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Christy A.

32 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Christy's Resident Pets

Chester
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Male
6 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Christy's Townhome

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Small Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Christy

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Don't worry about your fur baby (or babies) while you're away! When your pup stays with us you can rest assured he or she is in good hands, well cared for and having as much fun as you are (probably more)!

My husband and I have no kids in the house, so the dogs get all the love and attention they can stand. We have a cat who spends most of his time upstairs ignoring our Welsh Corgi, Chester. We love to give Chester some play time with other dogs! He is very friendly and loves to socialize (and then nap!).

We live in a townhouse with a fenced yard and pet doors on 2 levels for easy in and out access.

While your dog is with us he or she will get a minimum of 3-4 walks a day. My husband works mostly from home and when he IS at work, his office is just 4 blocks away, so the dogs are never alone for long. We are very active and love going for walks or runs! (Chester's little legs means he's not much of a distance runner, but we are.) We're near Claude Moore Park and Algonkian and love getting on the trails, too.

You can also expect:
- Regular feeding (scheduled as requested)
- Lots of play time
- Medication (if needed)
- Photo updates throughout their stay (for your peace of mind, not theirs :)
- Lots of snuggles, petting, and love

Flexible Drop-off and Pick-up times: We are very flexible... just ask!

*Holiday weekends (Fri-Sun nights) are $43/night.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained

Christy A.

32 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 2016

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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christy's Home
$38 /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
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Christy's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
32 Reviews
Christy and Luke took great care of our senior citizen. We couldn't be happier. We got a lot of updates while we were gone too.
Christy, Luke and Chester are the perfect hosts! From the time we dropped Casey off till the time we picked her up, we knew - without a doubt - that she was happy and VERY well cared-for. It's easy to tell that Christy & Luke take great pride in having a warm, safe, loving environment for all the dogs they care for - and Casey loves to come back to visit. The special touch is the frequent texts (with pictures) showing the dogs on walks, relaxing around the house, and having fun on their 'DogVacay'! Highly recommended!
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We are so very thankful that we found Christy, Luke and Chester to take care of our sweet Casey. She's stayed with them twice in the past 2 months and each time they sent multiple texts every day with pictures of her going on walks which she loves, of cuddling her, watching TV together, and playing with the other dogs. Casey interviewed several families and she chose Christy's family as the one to stay with when we're not home. Casey is our baby and it's taken us a while to trust others to care for her. Christy and Luke have given us the gift of knowing that Casey's care will be consistent with how we care for her and that she'll be safe and loved while staying with them. Thank you Christy, Luke, and Chester! We appreciate you so very much!! With much appreciation, Cynthia and John
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Christy and Lucas took excellent care of Petey for almost two weeks while I traveled outside the US. I was worried leaving him with a new sitter for such a long trip, but they were great. Christy sent lots of updates and pictures of Petey hanging out with their dog Chester, and Petey fit right in with them. I will definitely book with Christy, Luke and Chester again!
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Thank you for getting to know my boy! It was nice to know he went on multiple walks on a beautiful day! P.S. I'll replace the toys he destroyed :)
Christy and Luke are the best! They took excellent care of my dog Nittany. I received frequent updates with pictures, and I could see how happy she was and that she was being well cared for. They are true dog lovers who will care for and love your dog like their own.

Diane B.
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Jackson had an awesome time with Christy. They were flexible for drop off and pick up. We got several updates with pics and knew Jackson was well taken care of.
My wife and I were going out of town for 3 weeks and we wanted to make sure our two dogs were safe and having as much fun as we were while we were gone. We were very lucky to have found Christy and Luke who were amazing hosts for our 2 dogs. We contacted them and had a meet up at their house were we met their adorable dog Chester. After the dogs met and we spoke with Christy I immediately felt that this would be a great place and that our dogs would be in good hands. While we were away Christy provided daily emails and pictures filled with information on the dogs and their activities. Having this contact really put our minds at ease and allowed us to enjoy our trip. Thanks again for taking such good care of our pups! Next time we need to leave town we will be sure to have them host again!
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Christy, Luke and Chester were pawsome. They are responsive, flexible and reliable. Leo and Chester become bestie in an instant. I feel comfortable and safe to have Leo stay with them, knowing that he will get tons of tlc, walks and play time. O and Christy sent pictures too!
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My dogs Yogi and Peyton stayed with Christy and Luke just for a day, but they were so comfortable with them from the beginning . Both Christy and Luke updated us with several pics that we didn't even feel that the dogs were away :) from us.
Now, i'm going to have to go on more vacations so the dogs can go to Christy's for their woofcation ;)
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Christy and Luke were great! Christy is so responsive and they were very flexible! And, they sent us pictures and comments every day with an update on Milo and his stay! We highly recommend them!!!
Christy Luke and Chester were awesome! Ryder had a great time, got tons of love and walks. And momma got a lot of pictures and updates every day. His first extended "sleepover" away from home was a resounding success! Thanks so much for enabling us to get away with much less stress! Highly recommend them!!!
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Christy and Luke have watched my older border collie on a handful of occasions now. My dog is a rescue and is also deaf so he is pretty jumpy and takes a long time to settle in with new people, they both do an excellent job with him and he is eating and having fun right away. The frequent updates are fantastic and I never worry about him when I'm traveling, I trust that he is good hands, which is great.
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Jasper enjoyed staying with Chester. We received lots of photos and updates every day and he got lots of walks and runs.
So, this is definitely long overdue, but better late than never!

I have a gigantic big baby of a great dane named Chief. He loves attention, playtime, eating everything, and turning anything into a bed. I was going on vacation with my husband to SC and I was dreading leaving him by himself but luckily, we found Christy and Chester.

Upon meeting them, I was immediately at ease knowing Chief would be taken care of. Christy took tons of pictures, fed him his food, exercised him, and made sure he was 100% comfortable and it made me so at ease while I was away that he was in caring hands. Plus, he and Chester got along great!

She's an amazing sitter, gave full updates, and made the experience so easy and pleasant.
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It's like leaving your dog with a friend!
Christy is great on so many levels... 1. She is flexible with our crazy schedules. 2. She took on 3 guests in one weekend and it all went well. 3. She sends daily updates and let's us know how Lola is doing. Forget kennels and boarding your pet, this is the way to go!! Our dog comes home happy and "normal", there is no sad behavior, it's really like she had a vacation too!!!
Thanks Christy & Chester!!
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Everyone had a great time. It was more than we could have hoped for. We got lots of updates and pictures. The dogs had such a good time, I think they wanted to move in!
Christy and her husband were very welcoming a took great care of our dog. Mika seemed to enjoy it quite a bit!
Our experience with Christy and her husband Luke could not have been a more pleasant, and professional one. We had Jake, our Wheaton Terrier with them for over a week as we traveled. Christy's updates came frequently, with photos and details of our pup which really put our mind at ease and allowed us to enjoy our vacation. Even when we had issues overseas with texts and emails Christy was able to switch our contact preferences on the fly and never missed an update! I recommend Christy wholeheartedly and would look to her first to care of Jake in the future.
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Sugar enjoyed her stay with Chester! Christy was so nice and very accommodating. Chester is a nice dog and we are grateful that Sugar had a calm and safe place to stay.
Christy, Luke and Chester are amazing! My dog, Vin, is a 5lb Maltese and is very nervous in new environments. If I take him to a normal boarding facility, he wont eat and makes himself sick. He was playing and eating within a few hours of his first stay with Christy! He has become great pals with Chester. Christy sends me pics and updates daily of their walks, etc. Vin is about to go on his 3rd trip to Christy's and it is such a relief to know Vin is in good hands and will be a happy, healthy pup when I pick him up.
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Christy has watched Bear twice and we will definitely send him there again! She is a wonderful host who gives him tons of love, affection, and exercise! I trust that Bear is happy and safe when Christy is watching him. She is great about sending plenty of photo updates. Her corgi, Chester, is a great companion for Bear too!

Highly recommended!
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Christy and Chester are awesome.... Luke too.
Lola is a rescue who gets anxious when she sees luggage or gets in a car, so we needed to find the right fit to make her comfortable. She did great with and enjoyed her time away. We got lots of pictures and updates. Since she has been home things are right back to normal, just like staying with friends. I would highly recommend Christy!
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Christy and Luke were nothing short of awesome!!! They were incredibly easy to book, schedule drop off and pick up times, and we're super flexible! It's obvious they're animal lovers! They sent me tons of photos and updates! Our dogs definitely felt at home by the looks of the pictures they sent :) Their dog, Chester, is adorable and very friendly! Him and our goldendoodle got along famously! I highly recommend Christy and Luke! You will not be disappointed!
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This was my first Dog Vacay experience and Christy was incredibly patient and helpful as I worked through the process. She and Chester took excellent care of Luna. I really appreciated the picture updates she sent showing how Luna was doing during her stay. Overall a wonderful experience!
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I'm very happy and really appreciate the good care my dog Blazer got from Christy and Luke. They sent me the pictures and updates every day. They walked Blazer several times a day, more than what I do; he ate well and slept well. I can tell that Blazer was so comfortable being with them and Chester. Many thanks.
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Excellent Host. Took good care of my pup.
Cookie just loved staying with Chester. Christy was fantastic and attentive to our dog, and sent us photos and updates every day. We definitely recommend them as great dog-sitters.
Christy, Luke, and Chester were great! They were really thorough with getting to know our two wildly different breeds. They very sympathetic to the needs of our older dascshund. Chester is a riot and kept our younger, higher energy dog very well entertained. We got tons of updates via email because we were out of the country. Super flexible pick up/drop off times.
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I am very happy with the care Oliver got at Christy's. He had plenty of walks and plenty of playtime - two of his favorite things. Also, since this was his first time there, Christy sent me plenty of pictures and texts to keet me up to date on how he was doing.
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They were awesome. I was so nervous about leaving my 8 month old puppy as this was her first experience away from home. They sent me daily updates and pictures which I looked forward to receiving. Bella loved them from the first meet and greet. When I picked Bella up she was the same outgoing loving puppy I left 10 days earlier. I can't say that about all my boarding experiences.

I would highly recommend this family to care for your dog.
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Christy was an awesome host. Isis is usually very anxious around new people (especially guys) and can sometimes take months to warm up to them. However, she warmed up to Christy & her husband Luke almost immediately (which is almost unheard of), and found a new friend in their dog Chester. They were both extremely nice, flexible, and helped me out of bind when I had a last minute trip come up. Christy even took pics and gave me updates on how Isis was doing during her stay. I'll definitely be making reservations with them in the future!
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