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Connie & Ron P.

79 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Connie & Ron's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
6 yr 3 mo old

Connie & Ron's House

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

About Connie & Ron

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
1 pup $33 a night

2 pups (same family) still $60 a night ($30 each). :@)
Let us know before booking so we can send you a Custom Quote reflecting the lower rate.

WE ONLY ACCEPT SMALL BREEDS (not to exceed 30 pounds) but no puppies. :@D
All our pup guests MUST be SPAYED or NEUTERED and must be totally HOUSEBROKEN. We love older dogs but if your pooch is too old or sick to hold his own pee and poo, we must decline.

Now about us...
We are a stay at home artist (Connie) and a stay at home writer (Ron) living in Cary. We are empty nesters now and have a large house in a quiet cul-de-sac. We both work from home so... we are always here! Because we are equally committed to caring for your dogs, you are getting 2 awesome dog sitters for the price of 1.

We are taking care of our "grand dog" Izzy for a year or so, so she will be our resident dog. She is a sweet and very gentle 6 yr old 38 pd. spaniel mix. She has been around multiple times as we have boarded other dogs and has never been anything but friendly and calm.

*Our ultimate maximum amount of dogs at one time is just 4 and they are little dogs so... not an intense and stressful atmosphere for your dog.

We had a 6 ft. fence installed in our back yard so the pooches can run and play to their hearts delight and a BRAND NEW DECK for their sunbathing needs. :@) Of course, all outside time is supervised.

Walks, snuggles, belly rubs and play ! Your doggie will be treated as one of the family.

* For Over Night Boarding , our rate is $33 a night per dog and If you have 2 dogs in your family the rate is $60 ($30 each). Our check-out time is 3 pm.
If you cannot pick up your dog until later, then Xtra Care rates apply @ $5.00 an hour after 4 pm.

Thank You. Now go enjoy your vacation while your pups enjoy theirs!

Ron and Connie

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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Connie & Ron P.

79 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Connie & Ron's Home
$33 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
79 Reviews
Connie and Ron were great hosts to Cooper. This was our first time leaving Cooper with non-family and after meeting Connie in her home before the visit we knew she would be in great hands. Thank you again for keeping us updated throughout the stay and for taking such great care of Cooper.
Connie and Ron are wonderful with Yogi. My husband and I felt so comfortable leaving our little guy with them. In fact yogi is staying there next week as well. It gives us such peace of mind knowing he's loved and cared for so well.
Connie and Ron are so sweet and loving!! They uploaded photos and videos of my baby for me from time to time. I felt so much at ease while I was away, knowing my baby was very well taken care of. I am so happy they accepted my dog to take care. I will definitely use them again when I have to be away from home. Thank you!!
Thanks again for taking Scooter last minute! We are so grateful he enjoys being at your home!
Connie and Ron are Scooter's second home. Thanks for taking such good care of him!
Scooter had a nice time and Connie's pics are always nice and fun to see. Very happy with Connie and Ron's service.
This was my first experience with DogVacay and Connie and Ron exceeded my expectations. They were so generous to open their home to my dog with special needs and separation anxiety. I'm so happy to have found them. Connie and Ron provided me with lots of humorous photo and video updates. They provided me with a sense of ease knowing that my dog was in a friendly environment and I didn't have to worry about him. Thanks again Connie and Ron!
Connie and Ron are great! Bubba feels right at home with them. They keep me updated with Photos and notes as to his days away.
We feel very fortunate in finding Connie and Ron to care for Jackie. They are very special people and care deeply for their visiting pups. From the reservation to the pick up, they were top notch! They provide daily updates that are awesome. We could tell Jackie loved being with them and we look forward to her staying again!
Connie & Ron were wonderful with our older Bichon. She sent a couple of cute pics while we were away, and it gave us peace of mind that our pup looked content. I highly recommend Connie & Ron they did an absolutely wonderful job!
Once again Connie made Scooter feel at home (and his owners rest at ease)! We can always count on Connie and Ron!
Took great care of our two dogs.
Would not leave Cooper anywhere else if possible. Our very nervous dog comes home from vacation calm and happy. Thanks to Connie and Ron.
We have employed Connie & Ron's services multiple times now and can't recommend them highly enough! Our two doggies are always very well cared for and come home all tuckered out and happy after days of fun with their friends (both dog + human).
Top rating for Connie & Ron! So happy to have found this lovely couple. We are booked for a week in the summer and wanted to have a short/stay visit before so they could get to know my Gracie and she could get to know them. Connie is so gracious as this is our first experience with and my dog has special needs with diet, etc...and I'm always a bit anxious about this. Connie welcomed us the opportunity to visit twice prior to Gracie's stay. Gracie loved them from the start and was immediately comfortable in their home and they made me feel very comfortable as well, asked great questions and have been very sweet through the entire experience. I received a video and some pictures ...and some wonderful updates on what Gracie was doing....I know she had a great time. They really have a wonderful set up and they truly opened their home to Gracie and I hear she even had a nice spot at the end of the bed at night. Thank you both Connie and Ron!
Rocky had a wonderful vacay at Connie & Ron's house. They gave him lots of TLC and treated Rocky very well. I will definitely book Rocky's dog vacay with them in the future.
When we picked up our puppy, she was so happy and we could tell she had a great time with Connie!!
They went for walks and played with another dog that was staying with Connie. We have already booked another stay with Connie and are thrilled that we found her!!!
Connie and Ron are fantastic sitters. I received pictures and updates daily. Ringo had a wonderful time staying with them and made some new friends. I was stuck in the airport for an extra day and they kindly accommodated Ringo another night without hesitation. I am thankful to know when I am away Ringo has a home away from home.
We have a little rescue who has stolen our hearts. We would never put him in a kennel, and are fussy about who watches him. This is the second time we have used Connie and Ron and our little guy has loved it both times. They only take small dogs, 4 max, and it is a perfect play group without the intimidation of larger dogs. Connie and Ron are kind, patient and, simply put, wonderful!
Great hosts!!!! This is the second time Jasper has stayed with Connie and Ron and he had a great time!!!
Connie and Ron were wonderful hosts. I got pictures every day which were so nice to see. I could see Fergus was very comfortable with them and felt right at home. The fenced in back yard was a real treat because he doesn't have one at home. It's large and very secure. They are kind and lovely people and I had not a worry while my dog was with them.
I hate leaving my dog while traveling, and this visit was the second Lily stayed with Connie and Ron. My usually hesitant pup pranced right in to their home and couldn't wait for me to leave so that she could get busy exploring and hanging out! Connie sent constant pictures and updates, and took great care of my baby. They are worth ten stars!
Connie and Ron are the best. I sometimes wonder if by little Bubba even misses us. We have had issues with boarding him in the past due to him going on starvation stents. This is no longer an issue. He is happy and we are very happy
After an unhappy experience at a kennel, we knew we had to find another overnight situation for Ozzy, our little shih tzu and poodle mix rescue. We hit gold when we find Connie and Ron. They only accept small dogs, and Ozzy was instantly a member of the mini pack. They sent us pictures and we spoke almost daily. Ozzy spent much of his time on Connie's lap, which she graciously allowed. Best of all we relaxed and enjoyed our time away. We will use Connie and Ron again and again - thank you!
Kelly stayed with Connie and Ron 8 nights. This was the best experience ever. So happy Kelly has a great place to go when we are out of town. She loves the fenced in back yard and having friends to play with. Such a warm and loving atmosphere!!
This is the second time that Penny has stayed with Connie and Ron and wont be the last! They are fantastic. Penny is a rescue and I have kept her on a very rigid routine and Connie and Ron care for Penny like she is their own without any hesitation.

Unlike another at home boarding experience, Penny returns very calm and happy. I love getting the daily pictures most of all!!

Connie and Ron have a warm home and a great backyard. I feel completely comfortable leaving Penny in their care and I think Penny enjoys her time with new friends, both the furry and the human kind, very much.

I have already booked Penny for two more trips and feel I have found a great second home for my little fur baby.
Josie felt right at home with Connie and Ron at their dog friendly home. She will be going back to stay with them again soon and I know she'll be looking forward to it. They are a very caring and competent couple.
We are new to the area and I was nervous about leaving our 7 year old puggle. No need to worry. I knew from the initial interview that Lily would be in very good hands with Connie and Ron. We received daily updates and pics. The experience was seamless and we hope Lily will be staying with them again the next time we go away!
Awesome experience for our little guy. Connie and Ron were very welcoming and able to put Colby (and us) at ease on his first visit. Through the updates and pictures they provided us during his stay it was very easy to see Colby was happy and content. He settled in quickly and enjoyed their companionship. Having him stay in their home environment was comforting for us. They cared for Colby as if he was in his own home. We highly recommend booking with them and look forward to all of Colby's future stays! Thank you Connie and Ron.
Our little guy was very well cared for. He was happy to see us, but I don't think he would have minded staying with Connie and Ron. I think he was treated as the king he thinks he is.
Connie and Ron were great with Jasper!!! They have a lovely fenced in yard which Jasper could frolic in and they took him on walks regularly. Connie was very responsive to all of our messages and sent pictures daily! It was our first time with Connie and Ron, but based on how sad Jasper was to leave their house last night, we will definitely use them in the future.
Connie and Ron were excellent dog sitters as usual. They take care of our pug, Samson very well. We will always have them take care of him.
As always, a great stay for the girls! Thanks!
Connie and Ron did a great job with my two dachshunds. They were very attentive and made sure to keep the dogs safe and happy. Connie sent me numerous pictures of the dogs sunbathing and exploring the yard. I can tell my two little guys had a great time. I will book with Connie again.
My mini doxie loved staying with Connie and Ron! They took great care of her, and when she came back, she wasn't nearly as anxious as she usually is when puppysat. They provided great pictures and updates. Will definitely use again! Thanks!
Connie and Ron are very good with our older pug, Samson. They are responsible and very caring dog people. We certainly recommend pet owners in their area to consider them.
Our dog stayed with Connie and Ron for the first time. It was my first experience with DogVacay, and it was a great one! They have a wonderful set up at their home, with a fenced in back yard for the dogs to play. They were very loving with our dog, and I could tell that she had a great time. Ron played catch with her in the yard, and made sure that she had plenty of exercise (she has a lot of energy). They sent photos of her, and would email me if they had any questions about her routine etc. I would highly recommend them!
We are so happy to have found Connie and Ron to keep our dog Oakley for a long weekend! The picture updates were great as they gave us peace of mind that he was having a great time and was being well cared for! We never had to worry while we were on vacation! Would recommend 100%.
Another great stay with Connie! My lucky baby loves you!
Connie was very accommodating for our 2 fur babies. We were traveling through the area and needed someone for just a few nights. I depend heavily on reviews. She did not disappoint. She understands the different personalities and asks all the right questions. I would use her again.
Connie was great making the reservation was easy and simple. She was very helpful and most of all she took very good care of my Fur Baby Thank you very much Connie we will see you again... :)
Connie and Ron were perfect hosts for Scooter's first Vacay. He is SO MUCH MORE relaxed than when he stayed at kennels in the past. What a wonderful experience for Scooter and us! The photos and messages were timely and reassuring. We'll be back soon!
Connie and Ron are wonderful! Our Winston is a timid soul and they were great with him. I could tell from the pictures that he felt at home with them and was happy. They took the time to learn all about him and were so excited to see him. They treated him like he was their personal dog. A terrific place for a furbaby to stay!
Another great stay with Connie!
Cooper had fun with Connie. Her fenced backyard is great for dogs who want lots of freedom to play!
Amazing and wonderful, as always. Even with rainy days, April and Roscoe were happy.
Connie and her husband are the best!! My dog, Lacy, had never stayed with anyone but family and is a bit timid. In unfamiliar places she usually is nervous and stays right beside me but this did not happen in Connie's home. Lacy immediately started walking around and sniffing things. I would highly recommend Connie. Your dog will be well taken care of and loved!!!
This was my first experience with dogvacay and I could not be happier! Connie and her family were awesome. I appreciated the updates while away and even more importantly came home to a happy dog!
Connie is just amazing. This was the first stay for our new rescue pup, who is very high energy. Connie took it all in stride and gave both our pups a fun and good weekend. Our dogs love Connie and we do, too.
Connie is a wonderful, caring and attentive host. Roscoe felt as though he was at home - she took great care of him and made his first stay with her comfortable and fun. We know that we have zero worries when Roscoe is at home with Connie. That peace of mind and a happy pup when we return is why we will bring Roscoe back to Connie's soon!
Connie and her husband took extremely good care of my dog and sent picture updates often so I could see how much fun they were having. I highly recommend Connie to anyone looking for someone to take great care of their dog!
Since rescuing my little "Piccadilly" (Rough Jack) from Animal Control, she has always gone to stay at "Camp G'ma & G'pa" but circumstances have changed and my elderly parents can't manage anymore. I almost couldn't bear to leave my little girl with a stranger but we did a "meet n' greet" with Connie & Ron and instantly felt their warmth. They are very kind and nurturing, REAL "dog people" and I knew, immediately, that THIS was the place! I LOVE it that the dogs are welcome to sleep in bed with them! (just like home) and are welcome on the sofa, so they can enjoy looking out the front window! Connie & Ron are soooo laid back.....but the best part according to "Dilly", is the deck and FENCED YARD!!!
"Dilly" is an "escape artist" and will thumb-her-nose and keep running, if she gets loose! but, not to worry! This brand new fence has no "escape holes" and is at least 6' high!
My little girl loves nothing more than being out in the fresh air, watching for squirrels and getting lost in her little doggie thoughts!
Thank you, Connie & Ron! What a find!
This truly was a "Vacation" for "Dilly".
Lucky loves Connie as she is his family already! I think Connie is the best for my baby!
Connie was an awesome pet sitter for our Westie, Gretta. She sent updates and pictures of the wonderful time Gretta was having- I really appreciated that. When I picked Gretta up, it was so clear to me that she had been well cared for and loved while we were gone. We will definitely use Connie again in the future for pet sitting Gretta.
Connie & her husband took great care of Toutsie Cha Cha. She also had a good time with Westie guests. She would like to stay with them again because she had wonderful time & love Yorkies! Thanks so much!! Cute pics too:)
Connie was fantastic. We tried to board Floyd last year and it was a disaster. This situation was so much better for our people-loving little guy. Floyd had people contact and was allowed to snuggle on the sofa which is really what he needs. Connie sent us several pictures and updates over the 2 weeks we were away. Floyd was happy and had no signs of anxiety when we picked him up. It was obvious he was loved and had a great time.
My dog enjoys going to Connie's house. They treat her like one of the family. Ginger goes right in the house and immediately makes herself at home without hesitation. She is obviously very happy there!
This was Max's second time with Connie. We feel great about leaving our dog with her. Max always has a wonderful time at her house. The pictures she sends us, while away, are highly appreciated. I would not hesitate to use Connie again....
Our dog had a wonderful stay with Connie. She felt very welcome from the moment she entered the home. Connie wanted to know all about her routine and personality to make our dog feel as comfortable as possible while away from home. Pictures that were sent while we were away were a nice surprise. Glad our first experience with DogVacay and Connie was such a success!
When we have to leave our pups, we love knowing that they're in the best of hands, and Connie and Ron are the absolute best. We know that they're getting the care and attention they need, and Peggy Sue and Luigi LOVE going to stay there. :)
Connie was very good with our pug,Samson. He is an older dog and she took very good care of him. She took time to take pictures and sent them to us while we were away. That was the extra touch so we knew all was well with him. We will be glad to have her sit for Samson in the future.
Connie was very friendly and Cooper had a great time!
Ruby thoroughly enjoyed Connie's fenced-in backyard, and we really appreciated the pictures. Thanks so much to Connie & family for taking great care of Ruby while we were away.
Barley and Emma have never spent the night away from family and did quite well with Connie. I was a bit anxious leaving them for their trial run but everyone did great! Connie emailed me cute pictures of the dogs playing in the yard during their stay. I think Barley and Emma had a great time and I would feel completely comfortable having them stay with Connie again.
Our 2 yorkie boys are always glad to come and happy with their stay. Connie is very accommodating and handles their needs and little quirky habits very professionally. Thanks!
Being a host on dogvacay myself, I should say that I am very picky when it comes to boarding my own dog. Once I met Connie I felt confident she would give it her all to help Cubbie adapt during his stay. She did that and much more. I can not thank Connie enough for opening her home during the holidays. Connie is definitely a 5 star host!
Thank you!
Gayle Balliet
Grace was very happy staying with Connie and her husband over the Christmas holiday. She made a friend with another dog also being home boarded that week and the two, very high energy pups, seemed to really enjoy running around in their fenced in yard.

Grace was bit by another dog the morning before we had to drop her off. Connie was very understanding with the special circumstances around cleaning the area with hydrogel we left with her. Very sweet couple. I felt very comfortable leaving Grace with them.
Connie is very perceptive to what the dogs need individually. My 2 pups are always treated with their separate needs in mind even if they sometimes act as one... They were very eager to come back at drop off last time!
If there were more than 5 stars, I would give Connie an even higher rating. She went above and beyond all my expectations. I felt as though I was leaving my dog with a family friend. Connie and her family are absolutely wonderful!
Connie and Ron are so warm and they made our old dogs feel right at home. They kept in touch with us during the "vacay" to let us know how the pups were doing, and even sent pictures to us via email.

Thanks for taking such excellent care of our pups! :)
The boys had a great time with Connie and the patient paw-friend Alex! The back yard with the fence is wonderful and safe.
I was more than pleased with my first experience of leaving Finley with Connie. He got walks, lots of outside time and lots of love. Connie sent pictures of him enjoying the great outdoor backyard space and reassured me that he was eating. I felt very comfortable leaving Finley, and knew that he was well taken care of while I was away. Thank you.
This was the first time that we've left our baby with a sitter. Connie was FABULOUS and we will definitely use her again. She took great care of Sir Winston and sent updates and photos daily!
This was our first experience with DogVacay and we were delighted with the care our dog Alex received from Connie and Ron. He was walked, played with, exercised and we picked up a happy dog. We absolutely recommend them to others and plan on using them when needed. Thanks Connie and Ron!!
Great day at Connies pup-haven!
Connie was a great host! My 10-year old had a great time with her family. Connie took care of my dog very careful and full of attention. She also sent lots of pictures letting me know he was having a great time. Highly recommended!
Connie was a great host! Very flexible on drop off and pick up. She was very conscientious about Cash's needs, checking in with me on his schedule and any special instructions. She sent a ton of pictures letting me know he was having a great time. The great thing about this host is that she genuinely wants to give your pooch her full attention and meet their individual needs so will make sure she only accepts reservations with this in mind. Cash will definitely be back again to visit his new friend!
Connie was great with Dixie this weekend! It was the first time I had left my pup with someone so I was a little nervous. But Dixie had a great time, which I was able to see from the pictures Connie sent me. Connie was very keen on following my instructions and keeping up with the routine I have established with Dixie. Overall, highly recommended!
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