In Home Pet Sitters-- Camp Yogi

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Darlene K.

44 Reviews
35 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Darlene's Resident Pets

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
1 yr 1 mo old
English Cocker Spaniel
1 yr 1 mo old
1 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Darlene's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Darlene

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Darlene . My home is known as Camp Yogi. Camp Yogi was named after our crazy ball catcher and pool swimming, Golden Retriever, Yogi Bear. Our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Ruby, is the social director at Camp Yogi. She is a social butterfly and will show all the others how to play at camp. We are set on 1/3 acre completely fenced in with many trees, flowers, fish pond, and the most hypoallergenic real grass you can get in Florida. Completing the package is our chlorinated doggie pool. You will be temped to stay too! Sorry only friendly furry friends.
I also offer free transportation to and from Camp Yogi for daycare or overnights within 10 miles. I carry commercial car insurance that covers your pets when transporting them .
We also are capable of keeping the little dogs separated from the larger dogs. So all dogs are welcome at Camp Yogi.
I am city and county licensed too.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Darlene K.

44 Reviews
35 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Darlene's Home
$30 /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
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$70 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Darlene's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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44 Reviews
Darlene is wonderful . Chewbaka has a great time and knowing that I am a worried "mom" she always sends me pictures of his progress every few days, which I really appreciate.

The dogs have a fun place to have play and is well fenced and safe.

I highly recommend her. We have gone here for two years now every winter whenever we go out of town.
My dog George must have had a fabulous 3 week stay with Darlene...he normal sulks for a week once home again when we travel. For the first time, he is as relaxed coming home as he was when I dropped him off. We had met Darlene a couple of months ago, and when we came back in December for drop off, George ran to her as if they were already old friends.
In addition, such a lovely touch to text us photos of George with all his new furry friends every couple of days.
We will definitely rebook with Darlene, highly recommend!
This was the first visit for Bella and Tasha. We received several photos and great reports on how they were doing while we are away. From the initial meet and greet to the time they were picked up, they seemed to adjust to their new environment immediately. We will definitely plan on using Darlene to watch our girls and highly recommend her to watch your pets.
Our Ridgebacks came home happy and tired. They crashed in their beds for hours. We will be using you again!
Reef seems to love it. Never anxious or afraid of going back.
Excellent stay for my three dogs. Darlene is excellent!!!! We highly recommend her
Reef was having some seperation anxieties due to a recent move to a new house. He seemed to enjoy his visit with Darlene and husband. Glad we tried dogvacay and we feel extremely comfortable bringing Reef for visits.
I am so lucky to have found Darlene with DogVacay. My dog is 125 lbs and not easy to find somebody to watch him. Darlene was great with Midas and he was happy. In the past I was stuck boarding him where he spent most of the day in a cage. I feel that now I can plan vacations and not have to worry about Midas. Thank you, Darlene
Darlene, was able to handle a. Situation with a sick family member that needed a pet sitter in a veryprofessional manner . I I definitely will use her again.
My has been picked Cooper up a couple of nights ago . He said Cooper looked back at the house like he didn't want to leave . I believe Cooper really enjoyed himself .
Darlene was very accommodating as we made a last minute reservation and our dog seemed to have enjoyed the company of her other dogs. What a life saver. I plan to use her again this week!
Thanks for taking such good care of Nalu this week. Our nalls came home clean happy and very tired from all the swimming and play. See you again soon.
My dog looks forward to going to daycare here.
The hostess with the mostest.Darlene is the Dog mama you need when your gone. Freddy are labradoodle was so happy and looking so good when I picked him up after a week. Darlene kept such good care and she is truly a dog lover. Even mixed good food recipes for Fred and held his bowl because he is so tall we have dishes at home that are raised.What a happy home and the dogs rule with love.Don't hesitate to leave your dog.Thank you and see you soon Darlene.
Darlene & Ron are THE best! I am so thankful to have found them! Winona & Derek always love spending time with them!
My dog needed some special care due to relocation to the Southern Florida area. Darlene was more than happy to provide the extra care my dog needed and provided me feedback on how he did in her care. We had 2 visits for daycare and my dog was very anxious and happy to visit again on the second day! He truly enjoyed himself in her care!
We are SO happy to have found Darlene and Ron! Our dogs LOVED staying with them. Darlene even sent a picture of them snuggled in bed. :) We have found our dog sitter and couldn't be happier. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Our dogs were happy and well cared for during their week of vacation.
We are SO happy to have found Darlene and Ron! Our dogs LOVED staying with them. Darlene even sent a picture of them snuggled in bed. :) We have found our dog sitter and couldn't be happier. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
We’ve left our eighteen-month-old puppy with Darlene and Ron three times now and he absolutely loves staying there. He’s excited now when we drop him off, which didn’t happen when we previously took him to a dog hotel. It’s a relief to us since he suffers from separation anxiety. We too suffer from separation anxiety and Darlene helped us by sending photos of him.
Bob was thrilled to stay with Darlene and Ron, couldn't get out of the car fast enough, and began barking immediately to let everyone within earshot know that he had arrived. When I picked the rascal up the next day he was happy to see us, but I knew he had a great time. When I asked Ron if Bob was good for him he remarked that Bob was exceptional and welcome back anytime. Which made my day. Bob even got to play with the cats which is something he has always wanted to do but never had the chance. Glad they were nice to him.
From the meet-and-greet through the end of my pug's stay, Darlene and Ron were caring and professional. Communication was great, and the photo of Mopsy was a nice touch.
Darlene was great! She is quick to respond to reservation requests and was even able to squeeze my dog's reservation in last minute which was wonderful. My dog came home exhausted! She also sends you pictures and keeps you updated frequently on how your pet is doing which I found to be above and beyond! I definitely recommend Camp Yogi!
Darlene is awesome! Our babies loved there stay! We know they will make another trip when we are back in town!
Darlene was more than accommodating and understanding as we had a special circumstance and were visiting from out of town when our friend had to leave last minute. We really appreciate her willingness to care for our dogs given the circumstances!! Communication with her was excellent!
Darlene and her husband are just plain wonderful! ! Once again I can't thank them enough for the great care they give my Sofie! ! They are true animal lovers. She is a member of their family while in their care! ! My little girl comes home happy.
Lucy had a wonderful time at Darlene's house. She plays well with the resident and visiting dogs. This is her second stay at Darlene's and it has always been a great experience. Highly recommend Darlene if you are looking for a sitter for your pup!
Wonderful experience! ! Sofie was well cared for and happy .Beautiful grounds to roam. She even slept with Darlene. I couldn't be happier! !
Lucy had a wonderful Daycare visit with Darlene! She made some new friends and had a good time exploring the yard with her buddies. Darlene sent us a picture text to let us know Lucy was doing well and enjoying the visit. We will definitely use her services again!
We left our greyhound, Celia, with Darlene and Ron for a little over 2 weeks. They are both crazy about dogs and have very sweet dogs of their own who help to make their furry customers feel right at home. They sent photos of a very relaxed Celia who felt right at home.
Darlene and Ron are true dog lovers!! Our Kya-husky and Jack-yorkie terrier had a blast on their weekend stay, wore them out for the next two days after we got them back. They even sent video & photos of the dogs of their playtimes and new playmates!! HIGHLY recommended them and their backyard paradise!!
Melvin enjoyed his stay once again and was well taken care of. Darlene and Ron loved having him there and they are dog lovers of the highest order. As before, we would not hesitate leaving Melvin there again in the future. His advanced age of 14 necessitates a little extra attention and they are more than willing to do that. They are highly recommended.
Normally if we go out of town we figure out how to take our boys with us or we leave them with family while we are away. For this trip, the normal options didn't work for us, and so at first we were nervous about trying to find someone to puppy sit for us. However, after meeting Darlene and seeing how the boys responded so positively to her and her husband we knew it would be more than fine. They have the most amazing set up for the pups, and it truly is a vacation for them. When we dropped the boys off it seemed like they barely noticed we were leaving because they were busy making themselves at home, and when we picked them up they looked relaxed and HAPPY. It was obvious they had a wonderful time!

We don't feel nervous about not having a sitter for them anymore, because we know that with Darlene they're in wonderful hands!!
Excellent!....Attentive service with communication by text in our absence. Reilly was reluctant to leave as he obviously enjoyed himself with all the attention he received. Video was provided of Reilly enjoying his stay. Not being placed in a wire cage provides a comfortable feeling and the well fenced yard with room to exercise with companion dogs is a plus! Drop off and pick up times were well coordinated. His stay was lengthy and It is obvious that he was happy and content in our absence.
Posie and Pippa had the perfect tropical vacation. Darlene's yard is a dog paradise. We would definitely return!
Absolute professionals! Darlene and Ron's experience shines in every aspect.
Excellent in home environment! Darlene and Ron are experienced pet sitters and communicate well
Melvin really enjoyed his time there and made lots of new 4-legged friends. Darlene loved having him there, and he was well taken care of. Any dog would have a good time at Camp Yogi!
Darlene was great with my 2 babies! I was so nervous to leave them with someone I didn't know but was so relieved when she sent me a picture and assured me that they were doing fine. She is very flexible and understanding. Her dogs are also great! I have a very hyper/active dog and another mellow one and they both blended in nicely with her family. Thank you so much Darlene! And we will definitely be leaving our babies with you again. :))
Darlene is a wonderful host. She's extremely caring and knowledgeable about canine behavior. I felt comfortable leaving my dog at Camp Yogi.
Darlene was very caring with our doggie. Sent pictures to show that he was doing OK. Made sure to watch him so he wouldn't stress himself out. Went over and above and made us feel like we were leaving our baby with family. Our doggie came home not looking the bit stressed out like he would if he stayed a boarding facility.

Would certainly have our doggie stay with her again...actually we already booked multiple stays in the future with her :)
Jake enjoyed his stay with Darlene and her family.
I felt my boy was in good hands and I could tell he enjoyed his stay there.
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