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Tina F.

20 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Tina's Resident Pets

Abby
Australian Shepherd
Female
8 yr 11 mo old

Tina's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Tina

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
WE ARE BOOKED FOR THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS! Our online calendar doesn't reflect it because we wait until right before the vacation to "accept" the reservations so that the owners aren't charged weeks or months ahead of time!

Hi, there! My husband, John, and I would like to open our home to your dog (or dogs!) while you are away! We happily accept all sizes and breeds! We also love small animals and would be happy to care for your bird, sugar glider, hedgehog, hamster, gerbil, lizard, snake or any other creature while you're away in our home or yours! Just request a custom quote!

We do both work outside the home, but our schedules overlap so that the doggies are not alone for more than 7 hours during the week days. Our dog Abby (a Blue Heeler mix) will provide companionship and play while we work or we can provide your pet(s) with a closed room (complete with queen size bed!) if you'd rather them not be loose in our home with our dog while we're away. Weekends we're home most of the time.

Nightly walks are part of our routine, unless the weather is uncooperative, and we have a nice, big, privacy fenced backyard. Our dog sleeps in our bedroom and if your dog(s) are used to that at your home, they are welcome to at ours as well!

Having a dog ourselves, we understand the importance of having a safe, loving environment for them. We are accustomed to special diets, medications and extra help. Our vet is close by and on call 24 hrs. if needed.

Provide us with cell phone numbers and/or emails and we will send you photos and updates each day so you can relax knowing your pet(s) are happy and healthy!

If time permits, we prefer to schedule a brief play date to ensure compatibility with our dog and yours at our home. You can meet us, see our home and we can make sure all the pooches get along!

Don't hesitate to ask questions!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Tina F.

20 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 9, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tina's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$100 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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20 Reviews
Tina is fantastic. I booked at the last minute with some family-related emergencies where I had to leave the pups with a boarding situation and Tina rearranged her schedule to be able to accommodate my request. The dogs love staying with her. 5 stars!
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We love Tina & John! They are wonderful. Our Bruno is a lil has a lot of character and she fully excepts his silly ways. I am very comfortable and confident leaving our baby with them.
We recently left our rescue dog for the first time - we've had him for almost 4 years but have always been a little afraid of how he'd do if we boarded him somewhere. A friend recommended Dog Vacay as an option that might be more comfortable for our dog. We had a lot of anxiety about leaving him for a weekend, but the meet and greet with Tina, her husband, and their dogs helped to put us at ease before we went away. Tina and her husband were so welcoming, and made our dog feel at home right away. During the weekend, Tina texted us updates (including photos) showing that our boy was fitting right in and seemed very comfortable. Our dog was happy and healthy when we returned. Thank you so much, Tina for taking such good care of our boy! We will definitely be back :)
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I wish there were more stars because I couldn't be happier with my experience with Tina! My dog Roxy is the most important thing in my life and have had a really hard time trusting anyone to care for my girl so I could go on a real vacation. There was never one minute of concern or anxiety while I was gone (out of the country) for Roxy or me! Daily updates with photos provided all of the peace of mind I could hope for and more. Tina treated my dog as if she were hers, in fact, I think Roxy likes Tina better than me now. I will not leave her with anyone else in the future, she is our new best friend!
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Tina is the perfect dog host. I had two pups with differing needs - a senior pit bull and a younger "little big man" bichon/westie mix with attitude and a medical condition. They were loved on, treated as well as members of Tina's family, and seemed kinda wistful when we drove home. I think they miss her! Everything we did to socialize our dogs with hers and prepare them for a long DogVacay went perfectly to plan. Tina is an all-star host in my opinion! We were looking for a dog sitter when we moved to Ohio from the bay area, and we couldn't be happier working with Tina now and in the future.
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Simply incredible! Tina provided wonderful loving care for our pets and went above and beyond expectations while we were away for over a week. I would highly recommend her services to anyone!! We will definitely be back :). Thanks Tina!
I could tell Archie was relaxed and having a great time with Tina and her husband! I was kept updated with texts and videos from Tina while on vacation! Thank you SO much!
Great experience for our dog. Tina is the best!
Tina was really awesome. She had a house full of dogs the weekend that Dexter stayed and if the pictures she shared were any indication, he had a great time getting to play with some fellow big guys all weekend. He also tried to get into her trash and got the trash can lid stuck on his head like a big idiot, which is one of the funniest pictures I've ever seen.

Tina seemed comfortable with Dexter's size, took great care with Dexter's somewhat complicated feeding instructions, and I felt like Dexter was in good hands for the weekend. I would definitely recommend her, and my girlfriend, who also dogsits through the site, has since referred people to Tina when she was unavailable herself.
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Oscar had a great time and can't wait to go back! Tina is wonderful and sent us regular updates and pictures so we could see for ourselves that Oscar was in great hands. Oscar came home happy and tired from playing and having such a good time. We will definitely be bringing Oscar back :)
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As before our baby girl thought she was on vacation while we were gone. She had friends to play with and plenty of "love time". Tina takes care of your pet as if they were her own pet. It gives us great comfort when we have to leave her to know she is having as much fun as we are. She is safe, happy and socializing with other 4 legged friends. I think a romance may have bloomed this last stay. I truly can't say enough nice things about Tina and her care of my pet. I even received picture updates on how she was doing while we were gone. I am grateful and so happy to have this service available.
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Providing loving care to our dog is very important to us. Tina has always provided that kind of care to Zeus. He actually goes willingly to her, which is a very positive thing for us. He was recently very sick and as we try to nurse him back to a level of normalcy, Tina has been there providing the kind of attention he needs. Thank you Tina.
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Tina took a great care of our Sadie during the time we were on vacation. She sent me updates and pictures every day and answered all my questions right away. We'll feel very comfortable leaving Sadie with Tina next time!
My dog enjoyed her stay...came home really happy. She loved the big back yard to play in!!
Abby had a great time with Tina. She sent me pictures throughout the day and kept me posted on how she was doing, I felt very at ease knowing Abby was getting such great care. Abby loves Tina and I'm so glad I found someone who takes as good of care of her as I do.
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Tina was GREAT!! This was our first experience with using this type of in-home service for our dog and the whole experience was wonderful. Tina made the whole process very easy starting with the first communication to the pick up. She responded very quickly to our emails and set up a meet and greet to accommodate our schedules. During the time our dog spent with Tina, we received regular and ongoing contact with her that included updates as well as pictures. We never had to worry about the care she was receiving. We will definitely be using Tina again!
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Prior to Tina becoming a host via DogVacay she was watching my dog, Abby. We both LOVE Tina and John. In fact, I drive approximately 30 miles one way to make sure Abby has access to all the love, playtime, cuddles and walks that Tina and John provide. Abby also gets along well with their two resident dogs, Hailey and Abby. They all spend a great deal of time in what I refer to as the, "backyard oasis". It's absolutely beautiful. If you're looking for someone loving and responsible, as well as the many years of experience caring for animals, you cannot go wrong with booking your dogs stay at Tina's!
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Tina is AMAZING!!!!! Our pup loves her and is in fact there for her 2nd visit! She was sooo excited when we told her she was going to Tina's house. Once we got there she ran right in, gave kisses and didn't even say good bye! I'm so happy we found Tina! She lets our pup snuggle her every night and she sends us pics and updates so we know our dog is doing well and having a great time!

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Tina was fantastic! She sent me pictures and videos during the entirety of Stevie's visit, and really listened! Stevie had a blast with Tina and her pups, will definitely be booking again!
We have never left our dog Nala with anyone before because she was adapted from the Humane Society and we were concerned she would be traumatized. We have always had someone come into our house, but this time our normal dog sitter was unavailable. We decided to try Tina with DogVacay and she was beyond amazing! She posted pictures for me to see via the website and she even texted me pictures to let me know how well Nala was doing. Tina has two adorable dogs of her own that played very well with our dog and she and her husband are both "naturals" with dogs. Nala usually doesn't warm up to men very well, but that was not the case this time. Tina has a large yard that gives the dogs plenty of place to run and play, plus they take the dogs on walks in the cool of the evening for extra exercise. With Tina your dog will be loved as if they were her own. Because of the split work schedule there is someone with the dogs more often than not. She was diligent to make sure Nala ate, gave her treats and played a lot with her. I will definitely be using Tina again and I think if my dog could talk she would agree. Best decision I ever made.
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