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Sondra M.

1 Review
2 Repeat Guests
$34/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Senior Dogs
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Sondra's Resident Pets

Kozmo
Chihuahua
Male
0 yr 10 mo old

Sondra's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Dog door access

About Sondra

26 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
* * Updated 2/20: I'm currently fostering a 6-month-old beagle chihuahua mix. It's either a puppy pile or naps here. * *

I'm only accepting one DogVacay per day to allow for VIP treatment.

I am a dog lover of all breeds. I've had dogs all my life even as a kid. As an adult, I’ve had a husky mix for 15 years, a Canaan foster dog that I adopted so in total about 23 years of guardianship. I have also fostered over a few dozen dogs over the years, and I currently just adopted a new puppy (former foster). I feel in love, and I couldn't resist him! In addition to fostering, I have volunteered at San Jose Animal Care Center and many rescues.

From fostering for many years, my house is geared to many types of dogs with a plethora of toys.

My adorable puppy Kozmo (dob Apr-16) is well-behaved and very mellow for his age, though we are still in training. Kozmo has been well socialized at many dog fairs and has many opportunities to meet dogs of all sizes.

I'm self-employed and work from home. I have a light schedule when I go out, and I can work around most schedules. During the day, I could send picture/s updates VIA text throughout the day if you wish. I take up to 2 guest pups at the time to allow your dog to get the VIP experience.

I work on positive reinforcement training for dogs and don't believe in any negative obedience training. I have a lot of experience potty training since most foster dogs of all ages are not trained properly. I will also provide consistency of the common training commands based on your requirements…i.e. sit, stay, off, down, loose leash training is my specialty.

A benefit of doggy care is that not only does your dog get a fun place to hang out all day, they are also socialized and exercised with Kozmo. It also gives them interactions with humans to build more confidence with strangers.

I do love all breeds, but with Kozmo being 11 pounds, I prefer to only accept dogs less than 30 pounds at this time. I do require all 4 legged guests to be spayed/neutered*.

* Do note, that I still at times do some fostering (mostly puppies under 5 months). I will let you know if that is the case when you make you reservation.

** I do prefer an initial meet-n-greet to make sure we are all a good fit before overnight commitments.

*** I do have experience with senior dogs, but I do find the puppies may have too much energy for them.

****Personal Request: I ideally would like the dog/s to have tags. If you don't like the clinking of tags, I recommend http://amzn.to/2fJTEkj., This is not a requirement; however, the long-term safety of your dog/s is my top priority. From years of fostering, I'm a strong advocate of snip, chip, and tags.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained

Sondra M.

1 Review
2 Repeat Guests
$34/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 14, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sondra's Home
$34 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
1 Review
Sondra has daycared my dog twice this month. Before accepting the reservation, she requested a meet and greet so that she could be sure that my dog would fit well into her household. She had prepared a list of questions regarding behavior patterns, health history and dog & owner preferences. She took the time to introduce my dog individually to each of the on site dogs.
During the reservation process, Sondra has answered each email & text promptly, generally within an hour.
During my dog's stay with Sondra she took him on an outing after first conferring with me regarding the activity. She sent me texts with pictures showing my dog alert, engaged and very happy. When I arrived to pick up my dog he was leashed up and ready to go. He appeared very tired after playing all day, and spent most of the evening dozing.
The other dogs in Sondra's household are small squirmy and good natured. They should get along well with other dog guests.
I have already made reservations with Sondra for future daycare dates.
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