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Diana B.

10 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats

Diana's Resident Pets

Bella
Beagle
Female
7 yr 2 mo old

Diana's Townhome

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Diana

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My name is Diana and I am, of course, a pet lover! I volunteered at BARK (a dog shelter) for several years and have experience with dogs of all shapes and sizes :) My boyfriend Brad and I have an adorable 7-year-old beagle mix who is very friendly and loves other doggie friends.

Brad and I have been watching dogs with DogVacay since November 2016, Typically we have guests overnight, however, we are in a transition period between leases and will be in our new home in June. Until then I am living with a couple friends in the fan area and Brad lives in the West End (with a large backyard). We would love to have your dog stay with us, as long as you don't mind him/her coming with me to the West End occasionally.

We both work full-time, however, only 10 minutes away. Bella has access to the entire home while we are away at work. Brad and I usually come home between 12 and 2 to take her out and have some play time (and of course a treat). After dinner and especially on weekends we love to go for long walks around Richmond.

As a dog mom, I like to make sure everyone knows we treat each animal as if it was our own, so you can rest assure that your family member is always in good hands! Hopefully we can meet your pet soon!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Diana B.

10 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Diana's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Check-ins
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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1 Testimonial
Nov 2016
Diana Bates has always loved animals. She was raised with dogs and cats, fish and rabbits. She is energetic and big hearted, and treats animals like people. She has taken responsibility for family pets as well as caring for neighbor's dogs while they were away or their work schedules conflicted with care their pets needed. Diana is honest, mature, responsible, confident and would treat your dog like her own.
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10 Reviews
Diana was great!
Diana was pleasant as she could be!! She sent photos of Sookie while she was with her, which was wonderful. Would certainly use her again...Highly recommend her to anyone!
I'm very thankful to have found Diana to watch my two dogs on such short notice. She took great care of them!
Diana was wonderful! I had just adopted Sadie a few days earlier and was nervous about A) Bringing a stranger into my home, and B) How Sadie would behave. As soon as Diana walked in my home, Sadie gave her kisses! Diana was professional and sent me daily pictures of their walks together. Sadie has not walked on a leash before, so I know a 15 min walk is a workout on the arm! I highly recommend her walking services.
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Zoe had a great time with Diana over the week of Christmas. Great updates and when I picked her up, Zoe was happy, tired and with no issues whatsoever. Diana also provided us with some homemade treats! Looking forward to future stays.
My dog seemed happy and well cared for
Diana is the best! She was able to come last minute and do home visits on my kitten, Olive. Would definitely go to her again if I every need anyone to watch over my pets!
Diana took such great care of our dog this past weekend. The woofy smile on his face in the pictures she sent us are proof. I can tell he had such a great time playing with her pup Bella and enjoyed the trip to the dog park.

She was so gracious to meet with us before hand and make us feel completely at ease for our first time booking with DogVacay. She cared for our dog as if he was her own. Definitely plan to book with Diana again!
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I can tell that my giant breed dog had a great visit with Diana, and I would strongly recommend her to another DogVacay user.

Additional Comments:
-Diana was extremely accommodating and flexible in working with me to help drop-off/pick-up my pup; and
-She administered all the requisite medications and followed special feeding instructions.

5 STARS!!!
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Diana was great! She took our dog at the last minute on Thanksgiving day which allowed us to have dinner with family. She responded to emails and texts quickly. We would definitely use her again!
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