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Sarah M.
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
41 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 19 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Russell Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Sarah's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Sarah's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sarah

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have moved and can no longer accept dogs into our current home at this time. :0( Thank you to all of our families for making our dogvacay so wonderful. I am honored that you entrusted me with your dogs time and time again. I will miss you all!

*I am sorry, but I do not take large breeds.*

My experience with dogs began at an early age. I grew up in a show dog home where we showed, raised dogs and puppies, groomed and boarded.
I homeschool so we are home most of the time.
Our home is close to major highways and two local vets in case of emergency.
No lawn chemicals are used in our yard and we are a smoke free home.
We treat our guests like they are our own dog and a part of our family.

*Please note, we do take medium sized dogs up to 20 inches at the shoulder and up to 40 pounds.*

Over night is $30 regardless of drop off time but dogs must be picked up by 11 on the designated pick up day.

Pick up by 6:00 on designated pick up day is an additional $17.

Pick up any time after 6:00 PM on designated pick up day is an additional $20.

Rates per multiple dog family: first dog is $30 per night, each additional is $20 per dog.

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Sarah M.
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
41 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 19 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated July 29, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sarah's Home
$17 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$50 /min
$65 /max
$15 /bath
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41 Reviews
Otis seemed very happy sitting on the couch being petted when I picked him up . It all went very smoothly . Think he enjoyed being in the company of children too.
My family and I have not gone on vacation for several years because we never felt right leaving our beagle with a kennel. Then we found Sarah and her kind and compassionate ways. She made us feel that Taz was going to be taken care of. She sent us pictures of him while we were away and that made a huge difference. My dog was housed in Sarah's home, not in a cage or kennel. He was treated just the way we would treat him. We cannot express our appreciation to Sarah and her family.
It's always a great experience when Cleo and Tony go to Sarah's. They are so content and happy to be there, which gives me great peace of mind.
Sophie looked happy and contented when we picker her up.
Sarah and her family were the best! They provided exceptional care for Lucy. I appreciated the honest assessment they gave of her behavior during her stay. One thing I was especially happy about was that when Lucy returned home, there wasn't any schedule readjustment period so I know that Sarah cared for her in the same manner as she had been accustomed. I would not hesitate to visit Sarah and her family again. Thank you so much, Sarah!
Sophie was happy to arrive at Sarah's house, and quickly made herself at home.
Sarah was absolutely awesome! She sent me pictures while on vacation so I knew Riley was doing well. She has a great family and I knew Riley felt as if he was at home.
Sarah and her lovely family were clearly wonderful with Layla. She didn't even want to leave with me! haha. I'm so happy that I can have peace of mind while traveling. Thanks, Sarah!
Sarah cares for your pet. She is very understanding and flexible. I cannot leave Maggie at a regular pet place because she gets so upset when caged they have to sedate her. Would not leave her anywhere else.
Sarah is terrific. My dogs had seperation anxiety and she was very kind and patient with them. Will book with her again.
Sarah took very good care of Maggie.
I don't require day care for my dogs often, but when I did, I used a good kennel; however, I hated the thought of my dogs being in a kennel all day. They are never crated at home. I was excited when I heard of Dog Vacay and couldn't have been happier with my experience with Sarah and her family. My dogs were so calm and happy when I picked them up, and Sarah and her family showed them so much love. What more could I ask for?! We have definitely found a home away from home with Sarah! Thank you, Dog Vacay!
We utilized Sarah's sitting service, and it worked out great for both our families. Buddy was taken care of a few times a day at our house while we were gone on an all-day outing. Overnight boarding was not needed, so we were glad that the host had another service available to us.
Sarah and her family were VERY friendly and welcoming. I was very relaxed knowing that our little puppy was in good hands. She was right at home with Sarah and her family. We will definitely visit Sarah again for weekend trips or even a daytime visit.
My dogs Ashley and Buddy were very happy and well cared for by Sarah M. She is terrific and I will be very comfortable leaving my pets with her again.
Sarah is terrific. My two dogs were very happy and well taken care of. I will leave my pets with Sarah again.
First time trying a "dog sitter" rather than a kennel. Daisy seems to have enjoyed her stay and was not hoarse from barking all day like she does at the kennel. Seemed like Sarah and her family gave her a lot of love and cuddling. It was also Daisy's first experience with being in the same house with another dog, which didn't exactly go so well, but that's because she has been raised as an "only child!"
Another great long weekend for Macie at Sarah's home! We dropped her off Thursday around dinner time, and picked her up Sunday afternoon. Macie seemed relaxed, and we could tell she was well taken care of, as always!
Sarah was very flexible with a time to drop off Macie. Sarah was very welcoming, as well as her children. Two days later, when we got back to pick up Macie, she was full of spirit and we could tell she was well taken care of. We are already planning on the next stay Macie will have with Sarah and her family!
We were looking for someone close-by...and couldn't have been more pleased with Sarah! We dropped Molly off on Sunday and were greeted with open arms and plenty of smiles! We felt the positive energy right away. We knew this was a good fit for our dog. Molly was definitely well-cared for...and that was for two nights/three days. The quoted price was fair. The yard was fenced in, so Molly had plenty of room to run and play. We will definitely use Sarah again to care for Molly in the future.
As always, Rudy came home calm and happy.
Sarah was very good with her care of my puppy, Buddy. During his stay, I also paid for a grooming appointment. I was so happy with her work and how wonderfully clean my dog was when I picked him up. I am very thankful to have found a reliable person in my town for the times I need extended care for Buddy.
Sarah and her family were great hosts for my dog. He was well taken care of and was relaxed and playful when I picked him up. She was very accommodating to my requests. I will use her again to watch my dog.
Sarah and her family welcomed Foxy into their home and made us feel comfortable going on vacation. They were very attentive to our little one and Foxy had a great time. Sarah even posted pictures to show us how well things were going. Thanks for a worry-free weekend!
Very welcoming and more then took care of our little Mo! He had staples in his belly from a surgery he needed and she made sure to take extra special care of him!
As always, we were satisfied with our DogVacay for Rudy. That's why we keep coming back. Rudy is very comfortable and safe at Sarah's home. He comes home in a calm state and we are pleased.
Our dog is very calm when we pick him up. Excellent experience.
Always a great experience.
Sarah M. and her family are perfect for our dog. The are fond of him and take good care of him. He is calm and happy in their home and when we pick him up, he's even tempered and shows no nervous behaviors. We are lucky to have found them.
Sarah and her husband Harry did a wonderful job of taking care of our dog while we were on vacation. Toby is an almost 17 year old cockapoo, who is mostly blind and deaf. He had never been boarded before and I was really worried he wouldn't fare well in a kennel. I found Sarah and Dogvacay while searching the internet, and I am so glad that I did. Sarah and Harry were very friendly and did a great job at taking care of Toby and attending to all of his challenging needs. It was a great load off of my mind while I was on vacation to know that Toby was being well cared for.
Our dog was well cared for...just like the last time. We will definitely use the service again for our baby.
Our dog was well taken care of. He was welcomed by a lovely family with pleasant children. Rudy seemed to be quite at home immediately.
Loni loves it here!
Loni loves it here!!
Loni had a great time with Sarah and her family! This was the second time we used Sarah for our dog Loni and both occasions have been great! We will be sure to remember the next time we go away to use DogVacay!
Our Yorkey BUDDY was well taken care of. Sarah has a dog friendly home with plenty of room out back for dogs to play with the safety of a nice fence.
She is very personable and it is clearly evident that she loves pets.
Sarah is also a groomer and gave BUDDY a nice haircut that my wife and I were pleaded with.
I definately will use her services again.
We had a wonderful experience with Sarah!!! Will be using her again. Our dog seemed to have a great time and was not stressed at all when we picked her up!!!
Sarah and her family took wonderful care of our senior pet. Her cozy home, friendly pets and sweet children kept our Annabelle very comfortable while we were away. It was wonderful peace of mind knowing that she was in such good hands during our vacation. We would definitely recommend Sarah to friends, and Annabelle looks visit to another visit with her host family soon!
Sarah was very friendly.
What a great first time! We were so tired of the kennel scene. The dogs took 2-3 days once they came home to settle back down. They were so upset they would have loose bowels and wouldn't eat even at home. The kennels up charge everything, and try to get you to buy expensive upgrades, shots etc.

We saw info about this site on the news and looked for someone close, and met Sarah. From her quick reply to our questions to our pickup to take our guys home we were so pleased. They sent status reports and even pictures of our dogs having fun with their new vacation family. We felt so good about our decision and it allowed us to have a great time on vacation, minus the worrying about the dogs. When we got home, the dogs were happy, and had no bathroom issues, or appetite issues. It was like we never sent them. What a relief!

We will absolutely use Sarah again, and strongly encourage everyone else to do so.


-The Nyce Family
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