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Susy W.

32 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$37/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Chow Chow

Susy's Resident Pets

Roo
Mixed Breed
Female
14 yr 10 mo old

Susy's House

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

About Susy

32 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
At Smiling Dog we love dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, old dogs, puppies and special needs dogs. Our yard is large and securely fenced. Our home is big and open with plenty of room to play and comfy couches to lounge upon. Organic snacks and home made treats at no extra charge. Fun Fun Fun and more Fun!
Contact Susy
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Susy W.

32 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$37/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 7, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Susy's Home
$37 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
32 Reviews
Susy is the best! She's fun, laidback, knows dogs and manages them really well. My only Grinch about her is that her yard is so completely enclosed that my pup could see me leaving and that gave him fits! :)

Seriously, she's got a lot of knowledge and handles dogs very well. I highly recommend her.
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This was our first time using DogVacy and Suzy made it a great experience for us! She was very accommodating and even left the grocery store so we could bring Winston to her 30 minutes early. I would recommend Suzy to any of my friends with dogs!
Susy was great! It was our first time boarding our dog so we were a bit nervous. Susy made us feel comfortable right away with our meet and greet. She also provided communication to let us know how she was doing throughout her stay. She was great to work with and we could tell she really has a passion for caring for dogs. We will definitely work with Susy in the near future!
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Susy is a fabulous host! I feel so lucky to have had the privilege of my dogs staying at her "doggie retreat" while I had to be away for a couple of days. My little ones had so much fun they've been all pooped out since we got home.
Thank You,
Vicki
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This was our first time using DogVacay so we didn't know what to expect. Susy took excellent care of our two senior dogs. We appreciated the updates she provided to know that your dogs were being well cared for. Our dogs seemed to have a good time with Susy. We will plan to use her services again! Thanks Susy!
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Susy was great. We booked last minute and she was able to take my two pups. They seemed very comfortable with her right away! I had anxiety about it all because we o my ever leave them with family, but Susy made the process easy!
Susy is a very sweet lady! Meeka seemed to enjoy her yard.... a little too much... I am told. My little mischievious siberian husky apparently liked to dig and make a mess. Meeka was well cared for while and Susy's house and played hard with the other dogs in her care. Thanks
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Susy did a wonderful job with Dixie. She is very accommodating and obviously loves dogs. She even let me bring Dixie over a little earlier than I had originally planned to. At pickup time, my furbaby was happy to see me and ready to go home until the next time. I'm confident we'll be visiting again soon.
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I needed a last minute home for Henry while I was gone for four days. Susy was wonderful and I will not hesitate to ask her the next time I am out of town! I feel lucky to have found her. Thanks so much Susy! Cherie and Henry
Our Icelandic Sheepdog, Flóki just stayed with Susy for 2 nights. We were very pleased with her care. Flóki enjoyed being with other dogs and the personal care. He came home tired which we loved. We plan to use her again soon.
Susy took excellent care of my two dogs. They are both senor dogs with medical issues and can be picky eaters the first time in a new place. Susy made sure they had wonderfully meals and were very comfortable in her home and yard. In fact, they walked away from the first feeding I prepared for them after bringing them home; I think they had come to expect a new level of care. I will definitely be booking more boarding stays with Susy for them in the future.
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Thanks Susy! Frank came home happy and tired from playing with the other dogs. We will see you again sometime:)
Susy was wonderful with our two five month old cardigan welsh corgis. She made them special treats and supervised them while playing with older & bigger dogs which we really liked. I strongly recommend her services and will certainly use her in the future.
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Our overall experience with Susy was very good.
During the meet and greet she let our dogs get comfortable with their surroundings and not be overwhelmed by the other dogs.
We appreciated the updates she provided that set us at ease that your dogs were being well cared for. We will plan to use her services again!
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Macy did well at Susy's place. Although it was a hot day she had a cool time with new friends.
My dog was VERY well cared for during her stay with Susy. I had looked at several different places and found Susy to be the best fit. She has her house incredibly clean and dog friendly. Susy also has a very spacious fenced yard which my dog loved! another thing I appreciated very much was her daily communication with me about my dog. I will absolutely board my dog with her again!
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It was wonderful! When we got there the dogs came out to greet him and he went off to play. He is extremely afraid of fireworks so we were afraid he would be stressed out when we got back, but he wasn't. He was exicted to see us, but usually he is clingy and won't leave our sides for days. He wasn't like that!! He did so well! I would feel comfortable leaving his with Suzy again. I usually worry, not anymore.
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We haven't needed to board our standard poodle for about 3 years and didn't want to leave her in a concrete room somewhere. Susy's yard was ideal, fully fenced and plenty of room to run and explore. Susy was great with the dogs, very energetic, with a large part of her house available for the dogs to mingle, eat and sleep on a choice of doggie beds. Her interaction with the dogs showed how much she cared and she seemed very experienced. Our dog came home completely exhausted from playing and was very relaxed when we picked her up. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Susy to any of my friends. A very positive experience.
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My dog Benjamin normally goes to a daycare type boarding place for our vacations but when he was injured and required stitches he could no longer go to that type of high energy environment. I contacted Susy a week before our vacation in a panic because of short notice and his new special needs. Susy contacted within a couple hours and we scheduled a meet and greet. Susy was very accommodating and her house and yard are huge and very welcoming for dogs. I still felt nervous when I dropped Benjamin off because I hate leaving him for long periods of time but Susy texted me everyday letting me know how he was doing and that really helped set my mind at ease. She gave him his daily medication and made sure he didn't do anything detrimental to his stitches, which is difficult with a high energy German Shorthair. When I went to pick my dog up, he greeted me and went back into the house with Susy. I don't think he wanted to leave! I will never leave my dog at a boarding facility again, Susy will always be my first choice for taking care of Ben whenever I have to leave him overnight!
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I have a 13 year old lab with the same special needs associated with many senior dogs, ie...several medications, weakened limbs and frequent urination, requiring 24/7 care. I searched the Minneapolis area for a DogVacay provider that would be willing to take Salty into their home while I traveled out-of-state. After contacting several potential caretakers, Susan was the only provider willing to take on a my gentle, senior boy and I'm so glad she did. I could tell from the moment I met her, that she was knowledgable and caring and I knew that he would be safe and happy in his new surroundings. I highly recommend Susan to care for your canine family member, especially the seniors who require extra attention while you're away.
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I can't say enough good things about Susy! We have a puppy with a medical condition and when I called Susy to see if she would be willing to care for her and make some special accommodations, she didn't hesitate to welcome my Zoey with open arms. She invited us to her home for a visit before our trip which was so kind of her. She has a huge yard, completely fenced in and a great house with lots of space. The best part is that Susy is home with the dogs she cares for all day - so I had piece of mind that my puppy was safe and happy and not being neglected. You can't put a price tag on that, but her rates are also extremely reasonable given the personal care and attention your dog will receive. I could tell when we got home that Zoey had a wonderful time playing with the other dogs in her care and even missed them when we got her home. I would recommend Susy to anyone!
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Milo had a great time playing at Susy's! Her yard is amazing with plenty of room for your dog to run and play. She is a great babysitter and I would recommend her to everyone! Milo was exhausted (which I was so happy to see) so I know that he had a great time playing with the other dogs. Thank you again Susy!
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You could tell right away Susy loves animals, especially dogs. Her home was spacious and set up well for the dogs in her care. Both her dogs and the guest dogs seemed happy and well cared for. She has a sizable fenced in yard where the they can safely run around and play. We rarely leave town and haven't needed to use a sitter so, we were a bit nervous at first. Susy was experienced, welcoming and very reassuring. It was a good opportunity for our dog Millie to socialize and spend some time with other dogs. Susy sent pictures and text updates. Overall, we were quite pleased and wouldn't hesitate to use her again!
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Susy was a wonderful host for our 5 month old-not completely house broken- puppy. She was always quick to respond to questions, was very flexible, and she took loving care of our exuberant pup. She kept us posted while we were gone and made him special doggy treats to eat. Susy has a wonderful layout for dogs & a big beautiful fenced in yard that our dog Bruce loved! It gave us great peace of mind while we were on our vacation that our pup was having a great vacay of his own!
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Our pup, Frankie, had a wonderful, wonderful time at Susy's. We had recently adopted her, so we were a little nervous to leave her for 10 whole days, but Susy immediately made us feel comfortable. Frankie can be nervous and Susy completely understood this. Frankie is also a puppy, so housebreaking is clearly still an issue, but Susy just rolled with it and was patient with Frankie (and us - nervous dog parents!). Frankie came home happy, healthy and even more confident. Thank you so much, Susy! We'll definitely be back in the future!
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We were extremely satisfied with our experience with Smiling Dog Pet Care. Susy was a great host to our dog Bella. She kept us updated on a regular basis during the 8 days we had her there and Bella seemed to have a good time during her stay. The next time we need to board Bella, we will have no hesitation in booking a stay with Susy again!
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Suzy is very professional and knowledgeable about dogs. She eagerly welcomed my special needs, senior dog into her care. I had no doubt that Corkie would be well-cared for by Suzy.
We needed someone who could give our old dog insulin injections, and Susy was able to help. She took good care of our old boy and he did well. Her home is well set up to care for old dogs with heated floors and not many steps to negotiate. It worked out very well!
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We were pleased with Suzy's great care of Sidney.
Suzy was a great host to our little Sidney, an older dog with special needs. It was our first time so we weren't quite sure about leaving him with someone we didn't know on short notice, but Suzy immediately made us feel at ease. We really liked the fact there were other older dogs including two of her own, and her home is spacious and accommodating for four-legged guests - including a large fenced in yard for exploring. Best of all - Suzy is professional and passionate about dogs! We highly recommended!
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I was in a bind to find boarding quick but I am not a dan of most facilities...or their prices. Susy was affordable, available and clearly loves what she does. Broox had a great time and was out cold when we got home...just like a toddler!
Susy was very kind and helped us with a last minute stay. Susy introduced our dog to being around multiple dogs. She sent pictures and texts to keep us updated on how he was adjusting to a new situation.
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