Pet Care With a Mother's Love
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Linda R.
Sykesville, MD 21784
123 Reviews
58 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Siberian Husky, Weimaraner, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Linda's Resident Pets

Rudy
Mixed Breed
Male
14 yr 8 mo old
Lexi
Mixed Breed
Female
11 yr 8 mo old
Hayden
Cocker Spaniel
Male
8 yr 8 mo old

Linda's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Linda

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Going away for a short weekend trip, long vacation or just a day, we welcome your dog(s) in our home to be taken care of by our loving family. I am a mother of three grown children with three wonderful, loving dogs of our own. As I work from home I am here to take care of your pet on a daily basis and love them like my own family dogs. We live in the Sykesville / Eldersburg area, so also close to Baltimore, Howard and Frederick Counties. Let me take a load off your mind by providing loving care for your dog(s) and removing the high cost and anguish of leaving your beloved pet in a kennel.

Your pet would be staying in a large home with lots of room to play, a fenced in back yard and a beautiful neighborhood to take walks through. At night most of the dogs that stay with us sleep in our bedroom, or they can chose a spot where they are most happy to be, as every dog is treated as a member of our family. Our youngest child is age 16 and all three of our children love dogs and add to the joy in the home.

I look forward to hearing from you to provide pet care with a mother's love to your precious pet(s). Can't wait to meet your dog(s) and have them as a guest in our home!!!

Extra Day Policy - When your dog(s) arrives early in the morning for drop off and leaves late in the day/evening for pick up, there will be a $25 day charge added as a custom quote.

*Note - In the host profile you can list the breeds of dogs that you will not host, but it appears that clients cannot view this information. From our experience and to provide the best care to all of our host dogs, and the best situation for our 3 dogs and children, we are not accepting the following breeds of dogs; pitbull, rottweiller, doberman pinscher, boxer(male), husky and german shepard. Additionally we are also not accepting puppies that are under 6 months. We love all breeds of dogs, but have found that this provides the best experience for all!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues
Linda R.
Sykesville, MD 21784
123 Reviews
58 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 21, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Linda's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Linda's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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123 Reviews
Linda was great. This was our first experience with DogVacay, and we weren't disappointed. Our 11 years plus dog Bella had never been boarded outside our home before so we were anxious about leaving her. Our worries were allayed once we met with Linda. She introduced our dog to her own pets first and then her other doggy clients. She was very attentive to Bella and sent us pictures of her each day. Bella was happy when we picked her up. We will definitely use Linda again.
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We left our 9 year old dachshund (who only stays with my in laws when we travel) with Linda for a whole week. I was a bit nervous because he usually doesn't eat for the first couple days when we leave... It turns out he did better at Linda's than he does when he stays with my in-laws... He was happily pampered and made some new friends. I highly recommend her and we will be definitely going back!
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Annie had a wonderful vacation with Linda. She was a busy pup with lots of playtime. Linda & her husband are great with Annie and we have been with Linda over year now. I am very happy and pleased with the love & care that Annie receives and I have a stress free vacation knowing my Dog child is at a home away from home.
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Linda is great! We found ourselves needing a dog sitter last minute and she was able to do a meet in greet the same week! We were nervous about how our black lab Manny would do with other dogs as we got him from a shelter just about a year ago. Linda was amazing at not only knowing how to go about introducing Manny to the other dogs but also at reassuring us that he would be fine. I highly recommend Linda and will definitely use her again in the future when we need somewhere safe and loving for our dog!
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What a wonderful experience! We moved to the area in July and did not know anyone here who could take care of our pet. I found Linda on Dogvacay.com and we could not have been more lucky! She was wonderful. We got lots of pictures and updates while on vacation. We loved that! Pepper came home happy and healthy. When I have kept Pepper at other kennels she has come home sick and stressed out. She felt right at home with Linda and her family. We will definitely be contacting her for future vacations. Thank you!!
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Wonderful as always! Linda takes great care of my baby!
We love Linda & her crew! Thanks for another great stay!
Our dog, Teddy, has been going to Linda for about 3 years. He is absolutely obsessed with her and her family. We recently attempted to put him in a doggie hotel that was a bit closer to us but my husband insisted we stick with Linda. Thank God we did!! She emailed us everyday with new photos of him enjoying his 5 day stay with her and her family. He's always so excited to see her and all of his friends! there are no worries when we leave him with her and for us that's all that matters. As trust worthy as she is, I don't know why I even attempted to take him anywhere else. Thanx again Linda!
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Linda was an amazing host. She took great care of our puppy while we were away for 2 weeks. Our kids looked forward to Linda's updates and pictures. I wouldn't hesitate to book with Linda again!
We are very thankful to Linda and her family for taking such great care of our very precious puppies while we were away for two weeks. The frequent emails with updates really put our minds to easy that our girls were getting lots of love and were very happy. Thank you so much Linda. We really appreciate all of the extra effort that you put into making the girls feel so at home.
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Excellent as always!
We had a very positive experience! We knew before we left town that our dog would be well cared for and have plenty to keep him busy. Daily communication and pictures were a wonderful way to reassure us that all was well. We will definitely use this pet sitter in the future!
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Linda is the best find in Eldersburg! Our dog, Sidney, loves Linda. She gives Sidney the love and attention she gives her own dogs. We highly recommend Linda as a dog sitter. We couldn't be happier to have found her!
We love Linda!
Linda and her husband were absolutely wonderful for our dog Chloe! She took excellent care of her and even sent us daily updates and pictures to help calm our nerves while we were away. We would definitely recommend Linda as a sitter for your dog(s)! Thank you Linda!
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and the first time we left our Golden Doodle pup Molly. And it was a great first time!! Linda was wonderful, took great care of our dog, sent us updates and pictures. Molly came home exhausted from playing with her new friends
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Linda and her crew are AWESOME!
My dog Sasha is an anxious, sweet Cocker Spaniel who is turning 12 in June . She is very lovingand really wants to be with her people.
Linda sent me updates and pictures and really helped me feel at ease about leaving Sasha for the weekend.
Sasha got home and has been tuckered out all evening!
We are bringing Sasha back for a longer trip soon and I know she will be very well taken care of! So happy we found Linda!! o
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This was the first time I have used an in-home pet sitter. Linda and Warren were wonderful with my 12-year-old golden. Toby has developed separation anxiety and will usually stop eating and get physically ill while I'm away. He was nervous at first, but then calmed down and enjoyed his stay. He ate every meal and didn't require his usual medication. He was free to roam through their home, play with other dogs in the fenced yard, and sleep in their bedroom! I will not hesitate to take my sweet boy there again.
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My dog Gracie had a wonderful week with Linda and her family. My typically super shy dog really relaxed and enjoyed her week. Linda sent great pictures and daily updates. They were patient with getting her to eat, and getting her comfortable. Gracie enjoyed the company of the other friendly dogs as well as attention from all in the family. I'm grateful that she was so well cared for.
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Another great weekend for Olive at Linda's house! Couldn't possibly be any happier with the care and love that she gets when she's there!
My dogs were happy and relaxed when I picked them up. Linda regularly sent pictures while I was away and was v accommodating to my dog's quirks. Seems I may have found a home away from home for the boys.
Jolene's stay at Linda's was great. She had lots of other dogs to play with, and Linda was very patient and caring with her. We enjoyed getting regular updates and pictures durning Jolene's stay.
Great experience! Will definitely use Linda again!
This was Maggie's first time away from home. She was welcomed by Linda and greeted by her 3 dogs. Received pics of her outside in the yard looking content. Loved that Linda was willing to snuggle with Maggie at 3AM! We will definitely use her again.
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Loved the daily updates and pictures! Thank you!
I felt very safe leaving my baby with Linda and her family. She sent great photos and updates daily to let me know how our little guy was doing and I really appreciated that as well. I would definitely leave him there again - he had a great time! Thanks so much!!
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Linda took great care of our dog and checked in with us regularly to let us know how she was doing. We got photos, information on how she ate and new furry friends she was making so it helped put our mind at ease that she was in great hands. Thank you, Linda, we'll be back again!
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Linda was great. My dog seemed very at ease there. I would highly recommend her.
Linda and her entire family were wonderful to work with. From the moment we all met at the Meet and Greet, our dogs bonded with Linda and her family and I could tell that they would be treated with utmost love and care .... and indeed they were! We miscounted a bit on Katy and Cara's breakfast yogurts, and Linda even went out right after the big snowstorm ended to get more yogurts for them. Linda sent me pictures and updates just about every day, and most of the pictures showed Katy and Cara cuddled up on the sofa right next to Linda. I can't say enought "pawsome" stuff about Linda and her entire family, and how beautifully they cared for and loved on our girls.
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Third stay with Linda and her family. Love all the pics and updates she sends. We know that our dog who is a senior is well taken care of. He misses all his doggy friends!!! Thanks again!
Super! Flow came back like very happy camper. Thank you for including Flow in your family.
Linda and her family took incredible care of my buddy! It was apparent that they treat all if their guests just like one of their own. The fenced in back yard, the almost constant supervision, the walks, and all of the dog friends are even more reasons that I never once had any anxiety with leaving my guy at Linda's for almost 2 weeks. She also sends updates with pictures which was just the cherry on top. When I picked him up, it was clear that he had been very comfortable and well l loved. I will absolutely be a repeat customer of Linda's!
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Linda and her family were kind and patient with Opie on his first visit! Everything was explained well and all of our questions answered. Opie came home happy and relaxed, and we could tell his visit was a good one!
I can't thank Linda enough for providing a warm and inviting atmosphere in her home for my dog Cerbie! I recently accepted a computer consulting job that requires almost 100% travel, and I was reluctant to leave Cerbie in a kennel. I feel very confident leaving Cerbie with Linda and her wonderful family.

Linda usually has several other dogs at home and Cerbie has many playmates. The dogs have access to all of the rooms and a large, fenced-in backyard. The dogs are also walked by themselves or in pairs around the neighborhood and I receive daily photos.

Linda is also great with giving Cerbie medication. He was recently diagnosed with a heart condition that requires medicine twice daily. This is no easy task, and I truly appreciate Linda's efforts.

I highly recommend Linda and her family as dog sitters!
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Linda is fantastic and Sadie had a great time. It is wonderful to be away and not have to worry. Sadie has found her second home.
Sysco was treated very well, and Linda and her family gave him lots of attention. Thank you Linda for caring for my baby!
Annie had a wonderful time staying with Linda. She was so happy she did not want to leave! Annie was able to play outside in Linda's huge fenced in yard, and she had free run of Linda's home. Annie did misbehave by grabbing some papers, but Linda was positive about correcting Annie. Annie also enjoyed playing with the other dogs. These dogs were very friendly and well behaved. I feel very comfortable leaving my dog with Linda and will schedule future stays with Linda. She is very easy to work with and I feel she is experienced with dog behavior. We had a meet & greet prior to our stay and Linda's home is set up for all types of dogs big & small.
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Sam had a wonderful experience and misses all the friends he made yesterday, particularly Lilly!Linda is such a wonderful host and we will definitely use her again. I recommend her highly.
A great visit! Linda and her family treat Sysco like their own little friend--which he is! H came home happy and lively. Pretty good for a 14 year old dog!
Sysco had a great stay! He gets the run of the house and yard, and long walks. Plus lots of love!
Indeed, another great visit with Linda. My almost 14 year old terrier mix Sysco was energetic, running around having a great time when I arrived to take him home. Apparently he made a new dog friend this stay too! Thank you Linda for always taking good care of Sysco for me--and thank your family too! I know they help.
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It was very easy to make reservations with Linda. She was very accommodating with the dates that we needed.
Can never say enough good things! Thank you for always taking such great care of Olive!
Linda and family are always wonderful and treat Sysco with love--like he's a valued member of the family (which of course he is at my house!). Thank you Linda for another nice stay. :)
Louie was well taken care of. We received photos and updates. He was well worn out which to me means he had a nice Vacay. Thanks again, Howard
We left our 11 year old golden doodle with Linda for 6 days and he looks happy and healthy. We were very pleased with the communication and pictures we received while we were gone. Overall a very good experience.
Linda is awesome! She went out of her to help me at the last minute and is wonderful at keeping us posted throughout our time away. My dog Cody has a great time and we can tell he has been well loved. :)
Another great vacation for Olive with Linda and her family!
Five stars again! Linda and her family take excellent care of my little guy Sysco! He just stayed over two weeks with them while I was away, and she sent me photos often with updates of how he was doing. He was happy and healthy when I picked him up. Thank you Linda, Marshall and family. I have peace of mind knowing he's well cared for with you all!
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Linda and her family are great! Max felt right at home during his stay. He received such great care. He is a senior dog and he was in great hands. I would definitely recommend Linda!
Pippa loved staying with Linda and her family. She made several doggie friends while getting lots of exercise and love. I highly recommend Linda, for her sincere love of animals. Having my dog stay with her was a great experience for both Pippa and myself, making my vacation much more enjoyable.
Pippa came home exhausted but obviously happy. I could tell she was well cared for, with no issues as I have experienced in the past with traditional kennels. Having your dog given the free run of a house and fenced yard, not to mention sleeping in bed with humans was the closest thing to being home :) Well worth the money!
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This was the first time we had used an in-home dog sitter. Linda and her entire family were great. Begley was so happy when he came home as opposed to the way he used to act after coming home from the kennel. Linda sent me photos and updates almost every day, which my kids loved. Overall it was a fantastic experience, I would highly recommend Linda.
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Linda is awesome and very accommodating. She is very detailed which I like because i know my lovely one is in good hand while I am away. Pogi get along with her dogs and he wants to play more even when we're about to leave. I know he had fun and meet new friends to play with. Pogi is very happy even after we gets home.
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Olive had another fantastic weekend with Linda and her family. So thankful to have found a family that takes such great care of my little girl!
There are not words to describe how absolutely delighted we were with the care Linda provided for Molly, our golden doodle puppy. Linda and her whole family's love of the dogs for whom they provide care and the whole wonderful environment was perfect! We'd had a meet and greet so we pretty much knew that Linda and her family would provide her a better than home-like environment and a wonderful place for our Molly to stay while we were away. However, the daily picture updates provided proof! We picked Molly up today and she is one happy pup. Molly will miss the the big house, family and many friends that she enjoyed during her DogVacay. She had not only great care, but a great vacation at Linda's while we were away. I couldn't recommend Linda more highly!
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Linda is really great with dogs. I love knowing I can relax on my trips knowing my dog is safe and well taken care of by her. She is friendly and easy to work with and truly loves dogs. I highly recommend her.
Linda is the best dog sitter I know. My dog is 11 years old and had never been boarded. Linda spent a lot of time with her and made her feel comfortable. I was updated daily with pictures and feedback from her. I could clearly see that Bianca was at home. I highly recommend her.
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As always, Linda and her family were wonderful for my pup Sysco! They treated him well, just as a member of the family. He got lots of attention, walks, and a nice fenced back yard and deck for his pleasure. And he made new dog friends. Linda also send text updates with photos. Thank you Linda!
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Amy had a good time, but was so glad to get home and take a nap on her sofa! Amy is not crazy about other dogs and is an older dog, but has her own special place at Linda's. She usually goes on strike while we're away not wanting to eat or drink much, but as usual makes up for it nearly the minute she gets home--our baby is a "funny" dog!
Linda takes good care of her and the picture of her outside was adorable! Thanks Linda.
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Linda was wonderful! She really knows dogs and treated my little one like family. She kept in touch with pictures the whole time I was away. Everything went like clock work from the meet and greet to dropping off and picking up! Could not be more pleased and highly recommend Linda !
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Raven had a wonderful vacation with Linda and her Family! She is going back for her second vacation soon and plan to make future reservations. I would highly recommend Linda! She's organized, thoughtful, and conscientious. She helped make Ravens first stay easy and comforted my anxieties about leaving her right away. House is perfect for dogs, roomy and yard is great! Linda makes your dog feel right at home and send regular updates and pictures.
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Another great stay with Linda and her family! My baby Sysco was pampered and allowed to sleep under the bed! Walked, fed, loved. Well cared for, and Linda was great about sending photos and updates. He came home happy and relaxed. Linda is wonderful!
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I think Louie had as much fun on his Dogvacay with Linda and family as we did on our cruise. Thanks again Linda!
This was the first time I left my dog with someone that was not family, and it was a fantastic experience. Linda and her family were wonderful and made me feel completely comfortable with leaving my little girl with them. Completely stress and worry free experience!
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linda and her family gave our dog a loving home away from home experience. he is an Iggy who really does not like to be away from his Mom ! We are so glad he and us have found a Mom to vacay with!
Linda (and family) were fantastic with my two dogs!! They got love and snuggles and walks every day, just like home. My dogs are a little neurotic with their need for people time, and their separation anxiety with a traditional kennel is off the charts. Linda was able to manage them and keep their anxiety level to a minimum, they even got to sleep in the same room with people at night. It was perfect for them, we will be using Linda again!!
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A great experience. It is very flexible and easy to work with Linda!
Great host! Very considerate and friendly to my pet!
Went very well - we will use her service again. Thank you.
Linda took great care of our pup while we were on vacation! Ollie came back happy and healthy, even though he ended up getting sick the day we dropped him off. It's all thanks to Linda, who gave him his meds and updated us daily on how he was doing. She really cares for the dogs she sits; we're so glad to have found her! I'm sure Ollie is looking forward to his next vacation with Linda!
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Linda took excellent care of Buddy on his first away trip. He got very lonely during the nights and her family was extra considerate trying different strategies to calm him down.
Our pup had a great time with Linda and her wonderful family and we will definitely have her care for him in the future! She is very organized and made sure I knew exactly what to expect each step of the way. She also kept me posted while we were away with notes and pictures. Her own sweet dogs made him part of their pack which I know he loved. It made it so much easier to relax on vacation knowing he was in good hands!
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I dropped the dogs off and the drop off was incredibly easy. Marshall and Linda are such a nice family, as our their own dogs. I had to have someone else pick them up, but he had nothing but nice things to say about Linda and her husband as well.
Linda, was wonderful, and Murphy loved his vacation with her, and her family. He can't wait for us to go away again so he can go back. He met other nice friends there and had a great time staying with Linda. She is just like having another mother.
My dog loves Linda and her family. They take good care of him while he's there, and he is treated very well! This visit, he had a medical problem and Linda called me to inform me, then took him to the vet, calling me again to update me. Thank you Linda for the loving kindness and mother's love you share with my little guy. He is in good hands with you!
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Linda R. was fantastic. I was more nervous about leaving my dog than my dog was! Maddie was very happy and seemed like she was having a great time! Linda sent pictures and updates and answered questions at all times. I would highly recommend Linda to take care of your pet when you go away! Thank you Linda!
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Even though our old girl (10+) had never been with other dogs previously, after a couple of days she actually adjusted to not only Linda's 3 dogs, but also the others she was watching at the same time. Linda gave Amy plenty of extra treatment (love and attention) and Amy seemed very content when we picked her up. We would definitely use Linda again--that takes a lot of pressure off of your shoulders when and if you take a vacation. We would recommend her to anyone!
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This was my dog's second time vacationing with Linda. He had a great time! We are very grateful to Linda and her family for their loving care.
My dog had a wonderful time here! I received picture updates of my dog and I was comfortable knowing he was in good hands. Linda really treats the dogs staying with her like part of the family. My dog usually comes home from being boarded skinnier and stressed out but he was a happy camper coming home from Linda's house! I would definitely have my dog stay with her again.
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This was our second time that we left our Bogey, Siberian Husky, with Linda. And once again he came back to us in great shape. We highly recommend Linda!
Oliver loved his time with LInda! Her personality is delightful and she and her entire family embraced my doggie. I am grateful for DogVacay and my new wonderful connection with Linda.Oliver was right at home in her lovely home :-)
My dog, Gus, spent just just one night. He seemed to get along well with the other dogs and got to follow Linda all around her house. When we are home, Gus is always following us around. He has some anxiety and always wants to be around people. Linda seems to understand and accept that the dogs like to be with her and isn't bothered at all by her constant companions. I would definitely use Linda again.
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Firstly, I would like to thank Linda for taking Mickey on such short notice. My rescue, border collie mix was scheduled to be boarded at a kennel we have used for years, when they called to inform us that kennel cough was making the rounds. As Mickey is 11 I was concerned about him becoming ill and started researching alternative care. I hadn't heard of dog vacay before but accidentally found it while doing a search. Thank goodness for Linda, she saved the day and Mickey loved having the run of the house and playing with the other doggies (not to mention the peace of mind I had) We will definitely be using her services for now on!
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Linda is wonderful and so is her family! Linda took very good care of my 12 year old terrier mix Sysco, sent me pictures during his stay, walked him often, gave him lots of attention, and gave him the run of her home. Sysco came home happy and healthy. Highly recommended. I'm sure if asked, Sysco would say he looks forward to his next visit. Thank you Linda!
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The last time we went away for a few days we boarded our 14 year old Siberian Huskey, Bogey, with a kennel. When we picked him up he acted strange and he just wasn't himself for three days. We took him to the Vet, he checked out OK, and the Vet said he must be exhausted.
We heard about DogVacay on the radio and we decided to give it a try. We met Linda at her home to see where Bogey would stay and how he'd be treated. We were pleased with Linda and booked Bogey for a 4 night stay.
When we picked him up he was just fine. He wasn't tired and he looked great. Our experience, and Bogey's, was great and we've already booked his next stay.
Linda is very good and we highly recommend her to care for you dog.
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Linda is wonderful. She has a great set up for dogs, and lots of energy. My dog seemed to enjoy himself (thanks for the pictures, Linda!), and was well cared for. Overall, it was a great experience!
Baron seriously didnt want to leave! He loves it there!!
Reckless had a good time. This was his first time away from home and I am sure he was difficult at first. But by the time we returned he was just one of the gang. He was treated like family his entire stay and the photo updates were awesome. I will definitely bring him again.
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Linda and family treated my Baron like their own dog. He had a good time and got along with her three dogs. Linda was considerate of his needs and was loving to him. I will have other stays there for sure! The new fenced in yard is perfect for the dogs too! Great experience.
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beyond pawsome! linda and her wonderful family made our 2 pups feel like they were in doggie park heaven, especially for nella! they have a fabulous home, clean and safe, with a perfect backyard. linda is most experienced with and very sensitive to dog's behaviors (especially rescue pets) and was very accommodating with our schedule while in BWI. best of all, nella and nicky had an excellent time as they were playing with linda and her boys as we arrived to pick them up. aamof, i already recommended her to someone i met this week who lives nearby! we will certainly have our 2 girls stay with linda on our next trip to the area! thanks linda!
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Another great Vacay for our pup Louie. It is wonderful to know that he has a second home now that we can leave him where he'll be as happy as had we stayed home. We used to feel guilty leaving Louie elsewhere when we vacationed. Not anymore.
Thanks again Linda and family!

Jaye and Dale
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My pups had a wonderful stay and made great human & dog friends to give them snuggles and playtime. Linda is very flexible with the schedule which comes in handy.
This is an ideal place for my dogs. Linda is truly a dog person and loves all her visitors.
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Linda is easy to communicate with and she is very detail-oriented. Her candor is pleasant and professional. She is a great friend to my dog as well.
Linda and her entire family are great. They are very warm and welcoming. My dog Penny is a rescue, and new to our family and I didn't know what to expect because I had never left her before. Unfortunately, she was very anxious about my leaving, and had many accidents. Linda showed great compassion and understanding for her. She truly has a mothers heart.
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KC was with Linda and her family for an extended stay. We cannot say enough about the love, care and attention they give to KC and all their guests. It was easy to relax when he stays at "Camp Linda". His routine remained the same, with familiar food, bed, blankets, etc., except in the company of other friendly animals (and hosts).

Linda remarked that KC never slept in his bed while at their house. As a testament to her good care, when he returned home he went to his bed and hung his head. We think he was depressed to leave "Camp Linda" ; )

We know that whenever we have to leave town, we can leave knowing he is in expert hands. Thanks again Linda for all you do to make KC and us worry-free.

Sande and Ed
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Linda watched my energetic puppy Milo for a few days while my husband and I went out of town. WE. LOVE. LINDA. and Milo loved her too! She had a few other dogs there and Milo made new friends! Hands down we will book with Linda and her family in the future!
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Our dog Louie has problems with separation anxiety. We have boarded him in the past with reports of him not eating and care takers sitting with him all evening because they were so worried about how upset he was. This is why we decided to try DogVacay. We were hoping a home environment would work better for him.

We left Louie in Linda's care and were gone for 10 days. Louie came home mellow and relaxed. For a while he almost seemed a little sad that he had to come home. Having the company of other dogs and an active family and, of course, Linda, the dog whisperer of Carroll County, worked really well for him. We had a worry free vacation and no longer have to dread boarding Louie. We will be using Linda as long as she will have us.

Thanks again Linda!

Dale, Jaye and Louie
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Tigger came home happy & stress free! Thank you!
Our dog seemed to truly enjoy her week-long vacay at Linda's house. When we picked her up, she was the same happy dog as when we left her. We especially enjoyed getting the pictures and little notes that Linda sent us. I think the best part for me was knowing that Chloe had a caring family and other dogs to play with, plus a big beautiful house she was free to roam around in and a big backyard and nice neighborhood too! Couldn't have asked for more. Linda was very friendly and accommodating, even from our first meet and greet. I highly recommend Linda and hope to vacation Chloe there again.
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she is very kind and loves dogs.
Linda and her family were amazing. Not five minutes after filling out the reservation request, I heard from her. We had an emergency and needed to board our three small dogs, and she said yes! Her home is lovely and my dogs were made to feel a real part of the family. They were loved on and cared for, and my mind was at ease during my trip due to the email updates and photos that arrived every day. Happily, Linda has agreed to watch my pack again in the future, so planning vacations and business trips will be a lot less stressful!
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We couldn't have been happier! Linda's home is beautiful and very comfortable for a vacation for our 10 year old Golden. Her whole family was welcoming and Truman was VERY well cared for. We will absolutely use Linda again and often.
Leaving my pooch Marky with Linda was definitely a perfect fit! He was happy, healthy, and absolutely received the best care possible! I have found the perfect fit for my little buddy! I will never use a kennel again! Thanks Linda, and Dog Vacay!
Linda has a beautiful, spacious home with a big yard, and her own two dogs and her doggy visitors get to enjoy all of it. Linda is great with multiple dogs. She is able to isolate or separately feed each dog if needed, and every dog gets lots of walking, playing, and cuddling. Each dog even gets a guest tag with Linda's address and phone. Linda sent several pictures of Moe and reassuring email messages during his stay. Highly recommended!!!!
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This was our first time using dogvacay, and it was great! Zura seemed to really enjoy her vacay with Linda, and we enjoyed the updates and photos Linda shared with us during her stay. It gave us peace of mind to know that Zura was happily relaxing on fluffy beds and playing with other dogs while we were on vacation.
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Linda is the dog whisperer. We could not be happier with her, and we will definitely be using her again when we are going out of town.
Shadow evidently had a great time with Linda & family and her fellow dog vacay buddies. When I picked her up she was glad to see me and appeared to be well cared for. We received several photos of Shadow while we were away and enjoyed seeing them. We felt very comfortable leaving her with Linda and will do so again.

Thank you Linda! Woof, woof
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Nella seemed so comfortable at Linda's house. Thankful for her hospitality and genuine kindness toward our dog. Definitely would use her again in the future!
I was very comfortable leaving my dog with Linda.My dog,Netty was with her for a week.She sent pics of her during the week which I really appreciated.Linda is very attentive and warm.I would definitely use her again
We couldn't be happier with Linda. We have already booked a return visit!
As always, Linda and her family took excellent care of my dear pet. It is obvious that my dog was comfortable and happy by the pictures they sent during his stay. I am so lucky to have such a competent and caring family to help ease my mind when I'm away. I'll give this Dogvacay experience another two dewclaws up!
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I was uncomfortable leaving Max with anyone but family, but Linda did a great job with him. She has a big house and plenty of help so they will never be left alone. I would leave Max here again when I travel.
Ours dogs had a great time. Linda took great care and interest in making sure our dogs had everything they needed. I would recommend Linda for any dog related care and our dogs will be going on Dogvacay at Linda's again. Thank you very much to the whole family for taking care of our dogs.


Nathan and Becky
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Linda is great with our dog. I give her an A+.
Linda and her family are the best! Our 2 dogs came home happy and healthy. We were especially concerned about the healthy part because one of our dogs requires a special dietary mix just before she eats. She had absolutely no problems while with Linda. If you want a true home away from home for your dog, then we highly recommend Linda.
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Linda was excellent with our puppy and very accommodating. She was flexible with us dropping off Tosha later because of inclement weather, sent several photo updates, and we would absolutely ask her to care for Tosha in the future. Thanks a lot Linda!
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Second time with Linda. Wouldn't want to change a thing. She and her family are terrific!
Linda and her family were great hosts for Savanna. They treated her more royally than she is treated at home. LOL (Linda will understand the joke.) We would be pleased to make a dog vacay date with this host anytime! Cathy L.
Great people; great care! I consider myself to be a lucky person and it's people like this that prove it. I have 100% confidence in their care and concern for pets. Thank you so much for all you've done for sweet little Grinchie and me. See you soon!
Linda's home was the perfect place for our dog. Because Linda has two dogs of her own, I think that it had a very calming effect on our dog and thus made our dog more comfortable right from the start. Linda and her family were great with our dog and we were very satisfied. We will definitely use Linda again.
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There is no doubt that I have full confidence in this family's ability to care for and enjoy my pet. They have done a wonderful job in making my dog feel at home and happy. The comfortable feeling they give both me and my pet is worth a million dollars. Thank you, Linda and family!
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We were a little unsure how our dog Benny would do since he seems to have anxiety whenever we leave the house, but this did not seem to be an issue at all with Linda and her family. He adapted very well to her 2 dogs and seemed very comfortable in their home before we left and when we arrived. We appreciated the picture sent to us while we were away and knew he was in good hands.
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Linda and her family were the perfect hosts to our dog Max. Not sure how our dog would react to her 2 dogs, I was looking forward to the meet-n- greet. Her dogs were terrific with a playful indifference. Linda shared photos of Max during his stay and let me know how he did in her home. This was a perfect fit for us.
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