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silvia m.

27 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

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

About silvia

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Having worked at an animal hospital I discovered the joys of pet sitting and visited client homes for quite a few years, however I always felt bad leaving them. When we discovered Dogvacay I jumped at the chance to nurture a pet in our own home.We look at them as our grandchildren and sometime I forget they can be left alone. We enjoy each other with a little spoiling and lots of loving and at times the real grandchildren do come and play with them .
I work from home so we are always together and that makes them comfortable right away.
Please keep in mind we don't have a fenced in yard so if that is what your pet is used to then this may not be a good fit for them as we like to spend as much time as possible with our new family member.
-Our long walks are mainly in the morning , then we go out as needed. On the longer stays I continue with puppy training you have started and especially walking on the leash without pulling. I use Ceasar's way and they respond well to it.There is no extra charge for this
Sometimes I feel like Dr. Doolittle as they follow me around no matter what I'm doing .We want them to be as comfortable as possible so they live here just as they would at home.
*I do ask that they come freshly bathed and nails cut and of course vaccines and flea treatment is a must.Thank you for considering me.

NEW POLICY WITH PUPPIES UNDER 1 YEAR OLD: Due to the extra work keeping an eye on them and accidents the moment I look away there will be an additional $15 per day charge. I take them out at least every 2 hours. Some see it as play time and forget why they are out there, then a minute after coming in they go.Thank you for understanding

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

silvia m.

27 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At silvia's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$125 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At silvia's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$25 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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27 Reviews
Silvia was an absolute gem! We were so lucky to find her for our 3 year old Yorkie/chihuahua, Yoda. After leaving him in a kennel for our last vacation, we knew that we needed to find an alternative for Yoda. He had the best time at Silvia's! She sent us pictures multiple times a day, and we loved seeing what he was up to. Yoda doesn't like men, but he really took to her husband. He got exactly what he needed, lots of love and affection. We couldn't be happier, and we will definitely leave him with Silvia again!
Sylvia is amazing! I was looking for someone to care for our 11 week old puppy who is not fully housetrained yet. We really lucked out. She is so caring and I felt so comfortable leaving her for the weekend. Sylvia sent tons of pictures and videos so we could see what our Sadie was up to. Sadie was so happy and well loved and I will definitely leave her with Sylvia again. I really felt like I was leaving her with my own family. Thank you Sylvia- Sadie loved you!
Silvia was very nice and welcoming. She sent a text message every day with a photo of my dog playing. It was a lifesaver to have him stay with her during the holidays, and she helped me meet my scheduling needs.
Silvia was so kind to take my dog in her home. Highly recommend!
Silvia is wonderful! On our wedding weekend, we had our original plan fall through for someone to watch our American Eskimo dog named Quinn. Silvia helped us out by taking Quinn in and providing for her. (Despite that within 5 minutes of being in Silvia's home, Quinn stole bread off the counter in the kitchen...some first impression, right?). I got fun pictures to update how Quinn was doing in her care. Quinn got lots of attention, play time and walks. We couldnt have asked for a better experience for Quinn! We feel so comfortable, we will continue to seek out Silvia's services in the future.
Silvia is very responsive and our dachshund loved being at her house.
This was my first time utilizing DogVacay and was a little skeptical. I set up a meet and greet with Silvia which eased my skepticism. Silvia was awesome! My Yorkie absolutely loved his stay. Will definitely use Silvia again!
Our Miss Molly was very happy with her new temporary home. Silvia took her on walks and a ride in the car, which she loves. Molly bonded at once and thought Silvia belonged to her. She didn't want to share Silvia with her new friend, the little yorkie.
Silvia was absolutely amazing to our Yorkie! She kept constant communication with us about Sebastian and sent pictures of him enjoying his stay! Sebastian had ample playing time with Silvia! She loved on him as if he was her own! It felt good knowing that someone was watching Sebastian with experience and lots of love to share with Sebastian! As long as Silvia is available, Sebastian will be boarding with her whenever I am away!
Silvia did a great job watching my two poodles! I have never used a dog sitter outside of a family member or close friend so I was very nervous. But once I met Silvia I felt at ease and knew she would be responsible with them! I think my babies had a great time and I know they were well taken care of! I will be happy to use Silvia again the future!
This is the first time we left our Yorkie-poo with Silvia; in fact it is the first time we have left our 10 year dog with anyone other than family and a close friend. We were concerned how our Yorkie-poo would do with people she did not know. Well, our concerns were quickly alleviated when we got a picture that Belle was having the time of her life and being treated like a princess! Belle has already asked when she can go back and stay her new best friends!
We arranged for our Sweet Sadie Sue to stay with Silvia while we took a 10 day trip. Sadie settled in quickly and was quite comfortable with Silvia and her husband, Kevin. Silvia sent me pictures every day with notes to let me know how Sadie was doing. The notes and pics really helped as I knew that she was getting plenty of attention and that all her needs were taken care of while we were gone. We will most definitely call Silvia the very next time we need a sitter for Sadie! I highly recommend Silvia as she provides first class care for your four legged family member!
Silvia worked with me to make sure I was comfortable! She let me bring Luna over the day before her vacay so they could get reacquainted since it had been a long time from the initial meeting. She sent lots of pictures during Luna's stay to show me how it was going which I really appreciated!
Silvia did a fabulous job! Our pup was loved and pampered while we were away. I would definitely use her again
We had a wonderful experience having Silvia host our puppy for his dog vacay. We received regular updates and could tell that our dog was having such a fun time. We were nervous about leaving our puppy as he was only 14 wks old and we had never left him with someone else before. However, as soon as we met Silvia and her husband we felt very comfortable leaving Mosely with them. We will definitely be using them again.

Thank you, Silvia!

Amanda, Colin and Mosely
Silvia is wonderful with our dogs. We feel very confident leaving them with her and we're sure they're having a good time too.
Sylvia took great care of Dot. She spoiled her and loved her up. She sent me pictures every day so that I could see that Dot was happy. I would highly recommend Sylvia, and will use her services again in the future.
I am a repeat customer for Silvia. Our dog has an awesome time there and Silvia is the best and was flexible when our travel plans changed. I drive out of my way to go to Silvia over other dog sitters - she is great.
Silvia was awesome with Ollie. I could tell our dog had a blast and had great play time and we loved the pics throughout our trip. Silvia is very nice and we would certainly use again!
Words cannot express the experience that our family had with Sylvia. Our sweet pup had THE perfect vacation while we were on vacation. We have never left him before and when we met Sylvia we knew she was the one. Her home is warm, welcoming and we could tell that she loves dogs and wants to ensure that they are happy and well cared for. She made our trip less stressful as we knew that our lil' guy was in good hands. Thank you so very much again for everything Sylvia! We will be going with Sylvia any time that our dog can't be with us. She is the best!
Silvia made us feel so comfortable leaving Barkley with her. She kept me updated with pictures during his stay and he came home happy. I've already recommended her to family. Thanks again Silvia!
I would highly recommend Silvia! She took excellent care of our 4 month old puppy, Darla, over Thanksgiving and sent us cute picture updates every day. The minute I walked into her house, I just knew it would be a great fit. She has a very dog-friendly, welcoming home and she definitely knows what she's doing. Even after just a couple days, I felt like Darla became more confident. Not only that, but I think she was having so much fun, she was sad to leave Silvia's! Darla can't wait to return in the future :)
Domino had a great time and I highly recommend having Silvia watch your dog!
Sammie has stayed with Silvia twice now, and we would definitely bring him back. He very much enjoyed lounging on their couch and was a happy camper when we got him home. We loved getting photos of him throughout his visit and felt great knowing he was in good hands!
Sylvia was a wonderful dog "grandmother" to Hazel for the week! I feel 100% comfortable with Sylvia's home, care and love she provides to her dogs....Hazel became part of the family for Christmas.
It was so comforting to know that my 10 yr old Japanese Chin was loved and cared for like she was home with me. She was in a puppy mill for 7 years and we have rarely been separated in the 3 years we've been together. When I returned, it was obvious that she was relaxed and happy with Silvia. I had expected her to be anxious and fearful, but none of that happened. Anytime I need a dog sitter, I'll be returning to Silvia!
Deuce had a great time with Silvia. She took pictures and sent me updates of their activities. I could tell he was very comfortable being there and Happy when I picked him up.
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