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Vicki S.

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34 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 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

Vicki 's Resident Pets

Australian Shepherd
1 yr 3 mo old
Bichon Frise
12 yr 10 mo old

Vicki 's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Vicki

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been around dogs my entire life and was a veterinary technician for 10 years. I can provide a loving and safe environment for your best friend while you're away. I am comfortable providing superior care to dogs with special needs and/or on medication. I feed my babies Diamond Natural Chicken dry food and will supply that if desired although I strongly recommend keeping your dog on his/her normal diet. You are welcome to bring your pet's food as well as toys, blankets, or anything to make him/her feel more at home. I have a good sized yard with a brand new 6' privacy fence (always securely locked and only accessible from inside the yard) and plenty of toys to help your buddy enjoy my home. I also have pet beds, sheepskin pads and lots of blankets and rugs.

I believe the safety of your pet is top priority! If I have to leave the house I may choose to kennel your pup while I'm gone. This will be done only if necessary but could be different in every situation depending on all dogs in my care at that time. If you have one, bringing your dog's own kennel is ideal.

I do work but my adult daughter is home often during the day. If she is not available I come home for lunch, potty breaks and play time.

I require:
Proof of vaccinations, no exceptions - Rabies, DHPPC, and Bordatella. Please bring a copy of veterinary records with vaccinations dates. If you don't have this and I am not able to contact your veterinarian, I will not be able to honor the reservation.
House trained (puppies in training are exceptions)
Neutered (6 months and older)
Flea free

I prefer a meet and greet prior to first stay, but is not required. Please allow plenty of time on the first drop off for questions and information share. I want your dog to have a great experience and providing as many details as possible about your pet is key.

Other services such as bathing, training and transportation are available - please ask!
Boarding change is $25/night or 24 hour period. For early drop off and/or late pick up additional daycare fee is $15.

I would be happy to provide additional references. You can also send me a friend request on Facebook - Vicki Schumacher.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Vicki S.

Online Now!
34 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Vicki 's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /bath
$12 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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34 Reviews
Vicki was great! We were nervous to leave our Mia for that long but she kept us posted and took very good care of her!!! I would blindly pick her again if I need to leave town!
Thank you very much to Vicki and her daughter for giving our Mia a loving home during our time away!
My elderly boy loved Vickie from the first minute of our Meet & Greet. As an only dog he doesn't get a lot of interaction with other canines, and it appears he had a great time (he's slept for the past two days since he came home).

It felt so good to leave him with people that really care - as Vickie & her daughter obviously do - as opposed to a cold kennel where he would only have had human contact when he was being fed.

Vickie frequently sent me pictures of him when I was on my trip (loved it!). It was obvious that he was comfortable and well cared for in their home and snuggling with them on the sofa.

Thank you for taking such great care of Dio! I have a feeling he's looking forward to our next venture & a chance to come play again.
This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we were very pleased. Vicki was prompt responding to us and was flexible with pick up and drop off times. She sent us daily photos and messages which eased our minds. Our dog Laney enjoyed playing with her dogs and the others staying there. We would definitely use Vicki again.
This was our first experience using a dog sitter and I'm so glad we did. Vicki sent updates and pictures regularly during our dog Whiskey's stay. He was there for about two weeks and appeared to have a blast with the other dogs. I was concerned he might not want to come home! When we picked him up, he even smelled good as if she just gave him a bath, which I was not expecting. We will definitely use Vicki in the future when we need a dog sitter.
Vicki was always prompt responding to email and text. She was very flexible with drop off and pick up times and is home most of the day. She has a college age daughter (a nursing student) who seems to be a big help. The drop off/pick up routine was very organized. Vicki sent pictures a few times in the 48 hours my 3 small poodles were there. I was happy to see them lounging on the couch as if they were at home. She was also boarding 2 large dogs (crated when we arrived) but the socialization with bigger dogs was probably good for my poodles. I will definitely call her again when we need a pet sitter.
Dogvacay is awesome. Vicki does a fantastic job at caring for my dogs. She treats them better than we do! So lucky we found her through Dogvacay.com
Our two pups are extra special to us and Vicki was so accommodating to that. We didn't want to traditionally board with a vet because one of our pups has stress signs from those environments. At Vicki's, our pups were happy, socialized, and well-taken care of. It was such a smooth transition dropping them off (they were so excited, they hadn't even known we left). She sent pics and texts so we never worried at all as to whether they were having a good time! She's wonderful and we WILL be using Vicki in the future!
Our experience was positive and we felt very comfortable that our dog was being well cared for.
It was great to be able to leave my dog here for the weekend where he could run and play in the yard instead of being stuck in a kennel all day. The picture updates were great, and he seemed to have had a great time.
We wanted to express our thankfulness to Vicki and her great care for our golden doodle Abe, considering it is almost Thanksgiving!! We really appreciated her attentiveness to our puppy who normally gets that upset tummy when we leave him to travel. Vicki is great and communicated with us very frequently how he was doing. She has made rice for him in the past and tried to comfort him. We fully trust he's in the best hands, which enables us to enjoy our time together when we take a trip. We highly recommend her Dogvacay. Thank you. Darryl and Julie Schmidt..
I can't say enough good things about Vicki. First I was in a bind and needed a sitter right away for a last minute trip, she got back to me quickly and took such great care of my fur baby. Gibbs loved it there and I loved getting pictures and updates of him. I knew that he was being treated like family. If you need a wonderful pet sitter, then contact Vicki she was the best!!
Vicki sent pictures and updates on how Riley's stay was going. This is so reassuring as a pet parent!
Gracie and Jarvis seemed to enjoy their weekend. We were provided with photos and videos updating us on their weekend which gave us piece of mind. Will definitely rebook here when we head out of town next time.
Our 2 dogs were very well taken care of for the weekend! Loved the daily text/picture updates! Our oldest dog was not eating but Vicki made special meals just for him! They enjoyed the socialization with other dogs too! Highly recommended!Thanks for watching our fur babies!
Vicki took great care of our 2 dogs for an entire week! We loved the daily pictures and/or updates. Thank you so much! We plan to have the dogs stay again in just a few months!! As my 8 year old said "we have found our dog keeper".
Our 8 month old golden retriever had the best time at Vicki's! In fact I think she was a little sad after she came home the next day when she didn't have her pet friends to play with. Vicki sent texts and pictures each day and kept us up to date on how our dog was doing. She treated her like her own pet. I would highly recommend Vicki. We were very happy with the care she gave our dog and were able to relax and enjoy our time on vacation knowing she was in good hands.
Vicki and her daughter went above and beyond to make Auburn's stay a good one. They feed her some turkey and rice when she would not eat the food that I supplied. I would not hesitate using her again when needed.
Roxie had an awesome time with Vicki. It was our first time to leave her and Roxie was very well taken care of.
I know our dog Wallie is in good hands here! thanks
Sorry for the delay in this review! Thanks you for helping with Wallie. I did not worry about him once! ;o)
Thank you, I knew he was well taken care of.
My 3 dogs stayed with Vicki for 7 days over the summer and they had a great time! One loved to play with Vicki's puppy and the other 2 enjoyed the love they got from her. Vicki sent me texts and pictures daily of the dogs and that gave me piece of mind so I could enjoy my vacation! I highly recommend her!
Thanks so much for watching and taking care of Max! We appreciate your hospitality with him and will be coming back in the future!
We were so nervous to leave or fur baby for the first time but Vicki put us at ease. Our dog had so much fun he didn't want to come home! Thank you so much for providing such a great alternative to kenneling and taking such amazing care of our dog while we were away. We will be back!
Great experience for all! Vicki is very accommodating and easy to do business with. This was the first time leaving our little fur baby and we will feel comfortable doing so again.
Sadie had a great time and we appreciated the pics and updates. Also, Vicki was flexible with drop off and pick up times which helped our schedule. We'll be back!
Vicki is a pleasure to work with, in fact went out of her way to help me when making my reservation. She sent me updates and pics of my Sasha while we were gone. Sasha met new friends to play with and was happy and tired when she got home from all the playing!! Very pleased with my experience with Vicki and will definitely plan to book with her in the future. THANK YOU VICKI, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
Phoebe had a great time hanging out at Vicki's house while we spent Father's Day weekend visiting with family.

Vicki - Thanks for being flexible with our drop-off and pick up times. And for loving our girl as if she were your own! (I'm surprised she left any room in the bed for you at all!)

Phoebe came home tuckered out from playing with the dogs at Vicki's home. I'm sure she's looking forward to coming again soon!!
Vicki was wonderful! I felt very confident leaving my girls with her. We were able to do a meet and greet ahead of time during which I was able to address any concerns that I had and to observe how our dogs would get along with the family and the family's dogs. I received updates and pictures everyday and I knew Vicki was really paying attention to my girls when she contacted me with her concern after she observed one of my dogs has the nervous habit of licking her paw. She was very patient with my little dog who is nervous with other people and both of my girls came home happy and healthy.
Vicki & her daughter were wonderful with our Westie. We booked at the last minute because of family tragedy and they kept her for 10 days and did a wonderful job I would highly recommend Vicki
Vicki was great! I felt totally comfortable leaving my little trouble maker with her, and Rosie was visibly sad to come home; she had way too much fun! She has a very nice fenced yard and pet friendly house, and was flexible with my schedule.
Vicki was great! We were going on a short notice trip and she responded to the request within minutes and we were at her house introducing our dog within an hour. We were also late with the pickup, but she had no problems with that. Vicki was super friendly and great with our Pug! We are so happy and will be back!!
My 10 year old poodle was treated as if he were part of the family at k-9 Kuddles-daily photos and texts were provided by Vicki about my dog's visit. I could not have had a better experience! Highly recommend!
K-9 Kuddles &Vicki provide excellent care and service. We received daily updates with photos. This is first rate and superior option over conventional, large kennels. Five stars ++!
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