SUZY Q to the Rescue

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Suzy Q.

64 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Suzy's Resident Pets

Doberman Pinscher
11 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Suzy's House

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

About Suzy

42 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am conveniently located in Central Phoenix, 6.5 miles from Sky Harbor Airport. It's a straight drive down 24th Street to the front entrance of the airport. I am currently a pet owner with 3 rescue babies...1 pup & 2 kitty cats.
Just a little bit about me: I Love Animals and it's just that simple! I am a native Arizonan and have lived here for 60 out of my 62 years of my life. I am now "officially" retired but cannot imagine doing anything other than pet sitting to supplement my income! I was raised with animals from the day that I was born....I actually received my very own kitten for my 6th Birthday and I have never lived without multiple pets in my life. I own my home, it's small and modest but VERY pet friendly with a large secure back yard! I also have a separate fully enclosed portion of my yard with a doggie door that is specifically for my guests with small pups or pups that need some help with potty training:). I want to assure you that if you trust your precious baby with me, they will be treated just like they are mine, spoiled with lots of love and attention! I absolutely welcome your fur baby being with me in the kitchen while I'm cooking, in the bathroom while I shower, hanging out with me to watch Netflix....anything that makes them know that they are in a HOME, rather than a Commercial Facility. Their safety & comfort is always the most important thing to me when they stay at my home. For my little fur friends with special diets or medical needs, I strictly adhere to those requirements. I frequently send pics and videos via Whatsapp. I also love to post them on my Facebook page and Dogvacay profile if that's okay with their parents:)
I would be more than pleased to provide excellent references upon your request.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Suzy Q.

64 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 4, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Suzy's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$22 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
64 Reviews
Suzy is awesome! This is the third time our labrador, Maggie, has stayed with her. She loves dogs and takes excellent care of them. She even had Christmas presents for all of them!! She is the best.
Suzy has a nice back yard where your dogs could run around. Constantly updates you with pictures and videos and a very friendly environment in general. Thank you Suzy!
Our experience with Suzy was truly awesome.
Her home was clean and very well structured for the needs of multiple dogs. She went well above and beyond in the care she provided for Lotus and was flexible with our special situation. We also received updates and photos (very cool and very much appreciated!). If you are looking for a safe, comfortable and loving environment for your pet we would recommend Suzy. We will definitely be setting up future reservations for Lotus.
Our dog loves coming to Suzy's! She has an amazing gift of understanding and remembering a dog's personality and quirks, and we always feel as if we are leaving our pup with someone who cares like a loving Grandma!
We went out of state for a 3 week vacation. We started about 6 months early, trying to find a place where our puppy (15 months) would get the love and attention that we had been giving him. We ldid the meet and greet and actually tried out 4 other places. The minute we met Suzy though, we knew we had found the one we wanted. Her home is spotless and doesn't smell like dogs. She has her house (rooms) divided off with gates/doors so she can separate dogs according to their ability to
get along with other dogs she is caring for. She is always there with them and if she does go out for a short time, she makes arrangements to have he brother watch them. Baby sitting doggies is how she makes a living and she takes it very seriously.
You can tell that she loves what she does. Our little male puppy likes to be with a person, not alone. He laid on the bathroom floor while Suzy took a shower and she put his cage in her bedroom at night because she knew that he slept that way at home. Suzy sent us videos every 2-3 days so we could see how much fun he was having with the other dogs and puppies. We had a wonderful vacation because of Suzy. We knew our little dog would be loved and would be with her day and night until we got home.
Hands down, Suzy is absolutely the best there is.
I could tell my 10 month lab really enjoyed his stay with Suzy. She sends you videos so you know how your pup is doing. I knew my little boy was having fun and was safe at the same time. Thanks Suzy!
Suzy was super flexible on pick up and drop off times, her home was clean and organized, and the puppies had a great time playing in the backyard. I won't hesitate to use Suzie again in the future! :)
Our two dogs stayed just a day and a night but they were in great hands. We even got spoiled with a few pictures while gone. Suzy was very thorough and thoughtful of their needs!
I've used Suzy for a while now. I love it. She's awesome with the dogs and every time I go to drop off Royce he gets sooo excited!!
It was a lovely experience with Suzy Q!
We know that she created a loving bond with our little Rigby because she managed to bring him out of his shell. We thought he would be shy and possibly intimidated by the other dogs, but Suzy sent us videos of him frolicking and playing with his puppy pals! Besides providing a safe, fun, and playful environment, Suzy also responsibly gave Rigby his regular food and his medicine. Rigby had a fantastic vacation in the week we were gone and we'll have to find an excuse for him to go to his doggy summer camp again soon!
She was amazing! She was thorough with the way I care for Princeton. She's very detailed with the way she cares for him. I felt very comfortable leaving my baby with her! I got photos and videos everyday. Princeton almost forgot his home.. He was so comfortable!
So happy I found Suzy. It was comforting to know my best friend was being well taken care of while I was away. Suzy kept me posted with comments and pictures which reassured me that I had made an excellent choice when I decided to leave Howie with her. Suzy provides a neat, clean, safe, and friendly environment for all of her guests.
Ruth Ballard
Suzy's home was perfect for my dogs. My little terriers were a bit shy at first but ended up having a great time in her big back yard playing with the other dogs. Her home is very clean, yet dog friendly. She sent me regular pics and videos which helped ease my time away. She was friendly and professional and made extra time ahead of the stay so I could meet her and see her house. I would gladly take my pups back to stay with Suzy.
Suzy was really great and easy to work with, even though my circumstances were unique she really came through for me -- that can take a load off when you are planning a big trip! Recommend!
My pup loved staying with Suzy! Had the best time. I was able to enjoy my time away knowing she was in good hands.
Suzy Q was amazing ! It was my first time boarding my Hazel .Her house was very clean and dog friendly.She sent pictures, videos while I was away and it made my trip so much better because I knew Hazel was in good hands. Would highly recommend! !!
Suzy took excellent care of our little spaniel. She knew we were anxious about leaving him for eight days so sent us texts with photos and short videos of his activities each evening. He was happy and healthy when we picked him up, and Suzy was flexible about drop-off and pick-up to accommodate our flight times. Thank you, Suzy. We all look forward to seeing you again soon.
Suzy is Amazing!

She was great with my two pups! My pups have very different personalities, and she had a perfect home environment for both of them. She would send me regular pictures and videos of my bichon sleeping on furniture, and my aussie running around with toys in her mouth trying to be chased.

Suzy was also very professional and accommodating when my bichon began marking inside the house. She let me know that she was doing her best to keep a close eye on him and keep him close. My bichon was also on a lot of medication, which Suzy was on top of in terms of administering them.

She also lives conveniently close to the airport, perfect for me as all I had to do was pick the dogs up on the way home.

I've already booked my kids' next stay with Suzy.

Thanks Suzy!
We loved the daily videos and pictures. Our puppy was happy & healthy when we picked her up. Suzy Q was great and we'll use her again on the next vacay!
Super lady! Our shy dog took to her right away. A really nice environment.
Suzy was better than anyone we could have "created" to care for our rescue Springer. From pre=meeting emails to many pictures/videos daily and our pick up conversation, her personal attention and spooling of our already spooled couch dog was reassuring, professional and amazing.
My pups loved their stay with Suzie and loved playing with her dogs and other borders! Suzie kept me updated with pics and texts which was highly appreciated by this OCD dog-mom. We have already booked our next stay.
Dilly had a great few days staying with Suzy and her other pups. She is flexible, communicative and has a super soft heart. We felt comfortable the entire time we were gone and loved getting all the updates from her. We will for sure use her again in the future as well!
Dilly did very well spending the day with Suzie and the other pups. Suzie was in contact with pictures and texts throughout the day and I felt very comfortable having our pup over there for doggie daycare. We will definetely use her again when needs arise!
Suzy took such good care of our dog. She even sent us home with a special treat. Thank you!
My fuzzy four-legged family member had another great time with Suzy! She is fantastic and I know he's getting all the love and attention he needs when he stays there. I'm just not sure how she gets him to hold still for the adorable pics she sends.

Thanks again Suzy!
Suzy was great and took care of our little pug well! Will definitely be using her again.
Suzy did a great job with my two dogs. She was equally as supportive of me as I was leaving them for the first time through DogVacay. Throughout my trip, she sent pictures and assured me that all was going well. It was such a relief and I could truly relax knowing they were taken care of by such a competent and caring person. Thanks Suzy!
My Westie, Sugar, loved her stay with Suzy. She is an only child so she loved having playmates. She was exhausted when she got home. Suzy was very patient with my inquiries as to Sugar's well being and sent pictures to reassure me. I will definitely be using Suzy again.
Suzy is absolutely wonderful. I needed a last-minute booking and she was incredibly accommodating. Her house is perfect for doggies- she has a big grass backyard, a doggy door, and multiple "areas" for the pups to play/lounge. Most importantly, she is incredibly loving towards the dogs, but doesn't let them run crazy or be disobedient. I could not recommend her more highly.
Suzy is fantastic--what a gem! I'm so grateful to have found her on DogVacay. Our 4-y/o Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Begley, stayed with her for 8 days. He quickly got comfortable with Suzy and came home happy. She just couldn't be sweeter, and her home is clean, comfortable, and set up perfectly for multiple dogs to stay. We had never used DogVacay before but after communicating by email and phone with Suzy I had a good feeling, and she proved to be just the best. She sent us texts and photos updating us on how Begley was doing while we were away, and she was very flexible about pick-up times. Begley even missed her after we picked him up from her house! She has such a kind manner and is very attentive to the dogs and their personalities. Begley had walks, human AND canine company, and the comfort of a home rather than a kennel while we were gone. We will definitely try to book with Suzy again whenever we go out of town in future, and I would recommend her to anyone with dog-kids.
House and yard are completely dog friendly and Suzy was super accommodating. She is very organized and knowledgeable about dogs.
Another wonderful stay for our dog! He loves going to Suzy's house! Thank you
We were very happy with Woozle's recent stay with Suzy. Woozle was almost instantly comfortable with Suzy and with her surroundings. Suzy obviously loves and understands dogs and was tuned in to the needs of our elderly girl. We feel lucky to have found her.
Suzy was incredible! We could tell our dog loved being there and had so much fun when we brought him home and he was so exhausted he couldn't keep his eyes open! Suzy sent many pictures and videos which made the experience easier on my end for leaving him! We will definitely be repeat customers and felt so comfortable leaving our dog with her because of her experience, attentiveness and the love she showed our dog.
Our dog had a wonderful stay with Suzy! She kept us updated with adorable pics, and even sent him home with a nice treat! Also, we really appreciate that she allowed us to pick him up pretty late after the flight got delayed coming home. Wonderful experience!
Suzy always takes such good care of my pup when I have to travel! My little guy always has such fun with her and Ramses.
Suzy is a perfect pet sitter! I am very happy that I found her, and I will be a repeat customer. She is warm and welcoming, attentive and adept, experienced and all around exceptional. Furthermore, her house is very clean and perfectly arranged for hosting multiple dogs, with many separate and suitable enclosures. My dog is soooo important to me, and Suzy kept me confident during my vacation that my dog was healthy, happy, and at home. I recommend her services!
Suzy Q was so great with my puppy! She definitely kept my dog entertained while I was gone at work. When I came to get her she was sound asleep, exhausted from the fun filled day! Will be bringing her back! :)
Suzy was wonderful as always. Took great care of our pup and even gave him his medicine each day. We are very grateful to have someone as caring as Suzy to take care of our little one.
Suzy was great with the pups! Her house is perfect to accommodate multiple dogs so it was great. The pups got to play in the hose, eat Memorial Day BBQ, and hang out with their new dog friends. They were both so tired when we got home. Overall great experience!
We were very pleased with how Suzy handled the dogs in her care, you could just tell how much she cared for these dogs. She new the "tricks" of the trade, how to let them have fun but not letting them to get out of hand. Bailey slept most of the next two days after his fun time at Suzy's. We will be bringing him back for more stays with her.
Our dog had a wonderful visit with Suzy! We felt so comfortable leaving him with her and loved her wonderful video of him playing. Houston obviously had a lot of fun, because he came home exhausted! As another dog vacay host, I was so impressed with her set-up and everything. I would recommend Suzy for anyone! Thanks!
Our pups loved staying with Suzy! We were gone for a week and felt so comfortable and at ease knowing our fur babies were taken care of. Thanks so much for everything Suzy - we will definitely be using you again!
Suzy did a great job of caring for my dog Aspen! I look forward to bringing him back to her home again.
Suzy is amazing! Our puppy is only 6 months old, and we had never left him with anyone before... So naturally I was a little nervous. Those nerves were gone the instant we met Suzy for the meet-n-greet. Suzy truly loves animals, and cared for our Rambo like he was her own. She has a wonderful house and backyard setup. Rambo clearly had a blast. It was so nice that Suzy sent daily updates, pics, and videos. We were able to enjoy our vacation without worry... and now we can vacation more often! We are soooo happy we found Suzy; I don't know how else to say she's perfect! Thanks again for taking such great care of our boy! :) He'll be back soon!
Suzy is great as always! My pup even had some great playmates that wore him out while he was there, and she sent me home with Easter treats and a new toy. Absolutely wonderful!
My pup loved Suzy and from the pictures\video she sent, he had a blast!
Miss Suzy was great and our Lacey loved being there and playing with her pack. We plan on using Miss Suzy in the future.
I am very happy to have found Suzy. She was great with my dogs and they really loved her visits! She let me know when she arrived to my house with texts and included pictures of my dogs. My female dog is somewhat un-trusting of strangers, but she warmed up to Suzy instantly. I would reach out to her again for my future dog-sitting needs.
Suzy was a easy to schedule with and you can tell that she is truly passionate about taking care of animals. My pup seemed to have a great time and I'll be sure to check her availability next time my pup and I need someone.
Suzy was very quick to respond to my last minute booking request. She took my dog in and made him feel at home. She even went as far as to trxting me a few pics of him interacting with other dogs to make sure I knew he was having a great time. Will definitely use her again.
Suzy is awesome. We just picked up Winston after 9 days, and he was a happy pup. Suzy kept him warm during the cold nights with a little sweater, and sent him home with a Christmas gift bag full of toys and goodies. He spent the first 2 hours at home playing with his new toys. Thank you, Suzy!
Suzy was great. She kept us informed with texts and pictures of Winston. He was a happy guy when I picked him up, which tells me he had a good time. We will definitely use her again.
Anastasia seemed to be very comfortable and at ease when I picked her up after her stay with Suzy. I'm sure she had a great time! Suzy was VERY accommodating about drop-off and pick-up times and that made it much easier with unusual flight arrangements. I'll definitely have "my little girl" stay at Suzy's again!!!
Boogie seemed to thoroughly enjoy his stay with Suzy Q. She sent us updates and photos every day letting us know how he was doing. She has been friendly and cordial, as well as very professional, keeping a card for Boogie with all his vital information. I would not hesitate to recommend Suzy to someone seeking a first-rate dogsitter.
Great experience. Highly reccomended. Suzy treats her furry guests as her own. Great communication and updates. I am very pleased with the service and very reasonably priced.
Suzy is fantastic! Bentley has stayed with Suzy three times now and I couldn't be happier. It's a good feeling knowing that your loved one is in good hands without constant worrying. Bentley always comes home in good spirits, clean condition and smells good. Her home is clean and neat and never smells like dog. Bentley also has special needs; medicine, eye cleaning, food etc. She goes above and beyond to accommodate Bentley and me when I have to extend Bentley's stay. I travel quite a bit, so it is a relief knowing he is in good hands. Thank you Suzy!
Suzy was absolutely incredible with my dog Deuce! She was super accommodating and kept me posted on how he was doing all weekend with texts and pictures, which really let me enjoy my vacation. Also, her big, grass backyard was a great treat for him being a Montana dog who still hasn't quite adjusted to desert landscaping! I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to know that their dog is well cared for when they are out of town!
Suzy is amazing, again!! she has done a wonderful job taking care of Eamon. Will use her again and again.
Suzy is a true dog lover. She was very good to our pooch, and I appreciated her daily photos and updates. We were able to enjoy our vacation without worry.
Suzy was great, sent pictures daily and a update on how the dog was doing, will for sure have her watch Eamon again.
Suzy did a great job pet sitting my Jax for the evening. We would definitely use her again.
If you are looking for a host who will provide a loving and comfortable 'home away from home' for your beloved doggie, Suzy is the one! Suzy will treat your dog with the same loving care she gives to her own. She is a devoted animal lover and her home and yard are very dog friendly. I brought my Isa to Suzy from Los Angeles. When we got out of the car, Isa guided me over to Suzy's front yard and started walking right up to her door. She somehow knew it was the place to be. Suzy made Isa feel comfortable immediately and I felt very comfortable leaving her there. During her stay, Isa enjoyed walks and play time with Suzy, as well as some playtime in the backyard with Suzy's dogs. Isa and I look forward to her next stay with Suzy. She is a pawsome host!!!
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