Ivy's Playground

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Raquel R.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • 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

Raquel's Resident Pets

Ivy Leigh
3 yr 0 mo old

Raquel's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Raquel

2 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello my name is Raquel and I'm a certified dog lover. I always had dogs growing up and in Aug. 2014 my husband, Kent, and I rescued a cute dachshund/bichon mix called Ivy Leigh. We would love to have your furry loved ones stay with us, Ivy Leigh especially. She's very social and just loves having four-legged company! She's always looking for a playmate.

I mostly work from home so your dog will receive lots of attention during the day. We have a huge fenced-in backyard where they can run around and play supervised. We go out in the backyard about 4 times a day and then for one long walk around our neighborhood a day.

As dog owners who love to travel, we know the importance of having a pet sitter you can trust. Knowing your pet is safe and also enjoying themselves when you're on vacation is priceless. We'll make sure to send fun pics and videos!

Please schedule a meet and greet.

**All pets in our care must have up to date shots, be on tick and flea medication, be spayed/ neutered and house trained.
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Can administer oral medicine

Raquel R.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Raquel's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Raquel's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
16 Reviews
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One of the biggest advantages of Ivy's Playground is a huge perfectly fenced backyard where Ivy and her guest playmates can play a lot and run around in the grass!

Raquel works from home and prefers to host only one pup at a time, so you can be sure that your dog has tons of attention. Ivy is a very social pup - she's friendly and playful so that your pup is guaranteed to get tired and sleep well each night!
Raquel was great! Furbs seemed to have a great time hanging out with Ivy and he returned to us happy and very tired! Raquel posted many pictures and video, which was really fun, and responded quickly... she did a great job, thanks Raquel!
I'm very protective with my dog. I worked long hours, so i want to have a piece of mind once i leave my puppy to the dog sitter. I was very happy with Raquel, she keep me updated and most especially i know my dog is safe.
Thanks Raquel and Yvy for helping Max feel comfortable and secure in your home. As this was his first time staying away from home and he is on the shy side. We'll definitely would love to book you again!
Carlie had a wnderful time, she and Raquel's dog Ivy Leigh were so compatible at the meet and greet. Raquel kept me informed of how Carlie was doing via daily photos, videos, and captions. Carlie and Ivy were the stars of playful interactions.

The backyard is fully fenced. The house has plenty of play space and is airconditioned. Most all Raquel is a very calm and thoughtful young woman with a deep love of animals. I felt completely secure in leaving my beloved pup in her care. I hope to have Carlie go there for occasional daycare and future vacations.
5 stars-- I'll never board my dog again at a conventional kennel!!! Raquel did such an amazing job with my dog Teddy for the week I think he was sad to leave! She sent me videos and pictures and was super flexible on drop-off and pick-up. Her yard is GORGEOUS and so nice that her dog Ivy is there as a play-mate. I highly recommend and totally felt comfortable leaving little Teddy with her.
A terrific sitter we can be confident of and comfortably leave our dog with; not something I would say about everyone. Thank you, Raquel !
Raquel and Ivy Leigh were the perfect hosts for Daisy. She really enjoyed having all the attention.
Raquel and Ivy were amazing daycare hosts for my Morkie Buddy. Every day I brought Buddy over he would be so excited to see them and the pictures and videos Raquel sent throughout his stay made me feel so good knowing Buddy was having a blast!!!! I would recommend Raquel to everyone!!!
Raquel was great! Very flexible and responsive, really cares for and seems to enjoy dogs of all kinds. Furbee came back happy and very tired, probably from all the activity in the yard and playing with the Ivy, who is very friendly and patient with other dogs.
Raquel was great. She sent daily photos or videos and it was clear that Carmencita was very happy. There is a big, fenced yard to play in and my dog had fun with Raquel's dog, Ivy. Will definitely book with Raquel again.
Racquel was great. She accepted my last minute request and kept me updated regularly with photos and texts throughout my dog's first daycare stay with her. Her dog, Ivy, is very friendly & their backyard is fabulous. I will definitely bring my dog back to Racquel's!
My dog had the best experience with Raquel! She provided the cutest pics and videos while I was away and my dog looked so happy. This vacay was definitely a great experience and I highly recommend Raquel. She was also very patient and understanding when our flight was delayed so that was a big plus. I know Charly is looking forward to his next vacay with Raquel. Thanks so much!
Charly enjoyed his daycare with Raquel so much that he came home totally exhausted! So glad I found Raquel and she sent the cutest video too!
Raquel is wonderful! She sent a bunch of pictures and videos to me during Baxter's stay, which I loved. I think Baxter had a great time. I'd love to use Raquel again in the future and hope she's available next time I need to have Baxter go to daycare or be boarded!
Raquel, Kent and Ivy were terrific to Dev, and they've a great backyard to run around in. I think my dog's a little bit depressed to be back home with me!
Samba had a great time staying with Raquel and Kent. They were very very attentive sending pics and videos. Would be happy to leave her there again. Thanks!
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