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Valerie L.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
7 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Valerie's Resident Pets

Cocker Spaniel
6 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Valerie's House

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Outdoor area

About Valerie

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
****Update our dog fell out of a window while we were using another dog vacay house and died. So we will not be dog sitting for the forseeable future.

RIP Caleb. You were a good dog.


My name is Val. I found this website when I was searching for a place to leave our dog for the night. I realize how difficult it is to find a reliable, trustworthy sitter. My experience as a client was excellent, so I decided to sign up myself.

I've had dogs and cats all my life and now have Caleb, the rescue cockapoo, Sputnik, a Korat cat. Most people consider themselves a dog or cat person - I just love all animals!

We can't host pitbulls in our home due to insurance issues, but I'm happy to visit and walk them.

My husband loves to run with dogs (and dogs love to run with him), so if your doggy is in need of some extra exercise, let us know and we'll tailor a run just for him or her.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
Valerie L.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
7 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 30, 2016


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Valerie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Valerie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$22 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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7 Reviews
I really needed a last minute sitter for the holidays, and Val stepped up to the plate! She took Tilly for six nights and it was great to know she was somewhere safe and fun. I got lots of pictures and updates and a happy healthy dog back at the end of the week!
My dog Paula had a wonderful stay with Valerie! She came back from her visit relaxed and happy. Valerie was a perfect host throughout: she was very prompt responding to messages when setting up the visit, sent daily text and photo updates while I was away, and even dropped Paula back at my house when her stay was over. Paula will definitely be staying with her again!
Easy going, great 'fosters'. My guy comes home happy and well exercised... Not easy to do!
From the first contact this was a great experience.

My dog (Bishka) is a large Standard Poodle 1.5 years old...still a pup and a bit high strung (Never been away from home without either my husband or myself).

Val handled him beautifully with calm assurance. Her husband (a jogger) took him for a long walk/ jog and I am sure with his (Bishka) energy he loved. He came back to us totally unchanged, that is to say they treated him as we would have.

They will be my 'go to' people from this point forward!

Thanks Val and Joey!

Avie de Lorenzo
We rarely travel given our work schedules, but this trip required us having to part ways with our little guy Kobe for several days - not easy for us or Kobe especially considering we are in a new city and I have a tendency to be a worrywart.

Valerie put our nerves at ease, she was incredibly patient, accommodating, intuitive to Kobe's unique personality and needs.

She sent us picture updates throughout our trip and really went above and beyond to communicate how everything was going. Because of her we could really relax on our trip and enjoy ourselves!

We are certain we will request to have Valerie care for Kobe for any future travel plans - with the peace of mind that Kobe now has a caregiver beyond our expectations that he connects with!

It's all about the little things, we can tell Kobe really loves her - and this is a big feat considering he is quite the Momma/Dad's Boy - because he went along for the ride to pick-up our house keys post-trip and ran right up to her with a sunny disposition and kissed her face. We loved seeing that!

Can't say enough good things about Valerie and I hope this review gives you the confidence in her as the best caregiver for your pet next time you go away!
Valerie was great to take care of our cat and dog at the last minute, and over a holiday! She sent us cute pictures and updates, and even took the lead in making contingency plans when we faced potential delays in returning home due to an unexpected snow storm.
Valwas great! From the day we had our meet 'n' greet, our four legged pack fell in love. She kept us up to date on all the happenings back ome with the kids with pictures and periodic updates. We have her already booked for our next trip out of town. I know the dogs will be excited to see her again. I would highly recommend her!! Five out of Five Stars!!
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