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Arlene K.

25 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Arlene's Resident Pets

Otis
Male
6 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Arlene's House

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Outdoor area

About Arlene

If your dog enjoys being around other animals (1 dog, 1 cat) and getting lots of loving attention my 12-year old, my home will be an ideal place for you to leave your pet. Big dogs are our specialty. We love them.

Your dog will have access to our large backyard (70x20ft), lots of dog toys, balls and, of course, the couch with lots of pillows. Additionally, there will be trips to the local park or the dog run.

It is important that your dog is fully house trained and comfortable around cats. If your dog is not immediately comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings, I will ask that you bring your dog's crate so your pet has a place to feel safe while acclimating to a new environment.

BOARDING POLICY
I charge $40/night for home boarding, minimum 2 nights. On holiday weekends -- Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day -- the cost is $50/night.

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Arlene K.

25 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Arlene's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Arlene's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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25 Reviews
Arlene was great. First time leaving my pup and I was very nervous! She sent me pictures and updated me regularly. Took him to the park and it looked like he had a great time. Would definitely use her again.
Arlene was very accommodating of boarding our two pitties, Leila and Weston. She made us feel comfortable in leaving our two big goofy dogs with her and she assured us that she was familiar and knowledgeable of big dogs and she was right. The dogs had fun playing, resting and enjoying her back yard. Thank you!
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Very much the "TOP DOG" of Doggy sleep overs!!!!! Great happiness and caregiving from my dog, to Ms. Arlene. Thank You, David
We are so happy to have found Arlene! It is indeed a vacation for our dog, Penny when she stays there. She has company (Arlene's dog, Otis) and a backyard to play in!! Arlene also keeps us updated with daily pictures of everyone having fun!
It's nice to know Penny has a great place to stay if ever we need to board her again.
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Skype had a great time staying with Arlene and her dog. Arlene sent us photos of Skype while she was there, and we could tell that our dog was enjoying herself. We had to ask to extend the stay with one day, Arlene was very accommodating. We hope to have Skype stay with Arlene in the future.
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Arlene and her family took wonderful care of my lab. She was gracious when my dog arrived and promptly peed on her floor. My dog has separation anxiety and Arlene took time to work with me and sent photos of my dog having a blast. My dog is highly energetic and returned home exhausted.

I highly recommend Arlene.
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Arlene was great and very accommodating on short notice!
Buster has gone to stay with Arlene every time I go away for the past year, and there's a reason for that! He always comes back very happy and she takes very good care of him. It's also super helpful that she is accommodating to my schedule in terms of pick-up/drop-off.
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We were really comfortable leaving our dog with Arlene. Lovely home with a backyard, and she was great about sending us pictures and letting us know how our dog was doing. We had an excellent experience.
Thanks to Arlene, she was our dog savior. We were happy she had plenty of space, perfect companions and dog intuition for our Flex.
We will certiainly look forward and book a reservation again for the next time we are away.

Many thanks and best regards,
Mike n' Flex
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Arlene and her lovely family were fantastic hosts for our dog, Cybill. They sent us a ton of adorable photos, took her on long walks, and did lots of quality snuggling. Their own dog was low-key and an excellent playmate for Cybill, and they patiently accommodated all our last-minute schedule changes. They're definitely our go-to hosts!
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I enjoy receiving text pictures of my happy dogs while they are at Arlene's house. It makes my travels much less stressful!!
Simply a fantastic family and so understanding of animals. My little rascal gave them a bit of a challenge, but all was handled very well. They are flexible with schedules and welcoming completely. I will definitely go back if needed.
I went to Arlene's home a little nervous. Wendy is very sensitive and gentle, but easily frightened by other dogs and new situations. She's fine as long as the other dogs in the household are gentle with her. The moment she walked in the house, I knew I'd chosen well. Wendy was relaxed from the get -go, and not clingy. She wagged her tail, then ignored the others. She was played with, loved, encouraged and fed. I had no fear over the weekend. The dog simply dashed in the house and made herself at home. Thank you, Arlene and family! Looking forward to our next trip....
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Our pup really went on vacation with Arlene. From her backyard to having a constant buddy in Otis-- she was really spoiled. Not mention bonus trips swimming and to the park. Arlene sent lots of pictures and was very flexible with our drop offs and pick ups, Bergen can't wait to go back!
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My dogs always come home healthy and happy. Thank you Arlene!
Had a very positive experience leaving Cassuis at Arelene's for the weekend. It was his first time being boarded and he seemed to enjoy his stay. Otis is a great host! Arlene kept me updated with a text and photo of Cassius. She was also very accommodating with drop off and pick up times. The house and the yard are fantastic. Truly a doggy vacation! I look forward to boarding Cassius here again soon.
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The best thing I can say is that when we have run into Arlene on the street, our dog is super excited to see her.

We have used Arlene twice and she has been very flexible and easy to make plans with. She has picked up and dropped off our dog when it was convenient for us and been flexible about dates.

Our dog loves to play, so he was very happy at Arlene's house because they have another dog. I would imagine not all dogs would be as comfortable with this situation, but ours seemed thrilled.

I would recommend Arlene to anyone in the area with a dog who likes being around other dogs and kids.
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While I felt that our dog was safe while we were away, beyond that I felt that our experience was not a good one. Arlene was difficult to contact in the days leading up to dropping off our pup, and when it was time to be picked up.
Arlene told us that our pup had had accidents more than once in her house, which was surprising because if she is let out regularly, our dog is house-trained. She also told us that our dog is not crate trained - at home our pup sleeps and spends plenty of time in her crate, so I fear what the situation was that would have given Arlene the idea that our dog was not comfortable in her crate. Lastly, our dog was returned with her new harness completely chewed through, and with one of Arlene's old, dirty harnesses as a replacement.
These facts make me wonder what the situation was in the home and whether our pup was properly supervised and cared for at Arlene's home. While our other experience with DogVacay was fantastic, we will not be working with Arlene again.
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It was so wonderful to receive a text message with an update and picture of Buster every morning. He was very well taken care of!
My dogs came home very healthy and happy. The text pictures and updates on how they were doing was the icing on the cake!
Arlene was great. She responded quickly to my email inquiries about her services and was very personable. She made my shy, elderly pug Sugi feel welcome and was able to accommodate his mobility issues. Plus she was very gracious when my dog had an 'accident' in her home. I also appreciated the photos and texts she sent to me while I was away.
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Arlene and her family (including their sweet pup) were great hosts to my babies. One of my boys was bitten while at the dog park and Arlene took him to her emergency vet where all of his costs for recovery were covered. I'd definitely use her again.
Laura
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Arlene , her family , and her dog were great hosts! Their home has a great yard for the pups to play.
Arlene was very understanding about my last minute request and she is a genuine dog person...was comfortable and relaxed about them and provided great dog adventures and goodies.
She loves dogs and the apartment is great. I'm sure Charlie was a bit bummed when I had to take him back home.
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We were so happy to have found Arlene when we couldn't take our puppy, Duncan, with us out of town. After meeting with Arlene, we felt very comfortable with leaving Duncan in her home. Duncan was taken daily to the park and Arlene regularly sent us photos. This was a great alternative to boarding in a kennel and we would definitely leave our dog with Arlene in the future.
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