Possum's Puppy Daycare & Sleepovers
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Stephanie E.
Nashville, TN 37214
73 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • 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

English Springer Spaniel
5 yr 1 mo old

Stephanie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Stephanie

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*********To my regular clients********* Possum has partially torn his CCL (Our ACL) We are trying to keep it from tearing all the way in order to avoid an invasive surgery requiring a 6 month recovery. I will be limited in who we can watch at this time . This is why my calendar shows unavailable. Smaller dogs and older quiet dogs are not a problem so message me and I can accommodate you. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes. We value each and every one of you.

*No longer accepting new clients at this time*

We offer our home as a kennel free environment including a large fully double fenced back yard. We play a lot of tug,and fetch. We take afternoon walks down our neighborhood nature trail.
* Convenient to the (BNA) airport.*
As this is no kennel housing there are limited accommodations in my home. The calendar only shows if I have 1 spot left or booked full otherwise it shows as available, therefore if you have multiple dogs please request a meet-n-greet quickly to book.

*I require an initial meeting before caring for your pet.
*Proof of vaccinations required.
*Special needs are not a problem.

Possum enjoys playmates, he is great with all dogs.

References available.
Prior vet tech experience.

The fee is $25 per night per dog I'm very sorry I cannot offer multi dog discounts.

Please check out our Facebook page Possum's Puppy Daycare & Sleepovers for more fun photos.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Stephanie E.
Nashville, TN 37214
73 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 27, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephanie's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
73 Reviews
Stephanie was an amazing host for Sully. She took great care of her and sent me pictures of how Sully was doing. Sully returned happy and tired, signs of a well-spent dog vacay!
I'm redundant because the experience with Stephanie and Possum is always "pawsome!"
Awesome as always!
Awesome sitter, Left our 3 babies with Stephanie for 4 days. When went to pick them up, they didn't want to leave.
It is really a bummer to write this review. Last year I used Stephanie once for my senior dog. I was very happy with her service and my dog seemed relaxed when I picked him up. But this time was so different.

I recently left the same dog and my seven month old puppy with Stephanie and Possum for several days. I let Stephanie know about a concern I had with our puppy pulling at our older dog's fur when we traveled a month before. Our vet said it was stress related. I relayed the information to Stephanie.

When I picked the dogs up, Stephanie was not very kind. She seemed to dislike our puppy and said his behavior was not stress related, but just mean. She said he was a good dog, but that we hadn't set boundaries for him. She instituted a spray bottle punishment for him. This is not such a big deal to me except I know the puppy was already stressed and she never asked me if it was okay or told me he was doing this again. When I reached out to her for updates on the dogs, she would say everything was fine. I was honestly shocked and hurt by the way she talked to me and my seven year old son...apparently kids aren't supposed to let dogs kiss their faces when they haven't seen each other for several days.

I feel that Stephanie did a good job caring for our older dog, but may not be best suited for puppies or pugs. She left me worried about getting a pet sitter in the future. Next time I will look for a new sitter who is a little more nurturing.
There's not much to say that hasn't already been said! Stephanie is an amazing host, kind and loving to your furry friend and very practical and flexible. She plays with your dog and treats them like her own, even lets them sleep in her bedroom. Possum is a great friend for other dogs to play with and hang out with. Jake never hesitates to enter Stephanie's home, he knows he will have fun and be well cared-for and treated like family.
As usual, Stephanie was awesome with my babies. they love going to her home while I'm on vacation and I love not having to worry about them!
I always leave my fur babies with Stephanie when I go out of town. She is so wonderful with them and they love to play Possum. She always sends pictures and I can enjoy myself knowing I have nothing to worry about!
Jack had yet another super stay. I think Stephanie and Possum keep him young, and he's 11-1/2! He still has a hard time deciding whether to stay and be spoiled or come home and be not so spoiled.

Love Stephanie. No one else can watch my dog, so I hope she keeps doing this forever!
Sadie was happy to see us when we picked her up. However, she pouted all the way home because we took her from Stephanie and her doggie pals!
Stephanie and Possum were great hosts for Micah. He really enjoyed his visit which enabled me to relax while away.
Stephanie and Possum are great as always! Will always use them for future needs. Definitely recommend :)
Ms. Asia once again had a great time. As usual Possum was a great host, and I loved the pictures Stephanie sent me. If you don't mind your dog not wanting to come home because the dog is having a great time...this is the place.
Stephanie always goes above and beyond. I spent a lot of the last 3 weeks traveling for work (which is rare).... But was happy to have Stephanie around for a couple of those weeks! My flights home also got canceled and rearranged but she was more than flexible about keeping my little Lexi safe & sound for me until I got back. Stephanie & Possum are the BEST
Stephanie always provides our dog with the best care. We love knowing that we can go away and not worry about our dogs special needs. If you want a knowledgeable caring place to board your pet look no further. If I could I would give more than 5 stars.
Stephanie was fabulous with my babies and took such awesome care of them while I was on vacation. She always sends pictures and keeps me well informed of their antics. I've used Stephanie before and will continue to use her as long as she is available. I never have to worry about a thing when she's watching my babies.
Possum is a great host. Asia had a great time with Possum, and I loved the pictures Stephanie sent me .
Stephanie and Possum are the best!!! Thanks so much.
Jack still has to think about whether he'll come home with us or stay with Stephanie. One of these days I'm sure she'll win. He loves staying there with Possum and being spoiled out of his mind. He enjoys his vacation more than we enjoy ours, and we had a fabulous time!
Jackpot stayed from Jan 15th thru the 24 and loved his visit. Each time we worry that he will decide to stay with Stephanie and Possum and say goodbye to us, and we've had him for 10-1/2 years. Wonderful care for him and peace of mind for us. I've had more worries with babysitters, Stephanie is the greatest.
Stephanie is such a wonderful host! I can't say enough good things about her. Our pup gets a little anxious when we go away and is typically a little shell-shocked when she comes back from staying with other people. This was not the case after she stayed with Stephanie and Possum; she bounced right back after we picked her up and it was as if we'd never left her. Staying at Stephanie's was truly a vacation for our dog. And she's 5 minutes from the airport! Thanks again!
As always, pawsome!
Guinness spent Thanksgiving with Stephanie, Possum and family and he had as always, a wonderful time. Stephanie sent us some great pictures of the gang. Thanks Stephanie.
We dropped thrill off last minute for a one night get away, an as always thriller had a blast! Stephanie sent us a bunch of pictures of her playing in the pool and with other dogs. That always makes our trips less worry some. The best part, she is already tired and sleeping!
Stephanie and Possum are always great! My dog Lexi has been there multiple times & I never have to worry about her; and the best part is she has such a great time she doesn't even want to come home. The picture updates are also a great personal touch :). Definitely recommend!
Stephanie still works her magic. Jack ambled to the car when we picked him up and only got nervous when we had to pass his veterinarian's office on the way home. He has gone from a nervous nellie to a laid back pooch since he has gone to stay with Stephanie and Possum. She's a miracle worker and I'd recommend her to anyone who has a dog that hates to be boarded.
Stephanie is amazing!!! My dogs were so well taken care of ... She treats them like they are her own.. Cannot say enough good things!!
Left my Boston Terrier with Stephanie for 10 days & she took excellent care of her! She was really tired from running/playing that she doesn't get to do much in an apartment. Her backyard is great & safe-lots of room to run! Stephanie would send photo updates to me so I never had to worry about her! Very trustworthy and knows how to properly handle & care for dogs (my girl is a little high maintenance) :) Will be going back to stay with Stephanie & Possum again!
As in the past, Stephanie and Possum took very good care of Chewie, and Chewie had fun. :-)
Stephanie took wonderful care of my big boy Guinness as always! He loves staying with Stephanie, Possum and his other buddies. He jump out of our car and races to the front door every time!!!
As before, it was a wonderful stay for Chewie. He recognized where he was when I dropped him by, and all he wanted to do was go out back and play with Possum. :-)
Stephanie spoils Jack even more than we do. She even handfeeds him when he's snotty! She's a perfect doggie foster parent!
Stephanie and Possum were wonderful hosts. Possum welcomed Mia beautifully, and Stephanie sent me detailed updates about how Mia was doing and about her funny quirks (which I know all too well, but glad to see Stephanie appreciated them too!) I received lots of fun pictures, and I could see that Mia was making herself at home with ease. Thank you, Stephanie and Possum!
Stephanie and Possum are terrific - my Guinness's home away from home!
Stephanie & Possum were very welcoming to Collins. He must have had a great time running around and playing because he slept the whole day when he got home. Thanks for taking such good care of Collins.
Stephanie and Possum welcomed us for a fun meet and greet, and we followed with a 7-night stay for Chewie. Chewie had a great time, and our family enjoyed getting daily photos of Chewie and his new fur friends. It was a "pawsome" experience, and we hope to have Chewie visit with Possum and Stephanie again soon. Thank you for taking such good care Chewie, Stephanie.
We would never have anyone but Stephanie take care of our dog. She treats her like one of the family. It's so nice to go away and know our beloved dog is in such capable and loving hands.
Stephanie is awesome! Oscar had a blast with Possum and the other pups. He did not even want to come home! Highly reccommend Stephanie. She is excellent and sends adorable picture updates! Thanks again!
Stephanie is amazing. Jack really takes a while to decide to come back home with boring old owners. He misses Possum and the rest of his friends and being spoiled rotten. Can't say often enough how wonderful Stepanie is with him, and hope to use her for a very long time!
We are repeat consumers- Stephanie does a great job!
Zoey had a great time at Stephanie & Possums. Stephanie really goes above and beyond, and is wonderful with dogs. We love the pictures she sends & Zoey gets so excited when we pull up to Stephanie's house to drop her off -- her tail starts wagging and she is super happy, so we know she gets treated well and is having fun. Thanks for taking such great care of Zoey!
Stephanie took excellent care of our dog while we were away for over a week. On pick up, Stephanie gave us a container of homemade doggie treats that our dog liked. Very caring.
Stephanie is great! She takes such good care of our dog Zoey, and even sent her back with some special home-baked doggie biscuits as a Christmas present. Our puppy always comes home tired and happy.Great place and highly recommended!
Stephanie is awesome! She takes excellent care of my dogs and they love her huge fenced in yard. She even took incredible Christmas pictures of both of them!!
Love Stephanie, Possum and the fellow campers. Jack has a ball, and we love getting the pictures of him playing. He won't play at the dog park, but Stephanie and Possum get him moving, and at 9-1/2 years, that takes some doing. This is Jack's home away from home. We are so grateful that Possum and Stephanie are able to take care of our boy, and look forward to many more visits.
Love Stephanie and Possum. Highly recommend. Our go to dog care service. She cares for our 3 girls as she does her own beautiful Possum. As a bonus she is an excellent dog photographer - always look forward to seeing the pics she sends!
Our baby girl, Thriller, was only 14 weeks old when we had to leave her to go out of town for a week. I was a nervous wreck and cried the whole first night. Stephanie sent me tons of pictures that night to reassure me and kept me up to date on how she was adjusting. Throughout the week, she sent me so many pictures of Thriller and all her new friends that it made my trip so much more enjoyable. Thriller even learned some training while there with the 'big dogs.' Stephanie was also flexable with our drop off and pick up time, working around our fight schedule. I would 100% recommend Stephanie and Possum to any family and friends!
Stephanie took excellent care of our dog Karma. She is very understanding of dog behavior and I will be bringing Karma to her again when we go out of town.
Guinness had a great stay as always with Stephanie, Possum and a couple of new pals. Stephanie sent great pictures and they are so appreciated. Guinness loves his home away from home!!!
Stephanie was awesome with my babies and they had lots of room to roam around and play in her massive back yard. I received pictures everyday - which was a relief to know they were doing well while I was out of town. She is also conveniently located very close to the airport. I highly recommend Stephanie and Possum!
Stephanie is Jack's guardian angel. I swear that if we leave him much longer he will refuse to come home with us. He used to be a basket case when we picked him up for boarding, and now he just sits there like he's checking to see if he really has to go with us!! I haven't met anyone who is better with all the dogs than she is and we thank God that AARP led us to you and Stephanie!

He is usually a picky eater and she worries about him more than we do, even feeding him by hand when he gets snotty. The only bad thing about telling the truth about her is that one of these days she won't be able to keep Jack because people have found out how super she is.
We decided to give Dog Vacay a try after having a bad experience at a larger kennel. Fonzy (our Labrador) had stayed there once or twice before, but this last time he came back with kennel cough. He also tends to get stressed out from the numerous dogs and all-day barking, so we thought we'd try to find other options.

Dog Vacay seemed like a brilliant idea, but of course like any dog owner we were a little nervous about leaving our dog with a complete stranger. Yet, really, this is what we had done with the kennel. The fact that Stephanie was insured and vetted by Dog Vacay gave some comfort, as did the pictures of her, Possum, and other dogs in their home. Once we did the Meet-n-Greet, we felt very confident that she was the right sitter for us, and that Fonzy and Possum would get along great!

If you meet Stephanie you will know right away that she knows and loves dogs. Between her backyard and system of baby-gates to section the dogs off if needed, she certainly has this dog-sitting thing under control :) Possum is very sweet and is a perfect host dog.

The kennel we used in the past had a web camera where you could see the dogs during the day. Having used Dog Vacay, that now seems very impersonal. The web camera doesn't even compare to Stephanie's still photos of Fonzy running and playing in the yard, hanging out in the living room with the other dogs, or sleeping on the couch. He truly looked like he was enjoying himself.

We certainly will try to use Stephanie in the future and would recommend her (or at least Dog Vacay) to anyone in need of a better dog sitting service.
Stephanie and Possum, treated our Prince like a King! He was one happy dog. And she posted pictures of his visit to prove it.
We were in town for a wedding and needed a one day stay.
We would highly recommend this location for your pet.
Only wish they were in our area in FL, so we could use them again!
This was our first DogVacay experience. Stephanie was great! I looked forward to the daily updates and pics. Bingo really enjoyed playing with Possum. I felt totally at ease knowing Bingo was in good hands. Dealing with animals seems to come naturally for Stephanie and she is serious about providing good care.
Stephanie was fantastic! She emailed me better pictures - so many! - of my foster dog than I have taken at home and was flexible in working with a special request. Her forever dog Possum is an amazing ambassador host and kept my rambunctious pup in line from minute one during the meet and greet while playing the whole time. I have no doubt my boxer foster puppy was well taken care of. Lovely fenced backyard with many attractions and toys just for dogs. Thank you Stephanie and Possum!
Stephanie is amazing, and Possum is such a sweet and friendly dog. It was such a relief to find a safe and loving place for Winston to stay while I am away. I can't thank her enough for helping me with my little man! Winston is looking forward to many more sleepovers with Possum and Stephanie!
Stephanie is an Awesome doggyvac sitter!!!!!!! She took extremely good care of my baby!!!! She also sent multiple pictures to me of my boy which really eased my mind, because he's never stayed away from home before. She kept me well informed about how he was doing!! Thanks so much Stephanie!!!!!! I will definitely use your services again!!!!! I can't say enough how great you are!!!!!!
This is Jack's second visit with Stephanie. He was so relaxed when we picked him up after a 13 day stay. I know he misses Possum and Stephanie, he isn't nearly as clingy as he was when he stayed at other boarding facilities. It is so great to have the pictures and know that he is so very cared for. Stephanie will be taking care of all our dogs, present and future, for all our trips. Can't even start to express how much we and Jack appreciate her caring and happy nature. We've already recommended her to all our friends.
Stephanie was terrific!! I was new to Nashville and had only left my dog with family in the past. She made us feel totally comfortable, and had a great backyard which was Perfect! She was super flexible with pickup and drop offs. She also sent the best pictures of all the dogs playing!! Would definitely recommend as well as use again :)
Stephanie and Possum are fantastic hosts! We are so happy we found them! We were amazed by Stephanie's (and Possum's) hospitality, generosity and kindness. We were really happy with the way Stephanie took care of our dog, both during our vacation and for several play dates during the day. Stephanie kept us informed with texts, pictures and dogvacay messages from the website. Possum even gave up his doggy bed for our dog to sleep in. What a gracious host he is! We can highly recommend Stephanie and Possum to care for your beloved dog. You won't be disappointed:)
We couldn't believe how much Jackpot seemed to enjoy his vacation. Loved the daily pictures, and when we picked him up last evening he was so happy and relaxed. Every other boarding we had a very anxious dog on our hands for a couple of days, and last night he almost didn't want to come home with us. Since he has been boarded a lot in the last 9 years, this was a wonderful change. We are scheduled for another trip later this month, and we are so very thankful we were able to book this time with Stephanie also. Jack is looking forward to many more doggie vacation days with her, and so are we. It's heavenly to not worry about him and we are recommending her to all our friends.
Lady loved her stay with Stephanie, in fact she was sorry to come home cause she had so much fun playing with her new friends. I would highly recommend Stephanie to everyone who would listen!
We had an excellent experience with Stephanie. Ash was well taken care of and barely wanted to leave! We live in Alaska and know nothing about fleas and Stephanie helped us out (with our permission) and treated her while we were away. Thanks again for a great dogvacay!!
Stephanie and Possum were awesome! Our dog had a great time and Stephanie went out of her way to make sure Zoey had a good experience and wasn't too anxious meeting her fellow new roommates :) Her yard is great and she really has a way with dogs. (They listen to her!) We'll never leave our dog in a kennel again! Thanks Stephanie for being so awesome!!
Stephanie provides a fun, safe and clean environment. My goldendoodle Guinness runs to her front door when we get there because he know he will have a fun time. I have complete confidence in the care Guinness receives from Stephanie and Possum.
Stephanie is nothing short of amazing! Possum is wonderful with other dogs. She sent tons of pictures and I picked up two very happy and tired dogs. Would use again in a heartbeat.
Guinness had a great day today and came home happy but pooped from a fun, full day playing with Possum. Loved the play pool too! Thanks Stephanie. See you again soon.
Razor & Jones love going to see Stephanie and Possum!!!!! It is their vacation home! Going back for another play date next week!
WOW!!!! My dogs (Razor & Jones) loved their visit with Possum and Stephanie! They played so hard that they came home and crashed. (Tired Dogs = Happy Owner).
I would give Stephanie 2 paws up for being a great host. I loved the pictures of my 2 playing and having fun. I would never worry about leaving them at Possum's!!! I'm already planning their next visit.
I hope Razor & Jones can stay at Possum's every time I need someone to watch them.
I was very nervous leaving my dog as he had never been boarded prior to this vacation. Stephanie made sure I was comfortable leaving him. She sent us pictures everyday and let us know how he was doing. My only concern was if my dog would want to leave her to go home. He was relaxed and happy when we picked him up. I highly recommend Stephanie and would readily use her again.
Sandra and Sherlock S.
Buddy had a great time at Possum's house! He enjoyed the Pumkin treats and hanging out w/ Possum. I would recommend Stephanie and Possum to anyone!
I really can't say enough good about my dog's vacation with Stephanie E and Possum - I would put 10 stars if I could! The pictures of my Cai and his doggie host, Possum, on their comfy beds are about the cutest thing you could see - a puppy sleepover! Cai got to romp in their fenced yard, go for walks, hang out with Possum and the humans on the couches and watch TV, have treats, and have the run of the house. Our meet and greet got him used to the environment and gave me huge confidence in Stephanie's love for four-legged furry children. Her vet tech experience is a huge bonus too. Cai came home calm and happy - even his slight separation anxiety was effectively handled by his host family. The hardest part was Possum's sad face and whine when his new puppy friend had to leave!
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