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Sonia V.

42 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Chihuahua, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Mastiff, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Vizsla, Cockapoo

Sonia 's Resident Pets

Shetland Sheepdog
3 yr 5 mo old

Sonia 's Townhome

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

About Sonia

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to the Paw Ark!

Dogs just wanna have fun! I live near two great parks & have a big back courtyard. Plenty of treats and hugs!! Doggies must be small - med. size (50 lbs. max.) Plus...DV Dogs sleep in my bedroom. It's just like slumber party for dogs! I'm available for the following: THANKSGIVING WEEK & DECEMBER 15, 2016 THRU JANUARY 12, 2017.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL FOR (2) DOGS with MIN. 5 DAYS/NIGHTS OR MORE OF BOARDING: FIRST DOG: $35 day/night. Each additional Doggies: $25 day/night

We provide DOG DAYCARE (a flat fee - $35) when coupled up with BOARDING, unless otherwise prearranged by the DV Host.
Drugs/Injection Services: $5 daily flat rate per dog.
CAT CARE: $15 Per visit at your home only.
Please schedule a Meet n Greet (Required for all DV Guests) today!

Pawesomely yours,
Sonia V.
Dog Vacay Host
MHS Certified Dog Trainer

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Sonia V.

42 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Free Cancellation within 24 hours
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 4, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sonia 's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sonia 's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$25 /bath
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42 Reviews
Leo had the best time wth Sonia! He came home relaxed and happy :)) she had a very warm energy and the dogs love to be around her mom also. Very loving home!
I have been going to Sonia for over a year. She is absolutely the best dog sitter I've ever had - attentive, responsive, and gives the dogs lots of love and exercise. It puts me and ease knowing that my pup is in her care while I'm gone.
Sonia was wonderful. Our dogs loved her and seemed to have a great time. She texted us photos throughout their stay so we could have peace of mind that they were safe and happy. I would definitely book with her again.
Excellent job
Terrific, always have peace of mind when Sonia watches Lana
Great stay for Lana
Great job
Great stay, our cat Lana is very grateful
Very paw-fessional!
Great once again!
Excellent stay!
Sonia was amazing, our cat Lana was in excellent shape and good spirits when we returned from our trip.
Sonia was amazing! We had a nightmare scenario with another host we booked. We had tried earlier in the week to arrange a meet and greet but that fell through. So the only time we could meet up with the original host was the morning of (and we were trying to catch a flight). We showed up at the location only to realize that this person wasn't answering their phone at 730am for our prearranged drop off time.

Of course we were in crisis mode at this point, going through all of our options. We contacted Dogvacay and told them what had happened, and that we need to catch a flight in the next hour. They were super helpful in sending out emergency requests seeing if anyone in the area could help us. Luckily, Sonia came through and responded right away! She's a life saver!

She sent us lovely pictures of Mia while we were on vacation. We are so grateful she responded on such short notice.

Highly recommend!
Responsive and did a great job. Sent me updates
Sonia was great! She clearly loves dog, and did an excellent job explaining her experience, and the accommodations for our dog (Potato) during our meet and greet. She was also very communicative, sending us frequent pictures and updates so we could see how Potato was doing. We will definitely be using Sonia again, and highly recommend her to others!
Sonia is excellent! She is so helpful and attentive. She thought of everything before our dog George went to stay with her, and kept us informed through his entire visit.

At five months old, I was nervous leaving my puppy for the first time. But her knowledge, expertise and caring demeanour took my worries away. am confident he was in the best hands and would recommend her for everyone.
Sonia was wonderful!
First, she was flexible with pick up / drop off times.
Second, she was very patient with me, answering all of my questions and concerns (since I have never left my dog with a dog sitter before).
Third, she was very proactive with communication, telling me exactly what to expect as well as sending me pictures every day.
Lastly, she was very friendly and easygoing -- a pleasure to talk to!
Thank you Sonia, we will definitely be requesting your services again!
My dog was taken care of, but I felt like Sonia was short with me when it came to chatting on the app. It seemed like she was mad about something. She also never told me that my dog wasn't eating much while she was there. I had to find out from my friend. Updates were infrequent so I have no idea if other weird things were going on that I could have helped with.
I'm so grateful for Sonia's help! I had a friend able to look after my 4-month old pup for part of a bucket-list trip to India, but was struggling to get cover for the remainder of our time away. Sonia was able to look after her, and I picked up a happy pup upon my return, with all of her things carefully packed. A couple of hiccups with timing and logistics were overcome, though time zones and phone coverage while I was travelling weren't so amenable to quick solutions. All in all, very thankful Sonia was able to help my husband have our first post-puppy vacation!
Sony did a great job taking care of my little guy. When I picked him up, it was obviously very happy and had a great day with Sony and her crew of pups.
Sony, was great! We had a last minute trip come up and she was very accommodating...especially when traffic held us up for hours and we only arrived back in the city past 11pm!
Sony was helpful, kind and responsive! My pup had a great day with her and her dogs. Thank you!
I am very happy with the attention Lana received from her in-house visits, and I appreciated the text/photo updates to ensure she was doing well!
Sonia is the best! We are returns customers and Thompson loves his friends there.
Sonia is the best! Thompson loves it with her and her dogs!
Thompson loves going to Sonia's and we are return customers because we are so happy with her care. She has years of experience with dogs, quick in responding, and flexible about drop off and pick up.
Sony was very attentive and professional. She sent us a ton of pics and gave us updates of how our dog was doing. My Tobie made a new friend and it seemed like he had a lot of fun with Sony. I'd definitely recommend her!
Ricky and Ozzi had a great stay with Sony and her pups for an overnighter. We received lots of pics of happy dogs and knew they were in good hands!
Sonia was an amazing host. Our dog Thompson had a great weekend. We booked at the last minute, received pictures throughout the trip, and she was flexible about the pick-up. She even taught us how to get Thompson to eat better! I'd recommend her to anyone.
Very good stay!
Sony was very professional, reliable and really helped me put my mind at ease while on vacation! She has a great personality and truly loves animals. During my trip I was pleased to find text message confirmations of her daycare as well as pictures of my Lana! I am happy to have found a reliable host for my future trips.
Sony was very responsive and accommodating and I think Boomer had a great time on his Vacay.
Excellent and highly professional She seems to genuinely love dogs and knows what she is doing.
Sony was great, Barkley had a great time. Lot of of updates and pics throughout the stay. Thanks!
Oscar always comes back home happy and healthy My wife and I will continue to reserve DogVacay with Sony. Oscar's second home, thanks again for hosting him
Nice pictures and responsive. However, Sony cut Luna's nails without asking me. She cut them very short and they bled a lot when we got her home and gave her a shower. This must have been extremely painful as almost every one had the nerve cut.
Our Oscar had a great experience with Sony. She is reliable, trustworthy and loves dogs. Her place is welcoming. We got daily updates & pictures of our dog. He was always happy with others dogs. We highly recommend Sony
Sony was very accommodating of our last minute reservation request, and took great care of Chandler! The frequent photo updates were much appreciated. Thanks Sony!
Absolutely wonderful - she was careful to make sure the personalities of the other dogs would work in her home. I got updates every day, and Tonka was clearly happy and engaged (and LOVED being able to play with other well-mannered dogs). Sony also had a magical touch - T instantly responded to her calming presence. At our meet-up, Tonka was patiently sitting in front of her, right away, waiting to see what the plan was. Just the sweetest acceptance - which speaks to how dedicated and lovely Sony is! Good vibes, carefulness, easy happiness. I feel SO lucky to have found her here!
Sony is the best!! Maxwell was taken care of like a member of her family. She sent frequent pics of him romping around with some of the other dogs, and provided updates as well. You can tell that the dog'a welfare is her primary focus. Maxwell enjoyed his Christmas holiday with Sony, and hopes to stay with her again very soon.
I was a little frantic and stressed out about finding a babysitter for my furry children, one is insulin-dependent, and the other is geriatric, but Sony did a fantastic job, and I highly recommend her.
Sony was very responsive and sent us many great pictures of Nikki! It was easy coordinating with Sony. She seems to have a very loving passion for dogs.
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