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Sarah A.

32 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Sarah's Resident Pets

toby
Greyhound
Male
0 yr 11 mo old
Evan
Greyhound
Male
0 yr 11 mo old
Sophie
Italian Greyhound
Female
15 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Sarah's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sarah

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Need peace of mind while out of town? I take top quality care of every animal that comes into my home and they always have the comforts of home! I am home a majority of the time since most of what I do is in my house, so the pets are supervised constantly. My house is sectioned off with gates to keep the dogs safe and happy and I welcome meet n greets beforehand so you can feel at peace for where your pup will be kept! I also instill good manners while here as well. If you wish to improve your pups manners or behavior I can work with them while they enjoy their vacation! I Have been a dog trainer for 3 years now and have worked for both Petsmart and K9 Solutions of the area. I got my trainers license from Animal Behavior College and I am constantly trying to find new and innovative ways for training. Every pet has their own comfortable spot on the couch or area they are in. Daily walks and playtime in the yard, including fetch to help to wear them out while you are away! I adore my dogs Evan and Toby are off the track greyhound rescues and Sophia is my miniature greyhound who I have had for 12 years now! I do have a cat (more like a dog) and does not have front claws but is very laid back and tolerant of everyone! Next time you wish to take some time for yourself rest assured that your pups will become a part of the family!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sarah A.

32 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sarah's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$45 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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32 Reviews
Our dogs have spent at least 20 nights with Sarah over the past year or so. While I won't take time to review each stay separately, she has always been great with our two flat-coats, and VERY patient when our younger one was a puppy! They love to go to her house! Sarah is very good about drop off and pick up times, too, which sometimes are hard to predict (at least when we are flying from somewhere.) I couldn't recommend her more highly.
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Sarah was wonderful with our dog. He loves to go to her house!
Bailey had a great stay with Sarah, would definitely stay again!
Sarah is very kind and caring -- our dog had a great weekend with her!
Sarah is always very flexible and gives great updates on my baby Winnie. Thanks Sarah!
Sarah was great with our Lab puppy, Laney! She kept her busy during her vacay! She also taught her how to be calm, which is a plus for us! Laney is going back for a second vacay with Sarah.
Sarah took very good care of Milo while I was away on business and was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times.
Joy enjoyed her time with Sarah ;)
Sarah's great! Our puppy has stayed with her twice and always comes back happy and well-cared for. She a true professional. Sarah even gave us updates on our pup while we were away:)
We scheduled a daycare appointment and bath with Sarah and were very pleased. We wanted to try things out so that we'd have a place to take Bandit if we take day trips or need to leave our home for any family emergency. We've always had two dogs, and in the past, have hired our neighbor to take care of them. But our senior dogs have passed, and our current is a 1 1/2 year old Aussie; and we didn't want to leave him all alone if we had to leave. So that's what led us to Sarah on Dogvacay. I think, like most dog owners, we're so hesitant about leaving our dogs because they don't understand why you're leaving them; so it's an emotional experience. Knowing you're leaving your dog in a safe, loving home makes the separation so much easier. Sarah is a dog trainer and knowledgeable about dog behavior and I felt confident of her ability within minutes of meeting her. So not only is she capable, she loves dogs, and I know my Bandit was in great care. She also offers bathing, which is a great option that's available. I also would like to pursue dog training in certain areas with Bandit. I will most assuredly be recommending her to others. Truly a five star recommend!! Sincerely, Joanie Custer
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Sarah is great!
Sarah took great care of Maple for me! She was great about communicating with me and demonstrated a strong understanding of dogs. She was understanding about Maple's hesitation with other dogs and allowed her the time and space she needed to feel comfortable in her temporary home. I will definitely have Sarah dog sit for Maple again!
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Miles had a great time with Sarah! She kept us up to date with pictures and he always looked so happy. He also had other greyhound buddies to hang out with, I was so glad he wasn't alone. I would leave Miles with her again in a heartbeat!
Buster and Lucy apparently had a great time at Sarah's. They usually don't eat when we are gone from them, but neither of them had lost an ounce that's for sure! They were happy when we picked them up. She has a fenced yard, but takes the pups for walks. I was worried about the fireworks on New Year's Eve and Sarah was very tolerant of my text messages and calmed me. She made sure they were comfortable and distracted from the fireworks. I will definitely take Buster and Lucy back to Sarah, and highly recommend her. Thank you Sarah!!
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Sarah was wonderful. She responded to ALL text/emails very timely during the visit. Sarah had Girleigh Girl outside(walking/potty) so she would be prepared for her trip home when we arrived. She is knowledgeable about the care she gives to her animals. Her home is truely a haven fit for an animal prince/princess. Very accessible from Garner, Eastern Raleigh, FuquayVarina, Willow Springs and other common areas. Girleigh Girl will be visiting again. Wonderful experience to have your child/pet cared for without worries. Thank you Sarah.
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Sarah was so great with our 6 month old golden doodle puppy. He is a bit nervous about other dogs and she put him (and me) at ease. She was also very responsive as I had to book her at the last minute. We loved getting text updates while we were on vacation. We were missing our pup and we were able to enjoy our trip knowing he was ok and getting lots of love and attention with Sarah. I would not hesitate to book with her again!
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Sarah was very accomodating to the times we needed to drop our dogs off and pick them up. She took them for a lot of walks and played ball with them. She also have me updates throughput the weekend.
Sarah was great! We felt extremely comfortable leaving our greyhound with her, knowing that she is an experienced dog lover!
Sarah has a great deal of experience with dogs and handled Coal very, very well - he is a big, affectionate intact male. She was responsive to our text requests on how he was doing, with very detailed reports on how he was adjusting to a new place. She is flexible and efficient in scheduling meet and greets, drop-offs and pick-ups, and had all Coal's supplies ready to go when we collected him. We would certainly leave him with her again, and that says a lot, because we are CRAZY about our dog!
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Sarah was great. She made us feel at ease leaving our 6 month old pup Ronin with her for a week. She sent notes and pics during the week. She had other pets there for him to play with during the week and I loved she works from home so he was able to hang out with her while she worked. Thank you Sarah! We will use you again for our next trip!
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We would definitely use Sarah again!! Stella didn't want to come home.
Sarah was the first person ever to watch our boy Bear while we had to take a last minute trip out of town. Knowing how nervous I was, she kept me updated and sent pictures of him "helping" her make cookies :) We really appreciate her thoughtfulness, and she will definitely be at the top of our list when we look for a sitter next time!
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Sarah was kind enough to send a pic each day of Callie and let me know she was doing fine. She was also flexible on me picking her up since I was later getting home than expected.
Sarah was WONDERFUL!!! Attentive, caring, kept us informed by sending photo texts. We hope to use her again. Thank you!
Riley was immediately at home with Sarah and her dogs. I will definately use her again.
Sarah was great! She obviously loves dogs and really takes time to learn their personality! She communicated with us daily and sent pictures! Will definitely use her again!
Sarah A was great with our puppy. He had other nice dogs to play with and seems to have enjoyed his time with her. She kept us updated during our trip with texts about his wellbeing.
Sarah was awesome - she sent us daily pics and kept us up on how our dog was doing. She is very experienced with boarding and training dogs, and it truly is a dog vacation for our dog. We had to extend the stay by several days and Sarah was very accommodating which helped us tremendously. Thanks, Sarah!
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My best friend “Winston” (Vizsla) stayed with Sarah for approximately two weeks and had a blast with all the comforts of home. Her two dogs made excellent playmates and were also very well behaved. It was nice to get pictures of what he was up to while I was away. I am very pleased with the amount of exercise and care she gave him during his stay. She was also very patient and understanding with his anxiety during a particularly bad thunderstorm. All the pacing and whining would drive most people mad. After I brought him home he quickly fell right back into his normal routine as if we never left.

Thank you Sarah!

-Joe S.
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Sarah was a great host for our dog. You can tell she has a lot of experience with dogs and is a great dog owner herself. Our dog was happy, healthy and enjoyed his time at her house.
Hogan and Lucy's stay with Sarah was wonderful. Not only was it a pleasant environment for both dogs who have very different needs but there was also able to work on some training issues with Lucy has a little more hyperactive. You can tell she really cares about the dogs that she has is it her home.
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Our dog, Wayne, stayed with Sarah over a 4 day weekend and I don't think he wanted to come back!! Sarah is so welcoming and loving towards her own dogs and treated Wayne the same way. We received at least one picture of Wayne per day with an update. On the way back, our flight got delayed, and Wayne had run out of food. She happily gave him some of her own and was totally fine with us being late for pick-up (something a kennel would not have done!). The dogs were let out to run around in a fenced in area a few times a day, for up to an hour! She also gave him a cute light that goes on his collar for night walking. We highly recommend Sarah!
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