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Stephanie H.

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19 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Stephanie's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
10 yr 4 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Stephanie's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Stephanie

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have experience with dogs of all ages and love having them around. I've been pet sitting through Dog Vacay for several years. My four children love animals of all types and would love to play with your pooch! We have a huge yard and family home that will be perfect for your pet. I’m conveniently located in a pet friendly neighborhood on a mile long wooded street that is perfect for dog walks in Alexandria near Old Town, Shirlington and I-395.

I work on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday but am home by 3pm. I telecommute on Wednesdays and Fridays. Weekends, Afternoons and evenings are spent at home so there is tons of play time. I walk our dog at least twice a day in our friendly neighborhood. There are lots of other dog friends around if your pet is social.

Please bring your dog's food and bowls with instructions on amounts and frequency of feeding. Also, bring your dogs bed or sleeping things and any toys or treats you like.When you make your reservation please be sure to mention anything important I should know during your dog's stay. We want to make sure he or she is as happy and comfortable as possible.

Our dog, Potts, loves company! We hope your pet will join us in our Pooch Paradise!

I love cats and offer cat sitting as well as dog sitting!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Stephanie H.

Online Now!
19 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 2, 2017


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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephanie's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Stephanie's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
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19 Reviews
Another great stay for my dog Cori with Stephanie. She loves it there and is always so happy and calm when I come to pick her up.
Stephanie was fantastic! She took my kitty in for three weeks at the last minute when I traveled. Stephanie and her family made a home for my little friend and I didn't have to worry about a thing, I knew she was in great hands. Highly recommended!
Stephanie and her family were great hosts for my pup! I didn't have to worry one second about him while I was out of town for 6 days. She sent adorable pictures and I know he had a great time! He slept like a baby for days afterwards!
Stephanie and her family were awesome hosts to our energetic pup! The house was big, with lots of great outdoor space, plus a nearby creek where she took the dog to walk and play. She sent photos throughout the week-long stay, which we really appreciated - it was our first time leaving our puppy with someone else, so the updates gave us peace of mind. The fact that she works from home a lot of the time was also a big plus - we were glad Harper wasn't left sitting by herself for hours every day. She must have gotten a lot of play and attention, because when we got her home, she slept like a baby!
Very friendly family & great environment for my dog, who seems to have had a great time there. Stephanie was very responsive and accommodating - I highly recommend her and I will definitely look her up for any future DogVacay stays!
Stephanie took wonderful care of our beagle and was very kind in answering all of our questions before hand as well as sharing some pictures of his stay.
Our dog had a wonderful stay with Stephanie. She was flexible and responsive and we loved knowing we were leaving our dog in good hands!
Kirby had another great stay with Stephanie
Stephanie took great care of our 3 year old Golden, Reagan while we were out of town! We got plenty of pictures throughout our trip, and it was great to know that Reagan was getting the same love from Stephanie's family that she gets from ours. Reagan was happy and so were we. Definitely recommend Stephanie.
Stephanie and her family took great care of my pug, Ellie. I received text and photo updates while I was out of town. It's nice to know Ellie received the same love and care that she gets at home with me.
Fantastic!!!! Oscar has a new home from home... Stephanie and her family were amazing: caring, attentive and very patient with some early stomach issues. I can't recommend highly enough and hope this is the first of many visits.
Another great stay with Stephanie! Thanks again!
Stephanie took great care of my dog. I strongly recommend her!
I certainly recommend Stephanie! She took great care of my labrador.
Stephanie was a great host to our 2 dogs - a senior and a 1 year old puppy. She was very easy to communicate with. Her big, fenced in back yard was awesome for our dogs. I hadn't thought to ask how many other dogs she'd been planning to board in addition to ours and her own dog and it turned out that she boarded 2 others, but they all got along and I'm sure the additional company helped to keep our younger dog exhausted!
Stephanie is amazing as a host! She sent multiple pictures that were clear proof of Jack's time with her - and I know he had a blast. She let us know how he was each day of the reservation, and we got a full report when we picked him up. Stephanie was flexible with drop off and pick up times, and was incredibly personable. I know Jack was well taken care of, and we will definitely be using her again!
Stephanie took great care of Kirby during my wedding weekend. I had forgot to bring Kirbys food and Stephanie saved the day by offering to buy Kirbys food. Her dog Potts gets along great with Kirby and we didn't have to worry about keeping them separate. I'll definitely have Kirby stay with Stephanie again.
Stephanie was an awesome host! She listened to our requests for care of our dog, and was great in fulfilling them. She took good care of our pup and made him feel at home in her home. Emerson also had a great time playing with her dog Potts! She sent us regular updates and lots of photos. Happy to have connected with Stephanie, we'll use her again for sure!
Stephanie is a great sitter! She took care of my dog last minute and she's very pleasant to work with. Charly adapted to his new surroundings right away and I could tell he was very happy based on the pics I received. I will definitely leave Charly with her again - thanks Stephanie!
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