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Gira D.

40 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Gira's Resident Pets

Stella
Labrador Retriever
Female
1 yr 9 mo old

Gira's Apartment

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Outdoor area
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Gira

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We (my fiancé Aaron and I) love playing with dogs of all types!

We are right across the new Johnny Steele Dog Park & all the new Buffalo Bayou park trails, which pups just love!
We can swing by some of the other local dogparks & dog-friendly bars as well, if your pup is particularly social :)

I work from home 90% of the time, so your pup will always be loved with the utmost attention.

We're pretty outgoing and love taking dogs to the parks or for a nice run. We are also big fans of cuddling and puppy selfies. You will always know your pup is happy & healthy.

We generally only take one dog at a time, unless they come from the same house or know each other! So other than Stella, you don't have to worry about pups you don't know.

Our puppy Stella is on our profile. She's incredibly playful & sweet. She really loves to cuddle & play with all kinds of other animals.

If you have any special dietary needs or routines, we can definitely accommodate.

Drop off / pick up times are between: 8am - 10pm
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Gira D.

40 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

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

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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gira's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Gira's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
40 Reviews
Sweet hosts!
Gira was great! Stella is a sweet pup as well and the dogs got along great. Highly recommend!
Great experience with Gira watching my lab Pepper
Gira was a great host to my 2 dogs! She is very responsive to messages and I was quickly able to set up a meet-n-great with her. She is very calm and outgoing and I could tell my dogs instantly felt comfortable with her. She luckily also has a young dog at home and so my dogs were able to have a new playmate the weekend I was away. Gira updated me throughout the weekend with pictures and messages which I greatly appreciated. One of my dogs had potty accidents over the weekend in their home and she didn't complain one bit which was super sweet of her. Gira is very experienced with dogs and I would definitely recommend her in an instant! Thank you Gira!!!
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Gira is a wonderful dog sitter. The reservation was a breeze and her response time was quick. We were able to set up a meet n greet for the her and our dog to meet as well us to meet her. It was an instant connection. We could tell that she had experience with multiple dogs at once and she was loving/caring of our furry friends. Throughout our dogs stay at her house she would send us frequent updates and pics of him. He had an amazing time and we will be bringing our dog back to her.

DogVacay is an excellent app! Glad I was able to go with this option instead of a kennel. The personal touch made our dog happy! And it's inexpensive!!! Love it.

Thanks Gira!!!
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Once again, Gira was the bomb! Always easy to coordinate drop off and pickup and sends the sweetest pics while I'm away. I know Poncho really appreciates it. Thanks Gira!
Gira was really great with our hound dog. Our dog can be a bit stubborn and frustrating, but they were extremely patient with her. The are in a great location for good dog-walk routes and their apartment even has a little "doggie park" that our dog seemed to enjoy. From drop-off to pick-up I felt like my dog was in good hands!
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Excellent!
This was the second time that I left Simba with Gira, Aaron and Stella. They take such good care of him. Simba and Stella get on really great, which is a great relief to me and allows me to travel in peace.
Gira is always accommodating and my dog always is stress free leaving- big relief!
Gira was very flexible with my drop-off and pick-up times. Maggie and I were even able to meet up with Gira and her dog Stella before hand and let the dogs play with each other. I felt very comfortable leaving Maggie with her.
Great stay for our puppy. Everything went as planned. Thanks for everything
Gira & Aaron kept our 10 week old puppy for the weekend and though we hated leaving him so young, we knew he was playing and having fun with Stella by all the pictures they sent!
Gira was fabulous! I really needed help quickly and Gira was more than accommodating. She sent pictures of our dogs playing and it eased my anxiety about leaving him for the first time after moving to Houston recently. I will definitely be using her assistance again!
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Simba had a great time with Gira and Stella. He came back quite worn out from all of the playing and happiness. Gira was good about sharing pictures and providing updates in a timely manner. I would certainly recommend her to others. This was my first experience using DogVacay and I hope all future experiences are like this one.
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Even though I did not get to meet Gira and Aaron in person because of travel time constraints, they were both very sweet by phone and text and sent me pics daily of Baby. I could tell he was very relaxed and comfortable there. He received lots of love and affection! I felt really good about him being with them.
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My dog has stayed with Gira twice and both times have gone well. Gira's dog is energetic, which was a good match for my dog.
Gira and Aaron took wonderful care of Owen! They sent us great pics of all the petting and cuddling he received, including a short video. Owen was right at home, and we would most definitely have him stay with them again!
Gira was awesome! Tucker was nervous in the beginning and scared of the thunderstorms and she was super patient and and helpful! I would definitely recommend her! Also her dog was super friendly and loved hanging out with Tucker
What a sweet and wonderful couple! They treated our excited puppy like one of their own. Duke was so happy there. Thanks for the photo updates and great communication.
My dog Mira absolutely loved her stay at Gira's. Her ability to play and be cared for all day with Gira at home AND the presence of Stella to play with was a great combination. Gira sent pictures throughout the week and was very responsive. She was also willing to accomodate my last minute request for boarding. We would definitely stay with Gira again!
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Duke has stayed with Gira before & this time was having a great time getting settled & playing with her new puppy. Unfortunately, Duke's weekend stay with Gira was cut short to only a couple of hours due to another resident of her apartment complex having issues with him looking like a pitbull (as Duke calmly stood there, tail wagging, while her dog barked & growled at him...).
Due to this person's discrimination, Gira immediately contacted me & helped through the whole process of contacting DogVacay & getting Duke taken care of!
It was nice to have her assistance & showed she really cared about Duke!
Thanks!
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Awesome, personable, easy to deal with, could not have gone better. Thanks to Gira to say the least. Her little puppy was the cutest thing - I'm pretty sure coal train was sad to leave.
Gira was a great host! I left my dog with her last summer for a week while I went on vacation. I met her and her friend when I arrived with Hooch, and he was immediately comfortable at her complex and in her home. I knew he was in good hands when I left, and he seemed very happy and relaxed when I returned. Thanks Gira!
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Gira was great with our lab puppy and we have already returned for a second visit. She appears to have a bit of flexibility during the day so our pup had some TLC during the day, which is particularly important with a puppy. Flexible and friendly. Thanks Gira! (Carrie (and Charley))
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Gira was awesome! Our pups took to her right away and we left them without any worries. You can tell she really loves dogs and has had a lot of experience with them. We received daily photo updates and got them back happy and healthy! She was also very understanding when our flight was cancelled and our pick up plans changed. Would happily book her again!
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Gira took great care of my dog. I appreciated the frequent picture updates.
I would like to thank Gira for including my pup in her family functions. This added touch, along with the daily pictures of him, made my holiday vacation less stressful knowing that my beloved dog was in good hands and enjoying himself. The attention and care my dog received during his stay as Gira's was priceless.
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Sammy's vacation with Gira and Aaron was great. They treated Sammy as their own and kept us updated with daily pics, allowing us to relax and enjoy our own vacation.
Gira and Aaron took great care of my pup over Thanksgiving. I received tons of pictures and could tell she was having a great time. Pick up and drop off was flexible and easy.
Gira was awesome! We received multiple pictures of Maxine through out the weekend. Our flight was cancelled and she was willing to keep Maxine another night. Maxine had a great weekend and we were very pleased!
I'm very happy with how things went. I recently adopted Duke & was a little nervous leaving him while going out of town. Gira did a great job keeping me updated on how he was doing. Duke really seemed to enjoy his weekend & I'm happy Gira was able to both bring him to work & out in public!
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Gira was great! I could tell she really cares about dogs and Katie was in great hands with her. She sent me plenty of pictures showing how much fun Katie was having during her stay. I recommend Gira to anyone needing a place for their dog.
This was my first time leaving my 12 year old miniature schnauzer with someone besides my parents so I was extremely nervous going into this. She took great care of my dog, treated him like her own and did her very best to constantly update me w pictures and reassuring messages. Thanks, Gira, for your patience and most importantly for taking great care of Murphy. See to again soon
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Gira and Aaron were great hosts. They catered to our dog's unique habits and we could tell he felt "at home" by the pics Gira sent.
Zelda had a great time with Gira! She sent pictures daily with updates on how she was doing. Zelda would be happy to go back, and it's awesome knowing she's in good hands while we're away!
Gira was so accommodating on short notice and took great care of my dog! She sent regular picture updates, took Duke on runs, and seemed to really love animals. I will definitely use Gira again!
Gira and Aaron took amazing care of our man Dodger! He had a great time, we got lots of pics and updates! We will be repeaters and we could tell how much they fell in love with our beloved, family dog! Amazing experience!
Badeaux had a wonderful time with Gira and Aaron. He had had a health issue in the week leading up to his stay with them and they were very attentive to be on the lookout for any symptoms. She sent several pictures so I knew he was having a blast. Will definitely be using them in the future.
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Couldn't be happier! Gira took wonderful care of our schnauzer. Will definitely book them again when we are out of town. This is a fantastic alternative to boarding your dog.
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