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Julie D.
Burtonsville, MD 20866
14 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies, No Adult Dogs

Julie's Resident Pets

1.5 old

Julie's House

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Outdoor area

About Julie

I have to temporarily stop taking boarders. I will update when I am available again. Sorry for the inconvenience to my regular customers.

I love dogs! I have roughly 3/4 acre fenced yard, a spacious single level home, and a park right across the road for wonderful walks. Your pet will get playtime inside and out, lots of love and attention, and a mentally stimulating walk. I am home most hours of the day, at most your pup will be left a couple of hours while I run errands. The only "no dog" zone in our house is the guest bedroom. (If they make there way in there, they will gently be asked to follow me out, and the door will be closed). With that one exception, your dog has run of the house. If your dog is crate trained, and prone to getting into things, I will crate him or her if I need to run errands(no more than a couple hours), and if you like them crated at night while sleeping, that is fine. The rest of the time, they can lounge around wherever I am. A dog that does not crate well will never be subjected to it here.

I'm happy to take any breed, adore mixes and rescue dogs, and love getting to know dogs of all personality types. My only requirement (besides standard shots) is that the dog be spayed, neutered or otherwise sterilized, unless your dog is still to young to have undergone the procedure.

The $45 a day fee is for 24 hours, however if you go over by less than 6 hours, there is no additional charge. It will be $10 extra if you go over by 6 to 12 hours.

There is also an additional fee of $10 per night for holiday weekends, but a discount for multiple dogs from the same household ($25 per night for the second dog).

I prefer to only take dogs at least 5 month in age, but will take a younger pup for $10 more a day. I like puppies, they are adorable, but they are quite a bit more work, and have undeveloped immune systems, so are more likely to develop a problem. I take their care very seriously. If your puppy, or any dog staying with me, shows sign of illness, I will let you know right away, and take the dog to the nearest VCA hospital that is open.

The day-care rate is in lieu of an overnight stay, if you are in the area and want your dog to visit me and have a great play day during the day.
I am more than happy to provide a quote for you.

I ask that you provide your dog's food. It is best they stay on the same diet to avoid an upset stomach, or an unexpected allergic reaction, and I find it difficult to keep every brand on hand :) If they have regular treats, feel free to bring those and their favorite toys as well. I do have some treats and toys, and I sanitize the toys between guests.

Please let me know if your dog has know allergies or health issues, and if their are things they do not like, for instance having their paws touched. I want to do my best to make your pet comfortable and happy, and information helps me do that.

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Julie D.
Burtonsville, MD 20866
14 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Last updated May 1, 2013


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Boarding Overnight At Julie's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Julie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
14 Reviews
This was the best trip ever. My dogs had a blast. Julie kept me updated on their weekend via email which I love. My dogs were happy to see me but had to think for a minute about leaving the large beautiful green yard at Julie's.I have 2 special needs dogs and one senior and Julie really knows and understands dog's behavior and body language.

Jane, Isabel, Momo, Coco & Lucky
Julie always sends photos and updates on how the puppies are doing. It is obvious that she loves dogs and she always treats Honey and Foxy like they are part of her family.
Winston had a great time at Julie's! I know that he was in good, loving hands when I left him for a long weekend with her. I never felt comfortable leaving him at a kennel. While he was at Julie's, I didn't worry about him at all! I knew that he was having fun, getting lots of attention and felt at home. Julie did everything to make his experience at her home that I would want for him. I will definitely refer others to Julie and leave Winston with Julie again, when we can't bring our little guy with us!
Julie and her husband did a fantastic job with Zoe. She's a rescue and very touchy with new people and being away from home. Julie arranged for two meet-ups before the full stay, and sent us lots of pictures to show how well Zoe adapted. It was an incredible relief. We definitely recommend Julie - just hope she's still available when Zoe needs another dog vacay!
We treat our Skipper (they say he is a dog) as our baby. Julie understood that and was wonderful with him. She sent us pictures both days we were away and it is clear he was happy and contented. I would use her again and again.
I left the goofy chocolate lab with Julie recently for a long weekend and for the first time. There were two other dogs there that the lab had not met, and I was so impressed with Julie's ability to introduce the dogs to each other and to set the stage for a peaceful and fun weekend. it was great to go away and know the dog was well cared for, and to come back to pick up a very happy guy! we will definitely be repeat customers!
Julie was amazing! Scheduling our stay with her was easy, and she was very helpful in coordinating care for a long trip. Our two dogs absolutely loved her, her house, and her beautiful yard. Julie sent us regular pictures, and it was a joy to see our dogs so happy. She clearly enjoyed having our dogs, and we won't hesitate to have them stay with her again in the future!
My dogs, Panda and Darla, had a wonderful stay with Julie! They got lots of outdoor and indoor play time. Julie was very accommodating - Darla is timid on non-carpeted surfaces and she happily put down area rugs in the kitchen for Darla. You can tell that Julie loves dogs and treats them as though they were her own. I would not hesitate to have the dogs stay with her again.
Julie was great with our dog Molly. Molly had a full three day stay and was very happy when we picked her up. Julie welcomed Molly and made us feel very comfortable about leaving her. She is very responsive to emails and sent us a bunch of pictures of Molly. Julie is exactly what we were looking for in an overnight dog sitter. Molly had plenty of play time and came home happy and relaxed. I highly recommend Julie and would use her again in the future.
My dog Bella had a fantastic time at Julie's. She has a nice big fenced in back yard for the dogs to run around. Julie sent me a progress report with pictures of Bella playing with her new doggie friend. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone who is looking for a safe, fun environment for their prized puppy.
Julie is easy going and understands that every dog is different and has unique needs. Our dog was delighted with the large fenced in back yard, with shade and with Julie hanging out there as much as he wanted. She also took Brody for walks as we directed -- probably 2x a day to her local park. He was happy yet exhausted when we picked him up. She sent pictures daily with a little update on what he was doing. Didn't worry once while away. If you have a dog that needs extra attention or one that likes to run in a big yard, Julie is the one! She adapts to their schedules and needs vs. creates strict guidelines for the dogs. A real gem!
Absolutely love her! I feel very comfortable and confident that my dogs are not going to lack any TLC. She is great with my dogs and they love her. My dogs were very relaxed and calm when I came to get them. I will definitely board with her again.
Julie was excellent; she took great care of our baby. She indulged all the calls and questions from the first time parents. Her home was warm and very dog friendly, she had a large stock of dog toys, food, mats and everything your baby may need while away from home. I would definitely use her again and would recommend over any kennel.
Julie was absolutely fantastic! Darwin was super happy during his stay and Julie sent us pictures everyday showing him playing happily with his toys.
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