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Linda C.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
54 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs

Linda's House

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

About Linda

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have had my own pet sitting business when I lived in Wilmington, N.C. and the eastern portion of Long Island, NY. I have several references from former pet owners that I can submit. My home has a full fenced in backyard with an attached garage and concrete patio... I always allow pets full access to my home and some of them if they choose to sleep with me... (the smaller doggie's).. They get plenty of attention and exercise.. and always return to their owners very happy.
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Can administer oral medicine
Linda C.
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713
54 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 25, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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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 Linda's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$30 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
Home Visits
$20 /visit
Training
$35 /hour
Baths
$0 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$0 each way
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54 Reviews
Lucy's third stay with Linda C. and again a success. Linda made sure that Lucy would get along with other pet guests by offering a pre-visit with them before Lucy stayed. That assured us that all would be fine when Lucy stayed while we were in Key West. So happy that we found Linda C. for Lucy's away from home time.
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Another great visit with Linda. Our dog is so comfortable with Linda and she really adapts to our dog's personality traits. She is a great hostess to work with and we are so pleased to have found her.
Everything is great with Linda. She plays with our dog, has a great yard to fetch in and clearly enjoys dogs.
Linda was wonderful. From the minute Micah walked in to her house he was at ease and had a happy demeanor. He loved exploring her backyard and instantly warmed up to the surroundings. This was my first time leaving my dog with anyone after moving here from out of state. Linda did not seem like a stranger to him at all. I will definitely be calling on her again and would highly recommend her services!!!
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The minute I meet Linda I knew that Oscar would be in good hands. The pictures she emailed me on vacation showed him having a good time and making himself right at home.
I would highly recommend Linda! She was fantastic with our dog Cody (she also watched my sister's dog at the same time). Both dogs were well cared for, plenty of toys & play time, large fenced-in back yard, & she also provides email updates with pictures. I didn't think they would want to come home after this stay. Most of all both dogs felt at home and comfortable at her home. She truly treats them like her own :)
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Linda was fantastic!!!! Our 2 guys came back very happy. We rescued an 8 month old abused shy dog in December and wanted to go to Key West in January. We knew we could not take him to a regular kennel , due to his fears. Linda kept out 10 y/o and out new 8 months old. It was perfect! They both had a good time and the 8 months old had zero setbacks!!! They are both still sticking to her 7pm bedtime and 7 am up.....on the dot...
I would recommend Linda anytime!!!
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Linda was wonderful with my dog, Baxter. She is patient, loving, and has a true gift with canines. It is so obvious that she really loves dogs and she caters to their every need. Nothing is more stressful for me than leaving my dog when I travel and I am very happy to report that as long as Linda is available to dog sit, I no longer will be worried.
When I picked up Baxter after his 4 day Valentine's weekend with her, he was calm, content, and very relaxed. You could tell he was happy to see me, but more importantly, you could tell he was very comfortable being in Linda's home. Thank you Linda. This was our first visit, but will not be our last. I will also recommend Linda to all my friends who have pets. ~Sincerely, Patty Crespo
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Linda was wonderful! Baxter was happy to see Mom & Dad but Linda did his tricks with him (a ploy for getting his meds in him) and found amazingly once he returned home that he actually prefers sleeping in his own bed on the floor. Of course the one-on-one attention didn't hurt either.
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Linda was the consummate professional, caring, kind, and compassionate in taking care of Buddy. I have no hesitation rating her as excellent. And I am a licensed veterinarian.
Our cocker, Lucy, stayed with Linda for the first time over Thanksgiving. Linda is a wonderful sitter and we could tell that Lucy liked staying there. She wasn't too excited to leave! Linda's home is very dog friendly with a wonderful fenced in yard. It is immaculate yet Lucy was allowed full access to every room. We will use Linda another time for sure!
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Skywalker enjoyed his stay with Linda and we had peace of mind while he was there. Will definitely book again!!! Thank you
Linda provided a safe environment for our dog Grizzy. Local and convenient.
Linda made me, my husband, my kids and my dog feel very comfortable and very happy. She is a sweetheart.
Linda made my dog feel right at home. She dedicated her time to keeping him company and took great care of him. In addition she kept me updated and sent me pictures to let me know they were having a good time.
Linda was welcoming and was patient with our puppy who was just 3 months old. She gave Killarney a new squeaky toy to occupy her while we were gone.
Linda has a beautiful fenced in backyard. Linda sent beautiful pictures to my e-mail and communicated well during our Camping trip although we did not get good reception to reply or call, I trusted Linda 100% and was not worried.
I would give her two thumbs up!
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We have had Max &Theo stay with Linda several times now, and each time we feel it was a very good choice. By now they eagerly run around her house when they first get there, but are enthusiastic about seeing us when we pick them up. She sends us photos that show that while they are with her, they are their usual relaxed selves. For us, DogVacay has been a great solution when we can't take our boys with us, and we recommend it and Linda without reservation.
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Our doggy was well cared for....she was very happy and tired when we picked her up!
Linda was great with Coco, Cece & Cabo! They didn't want to come home. They loved Linda's back yard. We would definitely have her watch the dogs again. Thanks Linda!
Linda was AWESOME!
We needed a two night stay for Max & Theo while we drove down to Naples to have lunch with friends. We got great photos from Linda showing both were relaxed and enjoying their stay with her. We plan on using Linda C. again in March for a longer stay, she and her house with its great yard is just what we want for the guys when we have to leave them,
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Thank you, Linda, from us and Chilidog! You took good care of him and very glad to know we can count on you.
Linda treated Max and Theo as if they were her own dogs, and they loved it. She is an amazing dog photog, so we now have some super photos of them. She sent us information about how they were getting along so we knew everything was ok while we were apart. Her yard is perfect for them, very safe.
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Cinnamon loves visiting Linda. I know she gets lots of attention and she's comfortable. I highly recommend Linda, we've used her before and will again!
Because of Linda we were able to leave Molly for 10days and take our dream trip to Italy. During our trip Linda sent us 2 Emails with pictures of Molly. This made us feel reassured that Molly was just fine. Thanks Linda
Dixie had an awesome time with Linda C!
Linda is always my first choice. Treats your babies like her own.
I always feel very comfortable leaving Molly with Linda. She gives great individual care .
From the moment we me met Linda, I knew Cinnamon was in good hands and would be well taken care of! We will absolutely use Linda again next time we have out of town plans. Cinnamon was happy and relaxed when we picked her up. I don't think she missed us at all!
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Great stay, she was playing and eating! My dog is a rescue and does not trust many 'humans'. She generally huddles in a corner or near me during social events with humans. At our meet and greet with Linda it was evident she trusted her.
This is the second time that we utilized the services of Linda to watch our dog while we vacationed. She is a fabulous pet sitter, with a great home and a fenced yard to keep any dog safe. Our Australian shepherd has a fear of thunderstorms, and Linda sat with our dog (on the floor) to comfort her during a storm. She is very dependable, understands canine behavior, and has become a friend, as well. Thank you, Linda!!!
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Scooter had a great time with Linda C! We will definitely use her again!
Linda C. was the perfect pet sitter for our rescue dog! We were taking a 2-week vacation, and unsure about leaving her with a stranger, since our dog has some separation anxiety issues. Linda was very accommodating about having a meet-n-greet, and also a two-hour try-out session first...just to make sure that she and our dog were a good match. Everything worked out perfectly, and they got along so well that I think my dog may be missing her now that we're back home. Linda's house is very dog friendly, and her yard is the best...tall privacy fence all around, with lots of space for running and playing!!! Linda has a great "calming" personality, loves to spend time outdoors with the dogs, knows how to deal with dog issues, and has the experience to handle anything that could come up. She is such a dog-lover, that she even sat on the bathroom floor with our pup during a "scary" thunderstorm. She really gave our dog her full attention, and sent us emails and pictures throughout our vacation. Who could ask for more than that?!?
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Linda is absolutely awesome and kind person. While we were on vacation, she did a wonderful job in taking care of our pet Cesar. Not only she made him feel like he was at his own home, but she also made sure he would not miss a dose of his daily medication. After speaking with her for about 20 minutes, I felt comfortable leaving our bulldog in her hands. Her home is absolutely gorgeous and super neat. I would definitely recommend her to other dog owners for care of their beloved pets.
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Linda is wonderful! You can tell that she loves all her fur guests. Her house is so adorable and has a great fenced yard. I will definitely use her again!
Linda did a wonderful job taking care of Willy. It was obvious that she made him feel right at home and that he loved being with her. She sent me picture updates of him and made me feel very comfortable during my trip. She is a very kind woman and great with dogs. We will definitely ask her to take care of Willy again on our next trip! Thank you very much Linda!
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Linda did an excellent job watching my two dogs, a 70 pound labradoodle and a 6 pound havapoo. She sent us photos from our trip and took great care of our two dogs. They seemed rested and happy when they got home. We look forward to using her again in the future.
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Linda was great! Our pup can be quite a hand full but Linda was well prepared for a rambunctious puppy! She sent us updates daily with pictures and overall, took great care of our pup and made finding a last minute sitter an easy task. Would go back to her in a heartbeat!
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Our pups loved Linda. She has such a nice way with them! Her fenced yard was their favorite. This was the first time we ever left them with a pet sitter and it was a very good experience for all of us! Many thanks to Linda!
Loved Linda,so accommodating and winston was was very happy.
THANK YOU Linda!! Our dogs were happy & healthy coming home. Thank you for being understanding about late arrival when flight was delayed, thank you for helping with Sammy's meds & getting a cute toy that Dahlia is playing with right now:)
We will be back & def recommend you.
Best,
Jessica & Christian
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Lola loves Linda :)
Pawsome as usual
Linda was lovely to work with. We picked up our dogs today and they looked like they had really enjoyed their "vacation". She even sent us pictures of them while we were away and we could see how happy they were. We will definitely let our dogs vacation with Linda again!
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Molly is a 17 month old shitzu/Maltese so she can be very active. Linda seemed to know just how to handle Molly and put me at ease. When I returned she gave me a detailed report on Molly on how she ate and how she and Molly spent long periods outside . Molly loves being outside. I recommend Linda highly and will certainly use her again.
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You can tell someone that you have two Newfoundlands. But there really is no way to impress on someone the largess of the work. They slobber and shed and when they wag there tails or look up cherished items fly through the air. If you have a back yard pond they will sit in it. Linda handled our two Goofy Newfies with a great sense of humor. We felt confident during our whole trip that the dogs were safe and happy.
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Linda is awesome! She's so attentive and caring. We love her.
My dog Penny seemed really happy with Linda, I would gladly use her again. It was so nice to know that my dog was treated good and not caged up. I had just adapted her not long ago - so I hated to have to leave her for a weeks vacation - but Linda treated her great - so that was a real relief.
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Love Linda! And so did Roxie, she wasn't ready to leave. ;) We will be back!
we are back from switzerland after 3 weeks and Rocky is very happy and looks like he was treated very well. We received frequent emails and pictures from the sitter which resulted in neither of us worrying about his well-being. I am sure we will use this service again.....thank you!! marcel &valerie
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Linda was quick to place me and my dog- Eldin at ease in her home. She answered all questions and encouraged phone calls to verify his safety. I know Eldin was well cared for and highly recommend her! Thanks Linda!
Linda was great! She is someone who truly loves dogs. She boarded my two dogs for a week while I was out of town. She went above and beyond to make sure that my dogs were comfortable and felt at home. This was especially important to me since one of my dogs is very skittish around strangers. She has a fenced in yard with plenty of room for my dogs to play ball or sun bathe. She opened up her home and provided a lot of personal attention to my dogs which I don't feel that they would have gotten at a kennel. I highly recommend her and when I need dog boarding in the future she'll be the first person I call.
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Both my dogs came home happy and relaxed. She did a great job with them
Linda was very prompt in her response to my inquiry. Her attitude put me at ease and made it very easy to leave Edith in her care. She was knowledgeable about little dogs and was very caring and loving toward little 'E'. I would highly recommend her! Thanks Linda!
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