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Amy D.

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20 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Amy's Resident Pets

Gus
Labrador Retriever
Male
11 yr 7 mo old
Peso
Havanese
Male
7 yr 0 mo old

Amy's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Amy

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi and Welcome to PUPS LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN! We are Amy and John and 8 year old son, and have been caring for dogs for over 18 years, we love all sizes and temperaments, so long as they can hang out with our resident dog, Gus. Gus is a senior labrador retriever and hasn't met a dog or person he doesn't love! Our home has a pawtastic large and grassy backyard that is perfect for your pups to lounge in during their stay. Each Vacay day for your pup includes walks around our neighborhood and park and/or unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home. We are also able to provide transportation to your vet in case of a pup-mergency. We also offer: Home pick up/drop off - Bathing - Additional walks - Care for elderly or disabled dogs. Inquire within about these additional services! We can't wait to meet you and your fur-babies! Loves and cuddles from all of us are included!

MORE INFO:
I work from my home office in real estate, so I am home a good part of the day and during the evenings. I have a LARGE open grass area in the backyard for your dog to play and a doggie door for constant in and out.
A LITTLE BACKGROUND:
I grew up always having at least one dog in Ohio and Minnesota and have lived in Arizona for over 18 years. I own my home near Paradise Valley Mall and picked it for the large yard and close proximity to a neighborhood park for doggies to roam and play. I currently have a fun loving male Labrador, Gus, who is overly friendly, submissive, and neutered. I've had Gus since 6 weeks old, trained to fit in perfectly with the family and absolutely loves to play with other dogs! We have hosted many other dogs over the years.
PRIOR TO BOOKING A STAY:
I do require that we have a Meet and Greet prior to your dog’s first stay so we are confident that all dogs will have an enjoyable time together. We like to meet at my home so you can see where your dog(s) will be spending time, they can get familiar with all of the new smells, and everyone can meet my dog, but can arrange for your home or other location. I know some trips are last minute, so for last minute bookings I ask that we at minimum talk over the phone. I also offer doggie daycare in my home, includes up to 10 hours and may be needed if your overnight stay exceeds 24 hours.
THE YARD & SETUP:
The entire outside area is surrounded by at least 6 foot block wall with a secure gate. The back yard has a large covered patio with fans and large grass area with plenty of water, The side yards have gravel and trees. Access through the doggie door to the living room.
OTHER GUEST DOGS:
I am open to host multiple guest dogs at a time. The dogs that come stay here are friendly and well cared for by their families. I will introduce dogs individually and watch to make sure everyone gets along. I DO NOT accept dogs that are not friendly to my resident dog during Meet and Greets!
DAILY ROUTINE:
-Everyone eats separate to avoid conflicts and so they do not eat each other’s food. Feeding is done per your regular feeding schedule.
-Inside and outside access has no restrictions.
-Guests dogs can sleep inside on their dog bed or any location or in their kennel or outside based on your preference. You can bring your own bed/kennel or one will be provided.
THINGS TO BRING:
Please bring your dog’s food, any treats/toys you would like them to have, any medications, collar with id tag and whatever you feel will make them the most comfortable. I have food and water bowls.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR DOG’S STAY:
-They will be happy, loved and played with along with daily walks and playtime
-Photos/videos are sent each day via DogVacay app or text/email unless you ask for something less frequent.
DROP OFF & PICKUP SCHEDULING:
Once a reservation is made, let me know in advance when you would like to schedule drop-off and pickup times. Regular times are between 7am-8pm. If you need or prefer, I offer to come to your house for drop off and pick up for $20 additional fee and you determine the times. If travel changes or stay time needs to be extended, please just let me know as much in advance as possible and it shouldn't be any concern.

THANK YOU - HOPE TO MEET YOU and PUPS SOON!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Amy D.

Online Now!
20 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amy's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Amy's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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20 Reviews
Amy is AWESOME! I feel totally comfortable leaving my dog Mazie with her. She truly cares about dogs. She kept me up to date with pictures and text messages. We had a Meet and Greet a few weeks before Mazie's stay. When I dropped Mazie off for her official stay she ran to Amy's door! She was excited to be in Amy's home! How great is that!
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Amy did a great job taking care of our dog for her first overnight stay. It is so nice to know our dog is in the comfort of a home where she has the freedom to play indoors and out, gets lots of attention and pets.
Amy and her family were awesome to our two dogs! We were in search of a "home away from home" for our dogs to stay when we leave town, and we definitely found it. We will be bringing them back to her from now on!
I was nervous about using a service like this, but was sure my dog would let me know how Amy treated him. I scheduled several daycare days, then an overnight to decide if I wanted to leave my dog for a whole week. On the second trip to Amy's my dog whined for me to open the car door and he ran to Amy's front door, so very happy to be back there again. On the third trip he starting making happy noises as soon as we turned onto her street. He wanted in the house so badly, he almost pulled me over getting there. I knew he would find a way to tell me how he liked it, and from his actions, I know Amy treated him well and he had a great time. I have now scheduled two, week long trips and feel very comfortable leaving him with Amy.
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Amy was great! Ri had a great visit at Amy's house. It was a loving, fun & pleasant home with a new fun friend to play with. I will definitely use Amy again when the opportunity presents itself.
My new go to, for dog care. Awesome!
Amy is fantastic. I have an elderly dog. She was loving, patient and attentive to his needs. Also, great backyard for dogs to play or relax.
Highly Recommended! You can tell that Amy and her family know what they're doing when it comes to dogs and dog care. We were able to do a pre-visit meet-and-greet to ensure our two greyhounds would get along with their two dogs, and there was no issue.

During their week+ long stay, we never worried once about our dogs. Amy sent us regular updates and made us feel worry-free during every interaction and experience.
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Our golden had a great time...we weren't sure whether he wanted to go home with us or stay with the other dogs when we picked him up!
My greyhound Simon spent the day with Amy a few days ago. It was his first time staying with anyone else, so I was concerned about how he would do in a strange house with people he didn't know. Amy sent me frequent text updates and pictures so I would know how he was handling the situation. When I picked him up 8 hours later, he was a happy, stress-free and (best of all) worn out dog. I'm already planning to take him back next week. Thanks Amy!
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First time guest with Amy and it was great! Received pictures and updates to reassure us our dog was in good hands.
Would highly recommend Amy-she was great with Nicki
Amy was awesome with our 9 month old mini labradoodle. She treated him just like family and they had lots of fun playing. I appreciated the daily updates and photos. I will be using her services in the future.
Amy surely has THE touch for dogs. I'll use her in the future when the need arises.
Amy was so sweet and caring with my dogs, I felt like I was leaving them with family. We are in the middle of moving, and dropping our pups off at daycare with someone we trust was such a huge relief. Plus, the dogs loved her so much I don't even think they missed me. If I need a sitter in the Scottsdale area again, I will definitely book with Amy!
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Amy is a great dogsitter for my dog Kai. Amy was great with sending pictures and Kai always looked happy and relaxed. I would use her again for sure. Highly recommended!
Amy took good care of our dog, and followed our instructions for restricted activity due to knee surgery. She sent photos and texts while we were away. Amy was easy to work with. I would be happy to sign up with her again.
Our older dog had a great stay with Amy. From the original meet & greet to picking our pet up, we all had a super experience & we've already booked our next stay with Amy.
This was our first time using DogVacay and we were very happy to find such a great host. Amy and family were very friendly and welcoming and obvious dog lovers. Amy sent me picture update and text during the day long stay.
At pickup, our dog was happy and tired. Amy even sent us home with a new stuffed toy.
It was a great experience for us and our Maisy!
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Amy and her family were and are awesome, our dog thoroughly enjoyed her vacation with Amy
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