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Deirdre H.
Collegeville, PA 19426
88 Reviews
63 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Doberman Pinscher, French Bulldog, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler

Deirdre's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Deirdre's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Deirdre

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi and welcome to Little Dog B&B, dog sitting in Collegeville PA.

I have a wonderful single family home with a covered deck and a lovely fenced in yard for your dog to explore. I do work full time M-F and I'm gone for 8 1/2 hours during the day, but I'm home every night and weekends. I also offer daycare on Saturday and Sundays and holidays only. The best guests for me are ones which are used to the owners being gone during the day.

The school year has started so I will only be working from home one day a week. Due to my work schedule and my daughters school schedule, pick ups and drop offs that occur during the week are after dinner only 6;30-8 :00 pm.

I have a large group of repeat guests so I do allow up to 3 dogs on any given day. I know the regulars very well and know who can be mixed and who can't. I will often try to watch a new guest by themselves or at the very least have only a few days of over lap. I like the opportunity to get to know a new guest with some one on one time and for this reason I may mark my calendar as unavailable when I only have one guest. Please check my calendar for availability I'm very vigilant with my calendar so it is always up to date.

I have a 10 year old daughter, who LOVES animals so all guests need to be tolerant of children. I currently work in the corporate world, however I was a vet tech for 2 years and have experience with senior and special needs pets.

I host ONLY small to medium sized dogs (40 pounds or less) with a soft spot for senior dogs or those with special needs. I will watch puppies but they must be small breed puppies. If I'm not booked with any small dog guests,

We recently lost both dogs and our cat. Currently there are no resident dogs in the house. However, we have recently adopted a kitten and we are slowly introducing him to the dog guests so all guests must be cat tolerant / friendly. All of my personal pets have been rescues so I have over 15 years of experience with the special needs of rescues including physical and emotional.

All guest dogs are welcome on the furniture and in the bed if that is where they normally sleep. If your dog is crate trained please bring your crate it helps the dog feel more comfortable if he or she is in her own crate.

All dogs need to be housebroken or crate trained. My neighborhood is dog friendly so if your dog likes to go for walks they will have one every night. I can administer oral medication as well as Sub Q fluids and diabetic injections. I live 3 miles from a 24 hour Vet Emergency hospital.

All dogs must be on a flea preventative treatment and should be current on vaccines and heartworm prevention.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Enjoy your vacation!

I do offer daycare on the weekends ( Saturday and Sunday) for $20.00 per day
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
Deirdre H.
Collegeville, PA 19426
88 Reviews
63 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 20, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Deirdre's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Deirdre's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
88 Reviews
Dierdre was great! This was our first time using a pet sitter other than family and we couldn't be happier this the whole experience. Dierdre was so kind and caring for our little Chihuahua; treated him like her own. She spent plenty of time with him and has a wonderful home for dogs with a fenced in yard. We will definitely be using her services again in the future. It was great knowing our dog was in such good care while we were away and she sent us daily updates/photos too! Thank you again!!
dierdre made our puppies very welcome in her home, like they were her own. and we got pic and video updates daily! will definetly use dierdre again!
Deirdre took great care of my little guy and kept me updated while I was away. He was already adjusting to new surroundings when I had to find him a place to stay for a few days. It worked out well for me and for him! I am so grateful for this!
Deirdre is great! Giovanni never wants to leave :)
Always great!
Deirdre was great, Pepe loved being with her She sent text pics everyday We felt very safe and secure with Deirdre minding our Bishon She is the best
Deirdre was a wonderful host for Bean! She communicated very well and frequently with me both leading up to the vacay as well as during Bean's stay there. She did a great job integrating Bean in with the smaller dogs that she was keeping and made sure that everyone was well loved. Thanks!!
Deirdre was great! She arranged for an initial visit to make sure that my dog would be comfortable and so that I could see where she would be staying while we were gone. She was flexible on timing for drop off/pick up and extremely accommodating to all my dog's needs. She send me daily texts with pictures / videos on how she was doing. Love the peace of mind that my dog is having just as much fun as we are on her own vacation.
This was our first time leaving our 2 year old miniature schnauzer, Cole, with a non-family member and we couldn't be happier! Deirdre was fantastic. She is very knowledgeable about dogs, sent us pictures every day, and treated Cole like her own. I was happy that Cole had two other "playmates" with him at Deirdre's and appreciated how she took each dog's personalities into consideration and worked with them.We missed Cole while we were away, but were absolutely confident that he was in great hands! We will definitely be using Deirdre again.
This was my first experience leaving my dog ever, Deirdre was amazing, I felt at ease immediately , and Tucker really enjoyed his stay. This is definitely a home away from home experience.
Deirdre took excellent care of our Shadow. We were very nervous about leaving him for 2 1/2 weeks since he was only 10 months old , but Deirdre sent us videos and pics daily and we could see how happy he was making new friends. We felt very comfortable and assured he was in good hands.
Deirdre is amazing. She is responsive and accommodating. I always feel 100% comfortable leaving our Corgi Tucker with her. Her house is Tucker's home away from home. He has been there about 20 times over the past couple of years and he is excited to be there every time. He loves her, the yard, and the doggy friends he meets there. I wholeheartedly recommend Deirdre and thank her for the peace of mind I have when traveling!
This was my first time using Deirdre and from the time we met Deirdre, our family felt at ease. Daisy had a wonderful time and quickly felt at home. Every morning, I received a text with an update of how Daisy was doing and also a photo. I felt so comfortable leaving Daisy with Deirdre and we will definitely be using her again.
This was our second time using Deirdre for our dog and I will be using her again. She was great and even sent us pictures while we were away.
My Ginger adores Deirdre as much as I do! Deirdre's knowledge about dogs, love , and daily pictures puts her ABOVE THE REST!!!! We love her. Ginger never even turns back to say goodbye when I drop her off! THANKS FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE DEIRDRE
Deirdre is the best. We love her and so do the girls.
Thanks again. Great as always.
Deirdre was great-- she made us and our dig, Dillon feel comfortable right from the start!
Deirdre was great with our dog Bailey. She is very shy and does not do well in unfamiliar environments. Bailey warmed up quickly and Deirdre was great at sending us pictures and keeping us updated. I would highly recommend Deirdre for a DogVaca. This is the first time we felt comfortable leaving Bailey with anyone.
It was a warm and fun experience for Bailey!
I am thrilled with our first experience with DogVacay and with Deirdre! We were sent pictures and updates throughout the weekend and Rocky seemed to really be on a vacation of his own. It was so nice to know he was able to run around and be as comfortable as he would normally be at our home. Deirdre took amazing care of Rocky and I highly recommend her!
Thanks Deirdre! The pictures you sent were great updates and it looked like Obe had fun with the other guests. I appreciated your fast response time and quick process to booking a reservation along with your offer of a meet and greet if we desired.
Deirdre is fantastic, our dog felt right at home!
Our puppy, Milo, had a wonderful weekend with Deidre. Deidre made Milo feel right at home and I felt so comfortable when I left her in Deidre's care. Deidre sent us a video and picture of Milo so we could see how much fun she was having with the other dogs.
Eddie had another great visit! Thank you Deirdre!
We have 2 Dachshunds that have vacationed at her house on two occasions so far this year. Our dogs love Deirdre and her home. In fact, when we arrived to pick them up, they didn't seem to want to leave! We will not hesitate in booking her in the future, and always go away with peace of mind. Thank you, Deirdre, for your pawspitality!
My dog enjoys going to Deirdre's. It's very comforting knowing that your dog is being well taken care of while you are away!!!
Arthur is very happy with his first experience in his host Deirdre. We would not be happier also. Will come back again.
Eddie's stay with Deirdre was awesome! Deirdre took very good care of him and kept me informed of how he was doing all week. I loved the pictures that she texted! I was able to relax and enjoy my vacation knowing that Eddie was in good hands! Thank you Deirdre!
Deidre was full when I originally inquired. She had a cancelation and reached out to me in my desperation. She spoke with me over the phone. We never met in person and she never met Adrienne before hand. I had no time as I was leaving to vacation out of the country for a big race. My mom was dropping her off and picking her up for me. Deidre was amazing. She worked with me the whole time. Sent me pictures and even a good luck picture with my baby. I was at ease knowing she was in good hands and being taken good care of! I was even informed Adrienne made a friend. Too cute!!! Thank you so very much!!
Deirdre was great! She sent us a picture and text pretty much every day to let us know how our guy was doing! He enjoyed himself very much, and it put us at ease knowing that he was in such good hands! We will definitely use her again!! :)
Dierdre was amazing and willing to accommodate our schedule at the last minute. I could tell our dog was comfortable in her home instantly and I wasn't worried for even a moment while we were gone. She was exhausted and slept the entire next day which is always a good sign. Will definitely be using her again in the future!
This was the first time I used a sitter outside of my family and I had concerns considering my dog has some separation anxiety issues. Deirdre was wonderful and made sure Remy felt at home and followed similar routines as I do with him at home (like letting him sleep in her bed) to keep him from getting too stressed out. She sent me updates and pictures regularly which kept me from getting stressed out as well! I will definitely use Deirdre again in the future!
This was our second time boarding our dog with Deirdre. Once again, our dog had a great stay. While we were away, Deirdre sent me pictures of him every morning with brief updates of how he was doing. He is treated like family... and that's why we choose Deirdre!
My girls LOVED their stay with Deirdre and can't wait to go back. I enjoyed the pictures she sent and updates while we were away. She was "pawsome". Thank you so much Deirdre.
Once again, Deirdre was a great host! Both Dodger and Braden came home happy, and tired!
This was my first experience using Dog Vacay and it will not be the last. It was super easy to book and both Deirdre and her place were wonderful. She has a beautiful fenced in yard and also took our puppy for walks. I would highly recommend her to host your dog.
I was very comfortable with Deirdre and I believe my dogs were, also. She was awesome with sending daily texts & photos. She was extremely easy to work with, and accommodated my fur babies as if they were home. While on my vacation, I recommended DogVacay to our friends. The prices were fair, and the piece-of-mind cannot be beat! Deirdre was amazing!
Deirdre was a great host for Winston! We felt so comfortable and at ease while we were on vacation knowing that Winston was on vacation as well.
Deidre is great, I am worry free knowing that my Girls will be taken care of.
Deidre was amazing. So nice and friendly. You can tell she is a animal lover. I felt comfortable right away. She sent us a text and photo every day which was comforting. Will most definately use her again. Oh No! I hope she does not get too popular.
Our dogs Duke and Boomer had a great time with Deirdre and her family. She was very accommodating to our schedule and more importantly, she made our dogs feel very welcomed and comfortable while staying at her place. Our dogs came back home nice & tired after a fun couple of days with. It was great that Deirdre provided us with updates while they were with her. We highly recommend Deirdre.
As before, always great!
Maxwell had a wonderful time. His favorite things are spending time with children and other dogs and he had both at Deirdre's. When I picked Max up, he was relaxed, not anxious at all. Any pictures sent to me by Deirdre, he was relaxed and appeared very content. We could enjoy ourselves more knowing he was being well taken care of. We will definitely use Deirdre again.
My dogs had a great time with Deidre. She was very welcoming, incredibly understanding with my brood and flexible when we got caught up in traffic leaving our destination to get home. I felt very secure knowing my "kids" were in the hands of someone who truly loves animals. She went above and beyond and I'm very grateful!
We started out using family and friends to watch Aspen. This is our first time using DogVacay and we are very happy with the entire process. We will continue to use Deirdre for our vacation needs. She sent us a text every morning, keeping us informed of Aspen's well-being, which my kids loved getting.
We decided to leave our dog Ollie with Deirdre for a test run because he usually stays with family and is an anxious dog around new people and other dogs. I was so happy to see him happy and energetic when we picked him up tonight. She was super responsive throughout the day to my texts to see how my little guy was doing. We re-booked with her for our vacation as soon as we got home, knowing that Ollie will be in great hands while we're gone. Thanks Deirdre!
Our bichon, George, normally stays with family when we are away, but this time they came with us. We visited Deidre with George and he was very comfortable with her, her cat and dog. We enjoyed getting the good morning updates and seeing his picture so we knew he was fine and having a good time.
Another great experience with Deidre. Our dogs come home and and exhausted from all the love and play time they get!
Always a pleasure leaving our dogs with Deirdre! They come home happy and exhausted!
Deirdre is great with my shy little Maya. I always feel comfortable leaving her thee!
Buddy, Kiki & Mushu enjoyed another stay with Deirdre! We got updates and pics during the week letting us know how they were doing. They are always in good spirits when we pick them up. We are so glad we found someone we trust to care for our gang.
Deirdre was so great! The entire experience was truly more than I had expected. She was very prompt with communications, professional, and very good with our dog. She immediately put us at ease and it was great to know that our dog was in very good hands for the week. Thanks very much Deirdre.
Deirdre was excellent at keeping me updated with how our dog was doing. She sent me pictures and emails daily while we were gone. I will definitely use her again and recommend her highly.
Truly Amazing! Deirdre did an amazing job with Ms.Miley and made sure that her post-surgery needs were met and addressed. We really appreciate her help and would recommend her services to anyone looking for an honest, carrying and loving sitter.
We couldn't have asked for better care than Deirdre provided for our dog! We are very happy with Deirdre and will definitely use her again!
My dogs clearly love Deirdre and enjoy staying with her. I love the photo text updates and how easy it is to communicate with Deirdre. She always accommodates my requests when she can. I feel safe and secure leaving my dogs with her.
Deidre is a true dog-lover who will care for your pet as if it was her own. She was incredibly welcoming and made us and the dogs feel at ease right away. She texted us updates every couple of days to let us know our dogs were doing well, and even included pictures. I will definitely being using Deirdre again and would recommend her to my friends as well. Leaving the dogs behind is always stressful but knowing they are at Deirdre's house certainly makes it easier!
My pup, Belle, was visibly comfortable and happy when I went to pick her up from Deirdre. That's what matters the most. And she gave me regular updates which alleviated any worries I may have had. Great experience :)
We've used Deirdre several times . . . always a delight! She's always been a courteous and flexible host. Highly recommended!!!
Our dog Giovanni spent a week with Deirdre and her family. I received pictures and texts throughout the week letting me know how he was doing- When I picked him up it was like he was a part of their family. He was very comfortable and hate to say it probably didn't even miss his own family :)
I would recommend her to anyone.
Jack is ALWAYS happy when he arrives here!! Deirdre has been very welcoming to Jack and I know she gives him lots of love and safety! I couldn't ask for more!!
Deirdre was great. She sent me updates almost daily on how Maggie was doing in the new setting, and she was accommodating to all of Maggie's normal habits. I would definitely bring Maggie back to Deirdre, and I would recommend her to anyone with older more relaxed dogs (like Maggie).
My dogs are both shy puppy mill rescues. They are very afraid of new people and situations. They were immediately comfortable at Deirdre's. When I arrived to pick them up, instead of running to me, my Pomeranian ran over to Deirdre. I knew at that moment that my dogs loved being there. With the other dogs, the gentle child, and the cat, it was like going to camp for them. I have peace of mind instead of guilt if I leave them there.
This is Lola's second stay with Deirdre. She was well taken care of again, and is treated like she is part of her family while she is there. Deirdre will always be a top choice in selecting someone to take care of Lola when I'm away.
Deirdre watched our three dogs for a week and it went very well. Two of them can be quite nervous when their routine is changed but they did great. Very happy with the care they received and will definitely be contacting Deirdre the next time we need a sitter.
Once again, Deirdre is great! Our boys came home tired and happy!
Deidre was very sweet and did a great job with our dog. I would book with her again.
Tabby came back happy and healthy. Would use Deirdre again in a heartbeat!!!
My new wife and I were looking for a place to board our dog overnight on our wedding day and we wanted to avoid the cold cages of a kennel. Deirdre did a great job welcoming Matilda into her beautiful home and was a pleasure to work with. We've already referred her to friends and family and will definitely be calling her in the future.

Thanks again!
I have a very shy little rat terrier and Deidre knew just what to do. The weekend went great and my Maya enjoyed long walks, playing outside, and lots of snuggles. Would definitely book with Deidre again.
This was the first time that I had NO worries when I left Hagen. Deirdre is amazing, she answered all of my questions and made me feel 100% comfortable with leaving my little man with her. She sent me daily emails with updates and pictures. I know Hagen had a blast there playing in her fenced yard and getting the cuddle sessions that he wouldn't have gotten if I'd boarded him. I am THRILLED with Deirdre and I'm afraid she's stuck with him now! I don't want to leave him with anyone else ever!
Deirdre kept our dog for two weeks. Bugsy did real well with her and there were no issues. Which is remarkable since Bugsy is blind and an insulin dependent diabetic.

Deirdre did an excellent job with her and kept us informed on how things were going while we were gone.

We would not hesitate to leave Bugsy with her again and we highly recommend her services to anybody who is looking for a dog sitter.
Deirdre is a wonderful woman that has a caring heart and two wonderful dogs. My dog, Jack, was so happy to be part of her household. He truly had a vacation. I would not hesitate leaving Jack with Deirdre and her family ~ I can only hope she would like to have Jack back too!
I can tell that Bentley enjoyed his time with Deidre when I was there to pick him up and he was following her into the house instead of running to me to go home. That's a definite "Yes, Mom, I had a good time" ! Thanks, Deidre. Dottie
My little 3 pound Yorkie was well cared for by Deirdre while I was away for a week. Deirdre kept in contact with me throughout the week via text messages and sent me pictures as well. My dog Lola can get nervous around strangers but it didnt take her long to warm up to Deirdre. I am very pleased with the quality of care received. I will not hesitate to leave Lola with Deridre on my next vacation.
Deirdre provides a warm loving atmosphere for our dog Gia. Deirdre has a true compassion for animals, which makes it real easy for us to leave Gia with her. During our time away we know Gia is in great hands and we never have to worry. We always receive updates on how she is doing. We are truly lucky to have found Deirdre on DogVacay!!
Diedre was great! I would definitely use her to watch my dogs again. I didn't worry about them because I felt confident with them in her care. She sent me texts and pics each morning, and made drop off/pick up very convenient. Than you Diedre!!
Deirdre is fantastic and our poodle, Sparkie, had a great time. I highly recommend Deirdre to anyone looking to for their dog to have a "stay-at-home" type of experience.
Very friendly, outstanding communication and updates, very happy dog and dog owners!
We couldn't be happier with Deirdre! Kind, clean, caring . . . I could go on and on. My only fear of giving this high of remarks is that she'll be too busy to watch my little guy again whenever that time comes. Deirdre sent us updates while we were away so that we had the piece of mind that all was well. Our cockapoo seemed happy, healthy, and well cared for when we returned. Deirdre was thoughtful and considerate of our schedules and coordinated pick-up / drop-off times to make our lives easy. Thank you, Deirdre, for your kindness and making this a very positive experience for all of us.
Deirdre was great with my dog. I have never boarded him before - he always stayed with family - but this time it wasn't an option. While away, I never had to worry about him - as it truly was a vacation for him as well. Deirdre gave me updates and treated my dog as if he were part of her family. He was happy and healthy when I picked him up. Thanks again Deirdre!
Deirdre is absolutely wonderful! She is very welcoming, friendly and flexible with drop-off and pick-up times. I feel 100% confident when boarding Bouncer with her, we can tell he feels like he is at home when staying with her, which is very comforting for me. I highly recommend Deirdre's "Little Dog B&B" and I will definitely board my dog with her more times.
Dodger and Braden normally don't do well away from home, but they had a blast! Deirdre kept them happy and made them feel like they were at home! We will definitely book with Deirdre again!
This was the second time we left our dog Sadie with Deirdre and we felt totally comfortable knowing she would be very well taken care of while we were away. We will definitely be using Deirdre again!!
I was looking for a place to board my small dog Sadie and came across DogVacay. I couldn't have been more happy with our experience. Everything ran smoothly and our host Deirdre was so accommodating. Upon meeting Deirdre and her 2 dogs, I felt comfortable right away leaving our dog with her. Her home was beautiful and clean. She even sent me a text message picture of Sadie while we were away! I will definitely be bringing our dog back to Deirdre's home the next time I need to board her.
Deirdre was absolutely fantastic.... My little pooch came home absolutely exhausted and very happy! I actually hesitated putting up a review because I want to keep her my secret... But I guess I have to share *sigh* trust me you won't regret it! Plus her home is way too cute and extremely clean... Which is quiet unusual for most dog boarders :-)
Deirdre was very responsive each time that I reached out to her. She was quick to set up a Meet and Greet with me and Maximum. She was easy-going about the timing for our weekend vacation and just asked for a text message letting her know the details of the timing when it became known to us. Deidre sent us a picture text message to let us know that Max was enjoying his stay. Max came back from his stay very tired - which means that he had a blast running around her fenced in backyard!
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