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Sandy N.

170 Reviews
117 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Sandy's Resident Pets

6 yr 1 mo old
4 yr 1 mo old

Sandy's House

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

About Sandy

50 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I specialize in small breed dogs.

Now retired, I enjoy being with the dogs 24/7, except to get groceries or occasionally go to the gym for an hour or so.

I am as loving and indulgent as only a favorite Aunt or Grandma can be. Naughtiness and 'accidents' do not freak me out. Lap lounging is encouraged and welcome.

Fenced backyard is safe. I will send you texts or email messages with pics daily. Dog-friendly floors and furniture, and smoke-free environment. I can't wait to have your dog(s) come stay with me!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sandy N.

170 Reviews
117 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sandy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sandy's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
170 Reviews
Sandy is awesome. She communicates very quickly, sends photo and text updates, and is willing to work around your schedule. I also really like that she only allows small dogs, it makes me feel better knowing my shih tzu can't get hurt by other big dogs. Will definitely book her again!
Sandy made leaving our beloved pooch for the first time with someone other than family pretty stress-free. She kept in touch via text and photos, which was great!
Sandy has been so great with my yorkie mix. She always comes home in a good mood and worn out. Sandy has been flexible and accommodating of my busy schedule. I will continue to use her as she is able to work me in.
We really appreciated Sandy's patience with our very shy dog. We would definitely drop off our little pup with her again!
Sandy was great! Our dog Harry enjoyed his stay and Sandy kept us updated with pictures and text messages. I would definately recommend Sandy and plan on being a return customer.
Sandy was a wonderful sitter! She responded very quickly when I initially requested her and she was so easy to plan with. She welcomed my dog into her home as her own, provided wonderful companionship and care. I had no worries leaving and knowing my dog was in good care. She sent regular updates and pictures. I will definitely use her again!
Very amazing person. So sweet and down to earth. Open to different timings - she feels like your own mother! She took care of my dog Julie and helped us find her a new home. Totally recommended.
Sandy is awesome. We know our dogs are safe and looked after well when they stay at Sandy's. Super easy to communicate with and I love she specializes in the little dogs. Thanks Sandy!
Penny had a wonderful time. Thank you, Sandy!
Sandy has been great! I work a complicated schedule and she has been very flexible and helpful with coordinating times/dates with me. My little guy always gets excited when he sees her as well! I love that I don't need to worry when he stays with Sandy
Sandy's the best!
We were really happy with Sandy watching our two small dogs. She was very nice and patient with all our dogs' eccentricities. We'll use her again in the future. Thanks Sandy!
Sandy was amazing. My dog is scared meeting new people and going to new places but she had the perfect system to slowly aclimate him to the new environment. When it was time to finally pick him up, he was excited to get back home, but he still went back to sit at Sandy's feet. Sandy was the perfect match for my dog and I will definitely be bringing him back again!
Sandy is THE best! We just love her with our yorkie. She has watched her several times and we always feel like she is in great hands. We love the update pictures and texts we get. Sandy is super easy top get ahold of and is always so flexible. We couldn't ask for anyone sweeter to watch our little girl. Audi always comes home happy!
Sandy was great! Super accommodating and updated me with pictures.
Sandy has always been very communicative and caring! She is a great dog sitter and she is always the first person I think of to take care of Hiro.
Sandy is incredible! Our dog Rook LOVES her! He's happy when we drop him off and happy when we pick him up!!
This was our first booking through DogVacay and with Sandy. We were very happy with the result, our little guy was well cared for and came home exhausted and happy from all the doggie play time. We would be happy to trust Sandy with our pup again.
I have an 8 lb Havanese and I love that Sandy only does small dogs and that they have all-day access to outside to a small but secure backyard. Getting pictures mid-trip is also very fun and very reassuring.
Sandy was great with our Ziggy! She really put our minds at ease, and he warmed up to her right away.
This was the first time I've ever left my dog with someone I didn't know. Sandy made me feel safe and Valentine had a great time. She can't wait to go back!!
This was the first time I used DoggyVacay..I've always had a friend take Greta...she is 9 years old. She did great..ate and was not stressed when I picked her up.
Sandy is so wonderful with our dog. He enjoys his visits and we always pick him up happy. Sandy gives us such peace of mind when we travel.
Great as always!
I had to leave town quickly for a family emergency. Sandy was able to take my dog in for the week and she helped sort out a reservation change with DogVacay. My dog Coco was happy and relaxed when I came back to town.
Sandy has been so accomodating and loving to little Lyla. She was very joyful on arrival.Would like to use her services again.
Sandy is great with dogs. Frankly it's difficult for me to leave my dog anywhere but with Sandy I can rest assured that my dog Sadie will be well taken care of.
Our three pups had a great time with Sandy, relaxing and playing with the other dogs in her care. One of our dogs was in the middle of treatment for an eye issue, and Sandy took care of his continued medication without any issues! We have no worries when our boys are with Sandy!
Sandy is the best. She's helped odo for the past 4 years and has always been available accommodating and friendly. He comes home happy and I know she cares for him like he was one of her own. Definitely choose Sandy!
Lucy was not overly excited to see us when we picked her up and we feel that's a good indication she was happy with Sandy. Sometime separation anxiety is a problem and Sandy sent us a picture of Lucy eating so she must feel comfortable there. We have already set up the next visit.
Figaro enjoyed his stay with Sandy. He was happy when I picked him up!
Sandy is the best! Eddie loves going to her house! Highly recommend.
Sandy was fantastic and took excellent care of my small dog. This was the first time I've left her with anyone other than my family. I could tell she had a great time playing with other dogs. She was really tired and happy after her stay! I will definitely use Sandy again in the future and may even put my dog in daycare with her during the week. Thanks Sandy!
I felt very confident leaving my dog with Sandy for 3 nights. She clearly loves dogs and doesn't mind a snuggly dog like mine. I will definitely call on Sandy when I am in need of a sitter again.
Max had a great time with Sandy, and she took wonderful care of him! She sent me photos of Max during his stay, which really helped me feel confident they were doing well together. Sandy graciously accommodated my difficult travel timing and helped out when Max wasn't eating well for the first day or two. When I picked Max up, I had no doubt he was well cared for and loved by Sandy. I also really appreciate that she only accepts small dogs into her home, and has a solidy-fenced backyard - these are important for me. Highly recommended and will definitely be booking in the future!
Sandy is very great and friendly ! She has a lot of years of experience on taking care dogs. You can totally trust her and im strongly recommend Sandy if you are looking for day care for your lovely dogs.
Sandy was awesome with our 2 babies! She is a great person, very easy to talk with and responds quickly to questions and updates. I'm definitely going to contact her again when I need it.
I rarely trust anyone to take care of my little dog. Sandy was the perfect fit. She is caring, calm and very responsible. I felt comfortable with her from the very beginning. When its time to take another trip, I will definitely being taking him to stay with Sandy.
We were so happy to find someone who specializes in caring for small dogs on Dogvacay and felt even better after reading all of the great reviews about Sandy! After a brief meet n greet we just knew she was the right choice for our baby "lil Sandy" (our dogs name is also Sandy).
On the day of our departure I was anxious about dropping our girl off, as I always am. But my nerves were soon put at ease when Sandy took her out of my arms.
Sandy was amazing about keeping in touch with us via text messages and sending us pics so we could see how she was doing while we were away.
We plan on taking a few more trips in the coming year and look forward to having our little one stay with Sandy again!
Absolutely amazing with all three of my dogs!
Sandy is the best! We have left our dog with her several times, and he is always excited on the way to her house once he knows where he is going.
Terrific experience w/ Sandy & our energetic pup, Gordon. We have not left him w/ anyone before & felt comfortable with her. He was clearly well cared for, happy & slept the whole ride home. I am looking at booking her right now for another trip.
Sandy is very kind and caring. We treat our dog like family and look for a sitter who feels the same. Sandy truly does. We will be using sandy again in the future ??
Best host you will meet ever. She loves dogs and is great with people. Sandy is the sweetest sitter you will find on dog vacay, I guarantee it.
Molokai loves Aunt Sandy. I'm starting to think we both need to move in with her. Just kidding!
Our three pups had a great time at Sandy's! We received photo updates while they were on Vacay and they always looked relaxed and happy.
Sandy was incredible! She was so quick to respond to texts and emails. I felt instantly at ease with her. She sent lots of pictures of my little yorkie through her week long stay. She was well taken care of and loved while we were away. We can't wait to bring our girl back to Sandy to visit!
Sandy continues to be a reliable and safe day care for our mini Yorkie. "Snickers" gets to have social interaction with other dogs and fun too! Sandy is kind to our little mutt and wonderful to us too!
Sandy is a great DayCare provider. She cares for you pup and is VERY conscientious!!! OJI loves her and well cared for. Now if she will only take OJI with her on her Disney Cruise!
I was nervous about leaving my newly adopted dog Jack for 9 days for a business trip until I had my "meet and greet " with Sandy! She was wonderful to talk with, very organized and a great communicator. During my trip she texted me photos of Jack and let me know how he was doing. I came home to a happy and completely exhausted little dog who enjoyed his time at "camp" tremendously!
I've already made a reservation for a day of doggie daycare next week and I'm thrilled that Sandy is in my area for when I need a place for Jack!
Wonderful as always! Sandy is a lifesaver!
Went away without a worry. All three dogs had a splendid time!!
OJI loves Aunt Sandy!!!!! She is the best!!! He has been there four times for Daycare and always comes home happy. When I drop him off, he is so excited to see her!!! She does a great job of care for my Shiba Inu!
Wrigley and Smash had a great week at Sandy's! We received photo updates throughout the week and the boys always looked happy and relaxed. They love Sandy and we love knowing that they are being so well cared for!
Sandy continues to be amazing with our little guy and sends us lots of cute pics while we are away missing him. I know our dog likes going there and is always worn out when we retrieve him! Sandy is great!
Another great stay for our pup! He loves his Aunt Sandy and the fun group of playmates he has at her place. Thanks again!
Our pup was as happy as can be with his Holiday stay at Sandy's! We know she gave him lots of extra love when the fireworks started -- always a scary time for our little guy. Thanks Sandy for your kindness!!!
We left Margot with Sandy for a week while we were out of town. Margot has some anxiety and this was the first time she's been with strangers since we adopted her but she settled in just fine and was comfortable. We got two pictures via text during the week and although Margot had a few scratches from roughhouse with the other dogs she was in great spirits when we picked her up. I would absolutely recommend Sandy as a great host for pets who need someone around all the time!
Sandy was wonderful and we felt so at ease leaving our fur babies with her. The dogs very much enjoyed there stay. Wish we could find someone like Sandy back home. Thank you Sandy for taking care of Cody and Zoey and accommodating our schedules.
As always, Snickers has a home away from home with Sandy. She is the best!
Stella loves Sandy! She gets lots of lap and snuggle time while she's there. Sandy obviously loves dogs. I am so happy to have someone who understands and loves little dogs watching my girl!
Sandy is a great person to watch over your pup! Olive wags her tail when she sees her and comes back a happy, tired pup. Sandy is very flexible in terms of accommodation drop off and pick up times. I'd be happy to have my dog stay with her again.
Max is a very small & skittish dog but he seems to have had a great time with Sandy. Everything went well from the initial meet-n-greet, to dropping him off and picking him up. It was easy and Sandy was very quick in responding to all correspondence. It's great to know we have this resource!
Sandy is a dog person through and through. Professional and kind, she is the perfect dog-sitter.
This was Gizmo and Bambi's first overnight stay away from home and Sandy made us feel very comfortable that they were in good hands. It was nice knowing that someone was always home with them and they had other dogs to play with. They were pretty tired when they came home. We will use Sandy again on our next Vaca for sure.

Thanks again Sandy for taking such good care of our babies!:)
Sandy is great. Super accommodating and clearly loves dogs. We'll board Olive with her again in a heartbeat.
Sandy was absolutely wonderful with our pups! She was so sweet and took excellent care of them. They were definitely exhausted for a couple days after their stay. We will definitely be leaving our pets with Aunt Sandy again! Thank you again for taking such good care of Sheldon and Juniper!!
As always, Frankie loved his time with Sandy and her pups. He comes back smiling, and that makes me smile!
As always, Sandy is absolutely wonderful watching my doggie! I can't imagine bringing her elsewhere, and I always come home to a very happy pup!
Sandy was very accommodating with our schedule. I am sure Tucker had a good time since he was able to snuggle with Sandy and had lots of playmates. I would definitely use Sandy again. Linda
Loved hearing how WELL things were going and seeing photos showing how comfy my dogs were.
Sandy was extremely nice and flexible with our dates. I felt good knowing that Isaac was in her care.
Wrigley and Smash had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Sandy! Thank you for taking such good care of our boys!
Another fun day with Sandy! Thank you for loving them like your own!
Sandy is the best!
Smiles and tail wags from our boys!
Wrigley and Smash always have such a fun time with Sandy!
Another awesome day with Aunt Sandy! :)
Sandy is always awesome!
Molokai LOVES Sandy and can't wait to go play with her and the other dogs! He is in good hands!
Once again, I am happy to leave a recommendation for Sandy! Snickers loves to visit her and the service has been a fantastic help. I would recommend Sandy to any dog lover!
Our little guy always has a wagging tail as soon as he sees Sandy! I know he is being well taken care of and given lots of love. Thank you for all you do to make him feel at home.
As always a wonderful stay!! Our dog came back exhausted from all his fun and plan while staying with Sandy!! Would recommenc her to anyone and everyone!!
Sandy is amazing! We feel so lucky that we found her. She truly loves dogs and treated our Bailey so well! Bailey had a great time and can't wait until we can take her back again. PS - she sends pics of your pup while you're away!
Sandy is a great host and our dog came home happy and tired!
Charlie loves to go to Sandy's house! We are so thankful that he has such a wonderful fun & caring place to stay while we're away.
As always, Sandy is wonderful with my dog and I can't thank her enough for the keeping my pet safe and extremely happy!
Sandy is a "dream come true" for both my mini Yorkie and for me. She is flexible and super nice. This has opened up the ability for my dog to have fun, socialize and not experience severe separation anxiety when he is with Sandy. He does very poorly at home alone, so I end up having to take him almost everywhere with me. So finding Sandy has been a tremendous help!!! THANK YOU!!!!
Sandy is wonderful. Buddy had a great time.
Sandy, is a true dog-lover who gives whole hearted attention to her guests. My dog loved his stay and I felt like he was in good hands.
Panda always seems to enjoy her time at Sandy's! When she comes home, she tends to want to play more...think she misses her friends! :)
This was Durango's first visit with Sandy and he is now home resting. Apparently he was very much a puppy and spent the time doing puppy play and mischief.
I think Sandy may be more tired than Durango but apparently he'll be welcomed back which is great as he had a great time.
I repeatedly bring my dog to Sandy and I am always pleased with the quality of care she takes care of my pup and I love the check-in pictures that Sandy sends as well :)
Sandy was great with my dog when we left him there for the weekend! I felt very comfortable that he was going to be taken care of very well! We will be going back to Sandy!
Our dog went for a return visit with Sandy - - She was great at sending us pictures throughout our trip. When our dog came home he was so tired from all his playing and activity while staying over there. So thankful that we have somewhere we feel comfortable leaving him. Sandy is so accommodating and the whole stay was so easy!! Thank you!
This was our first time using this service, and we found the perfect sitter for our little guy, Nikko. She accommodated our drop off and pick up schedule for just one overnight stay. We will come back to her when we visit Portland again!
Sandy is the best! She has a great, fenced-in back yard and is very kind with animals. Despite our rat terrier being a bit shy and food-adverse, we never once worried about her while in Sandy's care. Sandy also texted us great pics and comments about our dog while we were away.

Sandy took the time to do a meet-n-greet before we ever committed to having our dog stay with her. The icing on the cake was that when our flight came in late, Sandy still let us pick up our dog that night, which was incredibly kind and thoughtful. Sandy is a cup of sugar and 1000 times better than any kennel. Thanks, Sandy!
Sandy is amazing and Bella is always excited when she gets dropped off and picked up! We are so blessed to have found such an amazing sitter for Bella. We never have to worry when we are out of town. Thanks for everything Sandy!
Sandy treated our little guy like a family member. When I picked him up he looked so happy. I know he'll feel right at home on his next stay.
What can you say about a woman who understands dogs, loves them all, and is very flexible? My dogs actually like to vacay with Sandy.. Sandy's house has become their vacation timeshare. She is a find and if she is available, you want your dog family to stay with her.
Sandy is great! Our elderly dog takes extra patience. We can leave her with Sandy and not have to worry.
I highly recommend Sandy as a dog sitter! Its so calming to know my dog is in amazing hands when she sends me pictures/updates of my dog daily. I don't know what I would do without Sandy! Thanks for everything!
Sandy seems like the ultimate dog whisperer. I'm not sure how good, bad or indifferent my dog was while in her care but I know she came back all in one bubbly piece (her usual self). THANK YOU SANDY for your patient care.
Our little dog loves staying with Sandy! We are so thankful for the service she provides.
Please see our review for the full stay. Sandy was awesome!!!
Sandy her her dogs took great care of our little guy. We had a last minute family emergency and she was very accommodating and our pup who was only about 10 weeks was VERY well taken care of. Sandy did a great job and we highly recommend her for the younger and smaller dogs.
I would and will recomend Sandy to anyone and everyone! She was so accomadating and friendly. Sent us pictures via text throughout our trip. We have a puppy and he came back tired and happy from having such a fun filled weekend! So happy that we decided to book our dog vacay with Sandy
Sandy is always easy to talk to. This was my first time leaving Buddy for nine days during his ten year life! It was hard for me, but she is very reassuring and made me feel comfortable. She sent us pictures and comments that were really fun to get!
I would definitely leave Buddy in her loving care again.
Three Aunties was a great fit for my older cattle dog. I never had to worry - Sandy texted me pics showing a relaxed, contented "guest" . I am here right now to book my next reservation with Sandy.
Sandy takes great care of our Golden. Bella (our dog) is always happy to go there, and always tired from playing when she comes home.

We appreciate Sandy's low-key, friendly style and her flexibility in accommodating our schedules for pick-up and drop-off.

The best compliment I can give is that we're never concerned about Bella when she's staying at Sandy's.
Good times with Sandy. A good friend of ours dropped our dog off and then picked him up and noticed his comfort both going and returning from his visit. He loves that familiarity with his home away from home. That's why we bring Ricco back to stay with Sandy when we need ... to have a comfortable situation. We don't worry since we know he's in good hands.
Ricco loves to visit with Sandy and her buddies. They pick up from where they left off and play and drop and play and drop in a good way! Love the pix and comments Sandy forwards while with her.
Ricco had a grrrreat time staying and playing with Sandy and the usual. Thank you Sandy!
Our dogs love Sandy! She is accommodating and responds quickly to questions and/or updates.
Awesome as always!
I appreciated the care that my dog recieved while staying at Sandy's. She sent me daily photo's and status updates. I would definitely recommend Sandy and will use her in the future.
The absolute best!
Sandy is simply the best! Very accommodating and easy to work with. Plus, our dogs love her!
Hank's second visit with Sandy was just as wonderful as the first! He came home happy and healthy. We are so glad to be able to take a vacation with no worries! Thanks Sandy!
I am pretty sure TicTac had a really good time at Sandy's and we will definitely be sending her there again. As others have said, she came home and slept a lot. I think she was very busy playing and that makes me happy.

Thank you so much for your service and to Sandy for being a part of it.

We are going to Maui in the fall and will be calling for Sandy's services at that time, for sure!
Wrigley and Smash love spending time with Sandy, who was especially accommodating with our (semi) last-minute daycare reservation!
Charlie loves to go to Sandy's house - and we love not worrying about a thing while he's enjoying time with his friends!
Sandy is a great host. Patches is very shy around new people and new dogs and Sandy made her feel at home. I felt good that I could go on vacation for five days and know that my dog was in good hands. Thank you Sandy!
Sandy is marvelous with our dog! He comes home content, well-cared for, and has clearly bonded with Sandy and her daughter. We are thrilled to have such a loving home to care for our best friend when we're away!
Sandy is fantastic! Our older dog had a great time and Sandy and her family and friends took great care of her.
Sandy is super nice. I recommend inquiring about how many dogs will be present during your dog's time there, though.
Sandy was paitient with my 6 month old pitbull. Yuki was returned sleepy and very happy.
Sandy is calm, reassuring and offers me great peace of mind. She takes my dog's antics in stride and has a "no worries" approach which I totally appreciate.
Sandy is an amazing host!! It's clear that she not only loves dogs, but understands their behavior and the psychology behind their silly antics!

Our two dogs had a week-long stay with Sandy over Christmas, during which time she sent photos and updates. When we picked them up, it was clear they'd had a fantastic time and were spoiled as if they'd been with their own mama! :)

We will definitely be having more 'puppy sleepovers' with Sandy in the future!
Sandy is awesome! Home is very dog-centered. Pippa is one happy girl during her stay and when she comes home. Would highly recommend Sandy.
Sandy is terrific! I knew Moonie and Henry would be in good hands with her. I felt completely at ease knowing she was caring for them. She sent the best pics of them too. I will definitely call on her again.
Sandy is so nice! Our pug Hank sat right by her feet the first time he met her. She is definitely a dog person and she made Hank feel very welcome. Loved the pics she sent. We'll call her again!
Sandy really is the creme de la creme! After a fun meet and greet we booked with her for our week vacation for our two dogs. I knew after meeting her I didn't need to look any further. She loves dogs and you can tell! Our personalities are similar too so her entertaining text message pictures anthropomorphizing our pups kept us chuckling. We really enjoyed our vacation so much knowing they were in such great hands. I definitely recommend Sandy for your furry friends.
Sandy is the greatest! My little dog gets so excited to go over to her house and always comes back as happy as ever!
Duke thoroughly enjoyed his vacation with Sandy! It was nice to know he was well cared for & they didn't let him take over completely (which he likes to do). I would definitely recommend Sandy especially if your dog enjoys being spoiled!
Sandy took my dog Marty very last second. She sent me pictures the entire five days I was gone letting me know how he was doing. Marty was tired when he came home, obviously from playing with all of the other pups. He was loved like one of her own! Thanks so much Sandy!
Sandy knows her dogs! Gracie returned home after more than a week with Sandy and seemed just as happy as can be expected for a girl of her age (going on 14!).
Sandy is the best.
The absolute best.

My dog Roxy has stayed with her many many times and never fails to come back in great spirits. Sandy has gone above and beyond to accommodate any extreme need I have had, given my dog extra special care when she was injured, and has dealt with many late pickups due to flight delays and has always done it with a smile.

She is a kind and caring person and is exactly who you want taking care of your pet when you are not able to do it yourself.
Sandy is Wonderful! My dog came home very happy and I will definitely go back!
Sandy is our favorite! Wailer always has a great time with her and she is wonderful!
Sandy was great! Wickett was happy and tired when he got home-- he had lots of play time.
Sandy was terrific! I did a last minute booking for my 5mo. old Boston Terrier, he came back tired from playing : ) Great service and environment for my pup!
Great experience! Sandy took good care of our little corgi. He came home happy and we even got text updates about him while we were gone.
I was so nervous to leave my Oliver when I flew to my daughter'a wedding. I was thrilled to hear about Dogvacay from a friend and found Sandi to be the perfect place for my cocker spaniel and my mothers little dog. Sandi sent pics each day and I felt assured that Oliver was cared for. I highly recommend Sandi and her little four legged friends for other travelers who want a comfortable and caring home for their four legged loved ones.
Sandy clearly loves dogs. Stella came home happy and healthy. It was a relief to know she was in good hands during my vacation.
Aunty Sandy is amazing! Dakota had such a great time with all of the dogs that were there for the overnight stay.

Sandy gave us the confidence that Dakota would be well taken care of and it was definitely that way. Her home is warm, welcoming and very dog friendly. At that point, I had not had our dog in another environment, b/c we had adopted her, and Sandy reassured me that she would do everything to make sure Dakota had a great time. Since then, we've been able to socialize Dakota and have confidence that she'll enjoy staying with Sandy and being taken care of and being around other dogs.
Sandy is amazing! We are so happy we found her! What a caring and genuine person she is. We know Bandit is in great hands while we are off playing!
Sandy was great! She sent lots of updates during our vacation and Wailer had a great time. We can't wait to board with her again.
Gabby had the best time. It was such a gift not to have to worry about her alone in a kennel ... instead she was really enjoying herself with Sandy's friendly dogs. Thank you Sandy, for providing this high quality, kind service! Nora
Sandy is the best dogsitter ever! She is super flexible on the drop-off and pick-up times. If you're running a little behind, she is totally fine with it. She send's me pictures of my dog and his new doggie pals and that is amazing because it reassures me he is having a good time, and I don't feel as guilty leaving him. I highly recommend Sandy!
Sandy does a great job of figuring out what each dog needs and 'hears' what they are telling her. We loved getting photos and messages while away and thinking about how he's getting along. We are signing up for our/his next visit!
Sandy is wonderful. We'd never left our sweet dog for a weekend before, and she put us nervous people completely at ease! Truly understands what dogs need to be at home and have a great time while their people are away.
She was a wonderful host! She even sent a photo update to my phone while I was out of town. Sandy knows dogs really well! Fezzik was more tired from having so much fun on his vacation than I was!
Thank you, Sandy! We just got back from a weekend trip to San Francisco and could not be more pleased with the care Sandy gave him. This was our first time leaving our dog with someone else, but we had so much peace of mind. With lots of room outside to play in and friends to enjoy it with, Archie was happy as a clam. Getting photos of him while we were away is such a sweet touch! Thanks again.
Thank you Sandy for taking such great care of our baby girl! Foxy feels right at home there, and we've had her stay at Sandy's two different times now. Sandy was kind and gentle and really knows about dogs! She replies promptly to requests, and both times we left Foxy with her we got lots of emails and texts with photos and updates on how our baby was doing. We feel comfortable leaving Foxy with Sandy any and every time we go out of town. Thank you again!
We had a great experience going through DogVacay and Sandy was fantastic. Sandy is truly a dog lover with a sweet no-worries personality. Our dog Gabby was well cared for and we received a picture of her on our phone every so often which allowed us to relax and enjoy our time away. Thank you for everything, we will definitely return and would highly recommend.
Sandy is absolutely wonderful! This is Bandit's 2nd time and we feel so at ease leaving him with her. We know he is taken very good care of and we are already planning our next trip!
Sandy was fantastic. Edgar (our 4 month old pup) made a great friend in her puppy Sketty (born just three days apart from Ed!) and they were apparently inseparable the whole weekend. It was great knowing that our little guy was able to play with so many other dogs while we were away, and he slept like a baby for hours when he got home (and this is a Jack Russell Terrier mix we're talking about).
Sketty even taught our pup how to walk down the stairs, which he hadn't done yet. Sandy really cares about dogs and it shows. We will definitely get in touch with Sandy next time we need a sitter.
We spent 10 days out of town for a business trip and were thrilled to get updates and pics of our puppies nearly every day! They came home very happy and well taken care of, and perhaps even better behaved! They certainly had a great time and I highly recommend Sandy as our dog sitter. A wonderful experience all around!
Sandy is great...very kind lady who loves these dogs, has big concern for safety and shows the extra care to help get the dogs adjusted. Our Panda (chihuahua) looked very happy in all the pics Sandy texted everyday. Panda made new friends and got to sleep in bed with Sandy or her daughter each night. Our family is looking forward to our next trip being worry-free when it comes to Panda's care!
Thanks Sandy!!!
Very happy to leave Esme with Sandy for a couple of days. Esme was excited to be with other dogs and looked happy and comfortable when we cam to pick her up.
Sandy is a warm and caring person. You can tell she really loves dogs! We appreciated receiving text messages and pictures while we were gone. We felt totally comfortable leaving Bandit with her and he is going to stay with her again next month!
Sandy is great and my dog Althea loved staying here . I highly recommend her !!
Sandy was great. She made our trip relaxing. We were only gone for the weekend, but received 2 pictures of Sophie enjoying herself. We will defiantly have Sophie visit Sandy again. Sherry
Our dog Scrappy has stayed with Sandy twice now, and she is wonderful! She responds quickly to reservation requests, is flexible with scheduling, and is a pleasant person who clearly likes dogs. Scrappy comes home happy and tired. Thanks, Sandy!

I had a very positive experience with Sandy. She promptly responded to my initial inquiries and we scheduled time for a meet-n-greet prior to the stay. She is very warm, friendly and knows dogs very well. Based on my experience, I highly recommend her.
Aunt Sandy is the best!

Dexter loves to spend time with her and she is incredibly accommodating with our busy schedules. The mobile photos she sends are certainly a plus!

If you need to find a safe, friendly spot for your pup make sure you check Sandy's calendar first.
Sandy and Jody were great hosts for my dog! I only adopted Frida a few months ago and she had to work through some difficult separation anxiety, but at Sandy's house she had loving care, playmates and constant attention. And, I had piece of mind while I was away, as Sandy sent me text pics and short messages everyday - turning on my phone was like opening a new present daily!

Thank you!
The Aunties are Great. Lots of photos of Max having fun! They were flexible with my schedule too.
Sandy was amazing with our two rowdy girls. I couldn't be happier with our experience with her. We were able to enjoy our vacation without stress or worry about how they would be treated and I know the girls had a wonderful time there. Her two small dogs got along great with our boxer and our pit bull :) I've already recommended DogVacay and will be calling on Sandy again for her wonderful services.

We love aunt Sandy and we can't wait to play at her house again! With wags and kisses, Dita and Squishy.
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