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Colleen H.

11 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Colleen's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

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About Colleen

Imagine.... Your dog waking up in a caring household where he is given tons of affection and love, and has all of Rock Creek Park at his/her door step. It is your dog's paradise!

With a teen in the home , your dog will get lots of play and exercise. We have one, friendly indoor cat, Slick who has prior experience with dogs and can stay clear elsewhere in our large home if need be. Home all day during Spring Break holidays.
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Colleen H.

11 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
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  • Last updated December 8, 2015


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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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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Colleen's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Dog Walking
$7 /half-hour
$15 /hour
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
11 Reviews
Colleen always takes great care of our pup, we know she's in good hands when we're gone!
We are never disappointed with the care our dog receives while we're out of town. Colleen always takes such great care of her, and it's evident when we return home. Great communication, regularly updates about our dog- couldn't ask for more!
Colleen and her son did a great job caring for our dog Pockets. They texted cute pictures and updates while we were away that showed Pockets having a great time. They even taught us a trick to get her to take her medicine. We definitely recommend them!
I can't say enough good things about Colleen - we left our 15 year old "puppy" with Colleen for two weeks over the holidays. She sent daily pictures and updates. She treated our dog like her own - she interfaced with our vet when there was a small medical issue - including driving to the vet's office to pick up medicine. Colleen was focused on Stella's routines and making sure she was as comfortable as possible. Colleen was flexible and understanding with schedules (both ours and our dog's). And, most of all, she and her son, Damian, clearly love dogs and treated Stella, our dog, with great care, love and attention. I wouldn't hesitate to call on Colleen again when the need arises!
Colleen went above and beyond what I could have asked for. My dog is old. I asked Colleen to leave my dog at my house and just feed and walk him three times a day. She did that - and he had a lot of accidents and problems. She kept me posted and took care of everything. She is a gem!
Colleen was so great with our sweet Millie girl! It was our first time using, and we were hesitant being new to the district, and unfamiliar with services here. She made us confident in the program, and we will gladly use her when available! She sent updates and pictures while we were gone which was comforting being away. I knew Millie was in good hands when we came home and she was happy as ever-bouncing like her normal self. Thanks!
Colleen was amazing! From the moment we met at the meet & great, my wife and I felt completely comfortable leaving our pup with her. She made every effort to insure Penny's stay was the best it could be. She sent multiple pictures each day from all the fun activities she took her on.

We highly recommend her and will definitely use her again for our next trip.
My dog stayed with Colleen for three nights while I was busy getting married and entertaining family and friends who were in town for my wedding festivities. Colleen was great! She was very accomodating with drop-off and pick-up times. She was also very thorough -- she made sure that she knew my dog's schedule, what time she likes to eat, where she likes to walk, and what her favorite toys are. Before I left, Colleen scattered my dog's toys around the house to make her feel more at home. I felt very comfortable leaving Aloe with Colleen, especially over a weekend when I had way too much on my mind to have to worry about my dog! Colleen sent me pictures and daily updates. I highly recommend Colleen and we hope to see her again soon.
I think Dixie had a great time with Colleen and Damian. We really appreciate her taking such good care of our baby and keeping us posted with daily messages and pics.
Lucky had a fantastic time with Colleen. He was well taken care of, and she was flexible and responsive.
Colleen was the perfect petsitter. She texted us pictures every day while we were away and gave us descriptions of all the fun Sadie was having with her and her son. We were able to relax and enjoy our vacation knowing that our dog was in good hands.
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