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Dani A.
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Philadelphia, PA 19128
33 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$40/night
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  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Chow Chow

Dani's Resident Pets

Kodi
Labrador Retriever
Female
4 yr 8 mo old
Xena
German Shepherd Dog
Female
6 yr 4 mo old
Raven
German Shepherd Dog
Female
2 yr 7 mo old

Dani's House

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

About Dani

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My dogs are my family and they are treated that way! Tons of love, care and cuddles. Every night they go to bed tired from all the excitement throughout the day. Day usually starts with going outside to potty and some like to go back to sleep which is fine. Then the pups get a good brush down, teeth brushed, nails checked, if they need trimming, they get trimmed, ears checked and cleaned. Then it's on to outside play time. Different activities for different levels of activity, from a vigorous game of fetch, with either different balls or Frisbees, to hide and seek! Some like to just lay out and sun bathe and we have outside doggie cots for that. Rainy days means indoor activities. We can get really creative with what we do, but they always have a good time. Usually in the late afternoon/evening time, we do training sessions. I've learned that dogs tend to be able to pay more attention when they have expelled some energy beforehand. Just basic training, sit, stay, down, come. Then we also work on manners, like waiting for the humans to go outside first while they wait at the door until we give the okay. Special occasions, we can go to the nearby park for a nice nature walk through the woods, maybe a trip to the pet supply store to pick out a special treat. In the evenings, we may just relax on the front porch and watched the stars come out. Bed time, our dogs have big comfy beds and crates, but mostly they just love to sleep curled up next to us on the beds. Your dog will be well care for if they stay with us.

**********************************************NOTE: DOGS PICKED UP AFTER 3PM ON PICK UP DAY, WILL BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL DAY CARE FEE OF $30 FOR THE LATE PICK UP

**DOGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE UP TO DATE ON SHOTS BEFORE THEIR VISIT AND A COPY OF UP TO DATE VET RECORDS ARE REQUIRED**

** PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PET IS PROTECTED FROM FLEAS AND TICKS. MY DOGS ARE PROTECTED YEAR AROUND. IF YOUR DOG HAS FLEAS WHEN THEY ARE DROPPED OFF, THERE WILL BE AN EXTRA CHARGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF FLEAS FOR YOUR DOG AND THE HOUSE, NO EXCEPTIONS! ***

***DOGS MUST BE HOUSEBROKEN. IF YOU HAVE A PUPPY THAT IS FINE BUT IT MUST BE HOUSEBROKEN****

*** PLEASE HAVE YOUR DOG INFO FILLED OUT, SO I CAN HAVE THE INFO UP FRONT. IF NOT, PLEASE HAVE YOUR DOG INFO IN THE COMMENTS WHEN YOU MAKE ANY REQUEST. THANK YOU***
****NEW GUEST, I REQUIRE A MEET AND GREET BEFORE ANY RESERVATION REQUEST CAN BE ACCEPTED****



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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
Dani A.
Online Now!
Philadelphia, PA 19128
33 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 26, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Disaster Relief
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dani's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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33 Reviews
She was great! Will definitely request her again. It is like doggie heaven there!
Dani as usual is a great and reliable pet sitter. I totally trust her with my dog and she is fantastic with communication. You can tell her and her husband truly love dogs! I would highly recommend her services!
Dani was amazing to my Kilo! She is a true dog lover and treated my dog with a lot of TLC, he came home happy and very very sleepy. Thanks Dani! Kilo can't wait to come back. Jessalyn
Dani was fabulous with Jessy! This was Jessy's first time staying in someone else's home with other dogs. She is 3 1/2 years old and an only dog, so she is used to her own ways in her own place. Dani was attentive to Jessy's uncertainty and did all she could to make her comfortable -- took her for a walk on her own (without the other dogs), let her lie up with Dani on the big bean bag during movie time, sleep in her own bed near Dani's bed, etc. While Jessy had her doubtful ears on the first day or so in the great photos Dani sent every day, by the third day she had her happier ears. I am confident that over time she will grow used to sharing other dogs' space, and that is because Dani is so attentive and good with her. I also really appreciated how communicative and candid Dani was. She did not pretend that Jessy was having the time of her life; she said Jessy was doing fine if a little unsure. Since I could tell that was the case from the pictures, I would have known if Dani had tried to make things sound perfect. That honesty is one of the reasons I trust Dani and will take Jessy back to her.
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My dog absolutely loved staying at Danis! I would highly reccomend her to anyone. She's great with dogs and with communication.
Dani was absolutely amazing with our 10 month old puppy Westley! She treated him like a member of her family and we were literally moved to tears when we saw the love and the level of care that she gave to our four-legged family member. We are actually from out of state and were looking for someone to look after Westley during our week long business trip to Philadelphia. My husband and I were terrified we would have to resort to using a kennel during our trip and thankfully discovered the DogVacay site which offered a wonderful alternative. Once I read Dani's profile , I knew that she would be the perfect person to look after our puppy. Westley is a Field Golden full of love and with lots of energy- lots. I saw in one of her profile photos that Dani had some Agility obstacles in her yard, so I figured she must be good with active and high energy pups. I never imagined that she would be a real puppy- whisperer/ dog guru aka our dream come true! She is phenomenal with reading dogs and our puppy not only got the attention, love and much needed play time outside and indoors- he also got belly rubs, a bath and some training! She even made a homemade Doggy cake with a candle! Not sure how she fits so much love and care into each day. We are eternally grateful. Westley is literally our love and Dani treated him as if he were her own puppy. I loved the video and photo updates and cannot wait until Westley is able to spend another week with her over the summer. Thank you Dani!!
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Dani is a wonderful Dog Vacayer! She truly looked out for our dog while we were away. There were trips, treats, and tons of fun had the days she was with Dani. Our corgi who is a little smaller did great with the larger dogs as well! Dani gave us tons of updates and was flexible to what we needed for our trip. We would definitely use Dani again!
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I had to find a sitter for Robb on the spur of the moment. Dani was able to rearrange her schedule to accommodate me and "Handsome Robb." When I dropped Robb off he settled in immediately. Wonderful!
This was the second time my dogs Charlie and Daisy stayed with Dani. As with their last stay, they had a great time. From the minute we drove up, they appeared to remember that they had been there before and were super excited as they pulled me to the front door.

I highly recommend Dani. She's the best and so great with my dogs!
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Dani was wonderful as always! When we first got Buddy out of the car, he couldn't wait to say hi to Dani, Kodi, Raven, and Xena! She took excellent care of him throughout the week, and he came back a happy and healthy guy. Thanks again for an awesome vacay, Dani!
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I don't want the word to get out on Dani because I want to keep her all to my self! But that said, the service she provides for our Great Dane is so beyond and above what one would expect in a dog sitter, deserves a big shout out.
We left our 1 year old dog with her for two weeks. I got daily pictures as well as all the updates on activities. It was a HOT two weeks and Indy got many frozen treats...frozen bones, doggy ice cream and was always playing in doggy pools. They went for hikes and spa days and played dog 'laser tag.' I was starting to worry if Indy would even want to come back to us!
No worries, she greeted us with kisses.
Hands down the best dog sitter out there. More like a luxury resort stay for any pup.
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Dani was great with Ollie for the 2 weeks he spent with her and Bob. Dani quickly figured out how to make Ollie comfortable and he adjusted well to the new surroundings. He got lots of exercize and attention, and I loved getting pictures of him and the other dogs.
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Dani was superb. She really took the time to get to know Zoey and responded to her individual quirks and needs. She was on top of things when she thought Zoey had a health issue without alarming us. Zoey came home smelling clean and very happy and relaxed. We will definitely be coming back again.
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Dani was absolutely terrific! We had to leave Zoey for 10 days which is the longest we've left her since she joined our family last year. We first spent a couple of hours at Dani's house and met the "family" and chatted about Zoey's needs. While we were away we received daily updates including a text message when there was a concern about her health so we could respond immediately even though we were overseas. Dani worked on some of her commands (sit and stay) as we requested, and was very careful with her food needs. Zoey was relaxed, clean and happy when we picked her up and she will definitely be spending time with Dani in the future.
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My dog stayed at Dani's place and had a great time. Prior to my dog's stay, Dani went over numerous questions to ensure she had a good understanding of my dog's needs and his personality. During his stay, Dani sent pictures so I could see how he was doing. Dani made my dog feel at home and spent quality time making him feel like one of the family. I will definitely look to have my dog stay with Dani whenever I go out of town.
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Dani was great! our energetic male weimaraner loved playing with her dogs. She kept us posted on a daily basis via email and text messages which included pictures of our dog playing during the day. He especially loved when Dani took out the baby pool and let the dogs splash around during a very hot day. My wife and I were able to enjoy our out of town weekend without worries because we knew our dog was in great care. By the time we picked him up he was tired and happy. We will definitely use Dani again in the near future.
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My husband and I are always hesitant to leave our English Bulldog, Einstein, behind but since he couldn't fly on the plane, we had no choice. After he had a fun stay with Dani for a weekend last year, we felt very comfortable leaving him for 5 days. Dani emailed us daily updates with pictures. Einstein was so happy playing with Dani's dogs and he was pampered there day in and day out. Dani trimmed his nails and took him to the pet store to pick out a treat. He was in heaven! When we picked him up, he was exhausted from all the playing that he did. She even sent home a going away gift for him. We completely trust Dani with Einstein.
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Just the best, I always know she's taken care of as if family! Indy loves going to Dani's house. It's her own vacation for sure!
Dani took excellent care of Finnegan. She kept us updated with emails, texts and photos that were helpful since this was the first time we have left him with someone for an extended period of time. Dani knew just how to deal with Finnegan's anxieties and made every effort to make him comfortable. She made sure there were plenty of treats, toys and activities to keep him occupied and happy. She was most caring and accommodating to his needs. She is an exceptional and trustworthy care giver. Whenever we travel in the future, we will certainly hope to leave him with her again.
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Dani and her husband are great with our dogs. We have one little dog (yorkie poodle mix) and one medium sized dog (german shepherd whippet mix) which have very different personalities. Despite their differences in temperament, they were able to keep both of our dogs entertained and loved them both for their silly little personalities!
We have had our dogs stay with them twice now, and each time Dani has made sure to update us almost daily with pictures and videos, which is always nice when you have to be away from your beloved dogs. Whenever we get back, we can always tell our dogs have had a great time and we stay and chat to hear all the fun stories about how our dogs played with their dogs.
Another great thing is they have a huge backyard! This is great for dogs to run around free and enjoy the outdoors. Dani takes the dogs out back to play at least a few times a day and makes sure the dogs get enough exercise and playtime.
Dani and her husband are truly dog people. They have three of their own! One of our dogs loves other dogs so she was thrilled to have so many other dogs to play with. Our smaller dog is more of a people person, so she enjoyed sitting on laps. Both of my dogs were able to do their thing and enjoy Dani's house. I especially like that fact that Dani doesn't board more than one family's dogs at a time. It is hard enough to leave your dogs with people you have only met a couple times, but having dogs you have never met board with them too is almost impossible! So knowing that my dogs will be with only them and the dogs I have met is comforting.
Overall, Dani and her husband did a great job and we will definitely be using them in the future.
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Our english bulldog Einstein had a blast staying with Dani, her hubby and their furry daughters. He was pooped when we picked him up from the weekend stay. I felt so comfortable leaving him there. He got a lot of attention, exercise and love. We appreciated the pictures and updates from Dani while we were away. Having just recently moved to the area we are so happy that we found Dani and Einstein's home away from home place.
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Dani is amazing! Honestly, I feel like Abby was better cared for by Dani than she is at home (and we try to be good puppy parents). I hope to use Dani in the future and highly recommend her!!
Dani and Bob -- and of course Raven, Kodi and Xena (sp?) were amazing hosts! This was our first time leaving Maggie and Bear with someone other than family/"framily". I was a super-anxious dog mom, but Dani allayed our concerns and we were able to relax and know the dogs were in great, experienced hands. We got reports daily with photos and even a few videos. What impressed me the most was how she really described them in the same loving ways we do. The dogs were comfortable enough to really be themselves. We would definitely recommend this host home!
The space itself is totally dog-centric and awesome. It's a lovely home with a backyard that has a concrete area for wading pools and a large flat grass area that's big enough for dogs to achieve top speeds!!
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Dani was so awesome! Before anything was made official, she wanted to meet my boyfriend and I, and our dog Jesse. After meeting her, her husband, and their two dogs (plus one they had been looking after for a week), we knew that Jesse would be in great care with Dani, and would get along with the other dogs. Not only was she loving and caring to the dogs, but she even trained them as well! Dani gave us photo updates every day, told us exactly what Jesse was up to, and was very quick in her responses. We are very happy with Dani's care and are so appreciate of what she did for us. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs their dog(s) taken care of while they are away. I hope to have her watch Jesse again if we ever need to!
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Our dog seems to have had a great time with Dani and her family. It was nice that our dog had a small group of friends to play with while we were on vacation. The daily pictures and happenings updates were also nice to receive. Pickup/drop off was a breeze and Dani was also very flexible with our times.
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This reservation was an extension of another reservation, and I already provided some details of the excellent care Dani and her husband provided our dog. Am very grateful to have a wonderful place for him when we are away! Thanks so much.
Dani is awesome! She sent me updates and pictures nearly every day of our dog, and told us what they did that day. She groomed him regularly and gave him massages. Our dog has separation anxiety, and she was very careful to let us know how he was doing. An ideal place to leave your dog while you're away! Thanks Dani.
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I just picked up Charlie and Daisy from there fabulous 12 day doggie vacation with Dani and Robert. This was the first time our dogs had been away from home for so long and I wasn't the least bit worried. From the meet and greet and the detailed questions Dani asked, I knew that both Charlie and Daisy would have a great experience in such capable hands.

As others have noted, Dani is that rare individual who really gets it when it comes to dogs. She doesn't just take your dogs into her home, but engages them in many ways to keep them happy.

Regular exercise combined with a bit of training and even new things for my dogs like the doggie tunnel and bubbles(!), kept Charlie and Daisy busy and happy.

Our Daisy had an eye infection when we left her and required medication twice a day both oral and applied to the eyes. For Dani, it was "no big deal", just part of the daily care when she would check ears, eyes anyway.

The regular updates with photos we received while away on our vacation were great. Seeing our dogs doing what they love let us know that all was well. The photos were accompanied by descriptions of some of their daily routine along with updates on Daisy's eyes and Charlie's fear of Fireworks over the 4th of July. Dani made a crate available for Charlie to use when he was nervous about the loud sounds. This was just one of the ways Dani helps each dog work through any issues.

I can not say enough about how great the whole experience was both for my dogs and for me.

My dogs will miss their canine friends, Raven, Kodi and Xena with whom they had such a great time playing in the big back yard. I know they will also miss Dani and Robert.

Now I need to plan another vacation so that Charlie and Daisy can return!
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Excellent as always
Dani is clearly very experienced and highly knowledgeable about dogs - she was wonderful with my dog Buddy! She cared for him like he was one of her own. He had an ear infection when we left him with her, and she was great about cleaning them every day and giving him his medicine. She sent frequent updates and pictures of Buddy, so our minds were perfectly at ease knowing he was happy and healthy! He had a great time with her three dogs, and we'll be back for more doggie vacays!
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I am a repeat customer and feel more like family than a client. Robb (the dawg) was so excited as we drove up that he jumped over me to get out of the car. (He usually has better manners.) While he was with Dani and her pack my dog played so hard he needed a bath, which I got pictures of sent to me on my trip. I knew without a doubt that my dog was happy, safe, and well taken care of in my absence. He is loved like a family member there. There is no doubt that I would not consider anyone else for future dog sitting needs. Dani is fantastic.
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Dani and her husband were wonderful hosts -- great with their own dogs, and great with ours. Our dog got lots of exercise and tennis-ball chasing, and as much of a vacation as we did. Highly recommended!
I felt completely at ease leaving my beloved dog with Dani. He got tons of attention, exercise, play, and love while I was gone. Whew! He was still happy when I came to pick him up.
Dani sent me pictures of Robb every day while I was gone, which was a nice added little touch. He also got to take home one of the humongous bones which kept him busy during my week away from him.
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