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Emily C.

36 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Emily's Resident Pets

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
0 yr 5 mo old

Emily's Apartment

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Emily

60 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
... and about Kaleki ...

Kaleki lost her battle with heart complications and is no longer here to welcome you, but she left in this home a spirit of love and care and comfort that will always remain. She will continue to gather her best friends here!

Hi! My name is Kaleki. I am Emily's 8 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. My mom and I have plenty of room for new best friends. Will you be my new friend? There is room for you on my mom’s lap and on her bed (if you like sleeping on the bed and you have your parent’s permission!)

I gave birth to five baby boys some time ago, and they brought such joy to our household! (If you want to see how cute they were I have our family photo in our album). Since then, Mom has more time for me and for you.

Mom and I enjoy nice walks in the neighborhood and along the Truckee River. We love to relax on the patio. I’m a great helper when Mom works in the flowerbeds. Our fenced patio area has ample room for playtime and naps.

My Mom said to tell you that her top priority will always be the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of you! After all, you will be one of my best friends.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Emily C.

36 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Emily's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Emily's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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36 Reviews
We are so sorry for this late review, yet just saw on DogVacay that we forgot to review this visit. Bottom line, it just keeps getting better every time you keep Coco. It just can't get any better. Glen & Myra
We can never say enough good thins about Ms. Emily, the sweet lady whom keeps our Coco every time we need to go somewhere.

It's one thing to leave you pet with a border, but it is a totally different experience to leave your dog with a person whom truly loves and cares for your dog.

Thank you Emily for always being a loving hostess.
Emily was wonderful. She is clearly very familiar with dogs and able to help them feel at ease. I am so grateful to have found such a wonderful person to care for my Sophie when I am unable to bring her with me on a trip. She sent me a picture of Sophie during her stay and I felt great relief seeing the clear relaxed and happy look on her face. Emily was very considerate and accommodating. We will definitely have her care for Sophie again.
Daily reports were great, helped me enjoy my time away knowing that my dog was being taken care of so well.
Cody loves staying with Emily, he is so happy as we walk up to her door! He especially loves the doggie door! I can relax on vacation because he is well cared for.
Emily was terrific -- took great care of our little girl and kept us informed with pictures and daily reports. We will certainly visit her again.
Emily is so sweet and just great with my little Yorkie, Buddy. I love how Emily sends me photos every day so I can see that Buddy is safe and happy. I've used her twice in the last 2 months so far and have a third Vacay booked so that's quite an endorsement! Thank you for taking such good care of Buddy, Emily!
Emily was so fantastic! This was the first time we left our dog with anyone besides family, so we were a little nervous. But it was obvious from the very start how much Emily loves animals. She was so sweet with our dog, and send us multiple pictures every day we were gone. I would use her again in a heartbeat! Such a perfect first experience with Dog Vacay!
Emily was excellent for our Sheeba. I appreciate the patience and care provided Sheeba for several days. I respect how Emily warmed up to Sheeba and how she introduced Sheeba to two other dogs. Again, Thank you Emily.
Emily was very kind and sweet. We felt very comfortable leaving our small dog with her for almost two weeks knowing she would be well taken care of.
Emily was the perfect caregiver for my Yorkie Midge! I knew the moment we met she understood and cared about the individual needs of each fur baby. Midge was under her care for 12 days and when I picked her up I knew she had been comfortable and happy with Emily. I also received frequent photos of Midge which reduced MY stress levels! She was all brushed out and showed no signs of stress. I will most definitely book with Emily again when I'm in the Reno area.
Emily was wonderful person and our dog had great time,will use Emily next time we are in Reno.
Our first stay with Emily was amazing! We have two chihuahuas, one a senior citizen who requires meds and special attention, and the other is younger. We had done a "meet and greet" with Emily before our first stay and decided to try a short stay before an upcoming longer vacation. We could not be more pleased with the care - AND LOVE - that Emily gave our babies. We have already booked another dog vacay with Emily and will continue to do so!
Emily is outstanding at what she does! My husband and I had to leave town to see family and she made us feel so comfortable that I never worried about my little Olive the entire trip. She updated daily with texts and pictures and she is extremely thoughtful. She is hands down the best of the best and a true lover of animals. I feel so grateful we found her and will only take our fur baby to her moving forward. Thank you so much Emily you are the BEST!
Amazing caregiver. Looking forward to using her again.
Emily is awesome! So kind, gentle, caring and anticipates the needs of dog parents and pets. Her home is very dog friendly and welcoming. The first time we met her, I knew that it would be a good for our Jackie. I would definitely leave Jackie with her again, without hesitation. I really appreciated the daily photos and messaging. They put me at ease, as this was the first time our little girl had been left alone, without us.
Let me start by saying my yorkie chili is a very spoiled baby. He has been on every vacation/adventure we've been on. When he does stay home it's always with one of us who doesn't go along. When we booked our vacation this year it was at a place where dogs where not allowed. Talk about anxiety!! I had to leave my baby!! After our first visit with Emily I felt my chili would be taken care of just like he was at home. Emily is a very sweet and caring person. She took care of my chili like he was her own. Emily sent us pictures of chili every day of our vacation and kept us up to date on how he was which helped ease my mind. I am so glad I found Dogvacay and Emily because a kennel was just not an option. I will definitely use Emily again! Thank you so much Emily for taking such good care of my baby.
Emily was wonderful! Bubbily has never before stayed with someone he didn't know. She is like Mary Poppins and Dr. Dolittle. He was so happy. She sent me texts and pics every day.
I am from out of town and needed a Reno doggy care for two days, so we didn't have the opportunity to meet and greet. My hotel eliminated dogs this summer. I need not have worried. I was instantly comfortable walking in to her home and so was Bubba. I will be thrilled to use her again if I am again in Reno.
Dog vacay is an exceptional company.
Emily is the best! Would highly recommend her. Just picked up our little guy after a two week stay with Emily and he loved his stay with her. Thanks so much Emily for the peace of mind while we were away.
Once again, Emily gave a great experience for us and our Coco. We love this lady and would never want to use anyone else unless she is not available when the time comes.

Thanks Emily for your fabulous hosting of Coco. She looks forward in coming to your home, tail wagging all the way.
My girlfriend and I were very happy to have booked Emily with such short notice. We booked with only an hour notice, so we didn't have a lot of options but when we dropped our dog off we felt really good about her accommodations. There was one other dog being hosted at the home, and the dogs seemed to get along well. Emily has a cute little home with a nice cozy yard in the back with a beautiful garden. Emily sent us a few photos of Pippa while we were away and she looked very happy and relaxed. We will keep Emily in mind for our next vacation!
Our Sparky has had a lot of diet issues so many changes to his regime. We completely trust Emily to follow all the new steps and keep him on track for his health needs. She is great about keeping us updated daily with pictures & notes. Give us great confidence in her to care for our beloved pet whatever he needs!
Just like my other original review, this day stay worked out 100% perfect. Emily is great.
Emily is the BEST EXPERIENCE you can possibly hope to have. In very short notice, Emily answered our email, agreed to meet and greet the next morning, and then started keeping Coco the day afterwards. My wife said, "Gee, she is the most high tech senior I ever met." But not just high tech, she clearly knows dogs well and did everything to assure us that she would have everything under control.

Before having Emily keep Coco for a couple of days and over night, our dog rarely has been away from us in the 10 years we have had her. As a result we were clearly worried that Coco would be greatly stressed in a strange environment with a new person.

Our little dog has always been uncomfortable around any other dogs, even tiny ones. At the first meet and greet session, Coco saw another dog and as she has always done in the past, she would run right between my legs to be protected. In this case, my surprise is that Coco ran to be between Emily's legs. Dogs must know she loves them and protects them.

After many hours on our trip and a couple hundred miles away, the wife was starting to worry about Coco. About 20 minutes later, Emily (must have ESP) sent a comforting photo of Coco resting happily on the lounge chair with her.

I can ramble on, yet you get the point. Emily is our "Go To Dog Goddess" :-)
Wonderful lady and can leave my dog anytime knowing she is getting the best care.
Emily is like the Mary Poppins of dog care. She takes her job seriously, but has fun with the dogs. Who else would dressup a dog for Valentine's Day. Complete with outfits and a message from our two dogs saying " how much they love us"
Excellent experince. Emily worked with us all the way. She even sent picture of our puppies so we could see how they were doing!
My two Havanese, Teddie and Trixie have stayed with Emily several times and LOVED it! In fact, when we go back, the minute they see Emily and Kaleki, they forget all about me! They clearly feel very loved and at home when they visit, which means everything to me.
We met with Emily and her dog, Kaleki, and we knew we had the right place for our Boston Terrier, Tank. Our dog is a little intimidated by the larger breeds, so since Kaleki and Tank were similar size, it was perfect. Kaleki has a wonderful temperament, and Tank has not been around a lot of dogs, so this was a great time for Tank to learn socialization as well. Emily kept us updated with texts and photos.....it was our first Christmas without having Tank with us, but since Emily kept in touch so much, it really helped get us though that. We will definitely be dropping Tank off at Emily's in the future!
Emily did an awesome job with our dog and we will surely use her again. Our dog was a happy camper Staying at her home.
Gracie and I LOVE Emily! She's the warmest, most loving, kindest dog sitter that loves my Gracie like she's her own. I feel completely comfortable and trust her wholeheartedly.
When I had to go to my nephews wedding in Oregon for 4 days I was pannicked on what to do with my Beagle Boxer mix, Phoebe. For 3 years I have tried to put her in daycare and she always hates it. Phoebe is a 1 on 1 dog not a group dog. I tried different places in those 3 years but she was so unhappy. My daughter leaves food out all day for her 2 dogs and you just can't do that with Phoebe. Not great results! So I went to DogVacay and found Emily. OMG!!!! I happened to recognize her and had no idea that she dogsat but knew that she adored all dogs. So I contacted her through DogVacay and she accepted my paranoid, shy,unsociable Miss Phoebe. I cannot express how happy she was with Emily and her very accepting King Charles. She sent me pictures and texts every day. Phoebe loved both of them. I now feel comfortable leaving my dog when I go out of town. I know Emily will go out of her way to make Phoebe feel at home. Phoebe and I would recommend Emily to anyone cuz she knows every dog is different with different needs and personalities.
My husband and I were so pleased when our yorkie Zeus, took right to Emily and her little dog Kaleki. I could tell he immediately felt right at home. When we have left him at some other boarding places in Reno, Zeus would cry, shake, and become very stressed. When we picked him up from Emily's he was so glad to see us, and then he went right to sleep in my lap in the car. I am very happy to have found Emily, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for loving day, or boarding care for their doggies!
Emily is wonderful and so patient and kind with dogs! It is clear she loves dogs and goes out of her way to make the dogs (and their parents) very comfortable with the entire process. Our two dogs are generally very wary of "strangers" but not so with Emily - she quickly became their substitute mom and we know they received excellent care while we were away. Emily is a jewel and we will definitely use her every time we travel.
Emily was very attentive & knows cavalier breed very well! Sparky had a great time!
I highly recommend Emily. Right from the beginning it was a great experience. Emily responded quickly to my questions. After we decided to have her sit our dogs, she even agreed to try and get home early to accommodate our schedule. She was able to adjust her schedule to our needs. The communications were always clear and quick. Emily and her dog Kaleki greeted us very warmly and our dogs immediately seemed to feel at home, drinking water from the heart shaped water bowl. She has a dog door so the dogs could go outside. Emily said the dogs could sit anywhere--on her sofa or their dog beds, which we brought. During the dog's stay, Emily texted a photo of our dogs, Butch and Leyla, to me, showing them relaxed and happy.

Leyla was waiting for us at the screen door when we arrived, but then ran around the condominium one more time. Both the dogs seemed to enjoy Emily and Kaleki. Emily was very friendly, warm and obviously a dog lover. We were in Reno for a short time, and I would definitely use Emily again for dog sitting.
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