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Julie H.

14 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 47 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Julie's Resident Pets

Abby
Rat Terrier
Female
11 yr 3 mo old

Julie's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Julie

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have loved and cared for dogs my whole life. I dog sit regularly and have a 10 year old rat terrier, Abby, who loves the company. I trained her with Dog Whisperer principles. She's great with other dogs and adjusts to their temperament and activity level. I work mostly from home so I'm usually with the dogs, though in the evenings I often leave for a few hours to tutor.

I prefer to take one dog at a time, but may take two if they come together. I prefer smaller dogs up to ~30 lbs since I live in an apartment, but I'll consider larger dogs if they are calm and friendly and alright in a smaller space. The rates for daily and overnight sitting include at least one walk. If I leave, it will be only for a few hours and I can let the dogs roam the house, put them in separate rooms, or use a kennel, depending on what the dog is used to.

I work well with older dogs and special needs dogs who need a bit of extra attention to make sure they eat their food and get their medicines. For dogs with anxiety issues, I think it's best for them to have a regular sitter -- over the course of several sittings, I've helped dogs go from extreme anxiety to acting like my place is their second home. I also take dogs for extended stay if an owner needs to be away for weeks or months at a time. I also work on leash training dogs who need a bit of instruction to heel on walks.

I live on the second floor, so dogs should be able to climb stairs, or be small enough and willing to let me carry them up and down. To potty, I take the dogs outside (3-5x day) and we walk up and down the sidewalk (in addn to the longer walk) out front where there is plenty of grass and shade. I live in a very dog friendly neighborhood.

Also, I've recently obtained a certificate of completion for the Dog Emotion and Cognition online course offered by Duke! It was fascinating and I learned quite a bit about dog thinking and communication.

And finally, the cover photo of Abby and I was taken by Tim Gostony Photography -- I highly recommend him for your professional photography needs!

Looking forward to meeting you and your pup!
~Julie
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues
  • Separation anxiety

Julie H.

14 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 47 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 26, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Julie's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
14 Reviews
If I could give Julie 10 stars I would. I was in a last last-minute bind because my sister was supposed to watch my pup while my fiancé and I completed our engagement shoot which included our dog for some shots. At the last minute my sister became sick but thankfully Julie was able to step in and save the day to watch our pup for the remainder of the day.
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Julie was responsive and easy to communicate with. She gave daily updates. The dogs seemed well cared for and came hope happy. no complaints
Our pups have stayed with Julie a few times now, and, so far, so great! She's extremely responsive, thorough and responsible. I feel completely at ease leaving my two pups with her because I know they will get great care. What I like most about Julie (besides being so available all the time via dogvacay messaging) is that she has a very calm demeanor, which I think rubs off on my pups. Or at least I hope it does! We will definitely be using Julie again -- as long as she'll have us!
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