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Darla L.
Austin, TX 78759
42 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Darla's Resident Pets

Nora
Boston Terrier Mix
Female
7 old
Honey
Mix
Female
3 old

About Darla

I provide check ins and dog walking services. It's personal, reliable, affordable, and best of all---you can feel confident your pet will be happy and well looked after.

We focus on providing exercise and affection for your pet so that they can enjoy an interactive experience while you are away. We have cared for pets at all stages of life, from the very young to the very old and are experienced at satisfying the specific needs that accompany those stages. From the high energy to the couch potato, we strive to give each and every dog a fun and rewarding experience on their DogVacay.

If you are interested in having us check in on your pets while you are away, just shoot us a meet and greet request. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Darla L.
Austin, TX 78759
42 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 19, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Course 102 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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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42 Reviews
Great service. We would do this again!
Darla was exceptionally kind and treated our 2 dogs as if they were her own! She sent frequent pictures to let us know how they were doing. Would definitely recommend!
Darla & Jason were amazing!!! They took excellent care of my German Shepherd, and even socialized her with other animals upon my request. My dog has very picky eating habits, and they even catered to that. They sent several pics & remained in contact with me which made me feel very comfortable while I was out of state. I can't thank them enough. I will definitely recommend and utilize their services again!
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Darla and Jason are the best! My dog was NOT initially on his best behavior and they were very patient and understanding. They treat your pet like one of their own, lots of exercise, love, and Jason really "speaks dog" and can help with training and behavioral issues.
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Super easy! We even booked an extra day and it wasn't a hassle.
Our dogs' stay with Darla and co. was great! She was great with the updates, and was extremely accommodating. For example, our flight home was cancelled, and she kept them for an extra day -- always insisting that we not stress about it.
Darla (and her partner) did an absolutely amazing job of taking care of your little Pug. They went for walks and he was treated as part of the family, just like he was with us! It's the first time our pup actually ran circles around his hosts feet when we went to pick him up!
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Awesome!!!
This is the second time Loki has gone over to Darla's. He must of had a good time playing with everyone because he is exhausted today! She is extremely friendly and flexible with drop off and pick up times. Thanks again!
Very warm and sincere - I know my dog is well cared for while I'm away.
Darla made Cooper and I feel welcomed from the moment we walked into her home. I appreciated her contact and photos to let me know how Cooper was doing. Will definitely recommend to others.
Darla and Jason are the best!! We love leaving our pups with them because we know they are in excellent hands! They both are really great at interacting with different types of dogs and understanding dog behavior. One of our dogs started to develop some issues playing with other pups, and they were able to work with her and put her at ease. Darla and Jason are also great at adapting to whatever your pups need. Ours are very energetic, so they’ll take them for long walks or even run them sometimes. We feel more comfortable leaving our dogs with them than with anyone else, including the vet!
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Darla was absolutely amazing! I was able to drop Rory off when it was convenient for us, and when we came home he was happy, worn out, and kind of reluctant to come home with us! She made the whole process really easy, and I felt really confident with Rory in her expert hands. I will gladly call Darla again next time my pooch needs somewhere to go when I'm out of town!
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The last time I dropped Holly off for sitting I felt uneasy and guilty about it. That was instantly relieved when I saw how excited she was to see Darla and Jason again. Just before arriving at their doorstep, she realized what was happening and made a happy dash for their front door. They take great care of her, and Jason even takes her out running.
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We had two dogs who stayed with Darla. Gracie was old and crippled; they took her to the lake so she could enjoy the water on her old bones. The other is young, energetic, and neurotic; they take him for bike rides. He got out one day and found his way to Darla's over a mile away. We are so pleased with the very special treatment they give each dog. True dog lovers. We keep coming back.
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Our elderly greyhound and energetic rat terrier both love staying with Darla. Each is treated differently--the greyhound gets to hang out on the couch if she is having a senior day, and the other gets lots of exercise, every day. They totally treat your dog individually and as if they were their own. We can not recommend them highly enough.
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Darla and Jason were really awesome dog sitters! As soon as we pulled up we were greeted and I could tell immediately that Loki would be in good hands. They were both super welcoming to Loki and showed him around their home and yard. They were extremely flexible with drop off and pick up times, even with a scheduling change on our part. They really love animals and it made me feel confident that Loki would have a great time. We will definitely use them again!
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2nd stay with Darla for our two dogs and this time it was for a full two weeks while we were away. Everything went well and the dogs had a great time! As usual, Darla had good communication and fun picture updates while we were away.
Pierre had a wonderful time! His sitters went the extra mile - giving him a bath to soothe some skin irritation he had, and even taking him for a long bike ride one day. I boarded him with Darla while recovering from some outpatient surgery, and they went above and beyond to make sure things would be easy and convenient for me under those circumstances, which I greatly appreciated. Good communication, and great photos! Will definitely hope to work with them again.
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Dogs had a great time and Darla was more than accommodating when our travel schedule was altered last minute. Great communication while we were away and cute picture updates as well. We will definitely be using her in the future!
Darla and her partner are Lifesavers! I had a Reservation With another host who was a no show and needed help quickly.. Thank goodness for Darla! She came to my rescue immediately as with the customer service team at dogvacay. I will recommend her services and hire her again. She promptly responded to all text messages and I also got to view pics of my pups daily activities.. 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!!
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Casanova loves staying at Darla's house when we go out of town! He is always happy and well exercised when I pick him up. I would absolutely recommend leaving your dog in Darla's capable hands.
Darla & Jason were excellent with Sheldon. He loved his time there.
This was the first time using Dog Vacay. We were traveling through New Orleans and wanted to spend the night out and see the city but we had Rufus. I was nervous leaving him with strangers but as soon as I met Darla and Jason I knew he was in good hands. They are true dog lovers and know how to handle them. It was very clear that they enjoyed Rufus and went out of their way to make him feel at home. He had a yard and other dogs to play with and Jason even took him on a nice bike ride, which is above and beyond what I was expecting! When we picked Rufus up he seemed very comfortable in the home and with their dogs. And since we were just passing through they were also very flexible with drop off and pickup times. The whole experience was positive and the whole night couldn't have gone better. Thank you Darla and Jason!!! I am sure Rufus misses you guys but we had a great time on the beach :)
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This is the best place ever!!! There is no place like this; Darla and Jason replicates the exact environment I would give my dog (baby Nala) i.e. a loving environment mixed with mental stimulation and exercise. I cannot ask for more. I recommend this place as it also provides a safe and nurturing environment. Darla and Jason's personalities are so soothing, reassuring and loving that I feel confident in leaving my baby overnight. They are the best I've seen in dog care! Most importantly Nala loves them :)
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We have been in New Orleans for two months and finding Darla was a gift. Our son, Brian #60, plays for the Saints and on game days we weren't sure what we were going to do with our dog, Rosie. Our concerns were answered when we found Darla and Jason. They took excellent care of Rosie and she couldn't wait for game days so she could go play with all her new friends. Thank you for such a fantastic experience. Genus Saints!!!!! Whodat!!
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Darla was fantastic! I needed someone to keep Onyx for a couple days because I was having a tree in my backyard cut down. I didn't find out until the day before, but Darla was able to take him last minute. I couldn't have been more relieved. She emailed me pictures and kept me updated with texts. When I went to pick him up her and her roommate even gave me some training tips for my wild child.
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Darla & Jason were absolutely awesome! They accommodated all 3 of our dogs with no problem. They were very flexible with regard to our schedule, which was great. During our trip, they sent pictures of the dogs & emails letting us know how the dogs were doing (loved that!). When we picked the dogs up, we were given excellent training tips that we implemented the next day, and it appeared as if the dogs had already benefitted from these tips during their week stay! We highly recommend Darla & Jason!
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Ozzie had a wonderful time. He even learned to like cats!
This service has connected us with great people like Darla. We made last minute arrangements and were prepared to have lowered expectations, but instead we found Darla and Jason and were wowed by their commitment to giving a high level experience. Our little Monty received wonderful, worry-free treatment in a safe environment by caring people. Hope to use them again in the near future and recommend them to any and all who visit the area.
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This was the first time I used this service, and so I was a little nervous about letting Rue stay with strangers at the beginning. However, Darla and her partner were great. During the two weeks of stay, they sent me plenty of updates/images. They even took Rue in early, as I had an early flight. I highly recommend them!
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Remi came home exhausted. She was given a lot of attention and they really know a lot about animals. Darla is easy to reach and extremely accommodating. I will definitely use them again in the future!
Our dogs love their vacays with Darla L. Our older dog had just had some procedures at the vet and could hardly walk, but they took good care of her. The younger ran along with a bike, his first venture in that direction. They came home happy and with what each needed.
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Our dogs came home happy and healthy. We are using them again next week.
Jake seemed to have a wonderful time again swimming, running and playing. Darla was able to accommodate our reservation quickly, thank you!
This was our first time using Dog Vacay and we are so happy with our choice. Darla was amazing with Jake. We had no worries during our vacation and received great pictures of him playing. In fact we told everyone Jake was having a better vacation than us! We will be using Darla again in the near future and feel confident with finding other great host when she cannot accommodate him.
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Gaita had so much fun during her stay! It is amazing how relaxed and happy she was when we went to pick her up. Darla and Jason were amazing and help her a lot with integrating her into a pack and being able to hang out with cats! Never thought that would be possible! Anytime we go out of town, we know who to call! Thanks guys! xx
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These guys went above and beyond our expectations. Our dog is younger and VERY active. They took him running and also swimming in a lake while we were gone. There definitely was a great connection, and they even got him used to socializing with other other animals (cats specifically).
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Super accommodating- we were able to drop Fenway off around 11pm and even book an extra two nights last minute. Darla and her partner are passionate about animals and make your dog feel right at home. We received cute pics, too! We will definitely book here whenever we are in New Orleans!
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They were great. Kalli can be a challenge, they welcomed her perfectly, setting her right at ease. Within minutes she was backed up to them asking for a backrub. They introduced her to cats, which in the past she just saw as something to chase. They even introduced her to running next to a bike. Awesome, I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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This is the second time we've boarded with Darla. Her enthusiasm and love of animals was apparent from the first moment we met her. Her home is very pet friendly, filled with toys and cozy spots to nap. Our dog returns happy, heathy, and well exercised from Darla's each time. I recommend Darla highly, without reservation.
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My dog was well taken care of while in Darla's care! I really do think he had a GREAT time while we were away and he enjoyed the canine company and human attention! Seeing pictures of him over the 10 days we were gone put me at ease. Will reserve there next time we go out of town!
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