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Sharon and Shaw L.
Holliston, MA 01746
28 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Sharon and Shaw's Resident Pets

Hercules and Rosebud (Herc and Rosie)
8 yr 7 mo old

Sharon and Shaw's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Sharon and Shaw

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
A superior experience at a lower price to premium kennel packages. We have many years experience living with and loving large and small dogs and now have the time and desire to pamper yours while you are away.
We offer a "just like home" experience with lots of outdoor activity and special attention:
- AM and PM long walks through the trailed parkland adjoining our home, along with mini-outings during the rest of the day in our large yard;
- Swimming in the lake if desired.
- Daytime naps under my office desk or comfy chair
- Dog bed in our bedroom at night

We only take one dog at a time to ensure your pet get's our full attention. Compatibility with other small dogs is required. Medium or smaller dog preferred but will take Labs of any size.

Base cost is $50 per day. Additional fee may be required for highly active or high care dogs (meds, diets, etc.).

Currently with 2 small rescue terrier mix females of our own (well behaved, extremely friendly, love other dogs, children and the mailman). No children at home (any more).
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Can administer oral medicine
Sharon and Shaw L.
Holliston, MA 01746
28 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated September 15, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sharon and Shaw's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
28 Reviews
Sharon and Shaw were incredible hosts to our dog while we were away for a week, treating her like one of their own. We loved receiving pictures of her time hiking, swimming, relaxing, etc. We would highly recommend Sharon and Shaw and look forward to bringing our dog again next time we have a need.

hosts very welcoming, our dog played with theirs, clearly had a great doggie vacation.
Just as fabulous as the first time. Buster is looking forward to his next vacation.
Zipper had a wonderful time on his Dog Vacay. We were out of the country and didn't have to worry about the care he would get. He got along great with Shaw and Sharon's dogs; playtime, ball, nice walks and sun time outside in their beautiful yard. Zipper says he is looking forward to a return visit!
As always, we couldn't be more satisfied and comfortable having Lucy stay with the Lively's.
Shaw is amazing as always!!! It is great to receive daily photos and a message on how Mia is doing.
Leaving our 13 year old lab with Shaw & Sharon Lively was nothing short of stellar. As our family trip was in New Orleans, we knew we wanted Colby cared for in a welcoming home environment not far from our neighborhood in Holliston. Due to their careful attention, a bladder problem was detected early. Shaw went above and beyond the call of duty, bringing Colby to our vet, as well as transporting him to a 24-hour emergency care facility. All the while, we were in touch with him and receiving constant updates. Colby is now home, continuing medical care and improving. Can't thank the Livelys enough for, most likely, saving Colby's life. We highly recommend their care. The Raabe Family
As usual, Lucy had a great stay. Shaw had her out in the snow for long walks and Lucy loved it.
Our Boston Terrier puppy, Maisy, had a great stay with the Livelys. Shaw sent me updates every day, and I enjoyed seeing photos of Maisy either snuggled up in a cozy spot, or enjoying the great outdoors with the Livelys' two terriers - who became her friends for the week. We would certainly have her stay here again!
Our dog Annabelle has stayed with Sharon and Shaw several times, and always has a great time! Sharon and Shaw have created a great environment for us to send Annabelle as she tends to be very nervous in new situations. The daily updates are great, and made us feel at ease while being away.
Sharon and Shaw have created a great, caring environment for our dog. We just brought him back for a second stay and he hopped right out of the car and eagerly went into the house! We also appreciate the periodic updates we received on our dog's stay via text.
Our dog vacay with Shaw and Sharon went fabulously. They provided a safe and playful environment for our dog while we were away. We received a daily photo and update, so our children were equally reassured of their dog's safety and happiness. It made for a fun family vacation to have our dog well cared for by Shaw and Sharon.
Thank you! We look forward to a future dog vacay.
Golden Retriever who loves chasing balls, swimming and running through the woods seeks crash pad during owner's two week overseas trip.

Lucky dog found Shaw and his family and enjoyed two glorious weeks in the country.
Shaw sent my overprotective family regular updates (with photos) so they wouldn't worry.

It's great to stay with a family who "gets" me.

Any hound who stays here is a lucky dog.
As usual, Lucy had a wonderful time at the Lively's. We especially like the wonderful walks they take with her.
I felt very comfortable leaving Misty in Shaw & Sharon's care. They have a great yard in addition to trails in the woods for walking & a lake nearby for swimming. The frequent texts with pictures were wonderful & let me know that she looked happy & relaxed. They even have a "guest" collar or tag (depending on size of dog) with their name & number in case a dog should stray (as Misty sometimes does). Misty will definitely visit Shaw & Sharon (and Lilly & Rosie) again!
We left our dog with the Lively's for 2 weeks while on vacation. They kept in contact with us, providing photos and comments about our dog which was very reassuring. When we picked her up, she was very healthy, clean and appeared to have enjoyed her stay. We intend to continue to leave our dog with them.
It's always hard for me to leave my dog Mina behind when we travel. Sharon and Shaw made it much easier for me to leave her. Knowing she’s with caring people giving her special attention, going on walks and sleeping on her own bed makes a big difference. They sent daily texts and pictures too. Mina eats a raw diet which they had no problem feeding her and they were very flexible with drop and pickup times. Sharon and Shaw are great and we’ll definitely contact them again when we’re going away.
Excellent host as always!!! We love receiving Mia's photos daily.
Being in a caring home with individual attention was a great experience for our dog. Our dog thrived on the amount of time given to walking her.
Our dog Buster had a fantastic time with Shaw and Sharon. Buster went on adventures every day and they sent us texts and pictures letting us know how much fun they were all having. We are so grateful for the wonderful care they took of Buster. We will definitely be contacting them again for our next vacation.
Sharon and Shaw took great care of Boo. This was the second time Boo paid a visit this lovely family and we are hoping they will have her again. We have been lucky to find such a great fit for our very timid and shy dog. Thank you Sharon and Shaw!
Great place for our dog to stay over the holidays. Very professional and gave lots of attention to our dog. We really liked the updates we received throughout the stay.
Sharon and Shaw are the loveliest of humans because they really love animals of all kinds. Our yellow lab Boo was welcomed into the family and treated as a special guest. We received updates and photos of Boo while we were away, which made us smile.
All in all, a very positive experience for our first with Dog Vacay.
Sharon and Shaw, we thank you for being such a lovely family and hope to see you again.
Cathy and Jerry
Jackie was happy at Sharon L's place.
We were away for several days where Sharon L was covering for us.
They have a great dog friendly place at the end of a cul-de-sac and frontage on a lake with lots of trails in the woods.
Our Lab knows what that's like as we have a very similar environment.
We got regular texts from them as updates.
Our dog Lily had such a wonderful vacay at Shaw & Sharon's! They were the perfect place for her to spend the weekend playing with other dogs, exploring, and going on walks. It gave us great peace of mind picking Lily up with a huge smile on her face; we couldn't have been happier with our experience!
I just discovered Shaw and Sharon through DogVacay by a recommendation from a friend. Our dog Mia is very picky where we leave her and she tends to get very nervous at kennels or even at people's homes. But Shaw and Sharon were amazing with Mia and she loved staying with them. WIth long walks and a swim in a lake Mia didn't want to come home when we picked her up!
Another great visit! My dog loves Sharon and Shaw! I think he was mad he had to come home!
Sharon was awesome! My lab didn't want to leave. They sent daily update and pics and treated Sam like one of their own. I am new to this area and am happy to say I have found someone to take care of my Sam when I have to leave town! A+++++
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