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Ardith B.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/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

Ardith's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Ardith's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Ardith

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi. I am a stay at home mother and lover of animals. I am also a certified dog trainer. I received my certification through the Animal Behavior College. This is a way for me to help my family financially and still be home for my children after school. My husband and I and our children are all animal lovers. We recently lost our two beloved dogs at 12 and 14 years old. We miss having our furry friends around, but aren't quite ready for a new one. I hope I can help leaving your pet easier, as I know it is difficult to leave them not knowing if they will be well cared for. I am very active. I typically walk 4 miles a day and will make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise(if they are able). In addition to walking we have a nice fenced in yard and plenty of tennis balls.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Ardith B.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/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 December 5, 2016

Credentials

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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ardith's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Ardith's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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16 Reviews
I was understandably reluctant to leave my little pup with a stranger but my husband and I were traveling thru Michigan and wanted to do some sightseeing where my pup was not allowed. Based on Ardith's profile I felt a level of comfort that he would be taken care of. All went well and Ardith and her family were very friendly. Thanks!
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It's always a little bit scarey to leave your baby with someone new BUT Ardith took such good care of our dog we felt comfortable after a day! She updated me how she was doing and sent us pictures of her while we were on vacation! I would definitely use her again. Thank you Ardith! You were fantastic! -Kelly
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Ardith watched my 8yo Rott/Lab mix for a couple days when I was in town on business for a few days. It was an incredibly hectic/stressful time for me and Callie (my pup), but when I dropped her off and met Ardith, her husband, and her two very sweet children, I immediately felt at ease. Callie truly had a "Dog Vacay"; hanging out with a doting child or two (her favorite) and sunbathing on their big porch.

It is undoubtedly clear how skilled Ardith is with animals - I only wish we lived closer so we could use her services again!! Additionally, I appreciated her flexibility with drop off/pick up times, as well as sharing a few pics of Callie during her stay.

Thanks, Ardith!!
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What a great find! Ardith and her family were great to our dog and provided the attention our dog needed while my family was on vacation. The whole family were really easy to work with and gave the love I was hoping for to our little dog!!
We were more than satisfied with the care of our dog Riley. The family was kind and appeared to genuinely love dogs. They took the time to get our dog together with two other dogs who they would be caring for at the same time so we could see if they got along. Having used this kind of service for the first time, we were overall very pleased.
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Although I had to cancel my initial meeting and discussions with Ardith satisfied me in every way. When I can reschedule my travels I will definitely book with her again if possible. Like so many others, my dog is 'family' and leaving him with someone he doesn't know could be a little unnerving, My concerns we minimized after meeting Ardith and I'm confident he would feel at home with her and her family.
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Ardith and her family were wonderful with Hershey. This was the first time Hershey has ever stayed with someone she didn't know so to say we were nervous was an understatement. I asked for an update on how Hershey was doing and received a photo of my pup saying she was enjoying a baseball game. When we picked Hershey up she actually seemed bummed to be home. I am very pleased with this experience.
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I'm not one for words, but basically Ardith is awesome and my pup loves her. She is always dependable and flexible. Enough said :)
DJ is a definite fan of Ardith and her family. DJ had speical needs with a foot sore and she took very good care of it. We already have 2 more bookings planned.
Ardith was so welcoming of my very new rescue dog coming to her house on such short notice and made sure that not only I felt comfortable but that my puppy did too. I'm so happy to have been able to meet her through this site and hope to use her services in the future as wel!
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Ardith and her family are perfect for DJ.

I am very particular about who takes care of DJ. I interviewed several potential sitters and while some seemed okay no one compared to Ardith.

I was looking for someone who is caring and had commonsense and sound judgment. I found this with Ardith. You can tell that pet sitting, for Ardith, is not about the money. It is about the animal! I felt so at easy leaving him with her. She includes her family in the process. Teaching them compassion and responsible pet care. DJ came home all tuckered out and I am sure he enjoyed every minute he was there. Thank you so much for taking such wonderful care of my precious little fella!
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Ardith and her family are awesome. I would highly recommend them. She is very in tuned to your pets needs. Her kids are very sweet. They took great care of my very energetic 3 yr old Husky. I know he got plenty of attention and love. When we got him back home he napped for 2 days. I will definitely be booking with them in the future.
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The entire family is very nice and caring. She sent me a couple pictures of Ruger during the time We were away. I was happy she took the time to send pictures. I felt Ruger was in caring hands. I will definitely recommend Ardith and will also be booking her in the future. Thank you
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Ardith and her wonderful family are simply amazing! Samson didn't want to go home with us! I am so happy we connected with Ardith and we can now travel with peace of mind knowing that Samson is being watched over in a kind and loving environment.
Layla loved her stay ! Ardith sent me pupdate pics :) flexible drop off and pick up - I would highly recommend Ardith. I will be using her frequently, since I travel often.
Ardith and her family were absolutely wonderful!! She responded quickly whenever we had questions and made herself available to us. Mattie had a great weekend with her. She was exhausted when she got home so I know she had a lot of fun with Ardith and her family. We would definitely have Ardith dogsit for Mattie again. Ardith made the experience stress free and made it easy for us to leave Mattie with a new person!
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