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Gabriella G.

60 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

About Gabriella

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I grew up with dogs, my father I were breeding dogs since I was 18. I have a lot of experience with caring for them, training them, administering medications, and birthing. I have a close connection with dogs. I offer a lot of loving, playing, great walks in parks, forests, or trips to a dog-park if appropriate.

I am able to provide exceptional dog-sitting in your home. I will also take very good care of your home as well. References are available.

I have been with DogVacay for almost three years now, and have been having a great experience with the pups, owners and the website as well. I have been able to give a loving and caring environment to all pups, help them to become a better behaving dogs, get along better with other pups. Dogs have been coming back happy and excited to be under my care, like this is their second home, or greet me in their own home with love and excitement.

My previous experiences prior DogVacay are:

I have also been helping out my friends when they are on vacation, or any other time as needed, such as caring for my friend's paralyzed doggie from time to time, including all the diaper changes and clean ups that comes with it.

When the puppies are with me we play, spend a lot of time outside with walking, or hanging out in the back yard, there are a lot of calm and reassuring affection. I love dogs and all other animals, they seem to love me very much too.

I can offer a nice bathing if needed, and brushing with a lot of calming affection. I also teach them good behavior and obedience. They get a small treat for doing their job outside, follow prompts, as well as a lot of praise, scratches of the ear, and affectionate massages on the belly, back, legs, and paws.

The pictures are some of the doggies I have been taken care of :)
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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
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Gabriella G.

60 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 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
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 7 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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60 Reviews
Gabriella is wonderful ! She cares for Hazel as much as I do. She is very patient with Hazel, helping with walking issues. She is very prompt,courteous & extremely responsible.
By far our best experience with a dog sitter. Our pups know dog-people and they were immediately comfortable with Gabriella. She took wonderful care of the kids while we were away and kept us updated with texts, e-mails and pictures. Would not consider using anyone else.
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Gabriella is awesome! She took very good care of our dogs and house. We have four dogs that vary different exercise routines and Gabriella attended to each one! We were updated every day with texts and photos! We already have her booked again. Such a great find!
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and using Gabrielle. From start to finish all was terrific. Gabrielle was terrific with understanding what we expected and took excellent care of our dogs. Will definitely use her again.
Gabriella is a very good dog trainer and dog walker. My dog loves her and she teaches my dog how to walk, how to stay and to go to the create. She also send me my dog's pic after walk my dog. I recommend her to my friends who have 3 month old puppies. She is really patient.
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Gabriella was amazing! We came home to happy pets (dog and 3 cats) and a spotless house with no goldilocks syndrome. She was active with our puppy and got her sufficiently pooped daily with walks and adventures. She sent lots of pics and had great stories to tell about her time with Mika. Our dog was very cool and not delirious on our return which tells us she was happy when we were gone and didn't miss us too much! We will be using her from this point forward for our petsitting needs! Highly recommend!
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Gabriella is wonderful. She texts updating me on Hazel throughout her stay. She is able to handle my dog reactive dog which is truly a blessing as not many people will work with a dog with an issue. She is a great find. Hazel is looking forward to her next stay.
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We LOVE Gabriella!! AND so does our little dog, Picard! She is so sweet, and we feel she is very trustworthy! We are very blessed knowing that Picard is left in good hands----she takes care of him as if he were her own! Gabriella is such a wonderful communicator too! She takes the time to send pictures of our dog while we are away as well as always getting back to us PROMPTLY should we text her-----something that we appreciate very much!! She stayed at our house and took care of all the little details of everyday living (mail, garbage, recycling, etc.). Gabriella also made us a delicious Hungarian dish to come to!! We would definitely recommend her as your doggy host!!
The Axsom Family
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Lola had another great time with her sleepover with Gabriella!! She is the best...my dog actually gets sad when they say goodbye!!
Excellent
Gabriella took wonderful care of our dog and our house while we were away. She is very responsible, kind and terrific with our dog (who loves her!) She also kept us informed about our dog during our vacation. We will definitely ask her to dog/house sit for future trips!
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Gabriella was very responsive, timely and great with Jakey. We felt very comfortable leaving our doggy with her.
Best dog mommy for when you are away!
My entire family loves Gabriella. She is just an amazing human being. Our puppy, Winnie is so happy when she is with Gabriella because she is so kind and interactive with her. She cares for Winnie like she is her own baby. We trust Gabriella with Winnie 100% and have complete peace of mind when she is with Gabriella. xo
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Gabriella is so loving -- my dog has the best time with her. She is attentive to all details. She deserves a top 10 rating.
Lila had a fantastic time with Gabriella as usual!
Gabriella is GREAT! She arrives promptly, my dogs love her and she is very careful to follow all my directions especially regarding food and meds! I only wish she was ore available!!!
Gabriella was fantastic, a dog lover and such a warm person! She sent me updates and photos while I was traveling, and when I went to pick up my dog, she and Gabriella were lounging outside on the porch together like best friends. I will definitely be planning overnight stays for my dog with her again!
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One again Gabriella exceeded our expectations. This time we had to leave Sam when he was on medication. Gabriella was attentive to his needs and kept us informed with emails and great photos. We were out of the country and the peace of mind that our "love" our lives was in good hands was very much appreciated.
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Gabriella is the perfect person to stay with our dogs. She really goes the extra mile to make sure they are happy and safe. We left our 2 dogs with her. She followed directions exactly including administering multiple medications to our one dog. When one dog developed vomiting because of a dietary indiscretion Gabriella was on top of it. she changed her schedule to take the dog to the vet hospital and then monitored him closely. We will be leaving our dogs again with her soon!
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Gabriella is a very loving person who made my Havanese feel totally comfortable. Thank you for a nice visit. I will definitely use you again.
Gabriella was a great host for our recent rescue, Ellie. Our dog is very skiddish around new people, environments, and other dogs. But Gabriella handled Ellie so well that we went ahead and booked her for our other vacations. We felt completely at ease knowing our dog was in good hands, and the pictures Gabriella sent us confirmed that Ellie was having a great time. I would highly recommend her!
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Gabriella did a great job watching my two dogs this weekend! I was a little nervous as this was my puppy's first time away from home and she is a very shy dog. Well, my puppy did great and actually didn't want to leave Gabriella's home! Gabriella sent me lots of pics over the weekend and it was clear to see they had a great time together! I also want to add that my older dog has cancer and Gabriella did not hesitate to give her the extra attention she needed. I already booked Gabriella for our next three trips!
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This was my dog, Machado's, first time staying with Gabriella. I was worried that she would be anxious staying with someone new but she lived Gabriella immediately! Gabriella took her for walks, played with her and even took her to the dog park! I will definitely have Machado stay with Gabriella again.
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As our first time housing our two year old mini dachshund we were a little anxious, but Gabriella put us at ease from the first time we spoke. Our dog, Picard, liked her from the start too when we met her a few weeks before our vacation on a meet and greet at her house in Princeton. While we were away on vacation Gabriella sent us pictures of Picard relaxing and playing. He too had his own vacation! One thing in particular I personally liked about Gabriella is that no matter when I contacted her, whether by texting or emailing, she always got back to me immediately---in other words, great customer service!! I would highly recommend Gabriella!!
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Gabriella was great. This was the first time she watched Pepper and she exceeded my expectations. Pepper was happy and healthy when we returned home. She took excellent care of him and provided us wonderful pictures and videos of their playtime (playtime can sometimes be challenging as he is a Great Dane, but she did awesome). Gabriella is also a wonderful house guest! I would definitely recommend Gabriella and plan to ask her to come back during our next vacation.
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Our puppy loved being with Gabriella. It was very hard on the family to leave our new puppy while we went out of town, but Gabriella calmed our nerves and made us feel comfortable in our choice. She sent us regular updates and emails with photos of our puppy. We would definitely like to work with Gabriella again, and look forward to making her apart of our lives! Thank you, Gabriella!
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This was our first time using Gabriella and she was so good with Clementine. She sent us an update with tons of pictures. Clementine can home happy and tired after playing with the other dogs that were staying there as well. We would definitely use her again.
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Gabriella was awesome for us! We were in a pinch and she came through for us by being available to walk our 2 puggles twice. She made us feel good and comfortable during the whole process. Thank you!
I consider Gabriella the dog whisperer. She is incredibly in tune with my dog and any dog, for that matter. Gabriella completely spoils my dog, Bartley, with all kinds of attention while providing the structure and direction that dogs need. Bartley stayed with her for two weeks, and by the end of the two weeks, she had even trained him to be mindful on their walks. Being gone for that long was tough, and Gabriella kept me updated with notes and photos, which was wonderful. I appreciate how highly responsive she is, and I trust her implicitly. Being new to the area, it has been a huge relief to have found someone as warm, caring and responsible as she is to watch my dog. You will have complete peace of mind if you use Gabriella. Your furry family member will be in wonderful hands.
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wonderful pet sitter and person! Louie loved her!
Gabriella was fantastic. She took good care of Pooch and was very understanding when I was held up in traffic and arrived later than I had anticipated.
In December 2014, Gabriella began watching Nixon in her home as opposed to serving as a live-in at my home. Now that Gabriella is no longer a live-in dog sitter, her prices seem quite high to me. However, Gabriella does a great job with Nixon while I am traveling for business. We even call her Auntie Gabriella now. I highly recommend Gabriella.
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Lila had a fantastic time with Gabriella as always! I can always trust Gabriella to take excellent care of her. She has such a way with dogs, and Lila loves her and is always happy to see her. I'm so grateful I found Gabriella through DogVacay!
Once again I cannot recommend Gabriella enough. We were traveling internationally and Gabriella made sure to email us updates and pictures to ease our mind.
I want to thank Gabriella publically for a better than good experience for Sam. Our dog is a very important family member so we were concerned about this new experience with Dog Vacay. We wanted to feel confident that if anyone was allowed to post they would be the best. Finding Gabriella fufilled our needs. She took Sam as if she were his "Nanny" She was helpful in getting us started including a meet and greet. She was warm and loving to Sam. She sent photos while we were on vacation which put our minds as ease (Other than wondering if he would ever want to leave her, LOL) Her residence was very clean and shiney. We highly recommentd Gabriella and look forward to having Sam stay again. Thanks to the Team
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Gabriella obviously loves the dogs she watches. She sent picture updates and kept us informed about how Coco was doing. I like that she is easy to reach via text and email and responds promptly to both.
Gabriella was there for our dog Skylar when she needed her the most. On our second day out of the country, Skylar got a bad laceration after a tree branch in our back yard got caught in her collar after Skylar was put out before bedtime. Gabriella rushed her to the Emergency Animal Hospital 45 minutes away late at night and shuttled her their back and forth a couple times afterwards. Meanwhile, DogVacay's insurance picked up the bill minus the deductible.

You never want to see your dog get hurt, but accidents happen and fortunately Gabriella was there to react quickly and then help nurse her back to health. Gabriella also consistently followed up on how Skylar was doing after we got back. A few months later, you can barely see the scar and Skylar is doing great.

When things are going well it's easy to get good reviews, but Gabriella showed her true worth and deserves a lot of credit. DogVacay and its insurance policy also came up big, and they were very helpful and checked on Skylar's status as well.

I would highly recommend both Gabriella and DogVacay.

Thanks,
Geoff
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Gabriella was great. On our meet and greet visit Coco took right to her calm, loving demeanor. I got an update with pictures almost daily and I could tell how relaxed my dog was with her. I look forward to having her host Coco again in the future.
Gabriella was an amazing dog sitter for our Boxer, Irie! She called us to update on him, sent us pictures, and even tidied up our apartment. We are absolutely thrilled with her and can't wait to book her again.
Gabriella watched my dogs, an eight month golden retriever and a 6 year old yorkshire terrier while I went out of town for the weekend. I have never boarded my dogs and was a little worried about leaving them with a stranger.....with that said, Gabriella was great! She came over to meet them prior to my trip and I could tell she genuinely loves dogs. They seemed to like her right away and when I came home from my trip, they seemed as happy as could be! Gabriella is very professional and a kind person! I highly recommend her for this work!
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Gabriella is absolutely amazing. She's stayed in my house twice looking after my older and mellow bulldog, Mookie. Mookie's very laid back and chill, but he does have some issues with anxiety, and Gabriella has handled these wonderfully. I would trust her with Mookie and my house unequivocally, and I'm so happy to have found her.
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In August 2014, Gabriella watched our dog Nixon.

We set up an initial meet-and-greet beforehand for Gabriella and Nixon to get to know one another, show Gabriella how to make his food and give him his medications. We also got to know each other.

The morning of my flight Gabriella showed up to get our house key and look after Nixon. She spent the night at our place and took great care of him: feeding him, providing his medication, taking him on a lot of walks and tons of belly rubs.

While I was traveling for work, Gabriella would send me pictures of Nixon which was the perfect touch. I strongly recommend Gabriella. She has the sweetest personality and a true love for dogs.
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I can never say enough about how wonderful Gabriella is! PittyPat loves her, and so do I. I never worry about my baby when she is with Gabriella.
We adore Gabriella. I don't think we could've dreamed up a sweeter, more professional, more reliable person to entrust with the care of our dog.

From our first meeting with her it was clear that she has the ability to put both animals and humans at ease. Our dog-- a 9 year-old shepherd mix-- is a sensitive, quiet fellow; Gabriella got down on the floor with him and won him over immediately.

Gabriella stayed in our home for 2 weeks to take care of our dog while we were on the other side of the country to get married. Our minds were completely at ease knowing that Gabriella was in charge at the homestead. We highly, highly recommend her as a caregiver. Thank you so much, Gabriella!
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My baby girl, PittyPat, loves Miss Gabriella! She is so gentle and positive, which is very important with a puppy. PittyPat is always happy to see her, and the long walks help calm down the puppy crazies!
Our beagle Lola became very attached to Gabriella. She stayed at our house and they spent their time on long walks, playing in the yard, and cuddling up on the couch together. Lola searched for Gabriella for several days after we returned from vacation. She really missed her!

Gabriella also watered the plants and brought in the mail. The house was spotless when she left... it was cleaner than when she arrived! The whole experience was wonderful!

Gabriella, Lola loves you and can't wait until next time!
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This was Lila's second stay with Gabriella and it went great as before! This time Gabriella had a couple other dogs with her. My dog has little experience with other dogs but Gabriella is SO good at calming the dogs down and getting them used to each other. Apparently Lila even fell in love with the bulldog! We are so pleased with Gabriella and can't wait to go back.
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We just moved to Princeton and I was very worried about finding someone to take care of our 12 year old dog who is very sick with a heart condition. From our first interaction, I knew Gabriella was just what we were looking for. She didn't have any issues with walking him several times a day (since he is on a water pill), or administering 17 pills a day. I can tell our dog was showered with love during his stay. I am so grateful to Dogvacay for helping us connect with Gabriella - she is absolutely golden and I have already booked our next 2 reservations with her.
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Gabriella, Gabriella is very caring and loving. Snowy enjoyed his stay at Gabriella's. We would certainly consider Gabriella for boarding Snowy on our next vacation. Thank You Gabriella!
Gabriella was absolutely wonderful! She kept me posted with pics. She gave Margarita a bath and she looked so pretty when I picked her up. Her house is so welcoming!

I will definately be calling her in the future any time I have to leave Margarita.

I'm happy we found you!
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My puppy had a wonderful time in Gabriella's home and enjoyed lots of love and an exercise walk. Gabriella even taught Daisy some tricks!
I am SO HAPPY I found Gabriella! She was a fantastic dogsitter! This was my first time using her and we will be back next week. Gabriella learned Lila's personality very quickly and took excellent care of her. Lila enjoyed all the comforts of home and received personal attention she never got at a kennel. Gabriella is a lovely person, a true dog lover, and very flexible, which is important to me as my work schedule changes all the time. Lila is now home resting from her overnight adventure and I give Gabriella the highest recommendation.
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Gabriella is AMAZING with dogs and was an absolute perfect fit for our bulldog, Hamilton. We were really nervous to branch out and leave our boy with someone new but we knew when we had our meet-and-greet that she was going to be great. Gabriella has a natural way with animals and was extremely tender and loving which was just what Hammy needed. We already have her lined up for our next 2 vacations and are thrilled to have met her. I am available for a reference if need be...you will not be disappointed with what she has to offer. I am super picky with our sitters and she is hands-down a wonderfully sweet animal lover. Thank you, Gabriella!
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Gabriella was so loving to our two dogs! They felt extremely comfortable in her home.
Gabriella was a great host for our dog. She was very welcoming, has a lovely place, and helped make Ernest feel right at home! We would strongly recommend Gabriella for your DogVacay stay!
Gabriella was great! She's warm and kind, and she took good care of Snowflake. When we first arrived for a meet and greet, Snowflake immediately went exploring in her house. This is a good sign, because usually, she hangs back and clings to me. When I picked her up today, it was clear by her behavior that that Snowflake really liked Gabriella.
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Gabriella was great with our dogs. They can be a little rambunctious and she still managed to handle them well on walks and a trip to the dog park. She took great care of them and gave them plenty of attention and exercise. They came back happy and tuckered out from a fun weekend.
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