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Denise C.
San Diego, CA 92117
121 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
$40/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler

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About Denise

I am fortunate and happy to be home working my full time job- caring for your loved one like my own as a dogvacay host. It is my only job to enjoy getting to know your dogs personality.while they stay with us.

We have recently lost our beloved family dog of 12 1/2 yrs, Zeda.
It has been extremely helpful to still care for other dogs. Making sure that your loved one is comfortable and happy while in our care is very important to us. I enjoy having dogs in our home, it helps me keep the memory of Zeda, along with mending my broken heart.
Our yard is large and very secure. The dogs can be inside or outside as they please. They enjoy sunbathing, dipping in their own pool, playing fetch or chasing each other.
We also enjoy walks around our neighbor and to the near by park.

I will be sending you photos and updates of your pet enjoying their stay.

It is my job to have your pet SAFE, LOVED, COMFORTABLE and HAPPY while they are here on their dogvacay at Perfect Paws!
We look forward to meeting you and your perfect paws!

Happy Tails!
Denise

Dog Vacay bills in 24 hour increments. Perfect Paws gives a 2 hour grace until pick up.
Please inform us of approximate drop off and pick up times when you make your reservation (extended stay exempted).

Perfect Paws drop off time is after 8 a.m. and pick up before 6:00 p.m. We will make adjustments, just ask.

Thank you, Denise
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Denise C.
San Diego, CA 92117
121 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Denise's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Denise's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
121 Reviews
As always Denise took wonderful care of our little angel. Punky is always happy and gets so excited when we turn down Denise's street. She came through for us again today when we had to make a last minute reservation. Denise is PAAAAW-SOME!!!!
Thanks Denise for the daily pictures. Minnie appreciated the walks a lot.
Denise is a wonderful caregiver. She truly loves all her animals. We are so grateful for Denise for giving our dog a loving home away from home. We loved all our daily updates and pictures. Thank you so much Denise!
I have left my dog Maddie with Denise many times, and I always feel secure and comfortable knowing she's in good hands. Maddie loves her backyard and the walks that Denise takes her on. Denise provides lots of photos. Its has also been helpful that Denise has been able to provide an additional drop off/pickup service for days when my schedule has been tight.
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Denise is a great host for our golden retrievers! I appreciate the photos and updates!
Denise is THE BEST! We were so nervous to leave our dog for 2 weeks, but knowing that he was with Denise really set our minds at ease. He played with friends, had constant attention, and got plenty of cuddles and pets. She even sent us lots of photos through WhatsApp while we were abroad, which was awesome! Kosmo (our pup) was actually sad to leave her house when we came to pick him up. We will definitely be contacting Denise for our next trip. Kosmo loves her and so do we!
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Where to begin?! Denise is such a great dog sitter. Our pups, Lizzy and Blu are always excited to go to Denise's and are tired when they come home. She has been very accommodating with our schedules which vary at times.

I would highly recommend Denise for your pup!
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Denise is a great host for my beagle, Lincoln. She is very patient, and he loves spending his days with her. He always comes home happy and tired! Can't recommend her more!
Loved having Denise watch our dog for us while we went on a fun vacay with the family. She sent us a lot of pictures so we knew she was happy and loving life being there. We loved having her there so much that only 4 days after picking her up we dropped her off to be watched during the day while we had a busy day.
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Denise was great to work with. My beagle seemed really happy staying with her and Denise sent me pictures while I was away.
I can't say enough good things about Denise! Our dog, Dash, took to Denise immediately - you could tell he felt safe and comfortable with her. She has a great fenced in back yard where the dogs could run around, without fear that they'd get out. Denise sent pictures and updates throughout the weekend so we knew Dash was safe and having fun. We could tell she cared for him as though he was her own. I'm certain Dash will be thrilled every time he goes there.
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Our basset, Emily, loves visiting Denise! Thanks again for your tender loving care for our 10 year old! If you want peace of mind knowing your "baby" is well cared for, Denise is the best:)) Love getting the pics of Denise and Emily on their walks, playing with the tennis ball, and just relaxing...Big Thanks!! Highly recommend Denise!
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Great visit. Loved the photos texted to me of Jessie's experience. I felt so comfortable with my pup in Denise's care. We are going back again next week! Thanks for taking such good care...
Chloe spent the day with Denise and 2 other dogs while we went to the Zoo. Chloe is too attached to her mom and dad but Denise handled her beautifully. Loved the pix she sent during the day. Would highly recommend her services esp if you have a dog that is not used to being away from you!
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I would recommend Denise to anyone! She was wonderful ! It was my first time going on vacation and leaving my dog Princess behind. Denise was always keeping me updated with pictures and messages which I loved. When I came to pick up Princess, she didn't want to leave Denise she loved her so much ! Denise did a great job with taking good care of my baby . Thank you Denise.
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Denise was very active with our dog Anna throughout her stay, taking her on walks, giving her treats, and sending photo updates. She is a very kind and caring person, and we had complete confidence leaving Anna in her capable care.
Denise is the best! If you want a sitter that provides an abundance of TLC for your "baby", I highly recommend Denise. It's a great relief to know Emily is in great hands when we are away; Denise keeps me updated with pictures, too - just so happy to have found her. I give her 10 paws!
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We've used Denise twice now and couldn't be happier. We feel comfortable leaving our darling dog with her, and love the messages and picture updates that she provides. We would highly recommend her!!
The best dog sitter in San Diego! So grateful for Denise and Vincent!
We have found a treasure in Denise...we can actually enjoy our vacation knowing Denise is taking such good care of our basset. She keeps me informed on my pup's day, and I look forward to getting fantastic pics every day. I would highly recommend Denise as she is caring, sweet, responsible, and a devoted caretaker for your pet. You can tell she loves her job just as much as my pet enjoys spending time with her. It's a relief not to have to kennel my dog, but to have her enjoy a fun filled day at Denise's! Denise is a 5 star gal.
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Denise was AMAZING!!! I am an incredibly anxious puppy-mom and had never been away from my 3 year old Whippet for more than a night. Isabel stayed with Denise for three nights, and Denise sent so many adorable pics and videos, that I actually didn't worry about my 'baby' at all!!! (That's a first for me) When I picked Isabel up, she was frolicking with another puppy in the backyard, and then coming inside to give Denise kisses. My dog LOVED her. I wish I lived in the area, I would use her ALL the time. She is seriously the BEST host I've ever booked with!!!
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Always the BEST!!
I think Maxwell thinks he has a new mom-he loves Denise!
As always, Denise and Vince took such good care of our little Princess. I'm so grateful we found them 2 years ago. They so pamper our pooch!
As usual, Maxwell had the best time with Denise! So glad we found his new favorite vacation home!
Denise and her husband Vincent are the best! I cannot say enough great things about them!!! My dog is not use to being away from home so thank goodness I found Denise to take such great and loving care of him while I went away. She sent me pictures often so I could see how well he was doing-I really appreciated the updates. Going over to Denise's is the next best thing to being at home-probably better because of the new friends he made! Great doggie vacay!!!
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Denise was FANTASTIC!! and that's an understatement!! This was our first time using her services and will definitely not be the last; she is our go-to babysitter for our Basset Hound. She's very caring, a total dog lover, and very informative on how your pup is doing during the stay. I received numerous pictures of my pup - during quiet time, during play time - it was wonderful. I highly recommend Denise if you're looking for high quality care, not to mention she's a very sweet lady that really loves animals. Emily can't wait to go back for another stay!! Thanks Denise!!
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Rusty stayed with Denise for a long weekend and it worked out perfectly! I have rarely felt comfortable leaving my dog with anyone, and when I do I usually worry about how things are going. But, after having a "meet and greet" with Denise I saw her obvious love for dogs and talent for making them feel comfortable and relaxed in her home, I was put at ease. I would recommend Denise to anyone and would definitely have Rusty stay with her again if the need should arise.
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I have too many good things to say about Denise! I had a very short notice need for someone to watch my 10 y/o doxie pin. Denise was very accommodating and very promptly replied to my inquiry and any questions I had. She was also flexible with our first meet and greet. As soon as I walked in with Freddy, I could tell Denise and Vincent were true dog lovers! They knew exactly what to do to keep their visitors happy and well taken care of. Being in such a time crunch my biggest concern was finding someone I could trust to care for my dog while I was away - I knew this was true the moment I walked in the door :) Freddy came back. I received updates during my time away which was great to see how happy Freddy was. When I picked him up, I think he was a little disappointed to leave! The next time we plan to go out of town, we know exactly who to contact :)
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As always Murphy hAd a great time.
T-bone is always happy to be with Denise!! It is a treat for him to spend time with new doggie friends and see old ones too!. i love how he sleeps so well when he gets home. Lots of exercise and love while I am away! Thanks Denise and Vincent!!
My beagle, Muddy, has boarded with Denise several times so I thought it was time for an updated review. We actually moved to the Bay Area a year ago and haven't trusted anyone else with him. I know we eventually have to but I just don't think I'm going to find anyone as good as Denise. We had a wedding to go to in San Diego over Easter weekend and decided to drive so we could bring Muddy and leave him with Denise for several days. This way, we could have peace of mind while going to the wedding and taking care of some personal things over the following days.

I can't express how great Denise is with Muddy. He is an older dog and has some quirks, all of which she dealt with. I actually felt really bad for Denise because Muddy has developed a new habit where he likes to get up at 1AM to go potty. I don't know if it's because he's an older dog now but she got up with him every night!

On the drive back to the Bay area, Muddy slept the entire way and the following day. He clearly had a very nice vacation, as did we! We will miss Denise and can only hope to find another dogvacay person as good as her.
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Denise has been watching our 8 year old dog for a couple years now and has always done an outstanding job. We recently adopted a 2 year old dachshund mix who is definitely still in the 'puppy' stage and Denise agreed to take both dogs while we were away. Denise as usual did an amazing job with sending us pictures and updates daily to let us know that our pups were in good hands. I had an emergency come up while I was away and Denise was able to care for our pups for a couple extra days- I don't know what I would have done without her help. Thanks Denise!
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A joy! To be able to have TB stay with Denise and Vincent and dear, sweet Zeda is not even like having him be away from home.
We love them like family!

Tb and Zeda are the best of friends. We really miss her and Denise and Vincent when we are away!!
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Denise saved the day(s). Our little terrier had not been separated from us for all of his 12 years; so boarding him for almost a week was an anxious proposition. While we are sure it was difficult, this Vacay was as comfortable as could be. None of our other options could have been as good. We were updated on our pet's disposition regularly with text messages and charming photos. These are good people who genuinely love dogs and know how to work with them.
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Denise took great care of our two dogs, Capser and Bagel, while we were on vacation. We especially loved how she would send us picture updates of how they were doing. We can tell from the pictures that our dogs were having a good time and being well cared for. In fact, they loved the whole experience so much that they didn't want to leave when we picked them up! We highly recommend Denise for your dog boarding needs. We would not hesitate to have her watch our dogs again.
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I had such a wonderful experience with Denise and her husband. I could really see that they love animals. They took such great care of my dog. She sent multiple pictures and updates on how he was doing :). I will definitely be booking again with her!
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Denise is AMAZING!!! Hunter Loves her and her Pup! I would recommend her to everyone!! She is always sending me photo updates and making me feel free comfortable with leaving Hunter for a few days).
Denise was amazing! She was so accommodating on such short notice. We received pictures throughout the days and constant updates with how the dogs were doing. Being out of town, it was comforting to know they were in such great hands. Her huge fenced in back yard made me feel so comfortable knowing if the dogs were outside, that they were safe. Her house was like a little doggy heaven. They came back so happy and tired from all the play time they had with her. I will definitely use Denise again and would highly recommend her to anyone!!
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while out of commision for several days for arm surgery denise took the best care of tb!!
she was so kind to add an extra day at the last minute as i needed more time to recuperate. i missed my little fella a lot! but seeing photos of him walking, and playing w/ the other dogs and on denise's lap made me feel great!
he is home now and happy and helping me get better...typing w/ one hand! thx d!!
s and tb!!
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So happy that T-bone was able to enjoy his Sunday on Denise's lap watching the Charger game, just like at home w/ me!! This makes me so happy to get a photo of my boy looking at the tv from the vantage point of her lap! Happy and at home!!

Thank you Denise ... as always a WONDERFUL stay!!!

Suzanne
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Once again Denise did an outstanding job watching over our dog Conlan. We were out of the country so we did not have phone access so Denise took the time to email us everyday with photos of Conlan and letting us know how he was doing. We ran into flight issues on the way home and were unable to get back on the day that we were supposed to pick him up from Denise's house. She was very flexible and agreed to keep him another night until we were able to return. It is a great feeling when away from home that our dog is in great hands and is getting so much attention from Denise.
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T-bone missed Denise and being with her and his other dog family! He trotted right into the house and had a grand time on his overnight stay!

I loved getting the photos while I was away. He was happy to see me when I got home and we will be back to see Denise soon!!!
Thank you!!!!

Suzanne
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Another excellent experience
Denise and Vince are PAWSOME!! They always give our Punky so much love and attention. We will never use anyone else.
We had a wonderful experience with Denise! She is responsive and a clear communicator. The meet and greet went really well so we decided to leave Hunter with her for several days. She has a secure yard and is great with dogs!

Throughout our trip, she texted pictures and updates, so we were never worried.

We are thrilled to have met Denise.
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More new friends and getting lots of exercise! T-bone can't wait to get out of the car when he sees we are near Denise's. She comes out to greet him and he runs to her like an old friend. Same with Zeda and they exchange kisses and tail wags. As I leave to go on my business trip TB barely notices as I walk out the door and get in the car. When I come back he is happy to see me of course... just not as anxious to leave because he is so at home!! :) A good thing!! So lucky to have Denise and Zeda and Vincent!!
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We love Denise! And so does our lab, George. She is so sweet. This was George's third or fourth stay and he always gets lots of love, attention, belly rubs, ball throwing, walks… and I get peace of mind and cute photos of George. I highly recommend Denise!!
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Thank you, Denise and Zeda. What a superstar team! Even my visiting friend asks how our dog-sitter is doing. So thankful!
Even with sociable dogs it can sometimes take patience and knowing the ideal situation to let new dogs get to know each other. I appreciate Denise's patience, persistence and honesty. I was prepared to accept that our dog and another dog were not going to get a long at first. Once they got to the back yard and had a chance to get acclimated and adjusted they did well together. By the time I left, the two were playing together. Denise has a plan and it works.
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Love our dog-sitter! Great service as usual.
Denise absolutely loves what she does and her guests know it. She must get the best morning and evening snuggles!
Pawsome experience!
The best part of picking Frida up late one evening was when a doorbell was rung on the commercial in the background. All of the dogs who had been snoozing and settling in for the night thought it was the real doorbell and ran to be sure the situation checked out. Denise is such a trooper and the dogs are ready to defend their favorite sitter.
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Denise is Frida's mom away from home. We know that she is always looked after and gets lots of exercise when our schedules don't allow it.
Another great time with Frida's favorite dog-sitter and friends. Frida loves time with Punky and Zeda!
Wife reminded husband to pack dog food. Husband drops off dog without dog food. Denise to the rescue with supergirl Zeda in tow. Denise was kind enough to check in with us to see the food type and picked up a small bag to last the short trip. We were happy to reimburse her for our oversight. Thanks, Denise!
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Denise offers a great environment for her regular pups. I wish I could be a dog for a day just to enjoy all of our pup's adventures!
We are so blessed to have great care for our pup with Denise, Vincent and Zeda. She loves her time there and we love Denise. Really, we use Frida as an excuse to see Denise :)
Frida loves her walks and trips to the park. We love the photos of her "journeys". Thank you, Denise.
Frida had an awesome stay with Denise and other playmates. She loves her travels as much as we do...okay, possibly more.
Murphy had a great time and we appreciated getting pictures of Murphy while we were away. It was comforting to know that he is well taken care of by Denise.
Another great stay with Denise! She is wonderful! She really loves dogs. I did not worry about George at all. She gave him lots of attention and exercise. He was only mildly excited to see me when I picked him up. I will continue to leave him with her when I go out of town.
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T-bone now knows where he is going when we round the corner to Denise's house. He wags his tail & can't wait to get out of the car to see her and Zeda. Denise gets kisses and love and T-bone heads to the backyard and plays with Zeda. I love to see him have so much fun.
I had to leave TB a little longer as a last minute meeting came up. Denise was great to accomodate us.
When we got home my little fella was tired and happy and as always we were GRATEFUL for Denise and her wonderful ways!
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We would want to leave Gretzky anywhere else. Denise and her family are the best!
Denise is absolutely amazing! My pup Hunter and I love her! I feel completely relaxed when I go ok vacation and leave him with her. He has states with Denise several times now and always has so much fun! Hunter comes home exhausted from his play dates with the other dogs she has staying with her. She always sends multiple photo updates which makes me feel so much more comfortable knowing and seeing how much fun he is having!
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T-bone was so excited when he saw that we were at Denise's house! Zeda came up to the car and she and Tb kissed! It was the cutest darn thing! When TB saw that Vincent had come home from work at the same time we drove up he could hardly stand it and ran right to him to get his share of love and affection from him too! Then into Denise's arms he went. I left on my business trip feeling so lucky to have my little bundle of love in their care. Denise sent a photo of their walk as I drove up Hwy 5 and another photo the next day during my meeting. All of it makes me smile! So very grateful! Thank you Denise. Thank you Dogvacay!
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Fun- :) I know that when I have to leave my little one with Denise he is with someone that cares for him as I would! No better feeling!
We always look forward to Frida's visits with Denise. The photo texts are highlights of our day if we can't be with our pup. Denise provides a wonderful stay with lots of exercise and updates regarding anything unusual. It's a wonder that people don't require this kind of care for their kids;)
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Denise is wonderful. My black lab, George, had a great time at her house. I felt 100 % comfortable leaving him there. Even though it was a rainy weekend, they went out for walks and played at the park. She sent me some pictures of him looking happy and having fun, so that I didn't worry. She was very responsive and easy to schedule with. I look forward to leaving him there again!
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So appreciate that Denise was flexible with my schedule and was able to keep T-bone another night. T-bone was happy to be "right at home" with Zeda and Denise and Vincent. When I picked him up he was happy and had a great stay!! Don't know what I would do w/out this family.
Thank you !!
:)
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Frida had a wonderful time with Denise, Vincent and Zeda. This stay she also was blessed with Punky, another playmate! Frida and Punky had quite the time running together and playing chase. The pictures we received were of the two of them either running or resting with tongues out. I believe this was Punky's first time away and the pup was a little nervous at first. By the time we picked up our pup, Punky had become quite confident and comfortable in the vacation lifestyle:) What a sweetie! Denise clearly cares about her four-legged guests and their owners. What a treat to have someone love on our pets as if they were her own!
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Denise is, in a word, AWESOME!! We left our Punky for 10-nights during our trip to Hawaii. This was the first time we have left her with anyone and we couldn't be happier. Denise emailed us everyday with updates and pictures. She also had other small dogs as play mates. When we picked her up this morning Punky was happy and safe. Denise's house is clean and dog friendly and the back yard has plenty of room to play and a secure 10 foot fence. Denise will be our ONLY choice next time we travel.
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Frida loves spending time with Denise, her husband and resident pet Zeda. Tail wags say it all and there are lots of those here. We love Denise and never think twice about where to board our pup when we are away.
Denise and her family were wonderful! Cannot say enough good things- she was easy to communicate regarding directions for his care, our doggie was treated like just another family doggie, and it's a big peace of mind to know your kids are in good hands :-) Thanks Denise!
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One word... Superb!!! :)
sebastians second home
Denise is wonderful with Sebastian. will not have anyone else watch him.
Thanks Denise for the fun day ! Me at the Charger game and T-bone watching the game with you and your family! Just as though he were home with me!! As always he came home looking happy and good and tired. Loved seeing his good friend there and Zeda! Home away from home. :)
Suzanne
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5-Stars all the way! This was the first time we left our Punky with anyone. Denise, Vincent and Zeda are GREAT! Denise sent us pictures and updated us throughout her stay to reassure us our little "Princess" was okay. She was so happy when we picked her up we could tell she had a wonderful time Denise's home is clean and the back yard is awesome for dogs to play in or just lie in the sun. Thank you Denise for loving our little Punky during her stay. See you in February!!
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WONDERFUL! Had to scoot out of town the day after Thanksgiving so having a place for T-bone during a holiday weekend was sure nice. T-bone got to meet Denise's daughter and see her son again...he loves them both!
Every visit T-bone makes new doggie friends and has lots of fun and gets great exercise and LOVE.
:)
Thanks so much!
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You can tell by all of the positive reviews that Denise takes excellent care of her doggie guests. In addition to taking care of our Charlie as if he were one of her own, I owe her a huge thanks for taking him in on VERY short notice. Our regular sitter cancelled on us 2 days before we were leaving the country on a big trip. I was frantic to find a place for Charlie- not just any place- someplace good enough for our third child. Denise saved the day. She responded right away and was super flexible in setting up a meet and greet right away. I immediately knew Charlie would do well there. Denise sent many pictures of Charlie every day reassuring us that he was great. Our kids looked forward to the "Charlie Mail" we got every day. He is not very social at home but he made many new friends there. It really was a vacation for him- walks, cuddling with humans, and new friends. I can't thank Denise enough!
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It is the best feeling to know that T-bone is welcomed into Denise's home with her husband Vincent and their sweet girl ZEDA. She and T-bone have become such good friends. I love to see them together. TB and I both thank you! Suzanne
So excited that T-bone learned to garden! When I got a photo of my little fella with Denise helping to plant gardenias I was thrilled. As an indoor doggie it is great to see TB be able to dig in the dirt and be a real outside dog!!
Thank you for another 5 star stay!!
Suzanne :)
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As usual with Frida's visits, it is tough to tell who had a better time, us or our pup. If good times were measured in tail wags then Frida's time spent with Denise, Zeda and other pups would win paws down. We really dislike leaving Frida at all, but as soon as we pull up to the house she is all about Denise. Thanks for loving our girl! She was ready for a papa and pup snooze when they got home.
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I was gone for the weekend for work and some fun! Having TB with Denise and her family made the trip so much more relaxing! Getting photos of him playing and looking right at home was a delight! thanks Denise!!
Murphy looked very happy when we picked him up after spending the whole day with Denise. He came home tired and very calm.
I feel very confident that when we leave him for a weekend to attend a wedding, Murphy will be well taken care of and will have a great time with Zelda.
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There could not have been a better sitter than Denise for Sebastian.
Denise was wonderful. We arranged 2 meet-and-greets before the actual stay so that the dogs can get to know each other. We know that Emo would be safe and well-taken care for by Denise. Our dog has territorial issues but Denise patiently worked with her. She took her out on walks and sent us plenty updates via texts and pictures. And it seemed that Emo picked on Denise's dog as well, but she was so forgiving. We cannot thank her enough.
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FANTASTIC!! We love Denise and Vincent!!
T-bone is getting such great exposure to other dogs with Denise. She is really good at the socialization process. The playtime and the walks are a big draw for my little fella!
Thanks Denise for all the care and love! And the pro-photo skills. Love to get the pics
:)
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Frida had such a great time with Denise and her other four-legged guests. It had been a few months since our pup's last stay and we wondered how she would do seeing Denise again. Clearly she had missed Denise as she was all tail wags as soon as she was out of the car and heard Denise call her name. Thanks Denise for taking such great care of our girl. She'll be back soon:)
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Denise was great and we confidently recommend anyone to choose her for your dogsitting needs. Our energetic yellow lab clearly felt comfortable in her house and was well taken care of. The SMS's and pictures she sent us throughout the weekend with updates about our dog was just icing on the cake.

Thanks Denise! Looking forward to next time!
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I cannot say enough good things about Denise! This was the 2nd time our Bassett Hound (Daisy) stayed with her - she is awesome! Daisy absolutely loves it when Denise watches her! She is so sweet and caring with her, you can tell she just has a love for animals! I will never bring Daisy anywhere else!
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OUTSTANDING! Just when I think that Denise could not be better at what she does for my little
T-bone she surprises me! I had to have my Yorkie stay with Denise and Vincent and Zeda for several days. I was scheduled for surgery and very concerned about my guy T-bone being with other dogs. Denise brought T-bone in to meet the other guys and after a few minutes they were a pack of friends. I felt safe and secure knowing he would be safe and have fun while I was away!! Loved seeing photos while in the hospital. Thanks!!! Suzanne
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We were really hesitant to leave Muddy with anyone. He is a senior beagle and has a lot of joint problems. We use to board him at camp-run-a-mutt but the last time we picked him up after a 10 day stay, he had scratches on his ear, diarrhea for a few days, had lost some weight, and was throwing up. I understand it's hard to watch all those dogs closely so we wanted to leave Muddy with someone who would love him like we do and give him lots of personal attention. Denise was perfect. From the moment we met her, we could tell that she truly loves dogs. I was really anxious but she sent me plenty of pictures, responded quickly to any inquiries, and was very patient with me. When we picked Muddy up, he was exactly as we had left him...maybe a little more worn out. You could tell he had been getting plenty of love and play. Denise and her husband are great and we will not hesitate to leave Muddy with her in the future.
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T-bone and I are so grateful to have found Denise and her family. This was T-bone's first experience over night with other dogs besides family dog Zeda. They all got along great and had fun! To see them all in the yard and hanging around was delightful.
When it came time to go home T-bone seemed like he could have just stayed! Quite different than when he is boarded at other places. Looking forward to the next sleep-over!
Thanks,
Suzanne and T-bone
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T-bone loved being with Denise and her family. He took to her right away and Zeda was a lovely hostess to my Yorkie. T-bone made himself right at home in the backyard and in the living room. I felt very comfortable leaving him with Denise! So happy with this!! T-bone even went for a walk!
Wonderful first experience with DogVacy!
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Denise is an absolute dream come true. She's flexible, caring, attentive, sweet and thoughtful. She sent me numerous photos and updates of my dog's adventures during her stay. She was very accommodating, and it was obvious that dog sitting is her main priority - she doesn't just house the dogs but instead she walks them, loves on them, and takes them to the park. My Bella even got to sleep in the bed! I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
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I think this is Turbo's 4th or 5th time with Denise now and like always she is super nice and takes such good care of Turbo. Thanks Denise! See you again soon!
Pictures everyday of Turbo playing and having fun! Daily walks and doggy play dates. Guess I wasn't the only one on vacation.
Awesome like usual! Denise takes care of Turbo so well and he always has so much fun there.
We trusted Denise with our golden puppy Lucky for the second time, and she was as good as the last time! She really took care of our pup, took him to the park/ walked him every day, and really showed him the love. She emailed us pictures every day with updates on Lucky, and made sure we weren't kept in the dark for even a day. Once again, a great experience and we recommend Denise to anyone!
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This was our first experience with Denise and DogVacay, and it was great! We left both our dogs with Denise overnight and they came back happy and healthy. They were walked to the park twice and had the opportunity to stay in a nice home away from home. Thanks Denise! We look forward to boarding our pups with you again!
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This was our first time using a dog sitter at all, and we were a bit worried because our Golden Retriever puppy was only 4 months old. We luckily found Denise at the very last minute and the service was impeccable! They're very nice people who undoubtedly care for their dogs and I know for sure our puppy had a blast. We'll definitely be using Perfect Paws again in the future.
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Overall GREAT! Denise sent text's several times with pictures and let me know how Rudy was doing. I would recommend to anyone.
Our dog has stayed with Denise twice now and both times were a very pleasant experience for both us and our dog. Our dog's last stay with Denise was for 3 weeks. He hates when we leave him so I was definitely nervous about being away from him for such a long period of time. Throughout our entire vacation Denise sent us pictures of our dog and reassured us that he was having a great time. They went on walks, played in the doggie pool, and at the park many times throughout his stay. We are very pleased and we are sure our pup is too. We will definitely be contacting Denise the next time we need a doggie sitter. Thanks for taking such good care of our baby!
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Denise did an amazing job taking care of my Bassett Hound, Daisy, for 5 nights. Our family missed Daisy very much while we were away, but everyday Denise stayed in touch with photos of Daisy and what they were doing! I think Daisy had just as much fun as we did on our vacation! We all felt so much better knowing that Daisy was being taken care of by Denise in her home (and wonderful family) than when we had brought her to a boarding facility, I will never do that again! I feel so lucky to have found Denise, I wouldn't want to bring my dog anywhere else! Thank you Denise, you a wonderful person!!!
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Presley (our cockapoo) had another great stay with Denise while we were on vacation. We loved getting Denise's photos that that she sent us on their walks and throwing the ball to Presley, his favorite pass time! It is really wonderful to know Presley is save and having a very good time while we are away. Thanks Denise for taking such good care of Presley!! We will love to have you take care of him soon.
Thanks again!!!
Vera
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Denise is awesome! Made sure Turbo got his daily walks and exercise. Fed him like I requested and sent me pictures daily while I was on my trip! Couldn't have asked for a better home away from home for my Turbo.
What a loving family!!! Denise, Vincent, and Zeda welcomed Aldo into their home immediately. Denise was VERY flexible in scheduling a last minute meet-n-greet and, ultimately, a reservation for a 3 night stay. This was my first time leaving Aldo in the care of someone else, and I was nervous!! I felt like I was dropping a child off at their first day of kindergarten. As soon as we arrived, Denise and Zeda, along with the other dog in their care, were off on their first walk together. Aldo was so excited, he didn't even realize I was leaving him. Only about an hour after dropping him off, Denise sent her first update and picture. And these updates and pictures continued throughout his stay. As did the walks. They went on multiple walks each day. In fact, as I was arriving to pick Aldo back up, Denise was just about to go on another walk! I was extremely happy that Aldo was loved and cuddled and so well taken care of while I was gone. This is everything I had hoped dogvacay.com would be about. Denise, Zeda, and Vincent: Thank you so much! We will be back!
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Denise was great, sending me daily updates on how my dog was doing including pictures! I knew she was in good hands, as I had photo evidence of her happily playing ball or going on walks. Thank you, Denise!
Denise is wonderful. She has so much energy and puts her all into making sure the dogs are comfortable. I could tell Gretzky had a blast. It truly was a doggy vacation for him. I would highly recommend Denise to other dog owners and I will most definitely be using her again. Thanks again to Denise and her family.
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Once again Denise was a star! Frida thoroughly enjoyed her days of snuggles and play with resident pet Zeda and another dog. We felt great about leaving Frida with Denise and Vincent and are always relieved to know that she would much rather spend time with them than in 4 hour airport layovers.

I really can't say enough about them. We enjoy it nearly as much as the dogs do because we know she is always safe, loved on and exercised. The photos help hubby and I deal with our separation anxiety during our trip. Thanks Denise, Vincent and Zeda!
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My rescue dog Sophie had a rough start in life and she is now treated like "Princess Sophie." When searching for someone to care for her in my absence, it was extremely important that she continue to be treated in the "princess" manner in which she has become accustomed. Denise not only followed through with sufficient love, care, and pampering, but Sophie had the time of her life running and playing with resident dog, Zeda, and cared-for dog Freda. STOP HERE. Do not pass Go ... Do not collect $200 ... you have found your Princess/Prince's ultimate caretaker. Well worth the money ... actually worth much more knowing Denise loved my Sophie the way I do. Thank you so much Denise!
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My girl Josephine had her first stay with Denise last night and she got to hang out with Zeda (resident dog) and today they went to the park and the beach and had a good walk. She was EXHAUSTED and happy when I picked her up today. Denise truly loves dogs and it is clear she takes her business of caring for dogs very seriously. I can travel comfortably knowing that my dog is being well cared for!
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Presley had the best time with Denise and her dog Zeda. This was the second time Denise took care of Presley and he was such a happy dog! Denise took Presley out for walks every day and she tossed the tennis ball for Presley which is is absolute favorite pass time. She also sent us pictures of Presley every day to let us know what they were doing...going to the park, relaxing at her house or throwing the ball. What a comfort to have your precious dog with a person who loves our dog as much as we do!!!! We will feel so good to leave Presley with Denise when we go away next time. Thanks Denise!!!!!
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For our first time boarding our 7 month old pup we were very anxious about leaving her behind while we attended a wedding back east. We were extremely blessed to find Denise. My husband and I were the ones with separation anxiety, but our slightly timid Frida took to Denise straight away with tail wags, snuggles and kisses. She got plenty of exercise and Denise was kind enough to send us some great shots of Frida on vacation.
Although resident pet Zeda is an older dog, Frida loved running with her in their fenced in back yard and could really stretch her legs out. Zeda was amazingly tolerant of Frida's playful energy and was even willing to share her bed and toys.
We were so excited to see our pup when we returned and she us, but on her first day back home I can't help but think that she misses Denise and resident pet Zeda.
My husband and I were both thrilled with our first DogVacay experience. Thank you Denise, Zeda and Vincent!
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Denise once again did an amazing job watching my dog Conlan for the weekend. Denise kept in touch everyday by sending me photos of my dog at her house, on walks, and at the dog park. It is reassuring that my dog is in great hands when I am out of town. Once again, thanks Denise.
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Presley's stay with Denise was fantastic!! As soon as I took Presley over to their home, Denise tossed the ball to Presley for a long time. (its Presleys favorite pass time). Her home is very comfortable and her back yard was perfect for Presley to run around in. He was happy to stay and did not cry for me. The next day Denise sent me a photo of Presley from her phone with a message saying happy birthday to me... How thoughtful!!! And the next day another picture of Presley to show us how cute he was. My son was also so happy to see these pictures. Denise also took Presley for walks every day, which Presley loves! You can tell how much Denise cares for her dog and the way she cared for Presley was so kind and caring. I would certainly have Presley say with Denise and her dog Zeda again and again AND again! We felt so comfortable being away while Denise looked after Presley!
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Denise did a wonderful job of updating me everyday on how my dog was doing. She sent me texts with pictures of my dog relaxing out her house. It was great to know he was in good hands. And Denise's dog Zeda got along great with my dog as she is very friendly with other dogs. Glad I left my dog in Denise's care while I was away on vacation. I will definitely be asking Denise to dog sit in the future.
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