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73 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 13 hours
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Pet Requirements

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

ANNIE's Apartment

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Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets


20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I only watch 1 dog at a time and was featured as a "Host Spotlight" on DogVacay :) Instagram at puppiesinmanhattan. '02 UPenn Graduate.

Spa day - walks, clean paws & baths included in boarding fee. Royal treatment on your pup's own little "dogvacay" in my full-service & pet-friendly doorman building.

High paw! Annie L.

P.S. Also featured on Dogvacay's Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook. Thanks Dogvacay! :)

"Would your classy pup want to stay in a luxxe Manhattan apartment when you're out of town?

Check out host Annie L." - Dogvacay



I graduated from UPenn in '02, and I have been living in Manhattan ever since. :) Growing up, I took care of my family's shih-tzu, Cheerio.

I love to take long walks and am very active. Most importantly, I love animals, and I promise to take care of yours, as if he/she were my own.

I also like to think of myself as a mini photo bug, so I will definitely be taking a ton of cute pics.


I am very diligent when it comes to the responsibility (feeding, medicine, even when it comes to wiping/washing paws, baths, grooming, training etc.) Amenities are all a part of his/her stay.

I try to customize the vacay based on the pup's needs, as well as keep the parents updated daily on activities via photos, videos, and emails.

It is important to me for the parents to know how the pup is doing (because I would want to know!). This includes a pre-stay checklist which details what to bring and expect from the stay.

I have experience in training, especially with handling puppies that have separation anxiety and recently took care of a 4 month old for 5 weeks.

If you have any special requests, I am also happy to oblige (I have taught tricks such as paw, sit, heel, and stay as well).


Conveniently located near Grand Central, I live in a pet-friendly/full-service building and am close to many parks, one of which is right across the street.

My apartment is spacious and very clean (shoes off when entering). I also wash all paws for every pup after walks. A clean dog is a happy dog (and a happy Annie!).

For those traveling, I am also en route to the airport (LGA/JFK) as well as close to the train station (Penn/Grand Central) and the bus station (Port Authority).


Note: I tend to book up a bit faster because I try to take in only one dog at a time (unless from the same owner), in which case I will mark "unavailable" on my calendar.

Of course, references are also available upon request. :)

High Paw!

Annie L.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling


73 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 13 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated January 30, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At ANNIE's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
$15 /bath
73 Reviews
Another great stay with Annie. Thanks for taking care of Bailey with such a short notice.
Annie is great. This is Bailey's second stay with Annie and again we got regular updates and pictures which put us at ease right away. Annie is very understanding and accommodating on the pickup/drop off times.
Annie is awesome. We were out of town for 3 weeks and Annie took great care of our Bailey. She kept us up to date with daily pictures and messages. Bailey is a 10 years old mini schnauzer with diabetics and separation anxiety. When we picked him up, he was clean and happy. Thank you Annie!
5 stars!!! Orwell has a great stay with Annie, so happy we found her.
Annie is amazing! She sent us such cute photos of our Japanese Chin, Sachi, while we were away, and gave us regular updates that put our minds at ease. And she will definitely spoil your pup with attention. As a perfectionist myself, I love her attention to detail and cleanliness :) Whenever we leave, I know Sachi is in good hands!
Annie did a great job taking care of Ollie while I was away! She also sent me lots of pictures so I could keep up with the adventures he was having. Thanks, Annie!
Sachi loved his stay with Annie! She sent us so many cute photos of our little guy, which really put our our minds at ease, and she kept us up-to-date with his daily goings on. It is so clear that she really loves dogs, and spoils them rotten! I can't wait for Sachi's next visit with Annie--I'm sure he is looking forward, too.
Wonderful visit for Violet with Annie - as always.
Violet had a great time, as she always does with Annie!
Yey!!! Annie to the rescue again!!! I picked up Chloe today and she smell great, happy, and clean. I Have no idea what we will do without Annie. She just really gives us peace of mind and we know that Chloe a/k/a Diva enjoys and loves staying with Annie because she gets the same love and attention as if she were at her own home and with us. Thank you very much Annie for always being there for us and Chloe.
Annie was great! We felt so comfortable leaving Mookie in her hands and received plenty of updates and pictures. Mookie came home fresh and clean with a pretty bow to match her raincoat. Couldn't have asked for a better first dogvacay experience!
Annie has always been the only host we've ever used for Chloe. We love that Annie gives Chloe a lot of attention and is genuinely fond of her. Annie's place is also clean and she keeps Chloe very clean as well.
Annie is the only one who knows how to handle Chloe - who is a real diva and needs a lot of attention. We feel very at ease that Annie provides Chloe the time and attention she want. Annie's place is also very clean and she keeps Chloe clean as well which is very important to us.
Violet had another wonderful time with Annie!
Violet had a wonderful time with Annie once again - and I got lots of wonderful updates from their adventures around town! I know she looks forward to going back soon!
Annie was very welcoming and understanding of Violet's nervousness on her first stay in a new place, and took great care of her while I was away.
Annie is the best! My dog loves her.
Annie seems to be very caring and nurturing with her furry boarders. She was brave enough to attempt (and succeed at) bathing Waffles solo, which earns her extra bonus points there.
Annie to the rescue!!!! Again!!! Super reliable and truly understands and accommodates Chloe's "divahness" :). We just got back from Mexico and now we booked her again for Spring Break. If you want peace of mind and that your dog won't even feel that you're away because she gets the same treatment from Annie, you have to book Annie way ahead of time. Thank you again Annie for being available again for Chloe this coming April. See you in 6 weeks.
As usual, Chloe's long stay with Annie was a success. Chloe received a lot of affection and attention, just the way she likes it....like, a LOT!!! We are booking Annie again for mid-winter recess. Thank you Annie for your patience and love towards Chloe. It really gives us a peace of mind when we are away from her.
What can I say about Annie again apart from absolutely amazing! This was Ellie's 2nd stay with Annie.
Leaving your doggie with Annie will NOT be a regret - she ticks all the boxes - loves your dog like her own, follows your routine, send you lots of updates, the list really is endless. Really and truly Annie does more than you would ever expect. She took Ellie on a lovely Christmas walk up 5th avenue to see the Rockefeller tree, takes her to different parks and just simply entertains and really gives my dog the best vacation while I'm on vacation - what more could you ask for?! Annie is worth every dollar spent, and what's more is that she is lovely and has a genuinely good hearted personality. It's a win-win situation!
Annie is always amazing!
Annie was aboslutely amazing - what you see is what you get - a genuine, passionate person who really cares about and loves dogs. Annie takes time to understand what your requirements are and does everything to fulfill them and more, including daily updates - my dog really did have a fun mini vacation with Annie! And I could tell my dog was comfortable with her as she didn't fuss when I arrived to pick her up, she still wanted to be cuddled by Annie! What more could you want as a dog owner?! I moved from the UK a year ago and am completely new to this website, so it was a big leap for me to trust someone and Annie is totally trustworthy. Most all of Annie is 110% into cleanliness, which I love, I love my dog being clean especially after being on the streets of NY. If you're thinking about using Annie, don't think about it, just book her, because honestly you won't regret it.
Cooper's stay with Annie was great, she always takes really good care of him and I know he's happy and content. It's so important when you can't be with your own pet to know that he is well cared for and treated like your own. Its always a treat for Cooper and that makes me happy too!
This was Scout's first vacay without close friends or family caring for him while we were away. Naturally, we were a little anxious leaving him in unfamiliar surroundings, but the meet and greet with Annie prior to his stay with her was a success. I felt confident that Annie was a perfect match to care for Scout. She was professional, personable, and enthusiastic. During Scout's vacay with her, Annie made us feel more at ease with our decision with updates and lots of photos of our beloved dog. I swear, Scout was smiling in all of them! Scout is looking forward to more pawsome experiences; he has some upcoming vacays with Annie and now I can say with complete confidence that we found a perfect dog sitter. Thank you so much, Annie!!!
Annie was amazing as usual! Roxy loves sleep overs at Annie's!!
As always Annie was wonderful! She sent us pictures during our time away and let us know how everything was going. Our dog loved being with Annie so much that when he was picked up he pulled the leash in her direction as he was leaving!
Annie is amazing! Sammy recently stayed with her for two weeks and she was great about sending (much wanted) daily updates, photos and videos. It made leaving him so much easier. Her pre-stay "packing list" is extremely helpful in making sure that your dog will feel right at home in her apartment. I will definitely bring Sammy to stay again and highly recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect place for his or her dog to vacation.
Annie is very loving and caring. I left my 6 months old puppy Cooper with her for a week. Annie kept me updated with how Cooper was doing with his photos throughout the week. She is also very clean and organized. She tried to keep Cooper calm and happy as it was his first time away from home. Cooper was also well groomed and clean with a little blue bow when we picked him up! I couldn't have picked a better host. :)
Annie is amazing with my sweet Roxy. She's always enthusiastic and takes as great of care of Roxy as I do.
As always, Annie, provided an ultimate dog sitting care for Chloe. Annie's one on one approach is sure to spoil our baby girl who craves attention even when she's already got it. We make sure to book Annie way ahead of time because she's the one and only dog sitter we want to care for our baby Chloe. Annie genuinely enjoys taking care of these lovely creatures and she does it with lots of love and attention but nevertheless, Annie, knows when to be firm and soft at the same time.
Our canine prince, Snowball, gives Annie 2 paws up! What does our lovebug do when he gets to her place? He pees on her floor and then proceeds to poop poop. She was very understanding and made us feel very comfortable. We trusted her to take good care of our fur baby which she did! Snowball went for a walk and Annie even bathed him. She takes care of our kids like they were hers and disciplines them. We loved to see the pictorial updates on instagram and Snowball received a report card at the end of the stay. Let's just say Snowball's grade was barely on the scale. Overall, we were happy with Annie and will be dropping him off again at Chez Annie's for 10 days and 9 nights.
I could not be more thrilled to have found a sitter like Annie. She is so kind and attentive to the pups she takes care of. My little guy (5pd 11yr old shih tzu) is in such good hands when he is with Annie…it is like he is on a spa vacation! She keeps me informed the entire time sending great pictures and videos. You will be thrilled as well if you use Annie…and your pup will thank you!
I love Annie and my dog, Roxy, loves her too! Roxy literally runs to Annie's apartment once we get off the elevator in her apartment building.
Terrific, just like being at home with me..he never even knows I'm gone! Annie and Joseph are great hosts and take great care of Cooper, this is the third time I think and will repeat. Very flexible and convenient, they are wonderful hosts and I would recommend them again and again!
Annie is always amazing and super sweet to my Roxy.
Annie is always amazing!
Annie is awesome! We know our pooch had a great time with her. Annie's apartment is super clean and designed perfectly for dogs (especially our blind pooch). She sent us pictures and videos of our dog while we were away. Although we missed him dearly we were greatly comforted that he was safe and sound with Annie. I will definitely use again.
Amazing as usual!
Annie was great! She was very personable and made my dog feel right at home! She kept me updated on his stay with texts and photos and even gave him a fantastic grooming! Thank you!!
Annie was a terrific host for my Cooper. She was very flexible and accommodating, that was important as this trip was somewhat last minute for me. She provided regular updates and photos and by all measures lots of love and attention. It was a great few days for Cooper, worry free for me! I will surely consider Annie again in the future to take care of him and would easily recommend her to others looking for a great host who has experience with Frenchies! Thanks Annie and Joseph.
Roxy loves her home away from home at Annie's!
Annie is amazing as usual!
Annie was amazing! This was my first time leaving my puppy overnight and I couldn't have picked a better host. She met with me earlier in the week to go over everything, sent a helpful checklist of things to bring and kept me updated while he was there with texts, photos and videos. I will definitely use her again!
Annie was a fantastic puppy sitter for my 4 month old, Jaz. I had a last minute overnight business event and Annie was available. My puppy is a rescue and has a difficult time when meeting new people. Within 24 hours, she had improved her manners so much. Annie was able to teach her not to bark or cry when people leave a room, share a paw and not jump on things. Incredible.

I was thrilled with the progress my pup made with her - but moreover, I was incredibly confident in the environment in which I left her. Annie is so nice and engaging that it is obvious why Jaz had such a good, productive time.

I'd recommend Annie to anyone. Did I mention she made great progress in pad/crate training too?

Thanks, Annie!
Another fantastic weekend with Annie!
Annie is a wonderful dog sitter. She's been Roxy's dog sitter all summer and I wouldn't trust my sweet puppy with anyone else.
Butch had a very good time with Annie. He would like to stay with her again!
Annie is really fantastic! I have zero worries when I leave my shih tzu, Roxy, with her. I love all of Annie's updates, pictures, and video. She treats Roxy like I do...like a little fluffy princess.
Once again, Annie was amazing! Bax gets a bath, a paw scrub...the works! I love feeling not only confident in where my dog is staying, but feeling like he's going to benefit from being there. LOVE HER!
The pups loved Annie, and she loved them back! They had a fun-filled stay complete with park trips, long walks, playtime, and baths. Annie sent me plenty of picture & video updates so that I knew they were taken care of and happy. They slept very well when we got home, so I know they had a blast! We will definitely use Annie again in the future.
Annie was absolutely amazing and the official godmother of Baxter after just one weekend. She not only updated me constantly on the status of Bax, but she also gave him a bath and some training tips. My pup is a terrier mix and shall we say...full of personality...Annie was able to get him to listen and establish trust immediately. He loved being with her and I loved getting a clean, happy pup home. Really cannot recommend her strongly enough!
Annie is terrific! Would gladly recommend her to anyone looking for a responsible, dependable, friendly, dog sitter. She was able to take my very last minute reservation and took great care of my LuLu.

Annie is very big on cleanliness - which is comforting. LuLu came home smelling fresh as a daisy after a trip to Annie's "spa". She also kept me posted on how my dog was doing by sending text updates and pictures. I highly recommend her as a host - you and your dog will be very happy with her care.
Love, love, love Annie!
I am so relieved that I found Annie & Dog Vacay. Annie was an amazing sitter for my shih tzu, Roxy. She sent so many cute pictures and updates while I was away. It was so nice to know that Roxy was being treated just like she would if she was at home. I talked about Annie so much to my friend that I was on vacation with that she is recommending Annie to her friend who has a dog. Annie was just wonderful!
Annie is a wonderful sitter. She is incredibly kind and loving and treats my Roxy just like I would. It was a huge relief to know that Roxy was in great hands while I was away.
Annie was awesome. Waffle is a very particular dog and requires a special dietary regimen. Annie was more than willing to accommodate all of Waffle's needs and took great care of her. We could not have asked for a better dog sitter!
Annie is super organized, very thorough and thoughtful. Her pre-stay checklist was extremely detailed as was her recap. It was very clear that Annie took the time to get to know my 6-month puppy and tailor care to her specific needs. She also checked in multiple times per day with updates and photos during my 10-day vacation. In sum, Annie has great integrity, is mature and responsible and takes great pride in caring for the dogs/puppies for whom she is a sitter and surrogate mother.
I would give Annie a 5 out of 4 but no one is perfect :) Anyway, this review was way overdue and I thank Annie for her patience. We were going to take Chloe on out trip to South Beach, Miami. However, when I saw DogVacay and after looking at the hosts and found Annie and looking at her pictures of her place and other dogs she took care of, I already had a positive feeling that leaving Chloe with her was a good decision. We had a meet and greet at Annie's home - which is by the way, so immaculately clean. You can tell by her outgoing, vivacious personality that she enjoys what she does and she cares about these lovely animals. The personalized care was what made us decide to use DogVacay and picked Annie. She only takes in one dog at a time and judging by her place and the way she provided detailed instructions for us, led us to believe that she takes her work very seriously. Annie provided us daily and as frequent update status about Chloe with pics and videos - we loved receiving those updates and seeing how Chloe was in good care. Annie also taught Chloe how to sit and we're sure that Chloe would have learned a few more tricks had she stayed with Annie for a long period of time. We thank Annie for her meticulous approach to caring for our baby Chloe and for the loving attention she gave Chloe - who's needy and loves company. We were able to truly enjoy our vacation without Chloe because we knew that she's in good hands and that she got the love and attention she craves for from Annie - on our behalf :).

Thank you Annie for the great experience with this service. We will definitely use you again and we highly recommend Annie and DogVacay to anyone out there who wants peace of mind when they're away from the lovely pets.
Annie was awesome! Her apartment was so clean and dog friendly! Our flight was delayed by over an hour and she was so understanding and kept in constant contact with us throughout our trip. You can tell Annie truly loves dogs and cares about their health and happiness. It is so great to have somewhere to leave our dog where we do not have to worry and know that he will be having a fun and safe time! If you are looking for someone smart, reliable, that "gets" dogs and dog people--look no further!
Gladys had a wonderful day with Annie yesterday!! I got continous updates and adorable videos/picture messages throughout my work day. It really did put my mind at ease to know she was with a wonderful, capable and loving person! Annie is also extraordinarily pleasant and has a true love of dogs. I would 100% recommend her to other dog parents going out of town who need an amazing place for their pooch to stay! Her apartment is clean, cozy and super dog-friendly...so rest assured your baby will get amazing treatment throughout their stay...they just may come back a little spoiled! Thanks Annie, Gladys will absolutely be back for more fun!! :)
First impressions have proven to be truly important because from the very beginning, I was super impressed by her profile page and the rave reviews she had. We all only want the very best for our babies and want to feel at ease while trying to escape the concrete jungle for a short while without having to worry about the safety and comfort of our furry ones staying behind. Annie was not only very professional, very organized and very attentive, she was super sweet and friendly and I just knew (and secretly hoped) that she would take great care of both my 1 year old malteses. I was worried about my separation anxiety but Annie kept in constant contact with me at all times and sent updates, pictures and videos of them so I was never too far from them. She kept them so clean and happy and to be quite honest, I almost do not want to share her with anyone else! I highly recommend her, you won't be disappointed!
I almost don't want to review Annie because I want to keep her for myself! This was my first experience with DogVacay and I couldn't be happier. Annie took care of Bo when both my husband and I had overlapping work trips and parlayed them into a weekend trip. Getting Bo set up was beyond easy and Annie did a great job keeping us informed of his daily routine and anything thing she thought we should be aware of, and of course keeping us updated with tons of pics and videos. Perfect for me as I was so sad to leave him! I was thrilled to be able to use Annie's home rather than a sterile kennel and Bo seemed to have had a great time too. Thank you Annie! We will be back :)
My dogs had such a good time with Annie that I was worried they wouldn't want to come home..she sent lots of photos to update me..they were very clean and happy when I picked them up...she was a great dog sitter.
Zaggy is a very difficult little dog, anxious, barky, needy, unsocialized. Not only did Annie accepts the challenge, but she was intent on helping her get over some of her problems. By giving her constant attention and firm directions, Annie managed to make Zaggy's stay as calm and comfortable as possible for my dog and her neighbors. Zaggy was extremely well treated, I received many pictures, videos, and thorough reports, and could follow her from afar every day.
Thank you Annie for a great job and great kindness.
Annie took such great care of our puppy Lychee while we went away for our wedding & honeymoon! My initial worries about leaving our pup for 10 nights disappeared when we saw how thorough & organized Annie is as a sitter (you can tell by the cleanliness of her apt too!) while also being attentive to our requests. Even when we weren't the best at responding quickly, she continued sending cute pictures/videos along with detailed emails, assuring us everything was good so that we could enjoy our honeymoon :) She even went above and beyond by washing Lychee's paws after walks and giving her baths! We also greatly appreciated her flexibility about pick-up time since we hit crazy airport traffic on our way home.

Bottom line: Annie is responsible, diligent, and a caring sitter. Highly recommend.
Annie was awesome!!! She pampered Uno and kept him snuggled with, walked and super happy!!! He even came back smelling fresh and lovely! I was so thankful for her making my first weekend away from Uno as easy as possible with her updates and pictures! Thanks Annie!! Next time I go out of town I hope Uno can come stay again!!!
Annie was a wonderful host. I felt so comfortable everyday knowing Lulu was there as Annie sent numerous updates and kept me in the loop on every detail. She even helped teach Lulu a trick! I would 100% have Lulu stay with Annie again.
Annie is absolutely amazing! My Rosie Joy loved her and Annie took such excellent care of her while I was at work, and while I needed her. She was unbelievably flexible-- as I had many last minute changes and requests-- and Annie was just so accommodating to whatever worked best for me. :)
Annie gave Rosie such great one-on-one care, didnt leave her alone, gave her great bathes, took her out and about, even let me have a night out on the town ;)..
I can't say enough about how wonderful Annie is with Rosie Joy, and this may just be the start of a lovely friendship between RoJo and Annie!
If you leave your doggy w Annie, you can be sure that she/he is in good hands!
Thank you, Annie!
Annie kept our dog Winston while we were in Dubai. I was super nervous leaving him while we were out of the country but Annie put my mind at ease. She emails everyday, often with pictures and video. She even figured out a great new way to get Winston to eat his food (which can be tricky). We will definitely be using Annie again!
Annie is the sweetest and most caring host for Mochi. I can tell she treats my pup like her own and sends me pictures/videos everyday of Mochi doing his daily activities. While I miss my dog, I know Mochi is in good hands and having a blast with Annie. She will be my #1 go-to host whenever I need someone to doggysit Mochi :)
Annie was the perfect sitter for our then 4-month-old Brussels Griffon CHIBI! (She has just turned five months old last week.)

We had to be away in Japan for four weeks and needed to have a caring sitter who could also handle a puppy. It seemed like an impossible order to fill, but, luckily for CHIBI and for us, we found Annie. She was a perfect match.

Annie was very responsive from the beginning and remained so all through our dealing with her. While very sweet, accommodating and caring, she is also a very capable dog sitter, who would be willing to do some necessary disciplining. CHIBI's toilet training seemed to have improved a great deal during her stay with Annie, for example.

Annie was also very good about keeping us informed of how CHIBI was doing. Almost every other day, we heard from her via email, with some funny + cute photos and video clips of CHIBI.

When we returned, we were thrilled to be reunited with very well-taken-care-of CHIBI, of course, but it seems we have gained a very nice friend not only for CHIBI but also for us.

Thanks, Annie!
Annie was fantastic! Her apartment is super clean and dog, friendly - the perfect place for our little poodle to spend the weekend.

Annie sent us lots of adorable pics and videos while Lolo was on her vacay. They had a great time together, and Lolo came back very happy from all the walks and playtime.

I would absolutely recommend Annie - she responded quickly to all of our messages, had a great dog-friendly environment, and was very accommodating when we needed to leave mid-morning on a Saturday to make our flight.
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