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Barbara D.

49 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Barbara's Resident Pets

Duke
Belgian Malinois
Male
5 yr 11 mo old
Nanook "Nana"
Great Pyrenees
Female
5 yr 5 mo old
Miley **cat**
Other
Female
8 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Barbara's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Barbara

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi and thank you for looking at my listing! My name is Barbara and I love animals of all kinds and have been a dog owner and dog sitting for over 15 years. In middle school instead of babysitting, I was staring my first dog walking business and have never looked back since.

When your dog stays with me I will treat them like one of my own so that your dogs get lots of personal attention and you can have peace of mind knowing who your dogs are staying with. I am comfortable giving pills or liquid medicine and dogs staying longer than 3 days will get a free bath before pick up. References are available. Dogs coming to stay must be UTD on vaccinations and good with other dogs.

My house is on 2.5 fenced acres for lots of fun outside playtime. Your dog(s) can join mine patrolling for intruders (Squirrels) in the large shady back yard, or for the more active dogs we can play frisbee in the larger front yard. On the FL days that are just too hot for outside activities we have pool time fun! We will also go on daily walks in the beautiful Lake Beresford Park. Pups staying over weekends may also get treated to hikes in the area or trips to the New Smyrna dog beach. I'd be happy to send you as many pictures/videos as you would like of your dog having a better vacation than you ;)

I have a dog friendly cat in the house. She hangs out in my bedroom 99% of the time and I have a baby gate that I like to put up as a precaution the first few times a new dog comes over. If your dog is not cat friendly it is no problem as it is very easy to keep her separated.

I do currently work out of the house 4 days a week. During those days I do go home for lunch play-time and the dogs will have access from the house to the screen room and a small separately fenced yard in case of any bathroom emergencies.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Barbara D.

49 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbara's Home
$25 /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
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$25 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
49 Reviews
Barbara was extremely prompt in getting back to us to take in our two pups in such a short amount of time. She was extremely flexible with drop off and pick up times and did everything she could to make sure we were stress free. This was so helpful considering it was the weekend of our wedding! Our dogs came home happy and we couldn't thank her more. We will definitely be using Barbara again in the future.
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I booked this reservation without meeting Barbara. We did not have time for a meet and greet, but I decided that her reviews were great and she had lots of repeat customers.
We took two dogs over, a big one and a little one. They both had a great time! Barbara took the time
to keep me posted on them.
We will definitely book with her again!
Thanks Barbara for the great time...
Robin, Miranda, Maggie and Mindy
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She was a very kind, sweet, considerate host who obviously loves each doggie she cares for. My Daisy was well taken care of :-)
Barbara has great availability and her home is a dog's heaven. There is a lot of room to run around and the dogs get to play 24/7. My dog loves going to stay with Barbara and comes home exhausted from all of the fun she had.
Barbara is awesome. I trust her completely with our dog.
I can't say enough good things about Barbara and Adam! My boys, Pedro and Jenks, had a fabulous time. It was their first time with Barbara and her home guests (the parrot, the Belgian, the cats and kittens) and most assuredly will NOT be their last by any means. Initially, I was a little worried, and only because my boy Pedro is 14 years old and my boy James is four and a half, which means they're very protective of each other. I wasn't sure how well they would do with her big dog, but they did just fine. I had warned Barbara that the boys were Snuggle Bugs and would take up or attempt to take up quite a bit of room in the bed, but all was incredibly well. What was really fantastic was the fact that Barbara let me come and get my boys late Wednesday night, and while they were ready to go, they were kind of sad to leave. Driving home the boys fell asleep and when we got to the house, Pedro was asleep standing up. It was quite funny! I would most certainly recommend Barbara to anyone who was interested in having great care for their four-legged for babies!
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Barbara is super kind and her demeanor made me feel comfortable. She responds to all questions with confidence with kindness as well. I loved Barbara's property- a ton of safe space for the pups to run and get out some energy. She also sent updates and pics of my furbaby while we were away and made sure to follow his normal routine. Very much appreciated Barbara and would like to use her again!
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We were really impressed with the care our dog received while we were away.
Barbara was amazing, professional, and a terrific companion for my furry baby when I can't be with her. My puppy, Korra, stayed with her and I know that she had a great time. Barbara posted multiple pictures of her playing and having so much fun that I was afraid that she wouldn't want to leave. Barbara seems to have a real rapport with animals and such an amazing space for my rambunctious pup to burn off energy in. When I picked up Korra,she was happy to see me, but fell asleep immediately in the car, so I know that Barbara kept her busy and playing. I would be 100% confident leaving Korra in Barbara's care, be it for one night or several, as she treats "my baby" like her own. I highly recommend Barbara as a pet sitter!
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First time using Barbara. She was very in tune with our Billy's needs. We received texts and pictures during his stay. He must have had a good time because he passed out after we got home. Will definitely use Bsrbara again!!
Barbara was great. I will definitely be using her again in the future.
Last minute changes to our vacation made us have to look for somewhere for our GSD to go. We found Barbara and she is awesome!!! Laila just returned today for her 2nd stay and jumped out of the truck and ran to her and never looked back! Thank you for taking such good care of our fur baby!!
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"Quincy" had a wonderful experience at "Camp Barbara". I was sent updates and photos of his entire stay. Quincy got along with all of Barbara's fur and feather residents. I will definitely use Barbara's services again. DogVacay is an excellent company with a great idea.
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This was Penny's second time with Barbara. Barbara has large dogs so that is fun for our lab. She also has a pool and Penny loves to swim. I appreciate the text pics sent by Barbara everyday. I truly think Penny was considering not leaving when I went to pick her up. Barbara has a great dog home and takes good care of the dogs. I highly recommend Barbara for your overnight stays.
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Harley was very happy at Barbara's. At first he did not want to stay and that was hard for me. Barbara took him and within minutes he was exploring his new environment with the other dogs.I like that he was free and not caged.
While I was out of the country for a week, Barbara looked after my 8 months old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy. That was the first time she had to spend longer period of time without me. However, Barbara did a great job,made her feel at home, altogether, we had a very positive experience. I will be confident to use her sitter service in the future again, and I can highly recommend it to anybody who is looking for a professional sitter in the area.
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Barbara is wonderful! I boarded two dogs and a cat with her and she gave each of my pets individualized attention and care. To be specific, my yellow lab ran outside as much and as often as he wished. My Yorkie was clingy with Barbara, and was even allowed to sleep in Barbara's bed at night. Our cat felt protected and secure, away from the larger dogs, but with room to relax. All in all, my pets have always come home after boarding experiences being noticeably traumatized and shy. In the past they all had hoarse barks/meows from barking and crying in a cage all week/weekend. All three of my pets came home happy. It is so reassuring to have a place that my pets can vacation while I'm away! Thank you again Barbara!
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Barbara was great, sent pic every day and keep us up to date on what are dog was doing. We will be using Barbara again.
Our dog's stay with Barbara D was great. Tia had fun with her other new dog friends. She got to run in a big fenced in yard, play ball, tug-o-war with sticks, and swim (her favorite thing).
Lot's of room to run at Barbara's place. We think Tia enjoyed her stay. We would use Barbara again.
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Barbara was a great find! Our husky Dezi had never stayed anywhere but with us so this was her first time on "vacation". Dezi immediately took to her. We received multiple pictures daily of her many activities which made us feel at ease while we were away. She was obviously having a great time, and made new friends. We will be using Barbara anytime we go away.
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Barbara was awesome, Max had a great time playing with Bently and the other dogs. Loved getting updated pics of Max's visit. This was our first time leaving Max overnight and we were nervous but Barbara made us and max feel very comfortable with our decision. Max will be back again for sure.
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What an excellent first experience with booking a dog sitter! Barbara is very professional and was very flexible when it came to drop off and pick up times. The home is great for your dogs to run around and the pool is an added bonus. Barbara was great at providing multiple photos of our dogs each day which gave us peace of mind. I highly recommend Barbara for all your dog sitting needs!
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It is so nice to have someone who you can trust to take good care of your dogs while your gone. Barbara is fantastic with our animals and we love having her!
Our dog received excellent care during his two day stay. Barbara sent us pictures of how happy he was especially with having some playmates to have fun with. We highly recommend them!
Barbara was wonderful and so understanding, we can't thank her enough.
We are so happy we found a great place for our dog to stay when we have to travel. Barbara loves animals and treated our dog like she was one of her own. We received many pictures and updates, allowing us to see what a great time our dog was having on her "vacation." What a wonderful alternative to a kennel! I highly recommend this pet sitter. :)
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I'm not even sure where to start! Barbara and Adam were amazing with Monroe and he had the best vacation! It was so nice to get all the photos from Barbara showing our furry kid having so much fun! Not only did Monroe get to play with other dogs all day, he got some one on one time playing with the ball, went on a bunch of great walks/hikes and made himself right at home - sleeping on the bed. My husband and I looked forward to the pictures everyday - and know that he was in the best care! I would HIGHLY recommend Barbara - I know Monroe will be more than happy to go back and spend another vacay with her and her family. AMAZING!!! We are planning on getting a second dog in the near future and have no hesitation of leaving them both with Barbara next time we have to go out of town. SO happy I found this site and Barbara!
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My dog Leia absolutely LOVED Barbara! Which is really saying something because Leia has always had significant separation anxiety from me. I received pictures several times a day and could tell Leia was having a blast and was being very well taken care of.Barbara is prompt with communication, and everything from meet n greet, booking, drop off and pick up was smooth and stress free. Barbara will be the first person I contact when I need a dog sitter in the future.
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Barbara was great! Excellent communication and pictures daily. I would not hesitate to board my dog with her again. I wouldn't be surprised if he is sad he left!
Barbara was fantastic! She was very understanding and flexible with drop off and pick up times. It was such a relief to find a safe place for the holiday time when many sitters were unavailable. She sent daily photos and updates and my senior dog seemed quite comfortable despite the other dogs and activities. If I am traveling in that area, we will absolutely visit Barbara again. Thank you for a great experience!
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Barbara was great. I had to find a sitter on short notice for my three dogs and this is the first time I have ever left them with someone besides family or close friends. Barbara was very interested in learning what was normal for the dogs, and what the rules were, to try and make their stay a comfortable one. The pics/texts providing quick updates on my girls was very comforting. I would definitely recommend Barbara.
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Barbara was very accommodating from arrival to pick up. She even let Lucy on her bed to sleep which helped so much. She sent pictures of Lucy several times. Barbara is very communicative and caring. Lucy will be back!!!
Our dogs must have had a great time with Barbara's dogs because they have been sleeping since they got home. Barbara, thanks for taking care of them!!
Excellent as always!!
This was the first time leaving our Bealla and we were very nervous. To start with Barbara agreed to watch her at the last minute which was amazing. From the moment we arrived she was great with Bealla. She took the time to introduce Bealla to her dogs and was very thorough in discussing questions regarding her care. The pics/texts updating us on all of the fun Bealla was having was very comforting. We highy recommend Barbara and will be repeat users the next time we need a Pawsome sitter.
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Barbara and her family are great host to our boys making them feel at home and as a part of the family.
Highly recommend Barbra. She made Rily feel like she was at home.
Our dogs' stay at Barbara's was exceptional! By far, the BEST experience with Dog Vacay we've had. Her property is safe and conducive to the dogs all getting plenty of exercise and fun, while still allowing quiet time as needed. Barbara is a rescue mom and her caring nature never made me question our choice to have our dogs stay at her home. Updates and pictures were also provided. 5 stars all the way :)
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Barbara and her family provided our boys a true home environment. She was flexible with the drop off and pick up time. Providing us with true peace of mind.
Thanks so much - the kids (dogs) had a blast!!!
Bentley had a great time with Barbara, as usual. He plays so much that he comes home for a rest.
If you are wondering what it is like to have peace of mind on a vacation knowing your fur-babies are being well taken care of, then Barb is the person you need to meet! My two vivacious and playful labs are STILL sleeping after a 3 day stay at Barb's home! We so appreciated the updates and love she showed to our labs. Thank you again, Barb!!
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Dixie had an awesome time, she got to play until she was worn out and got to try a lot of new things. Barbara kept us update on her with photos and texts allowing us to have a safe and relaxing vacation.
We had a great experience with Barbara watching over our dogs. She was very nice and has a large fenced in yard with a fenced off pool. She walked our dogs and even took them for a swim (optional). She sent us photos of them doing these activities which was wonderful. We highly recommend using her for your dog sitter. Our dogs slept for days afterwards which was a rare treat. We will be using this service again!
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Barbara has a home that made my dogs comfortable and welcoming. Furthermore, she kept us informed about their adjustment making the time away much less worrisome.
Barbara was great with our dogs! We are really excited about finding someone who gives us peace of mind when we are gone.
Excellent as always ! Bentley loves to stay with Barbara and her dogs.
Excellent !!! When Bentley is with Barbara we don't worry about him, we know he's in good hands.
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