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Shawn W.

21 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Shawn's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Shawn

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi! My name is Shawn! I am a mother of an 11 year old and a 3 year old. I am home all day during the day and my husband works from home so there is 24/7 care for your loved ones.

We live in a quaint neighborhood in St. Anthony, MN that is full of pet loving families. Our house is within walking distance of a couple of parks and a school with paths for endless walks. We also have a large fenced in back yard with plenty of room to run and play or take a nap under the shaded apple trees.

Growing up on a farm in southern Minnesota, I have had experience with all types of animals in my life. We just recently had to say goodbye to our two Huskies after 14/16 years. I miss them dearly but have so many memories to share forever. They were a part of our family and such a joy.

Your dogs will get 100% of our love and attention as if the were our own!

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Shawn W.

21 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated January 30, 2017


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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.
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 Shawn's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Shawn's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
21 Reviews
Shawn was fantastic. I have two young Huskys that can be very moody in there own ways. Shawn new how to handle them both and kept us up to date with pictures and notes every day. Both pups came home relaxed and happy. I highly recommend them.
Shawn was very responsive, flexible with pick up and set regular updates while I was away.
Our dog is a bit anxious about being left - he tends to lick himself raw. No sign of that on this visit. He seemed happy and content! Shawn was awesome - she kept us informed and was very good about communication. We were very happy indeed!
Darla and Iggy had a fabulous time on their first visit with Shawn and family! I could tell because they came home pooped out! :) I especially appreciated Shawn's daily updates with pictures. Darla & Iggy have always been accustomed to a family setting when it comes to dogsitters, and their routine at Shawn's was just about identical to their routine at home, with our elderly girl Iggy curling up in a favorite cozy spot and Darla being able to hang outside whenever she wanted. Shawn's regular updates were so reassuring as it is always hard being far away from them. I knew she was taking EXCELLENT care of them. :D
Shawn regularly kept in contact with me giving me updates on Sherlocks stay, and alerted me to any issues that came up. Would recommend her to anyone, and I plan to use her again next time we travel.
Our dogs were so excited to stay with Shawn and her family. After our first meeting with Shawn we knew this would be a good match for our dogs. Our dogs came home happy and we had the peace of mind that they were well taken care of.
We felt very comfortable leaving our Angel with Shawn and her family It was a very homey and friendly environment with plenty of lovin'! We appreciated the pictures and updates while we were gone. We'll be a repeat customer. Thanks so much!
Shawn and Steve were wonderful hosts for Wabi, while my partner and I jetted off to Stillwater for an overnight getaway. They sent pics of Wabi romping with his new best pal Otis (another dog they were watching) in the backyard, and I knew he was in good hands. Wabi's all tuckered out after his awesome 24-hour playdate. We'll definitely send him back to Shawn & Steve again the next time we need a sitter!
Mason had a blast with Shawn and her family! We received lots of photo updates and Shawn was great about getting back to us/contacting us about pick up and drop off times. They were graciously accommodating to our crazy holiday schedule. We felt very lucky that Mason got to stay with such a wonderful family. Thank you!
We are more than pleased with George's stay at Shawn's. It was very comforting knowing that George was being well cared for. We loved the fact that someone was home with him the majority of the time, he got lots of play time and I'm sure lots of pets. We definitely will be bringing George back.

Liz, Brian & George
Shawn and her family were great. They were flexible in setting up a meet and greet and in setting up a pickup time. Shawn kept me up to date with pictures while I was on vacation. Her kids know how to act around dogs, which eased my concerns about bringing a 90-pound dog into their home. They have a nice indoor living area and big fenced in back yard that I'm sure any dog would enjoy. A pleasant experience all around.
Shawn and her family were great. They were flexible on drop-off and pick-up times, which was great because traveling is already stressful. I loved that they sent lots of cute pictures (I think daily) so that I wouldn't miss my dog too much. From the pictures, you can definitely tell that my dog was having a blast.
My two dogs stayed with Shawn and family for nine days. Shawn posted plenty of pictures for me, and I could tell that they were very "at home." One of my dogs really bonded with Shawn's daughter. So great to come home to happy dogs!
Shawn and her family were friendly, caring and attentive to our dog's special needs!
We can not thank Shawn and her family enough for the love and care they gave Bailey while we were on vacation. We received daily pictures and updates and we were able to tell Bailey felt loved and safe while there. If you are looking for a sitter for your dog, we highly recommend Shawn. You and your dog will be happy you did. We will be returning to Shawn and her family for future Dog Vacay needs.
Thank you Shawn for loving my sweet Bailey :)
Shawn was easy to work with and took great care of the hounds!
My experience was very good! Shawn provided regular updates with pictures and Deacon seemed so happy! Since he's new to my family too, I was nervous about leaving him anywhere. However, he was in very good hands. I would highly recommend Shawn as a host. Also a very convenient location and flexible.
having never left our dog anywhere before we were nervous, but shawn and family took all our worries away with having a family home / surroundings .rather than being kenneled and not knowing when he might have human contact . also the photos emailed ,reassured us he was happy with them. very highly recommended Chris D.
Shawn and family provided a great first experience with Dog Vacay. She responded to our request quickly, and was really easy to communicate with.

We selected Shawn because she provided a family environment, with no other dogs in the house (Danny likes to be the center of attention).

Shawn posted over a dozen photos during our 5-day vacation which really put our son's mind at ease, and made him feel that Danny was being well cared for.

Highly recommended.
Shawn and her family have been great hosts to our big crazy energetic dog. We started with daycare and found that by the second day, our dog was whining with excitement as we got close to Shawn's house. Upon arrival, she leapt out of the car and ran for the front door. She has a new second home!
Shawn and her family are true dog lovers and wonderful caregivers! They went above and beyond to take care of our older dog and make him feel like part of their family. We can't thank them enough for their great care and give them our highest recommendation!
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