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Suzy M.

55 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Dachshund

Suzy's Resident Pets

Teddy
Havanese
Male
10 yr 10 mo old
Joe
Havanese
Male
10 yr 4 mo old

Suzy's House

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About Suzy

Taking care of your dog/s is my full-time job and I take it very seriously. Because my own dogs are small, I specialize in canines who weigh less than, or close to, 25 pounds. Your dog/s is treated just like one of my own beloved pets. They sit on my furniture, eat my homemade food, take walks, lazy about my large enclosed front porch and sleep in my bedroom. My rural neighborhood is quiet and my years of experience taking care of my own dogs, as well as rescue dogs, assures you the peace of mind you and your beloved pet/s deserve.

I've been a volunteer and member of Havanese Rescue for eight years, have fostered 12 wonderful rescue dogs, and placed each in a loving forever home.

For dog owners flying from Harrisburg International Airport (MDT), or Philadelphia, my house is located two minutes from the PA Turnpike, Exit 242-New Cumberland. The trip time to MDT (11.4 miles) is 15 minutes. My home is 10 minutes from downtown Harrisburg, 20 minutes from Hershey, and 40 minutes from Carlisle.

The 24-hour rate is $40/dog. From 2-36 hours past the 24-hour period, the charge is $20.00/dog. From 37-48 hours, the charge is a full two-day rate, etc.
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Suzy M.

55 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 12, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Facebook Connected
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Suzy's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Daycare At Suzy's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
55 Reviews
Our two babies (Maggie & Charlie) did wonderful at Suzy's. They stayed for 2 weeks and seemed very happy every day. Great communications (pics & videos) while we were away. No worries while away. I would recommend Suzy M highly!!
Suzy was very responsive to our needs during the scheduling process and kept us updated every day during our pet's stay by text and with photos. We felt very confident in leaving our baby in Suzy"s care. We will be scheduling another vacy with her soon.

Larry M.
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I would recommend Suzy for anyone looking for a sitter. She was wonderful!! I was a little nervous at first because I had never left Cooper with anyone other than family but now I feel as tho she is part of our family. She texted me often to let me know how things were going and also sent me pictures. We have another trip in October and I know Cooper will be well taken care of with Suzy.
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Awesome stay he loves to visit his buddies and get spoiled ! Highly recommended
Suzy knows her stuff!!!!! Our dogs love her.
OMG!!! You will never find a better dog sitter. Suzy obviously has a love for dogs that shows. She treated our dogs like they were her own. She also sent multiple pictures of our dogs while we were away.
Suzy is the best with dogs! Highly recommend!
Wonderful experience!
So thankful for her experience and care.
Suzy is just awesome as a caretaker to our pups!
Suzy did a wonderful job with Fen. It was a relief and a blessing to have her care for our girl. I would highly recommend Suzy and will book with her again. Can't say enough about how satisfied we are - the emailed pictures and checkins were comforting while we traveled. Great experience!
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We are so thankful to have found Suzy! She is amazing and loved our Molly as if she were her own. It was so nice to get updates and pics while we were away from Molly. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Suzy and DogVacay to anyone! :)
We just got back from our first time leaving our 9 month old puppy while we went on vacation, and we are EXTREMELY happy and satisfied with how well Suzy took care of our "little boy" while we were gone. Leaving him was my greatest worry, but Suzy's frequent texts, pictures, and videos quickly put my mind at ease. Our pup has a lot of energy and he was well exercised, well loved, and well fed at Suzy's house. This is, in my opinion, a much better alternative to a kennel. We don't have family that lives nearby, and we love taking our pup with us whenever we can, but we now feel like we have the freedom to plan the occassional day trip, getaway, or vacation without worrying about what to do with our beloved Tucker if we cannot take him, or how he will fare while we are gone. We will definitely be using Suzy's services again. She is kind, patient, and clearly truly loved having Tucker stay with her. I highly recommend Suzy, and am grateful to have found her!
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We can't begin to say enough about how well Suzy takes care of our Benji! We are very thankful to have Suzy to leave him with and know that he is in very good hands with her. He greatly enjoys the daily walks, playtimes, and snuggles. He eats well and enjoys her homemade extras. When we pick him up he always seems very relaxed and happy. We can tell he's had a great time and is very comfortable with, and fond of Suzy. If you want to leave your pet with someone and feel completely confident he will be very well cared for we highly recommend Suzy!
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I couldn't be happier with Suzy and the care my girls received when they stayed with her. She treated them as if they were her own puppies and I will be happy to use her in the future! My girls enjoyed staying with Suzy so much I don't think they wanted to come home!
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Reese's loved his stay with Suzy, and we loved the updates she sent us! He went on many walks, had play time with her dogs and was fed great dinners. He will be back again in March, thank you Suzy!
Buddy had a great time on vacation with Suzy!! After meeting Suzy for the first time i knew that he would do well at her house. It was so nice knowing he would be treated for so well while we were away. I'm sure Buddy will be back again for another stay. Thanks Suzy and family for giving me peace of mind while we traveled.
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Suzy was awesome to work with! We were away for four days and she kept us posted with frequent pics and messages... Our puppy Cooper was well taken care of and very tired when he got home. :) Very happy with our experience and would highly recommend.
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Another great experience for Harley at Suzy's house. I am so thankful for Suzy and definitely will book again. This is Harley's second stay and he did fantastic.
Suzy was WONDERFUL! This was our first time leaving Jimmy for a week with someone besides family and my worries were diminished the moment I met her.
While in Mexico, she emailed me updates, pictures & videos to enjoy. He loved it there and she loved him❤️
I highly recommend Suzy
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Great for our dog!
Suzy was wonderful! We are so glad to have found her and look forward to using her again for our "son" Rusty. This was a new experience for us and Suzy was very professional and put us right at ease. She also provided updates (texts and pictures) on how Rusty was doing. In the pictures and when we picked him up, it was evident that Rusty was well cared for, enjoying himself, and relaxed. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I highly recommend Suzy.
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Suzy was great! This was the first time leaving my puppy. She saw how worried I was and quickly put me at ease. I was able to enjoy my trip 100%. She gave regular updates and pictures, so that I was well informed and could see that my little buddy was having fun. Suzy is a genuinely kind and caring lady. I was fortunate to have found her and will absolutely be sending my puppy to her place in the future. Thank you Suzy!
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Today Suzy watched two dogs for us and they both had a wonderful time. Suzy made Banner and Mickey feel right at home. We will definitely be using Suzy again!
Suzy took excellent care of my little boy! She is wonderful and Jimmy will be going back in September.
Suzy always provides the best care for our little guy. He is somewhat timid outside of his family and home, but Suzy brings out the very best in him. She gives updates to the family, so we know our fur baby is doing great and making friends. Suzy individualizes care, and treats our baby like her own. She is Aunt Suzy to our little guy. We are truly blessed to have him as Sparky's caretaker.
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We are so fortunate to have found Suzy to watch our dog Banner. We had an emergency come up and had to look for a dog sitter at the last minute. Suzy responded right away and when we dropped Banner off we were very impressed with Suzy's warm and reassuring welcome.
While we were away Suzy sent us updates that helped us not to worry.
We will definitely return to Suzy when we need a doggy sitter. Banner had a great time!
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Molly spent her first day with Suzy, her family and her pups and had a wonderful time! We received updates, pictures and a short video which helped put us at ease. Suzy took wonderful care of Molly and we can't wait to have her stay with Suzy again! :) We are so thankful to have found her through DogVacay!
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Buffy's favorite place to stay if she can't be with me. She gets lots of walks and lots of lovin. And Suzy sends daily update pictures. Best place you could leave your precious pup.
Suzy is awesome! She and her husband took great care of our pup, Katie, while we went on vacation. We picked Katie up today, and she appears to be happy, healthy, and clean. Suzy gave her a bath. This is the first time I didn't have to bathe Katie after coming home from a vacation. I feel so luxurious! Suzy is such a kind loving person and didn't waste much time to figure Katie out and treated her like a princess. I felt silly for all the unnecessary worries and guilts before our trip that I forgot to pack Katie's favorite snack. Suzy was so kind to have offered to pick it up from the store and refused to take our money. Suzy sent us detailed email updates and pictures of Katie almost daily, so it was very comforting to know Katie was in good hands and safe, and we could relax and enjoyed our vacation. Suzy made home cooked meals for her pups and Katie and genuinely loves dogs and cares for their well beings by diligently walking them everyday. We truly appreciate Suzy and her husband for taking such good care of Katie and loving her like their own while we were away. This gives us peace of mind and we will definitely come back soon and highly recommend Suzy (a very sweet, kind, and loving lady) to anyone who wants his/her pups spoiled when they go on vacation.
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Suzy goes above and beyond to support the pets that she sits for. She knows the value that our furry children have in our lives, and goes above and beyond to give them great care. We have a shy, passive little boy pup. He has been this way since the day we met him. Suzy has gone above and beyond to work with him to build trust, and now he greets her, her fur babies and her home with great enthusiasm. That is because of who she is and the time and effort she puts in to her labor of love.
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Suzy is now officially Buffy's second home. She is a member of the family and is treated very well. I have no concerns at all when I leave Buffy with Suzy and her pups.
My Wheaten Terrier typically does not like being away from home. When he is at a traditional kennel, he often comes home noticeably stressed and run down.

Luckily, I found Suzy. When I picked up my dog after his stay, he was happy, energetic, and his normal self. With all the pictures and updates, it was clear he was having a great time. I would highly recommend Suzy to any and everyone looking for a dog-sitter and will 100% be using her services again in the future!
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Suzy is BEYOND amazing!!! She took wonderful care of our Punky, and sent us daily updates, pictuers, and videos! We are so thrilled that we've found her, as Punk did not do well in a "kennel" environment. She treated him like one of her own, and he loves her.....he cannot wait to visit Suzy again! Thank you so much Suzy!!!
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Buffy once again had an awesome stay with Suzy! She got along well with Suzy's dogs and Suzy is kind enough to keep me updated on what Buffy is doing through text messages and photos. She truly provides a second home and a loving environment.
I travel frequently. When we arrive at Suzy's, Roscoe thinks he has arrived at his second home.
We were so thankful to have Suzy watch our seven month old puppy, Sparky. He had a great time and came home so happy. Our puppy is normally rather timid, and Suzy was so loving and good with him. Finding Suzy to help with Sparky when something comes up has been an enormous blessing. He made such good friends at her home!!!!
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Wonderful, as always
This was Roscoe's 2nd stay with Suzy and he couldn't have been cared for any more concientiously by me. She was unfazed by his need for medication and drops for an ear infection.
I heartily recommend her to anyone wanting a "home away from home" for their dog's "vacation."
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2nd stay for my girl Buffy with Suzy and her lovely dogs. She had a wonderful weekend and I don't think she missed me much:) I highly recommend Suzy as a host - she treats Buffy like one of her own and it shows.
I was very pleased with Suzy's care of my dog. Between the time I booked and the time he needed care he had developed an ear infection. She took his ear care in hand without a word. I had daily reports and pictures. I have scheduledvwith her again and feel fortunate to have found her.
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We had an awesome experience with Suzy! We were nervous about leaving our four-month-old puppy for a week, but Suzy made it easier for both us and our pup. She responded quickly to every message sent before the pre-meet and then sent pictures and even a video at least once a day while we were away. We were actually able to enjoy our vacation knowing our boy was in good hands and having a blast at Suzy's! We definitely recommend Suzy to everyone and will be using her anytime we have to go away in the future.
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Buffy had a fabulous time with Suzy and her dogs. I was very nervous about leaving her because she is very attached to me and doesn't hang out with other dogs very much. She missed me, but settled in pretty well and got along with the other pups shortly after I dropped her off. Suzy was kind enough to send me texts and photos to let me know how she was doing. I would highly recommend Suzy as a home away from home for your treasured family member.
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Whiskey and Lager are our two Jackapoos that since our own children have grown and `moved out have become like children to us. Though both Jackapoos they have their distinct personalities, Whiskey being more active and Lager much more laid back.Suzy was able to quickly pick up on that and cater to it. She sent us pictures through the entire time we were gone which gave us a much needed sense of security. We had up until this time not left the dogs with anyone other than family but being that it was my son's wedding, family was also going. We found Suzy on line and after that first meeting felt comfortable leaving our 'babies' with her and can not imagine leavin them with anyone one else in the future.
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Thank you Suzy for taking care of our beloved dog Harley while we vacationed this year. We certainly did enjoy all of the updates daily and pictures. Usually Harley is so stressed out with going to a Kennel he drops a few pounds. Not the case with you and your family. Definitely a better option for us. We are so glad that we found you. I am sure Harley will be looking forward to future visits with you and your family. The Keffers
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Lady was so happy and comfortable staying with Suzy while I went on vacation. We will absolutely be staying again soon. I highly recommend Suzy for dog sitting.
Suzy did an excellent job of taking care of my dog Sophie! She sent me daily pics of her and let me know how she was doing. It made my vacation much more enjoyable knowing my baby was well taken care of.
We recently moved and no longer have family nearby to watch our beloved dog when we need to travel. After the meet and greet with Suzy, I was confident that Cubby would be in good hands. When I brought him back to her house before we left town, he whined with excitement as we pulled into her driveway. I knew that was a good sign! Suzy sent me texts and pics and we were able to relax knowing that Cubby was not only well cared for, but happy! We are so relieved to have found someone to not only care for our dog while we travel, but also treat him like one of her own. Thanks Suzy!
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Suzy provided a great home away from home for our dog Roxie! Tons of outdoor space, daily walks, and cuddle sessions with Suzy and her family. We received daily pictures and updates and were not at all concerned about Roxie while we were out of town. I would definitely recommend Suzy to anyone!
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Suzy is great with the dogs! She's especially well-versed in smaller breeds. Our two came home tired from playing, and very happy.
First of all, we want to Thank, Suzy, her daughter, & her husband from the bottom of our hearts for taking such WONDERFUL care of CT, our 8 year old Shih-Tzu while we were away. Suzy was very flexible & accommodating because she changed our 4 nights from 2/13/14 - 2/17/14 to 2/12/14 - 2/16/14 because of the impending snow storm that came on the night of 2/12/14. CT is our baby but Suzy, her daughter & Tad took care of CT like he was their own. CT enjoyed playing & being with Suzy's dog or Teddy, Joe, Daisy, & Rodrigo. We received pictures and verbiage from Suzy on a regular basis which were very nice. The pictures & the verbiage gave us the warm & fuzzies that CT was enjoying himself very much. They made our trip much more enjoyable knowing that CT was in GOOD HANDS. CT slept in the bed & really had a GOOD TIME. If we ever need to use Dog Vacay again, we would definitely use Suzy because she is a GREAT person who loved CT like she loves her own dogs. We usually take CT with us but this was one of those times that we could not so we used Dogvacay.com and Suzy. It was a GREAT Experience. If you are reluctant to leave your dog or puppy less than 25 pounds, Suzy is really a diamond in the rough. We highly recommend Suzy as a GREAT Person to take care of any 25 pound or under dog or puppy.
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We had a great experience letting our dog stay with Suzy. She was very accommodating to my last minute drop off time changes. It was obvious she cares a lot about dogs and she treated Harley like her own. She sent me daily updates with photos and he always looked very happy. What a relieve to go on vacation and know our dog is getting at least as much, if not more, love and attention as at home!
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We left our dog, Hans, with Suzy for the second time, and were more than happy with the experience. She took such great care of him, including giving him his medications from a recent health scare. He was at optimal health and happy as ever when we came back from our trip. Suzy is a dog expert and a lovely person! We will be seeing her again for sure!
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Suzy was great! My husband and I have never been away from our puppy since we got him, so we were a bit nervous to leave him with someone else. She gave our puppy love and attention, and she gives expert advice. Both Suzy and her daughter gave our dog the kind of attention we had hoped for. We were regularly updated on how he was doing with pictures and even video. We couldn't have found a better place for our dog.
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I could tell just by talking to Suzy on the phone that she was a true animal lover. When I dropped off Dallas she sat with him on the floor and gave him time to warm up to the environment. She had a huge basket of toys of which Dallas immediately tore into. She sent pics of Dallas, and when I picked him up she taught me a new trick to get him to eat his food and he was super calm. I'll call her the "PA Puppy Whisperer"!
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