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Sharon B.

11 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
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Pet Requirements

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

Sharon's Resident Pets

9 yr 0 mo old
French Bulldog
8 yr 3 mo old

Sharon's House

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

About Sharon

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Of course you worry when you have to be away from your baby. Whether it's for a long vacation, a weekend getaway or just one night, every loving pet parent worries about their pet's care and comfort when they are separated. The next time you have to be away from your baby for any amount of time give yourself the peace of mind you deserve by knowing that he/she is being well taken care of in a loving, fun environment by allowing them to have a "staycation"at my house.

I am a huge animal lover. I love to connect and befriend every dog that I meet. I grew up in the country with lots of dogs, cats, strays of all kinds and a variety of farm animals and it was a slice of heaven for me. I just relocated from Atlanta back to Asheville. For the past 18 years since finishing college, I have been passionately rescuing English and French Bulldogs. I have rescued on my own as well as volunteering and working with rescue organizations throughout the country. During this time I've gained a great deal of experience in canine health, behavior, emotional well-being, nutrition, training, and routine care. I've seen both the good and bad. I have been blessed through the years to have rescued, fostered and adopted many loving souls. I now work from home and have been sitting for several years so I decided it was time to pursue my true love in life and completely let me life go to the dogs. So, in addition to dog sitting, I am currently pursuing a career as a certified dog trainer and a canine behaviorist.

My current babies are Huey and Magnolia. Huey, who is blind and has many special needs, is a 9 year old English Bulldog. Magnolia, is an young, vibrant 8 year old French Bulldog. They both love life and live it the fullest. They enjoy making new friends and having others visit.

My dogs are my world and when I care for your baby he/she will be my world too. While on "staycay" with me your baby will be treated like royalty. I will pamper, spoil and shower your baby with unconditional love and affection. There will be plenty of snuggling and lots of playtime. (I even make healthy, homemade, vegan dog treats. I will obviously go over your dog's diet, allergies, treat allowance rules, etc. with you before giving any treats). I'll make sure to send you photos (dog photography is my hobby) and text updates so you can see all the fun he/she is having. I am an overprotective pet parent myself and I will not only treat your babies like my own, but I'll keep you informed the way I like to be when I'm away from mine.

There are two options for your pet's "staycay."

The first option is that your pet can stay in the comfort of his/her home where I will come over to visit, care for and play with them 2 - 3 times a day (depending on your needs--most people like to have their pets visited once in the morning and once at night). During that time we will eat, get fresh water, exercise, take potty breaks, go for a walk, play, cuddle, perhaps get a massage and just hang out. I spend a minimum of an hour on each visit. I can also check your mail and/or water your plants if you wish.

The second option is if your baby doesn't like being left alone you may choose to leave him/her at my home for a sleepover with my furkids while you are away. I am home with your baby 24 hours a day. We have lots of toys, comfy dogs beds (you may bring your own if you like), a big comfy human bed (where dogs are always welcome--there's even a ramp for the senior dogs that can't use the pet stairs to get on the bed), a sunroom for lounging and soaking up the rays, a fully fenced and enclosed backyard and many areas to go for a safe and peaceful walk. We also have hiking trails right across the street from our house.

In addition to sitting, I am available for dog walking. I can even take your dog hiking. I truly enjoy taking walks and hiking. There are several hiking trails across the street from my house that lead to the Blue Ridge Parkway in just minutes, specifically to the Mountains-To-Sea Trail. My canine friends and I love exploring up there and have so much fun. On the other hand, because I have a senior English Bulldog, I understand that not all dogs can go hiking, so walks, long or short, always depend on your baby and his or her needs. Walks are important so dogs can explore and interact with nature. We will do whatever type of walk makes your baby happy, enjoy the scenery and just take in the mountain air.

I am available for daycare as well. I do limit the number of clients I have so I can devote the proper time and attention to meet each dog's individual needs.

I love all dogs. I have experience dealing with severely abused dogs, anxious dogs with separation anxiety and simply loved, happy babies that have parents going away on vacation. I love them all! If you have a senior dog or a dog with on meds, I am comfortable administering oral and injectable medications. Having bulldogs for so long with all types of conditions, there are very few issues that I haven't encountered. I also understand allergies, maybe a little too well. :) I hope to hear from you and your baby or babies soon to plan their staycation!!

P.S. If you're using DogVacay for the first time use this link to get $20 off your dog's first stay---even if it isn't booked with me!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Sharon B.

11 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sharon's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sharon's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$25 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$20 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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11 Reviews
All my gratitude goes out to Sharon! She is amazing. She exceeded all my expectations in keeping my lab Putter. Believe it or not, he's a better dog now. I would highly recommend Sharon to anyone needing to board a dog. She understands and connects. We are planning to take Putter to her on a consistent basis. He's already been asking to go back and run the Mountain trail, but this time, all the way to the Sea!!
Sharon is great at making your dog feel like part of her family. She has a fenced in backyard, but also takes them on daily walks. Would highly recommend Sharon.
Sharon was great! I would have her watch my dog any time I go out of town! She sent me updates and photos while I was gone and left me completely at ease. I highly recommend Sharon!
Sharon is the best sitter hands down. She sent us so many pics, she kept us up to date with how they were doing and they always came home happy. I hate that she moved away, but anyone in Asheville would be lucky to have her watch their fur-babies.
Our border collie Chip had a GREAT time with Sharon!! She played ball with him AND took him on a mountain hike, so he got plenty of exercise and outside time. And she has sweet dogs of her own who Chip had fun with. We would very highly recommend Sharon for any dogsitting needs you may have!!
Sharon was very quick to respond to my request for vacay. She was willing to take all three of my dogs. She was very flexible on drop off and pick up times. When we got there, she and her husband greeted us and gave us a tour of their house and the areas the dogs would have access to. They were responsive to our concerns about two of the older dogs. They even gave us a great recommendation for lunch in downtown Asheville. Overall it was a great experience and I would use her again if I was in the Asheville, NC area.
OMG Sharon was amazing!!! She took care of our boy for 14 days and she kept us updated with photos and messages which brought my level of worry down enough to be able to enjoy our trip! She made sure Barnaby was well taken care of, taking him on hikes...plenty of play time...plenty of toys for Barnaby to chew on! I am so pleased to have found someone who will care for Barnaby and love him as much as we do while we are traveling. We will definitely use Sharon again and again and again!!!
This was my pups first time away from home and Sharon treated him like family. I got photos and updates and could tell that Sharon is a true dog lover. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to leave their loved fur babies in good hands. Great experience!
Sharon visited my home taking care of my fur baby. she texted me sending me pictures making sure my dog is in good hands. Thanks!
Amazing!!!!! Sharon is amazing and took great care of my baby super well.
Wow! I can't say enough great things about Sharon! She is wonderful! Shadow had a fabulous time. He stayed at Sharon's for a week and she sent photos throughout the trip to let us know how he was doing. He loved her dogs and the puppy parties she had. She is an animal lover and will treat your dog or dogs VERY well.
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