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Frankie T.

23 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Maltese, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Maltipoo

Frankie's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Frankie

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your doggie will have a wonderful time here! We only book one guest at a time so your fur baby will get all the attention. I work at home and miss the companionship of a furry friend. We had the great pleasure of living with two boxers in a row – first Duke and then Rocky. We're delighted with all the different breeds and personalities we're discovering through DogVacay!

We live in an inner-city neighbourhood with lots of trees, just one block from Riley Park. Your pup will get two or three walks a day and have the run of the house and yard and sleep on my bed if desired. I'm handy with a camera, so I’ll send daily photos of your best friend having fun (while missing you, of course!).

Please check my calendar, and if I'm available for your dates, click on Contact Frankie to tell me all about your pup and ask any questions. I'm sorry that we cannot accommodate puppies that are not fully house-trained or dogs that have been trained on pee pads, sorry!

The next step is to book a Meet-n-Greet to see if we’re a good fit. This will make it that much easier when you drop your dog off for his or her vacay, because you will both know what to expect.
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Can administer oral medicine

Frankie T.

23 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 25, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Web Training Complete
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Frankie's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
23 Reviews
We've just returned from two weeks away after leaving our two dogs with Frankie and her family for the first time. I can honestly say it's the first time I have not felt stressed about leaving them. From the first email communication, through the meet and greet along with pre-stay communication, I knew my puppies were in good hands. Frankie sent daily texts and pictures of Willie and Ruby having a wonderful time. I think they got spoiled,and seemed to bond with Frankie immediately!

This is also the first time Willie has not been sick after we've boarded him. Not that I consider this boarding - it's a home away from home.

Thank you Frankie so much for your wonderful care. The only problem now is, we will have to schedule our holidays around your schedule because I sure don't want to leave them anywhere else!
Frankie took excellent care of Mindi, at her home.
Mindi was spoiled at Frankie's home, and fit in very well, after the first day.
Frankie is very easy to talk to, the pictures and daily updates are cool.
Mindi had lots of cuddle time with everyone.
I am very happy I have found Frankie, and plan on having Mindi stay there on any future times I am away.
Thank you, so much Frankie, I highly recommend
you and your family to anyone.
From the first meet and greet to the moment we picked our dog up after the vacay, it was a great experience.

Our shy apprehensive dog was welcomed and treated like family. She came home in a great mood with her usual bounce. On my dog walk the next day, I could almost feel the dog telling me stories about her walks.

The daily photos and messages were very reassuring and fun to see.

Kennels, and multi dog sitters didn't work for us. After three years of avoiding the idea of getting a dog sitter, we know we have a second home for our dog and will be repeat customers for sure.
Frankie was great. She sent us daily updates and photos of Ruby, which were delightful. We felt so comfortable leaving her with Frankie and her family.Ruby was treated like one of the family. It was reassuring to know Ruby was in such good hands.
Frankie was very easy to speak to and genuinely cared for dogs. Both Skippy and Simba had a great time and were well taken care off.
Frankie & her family were wonderful to My dog Wayne and I, shared pictures and feedback throughout the entire stay, helped me feel confident leaving her & she was clearly treated as part of the family for her entire visit.
This was our first experience with DogVacay, and Frankie really made it a positive one. From the Meet n Greet onwards she was very welcoming and gave us confidence that our older dog, who is not used to staying in new people’s homes, would be well cared for. Her text updates and great photos kept us amused and in the loop. Would definitely recommend Frankie and her family.
Frankie was awesome and attentive! I had so much peace of mind
We could not have been happier. Frankie took such great care of our golden retriever. She sent at least 2 updates a day (with pictures) and genuinely appeared to care for our boy. He was relaxed when we got home and did not appear to have been phased by having been away from his family and home. We will MOST DEFINITELY be using Frankie in the future. She is just fantastic.
I can't believe I forgot to leave this review earlier - our pup, Pepsi stayed with Frankie and her family over the Christmas holidays last year. Pepsi was made to feel part of the family and was absolutely doted on. Frankie took him for long walks every day, which is perfect. Without a doubt, we wouldn't hesitate to have Pepsi stay with Frankie and her family again!
A couple obviously very comfortable with dogs. Maisie got daily walks, play time with other dogs, and some new experiences too.Daily e-mailed updates, with pictures. We are very happy with the care Frankie provided, and will book her again, thru Dogvacay.
I had mixed feelings when preparing this reservation review since I know we will have hard time booking our little princesses with Frankie as she gets more and more reviews, but we are fair and we believe we should let other pet parents know about her service and care provided to our little princesses Juliet & Tiffany....AWESOME AND FANTASTIC!!

Frankie help ease our separation anxiety ( yeah we are the ones that have it not our pups) by showing us the level of care and love demonstrated to our girls, that a one time stranger (and now considered part of our extended family here in Calgary) is able to provide.

Frankie and family are so kind and care for their guest so well that we were thrilled by the way we got periodic daily reports and pics on how they were and what they were doing and how well we found them once picked up today.

She made them feel part of their family routine and even let them rule the house, run, play and sleep the same way they do it at home. Arthur, her husband went and have them be part of their garage band rehearsal on sat and Jennie, her daughter was so kind in caring for them both and cleaning and brushing them as well.

Frankie even accommodated her backyard to fit our needs by making sure every little opening was blocked to prevent our little escape artist Juliet to get out. They even help her plant their vegetable garden this weekend!

Koodos to Frankie, Arthur and Jennie! 1000% ( yeah a thousand percent) recommended.
We are SO thrilled to have found Frankie and her wonderful family when they watched our beloved pooch Taz! Do not hesitate in contacting her, she is quite simply the best!

Our usual dog sitter was out of town during the week we were away for our destination wedding so I turned to and found Frankie. What a pleasure! She is very friendly, knowledgeable, quick to respond, easy to work with & meet. Upon meeting her and seeing her home, we were well assured we found the very best vaycay for our senior pug Taz.

I loved that her home had no other dogs so Taz got loads of attention, care and play time to himself. Frankie was attentive, caring, responsible, sent cute daily recaps/pics and eased our minds knowing we left him in such good hands.

I can tell Taz enjoyed his stay - he was well rested, happy and relaxed when he came home. We will undoubtedly use Frankie's fabulous services again in the future should we go away.

Thanks again Frankie!!! :)
This was such a great experience! Frankie was so friendly and sent lots of updates to let us know how Foxy was doing throughout the weekend. She definetly got a little spoiled with her many many walks and lots of attention. Would recommend Frankie's services to anyone!
Frankie and her family were amazing hosts for Cassie. I could tell right away that Cassie was going to be comfortable and at home there. Frankie was great at communicating and sending photos of Cassie to let me know how she was doing.
While Cassie was at Frankie's I found out that I had to make an unexpected trip out of town right away again after her dog Vacay was over. Frankie immediately helped to arrange for someone to help out with Cassie and continued to check in on her while I was away. Frankie truly did go above and beyond and I would not hesitate to book her again.
My dog had stayed with Frankie and he was good taken care of. Frankie has a lot of experience with dogs, her place is nice an convenient with fenced back yard, near dog walking area, and most importantly she has a dog loving family. It's also good that she only take one dog at a time so my dog will get all care he needs. I got updates and pictures, it's so releaving to know that my dog is in a good hand. I will definitely ask for her help again in the future.
This was stay #2 for Bobby (12 year old golden doodle) with Frankie, and we both love her. She's definitely our preferred Dog Vacay person in Calgary!
Molly loved her stay with Frankie! It was our first time leaving our puppy for an overnight stay, but Frankie made it so easy. She kept Molly busy with lots of walks and trips to the park. She sent us pictures and updates to let us know how everything was going. It was very easy for us to enjoy our trip not having to worry about our pup. We will definitely leave Molly with Frankie next time!
It was pawsome!!! It is the 1st time using DogVacay, so me and my husband were a little bit hesitant at 1st, in the past we used to leave Russell in a dog hotel out of town very inconvenient because of the time you will need to be there to leave him for them to accept it and the time you will need to be back to pick him up and very far away from our home.

Frankie has a lovely home with a private closed backyard (fence is very high so there is no escape possibility) right in downtown (so very convenient), she was super flexible about the meet and greet and about everything, I was extremely surprised.

She sent me daily detail updates with pictures since the same evening we left Russell with her and her lovely family about what he was doing, his behaved, his walks, and the fun he was having.

Russell is a Siberian husky 1.5 years old so still a pup with lots of energy (seriously lots of energy) and Frankie made sure to provide him with lots of fun and time outside while been safe (always on a leach). You can tell that they all love dogs and I felt that I left Russell in excellent hands to take care of him.

We really appreciate it! and for sure we will be booking again in the future and I highly recommend her home specially to new people that has never used DogVacay.
Frankie took fantastic care of my nutty hound and took him on many adventure long walks and kept me up to date with fun photos. Farley had never stayed away from home so was so nice that he had such a positive experience! Highly rec. Frankie and her family -- they treated Farley with all the love and care like their family pet.
We, including Rocco and Coco, were very happy with the care that Frankie gave. We received daily updates and lots of wonderful photos. Frankie's personal touch made my puppies feel at home and relaxed. Rocco and Coco came home happy, not stressed. I would highly recommend Frankie for your fur baby!
Our Pepsi loved his short stay this weekend with Frankie and her family! She took time to ask lot's of questions about Pepsi and set the house up to be really comfy for him, including moving a small ottoman near the window so he can peek out and wag at passers-by. Frankie took Pepsi out for a nice long walks and tuckered him out, which is great - that's what makes him happy! We're confident that Pepsi got lot's of attention and cuddles and are feeling really good about leaving him for a longer stay coming up soon! I would highly recommend them to look after your dog if you're looking for a worry-free vacation :)
I honestly thought it would be hard work finding someone to take our 5 month old Basset Hound puppy. From the moment I met Frankie and her family I felt at ease. They genuinely loved meeting Scout and didn't seem deterred by his (long) list of traits.
While we were away Frankie kept us fully updated with Scout's days. With detailed emails and photos I knew he was having a great time and being well cared for.
Even though I worried our mischievous mutt might be a bit hard to handle Frankie took it all in her stride and I believed her when she said she would miss him.
Thank you Frankie, Arthur and Jenny. You made our trip all the more enjoyable knowing Scout was in good hands.
Lorna, Scout and family.
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