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Judy D.

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55 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Boxer, Bulldog, Pug

Judy's Resident Pets

Cairn Terrier
16 yr 0 mo old

Judy's House

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

About Judy

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I always respond to messages within an hour. Please read my entire profile--my hours and prices are at the bottom.

I am retired and I care for SMALL BREEDS ONLY, in my home right along side my little terrier, Dusty. We both love the company of other
little ones. I retired early, so we are never in a hurry, and my furry
friends are one of my greatest joys. There is no shortage of hugs and kisses.

We have a small frame house with a large, clean and safe, fenced back yard and all pets can go out any time he/she wants.

Weather permitting, and with parents permission, we may spend about an hour at the dog park walking, running, chasing squirrels and just enjoying the sunshine until everybody is exhausted. What fun!!

I love taking pictures of the pups, so I send daily photo updates and notes on your baby's progress. Remember, he/she is on vacation, too.

I am home at all times unless I run to the grocery store, and I never leave any animal outside unsupervised.

I have been trained in animal CPR by the American Red Cross and can administer oral medications, eye medications and insulin injections. My specialty is older or special needs dogs.

You can feel secure in the knowledge that your pet will be well and happy in your absence and there are no children here to worry or pester. My home is calm, but never boring. I can't stand to see a dog get bored when there are so many fun things we can do. Your dog will have complete freedom to roam my house, just like at home, however, for all the dogs protection, I do crate at night only. However, any baby who is not comfortable can sleep in my room. My main goal is to make them feel calm, safe and happy.

A dog psychologist once said, " Dogs have a keen sense of fairness". That quote has stuck with me and I think it is key to gaining a dogs trust.

My house is small so I am only able to accommodate small breeds. Dogs must be housebroken, and be a minimum of 12 months old. Males must be neutered,
ALL DOGS MUST BE ON FLEA PROTECTION, and have a copy of their rabies vaccination. note: According to the manufacturer, Sentinel is not for flea protection and therefore is not acceptable.

My human hours are 8:30am to 7:00pm.
My rate for 24 hours is $25. for small dogs only.
I also offer day-care for $20. per day from 8:30am to 6:30 pm.

Drop off and pick up times can be anywhere from 8:30 a.m., to 7:00 p.m.
Whatever time you drop your little one off, after the 24th hour, it will be extra. So, I will need to know what time you expect to pick them up, so I can give you an accurate quote.

I am not set up for bathing dogs, however, if a dog rolls in poop or gets poop or anything else that requires bathing, I will bathe them. Dogs small enough to be bathed in the sink will be $10. If I have to bathe them in the bathtub it is $15.

Thanks for reading my ad.
Hope to meet you soon.
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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
  • Advanced senior issues

Judy D.

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55 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Judy's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Judy's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
55 Reviews
Judy was awesome! We rec'd picutres and updates daily of how our pup was doing. It helped a lot as we all missed him tons. Since he's been home, he's been rather bored. I know next time he stays with Judy, he'll be wagging his tail all the way there.
Judy was amazing, super friendly and loves dogs. On our meet and greet my two fur babies were very relaxed and felt right at home. Which is very important to me. This was my first experience using DogVacay, and I am very impressed. I received numerous pics from Judy assuring me that my babies were doing well and having fun. Judy and DogVacy rocks!!!
Judy is great with our Chi & he just loved his visit over the long holiday. She has everything organized & keeps you up to date with photos throughout your dogs visit. Not only will we suggest anyone with a small dog give Judy a try, but we already plan to schedule another stay soon.
Judy was great! On our "meet n greet" she answered all of our questions and really showed her love for dogs. We were so happy to have a safe and happy home while we were out of town. She has a large back yard and our guy loves being outdoors. The photo updates were awesome! We were so pleased we'll be back again this month and next!
Judy was very professional. She cares for the little ones that she boards. She keeps you updated on condition and send pictures. I will definitely use her again.
This was our first time using Judy, and we wouldn't hesitate to go back. Our pup had a fabulous time, and it was lovely to get the daily updates. Judy cares very much for the dogs in her care, and it was such a relief to know that our dog was having an awesome vacation too. Will definitely be a return customer!
This was our first experience with Dogvacay. A friend had recommended we try it after we told her how sad our dog was when we had to board him.
Judy sent us pictures of Jett while we were away and I could immediately see how happy he was to be with her and other dogs his size. We will be using her again when we travel. Highly recommend Judy!!! Thank you!
Judy was awesome! She sent me pics and updates nightly, which quickly eased my initial fears. My dogs loved her.
I am so happy to have found Judy! I don't worry anymore when I have to leave my pet. She is the best! I am a repeating customer for sure.
Clarks vacation was great! Judy is a great dog sitter and we look forward to seeing her again.
Judy was terrific with my little girl. She took great care of her, sent me lots of pics and was very accommodating ..thanks again Judy!! Donna and Emme
This was our first time using DogVacay as we normally have the prior foster parents watch him if we're out of town. I have to say, from meeting Judy for the first time on our meet and greet, we were already thrilled and felt so comfortable! She was such a pleasant and attentive person, I loved her from the start. Judy watched Max for a week and I cannot be more happier. She sent daily updates and communications with pictures that we loved seeing. Judy is always quick to respond if there are an questions. I definitely recommend Judy for any small/medium dog sitting/caregiving. She provided such a great atmosphere both as a caregiver and home away from home for our little Max. This surely won't be the last time we'll be having Judy watch our little Max.
Our Bubbles is not very social but was sad to leave. That tells me she loved Judy.
My sweet little hyper dachshund found a great place to play while I'm away! When we went for our meet and greet, I knew immediately my fur baby would be safe and entertained. Judy made sure that I received daily updates with photos and also kept my dog busy by playing lots of ball with her! The proof is in the dog. She came back happy and so am I!
Judy was fantastic to deal with, she helped me in an emergency situation and cared for my 2 dogs like her own. We received top notch care and received pictures and updates every night, this was a huge relief to me and my family during a very stressful time. We will be using Judy in the future and recommend her to all our friends!!! Many Thanks Judy!!!
Cannot say enough positive things about Judy. This was Brady's first stay with her, but won't be his last. I know he was well cared for & loved while we were away. My kids loved getting the photo updates while we were away!
Judy was great with Trinket! It was obvious from the get go that Judy would take great care of her while I was away. I ended up stuck in the blizzard with no clear date or time for me to return. Judy was very patient with all the unexpected delays. Judy took great care of Trinket and loved her like her own. Judy will be my first choice from now on!
Thank you so much Judy! You're the best!
Judy has a very positive way with small dogs and our little rat terrier rescue recognized that right away. He's only been for day care so far but he's looking forward to his first sleepover in a couple of weeks.
This was our first time using DogVacay and having
Judy watch our three dogs. My dogs really enjoyed their stay with Judy. She sent me messages letting me know how things were going. She also posted pictures of my babies so I could see they were enjoying themselves. I will be using Judy again the next time I need to go out of town.
Dogs came home happy and seemed well cared for! Always like getting the pics and what a great, big yard for them to explore!
I have a 6 pound Yorkie with a medical issue and needed to find a soothing and comfortable home for him for a few days while we went on a family vacation. I did not want to board him because he does not do well locked in a crate and alone all day and night. He is my baby and is so sweet so I decided to google dog sitters in the area and was drawn to the highly rated reviews for Judy and she lived only a few minutes away. I took Joey with me to interview her and he was very comfortable and she gave a lot of pointers for me to make him and me feel more comfortable. She knows her stuff and only keeps small dogs so I booked his vacay when we got home. Just knowing that Judy stayed home all day was a comfort to me. Judy kept me informed of how he was doing a couple of times a day and sent photos. He seemed right at home which eased my worries and she had no problem administering his medication to him. When we came back from vacation I picked him up and he was happy and looked great! She even combed his long hair...thank you! I can honestly say that I think he misses her and the other small dogs he was able to hang out with. I highly recommend Judy and will use her again! Thank you again Judy and Joey is looking forward to his next vacation!!!
Judy is clearly a true dog lover. Her home is tailored to care for dogs with a huge grassy/treed back yard and a "nursery" for the dogs filled with things to make them feel comfortable. I like that she only cares for small breeds as I have a 13+ yr old yorkie-poo who is deaf and has arthritis, so having her in a home that only has dogs her size was important to me. Judy sent daily updates on Lucy along with plenty of pictures. Will be asking Judy to care for Lucy the next time we go out of town...would definitely recommend her - 5 stars!
Judy is awesome! This was the first time we have left our pups with strangers and the first time we used DogVacay and it couldn't have been better! Judy has an obvious love of dogs and is very welcoming. She was very quick to respond to questions on here and best of all...provided daily updates with pics on how our pups were doing. Our family was able to really relax during our vacation, knowing the pups were in great hands. I would highly recommend Judy to anyone that needs the service.
Judy definitely loves dogs. Her home was neat and converted nicely to care for dogs. The backyard was well maintained and clean as well. As long as she is accepting dog sitting she will be our first choice for Sam. She sent us plenty of pictures of him interacting with the other dogs and it appears all had a great time. Thank you Judy for a great weekend!!
Judy was excellent with our little Tux! He loves going to visit her every chance he gets. She is very responsive and sends many, many photos and updates.
Judy is AMAZING! I received an email from her about 15 minutes after I sent one to her asking a couple of questions. She was very friendly on the phone, upbeat and I could tell she loves what she does. When we dropped Miyagi off, she gave us a tour of the house and backyard. I left knowing that my dog was in good, loving hands and was he going to have a great time. I was very satisfied with the care Miyagi received and we will be using Judy anytime we need a sitter. I highly recommend her!!!
We were more than pleased with Judy! I highly recommend her and her service. She provided daily updates with photos which we loved. No doubt she is great at her craft!
Was our first time to use dog vacay. Had a meet and greet with Judy and felt very comfortable with her. Our dog was very comfortable and she sent daily reports and pics to reassure us. Will be using Judy again when needed.
Judy was amazing, she took in my dog as if he was her own. She gave me updates on my dog through emails and text messages, and included pictures of how his day was. I will definitely bring my dog back to Judy, she did a great job.
I'm a picky dog parent. My dog is a rescue and is sensitive to change. She had a blast at Judy's Just Us! I liked how all of the dogs were small and under 20lbs. My dog was cared for at the same level I care for my dog. She received attention all day with inside and outside time. I liked how Judy listened to my wishes and followed through with my dog's feeding restrictions. The best part was all of the pictures I found in an email that night as my dog was obviously having a lot of fun! It reassured me I made the right choice on where to leave my dog. My dog is ready to go visit again!
Judy was great and Harleigh seemed just fine for the long stay. Judy sent us pictures and emails daily, advising on how she was adjusting. We were very concerned about leaving her for so long, but all was put to ease with the daily updates. Getting to go to the dog park was fun and Harleigh made great friends! Definitely recommend Judy.
Judy was great! She sent us nightly updates with pictures of Owen. She has a nice size backyard. Owen loved it. Thanks Judy
Judy is an amazing, friendly lady! It was Sassy's first stay away from home. Although she was excited to be home after 4 days, she acted like any other day. That is a testament to feeling at home with Judy, so that upon my return she was not moody or clingy. Kudos to Judy for her loving environment for our pets!
Judy was very kind, sent photos and updates regularly and even took Sadie to a dog park.
Judy is an amazing, sweet, and caring person! Our little Teddy loved being there!! She gave us such peace of mind with updates and photos, and even made sure Teddy got his own vacation... daily dog park visits, plenty of toys, other small buddies, and even a room of their own. ANY time we go on vacation, we will definitely bring him to her!!
Judy was nothing short of pawsome. We were first time users of this service and she answered any and all questions we had about our dog's vacation. She took him to the dog park, spent time with him, and updated us about his busy day with pictures as promised. If the need arises, we would not hesitate to let our little guy vacation at Judy's again! We would highly recommend her to others!
Lucy stayed with Judy for over a week. It was such a great experience for us. Lucy hardly ever is away from us, but as soon as we pulled up, Lucy ran into her house. That made us feel good. Everyday, Judy sent me emails with pictures and updates. It was so nice to be able to see pictures while we were away! I know Lucy had a great time. Judy was so sweet and kind to us and Lucy. We will definitely use her again. :-)
Judy did an excellent job with my most difficult dog. She was patient and kind, and it's very evident that she truly loves and cares for her small dogs.
Judy took excellent care of our dog, Bella, for the two weeks we were in Europe. It was the first time we left her and were nervous as to how she would get on, especially for such a long period of time. We had a great meet and greet with Judy and some of her regular dogs which helped Bella adapt and when we dropped her off for her stay she seemed quite at home.

Judy sent us emails every day with photos and stories of what Bella had been up to and she always looked extremely happy. We joked that she wouldn't want to come home! When we picked her up she was happy, healthy and adjusted well to our return which I think was a big part in thanks to Judy and how well she looked after her.

We will definitely leave Bella with Judy again. Thanks again Judy for taking such good care of Bella!
Judy is wonderful! Auggie is skittish around new people but at the Meet and greet, Auggie went straight into the house and made himself at home. When we returned for the stay, he was excited to play with the other dogs and seemed content. We picked him up and it was obvious that they had bonded. I love it that she only keeps small dogs so I feel much more confident of his safety. We will definitely take him back.
I can not say enough about Judy. We are temporarily living in Texas so we do not know anyone here. I had to find someone to watch our little 5lb chihuahua, Tikka, while we traveled home. I have never left her with anyone before so you can imagine how nervous I was about leaving her. From the moment we met Judy, she put us right at ease. Tikka warmed up to her within just a few minutes of being there, which never happens. Judy made sure to email me at least once a day to update me on all the fun that Tikka was having. She went above and beyond to make sure that Tikka felt right at home. I would not have been able to enjoy my trip if it had not been for Judy. If we have to leave again, I would not consider taking her anywhere else. If you are looking for someone to love and take care of your pet the same way you do, then Judy is just the person you are looking for.
We could not have asked for a better dog sitting experience than what we received from Judy. This was our first trip where we did not have a close friend or family member to come to our house to watch Gordo and Bettie for us, so we were very nervous about it. We first looked at a dog resort/boarding place, and could not bear the thought of leaving them there. Thankfully I stumbled across Dog Vacay, and found Judy. She was very accommodating in setting up a meet and greet at her house so that we could meet her and the environment the pups would be staying in. I immediately knew that Judy’s home would be a much better place for them than the boarding facility.

Judy emailed us every day of our trip with pictures of Gordo and Bettie along with their new friends, and updates on how they were doing. It was obvious she treats all the dogs as family, and that they were loved and well cared for in our absence. As nervous as we were about leaving them behind, Judy gave us so much reassurance about their well being, that we were actually able to relax and enjoy our vacation without worrying about whether or not they were okay. We checked in with her on the first day as soon as our flight landed, because we were missing them so much. But we quickly realized that Judy would not leave us guessing about whether or not they were ok. Her daily updates were such a comfort that we enjoyed our vacation despite the ice storm that was hitting the DFW area.

Even more than the relief we felt knowing Gordo and Bettie were in Judy’s loving care, was the realization that we no longer have to worry about what to do with the puppies when we want to travel again. Judy will definitely be our first call!
Judy's knowledge of and affection for dogs, plus her ideal house and lawn set-up for pet care, were perfect for our 11-year-old Chihuahua.

Since she only takes care of small dogs and limits the numbers of guests at one time, our "Baby" was in great spirits after staying for 4 nights.
No kids at the house, so this might also be a plus for some boarders.

Got the impression from Judy's picture updates that Baby really enjoyed playing in the fenced lawn and outings to the dog park. She may be a little sad back home again as an "only child" ~

First vacation for us in a long time with total confidence that our doggy was in good hands!

Frank and Susan
Judy was amazing. She truly has a love for dogs and their owners.

We got updates and pictures all during the vaca. It was nice to see pictures and gets notes on how she was doing. It made our vacation go so much better knowing that she was well taken care of.

We will definitely use Judy the next time we need a dog vaca!
We recently left our bichon with Judy. We were very anxious as she has a seizure disorder and needs medicine and we were concerned about leaving her. We didnt need to worry. Judy took very good care of her. She knows and understands dogs well. When we picked our dog up she was happy and not at all anxious. When we brought her home she seemed lonely for the other dog playmates.
I also appreciated her cleanliness with the dogs. She picks up after them and her yard and house are clean and she checks to make sure they dont have fleas etc. The dogs are well taken care of.
My two year old miniature schnauzer stayed with Judy and had a blast. Lot's of play time, love and some trips to the dog park too. Judy provided me regular updates and pictures to set my mind at ease. Thanks Judy for taking such good care of my pup! Sherry
I felt so at ease leaving my Honey with Judy! This was my first time ever being away from her in 6 years and Judy really made it very easy on me and my pooch. I have already recommended her to others and will definitely be using her again! Thank you so much!!
Judy did an amazing job taking care of my two boys! I was new to the area and traveling out of the country. I was very nervous! She sent me emails and photos everyday to help ease
my nerves. She took them them to the dog park everyday, gave them tons of attention, and spoiled them rotten! They were cared for better than i could have hoped! Thanks Judy-my two little guys can't wait to come back again!
It was so comforting to know that our 2 dogs were with Judy for the week. They got plenty of love and great care. For our smaller dogs, it was great that Judy's dog Dusty is also small.
Judy took such good care of Sophie. Sophie was safe and well taken care of. Judy will be the first person I go to when I need someone to care for her.
Judy was great! It was obvious that Hershey felt at home and that he had gotten a lot of love after picking him up last night. I will definitely call Judy again next time.
Judy responded very quickly to my emails and does a lot of dog sitting. My cockapoo was a lot happier with Judy for 7 days than being boarded and barking with the other dogs.

Judy has a big heart for dogs. I am happy we found her and will use Judy again.
Judy was very friendly and I felt completely comfortable leaving my fur-kids with her. Next I go out of town, I will most certainly be calling her again.
Our dogs were happy and healthy when we picked them up. We will definitely ask Judy to keep them again in the future.
Judy has a big heart for Dogs and Dusty is a nice companion for those pups who like other dogs. Judy was very attentive and flexible. I was very happy to have found her and Daisy was well taken care of.
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