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Heather M.

23 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Heather's Resident Pets

Baxter
Shih Tzu
Male
11 yr 4 mo old
Siggy [cat]
Mixed
Male
6 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Heather's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Heather

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Repeat clients from 2016 will get a 17% discount on first booking of 2017 to honor the New Year!

***I do have to travel for work from time to time and cannot accept long term dog daycare (boarding is OK) requests. I can do it as a one off now and again. I also take puppies as classified by Dog Vacay (under 2 years) but they need to be potty trained, fixed, and nondestructive.***



I have had dogs all my life. I currently have a 11 year old Shih Tzu mix named Baxter that I found running the streets of Bethlehem, PA and a 6 year old cat named Siggy that I found outside my apartment in Gaithersburg, MD. I live in a very dog friendly apartment complex with a gated inner courtyard where the community dogs can run and play together. Both of my pets are very dog friendly and like to make new friends. I work from home and am around on the weekends, so I can be home 24/7. I take my dog out for walks ~4-5 times a day and we usually have a long walk in the morning before work. I do not crate my dog but am willing to do so if you wish. I'm very flexible so I can accommodate most needs. My family looks forward to meeting yours!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling

Heather M.

23 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 11, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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 Heather's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Heather's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
23 Reviews
Heather sent lots of great pictures throughout our pup's stay so we knew he was happy and well cared for!
Preston loved spending the day at Heather's! He got to spend tons of time outside and with other dogs. He can't wait to go back!
As always, Gotham loves staying with Heather and loves to play with all the dogs in her neighborhood.
Gotham had so much fun he didn't want to come home!
Heather was great! I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with Heather for the weekend. No issues at all. I would recommend Heather to anyone looking for a sitter.
We left our 5 month old puppy with Heather for a week and our experience couldn't have been better. It was our first time ever leaving our dog and we were concerned about finding the right person, knowing a puppy is a handful. After meeting with Heather we knew she was the right person. Heather sent us updates at least once a day, if not more, which let us know that our baby was in good hands. I would definitely recommend Heather to a friend and we will be using her again without a doubt.
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My dog had a great time with Heather! She made sure he got a lot of playtime and exercise and kept me updated with photos all day (even a video!) She was extremely easy to work with, flexible with drop off and pick up times and very communicative. I feel 100% confident leaving my fur baby in her hands!
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Heather is amazing!! We left our 3.5 year old lab mix Allie with her over the Thanksgiving holidays for over a week and she had a blast with Heather! Heather made sure to send us lots of updates/pictures every day and was extremely responsive and reachable the entire time we were away. Heather took excellent care of Allie and was very patient with her as well when she took some time adjusting to being around her cat, Siggy. We would highly recommend Heather and will definitely be using her very frequently in the future :)!!
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Heather is the best! She is super flexible and great with my dog Lester. I am totally comfortable leaving him with her...I know that he'll have a great time and is with someone he trusts who will take good care of him.
Stewie's "vacation" with Heather and Dexter was superb. Heather is very patient and loving with Stewie, considering he requires medication 2x a day. She graciously agreed to board him two times, and about to book my third time. I like the fact that her apartment complex has a gated area where Stewie can meander around and socialize with other dogs. She sends photos letting me know that Stewie is doing okay and enjoying himself. After the second visit, other residents already knew Stewie's name. Stewie returns happy and full of energy. Definitely a great boarding choice!
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Heather was a great host for Dublin! Very flexible for days and drop off time. Dublin had a great time, was exhausted when I picked her up!
Heather was so fantastic during my pups stay. She had my dog, Bama, come over and sniff out her place and meet her dog Baxter before the actual stay. She was flexible with our drop off and pick up time as well. Heather was easy to communicate with and made me feel totally comfortable leaving my dog in her care!
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Heather is a very caring and knowledgeable dog sitter. She consistently updated me with photos throughout my puppy's stay. I was nervous about my dog's leash reactive behavior and separation anxiety, however, Heather handled these issues like a true professional and (to my surprise) my puppy was actually able to make a couple of friends in the process which is something I was never able to accomplish on my own. I highly recommend Heather and would definitely use her again in the future.
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Heather has watched Rebel on a couple of occasions and has been a great help. Rebel has enjoyed his stays with her -- he is eager to visit when I drop him off (no separation anxiety when staying with her). She is very flexible and responsive. She's a great host and we will use her again definitely.
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Heather took great care of Rebel. He enjoyed his stay and we look forward to using her again. Thanks!
Heather is great! It was easy to setup a meet and greet and drop off and pickup was a breeze. Heather was great, even giving my pup her daily dose of eye drops. We're grateful for people like Heather at DogVacay!!!
This was an awesome repeat visit. Rodney enjoyed the dog park and came back tired and happy.
Heather was a great host! This was our first time leaving Dexter with a DogVacay host and we couldn't be more pleased! We constantly received picture and video updates of Dexter's stay and his interaction with her dog and cat. During our meet and greet, Heather took the time to show us her apartment where Dexter would be staying as well as answer any questions we had. She was willing to get to know us and Dexter on a more personal level, which made us feel more comfortable about leaving him with Heather over the weekend. Dexter loved his stay and the new friends he met! He will definitely be going to Heather's for DogVacay again!
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Heather was more than accommodating with my last minute reservation, and very flexible with timing. I returned to find Rodney well taken care of. He enjoyed playing with Baxter and got along with Heather's cat as well. Heather sent texts and pictures each day. I would have Rodney stay again.
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Heather was fantastic! Incredibly responsive and very accommodating. She sent frequent updates, including pictures and videos and was very sensitive to our dogs' unique quirks. Gatsby and Scout had a great time with her and Baxter. We recommend Heather highly and will certainly reserve with her again.
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Heather and her dog Baxter were great hosts to my small dog. She always responded quickly to my questions and provided a very positive dog boarding experience. I knew my dog was in good hands and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of some overnight help.
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Heather was wonderful with our 2 puggles Jax and Paul! She sent daily texts, videos and pictures. She was even kind enough to accept a 5 month old puppy into her home! Our little guys came home happy as could be! We'll definitely use Heather for our boarding needs in the future...if she'll take Jax & Paul back! ;)
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Heather was incredibly responsive, timely in her communications, professional and prompt when we met, and My pup slept for hours after getting home! She took good care and I would definitely trust her with my dog again. She was flexible with pick up and drop off, stayed in constant communication with me by sending photos of my dog's adventures, and helped me by watching him when I was in a situational pinch!
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