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Wendy S.

115 Reviews
46 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Wendy's Resident Pets

Lucy
Great Pyrenees
Female
7 yr 9 mo old
Warren
Mixed Breed
Male
8 yr 0 mo old
Jojo - the cat
Mixed
Male
14 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Wendy's House

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

About Wendy

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a fantastic job that allows me to work from home, which gives me the ability to care for your pet while you are away without leaving them alone all day! Knowing someone will be with them during the day should be a great relief!

I have been a volunteer and foster for many rescues and have helped re-home more than 40 dogs in the past 7 years. I am very familiar with pet behavior and always introduce the dogs one at a time for easier socialization. I am also very cautious with any newcomer and their safety is a priority.

My almost 18 year old daughter has been a Jr. volunteer at the SPCA and has put in 100s of community service hours volunteering at rescue events, fund raisers and taking care of our foster dogs. When she is home from college, she helps with dog walks and home visits. We are crazy about our pets and love to meet new dogs.

We have two residential dogs who are both rescues and very comfortable with the visiting canines due to the many fosters who have been in and out of our care. Lucy, our Great Pyrenees is also a Therapy Dog who visits local hospitals and trauma units weekly. We have a cat named Jojo, who stays away from the new comers when needed. At times, there will be a foster dog from one of the rescue groups.

Our guests enjoy a GIANT fenced in back yard, private crates (when needed), plush dog beds and dog dishes (if needed) at no additional cost! We also have a separate fenced in area for those furry friends who need their space.

We can't wait to meet your furry friends!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Wendy S.

115 Reviews
46 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 2, 2016

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Wendy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
115 Reviews
Wendy is great! My pup was able to be herself and relax while staying with Wendy and made many new friends. Highly recommend.
David and Amy continue to be such great hosts to our dog. I never worry for a second she isn't getting the best TLC while I'm away!
This is the first time our Westie has been boarded anywhere. Wendy and her daughter were very patient and kind to her even though Sealy forgot all of her potty training skills. She texted updates and pictures to us throughout the weekend. We will use her again.
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I always know Scarlett's in safe and loving care with Wendy and that Scarlett is getting play time in with other fantastic dogs!
I always know Scarlett's in safe and loving care with Wendy and that Scarlett is getting play time in with other fantastic dogs!
Wendy is a dog lover head to toe. She will look after your pet like her own.
Wendy was wonderful from start to finish. When we arrived at 9am, she lead us through a meet and greet in her home and in her yard with her pups and he two other dogs she was sitting. Everything went surprisingly smooth and we left for the weekend with a great feeling about our choice!
Nike, our Aussie, loved her time there and Wendy even sent us update pictures of our little girl having fun.
She has an older Whippet and a Great Pyraneese but they are both loving and gentle with our 5mo old pup and when we showed up on Sunday for our pick-up, we found out they'd spent a lot of time running together and playing (sometimes without constant supervision) and that she behaved wonderfully.

Wendy is a treasure and I highly recommend her to anyone with reservations about leaving their fur baby for a weekend. She is fabulous.
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Wendy is awesome! We are new to the area and were looking for a situation like this where our precious little Sandy would feel like she was at home. We did a meet and greet with Wendy where it was evident that she really knows her dog behavior. She introduced the dogs in the house to Sandy one by one and then finally observed them all together. Sandy slept in bed with Wendy like the pampered little girl she is used to being. Wendy sent us an update and adorable pictures of Sandy during her stay. We are VERY choosy and careful about who our baby stays with and we were thrilled with our experience with Wendy, we highly recommend her.
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Kilee enjoyed her stay and especially sleeping in with Wendy.
Wendy was very accommodating and gave my boy lots of cuddle time!
Wendy was wonderful! She did a wonderful job socializing the dog to ensure our pup was a good fit. Our dog had a blast and we look forward to working with her again.
Wendy and her resident dogs are great! Just moving to the area from San Diego, where I had the same dogvacay sitter for 2 years, I was a little worried to leave Scarlett for 1 week. However, meeting Wendy, I had no worries at all. She is very dog and dog behavior savvy, which is so helpful when introducing dogs to each other. She also has a great and secure backyard, which is a requirement for my greyhound. She updated me often during the stay and I was able to drop off and pick up at the times I needed to.we will definitely be coming back to Wendy in the future!
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Very happy with our first Dog Vacay visit. I thought the website is a little confusing but Wendy gave our 15 year old hound top-notch treatment.
Wendy is so great! I immediately felt comfortable leaving my fur baby with her. She has a large yard and I know my girl has a great time when she's there. I highly recommend this host!!
Wendy was great! She made sure all of the dogs got along to make sure there would not be any problems. She was accommodating to our schedule and she sent updates via text and the dog vacay app, along with pics.
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Wendy is amazing! She is very knowledgeable and patient. She explained her methods and answered all of our questions. I hope she would take Benny & Bela back if we need her again. She really put us at ease and we didn't worry about our pets because we knew they were in good hands.
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Great Host! Wendy knows dogs and sent us pictures of Madison along the way! Highly recommended!!!
This was not the first time furbabies stayed with Wendy and it definately won't be the last. I know that Wendy cares for him the way I would care for him. I can be away from him and be at ease knowing he is genuinely cared for and in good hands.
Wendy was wonderful in taking of my dog Sadie for 6 nights. She made sure Sadie was comfortable with the other dogs and her yard before I left and sent me photos of Sadie while I was out west. I would not hesitate to use Wendy again to watch my dog, I had peace of mind knowing Sadie was in good hands.
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My dog Saber loved his stay! Wendy was fantastic! She is very knowledgeable about dogs and their behavior and made me feel at ease when I dropped Saber off. She communicated throughout Saber's stay and even sent pictures with updates! Saber came home happy and healthy! I will definitely be using Wendy in the future!
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awesome!
awesome!
Wendy was wondeful, our lab Jack is young and full of energy. This was his first vacation away from us and we were hoping everything was going to go well, and she exceeded our expectations. Wendy even sent us pictures of our boy having a grand time. I highly recommend Wendy to anyone for their pet sitting needs.
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As usual Libby was well taken care of and returned home a happy dog!
Wendy was awesome!! We were very nervous to leave our dog with someone else for the first time... But she made us feel very comfortable. She was very professional and knowledgeable making it easy for us to know Chubs would be in great hands!!
Our very old whippet Nellie, is set in her ways and likes a routine, and when she goes to Wendy's house, it is her second home. We love Wendy and most importantly, Nellie loves Wendy and her family. We are so grateful to find her. Nellie is older and sometimes feels like going potty outside, and sometimes just goes inside and Wendy takes it all in stride. We are blessed to have found her.
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Wendy has become a member of our family, and we are so relieved that Nellie has a second family! She loves Wendy's daughter!
I have 2 little dogs and I have been taking them to a doggies hotel for years. But they need a lot of attention so I decided to find a sitter. I found Wendy and OMG she was awesome!!! She sent me pictures all the time and I talked to her on the phone a few times. She ended up watching them a few extra days then planned, as we got snowed in and she was very nice about it. I am very picky when it comes to my fur babies and I would highly recommend Wendy!!!
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We love Wendy! Nellie loves Wendy!
Fabulous!
We love Wendy!
Wonderful!
We love Wendy!
As always our Great Dane myla has the best time over at Wendy's place! We have been using Wendy for over a year now an she has just been great with our two year old dog. Myla is always so happy when we say "Hey you wanna go see Wendy" it makes my husband an I so happy to know our dog is going to a great place when him and I are going out of town! :) !
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Jack looks forward to staying with you while we are gone, and better yet, we feel comfortable with him with you. Thank you for taking great care of Jack! Ellis
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Very satisfied as always.
I've said before that I would drive hours to have Wendy watch Madigan. Now I really do live over six hours away and again, Wendy took care of Madigan for over three weeks in what needed to be a really flexible schedule. Wendy's love of humans and dogs eased my mind during this time as I knew Madigan was happy and loved...and sleeping on the best pillows. Wendy, Lucy, Warren and all her borders make Madigan -- and me -- happy.
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Love Love Love Wendy! Very friendly to the pups and humans alike. Knowledgeable with dog behavior and only allows sociabe dogs into her care. Does meet and greets prior, so she knows alls well. Large, secure, fenced yard. feeds seperately. Doesn't crate unless it's per your request. Henry got to sleep with her on her king bed, with a new female dog buddy he made there. He got to look outside the front door and see the goings on in the quiet neighborhood, too. He enjoyed his stay and I was at ease leaving him with Wendy. Thank you!
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As always, Wendy is so great with my Bullmastiff, Minnie. She look plenty of pictures of her when I was out of town. She even let Minnie sleep on her bed one night. I trust her with my dogs and highly recommend her!
Wendy was an excellent host for Sheamus. Communication was easy and there were no issues with setting up a meet & greet prior to his stay. Wendy has a lot of knowledge in regards to dealing and handling multiple dogs at once. I really trusted her in taking care of Sheamus knowing that there were other furry friends staying with them as well.
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I was nervous about dropping our big dogs with someone we didn't know. Wendy has experience with all size dogs and she owns a large breed which is why I decided to use her. You can tell she enjoys dogs and takes good care of them. Will use her again if needed.
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Wendy is a dog lover - you can tell when you walk into the door of her lovely, clean, dog friendly home. Our Rat Terrier, Bones, enjoyed his stay in her home and wonderful large fenced in yard. After meeting Wendy, Bones was never a concern to us during the weekend we spent in Virginia from Florida. DogVacay had notified us at the last moment before our trip that our usual host had to go to the hospital and couldn't care for Bones as planned. They reached out to Wendy, at my request, and she graciously accepted our reservation at the last minute. Just wish we lived closer so that we could use Wendy and her daughter and pets more often when we have to travel. It worked out very well taking Bones with us on the trip and only having to leave him a long weekend instead of a full week. Highly recommend this host to any one with any size dog!
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Absolutely thrilled Libby has such a great place to go play when we go out of town. Wendy keeps me posted with pictures which is very assuring.
Oliver had an outstanding experience with Wendy and her family. He was a little shy at first but Wendy quickly won him over and introduced him to the other dogs she was keeping. She was very caring and made sure the larger dogs did not intimidate him too much. We picked him up in the evening and returned the next morning for the second day, and Oliver could not wait to get in the house and see Wendy and all his other buddies. Overall, this was an excellent adventure for Oliver and a satisfying experience for us. Based upon this experrience, we would certainly recommend DogVacay to others and use it again ourselves when necessary.
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Wendy is great!!! She knew my wife and I were nervous about leaving Molly and in her gentle manner assured us all would be well. All was well, Molly had a really good day! Not only did she take great care of our treasured Miss Molly, when a scheduling conflict came up, she offered to bring Molly back to us at our office! Molly was delivered as agreed with a smile and full report of the days activities. Thank you, Wendy. We really appreciate it! Definitely will be contacting you again very soon.
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Words cannot express how indebted I am to Wendy. This was the first time in 6 years I had ever been away from my fur baby. Wendy's wonderful care allowed me to relax and enjoy myself knowing he was in great hands. She truly cared for him as her own and went above and beyond in dealing with his allergies. Thank you solo much Wendy! Colby had a great time :)
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Thanks so much Wendy! She is out cold! Will certainly make a future reservation. Thanks again, Shannon
AWESOME.. AWESOME..AWESOME!!!!!! This was the first time I have ever boarded Hershey. I was very concerned about having to. I went online and found quite a few boarding places. I called a few and went on websites. None of them felt right. Then I looked at Wendy's site and knew right away Hershey would stay with her. Now I prayed she was available. And she was!!! Her site is very informative and it is true to it's word. Wendy is GREAT with animals and LOVES them dearly as if they are her own. Hershey had the BEST time ever and even became best buds with Stella. It was so awesome to receive the photos and short video we received. It really confined I did not have to worry. Wendy is so AWESOME. I feel I made a new friend. My advice to anyone looking for a great place to board your pet in VA Beach is to book wit Wendy now with no hesitation or worry. You won't be diisappointed. Thank you Soooo Much Wendy.
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Wendy was just fantastic! She's got a system for welcoming new dogs that worked beautifully for both our pups (& us). We have 2 dogs that we didn't think were good at socializing with other dogs, but Wendy put them at ease immediately with a warm, welcoming & structured environment. We dropped them off & couldn't believe how positive we all felt leaving them in her care. They did great during the week they spent at Wendy's, we got photos & updates, & everything went perfectly. We can't thank Wendy enough & will certainly bring them back to her again. To give you an impression of how much we appreciate Wendy, we will have Virginia Beach on the top of our vacay spots just because we know the whole family will have a great time & be well cared for! Thank you, again, Wendy!
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Jack thanks you for a good time with friends. We do too...ha!!
Our family was so fortunate to have Wendy take care of our Scarlett girl in our absence. Scarlett is a young, high energy dog and Wendy's doggy wisdom, experience and calm demeanor left us feeling as we left Scarlett in the best place possible. Scarlett had been boarded in kennel settings and each time was anxious and disconnected when we came to pick her up. When I came to pick up Scarlett from Wendy's she exhibited none of the behaviors but acted as if she had been on one of the biggest and best play dates ever! Not only was I pleased with Scarlett's happy demeanor at pick up, her behavior at home has been completely improved. I can only assume she picked up some good training from Wendy and her assistants Lucy and Warren (Wendy's lovely pups). I highly recommend Wendy's care and home for any fur baby. She also sent me pictures and updates of our girl while we were gone.
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pawsome!
Wendy is Nellie's second Mom! She loves Wendy and so do we!
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Wonderful!
Excellent service as usual from Wendy! Her sister, Tamara, took care of my dogs when Wendy was out of town and even took one of my dogs to the vet office. She is great too! I always have a peace of mind when I leave my dogs with Wendy.
Wonderful again!
Wendy was very patient with my dogs that are not used to be away from me. I am very grateful for the care provided she went above and beyond.
If Fenway could talk he'd tell us what a great time he had at Wendy's house!!! We didn't worry about him for a second :) We got lots of pictures of him playing and having a blast :) AMAZING !!!!!!!!!
When Nellie goes to Wendy's house, she is at her second home. She is as comfortable with Wendy as she is with us and that is a huge relief when we are away.
Wendy was extremely pleasant to work with. I could tell that my pup was completely content to be at her house. She was well taken care of and had other little happy pups to play with while she was there! I felt completely confident that my dog was being well taken care of throughout my vacation. Wendy even sent me pictures a few times to show me my happy pup! I highly recommend her services!
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Another great Vacay at Wendy's. As always, Wendy was adamant with her usual Meet n' Greet procedure with oncoming guest dogs for everyone's safety (and my Muus was no exception), during which she remains assertive and was in total control of the situation. As a fellow DogVacay host myself, I've learned a lot from her based on all the honest experiences she has shared. Wendy is definitely the one host in the Central Virginia and Tidewater area that all DogVacay hosts should learn from and strive to emulate! I've already started referring my existing DogVacay guests to Wendy's if they ever go to Virginia Beach!
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We have an 11 week old puppy that takes a LOT of time, energy, and work. We were so nervous about leaving her with someone for the weekend, but found Wendy just in time! We loved getting the pictures and videos of Juniper during her vacation. Wendy and her daughter were very understanding of "puppy needs" (chewing, potty training, socialization) and really made certain to attend to them. Since getting home, Juniper has slept like a rock-- she had a blast!
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Thanks Wendy for providing Jack a nice vacation too while we were away. We'll call you for future stays. He was exhausted from all the play with friends. Take care and thanks again Forbes Family
It's been a year since Muus stayed at Wendy's (it was my first time boarding Muus through, and also Wendy's first time as a DogVacay host). I'm glad to see that the quality of care she gives for my Muus and other guest dogs remains unchanged since last time. Wendy was just as welcoming as ever, despite our late night arrival. I'm also glad to see she continues her prudent meet n' greet procedure for the dogs whenever a new guest dog arrives. But perhaps what made her stand out most among nearly all the DogVacay hosts is the fact that she responds to customer's inquiries and reservation requests promptly. Also making her stand out is the fact that she keeps her calendar UPDATED to accurately reflect her availability. This shows that she takes the responsibility very seriously. She also has a keen eye on whatever that's out of the ordinary with the dog (i.e. she noticed slight trace of blood in my Muus's stool before I left and brought it to my attention immediately). Despite the excellent care she provides, she's very humble about it. As a customer of many DogVacay hosts over the past year, Wendy was definitely the BEST we've experienced. I was not worried about Muus's well-being at all while he was in her care! I think she deserves special recognition from DogVacay for her dedication!
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This was the first time we have boarded our 6 yr. old Tervuren, Sophie. (I know, I know). She was a fussy baby, with a queasy stomach, and Wendy and her house bore the brunt of that combo. I think, now, that Sophie thought she was rehomed! Wendy was kind and gentle; she calmed and accommodated our dog, even getting up in the night with her. She kept us informed of the situation and the eventual progress Sophie made adapting during her 5 day stay. We really appreciated the pics she sent of our happy girl. We knew Sophie was loved and well cared for with Wendy, but I naively thought Sophie would immediately enjoy the adventure of new surroundings and being part of a little pack. We are grateful for Wendy with her canine expertise and her generous heart! Thank you, Wendy!
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Love Wendy!
Love Wendy!
Wendy's place is Nellies second home!
Pearl had an awesome time @ Wendy's! She enjoyed playing with the other dogs & was so happy when we picked her up. Wendy is clearly passionate about animal rescue & is very knowledgeable about all aspects of dog care. We will definitely be use her services again.
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Nellie loves it there and Wendy is so kind and loving to Nellie and the other dogs!
Our experience with Wendy was great! We were very relieved to find a wonderful sitter like her. Our concerns about leaving our dog Apollo with a pet sitter were immediately put to rest when we met Wendy and realized she is a caring and knowledgeable dog lover. Wendy provided us with photos and daily reports regarding our pup. Wendy also has two dogs as companions which our pup could play with during his stay. We are certain that Apollo received the best treatment being in Wendy's care and highly recommend her to anyone who is hesitant to place their dog with a pet sitter.
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Recommend without hesitation. Wendy is fabulous!
Leaving Nellie at Wendy's is like leaving her at her second home. She loves it and we have peace of mind.
We love Wendy!
I have two Bullmastiffs who are my dear babies and I went to four different kennels and I realized that I did not want to send my dogs there. It was a God send that I found dogvacay.com and met Wendy! She is very nice and my dogs had a great time at her house. She is extremely attentive and cares so much for dogs. I also loved how she kept me posted with pictures, messages and texts of them. I definitely recommend Wendy. I give her an A+, thumbs up and high five!!!
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Wendy has become Nellie's second mom, and we are so grateful. We have absolutely no worries when we leave her there.
Wendy is awesome. She managed to take Halo for me at the last minute. She is always so good at introducing dogs so that they are comfortable with each other. I know that Halo is in good hands. Thanks Wendy
Nellie loves Wendy and so do we!
Nellie loves Wendy and so do we!
She kept our little whippet warm and comfy! We love Wendy!
Wonderful!
We love Wendy!
Wendy was very responsive with a short notice stay request. Wendy worked with me to find a good drop off and pick up time that worked for us both. She was very welcoming. Wendy is very adept at working with dogs and gauging their social skills in a new environment. She came up with the perfect way to introduce Halo to the new location. Her home and yard are a perfect combination for visiting dogs. She works to make sure each pet has a great experience. Thanks so much, Susan and Halo
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We are delighted to have Nellie in Wendy's hands. It is like having her home with us. She is loved and cared for, and when we go to get her we get "oh, you….yes, I remember you. I am fine here, thank you."

It is such a relief to know she is happy when we are gone!
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Maggie and Buddy spent a long weekend with Wendy and absolutely loved it. We were a bit nervous leaving Maggie, as she tends to be a nervous pup, but she settled right in. The pictures we received during their stay were great-we could tell the pups were happy and having a good time. It was great to not worry about them! We would definitely use Wendy again!
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All our concerns about leaving Jake with a pet sitter were quickly allayed when we met Wendy and realized she is a caring and knowledgeable animal lover. Her daily reports and photos of Jake's activities were reassuring and it was obvious that he was enjoying his visit with Wendy and her daughter, and his new canine companions: Lucy and Warren. I believe Jake received the best of care and I highly recommend Wendy for your pet sitting needs.
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We are so relieved to have found Wendy! She loves our dog like she does her own, and her years of experience with foster dogs gives her a wealth of knowledge about handling dogs that are in unfamiliar surroundings. We are absolutely comfortable leaving our most beloved little dog in her care. Thanks!
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I would drive over an hour to board my dog with Wendy, even if there was another place next door! She is amazing! Even on the meet and greet I felt bad taking Madigan out of her loving, dog friendly home. Madigan was clearly welcomed and comfortable then. When Madigan actually got stay with Wendy when I had to go out of town suddenly, I was so excited for Madigan because I knew she was going to have a great adventure and feel right at home. And she definitely did! While I missed her dearly, Wendy sent me pictures and videos of Madigan's great adventure. So much fun and comforting. And my dog didn't know who to give more loving to when I picked her up...me or Wendy! I felt bad taking her home and away from that wonderful environment. And she snored all night. Testament to the fun she had. Make the drive to leave your dog with Wendy. 10 minutes or whatever it takes.
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Wendy is amazing! She clearly loves dogs and knows their needs, and she really creates a safe environment for them. She even acommodated us picking our dog up for an afternoon so we could spend time on the beach with him. Highly recommend.
Absolutely a dog person! After meeting Wendy and her resident dogs, I felt completely as ease leaving our spoiled baby with her for 2 weeks. When I picked Libby up I could tell she had a great time...she was her normal crazy self. Wendy kept me informed with pictures and notes while I was on my trip so I did not have any worries about Libby's care. I plan to use her again and know that Libby will be thrilled to play with Warren again!
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I highly recommend Wendy! My dogs loved staying with her. I received updates and pictures during their stay which I loved. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and took her time introducing them to her pack. I will without a doubt use her in the future!
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I really like wendy a lot and my dog was very comfortable with her. I loved the fact that she has crates and beds for the animals. An also I love that she has a nice large back yard. I'm happy to have found someone like her for my dog! I will be making more reservations with her for every time I head out of town :)
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Great dog sitter and foster pet owner. She is very knowledgable and took good care of our dog.
I was very satisfied with Wendy. I felt very comfortable leaving my dog with her and will definitely use her again when I go out of town.
Wendy had larger dogs which at first made me nervous, but her dogs are very well behaved. One of which even let my 4.5 pound puppy walk all over him LITERALLY! The dogs have a nice area about to run around in and her home is completely dog proof. And Wendy made she Dallas slept in the room with her, putting him completely at ease. It was a great home away from home for him.
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We just got home from picking our dog up after his first stay at Wendy's. He was running around in her house all happily when we go there as if he had been living there forever. Wendy told us about everything he did during his stayand how he was getting along with everybody. She is very knowledgeable and introduced the dogs very carefully to each other during the meet'n'greet beforehand. While he was there, she kept us posted via text messages and emails including pictures, which we liked a lot (even though he was only staying there for one night). Crating Angus is not an option for us, so Wendy went out of her way to put up gates, so he could still have his own secluded area in the kitchen. He also got to sleep in the bedroom with her and the other dogs! Angus had a great time there and I bet he is mad at us now for taking him home without his new friends :)
We have already booked his next stay, which will be for almost two weeks and it makes me feel a lot better now to know that he will have a nice vacation himself! I am more than happy that we found this website and thus Wendy, since we would never put him in a kennel! I can definitely recommend her!
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We are very pleased with our Basset Hound Mr. Bob's experience at Wendy's. He had a great time and was cared for very well. It was fun for us to see the email pictures she sent during the weekend. We will definitely leave him with her again.
Wendy is so kind and a true dog lover. Barney was well taken care of
This was the first time we ever used DogVacay, so of course we were a bit apprehensive at first. However, Wendy put our mind at ease. She was very welcoming and knowledgeable about dogs. She made our Niko feel extremely comfortable in her home. Wendy didn't hesitate to accommodate Niko's needs. She also kept us up to date with Niko's daily activities, by sending us pictures of him. We will definitely use Wendy again in the future!
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Our dog had a great time at Wendy's. It was nice getting photos while we were gone. She had two helpers who were very good with him too. They even helped to correct some behavioral issues. I know that he got a lot of love and attention there. The house was very clean and dog friendly with a large backyard that had two separate fenced-in areas. It was nice knowing that our dog who needs to be with someone got lots of attention during the day instead of being boarded at a kennel. We would definitely use her services again.
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Very flexible and helpful with a first-time user of the site. I booked at the last minute and added a day at the end and Wendy was happy to help me and work with my schedule. She Also sent picture updates via text and email and worked to ensure my dog had a great experience! I really think my dog had a great weekend and will happily use Wendy again in the future!
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Wendy was very professional and courteous, as was her young personable daughter. She was also surprisingly knowledgeable about dog behaviors and insist that her dogs and fosters meet my Muus one-by-one as a precaution. Unlike the previous home-based dog-boarding service provider (who is not insured, not on DogVacay, and somewhat arrogant), she was very honest and willingly invited me to tour her home without being asked. The interior of the house is very clean, and she has gigantic crates set up in each room such as one in the living room, and one in the kitchen. The fenced in backyard is also nicely decked.

This was my first time as a DogVacay client, as well as Wendy's first time boarding using DogVacay... and I think we can both say that it's a positive experience for both parties. When I need boarding down in Virginia Beach again, I will surely book with her again.
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