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Petra D.

33 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Petra's Resident Pets

Willie
Mixed
Male
8 yr 3 mo old

Petra's House

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

About Petra

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I live in Columbia and l would love to take care of your dog while you are away! I love having dogs around me...they are the best companions. I also understand how difficult it is when you have to leave them for a little while (going to work) or for a longer while (vacation). This is where I come in. I am a trustworthy, experienced and caring dog lover, and your dog will have a safe, loving and fun stay at my house.

My husband and I live in a great neighborhood with many walking paths and parks. We have a safe fenced-in backyard and our house is smoke free, cleaned with non-toxic products, and no pesticides ever applied to our yard.

We have a small rescue dog named Willie. Willie is very friendly and enjoys doggie company. He is very good at adjusting to the needs of doggie guests - he plays with dogs that enjoy playing, but if a dog is older or just wants to relax - he immediately understands. He has very good "doggy manners." :)

I also understand the challenges of older and special needs dogs, since I cared for a diabetic dog, and a blind dog for many years. So please be assured that if you have a geriatric or a dog with health issues that they will be well taken care of. Do not worry! I can provide veterinary references upon request.

We are home during the day and will provide plenty of attention, love, daily walks, playtime, naps and cuddles. I guarantee that your fur kid will have a wonderful and safe time under my watch! I send frequent updates and pictures while you are away so you will always know how things are going and be assured that your dog is content and happy!

Note:
-- Meet-and-greet required prior to any boarding.
-- Dog sizes accepted: up to 15 pounds.

Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you :-)

**Holiday rate of $45 applies to each dog booked over the following dates in 2016:
Memorial Day: May 27-30
4th of July: July 3-5
Labor Day: Sept 2-5
Thanksgiving: Nov 21-27
Christmas & New Years: Dec 19 - Jan 2
**If a booking includes any dates with the holiday period, the holiday rate will be applied to the entire booking.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Petra D.

33 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Petra's Home
$35 /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
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
33 Reviews
This was Chiki's first time at Petra's. She was incredible with my puppy. Petra sent me pictures and a video and this gave me a peace mind. I absolutely loved how she was with Chiki. It's like a 5 plus star hotel for any puppy. Home away from home!!
Petra's wonderful attributes make her a fabulous dog sitter. She is such a warm, loving person whose attributes fully extend to the dogs in her care. We do very much appreciate her kind help with our Richardson. His behavior on his return home was relaxed, happy and cuddly. He was not frantic from our being away. Highly recommend Petra for the care of your dog.
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I found this app while searching for a dog sitter for an upcoming trip. Admittedly, I am a protective "crazy" dog mom and was a bit apprehensive, knowing that my 5 1/2lb dog is delicate. However, that apprehension quickly dissolved after meeting Petra. We scheduled a meet & greet to assure everyone was a good fit- and the rest is history. I left my precious 3 year old Chihuahua for 5 days and have never felt more at ease with that decision. I received various pictures/videos and updates everyday and it was apparent that my dog was having the time of her life. Petra is a very nice woman who has a natural love for dogs, and even specializes in small breeds. Petra is organized, thorough, and competent in handling your dogs specific needs. Her home is beautiful and welcoming, and her fenced in backyard is an oasis that my fur baby surely enjoyed! After picking my dog up from her vacation, she was extremely content and calm (unlike when I've boarded her at kennels in the past). My dog Fifi, cannot wait to go back for a visit, and I'm so blessed and relieved to have Petra in our lives. I am as precautious as they come--do not hesitate, your fur baby is safe in her hands!!
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Petra did a wonderful job of taking care of my baby, Geera. This was the first time I left Geera and Petra made me feel comfortable and at ease with daily updates. Geera returned home a very happy camper. I will def be using Petra's services in the future.
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Petra was wonderful! Bear had a great time and I loved all the picture/video updates. I would absolutely recommend Petra and will definitely bring booking with her in the future!
Petra was a wonderful host for our dog, we knew she was in great hands! She sent us many updates and pictures while we were away. She has so much experience with dogs and a beautiful backyard for the dogs to run around in. She was very responsive and accommodating to our drop off/pick up times. We will definitely use her again!
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Petra was excellent with Charlie. Would highly recommend.
We were completely at ease leaving our JD with Petra. Her house was warm and inviting, as was Petra and her pup Willie.
She sent us pics and notes throughout JD's stay, keeping us up-to-date.
This was our first use of PetVacay, and it was wonderful. We will definitely reserve another stay with Petra!
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Petra is a great dog sitter she treats my Jax as if he is one of her pets. I like that she only watches a couple dogs at a time I feel safe when I leave him
Petra D cared for my 14 lb silky terrier for 8 days.
She did an excellent job of communicating his daily status and he obviously had a wonderful time. He is an escape artist and she managed to hold on to him while providing him with lots of attention. I will use her again whenever I need a a safe and fun place for him to stay.
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This was our second trip to Petra's, but this time we had 2 dogs (one was a puppy). They had such a good time and were so tired when they got home. We received many pictures of them having so much fun in the house and in the backyard. It was a relief to us to know how well they were being cared for while we were gone. They love life at Petra's!!
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Petra is INCREDIBLE. I have never left my two small dogs with a sitter before and was very nervous because I am a crazy dog mom. Instantly Petra put me at ease. She has a wonderful fenced in yard that my dogs instantly took off running around in. While I was away 5 nights, 6 days, Petra sent me many updates including pictures and descriptions on how there day was. In every picture, my dogs had the biggest smiles. The biggest testament to how great of a stay they had was how when I arrived to take them home, my one dog gave me a quick kiss and then ran back over to Petra for kisses and affection. I will 100% only use Petra here on out.
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The enviornment was perfect for our dog. Our dog must be on leash to go outside but this house had a backyard that was completely fenced providing more than enough space for our dog to run around freely in. Petra also gave us daily updates on how our dog was doing through the dog vacay app by sending pictures and videos. Lastly we were relieved to have our dog stay with Petra because it was obvious that she loves dogs and understands how to take care of them calmly.
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We had a great experience with Petra and my dog had an awesome time staying overnight at her place! Thank you and we're so glad to have found you! =)
Rusty enjoyed his stay with Petra & the other dogs! She sent pictures showing him having a blast! Not only did she provide excellent care, she also provided me with helpful nutrition information for Rusty. I would definitely use her again & highly recommend her to anyone looking for a quality care provider for their fur baby!
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I could not be happier with Petra's care of Winnie. This was the first time I had to leave her and I was a bit nervous, but Winnie settled right in and was so busy - she did not have any issues adjusting to her vacation home. She even ate better there than she does at home! I think because she was so active with all of her playmates. Petra does a great job of screening dogs that get along well with each other. I will definitely feel comfortable going there again.
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great sitter love her
greta as usual .she loves my dog and is very welcoming
My little Pom's stay with Petra was everything we could as for. Petra kept us informed of how he was doing. She sent us pictures each day and a video one day. Petra has a very pet friendly yard which Bode loved. Bode came back happy and healthy. He had not lost weight and did not seem stressed like when we left him at the kennel at our vet's office. We will definitely use Petra's services again.
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Excellent service. Great picture updates. Her home provided a comfortable and welcoming environment for my pup. I would highly recommend Petra for any small dog owner who finds themselves in need of dog boarding.
Petra is wonderful!

We had several changes in our scheduled dates which she kindly accommodated. Having to shorten our trip, we were only away for 1 night but received an update with many photos that evening and the next day. Her home and back yard are lovely and very dog friendly.

Many thanks and we look forward to Alfi's next stay!
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I couldn't be happier with Petra and the experience she provided for my Morkie. She really cares about pets and I feel she treated my dog as if it were her own. Her home is extremely clean, pet friendly and has a doggie door going out to a safe fenced in yard. She sent me several great pictures and videos during the stay so I knew how he was doing the whole time. I would book with her again in a heartbeat!
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Our little Havanese seems to love being at Petra's house. She is wonderful both to him and us.
My dog had a great stay with Petra and her doggie family. I will use her again.
Jojo stays with Petra regularly when we need boarding and she always has a great time. Her two dogs are good company for smaller dogs.
Othello always has a wonderful time at Petra's. He makes new doggie friends and the photos Petra sends always show him happily outside or sitting in the window. I am very comfortable leaving my fur baby with Petra because I know she will take good care of him. In addition Petra has been very patient regarding my crazy travel schedule and she always does her best to accommodate.
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wonderful.it was our first time leaving our dog with someone else and Pedra made the experience stress free. When you meet her you know she is going to take good care of your dog. She sent me pictures every day and My dog was happy and was starting to feel at home at Pedra's house . She has a very nice dog friendly house with a gorgeous backyard. I will definitely use her again for my next vacation.
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Petra was fantastic. From the minute Othello and I arrived at her house for the meet and greet she was very attentive to him and was careful about introducing him to her furbabies. In addittion Petra was very flexible regarding my drop off and pick-up times. Last, but most importantly Petra kept in touch with me my whole trip sending photos of my happy little boy exploring the back yard, running in the park, and laying comfortably around her house. I could tell by the way he looked that he was relaxed and felt right at home. I am so excited to have found someone like Petra to care for Othello when I need to travel. I would certainly, wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone!!!
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Petra was an amazing host for our dog, Toby ! I can't say enough about her. She has a beautiful, very dog-friendly home and is a warm, caring person who is wonderful with pets! Petra is also very flexible with pick up and drop off times which made it easier for us because our plans changed slightly and she was very accommodating. We loved the frequent pictures, videos and written updates Petra provided. They made us smile and feel like we were more connected with our doggie while on our trip. We have used Petra's services several times and will continue to do so. She is consistently wonderful !! !
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Jojo had a great time with Petra and her dogs. They all got along great and we really appreciated the pictures and video updates.
Petra took great care of Simba and we loved the photo updates she send. Simba enjoyed the backyard and all the cuddles. He came back happy and content. We will definitely be using her services again!
I Thank Petra so much she was able to take our little yorkie Bella on short notice. I received videos and pictures I was so excited when I received them. My little Bella loves visiting she loves to play when she arrived home she was so exhausted. I would definitely recommend Petra to you she is very loving and she will love and Petra will take very good care of your little one as well.
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Petra was an amazing sitter for our baby Bella while we were on a mini-vacation she took such good care of Bella we felt very safe knowing that Bella would be well taken care of. She would send me updates and photos it made me smile with every photo that was taken. We just relocated and I am so very Thankful that my hubby and I were able to be blessed to find Petra she is so warm and caring. I will definitely send Bella back to stay with Petra in a heart beat. I highly recommend Petra everyone she is so attentive and loving she will take very good care of you little one.
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