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Denise C.
Rochester, NH 03868
7 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Denise's Resident Pets

Miniature Schnauzer
8 yr 8 mo old
Miniature Schnauzer
11 yr 8 mo old

Denise's House

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

About Denise

39 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm retired, but working part time mornings. I share my home with two low key lovable Miniature Schnauzers, one male (Casey) & one female (Ella). I have mild allergies to pet hair, so can only take non-shedding smaller dogs into my home. I prefer to evaluate who I allow into my home, as I do not want to put my own dogs in harms way with an aggressive animal, therefore, a meet and greet will be required.
I own my own home on 1 acre of land, however, my yard is not fenced in, and I live on a very busy main road. Dogs must arrive with a collar or harness, as they are put out on a lead that runs from my home to a tree out in the backyard or I walk them around my yard. I do have extra collars if needed.
I personally hate leaving my dog in a kennel if I have to be away, so would like more people in this area to offer this same type of service. That's why I've decided to offer this service out to others. My objective is to house an animal to make it feel like it is in a home away from home, rather than in a sterile kennel environment with dogs barking all around them and no one around at night to care for them. I am known to spoil animals that I care for and fall madly in love with them all.
If needed, and if the dog is not aggressive, I can also groom and bathe your pet, but did not want to offer this up as a service, but rather on a case basis. That would incur an additional $10 fee for bathing and an additional $35 for grooming. I groom my own dogs every 6 weeks. I've also been known to trim nails and clean teeth for free as a caring service, as needed, and if allowed by the owner.

Proof of vaccinations for rablies, distemper & kennel cough will be expected at meet and greet.
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Can administer oral medicine
Denise C.
Rochester, NH 03868
7 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 11, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Denise's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
7 Reviews
Although I hate to leave Lacey...she is always excited to see Denise and Ella! As soon as we pull into their driveway Lacey's tail starts to wag and she is excited to rush to the door. This is certainly home away from home for her! Denise is quick to Send updates about Lacey's stay which my whole family looks forward to, and she has always been flexible with drop off and pick up.
We never thought we could take a long vacation and leave our two dogs for 10 days. Denise made this possible. I can not say it enough on how GREAT! she is with our dogs, she is kind and caring and I know my dogs will miss her(till next time). thanks a million from Judy, Rocco, Matt and Brian :)
This was the first time we have left Madigan and given she is still a puppy, we were very nervous going away for 2 weeks. Additionally, our son wanted to be able to take her for a few days while we were gone. Even though she already had other commitments, Denise was very flexible and worked out a schedule between her and my son that made things very easy.

I missed Maddie terribly, but Denise sent updates and some pictures that just made me laugh. I knew Maddie was having fun. Denise also broke out one of her extra large crates, so Maddie could have her own little doggie condo!

It's nice to know we now have someone we can leave Maddie with if we want to go somewhere. We will definitely be using Denise for our next trip.
Denise is hands down AMAZING! She was very thorough in the meet and greet and I could tell that she has had prior experience with dog sitting. She has a great sense of confidence and caring in what she does and it shows. Denise asked me if I wanted updates of how my dog was doing throughout his stay and I said yes. Like clockwork there was an email every day with highlights and notes about his behavior, playing, eating and bathroom habits(which could have been better)! I appreciated her attention to the details and her professional demanour. I will recommend her services to others and will be a repeat customer! Thanks again Denise!
RR - Hampton, NH
This was Lacey's second stay with Denise! Lacey was as excited to get to Denise's house as Denise was to have Lacey! It makes going away much easier.
Lacey was very well cared for and loved while in Denise's home. It was the first time we left Lacey and we will definitely use Denise again. She sent us updates and pictures which allowed us to be able to enjoy our vacation.
I was very pleased with the care my dog received while in Denise's care. My dog was very well taken care of and Denise hated to see Lucy leave. It meant a lot to me to know Lucy was in a safe, loving environment while I was away.
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