Ruger's Resort
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Amber K.
Peru, IN 46970
6 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Amber's Resident Pets

Great Dane
6 yr 0 mo old

Amber's House

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About Amber

Does your dog love to exercise? So do I! I love to walk, jog, and hike, and luckily we live near some wonderful trails that I would be happy to show your fur kid. (We also have a fully fenced back yard.) But not to worry, if your dog is more of a couch potato like my Ruger, he or she will still fit right in. I work from home full time so I am able to keep your dog on the same schedule they are used to, and I can send regular updates, photos, and detailed reports so you know exactly what is happening during your dog's stay. I have owned animals all my life and my husband and I love them as children. I know how hard it is to find somewhere you trust where your dog will be comfortable, safe, and loved, and I promise your dog will be showered with hugs and kisses and individual attention. Our Ruger is truly a sweet and gentle giant who LOVES to play with other dogs! He's a big boy, but theres not a mean bone in his body. He is neutered, non-aggressive, and willing to share his many many toys. We have two big couches, so there's plenty of space available for naps after playtime. Ask me about a new client discount code to save $10!
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Amber K.
Peru, IN 46970
6 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated March 11, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amber's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Amber's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$10 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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6 Reviews
Amber is the best! When I first dropped my dog off he seemed a little unsure but Amber put us both at ease. She definitely knows how to handle dogs and I left knowing he was in good hands. She sent several pics throughout the week which I loved. I would definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone looking for a great host!
Amber was soo wonderful with our dog while we were out of town for two weeks. She clearly loves animals and treated Theo like one of the family. I had such peace of mind knowing he was in good hands while we were gone. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a temporary fantastic home for their pet.
Sugar had another wonderful vacation with Amber and we had a great vacation knowing sugar would be treated as Amber's own. We loved the pictures and little comments that came our way! We just hope Amber has room next time we go on vacation. If not we might have to change our vacation so Sugar can have her dog vacay!
We were so happy with Sugar's vacation with Rugar and Amber! We were still on the road when we got a text and picture letting us know how Sugar was doing in her vacation home. That really eased our minds as we had not left Sugar before. Amber loved on Sugar when the fireworks made her shake just as we would have done at home. We got other texts with pictures and updates which was great! We picked Sugar up and she was calm and in good spirits. I can't imagine leaving her anywhere other than with Amber and Rugar for her next vacation!
Amber was wonderful! Skeeter loved it there. When we did the meet n greet I was a little concerned that Rugers was just to big for my 14 lb baby. They played and became good friends. Amber sent pictures. Skeeter chose to sleep with Rutgers. Will definitely use Amber again. Skeeter actually wore Rugers out!
* * * * * Amber is THE BEST HOST you will ever find in this or any other similar site / service!!! * * * * *

Before you read this review, please know we did our extensive research, we found Amber and had a phone call, at that moment we knew Amber was perfect for us, even if we had to drive almost 3 hours from Chicago all the way to Peru, Indiana where Amber lives. it was TOTALY WORTH IT.

Amber is super sweet and caring. She will do much more than she is supposed to, to take care of your puppy, she has a beautiful home with a great backyard. She will practically adopt your dog while you're away and will treat it like her own. Your Pet will feel like part of the family.


Our Experience with Amber:

My wife and I work from home as freelancers , we own a Rhodesian Ridgeback - Pit Bull Mix, her name is "Maya", We had to leave the country for a whole month, and as you know, for most of us, dog owners, we consider our dogs and care for them as children.

So considering locking up our child, "Maya", inside of a cage for 30 days was unthinkable. We began an extensive research and found this website, and thank God we found Amber as well.

She sent us an email with pictures of our dog every day! Which was awesome! because we never felt disconnected from our pet. It was the closest thing to have our pet traveling with us!

Amber owns the sweetest, most gentle giant called "Ruger", a Great Dane. I know for a fact that "Maya" (our dog) misses "Ruger" and Amber so much, because when we picked her up from Amber's, Maya was feeling "blue" as we drove back to Chicago and days after.

I also know for a fact that Maya had much more fun, lots of love and much more treats at Amber's. ;)
Amber would buy Maya "Doggie Ice-cream" !!! We didn't even know that existed! :)

Every time Amber wanted to give some treat to Maya or take Maya somewhere, she would very kindly consult with us first, we appreciate that a lot.

"Ruger" (Amber's dog) is the perfect companion for any dog, he is the sweetest dog, and very playful too! Like a said, a gentle giant.

Amber sent us so many pictures of Maya and all the walks, naps, games and activities, and all the details she sent us in her emails, made us feel like we were there!

Maya has always had a problem with her tail, she scratches and bites on it sometimes, and we thought it had to do with some kind of anxiety problem… When Maya was at Amber's, towards the end of the stay, she started loosing some hair on the same spot she always bites on. And Amber became very worried and asked us if she could take Maya to the Veterinarian, of course we said yes. The Vet concluded that in fact the problem had to do with us leaving so much time, although Maya was having lots of fun with "Ruger" and was receiving so much love from Amber's family, she had some anxiety cause by the separation.

So the vet treated Maya accordingly. But I want to empathize on the excellent quality of care given by Amber, and how she noticed that Maya had a problem and took care of it as if Maya was her own family.

I hope this review expresses how pleased we are.

Honestly, Amber gave us (Mom and Dad) and Maya (our Child) the best experience we could ever have while being away from each other for so much time.

Amber cared so much for our pet that she even felt like crying when we picked her up from her house.

Amber will treat your dog as her own family… she is a caring, loving, and awesome person.
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