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Rosemary D.

25 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
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  • Responds within 10 hours
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Pet Requirements

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

Rosemary's Resident Pets

6 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Rosemary's House

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

About Rosemary

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I raised two Newfoundland dogs who grew up to be certified hospital therapy dogs as well as great companions. We love dogs and we love meeting new canine companions.

My husband and I, our 15 year old twin daughters, our very shy mastiff Hagen and 2 cats live in a bungalow in San Jose. My husband Mike is a software programmer and I teach part-time. We have enjoyed dog sitting for our neighbors who've been away on vacation and have discovered that we're quite good at it!
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CPR / First-Aid certified

Rosemary D.

25 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 10 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rosemary's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
25 Reviews
Rosemary did a wonderful job caring for my pup while I was away. He's notoriously shy and prone to becoming withdrawn, yet under her gentle guidance he was a healthy eater and enjoyed going on walks.
Rosemary has been our go-to sitter for over a year now. She is super nice, very easy to talk to, and takes great care of our dog Jack. She always send pictures to let us know how he is doing. We feel very lucky that we found Rosemary to take care of Jack while we are away. Jack is on vacation every time he is with Rosemary :)
We were thrilled with Rosemary !-she and her family took my dog into their home as if he was their own. Heh ad a wonderful time and we were so happy he and Rosemary's dog bonded. We definitely recommend Rosemary five star vacay!
There were some serious and concerning communication issues here.

I tried to get an update from Rosemary a day after dropping off my dog through the DogVacay Site.

No reply so I called Rosemary's phone number listed by Rosemary on DogVacay 5 hours after the inquiry. No reply.

I called and texted every hour for the next 5 hours. No reply.

I emailed her personal email. No reply.

I called DogVacay to see if they received a message from her. Nothing.

Only the next morning did I receive an email from her personal email telling me my dog was okay.

The worst part was she then called me a couple days later to request a different pick up time and leave me the number I had already been calling.

When I showed up to pick my dog up, she claimed she never got the calls.
It's the responsibility of the caregiver to keep the owner informed.
Bo had a great time! He came back very happy from his sleepover.
Rogue had a great time! I think she was sad to come home.
Rosemary and her husband are great! We have an older lab that requires mediation and special diet. Rosemary didn't bat an eye when we gave her the list of instructions. They clearly love animals and know how to care for them. Our dog was excited to see us when we returned but not anxious to leave!
Rosemary and her husband were great hosts for Moose. You can tell they love caring for dogs by the sheer number of dog toys/bowls they keep lying around their house still. When we took him over for a meet-n-greet he seemed to enjoy their spacious backyard also.

I think Moose got a some good play/walks because he was pretty tired the next day that I picked him up.
Rosemary and family are such sweet people and love the animals they watch. She worked on trying to get my 85 pound lab to heal which is a challenge in itself and kept my 10 year old husky happy with her hip medications too. Thanks again for another great stay at your house and the terrific care to both our dogs.
Rosemary is great! It's such a comfort being able to leave town knowing my doggie will be well cared for. Rosemary is always super fast with communication and sends pictures, which I love.
Rosemary and her family took great care of Sophie during her stay.
Rosemary and Mike were wonderful pet sitters. Stella was very comfortable and loved her stay with them. They are very calm, kind and caring. Stella immediately got attached to them. They took her to regular walks & hikes. Stella looked very happy when we picked her up. I would feel very comfortable leaving Stella with them during future vacations!
Rosemary and her family took great care of our dog. They were extremely flexible and made it easy to drop off and pick up Emily according to our schedule.

At the end of her stay, Emily came home happy and tired. We will definitely let her visit Rosemary in the future.
This was our first experience with DogVacay and Rosemary. My family and I couldn't be happier to have found such a wonderful caregiver for Stella, our lively and very intelligent Queensland Healer. Rosemary immediately put our concerns to rest as she quietly allowed Stella to acquaint herself with Rosemary and her home. Stella requires a lot of interaction with humans such as playing fetch and long walks, which Rosemary understood and provided regularly. I suppose the best review of any dog care experience is how your dog behaves when you pick them up. Stella had become so comfortable with Rosemary that she wasn't terribly eager to come home! I highly recommend Rosemary and will certainly call her for Stella's next Dog Vacay.
Rosemary and her family were fantastic hosts for my 5 month old high energy labradoodle. Most important to me was that they provided a safe, loving environment and plenty of experience hosting dogs.

Rosemary's calm and patient personality was a good match for my high every puppy. Rosemary provided regular updates as well as a few photos to put my mind at ease during our vacation.

I would use Rosemary again in the future and recommend her to anyone in need of a caring pet sitter.
I feel so lucky that we found Rosemary and her family! We have left our pups with them twice now, and felt totally comfortable leaving town (and even going across the country) with their care. Rosemary asked questions prior to the trip to prepare, and sent photos throughout our trip. She and her family even managed to take our very anxious Mastiff on walks and on outings - they must have a magic touch! We will definitely use them again for all of our dog-sitting needs!
Just like last time, Rosemary and family were great. You can tell how much they care about the dogs that they watch. Five stars, no doubt.
This was our first time using DogVacay and the experience with Rosemary was wonderful. The first meet & greet at her house was exactly what Mosley needed - friendly, calm and stress free. We felt comfortable and knew Mosley will be well cared for with plenty of love. I would highly recommend Rosemary and will be using her again in the future!
Rosemary, Mike, and their daughters were wonderful hosts for our two dogs. They were up to the challenge of caring for our giant breed dog, who is also extremely shy around new people. Rosemary asked lots of questions ahead of time to ensure the dogs would be as comfortable as possible, and she sent pictures during the weekend to assure us that the pups were settled in nicely. The dogs are looking forward to spending Christmas with this family again while we travel! Thanks so much!
Rosemary and her family took great care of our pup! He has some special needs due to knee surgery and they were very gentle with him and he returned home very happy and tired. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Rosemary and family were great, and we wouldn't hesitate to have them watch our Great Dane again.

Athena stayed with them for nearly two weeks, and we received multiple photos and updates while we were away on our honeymoon. Athena came home happy and in perfect health, and certainly seemed to have a great stay with her host family.
Abby said with Rosemary and her family a week. From the pictures she sent she had a ball in the backyard! Their home was perfect for us because they don't own a dog and Abby doesn't get along with other dogs. It was such a relief not to have to worry about her while I was on vacation.
Rosemary and her family took fantastic care of our little guy Nigel. She is so calm, and her girls are so sweet. Nigel sometimes has anxiety issues, but he apparently calmed down immediately after he was dropped off. He was obviously in good spirits and comfortable with everyone in the house when we picked him up. So grateful to Rosemary for taking him on relatively short notice, and would happily leave Nigel with her again.
Rosemary and her family took excellent care of our dog, Jadey. We would definitely use their services again!
Rosemary treated Blue just as if he were her own pet. He went for rides in the car, walks around the neighborhood and even got some of his favorite snack: popcorn. I think her calm demeanor helped Blue settle into their home without stress.

I would definitely use Rosemary again if Blue needs to stay away from home.
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