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Holly M.

38 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Labrador Retriever

Holly's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Holly's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About Holly

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
** NOTE: ** At this time, I am not able to take dogs that are under a year of age and are not completely housebroken. I am also not able to watch large dogs, ie: dogs over 60 pounds, unless it is so calm and docile around both cats and babies.

Hello! I'm Holly and I have been a fan of dogs since I was a little girl and had a Doberman Pincher. I've since been a momma to a German Shepherd (d. 1-10-07), an American Bulldog and a Shep Mix. I've cared for my father's 150 pound shephard mix (d. 2002).

I have a 7 year old son and a one year old daughter, plus three easy-going cats. I'm a self-employed, work from home mother. My yard is fenced in but it's a low fence so no fence jumpers. I have dogs on two sides of me but I am able to control outside access. I do have a few garden plots (spring and summer only) that I need to protect from inquisitive dogs.

I do have two kennels, if needed, as well as dog supplies, like bowls, Gentle Leader, leashes, toys and such.

I call all dogs Pups regardless of age! Lots of belly rubs, snout smooches and outside time here!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Holly M.

38 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Holly's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Holly's Home
$17 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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38 Reviews
Holly was so great! She kept in contact with me - sending me photos and asking questions about their behavior. I would definitely take my pups to Holly again!
Holly was great and very accommodating. Our larger dog gets very nervous when we leave her with people shes never been around and Holly took great care of both of them. Our dogs love kids as well so I'm sure that helped them settle in as well.
Marley loves her chuck-it football that ended up in someone else's yard that they were not able to retrieve. This ball had holes in it and was worn but Holly bought Marley another ball! That was definitely going above and we greatly appreciate it!
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Boris came home tired and happy. He had a new experience and I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing he was well cared for.
Our dog Gracie stayed with Holly for 10 days. Gracie is 10 years old and hadn't been boarded since she was a puppy, so we were concerned about her care while we were away. We considered boarding in a kennel, but that turned us off, since it seemed more like a doggy jail to us, as she would receive very few walks and spend a lot of time in a small cage. We were looking for exactly what Holly provided: a loving home with people who love dogs. Gracie got regular walks and got to ride in the car with the family. She got to sleep under the bed, which is her preferred nightly ritual. Holly made sure her “tricky-treat ball” was filled with dog food, as that is Gracie’s favorite way to eat. When Gracie wasn’t eating much (probably due to nerves and being in a new place), Holly gave her our suggested oatmeal with maple syrup (our Gracie is a little spoiled, yes!). When we made it known that Gracie is an “escape artist”, Holly suggested we bring a tie-out stake to make sure Gracie didn’t escape. We did just that, and Gracie was able to enjoy a lot of time outdoors (one of her favorite things!) in Holly’s large backyard. Holly was diligent about giving us regular updates (with photos!) on how Gracie was doing. We were able to thoroughly enjoy our vacation knowing our dog was safe and well taken care of. We can’t thank Holly and her family enough, and it goes without saying (although we will happily say it!) that we will use her again and that she gets our highest recommendation!
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After 2.5 wk stay, I returned to a happy, healthy and well cared for dog, who'd been completely loved up by Holly and her family. My dog suffered a bit of anxiety over storms, and Holly contacted us right away, and took proper action. We received text & photo updates, news of walks.After 9 years of ownership we had our greatest sense of ease to date regarding boarding. We appreciate that Holly sees the intellect and personality of our Aussie as much as we do, and treats her like one of the family.
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Holly was great. She took good care of my dogs, even gave them a bath before I pick them up.
This was my first time using DogVacay. Holly boarded my 13 years old, "special needs" dog. Holly did a great job taking care of my baby. I could tell because Dee-Dee didn't have all of the anxiousness she usually has when she stays at the kennel. Holly accepted my last-minute booking request quickly and when I experienced travel delays returning Holly accommodated my schedule with no problem. You can tell Holly is a real animal lover. I will definitely use Holly to watch my dog again.
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My corgi was being taken cared of by Holly this past week and I couldn't ask for a better host to watch my dog while I was away! Holly has excellent communication and sends messages/pictures frequently to let you know your dog is doing fine and will go the extra mile to ensure your dog had an incredible time while in her home. Two thumbs up!!
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Flexible and reliable!
Holly and her family were so welcoming to Jimmy that it made our time away from him stress free. We will continue to trust Jimmy in Holly's care in years to come!!
She was very nice and showed me around where Daisy would be staying.
We were in Columbus and need a dog sitter. Holly was fantastic. She enjoys being apart of Dog Vacay and was very nice to our dog. Thank you so much. You were fabulous. Definitely would use her again.
Holly was awesome!
Part of original booking -- same as previous review
Same as last review -- part of that boarding
Holly is great, looked after little Pistol very well in the horrible weather we had in January. Can't thank her enough!!
Holly was, as always, wonderful with Isis. Isis seems to consider a visit to Holly and her family to be a vacation!
I have a 2 year old boxer that, though calm at home with my 3 year old daughter, can definitely be a bit high strung around new people. I have boarded him before at the big facilities but wanted to try DogVacay because I felt he would be more comfortable in a home environment.

Holly was so wonderful! She sent me updates and pictures to let me know how our baby dog was doing. She took my dog for runs with her which is great for a boxer! My daughter enjoyed seeing the pictures because she missed her doggy. I would definitely recommend Holly and use her again in the future :)
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I think Ginger was well taken care of but dealing with Holly was frustrating at times, her text messages were confusing like she would say "ginger won't leave my cats or my son alone, shes so sweet" and then i suggested that if i got in early i would pick the dog up early then she went into a tangent about the dog only being scheduled until sunday and her not being able to keep her until monday which was something I never suggested. The communication was almost horrible because i had no idea what was really going on.
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Isis always seems to love visiting Holly!
Holly was a great caregiver! She kept me in the loop about Sadie's day, made sure to have all of the instructions/phone number and was sincere in taking good care of our dog. I would use her again. I felt at ease leaving our dog in her care.
Holly was great and Macy was happy! We felt good leaving Macy in her care and would use her again! Thanks, Holly!
Holly great as always
Holly was awesome, and took great care of Doc. We will definently use her the next time.
Holly was great with Mason! It was comforting to get updates that Mason was doing well while we were out of town. He must have loved the big backyard and all of the playing because he came home and was wore out! Thanks Holly! :)
Holly and her family were wonderful! Isis seems to have been very happy there!
Holly & Pete are great as usual. Pistol Pete does well there. Thanks you guys.
Once again, absolutely wonderful! I will continue using Holly as long as she is willing and able!
If I can sum the whole experience in one phrase, I would say, "peace of mind". I am a new pet parent and this was the first time I was using dogvacay, so was little anxious. I booked her at the last minute am glad I chose her to take care of my little 9 week old pup, Princess. Holly responded to my request promptly and while I was away, sent me updates with picture. I felt at peace! Holly and Pete took care of my pup like their own. They were patient enough to deal with housebreaking my pup, as well. My pup was happy and cheerful. I will surely use her services again. Thank you so much, Holly and Pete!
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She was great, gave me regular updates and cared for pistol pete like her own. I will definitely use her again when I go out of town.
Holly was wonderful. She was patient with me as I had never used a service like this before, and I am looking forward to using he multiple times this year.
Our dog loved staying with Holly!
Holly and her family were awesome. Looking Forward to having Gypsy visit them again!
Holly was great to work with and I really appreciated her flexibility. This was a last minute arrangement just a few days before Thanksgiving and she was very accomodating. I would definitely use her again. Thanks, Holly!
Holly was great and able to keep our dog with very last minute notice. Loved the large backyard for the dogs to play in.
Holly is great! The dogs are allowed to make themselves at home, and there is a great backyard for them to run around & have fun!
We were thrilled to find out that Holly could board Milo with such short notice. (This time, we promise!) Her home and yard were perfect for our pug. We received daily e-mails, some with photographs! Milo had fun playing with everyone, even Holly's son and cats. We got so much peace of mind from Holly, that we would hesitate to have Milo stay there again. Just outstanding!
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Holly was very warm and welcoming to us and to Maggie. She did a great job and didn't mind what time we came to pick Maggie up. It was a good experience for my dog to be around cats too. I would highly recommend her to others! Thanks Holly we will be glad to use your services again ;-)
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