Tail Waggin' Good Time!

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Anne G.

53 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Anne's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
7 yr 4 mo old

About Anne

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
****Currently, we are ONLY available for guest house boarding, doggy walks and pet check ins! We are unable to board in our home, as our dog recently had surgery and is on the mend. Thank you for your understanding.

**We offer services within a 5 mile radius of our home near 15-501 and Moreene Road. We would really appreciate it if you would check your location BEFORE contacting us, as we don't want to waste anyone's time. If you are in a pinch and within reason of our radius, we are happy to discuss alternate rates. Thank you!


We are a fun-loving two person-one dog pet care team! Residing in a two level Durham townhouse, we have parks and paths to enjoy together. Our townhouse also includes a small back yard. We are available for daily visits for walking/running/going to the dog park, drop ins, overnight in your home and more!

Anne and Brian love caring for dogs either by walking/running with them, taking them on dog park/hiking/outings, or simply ensuring that their normal day to day doesn't get interrupted while you are gone. Jasper is our 7 year old black lab who loves to play ball, and is friendly with all people and dogs.

If your pet is staying with us, dogs get walked at least three times a day. Every few days, we will go for our runs and take the pups along. We live near Eno River State Park and Duke Forest, where we take our dog to play ball almost every other day. On the weekends, we all head out for longer hikes and other outdoors events.

We understand that we aren't just "pet" sitting, we're babysitting! We will absolutely treat your pets as our own.

Please contact us for any additional information, or if you have questions. We are flexible and are willing to discuss terms.

**We do REQUIRE a meet and greet and a behavior questionnaire prior to making any reservations within our home. This not only ensures that your pup(s) fit in our pack, but also that we are the absolute best care takers for them.

**We DO NOT offer Cat Boarding in our home, however, we are happy to do visits or overnight boarding at your home.

Interested in our day to day good times? Keep up with us and our guests by liking us on Facebook. Search "Tail Waggin' Good Time" in Durham, NC or our photostream at tailwaggingoodtime.com!
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Anne G.

53 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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53 Reviews
Anne is great with Koby. She arrives on time for walks and is organized and professional. She takes great pics of him and sends them to us.
Is it possible to give 10 stars?! Oh my goodness, we couldn't have been more happy with Anne and Brian! We absolutely loved having them watch our pets. They did a FANTASTIC job!! Their customer service went above and beyond. They were incredibly kind and loving to both our dog and cat, they made sure our dog had plenty of exercise, and they sent us plenty of pictures to show us the fun they were having. It really helped to put our minds at ease while we were away. If you need someone to watch your dog while away, there's no need to look further!
I trust and recommend Anne and Brian. Cali was well exercised and happy throughout her stay. I enjoyed the picture updates and would hire them again, no question! In addition, they stayed in our home and kept it clean and made sure it was ready for our return.
Both Anne and Brian were very professional, prompt and a pleasure to meet. They helped us out with very short notice and did a fantastic job. Our house is in the middle of a huge renovation and they both tolerated the huge mess while caring for our dog. Thank you both very much. I hope we get the pleasure of using your services again in the future.
Very sweet and communicative!
Our girls (70 lbs each) had an awesome time with Anne and Brian. They stayed overnight in our home to ensure our Senior dog, and our teenager stayed in their routine. Every day pictures were shared of their walks, hikes, new doggy friends, play dates, and fireside snuggles.

I can honestly say that Anne and Bryan cared for ours girls, and loved them as if they were their own. And I think the dogs were a little disappointed when we finally came home from our trip. Thank you Anne, Brian, and Jasper!,

We are already planning our next DogVacay !
Anne was amazing! From the pictures she sent, the pups had a blast :)
So accommodating and friendly! I appreciate the updates every visit and the cute pictures!
Anne is clearly a dog lover and knows how to take care of them! She sent pictures from the walk immediately so I knew how it went.
My dogs had a great stay! I'd only left them one other time so I was nervous to leave them again but I could tell they were well-taken care of when I received photos of them been hugged on and looking so relaxed. No doubt this is the place for them!
Anne took really good care of our Joey. It can be a challenge to handle him sometimes, specially because he is very energetic and enthusiastic all the time. After coming back he seemed perfectly healthy, happy and was smelling good. And she kept posting his pictures & videos on her Facebook page, which was the best part as it made sure Joey was happy and busy all the time. We would definitely keep Joey with Anne in future.
Keita had a great time, I appreciated the daily pics. I would def use again!!
Anne, Brian and Jasper took great care of our two dogs Evelyn and Jackson. It was great to get pictures and updates while we are on vacation. Jackson is high energy and it was great that he got exercised regularly. We highly recommend Anne and are sorry that she is moving away.
Dogs came back happy and healthy. They sent pictures that were great to receive. We are (all) going to miss Anne and Brian!
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!! Anne went ABOVE and beyond in taking care of our 2 wiener dogs. There is NO doubt at all that we will be using her services again in the future!! THANKS SO MUCH ANNE!!
This was the longest stay our dogs have ever had. Both our puppy and older dog came home happy and healthy, and very calm. We also appreciated the frequent photos and notes from Anne while we were away. It helped us relax on our own vacation knowing that the rest of our family was in good hands.
We had our older dog and our brand new puppy over to Anne's so that they could become acquainted since both of our dogs would be coming for a very long stay over the holidays. Anne and Bryan were both very welcoming and understanding about how to be with a puppy and older dog simultaneously.
Anne and Brian took great care of our dog while we were out of town for the holidays. Being able to leave him in a place where he was well taken care of made our trip that much more enjoyable. We wouldn't hesitate to leave him with Anne and Brian again or to recommend them to others!
This was either the 4th or 5th time we left our dog with Anne and Brian. This time, though, we left our new puppy with them too. And, as always, the dogs were happy as can be when we picked them up. Thanks!
As always, Dexter had a great time! Thanks!
Anne was extremely accommodating at the last minute!! Jet had a wonderful time and I felt very confident leaving him with Anne! I would highly recommend her to anyone!
We could not have been more pleased with the care and attention our puppy received while with Anne & Brian. She turned 4 months old while she was with them so she got a special trip to the puppy treat shop and her own big bone. She went to several new parks and made many new friends. We got progress reports with pictures regularly that we truly appreciated. We are extremely glad we have found such a wonderful place for our sweet girl to stay.
Abby seemed to be very calm and settled when we picked her up last night. I was able to meet Brian as well. My husband and I like both of the a lot -- it is really apparent how much they love animals in general and specifically, how much they liked Abby. We'll definitely have our dogs stay with them!
As per usual the dogs couldn't wait to see Anne and Brian. They sprint to the door when I drop them off!
I just picked my dogs up from a 4-Day stay with Anne, Brian and Jasper. My dogs acted like they would have been happy to stay even longer. They are now napping so obviously had lots of fun! After the first email update with photos I knew my dogs were with the right people. They looked happy in every single photo! Anne and Brian are kind and calm which made me feel more comfortable leaving my dogs. And Jasper kindly shared his home. I would definitely leave Rocky and Lucy with them again!
Anne and Brian are the best. This was probably our 5th or 6th visit with them and Bella and Oliver love them. They treat them like they are their family.
Koda had a great time at the dog parks, hiking and swimming.
Anne and Brian were awesome! I am so grateful to have been able to leave my Baylee with them over a long weekend. Baylee was clearly exhausted when I picked her up because she was able to play all weekend. She was happy to see me but I don't think she wanted to leave her new friends. Thank you Anne and Brian for being so flexible with drop off and pick up. I could not be any more happy with these hosts!

Yet again Anne and Brian were amazing. Picture updates and the boys were tired the whole next day after we picked them up. Thank you so much!!
Koda had a good time and was well cared for as always. When we left her off she was excited to see Anne and Brian again and didn't seem bothered when we left which was a good sign. They do a great job.
My Lexy almost didn't want to leave with me!
Anne and Brian are wonderful people who treated our dogs like they were their own. We've had some issues with other sitters in the past but Anne and Brian put our mind at ease with updates on the dogs and pictures. One less thing to worry about while travelling!
We will definitely use them again...in fact we already have our next visit booked!
Anne and Brian were extremely friendly and flexible with drop off and pick up times. They sent great pictures and updates on our dog's stay. Our dog had a great time. We highly recommend Anne and Brian!
Bella and Oliver's stay with Anne and Brian was wonderful as always. They are two very special people and love our dogs as if they were their own.
Our dogs had a fabulous time, no surprise there. They were so exhausted when we got home from playing and running all day, I almost couldn't believe how lazy they were. We can always trust that Anne & Brian will take great effort in our dogs' well-being and make sure they have a great time.

We will always recommend any of our friends to them, as we are confident in their ability to care for any dog as if it were their own.

Thanks again!
Anne and Brian are the best
Our dogs had a blast with Anne, Brian and Jasper. We felt secure that our dogs were in good hands while we were away. We will definitely entrust the care of our dogs to them again in the future.
We are so greatful that we chose Anne to watch our dogs. It was obvious they were well taken care of when we picked them up. It's not the easiest thing to watch 2 dogs, especially when one of them has a big personality to match his size. It was the nicest surprise to get a little treat bag along with some pictures. I would definitely recommend Anne and wouldn't hesitate to use her again.
Anne and Brian were wonderful, as always. They always go above and beyond. I can tell Dexter is in heaven whenever he stays with them.
Koda had a good time with Anne, Brian and Jasper. They took her on several walks which she loved. She wasn't even that excited to see us when we picked her up which says a lot because when we took her to a kennel she was always ecstatic when we came to get her. We will definitely leave her with them when we go away again.
Anne took care of my Old girl Lexy (48lb Boxer mix), and my daughter's lizard, Sapphire. Lexy almost didn't want to leave! They went the extra mile. Awesomeness and much gratitude.
Our 'child' Cozy had a wonderful visit and appeared to have his 'tail waggin' the whole time! Anne and Bryan seemed to truly enjoy their time with him as well. Cozy has a new BF in their dog Jasper. They took him to area dog parks, sent fun photos and worked to improve on some of his spoiled behavior. We had no worries and will be happy to have Cozy hosted by them again.
Wonderful as always!!
Anne and Brian are absolutely wonderful pet sitters! We have two dogs and both of them were exhausted the next day after picking them up. We received a ton of great photo updates from them and it looked like our dogs loved every second of staying there. I would highly recommend them to any of my friends...and we'll definitely be going back there in the future!
Cheeky had a great time with Anne. Cheeky got to play with some friends, play in the park, walk, sleep on the couch, on the bed; he was in heaven. Anne gave him a lot of love while we were away. Thank you!! The Escobar Family
Anne was fabulous with our Great Dane Jack! He had fun with the other dogs that were staying there and he had a great time with Anne's dog Jasper. Wonderful home with a lot of focus on Jack's needs along with the others. Next time we have any work done in our house and we need to send our dogs out, Lucy - our Springer wants to be with Jack and the gang! And we wouldn't have a second thought bringing Jack back along with her! DogVacay is definitely the way to go - very easy and very comforting while you're away!!
My dog Meeko has stayed with them multiple times! They are great! There black lab Jasper is great and get alongs with my dog perfectly. Bryan and Anne always keep me in the loop and send me picture updates, which i love recieving. Highly recommended!
Bella loved it. Anne did a really great job. This is the best family for Bella that I could ask for.
Holly's stay at "A Tail Waggin' Good Time" tremendously exceeded my expectations! During her lengthy stay, I never doubted for a minute that she was getting love and attention and being taken very good care of.

Anne and Brian are honest, ethical, trustworthy, sincere dog lovers and one of them was home almost the entire time that Holly was there. They have a clean, lovely home where the dogs are able to cuddle up with them, wherever they are and whenever they want.

Holly and the other dogs being watched were played with, taken on hikes and to dog parks and walked all of the time. She was always safe and well protected. Each dog received individualized attention and was taken care of based on their owner's instructions.

In addition to their, master bedroom, where they allow the dogs to sleep wherever they are comfortable, Anne and Brian also have a comfy guest bedroom where the dogs are able to have plenty of space all to themselves. The family room has a doggie door, so the dogs have the freedom to come in and out as they please, which leads out to their back yard, where there is plenty of room for the dogs to play or relax on the nice deck.

I will never take Holly to a kennel again and as long as Anne and Brian are watching dogs, that is where she will stay. They take last minute reservations and their prices are extremely reasonable, especially taking into consideration, the wonderful care they provide.

One of the things that we loved the most is that Anne is a photographer and pictures of Holly were Constantly being posted on her "A Tail Waggin' Good Time" Facebook page, as well as on DogVacay. Check if out, if you have a chance! Holly can't wait to go back! : )

DogVacy is an excellent service!
Anne and Brian are absolutely AWESOME! Bella loves them and is so happy to be with them. They have definitely treated her like she is one of their own.
This was an extra day of service I chose to tack on to the previous reservation since we got back into town so late. Anne was extremely accommodating and sweet, even when we got back much later than we expected to. Highly recommend!
They were absolutely wonderful! While planning and setting this reservation up, my dog needed an emergency surgery. So our wild puppy turned into a wild puppy with a cone on his head, medication needs, and a fresh incision. Yet Anne still took him in and gave excellent care without batting an eyelash. She even healed a rash he had developed from scratching.

Each day, they sent updates and photos that showed he was clearly in dog-heaven. We'll definitely use them anytime we need to go out of town.
Anne and Bryan were great! They communicated the entire time. And I always got photo's! Which was very cool! I always felt safe and secure that my dog was being taken care of properly!
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