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Theresa M.

17 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Theresa's Resident Pets

Russell Terrier
14 yr 5 mo old

Theresa's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Theresa

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a stay at home wife and mom of 2 boys in their 20's who live on their own. We have one furry kid at home, who is 15 and recently lost his older brother.

I am happy to be able to offer loving care to your senior, or low key pet in my home during the hours you require. I live in a home that sits on 3 very quiet, wooded acres so there is plenty of room to roam, and space for nice, relaxed walks. I am also close to Lake Galena, as well as a very nice Dog park, so short trips for socializing are absolutely possible if you would like me to do so.

Having had animals in my family all my life, I understand the individuality that is within every pet, and that some dogs prefer a quiet, comfortable space where they can chill out with little distraction, in a non chaotic environment. I only watch a few dogs at a time, and your pup will be cared for as if they were my own. I will also follow recommended dietary needs and can administer medications or injections as needed.

Mostly, though, your pet will be safe and loved, and not alone while you are at work or away.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Theresa M.

17 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Theresa's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Theresa's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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17 Reviews
We left our dog JigZ with Theresa from 12/21/16 till 01/01/17 ! Jigz was loved and well cared for , he was treated like one of the family ! Theresa sent me pictures of JigZ daily . Our experience with Theresa was absolutely wonderful !! I highly recommend her to all !!
Toby's stay with Theresa was great. He seemed happy and well cared for. She sent us pics during his visit. Theresa was easy to work with, quick and thorough to communicate, and went out of her way to accommodate us.
Theresa was great. I'd never left Max before and she sent pictures and assured me he settled down within 10 minutes of me leaving and was enjoying his vacay with her dog Louie!
Theresa was just wonderful. Flexible, pleasant, and really caring. I would absolutely bring our little Georgie there again!
great experience as always
Theresa was awesome. She took very good care of my older dog. I was happy that Theresa sent me some pictures during my dog's stay. I could see that my dog was very relaxed and comfortable. I will definitely be bringing my dog back for another Vacay with Theresa. I would highly recommend her to my friends and family.
Everything about our experience with Theresa was wonderful. We needed a last minute booking for our lab and Theresa responded, "yes" in under an hour! We were traveling from New England to the Mid Atlantic on a rainy, Friday afternoon-the trip took much longer than expected, 9 hours instead of 6, and we arrived at 10pm. Theresa and her husband were very gracious and understanding re: our circumstances. Theresa sent text messages with photos re: how our dogs were getting along and how our dog was adjusting. We had to pick our dog up very early on Sumday morning, and again, Theresa was accommodating. When we showed up at 7 am, our dog was happy, healthy and ready to go. Great dog sitter!
Theresa is amazing! Wishbone was well taken care of and loved hanging out with Louie. We got pictures and text updates throughout our vacation. Wishie loves Theresa, her husband and their Louie! Would definitely send Wishie back to Theresa's!
Great experience! Theresa was very professional and kind. I was nervous to go on vacation and leave my puppy ...but Theresa put me at ease. She was kind enough to allow my pup to make herself right at home. It was like having her stay with a relative.
Theresa and her family including Louie were great hosts for my pet dog. Arya seemed to have had a great time. Theresa accommodated my late request promptly when I was running out of options. Sent me a lot of great pictures. Would highly recommend.
Theresa sent me great videos and pictures; it was obvious that my dog was happy. I am soooo happy I decided to have her as a sitter. I did not worry about a thing. I give 5 stars gladly.
Our pups stayed with Theresa for 4 days while we were away. She sent photos every day and treated them like they were her own. They were happy and well rested when they returned. Thanks Theresa!
Theresa did a great job! Sachi is going back for an extended visit. Thanks!!!
Theresa is amazing. On the meet and greet I was very comfortable with Theresa and Louie. We went away for 12 days and it was the first time Seamus was left with anyone but family. Theresa send emails and pictures of Seamus daily. Theresa is very special and I am glad we found her for Seamus. Anytime I go away I feel like Seamus will stay with his new extended family. Thank to Theresa's family.
Bam-bam was happy and we got lots of pictures thanks Theresa
I am EXTREMELY particular on where I leave my "best friend". My sitter of over two years moved from the area thus putting me on the mission to find someone I was comfortable with and would also provide the love and care that my dog expects and deserves. Theresa was extremely responsive to messages, flexible with a meet and greet, warm and comforting, & accommodating with dates and times. My 8 year old Irish Setter came home exhausted and happy after spending the Easter weekend with Theresa and her family. I have already requested another visit. Thank you for being so kind and caring!!
This was our first experience w DogVacay. We really could not have asked for a better family to leave our 2 yr old Scottish Terrier, Charlotte! The updates, which included photos and videos, were very thoughtful and really helped us during our time away.
We highly recommend Theresa and her husband and their dog Louie! They were very attentive and loving towards our little girl! We are so thankful that we will now have a caring sitter and warm home for Charlotte for future stays!
Thank you!
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