Peace~of~Mind Puppy Palace
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CHARLENE S.
Senoia, GA 30276
28 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

CHARLENE's Resident Pets

Josie
Mini Dachshund/Mini Pincher
Female
9 months old
Lucy
Min-Pin/Chihuahua
Female
2 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

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About CHARLENE

Thank you for viewing Peace of Mind Puppy Palace. Let us introduce ourselves. We are Laurie and Charlene. First things first, we want you to know how much we cherish and love dogs and cats. We both grew up with animals in our family homes. We can't imagine our lives without our babies. We love to travel, but the only way we can do so is to have peace of mind in knowing our babies are well cared for and stay with our pet sitter who lives 3 doors up from our house. We will never place our animals in kennels or cages. The only way to have peace of mind while on your vacation is to know, without a shadow of a doubt, that your little ones are cared for 24/7. We are both retired, so we are always here with your babies. We will not go on a vacation, if our pets are not properly cared for. We will provide the same care for your children.
We live in a very, very clean home. All pet beds, dishes and toys are sanitized. Josie is our mini-dachshund/mini pinscher mix and sweet little Lucy is chihuahua/mini pinscher mix. Both are very happy, very sweet and playful little girls. They both were well socialized with other dogs at an early age, so they get along famously with all dogs. We also have a handsome male cat whose name is Chubb. He is a gentle giant. If you have any worries about your dog being around a cat, do not worry. Chubb resigns himself to the front portion of the house and is content hiding and hanging out there. Our babies will welcome your pet into their home with open paws. All pets have access to a doggy door off the kitchen to a covered breezeway and lovely fenced in yard area. We promise, your children will be cared for as if they were our own and receive our undivided attention. There is lots and lots of doggie love in our home.
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CHARLENE S.
Senoia, GA 30276
28 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 1, 2014

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At CHARLENE's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At CHARLENE's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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28 Reviews
Charlene was always the best.
As always, Elpie had a paw some time with his aunts Charlene and Laurie! I think he is getting so. Used to their pampering and attention that he has mixed feelings about returning home!!! I love that he is so happy there!! Sue brown
Laurie and Charlene were awesome. We've not left Lucy with anyone but family in years and were very concerned about how she would do. She obviously had a great time with them and was very well cared for. They are really nice folks who are obviously great dog lovers. We would definitely ask them if Lucy could stay again. Thanks for taking such good care of my girl!
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Charlene and Laurie are very welcoming and loving hosts. They allowed us some time for pre-meeting before the actual reservation date, so Chelsea can visit their home and meet their dogs, Josie and Lucy. Their home was nice and clean. The fenced backyard ensures safety and is perfect for dogs to play and have fun. Laurie sent me pictures and messages, so i could take my time away without worries. Chelsea looked very happy when i picked her up and i am hoping Chelsea can go back to their house for the next Vacay! :)
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Hum! Ok, guess I need to submit the August one again, which will be hard since I just reviewed the sept one. Lol . If I remember I raved, as usual, about Elpie's stay and how I did think that he actually would rather have stayed there with his Aunts Charlene and Laurie and cousins Josie and Lucy. He absolutely loves it at doggie camp and there I none better.
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As always, paw some plus plus rating for "aunt Charlene and laurie" and doggie camp. Again, Elpie came. Home so happy it was obvious he had a good time. I seem to be repeating myself with each review, but just in case a new person has not read the previous reviews , this is a super vacation home for doggies. Charlene and Laurie go the extra mile to make it a safe and totally home-like stay place . They are fav tulips. First time in decades and several dogs that I go away with absolutely no concerns for my dog'ssafety and happiness and the happiest any dog I'vehad has returned after a stay! Highly recommend
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Again, a pawsome-plus rating for Elpie's stay. I am so amazed at how relaxed and happy he is when I show up there to get him. It's like he thinks of it as his second home--- but a lot more fun than his real home because of his friends Josey, Lucy and whatever guest 4-legged is there. I am so lucky I discovered Charlene's & Laurie's puppy camp!
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Charlene and Laurie are two of the most wonderful people I have ever met. When I picked up Baxter I could see that he was having a wonderful time there. I'm not so sure that he really wanted to come home because he seemed as though he really missed being there when we got back lol. I love Baxter more than anything in this world so I am very skeptical about who takes care of him. I am certainly not with Charlene and Laurie. I could see this when I first met them. They love Baxter as much as I do. And they are like this with all dogs. I couldn't have asked for two better people to take care of him.

So if you want to leave your dog in a beautiful home with two of the most fantastic people you will ever meet, leave you're baby here. I love these fine people.
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Charlene and Laurie were great with Chester! They communicated with me daily and sometimes more often, sending cute little pictures and telling what he was doing. I would heartily recommend them to anyone needing a dog-sitter in that area. By the way, I am sorry to be so late in doing this. I was blocked out of my yahoo account for about a week, which delayed my responding sooner. Lillie Campbell
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Our babies enjoyed 7 days of "puppy camp" and came home happy & exhausted from the fun & love they received! I can't say enough how much I appreciate the genuine love and attention my babies receive when they are in their care.
I told mom that, since I was the one who had the away, I should be the one to write the review and she agreed. She was so happy (and relieved-- whatever humans mean by that) the see me so happy when I got home because it meant that I "had a good time". That is very strange because of course I had a good time; I wasn't in a cage or something, I was a DogVacay and had the run of the place and made new four legged friends who were such fun, learned to use that thing called a "doggie door" so I could go out into the shaded treed fenced area that was for us dogs only today and have fun, and best of all I got two new Aunties (Charleen & Laurie). So you can see why I'm confused about mom even thinking I would not have a great time and be happy. I can't wait to come back and now trying to figure out a way to get Mom to go on another trip!!! Thank you Aunt Charlene and Aunt Laurie. You are soooooooooo wonderful.

Elpie Brown
P.S. Thanks for teaching me how to take a selfie !! Mom was really impressed by that new camp skill-- she said she only learned something called " lighting fires and making s'mores" when she was at camp
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Molly is our 12 year old baby. When she developed health problems 3 years ago requiring medication and constant attention it meant that we didn't leave her and just stayed home. Until we discovered Charlene and Laurie. They are outstanding in their care and attentiveness and have a beautiful, well-thought out home-away-from-home. We would highly recommend them to ANYONE who loves their dog and needs a special place to stay with superior care.
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Is there a " paw some +" rating???
This is the first time in 1 1/2 years my adorable 4 legged child had been away from me so I was quite anxious about the trial overnight and how he would do !. No need to worry at the PEACE OF MIND PUPPY PALACE as Charleen and Laurie went more than the extra mile to make sure he had a good time there. These ladies are amazing, their home and large totally safe fenced / treed area goes beyond being pet-friendly; it is Pet Heaven !!!! My goodness, Elpie even slept with Charleen instead of on his pillows ! He came home so happy as well as tired from playing with the other dogs . I’m leaving him there for a few days this week and am looking forward to it ( & I know he is !), with not a worry or concern about how he will be cared for. These two are amazing, caring, dog loving women and I am so glad I found them for the care of my little guy when I go away !
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Charlene and Laurie are awesome! They are such dog lovers. We always feel so comfortable leaving our golden in their care. They are also so accommodating, which we really appreciate when last minute plans occur and we need a sitter! Their house is amazing and super pet friendly. The backyard is a dog's dream. We knew after the meet and greet they would be our first choice when it came to Abilene's boarding! We receive text/picture updates on how she's doing (she's usually being loved on by either Charlene or Laurie or their pups!). Abilene is always so worn out when we pick her up - we know she's had the best time. So glad to have found these wonderful women!
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Charlene & Laurie are the most caring and loving pet sitters Baylee has ever had! They spoil him just like we do and he no longer shakes when we pick him up ever since we have had them pet sit him! We get daily texts and pictures of him and how he's doing, which is such a relief to us and we can enjoy ourselves more when we are out-of-town knowing he's getting the best loving care from them! We won't take him anywhere else!
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Both ladies were in love with our boys from the meet and greet. They treated our fur babies like they belonged in their home. We will Definatly be booking with them again if we have to leave town again, or maybe just to play. Our boys loved the girls at puppy palace. They were both spoiled so well, thank you dog vacay for helping me find such amazing people!
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I couldn't have been happier about my decision to let my dog Ted stay with Charlene! They were very welcoming when we arrived and very accommodating and flexible around my schedule. Ted usually has trouble when I leave him with other people, but he was so happy running around at Charlene's that he didn't even stop to say goodbye to me! This will be the only place Ted will be staying when I'm out of town from now on. Just great people-- I'm very lucky to have found such a good "home away from home" for my baby!
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Charlene was great, Macie seems very happy with her vacation.
I've been searching for the appropriate adjective to describe just how WONDERFUL our stay with Charlene and Laurie was, but I can't narrow it down to just one word! Our Beau & Pearl both have some anxiety issues and Charlene and Laurie literally were "dog whisperers" and loved/calmed them like their very own. They sent pictures of the fun they were having throughout our trip and were in constant contact with me if I had any questions or concerns. They have a clean, beautiful home, with two friendly & lovable four legged family members. We feel like we are part of the family now. Will definitely be using them on any future trips & recommending to friends!
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Another great "staycation" with Charlene & Laurie!! We have so much trust in their care of our "Baylee"! They text us everyday and send pictures of how much he enjoys staying with them! We can go out-of-town without any worries when we leave Baylee with them! Baylee "woofs" them both! Thanks for all you do for our sweet boy!
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We can't say enough of how pleased we are with our Baylee staying with Charlene & Laurie! We were worried he may not want to go home! They are very loving caregivers for our "Doxie"! They gave us daily texts and photos of how well he was doing! You won't go wrong having them care for your loving pets while you're away from them! Baylee is so calm when we picked him up! Thank you both for being a loving family for our Baylee when we go out of town! Your title, "Peace of Mind Puppy Palace" lives up to its name! Y'all are just the best! Baylee misses y'all already! Becky M
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How fortunate were we to have found Charlene & Laurie! We stumbled upon Dog Vacay as we were planning a post-Christmas road trip to Philly and reconsidering taking our 4 month old puppy, Ziggy, on such a long drive. We read the prior reviews and reached out to Charlene to schedule a meet-and-greet. To our surprise and delight, our Schnauzer/Poodle mix (or Schoodle)bonded with them instantly. They knew the optimal way to introduce a new dog to the household, and Josie (their dog), made Ziggy an instant pal. We dropped Ziggy off the next morning, and though we were a bit nervous, there was something about the warm spirit of the family that reassured us that we'd made the best decision. Over the next week, Charlene and Laurie text pictures of Ziggy and provided lots of updates. I was pleasantly surprised they were so knowledgeable and patient in boarding a puppy so active and playful, not to mention not fully housetrained. He settled into his routine in their home and learned to use the doggie door very quickly, thanks to the kind assistance of a fellow canine boarder. My only concern became whether Ziggy would want to leave his vacation and come back home with us! He was very happy to see us, and he looks forward to seeing his new friend Josie on two future visits over the next three months. We have found gems in Charlene and Laurie!
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Charlene and Laurie were wonderful hosts as expected. Snow and Ollie found themselves right at home with the ability to even try out a doggy door...a luxury they don't have at home! What a fantastic place with the ultimate confidence that our little ones were well cared for in our absence.
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Our "doxie", Baylee was so relaxed mentally and physically when we picked him up from Charlene's! This was his 1st stay over with her and Laurie! We were so pleased with them! They kept us updated everyday and sent pictures, which was such a relief for us to know he was doing great! Baylee has had 3 back surgeries, was born with only 3 legs and they took every precaution with him which was another reason why Baylee will stay with Charlene & Laurie from now on! We had total "peace of mind" leaving him with them! Thanks to both of you! Baylee loves y'all! Woof! Woof!
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Charlene & Laurie have truly been a blessing in our life! We have had some rough experiences with our dog (medically) and have had a hard time finding someone who we felt comfortable leaving him with. After leaving our dog for the weekend with Charlene & Laurie, we are just smitten with them, and our dog is too! They treated him like he was their own and gave him all the love and attention that he needed! We got picture updates daily and I never worried about him in their presence. We travel frequently and have found his forever sitters!
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Charlene & Laurie turned out to be exactly the type of hosts we were looking for. Angus & Peaches had never been left with anyone but family, however, they blossomed under the care of these two warm, loving & nurturing hosts. By the time we returned, it was like the dogs had a new home!

The house was clean & comfortable and cushions & comfy dog beds everywhere made the dogs feel welcome...plus they were allowed on the furniture, which is what they're used to at home. A doggie door led to a fenced yard & the dogs loved coming & going as they pleased. They also enjoyed walks, playtimes, toys & cuddling with their hosts, whose daily photos and updates alleviated any concerns about how the dogs were doing in our absence.

To sum it up, we couldn't have asked for a better experience for our dogs. They were cared for just like at home. Our pug, Angus, received his daily dose of oral medication & extra attention was paid to his face washing routine just as we requested. Both dogs were clean, happy & well-fed, and made a good adjustment to Josie, the resident 7-month-old puppy, thanks to Laurie & Charlene's sensitive introduction & handling.

Should we return to the Atlanta area, we would definitely rebook with "Aunties" Laurie & Charlene. Not only did they make our dogs feel welcome & at home, they put us at ease right away. We left knowing we'd found new friends and wish them the best with their Dogvacay hosting!
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Laurie was tremendous. I don't believe I've ever felt so comfortable leaving my dogs with anyone but when I left to go on vacation, I was at ease. I know my little guys would be loved and taken care of. We will definitely use them again.

They are wonderful people with a clean house and a great yard.
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I am so glad that I chose Laurie and Charlene to take care of my dog Bailey. I could tell the minute I walked in the door of their beautiful home and met them, that this was the place for Bailey. They were wonderful!! Their home is so neat and clean and they have two very sweet dogs. I left Bailey with them for four days and they took great care of her. They sent frequent pictures and even included updates about Bailey’s day. Laurie and Charlene will definitely be my regular pet sitter.
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