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Amanda T.

31 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Amanda's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Amanda's Townhome

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Amanda

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a 26 year old female, with alot of experience working with, and caring for dogs, and cats of all breeds. I am currently employed in the US Air Force as a military working dog handler. I do offer obedience training for your dog. My home has a medium sized yard with privacy fencing. I do require that your dog is crated if they stay over night. Although, if your pet does well outside of the crate I do not mind allowing them free range of the house. Please keep in mind I am a professional but I will care and love for your pet as you do. I appreciate a pet with all shot records and updated vet info.

My name is Rodreques M. Boyd and I am a 30 year old active duty military member in the U.S Air Force. My occupation is Military Working Dog Handler. I have been working with, and training dogs for 10 years. In addition I have served, worked, and trained dogs in Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Africa. I also held the position as the liaison for all MWD's deploying out of the US to Overseas. I am also trained to provide emergency first aid to pets in case of anything from open wound injuries to insect bites. The number one reason I wanted to join Amanda and provide this service was due to many of my own experiences. Amanda's Pet Playhouse provides just that and more. A reasonable price and place for your pet as well as training them, if you see fit.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Amanda T.

31 Reviews
25 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 14, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amanda's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$25 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Daycare At Amanda's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Training
$35 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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1 Testimonial
Sep 2016
Amanda took superb care of my little furry best friend. My little friend Dixie can be quite nervous about staying over at a strange place but Dixie settled in just fine and had a great time as Amanda sent me pictures of her having a great time. I could also tell by Dixie's mannerisms that she had a great time. If I ever need a sitter again Dixie will go to Amanda's. I highly recommend her services.
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31 Reviews
Amanda did a great job with out giant dog. I would most definitely recommend her to others. We will employ her services again.
We have been coming to Amanda since Aug 5, 2016! We are so excited and seen such a Huge improvement on our German Sheppard puppy! We plan on bringing our 2nd German Sheppard furbaby to be trained by Rod and Amanda! So glad to found them!
Great job!
Great!
Amanda was a terrific host for Pesky. He got good daily walks, playing in the park. Our dog has many allergies, she followed our instructions perfectly. I would definitely use Amanda again.

She sent several pictures daily of our puppy having a great human friend while we were gone.
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Amanda was professional, nice, and always responded quick. Highly recommended.
I really love my puppy and loved knowing she was being taken cared of by people who love dogs made my time away that much more relaxing. Also the pics where great. Thank you Amanda and Rod, Ps Zoey says bow wow bow , I think that means thank you too
This was a great experience, and awesome to send my two dogs to a home rather than a kennel. I will be sending my dogs here again.
Moose had a wonderful time. Really appreciated the pics and how Amanda and Rod welcomed him into their home. I will definitely be using them again.
Great to have you looking after Daisy Mae !! She is a handful and you always do a great job handling that!!
Anbsolutely recommend this Vacay. You can leave your pet with her by all means and can enjoy your day without any second thoughts.
It was a really a good experience working with Amanda. Our 3.5yr old Morkie (Chikoo is his name) is very attached dog and initially we were worried about getting a good day care for him, so that we can enjoy our trip. But after we left Chikoo with Amanda, we were so happy the way she took care of him and took her service for one more day as well. Very friendly and good thing is since she is doing this at home, Chikoo made few new friends and he seemed to enjoyed his stay there as well. :)
Thank you Amanda for all your help. I will surely come for your help again if I am coming to Alaska with Chikoo.
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From the booking through the pick up this was an amazing experience. Friendly, courteous and kind. I fully trust Amanda's Pet Playhouse! Will definetly go back! Could tell my pet was comfortable when picked up.
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We have nothing but good things to say about Amanda's Pet Playhouse! Rod was great with our pups! He made us feel comfortable and at ease the whole time, by sending us pictures, videos, and updates! This was our first time leaving our pups for this length of time and he really took the anxiety feeling away completely. From the first moment of contact he asked all of the questions that someone who knew what they were doing would ask. (vaccinations, behavior, and diatary)

The house is set up dog friendly, with a doggy door with a deck and small fenced in yard. There were other dogs (3) that he was caring for there at the time and he made sure all dogs got along and there were no issues. The house had an overall good vibe, no crazy, frantic, energy which was a good sign for so many new dogs. He also took them for exercise (sent me a picture) and we could tell he knew what he was doing and was able to handle multiple big dogs at once. Also, the pups liked him! This may be a silly thing to add but as a dog owner you know that dogs can sense the good and bad in a person and all the dogs there generally liked him. Big plus!

We would definitely recommend their services for anyone who would like a peace of mind knowing their furry babies were in good hands. We will with no doubt be using them in the future! Thank you Rod and Amanda!
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We are so happy to meet Amanda & Rod! I heard of her and the great things they do! She came with excellent references from friends!
We did a meet and greet that was so easy and relaxing!
our 2nd visit turned out to be even better!
Now I cant wait till this Sunday!
defiantly a 5 Pawsome!
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My wife and I had a fantastic experience with Amanda and her team. They were accommodating, observant, and very comfortable with our 4 dogs. We have 3 large dogs who can be overwhelming at times, as well as a little munchkin compared to the rest! The team went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable and the pups as well. The flexibility and helpfulness of the team was phenomenal and we couldn't be happier with the service that we received. Amanda and her team will always be at the top of my list if I need any services in regards to the pups. We HIGHLY recommend her services for anyone who needs pet care in Anchorage. As a bonus...the playhouse is minutes from the airport!!
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Amanda your the best our kids love you and miss you
Amanda is a mirical worker so gifted with animals friendly and pleasingly happy. If she is available Amanda is the one you want for dog care
Amanda was great with my dog chewy and he made lots of new puppy friends!
Amanda did an excellent job! Our dogs are always nervous when we are out of town and when we returned we found the dogs healthy, happy and a bit sad to leave Amanda and their new-found "dog friends." I strongly recommend Amanda for your dogs. She makes traveling A LOT easier.
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Amanda and Rod are simply wonderful with dogs. They go out of their way to make sure the dogs are comfortable in their new environment. Don't interpret the low price to mean inferior care. Moxie loves staying with Amanda and Rod and we are overjoyed with the care she receives.
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Amanda and rod were wonderful with my 3 dogs! My puppy got a bath after digging in their yard. My older dog was given her medicine and spoiled with affection and my lab was taken to K9 aquatics for a swim. I loved that each of them got attention in the way I would care for them. Amanda even brought some things I forgot to my house after I picked them up. Awesome experience and I would totally trust them to watch my babies again
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We asked Amanda to watch our dogs on short notice and she was able to accommodate us. She was very professional and pleasant to work with. We also appreciated all the updates and pictures of our kids that she sent us. I'd recommend Amanda to anyone who wants a responsible, dependable sitter. We'll definitely be asking her to take care of our dogs in the future!
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We asked Amanda to help Duke learn to heel on leash and to work on recall (come). They suggested an hour's worth of training as they work at 15 minute intervals so as not to overwhelm the dog. Duke is a 10 months old (Lab) and through Amanda and Rod he leaned the commands well and walks on leash like we have done it forever! These two are SUPER AMAZING for instruction and also just SUPER AMAZING people. So happy to have found them!
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As new dog owners to our 10 month old Labrador "Duke", Amanda and Rod were an ABSOLUTE DREAM COME TRUE. I did go and do a meet and greet with Amanda and Rod and they are both so incredibly calm, caring and obviously WAY ABOVE norm in their knowledge of dogs and dog handling. We arranged for an hour of training during his stay and he learned to heel and worked on the "come" command. Both he does well now. Amanda sent lots of photos and a video too. Duke had a great time with his other daycare mates. Duke stayed several nights and it was his first time away from us. I would absolutely, positively recommend Amanda's services to any and all. SUPER GRATEFUL!!
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This was my first time using DogVacay, Amanda & Rod made the experience very easy and convenient. First, we did the meet and greet and they were both very professional and asked a lot of questions about how Jagger does with other animals, does he have a local vet? Etc. Everyday they sent pics of Jagger while I was on vacation in WA. I felt very confident in leaving Jagger with them. I am so glad I found DogVacay and even more so Amanda & Rod!
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Amanda and Rod are unbelievable hosts. Our dog is afraid of other dogs, but Amanda and Rod had her playing with other dogs and enjoying being part of a pack. If you need a dog sitter, you will not find anyone any better.
This was my first experience with DogVacay and I was very happy. Amanda called me almost immediately after my request was emailed. She accepted my request and sent a confirming email.
She called me the day before to confirm the drop off time and date. Amanda was caring for some other dogs in addition to my two dogs. The dogs seemed to be happy when we picked them back up.
Also Amanda emailed us some photos of our dogs on their vacation while we were away. I highly recommend Amanda!!
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I would definitely recommend Amanda to anyone that needed a dog sitter. She provided excellent service.
Moxie is a challenging dog yet even after being told that, Amanda agreed to keep her. Amanda's calm nature helped Moxie feel comfortable. Amanda sent us photos of Moxie and and update on how she was doing. Moxie looked happy and very much at home in Amanda's house. We have already booked Moxie two more stays with Amanda.
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My dogs were immediately at home with Amanda! She is friendly, calm, and certainly at ease caring for animals. It was so nice to leave them with someone who enjoyed them as much as they enjoyed her :)
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