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Samantha H.

17 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Samantha's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
2 yr 11 mo old

Samantha's Apartment

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Samantha

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Thank you for visiting our page. John and Sam are avid dog lovers who after growing up with dogs (John several Labs and Sam two Goldens) decided to get our own this last year. Our dog's name is Waffles who is a Lab/Whippet mix and is quite the goofball who loves to run around in our fenced backyard and the park. We do specialize with high-energy dogs that need to burn off all that puppy energy.

Our family owns the two-flat that we live in, which is obviously very dog friendly. We live on the first floor with the basement and backyard. We are steps away from the spacious McKinley Park where we take Waffles on at least two long walks a day and where she loves to play with her dog friends.

John is a PhD student and Sam is finishing her Master's degree, who works from home during the week and can offer 24/7 supervision if need be with notification.

We are looking forward to caring for your dog and Waffles cannot wait to play with them.

Please let us know your ideal drop off/pick up times when you submit a reservation request so that we can be as accommodating as possible!

Thank You
John, Samantha and Waffles
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Samantha H.

17 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Samantha's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Samantha's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$15 /bath
$6 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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17 Reviews
Samantha is now my go-to sitter. I only use someone else when she's not available--which is very infrequently. She's the absolute best!
Being a newbie to Dogvacay, Sam was great. We did our meet and greet and she explained everything. This made my husband and I comfortable w/Husker's stay. She sent pics and updates. This process was easy and very convenient for us when we went out of town. Will definitely use her again!
Samantha and John were great! They treated our dogs like they were part of the family. I thought our dogs wouldn't come to us afterwards. That's how good Samantha is. My dogs miss Waffles! I would definitely use them again. They sent pictures everyday and they are very good at communicating. They're very good at taking pictures!
Samantha and John are a wonderful couple. They were so loving and caring to our Penni. We were a bit nervous because we had never left Penni with anyone. I felt as if I have known Samantha and John for many years. We will definately use their services again. Thanks DogVacay. So glad I found you in the internet!
Sam, John and Waffles the dog were absolutely incredible from start to finish and I won't hesitate to send my pup to them for any and all future vacays. They were super communicative and flexible about my last minute time changes and as soon as I walked through the door I felt 100% comfortable leaving my dog in their care. I really appreciated getting a picture every day, and it's clear that she had a great time! Olive the dog has done nothing but sleep since she got home - the universal sign of a tired and happy pup. So happy to have found this wonderful option if I'm unable to take her with me when I go out of town in the future!
Samantha was great! She was very responsive and flexible with pick up and drop off times. She sent us picture updates throughout the weekend which we really enjoyed. We could tell that our pup was very well cared for and had a wonderful time playing with resident dog Waffles. Would absolutely leave our dog with Samantha again!
Sam, John and Waffles are great doggie-hosts! Penny has gone to daycare at their home 3 times now, and every time she has come home happy with her day and well-exercised. She gets along great with Waffles, loves the yard, and is well cared for during her stays. ... Sam and John are super friendly, and their home and yard are very safe. I really appreciate Sam's and John's flexibility - including their pickup/dropoff options! Front door service. So convenient. Great communication! And Sam regularly sends photos and updates. ... Highly recommended! ... Penny (and I) look forward to her future visits! : )
Samantha is such a welcoming host! My super energetic pup Jean-Luc stayed for 20+ days and felt totally at ease. Steph and her partner are so nice and very friendly. I'll be booking again with them soon!
I would like to commend Sam and John for the incredible care of our dog Cha-Cha. They kept me updated with photos and texts. Cha-Cha had so much exercise. Dog park, walks, sometimes 2 times a day! Their dog Waffles, was the perfect playmate for our dog, too. I would highly recommend this family to watch your dog.
Waffles and Jean Luc got along super well. They were VERY flexible with my pick up and drop off and my puppy comes home excited to be back but also tired and happy! Samantha is awesome, will be leaving my pup with her & partner for 19 days and I feel totally confident they'll have a blast.
My dog Sadie had a great time playing with Waffles and loved running around in Sam's backyard!
Samantha is awesome
It was one of the best places to board Buster since I had him for past 7 years
My boyfriend and I were very happy with the service we received from Samathan and John! They met us for a meet and greet and we were happy to see Waffles was just as energetic as our vizsla was! Also, they were very flexible with picking up and dropping our dog off which was an added bonus as we don't have a car. Samantha also provided daily updates with photos which was a plus for us. Will definitely recommend Samantha!
Samantha was a pleasure from my initial outreach to the time I picked up my dog. I was late dropping her off, but Sam was completely understanding (phew). Her schedule was flexible which was great for drop-off and pick-up. Dolce seemed to get along well with Sam's dog, Waffles. When we got home she was out cold for the rest of the night! Sam sent me a couple of pictures during the one-night stay which was great and put my mind at ease!

I would highly recommend Sam and will absolutely use her again if the need arises.
Samantha is awesome, friendly, and a true dog person. I immediately felt comfortable leaving my dogs with her and equally my dogs didn't hesitate a bit when introduced. Samantha's dog waffles is also a good host and is super athletic with good social skills--and again, my dogs didn't hesitate and jumped right into playing. Our dogs are very active and I was glad to leave them with someone who also enjoys and understands the needs of younger dogs. They had a nice yard for the dogs to play around in and also took them to the park which is less then a block away. They came back very happy and I couldn't have been happier and more appreciative of their care.
Sam and John were amazing hosts! They watched Grover for two days along with another dog as well as their own dog, Waffles. It seemed like Grover had a blast playing with other pups and Sam send me several pictures. They were super flexible with pick up and drop off times. They live right by a huge park, great for playing and running. I would highly recommend Sam and John to watch your pup!
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