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Pat L.

91 Reviews
64 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Pat's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Pat

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Bay Ridge area of Annapolis. Quiet neighborhood with sidewalks and 15 minutes from a beautifully landscaped park.
Single family home with doggy door and fenced back yard. The area is treated with animal-friendly Sevin dust to repel fleas, ticks, etc.
Approximately 30 years as a volunteer with a rescue group, primarily fostering the older or infirmed hounds.
A wonderful vet practice is within 2 miles. The emergency vets are 15 minutes away.
I am retired and at home 99% of time. My last dog, a Basset named Suzie, died four years ago leaving me with a BIG vacancy in my life and home.
Your babies can sleep with me if they want!

PS: Please note that I will not take an unneutered dog - male or female. Or any one with aggression issues. The welfare of all dogs in my care is my primary concern.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Pat L.

91 Reviews
64 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 25, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Pat's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 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 Pat's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
91 Reviews
See you next vacation!
Pat took great care of our pup and we certainly will use her services again!
Otto had so much fun with Pat he's not used to having such a big yard to run in and he definitely took full advantage of that. Would definitely recommend Pat, she kept us updated with pictures of our pup while we were on vacation which I loved since I was missing him so much!
I have been telling everyone about my new discovery of Dog Vacay and Pat!! What an awesome solution to not boarding your precious dog at a kennel. Griffin my 90 lb Lab was in heaven with Pat. Sleeping on the couch...In and out of a safe backyard & lots of entertainment with the other dogs. She sent me pictures everyday making our whole family happy knowing Grif was safe and content. He came home relaxed and still the same spoiled baby. Thank you Pat for being so flexible when I added another night and day!!
We're very happy with Pat. We get updates and we have peace of mind while traveling knowing our dogs are doing well.
Pat is very capable, took care of our two dogs, one of whom is diabetic, with care and attention.
Pat was great! She sent me pictures of my pup everyday while I was gone and I loved that.
Pat is very affectionate with the dogs, personable with the owners, and highly professional. She has a dog-friendly environment and calming demeanor. Our Bailey was sleeping when we got back from our outing, obviously feeling safe.
Izzy came home happy and exhausted from playing with her friends at Pats house. She even prepared a Thanksgiving meal for her guests!
Pat was so great with Charley! Her backyard was perfect, big and fenced. The doggie door was definitely a plus. Pat is so sweet and definitely loves dogs. I would definitely use Pat again to take care of my boy.
Pat was fabulous and took great care of mulligan, treating him as if he was hers!
Bear came back from Pat happy and healthy. She even sent me daily updates and a picture of him having fun outside.
Our dog was very relaxed and happy when we picked him up. Pat was very accommodating about times. Thank you!
My husband and I went on a two-week vacation and left our basset hound, Sadie, with Pat. This was the first time we were gone from Sadie and since she was shy around other dogs, we were a bit concerned about how she would react. Sadie is 13 months old. Pat said she would send us pictures while were away and it was wonderful to receive them and see she was being socialized with the other dogs in Pat's care. We appreciated Pat's love of bassets and that was one of the reasons we selected Pat. Since we've been back, Sadie is much better with house training and seems calmer. We have been impressed by that and we've also observed that bigger dogs don't scare her as much. Pat obviously loves dogs and spends much time with them, which is a plus for us. We'll certainly contact Pat when we're planning our next trip.
As usual, Pat took good care of our dog.
Pat is a wonderful, caring, easygoing dog lover, and we couldn't be happier with our dog's recent stay. From the ease of scheduling to the overall boarding, it was a great experience! Our 90-lb bloodhound (who rarely spends time away from us) was relaxed and happy. We hope that Pat continues her service for many years!
Jake (my 90lb labrador) had a great time at Pat's. She sent pictures every day showing how much fun he was having. She was pleasant and responsive to questions and concerns. Will definitely return. thanks!
This was my first time using DogVacay and I'm not sure I'll use it again. Pat seemed very distant upon arrival. I originally was told there would be one other dog there and there was 4. When I left my dog was in the backyard (with no water bowls) and when I came back a few hours later to pick her up she was still in the backyard barking. Once I picked her up she was so dirty (which I was willing to chalk up to dogs will be dogs). When I got her home though she was covered in fleas which she's never had before. $200 later after a vet visit I'm still cleaning up this mess. I highly suggest going elsewhere for your dog.
Great stay as always, my dogs are taken care of.
Very caring pet sitter with very secure yard.
Lizzy and Lana had a great time with Pat. They always had access to outside plus other dogs were there to play with!
It was great k owing that our boy was able to be looked after by an obvious pet lover. I enjoyed seeing photos of him. Also we were told how much he enjoyed going for long walks. This we know is true. Thank you for giving ing us peace of mind k owing that h e was well looked after and the freedom to go out and enjoy his walks. Once . Again thank you.
Tucker loved his vacay with Pat & friends.
Maggie had a great time staying with Pat and we'll definitely be booking with her again in the future should we need to go out of town. She is a true dog lover!
I was so pleased with my Lucy when I picked her up. Pat L is so very pleasant and kind I'm sure (like myself) all her customers have had a great experience using her. The pictures she posted of Lucy on the web were a nice surprise! I will definitely use her.
Super helpful - totally flexible on our short notice request - took great care of our Ruby...
Great experience! Pat sent pictures and updates and best of all my dog seemed to enjoy her time there. She was completely worn out. :-)
She was charming and attentive to Stella. I think she had a nice time!
It was great having Pat watch our dog for a couple hours while we attended a graduation nearby.
Thanks, Pat, for taking such wonderful care of our little Martha on Monday! We could tell she was much happier to spend the day at your home instead of at the kennel. Our only regret is that we didn't find you sooner! We will definitely be in touch with you for our next vacation -- Sue and Doug Burke, Annapolis
Seamus,our Dog, always has a great time with Pat. He is happy when I drop him off and happy when I pick him up!
Pat has a wonderful shaded backyard for her doggie guests to play in. My dog had a great time ! Thank you Pat !
Pat L is a fabulous pet sitter. She sends regular updates & pictures and my dog always looks like she's having more fun there than we are on our vacation. She almost always has at least one other dog staying with her which helps to tire my dog out. She also has a dog door to her backyard allowing dogs to come and go as they need rest or potty breaks. I use her whenever we go away and I can truly relax knowing that my dog is safe and loved while I'm gone.
Our dog had a great stay with Pat! He met the other two dogs that he'd be staying with the night before to make sure that they'd all get along. I think he had a great time - played for hours in the very dog-friendly yard, chewed on bones (which she gave us to keep!), and slept for hours after coming home :D. Thanks, Pat!
Thank you Pat for taking such good care of Boomer. He had a good time. We loved the update pictures with his new friends.
Pat took excellent care of Tucker. She sent us a picture of him every day. It was obvious he was having a good time and being well-cared for.
Our fur baby, Jack, stayed with Pat for over a week while we visited family down in FL and we couldn't have picked a better person to watch him. Pat sent us pictures and kept us updated throughout the week. We will definitely be using her again in the future and would recommend her to anyone.
Neil was worn out by the time we picked him up from his stay. He had apparently torn up a foam dog bed and eaten some of it (puppy) which Pat didn't tell me about until I asked. She did send pictures everyday which was great.
Great stay, my dogs enjoyed the vacay and hanging out with the other pups.
Our boys came back very happy from their stay with Pat. They especially loved her fenced-in backyard! Pat was accommodating of my crazy work schedule and friendly throughout the whole process.
Pat was wonderful—she gave my little Norwich Terrier, Red, a loving, calm place to stay when I was busy at work. Highly recommended.
Pat was wonderful! She had a fun playmate and came home exhausted from her fun vacation.
As always, Pat did a wonderful job with Bam Bam - he was well cared for and seemed to really enjoy his time there.
I was totally pleased with the care that Pat gave to Bixby. Although Bixby was so excited to see me, he kept running back to Pat and then back to me. A true sign that she gave him the love that he deserved while I was away.

I will definitely be using Pat again for our Dog Vacay!!

Annapolis, MD.
Mason had a great stay. Pat sent lots of pix showing him playing with the other dogs.
We are so glad we stopped using a kennel and started sending our dog to Pat. She is very kind and patient, and our dog seems to enjoy staying with her.
My dog gets extremely excited to go to Pat’s for his playdates. She is a dog lover and it shows. Thanks Pat!
Our pup has stayed with Pat several times and always had a good time. Pat's yard has plenty of room to run and play, and she gives lots of personal attention and cuddles, too!
My husband and I were glad that when we returned home that we found Buddy in good health and happy. We appreciated the daily pictures of Buddy.
My husband and I appreciate so much the kind care that Pat gives to Buddy,our Senior Whippet.She sent at least 1 a picture every day of him either resting his head on her lap or outside in her backyard.
Excellent, as always!
Pal seemed to enjoy himself!
Pat did a great job watching my dog Elvis for me over a long weekend. She turned our time away into a mini-vacation for him too! The pictures Pat regularly sent helped me see that Elvis was having a good time and acclimating to the new surroundings. She even treated him to some ice cream to help him feel welcome! I would highly recommend Pat, I can tell that she really cares about the dogs she watches and it made me feel so much better about leaving Elvis behind.
Pat was conveniently located in Annapolis. She welcomed our little girl Obi and immediately put us at ease leaving her with Pat. She also emailed us to let us know how Obi was doing. Whenever we are back in the Annapolis area, we will be sure to use Pat.
My husband and I must fly to CA and/ or AZ if we. want to see our grandsons.We wish that we could take Buddy ,our Whippet ,(who will be 16 in Nov.). We believe that Pat takes loving care of him and all the four "footed"boarders that are in her home.
Our experience with Pat was the best. She took extra care when introducing Willie, our little Sealyham terrier, to other canine guests. She reassured us by only accepting dogs she was confident would interact well with him while in her care. She told us we should think of his stay as we would a child's visit to his grandparents, or a week away at camp. She sent notes and pictures daily to update us on their activities. Willie was well cared for and had a lot of fun playing and making new friends. We plan to use her services again on our next out-of-country trip. So excited to have found her!
She was very flexible while my husband and I took a short notice day trip. She was very accommodating for drop off and pick up time. Our pups ran right into her doggie-paradise of a backyard and got right to playing. She even had a little doggie pool! She had the pups ready at the door along with all their belongings when we arrived. They were completely worn out and slept the entire way home! We were very happy with Ms. Pat and would recommend her to anyone!
She was great and very accommodating with my weird schedule.
Sherman had a wonderful time with Pat and the other dogs staying with her over the same time. We received pictures daily which showed him enjoying his stay. He even got some ice cream! We will definitely go back to Pat again!
This was our first non-kennel boarding experience, and it was great. Pat was very kind and calm, and our dog seemed to do well at her home. Thumbs up!
Ollie was so happy to stay at Pat's and she took great care of him! Thanks!
Pat was again a wonderful sitter for our dog! We love having him stay with her. She is very welcoming and caring. We always know he's in excellent hands. Thank you so much again Pat!!
My fuzz face stayed with Pat and she was a happy girl. Pat gave her all the attention she needed. She actually had an injured foot and Pat looked after her until I could take her to the vet after we got home. Turned out she had a broken nail.(ouch)
Pat is a really caring lovely person who loves dogs
Balou was very well cared for by Pat! She sent us pics several times and when we went to get him she said she was going to miss him! We would definitely use her again!!
Pat was great with miss Tillie!
Once again,Pat was so friendly kind to our Buddy. We are happy that such a dog lover opens her home for "dog sitting". This is the 3rd time we have left him with her and hope to do so again in the future.
great stay, Pat takes good care of my dogs.
Pat is a superb caregiver. She supplies daily updates and photos, which are much appreciated. My dog is always happy to see her, and that says it all!
Pat was recommended by another dog vacay host who was away during the time we needed care for our dog. Pat's place isn't fancy, but it is clean and there was plenty of room for our high energy terrier to run and play.
Kesher had a good time especially since her best dog-friend was also staying!
Pat was a great host for our two cocker spaniels. We were very comfortable meeting her and leaving them in her care. Thank you Pat!
Our regular dog sitter from this website moved to another state, and we are lucky to have found Pat. We were able to take our dog to her house for a meet and greet, and we felt very comfortable leaving our dog in Pat's care. Pat sent picture updates daily, and our dog seemed to enjoy her time there. We will be using Pat for dog sitting services for our next trip as well. Highly recommended!
Pat was great! She was very accommodating, allowing me to drop my dog off early in the morning, and then picking him up in the evening. He had a ball while there, getting to play with another dog that was there every day. Every day after he got home, he was so tried from all the playing, he would sleep the rest of the evening. I will definitely use her again, and highly recommend her!
Great host, very helpful and accommodating. Will use again.
Pat is AMAZING! Loki stayed with Pat for a little under a week. It is always a challenge for me to find somewhere for my dogs to stay while I'm gone because they are my children and it's hard to find (and trust) someone to treat them like I do. When we found Pat, we felt like we hit the jackpot. Loki is not necessarily an easy dog to care for. He is a recent rescue who is dog aggressive and also a senior, who has a neck injury and only one eye, and he requires daily eye drops and oral meds. Pat administered these with no issue, and played with Loki but with caution so not to make his neck injury worse. When we dropped Loki off, I had two pages if instructions and she didn't seem overwhelmed in the least. We requested daily updates, and Pat sent us emails with picture updates sometimes multiple times a day, which we appreciated so much. She even taught Loki new tricks! We returned home late and Pat was happy to accommodate a late pick-up because she knew we missed him. When we picked him up he was well rested, well fed, and relaxed. He was undoubtedly spoiled while we were gone. I am so happy we found Pat. Loki will be a repeat customer!
Pat was great! Made my dog feel like he was at home. He has a bit of separation anxiety and had no issues with Pat. He didn't freak out when I brought him home, he was excited to see me but not crazy like when I take him to the kennel. He also didn't come home with diarrhea like he did from the kennel.

I would highly recommend Pat!
Pat is fantastic and our dog gets so excited to go to her house for his dog vacay! He can't wait to go back!
ZIggy really enjoyed her stay at Ms. Pats! I was nervous to leave her. Not only have a never left her before, but shes 3 lbs. I had nothing to worry about. Ms. Pat took great care of her and even let her sleep in bed with her. Ziggy will be returning soon!
Pat is such a wonderful lady! Spinnaker had THE BEST time playing at her house for 12 days! It was really refreshing to have daily picture updates that way we could enjoy our vacation without worries. Thank you Pat for all of your help!
Our dog Maximus had a wonderful stay with Pat! We always thought Maximus couldn't be with other dogs, but after 5 min Pat made Maximus and I feel comfortable and we let him off the leash. He did great! Played and played with the other dogs staying at Pat's.
She sent pictures every day and email updates. She even waited up for us to pick him up because she knew we missed him.
We'll definitley have Pat watch Maximus again!
Pat took on my two dogs at the last minute and they couldn't have been happier. When I came to pick them up they kept looking at her, then me, then her not quite sure what to do. Eventually I persuaded them to come back home.
My dog Charlie loves going to Pat's house. Pat shows a lot of attention to him, has a great backyard and always another dog for Charlie to play with. He always comes home wiped out from playing. I would recommend Pat to everyone!
This is the first time we have ever boarded our dogs. We were most pleased with this experience and will certainly book with Pat again. Our dogs are both older and on medication, which was administered with no problems at all. We received pictures and a note every day and really felt our dogs were well taken care of (and spoiled). I highly recommend DogVacay and Pat to everyone!
I believe that Pat really loves dogs and is a kind and responsible care giver.
Definitely a great find! I live in DE and there are no sitters in my immediate area, so I decided to look along the BWI route from my home. I found Pat very accommodating; we did a "meet & great" on my way back home from NJ and I immediately booked her for my flight out of BWI in October. Pat kept me updated via email with photos of Mojo and how he was doing. When I picked him up, he wasn't in any rush to leave. I would definitely use Pat again when flying out of BWI!
Pat is wonderful! She made sure that Tillie had a wonderful weekend vacation while we were away at a wedding. I will absolutely be sending my pup to her again.
Pat has a doggy door which is important for our dog as that is how he is accustomed to going out. He stayed with Pat for 6 nights. When he left us he had a really dry/cauliflower nose which she fixed with Vaseline rubs. The yard is enclosed with a fence which had an opening that Rocky went through when Pat was not home resulting in a call to us that someone had found our dog out loose. (Our phone # was on his tags). Pat retrieved him and said she had fixed the breach in the fence. She sent me photos of him several times over the week. He came home with his 'new' nose and looking fine. This was our first experience with Dog Vacay and I certainly felt it was a great improvement over boarding. Pat seems to have an affection for dogs and Rocky really enjoys being outside and being with people. It was nice that he had the freedom to do that.
My Whippet will be 15 on 11/05. He has some mobility issues....cannot stand for very long on
tile or wood floors. Pat was so understanding about
my concern and allowed me to bring small rugs and his dish stand.
Knowing that she had had dogs, including being involved in dog rescue,assured me that she is a lover of dogs!
It was so Special to receive the pictures of Buddy sunning in Pat's yard, on a walk etc, It helped us
to enjoyed our vacation seeing him looking happy.
My husband and I agree that when we have to
leave Buddy again we hope that Pat can host
I may regret this review, because I prefer to keep her to myself, but this Caregiver is truly wonderful. Coty had a great time, she was extremely understanding of my puppy and welcomed him back for future visits, which I will definitely schedule!
Pat was a wonderful host! She took great care of Bailey and sent us picture updates. We will definitely be contacting her again!
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