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amber r.

28 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

amber's Resident Pets

ramona
Jindo
Female
15 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

amber's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture

About amber

21 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
i will treat your dog with love and kindness and yet be careful to continue good training behaviors. i provide discounts for extended stays; please contact me for further details. i work from home, so will give your pup lots of personalized attention. many friends have told me countless times that i should start a dog training business, remarking on how comfortable, calm and happy their dogs have been while in my care.

while with me, your pup will receive at least three walks a day, outside and supervised time in the fenced back yard, and will get to meet my chickens (which have their own safe, dog proof enclosure).

my own 16 year old dog is pretty smart in dealing with a variety of temperaments. she is calm and quiet.

i have a small, medium and large dog crate available, if you feel your pup needs to be crated for any reason. otherwise, they will be free to roam in my house during their entire stay, as does my own. ;-)

one of my best friends is a professional dog groomer, charging from $35 for small pups for a full wash and groom to $50 for large pups. she owns The Pooch Parlor. i love the work she does. she also offers just small jobs like getting nails clipped for only $10 and $25 for bath and nail. while your pup is with me, i would be more than happy to schedule an appointment on your behalf and take your pup to the groomers.

i keep my home clean and free of toxic chemicals and scents. i use chemical-free cleaning products to ensure your pup a safe and healthy stay.

prices can be adjusted for half day visits (up to 5 hours; $18), extended stays/visits ($32/night for 4+ nights), and multiple dog families ($25/night for each additional dog).
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

amber r.

28 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At amber's Home
$36 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At amber's Home
$24 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$12 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Grooming
$35 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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28 Reviews
Amber was great with our dog Mickey. He felt right at home with her and as you fellow dog owners know, that makes going away much easier! She was very accommodating and sent pictures each day. We look forward to having Mickey stay with Amber again.
I was scrambling very last minute to find someone to watch my 8 month old pup when google results lead me to Dogvacay, and after reading Ambers reviews I set up a meet-n-greet.
At first I was concerned with the variety of dog sizes, ages and personalities; but Amber keeps them in line without being a "helicopter mom".
The backyard is a bit on the smaller side, because of the chicken coop and large outdoor furniture, but she is working on making the dog area larger. The chickens do provide some fun smells and stimulation for the curious ones though!
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Pepper had a great stay with Amber! Loved the consistent daily updates and photos. Will def book again next time we travel out of town. Thank you Amber!!
Awesome!
Amber was wonderful with our 4 year old miniature American Eskimo. Levi had never been kenneled or boarded before, he has always stayed with family and in familiar surroundings. He is wary of strangers and dogs he doesn't know, so I was worried how he would acclimate into Amber's home with her dog Ramona, and with the other dogs in Amber's care. Although standoffish at first, (Amber said he didn't leave his bed!), Levi came around with Amber's TLC. I am extremely happy with his exposure to Amber's other 'guests' and very happy with their two walks a day. Levi needed this socialization for his continued development, and Amber was just the right person to help him. Eskies can be temperamental and very vocal when they dislike something, thank goodness for Amber and her understanding of the temperaments of the dogs in her care. Amber was responsive and flexible when taking Levi with very short notice. I highly recommend Amber, and will definitely have her take care of Levi the next time we go away.
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Once again Ziggy had a fantastic weekend with Amber and Ramona. It's great knowing Ziggy has a place, people and "friends" we're all comfortable with.
Amber was wonderful with our dachshund, Krissy! Krissy was a bit nervous for her first overnight away from us, but Amber helped ease her into it and reassured us by sending lots of pictures throughout the weekend. Krissy came home very happy! We will definitely be calling Amber again, and we would highly recommend her to any dog-parents.
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Our American Eskimo Bentley just returned home after 10 days with Miss Amber and he clearly had a blast! Amber clearly has a lot of experience caring for dogs and dealing with their temperaments. We got regular photos and updates on how Bentley was doing and she even arranged for him to be groomed at the doggie spa while we were away! He's sleeping now, clearly tuckered out after an extended stay making new dog friends and learning new commands! I know he would be thrilled to stay with Amber again.

I'd also like to note that we booked Bentley's Vacay with Amber after our former DogVacay host had to shut down her business due to starting a new full time job. We had already booked and paid with our other host when we learned of the cancellation 2 weeks before our trip. DogVacay Customer Service (without me even having time to think about an alternative plan) reached out to me with a personal message and had book marked other hosts in the area who were available during the dates we were traveling. This is how we found Amber! What a fantastic example of customer service!
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This was the 2nd time I used Amber to watch my female Chocolate Lab puppy...and wouldn't you know it, she went into her first heat while she was there. Amber handled it like a pro and really made me feel like it was not a big deal to handle the extra concerns that come along with a dog in heat. She was a lifesaver and I highly recommend her!
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This was our first time booking with Amber and she is awesome! She has a calm, warm and friendly demeanor. She kept us updated throughout the time we were away with photos and comments.
We know Pippa had a great time as she didn't give us the cold shoulder or mope around once we brought her home. We will feel much more at ease going away knowing that Pippa is with Amber.
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My dog had another stay at Amber's and fun activities with other dogs as always. Thanks!
This was my first time using DogVacay and Amber made the experience great! Amber clearly loves dogs and that was so important to me. She kept me updated with texts and photos of my dogs which made me feel at ease being away from them. I would definitely use her services again and would highly recommend her. Thanks Amber!!
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As always, Ozzie had a wonderful and exhausting stay with Amber and his fellow canine boarders! Thank you amber!
Amber was a perfect host for my chocolate lab puppy, Kelly. She kept me posted on Kelly's day with lots of pictures of her playing or relaxing with other dogs. I think that Kelly was in doggy heaven! Amber's peaceful demeanor was great for Kelly to help calm her hyper-side. I think that she came home more well behaved than when I dropped her off! I would highly recommend Amber to watch anyone's dogs, especially if they are social dogs who like the company of other dogs.
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My dog had a super fun vacation at Amber's while I was out of town for almost a week. A lots of outdoor activities, making friends, and learning good dog manners. Amber is very thorough and reliable- She sends photos and messages several times a day that bring me a smile as I see my dog is having a blast. We will definitely be back again to Amber!
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This is the first time I had used DogVacay.com. The reviews of Amber were great and after meeting with her I knew that Shadow would be taken care of well. We were gone for 12 days and we received pictures daily, which was great to see! He seemed to be having a good time with the other dogs she was watching in all the pictures sent. I would recommend Amber to others!!
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Amber was fantastic. She made me feel comfortable. She made Ziggy feel loved. She sent at least one pic every day. And she kept me up to date with how he was doing. I just hope she's available the next time I have to be away.
My dog had another fun stay & pack activities at Amber's :D
Ace loved Amber! She also sent lots of pictures to keep me updated. :) I highly recommend her!
Amber provided a very loving home for Chloe. We will definitely ask her to sit for us again!
My dog had a pawsome stay at Amber again! Thank you for sending pictures and notes during the day!
Amber is the best! My dog had awesome holidays with Amber while I had to be oversea. I could not appreciate more her daily notes and my dog's photos that made me smile and chuckle everyday. She is kind, gentle, reliable, and thorough. When I am out of town next time, my dog will be back to Amber! Thank you again Amber :)
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Amber provided incredible care to my two dogs. They have never had a dog sitter so I was apprehensive but they did extremely well. Amber took so much time to write daily updates and send pictures. She also knew I needed to get them groomed soon and offered to take them while I was away. All in all, I will never worry about going out of town if I know Amber can care for them. This has been an incredible experience.
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I CANNOT say enough about awesome our experience with Amber has been!!! She is reliable, thoughtful, and thorough. We highly recommend her services and will continue to use her as our sitter for Ozzie. Thanks a million Amber!
My dog had a wonderful time at Amber's! She provided my dog with such a great care and attention to my dog's needs. I also appreciated photos and updates during the day to know that my dog was having fun. I will definitely take my dog again to Amber!!
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This is the first time I have ever had to leave Shelby for a weekend trip. It was hard to leave her but she was well taken care of and Amber was wonderful. I have normally taken Shelby with when I have traveled in the past. This time no pets were allowed. Not sure of the next time we'll leave her but when we do I would want Amber to watch her again. Thanks Amber :)
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This is my second experience using DogVacay, and I was wowed by Amber's attention to detail and enthusiasm in caring for my dog Zoro. Her own dog was very sweet and I'm sure her and Zoro got along great. Amber sent constant updates about Zoro, amusing me with the pictures and stories she shared. You can really tell she has a passion and love for dogs! I would definitely book with Amber again as she is an exceptional and wonderful host.
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Amber was wonderful and Our puppy Ozzie had a great time! She sent picture and text updates throughout the day to let us know how Ozzie was doing. Will absolutely use her services again!
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