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Francesca B.

43 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Francesca's Resident Pets

Jerry
Dachshund
Female
6 yr 3 mo old
Benny
Mutt
Female
3 yr 3 mo old

Francesca's House

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

About Francesca

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Please note: I will not be offering house sitting for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the New Year holiday. (Updated: 10/17/16)


My husband and I have been caring for dogs for over 15 years and love to spend time with all pups of different shapes and sizes. When your pup stays with us, check out the hashtag #puppypfun on Instagram and follow us on Instagram @puppypfun to check in on your pup and see how he/she is doing!

Our home offers tons of space for your pup to play while you're away! Not only can they play inside and in the backyard, our home is in a calm and quiet neighboorhood perfect for walks/runs and there's a dog park nearby!

We are always looking for new places to take pups, so if you know of one, I'd love to know!

Whether your dog likes sleeping in a crate, on the couch, or the bed, we can accommodate! Treats and toys are always a good thing to bring along for them, to make them feel at home.

We have experience with dogs of all sizes, shapes, and medical conditions including administering oral medication and caring for dogs with limited mobility. We can also offer 24-hour supervision if necessary.

We have 2 miniature dachshunds, so we are used to lots of hilarious and silly behaviors- barking, digging, sneakiness, stubbornness- we've seen/heard it all! As long as your pup gets along with small dogs there is nothing we can't handle.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Francesca B.

43 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
$42/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 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.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Francesca's Home
$42 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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43 Reviews
Francesca was a great pet sitter - friendly, flexible, and fun! Most importantly, she was reliable and communicative.
Francesca did a absolutely above and beyond wonderful job with my dogs I would absolutely recommend her and I will use her again she is the sweetest girl and very conscientious
Francesca was fantastic with our two puppies (7 months and 9 months)! It was their first time boarding, but our apprehensions were quickly put to rest. Francesca took the time to meet with me and go over the puppies' quirks (finicky eater, puppy energy, food schedule, ect). During their stay, Francesca sent me update texts and even pictures! Her home is beautiful and you can tell Benny and Jerry (Francesca's dogs) are given lots of love. Our puppies were very comfortable around her dogs and with her and her husband - when we came to pick them up, they were relaxed and happy! I plan on booking with Francesca again.
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We had a little anxiety about leaving Murphy but Francesca and Zach welcomed him with open arms and treated him like their own. They are great peeps!!
Francesca and Zach were amazing with my senior dachshund Diesel! I got a ton of photo updates of Diesel looking happy as a clam and loved being able to see updates on their puppypfun Instagram account. When I went to pick Diesel up, he was having so much fun playing with the other dogs that he didn't want to leave. I will 100% book with Francesca again.
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Bit seemed like he absolutely loved his stay here. When I came to pick him up, we ended up playing fetch in their back yard for a few minutes. Francesca and her husband are great people and I won't hesitate to leave Bit in their care again.
Francesca and Zach were great! They were kind, quick to reply, and helped put my mind at ease about where I was leaving my fur baby, Lucky. Even though I was out of town for only 1 night, I recieved several pictures of Lucky and was assured that he was well taken care of. I also appreciated their flexibility with drop off and pick up times and will absolutely book with them again in the future. Thank you, Fran & Zach!
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Francesca was great with Gunther! Loved the updates and pics she sent!
This was our first DogVacay experience (first dogsitting experience with complete strangers ever, actually), which was a little nerve-wrecking for us at first, but Francesca and Zach took superb care of our little Tucker!!!

Immediately after booking with Francesca, she messaged us to let us know and make sure we were okay with the fact that she was also sitting two other dogs at that time (on top of her own two dogs)! Even with short notice, she worked with us to have a meet and greet with all the dogs, which I really appreciated. Prior to our arrival, she told me to bring anything that would make Tucker comfortable! She and Zach were very accommodating with our pick-up and drop-off times, and she sent us lots of pictures where we could tell Tucker was getting lots of love! Even with five dogs in her home, you can tell they each receive plenty of attention from two great hosts.

I can't wait to have Francesca watch Tucker again, and will definitely suggest her to anyone looking for a great sitter!
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Francesca was a life saver. I have never used a service like this before and not only was I pretty nervous but this was very last minute. She came over to meet us and I immediately felt good about everything. She was on time and communicated everything including photos and videos of my dogs. I will definitely contact Francesca again when I need a sitter!
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Francesca is one of the best sitters we've used with DogVacay. She is very attentive to their needs and loves to take them on walks and to the dog park. She sends us photos often as well. I would use her every time if I could.
Francesca was wonderful. I have a dog that needs extra attention and she was great to work with and made my dog feel safe with me being gone. She kept me up to date with photos and little notes to let me know how he was doing. Will be calling her again if for her services.
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Francesca was great to work with! She kept us updated on how Titan was doing the entire time we were gone. We would definitely use her again in the future!
Francesca was awesome. She took great care of our Junebug and made her feel right at home. She listened to all of our dog's little quirks and was extremely flexible throughout. All the pictures and videos we received while we were away let it be known that our dog was happy and healthy while we were gone.
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Francesca and her husband are wonderful! Highly recommend!
Francesca and her husband are so wonderful! They treated Millie as her own - sending us pictures and updates throughout her stay. We (and Millie, of course) highly recommend Francesca!
Definitely will be a repeat! Provided updates and photos/videos :) we could tell in the pics and video just how comfortable our dogs were with Francesca and her husband. We could also tell how much fun they were having with their pups as well. Even after we picked our dogs, we could tell how happy and relaxed they were. No complaints what so ever. I recommend her for sure!
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Francesca was awesome! Terrific with the dogs and super communicative with pictures throughout her stay. House was clean and neat upon return home. Couldn't have asked for more or better! Recommend her wholeheartedly!
Nothing shy of amazing!! I thoroughly enjoyed the services Francesca provided for my pup. Her and her husband were great and I definitely recommend them to all pet owners
Francesca did an amazing job with my dog Lucy! She was so sweet and very accommodating with my schedule! I knew after meeting her that Lucy would be well taken care of. I know Lucy enjoyed the daily walks and playing with her new friends Benny and Jerry! I really appreciated the daily updates and pictures from Francesca! I will definitely be using Francesca again and I highly recommend her!!
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Francesca did an excellent job with our 4 dogs, including a new puppy! She sent regular pictures, videos, and updates...not to mention she's super sweet. The house was clean and the dogs seemed genuinely happy. We will CERTAINLY be using her, hopefully for years to come. Thank you for making our vacation worry free!
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Francesca was amazing with my dogs, I highly recommend! If only I could pick her up and move her to NC with me
Francesca was an outstanding sitter. She watched both of my pups in my home and I never once worried. One of my dogs is very
skittish and afraid but Francesca put him at ease. My house was as clean as I left it and my pups were very well taken care of. I got daily updates and pictures. I feel very fortunate to have met Francesca!
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Francesca is a beautiful soul and treated my dogs as if they were her own and left my home as clean as I left it. I feel very grateful to have found her. Five stars!!!!
These two are absolutely amazing - took my ridgeback puppy on a one day notice after my condo flooded. Received daily updates with pictures and video. When the work was behind schedule they agreed to extend the stay an additional week and a half (again on late notice). Can't recommend highly enough - I know my pup received tons of love and exercise - thank you again Francesca!
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Francesca was a fantastic host! She kept me updated with many pictures and even some video! I'm very pleased with the care that Francesca provided to my dog Brody. I highly recommend her and would love to have her host Brody again in the future! Thank you!
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Francesca and her husband were absolutely wonderful with my senior dog. They were very understanding and accommodating of his needs and his medications. I forgot to include one of his supplements, and Francesca got in touch with me immediately to discuss it (she had even looked up the list of meds and offered to get the supplement!). I highly recommend Francesca. Thank you so much for caring for my baby!
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Francesca was a great sitter. I felt completely at ease with her watching our dog after surgery. And our dog seemed depressed this week when Francesca wasn't here. I highly recommend her!
My pup had a fantastic stay with these amazing people ! I would definitely recommend them!
Francesca was great! She spent loads of time with my boys, sent pics and applied a topical med to Andy's nose twice a day- which is hard to do on a squirming 75# dog! My house and dogs were both in great condition when I returned home.
First time having someone outside our family watch our dogs and it was SO worth it. We were in a pickle because my brother was getting married and all the family would be there at the wedding. We booked last minute, got picture updates of how the dogs were doing. She was great and when we got Home, the girls were happy! Would definitely use Francesca again!!!! She was great & efficient!
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Francesca was absolutely fabulous. She and her husband handled everything with great proffesionalism. Our dogs can be a handful but they were great. I was concerned initially because we would be out of contact for a long period but the dogs were happy and healthy when we returned. I would definitely recommend them wholeheartedly.
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Parker always has a great time with Francesca and Zach!
Francesca and her Husband were awesome. This is the first time our kids have been away from home for ANY length of time. This was a test stay for our vacation coming in September. Although Neko was a little anxious they handled it like pros. There was one issue but appreciate the way they handled it.
I am now excited about the vacation knowing the kids will be taken care of.
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Parker is sleeping the day away after another great trip to Francesca and Zack's!
Francesca was awesome! My girls loved staying with her and were much more relaxed than a traditional boarding would have been for them. She even helped teach my 5 month old puppy how to walk on a leash! Will definately call her again if I need to board my girls.
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Francesca is just awesome! Our dog Millie loved her stay. She was pooped when we picked her up earlier this week :). We were sent pictures and texts, making us feel very comfortable while away from our girl. Highly recommend!
Francesca and Zach were great with my big dog! I received tons of pictures and videos and they made the whole process stress free. Would highly reccomend!
Francesca and Zack are the best! Between the doggie playmates, the walks and the dog park, Luna came home happy and exhausted. I can't recommend these guys enough. They will take amazing care of your fur babies.
Our dog Chloe, loved playing with Benny, we could tell they had a blast, since Chloe was worn out from running around (they had previously met during a meet and greet, and got along famously).Francesca and Zach were the best, they sent us photos, and text updates, showing Chloe helping out with the laundry, and relaxing with the family. Francesca responds quickly to emails, and immediately could tell that she was a dog person, which made leaving our dog with her, less of a gut wrenching experience, versus leaving her at a boarding kennel. Thanks again guys, for hosting Chloe :).
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Francesca was great. Sarge was right at home with her and the other dogs. Sarge was at home waiting for us when we got back and equally tired from her vacation.

Francesca was very responsive and I could tell Sarge was well taken care of.

Thanks Francesca!
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Francesca and her husband Zach were amazing with our puppy Dachshund, Lucy. This was the first time we left Lucy with anyone and Francesca helped give us peace by sending photos, videos and sharing with us how Lucy was settling into their household. They took her for walks, played with her and kept us updated on her stay. Lucy whimpered the first night we had her home because she missed her new friends, Bennie and Jerry!! I will be using Francesca again to care of our Lucy and highly recommend her. She loves dogs and is very down to earth and easy to talk with, this all helps in making an easy transition when you are leaving your 4 legged friend.
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Francesca and her husband Zach did an amazing job with our chaweeenie and lab. They took every care to make sure they had a stress free fun vacay. We will def use her again.
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