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Heather C.

69 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Heather's Resident Pets

George
Labrador Retriever
Male
10 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Heather's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Heather

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
AVAILABLE THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS

Pet loving stay at home mom.

Large single family home with fenced yard, right across the street from Patapsco State Park.

Plenty of room for your dogs to lounge out on the sofa, or on the deck, or under a tree.

Our dog George is a gentle giant that can usually be found lounging with his kitty brothers and sister.

"If your dog could talk, he would ask to stay another night!"

**My rates increases $10.00 per night**
Puppy Rate
SpringBreak 2016 March 25-April 3
Memorial Day weekend 27-30
4th of July
Weekend of Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day Thursday- Sunday
Christmas December 23-January 1
New Years

Special Needs: Dogs ,like people can often come with a need for more individualized attention. An additional fee may be assessed for dogs with severe/ destructive separation anxiety, incontinence/ potty-training issues. These will all be discussed in the meet and greet or pre-reservation finalization.

***Please note, if you are unable to pick up your dog by noon on the last day of the visit,you will be charged a $25 late pick-up rate.Pickups after 5:00 will be charged a full days rate.
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Heather C.

69 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 19, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
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Phone Interviewed
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Heather's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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69 Reviews
Zeus had a wonderful stay with Heather and her family. Really appreciate her care for our dog. So glad we found her. Would use her again in the future.
My little guy loved Heather so much he wanted to stay! Heather takes such great care. Bode never wanted for anything. He was very happy sleeping on her lap. He loved the back yard and all of the friends he made while he was there. Heather kept in daily contact, sending videos and pictures. I plan to utilize her services many times in the future.
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Heather was obviously invested in my two dogs during their 5 day stay. I loved receiving her photos or videos of the dogs on a daily basis, it really put my mind to rest.
Heather was great! One of my dogs was having issues with another dog at her house and she handled it very well. I offered to come get my dog, but Heather said not to worry and made sure both dogs were kept safely away from each other. I thought we wouldn't be asked back, but Heather said that once she knew what my dog's triggers were, she could plan around them and it wouldn't be a problem. I got pics and updates. She was very easy to work with. Thanks, Heather!
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We were very impressed with Heather C. She provided us with her services at the last minute and loved seeing my pup, Tank's videos! Will definitely use her again! Kathy Boyer-Shick, Ph.D.
Heather did a great job with Bandit got pictures and video of him while I was on vacation. Thank you
Heather took great care of Leo so we could get away for a weekend. She sent us lots of pics and videos to reassure us he was happy and having fun. He seemed to make some great new dog and people friends and can't wait to go visit Heather again soon.Thanks so much Heather!
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Ike spent his first long weekend with Heather. It was great. She sent lots of photos and videos. Made us feel good that he was in good hands. She treated him like one of her own.
Thanks Heather & family for taking such good care of Ansem! I know he was treated like one of the family and we appreciated the updates and pictures! I know he missed you after he got home!!
"Pawsome" AWSOME!!! Best pet sitter I've had since moving to the area a year ago.

She was kind and personable in emails, responded quickly, was more than happy to do a meet and greet at her house, and was very interested in all my dog's needs. My girl Maggie has a serious stomach problem and Heather made me feel confident that she could take care of her and be certain she didn't get into anything but her own food.

She sent pics and videos every day and she was very flexible on timing for drop off and pick up. Her house and yard are immaculate. She has twin daughters who seemed to love Maggie immediately and I hear spent lots of time with her. There is a huge yard and a pool that the pups can use in the summer (closed for the winter). She is very careful not to take in dogs who are aggressive and up front about if and how many other dogs may be staying during your dogs vacay.

Heather is the type of person you meet and immediately feel comfortable with. I hope to have a long and friendly relationship with her and her with my dog. Maggie loves her and was so very content in all the pics and when I picked her up.
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This was our second time leaving our dog with Heather. Heather keeps us up to date and I know our girl is spoiled rotten!
What a wonderful experience! Heather and family treated our boys to quite a lovely weekend! From our meet and greet to the time of pick up, everything went very smoothly! Heather assured us that the boys would be very comfortable and that all their needs would be attended to with great care! She sent pictures and videos of them to help us feel more comfortable with the situation. It was great!
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Heather is a very confident and knowledgeable dog owner. I feel completely comfortable leaving my 2 dogs with her knowing that if anything comes up she will know how to handle the situation. My dogs are always exhausted when they come home from a stay with her, which shows that she plays and interacts with them a lot.
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Heather was fantastic. She lets the dogs roam the house and backyard like they are family. She's got a nice pool that the dogs are free to play in. It seems like there is usually someone around to keep an eye on the dogs and play with them. My dog has a "quirky" personality that has led to issues at traditional kennels but Heather did an awesome job accommodating my dog. She sent photos and videos daily that let me enjoy my HumanVacay without too much worrying. 10 out of 10!
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Heather and her family took great care of Neko. She was very timely sending pictures while to his stay in her elegant and comfortable home. It was the longest time we've been separated from Neko. Heather really understood this dilemma for us, so not only did she send pictures... Heather gave status reports on how his was during the entire stay.
I will definitely recommend Heather to all my pet parent friends.
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Heather was great! She kept us informed and sent photos of Delilah throughout our trip. It was obvious that Delilah was well-cared for and enjoyed her stay! Finally, found a place I can board her without worry.
We absolutely LOVE Heather and her beautiful family! This was my first time using a sitter for my dogs and let me say it was a GREAT experience for them. My small dog was not eating that much, but Heathers daughter got my baby to eat all her food!!! We appreciate Heather and her family sooo much! I think we have found our babies their second home!!!
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Our experience with Heather couldn't have been better. Our very active 7-month old puppy, Abbey, spent a week with Heather and her family. We were sent pictures and updates every day of her stay. Heather's house is perfect for the care of dogs, and her home provides a loving environment. Abbey had a great vacation, too.
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Penny had a great time and will be back!
My dog Dixie was very well taken care of. The accommodations were clean and very comfortable. In each pic that Heather sent me Dixie looked totally at home. I had a great couple of days away not t having to worry about my baby. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
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Heather and her family were great! We received many photos and videos showing our girl was getting plenty of time and attention. We will definitely reserve a vacation with her again.
My puppy Brooklyn had the best experience with Heather. This was my first time working with a sitter, so I was concerened my puppy would have separation anxiety. By the time I left her house, all my concerns had disappeared. I felt like I was leaving my baby with a family member.
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Heather is amazing! We first met her at a meet and greet at her house to make sure our dogs Teddy and Karma would be comfortable in their new temporary surroundings! We knew the moment we got there that they would love it and we were right! During our vacation we quickly realized that our dogs were having more fun than we were. Heather sent us pictures of how much fun they were having and much she was spoiling them! Thank you so much for all the love you gave our fur babies!
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Heather is perfect. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog in her home And will definitely be using her again. My dog came home happy and healthy and felt at home during Her stay. Heather sent pictures and videos during my dog's stay. You couldn't ask for a better place to leave your pet. If there were100 stars to rate heather she would for sure have that. I give her a definite 5 star rating.
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Heather took great care of Kobe! She was very quick to respond and flexible with drop off and pick up times. We loved receiving pictures of our boy while we were away and we could tell he was happy and spoiled!
This was Bohs second time staying with Heather. He happily ran to her and did not look back. We got pictures throughout the day of one loved and spoiled puppy. Boh can't wait to go back and we love that we have nothing to worry about.
Very flexible, listened to my concerns and promptly answered all my questions. My dog enjoyed his tone at their home.
Heather and her family are amazing. We felt completely comfortable with leaving our energetic 1year old with her instantly upon meeting her. I loved that our dog had a fenced in yard to play in while we were out of the country. It was a relief and a pleasure to meet heather! I highly recommend her vacation pad and will definitely be in touch with her for my future dogvacay needs!
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Once again Heather took great care of Trixie. She came back home happy and relaxed. Thanks Heather
Heather was every bit as fantastic as the last time Shadow stayed with her. Plenty of pics and videos that clearly showed how comfortable he was in her house with her and the other guest dogs. I will definitely use her again.
My dog felt comfortable and sent us pictures as well. She took care of our dog and felt as ease.
Heather did an awesome job looking after Georgia! Georgia felt right at home from the moment she arrived. We were entertained with numerous photos and videos of Georgia while she was staying with Heather. I know Georgia was well cared for, and she can't wait for another visit! I will undoubtedly use Heather again and would highly recommend her!
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Heather and her family were wonderful and our pups had a great stay! We booked our Great Dane and our Mini Dachshund for 8 nights with Heather while we were out of the country for a wedding. It was by far the best doggie boarding we could have done for our sensitive girls!
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Our dogs have already signed up for another visit with Heather. That sums it up. She is terrific. Most importantly, she has outstanding communication and sent us pictures and updates almost every day. That's exactly what we wanted and knew that our boys were being well taken care of. We also like that Heather always puts the interest of the dogs first; her home is clean and comfortable and not a dog factory. She is very accommodating and limits the number of dogs she will take at one time.

I highly recommend.
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I had an emergency and had to find a place for my puppy last minute, so it really saved me that Heather was so prompt with her responses. I had never used a boarding service before, so I was a little apprehensive. Fortunately, Heather and her family were wonderful, and I can tell my pup had a great time and was well taken care of. Heather was great about keeping me updated on how everything was going. It's too bad that I'm moving because I know I wouldn't have to worry about my girl if I left her again with Heather.
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At first I was unsure how Luna was going to do in an unfamiliar environment - but from the moment she saw Heather I could tell she would be absolutely fine. Heather's home and family was so warm and welcoming that I was able to leave Luna in their care without a worry in the world. I wasn't sure that Luna would be on her best behavior - but Heather reassured me that she was being a "good girl" and I can't thank Heather enough for all the photo and video updates! Luna was so comfortable and happy I was afraid she wouldn't want to leave... I am so glad we chose Heather to take care of our baby girl and she can't wait to go back to play and be loved!!!!
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Heather was a great host! She sent pictures of Eddie every day, he seemed like he was having a great time! Her home is very clean and her family and animals are friendly!
Using Heather as a "dog sitter" reminds me of that scene in Ghostbusters where Bill Murray comes out of the dining hall with the first Ghostbusters catch and says, "we came, we saw, we kicked its ASS!" However her motto would have been, " you came, I saw, and I watched the shit out of your dog!" Every review under her is an understatement yet on point. Do yourselves a favor, if you are planning a vacation in and around the balti/wash area and have a dog? Be one with Heather, oh and book your vacation in the summer(she has a kick ass pool....with a diving board!!!) Termite loves you and we do too Heather!!!!!
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Yankee had an awesome stay with Heather! I received pictures over the weekend he was there and that was such a comfort knowing he was being well taken care of. We have relied on others to come stay in our home while we are away since we have never been a fan of kennels and this was always so difficult to coordinate. We were thrilled to find Heather and it has made going away so much easier since Yankee now has a great place to stay! Thanks Heather!
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We recently had an extended vacation and Heather was kind enough to take care of our dog. He had just turned one, and needless to say we were nervous about leaving him for such a long period of time. Our minds were at ease after we met Heather for the first time. She was warm and welcoming and Camden made himself at home right from the start. During our vacation, Heather sent pictures, videos and updates every day. It was clear that he was very happy with his new friends, and the pictures brought smiles to our faces every day. We will definitely use Heather again, and would highly recommend her to others!
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Levi stayed with Heather C. and her family for a full week. Heather made sure I was informed of my dog's daily activities and sent pictures and videos. While Levi was missing his regular family, Heather and her family kept him comfortable and gave him extra attention to help ease his anxiety. Once again, thank you Heather & family for caring for our dog like he was your own!
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I can tell when my dog is well cared for and people have paid attention and loved her dog while I'm away. She's happy to see me but not nervous and crazy and crying ecstatically. Trixie was very relaxed when I came to pick her up from Heather C's. In addition Heather is a confirmed dog lover with a beautiful back yard for all day long dog parties. She made sure Trixie ate without interference from other dogs and it was overall very relaxed place for dogs. I only wish it was a little closer to our house.
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I was worried about leaving Shadow for the first time. Heather was fantastic. She sent me photos and messages to comfort me and show me how well he was adjusting. When a sweetie joined them and Shadow fell in love, she sent me a photo that made me realize how content he was. She was there when I had travel problems and returned late. I can say enough good about Heather.
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I was worried about leaving Shadow for the first time, and Heather's photos and words comforted me so much that I knew she was doing the same for him. Ten stars!
Heather went above and beyond to make Bailey comfortable. He's an old boy who's mostly deaf and blind so he's a bit nervous and has a hard time getting around. We were worried about leaving him but Heather took such great care of him. She sent me pictures and videos to let me know how he was doing, and gave him lots of extra attention to make sure he was ok. I will definitely use her again!!
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Heather is amazing. I had to go out of town on short notice, and she was so accommodating. Her home is immaculate and her resident pooch is very sweet. Heather went above and beyond to make herself available for my weird schedule and wonky pick up/drop off times, and sent me photos every single day. It was a wonderful experience and I will definitely use her again!
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Our cockapoo Ben had a great time with Heather. He loved his walks in the park and came home clean and happy!
Nala has stayed with Heather on several occasions and we plan on using her again for future pet sitting. Heather does a great job of keeping us informed and sending us pictures and videos. We highly recommend Heather and always pass on her information when friends are looking for doggie sitters!
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I felt as ease as soon as I met Heather. I could tell she would be the perfect loving touch for our beagle! My intuition was indeed correct! She was a great communicator and I could tell she immediately bonded with our dog! Rudy, had plenty of exercise and loads of attention while we were away! I had compete faith Rudy was in good hands and happy!
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Heather was the perfect doggie sitter. You can tell she loves animals a lot! Her house is immaculate and she has a beautiful fenced in yard with an inground pool that the dogs are allowed to swim in if they choose to. She had a couple of other dogs that were staying at her house at the same time that my dog, Sadie stayed and they all got along and seemed to have had great time! Heather was also nice enough to send lots of pictures throughout the weekend and even a video.
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My two dogs had a great time with Heather and her family. She sent me pictures and videos of all the fun they were having and that made me feel at ease while I was away. They were so exhausted when they came home because of all the fun. My lab mix loves to swim so was in heaven. My puggle loves children so really enjoyed hanging with her teenagers. Definitely would recommend and will be returning.
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Heather & her family took great care of Levi. We felt that our dog received engaging, loving, family care including exercise & activity. Our puppy was returned to us happy & nicely tuckered out. We highly recommend Heather C!
Heather was great!! She sent tons of pictures and videos. Boomer had an absolute blast! Definitely will not hesitate to use her again!
We were totally thrilled with the care that Heather and her family provided to Tess and Hans for 11 days this May. I received pictures every day, which was so reassuring - not only that the dogs were behaving but having an amazing time. It could not have been a more loving environment and made it much easier to be away from our wonderul animals. I would highly recommend her to my family and friends - all dog lovers, who every once in a while need to be away!
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Host took great pictures and videos of my dog while I was away, reassuring me that my dog was adjusting well to the host family and other dogs.
Heather provided incredible live and care for our dog. She sent us photos and kept us in the loop the entire time we were out of town. We are always hesitant to leave our girl in a kennel, and finding a sitter like Heather truly set our worries at ease. Heather has a tremendous yard and our girl certainly enjoyed all the extra space and playtime!
We will certainly plan on using Heather for any future dog sitting needs!
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Heather is wonderful with her guests! Ruby had a great time and was well taken care of! I loved seeing a few pictures of her while I was away. She came home exhausted from so much fun! Ruby will definitely visit with Heather again! Thanks!
Heather was wonderful with our Boston Terrier puppy, Kelsey. We could tell from the wonderful picture updates and videos she sent us that she was doing great and had a wonderful time. We will definitely use Heather again when we travel and need to board Kelsey.
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Heather is FANTASTIC. She's warm and inviting and clearly loves animals. This was my first time using a dog sitter at all and Heather put my mind at ease immediately. I was comfortable leaving our dog with her. My girl had such a great time with her and her family, we will absolutely use her as a sitter again next time we need one! I know my dog is in great hands with her. If Heather comes up as an option for you when you're searching for a sitter, pick her!
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Heather was extremely kind and accommodating for our two little yappers. She clearly takes caring for the dogs seriously, as well as making sure her clients have a great experience. I know our dogs got way more attention than they deserved and certainly more than had they been boarded in a kennel. I would definitely recommend Heather.
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Heather did a great job watching my dog. She sent me many pictures and videos, I could tell he was having a great time and getting along with the other dogs. I would definitely recommend Heather to anyone looking for a pet sitter. I will leave my dog there anytime.
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Once again, we left our sociable, friendly and easy-going dog with Heather and her family and everything went really well. This time we also left our old little dachshund and he seems very happy and well adjusted. Heather's home is definitely the perfect vacation place for our dogs and I am relieved that I can leave them without any concern.
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Our dog Macie is a 3 year old rescue who is a sweet dog but suffers from separation anxiety. She stayed with Heather's family for 5 days and did great. Macie was treated with love and was part of the family and was very well adjusted when we got back. Heather sent us pictures of Macie during her stay and her experience with Heather was much better than going to a kennel or a fancy pet boarding school. We will not hesitate to use Heather again and again whenever we need doggie vacation plans.
Doug H.
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Dawson is very much a momma's boy but he took to Heather right away. Heather forwarded pictures to me during Dawson's stay. I really felt comfortable leaving Dawson with her. George (Heather's dog) was very low key when I arrived to drop and p/u Dawson, which was perfect for Dawson. Will definetly board Dawson at Heather's house again.
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We left our lab puppy Winston with Heather for a week over New Year's, she was great! She kept up informed, sent us photos and videos. This was our first time leaving him, he was in very good hands. We would trust her again with Winston in a heartbeat.
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Heather is AMAZING! Cooper had a great time at her house. I would recommend her to everyone! I had a hard time in the past leaving Cooper because you just don't know if he is being well cared for or not. Heather treats all the dogs like her own and I was so at ease on my trip knowing that Cooper was with her. She sent daily picture and video updates letting us know what Cooper was up to. He had a great time and I will be using her again in the future.
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We had a wonderful experience with Heather and we are grateful for the care and the flexibility. Our dog had a great time as we could see from the pictures - and even the video- that Heather sent us. We will be surely using her home again
What a great experience we had with Heather. It was the first time we left our puppy, so we were a bit nervous. When we met Heather we knew Bronco would have a great time. She took wonderful care of Bronco!! I would totally recommend Heather to everyone. We will be bringing Bronco back again. Thanks Heather.
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Heather and her family were exceptional hosts to my dog! I recommend her 1000X!!! I have a busy body, attention loving pup who requires a "special" someone. Heather was able to provide my dog with everything I asked for and even more. She was very flexible in the drop off and pick up times. She also responded very quickly to my meet and greet request. Heather provided me with daily updates and pictures for a week! She has a lovely dog who will keep your dog company and is pretty much the perfect example of a dog. I felt at home in her home as did my dog.
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