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Charissa B.

22 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Charissa's Apartment

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Charissa

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I spent almost 10 years as a zookeeper working with anything from lions and tigers to meerkats and kangaroos. I have also had many furry friends of my own. I grew up on a farm, was in 4-H, and raised rabbits, dairy feeders, and steers. I now live in an apartment that has a grassy area for dogs to play in and enjoy. I am also very close to two bike trails and a dog park. I am currently a high school science teacher and work from 8-4 with plenty of time after to care for your pet family. I love animals and have a great respect for them. I also have an 8 year old boy who is with me half the time and loves animals just as much as I do. I currently have no pets of my own so I look forward to spending time with your furry loved ones! :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

Charissa B.

22 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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 Charissa's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$35 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Charissa's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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22 Reviews
Charissa was amazing! This was our first experience with DogVacay and she put all my nervousness to rest. Landry was so well taken care of and we received pictures and updates multiple times a day. They took him on walks, played all day, and even took him to family outings on Thanksgiving. We will definitely use her again and I highly reccomend her and her family!
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We used Charissa again, this time to watch our two new dogs and our friends' two dogs, at our friends' house. As before (see my prior review from last year) we were delighted. Thanks!!
I would highly recommend Chrissa to anyone that is need of a puppy sitter. She truly has a love for dogs. She was very helpful and caring. She sent message everyday to keep me in the know. This gave me a piece of mind while away.
Charissa is great! She loves dogs & cats and took very good care of our crew while we were out of town. She spent the nights at our home and she's very conscientious. She kept us updated so that we had no worries. Have already scheduled future dates and am very glad that she is available!
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Charissa has a natural bond with animals. She was a perfect fit for our dog. While we were away she kept us informed on how is was doing and included pictures. She is terrific and I highly recommend her!
Charissa did a great job keeping us informed and sending pictures of their activities. She stayed at our home and left the house looking as though we had never left. We were able to focus on what we needed to without worrying. Thanks so much, Charissa!
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Charissa was wonderful with our 2 dogs! We really appreciated the level of attention and affection she showed them while we were gone for 5 nights, as well as the frequent updates and pictures. It was great to have our dogs come home happy and healthy and we would definitely have them stay with her again in the future!
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Charissa was wonderful! She stayed in our home with our 15-year old Shih Tzu. Her communication before, during and after her stay were impressive. When she came by for a Meet-n-Greet she had an instant rapport with our dog. She listened carefully as I told her about his needs, likes, and dislikes, as well as some things about our home. She followed up with insightful questions that made it clear she cared about meeting his needs. She took great care of our home, and went out of her way to be a delightful guest. We highly recommend her to others seeking excellent care for their dogs.
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In the 10 years we've had our 2 dogs, we've never boarded them or had someone other than friends or family watch them. We recently moved to the Dallas area and had to leave for a 7 day trip. It was a very difficult decision to try having someone we didn't know watch our dogs in our home. We met with Charissa and we liked her and decided to take a chance. She was amazing. Communicating constantly with us while we were out of the country and came home to 2 very happy dogs and a very clean apt. She has made our lives a thousand times more easy because we can now travel when we need to without stress, knowing our 2 dogs are well taken care of.
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Great communication and handles cats well.
Charissa was perfect for our pet and housesitting needs! She stayed overnight because our dog is a snuggler and we wanted to make sure he had someone to snuggle with while we were gone. We also have two indoor cats (with medical dietary requirements), a betta fish, and two outdoor cats! She even watered my potted plants and added water to the pool when necessary. And above and beyond the call of duty, she washed and dried the bed and towel linens! We will definitely use her services again and again!

p.s. she sent pictures daily and provided much appreciated assurance that our beloved pets were doing great!
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This was our second time having Charissa watch our two dogs. It is a great feeling to know that our mutts would be taken care of by someone who is professional, communicates well, and is honest. Again, she went above and beyond of what we asked of her and will use her service again. Thanks to DogVacay for giving us a much better option than a kennel.
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Charissa was awesome! She was very flexible and accommodating. I would definitely use her again! It made my trip less stressful knowing I didn't have to worry about my dogs.
Charissa has watched my two spoiled rotten pups twice, and I will absolutely ask her to help again. She has such a calm and happy presence, and my dogs loved her at first sight. I felt comfortable leaving town knowing that Charissa was giving them plenty of attention and cuddles!
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Our girls loved Charissa. It's the first time we've come home to calm dogs after a vacation so they must've really had fun. She took great care of our pups and our home. She even washed all of our bedding for us which was so nice to come home to. We will definitely ask Charissa to stay with our girls again!!!!:)
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Both my dogs had a great time and were well taken care of. I would recommend Charissa to anyone looking for a sitter!
Another great visit with Charissa! Every picture I received involved the pups cuddling up next to her or sleeping on her lap. I even arrived home to a cleaner house than when I left, freshly washed sheets, and homemade Rice Krispie treats! We are beyond thankful and fortunate to have Charissa as our doggy sitter!
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We can't thank Charissa enough for watching our two dogs!! She was great with communication and even sent us pictures of our girls while we enjoyed our vacation. We hope to have Charissa watch them in the future.
Charissa was absolutely great. I was trying to find someone to watch my dog while we left for our destination wedding and honeymoon. We set up a trial run, just to make sure everyone was comfortable and it was wonderful. Charissa was kind and welcoming and Aggie came home and slept the rest of the weekend because she had so much fun with them. We will be using Charissa while we are out of the country and I am not worried about it at all.
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Charissa was the perfect pet sitter for our 3 beagles. She sent us daily pictures---of all 3 of them cuddling up to her, of course! And, our pups were comfortable, loved, and happy while we were gone thanks to her! As an extra bonus, we even came home to our sheets washed and cleaned! I would recommend Charissa to anyone looking for a pup (and house!) sitter.
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My dogs had a great time, they didn't want to leave ! They are well cared for, walked and played with. She even emailed us a pic of them on a walk ! This is our second time leaving our dogs with Charissa and we'll be back!!
Charissa is great. We have two dogs, both bulldogs - a Frenchie and a 100lb Olde English. The two are definitely quite the duo of farting, drooling, shedding disasters. Not only did Charissa welcome them into her home, but she sent pictures every day with an update to reassure us. Normally, I would text a sitter each day to make sure they were doing fine, but receiving Charissa's pictures and funny notes allowed me to relax and enjoy my travel. We've hired Charissa twice and we'll definitely do so again in the future.
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