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April P.

19 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

April's Resident Pets

Pookie
Boston Terrier
Female
11 yr 4 mo old
Gorgeous
Boston Terrier
Female
7 yr 10 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

April's House

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Outdoor area

About April

I'm sorry to report that I won't be taking any new clients at this time and current clients on a case by case basis.

I'm a stay at home mother of 2 school aged children, 2 small pups, 1 cats, and 1 bird. My husband may help with caring for the pups. I have had pets since I was a child.

My home is on 1.3 acres and the back yard is fenced in. I live in a nice neighborhood with sidewalks perfect for strolling. We also have lots of wooded trails. I look forward to loving on some pups!!

Unfortunately my dogs don't get along with large dogs or very young puppies.
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April P.

19 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 10, 2016

Credentials

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 April's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
Daycare At April's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
19 Reviews
My Goldendoodle Martin is a little on the "spoiled" side. He is not one that can be crated and he likes a lot of human interaction. This was one of the first times I was able to go out of town and not worry about Martin. April was amazing with him. She sent me pictures through out his stay and was very responsive when I reached out to her. I have already shared my experience with everyone that know how much I love my dog.
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April did a fantastic job with Sasha! She kept her for four days. She sent me updates and photos. Her other dogs welcomed Sasha too. April covered all the bases. Feeding schedule, bathroom habits, sleeping arrangements. I am very pleased with her service. I didn't worry about Sasha once while I was gone. I highly recommend April. You'll love her.
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Great pet care. My old, blind, deaf, diabetic pooch enjoyed her stay, and it can't get any better than that.
I was very apprehensive about leaving my 8 year old poodle, especially with someone I didn't know.. He previously had been home house-sited. Well, April and her husband were wonderful. April went out of her way for us by letting us drop Pierre off at 6am. When we got there, he immediately went off sniffing, so there were no hard goodbyes. I was sure he wouldn't eat, but he ate his whole dinner, and even slept in April's bed instead of his own bed. He also really enjoyed the company of April's two dogs. I'm thinking we may have to get him a playmate! April also took pictures of him, and put up with me calling. One you can tell how happy he is cause he's smiling!!!
This was just a one night stay, but I feel very comfortable leaving him with April and her family for a 5 day trip this coming week.
I highly recommend April!!!
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Totally Awesome! My pup loved his Dog Vacay at Southern Belle Retreat and is already looking forward to his next one
April is amazing. She is the only person we have left our dogs with since we got them. We were concerned that it would not work well, but she was wonderful. They now appear to see her as a home away from home and are very comfortable there.
Our dog, Ben, who is an important part of our family and is spoiled, was so well taken care by April. Ben's visits to a kennel did not work out and this was the first time we had left Ben with someone who was not a family member. April made us feel comfortable through her regular updates and pictures of Ben sitting with and being loved on by the family. I know Ben enjoyed his stay as April accommodated his needs. When she sent a picture of Ben sleeping on his back we knew he felt safe. We are so pleased that we have met April and have booked additional stays for Ben. April speaks in a calm and quiet manner which was so reassuring to Ben and to us as well. I wish I could April ten stars.
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April was fantastic! She took loving care of our dog and updated us frequently throughout his stay. Her huge backyard was a definite plus and I know the dogs enjoyed being able to run. We will most certainly book with her again.
April is amazing! She took such good care of Scarlett. I was very nervous to leave her for 4 days but she did great. She loves April and her girls. I strongly recommend her and will use her every time I need to leave Scarlett .
April is awesome! This is the first time we have left Beau and we were somewhat nervous about it.April was very understanding about our nervousness and she reassured us that she would take very good care of Beau.A few hours after we left him she sent us a picture and text of what he was doing and she did that every day.A couple of times I wanted to know more than once a day that he was ok so I would text her. She answered me immediately.I became totally at ease with him being there. He stayed with her for 11 days. By his second day there my only worry was that he was so happy there that he wouldn't want to come home with us.She is a gentle ,kind, caring person who loves her own little dogs so she relates to us other dog lovers and knows how important our dogs are to us. I would have no hesitation about leaving Beau with her again. She made him feel like he was part of her family.Evelyn Davis
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I recommend April to anyone that needs professional dogsitting services. She truly knows how to care for your pup. Her host-site is the best possible environment for a dog to stay while you are away--it is safe, clean and comfortable with a spacious backyard for your pup to roam, play, and do his business--the perfect setting for a dog, especially one that might have separation anxiety.

Your dog will truly feel at home and be able to enjoy his time there--April and her husband and kids all lookout for your pup and give them lots of love and attention--very important things you will not get at boarding kennels where your pup spends most of his day locked inside a kennel. You don't have to worry about that with April, your pup will be spending all of his time feeling like he's at home because he will be in her home. That's priceless!

I thank God I found April on DogVacay. Now, when me and my wife leave town, we can do so stress-free knowing our pup is in safe, loving and very capaple hands. This is truly a blessing!!!
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We had an awesome experience with April! This was my first time leaving my little guy with anyone and I was so nervous but April made every effort to ease my concerns. She was very accomadating. We set a meet and greet dare. That experience went very smootg. April took time to allow me to feel comfortable all the while learning and retaining information I shared about Walt. She was interested in his routine, likes and any special needs. When it came time to leave him with her she was so sweet. Understanding how difficult it was for me to leave. She kept me informed, sent pictures and even video of Walt. He was happy and April even adapted his likes into her schedule. I am so grateful and appreciative of having a care giver for my little guy that really shows love and care to my dog just as if we're her own. I will be using April anytime I have to be away. I just hope she is available then too. Thank you April!!! Walt says thank you too!
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April took care of my beloved pet the same way I do. The photos she sent me showing my happy, contented dog eased my worries about ever leaving him. I haven't gone on a vacation since I got him because the thought of leaving him in a kennel was too painful. I may sound like a fanatic dog owner, but my dog literally saved my life. I know I will not use anyone else. Thank you, April.
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I highly recommend April. She made my first experience with DogVacay an excellent one. She communicated frequently and sent several pictures to let me know my dog was comfortable and enjoying himself. Her gigantic, fenced back yard was perfect for my scent hound. She will treat your dog like family.
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I really don't think that 5 stars is a good enough review for April (but that's all Vacay allows :-) I left Mac with April for almost 2 weeks while traveling interationally on business--it was so relaxing to know she professionally and thoughtfully handled everything--even watching over Mac as his injured leg was healing, etc. She send email and photos (when I was where I couldn't get text) and ensured I had constant updates which really made me feel good. I will probably plan my travel around HER availability going forward because she's such a treasure for my loved pet.
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Lola had an amazing stay with April!!! I have never been so happy with a dog sitting experience. I would highly recommend April :)
April took care of Roo for me for two weeks. the photos and comments I received during this time were so comforting. I will always feel safe leaving him with April to care for if I need a pet sitter again.
April was great! She sent photos of the dogs and kept me updated on how they were doing. They were vey happy when they got home. The meet and greet eased any concerns and I felt comfortable leaving them with her and her family. I would definitely use her again!
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April is an excellent dog sitter. April was more than accommodating to all of mine and coopers needs. April provided daily updates about cooper, which made me very comfortable leaving my dog with her. I would not hesitate to use April In the future or recommending her to anybody. April provided the most home like experience any dog could have.
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