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Denise S.

36 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 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 Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Jack Russell Terrier

Denise's Resident Pets

9 yr 8 mo old
14 yr 9 mo old
9 yr 8 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Denise's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Denise

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
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I am a health care professional, a part time dental hygienist. I consider pet sitting a career as well.
My yard is privacy fenced ( 6' ) completely .
100 % safe and secure.
The neighborhood , Twin Lakes, is safe and secure with many pet friendly residents.
It is important to me to have a clean home, and I enjoy keeping it that way. My house is small , the floors are tile and laminate , so " it's all OK " if there is an accident. I do not get upset, I keep a clean home because I love a clean home :).
I am a compassionate person, educated, intelligent... :), I possess morals and ethics. I do not have drug or alcohol issues. I live alone with my three small dogs and sweet cats.
I give my time to animal welfare . I am very active in our local rescue S.A.F.E. of N.E. Florida,
via fostering and fundraising. Saving dogs and cats from euthanasia, suffering, abuse, neglect....... is my passion.
YOUR pet..... My priority is your furbaby.
I follow your instructions and communicate with you in any manner you wish to let you know your dog(s) are doing well.
I love dogs and truly enjoy "hosting" .
* Please refer to my reviews
All dogs are allowed on the furniture if they wish, I have clean soft plush dog beds throughout the living area , and if they desire they can climb in the human bed at night too.
Sometimes a small breed likes the security of bed if that is what they are used to..
I have crates of various sizes if you ask your pet to be crated at specific times/reasons.
I only accept DOG FRIENDLY , CAT FRIENDLY dogs. I request clean, parasite free, no worms, fleas, ticks etc. * so far none of this has ever been an issue. I am so lucky to have hosted spoiled, loved well cared for babies, A docile, loving, sweet, gentle mannered dog.....age no matter.
(My family showed obedience dogs for 30+ years , my experience with dogs of all breeds is vast )
I accept long term jobs as well as a weekend while you may visit beautiful St. Augustine.
My dogs are current on vaccinations, bordatella and flu vaccine. I suggest you have your dog well inoculated with same several weeks before you plan your visit. I'm a firm believer in the canine flu vaccine ,it saves lives.
My dogs are clean and parasite free and professionally groomed , my point being is outstanding love and care. My dogs are my four legged children and I will treat your pet the exact same.
Please feel free to ask any questions.

*PLEASE NOTE: "$25.00 a night" is an ESTIMATE. I base each quote on an individual hostess basis. In general, longer term vacations ( 3+ weeks) are at lower fee, some short stays are a higher fee. * Very short stays I may price higher, such as 2-4 days. I may raise the fee due to size of dog and exercise requirements. I do not charge extra for giving medications or insulin.
I may charge a LOWER price if you are facing a hardship or severe illness and need care for your pet .I may charge a higher fee if it involves a holiday. I thank you for our understanding. You can always accept or decline my custom quote, and it is always open to discussion. *

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Denise S.

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


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Denise's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Denise's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$20 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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36 Reviews
We could not have been more pleased with the care our doggie received for the week we were away. Denise is an ardent pet lover. She is sincere about providing what her clients ask for. We received updates and pics of our dog. She answered all our questions and concerns with integrity and positive reassurance. We would whole heartedly recommend her to future clients. Thank you Denise for all you do for dogs and dog parents !!
A very dog friendly woman. Has small dogs of her own, so mine who is 5 pounds fit right in. It was a short dog stay, I definitely will use Denise again.
Great location, Denise was wonderful, thank you!
Denise provided a great place for our small furbaby. He had plenty of room to roam and received a lot of attention. He was clean and well cared for while in her care. I'd take our little boy back to Denise anytime!
Denise is amazing. She cares about my dog and is very knowledgeable about caring for anxious dogs and dogs with medical issues. She was great about keeping us updated while we were away.
No issues! Easy in and easy out, would recommend.
My little Brussels Griffin, Zoe, had a great time with Denise. Zoe is a bit needy and nervous and had never been away from home overnight before. Denise was in contact with me daily with updates and my pup came home happy, relaxed and would like to visit with Denise again! I certainly recommend Denise she is caring and reliable! We had a great experience!
It is obvious that Denise is definitely a lover of pets. Her care and devotion of her own cats and dogs was transferred to our dog, Riley, while in her care. I was totally confident that Riley was in good hands, demonstrated by her daily photos of Riley sent by Instant message. I recommend Denise with much enthusiasm.
If you are considering Denise to watch your pets, don't give it a second thought and book her right away . We had the best experience with her !!!
Our adored bulldog would stay with neighbors when we traveled and I had never considered outside help but now, we will ONLY leave her with Denise. She always answered my texts and phone calls right away. During our meet & greet, I realized she is very knowledgeable of animals, their behavior and needs. Our dog warmed up to her immediately. Not to mention she loooooves animals!. We connected right away. Denise sent us pictures and updates on our dog during our time away and when we picked her up, we could tell our pet had been happy and loved and well taken care of.

I know it's a difficult decision to leave our pets behind sometimes, but I am grateful for finding such a pet lover like Denise and I will never leave our dog with anyone else but her ! .
Thank you Denise .
Denise is the most caring sitter possible. Murphy, our miniature Schnauzer loves being at her home. I have never worried about him while under her care. Denise is a wonderful person and caregiver.
Very caring, loving care taker. Very adaptable with giving meds and any special needs.
We had a last minute emergency and needed to put our dogs in boarding for 2 nights, but everywhere was booked solid, then we found Denise online. Within 30 minutes she welcomed our 2 little dogs into her home with her own 4 dogs and cat.
We are so grateful to her for taking such good care of them and will definitely use her again.
Thank you Denise
Denise was great! She loved my little munchkin as much as I do. Pene made friends with one of her dogs and I know she misses her new friends now that she's home. I will definitely keep Denise at the top of my list for next time.
Our Yorkie recently turned 10 and I feel confident Denise takes very good care of him. She has a great background in dog care, fosters pets, and loves and pampers her own fur babies. If this is your first time boarding, after your meet and greet appointment, you will feel your pet is in good hands. Totally pawsome!
Denise took wonderful care of our three dogs. I so appreciate the love and tenderness she showed towards them.I loved getting some pictures and comments texted to us so we knew they were doing well. I finally feel like we can take vacations!
Thank you so much Denise!
We had never left our dog Muttly with a sitter before hiring Denise from DogVacay. We were nervous about leaving him until we met Denise. She is so obviously an animal lover and Muttly seemed comfortable in her home right away. Denise sent us either emails or texts every day, answered all of our messages right away and sent a great video of Muttly playing with other dogs. Sure Muttly was excited to see us when we picked him up but he also gave Denise kisses goodbye. We got back the same happy, healthy loving dog we entrusted to Denise. We feel very lucky to have found such a great sitter for our sweet furface!
Denise is a devoted animal lover! She was caring & thoughtful in every way. Coco was treated like one of Denise's own pets. She even got to sleep in bed with her! No worries! Your "best friend" will enjoy their VaCay! Coco made new friends & so did we! I would highly recommend Denise.
She was very loving & caring and took care of my dog very good.
Poppy had an excellent stay with Denise. Denise definitely has a lot of experience with a variety of dogs and cats. She continues to be active in rescue work. Denise conveyed her time spent with Poppy and their developing relationship in a way that we are certain Poppy received excellent care. Poppy was an abused rescue dog and does not warm up quickly to anyone outside of our home. Denise had no difficulty gaining her trust. There is no comparison between a kennel and a stay in Denise's home. We can recommend Denise to other DogVacay members without any hesitation.
Denise was great! She was flexible with our timing and gave us updates and pictures along the way. Denise took the time to separate the dogs and let ours acclimate to her home and made sure she was comfortable and eased into her new environment. Our dog had lots of play time and came back happy and rested. I would recommend Denise.
She is a very attentive and loving dogsitter. My dog bonded with her and had a lot of fun while at her place. I will use her again.
Our experience leaving our fur babies with Denise was great! She kept us updated on how they were doing and even sent pictures :) I highly recommend her to anyone, such a sweet person. We will definetly go back to her if we're back in the area. thank you Denise :)
This was the first time we left our 9 year old Yorkie with Denise. She is AWESOME! Very caring and loving and she went above and beyond my expectations of the attention she gave to Bentley. Denise has an extensive background on dogs and cats and even fosters until a home is found. She was flexible and worked with us on pickup time which I was so grateful for since we had not seen our pooch for 18 days. I will definitely use Denise's services again in the future.
Denise was simply awesome. from the very beginning she made the whole experience wonderful. She was easy to communicate with and always responded quickly.

Denise is very receptive to being flexible and works hard to accommodate your needs.

Denise lives in a nice neighborhood, her house is clean and she has a nice fenced backyard. She is a real animal lover.

She sends email updates on how your pet is doing and always makes you think she is having lots of fun watching your pet.

Last but not the least her rates are reasonable and I doubt you will find any lower.

In summary, Denise is the total package in pet care, she gives them lots of loving attention and provides a real home environment. She did a wonderful job with our 95# Rhodesian Ridgeback Nyah and our cool cat Pepe Le Pew.

Thanks Denise for taking such loving care of our precious pets.

Russ & Jennifer
Denise was wonderful from first contact and booking through picking our little ones up at the end of their stay. Both Max and Lace acted as if they had a great time during their stay. Highly recommend this service and Denise.
I cannot put in words how happy I am with the care provided by Denise . Wonderful !!!!
This is the first time we left our 2 year old chi with someone else. Being apprehensive, we wanted to ensure she was in good hands. We saw DogVacay advertised and found Denise S in the area where we were staying. She took exceptional care of our baby, knowing that she'd feel displaced. Denise understands the Chihuahua behavior and needs, as she has two of her own. The process (website) was easy to navigate. We will probably rent the same house next year and will definitely contact Denise again. I would highly recommend Denise and . It was a great experience!
Denise was awesome, she did a wonderful job taking care of our dog. She was very helpful and took care of all of our needs and gave our dog a loving home to stay at.
Denise, you are a sweetheart and we are lucky to have found you through Dog Vacay. We were away for a week on vacation, and she has taken care of our King Leopold (Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 120lbs) like her own . She continually kept us updated, text messages w/photo's, messages w/video, phone calls etc. Denise, we can not thank you enough for taking a such great care of our boy. And the best part is you are friendly, knowledgable and you truly care. We will not hesitate to leave King Leo with you again.
Thank you so much.
One could not imagine a better sitter for a beloved pet than Denise. She is as compassionate as she is knowledgeable, and thus very capable when it comes to looking after an older dog such as our Brittany spaniel Stella, who requires daily insulin.

My husband and I took a long-planned three week trip to Europe, and did not worry once. Denise sent us regular updates, with photos of our happy dog. We returned to find Stella full of vitality, healthy, alert and unstressed. It was clear she received all the affection she needed from Denise, along with the excellent health care.
Stella has told us that she would be very happy to return to Denise's home - and her nice fenced in back yard - whenever we next go out of town.
I love Denise and my dogs love Denise. She is so warm and loving to the dogs. I appreciate her being flexible as to the start/end dates of my dogs' stay there. I look forward to having my dogs stay with Denise again and I know that they do, too!
We had a FANTASTIC experience finding Denise through DogVacay. Denise is passionate about dogs and took excellent care of our pomeranian, she even sent pictures and text updates. Her home is bright, clean, pleasant and setup to accommodate dogs. I was so happy to find her and with this experience. I would definitely recommend Denise to my friends/family. Thank you Denise!!
Denise was very friendly and knowledgeable. She gave us frequent updates about our dog Cruiser which was greatly appreciated. I would highly reccomend Denise to anyone in need of boarding their pet.
What a great lady! Denise was so sweet and it is very clear that she loves dogs. Our sheltie Reiley looked so happy and calm when we picked him up! If we need a dog sitter again, Denise will be the first person we call. Thanks so much!
Denise took great care of my 2 dogs while I was vacationing in St. Augustine. Both dogs looked very happy when I picked them up. Denise is dedicated to taking care of dogs and my rescue dog, who I was most concerned about did very well at her house. I would certainly feel comfortable leaving my dogs there again. Denise responded quickly to my texts and I had peace of mind while I enjoyed the weekend with my family. Thanks, Denise for watching my dogs.
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