Murphy's Paradise on Johns Island

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Yvette D.

36 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Yvette's Resident Pets

Catahoula Leopard Dog
2 yr 11 mo old
16 yr 1 mo old
13 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Yvette's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Yvette

37 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**NEW Stays Require a Meet N Greet First** 24/7 Care Pickup/Drop off Times -7am-7pm
Weekends/Holidays- 9am-7pm. Family environment, personal attention.
New Fence 5' Tall, Locked & Supervised w/almost 12,000 SF of running room! Murphy is loving showing his "friends" his new expanded yard! It's his "own" doggy park in his backyard!!

Why a Meet N Greet? A Meet N Greet simply lets us "assess" that Your Pup is a good Fit for Our "Pack". Most take no longer than 15-30 minutes.

My "passion for pups" is now my profession. Home day & night to give the pups in our care extra attention. We limit to 4 guests/day-with "our pack". This showers everyone with the attention they need. We saw a need for more personal attention for both pups & humans. Thank you Charleston for a wonderful 1st year! Minutes from Savannah Hwy (17), downtown Charleston & neighboring Kiawah & Seabrook Islands.
Murphy says, "Come to my Paradise for a stay, you will be having as much fun as your parents!!"

My Goal is to improve life for you & your pup. We give that "home away from home" family feeling. If you require some care I haven't listed, please feel free to ask. I always do my best to accommodate your requests.

~7am-7pm Weekdays. 9am-7pm Weekends/Holidays- We keep them entertained, exercised & best of all cuddles! Need more time? Book for Boarding!

Murphy's Paradise is unlike any other dog vacay!
Our highlights are:
We took the Off-Leash Play Safety Pledge, created by the Dog Gurus. We have a large fenced backyard. (Getting larger soon)
Convenient to Kiawah & Seabrook Islands. Savannah Hwy 17 close by. Downtown Charleston less than 15 mins away. Your pups "home away from home!"

I grew up with dogs my entire life. My mom showed Afghan Hounds & we often had "boarding" pups while I was growing up. There's never been a day without "pups" in my life. What makes us different?
-Knowing Dog Behavior/Dog Body Language
-Close Supervision at All Times
-Easing Separation Anxiety
-Family Atmosphere
-Dog Training using Positive Behavior Modification techniques

We really want your pups to feel as if, they are in their "home away from home". Wild peacocks visit from time-to time outside our front yard. Pups love to watch from our very secure front door.
We live mins from the James Island County Park with trails to walk. Johns Island is beautiful & thankfully rural, the way we like it.

~~A little about our "Pack"......
Murphy loves all dogs as he has been socialized since he was a puppy. Honey is one of our older pups. She is "sometimes" fearful of larger dogs, so we assess LARGE pups first to see if Honey will be ok. ** Ask for a Meet and Greet** Perrito is also one of our senior pups & is a happy guy, who doesn't like photos. He seems to have the attitude, that guests don't infringe on his meal times, so he is great with having them around. We truly want all of us including you, to have a great stay here. We take great care and ask a lot of questions to make sure your pup "fits" well in our "Pack"!

We don't travel more than 15 miles for pet taxis. Location Johns Island, SC
Sorry, we don't accept puppies, we have carpet. Our vacays should be house trained & non-destructive behavior at home.
Everyone needs a Meet N Greet first. It's important for me to know what to expect from your "pup" during their stay. This is an open play with all pups socializing together with big & small free & mingling.
~If pick up is going to be "After" 24 hrs- End of Stay Time- a Daycare Fee will be added giving you an additional 8 hours.***BOARDING QUOTE is for a 24 hr stay. 24/7 care!!*** Only 4 spaces

We look forward to being your choice for your pups.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Yvette D.

36 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Yvette's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Yvette's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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36 Reviews
Yvette did a great job in sitting for me. My dog came home tired and happy! I would highly recommend her.
Yvette and her whole family were wonderful! I highly recommend her. Piper had a great time.
Many Many Thanks to Yvette and John for keeping our pup for a full week over the Thanksgiving holiday. Our rental at the beach in SC would not allow us to bring our dog. Yvette, her husband & the pack were amazing hosts. Loving, attentive, responsive and I was able to see our pup was so well taken care of through daily updates, pictures and videos. Having a rescue dog that was timid around other dogs, especially larger dogs concerned me but Yvette's amazing knowledge of dogs and their language helped my pup get acclimated and learn to be one of the pack! It was dog training and a vacation for him to be able to play with other dogs yet be loved like he was at home. I can't say enough great things about Yvette and her pack. If you are visiting the local Charleston/Kiawah Island/Seabrook Island areas and need an amazing dog sitter, Murphy's Paradise is a must. Thank you Yvette and the Pack, we are so grateful and look forward to seeing you again soon! Aimee Blair
Yvette and her family are awesome. I feel 100% comfortable leaving our dog in her care. He always comes home happy. She provides us with lots of updates and pictures.
Yvette is an awesome host! She is professional, conscientious and knowledgeable about dogs' behaviors. Our dog was totally well cared for with lots of play, exercise and TLC. Samson is looking forward to his next stay with Yvette and her pack!
Our dachshund (Max) stayed with Yvette for 6 days. I was very impressed with how well her home is set up for dogs, and the level of attention she provided. She is very knowledgeable about dog behavior and was a pleasure to interact with! She was also very accommodating with our schedule and even arranged to meet us nearer our home for the pick-up. She provided daily photos, and I could tell Max was very comfortable in her home and was having a wonderful time. Her whole family was very welcoming and you can tell they really care about animals. Her own dogs (2) were very well-socialized and got along great with Max. I felt very comfortable leaving him. I strongly recommend Yvette and will definitely use her again in the future!
Yvette and her family are wonderful! They take such great care of my dog and are always super responsive. Our dog is so excited on the drive to Yvette's house and has made friends with Murphy! We're so lucky to have her
Yvette took such good care of my pup! Along with her family! She updated me with pictures twice a day and Boone always looked SO happy. She was so accommodating and took Boone for a few extra days when something came up. Would love Boone to stay with her & her pack again!
Yvette is a very nice and helpful host. She has a clean home and nice private area for the pups. She sent me tons of picture and updates throughout my dogs stay with her. I hope to be able to use her again.
Yvette and her family are awesome! They take great care of our dog and keep us updated. He loves hanging in their backyard and cuddling inside.
We are so glad we found Yvette and my "pack" just loves her!! I was really worried about finding someone I could trust to come into our home and check on our babies and do the walking when we have to be gone working for extended periods of time, but Yvette has been the perfect fit. I love getting my update from her with pictures :):). She has such a special touch with dogs and a love you can just sense when you see her interact with them. I highly recommend!!
So glad I found Yvette and her family. Murphy and Norman have become fast friends!
I left my 10-year-old miniature schnauzer, Oli, with Yvette over the weekend and, even though he hated me for leaving him, he had a most excellent time. He made friends with some of the host and guest pups and, from the looks of the pictures, had a pleasant, relaxing time. This was without a doubt the best boarding experience we've had. Highly recommended.
I am a frequent traveler and Yvette and family have provided Norman a second home. I've gone from nervous about leaving my guy behind to knowing he's in great hands and not worrying at all. Norman comes home well exercised and relaxed and he's excited to arrive each time.

Yvette has been very flexible with scheduling drop off/pick up times and is always able to work with my schedule.

So glad I found the perfect place for Norman to stay while I'm away!
Yvette and her family are not only extremely professional but also very caring. It is clear that Yvette has worked with dogs for years, which is very reassuring. We also received daily updates that allowed us to enjoy our vacations without having to worry about him. We received great photos of Orejitas playing with Murphy and spending quality time with Katie and John ☺

Lina & Hernán.
Again, Yvette and her family were awesome hosts. My dog absolutely loves coming to visit and he was so excited when we pulled up in her driveway. Thanks again!
The best! I have never left my dog before, so I was very nervous. Yvette talk to me on the phone prior to meeting to make me feel more comfortable. She's very knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with dogs, and I knew right away that my ginger would be comfortable with her! She sent me daily updates with pictures, and my dog was very happy when I arrived to pick her up, not at all anxious or angry with me.
Yvette was such a fantastic host! She sent pictures and updates every day and my dog came back completely exhausted! She even offered to watch him an extra day because of weather conditions making it difficult to pick him up as scheduled. She was so flexible and incredibly helpful. Thank you so much! My dog will definitely be coming back!
Yvette and family welcomed Darby into their home with open arms. We were traveling through Charleston SC and needed a home for our little labradoodle while we toured the city, dinners out, etc. Darby stayed for two days---Yvette was kind enough and flexible enough to take Darby a day early after a bad experience in a noisy hotel on the road the night before. Darby got lots of tummy rubs, and the family didn't mind our "raw food" diet requests. In fact, Darby was quite spoiled after two days. Not only were the family dogs friendly, they let our spoiled mini-alpha take over their crate and house. We've only left Darby one other time in four years so this was a big deal for us. Yvette sent frequent messages and photos of Darby which eased our minds so that we could relax and have fun in Charleston. We loved Charleston and loved Yvette in family. We'll definitely be back!
Yvette was great! Good communication and flexible with our schedule!
Yvette and her daughter treated our pup like one of their own and he was so sad to leave.
My second time leaving both Pups with Yvette. She did a great job once again. We got constant updates and pictures. They didnt want to leave when we went to pick them up. Thanks so much Yvette!
Yvette was great with our babies! We got daily pictures and updates on how much fun they were having. They slept like babies after we picked them up. Yvette can't thank you enough for taking great care of our pups!

Thank so much for pet sitting our dogs during our Savannah vacation. We really felt at ease knowing we didn't have to worry at all about our pets. Thanks for giving our pets the attention and exercise they needed though out the day.
Patch and Bruiser say thanks also, Woof!

Deb and Nicki
Yvette, highly recommend. She took great care of our dogs. Robert B
Yvette is a caring, proactive, pet-loving host. My Golden Retreiver, Charlie, is in great care during his stays away from home. I have called on her multiple times and she makes the process easy. Definitely recommend.
Jack can't wait to visit his friends again. Like leaving him with family.
This was a repeat visit for Rascal. He was so excited to see his buddy Yvette that he raced up the steps to greet her. As always, we knew he was in great hands and would be well cared for. It was fun to receive pics of him while we were away too. Thanks again Yvette for your loving care and comfy home away from home for Rascal.
Yvette is a great Petsitter! She took Jackson in and treated like her own pet. Highly recommended and zero complaints. We will use again.
Yvette is a sweetheart and Rascal loves to visit her and all the doggies there! he especially loves to go for long walks with her. Thanks, Yvette, for helping us through the last minute chance in plans and for being so flexible. We'll be back!
Yvette was great, we couldn't be happier. We wanted to bring Koda on vacation to Tybee Island with us, but didn't want to leave him in his crate while we did our thing during the day. We would drop him off in the morning, then pick him up after dinner. Koda always came back tired and happy. Next time we go to Tybee Island we'll be looking to stay with Yvette again.
Very quick response. Took great care of my dogs and let me know how everything was going during there stay.
Yvette and her daughter were awesome to our 2 dogs Chance and Max. From the first time we contacted them to schedule a meet and greet until we picked the dogs up after their stay- we were extremely pleased. Our dogs were welcomed with open arms and included in anything that they did during their 7 day stay.
We look forward to hopefully using Yvette again when we need a home away from home for our dogs.
It was very hard for us to leave our dog for 10 days, but Yvette made us feel at ease about it. She was very good at sending us updates and Kipper seemed just fine and happy and tired when we picked him up. He seemed very comfortable. It was as if he was in his second (vacation!) home.
Thanks Yvette!
Yvette genuinely loves dogs and takes exceptionally good care of her "guests". Rascal had a great time cuddling, exploring new places, and enjoying new experiences all while receiving her excellent care.
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