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Amber S.

118 Reviews
54 Repeat Guests
$35/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
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Amber's Resident Pets

Max
Mixed Breed
Male
10 yr 10 mo old

About Amber

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, my name is Max and my job is to keep your dog company while you are away (as long as I’m invited of course)! I am a 10 year old lab/collie mix (or so I’m told). My favorite things to do are play (especially with friends), eat and sleep. My human and I recently moved to the area from Maryland where we took all my dogs friends into our home while their people were traveling. We are currently staying in a town house so we are currently only offering in YOUR home overnight care. I love going on adventures and visiting/meeting new friends!

Amber is my human and I decided she was mine about 9 years ago. I’m glad I picked her because we have a lot of fun together! We are always going fun places and meeting new friends; it’s really obvious that she loves all creatures because we’re always going somewhere to take care of them! We’ve visited dogs (of course), horses, ducks, chickens, cats, fish and even a tarantula once (she wouldn’t let me play with him though)! Amber also used to work as a veterinary technician, so she knows what to do if I (or my friends) hurt ourselves or are not feeling well. Because of her medical background, she does require that all pets are current on their Rabies Vaccination for everyone’s safety. I hope that you will consider us to help take care of your furries (or non-furries), I would love to meet you and them!!

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You can rest assured that your family member will be well taken care of while you are away. I have been caring for pets for the past 15 years and take pride in so many people trusting me with their beloved family members. My main focus is to ensure your pet(s) have a safe, comfortable and fun experience while you are away. I pay special attention to instructions given, specifically for medications, feeding and/or any “quirks” your pet(s) may have. Every attempt will be made to make your pet(s) are as happy and comfortable as possible in your absence. I have various references available upon request.

Here are the logistics of my services:

Location: Clarkston, MI (willing to travel up to 10 miles for walking/check-in, 20 miles for overnight pet/farm sitting)

Requirements: Mandatory meet-n-greet and form that will be given at same time, All pets are current on Rabies Vaccination, Walking clients must provide leash, harness or collar with identification tags attached.

Medications: I am comfortable administering medications (orally, topically and/or injectable) depending on the situation, there may be a small administration fee (will be discussed at meet-n-greet)

Emergency Care: For emergency situations, your pet will be transported to the nearest veterinary hospital and you will be contacted immediately. I also require your regular veterinarian’s information for this same reason.

Services and Rates:

• Overnight sitting-$35/night for first pet, $20/night per additional pet
• Walking-$15 for 15 mins.-$20 for 30 mins.-$25 for 45 mins.-$30 for 60 mins.
• Check-in’s-$25 (1/2 hour visit, additional fees may apply dependent upon number of pets)

**Pricing is situational and will be discussed at time of Meet-N-Greet**

Discounts:

*Extended stays (+7 days)-$30/night for first pet, $15/night per additional
*Referrals-Refer a friend that books, get 1 night FREE!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Amber S.

118 Reviews
54 Repeat Guests
$35/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 1, 2016

Credentials

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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
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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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118 Reviews
Amber was wonderful! Our pups were well taken care of! We will definitely book again.
Amber and her dog Max were wonderful with pet sitting my two dogs in my home! I received daily texts and photos while away, and she left my home perfectly clean and tidy! Will definitely use her again and recommend her to all my pet parent friends!
Amber did an excellent job taking care of our little Havanese. We were gone for about 2 weeks and we received picture updates each day and knew that our puppy was in great hands with Amber. She went on several play-dates and went to the dog park several times, she also became good friend's with Amber's dog Max who seems very relaxed and easygoing. Max is much bigger than our dog and yet they seemed very comfortable with each other and with all the video/photo updates we could tell how well they got along!

My wife and I definitely would recommend Amber for any of your pet-sitting needs! Thank you again for taking care of Zoey for a long vacay!
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she is one of the best of the best
Amber is the best! We love how sweet she is with our pup and she is always accommodating of our requests!
Freasky always has a good time with Amber!
Amber was the best dog sitter I have ever had! She kept us informed everyday and sent pictures of our 2 girls, Luna and Zoey! She out our mind at ease the minute we left! She send us text messages Fir questions and concerns! We could see the happiness in our dogs! Amber thank you for everything ! You truly were awesome, until next time!
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Amber is professional, experienced, and thorough! So happy to have found her and my boys love her!
This past week we left our 5 month old puppy with Amber and I cannot say enough good things about her! She sent multiple pictures and texts daily and was always in constant communication. I felt beyond comfortable the entire time we were away that our fur baby was in great hands. She took him to the dog park, on walks, and socialized him with other dogs! He has been even better behaved since we returned home then before we left! Will definitly be calling her in the future and recommending her to all our friends and family! Thank you again Amber!!
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Amber did a wonderful job with our little girl Delta. The communication and updates were excellent and she was very patient with this concerned pet parent. Our dog does not usually like other dogs too close but Amber's dog Max worked his magic too and I could tell that Delta was looking for Max when we came home and he was no longer around! I definitely recommend Amber for your dog sitting needs. We have already scheduled her for two more vacations!
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Amber is better than having Cesar himself watch your beloved family member! She took exceptional care of Brody, our 100lb lab, and it was better than advertised since we feel like he had a great vacation, too!! Amber is honest, considerate, caring and a true lover of all pets. I know Brody feels like he has a second mom out in the world now!!
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This was a last minute request, and Amber is very accommodating. She is the best
We miss you, Amber!
She is so great On top Spends lots of time with boys
Amber has been amazing. She is flexible and very easy to work with. She knows the dogs well and pays attention to the details of which are well matched to stay together. She loves on the pups and takes the best of care when they are with her. Michigan, you're getting back a great gift! My Cece and I will miss her!
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We had our last play day with Max before Amber relocated. It was a bitter sweet time for our Orchetta but we are happy for Amber and Max's new adventures. Amber let us know over a month in advance she would be relocating and also went above and beyond to help place Orchetta in another day care/boarding home. She not only visited others from the site she spoke to them personally about our dog and who she plays well with to try and keep them together. Amber was pivotal in changing our wild puppy into a socialized, loving dog. Amber made Orchetta feel welcomed, cared for and loved. She always came home tired out from her socializing adventures. Amber always gave us tips and advice and just those little extras that we will miss as first time pet parents. Everything she says works with Orchetta from allergies to separation anxieties. I'm selfish in saying I don't want to lose her but excited for all the other dogs that get to meet her.
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Bucky always has a great time at Amber's! She takes excellent care of him.
As always Bucky was well taken care of. We will certainly miss Amber as she moves home to Michigan!
Amber was great - she made sure we had updates each day. And, she answered all of our questions. Joey had a great time. We would definitely have him stay again.
Bucky enjoyed his vacation and I was able to enjoy mine knowing that Amber had him under her care. Always able to enjoy my time away with Bucky at Amber's.
Bucky had a great time.
We adore Amber and so do our dogs. They slept for a day and a half after this stay because they had had so much fun.
Felt better at the double header baseball game that Amber had Bucky in her care. I didn't worry for one moment that he was having his usual good time!
Amber was so flexible in letting Bucky stay an additional night. Always wonderful to work with her!
Bucky had a great weekend!
Always a treat for Bucky to stay with Amber and Max!
Amber is the best! Wouldn't leave Bucky with anyone else.
Amber was our first experience with a "pet sitter" for our 2-year old Maltipoo, Finn. We were a bit nervous since Finn had only ever met dogs on leash before in a controlled greeting (i.e. park) and we weren't sure how he'd do with unknown dogs that were off leash. We were thrilled to come back from our 5 days away to a dog that was perfectly content and, for the most part, well-adjusted around other dogs. It helped that Amber was such a calm influence all around and really got to know each dog's personality to understand which ones would get along the best. Her house was perfect and she had a large back yard for "play time"! We were able to leave personal items (bed/blanket/toys) with our scent. She also sent us daily text updates with pictures and videos of Finn and it was quite comforting to know that he was so well taken care of... We will definitely be using her in the future and would recommend her 100%!
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Amber was great about getting everything in order for us. This was our first time using this service and from start, to drop off and to the time we picked Max up. Amber kept us well informed! But most importantly, Max LOVE his time that he spent with Amber and her dog Max.
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As usual Amber was incredibly thorough and observant. It's like leaving your pet with an expert vet and she's always willing to go the extra mile. She gave my dog a bath and applied flea medication - all unsolicited. I had applied the flea application but it wasn't working so Amber purchased some that did after consulting with the veterinarian. She sent regular pictures and updates. I trust Amber wholeheartedly and am so grateful when she is available for my pets.
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It's nearly impossible to convey the amazing experience our dog, Buddy, had while staying with Amber. On the other hand, our experience was exceptional from the first "hello" visit and throughout the week of his stay. Every day, she emailed pictures of Buddy sniffing around bushes pulling the leash as they walked, playing with others, and hanging out. She even sent a short video of her having fun with Buddy and her dog. Buddy was just finishing a course of medication and she willingly accepted the responsibility of making sure it was completed. We were impressed with Amber and are convinced that Buddy had a happy experience and was well taken care of.
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Amber always takes great care of Bucky!
Bucky loves daycare at Amber's too!
Amber does an excellent job!
This was our fourth visit and as before, our high energy pup had lots of fun romping with Amber's pack. Amber keeps us updated on how our girl is doing on a daily basis. Amber is very experienced and wonderful with dogs. You can rest assured that your pup is well taken care of.
Already looking forward to our next visit.
Thank you, Amber.
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This was my first time using DogVacay and I was extremely satisfied. Amber was awesome. She sent daily updates with pictures and was patient with me as I asked questions about my baby boo boo's stay. Her dog Max is also a sweetheart. I plan to use Amber again. I highly recommend her because 1) your pet is free to roam her house 2) clean and safe environment 3) Amber is experienced and friendly.
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Kobe always does great with Amber. He comes home happy and sleepy, the perfect combination!
Amber was very pleasant and calm during our initial visit, very flexible with her schedule, and our 5 months old puppy had a great 1st daycare experience under her supervision. We'll come again, for an overnight stay this time!
As always, Amber is wonderful! I will never leave Bucky with anyone else. In fact, if I have to move around dates so Amber can accommodate me, I will do so. That's how much I trust her with Bucky. She is awesome!!!!
Amber was great with our dog,he was happy and healthy. I would bring GQ to her again any time I am in the area. highly recommend!
Our dogs LOVED their time at Amber's. She was so helpful in everyway. Her experience made me comfortable about leaving our special needs dog with her as we knew she could handle it.
Bucky is always well cared for when he stays with Amber. She is great!
Amber is fantastic. Her and Max will make your pup feel right at home. She sends updates, treats your dog like her own, and my boy is always happy and exhausted when I scoop him up after each visit!
Amber was great! Will definitely be using her again!
Once again Comet, the wondercollie, was in the best of hands. He had a great time, and we had a better time knowing he was being well cared for. A stay with Amber and Max is a favor you can do for your pet and yourself!
Amber is Super! She cares for our guys and treats them like family. They get along well with her sweet Max and enjoy the time at Amber's. We will be coming back again and strongly recommend Amber for the care of your dogs.
Amber watches our pups any time we go out of town, which has been very frequent lately. On our most recent vacay our toy poodle mix literally cried with excitement when we dropped him off and he saw her. The dogs are always exhausted after a weekend at Amber's since they've always got other dogs to play with, including the resident pooch, Max.

I like how thorough Amber is with medical records. I'm never worried about our dogs catching something from another guest.
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Another wonderful stay for our two dogs with Amber! She sends daily pics and updates -- and it's obvious that our dogs feel right at home with her. Wouldn't have them stay anywhere else!
There aren't enough words to express how happy I am with Amber! She is just marvelous and treats Bucky like a member of her family. I am grateful to have found her.
Bucky always has a fabulous time with Amber and friends!!! I never worry about him when he is in Amber's care.
Our dog had a wonderful time during her vacation with Amber. We received daily texts with photos that kept us updated throughout the entire stay. Our dog had such a good time that she was a little sad the first couple days after coming home. I think that she missed the constant interaction with both her canine and human friends. She is older and takes medication, but Amber had no problems seeing that she received her meds twice a day. She was healthy and in great spirits when we picked her up. Amber is definitely our first choice for our dog's care when we travel without her. Another great experience!
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This was our first time leaving kobe and we were pretty nervous. Amber took great care of our boy and sent us updates/pictures daily. We couldn't be happy with our experience and will definitely be sending kobe back for future vacations!
Our dogs cannot wait to come back!
Amber, Shaun, & Max are the best. I only trust my two dogs with them.
Fantastic!
We had an unexpected trip come up with our family in May. Amber was able to care for our dog Tux and she did an amazing job with him. He is a very hyper and excited dog and I never worried about him while we were away. Amber sent me updates and pictures of him daily. We will definitely continue to have her as our dog sitter! Thank you Amber!
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Amber was great with Jersey. She sent us pictures of her playing and resting each day so we knew Jersey was comfortable, happy, and safe. The best part was that Jersey was completely normal when we picked her up which showed she had a good experience.
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My girls are so well taken are of. I don't worry about a thing when they are under her care.
Amber always does a great job with Tucker! she keeps us updated with pics of how he is doing.... He seems happy and content when we pick him up!
As always Amber is a gem! Bucky always has a fabulous time when at Amber's. I am so grateful to have her taking care of Bucky when I am out of town. There are never any worries for me.
As always Amber does a great job with Bucky! I have complete assurance and comfort when Bucky stays at Amber's!
This review is long overdue, but Amber is amazing! She is warm, caring, knowledgeable, and she LOVES dogs. She takes her time to ensure that her dog guests are comfortable and adjust well to the environment. She always keep us informed during our dog's stay and sends us photo updates. And her dog, Max, is a terrific host. We love Amber and recommend her highly.
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We have had our chocolate lab, Caleigh stay with Amber several times and each time Caleigh comes home a happy and tired pup. Amber is wonderful with animals and it's great to know that we can leave our pup and go away without worrying becasue we know she is in great hands!!! I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Our first VaCay with Amber and we love her. She knows her stuff and our pals are safe and content in her care. Each day we received reports and pics of the kids and I can tell they are getting along very well. I would highly recommend Amber to anyone looking for a home setting with competent and experienced care.
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Amber was great in taking Bucky for the night before my trip so I could pack and leave very early the next morning!
As always, Amber does an awesome job taking care of Bucky while I am away! He came home a very happy dog. I will always choose Amber and work my vacation schedule around her time to keep Bucky for me.
Both dogs had a great time. They really enjoy the fenced in yard.
Amber and Max take great care of Orchetta when she visits! My expectations are always met and exceeded. Orchetta meets great friends and has a caring, safe environment to play!
We left our Goldendoodle Stella with Amber for a week. Stella needs lots of human contact and interaction to be happy. She loved Amber & Max! She came home happy and exhausted from all the fun. We will definitely use Amber again. Can't recommend her enough!
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Amber was amazing! She was so patient with us as we were concerned about leaving our dogs with anyone. And on top of that, one of the dogs got sick just before the stay and she worked with us to ensure that the dog, and U.S., were comfortable. Couldn't be happier we found Amber!
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Amazing trip as usual!
This is Maisie's second stay with Amber and her dog Max and I would give her more than 5 stars if I could. Amber is just absolutely amazing with dogs. Our dog is an energetic goofball and romping around with Amber's pack in her big and securely fenced back yard is just what she needs. Amber sends us pictures and updates daily and my family and I are joking that Maisie probably has a better time with Amber and Max than with us. You can just tell from the pictures how happy Maisie is. Amber is extremely attentive to your dog's needs and their safety and comfort is her top priority. She makes sure all of her charges get along with each other so that everybody is having a great time. It means so much to me to know that our big fur kid is in the best care available while we are away. It makes our vacation so much more worry free and enjoyable. Looking forward to the next stay.Thank you so much, Amber and Max.
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Another great visit at Amber's. Both dogs had a great time.
My dog had another great time staying with Amber and made some new friends as well. She got the medications she needed, the attention and play time she demands, and all the affection that she insists upon each day. We got texts and photo updates on a regular basis. Amber's house has become our dog's home away from home. We'll definitely be booking another stay in the future.
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Amber is the Best! I received lots of updates with texts and photos. My dog was CLEARLY having a good time, despite his initial bout of separation anxiety. We will return !
Amber always exceeds my expectations!
Amber does it again...hands down the best sitter I could ever ask for. My girls are so loved and cared for. My girls can't wait for Camp Amber again!
Great experience!
We are so happy that we found Amber! She was a wonderful host to our dog Freasky, while my husband and I were vacationing in Florida. From the moment we met her at the meet n' greet, we knew Freasky would be in great hands. It is clear that she truly loves being a pet sitter. She sent us pictures of Freasky everyday and kept us in the loop about his whereabouts. Freasky made some wonderful friendships with the other canines that were there the same week he was. We were so happy to see him romping about without a care in the world. Her daily messages were sweet and endearing. It really put our minds at ease knowing that Freasky was in a safe and loving home. When we came back to pick up Freasky, he seemed so happy and I could tell that he didn't miss us one bit! We highly recommend Amber! Your pet(s) will thank you for it! Freasky won't be going anywhere else to stay from now on!
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Amber & Max are so fantastic, I can't even explain how grateful I am. This past long weekend was our very first time leaving our dogs while we travel, and I was beyond nervous. Amber was very patient and understanding, and her frequent updates set my mind at ease. Her home is cozy and comfortable for canines and her backyard is perfect. Amber is very knowledgable and I completely trust her and her awesome dog Max-- I cannot recommend them enough. We've already booked another visit. :)
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Amber is the best to work with! She is knowledgable about dogs and works hard to ensure the pets she hosts will get along well together. She is organized and flexible. My Cece has done well with her, Max and many other friends, the times she has stayed. I had never left her for an extended period of time and though it was tough all the photos and updates I received made it easier. Amber takes great care of her, even providing me with additional information related to her health. I highly recommend Amber, Max and Sean as hosts!!
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Excellent Care for our Harley.. Amber is awesome..
Amber was terrific from the time we set up our meet and greet! She is kind, friendly, and caring to all the dogs in her care. She listens if you have any concerns about your dog and follows through with your requests. Our dog looked happy and sad to leave when we came to pick him up. We will be using Amber again in the near future.
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Amber is an excellent host! Bucky always enjoys spending time at Amber's home with Max and other "guests." I love that I NEVER have to worry about Bucky when he's with Amber.
Amber is great! She really knows dogs well and makes sure that our chocolate lab, Caleigh, is always comfortable and that she has a great time. I know that when I'm out of town that Caleigh is in good hands. Amber is also very flexible with when I can pick my dog up and is always good about communicating if there are any changes. I highly recommend using Amber. You won't be disappointed.
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Pepper had a great time with Amber and friends. She was so busy eyeing toys and playing, she took a looooong nap when she got home. Amber will definitely be contacted for future vacays. Five paws!
Always a great experience. Our bog pup loves visiting Amber.
Another great experience boarding our dogs with Amber! They had stayed with her twice before and our absolute favorite thing was when we got to her house and she came outside, Dasher ran up to greet her in a way that showed us he obviously remembered her and was thrilled to see her. We appreciated the daily updates and photos she sent. Whenever we go on vacation, our dogs will be going on their own vacation - to Amber's!
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We were very nervous about leaving our little girl, Snickers, for the first time. Right from the start Amber put us at ease by text messaging us updates and pictures. Snickers loved Max and the other friends she met during her stay with Amber and being off leash in the HUGE backyard was a total treat. Little breeds tend to be grudge holders and we were totally expecting pay back when we got her home but to our amazement...nothing! She came home and just went on with normal happy life! Amber will always be the first reservation we make when planning an out of town trip.
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Amber took care of Sasha for a whole week over the holidays and we weren't worried about her one bit. We missed her a ton but knew she was loving life running around Amber's huge back yard and playing with her dog Max who is the sweetest. The daily texts and picture were great. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Amber to a friend. Thank you!
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Amber is an extremely thoughtful dog host - very knowledgeable and sensitive to my dogs' needs. She truly went above and beyond - they went on great walks and were extremely happy and comfortable in her care. I enjoyed the frequent texts and pictures and felt completely at ease that they were in great hands. I have two senior dogs who cannot be boarded in a cage and have special needs. Amber took amazing care if both of them!
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This was the second time my pets stayed with Amber. We are very happy with the care and attention they receive while in Amber's home. They come home happy and tired from playing with all their new friends. They gets lots of exercise, attention and love.
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Amber is a professional. She is the most gracious host and Jenna thoroughly enjoys her stay each time. Amber maintained contact via text messages and pictures to assure us that Jenna was in good hands. Brian M.
Amber is awesome! She kept me abreast of Bucky's activities while I was gone with both text messages and pictures. Very responsible, reliabe and flexible. I would use her again, no doubt about it. I highly recommend her!
Our dogs are like family, so I was thrilled when Amber came highly recommended by my husband's coworker - and he was so right! I appreciate that she does meet and greets with the dogs to make sure everyone will get along prior to boarding them. We have two seniors, so making sure they're safe is of the utmost importance. She's also been a great communicator, sending pupdates and pictures so we can keep up with their daily activities. Most importantly, our dogs immediately felt comfortable with Amber (and Max!) and she clearly takes great care of all her charges. They had so much fun, it took a few days for them to sleep it off when they got back home!
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Orchetta our 2 yr old hyper dog had a great time with Amber and Max. Max was a calm well behaved influence on Orchetta and developed a friendship immediately. Amber was thoughtful and kept us informed of Orchetta's behavior and even sent pictures. Amber was great to work with: professional and very good with Orchetta. We will not hesitate to send Orchetta for another sleepover in the future!
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Amber and Max are awesome!!! We left our 9.5 year old black lab, Hudson, with Amber for almost two weeks. This was our first time using dogvacay so we were a little nervous at first, but Amber's daily email updates and emailed pictures put us at ease. Hudson loved playing in Amber's big yard, chasing balls and sleeping on comfy beds. He loved it so much that he wasn't even that excited to see us when we got back, he was busy playing with toys! We recommend Amber and plan on using her again!
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Amber was amazing! We left 2 of our boys with her for 15 days (they had never been away from home) and we couldn't be happier with the service. She emailed us daily with updates (with pictures!) and any concerns she has regarding our dogs. One of the boys weren't feeling well and she took GREAT care of him. She has a huge yard for them to run around and she took them out for walks as well; also her dog Max was great with our 2 energetic boys. We are VERY happy with the service and we will definitely bringing our boys back in the future. They give her service two paws up. ;)
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You would be doing yourself and your dog a favor by having them stay with Amber. I had never left my furry one with anyone since we got him as a puppy as I have had enough kennel experiences with prior dogs. I found dogvacay on the internet when we had an occasion come up that I had to board my Collie, Comet (the wonderdog!). I immediately gravitated towards Amber and Max (what a nose!!) when looking for an appropriate host. Everything went smoothly - from the meet and greet to the stay. Amber is incredibly knowledgeable about dogs. She has an innate "feeling" for dogs. She understands them, is patient, and observant about their behavior. She "digs" them, and dogs (being very observant of the human race) "dig" her back. My texting was not working, but I still got email updates during Comet's stay. He was a happy guy when I picked him up from his stay. He went straight to his dog bed when we got home and slept for hours - GOOD DOG! Be sure that a stay with Amber, Shaun, and Max will be one less thing to be worried about when away from home - thanks guys - we will be seeing you again!
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My dog seemed to have enjoyed her stay. She had her own room, a nice big yard to run around in, plenty of toys, and enjoyed spending time with Amber's dog. She received her medication and got plenty of exercise. We have already booked another stay and are confident that our dog will be well cared for.
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Extremely nice person, took great care of my pup and my pup can be a handful! Highly recommended
Another great stay at Camp Amber for my Satchmoe. Amber is trustworthy, keeps me up to date and takes such good care of our pup. Satchmoe can't wait until we leave again!
Amber (and Max) were amazing with Sammie. Our Maltese hasn't been around very many dogs before, so we were apprehensive about leaving him with anyone. Amber made us feel extremely comfortable at the meet and greet and we didn't hesitate to have Sammie stay with her for three days. The photo each day also was a huge plus. Sammie did come home played out and tired, which was another plus because we came home just as tired. It was nice to have a day for us all to chill before the work week started again.
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The stay far exceeded my expectations. My dog was sick when I left him and Amber helped nurse him back to health, to include feeding him by hand! My dog is usually depressed while I'm away, but was active and playful with Amber once he was feeling better.
I've had my dog for seven years and this is the first time I've left him anywhere that he didn't fuss at me profusely when I picked him up; it was a clear indication of how much he enjoyed his time with Amber and his new friends.
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Again, Amber is tops when it comes to our pets' overnight care. She is great with communication, information, and follow up and takes such great care of them. There were no worries leaving my babies in her care.
Our labradoodle stayed with Amber for 8 nights in August and from what we can tell, she enjoyed her stay. Amber is GREAT with the furry ones. Before Sammie's (our labradoodle) stay, we visited with Amber twice. Sammie is a bit reserved so I was relieved when she took to Amber in short order. During her 8 night stay, Amber kept us posted with pictures and text messages, which was really great because we were all the way on the west coast.
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We couldn't have been happier with Maisie's stay at Amber's dog-friendly retreat. Amber was great at communicating with us - sending us updates and pictures of our 13 month old bundle of energy on a daily basis, which I in turn shared with my kids and husband. So we always knew what our pup was up to. Amber has a wonderful set-up with a big fenced-in yard and Maisie had someone to play with every day. Outings to the dog park were also included. Our pup was part of the pack and part of their family - something very valuable to us. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that Maisie was in the best hands she could be. Amber knows dogs very well and she is highly professional yet also extremely personable. Maisie will be a return guest, that's for sure.
Thank you, Amber, Shaun and Max
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Jenna had a wonderful vacation at Amber's house. Everything went well. It was nice to receive the pictures of Jenna playing with the other dogs and having fun. We will have Jenna stay with Amber the next time we travel.
I never wanted to go on vacation and leave my little girl (Dakota). I located DogVacay on line and met Amber. From start to finish this process has been very easy - from the meet and greet to the actual stay. She was wonderful. I never wondered how my girl was doing - she kept me updated with text messages and pictures. When I went to pick my dog up I could tell how happy she was. She loved being there and enjoyed herself which made me enjoy myself being away. I would recommend her to everyone she was absolutely wonderful!!!!! ~Karen
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If I could have given Amber more than 5 stars, I would have! She is amazing. My husband and I, and most importantly, our dog, Skipper, are fortunate to have found such a gem of a host on Dog Vacay! Amber was everything we could have wished for and more. She is extremely organized, beyond knowledgeable, and clearly loves being a host! When we came over for a Meet-n-Greet, she and her boyfriend, Shaun, welcomed us into their home and gave us a tour which made us feel comfortable and at ease. This was important to us since we were leaving our puppy for two weeks in their care while on vacation. While we were away, Amber sent us lots of photo updates and kept us in the loop the entire time. We also appreciated her honest responses which earned her some major points for being trustworthy. Without a doubt, Skipper was in great hands during his stay. He had a "pawsome" time filled with fun and some fantastic friends. In fact, he didn't want to leave! For Skipper, it was one vacay that he will never forget and one that will be hard to beat!
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Amber is amazing. Satchmoe had fun and was well taken care of. I felt at ease the entire vacation knowing my fur baby was in good hands.
Amber is so friendly, loving, and attentive to all of her furry clients! My 3-year old chocolate labrador was very well taken care of during her 8-day stay. Amber made sure that my dog was comfortable with all of the other dogs before I left her, and her attention to the needs of each pet was impeccable. The pictures and daily updates that were sent to me really kept me smiling while I was away. It is very apparent that Amber loves what she does and is passionate about the care of all animals. I highly recommend her and will definitely be contacting her for future reservations!
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Amber is outstanding, and we do not say this lightly. From our very first correspondence with Amber until the moment we picked our boys up from her home, we were sincerely impressed and pleased with her professionalism, communication, and genuine care for our fur babies. We travel quite a bit and over the years, had to work through trial and error of care providers due to not wanting to place our babies in a kennel. With Amber, we do not have to look anymore. Some of the most impressive parts of her care was the cleanliness of her environment, her organization, and her communication. While Amber takes care of babies of all breeds in her home, it does not appear this is the case, as I have seen with other providers. Her home is spotless yet suitable for rough and rugged doggy play - to include her massive back yard that my dogs thought was simply heaven. In addition, Amber's organization resulted in us having a very seamless meet and greet with her and her family, including her own fur baby, and being sure that we left her home with everything we arrived with - again, there have been many times we arrived home only to find we had another pet's blanket, bowl, or toy with our things, or we were missing our own. Not the case with Amber. She had everything ready and organized on pick up day and even sent us a note that morning as a kind reminder. Finally, her communication is impeccable. She made certain we were aware of all of the processes and she sent us routine pics of our babies to let us know they were okay. We simply cannot imagine going to anyone else for our overnight pet care needs and I am certain our babies cannot wait to return!
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Amber was great! She kept us posted and sent text messages with pictures of Chip during our vacation. Her rate is very reasonable. She has a great yard out back for the dogs to run around in. Amber took Chip on walks and to the dog park. Chip also had fun playing with the other dogs staying with Amber. It was easy to see Amber loves dogs. Our dog is pretty large - about 60 pounds - and she was very comfortable with him. She also brushed his hair (it is on the long side and gets easily matted). I did not expect this and was very happy to hear that. She also has a friend that does dog grooming for an additional fee if that is something ou are interested in. When we came back from vacation Chip was happy, very tired from playing with other dogs, and clean and groomed. I will definitely use Amber again.
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Our dogs had a wonderful time with Amber. We have one big dog and one small dog. Amber's dog Max is a cupcake. The other dogs staying with Amber for the weekend wore our big dog out bigtime. Her yard is fully fenced with plenty of shade. Our dogs came home and immediately passed out.
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We enjoyed using Amber. I was very comfortable leaving my dog with her- and my dog didn't want to leave her house, she was so comfortable there! Amber sent me lots of pictures and updates and was easy to get in touch with regarding pick up and drop off times. Looking forward to using her again!
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It's a good day to be a dog, when they are staying at Amber's place! The physical property is very dog-friendly, good yard with secure fencing, and Amber knows what she's doing around the pups, and it shows. She was so attentive listening to me, and observing my 1 yr old puppy girl, and really made it so much fun for all dogs in house, and sent me text updates regularly, letting me know all the fun that was being had.
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Our dog absolutely loves his vacations at It's A Dog's Life! When he has gone to the kennel in the past, he has been anxious and nervous, to the point of pulling away from us when we are trying to get him in, and he would come home still a nervous wreck and exhausted from anxiety Now, when we bring him to Amber, he RUNS to her and greets her like a long lost friend! When he comes home he is relaxed and rested, but tuckered out from all of the fun he has had. Given his past experiences, it was a welcome perk to have pictures sent to us of him having fun with Max! After his first stay we were convinced that he would only go there in the future. Within weeks, he was back with his friends Max and Amber. When she brought him home to us, we were able to see in our yard just what good buddies he has become with Max. Since Amber is a vet tech, she is able to provide nail clipping and other routine services so that we don't need to make a special trip to the vet or groomer. Her professional experience makes us that much more comfortable leaving our dog with her; we know that if in the unlikely event something happens to him, she will know what to do and get the help that he may need. Hopefully our dogs will meet at It's A Dog's Life soon!
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