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Judith P.

91 Reviews
53 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Chow Chow, Rottweiler

Judith's Resident Pets

0 yr 9 mo old
9 yr 0 mo old

Judith's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Judith

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've been caring for dogs all my life. Over the past 45 years, I have bred and raised collies and train and work with them as therapy dogs for abused children. We are retired so home most of the time. When weather permits, the dogs and I go walking in our neighborhood, a 21/2 miles route, or go to a local trail area. They go with me everywhere if it is cool enough for them to stay in the car. I have worked in a grooming shop so do all my own bathing, trimming, toenail clipping, teeth cleaning and teeth brushing. I have several grankids from 17 to 5 so the dogs get lots of kid time. We have a big fenced backyard so their other job is keeping the property squirrel free. There's lots of shade, a clean escape-free pen under the deck and a sandbox for them to dig and lounge in. I've had experience working in a kennel and at a dog groomer. My husband and I are retired so we are busy but usually one of us is home most of the time. We come and go during a typical day but usually not more than a couple hours. We also have other arrangements to be sure the dogs are let out and fed in an emergency.
We have now been working for DOG VACAY for 3 years and are completely sold on home boarding. The dogs are so much more relaxed and peaceful than kennel boarding and receive much more individual attention. They are not restrained and have access to indoor and outdoor "just like home" freedom. After the first few visits, they seem to accept us as their "home away from home" and most get over their first day stress. Having worked in both, we highly recommend home boarding over kenneling.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Judith P.

91 Reviews
53 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Judith's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
91 Reviews
Judith and Alan were amazing! I had last minute travel plans and Judith came in to save the day! She welcomed my and my roommate's dog for 3 nights. She made them very comfortable and included. My dog was slightly overly protective of Judith, but she made sure that no issues arose with her own pups. Loki and Jax had a fantastic time! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Judith and Allen were great. Rowdy has to be fed every two hours or so and given meds three times a day. That did not faze them at all! Rowdy had a great time and that is what matters most. He was a happy but tired pup when we got home. Thanks!
This was our first time using Judith and everything went great! We are going over seas next month for 2 weeks and she suggested a shorter trip first to get Dutch acclimated to her house. He was there for a weekend and not once did I worry about him. Judith and her husband both took such great care of Dutch. We will definitely rest easy next month knowing Dutch will be well cared for while we are visiting family! Thank you both so much!!
Our second visit with Judy. She and her husband are just great hosts. Buddy was very well taken care of and we'll continue to use their services. Frank L
Judy P is great and their place is really set up for the pups! Their dogs Catcher and Cotton are the most beautiful pups and my pup Dakota really enjoyed playing with them!!!! I felt really comfortable leaving my boys there and I'm an overly protective doggie Mom!!!! I can highly recommend.
LC seemed to love her visit with Judith and the other doggies. We were late getting back into town and Judith was very flexible with our pick up time, which I very much appreciate! I know LC will be excited to go back.
Thanks so much for your hospitality, Haze had a great time. Looking forward to the next visit.
I was in serious need of someone to watch my dog and Judith was very helpful. She responded promptly and professionally. She is also very flexible which was a lifesaver. There is a lot of room for the dogs to play and the dog will get to socialize with other dogs. I would recommend her and use her in the future.
It looks like Oli had a great time with Judith. He still seems tired 2 days later. We are so happy to have found a safe and fun place for him to go when we can't be with him! We will definitely be back!
Judith is as always the best! Kinser is always excited to arrive and does not want to leave. I have complete trust and feel blessed to not have to worry about her while I am traveling.
Our dog,LC, did not spend a lot of time with Judith and her pups but she cannot wait to return! Even though she had only been to Judith for a "meet and greet", LC jumped out of the car and ran up the steps, eager to go into Judith's house. We had a change in our plans and Judith and her husband was so gracious and accommodating. We definitely look forward to returning.
I had a GREAT experience with Judy. I left my dog Gunnar with Judy, and on the day I dropped him off, I started to notice a hot spot. Unfortunately the hot spot got very bad during his stay, so Judy decided it would be best to take Gunnar to the vet. She made sure that Gunnar got the treatment he needed and he is now doing much better. I am so grateful for the outstanding care she provided to Gunnar and I hope to use her in the future. I highly recommend Judy!
Judith and her husband were awesome! Our dog Bentley has never been left alone without one of us for longer than a day or two and we were going on a five day trip so we needed someone to watch him. We met a few other people before Judith, but we knew after a few minutes of meeting her and her husband that they were the right people to keep our dog. They were great to work with and Bentley came home from there very tired so he must have had a great time. We will definitely use them again in the future!!
Wonderful host, Bella was a happy pup.
It was a great experience when our Molly stayed with Judith. They are very welcoming to the dogs and are very relaxed to be around them. The yard is big with plenty of room to run around and other dogs to play with. It is so comforting to know Molly is not alone in a kennel at night. She came home tired and happy!
Judith was great with our dog! Nice big back yard and very friendly dogs.
Judy and Allen are great! They are very responsive and they took great care of our goldendoodle Ollie for a whole week. We will definitely book with them again!
The pups came home tired and content after their time at Judy's! They have a wonderful backyard with plenty of room to run and play. Our senior girl received the extra attention she needed with her health issues. I would definitely recommend Judy and her husband to care for your pets.
This was our first time leaving Maximus with anyone. Judy kept us up to date on how he was doing. She was able to relieve my anxiety over leaving him for a week, I mean he is like my kid, ya know?

We certainly will use Judy again and I highly recommend.
Our dog, Tootie, had a two night stay with Judy, her Collies & the family. Previously, we'd only boarded Tootie with our Vet (I know, awful) because we honestly didn't know anyone we could trust. Tootie can be very reticent with other dogs, and I just have to say that we were thrilled with Tootie's experience at Judy's house! Her gentle Collies really helped Tootie feel more comfortable with other dogs - which is no small feat, I'll tell you! And Judy and her husband are wonderful, caring people! When we picked Tootie up, she'd made so much progress with the other dogs, and at home she was her typical, happy self - so it was very clear she'd had a great stay! Thank you Judy (and family)!!! We feel so lucky to have found you!
Always a pleasure to work with this host!
My girls (Bella and Olive) were in very good
spirits when I picked them up. They seemed
to get along well with the resident puppies,
and Judith and her husband are very experi-
enced and caring with their visitors. Am using Judith's services again in June.
So thankful to have a safe/loving place to leave our dog, Jack, while we are away. Thanks, Judith!
It's really important that when you leave your dog in someone's care that you can trust that they will be well taken care of...I know that that will be the case when I leave our dog with Judy.
Judith and Allan have my complete trust and do an amazing job EVERY time. I could not be happier, Kinser always comes home tired and well cared for . . . Perfect.
Judith and Alan are awesome. My Boder Collie Colbie stays with them often and she loves it. Its a home away from home for her. They have a perfect set up for dog vacations with a great fenced in yard and lots of room to roam.
Do I dare tell the truth but then jeopardize their home always being filled to the brim? Yes, I can not tell a lie what a lucky dog to have been welcomed very very last minute . Do not do this to them but I am extremely blessed that they had mercy on us and accepted our old border collie last minute . He loved it and so will you . Thank you from Zach and family .
I love taking my doggies to Judith! They have a great time and they love to run in the large yard.
We will miss Judy and Alan, they were Nannah's favorite " aunt and uncle" ....we are moving to California, and will really miss them both. Thank you for the great care you gave Nannah on her many visits to your home.

Leigh and Gene
Charlotte, NC
Our dog had a great experience. We appreciated the care and competence Judith and Allen demonstrated with our dog and each dog in their watch at the time.
Judy and Alan are awesome, Nannah loved them like family!! She comes home so happy!
Judy and Allen are the nicest couple! Their beautiful collies were amazing with our dog and the whole family made him feel comfortable right from the meet and greet. They took amazing care and were really flexible with our reservation. I would highly recommend using them and will use them for all our future trips!
Judith and her husband were so nice and genuinely caring. I knew immediately that they were true dog people. Fenway had a great time with her collie's and fit right in. We will definitely be back!
Judith is excellent and has so much patience, we will only bring Sophie to her. Sophie loves her and we have relief knowing that she is in such good hands. Thank you so much!!!!!
Maggie was well cared for and she seemed to enjoy her visit.
Great care!!! I had piece of mind knowing our dog was in great hands.
Buddy had a blast on his vacation from us!! I think he was in doggy paradise with having so many other dogs to play with! He was a bit depressed when we brought him home! Thank you Judith and Allen for taking such good care of our pup!
Marley had a great stay!
We love Judith P!!! Our collie, Lily, loved Judith's collies, Cherokee and Catcher, and her grand-collie, Dusty. She was treated like one of the family all week. Judith and her husband lovingly took care of Lily, making sure that she ate properly as Lily adjusted to our absence. Even though we didn't ask her to groom Lily, Judith did so. Lily looked gorgeous when we collected her and genuinely missed her collie friends afterwards.
It's such a relief to know that your dog will be well cared for when you are away...that's how we feel when we leave Dutch with Judy. So thankful that we found her! ( And so is Dutch).
Judy was terrific in every way. She really understands dogs, and we felt very comfortable leaving Dutch with her and her family.
Our two energetic goldendoodles stayed with Judy and Allen during our wedding and honeymoon for over two weeks. We were a little nervous leaving them with someone new for that long, but as soon as we met the Payne's, we felt completely comfortable! You can tell they are "dog people" and our doodles warmed up to them both instantly.

Our pups were happy to see us when we got back (of course!), but it was obvious that they had a great time while we were gone! I'm pretty sure they came home with better manners than when we left, which is rare from our experience leaving them with other people!

Judy and her husband are laid back/easy going and will work with you and your schedule. You'll be able to relax while you're out of town knowing that your pup is in great hands!
Nannah had another great weekend with the collies and Judy and Alan! Thanks!
Thank you Judith! Sophie loves to stay with you and I am relaxed knowing that she is in such wonderful care!
Nannah loves Judy and Alan, and the collies! She always has a great time, she will be back in a couple of weeks for another stay with the Payne family.
Fantastic as always! My dog thinks and feels like one of their family and doesn't want to leave! Highly recommended.
This visit was great! It was her 4th or 5th visit and was notified that she really is starting to get comfortable with the other Host dogs. Looking forward to next visit.
I was very pleased with Judith. She kept me updated daily on how our two dogs were doing . I was very worried leaving them since they have only stayed with my petsitter who has moved to another state.
They came home happy and very tired. Judith gave my dog her medication daily and was an excellent petsitter.
We already have booked her for several other stays.

Kinser clearly had a wonderful time at Judith's, she almost did not want to leave her new pack! I will most certainly be using Judith in the future when I have to travel. I even received Kinser's dog bed back (much) cleaner than when I dropped her off. Highly recommended!
We have utilized Judith on a number of occassions. She has been great - we always feel comfortable with leaving our dog with her...our dog is safe and in good hands. Judith has a fairly large back yard that our dog runs around in and our dog always comes back exhausted. We highly recommend her!
We were so happy to have found and Judith! After meeting her, I felt completely at ease about leaving Cooper with her and her husband and their two sweet collies.
They were wonderful and I didn't worry about our dog at all while we were gone.
Her house and yard were set up perfectly for dogs. Lots of space to roam and play, but also safe and contained.
Cooper came back to us well taken care of and tired. We will definitely use Judith again in the future.
Nannah loves Judy! She has five more reservations booked in the coming months and cant wait to visit again soon! We recommended DogVacay to a co-worker, its just the best alternative when you cant take your dog with you!
Nannah had a great time!!! She was happy, rested, she had a great visit! We have four more reservations booked, and we are very confident that she will have a great time, and we have peace of mind that she is in such good hands with Judy.
Tucker was totally at home!
Every stay with Judy and Allen is great - they care for Greta like she is their own. Greta comes back well fed, happy, and well exercised! She loves going to "vacay" with their family!
Initially I was worried about leaving Scout with someone I didn't know but during our Meet and Greet, Judith put my mind at ease! She's very knowledgeable about dogs and assured me that Scout would be alright. She was correct! Scout was very tired after a long weekend playing with her two lovely collies and running around in her HUGE backyard.
A five-star experience. I know Tucker missed us but he had a great time with Judith. Turns our the whole family (children and grand-children) got to know Tucker and needless to say he got tons of love from them. It showed! Judith will be my first choice going forward!

Great home, great yard and great family!
Judy was awesome. My dogs came home tired and happy. July's setup is awesome. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Judith has a wonderful house and yard for keeping our dogs. They had a great time and were well taken care. Thank you!
Judy and her husband were so understanding and flexible when our plans changed and we had to bring our dog over a day early! Greta came home from her week away totally exhausted from the fun time she had while in Judy's care. She took her on walks, played fetch with her, and made sure she was very well cared for. We would not hesitate to book Judy again!!
Judith and her family were amazing for my bulldog boy. It was our longest time away from him, but we felt so comfortable leaving him with her and her family!! He absolutely loved it there, and got tons of attention and love. We have definitely found Chumlee's forever sitter!!!
Judith was great! I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her. She is very knowledgeable and caring. She was overall a great host. I would definitely book her again.
Judy was excellent with our dogs. This was the first time we have left them behind. I was a little worried how they would act around other dogs. Judy helped ease my nerves. You can tell she has been doing this for a long time and is an animal lover! I will definitely be using her again.
Judith was very accommodating when I found myself needing a sitter for my second dog while I was out of town. She responded to all texts promptly and both my dogs, Labrador and Shih tzu seemed to have a good time. I will be taking my dogs to Judith on my next trip.
Judith was excellent. My dog is shy and scared outside of her own home and she warmed right up to Judith and followed her everywhere. I would definitely bring my dog back.
Judith and her family were great for our dog's vacation!
Just excellent! Judith knows dogs and knows how to care for them professionally.
Judith was great to Watson, he came home tired and happy. Her Collies are also very kind and gentle.
Roxie loves staying with Judith, but especially getting to play with Catcher & Cherokee! We feel totally trusting of the care that she gets while staying with Judith, her husband and plan on let Roxie go stay and play in the future. Highly recommend "Judith P"!
My dogs loved their stay with Judith. She our lab mix and rhodesian ridgeback for 6 days while we attended a wedding in California. She kept in touch with us about how the dogs were doing and even brought them home and put them on our screened porch the night we were coming home since we had a late flight. It was nice to come home to our pups and see that they were happy and tired. Thanks, Judith!
Judy, and her family were great!
My dog had a ball as always at Judith's. She's now passed out on her bed, no doubt dreaming of Judith's large back yard and collies. Thanks again!!
Great place to stay. Their personal dogs are very calm and friendly. They will treat your dog as if it is their own.
Judith and Allen are great hosts! They have a very good setup giving your dog a great outdoor space and an inside area where they cannot get into too much trouble. My boy seemed to have a great time there, but probably needs more maturity before he is ok to be boarded again.

Overall a 5 of 5 and I would use their services again in the future!
My dog had a great time and I am very grateful for the care that she received while at Judith's. Lila the dog is looking forward to her next stay!
Was friendly and easy to work with. Likes dogs and knowledgable about their care. Will definitely use again.
I think our dog was more maintenance than Judy wanted/could handle. If you have a dog that needs little attention and is an outdoor dog, then they would thrive well. But, our Wheaten Terrier is more of an inside dog, has a sensitive stomach and needs to be watched when that occurs otherwise she will eat everything in sight (which she did and saw evidence to that the following day after we picked her up...there is little grass area in the yard),and she loves to be with you. Wheaten terriers are a watch dog by breed and tend to bark with the approach of people or noices ; unfortunately, she did just that and it did bother Judy. But, it can be controlled easily with our dog. Out of all fairness, our dog was only there two nights and things may have turned out better for all had it been a longer stay. Judy is a lovely person and truly loves dogs, but our higher maintenance dog is not a good fit for the yard, inside, and Judy's Dog Whisperer approach to dogs.
We recently moved to Charlotte and boarded our 2 dogs with Judy and Alan for 8 days. Our Boxer is 8 1/2 and is having a difficult time adjusting to the move. She wouldn't eat for 2 days & had diarrhea. Judy was quite concerned & took her to her vet (we didn't have one yet). The vet performed tests & gave an anti-nausea shot & an antibiotic. Judy also went to the store to get Mila yogurt to try to settle down her system. She didn't interrupt our vacation & took care of Mia as if she was her own. Our other dog, Max, a Lab, has some dog anxiety but was fine with Catcher & Cherokee, their Collies. I wouldn't hesitate to board them both with Judy & Alan again. She is very caring & knowledgeable of dog behavior.
Great experience....Judith P. and her husband were more than nice and happy to accommodate us on short notice. Our dog loved his stay too!
Judith, her husband and their two Collie's are the best!!! Our dog loves them all and always comes home looking better than when she left us:)) Highly recommend their awesome place for you pet. Great yard for them to play in as well! Many Thanks for a great stay for Shadow! Sincerely, Noreen and Patrick George
Judy was great. My Lola enjoyed her time with Judy and her 2 beautiful collies. Lola was able to run around in Judy's backyard, which she loved since we live in an apartment. Judy is VERY knowledgable of dogs and she even clipped my Lola's nails. Thanks Judy will be using you again.
The house/location was great with a fenced in yard. However, it may have been small for 6-7 dogs. The host is a big fan of Cesar and speaks his language, but I'm not sure she's prepared to handle it in real life. Very nice lady with great tips, but she may have bit off more than she can chew!
Roxie loved her stay with Judith and we were very happy that she had been well taken care of and had a wonderful yard to play in. We will definitely be reserving Roxie's next vacation with Judith.
Our two dogs had a great time staying with Judy and her husband for the weekend. Judy is very knowledgeable about dog interactions and it put us at ease since she is very popular for dog boarding and had several other dogs there. Her two collies are incredibly friendly and our dogs clearly got along well with them. We will definitely look to Judy the next time we need dog boarding!
Judy took our pup Baxter for the weekend and he was very happy when we picked him up at the end of our trip. She had a few other dogs staying with her in addition to her two lovely collies so Baxter was able to have lots of supervised interaction with other dogs, which he enjoys. A great stay!
Our Bruzer had a great time playing and spending the weekend at Judiths house. She was great with him. She called and checked in with us and put our worries to rest. He had alot of fun playing with the other doggies in her house, he came home exhausted! We would definitely send Bruzer back if we ever needed to.
We were looking for somebody who is home during the day and has a lot of experience with dogs (especially larger breeds), and Judy is exactly that. In addition, her two dogs are very laid back and well behaved. We will definitely have our dog stay with Judy again.
I highly recommend Judy. We felt very comfortable leaving our dog with Judy and her family for a week. She sent us updates on our pup's stay and was very easy to deal with. My dog thoroughly enjoyed the stay with her family and she treated him as if he were her own. Thanks Judy!
Judy was so welcoming to my dogs and very communicative during the time they were there. Thank you!
Judith was an amazing host! Our pup Rue had so much fun running around her big yard. Her two Collies were very awesome for Rue to be around. We highly recommend her service!
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