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Lindsay D.

12 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 28 mins
  • 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

Lindsay's Resident Pets

Giant Schnauzer
9 yr 7 mo old

Lindsay's House

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

About Lindsay

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello! We are Lindsay (human) & Ernie (dog).

We are committed to providing fun, safe, and loving care to your canine companion.

I offer:
a very large, fully fenced backyard
dog-friendly floors and furniture
daily walks, runs, or dog park adventures
a smoke-free environment
flexible drop-off and pick-up times
Conveniently located:
2 miles from 3 different dog parks
4 miles from Portland International Airport

I began boarding dogs as a way to learn about different breeds at a time when I was considering adopting a second dog. Many years later, my dog Ernie and I could not be happier with our revolving crew of dog buddies!
I love dogs because they teach me to be in the moment. I am reminded to take joy in the simple things: eating, sleeping, and playing.
Dogs are inspiring!
I currently work from home, allowing me to spend lots of time with your dog.
I focus on giving affection, exercise, and calm-assertive leadership.
Typically I host dogs from one family at a time. Occasionally another family will request days that overlap with an existing reservation. In this case I will ask you how you feel about sharing days. Reservations still operate on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if you don't want to share dates, you don't have to. No pressure! This only applies to dogs I have watched before, so "new" dogs will be the "only" dogs. This way I get to know a dog before I consider mixing.

I am excited to host dogs that are adventurous. Ernie and I like to get out and explore with our guests. Dog parks, swims in the river, and day hikes are our favorite activities.
As a middle-aged dog, Ernie is slowing down a bit and has also been enjoying dogs that like to spend lazy days in the yard or tour the neighborhood at a snail's pace- so senior dogs are a hit here as well.

A bonus is my willingness to provide consistency for your dog(s) - I am happy to follow your usual schedule and will take care to support your approach to training. Knowing your commands and your dog's quirks are important to me. I want your dog to feel like I speak your language and am aware of his/her needs.

About this sitter:
I have lived in Portland for over 11 years. During this time I have worked as a wildlife sanctuary intern, waitress, nanny, caregiver with individuals with developmental disabilities, preschool teacher, social worker, and metal smith. I currently work part-time from home as a data collector in the medical/statistics field. In my free time I like to explore the wonderful natural areas that surround Portland. I also enjoy organic gardening, long distance running, vegetarian cooking, and canoeing.

I grew up on a dairy farm. We always had a dog or two or three. Over the years there were Spaniels, Shepherds, Labs, and many, many mutts. I can't imagine a life without dogs.

Meet my pet:
Ernie is a happy, healthy 9 year old lab/schnauzer who I adopted as a puppy from the Oregon Humane Society. He has always taken a passive roll with other dogs. He is a big boy, but a gentle soul.
With energetic dogs Ernie is playful.
With shy dogs Ernie is sweet & curious, never hyper or pushy.
Even small dogs are at ease because he is not rough or intimidating. He has a calm and quirky confidence that shines.
To sum it up, Ernie is the perfect gentleman!

About my yard
I have a large, securely fenced backyard. Dogs can explore, dig, and play in the entire area.
There is a wading pool for hot days and many shady spots too.

My experience administering medication:
I have experience giving pills, eye drops, topical treatments, and
I am also comfortable giving subcutaneous injections with some instruction.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Lindsay D.

12 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 28 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 8, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lindsay's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
12 Reviews
Lindsey is a natural dog caregiver. Our Duncan is old, deaf, frail, and perhaps a bit daffy. When I brought him into Lindsey's house, he seemed totally comfortable--after he made sure her dog knew he was the boss. I felt totally confident that he was being given loving care. Lindsey is everything I would look for in a dog caregiver. Highest recomendation.
My dog needed a quiet, safe and loving home away from our crazy holidays. She received all of that and came home happy. Lindsay is a good listener and met all of Dottie's needs. DD
Lindsey is just delightful! She emailed us often while on our vacation to give us updates and photos of our dogs playing and enjoying her yard. Our dogs loved Ern, e hesweet r pooch and her spacious backyard and tender attentionI enthusiastically recommend her custodianship, she gives your dogs a wonderful staycation, so you can enjoy your vacation. .
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