Miracolo Farm - A Place for Paws.

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Cara and Danny P.

36 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • 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

Cara and Danny's Resident Pets

Girlie Perfect
Beagle
Female
13 yr 11 mo old
Sebastian
German Shepherd Dog
Male
9 yr 11 mo old
Riley
Border Collie
Male
11 yr 11 mo old
Lula
American English Coonhound
Female
2 yr 11 mo old
Asa
Mixed Breed
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Beagan
Russell Terrier
Male
1 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Cara and Danny's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Cara and Danny

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***IMPORTANT***
Please Read Through To The End! ;0)
Picture this:
A cozy house on a spacious eight acre property. Inside there are endless couches, chairs and dog beds for even the most discriminating canine visitor. Outside, the huge fenced back yard surrounded by woodland, overlooks the river. The setting bring a sense of calm to all who stay. Walking trails meander along side the tranquil Po River that encircles this unique location.

Who We Are:
I am an animal rescue person who specializes in shy dogs. I have over 15 years in dog rescue and as a vet assistant. Currently I am enrolled in a Vet Tech Program while I work at a local clinic. My program emphasis is on canine behavior.
My husband is also an animal lover and excellent farm caretaker. Together we have created a farmette that is all about the dogs!

What We Offer:
Our unique setting and balanced pack has helped our canine visitors leave refreshed with a new leash on life, be it only a short stay or a rehabilitative holiday. Our family schedules over laps so that there is very little time that your fur kid will be without a human presence.

Guest Dogs that Work Best for Our Wee Farm:
Canines of various sizes are welcome who can adjust to a household that includes cats, guinea pigs and young children. We expect all canine visitors to be CURRENT on VACCINES and either SPAYED or NEUTERED respectively unless they are puppies under the age of 6 months.

If after you read about us and our farm and we seem like a fit, please send us a MEET and GREET REQUEST or a GENERAL INQUIRY with the dates you are considering and we will go from there.
An initial meet and greet is REQUIRED. This will enable us to create a custom plan to ensure that your fur kid's needs are met during their stay.
We look forward to meeting you!


Thanks so much for stopping by and we look forward to being your dogs home away from home.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Cara and Danny P.

36 Reviews
29 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cara and Danny's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Training
$25 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
36 Reviews
They took great care of our furbaby and I will use them again with out a question.
This was the first time I left Maxine with someone I did not know in a place she had only been to once. It was an awesome experience. The pictures and videos gave me the warm fuzzy I needed to be able to enjoy my time away. Maxine clearly enjoyed her time there and I did too! Very professional. I will definitely book with them again!
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Smokey & Bandit had to stay during the week since my wife had a conference. Cara & Danny are awesome in every which way! Our dogs come home tuckered every time from playing and all the love!
Had to take a trip out of town and Cara & Danny came through again!!! They truly are the greatest hosts, we go out of our way to take our two dogs to them!
Cara and Danny are excellent hosts. They send pictures of Bruno while he's in their care. Bruno always has a great time when he's there.
My boxer stayed with Cara and Danny for a long weekend and they did a great job. They treated her as one of their own and gave me daily updates on how she was doing. They kept her safe and happy and I will definitely be using them again.
Cara and Danny were phenomenal with my fur- baby, Aurora. From the very beginning they sensed my clingy and shy dog's personality and gradually introduced their pets to Aurora. While away, they were true to their word of sending pictures and videos of Aurora adjusting and having fun with the other pets. I am so grateful that Cara and Danny were able to take in Aurora last minute after reading a horror story of a local kennel that we originally had reservations for Aurora. They truly have a passion and heart for animals and without hesitation I would utilize their services time and time again!
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Cara and Danny took wonderful care of our two dogs. They truly have an ideal setting for boarding; plenty of room to run, play, explore and relax. we loved getting the picture and video updates as well!
Cara & Danny took in our 2 miniature aussies and from the first moments we could tell they were very dedicated and committed dog caretakers. They took time to get to know our girls and to introduce them to their fur family. Totally a stress-free environment and although we may have had some separation anxiety, our girls seemed to settle in quite nicely. Thanks for helping us out during our transition move from Tennessee to Virginia. We plan to make a return visit!
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You guys are great! Dakota had a good time and he was very well behaved when I picked him up. It's great to know he has a place to go where he will be safe and well cared for when I have to go out of town.
Had a wonderful experience at Cara's and Danny's. We were worried about leaving our Daisy and Cara and Danny made us feel so comfortable about leaving our girl. We think Daisy had a great time going to "camp" at the farm!
My husband and I just left our dogs Molly and Clark with Cara and Danny for an overnight stay while we went to a wedding. Both dogs had a wonderful time, and Cara even found time to take some pictures during the stay. We will be booking Cara and Danny again when we go on a cruise later this month. Thanks again for your hospitality and gentle touch with our babies!
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Danny and Cara are professional and welcoming, I know my Stellaluna is safe and happy when she is in their care. I just left her for a second time with Cara and Danny and it is so comforting to see that when I arrived to drop her off, Stellaluna leaped from the car excitedly to greet their family (fur and human). She left me in the dust and ran off into their house just looking for fun!
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I am so grateful to Cara, Danny, Rena Grace & their pack for taking such great care of my fur baby, Denver while I was overseas for 2 weeks. I was confident from the meet and greet that Denver would be in loving and capable hands. Cara and Danny are wonderful, kind people who understand dogs and dog behavior. Denver was methodically introduced to their pack, and I knew that any interactions with my sweet, silly, & social pup would be "controlled" and supervised. They sent pictures and videos daily which I enjoyed seeing to know he was safe and happy. He surely utilized their big backyard and puppy-friendly furniture and home! I know my pup enjoyed his time with them and whenever I am going out of town and can't bring him along, I will definitely have Denver stay with Cara, Danny & Rena Grace. I can't thank them enough for all their kindness and care!
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I was a little skeptical to leave my dog anywhere since in the 9 years I have had him he has never had to stay for boarding services ever. I met with Cara and Danny and immediately I could see the calm nature and the way they just loved their dogs. They knew how to direct my dog Drake with such ease and he just followed right along. I knew then that I had made the right choice with them. While away for work I received pictures and videos of Drake's stay and he couldn't of looked happier! He was getting snuggled and got to give plenty of kisses which he loves to do! I am definitely taking Drake there again if I need to travel and can't take him. They did an amazing job with him and he was treated with the love and care any dog deserves. Thank you guys so much!
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Cara and Danny were very sensitive to my dog's anxiety around new people. They're practically dog whisperers. I really felt at ease knowing my dog was in capable and experienced hands.

Really appreciated the updates, pictures, and videos they sent while I was away.

I'll definitely use Cara and Danny again in the future!
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Our dog, Hoover, had a "pawsome" one week vacation with Carla and her family. Hoover is very skittish and nervous. We were scared to try something new with him, but all of our fears were put to rest after meeting the family. They are true animal lovers, and we knew Hoover would be in good hands. They provided us with cute pictures and videos all week. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a loving family setting for their pet's vacation.
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Our Rusty stayed with Cara and Danny three times this summer and every time was a wonderful experience for all of us. It was such a relief to have Rusty someplace we trusted and that he enjoyed. Not only was it a vacay for him, but it was an opportunity to socialize with other dogs. We feel so lucky to have found Miracola Farm, Cara, Danny and their extended family--human and canine!
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I went into this experience with great anxiety. We has Armani for about one week when we had a family emergency and the puppy couldn't go with us. I was scared and had no idea what I was gonna do with him. I called Banfield Pet Hospital (his bet office) to see if they boarded. The answer was no, but we have a few vet techs that do. When Cara contacted me it was great relief. Knowing that she was a vet tech and worked at his vet office made it even better. That's when I was introduced to DogVacay. The greatest service ever. Cara and Danny stayed in touch with me right up to our reservations were made. Armani is a 10 week old Male Yorkie who we only had for about one week. Cara and Danny kept to Armani's schedule, provided all his comforts and needs. They sent video and pictures multiple times throughout each day, even text messages at times. Cara and Danny made mine and Armani's time apart very comfortable. The home was very welcoming. The kids kept Armani and all his puppy energy under control. We will use them over and over again. I will recommend them to all my family and friends.I am truely greatful for Cara, Danny and PetVacay!
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Cara and Danny are awesome!! This is my second time leaving my Biscuit with them he just love them. I was so nervous the first time because I never leave him alone with anyone else, but Cara make sure I get daily up dates telling me how he was doing even send me pictures and videos of him. Cara is so professional that even gave Biscuit some dog training while he was there. I love them! I will recommend them to my friends and family. I can't wait to go on vacation again so he can have some much fun playing with their dog!
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I was really nervous boarding my little boy at any facility because he's 14 yrs old and never been left w/anyone but family. He's an only "child", he's anxious, doesn't warm up to strangers well and sometimes will not eat even if I'm at work all day. Obviously this was a HUGE step for both of us. When I arrived at Cara & Danny's home for the "Meet & Greet", I found it was exactly was I was searching for. A great country setting for dogs inside and out. Cara was totally gracious and professional, answering all question I had, while paying special attention to my boy's personality introducing all the animals to him individually. Cara & Danny's home is truly dedicated to all the dogs they care for - whether your desire is for free roam of the home or the need to be more sheltered, they provide it all and they do it with so much care. The positive Meet & Greet session made for a very successful stay for my boy! I could not have been happier, he played w/the other dogs, even slept with their daughter and ate his food every day!!! Totally awesome, I highly recommend Cara & Danny to everyone.
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This was the first time we had left Moose with anyone other than family, but I feel that Moose now has an extended family! Cara and Danny took the time to meet with us before the stay and get to know Moose a little, as well as let Moose meet them and their other pups. I went away knowing that Moose was in great hands, safe and cared for, and getting loads of attention! My kiddos loved the pics and videos they sent! Two thumbs up- or paws up!
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Cara and Danny were great. Definitely use them again. They spent a lot of time properly introducing our dogs to ones on site. They also made sure they fully understood the needs of our two older dogs and are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.
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Being a host for Dog Vacay myself I'm very picky about who I leave my dogs with. Cara and Danny loved my girls as if they were their own. I'll definitely be using them again
We are so happy we found Cara and Danny!! We did not want the traditional kennel run for our Sienna. Here she was able to feel like she was part of their family for the week. Sienna was very well taken care of and we did not have any worries. Loved that we even got pictures and videos throughout the week! We will be sending our sweet girl back to them in August. Highly recommended!!
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Danny & Cara are the best pet sitters I've ever had and being military, I've travelled a lot. Thank you so much for taking care of our fur babies. !
Our experience with Cara and Danny was outstanding from the first request to the end of Jack's 4-day stay. I gave them very little lead time and they were most accommodating. From the moment we arrived, Cara took Jack in and led him through the arrival process with such care and expertise. (I learned more about caring for dogs in those few minutes than I have in the six months since Jack arrived!) It was clear from the daily photos and messages that he was having a wonderful time with his new friends. Our experience was so great, and we've already booked another visit! Do not hesitate to book with Cara and Danny. I cannot imagine a better setting for your pup!
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Cara and her family are wonderful hosts! Our looks forward to returning and spending more time with them!
Our dog, who is highly reactive to other dogs, spent a day with Cara for observation and training. After the day with Cara and her variety-pack of dogs, he has been markedly more comfortable with the dogs he encounters. We couldn't be more pleased! Cara’s interest in and training in canine behavior is so obvious in her interactions with her own dogs and with visiting dogs. She is knowledgeable and professional and inspires confidence in both dogs and owners. We are so glad to have found her and look forward to using her services in the future!
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The beauty of this family is that they have a ready - made pack just waiting to entertain your fur baby while they are there. They are wonderful and patient with your dogs and I would recommend this family to anyone. Logan had a wonderful time while he was being entertained. I won't call it boring because I don't think he wanted to sleep a wink.
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Cara and Danny know a lot about dogs and made my dog fit in with their family dogs with a good process. Their house is located conveniently for Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg but they have a large backyard as well. My dog enjoyed playing with their dogs. They are very flexible with the hours and Cara even prepared good-bye treats when I picked up the dog.
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Cara & Danny were the perfect Hosts to our fur kids! Not only were they attentive to Pippin & Roxy's physical well-being, but their emotional needs as well. They took the time to do introductions to their pack 1 on 1, and Pippin seems to even have gotten over his fear of German Shepherds after spending time with their GSD. Cara & Danny took the extra time to repair a dog pillow, send pictures and educated me on some not-so-good dog treats. (*MUCH* appreciated!) My pups were spoiled & loved as if they were home - allowing us to relax fully on our trip. (We actually joked that the pups might not want to come home after having such a fabulous time at the Farm!) I'm relieved to have found Rox & Pip such an awesome home away from home and I know they look forward to their next visit!!
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Our babies couldn't have been left in better care while we were away. We needed a home to provide care and love for an extended period of time and Danny and Cara opened their home to us. The daily videos and photos kept us connected to our puppies while away and they showed they were not only being cared for but loved as part of the family. The videos showed our babies enjoying themselves so much we were worried they wouldn't want to leave! :) The constant updates and messages kept us aware of their status and when a minor health concern occurred we were notified immediately with not only the status but Cara reached out to find the possible reasons and was willing to take our baby to the vet. We would definitely be willing to have our babies stay with them again and I am positive Min and Troi would enjoy themselves yet again. Thank you again!
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This was my first time using DogVacay and letting a stranger watch our dogs for the first time other than a kennel! Her and her family are awesome and were great to Smokey & Bandit!! Our dogs not only had fun the whole time, were treated excellent, they came home tired and slept the whole entire day!!
We had an awesome meet and greet!! She brought her dogs out one at a time to ours so they wouldn't be bombarded..
I cant wait to travel east to use them again! Super FanTasitc!!
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I left my dog with Cara while I went home on spring break and she was fantastic! My roommates were still home so Cara was very accommodating and allowed them to drop off Mya (my dog) and pick her up. The meet and greet went well and she was patient and took the time to get to know Mya and ensure that she would be comfortable. I got daily pictures and videos and I could not have been happier. Cara has her own little backyard park complete with a stream and plenty of running room! I know Mya had a blast and she got to do some much exploring and made so many new friends. I am very, very pleased with Cara and I will certainly be using her for my future dog sitting needs. Thank you Cara for taking care of my baby girl and being a nice, caring person.

TLDR: Book her, Cara's great!
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