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Christine N.
Falls Church, VA 22042
58 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Christine's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Christine

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to Spoiled Dog World! After over 20 years of watching friends', neighbors', and family's dogs in my home, I decided to expand my clientele by way of DogVacay.

Your dog will enjoy all the love, walks, brushing, and attention he/she gets at home as I treat them like family for the time they are with me. I have more than 20 years of experience with dogs of all ages and energy levels and with giving meds and special diets. Dogs that I host must be able to last at least 4 hours without a pee break. I work from home and live in a quiet neighborhood just inside the Beltway close to parks and paths and have a HUGE yard (though not fenced in). I do have stairs in my split level home but, if you have an older dog, I can make arrangements to move everything they need to the lower level (including myself) so they do not have to negotiate any stairs or slippery floors.

I limit my hosting to only one dog at a time unless they already live together at your house. Then I will take multiples. This is a perfect situation if you happen to own a non-dog-friendly dog. There will be no "run-ins" with other dogs here.

I don't have any pets of my own at home which lets me spoil YOUR furry friend instead (within your guidelines, of course). I do require a meet-n-greet prior to hosting so that I can get to know your dog and they can get a lay of the land before they come for their visit. It really helps them make that first stay transition much easier. Many of my DogVacay customers have been first-time users and have come away with a very positive experience. Please see my reviews for just SOME of my very satisfied customers. Can't wait to meet your special pooch!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
Christine N.
Falls Church, VA 22042
58 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 14, 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.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christine's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 2 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
58 Reviews
amazing as always. the girls love her so much! flexible with pickup and drop off times.
Our experience with Christine was excellent. She was more than accommodating with drop off and pick up times, and she gave plenty of love and care to our active demanding small dog, Holli. We enjoyed receiving a photo and an update on Holli while away. I would definitely recommend Christine and feel blessed to know her. What a relief to have a reliable experienced dog sitter (and to have the service through DogVacay). You won't be disappointed.
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We cannot say enough good things about Christine and how she treats our dog. You can tell she treats her as if she is her own. Lots of love & attention. We know she is always in good hands with her.
Never a complaint! Christine is awesome and I am so glad I found her for my dogs!
The dogs had another amazing time with her. She was so flexible with my drop off and pickup times. PERFECT!
Christine was absolutely amazing, taking care of and treating Wolfgang like he was her very own well-pampered dog! I cannot say enough words of appreciation or shower Christine with enough accolades to properly convey my opinion of her. First rate, top drawer, simply the best. I will use her again, in a heart beat.
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Another wonderful visit with Christine! I am always so comfortable leaving my boys with her. They are getting old and more high maintenance as they age and Christine is always so patient! They really love staying with her!
Christine is wonderful. Our dog was well-loved while we were away. I think she's hoping we go away again soon, so she can go back to visit Christine!
Christine is an outstanding host! I have no doubt that my dog Zane is in excellent hands with her. She loves dogs and treats them as if they were her own. Would not hesitate to use her again!
Christine was wonderful! During our meet and greet, she asked intelligent questions and took detailed notes. Ricky and Lucy clearly adored her. She is fabulous w/ dogs and knew all their little quirks. My husband and I were able to celebrate our anniversary in NY knowing our pups were in loving hands. We will definitely bring them back!
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Christine was very patient with my dog who went a little crazy in her house. The spot on the carpet looks pretty bad, and I'm taking her some special cleaner tomorrow and an orchid. She went beyond her duty with my "bad" Clover. She thought she was getting a lethargic dog who slept in the kitchen and never had an accident. Clover slept in Christine's bed, peed on her carpet and raced around the house like a windup toy. Christine was still smiling when I picked up Clover.
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Christine was wonderful with my senior dog. During our meet-n-greet, she asked good questions and took notes of the answers, so I knew my dog would be in capable hands. I was correct! She altered her schedule to meet the needs of myself and my dog - above and beyond! My dog came home relaxed and content. I will definately use Christine again.
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Voodoo had another great visit with Christine. He is an old dog and she took great care of him during this very snowy winter. Voodoo and I can't wait to see Christine again.
Christine, as always, is magnificent! Super attentive and aware of all of our pups needs. We enjoy our vacations so much more knowing we have nothing to worry about!
She was great! My dogs did awesome there with no problems. She gave me updates daily on the dogs, and was flexible with pickup and drop off times! Will be using her again for sure.
Christine has been GREAT! Our dog is a special needs dog with both medical and behavioral issues. We brought Dixie over to meet Christine a couple months back and she clearly knew how to deal with a nervous dog and make her comfortable. She also took detailed notes about Dixie's issues and asked all the right questions. She is obviously very dedicated to the dogs in her care and takes her responsibilities seriously.

Last night we left Dixie with Christine for her first full overnight. Christine was great and Dixie was obviously well take care of.

Her prices are completely reasonable and she is very responsive. We would absolutely recommend her and intend to book visits with her again in the future.
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Christine was great with my puppy, Nala. My puppy got a little sick a few days before and I called to give her the opportunity to cancel if she wanted to and she didn't, which was so nice! She sent a text everyday to give me a status and even sent a picture. I would definitely take Nala to her again. Nala seemed to have a good time with her!
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Christine was amazing! She was available to watch Chloe last minute, which was convenient since we had to go out of town last minute. Chloe got walked multiple times a day and was exhausted once she got home (which was great!) Can't wait to have Chloe stay with her again.
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We picked up a perfectly spoiled Simba....as always! Christine is a wonderful host and person.
Once again Christine did a great job caring for my pup. My dog has a lot of energy and Christine played with her and threw her a ball and took her on lots of walks. She really cares about the dogs in her care and I always feel good leaving Pepper with her! I am soooooo grateful!
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Christine is a wonderful dog lover with a great set up to care for dogs. She takes great care of my pup and we leave her with C often. You have to book her early because so many people love her. My dog Pepper always has a great time with Christine and comes home happy and tired!
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Great time as always!
Voodoo had a great time with Christine! This was the second time he went to her home and I didn't worry at all. Christine is very caring and keeps me updated by text. I will always stick with Christine!
Christine is an amazing dog sitter, I do not have enough nice things to say. I highly recommend her!
Christine was great! Took lots of notes at the meet-n-greet. Our dog is a rescue & has her quirks & Christine had no problem with any of them. Very loving & caring towards our dog. She is definitely are first choice from now on.
Christine was great from the minute we walked into her home for the meet and greet to the time we left with Simba following his "vacation". Christine was responsive to our requests for Simba's care, communicative with us while she looked after him, and generally wonderful. It was evident that she takes personal pride in her relationship with her guests and wanted to make sure that it was a positive experience for all involved. We'll be back, for sure!
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Christine was amazing! We immediately felt at ease leaving our pups with her. She sent pictures and texts to reassure me things were going well and our pups come home completely happy. WE will definitely use her again :)
Christine was an exceptional host home and care provider for our dog while we were away. She was flexible and responsive, understanding and communicated well about all things concerning our dog. I would use her again.
The boys had a great time with Christine as always!
Christine was great with my dog, Voodoo. She is so nice and professional and very patient. She sent me photos of Voodoo which we were gone and Voodoo didn't mind us being gone at all. Voodoo looks forward to many more visits with Christine.
This was Diego's 3rd stay with Christine, and of course, I was so comfortable leaving him for a few days because I knew he would have an absolute blast! He got to spend lots of time outside, and even got to snack on some delicious homemade peanut butter treats while I was away. So glad to have a found a go-to Dog Vacay host in the DC area - Christine is so wonderful!
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Christine was wonderful, as usual. She was very responsive to me during the week and reported in regularly on how the pups were doing. I have one very fearful, sensitive rescue dog and she is so patient with him. I'm so grateful and I feel so much better leaving the dogs behind when I travel, knowing they are safe and loved.
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Another "pawsome" visit with Christine!
Christine is the best. She always takes such great care of Louie and he never wants to return home to us after his paw some stay with her. Highly recommend!
Christine was wonderful and very attentive with my dog Clover. I knew I didn't have to worry about a thing while I was gone, which made my trip that much more enjoyable. I will not hesitate to contact Christine the next time I head out of town, and highly recommend her!
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This was my first time using DogVacay so I was a bit apprehensive. We are new to the area, I was not sure how he would do staying with a new person. Christine eased my anxiety the moment I met her. At the first meet and greet, she was so kind and welcoming and asked insightful questions which emphasized her experience with dogs. She allowed my dog to immediately feel at home in her lovely place. During my trip she sent me several updates and photos and was very accommodating with my schedule. At pickup, I could tell my dog had a great time and would have been just as happy staying with her as coming home with me. I can't say enough about Christine. I highly recommend her. She was an outstanding host that I will definitely use again.
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Once again, Diego had a wonderful stay with Christine! I am so lucky to have found such a great host to take care of my guy when I'm away!
I was so nervous to leave Diego for the first time, and Christine made me feel so at ease. She took the time to learn all about Diego and his personality at our meet and greet, and when I picked him up after my trip I could tell he was just a happy pup and had had such a blast. It was great to see pictures of him during his Dog Vacay as well! Looking forward to having Diego stay with Christine next month for my next vacation!
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This was the first time RJ spent time in a home away from home with me. I have a nervous 100lb dog and on top of that, she is afraid of thunderstorms. Christine was extremely patient with RJ and she did a wonderful job making her feel at home.
This was my first experience with Dog Vacay and Christine was fantastic. She obviously is very knowledgable about dogs and did everything she could to make my dog comfortable and happy.
From our first meet and greet, Christine was very professional and interested in taking great care of my dog. I highly recommend her (if you can get a spot on her busy schedule!)
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Christine was wonderful with Izzy. She only takes on one dog at a time so the pup has her full attention. She asks important questions about your dog, so she can provide the safest, most comfortable environment. I would absolutely recommend her!
The boys had another great stay with Christine! They has so much fun, they barely realized we were gone!
WOW! Christine's attention to detail with my "baby" was phenomenal! Her house is dog friendly and my she included my dog in her everyday schedule. Lots of walks and special attention. Christine even sent photos of my dog "vacationing". This gave me a peace of mind as I had to leave her with Christine for over 2 weeks. Her prices are fair and she will include your dog as a part of her family. I won't take my dog to anyone else. Thanks Christine for a great experience!
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We left our elderly Lab mix with Christine for two weeks, and I don't think he could have had a better experience. Christine went so far as to sleep in a downstairs bedroom so Harley could be near her at night, since he was having trouble managing the stairs. She obviously cared very much about Harley's comfort, and I appreciated knowing that she would do what she could to make his stay as stress-free as possible. I highly recommend her. Thanks, Christine!
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Christine took great care of our pup and was a pleasure to work with! She is clearly a dog lover at heart, and our pup bonded with her very quickly. I recommend her highly.
My dog Sadie stayed with Christine for a week and had a great visit. Christine is a well experienced dog sitter and I hope to use her again in the future.
Christine watched my dog for a 5 days. She did a wonderful job and I will certainly use her again. My dog was well cared for and I had no worries at all. Christine was incredibly accommodating with my schedule, even with a very late flight delay on my return.
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Christine was once again wonderful with my rescue dog. She's very patient and understanding of his quirks. It gives me so much peace of mind to know he's hanging out with her while I'm out of town.
Christine did a fantastic job taking care of Charly - Charly came home a happy dog! It's very clear that Christine has a lot of experience caring for dogs and it's something she enjoys doing...I would definitely leave Charly in her care again!
Christine is great! We just picked our boys up this morning from their first ever Dog-Vacay. We have never left them with a stranger before so we were a little apprehensive but after our experience with Christine, we will definitely be booking her again!

Christine was excellent from the beginning. She was super organized during our meet and greet and made me and the boys feel very comfortable. While we were away on our trip, she sent pics and updates and responded very quickly whenever I checked in with her. We came back to very calm and happy doggies, which makes me very calm and happy pet mom! :)
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Christine is an incredible dog host. She took a lot of time to get to know my dog and his peculiarities and made sure that I felt completely comfortable leaving him there. He had a blast! I'm so grateful that I have a good place to leave him when I go out of town.
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Christine took excellent care of our dog, who is elderly and can sometimes need special care. She texted us to let us know how she was doing a few times throughout our trip, which gave us peace of mind while we were away. I would not hesitate to use her services again!
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Christine is very detailed oriented and caring. She took meticulous notes during our "meet and greet". I was impressed with her dog handling skills and knowledge obviously acquired through many years of dealing with K9s. When I picked my dog up from her stay with Christine (2 weeks) she was relaxed, well-adjusted and no weight loss or gain. All good signs that my dog enjoyed her stay with Christine. I will not hesitate to contact Christine again when I have to leave town.
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We took our 9-year-old Pitt Bull Jax to stay with Christine for the first time last week. Before his first stay, we arranged a meet and greet and immediately felt like Christine was “the one”! She has such a caring and loving spirit, we knew our boy would be in great hands. Christine had a checklist of items to cover to make sure she really got to know our dog and to make sure that she could provide the right environment for him while we were gone. While we were away, Christine sent text messages and pictures to check in. I felt completely assured that Jax was being well cared for. When we picked him up, we found happy boy with a wagging tail! Jax will be definitely be staying Christine in the future, she’s great!
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Christine was wonderful! She was very patient with my scaredy-dog, Zev, a rescued hound with some baggage. She was great about meeting beforehand and asked lots of good questions about him. She took great care of him over the holidays, and catered to his unique needs like he was her own. Huge thanks for making his stay as stress-free as possible, and for allowing me to leave town without worrying about him!
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Christine was an ideal host for our boxer puppy, Leo. We were first-time users of dogvacay.com and were a little nervous about the process. Christine alleviated any concerns we might have had. She was responsive, professional, and friendly. We set up drop-off and pick-up times and she asked us to complete a quick questionnaire to ensure she knew everything she needed to know about caring for our pet. Leo had a great time with her and enjoyed daily walks and outside playtime. We HIGHLY recommend Christine and are appreciative of her for making our first experience with this program a very positive one.
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Christine did an outstanding job of boarding Daisy. Professional in every respect, and most friendly and pleasant to deal with. Highly recommended.
Christine was phenomenal with our dog, Louie. She was very attentive to his needs and asked several questions about how best to take care of him. She walked him several times a day and genuinely enjoyed having him. We will definitely be using her in the future!
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