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Grenda W.

36 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Grenda's Resident Pets

Ginger and Coco
Chihuahua
Female
6 yr 3 mo old

Grenda's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Grenda

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am self-employed and my schedule is very flexible. I am an animal lover and have two of my own small dogs.I only take 2 dogs at a time as I believe having more dogs put stress on the host dogs.
Dogs staying with me will be fed, walked (twice a day) three times if the weather is great and they are petted and loved. I prefer small dogs, none over 20 lbs. They need to fit through my doggy door. They will have the run of the house.
They will never be “put” out in the backyard . When they need to or ask to go outside, I have a doggy door to the backyard, and my yard is a large backyard with a 6 ft private fence. There are no escape holes, even for my 6 lb Chi.

At night they will
sleep in my bedroom unless otherwise instructed by the owner. We will play catch, fetch, and other doggy games. They will be of course loved and petted often.
Treats will be given if the owner is o.k. with that.
When I leave home, it is for no more than 2 hours, and it's usually twice a week. I can crate your dog when I go out only if it is necessary or if it is your preference.
If I am out more than 2 hours I pay my friend to come and sit with the dogs till I get back,
I can give pills, medicine, etc., but I am not comfortable giving shots.
I will e-mail you and send photo's of your dog if you wish and I am also on Skype or Facetime.
PLEASE NOTE I do have a pond in my back garden.




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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Grenda W.

36 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Grenda's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Grenda's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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36 Reviews
Grenda's place is pretty good and she is very nice. Our dogs were eating and sleeping well in her house. Grenda updated pictures each morning so we can still see our dogs during the trip.
Grenda was so welcoming to my dog, Holly. She settled her in right away and Holly barely noticed that I was gone. Grenda sent me photos and daily updates about Holly while I was gone. She was even really gracious when I couldn't make it back when I had planned and Holly had to stay another night.

I highly recommend Grenda as a dog sitter and plan to ask her to watch Holly again the next time I need to be away.

Kay B.
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Grenda was an amazing host to my Winston over the holiday weekend! She kept us posted every day with photo updates and took great care of my guy. Looks like he got along great with the whole little dog crew and enjoyed his stay! We'll definitely be back! Thank you, Grenda! :)
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Rico again enjoyed his stay and looks forward to the next one. Very comfortable and loving home away from home. Thank you, Miss Grenda, for caring for Rico.
Grenda is wonderful! Rico fell in love with her and can't wait to go back. She has a sweet spirit that animals and people are just drawn to. Thank you Grenda for taking loving care of Rico.
Grenda is a such great host! Her two little dogs are very sweet to other dogs, and I think the extra company helps keep our dog busy so she doesn't miss us while we are away.
Grenda was a great host again, I am so appreciative of the recommendation from a friend that lead us to Grenda! I can't imagine leaving Portia with anyone else.
Grenda was great. She play lots of fetch with Donut and have him a bath twice during the 3 week he was there.
Belle had a great time at Grenda's!
Grenda was an amazing host for Marvin. She consistently sent photos and updates, and from the looks of it, Marvin had a great time. Would definitely recommend.
Grenda was so nice and flexible with our pickup and drop off. I loved the daily update with pictures of our girl! She has a great backyard for the dogs to roam and play in and 2 adorable pups to play with. We will definitely be booking again.
Eddie once again loved his time with Grenda and her babies. She always takes such good care of him!
Grenda listened to us before and made time to share our feelings before we left town . When we were out of town missing our six month old puppy, Grenda sent us pictures 4 days to make us feel better. She has 2 small dogs and our dog looked like she was having fun playing with them. This the third time I've used her to pet sit , she has always been reliable , I feel she try's to always do the best for my dogs .
Charles French
Richardson TX
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Grenda took care of my precious dog for 7 days and it was their first time together. She did a wonderful job of making sure he was walked, fed, loved, and happy. I would definitely put my dog in her care again. She did an excellent job and gave me peace of mind on my vacation.
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Grenda and her girls were the BEST hostesses for our dog Eddie. He fell in love with all three of them and came home beyond exhausted from all the fun and love. We can't wait to have Eddie visit Grenda again!
Grenda is great! She did an awesome job with our dog, Addy. However, as we learned, Addy is just too big of a dog for her, so please make sure you let her know the size of your dog when requesting to book. She will definitely appreciate that. :)
We left our little whippet, Allie, for the first time with Grenda....I think it was love at first sight. Allie started playing with the toys in the basket and acted like she was at home....She loved playing in the big backyard and enjoyed her daily walks with Grenda. She sent pictures daily which was wonderful! Will definitely book again for my next trip in November!
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This is my dog's third time with Grenda and it was a pleasant stay. My dog was in good hands of a true dog lover. This made for a worry free vacation for me.
Grenda was a fabulous host. She was flexible with our changing schedules. She sent pictures of our baby and we could tell that our dog was enjoying her stay at Grenda's house.
We are so happy we found Grenda to board our dog, Lily, while we went out of town. She stayed with Grenda and her pups for 6 days. Getting pictures of Lily while we were gone was great. She looked to be having a fun vacation of her own. She was well cared for and it was good for her to have three other small dogs to play with her. I also like that Grenda doesn't board a lot of dogs at one time. We will always now contact Grenda first for daycare or boarding. Lots of walks, big yard, someone who is excellent and loving with dogs, only boards small dogs -- perfect.
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So appreciative of Grenda's flexibility so we could extend our vacation an extra day! thank you!
Grenda took the best care of our little Gizmo. She treated him just like one of her own and sent us pictures to prove it. If you have a small or toy dog - this is the best lady to share them with.
Grenda is a great sitter. Peanut especially enjoys hanging out her nice backyard.
Grenda was a great host! She had been highly recommended by a friend, and we were so happy she had space available.
My French Bulldog, Olive, has been a regular at Grenda's house for so long now I believe she likes it better at her house! Grenda's two Chihuahuas have been Olive's best friends since she was a puppy. I'm so grateful for the love and attention Grenda gives my girl. Grenda is a gem!
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Grenda was prompt in responding to emails, questions etc. She told me what I needed to bring for the girls during their stay. Grenda kindly sent me pictures several times during my week away, showing me that they were doing fine. You can tell she loves dogs and I felt that my girls were well cared for and safe at her home.
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Grenada is like a Aunt or good friend thats takes care oh your dog like it's her own.
Grenda is a great petsitter. We really appreciated the pictures she sent us while we were away, and we especially appreciated her willingness to give our dog his medicine twice a day.
Everything went well with my dog's second stay with Grenda. I had the peace of mind knowing that my dog was in good hands. thank you!
Grenda was great! She faithfully sent us updates and photos of our dog. She was also very understanding when our dog peed in her home - not something that we expected, but she took it in her stride. We appreciated how well Grenda took care of our dog.
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Grenda took good care of Milou quite well. I was pleased with the update each day. Milou had a good time for sure. Thank you.
Peanut enjoyed her stay with Grenda and her pups. The doggie door to outside fenced yard was an especially nice feature.
This was my first time ever leaving Lily with anyone and Grenda took such great care of Lily I was able to enjoy my vacation. I received updates and pictures which I totally loved getting. Lily came home and promptly fell asleep! It must have been those 3--yes 3 walks per day she received. I'd say she had a great time. I will definitely be calling Grenda up again to watch Lily when I go out of town again. I would recommend her to anyone needing a place for their family member.
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I feel great knowing my Olive is in Grenda's caring, watchful, nurturing care.
I'd recommend Grenda to any small dog owner. She has two cute, friendly Chihuahua's who got along very well with our Chihuahua mix, kept in touch with us by sending pictures, has a nice, secure backyard and was very caring and attentive to us and our little Bella. This was a reassuring experience for us and for Bella. Thank you Grenda.
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Grenda made our dog feel welcome and loved. It was a bonus that she walked him several times a day. We would recommend Grenda.
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