Sophie's Place Dog Boarding

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Virginia M.

11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Virginia's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Virginia

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Life-long animal lovers and pet owners, Virginia and Robert, are excited to make your dog feel at home. As a long-time pet momma who's recently found herself pet-free, Virginia knows the anxiety of leaving your fur babies behind when you travel. Rest assured your sweet pup will be cuddled, entertained and thoroughly spoiled rotten while you're away. Robert works from home, so your baby will have companionship the vast majority of the time. Doggie guests are welcome to sleep wherever they are most comfortable, whether that's a fluffy dog bed, a crate you provide or even with us in bed (as long as they don't hog the covers!). During your dog's stay, we may go for early morning hikes at nearby parks or visit a dog park for some play time with friends.

We are well versed caring for senior pets and are comfortable providing oral and injectable medications such as insulin or even sub-Q fluids. The first floor of our home is spacious and has easy entry from the front door for older dogs with joint issues. I don't keep more than two dogs at a time, so each guest can get plenty of attention. If you would like your pup to have an exclusive stay, I will mark the other slot unavailable for an additional $15 a night surcharge and not accept other boarders for your pup's visit.

We ask that all guests be house-trained, spayed/neutered, and up to date on vaccinations and flea management. Puppies must be past their chewing stage (generally older than six months).

DROP-OFFS AND PICKUPS may be done as early as 7 a.m. and as late at 9 p.m. Please book your stay to accommodate these hours. Special requests for earlier or later drop-offs may be considered if made in advance.

HOLIDAYS: No drop-off or pickup on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve after 4 p.m., Christmas day, New Year's Eve after 4 p.m. or New Years Day.

I've named our home after Sophie, my 16+ year old pointer mix who was the most loving sweetheart of a pup I've ever known until we lost her. We miss her greatly and look forward to showering your dog with all the love and attention we gave her.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine

Virginia M.

11 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Virginia's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
11 Reviews
Zelda was in a home away from home! Both Virginia and Robert ensured she has a gala time on her Vacay! We loved the constant updates with all the pictures and videos as well. Thank you so much for taking care of her as your own!
Virginia provided great care to my border collie. Her clean comfortable home was perfect and her pics put me at ease while I was out of town. 5 Stars and a now noted favorite!
Virginia kept my busy dog happy, entertained, and safe while I was away with my family. Would definitely book again.
Virginia was absolutely wonderful with my dog and his stay! She sent a picture of him everyday and he was always having a great time! She took for hikes and walks everydayI would HIGHLY recommend Virginia
Virginia was great. She sent videos and photographs and kept us updated. Our dogs are a little anxious away from home, and she made sure they got some snuggle time to make them feel at home.
Virginia and her husband were very nice and accommodating! Our baby Oreo had a great time and we got daily picture updates. I would highly recommend. Oreo will be back soon! ;)
Virginia did a wonderful job keeping up with our 4 month old cockapoo! He came home exhausted from a weekend full of playing - would definitely recommend to others!
Virginia was wonderful and our pup had a fantastic stay! We had gone for an earlier meet and greet so he would be familiar with the family. She sent texts and photos each day to set our minds at ease, which was so comforting. They walked him, played with him and spoiled him and he clearly loved every minute of his time there. He came home a very happy boy. Virginia is the best and I'll be reserving another stay soon!
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Virginia and Robert are great hosts. They treated Parker like she was their own dog and I was so happy with my first experience that I plan on using them as much as possible when I need to board my pup in the future!
I'm a dog trainer and own a dog walking business, therefore you can imagine I'm pretty picky when it comes to dog care for my own dog. I expect exceptional service and that's exactly what Virginia & Robert gave us and our dog Grizzly!

Grizzly stayed with them for 9 days while we were away in California. I got photo and video updates each day, which we loved seeing! They were thorough, followed all instructions I gave them and most importantly, Girzzly was very happy. You could see it on his face in the pictures that he seemed content. They played with him and he got to swim in their little kiddie pool they have. It was like he was on his own vacation while we were enjoying ours!

Coming from someone in the pet care industry, I would highly recommend Virginia and Robert for pet sitting. Book them now! :)
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Virginia and Robert were nothing less than incredible! It is easy to tell they love having dogs around.

They were my first experience with Dog Vacay and will be my first choice, if available, in the future. I was hesitant to use this service in the beginning, I have to admit, but they put all my worries to rest right away.

They are extremely caring individuals and Penny took to them instantly during our meet & greet session. I knew from that moment she would be provided better care than any traditional facility could ever promise.

Penny can be a handful to say the least but they did an incredible job of channeling her energy. They took her for long daily walks, visited the dog park a few times, and were constantly keeping her occupied.

Knowing Penny was being cared for as if I were by her side allowed me to truly enjoy my vacation without a single moment of worry. Virginia responded to every message within minutes and her and Robert both posted pictures throughout the day.

On top of the incredible care they provided, they were also extremely accommodating around the drop-off and pick-up scheduling. I cannot say enough about how magnificent they were. Do yourself (and better yet your fur baby) a favor by choosing them instead of a traditional facility. You will not regret it!
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