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Iris F.

21 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • 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
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Iris's Resident Pets

Belle
Labrador Retriever
Female
14 yr 7 mo old
Tom
Other
Male
5 yr 11 mo old
Whitey
Other
Male
5 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Iris's House

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

About Iris

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been a foster mom for the over 20 years from goldens to labs to mix breeds and to spoiled dogs including my own. I have a smoke free, and child free home that some dogs prefer and enjoy. Dogs understand me and know that I love them all big or small. Walking is not exercise to me, its getting together with my animals. I have a bike trail directly behind my home that I walk with all my dogs (if able to). I also have the greatest neighbors in the world that have installed a pet door for there dog to visit all my previous fosters and any dog/s that I would be boarding. Currently working only Tuesday-Thursday semi retired. The next door neighbor has a shih Tzu (poo) who is at my home sometimes more than her own. Peggy is my next door neighbor that comes over daily and lets out the dogs at noon so even if I am at work they are taken care of and not left alone for extended hours.

I adopted my yellow lab from what was once a puppy mill. She sat in a crate for 8 years and never had puppies!! She is now 14 so she is a little slow on are daily walks but I am in no hurry because her time is coming for the rainbow bridge. I have also inherited 2 alley cats that followed me home from the bike trail and have chosen not to leave. They have been thru 7-8 foster dogs and at least 15-20 dog sitting jobs that I have received through this website. Sometimes they are a little leary of the new dogs in the home but I have a pet door from my home to the garage for them to escape through if they get uncomfortable with the new dogs.

I may not have a large home but my yard makes up for it as you can see from the pictures. If your dog (male/female) is not nutered or spayed I will refuse them upon arrival, it is very hard for me to control those type of dogs. I hope this gives you a little information about me and my animal family and if you chose to board your dog/s with me I hope and expect them to enjoy themselves. Hope to hear from you soon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Iris F.

21 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Disaster Relief
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Iris's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
21 Reviews
Iris is a real dog lover. Barnaby was treated very well. We'll certainly use Iris again.
Iris was great and I felt at ease leaving my dog with her. She sent pictures to let me know everything was well. He was spoiled with long walks everyday and also with a big yard to run around in. I'm still not quite sure he wanted to come home! Will definitely use Iris again and would highly recommend her to others.
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My two dogs loved their visit. Great fenced back yard for daytime fun and exhausted sleep at night. Perfect dog day!
Charlie's stay with Iris was wonderful. She greated him with an open house and made sure he felt comfortable with the others that she was watching. Throughout the weekend she provided text message updates with photos and never once did I worry about his well being. I would highly recommend Iris and plan on using her in the near future again.
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Iris and I had to work through some issues caused by shortcomings by Dogvacay's screening process. Iris was more than helpful, and because of her strong support and dedication Bear didn't go without. Although Dogvacay left much to be desired in terms of its support, Iris stepped up and bailed them out.
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Annabelle seemed very happy with Iris and did very well staying for several days. Iris even went out of her way to obtain the same additional dog food for Annabelle when another dog got into hers!
We left our two dogs with Iris and we couldn't have been happier with the way she took care of them from feeding them to taking them on their daily walks she was just great. She also kept us updated about how our dogs were doing through out our trip. I highly recommend her and we will be using her again for future doggies vacations.
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What a wonderful experience! Never had to worry about a thing, and foose had an awesome time! Will definitely use Iris again! Thanks!!
The dogs had a great stay! They were very happy! Iris took them for walks and cared for them as if they were her own pups, couldn't ask for better. Thanks Iris!!
It was great! The dogs were happy and excited to be there. Iris made us feel very comfortable and it was a great experience. Thank you!!
I was so happy to find Iris and have her take care of my dog while we were away. I felt comfortable leaving my dog with her and she put me at ease. Penny had a great time and didn't seem to happy to see me when we got home!! Thanks so much!
The dogs LOVED Iris and their stay. Her dog and cats, who are also part of the package;) , also became beloved friends.

Upon departure, my dogs weren't sure they wanted to come home!

I will definitely use Iris again and will have to book her early as she is booking up quickly and well-in-advance!

Thanks for taking such great care of our furry kids, Iris!
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Again a great job !
Iris is a friendly and caring provider. She met with us beforehand and answered all our questions. She did a great job taking care of our dog, Jake, while we were gone. She kept us up to date with photos and short videos about how he was doing. We hope that she is available in the future when we need someone again.
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Iris watched our 11-month lab puppy for five days and we couldn't be happier with her care. Iris was very upfront about the care she would provide, including daily walks and behavior training; and was both willing and equip to handle the needs of a young, active pup.
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I have a Black Lab/Pitt Bull mix and most places will not even consider looking at her to stay in their home. Iris was up front about her concerns but was willing to give us a meet and greet. She put my fears to rest as I watched her handle my dog and how my dog interacted with the other dogs. I appreciated the fact that she walked Soxie twice daily and spent one-on-one time with her. Her daily pictures of Soxie that she sent me helped me to enjoy my vacation knowing that our pet was safe and happy! Iris is a true gem!
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Iris is great, from our meet and greet I felt at ease with her. She has a huge backyard that allows the fur babies room to roam. She even sent updates to us. We will definitely use her again
Iris is Fabulous, my Baby was very happy !!! Thank you Iris for caring and love my baby !!!
Iris was wonderful! She calmed all my fears and sent updates on our dogs often. They got along well with her dog and even her cats (to which I was surprised)! She spent a lot of time playing with them individually and taking them on walks, sometimes twice a day. She even started working on some of their manners! I would absolutely recommend Iris and will be using her again in the future.
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I can't thank Iris enough for taking care of our little pooch while we were away for the weekend. She had such a blast! The picture updates were very much appreciated! I recommend Iris to anyone who wants to know that their dog will be in great hands :)
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Iris is fantastic. Chloe had to have emergency surgery two days before Iris was to dogsit. She didn't blink at the added responsibility of giving her medication and doing her leg exercises. I am so impressed at the care she provided. Having her take care of Chloe as if she was her own put my mind at ease while we were on our Christmas vacation. She is an angel. There should not be a second thought as to whether she is the best choice she is the only choice for our family!
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