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Destiny M.

70 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Cane Corso, Dogo Argentino, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Destiny's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Destiny

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have experience working in a veterinary hospital that included a boarding kennel for 10 years. I understand how hard it is on both pet and pet parents to separate during a vacation. That is why I wanted to do something different. Keeping a pet in a home environment is less stressful and can ease the mind of a pet owner. It offers less exposure to other animals and illness as well.

Dogs that require medications, special diets, older pets or special needs are welcome. I have a large yard and quiet neighborhood in the country for walking. I do not have a fenced in yard so you can rest assured that your pet can never be neglected outside in the elements. Everyone is leashed walked usually five times per day. Your pet will also have 24 hour supervision since I work from home. **Pickups after 8:30 pm will be charged an evening pick up fee**
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Destiny M.

70 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Destiny's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Destiny's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$25 /bath
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70 Reviews
Destiny is awesome! We have 2 dogs and I couldn't bear putting them in a kennel for a week, while we were away for Christmas. Destiny came highly recommended from a friend and I'm so glad we went with her! My older dog has to take meds each day and she was well taken care of. My younger dog is a large breed and needs constant human interaction and he was a happy camper. She sent multiple updates, with pics (including walks by the creek and interaction with other pets and her son!), each day and really set our mind at ease while we were away. We will definitely book with her again and highly recommend her. Thanks Destiny!
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OMG....I will forever be so grateful to Destiny! She was such a blessing to me and my little poodle. At first, I was very nervous because my poodle has bad separation anxiety and she doesn't play nice with anyone or any other animal. Destiny instantly set my mind and heart at ease just by the way she spoke and her demeanor. I could tell that my baby would be in good hands and that she would be kind, gentle and patient with her while she warms up. It was great that she had other dogs visiting because that allowed my baby to interact which she has never done before! Furthermore, Destiny was very accommodating. We were supposed to be home on Sunday but our flight got cancelled due to weather. Needless to say, we didn't get home until late Monday night! Destiny was so understanding and ensured me that it would be just fine for my baby to stay another night. This has been an unforgettable experience and I will definitely without a doubt be Destiny's #1 client!
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Destiny has been the best person to take care of Farha. Has been great to get her help again.
I really appreciate her kindness and fast answer. I love the pictures she sends by text, everytime my pup stays with her. I definitely recommend Destiny to everyone.
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Destiny was great! Will use again
Destiny was extremely easy to deal with. She was very accommodating and willing to help. She sent me pictures and updates of Bella while we were gone. We had never left Bella with anyone we didn't know before, but Destiny will be our first choice for future stays!
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Tiger enjoyed yet another fun stay over at Destiny's. He always comes home happy and relaxed, begging to return again soon!
Very understanding when life interferes with the plans we make. Bear has boarded with Destiny before and will be staying with her again.
Great!
This is my second time booking with Destiny. She is awesome as always. She's so nice and very accommodating. She responds quickly and sends updates on the status of the pups. I would highly recommend her and will definitely use her again in the future!
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Tucker enjoys his stay with Destiny and playing with the other dogs. He never seems stressed when I pick him up.
Tucker is a 3-legged dog with seizures and I feel very comfortable leaving him in Destiny's care. She makes sure he gets his meds on time and lets him sleep on the floor next to their bed.
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Destiny loves our pups & takes great care of them! She's also patient w/ our family's sometime uncertain schedule. ❤️
another great stay! Ava and Johnny seem to enjoy themselves when they visit. Destiny is very professional and is a pleasure to do busy with. We have and will be using her again :)
Destiny is always professional and easily to communicate with. Thank you for taking better care of Sasha than I do.
Another successful and fun stay for Tiger at Destiny's! Tiger loved the socialization with all of the other furry friends who stayed. He always loves his vacations there!
My first time using Destiny. She was great! Her home is clean and the "kids" seem to have adjusted nicely with their stay. Loved the updates. Will be comfortable using her again :)
Excellent !! I highly recommend her services She's great i will be taking my dog back!
Destiny is wonderful! She is flexible, accommodating, caring and attentive. Our dogs are always returned to us content and tails wagging. I feel fortunate to have found Destiny; it puts our minds at ease to know they are with her on the rare occasion we have to board them. We love getting photos and updates while away. She is definitely our go-to gal!
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Lacie and Annabelle seemed very happy!! Thank you so much for taking such good care of them! :-)
Hello all, A happy repeat visitor here. Tiger enjoyed another fun week long stay with Destiny over Spring Break. The daily texts and photos showed our happy, healthy and playful puppy having his own vacation and making lots of new friends. Tiger's ideal vacation destination is Destiny's doggy dreamland! Thank you once again Destiny!
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Destiny responded immediately and was flexible with drop off and pick up times. Bear was very well taken care of even though he was a bit woozy after a dental visit at the vet. I will definitely contact her again when we need someone to care for Bear in GA.
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Destiny has now become my go-to sitter. I unfortunately seem to have last minute plan changes and don't want to leave my dog in a crate all day and she is ALWAYS happy to watch him even if my message is only a few hours away from the time I would drop him off! He also is always happy to see her and zonked out by the time I pick him up.
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Destiny was great. Fendi seemed to have such a good time. She even ate her food which is something she doesn't always do when I am away. We will definitely be using Destiny again.
Destiny made my pup feel right at home! I loved seeing pictures of my buddy relaxing while I was away. He's an only child and a little nervous in new settings so I was really relieved to get updates from Destiny on how my little guy was doing!
Between my greyhound Jarrod's usual shyness with strangers and the laundry list of behavioral and veterinary oddities associated with retired racers, I was initially pretty hesitant to leave him with a virtual stranger for a week. When I first contacted Destiny, I couldn't believe my luck in finding a boarder that not only was a vet tech, but had experience with greyhounds and other large, prey-driven breeds! The meet and greet at her home made me feel very comfortable, and she was very kind and understanding of all of Jarrod's needs.

Now that I'm back from my vacation, I'm convinced Jarrod enjoyed his vacay as much as I did! He did seem to miss me, but he came home relaxed and happy. I was overjoyed to receive updates throughout my time away, complete with pictures of my pup - it seems like a small thing, but it's so reassuring to know your dog is healthy and happy. From what I can tell she kept Jarrod's usual schedule to the letter. Jarrod and I will definitely board here again! The 30-40 minute drive is so worth it!
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I was so nervous about leaving Jackson but Destiny was great. She took good care of him and sent me pictures while she has him. I guess she knew that I needed that. I will certainly use her again.
Destiny was more than wonderful! She went out of her way to give me peace of mind. She gave Annie her meds, kept a close watch on her, made sure she ate, and gave her lots of attention. I could not be more pleased. We are definitely going leave Annie with her again soon!
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Destiny was great! Very accommodating to our weird times we dropped off and picked up. I didn't have a chance to do a meet and greet but from the little bit I saw dropping Winston off, her house is very clean and dog-friendly.
If you are looking for a wonderful and stimulating home for your pup to stay at while you are away, then look no further than Destiny! This was our first experience using DogVacay, and we couldn't have been happier. In the past, our pup has stayed in boarding kennels, Petsmart hotels, etc. and has always come home sick with stomach issues and unhappy from being away from his usual social and affectionate home environment. This was not the case with Destiny. Destiny was a perfect fit for our Tiger. She maintains an immaculate and welcoming home and yard as well as social stimulation for our dog with plenty of human companionship and fellow dog interactions/play times. We were instantly comfortable with trusting our dog in her capable hands. She provided us with text/email and photo updates. At the end of his stay, he came home happy and healthy. I will definitely be keeping Destiny as our pet sitter for all our future travel plans.
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Excellent! If there are any other acronym's that I could use. It would also be fabulous, superb, extraordinary, stupendous. Destiny was able to provide immediate feedback and response regarding the visit. I would definitely recommend her again to anyone in need of a sitter. Plus, it helps that she lives about 5 miles from me.
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My 3 babies loved staying with Destiny and her family! I appreciate her for taking all 3 of them on and being so helpful! Will most definitely use her again!!
Have used Destiny many times and have always been pleased. Excellent sitter !!
Destiny did a great job again at taking care of our "Milo". Thanks so much! I am so happy to have a trusted dog sitter.
First time boarding our 6 1/2 year old cavalier. Destiny was very professional and knowledgeable. Ruby immediately remembered her from the meet and greet and looked very comfy with Destiny. Will be boarding Ruby again with her when the need arises. Highly recommend!
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Once again, Destiny took great care of our little senior cocker spaniel Mia! She always comes back happy and we feel very comfortable leaving her with Destiny.
Both Tucker and I love Destiny... she spoils him so much he almost doesn't want to come home. Tucker is a special needs dog ( 3 legged and seizures) and I feel 100 % comfortable with the care that Destiny gives my baby. I would highly recommend her!!!
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This was Coco's third stay with Destiny, but my spoiled MinPin Maggie's first. I was nervous for my Maggie. I don't know why, because Coco has always had a good experience with no problems. I was thrilled when I picked them up. Both dogs seemed happy, clean, and well fed. Maggie is an older dog with many teeth extracted and requires her food moistened. She was pleased as punch when she got in my car. We would never hesitate to recommend or use Destiny again. Bonus is that she sent pictures of my girls.
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Destiny was a great help with our senior dog Mia! She took great care of her and we were able to relax while we were away. We would definitely recommend and use her again.
As always a great experience using Destiny for our fur baby.
Destiny was great, I would use her again... I needed someone at the last minute and she was there for me.. I would recommend her again...
Destiny is awesome! Like most pet owners, I treasure my dog's happiness and I didn't want to place him in anything that resembled a shelter...especially considering I got him from a shelter and his experience there traumatized him. I tried DogVacay for the first time and found Destiny. She was friendly, and what's amazing is my Milo was not only comfortable there, but he appeared to be happy. It feels good to know that I can go out of town and have peace of mind leaving him with Destiny.

Thanks Destiny for a great experience. We will definitely return!
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Destiny is very personable hosting a clean and friendly environment for our dog. I would highly recommend and will be using Destiny and the Dog Vacay service in the future
Destiny is very personable hosting a clean and friendly environment for our dog. I would highly recommend and will be using Destiny and the Dog Vacay service in the future
Destiny took Sasha in as a last minute guest! Her home is immaculate. Sasha appeared to have had a good time. when we drove off headed home she seemed to be looking back as if she was looking for her furry friends. I would definitely use Destiny again.
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Another Great stay for our retriever Bo. He never wants to go leave when we pick him up.
Bandit seemed to be well taken care of. Loved the pictures. So thankful to have someone so close to our home. We can travel more now and not wonder what we could do with Bandit. Thank you.
My husband and I are so grateful to have found Destiny to Dogsit our Tater. Tater is very active and energetic but was no trouble for Destiny! While away, we received photos and text from Destiny. She let us know how our Tater was doing and behaving. He loved his time with Destiny and her family! Thank you Destiny for taking such good care of our baby boy!
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Once again, Destiny was a great fit for my dog! This is only his second time staying with her, and he seemed familiar and comfortable with her and her home. She has such a niche for what she does, and she seems to genuinely care! I plan to return with my pooch. Thanks Destiny!
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Destiny is the best..! Bella enjoys herself and I love the cute pictures that are sent while she is their.
Excellent place for your baby to go! Destiny had good communication before & during my baby Bella's stay. VERY clean environment, and makes you and your baby feel comfortable about the stay. Would definitely be using her again!
Thank you so much!! This was Mason's second time staying with Destiny. Everything went smooth and was great.... just like last time!
This was our first time using Destiny but definitely won't be our last!! Mason was very well taken care of and seemed to really enjoy his weekend there. The daily updates and pictures really put my mind at ease. We would highly recommend Destiny!
2nd time using Destiny and just like the last time very pleased. Thanks for taking such good care of our fur baby.
Lucky had an Awesome Time with Destiny!!! She gave daily updates on how he was doing. She was available when we needed to pick Lucky up from his stay and I hope she is available the next time we need a sitter for Lucky!!
Destiny was friendly and accommodating, and my dogs clearly had a good time while they were at her home. I will happily use her again the next time I go on vacation.
Was accommodating at the last minute, appreciate everything, Otis had a good time
Destiny was very attentive and was available on very short notice. She keep in contact with us throughout the time our dog was away from us. Highly recommended
This was the second time we booked with Destiny and she did a great job! She took great care of our pup! Will definitely book with her again!
It was a very pleasant experience to leave my
Little Farha with Destiny cause she treated her
as her own pet and made her feel warm and pampered since we arrive to "check in".
Farha was unstressed because she stayed in a sweet home instead in a cold vet cage.
Thank you very much Destiny for your help, and for the pictures You were sending me during my trip to show me how relaxed my little doggie was with You.
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First time leaving my dog for this length of time and was very nervous about his well-being. I decided to try Destiny after meeting her because he has a kind spirit and I could tell she genuinely loved animals. Plus, given her work history, it made me feel like Rocky was in safe hands. Destiny made Rocky feel at home by giving him lots of attention and affection. She kept me updated with texts and pictures. In the past, I've boarded Rocky for a short time at two different doggie hotels in the area and he came home sick in both instances. Being in a home environment with Destiny and her family, Rocky came home perfectly healthy! Thanks, Destiny for taking such great care of my fur baby :)
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Destiny was great! Maki and Sakura seemed very relaxed both when I dropped them off and when I picked them up :) She was a great host :)
Destiny is wonderful! She makes you and your pup feel so comfortable. I would highly recommend Destiny for babysitting and will definitely continue to use her!!
Destiny was fantastic! She kept me updated throughout the weekend with how my dog was doing. I know my dog was happy with Destiny because she doesn't usually eat when she's in a new place, but Destiny said she ate the very first night! I will DEFINITELY choose Destiny in the future!
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Boss seemed to really enjoy himself! Thank you!
This is my dog's second visit to see Destiny and I can definitely tell she takes great care of my dog. When I arrived to pick my puppy up she was excited to see me, but even as we walked out to the car, my pooch went to see Mrs. Destiny as well. My dog suffers from separation anxiety and I can tell she was right at home with Destiny. Thank you so much for taking great care of my girl and we will contact you again the next time we have to go out of town!
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Destiny took great care of our golden Retriever Bo. He is 7 yrs old and it was the first time he has ever been left overnight with someone other than our children. We will definitely use her again. Thanks for taking such good care of our fur baby.
Great sitter! Dogs were happy and healthy (even my old bassett). she texted me several times throughout the week to let me know how things were going and even sent a picture. she expressed concern when my old bassett wasn't eating and blended his food with water which seemed to help. will definitely use again. only recommendation I would give is I would suggest getting the yard fenced it.
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Loved that she was able to take our dogs on last minute notice. Thanks so much for their care.
Our dogs stayed there while we were on an extended vacation. I felt better knowing that they were with someone who was a professional and knew how to take care of them. I am glad they were in good hands.
Destiny did a great job sitting for our 2 little rug-rats. When she sent me the picture of them, they looked just like they do when they're at home. Although they were very ecstatic to see us when we returned, I don't think they would have minded if we didn't come back. Thanks Destiny :)
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I can't say enough good things about Destiny. She was just awesome. She took such good care of Chloe and sent pictures and text letting us know how she was doing. This was such a relief to us , we were really nervous about leaving her. I will definitely use Destiny again.
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