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Patrice F.

210 Reviews
104 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Patrice's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
12 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Patrice's House

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Children at home (Under 5 years old, 5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Patrice

11 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Here at Sit and Stay, we love dogs so much, our son wants to be one!

We are capable of taking care of all dogs, big and small! We live in a great house with a great backyard! Our backyard is always in use- sun, rain, or snow- we play outside with our pet guests multiple times a day. For the pet who isn't fond of chasing a ball, we go on walks based on your pup's need! We work with you to make sure your pet is comfortable. We have room for crates and room for them to lie on our laps.

From experience, we understand how much traditional boarding can be- this is why we chose to offer care in our home. You pay less and get more- more flexibility with drop offs/pick-ups, more one on one care with your pet, and more money in your pocket.

We even offer bathing services- for an extra $10-15 (depending on the size) we will send your pup home shampooed, conditioned, and smelling like a rose! We use the Furminator brush to help make a dent in ridding the under coat fluff that can cause tumble weeds of dog hair around your house.

We provide crates, beds, bowls, toys and treats! All you pup needs is food and leash, but you are always welcome to bring whatever you think would make them more comfortable!

Luckily, my husband and I have schedules that allow someone to be home all day, so your pup won't be stuck in a crate.
We have one Labrador and three children. All are great with the guest dogs!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Patrice F.

210 Reviews
104 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 8 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 6, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Patrice's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Patrice's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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210 Reviews
Bailey is a Daddy's dog, and does not like change. But we wanted to try this out for a night, because we have a week long trip coming up this summer and will need someone to care for our dog. Patrice had excellent reviews and we were not disappointed. Bailey did fine and took a real liking to Patrice, and evidently followed her everywhere around the house. Patrice even texted a few pictures to us during her stay.

We plan to do this a couple more nights to get Bailey more comfortable with it prior to the planned week-long stay, and have already booked Patrice for our summer trip.
I was so scared to leave Chloe with anyone I don't know, but I'm so happy I did. Patrice was wonderful. She took pics each day and sent them to us. I will definitely be using her again in the future. Thank you, Patrice!
Patrice is the best! Belle gets so excited for daycare stays and is never ready to leave when it's time to pick her up
We never have to worry when we leave our dog with Patrice. Her son loves our dog and he seems to love him back. He is always happy when we pull into her driveway, will often jump over the driver's seat and out the door and run right up to her door.
He is always in great shape when we pick him up, and she is very flexible on drop off and pick up times. We could not ask for a better sitter for our furry boy.
I am always anxious about leaving my dogs with a stranger, but with over 200 positive reviews, I felt confident giving Patrice a shot! I brought my girls over for daycare as sort of a dry run before December, when things get crazier. My dogs took to her immediately and Patrice was very happy to meet them and pet them. They soaked up the attention like little sponges. She has a nice fenced in yard for outdoor play, and her whole family seems to be experienced with dogs.

During the stay, Patrice sent me update photos, which always brightens up a stressful work day. My girls came back tired and happy. The next morning when I went to leave for work, the girls ran to the door to get on leash and in the car for Patrice again! I highly recommend Patrice
My dogs love to stay with Patrice! She is awesome!
Patrice is a true dog lover and took exceptional care of our dog. We had to extend our stay last minute and she was so flexible. Aprreciated the daily photos and updates!
Love the care our two senior girls received on thier overnight!
The reservation process was very easy. I would just recommend trying to book as early as possible because she does keep a steady flow of business.
Oakley always had a great time with Patrice. She takes great care of him.
We were so pleased with the care Maggie recieved during her recent stay with Patrice. We loved that we were able to meet Patrice in person with Maggie prior to her stay.

Patrice updated us with pictures while were on our trip. Maggie came back happy and not sick/nearvous like she does when we use a kennel.

We will definately use Patrice in the future.
This was a one night extension of a reservation which we previously reviewed and commented on. We would recommend Patrice to anyone who loves their pets and wants to be sure they are well cared for in their absence.
As always, RJ was glad when I dropped him off to spend time with his BFF. He always comes home
tired which tells me that he had an active playtime visit. We love traveling knowing that RJ is having a nice vacation with Patrice and her kids while we are gone.
Maggie had a great stay and we had such peace of mind knowing that she was in good hands. I think she already misses her new friends!
After having a baby I was really worried about leaving our Boston Terrier behind while we went away for the weekend, but taking him to Patrice was perfect for both our pup and Mommy's nerves! He has such a great time over there and I felt so comfortable leaving him there with her and her family! He even came home calm and just snuggled with us on the couch after a long weekend of playing hard! :)
This was our first time to use Doggie Vacay and it was a great experience.
Patrice was great to work with and she loved and cared for Lola (our doggie) while we were out of town. Our trip dates changed at the last minute and Patrice was very accommodating through it all.
Thanks Patrice !!
You're awesome.
Flexible pick up and drop off times and received picture updates Lucy seemed like she had a blast!
We are so blessed to have found such a great dog sitter for our Lola. Patrice does such a good job and makes sure we are updated with emails and pictures. We always feel confident that Lola is being taken good care of while we are away on vacation!
Patrice is hands down the best dog sitter! She answered all of my many questions while deciding who would watch our fur babies and even planned a meet and greet. One of our dogs has intense anxiety with strangers, but she fit in just fine. Also, Patrice had no problems with administering her medication! We were sent updates and photos showing us our pups, too! If you are looking for an amazing pet sitter - look no further! Patrice is a very friendly individual and our dogs were loved like they were her own!
We had a fantastic experience with Patrice. Our dogs, Bruno and Lulu, seemed to have a great time as well. We could tell by the pictures she sent us that they were having fun and making themselves at home. It was so nice to not worry about them while we were away. We will be back : )
Patrice is AWESOME! Love that she sends picture updates so we know how she's doing.
Patrice hosted our dog for the weekend. It was so easy for me and fun for Dexter! She sent updates and pictures so we didn't need to worry about him. When it came time to pick him up, I think he would have rather stayed and played. Ha! We will definitely be back.
This is the best thing EVER! I will never use a kennel again! She is amazing and my dog had the best time! I think he was sad to come home! I will be referring everone I know to her! If you are planning a out of town trip, she is your person!
Patrice is great! Very accommodating. So sweet. My boy Jax has such a blast! Trust Patrice and dog vacay tremendously!
This was Terri's first stay with Patrice. She was very happy when I picked her up. She slept for the rest of the day. I liked the way Patrice was open to her needs. I will be back for sure.
Our dog had a great time, as always! We'll definitely keep Patrice and her family in mind the next time we're out of town.
Stella had an amazing time with Patrice and was completely exhausted at night :) we will be back for sure!
Wolf recently had a slumber party at Partice's house and came back a happy pup. He's currently preparing for his up-and-coming vacation there. Thumbs up to Patrice! - Diana B.
Patrice is awesome and I never have any worries leaving my pup with her. She's quick to respond and super flexible, and all around fantastic. My pup had so much fun at daycare with her that she came home and slept for hours. Thanks for taking care of and wearing out my super high energy pup!
Patrice has been a very big help during my busy season at work. I used to use a commercial doggy daycare and had to look for other options because of the hours I was needing. I found Patrice on Dogvacay and have been very happy that I did. I believe my dog, Lucy, has also been very happy with Patrice because every time I drop her off she runs to the door like she can't wait to go have fun with all the other dogs. I definitely feel better about this option than commercial doggy day cares.
Patrice was great!! Maverick had so much fun with her. After I picked him up he came home and slept the rest of the day and all night! I would defineitly recommend her. Maverick will be going back there!!
This was our first stay with Patrice and she's definitely a keeper! The girls were happy and tired after their stay! We'll be back in a few weeks!
Another great stay for Gozie. I don't worry about him when he's with Patrice. I know he's having fun and well taken care of. When he used to get home from the kennel he would sleep for 2 days and wasn't himself at all. I knew he hadn't slept and was anxious the whole time, but now he gets home and he is the same playful little guy. I know Patrice gives him love and attention he deserves!
The dogs were in great hands with Patrice and her family. I was so happy to hear that our really shy and timid Zola opened up to them during this stay. She rarely if ever is social with others beyond just my husband and me. The crazy boys had a good time, and I liked that they were exhausted at home the next day. It gave us time to relax, too!
Three days after our meet-and-greet, my Chinese Shar-Pei was pulling at her leash to get into Patrice's house! They came home pooped -- slept all afternoon then all night! We're going back!
Only our first visit, but we will definitely be back! The boys came home happy and tired (just the way we like it). Drop off and pick up times are very convenient unlike traditional doggy daycare places. Highly recommend Patrice!
Longest we've ever left our babies and they did wonderful! Always happy and healthy when they come home!
Awesome as always!
Patrice provides day care for us every week day. Buckley is always taken care of and she is a wonderful care taker!
I'm so happy we discovered Dog Vacay and Patrice. My Sachi don't do well at kennels... she will literally get sick because of the stress so her Vet put her on medication to prevent her to get sick while she is there but then I discovered Dog Vacay.

Sachi had a great time and enjoyed her family and running in the backyard.

No more kennels for her!!!!

I even recommended Dog Vacay to my Havanese Group and my friends :)
Excellent care of our puppy! I really like that the dogs can have a lot of freedom in the house and playtime in the yard. The bath was great and an excellent price. Baxter's fur was super soft. Will reserve with again.
We have had bad experiences in the past with Rommel coming home withdrawn and much thinner from traditional kennels. He came home happy and healthy from Patrice's and we definitely recommend her!
We went to meet with Patrice before Rosie's stay and she was so knowledgeable and caring that we never worried after that. She sent us pictures when we were gone and we knew Rosie was truly having a vacation. Rosie was fine when we picked her up, like we we were never gone. I know we will be using Patrice again!
Patrice is very nice and was extremely accommodating to our early drop-off & late pick up requests :) I can tell our pup had a great time staying at her house and it made us feel better that he was getting individual attention. In the past, our pup always seemed stressed when we picked him up from the kennel. After staying with Patrice he seemed relaxed and happy! Thanks, Patrice! J&L
Patrice was amazing! She is great with dogs and made me feel so comfortable about leaving my new puppy in her hands. I picked up a very happy pup at the end of his stay!
Patrice was great with my dog. She went above and beyond. I will definitely be taking my dog back for an overnight stay. It was my first time boarding her in a private situation. I was apprehensive about it. She took great care of her.
Patrice was fantastic! she made us feel very comfortable leaving our 2 dogs with her and her family. We have a blind, senior dog who needs a lot of help and needs to bee watched carefully and she took great care of him! they we happy and healthy when we picked them up. Dont think I'd let anyone else watch them!
This was the first time I had to leave my new puppy, and it was definitely hard but Patrice sent me pictures everyday of him so it helped me out so much!
As always, Patrice provides outstanding care and peace of mind. It's like having a second home for Jazzie!
Patrice is always great. Love being able to take my dog there.
As always our dog RJ was happy to see Patrice when she met us in the driveway when I dropped him off. She sent us two very nice photos of our
boy enjoying himself at her house. He gets along great with her kids and we leave him with confidence that she is going to take excellent care of him. Nice to be able to leave town for a few days and know that he is being well taken care of.
Gemma gets so excited when she visits Patrice. Lots of play and fun.
Patrice kept us informed about how Morgan was doing and sent several pics with her updates :) She even dressed her up for "Howl-o-ween"! We were very happy having her in Patrice's care, and I think she was in very good hands! :)
only the best for patrice. stella loves her and patrice along with her kids are crazy about her too. I highly recommend her. she has babysat stella lots of times from one night to entire week. she is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was our 2nd time using Patrice. We love her! Out of the blue, a cyst ruptured on one of my babies legs. Patrice notified me and took her to my Vet and took great care of her. Hopefully she'll have us again :o)
Very pleased with Patrice as a dog sitter. My standard poodle Maggie has stayed with Patrice several times now and each time Maggie is so thrilled to arrive at Patrice's home she does not even notice I am leaving. I can go on vacation and not worry about her knowing she is having a good time playing with the other dogs and is being well cared for by Patrice and her family.
It was a last minute booking and Patrice was awesome about it. She responds very fast and there is great communication. Frankie did very well here and we got picture updates. It was a wonderful experience and I definitely recommend Patrice.
She was booked for the weekend; and we were getting married and time got the best of me and forgot to book her earlier. She still took my dog in; so gracious!
Maxie seemed to really enjoy herself in Patrice's home. The pictures we got showed her playing and laying on the couch (two of her favorite things!).

We loved the pictures we got and the updates about Maxie. It was our first trip more than two nights away for her so it was tough for us. Patrice kept us up to date on how things were going and we really appreciated that.
This is my second time using Patrice. I always know my maltipoo is being loved and adored. She gets organic dog treats from Patrice, which I find amazing. She sent me pictures mid-trip. A++ rating.
Patrice is the best! I had a bad experience boarding my Mini Aussie, Jazzy at a kennel, and then found Patrice through Dog Vacay. Jazzy loves going to Patrice's place and is treated like family! Patrice takes such good care of Jazzy and Jazzy just loves her...she doesn't even worry when I leave! Such a great feeling to know she's in great hands!!! Thanks so much Patrice and Dog Vacay for finding her for me!!!
Patrice is great with our three Yorkies. I would recommend her as a vacay home.
Patrice was great. We could tell the dogs were happy in her care.
Gemma loves to go to Patrice's for the day. I feel comfortable when I leave her there knowing she is getting good care and has play time with other dogs.
Patrice was great! From the meet and greet all the way up until we picked up our 2 pups from their vacation. She sent us photos of them end they always looked happy and content. One of our dogs is older and has a few issues getting around (which is why I won't leave them ANYWHERE) and I felt 100% comfortable with them staying with Patrice and her family. They were happy and tired when they got home, so that says that they had a good time! We will be using them again soon!
She was fantastic. Will definitely use again.
dog vacay is awesome and i have the best to take care of and love my girl stella..highly recommend.
Patrice always gives top notch care to Marvin, and he enjoys his stays. Plenty of updates-- will use again.
Patrice is wonderful and Jazzy loves going to stay with her! I can relax on vacation knowing she is with a loving family who really care for her!
Patrice is wonderful with the dogs. This is the second year we have used her. Rocko is very picky and he is aleays happy to see Patrice.
Patrice and her family are great to work with! Our dogs were happy to see us but the pics we got clearly showed they had the time of their lives! Been looking for two years and have found our comfort spot for our precious dogs when we travel.
Patrice is awesome!
We have used her a few times and she always does a great job! She often sends pictures and updates during Peppy's stay which we really like because we always know how he is doing and how much fun he is having with the other doggies :).
If you are looking for a reliable, loving sitter, Patrice is the sitter you need!

Thank you Patrice :)
Patrice is absolutely awesome!!. I am so glad I found her through dog vacay.She treats the fur kids like family. We have used her multiple times and will continue to do so because we know our fur babies are getting wonderful care! Mary Q
Patrice, as always, was amazing! The dogs have now stayed with her several times and when we left this time, they seemed totally comfortable in her house and like they could care less if we were there or not. What a wonderful feeling to know that the dogs were not only being taken care of, but also that they were happy with who was doing it!
Wonderful first experience with Dog Vacay!
Patrice is so friendly and obviously loves dogs. I have 3 dogs that spent their vacation with Patrice and her family for 2 nights. When I picked them up today, I could tell they were able to relax, just like at home, instead of being awake for days in a noisy kennel. She provides everything a dog needs to be happy...just supply the food! Best of all, I was able to relax on my trip because I knew the dogs were in a nice home with people around all the time and not sleeping on a cold kennel floor alone. I'm so glad I found this service and Patrice.
Thank you Patrice! You just gained another repeat customer! :)
We drive 35 miles each way for Patrice to keep our dogs. That alone should show what a wonderful host she is for Bucky & Lucy!
We are so impressed with Patrice that we cannot imagine leaving our Mr. Bentley with anyone else. Mr. Bentley loves the homemade treats, walks, and attention he receives from her. She sent us a photo of our dog while we were away and he looked so happy. We always know we can relax and enjoy our vacations knowing Mr. Bentley is well taken care of.
Gemma had a good day at Patrice's. Lots of play time with other dogs. I will definitely return to Patrice's doggie day care where Gemma is safe and gets some good exercise. Lynda Ogle
Patrice always provides outstanding care for our "Jazzie" girl.
Patrice rocks and my pups love it there!!
Milo, a westie, stays with Patrice twice a week since last fall. He loves to go and play with all of his friends. He gets so excited on the way to her house and runs out of the car to greet Patrice. When I pick him up at night he eats dinner and goes to bed for most of the night because he had so much fun. Patrice takes very good care of Milo and gives him a bath if he plays in the mud. She is easy to contact and always trys to help with a
schedule change. AAAAA++++++
I'm so sorry it took me so long to write a review! i was sure I had left one months ago!

My pup, Mowgli, had an awesome time with Patrice and she kept us constantly updated with his antics.
I felt completely at ease that he was receiving all the love and attention he would get at home!!

Now that Mowgli is older I realize how much more work he was when he stayed with Patrice- he was still a young pup but she took amazing care of him and reinforced all the training we had been working on.

Hope we're in St Louis again so he can come back and stay once more :)
Patrice is great and Bowser loves staying with her!
patrice was awesome as always. we just love her !! tina/stella
Harley seemed to really enjoy his stay. It was wonderful to know he was in a private home instead of a kennel.
Patrice was amazing we will never kennel our dog after having her watch our pup for a week. She gave her plenty of love and Attention and sent us frequent photos and updates!
Absolutely and highly recommend!! Patrice and her adorable family took such excellent care of my precious maltipoo. Patrice is professional, kind, endearing, and good with dogs. She mimics the dog's life at home. If the dog is allowed on your furniture at home, she allows them on the furniture in her home. If you take your dog on two walks a day, she takes your dog on two walks a day. She even texted me to assure me everything was going well. At the end, she even presented me with a Pet Vacay bag with London's name on it. Will definitely use her the next time.
Nothing but positives when Marvin stays with Patrice and family. Will definitely use again.
Patrice was awesome! Jazzy came home happy, healthy and exhausted from playing! She even had a bath while we were gone:-) I've had a bad experience with a kennel, so was nervous about leaving our fur baby, but Patrice is so kind and you can see she just loves her charges! I feel so much better knowing Jazzy is in such good hands! Highly recommend Patrice!
Patrice was wonderful! She was able to help me out by watching my two young dogs for a week on really short notice. She really saved our butts! It was so nice to know they were in good hands and receive lots of updates about the boys. All the pictures showed them playing out side or looking very comfy inside. I will definitely use her again!!
As always RJ seemed to be happy to be there. He runs right up to her front door the minute I let him out of the car. He is always tired when I pick him up, which tells me he has had a very active stay. Will definitely utilize her services again.
Milo, my Westie, gets to visit Patrice and her family twice a week. The rest of the week he is always wanting to go back to "day care".
He has so much fun playing with the other dogs and making new friends. Patrice is so nice and gave Milo a bath a few times when he had jumped in a mud puddle. She emails me photos which brightens up my day at work.
I recommend Patrice highly!!!
Patrice was great. The dogs are still getting use to staying with other people- but all seemed fine.
We had a wonderful 1 week vacay and so did Lola at Patrice's house. I booked like 2 mos in advance because Patrice is very popular on dogvacay. We did a meet and greet about 2 weeks prior to staying there. I think Lola loved it there. Total opposite from when we booked her at a kennel. Will definitely use Patrice again.
My dog, Gigabyte, goes here for daycare a day or two each week and Patrice is great with her. Gigabyte is a little bit shy but there's plenty of outdoor time, toys, and comfy resting spaces! Highly recommended!
We enjoyed our 2 week vacation knowing that our dogs were in good hands with Patrice. She is the best!
Our 2 furry friends had a wonderful stay with Patrice. It was great to see the pictures Patrice would send of the dogs having a great time at her home. The dogs came back to us happy, healthy, and tired!
Patrice was wonderful with Marvin. Will use again.
This was our dogs first extended stay with Patrice. Like most pets, she's spoiled, so when we pick her up, she acts like we're the worst owners in the world for leaving her with someone else. But she seems happy and healthy. Patrice treats her like she's her own pet. She also communicates very well and is understanding (I was 2 hours late picking our dog us).
Patrice was great! She kept us informed of how Lola was doing during her entire week long stay. As hard as it is to get a picture of Lola because she is never still, Patrice managed to post pictures of her playing which kept us at ease and she kept us informed by texts and calls. Lola had so much fun, she is still resting now that she is home. We would definitely use Patrice again!
Always like it when the dogs stay with Patrice-she is the best!
Patrice was wonderful. My dog came home and just sacked out due to, what I suspect, was having an awesome time at her house! He cuddled with her kids and was well behaved over there. I will definitely use her again and really appreciated not having to take him to a traditional shelter.
A friend of mine used Patrice before, so I thought I would try her out. I took my girls for a meet and greet with her dog ahead of time. All went good. I felt good leaving my girls with her. All went well. I'll be booking our next trip with her!!!
Patrice and her family provide a "home away from home" atmosphere. The level of care and attention to detail is exemplary. We're fortunate and happy to have someone like Patrice, as she provides a warmhearted, welcoming, and safe place for our Jazzie!
Patrice did a great job. Auggie had a wonderful time and came home exhausted from all the fun he had with the other dogs.
Marvin had a good time staying with Patrice while we were on a cruise. She was great about keeping us up to date, supplying pictures, etc. Will definitely use her again.
This was the second time we have boarded our dog with Patrice and once again he seemed to have a great time. When we pulled up in front of her house and I let him out of the car, after a quick stop at one of her bushes, he went right into the house. Seems to get along great with her kids as well. She was also very accommodating in regards to drop off and pick up times. Will definitely book with her again later this summer.
Milo had more fun then a barrel of monkeys!!!
Patrice is extremely responsive and the minute I dropped our dog off, her and her children were very welcoming and immediately made our pet feel at home and comfortable.
Patrice was amazing!! I had a hard time having my dog with someone I didn't know but she made it painless for me. She was welcoming, caring, and right away you can see her love for dogs! I went international so communication was being changed a lot for my daily updates and she was very accommodating to that as well! I was very happy with everything :)
thank you patrice and family for taking great care of stella during christmas time..i thought i submitted this already..but maybe not?? tina
As always, Milo is thrilled in the morning to go to Patrice's and is sad to leave Patrice's at night after I get off work.
Patrice takes such good care of Milo and sends the cutest photos to my email. It brightens up my day at work to see Milo's happy little face and him playing with his doggie friends.
Thank you Patrice!!
There stay was excellent! I received photo updates. Which was great! As well as retuning message adapt!
They also returned smelling wonderfully, as well as there beds! I loved Patrice and would definitely book again when we are on vacation. Thank you Patrice!
Excellent experience. This was my 1st time using Patrice and dogvacay. Pickup and dropoff times were very flexible, she even sent pictures of Champ having fun at her house while we were gone.....very nice touch!
From the initial contact, the meet and greet and the stay, Patrice was very professional and left us confident to leave our dog.
Patrice is wonderful! Very flexible & provides great care. Chloe is very energetic & she always comes home happy and worn out!
Patrice is a very attentive and caring dog lover. Our doberman Jazzie was well cared for, instantly becoming a member of the family. Highly recommend Patrice and will be using her for future stays.
patrice watched my little stella for 8 hours monday dec 8..and she had a great time there. patrice sent me a text with pic. and i know stella had a fun day..shortly after we got home..she took a long we look forward to staying there later this month! thanks dog vacay and patrice !!!!!
i always talk very highly of both of you!!!
Great experience - loved the daily updates.
Patrice is an EXCELLENT host! We had a family vacation planned for the Thanksgiving holiday and planned to take our dogs with. Plans changed last minute and we could no longer bring them. We have two large breed dogs (pitbull & doberman pinscer) and needed them both boarded for 5 days. Patrice was great with both of our dogs, sent us tons of pictures and updates, and responded quickly to our calls/texts. Our flight was pushed back a day causing us to have yet another last minute change and Patrice was so good about accommodating our new flight arrangements and even let us pick our boys up after-hours just because she knew how much we missed them! Our boys played with the other boarded dogs all day, slept on the couch (and even in her bed!), had no trouble eating..

I would 110% recommend Patrice for any of your boarding needs - I know we will be saving her number!
Milo had a fantastic day at day care. He was pooped the rest of the night and had to take 3 naps. He is a terrier and only 1 years old so that says a lot on how much fun he had. Thank you Patrice for all your hard work!
Little Milo had a wonderful time at day camp. He was pooped and slept the minute we got home. Patrice was professional and very kind. Milo also got a clean shampoo and nails clipped. He looks great. I am making another day camp appointmet asap. I recommend Patrice highly!
Patrice was an awesome host to our two pugs. I forgot to bring their chicken broth for their food and Patrice was kind enough to provide. She included a Christmas ornament with their paw imprints and some dog treats when I picked them up.
Patrice was flexible when my travel plans changed due to bad weather and took great care of our puppy while we were away.
I think this is the 3rd or 4th time we've used Patrice and could not be happier!! She is amazing and i never worry one second about my dogs while they are in her care. We will definitely be using her again and i would highly recommend her to anyone!
We left all three of our dogs with Patrice. We have a 1 yr, 2.5 yr, and 16+ yr old and all did great in her care. I think the two younger dogs had a lot of fun playing with the kids (and the cat) and our older dog got some loving which he always likes. She asked questions when concerned and I really appreciated that as well. I know the dogs were well taken care of and it gave me a real peace of mind. We will recommend Patrice to others as well as use her in the future.
Patrice takes excellent care of our dog! I love the updates and photos and she always smells so nice when she comes back! My dog is always excited to go back. The 24/7 supervision is great!
Patrice was excellent with Bucky and was very flexible with drop-off and pick-up times. She also has 24hr. supervision which we feel is important
Patrice takes wonderful care of our dog. I would highly recommend her.
Truly cares for your pet. Can't ask for more than that!
This was the first time we had to leave the dogs with someone other than family and Patrice made the whole experience wonderful! I was worried I would have to leave our two dogs at a kennel but thankfully that was not the case. They came home happy and tired. I would not hesitate for a second to leave them with Patrice again. It was clear she took great care of them. Thanks Patrice!
From the pictures that she sent, it looked like RJ made himself right at home with her kids. It is very important to us to know that he is being cared for and secure when we are gone, and Patrice and her family made him feel that way. Will definitely book with her again.
Feel very comfortable leaving Max with Patrice for short or long stays.
New location but the Dogs still prefer Patrice!
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Patrice took such wonderful care of my pups! I was updated everyday with pictures and how they were doing. Her and her family are amazing, and will go back for every vacation!!! If there were more stars to give, i would!
patrice was great..very friendly and easy to talk to,,her house is very dog friendly and her darling kids and stella bonded immediately! she kept me informed and sent me pics of my girl!! great location for anyone that lives in the area..
Patrice was awesome. She quickly replied to our reservation request. This was the first time we have left our dog Buddy with anyone. Patrice answered all my questions and we even had a meet and greet which automatically took away all fears of leaving our family member with Patrice. We were gone a week and Patrice sent pics of Buddy and even though we missed him, we knew he was in good hands. She spoiled him more than we do...I think. LOL She made homemade doggie treats and it looked like he made himself at home in the pics. I would recommend Patrice anytime for anyone. She was a blessing to our family and Buddy. 5 stars all the way!!! Thank you so Much!!!
As always, our babies had a great stay with Patrice and her family. Lincoln made a new friend and they all got lots of love and attention. It's worth the longer drive to take the dogs to her because we know they are in the best care.
This was the second time that our dogs stayed with Patrice and they loved it even more! Patrice and her family are sweet, thoughtful, and above all, so loving with dogs! Our pups had a great time and will be staying with Patrice every time we leave town. I highly, highly recommend Patrice and her family.
100% satisfied, as usual. Piper came home this morning and has been ASLEEP all day. She must have surely been entertained to have been drained of all her energy. A happy, tired pup who always enjoy time at Patrice's house. And might I add, Piper always comes home smelling better than when I drop her off!
Tessa loves Patrice! Great dog sitter!
Patrice is great! She sent daily updates and pictures. Will continue to use her for all of our trips.
excellent job-Thanks Patrice!
Patrice was wonderful. Our dogs do not like to stay away from home. You could tell they were very comfortable at Patrice's house. I would highly recommend Patrice.
Patrice was great with my dogs. They seemed very well cared for and loved when I came to pick them up. Her 4 year old twins were even respectful of one of my dogs when knowing that she doesn't warm up to people very well and they left her alone, which really impressed me. :) Thanks Patrice!
Patrice and her family are wonderful! Our 3 dogs had a great time with them for a week while we went on vacation. I could tell from the daily pics that the dogs were having a fun vacation, too! I don't have any worries when the dogs are with her and her family, and they sleep very well for the next few days after coming home. Sometimes I think the dogs would rather go back to her house versus staying with us. :) Looking forward to booking again soon!
If I could give 10 stars, I would. This loving Family took care of my dog as if she were one of their own. They spent time with her, they took pictures of her, they gave her lots of love and they send me daily updates and pictures. I would leave my dog with Patrice any time any day any place anywhere she is a wonderful people who truly love animals and if you live in the St. Louis area this is definitely the place to leave your animal. My dog was super happy when I pick her up she didn't even want to leave. Patrice truly cares for animals and is a wonderful loving human being that you can definitely trust your animal with. I will be using her every time I go out of town from now on.
I take my pup to Patrice's house for doggie daycare. He's not even four months old so he can be handful, but Patrice handles it with ease. She's always so thoughtful to send pictures of him throughout the day. I highly recommend Patrice!
Reservation was easy on DogVay. Patrice kept us up-to-date on the Haylie and Mar-Sea's activity and she took pictures. I was worried about them being around smaller children, but Patrice taught her children how to with dogs when they first meet the dogs. Since this was our first experience doing this, I think it went smoothly and dogs did good. Plan on using Patrice again in the future.
Thrilled with Patrice and her family. She really knows what she is doing and loved the photos of our pup while we were away. Bowser loved being there and came home and crashed! We will use Patrice every time we are out of town...fantastic!
My babies came home happy, tired, and loved! I really appreciated the communication before and during my boys' stay. Thank you so much for allowing my heart to be at ease while I had to be away from my furry babies!
She is the best. We are planning another vacation with Patricia to watch Buddie!!
Roxie ran right in the house not stopping to smell anything just like she was at home and it had been a year since she had been at Patrice's. When we picked her up she barked at me like I was visiting Patrice not picking her up. Looking forward till next year's vacation because Roxie will be loved at Patrice's!
Every single aspect of this vacay was perfect from the very beginning all the way through to the end.

Patrice is very responsive and fantastic with follow-through. She has a calm demeanor and my energetic dogs loved her as soon as they met her. She made every step of the process seamless and was such a great host for my pups while we were gone. She sent pictures of them every day (which we loved!) and when we were worried about the dogs' stress levels from being away from home, she easily calmed our concerns.

We already know that we will book again with Patrice and I know the dogs will not only be safe while we're out of town, they will be thrilled to return to her care!

Please know that I rarely give a 5-star rating for anything, but if I could give Patrice 10 stars, I would - she's that fantastic.
Patrice is amazing! I have lost count of how many times we have booked with her. My boys, Evo and Derby, love her and my husband and I just cannot say enough good things. We've actually started booking our trips around her availability! Unless Patrice moves away, we will never book with someone else ever again. You will NOT be disappointed.
She is the best !!!! We were gone for a week and steady notification was on a daily basis. I will always return to DOGVACAY!!
Patrice was a joy to work with. I never felt concerned for Bailey's health or loneliness without us. we were gone 8 days and my dog seemed well cared for, freshly bathed, and never a readjustment period when she got home. was healthy and her normal fun loving self. I would recommend Patrice to anyone.
Our two Rhodesian Ridgebacks and one Mini Schnauzer stayed for the day with Patrice and her family. They had a fun and playful day and slept extremely well until late the next morning - exactly what we wanted!!! We've only had our adult female Ridgeback for a couple months and was unsure how she'd do away from her new home. We were very pleased that Patrice was able to make her feel so comfortable. Knowing the two males, I am sure they loved having Patrice's family around for the extra love and attention. We are looking forward to having the trio stay with Patrice again, and we'd recommend her to anyone.
Patrice is my go to dogsitter for Bentley. I can't say enough good things about her. Bentley gets so excited when he sees her face at drop-off and comes home exhausted from all the fun he had. I can spend my weekends away worry-free knowing that my pup is in very good hands!
Patrice was amazing! I received frequent photos of my dog while I was away and she also kept me posted on how my dog was doing. My golden retriever seemed to have a blast playing with Patrice's kids and also her dog. I will definitely use Patrice in the future!
...again Piper came home a happy pup! Patrice wore her out and sent her with a to-go treat. So very satisfied and glad I found such a great, reliable, trusting dog sitter :)
I don't know what I would do without Patrice. I am so fortunate to have someone care so well for Molly. Very accommodating and they treat my little girl like family!!
Patrice and her family always come through for me! This trip was a scheduled trip that got extended, followed by a death which forced me to extend Molly's stay yet again! They take care of my baby like she is family! I am blessed to have them!
Another enjoyable stay with Patrice for Bucky & Lucy. Thanks Patrice!
I absolutely love Patrice! Bella gets so excited when I pull into her driveway and then whines when I come to pick her up. Highly recommended her to anyone I know! :)
Patrice is the best!! She treated Ciera like she was her own. I would recommend Patrice to anyone who needs a sitter for their pet.
This is the second time our "boys" stayed with Patrice and her family. They always have a blast, come home exhausted and I love how Patrice sends us texts/photos to show how the dogs are doing. If you're even considering booking with Patrice - don't wait any longer! She's the BEST!
Patrice and her family treat my Molly like one of their own. Molly got sick while I was away. They took her to the vet, cared for her and gave her love and care until I returned. I travel for my job and I live with such peace knowing that I have a place my dog is so well cared for. I found a gold mine!!
When picking Zoey up from Patrice home I could tell that it wasn't like just having someone watch our little girl. Zoey was a very happy dog. She just had a great vacation. I would not hesitate to take her back to Sit & Stay again. We are telling all our friends how great the experience was.
This is the first time we have used DogVacay & Patrice. We have a 1 year old chocolate lab who stayed with Patrice for 2 weeks. We did a meet and greet with Patrice first, and knew it would be a great fit. She went above and beyond to provide wonderful care for our dog. She showed us around her home and explained her daily routine with the dogs. During our dog's stay, they went on walks, played, and had a ton of fun. Patrice sent pictures and updates during her stay. I felt very comfortable knowing our dog was in great care. We will be using Patrice again in the future and would highly recommend her.
Patrice is THE best sitter! My dog goes crazy with excitement when we get to her neighborhood. I have pure peace of mind when my doggie is with her. I'm so glad that we met Patrice. The ZERO worry is priceless!
Patrice was very accommodating! We added an extra day to our trip at the last minute and she had no problem with it! She sent us pictures of our dog to update us everyday! Our dog was so wiped out from all the fun he slept the entire day we got him back! Thanks Patrice!
Patrice was excellent! Our dog was well taken care of while we were away. She would text us periodic updates and pictures to let us know how our dog was doing. I will be using Patrice again next time we leave town and would highly recommend her!
Patrice welcomed my 4 month old rambunctious puppy into her home for a week and was wonderful with her! I was able to meet Patrice and her dog prior to my trip to see how our dogs got along, which they did wonderfully. She has a very sweet, laid back lab who played so well with my puppy. Not only was I able to go on a relaxed vacation knowing my puppy was being well cared for, but my puppy had a vacation of her own with a large fenced in back yard and many other dogs to play with! Would DEFINITELY recommend.
I travel extensively for my job. Sit and Stay is Molly's home away from home. They do a great job and are very flexible to work with me around my chaotic schedule. Molly loves to play in the yard and it has been great for her to get acquainted with other animals and children. I would be lost without Patrice and her family!
Dottie didn't even look back at me. She just laid down at Patrice's feet, tail wagging. During her stay, I got a pic of Dottie rolling in the yard on email. And she loves the "cookies" Patrice sends home with her.
We always feel that our dogs are in good hands when they stay with Patrice. The drive is a little long but we feel that it is well worth the trip!
Patrice is great! From the first time we met her, we knew we were lucky to have found her. She did a great job with Gonzo and returned him to us full, healthy, and happy. She kept us up to date and really got to know our puppy like he was one of her own. We think she is the best! We will be back the next time we need to leave and can't take Gonzo with us.

I can't recommend someone higher--she treated Gonzo like her own and gave him the best. No doubt she will do the same for you.
I was a very nervous "mom" leaving Dottie for the first time with Dog Vacay -- especially because of the toddlers in the house and Dottie's never having been around kids before. Apparently everyone did great. Dottie followed the kids around because they dropped food! She was happy and waggy tailed when I picked her up and Patrice sent her out the door with homemade dog treats. We have booked with Patrice for another overnight Dog Vacay. Judi
One of the best choice i made for my pup YODA-PATRICE!!
we left him for a play date with patrice just to see how he socialises as have to go on a vacation this month end for a week,so we just wanted him to get used to patrice..
he absolutely loves her,her kids,her dog(oteo),and the cat.
she even made tiny teeny custom sized homemade treats for him!!!
one BIG worry now i dont have is leaving yoda when we have to go out of town!
I was super nervous about having just anyone watch over my dogs. But we needed someone to babysit our girls for the day of our wedding. We booked a meet and greet with Patrice the week before our big day. We were able to tour her home, hang out in the back yard while watching our dogs interact with her dog and the dogs she was babysitting. And Patrice seemed like a great person. After that visit we decided to book her. I received a couple photos during the day of their stay. It was a relief to see that they were doing ok. Later that evening when we went to pick our girls up. She told us they did great. We got a letter to that she sent along with a homemade treat for each of our dogs. After reading the letter about how the day went for Maisy & Saidie. I knew then I would fully trust Patrice to care for my girls if I ever needed a babysitter & if I can ever bare to part with them again. :)
Patrice has been the best boarder I have ever used! Her rates are very fair and she always takes great care of my dog. PB always come back worn out and looking like she had a great time. Cant say enough about her flexibility for pickups and dropoffs too.
Patrice is an excellent host. She welcomed our senior greyhound into her home and treated her as one of the family. We received updates and pictures during our time away and that was very much appreciated. We felt that our girl Rose had found her perfect home away from home! If you have an older dog that you care very much for -- then Patice is more than capable of providing the special care that you are looking for. Many thanks Patrice!
I was a little anxious to leave my 6 month chocolate lab for a weekend, but Patrice made it easy. She was very well organized and flexible when scheduling the meet and greet as well as the drop-off and pick-up times...which made it very convenient to take Bentley with me on my way to and from the airport. She sent pictures throughout the weekend, and Bentley came home exhausted from a fun filled weekend. I know I trusted all of the other reviews when I chose Patrice as a hostess, so I just wanted to reiterate what many others have already said.
I was not worried at all about my dog's stay with Patrice. Will use her again in the future.
Patrice and her family make my dog a part of thier family. I travel a lot for my job and Molly stays with them every time I leave town.
Patrice is awesome! Right before our vacation, we found out our dog had an ear infection. We asked Patrice if she would feel comfortable administering the medicine and she said "no problem". We got frequent picture updates and never worried for a second because we knew our dog was in good hands. We will definitely be calling Patrice the next time we go out of town!
I travel for a living and am gone a portion of every week. Patrice and her family have been wonderful to take care of Molly. She is very comfortable there and that makes me feel really good about leaving her there.
Patrice was wonderful with our dogs! Very understanding to what they needed to make them feel at home while they were there for 2 days. She even took them for a walk which they love! They seemed to enjoy themselves. She even baked some fresh dog biscuits to bring home with them! We will definitely be using her again in the future.
Great family. They love my girl. I feel totally comfortable leaving Molly
Always accommodating!! Loves my dog! Sends me pics and updates throughout the stay! Highly recommend!
We boarded our dog Max with Patrice and her family for three days and two nights in early June 2013. I would not hesitate to book another stay with this family. Patrice treated Max like he was a member of their family. He had homemade dog treats, and got to play with other pets in their fenced back yard. I also asked Patrice to give Max a bath before we picked him up. He looked great! This is excellent care at a very reasonable price.
Excellent service as usual! Ginger was clean, fed and very happy when she was picked up! I cant say enough about the level of personal care Ginger receives while with Patrice and her family! Patrice sent her home with homemade treats!
Patrice was great. We had a last minute need when we came across this site. Patrice had such positive reviews and she lived up to each and every one. It was reassuring to know our pups were in a home rather than a kennel, stuck in a crate etc. Patrice was patient with me as I can be a nervous owner and gave me an update on things whenever I sent her an email. When we went to pick our pups up she let us know that she felt a couple of bumps on Frisky (which we knew were there) but that just reassured us that she was looking out while sitting. We would definitely recommend and use again.
Patrice went out of her way to accommodate. I don't know what goes on when the parents leave, but my doggie goes CRAZY when we reach Patrice's place!!! That is a really good feeling!
She was excellent! kept the dogs busy playing and really entertained my dogs. I have one big Husky and a mixed lab. I can not say enough good things about the excellent and fantastic care my dogs got-they did not want to go home. I rate her five star and will take them again. The dogs loved every minute of their stay- it wasn't long enough. They cried when they got home because they played and had so much fun.
John & Kathy E
Patrice was awesome. She is kind and in tune. After the meet and greet I knew my dog would be safe with her!! She sent a picture while my dog was with her and kept me informed without too much interruption. I soo thankful to have met Patrice! I don't know how we would've done it without her. Hopefully there's room in the inn, because we'll definitely go with Patrice again!
This was our second stay with Patrice and yet again she was truly amazing! Our dog felt even more at ease the second time around so you know he had only good memories of the first visit. The picture updates were once again very appreciated, showing him having an absolute blast. She truly welcomes your dog into her home as if it were part of her family. She even sent us home with a little report of his stay which makes us laugh and described him perfectly like he is at home.
My english bulldog fell in love with Patrice! Patrice was extremely caring, very flexible with drop off and pick up, attentive to not only my requests but my dog's needs! She gave timely responses to all of my questions. She even baked treats for Ginger! She sent pictures daily of Ginger, which I have yet to ever receive from other boarding places! My husband and i were so impressed that we both have decided to leave Ginger with Patrice every time we go out of town!
Patrice was amazing! She was very accommodating. She answered all of my questions prior to the reservation promptly and was very flexible with pick up and drop off. She was always easy to contact when needed. She sent me updates throughout his stay, which was very reassuring and my dog was having a blast!!! She even sent him home with homemade treats. She has a household full of dog lovers and I know my dog felt right at home. Would definitely use her again!!!
I definitely had my share of concern about taking Roscoe to someone's home to take care of him versus boarding. However, my experience has alleviated that concern completely. Patrice was very quick to respond to my reservation notice. She is very nice and pleasant. Her home is nice and clean with a big backyard for the dogs to play in. I had a great experience leaving Roscoe with Patrice. The times to pick him up were flexible and she also sent a letter home that was very detailed in Roscoe's activities and behavior. I will definitely use Patrice again with no hesitation.
I had to leave town on a very short notice. The person who normally house-sits for me was unavailable.
I took a chance on booking with Patrice and was nervous about the process.
Once there, I was completely pleased. Her home was clean. She was very interested in Molly (my dog). By the time I left, Molly was already smelling around the house.
I was able to keep in touch via text messages while away. Patrice even sent me a picture of Molly during the stay.
It was awesome. When I returned, Molly was very glad to see me. She was clean, very calm and I will definitely use Patrice again in the future.
Patrice was AMAZING!! Very easy to work with and treated my dogs as they were her own. Having two large breed dogs (lab and lab/dane mix) it isn't always easy finding someone to watch them together but Patrice was more than willing to welcome them into her home. She told me that her dogs are part of the family and I feel that mine were part of her family for the duration of their stay as well. I would, without hesitation, recommend Patrice for anyone looking for a loving home for their dogs while they are out of town.
I cannot say enough about how wonderful my experience with Patrice and her family. From our meet-and-greet to my dogs' stay we had an amazing experience. My dogs were very comfortable and got along wonderfully with Patrice and her family. Typically I take my dogs to Kennelwood, but I wanted to try something new, they always come home from the kennel so exhausted, like they haven't slept for days. When I picked up my dogs from Patrice, they were happy to see us, and when we got home they were so relaxed and ate normally. Patrice sent us texts and photos frequently, which I loved, and even sent us home with a little report! Don't think twice about using Patrice, it will be the best decision for you and your dogs that you will ever make!
Best dog boarder around town. She is very friendly and honest. Our dog bella loved it, she actually walked in our house and went to bed and fell asleep. Will definitely be using her again when we go out of town again!
Very caring. Took good care of our pet as if it was theirs. Also handled unusual requests with enthusiasm. Will we use her again? Without any hesitation.
Patrice was able to accommodate a stay at the last minute and also was flexible with the pickup time. She has a nice backyard for the dogs to play in and she took great care of the dogs. I even got a detailed letter of the dogs daily activities and experiences. I would recommend her as long as your dog does ok with small children. My dogs jumped on her little kids and I felt bad about that but she had the situation under control. Thank you to her and her family!
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