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Barbara S.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
85 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Barbara's Resident Pets

BonBon
Mutt
Male
15 yr 5 mo old
Bosco
Mutt
Male
10 yr 5 mo old

Barbara's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Barbara

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I do require a Meet & Greet so please plan ahead if this is your first time to board here!

I have a house with a fenced in yard and a doggie door - so the dogs are able to really enjoy the outside too.

I have two small dogs (BonBon and Bosco) and enjoy having visits from other small dogs (20 lbs or less). I am also happy to stay in close contact with frequent Emails & photos so you can see and hear about your little one while you're away.

I have had dogs all my life and can't imagine life without them! I have been doing dog boarding for 10 years now and love it!

I do my best to continue as is done in your home. If your dog is crate trained and you want that to be done, it will. If your dog is not crate trained, your dog will be able to pick where he/she wants to sleep in the house.

Please note: I work from home and so am here ALMOST 24/7. I do, of course, need to run personal errands and I also do go out to lunch with friends from time to time.
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Can administer oral medicine
Barbara S.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
85 Reviews
43 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 22, 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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbara's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
85 Reviews
Khloe is always excited to stay with Barbara at the Little Doggie Resort. Barbara sends photos during the stay to keep us updated on all the fun Khloe is having with her friends, Bosco and Bonbon.
Barbara was wonderful. She sent picture updates and was very helpful with Alli and her last minute eye injury before our vacation. She applied ointment and eye drops multiple times a day. Alli seemed quite comfortable at her house and I would easily recommend her to anyone.
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Barbara's home, professionalism, and loving care of my dog was more than I could have hoped for. I had to leave my shihtsu for 24 days and was very worried about being gone so long. Barbara made me and my dog completely comfortable with the experience...... she sent me pictures repeatedly. I was able to enjoy my trip knowing that my dog was in good hands. I would highly recommend Barbara !!!!!
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Barbara is awesome! My Westie Brody loves going there and gets so excited when we drive up to her house. Very secure and loving environment. Only small dogs so it's perfect for a Westie. The doge are well supervised and cared for. So glad we finally found a place we can feel good about leaving Brady when we go away. She even texted us pictures of him having fun with the other doggies. Trust Barbara with your little fur baby.
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Our dog Gabby had a very successful stay with Barbara. We're always nervous when we leave Gabby the first time and Barbara sent us photos to show how well Gabby was adapting to her new surroundings. She really put us at ease and allowed us to have a good time. Barbara is very good with dogs and has a great introduction method with her dogs as well as any additional dogs she is caring for. You can tell she is a true animal lover. We look forward to using Barbara the next time we go out if town.
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She's very responsive to messages. Our dog has stayed with her twice and both times he's very relaxed and happy when we pick him up (as opposed to stressed and upset when we used to send him to a kennel). The other dogs there are always well-behaved too and all get along as a pack. Our dog is too busy sniffing the yard to even notice us leave!
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All seemed to go well. Barbara sent pics everyday & the dogs had a good time it seems. I will go back. Thanks Barbara.
Enjoyed having a meet and greet before the stay!!! Barbara also sent me a pic of Bailee during her visit since it was her first time away from us. Will definitely use Barbara in the future. Thanks, Kim Howell
This was our Lupe's first stay with Barbara at Little Doggie Resort. It will not be her last! Barbara made sure Lupe' was comfortable with the other guests, she addressed our concerns and kept us informed all along the way. The pictures reinforced the stay was a good one! All the guests and the resident pups were "Little Doggies" and they all seemed happy, playful and comfortable when we picked our baby up. Thank you Barbara!
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Another great sitting experience for Sam with Barbara and her family! Barbara makes him feel right at home. She always sends us photos so we know how he's doing. We're so glad we found her.
The website is unclear if my 5 stars for Barbara S got acknowledged, but She did a great job with Max and Theo (total of 40lbs of dog). We have this unfortunate occurrence every year in our Condo, where they test every unit's fire alarm and it take over a day to do it all with our 140 units. The piercing alarm goes off every 2 minutes and lasts 6 seconds (believe me, I've timed it). And, Max, especially, is very affected by it. So we have started to use DogVacay as a way for them to avoid this horrible experience. This year it was Barbara S who took our waifs in for a couple of days, and boy are we glad we made that connection. She has only small dogs like Max and Theo, and for them it was a treat to have other dogs of their size and temperament to hang out with for a few days. During our meet and greet with Barbara it was clear that our dogs would really enjoy their stay with her. She gave clear instructions as to what she wanted from us in terms of medical and the other things that she needed clarity on. Easy peas for that, but maybe we are more organized than others because we have used DogVacay in so many places and so many times that there were no surprises. This is a great place for sociable dogs who are not concerned with new surroundings. She is fenced in on all sides and there is no concern about anyone getting loose and running wild. We will definitely use Barbara S again. She is great.
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I absolutely love Barbara. In fact, my dogs and I love her so much that this is the only place we will actually board at. She's always sending photos of the dogs to ease my separation anxiety (funny how I have it and not the dogs), and she's always taking care of them like family. Thanks so much Barbara! I'll be sure to book with you again!
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Another great visit with Barbara. This trip was on - off - on and Barbara was so patient with the changes. Sam is an old hand at joining the pack now. It's great that there's only small dogs here. Barbara even us sent photos of him playing with the other dogs because we all know he's a loner.
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We are very glad to be able to secure a reservation with Barbara. Our dog "Sony" was in a safe open environment. Thanks:)
I love Barbara! She's an amazing dog sitter! This is like the 5th time or something that we have used Barbara to watch our puppies. I love the fact that she always sends me pictures to assure that my dogs are safe, and it eliminates the worry for me. I'm leaving to go out of town at the end of April, and I've already booked her again! Can't wait! Highly recommended!
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Barbara is the BEST!!!!! She has been taking great care of our Tucker now for the last couple of years and we LOVE her. Her place is truely home away from home!! Barbara always gives updates with pictures to ensure your pet is having a good time! She always cares for the best group of dogs because our Tucker always feels apart of the pack!! She books fast because she is that GREAT!!! Thank you Barbara!!!
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It was hard leaving Tito for 2 weeks but he was in good hands and had a great time at the Little Doggie resort with Barbara, Bon Bon and Bosco. He had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)
Barbara is great and Tito loves his time there with Barbara, Bosco and BonBon! Shes sends updates with pictures and I always feel that Tito is in good hands!
Barbara is a great puppy sitter, Peanuts gone to her several times in the last year and he is always so happy there and has a great time! You can tell she treats all the dogs like her own babies, lots of love, attention and playtime. :) Definitely recommend!
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We left our wire-hair fox terrier (7 years old) for the first time with Barbara for 9 days; we were apprehensive at first because it was such a long time and we were on a cruise, not able to communicate for days. Barbara sent adorable pictures and let us know he was settling in just fine. She is very accommodating and understands dog parents and dogs. Barbara gave Baxter his meds and just did a great job. Will definitely use her and Dog Vaca again!
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Tito had a great time with Barbara at the Little Doggie Resort! She is wonderful and caring and present and sends picture updates during his stay! He had such a good time with his other "little" doggie friends running around the yard. Tito cant wait to go back! Thank you Barbara!
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It's always refreshing to know that Erving is having fun while we're away too! Barbara is great at keeping him happy.
Sam did great at Barbara's! It was our first time being separated from our puppy, but, after an afternoon meeting and an overnight "get to know you" visit, we knew Barbara would take good care of him while we were out of town.
Her interesting yard and dog door were big draws for us as we knew they would give Sam the environment he was used to. Barbara sent us updates and photos periodically while we were gone so we knew he was enjoying those.
Sam has allergies but Barbara took very good care of him. He looked great when we picked him up so she somehow managed to keep him from stealing the other dogs' food.
Barbara also worked with us on pick up and drop off times, which was appreciated.
We know Sam will be in good hands the next time we have to leave him.
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We are so happy we found DogVacay and Barbara! We've left our new puppy with her 3 times now and he LOVES it there! We never worry about him missing us, the second we drop him off, he runs in to play. We love the pictures and the updates. Barbara is such a great host. Highly recommend!
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Once again, Erving thoroughly enjoyed his stay with Barbara! I think he wants us to go away more often! Barbara seems to know just what he wants and needs. We'll see you again soon.
Barbara is the best!! Romy loves going to her house and playing with her dogs. Barbara always communicates with e-mails and photos to let me know how Romy is doing. I would give her more than 5 stars if I could!! Your pet is in great hands with her...
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Barbara is amazing! She kept our 7 yr old mini schnauzer for almost a month and ever few days she'd send us a few pics letting us know he was doing well. She took such great care of him! There was plenty of space for him to run and jump around freely and she even taught him how to use a doggie door! Would totally recommend her and will definitely be using her again whenever we are in the Tampa area!
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Peanut always has a great time w Barbara and her pups! She takes great care of him and has the perfect doggie environment! :) :) Very pleased!!
Romy had a great time. Barbara is definitely a "dog person" and her entire home is dog friendly. Love that all the dogs are Romy's size. Also, she has a wonderful back yard with access for the dogs through a doggie door. 100% pleased!!
As always, Maisie had a wonderful weekend with Barbara and her canine buddies! Barbara sent several pictures of Maisie to document her fun vacay. Wonderful experience for Maisie and us ! Thank you, Barbara!
Our Khloe really enjoyed her stay at the Little Doggie Resort. We received picture updates to let us know how she was doing. We will definitely be taking her back anytime we need to be out of town.
Barbara is a good host. Dogs are happy & like her. I have used her many times & would again.
Pawasome and loved the daily email reports.
Always a great time with having Barbara watch our little one. He loves playing with the other dogs and having a yard to play in. Each time we pull up to the house Ollie is excited for his stay.
We are so pleased to have had Barbara stay with our dogs!!! Next time we are in the Tampa St. Pete area we will be using her again to watch our dogs! She is excellent!! Text us pics and updates on our dogs every day.
This is about the 3rd or 4th time that I've booked with Barbara. I absolutely love her! This time a family emergency hit, and I had to book at last minute. Before I even got on the website, I called to make sure everything could work out - and it did! She was able to take my babies last minute, and then on the way back to St. Pete from the airport she was also flexible about me picking them up on the ride home (which I wasn't going to be able to do the night before). She's a great dog sitter and always send me photos of my babies each time she watches them - this is something so small, but so meaningful. It's that peace of mind! I'll always book with Barbara and never anyone else. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a pet sitter!
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This was my first time to leave my dog with someone and I am so pleased that I chose Barbara at Dogvacay! She knew I was a little anxious and kept me informed with texts, pictures,and even a video during my dog's stay with her. Even more important, my little Maisie had a great time, socialized with other dogs, and was well cared for during her stay. Because of Barbara, we were able to relax and enjoy our vacation with no worries! Thank You!!!
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Thanks as always Barbara, We arrive at Barbara's and Scruffy runs right up to her. In the house and out the doggie door to the back yard. He's gone, we can leave feeling happy.
Barbara is terrific. We can leave and know that Scruffy is happy and well cared for.
This was our pet-Sophia's 1st time with Barbara and Sophia's 3rd time staying anywhere without us. Barbara's vast years of experience, superior knowledge of small dogs' personalities, and her own easy-going personality blended together to create a safe, happy, and low-stress vacation for Sophia. We were able to enjoy our own vacation without worrying about Sophia's care. Thank you!
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Finding Barbara has been a godsend!
My Cavachon loves going to stay at Barbara's house. She has two dogs of her own so my Sadie always has someone to play with, and a doggie door that opens to a fenced in backyard that she can go outside at her leisure. She loves to chase the lizards!
I took her there for the first time for a 5 day stay. When I took her back for the second visit, she was wagging her tail sniffing the yard then couldn't hardly wait until Barbara opened the door so she could go inside.
It's such a comforting feeling leaving her somewhere she wants to go back to and has so much fun!
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This is my second time booking with Barbara, and she is absolutely amazing! I can't thank her enough!
What a fabulous experience -- fun for Erving and a strong sense of security for us! Barbara is phenomenal!
We were vacationing and needed a pet sitter at very short notice. We called Barbara and although she had other plans she quickly came up with a solution to accommodate us. Upon arrival, we immediately could see that Barbara was very knowledgeable about dog behaviour which put us at ease. She introduced her dogs to Fonzie one at a time and in no time Fonzie was quite comfortable. This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we were very pleased. Thank you Barbara!!
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Barbara does a wonderful job of keeping me updated through through emails and pictures. My dog also always comes home very happy!
Barbara and her boys were a warm and welcoming from the moment we arrived. Not only is it obvious that she loves the pups, but she is aware of dog behavior as well (greeting slowly, give them time to check out the place, eating habits, etc.) She sent us photos throughout the time he was there and it was clear Oliver made himself right at home. Barbara also has a great fenced in yard the pups can romp around in!

Very happy we found Barbara for Oliver, we would absolutely take him to her again when we're in the area. Thank you Barbara!!
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As always Barbara is awesome. We are so lucky to have found her. I brought Scruffy there and we entered her house, I talked with her for a couple of minutes and then looked, I said where is Scruffy, he had gone out the doggie door into the back yard. He was gone to play. None of his usual hiding behind me. He loves it there. Thanks Barbara.
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Barbara is the absolute BEST of the BEST!! I never had any worry about Coco when she was staying with Barbara and she was always completely worn out and happy when we got home. We used Barbara on multiple occasions and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a place to board their sweet pups. Never have I felt so at ease while we were away!
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Scruffy was completely happy .
Barbara, Thank you as always. Scruffy is always glad to see us, but he also is happy to be there. That means alot.
Yet another fun visit for Bailey & Dakota. I have used Barbara now several times & would recommend her to anyone.
Great experience, as always. Have used Barbara many times & will continue. Also would recommend her to anyone.
Right from the start, I was impressed with the way that Barbara conducted her meet and greet so that Brutus was not overwhelmed by the curious dogs in her care on that particular day. She was calm as she showed me around and let Brutie roam throughout her property. I was quite comfortable leaving him with Barbara for a few days. Barbara sent daily reports, with pictures via e-mails and text. I believe that Brutie's overall care was excellent, as he came home quite happy and content. Brutie made himself at home and was well cared for by Barbara. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to leave their dogs. She is calm and knowledgeable and her dogs are quite accepting of the visitors.
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Chili had a wonderful time, he was exhausted when he got home because of all the activities! He didn't even get a chance to miss his Mom and Dad! Love Barbara!
Barbara did an excellent job keeping Lucy. When I picked her up I could tell she had a very happy stay. Thanks Barbara!
Will defintely use again. I am so greatful for everything you have done for him. I forgot to tell Bon Bon and Bosco thank you as well. Thanks again soo much!
Thank you Barbara, definitely 5 stars. We felt very comfortable leaving Chili with Barbara and feel fortunate to have found her! We need to schedule our next visit :)
Barbara is awesome!! Let me tell all the readers of these reviews out there something...

Two years ago I left to go on vacation, while I was on vacation I unfortunately lost a dog due to a health issue. Ever since then I've been terrified to leave my babies, so I've toted them everywhere when I leave town. Last week, I was unable to take them with me, and through research I found Barbara. I explained to her that I was scarred from a past experience that was no one's fault, and she reassured me everything would be perfectly fine. She understood completely where I was coming from, and that alone gave me some security. To reassure me even more, every single day I was gone she sent me updates, along with pictures, of how my dogs were doing at her place. With this extra effort she put into making sure I knew everything was fine, was just absolutely amazing and well done on her part.

My two dachshunds got along well with her two babies, and they loved every minute of it. I'm so blessed to have found Barbara on dogvacay.com, because I really don't know what I would have done without her. She has an amazing heart and truly cares about the dogs she watches over.

I highly recommend her to anyone looking on this website, and I'll be sure to spread her name by word of mouth as well. From this point on, I will be returning to Barbara anytime I cannot take my babies with me.

She is absolutely a blessing and is highly recommended!!
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Barbara has been watching our girls for a year now and we all love her!! She treats them as if they are part of her family. I have to say, I think the best part of their day besides going outside is singing with Barbara and her sweet dogs. We would highly recommend Barbara to everyone.
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Barbara loves her dogs and that extends to the dogs that she watches. She has a very dog-friendly home and yard that is kept very neat. She cares about your dog(s) normal schedule and is also very willing to let the dogs sleep with her if they are used to that. I loved the daily updates and pictures that she sent during their 1 week stay. I would definitely let my dogs stay with her again.
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Yet another great time at Barbara's House:-) This is the second time my dog Louie Stayed and from the beginning of booking this second experience things could not have gone smoother. Barbara was wonderful as I had to emergently leave Florida. Barbara was incredibly accommodating and it was such a relief to leave my dog somewhere safe when I was very stressed by the situation. I saw immediately how much my dog loved Barbara as when Louie first saw her i've never seem his tail wag so much! He was very happy to be at a familiar place as wonderful as Barbara's. She is a wonderful care taker and the first place I have felt absolutely safe the whole time I have been gone to leave my dog. Wonderful experience overall and I will continue to go back!
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I am always so relax when I leave the girls with Barbara. I know she loves and cares for them like they were her own. We are now a regular customer
Barbara was great! Everything about Sarge's stay went smoothly. She sent emails with pictures daily and let me know how Sarge was behaving. Sarge also fit right in with her doggies and had a blast in her backyard! I will definitely ask her to watch Sarge in the future, she is 100% what I was looking for for Sarge. :)
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I have left Bailey & Dakota with Barbara a few times now & they are happy playing with all the other new friends. I will continue to use her as she is very good with them & I would also recommend her to others.
Barbara was great to our dog Ollie. We are new to the area and went home for 6 days. She kept us up to date with pictures and status of our dog. Would recommend her to anyone.
Gizmo came home tired and very calm guess it was the pact factor, as he has never stayed away from home very much. Barbara sent pictures and updates often which made me really enjoy my vacation that much more. Barbara also had him eating dry food which he never liked very much, now when I put his food down he eats it with no problem. Have to say Barbara changed some of his habits that really needed to be changed,

Ann
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This was the first time I used Dog Vacay to find a place for my dog to stay. My dog is my child and I was very skeptical about leaving him with someone. I could have not found a better place for him to stay then Barbara! She was absolutely wonderful and my dog loved her! It was easy to see this when I picked him up and he had a HUGE smile on his face when she called him over. The updates Barbara sent were a great touch to the awesome caring personality this woman has. It's easy to see how much she cares about her own dogs and she showed that same respect and love for my dog. I drove 35 minutes out of the way to drop my dog off to her and I have to say I would easily do this again in the future even if it was longer then 35 minutes because of the safe and loving home Barbara provided for my dog while I was away! I could not be happier with the way this home stay worked out and will continue to use Barbara in the future. I recommend Barbara with the highest regards for your dogs home stay in the future!
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I couldn't have had a better experience! We will certainly use Barbara again! I was very nervous leaving my sweetheart for a few nights, but Barbara put me at ease with frequent follow up letters and pictures of my happy pooch. When in need of another overnight stay, Barbara will be our first choice.
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I am your typical worried dog mommy and my sweet young Kaylee had the best time! Barbara did a wonderful job introducing the other dogs to my puppy one at a time so not to overwhelm her with the new experience. Barbara also sent pictures and kept me updated on her progress on using the doggy door. I would absolutely recommend Barbara to all pet parents who want the best for their dogs. Your dogs will probably have a better time on vacation than you will yours!
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Awesome stay. Bailey & Dakota fit right in & had a good time. Barbara is very flexible to work with. Will definitely use her again & recommend her as well. Thanks Barbara.
Barbara's Little Doggy Daycare was a home away from home for my Prince & Cheese. I'm sure if they could talk, they'd rave about the home-y atmosphere and new pup friends they made! I will definitely be calling upon Barbara for my dog boarding services again! Her personable and dog-loving disposition, along with a wonderful surprise of a check-in email (including photos!) makes her a one-of-a-kind when it comes to personalized in-home dog care.
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We did a trial run before the long vaca & both my dogs seemed happy & content when I picked them up. They slept lots after from all the playing. Barbara had 5 dogs with her own & they were all outside playing when I picked them up. It was a very nice relief for when they spend an extended time with her. Her good care was much appreciated & she is very calm with all the dogs. Happy to say I will be leaving them there without worry.
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Wow, I couldn't imagine that our Ellie would have as much fun on her vacation with Barbara as we had on our family vacation! But she really did!!

Barbara was adept at introducing Ellie to the other boarders and I felt completely at ease leaving her in Barbara's competent hands. I had fun anticipating Barbara's email updates including pictures and could tell from the photos that Ellie was happy at her home away from home.

I would not hesitate to recommend Barbara to anyone looking for a home to board their family pet. You can be sure when we have another family vacation, I'll be booking Ellie with Barbara!
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Tater was even happier his second visit to Barbara's since he knows the routine. It's so great to have only small dogs! Barbara is wonderful with updates and is very responsive to questions, etc. Highly recommend.
Barbara was the greatest. I am usually very anxious when I have to leave my dogs but Barbara was so capable and kind I felt very reassured. And I think the "girls" missed her for a few days afterwards. I will use Barbara again and again.
Barbara updated us everyday complete with pictures! She was awesome and it was nice to know that all of the dogs were of similar size...they seemed to gel well. I would highly recommend Barbara!
I would definitely give this experience a 5! This was my first time using DogVacay and it worked out so welll. Barbara was wonderful and sent me several updates and pictures of my dog. I would definitely recommend using Barbara as my dog came back home one happy girl. =)
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Barbara was such a wonderful host.
From the first time I contacted her about caring for my two small dogs, Barbara was professional, organized and kind. I appreciated the fact that she took such time with us and paid attention to details -- from meeting us beforehand at a local dog park to giving us a small questionnaire about our dogs' eating and playing habits.
Our dogs really enjoyed spending their vacation with Barbara and her two dogs. They played both inside and outside and I was thrilled that such a calm, competent person was with our dogs.
Barbara also patiently answered my many calls during the vacation, asking about the dogs' well being.
I would recommend Barbara highly and hope to bring my dogs to her again. She was awesome!
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Our pups were only 4 months old which requires alot more attention and Barbara did just that. She sent updates and pics of the girls everyday. We would highly recommend her services.
We are grateful we found Dog Vacay and Barbara.

It was comforting to go on our Vacation and know our dogs were in good hands and enjoying the comforts of a home and not locked up in a crate.

We liked the updates and pictures Barbara provided everyday,it appears the girls had a great time.

Barbara was also very attentive to their needs which I appreciate. When one of our dogs behavior seemed off she emailed me immediately. Our Yorkie goes to the bath tub and tries to get in when she is thirsty. I forgot to mention this on the application . We all got a good laugh when Barbara asked us if she really likes baths or does this mean something else.

We will be using Barbara again.

Many thanks,
Kelli
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Our recent experience with DogVacay and Barbara, in particular, exceeded our expectations. Our situation was unusual in that we are not local to St. Petersburg. We (retired couple from WI) were on a 5 week Florida vacation and needed somewhere for our little Oliver to stay during our 3 weeks in the St. Petersburg area. I happened upon DogVacay while researching the possibility of boarding him at a kennel in St. Petersburg. My email correspondence with Barbara was so positive that, as nervous as I was, I decided to give it a try. She warmly welcomed Oliver into her home, and even though he can be bossy at times, he was well accepted by her two darling dogs. Barbara was extremely flexible with all our requests, including our wanting to pick Oliver up for day trips during his stay. Her frequent emails and (often humorously delightful) photos were so appreciated. She is truly a dog-lover, and it shows! We were pleased in every way with his care and highly recommend Barbara and Little Doggie Day Care!
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Absolutely cannot say enough about Barbara. I had last minute hesitations with my original arrangement to take Rocky to a kennel. In my online search I found DogVacay and sent emails to a couple care providers, including Barbara. She was willing to take Rocky at a moment's notice, and has been incredibly professional and kind throughout the process. She sends daily photos and emails that were extremely helpful. I would highly recommend Barbara, and will definitely request her in the future.
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I enjoyed my holiday being hundreds of miles away because I knew my dog was in great hands. Barbara sent me pictures and e-mail up dates to keep my mind at ease. She was awsome.....
Barbara and her "boys" were a perfect for us! Roxy had the same attention and privileges she has at home but came back better behaved than when she was dropped off. She is still a "princess" but not as bossy. The pack enviroment was great for her. We had a great vaca knowing she was well taken care of -Barbara kept us well informed with pics and updates. Will definitely have Barbara look after Roxy again.
Thanks Barbara!!
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Barbara was amazing from the beginning. She was prompt getting back to me for our meet and greet, reassuring and patient answering my questions and addressing concerns and was open in sharing her background and history with love for pets including the agility training classes she has taken her dog; Bon Bon to.

She allowed me to 'hang out' a while in her back yard instead of rushing right off the first time I had to leave my dog; Maci (and would be gone on business for 5 days...I was really nervous about leaving her and fighting back tears). By the time I was ready to leave, Maci was having fun running around with her 2 dogs and the others and fitting right in. It really helped ease into the situation!

During Maci's stay Barbara was so kind and emailed me photos and updates of Maci playing and running around with the other dogs and laying on Barbara's bed looking happy and like she was having a good time which eased my mind!

I would highly recommend Barbara to be your small sized dog's nanny! It is clear she really loves and adores the dogs she cares for and I really appreciate her especially since I will need her services regularly now with my new job!

Sincerely,
Leah Madison and Maci
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