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Acacia C.

4 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3.2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Acacia's Resident Pets

3 yr 6 mo old

Acacia's House

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

About Acacia

18 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Sparkles Ranch, nestled in Cottonwood Heights, offers doggie day and overnight care. We are a loving and trusted provider of safe, fun and individualized care for your four-legged furbabies.
Our rescued terrier mix, Decker, is an only child, but LOVES new friends, so we found this to be a fun way for him to have canine company.
Pups enjoy all-day play indoors and out, and are tucked away each night with our family, where they sleep in our bedroom on their own puppy beds.
We have nearly a quarter acre of yard, where pups are fully fenced and free to romp.
I have trained dogs, race horses, carriage driving and dressage horses, and have lived & worked on numerous professional working ranches in the past, I am adept at animal handling, training, and care for all varieties of critters.
You can feel confident knowing we'll ensure your dog is happy and healthy during their stay.


1) All dogs are required to pass a meet & greet socialization interview with our beloved pup, Decker. Dogs that play too "ruff" with our submissive 25lb dog will not be a good fit for our family.
*****Aggression in any form towards dogs or humans will not be accepted.*******

2) Dogs must be spayed/neutered, and current on vaccinations.

3) ALL DOGS MUST BE 100% HOUSE TRAINED. This means NEVER using anywhere inside our home as a bathroom. Any reparation due to accidents will be billed back to the owners.

4) Dogs must be able to be left in our home comfortably and safely, without causing destruction - if this requires a crate, please provide your crate, bed, and any other tools that assist in ameliorating the dog's separation anxiety.

5) Per DogVacay, all boarding reservations are valid for 24 hours. If your pup stays over and above 24 hours, we'll send a custom quote to reflect the price accordingly, calculated @ $2 per hour.

6) To honor our family time, Pup pick up and drop off is welcome at Sparkles Ranch between 8am and 8pm. Should arrangements be made outside of those hours, an additional after hours charge of $5 will be added to the reservation quote, per occurrence.

*****We can take large dogs up to 80+ lbs, but only one at a time (DogVacay doesn't give us this option, so we often just don't offer this on our profile). If your pup is large, please send us an inquiry, and pending availability, we'll absolutely consider your pup.*****

In addition to your dog's leash, food, fav toys, and any regular treats, we request you bring your pup's bed, as they certainly appreciate that little comforting reminder of home while you're away.

Prior to arrival, we also request you complete this DogVacay Host Form so we are utmost prepared for your dog's stay. You can find it online, here:

We look forward to being of service to you and your furry family.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Acacia C.

4 Reviews
3 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3.2 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Acacia's Home
$31 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Acacia's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 /bath
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3 Testimonials
Dec 2016
We rescued our dog Bill a year ago this December.
Nobody up until this summer could get the dog onto a leash besides us... And Acacia!

We are friends now because of it. Only dogs in my opinion can't quickly know what's up. And Bill (first meeting) let her put him on a leash because her energy was safe and welcoming.

Her dog Decker is further proof - always happy and exercised. She even worked painstakingly to find the proper food so his skin wouldn't be so itchy for him.

I won't go on and on. I could. But all that matters is I would trust her with Bill.

Nov 2016
Acacia has watched my dog Louis in the past. Louis is high energy and not always well behaved. Acacia is very patient with Louis and he always seems to listen to me more when I pick him up than when I dropped him off. He loves running around the large backyard with Decker and is always very excited when I drop him off. Louis gives his experience four paws!
Nov 2016
Acacia is great with animals of all kinds. She has helped little Decker grow from a timid shelter dog with separation anxiety into a little gentleman who loves his family and house. She routinely dogsits for friends and family, and often has "repeat customers" at home! She's very active and attentive, and the dogs are always happy and worn out. I have no hesitations trusting her with any pup.
4 Reviews
Acacia and Erin were absolutely wonderful with my dog. They sent great updates and were very accommodating when we were delayed in getting back into town. Walks or the dog park every day -- she was one tired, happy puppy when we picked her up!
Acacia was a pleasure to work with. She sent text updates and pictures every day, and she even taught us a few new training tips. Our dog had a great time playing with Decker in the back yard and at the local park and trail. We had a better vacation knowing that he was loved and cared for!
Acacia was great with my dog Skyy - he didn't want to leave when I returned home to get him and already misses his new friend Decker!
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