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Christi C.
Alexandria, VA 22303
23 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Christi's Resident Pets

Luna
Boston Terrier
Female
8 yr 5 mo old

Christi's House

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Outdoor area

About Christi

At Pucchi Place we love to have fun! From sniffing new friends to chasing the ball in our FENCED IN YARD to cuddle time before bed, we love every minute of it! We believe in rewarding good behavior, and cuteness, with constant positive reinforcement. Treats and Love (belly rubs, ear scratches and compliments) are a regular occurrence. It’s not uncommon for us to get into a good game of indoor play where we practice our tricks – sit, stay, etc… and laugh at all the antics.

There are dog beds and toys in every room! Plenty to go around. Even the couches and beds are to be shared by humans and pups alike (although, we will enforce whatever home rules you prefer.) Bedtime is the time for everyone to relax and get some good rest from our day. No closed crates, everyone shares – dog beds, human beds and open crates for those who like to den.

When we’re Away:
Our resident pup, Luna, is crate trained, so when the adults are out of the house, she ‘dens-up’ and enjoy her private time and usually a nice nap. Most of our guests do the same. For new guests who have never stayed here before, we work to build up a trust of having full run of the house. We like to have a setup where they can chill out with toys and beds without disrupting the alarm – can’t leave these guys without any monitoring at all! The humans here, like most, work a regular job.

Staying in Touch:
It’s hard to be away from your pup – even for just one night. That’s why we think it's important to stay in touch and share with you the memories that we are making at the playhouse while you’re away. We’ll send you pictures and stories throughout your trip to ease your mind. And you can always reach us just to check-in too!

View more photos or see pictures of your pup during your stay, search for "Pucchi Place" on Facebook.

Nightly Boarding:
We want your pup to have as much attention as they deserve so we have a maximum of two guests at a time, and try to keep this to one “new” family at a time. In rare situations or short overlaps we may take more, but we avoid that whenever possible. We do not have breed or size restrictions, however, for safety reasons we cannot take pups with aggressive behavior. For that reason we require a no charge meet-and-greet at least 24hrs before your pup’s stay. Also, we must verify that your pup is up-to-date on all shots so please come to the meet and greet with your vet records. We do not charge to administer most medications.

Bathtime:
Almost no pup enjoys bathtime, that's why we try to make it as fun as possible with lots of puppy massages and laughter and no rules against shaking off all that water.

Food:
We require that you provide your own food. Switching foods suddenly can upset your pups tummy.

Toys and Blankets:
Yes please! If your pup has a favorite toy or blanket that will remind them of home while you’re away, feel free to bring them along! Keep in mind that because this is an open house, they will probably be shared by the other guests.
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Christi C.
Alexandria, VA 22303
23 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2015

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christi's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Baths
$30 /bath
23 Reviews
Christi took super care of our beloved dog, Jackie, as always. She is very accommodating with our travel times which are sometimes at unusual times. We look forward to Jackie spending time with Christi in early December. Christie also sends us precious pictures when we are traveling.

Marlene and Justin Cadmen
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Auntie Christi's home is our dog, Jackie's, favorite place to Vaca while we are away! Jackie has been vacationing several times per year with Christie for several years. Christi is kind and has a true love for dogs. Thanks Christi for loving our precious Jackie!!!

Marlene and Juatin
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I needed a sitter last minute, and Christi was recommended to me from my "usual" DogVacay sitter who was booked up for the weekend. Christi was very flexible and willing to work with my schedule, and I immediately felt comfortable leaving my dog with her due to the great things I heard about her from the site and the other sitter. She has a great backyard and a totally dog-friendly house, and my dog felt right at home as soon as we walked in! I will definitely be asking her to look after Barney again. Thank you, Christi and Luna!
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Christi is AWESOME! My pup is very old and set in his ways. She loves on him and accepts his quirks (even the 5am wake-ups not because he wants to go out but because he's part beagle and his stomach is his alarm clock...) I trust her with my dog.
AS always, she is amazing. Haagen comes home happy and energized.
Christi was a great dog host. We felt very comfortable leaving Isis with Christi and her two dogs Orion and Luna. Isis had a great time playing all weekend long! I liked how Christi kept us updated with pictures of what Isis was up to while we were away. I would definitely use Christi again.
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As always, she does a great job!
This is the second time we have had our dog, Jackie, stay with Christi. We felt so secure knowing she was in loving good hands while we vacationed in the Rocky Mountains for a week. Christi kept us up to date with precious pictures. I am a "Nervous Nelly" anytime I leave Jackie.. however, it is a grand relief knowing she is in loving hands until our return. Christie is a true animal lover.
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Christi was amazing with my little man!!! He's 14 and having to board him a lot this past few months have been rough....this was my first time with Christi and coming back to pick him up with a smile on his face as he was chillin on the couch waiting for me.....made this girl one Happy Owner!!!
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Christi and her pups are great hosts. We did a meet and greet at her house so everyone could check each other out. I got photo updates while I was away and had a lot of confidence in Christi's responsibility and kindness. Bob has stayed multiple times and she is the first on my list for future visits.
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Our Cocker was a little anxious about the stay but she did a great job in making him comfortable and feel safe while still keeping him included in the activities of the house. Christi is awesome!
Christi was the best! When I picked Carmen up she was happy and adjusted...no weird separation anxiety, even though it was the first time I left her. That tells me that she got lots of love and attention from Christi. Carmen stayed for 10 nights and Christi sent me updates and photos periodically to keep me at ease while on vacation. She was a wonderful host. She even got Carmen to eat by using her expert tricks, which I can't even always do! I would definitely use Christi again! She definitely has a lot of dog expertise and appears to really love dogs. It helps knowing your dog is in good hands :)
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Just when I was planning my next little vacation for our dog, Jackie, I realized I had not written a review for Jackie's previous visit with Christie and her pooches. Jackie had a grand time! Christie kept us updated on Jackie's stay on a daily basis, not only with words, but precious pictures also. I inherited Jackie from my Father. One of the last things my Father said was "Take care of my best friend when I gone". Christie has confirmed that Jackie is taken carè of and loved even when I am away!! I am sure my Father is smiling down with gratefulness!
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Christi takes excellent care of Bob. He gets along with her dogs and other visitors and I get photo updates of his antics and behavior.
Christi is accommodating with dropoff and pickup times. Bob has stayed with her three times. Highly recommend.
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Yet again I am more than impressed with the results! I have a 13 year old dog who rarely gets off his bed unless food or treats are involved, yet he loves to play with her dogs.. This is the second time I have used Christi and the second time I have picked up Haagen Dazs to find him happy and sad to leave his two puppy pals behind. She send pictures and updates frequently. I highly recommend her.
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Mille had a great time at Christi's house playing with her two dogs Luna and Orion. Christi sent me plenty of pictures to show me that Millie was doing well and having a good time. I would definitely send Millie back to Christi's again.
I didn't realize that I hadn't completed this review, so it is a little late in the making... Christi was a great host for Amira. I was a little last-minute with my booking, but Christi was very accommodating. We had a brief meet-and-greet before Amira's stay, so that we could ensure there would be no problems with all of the dogs getting along. Everything went great, and Christi sent emails with pictures during Amira's stay, and kept me updated on how things were going. Amira had a great time during her stay, and I would definitely recommend Christi to others looking for a dog-sitter.
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Our chihuahua-mix Coconut had a WONDERFUL time at Christi's over Christmas. While she was there Christi emailed us frequently about Coconut's status, who her doggy friend of the day was and put a plethora of photos on Facebook. There were even a few of the dogs in Christmas outfits. I wouldn't hesitate to use Pucchi Place again, it was a wonderful experience all around!!
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Christi is wonderful. We left our boxer Brody with Christi for an extended stay during the holidays and we could not have been happier with the experience. Christi sent us regular photos and updates--we were confident Brody was in good hands.

We will certainly call on Christi's services again--Brody really seemed to enjoy himself and we were very happy with Christi's thoroughness and care.
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She was so great with keeping in touch to let me know how my dog was doing. My puppy normally does not eat or play while I am away, but did both in her care. I will definitely use her services again.
This is the second time Oscar has stayed with Christi and I couldn't be more pleased. He is always very happy with her other dogs and is sad to go when I pick him up. Christi is very flexible with my schedule and very responsive when last minute travel plans come up.
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Another great stay for Bowdy at Christi's! He was very happy the whole time!
Bowdy had such a wonderful time with Christi and her two pups! He came back exhausted from having so much fun! Christi kept me updated every day with pictures and texts and was very attentive. I'm keeping Bowdy with her again in a few days, he'll be so excited to return!
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