Shirlington Small Dog Sanctuary

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Sarah and Kevin P.

13 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Sarah and Kevin's Resident Pets

Bichon Frise
4 yr 8 mo old

Sarah and Kevin's Apartment

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

About Sarah and Kevin

3 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love dogs and enjoy spending time outside. We live right next to the Shirlington Dog Park and we usually take our dog, Kojo, there once or twice a day (he loves the small dog section of the park.) Both of us are local public school teachers, so it's hard to find two people who are more patient and have a better work schedule, especially during the summer when we are at home!

Our dog Kojo is friendly and partial to small dogs, which is why we created our Small Dog Sanctuary. We know how difficult it can be to find places where our dog is comfortable (he's usually a bit timid around large dogs), so we wanted to set up a place where small dogs like Kojo can feel welcome and secure.

While our condo is not the biggest in the world (we are public school teachers after all) it is cozy and welcoming. When we aren't at the dog park or on walks we spend most of our time snuggling with Kojo on our couch and we would love for your dog to join us!

We look forward to hosting your furry family member!

**Unfortunately with the school year starting back up we aren't as available as we are during the summer. We still would love to host your puppy, but if they will be staying with us during the week they will be home alone with Kojo from about 7:30-3:30 monday-friday. Kojo loves having a friend with him while we are at school, but just be aware that during that time they won't have the opportunity for a potty break or a walk. However, in the morning before school and when we get home in the afternoon the first order of business will be a fun trip to the Shirlington small dog park!!**

**Unfortunately Kevin has developed an allergy to dog hair, we kindly request only low or non-shedding dogs**
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sarah and Kevin P.

13 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah and Kevin's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sarah and Kevin's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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13 Reviews
Always amazing!
Sarah and Kevin were wonderful! They took great care of my little pup and she loved playing with their dog. I got tons of updates and photos too!
they truly treated my dog like one of the family. Lots of walks, visits to the dog park, and hanging out on the couch! Great communication with lots of pics and videos. Will ABSOLUTELY use on my next vacation!
We are glad that we find Sarah & Kevin to help us taking care of Misiu during the holiday. They took him out to play and meet new people. They even dressed him up on the holiday. We received photos every day & videos. Their dog, Kojo, is calm, cute and friendly. We highly recommend Sarah & Kevin!
Sarah and Kevin took wonderful care of Bogey! The pictures they sent during his visit showed him having a fantastic time. We started on a long car trip the day I picked him up and he slept most of the day! Lots of love and exercise during his visit. We will definitely visit Sarah and Kevin again!!
Freddy had a great visit with Sarah and Kevin. They welcomed him right into their "pack" and helped him feel right at home. We received many photos of him have a great time, which helped us to enjoy our time away.
Sarah and Kevin were very sweet and relaxed with Sam. She seemed very comfortable in the picture they sent of her sprawled across Kevin while he had some couch time. And I know Sam appreciated the trips to the dog park too!
Sarah and Kevin were absolutely amazing! My parents left their small terrier with Sarah and Kevin for 8 days while we were away on a family vacation, and it was great to know Apollo was in a loving and comfortable home the whole time.

We received daily pictures of Apollo and his new friends at the dog park, pick-up and drop-off was great, and Apollo came home much happier than when we would leave him at a kennel.

Thank so much for taking such great care of Apollo! We will definitely use them again when we go on vacation.
Sarah and Kevin did an AMAZING job. I am usually very hesitant about having strangers or even people that do not own pets watch my dog Meekah. Sarah and Kevin, and their dog Kojo made Meekah feel right at home. I received pictures during her entire stay. They were truly a home away from home. Not once did I worry about Meekah being comfortable, all the photos let me know she was well cared for. When I came to pick her up she looked as if she almost didn't want to leave lol. I would recommend the Small Dog Sanctuary to any and everyone. Whenever I'm in town I will hope that there is an open slot for Meekah to see her new found friends Sarah, Kevin and Kojo!
Sarah and Kevin and kojo are fabulous . Mayo has a great time playing with kojo. Very accommodating and nice couple. Very professional and courteous. I'm very protective over my dog and they have shown me that they can be trusted.
Sarah and Kevin were incredible. They were friendly, easy to work with, responsive, and caring. They sent a ton of pictures and clearly took the dogs out for tons of exercise. It's obvious that they thought out the care of the dogs and considered their schedules.

I will absolutely book with them again in the near future.
Sarah and Kevin are fantastic! My pups, Oliver and Lucy, were happy and relaxed when I picked them up (which hasn't always been the case with other boarding situations). Sarah and Kevin (and their dog Kojo) are incredibly nice, easygoing and flexible, and were super accommodating about the uncertainty of my plans, as I was having a family emergency. Most importantly, they formed a bond with my dogs and were great substitute "parents" while they took care of them. They were sensitive to my dogs' needs as seniors and were careful with Ollie's fragile knee even as they went for plenty of outings to the dog park for small dogs. Also, they were in touch at least once per day, often more, always with adorable photos, They are definitely my first choice for future boarding needs. Thank you, thank you, thank you! A+++ experience all around!
Sarah and Kevin were great. This was my first time using dogvacay and I am thoroughly pleased. Sarah and Kevin were so kind to take Jax after our previous sitter fell through last minute. Their dog Kojo is a sweetheart and Jax was absolutely fine with him! Jaxe has e bit of anxiety) Sarah and Kevin sent me photos and updates and when Jax wouldn't eat his dinner the first nigh,t they kept me posted. Definitely put my mind at ease knowing he was in good hands during my mini-vacation. I will definitely have Jax stay with them again in the future!
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