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Vicki G.

64 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 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 Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Vicki's Resident Pets

Deuce
Mixed Breed
Female
7 yr 2 mo old

Vicki's House

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Large Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Vicki

19 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Going away? Bring your dog to our house to Sit'nStay!

My husband and I are retired law enforcement with one medium sized well-balanced dog who loves visitors. Our home is in a natural setting overlooking Lake Guntersville. It has a spacious two-story deck with a kennel area attached. We also have a separate shaded "dog park" like area for running around and extra playtime. And of course, we always take daily walks. Your dog will be treated as well as our own - with lots of love and positive reinforcement.

A meet and greet is required for new "guests". Your dog must be spayed/neutered, housebroken, and get along well with other dogs.

In order to provide the premium care that your dog deserves we limit the
number of guests to a maximum of two with few exceptions. Please check our calendar for availability.

It is our pleasure to care for your pup!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Vicki G.

64 Reviews
27 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Vicki's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Vicki's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$12 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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64 Reviews
Our Daisy truly had a great vacation with Vicki and David. We were a little concerned that she was having so much fun that she would not want to leave!!! Vicki kept us up to date with pictures each day and assurances that she was fitting in beautifully with her dog and others in Vicki's care. Vicki and David certainly spent lots of time with her and she didn't have the separation anxiety that she experienced when we boarded her at a kennel. She was part of a family instead of being "caged". We highly recommend Vicki. Our experience was such a good one. We will definitely leave her with Vicki when we need to be out of town again. Super
care! Dick & Barbara
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Vicki was great with Gizzie. She treated her just like she was her own. She even gave Gizzie medicine that was needed during her stay there. This was like a vacation for my baby too! I loved the daily updates and pictures that she would send to us. We will definitely use Vicki again!
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Fritz has not been left a lot, so we have been seeking a place that would feel like home for him. I think we have found it!. He seemed to really enjoy the day. Thanks Vicki.
This was Bentley Beagle's first stay with Vicki and he is begging to go back! :-) It's a wonderful feeling to be able to leave our boy with someone like Vicki (and David) and be completely confident that he is being well cared for and happy. He's going back again next week and he already has his suitcase packed! In all seriousness, they are wonderful! We are new in Guntersville and this is a huge relief for us! Thank you both.
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I dreaded the thought of placing my girls Panda and Shaker in a dog kennel and then I discovered dogvacay. Vicki is the greatest dog sitter I could have ever hoped for. She provided personal attention to my girls and sent daily pictures by email, showing them in various activities or lounging about. I felt at ease leaving my girls....I knew they would have the very best care.

Panda had never been around other dogs before and Vicki's personal pet, Deuce, made her feel right at home. My girls never felt bored. Daily walks, play time in Vicki's private "doggie park" or napping kept them busy and involved. They truly had a great vacation! I can't say enough great words on how fantastic this doggie sitting service is and Vicki is the Greatest! She truly is an angel. My fears of leaving my girls while I'm away are gone as long as Vicki cares for them.

My girls had so much fun, I expected they would not want to come home.
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What a great Vacay. Our Wheaton terrier Bear is 10 and has never enjoyed staying with anyone. He normally doesn't eat for the first two days and cannot wait to get in the car when we come to pick up. We went to visit Vicki and Deuce prior to our Vacay dates and Bear was immediately at home. He found a spot on the back deck and plopped right down. He and Deuce seemed quite compatible. During his Vacay He ate all his meals got along with everyone and on pick up day came out to greet us but turned around and went back in the house. It was a great experience for our family. Thanks so much Vicki
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I cannot say enough about how pleased we are to have had Vicki dog-sit for our baby, Coco. She sent daily pictures so that we still felt like we were with her. We were gone a total of 16 nights, so it was very hard to have left her for that long. We will definitely be using Vicki again to watch our dog. I know that Coco enjoyed her time playing with Duece as well.
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Vicki, was very good with my two poodles. Let them play, takes walks, and send me lot of pics when I was out of town. She is the best.
We are so happy we found Vicki! Could not have found anyone better for Shiloh. He loves going there and we never have to worry! Thanks Vicki and David!
Ladybug has such a great time staying with
Vicki! We are repeat customers and love having
our dog stay at Vicki's. Ladybug feels at home there and Vicki sends us pictures all along while we are gone! We have no worrries and are able to relax while we are gone becase we know she is in good hands!! Thanks for taking such good care of Ladybug!!!
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We are so happy to have found Vicki and David! It was like a real vacation for Shiloh, too! They are very warm and caring people and we felt totally comfortable leaving him there. Shiloh has a new home away from home!
We never have to worry about our Ellie when we're away. Vicki and family are fabulous hosts, making for a more enjoyable trip for us. Thank you, Vicki, for the loving, caring environment you provide for our baby.
My fur baby had a great vacation with Vicki, Dave and Deuce! I was so happy to see photos everyday of her playing with her new friends. She looked comfortable and content.
Thank you so much for the wonderful care, pictures, and communications.
I would definitely use her service again!
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Our dogs LOVE staying with Vicki, Dave, and Deuce! They are simply amazing at caring for our pets. We are so thankful that we found them!
Snoots LOVES Vicki. When we go to her house, he knows where he is and gets so excited. He literally leaps out of the car to meet her on the porch. She sends me photos every day of their adventures. She is the best sitter ever!
The best thing about our pups staying with Vicki is that we are "worry free" knowing they are in such good care.

We are so very thankful to have found such a wonderful "home away from home" for Sugar and Sally when we have to go out of town.

Jen Fowlkes
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Vicki, Dave, and Deuce were perfect hosts for our Ellie! She loved everything about being in their home. And we loved the relaxed atmosphere they provide for their tenants. So happy that we found Vicki to take care of our little Ellie whenever we're away.
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Awesome, awesome, awesome people ... I'd NEVER hesitate to leave our Bella with Vicki and David. They love their charges, treat them like family and send scads of photos of their playtime.
This was our first time using DogVacay to find a pet-sitter and it was a fantastic experience. Vicki, her husband and Deuce are wonderful to work with!
AWESOME experience!! This was our first time leaving our little Piper for an extended period of time. Even though we missed her we knew that Vicki, her husband and Deuce were taking very good care of our little fur-baby! They are awesome!!
Awesome people who really love our Bella and take time to play with her and let her play to get heart's content.
Cooper loves staying with Vicki and the resident dog, Deuce. Cooper has some physical limitations as he awaits surgery and Vicki dealt with his medications and restricted activity better than we do at home! We were gone for a week and didn't spend one instant worrying about how Cooper was doing. He loves staying with Vicki, Dave and Deuce. We love the photos, but most of all we love knowing Cooper is well cared for and having a good time of his own.
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Once again Vicki gave us amazing peace of mind while keeping our two pups while we were out of town. Vicki is top notch at providing our dogs with a fun vacay - their home is set up perfectly for dog sitting, including their own dog park right there at the house! One of my favorite things is getting Vicki's daily pictures showing how the pups are getting along on their own dog vacation! I cannot say enough about how thankful we are to have found Vicki on Dogvacay - not only for us but also for our pups...Sally especially has found her best friend! :)
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Cooper loves staying with Vicki and we love knowing he is having a good time and being treated fabulously while we are away. The dog park that is nestled in the trees is an awesome place for Cooper and resident dog Deuce to play. We are always happy to plan a trip so Cooper has a chance to spend time with Vicki, Dave, Deuce and any other doggie guest.
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5 stars plus!!! Thank you Vicki, David, and buddy Deuce for taking such wonderful care of Bentley. The accommodations are second to none, and the loving kindness is much appreciated. Highly recommend.
Vicki was great, as usual! When I arrived to drop Tex off, there was another small dog staying with her that wasn't very fond of Tex. By the time I left they were comfortable around each other, and by the time his stay was over they were friends! Vicki really knows how to facilitate healthy relationships among the dogs! I know Tex had a great time!
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Dillan was truly treated like he was at a Pet Resort! They took him for walks with their sweet dog, Deuce, and he had plenty of things to play with throughout his stay there! We received daily updates with photos and he looked so happy! I would highly recommend them for your dogs! They are wonderfully conscientious and very nice. Their home is also very beautiful with a lake view! Thank you for treating Dillan so wonderfully :)
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Our pups had the best vacation you can imagine! From the walks, to the playtime in their extremely well equipped private dog park, relaxing on the deck to the pool time - they loved every minute.

While we were away from our two pups - an energetic one year old boxer/lab mix and our senior chihuahua diva - Vicki sent wonderful photos showing the pups having fun and totally relaxed. This helped us to relax on our vacation!

We have the utmost confidence in Vicki and Dave to take care of our babies - cannot wait to schedule their next vacation with new friends!
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Vicki and Dave are very warm and personable people. I couldn't be more pleased with their love and care for my 13.5 year old white lab named Katy Scarlett. She always seems very content and peaceful when I pick her up at the Gorny compound (beautiful mountain home on 4 acres with an outrageous view of the lake)...as opposed to "desperate to see me and leave" as I have experienced with some pet sitters. I maintain about a 50% travel schedule...so it means very much to me to see her so content and happy when I pick her up. Also the photos that Vicki sends every day bear witness to love and care she is getting...which helps put me at ease while I am away. Katy has really bonded with Deuce, their adorable female pup. Every time we arrive at Vicki and Dave's home, Katy is very excited to be there and to see Deuce and Vicki and Dave. I believe the love they show Katy and the daily routine they provide are very affirming to my Katy and me. I trust Vicki and Dave and Deuce explicitly with my Katy Scarlett. Maybe I should put it in my will, that if anything should ever happen to me...that Vicki and Dave and Deuce would take Katy in as their own family.
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Our dogs we so happy staying with Vicki, David, and their dog Deuce! They were well loved and received great care. We didn't worry about them even one time while we were on vacation! Our children looked forward to the fantastic daily photo updates that we received while we were away. I wish we could give more that 5 stars. Thanks again for everything, Vicki and David! I know that our girls can't wait to see you all again!
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That you Vicki for another wonderful stay for my dog! I love that my dog is always monitored! She loves her visits and so do we!
Dave and Vicki are wonderful. My Katy Scarlett always seems content and happy when I pick her up. Katy really like Deuce also. The digs also are great...
Again, a great visit with wonderful pictures and updates.
My weenie dog Snoots always seems traumatized when he has been boarded at the vet. I was so happy to find Vicki. Before Snoots stayed, we visited her home and met her dog Deuce. Snoots isn't keen on other dogs, but Deuce is so laid back that they made friends.

Vicki has a wonderful set-up at her home. There are different textured areas to explore, a training table, a tunnel, and a nifty run with a ceramic fire hydrant to pee on. Snoots likes the fire hydrant.

Vicki sent me pictures of Snoots every day, which made my vacation more enjoyable. The photos reassured me that Snoots was in good hands.

Vicki lives on a bluff overlooking Lake Guntersville. Her home is surrounded by forest and every morning Deuce and Snoots went for a nature walk.

During the week she also took Snoots and Deuce to the local dog park. Snoots looked like he was having a ball.

I will always use Vicki in the future. I am going to Ireland this summer, and I know Snoots will be thrilled to hang out with Vicki and Deuce again!
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We love the care Kona gets from Vicki! She is a wonderful host!
My dogs had a great time!
Another great stay for Sophie! Thank you again for the peace of mind while I am traveling! I will continue to recommend to friends who want 24/7 care, snuggles, and play dates (Deuce) for their pups!
Captain spent almost a week with Vicki. I received daily photos and notes from Vicki and my dog was treated like part of the family. He was given twice daily walks and trips to the park. Having a great place like this to leave my dog makes it easier for us to g out of town. Thanks to everyone at the house for making Captains stay so great. 5 STARS
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Vicki did a wonderful job with Rebel. I cannot say enough about the care she gets when she stays with Vicki.
This is our second booking with Vicki, I cannot imagine a better hostess! Vicki takes the time to really get to know your pet and I feel like she loves our dog as much as we do. She supplies daily photo updates and responds to any of my questions with lightening speed. Highly recommend, this is a very special place!
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I wish there were more than 5 stars. Vicki has an incredible intuition about dogs. She watches their interaction and make sure that the adjustment is smooth. She appreciates our dogs individual personalities and provides a loving and nurturing environment. We could not be any happier or more grateful Vicki opens her home to our dogs.
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Vicki is AWESOME!!!! She really loves dogs. That is obvious from my first interaction with her. She was loving and caring and was MORE than I hoped for. I wasn't sure how one of my dogs would be (skittish). She sent me pictures and assured me he was doing great. It really put my mind at ease. She and her husband are the NICEST people ever! Would I go back. An instant YES!!!!!! Thank you Vicki and David!!
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To any of you pups out there, don't miss a chance to visit doggie haven. I have so much fun there... It's my home away from home! The outdoor area is awesome and so is my friend, Deuce, who lives there. Thank you to the hosts who take such good care of me. Woof, woof, Bentley
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We feel completely at ease leaving our small dogs with Vicki. She sends pictures daily and although we miss them terribly, we know they are in good hands.
Vicki did an outstanding job of caring for Rebel. This was her first time away from home and I could tell she was right at home. There was a wonderful play area and she got to get into a small doggie pool to play. I could tell she loved the pool from the pictures I received. It was great to get pictures of her. She went for walks, played with toys and with their dog. Having her be able to in the home and have a companion dog there was a big plus for me and for Rebel as she was used to having companions at home. That is the reason I decided on this facility. I wanted her to have another dog there without all the confusion of a normal boarding facility.

Thanks so much Vicki for taking such good care of Rebel.
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We were so happy to find Vicki and David! My dog loved her time with them and my children enjoyed the daily photos. Vicki and David treated my dog as their own and took a lot of time working with her. We had such a positive experience, I recommend them without hesitation!
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Dakota had a great time! I really appreciated the pictures Vicki posted of his time with them!
Vicki and her husband took excellent care of Tex, as always! I feel good about leaving him there and I always look forward to the pictures that Vicki sends.
I was 1400 miles away for a whole week, but all I had to do was miss my baby -- I didn't have to worry about her at all. Bella had a fantastic time, and there were tons of great pictures showing how much fun she had. I missed her so much but I wasn't at all worried. Vicki, David, and Deuce gave her a vacation of her own! I'm only writing this review to be a good person. I don't actually want them to be super busy with other dogs because then they might be booked up when Bella wants to stay with her BFF, Deuce. :-) Seriously, they are the best. Period.
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As soon as we met Vicky and Dave, our minds were put at ease about leaving our dogs with them. They are very knowledgable about dogs, and understand their (sometimes odd) behaviors. Fiona is generally very shy, but by the end of the visit, I could see she connected with her hosts. Finn is very active, and they kept him busy! Their home is a perfect, safe environment for dogs of all sizes, with a two level fenced in dog area I can't even call a kennel, because it is so homey. And the dogs could go inside or out, which is nice. They are a little off the beaten path, but very worth the drive! We would definitely have them host our dogs again.
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Cooper loves spending time with Vicki and Deuce, the resident dog. We are delighted that he can spend time with his doggie friend while we are away. Vicki handles Cooper's finicky eating habits well and offers us encouragement. Once we found such a perfect place to leave Cooper while we travel, leaving him is no longer a time for sadness. We know he is well cared for and has his own vacation!!
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Wonderful place to leave our dogs. They had an extra playmate, were watched very well, and were so happy. The picture updates were wonderful to have. I prefer this to boarding in a kennel somewhere. Leaving my dogs at their home made me feel better about leaving them. My husband and I will be able to travel more often now that we have had a excellent experience leaving our dogs.
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I was very comfortable leaving Dakota with Vicki and David. They are a very nice couple and took wonderful care of him! Deuce is a welcoming and easy going playmate!
Sophie had a great time with Vicki and Deuce ! Sophie got daily walks and trips to the park during her stay and I received daily updates/pictures through DogVacay. The updates made me rest easy while I was away and I appreciated the 24/7 attention they gave her. Sophie has a regimented diet and I am so grateful Vicki was a perfect hostess. Vicki has a run under the deck of her house and the dogs had no trouble running all over the play area ! Sophie and Deuce (resident pup) played all day during her stay and Sophie really missed her when she left. I will be a repeat customer ! Thank you Vicki !
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KayDee and Elsie had so much fun!! Deuce is an awesome playmate and great role-model for my high energy youngster and Elsie, my older more sedate girl, had a nice relaxing day. It's a great to be able to leave my dogs with people I can trust.
Tex had a blast with Vicki, her husband, and their dog Deuce this weekend! The proof? He's sound asleep snoring on my lap right now! I met with them for about half an hour before leaving him there just to make sure Deuce and Tex wouldn't have any issues with each other. Deuce is very well trained and very comfortable with other dogs and people. They got along just fine!

They have set up a great outdoor area for the dogs to play and get some exercise. The back deck gives them plenty of space to sunbathe, and it also leads to a fenced in area with mulch and playground rocks, complete with a doggie fire hydrant and several toys. Under the deck is open to them as well if they want to get out of the sun. They also have a training station set up and she works with teaching commands there. They also took them on several long walks each day for exercise. Tex was definitely well cared for!

I got emails from Vicki every day with pictures of Tex playing, so I knew he was enjoying himself. There was even a picture of Tex snuggling with Deuce, so I know they became friends.

If you're considering boarding your dog anywhere near this area, this is the place to go! They will take amazing care of your dog!
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Bella always has a fabulous experience at Vicki's house! As soon as I grab her bed and head for the door, she knows it's a daycare day and gets all excited. Vicki, David, and Deuce treat Bella like part of their family and she's always happy and relaxed when I pick her up. It is lovely to run errands, see doctors, etc., knowing that my baby is having a fabulous day.
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Vicki and David being part of DogVacay made our 3 week Vacation incredible....just knowing that our precious Francey Faye was being taken care of / played with / walked twice a day and in the company of Deuce Vicki and David's precious loving dog was just a great feeling... This was our first time to leave our Baby ( Francey Faye ) for such a long length of time. Vicki walked Francey Faye twice a day, took Francey Faye to the park and even taught Francey Faye some commands which we are just over the moon about!!!
Vicki and David are very experienced in caring for dogs. In addition to all the love and engaging play time, we received photo's daily and videos as well! This was wonderful to get to see how Francey Faye was settling into Vicki and Davids home.
Vicki and Davids home is gorgeous and the setting is just beautiful situated on large lake.... with a dog run and gorgeous deck that Francey Faye just loved relaxing on with Deuce.
We will defiantly use Vicki and David again and thank you "DogVacay" for being available as the absolutely best option a pet owner can have for their pet.

Warm regards, Cynthia P.
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Once again, Cooper had a great time and was well cared for at Vicki's home. This time there was another guest as well as the resident dog, Deuce. Cooper was delighted to have two friends to play with! We are so relieved to know that while we are away, Cooper is safe and having fun with doggie pals. We wouldn't even consider boarding Cooper anywhere else.
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Vicki and her husband and their dog, Deuce, gave my Bella a fabulous day of doggie daycare. She got a nice long walk and plenty of playtime. The pictures of her bouncing with her tail wagging made my whole afternoon a joy. My baby girl is happy and tired from a fun day having great socialization playing with Deuce and super high-quality attention from the humans. I'm going to petition dogvacay that Vicki not be allowed to ever retire or leave town! :)
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This was Cooper's second stay with Vicki and he is scheduled for another stay over Christmas. Cooper is treated like a part of the family and has such a great time playing with the resident dog, Deuce. Cooper was treated to daily walks and a visit to the park. Vicki even let him take home the tennis ball he enjoyed sharing with his pal, Deuce. And we enjoyed the daily emailed photos and the peace of mind that comes with knowing Cooper is being well cared for!
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Another fantastic experience. My dog is relaxed, happy, and tired from a great day at doggie daycare with Vicki. The day I found dogvacay.com was one of the best days of Bella's life!
The form is giving me some grief but I tried to rate 5 stars!! Vicki and her husband are FANTASTIC. I'm a total dog rookie -- Bella is my first dog EVER -- and they've been so helpful in recommending resources and answering all my dog-rookie questions besides being wonderful care providers! Bella is a fairly new rescue and normally very skittish and scared. She was so relaxed and happy when I picked her up! Bella had a great day, got plenty of exercise, and it was such a joy to get pictures mid-day of my baby girl having a great time. It was LOVELY to go about my day relaxed and not have to rush home, knowing my doggie was in great hands and having a wonderful time. Your dog will have a terrific experience and so will you!
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Vicki provided the perfect care for our dog, Cooper! Her home provided the perfect environment for the safety and well being of our dog. Also, Vicki has a well-trained medium-sized dog that provided company and fun for Cooper. Vicki is very knowledgeable about training and caring for dogs and provided regular exercise as well as a loving home atmosphere. Cooper was treated as part of the family, and enjoyed trips to the dog park, too. Vicki went above and beyond expectations, e-mailing photos often and even bathing Cooper before we picked him up. It is such a relief to know we never have to kennel Cooper again! I whole heartedly and enthusiastically encourage any dog parent to arrange for a meet and greet to see for yourself what a perfect place Vicki's home is for your dog's stay while you are away.
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