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Dorothy W.

24 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day 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

Dorothy's Resident Pets

Shetland Sheepdog
5 yr 11 mo old
Shetland Sheepdog
4 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Dorothy's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Dorothy

60 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am retired and have many years teaching school and training dogs. I live in a condo and we do not have a fenced yard, but we take walks every two hours and have a large field right off my porch that we can play in on a long lead. We practice tricks, eat snacks and love taking naps, usually on my bed. My shelties love to have company and my cats are dog friendly. I am interested in boarding only one dog at a time so that they can have special attention. I have tile floors and disinfect them every other day and before visits. I am with the dogs "almost" 24/7. I do have a size limit of a maximum of 25 pounds.

You can watch a video of my dogs here:

All dogs MUST have an up to date veterinarian record showing that rabies vaccine, bronchitis vaccine, and distemper/Parvo vaccine are current. You will need to list what type flea/tick preventative you use and the most recent application. My dogs are registered therapy dogs and are required to be on heartworm and flea meds and my cats are treated bi monthly My unit is treated inside and out by both me and our HOA. Since dogs are walked outside, owners are responsible for their dog to be treated for parasites and communicable issues.

We welcome dogs that do not show aggressive behaviors. The purpose is to have fun.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Dorothy W.

24 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dorothy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dorothy's Home
$29 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
24 Reviews
We had a great experience with Dorothy. Troy had never been away from family members and had never been with other dogs. So, we were apprehensive leaving him for so long for the first time. But Dorothy was able to entertain him and give us peace of mind. Troy has some special needs and Dorothy took care of them.
We highly recommend her!
Thank you, Dorothy, you are the best!
Marc & Denise
Well, when I turned into the main entrance into Dorothy's complex, Pippa started talking and howling ( a happy howling) because she knew she was at Dorothy's. Dorothy was waiting on the sidewalk and could hear Pippa yelling out the window. Pippa gets beside herself when she sees Dorothy. She loves Oliver and Alexander and they play non-stop! What a good feeling to drive away and see that little tail wagging a mile a minute!!!!
Wonderful experience!
What an awesome time Pippa had at Dorothy's. We were so happy to receive Dorothy's videos of Pippa playing with Dorothy's sheltie, Oliver. They were non stop having the best time. Pippa slept like a baby after being at camp. As always, we love having Dorothy care for Pippa!
Dorothy went above and beyond our expectations when taking care of our Be'Be', our minuture Poodle. She sent us daily pictures of our best friend doing special events with her our Shelties. Dorothy is very friendly and a pro with all animals.
Our dog came back with fleas, both dog and cat fleas.
Dorothy was more than accommodating to take care of Pippa at the last minute. Excellent care was given as always, and Pippa had such a great day playing with Dorothy's two little gentlemen shelties. Thanks so much!!!
Dorothy makes Pippa one of her own each time we drop her off. Pippa runs as fast as she can from the car to Dorothy's open arms. We get awesome pics and updates. Pippa loves Dorothy's two well-mannered shelties and they play together like brothers and sister! Thanks!!
Dorothy has been watching Teddy, my nearly 2 year old cocker spaniel mix, for several months now and we have been extremely pleased! I tried several sitters before finding Dorothy, now I would not consider going anywhere else!
Loved all of the picture updates :-)
Dorothy is great!
Dorothy is terrific with my dog!
Dorothy is an excellent doggie Vacay person who loves my Baxter and gives him wonderful care. I would use Dorothy again!
Dorothy is our first choice. She has 3 dogs and treats ours as if her 4th. She includes our dog on outings, and sends us pictures and video. She is thorough with preparation matters.
I have used Dorothy 3 times she is terrific!
Dorothy was fantastic! She greeted us at the car. She listened to my *long* list of instructions. She was very accommodating with my late pick up time. Kacey seemed very happy and relaxed when I picked her up. She has HIGH anxiety but was at ease! Kacey and I love Dorothy.
The best! Will use again!
Dorothy is very reliable and was able to work with me when the final date was extended (I also went through Dog Vacay). She is an excellent dog keeper and loves dogs. Dorothy will also share ideas on best dog foods, etc.
We brought home a much better behaved dog from Dorothy's. Can't thank her enough for not only the supreme care she took of our "son" but the daily photos she sent to assure us he was behaving himself. She is a treasure.
Dorothy was a very caring and loving sitter for Baxter. He even got to sleep in the bed with her which he loves. She has two shelties and she made sure each one had one on one time with Baxter so that they would learn to play with each other. Her house is clean and well suited for dog sitting! I will use her again.
Shelby T
Pineville, NC
Dorothy was wonderful on all fronts. She clearly loves pets and is meticulous in how she treats them. The initial visit went very well as she both asked and answered questions. She asked us to complete an info sheet which could prove very helpful if something were to come up. She communicated very well throughout the process. She provided pictures and text messages during our dog's stay. We will not hesitate to use Dorothy's services again.
Did a very good job. Would totally recommend to anybody. 18 stars.
Pippa's first stay with Dorothy was so much fun for her! She was able to bond with Dorothy's adorable and gentle little sheltie guys, and I am sure she felt like she was at camp. Dorothy gave Pippa plenty of exercise! Dorothy spent time with us to know commands Pippa was learning, and in fact, sent Pippa home with a couple of new tricks to show us!
We received messages throughout Pippa's stay to let us know how she was doing.
We appreciate the love and care and fun Dorothy provided for our little puppy!
Dorothy was terrific! She was constantly sending me updates of how my puppy was doing. Cairo definitely enjoyed her visit at Dorothy's and I will use her again when I go away for the weekend.
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