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Leeanne S.

47 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Leeanne's Resident Pets

Rat Terrier
7 yr 6 mo old

Leeanne's House

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

About Leeanne

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
"One dog visitor at a time" is my motto, which allows me to give personalized attention to your pup. He/She will be part of the family while in my home.

Telecommuting allows me to be home during the work day, so your pup will get loads of attention. My small terrier-mix likes to stay active, so long walks and playtime are a must in this house.

Dog guests will get as much love and exercise as they want, and plenty of comfy space to nap.

My yard is large and fenced in, like my own personal dog park! If your dog enjoys socializing with more dogs, I also live near the Northgate and Downtown dog parks. On weekends, we sometimes do a hike at Duke Forest, Eno River, or another nearby trail. Or we hang out in my yard, play fetch, or just enjoy the sunshine.

While you are away, I will keep you updated on how your dog is doing and can email or text you photos of our adventures.

I have been caring for dogs for over 20 years and have worked for an animal advocacy group for 10 years. I have experience with all types of dogs from small and energetic to large and elderly.

I only accept one dog guest at a time, no exceptions. This helps ensure that your pup gets the attention they deserve.

If you have any questions please let me know. Special requests or needs can likely be accommodated; I can customize doggie care services and pricing as needed.

A few brief items to note:

-I am unable to accommodate dogs who are not yet fully house-trained.
-I keep my profile calendar as up to date as possible so feel free to check it out to see if your dates are available.
-the nightly fee covers roughly 24 hours each, if you need to lengthen that on either side of your reservation, we can arrange that for a small extra fee.
-New clients: Please plan to schedule an official Meet and Greet before your reservation to be sure we are a good fit for each other (humans and dogs alike :)
- I do not provide doggie daycare in my home, my services focus on overnight boarding.

Thank you! I look forward to meeting you and your pup!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Leeanne S.

47 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
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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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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Leeanne's Home
$27 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
47 Reviews
She was great; no protest poop the next day indicating my dog found her acceptable. He was more mellow than I have ever seen him. Apparently, behaved himself when with her. What is not to like?
Ollie always has a wonderful time with Leeanne and Jax. They are both so welcoming and comforting to him. I can always tell he is happy when he comes home. And he loves Leeanne because she is so sweet to him. I know he is always well exercised and well rested when he comes home. It is great peace of mind while we are away. I also appreciate the communication regarding how Ollie is doing and the sweet pictures she gets of him! Thank you, Leeanne and Jax!
Luke absolutely LOVED his time with Leeanne! He darted around her fenced in back yard to his hearts
delight chasing squirrels and even an elusive
bunny! He also had some much needed cuddle/rest time. Leeanne has a lovely manner with a cute sense of humor and I enjoyed talking to and communicating with her which made the experience even easier and better. Luke will be back for sure.
I can't say enough great things about Leeanne! Our dog, Scout, had an awesome stay with her and came home happy and healthy. She got to go on walks and run around the big, shady yard with Leeanne's cutie, Jax. We also got regular updates and photos of Scout happily laying around the house. Overall, Leeanne is friendly, easy to work with, and clearly loves hanging out with animals. We will definitely use her in the future. Highly recommend!
Leeanne did a great job taking care of our two pups over a long weekend. One of our dogs is reactive, so we weren't certain how everyone would get along. Leanne welcomed us for a meet-and-greet in advance and took the time with us to make sure our dogs got to meet her terrier Jax and get comfortable with each other. Thankfully they hit it off!

Our dogs had a great time enjoying Leeanne's large fenced yard and playing with her dog over the weekend. Leeanne was very professional and responsive, we'll definitely be back!
Kia had an amazing time usually when we bored her at a kennel she is sad and has behavioral problems when we pick her up this time she has been happy and went right back to the pace of things at home Leeanne was more than we expected with pictures and updates daily we couldn't have asked for more will definitely book again.
Leeanne is a regular sitter to Ollie. We feel so comfortable leaving him with her because we know he receives such loving and compassionate care. She is flexible with drop off and pick up times and we love that she only takes in one dog at a time. The only downside is that she so awesome that she tends to book up fast! ;-)
Great communication, super friendly, nice yard, and wonderful updates.
Leeanne, as always, was wonderful. Highly recommended.
Leanne was fabulous. Our senior dog Shelby is very shy, but she warmed right up to Leanne. Leanne followed up regularly with updates and pictures. Shelby appeared to be very happy staying with Leanne and Jax, she even ate her meals which I s rare when she is in a new setting. We will definitely book with Leanne for future vacays.
Leeanne is awesome! Highly recommended!
Cocoa had a great overnight with Leeanne! Leeanne was very welcoming and flexible and made sure Cocoa got plenty of exercise- will certainly book again!
Leeanne was a superlative host for Poli. He's an older dog and very set in his routines. Leeanne accommodated these and made Poli feel right at home while we were away. We looked forward each night to the daily updates and photos she provided.
We also greatly appreciated Leeanne's extra care that Poli unexpectedly required during his stay.
We will most certainly look to Leeanne for our future dog setting needs.
Leeanne was amazing. Baby had such a great time. She loved her vacation with Jax and Leeanne. It was such a blessing to have her watch Baby. I wouldn't choose anybody else now as I feel spoiled with her hospitality. My heart was at ease while away and Leeanne text daily with updates and pictures. Thanks so much Leeanne. Baby loves you to pieces and can't wait to come visit again. You are the BEST. Highly recommend Leeanne as your sitter.
Leeanne was a wonderful host/sitter to Ollie. She was so caring and sweet with him, especially because he needed a little extra love this visit. She was able to successfully give him his medication and accommodate his extra thirst (and bathroom breaks). He was so happy with her, which is important to us because he has a hard time adjusting to places other than home. I know it is because she is so loving and patient with him. I know he gets lots of pets, belly rubs and kisses from her.
Leeanne is the best! She has been watching our dog, buddy for several years and I always know he is very well taken care of. This last time we were out of the country for over 2 weeks and we received pictures and updates throughout this time. Very highly recommended!!
Leeanne was wonderful. I needed someone right away and she came through. She was lovely and took very good care of my Charlie. She even texted me and sent me pictures of Charlie while I was away. I will definitely use her in the future if needed.
Ollie had such a good time with Leeanne and Jax this past week. She provided him comfort during a scary storm and helped him recover fully to enjoy his stay fully. She has a spacious fenced in backyard, where he had a lot of fun exploring. When I picked him up he looked so happy and healthy. I wouldn't hesitate to use Leeanne again. She is the sitter that we like to go to first for Ollie!
Another perfect experience!
Leanne is great with our dog Sammy!
Leeanne is amazing as always!
Beau's stay with Leeanne was what I hoped. He is a high energy dog who needs exercise and attention. She gave him both. The fenced in yard allowed him to be safe as well as exercised.
She also was very considerate about his quirks and my schedule.
Jack loves his visits with Leeanne! Highly recommended, as always.
Leanne is awesome, Hazel loves her!
This was our dog Sammy's first full day stay with Leanne and Jax. Sammy felt right at home and Leanne provided us with updates and pictures of Sammy during the day. We have already booked future days and know that Sammy will be in good hands.
The best, as always. Thx
The best, as always. Thx
We love Leanne! I fully trust her and Hazel loves being with her and Jax. They are the perfect hosts and make sure Hazel is loved, walked and lots of belly scratches. She is my go-to sitter in Durham.
Jack always has lots of fun with Leeanne and Jax, and Leeanne was very attentive and communicative as usual. Highly recommended.
Betty always has a great time with Leeanne and Jax. Leeanne keeps us updated with adorable pictures everyday and we feel so happy and comfortable leaving Betty in her care. Thank you so much, Leeanne!
Leanne is as amazing as always! Hazel loves going to stay with her and Leanne is so flexible about the hours I drop her off and pick her up. Love her!
Excellent experience with Leeanne, as always
Our dog Toby was so well taken care of for the 10 days that Leeanne had him. Leeanne is very kind and you can tell she loves being around dogs! She sent us a photo everyday - much appreciated!
Leanne is awesome! She and Jax are the perfect hosts for your pet. I love she only takes one dog at a time. She sends as many pictures and updates as you wish. I feel fully comfortable leaving my dog with her.
Leeanne took excellent care of our Buddy. She sent daily pix and an update so we could feel comfortable with being away and were able to fully enjoy our vacation. Buddy came home and got right back to his routines. Buddy would love to go hang out with Leeanne and Jax again. We highly recommend her if you're looking for a pet sitter who will take great care of your pet while you're gone!
Leeanne was a great host to Toby. Toby is a nervous dog and doesn't like to be away from us at all, but he was able to settle right in with Leeanne. She gave him plenty of attention. Usually at a regular commerical kennel, he is so anxious that he will not eat any food while there, but with Leeanne he was able to relax and eat his meals. I think he really loved all his walks and outside time too! I would not hesitate to leave Toby with Leeanne and her dog Jax again. She was really amazing!
Betty had an awesome say with Leeanne and Jax! Everyday we received a cute picture of Betty on her vacay and she returned from Leeanne's house very happy. Leeanne is a warm and wonderful person and she clearly loves animals and takes great care of them. We will be back. Thank you, Leeanne!
Leeanne was great! It was very easy to set up a time for our dog to meet Leeanne and her dog Jax ahead of our vacation, and then the actual weekend was great as well. Leeanne was very flexible with an early drop off time. We loved getting daily updates and pictures. Gil clearly had a good time! We would definitely have Gil stay with Leeanne and Jax again!
Our dog had another great stay with Leeanne. We feel extremely comfortable leaving Jack in her care, and couldn't ask for anything more from a sitter. Highly recommended, as always!
Leeanne is awesome. Buddy was so happy to go back to her house, and just settled right in. It gives me so much peace. Leeanne keeps me appraised of his lounging in the sun and hanging out with her Jack Russell. Buddy gets many walks and is well taken care of.
Jack's stay with Leeanne was perfect as usual. We are very satisfied repeat customers. Highly recommended!
Leeanne was wonderful with my older, Basenji-Chihuahua mix. He tends to be very upset when I leave and often doesn't attach to those who are caring for him; but he really liked Leeanne and the week I was gone went really well. She walked him often and since she works at home, it was perfect for my Buddy. I was at peace knowing he was well. Leeanne was very thoughtful and communicative about what she could provide and followed through with great care and love.
I definitely would recommend Leeanne.
Leeanne is terrific!! She took care of Otis like he was her own. Can't recommend her enough.
We couldn't have asked for anything more of our dog's stay with Leeanne. She clearly loves animals, took great care of him, and was communicative at just the right level (daily updates). She also went WAY above and beyond when a winter storm interrupted our travel plans. We will definitely have our dog stay with Leeanne again. Highly recommended.
Leeanne was easy to schedule with. She even sent me a note while she was watching my pooch to let me know how he was doing, which kept my mind at ease.
Leeanne is FANTASTIC! She was quick to respond to my request for specific availability and ended up taking Otis last minute for a weekend, before the longer upcoming stay. She sent a couple updates w pics via text over the weekend, and i picked a very happy pup today. Thank u Leeanne!
Leeanne is smart, confident and calm. My energetic 5 year old 80 lb. Labradoodle had never been boarded before, but settled right in. When I picked her up after a week, she was happy to see me, but not at all frantic.

Leeanne provided 24/7 care and sent daily text with a picture. She responded to text questions promptly. She was flexible, and able to accommodate a schedule change.

I will definitely call her the next time I have to board my dog.
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