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Petra & Steve B.
Largo, FL 33770
78 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Petra & Steve's Resident Pets

Ella
Beagle
Female
14 yr 8 mo old
Rusty
Beagle
Male
8 yr 8 mo old
Bowtie
Beagle
Female
2 yr 8 mo old

Petra & Steve'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 Petra & Steve

32 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
appro. 2000 sq ft., single floor home in a very save neighborhood.
Great for dogs and cats. Lots of light inside, lots of trees, a pet pool and shade outside.
Completely fenced in. Inside of house is petfriendly with lots of toys, light, room and dogpillows.
We are in love with all pets, but require for larger and giant dogs and all felines (cats, rabbits etc.) a Meet'n'Greet upfront.
Cat Hosting is $ 15 per 24 hours (overnight) and $10 per 12 hours (daycare).
• Dog Hosting is $ 25 per 24 hours (overnight) and $ 20 per 12 hours (daycare).
• All other pet hosting services (birds, amphibiens, fish, rabbits, ferets etc.) require a custom quote.
• Rebates are given for hosting multiple pets.
• Coupon Codes and Promo Specials by Dogvacay are available on certain holidays and seasonals. First-time booking promos are available upon request.
• for various other services that we offer, please click on the top tab called SERVICES and RATES.

THANKS for your visit and for hosting with us!
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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
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Petra & Steve B.
Largo, FL 33770
78 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 27, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Petra & Steve'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
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Petra & Steve's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$30 /hour
Grooming
$30 /min
$60 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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78 Reviews
After our meet-n-greet we decided that Petra would be safe home for Harley to stay while we were away. She does have 3 beagles that kept barking while we were there, but she told me it was just because they didn't know me and they would calm down when it was just Harley, so I was ok with that. We dropped Harley off after 5pm on 9/9 and picked him up on 9/17 at 6pm. While we were away we received a few photos of Harley, along with another dog she dog sits during the day (which we didn't know about). When we were on our way home, I texted Petra to let her know about what time that we'd be there to get Harley. When I arrived at the house to pick Harley up by the time I got our of my car she had him at the front door waiting for me. She dropped his leash and he walked up to me and then to the car, at this time she turned around, shut the door and went back inside and got his food bowls. While waiting I noticed they had an envelope on their porch so I picked it up to hand it to her when she returned. She then came back to the door, stood in the doorway, with the door close to her, handed me his bowls and said "ok. here you go" and then without giving me a chance to say or do anything, said "I'll take that" and took the envelope from my hand. I had to ask her how the week went, she said ok. and that was it, she shut the door and i left. The entire pickup was very strange. We have used dog sitters several times before and Harley has never wanted to leave, that was not the case here!
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I don't know what Indie and I would do without Petra and Steve. They are wonderful and very responsive to my needs. Indie loves to go to her home away from home. Shhhhh, I want to keep them all to myself :-)
We have had Petra and Steve watch our other pets but this was the first time for our rescue Capt Toby. He had only been with us for a month and was a little shy and afraid of thunderstorms. Petra put me right at ease that he would be fine and she was 100% right. He loved all the time with his new friends and couch time at her house. We had storms while we were gone and Capt Toby didn't even need his thunder shirt. He came home a very happy boy! A big thank you to Petra and Steve for caring for our boy!!!
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I just want to say that I will leave my babies with Petra and Steve with my eyes close ( this is a saying we have in Spanish). It means we trust them with all our heart and soul. They have gone beyond to take care of our dogs these days. There has been much rain and then a hurricane boy that is big with all this they took pictures of the two sleeping, watching the rain and just soothing them. I am so pleased with my decision and I know anyone who chooses Petra and Steve will feel the same. Their home is warm and welcome. Petra keeps it clean and dog friendly. My husband I were able to relax on vacation without any worry. We want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts for taking excellent care of the two most important members of our lives these days. We will look to them for all our vacation or days to take care of them. We can not say enough about how we feel especially that Pepper is a resent rescue he just fell in that says a lot. Thank you Petra and Steve.
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I know my little ones had a great day when they got home they fell out. Pepper especially because he is a playful one. He must have used all his energy running and playing. Beba of course is a girly girl she loves to be hugged and kissed. I know from the way they behaved they had a great time. I know they were well taken care of and pleased me. I know I can count on Petra and Steve to take care of them again. Thanks so much.
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When I parked the car on their driveway, Ike jumped out the window because he was so excited to stay there again!
Petra and Steve kept our dog for 8 days total. She kept us informed with pictures of our baby playing with others. We get to pick her up this afternoon. Can not wait to see her....
Our Snoopy had a wonderful time with Petra and Steve. We had a terrible time leaving him, so the emails, pictures, and videos were so reassuring and wonderful to get. We would definitely trust Petra and Steve to take care of Snoopy again. :)
Wonderful couple. Nice home. Very welcoming. Took an interest in my puppy and assisting with training techniques. Petra is a certified trainer. Very pleasant.
Everything was great. Petra sent pictures during the stay and I'm sure my dog had a great time. He came back worn out after playing hard for a few days
I would highly recommend Petra. It was obvious that she has such love for animals. My yorkie felt right at home. Bella is almost 15 years old and had a ball running around in the back yard with the other dogs.
Thank you Petra, I hope you are available for my other trips.
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Great. Rocky was in great hands.
We were in an area without cell service for days and never had a moment's worry. Casey loves staying with Petra and Steve !
I was pleasantly surprised. My Baby can be a little nervous around other dogs, especially in a loud kennel situation. but she was great with Petra's 3 dogs. Normally with anything new she gets stressed out and it takes a week or more to get her back to her old self. But not this time. It was wonderful. She was ready to come home but I think she could have stayed longer with no problems. Dog Vacay is definitely the way to go. I will positively use them again.
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Petra was wonderful with Auggie. She accommodated us last minute. She made Auggie feel at home and sent us updates and photos. I would definitely recommend Petra and Steve.
They were very accommodating for our last minute reservation. Our dog, Khloe, seemed to adjust really well. In fact, she acted like she didn't want to leave when we came to get her! Thanks Petra and Steve for helping us out!
Jake had a wonderful time. He came home exhausted.
Indie loved her stay. And I didn't have to worry about her.
So sorry for delay in reviewing, I merely overlooked doing so! This was our second time in using Petra and Steve and as with the first stay, we were confident that Bach received great care.
Always gives me peace of mind knowing Petra will be taking care of our Blue and Crush!
Bailee is a return pup and enjoyed her overnight stay with Petra, Steve and the resident beagles!
Great hosts, Patches loves going.
Petra and Steve are my Yorki's best second mommy and daddy! They take her in as she is part of their family. I appreciate them so much! She has been with them a lot this past year and she's going back to visit very soon. Thank you Petra and Steve!
My Rudy had such a great time and came home so happy! It was so nice to receive pics while we were away to see him so loved!!! Thanks so much!
As always, Steve and Petra took wonderful care of our 3 little doggies during our recent vacation. Our dogs are always happy to go and be with Petra and her dogs. She treats them really well and always keeps us informed through email pictures. Will definitely take them there again!
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Petra came to the house to meet us and Blue, she immediately put us at ease. Blue is senior dog he has a couple special needs and Petra was happy to work with him to get him to take his pills. She send photos of him to us while we were away. We came home to a happy boy! We will definitely recommend Petra and Steve and use them again ourselves.
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Patches enjoyed his stay. We will definitely be repeat customers. They were wonderful.
We have used Petra and Steve before and returned to them because they are tolerant of Bach's highly energetic personality. He was happy to see Petra when we dropped him off, and we know he loves having a beautiful backyard to "hunt" in and "guard" as well as having other dog friends to romp with! We will definitely use Petra & Steve again.
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Lola seemed to be very happy when we picked her up and the entire week following her stay! She was absolutely exhausted from playing so much, so she didn't mind when I had to leave for work the next morning! I'm glad that Petra did not have to use Lola's calming pill when it stormed, as we only like to do that if she is really out of sorts and disturbing the household. Petra said that having the other dogs around help calm her. We've already made our next reservation!
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Thank you Petra and Steve! I want to thank you for taking such good care of Dani again!! I adored the photo's you sent, it made me know she was in great hands and enjoying herself. Looking forward to seeing you again next month. Judy
I hate leaving Dexter behind when I travel. I am so thankful for Doggie Vacay as I would hate to ever leave him in a kennel. I am sure that Dexter enjoyed his visit with Petra and Steve as much as I enjoyed my out of town visit with my sister. I loved the email updates with photos that they provided. I would feel very comfortable having him stay there again.
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As always Petra and Steve took excellent care of Joey and Bailey
Casey had a wonderful time with Petra and Steve and their great beagle crew! We never had a moments worry knowing Petra was taking such good care of our sweet Cocker. Casey is a little high maintenance with some medications to administer but Petra never skipped a beat ... she came home healthy, happy and tired from all the fun. We are so grateful to have a trusted home to count on so we could really enjoy our vacation.

Thank you Petra and Steve!
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Wonderful as always. Thank you.
Steve and Petra are great and our doggies love to visit. They take good care of our pets and they are great sending pictures and updates. Will use them again soon!
Once again I brought home a happy puppy. He is very very attached to me, but he loves to visit Aunt Petra and the boys. He is properly pampered and has fun playmates as well as companions to nap with.
Outstanding pet sitter.
Once again Petra and Steve loved and cared for our Buddy. He was with them two weeks this time and he came home again a happy little guy! Thanks again for treating him as part of your family
My go to sitter for Charlie. Must book early as they fill up fast!!!! Highly recommended!
Always a pleasure booking with Petra & Steve. Thank you so much for taking such great care of my Charlie!!!!
Charlie loves staying at Petra & Steve! They are very loving and take excellent care of him. I feel extremely comfortable with him staying here.
Excellent hosts. Charlie feels right at home. Highly recommended!!!!
Petra and Steve were amazing hosts to our dog Bendi. She integrated well into their home "pack" and had a wonderful stay with them-- so much so that we already booked another visit! A great location close to our non-pet friendly beach condo so we can visit our dog and take her out on adventures. Thank you to Petra and Steve for being amazing hosts! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for someone to care for their dog near the beach area.
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Another wonderful vaca for Buddy! He is looking forward to seeing Petra and the gang next month. Thanks Petra for loving him as if he were one of your own.
This was not Fritzy's first visit to Petra's but it was his longest. He was happy to see me when I returned but sad to leave Petra and his beagle friends.
As always I felt very comfortable leaving my little buddy in Petra's care. He loves the romp with the other dogs and I'm sure that he was spoiled by Petra.
I'm grateful that there is such a safe, fun place for him to stay. Ann Wilson
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Roy had a great time, I love the updates Petra sends us while we are gone. Petra is so nice and kind.
Petra & Steve was Bach's first experience with DogVacay. Usually he stays with family, but once we tried a kennel. It was the kennel experience that caused me to investigate other options. I set up a few meet & greets with different DogVacay options. My husband visited only two. As soon as he and Bach met with Petra, he was convinced that Bach would be comfortable and happy. He was right. Bach loves to romp outdoors, the large backyard provided that opportunity. He also likes to socialize with other animals, so having 3 family dogs as companions made for lots of social time. Upon request, Petra met with us twice before we actually left Bach and sent us picture updates during our time away. The day we picked Bach up, he looked well taken care of; he wasn't hoarse as he was when we picked him up from kennel; and he was utterly pooped (which meant he had a hard day playing and guarding.) So as a first experience with DogVacay, Petra & Steve made it a good one. Many thanks to them!
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Petra and Steve were God sent, they took such good care of Bailey and Joey. From the time you meet them they really put you at ease that their main responsibility is to take care of your little 4 legged friends. It helped getting the updates with photos and videos. They also enjoyed the company of their beagles and made some good friends. Petra was very flexible in adjusting her schedule to accommodate an additional two days. We definitely will be returning customers.
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After our meet and greet with Petra and Steve I knew in my heart we made the right decision to leave our precious four legged family member Bailee with them while we vacationed Christmas week. They accommodated us on very short notice. Bailee is a cocker spaniel and on the nervous side, requires daily medication and is not used to being around other dogs, so I was worried she would have a problem. Not at all! She got along with Petra and Steves adorable beagles and even started to howl like a beagle! She warmed up quickly and the pictures and videos they sent showed her having the time of her life! I called to check on her a few times and always got an update. The comfort in knowing she was being cared for with much love and fun made our time away from her much easier. We picked her up yesterday and she's been acting like a playful, happy pup! We will most definitely use there services again!
Donna K. & Mike H.
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Petra and Steve were wonderful. They sent me photo's and kept me informed how my Yorki was doing. They made me feel very comfortable on leaving her with them and when I returned home she was in good spirits. I have a couple of trips planned so I am planning on using them again. I would give them 5 stars!!!!
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Another great visit with Petra. We brought both dogs over for daycare and everything was wonderful. Thanks again!
Another wonderful vacation for our son, Buddy. When we arrived to drop him off, he leaped into Petra's lap and ran into the house. So comforting to know he is cared for while we are away. Thanks again Petra and Steve. See you again soon.
Petra is family! We love her!
Charlie is more than happy with his stay at the Petra & Steve residence. Would definitely recommend!
Petra & Steve did a great job caring for our beagle with mobility issues. He looked so relaxed when I picked him up. Thank you for going out of your way to accommodate us. We will definitely return again.
5 star sitter!!!!!
Our 3 little doggies had another wonderful stay with Petra and Steve. They were well cared for and got along well with Petra's dogs. We will definitely use them again for our next trip! Thanks, Petra and Steve for making our vacation worry free!
Sergio, Cede & Ciccio all loved their visit with Petra and Steve. This was the first time we left our doggies for a whole week with someone and Petra showed that she loved them all. Our guys also got along with her dogs and enjoyed playing in her back yard. I liked seeing the photos and video she sent us. We will definitely be back for another visit.
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Mia spent her first weekend with Petra and Steve. She came home happy and tired which are great signs of a well spent weekend. I enjoyed receiving the photos of Mia while I was away. I could tell by her expressions she was a happy pup.
Felt very comfortable after meeting Petra & Steve at a pre-vacation meeting. During our time away we received updates with pictures which showed Toby having a good time.
Great house for dogs. I received many photos during the week I was away and have no doubt my pet was well cared for and was not lonely. My pet needs meds 2-3x daily and that went smoothly as well. I plan on using Petra & Steve again.
We were concerned about leaving Kayla for a week when we flew to Canada for a wedding. We knew she would be best served in a home environment with playful dog pals. Meeting Petra, Steve and their three beagles reassured us that she would enjoy her vacay too. Petra sent several descriptive emails, complete with pictures and accounts of Kayla's activities, which put our minds greatly at east. We are so grateful to Petra & Steve and the way they blended Kayla into their household, as their own. We would not hesitate to ask them to care for Kayla again.
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As usual Petra and Steve were just wonderful! Crash loves his visits with them and their great dogs! We have usued them many times and will continue in the future! All in all they are the best!!
Wow, what a great experience. We took Buddy to Petra's for daycare a few times so he would be familiar with her before we left him for 2 weeks. After the very first day of daycare he was excited to get out of the car each time there after. All during the time away we received emails with updates and pictures which we thoroughly loved. We picked Buddy up this morning after two weeks and he was his happy normal self. Petra, Steve and the beagles were all such wonderful company for Buddy. They are so knowledgable about dogs and so very caring. I think we have found the perfect dog vacation spot for Buddy. Gary/Cathy/Buddy
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Petra always does a great job with Sugar! We will be back!
Petra & Steve are simply wonderful... they truly love our pup like their own. Can't say enough about how happy we are with how they take care of Tucker. Love them!!!!
Petra always does the best job with Sugar! She was sad to leave but hopefully she can come back to visit with Petra and her new puppy Bowtie soon! Thanks Petra! John and Terri
Petra and Steve were great hosts for our boy Crash! It's the second time he has stayed there and he had a great time! He was so excited when we got there he couldn't wait to get out of the house to see Petra,Steve and their pups Rusty and Ella!They are also great people and I can say it's a pleasure to know them now! Highly recommened and can't wait to go on our next trip so Crash can stay there again!
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Truthfully we can't say enough about Petra. Our dog means the world to us and that is just how Petra treated him - just like her own. She genuinely loves dogs and seemed to love having him there and he was sooo happy. We have never left Tucker with anyone but family and he was made to feel just like a part of her's. Her 2 dogs are as sweet as can be and Tucker had sooo much fun with them. We will definitely leave Tucker with Petra again and would highly recommend Petra and her fun loving home for your pup. Very pleased!
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Hi Petra, Thanks again for taking such good care of Sonni. As soon as we walked up to your front door Sonni couldn't wait to get in to see his 'furbuddys'. Look forward to seeing you again when we get some time off. Rick
Hi Petra,
(Second timers)
We,ve found the perfect vacation spot for Sonni - with Petra and family. As we were leaving town and dropping off Sunni, he knew where we were going as soon as we turned down Petra's street. No hesitation on his part to join his keepers and fur pals.
Thanks again Petra, it's such a relief to know Sonni will be safe and happy while we're away.
Rick and Alisa
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Petra was a great host for our dog Crash!! She is a very caring person and made us feel comfortable knowing Crash would be in good hands!! Her whole family including her dogs Ella and Rusty made Crash feel loved and cared for!! It was the best experience that Crash could have had when we went on our 6 day trip!! Thank you! Thank You! Petra! You are the best!! Petra will be Crash's regular Dog Vacay spot when we are away!!
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This was our fur-baby's first stay with DogVacay and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. We vacationed in the mountains and had no wi-fi or phone service and we missed our Sonni so much. When we came back down one evening where there was service, there was an email with pictures and messages waiting for us. What a comfort. Petra limits her guests to one family at a time, which assures that Sonni had her undivided attention. Petra has two dogs of her own, and Sonni fit right in and loved playing and running with 'Rusty' the youngest. We could tell that Sonni quickly became a part of Petra's family and when we came to pick him up, she said she already missed him. Back at home, Sonni is looking everywhere for his new fur-pals to play with. I got a followup phone call from Petra letting us know that Sonni was welcome back anytime - she said she wished it would be soon. Petra is a caring asset for DogVacay and we would recommend her care for anyone. Thank you Petra, Rick and Alisa
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Petra was great. She emailed photos of our dog while we were away. We were able to travel and not worry about our pet. Great job Petra.
Fritzy loved his visit. Today he is sleeping, but tomorrow he will miss his beagle friends and new love Petra. I would recommend Petra's home to anyone.
Petra has a wonderful personality that is kind and gentle to dogs. Her home is dog friendly and her extra large backyard is great for the dogs running around. She creates a warm caring environment for your pet while it is separated from the family. Thanks for everything you do for our pet.
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I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU for Petra with Largo Pet Vacay! She did a great job with my dog Sugar this past weekend and we felt very comfortable leaving her there...she sent us pictures during our weekend to know Sugar was doing great which really eased my mind!

I will use Petra again! Thanks!

John W. K,
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Petra (+Ella her beagle) were wonderful! They loved & cared for our two 75lb Labrador Retrievers for the weekend & made it fun & social for them:-) The quality & value of Petra's care exceeded our expectations. We will be back when in the area. Thanks so much DogVacay!!
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