While you're away, let your dog have some supervised fun, staying with an experienced, dog-loving family on a 75- acre certified organic farm near beautiful Middleburg, VA.
This former dairy farm, turned beef and horse farm, has been in the family since the late 1780's, and is a doggy paradise! We have several safe fenced in areas, a pool that the dogs can enjoy in season, and miles of happy healthy leashed walks across hay fields and dirt roads, just west of the Bull Run Mountain. Walks can be included but most of the dogs enjoy playing in our large fenced in yard.
We have been puppy and dog-sitting for friends and neighbors for years, and have been working with Dogvacay for four years. We have really enjoyed welcoming dogs into our family, and have many repeat visitors. We look forward to making you and your dog happy! We will consider special pricing for multiple dogs.
We are very experienced dog owners, having owned many breeds and best friends over our lifetimes. Currently the old farm house is home to four dogs, including a service dog from Canine Companions for Independence, who knows over 50 commands, from turn off the lights to open the door.
Dad has trained several border collies to be working cow dogs, though they now hang out waiting for him to get home from selling John Deere tractors.
Mom and the girls have been very active in a local dog 4-H club, training in agility, rally and obedience, as well as participating in CCI service dog training classes.
Mostly, we have fun and love our dogs, but we are experienced and educated enough to make sure everyone behaves and is safe. We are very sensitive to your dog's unique needs, and will make sure the experience is right for him/her. Some of our guests bring their own crates and/or beds, if that's where they like to sleep. We also let dogs sleep in our bed with us, if thats what they are used to! We follow your rules when it comes to getting on beds or sofas, but we do have dog friendly couches in the family room so we can snuggle and watch TV together.
Mom works from home, so the dogs are well-supervised, though if your dog likes to ride in the car, they can go along to do errands.
High-schooler Christina tends to be the primary "dog-sitter" when she is home from school, throwing the ball, taking the walk, or snuggling on the couch.
Daughter Caroline, who has Cerebral Palsy and uses a power chair is a huge dog fan, and has recently started a small business selling dog collars from Kenya, as well as her own art work (she attends the Art Institute, studying graphic and web design). Her business is called Labradorable Designs, in tribute to her first CCI service dog, Sajen, and her new best friend, Shelly.
Please set up a "meet and greet", so we can show you and your dog(s) around!
Middleburg is easy to reach from Northern Virginia: about 30 minutes west of Dulles Airport on Route 50; about one hour from DC.
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We now offer full-service grooming through The Studio Grooming Salon of Middleburg . Ask to have your dog clean and fluffy before you pick him up, and we will take them to The Studio for professional bathing and grooming, and you pay them directly.
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