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Lindsey U.

24 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated

Lindsey's Resident Pets

Buddy
Not known
Male
11 yr 2 mo old
Jack
Not known
Male
8 yr 2 mo old

Lindsey's House

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

About Lindsey

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We're located just a short drive from IAH (Bush Airport) and would love to take care of your babies!

**profile recently updated: we aren't able to accept puppies anymore. If you have a puppy aged 18m+ we may consider the boarding if it's a short visit. My older dogs just aren't up to the challenges and hyperness of a puppy. Also, we aren't able to accept large dogs, our house, we've found, just can't accommodate a big dog. If your dog is 60lbs and under, we would consider watching him after meet and greet and barring we don't have any other dogs staying with us.***

I'm a stay at home mom with 2 school-aged children and 2 mutts. We don't smoke. Our days are pretty easy - we hang out around the house a lot and the kids love to play outside if it's not too hot. While your fur baby is with me, there'd basically be 24/7 supervision - unless I need to run to the store or take my kids to school and the occasional activity. You pup will most likely spend most of the day playing with my dog, Jack, or with my kids, running around the yard or relaxing on a couch in the living room.

Also, I feel it's important to note: I try to only take one boarder family at time, so if you see I'm unavailable on my calendar it probably means I've already got a boarder and generally won't take any more. Which means if you book with me, your dog(s) is the only other guest in my house! It's nice to know that you don't have to worry any other variables, just my dogs and kids, which you will meet in advance.*

I'm very happy to cater to your dog's needs as long as they are potty trained- if you have a pet that loves to be outside, we have plenty of room and options. If your dog loves to be inside - that's great too, with a second story we have all sorts of space!

My yard is a pretty decent size - we have a 2 story house so we have more yard than others in our neighborhood. We have a 20x10 covered/screened in patio with ceiling fans & dog door plus we just installed a 12ftx25ft shade sail to make the backyard a little cooler for the dogs.

My husband and I love dogs and since we have 2 of our own (and two small children) there's not much in our house that isn't dog friendly. We have a loveseat in the living room and you'll see in one pic that it's completely covered with sheets - it's dog and toddler friendly! It's the best thing since I can just throw the sheets in the wash and put on new ones if they get dirty.

We have recently renovated and no longer have a sofa in our bedroom for our boys - they are thrilled because they moved to the bed! Depending on the size of your baby (and your preference), it's very likely that they will end up in bed, snuggled with my dogs and husband. We also have extra crates, dog beds, sheets, etc and a lovely, large laundry room that makes an excellent spot for those pups who prefer to sleep in their crate or by themselves.

We've never had fleas and both of our boys go 2x yearly for their shots, check-ups, and dental work.

I have A LOT of experience with rescue dogs - every dog I've owned since childhood has been a rescue. That's 10 dogs over about 25 years. Plus I've fostered 3 dogs. I have a habit of finding dogs so it's good we have space!

My younger dog, a lab/shepherd mix, Jack, is nearly 8- he is a rescue. He's skittish around people but plays well with other dogs - he actually surprised us with how well he adjusts to each dog that visits. And he is very good with my 5 yo son and 4 yo daughter.

My older dog, Buddy, is 10 going on 80 - he is also a rescue. He is very cat like - he is friendly when meeting new people but once he's met you he's content to curl back up on the couch. He doesn't care for the kids too much, since he has arthritis, so he avoids them...and they know to leave him be. He also has idiopathic seizures and takes an oral medication 2x daily. If he has a seizure we also administer a rectal medication - so we have a little bit of experience with a special needs dog. He doesn't "play" with other dogs or with kids - he has never been "playful" - he usually grumbles and walks away to his couch where he sleeps all day.

*I might make an exception if there is only one or two days overlap. And, sometimes, over the holidays I will take 2 boarders at a time, as long as both parties are comfortable with that arrangement - first guest to book has final decision.


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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Lindsey U.

24 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lindsey's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Lindsey's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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24 Reviews
Coral loved staying with Lindsey and her family over thanksgiving. We appreciated the daily pictures of coral while we were out of town. She got along great with their 2 dogs, one of whom kept trying to play with Coral. We waited till the week before our vacation to set up the meet n greet and reservation and it was so easy and convenient. I will definitely take Coral back to Lindsey's house.
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Took great care of our little girls, very nice updates with pictures!
Lindsey always does a great job! My dogs love her and I never have any qualms having her watch them, whether at her house or at ours. I can't imagine using anyone else.
That was an awesome vacation my dog had with Lindsey's. I woud willingly let Lindsey take care of my dog again next time i go out of town/country.I don't have to worry anymore leaving my dog behind.
Louie had a great staycation and Lindsey sent plenty pics of him enjoying his stay. High recommended
Ist time experience and it was awesome! I would def book again!
Our 2 year old Westie has a fantastic stay with Lindsey and her sweet family. I felt comfortable with his lodging as soon as I stepped into their home. Our pup had story time with the kids and played a lot with new friends. I booked last minute and it was not a problem. Lindsey was flexible an accommodating meeting my last minute booking. THANK YOU!
Can't wait to visit again!
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First stay with Lindsey and I don't think our fur babies wanted to come home! :) Loved getting daily pics and fun updates. Will definitely be sure to use them again - such a blessing to be at peace knowing our "kids" were well taken care of while we were away.
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Lindsey was great! My dog learned how to give after fetching after staying at her home. ;) and she was very happy!
It was such a relief knowing that our dog was with a loving family. The daily pictures were wonderful.
I think my pup had a great time. Very dog friendly environment in a household full of people that obviously care a great deal for animals. Even sent pictures while we were away. Thanks.
I can't say enough about how great Lindsey was in taking care of my baby. She is a very knowledgeable about the care your dog needs and very compassionate. I will definitely be rebooking when I need to be at peace when leaving my pet.
I am very happy with Lindsey and her family, they really love dogs and they treated Tuna as if she was part of her family.
She sent me daily updates with pictures, and I am sure my dog had an amazing time! She came home happy, calm and relaxed. I will be booking another dog vacay with Lindsey very soon. =)
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Lindsey is awesome. Krypto always has a blast with her and the family. We used Lindsey twice so far and don't plan on using anybody else and she has treated as her own while we are on vacation.
Lindsey took Benji in last minute due to a family emergency. She was accommodating and consistently kept my husband and I updated
Lindsey was very patient with my dog and his tension to being in a new environment. She kept my husband and I updated. I would use her services again
Our dogs stayed with Lindsey and her family for 4 days. The dogs had so much fun and it was great to know they were in great hands!
Lindsey is amasing! Minnie stayed 17 days with Lindsay and her family. She send the photos of Minnie every single day. They care Minnie like their own dog.
Minnie has no problems after 17 days, she had a lot of love, lots of hug. I absolutely recommend her. Thanks for everything!
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Lindsey and Andrew are wonderful! They are so relaxed and took such great care of our 8 1/2 year old dog Jack. I was never worried that Jack wasn't being loved and cared for-I would ask them to watch Jack again in a heartbeat!
Lindsey was amazing! Starting from our meet and greet till the end of the stay she was so nice to Krypto and I. She constantly sent pictures so I never felt guilty of leaving him. I highly recommend her to anyone leaving their loved ones. I will definitely be coming back to her :)
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Lindsey was awesome! My 16 year old Bichon is deaf, nearly blind, has dementia and is in diapers, but still hasn't given up. Just that Lindsey agreed to take her was exceptional, but upon my arrival she immediately picked her up and loved on her. Misty needs a lot of attention and I felt confident she would get it, even with Lindsey's 2 toddlers. She sent pictures regularly with comments as to how Misty was doing. After 10 days when I picked her up, she had been bathed, and looked good. Lindsey even said she would agree to take her again, though for a shorter time only. Knowing what it takes to care for her, I was amazed at her willingness. We, however, have made the decision to stay at home for the rest of Misty's time with us.
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My family and I were going out of town for an extended period of time and found Lindsey was available to help us. We dropped off our dog, Sebastian, on July 16th and picked him up on August 13th. From the moment I contacted Lindsey, she was so friendly and helpful.

Of course, her help with us, the humans, is worth mentioning, but it is far more important to say how well things went for Sebastian. He had so much fun. When we came to pick him up he didn't want to leave.

My children, my wife and I loved getting the pictures of Sebastian that Lindsey sent to us every few days. We missed our little buddy and it was wonderful to see that he was having a fun time with the other dogs and family.

She is very knowledgeable about dogs and when Sebastian needed to see a vet for a visit, she took care of it for us. She gave him his meds and kept us informed of his health.

What a wonderful family. We were lucky that we could have our little buddy stay with them. They provided a perfect home for him while we were away. We will call Lindsey for sure the next time we go out of town!

Thanks for all you did Lindsey! Sebastian says "Hi" to you and your family.
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Great experience. It was a relief knowing my dog was in good hands. I would refer her at anytime.
Lindsey and her family were amazing and Bourbon had a wonderful time! Lindsey kept me updated with pictures and messages on how Bourbon was doing. Will definitely recommend her!
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