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Amanda M.

22 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Amanda's Resident Pets

Moto
Great Pyrenees
Male
4 yr 2 mo old
Fila
Great Pyrenees
Female
4 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Amanda's House

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About Amanda


*Puppies under 18mo. are an extra $10/night
*Holiday rate is an extra $10/night


I would love to take care of your furbaby while you are out of town. My two playful dogs and I live in a small house in the woods with lots of land and we love visitors! I am a professional dog trainer and guarantee your dog(s) will have a very stimulating experience and leave with better manners. I offer dog training services for basic obedience and behavior modification, unrelated to dog boarding. The property I live on will allow me to house and care for almost any exotic pet. My house is set far back in the woods providing a paradise for dogs! I also have an extra large animal pen to allow the guests freedom to play off leash. My dogs really enjoy the fenced area!
I also have experience monitoring medicine and giving fluids as I had to give I.V. and multiple medications at home to my dogs when they were infected with parvo as pups. I'm currently working randomly throughout the week for training lessons but I will be home most of the day playing with the dogs and sending you daily updates of them enjoying their vacation as well! This is a HOME AWAY FROM HOME, your pet will feel like part of the family here, he/she is even invited to sleep in the bed (depending on the species hehe). Best part is you can pick up and drop off ANY TIME 24/7 with an appointment! For the safety of my pets your dog/s must be up to date on shots and have no contagious sickness. Hope to hear from you soon!


About this sitter:
Animal lover

Why I love dog sitting
I've been an animal lover my entire life. However I realized how interested I am in dog psychology about 10 years ago when I started studying dog behavior in order to rehabilitate my dog aggressive dog. With lots of love and patience he turned into the most obedient soldier I've met. Unfortunately Bongo is no longer here on earth but his legacy lives on through every dog I help with the knowledge I gained thanks to him.

Meet my pets
I have two very friendly and playful dogs, Moto and Fila. They are 4 year old great pyrenees and they love other animals.

About my yard
I live on property set back about 1/2 mile into the woods. So I let my dogs play off leash but I will walk my dogs on leash with the guest dog if he/she is a "runner". I also have a fenced animal pen in my backyard.

My experience administering medication
I am comfortable administering oral and intravenous medication.
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Amanda M.

22 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amanda's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Training
$45 /hour
Baths
$25 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 40 miles
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22 Reviews
Amanda was amazing. Easy to work with and so calm and comfortable handling our high-energy, 10-month old rescue that still needs a lot of work on manners. Tiffany had a blast during her visit and we came away with many new training strategies to work on with her. We will definitely call on Amanda first next time we have to travel.
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Chaos had a great time as usual. Amanda always takes good care of her and makes sure chaos gets lots of play time and attention.
Great, as always!
My dog loved it. Plenty of room to run around and play with other dogs and she sends email updates which is nice.
Padfoot had a fantastic time with Amanda. He's an incredibly anxious 9month old and this is the first time we left him, so we were really nervous. At the meet and greet, Amanda was very knowledgeable and gave us great tips for helping him get acclimated. From the first set of pictures we got, it was obvious he had settled right in. She sent pictures and videos every day and Pad was running around with her other dogs and having a great time in every one. We will definitely be bringing him back to Amanda in the future!
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The minute I met Amanda and saw how she interacted with Kairos I KNEW she was the one for him. She's watched him several times now and I can't say enough how much she loves my boy and how much she cares for him. She's sent follow-up texts regarding some pains that he had in his eye and side. Every day I received multiple videos and photos showing how much he was enjoying his time with her and her dogs. He even seems more well-behaved whenever I pick him up! Thank you Amanda!!!
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My dogs are family- and they were treated like part of Amanda's family when Sugar and Walker spent spring break in the country. I received daily pictures and videos highlighting their days, and was able to see them cuddling on the bed/couch with her and their new pack mates in the evenings. Amanda was easily accessible through text the entire week. I have never "boarded" my pups before- they have always stayed with my mom. When they couldn't this time, I was thrilled to know Dogvacay (and Amanda specifically) exists as an alternative for institutional pet care. Amanda is a true animal lover and her kindness and love are immediately evident. I will not hesitate to place my pups in her care again.
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Our dog Durkin had recently behaved threateningly to another dog and we were worried about boarding him when our planned sitter fell through. At our meet and greet with Amanda she demonstrated the ability to control and settle him very well and we were reassured. All the pictures she sent during Durkin's visit showed our confidence was well placed. He had a great, peaceful visit and Amanda says, based on her experienced observations, he's not actually likely to bite another dog though he may bluster. What a gift!
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Cruz had so much fun playing and running around with all the dogs! Thanks for all the pics and videos!
This was Daisy's second trip to Amanda's in 4 weeks. She has found a second home. She loved playing with Amanda's dogs and I believe she now gets a little jealous when new boarders arrive. She loved having her freedom, and not being locked up in a cage. She will be back.
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We were very happy with Amanda. She spent lots of time with our "Daisy". A little intimidated at first with big dogs around, (Daisy is 40 lbs) but she made herself right at home. The pictures and videos helped quite a bit.They make us feel like she wasn't so far away. Daisy was actually a little depressed for a couple of days after getting home. She took a shine to Amanda and probably missed her and her new friends. Loved the fact that they weren't locked up all of the time.
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Gracie is always happy at Amanda's. I know when I pick her up, she is one tired dog which is always great when returning home from a trip.
Amanda was fantastic with Killian. We loved the daily videos and will definitely be leaving Killian Amanda again. She is so kind to the dogs and provides the one on one attention you will not find at a regular kennel or daycare. Killian can't wait until her next visit!
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Gracie had a great stay with Amanda.
Amanda was great with our dogs. The photos and videos sent daily of our babies playing with new friends was great! Would definitely use her again.
Our experience went very smoothly with Amanda. She watched Ziggy at her house for 8 days. She sent videos and pictures every day, and supervised the dogs at all times. Ziggy was able to run around the property off leash, which he LOVED. The best part was how flexible Amanda was with drop off and pick up times. We arrived back from vacation at 10pm, and Amanda allowed us to pick up Ziggy at 11pm. We highly recommend Amanda especially if you have a large, high energy, friendly dog.
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Amanda was awesome!!!! Chaos had a great time with her. I got plenty of pictures and videos everyday Chaos was there. Amanda kept her active and Chaos is very high energy so it was great that she went on walks through the woods and had plenty of outside room to run around and play. Chaos now has a second home when ever I have to go away i will always leave Chaos with Amanda. Amanda is a great dog sitter, since being back home Chaos actually comes when I call her, I think this is because Amanda had her off a leash after the first day and Chaos did not wonder off and she came when she called her. I am thankful I don't know what Amanda did but it worked. Chaos had never been walked off a leash before!!! Chaos listened to my commands prior but I would have to tell her a few times, now it's like I only have to tell her once. I am very thankful to Amanda and look forward to leaving Chaos with her again!!!!
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Amanda kept my black lab Smokey while I was out of town on a long weekend. She was WONDERFUL. Everyday I recieved photos and videos of Smokey having a great time with her two dogs, who were both very friendly and got along well with my dog. She kept Smokey active and I could tell he had a great time. I will abosolutely use Amanda again when I go out town and reccomend her to anyone!!!!!
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This was our first time leaving our Dog Sox with somebody other than a family member or close friend. After meeting Amanda and seeing the space she had to take care of her dogs and others, we were happy to put our dog in her hands. She sent us updates all weekend, including videos where our dog was playing with the other dogs and having a blast. We could not have been more happy with the results and we will definitely entrust our dog with Amanda the next time we have to go away.
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Amanda was wonderful. I have a high energy dog who she watched for five days and Amanda always had her out playing and exercising. She sent me pictures and videos daily. I would highly recommend her!
Our experience with Amanda was wonderful! She kept us updated with pictures of Daisy the whole time we were gone. Daisy seemed to be right at home when we got there to pick her up. We would definitely use her again.
Amanda was great! She sent daily pictures, and Thor had lots of fun playing with her dogs and frolicking in the open space.
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