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Suzi G.
Washington, DC 20016
42 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Doberman Pinscher

Suzi's Resident Pets

Ziggy
French Bulldog
Male
5 yr 8 mo old

Suzi's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Suzi

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
AT THIS TIME, WE ARE ONLY TAKING EXISTING CLIENTS OR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD A MEET AND GREET WITH US.

We have been dog vacay hosts in the suburbs and now in the city for over 3 years and it has been the greatest experience for us, our kids and our French bulldog, Ziggy. We all enjoy the extra energy in the house (even the added alerts to neighbors walking by or the occasional snoring through the night).

We recently made the move from the suburbs of MD to the heart of Northwest DC and welcome our existing and new clients! We have a fully fenced city yard so dogs who need to run and get lots of outdoor exercise might not be happy at our new house, but we take lots of walks through the neighborhood and over to the National Cathedral grounds. There are dog parks nearby, but I won't take guest dogs with me because I don't know who else might show up and I want to ensure your dog's safety at all times.

Our house is large and comfortable with a lovely enclosed sunporch for naps. There are no gates or off limits areas and dogs are welcome on the furniture (if you allow that at home). Pups can sleep where they are comfortable, and that usually means with our daughter unless they hog the covers or snore and she then kicks them out. We will use your crate if your dog prefers it, as many do for sleeping or just relaxing. We do have more stairs than before, so if mobility is a problem for your dog, we are not the right spot for you.

The house sits on a lovely street in the shadow of the National Cathedral. The interior is open, light filled and pet friendly. Dog toys have a place along with ballet shoes and bike paraphernalia.

I am home during the day, but I do run out for groceries, the kids, and a variety of errands to support a busy family. I'm rarely gone for more than 1-2 hours. If you need complete 24hr coverage that you would find at a kennel, we are not the right house for you.

I take our French bulldog rescue, Ziggy, for a regular morning and evening walk each day. Ziggy hasn't met anyone or any animal he doesn't want to play with, but he is genuinely respectful of older dogs who just want to relax.

We choose to have only one dog staying at a time. However, two dogs that live together are welcome. Our dog (and our kids) love small and large dogs alike as we owned Rhodesian Ridgebacks before Ziggy came into our lives. However, dogs must be fully house trained and neutered (sorry no young puppies under 1 year).

We offer all repeat clients their initial rate from the first booking. There is a discount for multiple dogs from the same house.

Your dog will join in our routine, be loved by our family, and return to you happy and healthy!

*Please note, if you are unable to pick up your dog by 10 am of the last day of the visit, you will be charged a $25 late pick-up rate. Pickups after 4pm will be charged $40.
*Holiday stay rates are increased by $10/night due to high demand.
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Suzi G.
Washington, DC 20016
42 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 24, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Suzi's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$30 each way
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
42 Reviews
Suzi (and her family too!) took impeccable care of Goofy. She kept us updated with lots of pictures throughout his stay with them. Our dog came home happy and relaxed, and seemed almost to miss his hosts! Well done!
Suzi and her family could not have been better! From scheduling the meet-and-greet right through pickup, it was obvious that Suzi cares a great deal about the animals that stay with her family. She was attentive, sent tons of pictures, and even made sure that my dog (who often goes on hunger strikes when I leave town) ate full meals every day. I wouldn't hesitate to leave Millie there again.
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My dog has vacationed with Suzi and her family multiple times and it is always so wonderful to be able to leave my dog in such capable and lovable hands. Most recently, I went out of the country for 10 days and I knew that leaving my dog with Suzi would give me peace of mind. Suzi and her family incorporate my dog into their family seamlessly and, as a very social dog, he is able to enjoy his own vacation with lots of walks, hugs, and naps in the sun. When we arrive at Suzi's, my dog runs inside and leaves me in the dust and he is always reluctant to leave when it's time for me to pick him up!
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Responsible, thorough, well-organized, warm and really good with Samson. He had a wonderful time. We had no worries or concerns at all. Suzi kept us up on all his activities and was considerate to a fault. Her whole family seemed to enjoy him.We hope they will welcome him back again, especially since we fully intend to ask them to in the future.
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Lucky just had a "DogVacay" with Suzi, her family and Ziggy. Suzi was very accommodating and worked with us around an important holiday. Ziggy and Lucky got along fabulously and Lucky returned home happy and VERY tired! We hope to schedule another "vacay" with Suzi sometime soon!
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Suzi is wonderful. Our dog Lucy had a great experience!
Suzie and her family are the best. Including Ziggy. Wish you hadn't moved to DC.
Another great stay with Suzi, Ziggy & Family!
Suzi is a wonderful dog sitter - I got numerous pictures of Myla while I was away on vacation and felt completely comfortable leaving her in Suzi's good hands. I will definitely be having her stay there again!
We've brought our dog to stay with Suzi and Ziggy twice now and we are extremely happy with the care that our dog has received. Suzi has been great about sending us emails and pictures to let us know how things are going. She took time to really understand our dog's quirks and needs. When he wasn't really eating, she tried all sorts of things to make sure he finally ate and she didn't bat an eye when he had some diarrhea on his bum that needed some extra cleaning! Our dog is like our child and Suzi and her family have allowed our dog to be a part of theirs. I wouldn't take our dog anywhere else!
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Thank you to Suzi & family -- & host-pup, Ziggy, for providing our Cavalier King Charles-pup, Lucky, with a fun, safe & loving visit. This was Lucky's 2nd stay with Suzi. The first went very well. I saw just how well when I dropped Lucky off this time and he was so happy & excited to get to Suzi's front door to see her & Ziggy. Lucky was very comfortable in their home & even had a favorite sunny chair. He enjoyed playing and walking with Ziggy as shown by the photos & updates sent by Suzi. I know Lucky-pup looks forward to his next visit!
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Suzi was wonderful from the start. I appreciated the time she took to meet Cedar prior to accepting my request for a dog sitter (my first time using Dog Vacay). My husband and I received regular updates and cute photos of the dogs- from Suzi, which assured us that our pup was in caring hands, and played well with Ziggy. She was flexible with our drop off and late pick up times and offered to keep Cedar an additional overnight if our flight was much delayed. This didn't end up happening, but it was nice to know it was an option if needed.
We would highly recommend Suzi and her family as hosts. She is very reliable, in touch, and accommodating. Also our dog, Cedar is very energized, and Suzi was able to work with her to meet her needs for lots of physical activity. Her dog, Ziggy is a sweetheart and is very friendly with other dogs. Cedar loved playing with her new friend.
We would love to use Suzi's services again in the future.
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and it could not have been better.

Both Suzi and Ziggy were wonderful hosts and quickly made us feel comfortable with our decision. We really appreciated that Suzi took the time to meet with us beforehand and the email updates allowed us to enjoy our trip knowing Barnabas was having a good time.
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Suzi and her family (including their dog, Ziggy) were wonderful hosts, as always. My dog has stayed with them for his vacays for about a year now and they are my go-to sitters. Suzi sends many pictures and updates. She is also very organized so reservations, drop-offs and pick-ups are super easy. Their new house is another dog haven...with lots of toys and a great dog-friendly house and neighborhood. Be warned that your dog may not want to leave.
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Loved the pictures!
Wonderful as usual. The family is so kind and gentle with the pups. Ziggy the host dog is a lovable doll. Highly recommend
Bacon had a great time with Ziggy and family - easily the best he's done while I've been away on a trip as he didn't seem to lose tons of weight like he normally does. Definitely plan to use their sitting services again.
Our experience with Suzi and her family (including Ziggy) was amazing. Suzi is lovely and friendly and easygoing. It is clear that she loves dogs and they love her.

Her home and yard and neighborhood are dog friendly. Suzi and her family inspire confidence. She let me know that Daisy would have the run of the house and would sleep wherever she wanted. We told her that at home Daisy sleeps on our bed. So Daisy slept on Suzi's bed !

Daisy got regular walks and had fun with their dog Ziggy. They only take one dog at a time and Suzi makes sure that her dog and the guest dog get along.

I am by nature a "worrier" especially regarding my children and my "granddog". So the fact that I felt totally comfortable leaving my sweet dog with Suzi says a lot.

One of the most wonderful parts of this experience was the unexpected, but extremely appreciated, photos and emails we received. I think we got about a dozen during her 3 day stay. I can't tell you how comforting that was. We could see with our own eyes how well Daisy was doing.

I highly recommend Suzi G.
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Suzi and Ziggy and the rest of the family were great! Frida was in good hands and enjoyed her stay. I really appreciated all the updates we won't hesitate to call Suzi again.
Duncan loves Suzie and Ziggy. I'm jealous!
Once again, Suzi and her family took excellent care of our dog, Brady. We received a bunch of photos, and a lot of feedback when we picked him up. She definitely cares for the dogs she dogsits for, and wants us (the "people") to know all about our dog's stay!
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Suzi and her family made me feel totally comfortable leaving Lucy in their care. I loved getting all the photo updates and knowing that Lucy was in a loving home. I will be contacting Suzi again for Lucy's future vacations!
My dog, Louis, has stayed with Suzi and her family twice now and both times have been wonderful. During Louis' most recent stay I could not get back to DC b/c of the snowstorm and before I could even ask, Suzi had already offered to let Louis ride out the storm at her place. Also, this was after my ball-crazed dog tackled her sofa trying to retrieve a ball. She incorporates my dog instantly into her family and sends lots of picture updates to me while I am away. I really appreciate all the love and attention my dog receives there and I can't express how much I appreciate all the care her whole family gives to Louis. I know Louis is excited to return!
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Just had to write another quick note to say thanks to Suzi and her family. Suzi recently helped me out of a huge jam and I’m so grateful. She, her kids and husband consistently go the extra mile and my girls are treated like princesses!
My dog Bubba was treated like royalty! He instantly was welcomed into their lives and treated like family. When I came to pick him up he refused to leave. I have never felt more comfortable leaving my dog before! Thank you!
Suzi and her family were excellent hosts to my french bulldog, Louis. It was nice leaving my dog to someone who clearly understands dogs (especially the special needs of french bulldogs) and the dynamics between dogs. Louis loved the backyard and the giant basket of toys waiting for him. Suzi is very organized and it was breeze setting up Louis' dog vacay. I will not hesitate to leave Louis with such wonderful hosts again!
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Suzi is terrific. She is organized, knowledgeable about dogs and energetic. She was very patient with my large, high energy dog.
Couldn't be better. We now look forward to going away and not worrying about Duncan.
Suzi was great. Atos came home very relaxed and rested and well. thanks a lot Suzi. Atos is looking forward to his next play date with Ziggy
Awesome. Suzi was very flexible with the drop off and pickup times. She sent photos and updates regularly.
The host dog ziggy is wonderful and he and my girl became best friends.

She loves dogs and that love is evident on the first meeting.

highly recommend.
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My husband and I have never used dogvacay.com before, but we were so glad to have Suzi take care of Taz while we were gone for a week. Being a first-time customer to this service, the whole experience was effortless. After our initial meet-n-greet at Suzi's house, I knew Taz would be in great hands with her and her wonderful family. She went the extra mile to not only make sure Taz was happy and looked after, but also to put our mind at ease while we were away. Our dog doesn't deal well in a group of dogs, but her one dog at a time policy helped Taz adjust quickly. Suzi and her family were such lovely hosts, and their dog Ziggy got along really well with Taz. Her kids really doted on our dog as much as we do and treated him as if he was a member of their family. I was pleased to hear how well Taz acclimated to the family and their home, which included going on car rides to greet the kids at ballet or walking from the bus stops after school.

Suzi's back yard is large and safe. There are sunny and shady spots for running and resting. Our dog returned well exercised and happy. We received adorable photo updates periodically which brought us great comfort, and it helped us be up-to-date with Taz's progress.

When Suzi noticed that Taz's arthritic legs were limping the first night, she emailed us immediately and offered to take him to their vet if the condition did not improve. Fortunately, the pain in his legs subsided the next day which we attributed to having too much fun with Ziggy. In addition to monitoring his legs, Suzi was very attentive to Taz's dietary and sleeping habits and asked for suggestions when necessary. We provided a list of Do's and Don'ts to Suzi prior to our departure, and she made sure the rest of the family followed our list with no issues noted.

We really appreciate everything that Suzi and her family have done to show that our furry child was loved and taken care of while we were away. With combination of Suzi's flexible schedule, Ziggy's companionship, and the family's attentiveness and loving personalities, Taz spent his staycation in a very safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment.

We hope to use Suzi's services in the future!
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Suzi took such good care of Brady! She sent multiple photos each day, and always included an update about how he was doing. I would definitely send Brady there again...especially since Suzi's dog and Brady hit it off so well, too.
Suzi and her family recently hosted my 2 spaniels for the second time and again I have nothing but positive things to say. My girls aren’t really into playing and get a little nervous around other dogs, but Ziggy is a perfect gentleman and gives them their space. Suzi is prompt in replying to inquiries, very accommodating and attentive to detail. It is easy to relax when my dogs are with her as I know that they are safe and treated like part of the family. Highly recommended!!
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Suzi was wonderful. We were very concerned about leaving our shy rescue dog with anyone but Suzi was confident and reassuring. She sent frequent emails and pictures that helped us to enjoy our vacation. We highly recommend Suzi and hope to try this again in the future.
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Suzi was a wonderful host to our German Shepherd puppy Otto! She and her husband took him on walks and played fetch with him for hours, which is no easy feat since Otto can have boundless energy!

At my husband's request, we also received daily updates and photos from Suzi while we were away. This definitely helped my husband's peace of mind because we have had an awful boarding experience in the past.

Overall, I would highly recommend Suzi's services!
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Suzi was great! I got tons of pictures and updates which was fabulous. Bella found a new friend in Ziggy and I love they are around the corner. Thanks again and we'll definitely be coming back.
Again Suzi cared for our dog as if he was her own. She is loving and kind and treats him royally. He misses Suzi, her family and Ziggy. Today he has been rather blue. This was the best decision for dog care we have ever made.
Our experience with Suzi was great. Our Cavalier snuggled with her in a chair on a rainy Sunday. We will definitely request Suzi's assistance again.
Jock had a wonderful time with Suzi and her family. He and Ziggy became best buddies. Suzi is very great with her guests and Jock didn't miss us at all. He loved the walks and riding in the car. He loved her family too. We highly recommend Suzi to any one looking for a safe, loving home while they are away.
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This was the first time that I had used Dog Vacay and it was a great experience. Suzi and her family were fantastic and took excellent care of my 2 dogs for 4 nights. I got regular updates and photos which provided confirmation that my girls were happy and safe. Suzi is a very kind person and the first time I met her, I knew that I could trust her. Thank you Suzi and family!
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My experience with DogVacay and particularly Suzi and her family over Easter weekend was fantastic! Due to schedule constraints on both of our parts Suzi picked up and dropped off Max for me at my house, which reduced my travel stress. Suzi also sent me several email updates on how Max was doing, which I think is a big plus. Max being a bulldog is lazy by nature, but he was flat worn out from spending the weekend playing with Ziggy.
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I had a great experience with Suzi and will definitely have my dog Spike stay with her and her wonderful family again. Suzi got right back to me to set up a meet and greet so we could make sure our dogs would get along. After the meeting my dog seemed to miss playing with her dog Ziggy so when I dropped Spike off for his Vacay he was relaxed and ready to play. I received photos while I was away so I could see that my dog was being well cared for and was tuckered out from play.

I would highly recommend Suzi!
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