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Ann S.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
137 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
$40/night
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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
Akita, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Dogo Argentino, Great Dane, Mastiff, Siberian Husky, St. Bernard

Ann's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ann

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog will be my top priority. I want your pup to enjoy his or her time with me while you have peace of mind knowing your dog is safe and happy. I work from home in a quiet residential neighborhood near downtown Silver Spring, MD.

All of my dog guests receive lots of love and personal attention. Your pup will have the run of my house and access to my large fenced-in yard (6' fence) throughout the day where we can play ball or relax on the deck. We'll take a walk on leash each morning. Throughout your dog's vacay I will send you daily updates and photos. I watch up to four dogs at a time.

I have had dogs my entire life until recently. I've loved and cared for them from puppyhood into old age. Having had my own dogs I understand how important it is to find the right dogsitter when you need to be away from your furry friend.

I look forward to meeting you and your pup. I'd like to be your dog's home away from home.

Please propose a Meet-n-Greet if your dog is:
• Spayed or neutered
• Housebroken
• Fully continent
• Does not destroy things in the home
• Has never bitten a person or dog
• Older than 6 months
• Weighs less than 100 lbs

If you have not already, please fully fill out your profile so I can learn a bit about your dog. Thanks!

*** For one-night visits, please note:
The fee of $40 per overnight visit covers 24 hours. If you go a few hours over 24 hrs I don't charge extra. However, when you drop off in the morning on the first day and pick up later in the day on the second day, there may be an additional fee of $25. On multi-night visits I do not add an additional fee for extended hours.
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Can administer oral medicine
Ann S.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
137 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 8, 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
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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.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ann's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
137 Reviews
Once again, Jules was spoiled beyond words...thank you so much Ann for taking such great care of our baby.
Ann is wonderful! We love the daily updates and pictures she sends. Our dog loves his little pet retreat??
So happy to have found Ann. Baxter was with her for 10 fun days of feeling right at home. She did a great job of helping him to adjust to other dogs coming and going. She kept us updated daily. The bonus is that she's a great photographer!
Needed short term boarding and Ann came through terrifically. She does a great job of taking care of our dog, including oral medication once a day.
Once again, you are the BEST!!!
Thank you once again Ann, for such good care of our two dogs! We never worry when they are with you.
My dogs are always so happy at Ann's. We have called on her many times, and hope she will always provide our pups' second home away from home.
Ann was amazing! We appreciated the regular updates and photos so much and were able to enjoy our vacation more, knowing that our pups were happy. It was a perfect vacation for all of us!
17 days with Ann and Hendrix was barely happy to see us return. Ann sent updates regularly of Hendrix resting, playing, and even celebrating the 4th of July.

She knew we might be tired upon return so typed up a visit summary. She even sent some cooked rice home with Hendrix since he had an upset tummy the last day.

Ann takes care of my dog as well as and perhaps even better then we do. We couldn't trust anyone more.
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Our 2 goldens immediately took to Ann and they all got along famously. I will be happy to leave the girls with her again!
Ann took great care of Juno and Rhea!
Ann took excellent care of Riley, our 12-year-old dog. She asked a lot of great questions about him on our first meeting, so she would know everything about him. It was necessary for us to extend our time with her since our floors were being refinished, and took longer than anticipated. She was glad to accommodate Riley for the extra days. She sent pictures and notes daily, keeping us updated as to how he was doing, I was so happy that he had such a great caretaker, thank you, Ann!
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Wyatt had a wonderful time with Ann and the other guest pups. She was very attentive to a good transition when we dropped him off, she made sure he was comfy and sent us lots of wonderful photos of him having a good time. We debated whether he might have had the most fun of everyone in the family during his weekend away! We greatly appreciate the care and attention Ann brought to caring for Wyatt and he will definitely return. Many thanks!!
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Ann was top rate with Cooper and she was kind and patient with his rough first night. She clearly knows how to handle dogs and was lovely to us.
We have used Ann many times and it is always a great experience. She is very responsible and loving with our dog and also provides very helpful advice. She is quite a professional! Our dog loves staying with Ann and making new pooch friends.
Baxter liked Ann, her home and backyard right away. She is very responsible about communication during the stay. Definitely 5 star.
Ann was very calm and friendly with our dog. Asked terrific questions at intake. Starley was quite happy.
I felt very comfortable leaving my beloved dog with Ann. She has a warm presence and did an intake that showed she cared about the health of all pets in her care. She sent regular photos while I was away and was flexible with the pick-up time, too. My dog was very happy.
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After reading all the positive reviews I had to book my Dog Vacay with Ann. She truly lives up to all the wonderful reviews. She administered my dog medication daily and when it started to run out she let me know so I wouldn't run out! She also sent daily photos with quick updates as to how my dog was playing and getting along with the other vacationers. My dog is quite large and high energy and she had a great time with Ann having had the run of the house. I would book with her again in a heartbeat!!
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Another great Dog Vacay stay at Ann's!
I have a 13.5 year old and 9 year old pups. My old lady pup gets quite anxious as she ages, so I'm always so pleased that they come back home so relaxed from their time with Ann. I never worry when they stay with her, and love the photos she sends out showing they are truly on vacation!
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We have had several bookings with Ann and our dog loves staying at her place. Ann is very responsible and caring and you can be certain that your dog has a safe and happy place to stay while you are away. Ann is also very good at sending pictures and short video. I highly recommend Ann!
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5 stars does not even come close to how great of a service Ann delivers. We had a nice meet and great. She asked great questions about my dog and I felt she had a good understanding of his personality.

During his stay Ann sent me pictures and videos of him playing with other dogs she was also sitting. It was fantastic. We all love knowing out pets are taken care of when we are away and Ann does an A+ job.
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Another wonderful Dog Vacay stay! We always have great peace of mind when we send our beagle to stay at Ann's. Ann has great warmth and cares for the dogs as if they were her own. We especially appreciate the email updates and photos sent to us. Thanks, Ann!
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We had another great experience with Ann- so thankful when we have to go out of town without Sally that Sally can spend time at Ann's playing with other dogs. I can relax knowing Sally is being well cared for.
Ann is the only person we've ever left Maddie, our golden retriever, with more than one time. Ann is home a lot which is important to us and she has a nice house with a big yard. She also walks Maddie everyday and sends us pictures so we can see her while we're away. She treats Maddie the way we do....even allowing her to sleep on the furniture and in her bedroom. :) In the past when we would come back from a trip Maddie would seem anxious and different. After staying with Ann the transition to home is seemless...Maddie is as relaxed and happy as ever... maybe even more so! It's obvious she gets lots of exercise and love while we're away.
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Once again, Our dog, Sarafina, had a fabulous time. Ann has a special way with dogs and they simply love her for it. Ann sent photos of our dog while we were away. This treat always "tugs @ the heart" when you open up the attachments.

Ann is truly concerned about your pet and their overall health. If she notices anything unusual, she is quick to share that information with you. When you return home & pick up[ your pet...your pet is happy to see you (but seems sad to leave Ann). Wonderful sign.
Regards,
Audrey and Ben
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Another excellent vacay stay with Ann! Our beagle always feels right at home. Thanks!
Ann is truly wonderful with our dog. I leave him with only Ann or family members and he seems so much more content with Ann. She has actually socialized our dog and for the first time in the four years we've had him, he plays with other dogs.
Renee P
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My Pug Beaumont is so happy when we arrive at Ann's lovely home. This time, she arrived with three medications that needed to be administered at different times of the day. My husband and I were gone for 12 DAYS!!!!! I love Ann. She took care of our pug, as she ALWAYS does, like she was her very own. When I made the reservation with Ann, two months prior to her drop off date, Ann told me she would be sitting two other dogs and if that wasn't a problem, she knew Beau would be fine. I asked her ..... "where will you be staying"... Haha. All I can say can be seen in the pictures she sent me almost every day. It was a four legged HALLLAPOLLOUSA .....only every pup was so calm and happy. Miss Beaumont has had the privilege of living with Ann on many occasions, this is the first time she came with MEDICAL INSTRUCTIONS. Ann returned her without missing a beat....better than she was when I dropped her off. I know how much I LOVE MY DOG......you WILL NEVER FIND A BETTER DOG LOVER & CARETAKER THAN ANN!!!!! PERIOD!!!!
Lisa Crawford....feel free to call me 301-524-0962
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All dogs love Ann, including ours. Our two week vacation was worry-free knowing that our Lab is always treated like a queen.
Ann was wonderful with our golden retriever, Madison. We appreciated the pictures and updates while away. It relaxed us on vacation to know Maddie was in a loving home with a nice yard, a caring host and other nice dogs to keep her company. Maddie was comfortable with Ann and transitioned very easily to us leaving and coming home.
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We were so pleased by everything about Ann and her set-up..nice neat clean house, porch, big yard, limited # of dogs. Our rescue pup has some separation issues and, well, so do I. Ann couldn't have been more thorough about understanding him (and me), and all her dog guests (to gauge their suitability for one another - excellent!). And she sent much-appreciated updates and photos during his first visit that made it possible for us to truly relax on a much-needed getaway. MOST highly recommended.
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As always, our pups' stay with Ann with just
perfect! Two other doggies to play with, too!
(one was their "cousin" so it was a family affair!)
We love Ann's house because it's so dog-friendly:
one floor with cascading steps to her nice large
shaded FENCED backyard! Our guys really do
run right for her door when we drop them off!
We're already looking forward to a February 2016
stay with Ann! Also, the daily e-mail pics were a
nice touch! The Fritz's..... :)
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We absolutely love Ann - but more importantly, Ashley absolutely loves Ann! We went on our vacation with full confidence that Ann would take excellent care of our Beagle. Ann sent several text updates including photos, showing just how much fun she was having at "puppy camp". Ann is a true "dog person", and a charming host. Her home is warm and inviting with a wonderful, fully fenced back yard.
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Ann did a perfect job caring for my dog. She communicated throughout the entire process from booking, to the interview, and sent pictures and updates during his stay. He had two other friends to play with during his stay too. Will definitely be a return customer.
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My dogs were so relaxed when I picked them up after their stay with Ann. She clearly picked up on their habits and personalities and worked to accommodate their preferences. So appreciated her excellent care.
Another wonderful vacay stay! Thanks, Ann!
Ann was an excellent host for our dog. She is very responsible and trustworthy and our dog was super happy during her stay. Ann was great at sending multiple photos and messages every day during our dog's stay at her place. We felt completely comfortable having our dog stay with Ann and would most certainly book her again.
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Ann is absolutely the best!! Our dog, Sarafina, starts to get excited when we make the final turn onto Ann's street. When we arrive, Sarafina is always greeted with a warm smile and open arms. Ann has a 3rd sense when it comes to dogs.

The photos Ann sends while your dog is staying with her are great. You see your dog (who you are really missing) in real time. Ann takes your dog for walks and actually does play with them. When we pick Sarafina up at the end of her stay...she is torn between leaving Ann and coming home with us. Priceless. Ann works with you and your schedule demands. My husband and I are so grateful for DogVacay and the opportunity to have Ann as our preferred (only) Sitter. Ann is now part of our extended family.
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Our seven year old shepherd mix had a wonderful stay with Ann. He will be back for our next out of town weekend!
Again, Ann has exceeded our expectations for our dog's recent stay over. Ann always greets you with a warm and sincere smile. Our dog (Sarafina) immediately "falls in step" with the other four-legged guests and hits the spacious backyard. Ann always reviews the feeding instructions and asks if there are any changes in your pet's health. She also introduces you to the other guests that will be playing with your pet. Ann, also, provides great photos of your pet during their stay. Priceless, again!
Ann is a true professional and we will continue coming back as our #1 Preferred place for Boarding.
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Thank you Ann for taking care of Walnut. I know my dog was in very good hands last Saturday, and had fun playing with other friends. I wish you the best, because you deserve it. You were AWESOME!
I am a repeat repeater with Ann. Our dog adores her and jumps out of the car every time we take her to visit. She doesn't want to leave and is now sleeping peacefully on the floor and will do so for a couple of days. Ann's house really is a vacation for our pooch.
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Luna had such a lovely visit. And the photos were terrific.
When my dog was excited to be back at Ann's house, I knew it was going to be great. She's clearly naturally good with dogs, and helped him feel comfortable in a very calm way. Ann sent pictures every day, and I'm sure he had a great time running around her huge fenced in yard. We'll definitely use her again!
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Ann and our dog, Sarafina, hit it off right away. This was our first time using Dogvacay. Ann was so easy to work with. We received daily emails & photos. Our Sarafina was having a grand time. She had other dogs to play with and the best thing of all: she wasn't CRATED. Ann has a unique way of interfacing with your pet. They actually trust her. We made a major error in posting the time frame for our reservation. We needed an additional day. We emailed Ann & she sent us a reservation request which we promptly accepted. She came through for us. We were thousands of miles away on a cruise ship... worried that our Sarafina wouldn't have a place to stay. Ann saved us & extended our pet's stay an extra day. We would HIGHLY recommend Ann S as the perfect caretaker for your beloved dog. Just make sure to save a place for our dog. LOL We intend on being "repeat customers".
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Ann is a fantastic human being. When we made our Dogvaycay reservations we didn't include the final day our cruise vacation. Upon realizing this major error, we emailed Ann...explained our error and she kindly extended our pet's stay an extra day. Ann sent the Dogvacay reservation to our email and we accepted. Whew!!!!! She saved our lives. When we returned home our Sarafina was relaxed, spoiled and somewhat torn whether to leave Ann or come home with us. We will definitely use Ann's services again and again.
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Ann is a wonderful petsitter. She was very flexible in taking into account my travel schedule, and I love that she sends me photos of my dog every day. My dog enjoys hanging out in her back yard, lounging on the sofa, playing with the doggie toys, and even sleeping with Ann on her bed once in a while. To me that means my dog is happy being with her!
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Excellent experience for my dog Sunny.
She's so used to being home with me that it's still a challenge for her to settle in somewhere else. Well, she took to Ann as the pictures were proof of a calm dog on a couch, a lap dog during the rain, and a happy dog at pick up time. She got super great attention as the only dog in the home. Lucky girl. I got friendly email messages while I was home listening to loud noises with a remodel going on indoors. Wish I was hanging out with Ann instead.
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Ann's terrific. Highly recommended.
Ann was terrific again! She loves our two small dogs and they love her! Truth to tell, I'm not sure who has more fun!! Ann spends lots of time with them, playing and hugging and that says a lot; our little poodle loves playing fetch and would and could play for endless hours. I am sure that Ann indulges him plenty as he is a happy tired little guy when I pick him up!
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My pup has stayed with Ann numerous times and always receives the best of care. She is the best there is and I'm grateful for her willingness and flexibility whenever I travel. I hope to continue to use Ann for years to come.
My Labs are "frequent flyers" at Ann's house, and she takes great care of them.
Another Pawsome experience with Ann! When we decided on short notice to take a vacation, we first checked to see that Ann was available and then booked the trip.

Our two Labs are repeat clients because we know they will be well cared for when we travel.
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Sally had another great time with Ann! I am happy knowing Sally is playing and well cared for when we are out of town and Ann is watching her!
Ann was just awesome. She accommodated for my little puppy at 6am! Sent me pictures of my puppy during the stay. From here on, she's my go to pet sitter from on!
Love the pictures and words of encouragement.
Great experience all around, would not hesitate to recommend. Interview arranged promptly and had a thorough discussion of Lily's needs, temperament and habits. Flexible drop off and pick up. Sent video and pics during stay. Glad to have found her!
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Ann is an outstanding caregiver for our two Labs. Over the holidays, she sent us our daily pictures as well as a video and even a great poem about the dogs. We never worry about our dogs when they are staying at Ann's home.
Hendrix gets visibly excited when he realizes he's going to visit "Aunt" Ann.
Our energetic lab had a terrific time -- playing with other dogs and Ann. She is completely and thoroughly worn out! Thanks again!
Tux had another great time staying with Ann while we were out of town.
Our dog had a great time, as was easy to see in the pictorial updates Ann sent us. She came home happy and tired, and we all know a tired dog is a good dog.
Samson always enjoys his visit with Ann and her dogs. I love the pictures she sends throughout his visit.
Hercules had a good time with Ann's friends visiting from PA. I found him stretched on the sofa in the middle of 4 lovely ladies, all paying a lot of attention to my boy poodle.
As everyone has said about Ann, she is great!! Our two little dogs had a wonderful time, Ann gave them lots of attention, sent us pictures every day, and they had a great time! This was our first time leaving our pups with someone and we felt totally relaxed and comfortable knowing that they were well taken care of!! We will not hesitate to have them stay with Ann again, that is if she is not already booked!!
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Ann is the best dog sitter I have ever encountered! She sent me photos every day of my dog having a blast, and even let him sleep in her bed. I could tell my dog had a great week with her when I picked him up--especially amazing b/c he has bad separation anxiety. I would recommend Ann wholeheartedly!
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Our two older dogs seem to prefer human companionship in a quieter venue rather than being kenneled as before. Miss Ann proved herself to be very caring, cooperative and reliable. We felt very comfortable with her. This was our first experience with Miss Ann and both dogs returned happy and content. Can't ask better than that. We will return--unless she gets too booked up from others reading reviews like this. She was great. Much thanks.
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Our dog had a great stay with Ann- and I really appreciated the email updates and pictures! Thank you Ann!!!
I wish I could say she was horrible so I wouldn't have to share her but that would be untrue. Ann is wonderful. I love the daily reassuring notes and the great pictures. He always is happy and well cared for. I could not ask for anything more.
Our beagle Pattie feels at home whenever she stays at Ann's and we always have peace of mind knowing that our dog is well cared for. Thanks, Ann!
Our Labs enjoyed a long weekend with Ann and, as repeat visitors, made themselves at home right away. Ann is caring and accommodating and we never worry when the dogs are with her.
The home and host are extremely friendly and an ideal place for our dog to stay. We received regular updates and photos. He very much enjoyed his fellow guests and the pampering he received.
Ann was a fabulous sitter for our dog, Lexi! She was thorough with obtaining information about our dog so that everything would go smoothly. We know she was a loving caretaker - and she sent pictures and comments every day so that we were comfortable knowing that Lexi was in good hands. We highly recommend Ann!
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Ann was very welcoming and friendly for our energetic lab. She's a young dog and is always going! Appreciate the help. :)
Our beagle, Pattie, had a wonderful stay with Ann. Her house is dog friendly with a large yard for exploring. Ann also sent us photos during Pattie's stay and we could see that she had made herself at home very quickly. We look forward to future visits!
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Ann took great care of Hercules as always. He enjoyed having some friends to play with.
Ann was absolutely wonderful. She responded within an hour to my request, and followed up with me to assess my dog's suitability to stay with the other dog she already had booked at her place. She also took careful notes about my dog's eating, sleeping, and exercise needs. During his stay, Ann sent regular email updates, with photos, and my dog looked happy and well-cared for at all times. Her house is comfortable and has a big back yard for running around in. I wouldn't hesitate to book with her again.
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Ann S is the best is our cheer. Ann went over and above in caring for our sweet Lab, Shadow. She sent pictures of play times and then when a problem developed. She kept us informed and solicited our advise on how to deal with the situation. Ann gave us a full report and we were able to work out a solution before it escalated.

We'l like to close by stating that a stay with Ann S is a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful experience for all.
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Ann is great! And our dog, Allie, is a bit of a needy dog, yet she always seems totally relaxed and happy when she goes to Ann's place, and is just as relaxed and happy when I come to pick her up.
Capuccino had a good time and we were relieved to find someone so nice with a dog-friendly house who lives nearby.
We are very happy with Ann! She sent us updates and pictures daily and we returned to a happy and tired dog.
Our dog Haley stayed with Ann while we were away on vacation for a week. We were very happy with our experience and wouldn't hesitate to book again! Ann was thorough and professional, which we really appreciated, and Haley felt right at home with her and the other visiting dogs. And we loved seeing the photos throughout the week! This experience is much better than using a local kennel--we couldn't be more pleased with both Ann and DogVacay.
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Great caretaker. Would highly recommend her.
Great time was had by both Labs. Love getting my daily photos of "the kids" enjoying their vacation at Ann's house.
Ann was wonderful and caring with our elderly Jack Russell, and sent us beautiful photos each day. She took excellent care of Mosi and we could tell that our dog was very happy the whole time she stayed with Ann.
As always Ann was excellent. Hendrix really love spending tie there.
Ann was the perfect host for our dog. She was warm and accommodating, and well attuned to our dog's routine and habits. Our dog truly had a 'home and away from home' experience during her stay. We are so very happy to have found Ann, and we will definitely leave our beloved pooch with her again!
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Hercules loved going to Ann for a sleepover.
We just picked up our happy "pup" from Ann's. This is the first time we have left our dog and had full confidence that she was in good hands. Ann sent updates and pictures on a daily basis. Thank you so much for loving our Jules as much as we do. We highly recommend Ann.
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Ann is just wonderful. Her home is set up to be safe and comfortable for people and dogs. She has a large fenced in backyard that my puppy just adored. She made certain to get all the information she needed and is very reliable. This was my 11 month old puppy's first time away from home overnight and she was so happy to be at Ann's she felt like it was her home.
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Our experience with Ann was wonderful! My 6 year old puggle Reilly is a sweet dog but has been spoiled by being able to stay with family or friends when I have gone away in the past. I really wanted to find a loving home environment for her versus a kennel type of situation. Ann really fit the bill in terms of what I was looking for. Reilly is friendly to both dogs and people but can be nervous and skittish at times and sometimes can take time to warm up to new situations. Ann was very perceptive and sensitive to Reilly's needs. She did a great job of sending updates and pictures to reassure me while I was away. Reilly is also afraid in thunderstorms and we had a good one while I was away but Ann let me know that Reilly had weathered it well. Reilly seemed glad to see me when I returned but also seemed comfortable and at ease when I went to pick her up. In other doggie daycare situations, she seemed over excited and with lots of panting when I picked her up, she seemed calmer and more herself when I picked her up from Ann's. I feel very comfortable leaving my precious puggle in Ann's care and it is a big relief to have the reassurance that Reilly will be in good hands and a happy situation when I am away.
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Our two year old hound, Mya, truly had a vacation with Ann. Ann sent me many pictures and short videos of Mya during her stay. It was a lot of fun for us to see Mya having such fun with the other dogs staying with Ann. She was well-cared for. I would totally recommend Ann to anyone who wants their dog to say somewhere that feels like home. Maribel
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We left our dog Luna with Ann for the first time this past weekend, and we had a great experience! Ann sent us regular email updates and pictures, and we were able to enjoy our trip without worrying about Luna. Ann has a great fenced in backyard and was boarding a couple of other dogs with Luna, so Luna got some good exercise and is napping now :) We plan to leave Luna with Ann again, and we highly recommend her.
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Ann was great! And Allie, who is a bit of a nervous pup, was calm and happy. Whenever she got a bit nervous, Ann took her on a walk to calm her and it worked like a charm. We will definitely stay with her again whenever possible!
Poplar seemed to do very well at Ann's and had a few different dogs to play with. This is a nice mix of some TLC and comforts of home along with dog play dates! We were really pleased and plan to book with Ann the next time we go out of town.
I'm so glad I found Ann through dogvacay.com - I leave my Goldendoodle Snoopy with her every time I leave town. She takes such great care of him, and sends me pictures and email updates daily to let me know how he's doing, so I don't have to worry about him. He loves running around in her yard and making friends with the other dog or dogs she has staying with her that weekend! Snoopy likes staying with Ann so much that he jumps right out of my car and runs up to her house because he's so excited to be back. Ann is also very flexible about working around my travel plans, which has been very convenient. I highly recommend letting Ann take care of your pup - A++!
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Our 11 month Golden Retriever had a great time with Ann and the other dogs she had staying with her! When we picked up Graham up he was happy and tired! I think he slept the whole next day, Ann has a great fenced in back yard where the dogs are free to play and exercise. I would def recommend Ann. She is attentive to all your dogs needs.
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Ann did such a fabulous job taking care of Tango for the first time this weekend. She sent us photos and checked in with us several times to let us know that everything was OK. She really went the extra mile to make sure that Tango was comfortable and happy.
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Ann took a great care of Hercules again, she accepted him even after he chewed and damaged some of her purses during his last stay. We are both very grateful that he found home away from home at Ann's.
Ann's house is a good set up for my active girls, the yard is a great size for all the play and running around that they like, with secure fencing. Ann also listened attentively to all my concerns and issues, since it was our younger pup's first time away from home, and I appreciated her ongoing efforts to give me peace of mind at just about every stage of their stay. Lots of images and updates that I could share with family too, which was really fun. We missed being with them of course, but knowing that they are being cared for and appreciated by such a conscientious person makes all the difference. I am pretty sure that my two dogs had more fun at Ann's house, than what we had while being away from them :). Great!
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Ann did a great job watching Tux for us while we were out of town for over a week. She made Tux feel right at home based on the pictures she sent each day and he was happy and healthy when we picked him up. We're looking forward to Ann watching Tux again for us in the future.
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The bad part about reviews is that everyone finds out how wonderful your sitter is, and then you can't get an appointment. well, I hope we will always be able to get an appointment. But Ann S. really was perfect in so many ways-- frequent updates, she let me know when other dogs were scheduled and what they were like ( friendly, skittish with other dogs, etc.) so I always knew what was going on.

I was worried about leaving my small dog for a week. She had been in a few shelters and has separation anxiety. Ann's updates put my mind at ease and I felt like she was truly engaged with my dog.
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Our two Labrador Retrievers were thrilled with their weekend visit to Ann's home. Having a fenced in backyard to explore and a loving caregiver to "hang out with" is the recipe for a successful dog sitting experience.

Our Labs have already booked their next visit...five star experience was had by all!
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Hercules spent one week with Ann and he had a great time. I was afraid he will not want to go home. Ann updated me every day and sent pictures. I was able to relax in Canada knowing he is in good hands.
Ann was fantastic! She really took the time to get to know Sam before he came for his stay and was so accommodating and patient with his needs. He was sad to leave after the week was up; he seems to especially miss the big backyard Ann has and all of the lovely sticks he found in it. We look forward to having Sam stay with Ann again the next time we need to be out of town! Ann is highly recommended :)
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Ann took wonderful care of or two dogs again. She is great at providing updates on them. She seems to have a calming effect because even my hyper pups seem tranquil after a weekend with Ann. I know Maddie and Molly are looking forward to staying with her again.
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Ann took a great care of my poodle Hercules (Woopsi) last weekend. This was a first time in 5 years he was away from me or my family. Ann followed all instructions about his medication and sent updates and pictures. She is a great host
and Woopsi and I are very happy with her loving care service.
Helena D.
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It's difficult to express how pleased we have been with Ann and her care of our standard poodle , Halle. From the first contact and throughout Halle's stay, Ann has provided rapid responses to every inquiry or concern. The reservation process was quick and efficient.
We asked to extend Halle's stay by an extra night and she was accommodating.
She has sent us daily photos of a happy Halle!
We can't say enough about how pleased we have been with Meet, Play, Stay!
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Anna was great with Chester. Makes the dogs feel at home - very warm environment. Lots of room to run around in backyard!
Our second stay with Ann was as wonderful as the first! Bentley thoroughly enjoyed playing with Ann's other four-legged house guests and returned to me very tired and very happy! When I thought my travel plans would be delayed because of snow, Ann was very flexible, and it was reassuring to know that Bentley would be taken care of for an additional day if needed. As always, I know my boy is in good hands when he stays with Ann!
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Ann could not have been any nicer to Andy!! We received daily emails and pictures which helped alleviate my general anxiety. And when he unexpectedly became sick, she took him to the vet. We came home to a happy but tired dog and we could not have wished for a better person. I would wholeheartedly recommend Ann to anyone searching for a caring and thoughtful person to take care of their dog!
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Ann was excellent and professional. Willow says she had a great time.
Ann was such a wonderful host. She took a detailed survey of both our dogs at the meet and greet and thought of things that were really insightful. She really instills the confidence that your pups will be well cared for.

During the time we were away she sent great photos of our girls hanging out. She has a great yard which allowed our younger dog to run around and enjoy the outdoors safely.

Ann is easy to communicate with, very caring, and even offered a suggestion on a new collar for our dog. She is a wonderful and thoughtful host!

Highly recommended!
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(An extension of a previously reviewed stay - all was excellent, as with my other review.)
Ann was a wonderful host for my older dog. We had a thorough meeting and conversation before my first appointment, and she was very conscientious about providing regular updates while I was away. She took down all the necessary details about my dog and made sure to give me information about everything was going with them in mind.

I would absolutely recommend Ann and am so happy to have found a great dog host in my area.
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Like before Hendrix had a great time playing with the other dogs and with Ann as well. He almost seemed sad to be leaving before any of his friends.
This was our first time using DogVacay.com and Ann made it so easy! She calmed all fears about leaving our dogs with someone new and they seemed to have a WONDERFUL time with her. We will definitely be using Ann again - can't say enough good things about her.
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We feel extremely lucky to have found Ann as our dog sitter while we are away! We have a dog that can easily wander off, but needs outdoor time and we feel at complete ease knowing he is with her. She is very good about sending picture updates and giving medications. Our dog is always happy and rested when we pick him up. After searching for a year we finally found the only dog sitter we trust!
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Ann was fantastic and treated Isla and Monty just like her own.
Great experience with Ann. She has a great layout for boarding -- plenty of space and a fenced-in yard. She also sent us a few pictures throughout our time away and Mac looked like he had lived there forever. Super convenient for us and very smooth and easy process.
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As a nervous dog mom I researched the DogVacay site from top to bottom and found Ann. I'm so glad I did! From our initial meet-n-greet, where Ann was so thorough in her questions so that she was meeting our pups needs (and her needs as well), to the photos we got each day while we were away, I knew we had made the right decision. Ann has a quiet, calm, warm and compassionate demeanor and our pups took to her right away. Her home is immaculate and the pups had complete run of it - including the bonus of sleeping with Ann at night (which is not easy with 55lb and 75lb horizontal sleepers) - and access to a wonderful, large, fenced-in backyard. We knew that our "trash surfer" and our "blanket nibbler" were in the best of hands and we were able to completely relax during our get-away. We hope she will have our boys back again during our next trip. Thank you Ann!
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Ann was great with my dog Skipper. He suffers from separation anxiety and spoiled dog syndrome. We really appreciated the many notes and pictures. We look forward to using her again and again. Renee and Herb Parcover
I feel so fortunate to have found Ann. She is absolutely wonderful. She has looked after my 2 dogs twice for two weeks each time. They are smitten with her! At our initial Meet and Greet, Ann discussed the dogs with me in detail and actually took notes on a form that she had devised. She wanted to know the ins and outs of their routine, their preferences and quirks. I was really impressed that she took so much interest in their happiness and safety. Consequently, I don't worry about a thing when my girls are with Ann. And she sends me pictures and updates which provide further reassurance that they are comfortable and well cared for. While welcoming me when I pick them up, they also run back over to Ann as though they want to say "thank you". They've never done that before! My only hesitation in writing this review is that once word gets out about how fabulous Ann is, I'm afraid she is going to be booked solid and won't have time to look after my girls anymore!
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Ann was great withTitan and Finley.She had all the information we had filled out online and had obviously reviewed it before we got there. She even had tags to attach to their collars with her contact info just in case they got loose. See knew we were anxious as this was their first "sleepover" and she sent us several pictures and comments as to how they were doing.
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I left my terrier mix, Rosie, with Ann for a week while on a family vacation. I work from home a lot, so Rosie is accustomed to being around her human family most of the day, and I did not want her to spend a lot of time alone in an unfamiliar house (or for that matter, her own). Ann's work-from-home setup seemed perfect given these concerns. (The big fenced yard is the icing on the cake.)

When I picked Rosie up, I was struck by how calm and settled she seemed - she can usually be a bit jittery for the first day or so upon returning home from a boarding situation, but was clearly super-comfortable and had had a great vacay herself while we were away!
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Ann S. was able to take our Border Collie puppy Hendrix at the last minute (not that she encourages that). She asked thorough questions about Hendrix's habits and likes. He had a good time running around the large backyard, playing fetch, and enjoying the company of the other dogs being cared for. She is good with puppies. We definitely recommend using her and plan to use her in the future with more notice given.

Clint and Jen
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Puppy heaven! My dog Boo never even noticed I was gone.
Thanks so much Ann, Patuxent came home happy and tired. I appreciated the updates you gave us. It was nice knowing we could leave the house and feel comfortable our dog was being well cared for.
For all you dog mama's and papa's, let me just say that your sweet critters will NEVER be in more loving, and most importantly, trustworthy hands (when not in yours ) than when they are cared for by Ann. Her home is warm and loving and her back yard is awesome. ...she even has a Doggie Door . She is now party of my family. My two pugs LOVE her. And that's the truth! Lisa Crawford.
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Our doggie Leo came home a very happy (and very tired!) boy. Ann clearly does a great job taking care of him. She has a great backyard for dogs to run around in and some doggie beds inside the house. She has been very flexible with our schedules and always stays in touch sending photos and videos. She will always be our first choice when we need someone to watch Leo for us. Thanks Ann!
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Ann was great with our dog Ginny the four nights she was there. We liked the picture updates she sent every-other day. She also told us Ginny wasn't eating a whole lot (which is typical of our dog in a new environment) and asked if there was anything she wanted her to do about it. We appreciated the transparancy of information she gave us. I would highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a dog sitter. Our Ginny was definitely happier than the times we've boarded her & could tell that she had a good time there.
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Ann was a wonderful host to Zoe. Before our trip, she arranged a meet-and-greet at her home (which is lovely and has a BIG yard!), and asked great questions about Zoe and her routine. She was willing to deal with Zoe's quirks (fear of strange people, etc.). During the trip, she sent us an email and photo every day to let us know how things were going. And, when it was time to collect our fur-baby at the end of her vacay, she acted like she'd be happy to stay longer. (That's a first for us.)
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Ann sent pictures and a video of our pugs. They looked so very well cared for and Ann is a really cool woman. Ten stars for Ann! !!!!!
Ann took wonderful, loving care of my elderly dog. She made sure Cleo was comfortable and turned on the air conditioning for her when the weather turned hot. I felt confident in Ann when we met a week prior to my departure. She made sure she had all the information she needed to provide Cleo with a home away from home. She texted me to bring more medicine for Cleo when i picked her up because I was one dose short. I will definitely have Cleo stay with Ann again! Ann has my highest recommendation.
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Ann was great about dealing with our concerns (and my husband's forgetfulness)! One of our dogs doesn't do well when we go away, so it was comforting to come back and know he was well taken care of in our absence.
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