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Susan R.

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52 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
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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, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Susan's Resident Pets

LG (Little Guy) or "G"
Miniature Pinscher
11 yr 1 mo old
Bears (Noah Norman Bear)
Miniature Pinscher
9 yr 1 mo old

Susan's House

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Medium Yard
Partially fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Susan

21 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I have loved and cared for dogs for over 21 years, including over 6 years of rescue work and foster care which included caring for sick dogs and puppies. We specialize in TEACUP, TOY, MINIATURE, SMALL & SOME MEDIUM SIZE LAP DOGS UNDER 25 LBS. Unfortunately, rarely can we accommodate larger dogs.

In our home all dogs are treated like puppies and given lots of hugs, snuggles, and treats which often include dog friendly fresh fruits, veggies, and homemade puppy treats. Some puppies don't eat well when they are away from home and that can be stressful for them ... My dogs are on a very healthy, easy to digest, food regimen that I make for them and WITH YOUR PERMISSION, I am happy to add a little of that to your dogs food while they are here, if they won't eat ... my puppy guests love breakfast and dinner here and line up to eat every bite ...

We are happy to take both young puppies and special needs dogs and are very familiar with the needs of diabetic dogs and their medications, blind dogs and dogs with special diets and will be happy to work with you to provide exactly what you ... and they need.

For the security of your little family members we have a large gated kitchen, a large gated deck and a large fenced and flowered area right off the deck, which the puppy's love, because they can come and go whenever they want. We have many other options for our puppy guests as well ... which include running around in our good sized back yard, on lead lines - to keep them safe ... or in a 6' by 30' grassed area that is also off the deck and fenced). We also walk them around our very safe and dog friendly neighborhood twice a day ... our guests are never left alone or unattended outside.

We are very careful, inside and out, with gates and barriers that keep our puppies from running to and thru doors and getting outside ... the safety of your little family members is one of our highest priorities ... we provide them with the same love and care and protection we do our own.

We spend many lovely mornings with the puppies having coffee, tea and treats on the deck in the spring, summer and fall ... or in the kitchen and family room when it's rainy, cold or snowy. We have play time at least 2 times a day inside or out and provide numerous interactive and noisy toys and balls for them to play with.

We presently have 2 resident puppies, both Min Pins … “G” who is 10 years old who came to us very ill and not expected to live, and “Bears” who is 8. They are fun loving, playful and enjoy having “company” both human and puppy. They greet everyone with a lot of noise and excitement but once here, they happily share laps, beds, toys and inside dog houses with anyone who has a treat or wants to play, snuggle or sleep. They love their puppy guests and often can be found snuggling and sleeping with them.

We work from home so we are with the dogs nearly all day, every day. There are always puppy's on our laps or sitting on our large oversize chairs or couch with us throughout the day. Kenny, and all the dogs, usually take a nap in the afternoon, they all pile on the recliner or couch in the family room and nap together. After dinner we all spend the evening in the family room playing, snuggling and watching TV.

The dogs can go out whenever they want or need to ... however, we do make sure they go out a minimum of every 1 to 2 hours. If your puppy is a “puppy pad” puppy, we have the perfect place for that as well. We will make sure sleeping and eating arrangements fit your dog’s needs … and that they get plenty of attention, hugs, treats and love while they are here. We want them to have as much fun on their vacation as you have on yours ...
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Susan R.

Online Now!
52 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 21, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Susan's Home
$26 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Susan's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 6 miles
52 Reviews
Susan provided a very safe and loving enviroment for our little rescue dog Benji. We love the individual care he gets in a home setting. Susan went out of her way to send pictures and updates of Benji's stay with her. WE definitely would recommend Susan to care for your pet while you are away.
Susan and her husband have a real love for dogs. I am planning on leaving my dog there again soon.
What a wonderful experience my dog Angel had on her Doggie Vacay with Susan!!! I am extremely protective of my 6lb dog. She is very sweet but can be an alpha dog in her own mind and I was concerned how she would get along with the other dogs. Susan assured me she would be just fine.... & she was! I LOVED the photos Susan sent me of Angel playing with the other dogs. It put my heart at ease and we were able to enjoy our vacation knowing Angel was safe and happy. Thanks Susan!! Angel will definitely love to come back next time we go away.
This was my first time sending our girl. I was completely impressed and thrilled with the environment -the attention -and the love that Roo received! We will definitely go back !
Susan was fantastic. She called as we asked to just get a feel for the dog vacay as it was our first time. Very informative, helpful and extremely accommodating. Our little guy even got sick and she was so nice about it, cleaned up him up too! Kept in touch with us all weekend and sent us photos to let us know our pup was doing well.
It's just too bad she doesn't live closer to us, as we would use her for our dog every time. Your dog is in amazing hands with Susan!
Thanks so much for helping us out and taking great care of our dog!
Susan was fantastic with my 9 year old boy Max.
Four years ago my husband and I moved from New York. Everytime we had to travel ,three or four times a year I would make a 500 mile round-trip drive so Max could stay with my daughter. I have a hard time trusting anyone with him because he's like a baby to me. Last summer I found an ad for DogVacay. I interviewed a few of the sitters. I chose Susan to watch Max because she had the best set up for small dogs.
Susan and her husband Kenny were very accommodating . I had to add an extra day at the last minute and they were fine with that.
The day I drop Max off Susan listened very patiently while I gave her all the instructions for him. He was put on medication the day before and she took care of that for me too. They have a fantastic set up for small dogs in their home and all the equipment you could possibly think of.

This was a great experience for myself and my dog. It gave him some time away to learn new things, like socializing with other dogs his size and experimenting with different kinds of food. Apparently he loves frozen green beans which would've never been offered in my house!
Susan sent me bi daily pics,with descriptions of his day, putting my mind at ease and how he was being taken care of. I highly recommend Susan and her husband Kenny.They are very kind people and obviously love animals.
Susan was great and we would gladly leave our dog with her again.
Bella always gets excited to stay at Susan's She gets the greatest care and a lot of spoilin'! Susan does a fantastic job for our pup. Thanks Susan!
Remy, while a little 'mischievous' Susan said, came home happy and tired. Had lots of playmates, which was a nice change for him. The photos Susan sent were great, and you can tell she treats each dog like her own!
Susan an Kenney were SO nice, and very accommodating. They even offered "private dining" for a small dog that eats very slowly!
Excellent first time experience with Susan. We will definately use her again! Highly recommend her to look after your dog.
Susan was really great and incredibly flexible in accommodating my last minute booking. My dogs love staying there
Lovely husband and wife team. Very devoted to all their dogs. Quite attentive. I was able to go away and feel my dog was being well cared for.
Once again our dog had a blast with "Aunt" Susan. Very active, well cared for and shown a whole lotta love. Thank you so much!
We now have a new puppy. Susan was wonderful with him and so patient. He had a ball with her. Such a relief to know our new puppy had such loving care.
So wonderful with our little dear and blind poodle. Susan made our dog feel very safe and at home.
I was totally confident Susan would take great care of our dogs and she did not disappoint. I would not hesitate to take my two fur babies there again!
Susan is great. This was a great experience for us all. We were new to Dogvacay & our dog is still a young pup. I was nervous but was graciously & patiently reassured by Susan. Great house & yard. We rec'd fun photos & updates, even some videos.
We are first time dog owners! We have a Havanese puppy. I heard about DogVacy from a friend. Who knew such a site existed! Needless to say after looking into the site and learning more about it, I was very excited that this could be an option for us to help with our pup!

We found Susan and Kenny while doing a near by search and they live five minutes from us. I met with them prior to booking to make sure everything I read about them was good for us. They are AMAZING. The house is set up perfect for the dogs, the love and passion from Sue and Ken is very real as you can feel it and see it in all the dogs that were there.

We booked Zee the next week for daytime boarding. I got little messages and videos throughout the day that I shared with all that was with me:) Yep I have become the annoying pet owner now! Zee came home very tired from playing all day. We are hooked and booked Zee for a week when we are on vacation.
I cannot stress enough the wonderful care and attention Susan paid to our dog. Photos and videos were sent multiple times throughout the day.
Our dog was from the APL and is particularly skittish around new people. Susan made certain to take extra time and care with her.
Susan and Kenny always give a very good care of our dog. She sends pics and videos, and also flexible. Most importantly, my dog loves to stay with them. Highest recommendation.
Susan and Kenny are true dog lovers and they took very good care of my two Cavaliers who had never stayed away from home before. They also kept me updated on my guys with pictures and descriptions. Highly recommend this couple.
Susan and Kenny are simply amazing! The love and attention they provide to our little Simi goes beyond my expectations! We are so blessed to have found someone who loves on our little girl as much as we do. Susan always sends us lots of pictures and keeps us updated on anything that may be going on out of the ordinary.
It was a simply a terrific experience for our puppy. Susan and Kenny are great, and cannot imagine leaving our muffin with anyone else. There are no words to express how pleased we are. Muffin was so well cared for, and so loved.
I couldn't be happier with having Susan watch our 7 year old Chihuahua, Mac, who is somewhat skittish around new people. As soon as I brought Mac to stay with Susan, she immediately took him and made him feel like he's known her forever. Susan also sent many picture updates that made us feel very good about having Mac stay with her. I will, without a doubt, have Mac stay with Susan again soon. Thank you so much!
I love Susan and Kenny. They are so good with my girl Mona. Mona is a rescue and hates to be away from her person. Susan and Kenny have become her new persons after only two stays. They treat Mona like I treat Mona. I'm so happy to have found them.
Susan is amazing, we could not have asked for anyone better. She sent us pictures everyday so we could keep up with what our dog was doing. Susan & her husband Kenny are super friendly & took great care of our dog. We will definitely be using her as a pet sitter again soon.
Susan and Kenney are amazing. My vet wanted to put my dog on Prozac because see seemed depressed. She was sad because she was home alone all day. Now she has the love and attention Monday, Wednesday and Friday and she is so happy when I drop her off. Thank you Susan and Kenney! You are a blessing! Denise
Very loving and attentive to our dog...exactly what we were looking for!
Bailey was well taken care of. Susan understood and met the needs of Bailey's special diet and walks.
We got pictures and texts throughout the day.
Loved the one where Bailey was napping in the
Chair with her husband.
Bailey has already booked another Vacay with
Susan and Kenny R's care of our two dogs was incredible! They are wonderful, loving people who put their hearts and souls into looking after dogs. Susan texted us often with wonderful photos of our pugs, who looked like they were enjoying their Vacay as much as we were enjoying ours! Both of our dogs have some special needs and Susan was very responsive to these. Our dogs seemed to have had no problems there whatsoever and transitioned seamlessly back to our home. We will definitely plan to have Susan and Kenny watch our dogs whenever we travel. We give them the highest possible recommendation, along with our sincere thanks!
Mishmish stayed with Susan for two weeks while we were out of the country. He is a very sensitive dog and Susan was able to make him feel comfortable while we were away. She took care of all his needs and went above and beyond during the two weeks! We received daily updates and photos and were put at ease that our baby was loved in our absence.
My puppy Odie received the best attention when staying with Susan and her husband. I received updates and pictures via text regarding my puppy. I would recommend Susan and her husband to anyone.
Before this summer, we'd never used an overnight dog service before, and this was our second time using Susan. She's been awesome! She was very straightforward with me about the other dogs that would be around, and assured me that she would keep a close eye out for Ollie to make sure he would be comfortable, happy and safe. She took pictures and sent them to me throughout the weekend, bringing a smile to my face to see how happy he was! Our dog is a 6 lb yorkie, so we were hesitant to let him out of our sights, but I feel completely comfortable leaving him in susans hands, as Ollie has been perfectly happy and healthy each time we've gotten him back. I think he had just as much of a vacation as we did!
Susan took great care of Toby while we went on vacation. He enjoyed playing with the other dogs that where also there during his stay.
I am so happy to have found Susan on dogvacay. We left our two pooches with her to go to a family reunion. They are both shelter rescues and I really didn't want to tramatize them by taking them to be boarded where there would be lots of barking dogs and where they would mostly be kept in kennels. Susan has had experience with rescues and knew how to make them feel at home almost immediately. Her house is set up for the dogs to be safe inside and out.
I knew when I walked out her door they were happy. She sent me pictures and kept me updated every day. I was able to really enjoy my trip and felt like they were having as much fun as I was. When I went to pick them up she had them all ready to go. I will definitely use Susan again and would absolutely recommend her and her husband to anyone.
Wonderful and caring couple who looked out for my handicapped dog. Our dog came home happy and rested. I can't say enough about how well she was attended to! Updates on her were given regularly and were appreciated. We'll be back!
I am from out of state and had to take my dog with me on a business trip. I was not OK leaving my Whitley in a hotel room all day and was getting very nervous at the thought of having to do so. I jumped online and started searching for daycares in the Cleveland area and I found Susan. Her listing made me confident that Whitley would be great hands and she absolutely was. Susan is so sweet and Whitley took right to her. She sent me updates throughout the day and I was at ease knowing she was being treated as she would if she was in my care...maybe even more spoiled. If you are looking for someone to take wonderful care of your pet, Susan and her husband are a great choice!
Susan always sends me pics and text to keep me updated on how Daisy is doing. Both she and her husband are very friendly and are true dog lovers.
Everything went great. thanks Susan!
I felt very comfortable leaving Farley. Their home is lovely & clean. It's obvious they love their dogs & take care of others like they were their own.
Our experience with Susan was great! Our dogs were very well cared for. She sent pictures and updates every day and our dogs were happy and healthy. Her home is nicely equipped for dogs both indoors and outdoors. We'll definitely request her services again.
Susan and her husband are so friendly! I could tell just by dropping her off my dog Lucy would be well cared for. When I got Lucy back home she passed out from all the fun she had over at Susan's house. IT was an overall great experience!
Wonderful care and attention! This is exactly what you would want for your dog while you are away!
Susan and Kenny were absolutely wonderful with my 2 dogs marbles 11 weeks and baylee 3 years. They were very patient with marbles who is not potty trained and loved them like they were their own. I can't wait till the next time I go out of town because I know two people who I trust fully with my two babies thank you again for everything
Susan and Kenny were amazing hosts. Susan makes homemade treats for her guests, which Mishmish loved. He spent the day playing and cuddling on the chair with Kenny. Mishmish can't wait to go back!!
Teagan had a wonderful time with her new adopted family. Susan took great care of Teagan and spent so much time with her that she didnt want to come home! She couldnt have enjoyed herself anymore.

She is looking forward to her next visit with Susan and her little friends.
Our dog Sunny was treated like a queen at Susan and Ken's home. We felt so good about her being with them. They are very loving people, and they put the dogs first. Sunny will be so happy when she gets to go back, and we will be, too!
I am new to Cleveland and turned to Dogvacay as I don't know any of the kennels in the area. We needed a sitter near my husband's office which is why I initially contacted Susan. I had a lengthy conversation on the telephone with Susan and she told me about her experiences with her own dogs and rescue dogs. She asked me lots of questions about my dogs. I liked her immediately and even though I had not met her, I knew right away that my two dogs would be happy with her. Archie (12 year Westie) and Millie (4 year Cairn terrier cross) spent 3 days with Susan and her two dogs.
Susan was careful to introduce Archie and Millie to her dogs gradually. Nothing was too much trouble for Susan. My dogs had lots of walks, play and cuddles and were exhausted at the end of the day but best of all they were so happy to arrive at Susan's house which was very reassuring.
Susan kept me up to date with pictures and even gave us some healthy home made doggy cookies to take home.
My husband was on dog duty during this period and Susan was extremely flexible with drop off and pick up times which was invaluable to my husband who has a busy work schedule.
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