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Debbie D.

61 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Debbie's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Debbie's House

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

About Debbie

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm a dog person who is currently without a canine friend. I own a Bed & Breakfast, so hesitate to have a dog here all the time. But, I would love the opportunity to care for and share my home with your pet. I set my own schedule, so can be available when your dog needs me!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Debbie D.

61 Reviews
36 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Debbie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
61 Reviews
Debbie is easy to contact and easy to talk to. You can tell she has a great attitude and kind heart as soon as you meet her. My two dogs had never stayed with anyone else, except my daughter, and she made me comfortable with leaving them. She takes her time and asks questions while learning about your dog. She takes notes about things that are important. Debbie's home is comfortable and she allows the dogs on the furniture, if you permit it. She sent us a photo of our dogs "settled in". I still hate to leave my dogs, but, the A+++++ experience I had made it so much easier. Thanks Debbie!
Do your dogs talk to you? Well our doxies talk to us and this is what they said after spending a week with Debbie thru DogVacay. Our youngest Doxie, Emily, said she really liked "Lap time" and Ball time with Debbie. Lucy, our oldest doxie, liked the idea of carpeted floors, seems she could walk easier without sliding and received a lot of attention from Miss Debbie. Desi, the 'middle child', didn't have much to say because he was too busy giving kisses, he is timid, enjoyed his stay but glad to be back home.
Our overall rating would be 12 paws!!! But, it looks like your system only allows 5 as Pawsome!
We will definitely use Debbie at Mill Pond Retreat again.
Thanks Debbie for the wonderful care and love you showed our Kids.
Sincerely, The Butlers
My dog Henry had a meet and greet with Debbie and she was great! Henry warmed up to her quickly and they had a nice few hours together. I will be using Debbie as my pet sitter on my future trips.
Pria loved spending the night with Debbie. She came home happy and exhausted! Highly recommended!!!
Wonderful. We were able to take a last minute trip and know that Dash was well cared for. Thank you Debbie!
First time leaving my puppy and I was extremely pleased, he had a great time! Debbie is so nice and she was wonderful with Chevy!!!!
We were really pleased with Debbie she took excellent care of our goldendoodle. We have decided that anytime we need to be away that we will definitely contact Debbie to see if she has avaibility . She even took the time to help with a jumping problem that our dog had and worked to help us in curbing the behavior. I think that anyone who needs a sitter for their dog should definitely book with Debbie she did a fantastic job with our dog.
This was the first worry free vacation I have had in years. I knew Ruby would get plenty of attention. Debbie even took notes as I talked about Ruby's care and her likes and dislikes. Debbie was very accommodating with Ruby's dog aggression issues. I Debbie even sent pictures of Ruby lounging on the couch. I want to go on more vacations now!!!
I saw ans feel what she did to my dog. I really like her . Thanks
Debbie was stupendous for my first time and last minute request to house my dog Chester while I was away for a week. She sent updates and kept him active and comforted while I was away. Will definitely be using when I travel!
This was my first time using DogVacay and was very happy to come across Debbie. She deserves every 5 star review on here! She stayed in contact with us and sent pictures of him making himself at home. When we picked him up, he was happy, content and relaxed. Thanks!
Debbie takes such good care of our Nora! Nora is a puppy mill rescue who takes medication several times a day and is generally timid around other dogs - but Debbie makes sure Nora is comfortable and happy.
Second time Curly stays with Debbie, I'm not sure he wanted to come home from his vacay! Thank you Debbie, you're the best!
We had never left our dog for an extended time before..much less for 12 days so we were a bit apprehensive but were relieved when we received a photo of Baxter making himself at home on her couch. When we picked him up, he was on her couch and was not in any hurry to leave. He was obviously at home. I would recommend Debbie as we will definitely take advantage of her services again.
Wonderful as always, we only use Debbie. Boomer love it there.
Debbie is an absolutely wooooooonderful pup sitter. I have a VERY old pup (16 plus) who wears diapers. I texted back and forth with deb each day and she would tell me what and how they were doing. I loved hearing about their cuddle time because that is what my pups love. Personal touch-just lap sitting with them. I would recommend deb to anyone and everyone. Her facility is a dream and she is one of the most pleasant folks anyone will ever meet. Very caring and it shows. She loves people and pets. Thank you Deb for being so awesome. We will see you again in the future.
I inherited Molly from my late aunt and she had never been away from home. I cannot say enough about Debbie, Molly had the best of time, Debbie took great care of her, you can tell she loves having furry visitors. I will not hesitate to ask Debbie to look after her again.
Thank you so much Debbie I went away knowing Molly would have a good time.
If anyone is in doubt call Debbie.
Our little 7 lb. year and a half old Papillion stayed with Debbie 5 nights over Christmas and had a great time! She was wonderful with him and we are very happy to have found her. It is difficult to find a place to care and give proper TLC to a small dog but Debbie does and treated him like he was her own. She has a great setup for dogs and they do not stay in crates or cages unless you want them to.
We highly recommend her and our little guy will be staying with her many more times!
My Schiperke was well cared for in a clean and pleasant environment. I will consider using Debbie, again.
Debbie is excellent, she treated Curly like he was her own. We are scheduled again to see Debbie soon, cannot wait!
Awesome experience with Debbie - She is professional and obviously loves animals. I loved that she even sent a picture while I was away :-)
Debbie was a wonderful dog sitter and we will definitely be using her again in the future! She responded quickly to messages and was very willing to work with us when we were afraid the weather may delay our return flight home. She was very professional and made me feel comfortable leaving my fur baby with her for the weekend. When I dropped off my dog, she had a list of questions to run through, such as whether my dog had any specific routines, any medical problems, or any behavioral issues, and it really demonstrated how seriously she takes watching people's pets and how experienced she is. I will definitely use Debbie in the future because she helped us to have a great, stress-free weekend away knowing that our pup was well cared for!
Debbie welcomed our two dogs and made them feel right at home. They received personal attention and were able to lead the lifestyle they normally do at our house during the day. It was a great feeling to see them relaxed/happy and not stressed when you leave them for vacation. We will definitely be using Debbie again to take care of our dogs.
We felt very confident leaving Madison with Debbie. And Madison had a great time!
Debbie was great with Max...Max seemed happy and Debbie made sure he got plenty of exercise. It is nice to know that I don't have to worry about Max while we are on vacation and that he will always be taken care of.
Great! My dog was very well taken care of!
Debbie sent pictures and commentary during Lucy's stay. She made adjustments to her schedule to accommodate ours. Even after an almost 2 week stay, Lucy was calm and happy. It is obvious that Debbie loves dogs and our dog loves her. I will call Debbie next time I need a dog sitter because I am very confident in her ability and willingness to give our dog a great experience away from home.
Debbie was great! We were worried about taking our dog to someone we didn't know. However. .he immediately warmed up to her! She sent us pictures to keep us posted. He also got plenty of exercise and play time. We will definitely be having her watch our sweet dog next time we go on vacation!
Once again the very Best!!! Thanks Debbie!!!
Gypsy had a great time. Debbie once again provided a great home for Gypsy to stay in, and lots of activities to keep her entertained.
Gypsy had a great time with Debbie. Easy drop off and pick up and Debbie was very responsive. Debbie took Gypsy for a nice long walk and other activities. Gypsy was very happy!
Our Newfoundland Chloe loves to visit Debbie and she takes excellent care of her.
Debbie is a caring and most capable host. From the first time we met at her home to become acquainted and to see if this was a good fit for our dog, Lucy, I knew it was the right place. The updates during the stay were great and when I came to pick up Lucy, she was calm and clean and brushed. She is usually very anxious after a time away from us but not this time! It is obvious that Debbie loves animals. Having a dog(s) for many years, this was the best dog sitting experience ever!! I will certainly be booking with Debbie again.
I don't trust my "baby" with just anyone so I was a little nervous at first but I just knew that Debbie was going to take great care of Tai. She sent us pictures and gave him lots of attention. He came home relaxed and "himself" unlike when we send him to the vet. We are getting ready to book again soon :)
Debbie is great! Boomer had a couple different playmates which was really good for him to socialize. He was happy to see us but I know he was well taken care of and happy! We have already booked another trip and will only use Debbie! We were worried it was his first time away from us (he is 10mos old) but he did great!
Debbie is our dogs home away from home. We love her!!!
Debbie did such a good job with Penny! I was a little worried because we had never spent time apart from her, but after we met with Debbie, we felt confident leaving Penny with her. Penny got to play with other dogs, go on walks, and even go to the dog park. She was super happy when we picked her up. We will definitely be using Debbie again and would recommend her to anyone!
We were very happy with Debbie's care for our dog. On the way out to my car when I picked him up, he stopped at her truck to get in (as he did all week to go to the dog park) rather than running to my car. Can't get a better endorsement than that!
Debbie was a wonderful host,she did exactly as she said and made a sometimes stressful time very easy.We would suggest Debbie to everyone! Thanks Debbie.
This was my first time using dog vacay and I simply cannot say enough good things about how wonderful the experience was. Debbie was so quick to respond to my requests and did all she could to learn about my havanese, Nora, and how to make her feel at home. Nora takes medicine three times a day, is shy and was rescued only 6 months ago, needless to say I was a little nervous about being away from Nora overnight for the first time but she did SO well. I cannot wait until our next trip to Dayton so Nora can visit her new friend, Debbie.
Debbie was the best dog sitter for my Brinkley. Our golden has a liver shunt which requires a special diet, RX's and special attention. Debbie did not have any problems dealing with Brinkley's issues. And Brinkley was so happy there, which was very evident when I came and picked her up. I got all teary eyed seeing how good she felt and how happy she was staying with Debbie. I will never use a kennel again! Thank you Debbie, thank you DogVaCay!!!!! Any and all dogs will just love staying with Debbie!
Debbie was a great find! I was very concerned about Augie's first time staying away from home for so long. But Augie seemed at ease right away. Debbie sent texts & pictures and let me know how much she enjoyed Augie's stay. The whole Vacay experience was easy and made me feel so much better about leaving my pet. Can't thank all of you enough.. But especially Debbie!
Debbie was wonderful to work with and very flexible with our schedule. Bear seemed like he loved his stay and Debbie e-mailed us a photo that showed him very happily sitting on her couch.

We'll definetely make Debbie our first choice when we need to board him again!
I was so nervous as we had never left our dogs with anyone but family before. Our dogs were pampered more with Debbie & she has a wonderful set up for dogs. I was at ease leaving my fur babies for a few days knowing they were in excellent hands. We're already planning on booking another "dog vacay" with her.
Debbie is awesome as always, and took great care of our dog Tori. We always feel comfortable dropping Tori off with her.
Debbie is amazing with Abby! Abby loves going over there and the best part is I don't stress at all while leaving her!
Hattie was with Debbie for 12 days!!! a long time for a pup. She got along great. Thank You Debbie for taking such great care of our baby!!
In the past I've had pet sitters come to my house. The ladies absolutely loved going to spend time with Debbie D. They'll be going there from now on!
GREAT experience!
Debbie was a wonderful care giver to our 5 month old Hattie. Lots of cuddling!!!. We plan on using her over and over.
Debbie was awesome with Chloe. Chloe love her stay and we will definitely use her again.
Ben had a great experience with Debbie and enjoyed having another dog guest to play with over the holidays. Debbie is very easygoing, enthusiastic and flexible. We will be back!
Debbie was amazing with our puppy, Tori! We were scared at first because she was so young, but after meeting Debbie all our worries went away. Tori had a great time and we have no fear leaving her with Debbie in the future.
Debbie put me at ease leaving our boy with her. She took good care of him while we were away and we will would have no worries leaving Louie with her again. Thank you Debbie!
Debbie is a sweet person, friendly and efficient. We will definately use her again. Thanks Debbie for fitting us into your schedule even though you were leaving town. We appreciate it so much.
Debbie did a great job taking care of Ruby. She was so happy when I picked her up. Debbie is so nice and Ruby loved her.
Debbie was awesome with Abby! I could tell when I got there to pick her up that Abby was relaxed and had a great time. I will definitely use Debbie again!
I was thrilled when I found Debbie, she was right by the airport I was going to. She was very friendly and relaxed and Gunner (my dog) took to her and her cat very well. I felt comfortable knowing that Gunner was having a vacation while I was.

He was extremely happy to see me but he loved his stay at the her home. This is a great service, 2nd time used. Thanks for setting it up.

Addie had a wonderful time with Debbie! She got to to go the dog park, farmers market and on many walks! Debbie is very sweet and took great care of Addie! We would highly recommend her!
Debbie is very friendly and caring about dogs! She was very responsive and flexible. She was also very conscientious about our dogs needs.
Debbie is a great host! She asked a lot of questions to get to know my dog and my dogs individual needs. My dog will definitely be staying there again in the future.
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