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Sandra D.

87 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Sandra's Resident Pets

NEGRA
Shih Tzu
Female
8 yr 5 mo old
Koky
Pekingese
Male
12 yr 5 mo old

Sandra's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Sandra

17 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
It's Vacation Time!!!
I like to think that my family and I don't offer just a boarding service, but a vacation time to our furry friend. If we go on vacation they can too!!
I am a pet lover, I like them all in color, shapes and personalities. My babies are Negra (9 years old ShihTzu) and Koky (12 years old Pekinese). My home has a very safe enviroment for any type of doggy. I have front and back space and it is all gated. Doggies are allow inside and out of the house depending on the weather and how well trained they are. The back yard has artificial grass. I found its very easy to maintain and less messy when it rains for the pups and the house. If your pup doesn't like it, We will walk him/her around the neighborhood, no problem. Every vacation includes unlimited play time. Notice that if your pup is territorial or simply used to go inside the house, I will put doggy diapers on. This way they can still be loose around the house and create no damage.
Also if your pup stays for an extended period of time he/she will receive a bath together with my babies.
Transportation is also available 24/7.
Drop off as early as 7:00am
Pick up as late as 8:00pm
Please see my pictures for more info, they are all REAL guest, not pictures from the internet.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sandra D.

87 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 7, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sandra's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Sandra's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Grooming
$35 /min
$55 /max
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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87 Reviews
Sandra is very loving, detailed and responsible!
Amazing!!!!
She was all around amazing and loving to my baby!!
This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we had an excellent experience with Sandra D. She was very nice and sent us pictures everyday, which brought us a lot of comfort. In our absence, we felt our pet was being well cared for and we will definitely return in the future.
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Mary enjoyed her time with Sandra. We will have Sandra in mind during our next trip.
We are glad we picked Sandra to take care of Milo. During our absence she sent us pictures of him and told us how he was doing everyday. Upon our return, we could tell he was well taken care of and how gentle Sandra is with her guests.
Sandra was wonderful with our four shitzus! She sent us photos everyday and it was clear they were having a great time. We highly recommend her, and will definitely use her again!
What a great experience! First time Our family has tried this service and my family and I are beyond satisfied with how well taken care our Dog was. All of my future travels I rest assured that with Sandra, Rocky is in excellent care!!!!!
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She is so nice and great person. I definitely reccomend her. You can trust her. Also she sent me photos and videos every day. I am happy to choose her.
Sandra was great. She sent us photos and videos every day. We saw that our dog was happy with her. We recommend her services. Thank you Sandra!!!! We will repeat.
Everything was good
Sandra took care of our 8 month old Goldendoodle for 3 nights and he was happy and healthy during his stay. She kept us updated with pictures and we were happy he had another dog just like himself to play with that particular weekend. We will definitely book again for our next vacation.
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Awesome.. She is fantastic.. Would definitely be using her again.
Sandra did an amazing job. She kept us informed and close to our puppy with updates and pictures. I recommend Sandra for any time you need a vacation. Thank you Sandra...
My NegriJR went to his Doggy Camp vacations again... He really enjoyed been with Sandra.
Very nice, NegriJR loved his stay with Sandra
I am so glad that I chose Sandra to look after our 11 weeks old Golden Retriever puppy. She took very good care of our baby.. It was like leaving her with a family member. Sandra is an outstanding pet lover.. she had no issues in taking care of our puppy Zoia even though she was not perfect with her potty training. Sandra used to constantly send pictures and updates about our puppy. I will be definitely taking my puppy back to her for any other vacation in the future. I highly recommend Sandra for your pet's vacation. Thank you Sandra!
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I couldn't say enough great things about Sandra. It's just like having family or a friend watch after your pup. The pictures and videos are a happy bonus. We will never use anyone else!
Sandra is definetly recommended. She accepted my reservation on the next to last day, very fast response. She took care of my senior baby girl who has separation anxiety. She keep me informed posting photos all the time, when I picked my baby up she looked happy and well cared. I am a very happy customer :)
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Rambo loves Sandra! She does such a great job
Just amazing. Definitely taking my dog back for any other vacation.daily updates, pictures and videos.
Great and reliable. I'd definitely use her again!
Sandra was fantastic with my Goldendoodle. She sent frequent updates and I trusted my pup was in good hands the entire time!
We had a great experience leaving our baby, Mia, with Sandra. She was supper nice, sent us many photos & videos of Mia playing and enjoying her stay. I highly recommend Sandra & family for dog boarding. Gracias Sandra!
Sandra was great and I'm really thankful I chose her... First time I ever left my pit bull and yorkie. They looked like they enjoyed themselves!
My dog had a great time and was well cared for
Excellent! We will see Sandra again.
Sandra was amazing! She kept such good care of our puppy, and kept us updated all the time. 100% recommended, I know for sure we'll be working with her again. Thank you Sandra you were the best!
Sandra was amazing!! My French Bulldog Daisy had a great time staying with Sandra!!! I was very happy with the care she gave Daisy and I was able to relax while on vacation and not worry about my Fur Baby! I will be using Sandra the next time I go out of town!!!
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Negri definitely love his stay!!! He loves Sandra and relatives!! Thank you so much, see you soon...
It was our first time leaving Riley with someone other than our family. I was a little bit nervous but Sandra reassure me that he was in good hands.She sent me massages and pictures often so I was happy to know that he was OK and that he was having a good time with the other guests. I definitely will recommend her and Riley will be coming back.
Thank you Sandra
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Sandra did a great job with Floyd! Thanks again!
This is the first time that I left Pipa with someone that I didn't know.
Sandra was great with her. (and with me)

Pipa and I went to met Sandra before and Sandra was very kind.

Sandra sent me pictures, video. I was able to relax during my trip knowing that Pipa was ok.

Now I know that when I have to leave Pipa she will be in a good hands
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She is simply amazing. Zero got attached to her and she sent us pictures just like how she said she was. I recommend her to everyone and i will be booking her again. Thank you Sandra you are amazing.
Another great weekend with Sandra... our Corgi Sam was very happy. Cheers!
I needed a last minute sitter and Sandra came through. Grayson loved it and was well taken care off. Def recommend !
We felt confident leaving our Golden Doodle with Sandra, and her family. She had a calm rapport with him right away. We were kept updated with videos and pictures all through the week.The house was clean and well set-up for dogs to know where to do their business. Our dog and her two small dogs were comfortably accommodated in their house without need for crates or cages. Our dog seemed really comfortable with her when we returned. We would recommend this Dog Vacay strongly.
5 stars !!!
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Great sitter! Very professional and lots of pictures. Highly recommended!
Sandra was a wonderful host to our dog, Boom. We warned her in advance that Boom, a rescue, has some behavioral issues and can be noisy and even aggressive to people he doesn't know. Well, Sandra worked her magic on him because he was sweet and nice to her and her whole family. We loved the pictures she sent us of him sitting on their laps and sleeping at their feet. We felt totally safe and happy with the fact that our little buddy was in a caring and safe environment. Sandra was very accommodating to all our needs and requests. We couldn't have asked for a better dog sitter!
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Second time our dog Boogie stays with Sandra and everything was perfect once again, we had a very nice trip knowing that he was happy and well cared! Thank you Sandra!
Sandra agreed to take in my dog with less than 48 hours notice when I had to take a last minute trip.
Sandra had her two small dogs and 2 other "vacationing" dogs there when we arrived. Sandra told me how she introduces the dogs to each other one by one. There were no problems with the first three introductions. Unfortunately, the second visiting dog got vicious and attacked my dog. Once the dogs were separated the other dog kept growling, lunging and snapping like it couldn't stand my dog. My dog was twice the size of the other dog but is a lover not a fighter, so after that she was very nervous and wanted to leave.
This was a shock to me because this type of scenario was not something that came to my mind as a possibility when I chose to try DogVacay. I began weighing my different options about whether I could allow my dog to stay. I observed Sandra and her family to see if I could trust how they handled the situation. She was very surprised at the attack, but managed to keep her cool and get the dogs separated. Then she worked to calm the other visiting dog that had gotten worked up. We worked to console my dog while she told me that she will keep them separate the whole weekend with her doggie gates she has in the house. Her plan made sense to me and I realized that the same thing could have happened at a kennel. Sandra sent me many pictures and videos over the course of the weekend and let me know about my dog's eating and bathroom habits. Sandra is a pro!
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Sandra was very flexible, responsive and offered the kind of attention my dog needed. Her family is always around to keep the pooches company and, she is super organized. I was able to enjoy my time away because I felt sure my Dante was being cared for. She sent me pictures all the time and answered my messages within minutes. I will be bringing Dante to Sandra again for sure!
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Our doggies have stayed with Sandra a few times now and we love her! I don't need to worry about whether they are well taken care of or having fun because I can see it in the pictures and videos she sends. She even brushed their hair so they came home looking better than when we had dropped them off! And most importantly, my dogs get excited when they see her, which is basically the best review of all. We'll definitely be using Sandra again in the near future.
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Sandra was more than great, as always! It's clear she take good care of the pups!
I'm so grateful we found Sandra (or maybe it was the other way around!). We were able to travel on holiday and be comfortable that our Molly was safe, happy and well cared for the whole time. Happy we are!!!
Sandra and her family were awesome!! They treated our dog Boogie just like we do, like he was part of the family!! We had photos and videos updates every day!! Thanks to them we had a perfect trip knowing that our dog was happy. All I have to say is thank you very much Sandra and we will definitely be back!
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When I leave my dog with Sandra I am always sure she is taking good care of him. Get lots of pics and he looks super happy!
Every time Nibbles stays with Sandra she never wants to leave. Sandra is very flexible with time. I was in a bind and Sandra was available to watch Nibbles with only 1 day notice. Sandra is really amazing with her and although Nibbles can be very playful she still takes her out a few times a day just so she can run and play. This time Nibbles was mischievous made a big mess and Sandra was patient and brushed it off which was really relieving. I will always leave Nibbles with Sandra when I need a sitter. I also have recommended Sandra to friends and family. She is the best.
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I got updates and communications very frequently. I am downgrading Sandra's review for a few reasons. First, Sandra was in school the majority of the time it seems. Her parents assisted watching Bradley. While I appreciate this, I do not appreciate being told that we need to switch his food because he doesn't like it upon pick up, learning in the process that he wasn't fed his food the vast majority of the time. This was not mentioned to me while he was gone at any point, and all of our food is very carefully selected for him. Hopefully he doesn't get sick. Changing of the food, and NOT consulting us first is a pretty big deal. I don't mind as much that Sandra has school and got help, because I do appreciate Bradley always having some company, but for these reasons, I downgraded this review.
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Sandra made my last minute request so easy and she's very flexible. She's very sweet and treat me like a family. My pups are comfortable and happy staying with her, they were so tired when I pick them up that tell me that had a great time at her place with lot of playing. I will put my pups there again whenever I'm in Miami.
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Sandra was awesome. My dog was so happy when I got there. You could see he had fun. Buddy is looking forward to his next night out very soon :)
Sandra was great. She obviously loves all dogs, as I do, and it was good to know they got the same treatment I would have given them. Even better! I leave my 2 little chihuahuas at home while I work, but at Sandra's there was always someone there. Her father is very involved as well, and puts you right at ease.
One of them, Hopper, has a very picky appetite. Sandra and her father were very understanding, and took the steps we take at home to get him to eat. She even sent pictures and video of his first meal! And every day after.

A great experience for the first time leaving town without them. We'll be calling next time for sure, without a doubt.
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Penelope had an amazing experience at Sandra's with her furry babies and others. She took such great care of her and she met new friends. Everyday Sandra would send me photos and videos of Penelope's daily activities and it made me feel so good to know that she was well taken care of and happy.
Thank you and would recommend and use again.

Maria ( a recent Dog Vacay user)
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Sandra did an awesome job with my puppy. This was the first time I have lefty puppy with anyone other than my sister who has cared for him since I brought him home and was very nervous about leaving him alone for a week. Sandra sent me photos and videos each day and made me feel at ease. My puppy was well taken care of and seemed to really like Sandra. She is a great option for anyone who desires for someone to care for their Dog as much as they do.
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Sandra was excellent! She was so accommodating, especially since I asked her to take care of my baby the day before! Amazingly sweet with my baby and took the time to listen and learn all about him before I left. Would definitely use her again. Thank you Sandra!
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This was our second time using Sandra! She is professional and clearly cares for the dogs. We would use her again in a heartbeat!
Excelente! Muy responsable y profesional. En todo momento estuvimos informados sobre nuestro perrito con fotos y videos. 100% recomendada!
What an amazing 1st time experience. Sandra was absolutely wonderful with Nibbles. She can really be a handful at times but she made sure she had a great time. She updated almost daily with pictures and videos of all the fun she was having. If you're wondering who you should leave your pup with and our skeptical cause you want to be sure they're in good hands. Then DEFINITELY pick Sandra. She was absolutely wonderful.
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Sandra watched my pooch for 2 weeks while I was out of the country and I felt assured he was in great hands! She always kept me updated like usual and i was able to enjoy my trip knowing my dog was safe and happy. I highly recommend Sandra and would of course have her watch my dog again!
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Sandra couldn't have been any more fabulous with our dog Maggie! It was our first time using a sitter other than family and we couldn't have been more pleased. Sandra made us feel comfortable from the time we dropped Maggie off to when we picked her up. Our dog, typically slow to warm up to strangers, took to her immediately and her two pups were mellow and sweet. Sandra sent video and pictures of Maggie throughout her stay that kept us sure she was having a having fun and adjusting quickly. We'd use Sandra again in a heartbeat!! Thanks, Sandra!
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Louie was so happy after staying with Sandra and her pups that we wondered if he wanted to go back to our place! She did a great job letting us know about our puppy, sending videos and pictures of him almost every day. I highly recommend Sandra to everyone, specially small dogs that might be afraid of bigger ones (Louie's case).
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I left my dog with Sandra for a few days while out of the state and I was more than happy/impressed. I arranged a meet and greet prior and Sandra's home /family made me confident to leave my pooch with her. My dog is like my child but I was always at ease as Sandra would send plenty of pics of my dog having a great time! I highly highly recommend her!
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Sandra was very timely and accommodating for our 2 pups. I would definitely reach out to her again the next time we stay in the Miami area.
I am super pleased with this whole experience and with Sandra. She is very loving and took great care of my dog. She sent pictures of him every day and I could tell he was having a great time!! Would definitely recommend Sandra to others.
Sandra was AMAZING! from day 1 she kept me updated with pictures and videos of my babies!!.
It is actually the first time that im on vacation and not worry about my manolo and matilda.. i knew they were in good hands and having a BLAST!

Thank you once again sandra!!

PD: Im totally leaving my dogs with you again!!
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Sandra is simply amazing! Loki has stayed 3 times with her and he comes back as the happiest pup! Definitely recommend her for everyone.
Sandra was excellent with Marley, she was really caring about him, considering he was a puppy still in potty training, she was aware of giving the vitamins everyday and patient on everything I recommended her. Thank You Sandra. WE loved how you took care of our Marley!!!
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Another great stay for Sam! Sam loves the house and the company, and Sandra's communication is excellent, always sending updates and photos.
Sandra was amazing with our 2 dogs Murfy (who is blind) and Sadie. She is a big dog lover, and treated ours as her own. Her home is a secure, warm and loving environment and our dogs were clearly very happy with her. We will be back!!
Our two dogs spent a lovely weekend with Sandra and her family. She was great with them and had two sweet older dogs who were very mellow but didn't mind having a rambunctious puppy around. We had to drop them off very early and pick them up very late and she was extremely accommodating on both counts. Best of all, she kept us updated with photos and videos so we knew they were having a good time! Would definitely send my pups to Sandra's again.
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I am really satisfied with Sandra she is very kind and sent me photos of Tutti every day.
Sandra is a very good Dogvacay hostess. She always sends picture updates of Valentino. He really enjoys staying with her and her 2 other doggies.
I recently left my 6 month puppy with Sandra for three days and I don't have anything but positive remarks to share with you all. I was constantly receiving pictures from my little guy. I would highly recommend Sandra to all those looking for a dog sitter!
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Sandra was great accommodating our last minute reservation when our plans changed. My flight coming back got delayed and again, Sandra was wonderful in working with me. She sent me a couple videos while I was away and was very responsive when I checked in.
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Sam was very happy to spend a few days with Sandra, we are all very pleased.
Sandra was an amazing host to our little guy, Simba. She is extremely responsive and was able to accommodate our last minute request as we were visiting Miami from out of town. Her place and her dogs are nice and kept cleanly. Our puppy had a great time with Sandra and her family and came back calm and slept most of the way home!

Thank you Sandra! Appreciated your care for Simba while we were away.
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Sandra was very nice, sent us pictures daily, and took great care of the dogs. She showered them before we picked them up and was a great hose
Sandra is very nice and professional. I feel very comfortable leaving our doggy with her. She sends lots of pictures during the stay. He seems to enjoy his Dogvacy!! I highly recommend Sandra!
Sandra and her family were wonderful hosts to Marina this past weekend! Marina cannot wait to see them again next week :)
Amazing service. Photos of my munchkins provided throughout the day. Highly recommend. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I absolutely adore Sandra and her father. Taking wonderful care of my 2 girls. So much so that I extended their stay. My girls are having a wonderful time with their 2 new friends. Thank you so much Sandra.
Sandra took excellent care of our Westie. Coconut adjusted well and was walked more often than she is at home! Sandra is also close to MIA for those of us south. Highly recommend.
Sam had a great weekend with Sandra and her resident pet Negra. We got several updates via email and messaging, with pictures and video, we could see Sam having a good time. Cheers!
Bigoti, my mini schnauzer, and I would highly recommend Sandra!!!! She has a lovely home and a friendly shih tzu. I received a plethora of daily pics and video of him playing and going on long walks. Sandra truly cares to offer a happy and safe environment for her doggie guests. Bigoti will definitely be back for a second visit ;) thank you Sandra!!!!!!
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Sandra was a great host for Spike and Bean. We received many pictures and updates. For sure they enjoyed their stay! Thank you Sandra!!
I let Sandra take care of my baby Brownie while I was on the cruise for 3 days. It is the first time I ever let my dog spending nights with someone else. I have to say I am pretty satisfied with the amount of effort she put in looking after her. She took pics and vids and even trimmed my pup's nails. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who wants their doggy to be loved and well taken care of while they are gone.
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