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Liz G.
Alexandria, VA 22312
43 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Liz's Resident Pets

Gus
Bernese Mountain Dog
Male
6 yr 2 mo old

Liz's House

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Outdoor area

About Liz

We are an active family with two young children that enjoy going for walks and to our local parks! Our house has a good sized, fenced yard in a very dog-friendly neighborhood. We only work with one family at a time, so your dog(s) will be happy to have our full attention! We have lots of love to give to four-legged friends, but travel prevents us from giving a dog a full-time home.
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Liz G.
Alexandria, VA 22312
43 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

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

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Liz's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
Daycare At Liz's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
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43 Reviews
Liz and family are great! Coco thinks it's her second home.
Liz (and her darling 2 young children) are just great with my little terrier. Our dog is growing up about the same time as her youngest and she is greeted as a long lost family member. We love and trust leaving her with Liz.
Liz was great! Kona came home exhausted and happy - I think he was grinning for about 2 hours after I picked him up (and then he napped for the next day and a half). Pics each day as well as status reports - I couldn't have asked for more.

I'd definitely book with her again.
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Liz was wonderful! Our boxer Captain had a great visit and was pooped when we got him home! Liz was very friendly and accommodating! Lindsey
Great boarding experience with Liz. Thanks for the flexibility with our flight delays and being available so late in the evening for us to swing by and pick them up.
Liz was great. Great communication and she made our dog daisy feel like she was at home. Thanks again for making our first experience easy and smooth.
As always, Scout had a wonderful time. So much so...we think she wanted to stay there. Hmmm...
Liz is terrific. Always sending us updates with photos. She is the epitome of what we love about the DogVacay concept: You feel like your pup has a second home she loves also.
We had a great experience with Liz. Our big Golden has come almost everywhere with us his whole life; since he'd never been boarded or even away from home without family caring for him, this was new territory. I was put at ease right away when we visited Liz in advance- she was immediately laid-back and easy with him, and I could tell right away he was going to be completely fine there. She was wonderfully easy to work with leading up to our vacation, and flexible when we needed to drop him off early to catch our flight for the 6 day trip. We got daily pics of him on walks and having a great time and couldn't have asked for more.
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Liz was very flexible and attentive with our needs. We loved daily note and photo, showing how our dog was doing. We could tell that our dog had a blast with Liz and her kids!
This was the third, and longest time my dog has vacationed with Liz. I always feel comfortable leaving because Liz has a way of taking loving & playful control of the dog upon my arrival so I can say goodbye without feeling like I'm leaving a sad dog. My dog is happy & comfortable when I walk out the door. I love the updates Liz sends so I know my dog is okay. She does a wonderful job with my dog's special dietary and medication needs. Nine days later I picked up a healthy & happy dog. Liz is competent with dogs and my dog likes her and her children.
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Once again, Scout had a terrific time with Liz and her family!
Terrific as always! Liz was able to take our dog with one day notice due to a surprise business event. Scout loves her and the kids?
I left my two year old dog Roxie with Liz for a week and it could not have gone better! Liz sent me many pictures and updates throughout the week and it made me feel much better leaving Roxie behind knowing she was so well cared for. Liz walked her three times a day and Roxie got on great with her kids. Thank you Liz!!!
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Our 18-month old Cairn Terrier, Scout, loves her stays with Liz and her family. She gets excited the minute she gets out of the car to go in and say hello to her friends...and she simply adores racing around the fenced backyard. Liz is wonderful about sending us pics and updates when we are traveling. I cannot recommend her enough.
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Liz is terrific and Scout just loves being with her! We are so comfortable leaving our furry family member in her home.
Liz took great care of Kaya.
During the drop off, she really listened to me and made me feel comfortable that she understood dogs and would follow protocol with Kaya. During the stay, she sent photo collages and text updates several times a day, and I could see that Kaya was getting lots of exercise and attention.

When I picked Kaya up, she was tired and happy, and she has been her usual happy self in the last week. I would love to have her stay with Liz again!
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I've had Cosmo stay with Liz twice, the first time went fine, no real complaints. This second time however: well, the story is long but the short version is that my dog was attacked in her yard by another dog while in her care. He required multiple stitches and had to undergo general anesthesia and requires ongoing antibiotics and pain medications. While already horrible, had my dog been smaller, this incident could have ended significantly worse. I would recommend that you verify with Liz for the entire time of stay, the number of dogs that will be staying at her house and whether she is familiar with all of them before leaving your dog. I would also recommend that you verify whether your dog will be left alone when there are multiple dogs at her house at any time. While for some folks DogVacay is a good way to have your dog have some fun while taking care of another family's pet, for other people this is a business, which means volume is the key to profiting. I won't be leaving my dog with Liz again. Final note, I was impressed with DogVacay's handling of this very unfortunate situation.
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Liz was great! She sent us pictures of Eve while we were gone and was flexible with our last minute schedule change.
Liz is so great. Takes few dogs and keeps them all under control...and ours loves and respects her.
Liz was fantastic. We were in the South Pacific receiving daily pics and updates on our dog and her new friends. It was a great comfort.
Liz was great. I left my dog with her over the holiday weekend and she was very accommodating to my schedule. I would definitely leave my dog with her again.
Carlie, my 9 month old puppy, had a great time with Liz. She enjoyed the fenced in yard and playing with Liz's children. Liz had previously cared for my senior Golden who also had a very good time.
This was my dog's second sleepover with Liz. Liz took her swimming two days (her favorite daytime activity) and sent me pictures. She had so much fun I was a little worried she wouldn't ever want to come home! My dog is good at communicating how she feels about places where I've boarded her and she gave Liz a rave review!
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Molly says: "Two thumbs up." My dog has high anxiety, but she was immediately relaxed when we visited Liz and her sweet children. She has a gentle manner, but is able to command my dog's attention even in my presence (no one can do that). Another words, Liz is extremely competent and good with dogs. While I was gone she sent me photos and email updates every day which I very much appreciated. I saw my dog looking relaxed which helped me to relax. I am already making plans for my dog to spend another few days with Liz.
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Liz was great again. We were able to get away and relax knowing our dog was taken care of. Liz has my highest recommendation.
Liz was our first dog sitter and I think we got it right. We received emails and photo updates which is a plus! We left the dog with her for three days and would not hesitate to leave him longer next time. Overall, she is wonderful and caring sitter for any dog.
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Liz was great! She was very flexible with pick-up/drop-off times and was obviously a dog lover. We will definitely use her again if we need to leave our dog for the weekend.
Liz came through taking a last minute reservation for our 14 yr old dog, Abby. We got updates and pictures and Abby seemed to have a great weekend! Great experience.
Liz was fantastic with our dogs and very professional. We look forward to leaving them with her again, knowing they are in great hands!
My dog loved her time here! Liz was great - sending pictures of my pup playing in the backyard and lounging in the kiddie pool. The family-feel of this place definitely helped my dog feel at home. I will definitely bring my dog back here!
Within hours of dropping off my pups, Liz sent me a pic to show them settling in. She kept in touch the entire time. And when I showed up to pick them up, they were in the middle of their feeding routine and were listening intently to her. they obviously felt very comfortable with her.
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Liz was a great sitter. She kept Aspen very busy during her stay. Aspen is a furry Samoyed, so to help kept her cool on hot days Liz set up a water feature that Aspen could play with. Liz also has a wonderful fenced in back yard for the dogs to run around. I would definitely recommend her.
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Liz was very friendly and flexible. She sent me several texts with photos of my dogs while I was away. Everything seemed to go great. I did hear one of my girls growled at her husband which made him a bit apprehensive. I also didn't realize another dog would be staying there. But after an introduction all the dogs got along well.
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My elderly golden Camden definitely had a special experience with Liz and her family. Her small children gave Camden lots of loving and biscuits and were even able to walk her. Her fenced yard was a perfect place for Camden to hang out and enjoy the spring weather.

I picked up a very happy dog today. Liz's e-mails and pictures helped a nervous "Mom" cope well with leaving a much treasured fur child. I have already talked to Liz about a sleepover vacation this fall.
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Liz and her kids took excellent care of our Golden Retriever. He loved playing with them, especially in their big, fenced yard. I would recommend Liz without reservation.
I am definitely going to use Liz the next time I have to go away. Putter was happy, healthy, and totally exhausted from playing with the kids and in the yard. Thanks so much for the TLC your family provided her.
Liz was great. She is super sweet with two sweet kids who loved playing with out Golden. Great house with great yard!
Our dogs stay was Awesome! Her kids love dogs and she has a great fenced in backyard for the pup to play. I would absolutely recommend Liz!
Liz took great care of our dog even when he got sick while we were away. We appreciated her updates and contacting us with questions as needed to care for him.
Liz and her family are friendly dog-lovers. Great size backyard, and kids who like to play with the dogs. I picked up a very relaxed, happy dog after a week away.
Liz did a great job of both taking care of our pug Slider for our 10-day vacation and keeping us updated on how things were going, to include a couple pictures a day to help feed our need for updates. We'll be sure to use Liz again and would highly recommend her to any other DogVacay users!
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My dog Toby seemed to have a really good time with Liz and her family. They have a great yard for running/playing and he came home totally exhausted - a definite plus! Liz kept me updated on how he was doing while I was gone, as well, so I didn't have to worry about him at all.
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