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Chris S.

36 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Chris's Resident Pets

7 yr 7 mo old
Lolly Pop
Miniature Pinscher
8 yr 7 mo old
Tinker Bell
2 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Chris's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Chris

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband Craig and I offer a friendly and safe home for your furry family member to stay while you vacay. We are a loving family of 7 and enjoy taking care of pets. We have experience with all kinds of dogs from 1 pound to 150 pounds. We also have experience with senior dogs, puppy's and dogs with special needs such as oral medication and injected medication along with special diets. We have a large fenced in back yard for everyone to play in and get plenty of exercise! Our goal is to have your pet as comfortable and as safe as possible so you can enjoy your vacation and they can enjoy their stay with us. Please, we require all dogs over 7 months old to be spayed/neutered.
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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

Chris S.

36 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 9, 2017


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Chris's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
36 Reviews
Great experience. Chris was very flexible with pick-up and drop off times. Simba made new friends, too.
I was extremely happy with my experience with Craig and Chris. I have 2 big dogs and they did great. I will definitely be bringing my dogs back for future visits.
Second time I used Chris and another great visit!
Chris was an amazing host. She made sure all of Charlie's needs were met, including a bed to sleep in.
Chris was amazing! Usually I am a worry wort but when we met Chris she had such a genuine way about her my husband and I enjoyed Christmas knowing our dogs were in good hands! Our two dogs were a little mischievous on their stay and she took it in stride. We are so thankful we found her! She is definitely highly recommended!
I needed to have someone to watch my Pup while we went to my work Christmas party. I downloaded dogvacay app awhile ago just in case. Well my just in case happened. We didn't have anyone to watch the Dog. I went on dogvacay and found Chris and Pooch's Playground. I got immediate responses to my requests. I have kids and my Dog loves kids and Chris has kids also. The Dogs in her pics look very happy and comfortable. The home is very pet friendly also. Chris sent pics of my Dog and that made me feel at ease. Well definitely use them again! Great to know that my Dog will be loved and we'll cared for.
This was the third time we took our Weimaraner to Chris'. We are so happy we have found her! We feel completely confident in leaving Boots. He knows when we are getting close to her house and is crazy excited in the car. Chris communicates very well. We are getting ready to book again.
Chris watched my puppy Peanuts while we were in Ohio. Her family treated Peanuts like she was their own. She even got to sleep in their bed. :)

Chris kept us updated on Peanuts, even sending photos of her to us during our trip. She was so tired when she got home from all the playing she did at Chris'.

If we look for an overnight sitter again, we'll definitely choose Chris first!! :)
5 star Pawsome

Chris was super friendly and our two dogs took to her right away. They stayed with her for about a week. Chris sent us several photos during that time and it was easy to see our pups felt comfortable and relaxed in her home. When I picked up the dogs, while they were obviously happy to see me, you could also tell that they had a good stay and were treated as though they were family.

We are very happy to have found Chris and would highly recommend!
Chris and her family are amazing in every way shape and form!!!!!!!! My littlest knows where she is every time we pull into the neighborhood! Best dogvacay sitter!!!!!
Very warm and friendly home. Chris spoiled my Nola just like I do. Leaving my fur baby behind is always tough while traveling but Chris took my angst away.
Took my two dogs 45 & 50lbs. i decided to use dogvacay and found chris, the dogs came back excited and happy, very happy with the care of the dogs,
Chris responded quickly to my texts and kept us informed about how our dog was doing. I appreciated her flexibility with the pick up time, too.
This was our first time using dogy vacay and our experience couldn't have been more enjoyable. Our lab came home happy and exhausted from all the fun at Chis's house. We will be returning next time we need a pet sitter.
This was our first time boarding Cider over night and we were nervous for our baby. Chris's husband met us (i can't remember his name) and set us at ease and explained what they do and took our information about Cider. We received photo text updates through out the night. About every couple of hours which seemed just about right. Cider seemed to adapted ok but they told us that she kept to her self a lot which was ok. The only complaint we have is that we never actually met Chris! She wasn't there for the drop off or for the pickup. We sure wanted to meet her but everything worked out great anyway so they get 5 stars.
Lizzy had a great time here! It was nice to know that our puppy would get so much one-on-one attention while we were gone. It was clear that she had fun too because she came home and SLEPT AND SLEPT. :)
This is was our fiirst experience boarding our dog. Chris put us at ease immediatelyand was quick to respond to all our questions. Buck took to her quickly. We highly recommend her and will be repeat customers!
Super communication, top notch care. Buster came back exhausted!
Rocco had a great time with Chris and her family. They took such good care of him. He was very happy and getting along with the others dogs. She was great with him. We will be using again !
Chris and her family are so warm and inviting! They treated my 3 fur babies just like family. They were able to entertain and care for each of their different personalities and temperament. I was worry free and was given frequent updates during our long trip. All the fur kids are passed out from having so much fun! I have used a couple other dog sitters on this site and this family is my favorite! Thank ya'll so much!
This was our 2nd time using Chris. We are very happy with the care and concern that was given to our little Charlie (our Yorkie). We definitely be returning in the future. Thank you!!!
Chris is wonderful. It's hard to come up with new words that describe her care. All the reviews I read were spot on. We are so happy to have found her.
I used Chris for the first time this past week for my 3 large pooches. I scheduled a meet and greet with her beforehand for my own comfort as I'm super paranoid about who watches my fur babies. Chris was great and super friendly. My pups stayed with her for 2 nights/3 days. When they got home, they were passed out for the night so I can only imagine they had a lot of fun and exercise. They are very active breeds (husky, German shepherd and a cattle dog) so pooping them out is impressive. I would absolutely use Chris again!
Awesome family and fantastic experience. Bella(our dog), was happy and well taken care of. Highly recommended and we intend to use Chris again.
Our dogs came home to us happy! This is new as they are usually quite withdrawn for several days when we have left them. Thank you Chris!
Chris is great! She has watched our golden doodle twice for at least 4 days at a time and we can tell he has enjoyed his stays at her home. Chris is so friendly and flexible - we're grateful we found her!
My Border Collie Mix had a great time with Chris and her family . We really enjoyed the pictures we received while we were away. It was so nice being able to leave our dog somewhere she would feel at home and not be stressed out. I would bring her back and will soon.
Chris did a great job of caring for my 60 lb pup. She knows how to properly handle multiple dogs and sends pictures of your dog out playing. She was also very accommodating and is a great with communication.
I was out of town for work and by the time I got passed check in at the airport, Chris gave me an update on Paxton's stay and how he was getting along and kept me up to date all week. She was great with him and will definitely use her services again.
Otis had a wonderful time with Chris and her family! They were very welcoming when we dropped him off, which made it easier to leave - knowing he was in good hands. She sent pictures while we were gone and Otis even made his debut on their Facebook page! Overall very pleased with this experience and will definitely be booking with Chris again for Otis' next vacay!
Chris and her family took such good care of my dog! He came home and was wiped out from all the playing he did with her dogs. They took care of him like he was a part of their family and I couldn't have asked for more.
100 % Awesome!! This was my first time leaving Kaira anywhere.I was extremely nervous.Chris set up a meet and greet.He really eased my nervousness.Chris provides a very safe and caring place for your pet.His entire family really seem to love dogs :). We had to extend Kaira's stay and it was not an issue. I would highly recommend Chris for your pets (vacation). I will definitely leave Kaira with Chris and his family on our next vacation.
It was our first time leaving Minaj. We were worried about how she would do. We took Minaj to Chris house and we felt very comfortable. Chris and her family took EXCELLENT care of Minaj. Chris kept in contact with me and sent pictures. Minaj was very happy and so were we. We travel a lot and will DEFINITELY book Chris to puppy sit for us again.
Our Giant Schnauzer couldn't have been in better hands during our trip away from home. Our return trip was delayed due to weather conditions, and Chris stayed in constant communication. She was flexible and accomodating. She extended our dog's stay without hesitation; she even went out of her way to purchase extra food!! Great service and lovely environment! We even came home with a little gift! Chris was amazingly thoughtful!
Excellent care given to our dogs. We have rescue dogs, one in particular that is quite shy with people. They took the time to let him acclimate and sent updates with pictures. The family also told us that they loved our dogs, who does not want to hear that? Very agreeable to our schedule as well, which helps a great deal. We will be using again!!!
We found Chris and her family to have a very friendly environment, with a nice fenced in back yard. We have another stay booked already.
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