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Shawna B.

16 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 16 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Shawna's Resident Pets

Jake
Standard Poodle
Male
9 old
Tucker
Chihuahua
Male
8 old
Mr. Tatters
Chihuahua
Male
10 old
Nanners
Chihuahua
Female
7 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Shawna's House

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About Shawna

Spayed and Neutered dogs under 30 pounds please. The furry guests that my husband and I have stay in our home are treated like one of our own. They have full run of the house, and are never crated. We have a secure privacy fence in our back yard, and the dogs love to go out there, run play, and sun themselves. Inside, there are dog beds and blankets all around, so everyone has a comfy place to hang out. I am a foster for the Because of You Chihuahua Rescue, and have a lot of experience helping small timid dogs feel at home. You are more than welcome to schedule a time to come out an meet me, and see my home before booking a stay for your pup.
Pet CPR/First-Aid Certified

Other FAQs:
How long will you be away from home? I am a pet sitter, and am occasionally in and out, but I am home the majority of the time.

Do you have any children? I do not have any human children, only the furry kind.

What if my dog eats a special food that requires a lot of preparation, or is on a medication? Special diets and care are not a problem. I understand the issues and fears associated with having a special needs dog. Some of the special dogs I've cared for have had the following issues: deaf, blind, kidney failure, diabetes, pancreatic cancer, enlarged esophagus, and more.

I don't believe in vaccinating my dog every year, will you still keep my dog? I do not require specific vaccinations, but I strongly encourage you to vaccinate against Kennel Cough if you are boarding your dog anywhere. Any puppies should have their first three sets of shots before boarding.

What items should I bring with my dog?
-enough food for their stay
-a blanket or bed...something with the smell of home
-leash and harness if you have one
-If they are finicky about what they eat out of, you might bring their bowls too.
-Anything else that you think will make your pet's stay happier

How many animal do you keep at your home? We have 2 cats, 1 Standard Poodle, and 3 Chihuahuas. I also usually have 1 foster dog, and will take up to 4 additional dogs for boarding.

Do you smoke? No, neither my husband nor I smoke.
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Shawna B.

16 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 16 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated July 10, 2015

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shawna's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Shawna's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Grooming
$30 /min
$75 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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16 Reviews
Toby had to stay an extra day due to our flight being delayed. She was very understanding and accommodated us.
It was a good experience. My dog is active and always had another dog to play with. She replied quickly to my questions and concerns. She made me feel at ease by letting me know my dog is eating and sleeping well. She sent me short videos of my pet. If you don't mind your dog being around multiple dogs then she is your person. I would use her again.
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Our experience with Shawna and her husband Boyd was awesome! We were a little nervous about leaving our puppy at a kennel, but Shawna made us feel right at home during our meet and greet. Their home was spotless, and they were clearly prepared to house all kinds of animals. Our dog warmed to them immediately. They were very professional, and provided us daily updates during our dog's stay. We will definitely use them again!
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Again we left our 2 sweeties with Shawna. She sends us photos and videos of them having the best of times. We couldn't ask for more caring and loving people to take care of them. Thanks Shawna!
We had our 2 dogs stay with Shawna B. for 10 days. They had a blast! Shawna texted me videos and photos of the fun they were having. I would recommend her to anyone who wants loving, caring people to take care of their loved ones. I hope that she will care for my girls again in the future.
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I'm so glad I found Shawna! Her daily updates and videos of my Jax really put my mind at ease that he was doing ok and having fun. I will definitely reserve a spot for Jax next time I need to leave town.
Our 2 chi's had a wonderful stay. Shawna provided video and pictures to us while we were on vacation that confirmed they were having fun. My chi's weren't esp happy to see me when I picked them up, not sure they wanted to leave "their vaca". They slept in the car going home, completely relaxed and pooped out. Got home and realized that Shawna had bathed them and cut their nails. Will definitely be booking with Shawna next vacation.
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I received pictures of my dog, and I appreciated Shawna's flexibility when my trip changed. She's my #1 choice to keep my dog when I have to leave town.
We cannot say enough about the care that our Noah gets when he stays with Shawna. She treats Noah as if he was her own. It is so nice to not have to worry when we go out of town. It makes our time away so much more relaxing. And Noah does so well even though he is away from us. We would highly recommend Shawna.
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We felt very comfortable leaving our Miss B with Shawna and her husband. They obviously love dogs judging from the menagerie that met us at the door. I would definitely recommend them and would trust them to keep our dog again.
We were so nervous to leave our dog with someone new. He is very timid and scared of new places. Shawna made our dog feel comfortable and treated him like one of her own! We will definitely be taking our fur baby back! Thanks Shawna!
If there were 10 stars, Shawna would get them from me. Again, I enjoyed time away from home knowing that my dog was being well taken care of and having a good time at her house. I received pictures and videos for the 3 days I was out of town which showed what I already knew: my dog was having a grand time. THEN, to make this visit even better, Shawna happened to have an appointment near my house and actually 'delivered' him to me this morning which saved me the 30-minute drive to her house! Perfect. Additionally, she offers helpful tips for dog health as well as good websites for dog equipment/apparel. If you need to leave town and be *assured* your dog is in good hands, Shawna's your answer. Thanks again!
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Our dog is an "old lady" who has never been boarded at a kennel-type facility. We had planned a trip and were dreading the thought of leaving her caged for several days. We then stumbled across dogvacay.com and found a wonderful alternative! She had full run of the house and yard and Shawna sent pics and updates to us. Shawna is definitely a dog person and we felt good about our dog's experience.
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I left my puppy (Nado) with Shawna and she was amazing. She clearly knows a lot about dogs and cares deeply about them.

During the meet and greet she was careful to introduce Nado to the other dogs in a way that wouldn't be stressful for him. She also shared some great tips regarding grooming and training.

During Nado's stay with her she sent me photos and videos of Nado having a blast. Nado returned to us happy and healthy. I think he was actually sad to leave. I hope she's available next time I need a home for him because I can't imagine a better place.
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I appreciated Shawna's flexibility in adding my dog to her calendar. I know my dog had a good time because he's been asleep since we got home! You can tell that Shawna really loves dogs; therefore, having my dog at her house allowed me to truly enjoy my short trip because I knew he was enjoying the company of other dogs in a loving home. Thanks, Shawna!
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Shawna is wonderful and I would highly recommend her. She has a nice home that is completely open to the dogs, we were able to get updates and pictures of our little guy. We felt very comfortable!
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