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Iben M.

13 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Reptiles

Iben's Apartment

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Iben

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Shirlington's doggie B&B!

Growing up in Denmark, I was surrounded by lots of dogs. My family was involved in training dogs, grooming dogs, as well as breeding Golden Retrievers (my mum introduced the breed to Denmark in the 1950s). We also had an English Mastiff and a Scottish Terrier... a doggie fest!

My love for animals led me to work for an animal welfare organization, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, for nearly a decade, where I was involved in the rescue of dogs and cats out of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, among many other projects.

Since moving to DC, I haven't had a dog and I miss that very much. I would love to help take care of your furry companion when you are in need of a dog sitter, walker or trainer.

Shirlington is well known for its many great trails, parks, dog-friendly community and amazing dog park on the river. In addition to hosting dogs, I am available to walk dogs after work hours.

I work 9-5 at an NGO in Arlington and I'm available most evenings, weekends, and holidays.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Iben M.

13 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Iben's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Daycare At Iben's Home
$45 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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2 Testimonials
Oct 2016
Iben grew up on a farm and always loved animals. There was always dogs around and she treats them as her best friends. She took her own Coco to training, She had her in her car. She took her kayaking and Coco sat proudly in the front. I do not know anyone I would rather trust my dog with than Iben. Ragnhild Bjerke
Oct 2016
Iben has taken care of our dog many, many times. Our dog did not want to leave Iben's, when we got back from vacation. Our dog is 15 years old and Iben knows just how to care for her. Iben trained our dog Coco and as a result she is a very well behaved dog. Everyone loves to have Coco around because Iben worked so hard training her to behave so well. We have been very fortunate to have Iben care for our dog over the years. Iben is patient, caring and sensitive to our dogs needs. I highly recommend Iben as a dogsitter!! You would be very fortunate to have Iben care for your animals!!


13 Reviews
Iben is a wonderful pet sitter. She stayed with our dog and cat while we were on vacation and was absolutely marvelous in her communication with us during the stay. We met before arranging the stay to ensure she was comfortable with Belka (dog) and Lili (cat) and they were comfortable with her. We were slightly apprehensive about a stranger being with Lili because she can be quite a handful, but Iben worked wonders and by the end of the stay Lili was coming over to her and purring. We received photo updates during the stay and we so happy to see our girls having a good time. We would definitely recommend Iben as she has a great manner with pets and in our case could be considered "a cat whisperer". Thank you Iben!
Izzy warmed up to Iben very quickly and seemed very comfortable. Iben responded quickly and was very flexible, working with me on a last minute meet and greet and booking. Thanks for a great stay! We'd be happy to book again :)
Iben was great! We had some logistical issues, and she came and picked up our pup from our place, which made everything a lot easier for us. She sent us photos of Roxy running around and exploring her neighborhood, and when we picked her up we had a happy and tired puppy. We'll totally book with her again.
Iben was great! She was flexible with our drop off and pick up and kept us updated with pictures of Daisy enjoying the nice fall day outside. We will definitely be using her again!
Iben was great. I have some high needs dogs and she made me feel confident that they would be well taken care of. The pictures of the doggies each morning were a great way to reassure me that everyone was doing fine.
Iben was a great host for our Dog. She kept him very active and happy! Although it was a short stay, I know he would have been just as happy with a longer one. Thanks again Iben!
Iben was amazing! She sent pictures everyday and let us know how our little guy was doing. He was missing her the first day we got home- I think he had a better vacation than we did. We would definitely have Iben take care of our dog again.
Iben was absolutely wonderful! She was so flexible and accommodating with our last minute booking. Our dog can be shy of new people, but Iben was so patient and understanding that Penelope fell in love with her right away! We could tell she had so much fun and would definitely book another visit with Iben. Thank you so much!
Very accommodating and attentive to owners and pets needs. Flexible and adaptable to varying schedules. Extremely carrying and trustworthy.
Iben took care of my dog Zenga for two weeks while I was overseas. She is incredibly responsive and very professional. She has a great bond with dogs! When we first met, she got down on the ground to sit with my dog and I could see he instantly fell in love with her. In the photos she sent me, I could see how happy Zenga was with her. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Iban was a wonderful host and Lily had a fantastic weekend with her. You could tell right away Iban loves animals and that our dog was in great hands. We highly recommend her.
Ally had a great time hanging out with Iben while I was on vacation. The daily pictures of Ally in & around Iben's neighborhood were very nice. Iben was wonderful with my elderly beagle, and proof positive was when I came to pick Ally up, she was thrilled to see me and my daughter, but also returned to Iben for a quick nuzzle.
Went to NYC for the weekend. Ibsen did a wonderful job keeping our little dog. I would definitely recommend her.
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