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Sarah G.

34 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Sarah's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Sarah

22 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello ! After a year away (working full-time, etc), I am back on DogVacay!

I've been caring for dogs much of my life. I grew up with multiple dogs in the household. I've owned dogs in the past (see profile photo, that was my dear Sheltie, Jessica!)

Currently, I do not own any pets myself. I live in a dog-friendly and spacious 1BR apartment which is right near a fenced-in dog run, and many nice places to stroll. So, I have no yard, but I can walk him/her all around the neighborhood. I am also happy to entertain your dog indoors, and spend lots of quality-time.

I provide consistent, calm leadership for my dog visitors, which gives them a good sense of security while their owners are away. Pups feel comfortable with a host who provides a pleasant and nurturing environment, while being able to give assertive guidance at the same time. That is the aim (and result) of each of my dog-sitting experiences!

**Due to residing in a third floor walk-up apartment with lots of other neighbors, it is better if your dog is on the quiet side. Please, no big-time barkers or yappers, thanks!!

If your dog is on the elderly side, he or she might have trouble going up and down two full flights of stairs. Little dogs, I can carry no problem. A bigger dog, probably not, so it's perfectly understandable if your larger senior pooch might prefer a first-floor apartment or house!

***Also, there is carpeting in the apartment, so your dog must be completely house-trained. Thus, I can't accommodate puppies or seriously incontinent dogs in this particular apartment. (My landlord thanks you!!)

I do not have a car, so your dog would need to be dropped off and picked up. There is a vet just a few blocks down the street from my home, and if need be, I can call a taxi in case of emergency.

*I can look after your cat(s), too! Also, I can look after your reptiles (as long as you can bring along their housing and supplies!) So, feel free to ask me about your other pets!

If you'd like me to give your dog a bath while s/he's here, I'd be glad to at a one-time cost of $15.00 (includes drying, brushing, etc). Just bring along your favorite pet shampoo when you come!

I update my availability each month, as my schedule can be sporadic. I am often home during the day, but occasionally will be out for 2-4 hours or so. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions. :-)

**My usual policy is to take 1-2 well-socialized dogs at a time, since I do live in a relatively small space. I am sometimes able to make exceptions to this, we can talk about your individual situation to see if it will be a good fit!

Check my calendar and see when I'm available, and let's set something up!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sarah G.

34 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 10, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sarah's Home
$22 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
4 Testimonials
Nov 2016
We have known Sarah as a dog sitter now for 3 years. In that time, she has proven to be an amazing person and a great dog sitter. She has taken really good care of my dog Rasta and I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done.

She has always gone above and beyond for Rasta and we really appreciate it.

We highly recommend Sarah for anyone that's looking for a great dog sitter!
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Nov 2016
Sarah has been a wonderful dog sitter for Millie. She is attentive and thoughtful when it comes to Millie's needs-- for example, following her specific diet needs, putting booties on when she notices the snow impacting her walking, bringing an extra water bottle along when it's hot out. We also really appreciate Sarah's communication while we are away. She sends regular pictures and updates, and responds quickly to messages and emails. It has been so helpful to have a responsible and trustworthy sitter, and I highly recommend Sarah for any dog who needs a home away from home.
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Nov 2016
Sarah has taken care of my pup multiple times, and she has always done a wonderful job! She is so sweet, organized, thoughtful, and clearly passionate about animals. She keeps in touch throughout each stay, and my dog always comes home happy and tired from lots of fun. I highly recommend her!!
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Nov 2016
Sarah is absolutely fantastic with my dog Vigo. She has been watching him on and off for the past 2 years, and I always trust that my dog is in great hands when he is with Sarah. She always sends me updates and photos, and also works to address some issues that he has (such as pulling on the leash, trying to dominate other dogs) when he is in her care. I trust Sarah with my dog, as she is very experienced and knows what she is doing. I highly recommend Sarah!
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34 Reviews
Sarah was so wonderful! Bubba had a blast, and was extremely well taken care of. After Bubba had his first trip to Sarah's, I booked another reservation with her, only to realize later that I no longer needed a dog sitter. There were some computer issues, and Sarah went out of her way to contact Dogvacay make sure that I received the refund that she intended to provide--truly above and beyond! I will not hesitate to book with her in the future!
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As always, Sarah provided exceptional care for our dog. She not only took him for frequent walks, but also spent considerable time brushing out his matted hair. She kept us updated on how he was doing and sent daily pictures. We look forward to the next time she is able to care for him!
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Shubie had an excellent time staying with Sarah over 4th of July weekend. Sarah was professional, easy going, and clearly a responsible dog lover. She sent me batches of adorable photos of Shubie each day and my dog looked so comfortable at her house I was worried he'd never want to leave! Working with Sarah was a very positive experience for both Shubie and me.
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Sarah was very nice and was very well prepared with a list of questions when we arrived. We felt very confident leaving Bree with her. She also gave us photo updates while we were away. She was very accomodating with pick-up and drop-off times. We would definitely go back again.
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I work with Sarah regularly, and she is awesome! I felt completely at ease while I was on vacation, especially since she sent photo updates almost every day I was away! Sarah is also flexible with pick up times too, which is very helpful. She is quite the doggy expert and I am so glad to have found her to take care of my dog. I highly recommend her for services :)
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As usual, Sarah was a spectacular host for my pooch. I never have to worry about Draper when she's in charge.
Sarah was a fantastic host. She took great care of Draper and all the pictures she sent proved that he was a VERY happy dog during his time with her. She was accommodating to my schedule and made the whole experience very pleasant. I wouldn't hesitate to call on Sarah again to look after Draper.
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Sarah was super for me and a great alpha for Kodak. I can tell she took loving care of him, and I really appreciated the daily photos.
Thank you again, Sarah! Your dedication and attentiveness let us know Millie is well-cared for in your hands!
Sarah is fantastic! My pup always has a blast at her place, and she is so good about sending frequent updates and adorable photos. I'll definitely be booking with her again!
Ah Sarah was so great! I have just moved to the area from out of state, and she responded super quickly to my requests and made it possible for me to have a place for my pups within a few hours of arriving in Boston. I felt completely at peace with trusting her with my two dogs and was so happy with her care for them. She was incredibly sweet to them and even gave them a bath for me as an extra service and sent them home to me smelling good and looking fluffy:) She's got a great, calming spirit about her and I would definitely contact her again in the future. Thanks so much Sarah!
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Sarah was great! We used her a couple of times and would be happy to do so again in the future!
Penny's stay with Sarah was great! We were nervous, dropping our puppy off for the first time to stay with a sitter, but Sarah was friendly, warm and accommodating of our nervousness. She was professional, knowledgeable, and great with Penny (who's a rambunctious puppy).

She cared well for Penny who was incredibly comfortable at Sarah's place when we came to pick her up. She came home tired and happy.

We'd definitely leave our pup with Sarah again.
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Sarah was awesome with my dog Vigo. She was quick to respond and flexible with drop off and pick up times. My dog can get overexcited around other dogs (there was another one with her that weekend), but Sarah was really great when it came to working with him and keeping me updated. I would absolutely have Sarah watch him again!
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Again, Sarah was absolutely awesome with our pup! We went out of the country, so it was good to know that Millie was with someone who is both responsible and loving. And the photos she takes for the updates are the best! Thanks for everything, Sarah!
Our dog has stayed with Sarah several times and, as always, he was well cared for. We always feel comfortable leaving him with her!
Brewsky loved staying with Sarah! And I loved receiving the picture updates. I looked back at the photos several times while I was away :) It's so nice to know that your pup is being well cared for while you're away!
Our dog Charlie has stayed with Sarah for two vacays now, and she has been great! She definitely put my mind at ease by sending lots of pictures and keeping us informed! Charlie will be back. :)
Sarah is truly an excellent sitter! I highly recommend her for her great responsiveness and consistent updates. She is caring and attentive, and I know my dog Millie is always happy to see her! Thank you Sarah!!
Sarah was awesome. Shy had a delightful time, and I would strongly recommend this host!
Sarah was an excellent host!!!! I recently used Sarah for the first time and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Her love for dogs is extrememly apparent and her calm approach is very appreciated. She communicated each day while I was away and responded quickly. I would definitely use her again and would also recommend her.
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If we could give Sarah a sixth star we would! She is absolutely wonderful with dogs and a great communicator. We never have to worry about our Miss Daisy when we leave her with Sarah!
We boarded our Wheaten Terrier with Sarah for a week and couldn't have been happier. She took great care of Charlie and sent us pictures and updates regularly. We definitely plan to use her again!
Sarah loves dogs and knows how to take great care of them. She made sure to get our Daisy plenty of exercise by taking her on long walks and trips to the dog park. She also sent us plenty of pictures to let us know just how much fun D was having. We can't recommend her enough!
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Sarah did an excellent job taking care of our Bon. She regularly sent us photo updates and brushed him every day. When we picked him up he looked like he had been to the spa! We will for sure book with Sarah again.
Sarah is an excellent dog sitter! She was very accommodating, as our pup had some paw issues. She paid extra attention to Millie on walks and updated me on how her paws were daily. She would also reply to any concerns I had ASAP! Thank you Sarah!
Our dog had a great stay with Sarah. We found her very responsible and responsive, and she seemed to have a great approach towards looking after dogs. We also appreciated how she provided us updates/pictures throughout the stay. Highly recommended.
Sarah was a fantastic host. Her flexible schedule made arranging drop off and pickup really easy. She was very communicative before and during the reservation, and was receptive to the few schedule and feeding instructions I had. Sarah's apartment was clean and spacious. She was a pleasure to work with and I had no hesitations leaving my dog with her for the weekend.
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My dog Leela's stay with Sarah was just perfect...I knew from the meet and greet she was the right sitter. As we chatted on her couch, Leela almost fell asleep between us..totally relaxed. That was NOT Leela's response with other meet and greets. Sarah is relaxed, easy to talk to, and has a nice, clean, spacious apartment. I felt completely at ease, she loves dogs, that's evident, listens well to instructions, is responsible, and just a totally nice person to know and do business with. I give her the highest recommendation, and I don't do that lightly!
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She was fantastic. Really knew how to keep my dog well-behaved while I was gone. Often times, my dog comes back a bit spoiled, or as if he "unlearned" a few things, but she was great with him. Sent photos of him enjoying his stay.
Sarah is great! We're very happy that we could have a chance to meet Sarah. Our dogs stayed with her for five days, from the moment they walked in her apartment they were very comfortable and happy to be there. Sarah made the process of booking very easy and she sent us several updates during our trip. We will definitely book a stay with Sarah again!
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Sarah was great! She was very flexible and responsive which made the experience easy. Thanks Sarah!
Sarah was gentle and loving with our dog. She also added a bonus sending us photos of Moonstone so we could be reassured he was doing well. We rate Sarah's dog care services A+
Sarah was a great host for our dog Rasta. She was very communicative and met with me before hand to get to know Rasta. She took great care of him and also sent us a photo of him when we were away. We will definitely be using her again.
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