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Barbara N.

18 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier

Barbara's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
9 yr 7 mo old
Shetland Sheepdog
9 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Barbara's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Barbara

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love dogs and cats, want them in our life, and want to shower them with affection. We've had dogs continuously for 35 years and have lots of experience. We've had Shelties, a Poodle, a Dachshund, and now an 85 lb. black Lab named Delilah and a 20 lb. Sheltie named Bentley who are as sweet as they come and who get along wonderfully with other dogs. We have a two-story home with finished basement and our visiting canine friends will have access to the main floor and basement. The bedrooms on the top floor will have closed doors to limit access. We have pet-friendly couches for their comfort. Your pet would dine in the tile-floor kitchen along with Delila and Bentley. A typical day would start with a two-mile, 40-minute walk through our tree-lined neighborhood with lake, which usually features ducks and geese. On our walks, we usually look for rabbits and squirrels, while being greeted by other canine friends barking "Hi!" Upon return, dog biscuits for snacking, some play time, and relaxing on the couch. My husband works from home and also loves dogs, so your pet will always have supervision until my return home after lunch from teaching pre-schoolers. An evening stroll would round out the day. Of course, pets must have all current vaccinations and be on flea prevention. Our pet sitting services are great because your pet(s) will be pampered and loved as our own. When you return, they will be excited to tell you all about their fabulous vacation with their newfound friends!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Barbara N.

18 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbara's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Barbara's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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18 Reviews
We could not be more pleased with Barbara taking care of our "Rumba" while we were away. Any of our future pet sitting services will be with Barbara as our first choice!
Another great experience boarding Maggie with Barbara and Carl! Highly recommend!
Another great experience boarding Maggie with Barbara and Carl! Highly recommend!
Barbara is a true dog lover. If you are someone who is particular about who your dogs stay with, you needn't have a second thought with Barbara. She treats our dogs like they are her own. One literally could not ask for more. It is one less stressor for us to worry about when we can take our dogs to her home. And our doggies come back relaxed and well exercised! Thank you for being there, Barbara!
I have used dogvacay several times with great results and this time simply followed suit...knowing you are leaving your best friend with kind, considerate people and picking up a happy, well adjusted buddy at the end of the stay is such a relief! Barbara is welcoming and allowed Winston to fit immediately into the pack, kept me up to date daily with pictures and gave me comfort. Thanx for a great stay and I will use her again!
My dog, Alex really loves Barb. She is so loving with him. I feel so comfortable knowing he is happy and safe with her. She and her husband have had him at their home a few different times. And they both are great with him. I would recommend them to anyone who needs someone to watch their dog.
Barbara was awesome! We rarely leave our dog, so were a little nervous. She took Sport on a lot of walks and kept us updated. We were able to enjoy our day and not worry about him. We will definitely be using Barbara again!
Barbara took great care of my dogs! She kept me well informed each day with photos. One of my dogs required two oral meds twice daily and Barbara handled it well. I wouldn't hesitate to leave my dogs with her again.
From the minute Barbara contacted me I felt completely at ease about leaving Gracie in her and Carl's care. They were very conscientious and attentive throughout her stay. What a great experience for us both!
Thanks to Barbara and Carl, we had a few days away with absolute peace of mind that our dog was well-cared for. They were wonderful! We enjoyed the daily updates and pictures and could tell that Maggie was perfectly fine and happy to be there. We highly recommend Barbara and Carl and will definitely call on them again for future boarding.
Barbara and Carl were fantastic hosts to our girls! One of our pups is very anxious, but was able to calm down and even play and nap. We will definitely be booking again soon!
We couldn't have been happier with our experience with Barbara. She was great in keeping us updated daily with letting us know how our dog was doing. She sent several pictures throughout the stay and provided us with reassurance on how well our sweet dog was doing. Our dog was so calm and well adjusted when we picked her up we knew she was well taken care of. We would definitely use Barbara again and would highly recommend.
This was the best dogvacay that Jojo has ever been on. She went above and beyond at making him feel right at home. Barbara was quick to respond to our request and was extremely accommodating at the last minute. I was kept up to date on jojo's activities with pictures of him having fun! He got plenty of love, snuggles and long walks on his stay. We will definitely have Jojo stay here again and would absolutely recommend Barbara to you! We were able to get away and feel confident that Jojo was in good hands. Thank you Barbara!!!
This was an excellent experience. First time using petvacay and it was such a good idea. We have boarded Andy on multiple occasions but this was far superior. I could tell from the moment he met Barbara's two dog's Delilah and Bentley this was a good choice. We had several updates and pictures on how he was doing which put our mind at ease. Our pup was taken on several walks, which was so nice, he is a hyper guy when he doesn't get a walk. I was so impressed by this experience and glad we branched out from our normal boarding experience. I highly recommend Barbara and will be telling all of our dog owning friends about this experience.

Thanks Barbara!
Barbara loves our dogs from the minute they get to her house until we pick them up. Her unconditional love for them is second to none.
A picture really is worth a thousand words! Barbara sent us photos of Tyson and Sami during this stay that say, "we are loved and so happy!" They have a very special bond with her, her wonderful husband, and their own two furry family members. Thanks to them, this recent stay made our time away from them less stressful for us!
Daily walks and lots of unconditional love make Barbara, her husband, and their two doggies the top choice for us when it comes to leaving our boys for a few days. They are also considerate of our personal needs. It just doesn't get any better than this!
Barbara is a genuine, unconditional dog lover. She and her husband took loving care of our dogs. They treated them like family. It really takes special people to love someone else's dogs. Barbara, her husband, and their precious Delilah do just that. We love them!
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