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Wendy N.
Glendale, CA 91205
152 Reviews
72 Repeat Guests
$75/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Wendy's Resident Pets

Riggins
Mixed Breed
Male
10 yr 8 mo old

About Wendy

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm in the process of leaving my dog sitting business. With this in mind please note the following when contacting me for a booking:

* I'm no longer taking on new clients.

* If you are a current client I will be taking DogVacay reservations through the end of April 2016. Please text me to see if I'm available.

* If you need any assistance finding a new dog sitter let me know. I'm happy to give you a few recommendations.
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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Wendy N.
Glendale, CA 91205
152 Reviews
72 Repeat Guests
$75/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 4 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated April 18, 2016

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Services & Rates

House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
152 Reviews
We have been using Wendy for the last 3 months and she is great! Spencer was just there for over a week with her and had a great time. He always comes home exhausted as she is great about running them around during the day. I would highly recommend her for taking care of your dog.
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Wendy was absolutely perfect in every way! I had never left my pup before for a vacation so I was very nervous but she allayed all of my fears and Enzo absolutely LOVED her! He went on hikes and played at the dog park and got to snuggle with Wendy on the couch and in her bed... Which is definitely and favorite pastime of my sweet pup! The photo and message updates were wonderful too! She keep t me posted whiled I was so far away, it was just what I needed to relax and enjoy myself. I would recommend Wendy to anyone and I'm so thankful she watched Enzo, she's the best!
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Another great stay with Wendy! Molly came back exhausted from all the activity - she hardly got off the couch for two days :)
Huxley had another amazing stay with Wendy. He loves her so much! He has been acting really needy so it stresses us out to leave him. But every time we get to Wendy's house, his tail wags like crazy and he pulls me to her door. She loves him like her own dog, Riggins, and Huxley loves her back. Thank you for taking care of our boy.
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Another incredible experience with Wendy. My dog, Huxley, has been having some anxiety. As soon as we showed up to Wendy's house, his anxiety vanished and he could not stop wagging his tail. He had so much fun playing with all his friends and going on a hike. He came back home as a happy boy. Thank you, Wendy, for taking such good care of our sweet boy.
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Once again, Sadie had a super fun time with Wendy and the pack. They all enjoyed a great hike on a beautiful day, verified by the many pics I received to document their adventure. I never worry about Sadie when she's with Wendy. In fact, I'm jealous that they're having so much fun without me!
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Coco had the best time with Wendy! Our lab-shepherd mix can be shy and slow to warm to new situations, but she had an amazing time with Wendy and the other dogs in Wendy's care. She loved the hikes, and we loved seeing the pictures of her adventures. When we picked Coco up we got scrapbook-ready photos and a detailed report card. In the report Wendy told us everything about Coco's stay. We can't wait for Coco to hang out with Wendy again!
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Thanks again Wendy!!!!!! Looks like Nikko had a blast , and I was worry free!!! Thanks so much!!!
Best Possible! Wendy is awesome! She sent lots emails and pics. She takes the dogs hiking regularly. I could tell my dog Maggie was having a fantastic time!
As always, Wendy is absolutely the best!! She took care of my pup for a week and I didn't feel guilty at all. My pup didn't even look back when I dropped her off. When I picked her up she was happy to see me but I could tell she would have been happy to stay longer with Wendy and Riggins. Wendy takes great care of Monkey like she was her own pup.
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Wendy is amazing Sophia our little dog loves Wendy . Wouldn't leave her with anyone else !!!!!!! The pictures are amazing everyday we see Sophia ,she seems to love being there with all her dog friends!!!!:)))))
Once again, Wendy has outdone herself. Our dog Hank loves staying with Wendy and her dog, Riggins. She ensures the dogs get plenty of exercise and affection, both of which are really important to us as dog parents. She's reliable, responsible but most of all, she's a dog lover like us! We love Wendy and would fully recommend her to anyone looking for someone who's amazing with dogs!
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Nikko had a better vaca then I did!!! thanks again Wendy!! Loved all the pics and updates!,
Wendy is so amazing! She is highly recommended!! Happy and Sissy have been hanging with her and Riggins for a little over a month, She is able to board them when we are out of town and they also are regulars with daycare. She sends the best photos and we couldn't be happier that we found her. Thank you, Wendy and Riggins!
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Peace of mind is so hard to find but Wendy delivers everytime!!! It's so nice to be able to go away for a long time and know that your precious little ones are in great hands. Wendy is SO patient, caring, open and communicative - I don't know how we ever got so lucky to find her!!! She is spectacular!!!
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Amazing as always!!! I always feel guilty picking up the boys from Wendy's because I truly believe they love it there so much more!!!
Wendy is amazing, sweet, and great with Charlie- my crazy Jack Russell / Boston terrier mutt. I trust her with my fur baby, and have referred her to fellow pet parents. I love the pics that Wendy sent me of Charlie hiking and just having fun! She's accessible and friendly and just loves dogs!
Bonus- photo and report of Charlie and her daily activities!
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Wendy is awesome! I try to bring my puppy to visit her for a fun filled day at least once a week. Thanks to Wendy we have tons of photos of Hanna for our album. She always sends updates, texts of photos and reports on how her day went. After going through many other sitters, we have finally found the perfect match! We trust her completely when we are out of town. Our puppy looks forward to her visits and always comes home happy from long hikes, playing and an active day with Wendy!
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Thanks Wendy!! The report card and pics were great!! Looks like my dog had a better vacation then I did!! ;) Thanks, A and Nikko
Huxley had another incredible stay with Wendy. Words cannot describe what an incredible host and person Wendy is. Huxley (our black lab) means everything to me and although I wish I could take him everywhere, I know that it's not possible. I don't know what I would do if I didn't find Wendy. She cares for Huxley as if he was her own. I feel more comfortable when he's with Wendy than even my own family. I can see the genuine love she has for him every time we drop him off and it makes me so happy. I also have to hold Huxley back every time we get to her house because he wants to run up to Wendy to give her kisses. She sends us adorable pictures every single day and gives us a report card and photo when we pick him up (which I cherish). I love reading about Huxley's adventures while we were gone. He comes home exhausted because he hikes for hours with Wendy and plays with other dogs all day (which is his dream). Wendy also follows all my instructions in taking care of Huxley, like making sure he has his dental chew, vitamin, food, etc. which I really appreciate. Finally, she was so kind and understanding when Huxley scratched through her door to get to a possum that was outside. Anyone else would have been so angry, but Wendy was so kind with us and gave us an opportunity to fix it (even though she kept saying it was no problem!). Thank you again Wendy for taking care of our sweet boy. Please please don't ever leave DogVacay because we don't know what we would do without you!
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Wendy was wonderful, as always. This was a late change when our AC blew on a day we'd planned on being away, and we didn't want our pups getting overheated. Wendy watched them for the day and was very flexible on pickup and drop off times. As usual, both our pups came home happy and exhausted.
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Wendy is absolutely the best!!! She is so great about making my pup feel like she's at home and so loved. Wendy exercises Monkey everyday by taking her on hikes and parks and sends the best pictures of Monkey's adventures. At the end of the stay, Wendy provides a summary of Monkey's stay which really shows how much Wendy cares because she picks up on all of Monkey's behavior and nuances. Wendy further sends a link of all the wonderful photos. I honestly don't know what I would do without Wendy!! THE BEST!
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As usual my girl was WELL taken care of by Wendy! I received lots of GREAT PIX while she was being looked after and a framed picture as well as thorough recount of her activities with Wendy (which i LOVE) upon my retrieval of her. I cannot overstate how FABULOUS Wendy is!!!!
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Wendy was amazing with our dog Phoenix. Phoenix is a german shepherd mix who is also my newest service dog candidate. When my husband couldn't watch and train with her today we had to find something pretty last minute last night. Wendy is just minutes from where I work and was amazing to work with. At the end of the day I had tons of pictures, one printed on a beautiful card that will go to work with me tomorrow and stay on my desk. Wendy even gave me a print out run down of Phoenix's day. Wendy handled Phoenix great especially with her little bit of anxiety when I left. Wendy quickly got to know Phoenix and distracted her with wonderful pet friends to play with.
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Auggie enjoyed her stay with Wendy N and wants to visit again and again. Wendy N was extremely friendly and her professionalism was outstanding. As a very picky pet owner, I won't hesitate to call on Wendy N to help take care of my precious doggie. Thanks Wendy! Woof!
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Wendy is the best! The efforts that she takes to give our dog a fabulous experience are extraordinary. Hikes almost every day and dog park visits-our dog almost did not want to come home!
Wendy is beyond exceptional. Dolci LOVES her and is always happy to meet her new friends and be with Wendy. She takes her to all the great dog walks and dog parks in Los Angeles. Places we've never even heard about.

Wendy is very respectful of Dolci too, she is not a fast walker and get's tired fast. So she takes her later in the afternoon when it's cooler and let's her walk at her own pace, sometimes holding her own leash when it's safe for her to be trailing behind.

We get pictures everyday and at the end of the visit, Wendy hands us a typewritten page of all the activities they did and what the day was like. A mini-diary for Dolci. What a treat. Not every dog sitter does this. AND we get a framed picture to hang on our fridge. WENDY IS AWESOME!
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Once again Wendy is the best pack leader ever! Its clear our dogs are happy with all the fun activities.
Wendy is the absolute best!! Monkey is always excited about going to stay with her and Riggins. I never feel guilty or stressed about going on vacation because I know Monkey is having a great time hiking, playing, and cuddling with Wendy. The pictures I receive everyday is proof of how happy she is while I'm gone. The love and attention is evident in the report card she provides at the end of the stay.
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I think my pet enjoy his vacation more then i did. He did not want to come home after his vacation =). Wendy is a great photographer got tons of great new picture for my dog. Thank you Wendy for taking such great care of Sam
you can't find a better sitter then Wendy. She is great
Could not be more pleased with Wendy! Our 14 month old is used to a lot of hiking and I think Wendy was able to wear her out! Also having several dogs around was a big treat for our girl. Wendy's photo and video updates were the highlight of my day while I was on holiday. Now that we've found Wendy can't imagine using anyone else.
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Wendy and Riggins now watch 2 of our dogs and we couldn't be happier! Our dogs absolutely LOVE going over there - I actually feel guilty when I have to bring them home!
Wendy and Riggins are pure perfection!!!
Amazing as always!!!
Thanks for another fun day for Chloe! I swear she comes home smiling after spending the day with you and Riggins!
Sadie LOVES Wendy! This time when I dropped her off, she was so happy to see Wendy she could hardly contain her excitement. She immediately walked off with Wendy, and never looked back.
She has so much fun hiking, and came home exhausted. Thanks for another great stay Wendy!
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Another great stay! Wendy's the best!
This was our first time ever leaving our pup Sadie. We tend to be pretty overprotective and were very nervous to leave her. As soon as I met Wendy, I felt completely at ease! She is amazing with Sadie, and you can tell she really loves her work with all her pups. Sadie was well-exercised while we were gone and she had plenty of other fury friends to play with while staying with Wendy. Wendy's backyard is securely fenced with lots of shade and toys for the dogs. If you want 100% peace of mind while leaving your dog with a petsitter, look no further! Wendy is the best!
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Wendy is the best!
Wendy does such a professional job, plus she obviously loves dogs and treats them wonderfully. My dog went on a walk in the park which he enjoyed (Wendy sent pictures). He got along with all the other dogs.

Wendy sums this all up with a nice page of exactly what happened during the day - again with pictures.

I have tried both the less expensive and the slightly more expensive Dog-vacay dog sitters. I think the extra money is worth it. In Wendy's case, it certainly is.
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Wendy went beyond my expectations! Charlie, my beagle, can be a handful but Wendy was super professional about everything! They went hiking almost everyday and Wendy has a knack for capturing priceless moments of the pups! We even got a report card at the end of the trip with detailed descriptions of Charlie's everyday activities!
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We just picked Hank up from yet another weekend with Wendy, and as per the usual, Hank is exhausted, a little dusty (from all the ball playing and trail hikes) and totally elated.

Because of Hank's Labrador breed, he needs a lot of exercise and affection to stay happy and healthy - we are really stringent about the amount of exercise he gets during the week. As of now, Wendy's the only dogsitter who really gets that and is able to provide what Hank needs.

We LOVE Wendy, and Hank is always so happy to spend a weekend with her. She's fantastic about sending pics and videos of Hank so that we can rest easy, knowing he's safe and having fun. 11 stars for Wendy and her sidekick, Riggins!
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Zelda had loads of fun. She went hiking and played with friends all day long. Wendy also made sure she was getting enough rest.

We received updates of her adventures during the day. Wendy even gave us a lovely photo of Zelda to take home and a detailed report of her activities.

Excellent service!!! Thank you so much!
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Wendy is the best, stop sitting here reading reviews wondering if you should book her and just do it! We wish we lived closer so we could take our dog there for daycare as a special treat, it really is a vacation for him. We love knowing that rather than being cramped in some cage for god knows how long at a kennel, he's out hiking or cuddling in bed. Wendy sends so many pictures there's no question of what or how he's doing, it's the best.
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Our lab Kula had a wonderful weekend with Wendy. She was easy to communicate with, knowledgeable and clearly loves the dogs she hosts- all of which puts an owner at ease! She sent plenty of pictures and we could tell Kula was well cared for (not to mention having a blast). We would certainly not hesitate to send Kula to her house again.
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Once again, my dog Sadie had a FANTASTIC time with Wendy and her pack! She got lots of exercise outside and lots of cuddle time inside - a perfect combination! She always comes home a happy girl. Oh - and did I mention she absolutely adores Wendy? She squeals with delight when she sees Wendy so I never feel guilty leaving her. That's a huge relief for this dog mom.
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I wish it were possible to give Wendy 10 stars! We were SO pleased with her care of our very spoiled golden retriever. We were really nervous about leaving him because he's always joined us on vacations in the past. Our nervousness quickly turned to complete comfort as Wendy was absolutely wonderful about keeping us up to date with pictures and videos of Max. It was easy to see he was having the time of his life and had made himself right at home. He truly did have his own vacation full of new friends and fun activities. Wendy really cared for Max as if he were her own. I absolutely recommend Wendy without reservation!
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Wendy was referred to us by our dog walker and we couldn't be more pleased. She took great care of our miniature schnauzer Brandy for 2 nights. She sent tons of pics and videos of her adventures on multiple hikes and end of day cuddles. Highly recommend Wendy and Riggins
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Another fun weekend for Kodi at Wendy's. He really loves those day hikes and romp around time with all his new friends. I LOVE that he gets quite the work outs on his visits with her. And she sends dozens of photos! Kodi loves going to Wendy's. And we love sending him there!
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Wendy is the best. She is Shadow's 2nd mom. We love her.
Wendy was a terrific step-mom for our 9 month old goldendoodle, Kodi. We were only gone for a weekend, but she really provided a packed, full slate of activities. She sent photos throughout the weekend so we could be on the hikes with him. And provided a very detailed written account of his behavior, eating habits and general well being, which was terrific. I loved her account of Kodi's first encounter with horses on the trail. Wendy clearly knows how to handle dogs, and is quite organized with her daily planning and management. We feel confident Kodi was in good hands, and he'll be back for future visits. Thanks, Wendy!
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Above and beyond! I don't know what we would have done without Wendy's help!!
I can't tell you how happy I am to write this review!
We left our med. size labradoodle (therapy dog) with Wendy. Our dog had such a fun vacay!!! Wendy kept texting us these beautiful photos of all the great fun. Believe it or not, our dog always had this huge smile on her face! I thought our dog was not going to want to come home! (I think she liked it better at Wendy's house!)

We had a short list of things that we wanted Wendy to do, including brushing Bella, and Wendy was on top of it. (Some cute before and after photos showed Bella with wet, muddy feet from a hike through a creek, and then all brushed out and pretty)

Bella made lots of friends, and on the last day Wendy even delivered Bella to Petco for her usual bath. I later picked Bella up from the groomers so we could go on to do our pet therapy. Wendy is a godsend and we would definitely use her again!
Thank you Wendy!
Beth Bootzin
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Wendy is seriously the best dog babysitter in the universe. I can't really think of anything else to say. We love her. We love the pictures she texts us when we are out of town of our dog…..we laugh so hard at some of them. I feel like my dog comes home happier and better behaved than when we dropped her off. Thank you so much Wendy!!!!!
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Wendy was absolutely amazing! The time my dog and I had with her was one of the best boarding experiences we've ever had. During my time away she would send me cute pictures of my pet having lots of fun, which gave me a sense of security. You could tell that she really cared for the wellbeing of my dog through the detailed descriptions of him through texts, and the written report of how he did given to us at the end of the session. I would definitely recommend others to consult her, and for myself to contact her again.
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Third time with Wendy and Riggins and they were perfect hosts, as usual!
Wendy is the greatest! She took such good care of our puppy!
Chippy (our somewhat spoiled and very energetic little guy!) had a few play dates with Wendy and the pack leading up to our weekend trip to Colorado for a birthday party. He is a rescue dog with some issues trusting humans, although he loves other dogs.

Wendy took it slow with him and by the second visit, Chippy knew he could trust her and felt comfortable.
He spent the past weekend with Wendy, et al, while we went on our trip. He had such a great time and had tons of fun hanging out with the big boys (and girls!) and went on lots of exciting hikes! Wendy gives all the dogs such a great experience and I just love seeing all the pictures of the adventures. You feel like you are a part of the experience yourself. Some of the pictures Wendy puts together look like they should be in a magazine! You also get a thorough report card outlining your doggy’s stay. It really doesn’t get any better than this if you want a great experience for your dog. I honestly don’t know how she does it--- she manages these doggy parties with such ease and still manages to keep us all informed along the way.

Chippy was completely worn out when we brought him home yesterday after our trip… which I really appreciated since we were worn out TOO!!

We will definitely continue to go to Wendy for play dates and future trips--- Chippy is part of the “active pack” family now and he has made some really good friends. :) Thank you Wendy, you are so very much appreciated!
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Always the best! Love seeing my little gentleman have so much fun throughout the day via Wendy's regular photo and video updates.
Absolutely wondeful! Really wished we lived closer to Wendy and Riggins ..;) Always loving and accommodating!
This is the third time we left our Lulu with Wendy and this time it was for a full 2 weeks. My dog LOVES Wendy and Riggins. The moment we entered her neighborhood to drop her off, my dog recognized the route and started to get super excited. She ran into Wendy's house as if it was her 2nd home! At this point, I have no reservations leaving Lulu because I know she is in good hands. She is kept active with other dogs, she is treated with love and her quirks aren't misunderstood.

Thank you Wendy!
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We have kept our dog with Wendy N. a few times before and we will continue to do so - she is our favorite! Not only do we know that our dog is safe and excercised, but we know that he LOVES Wendy, Riggins and the rest of the crew.

We'd give Wendy 10 stars if possible, but for now, we're just glad Hank stays with her as often as possible. Two major thumbs up!
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It was clear that our Lola Bear loved her stay with Wendy! As the only dog in our home, we really appreciate the fact that she got to spend time in a pack and hang out with other doggies. Wendy clearly know how to handle dogs, exercises them really well, and has a wonderful backyard for the doggies. Lola came home relaxed and tired from all the hikes and playing, but in a good way! Wendy kept us updated with lots of great photos and texts throughout her stay too!
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Stellar care as always. Exercised and loved the heck outta Beaux with tons of great pictures to boot! Wendy is top notch doggy care all the way!
I highly recommend Wendy to!

This was the first time I have ever left my dog and I was very nervous. Wendy went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable sending me lots of photos and updates. She took awesome care of my dog and I will definitely use her again soon!
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Being a new and first-time dog mommy I'm currently experiencing an immense amount of feelings in the world of puppy parenthood, from worry to adoration to borderline obsession (with anything and everything Beaux is experiencing when I'm not around). Needless to say I'm a ball of emotions, nerves and questions about said emotions and nerves. Thankfully Wendy is such a pro with all things dog and dog's with high-strung parents (guilty).

Beaux's vacay started a mere three days after I adopted him, and Wendy was amazing at answering all my questions, talking me down when needed, and offering advice and suggestions regarding things I hadn't even thought of! On top of all that, she sent photos, videos, and updates daily and become so attuned to his quirks and attitudes she was able to help identify some triggers to behavior issues. Her end-of-stay report card and beautifully-crafted personal pic of my little gentleman was the cherry.

Cannot gush enough about how fantastic Wendy is as a doggy care giver, so much so that I will be hard-pressed to ever find someone I trust so implicitly with Beaux. Four paws up!
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Wendy is so incredible and I feel so lucky that I found her. She is seriously at the top of my list for things I am grateful for. My sweet boy, Huxley, had another amazing stay with Wendy. He adores her and has so much fun. I just picked him up and he is already sleeping because of all the hikes and playing. She send daily pictures and videos to my phone, which make me so happy! She also gives me such helpful advice, like getting a cooling vest for Huxley (who is a black lab and gets hot easily). She genuinely loves dogs and cares about their well-being. When she found out that Huxley is a picky eater, she gave me a bag of her dog's food so I can try it out and see if Huxley likes it!!!!! She is AMAZING and we love her!
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excellent...all the way around. She took care of our two Labs for ten days as if they were her own. Returned home to find them very healthy and stress free. Wendy is very easy to deal with and from my point of view a true dog lover.
Once again Wendy took EXCEPTIONAL care of my little girl. My girl was happy to arrive and not in a big rush to leave! i received the normal FABULOUS PICTURES and VIDEOS every day i was gone so there was no question what my girl was up to. And at the end of her stay I received a COMPLETE diary of everything that went on in my absence. I cannot recommend Wendy highly enough!!!!
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Wendy is the best!! This is the spot for your active dog! She takes your pup on cool adventures through Runyon Canyon and other cool LA Hikes. I think my dog has hiked more of Los Angeles than I have because of Wendy. We love having him stay with her because she always tires him out for the next couple of days! She also does this awesome picture gift at the end of the stay where she snaps a photo of him and makes a little scrap book page out of it. It is such a nice touch and so thoughtful. She also went out of the way to pick him up and drop him off (mind you we live close, so I am not advertising that she does this but she did because we are in the area) but we have used her lots and she loves our Romeo and he loves Wendy & Riggins and the rest of her pack!!
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If I could just find a babysitter for my kids that is as good as Wendy is for my dog I'd be all set. It's like a trip to Grandma's. He get's taken to fun parks, has lots of friends to play with, it's doggie nirvana! Plus she gives you pictures of your dog and a written out report about his stay. Too good.
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Absolutely above and beyond expectations. She not only gave our dog a party because it was her birthday, full celebration with fish treats, but she took her to a little lake and dog park too. We couldn't have been more pleased. Little did we know that we were giving our dog the best present ever :) A little mini vacation and visit with other doggie friends too.
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Our dog Gracie has just had her first visit at Wendy's and obviously had no time to miss us! She went on hikes, made new friends and came home in good condition and ready for a nap! From the moment we dropped Gracie off, Wendy made us feel absolutely confident that she loves what she does and has good instincts and knowledge about canine behavior and needs. She sent many entertaining and reassuring photos while we were away, and we look forward to an ongoing relationship with Wendy and her own canine "kids."
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Another amazing experience with Wendy! This time it was only day care but she went above and beyond during this short amount of time. My dog, Huxley, had so much fun all day playing with the other dogs and going on hiking adventures. When we picked him up, he literally passed out within 5 minutes in the car. She truly cares for your dog as if it was her own. I am so thankful I found Wendy.
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Wendy was fantastic! We weren't expecting it, but we got a detailed report of all that happened to our dog. He definitely had more fun with Wendy than he usually gets with us. We will definitely be using her again.
My Hanna always come home tired from a fun-filled day with Wendy and a tired pup is a happy pup! She is flexible and provides reports, photos/videos/blog updates on all the adventures with my 60lb lab mix. We have tried several sitters and Wendy is the best! She goes above and beyond. Our family, especially Hanna is so happy that we found her! I highly recommend her!
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this site won't let me use the stars but i give her 5 stars! wendy is great with my pups.
Our boy, June, was very happy during his stay at Wendy's house. When we went to pick him up, he was just coming back from his hike. He seemed very excited and actually wanted to go inside the house to play again. We actually have requested another reservation with Wendy in October. We highly recommend Wendy and her dog, Riggins.
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Just amazing! Like a dog vacation but better! She made Clover chicken and rice to soothe her tummy and took her to the vet when she had an boo boo.. Wendy even was able to drop her off at our house. She is the best find ever!
Once again Wendy went above and beyond our expectation taking care of our 3 year old lab/chow dog Odo. We returned from our trip late and she happily took Odo in for an extra night! We knew he was in excellent care due to the awesome photo updates Wendy sent us throughout our trip to our cell phones. He always comes back an even better dog when he visits Wendy and her dogs. Highly recommended sitter!
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i wasn't able to click on 5 stars but she is definitely worth all 5. wendy is awesome. she takes such great care of my pups and understands their quirks and needs. and she keeps them interested with fun hikes and activities. i know they like spending time with her too so i'm so thankful to have found her for when i need to have a dog sitter.
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Stop looking. I can't imagine anyone better than Wendy! I think my dog had way more fun with her than he ever does with me, and I will leave him with her every time I go away now.
Wendy!! What another amazing thing can I say about Wendy?? Not only has she become a great friend of mine, she has become Asscher's best friend ever!! Short story... my husband took Asscher to the dog park one day and Asscher (our golden retriever) saw Wendy's dog Riggins entering the park-- she went bananas!! Her day at the dog park turned into a search for Wendy and she wouldn't quit until she found her!! I use Wendy for daily day care (while I'm at work all day) and of course for overnights when we aren't around... she's the best!! I get constant updates with photos, videos and texts- I swear Asscher would rather be with her.... I can't say enough awesome things about her!
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Wendy is amazing and we'd absolutely recommend her to anyone with a dog (in fact, we already have!).

This is the first time we've looked for someone to care for Hank while we've been out of town, as we normally have a friend house-and-dog sit. Needless to say, we were a little anxious leaving our 90-lb Labrador Hank with someone we'd just met. However, Wendy's a complete natural with dogs and took such good care of Hank that we'd absolutely reach out to her again!

She kept us in the loop with daily pics and videos via text and then gave us a 'report card' with a summary of each day's activities at the end. We loved it all!

The dogs are incredibly active (hikes, runs, playing ball) which is exactly what we'd hoped for, since Hank needs the exercise to stay mellow.

Wendy utilizes excercise, socialization (dogs and people) and lots of love to provide a safe and really fun environment for the dogs. 5 stars all around!
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What can I say about Wendy that hasn't already been said by other reviewers. She is simply the best. Hands down. I love the daily photos that I get from Wendy (puts us at ease knowing our girl is having a blast with Wendy, Riggins and the rest of the gang), I love seeing how happy our girl looks in every photo (pooped pup = happy pup) and, above all, I love Wendy's approach to the whole process. She's organized, professional and puts the dogs first. It's not about how many dogs she can take on to maximize her profits, which, unfortunately, I've experienced with other hosts. It's about how many dogs she can take on without compromising the quality of care -- and the quality of care is top notch, judging from the happy smiles that I get from our girl. I can go on and on but I'll stop here. Thank you for everything! We'll see you soon.
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Loved her so was wonderful took care of Sophia so well so grateful we found her will always use Wendy!!!!!!!
I can't say enough about how great Wendy is! Our fur-baby LOVES Wendy SO much! It truly is a vacation for him and I feel so happy and rest-assured that he's in good hands! I usually feel a little guilty bringing him back home because I know how much fun he has with Wendy and Riggins!
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Monkey stayed with Wendy for a week while I was on vacation. It was the first time I didn't worry about her or feel guilty. Wendy sent me pictures everyday and kept me updated on her. I was amazed at how much fun Monkey was having. She was hiking, running, playing in water, and having an overall great time. I could tell by the pictures that Monkey loved Wendy and her dog Riggins. Monkey made herself comfy at Wendy's home and Wendy treated her as though she was every part of her family. I would definitely recommend Wendy and have already booked another reservation with her. She was extremely flexible on the drop off and pick up time. Wendy was absolutely great and I would 100% recommend her. I no longer have to feel bad when I travel because Monkey had the greatest time and Wendy was the best!!!!
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Wendy is amazing. She's incredibly dedicated to caring for all dogs. When we arrived, she had a great system for introducing our dog to the pack she had. She knows all of their personalities and needs, and is attentive to every one of them. She takes them out for hikes, walks and outings, and take time to relax with them too. Best of all, we got a ton of pictures and updates which we loved. Our pup was tired but very happy and clearly had a great weekend with Wendy. We highly recommend her!
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This was the first time I used a dog sitter and Wendy was amazing. Every day they were taken on an adventure which was nicely documented. I received regular updates with emails and photos. It gave me immense joy to see my dogs so happy and well cared for in my absence. I would use her again in a heartbeat.
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As always Wendy took such great care of our puppy son!!! We are super scared to let him off leash and she took him on a hike and he went off leash and did so good!!! We were so proud and surprised when we saw the pics! We love wendy and her services!! She always texts us updates and puts together a scrapbooked pic for us! She even sent us a mothers day picture update with our romeo which made being away... easier.
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I can't emphasize how PLEASED i am with Wendy!!!!!
My girl spent a couple of days and an overnight with Wendy prior to my 8 day trip. She had such a good time that i had NO worries while i was away. I received AT LEAST one group of photos every day and a classic video to boot!
My friends were AMAZED by the effort Wendy puts into her work....she obviously loves what she does.
While i have been to some of the places that Wendy took my girl i did not preserve the moment in pictures like Wendy did for me.
Upon my return i was given a complete history of my girl's stay with Wendy and some fabulous artwork with great pix attached.
She REALLY catered my girl and i will now leave her with Wendy whenever i have to leave her alone for an extended period during the day because it was such a FABULOUS experience for my her! I do not see how you could do better than Wendy if you want your family member given the royal treatment.
I CANNOT recommend her more highly.....
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Wendy is wonderful!! We needed a place to park our pup for 1 day while visiting relatives. Wendy was extremely accommodating, handling everything by phone and text, letting us drop off dog early in the morning and picking up dog late the same day (sorry we kept you up!). We received pictures and text updates through the day, and received treats and pictures of our dog to take home. Would definitely booked again with recommend Wendy.
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Wendy is really responsive and accommodating, and takes great care of my pup. She came back tired and happy! :)
Wendy is fantastic. Our dog shadow loves hiking with her and Riggins. And, we love all the notes and wonderful pics Wendy sends us home with. We're very happy to have found someone so great to watch our pup.
I cannot even begin to express how amazing Wendy is!!! My dog, Huxley, is my whole world and I get so nervous about leaving him for long periods of time. When I met Wendy, I knew instantly that he would be well taken care of. She is so kind and a true dog-lover. She is also incredibly responsible, organized, and professional. She sent me texts and pictures daily updating me on how Huxley was doing. I was on vacation, yet my favorite part of the day was Wendy's texts! She was soooooo gracious and accommodating of our crazy schedule. Huxley had so much fun with her and the other dogs! She took him for daily hikes and trips to the dog park...he came home and passed out from all the fun he was having. One of my favorite parts is that she gives you an adorable picture of your dog and a report card on how he did when we picked him up. I feel so lucky to have found Wendy!
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I had left my girl with Wendy for daycare once before and was very happy about how she treated my girl and cataloged the experience.
I just left her for an overnight and Wendy treated her, once again, as if she were part of her family. A great hike that was documented with many fabulous pictures was only part of the fun. I will be leaving my girl with Wendy for the week i am out of country with no hesitation as i know she we be very well taken care of......THANKS WENDY!
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i can't believe my previous reviews haven't posted. Wendy and Riggins are the best! I love getting updates of Dunbar's adventures with them and whether a pair with Riggins or in a pack, it is so nice for him to run around and learn from other dogs. I know he is in capable hands. We all know how incredibly important that is and I look no further than Wendy when my companion and I have to be apart.
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Another wonderful vacation for our dog Bongo. Wendy picked him up on Friday at our house and he enjoyed 3 days of playing. Wendy spoiled Bongo with 3 long hikes. He got to play with 2 other dogs and came home happy and tired. Wendy is awesome and every time Bongo stays with here we are pleased. We get lots of photos every day which is definitely a highlight. After we pick him up we get a full report and a cool scrap book photo. Wendy is the best dog sitter.
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wendy took such great care of my pups and i think they had a great time with her. she made them very comfortable and gave them lots of love while i was away!
Left my little girl with Wendy today as a test for my vacation next month.
Wendy is AMAZING! She kept me updated all day with photos while on their fabulous walk.
When i picked my girl up Wendy handed me a FABULOUS photo card attached to a COMPLETE rundown of the entire day. My girl was happy and worn out when she was retrieved!
I will be happily leaving her with Wendy for the 9 days I'm out of town!
THANKS WENDY!
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Wendy is simply the best thing to happen to dogs and dog owners since sliced bread. My wife and I had a vacation planned, and didn't know what we were going to do with our 3 little dogs. All varying degrees of personality. Hank the feisty 9 month old Lab mix puppy, Lester the adorable laid back love hungry Puggle, and Maisie the unpredictable yet sweet curmudgeon leader of the pack. We simply didn't think anyone could give them the attention and love we like to give them. We tend to treat our dogs like humans and we really wanted them to have that same treatment while we were gone.

Fortunately for us and the dogs, Wendy is a member of DogVacay, and she was available. I did an initial meeting to make sure all the dogs were on board with her great dog Riggins, and we were golden. Riggins clearly gave two thumbs up only after a couple minutes.

We dropped the dogs off the night before our trip, and laid in bed like any concerned parent, wondering how they would do.

It wasn't more than a few hours later at the airport that we started receiving pictures of the dogs running, playing, and hiking with Wendy, Riggins, and other dogs. We received pictures everyday, sometimes both morning and evening, of the dogs having a great time, funny messages from Wendy about how they were and pictures of them hanging with other people and kids. All our worries about them were gone, and we were able to enjoy our vacation as planned.

When we got back to pick up the dogs, Wendy had an amazing report card of the dogs stay. She also gave us a cute 5X7 of each dog, with a hand made picture frame for each. She really went way above and beyond.

Wendy showed our pups so much love and affection. She watched over them like her own, and that is an amazing quality that seems hard to find these days. We can't say enough about how great Wendy is for your dog, and highly highly recommend her for day trips or longer. She's worth her weight in gold.


Thanks again Wendy. You are the best, and I know the dogs will love to hang with you again.
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Wendy is simply fantastic. We dropped Romeo off at 8 am and she was ready for him to join the pack and had out on a daytime adventure. She sends us pics all day and sends us home with a sc rapbooked photo of our pupwpy son! That's the best part! We have been singing her praises and hope others use her services too. We used to send our dog to k9 loft for daytime puppy daycare but he always came home smelling so strong of other dogs urine and we hated that. He goes hiking all day with wendy and playing wiyh other dogs and he still smells clean! We are hooked on wendy!
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This is the 2nd time we used Wendy and she was great! She was able to accommodate us last minute and when Lulu was dropped off, she was excited to see her, Riggins and her other playmates for the weekend. From the pictures, videos and report we received, Lulu had a blast during her mini weekend vacation with her. I am happy to have found a dog sitter that I can trust and know will treat Lulu as her own. We will def be using her again in the future.
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I couldn't ask for a better dog sitter than Wendy! My dog Sadie stayed for only one night but it was action-packed! She had so much fun with Wendy and the other dogs she slept HARD the night I picked her up. She was truly happy, as anyone can see in the pics that Wendy posted. In addition, throughout the 2 days, Wendy sent me various pics and videos of Sadie so I had regular updates on how she was doing - and had no need to worry! I was in Vegas but I think Sadie had more fun than I did!
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Another wonderful dog vacay for Bongo. Wendy watched him for just over 24 hours and in that time he had two hiking adventures, play time with other pups and got totally spoiled as usual. She also was kind enough to pick and drop him off at our house. We love Wendy and she's by far the best dog sitter we have ever had. Bongo is always so excited to stay with her and comes back tired (which is great!). We will always pick Wendy first when we need a dog sitter.
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Omg. I am so happy and grateful we found Wendy.We had called many places and were so worried about finding the right place for our Romeo. Wendy was awesome. She did our meet and greet and spent about 30 minutes answering our questions and making us feel at ease about leaving our 4 legged son in her care. We are crazy about our dog. Jump in front of a train for our animal kind of crazy and I was able to relax and enjoy our time away from him knowing he was in the same hands as ours. Wendy was fantastic and sent us many picture updates throughout the day. She even made a scrapbook page for us and wrote up a whole page report card. My dog was safe, snuggled and loved without a doubt. We will forever use wendy at doggie vacay and refer her to family and friends for life. Thank you for loving and caring for our romeo. The best part besides pics and stuff was he came home exhausted!!! He was so active on adventures with wendy and the pack that he crashed the moment we got home. Thank u a million!!!!!
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Words are not enough when it comes to talking about how great Wendy was with our GSD, Vesper. Wendy took Vesper out for daily excursions and updated us with lots of pictures. I'm not sure if Vesper wanted to come home! :) We couldn't be happier with Wendy and we know Vesper feels the same! Two thumbs up and four paws up for Wendy!
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Wendy is fantastic! We got picture updates of all of the great hikes and dog park adventures and our dogs could not have been happier. She clearly loves dogs and it was so apparent that our pups were well loved and cared for while we were away. I can't say enough about her!
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We were out of town for just an evening but Wendy was nice enough to watch him for the short time. She woke up early to take him for a walk before we picked him up which was definitely unexpected but really appreciated. She always goes above and beyond with her care and is definitely the best dog sitter we have ever used.
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Wendy was absolutely fabulous with my Lab as well as my Corgi. They both stayed with her over night and they were clearly well treated. They got a ton of exercise and they were totally beat when they got home! (in a good way). She sent me pics throught the day to keep me posted, which was also greatly appreciated. Would definitely leave my dogs with Wendy next time I leave town.
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Wendy Newell combines total professionalism with warmth and savvy. It is clear from the moment you meet her that she really is like a animal behaviorist. She sent us great pictures of our dog playing with the other dogs staying with her, both at her home and on hikes which we all really enjoyed. Our family dog was with her for a week, and came home calm, happy, and well behaved. It was a totally positive experience.
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We love leaving Bongo with Wendy. He always has a great time and we know he is safe, happy and getting lots of exercise. Wendy takes him to the dog park or hiking every day and we get lots of great photos and updates which we love. She is very responsive and gives our dog lots of love and attention. We are so happy to have found Wendy and she is always our first choice for a dog sitter.
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I am very impressed by Wendy, My dog Sam instantly responded to Wendy and when I left Wendys house I felt that Sam was in excellent hands. Sam is the first dog I have owned and so I was concerned leaving him for the first time and
was pleased he did so well with Wendy.
I hope to use her services again!
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We got stuck on the East Coast for three extra days because of flight cancellations. Wendy was very accomodating of our delay. As always, she was a wonderful host for Dragon, and him being with her made the delay much easier.
Wendy is a great dog sitter. She takes the dogs on long walks in the canyons and parks around the area, which keeps them active and happy. She sends great pictures and sends home a report card of the dog's activities. I feel my dog is happy and healthy and on his own adventure when he stays with Wendy.
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Thank you Wendy! You really are the best! I never have to worry about Moo when I'm traveling! I know she's well taken care of! Thank you again
Wendy is amazeballs! I was apprehensive to leave Charlie with a sitter because the first time I left for a vacay- it was at a downtown LA cage free kennel for a 2 weeks, they told me that she was nippy with the care takers and had to be trained more before she could go back there. I felt like I, rather Charlie, was getting kicked out of school! Wendy made me feel at ease right away and was so patient with Charlie (and me)! I got lots of pics and videos several times a day of Charlie, Riggins, and any other dogs, hiking and having a good ol time! She answered my texts immediately and assured me that Charlie was behaving. Wendy is very thorough and at the end of my dog's stay, I got a report card, an Xmas card of Charlie with Santa, an Xmas Charlie ornament, and another printed photo of a happy Charlie on one of her many hikes! Charlie loves Wendy, and that's saying a lot because she does not like a lot of humans. I definitely recommend Wendy and Riggins!
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Wendy was great! She took great care of my pup and gave her lots of attention. The updates I received during her stay were much appreciated too - they made me confident that my dog was in good hands. :)
I've been using Wendy since July for daycare and the occasional overnight and I just can't repeat how AMAZING she is!!! My golden would literally rather be with her then me! This morning she wouldn't get out of bed and I mentioned Wendy and Riggins (her adorable pup) and Asscher popped up and headed for the door. She's so reliable and takes her on amazing adventures every single day. Hikes around Los Angeles, different dog parks…. yesterday she even baked them sweet potato treats. I get videos and pictures and she's even become a great friend! She's the best!! Thanks Wendy!! Oh, and the report card and beautiful printed picture I get is such an amazing touch. I wish I could go on adventures with them every day too!!
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As soon as we met with Wendy, we knew we’d be leaving our Lulu with her. She was prompt responding to our meet-n-greet request and with any other messages we sent her. As soon as you meet her, you immediately see her love for dogs and you know she will take care of your doggy like one of her own. We left Lulu for a week with her and from the very first night we received an update from Wendy. Every single day we’d get pictures, videos and a short note on how she was doing. Lulu had a blast on their daily adventures hiking and playing with Riggins and the other dogs she was dog-sitting. We did not want my dog sitting at home pining for us. Wendy kept them active and happy, it exactly the kind of dog vacay we wanted for Lulu. We plan to use Wendy again soon. We are relieved and happy to have found a dog sitter we can trust and that Lulu loves.

Also, the report card she provides detailing their adventures and the dog’s behavior during the trip was really helpful. Atop of all the pictures and videos, it really gave me great insight on how Lulu spent her time.
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The moment Mckenzie met Wendy and Riggins
she was comfortable. It's always difficult to leave
your pet but Wendy was awesome about keeping
me updated with text and pictures! She kept
Mckenzie busy with walks, hikes and swimming.
I was able to focus on work and not worry if everything was alright. This is invaluable to me. Now I can travel without worry, knowing Mckenzie will be well taken care of. Thank you so very much!!
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I would trust Wendy with Clover any time! Lots of hikes, trails, and pictures every day posting her outings... The best is the letter we get in her food container when we get her home. Wendy and Riggins are such a great find! I don't have to worry when we go out of town. No pet store stays for her ever!!
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Wendy is seriously the best. She is our go to person. I wouldn't say that we are looking for a dog sitter when we contact Wendy because he is getting to go on his own vacation when we is with her. He is such a happy, healthy, and well behaved dog when we get him back from his dog vacation. I don't want to brag too much about Wendy because we'd like to keep her to ourselves. Either way I would say book with Wendy and any worries you had about leaving your pup behind will be gone. Thanks again Wendy!
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We loved having Bongo stay with Wendy. He got to go on two hikes and a long night time walk which I know he loved. Usually he ends up staying at the person's home and I love that Wendy gets them out of the house and on adventures. My dog loves hiking so that was really great that she took him on a hike.

I got lots of pictures and a wonderful update with a printed photo at the end. She is very responsible and most importantly you can tell she loves dogs. We will definitely pick Wendy for our next dog vacay and feel very lucky to have found such a wonderful person to watch our dog.
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Wendy and Riggins are a great team! Chief always has a great time, and I know he is in good hands with Wendy!
Wendy is the absolute best! I'm so happy I turned to Dogvacay when a last minute trip left us wondering where the pup would go, because I'm pretty sure I found the best dog sitter in LA! We got tons of pics while we were gone and frankly there were times when we felt like Ike was having a better vacation than us. Over the course of 3 days he went to the dog park multiple times, Runyon, Elysian AND Griffith, and the best part is he was with other friendly pups the whole time. I can't recommend Wendy enough - she exceeded my expectations and I am so grateful to have found her. Ike came home with a picture and a cool report card, and he was happy and POOPED :) If you have an active fun-loving dog, look no further!
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Wendy and Riggins are so great! Chief can't wait to get out of the car when we arrive and doesn't ever seem to want to leave either! Wendy provides lots of wonderful updates, and is really flexible in terms of drop off and pick ups. Chief always has so many great adventures and I know he is in the best hands with Wendy and Riggins- they are the best!
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I Can't say enough about how absolutely kind, thoughtful, wonderful, energetic, lovely and happy Wendy makes my dog, Asscher and me! She always has a smiling doggy face when I leave her in the morning and can't wait to jump out of my car to start her day. In the afternoon when I pick her up, I literally have to drag her because she doesn't want to leave! Asscher has been Wendy's "day care darling" for a couple months now. Wendy is so reliable and really goes the extra step if I am slammed at work and can't pick her up, she'll drop her off at my house, and she even gave me some cookies she baked the other day. She also gave me wonderful advice about allergies and new food for my golden (she's a picky eater). She's my savior. I can enjoy my day at working knowing Asscher is loved when I'm not around to give her hugs. Thanks Wendy!!
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Wendy did an amazing job taking care of our lab Odo! My girlfriend and I needed to find someone to take him in for a week on super short notice and Wendy accepted the job right away! This was so reassuring and put our minds at ease. Especially after the meet and greet went so well with her dog Riggins.

Her place is a doggie paradise with a play yard out back, plenty of food and water stations, toys the works!

She was extremely thorough and addressed all of Odo's needs (Which is pretty much just to play ALOT). She took him to the park everyday and hikes with her other dogs. He was able to make friends with other dogs and she took some really great photos of him for us. She wrote us a really detailed report card of Odo's week while staying with her.

Wendy was the perfect dog sitter for us and out dog Odo, and we can't wait until he gets to go stay with her again.

He came back a changed dog thanks to herself and her dog Riggin's teaching how to be a part of a good pack!
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Wow, Wendy is the best! I am seriously picky about who I trust with my dog, and Wendy is amazing. It was so great to get the pictures and updates during the day- and it looked like Chief was having a great time and was much appreciated. I know Chief can't wait to go back! Wendy is fun, professional, and clearly great with dogs- I would recommend her without reservations!
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I don't want to tell people about Wendy, so we can keep her to ourselves! But she was great! We got married this weekend and I didn't have to worry about the babies at all! We got picture updates that eased my mind, even during this busy day! What a relief to just look at my phone and know Foxy and Peanut were happy. We got amazing report cards when we picked them up AND photos!! The dogs were calm and happy when we drove home. Which means they got love and exercise. What a perfect ending to my perfect wedding weekend!
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Absolutely wonderful!!! I got text/email updates of all their fun daily activities throughout the day so I was never worried that Dexter was bored and/or being neglected. Just awesome!!!
Wendy was great! She kept Lordy active and happy and we loved the daily picture updates. It was wonderful knowing he was in such great dog lovin hands!
Again, had a wonderful experience boarding Dragon with Wendy. It was a long trip and we got lots of pictures and reports about our puppy. And the picture/report of activities when we picked him up is the icing on the cake. A great sitter.
This was our first experience with Dogvacay and Wendy and we couldn't be happier. I searched for hosts in my area and after reading a few profiles, decided to send Wendy a request for a meet and greet. My fiancé and I have a pit bull mix and I was a little concerned we would not find a host willing to take her just due I her breed, though she is the sweetest dog ever. Wendy responded immediately and we quickly decided on a time to meet. When we got to her house we met Wendy and her dog Riggins. Immediately we felt comfortable with Wendy. She explained how everything worked and answered all our questions. We left Kona with Wendy for 8 days, the longest we have been away from her. Kona had a scratch on her neck that we had been treating and Wendy was more than happy to continue that for us while we were gone. She sent us multiple, wonderful pictures daily of Kona and her adventures as well as emails. We didn't think she would want to come home! Daily trips to dog parks and hikes were just what she needed. Wendy has even checked up on Kona and her scratches since we have picked her up. She is absolutely the best, so wonderful and we won't be leaving our dog with anyone else. Kona loves her and we do too!
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I can't imagine that it gets any better than Wendy - she and Riggins are just absolutely wonderful! Wendy especially takes a lot of pride in being a gracious host (as she should!), has a huge heart, and is tremendously caring! Dexter had a fun-filled, action packed weekend with them. I felt very much at ease knowing he was in good hands. Wendy was always available when we needed to reach out and the regular photo updates were very much appreciated! At the end of his stay, Wendy had all of his stuff ready to go and included a "report card", which summarized what they did over the weekend and included a link with even more pics! It was fantastic! What a nice touch - so thoughtful! We will definitely be calling on Wendy and Riggins again the next time we go out of town!
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Wendy is great and I would completely recommend her without any reservation!

When I first reached out to Wendy, she responded immediately and we set up a time to meet at her house. Her home is setup perfectly to host pups – she has a large, shaded, fenced in backyard and her home is 100% dog friendly. It was also immediately clear that she is a full on animal lover and connects with dogs easily… and her pup, Riggins, is the sweetest, most loveable dog! I was immediately convinced that my two shepherd mixes would be in good hands with her and Riggins.

Since our first meeting, I’ve left my two dogs with her twice and I swear it was like camp for them! She took them out for either a long hike or to a local dog park everyday and she kept me updated with various pictures and videos of them playing. In addition to opening up her home and loving my dogs like they were her own (which is paramount), Wendy also maintains a level of professionalism that I sincerely appreciate (i.e. promptly returning emails, letting us know what other dogs are staying with her, etc.)

Needless to say, I plan to leave my dogs with her again!
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As usual, Wendy was fantastic with my baby Shug! She sent me daily texts and pictures and took my dog on lots of adventures! It's nice to have someone look after your dog that really cares!
Wendy has changed my life! I know that sounds extreme, but it's true. Admittedly, I'm a total worrier when it comes to my Chloe. She was very sick when she was a puppy and I almost lost her, so now I am very careful and over protective with her.

There have been times when I didn't go out of town on a vacation because I couldn't find a friend or family member who could take care of her in their home or mine. I don't feel comfortable boarding her.

Wendy treated Chloe like her own family! She gave her love, attention, cuddles, exercise, and pampering. Chloe is only 6 lbs and is so short that she can't get up and down off of any furniture by herself. She LOVED playing with Wendy's dog Riggins who is quite a bit larger than tiny Chloe.

I trust Wendy implicitly with my "baby," and I now have a place for Chloe to stay when I'm out of town where my mind can be at ease, so I can enjoy my vacations!

Thank you Wendy!!
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Wendy is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! This is my golden's 2nd week with her at daycare and she comes home so happily exhausted. Wendy took her to the pasadena dog park to run around, Silverlake dog park and she plays in her little kiddie pool in the afternoon. i get tons of adorable pictures too!!! The last two days Wendy was unable to care for her at daycare so she came over to my house, took her to the dog park, kept her company and put some veggies in my fridge that were delivered to my door. She is so amazing- I can't thank her enough. Oh, and when I pick her up in the afternoon, she doesn't want to get in my car!!! Thanks Wendy!!!
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Wendy is AMAZING!!!! So so so so so amazing!!! I get super cute photos and texts all day long and she takes her on so many fun adventures each day! First day was a hike on Runyon, second day dog park in Pasadena, third day La Canada park, next day Silverlake dog park and hike! She's happily exhausted and gets to play in her kiddie pool in the afternoon to cool off... she doesn't want to come home!! I use Wendy for daycare while I am at work and I can't tell you how happy I am knowing my sweet golden retriever is happy when I'm away. I almost don't want to give her such praise because I'm scared she'll get so busy she won't be able to fit me in! Thanks Wendy!!
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Dragon had such a great time over the weekend. Wendy took him all around, and made sure to keep us in the know with pictures and videos. He had a little problem with his eye that required a vet visit while we were away. Wendy took care of the whole thing--the process couldn't have been smoother. We loved having Dragon stay here, and will be sending him back for sure.
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Wendy was great with Bud, yet again! She gave him lots of attention, took him on multiple hikes, and sent us plenty of pictures.
Wendy made my dog clover at home and showered her with love. She sent pictures every day to us and reported her day. I loved that she made a Mother's Day card and a report card from her stay. I would definitely use her again!
My almost 16 year-old Buddy absolutely loves Wendy and her sweet dog Riggins! He feels right at home in their comfy, dog-friendly house and loves exploring the backyard - which puts me at ease (I confess I'm a nervous/over-protective dog mom).

Wendy is extremely attentive - which was particularly important during Buddy's stay because he's recovering from Vestibular Syndrome.

I won't hesitate to leave Buddy with Wendy again - it's the next best thing to home!
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If Morgan, our standard poodle, could speak anything but dog, he would say that although he knows we love him and he loves us, he considers Wendy and Riggins his best friends. Going to Wendy's for a day or weekend is like going to a sleep over filled with a ton of fun activities with your best friends. We are never worried because we know how much she cares. That peace of mind is irreplaceable as Morgan is like our child! Thank you Wendy for taking care of our baby as though he were yours!
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Wendy was more than we could have hoped for in a host. We had booked a somewhat last minute getaway and was scrambling to find a host for our precious pup. Contacted several hosts who did not respond but Wendy responded within minutes. We set up a Meet-n-Greet for the next day. Wendy had us meet in the back yard so our dogs could get acquainted. She was great with our pup (Lousy) from the beginning. Lousy even started off playing with her dog (Riggins) right away. Instant friends and truly reassured us we found the right host for our Lousy. Everyday throughout our trip she sent us picture text, videos and updates on how he was doing. I swear he may have had a better vacation than us. I must also add the photos she sent were stunning. We arrived back home late and was able to pick up Lousy. She was so helpful and understanding how tired we were from the plane ride and had all his stuff ready to go. She also wrote the sweetest letter about Lousy along with pictures of his own vacation. He was happy to see us but I am sure he misses his home away from home. Wendy even uploaded all the photos of Lousy for us to see. I am always protective of our pup and feel completely relaxed/safe leaving him in the wonderful hands of Wendy. I highly recommend your book your dogs vacation with her now.
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We had an excellent experience with Wendy and Riggins. Wendy texted awesome pictures of our dog Miles to us during the day - Miles's face had a smile so big, I know that he was well taken care of.

Miles was so tired out after we took him back home - a sign he had a great time. Thanks Wendy, we'll definitely be back to have Miles stay over and have fun with Riggins!
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Wendy was great! She was daring enough to care for our 6 month old labrador puppy while we went on a ski trip. She took the dogs hiking, walking and played at the dog park. We received frequent updates with pictures so our kids could see that Snowbell was having as much fun as they were. I have already recommend DogVacay to several people at work, and will definitely use Wendy in the future.
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Wendy was absolutely fantastic! I needed someone last minute and Wendy responded quickly. Originally, we had selected another host but that didn't work out. Wendy was flexible in fitting Bud in for a few days. Upon arrival, she gave us a tour of her home, which is decked out in dog friendly beds and areas along with a great back yard. Most importantly was her dog, Riggins, who greeted our Bud. They were playing in no time.

Throughout each day, Wendy sent us text and/or email photos and updates which provided great piece of mind. She gave Bud lots of attention and was sensitive to his potential need for a cone due to a recent operation. Wendy was particularly good in making sure Bud got lots of exercise, taking him for walks and hikes on and off the leash- which is essential for big dogs like our Boxer.

Upon pickup, Wendy debriefed with us and provided a report card with plenty of notes about the past few days. She even gave us some harness recommendations.

Given Wendy's flexibility, accessibility, and most of all expertise as well as love for dogs, I would definitely have her host Bud again.
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