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Imelda K.

26 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Imelda's Resident Pets

German Shepherd Dog
5 yr 7 mo old

Imelda's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Imelda

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs

Hello, dog parents!!

We are family with 2 lovely dog savvy kids and a lovely 5 years old rescued female German Shepherd named Dakota.
We are dog lovers!!

• I work 4.5 hours everyday (Monday to Friday).

• I am also an active volunteer and foster at local German Shepherd Rescue. If my profile shows other dog besides Dakota, that means that dog is our foster. It will be stated on my profile the description about her/him.

• Meet and greet is required for new doggy friend/s before making any reservation.

• We welcome neutered/spayed dogs who are housebroken, up to date with all the shots, and dogs-kids friendly.

• We are careful on serving the dogs food. We wash the bowls after every meal and we change the water frequentlyt to make sure all dogs have fresh water. Dakota had severe allergies couple years ago, and since then we switched her diet to raw. All her treats and foods are mostly raw or dried freeze. Dog parents are welcome to bring their own treats, but we always have treats ready :).

• We consider over 12 hours stay as an overnight stay, and will be charged as boarding instead of daycare.
If your pup will stay for more than 26 hours, you will have to make additional daycare reservation.

• If my calendar shows 'unavailable' or 'booked' on the dates you need, please send me message to see whether I can accommodate your dog/s.

Holidays Rates for 2017:
Thanksgiving (11/17/17-11/27/17) $65/dog/night.
Christmas/New Year (12/15/17-1/7/18) $65/dog/night.

Feel free to ask me if you have questions. I will answer your questions within 24 hours.

Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Imelda K.

26 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Imelda's Home
$46 /night
  • Watches up to 2 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
Daycare At Imelda's Home
$36 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$25 /bath
26 Reviews
We couldn't have been more happy to have our dog with Imelda. Knowing that she (and her family) was taking care of our dog as her own was priceless. The pictures and videos she sent showed us how happy our dog was...really put our mind at ease and let us fully enjoy our vacation. Thanks again for taking care of our dog. We will never go back to other "commercial" dog kennels.
loved receiving the pictures, looks like daisy loved the stay.
I had a last minute trip, and after talking to Imelda I knew she was going to be a great pet sitting, when I leave my pet she felt like home, even when I picked her up she was happier than ever!!!
My dog had so much fun! Very relaxing stay with no stress! Not too many dogs so my dog was happy:)
What a great place for your dogs Home Away From Home! Bradley looked happy in the many photo's that were set. He looked like he had found a new family. Would use her services again the next time we journey away.
Java always loves to spend the night or day over with Imelda and her family. They are very loving and caring of Java, he loves to play around with Dakota in their huge backyard. We specially appreciate her regular pics and video updates of Java. We are never going anywhere else!
We have known Imelda for the past 3 years. Our dog LOVES Imelda and her family! Including their adorable dog, Dacota! When we first moved to this area, we searched in vain for doggie daycare/boarding options that fit our requirements and most importantly would make our dog feel at ease and cared for. After seeing Imelda's profile on the Doggie Vacay site, we immediately felt a connection and scheduled time for a meet and greet. The first time we worked with Imelda, we left our Golden, Sophie, for over 3 weeks and immediately realized that we had made the perfect decision by going with Imelda. Sophie had a blast and was very well taken care of. She has mixed feelings with us coming back, on hand being happy to see us but also missing Imelda’s place.

There has been no looking back and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with Imelda. She is extremely professional about her work as well very personal to take care of individual needs. We will highly recommend her!
Romeo was well taken care of and he had a great time at Imelda's. He enjoyed running around in their backyard and playing with their dog. Imelda sent us photos & videos of Romeo throughout the weekend to put our minds at ease. We would definitely use her again.
Imelda is terrific, as always!
She's always fantastic with our dog. And with us too: sends funny pictures and "notes from camp".
Imelda and her family have quickly become my dogs' favorite "second home." They both love playing with Imelda's very friendly and sociable German Shepherd and enjoy plenty of snuggle time when they're tired from playing. It's wonderful to get pictures of the dogs playing together while we're gone.
Truly wonderful experience having my Golden Retriever stay with Imelda. She was so sweet and attentive. I loved all of the updates and pictures she sent without me even having to ask! Everything about her stay was perfect: running around in their spacious yard, getting walks, playing with the other dogs, relaxing on the furniture in their cozy home, getting lots of love from Imelda and her family, nothing could have been better! This was by far our best experience with dogvacay, and we can't wait to have Minnie stay with Imelda again!
My two dogs had such a great time with Imelda and her family, and their dog Dakota helped both feel welcome. It was wonderful getting pictures of the three dogs playing together during my time away. Niska and Ryder definitely want another vacay at Imelda's!
Imelda is great! She and her family are thoughtful, and funny--pictures, videos, and summer-camp-style letters from the dog...
I recently had a very good DogVacay experience with Imelda. I was initially hesitant leaving my 14 month old dog with the 3 other dogs that were staying at Imelda's house during the same time period (1 was Imelda's dog and the other 2 were guest dogs). At drop off, Imelda let me stay for 20 minutes to observe the dogs interact until I felt comfortable leaving. She sent me multiple pictures and a video everyday of the dogs playing and getting along which alleviated all of my worries. Imelda is very comfortable with all sizes of dogs and is obviously a seasoned dog handler. I would definitely use her again.
Once again, Imelda and her family provided an incredibly fun and loving home for our lab while we were away. It was hard leaving her for the holidays, but we felt at ease knowing she was in good hands and we received photo and video updates of her having a wonderful time as part of their family. Our girl was even sad to leave Imelda's own pup, Dakota, after becoming such great doggy friends! Would HIGHLY recommend and hope to have our lab stay with Imelda's family next time we're away.
Our black lab/shepherd mix, Maya stayed with Imelda for 8 days over the holidays. Maya had a great time and Imelda was a wonderful caretaker. She is a real dog lover and her home/yard are ideal for social doggies guests.I would highly recommend Imelda and I will use her service again for future trips.
Imelda and her family were great with our girl! We received pictures throughout her stay and updates as to how she was doing. We are definitely going to be using Imelda again and would recommend her to anyone! Thank you Imelda! Denise
Imelda is wonderful and clearly very experienced with dogs. From the updates and photos, it was clear that our Daisy was in good hands and had a fun (and tiring!) stay playing with the other pups and Imelda's family.
Imelda and her family took excellent care of my Simba. We got regular updates from her about Simba along with pictures. We could tell just from the pictures that Simba was having an awesome time.
Imelda and her family were terrific!!
Our dog, Fisher, was well cared-for and seems to have had a wonderful time playing with the two other dogs at the home where we stayed. We had to extend his stay for two extra days, too, and the host was very accommodating and flexible. We would certainly leave him with this family again.
Imelda was a great host. Our dog Storm got to play in her nice yard and enjoyed wrestling around with her German shepherd. I'm sure he got all the attention he needed. I would definitely recommend her to any dog owner.
What can I say, Imelda and her entire team (i.e. the rest of the family) were great! We were looking for someone who was comfortable with German Shepherds and really understood the breed, and that is exactly what we got. We got videos and email updates everyday (sometimes twice a day) on how the dogs were doing and it was very obvious that the dogs were very happy in their environment.

I give Imelda and her an entire family 5 stars for everything she did for our dogs and plan on using her next time we have to leave town. I hate to say it, but I was little concerned based on the videos that our dogs might not want to come home with us because they were having such a great time.

Thanks again to Dog Vacay for putting us in touch with Imelda.

-Jim L
Washington DC Area
Imelda is a great and trustworthy host! Jake had a wonderful stay with her family. He even became buddies with their beautiful German Shepherd Dakota! They have a nice big yard that was perfect for Jake to play and run around in. I will certainly book with her again in the future! Highly recommended!!!
I am very concerned and careful about who I let handle and be around my 6 year old male German Shepherd. After we did the meat and great, where she and her dog met me and my dog, I knew this was a perfect match. And I had no doubt about letting Imelda, sit my dog for a week. She answered emails very rapidly, also including pictures and video on what my dog had done. I can drop of my dog anytime with her, and I know my dog will have a great time. I highly recommend her to sit your dog.

Thanks a lot Imelda, Cesar will be back!

Best regards,

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