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Samantha D.

1 Review
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 51 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Samantha's Resident Pets

Pit Bull - Bull Terrier
1 yr 6 mo old

Samantha's House

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

About Samantha

14 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I are life-long animal lovers that recently moved to South Bend with our fur-baby, Kenzie. We were her foster family and just couldn't bear the thought of giving her up, so now she is stuck with us! She loves to play with any and all dogs, and we know she would love to have a doggy sibling, but since we aren't able to adopt a second dog right now, we'd love to spend time spoiling yours!

I am a student at Notre Dame and have a very flexible schedule so our pup (and yours) never has to be alone for more than 4 hours. A typical day usually includes a morning walk, alternating napping and playing throughout the day either inside the house or in the fenced yard, then an evening walk and more playtime until bed. Extra perk - since we just moved to the area and hardly know anyone yet, we rarely have plans other than to hang out at home spoiling Kenzie. Extra perk #2 - our downstairs has no furniture yet, so there is a large room for pups to run around in on bad weather days!

We truly treat our pup as part of (really, the center of) our little family, and we would be more than happy to welcome your pup into our home as well.

*We prefer to meet you and your pup before we pet-sit, but can waive that for special exceptions.
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Samantha D.

1 Review
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 51 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 27, 2017


Background Checked
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Samantha's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Samantha's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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5 Testimonials
Sep 2016
Samantha has been an animal lover her whole life . She has been taking car of animals ever since she was a little girl and loves them all. She is compassionate, caring and will give your dog plenty of love while taking care of it. I would not heistate to have her take care of your dog while you are away . It will become part of her fur family !
Sep 2016
Let me start by saying that if I had children I would trust Samantha with my children, but for now she just looks after my four-legged children when I am away. She is kind-hearted, smart, responsible and treats your animals like she would her own. With over 20+ years experience with not only dogs and cats but also large animals, Samantha is more than qualified and you can rest assured knowing that your animals are in the right hands. My favorite part is that she sends updates and pictures of your pets while you are away. I don't have enough great things to say about her, go to Samantha for all your pet sitting needs and know that they will be cared and loved for while you are away...Brody and Hudson miss you!
Sep 2016
Samantha is an animal lover through and through. Over the past 21 years of friendship I have witnessed her passion and dedication towards animals including horses, birds, turtles, and of course dogs and puppies. Samantha has always opened her home to animals in need, often fostering and helping to place rescue puppies with forever homes in addition to providing the best care possible for her own pets. My two dogs absolutely love her and I can assure you that yours will too. Samantha is an excellent pet sitter and will truly make your dog(s) a part of her family while you are away.
Sep 2016
Samantha has been one of my best friends for over 7 years, we have been through thick and thin together; there are not many other individuals I would trust anything in my life with but she is one of them. Before I met Samantha I would have characterized myself as a big pet and animal lover, well she has shown me up, she is the greatest animal and pet lover I have ever come in contact with and she exudes that everyday. She is fully invested in every animal she comes in contact with and loves them for their unique characteristics, appearances and personalities. She will invest all of her into any animal put in her care and love them like her own without a moment hesitation.
Sep 2016
Samantha loves animals than any person I've ever met. She treats animals with the same care and attention most people reserve for their own children.
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1 Review
Auggie had a great time with Samantha and Kenzie! Samantha was really easy to communicate with and kept us updated on how Auggie was doing. We would definitely have Auggie stay again if we are back in town!
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