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Darcey K.

15 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Darcey's Apartment

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About Darcey

I've been around dogs all my life and have always thought of our family dogs as little brothers. Although I don't have dogs of my own today I feel it's a great opportunity to share my dog love with those who need a playcation while their parents are away. I had a Collie growing up and my Mom now has 2 Yorkies and my Brother a Pug so I'm very comfortable with big and small dogs.

I live in Shilrlington which is any pups paradise! I'm a 5 minute walk to 3 dog parks (separate areas for small and large dogs) and 2 of them are on the water for those who are bit more adventurous. If your dog is a people lover or doesn't mix well with others I have no problem giving them my own TLC and not taking them there if you request. I'm also right next to the W&OD trail and have a very dog friendly community so your pup will be welcome in my home.

I work 8:30-5:00 so will be gone during the day but will make sure your loved one gets plenty of walks, has at least 1 play session per day and is fed on time. I love long walks and playing but will listen to your routine and try and keep them on that same pattern while you are away.

I will only take 1 dog at a time and hope to meet you and your furry one soon!
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Darcey K.

15 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Darcey's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
15 Reviews
Darcey is fantastic! She makes it a priority to maintain Georgie's everyday life so that she has a comfortable stay. I can tell that Georgie trusts and adores Darcey, and that makes me one happy pet parent!
Darcey is great! I contacted her in a pinch when I was looking for a sitter for a last-minute trip. She responded quickly, and even made time to set up a meet and greet ahead of time. She was clearly a great for for my Frenchie and was so accommodating to her. She sent texts and photos all weekend so we knew Mochi was in great hands. We'll definitely be contacting Darcey again for future dog sitting. What a great first experience for us with Dog Vacay.
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Darcey once again took outstanding care of Zane. She kept me updated while I was away with both pictures and texts. She even looked out for some hot spots he had been licking on his paws. She is an excellent dog sitter and will definitely use her again in the future.
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Darcey was a great host for my little gal Lola. We did a meet and greet prior to our vacay to help Lola get adjusted to her new surrounding. Darcey's condo is conveniently located next to a dog park which is amazing. She sent me regular updates about how Lola was doing and Lola seemed very happy. Pick up and drop off were a breeze. Lola was exhausted by the time I picked her up to go home. I can't thank Darcey enough for taking such good care of my little love bug.
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Darcey - is awesome! My wife and I needed someone to watch our dog Winona while we had a baby and she bent over backwards to help us out, including letting us bring the baby over to her house so that the dog could meet her away from our house. I can't recommend her enough.

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Darcey was awesome! I am so glad we did a meet and greet with her beforehand – it made my sometimes skittish dog very comfortable so when I dropped her off she felt like she was going someplace she knew. I like the fact that Darcey takes just one dog at a time because I knew Sadie was getting a lot of one on one attention. Darcey sent pictures updating us on Sadie's well-being and it seemed like she was having a blast! We will definitely use her again.
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Darcey is straight-up awesome! She is kind, professional, flexible and proficient in caring for dogs. She acclimated immediately to my dog, Zane's quirks and made him feel at home. It was clearly evident in the regular photos and messages she sent, Zane was very well cared for and had a blast with her. I am so glad to have found her on DogVacay and will definitely ask her to watch Zane again!
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This time that Zenga came to stay with Darcey he needed medication (an oral pill) and had to keep a cone on him the whole time the prevent him from licking his belly where he had a rash.

Darcey was extra careful, keeping me updated on things and taking very good care of Zenga. I would take her back to him any day!
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As always, Roxie had an excellent stay with Darcey! With the daily updates, she always sends us photos of Roxie enjoying her stay.
Darcey is always very flexible with our ever-changing schedule. This trip we got stuck in bad traffic heading back into town and she thankfully agreed to keep Roxie an extra night! Thanks again Darcey!
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This was my first time using DogVacay and I must say that thanks to Darcey, I am a very happy customer! She was wonderful with Picasso and George, paid special attention to their needs and gave them so much TLC and tons of exercise (they are both very high energy!) during their 5 day stay while my husband and I were on vacation. We really enjoyed her daily updates (photos and videos included!) and they helped us truly relax during our vacation knowing how happy and content our babies were with her. Darcey was the ideal sitter and we know the boys would love to stay with her again anytime :-)
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Darcey is so gracious and kind and Zenga loves her home. He just sprawls out on the floor when he arrives, content and happy.
My dog Toby is a little bit shy with the dogs bigger than him. Darcey's place is perfect for him since there is no other animals. Darcey is flexible on the schedule, she sent us several messages and photos every day to keep us update, I will definitely ask her help when we need to leave the town.
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Darcey provided excellent care for our nearly 13 year-old Roxie. She was sensitive to Roxie's personality quirks and kept us in-the-loop with frequent updates. We'll definitely use Darcey as a host next time we travel!
Darcey was fantastic--very responsive and accommodating! She requested written instructions so she could make sure she made Scout's stay with her as pleasant as possible. She sent us updates throughout the stay and obviously took fabulous care of our fairly demanding pup. At the end, Scout didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back.
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On VERY short notice, I had to board my 8 year old Yorkie mix, Bella. Darcey's profile made me think she would be the perfect sitter. And she was! She responded immediately to my reservation request. And during Bella's stay, Darcey kept me updated on how Bella was doing with pictures and texts so I wasn't nervous at all about her being away from me since I knew she was being spoiled rotten. Bella absolutely loved Darcey and I will definitely use her again and again!!!
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