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Judith P.
Columbia, SC 29210
39 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Judith's Resident Pets

Blue
Catahoula Leopard Dog
Female
5 yr 8 mo old

Judith's Townhome

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Judith

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
CURRENTLY ONLY ACCEPTING REPEAT CLIENTS! Demand is higher than supply (there's only one of me!) so I can no longer accommodate any new clients at the moment. If you have booked with me before please feel free to reach out and check on my availability!

I am currently a full-time zookeeper at Riverbanks Zoo (I work with elephants, giraffes, and a few other species!) and I am a current pet parent to one loving rescue dog (I also grew up with 4 cats). Though my career revolves around exotic animal care, I have experience with domestics as well, other than just as pets: I have worked as a Kennel Technician at a high volume no-kill animal shelter (basically providing all aspects of dog care- all breeds & all personalities), and I volunteered at the Humane Society while in college. I also have experience with birds, reptiles & amphibians (through a past zookeeper position) and horses (through zookeeping and as a volunteer at Walk On Farm assisting with cleaning, tack & groom, and lessons for children with disabilities). With all of my animal care experience you can rest assured that your pets will have the best care possible while you are at work/vacation/or otherwise unable to give them the attention they deserve! Please feel free to contact me for a meet and greet with you and your pet(s)!

PET CARE IN YOUR HOME: Let your pet stay in the comfort of their own home while you are away! Generally visits and/or walks are available in the early AM, evening, and before bed for approximately 1 hour each, unless longer visits or overnights are requested. Each visit will try to follow your pet's normal routine as closely as possible with feedings, potty breaks, and play/cuddle time. "Nightly rate" covers 24 hours of care - at least 3 visits are guaranteed. I also offer services for cats, and other animals - please inquire for rates!
Normal Rate: $40 per 24 hrs (3-4 visits)
Overnights: additional $5 per night
Additional Dogs: additional $10 per dog
Travel Fee: additional $5 per day if over 15 miles
A La Carte Visits: $15 per visit

BOARDING/PET CARE IN MY HOME: Meet & Greet required at least 24 hrs in advance of booking. As I have a dog of my own (she gets along/tolerates all dogs) your dog must also be dog-friendly! All breeds & sizes accepted and no crating necessary! Because I do work a full-time job your dog must be comfortable being left alone for at least 6 hours (I can come home during lunch for a potty break). When I am not at work, the rest of the time I will be home with the dogs!
Normal Rate: $25 per 24 hrs
Additional Dogs: $20 per dog
Puppy Rate (under 1 yr old): $35 per 24 hrs

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Judith P.
Columbia, SC 29210
39 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 21, 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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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Judith's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Judith's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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39 Reviews
Judith is wonderful. I never worry about my furry baby when she is watching over him. I am appreciative of her professionalism. She would get more than a five paw rate if I had any say.
Judith is professional and keeps us updated on our pet even when we are out of town. Makes vacations so much more enjoyable when you know your "four legged" babies are loved! Thank you.
We are truly running out of original great things to say about Judith. When my wife and I neared our baby's due date we knew it was time to make care arrangements for our dog. Judith was the first to come to mind. She stepped in on short notice and did the usual marvelous job! While we were off meeting our little one we had full peace of mind that Judith was caring for our furry one at home.
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Judith was wonderful with my dog Daisy. She sent photos and Daisy loved her dogs. Would definitely recommend her.
After picking up my Marley, and her not wanting to go back home, I knew I had to give Judith an amazing review. She and her pups did awesome with Marley. Judith gave me daily updates and was amazing with making sure Marley got her allergy medication throughout her visit. Will definitely book again!
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I felt great leaving Natalie with Judith and Blue. Judith sent me pictures and updates all weekend. Natalie came home worn out from a great time! ??
Judith did an awesome job, as usual. She's really great with my very large dogs!
I am very grateful for Judith taking Leo in even though it was last minute and am extremely pleased with the attention she gave him. The picture updates were awesome too. I will certainly use Judith again! -Carlos
Judith was fabulous, she sent lots of pics and updates about our spoiled boxer. She was also very flexible with our ever changing vacation plans. Leia came home happy and worn out. I would definitely recommend her and plan on using her again!
We have a 8.5 month old very rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback who requires a lot of exercise. Judith arose to the occasion and kept our boy exercised and happy the entire time we were gone never complaining of the handful we know he was (especially the first night being away from his parents). She was in constant communication and sent pictures of him daily. She really was the best and we would recommend her under any circumstances.
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I could not have been happier with the care and attention Judith gave Daisy. And the picture updates were such great way to keep up with Daisy's stay. I will certainly use Judith again. Ruth R
Judith did a great job taking care of Yogui keeping us posted around their activities and pictures
Judith was great with Appa! Her dogs loved Appa and it seems they had a lot of fun since he was tuckered out enough to sleep a whole day when he got back! We got daily updates and she did fine with him even though he isn't the best on a leash. I would recommend Judith to anyone needing someone to watch their pet.
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Judith was great with my two large dogs. She was very diligent about sending pictures and updates so I knew my pups were happy and well taken care of. I was a little nervous because one of my dogs tends to have bad separation anxiety and to be a bit of a spaz in unfamiliar places, but she made me feel really comfortable and I could tell when I picked them up that he had been comfortable as well! We will definitely be utilizing Judith's services again the next time we travel. Thank you Judith!
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We are SO glad we've found Judith! She was an absolute pleasure to converse with and she did an amazing job of continually sending us updated photos and videos of Stella having fun! It's so hard to leave your babies, but Judith made us feel so comforted and we were able to have a great guilt-free trip! I highly recommend her! Thanks Judith!
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Whether just a day or so or a whole week, we have never been dissappointed. Judith always does a great job!
Judith was great, definitely recommend using her!!
Judith gave such good service with great compassion for my pet's special needs. So nice to take vacation with no worry about his care. Would highly recommend her to friends.
Judith was amazing! Took excellent care of our babies and sent great updates about what they were doing. Would absolutely recommend 100% to anyone!!
Judith did another tremendous job caring for our senior pup! We're now fully convinced he's starting to like her more than he likes us. And when holiday traffic delayed our return she made an extra visit. Not only did it take care of our dog but considerably lightened our stress on the drive home.
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This was our second time using Judith and once again, she was awesome! She took great care of our dog and even checked on our cat when she came by. We love having her as a safe, reliable option if we go out of town but can't take our pup! Utah (our dog) really loves her!
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Judith is great and I would highly recommend her for your pet(s). I received photos daily that showed just how safe and content my dog was. He needs medication and has some slight disabilities so I knew I needed someone special, Judith is that person.

Thank you dog vacay and especially Judith P.
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Judith did a great job with our four dogs including one who is special needs. I loved the regular updates and pictures. With four dogs at our house, things can be a bit overwhelming for a new pet-sitter, but Judith took everything in stride. We will definitely use her again in the future!
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Judith was amazing!!! My dog Pippa has some serious separation anxiety, but somehow she bonded to Judith and was completely fine when I left her. Judith sent me picture updates regularly and really took great care of my baby. When I picked Pippa up she was happy and looked great.
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Judith met with us on short notice and was able to take care of our dogs for several days. She did a super job!
Never any complaints here! Already reserved again for our next weekend out of town trip.
Judith was a lifesaver! We needed someone to let our 2 dogs out and give them some love and attention during the day. We had to book last minute and she was so willing to help us out! She was great with our two puppies and our puppies loved her! She sent us pictures and updates as well. We will definitely use her services again!
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Judith took good care of our 2 pups while we were away for 6 days. She sent updates and pics regularly the whole time. Everything was in order when we returned as well. No complaints here! We will definitely consider her next time we have something come up.
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She did a wonderful job checking on Oreo!
Once again Judith took excellent care of our dog! We've been using her dog sitting services for close to a year now. She's built trust with us, our home, and our dog. With previous sitters we would find ourselves constantly wondering if they were providing proper care. That's never a worry with Judith. We can truly getaway knowing our pup is in wonderful hands!
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Judith was great and our pup loved his time with her. We will definitely check with Judith the next time we need a sitter.
Judith was great!! She went above and beyond taking care of my dog, and even did a few things to help with the house while we were away! Highly recommend!
Amazing!! Took great care of our pups!! We have used her twice and feel totally comfortable with her caring for our babies while we are away!! Great sitter!!!!
Reagan seemed very pleased when I returned home to him and he was cared for very well while I was away by Judith.
Once again Judith did a phenomenal job caring for our senior pup! We had complete peace of mind while out of time for the holidays knowing Judith had it covered. She was respectful of our home and kept our dog entertained. I always hesitate writing such a great review for fear others will learn how great she is. I think the cat's out of the bag at this point.
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We couldn't have asked for a more attentive and caring host for our senior dog. She provided daily updates with photos, handled an accident inside, and left our home in great shape. We definitely plan on using Judith for our next trip out of town.
Judith to the rescue again! I think I contacted her 1-2 days before my travel time and she came through like a saint. Thank you very much Judith, look forward to booking with you again in the near future.
Judith was helpful for us. She gave us daily updates and left the house nice and clean. I will look to book her again in the future.
I would definitely recommend Judith, who was a wonderful host for my dog Gunnar. This was my first time leaving him with anyone other than a family member and I felt so comfortable thanks to great updates and a meet and greet before. I brought home a happy, tired puppy!
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