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Shakia H.

25 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Shakia's Resident Pets

Russy
Mixed
Male
3 yr 11 mo old

Shakia's Apartment

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Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Shakia

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
ONLY ACCEPT DOGS UNDER 25lbs
IN MY HOME. HOWEVER, I WILL ACCEPT LARGE DOGS BUT I WILL HAVE TO OFFER MY SERVICE IN YOUR HOME. ($30) UNLESS YOUR DOG IS COMFORTABLE WITH A SMALL APARTMENT. A MEET AND GREET IS REQUIRED FOR LARGE DOGS STAYING IN MY HOME.

First and foremost, I'm an animal lover.
I have natural animal magnetism.
I'm caring, loving, intelligent, respectful, reliable, trustworthy, bubbly, neat, funny...

Your dog(s) and I:
I aim to keep your dog as happy and as comfortable as possible while you're away.
Your dog will be spoiled in a good way, with plenty of playtime, exercise, and cuddles.
I can follow particular requests/cater to special needs when it comes to your dog's care.
I can send you daily progress emails with photos and our activities.
I'm used to fulfilling even the "strangest" pet parent requests (such as daily poo reports).
When it comes to grooming, I don't mind brushing or combing
I can bathe your dog(s) if they don't mind being bathed (with the exception of expressing anal glands).
I also know how to brush teeth with both the finger toothbrush, and the long toothbrush, if you have either.

When booking me as your sitter:
To me, pets are equivalent to children.
I am a stay-at-your-home type of sitter.
*This is especially important for those with pets who have separation anxiety issues..
When you book me, your pet(s) get 100% of my attention.

I will be as close to your pet(s) as you want/need me to be while you are away.
Their comfort, happiness, and sanity are important to me.
I'm available for long-term stays when booked in advance.
My rates start at $20 per night


My experience:
I've grown up with various breeds of dogs as pets (ranging from toy breeds to large breeds).

I have been a dog lover all my life. I promise you that when your precious dog boards at my home he/she will feel very comfortable. I have a medium puppy who would love to make a new friend. I do live in a small apartment. But everyday your four legged family member and I will go for an hour exercise a day. We will go to a quiet dog friendly field. I also like to take about 3-4 walks a day for about 15 minutes.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Shakia H.

25 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Pack Promoter
Pack Promoters are active members of the community who promote DogVacay and hosting best practices.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shakia's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
25 Reviews
Even though my dog had never stayed with other dogs or even met Shakia before her stay, I can tell she fell in love with her. I'll definitely book her again in the future!
She is competent, knowledgeable and sensitive. I will definitely use her again.
I have two chihuahuas. and then I'm international student. So I was worried, she make me comfortable. She sent pictures of how our little babies was doing. She was in great care.
Shakia is great with gizmo!! I will definately book her again!
Shakia was great with my girls!! We will definitely use her again!!
Shakia has been an awesome pet sitter. This was the second time I called on her for her help and have also booked again in Sept. 2016. Shes competent and knowledgeable and sensitive, and look forward to working with her again.
Shakia was amazing. She's like the dog whisperer :-) One of my pups is a bit spoiled and doesn't really like too many people and she knew exactly what to do to put her at ease. I loved the daily pictures and videos she sent. That was a nice personal touch that you just don't get from commercial boarding. Her assistant/dog Russy is also cute as a button. She will definitely be my go-to sitter from now on. Don't hesitate to book her!
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I loved getting the daily updates and videos of my pups. I got updates for how they were doing and any outings they were going on. And when I came home I could tell they were well taken care of and loved.
Shakia was very flexible in scheduling our drop off and pick up times for our recent dog vacay stay. Our dog is always in good spirits when he returns to us after a long vacation, so I know Shakia treats him like her own! Thanks Shakia.
Once again, Shakia was great. Super accommodating, and great with our dog. All of her help is truly appreciated. Thank you!
Our dog, Baxter, loves his time with Shakia. She is very accommodating with drop-off and pickup times, and is very easy to get in touch with. Thank you for all of your help.
Shakia was great with our little Duncan. This was the first time for us leaving him with someone. We were in the area for our wedding, but just didn't have the time to have him with us during that time. Shakia really eased our minds and sent us some updates, which allowed us to focus on our wedding rather than worry if he was okay. If we are back in the area and need a sitter for him, we will be using Shakia!
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Shakia was really great with our dog, Baxter. She sent pictures and video to us while we were away of Baxter playing and sleeping. She was very accommodating with drop-off and pickup times. We hope to have Baxter stay with her in the future. Thank you!!
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Shakia was an excellent host. She was very accommodating to time of drop off and pick up. She sent me pictures and a video while we were away. I would recommend Shakia wholeheartedly!
I have left my dog with Shakia several times. She is very flexible and easy to work with. I can't say enough how much I appreciate having someone reliable like her for when I need to leave my dog with someone.
I've left Onyx with Shakia and Russie several times and never have any complaints!
Highly recommend Shakia!!
Accommodating, flexible and definitely makes your pup feel at home.
Left my yorkie with her for a week, and had to extend the stay last min with no trouble!!
First time pup boarded overnight...her super friendly dog made the stay extra welcoming for my short tempered Yorkie
Will definitely book again when in Buffalo
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Shakia is always so accommodating, even with my last minute requests. I love that my puppy is never bored because he has Shakia's dog as a playmate. The backyard is perfect for running around in and my puppy seems very happy after his stays. Shakia sometimes takes the dogs to the dog park which is a welcome addition to the regular dogsitting!
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Shakia is a great dog sitter and I always feel comfortable leaving my puppy, Onyx, in her care! She sometimes sends me videos of Onyx and her dog, Russie, playing together. Thankfully, Onyx always comes home exhausted!! Highly recommend!
Shakia was great with Tessa--understood her idiosyncrasies. All went well and I was very pleased.
Really friendly caretaker. Would recommend anyone to go ahead and leave your best friend with her. She also taught my dog some house manners too! Thank You!!!
Shakia was very responsible and took very good care of our dog. She was very loving with her, and gave her lots of attention and exercise. We will definitely use Shakiaand DogVacay again!
Our dog Ace stayed with Shakia for two nights and had a great time. Shakia responded to messages quickly and sent us photos. He had so much fun, he came home and slept all day! We would definitely use Shakia again!
Shakia was very easy to work with and took very good care of my dog while I was away on a weekend trip. She walked him regularly, sent photos, and has help from a very nice roommate so your dog will get plenty of attention. I highly recommend Shakia if you need someone to watch your dog!
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I had never used dogvacay before. What a great experience. I sent an inquiry and heard back very quickly. We had a last minute travel change in our way to Canada. Shakia was very flexible and easy to deal with. Our dog stayed with Shakia for two nights. A few hours later she was sending us pictures of our dog playing. She even took Mimi to the park. We are very happy with this experience and will be leaving our Mimi with Shakia when we go away next time. Plus her location is really convenient if you are going to Canada.

Thanks for taking good care of Mimi
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