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Sue B.

180 Reviews
72 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • 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
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog, Boxer, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Sue's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Sue

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
*** Your dog's second home. Dogvacay host since March 2012! SW Portland, near Lake Oswego and Tigard. On almost 2 acres of property, our non-smoking home is around 3200 square feet including 800 square foot indoor play area, for bad weather play. We back up on Tryon Creek State Park.
Our yard is super secure with a double gate system like dog parks, only private.
Holiday stays are repeat boarders only, have you dog stay before the holiday to qualify.

We ONLY accept dogs who are spayed/neutered!

We can also care for special needs dogs that need medication, potty pads and special diet. We have a large 1/3 acre fenced in area for the dogs to play.

My husband, Alan and I work out of our home as photographers so someone is always here for the dogs. Dogs can be boarded overnight or just during the day. I like to work on behavior training and tricks for treats for our campers, sometimes they learn something new, my dog did.

ONLY nice, non-aggressive, Small to Medium size dogs, with the occasional Large dog like Golden Retrievers, Labs, Portuguese Water Dogs and Golden-Doodles.
Ask for a Free meet and greet.

IF my calendar indicates I am BOOKED, it could be a day when dogs that leave and stay are counted as staying, I may be available for repeat guests.

Small and Medium dogs up to 40 lbs.
$ 35 per night.
Daycare at $ 25 per day
1/2 day (up to 5 hours) $ 15
Special rates for:
*** Puppies 18 months - 2 years old,
(Sorry no puppies under 18 months old)
***Special needs dogs (multiple medications, diapers, potty pads)
***Large Dogs 41 - 80 lbs.
$ 40 per night.
Daycare at $ 30 per day
1/2 day (up to 5 hours) $ 20

(Occasionally accept: Extra large dogs 81 lbs and over, depending on the other fuzzy guests.)
$ 50 per night
Daycare $ 35 per day
1/2 day (up to 5 hours) $ 25 )

( ***Ask for custom quotes for these options )
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sue B.

180 Reviews
72 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 23, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sue's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Sue's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
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180 Reviews
Sue was great and our dog, Yogi, was in good hands! We'll definitely work with Sue again.
Sue was amazing! She was able to accommodate our cavalier on a busy weekend and he has never been happier. I cannot recommend Sue more, she took great care of our boy and he can't wait to go back again soon.
Sue was great! She is very knowledgable about dogs, knew just what to do to make our nervous pup comfortable. She has a great fenced in area for lots of safe exploring, something we do not have and our dog really enjoyed. We look forward to having her watch him again in the future!
Sue was great to work with and sent update photos to ensure us that our dog Berkley was doing fine!
Sue was great! I'll be bringing them back again if I'm in the area.
From the first contact with Sue B I knew that this was the perfect place for our Lab Otis. During his stay Sue kept us updated on his daily activities. Otis loved his visit and I know we will be booking again with Sue! If you are looking for a clean, caring, and very special place for your dog, this is it! Her yard is amazing, and the interaction with the other dogs who may be visiting is just the right mix:). Whether you are looking for day care, or overnight boarding, this is the perfect setting! I can't thank you enough Sue - you are the best:)

Thank you Sue for taking such great care of Otis, and Otis will be back to play!
Sue takes care of Louie as if he was her own. He is always excited to go stay with her, and I know he is in good hands. She is great.
Sue was our first pup's first dog vacay... and she was a wonderful first experience. We felt completely at ease leaving our dog at her home. It was fun to get pictures too! Would love to be a repeat customer!
Awesome as always
Our dog, Willoughby, always loves going to stay with Sue. He stayed with her over spring break, along with a few other dogs, and he did very well. She sent frequent pictures, which we loved seeing, and was happy when returned. I love that he gets the comfort and attention of home plus the fun of other dogs.
Sue is amazing !! it was my boys 1st time staying over and they loved it!! She is concerned with their safety and she genuinely cares for their well being. she wants to know everything about them to make their stay safe and enjoyable. thank you !!
This was our first time using DogVacay and we’ll certainly be repeat users! Our pup was well cared for by Sue. She sent us daily updates through texts and photos which reassured us that all was well. She has a very welcoming and clean home with plenty of toys for the friendly dogs she boards and a wonderful, secure yard for them to run and play!
Sue was friendly and kind. It was a delight to leave Rita with her.
Sue took wonderful care of our elderly Lab. He was happy, healthy and calm upon pickup! He really likes staying with her!
We were so happy to find Sue through Dog Vacay. We were stressed out after our previous dog sitter stopped watching dogs, but were put at ease once we met Sue! Our boys loved the yard and the company of the other dogs and have already been back for another visit!
Our dog celebrated her 13th birthday with Sue (complete with a party) . Shortly before we left, our dog started having some age related issues which stress from being at a different home, and around other dogs, made worse. Sue was wonderful about dealing with everything. There is no one I would have trusted more with our old girl. I have always loved the frequent updates and great care which is why I recommend Sue to friends who need a place for their dogs.
Sue took wonderful care of Louie. Kept me updated and sent pictures every day. He came home a very happy pooch.
Sue and her family were wonderful with Linus, who had a long relaxing weekend at Rocky's Play House. Sue communicated easily and frequently and helped me with my first booking. She's a professional.Thank you so much!
the dogs always have a great time
awesome visit as usual.
Sue was super friendly during the whole process. She went above and beyond- being available to watch our dog on short notice after just coming home from a long trip herself. While we were away, she sent us the sweetest photos of our girl who was happily allowed up on a bed for maximum comfort.
As always, Moose had a wonderful time! This is his second home! Thanks Sue and family!
We've been taking our dog (medium-sized labradoodle) to Sue for 1.5 years now and have had consistently wonderful experiences. We typically leave him there overnight for a few days or a week and even up to three weeks. He is always happy to see Sue and we love that he gets treated like he is at home, sleeping at their feet, playing in the yard, feeling at ease. Sue is responsive, flexible and great with Willoughby. I highly recommend her!
Sue is great! Whenever we need to board out little Tako- we take him to sue. She is great about sending updates and photos so I can see how our fur baby is doing! It makes me feel much more confident that's he's safe and I good hands. We highly recommend Sue!
Excellent care for our elderly Lab.
Sue is awesome! She really cares for each dog, meets special individual needs, and keeps me updated with photos of his activity. My dog looks forward to going to Sue's where he feels like family. He comes home happy, and I know that he has been well cared for.
Sue is the best!
Sue is very helpful with adding dates when she can!
They always have a great time.
Awesome place for the pups
Sue takes great care of the dogs at her place and she stays in touch with you over the course of the visit. My pup came home happy and tired, two very good signs in my opinion.
Thanks for all of the photos and videos on instagram. Kirby had fun with you and can't wait to see you again.
Sue is great! Tako loved coming here and playing with all of his new dog buddies! I think he missed them when he came home! Sue sent me pictures all week of Tako playing so I knew he was safe and having fun. She even sent us home with some fresh veggies from her garden- a great treat when you live in the city.

Already making another appointment to bring Tako back :)

Highly recommend her for your fur babies.
The dogs love coming to Sue's
This was the first visit for Benny and Maggie. Sue was great with them. Her home is just what I want for them, a safe clean and loving space. They are nervous and protective of my family, but really liked Sue!! Yeah! Thank you!
My 2 large dogs, Buddy and Marley, spent a week in August at Rocky's Playhouse. They have been to otherlocal boarding spots butthis was by far their favorite. Sue and family welcomed my dogs into their home and magnificent yard with love (and all the right toys!). We received pictures and other notes every day so we knew Buddy and Marley were in good hands.

I highly recommend Sue and her wonderful PlayhouseMy doggies will be vacationing there again for sure.
Re Dog Vacay-- o, this was my first book. It it wasry positive experien— eas and efficient. I would not have found Sue withouit. . .
This was 4th time (?) Gabi stayed with Sue. Tail started wagging as soon as we pulled up, and she greeted Sue enthusiastically. Several pics of a very relaxed smiling dog during duration of her stay. My vacation was more enjoyable knowing her needs were not only being met, but that she was getting the ultimate social experience (and play date) as well. I love that this is a family style setting - works really well for my dog (since that is all she has ever known). Picked up one very happy (and tired) dog tonight. Thanks Sue - really appreciate it ;-)))
Sue was a wonderful host for our chocolate lab, Sammy! Sue is well organized, friendly and genuinely cares about the animals. Sammy loved staying with Sue and playing in their spacious outdoor space - he wanted to stay longer when I came to pick him up! Thanks Sue!
Kirby always comes home happy after being well cared for. Thank you!
This was Olly's first time boarded. Sue put me at ease answering all my questions. She had a really nice secure back yard. She kept me updated with pictures. I will definitely use Sue again to care for Olly.
Sue was great with Margot. She sent us adorable pictures and was available by phone for updates of her pick up and drop off times. Their yard is lush and perfect for the puppies to play :)
Great host. My pups love "auntie Sue".
great with all dogs!
Our dog is always in good hands when we travel with Sue B.!
Sue was very nice and experienced in dog sitting. She sent several pictures of our dogs to us each day letting us know how they were doing. Dogs looked happy and well cared for and that's all we want. I would highly recommend her for your pet care needs! I'm sure Bear and Cub will be visiting her again in the future. Thank you very much Sue!
Sue was great! sent us photo/video up dates everyday and even got some special treats for her. will definitely use Sue again!
I took our lovely, aging pooch, Denali, to a number of boarding places and she was clearly uncomfortable until we brought her to Sue. I was impressed with her attention to detail and she made both Denali and I feel right at home. During our vacation, Sue updated us with messages and photos. We couldn't have felt more secure leaving our beloved dog behind as we traveled than we did with Sue.
I can't say anything but positive things about Auntie Sue, I have given her this name because my dogs were so well taken care of. She has become family to me even after only visit. We got updates as soon as I dropped off the kids. She is definitely Pawsome!!!!!
I've reviewed Sue before, and as always we love her and the care she gives our old girl. We love our vacations, but even while we're away...we look forward to the many updates and photos Sue sends to us. Don't know what we'd do without her!!
Our dog had a wonderful time and was treated very well. Sue did a great job.
Great as usual, I use Sue any time I need a sitter for my blind cocker spaniel and big lug golden retriever
Great as usual, I use Sue any time I need a sitter for my blind cocker spaniel and big lug golden retriever
Great as usual, I use Sue any time I need a sitter for my blind cocker spaniel and big lug golden retriever
Great as usual, I use Sue any time I need a sitter for my blind cocker spaniel and big lug golden retriever
The dogs LOVE going to Sue's. My cocker spaniel is blind and very attached to me, and she does great with Sue.
Sue provided great care to my dog Sophie. She even sent a video of my dog having a great time in her yard. I highly recommend her !
Sue is the best! Whether it's for a day or a week, I always love having Sue watch my two dogs.

From the fun photos she texts me, to the obvious state of happiness that the pups are in when I pick them up, I absolutely love knowing they're well taken care of by Sue.

I'd highly recommend Sue and I'll continue to work with her myself.
Moose is always happy to come stay with Sue!
Sue was fantastic with our dogs. They seemed to be pretty sad when we got them home and realized Sue wasn't coming with them. Would highly recommend Sue to everyone!
Sue watched our dog for a week while we were on vacation and we could not be more happy. Sue knew exactly what our dog needed and even sent us texts letting us know how our dog was doing. If I ever need someone to watch our dog again, Sue will be the first person I call.
I left my mini poodle with Sue for the weekend. It was her first time staying with strangers since I rescued her this summer. I was nervous about leaving her because I was unsure about a lot of things...not knowing her history. Sue was very reassuring and when we did our meet-n-greet, I could see that she was very experienced with all types of dogs and personalities. Coco liked her right away which was a good sign. During the weekend Sue sent me texts and photos to let me know that Coco was doing okay. In one of the pictures you could see that Coco was happy because her tail was just a blur! When I picked Coco up, she was happy to see me but I could see that she was very calm and stress free. It was great to be able to get away for some much needed R&R and have the peace of mind to know my pet was so well cared for. I would highly recommend her and would definitely use her again.
D came back home happy and healthy!
I have total peace of mind leaving Cleo with Sue.
As always, our experience with sending Max to Rocky's Playhouse was fantastic! Max always has such a good time and we always appreciate the pictures and updates Sue sends us!
We had a wonderful experience and are grateful for the care and flexibility offered us. Thanks so much!
Sue was absolutely wonderful! Her daily pictures of my happy little dog were great and I knew my pup was in great hands. I would highly recommend her!
Sue was fantastic! She was a great communicator, responded to our needs so well- and teddy had a great time. She texted pictures and Teddy was clearly having such a great time he didn't want to leave:)
Our dog is part of our family and Sue treats her as such. We couldn't feel more comfortable with anyone else. Our dog is old and needs pills, and meals with supplements at special times, and Sue is so accommodating. She keeps us updated as we travel, both with how things are going and with pictures. We are so glad we found her!!
Simon has stayed with Sue a few times now & I'm so appreciative of how well she takes good care of him. Her text updates & photos are most welcome & reassuring of how much he is enjoying his "vacation".
Sue had our labradoodle for 3 weeks! It was so hard to leave him for so long, but we saw pictures and heard stories about how well he was doing, and how much she was enjoying him too! He clearly felt comfortable with Sue and her family and did not seem at all anxious when we picked him up. Thank you Sue!
Sue was a wonderful host to my boys and I will most definitely leave them with her again. Loved how she sent us photos each day on our phones. I would then forward them to my daughter who lives out of state so she could also see how well Sora & Charlie were doing.
Awesome as usual
Sue is my dog's favorite! He is always happy and excited to see her. He has separation anxiety, yet with Sue, he barely notices when I leave. I won't board him with anyone else!
Roxie always has a good time at Sues. Highly recommend.
We came across DogVacay by accident while searching the internet for another option to board our dog. We are happy with our experience with Sue. The meet and greet made us feel comfortable enough to leave our dog with her. Sue sent us many pictures and let us know daily how our dog was doing. I was concerned that our dog might not eat but she knew special tricks to get him to eat. Sue was very accommodating and sensitve to our needs. I highly recommend Sue and will use her again for our dog.
Boon is always well taken care of at Sue's. We can go on vacation, relax and receive daily updates on his activity. Great experience!
This was our first time leaving our 1.5 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound for a full week. Sue, Rocky and family were all amazing! Sue encouraged us to get Otis comfortable with her home by bringing him by for daycare a couple times which was a wonderful suggestion. He bonded with one dog, Django, who ended up being there for his full week stay, helping him to be much more comfortable. Sue sent us pictures and updates on a daily basis and even took care of things when Otis ran out of food (THANK YOU!). We highly recommend Sue for daycare or boarding and are certainly planning on scheduling with her in the future! Thanks again so much Sue!
Sunny actually was at Sue's for 8 days. She is so awesome and gives him the same loving we give him at home. He has such a good time and plays so hard he sleeps for days when he gets home. I cannot say enough about the awesome experience we have had...we don't like to leave our baby, but know he is in good hands. We cannot thank her enough.
Sue always does a great job and sends us pictures often throughout our vacation to reassure us that Max is having a great time! He truly loves Sue and gives her kisses when he arrives there. It is so apparent that she has a deep love for dogs and we always feel great about leaving Max there during our times away.
What a nice place for our quiet dog.
I was extremely hesitant to leave our 1 1/2 year old and 4 month old French Bulldog puppies anywhere while we went out of town for a week, especially with someone I didn't know, but this site was an answer to our prayers. I connected with Sue and she agreed to watch my dogs. We had a meet and greet in which she was so comprehensive about finding out everything about my pups as well as getting to know them, and to see how they interacted with her dog and the dogs she was day-sitting that day. My dogs also had a play-date with her before we left on our trip so that the puppies would feel more comfortable when they went for their week long stay. Sue sent updates multiple times a day as well as multiple pictures. Her and her husband Alan were so loving and kind to our dogs and enabled us to not worry while we were away. They were willing to do everything and anything it took to make sure that our dogs felt comfortable with them. I would definitely use Sue again.
Luke was happy as a clam as usual. Came home tired!
We were very happy with our experience with Sue. She is responsive, flexible and wonderful with our dog. Our dog was nervous to leave us but seemed to do very well and we loved having him in a home atmosphere! Thank you so much Sue!
Sue is great and very caring. She sent us update photos from day one and every day after so we see how is Mimi doing and getting along with another dogs. We enjoyed her photos every time and made us relaxed and helped us enjoyed our vacation. Sue said Mimi is welcome back to her home and we will take her back for our next vacation without any concerns. Sue is very reliable and understands different breeds, traits and the individual dog's personality. Thank you Sue and her husband, Allan.
Sue and her family are fantastic! I appreciate that she was able to pick up our dog for his "vacay" time. I love the photo updates we receive on him. It is comforting that Sue is savvy about how to handle the dogs and how to address health issues. Our little guy had a great time playing with other dogs in their nice backyard and was treated like a beloved family dog. :) Sue, you are wonderful! :)
First of all, I tried to give Sue 5 stars, but it wasn't working. Having said that, we left our Bernese Mtn. Dog with Sue for a little over two weeks. Sue would send us pictures of Harley every day. You could tell he really felt comfortable at Sue's home and she quickly made him part of her family. He loved hanging out with the other dogs and enjoyed her large yard.
I would highly recommend Sue for your dogs needs. Especially if you want someone who will show your dog love, concern and respect.
Gabi (our Soft Coated Wheaten) has stayed three times with Sue - the first couple times for a couple nights, the last stay was 11 nights. I've always been nervous about leaving her with someone I didn't know, but Sue is fabulous! She genuinely cares about the dogs staying with her, and takes the time to figure out what works best for each one.

Sue made this really easy - we just dropped Gabi off with a good supply of her normal food, snacks, and bed, and we didn't need to worry about her after that. Daily updates and pics were provided, so we knew she was having a good time and making lots of friends.

We picked her up today - one extremely happy, well adjusted, and socialized dog (we even got to meet the rest of the dogs on Vacay which was a bonus). After 11 nights of what was essentially her biggest play date ever, she is happy to be back home (and may sleep for a couple of days;-)))

It is great to have a safe and dependable care provider when we need one, and will not hesitate to leave Gabi with her again in the future.
My second experience was as excellent as the first... Thanks!
wonderful dog lovers and a great place for your pooch... Thanks Sue!
First off, I was nervous to leave our dog. We typically have him travel with us but was unable to take him on this trip. From a friend's recommendation we tried Sue and I am so HAPPY we did. She was excellent with him and put my mind at ease. She sent me texts with updates and photos which also helped us relax. Our next trip away from our little guy will be even more enjoyable knowing he will be so well taken care of!
Sue is wonderful! Super communicative and helpful. Teddy didn't want to leave at the end of the day, he loved having a yard!
Our dog stayed with Sue while we were visiting Portland before Christmas - and it was really great. He got so much attention and was worn out every day! We'll definitely have him stay with Sue again when we're in Portland!
Moving can be a very stressful experience for both people and their pets. When I found out I'd be moving out of state for a job, I knew I needed to find the perfect person to help care for my dog during this transition. Not only was I looking for someone to provide doggy daycare but I also needed someone that I could count on for boarding.

I researched several caregivers on DogVacay and chose Sue due to her location, pricing, and extensive amount of positive reviews. I submitted a request for a meet & greet and was very impressed when Sue was able to arrange a meeting on such short notice. During the meet and greet, Sue was extremely friendly and answered all of my questions and concerns. She pays attention to detail when it comes to caring for the dogs, which made me feel that I knew I could trust her to provide everything I would want for my dog. Sue made a very good first impression and I knew immediately that I would be using her for my doggy daycare and boarding needs.

I returned a few days later to drop my dog off for boarding. Knowing that I was leaving my dog with Sue really helped to relieve my anxiety about being apart from my dog. She updated me with message texts and pictures throughout his stay. I always had peace of mind that everything was going well. Of all the times I have left my dog with a caregiver, I have never seen him be so happy.

Sue is a very warm and caring person. You can tell that she really enjoys taking care of the dogs. Not only is Sue a wonderful person but her home is very welcoming. The dogs get to enjoy a nice homelike atmosphere and there is a large backyard. Considering the quality of care Sue provides, her prices are very reasonable. She is very flexible about scheduling and DogVacay makes payments incredibly easy. I will definitely be bringing my dog back to Sue in the future. I highly recommend her, you will not be disappointed.
I am so grateful that I found Sue. We had an unexpected illness in the family, and needed someone to watch our dogs for an indefinite amount of time while we were in the hospital.

I found Sue, explained the situation, and she was so so caring and understanding. And the best part, our dogs were so happy. It was one big thing I didn't have to worry about while my focus was on other matters.

Sue sent me funny pictures of the dogs having fun around the house and they absolutely loved loved loved the big backyard. And just to mention it, the backyard was perfectly, carefully, fully fenced in, every little corner, which erased my paranoid tendencies.

Sue was just fantastic, I can't even say enough about our experience and we're so grateful for her help and flexibility and understanding.
Sue was great! Very communicative, flexible, and attentive. Teddy had a great time, and didn't seem eager to leave! She sent two text photos throughout the day- and was very prompt with everything. All around an excellent experience!
My dogs love being at Sue's so much that they have mixed feelings about coming home! We never have to worry about their being unhappy while they're there and can enjoy our vacations fully.
Sue, was excellent. Django had a great time with her!
Sue's a great host, very friendly. Her property has a yard in the back for Dexter to run with the pack. She recommended a vet for us to use, since we were new to the Portland area.. The vet is also awesome, no ridiculous charges!
Max, as always, had a great time at Sue's! He knew the minute we drove into her driveway that we were there and couldn't wait to get out of the car! When Sue greeted us, Max greeted her with a kiss and was ready to play! During his stay, Sue sent several pictures of Max having a great time with his friends. We always feel so comfortable leaving Max with Sue. It is apparent she loves dogs and they love her right back!
This is the 2nd time has watched our dog Rascal, and I couldn't be more pleased. He is well loved and cared for while with Sue!
Everything worked out as planned and my dog seemed reluctant to come home! Would definitely recommend her.
Rascal had a great stay. Sue sent me photos and texts while he was there, which I really enjoyed. I would definitely take him there again.
We are so thankful we found Sue! Max truly loves to stay with her and it made our vacation that much more enjoyable knowing he was having a great time too. She sent us daily photos of Max playing with the other dogs. Sue even goes above and beyond the call of duty! I didn't send enough food and she was happy to go out and buy his special brand. We would not hesitate to recommend Sue to anyone looking for a loving person to care for their pet!
We love Sue! Our princess is rather old and spoiled and Sue makes us feel ok about leaving her. We look forward to her updates while travelling, because we probably suffer as much separation anxiety as our dog does!!
excellent as always
Scout has found his heaven at Sue's place. First time he stayed with Sue and Rocky for over 2 weeks. The yard is huge and it seems that every time he's there, he finds a new buddy to play with. I love that they also have a big empty room for rainy days for the dogs to play in too! Thank you Sue and Rocky!
As always, sue is wonderful. She takes such good care our our little buddy. We hate to leave him but certainly feel better knowing he is in such good hands.
Ryan really enjoys staying with Sue and her family. I feel that Sue truely care about her clients (both the people and the dogs). I received many pictures and updates about Ryan during his stay-- that was super super nice. I would recommend Sue to anyone that want their dog to have a good time, and want peace of mind while they are gone.
As always....Sunny is so well taken care of by Sue. She loves him like her own which is exactly what we want. We are secure when we leave that our sweet boy will be happy with Mama Sue
Our dog Roxie came home happy and seemed like her stay was very comfortable for her. She is ready to go play again.
This was Tuck's second stay with Rocky and Sue. As usual, Sue was very flexible with pick up and drop off times, and Tuck came home happy and tired. Thanks again!
Sue is very kind and knowledgeable about dogs. Ceddie seems to enjoy the stay with them very much.
The dogs do great at Sue! Home away from home
Sue is 6 stars. We had flea trouble-the Front-Line didn't work. She went to the vet and found out that fleas are developing immunity to it so she gave Sal a treatment the vet gave her. And a flea bath-no charge!
Just re-pay for the new flea stuff! We've just moved to the country and have new dog issues and Sue was right on top off our needs. She is conscientious, helpful, kind-hearted, knowledgeable-we feel fortunate to know her. Sal loves to go there.
Sue did a great job in caring for Max during our recent vacation. It is obvious she (and her family) have a love for dogs! She regularly sent us photos and even a video of our Max and his new friend playing in the yard. Before our stay Sue asked for a copy of Max's health history to ensure he was up to date with his vaccinations, flea treatments, etc. This not only protects our puppy, but other dogs as well. I would not hesitate to recommend Sue to anyone looking for a safe and loving place for their dog to stay! We will certainly keep using her for all our vacations! Krista M.
This was our second year with Sue and it was great! Lizzy was a happy Beagle and so were we knowing that she was in great hands--it really helped make our vacation more enjoyable knowing she was so well cared for. Thanks Sue.
Sue obviously loves caring for dogs. She was great w/ our Frenchie & Yorkie & we felt relieved knowing they were in good hands while we were out of town. Her yard is huge, gorgeous, and completely fenced-in & it was great to know that our dogs had lots of outside time.
Pogo enjoyed the stay with Sue
We've had Simon stay with Sue a few times now & our (& his) experience has been great. Its quite reassuring that he's being taken care of & in very good hands. Thanks very much Sue!
Because we once had a bad experience leaving our dog with someone, this time we looked and looked and looked, very worried about finding the perfect foster mom. Our dog's meet-and-greet at Sue's gave us confidence that we could travel overseas for three weeks and have a happy, healthy Lhasa Apso to come home to. That was indeed the case! I believe it was like going to camp for our dog, that she enjoyed great care, attention and affection, friendly doggie company, a big, beautiful fenced yard, etc., and actually thrived in our absence. Sue sent texts and photos, and now we know we can travel again because we have a place we can trust. It means the world to be able to trust someone. Her dog Rocky is a sweetie, too. I highly recommend.
Sue was a great host for Tuck while we were away for 12 days. She sent almost daily photos and texts to let us know how he was doing, and told us funny stories about him when we got back. So good to know he was being looked after and keeping busy with other nice dogs while we were away. Thanks Sue!
Sue was excellent. She treats the dogs with such love! Also, her home environment and backyard really serves a nice, open, and fun zone in which the dogs can enjoy themselves and/or lounge leisurely. I greatly appreciate that she accommodates for our dog's diet and his easily-matted hair. Thank you for your great service, Sue!
Sue is the best!!! My Godiva was happy, safe, loved and secure during her vacation with Sue and her family. As a frequent traveler it gives me piece of mind to know that my dog is as well taken care of by Sue as by myself.
The daily pictures and updates were very much enjoyed by my family.
She is the only person we will hire to care for our dog in the future.
Sue was great with sending me text photos of my Westie and even a little video! Very considerate of all my concerns. We did a meet and greet so she could see how my dog would fit in. I love her BIG fenced yard.
Sue is very responsive and flexible. She and her husband really go the extra mile. When we discovered her fenced yard may provide sufficient containment for most dogs, but not our little escape artist, they went right to work reinforcing existing areas and blocking other areas most dogs would never even think of getting through.
The effort they took to make sure our little girl would be safe reassured us we were leaving our dog in caring, responsible hands.
The tail-wagging didn't hurt either.
Thanks, Sue, for providing Stella a home when we're away from home.
We could not have been happier. Our dog is a 10 year old, shy princess. Sue took great care of her and kept us updated while we were traveling, which really eased our minds. We will definitely be taking Millie back!
Our dog Simon's overnight stay with Sue was terrific. She & her family welcomed him as a family member & we really appreciate her care for him.
As always, our little friend was happy to stay with Sue during our vacation, and we know she was well cared for. Thanks.
I have lost count of the number of times Sunny has stayed with Mama Sue. He always comes home happy, healthy and tuckered out....especially if Ellie is there. Sue is so caring of our little guy which is why we keep using her over and over again. She treats our baby like her own.

Gini & Pat
Moose had a wonderful time with Sue and all the other dogs that were visiting. He actually seems a bit bored being at home with just me! Thanks Sue!
Sue and Rocky provide a wonderful, inviting, safe and fun haven for my little dog. My Cavie is very friendly but can be a little shy with other dogs but he adores playing with Rocky and other pet guests. He is used to lots of affection and gets ample attention from Sue. When I drop him off he runs to the door happy for another doggie camp adventure. Thank you Sue and Rocky!
Sue was a great sub-mama for Oscy. I knew it would be home away from home for him and that was important to me. She was happy to follow his special green bean diet which I greatly appreciated as keeping weight off Oscar is a daily job. The picture updates every day were very comforting as well. He was a happy and healthy dog when I picked him up. Oscar and Sue had bonded well and it was heart warming to see the sweet goodbye they gave each other before we left. I'd definitely use Sue again!
Tucker always is well treated there. I can tell that Sue cares about her dogs. I am glad she is in the neighborhood
We have been using Sue for about a year now and stay unbelievably satisfied with the care our Sunny gets there. He stayed longer than usual this time - 8 days and things were awesome. She texted me every day with updates on how he was doing. I cannot tell you how much more enjoyable our trips are knowing how well he is being taken care of.

Thank you Sue
Excellent experience with my 2 dogs. Sue was accomodating to their needs and habits and my schedule. She sent texts and pictures daily so I could see they were doing well. When I got home they were hysterical (expected...), but quickly settled back to normal so I know they were well cared for and happy.
My dogs love Sue! She is super attentive to their needs and always gives me plenty of updates on how they are doing while I am gone.
Always rate Sue paw some....she takes such good care of out baby boy.....he loves her and we keep going back
Like everytime, Fleur had a blast!!!!
Sue is great! First time leaving my dog Izzy with someone and I felt like a parent taking their kids to their first day of kindergarten. Sue must have know that and sent me a picture of Izzy, letting me know that she was doing fine, and "playing well with others" :) There may be people that are as good as Sue, for taking care of your dog...but I don't believe you will ever find anyone better.
Sue took such great care of my Pugs! She kept in touch with me via pictures and texts so I could see how much fun my dogs were having! They can't wait to go back for their next vacay.
Thomas loves staying at Rocky's house!! Thanks for everything. Wonderful as usual. :o)
Sue is our go to when we are out of town. We call her Mama Sue......she loves our Sunny like her own. We love her and will continue to use her over and over again.
Cleo had the best time at Rocky's Playhouse. And I loved receiving my daily photo of Cleo being part of the family. Thanks so much for giving me the peace of mind while on a two week vacation.
I was definitely nervous leaving my two dogs with a complete stranger, especially being high energy and honestly sometimes downright obnoxious!! But Sue was awesome! Not only did she assure me that my dogs really weren't as bothersome as I made them out to be, but she sent me pics of them taking over her living room furniture, begging for treats, playing with other house guests and harassing her husband!! She didn't make me feel like a bother when I checked in on how they were doing. They had such a great time, Sue is now my go to whenever I need to leave town or even have a long day at work and need a babysitter!! Thanks again Sue!!

Jen, Emma, and Max :-)
Excellent experience. Sue is organized and friendly. Both my dogs came back happy!
Sue took wonderful care of Willow. She continually sent us pictures and text messages of how well Willow was doing. Willow loves to be with other dogs and I think she particularly enjoyed the walks and playtimes with Sue's dog Rocky. Being in a cozy rather than a sterile kennel made WIllow feel very safe and comfortable. Picking her up was easy because she was happy.
As always Sue was wonderful. She treats our Sunny as her own. He loves her.
Sue is great at keeping me updated on my dog. She sends photos with her daily text update, which helps me feel more confident my dog is doing well. She understands my dog is people oriented and prefers her attention over play time with other dogs. She is good at scheduling so it isn't overcrowded and never forgets our appointments. The only negative I experienced was my dog was given access to food/treats that weren't his, which made him itchy.
Sue looked after our dog with such good love and care. I was very unsure about leaving him with many kennels/dog "hotels", and Sue's home and passion for dogs appeared to be the right alternative! I am thankful that that's the way it has worked out.

We have taken our dog, Simba (a 12lb Coton sweetie), there twice now and both times he has come away from the experience with a giddy, confident mood. I observed her own dog, Rocky, serve as a "wise moderator" in pack interactions and I sincerely believe that he has improved Simba's trust in bigger dogs.

It also helped tremendously that Sue texted regular photo updates featuring Simba. On the occasions when I had a sudden concern about his health or behavior, she welcomed me to text her about it and she was great about replying quickly! It turns out that Simba kept in good health during his stay, and I was much relieved that she helped to maintain his coat while we were away. (He has a rather full amount of white fluff on him, and it mats and collects random yucky-stuff more than preferred.)

When we returned, Simba was looking lovely and clean. Also, we much appreciated that Sue and her husband managed to get us to and from PDX airport. She took care of it all on time.

I can gladly report that, provided your dog is good with other dogs and very kind people, I HIGHLY recommended Sue to be the next one looking after your dog. She'll be one to give your dog the great one-on-one love, attention to detail, and thoughtful care.

After seeing things work out over the course of a week, it's like we discovered a godmother/aunt/grandma/extra loving Mom for Simba :)
Lucky had a great time with Sue!
Tucker always seems welcome at Sues'. He trots right in, seems to be treated like family. She sends lots of updates. We are so glad that I can count on her to take good care of Tuck.
Sue was easy to work with, and very accommodating to my two dogs. It was great getting updates via text while I was traveling. I am sure I will use her services again.
Sue was such a great host! She made Banyan (our 9-month-old lab/blue heeler mix) a part of her pack for 11 days. She sent us updates every day. He seemed to love her, the dogs, and the environment. We plan on taking him back to Sue for daycare visits!
Excellent as always.
We really appreciated that Sue sent us daily photos and a video during Kirby's stay with her. Sue is very friendly and was very open to us briefing her on Kirby's habits, likes and dislikes. We plan on booking with her again during our next vacation!
The best! Sue gives tip-top caring professional level attention to your doggie friend.
Sue did everything possible for our small dog, Oscar. She gave us some ideas for making Oscar more comfortable when he is sleeping, and had other insightful ideas. Oscar had great fun playing with another dog. We enjoyed the pics Sue sent us. We felt that Oscar was in a stress-less environment. This meant that we did not have to worry at all about his level of care while we were gone for 11 days.
This is the 4th or 5th time that Sunny as stayed with Sue. She takes such good care of him and loves him like her own. I get daily text messages to keep me updated on how he is doing which puts my mind at ease. He will go back again and again since I travel constantly and I need to known he is well taken care of
Our little westie Fleur had a blast due the stay in Sue House. There where always other dog and her own dog and in the two weeks she became a little new family member. We can highly recommended Sue,not only because of her positive personality but rather forthe warmly welcome and hosting she provides for the dogs.
Normally she send pic on your cellphone but because we stayed in Germany she sent us every second day pics and a little summary and so we had a positive feeling that everything works great fro us and our dog.
Excellent, sensitive, responsive and professional care.
Sue is a very kind person and took excellent care of our furry friend while we were out of town for two weeks. We will definitely use her services again and we recommend her without hesitation. I think our dog was actually a little lonley her first night back with us.
Sue treated Tucker like family. He seemed happy there. I loved all the pictures!
Thomas LOVES to stay at Rocky's Playhouse!! :o) Thanks for another great stay.
Lucky had a wonderful time at Rocky's Play House- a perfect doggy vacation! After having a great week playing with Rocky in Sue's lovely backyard, I'm not sure Lucky wanted to end her vacation (a sign she had a good time, and that I found the right host)!

Sue is an excellent host and sent me updates on Lucky's stay, putting my mind at ease while away. I know Lucky looks forward to her next visit to Rocky's Play House!
Our Sunny loves going to Sue's now that he has been there a couple of times. I will use her again and again.....he especially loves it when his friend Ellie is there.
We've had tried a few different kennels for our dog Tango, but it would take days for her to get back to "normal" after a stay. She would stick to us like glue once we returned home. Even when we had friend's house sit. Same thing. But Sue's place was so different. Once Tango got home, she got right back into our routine like we had never been gone. Sue sent us a few photos and I could tell Tango was enjoying her stay! A stay over in home/family environment is the way to go for Tango while we are away!!
Sue took great care of our dogs Oreo & Sophie! We appreciated the daily photo text messages she sent of our dogs. We could see that our girls were enjoying their dog vacation while we were away. I recommend Sue & Rocky's place for dogs that are accustomed to good care and attention.
Cleo had a great vacay stay at Rocky's playhouse.
Cleo got to hang out on the sunny deck with Sue and watched the squirrels play in the trees.
I loved the pictures Sue sent me of Cleo while we were gone. Sue made Cleo feel like she was part of the family. We will be back!
Sue texted me daily with updates. She is very patient with our 7 mo old puppy. We will use her again since I travel a lot
Sue was a great host and took excellent care of Taser. Sue even sent me some adorable pictures of Taser throughout the day so I could see how he was doing. I would definitely leave Taser with Sue again the next time I need a sitter!
Sue, her family, and her resident dog provided top notch care and a great, fun environment for my toy-sized dog. I will definitely be bringing Kika back to visit her new friends!
I feel so secure with Mingo staying with Sue. thanks!
Sue had a heavenly backyard for our dog, Lina, to run her heart out. It was wonderful to know that we didn't have to bring a crate. During Lina's stay, Sue sent me photos and updates. So thoughtful! I think Lina is already looking forward to her next stay.
Sue did a wonderful job taking care of Chloe. She has a great home with plenty of outdoor space for an energetic dog to run around and play. I wouldn't hesitate to leave Chloe with her again.
I must admit I was nervous about leaving Captain with someone I did not know. I went for a meeting and I knew Sue and her husband, Alan, were dog people.
Sue has a beautiful fenced yard where the dogs are free to run. Sue also allows the dogs to be in the house when the dog chooses. Now this is no small thing...most people don't want a 90+ hairy golden retriever in their house like a little lap dog. Like me, this did not bother Sue. Sue treated Captain like he was her's. Cared for him...fed him...gave him his vitamins, but most of all loved him.
What made leaving Captain easier was the cute text Sue sent on a daily basis with pictures of our boy! My kiddos loved it and they too felt comfortable leaving him.
I now know I can leave for a vacation and entrust a wonderful couple with a member of my family.

Thank you so much Sue and Alan for everything! Captain will return! :)
I have a 1 year old puppy and this is the first time I have left her with someone else so I was a bit nervous. The stay couldn't have gone better. Sue was very responsive and sent me picture updates. My dog bonded with her dog and had a great time. Two thumbs up!
Sue was so great from first contact to pick-up. She was prompt in her responses and gave me a lot of her time answering questions. This was the first time we had our dog, Moe, stay at someone's home. He is a rescue and a little nervous but he did great with Sue! She sent me a few photos of him before we even left town and that was very reassuring that he was having a great time. Her yard is beautiful and perfect for the dogs to play and run. I will definitely be taking Moe back to Sue when we go out of town! Thanks Sue!
Our dog LOVED his stay with Sue and her family! The pictures she sent during the week showed him smiling from ear to ear! We highly recommend Sue to anyone looking for a loving home atmosphere to send their dogs!
Sue was AMAZING! Though I didn't interact with her personally, my sister said she was as pleasant in person as via phone and email. Angus came home happy and stress free. She even took some adorable photos of him! And, when he took it upon himself to be less than gentlemanly (read: pee on the floor) Sue handled the situation gracefully, for which my sis was mightily grateful. I'll definitely be calling Sue again.
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