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Annie G.

36 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Annie's Apartment

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

About Annie

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**I am booked/busy with grad school applications and travel through the new year. If you've booked with me before, feel free to be in touch about my availability, as I may be around for shorter stays or walks, or able to recommend another sitter. I'll be available for new customers again in late January (visible on my calendar). Thanks for understanding!


I am a dog-loving young professional who grew up with a dog in the home (Buster, the shaggy black dog by a water fountain in a photo), worked at doggy daycare for three years and now volunteer with dogs and other animals at the Washington Humane Society. On each walk I take with your dog, I use ResQwalk, an app that tracks my distance and donates money to a local animal shelter for every mile I walk. I work 8:30-5 in DC, so I ask that all dogs are comfortable staying home alone during the work day. I am happy to travel by metro, bus or bikeshare to sit for your dog!

With my basic boarding and sitting rates, I offer up to 3 walks or a walk and a dog park run each day, and treats and toys from Barkbox to play with if your dog stays at my home. When possible, I will take guest dogs for (on-leash) romps in nearby Rock Creek Park, and former guests have joined me on daytrips to dog-friendly pumpkin patches and wineries. Pups sleep in the main room or bedroom, and they are welcome on the furniture (as long as that's OK with you). I am also happy to help work to reinforce good behavior and training with your dog during their time with me.

If your dog is staying at my home please bring:
- a crate (if your dog is crated when home alone), a bed, or both
- food for the entire stay plus 2 days (just in case)
- food and water bowls
- leash/collar/harness
- any special toys/treats your dog loves
- medication (if needed)

I am only able to care for puppies under two years old at owners' homes because my home is not puppy proof. I travel mostly by transit so my sitting locations are constrained by the transit system in DC.

If you're hoping to have a dog-sitter for the holidays or have other pets at home, please send me a message about my holiday, weekend daycare in your home (perfect for daytrips!) and other pet rates (cats, birds, small rodents, fish, etc.). I also have experience assisting with engagement photos as a dog handler, and would be happy to work with you to include your furry family member in your special event.

Note: My daycare and walking rates are for weekends, holidays and evenings only, because of my 8:30-5 work schedule.

If I'm not available on your preferred dates, I highly encourage you to board with my boyfriend and fellow DogVacay Sitter, Marcus G. at Reliable Dog-Sitter with Car. Marcus and I live together so if I am unable to care for your pup at my place he may also be unavailable.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Annie G.

36 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
This Host has provided DogVacay access to their Facebook information.
Pack Promoter
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Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Annie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Daycare At Annie's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
Grooming
$20 /min
$35 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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36 Reviews
Annie was wonderful!! She sent us messages throughout our trip with pictures and updates. The pups seemed very happy and well taken care of upon our return. And our house was left the exact way we left it. We absolutely will use Annie again!
Annie provided pet sitting in our home. She provided us with updates and took good care of our pups. I would definitely recommend Annie.
Pepper's most recent stay with Annie was, as always, a great success. I never feel guilty dropping him off with her because I know he sees her like one of the family. Annie is awesome, and I highly recommend her!
Trustworthy, caring petsitter.
Fanttastic petsitter!
We HIGHLY recommend Annie for your pup. We just picked our Pepper up from his stay with her - our first DogVacay experience. He is happy and frisky and seems to have really enjoyed his "vacay" with Annie. While we were away Annie sent us updates and made us feel secure in the knowledge that Pepper was in good hands, and we enjoyed our time out of town all the more because of it. We are very glad to have found Annie and we will be booking her services again soon. Thank you Annie!
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Another awesome sitting with Annie! She should be a photographer with the awesome shots she has sent us of our happy pup when he is with her. Annie manages Bruce's meds, keeps our home super tidy, gives him lots of loving, and is incredibly reliable! Annie is our go-to vacayer and your pup will love her as much as ours does, I'm sure!
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Annie was wonderful and we could tell right away at the meet and greet that Mal was going to like her. Sure enough, he seemed super happy in all of the updates we got from her and was very relaxed when we got home!
Annie was terrific. I highly recommend her.
Annie was great! The pups love her and I know they had a fun time. The pictures updates are the best and comfort us while away.
Annie communicated well, was prompt for the walk, and took care with both pups. I highly recommend her!
This is the 2nd time Annie has watched our girls while we were out of town for a full week, and she was amazing as usual!

We are so happy with her professionalism, high level of communication, and obvious deep commitment to caring for people's pets. We've already recommended her once to others, and will definitely continue to do so!
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Annie was great, from the initial meet & greet all the way to checking in with me to make sure I'd made it home to our dogs after her dog sitting obligation was over!
She took great care of our 2 sweet but sometimes-needy and neurotic doxie and schnauzer, sending me daily updates and pictures that often were in my inbox when I woke up - making me at ease and able to focus on enjoying my vacation rather than worrying about how our pups were doing.
She stayed at our home and was a gracious and respectful guest, leaving everything just as she found it.
I know the dogs enjoyed her attention and care, and I appreciated her communicativeness - and I'll definitely be asking her for help with them again soon (I actually already did, though she wasn't available)!!
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This is our second time leaving Knight with Annie, and we are completely happy with the experience. Her love for Knight is rivaled only by our love for him. We know that he is being cared for excellently while we are away, and his well being is never a concern of ours. My children LOVE the photo texts we receive of Knight and all of his activities while he is at "camp". We will definitely use Annie for our future boarding needs.
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We can't say enough good things about Annie. She is very responsive and helpful and our dog Minnie loves staying with her!
Annie is awesome! Our plans changed a couple times and Annie was extremely flexible and went above and beyond to adjust our dog's visit.
Annie is amazing and our dog Minnie loves staying with her!
Annie is amazing! We left her with our two year old bulldog over new years and this was no small task. At the time, Bruce was on restricted walks due to a leg injury, was having some behavioral problems so he needed to be kept to himself a bit, and (as always) had a few herbal medications that he needed to take for his tear stain. Plus, he needs to have his face and tail fold cleaned regularly. Not only did Annie follow all of his "rules," but she also sent us daily updates and pictures to let us know how he was doing. She even stayed until 11 PM the day we got home. When we arrived home we had Annie's signature hand written card, clean sheets and towels, and a happy healthy dog. We won't be using any other sitter as long as Annie is available and you shouldn't either! And Bruce agrees.
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Annie has always been an awesome with our dog Buddy and every time Buddy is at her house he has a great time. Annie is great at keeping us up to date on how Buddy is doing and always sends pics of him to us during his stay. We would highly recommend Annie to anyone looking for a sitter.
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Wow - Annie stayed at our house and watched our dog and she did an amazing job and we will definitely be using her again. She sent us pictures and updates throughout the duration and was incredibly nice and professional. We have nothing but nice things to say about Annie and would definitely recommend her to others!!!!
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Annie was amazing! She stayed with our girls for almost a week and was extremely conscientious about keeping us updated, sending photos, and generally being awesome. Our dog got a little sick while we were away, and Annie was so on top of it and communicative. We have another trip coming up and will definitely be having Annie over again!
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Annie was so great! I had her as a "doggie handler" during a photoshoot. She helped the photographer with getting my pup, Yofi to focus on the camera, and entertained her during times when she was not being photographed. Annie was very accommodating, and even went above and beyond to meet us prior to the shoot. I would highly recommend Annie for any special requests you might have! I haven't had the pleasure of having her pet sit, but she seems great!
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Annie is definitely becoming our go to puppy sitter! This was our first time having Annie stay in our home overnight for a few days (and our first time ever having anyone stay overnight in our home to care for our dog), and everything was great! She was super accommodating regarding our time frame, and very responsive as always. Annie was also great about sending updates and photos which really put me at ease while we were out of town. It was also so relaxing to arrive home to a calm and happy dog, and a tidy apartment :). She even left us a lovely holiday card which was such a great touch. We look forward to booking with her again!
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I cannot recommend Annie highly enough! She "dog-sat" my 2 small dogs on Thanksgiving - the first time we'd met each other. One of my dogs is a rescue - and can be challenging - but he took to Annie right away. Annie was warm, punctual, responsible - she even texted me a photo of my pups during the day. Unfortunately for us - Annie was just visiting our city for the holidays - or we would call on her again very soon!
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Annie did such a great job with our energetic puppy! This is our second time having Annie come watch our puppy at our place, and she is definitely becoming our go to person! Annie was very communicative and let us know that our dog was just fine when she arrived in our home, and sent us a few updates and pics throughout her stay. Our dog actually got a bit sick while we were out and she was quick to let us know what was going on, and even washed and dried our dog's sheets! She even messaged us to follow up on our dog's health the next day which was just so thoughtful and really went above and beyond, which we so appreciated. Most importantly, our dog went to the door and was looking for her after she left so I know he had a great time with her. Highly recommend!
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I would give Annie G a 5 Star rating (but the stars won't light up). She took exceptional care of our Knight, and she maintained appropriate contact with me while Knight was in her care. I am already making plans to reserve future stays with her.
Annie was great. My dog had a wonderful time with her.
Annie was an awesome sitter! She did a great job keeping us updated and our dog Cooper definitely had a good time -- Will definitely use her again.
Annie was wonderful with keeping us updated and taking care of our dog. She was very responsive and Buddy looked very comfortable there!
Annie was a wonderful sitter for our demanding, strong, bulldog! We also found her fee to be very reasonable. She was so thoughtful in keeping us posted on how the day was going and made sure to send pictures too! Our pup's size can make him a handful but neighbors who observed her with him while we were gone said Annie handled him masterfully. She also tricked him into taking his medicine! Overall, we will definitely be asking her to sit again and you should too!
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Annie is great! She's watched my dog Minnie a few times and I have nothing but great things to say. She takes great care of Minnie and is very flexible and accommodating to help me out with my schedule travel schedule. I will definitely use Annie in the future!
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Annie was truly so wonderful! We had never had someone stay at our house before to dogsit and we are also new to the area, so as you can imagine, we were a little nervous about leaving our dog for the weekend. However, Annie was super professional, courteous, and accommodating. She exceeded our expectations in every way possible - from checking in with us when she got to our house, sending updates with pictures, letting us know even the tiniest things that may cause concern (our dog got a little scratch on his paw from tearing around the backyard chasing squirrels - happens all the time and no big deal, but nice to know that she wanted to keep us informed), treating our house and belongings with the utmost consideration, offering to wash her sheets when done, leaving a thank you note, etc. Our dog was happy and healthy when we returned, and I had peace of mind knowing that we had chosen a really great person to care for our dog. I feel that Annie went above and beyond in every way possible and will definitely be booking her from now on.
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Annie is such a wonderful dog sitter! She was so accommodating for our somewhat last minute request and very easy to work with. Our energetic puppy was napping with her when we came home and was clearly very at ease with her. We wouldn't hesitate to have her watch Dougal again!
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I highly recommend Annie! My dog Minnie stayed with her for a few days while we were out of town. Annie was very accommodating and helpful with the times we dropped Minnie off and picked her up and she gave us updates throughout the weekend on how Minnie was doing. Annie gave Minnie lots of exercise with trips to the park and long walks and Minnie had blast! Marty, Annie's roommate's dog, is very sweet and my dog got along great with him. We will definitely be using Annie has a sitter in the future!
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Annie exceeded our expeditions! Going into this I was a little nervous but Annie makes you feel so welcome. We also have a 8 month old puppy and Annie couldn't have taken better care of him while we were gone. II would highly recommend her and we will definitely be using her again!
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Annie did a fantastic job watching Ace, my 5 year rambunctious Boxer. She was calm and loving with him, and I had no reservation leaving him under her care. Annie also sent me a much appreciated text letting me know how he was doing while I was out of town. I highly recommend her care.

Melissa
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