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Shannon F.

42 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Shannon's Resident Pets

Miniature Schnauzer
4 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Shannon's Apartment

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

About Shannon

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your four legged kiddo gets to play freely in a gated lawn and I live within walking distance of the beach, in-case they love to paddle.
I love all kinds of dogs, and so does my girl, Lucy! I work from home so I can take your pet any day. Your family member will get long walks, lots of play time and a new best friend.
I have a car so emergencies will easily be handled. I'm a skilled trainer as well, so perhaps they may even come home with a new trick or two!

**Note** If your pet stays over night, complimentary pick up and drop off will be given, as well as, training if needed.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Shannon F.

42 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shannon's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$40 /hour
$15 /bath
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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42 Reviews
Shannon was a fabulous host for our yellow lab, Marlowe. She was extremely responsive from the time we initiated the meet-and-greet until he was dropped off after his stay. This was the first time we left him in a non-family or friend's home overnight and we were a little nervous. Shannon made us feel comfortable by sending photos and updates that showed us she was in tune with how Marlowe was adjusting and responding accordingly. We are so excited to have found a new friend for Marlowe.
This was our first time using Dogvacay and Shannon and Mike were amazing hosts! They were extremely responsive, accommodating to our last minute travel plans, and sent photo/video updates every day, making us feel comfortable that Teddy was in good hands while we were away.
Shannon was amazing! I loved the photos and videos, they really made it easier to be away for so long.
Shannon and Mike were awesome hosts. My pup came back tired and happy, and I got lots of sweet photos to keep my mind at ease while I was traveling. Would recommend!
My dogs love Shannon, and she always keeps me informed with pictures and videos. She's a great dog host!
We had a very good experience with Shannon and we will definitely use her again! After our initial meet-and-greet we felt confident that our dog would be in good hands. Shannon sent daily updates that put us at ease, knowing that our dog was relaxed and happy in her home. We are happy to recommend her.
I love that Shannon and Michael are so close by, and always so available. Daisy thinks of them as "family" and is always happy to go see Auntie Shannon and Uncle Michael!
Shannon and Michael are two of the kindest people I have ever met! Daisy loves to go visit them, and they always send the cutest pictures & videos.
Shannon and Mike are extremely accommodating. I really appreciated the curbside service!
This was our first time using Shannon and we were very pleased. She and her husband along with their dog took good care of our dog. We were gone a week and Shannon sent photos each day which we really appreciated.
Shannon was so helpful! I needed someone to watch my puppy on short notice, and she was totally willing and flexible! Will definitely be going back to her for repeat business in the future!
Shannon was excellent with our dog Jake! He is rarely left with anyone outside of family members. I was out of the country for a week and she sent multiple pictures throughout Jake's stay and was very accommodating with pick up and drop off. I I will definitely use her again and would recommend to anyone. Thank you again Shannon!
Shannon took wonderful care of our dog while we were away and we really appreciated the care Shannon took to send us daily updates and to check-in with us even after our pup came home. Thank you, Shannon, for making her first DogVacay a great one!
Shannon was great, and this was the second time we left our dog with her. He came back happy and healthy. Thank you!
This was our first time using DogVacay and we were very pleased with the entire experience. We did a meet and greet the weekend prior and Shannon made sure that we felt comfortable with her, Michael and their dog Lucy. The photo and video updates helped quell any anxieties we had and it was nice to know Winston was having fun. It's really great to be able to leave Winston in a home-like environment with great people where he'll get the same attention and care that he gets at home. Winston came home tuckered out and happy, which is always a sign of a good time! Thank you Shannon, Michael and Lucy!!
Shannon was a wonderful petsitter, super conscientious and very responsible. It was me who was the wreck when I left them, so she was kind enough to send lots of pictures and videos of my two dogs playing, napping, and generally having fun. They seemed totally well adjusted after I picked them up. Thanks, Shannon!
Shannon and her husband were really great with our pup, Lucy! They were very accommodating, considering it was a last minute request, and that our pup was sick.
Shannon goes the extra mile! My dog was so happy.
The dogs just love Shannon. They had so much fun they were almost sad to come home! She sent pictures every other day. She's the best!
I took my dog to Shannon for daycare. We had a good meet and greet, and Aedy seems to like being there already. Aedy has anxiety and Shannon and Michael have created a good environment for her. Thank you!
Vinnie our 13 year old Corgi loved Shannon. Shannon was extremely accommodating and did a great job keeping us informed of how he was doing.
I have never felt more comfortable leaving Daisy with a sitter than I did with Shannon. Shannon seemed to intuitively grasp that Daisy is a sweet, fun-loving little princess! It was such a load off my mind that I could go out of the country and know that Shannon would be able to let Daisy walk and play safely, with that perfect blend of independence and supervision that she needs. Daisy is on a special diet and twice-daily meds, and she got every dose on time. Most importantly for me, being so far away, was getting the daily updates, pictures and videos. I am thrilled to have found Shannon! I can't say enough good things about her!
Shannon was a wonderful caretaker for our 6 month old Lab mix pup. He can be a handful sometimes. It was clear that he was happy and well cared for. He came home tired and calm. We are so grateful for Shannon's care.
Maddie had a great time. Great pics and very accommodating - thanks!
Shannon and Michael were flexible and accommodating. Thank you!
Shannon was terrific. She was very accommodating with scheduling a meet and greet, our drop-off time, and our pickup. She sent photos every day. And our dog came home happy and healthy. We couldn't have asked for more.
Shannon was great! It was a short trip, but she sent updates, with pics, everyday the monsters were with her. Plus, she was able to pick them up and drop them off, which made my life that much easier. It's clear she loves dogs and I would let the little guys stay with her again.

This reservation was for an add-on to a stay due to our travel being delayed. Shannon was totally understanding and helpful in arranging. (See other review for detailed praise ??).
Shannon was an amazing host to our dog, Reuben, while we were away! She was easy to communicate/coordinate with. Super fast at responding and understanding when we had to reschedule a meet'n'greet at the last minute. She sent us pics and videos and Reuben seemed to be happy and content. He certainly arrived home in good spirits and even got a special treat from the Easter Bunny, courtesy of Shannon ?? also, pick up/drop off service is SO helpful! Finally, Shannon was very understanding (and efficient/helpful about changing reservation) when our travel plans were delayed and Reuben had to stay an extra night. We will definitely call The Dog House for future boarding!! Thanks again, Shannon!
Shannon did such a great job with Koda, she took him on a long long walk and he had tons of fun. She is very kind and I felt comfortable leaving Koda with her. Would definitely recommend!
Shannon was a wonderful host for my dog. She was very flexible with drop off and pick up times, and quick to respond. I appreciated the picture texts and update throughout the stay. Would definitely use her again!
Dakota had a great little vacation with Shannon and I'll definitely call on her again!
Shannon was our first experience with Dogvacay, and a wonderful host. Our dog does not do well at kennels, so we were thrilled that she was able to stay in a comfortable home while we were away. Shannon sent us pictures and status updates daily; we saw how well she was getting along with her host family and their pets! We were confident our dog was in great hands and would definitely use Shannon again. We highly recommend her!
Shannon was great. I received pics and updates and felt my dog were safe with her. They came back exhausted
Shannon was wonderful! Very accommodating and sent lots of updates!
Terrific communication and very reachable. Shannon sent me pictures of my little Hank daily and introduced him to new toys. Would highly recommend and use again if I was in the Chicagoland area.
Shannon is obviously a caring and loving pet owner. My dog, Akbar came back happy and healthy... like he had been to summer camp. Shannon was kind enough to send me texts and photos of Akbar while I was gone since he is a puppy. I would recommend Shannon to any one. I totally trust her!
Shannon was a fantastic host for Jasper. She was very flexible with our constantly changing schedule as we prepared for a move. We will definitely use her again.
Shannon provided both dog boarding and cat sitting over the long weekend. I received regular check-ins (as well as adorable photos) and came home to happy, healthy animals! Vacation is much more relaxing when you have someone taking care of your pets that you can count on. Thanks again, Shannon :)
Great experience! My dog took to Shannon right away and clearly had a great time at her place - Baker even tried following her down the street after being dropped off! Very responsive and easy to contact.
This was our favorite home away from home for our dog yet! Shannon is warm, caring, honest, and attentive. She was great about sending a picture/video each day and even had fun teaching Clarence a new trick. We are so grateful for her awesome hospitality!
Shannon was wonderful! She was easy to communicate with, professional, and very sweet! She sent pictures of the dogs during their vacay, which were adorable. And the dogs really liked her. She even sent us home with a bag of homemade dog treats!

I definately recommend Shannon, and will be calling her again!
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