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Brigitt R.
Cypress, CA 90630
254 Reviews
98 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Brigitt's Resident Pets

Bodey
Australian Shepherd
Male
7 yr 4 mo old
Bella Girl
Australian Shepherd
Female
6 yr 3 mo old
Bailee
Australian Shepherd
Female
5 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Brigitt's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Brigitt

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Being a lifelong animal lover and certified dog trainer as well as an AKC Evaluator, clients that choose my care receive a lot of extras including: boarding, training, daycare, all pet sitting, dog walking, grooming and transport. It is my sincere desire to provide a high quality, nurturing and safe environment for your pet(s) so please check with me on all requests because I get bookings through other venues as well as dogvacay and my calendar may show availability when I am actually full. I only take in 3 dogs at a time to provide your dog with the best of care and I fill up quickly so booking way ahead of time is best. My care is an extension of what you yourself provide for your pet. I recognize that all dogs are different and cater each pet in my care to meet their individual needs. I am able to accommodate all sizes and breeds together or separate, whatever their comfort level. You should feel confident that your pet(s) will be safe and happy in my care. Your pet(s) will receive individual attention as well as plenty of play with other available dogs. As a partner in your pet's care my desire is to keep lines of communication open at all times as my interaction with you is as important as my interaction with your pet(s). My goal is to provide your pet(s) with a stellar experience and ensure their desire to return to my care in the future. As a positive trainer I am able to work with individual dogs and help them with any behavior issues you might have concerns with. Your dog(s) become part of my pack and build their self esteem. Please read on to see what a couple of my past clients have said:
"I met Brigitt a couple years ago through the therapy dog program, Pet Prescription Team, that certified our dogs. She has been a life saver with my animals many times!
I have a 22 year old cat in renal failure and she has always stepped in when I have to go out of town. She not only feeds, brushes, and gives him extra love, she also gives him his fluid treatments that he needs every other day!
I also have a new Australian Shepherd puppy and he has been going to her house for day care during my work hours for the last 3 weeks. I am a veterinarian, so having a safe place is essential. Not only is it safe, but Brigitt supplies an enriched, active environment for my busy little guy!!
She is caring and pays attention to all their needs. Brigitt also has extra training in animal behavior and really enjoys interacting with them. I trust her with all my animals and recommend her highly if you are needing pet care."
Carol McLaughlin, DVM
and:
"My dog , Roxy has stayed with Brigitt many times. Brigitt is amazing with dogs! She is calm and caring and seems to sense what the dog needs. My Roxy is completely spoiled when she stays with her! When I am on vacation I can actually relax knowing my "fur-baby" is getting the best of care. When I went on vacation this past summer, Brigitt went and picked up Roxy from my house and brought her to her house for the week. While there, Roxy has access to children, who she loves , other dogs and a big yard, which give her playtime and exercise and Brigitt who literally let Roxy sleep in her bed! Roxy came home fit and well behaved...gotta love that! I have recommended her services to my friends many times. You will not find a more caring "dog-sitter" than Brigitt!"
Team Lee.
Within my reviews you will notice repeat clients which is a testimony in itself. House of Paws is the pawsitive place for pets!
My rates are $36 a night (24 hours) with stays around Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving, Easter, Memorial Day and Labor Day at $40 a night.
Please consider House of Paws for all your pet care needs. Thank You!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
Brigitt R.
Cypress, CA 90630
254 Reviews
98 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brigitt's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Brigitt's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Training
$50 /hour
Grooming
$25 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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254 Reviews
Our dog, Penny, loves going to Brigitt's house for doggy day care. Bridgitt is reliable and Penny has a great time at her house. We are very thankful for Brigitt!
We were thrilled to find Brigitt and Doggy Vacay - I didn't know it even existed and I like to travel with my dog. Since "Sophie" is an only dog - and quite spoiled - I wasn't sure how she would do in a strange environment with other dogs - so it was a relief to see there were separated "rooms" both inside the house and outside.
Thank You Brigitt for taking care of our spoiled pampered poodle :)
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Thank you so much for giving our family peace of mind knowing our Bella is in good hands.
Brigitt at "House of Paws" is Awesome!!! We can truly trust that our dog is in good hands and will be cared for like part of her own family! It's difficult to ever leave our dog but we can always feel comfortable knowing that he's with Brigitt in a safe, loving environment. We appreciate her and will always go to her first when Packer needs a Doggy Vacay : ). You can't go wrong with House of Paws!!!
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Brigitt is great with my dog who gets a little anxious when initially dropped off. Her house is setup great for dog vacays and I highly recommend booking your pet's stay at House of Paws.
We recently left our dog, Henry, with Brigett for two vacay's totaling 17 nights (2 stays) in 1 month. We rarely travel this much, but we had great peace of mind knowing he was with Brigett. Henry loved playing with the other dogs, wading in the swimming pool, and getting lots of attention from Ms. Brigett. I will not hestitate to bring him back for another stay. I know he will be well cared for and have a great time! Thanks!
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We love Briggit! Very accommodating, local, Packer has a great time!!!
My pug Chloe stayed with Brigitt for the first time using the doggie daycare. Chloe had not been left since we rescued her 5 months prior. I was also worried how she would do with the other dogs at Brigitts home.
I felt comfortable leaving her with Brigitt due to her experience with dogs.
I was so relieved when Brigitt informed me that she did fine with the other dogs.
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Brigitt's House of Paws is Doggy Disneyland. What a place. The dogs are safe, secure, have a fabulous playground to frolic with the other dogs, all under Brigitt's watchful and loving eyes. This is a "free range" doggy boarding home, unlike most other dog "hotels" where the dogs are kept in cages, and you have to pay extra for an hour of play time. It's play time all day here. I have taken my friend's little dog to Brigitt's twice, when my friend was hospitalized, and never worried a moment about him. I think he probably wanted to stay longer when it was time for him to come home.

Brigitt even took my friend's little dog to visit her in the rehab hospital. WOW!!!!!

If I could give Brigitt a hundred stars, I would.

And her house is SPOTLESS. It's cleaner than my house, and I just have 2 indoor cats. Got to find out her secret.
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Simply the best....my dog knows when she is going to Brigitt and runs to her at the front door.....do not hesitate to leave your pet with her
Brigitt is really wonderful with dogs, and my Kassi loves staying with her.
Pip stayed with Brigitt for 3 nights and he was well taken care of. He came home a happy tired pup.
(Another super late review)Time for grown up getaway. All I said to our baby boy was, "Are you ready to see Ms. Brigitt?" Hahaha... You should've seen him. He dropped his squeaky toy fast and tails started wagging! =)))

Thank you Ms. Brigitt for taking care of our baby boy.
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Sometimes you just need to relax, clean the house and have a super quite house. No kids running aroung and no barking! Yup. Today, was it. It's comforting to know Ms. Brigitt is there to help =)

I'm sure our boy is gonna party like a rock star =)))
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Sorry for the super late review. We dropped off our baby boy and he was so excited!!! You should've seen him. He just waltz right inside the house, as if to say, "Don't worry. I know where to go =))."
We were laughing!!! Most of all, felt at peace knowing our little fella will have another awesome weekend with his friends.

As always,
Thank you =)
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Always a fun time for our baby boy and a relaxing day or weekend for us =))) Thank you!
I felt very confident with the experience that Brigitt has when I left my sweet Lovie for the first time. I received pictures that I appreciated. I can see that Brigitt is a talented "dog whisperer" and my baby was in great hands!
It was our first time leaving our almost 2 year old Yellow Lab Butter behind and of course like any parent I was worried and I had such anxiety about dropping him off. But my gut feeling told me he was going to be fine and he was.Our furry kid seemed comfortable and happy in Brigitts home. A big plus was knowing that our boy was able to socialize and run around with other dogs. It is really hard to find a good sitter especially so close to our home.Brigitt was great and will definetly bring Butter back to ♡♡ HOP ♡♡
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Brigitt is awesome! Complete peace of mind, I don't have a single worry when my Papi is with her!
Bentley always comes home from Brigit's House of Paws contended, happy but ready to hit the sack as he plays all day long. Bentley gets excited and looks forward to his trips there as he has all his buddies waiting for him. Brigit takes care of him so well that I wonder if I leave him there a little longer, Bentley may refuse to come back!! Thanks Brigit for taking care of him.
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Our 2 pups had a happy healthy stay with Brigitt for 10 days! We have complete peace of mind when they are with her because we know they are well loved and cared for in Brigitt's home. Jo and Tony
Brigitt was great with our dobe, Tara. She even provided a framed pic of her in Christmas decor when we picked her up.
Her facility is very busy with many other dogs, a testament to her good service. Just to mention for other owners, if your dog has very specific training and other needs that you are looking to be continued during their vaca, it seems as though that might create a challenge for her with her busy schedule. Tara needed some retraining when we got her back, as it seemed as though our normal schedule and techniques for Tara that we described upon drop off were not really followed though with. That being said, Brigitt did a great job. Just something to consider if you have very specific requests/needs for your dog.
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My dog was very well taken care of, with lots loves and given lots of attention while in the care of Brigitt. I would highly recommend her, over anyone, for care of your furries!!!
It's always a treat when our baby boy goes to House of Paws =)
There were no worries leaving Ava with Brigitt. She took very good care of Ava and sent me photos during her stay. I even got a framed Xmas picture of Ava, which was awesome! I would not hesitate to recommend Brigitt to anyone who needs to leave their dog while away.
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Ozzie is always happy to stay with Brigitt and her doggie family. He has a good time there.
Love Brigitt! She's awesome and Taco always has a great time playing at her house. Definitely in good hands here, I highly recommend!
As usual, Brigitt took great care of our dog while we were on vacation. We love how Kobi will dash out of our car and run directly up to Brigitt and her front door. A true sign of our dog's comfort level with Brigitt, yet he's equally happy to see us when we return!! Thanks again Brigitt!!
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Brigitt and her aussies are awesome! Brigitt has a nice setup where the dogs get to run around freely, and the dogs get to play fetch or chase during the day. My puppy always comes home exhausted after his DogVacay :)
Brigitt was so great with my three years old Yorkie mix dog! She sent me pictures of my dog while I was gone with text messages. I was a little nervous about leaving her because it was first time for her to be around other dogs. But my dog made friends there and she was comfortable with Brigitt. I am glad that I found Brigitt.
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Brigitt is wonderful. Sunny has stayed with her anytime we have gone away and loved it. She always comes home very tired from playing with all of her doggy friends! We love Brigitt!
Dodger always enjoys his stays. He runs from the car to the front door. Thank you for making Dodgers vacation a safe and fun trip for him! Thank you!!!
We have always been very pleased with Brigitt & your care & concern for our rescue, Choc. Lab.
This was Mocha's first experience away from home. Brigitt did such a great job working with my very anxious fur baby. So happy with the socialization and training time Brigitt offered. Definitely booking another day for Mocha.
This was the first time that we had ever left our dog Whiskey with someone he didn't know, but he seemed to do great at Brigitt's. She was prompt with all contact and questions. I liked that we got to do a meet and great too, to meet her and see the space. We felt great leaving him in her care and loved getting updates throughout the weekend. Whiskey seemed to enjoy his stay, so we will definitely have him stay with her again next time we have to go away. She even gave us a cute little leaving gift with great images of Whiskey and doggie treats.
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Sorry late review. Our baby boy knows when we're going to Ms. Brigitt's. As soon as I pick up his backpack he gets really excited =) I'm also pretty sure he can navigate where we're going. He points his nose in the air and you see his tail wagging!!!

Our mixed gs and labrador is sooo cute! When they were heading in the house he was so calm. He looked like he was just going to Apu's(grandma's)house.

We know our baby boy is in good hands =) Thank you!
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Brigitt is amazing, she goes above and beyond anything we have ever had before in daycare and over night stays for our dogs. We have used highly rated and very expensive boarding facilities, had people stay at our home and nothing compares to the care and attention they get with Brigitt. She is truly the best.
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What can I say, BRIGITT IS AWESOME!!!!!! I was in a bind and needed someone to watch my Bella in a hurry..... My Bella can be a little special at times but Brigitt was able to squeeze her in... Bella visits often and we appreciate house of paws.... We are repeat customers and will continue to come back!!!!! WE LOVE HOUSE OF PAWS!!!!!!
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It was awesome!!! Our dog Macie did not want to go home she has so much fun. Bridgitt knows how to make a dog feel at home. The whole drop off and pick up is effortless. Definitely using House of Paws for all daycare and overnite stays.

Thanks again Brigitt!!!!!
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As usual, Kobi loves going to spend the night at House of Paws!! He runs right up to the door and dashes in, always looking for his favorite toys. This visit wasn't any exception and he always comes home happy and tired. Thanks again Brigitt!
This is the longest we have left Ozzie since we got him and he did just great. He has a good time playing with the other dogs and Brigitt is always texting us with photos of him in action.
Lily had another great stay with Brigitt. It is such a relief to have someone like Brigitt looking after my Lily! I miss Lily horribly while I'm gone but I know she she is being loved and cared for. Thanks Brigitt!!
Another great experience -- Taco is all tuckered out from his vacation and playing with all the other dogs :)

100% recommend Brigitt, I know Taco is in good hands when he is with her and I can tell he enjoys his time over there. She is extremely knowledgeable and you can tell she loves what she does. She takes lots of awesome pictures too!

Thanks again Brigitt, see you again soon!!!

A+++++++++++++
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Our Choc Lab, Mr. Callahan, had a great time with Brigitt & the other dogs she was caring for. We were pleased that everything went well & look forward to our next time when Callahan will be boarded there.
Thank you so much Brigitt!
Katie & Jay Miller
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Brigitt is awesome!!! So thankful we found her. Highly recommend her. Don't need to shop around, won't find anyone better...save your valuable time and call Brigitt :)
Super late review, but it's always a treat for our baby boy to see his friends at House Of Paws =) I must say, it's nice to have a little for ourselves too. It's a win-win situation! Thank you!!!
Our baby boy is always excited to visit his friends at House of Paws =))
Awesome as always!
Brigitt is an awesome host!! I was nervous to leave my pup Turner 8 months old with someone, especially someone I did not know. However, Brigitts reviews were amazing. I decided to go with my gut and book her. I am so happy I did this!! She responds and sends me pictures of Turner having a blast. I would highly recommend her to anyone if they asked. Thanks Brigitt!!!
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We're always very happy working with Brigitt! She's so nice and professional. Packer enjoys playing with the other dogs too
Brigitt was great! I'm pawsitive Jeter had a great time at the slumber party! Her backyard and sleeping area are a great set-up for dogs. Not only did she text pictures but she printed out a nice collage of his weekend for me to keep. She was very accommodating with my last-minute booking request. Highly recommend!
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I was recommended Brigitt from a friend and she was everything as advertised - GREAT! She has a safe and fun backyard and the other dogs were all very friendly as well. She sent me pictures and gave me updates as well….and at the end I got a very , very cool picture collage of the time she spent w/ my beagle.

I highly recommend her!
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I have an 11 month Corgi and and 3 yr old Australian Shepard. We went out of town for a wedding Labor Day weekend and didn't have anyone to watch our dogs. I found Brigitt on DogVacay and I am so glad I did!

She is very timely in responding, booking, and will coordinate with you about a meet-n-greet beforehand. Her backyard is made for dogs! She thought of everything. She asks for extra paperwork/info about your dogs outside of Dog Vacay & a shirt for your pup to sleep with. That's when I knew she 100% knew what she was doing!

I had never left our Corgi, Bruce, before and was very nervous leaving him for the first time. Our Aussie, Foster, is very outgoing and I knew he would love anywhere he had other dogs to play with. Bruce was timid at first, but after being there a few minutes, his guard dropped and he started playing like he was at the dog park!

Brigitt updated us with pictures throughout the weekend. I didn't have any concerns, but it is nice having the feeling that I could call/text her with any questions and she would happily respond! One we picked them the dogs up and got home, they were both tired, but I know it's because they played all weekend!

I couldn't recommend Brigitt and House of Paws enough!! We will be using her again and feel so lucky to have found her! Thank you Brigitt!!
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There's a reason Brigitt and House of Paws is by far the highest/most reviewed on DogVacay. Like many others have said in their reviews, the moment you meet Brigitt you know that your pets are in good hands.

Our two pups had a wonderful stay with Brigitt this past weekend and got to meet several new dog friends and socialize in a safe and nurturing environment. I couldn't recommend her more, as she is just as kind and wonderful to you as she will be to your pets. Ten stars out of five!
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Just finished a second visit for my dog with Brigitt. He stayed 7 nights and was tired when I brought him home but up and energetic as usual the next morning. This means two things: He plays AND he sleeps comfortably in her care. Who could ask for more? I've found the only dog sitter I ever need! Thank you for being so totally awesome! :)
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We just love & trust Brigitt! House of Paws is PAWESOME????
Brigitt is so nice and so easy to work with when coordinating dog sitting dates. We will be using her as our regular sitter from now on. Yay! So lucky to have found her through DogVacay : )
House of Paws is an excellent daycare option for our puppy. He learns socialization skills, gets critical exercise and most importantly gets the special attention a puppy needs! He is closely monitored, fed timely, and Brigitt always gives us advice on training and let's us know how our pup has done. Much better option than other daycare options where dogs are crated/caged for lengthy periods of time.
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This was Ozzie's second stay with Brigitt. He did a little better this time with regard to eating all of his food. Once again we could tell that he enjoyed his stay.
Thanks for taking great care of Packer! He had a wonderful time with you and your family. Packer came back home happy ??. We'll definitely use you again in the future!
Brigitt loves dogs and knows them well. I never worry when I leave my dog, Malia, with Brigitt. Malia has other dogs her size to play with, and at night she has Brigitt to cuddle up next to. What could be better?
Brigitt is awesome! We had a "meet and greet" about 3 weeks before my trip and I instantly decided to book with House of Paws. Brigitt's backyard is definitely set up for a DOG VACAY, and judging from how tired my dog was when I got him home, he did a lot of playing!

I have a very young Weimaraner and by nature they can be demanding. Brigitt put me at ease to leave Parker in her care and I don't regret the decision. In fact, before I left, I already made advance reservations for two more visits. Thank you, Brigitt!! :)
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This is a late review, but she's awesome as always!
Brigitt is awesome. Our two dogs love being at her house. I use Brigitt all the time and every time my dogs come home happy and exhausted.
Bridgitt took great care of my kids. I feel confident when I have to travel away on business.
brigitt was great, hudson always in good hands under here care
We were looking for a great caregiver for Colby and once we found Brigitt we never looked anymore! We've left Colby with Brigitt numerous times over the last year or so now all we have to say to Colby is "do you want to see Brigitt?" He gets so excited he won't leave us alone until we're on our way. While we miss him we never worry about his care and believe me I'm an overprotective dog mom. We get text updates and pictures and there's always a big smile on his face. We love Aunt Brigitt!
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Ozzie is a people lover and kennel boarding was out of the question. He was with Brigitt 3 days and came home happy. He will be going back with her soon.
We have used House of Paws on several occasions over the last 2 years. Brigitt is amazing, sweet, bubbly and has a special way with dogs. We honestly think Callie has more there than we do on vacation.
Needed a last minute appointment to watch Kira for the night and next morning. Was able to get in contact with Brigitt and she was able to accommodate my request on short notice. Kira had a great time at her place and playing with the other dogs. She texted me a few pictures of her playing around the next morning. Would definitely use her again.
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great visit/dog vacay for our lab ( hudson) we have used brigitt in the past and feel very comfortable when we leave him as we know he is in good hands. will continue to be back.
I made arrangements with Brijitt just a couple of days before my trip. Sally, my 8 yr old Jack Russell, and I were able to meet with her beforehand, and when we did, we both knew she was going to have an excellent doggy vacation.
There were several other dogs on site that Sally enjoyed playing with and she also enjoyed cuddle time with Brigitt I could tell by the pictures that Brigitt sent that she was very happy.
I was able to enjoy my trip because I knew Sally was in good hands. And I know that I will be leaving Sally with Brigitt in the future. In the past I have used relatives and kennels for vacation sitting, but I've always worried. This time I felt that even though I had left Sally behind she was having a great time. Kind of like summer camp, where you make new friends and play new games and even though you might miss your family you don't have much time to think about it.
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SO glad to have met Brigitt! She helped me out when I needed boarding last minute and I couldn't have found a better host! Taco had a great time, felt super comfortable right away, and was acting like he was home when I picked him up. AND he slept for a full day when I got home so I know he had lots of fun. Will def be back! Highly recommend Brigitt!!!!!!! A+++
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House of Paws – absolutely the best dog boarding place ever. Being a pet owner is wonderful until you plan a long term vacation. Like us, you’ll have so much anxiety planning your trip. On top of this, you’ll create mental images of your dog being left alone in a corner. You’ll wonder if you selected the right person to care for your pet. You’ll wonder if he will get along with the other dogs. You know your dog, you know what he can handle and what he doesn’t like. You may even make up excuses in order to see if you can cancel your vacation. All these thoughts swirl around in your head all because you don’t want to leave your pet behind. But you’ve got to be a grown-up and go on vacation like other humans. This is where House of Paws excels.

Brigitt and Mark operate a dog-boarding home. There are not pet sitters. Your dog moves into their home and becomes a member of their family. Mark goes about his work day as well as Brigitt goes about caring for the boarders. You can tell by the dogs that are in her care, Brigitt commands love with authority. Astro’s social skills were not at the top of the pop – after 12 days with Brigitt, his social skills greatly improved. When we picked up Astro, he was happy to see us, and happy to show us his toys (provided by house of paws). He was well fed, well cared for and you can tell he had his hugs. As soon as you meet Brigitt you will know what I am writing about. We highly recommend House of Paws. They are the best!!!
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Brigitt is the best!!! Before, Horatio has always stayed with some of our doggie parent friends...in places and with people and with other pooches he already knew and was comfortable with. My dog's a totally lovable dude, but my friends refer to him as the "awkward home-schooled kid" for a reason. He can be insecure around unfamiliar dogs and environments at first. Needless to say, I was nervous about finding someone new for him to stay with for a week long, out of state trip. But I have to tell you, from the first meet and greet with Brigitt and her changing pack of miscellaneous pooches, he did GREAT! Brigitt is so, so knowledgeable about dog behavior and has a strong but gentle leadership quality that the dogs clearly thrive under (and that I really enjoyed being around myself!). She has an amazing set-up in her backyard and doggie room that provides ample play and resting places...giving each dog a type of space he/she will be comfortable in. She kept me regularly updated, especially since Horatio still did take a couple days to settle in. Brigitt is a consummate professional, but with a big heart and sincere love and concern for the well-being of the pets under her care that's clear from the first moment you meet her. To top it off, she's just a really nice woman that I was honored to give my business to. Horatio came home happily exhausted and SO calm! THAT really says it all! I would continue gushing, but I've reached the text limit...
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This was our second time boarding our puppy Polo with Brigitt. Once again, she was amazing. Polo recently had to go to the vet and was 100% better but still on some medication when we sent him to Brigitt. She was able to give him the oral medication easily and without any problems (unlike us). Also, Brigitt responded extremely quickly to our questions (within a couple hours) and overall was very easy to communicate with. Another plus is that she sent us text updates and a collage of pictures of Polo playing. She has a medium yard with fences and a medium house, so she can seperate dogs if needed. Both times we boarded Polo she had many dogs, but she was able to control them all. The good part is that there are always plenty of friends for Polo! She was able to deal with what might be minor separation anxiety (Polo stopped whimpering after two days there) and the fact that she is also a trainer made us trust her with Polo. I would absolutely reccomend her to anybody needing day or overnight care for their dog.
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Ava had a great stay with Brigitt! She looked very happy and relaxed in the photos Brigitt sent while I was on holiday. Ava had other dogs to play with and I felt very comfortable leaving her in Brigitt's hands. We will definitely leave Ava with Brigitt again and the collage of photos that Brigitt create of Ava was awesome!
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Once again, Brigitt's House of Paws delivers =) Picked up our baby boy and he is relaxed and it's obvious that he had a wonderful time with his old and new friends. Brigitt took awesome pictures of our baby boy and his friends. Sooooo cute!!! Thank you very much for doing that =)

Driving home was a breeze. We really think he partied too much over the weekend =))) We didn't have to ask him to sit so we can buckle him. He ploppled his paws and head on my right leg and slept within minutes!

When we got home we allowed him to roam around the house, expecting he'll be energized like the usual. Instead, he took another nap =))) He was snoring. Bwahahaha..

Until we meet again. Thank you!
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Thank you from for taking care of Dodger again! Knowing he's being cared for makes leaving him so much easier! Thanks again!
Just picked up Lily from another great stay with Brigitt. Going on vacation is so much easier knowing Lily is with Brigitt. I know Lily is being loved and well taken care of while I'm gone. And I am sure Lily takes advantage of the constant attention and other doggies to play with! Thank you Brigitt!
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Brigitt used to take care of our children like they were her own, so we knew she would be the perfect person to take care of our Carly dog. It was Carly's first time being away from us and her home and she was a little nervous. Brigitt took the very best care of her and sent us updates and pictures. We knew Carly was being cared for in a loving environment. Brigitt even let Carly (73 lb Labrador) sleep on the bed with her! Thank you, thank you for everything. We highly recommend Brigitt and her services.
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Brigitt is the best dog mom ever !! We wouldn't leave our pups with anyone else! They return to us happy, healthy, and loved! Jo & Tony
Bella loved her vacation! Our mini Aussie needs a lot of activity and she found it at Brigitt's. There was plenty of room to run around and even a kiddie pool, Bella's favorite. She can't wait for her next dogvacay.
Our lil Spidermonkey seemed to have had a great time with Brigitt. We felt assured to know she was being taken care of while we were off on our mini vacation. Will definitely use again in the future. Thanks!
We are true fans of Brigitt. We met Brigitt through DogVacay. We had been looking for an in-house pet care person for several months knowing that we needed to have someone care for our welsh terrier during our vacation. We were unsuccessful. Then we searched the internet and found DogVacay. After several calls and interviews, we decided on Brigitt R in Cypress. We did RIGHT!!!

From our first meeting, we knew she was a pet lover. Her concern that our dog Astro accepts her environment added a sense of security. She asked about his special requirements. How he needed (wanted) to be handled, his dietary needs, his oddities. The first meeting she spent an hour talking with us and monitoring Astro’s behavior ensuring that he was getting comfortable as time progress. Those familiar with male terries will know terriers are a handful when it comes to a new environment and meeting new dogs. Brigitt’s soft and firm control creates a kennel of happy camping dogs!

Within the past month, Astro experienced a half day, then a full day moving on to a single overnighter and he just completed a two night camp out. We just booked a two week camp out. We are comfortable knowing that Astro will be in Brigitt’s loving care. The best part - he gets excited when we get near her home and he’s excited to get back home. We could not ask for more than to see Astro as happy as he can be.
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Brigitt took great care of Sunny while we were away. Sunny was very excited to see her when we got there, so we felt very comfortable in leaving her there again!
It's our first time leaving our boy at someone else's home. I was nearly in tears when we dropped him off...We were sad the moment we drove off, but knew we needed the break and it's good for him to mingle and meet new friends.
We're glad to announce that our boy seems to enjoy his stay at Ms. Brigitt's House of Paws =) Success!
Thank you.
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I was very happy with Brigitt. This was my first time using DogVacay and it was hard for me to chose a sitter, but what caught my eye about Brigitt was she is a dog trainer and understands dogs. She was booked in the middle of the week I needed Milo to board, but I took a chance and messaged her asking if she would be willing to take him the whole week anyway. She was very quick to respond and accepted my request. She was very easy to work with for drop off and pick times (my flight was late evening and she still let me come get him that night:) She sent me updates and pictures which made me feel as ease. The best part in my opinion was she let Milo sleep with her in her bed which he is use to (he sleeps with me at home). I'm glad I found this service and happy that Milo was well taken care of.
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We dropped off our almost 5month boy, BudLight at House of Paws for daycare on Saturday for the first time. I must say we were nervous for our boy. On the other hand we were glad to have few hours to rejuvinate.

When we picked up Budlight around 6pm. I saw him playing in the backyard with his new found furry friends. He hadn't notice our presence, but when he did he was excited, yet calm. He was relaxed, which is a good sign. When we got home he seemed tired, but was still wiling to play here and there. We noticed his new calm demeanor. Maybe B was really exhausted. Always a good thing in our opinion =)

Finally put B to bed around a little pass 9pm and boy he was snoring! =) He didn't wake-up until 5:40am to go potty =))
Thank you Ms. Brigitt. You are awesome.

See you on Saturday!
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This first reservation was to see how Astro behaves and to see if there was stress put upon Brigitt. Happy to write no stress on either. We just signed up for a full day and if both are happy, we'll move to an overnighter. So far all our expectations have been exceeded and we are happy to have met Brigitt.
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Another great vacation for Dodger! He enjoyed his stay! We can relax too, knowing Dodger is in caring hands. He got to play with other dogs and came home tired! Thank you Brigitt!
Brigitt is awesome and definitely made us feel that Sunny was in good hands during our week-long vacation. She texted us and provided us with pictures throughout the time we were gone that showed us that our Sunny girl was having fun too! We have already booked with Brigitt for our next vacation!
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House of Paws is absolutely wonderful! Brigitt showed me around her house and where Newton would be calling home for the next 6 days. She separates the big dogs and the smaller dogs, which worked out well for Newton because sometimes he can freak out when a big dog accidentally steps on him or plays too rough with him. Brigitt also sent photos and updates while I was away on my trip, which was great :)

Finally, Newton had many medications and needed extra attention during his time there because of his allergies. Usually, during his allergies, Newton is worse off when I pick him up than when I drop him off. But I know Brigitt gave him all the extra attention he needed, because he so good and happy when I picked him up.

I would recommend Brigitt to any dog owner in a heartbeat, and plan on booking House of Paws again and again for all my upcoming trips.

Thank you Brigitt!!
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Brigitt's home is the very best for our two pups, Joya and Earl. She has been their home away from home for two years now. During this staycation for our pups, the lab arrived with injured knee joint, and she returned to us not even limping. Brigitt is the BEST !!!!
Jo and Tony
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Brigitt was awesome! She took pictures of the dogs having a good time during the stay and I notice the dogs were brushed too before she drop them back home. I would definitely have Brigitt babysit my dogs next time!
Dogs were in great shape when I returned. They enjoyed playing with new dog friends. I highly recommend Brigitt and will use her again. She was very responsive when I emailed her while on vacation.
Our first-time experience with House of Paws could not have been better! Bridgett obviously has a wealth of knowledge and experience with animals but it's her sweet, calm demeanor, her heart for dogs AND their owners, that make her... a dogs, home-away-from-home, BEST FRIEND! I plan to book my dog for a second stay next month and most highly recommend Bridgett's House of Paws!
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This was Sunny's first night away. When we picked her up, she was happy to see us, but also seemed like she was happy and content being with Bridgitt. Bridgitt is so wonderful and warm, you just can't help but feeling comfortable and confident in leaving your furry family with her! We have already reserved a few more dates with Bridgitt!
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Brigitt was extremely flexible in accommodating my needs for a day of day care for my boy. He came home happy and tired with a good report from Brigitt that he played well with the other dogs--something he doesn't get to do routinely. Knowing he was in a supervised environment with a trained caregiver provided me the peace of mind needed to enjoy my day away from my boy.
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Brigitt was awesome! She came to meet my dogs several days before I left out of town, so they would know her. I was extremely impressed meeting Brigitt and all her knowledge about dogs. She took her time answering my questions She left a sock for my dogs, so they would get use to her smell. The first night I was away Brigitt text me pics of my dogs with a note, "kids are good!" It made me relax knowing my fur kids were in good hands! Brigitt also called me one morning to let me know she smelled gas in my laundry room. I didn't answer my phone bec I didn't hear it, so she asked my neighbor (who I told her to go to if there was a problem) if she could smell it. She brought my mail in and picked up dog doo doo too. As well, my dogs are 11 years old and one was on medication. Brigitt gave my dog her medication with no problem! When I got home Brigitt left an 8x10 flyer with several pics of my dogs playing ball and resting. It was priceless and I plan on framing it! She captured pics of my dogs I haven't been able to do! I can't say enough good things about Brigitt! Not only is she a dog person, but a people person too! I will definitely use her again and it is nice to have peace of mind you have back up if you need to give your dog medication while you are at work! Brigitt is the best!
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Brigitt!!! She is so loving with our baby, Reina!!! From the minute you walk in the door, you can tell all the doggies love her. She spoils all of them!!! Reina is so excited when she gets there - she bolts out of the car and into her house. Brigitt always sends pictures of Reina playing with her friends in the backyard - which my kids LOVE to see when they are away from her. Reina is so exhausted from all the fun when she gets home - sleeps for 2 days straight. I am so thankful to have found Brigitt to love on our baby when we are away!!!!!!
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Joey loves staying with Brigitt and her doggie pack whenever her human parents are away and this stay was no exception.

It's been a little while since Joey has visited with Brigitt and she was a little nervous at first (even having an embarrassing accident on Brigitt's rug!). However, with Brigitt's encouragement and some ball chasing in the backyard with the pack, Joey was feeling pretty good and only whimpered a little when we left.

Brigitt paid extra attention to our girl who has some separation anxiety and even sent us some pictures of her having fun indoors despite the weather.

Would definitely recommend Brigitt to anyone who is hesitant about leaving their fur baby while on vacation. In fact, I just recommended her to a friend!
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This was the first time I have left an animal with someone to watch for me. After this experience with Brigitt I would do it again tomorrow if needed. Brigitt is well above a 5 on the star scale ! We thank you very much Brigitt.
First time using Brigitt and it was a great experience. Would use House of Paws again!
Our Rhodesian Ridgeback Maverick spent a week with Brigitt during the week of New Year's. Brigitt made sure to give him extra love and attention since he seemed a little sad to be away from his family. She was great at sending periodic text messages to assure us he was okay and playing well with others. Her home is well kept and clean and Maverick seems to love it there as well as love Brigitt. It is his home away from home. I will be sending Maverick back to House of Paws on our next vacation!
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I would recommend anyone who wants a home environment for their fur baby to stay. I felt comfortable leaving her on such short notice for a few days while on vacation. Brigitt is a very nice person and you can tell loves her animals. Keira was very happy to see us and worn out from all the play time she had while on her stay.
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As usual, Brigitt was wonderful and Kobi seemed like he really had a good time while we were away on our vacation. Even with the chaos of the holidays, Brigitt made time to send us photos and respond to email updates, keeping our mind at ease, knowing Kobi was okay while we were out of the country. Thanks Brigitt for everything!!!
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Once again, Malia had a fabulous stay at House of Paws. I always know that Malia is in excellent hands with Brigitt. She even sent me home with a Christmas photo of Malia!
I'm really late on my review!!!!!! Bella has been to house of paws for daycare three times in the last three weeks..... Bella ALWAYS gets excited to see Brigitt...Bella loves going to house of paws!!!!!!! LOVES IT!!!!!!!!!!! Bella always has a good time and is tired when we get home. Bella is very anxious but I feel very comfortable when shes with Brigitt... I know shes in good hands.... Brigitt will text message me and send me pictures to let me know Bella is doing well....I definitely recommend house of paws!!!!
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Haven't picked Sunny up yet, but I already know she is happy, spoiled and healthy. Brigitt is a godsend.
Brigitt is awesome and we highly recommend her. Daisy couldn't have had a better time.
Our Boston terrier Butch had a wonderful stay at House of Paws! Brigitt was super accommodating and took great care of our Buchi. She sent us pictures of him almost everyday and we were so glad to see Butch playing with other dogs.
We would not think twice to book her again.
Thank you Brigitt!
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I absolutely love taking Bella to house of paws!!!!! she is always so excited to see Brigitt and her husband... Bella is a very nervous girl and I feel very confident taking her to house of paws.... I know they will take care of her every need... When I first drop Bella off she is a little shy but by the end of the day she is playing with all the other Fur Babies!!!! I highly recommend house of paws.... We will definitely be going back again and again and again :-)
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Wyatt had a great time here! He got to play with all the other pups and Brigitt gave him all the attention he needed. It was great to feel like we were leaving him somewhere he could socialize and have a fun playdate! The updates and pictures were great as we really miss our pup when we're not with him! Would definitely recommend Brigitt and will be having Wyatt stay there again!
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Brigitt is a life saver. We researched a number of daycare options but none of them wanted to take on a 4 month old puppy. Luckily, we found Brigitt. Indiana loves spending time with Brigitt and her dogs. We will continue to use Brigitt for daycare and over-night stays.
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I have used Brigitt several times and my dog Bear can hardly wait to get out of the car as soon as he sees her. Bear only goes for 1/2 day sessions 2 - 3 times a week and he comes home he is so tired from playing, he is gone for the rest of the day asleep. I will definitaly continue to use Brigitt.
Adele
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This was my first time using dogvacay.com services and was very nervous about leaving my high - energy 2 year old beagle. Brigitt spent a significant amount of time during the meet n greet making sure Gracey felt comfortable at her place and around her wonderful family dogs. She was not intimidated (like other people I interviewed) about the possibility of Gracey being vocal under certain circumstances (she is beagle after all) and was sincerely interested in my dog's well being. She has baskets of toys everywere! So there's no chance a dog will get bored under her care. She boarded multiple dogs during Gracey's stay, and I have to admit, that made me a little anxious but everything got better once I got the first update with a picture of my girl! I posted some of this pictures on my Facebook page and everybody agreed that it looked like she was having a blast! I really appreciate the flexibility she offered with drop-off and pick - up time. It sure made driving back from LAX during rush hour less stressful. Gracey was happy to see me but I could tell she had a great time because she literally crashed on her bed as soon as we got home. I will definitely recommend her and would love to use her services in the future. Thank you Brigitt!
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As ever I cannot praise Brigitt enough. This time she has excelled herself and got my fussy dog back on her dog food which I am so pleased about. This is just one example of the extra mile Brigitt is willing to go to look after your dog. I've been using Brigitt since Rosie was a tiny puppy and feel blessed that we found her and would never go to anyone else. Rosie knows when she is going to stay and is so excited in the car, when she see's Brigitt she runs to her like she does to us when we come home so I know how well looked after she is there.
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Brigitt has a warm, friendly home filled with little critters (i.e. dogs), human visitors, including children. In a word: Homey. I would not hesitate to leave my dog Dodger with her again.
Brigitt is a HUGE blessing. I don't think Sunny even missed us. Amazing!
We love Brigitt!! I never worry about Colby when he's with her because I know he gets 24/7 loving care. He gets very excited when he knows he's going for a vacation with her and has nothing but big Labrador smiles when he's there.
Absolutely excellent. I always hate leaving my dogs when I travel. Brigitt was so nice our dogs absolutely loved her. I would highly recommend her to everyone.
As this was our first attempt at DogVacay and Truffle is also our very first puppy, we were certainly apprehensive when it came to choosing the right person and place.

After visiting several websites and calling pet boarding venues, we were told to check out DogVacay. As I browsed through several good reviews via various sitters, I decided on Brigitt as she was very accommodating from the get-go. She was extremely patient and thorough in my anxious quest to find the right fit for Truffle (we were very pressed for time due to a last minute vacation booking). Brigitt even recommended another sitter for me to consider if I were hesitant still.

All in all, Brigitt took great care of our baby. Gave us a ton of pointers and was always quick to send us pictures upon request. Truffle also seemed a lot more relaxed when we picked her up after 4 nights of stay. We will definitely recommend Brigitt and DogVacay to all my friends who are in need of pet boarding.
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Brigitt and her family, (2 and 4 legged) were super friendly and took great care of Coco. When we picked her up after 5 days, she was so tired from playing and having fun with all the other dogs that she just wanted to sleep for a whole day!
Brigitt did an excellent job with Buster. We loved the daily pictures and he always looked like he was having a great time. She was even kind enough to make a photo collage for us when we picked him up! He is sound asleep as we speak so he definitely enjoyed running around with his other buddies while at Brigitt's. I would definitely recommend Brigitt and will use her again.
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We left our puppy, Malia, for 8 nights with Brigitt. Malia was in great hands. Brigitt is very organized and detail-oriented with her care of your dog. Best of all, she texts you photos of your dog happily at play with the other dogs! My vacation was even better because I had no worries about Malia's care.
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This was Dodgers third time with Brigitt. As soon as we opened the car door he ran for the front door. He enjoys playing with the other dogs and making new friends. We love the pictures Brigitt sends while we are away. We can enjoy our vacation knowing that Dodger is in kind and loving hands! Thanks Brigitt!!!
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Cody had a great time staying at House of Paws. We had just rescued him from the shelter and were worried he'd be a little unruly around other dogs. Brigitt too great care of him while we were on vacation and let Cody sleep on his own bed in the bedroom so he'd be comfortable at night. We even had a last minute change due to my daughter getting sick...no problem delaying the doggy vacation one week.
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Brigitt's ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! We're so glad we found someone who truly cares for our dogs Jonas & Logan (JLo for short) and who our dogs love in return:-) We completely trust Brigitt w/ her profound love for pets and expertise in caring for them. We esp love the random updates w/ pictures of JLo as they happily felt "at home" even though they were away frm us and the scrapbook picture collage we received as memorabilia---something I've been wanting to create but never had the time to make one. Now I actually have something to frame. Lastly, she's very quick to reply and was so flexible that when we got back frm our trip earlier than expected, we simply asked if we could pick them up the night before coz we missed them so and she was extremely cool about it. JLo will definitely have a "home away frm home" w/ Brigitt whenever we go on vacation. Highly recommend House of Paws as your loved ones will be in expert caring hands:-) Thanks again Brigitt and we look forward to booking w/ you again and again!!!
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FANTASTIC LOVING HOME for our pups, Joya and Earl. They are very comfortable with Brigitt and seem to look forward to staying with her and her family. She sends photos of them while we are away, and it is very evident that they have been well taken care of when we pick them up. FULL ENDORSEMENT of this dog care provider!!
Tony and Jo
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A couple days before we were supposed to leave out of town, my mom was not able to watch Callie. Brigitt was able to accommodate us! Also Callie wouldn't eat the first night and Brigitt was able to get her to eat. We have used House of Paws for overnight stays and daycare and Brigitt is the best there is! She sends photos and updates while we are gone, and sends is home with a cute picture collage. Callie is always well cared for and has a great time with the other dogs and Brigitt's family.
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Sunny was happy to see us, but she was calm and had obviously felt secure with Brigitt. We all know she's a princess and demands to be treated like one and Brigitt takes the time to do just that. Thanks, Brigitt. She'll be back soon.
Brigitt was great. Bear loved his stay and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Brigitt to others. I will certainly use her again. Thank you Brigitt Adele
What can I saw?? Brigitt is AWESOME!!!!!!! I took Bella to House of Paws for daycare and she had so much fun.... She had pools to play in and other pups to play with..Brigitt made me an awesome collage.... I HIGHLY recommened House of Paws!!!!!
Rosie has just come back from another 2 week stay with Brigitt and as alway had a fantastic time, I know this because all the time I was away Brigitt kept in touch and sent photo's. Rosie has been going to Brigitt's since she was a very small puppy and I can never imagine going anywhere else. Cannot recommend her enough.
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We had a great experience with Brigitt. She is very knowledgable and obviously really loves dogs. Brigitt understands individual dog's needs and personalities, and she does a great job of responding to them. Our dog Lucy can be a fussy eater, for example, and Brigitt was patient and thoughtful about ways to get her interested in her meals. The layout of the house and yard also works extremely well to promote whatever each dog needs in terms of space or companionship. We also appreciated the pictures and updates that Brigitt shared while we were on our trip. I would absolutely bring Lucy back for another stay, and would feel confident that she was in terrific hands.
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Brigitt did such an awesome job with our dog, Ulysses, for 10 days over our summer vacation (including the 4th of July). Ulysses needed some oral antibiotics and topical spray while we were gone. Brigitt assured me that they wouldn't be a problem, and she followed through with dedication. She did a great job updating us when we texted, including some very cute pictures. Thanks again, Brigitt!
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Brigitt was very nice. Dogs in her care were well taken care of and polite. Will go there again for day care and for vacation as well.
Brigitt, as usual, was wonderful with our pup, Kobi. He gets so excited the moment we get to her front door and can't wait to play with the balls and toys. Brigitt sent us text updates over the weekend letting us know how Kobi is doing. He came home and was utterly exhausted, which meant he got a lot of play time and ball time. To see Kobi zonked out before we go to bed is a rarity!! She sends us home with a picture collage of Kobi's stay, letting us see his adventures.

Thanks again Brigitt!! We can enjoy our weekend knowing Kobi is safe and happy!!
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Barkley and Brandi had a wonderful visit with Brigitt. My Mother and I felt very comfortable leaving the pups in her care. We were worried because Brandi has separation anxiety and not sure how she would react to being away from us. Brigitt is amazing with animals. It was a pawsitive experience for both our dogs and ourselves. We highly recommend Brigitt!! She sent pictures during their stay, which was comforting to us. Thank you again Brigitt!!!
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Let me start this review by telling you who we are. Our little guy, Pepper (Peps) is our first and only child, so I guess you have a rough idea how much he means to us. We do not just trust anyone with our little one unless one has demonstrated he/ she is trustworthy. I am those parents that would call my boarding place everyday to check on my little guy and will cry when I drop him off as if I will never see him again. So finding the right person for Peps is a challenge. We met with three other boarders before we found Brigitt which can only show you how much it matters to us, finding the good border that is. After the first meet n' greet, as we were walking out of Brigitt's house, I told my husband- she is the one.

Brigitt is GREAT! I was so comfortable leaving Peps with her and knowing that he is in good hands while we are gone for an overseas trip. Brigitt would update us by email (since we didn't have a phone she can reach us) with pictures on Peps while we are gone.

Brigitt sent us pictures almost everyday and we were so glad to see his big smile on his cute little face. He is just so happy there to the point that I started asking my husband if Peps would still want to come home with us when we were back. LOL
When we finally got back and pick him up in the morning, he had so much fun and was so wore out that he slept for the whole day!

Brigitt is not your normal border. She genuinely cares for the dogs she is boarding for and she has a lot of knowledge about dogs. She is not someone who just takes in the dogs and let them play on their own. She actually spends time with them and play with them. The reason that we know is because she was able to tell us something about our little guy that we haven't thought about. Apparently, he is a bit bossy. LOL

A little story that is not exactly related to the boarding and will tell you how much we trust Brigitt... A few weeks before we drop off Peps at Brigitt for the first time (after we have already done the meet n' greet with her). Peps had a little problem with his eyes, out of desperate, I called Brigitt for her opinion even though we had only met once. Somehow I just knew that she cares and she might be able to help. And of course she was. :)

Anyways, Brigitt is awesome and we highly recommend her. We would not think twice to book her again.
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As always Brigitt and her husband provide our lab and beagle with their home away from home!!! This is the pet vacation you have been looking for ! Jo and Tony
How much better can it get? A pet trainer ... a clean yard/house ... fun play mates. My dog could not wait to get to his next play date. We will be back a lot!
Daisy's first experience with Dogvacay.com was with Brigitt and it was awesome! We were going to be gone for more than a week and Daisy had never been away from our family or her grandparents. So, we took Daisy to Brigitt for a morning of day care to have her get acquainted with Brigitt after our initial meet n greet. I'm so glad Brigitt recommended this to us. It really helped Daisy feel comfortable and our family, as well. During our vacation Brigitt sent texts throughout the week with updates on Daisy's activities and pictures with her new friends. It was great to relax on vacation knowing that Daisy was in a wonderful home and having her own vacay! Thank you again!
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If I could give more stars I would! Another great mini vacation for Brandy and myself. She loves staying at Brigitt's house and I know that she is in the best hands possible. Thank you Brigitt, you are the best!!!
Gave us a tour of her home which has pretty much turned into a doggy home. The dogs have their own bedroom with crates, pillows, and toys) and the backyard has the fake grass that can be hosed down.

Brigitt has experience with foster dogs and special needs dogs. So dealing with my blind dog who needs meds was no problem.

Keep me informed (via text message) of my dog's progress and a few concerns she had regarding her health.

would recommend. A no fuss kind of place.
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I took my Bella to house of paws for daycare.... She loves it there.... It's her home away from home.... Bella is a very nervous girl but when shes at house of paws she is very relaxed and at ease... Brigitt always lets me know how shes doing and sends me pictures... I highly recommened house of paws....
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Brigitt is very knowledgeable and caring. She kept me updated with the dogs well being on a daily bases. I would definitely return to Brigitt for future needs.
Brigitt is AWESOME!!! I would leave our dogs with her at any time.
Max loves going to Brigitt's. I'm a little jealous. I get many updates, awesome video & photo collage & Brigitt has her home set up perfectly for entertaining her guests & make no mistake about it... your loved one is her guest! She is extraordinarily attentive & genuinely enjoys what she does
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Would you rather leave your loved one at a cold impersonal kennel where he/she may see an hour a day out or with your favorite sister that will love & care for your pup as her own? Max is a regular now with Brigitt & she loves it. Only problem is she gets to play so much she comes home & sleeps for three days! AWESOME!
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Brigitt is our dogs' home away from home !!! Awesome experienced caregiver for your pups!
It was Dodger's second time staying with Brigitt, this time for a whole week! He made some new friends and we are confident it was a vacation for him too! We can relax knowing that he is being well taken care of. The pictures and text messages are great! Thank you Brigitt for taking such great care of our Dodger.
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As usual, I had no worry when I left Allan behind. Brigitt explained everything about his stay...who he played with most and how much he ate etc... and gave me another cute pic of Allan. I'm always wondering how come Allan looks better in the pic than real. Maybe because he was happy? Thanks a lot, Brigitt!
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Brigitt is amazing!! We often drop Callie off for "daycare" and she loves House of Paws. She get so excited when we pull up and is absolutely exhausted in the evening when we pick her up. We always know that Callie will have fun, be well cared for, and have a safe play environment.
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Lily had another great stay with Brigitt. It's been a few months since Lily's last stay but I could tell Lily remembered Brigitt by how excited she got when Brigitt walked up. I know she received all the attention she could want and had all kinds of other doggies to play with. It's such a relief having someone like Brigitt I can trust Lily with.
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hudson had a great stay with brigitt and her family as always. this is the ~ fourth time we left our dog with her - we leave town feeling confident he is in good hands, well cared for, and brigitt has good communication with us. would definitely recommend for others needing great service.
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We love Brigitt! She went so far as to take pictures and text them to me while we were away and on our return had a sweet little picture collage of his stay. Colby can't wait to come back and stay with her.
Brigitt is amazing. She is so patient with all of her "clients". I will continue to use Brigitt every time we go out of town. I have the highest trust that she will do right by my pets. Thank you Brigitt for caring so much.
I could have written this review before Rosie's stay I am that confident in Brigitt and her love for what she does. Rosie is 7months old and knows when she is going to Brigitt's, she jumps up in the car and gets so excited when I pull up to drop her off. Immediately she is at ease and desperate to play with the other dogs. Excellent as ever, Brigitt always creates a collage of pictures of Rosie during her stay which shows how much fun she has.
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We've used Brigitt before, but this time we added a new dog to the mix. She worked her magic with him as he didn't want to play with the other dogs and in no time, he was running, playing and having a blast! We know this by the many, many pictures that she always provides. Brigitt loves our babies as if they were her own and there is NOBODY else I would trust them to (and that includes family). The first time we left our Mittens with her, I was a nervous wreck and now, we feel zero anxiety when we have to go away and leave our baby (now babies). Believe us, if you want to have no worries, look no further than Brigitt. Don't even read the other reviews as there is no need! :) We love her, our dogs love her, and she loves our dogs. Thanks again for another wonderful stay!
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Brigitt's home is the very best option for our two pups when we are away . . . our beagle and lab love her and return to us healthy, rested, happy, and loved. We highly recommend this host!!!
Colby was thrilled to go to Brigitt's house. He had a smile on his face when I picked him up. I'm confident that he's looking forward to another play date over there.
Rosie has just come back from her second stay with Brigitt and enjoyed it as much as the first. Brigitt is always professional and takes such effort in ensuring the dogs safety and welfare. Rosie is still only 6 months old and is always met by Brigitt and gradually introduced to the other dogs which means she never has a negative experience. She loves playing in the garden and had great fun with the water hose. I would never leave Rosie anywhere else.
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As we were driving to our vacation destination we were discussing our dog and wondering how he was doing. The phone beeps and there's a message from Brigitt with a picture of Dodger on a walk. YAY! It was so nice to have updates and pictures while we were on vacation. Brigitt keeps a clean home and nice areas for the dogs to hang out. We will be looking forward to Dodger's next stay with Brigitt.
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Highly recommended! My dog Winston enjoyed staying with Brigitt and her family during the weekend. She even sent a text messages with pictures of Winston while we're away during the weekend. To Brigitt and Family, again thank you!!!
Rainy weekend, but Brigitt was still great with Ulysses! She made sure he played outside when the rain stopped and played with others inside. We know he's safe and happy. Thank you, Brigitt!
Brigitt is awesome ! She nursed our beagle through a thunderstorm and showed both him and our lab a great weekend despite the rainy weather! We highly recommend Brigitt R !!! JoAnn & Tony
My English Mastiff, Pismo, had the great pleasure of sharing Thanksgiving vacation with Brigitt and her family.

I can’t say enough for Brigitt’s love and compassion for pets and her ability to make pet owners feel comfortable. I knew Pismo received excellent care and plenty of love and attention while I was away! Not only did she care for my extra-large dog in her home without hesitation, she also nursed him through a nasty case of diarrhea that he picked up just before the holidays. Brigitt took the extra time to give him meds along with specially cooked chicken and rice dinner topped with homemade turkey gravy. Pismo couldn’t have been in better hands or celebrated a better Thanksgiving feast!

I appreciated Brigitt’s text message updates, photos of my dog, and her extra attention to Pismo during the holidays.

Military friendly!

Thanks, Brigitt!
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I never worry about leaving town because I know my dog(s) are in good hands with Brigitt! Zoey, Shaka, and Salina all had a great time playing with her pack. She even helped Shaka learn some manners as he was trying to dominate another dog. Zoey is a small/medium size cockapoo, and Shaka and Salina are both large german shepherds--so I have seen Brigitt handle different breeds and sizes, and they all respond well to her. She was even able to file the nails of my not always cooperative german shepherd. I missed the dogs when I was gone, and when I texted Brigitt to ask about them, she told me they were all fine, and she sent me pictures back of all three of them playing. This is my third time leaving the dogs with Brigitt, and I will be booking again the next time I leave town or need a puppy-sitter!
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As ALWAYS Brigitt is Absolutely awesome. I feel completely comfortable leaving Bella at her house. My furbaby looks forward to going to House of Paws. I highly recommended Brigitt.
Once again Brigitt was wonderful in a pinch! We had a President's Day wedding that we had to travel out of town for and were able to book with Brigitt last minute (just two days prior). We were originally going to leave Joey at my mother's house but has some last minute concerns about my mother's ability to give Joey her medications and make sure that Joey stayed on her prescribed diet. We trust Brigitt completely when it comes to Joey and knew that she would be able to make sure that Joey took her medications on time and didn't eat anything she wasn't supposed to. Joey has a wonderful stay and is looking forward to her next visit with Brigitt soon.
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Brigitt is always wonderful. This was our 2nd time and it's good because Allan met his pup friend he made during last stay here. I have no doubt that I can plan our next family trip without biting my nails worrying about our car-sick dog Allan. THANK YOU,Brigitt for being there!
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Took Bella to house of paws yesterday. She always gets so excited when we turn the corner. Bella can be a little anxious and nervous at times but when she's with Brigitt she is very comfortable and relaxed. Brigitt sent me a picture during the day just to let me know bella was doing well. When I picked up Bella she was in NO rush to leave. She was happy just hanging out. Brigitt had also made me a awesome collage of Bella playing with the other dogs. Bella absolutely loves Brigitt and house of paws. We will defiantly be going back. I highly recommend house of paws!!!!!!!!!!!
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Brigitt was extremely warm, and we felt very comfortable leaving our Brittany (~35 lbs and 1 yr old), Ulysses, with her. She did not rush us during our interview/first visit time; she showed us her house, the play yard, etc. She was great about sending updates and pictures while we were gone for five days. She did a great job monitoring his play and trying to keep him with other dogs with similar energy. I feel like he received lots of human attention (which is his favorite), while also playing with other dogs. Ulysses is now at home, thoroughly tired, yet happy! We would be very pleased to leave Ulysses with her again!
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We know Mr. Callahan will be in good hands and receive excellent care while we're away. Brigitt is great about sending photos & text to keep us posted and assure us that Mr. C is having a great time playing with his new friends. Mr. C is looking forward to another visit & play date with Brigitt!
Thanks so much for taking good care of Callahan. Sorry he wore you out playing ball/fetch. Katie & Jay
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Brigitt is the dog loving sister you wish you had! Why would anyone leave their friend at a cold impersonal kennel? BRIGITT IS THE BEST & MAXINE LOVES HER TO DEATH!
Another AWESOME stay with Brigitt! This lady is a TRUE animal lover & takes care of Max as if she were her own!
Brigitt watched our Boxer (Reina) over Christmas Vacation this year and we are so glad she did. We go to Wisconsin and being so far away for such a long time we didn't want to put her at the vet's office or at a kennel. This is the first time we used DogVacay and I was a little hesitant at first but after reading Brigitt's impressive reviews, I decided to give it at try. I was so impressed with Brigitt from the minute I met her. She was so kind and I could tell right away that she loves all the fur babies. She sent me many pictures over text messages of Reina playing with the other puppies, dressing up in Antlers, eating a doggie candy cane and just curling up in front of the fireplace. We really appreciated the extra little touch of her sharing those special moments with us. My two little boys would get so excited to see her photo while we were gone. The day we picked up Reina, she smelled so good from her bath and slept all day from being so exhausted from all the fun she had with Brigitt and the puppies. We even got a CD full of pictures of her vacation :) We will definitely use Brigitt again - I am so glad we found her.
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Excellent, professional, courteous, friendly & most importantly loves animals! I could go on and I truly mean it. Brigitt has just looked after our 13 week old puppy and honestly I think Rosie would have been more than happy to have joined the pack permanently :-) I had regular updates via email which made leaving her so much better and I have no reservations in leaving her in Brigitt's capable hands in the future. Wonderful service above and beyond anything I could have dreamed of.
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Our dog, Guinness spent two days at Brigitt's place. She sent pictures to us periodically throughout the days so we knew he was still alive (yes) and having fun. (yes!) Brigitt's place shows her passion and devotion to providing excellent service to the dogs she's entrusted with!
She also returns phone calls and helps expedite the process. (which I found on several occasions to be the biggest hurdle!) Valuable opportunity for you and your beloved pooch! Highly recommended! (see you next year Brigitt!)
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Brigitt is amazing. Bella loves going there for daycare... The minute we turn the corner Bella can hardly wait to get out of the car... Bella loves being at Brigitt's, it's her home away from home.... I would defiantly recommended Brigitt!!!!!!!
I left my Allan, 7-months-old cockapoo with Brigitt for one week. It was first time we left him with someone and we (especially my kids) were kind of nervous about that idea. I researched all the reviews and finally found her. When I first met her, I got the impression that she was a good person. While we were away, she sent Allan's pics by text everyday and what a comfort! Once we got back to Allan, we knew he had a awesome time. My hubby even said he looks sad being apart from his dog pals. Brigitt made cute picture printout for us and even gave a goodbye treat to Allan. Now I can plan my next vacation. All thanks to Briggit!
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Maxine enjoyed another awesome stay with Brigitt & her brood of playmates! When I pick Max up she is always very happy & content with Brigitt & seems to feel "at home". Why would anyone board at a "kennel"?
Brigitt is amazing!! Callie gets so excited when we get near her house, and literally cannot wait to get out of the car. We send Callie for daycare about once every 2 weeks so she can play and get socialization time while we are work. Brigitt has even worked with her on a bad jumping habit she developed. Sometimes when we pick her up, Callie will come over to say hello and then grab a toy and sit on the rug, as if to say "Nice to see you, but I'm having fun here."
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As usual, Kobi loved being at Brigitt's and was a happy pup as he greeted us after a 4-day vacation. Brigitt sent us texts and pictures during the trip, so we new Kobi was enjoying himself. We have nothing but positive things to say about House of Paws!! Thank you Brigitt for making Kobi's vacation a worry-free experience!!
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Brigitt is such a wonderful person and took such great care of my Tessa! My husband and I have only had our 5 month old pitbull puppy for about one week before Brigitt watched her, needless to say, Tessa was not very well trained. When we picked up Tessa, she was just as happy as ever, looked cleaner (possibly was she given a bath??!), and learned some new house manners! I loved the picture collage Brigitt made us to take home. Brigitt has a way with working with dogs and I would feel safe leaving any of my "babies" with her. Thank you Brigitt!!
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What can I say? Not enough superlatives. No need to "shop" any further for a great host for your loved one! Brigitt kept Max for nearly a week. I was constantly kept updated & it's obvious Max was well loved & had an awesome time. Max eats better & less wound up after having playmates for 5 days. Brigitt's facility is very clean & very well layed out. She even had a very cool video & pictorial of Max's stay!! SERIOUSLY,,, IF YOU NEED A SITTER IN THE AREA BRIGITT IS ALL YOU NEED!
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Dexter my 10 month old german shepherd had a wonderful and relaxing stay. When I picked him up he was pooped out from playing all day with the other dogs. He was very relaxed and comfortable at Bridgits home. In fact all the dogs that were there are so well behaved. Bridgit has a wonderful way with them. I got lots of pics of Dexter looking happy and playing. I am also very happy that there are areas to sleep and nap so that if your dog is tired from playing he can rest. I was very happy and comfortable knowing Dexter was in the best of care.
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Brigitt is an amazing host. She was able to accommodate Tobi on a very short notice and responds quickly to any questions/concerns you may have. She provided us with daily picture messages as well as a collage at the end of Tobi's visit. We would definitely contact Brigitt again for any future boarding.
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We just picked up Kobi from his overnight with Brigitt. I should mention upon getting to Brigitt's house, he was so excited as we walked up the driveway! He couldn't wait to start playing ball in her backyard! He was happy and comfortable being with Brigitt and was in good spirits. She had made us a flyer and a CD of his time with her. In every picture, Kobi looked like he was having a great time! I never worried that Kobi wasn't being well taken care of. I'm looking forward towards having a relaxing vacation this Fall when Kobi's stay is longer. I know he'll be in good hands.
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We drove down to SoCal from the San Francisco area. Brigitt took care of our Boomer during a 2 day visit to Disneyland. Boomer has been in a kennel/doggie daycare before and he didn't seem to enjoy it. We stopped taking him because he refused to get out of the car. He also has some separation anxiety issues. Brigitt put us and Boomer at ease during drop off. Boomer didn't even whine or bark when we left! She updated me on Boomer's status throughout the day (shared photos, let me know if he ate, went for a walk, took a nap, etc). The second drop off day, Boomer jumped out the car and straight to Brigitt's front door. My 8 yr old son yelled, "Yea! Boomer likes it at Brigitt's house!" We had a great trip to Disney because of Brigitt. I really appreciated that Brigitt went out of her way to keep us informed about Boomer's day and answered all the questions I had. She responded quickly to my text messages and was accommodating with later pick up times. Also, she generously shared lots of helpful tips to help Boomer with his anxiety/confidence issues. This was a great experience and we will definitely be in touch with Brigitt the next time we are in the area!
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We were so grateful Mr. Callahan was able to stay with Brigitt. Cal still has some issues with his separation anxiety and Brigitt was working with him on this. We hope to use Brigitt again in the very near future. Thanks for an enjoyable experience and your expertise. Katie & Jay Miller & Mr.Callahan!!
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Until we found Brigitt, our leaving for business or vacation was absolutely traumatic for us as well as for Sunny. We have left Sunny with Brigitt twice now and the difference she has made in our lives is amazing. Sunny is home with us now, but I can tell she is lonely for Brigitt, the other animals and the children. Brigitt hand carried us through these trips, texting and sending pictures of Sunny and her activities. She is even socializing our little princess with other bigger dogs, which had always been an issue. We drive over 20 miles each way to leave Sunny in Brigitt's care and it is worth every mile. Thank you, Brigitt, for taking care of our sweet baby. And thank you for allowing us to have a wonderful, carefree vacation. You are amazing. Sunny and I may drive out next week just to say "hi".
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Brigitt is absoluetly AMAZING!!!!!!!! My Bella is a very nervous girl and I felt completely comfortable leaving her at house of paws. When I would drop Bella off she would go right inside. Bella was very happy to see Brigitt and the other dogs. When I would pick Bella up she wasn't charging for the door to get out of there. Brigitt would text me and send me pictures of Bella just to let me know she was doing good. I am definitely going to use Brigitt again and I highly recommend her.
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This was the first time I had left Lily for vacation, so I was anxious but Brigitt was great. She made time for a late meet-and-greet and accommodated some unexpected changes in drop off and pick up times. When I was dropping Lily off, she walked right up to Brigitt's door without any hesitation. I knew she would have a great time. Brigitt sent photos while I was gone and gave me a whole CD with photos when I picked Lily up. It was such a relief to know that Lily was staying in a fun and loving home while I was away.
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I really cannot say enough wonderful things about Brigitt. We had planned a vacation and booked a dogvacay for Joey. Before our vacation, Joey was having some minor health issues that would require feeding her medication and applying ointment topically. Even so, we were still confident in our decision with leaving Joey in Brigitt's capable hands.

Unfortunately, Joey had a more serious medical issue and had to be hospitalized and we decided to cancel our trip with less than a week before we were scheduled to leave. Brigitt was so understanding with our need to cancel last minute. She was fully within her rights (as was stated in her cancellation policy) to take a portion of our reservation cost but gave us a full refund because she knew that the costs of hospitalization would be expensive and she wanted us to spend our money on Joey's care.

Is it any wonder why we and Joey LOVE Brigitt? I would wholeheartedly recommend Brigitt to anyone who loves their pets and wants the only the best sitter.I wouldn't trust Joey to stay with anyone else - not even my own mother. I don't know what we would do without her!
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Callie stayed at Brigitt’s in August while we were on vacation, and everything was great!

Last week, we needed some daycare for a couple days. Callie remembered Brigitt and went running to her, tail wagging when we pulled up. By the second and third days, she was leaping out of the car and couldn’t wait to go play. We love having Callie be able to run, play and snuggle with Brigitt and her pups instead of leaving her home alone all day.
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We dropped our pup off for a doggie daycare trial before our upcoming fall vacation. We weren't nervous a bit when we showed up, as Brigitt had already saw us coming up the driveway and made Kobi right at home. When we picked him up several hours later, we got a full report and recommendations as to how we can make his stay easier as we get closer to our vacation. Brigitt's house is warm and inviting and all the dogs seem happy. Kobi is exhausted, which is the sign of a well-exercised pup! Thanks Brigitt for making us and Kobi feel comfortable!!!
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Just couldn't stand to see Sunny hide and tremble when I dropped her at her normal kennel, so I interviewed several dogvacay.com hosts and decided to entrust her to Brigitt. Just picked her up today after Sunny's 5 day visit and she was happy to see us, but she wasn't frantic and hyper like she was after a stay in the kennel. Brigitt sent me daily pics and updates, and Sunny will be staying with her again next month. Such a difference and such a relief to know that Sunny will be content (she gets to sleep with Brigitt). ;-). Great experience.
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On Saturday, Sep 7th, we were going to be gone for most of the day and after our darling Mittens spent two weeks with Brigitt recently while we were in France, we knew that from now on if we are going to be away from home for more than a few hours, we wanted her to stay with her other mom. It's so clear to see how Brigitt loves our girl like we do, and visa-versa. Mittens adores her also!
In my review after she spent the two weeks with her (the very first time she had ever been away from us), I failed to mention that not long before, our sweet girl had been attacked at our local dog park. It was a terrifying event that left Mittens (and us) traumatized! Since that day, she has been very afraid of other dogs. We were completely surprised when while on vacation, we received a photo of Mittens, sitting with a group of other dogs at Brigitt's house and she looked happy! She's still nervous and has a way to go but Brigitt is so good with her. I know the more time she spends there, the better she'll be. We will never take Mittens to another dog park and we'll never let anybody else care for her. Brigitt gets 10 stars!!!!!
Look no further when trying to find care for your precious pups!
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We found Brigitt quite by accident, but it was a happy accident. We were very concerned with one of our dogs being left with other dogs but Brigitt assured us that she would be fine. By the end of the week our dog was playing with the other dogs. Brigitt has the best training skills to handle any behavioral problems. I will be using Brigitt again.
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We left our 9 month old puppy with Brigitt for 5 days, and then later again for a weekend. Having never left Zoey alone before, we were nervous about how she would do. While we were on vacation, Brigitt texted us pictures of Zoey playing and lounging around. She was also very responsive when I would text her to check in and see how Zoey was doing. Brigitt definitely has a way with dogs, and Zoey loves her! So glad we found a pet sitter we can trust. The second time we brought Zoey back for the weekend, she was so excited when we pulled up to Brigitt's house! We will definitely be using Brigitt in the future.
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My husband and I adore our dog so much that we have never left her for even a day. We've planned all of our vacations so that we could take her with us. This time we went to Europe for two weeks and had to leave her. We had heard of DogVacay so started looking at potential hosts. Once we read about Brigitt, we didn't need to look any further and after our first meet-and-greet, we knew she was the one! Our hearts broke the day we had to leave her behind even thought we knew she was in good hands. Brigitt sent us messages and pictures daily showing us how happy and settled our dear Mittens was in her care. Mittens is a large dog but was allowed on Brigitt's lap, and in her bed at night. She was spoiled rotten and given sooooo much love. We would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone wanting someone to care for their "child" the same way they do. We could honestly write a book about the loving care Mittens received! Thank you sooooooo much Brigitt and we will be bringing Mittens back for daycare visits soon.
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Brigitt took care of our 5 month puppy Callie and my parents’ 10 yr old german shepherd for 6 days while we were out of state. We had Callie spend 2 separate days with Brigitt so she would be familiar with her and her home, family and other dogs. Brigitt was extremely patient, organized and understanding with us from initial inquiries through day care bookings and during our trip. She has a very calming nature about her and while we were sad to leave our baby, we knew she was in good hands. Brigitt was great about keeping us informed of how the dogs were doing - feeding, sleeping, playing, etc. She sent us photos every day and a disc of pictures to take home with us after the dogs’ stay. We will definitely be using her again and highly recommend her to anyone needing care for their dogs.
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Brigitte's home and care provides the ultimate in dog sitting! Our lab and beagle are comfortable, safe, and loved at her House of Paws! Excellent communication and a whole collage of photos to top of this excellent host!
Bridgitt is absolutely AMAZING!!! She instantly makes you and your pet feel comfortable the second you both meet her. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a "home" environment for your pet while you leave on vacation, and someone who you know has your pets safety and comfort as her first priority. Her patience and love for animals is evident not only in her words but her actions as well. As long as your dog loves the company of other animals (which my lab does), they will be in heaven while you are gone. Bridgitt is very professional and provides paperwork to be filled out prior to your dogs stay, which she can use to help familiarize herself to your animal. I also felt confident that if there were any emergency/issues Bridgitt is more than qualified to handle.
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Marlowe had a great time at House of Paws again! He was so excited when I dropped him off. Brigitt paired him for playtime with another active 1 year old and they became fast friends. And he got to play with the pack too. She is great with making sure he has a buddy and working with his hi energy youthfulness. Brigitt is very helpful-working around our drop off and pick-up times. I always feel good leaving Marlowe with her.
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Our lab and beagle came home today after a week with Brigitt . . . They are happy, healthy, and secure coming home to us after being cared for with love and expertise! We highly recommend House of Paws and Brigitt! Jo and Tony
Brigitt and House of Paws are wonderful!! Our big puppy (11 months 63 pounds) stayed with her and her pack for the second time with the same great results! Marlowe had a great time and came home happy and healthy. We will continue to use Brigitt and highly recommend her services !Thank you!!!!
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Brigitt is an awesome host. This was Brandy's second stay and she was even more relaxed and calm than the first time when I picked her up. Brigitt sent pictures during the time of Brandy's stay (which kept me at ease) and gave us a picture CD when I picked her up. Brigitt is the best host in the L.A. area hands down. She is very knowledgeable, experienced, and a true dog lover. I am in awe watching her interacting with all the dogs there and I strive to be like her.
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have used this host a couple of times now, and great host (just like the first time). our dog seemed very happy when we arrived to host home (good sign), and well taken care of. will be back, thanks a bunch...
Brigitt was amazing! We left our 2 german shepherds in her care over the weekend and I couldn't be happier. Regular kennel boarding gives me a lot of anxiety and I try to avoid it at all costs. This was my first experience with Dog Vacay and Brigitt so I wasn't sure what to expect but Brigitt is so wonderful that I never worried once! Our pups were lucky enough to get their own room with air conditioning at night and had other doggie companions to play with during the day. Brigitt sent photo updates and gave us the most adorable photo collage of their adventures at the House of Paws when we picked them up. I will definitely use her whenever I need go out of town.
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Brigitt has been quite gracious to accept my last minute request to board my dog, dexter. That was quite a relief after contacting dozen of dog boarders. I left Dexter for 1 night at Brigitt's home and she took care of Dexter. Dexter was kinda nervous when I dropped him off however he was happy and running around when I picked him up the next day. I am happy with Dexter's boarding at Brigitt's home.
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Brigitt is a lifesaver! We had to go out of town lsst minute for a family member's funeral and we were able to book a dogvacay for Joey with Brigitt just a day before we left. With Brigitt, we never have to worry about leaving our furbaby - Joey.

Reasons why Brigitt is AWESOME:
1) She's amazing with Joey who gets anxious and sressed if boarded elsewhere. Joey always returns to us happy and calm after spending time with Brigitt.
2)When another one of Brigitt's guests chewed a corner of Joey's collapsable bowl, Brigitt called to ask where to buy us a replacement and got us a new one.
3) When our flight home was delayed and then subsequently rescheduled, Brigitt was flexible and said that we could pick Joey up late (did I mention that she had the flu and was still willing to stay up late? ). When we had to reschedule our flight, Brigittwas flexible and agreed to keep Joey an extra night and went out to buy Joey the brand of food that she eats.
4) Brigitt texts me updates and photos of Joey during her dogvacay.
5) Joey always comes home with a small poster and cd with pictures of her enjoying her stay.
6) Joey loves Brigitt and we do too!

We highly recommend Brigitt and are confident that you and your furbabies will love her too.
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"we boarded our little fearful 1 yo rescue yellow lab mix named Max with Brigitt over a holiday weekend. Let me just say WE LOVE HER!!! Max is very cautious with new people because of his history of abuse and neglect, but with Brigitt he is so different, very at ease and more confident as he responds so well to Brigitt's experienced dog handling. He loved the resident dogs and by the end of the weekend was playing and having a ball. It really took a load off our minds for someone to care for Max like we do. I would trust Brigitt with any of my pets and human kids if I had them. I will be using ONLY Brigitt from now on for Max and I will recommend her to everyone, near or far! Thank you so much House of Paws and Brigitt!"
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As always, Brigitt is easy to work with and takes amazing care of Jackson. We travel pretty frequently, and Jackson gets so excited when he sees me put his bed in the car because he knows it means a fun weekend at Brigitt's!
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Brigitt's home and manner are perfect for our two pups! The outside space was varied and fun for them, and inside, they shared their own room. Very cozy, as they rely on each other to feel safe. Brigitt catered to their needs beautifully and they came home very happy and healthy!
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Brigitt Rocks!!! She is a great host and very knowledgeable.
Brandy was not very nice to the other dog when I dropped her off. So I was a bit worried when I left. A few hours later I received a text from Brigitt with a picture of two big dog smiles-one being Brandy. I was at ease because I knew Brandy was in very good hands. She was totally mellow when I picked her up. Another sign that Brigitt took very good care of her. We received a printed collage of pictures and a CD with a lot of great action shots!!!
Thank you so much Brigitt! We'll be back :-)
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Jackson LOVES staying with Brigitt! He gets so excited when we turn onto her street; it's adorable. She always takes the best care of him, and her yard and 3 dogs make his vacation so much better than staying in a kennel. I would absolutely recommend House of Paws to anyone looking for a place to leave their pup while they go away :)
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This was Joey's second stay with Brigitt and like last time, she had a blast! Brigitt is very attentive and let me know that she noticed Joey was having a bit of discharge from her eyes and had a small scratch near her right eye when I came to pick Joey up. After a quick trip to the vet, it was determined that Joey just had some allergies and might have scratched herself while scratching her itchy eyes. I really appreciated the fact that Brigitt was on top of things and was aware of Joey's overall health. We will definitely be back.
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This was our second time leaving Roman with Brigitt and it went well. Roman was super happy to see his friends and enjoyed playing all weekend.
While we were away for the weekend, Sophie had another wonderful "Dog Vacay"! I highly recommend Brigitt. She takes care of your doggie in her home as if your doggie were part of her own family. Sophie LOVES Brigitt ♡ & will be staying with her again in 2 weeks :)
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Brigitt was a great host for our dog while out of town. We don't spend much time away from our dog so it was really nice to feel comfortable that our dog would get the care and attention that she needed . Brigitt took the time to text us with regular updates (including pictures) and also responded to our texts quickly and answered all of our calls. While with Brigitt, our dog received playtime with her dogs and seemed very happy when we picked her up. I would definitely recommend Brigitt and have her host again!
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I had a great experience with Brigitt. My dog had a lot of fun playing with her other dogs. Brigitt is very flexible with pick up and drop offs. She is very responsive. She text me pictures of our dog while we were away and made a picture collage of him during his stay.
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This was our first time vacationing without our rescue dog Roman. We didn't want to board him in a kennel and found dogvacay. After looking at hundreds (literally) of profiles, we set up a meet and greet with Brigitt. She put us at ease by showing us where Roman would sleep, eat, and play and by introducing him to each of her dogs. During our week away she sent us lots of picture messages of Roman playing and gave us updates on how he was doing. Our return flight got in late and she offered to let us pick him up at midnight because she knew we'd want to see him right away. So kind! He was happy and healthy and the pictures she gave us of him playing all week proved it. We're really happy with Brigitt's care for Roman and definitely recommend to other dog parents : )
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We love Brigitt! Jackson feels perfectly at home with her and her pack after his many stays at House of Paws, and we never have to worry when we go away - what a great feeling! We don't even think twice about what to do with the pup when we want to plan a trip, because Brigitt is the obvious answer. She's fantastic!
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Brigitt was great to work with. She was able to watch our dog on short notice and was quick to respond to our emails. She sent pictures of our dog daily, and seemed to really care about our dog. We would definitely use her again.
Brigitt is the best! Snickers comes home in fine fettle, relaxed and happy like I never left. Your pet will stay in her home and become "one of the family", treated with love, kindness and respect. Plus she gives you free pictures of your canine looking adorable, in print and on CD-ROM, suitable for immediate posting!
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Another great stay with Brigitt! Its my dogs new favorite place!
Jackson stayed with Brigitt for almost a full week this time! We know that he is an obnoxious lab puppy who still needs some training, but Brigitt is always happy to board him, and she is so patient and loving with our baby. She always gives us tips on how we can do a better job with his training, which we really appreciate. I love knowing that Jax is in safe and loving care while I am away, and that I can always text Brigitt asking for a picture or an update if I'm missing my baby. Brigitt is absolutely the best!
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Brigitt is awesome! I used House of Paws to pet sit when I was away for the weekend. If I'm away for two days, I don't mind leaving my puppies at home where they are comfortable, just as long as they have someone to keep them company.

Brigitt is willing to come to the house, feed the puppies, take them for walks, pick up their little messes =), put away the mail, even water your plants!

She gives them extra attendtion and treats, and even texts me pictures of their play date so I know that they are getting extra love and attention. She made me a collage of pictures of their time together, it was so cute!!! She even got a picture of them looking at the camera in the same frame, which has never been done before!

I came back from my trip to see happy puppies that seemed so relaxed, not stressed at all. I will absolutely use Brigitt again and personally recommend her services. =)
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If I could, I would give Brigitt 10 stars! She is the most caring dog-sitter I know! She even does a better job than family (sorry mom but it's true), and that is why we are always happy to leave Cacao with her. Our high-energy 12 month old puppy is always happy to go stay with Brigitt. He loves playing with her dogs, going for walks, and hanging out with the pack.... Thank you Brigitt for giving us peace of mind :)
Ps: And thanks for all the pics!!!
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This was the first time in years that I traveled without my dog, so I was a little nervous but brigitt sent me daily pics and updates about bellas stay which helped allot. I could tell she was happy and having a great time. When i picked her up i could see how much she bonded and loved brigitt which made me feel great. Brigitt even made a collage of bellas stay which is so cute!!! I couldnt be happier and highly recommend using her!
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Brigitt was GREAT... She sent me pictures of our puppy playing with the other dogs, and other pics through out the weekend! She even posted videos on FB!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Brigitt for ALL your pet care needs, you won't be dissapointed with her services!!
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and we are so glad we found Brigitt! Our pup, Joey has separation anxiety and it was always difficult for us to leave her at other boarding facilities because she would be stressed and always overly excited and anxious when we returned to pick her up. However, this was not the case wih Brigitt. We had a meet and greet with Brigitt prior to Joey's stay and she did a wonderful job socializing and introducing Joey to her dogs to make sure Joey would be comfortable.
Dropping Joey off, we knew she would be a little stressed but Brigitt knew what to do to make our leaving easier on Joey. She even sent us text messages with photos over the course of the few days to show us how well Joey was adjusting and getting along without us. I have to admit, we were a little jealous of how well Joey was getting along with her and were afraid she wouldn't want to come home! Picking her up, Joey was the most cakm we have ever seen her and the ride home was peaceful as well. Brigitt even crrated a poster with photos of Koey and a cd with additional photos taken during her stay for us to take home. Brigitt was amazing with our Joey and we couldn't be more pleased. Joey is already looking forward to her next dog vacay with Brigitt. :-)
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Another great stay with Brigitt! Jackson literally drags me up the driveway to her front door because he is so excited to visit her and her pack. He had some eye medicine that's a pain to give to him and Brigitt gladly administered it while we were gone. We're going away again in a few weeks and obviously this is where our pup will be!
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great host, our one and a half yr.-old lab seemed really happy there. felt very comfortable leaving him there and host pleasently attentive to him. he was really tired when he got home which is a good thing as he must have stayed busy. we plan to ask brigitt to dog sit him again in the future
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Brigitt watched our beloved 6 month old golden retriever puppy for a week last month! We were a little nervous being new to DogVacay.com and having a puppy, but based on the reviews we knew we had chosen the right match for us and our dogs needs.

Sure enough, we couldn't have been more pleased with the care our puppy received! We got daily updates with photos and were able to get quick responses if we inquired!

Brigitt is friendly, responds promptly to emails and texts, and will do a fantastic job caring for your dog! Our puppy had such a great time with his new doggie friends that I think he was a bit depressed for a few days after we picked him up. It's a relief knowing that we can go out of town and he will have a safe, happy place he can go where we won't have to be worried.

Highly recommended!
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I highly recommend Brigit. She was very accommodating about taking care of Marlowe (our lab/pitbull puppy) on very short notice. We wanted Marlowe to get some supervised socialization with some other dogs closer to his size, and it looks like he had a great time with Brigit's own dogs and other guests. She sent us several texts with pics to let us know how he was settling in, and he came home with a very nice printed sheet filled with photos of him playing with his new friends, as well as a CD/ROM with all his photos on it!
Thanks Brigitt, and we look forward to bringing Marlowe back again the next time we have to leave town.
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This was our second time visiting House of Paws and once again we were very happy with our experience! Jackson, our 4 month old puppy, came home happy and tired out after our night away. Brigitt even gave us some tips on how to help our pup stop counter surfing. We'll be back!
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I very highly recommend Brigitt! This was my Sophie's second stay with her, & it was GREAT! Brigitt is so loving & caring, I knew I had absolutely nothing to worry about during my doggy's stay with her. She texted & sent photo updates every day to reassure us that Sophie was happy. I'm sure Sophie is looking forward to her next vacay with Brigitt! :)
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BEST DOG SITTER EVER!! Brigitt took care of my 12 month old, high energy, lab/shepherd puppy, during the holidays (CACAO). He is a super loving dog but he needs lots of attention and exercise. Brigitt made sure Cacao's needs were met while he stayed with her and her pack. She took Cacao for mile+ walks and gave him lots of play time with her dogs. She constantly sent me updates and pictures of Cacao having a blast. Brigitt is extremely caring and also very knowledgeable of dogs (yes, she is also a trainer).
This was the first time we left Cacao with a sitter, and are so happy to have found somebody as caring and dedicated as Brigitt!. Cacao will be happy to go back for another stay at House of Paws!! Thank you Brigitt!!!!
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It was our first time using DogVacay and we were so very happy with the care and attention that Brigitt had with our dog, Guinness. After meeting with her and showing us her place, we felt we found the right place for him to stay! She sent us updates throughout the day so I didn't have to worry. Funnily enough, after his stay, Guinness started 'playing' with other dogs which he never did before. Magic? Mayyybe...:)
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Brigitt did a great job taking care of my extremely hyper German shepherd Darla. She taught her to interact with other dogs better. Darla came back home behaving better than when we left her at Brigitt's house. Brigitt also gave me some great tips on how to deal with Darla's behavior. I will definitely continue to use Brigitt in the future.
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Brigitt was great with my pups! Jackson (a 15 week old lab puppy who loves to get into trouble) had never been boarded before, and Bailey (our 3 year old mutt) is not great at making new friends. Brigitt took great care of both and even helped Bailey become buddies with her 3 dogs! They both came home super happy and tired after our night away. I will definitely be back to House of Paws!!
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I cannot rate Brigitt highly enough! If I could I would give her six stars. She treated my dog Snickers as if he were her own pet, and he came home washed and in a great mood. Instead of spending most of the day in a cage or crate, he was "one of the family". So much better than the usual dog jail. I didn't spend one second worrying about my pet. I would only look elsewhere if she were too full to take Snickers in and I had no other choice.
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Brigitt was great with our dog, Ichi. She provided daily updates and pictures of how he was doing and he always looked happy. When we arrived to drop him off, she made sure to ask about his daily routine and was very accomodating. I could tell Ichi was in very good hands from the start. I would definitely bring him back to stay with her again.
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Brigitt is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! I could immediately see her love for animals, and I felt confident that Sophie would be safe and well cared for. My little Sophie had only stayed with family before, and Brigitt made her feel right at home. I loved getting photos & text updates throughout Sophie's vacay. It was so nice to know my doggie was doing just fine while my husband and I were away for the weekend. Brigitt even let her sleep with her... just like part of the family! I will be leaving Sophie with Brigitt again next month. :)
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Brigitt LOVES, LOVES, LOVES dogs! My dog Berry stayed with Brigitt for a few nights while our home got fumigated for termites. Brigitt was so sweet and texted me pictures of Berry with her new friends so that I wouldn't worry. Needless to say, I did not worry!

It's nice to have your pet stay with someone who you know would take care of your pet as her own. I've had Berry stay at dog "camps" but I always worried about her overnight. With Brigitt, I knew Berry would be with a very loving family. I would have Berry stay with Brigitt again, without a doubt.
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Brigitt, was great, i will use her for future dog stay's. My reservation was at the last minute and Brigitt was very quick to respond. My dog (Mongo) is a large puppy (or acts like one) and has a lot of energy and fit very well with Brigitt in her families home. I will never use a kennel again for Mongo. Brigitt sent me pictures throughout Mongo's stay which was very reassuring knowing that Mongo is having a great time playing with other dogs in a loving environment. I can not say enough good things about Brigitt and the environment which she provides for dog stays and would recomend her to anyone planning on leaving their dogs for the day or a extended stays.

Mark B.
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Brigitt is the best!!

I contacted her on short notice needed boarding for my two dogs.This was the first time that they've been boarded by someone else than family.

I have two dogs, one of which takes time to make new friends. We had a meet and greet and Brigitt took time to make sure that my scaredy dog was properly socialized. She let me bring over their favorite toys, their beds, and she kept to their feeding schedule.

The best part was getting pictures texted to me with updates on how they were doing. I missed them so much, but the pictures made my time away from my furry babies fly by!

I would absolutely board my puppies with Brigitt again!
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Great host! Sent many photos during day and night. I felt secure that my dog was happy, playing, and well taken care of. Dog pickup is a great added amenity!
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