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Madison J.

4 Reviews
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • 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

Madison's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Madison's Apartment

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

About Madison

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have worked in the veterinary field and dog sat for over 10 years. I am currently a zookeeper in the twin cities area and take care of large mammals daily. I am proficient in clicker positive reinforcement training and would love to have the opportunity to meet some of your canine friends. (And shape any behaviors you are currently working on.) Using my experience as a zookeeper, I am able to provide daily enrichment activities to keep your pet mentally engaged and have fun! In addition, I live in Irvine Park, so your dog will get plenty of playtime in a large grass field and lots of beautiful walks! I also have a State Park Pass and would love to bring your dog along on a little day trip hike!

I truly have a passion for animals and their welfare. I do have one cat, so the dog would have to be cat friendly or ignore cats all together. Please contact me to have a worry free vacation.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Madison J.

4 Reviews
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Madison's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$35 /hour
2 Testimonials
Nov 2016
My dog is 9 years old, and Madison has been dog sitting him for years. She remains the most caring, fun, and responsible dog sitter I have ever found. Her love for animals is obvious in the way she interacts with them, and her extensive knowledge of animals from her job as a vet tech and zookeeper makes me feel safe leaving my guy with her. If you're looking for a caring dog sitter who knows what she's doing, I can't recommend her enough.

She's also really good about keeping me updated during the stay, which makes me both really assured and also little jealous of all their adventures!
Oct 2016
Madison has watched my dog, Baldwin, for me on several occasions. whenever he recognizes that we are getting close to her house, he starts whining with joy, and can barely contain his excitement when he sees her.

She has tons of experience with animals, working as a vet tech and a zookeeper, and there is nobody I would trust more with my best fur buddy.

If you are looking for a loving place for your pal to stay while you are away, look no further! Madison is the best!
4 Reviews
Madison watched our dog last weekend and we are so happy with her care. She is very attentive, knowledgeable about dog care (and animal care - she even works in a ZOO and cares for animals!) and clearly had fun with our dog. We received a lot of pictures and videos and our dog was so calm and happy when we picked him up. This is our first Dog Vacay experience and we will be using Madison every time she is available when we leave town and can't take our dog. Our dog used to come home stressed from boarding and now he has a second home to stay in when we leave. It is such a relief! Thanks Madison!!
Madison was so much more than I ever could imagine. I was so impressed with her credentials and even more with her personality. She was incredibly easy to deal with yet handled the whole process with extreme professionalism. I enjoyed the photos/videos & texts that I received at least once everday. And I love that she took my 3yr old retriever outside several times a day(even during our MN cold snap with lots of snow.) Madison also kept her busy inside with activities & training when it was too cold to spend a lot of time outdoors.
I have to thank PetVacay for bringing Madison to us and making this process so easy yet safe for me & my pet as well as for our sitter!!
I cannot say enough good things about my little poodle Twixie's stay with Madison. Madison sent me pictures and videos of Twixie during her stay with them, which showed how happy and comfortable she was with Madison. Twixie has recently become blind, and wasn't playing as much as she used to, and Madison found a toy that Twixie loved to play with! Msdison was also very sweet about my delay picking up Twixie due to having a dead battery on arrival back in St. Paul.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. My dog had a great vacation and I got lots of picture/ video updates. Many walks and playtime! My dog is my baby and I knew she was in good hands with Madison. I couldn't have asked for a better sitter and luckily we live close so Milo will definitely get to see her again! Madison was also very flexible and quick with communication. Incredibly grateful for her watching my pup for the weekend!
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