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Lisa S.

69 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
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  • 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
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Lisa's Resident Pets

Border Collie
3 yr 2 mo old

Lisa's House

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

About Lisa

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have had over ten years of professional experience working with animals. And never shy away from taking on dogs with "special needs" or "quirks". Because this is my profession your dog will be with me 24hours a day. Everyday I take the dogs on at least one 45minute to an hour walk (depending on your dogs abilities/health) either on leash or to a legal off leash dog park (again depending on the dog). Prior to moving to Austin I was doing large and small group walks for over three years in San Francisco. I use only positive reinforcement when working with animals. And can guarantee your pets will get nothing but love and attention. My home has a private yard, it is spotless, warm, and full of love. I am licensed, insured and bonded as a professional dogwalker/petsitter. In addition to boarding dogs in my own home I also will stay in yours or do "wellness visits" for clients who just need someone to stop by once or even a few times a day.

I have loved and cared for animals longer than I can remember. Growing up in rural Texas my parents used our property as an animal shelter where we would foster up to 15 animals at a time ranging from rabbits, cats, dogs, to even the random turtle. In High-school I worked with the FFA taking care of sheep, pigs, and cattle. I have fostered dogs with behavioral issues, worked as a dogwalker, and volunteered at local shelters my entire adult life. Caring for animals is just a part of who I am. I couldn't imagine a life without having an animal to love.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Lisa S.

69 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 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 Lisa's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Lisa's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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69 Reviews
From the start Lisa has been on it and very professional. We were happy with the total experience.
Lisa S was great. She and her team took great care of my two dogs, one a high maintenance senior and the other a fireball of activity. Both dogs were calm and happy when I returned home. I loved the daily pictures and updates. I highly recommend her and will book with her again!!!
My dogs Zoey and Bandit absolutely love Lisa. I feel much happier leaving them with her than at a kennel when I travel. I know they'll get lots of attention from her.
Our dogs love staying with Lisa! She has watched them a number of times now and we always trust that they are in good hands. Will not hesitate to leave our pups with Lisa again anytime :)
Lisa took in Dobie and Joey, our two male Chihuahua/terrier mixed-breeds, for 13 nights while we traveled internationally. We really like Lisa and felt really comfortable with her. Dog care is her full time job and she is very experienced. Lisa sent us frequent status notes and photos to let us know how the boys were doing. They both did really well - they adapted quickly to Lisa's home and the other doggie guests. Dobie and Joey were healthy and happy when we picked them up and didn't seem to miss us that much, which I took as a great sign of a successful stay. We plan to use Lisa again soon, even just for occasional doggie day care so our pups stay familiar with her and get interaction with other dogs more frequently than they do in our home.
We looooove our host Lisa S. and more importantly so does our pup Sally!!!! Thanks Lisa for always taking such awesome care of us!!
My dogs love staying with Lisa so much I practically have to take a crowbar to separate them from her when it's time to pick them up. Boarding with her really is like a vacation for them.
Lisa is amazing! We had to be out of town for 2 weeks and I know the kiddos were well taken care of. We got photo updates and she was responsive if we had questions. I am a crazy dog mom and she made me feel completely at ease. During the first meeting, she actually wrote down notes if there were characteristics or likes/dislikes that she needed to know about the dogs. Our "gremlins" had a great time and their little sausage bodies have trimmed down due to that playing and exercise they got. I can't think of anything bad to say!!!
Lisa provided amazing care for our 2 pups. They came back in such better spirits than when previously boarded in a traditional kennel. Daily pictures allowed us to watch how they adapted and enjoyed her pack and also wondering if they ever wanted to come home. ;-)

They clearly were loved during their stay with her. Thanks again.
I have two senior dogs, so I'm very anxious when I go out of town, but Lisa completely put my mind at ease. She is great with my quirky seniors.
Lisa really came through in a last-minute emergency and I could tell how much she cares about dogs. Thank you so much Lisa!
Our 5-year old Golden Retriever stayed with Lisa for about 5 days in November 2015. After our initial "get to know you" home visit ... when we were dropping him off at Lisa's before our vacation, he didn't even turn around to "say goodbye" ... he was thrilled to spend a few days with her. Lisa was wonderful, reliable, and very calm with Rudy. She texted us several times with photos over the time we were away. Loved how Rudy was able to sleep wherever he felt most comfortable and was able to play in the yard (supervised) and go on walks during the day ... all while relaxing in a home-like environment.
Our trip was cut short when our flight was cancelled but Lisa was very understanding and accommodating. For the one night our puppy stayed with her he seemed to have a great time! We really appreciated the photo updates since this was our first time boarding him and we were quite a mess.
My previously appointed sitter cancelled and Lisa took my booking at the last minute, even accommodating my late schedule to come to my house and meet my dog. She brought a notebook to record details of his care, delivered exactly the service she promised, and I was very pleased with the care she gave my boy. I was very relieved to have her checking on my boy and I will be using Lisa again!
Both of my dogs absolutely love staying with Lisa. When we turn into her neighborhood, they get so excited. They've boarded other places before, but this is the only place where I can drop them off and not worry at all about how well they'll be cared for.
Lisa and Banjo are wonderful!!! Daisy will be going back to spend some time with them again soon!
Lisa is fantastic with dogs - very calm and fun and loving. It was obvious Daisy had a great time and we are SO happy to have found Lisa right in our neighborhood! Thanks, Lisa!
I've reviewed Lisa before but just wanted to repeat how amazing she is! Buster LOVES staying with her and is always so well cared for. She is also very professional and responsive.
My golden retriever just loves staying with Lisa and her dog Bajoe. I always get pictures showing the two of them playing and napping as inseparable buddies. Brewer is an extremely affectionate and loving golden and he gets plenty of of all that at Lisa's. He always comes home tuckered out and it usually takes him 1-2 days to recover from all the fun and return to his usual self. Lisa is a true dog lover and it definitely shows.
Lisa watched our dog Axle for 9 days and he had a great time. She sent cute pictures during his stay, so that we could see how much fun he was having. She obviously loves animals and they love her! I would highly recommend her for your dogs stay.
I would highly recommend Lisa. Our dog Buffy is very timid and Lisa made sure that she was comfortable and happy while we were away. She also sent us daily updates/pictures which was great.
This was our first time leaving our babies, so I was really nervous, but Lisa made us and our pups feel so comfortable. She sent us pictures and updates which put us at ease. Our dogs aren't very social, and I was also worried about Lisa having other guests. Lisa was great though! She didn't make us come back to pick them up (which I was afraid of). Instead, she cared for our girls like they were in their own home. I'm pretty sure our chihuahua misses her already! I definitely recommend Lisa. She's awesome!
Maggie had a great stay with Lisa. Maggie has many special needs, but Lisa just took it in stride and was great at accommodating Maggie. Overall, it was a great experience!
My golden Brewer absolutely loves hanging out with Lisa and her dog Banjo. They have the greatest time playing with each other and he always comes home tuckered out. Lisa send awesome pics of the two of them and I swear they are soul mates.
Lisa is really great. This was my first time boarding and she made me and Daisy feel at ease about it. She sent lots of updates and took great care of my dog. I could tell that she understands dogs well and their needs. She also let me drop off my dog at 6:30 am so I could make my flight. You will not be disappointed if you board with Lisa.
Lisa is extremely responsive and reliable. I get daily photo updates as well as comments about Kayla's day. While I hate traveling away from Kayla as much as I have to for work, I know Kayla is loved and in great care when she stays there.
Brewer had an amazing time. Brewer became fast friends with Lisa's dog Banjo and they spent many hours playing and glued to each other's side. Brewer was so exhausted from play that he is still sleeping the day away the next day. I highly recommend Lisa.
Outstanding !
My usual dog sitter was not available, so I met Lisa and felt instantly comfortable. The dogs are happy and rested, which tells me they were able to relax at Lisa's house. She was very good at giving me regular updates and sending pictures. I hate being away from my babies, but I was able to have a relaxing vacation knowing the pups were in good hands. I highly recommend Lisa!
Lisa was wonderful with my two dogs, one of which has some fear-based challenges. She was very experienced and confident in greeting the dogs which put me at ease right away. Her communication and follow-up was great. She sent me cute picture updates and it was obvious the dogs enjoyed their stay. They were happy and tired when we got home, which gave me some additional break. :)
Lisa is the best! Every time we leave our dogs with her they have a great time and get tons of love and attention. Our pups will definitely be back; we are already planning another vacay for them with Lisa!
Amazingly sensitive to our fearful dog's needs. Lisa took the time to let him warm up, which he did more quickly than I have ever seen, thanks to her gentleness and understanding of dog behavior.

I am so comforted by the fact that I know my pup will be loved, and by the photos Lisa sends as updates.
Kayla just had her second "mini vacation" with Lisa. I know when Kayla's there she's in great hands, getting spoiled and getting loads of attention. It's obvious Lisa knows a lot about dog behavior - which makes it more comforting leaving her there when I have to travel. Love the daily pictures - lets me know Kayla is doing just fine!
This is the second time Lisa has watched our pups while we were away. Both times she has been great! She is great about pictures and updates about how they are doing. Plus both dogs love her!
I have told several other dog parents to use DogVacay and search for Lisa because she provide outstanding service of pet sitting. Lisa was so great with Sasha. She made sure Sasha took her medicine, had plenty of play time, walks and snuggles. The pictures she sent of Sasha daily allowed me to see how my dog was doing in new surroundings and she was happy in every picture!
From start to finish, my dog's stay with Lisa was superb. Our meet and greet prior to the stay was relaxed, with my dog Sophie leaning against Lisa for a back scratch just 10 minutes into the visit! I was able to meet Lisa (and Lisa met Sophie) prior to finalizing payment, which mattered a lot to me.

Our drop off was conveniently scheduled so that we could leave Sophie as we were headed to the airport, and Lisa sent an update right away to let us know that Sophie had settled in with the other dogs. Lisa kept us up-to-date with photos and texts throughout Sophie's stay, to keep me at easy. We were also able to arrange for Lisa to provide taxi service to get Sophie home the day we returned. Good thing, too, since our flight was delayed - we would have been too late for a pick up, but Sophie was sleeping peacefully at home when we returned.

Kennel boarding stresses Sophie out BIG time, because she gets anxious when all the people leave and she's alone in a crate all night. She's rubbed her nose raw out of anxiety. In contrast, Lisa's environment was perfect for my energetic "people-loving" dog. She got the human time she craves, and the dog activity she loves.

Sophie was relaxed and pleasantly tired out when we came home, not at all stressed or anxious. We will definitely be booking with Lisa again for our next trip!
Lisa was the perfect dog sitter for us. She was easy to communicate with, was very experienced and has dog behavior training. We were overseas for a month and she frequently sent us pictures and updates. It was so nice to see him when we were so far away. He had an ear infection start right after we left and she took him to the vet for us and administered his medicine. We will definitely be sending our dog back to her. He came home exhausted and happy.
Lisa is the absolute best! She treats Cyrus like he was her own pup. We have used her three times now and each time he has come home just as happy and healthy as he was when we left. She really has a love for dogs and is great at keeping us updated on what Cycy is doing each day. She sends us cute little pictures and notes about the silly things our pup does and it really helps us to know our boy is being taken care of. If you're looking for someone to entrust your 4-legged baby to then definitely choose Lisa. You and your pup will be glad you did. Thanks again Lisa!!!
This is the second time Toussaint has vacationed with Lisa. She does an awesome job taking care of him. He gets good play time with the other residents and sends at least one picture per day. He always looks happy. When we pick him up, he's exhausted. Perfect!

With him being paralyzed, he tends to get wounds on his paws. She sent him home with some items to treat them.

Definitely using her again.
My anxiety-ridden dog had a great visit with Lisa once again! She is clearly skilled in caring for dogs that are anxious or a little odd--she took great care of him and sent me updates every day. Thanks again, Lisa!
Lisa was wonderful! She took my 6 month-old Zoe--a fearful and semi-housetrained lab--and, with consistent trips outside every 2-3 hours, brought her to 98% housetrained in two weeks. What a relief! Lisa was calm and comfortable with my extra-large extra-strong 90 lb. bulldog Layla from the outset. Both dogs loved romping on her quilt-covered sofa and snuggling with her. She allowed me to bring my giant crate too. This was my first experience with Dog Vacay and we went overseas so I was very nervous to find the right accommodations. Now I'm a huge fan. My bulldog HATES kennels, but seemed not to mind at all me being away for 2 weeks. Thank you Lisa, I will return to you, even though you are clear across town from me. It is worth the trip.
Lisa was such an amazing host to our boy, Cyrus. She sent us updates while we were away and we came home to a very happy pup. We have used her twice now and plan to use her again in August. She is absolutely incredible and I guarantee your four-legged baby will love her too.
My dog Zoey loves staying with Lisa. When we first went over on a meet and greet visit Zoey was so comfortable at Lisa's house that she immediately lay on a dog bed and started chewing on a bone. Lisa texted us adorable photos of Zoey playing while we were out of town. When I travel I miss my dog, but I know I don't have to worry about her well-being when she's at Lisa's.
Buster had a great time! Daily pictures were much appreciated and it was a real treat for our "only" dog to get some dog companionship during his stay.
Just plain awesome! I could not have been happier with the experience. Lisa responded to my initial inquiry immediately, and was equally quick to respond to any followups. She worked with my kind of goofy schedule (my departure and return dates got screwed up due to a winter storm). Her apartment was spacious and easy to find. And most importantly, she took great care of Bruce Wayne, and could not have been sweeter and more attentive to him. I'll definitely be back for my next trip out of town. Highly recommended!
Lisa was outstanding from initial contact through the end of Maggie's stay. She responded quickly to my last minute request. Maggie and I visited Lisa prior to Maggie's stay and I felt that Lisa would be a good choice for boarding. Each day during the stay, Lisa texted photos of Maggie's daily adventures. Maggie came home relaxed and content. I would definitely feel comfortable leaving her with Lisa again.
She is the best!
Lisa was great! She responded very quickly to my last-minute request. I could tell my dog loved her and had a great time! She sent me daily updates so I could see that he was happy and well taken care of. She was great with my anxious weird-o of a dog--I would definitely recommend Lisa to anyone!
Lisa was a fantastic foster home for our Cyrus while we were out of town. She sent us daily photos and updates on what Cyrus was doing. She is knowledgable, kind, and you can tell she loves animals. We are using her again in a few weeks and we will use her every time we can't bring our 4-legged child along. She is absolutely the best!
Lisa is great! I have two rescued dogs that are a bit quirky. They do best when whoever is watching them is confident yet relaxed--Lisa is definitely those things! She was very good about sending me texts to let me know they were doing fine. I never worried about them while I was gone, which was a big relief!
Beau had a wonderful time with Lisa as usual! He was a happy, well worn out pup when he came home. Lisa does such a great job!
This was my fist experience with dogvacy, and had high expectations after meeting Lisa, who seemed more-than competent and very professional. I also appreciated her eagerness to accept the job, which I was scheduling at the last minute. On our initial meeting, Lisa stated (unprompted by me) that during her visit with my dogs she would follow the same communication policies that occur with all of her clients (communication via text [to let me know that the visit was taking place as scheduled] as well as sending some photos of the visit). When I received no text and no photos, I became a little worried thinking that she might have run into problems. When I called her, her initial reaction was confusion (unable to recognize my name or who I was). After confirming my identify, she seemed genuinely baffled (and slightly irritated) as to why I was calling - but did confirm that the visit took place. Strangely, a note that had been left for Lisa by my house sitter appeared to have never been read (as it wasn't removed from the side of the dog bowl that Lisa presumably used on her visit). In any event, I was disappointed by the experience and the service received.
Lisa was fantastic. We were in a bit of a bind trying to find a place for our dear Koda over the holidays. Lisa was responsive and offered a great last minute solution. We had her come to the house 3 times a day to walk, feed, and cuddle with Koda. I think this is the happiest our dog has been while we were away... and that just put us at ease. I would highly recommend Lisa to anyone in need of dog care.
Lisa was a perfect dogsitter. She was very flexible with my schedule and sent me multiple updates with pictures while I was gone. I would definitely have her watch my dog again.
Lisa is a very loving and caring sitter. We met twice before the dates. After the meet and greet, one of my dogs passed away. Lisa texted me to see how my other dog and myself were doing. During my dog, Tia's stay, she kept in contact with me on a daily (and sometimes more) basis. She sent me pictures and updates, which really helped. I will use her again and again!! Can't say enough good things about her.
I think the best thing I can say about Lisa is that my little guy, Beau, was so happy with her he didn't want to leave! Beau struggles with shyness and Lisa went above and beyond to win him over. She happily worked with our schedule, his dietary restrictions and behavior issues. I couldn't have felt more positive about leaving Beau in her care. I may just have to go out of town again soon so he can get another visit!
My dog had a great stay with Lisa! He was happy and relaxed when I came home, and I had great peace of mind on my trip knowing that he was being watched over by such a kind and attentive person.
Lisa was so great! She made Shiwa feel comfortable immediately and updated us as the trip went along. My dog is shy but we know she felt right at home the whole time. We definitely recommend Lisa!
Lisa was fantastic! I could tell my dog had a wonderful time with her. I would definitely recommend her to others. Thanks again!
Lisa is incredibly responsive to both owner and pet. We needed someone, on short notice, who could stay at our home AND give meds. Our dogs can be a little anxious but they both took to her immediately. She sent pictures and verified our return before she left. I am glad we found and Lisa! Definitely a good match for our needs and our family.
Lisa is AWESOME. She sent pics everyday. We already booked her for our next weekend away!
Lisa is great! Rita just loves seeing her. Definitely makes me feel at ease to know that Rita is well taken care of, and happy. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Lisa was wonderful.

Her reviews regarding older, anxious dogs are what drew me to her (my dog is 13 and can become anxious), and I couldn't have been more pleased. Historically, even as a young dog, when I used to pick harvey up from the kennel he would cry for a solid 6 hours afterward. Not a vote of confidence that he was comfortable or happy during our trip!

When Lisa dropped him off though (she offered to pick him up and drop him off) he barely seemed to notice our absence, greeting me warmly and then falling asleep per routine on the couch. What a relief.

She also updated us almost daily with pictures and text messages, which we really appreciated. I highly recommend Lisa and hope to hire her again in the future!
I don't even know where to begin. Lisa is amazing. She is kind, thoughtful, and I did not worry for a second when my dog, Ted, stayed with her. Ted needs a little more than most as he is older and has a lot of anxiety, and Lisa handled him like a true pro! She sent me many photos, and texts describing how things were going. I returned home to a super sleepy dog--a sign that he had a GREAT vacation! Thanks Lisa!!!
I can't praise Lisa highly enough for her assistance in looking after our two dogs recently. She was very prompt in responding to our initial inquiry and was very flexible in setting up a meet and greet. We had originally planned to have her look after our dogs at her place which she was happy to do. We had second thoughts about how our older dog would adjust to this as she has mobility issues and doesn't like to be away from home, and Lisa was more than willing to come over to our house twice a day to walk and feed the dogs. She sent us regular status updates about the dogs while we were away, including pictures, which was a great comfort. It was obvious when we returned that the dogs really liked being with Lisa and that they were well cared for. We would definately use Lisa's services in the future and would recommend her to others without hesitation!
Lisa speaks dog fluently. Our old basenji has gotten set in his ways in his old age but Lisa was able to charm him with her wit and experience while caring for him with twice daily visits to our home.

We were able to relax on our vacation knowing our dog was in such qualified, considerate and sophisticated hands. She also ensured plants, fish and mail were attended to, allowing us to return to a well cared for home.

Trust Lisa; we do.
Lisa was great. She was very accommodating and responsive. I left her with my 8 week old puppy for a few days and she sent me pictures and email updates everyday to reassure that all was well.
Lisa was great. It was my first time leaving my pup alone with someone we really didn't know but I was totally at ease after meeting her. Even more fantastic where the updates texts and pictures that Lisa sent to let me know how he was doing!
I felt totally at ease leaving my little Daisy with Lisa and we got text updates and pics while we were away. Daisy had a great time! I would highly recommend Lisa.
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