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Linda G.
Surprise, AZ 85379
119 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Boxer, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Linda's Resident Pets

Sparky
Male
3 old
Sparky
Dachshund
Male
4 old

Linda's House

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Outdoor area

About Linda

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
There are 2 retired adult people and 1 spoiled canine in our home. We have a walled-in back yard with a grass patch for dogs to spend time in. Our dachshund, Sparky, loves walks around the park and sleeping in mom's bedroom at night. He is always glad to see visiting dogs. Since I am a lifelong animal lover there is always room for one more. If you want a caring, responsible home for your pet to stay while you are away this is the place for them to be!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
Linda G.
Surprise, AZ 85379
119 Reviews
44 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 27, 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
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Linda's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Linda's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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119 Reviews
Linda was great. I appreciate her patience with my babies.
Linda hosted Bree for a week. When we came to pick her (Bree) up, she would have been just as happy to stay as go home. That tells me she had a great vacation with Linda. Thanks Linda for taking good care of our Bree. Carol & Terry and Bree, Woof
Linda did an AWESOME job taking care of our precious baby Rufus! She responded quickly to our reservation request, was flexible in accommodating our availability for a meet and greet and sent pics and updates to us during our trip. It was our first time using dog vacay and using a dog sitter and it was such a positive experience. It was so good knowing Rufus was safe and comfortable while we were out of town. Thanks Linda!!
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This was our second experience with Linda and we knew it would be great as soon as we arrived and Cotton acted like he couldn't wait to get in the door! We appreciated the occasional photo updates so much as it reassured us that he was happy and socializing with the other dogs. We will definitely contact Linda when we need a sitter for Cotton in the future.
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Our little Chihuahua "Batman" had a great time! We had to find a last minute sitter and was a little nervous to leave him for the first time. Batman typically does not like new people and is very scared in new situations. Linda invited us over for a meet and greet and Batman seemed excited to be there. So we gave it a go and he did even better than we expected. Linda sent us pictures and updated us on how he was doing daily. We would definitely use Linda again!
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Linda and hubby are the best of the best. Very happy to leave Tapper under their care.
Linda was great! She took great care of Harley and posted pictures of him each day, that we were able to see! Will definitely use her again!
Linda was great! She took good care of our dog. We received a daily pic of our furry friend and were rest assured that he was safe and looked after.

When we picked him up we could tell that he was happy and had a good time because; instead of running to the car to go back home, he got a chew toy out and wanted to play some more. :)

If we ever need someone to watch our dog, we will always chose Linda from now on. Thank you Linda!
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They did a nice job
This review would be 10 it they had it............ Linda is the best...
Linda was a great host...updated us everyday with photos to show how dogs were doing. Definitely will use her again.
Linda was very attentive to Wiley's needs and went out of her way to make him feel comfortable during his first stay. Others can feel comfortable in leaving their dog in a caring atmosphere with Linda. She is a real professional in caring for dogs in her home!
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Linda,was great. This was Thunder's first vacay visit and very pleased. She,walked him, sent pictures, and treated him like her own. Would highly recommend her.
Linda took great care of our two, we really appreciated the last minute booking which was a huge help to us. Linda was great about keeping us updated with pictures while we were gone which added to our comfort. Thanks Linda.
Linda actually took care of my aquatic turtle. She said that she hadn't cared for a turtle before, but she was willing to take it into her home. I brought the tank in and set it up. She fed it daily and kept me abreast of what was going on. I would definitely leave any of my pets with Linda again.
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I had a wonderful experience with Linda. This was my first time leaving my dog with someone other than a family member so I was a bit apprehensive. During our doggie meet and greet Linda put Bella and I right at ease. Linda is very accommodating and responsive. She updated me via text with pictures and updates about Bella's stay which always brought a smile to my daughters face while we were away.
I would highly recommend Linda!
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Same high quality care. Scooter loves it here!
Always wonderful. Scooter loves his stay with Linda.
Thanks Linda for another great vacation for Roxy.
Linda took great care of our two dogs. From the meet and greet to the stay and finally the pickup our little dogs were in good hands. She sent us several pictorial updates during the stay.
Linda was wonderful with my Bailey. She took very good care of him and was concerned about his well being and safety. He was a handful as this was his first time being away from me. I thank her for putting up with him while I had to leave town.
Linda was a wonderful host. Our Airedale, Whitney, was very happy and calm when we left and when we picked her up. Linda kept us updated on her stay. We felt very comfortable leaving our pet with her and can gladly recommend her.
I thought Linda was wonderful, she had to take my max to the vet,because he was vomiting. Linda kept us informed ,and everything came out ok. My two dogs seemed happy and well taken care of when we picked them up and took them home.
Being able to have a meet-and-greet with Linda before we left Cotton was so reassuring. It was easy to see he felt right at home and helped us know he would be just fine. During our vacation Linda sent us photos of Cotton playing and napping with the other dogs so we had no worries about him. We will definitely be using Linda for future dog-sitting!
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My Bella had a great time and came home completely tired. I will definitely used Linda again.
Linda is a great pet sitter. She is very pleasant and treated our pet as if it was hers. Our pet has a tough time being away from us, but our dog did fine with her. Linda even let our dog sleep in her room. We also like the fact that she lets them roam freely in her backyard. We were very pleased with her service.
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Linda is very calm and the home is sooo relaxing. Dogs can settle right into their routine. I very much recommend her.
Linda was great Bubba loved her and wants to see her again!
Linda was absolutely amazing with our little Izzy! I felt to comfortable leaving Izzy with her from the moment I met her. I highly recommend her.
Highly recommend Linda and her hubby Ron. Tapper's daycare went very well.
I was very pleased with Dusty's stay with Linda. Communication was excellent. I really enjoyed the daily pictures and notes. Dusty was well cared for and I will ask for Linda again if I need Dog Vacay in Phoenix area.
Our dogs had a wonderful stay! We would use Linda again.
As usual, Linda did an excellent job of watching Buddy for us - this time we left him with her for a week! She is very good about sending us pictures and texts about how he is doing which puts us at ease. Thank you Linda!,
Linda is a wonderful host. Our 4 year old cocker spaniel relaxed immediately on meeting Linda and her husband. I feel very comfortable leaving Lucy with her and already have plans to do so again.
I really appreciated all the daily updates and photos Linda sent me of my dog while I was gone.
Scooter has stayed with Linda 4 times. He is always excited to visit and that tells me that he has a good time there.
With two dogs of opposite sizes and temperaments, I was worried about finding someone who could handle them both (and on short notice). Linda is AMAZING! Our dogs fit right in with her crew, they got walks and lots of playtime, and I got photos and reports every day so we didn't worry or wonder. Added bonus, my young daughters were completely reassured by the idea of their buddies going to stay with 'the doggy grandma.' Should our dogs need care again, I will contact Linda immediately.
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Linda was great, she texted pictures of my two boys (Blacky & Pepe) they seemed to be very happy with their stay. I will be using Linda again and would highly recommend her to friends. Thanks Linda Jim
Linda and her husband are so awesome! Zoe loves going to stay with them:)
We have had Linda watch Buddy for us several times for us and she always does such a good job for us. We feel comfortable leaving Buddy with her and that is so important to us. Thank you Linda for taking such good care of Buddy for us!
Byron and myself met Linda about 3-4 weeks before I needed to fly interstate for a wedding. This of course makes sense since Linda needed to meet and view Byron interacting with other dogs and make sure Byron was up to date with his shots. Not only that but we also need to be comfortable with each other. I certainly won't leave Byron with anyone that I am a little uncomfortable with and that certainly was not the case with Linda.

When I picked Byron up, he was excited to me. I will in the future board Byron with Linda. I know Byron will be well looked after and is in great hands.

David
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The only Reason Linda is rated as a 5 is because there is not a 6 or 10!!! Great lady to work with, just like a Grandmother for your dog........ Try her your won't be sorry.
Linda, as always you take such good care of our guy, Buddy! We always feel so comfortable leaving Buddy with you! Thanks so much!!
Once again Harley had a great time with Linda!
Once again Harley had a fantastic stay at Linda's. He is happy to see her each time and comes home a happy puppy! He feels right at home there.
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Linda took great care of our very mischievous Willow. It was great knowing Willow was in good hands with Linda. You can tell Linda really cares and loves dogs and is forgiving at times for their dog behaviors.
Having Linda to care for Lucy is a godsend for us. We went to Europe for 2 weeks and even though we missed Lucy a lot we were never worried about her. Linda has a similar home environment to ours and Lucy has the socialization with other pups. Lucy is always happy to see us, but is never "wiped out" for days like she was when we boarded her. I know with Linda we have a safe, happy environment for Lucy when we travel. Thank you Linda!
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Linda is a very sweet lady and she took great care of my Missy. She also texted me photos of her while we were on vacation. I would have loved to have seen pictures of her interacting with the other dogs but I know they had fun together. We will definitely be repeat customers.
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Thank you so much Linda for taking care my Teddy. I can see that he enjoy staying with you
Linda was an amazing caregiver for our Zoe! She sent us pictures while we were away and when we went to pick her up it was obvious how much Linda cared about our girl:) Zoe seemed right at home with Linda and her husband...they are definitely our number 1 choice for Zoe when we have to be away!
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My dog Harley loved his stay! His first with Linda. Linda and her husband spoiled him and treated him like "family". He had so much fun playing with the other dogs that when we picked him up, he slept the entire afternoon he was so tired! We will be asking Linda to keep him for all of our trips. I highly recommend her.
Jean
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We were very happy with the love and care our little dog received. She was exercised daily and very well treated and loved. We especially liked the daily communication text with picture. Thanks Linda and Ron for your loving care for our Lily!

Kirby and Carol
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Jake loves visiting Linda! Thanks
Linda and her husband are so good to our dog Lucy! We appreciate how they adopt her into their family and make her stay comfortable. They send us pictures or a note so we get a glimpse of her nearly every day we're gone. We definitely recommend Linda G!
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As always, Linda is top notch. Jack LOVES visiting Linda and she is always one of our "go to" hosts.
Wonderful! I felt very at ease leaving my little faith and I am so happy they took such great care of her! We will definately use again!
Linda is phenomenal! Always makes Jack feel loved and welcome!
Very comfortable staying with Linda. Will return for another visit soon!
Linda G was a Wonderful host for our dogs! We had never taken them out of the home to a sitter before, so we were a little concerned how they would react. She was very reassuring and I felt very confident they were in good hands. I am very pleased with the care they were given and I will definitely want to use her service again!!
Thank You So Much!!!
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This was our second stay with Linda. We will return. Our dogs are so happy there!
Scruffy was well taken care of. We would use her again. stains
I think Lucy enjoys her little vacay at Linda's as much as we enjoys ours. She has a new house to explore, other puppies to keep her interested and friendly people to take care of her. She has been with Linda twice, once overnite and neither time was she frantic to leave or stressed afterwards like she always is after a vet boarding or pet hotel. Having Linda watch Lucy is a great comfort for us and Lucy.
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Linda sent pic when we could get them from her. Our little ones did great with her. This was the first time they had ever stayed with anyone. Husband and myself was very happy with Linda. Thanks a lot, Dennis and Vickie
Second time Sophie has stayed at Linda's. She is well taken care of there; house is immaculate; Linda and her husband great with dogs. Highly recommend!
Linda is great with our dog. Makes her feel at home.
Thank you Linda for providing a caring, fun and safe environment for Lucy. We finally can do some traveling without worrying about her and her coming home all stressed out. On the ride home she was so calm and happy, as though she had her own holiday! Actually she did! We will definitely have Lucy stay with Linda, Ron & Sparky when we travel from now on.
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5 STARS but only because there are not 6 stars...... Great to work with and good communications. Baxter seemed to love it there.. If needed again will use Linda G....
Linda is fantastic and helped us out on short notice! Jack feels very loved at her home!
Linda is amazing! Jack will be back. :-)
As always, Moe had a great time at Linda's this weekend. They really helped us out by taking a last minute reservation and she sent some really great updates/pictures of Moe's time there. I love that I know he is in such great hands while we're away. :)
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We really feel blessed to find Linda! Lucy has been happy to be home, but she has been missing being at Linda's home. We'll be bringing her back again! Thanks for all the TLC.
Jake loves Linda and enjoys his stay each time!
Linda is the best. She has taken care of Scooter for us twice now and he loves it there. Linda is very conscientious and has a real affection for our babies (dogs).
We enjoy travels without having to worry about Jake. Very comfortable with Linda!
Love Linda! Jack will be back!
Oh my she is the best! Was very cautious when looking for someone to care for Louie. We will always have Linda on our radar!
Linda was awesome!! Will definitely take our little guy to her again!
Nice older couple who also have a nice smaller dog. Very responsible. Highly recommend!
Linda helped me with dog walking when I hurt my knee. Jo Jo got a good walk, which Linda monitored on a phone app. I would trust her to walk my dog again.
Overall all of us were very please with Linda, Ron, and Sparky. Myself and Toby felt very welcome in Linda's home. Having someone you know who loves animal taking care of your family was a relief. And Sparky being so mellow is a wonderful playmate for any dogs. Toby came home happy and playful as he usually is. Thank you Linda for making Toby a part of your pack too.
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This is the first time we have left our dog with anyone other than our neighbor who Baxter knows very well. So we were a little hesitant. However, Linda was very careful to follow Baxter's needs, as he has allergies and requires daily meds. He is a Bichon, and is prone to hot spots, which he tends to lick and bite, then they bleed. Linda was patient with his situation, putting his "cone" on him for a few days until his sore began to heal up.
She took him as well as the other dogs she was sitting on daily walks, which we know Baxter loved!
We would definitely use Linda again, and highly recommend her for others. She seems to be a loving, patient host for the doggies. We appreciated her daily photos and comments about how Baxter was doing during our five day time away from him.
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The best word to use is "Fantastic". We had never left our dog with anyone in the 4 yrs. we had him. When we went to pick him up, he wasn't that anxious to go home, as he had Linda's dog to play with. Linda made sure to email us a picture so we could see he was okay. Made our trip a great one because we knew our "boy" was in good hands.
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What a great 1st time experience! Will definitely be utilizing Linda's excellent care in the future!
This was a great experience for us! We had never used a private pet sitter, but Linda made it super easy and kept us inforned through e-mails with pictures. I think Moe even went through a couple days of sadness from missing his new friends when he got home! We would definitely recommend Linda and hope she'll welcome Moe back again the next time we go out of town. :)
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Jake loves spending time with Linda. No worries for us!
Excellent! Linda and Ron were amazing! I wish I could take them home with me! :)
Linda is amazing. We have left our dog Maddie with her numerous times. Each time I walk away knowing that she will receive the same love and attention that she would if she was home with us.
We never worry leaving Russell with Linda...she is our go to lady
My 2 babies had not been left before. Linda and Ron were wonderful. It was a trial run In preparation of leaving the dogs again. I am definitely pleased and my dog's safety is in good hands for any future leaving of the dogs. Dee McCoy
Jake came home very happy, no stress shedding. Very comfortable at Linda's. Thanks!
Thank you for the last minute extra night. Jake had a great time.
Linda and Ron were wonderful and took great care of my Westie, Henry. Linda sent me a picture and email update everyday, which made being apart so much easier!
No worries when we leave our pet with Linda!
Linda was a great host! My pups stayed with her for 3 nights. She sent me an email with picture updates every morning. She also took them on walks It was very comforting knowing my pups were in good hands during my vacation. I will be using Linda again! :)
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Always please when our dogs stays with Linda.
Linda took good care of Mungo and he seemed to be happy and healthy there for his sleepover.
Sounds like he was right at home sleeping on her bed! Sparky was very friendly with Mungo too. Would definitely consider Linda again when Mungo can't go with us somewhere.
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Our 2 small dogs were with Linda for 3 weeks. They were very happy there and she was wonderful to them. I highly recommend her.
We felt very comfortable leaving Sophie with Linda and Sparky. Her house feels like "home", and Sophie was well loved. Will definitely book again if and when we need to!
If Linda is not available to take care of our baby then we probably would change our travel plans.
I appreciate that Linda honored our agreement to watch Kona even though she unexpectedly had to care for her ill husband. She was sweet to Kona and has a nice backyard for dogs to run around in. However, her dog Sparky was not in a good mood the whole weekend, so Kona did not have a playmate as I had hoped. I would not recommend this sitter for high energy dogs or puppies. I think she would be better with older dogs that have been trained.
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Linda and Ron are a warm and welcoming home for our two Scottie's. It's their second visit and they were excited to go back. They hurried to the door with tails wagging. It's great to have a place you can trust your family members with. I would highly recommend Linda without reservation. She will do an amazing job keeping your babies when you can't. Thanks Linda. You made the absence a little easier.
Bobbie
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Everything you could want in a dog boarding experience. Our dog felt right at home with Linda. He was happy and healthy when we picked him up.
No worries when I leave our little dog!
Linda, again you took such good care of our little guy, Buddy. Thanks all the all the walks that you take him on - we know he really enjoys his walks. And we know he gets lots of love and attention from you. Thank you so much! From Ruth and Debra
This is the second time we have had our dog stay with Linda G. We like her, our dog likes her, and we will use her again in the future.
Linda was really great with our little guy! After the first day Milo felt right at home. Linda made not only Milo feel comfortable but us as well with updates and pictures. We would feel very comfortable leaving Milo with Linda again in the future.
Linda is truly a treasure. Without her we could not have gone on vacation without constantly worrying about our baby. We know that when Georgia is vacationing with Linda we can enjoy a stress free vacation.
Thanks Linda for taking such good care of our little guy. Will book again soon!
Linda loves my dog Jake and we feel very comfortable leaving him during our time away. Great place to leave your pet!
The entire experience was great. The dogs had a wonderful time and were well cared for. Linda communicated several times that things were going fine and even emailed pictures. Being so comfortable that our dogs were well taken care of made our trip even more pleasant.
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Linda was terrific! She took great care of our dog, Bailey, while we were on vacation. Linda sent us pictures of her while we were away and took Bailey on walks while she stayed there. We couldn't be happier with the way Linda took care of Bailey and will most definitely have Bailey stay with her again during our next trip.
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Jake had a great day with Linda. Sparky and Jake are BFF. Thanks!
It was so nice to be able to leave Maui in such good hands with Linda for the week.....appreciated her taking such good care of my little guy Maui. Enjoyed the photos she sent me too !!
Linda was absolutely wonderful! Sunny had a great stay and was given great care. If we find ourselves in the Surprise area again, we will definitely have Linda watch her again.
Linda, Ron, and Sparky became Bella's new best friends!

Bella is a bit shy and afraid as she was a rescue. I was so impressed and happy the way she acclimated to Linda and Sparky. Linda put me at ease immediately.

Linda sent emails,and photos frequently, I was completely confident Bella was taken excellent care of.

I will use Linda whenever we need a "Bella sitter."

Sam, Bob, and Bella Marthaler.
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We are so thankful that we found the DogVacay.com website and our Host, Linda! We were looking for someone to watch our dog, Buddy, and since we hadn’t left him with anyone or left him at any kind of boarding service, we were anxious and nervous about leaving him with someone we didn’t know. We read Linda’s bio and her reviews, and she sounded like someone who was a dog person and would take good care of Buddy. During the Meet and Greet, he interacted well with Linda and her dog, Sparky. It was hard dropping him off, but every couple of days during the 9 days she was taking care of him, she sent us photos and e-mails to tell us how he was doing. We think it was like finding him a 2nd home. We would definitely use Linda and the DogVacay.com website again. What a blessing you were, Linda! From: Ruth, Debra and Buddy.
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Oh my!! We could not have been more comfortable when we went to the meet and greet with Linda. What a relief to know our "Louie" would be taken care of like her own puppy! So now we picked him up today. Yes, he was excited to see us but Linda was sad to see him go. I would recommend her to anyone who may be a bit reserved about boarding their dog. She is so caring, kind and gentle. We will definitely be using her again!
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Our dog had a terrific stay with Linda G. What an inviting and caring home she provided! She was very attentive to our pup, catering to her every need. I'm glad we found dogvacay and Linda. It was great knowing our dog was well cared for. We look forward to using her services again!
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