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Gisela M.

17 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 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

Gisela's Resident Pets

Miniature Schnauzer
4 yr 6 mo old

Gisela's Apartment

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

About Gisela

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We understand the stress of trying to find a place for your pup. We have had Max (a Schnauzer) for the past four years and he truly complete our family. Having a dog has given my kids the confidence to feel comfortable around pets and lately we have shared our love with other dogs that we have cared for. The day starts with a walk, feeding, a later stroll down to the park (to play outside-based on weather), afternoon feed and a later walk. But if you feel this is too much for your dog, don't worry, we adapt and do what your dog likes best....We will take care of your dog with diligence and plenty of love.
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Can administer oral medicine

Gisela M.

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


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gisela's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Gisela's Home
$50 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$50 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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17 Reviews
Last minute booking and she was so great! KoeKo loves her and her family! They must have had fun because KoeKo was exhausted on the trip home. Sent lots of pictures which made realize KoeKo was having more fun than me! LOL!
Gisela is awesome. She helped us out at the last minute and communicated with and kept me at ease while away. I would definitely recommend her! Thank you so much Gisela!
We had another great experience with Gisela, Israel and family. Daisy got very excited when we pulled into her neighborhood and knew exactly where she was going. Thanks for being so responsive and accessible, plus all the photo updates during the stay. I even got a pic of her cuddled up in bed, so she was clearly feeling right at home. We're so glad Daisy feels so comfortable with your family.
Gisela did a great job taking care of my dog, allowing us to relax on vacation knowing Daisy was well cared for. She was very responsive and provided multiple updates and pictures daily of my dog's stay with her and her family. I would definitely use her services again, thanks!
Gisela took great care of our dog for 8 nights on short notice! She sent tons of adorable update photos and videos as well, which helped us feel at ease on our vacation. We will definitely book with Gisela again!
Gisela was terrific. We had an emergency and were lucky to have found her (and instant booking). She communicated very well throughout Yoda's visit and was flexible regarding pick-up and drop-off times. When Yoda came home, he looked bored. I think he missed his new friends!
Gisela is sweet, friendly, and organized. Booking this vacation with her was easy and straightforward, and I will most definitely be a repeat customer! I never had to wonder how the dogs were doing - she sent pictures and updates each day which was such a nice touch and put me at ease. My dogs are far from "easy going" dogs but she handled their quirks like a champ! Highly recommended.
Deserves 10 stars if it were an option!!! My husband I were traveling to the DC area for a short business/personal trip and wanted to bring our dog. Since the dog couldn't attend the business event I contacted Gisela for her to keep my 3.5 month old miniature schnauzer for a few hours so he wouldn't be stuck in the hotel. In the 3-4 hours she had Bentley she sent me several updates on how he was doing with pictures of how much fun they were having. When I picked him up he actually seemed sad that he had to leave her and come back with me. I really can't say enough good things about my experience and wouldn't use anyone else other than Gisela if I come back to the area!
My husband and I are very pleased with Gisela and her family. When We found Gisele through dogVacay, she recommended a meet & Greet. From the moment we met her and max, we knew she would be a perfect match for our 4 legged daughter. She's a great host, responsive, and accommodating. My little girl is my world and I would not take her to anyone else. Thank you for your hospitality and for treating my girl like your own. ????
Gisela and her family were marvelous hosts for Paulie. He got a big wigged out with me being gone, and him with a new family -- but they handled this situation wonderfully!
I could not have asked for a more accommodating host than Gisela and her family! Even though my dog Paulie was a little unnerved, it being his first time with a new host, Gisela and her family were incredibly understanding -- even when Paulie reacted quite a bit more than he normally does. And I loved the frequent photos and messages from Gisela written on behalf of Paulie : )
Giesla and her family were awesome! I got pictures throughout the whole day and she was responsive to all my messages and questions. THANK YOUU
We had an unfortunate situation that left us without our usual dog-sitter at the last minute. Gisela introduced us to dogvacay and was able to meet us within a few days. We immediately liked her and her husband and of course, our dog Max felt very comfortable with them. We booked with her and dropped Max off for a extended weekend stay. We got photo updates and stories and were comforted knowing Max was relaxed and having a great time with Gisela and her family. Very nice people, would definitely call them again if we need a place for our furry friend to stay. Thanks so much!
This was my first time using doc vacay! Gisela and her family made this experience a very positive one. She was very reliable and quick to respond to my questions or concerns. She kept us updated every step of the way with pictures and notes. Her dog Max and my dog Kora got along well and her kids seemed to enjoy participating as well! Thank you again Gisela!
This was our first experience with DogVacay and we are very pleased with the outcome. Cosmo had a great time with Gisela and her family. They took great care of him. Since the first time I contacted Gisela she was very responsive to all my questions. During Cosmo's stay she readily sent me updates and photos, and he certainly looked very happy. We also greatly value that Gisela gave us great flexibility with the drop off and pick up times. We were at ease while away, knowing our pooch was in great hands. Thanks again!!!
Our poddle Happy had a great time with Gisela and her family. Her boys were really good with Happy and took extra care with him since he is blind. I think Happy had a good time playing with their dog Max. Gisela sent us pictures and updates on how he was doing so we didn't have to worry about him. I also appreciated her quick replies to our questions. If we head out of town again we'll certainly give Gisela a call!
Gisela is a great host. My pet MAX and her pet Max and her kids are good friends. I know I can rely on her care every time. Her family is very accommodating and she periodically uploaded MAX's snaps that made us feel comfortable and not worry while busy at business assignment while at far off location.
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