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Claire R.

18 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Claire 's Resident Pets

Mixed Breed
9 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Claire 's Townhome

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Claire

27 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***My elderly mother had a terrific fall, breaking 7 vertebra, along with many other major wounds. So, I am not able to watch dogs for a few months. Please keep me in mind for your Winter trips.***
We LOVE small dogs! Each dog gets individual walks and outdoor playtime. We have great open grassy areas and trails through the woods. We live in a duplex, in a beautiful wooded neighborhood, with a lake. We walk the dogs many times each day. Our neighborhood offers many safe walking trails with little traffic. We have a special place in our hearts for senior dogs. They get extra tender loving care, along with shorter walks and extra snuggles. We welcome your little dogs, preferably under 25 lbs, to join our family while you are away. Home boarding with us is just like being at your own home. Although we work weekdays, one of us is home most of the time. We have a 23 lb terrier mix dog, a house cat, and 2 rescued Maine Coon cats. We prefer just 1 doggy guest at a time (unless there are 2 from the same family), so that we can give them our undivided attention. Once you make your reservation, I will block out my calendar so that your doggy will be our only guest. Our home is smoke-free and no children live in our home. My calendar is up to date; check there for available dates!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Claire R.

18 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Claire 's Home
$23 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
18 Reviews
Cindy loves to go to Claire's. She is not great company for Toby, Clair's dog. She is such a prissy thing. She doesn't get her feet wet and doesn't much like to be cold. The pictures I have gotten from Clair look like Cindy fits right in to the family activities. Clair has a wonderful imagination when sending me pictures and notes from Cindy while I am gone. I have used Claire multiple times and would not hesitate to use her again.
Claire is wonderful with our small dog. He seems to like visiting at her home and spending time with her dog. She treats him like part of the family. I don't worry about our little guy when he is with Claire. I highly recommend Claire.
Clair takes excellent care of our little one....! When Hercules is with her I don't worry for him at all ..
Claire was awesome! She sent us pictures and updates daily! Our little dog seemed so happy and at ease. Claire took her on walks twice a day and it was obvious she was very well taken care of. We will definitely be returning. Thanks Claire!!
Claire did a wonderful job taking care of our two dogs. She was not only friendly, but very professional! I felt very confident about leaving my pups with her, and the daily pictures and updates put us at ease and allowed us to have a great time on our trip and not worry about them. We will definitely be coming back to her! :)
Claire was very accommodating and Bailey seemed right at home with Claire. We will definitely use her again.
We are delighted with our first experience with dogvacay. Claire is very welcoming and was happy to meet with myself and our dog prior to making a reservation. Claire took very good care of our dog, and sent us daily updates and pictures. She was accommodating with our schedule. Claire seems to take a real personal interest and concern in the dogs wellbeing. We will be working with Claire again and highly recommend her!
Claire is always really great and accomadating to my schedule. Such a sweet lady to work with!
Claire was like a second mom to our beloved Belles-Belles. She kept us informed and made the experience of leaving our lil-one for a week bearable. Would recommend Claire for all of our doggie needs!
We loved getting all the fotoes!
Claire was great! Walked my little guy and would send photos. Always very sweet. Would recommend.
Claire was very nice. She did a great job with our baby! She sent pictures daily and it was very sweet to see our dog all happy when we picked her up.
Claire was absolutely wonderful! We will definitely ask her again to sit for Paisley. Claire is accomodating, responsible, and friendly. We soooo appreciated the daily photos and end-of-the-stay collage! Through that method, Claire gave us a daily dose of assurance that all was well with the missing member of our family. We especially loved the fact that SHE loved small dogs:)
claire was great,my reservation was a last minute deal. claire was more than accommodating in taking care of my dog kelly, monday night, and all day was a real relief to know kelly was being cared for by some one who loves animals.kelly also had some one to play with in claires dog toby.overall i would rate my 1st experience with dogvacay, and claire, as very positive and would not hesitate in using her to watch kelly again mike d.
Claire took fantastic care of our 16 year old Jack Russell Terrier! She was very good about sending daily pictures of Tucker enjoying his "vacation", which put us at ease the whole time we were away. We returned to find a happy, relaxed dog who obviously felt right at home there.
Claire really went the extra mile to be sure our little "senior" dog was comfortable and well cared for. She is a real find and gave us an excellent first experience using DogVacay. Thanks for everything, Claire!
Claire was such a great dog-sitter for our dog Bernie! Claire watched Bernie for our wedding day and while on our honeymoon in Mexico, and it was such a relief to know he was with someone who we knew would take such great care of him. Her daily emails with pictures of Bernie and a note about what he was doing were really great and made us feel even better about our choice to have Claire as our dog sitter. We plan on having Claire take in our dog for again for our next trip in November. I highly recommend her!
Claire was great! She sent fun pictures. Isabella had a great time. I will use her again!
I am delighted that Iorek had such a fantastic time with Claire and Toby! It's refreshing to be able to trust someone with the care of your dog that genuinely cares for your dog like her own. I was of course nervous to be without my dog but Claire took fantastic care of him and was very attentive to his needs, as he is handicap dog. I will definitely be going go Claire in the future when I need a safe place for Iorek to stay!
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