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Sonia C.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 58 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Sonia's Resident Pets

Rhodesian Ridgeback
6 yr 9 mo old

Sonia's Apartment

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Sonia

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hey there fellow dog owners ! I would be thrilled to host your dog!

A little about me ;

My name is Sonia, and I absolutely love all types of dogs. I started volunteering at local rescue shelters (RAL, ASPCA, etc.) since back in elementary school and now I have several years under my belt fostering , sitting, grooming, bathing, and walking dogs. Its always been a passion of mine to help and care for others. In fact, I ventured off in the healthcare scene for a minute so I'm , of course, Cpr certified , am a registered PCA, and I know my way around catering to those post surgery, requiring meds, specific ailments and needs.
I had a ranch back in Virginia so I'm familiar with basic vet care as I worked alongside our ranch's vet here and there.

I work from home now (mostly in front of a computer ) so I can be here for your pup almost always. And when I am out and about , your pup will have free roam of my place. I have no qualms with that since I like to keep it zen and a bit Spartan so there wouldn't be any concern over things being accidently chewed or eaten. I have cleaners who come regularly to change the sheets etc so I'd love to share my bed with your pup.

I also have a super personable therapy dog myself-Ruby. She will be your pup's additional playmate.

About Ruby:
She is an extremely friendly 6 year old Rhodesian ridgeback mixed with GERMAN Shepard rescue. She is very friendly, obedient , and playful especially with smaller dogs. I can share videos of her playing with pups of all ages and sizes. Ruby weighs around 40lbs and has no history of previous aggression with food or others. You can see me walking down nyc streets without a leash on her, and again- she has never bitten or attacked anything in her life. She actually likes to say "good morning" to everyone, especially the regulars like deli owners, fruit stand people, and dog park attendees. I took care of Ruby since she was a puppy; she was adopted with gastrointestinal issues, and although my docs wanted me to put her down bc of further health complications (pneumonia, food issues, bedsores , etc) she prevailed. I'm very happy I didn't because she is now healthy and one of the most friendliest dogs you will meet. Ruby will be your dog's playmate.

I will take your dog out to walks and to the dog parks 4-5 times a day as I already regularly do- rain or shine- unless specifically instructed not to. Fortunately for me, I live by a couple dog runs and am right by central park as well. I do have a small backyard (no grass) access from my building, but I tend to prefer the longer walks to mitigate mobility getting constrained. All this your dog will enjoy.

As far as diet goes, I feed my own dog, Ruby, a protein heavy, grain-free diet via Wellness canned and dry food. I can feed your pup the same diet or I can feed him/her anything you drop off. I usually feed my dogs manually with a plastic spoon because they tend to eat too quickly. I also brush my dogs daily at the park, , of course, always shower them with tender loving care.

I look forward to hosting your doggie! I'm the type to also send you a lot of pics and updates. Do let me know if you have any questions, and thanks for considering me!!!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Sonia C.

5 Reviews
2 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 58 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sonia's Home
$80 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sonia's Home
$50 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
$40 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
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5 Reviews
Home Checked
Sonia's home conveniently located near two dog parks and Central Park. She also has a very sweet pup of her own, Ruby, that would make a perfect companion for your pup.

Combined with her providing nearly 24/7 supervision, your pup will have a vacay full of activities and TLC!
Great first time experience with Dog Vacay. I just adopted Ruby 2 1/2 weeks earlier when an out-of-town family medical emergency required me to leave her while she was still adjusting.

Sonia sent me pics and updates every day that put my mind to rest that Ruby was content and well cared for so I could focus on the family emergency.

Sonia was quick to respond, easy to deal with and flexible. Ruby was happy and playful when she got home. Will absolutely have Sonia sit for Ruby again.
Sonia was awesome, and Boone seemed super happy. She sent pictures and everyone had a great day!
Sonia was absolutely wonderful and a perfect hostess. She was able to pick up our Bernedoodle from the hotel in the morning and bring him back in the evening. He was very happy and well-cared for. Sonia was very flexible and accommodating, and her willingness to adjust to our schedule changes in a cheerful and no-worries manner was very much appreciated. Next time we are in NYC, we will most definitely ask Sonia about her availability.
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