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Dee & Pat B.

33 Reviews
17 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 Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Bloodhound, Caucasian Ovcharka, Chihuahua, Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, Leonberger, Mastiff, Newfoundland, St. Bernard

Dee & Pat's House

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

About Dee & Pat

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello there! Are you looking for an alternative to kenneling? Well, look no further, you've come to the right place.

We have raised our own dogs and have cared for others for over 20 years. Our home, in the East Oakmont area of Plum Borough (Verona is mailing address), sits on 1/2 acre of land in which half of that is fenced in, so there is plenty of outdoor space for your dog/s to safely run and explore. Your dog/s will receive the optimum amount of exercise which will coincide with their age/health. This includes walks, as much playtime as they desire and snack times, all of which are inclusive in one low price/dog/day. And lots of belly rubs!

Being former dog owners ourselves, we can appreciate how difficult it can be to leave your precious pets with others. You as pet owners deserve peace of mind when separated. That is why we strive to make your dog/s' stay with us as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible. They're gonna love it here! Check out the photos of some of our doggie guests.

So come on over for the recommended "Meet N Greet" and see for yourself, you'll be glad you did.


Because this is a home environment and the safety and comfort of our dog guests are our top priorities, we will not accommodate dogs that are not housebroken; dogs with aggressive, destructive or neurotic behaviors; dogs that bark excessively. Every dog must be spayed/neutered.....and each dog should possess some rudimentary training.

All dogs must be protected against fleas and ticks.

We ask that you bring with you to the Meet 'N Greet your dog/s' most recent vaccination records.

* Discount for multiple dog families - only $25/day for each additional dog.

** Please state your requested drop-off and pick-up times when making your reservation. Each guest is charged for the day of arrival regardless of the arrival time.

($3/hr up to 4 hrs past checkout time; over 4 hrs the full daycare rate ($25) will apply; over 8 hours the overnight boarding rate will apply.)

***Stays that include any of the following dates will be priced at the holiday rate of $38/day ($30/day for ea additional dog):
April 14 - 17; May 26 - 30; June 30 - July 4; Sept 1 - 4;
Nov. 22 - 26; Dec. 22 - Jan 1

****Drop-off and pick-up times (with a little wiggle room ):
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Mon - Fri.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat - Sun

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Dee & Pat B.

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


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dee & Pat's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 2 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 will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Dee & Pat's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
33 Reviews
Dee and Pat are wonderful!!
We had our 2 dogs stay overnight with Dee and Pat. I am new to the area and was eager to find some reliable, caring and kind help. They were awesome. Dee is very knowledgeable about a dog's care. I felt very confident leaving them in their hands. They have a wonderful, inviting home that is very comfortable for dogs. And the best part is a fully fenced, huge back yard. I don't think my pups wanted to go home after that spoiling! They are great and I highly recommend them. I am booking again for sure!
Dee & Pat- We can always count on you and know that Barbie is in good hands. She really loves you both, your house and your beautiful yard. Thanks again & thank you for ALL the GREAT photos! You are the best!
First time we left our dog with other than a family member - she did great! Dee and Pat treated her like family so she had a great weekend - would definitely send her there again. Thanks to Dee and Pat for taking such wonderful care of our Nittany!!
i liked dee very much. she was very knowledgeable about dogs and their behaviors, and she has a calm demeanor. she was very good about texting me and sending pics of riley a few times a day . he was walked twice a day and had a huge fenced yard with a baby pool to play in. i would recommend this couple as reliable pet sitters that has your dog,s best intrests at heart. they love dogs.
My miniature schnauzer loved the large backyard Dee and Pat had. I rcvd update pictures a few times a day so I was reassured Jack was enjoying himself. During his stay there was a thunder storm and Dee was nice enough to make him a thunder shirt to relax him. I would have Dee & Pat watch my dog anytime I'm back in the Pittsburg area.
Dee was fantastic! We had to contact her about our puppy's stay on short notice and they responded and made time for her to come over. They sent photo's off all the fun she was having and kept her very entertained. Thanks!
Dee & Pat were great! Dee, especially, provided loving care to Daisy while we were away! I am so very glad we found them and look forward to sending Daisy to them the next time we vacation! Daisy told me she had a wonderful time!
As always, Roxie had a great time! Dee and Pat are wonderful people who love animals. The care they provide makes it easier to leave your furry friend behind when you need to go away for a few days. Roxie loves their large back yard and especially the attention given to her during playtime!
We highly recommend them both and will continue to be a repeat customer.
Faye and Bob Nickel
Excellent Our girl Abbigail loves Dee she runs to her as soon as I drop here off. Dee is an excellent and takes wonderful care our Abby I highly recommend them. Harry Libengood
My little Gordon had a wonderful vacation at Dee and Pat's house while we where away on are dream trip in Ireland!! We received multiple emails daily telling the tale of Gordon's daily adventures and had pictures to go right along with it. The email and pictures really put this worried dog mamma at ease with leaving her baby girl for the first time, as I could see her going about her daily activities and looking very happy. Video's also came and were a nice touch to see my girl in action playing with new friends.

She came home tired and healthy from her excursion. Though I am sure she was happy to see her family, I am confident she will be glad to to go on another vacation with Dee and Pat in the near future! Thank you so much!
Dee is a dog lover. It's obvious the second you meet her - she welcomes you (and your dog) into her home with open arms. You feel like you've known her for years!
My girlfriend and I are both overprotective of our Basset Hound Barbie, and carefully selected Dee over dozens of other profiles. She took extra time to show us her beautiful home and yard, and ensured we were comfortable. She is a true doggie professional! We highly recommend Dee and Pat and will be using them whenever we go away.
Penny had a great time with Pat and Dee and the other 4 legged guests !!!
Penny had a great visit !! I highly recommend Dee and Pat !!!
Dee is amazing and the best to work with! Being new to the area and hesitant on leaving our dog with anyone besides family members Dee made our weekend dogie worry free. She is organized, professional and timely in all communications. The interaction throughout the weekend through text messages kept us from feeling isolated from our dog and provided as sense of involvement. I recommend Dee to anyone who is hesitant on using the services of DogVacay.
Dee & Pat made our first experience with DogVacay very positive. They are good communicators and experienced dog caregivers. They have a large, secure, fenced-in yard, which was ideal for our two setters. The thing we appreciated most was the supervision they gave our dogs. They seemed to be present, side-by-side with our dogs most of the time. We highly recommend them!
Great folks. We were confident our dog was being well cared for and safe. Especially like the text/photo updates.
Our dog Rose has now stayed with Dee & Pat several times, and she clearly feels right at home when she arrives. It makes it easy to go away for the weekend without worrying or feeling guilty. We came back a little early from our weekend away and we appreciated that we were able to pick her up early without a problem.
i brought bella today for 2 hours to start,i picked her up she was happy,i think dee has a soothing voice,bella has alittle aggression and doesn't take to people well,i think her and dee will get along when bella comes around,leave your dog with dee,you will be happy to know your pet is safe and happy.thanks dee
We enjoyed a long weekend away, and Rose enjoyed another stay with Dee & Pat. This was the fourth time she's been there and she gets more comfortable with each stay. When we arrived, she ran right into the house and made herself at home. As usual, Dee kept us updated throughout the weekend.
Rose had another great stay with Dee and Pat. (Her third visit - this time for a full week.) All went well, and Dee did a great job of keeping us updated on what was Rose was doing.
We give "It's a Hound's Haven" a Pawsome five star rating!

Oreo had a great time at "It's a Hound Haven!" Dee was very welcoming and let us stay a few minutes as Oreo got acclimated to her yard and house.
Oreo usually eats very little when he is not with us-- but Dee guaranteed that he would eat heartily during his overnight stay because she had cooked some chicken especially for him to sprinkle on his food. How sweet is that?

She sent us frequent updates and photos to put us a ease.

Thanks Dee! We are so glad we found a special place for Oreo to stay when we visit family in Pittsburgh.
Dee and Pat were great!!! We received pics and messages everyday. We will use them again if needed. Pups were happy and healthy when we went to pick them up. A+++++
Rose stayed with Dee and Pat over a long stormy weekend in late June. Rose doesn't like thunderstorms - so I know it was a difficult weekend for both her and her hosts. But Dee worked hard to keep her calm and comfortable, and she kept us up-to-date with regular updates on how Rose was doing.
I think Penny loved her stay at Dee and Pat's. I don't think she wanted to leave ! We received a number of text messages with pictures from Dee while we were away showing us what Penny was up to and how much fun she was having. I would highly recommend Dee and Pat for your pup
I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was with Dee and Pat. If Nittany could share she would say she had the BEST time.
It was so relaxing to know that while we were away, Nittany was being loved, and was cozy. Dee is the biggest animal lover and takes on her guests as if they were her own. Nittany came back home happy and healthy and not exhausted like she would be when we had to take her to a kennel.
Thank you Dee and Pat for a relaxing vacation for both Nittany and us!
Our pride and joy has stayed with Dee on a couple of prior occasions with excellent results. We were in a tight spot recently when an unexpected health concern arose in which our dog needed consistent supervision that we could not easily provide due to work commitments. Dee did not hesitate to accept him at the last minute after we explained his "special needs" and we did not think twice about putting our faith in her to watch our boy. She sent updates and pics throughout the day knowing we would want frequent updates. Rest assured your dog will be in exceptional hands with Dee and Pat.
Dee and Pat were WONDERFUL with my high energy Sheltie. I received lots of pictures from them while I was gone and could see she was in good hands. I was actually worried she wouldn't want to come with me because she was having such a great time. I will definitely use them again and highly recommend them if you need a great place for your dog to have a great vacay.
Our dog Mars stayed with Dee and Pat for 5 days in mid-Oct 2013. Dee was very willing to accommodate our schedules for a meet and greet and even provided me with a daycare day prior to the vacation to put my mind at ease. We consistently received pictures and updates throughout the trip and she was extraordinarily accommodating by letting us tack on an extra day to our vacation at the last minute. Dee was simply wonderful with Mars and is very knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior. Her fenced in yard is superb and Mars had no difficulty during drop off/pick up and seamlessly went back to his routine the minute we got home (no "boarding trauma") thanks to him being in a home environment. Thanks Dee and Pat! Mars will see you again soon!
Dee and Pat were wonderful, we received updates and pictures periodicly and never had any worries. I will and have recommend them to all of our friends.
Our dog, Rose, had a good weekend with Dee & Pat. We had a meet & greet a couple of weeks before we went away, and Dee did a great job of showing us how she cares for her doggy guests. Rose seemed tired but happy when we picked her up after her two day stay. It was clear she had lots of fun playing with her two canine housemates. While we were away, Dee sent us pictures and reassuring updates.
Dee was very friendly and spent extra time and attention with our three little ones. We ended up only boarding two of three with her, but they seemed very comfortable and happy. We loved that she has a huge fenced in yard for the dogs to run and play.
We had a last minute request because our previous "Dog Sitter" had to cancel. Dee was super accommodating and made us feel better about having to leave our dogs behind... We received pictures and updates during our trip so we knew they were having fun and being well taken care of! When we decided to stay an extra day it was comforting to know that they were having their own "vacation" :-) We will definitely use Dee in the future!
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