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Chona B.

45 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Chona's Resident Pets

Seksi (RIP)
Tibetan Spaniel
Female
13 yr 11 mo old
Dulce
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Female
3 yr 8 mo old

Chona's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Chona

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I are huge animal lovers. We are experienced in handling big and small dogs. We have fostered Pitbulls in the past and they are now placed in a loving forever home. Since we started with Dogvacay, we have taken care of different types of dogs from puppies to senior to tiny ones to extra large pups.
So as you can see, we are experienced in caring for all types of furbabies.

We know that at times it is challenging to find someone trustworthy to care for your furbabies. Therefore, we encourage you to come meet us first before you hire us. We guarantee that we will take care of your pups as if they are part of our family. Our goal is to give you a peace of mind while you're away from your furry love ones.

We hope to meet you and your furbaby soon!

Note: Dogs over 7 months old must be spayed or neutered.

(We recently lost our Tibetan Spaniel, Seksi. We now only have 1 resident pup in our house and her name is Dulce)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Chona B.

45 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 3, 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.
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Chona's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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45 Reviews
They were the absolute best with our 10 year old Shepherd/lab mix! Highly recommended, home environmen & very accommodating. Loved the daily pics/videos, putting us at ease that our girl was happy and relaxed.
I was gone for almost a week but I knew I left my babies, Rocky and Taylor, in very good hands with Chona. During the meet and greet, she asked very detailed questions about how to properly care for them.

I will definitely be using her services again.
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Chona was wonderful! Will use her services again.
Thanks Chona - you're the best. So tired of the cold concrete slabs at the dog kennel - staying in your home was the super.
Thank you so much Chona! Heidi had a lovely time and it was very kind of you to be so flexible on drop off and pick up timing.
Kit had a wonderful time at Chona's! I'm so glad that he and Seksi had such a great time together, sharing beds and looking out the window. I received the cutest photo updates, and it allowed me to enjoy my weekend away. It's very nice to know that there is someone I trust to watch Kit when I go away!
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What an amazing way to end our Summer! From start to finish DogVacay and our pup's host Chona made every aspect of boarding a pleasure. We were able to enjoy our vacation with peace of mind, and our bulldogge Rusty made new friends. Truly a better way to board your best friend than any traditional kennel. We will utilize your service whenever we need boarding in the future.
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Chona and her husband took great care of our dog Jack. Jack can sometimes be timid, but quickly warmed up to Chona. We were updated with pictures to put our minds at ease. So glad we found someone to take such good care of our dog.
Another successful sleep over for Molly! This time for 4 nights. Absolutely no problems, we wouldn't bring her anywhere else!
This is the third time leaving our dog with Chona, and each time has been fantastic. Chona always sends several photo updates during your pets stay so you can see how there doing. I'm extremely happy with her service and would highly recommend her.
Amazing, as always. We now have two dogs, and they come back just as happy as when we only sent our first dog. Our puppy had an accident during a bad thunderstorm, and Chona and Eric gave him a bath to clean him up, and cleaned his crate bedding. They promptly let us know, and we were so grateful that they were in such good hands!

We love sending our pups here!
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We love, love, love Chona!!!! We couldn't be leaving our dog, Duke, in better hands. They treat him like he is their own and are always excited to see him. We never worry about him when we are away.
Thank you so much for taking such good care of Heidi and extending her stay with you at the last minute. We truly appreciated your flexibility.
Once again, Chloe had a great time with Chona! Video and picture updates were great!
Chona and Eric took wonderful care of Bella and Deacon, as always!
Our second stay with Chona was great and easy to schedule. My dogs quickly took a liking to her from the first stay, and they immediately remembered the house the second time around, making it an easy transition. We will continue to use Chona for our trips.
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This was my first experience boarding a dog & I was a little nervous at first. The communication I received from Chona was awesome & she put my mind at ease right from the start. I was able to enjoy my vacation without worrying about her.

Daisy had a great time at Chona's. She got to spend time with other dogs & enjoyed going to the dog park.

I love the fact that I now have someone I can rely on to take care of my dogs in the future.
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Buster stayed with Chona, Eric, and Seksi for 8 nights - his longest visit yet. As always, they were beyond accommodating with pick-up and drop-off times, very quick to respond to any questions, and sent many photo and video updates of Buster's stay. He gets love and playtime in their home as well as funs walks and dog-park adventures. We feel safe knowing how happy he is their home.
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Chona took excellent care of Chloe & Roo, and the picture updates were great!
Very pleased with her first stay with Chona. Would highly recommend her. Looking forward to her week long stay in April.
These folks are wonderful. Very flexible with scheduling, and very quick to respond to email. We have used then multiple times now with zero problems, and we will continue to use them going forward. A+.
Heidi had a lovely long weekend with Chona. Thank you for taking such good care of her. Annie
Thank you, Chona for taking so much care of Pumpkin! I really appreciated all of the updates and photos via email and text as well as your quick responses. I will definitely be bringing Pumpkin back.

Chona is extremely calm and caring, which helped relax Pumpkin. Thank you again!
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This weekend was Buster's 4th or 5th visit back with Chona…and as always, we felt great knowing what kind care he was in. Buster walks right in when we get to their house - without even looking back at us! We know he feels safe and at home!
Bella had a wonderful time with Eric and Chona over the holiday - but even more so, we were thrilled that we knew we had nothing to worry about when we went out of town. The daily pictures kept us assured that she was doing well!
So happy with the service! Molly was well taken care of. Chona and Eric were accommodating and very professional... We will definitely be using them again next time we need someone to watch Molly.
Bella had a wonderful time this weekend, and as always came home happy and exhausted :) Eric and Chona did an excellent job giving Bella her medicine (which is not always an easy task), and kept us updated throughout the weekend about Bella's adventures during her stay!
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This was Bear's first experience staying with Chona and Eric, and he had a great time! Chona and Eric, as always, took superb care of our dogs, and kept us updated with pictures and fun notes throughout the stay!
Trixie LOVES visiting her human and furry friends at Chona's. She gets excited when we get out of the car at their house and cozies up on the carpet when we get inside. It's like an extended playdate. Chona and Eric have hug hearts.
Allie was well cared for and very happy! Chona and her husband were truly wonderful! I would recommend them to anyone!
Bella had a wonderful time, and we continue to be thrilled with the care Bella has here. She's going back in a month and can't wait!
Great host, easy to work with and you can tell Chona and Eric really care about the animal's well being
Chona was super responsive - she always got back to me right away with any questions, and had very accommodating pick-up and drop-off times. Buster seemed to have a blast! I loved getting picture and video updates of Buster hanging with Seksi!
My Labradoodle, Brandy, found a new second "Mommy" in Chona. She is a very caring dog lover. While at China's home, Brandy had hiddened one of her favorite toys. A couple days later, when Chona found it, she called me and personally delivered Mickey Moose to Brandy. I highly recommend Chona and will definitely use her services again.
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This was the first time we booked a reservation with DogVacay, and we didn’t know what to expect, so my wife and I scheduled a Meet-n-Greet with Chona first. After talking with her, we were able to tell that Chona would have no problem taking care of our dog. We are pleased with our experience with Chona and would recommend her to anyone who needs a dog sitter.
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Chona was great! Super responsive. When I dropped them off, i could tell they were going to get along. My girls had a great time, and it was great that i got pictures everyday from Chona to show me how well they were doing. We will definitely be using Chona again!
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Trixie had a wonderful stay with Chona, Eric and Seksi (and Chona's nephew). She was treated like another member of the family and we will certainly be comfortable using this as an option if needed. We enjoyed seeing the pictures that she posted. So thankful to have this option.
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Iku had a pawsome time with Chona and Eric, what a wonderful and caring couple! They truly are experts when it comes to caring for your pets. We can't thank Chona and Eric enough, we know Iku had a great time at her own mini vacay: playing at the dog park, getting all muddy and meeting new friends - what more can a dog ask for :)
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We were very comfortable with having Chona look after our Scooter. I could see he had a good time with Chona and her cute dig 'Sexy'. Scooter did not want to leave with us and that was really nice because usually when we left him at a kennel , he could not wait to get home. I would recommend Chona to everybody without any doubts and can now rest assured that he will be in very good hands whenever we have to leave him behind. Chona really loves dogs and it shows.
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We needed a dog sitter at the last minute and Chona took our large lab without hesitation. We received daily pics to keep us informed about our dog. They were kind, attentive and very conciencious- obviously experienced dog lovers. They treated our dog like he was there own. I would highly recommend this dog sitter. Thanks Chona!!!
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From now on, whenever I have to go away and need someone to care for my dog, personal dog sitting will be my first choice. No more fancy kennels! Maverick was treated as part of the family, and when I picked him up it was obvious he loved his time with Chona! Having a loving and trustworthy caregiver for your pet reduces pet anxiety, which reduces my guilt. I highly recommend Chona's Pawsomedoggiecare in Derby for anyone who loves their pet enough to give them the best when you can't be there. Thanks Chona!
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Words cannot adequately express the gratitude and peace of mind I felt entrusting my beloved dog Duffy in the professional, safe, and loving care of Chona. It was my first experience with Dog Vacay and Duffy's first time not having friends dog sit him in their homes.

Without reservation I highly recommend Chona (and her husband Eric.) Several pictures of Duffy relaxing, eating and playing were forwarded to me daily as reassurance that he was happy and well cared for.

Thank you both very much for caring for Duffy with the same love and attention he is accustomed to receiving in his own home. That is the greatest compliment and recommendation I could ever make. I will most definitely have him revisit you in the future.

Mary
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We had wonderful experiences with our dog sitter , Chona. Our Maltipoo loves her and viceversa. Apart being an excellent care giver, Chona trained our 9 month old Puppy to pee and poop outside the house within 4 days of her visit, which we couldn't do it for over four months:( She taught him to sit, eat on time and most importantly loved her as her own puppy. Moreover, she has a very cozy and a beautiful place with a lovely dog of her own, for a good company to our puppy. She is very flexible and accommodative. She is very good at communication of our dog's well being. I would always leave my puppy with Chona when needed and never have to worry about him. I would totally recommend her to anyone who is in need of a wonderful dog sitter:)
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We left our 5 month old puppy for the first time with Chona last week and couldn't have been more thrilled. We just picked Bella up today, and she was so happy (and made new doggie friends too). We would recommend Chona to anyone - and Bella looks forward to visiting again soon!
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Chona was truly fantastic with Zelda!

I needed to find someone last minute so that was stressful (and the folks at Dog Vacay were incredibly helpful with that too - I didn't spend any time on hold and I actually spoke to a live person, so Dog Vacay also gets 5 stars from me!).

My dog Zelda has had some severe separation anxiety in the past and she really needs to be at home with at least one other dog if there are no people around. Because it was so last minute there wasn't going to be time meet before hand or give the dogs some time to hang out prior to my trip.

So I was definitely stressed out about the whole thing. One of the things that really calmed me down was finding out that Chona had fostered dogs in the past. I figured that if she had experience bringing new scared puppies and other foster dogs into her life she would probably be great with Zelda.

And she was! She touched base with me every day with a note and usually a picture or a little video. Zelda looked happy and relaxed. It was so reassuring. I really felt Chona's care for Zelda come through.

Chona also worked with Zelda on a few things, so I actually got an improved dog!

I can't recommend Chona (and her husband Eric) highly enough.

Thanks Chona ! ! !
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