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Sheila T.

34 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Sheila's Resident Pets

Miniature Schnauzer
6 old
Miniature Schnauzer
4 old

Sheila's House

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About Sheila

When your precious fur baby has a DogVacay with me, it's like staying at Gramma's house – whether they are spending the day in daycare or staying as an overnight guest! Your dog will be treated as part of my doggie family. And you won't be charged for one on one time, special treats, or even group doggie playtime like some facilities around here do – the love and the fun are all included!

I've run a Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies, a licensed rescue, since 1998. (We are a Nebraska state licensed rescue and boarding facility). I love all breeds of dogs though! I'm disabled and spend my days caring for my two rescue furkids – SueSue, 9; and Ladybug, 5. Both are rescues in Sanctuary (forever) status.

I love to hold and snuggle my dogs, brush their hair, give them massages, play toys, and otherwise spoil them rotten! We even have special toys that make noises, and a food puzzle to play with thanks to a gift from one of our doggie guests, Starr!

The dogs all follow me around in an entourage, whether I'm watering all my flower gardens or doing housework. They're just my babies! Boarding guest doggies are NEVER in a kennel unless I leave for a brief errand, for their own safety in a strange environment. And then, they are in a huge 5X3X4 feet open wire kennel filled with cushy blankies and toys, snacks and fresh water right in the living room with the other dogs.

All of the dogs sleep wherever they wish (with me) in the living room on their choice of numerous comfy beds, pillows, or their choice of couches and chairs with fresh clean quilts for coziness.

No more tearful goodbyes as you drop off your fur baby at the boarding kennel! No more guilt trying to have fun on your vacation! No worrying at all!

Instead you can relax knowing your doggie is enjoying lounging on comfy furniture, taking a dip in the wading pool (supervised!!), watching some Dog TV or Animal Planet, or cuddling up with Auntie Sheila for a nap! Or in nice weather I'll go outside and sit on the covered patio with them while they go around being doggies reading all the pee-mails in the huge privacy fenced back yard. The dogs are never without supervision indoors or out. If it's freezing outside, I'll put a nice warm sweater or coat on your doggie if you forget to bring one.

You can be assured your doggie is receiving their medication on schedule and being fed what you specify. While you're away, I send frequent updates to you with news on how your doggie is doing with lots of photos and videos!

I've cared for blind or disabled dogs, diabetic dogs requiring insulin injections, dogs with food issues, and many infant and elderly dogs requiring extra TLC, medically or otherwise. I'm very experienced in handling doggie medical emergencies and administering first aid, including dogs with seizures. For our blind guests, we take special safety precautions and have "blind-proofed" our back yard for their safety. Along with all dogs, they receive direct constant supervision.

I have more than 15 years' experience in caring for blind dogs, like our frequent visitor Sam shown in the first photo with Ladybug. I am very skilled at getting blind dogs to feel safe and acclimated to their indoor and outdoor surroundings while relieving their anxiety and confusion. I use the "umbilical" method of caring for blind dogs where they are on leash by my side whenever they are awake. Once they become comfortable with the surroundings they graduate to navigating on their own when they are ready.

I have always groomed all of my dogs myself and your doggie will be all clean and pretty when it's time to go home. Who knows – they might even go home with a little present from me!

I hope you'll bring your furkid over soon for a meet and greet with our furry family!

Please note there is an extra $10 per-night charge for puppies under one year of age. There is also an additional $10 per day charge for nationally observed holidays, the day before and after.

Also please note that while I accept all sizes and breeds of dogs, I cannot accept dogs who are extremely rowdy and/or jump up on me at the meet and greet. This is for medical reasons.

I'll look forward to meeting you and your furry kid at your free meet and greet visit!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sheila T.

34 Reviews
26 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sheila's Home
$29 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
Daycare At Sheila's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$20 /hour
$25 /min
$150 /max
$25 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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34 Reviews
My 8 month puppy loves Staying with Sheila. I loved knowing he was loved and well taken care of. I definitely recommend and will take Jax back!
Sheila was very communative with my daughter for whose dog I made the reservation. Pictures of her dog were sent with tidbits of info that gave her peace of mind during her long trip. Her dog was happy upon pick up. My daughter will use Sheila and Dog Vacay again.
Ziggy and Zissou had a wonderful stay with Sheila! We appreciated the daily texts/photos that allowed us to see what our doggies were up to during their stay. Very friendly host!
Sheila did a good job with Jarvis. Got pictures and video updates through out the stay. Was very good with all the dogs that were there.
5 " pawsome " stars are not enough to show what a great stay our fur babies had with Sheila T.
This was our first experience with Dog vacay and I am sure it will not be the last! All our fears were calmed when while still driving to our out of town destination, the text and picture report started and we had info during our entire stay in Colorado!
Our family and friends chuckled when we showed them the picks and text's like 'Good Morning, Mom and Dad, we had a wonderful time and are resting and playing!"
Playing they must have, because we could not get them out of bed the next morning, all they wanted is cuddles and sleep and to tell you the truth, we did as well!
Thank you Dog Vacay for having this service, but most of all, thank you Sheila T. for protecting and caring for Waldi and Hansi!
I am so glad that I found Sheila. My baby girl, Harper, had an amazing time staying with her over the weekend while I went out of town. Sheila sent me pictures, videos, and texts the whole time I was gone- so I had constant updates, and nothing to worry about. Harper slept for a full day after we picked her up! She was exhausted after hanging out with Sheila's resident pups. I will gladly go back to Sheila every time I need a sitter- and would definitely recommend her to everyone I know!
Sheila cared for my 2 sweet little girls. This was their fist time at a sitters. The girls were a little timid at first, but quickly warmed up. She sent me regular updates and photos to keep me informed. She worked with my schedule including my pickup at 9:30 at night! I would definitely use here again in the future!
So thankful Sheila cane through. I was able to E hit my sisters wedding knowing our pup was in great hands. Loved the pictures.
I have a dog who is blind and deaf and Sheila has always been great with him. Recently I adopted a puppy mill rescue dog and Sheila is very compassionate with him. Both of my dogs feel safe and comfortable at Sheila's.
I've lost track of how many times our girl has stayed with Sheila. We have a blind miniature schnauzer and she somehow knows when we pull up Sheila's street. She cannot wait to get out of the car! This visit, she was on antibiotics and eye drops and had to have a bath with special shampoo, and Sheila took care of it all! Don't know what we would do without her.
We love Sheila, & Cooper and Charlie do too! The back yard is big & secure, a great place to run around. It's just nice to leave your "kids" with someone you know loves dogs so much.
My puppy Max had a nice time there. Got home exhausted. She was really nice with him, was like being at grandma's house
Sheila is absolutely awesome. This was our first experience with her, and we couldn't be any happier. She took care of our little blind schnauzer for 10 days. That is the longest we have ever left her, but she was in great hands. We were totally relaxed on our vacation and never had to worry about her. I loved seeing her pictures and video, and I received texts from Sheila daily. I would highly recommend her for your furry friends.
Lucy had a great time at Sheila's!!! She had a great back yard and a pool to play in, as well as plenty of toys and a couple of other dogs to play with. Sheila sent me great photos and even a video of Lucy playing. A truly wonderful host!!
My dogs are happy and healthy, and were much indulged. They were in good hands.
Sheila did a great job keeping us informed and keeping our dogs happy and busy. She sent us pictures and updates so we knew they were well cared for. Thank you Sheila.
While watching my doggles, Sheila texted me multiple times, usually including pictures (even a movie!) of my dogs being adorable. They seemed to have all the attention (and naps) they could ever want. I'm very glad that my dogs were in good hands while I was away.
Sheila was the perfect match for Britt! We had kept Britt at a kennel on past trips, but always felt like she was not getting enough one-on-one time with a human. Not the case with Sheila. Britt had plenty to do, and came home very tired from her dog vacation.
Farley had another wonderful time at Sheila's house. Thank you for being such a caring individual! We always feel better about leaving him with you.
Sheila is truly cares for the dogs she watches. She is amazing and loves what she does. I am so glad we found her and she will always be our first choice for Farley!
We love Shelia! She absolutely loves dogs and really cares about their well being. I really appreciate the fact that she wants the dogs to be comfortable with her and their surroundings while staying at her house. Buddy has stayed with her a couple of times now and he is so happy to go there. Thanks for all you do Shelia. :)
Lucy had a great stay with Sheila. Sheila loves and treats all of her dog guests as if they are her own. I will definitely be using her services again in the future!
I can't say enough good things about Sheila. I almost felt a little bad to take my dog home because he was having such a good time! Sheila sent photos and videos every day so that we knew how Abu was doing. I would not hesitate to have Abu stay with Sheila again the next time we have to travel :)
We have had Sheila watch over our little pug Sam on several occasions. He is always in good hands when we leave him with Sheila. I know that he is safe and well cared for a while we are away. She does a very good job of working with Sam who is blind. I highly recommend her to other pet parents.
Sheila was great with Buddy. This was the first time I've picked him up from a dogvacay and he wasn't excited to see me. I think he wanted to stay with his new friends. :) Sheila sent updates daily on how Buddy was doing. He seemed to be very happy while we were away. We will definately use Sheila's services again. Thanks Sheila!
We had never left Tucker more than a day or two and were nervous about leaving him for the week. Sheila reassured us before we left and sent messages and pictures while we were gone.

Tucker had a great time! We were thrilled with the care he received. He returned home healthy and happy. Sheila will be the only option we look at when we need to leave Tucker in the future.

Thank you, Sheila!!
Our two mini-dachshunds blended well with Sheila's three schnauzers. My 12 year-old needed lots of meds and carried up and down any steps. Lucy also needs her leg bandaged in a special way. She also whines to go outside during the early morning hours. Sheila said this would not be a problem. Sheila offered some helpful hints about how to help Lucy with various health symptoms. Sheila texted us, sent photos and took phone calls. I feel that the girls were given lots of time and attention. Things can't be just like they are at home, but the important things are taken care of, the things that really matter to dogs-LOVE.
We boarded our two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with Sheila for 12 nights while we were on vacation. I can not even begin to describe how satisfied we are with their stay! I was nervous to leave them behind as I have never left them for that long before, but I could tell from the second I met Sheila that she was going to be a loving caretaker for my babies. She is warm and friendly and cares very much for her dogs. We got picture and video updates daily. She administered medication to my puppy and updated me on her health. Her dogs are incredibly friendly and it was nice that mine had some friends to play with while we were gone. Seriously, I can not recommend her enough! We will use her each and every time we go out of town in the future :)
I dropped Charlie off for a daycare day and she seemed to enjoy her time with Shelia and her doggies!
Starr had a great time staying with Sheila and the three schnauzers! We feel so fortunate to have found Sheila to host our girl!
Sheila provided a nice comfortable and safe place for Ezra while we attended the festivities of our son's wedding. Sheila was very accomodating for us, as we came in out of town. She puts great care in her own dogs and that same care was given to Ezra during his stay. Ezra even found a buddy to hang out with while he was there. He was happy & content when picking him up. Thank you Sheila!
Starr enjoyed a grand vacay with Sheila, her family and friends, and the three schnauzers! We received updates via text, picture and video at least once a day, and frequently several times a day. Starr was made to feel at home and a member of the family from the meet-and-greet until our return to pick her up. Sheila is a great friend to all dogs, and was an excellent hostess for our Starr. We owe much of fun on our own vacay to the knowledge Starr was well cared for and loved. Many thanks to Sheila and to DogVacay!
Sheila was great. She took a last minute reservation from us. When we did the meet and greet, it was obvious that she loves dogs. Our dog is nearly blind and Sheila really worked with him to make sure he felt safe and secure while we were away.
Sheila welcomed Harvey into her home and is knowledgeable about dogs. She is enthusiastic about caring for dogs and is well equipped for them. We felt confident after a meet and greet, and Harvey was in great spirits when we picked him up after his stay with Sheila. She offered to send us updates, and did take pictures of him. We will definitely leave Harvey in her care again.
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