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Sara W.

32 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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

Sara's Resident Pets

Alaskan Malamute
5 yr 0 mo old

Sara's House

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

About Sara

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello and welcome!

My partner David and I have been dog owners for 8 years, and I have loved dogs all my life! I enjoyed caring for my friends' pets growing up, and have volunteered at the humane society on and off throughout the years.

Currently, we have our own wonderful pup, Effie, a 5 year old Malamute/Shepherd mix. She is a big girl who loves to run and play before settling down for a good cuddle on the couch. Effie has proven to be great with other dogs around, acting as a sort of peacekeeper and ensuring that everyone plays nice with gentle authority. Even so, we prefer to do a meet and greet before boarding at your convenience. We just recently lost our other sweet fluffball, so Effie has really been enjoying making new friends.

We own a lovely single-story house in east Boulder with a large dog door and a fenced yard. The dog door exits from the kitchen, which we can close off from the rest of the house with a baby gate, and we also have a spare medium crate, so we are prepared for many situations. If your dog has any special needs, just let us know and we may be able to accommodate. We even have a nice big tub with a hose, so I'd be happy to give your doggy a refreshing bath while they're here! We live near some lovely paths next to the creek for walks and runs. I work from home, so your furry friend will receive lots of attention and cuddles throughout their stay!

We look forward to meeting you and your pup!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Sara W.

32 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sara's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sara's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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32 Reviews
Sara was a great host and our dog seemed happy and tired after a weekend with her and her guests. We appreciated the daily updates!
Sara was fabulous with my puppy, Sweetie! I highly recommend her. Sara is considerate and responsive and knowledgeable - and took great care of Sweetie.
Nikko loved being at Sara's. She is only 4 months so we were a little worried about how she would do with the older and bigger dog, but she loved it. Sara send photos and texts to let us know how she was doing. It was a great experience for all of us. THANKS!
Sarah was very flexible with our nervous little girl. When the first day didn't go so well (not her fault, just a nervous dog), she came over for an hour in the evening in an ice storm, to re-establish rapport! After that, they were on their way as walker and walkee. We really appreciated the time she took to get to know our Coco!
Sara is a lifesaver. She couldn't have been more accommodating when it came to watching my dog for me last minute. Knowing that he was in great hands, and would have plenty of fun with Sara's dog, put my mind at ease. Sara, thank you again for all of your help.
Bernie was exhausted, falling asleep seconds after getting in the car. I'm sure he played hard and had a wonderful time.
Sara was very pleasant and sent a couple of photos of Sparkles during the day. She gave Sparkles a bath and I appreciated that. Sparkles was very tired when she got home. I might just do a half day in the future if that is possible. It is good to know that Sparkles was in safe hands.
Sara was terrific on the first day with my 8 month old pup. Her dog Effy played with my Berkeley in the yard and in the house, and then Sara took them both for a walk - and Berkeley slept really well that night! Sara sent me updates and photos - and was very sweet and gentle. I'll definitely keep using her for playdates and overnight stays!
This was actually an extension (my dog stayed longer than originally anticipated) stay with Sara. My dog and I both really appreciate Sara. Her good care, her updates (I received texts, pics and and a video), and her flexibility were all great. In short, Sara is an awesome sitter.
Sara was awesome! I dropped off my dog and could tell Sara was well prepared for my dog's stay. She had a lot of toys and areas for the dog to roam in her house. There's also a great backyard (fenced), and her own dog Effie is SO CUTE and friendly. I received daily updates and photos and even a video. Sara was wonderful and we decided to extend our vacation without any concerns for my dog. Sara was flexible with her schedule to allow for the extra time. All around fantastic job.
It was reassuring to bring our two dogs to a dog-friendly home, where they could play with other dogs, go in and out at will and be happy.

Sara was amazing. We brought our dogs to her house for a pre-stay visit. We could tell she was an animal person. While we were away for a week, she sent us photos of our dogs every day. So, we knew what they were doing and where they slept.

We will leave our animals with her again and recommend her services to anyone.
Sara is very responsive on DogVacay, and took excellent care of our puppy! She even sent updates and photos of him throughout the day, and he came home happy and exhausted.
Our dog, Murphy, has stayed with Sara several times and is super happy there. We were not sure he even wanted to come home last time!
Sara agreed to walk our 12 year old lab last minute over the holidays which was a huge help and relief for us! Our dog, Oakley, loved walking and running with her, he warmed up to her very quickly! Sara also agreed to pick Oakley up at my Mom's house and was always prompt and very reliable! We will definitely use Sara again to watch Oakley!
Sara was great! She welcomed Reese right into her home and her pup Effie is adorable. The two dogs got along really well and Sara made sure to send me updates (and pictures) throughout the day. I felt totally at ease knowing my little guy was in such good hands. Will definitely be requesting to book her again!
Sara hosted Mikey for 7 days during my travels. I felt really comfortable leaving Mikey in Sara's care. It was apparent during our meet & great that Sara was a caring soul. During the stay I got a picture with an update, every single day. Sara welcomed Mikey as if he was part of her family. I am traveling next month and booking Mikey's vacay with Sara!
I know if Mikey could, he would say "you did great mama, when you chose Sara".
Very grateful to have found her!
Daycare went great today. We will be back for a longer stay in a few days.
Sara and Effie can always be trusted to take great care of our pup while we're away! Sara sends photo updates, makes sure he's active, and her yard provides a great place for running around.
My partner and I were very nervous to leave our puppy Felex for the first time but Sara made it all better! Knowing Sara's love for dogs I was confident that my puppy will get the extra attention and affection that he needed being away from us for the first time, and he did. However, Sara went above and beyond even that and took care also of my partner's and my separation anxiety. :) Every day she sent us updates and pictures of Felex and her dog happily playing, hiking and having great old time. What could be better?! Sara is awesome, seek no further for a perfect doggy sitter.
Sara was wonderful! Murphy had a great time. He loved the walks and the run. We enjoyed the pictures and the updates. We would definitely book with Sara again.
Cricket loved her stay with Sara and returned home at the end of each of her play dates, relaxed. Sara was super friendly and easily adapted to our drop off an collection times. Cricket played for three day time visits while construction workers were in our home. Sara took us at the last minute and again, added a final day, in the final hour. Thanks Sara. So glad you were available. We can't wait to play again soon!
First visit went great!
Sara is absolutely the BEST!

Our 9-month old lab mix stayed with Sara recently for a week while we were out of town and we could not have been more pleased! Sara is simply awesome! She took incredible care of Kona, taking her on daily jogs, playing with her, and providing us with daily photos and updates of how Kona was doing and what they did that day (HUGE bonus!! Thank you!).

We feel like Sara treated Kona as her own. She was very careful in how Kona was introduced both to Effie (Sara's beautiful dog) and other guests -to make sure that it went smoothly and help them all have a good experience. Kona was also able to bring and sleep in her own kennel, eat her own food, and have her favorite toys with her, too. As a result, Kona clearly was able to settle in quickly and had a great time.

We will *absolutely* book Kona to stay with Sara next time (every time) that we go out of town!
Gemma ( 6-month old Great Dane puppy) had a WONDERFUL time with Sara and her dog, Effie! Sara sent pictures and updates through out the day so I could see what they were doing and how they got along. Gemma got to play with other dogs and go for a jog and even play in the creek. She had a blast! Can't wait for her to go back and make more friends ;)
Sara was an amazing host!
She was SUPER prompt and responsive and flexible and helpful with my pick up and drop off requests. It was our first time away from our dog Lily, and she made us feel very comfortable. Lily had a great time playing with her (adorable) pup, and got to go on a lot of walks and runs which she also loves! We will definitely love to opportunity to have Sara help us again!
Mac's stay with Sara was great. She sent me a picture to show he had settled down and was a happy boy. Thank you for keeping him happy, safe and comfortable for the day.
This was a HUGE improvement over boarding! Sara is very communicative and accommodating, and Effie is a very sweet dog. Instead of feeling guilty for leaving my pup with them, I can tell that it was more of a treat. I will definitely book with Sara again.
Sara was wonderful to deal with--very responsive and organized. She updated me on how the dogs were doing. I could tell both dogs had a great time and enjoyed lots of exercise and attention.
Sara was a wonderful host! She sent me pictures and updates of my dogs when we were away. Her dog, Effie, is a sweetheart and my dogs loved making a new friend. There house is perfect for dogs: fenced backyard, doggie door, large living room with dog beds. It was an overwhelming positive and stress free experience. I will definitely trust Sara to take care of my fur babies again for our next vacation!
Maz had a great vacay with Sara! She was very responsive, flexible, sent us frequent updates and was easy to work with. We could tell that she takes great pride in dog sitting and makes sure the dogs stay active. We highly recommend Sara and will definitely book her again.
Sara and her adorable dog, Effie, took such fantastic care of my pooch. Sent me several photos and updates, and took her on runs with her and let her swim. I will definitely let Portia stay with her again when I next travel.
Portia came back home a happy and content pup.
Thank you Sara!
Sara responded quickly, was pleasant on email and in person. Wiley seemed fine and happy when I picked him up. Would use Sara again.
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