Houndy's Home
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Beth B.
Ithaca, NY 14850
39 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Beth's Resident Pets

Alice a.k.a. Houndy
Mixed Breed
1 yr 3 mo old

Beth's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Beth

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi everyone

After much discussion with my family, I have decided to leave the dog-sitting business. I was diagnosed with inoperable cancer last year, and although I look healthy, I simply cannot keep up with all of the work associated with this business.

It has been wonderful working with all of you and your dogs. I am proud that I never received anything less than a 5 star review. I worked hard to make sure your dogs were treated the way you treat them.

I'm leaving this up for a short time so previous clients have time to see it. Please don't book anything, because I won't be able to accept it.

Thank you for understanding.
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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
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
Beth B.
Ithaca, NY 14850
39 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 27, 2015


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Beth's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
39 Reviews
Beth was great with Rufus! He had a good time at her house.
Houndy's Home was awesome. Our dog was really well cared for and we got photo updates on how she was doing. It was the best boarding experience we have ever had.
Shelly loved her "home away from home." She was totally comfortable, and we didn't worry about her while we were away. The big fenced yard was a bonus.
Zeus had a great time as always!!! Thank you so much for taking such great care of him! :) You guys are the best! Xoxo Zeus and Amanda
We were thrilled with the level of care our precious Cosmo received from Beth and Cheryl! They provided us with text messages and pictures while we were away. This really helped us to feel more comfortable and relaxed while on vacation. We could see that Cosmo was relaxed and enjoying himself. Their dog, Houndy, is a sweet heart and VERY laid back with other dogs... got along great with our dog because of that! I also want to mention how flexible Beth and Cheryl were when it came time to arrange drop off and pick-up times. We had some weather issues on our return trip home and they assured us that they were going to be able handle any delays we ran into. That was a huge help!! Our dog is like one of our children and I could not leave him in a kennel for a week without the love and companionship he is used to. I'm so glad I came across this website! I wouldn't hesitate to leave him with Beth & Cheryl again in the future!
Zeus had a great time!!! Thank you so much!!!
Buddy, our 7 month old Goldendoodle, had a wonderful time with Beth, Cheryl and Houndy. Beth sent a photo yesterday so we knew he was having a good time. I highly recommend Beth B!
My dog loves it here!
We took an extended vacation (almost three weeks) and decided to let Delilah take her own vacation at Houndy's Home where she was treated as a member of the family. They have years of dog experience and even volunteer at the SPCA to help train and socialize the dogs there. They are kind and loving and treated Delilah to a luxurious stay -- allowing her to feel loved and well cared for. We received daily updates that included photos and short videos where we got to see Delilah playing, relaxing, and cuddling happily.

I would most definitely book Houndy's Home for future trips (and will arrange our trips to ensure that they are available so that she can stay there). They were also very flexible with pick-up and drop-off times to accommodate our flight schedule. Super kind and safe environment (wonderfully huge fenced yard, too!).

Top notch care!!
Love leaving my dog with Beth.
Beth and Cheryl are great and very accommodating! We felt very comfortable leaving Josie with them - she can be a handful - and loved receiving picture updates while we were gone. If they are available the next time we leave town, we will definitely use them again!
Beth and Cheryl have truly been amazing hosts for Maddy! Because Maddy is not great with kids or strangers, she brings special challenges to any host or kennel and Maddy LOVES Beth and Cheryl. As people who truly love their dog but also love to travel, words cannot express the gratitude that we have for Houndy's Home. We know through the pictures/videos Beth sends and mostly how Maddy acts when we drop her off and pick her up that they really know what they are doing to make her feel at home. That means the world to us.
We were very pleased with Beth and Cheryl's care of The Dude during our time away. Their home and big fenced in backyard was perfect for a pup. He seemed quite comfortable there and we were always excited to get daily updates (with photos!). He even got to go on a hike to Fall Creek. Beth also went out of her way to accommodate us (last minute planning on our part..) which was very nice! We certainly will be looking to book at Houndy's Home again.
Freya Leah had so much fun and love and we got pictures, texts, and updates. No new bad habits. Clean, healthy and laughing when we picked her up. Thanks Cheryl and Beth!!!! Will you take care of me please!!! Noelle and Morgan
Beth and Cheryl know what they're doing and love dogs, Houndy is a sweetheart, and their home is a doggy paradise. Our dog is not the easiest to befriend but she was reluctant to leave after a whole weak at Houndy's Home.
Houndy's Home has become our pup Strider's home away from home. When we pull up to their house, he can't wait to get inside and see Houndy, Beth and Cheryl. Strider doesn't make people friends easily, but these two won him over with one stay. We're pretty sure that with their awesome collection of toys, their comfy couches, a doggy playmate (or sometimes two) and an amazing backyard that he likes it there more than home!!

While Strider is there, they're wonderful about introducing him to other dog playmates and he comes back to us all tuckered out. I think after his last visit he slept for almost two days straight!!

On our end, Beth has been amazingly great at communicating with us both before the visit and while we're away. She's incredibly prompt at getting back to us by email and regularly sends us adorable texts and videos of Strider's escapades.
Beth is the best! I was so nervous leaving my dog for the first time. She spoiled him beyond belief!

Making a reservation was super easy, pick up and drop off were a breeze, and she sent daily updates!
I had no worried at all!
I greatly recommend her house!
Extremely happy with how Beth and Cheryl looked after my JRT puppy. Lolita came back tired and relaxed (which tells me she had enough exercise). She got lots of attention from people and was in great company with Houndy at home. Will totally book with them again! Thanks so much!
Great dog sitters! My dog loved it there and had a ton of fun with them. Received pictures and texts during her visit.
I hate to leave my dogs when we go away, even for a weekend and even if I know they will be fine. To see Annie trot ahead of me up the sidewalk of her vacay hostess' house made realize that she IS fine at her second home. She walked right in the door and greeted the resident dog, who was also glad to see Annie. She was really glad to see us when we picked her up, but I'm sure she was content and fussed over while we were gone.
Beth took good care of Max, and he told me (with licks and tail-wags) that he had a great time. It was great to get photos of him while we were away. The big fenced backyard, the canine buddies, and care from people I trust to do their best for my pal: all of these things made my choice a no-brainer, and I'll certainly contact Beth first if I ever need to leave Max behind in the future.
This home is incredibly dog-loving. Beth went out of her way to cater to Annie's schedule, and even tolerated Annie's appropriation of a spot on her own bed. Beth's dog was also very sweet with the visitor. The large fenced-in area in back of the house is a canine explorer's paradise. Annie is already booked for another stay, and I feel very comfortable knowing that she will be loved and VERY well cared for.
Charlie had a great time with Beth and Houndy. She did not want to leave when we came to pick her up. I highly recommend Beth, it is very clear that she genuinely cares about your pet(s) and provides great care. Would absolutely use again.
We booked super last-minute and they were more than willing to cooperate with our busy schedules. I got a picture message during their stay so it made me very happy to visually see they were doing fine. If I ever need to leave town, I would use them again and again.
Beth and Cheryl are wonderful. They adopted my dog while she was there. I've never felt so comfortable leaving my dog anywhere.
Beth was great! She asked us a bunch of questions to make sure that every part of our dog's stay would go smoothly. Her house and yard are very dog-friendly. Her level of experience with animals and her ability to deal with any problem that might arise was very comforting. We'll definitely be back!
Beth and Cheryl are wonderful and their place is a dog heaven. Our Sally seemed to love the porch "look-out" and paths in the woods and I'm sure she appreciated the air conditioning, too. After her first visit she pulled us to the door to enter that world again. Most of all, Beth and Cheryl gave her their great warm personalities and even took her on field trips to work and to the lake for fun! We loved receiving news and pictures of Sally. We needed to find a good place for her to stay for much longer than we wanted to be away from her and knowing she was with Beth and Cheryl gave us the peace of mind we needed to fully enjoy our trip.
We had an excellent experience with Beth B. She was very gracious to accept our last minute request and when we forgot to bring his food along, she was very nice in offering to go out and get his brand of food. Tavi had a good time and was very well taken care of. We would recommend Beth wholeheartedly!
I felt very happy leaving Sophie with Beth and Cheryl at their home.
Beth made sure our 4 month old puppy would get along with the other dogs and paid close attention to all the boarders at all times. I will definitely board him there again.
Cheryl and Beth are AWESOME! My weimaraner, is lets just say, a little "quirky". Cheryl and Beth immediately had her at ease and helped forget about "Mommy" for awhile. They made her stay safe, fun, and exciting. Their resident Alice aka Houndie is a sweet soul that Pearl liked hanging out with as well. I'd recommend Cheryl and Beth to anyone looking for a great place to keep your dog when you have to go out of town.

Michelle Turek
Beth and Cheryl were great! They were super friendly, flexible with scheduling, and took excellent care of my dog. Bubba had so much fun running around the backyard with Alice - he passed out as soon as we got home, which gave me some much needed personal time! They really tired him out!! :) Bubba will definitely be staying here again!
We were so pleased with the care that our dog received at Houndy's Home. Beth and Cheryl are great to work with. We loved receiving updates and pictures while we were away. Our dog loved the toys, treats, and large fenced in backyard. Rest assured, you can have full peace of mind leaving your pet in the tender loving care of Beth and Cheryl!
Beth sent many pictures/text messages updating us about our dog while we were away. Our dog was in such good hands with lots of love, attention, and interaction - we were afraid he wouldn't want to come home!! :)
All the arrangements were fantastic. It was so easy to work with Beth on all aspects of my dog's care. I felt so much better leaving him knowing he would be part of a loving home. I couldn't be more satisfied.
We were very pleased with the attention and care
Max received over the 2 weeks. We received emails
and pictures and while we were overseas and we
really appreciated knowing he was well cared for,
he was treated like one of the family.
We now have someone we can count on to take
care of Max when we are traveling.
Irene & Joe F
Sophie had a very positive experience. She was well cared for and had fun with humans, dogs and toys.
If you are looking for a great sitter for your pet, Beth and Cheryl's home is the place! They both are filled with enthusiasm and kindness and took great care of our pup, Lyla, while we were out of town. The big, fenced-in backyard is fantastic, too. The pup-in-residence, Houndy, is a sweetheart, and was a good friend to Lyla during her stay. We will definitely have Lyla "vacation" here next time we are out of town.
Beth and Cheryl were wonderful. We have a 140 pound Great Dane who is still ALL puppy, and they are very comfortable with that. They work beautifully and confidentially with him, their home and yard are ideal for dogs, and they were very communicative from the initial meet and greet planning, right on through until the end of the stay. I know that Dobby got great care, and I was very comfortable about the entire thing. They are true-blue dog lovers. A+!!
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