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Patty A.

39 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 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
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Patty's Resident Pets

Dewey
Labrador Retriever
Male
2 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Patty's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Patty

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have over 30 years experience as a dog walker and pet sitter. Dogs are welcome to stay in my home or their own. At my super clean home, your dog will receive 2 walks a day and as much outdoor fun as they want in our huge fenced in acre yard that is completely enclosed by a 3 board fence that is fronted by heavy wire from top to ground. They are allowed on all of our furniture and are welcome as long as they are friendly with our sweet black lab Dewey, other dogs and cats. I will pet sit in your home if you would prefer and I have lots of great references. My dog is 95+ pounds, so I'm used to big dogs but also have experience with small dogs. I do dog walking and pet check-ins too. I am a 55-year-old stay at home mom with a husband and two children, 16 and 21. We live in Lewes, off of 24 and Angola Road and our house is on an acre that backs to state land; a very country setting. Animals and especially dogs and cats are my passion in life and I will treat your pets like my own, like my children. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Patty A.

39 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 26, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Patty's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Patty's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$34 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$17 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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39 Reviews
We have found the perfect dog boarding home for our dog Kolby. He stayed overnight again at Patty's on Thanksgiving night. We love that Kolby has lots of room to run and play with Dewey and other dogs in Patty's very large and shaded fenced back yard. Even though he is happy to see us when we go to pick him up to bring him home, he seems to be hesitant about leaving his fine home away from home. That makes us happy!
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Patty's home was the perfect spot for our very active little Sailor! She was treated with care and love - and came home totally happy and totally pooped! No cooped up cages here but a wonderful fenced in yard where our pup could run and play with her new friends - and then come in and be cuddled by Patty and her great family. What a relief! With the frequent pics and updates, we felt great about leaving her in Patty's watchful care!
Thank you, Patty. You're our family now - we'll be back soon!
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We normally take Abby with us everywhere we go, but were going to meet our first grandchild in California and staying for 10 days to help out. Patty was the absolute best solution to what to do with Abby. As soon as I met her I felt comfortable leaving Abby in her care. Her daily pictures & text messages made me feel even more comfortable knowing Abby was getting treated like royalty the whole time she was there. I was almost afraid she wouldn't want to come home with us! I wouldn't hesitate to leave Abby with Patty again ever. She is the sweetest kindest person & loves dogs!! Abby came home completely stress free. Thank you Patty for taking one of the greatest worries off our plate!!
you are the best!
Pat,Linda & Abby XXOO
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Patty (and her family) are wonderful. I knew from the first time I met her at our meet and greet that Tucker would be in good hands. I received daily texts (with pictures) both morning and evening of what Tucker did during the day. Having a large fenced in yard for Tucker to play in every day was great The furniture was covered so he could be on the sofa or chair, which is what he is used to at home. I believe Tucker had such a great time hanging out with Patty and her family that she will definitely be our first call when we are in need of a sitter for Tucker. I highly recommend her services to others looking for someone caring and trustworthy to care for their furry family member.
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Nicky had a great stay at Patty's, enjoying the yard and human and canine companionship. We truly appreciated the great pictures Patty sent during Nicky's stay!
We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant and positive experience for our 5 year old English Springer Spaniel, Kolby, during his two night stay at Patty's. I felt very comfortable leaving Kolby at Patty's after having met her, her family and their friendly black lab Dewey during our Meet and Greet. Kolby loves to run and play with other dogs which he could do in Patty's hudge shaded back yard. We appreciated receiving the daily texts messages and pictures of Kolby from Patty confirming that Kolby was having a great time at their home. I think he was disappointed to see us when we picked him up a couple days later to bring him home! I highly recommend Patty's Dog Ranch. We look forward to boarding Kolby there often in the future and also taking him there for Day Care.
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We were very satisfied with the great care Patty gave our dog, Murphy. He had a huge fenced in back yard to play in, complete with a pal, Patty ' s dog Dewey! We definitely will bring Murphy back for a repeat visit!
I can't say enough about Patty, her family and of course their sweet lab Dewey for the care they have provided to my 2 year old wheaten terrier, Lincoln. It's always tough leaving your fur baby when unable to take them with you. But, you can rest assured your pup will be well taken care of and have a blast while you are away! Patty is extremely caring, attentive and very experienced in caring for dogs, Lincoln had so much fun frolicking in Patty's beautiful fenced in back yard. Patty and family treated Lincoln like one of their own. I highly recommend Patty and her "Doggy Ranch" :)
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We highly recommend Patty! Our dog spent 8 days at Patty's house recently and we felt confident she was in great hands. Our dog loves Patty's huge fenced in yard and playing with her black lab. I think our dog feels she is on vacation at Patty's house! She is well cared for and gets plenty of affection and attention from Patty's family. Patty sends us the cutest photos of our dog cuddling on their couch. She is easy to get in touch with too. We are so thrilled our dog feels at home there and will continue to use Patty's services whenever we go away.
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A repeat customer and very happy customer! Our pup Lucy is always well cared for and I know she enjoys the love and attention that is showered on her during her stay at Patty's. She is treated like family and for that we are ever grateful.
Patty's (centrally located!) house was dog heaven for our pup! She loved the backyard and hanging out with all of the other pups. Patty was extremely kind and accommodating and made sure to send us pupdates throughout the day!! We felt very comfortable leaving our pup with Patty while we were able to enjoy some of the surrounding attractions! Thanks Patty!
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Patty and her family were great! They were warm and welcoming from the moment we arrived with our lab Keyser. They welcomed him with open arms and we felt they treated him as part of their family right from the start. Although we missed our pup we knew he was in capable/loving hands.We will absolutely use them again when visiting the area- HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Patty was so welcoming and our pooch enjoyed his afternoon with Dewey. I loved that Patty sent a picture and quickly answered all our questions via text message.
Our puppy had the time of his life with Patty and her family! They were loving, attentive, and kept us updated each day. He came to them with a sore back, and Patty gave him his medicine each day and kept him safe and happy. It was so reassuring to know that our dog was in such excellent care--it really allowed us to enjoy our vacation. We would recommend Patty without any reservations, and we will definitely be back. A real pleasure!
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Patty welcomed Prince on a very short notice and her and her family treated Prince as their own from the time he walked in the door. She kept us informed with pics and videos the entire time. I would definitely take Prince back to Patty in a heartbeat.
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We had a fantastic DogVacay experience with Patty this past week! First, Patty is an absolute animal lover and it shows in how she treated our dog with affection and kindness. Second, Patty's backyard is so spacious, shady, and safely fenced - perfect for dogs who love to run around or just hang out in the shade. We will definitely be back!
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Patty was wonderful. She made me feel at ease while leaving my fur babies in her care. I will definitely call on her again during our next vacation! The dogs loved it too!
Patty was great! As soon as we got to her house I felt fine about leaving Copper with Patty and her family. They were very comfortable having dogs in their home and had a huge fenced yard for them to
Play safely. She sent us as photo everyday along with a nice note. I highly recommend her and plan to be in touch next time we go to the shore.
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Patty was fantastic! Our 19 month old lab Nico had a wonderful vacation at her house. He has had a hard time in the past in a traditional kennel setting, but seemed to have a great time at Patty's house. He had ample opportunity to run and play in her huge fenced in back yard. He loved playing with her sweet lab and clearly received a lot of attention and love. Patty sent many photos and updates and Nico seemed so happy and content. I would highly recommend Dogvacay and Patty in particular, she was a fantastic host!
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This was the first time that I have ever left a pet with anyone but family and leaving Marley with Patty was the next best thing. She was positively wonderful with him and sent me pictures so that I could see how happy he was there.
We were so pleased to find Patty during our last visit to Rehoboth Beach. Our young Beagle mix "Stella" enjoyed spending the day sniffing around the fenced back yard and playing with the family dog. Bonus, she was allowed to lounge on the couch which is her second favorite thing to do. At the end of the day, she was happy and ready to nap for the long ride home. Thanks Patty!
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Our dog had a wonderful time with Patty!! She spent a week with her while we were on vacation. We were nervous about leaving her that long but our dog did great at Patty's house. She loves her huge fenced yard and got lots of belly rubs and personalized attention from Patty and family. We highly recommend Patty!
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A very personal and professional experience. Great outdoor space and a warm, welcoming feel towards us and our labrador. This was like summer camp for him and much better than sightseeing with us for the day.
We love Patty's new fenced in yard. It's enormous! She always takes such good care of our dog.
Patti was awesome. My standard poodle had the time of his life playing with her dog and running around in the large fenced backyard. He slept in their bed, on the couch, and generally wherever he wanted; he was right at home. We received photos and text messages every day or so to see how much fun he was having. He was well fed, his was given his medication and had plenty of toys to play with. He came back happy, healthy and totally relaxed.
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Our pup unfortunately got sick and couldn't have her sleepover, but Patty was super accommodating and understanding about the last minute cancellation. She was also very responsive and sweet and was ready to follow our puppy's crazy crate training schedule and nighttime wakeups. Can't wait to reschedule!
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Patty did a wonderful job with my senior citizen Jack Russell! Luna was in great shape after her week long stay with Patty!
Another great overnight experience at Patty's house! Our dog is well cared for there and she loves her daily walks with Patty. She is treated as one of the family.
We were in town for the NASCAR race at Dover. We found Patty's house as a wonderful place for Lily, our great dane, to be while we had to be away. Patty responds quickly and loves on the dogs as they were her own. I highly recommend Patty's house for all your dog sitting needs.
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Patty and her entire family are loving and more important actually liked my Izzy. Her home and acre yard are very conducive to going on vacation and she has a wonderful dog that Izzy loved to play with. Over the 9 days other dogs came as guests and it seems my Dog had a wonderful time meeting these new friends. When we picked him up it was apparent that Izzy had come to love Patty and she him. While we were gone patty sent many pictures and updated us on his stay . I am thrilled to have found her and will definitely come back
Jody K
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Our dog had a FABULOUS day with Patty and her family! We have had problems boarding her due to the stress it causes her but she really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere at Patty's. We used Patty for one day while we were traveling so we could spend the afternoon at Funland and we didn't have to worry about our dog at all. When we got her back to our campsite that evening she was all tuckered out from her day!! I would recommend Patty to anyone and will definitely use her again if/when we return to the area.
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I had never heard of DogVacay until I was searching options online. This is where I found Patty. (I hate putting my pet in a kennel, "Doggie Jail". Since this was all new I called and asked a few questions then ask if I could bring "Izzy" over to meet Patty. We talked about likes & dislikes and how she treated her guests. When I left thought that she seemed like the perfect place to leave Izzy for a week and made the reservation. It was a great decision as Patty stayed in touch with me all week by text. They loved each other and Izzy had a great time. She played with Dewey, Patty's black lab, all week. When I brought her home she had, had so much fun she slept for 2 days. Patty and her family are great and they treated Izzy as one of their family. We will definitely return and I would urge everyone to give her a try. You won't be disappointed.
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Lucy, our yellow lab, had a great time w/ Patty for her long weekend vacay. Patty was very caring and responsive to all our questions and concerns. It's a relief to know she has a friendly home environment to go to when we have to go away. The pictures sent to us everyday were priceless. Thank you Patty!
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We decided late to take a trip for a week and unfortunately our regular dogvacay sitter, Joe, was all booked so I went back to the website and found a new sitter had been added to our area. Patty and her family took our doggie for a week and did a wonderful job. We have never left our dog for a whole week before so I as quite concerned. I soon knew I did not have to worry because we got lots of messages and photos throughout the week and we felt confident our Izzy was in good hands and happy on her vacation! I would not hesitate to leave her with Patty again and I can certainly recommend her warm and friendly home to anyone.
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Patty was great! Our pup Lucy loved her stay and had a blast playing with Dewey. Patty sent updates and pictures so I knew how Lucy was getting along. She was loved just as if she was at home. I wouldn't hesitate to rebook with Patty.
Patty encouraged me to visit their home prior to bringing Max. That visit addressed the majority of my concerns.

Max was welcomed into their home as a member rather than a visitor. He received more exercise opportunities than I provide him! Patty made sure to update me with daily messages and pictures.

Patty also offered to pick Max up and bring him home which was a true surprise.

I wouldn't hesitate to use Patty in the future as Max was treated so well.
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Patty took our nine week old puppy on very short notice. He stayed with her and her pack the entire day, and came back happy and exhausted. She sent pictures of him throughout the day, and was helpful and fair when my payment through DogVacay was incorrect. Would definitely recommend Patty and will use her again!
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Our Beagle mix visited Patty for daycare. It was her second time staying at the house and the moment we pulled up, she couldn't wait to get out and greet Patty and her dog! This confirmed to me that my dog is happy and well cared for at Patty's house. During the day, Patty took her on a long walk and gave her plenty of outside play time. I love that Patty sends me photos of my dog at play. Patty is simply terrific and we will definitely use her again!
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Patty is such a tremendous find! We have a 1 year old Beagle mix who had never been boarded before and we had to go away for 3 nights. We were naturally nervous about finding a good pet sitter because our dog can be a little anxious in certain settings. Patty's home was exactly what we were looking for - a warm, loving household with plenty of room to play inside and out (her yard is huge). Plus, Patty has a super friendly black lab who got along GREAT with our dog. That really is an understatement - they quickly became best buds. While we were away, Patty sent us videos and photos twice a day that captured our dog's activities and personality so well. We could tell by the photos that our dog was relaxed, happy, and getting plenty of exercise through frequent walks and playtime with Patty's dog. Patty was very responsive to our emails and we never doubted that our dog was in good hands. Best of all, we found a responsible pet sitter who loves animals and takes them overnights and for day boarding. We will definitely take advantage of Patty's services again. I think our dog would be disappointed if we didn't!
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