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Monika B.

39 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Monika's Resident Pets

Blue Heeler
5 yr 4 mo old
4 yr 4 mo old
Border Collie
3 yr 8 mo old

Monika's House

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

About Monika

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We treat our pups like family and love each one beyond measure. I am an avid runner and hiker and take them out at least three to four times a day, walking, hiking or running. We spend lots of time with them, taking them on vacation with us and ensuring each one is loved and taken care of in every way possible. We guarantee we will take care of your pups in the same way and they will come back to you feeling loved and tired!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Monika B.

39 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 13, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Facebook Connected
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Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Monika's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Monika's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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39 Reviews
This was my first time leaving my 1yr old puppy overnight anywhere and Monika was the perfect host! She made me feel comfortable from the minute I met her and I knew Reese was in good hands. Monika has 3 dogs of her own so Reese had plenty of play buddies and when I picked him up at the end of the weekend he was exhausted! :) She sent me pics and a video with updates which also put my mind at ease. I will definitely be using her again in the future and I can recommend her enough!
Monika and Marcel seem like wonderful people. They took my dog on very short notice, and over Thanksgiving too. The living situation seemed ideal - they have a designated doggy room downstairs where the dogs get to hang out together and sleep on comfy couches, it looked really nice. Monika sent me regular updates with a few pics of my dog. I felt safe and comfortable with her and Marcel looking after my pup. Very reasonably priced too.
She treated our afraid-of-everything rescue Shelty as though he were one of their own dogs. She took him for walks, and cuddled with him in the evenings. Soon, he was sleeping on their laps.
Monika is an awesome pet sitter; she made me feel so comfortable right at the start. We did a meet and greet and I knew immediately that she was the right person to watch over my Daisy. She is obviously a dog lover and very knowledgeable about handling all different kinds of dogs. I went on my trip not at all worried about how Daisy would do and she even sent me pictures and updates. I plan on calling Monika every time I need someone to watch Daisy and I will mention her to my friends as well. Thanks Monika!!
Monika and her husband were great! They had three adorable pups and were able to keep my furball feeling loved and comfortable. I'll definitely be using them again!
Super warm/friendly people. Very accommodating. With regard to his stay, our dog Kai was satisfied & rested.
Love Monika she was great with our dogs one is a puppy the other 8 years old. she took great care of both of them. We will use her again when we are out of town.
Monika and Marcel have watched my dogs twice and both times were incredibly flexible, responsive to my questions, and sent me updates while I was gone. The dogs fell asleep on the drive home so I know they had a good time playing and hanging out. I love that they are in a home, being cared for by people who love dogs while I'm away. It let's me enjoy my time stressfree!
Monika was great. She took great care of Decker, and I could tell he had a lot of fun there based on how tired he was when I picked him up!
My two granddogs, Piper and Rufus, seemed very comfortable with Monika and they went on a good long walk with her. They seemed to be in great shape when I picked them up after their four hour visit, and I think they enjoyed their little getaway.
Monika was awesome in caring for our two pups (one very young pup, one very old) while we were away for 9 days. She even gave our "old lady" special treatment that she doesn't get at home. Hers is a very loving home.

Monika was super flexible to work with on drop off and pick up (our flight was way late getting back, so we had to leave our pups for an extra overnight, and she just made it work).

Communication was excellent, even though we were mostly off the grid and only reachable evenings.

This was our first experience with a non-family pet sitter, and it worked out really well. We'll certainly call on Monika again.
Monika took great care of our pets, which includes a dog and 3 cats. She took great effort to get the cats in at night and to communicate with us as to how things were going. I highly recommend Monika !
Monika and her husband are the best. Hailey was so comfortable before I even left their house when I dropped her off. She fell asleep in the car in the way home bc she had so much fun!!!! I have already recommended them to everyone I know!!
Monika and Marcel took incredible care of our puppy Nibbers. She gave us updates and photos daily. We had a happy and tired pup when we picked her up, and will definitely use her again. Thanks!
Very dog friendly home and the hosts went out of the way to accommodate our schedule. Our two dogs arrived home tired--which meant they had a good time while staying with Monika. We'll use her again.
Monika was great! Very flexible with last minute schedule changes. She was so welcoming and my puppies were happy the instant they met. I was so comfortable leaving my babies with her. I know they had great attention, exercise and fun! Monika kept me informed of their activities and well being. My puppies will be back! Great to have a home away from home for my pups! Thank you!
Perfect in every way. Highly recommended!
Monika took in both my a dog and my roommates dog fairly last minute and she was wonderful! Both dogs had such a great time and had so much fun playing with Monika's dogs! She is truly excellent! We are super grateful!
Monika is very knowledgeable about dog behavior and personalities. We felt very comfortable leaving our dogs, including one with a very shy, skittish personality, in her care. She truly loves dogs
and does a lot of admirable work with rescue organizations. All communications were very clear and timely.
Well just picked up Bindi after another stay with Mo and Marcel. I've lost track of how many times Bindi has "vacationed" with Monika and her family, but every time is worry free and fantastic!! Bindi is always more excited to see Mo when I drop her off than she is to see me when I pick her up!!! Always lots of love and exercise, and Monika is extremely flexible when I need to juggle pick up or drop off times! I drive about 35 miles one way to leave Bindi with this loving family, so it's obvious that I think it's worth while!! Thanks again Monika, and Bindi and I will see you soon!!
We went away for roughly 3 weeks traveling to Europe. We were nervous leaving our pups behind. I had never used DogVacay but liked the concept much better than a boarding facility and decided to give it a try. We are so thankful we did! Monika could not have been a better care giver to our 2 Goldens. One unfortunately had gotten a bit sick while we were away, no fault of Monika's. She took him to our vet right away, followed their prescribed care and within no time he was feeling like his usual self. Our dogs came home happy and healthy. We so appreciate Monika's above and beyond care-highly recommend!!!
Another wonderful stay for Bindi with Monika and Marcel. This was her 3rd visit and we will be back again and again:). Bindi is always so excited to see Mo and she comes home happy and loved:)!! Monika is wonderful and always offers flexibility in drop off and pick, both in time and location!! Thanks again guys for a great experience !!
Max seems to have had a great time at Monika's with the new friends he made. I really appreciate Monika keeping up with his meds being so flexible about drop off and pick up. We all look forward to visiting again!
Wow!!! Love, love, love, having my girl, Bindi hosted by Monika! This is our 2nd stay and will definitely be back! Monika sends photos and updates during the stay and that is such a comfort during travel. Bindi comes home happy and exhausted from her runs and hiking trips during her vacay stay with Monika:) This time, when I dropped Bindi off she about wagged her tail off...she was so excited to see Monika again! No separation anxiety at all, hah! And Bindi and Monika's dog, Mojo, are best of friends!! Thanks again guys for a great experience for me and most importantly, Bindi!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Monika B and her pups. My 2 1/2 year old yellow lab, Bindi, recently stayed with Monika and had a blast! I could tell when I picked her up that she was well loved and exercised:) Monika sent me several updates and pictures during Bindi's 6 day stay and that was greatly appreciated. This was my first Dog Vacay experience and I was very nervous to trust my pup to a "new home" From the meet and greet on, it felt like a great fit. Bindi had a blast playing with Mojo and Finn, the resident canines in Monika's dog friendly home! We will definitely seek to use her services again, and have already discussed future dates!! Thanks again and cannot recommend Monika and family highly enough!! 10 stars!
Monika and Marcel were wonderful doggie parents to our Annie while we were traveling. It was the longest we've had to leave Annie and we were very nervous (Annie gets anxious in traditional boarding environments.) She did very well with Monika & Marcel...and, in fact, enjoyed snuggles on the couch with them! We laughed when we received this pic in our email! It was nice to receive email updates from them every few days while we were traveling. (This was over xmas -- and Annie even returned home with a holiday bag of her own xmas presents! Very thoughtful!) Thank you, Monika and Marcel, for providing such a loving 'home away from home' to our Annie.
Since this was our 4th DogVacay with Mo and Marcel I think that alone speaks volumes. Henry is a happy fella during his time with them.
Monika was great She kept in touch and let me know how chaya was doing. She was also flexible in dropoff / pickup options. Chaya came back very happy and ready for a nap. I will definitely work with her again.
It's always a worry leaving a dog boarding when you travel. Over Thanksgiving we had no such worries. Monika kept in touch to let us know how Gertie was doing and we returned to a happy dog. Thank you Monika for looking after Gertie so well.
GREAT MOM!!! She took care of our little pup and we were so happy. We received updates on how she was doing all the time while we were away. Will absolutely work with Monika again!!
Ramona had a fantastic time with Monika! We received daily updates and photos of our little pup. She got along very well with Monika's other dogs. I was happy to hear how well she did on runs with Monika, too. Both Ramona and I are very happy! Thank you Monika!
Our second dog vacay with Monika! Traveled overseas without any worries; I knew Mo and Marcel would give him plenty of love, exercise and playtime.
Monika and Marcel were excellent hosts! They sent lots of photos and took our pups on frequent walks and trips to the dog park. They treated my dogs like they were a part of their family, which is such a comfort to me when I'm out of town. I highly recommend them!
Monika was the perfect fit for our Monk! We had never left our 9 month old baby before, but Monk loved it at Monika's--playing with her dogs, going on lots of walks, and getting pampered! We appreciated the texts and picture updates! Knowing Monk was being so well taken care of while we were away for a week, enabled us to enjoy our vacation and not worry. We will definitely use Monika in the future and highly recommend her!
Monika was very professional, understanding, and flexible with her time.She also made sure to send us lots of updates!

We were nervous about leaving our timid dog with a stranger, but Monika was great with her! Our Ginger had a great time with her 3 dogs! The next time we visit Colorado, we will definitely be hiring Monika and Marcel again!
Monika was friendly and obviously really loves dogs. She kept in good communication with text updates while we were away, and when I returned the house was clean and in order, and the animals seemed happy. I would definitely hire Monika again.
Monika was a terrific host. She was extremly accomodating, very flexible, caring and wonderful to deal with. We would definetly use Monika again!
Monika and Marcel are great! My dog received the absolute best care and attention during his stay. He loved playing with other dogs all week, running in their spacious back yard, and cuddling up on the couch with his temporary family. Monika and Marcel kept me updated with texts and photos of my very happy dog. Knowing my beloved pet is in the home of two very attentive dog lovers is so much better than the alternative of a cold, stinky kennel. We will definitely return! Thank you so much!
Monika and Marcel were wonderful. Henry, our 2 year old boxer, took to them instantly and we felt very secure knowing he was going to be taken on many walks/runs and have plenty of romping time with new human and animal friends.Thanks to both of them!
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