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Connie L.

49 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Labrador Retriever

Connie's Resident Pets

Golden Retriever
2 yr 8 mo old

Connie's House

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

About Connie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Holiday rate for boarding is $35 per day.

I have always been a dog lover and have been around dogs my whole life! We have a Golden Retriever named Oliver. He is one year old and has completed obedience training to get his Canine Good Citizen certificate! He also recently completed testing and is now a Therapy dog!

We have a large house with a nice fenced-in back yard with plenty of space to run and play. Our neighborhood has wonderful walking trails where we take daily walks! Oliver loves other dogs and looks forward to having a friend to play with!

You can travel and leave your pup with me and know that they will be taken care of just like he or she is a part of our family!

I have had bad experiences with Labrador retrievers damaging my house and therefore I am unable to host them.

I do separate dogs while they are eating, so there isn't ever any food issues come meal time.

I have had bad experiences with Labrador Retrievers damaging my home and therefore cannot accept any Labs that are younger than two years old.

All dogs need to be current on their vaccinations, and flee/tick preventative.

Price is $30 overnight. On pickup day, pickup is by noon, or an additional $15 will be added.

I love to take pictures so photos of your dog and updates can be sent to you upon request!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Connie L.

49 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Connie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Connie's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
49 Reviews
You know your fur baby is in good hands and loved by the host family when he can't get out of the car fast enough when we arrive. He knows immediately when we turn on the street he is getting to spend time with his human friend Connie and fur buddy Oliver.
I had a last minute family emergency and Connie was so gracious to accommodate a drop off within hours so I could return home and take care of things.
Im so glad to have found a host family who love my dog as much as me. Every member of Connie's family are welcoming and playful with my fur baby.
Dogs having more fun than canine-ly allowed!! :-) My dogs love the room to run and explore and the time to play with other dogs. They love living in a home with a family and joining a new pack while we are away. I encourage you to contact Connie if you are in need of a pet sitter. I think you and your dog(s) will be glad you did.
For the first time since moving to the area I had a short notice need to board for our pup, Beorn, for a few days. I wasn't totally sold on the local boarding facilities I found online, but then found dogvacay. I searched my locale. Although there were several sitters that had positive reviews, I felt most comfortable after reading the many positive reviews for Connie. I contacted her and we arranged for a meet and greet with Connie and Oliver (her handsome Golden Retriever). I left town feeling confident Beorn was in good hands. Connie sent several pictures and short video clips of Beorn playing with Oliver and company while we were gone. We enjoyed seeing him so happy and getting lots of exercise. We will definitely call on Connie again and highly recommend her to anyone wanting a more home-like environment for their dog when boarding is needed.
Awesome space to run and play with other nice dogs! What more could a dog ask for? Connie is very quick to respond should any questions arise and she sends lots of neat pictures and videos of your dogs.
We are so glad to have found Connie to take care of our dogs during a temporary work assignment. Her quick responses and great pictures and videos help with the concerns that come up during a long separation like this. I think she is an excellent pet photographer as well! It's really nice to have some great shots of your own dogs and when we return we'll have a "scrapbook" of our dog's trip to "adventure camp" to coincide with our trip. I encourage you to contact Connie if you need a pet sitter.
My dogs stayed over the holidays with Connie. They were welcomed into the family and shared in the festivities. Connie sent lots of great pictures and videos! If your dog likes to have large spaces to run and enjoys playing with other dogs, Connie has just the place! My other dog is older and not very active and she loves it too. She likes to be around the action even if she's not always in it.
Connie has been a wonderful dog sitter. Her dog Oliver and her family welcomed my dogs into their home for a long term stay. Connie is very quick to respond and sends lots of great pictures. Highly recommend!
I have a really spoiled King Charles spaniel. She is also timid around other dogs. From the looks of the videos and photos (Connie sent them daily!) my little girl seemed comfortable at Connie's home and with Oliver. Such a good feeling when you're miles away from home! Last thought: Connie is super responsive- she responds almost instant to changes or questions. Pawsome!
So HAPPY! My little ones loved Connie and her pup Oliver and all the friends they had to play with while they were boarding with her. Connie was extremely responsive and flexible and so helpful. She kept me updated and sent photos all the time. The photos were really adorable and helped while I was away. I will use Connie again and I know my pups can't wait to stay again!
Too bad we were limited to just 5 stars; Connie deserved more! The experience started off on the right track by the host's flexibility on drop off and pick up times that best fit OUR schedule. Benson, our miniature poodle, gave us his OK from the start when I handed over his travel bag to Connie and he followed her to her door and was inside her home without ever looking back. Connie sent lots of photos and videos to our email and we could see that he was being spoiled just like he is at home. It must have been fun for Benson because when we got him back home, he made no negative comments. We are planning to use Connie again real soon for a 3 week stay. David S.
Absolutely Amazing. The second we turn onto Connie's road Hodor forgets that I exist. He is so happy to be with Connie, Oliver and their family!! Highly recommend
This experience was even better than I had hoped! Zoe went right in and Connie took excellent care of her. We got pictures to show us how she was doing and could tell she enjoyed herself! Thank you, Connie, for taking great care of our baby! Her house is designed to provide safe, as well as fun care!. Kathy
Connie and her family are AWESOME!!! We booked last minute because the weather changed our travel plans and Connie accepted our request within minutes. She kept us up to date with tons of pictures and videos. Our puppy looked like she barely missed us because she was having so much fun. My husband dropped off our furbaby and forgot everything but the dog food and Connie was well prepared with everything that was missing. Connie has gained a forever client with my family. Thank you so much for everything!!!!
Love it
Connie was great! Very accommodating of our last minute booking and middle of the day drop off. Our pup had a great time running around her large backyard. Will definitely book again!
Connie and Oliver were great hosts! We needed to leave Beau our 8 month old Golden Retriever for a week while on vacation. After initially calling some local kennels and finding out he would be in a cage all day, my wife found dog vacay. Connie was responsive the entire process. During Beau's stay she sent pictures and video everyday that the entire family enjoyed of him playing with all the dog guests. He came home needing a vacation from his vacation! I would highly recommend and will use Connie in the future.
Duke had a GREAT time at Connie's! He was exhausted when he got home from all the fun. Connie sent us so many picture and vidoe updates, which we really appreciated! Thank you Connie and Oliver!
Connie is a warm and amazing person. I felt immediately comfortable and my dog clearly warmed to her upon arrival. Connie's house and property are a an active dog's dream. Highest recommendation.
Awesome! This was a last minute reservation, Connie was available and I'm so thankful. She was very flexible and friendly. I felt comfortable leaving my dog and she enjoyed taking care of him. I highly recommend Connie....Great Choice!!
Connie, her family and home were the perfect thing I needed to put my mind at ease while traveling. She was continually sending updates through video and pictures. It was apparent my dog was a welcome friend in their home. I would highly recommend Connie to anyone!! She treats your pet like family and what more can someone ask for !!
Connie was responsive (even with her recent move) and helpful in giving me a piece of mind when I can not be with my fur baby. Oliver is a charm too. Thanks!
Connie and her family were perfect for our 2 dogs! We have a Golden/collie/shepherd mix and a Min-Pin mix. Connie's dog Oliver was a wonderful buddy for my dogs. They had lots of fun playing in the nice fenced yard. We are so thankful to have found Connie. She is wonderful to work with. She sent lots of pictures and some videos. This was only the second time I had ever left my 2 1/2 year old dog and Connie's communications and pictures were really appreciated! My dogs had a terrific 5-star visit.
I am so happy we found Connie! Connie and her family were a perfect match for our Boxer and German Wirehair. The yard and set up was perfect for them. We were also thrilled with the updates and pictures. This was our first time using DogVacay as we are new to the area. Our previous sitter actually had a similar set up so we were thrilled to stumble across DogVacay and Connie. Highly recommend!
Fabulous, 5-star experience! Miss Connie was fast and friendly when responding to all of our questions. Easy, breezy Meet & Greet and drop-off/pick-up. We received a ton of pictures and videos - of our pup having a great time! Would recommend! & would stay again and again!...
This was Cece's second time staying with Connie and she seemed to just love it. I also so appreciate Connie's flexibility and pick up / drop off were a breeze. Thanks so much!
We recently moved and were looking to board our 6 month old Labradoodle for the weekend. I was very nervous about leaving him for that period of time, but saw such glowing reviews for Connie that we decided to give it a try.

What a wonderful experience! The house and yard were spacious and beautiful. Hudson had tons of room to romp and play. Connie sent pictures and updates a few times per day which really put our mind at ease. Our housebroken puppy reverted to an UN-potty trained puppy, but those accidents were met with graciousness and good humor.

It was clear that our dog was made to feel a welcomed part of the pack for the weekend and we could not be more grateful to Connie and her sweet natured dog Oliver.

I would absolutely recommend Connie to anyone that needed smart, loving care by a knowledgeable, empathetic and patient sitter.

Hudson looks forward to his next visit!
Couldn't have been a better stay! Connie is great with our dog. Our 9 year old golden wanted to stay after the visit because she was having so much fun playing with the other dogs. Would absolutely recommend Connie for Daycare, overnight, or week long care for anyone. We have used her for all these services and can't say enough about how great Connie is.
Connie is wonderful. Stella, my dog, stayed with Connie, her family and her personal pets for 18 days. Stella had a great experience, received great care and came home a happy dog. Would choose Connie to dog sit Stella again when I travel. Excellent service.
Connie was an awesome pet sitter! She responded to my request within minutes and was able to day sit my dog with only 12 hours of notice! Her quick response and easygoing manner with pick-up/drop-off made the whole process of finding a sitter in short notice stress-free. My pup usually has a little separation anxiety when I leave him but he had no problem with Connie. He spent the day hanging out in the yard with her family and got to spend some quality time cuddling on the couch - his favorite activities. We will definitely be using Connie again!
Connie was perfect for our dog. Ginger seemed very happy when we picked her up. We had to stay extra days and Connie was very understanding and accommodating. I would recommend Connie to anyone. So glad I found her!
Connie was so amazing, I can't say enough wonderful things about her and Cece's (my dog) experience. She was really helpful and accommodating with my schedule. She also sent tons of pictures showing how much fun Cece had - it totally made my day. Thanks so much for everything!!
I loved our experience with Connie! She was very accommodating, and gave me lots of updates on how our puppy's stay was going. I would love to use her again in the future!
Best doggie daycare experience we have ever had. Easy to set up, drop off and pickup went flawless. Flexibilty of the host made it work for our schedule. Connie is so nice and wonderful with our dog.
This was our first time leaving our pup with a sitter and Connie was fabulous from start to finish! She was always there to communicate and sent lots of great photos. Our pup came back to us happier than we could hope for. We will definitely be going back in the future!
This was our first time use DogVacay and it was a wonderful experience. It was so nice to know that our dog was in a loving home. Connie was great and keep us posted on Franzie through pictures and videos. I will definitely be using her again. Great positive experience.
5 paws, 5 bones 5 stars 5 everything for Connie, her family and Oliver!!!
ANOTHER GREAT EXPERIENCE with Connie and family. Ariana is always very well taken care of!!!! She loves playing with Oliver and she is always lookiing forward to another stay with them. We are always happy with them. Thanks a bunch Connie
Great Experience! This was the first time we were leaving our 6 month old puppy with someone and the experience with Connie was great. She met us and our puppy before the actual reservation and the chemistry was immediate. During our trip we received many pictures and updates of our puppy having a great time! Our very first experience with Dog Vacay was pawsome!
I was so fortunate to find Connie (and her family) to take care of Pip. From my very first interaction with Connie (she is amazingly responsive) to our initial meet and greet (she invited us into her home, we met Oliver and her entire family, spent some time with them to see how Pip acclimated, etc.), the entire interaction was fantastic. Most importantly, Connie sent me messages and pictures of Pip playing and bonding with friends and family. Pip was immediately part of her family and made me feel so relieved that he was in great care. Connie will definitely be our "go to" dog care provider from this point forward. Thank you Connie for making it so easy on us. Kathy
Chloe loved her stay with Connie and Oliver. She came home happy and tired. I appreciated and enjoyed the photo updates ---- excellent photos of Chloe. I will use Connie again, and will recommend her.
ANOTHER great stay with this sitter - my dog was well cared for and had lots of fun. Very patient sitter and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone!
First time using Dogvacay and the experience was wonderful! Connie was very patient with all my questions and helped calm some jitters. My dog came home happy.She was always good at keeping us updated with pictures and details while my dog was in her care. Highly recommended sitter, many thanks Connie!
Connie was great with making my Star at ease and welcomed in her home. Will definitely go back.
Again!!! Another great experience with Connie and family!!!! Definitely reliable and very friendly family. They do love dogs and keep us posted with tons of pictures and videos!!!!
We went to Dubai for a week and were worried about leaving Ariana since there was not a slight chance to bring her with us.
We left Ariana with Connie and her family. She was AWESOME, we had an 8 hr time difference but she was GREAT communicating with us.
Ariana had a blast and enjoyed herself very much. Oliver and Ariana seemed to have found their lost brother/ sister and it was very nice to see that she was taken care of as if she was part of their family.
We HIGHLY recommend Connie and her family to Petsit your pup!!!!!!
We now know that we found her a home away from home when we need to travel.
Thank you Connie
and Oliver ??????
Connie was WONDERFUL! She sent tons of pictures and videos and was flexible when we asked to change our pick up time. Our lab Happy clearly had a fun time, he has slept since we picked him up yesterday! We already booked another stay for him and I know he'll be well taken care of!
Connie and her dog Oliver were fantastic in taking care of our dog Sayla during our recent trip to Myrtle Beach. We normally take Sayla on our trips to our condo but didn’t think it was in her best interest because of the heat and restrictions on pet access to the beach during the summer months. Our normal PetVacay host was out of town and we were lucky enough to find Connie who lives just two blocks from us. Connie kept us posted everyday with pictures of all the great activities Sayla was participating in with Oliver such as playtime in the big back yard, evening playtime in the house, and a trip to the new walking trails in Fredericksburg. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our special pet. We HIGHY recommend and totally trust Connie and her family.

JoLene and Sam Floyd
Fredericksburg, VA
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