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Amy D.

45 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies

Amy's Apartment

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

About Amy

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a condo in Alexandria very close to 395 and King Street. I am on the ground floor, with a small fenced-in patio, and a grassy area beyond. I am on the back of the building, so no car sounds, front door buzzers, or other loud sounds that may cause a dog to be uncomfortable. I have a regular 9-5 job, but am home most of the rest of the time.

I grew up with a Dachshund, then a Shih-Zhu. I love dogs, including my hound mix niece, Abigail. (She's the one in the photo asleep on the red couch.) There is a Golden Retriever and Dachshund that I regularly care for when their people are out of town. (I also take care of a cat, but no one's counting.) When their people return, they always tell me their pets came home "happy and relaxed".
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Can administer oral medicine

Amy D.

45 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 2, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amy's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
45 Reviews
Amy took good care of Phoebe while I was gone and sent me pics so I knew the pup was doing well. It gave me great piece of mind. Thanks, Amy.
Amy was awesome! She treated our fur baby with tons of love and attention. She kept us updated on how he was doing with pictures and messages. It was a great experience for him and us!
Our puggle, Ava, had a great 4 day Vaca with Amy. I knew Ava would have anxiety issues so Amy helped her to feel at home quickly. She sent lots of pictures and kept me well informed of how Ava was doing. Amy is very sweet and her condo is cute and clean. We will definately be requesting Amy again in the future!
Amy watched our dog while we were on vacation, and I honestly could not imagine a better person to entrust our pet to. She loves dogs, and gave us daily updates on how he was doing, including adorable photos. Drop off and pick up was easy, and Amy was very easy to reach through text.

It was much easier to relax knowing our dog was being cared for by such a wonderful person.
Fabulous care. Despite some puppy antics, Amy was still incredibly loving with my big girl and sent tons of pictures. It is obvious she truly loves dogs. I highly recommend her. Thank you Amy!
Izzy had a great stay with Amy. She was very accommodating with our last minute arrangements and made pickup and drop off a breeze. I got pictures every morning and night and was able to see Amy really helped Izzy feel at home. We will definitely see if she is available again.
Amy was fantastic with our Abel boy! We have never left him with anyone besides family and were a little nervous, but she took great care of him. She sent lots of photos and gave daily updates on how he was doing. Thanks Amy!!
Our Ginny had a great Vacay while we were away. Amy was terrific!
Amy took care of our two dogs, one of which was a senior dog that required a bit of extra care. Amy was very helpful and communicated with us on a daily basis about how things were going. She was very easy to work with and the dogs felt right at home. The dogs transitioned back to our home after their stay as if they never left home.
Thank you Amy!
Amy is absolutly the BEST! She watched max for 10 days, and took amazing care of him. This was our first time leaving Max with a sitter, since we got him from the shelter. Max has separation anxiety and Amy was wonderful and patient with him. Amy gave me such a peace of mind, knowing he was in good hands. She listened to all my concerns and silly little notes. Amy sent me multiple photos and video updates every day!! It helped us enjoy our vacation even more knowing Max was happy and getting such sweet care. We are so lucky to have found Amy! Thank you!! :)
Amy was wonderful. She responded quickly to my email and my golden retriever Jessie loved her. She was also flexible when I needed to extend my trip for a day. Thank you Amy!
Amy is absolutely wonderful and my timid pup adores her! Amy is flexible, professional and dotes on my husky. I received updates regularly and never had to worry. Thanks Amy!
Amy was great! She took good care of Pepper, was easy to get ahold of, and sent us pictures throughout his stay. He was nice and happy when I went to pick him up!
Amy was wonderful with Saki. She made sure that Saki was comfortable and that he had plenty of walks. Amy sent lots of pictures and updates as to how Saki was doing. Saki is an older dog and needs medicine and probiotics and Amy made sure his needs were met. She even helped Saki get up on her bed when he was struggling with jumping. I felt very comfortable having Saki stay with her and I will definitely use her again next time we go out of town. I highly recommend Amy and would encourage you to try her out for your dogs next vacation.
Amy was GREAT!! She sent me picture of my dogs the whole time and kept me updated on their eating habits, etc. I would use her again!
We've taken our pup to Amy twice now, and she's been wonderful. Amy's really great about sending updates and pictures, which we greatly appreciated. She handled our high-energy dog well and even moved her furniture so that he could better see out the window. He was happy and not stressed a bit when he got home. We will definitely rely on Amy for pet-sitting in the future.
Amy recently watched our greyhound Luna for an extended weekend. As with our first booking with Amy, we had a wonderful experience and Luna was well taken care of. We absolutely recommend her services!!
Words can't express how happy I am that I picked Amy to watch my little guy!!! I could just tell how happy he was to be there with all of the amazing pictures she sent to me!
Amy is AWESOME!!

My dog came home happy and relaxed (and I was super nervous because it was our first time apart) and she sent me lots of pics and updates letting me know how he was doing.

Thanks again Amy - we'll definitely be calling you again the next time I travel!!
Amy was such a great host for Walter! He can be a little shy with other dogs, so being the only pup at Amy's was perfect for him. Amy sent us lots of pictures so we knew that Walter was having a good time. He even got to nap on the couch and in bed, so we knew he was relaxed and happy! Thank you Amy!
My dog had the best of care with Amy, even though my dog had last minute medication needs - Amy was able to handle it in stride. I was updated frequently and my dog had a great vacation at her home which was perfect for my dog.
Amy was awesome! We got lots of updates on how our Boston Terrier was doing while we were away. I would highly recommend her to others, and we plan on booking her again the next time we are out of town.
I had a fantastic experience boarding with Amy. She was quick to respond, personable and flexible. I was a little nervous about the process, but she set me at ease and sent me updates on my pup during the visit.

I pup had an excellent stay with Amy! My dog is a little timid with new people but she warmed up to Amy right away.

I will certainly be booking my next dog vacay with Amy!
Amy was wonderful. She kept me updated with pictures of my Molly all weekend and was very flexible with pick up and drop off.
I have used Amy more then once and I plan to use her in the future. She is absolutely amazing and my dog enjoys visiting every time!
Amy is amazing. I was gone for a week out of the country and upon my return and during the times I had WIFI I was provided with great pictures and updates. I know my dog is already looking toward his next vacation with Amy
As always, Amy is such a wonderful host!
Our dogs had a great time with Amy. We loved the updates and pictures we were getting from Amy and our dogs always looked happy and relaxed. We would recommend Amy to others and plan to use her when we have another trip out of town!
This was my first time using Dogvacay and Amy was great! I got updates throughout the week and Amy was flexible with pick/drop off arrangements.
Yay! Bingo had a great time, as always. Camp Amy is a great vacay spot.
Amy was so great with our dachshund Sadie. Sadie is temperamental and very sensitive and Amy went out of her way to make Sadie feel comfortable and secure. She kept us posted with texts and pics daily to reassure us that Sadie was doing well. We will definitely be using Amy again next time we go out of town.
Amy was great with Chloe and sent picture updates throughout the stay! I felt very comfortable knowing Chloe was being well taken care of :)
Amy is great with dogs! My dog, Bingo, had such a great time with her, and she was able to manage his, um, mischief very effectively. Highly recommend!
I booked Amy for (2) long weekends in a row to watch my 2-year-old golden retriever. Amy is easy-going, flexible, and made me feel comfortable with leaving my pup with her.

She responded right away to my request for a meet & greet a month before my trips. She gave me a tour of her condo and answered all of my questions.

Amy was so flexible for me to drop my pup off early before work so I could catch an early flight out of town. She was also great about keeping me updated while I was away with texts and pictures. Amy clearly goes to every length to make sure your baby is comfortable while staying with her, including keeping his normal bedtime routine of sleeping in bed.

I am so glad I found someone I can truly trust so that I have peace of mind when I am away! We will be using Amy again, for sure!
Amy was fantastic. She sent daily text updates on how my dog was doing and was tremendously understanding and accommodating to my schedule, even as traffic snarls and other mess held me up. She was always very responsive, and my little Aussie seemed happy as a clam!
Amy was fantastic in every way. She is a great with animals and was a great communicator to help us feel comfortable while our dog was with her. Could not be more positive.
We could not have been happier with our experience. Amy sent us regular updates with pictures, and our dogs looked so happy in all of them! She even took them on multiple walks a day! We would recommend Amy to everyone, and we see our pups having multiple vacays there!
Amy was a great host and her house is clean and well maintained. Razzle had a great stay and received lots of kisses and cuddles. We will be calling Amy again!
Amy was an amazing host and my dog, Bella, was a happy dog upon my return. Bella had the coughs and Amy was willing to take her to the vet if things got worse, though luckily it didn't come to that. I got daily updates on her activity and poop schedule, and photos of her lounging about. I would highly recommend Amy.
Amy was so sweet and great with Madison. She did a wonderful job keeping me up dated over the days I was gone, complete with photos. I had a potential flight delay upon my return and she was more than happy to make adjustments if needed. I will definitely use her again in the future!
We had such a great experience with Amy! She recently watched our greyhound for a week and we were extremely pleased with the care Amy gave Luna. We received messages every day on how Luna was doing and pictures of her in all her napping glory :) We felt very secure that Luna was being well taken care of and all her needs were being met (and more!) We will definitely be booking Amy in the future and more than recommend her services!
Amy watched our dog Ellie for 4 nights. During our time away, Amy sent photos which was comforting to us especially because we could tell our dog was making herself right at home! She also let Ellie sleep in bed with her which is a treat for her since she has to stay in her crate at home. Amy was very flexible, working with our pick up and drop off schedule and she made us feel very secure leaving our dog with her. We will definitely be using her in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for a dog sitter! Thanks Amy!
Had a great experience with Amy !! Our dog came home happy and relaxed. She sent pictures and videos and showed us how much she cared. Will definitely leave our baby with her again ??
Amy was great! She was very accommodating in meeting me for a meet n' greet. Her place was clean and tidy. I also was able to drop my dog off before she went to work. She kept me posted on how my dog was doing and communicated with quick replies. I am very fortunate to have found her!
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