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Shell S.

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67 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Shell's Townhome

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Shell

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been on Dogvacay for just over a year now. I have met some wonderful people and a variety of all kinds of dogs. My children and I love taking care of your special little pooch/pooches. We now have a lot of regulars and have become very close to them.
My 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter love participating in making sure your pup/pups are made to feel at home.
I would love to be your pup sitter. I am a stay at home mom so pups are rarely left alone in my care. I bring them in and they become apart of my family and are spoiled rotten. Well as much as you do not mind them being spoiled. They will be cuddled, snuggled, and just given a ton of love and attention. We do not feed them anything but their own food. I have a doggie door with 24 hour access to inside and out. They can sleep wherever they want. They will get lots of love and attention between me, my kids, and my nieces. Your more then welcome to set up a meet and greet reservation if you'd like. They must get along with other dogs, get a long with kids, and not be able to jump over a 4 1/2 foot fence.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Shell S.

Online Now!
67 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shell's Home
$23 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Shell's Home
$18 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$15 /bath
67 Reviews
Shell is so friendly and welcoming! My puppy had a great time. She will definitely be my go-to sitter.
Shell is wonderful! I always feel so comfortable each time I leave Risa in her care. I will continue booking with her anytime I leave town!
Sorry I didn't use
Jesse was well cared for in a warm and caring home!
Amazing as always! Shell is a great host. Thumbs up!
Shell is very sweet and caring. Our Golden Retriever loved his stay at her place. He had a blast! We could see how excited he was from the pictures she sent us.
Shell is AMAZING and our Captain Roger's loves her! We are new to the area & to find Shell on our 1st doggy vacay was just perfect! Her home is welcoming, safe and her prices are very affordable. Cap spends at least a1 night a week with her and we can't get enough. Highly recommended from the Connor family and of course Captain Rogers
She is wonderful - lots of care for the dogs and a great place to leave them as there is lots of room and they can go outside without any danger of them escaping!
Shell is absolutely amazing with our baby Ajax. He always comes home happy and tired. When Ajax is at Shell's, my mind is at ease and I know he is well-taken care of and safe. I never thought I would trust someone I didn't know personally to take care of him, but I trust Shell.
Shell took great care of our pups and her communication was on point! I definitely would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to watch their dogs.
Shell and her kids were wonderful! They created a loving environment for Joey. Being away from Joey was difficult and Shell sent me texts and photos on how he was doing. Could not be more pleased. Thank you!
Shell reached out to me a couple hours after I messaged her. I had to find a sitter ASAP as I was leaving for an unexpected trip. Being new to the area i did not know anyone. She gladly set up a meet and greet the next day so I could meet her and she could meet my dog. I was sold right after meeting her and setting up the reservation was a breeze with the app!
Audrey had a fun time visiting her big relatives at Shell's. Shell did a good job making Audrey feel safe in new surroundings. Thank you for being there.
My dog was happy with the experience. Shell took good care of my dog and I will definitely call her again.
Baby always seems very happy when she arrives and when she leaves. Shell is great and treats my puppy as if she were her own. I like that baby has other dogs to play with while she's there and a doggy door to come and go as she pleases. Shell has been very accommodating with fluctuating pick up times and has just been a great help taking care of my princess when I'm out of town.
We felt very comfortable leaving our baby with Shell after our meet & greet and Gigi came home just fine. It was very appreciated the Shell texted us some pictures during Gigi's stay. Thank you Shell
Definitely exceeded my expectations!
Absolutely fantastic. Sirius had a great time!
The kids (Haillie & Toby) had a great time. Really appreciated the care they received.
We had a great first experience with DogVacay leaving our dog with Shell. We weren't sure what to expect, but were very happy with the ability to take the booking on short notice. We appreciated the recap of the visit as we are still learning about our dog.
She'll is great. She sent photos of my babies and let me know what was going on so I idnt have to worry.
Shell is by far the best sitter I have kept my dog with. Her prices are reasonable and she treats my dog very well.
Very happy with the experience!
Shell is great! Her house is quite lovely and clean and she genuinely loves her little tenants. She sent me some pics of my pups hanging out with her kids, which was sweet. And they have 24 hour access to a doggy dog, coming from living in apartments for their lives I'm sure my girls loved it. Shell is incredibly quick to get back to you as well, either on this website or via text. Cost is the best around. All in all would most definitely recommend her to someone and use her services again! Thanks Shell!
Shell is fantastic! Snickers and Taffy were spoiled and loved beyond my expectations. Will definitely book again soon. Thanks, Shell
Shell did a wonderful job taking care of my pommies. Unfortunately they were not the easiest to care for during their stay, but Shell did a great job handling them and assurimg me that they were properly cared for.
Shell did a good job and even sent some pics of my puppies playing.
allways great. our dogs come home with no ptsd. Shell treats them like family.
Shell was wonderfully accommodating! We had to switch our schedule up on a daily basis and she was always ready for our Shuster. Thanks Shell!
I've left my dog with Shell multiple times and she has been great with him. Whether it's overnight or for three weeks, I know that he is being well taken care of, loved and (most importantly) HAPPY! I highly recommend her!
The whole experience was great. I felt very comfortable leaving my dogs with Shell. She was terrific, very accommodating. I would definitely recommend her!
Biscuit's stay with Shell did not go well and we will not be bringing him back. Before we left Biscuit, we told Shell several times that Biscuit has a tendency to eat toys (and other objects) which has required surgery in the past and to please keep toys away from him. When we returned, we were dismayed at what seemed like a lack of supervision and too many dogs at her house for her to keep track of. She said that while she didn't know if Biscuit specifically ate anything, several items (slippers, rubber bowl..) has been eaten by dogs during the week of him stay. As we feared, the next day Biscuit refused to eat, and was clearly in distress. The next week involved several trips to the vet, diagnostic tests (ultrasound, several x-rays and blood work) as we tried to figure out what was causing Biscuit's ongoing digestive problems. He ended up having to have another surgery as a foreign body blockage was suspected and a very long recovery. Finally he is back to his normal self after three months after his stay with Shell. We were also extremely disappointed with Dog Vacay who after much back and forth refused to cover most of the cost of his treatment and we ended up with over $1500 in vet bills that we were responsible for. We are happy that Biscuit is fine but will not be using Shell, or Dog Vacay, again.
Shell and her family were wonderful! They did such a great job taking care of Herbie, even though he can be a bit difficult. I really appreciate how fast Shell responded to my request and how easy going and professional she was. I also really appreciate her patience with Herbie. She allowed me to be relaxed while on vacation, I knew she had everything taken care of and Herbie was in good hands.
Shell is wonderful! This was our first experience with dogvacay, and with Shell, and it was great. Reservations were easy to make, and she was very flexible with drop off and pick up times. Best of all, Bodhi loved it there. We took him for a meet and greet and knew immediately he would be well taken care of for our long vacation. He was quite at home and had a great time, enjoyed socializing with the other dogs. It was a very positive experience-we will definitely be requesting Shell as our host for any future boarding needs!
We did a meet and greet with Shell and as soon as I walked in, I felt comfortable. Shell is just a natural with dogs. She works most of the time from home so she is with the dogs most of the time. She has a cozy beautiful home and takes whatever time needed to talk to me and get to know my dog. She is so easy to talk to. So I left my dog with her the rest of the day and all was just fine when I picked him up. I could tall he was calm and comfortable. My boy is a senior, so even his short stay tired him out. I will be using Shell in the future.
We had to go out of town suddenly and Shell was so good to take in Sandie at the last minute. We appreciate it ALOT!
What an awesome stay for Spencer, my family's Jack Russell Terrier. We found Shell on a last-minute whim, hoping to avoid kenneling our pup. Shell's response was immediate and felt like we already knew her from the get-go. She and her family welcomed Spence as their own and sent updates throughout the week. Her house is well prepped for a dog and just gave me the sense of being at ease, right off the bat. I highly recommend Shell--her prices and quality of stay simply cannot be beaten. We will be back!
Shell put us at ease and we knew our three dogs would do fine staying with her and her family. All went well and we plan to call on Shell again to sit for our pups.
Shell is great! I got constant updates and pictures of how my puppy Lucy (who is a bundle of energy) was doing. I felt so at ease leaving my doggie with her! Definitely would recommend!
1st time using DogVacay and I was very happy choosing Shell. She was also taking care of another dog at the same time - but she did a great job making sure my dog was well cared for. Everything went really well and I am setting up another stay with Shell very soon.
Dear PawSitterSeekers,

Love this Dog Vacay........
Ms. Shell's love, care & accomedations have earned a
* * * * * Five Star Rating * * * * *

Ms. Shell truly has a gift for pets!

Room Service fit for my baby.

Let's do it again!

Best wishes in the coming year


I was nervous as this was my first time using this service. Everything worked out great- Shell was responsive and got back to us for all questions. She texted pictures that showed by dog having a great time!! My dog really had a vacation instead of being warehoused!
Excellent pet host. Would definitely board with her again!
This was my first time leaving my 4yr old lab\dane Brewster with anyone. as he is a special needs dog and takes meds every day. I dropped him off that evening with Shell and her family and went home.I received a text about 3 hours later saying Brewster was howling and pacing by the front door, I felt bad for Shell that night as she didn't get much sleep, but by the next morning he was starting to relax and was bonding with Shell and her family and getting treats and playing with other dogs.I am thankful to Shell for working with Brewster and making him feel at home.I plan on using DogVacay and Shell again soon. Thank you Shell
My experience with Shell was wonderful. She took really good care of my dog, even though the first day was kind a rough. She wasn't used to the doggie door so she used shell's floor. I'll definitely use her again and will be so comfortable knowing that she's in good hands.
Shell and her family were wonderful hosts to our dog, Pedro. Shell sent us photos while we were away from home and gave us updates on his behavior and care. We loved meeting the family and felt completely at ease while we were away.
Pedro had other dogs to play with ( and boss around).
Shell was very caring about the dogs in her charge.
She took pleasure in watching the dogs interact and had a very appropriate sense of humor about the dogs and their interaction. We will definately use the service of Shell and DogVacay again.
Marcia and Michael
Rocky had a great time over the Thanksgiving holiday with Shell, she gave & replied with updates and even sent a heart warming picture of Rocky. Once again Shell proved to be a GREAT sitter for our Rocky...I will be using her again in the future :)
Shell is amazing. Katy loves her they are doing so well together.... thank you Shell
Shell was great taking care of our Rocky, lovely home environment for our pet. She was able to accommodate on a short notice. I will continue to use her services for future overnight stays for our Rocky.
Reservation went well, and Shell was very good to get us in e en though it was on short notice.
Shell was amazing! Our dogs were happy and healthy with her; Nala actually came back in better shape than we left her thanks to daily runs with Shell. Her kids are great with the dogs and give them lots of cuddles. And I got frequent updates and pictures, which was great since we were gone for 3 full weeks. I highly recommend Shell.
Shell is a wonderful doggy sitter. She's obviously a dog lover and provides no shortage of love and snuggles to dogs in her care. I could tell Nala was loved on and felt comfortable at Shells's house. I'm so glad I opted for her over a traditional kennel. Keep in mind if you're new to dog vacay (like I was) just because there isn't a resident dog does not mean there won't be other dogs staying. Shell is a great dog sitter and has other dogs that may be staying while your pet is there. Just something to be aware of. Nala did great with another pit bull puppy that was staying and I trusted Shell would keep Nala content and comfortable around another energetic pup - and she did! Thanks Shell!!
A new relationship is developing nicely. Katy is happy when I get home and Shell is kind and gentle with her. Thank you for instilling confidence in the service. :o )
Shell was awesome, calmed katy and enjoyed each others company. Left a note for communication regarding the events of their visit. I greatly appreciate her. Thanks Shell
Lucy has terrific time when she vacations at Shell's place. It is in a gated community with parks and grass and water features, so what dog wouldn't love it there? Lucy gets walked and loved-up by Shell's family and I am confident that my dog is well cared for. I will definitely use Shell again!
I would highly recommend Shell! This was my first DogVacay experience and I was able to book her at the last minute when a family member canceled on me. She responded and accepted my request quickly, was professional, and most important, very warm to myself and to my doggie. She makes sure to listen to all details regarding your dog and will check in with you throughout their stay. My dog was happy when I left her, and happy when I picked her up. Her stay was PAWESOME in a clean environment with loving people.
Shell and her family took in my persnickety old pooch with open arms. Our Meet and Greet went well and I felt confident in her professionalism. My feelings were spot on, as I received text updates and photos of him enjoying the good life at Shells. When we arrived to pick him up, he was so busy being part of the family he almost didn't recognize us! That was a great sign and made me know he was in top shape. He came home happy and well rested. He never showed the least bit of stress that is always displayed after boarding episodes at kennels - no matter how attentive or nice they were. Her house and yard are beautiful, clean, tranquil and inviting; it's a wonderful HOME. A safe environment for "sensitive" dogs. I've already told everyone I know with a dog about Dog VaCay and Shell, and what a great concept and home we found in both.
Shell is very good and will use her again. Our dog had a GREAT time at her house.
This was our first experience boarding our dog and the experience greatly exceeded our expectations. Shell kept us updated with his stay and it was obvious our dog enjoyed the stay. The home was comfortable and he was very well cared for. We will definitely use Shell again for our future boarding needs. She did an awesome job!
Shell was AWESOME! We left our 6 month old puppy with her for the weekend and he loved it. She sent us pictures every day and treated him so well. He was happy when we picked him up and that means so much. We are lucky to have found her. We will definitely be using her in the future and recommend her to all of you out there that love your dog as much as we love ours. Her home is safe and secure and she really loves the dogs.
Shell was great with our dogs! Made me feel very relaxed while we were away.
Great host. Great people. My dog had a blast. The kids played with our dog which was very fun for our dog. The drop off and pick up process was seamless and Shell is very pleasant to work with. Knows dogs well which is a huge relief!
Lucy, my dog, is a bit of a "special needs" dog. Shell and her family make Lucy feel "at home" and love her up. Lucy is able to relax while we are apart from each other. I have used Shell now 2 times in the last few months and am very happy with the level of care she offers to me and my dog.
Our dog had a GREAT time at Shell's house. Her kids made her feel right at home there. We went out of town at the last minute and Shell got us in and was a very good host for our dog. Will go back again soon!
This is the first time that Lucy has stayed with anyone outside our family and she did wonderfully. Shell has a personality that is charming and home that is inviting to doggies. The dog door and fenced yard made it easy for my to place my girl here, knowing that she'd be happy and safe. My Lucy got lots of love and attention while she was with Shell.
Amazing! Shell and her children took great care of my two dogs . I booked her very last minute as my regular sitter was unavailable. ..I was very lucky Shell came through! She even texted me while I was away to let me know how my dogs were doing that was so very thoughtful and I really appreciated it! I will definitely use Shell again in the future!
This was my first time ever leaving my pups in someone else's home. Shell was more than gracious enough to help me and my family with a very last minute dogvacay. There was never a moment when I felt anything less than comfortable, and she sent me pictures of my pups getting all the love they could handle! Shell was always available for me to contact by phone, and she had so many positive things to say about my pups! There is no doubt in my mind they received excellent care, love, and endless affection from Shell and her kiddos. I am very happy with my stay, and I am not sure I can speak highly enough of my experience. Thank you, Shell! This is a definite recommend and she has earned my loyalty!
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