Just for Dogs Retreat on Black Mtn

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Chris H.

38 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Chris's Resident Pets

American Eskimo Dog
9 yr 0 mo old
Ellie - cat
2 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Chris's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Chris

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My dog Willie is always looking to make new friends and so am I. My name is Chris and I have been an animal lover my entire life. So much so that over the last 25 years I have: trained and shown dogs in obedience trials, worked in veterinary offices as a vet assistant and kennel support, worked at an organization that rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to be service dogs, and I have fostered many homeless dogs while they were waiting for their forever homes.

My home is a haven in the mountains (Conifer) with a nice-sized yard and a 6 foot fence. I have a home-based business which allows me the ability to work at home AND keep an eye on any visiting pups. I am also able to offer the convenience of your picking up and dropping off your dog on Saturdays and Sundays. Another service I'm happy to provide is daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

Currently, my only dog is Willie so there's PLENTY of room for new friends to stay and play.

FYI - There are also a couple of cats in the house, so your dog must be cat-friendly.

I look forward to meeting you and your furry friend!

Location: Conifer, CO (Black Mountain)
Services: Dog boarding in my home
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Chris H.

38 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Chris's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Chris's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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38 Reviews
Everything went very smooth from making the reservation to pick up. Chris was very accommodating to our dogs and us.
Chris is wonderful. Cloey was well cared for and had a great time playing!
Fin, our lab/husky mix is always glad to be at Chris' home!
Chris was fantastic. Not only is she close to our home, but she is a very nice person who we felt completely comfortable leaving our dog with. She went as far as to send daily updates and pictures of our pup. We will definitely be using her again and are grateful for her help!
Chris is a great match for our family dog. He is used to hanging out in the living room with the family. When staying with Chris, he can relax and be comfortable inside someone's home. He is always happy to arrive and happy to come home.
Chris is an incredibly loving and caring individual - loving both dogs AND people. You can just tell how much she cares. We were very happy for our wheaten terrier to stay with Chris.
Rory was well taken care of and we got great photos!
things went very well, I have never boarded a pet before Chris made us feel comfortable leaving our girl with her. Will do again if necessary.
As a first time user Chris with of DogVacay we were all very happy not having to put our dog in the local kennel. Since our dog does not get along well with others she was able to care for him in our own home. She sent us photos and videos daily and he always looked happy. We are looking forward to our next trip using Chris to take care of our dog.
I'm sending a high 5 to Chris for doing such a great job taking care of my dog's while I was vacationing. These two dog's are used to being in the house with me on their pillows most of the time so it sure was nice to get pictures of them daily doing just that. I also liked the large back yard that Chris has for them to roam around in. I'm getting ready to book my next Dogvacay stay with Chris. Thank you Chris!!
Chris is awesome - we love the pictures she sends every day - it really makes you feel close to your pets even when you are away
We want to thank Chris in Conifer for taking such great care for our dogs Ralph & Rachel, as she called them “R&R”. Trust me R&R does not stand for rest and relaxation where these dogs are concerned! Chris had done such a wonderful job watching them; they were better behaved and calmer dogs when we picked them up. Unfortunately, one day at home with us and they are back to their rambunctious selves. To top of everything, Chris gladly agreed to take care of our dogs for an extra day, Easter Sunday! This allowed us to divert our trip and avoid a severe snow storm. If you live in foothills west of Denver and need someone to take care of your dog or dogs, Chris is the best! Thank you again Chris!!
Since we take our pet with us whenever possible, we had not used a sitter or boarding service in a few years.

Unlike others, Chris' availability calendar was up to date making the booking process very easy.

Chris encouraged a meet-and-greet visit prior to our dog's stay and was very flexible with her schedule. Our dog gained familiarity with the surroundings and actually ran excitedly to the gate the next day when we dropped her off.

Chris sent photos frequently during the stay which put our minds at ease. She also added comments to let us know how our dog was doing.

Pickup was smooth and easy. Our Golden was very happy to see us but was much less "needy" than when we have left her in the past. She immediately settled back into her home routine and, from all appearances, seems to have enjoyed her Vacay!

I definitely recommend Chris to other dog owners, especially those who live in the foothills near Conifer or Evergreen.
She's the best as usual
This was our first time leaving our shy rescue pup with anyone, and he seemed to really get comfortable with Chris! (Literally--she snapped a selfie with his head resting on her shoulder!). Chris responded quickly each time we contacted her, and we appreciated her flexibility when he needed to stay an extra night. We would definitely use Chris again!
My puppies receive TLC from Chris. They are excited to see her when we drive up for a return visit. Love the daily photos she send while I am away.
Chris accepted our reservation last minute and welcomed our dog with open arms! We were nervous about leaving him with someone neither he nor we had ever met before, but she was incredibly kind, has a great dog-friendly home and yard and sent us lots of pictures of our happy dog so we knew he was okay all weekend long. I think he had a blast playing there with the other guest dogs all day, and was cozy snuggling up with Chris and the other pups at night. We couldn't be more thankful or more pleased that this worked out and will absolutely work with Chris again!
Sam always enjoys his time with Chris and Willie! I'm so happy I've found Chris because she's good with Sam and he loves her and Willie. I love my daily pictures of him also! She's fantastic and definitely my go to dog sitter!!!
I can't say enough about Chris! This was all very last minute and she was so relaxed and laid back, it put me right at ease when I brought Mila to her. I LOVED the photos I recieved over the weekend of my girl they were like little gifts to my husband and I.
This was the first time I've used Chris and I know who I'll be using from now on!
Thank you Chris!!!!!!!!
Simba loved staying with Chris she was amazing!
Chris was great with our three dogs. We would not hesitate to use her again. Thank you Chris!
My dogs were there for doggie day care. Chris is great. Her place will be their "home away from home."
So I got home this evening and Sedona could not stop talking about how AWESOME her stay with Chris was! She loved the fact that when we arrived, Chris was ready to make her feel welcome by not overwhelming her. She also loved that she took some photos and sent them to me in the middle of the day to show just how much fun she was having. Even though it was cold and she couldn't spend all day out there, Sedona loves the fenced in yard and the view at the top of the mountain. Sedona cannot WAIT to spend another day with Chris and the wonderful fur pets!!
This was the first time Samson has ever stayed somewhere other than my home and he seemed to have a great time! Chris sent me pics daily and when I came to get him, she had everything all ready to go. I highly recommend Chris for daycare and overnight!
I am very happy to have found Chris! Not only do I like her, but my dog Samson really likes her. He gets very excited to see her and he loves her dog Willie. We have done doggie daycare the past 3 weeks and Samson comes home exhausted, and a tired dog is a HAPPY dog! Thank You Chris!
Chris was able to accomodate my 5 month old german shepherd pup (Luna) at the last minute, and she allowed us to pick up Luna late on Sunday night when we got home. Chris gives off a calm and gentle vibe that is perfect for making dogs feel comfortable and accepted. We loved the photo updates and felt like we could relax knowing that Luna was in good hands. We will definitely look to Chris the next time we need a dogsitter.
Sadie had a great visit with Chris and we enjoyed seeing the photos that were sent to us via e-maill. It is great to know that Sadie is staying in such a safe loving environment.
Chris was great! Our dogs loved her.
Chris was once again great to work with. She accepted my short notice reservation request to keep our dog for a week. The whole family enjoyed the picture updates throughout the week. Even when we encountered some bad weather delays during our return trip, Chris seemed happy to work with us on a later pick-up time.
Chris was great! We will certainly have our dogs stay with her again.
Chris is always very accomodating and we enjoy the photos that she sends us of Sadie. Sadie is always happy to see Willy and Chris. We feel good knowing that Sadie is having a good time too!
As usual Sadie had a great time with Chris! She loves going there.
Chris made a house call to give my 2 Golden boys a potty break, awesome service to have someone you can trust when you have an emergency!
Chris was always prompt to reply when we called to check on Sadie. Sadie had a great time! Chris was very accommodating when we requested to drop Sadie off early. She definitely cares about the animals left in her care.
Chris was so wonderful!!! She made maya feel at home and I loved all the pictures she sent me of maya was I was on vacation!! Thank you Chris! We will definitely see you again! :)
Chris kept our two 4 month old labs. They loved every minute of it. Chris is GREAT, When she took care of our babies our flight was cancelled due to a snow storm that rolled through in March. She worked with us and was very understanding about it; in which we were able to pick our dogs up the next day! Thanks so much for everything, Bannan and Leila can't wait to get back!
Chris was very easy to work with even on short notice. I am confident that our dog was well cared for and welcome. We will be using Chris again in the near future.
Chris did a great job taking care of my dog, Tupper, who is disabled and has to use a cart (he has no feeling in his back legs). In addition to feeding and putting my dog out to do his business, Chris also had to give him medications. She was right on top of everything. Chris is very nice and easy to talk to about one's dog. Chris' yard is very suitable for dogs--even with 9 plus inches of snow on the ground. When I picked Tupper up, all of his things were in a box ready to go. We will be using Chris again in the future.
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