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Julie P.

25 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Julie's House

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Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Julie

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Retired in good health
/same residence for 40 years
Good relationship with local vet
History of 42 years with dogs (including Dobermans, Cocker spaniels, Golden retrievers,Australian Shepherds)
24/7 company for your dog's vacay!
One dog at a time for ultimate attention.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Julie P.

25 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 16, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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 Julie's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
25 Reviews
Julie & Brian were absolutely incredible!!! This was the first time I have used Dog Vacay and I was not disappointed. Our dog usually stays with family when we go out of town, we had a death in the family and needed to leave our fur baby in the care of a non family option. My experience with kennels is very negative & usually when I pick up the dog I have weeks of negative behaviors to correct. This experience was the opposite. Julie & Brian treated Vera as their own, in fact, when we picked her up she didn't seem to want to leave. They asked all sorts of questions to be sure that they were familiar with Vera's routine and to be sure she had no stress with her stay (or should I say, so I had no stress about her stay). During such an emotionally difficult time, it was nice to not have to worry about the well being of my precious pet. I will most definitely use Julie & Brian again and I HIGHLY recommend them as a stay for your dog, they are an incredibly welcoming and loving home.

All Our Best,
Laura, Brandon & Vera Wang (Diva Puggy)
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Our dog Lila had the best vacation ever. After meeting them for the first time, we knew Lila would love her stay with them. They truly love dogs and did a wonderful job taking care of Lila. She needs daily medication, and they administered it with ease. She got play time and rest time and was treated as one of the family. We would definitely leave Lila with them again if we ever needed to.
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Thank you Julie and Brian for your great care of our Sam, our pet child, while we were away! He definitely had a great vacation as well.
Julie and Brian were awesome with Pepsi ! He came home happy and almost didn't want to leave them! We are very grateful to have found such a loving and fun place for him to stay....and hope some dates line up for another visit!
Annabelle had a blast with Julie and Brian. I was the worried Mom when we walked out the door but we don't think she missed us at all. What a great experience!
Poppy had a doggone good time staying with Julie, Brian and Jennifer. They took excellent care of her and she felt right at home. Poppy was treated like a member of their family and even got the run of the house. I know she is hoping to have her photo in their album. Poppy will be happy to return for another visit.
Thanks so much,
Karen
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The Porters were wonderful! This was the first time we needed to leave our dog with someone other than family. The Porters became his family instantly! They are relaxed and kind, great dog people. I didn't worry about Toby once.
I don't want to praise Julie and Brian too highly in fear that their schedule will be too booked, and we won't be able to get Ginger in. So don't book them. Seriously, Julie and Brian are very kind and caring hosts. You are not likely to find a better home away from home for your dog-child. They are perfect god(dog) parents for Ginger.
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Another great stay! We feel so lucky we found Julie and Brian. They are the best!
We travel with confidence that Julie is taking good care
Julie & Brian are truly wonderful. They are so caring and attentive, you couldn't ask for anything more out of a host. I am so thankful to have them look after my baby when we're gone. Thank you so much!
I did a pre-visit with Julie and her husband Brian and was very impressed with both of them. I left my dog Beau there for 5 days and knew I had nothing toworry about. Although I thought of Beau everyday I was gone I never worried about him as I knew they loved dogs and he was in great hands. When I picked up Beau they told me about the great time they had with him and he looked very comfortable with them. I would recommend Dog Vacay and especially Julie and Brian. Thank you so much!
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I can't say enough wonderful things about Julie. I love the way Julie and Brian take one dog at a time. I think Daisy loves to have all the attention and she's so very happy spending time with Julie. When we returned from our trip, Daisy looked happy, well cared for, and full of energy. Julie did a fantastic job caring for Daisy, and I highly recommend her.
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Julie is a wonderful, warm, gentle, and loving dog sitter. My Daisy loves going to Julie's house and even though she's happy to return home, I can tell she's sad to leave Julie and her family.
Roy had another great visit with Julie & Brian! I think he might like it at their home better than ours. Thanks again for taking such great care of our boy!!
Once again Sasha had a warm and comfortable visit with her good friends! She loves coming here and if she could talk would probably be asking me over and over again when she could go back!
We have used Julie & Brian several times to look after our dog and each time we are very pleased! Roy loves visiting them and I think he sees their home as his home too! He is very comfortable there and comes home happy. We are so thrilled to have met them and love the fact they are so good with our almost 12 year old and mostly deaf dog.
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Julie and Brian are wonderful! True dog lovers! This was our second stay with them. Both times our labradoodle, Lucky seemed happy and well cared for. When we brought him over for the second stay, he definitely remembered them and greeted them very warmly. This time he required ear drops to be given daily and Julie handled like the pro she is. My mind is at ease when he is under their care.
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Julie and Brian are excellent hosts! My little Daisy couldn't have been happier with them. Julie and Brian made sure to ask what foods and treats she could eat, where she slept, and what other things she was used to. Daisy is very high energy and when I picked her up she was actually tired from all the playing! We are definitely sending Daisy back to Julie and Brian, and I highly recommend them!!
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They were awesome. Our 141/2 year old dog was so happy she turned around and wanted to go back and stay with them rather than getting into the car, and she loves car rides!! They were even able to figure out how to get her take her pills that she hates. I will definitely use them again.
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This is our 2nd stay with Julie and it was just as great as our first visit. Roy loves to stay with Julie's family and comes home happy because he has such a great time with Julie!
Our dog had a great stay with Julie!
Julie & Brian looked after our senior, deaf dog Roy for us for 10 days. We are so pleased with the care that Julie & Brian provided to Roy! He came home to us happy and definitely well-loved. I am pretty sure he did not even miss us! I would not hesitate to recommend them and we will be using them again in the future! Thank you for making our experience so great.
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Our 9 year old Schnauzer stayed with Julie and her family during a weekend trip as a try-out for a longer upcoming trip. After our initial meeting I knew he would be in great hands and would be well taken care of. When I dropped him off for the weekend he seemed to remember where he was and went with Julie without hesitation. And when I picked him up he looked so tired from all of the ball playing they did with him. I am already booking my next stay with this wonderful family and would recommend them highly.
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Julie was fantastic. She, along with husband Brian and daughter Jennifer, took excellent care of Sadie, my Ridgeback rescue. As a rescue, Sadie has many of the issues that come with a difficult past, abandonment being high up on the list. I was concerned about her and, frankly, worried that she'd drive Julie and co nuts. This would be the first time since getting her that she'd been away from my home, and the first time for Julie and her family as DogVacay hosts, as well. But Julie had a calm, confident, reassuring demeanor and knew just how to handle Sadie and her nervous owner. That probably comes from decades spent with dogs and having raised a family in their presence. Still, I left for my Christmas vacation with not a little trepidation.

I needn't have worried. Sadie behaved very well. Julie thoughtfully sent me a picture of her on Christmas, which was great to receive. In the end, Julie and her family were sad to Sadie her go. Sadie appeared well cared for and was calm as she rose to greet me upon my return, a testament to how comfortable she'd been. That was quite unexpected, and I was relieved.

All in all, the experience actually exceeded my best-case expectations. And should it come to it, I can rest assured knowing I have a back-up in her that I can rely on to care for Sadie. Julie gets my highest endorsement--easily.
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