Muggsy's Stay at Home Mom

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Crystal B.

12 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, German Shepherd Dog

Crystal's Townhome

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Children at home (Under 5 years old)
Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Crystal

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! Let me pamper your furry friend while you're away. I work from home (on a PT basis) and my schedule's pretty flexible so I'm set up pretty well to let pups out during the day and keep them company. Dogs are welcome on furniture and will have access to whatever floor I'm on. My house is a three story townhome. The main level is hardwood floors & tile and the pups can roam around freely. There is a baby gate blocking the stairs to the upper level and a closed door to the basement. Upstairs is hardwood and downstairs is carpet.

I was raised with all sorts of animals and have had dogs of my own since I was 8. I worked a lot with a Boston Terrier rescue group in Southern California where I fostered 10 -12 rescue dogs. I watched several dogs through DogVacay two years ago.

Unfortunately, I lost my best buddy last month (July) at the age of 16 years and miss having a furry friend around the house. So your dog will get lots of attention from me.

I have a 1 1/12 year old daughter who loves dogs and is pretty good around them. As Muggsy was 16 years old when he passed she knows not to bug dogs unless I tell her it's ok. She's not perfect of course but I haven't seen her go straight at a dog and try to hug him! But because she's so young and toddling around at a low height your dog must be good around kids.

I have a small back patio made of brick with gravel and wood chips around the parameter. It has a secure brick wall that is LOW on one side. So it is not a place where I can leave a dog by itself. But it's a nice little shaded area to go outside for a little while. I live in a quiet neighborhood with lots of green space and a rigidly enforced slow speed limit.

Your dog (s) will have lots of potty breaks during the day and short walks depending on the weather. Because I have to work a bit, care for Little Miss after 5 and take care of personal things I'm not really set up to take dogs on long walks nor do really active dogs appeal to me. I guess I'm seeking cuddly little things or "gentle giants". I'm happy to give your dog 2-3 meals per day, medication and toss around a ball for little pups. Seniors are fine. I might be able to handle puppies. I'm only taking one dog at a time right now but will definitely consider siblings (small). Must meet first and no barkers.

I can probably pick up/drop off your pup in the local area. Please ask any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Pictures are of my last condo but they show some of the pups I took care of 2 summers ago and Muggsy Bogues. I'll get some current ones up as soon as I can.
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Crystal B.

12 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Crystal's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Crystal's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
12 Reviews
She was great! My dog was instantly comfortable in her presence and appeared very well taken care of. I'd highly recommend her this anyone.
Crystal took great care of our lab. We certainly recommend her!
Crystal was able to watch our dogs somewhat last minute on a Saturday evening while we hosted a party at our home. Another great way to use Dogvacay! :)
Crstal was just great. She communicated often and always responded quickly. She had a lot of patience with my difficult dog and didn't get frustrated after I left her with little information or instructions that would have been helpful in caring for our dog. She goes out of her way to be a great pet sitter!
Crystal is just wonderful! I would recommend her to anyone. My Monte doe not like other dogs, so she will take one per night. He stayed with her for 2 weeks and I was so pleased how caring and concerned about Monte she is. I will use her any time I can. She is perfect for Monte..
Crystal was great with Andrew and was able to extend our original booking for additional days. Andrew was very happy at her house and they bonded quickly. We'll book again!
Crystal took great care of Lily and kept me up to date on their time together. Lily made new friend.
Crystal was simply wonderful - friendly, responsive and very accommodating! She gave a great love and care to our dog, Sniffy. We could tell - she and Sniffy liked each other very much :-) We also got periodic updates on how Sniffy was doing. We will definitely check her availability again next time and highly recommend her for your dog hosting needs.
Mindy had a brief weekend stay and Crystal took great care of her. Mindy got her exercise and stayed comfortable throughout the visit. Crystal is committed to taking good care of dogs and had good questions for me when I dropped off Mindy to ensure that she was well taken care of.
At our meetup, my senior dog was immediately curious and comfortable with Crystal, not nervous and scared as in other meetups. Crystal has a senior dog herself, so has experience with the needs of senior dogs. She asked pertinent questions concerning the care of my dog and my dog's habits so I knew my dog would be in capable hands. Also, Crystal's calm nature gave my senior dog the companionship, patience, and kindness I was looking for in a dog sitter.
Leo had a great vacation with Crystal, who looked after him very well, and even cuddled him through a noisy thunderstorm. Leo is an older dog and got on well with Crystal's dog Muggsy who is roughly the same age. We were kept up to date with texts and pictures at regular intervals and would recommend Crystal to anyone considering vacationing their dog with her.
Because of her experience with rescue dogs, Crystal managed the pet introductions extremely well. She is a delight to work with, kept us informed about our dog's activities with pictures and texts, and we look forward to working with her in the near future.
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