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Dana S.

77 Reviews
53 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Dana's Resident Pets

Bella
Papillon
Female
8 old

Dana's House

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About Dana

(**At this time I am not taking reservations for new dogs in order to provide availability to my current pups. However, there are many great hosts on the DogVacay site. Thank you for taking the time to visit).

If you are looking for a safe and fun place for your dog to stay while you are away, this may be what you are looking for. I am a lifelong dog owner and foster animals for the Humane Society. Our place is relaxing and fun with plenty of space for the dogs to run and play and a big porch for lounging.

I keep my 5 year old grandson during the day; therefore, the animals that come here need to be "family friendly" with no aggression toward people or other dogs.

I like the idea of providing a service that I enjoy that helps other pet owners by giving them the satisfaction of knowing that their pet is secure and happy while they are away.

If your schedule permits, I recommend that you set up a Meet-n-Greet. It's a great way to ensure this is a good fit for you and your pet.

Thanks!
Dana
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Dana S.

77 Reviews
53 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dana's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Dana's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
77 Reviews
Dana is exceptional with animals and deeply cares about each animal at her home. I loved the videos that she sent of our Sweetie pup and being able to see/hear what he is doing while we were away. He had so much fun staying at Dana's house and playing with the other dogs.

If your dog is lucky enough to stay with Dana you wont have to worry about a thing! He or she will be having a wonderful time there and will be getting spoiled with attention and love.
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Dana was a wonderful host to Strider! Strider had a great time and was well taken care of and loved by Dana and the rest of her guests. I will definitely book with Dana again!
Dana does a great job and our dog Roxy loves going there. She is always happy to see Dana and enjoys playing with the other dogs. Dana keeps us informed as to how Roxy is doing and sends us pictures. I would highly recommend her.
What a wonderful place for our dog Josie!!. Dana is great! She sent photos/videos throughout the time that we were gone. Loves her job caring for dogs. She has a little heaven at her home for dogs. Lots of space and freedom but still very safe environment! It's the best!!
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Stanley was so happy he did not want to leave
Our dog Blue was in heaven at Dana's "retreat" and he is still tired out from all of his running and playing! Dana was incredibly accommodating for our family with a unique pick-up situation. She definitely went above and beyond the call of duty which we truly appreciated. We are relieved to have found a place that we can happily and confidently leave our pup. Thanks Dana!!!
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Wow, it was hard to get Tino to come home after spending ten days outside with her buddy Dana. We had the best time on vacation knowing Tino was in great hands at Dana's house.
Dana is a very kind and patient who loves animals. She took such wonderful care of our choc lab. . My boys and i loved all the videos and pictures that she sent us of our puppy playing and having so much fun!
Tino had a great time as usual!
I can not say enough wonderful things about Dana and the care she gives my 2 pups. She treats them like her own from the minute they leap out of the car to greet her. I always know they are in the best of hands when I leave them with her and it's apparent to me when picking them up that they've had their very own little retreat. They love going to her place and know it by name now!
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This place is dog heaven! Dana is fantastic !
Our dog, Piper, just loves going to Dana's and hates to leave! We're so glad to have found such a perfect place for her when we go out of town. Thank you, Dana, for giving her a home away from home!
Dana does a great job of watching and taking care of our dog. Roxy is always happy to stay with Dana. We highly recommend her. She opens her home up to the dogs as if they were her own. She is also very flexible.
She's the best we love her.
Dana is amazing! I've never seen our pup so excited as he is when we arrive at her house.
Bailey had such a great time at Dana's home. She provided us with regular picture, video and text updates and he was nice and tired after his stay. We would definitely recommend her and use her for future stays. Thanks Dana!
Rocky had the best stay with Dana, she was awesome and very organized. She kept us updated with plenty of pics and videos. Rocky was completely exhausted when I picked him up, I can tell he had a great time playing in the huge yard with the other pups.
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This was Max'es first time with Dana and only his second overnight away from home. When I picked Max up, I opened the car door to let him jump in and, instead, he ran back up the stairs to Dana's. That says everything - perfect overnight! MAx'es hesitation was only for a moment but, obviously, he enjoyed his time with Dana. And I enjoyed the videos that Dana sent, helped relax us knowing that Max was fully enjoying his stay.
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My dogs LOVE Dana and her place! When my sister dropped a bomb on me last minute that she wasn't able to watch them for the duration of my trip over NYE, I came straight to the site and was relieved to see Dana had some availability. They can't get out of the car fast enough when we arrive to her house and are never in a hurry to leave when I pick them up. They may like it there more than home! :)
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Dana must be beloved because she was hard to reserve at first - always booked! But when we did the meet and greet, I knew I would not give up on getting a spot with her! Once Bella got to spend the weekend, we were not disappointed. She sent pictures and videos everyday and talked about Bella just like we do! It's just as hard leaving our dog with someone as it is our kids - but I have no fear now because I wonder if Bella likes Dana's house better than ours!
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I always know that my dog will be happy and well cared for whenever I leave her with Dana. She has been a blessing for us and for Gem!
I used Dana to board our 2 year old female Lab for a few days in August and everything went great. Penny really enjoyed roaming about the large fenced area at this farm home near Boulder. Great boarding place, lots of fun and freedom. Looking to do it again real soon. Ed
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Our dog had such a wonderful time with Dana and the other vacay dogs she did not want to leave!

Dana is very welcoming and made our pup feel right at home. There is plenty of room to run and play outside and cozy places to nap inside.

We especially enjoyed the photos and videos Dana sent throughout the day.

So happy to have found Dana and Dog Vacay!
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My puppies love to stay with Dana. They require a lot of attention and exercise and always come home happy and tired after staying with Dana. Thanks Dana!
Perfect! Communication from initial contact through to our pick up of Ellie was superb. We knew exactly how Ellie was doing the stay...and how much fun she was having. Dana is a true animal lover, and Ellie was loved during her stay. We were afraid she wouldn't want to come home!

Dana's home and ranch is great for dogs, Ellie got good exercise in a safe, clean and friendly place. We give her the highest recommendation.
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LOVE Dana!
awesome awesome awesome. Dana is wonderful and took care of Oliver after his neuter. He was happy as usual and didn't want to go home!
Dana is great! I highly recommend her!
Dana was great with our dog Roxy. Clean home and large yard to run around in. She loves dogs and kept us informed as to how the stay was going. We will definitely use her again.
Absolutely a perfect place for dogs and we felt so comfortable with Dana watching over our family member. I did not want to kennel my dog becauae she is so sensitive and this seemed like the perfect situation for us and it was.
Couldn't be more pleased with everything and will absolutely use Dana again and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great Doggy Vacay!!!
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She is great! Obviously she loves animals and doesn't get frazzled. Then too she takes fun pix while my dog is there to assure me that Sammi is running and having a good time. Thanks Dana for what you do, it provides a lot of relief for me to know she is with you. Naomi
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Always wonderful! Oliver's tail starts wagging the minute he sees Dana's house and when she greets him he runs up so excited! He loves playing with his friends and getting cuddles all day. :) Couldn't be better for me as a pup-parent!
We so appreciate Dana being available to watch Boomer. I love the pictures we receive and the good care he gets. He seemed fine, healthy, and happy when we picked him up. Would highly recommend Dana.
Dana is absolutely amazing! She updated me everyday with photos and videos and texts on how Snoopy was doing. it was so comforting to know that my dog was in a loving home, having fun. I think he didn't want to come home! LOL!

Thank you Dana for you loving care of my dog! He loves you and so do I!
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Oliver needed a vacay and Dana was yet again so helpful and flexible! We booked the night before and she responded right away and was able to accommodate our little Oliver. After some mishaps in the morning, we arrived later than we expected but again, no issue. Oliver is so happy to go to Dana's and play with all of his friends! We will continue to take Oliver to Dana as long as she will have him. :)
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As usual, wonderful experience with Dana! Oliver is always so happy to see her and play at her house all day. Recommended highly!
I feel very confident with Dana. I feel like she cares and I like that the dogs can come in or out and are "free to roam". It is a great set up. Thanks Dana.
I can't find positive enough words for Oliver's stays with Dana. He absolutely loves her and her house and his playmates. Dana supervises their play to make sure they play well together and she pays special attention to every pup! I don't have any worries leaving my dog there for a day or a week. The pic and video updates are awesome and keep me connected to little Oliver no matter where I am! We will keep bringing Oliver to Dana as long as she will have us. :)
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Dana is Gem's favorite sitter. Gem always so happy to see her and play at her house. We love Dana!
DANA ROCKS!! My dogs had the best time, and I know because Dana sent videos & pics throughout my entire week away. I truly feel like Dana is an angel sent from heaven, and her home (with a sprawling yard) is now a home away from home for my 2 large dogs when I travel. It's apparent from the meet-n-greet to your pick up day that she (and her trusty helper/grandson Brayden) are animal lovers to the bone, and I have never picked up more calm, relaxed and happy dogs before!!
I can't say enough good things about this experience with Dana. She walked them, gave oral meds to one, kept me up on all that was going on and allowed me to enjoy my time away - she even brushed them!
We will ABSOLUTELY be using Dana again and I would recommend her to ANY doggie parent.
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We all love her here. Its a safe, Fun and clean place to stay. We are so lucky to have Dana in our lives. No better place to stay.
Dana was a wonderful host to my dog. Beau had so much fun playing in her huge fenced yard outside with the other pups and enjoyed being right next to Dana when the other dogs were gone. Dana sent many pictures of the fun Beau was having during his stay. I will definitely have Beau stay with Dana again, It was very obvious she really cares and loves animals.
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Dana is the absolute best! That says it all. Thank you for letting me leave by baby without worry.
Love her.
Dana is amazing as always. She keeps my dog so happy and plays with her all the time. She knows what Allie likes and caters to her. Dana even had a water play day with the dogs. It was great. You couldn't find a more caring person. Thank you!!
Dana took fantastic care of our dog, Cubby. She sent us great updates via photos and videos and Cubby seemed so happy. He had great playdates with a couple of other dogs at her house and Dana and her grandson were always around watching and taking great care of them.

Elizabeth
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Dana is a wonderful host for my poppy, Gem. I almost hate to leave a positive review because I know she will get booked up. I will though, because she deserves it!
Dana's place was so perfect. Between the wide open space for Tilly to run wild most of the day and the good morning photos with big bones in her mouth, this is our one stop shop anytime we have to head out of town and leave our pup behind. Thank you for caring so much about our pup, Dana. We'll see you again soon. Tilly can't wait :)
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We are so happy we found Dana. We could tell Murray was having fun staying at Dana's by looking at the pictures and videos sent to us. Vacations will be more enjoyable knowing Murray is happy and being well cared for.
I think my dog likes it better at Dana's house, than my own :)
Lots of photos and videos while we were away on vacation. I didn't worry once about Georgia!
We are thrilled to have found the perfect home away from home for our dogs. Dana is fantastic, we could not ask for a better experience or situation!!
I felt very comfortable leaving Georgia in Dana's hands. She updated me periodically throughout the day, was personable and friendly and made me feel at ease. I can tell Georgia had a great time based on the photos and videos Dana sent me, and because she was a tired and happy pup when we got home.
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Dana did an excellent job taking my dog last-minute. I really appreciate the pictures she sent me; she has a great set-up.
Pawsome is an understatement. My husband and I treat our pup like most dog lovers, Punch is part of our family and really wanted to find a boarding situation that we felt he would love as much as we did. Dana has an amazing indoor and outdoor space for the dogs to play, get exercise and relax. The farm is a perfect doggie vacation spot when we are out of town.
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Dana was great. She erased a previous bad boarding experience. She was a terrific find
Dana has been fantastic with our 4 month old puppy. We searched high and low for a good option for daycare for her, and Dana has been the perfect fit. Dana goes well above and beyond to ensure that Maple has a great day, is patient with her puppy behavior, and sends me multiple photos and videos of our baby having a great time! My fiance and I joke that we think she likes being at Dana's house better than being at home, and she races downstairs to the car whenever we tell her "time to go to Dana's!"
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Dana is amazing! She loves dogs and it shows in everything she does. Allie loved her and Dana loved having her there- I was so happy and at ease knowing that Dana was there for us.
Zoe has spent several days/nights with Dana so far and absolutely loves it at her house. She gets to run and play and I'm updated with pictures and videos the whole stay. Such a wonderful person!
I never worry when my dog stays with Dana. I know she is having a good time and is well taken care of. Dana is a gem. I highly recommend her.
This was Amber's first stay with Dana after we had arranged a Meet-n-Greet with her.

There are so many exceptional things to share about Dana during Amber's visit, and the attentiveness to us, her owners, while we were gone to ensure we knew she was safe, happy and having a great time.

The things we appreciated and loved: 1) the space for the dogs to run, play and have fun, 2) Dana's loving attention and special care to make each dog feel special, depending on what they need/want, 3) Dana's attention to the owners...the texts, pictures sent and videos put our hearts at ease leaving Amber in her care. We loved receiving these...and were so appreciate she took the time to do so, and lastly, 4) her love for animals...it's evident.

We have already reserved space for Amber for our future trips and are aligning our calendar with hers.

She is a special person. We feel very lucky to have found her! We highly, highly recommend her...and so does Amber!

Jodi and Doug (and loving paw prints/kisses from Amber)
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This was Gems second weekend stay. There was no anxiety when I dropped her off. She knew where everything was and was happy to see Dana and her pups.
Gem loved staying with Dana! She was so happy that she almost didn't want to come home.
Dana is great!
This was Louie's second time with Dana. He loves going there and gets lots of attention. Her Grandson loves to play with him. We will definitely use her again. Louie's home away from home!
Dana is a wonderful host, with a wonderful home! Lots of room to run and play with the other dogs, while still being carefully supervised. I really appreciated the photo updates on what she was doing! Gem had a great time at daycare. We are going to book her for a 3 day weekend next and see how Gem does on an overnight visit!
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It's a doggie paradise here!
We are all so Happy to have Dana taking great love and care for our doggie. She is always so happy there. Its like home away from home. Love it.
Dana is awesome! She does a fantastic job watching our dogs & we feel so comfortable leaving our dogs in her care. Thank you, Dana!!
I did a doggy trial day care while I went to DMV. Dana has a huge compassionate loving heart. So grateful my pups and I have found a safe loving home for them to enjoy themselves....
Amazing! Dana is a very warm loving women..... Her home her animals and her land are very calming for all animals. This was my first time to leave my pups overnight ever. They mean the world to me and are my family.
Dana made sure I felt comfortable sent me videos and pictures everyday. I think she could tell I missed them dearly. I can finally trust someone to watch my babies and for this I am very grateful for meeting her. Blessings
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Dana is fantastic!!! She had my 9 month old (80lb) golden retriever for 12 days and he could not have been happier! She is extremely fun-loving and is ALL about the dogs! She sent pictures and videos the whole time I was away, and in all of them Charlie (my pup) is having an absolute ball...playing on the farm, in the snow, in the house with her and her 4 year old grandson, and playing with the other dogs (I honestly think if I would have left him there he would not have minded)! Definitely recommend Dana to any and everyone, she was absolutely wonderful!
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Dana is the best! Our dogs were so happy and we could tell they had a ton of fun. We will definitely use her again and give her two paws up!
My little dog Louie stayed with Dana over the holidays. He was so happy being part of her family. She kept me updated with photos and texts. He had so much fun playing at her house he came home exhausted. He even got to sleep in bed with her daughter! Would definitely recommend her!!
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We are all so happy to have Dana taking care of our Lucia. So hard to find a safe fun place for our puppy. Not anymore. Yay. Such love and care she received. Thanks so much. Major load off our minds having you there for her. Thanks so much.
Last weekend we had to leave town for a couple of days to attend my wife’s company Christmas party in Dallas.
We have an eight month old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Copper – he weighs over ninety pounds and like all puppies, he can be a handful at times. We had originally intended to board Copper at a dog daycare near our home. However, the morning before we left, I visited their facility and discovered Copper would be alone and in a kennel much of the weekend. This wasn’t acceptable so we looked for another option… but we didn’t have much time. In fact, we were so concerned that if we couldn’t find a suitable place for Copper to stay, I considered staying home to care for him.

Thankfully my wife found DogVaca and Dana.
We met with Dana at her house and immediately felt comfortable leaving Copper with her. Within minutes of meeting Dana it was obvious she was committed to caring for animals and very responsible.
Dana has a beautiful, large home in the middle of several acres of fenced-in land and is set back from the main roads.
Copper spent two nights and days with Dana and had the time of his life. Copper played with Dana’s other dogs all weekend and even her goats. We were very worried about leaving Copper for the first time since adopting him in May, but Dana put our minds at ease by sending us regular text message updates and even photos and videos. Dana was kind and patient with Copper and didn’t seem to mind his puppy mischief and drama.
Dana kept in regular contact with us so we were able to enjoy a nice, relaxed weekend in Dallas knowing Copper was safe, happy and well cared for.
We would definitely and strongly recommend DogVaca and Dana. We’ve owned dogs almost continuously since getting married 32 years ago. By far Dana and DogVaca has been our best experience with boarding.
DogVaca has a wonderful business model. They’re professional and efficient with very reasonable rates. They match anxious pet owners like us with committed, local caretakers – it’s that easy!
Next time we have to board Copper we won’t have to call around or visit other places; we’ll absolutely use DogVaca and Dana again. If you need to board your pet and you’re as concerned about him/her as us, don’t hesitate to use DogVaca.

Peter K.
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Words cannot express how happy I was with Dana and I highly recommend her. She was very flexible with our schedule from setting up the meet and greet clear through drop off and pick up days. Our shepherd, Dexter, was with her for nearly a week and I was never worried about him. There is plenty of room inside and outside for the dogs. You can tell Dana has a love for animals and I appreciated that so much. From the pictures and texts I received I can tell that Dexter was having a great time. He'll be happy to stay with Dana again when the time comes. :) Thank you for everything, Dana!
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