Ms. Penny's (The Potty Trainer)
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Penny M.
Pflugerville, TX 78660
6 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Penny's Resident Pets

Bennett
Terrier/possible Pointer
Male
5 years old
Bella
Siberian Husky
Female
2 year old

Penny's House

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Outdoor area

About Penny

We watch small and medium dogs of all ages and keep them busy playing and having so much fun that they will not miss their parents! If they have separation anxiety or are timid about staying away from their parents, we will be sensitive to that and make sure they feel safe by letting them stay by our side as we move about doing things. I have experience training several puppies so I also take those that aren't trained completely. Although, we watch plenty of doggies without health issues or special needs, we also specialize in care for doggies with special needs and/or seniors with aging issues such as sight, hearing, daily medication or incontinence.
I don't charge extra to administer meds unless it's an injection.
Daycare is $25 for already trained or without special needs and $45 for those that need training or have special needs.
Overnight is $35 for doggies without special needs and $65 for those that need training, have incontinence or other special needs.
For puppies, I will work with them to help potty train them and I will also work with them on not chewing things by removing them from the no-no item they are trying to chew on and replacing it with a toy they are allowed to chew on. They will have lots of play time with our 2 doggies and other guest dogs and stay active while they are here. All dogs will be kept inside except for play times outside. They will NOT be kept outside for their visits. Dogs are allowed on our furniture to sit with us or just laze around, unless you specify otherwise. They all sleep in our room with us at night so they aren't lonely or nervous. It is not uncommon for guest dogs to be nervous the first night and if they get up, I will get up with them, or talk to them and love on them and put them back to bed. Whatever it takes to make them feel safe and secure! Dogs are not generally crated during their stay with us but, if they are super active then we will crate them for a short nap after they eat. This prevents bloat and other digestive issues. You can read about bloat at the ASPCA website.
They usually just fall right to sleep and are glad for the time alone since it's very active at our house. Some dogs will never be crated because they have a fear of a crate or a special need. If you prefer your dog not be crated please don't hestitate to discuss any crating issues your pet may have so we can try to accommodate your specific needs and desires.
We try to have a good balance of play time outside followed by some resting inside on the couch or floor and then we repeat! (If weather permits of course, if its real hot or rainy then we all play inside unless they have to potty). We generally keep a maximum of 3 guests so we can give quality care to each one. I hope we have well described a stay at our house and this gives you an idea of what your doggie will be doing while you're away.
We look forward to watching your babies!
-Ms. Penny
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Penny M.
Pflugerville, TX 78660
6 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 8, 2015

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Penny's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Penny's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
6 Reviews
Penny was wonderful with our dog, Charlie, while we were out of town for Thanksgiving! She sent us several photos of Charlie having fun with her other dogs and getting lots of TLC. When we picked him up he was happy and tired - a perfect combination! Thank you, Penny!
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Very friendly and caring and experienced. Feel very comfortable about leaving our dogs with her.
Our Bella is a special needs puppy and Penny was amazing with her. She was loving, patient, asked questions and over all made us feel so comfortable leaving Bella at her home that we wondered if Bella would even want to come back home :) . Penny updated us daily with text and pictures.
We certainly will be using Penny again to care for our little one, while we are away.

Side Note: Penny's family dogs Bennett & Bella(big) were terrific with my little Bella(miniature Chihuahua). Bennett & Bella were very gentle with her,Penny had taught them a few keys words so they knew on command when to back off and give a new kid on the block some space.
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Harvey had a great time with Penny and her pups! He came back tired and happy :) All I could ask for. He was well taken care of and treated as part of the family while he was there. Thanks Penny and the gang for hanging out with Harvey all weekend!
Penny was wonderful. I was able to book with her on very short notice and she even arranged a meet and greet on the same day I contacted her. She kept me updated with photos and text the entire time I was away. I was very pleased with the loving care she gave my dog Zoe and would recommend her to anyone.
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Penny was amazing. Not only is she thorough with meet and greets and when taking dogs in, she is incredibly loveable and attentive to each guest dog's needs. Our little Cheyenne bee-lined for Penny's front door when we took her and her brother to stay for a few days. And that was just after the meet n' greet! Our pups were super happy to stay with her and had a ball playing with the resident canines in the house.
Penny really put us at ease before we left and while we were away. We received thorough updates and never felt that we had to worry about our dogs missing us or whether they were being properly cared for. Penny was PAWSOME!
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