you could tell Macie was at ease being there. Abba sent pictures and updates on how Macie was doing while we were away. We would highly recommend Abba and will definitely use her again.
~~Susan
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We took all five dogs to Abba. They love it there and we have used her multiple times and recommended her to others. Never had any negative issues always great!!
My husband and I are quite picky when it comes to finding a sitter for our bulldog. (My mom recommended Abba since she uses her as well.) Abba's place is wonderful! She always kept in touch during our Bulldog's stay by texting us pictures of him. She definitely put us at ease & took amazing care of our little man. We will definitely use her in the future!
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Awesome as always! Our pups had a great time and were in better shape than when I left them with all the activity they had for the week!
Great as always!!! Afraid my dogs wont want to come hime they gave such a great time!!
Abba is a wonderful caring dog sitter! Thanks
Awesome-again!
Abba's pet resort is heaven on earth for the fur children. They have a safe fenced huge yard to run and play in with 24/7 TLC! Our pups have been there many times over the past 3 years and are always happy to return. Thank you Abba for piece of mind while we are away.
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Dash and Dolce had a great time yesterday and came home exhausted and happy. Such a great treat for them to stay with Abba! She is so attentive with them.
Awesome as always! Dash and Dolce love to stay with Abba. It is a wonderful getaway for them!
I want to write a quick note to commend Abba for the wonderful job she does. I have used her for a couple years now and I love the experience my dog has at her house. She treats him as a member of her own family, which includes swimming and playing catch. Abba has always gone above and beyond by sending pictures of my dog and staying in contact. I feel so lucky to have found her.
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My dogs were treated like kings! LOL I wasn't sure they would want to come back home. Abba is very friendly and the dogs loved her. She has a big, secure, very beautiful place. She sent updates with pics everyday and was very accommodating of our schedule. We came home to very happy little guys. Will definitely use Abba again!
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We always feel so comfortable leaving our Bella with Abba, it's like we are leaving her with family!
LOVED this experience. First time EVER to leave for an entire week with anyone and she was amazing. Have a Boxer & a Shih Tzu. Boxer loves everyone and all dogs. Shih Tzu has anxiety around other dogs. However, he did fantastic. Will definitely be using her again. Communication with her was fantastic, very personable. Abba clearly loves dogs and she made me feel like they were as important to her as they were to me. Dogs were completely exhausted when they got home and slept the rest of the day/night. I could tell they had no issues at all just by their behavior. It actually did my Shih Tzu a lot of good to socialize with other dogs besides our boxer. Absolutley amazing!!
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Simply put she was amazing. She took care of my puppy and kept pitucre and text updates. The area that she watched my puppy in was big and she even brushed my puppies hair. She simply put was amazing! I will def be using her again.
Another awesome visit for Dolce. First time for pup Dash and he loved it. Abba is so good with them and spoils us all rotten!
We've used Abba several times and she always treats our pups like her own. They love her and she is very caring and loving towards them. Very highly recommended!!!
Abba is exceptional! I have used her services more than once and I will continue to do so. She loves animals and treats them as if they were her own. She has the ideal set up to care for pets, and has large fenced yard and pool. My husky loves going to her house!

She will send you pictures and videos often of your pet playing and having fun. That will set your mind at ease so you can enjoy your time off.

I Highly recommend Abba!

Earnestine Nickel
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We went out of country on a cruise and I felt very comfortable leaving my Yorkie with Abba. It was an instant connection. She couldn't wait to get her hands on my Bella to love on her. Bella is only 6 months old and was played with often by Abba and her entire family. I came home to lots of pictures and videos of her fun week!!! Abba was so terrific and we will definitely use her again!!! Bella was even sent home with a doggie treat and toy! Abbas dogs are spoiled rotten and I loved that!
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Abba was more than great she was wonderful.Very responsive . Her place it's heaven for dogs and she will take care of your dog in the best possible way. She sent us pictures and videos every day , my dog got home happier than ever I think he didn't want to live Abba cause it was a five star vacation for him
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As always Abba has done a wonderful job with our Bella!
Abba always does a great job! I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful. Rocky loves Abba!!!
I was told about Abba from a coworker that has used her several times for his dogs. Abba is a natural with dogs and immediately made my dog feel comfortable who can be nervous at first. She owns a beautiful clean house and well groomed yard. You cant beat the price for the attention and love as opposed to taking your babies to a vet and spending 35 dollars a day to sit in a crate all day and night. There is one negative though, your dog will not want to come back home with you! I will be bringing my dog and sisters/parents dog back at the end of this month for another dog vacation!!! Thanks Abby!!! #IneverwritereviewsFYI
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Leaving our dog with Abba is always a great experience! She is an excellent host with a beautiful home and large yard. She has a few friendly dogs that welcomed ours right away. She responds quickly to emails and texts and is very easy to work with on times/dates. We trust her completely and will definitely leave our dog with her again and again!
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Can't say enough about Abba. Knowing our Bodie is staying with her makes our trip so much more enjoyable because I know not only are we having a good time but he is too. She always has "friends" for him to play with and she is so good about making sure all of the pups are happy and get along. She sends pics and updates while we are gone, making it even easier to enjoy ourselves. don't know what we would do without her!
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Abba is the best sitter! Our dog has a great time when he is at her house, with other dogs to play with. I never worry about him when he is with her, and makes my time away so much more relaxing not having to worry about him getting the care he needs. Abba sends me texts with updates on what he is up to and sometimes pics too.

Abba is such a sweet lady with a big heart and such a blessing to all the pups she keeps and rescues.
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Abba took wonderful care of our pups as usual. They always come home happy and worn out. We will always use Abba as our host if possible.
Abba is wonderful as always when keeping my fur babies. She communicates with me and will send me pictures of their activities.

I never worry when Abba is taking care of my fur babies. I know they are well taken care of.

She is the best!

Janice Wright
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Rachel was very happy and well taken care of. I was sent photos and video during my absence which helped me know she was OK. Great Job
Abba as always was so wonderful with Dolce. She kept us updated with messages and pictures and Dolce had great fun playing with the other dogs. It is so good for Dolce to have this opportunity to interact with other dogs and to run and play outside while we are away. Thank you Abba!
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I think our dog has found a second home! I think he enjoys himself as much as we do our vacations. Highly recommended!
I absolutely love Abba!! I have had a couple unpleasant kennel experiences (not in this area) so I was a little worried about leaving my pup but Abba is so great! My fur baby is very high energy and wants lots of attention but Abba did a fantastic job with her! She even sent me pictures every day of her having a blast with her new friends! I would highly recommend Abba and will definitely use her in the future.
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Abba is awesome! Our dog, Bodie had such a good time staying with her. She is so caring and sweet with the dogs and always has playmates for him which he loves. I feel so confident that he is well taken care of when we leave him with her and it makes having to leave him much easier on us. He made some new friends and had a great time!

Thanks Abba.
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Abba is always amazing!
We just picked up our dog after his 5th stay with Abba. It was a pleasure as usual. Our dog loved the space to run in the yard, playing with his doggie friends, and he always comes home happy. Abba is our favorite and the only person we trust with our little fur baby.
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I appreciate Abba so much! I always know Levi will be safe and loved when he stays with her.
We left our sweet Lab Puppy Tank with Abba while we traveled to Pennsylvania for a wedding. I never worried once about Tank, Abba kept me updated with pictures of my HAPPY pup and lots of text updates.. She has a great area for them to run around and play and treats them like they are her own. There is nothing better than to find a person who will love your animal like you love your animal while you are out of town. We have used Abba many times for Tank since October. He loves to go to her house and play with her dogs. He even knows her name and gets very excited when I ask if he wants to go to Abba's. That speaks volumes to me.
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Abba was wonderful as usual. Our little Peanut continues to struggle with the loss of our other pet and Abba was great..not minding that Peanut was a little more clingy than usual. It always puts our mind at ease when we know that Peanut is at her home.
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As always, Levi told me he had a great time with Abba! He is looking forward to the next visit!
Thanks so much Abba for going out of the way to help care for our Bella!
Abba is a wonderful host for our 2 year old Aussie! Thanks so much for the care you give her when she comes for a stay!! Great facility & owner!!
Abba was wonderful, and Bella really enjoyed her stay. She gave us daily updates, pictures and videos of what Bella was doing. This made us really enjoy our vacation worry free. We will definately use Abba again when we need to travel. I recommend using her, you will not be disappointed. Bella came home happy and stress free!

Gary and Janice Wright
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Abba was great with our dogs, as always. I feel very comfortable and content when my dogs are with her. It made our vacation less stressful and much more relaxing knowing they were being treated as we would treat them.
This is the 3rd (4th?) time we've left our Finnybear with Abba. She is very good and patient with him, even when he greets her by turning and jumping back into the car. She has a beautiful yard and home for him to explore, keeping him occupied and wearing him out.
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This was the first time we have ever boarded our dogs with anyone and we are so VERY pleased with the love and attention our Italian Greyhounds received. Abba sent us text messages and pictures almost daily, and sometimes more often, to let us know our dogs were doing good and getting along with her dogs. You can tell that Abba truly loves what she does and cares for our dogs. We will most definitely use Abba and DogVacay again in the future.
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Abba was great! The girls felt comfortable from the first second we walked-in the gate. She let us bring the girls late and pick the up and Sunday which is so wonderful! We will be calling her again!
Abba was amazing! She was very organized from our very first contact over the phone and we knew exactly what to expect during the dog's stay. She kept us up to date on how things were going with our dogs via pictures and text messages while we were away, which was very comforting. Our pups even got a bath before we picked them up! They had a blast!
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I absolutely trust my dog with Abba! She treats him like his is part of her family. I know my dog is in the best care with her! She also is great at keeping me updated on how he is doing by texts and pictures. I would definitely reccommend Abba to others!
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Abba is fantastic. Maya came home well entertained, tired, and happy! Her home was very accommodating from what I saw in the backyard. Her dogs are well behaved and welcoming. I felt comfortable leaving my dog, which is a big weight off of my shoulders. So glad I found her!
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It's so great to be able to leave Shasta in a place where she has fun and plenty of attention, instead of dragging her on a 13+ hour road trip that nobody enjoys. She is always happy to see us when we get back, but not in any hurry to leave Abba. And "Wanna go see Abba?" gets her tail wagging every time!
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Abba was absolutely awesome! She sent messages and pictures to us daily! Great communication! We had great peace of mind knowing that our Lucy was being loved and played with just as much as if she were home with us!
Abba and her family are awesome. Winston loves it there and enjoys socializing with all the dogs. I also know he enjoys the big back yard and occasional soak in the pool! Abba does a great job of keeping us updated with texts and photos so we can see him having fun. She is flexible with drop off and pick up times and I am alway so confident he is in excellent hands. Having boarded dogs for over 30 years all over the world (Army family) I can say Abba and her place have won 1st place in my heart!!
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Perfect as always!
We LOVE our fur babies and were reluctant to leave them with anyone. Abba is super sweet and our dogs went right in like they lived there. She sent me pictures and updates throughout their stay. We've already booked another stay with Abba. Highly recommended!!
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Milo came home worn out from all the fun he had! Would definitely use Abba again.
Abba is wonderful! I always know Levi will get extra-special care when he stays with Abba!
Abba is great! She is so sweet and loving to your dog. She sent us updates and pictures everyday! I will definitely use her again!
She is very good! I highly recommend her.
Abba always does such a great job with our dogs, Dolce and Miranda. Miranda has a lot of age related issues and Abba dealt with these so well. We are so grateful she is willing to watch our needy friend. Thank you Abba!
Abba took great care of our Grace, she truly takes care of them like they are her own! We will definitely be using her again!
Shasta loves Abba! We do too!
Abba is a wonderful person to entrust your dog to. I was so hesitant to take my dog to someone I never met but was so pleased with the end result. My dog was well loved and tended to. Five stars from me!
Always so kind and willing to take care of my Yorkies. Love her relaxed nature and love for dogs!
Abba was wonderful! We received regular pictures and texts about our dogs. It was so awesome to come home after vacation and find out our dogs had a great vacation as well!! Would highly recommend her!
We feel so fortunate to have found Abba! When we leave our boxer Skeeter with her, we have no worries at all. Abba's property is beautiful & she is a dream to work with. Highly recommend!
Our doberman was very well taken care of. Abba sent pictures of her which which gave us comfort. We highly recommend her! Thanks Abba!
This was my first time using Abba to take care of my pups. She communicated with me daily and my pups came home happy. She has a large fenced back yard which was needed for my high energy giant schnauzer. I would recommend her.
Abba was great with Rosie! Rosie got to run with the other dogs, swim, and more. I really liked that I could email Abba at any time to see how Rosie was doing, and would get quick response. The pictures she took of Rosie swimming were the best!
Abba is an awesome pet host. She came threw for my family in our time of need even though she was completely booked for a holiday weekend. She was a pleasure to work with. The updates/photos/text she provided throughout our dogs stay was very appreciated. Cali, our dog, LOVED her stay. Playing in the pool, playing with Abba's son, and the other dogs. Cali, slept for two days after returning from Abba's. She was completely worn out from the fun she had.
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We were so pleased with the care our pets received with Abba. We won't hesitate to use her again or recommend her to our friends.
We would definitely use Abba again to care for our French Bulldog. The photo updates throughout the weekend were wonderful. We got to see how happy he was playing with the Abba's family and dogs. The day after he came home he was so worn out from all the fun he could hardly stay awake. Highly recommend Abba to anybody looking for dog care.
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Abba is a wonderful and compassionate dog lover. Winston, my terrier mix, practically had a spa week - Abba sent us a photo of him exiting the pool as she said he liked to get in to cool of for about 5 min then would get out and sun himself again!
She treats her guests just like one of her own cuties and made sure he had the right environment to eat quietly - he doesn't like to eat when there is too much going on.
Thanks for a wonderful time and for all the kindness you showed toward Winston.
Jana & Winston.
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Awesome as always
Our whippet dogs had an excellent stay with Abba as usual! They came home happy and relaxed. Abba really treats Miranda and Dolce like royalty when they stay with her!
Abba is a lifesaver! We were moving and our poor little Shasta was totally stressed out. I had Abba keep her on the day of the actual move, and she came home relaxed and tired from playing with the other dogs. Much better day for everyone!
What can I say about Abba? She's wonderful! I'm sure if my dog Levi could talk, he'd tell me "thank you" for choosing Abba for his care when I was away.

Abba is kind, helpful and loving with her pets. I have no doubt that Levi was pampered during his stay. She fed him his special dog food I brought over and even trimmed his nails! I know Levi enjoyed being around her dogs - he was able to socialize a bit.

The next time I need to leave town, I'll be contacting Abba, and hopefully she'll have room for Levi. I can't say enough great things about her. Thanks Abba and family, you're awesome!
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Our whippets Miranda and Dolce had a great stay at Hound Haven. They really love the companionship of the resident dogs and the host family. Abba is very careful with our babies and treats them so special. They love to stay with her.
My dog had another great weekend with Abba! I highly reccomend Abba for your dog care needs, she does a great job and makes your pup feel at home!
I highly reccomend Abba for any pet sitting needs! She worked with me to get my dog in fast, and her home is very dog friendly. My dog is nice and tired so I know he had a great time! I will definitely use Abba again!
Communication and updates during our own of town stay were terrific. The amount of interaction with the other dogs really helped with the transition as we left. This is quite unlike other "kennels" where the animals are caged most of the day. Highly recommended!!
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Absolutely wonderful! Was nervous since this was our first time leaving our dog and she was just amazing. Made me feel at ease immediately and so did our dog. She sent me text pics of him throughout his stay and was beyond my expectations. Would use her over and over again!!
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Abba took great care of our two whippets. The older one takes extra care and she was very good with her. Both dogs came home happy and wore themselves out playing with the other pups.
For a day or a week...Abba is amazing! :)
This was my first tume to ever board my dogs, so naturally I was a bit nervous on how they would react to me leaving them with someone they had never been around, but the whole experience was great! Abba is awesome and my babies really enjoyed being at her house. So much so I'm not sure that they didn't have a clue I was the one that went on vacation instead of them. Lol I would definitely recommend Abba and will be using her again for any of my future boarding needs.
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She was perfect!
Abba is so friendly and Rocky did like her, she sent me a picture of him giving her kisses, which he does not do to everyone, so Rocky was comfortable with Abba. I felt so comfortable too leaving my baby with her. She sent me pictures everyday and messages on how Rocky was doing. I will certainly recommend Abba to anyone and I will certainly use her again! So glad I found her.
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Abba takes great care of our Aussie! Highly reccomend her & the facility is excellent!
Abba & her family took great care of or 9 month old Aussie! She loves being there and thats always a good sign! Great facility also!!!
Great !!
Abba was great!! Thanks for taking such good care of Bella
Abba and her family made my furkids feel like part of their family. She has an amazingly sweet spirit that my pups clearly keyed in on. This is the first time we have left them with a stranger but it will not be the last time we leave them with Abba. We looked forward to the daily picture and video updates. When we picked them up, they were actually whining for her on our way home...lol, like kids leaving a fun camp and having to go back home. When we arrived at home, we found that she had sent the most thoughtful picture postcards from our pups and they were waiting in our mailbox.

Abba = Amazing! :)
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This was a return trip for our two dogs to stay with Abba. I was concerned with my older dog because he tends to be very nervous when we leave him. No problem, Abba took him in her arms, hugged him and away he went, very happy to be there with her other dogs. She loves her dogs and is such a natural with them.
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I have used Abba a few times and each time she has been wonderful! She really cares about the dogs. I really love the extra touches that Abba does at no cost, such as baths and giving dogs medicine. These are services that add up at an ordinary dog kennel. I would not hesitate to use Abba in the future!
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Abba did a great job with the dogs! I got pictures of them and they came home happy! I would definately take them back there to stay!
Abba is the greatest. She is Pawsome.
Abba is great with our 6mo old Aussie! Thanks so much ! Great facility & great owner makes it a "No worry" get away and Abba always sends a photo/update.
My dogs had a wonderful time with Abba! We had some car trouble getting to her so we were a couple hours late dropping our dogs off, but Abba was so incredibly nice about it. Our dogs were comfortable as soon as they got there, and Abba sent daily updates about how they were doing. It was a wonderful experience all the way around!
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Very happy with the job Abba did with our dog. We could tell he had a great time. Most important we felt confident leaving him there!
We were so happy to discover Abba's Hound Haven nearby. She has a first class operation & I would highley reccomend her ! Bella had a great time! Thanks The Dillonz
This was our first time doing something like this. We normally leave the girls at the vets, not that there is anything wrong with that, their vet is very good sweet kind and gentle.However I did not want to leave them crated all weekend. We scheduled a face to face to meet with Abba before we left and brought the girls with usl to Abba's. They were both nervous but quickly warmed up Abba knows how to comfort them how to relax them. There is plenty of room for them to run in a fenced secure yard. They are supervised when they go outside. I know that they are going to be in good hands I know they will be safe I know they will be loved as much as I would be there. I do not have any reservations about using Abba again,
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Abba is awesome! This was our first experience in leaving Max with someone other than family members. Abba bonded with Max immediately and made him feel like one of the family. I think he enjoyed being around his new friends and the TLC he received while in her care.
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Another great visit with Abba. Addie doesn't even tell me bye when I drop her off. She is ready to play and enjoy!
Abba was great!! A much better experiance then who I used before. Highly recommend.
Abba was great from beginning to end in caring for our two YORKIES. She truly loves dogs and has a great place for them to stay. Both dogs adjusted quickly, and Abba kept me informed with notes and pictures the entire time they were with her. I will take them back, she is very special.
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This was our first time ever boarding our dogs & Abba exceeded our expectations. Gidget & Bandit fit in immediately and we loved receiving the daily video & picture updates. We will only have her care for our dogs in the future. The dogs absolutely loved it and we had 100% peace of mind knowing they were being taken care of. Thank you!!
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EXCELLENT!!!!
This adventure was a God sent. Abba spent personalized time with Beaux. She sent my family video clips & pictures of our dog several times a week. I will use her again in the future if necessary.
She was great! Communicated well and sent pictures to keep us updated on our little dog. Would recommend!
"Let's go see Abba!" are magic words at our house! Shasta loves it there and we are so comfortable with leaving her. Thank you, Abba, and thank you, DogVacay!
This is well overdue, but I have to say that Abba Lawrence is the most spectacular dog sitter I can imagine. My two pups were recently sprung from the pound (in other words, rescued) and as you can imagine, they are pretty skittish still. Their "interview" went very well, and Abba immediately put me and the pups at ease. During their stay, she sent photos and updates and I never worried for a moment. And while the dogs were glad to see me when I got home, I got the feeling that they were pretty sad to leave Abba, her family, her own beautiful dogs, and their lovely house. I'm excited that Abba will be caring for my dogs again in just a couple of weeks!
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Abba was outstanding. She kept us abreast with constant pictures of activities with the dogs. My wife went from stressed to relieved with every update. The dogs were happy and healthy when we picked them up. Abba is to be highly commended.
As soon as we took our little fur baby over for our meet-and-greet at Abba's house we knew we had found the perfect place! We had never been away from our little 4 month old puppy before so we were very nervous. Abba listened to all my concerns and took extra special care of our baby. We were completely comfortable leaving him with her and we never second guessed our decision. Our daily pictures, updates, and videos kept us in touch with our little guy and we were happy to see he was having a BLAST with Abba, her other dogs and her kids. Can't say enough good things!!!
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I recently went on a two week vacation and was concerned with finding someone to watch my then 3 month old puppy. I came across dogvacay while browsing online and contacted Abba for a meet and greet. I took Lola with me and after a bit she seemed comfortable and excited to be in her home. I immediately felt at ease. Abba did an amazing job taking care of Lola! It is obvious that she genuinely cares about your dogs well being and goes above and beyond to make their stay in her home feel like a true vacation. She has a lot of space both indoors and outdoors so Lola got tons of play and interaction time with her dogs. Abba also sent me daily photos and videos with updates on Lola's stay. This experience exceeded my expectations! I HIGHLY recommend Abba if you need someone to watch over your fur babies. Thank you so much Abba to you and your sweet family for taken Lola in as one of your own! You are totally pawsome :)
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Shasta loves Abba, and she feels completely at home there. Shasta was not feeling well when we had to leave her, but Abba gave her the medicine and kept this anxious mama updated with daily reports and photos. Absolutely PAWSOME!!
Abba's great with our dog Finn. She geniunely cares about his well-being and gives great advice when any issues come up. She keeps us informed through pictures and texts as well, so we always know what Finn is up to and how he's doing.
Abba is the GREATEST. My Madilyn loves staying with her and her crew. In fact, Madilyn naps a lot after her stay because she is so tired from all the activity. F. Spain Grand Prairie, Tx.
My two IGGYs were so excited to get there the most recent time I dropped them off, they started whining about a mile from her house!! The more feisty of the two actually tried to jump out of my car with her seatbelt still on. Then she raced up the driveway towards Abba trailing seatbelt/leash and all.
They were very clearly happy as little clams while I was gone :-)

Abba has practically become family as the girls have now been with her almost 20 days from April to now. Her son even renamed them "Candy pants".

I leave town with absolutely no reservations that my pups are safe and happy.
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Abba and Hound Haven are totally Pawsome! She watched our border aussie Rory for a few days while we went out of town. Rory had a blast. It was so nice of her to send pics of him running and playing. He had so much fun chasing the the other dogs in her giant backyard. I highly recommend Abba if you need a loving home for your dog for a few days. We have found Rory's new home away from home. :)
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Abba is the BEST!! Trust her completely with our sweet Bella and Bella is always calm when she comes home from her DogVacay with Abba...Thanks so much Abba!!!
Abba was awesome! We got constant updates about how our dogs were adjusting (this was our first time to use a doggie vacay). Abba sent text messages and pictures to assure us they were having a great time. She worked with our little guy who was a shelter rescue and has issues meeting new people and animals. I would recommend Abba to anyone looking to avoid boarding their dogs.
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As always, we LOVE leaving our baby with Abba. She is so attentive and loving, he always comes home a happy guy!
I'm so happy to have Abba to leave our Shasta with! Shasta is just a puppy, and it's a long time since we were puppy-parents, so I think I had a little separation anxiety (Shasta did fine!). Abba sent me texts and a couple of short videos of Shasta playing with the other dogs. Shasta loves to go see her puppy-pals at Abba's, and I'm a much happier mom.
I think I've told everybody I know who has a dog about DogVacay!
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We we're so nervous since we have 3 dogs and one that can be more than a little difficult, but Abba is amazing! After the meet n greet I could tell she is a really calm person and has a natural way with dogs. Our clan was extremely well cared for and the daily updates gave us so much comfort, since we missed our fur babies being away for 9 days. Abba is an hour from my house, but worth the drive to know the pups are in such good hands. She's our go-to sitter!
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Abba was wonderful!! She is so sweet and loves dogs. She has a very sweet family and playful dogs for my lil dog to play with while we were gone. She sent us daily pictures of how Toki was doing while we were on our trip. While we were gone, we felt at ease while Toki was under Abba's care. I would definitely recommend her!!
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We genuinely enjoy leaving the girls with Abba while we're away. Our blue heeler Daisy absolutely adores her (and loves all peoples) and our uptight catahoula is warming up to her more and more each time (a monumental accomplishment for overly protective mutt!) We'll definitely be visiting her again and again, and Abba comes strongly recommended from all five of us!
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I am extremely happy with my experience with Abba. My dog is older and does not get very much exposure to other dogs. He is also very much a creature of habit and enjoys his routine at home where he is the only dog. Abba sent me updates to show me how he was doing during his visit and he seemed very relaxed and at ease with his surroundings. He can also get somewhat anxious when he is in unfamiliar territory so it was a relief to see how well he was adjusting to her home. Abba has a great set up for the dogs she cares for. She also has a very warm and calming presence and I think this carries over to her interaction with visiting dogs. I would not hesitate to use Abba again. This was my first experience with Dog Vacay and Abba. Abba exceeded my all expectations!
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I felt very comfortable leaving our little yorkie with Abba. She updated me everyday, sending me pictures and texts. She went above and beyond to make me feel like this was a good fit for our precious little dog. I will definitely be using her services again in then near future.
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Dixie loves her doggie vacation !
Jessie is from a shelter/rescue so we just couldn't bear to put her in a cage at a vet or boarding facility. When doing research I found Abba. She was very accommodating, and we could tell Jessie had a much better experience than if she were boarded. Abba sent pictures and video to show her progress which was very helpful for our peace of mind.
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Abba was AMAZING with Roxy! She felt right at home and made lots of friends. And She seemed exteremly happy and healthy while in the care of Abba. :) I recieved updates while I was away and I was extremely confident that Roxy was in good hands. This was definately the right decision to leave Roxy in her home. I look forward to using her in the future and I am already recommending her to everyone I know!
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Addie had a great time at Abba' s! In fact, she wanted to stay when I went to pick her up!
As some people do, we treat our dogs like children and were very concerned about boarding them at a commercial establishment where it appeared for the most part, they would be held in a pen. We discovered DogVacay and Abba in our area. We went for a meet and greet and the dogs appeared comfortable with her and her other pets. To get them familiar, we did 2 day stays and 2 overnight stays before our week vacation out of country. As they went by and the dogs began to recognize the smells on the way to Abba's, they would become excited knowing where they were going. Abba appeared to truly care for the dogs and they took a liking to her. By the time of our vacation, we had no reservations at all about Abba taking care of them. She did an excellent job of catering to what they were used to at home (e.g. feeding times, food, etc...), and gave tips to make their time more comfortable and fun. Abba seems to really care about animals and it made us very comfortable to leave the dogs with her which we had never done before. We trust Abba completely with the dogs and are planning on using her again in the future for other trips. If you are in the Ellis County area, I recommend you do a meet and greet with Abba.
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Abba was great with my little Copper. He has a broken leg and she has made leaving him worry-free. I know he is getting the best love and care. Thanks Abba!! Bridgette
I cannot tell you how wonderful Abba and her family were to my girls. She was willing to take my 1 year old IGGY and her 5 month old sister (who can be a hand full!). I got daily updates with pictures. My dogs were happy and clearly very well cared for.
I'm fairly sure they were slightly bummed to be back home today.
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We were so pleased with our pets' visit with Abba over Thanksgiving! We came for an initial meet-and-greet and the girls were hesitant but eventually excited to have other dogs to play with.

During their four day visit with Abba, we never once worried about their well-being: she sent us multiple photos and messages about their progress.

Most of all, we are grateful for her honesty about our dogs visit. Our oldest (and most protective) dog, had an awkward adjustment period during her stay. Abba was very forward yet encouraging.

We highly recommend you schedule a visit with Abba to experience her passion for occupation for yourself!
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LOVE Abba and her doggy sitting!! She sends cute pics while we're gone, so we don't miss our pup too much. She really loves our dog as much as we do. :)
Abba was just amazing with our Bella. I've kenneled Bella before but we did not like our dog being in a metal cage most of the day until we found Abba...She was just awesome from the first day we met!! She sent me a text message each day we were gone with either a picture or just a message saying how Bella was doing each day..it also helped Bella being around Abba's dogs too..more socializing for Bella!! We will definitely use her again and we recommend her to everyone!! Again...Thanks Abba!!
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Our bulldog, Pancho, had an amazing 2 weeks with Abba and her family while we were on vacation overseas. We never had to worry for a second because Abba sent us emails, photos, and videos of our fur baby throughout the entire trip! She treated him like he was a part of her family and for that we are forever grateful. Pancho even moped around for a few days when we came home...we think it was because he missed his other playmates...

We would highly recommend Abba for any dogs in need of a great vacation:)
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Tosca loves staying with Abba and having fur-buddies to play with. I love having a safe and happy place to leave Tosca. Abba's the best!
Abba was amazing! I have an escape artist and she was safe and happy the whole time. Our other pup became extremely attached to Abba and you could tell during the good bye that Bailey was excited to see us but didn't want to leave. My girls love to swim and they were free to do so in the family pool and had a bunch of other pups to socialize with and play with. When we go on our honeymoon there is no doubt they will be taken care of there! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! :)
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Abba was really easy to work with and Finn really loved the experience. When we picked him up, he wasn't quite ready to leave; definitely a good sign. And, wow, he really does love those treats. :-) Thanks for taking such good care of him!
Tosca LOVES staying with Abba! She's doing so well we're going to graduate to an overnight. Yay!!
FINALLY! I can travel or just work late and not worry about Tosca. Abba is awesome; she's a dog whisperer or at the very least has magic powers. This will be a weekly day out for Tosca, and her home-away-from-home when we go on trips (she is not a good traveler!)
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There is NOTHING better than ABBA and her animal friends! Will be going back.
Abba is wonderful. This was our first time with dog vacant and I could not be any happier. We instantly felt comfortable with leaving our dog Lucy with her. Lucy enjoyed her stay with Abba and as her mom that makes me proud. No words cans truly describe how grateful to find Abba who truly has a passion and desire for dogs.
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Once again, we had such a great experience leaving our dog, Kodi, with Abba. She is so caring and thoughtful. Kodi enjoyed her time and we did not have to worry at all, since we knew that she was in such good hands. Kodi was excited to see us, but was a bit sad to leave Abba!
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Libby loved staying with Abba she didn't even want to come home when it was time to go. Abba was very nice and sent me a picture and message me about how she was doing I would use her again and recommed her to anyone that needs a sitter.

Thanks again
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This was our first time using Petvacay.com and Abba so we didn't know what to expect, but if we ever need to board again, our first preference will be Abba. Our dog was recently diagnosed with cancer right before our vacation so we were concerned about leaving her. Abba's experience caring for rescued dogs put our minds at ease. She has a great way with dogs and is easy to work with. Our Boxer was much happier getting to spend time with other dogs instead of locked in a cage. I would highly recommend Abba.
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We love Abba! Ony was so happy there and we got cute pics of Ony with her new friends. I know she was well cared for and she will definitely spend her next vacay here.
Our dog's stay with Abba's was a great success. We were concerned to leave him for two weeks and, as it turns out, he also thought that was too long. He got a bit more standoff-ish the second week but Abba was great and let him do his own thing. She approached him on his own terms when it was time to come in at the end of the day. It certainly sounded like he became pretty difficult by the end of his stay but Abba still talked about it as though it was easy.
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Abba was fantastic! She faithfully corresponded with pictures and updates. Madilyn experienced little change from her normal routine. When Madilyn would not eat her food, Abba figured out a new way to get her to eat. The pictures were professional quality and experience wonderful. Madilyn already misses her Aunt Abba and new friends.
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Aba was awesome! Loved the text updates and pics. Our dogs were well cared for and seem to have a good time. Will definitely use Aba again.
We had a great experience leaving our dog, Kodi, with Abba for two weeks while on vacation overseas. She was caring and attentive to Kodi's needs and made her feel like part of her family. She even emailed us photos and little updates on how Kodi was doing. She truly cares about dogs and it shows. I feel that Kodi has found a second home with Abba. In the future if we go away again, I will definitely leave Kodi with her. There is no one more suitable to care for our beloved Kodi than Abba!
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Abba's care for my dog, Banjo, was beyond what I expected. She sent pictures everyday and left messages on how he was doing. I knew he was in good hands and was able to enjoy my vacay without any worries.
Abba was wonderful! Maggie seemed really comfortable there. We will definitely ask her to watch Maggie again if we go out of town. Thank you Abba!
Let me just say Abba's dog nest was an answer to Dixie Belles prayers!. I loved our daily updates and videos!
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