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Sarah W.

46 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Sarah's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Sarah's Townhome

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Small Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Sarah

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've worked with animals my whole life. I worked on a farm for years, so I've had my share of critters big and small, good and bad. I'll be happy to watch and take care of your dog(s) or other pets while you go on vacation, a night out, or even for just a walk around lunch time.

My roommate Rachel will be helping out as well. We share responsibilities and coordinate schedules. She is a fellow animal lover with a big heart. With the both of us, we have wide open availability to fit you and your pets' needs.

I've also been training dogs and horses of friends and family for as long as I can remember. I can help with any bad habits they might have and advise you on what to do to continue to correct that behavior.

We love all animals, so I can assure you we will love and care for your puppies, rabbits, lizards, cats, goats, lions, and elephants as if they were our own. :)

**For reservations during the holidays**
We do charge double on major holidays. (The surcharge is only applied to the holiday and not the entire reservation.) Major holidays are high demand with limited openings, so please remember to book us early to secure your spot!

Holidays Include:
New Year's Day
Easter
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve
Christmas
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Sarah W.

46 Reviews
21 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 29, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Disaster Relief
This sitter has completed training for the DogVacay Disaster Relief Program and volunteered to help displaced pets in the event of a natural disaster.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sarah's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sarah's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Training
$30 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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46 Reviews
We were a last minute reservation and Sarah was able to accommodate. While our babies were in her care, she was responsive to my check-ins with actually how they were doing. Not just 'they're fine". She actually said my little one was still a bit nervous but doing ok, and even sent them home with a lil' treat!

It was clear when my husband dropped our dogs off that her home was truly pet-friendly and that they were in great hands.

We could not be happier with our decision to have Sarah take care of our babies and would do so again without hesitation. Thank you, Sarah!!
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Super awesome stay, dogs were so happy and I received pics and updates during their stay. My boys are cat-friendly, and felt right at home with Sarah's cat. Flexible and easy dropoff/pickup times. Highly recommend!!!!
Sarah did a great job taking care of our pup and staying in touch to coordinate. She definitely gave be confidence she knew what she was doing with dogs.
Sarah did a great job with Radar, who came home happy and tired from his weekend with her- a clear sign of a great time. She also helped him work on remembering to be calm around cats and even sent photos of Radar and her cat hanging out together.
Sarah was great about keeping us updated throughout Arrow's stay with pics and texts. Arrow looked like he had a great time. Thanks Sarah!
Our usual dog walker/sitter was unavailable so we needed to find someone quickly. Sarah was very responsive and put together a custom package for us, boarding our dog as well as regular check ins for our cats and parrots.

She did a great job. She provided updates while we were away, including a couple cute dog pictures. We returned home to happy and healthy pets.
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Sarah was an excellent host! My dog had a great time and came home stress-free but sleepy - the perfect combination. I could tell he liked Sarah because he jumped up and kissed her goodbye.
Sarah was a good pet sitter and an excellent communicator. Her responses were quick and she was very flexible with drop off/pick up time. Our anxious Westie seemed a lot less anxious at pick up time. Will definitely use her services again in the future.
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Sarah was very thoughtful, communicative, and helpful! She was proactive in communications in advance of the stay to ensure she and we had all the info needed, and provided pictures and updates by text during his stay. She was willing to be flexible on pick up times. Skipper had a very nice stay and was calm and happy when we got him.
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My 13-year-old "puppy" hasn't boarded very often, and is a real velcro-dog. I was afraid she'd be stressed out by the experience, but Sarah was great with her. My old girl didn't sulk when she got home, and she wasn't exhausted either--just nice and relaxed. I like that Sarah was flexible about drop-off and pick-up times, as well. Recommended!
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Sarahs so great our dog loves her. Shes great with sending pictures and having them do fun stuff.
Our two dogs had a great time with Sarah while we were away. They received regular walks and enjoyed many trips to the park. The daily updates with pictures was very reassuring and allowed us to enjoy our vacation without any worries. We will definitely go back to Sarah the next time we need a sitter and we think our girls agree too.
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Sarah was great with our pet. It was good to know he was well taken care of while we were away.
Sarah was great and it seemed like our dog had a wonderful time! Definitely recommend.
Great host, kept us updated with lovely pictures and was very careful to get the medication and feeding right.
Our dog Ajax seemed very happy when we picked him up. Sarah took him for daily walks and kept us posted about his stay while we were away.
Nushi's stay with Sarah went very well! She seemed tired, happy and content when I picked her up yesterday after 6 days away. Most of the pictures Sarah sent included Nushi outdoors playing (and a few of her snuggled on the couch.)

Sarah went out of her way to accommodate our various schedule requests, and was great about being in touch.
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Our pup, Kasper, stayed with Sarah for two weeks. We had originally booked a twelve day stay, but our return travel was disrupted and Sarah was very accommodating in extending the stay. From the regular updates I received, Kasper seemed to have had a grand time, becoming good friends with one of Sarah's daycare pups. Sarah was very good about getting this finicky eater to eat regularly & she even gave him a bath when he got a bit smelly from too much play with his new friends. This vacay was a good experience for us and our pup and we will certainly return to Sarah for the next vacay.
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Sarah was absolutely wonderful. My dog loved staying with her.
Sarah and Rachel were great. They worked out scheduling between the two of them so I Could bring my dog when the time worked for me.

Sarah also sent a quick update about halfway through my trip. He also even got a bath before he came home with me!

I will definitely he requesting The Puppy Playhouse the next time I need a great doggie sitter!
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Sarah and Rachel were great with my dog, Piper. She was excited to go into their house when I dropped her off and she seemed a little bummed to be leaving when I picked her up! I received text and picture updates, and they were very accommodating to late drop off and pick up times due to my travel schedule. I definitely plan to leave Piper with them again, next time I go out of town.
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Totally forgot to write this review! Sarah was our first experience with Dogvacay and I was super nervous. She was great, and Buddy did really well. I was worried because he was still a pup, and a little crazy at times, but Sarah is obviously really experienced, and she had some good advice regarding his behavior, too. She provided texts and pics to keep us updated, and made it easier not to worry. Will definitely book again when we need a sitter north of Boston!
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Sarah was very accommodating with regard to scheduling and was wonderful to send updates to me!
Seems like our Cleo had a wonderful stay with Sarah, and we are especially grateful that she was able to take her for 5 nights on a relatively short notice. Sarah is wonderful with animals, and we felt very assured that our big pup was in good hands.
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My dog's stay with Sarah and Rachel went great! While I was away I was kept informed of how my dog was doing and I truly enjoyed the pictures!! My dog does have a problem of swallowing toys which I was a bit nervous about leaving him, but Sarah listened and understood the severity of the problem and made me feel at ease that he would not have access to any toys during his stay. I would definitely use Sarah again!!
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My dog Willie had a great Vacay day. Sarah accepted to take care of him in a short notice. She updated me throughout the day as how Willie was doing while we were travelling. It was very comforting. I certainly would recommend her.
Leila loves going to play at Sarah's
My dogs are like my children so I was looking for someone I could trust to treat my dogs the same way while my family was on vacation. I had informed them of my two rescue dogs' past and made specific requests which seemed to be ignored such as I asked that my dogs be the only dogs they watched for the week and I was informed while I was away that other dogs were there during the week. Sarah did keep in touch and sent pictures of my dogs which was nice however when I went to pick them up I found a choke collar on one of my dogs leashes, something that was not ok with me and an issue that had not been discussed with me. I don't think it was a good fit for my dogs teen though overall Sarah and Rachel seemed to be nice enough to our dogs.
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Our 8 month old puppy had a great stay with Sarah. It was his first time away, so we were a bit nervous, but it all went great. It was a relief knowing he was in good and caring hands.
Sarah was able to accommodate a somewhat complicated sitting schedule (I was out of town on the drop off but back for the pick up) with no issues. Oreo was very happy staying with her!
Leila always comes home happy
Sarah and Rachel were great with Molly! I'm a bit of a crazy dog mom, and they both seemed to really know their stuff. Molly came back happy and exhausted. I would definitely use them again!
Sarah and her roommate Rachel were great! We felt bad about leaving our dog Molly behind when we went on a 12-day trip, but knew she'd be more comfortable in a home than a kennel. Turns out we had nothing to worry about - Sarah and Rachel took excellent care of her and she clearly had a great vacay herself! Communication regarding drop-off/pick-up, expectations, etc. was easy and quick, and they were very flexible and accommodating to our schedule. They provided fun updates and photos throughout our trip, which put us at ease and assured us Molly was having a great time with them and the other dogs staying there. We definitely plan to use the Puppy Playhouse next time we go away. Thanks Sarah and Rachel!
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Sarah went above and beyond caring for our special guy. We couldn't have been more pleased with her attention to his needs or her communication with us. We cannot wait to use her again. Highly recommend!!
Great host, great place, happy dog!
Sarah was very accommodating and took great care of my dog Dixie! I would highly recommend her and look forward to having her watch Dixie again in the future. Thanks again!
Sarah was really incredible while watching my dog for several days over the Thanksgiving holiday. Every day she sent along pictures of him having an absolute blast with other dogs she was taking care of which was wonderful to see as my dog has previously experienced a fair amount of anxiety with other dogs. She was very professional in asking questions about his general behavior and separation anxiety issues in advance of the vacay.

She was also flexible with my pick-up time and when I arrived, I learned that she had bathed my dog for no reason at all other than to be helpful. Highly recommended.
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Sarah was great with our dog Remy and extremely flexible in arranging times to drop off and pickup. We left Remy over the Thanksgiving holiday and Sarah did great to ease our minds with pictures and updates almost daily. Highly recommended!
Sarah was great! Took great care of Daphne and kept me updated. Would definitely have her watch my dog again!
Duke definitely enjoyed himself with Sarah! She sent updates and was flexible about drop off and pick up. She lives in a neighborhood with lots of grass and I'm sure Duke enjoyed his walks around there. Would definitely book with Sarah again!
Sarah was awesome! She took such great care of our wild child, Holly. Holly can be a lot to handle sometimes and Sarah was up for the challenge and found a place for her in her home. Sarah even let Holly snuggle with her in bed at night. I highly recommend Sarah and we're looking forward to using her again next month! Thank you, Sarah! :)
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Sarah and Rachel were awesome. They were quick and had no problems with my big pup. They gave updates and were very responsive. Would use again! Thanks!
Sarah and Rachel are so accommodating and helpful.I would recommend them 100%+!
Sarah was amazing with our 1 year old Boxer! She gave us updates daily, and was very sweet to our pup. He was tough to walk before he spent a week with Sarah, and now he walks by our side! I'm not sure how she did it, but my girlfriend and I are eternally grateful. We hope to use Sarah's services again soon!
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Sarah was so helpful! She helped Biscuit get used to being away from us, as well as being in an urban environment with other dogs, horns, neighbors, etc!
Sarah was great! Murphy had such a great time during the weekend. I felt confident that he was in good hands. I will definitely be using Sarah again!
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