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Sarah R.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Sarah's Resident Pets

5 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Sarah's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Sarah

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've had dogs most of my life, including a Springer Spaniel, two Labradors, and my newest baby, a 118 pound American Bulldog. Tank likes other dogs and people (especially kids), loves his walks, and gets along with everyone.

My friends say I'm a great dog mom. My neighbors thought my beloved Labrador, Elvis, was spoiled (he passed away last year). Daily walks, good diet, swimming, lots of toys, and tons of love. I have also done volunteer work with a local dog rescue group. I've handled all kinds of dogs with all kinds of temperaments, including small terriers, dachshunds, retrievers, shepherds, greyhounds, Great Danes, Newfies, and pit bulls. I also have a knack for helping dogs get over their separation anxiety.

My guest dogs are special and so are their owners. I understand how hard it is to leave your fur baby with someone, so I like to communicate daily with owners via text and picture messages. You can feel safe in knowing you'll get regular updates from me about how your dog is doing in my home.

I live in a one-level house with a fenced back yard (privacy fence against a chain link). I never leave dogs outside when I'm away from home and although the yard is fenced, I supervise and play with my guest dogs when they're outside. I have experience giving medicine and caring for elderly dogs. I'm no stranger to lining the floor with pee pads or using belly wraps for pups whose bladders aren't as good as they used to be. My home is quiet and laid back, which is great for dogs who prefer peace and quiet.

I have two cats, so my guest doggies need to be okay with cats (I can no longer care for dogs with a high prey drive).

Please see my photo section to see some of my previous guests. As you can see, they all make themselves right at home. In fact, most of them sleep in my bed with me!

If you are interested, I'd love to set up a "meet & greet" with you and your dog.

Thanks for considering the Howliday Inn!

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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Sarah R.

16 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
16 Reviews
Sarah and Tank were fantastic with Milo! The entire process from start to finish was great, from the meet and greet the day before drop off to pick up. Sarah sent regular photo updates of Milo and keep me informed of the activities they did. Tank was friendly enough to even play with Milo, who is quite a rambunctious pup! Great dog sitter, I will definitely ask her to keep Milo again!
Sarah was fostering another dog at the same time Sparky was w.her (a large dog). Sparky is only 12 lbs and was a bit intimidated by him. The other dog was not aggressive, just courious--sniffing Sparky, as dogs do. Sarah was able to get Sparky feeling less nervous by placing him in the large crate that she had for the larger dog. After that he was ok. Kudos to her for the problem solving! She is a very caring individual and I would recommend her highly.
Sarah watched our great dane Caesar and it was a wonderful experience! Sarah was very flexible with drop off and pick up times and sent us text updates periodically which was awesome! Caesar looked happy and healthy when we picked him up. Sarah's foster dog Tank is also very friendly and was clearly a great playmate for Caesar. Highly recommend!
After a meet and greet, my daughter (who loves her dog) approved of leaving him with Sarah. Sarah took great care of Gilligan. We received text photos and updates while we were away. We will gladly allow Gilligan to stay with her again
Sarah is always good with Lola I really appreciate the daily pictures and updates.
Sarah was great! I had to book last minute for Labor Day weekend due to a death in the family and she was the only one that responded and could take Reef. He seemed to have a great time and way exhausted and ready for our drive home back to Maryland when I picked him up! It was my first time using this site, and thanks to Sarah I will without a doubt use it again.
I feel so comfortable when I am away because I know Sarah is taking such good care of my Lola.
Lola has stayed with Sarah several times and I have always been satisfied with her care.
Sarah is a real pro in handling dogs with different temperaments. It was obvious that Riley had a great time and was well loved. He had no anxiety about coming home, and we we definitely have him stay with Sarah again.
I really appreciate all the communications from Sarah while she had Lola. Even when I picked her up she told me some stories on how Lola behaved for her. I would definitely use her again.
Sarah knows how to handle rescued dogs with anxiety issues. She gave Riley his space until he warmed up to her. We are looking forward to having him stay with her again soon!
Sarah took very good care of our dog while we were away. She did her best to make Lizzy feel welcome and was sympathetic to her homesickness.
Sarah was great. She even sent me a text to let me know how Lola was doing. I would definitely use her again.
Dario had a great time with Sarah & Elvis. We will be using this service again.
Sarah was great... Sent pictures and updates and being it was the first time doing something like this, that was comforting. Thanks Sarah.
Sarah was wonderful with Gizmo and Rambo. My dogs got so comfortable with her that they slept on her bed with her at night. Sarah is a real "fur people" person.
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