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Natasha L.

145 Reviews
90 Repeat Guests
$25/night
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

Natasha's Resident Pets

Mary Jane
Female
11 yr 0 mo old
Frank
Pug
Male
6 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Natasha's House

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About Natasha

**We are FULL Wednesday through Saturday for Thanksgiving! Thank you for considering our home!

Hello! It's almost three wonderful years of Dog Vacay this May! We thank all our clients- including our feline, scaly, and feathered friends- for being part of our family.

We accept all sizes and breeds- yes, we adore pit bulls! -and we can administer medications. If your dog needs to be kept separate from other dogs, we can accommodate! We have two yards for the dogs, a full-height wooden fence as a division. Please let us know in advance.

Feeding schedules can be followed to your specific times and all dogs are fed separately.

We require their own food (to avoid allergies and upset stomachs) and to be current on flea medications. Bringing their toys, beds (common, to have the smell from home) and treats is optional.

To save our Sunny California, we have no grass! We prefer you save any grooming for AFTER their stay here as they can get dirty if they have too much fun outside. If you are interested in having your pet groomed before pick up, we are connected to a small business mobile grooming. Inquire for their rates.

We allow the dogs on beds and furniture, please note with us if you do not.

Please note- the calendar is always up-to-date. Days MAY be marked unavailable to slow down requests, so please feel free to inquire with a general inquiry form.

Thank you for reading and considering our home. Any questions, feel free to ask!

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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Natasha L.

145 Reviews
90 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 25, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Natasha's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Natasha's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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145 Reviews
Whenever I have to be out of town, I know my little princess will be well taken care of thanks to Natasha!
Luke had a great stay with Natasha. Will definitely be back!
Natasha was very welcoming and our lab Luke felt at home. He was very happy playing with the other dogs. We will definitely continue to bring Luke for overnight stays as well as daytimes.
This was my first time using DogVacay and I'm so happy to have chosen Natasha for our first stay. She was very accommodating to my dogs needs. I was happy to see how knowledgeable and comfortable she is around any size dog. Our dog is medium to large and she handled Lucky's high energy without a problem. Additionally, she's a great communicator and flexible with my crazy schedule. I recommend her to anyone and would love to have our dog stay with her again.
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Our experience with Natasha was great. It is the first time my dogs have ever been away from the family and Natasha did an amazing job caring for them. I imagine it was not easy for her either considering the different personalities my 3 dogs have and given that one is still a puppy and has yet to be fully housebroken. I received picture updates from Natasha, which helped to assure me they were all doing fine. When I picked them up the following day they were so happy and when we got home they knocked out. They must've had a lot of fun there the day before! There were other dogs there, both big and small, adult and puppy that she was caring for. They all seemed to be happy and well taken care of. The home is set up nicely for animals, it's clean, and smells good. You can definitely tell that your pets are loved while in Natasha's care.
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We dropped off our dog Bronx with Natasha for the day to try out Dog Vacay for the first time. setting up the appointment was super easy and Natasha answered all of my questions quickly. Natasha was very friendly when we dropped off Bronx. when we came to pick him up he was wiped out from having so much fun With Natasha and the other dogs staying that day. We were so happy with the service that we immediately book Natasha for the week of thanksgiving since we will be out of town. Very happy and I would recommend Natasha for your dogs vacation.
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I am very satisfied with Natasha. She takes a great care of Goldie. As a plus, she kindly accommodates my long hours as I commute to work and back.
Natasha was great and very accommodating with my schedule. It was the first time I boarded my dog, Billie, and she seemed completely comfortable in Natasha's home. I feel like Natasha has a lot experience taking care of dogs and is attentive to their needs. I look forward to have Billie board with her again.
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Great sitter! She got my lab Jax so tired that he slept all day when I got him home! He had so much fun and played all day! A tired dog is a happy dog!
Natasha was awesome! Everything went well from the booking to the time we picked up our pup! We knew Abby had a great time because by the time we got home, all she wanted to do was lay out on the floor and sleep. Ha! I would definitely recommend Natasha and we will definitely use her again. Thanks !
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Great host! Took good care of my pet.
Natasha was great with the dogs! we have two spoiled boxers who don't spend much time away from us but she was great with them. she sent us pictures and was quick to respond to me when I sent her messages. this was my first time booking through dog vacay and I would definitely book her again!
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Very friendly!
Our pug puppy Gordon had a great time on his vacay with Natasha. I really appreciated that she kept me updated with pictures. We will definitely be booking with her again in the near future.
Pawsome! Natasha was great with my Doberman and Shepherd
My parents made the reservation far ahead and Natasha, the friendly lady, accomodated the necessary changes without hesitation. I was afraid this time away from my parents was going to be in one if these kennels where I will spend most of my day in a cage. Wow was I happy to see the open sandy courtyard with lots of room to romp. And that is what I did all day long . I am one happy puppy!
Thank you Natasha !! I will be back.
DJANGO
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Very accommodating, very nice and caring sitter. Gave good updates about my pet. Will definitely use again.
Natasha,

Pepper and Chica had a great time with you! The ease of drop-off and pick-up and the overall quality of their stay definitely makes us want to be return customers. They came home happy and healthy! Looking forward to their next pawsome barkcation with you!
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IF THERE WERE MORE STARS I COULD GIVE NATASHA I WOULD .I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER . WE ARE REPEAT CUSTOMERS AND WILL KEEP COMING BACK .THE PUPS LOVE HER AND ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO PUPPY DAY CARE.
NATASHA AND HER FAMILY ARE INCREDIBLE. THE PUPS LOVED STAYING WITH THEM AND ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK . I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO EVERYONE. AAAAA+++++
Always a great experiencing at Natasha's house. We needed a loving place for our furbabies to stay during our wedding and honeymoon weekend (a stretch of 4 nights) and Natasha was very happy to have my two nutty beagles back. (They had stayed one night previously as a test-run and seemed to do well).

The dogs looked like they got lots of exercise and came home pooped. She followed the feeding directions to the T, including refrigerating the food :)

Her family are all dog lovers and don't mind cuddling with your pooch as long as they are cuddle-buddies...Happy to bring them back again soon!
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Natasha has been a pleasure as a dog sitter. She happily accepts all of our dogs. It is apparent she is a dog lover and we can be carefree when our dogs are with her. She'll even send you updates and pictures of your dog. I highly recommend her.
This was the first time leaving my dogs, Fury and Myka with someone. My wife and I were nervous about it up until we got there. Our dogs didn't seem nervous around Natasha, even though one of them is timid around new people...so that made us feel a little more at ease. Natasha sent us a few pictures and updates for the week while we were gone. Would definitely have her watch them again the next time we go on vacation.
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Jade is very wary of staying away from me so I have been looking for a place I could leave her and feel comfortable. I even paid a visit to Natasha's house before I boarded Jade. Natasha asked me several questions and answered my questions . I left jade for a couple of days and called Natasha to see how jade was doing. There were other doggies at her house and they all seemed happy. And jade actually got along with other dogs. I will definitely leave jade with Natasha.
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The experience was great, Natasha was a wonderful host and the environment was conducive to that of a pet lover and we appreciated that. But most of all we were able to travel with the peace of mind that Bam Bam was in great capable hands with Natasha. Highly recommended!!!:)
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Natasha was great with Khloe. Kept me up to date with her. Sent me a photo and video of her. Good environment for a big dog like Khloe.
Natasha was great and our dog had a great time, would definitely recommend.
Loved the idea that my dog was accompanied 24 hours/day. Natasha or Natasha's family is in the house and so are many other dogs. No boring, time-alone for Sofia :) She actually went to a summer camp!
Thx for everything ...
Great experience! Simba and Spartacus had a wonderful stay with Natasha and her pups. It was hard leaving them for 12 days, but I was happy knowing that they were being very well cared for. Natasha was super responsive and sent me pics and videos throughout their stay. The boys loved having other dogs to play with every day, and they came home tired and happy. I will definitely book with Natasha again in the future. Highly recommended!
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Natasha was courteous, kind and accommodating. I especially appreciated the pictures she sent. I wouldn't hesitate to use her services again.
From the moment I met Natasha, I knew Molly would be well cared for while I was away. Natasha was always available whenever I called, and very attentive to Molly's needs. I would definitely leave Molly with Natasha again when I need a dog sitter.
Natasha is awesome. Everything went flawlessly. Flexible on drop off and pick up time.
The Natasha L household is very dog friendly. Our dog seemed very content there is a loving safe environment and come home sane and clean and healthy. Their pug asked for hugs along with our dog and got no resentment from our dog.
Natasha was great. Maya had a great time and I knew she was in good hands there. Excelent job!!!
Natasha was amazing!! I was so nervous to leave my pup with someone and she couldn't have been any more perfect! Kuma, my husky, loved playing with the other dogs, and came back happy and sleepy.

Natasha responded to my messages to reassure me everything was going great. It was the cherry on top after she let me do an early drop off and late pick up. I would highly recommend her!
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We had an early flight and Natasha allowed us to drop off Buddy at her house at 7:45 a.m. The kennels I looked into opened at 9 a.m. and we would have had to pay for additional day if we were to choose a kennel. Natasha's flexibility helped us out, and Buddy seemed to have been well cared for. Also, her location was convenient for drop-off and pickup since her house was right off of the 118 freeway.
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This was our first time leaving our labradoodle with a stranger. Seems like he was happy!
Our dog Gus (choc lab) had a great time and it was the first time he was away us overnight. Natasha was great and gave us updates. We had to adjust our plans and Natasha was very accommodating. We will definitely bring Gus back for daycare and overnights!
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thank you for taking care of my puppy. She had a wonderful time.
I've been taking my yorkie to Natasha for a few years now and I can tell you that he absolutely loves staying at her house! In fact, every time when I arrive to pick him up, he doesn't want to leave. I wish he liked hanging out with me as much as he does hanging out with Natasha and her family. Oh well..
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We used Natasha for the first time a couple of weeks ago. We have an 18 month old Boxer with lots of energy. Natasha was great, and our big baby, Tank came home very tired and happy.
She treated my dog like family. He was really happy. Did not want to leave!
Princess had a great stay with Natasha and her family. I will definitely be booking with her again the next time we need to take a trip. Thanks Natasha!!
Our Senegal parrot, Rex, was very happy staying with Natasha. He loved watching the activity of the house and having people whistle back to him. His cage was kept clean and you could tell that Natasha sincerely enjoys taking care of animals. Her enthusiasm and care are apparent. We will absolutely hire Natasha for future bird vacations!
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I loved leaving my baby Rex with Natasha. She is very loving and caring. I am one to notice little details and her house really impressed me. It was spacious, smelled very clean, and the dogs that were there when I dropped off my pet seemed very comfortable and happy. I left my dog for a total of three days and I am glad I chose Natasha. I most definitely will book her in the future.
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Natasha is a great host. I really appreciate her taking such good care of my two Yorkies. The dogs seem to really like her.
It was Molly's first time with Natasha and she was a bit timid when I dropped her off. But when I picked her up, they seemed to be fast friends. That's the sign of a caring dog sitter. We're looking forward to using Natasha again.
My small dog Miss Peggy Lee did not seem to miss me or want to leave Natasha's house. Everything went flawlessly, so I'll be booking again!
Natasha was great! We are new to the area and had to find a sitter for our timid shepherd just a few days before we left on a last minute trip. Natasha messaged us from out of the country and our dog had a great time over the weekend. We'll be back.
My dog had an ok stay with Natasha, but she was not very talkative and I didn't get any pics so I don't really know. She was fine when I picked her up...just dirtier from being outside all day. She's an inside dog so is not used to that...hopefully she enjoyed it but from the little that Natasha said, it seemed like not so much.
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We love Natasha! we've used her many times and every time our dogs come home happy.
Very nice facility. Natasha was very helpful, answered all my questions and seemed to genuinely care about my dog. It was a very positive experience.
Natasha is the most caring, loving dog sitter you will find anywhere. I have been taking my two pugs to her for the past few years and they are always eager and happy when we walk up to her front door. On this last vacation to Natasha's home, my Pug, Adrian, became ill. Natasha immediately called me as I was out of town, and proceeded to let me know that she was taking my pug to the emergency clinic so that she could get the care she needed. Natasha and her mother have gone above and beyond taking great care of my dogs and I will never have anyone but Natasha look after my precious fur babies! I recommend her 100%!
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Great experience. Our Sophie seemed well loved when we can to pick her up!
Autumn and I both LOVE Natasha and her family. Everytime my husband and I go out of town we leave autumn with her and she's happy and healthy and awesome when I return whether the trip is short or long. Beyond that Natasha is always flexible with what time I need to drop off or pick up and understanding if the time changes last minute or if in traffic I'm running late. We love her ♡♡ !
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Natasha is awesome! My dachshund loved it there! Will be returning on next vacation
Natasha is amazing. I had to leave my little guy for a couple of days and she took great care of him. She was very accommodating with my reservation and drop off time and is super friendly and you can tell she genuinely loves animals I will not hesitate to give her my business again and to recommend her. Thank you!
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My dogs always have a nice time at Natasha's. They come home happy.
I must say that Natasha was awesome! It was the first time that we left our 2 guys with anyone, so we were a bit nervous. Natasha sent us pictures of them playing and sleeping while we were gone which was wonderful. It gave us peace of mind so that we were able to enjoy our little getaway!

We will definitely be calling Natasha soon!

Thank you again!!!
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great host.. very attentive, updating their activities & status all the time. very likely to use her service again & again
Natasha was just wonderful Phoebe was happy and Natasha sent me pictures and keep me updated of Phoebe. I will recommed her and use her again.
It was Harry's 3rd stay with Natasha & her family, and once again, he was well looked after. My somewhat silly dog wouldn't eat & had gastrointestinal issues this time, but Natasha masterfully dealt with all that by adding pumpkin to his kibbles! Harry came home happy, healthy, & with a new favorite food - pumpkin! This was his longest time away from home (2 1/2 weeks) but I was at ease knowing my pup was in great hands with Natasha & her loving family.
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Natasha is delightful to work with, she takes excellent care of our dog and treats her like a member of the family.
We are so comfortable leaving our big puppy with Natasha and her family. We believe he gets as much love from them as he does from us. It keeps our minds at ease on those times he can’t travel with us. We appreciate Natasha and her family greatly and we won’t hesitate to use her again in the future.
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Wow! I can't say enough good things about Natasha. She provided excellent care for my to dogs, and went above and beyond in assisting my one dog with a medical situation. Even though i was miles away I felt so comfortable knowing my sweet little dog was in her capable loving arms. I'm grateful to DogVacay for having excellent pet sitters like Natasha.
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I've booked Lucy with a few other hosts on DogVacay in the past and the reason I didn't give a 5-star review here was mainly to do with communication frequency and content as compared to the other hosts I've used. Response time to my texts was a bit slow, which was frustrating as I was - of course - wanting to know how Lucy was settling in. The pictures I got of Lucy showed me that she seemed a bit down and depressed, and I wondered if she got the exercise she needs. She very well may have, but that wasn't conveyed to me during her stay.

That said, I appreciated that Natasha was flexible with my pick-up (late at night) and drop-off (early morning) times, given that she was sick with a bad cold/flu. And she followed up a couple days after Lucy's visit to see how she was doing, which I definitely appreciated.

Not a bad experience, but not the best, either, compared to some of the other hosts I've booked with previously.
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Have used Natasha several times before and it has always been a good experience,Will use her again.
a very caring family.Roscoe has no problem staying there and seems to be well taken care of.It is our person of choice to watch our dog.
Wes enjoyed his stay! Thanks for taking such good care of him!:)
My pet had some GI issues while she was with Natasha but I did not have to worry about anything. She was on top of everything. She knows what she's doing. She is knowledgeable and dependable. I will definitely choose Natasha again!
Perfect! Thank you!
:) perfect! Dias was happy!
:) Perfect!
Natasha did a great job with our dog! She is very professional and I knew my dog was in great hands with her loving family. I love that she is flexible with pick up and drop off times and responds quickly to text messages. Would definitely recommend her and use her services again!
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This is the second time we've used Natasha. She and her family treat our 10+ year old puppy so well. We have already booked her for another upcoming trip. We feel very fortunate to have found her.
Awesome as always!
This is a very caring family.Roscoe has stayed with Natasha several times before and seems comfortable in her surroundings.WE plan to use her again when we go away
Great sitter.
This was our first time using DogVacay. Natasha was amazing with Lucy. She gave her attention and love and sent us updates as to how she was doing. We would trust Natasha with Lucy at any time.
Natasha and her family was great. Buddy came home happy . We would used Natasha's service again.
As always, my Pug, Adrian's, 5 day vacation with Natasha and her family was nothing less than wonderful! She came home happy and healthy. Needless to say, we'll be booking with Natasha again and again - in fact in two weeks! I always feel confident leaving my little girl in Natasha's loving and caring hands!
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Once again Natasha has come through for us. Our dogs are difficult and we get nervous whenever we have to leave them but she does a wonderful job with them. She's easy going - it's comforting to know our dogs are well cared for. Thanks Natasha.
Natasha was great, very happy with her and definitely will be back!
Natasha responded to our questions and took great care of Fitz. She was brave enough to take on a puppy in the rainy season! We were very happy with her and Dog Vacay!
Once again I picked up a happy little Kokobear! It makes me so happy that she's never alone when she's at Natasha's place! I'm so happy to have found Natasha and am truly grateful for her services! Will be returning again next month!
Natasha is fantastic. Her whole family helps out with the organization and if she's not there, someone equally as sweet will welcome your dog into the home and make you feel very comfortable. I used Natasha's services for the first time when I went on a 10 day trip to Costa Rica and we came back, and Bernard had had such a great time that he was visibly not too hapy to leave.
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Once again we did not have to worry about our dogs while away. Natasha can handle these overly enthusiastic shepherd mixes for which we are very grateful. Thanks Natasha!
Natasha was great. Sallie seemd to have had a nice stay. We were responded to quickly and sent photos daily
We are so happy to have found Natasha. Our schnauzer Roscoe could not have found a better second home! Natasha provides a kind and wonderful environment for pets.
Murphy is a very active 5 month old puppy, and he actually came home tired from all the playtime he got with the other dogs. Will definitely bring him back!
As it worked out, we never actually got to meet Natasha. But no problem, her entire family is as invested in their enterprise as she is!

We left our boxer Bosco in their good hands, as well as his cat brother Joey. Finding a comfortable place to board both boys together was our goal. Joey was spoiled by Natasha's mother and little sister. They spent five nights with the family and some other client dogs.

We hope we can board our boys with Natasha and her family again. Maybe we'll even get to meet her next time!
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very carDog ing and willing to do anything reasonable like walks medication etc.Someone available 24/7. House was clean with no animal smell and dogs are allowed to rome free.Would be happy to use her again and plan to
Natasha and her family are very welcoming and friendly. Our dog stayed w/them for 4 nights and came back very happy. Thank you Natasha !
Harry stayed with Natasha & her lovely family for 8 days. Everything was smooth-sailing... from the meet & greet, the flexible drop off & pick up. Most importantly, he came home happy & healthy. Thanks to Natasha, her mom, & her sisters! Harry will be boarding with them again very soon.
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She was great. Treated my pup like one of the family.
We always have Natasha to look after our dogs. She is always reliable, has a great personality, and most important, our dogs are always really well looked after.
Natasha is a delightful and we were happy with the care of our dog.
Such a wonderful family! My dogs came home as happy as can be. Thanks Natasha for everything.
This is our first time that we left our dog Lexie with Natasha and we will be leaving our dog with her from now on. She is really friendly and sent us some updates and pictures of our dog. Thank you Natasha for taking such a good care of our Lexie!
Natasha and her family are wonderful! Rocky loved staying with them and from what I've heard he was very much loved. Thank you so much!
Natasha was very accommodating during Louie's stay. Her and her family were warm and inviting. She kept Louie engaged, happy and fed. More importantly, she kept Louie HEALTHY by giving him his insulin shots on time. She understood the severity of the situation and made sure to ask questions before she accepted the job. I trust her completely with Louie, now! Thank you from the bottom of my HEART!
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This was the first time we left our beloved Aubrey overnight and had absolute peace of mind. Previously we had used a doggy hotel and it was the most horrid experience. I had vowed that we were never going to leave her anywhere again. Unfortunately we all had to go out of state for my daughter's college graduation and by accident I found this site and Natasha.
Natasha was awesome, caring and made us feel completely at ease. She updated us on how Aubrey was doing.
We came back very late to pick Aubrey (Apologizes) and Natasha did not even bate an eyelid. Our Aubrey although happy to see us was not stressed at all. She acted like she owned Natasha's home and we were just visiting.
It has been several weeks since Aubrey vacation, no stress symptoms what so ever. We are so happy. Thanks to the whole Natasha Clan.
We are appreciative.
(I did not mention that we have a very anxious German sheppard/Rottweiler mix breed).
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Natasha took great care of Buddy, our labradoodle. He enjoyed playing with the other dogs and had a lot of attention from other family members. I would highly recommend Natasha to any pet owner.
5 Stars. Natasha was awesome. Our Pups were fixed a week before coming to stay and they needed a little bit more attention. Instead of shying away or charging more money, she graciously accepted the challenge. Happy to say our pups are healthy and happy. :) I would definitely have our pups stay with her again. Worth the drive!
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Natasha is very good with our two high strung dogs. They were comfortable with her which made our days away less worrisome and much more relaxing.
Natasha was great!!! I had plans to go to Chicago for my daughters law school graduation. The friend that had promised to watch my dogs backed out 4 days before I had to leave. Dogvacy was a blessing. Within hours I had secured Natasha to watch my 2 dogs. My older dog had some special needs and Natasha had no issues with her needs. I was completely satisfied with the whole experience and would not hesitate using her again the next time I have to go out of town. Thanks dogvacay!!!
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our fred is a handful and she is so great and so is her family
Natasha and her family took care of our 9-year old puppy for 2 weeks while we were on vacation. Judging from how happy he was when we picked him up, and that he seemed to actually miss Natasha and her family, we trust that she took very good care of him in our absence. We truly appreciated that and we will definitely use her again.
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Mu husband and I had a vacation planned, and didn't know what we were going to do with our 2 dogs. My dogs are literally my kids, and I have never left my boxer Sasha with anyone. I was a little scared to leave her and my shy rescued dog Murphy while on vacation. Fortunately for us and the dogs, Natasha was available, and she took such great care of my dogs and I think they had a great time with her and her family. She made them very comfortable while we were away. I would definitely leave my dogs with Natasha next time we leave town.
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Natasha is the best! We have 3 crazy dogs and were pretty nervous to be away from them for 6 days. But from the initial meeting (and we met with two other potential sitters previously), I could tell they were all comfortable with Natasha and her amazing family. Even when we dropped them off, they walked into her home like it was their own, and I was confident they were in good hands. Natasha sent pictures during our time away, and we loved seeing our boys so happy. I actually think they might be a little homesick for their home away from home! Truly pleased and will always go back to Natasha.
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Natasha is very friendly and welcoming as well as her family. She made my dog, Bongo, feel like she was at home. Bongo made herself very comfortable at their house during both weekends and seemed to enjoy it while she was there. Also, Bongo made a lot of friends there and got along well with Natasha's dog. I would highly recommend Natasha.
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This was my first experience using DogVacy and it definitely won't be my last. Natasha and her whole family were the most loving, caring and concerned dog sitters one could ever hope to have. Natasha kept me updated via text messages and even sent me pictures of my two pugs relaxing in her home. If she had any concerns about my 11-year-old pugs, she didn't hesitate to contact me with a question or to ask for advice. After reading all of the fantastic reviews about Natasha, I wasn't the least bit hesitant about leaving my pups with her and now that they have spent 7 days there, I would feel totally comfortable and happy to have her dog sit my fur babies anytime time. Natasha is simply in a word...WONDERFUL!!
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Natasha is very sweet and Gidget seemed none the worse for wear after her first time away from home. I would definitely use Natasha again.
We left our two dogs with Natasha for a few days. First time they have stayed with her and other dogs. The other dogs in her home were friendly and played with ours. She also has her home set up with separate 'play' areas which is great. She was walking the other dogs when we arrived. The day after we left, one of our dogs had a problem with his back leg, which she noticed immediately and contacted us about it, and let him rest privately from the other dogs. Which again proves how diligent she is towards the dogs and observant. We have used her at our apartment several times and now at her home. We KNOW that she is responsible and your pets will be taken care of.
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Natasha is a great host. I went to pick up my dog, Ernie from her house and she showed me that he had been snuggling with her sister in her room for most of the day. That made me smile because it is exactly what my dog loves to do! I didn't really tell her much about him but she obviously figured out his personality pretty quick and allowed him to be in an environment where he is most comfortable. Ernie will definitely be coming back here in the future!
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Amazing dog sitters ! Natasha and her family picked the girls up and dropped them off and petal and violet were so happy! I can tell that they are all truly loving and caring people and I would feel so comfortable leaving them with them again.
I was really nervous about leaving my dog with someone I did not know, but since we just moved the CA, there was not other option. I was going to board him at a kennel, but I was so stressed about thinking about my little dog whom is a lap dog and just loves to be with people, in a kennel... and I could not do it. So, I found Dogvacay and Natasha just happened to be pretty close to our house.

Natasha and her family were great with my little dog. He was happy and healthy when I picked him up. Natasha does seem a little on the shy side (as noted in another review), but she clearly likes animals and she has a gentle way about her. She kept my little dog with her little dog and there were a couple larger dogs there that were kept separate. The house was clean and her family was very friendly.

If we go out of town again and can't take Tobi with us, then I will use Natasha again.
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Like most dog owners, I consider my pet family, so it was important to me that I find someone who would take great care of my chihuahua - Pedro. I met with Natasha before hand, and could immediately tell she was an animal lover. My dog is very temperamental and quirky, but they got along great! Natasha kept me updated with messages and photos while I was away on business. I will definitely be using Natasha again in the very near future! Highly recommended!
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Ahhh great!! Natasha and her family are awesome!! Our dog was very happy with them and I think he miss them! Thank you Natasha!! :)
We had Laika stay with Natasha and she took such wonderful care of our dog. While we were away, Natasha sent us photos of Laika and that made us feel that Laika was being cared for by a very kind and warm young lady. We will definitely have Laika stay with Natasha again!!
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5 Stars. Quick response time. Warm and friendly people and home. Good atmosphere for dogs. After my 5 day stay I would highly recommend. Thanks Natasha!
Great experience!
Excellent dog-sitter! Came to my house and stayed with my dogs. Clearly loves dogs. Walked them frequently and reported back to me when contacted. The house was really tidy when we returned. The dogs were happy. Definitely recommended.
Natasha and her family was great, they seemed very attentive. And even with all the issues around my reservation she was able to help sort it out with me.
Once again Natasha was wonderful with my little Koko. She came back happy as can be. I can plan my vacations now without having to worry about my Koko anymore. I highly recommend this host!
This was the second time I used Natasha to watch my 1 1/2 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback. He was in the best hands. He came home happy and tired. I plan on using her every time I travel.
Natasha and her family are easy going and caring, just what our high strung dogs needed. We were nervous leaving them for the first time but she left us with a warm and comfortable feeling so we took the chance and we weren't wrong. She took good care of our dogs and her fees - beyond reasonable. Should we need to leave our babies again, we won't hesitate to leave them with Natasha.
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Natasha is a star! She gave my puppy love and care, just as though he was her own:) her rates are extremely reasonable and the care exceeds the price. She is very warm and a true pet lover. She also responds to messages very quickly which I appreciate:) I will definitely be reusing Natasha again:)
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When I met Natasha I got a very calm, caring feeling from her… In fact, I felt that way about her whole household. The house is big and so is the yard, so there is even plenty of room for your dog to be alone if that's what they need.
There were 2 dogs visiting when I went to visit and drop off my puppy, Indy, and there were 3 when I went to pick him up. I got pics of him while gone and one super cute one with him and 2 of the other dogs that were visiting. I left my 4 month old puppy with her and wasn't worried at all. In fact, I think it was great for socializing Indy to both other people and to other dogs. When I returned, my pup seemed like he was going to miss the place and was more mature than when I left!
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I wasn't sure how my 1 1/2 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback would be for 5 whole nights away from home (relatives usually stay with him at my place). Natasha was amazing with him. She sent me texts with pics to ease my mind, and I could tell he had a really good time and felt comfortable with her.

The house was large with a nice enclosed yard. I could tell Natasha is very knowledgeable and comfortable around dogs, which made me comfortable.

I will definitely be using her on all my future trips.
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Very nice family and Milo appeared to be well taken care of while he stayed here for 10 days. I would highly recommend this sitter.
Natasha was awesome! I needed a last minute overnight sitter for Winston and she really came through. He enjoyed his stay very much, and we'll definitely be letting him stay with her again!
So we were going on vacation to Yellowstone National Park for 11 days and had to find a dog sitter for our 2 small rescues who wouldn't be able to come along. Our dogs are our life, and the mere thought of them getting lost, injured, or killed while being watched by someone else has given me nightmares in the past.

We arranged for a meet and greet with Natasha due to her numerous and favorable reviews on this site. We tried to meet with other sitters before selecting, but couldn't make any work due to our hectic work schedules. So it was Natasha or no one. :) At the meet, I wasn't sure if Natasha was uncomfortable with us or was just very low-key. Perhaps she was put off by my 'nervous dad' chatter about my dogs' peculiarities. It was hard to tell, but she was polite nonetheless.

Everyone in the house seemed kind. The two young girls living there did give me pause, though. Were they mature and responsible enough to remember to keep the front door closed AT ALL TIMES? Would they pick up my squirming dogs with their awkward girl arms and drop them on accident? Would all the people in the house be too much for my heavily abused rescue who barks when people come into a room? All these questions were swirling around in my head, and I can't say I had any definitive answers when I left the meet-and-greet, which was my own fault for not demanding answers. It went just well enough, though, that I went ahead and booked the boarding.

We were to leave a few days later, and of course I had continuous nightmares in the interim about what might happen. Who, exactly, would be watching my dogs 24/7, given the number of people in the house. Was everyone as into dogs as Natasha? Again, my own damn fault. I could have picked up the phone and simply asked Natasha, but I didn't want to be overbearing or rude.

The day came to finally drop off my dogs, and I was a wreck. I handed them over with my care instructions and contact info neatly printed out. I also included information on my vet and which hotels and campsites we would be staying at on such-and-such days. Natasha briefly glanced at the instructions before putting them down, and I couldn't tell if she was annoyed or bemused at my anal retentiveness and overabundance of information. I kept waiting for Natasha to say something along the lines of, "Now don't worry, we'll keep your kids safe," since I was so obviously having a nervous breakdown, but no such assurances came. I suppose with her level of experience, in her mind it's a given that dogs in her care will be safe and it need not be said. We said our goodbyes and left for our trip.

We got a text message 7 days into our trip with a picture of one of my dogs lazily laying on the lap of one of the people who lives in the house, which was reassuring. It did make me wonder, though, if my other dog, not pictured, was okay. #ThatParent.

By the time we returned, all seemed well. My dogs were not lost, injured, or horribly killed while I was gone. (Cue the triumphant music and slow motion hugging.) Natasha's family seemed really sad to see our dogs leave, even though the heavily abused one had given them grief the first two days with all her barking at people who entered a room.

I can't tell if Natasha will have our dogs again (she's a hard read), but we would feel comfortable boarding them with her again in the future.

If the thought of your dogs dying a horrible death while in the care of strangers gives you as much anxiety as it gives me, my advice would be to just flat-out say so and pry assurances out of Natasha that they will be okay to make yourself feel better. :)
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Natasha was great! Clearly loves animals and is experienced handling them. She is sweet, and very accommodating and flexible! She agreed to board my not-quite-trained puppy, which I know is additional work! I will absolutely use her again to care for my dogs...great experience. Nutmeg will miss her and her family dearly!
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Natasha and her family were great. When I picked up my dogs (peanut and Winter) they were happy, healthy and very content in there surroundings. I highly recommend your DogVacay services to all who are looking through the lists of hosts. A great big "Thank you" to you and your family, Natasha. I give you a Definite 5 stars!!!!
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I find Natasha and her family awesome and reliable. Very friendly and they welcome Rosco with open arms. I highly recommend Natasha.
This is my second time using Natasha and her family! I am so thankful we found her. She is always professional and kind. She communicates timely and truly loves my dog! Thank you Natasha and family!
This was the first time I used Dogvacay.com and am stoked that I found this site! Even more stoked
I found Natasha!!! It was a super short trip but Koko came back to me super happy and didnt seem to have any issues (she's super sensitive, so I thought hehe). Anyway, I will most definitely try to board with Natasha again for my next vacay. I knew the moment I dropped her off that she was going to be in good hands. So happy I found Natasha and relieved that now I don't have to worry about where koko will stay when I am away! Thanks Natasha for taking good care of my Kokobear!
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Natasha and her family are awesome. They really took good care of Rosco, my mini-schnauzer.
I interviewed a few people who were all great; however, Natasha's enthusiasm for pets was evident. She is sincere with her compassion, and the worry of leaving your pet with a stranger dissipated upon speaking with her. Her family (sisters and mother) are also involved, and they too are quite sweet! I was impressed with her compassion and professionalism. My dog Roxy seemed very content upon pickup! Natasha always answered phone calls and texts. I plan on using Natasha and her family indefinitely.
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From the moment Natasha and her family laid their eyes on Pudding I knew my dog would be in good hands. They even took her to the beach to play! Everything went well and Pudding looked really happy when I went to pick her up. I definitely won't hesitate to come back again!
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Natasha and her family are AWESOME!!! They took great care of my boxer Bailey during my 2 week trip to the East Coast. Bailey came back calm and relaxed and was sad to see Natasha, her sister, mother, and their little dog leave---he clearly adored them. Natasha also provided pick-up and return delivery service at a reasonable rate which meant that it did not matter how far she lived from me. I have already talked to her about booking her again in the fall, and will contact Dog Vacay to do so as soon as my dates are set. It is without reservation that I highly recommend Natasha. Her infectious enthusiasm, when it comes to dogs, is contagious!
She is kind, caring and careful.
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Natasha and her family are the best. They gave Maya all the attention and love she normally gets at home. Maya had a great time with them, so much so I think she may not have wanted to come home. We will definitely be contracting Natasha's services in the future. THANK YOU Natasha!!
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Natasha was awesome! Very sweet caring person. Really lucky I found her
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