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Teresa F.

49 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$41/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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 - Bull Terrier

Teresa's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Dog door access

About Teresa

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Eat and drink a little; play some; snooze a lot. Oh, to be a dog!

Pets add a lot of joy to our lives -- *especially* dogs -- don't they? I love being around them and taking care of them. My own, last dog, Vern, was an ornery and lovable chocolate Lab, whom I’ll miss forever. I don't have another dog of my own; however, I love meeting and caring for your dogs!

From a tiny Schnoodle to a robust Mastiff, I’ve taken care of a variety of breeds. All dogs are swell, though I am particularly fond of big ones, especially those of the retriever family.

I don’t just hang out with your dog, I play with him or her and walk with him, daily – sometimes twice a day – rain, snow, or shine. I love to be outside, too.

Responsible professional in the education field, I work a 9-hr day and would love to be greeted by your pup when I come home!

Clean, safe, warm, and comfortable home with a large yard and covered patio, 6’ fence, and dog door in a calming, caring environment.

So if you’re going on vacation, hosting a special, dog-free event, or just need time away from your pup for a while, email me. I’ll happily send you updates and pictures, too.

Rest comfortably, knowing that your pup will be safe and well taken care of while you’re gone – returned to you with a smile on her face – and on mine, too!
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Teresa F.

49 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$41/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 23, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Teresa's Home
$41 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 2 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Teresa's Home
$36 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$18 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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49 Reviews
Teresa was great our pup just loved her and I would recommend her to all my dog loving friends
Teresa was very attentive to my dog, and provided text/email updates while I was out of town. Definitely booking again! Thanks!
Fantastic!
Teresa took a wonderful care of my Dog Sky. She sent us every day a message telling us how sky is doing and sent beautiful picture.
What I like the most is that my dog is not stress out and he is happy as usual.
Thank you teresa for all you care and love that you gave to our dog
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We would highly recommend Teresa. She has watched our pup a few times now and is a great host. Our dog can be a challenge at times and isn't friendly with other dogs and Teresa knows just how to handle him.
We love the thoughtful updates Teresa sends too!
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Teresa was amazing, we will definitely be using her again. I know Bocephus loved the daily walks and extra attention that she provided. We loved the daily updates with pictures =) !!
I think our dog has more fun with Teresa than with us. With the twice daily walks, doggie massages, pumpkin cookies and general spoiling, she must think she's at the puppy spa and resort when she is with her! We especially love all the pictures and updates we get while we're away. I really can't imagine a better host than Teresa.
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Teresa is fantastic! She sent us many updates and pictures of our sweet dog and all the fun she was having. It's such a comfort to know our baby was so well taken care of and got all of the attention she deserves while we were traveling. We will definitely use Teresa's services again.
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Teresa exceeded our high expectations in caring for our chocolate lab. She went above and beyond to make both our dog and us comfortable while we were away. Teresa seemed to care for our dog as if she was her own, and her daily updates and pictures meant everything to us. We could not have asked for a better, more reliable, or more caring sitter. We are so grateful to have met Teresa and would recommend her without reservation.
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Thanks Teresa for hosting Ed for a wonderful Dogvacay. The updates and photos you sent showed me that Ed was having a swell time. Thanks also for the the treat for Ed's upcoming road trip south. I will recommend you to all my friends who have dogs.
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Teresa was very welcoming from our time during the meet and great through the time we picked up Louie. She was sure to pay attention to the details and quirks of our pup and took great care of him.
The updates we received were very nice and included pictures!
I would recommend Teresa without question.
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As always, Teresa did an amazing job taking care of our dog, Mae! She cares so much about keeping Mae safe, happy, and having fun! We appreciate her so much and have had her watch our dog every time we've gone out of town for the past two years or so. We've been completely happy with everything. Thank you, Teresa!
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Simply put, Theresa is an amazing dog sitter. My dog has never been so happy to run back up to a house as after our meet and greet. She took wonderful care of Don during his stay and he was treated to numerous hikes and walks. Theresa is fantastic person and I will always take Don back to her when the time comes.
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As always, Teresa is amazing! My pup always comes back home so happy and seemed to have the best time. I love all the picture updates while I was gone. Thanks a ton!
Teresa is a fantastic dog sitter! I don't know what we would do without Teresa. Our dog Mae has been to stay with her several times and Mae always has a wonderful time, full of walks and attention. Mae doesn't do well with lots of dogs, so kennels are not a good option for her, but when she's with Teresa I know she's save, comfortable, loved, cared for, and won't have issues with other dogs. We love Teresa!
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We are repeat clients. Tara loves her time with Teresa. We always feel great leaving Tara in such caring hands. Highly recommend Teresa,
WE LOVE TERESA! We're repeat visitors and we always come back so well taken care of with our tails a-waggin'!! Thanks Teresa! Love, Coop and Fols
Teresa was a wonderful host for our dog, Daphne. She was prompt and considerate with communication, thoughtfully respected all of our personal requests for caring for our dog, and showed Daphne a great time. She sent us pictures and updates throughout her stay. We were very pleased overall with Teresa. Highly recommend!
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Repeat Customer! Teresa is fantastic - takes such great care of my pups and wonderful updates and pics. Even gave me some great advice. 100% recommend.
Teresa was a fantastic host for our two pups. A wonderfully kind woman, it was nice to be able to enjoy our trip and not worry about the dogs knowing they were in her care. We got text and email updates about all of the fun things they did together throughout our trip. She walked them, played with them, and even sent them home with a goody bag of homemade treats. I cannot sing enough praises for Teresa to do justice, she is simply wonderful, we highly recommend!
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Teresa was more than perfect for our two aging, but still active dogs. She gave them tons of soft places to lay, walked them twice a day, and gave them tons and tons of love. She treated them just like she'd treat her own. She updated me at least once a day with photos of my dogs, too! I have never felt more comfortable leaving my dogs before! Teresa is so wonderful!
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Teresa is an excellent host. Tara was well cared for and was very happy with Teresa. We would absolutely recommend Teresa for any Dog, she just loves em' !!!!!! And that is so obvious.
Wow - absolutely amazing! I do not think there are enough words to describe how pleased I am with Teresa and her care for my pup. I have a sassy dog who needs a lot of exercise and some training and Teresa was beyond amazing, she handled it perfectly. She walked/played fetch with Izzy, daily. She even continued to train Izzy! DOUBLE win - someone who cares for dogs AND trains them! Aside from Teresa's caring demeanor, she always updated me on the status of Izzy and sent pictures :) She was very flexible with our drop off/pick up times as things changed. I would HIGHLY recommend Teresa.
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All I have to say is, Teresa will love your furry family member as much as you do! Teresa is the best, bar none.
Leaving my sweet Annabelle with someone new can be quite difficult but after reading all the rave reviews for Teresa, I gave it a chance. Trust the reviews are true and I most certainly would use her services again! Annabelle is a shy three year-old girl and Teresa's patience gave her the confidence and love needed to feel comfortable. Her home is a perfect set up and she is the perfect care taker. She took the time to play, walk, and care for my Annabelle. So, when you are deciding on "can I trust her", and "will my pup be the same happy pup with a smile on their face as when I left them", the answer is a resounding "yes"!
M Florence
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Teresa was such a blessing for me to find. I have quite the exherberant lab who's care is complicated by the fact she is now a tripawd SURVIVING cancer. She is such a high energy girl who needs stimulation but an astute and careful caregiver who can be trusted to not over due it.

Teresa was just that, caring, loving, and responsible.

I can't tell you what it a relief it was to find someone who I trusted and was willing to send wonderful updates to me ensuring my doggie mommy nerves could be at ease.

Teresa comes highly recommended by me, but I tell you uber recommended by Zoy. I could totally tell she enjoyed her time and was not as anxious as I've seen her be at other homes.

Thank you thank you Teresa!!

Juliana and Zoy
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Teresa was super fantastic! She was honest about Duke and Abby's behavior when they misbehaved (my fault, not theirs) yet always looked for something positive to update me on.

I could tell they loved her, they cried as we pulled away.

Teresa's updates and pictures were like reading a story and I enjoyed them immensely!
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I found a terrific place to have my dogs stay during my time away. Teresa really takes the time to get to know the dogs she is caring for; we had a pleasant meet and greet beforehand and I really appreciated that she was able to take in my dogs on pretty short notice. The house is in a peaceful neighborhood with an enclosed, grassy backyard as well as a covered patio. I was so comforted to know my dogs were in a safe and calm environment; Teresa has a big heart and loves caring for animals. We will be back!!
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So fantastic! My pup had such a great time and I loved the picture updates. Thank you Teresa!
I would give Teresa 6 out of 5 stars if the website would let me! Teresa goes above and beyond with wonderful updates of my dog's stay! I get descriptions of their time together and pictures! Teresa takes my dog, Mae, on walks and hikes and gives her lots of attention. I know my dog is in great hands with Teresa and I don't have to worry about Mae at all.
This visit was the second time our dog stayed with Teresa and it went just as well as the first time! Teresa is so caring and compassionate! She remembered all of my dog's needs and personality. I really think of her as a friend for both my dog and my family. I already have our next "vaycay" booked and I plan to have Mae stay with Teresa every time we go out of town. We are so lucky we found her!
I can wholeheartedly recommend Teresa for your dog's vaycay. She will take great care of your pup.
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Teresa watched our dog and his cousin. She gave us updates on how each of them were doing, which made us feel at ease as this is the first time they have been watched by a stranger!
Repeat customer and will come back again! Teresa kept my 2 dogs for 5 nights and it worked out wonderfully. Her home is very dog friendly with a doggy door and nice back yard. She kept me updated daily with detailed emails and pictures - I never worried about them for a second. She took them for walks and gave them lots of special attention. She also offers transport which was very helpful and she went out of her way to be accommodating, I give her the highest recommendation!
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Teresa was wonderful!! I have never left my dog before and was really nervous, but everything worked out great. I have a 100 pound mastiff and finding someone who could handle her size is extra difficult, and she's not always good with other dogs which makes it more difficult. Teresa gave me daily (and sometimes twice daily) updates, so I never had to worry about how she was doing. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely be calling Teresa again!
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Just the best doggone care our dog could have had
Teresa is fantastic. I felt great about leaving my big boy with her after our meet and greet. She spent lots of quality time with him and took him on walks, played fetch etc. and gave me great updates and pictures on all of their activities. My dog was very comfortable and happy with Teresa and in her home. Will definitely call upon her quality care again in the future!
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Teresa's care and love was exactly what Padme was looking for in a dog sitter. During our meet and greet, I felt a strong connection with Teresa and knew she would be a perfect match for our sweet Padme. And her service was amazing. She updated us daily with a detailed message and some photos. I'm so happy we found Teresa and we know that Padme is looking forward to her next stay with Teresa.
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Teresa was a great host! She took great care of our cattle dog Batman, Batman has some slight dog aggression issues, and Teresa was nice enough to allow him to be the only dog in the home during his stay. Teresa has a lovely home and backyard which was perfect for our guy, as he has tons of energy. We received frequent updates through email and text and Batman looked happy as ever in all of the photos. We would absolutely leave Batman with Teresa again! She even printed out a little picture of him and sent him home with a goodie bag full or treats!
Thanks Teresa!
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10 stars, please. Teresa needs 10 stars. Nalu starts getting happy as soon as we trun onto her street.

Nalu is older and his wellbeing and health was monitored very carefully by BOTH Teresa and DogVacay! Impressive to say the least.

My only concern now is that as the word gets out about this spectacular host, it will become difficult to book her time. I will plan vacations around her calendar if necessary. Nalu will insist.
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We were extremely pleased with Teresa and our yellow lab seemed really to have enjoyed her stay. Teresa obviously loves dogs and seems to have treated ours as a part of the family while we were away. We will definitely be in touch with her through Dogvacay when we travel next.
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Teresa was a fantastic sitter for our dog and we'd recommend her highly. We have an older dog that gets nervous when left in an unfamiliar home. Teresa cared for her and made her comfortable with her new surroundings; so much so that she seemed like she wasn't in too much of a hurry to leave when we came to pick her up! Teresa also kept in touch and sent us pictures during our trip, which we very much appreciated.
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There aren't enough superlatives to describe our experience with Teresa F.
Teresa is beyond outstanding in relating to both dogs and people. My dog had been bounced from rescue to rescue and is wary of strangers and new situations. When he stays at a kennel, he won't eat for several days. At the meet-n-greet he immediately left my side (unusual) to explore Teresa's house. He found the bowl of water she had considerately put out for him and took a long drink. We went into the yard and he again left me to calmly explore. This was all minus anxiety. When he went for his over-night stay, Teresa sent me 3 updates with pictures on how he was doing - he looked unbelievably relaxed. He was taken for 2 nice walks, ate all his food, slept very well next to her bed, and clearly completely enjoyed his time in her care. 10 stars are not enough for this host.
Her home is uncluttered and immaculate - nothing to tempt a pup into trouble; her yard is large and inviting with a secure, tall fence and includes both sunny and shady spaces. It is inviting and safe for any dog. Everything is on one level which is great for older dogs like mine. So the physical environment gets 5++stars.
Both Nalu and I look forward to many happy, carefree vacations to come. Thanks Teresa. Thanks DogVacay.
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Tyra, our chocolate lab, had a wonderful vacay at Teresa's house. She took many walks, enjoyed numerous naps in the sun, and looked clean and shiny when we brought her home. If Tyra could talk, we're sure that she would tell us that she is eager for us to take another trip so she can visit "Aunt Teresa".
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Our dog, Zoe had an awesome time with Teresa for 4 nights/ days! Typically, we aren't very comfortable leaving Zoe with anyone since she can be a handful. She's a big (95 lb) dog, is sometimes aggressive towards other dogs, and if she sees a squirrel/ rabbit she can drag you halfway down the street!

Teresa played in the backyard and walked Zoe every day without issue. She also sent us lots of pictures and updates while we were gone. It was obvious that Zoe was so happy (and clearly tired!) from all the walks & playing that we had nothing to worry about. We will most certainly be using Teresa the next time we need help with Zoe. We know she'll give Zoe as much love as we do.
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Once again, Teresa provided our two big dogs with the best care possible, and provided us with the peace of mind that they were being loved and fed and played with during our last-minute trip... Thank you Teresa!!
I am so glad that we met Teresa! She did a fantastic job as a host! She was interested in really getting to know my dog, Mae, before her stay and making sure she knew all the details of her personality and needs. She was very organized; she took notes and had a check list to make sure she had all the information she needed. She has a wonderful home and fenced yard, perfect for hosting a large dog like Mae (60 lbs). Teresa's active lifestyle of usually two walks per day or a hike was perfect for Mae! The many pictures and email updates Teresa sent were really wonderful too and I know Mae had a good time with a loving caregiver! Mae doesn't do well in groups of dogs so she can't take advantage of group play time at kennels. This means our option for her was just a lonely stay at a kennel with limited private play. Now that we met Teresa, who's rate is just $4 more per day than our old kennel, I can't imagine we would ever go back to having her stay at a kennel. I would absolutely book with her again. I'll be calling to check her availability before we book our next vacation!
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Teresa was so good with my dog Ed. Upon arrival she took Ed and I on a tour of the house and great backyard, Ed approved. While gone Teresa was kind to send me some great pics of Ed relaxing in the shade and going for a walk. I highly recommend Teresa as a vacay dog sitter. I felt so much more comfortable leaving Ed at Teresa's home rather than a kennel I have used in the past. Thanks Teresa!
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Teresa hosted our pups during our wedding weekend. Dog sitting was our number one stress as we have pretty high maintenance dogs. With Teresa we had no worries. She provided daily updates and photos. We could not have put our dogs in better hands. She loved the dogs and they loved her. She made a stressful time a little less stressful because we knew the dogs were in very capable hands. We would recommend Teresea to anyone in need of a loving and friendly dog sitter. I am sure our dogs would love another stay!
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Our two big dogs LOVED their time with Teresa! She treated them like her own, played with them and walked them, paid attention to all the little details of their personalities, and sent us great photos and updates. We would 100% recommend her, and Mocha and Macky are hoping we go on another trip again soon, so that they can go back to her house!
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We were very pleased with Teresa and the way she cared for Tara. When we first arrived, Teresa was waiting for her. The house was clean and roomy and the backyard was a special treat, really perfect for a dog to investigate new surroundings. Teresa was very caring and watchful to ensure that Tara had a good time. When we picked Tara up, she was happy and we could tell that if there was a Dog Trip Advisor, she would give Teresa 5 stars. Highly recommend!
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