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Susan G.
Columbia, MO 65203
92 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Susan's Resident Pets

Inky
Brussels Griffon
Female
6 yr 1 mo old
Grace Ellen
Border Collie
Female
7 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Susan's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Susan

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Guest dogs will be walked daily along the KATY trail and have access to my spacious fenced back yard. We have treat and tricks time in the morning, before our walk and again in the afternoon. We have been a foster home for Central MO Humane Society and Second Chance since 1999 and so usually have at least 2 additional foster dogs living with us. Because many times foster dogs come to us unaltered, and to avoid conflicts, I do not host unaltered dogs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Susan G.
Columbia, MO 65203
92 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 12, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Susan's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Susan's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
92 Reviews
Great experience. Our dogs seemed happy and everything went great. Would recommend.
We are so grateful that we found Susan. Our Pomchi tends to be nervous and shy, leaving us feeling guilty about our vacation plans. My mind was at ease as soon as I saw the photos Susan sent of our sweet girl.
Susan was wonderful! Very accommodating to our changing schedule during our daughter's move-in to Mizzou. Definitely would use again--thank you!
Great communication. Susan got us in on short notice close to a holiday and sent us a picture update.
Great overall experience and interactions with Susan. The family enjoyed pictures of our dog during our trip!
We traveled from Florida to attend our son's graduation. We needed a sitter while we attended various activities. Our plans changed several times and Susan was very accommodating. Our dog Sami is not a good traveler and was not herself during the trip. She was very nervous and not eating well.

Susan met us outside with her two dogs and we walked until it was clear that the dogs would get along. Susan clearly understands dogs and pack behavior. We then met two small puppies in the house that Susan was fostering before going into a nice back yard.

After we picked Sami up from Susan's she was very happy and began eating and playing again. She was a different dog on our trip back to Florida. She clearly enjoyed her visit.

I would without a doubt take Sami back to Susan. Unfortunately, I will likely never visit Columbia again. Perhaps Susan will retire to Florida?
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Sasha has a great time at Susan's!! It's like her home away from home. Also, thank you to Susan for accommodating our crazy schedule!
My dog had a great time with Susan! She came home happy, tired and clean! I really loved getting pictures of my dog while we were gone. Also, Susan is great about responding via text--was so easy to set up pick up and drop off times. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
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We are very happy with Sam's first overnighter with Susan and plan to board Sam for a longer period in April. I would definitely recommend Susan to my friends.
Susan is absolutely awesome! When I ask my dog Addie if she wants to go to Susan's her ears perk up. She runs right to her door when we arrive at Susan's. Susan is so good about sending pictures and keeping us up to date with what Addie is doing while hanging out at her house. Thanks Susan!
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As always, Susan is wonderful! Tucker loves going to Miss Susan's and always comes back tired and happy. Thanks again, Susan! :)
So great! I was able to drop Burt off early which worked great with my schedule. Thank you for fitting us in last minute I think he slept harder than ever after his stay!
Susan took great care of Sammy while we were out of town. She was very flexible with drop off and picking up. Sammy must have had a great time while he was there as he was exhausted when we brought him home. Thank you very much!
Our dog came back happy after a long visit. I am sure he enjoyed the large fenced-in backyard and other dogs to play with. Thank you to Susan for taking such great care of him and being so easy to work with.
Susan took great care of Austin as always. Thank you, Dale and Austin
The dogs are always ready for a nap when they get home from Susan's! It's great because it means they have been very active which is way better than when we took the to the vet to be boarded! I will continue to go to Susan when I need a doggy sitter!!
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Very accommodating!
Susan is a wonderful host! Dogs can sense her love of animals and it shows by how they respond to her. She is very flexible with dropping off and picking up and works to adapt to your schedule. Thanks Susan! :)
My pups seemed to have an awesome time! They were so tired from playing when they got home. And Susan was flexible with drop off/pick up times, which was very helpful! Also loved the updates she posted during their stay :)
Susan is great with the dogs and is very flexible in drop off and pick up times!
Susan is great with the dogs and is very flexible in drop off and pick up times!
Susan is great with the dogs and is very flexible in drop off and pick up times!
Amos had a wiggly good time with Susan and the rest of the gang. I'm thankful for the care he received and knew he was safe.
Jewlie seems fit right in and enjoyed the different company and friends she met. I feel greatly happy that this all worked out and Jewlie ate and exercised. Susan was great and met me on my level and schedule, It is really nice to know there are places like hers in Columbia.
I have told all my dog friends about Susan and recommended her.
Thank You Susan!
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Always feel great leaving my dogs with Susan. Our times kept shifting and she was very accommodating. She has some cute fosters right now too - if any one is looking... I always recommend Susan for anyone I know who needs care in Columbia area.
Susan is truly a dog lover. We've used her twice now and our dog Addie is going back this weekend. As soon as I got Addie out of the car the second time staying she started wagging her tail and ran for Susan's front door. Susan provides a home as close to "home" as could be possible. I am so thankful we found her! Thanks Susan!
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Love her. My puppy loves her too. She was happy and I will be happy to recommend Susan any day
Susan always takes good care of Austin. He was very glad to see us when we picked him up but went right to sleep on the way home. She sent my wife pictures of Austin during his stay so we wouldn't worry about him and allow us peace of mind that he was doing great. Susan thank you very much for watching Austin.
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Fabulous! Received pictures of the dogs each day they were with Susan. My dogs were able to run around and even got to play in water. Will definitely keep bringing my dogs to her!
Tucker loves Miss Susan's! He got excited when we were just driving through her neighborhood! He always comes home tired and happy. Susan is nice and very laid back and flexible. Can't ask for more!
Susan takes great care of Austin. She sends pictures of him during his stay so we can rest easy knowing that he is doing well and enjoying his stay.
Susan was absolutely amazing! Our pup had a great time while we were out of town and came home happy to see and tired out. We received a picture of our dog every day which gave us complete peace of mind. We couldn't have been happier with the experience.
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This was our dog's first time at Sharon's but he felt right at home and we had no problems! He was tired when we got home and seemed to have a good time. We are so happy to have found Sharon! She is very nice and personable so we felt completely comfortable leaving Tucker with her for a long weekend when we were out of town. Thanks again, Sharon!
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Couldn't be happier!
Thanks for taking great care of Coco and having him stay as part of your family. He seemed to have had a joyful "summer camp" experience. Also, it was great to get periodic pictures and updates since we were away for over a month.
We didn't worry about our dogs at all while we were gone, LOVE that! :) They were happy to see us of course, but we're sure they enjoyed themselves. Thanks, Susan, for your flexibility and how you care for our pups when we're away.
Susan took very good care of Austin. Susan treated him as if he was her own. She sent several pictures of him over his stay. We greatly appreciated them as we were missing Austin. We will definitely use her in the future and would definitely recommend her to other customers.
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Susan was great, our girls seemed to enjoy their stay! She was also very flexible with us when it came to picking up and dropping off. I definitely prefer this type of boarding to the traditional route, I feel like our pups are more comfortable! Thanks :)
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Thanks, Susan, for taking such good care of Amelia for us. After meeting you, I felt totally confident about leaving Amelia, and she seemed to be very comfortable at your home. She loves being with other dogs, and obviously had a great time with yours. I really appreciated the update photo, too ! I would definitely use your dog-sitting service again if we were in the area.
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Wonderful service start to finish! I didn't worry about a thing.
This is the best boarding experience I've ever had. Susan has a big fenced yard and personable resident dogs for my dog to play with. I received a photo or video clip of my dog with a little note every day letting me know he was doing great, which eased my mind a great deal. She even took him for a walk on the trails a couple of days. My return flight was considerably delayed and she worked with me to adjust the schedule with no complaints. Any time I schedule trips in the future I'll definitely seek boarding with Susan.
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Susan and her family were great as always. Our dog Wyatt had a great time. He has always gotten very stressed out when we boarded him with a kennel or vet but he is always his normal happy self when we pick him up from Susan's. Thanks again!
As always, Star came back from her vacation exhausted and happy. She gets excited when we arrive, I think she knows she is going to get to play with a bunch of friends for a few days. It's much nicer than worrying about her being cooped up in a kennel somewhere.
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Star loves staying with Susan! There are always a bunch of other dogs to play with and she is exhausted when she comes home!

Susan has a great set-up and we are not worried at all about leaving Star there. Star can be a bit of a runner, but there are always gates set-up so she can't make it out the front door, and there is a nice fenced in yard in the back as well. We aren't the least bit concerned when we leave her to play.
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The pictures that Susan sent captured the essence of my dog's personality. She was relaxed when we picked her up and fell asleep on the ride home, she usually is pretty agitiated after boarding. Heather D
We had a great experience with Susan! This was our first time using DogVacay and could not have been more pleased with how things went. Getting pictures of my dog, Rio, during her stay was great and let me relax a bit knowing that Rio was in good hands.
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Perfect as usual.
I needed a "second home" for 2 days a week for my dog while I worked long shifts. By the end of the first stay, my dog was upside down on the couch with her happy face. She only does that when she feels very comfortable so I know she enjoyed her stay. I feel fortunate to have found Susan G.
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Layla had a wonderful time at Susan's as usual. She got to play with so many other furry friends and looked so happy in the pictures Susan sent me each night. I feel so much better about leaving her when I know she'll be in a loving, active home.
Couldn't be happier with my first experience leaving Jack away from home. Susan was amazing with him.
Awesome as usual.
Susan is great. Gus loves it while he is there. But comes home very tired, which okay. I like knowing that he is taken care of like one of her own and not stuck in a kennel some place. I am so glad I found DogVacay.
Mandy had not been kenneled for several years. She was either taken along or stayed with our daughter. Neither was possible this time. I discovered DogVacay while researching online and contacted Susan. We had a meet and greet (and sniff) and felt very comfortable with her relationship with Mandy and her experience. It worked out very well. Mandy is a 10+ year old Golden with hip dysplasia and arthritis. We really didn't want to put her in a kennel and this worked great instead. Susan was very accommodating and kept us informed with pictures and comments. When we returned Mandy was clean and happy (but definitely ready to come home). We definitely would recommend Susan to anyone.
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Susan watched both our dogs for the day for football and tailgating. She was wonderful with them and it was a relief for us not to have to worry about them while we spent time with our college daughter and in the crowds. Have already reserved another doggie day out with her.
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Susan and her family are absolutely awesome sitters. Newman feels at home and gets loads of attention. Susan is wonderful about staying in touch while we are away and assuring us that "our baby" is happy. I would highly recommend Susan.
It was a wonderful experience for both me and my dog! After being couped up in a small SUV for a 2-day trek across country to relocate, my dog Matt was a bundle of nerves. Susan G provided a wonderful, casual home environment where he could chill with other dogs, and enjoy his surroundings instead of being in a dog run for a week! I had no worries knowing Matt was in such good hands. She also provided status reports, and candid pictures throughout the week! Almost better than home! :)
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Susan is the BEST dog sitting experience I've ever had (even among family!). She has a great set up, genuinely cares about the pups, takes time for them every day, and is prompt to reply! My dogs had a great time and slept for days upon their return home! Thank you, Susan!
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WOW!!! Susan was wonderful. We have left Gus at several other places......but never again. She treated him as her own pet. The photo updates were great also. When I saw him laying on the bed, I knew all was well. A thousand "THANK YOU'S"!!!!. God Bless.
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Susan was terrific. She accommodated us and our Cleo from the first day to the last. She sent us 4 or so messages with photos during our 2 wk trip that provided visual evidence that Cleo was having as much fun as we were. In short, we never worried less while apart from our dog and intend on using Susan again. We recommend you use her as well.
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Sawyer had a wonderful time. We had a meet and greet the week before, which assured me that Sawyer would fit in with her dogs. The photos during our weekend away let us know that she was having fun with her new buddies while we were gone. She was excited to see us, but so tired when we got home. I bet she ran around and played all day - much more exercise than she would have gotten anywhere else.
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Max had great experience at Susan's.
Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! We never worry when our dogs are with Susan and her family. Their house is a magical dog haven.
Truly a pawsome experience. Susan was so warm and welcoming when we first met and when we dropped Newman off for a five day stay. She was especially thoughtful by letting us know he was doing well and fitting right into the family by e-mail. She even sent pictures which we so appreciated. I would highly recommend Susan if you want a special boarding experience for your pet.
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Wonderful! Pepper always has a great time and Susan is so accommodating for last minute changes in delivery/pick up times. Pepper has spent as long as three weeks at a time with Susan and always has a happy experience.
We were apprehensive about leaving our little dog with a stranger, since he is prone to separation anxiety. When we picked him up two days later, though, he was actually a bit reluctant to be returned to us. This turned out to be a good experience and we would certainly consider using Susan's services again.
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This was the first time that we have left our dog for more than a few hours, so making a decision was vey hard! Susan was awesome in allowing us to come over and meet her and the other dogs a few weeks before we left and then set us at least one picture a day of Bailey while we were gone. Her kindness and love for dogs shows in every aspect! I would highly recommend Susan and know that I can now plan vacations and Bailey will be taken care of!
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We have been blessed with our sixth grandson! He was a week later than his "due date." Susan and the kind folks at DogVacay were infinitely flexible with the dates of our reservation, so that we could go stay with our daughter when the baby was born. Meanwhile, Tucker had a great time staying with Susan, her family, and their other doggy guests! Thanks so very much, Susan! Marybeth
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My dog, Layla, is extremely special to me and I only want the best for her when I have to leave town. She had a fantastic time with Susan and her family. They treated her like one of their own and it made me feel so much more comfortable leaving her when I was out of town. I really appreciate all Susan does, and I will definitely be leaving Layla with her again when needed. Layla had a great time and I am so happy!
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Great with our dog. Professional.
Susan is really a "dog person". My dog likes being one of her pack.
Happy healthy pup. Even better, a tired little pup, it seems like he had a great time and must have played a lot with the other dogs. Thanks again for a stress-free vacation. -Kate
Great experience! My dog gets very anxious at more traditional boarding facilities but when I picked him up after our vacation he acted like he had been staying with a family member. Thanks so much!
Susan was Great. Gunner seemed right at home with her. We will most definitely use Susan again. Susan Thank you so much. You make me feel so much better about leaving Gunner. I know he will be in good hand with you. Christine
Susan and her family are wonderful. This was my first time and I am getting ready to book with her again. She treats all of her guests like her own. Her son and Brie became buddies upon meeting. Many thanks to Susan and Dogvacay!! I have and will continue to recommend this to friends.
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Susan was great! She sent us picture updates, which was a really nice bonus and kept us at ease. We'll definitely ask Susan again if we need to travel without our dog in the future. Thanks Susan!
I was pleased. My dog was well taken care of...spoiled actually! :). So it was a good "vacay" for him, too! I would definitely recommend Susan H. Nice big backyard for pups to play in.
Susan is great. She even sent pics and emailed us about Max while we were gone.
Our dog had a great time playing with everyone at Susan's, and was obviously well cared for. We also found out that he likes kitty cats. Susan and her family really know and love dogs.
Thank you Susan! It was great to relax & know Idgit was safe and happy. He obviously played a lot & was worn out when he got home - like summer camp for dogs!
Max had a great time at Susan's!
Susan was great with Toto and we loved getting the picture of him having playtime in the backyard! We will use her again with all our dogs!
We are getting ready to move back to Vermont. No more little excursions in and around MO. This means Annie will miss having a first rate dog sitter. We can't recommend Sue enough! She knows dogs. And dogs love her. Her whole family takes part and the dogs are content at her house. Annie learned to get along with all kinds of dogs and puppies. She also came back to us happy and healthy, all her needs met as requested. If you live in Columbia, MO, you can't find a better dog sitter!
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As anyone reading these reviews can see, we keep coming back. We will soon leave for Vermont and will certainly miss our dog sitter!
As always, Annie had a good time at Sue's so we could travel with peace of mind!
Sue is the best!
Very pleasant, experienced with taking care of dogs. No problems. Recommend and would use again.
So I'm a bit overprotective of my dog, and being new to Columbia, AND never having left my dog with anyone but a family member before, I was nervous to have to go away. But Susan is wonderful and took such great care of my pooh bear. She kept me updated via text and sent me photos of Tails, which gave me comfort while away from him. I'll definitely keep in touch with her & ask her to help if I need to leave Tails again. She's a great person & an obvious dog lover. Highly recommended.
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Susan was absolutely wonderful and on such short notice. Brannigan was well cared for and I would feel very comfortable using Susan again. It was so obvious that Susan is a warm person who cares a great deal for dogs. Fantastic experience!
Susan and her whole family are wonderful with dogs! She gave Annie her pill and food, and took her for walks, and Annie got to sleep in a bedroom, which is a must for her. Annie gets to spend time with other dogs, in doors and out. Susan's long experience being a foster home to rescued dogs looking for new families shows in the way Annie, who is usually shy, made friends with Susan readily, and with her dogs.
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Susan was a great host for Albert! She was very kind and flexible with scheduling. I love that Albert had lots of friends, both human and furry, for his vacay! Susan obviously loves and understands dogs. I felt very comfortable leaving Albert with her and would recommend her services without hesitation!
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I am so glad we were able to find Susan! She took great care of our dog and even gave her medication. The entire time we were gone I did not have to worry at all. Highly recommend!
Susan is fabulous! She fosters with Columbia Second Chance, so she can handle just about any dog-related issue. My senior rat terrier had been prescribed medication right before his stay with Susan, and she said it was no problem. He also had a little separation anxiety after I left, so both she and her daughter spent some cuddle time with him. She is quick to respond to messages, and she texted me some super-sweet photos of my dog while I was out of town, which certainly made me feel better about being away from my baby.
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