Maggie and Me!

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Gigi P.

18 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days 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 Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Afghan Hound, Akita, American English Coonhound, American Eskimo Dog, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Australian Shepherd, Bearded Collie, Belgian Sheepdog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black and Tan Coonhound, Bloodhound, Bluetick Coonhound, Border Collie, Border Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, Flat-Coated Retriever, German Longhaired Pointer, German Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Great Pyrenees, Icelandic Sheepdog, Irish Red and White Setter, Irish Setter, Irish Water Spaniel, Irish Wolfhound, Keeshond, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Norwegian Elkhound, Old English Sheepdog, Pyrenean Shepherd, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Samoyed, Shetland Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, Spanish Mastiff, Spanish Water Dog, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Thai Ridgeback, Tibetan Mastiff, Treeing Walker Coonhound, Weimaraner, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier, Alaskan Klee Kai

Gigi 's Resident Pets

Maggie
Boston Terrier
Female
11 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Horses or other large farm animals

Gigi 's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Gigi

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I’ve always adored dogs. (How could you not, right?) What I never enjoyed was the gut-wrenching feeling I’d experience whenever I’d have to board my pets at a kennel.

These two simple facts were the genesis of Maggie & Me!.

For 8 years now, I’ve been providing superb 24/7 care to a delightful group of furry friends throughout our region.

My happy clients return with smiles on their faces again and again. (Their owners also love to tell me how happy they are with the care and love I provide.)

Maggie & Me! is about giving your dogs the personal attention they crave.

I’ll only take 1 small dog at a time in my home so that he or she will get the full benefit of being loved and cared for while you are away. (If you own 2 small dogs, that'll be fine. I wouldn't hear of separating them!

I have a rustic, small fenced-in area for your dog(s) to do their business.

Your dog will never be left unattended.

Daily photographs will be provided so that you’re able to see how much fun we're having!

I'll do whatever it takes to ensure that he or she is comfortable and at ease while you're away.

I only ask that your dog use some form of flea and tick control.

My cozy and comfy corner of the universe is nestled on a sprawling horse ranch in the hills of Sunol. Maggie and I will take your dog(s) for daily walks around the ranch and in the hills. It's great exercise for the dogs and me!

Give Maggie & Me! a try. We know you and your favorite furry friend(s) will find lots to love here — and join our pack of supremely happy clients.

Please note that picking up your baby after 6pm will require a payment of an additional night stay. Are you a potential client? Please set up a meet and greet so that Maggie and your dog(s) can see if they'll play well together A meet and greet is required before I'll accept any reservation request. It's easy to do and a lot of fun!

Best regards,

Miss Maggie and Gigi


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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Gigi P.

18 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 25, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gigi 's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Home Visits
$45 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
18 Reviews
We "ALL" had the best vacation! Gigi & her sweet dog Maggie were so wonderfully welcoming to our dog during his 9 day stay. Gigi's daily photos and text updates were awesome and we really truly looked forward to them each day. She sincerely cares about the details, big and small including 3 medications twice each day. Also she made the experience less stressful for our older dog by her intuitive suggestions in packing his special things for our dogs stay. During our "Meet & Greet" He was so excited & happy while we visited with Gigi & Maggie that we had no reservations in leaving our dog in Gigi's very competent care. Our next vacation or weekend away will positively include a reservation for our dog to visit Gigi & Maggie again!!
Thank you very much for the wonderful experience:)
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Another great vacation for my pup. She loves it at Gigi's - it is a loving environment and Gigi makes sure that her guests are always entertained! Gigi is a great communicator and always keeps me informed about Coco's daily activities - including pics.
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Gigi was wonderful with our dog and showed genuine interest in caring for him. We left him for an overnight and given that our dog is anxious when we leave him I appreciated the personal attention she could give him. She sent us texts and was so easy to communicate with and just such a warm lady.
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I have an active Coton who is probably rather spoiled. She likes being around humans 24/7. Gigi was just that for her. She is able to devote a lot of time and care to her dog visitors. I believe Coco went on 3 walks in her 18 hour 'stay over'. She met a lot of new people at the barn (and a few horses) and appeared to love it. We look forward to Coco's next visit to Gigi's. Gigi responds very quickly to all questions and is an excellent communicator! She asks all the right questions so that she will know the best way to care for your dog. She sincerely likes animals and will make a real effort to make sure your dog is happy. I really enjoyed my pics and updates by text.
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Another phenomenal experience for Daisy and Finn! Gigi is their Mom away from home! Despite rainy weather, Gigi and Maggie, went for several long walks daily! At home they wont step outside if there is a little drizzle. With little effort, Gigi brought out thier adventurous spirit and showed them to be brave! Daisy and Finn LOVED their vacay and are now at home sleeping like logs!
Another wonderful element to Gigi and Maggie's care is that I was comforted with independent text messages from Daisy, Finn and Gigi to report of thier daily activities. It included how they slept, what time they woke, if there were accidents, what other animals they met along the walks, who played with what toy, why they were barking and so much more! Gigi gave them constant attention! She delivered outstanding care and I will never choose another provider for my dogs. Keep up the great work, Gigi!
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Gigi is AMAZING! I think this is the first time our pups were not ready to come home.

Gigi sent photos and text everyday, updating us on their adventures for the day. She let us know how they slept, ate and played. When she found out it was Charlie’s birthday she ran to the store and bought her a gift. Gigi loves what she does and it shows we always worry when leaving our pups that will be cared for like they are at home. No more concerns with Gigi we have found a home away from home for our pups.
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Gigi was an awesome. Our rescue chihuahua is not the most friendly of dogs and it was quite a surprise to us that she took to Gigi right away. We appreciated receiving text updates and pictures of Coco throughout her stay including daily walks and snuggle sessions. When we picked Coco up at the end of her stay she smothered me with kisses and Gigi as well (a very rare occurrence). We're relieved that we have finally found a home away from home where we know Coco is loved and taken well care of. Thanks again Gigi!
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We left our 2 dogs with Gigi for an 9-day vacation out of the country. She assured us that it would be their vacation too, and she was right! Gigi sent me updates every day on what my dogs did, along with pictures to assure me that everything was just fine. Gigi is extremely enthusiastic, caring, and really got to know my dogs' personalities and likes/dislikes. She's a real pro, and our dogs got along just fine with her dog Maggie.
She lives on a horse ranch, and took our dogs on long walks every day: they met the horses, cows and hiked up to the cell phone tower. I would not hesitate in recommending Gigi to care for your dogs while you are gone. Thanks so much Gigi!
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Our 2 dogs stayed with Gigi for 7 days in October. Gigi is a true dog person and dog lover. She took them for 2-3 walks each day and wrote us an informative message (with pictures) every day about the dogs' daily activities. It was so reassuring to know that the dogs were well cared for - it enabled us to fully enjoy our vacation. The location is on a ranch, so the dogs were on a vacation of their own! Gigi has a small dog, and ours played with Maggie all day long. When we picked them up, they were totally happy - they weren't eager to leave. We have now found a comfortable place for our babies to stay! We highly recommend Gigi.
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Gigi and Maggie were wonderful hosts to my elderly, partially blind Boston terrier, Max. Gigi went above and beyond to help Max acclimate to her home for 10 days. I did not want to take Max to a kennel and was thrilled to have found Gigi! Max and Maggie got along very well throughout his stay. Gigi sent me daily text messages from Max, providing me with his entire daily routine. I often received more than one! With each text message, I was assured that I picked a wonderful place for Max to vacation. We are so lucky to have found Gigi and Maggie! No more kennels for Max. He will be staying with Gigi!!
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Gigi and Maggie were wonderful with Cashew! Cashew made himself right at home and cuddled with them!. Gigi sent us cute updates about their day and it was wonderful to see Cashew sp well taken care of! Gigi was also very accomodating with our arrival and departure times and was very prompt in replying to our messages. We would definitely leave Cashew again with Gigi whenever he needs a vacation! :)
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Our 2 Shelties were very well cared for by Gigi and her sidekick Maggie. They were taken for a walk daily and were happy pups when we picked them up. We would call on Gigi to watch them again!
Gigi is very loving and caring to my pets needs.As peanut was a bit nervous. Gigi made her feel at home.They went out for nice walks in the country.Thank you so much Gigi.And maggie too!!!
Gigi was so welcoming to my dog princess and I. Princess even cuddled up in Gigi's bed, made herself at home, and went to sleep! Gigi was also very accomidating with my arrival and departure time. She also returned my messages very very quickly. I highly recommend her to watch your dog!
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Daisy and Finn's vacation with Gigi and Maggie was one awesome experience! They were treated to daily walks around the beautiful setting of rolling hills with the occasional stop to befriend a horse! Each day, I received an email and photos from one of the dogs letting me know how much fun they were having. A special touch to Gigi and Maggie's level of care!
Here's an example.................................................

"Dear Mom,
I am getting a little bummed with Finn because he walks too fast and he wants to go too far on our walks! Thank goodness Gigi is on my side. She holds Finn back and turns around and goes home when I am ready. I prefer hanging out around the house because that's where there are horses that I can watch while sitting comfortably and bark at! I really love to bark at this black horse named Clare. I also bark at Megan when we walk by her but she just walks away and goes into her box stall to hide. What a kill joy!! You know Finn, he wants to be friends with everybody! He loves the horses and would rather try to sniff at them then to bark at them."

These were so much fun to read and I felt assured the dogs were safe and getting lots of love! In the past I have used a kennel to board the dogs but never will again. Gigi and Maggie are now at the top of my list!
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Gigi is awesome......so attentive and caring and supportive of my apprehension over leaving Kalea away from home! She did everything she could to work with me to make Kalea's visit special and stress free! Her communication and warmth was commendable during the whole process - from our first email to the meet and greet, and following preparation for Kalea's visit. She answered my questions and concerns with thoughtfulness and ease! She made sure we had everything in order for Kalea's stay and kept in touch daily with detailed info and awesome pictures describing their adventures!
During her stay.....Kalea had the opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the Ranch setting while on her twice-a-day walks! She played with, and bonded well with resident pup, Maggie! She absolutely enjoyed Maggie's company because she is quite social and loves to visit with other dogs! Kalea was also most fascinated by the horses!
She got to sleep with Maggie and Gigi at night which was important to us as she is accustomed to that in our home!
Gigi.....you're the BEST! I highly recommend Gigi's services and we will definitely take Kalea back!
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We love Gigi & Maggie! After booking our two nine month old pups at a popular dog boarding facility, we were very concerned that they would be spending so much time in a kennel, only being let out a couple of times a day, and never outside. We felt as if they would be in prison while we were on vacation for 10 days :(
So glad that we kept looking and found Gigi. She lives on a horse ranch with her adorable Boston Terrier Maggie. Gigi is a true animal lover!! They went for walks on the ranch and received lots of love and attention. Gigi sent daily text messages from our pups with pictures. They were having a great time, which made our vacation that much more enjoyable!! We'll definitely go back to Gigi again :))
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Our 3 yr old Austin spent 8 days with Gigi and her residence Boston Terrier, Maggie. Gigi was very accommodating and totally understood our "worries and concerns" about leaving our "baby" with a complete stranger. But she definitely gave me a peace of mind and promised, (and delivered,) to text us about Austin's daily activities while he was in her charge. Austin was well care for and even became a good playmate with Maggie. I think he really enjoyed being able to walk all the trails on the ranch where Gigi and Maggie live, smelled all the horses and wild turkeys and enjoyed his own "vacation." Thank you Gigi.
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