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Franny G.
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
28 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Franny's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Franny

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
JUST JULY!!! DURING THE MONTH OF JULY I WILL BE HOSTING AT MY DOG FRIENDLY HOME IN MADEIRA BEACH!!! LARGE FENCED GRAVEL DOG RUN WITH DOGGIE DOOR. (For those that are familiar with that) BIG BACKYARD WITH GRASS TO RUN & PLAY WITH NEW BUDDIES! A CUSTOM BUILT DOGGIE POOL & A BIG ROOMY HOUSE TO EASILY PLAY INDOORS AS WELL. BOOK NOW--I'LL ONLY BE THERE FOR JULY!!

*(Right in the heart of downtown St. Pete is a Dog Mecca!! Only 4 blocks to the promenade, parks, super dog park, and many dog friendly establishments!)*Will be reinstated Aug 1st......

I'm a professional dog trainer/college graduate in exotic animal training & management of most animal species. I interned at Sea World, San Diego, training rescued blind sea lion & seals; I worked at Magic Mountain, Valencia, providing educational shows throughout Calif & in the park. Raised & trained lion cubs, leopard cub, wolf pups; worked birds of prey, parrots, Alpacas/Llamas, & reptiles. I rescued iguanas for several years, volunteered at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Tarpon Springs (profile photo is with Ringtail Lemur), & several other animals. I have devoted my life to rescue, education & care of many different types of animals. Most any dog that I care for sleeps in my bed w/ me. We all sleep better that way...Excellent references.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
Franny G.
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
28 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 12, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Franny's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Daycare At Franny's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$40 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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28 Reviews
We were very happy with Franny and her attention to Chazz
Initially Franny kept my Kinley for 6 weeks while I attended military training. It was a last minute arrangement; our meet and greet was so reassuring and relaxed, I was comfortable leaving Kinley in her care. I have used her service twice now, but definitely will be using her again soon! She is an awesome sitter and I would highly recommend her to anyone!!

Thank you Franny!
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frannie was excellent as always!!!
Hugo the boston terrier is a bit eldery these days. That is why I retired him here down in St. Petersburg, so he can bask in the sun and play golf on Sundays. Typically when I travel, he goes into boarding. However, as stated, he is getting a bit elderly so we enlisted the help of Franny. She watched him for ten whole days, he told me they walked a lot and he got lots of cuddling time and he now I fear he may leave me for her. Joking aside, Hugo was happy and healthy and well taken care of. We would highly recommend Franny. :)
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Experienced dog caregiver and my baby loves her Franny G!
Baxter's stay with Franny was wonderful. Baxter is only just 6 months old and this was his first sleep-over away from Mommy and Daddy. Right from the Meet & Greet my husband and I were pleased with Franny's warmth and knowledge of dogs. We noted that her place was clean and puppy friendly and safe. Franny was very understanding of our needs and patient with our questions. She had 3 other dogs staying with Baxter the night of his sleep-over, and we felt confident that Franny would keep Baxter happy and safe. He had a ball. He even got to sleep in bed with Franny and the others. We will definitely be using Franny in the future.
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Lucy enjoyed her stay. She ran right in when we dropped her off. Franny is a real dog person and made sure we knew how the stay went. We will absolutely have Lucy stay with Franny again!
5 stars all the way! I have a really hard time leaving my little dog when my husband and I go away for the weekends... I couldn't bare the thought of her sleeping in a cage or being bullied around by other dogs in those overcrowded boarding facilities... My dog is very attached to me and leaving her is just awful...Franny is such a better alternative to leaving your pup in a kennel for a weekend! She treats your pets like her own children....She sends you pictures and videos so you can have peace of mind knowing your fur child is happy and safe. It is much easier to enjoy your getaway when your pup is enjoying theirs! My little Bug has a lot of anxiety in unfamiliar environments...she doesn't leave my lap when we go to a stranger's house...she doesn't eat her meals, or play when we have left her with family in the past...Not the case at Fran's house! Fran knew what to do to make her feel comfortable. Fran's apartment is beautiful and in a safe location. She is very clean! You would never know she has dogs! Bug moved right in and even slept right in bed with Franny. Bug is weird about her grass, so her potty schedule is difficult at another person's house, Fran is so good about walking her dogs all the time... Bug never used to get terribly excited about her leash but now she goes craZy! Probably thinks we are going back to Fran's :) and we will be! Thanks Fran!!
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Frannie is amazing, as always she did a more than exception job taking care of Bruiser and our new addition, Babi (9month Golden). She enabled us to have a wonderful time away without any worries :-) I highly recommend her.
Franny is amazing! I recommend her to all doggy parents. We left our "daugger" Dewie, with Franny for a week. After meeting Franny before we left, I felt completely comfortable with her taking care of Dewie. My mind was put to ease knowing Dewie was in wonderful hands of an experienced dog lover who treats them as her own. I received pictures, videos, and texts from Franny throughout the week, which made me worry free! I honestly think Dewie loved staying with Franny and the other dogs she got to meet and play with. The pictures and videos say it all! Thank you so much Franny! I appreciate your wonderful care and peace of mind you provided Dewie and us.
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Winter & Storm settled right in with Franny, just like they were at home. Usually they're a little nervous and stay close to me, but they acted like they had known Franny forever. They were happy to see me when I picked them up, but still appeared very comfortable with Franny. I would definitely recommend her to others.
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Franny is wonderful! Genuinely cared for our Frankie like he was her own. Warm, friendly and extremely trustworthy. Frankie cant wait to visit mama franny again to play!
I have a very persnickety 14 year old Shiba Inu. I was nervous about using dogvacay because she does not care for other dogs. She will tolerate other dogs as long as they understand she likes to be left alone.
The reason I decided to use dogvacay was because of Franny's experience with animals. If she can handle large cats, she can handle a Shiba Inu.
She does a great job of socializing the animals and making sure everyone gets along. She has a wonderful home and is very attentive to all the dogs.
During the last stay, she sent me a picture of my Shiba laying next to another dog. It was adorable and reassuring. When I picked her up, she was actually running around with her new friend!
Franny is fantastic!
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Franny was wonderful with my Allie. I would highly recommend her to any dog parents and already have! I will definitely use her services again. Fran E.
Thanks again Franny for watching our boy Murphy- we really appreciate how you treat him like your own! He's already looking forward to our next trip so he can come back to stay with you!
Franny is EXCELLENT !!!!! She took great care to make sure Bruiser was at ease and comfortable in her home. She was flexible and made me feel very relaxed taking my vacation - knowing Bruiser was having a vacation of his own!
Once again, Fran goes over and above our expectations- Murphy simply loves Mama Fran. She takes him to dog friendly places and even teaches him new tricks!
This was Molly's first time away from us. Fran was terrific. She put me right at ease when I dropped Molly off. When I picked Molly up Fran gave me a short report and Molly although she was happy to see me seemed content to be there playing with the other dogs. A great experience. I definitely will use Fran again.
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Fran took wonderful care of our dear dog, Boo Boo! She took him on daily outings and treated him with lots of love. He was safe and sound in her lovely home. We will most definitely leave him with her again on our next trip.
Mabel came home happy and relaxed from her week with Franny. She had a chance to actually become socialized with other dogs, which was a first for her. Franny sent us photos and a video of Mabel and we could see that she was doing just fine. We could just relax and enjoy our vacation knowing that our little girl was in good hands and was being well-cared for.
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I was very hesitant to leave an Alpha female Jack Russell in an open envirment where she could play all her tricks. Franny was so good with her, she behaved much better for her than when she is at home. I could not ask for more honest caring and love given to my Maya. Leave your dog with Franny and leave your worries behind and enjoy your trip away from home!
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Thanks again Fran for taking such great care of Murphy for 5 nights this past week. We are totally relaxed going out of town knowing he is in your care. We really appreciate you! Sarah & Dave Wallace
We were so excited to find an alternative to a dog kennel as we had never left Stormy before. She has a lot of separation anxiety and we were really worried to leave her. Fran was exceptional with Stormy and treated her like a princess. I think she barely missed us as she had such a good time with Fran. What a wonderful person and dog lover she is. We felt totally comfortable with her and will definitely leave Stormy with her again.
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Murphy just adores Fran and had another great stay with her this week! He's already looking forward to staying next month when we go out of town. Fran is "da bomb"! :) Thanks again Fran!
Franny is TERRIFIC! She really knows how to 'read' dogs. From the moment we entered her house during the Meet n Greet to the time we waved good bye after our dog's first weekend stay, we felt 100% comfortable that Holly was in good hands.

Each time we arrived at Franny's house, she put the other dogs who were staying there (2-3) in other rooms. Once Holly had a chance to get inside and check out the surroundings, Franny brought each other dog out, one by one, to say "Hi" and get acquainted. It made us feel super comfortable that Franny wanted all the dogs in her stay to be at ease and make friends.

Also, when we left with Holly after the weekend, she didn't dash to the front door or bark/cry to leave - a GREAT sign.

We will definitely be looking up Franny for our next trip. We hope she had a good a time as Holly seemed to :D
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My boys loved staying with Fran. I felt confident leaving them with her for the week. She was gracious enough to send a text with pictures to reassure me that they were ok... I will be using Fran in the future if we need to go away.
I was thrilled to find someone with a similar environment for my boys to stay in while we were on our own vacation... She sent me text and photo updates while they stayed with her. I will be using Franny G. again!
Fran was AWESOME with our boy Murphy! She took him to a few dog friendly places in town, he had lots of playmates at her place and she even gave him a bath! She has an awesome pool that he could lounge in- because it's a walk in pool. What a great set up! Fran cares about animals as much as their owners do and it really shows! When Murphy came home he was a little depressed because he didn't get as much attention at home as he did w/Fran! We've already made another reservation for HIM to go on vacation and spend more time w/Fran. Thanks so much Fran for going over and above the call of duty! Now, we don't feel sad at all when we have to go out of town- we know that Murphy will have a blast with you!
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