Paws and Bones Cottage

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Sarah H.

38 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Sarah's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
15 yr 1 mo old
11 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Sarah's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Sarah

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Book Early for the Holidays :) We will be in town for all holidays and would love to host.. :)

We know that leaving your pets can be nerve wracking and we are sensitive to that. We take all precautions with our visitors to make sure they have a positive stay while you are away. We love pet sitting your furbabies! They are so much fun to have as visitors in our home. We do overnights as well as day sitting. Looking forward to hearing from you! We always have an adult at home and are open to day sitting as well as overnight sitting. We also live close to a big park and enjoy taking our friends over there to visit and play together. We love animals and can't wait to meet yours. We have a very pet friendly house. Our pet friends enjoy playing outside, watching tv with us and going for long walks each day. Our house is very pet friendly. I love taking pictures during their stay and sharing with you all the fun adventures that your baby is having :) When we have friends stay with us we take pictures of all items that you bring with to help out. Our friends do play a lot outside when they visit and enjoy keeping busy. Please reach out to us if you are unsatisfied with your stay. Also, my calendar may say booked.. Please feel free to check with me due to schedule changes..we may be able to accommodate you :) We hope that you are able to check out our other social media websites as well for further information and reviews. Thanks!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sarah H.

38 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Sarah's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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38 Reviews
Overall, we were satisfied with the experience. We loved the picture updates and were super appreciative that Sarah and her family were able to watch our dogs last minute.
Sniffer had a great vacation over Christmas weekend. Sarah and her family did a great job of watching him. He made new friends and had a good time. It is wonderful to know he is in good hands and being cared for when we are away.
My dog seemed to have a nice time staying with Sarah and her family. They were easy to get in contact with and very flexible with drop off and pick up times.
Sarah was very welcoming when I first met her. Mook loved his time there and we will definitely look to use Sarah again.
Overall I'm not too happy.

I have 2 cats, one of whom is clingy (separation anxiety?) and very moody. When left alone for more than a day, this one eats all of the food from the automated feeder and then gets diarrhea.

Sarah was very nice when we met. I paid for the service that says "your animal will never be alone" and she said she would be there most of the time (I understand you can't be there 100%). However, our house is a bit automated and we have 2 cameras (which we told her about) and based on notifications she was there not more than 2 hours or so a day. We told Sarah and she understood. She tried to get us a refund so that we only paid the visit fee, but we only got half what we were expecting (however I think this was a dogvacay decision from what it sounds like so not her fault).

Also, I asked for the door to the plants to be kept shut and when we got home it was not (our cat uses the mats like scratching posts). Also a toy that is supervision only was left out on the floor. I am not sure if she forgot because she didn't write them down or if she just didn't pass the info over to her husband.

Good news: no diarrhea and she did send us lots of pictures. Cats were still very clingy when we got home, but they were well taken care of. Sarah also took out the garbage and brought in the mail for us. She also watered the plants for us, but plants aren't her specialty. She still was a good sitter; it just didn't go as I expected.
Cody was very well taken care of. Sarah took great care of him.
We had to board my moms dog while she was in the hospital. My moms dog got to play with other dogs and kids which she loved. Sarah took good care of her during her stay.
Sarah made our vacation easy, agreeing to sit our two dogs for eight days on only a couple weeks' notice. She provided daily photo updates, socialized our dogs with some new friends, and gave them plenty of exercise. She also brought in our mail for us. We came home to two happy/healthy pups and a house with everything in order.
Great experience! Vespa enjoyed her stay. We were sent pictures everyday and she looked like she was have a blast in every one of them.
We are repeat clients. We love the doggy updates we get from Sarah while our dog is staying with her. She answers quickly to messages and is super flexible about drop off/pick up times. We can tell our dog is "like family" when she stays.
Our golden had a good time, and we enjoyed the pictures while we were away. Plan to have our dog stay again if we go away.
Sarah and her family treat your dog like one of their own. We are very happy repeat customers and would recommend her to family and friends. She is quick to respond to messages, sends lots of pup "update" photos while watching our dog and is extremely flexible with pick up and drop off times.
Great stay. Loved the updates.
Sarah and her family were incredible hosts for Scout. Scout had a great time playing with her children and their other pets and Sarah kept me updated with texts and photos of the great time Scout was having. A trip to the park and fun in the kiddie pool were all part of his stay.

Clearly, he enjoyed every minute of his time with Sarah and her family and I can't thank them enough for taking. Scout will be coming back soon.

Sarah was vrry prompt to reply to our messages from the very beginning. Unfortunately one of our dogs managed to get out of her fence 3 times. This was a major concern for us since she lives by a main road and the dog couldve got hit by a car. There was no apologies made about this matter and the third time my mom called her number her husband started yelling at her to come get her dogs. It was also mentioned by Sarah one of our dogs bit her dog in the ear. From the very beginning we brought a cage in order to keep the dog away from the other dogs and avoid this problem. The instructions were never followed and the cage was never used. Im very sad this was such a bad experience to the extent dogvacay rearranged a relocation with another sitter. Hopefully they take the matter seriously so not any other dogs escape.
Ms. Sarah got my 5 star Pawsome for caring our little Amber, she is only 10 weeks, nothing trained yet. Ms. Sarah and her family took care of little Amber as like her own baby while we are out of town. She updated with picture and video clip several times even only 1 day out. Thank you so much Ms. Sarah !!!
We had a great experience with Sarah. She was very prompt with responses and took great care of our dog. We enjoyed all the photos she sent while we were away.
Cobie stayed with Sarah over the weekend and was well taken care of. I got daily picture and video updates, which was wonderful.
Kiko was well taken care of with Sarah. I got daily updates from Sarah and she genuinely cared about Kiko. Kiko got along great with the other dogs.
Our dog mocha stayed with Sarah this past weekend. Everything went awesome we got pictures and updates it made it so we didn't worry about our dog while we were gone. Thanks Sarah
Sarah was great and took wonderful care of my pup. She was able to take him last minute without any issues. It was nice to get multiple pictures throughout my pups stay. I would recommend her!
another great stay with Sarah. Always love getting photo updates of my dogs stay there, never wants to leave!
Our travel plans changed (last minute) & I needed to find a safe & caring place for K.D. to stay.
Sarah accepted our reservation within minutes. The photos & communication from Sarah were very helpful & it seemed like K.D. adjusted quickly. I was nervous about leaving K.D. but when I stepped inside the house it was peaceful.

Looks like we found a WINNER...on our first try! Thanks Sarah! :)

Wheaton, IL
We received lots of photos to let us know that Max was having a good stay! Sarah was flexible with drop-off and pick-up times and easy to communicate with.
Sarah and her family were very easy to work with and I will definitely take my pups to stay with them again!
This was my 1st time using this service and we couldn't be happier!! Sarah sent several pictures throughout the week which showed how much fun Abby was having the her daughters and the other dogs. It's a relief to know we have someplace to leave her when in need. Thanks Sarah!
Our dog had a great stay with Sarah and her family! Loved the photos and video of our dog during his visit. Will definitely use again in the future.
Dealing with Sarah is so easy! This was a last minute thing and she got back to us right away. Buddy seems to be very relaxed over there. She is our go to person for Buddy now! Thanks!
Our pups enjoyed another wonderful weekend with Sarah and her family! We loved the pictures. Thanks for taking great care of them!
When I picked up my dog, his leash was missing so they handed me someone else's leash instead. My dog was sticky, so he need a bath when we got home. I was not a happy customer. My dog will not be boarding here again.
Once we arrived to drop Izzie off we were immediately pleased and felt comfortable leaving our pup. Sarah and her family were very friendly and Izzie also seemed comfortable right away. We appreciated getting pictures and videos while we were gone. Izzie was exhausted and slept most of the evening once we got back home. We are planning a vacation over summer break and we hope to have Sarah and her family care for Izzie again. Thanks so much!
Our dogs had a great time at Sarah's house. We really enjoyed all the pictures she sent us while we were gone! Everything went very smoothly and we would definitely leave our dogs with Sarah again.
Another great stay with Sarah! As usual received many photos and videos. Needless to say my pup wanted to stay longer with all the friends he made!
I felt relaxed leaving my dogs at Sarah's care. Every time I needed to hear from her, she was there and responded right away. She took great care of my dogs and frequently sent pictures, that also made me feel more relaxed. She is very professional. I was to be able to enjoy my vacations knowing that my dogs were ok with her. Thanks Sarah!
Thanks Sarah! This was our 1st time using a service and we couldn't be happier! Buddy seemed to be more relaxed than I anticipated. We'll be calling for you again in the near future when we go out of town this summer. This worked out very well, Thanks again Sarah! Have a great New Year!
My dog Sniffers had a Great time with Sarah and her family. She sent many pictures of him playing with his new friends.
My dog Sly was well taken care of by Sarah. She sent quite a few pictures and updated me of his status during his stay. I would recommend Paws and Bones for your dog's next visit!
My pup had a great stay with Sarah and her family. Received multiple photos while I was gone and he slept all day when I picked him up!
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