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April I.

46 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

April's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
9 yr 11 mo old

April's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About April

24 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We have a very dog-friendly environment, with a big brown, furry friend excited to meet you! I have experience as a vet tech in administering medications and injections as well as providing lots of love and care. We can play in the yard or lounge on dog beds chewing on toys all day...whatever our guests prefer!!
Contact April
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues

April I.

46 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 4, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At April's Home
$60 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At April's Home
$60 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
$18 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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46 Reviews
April is a lovely lady. I will be seeking her assistance again whenever I need someone to watch my dogs. She and her husband, Bill, spoiled my dogs the entire time they were there. The pictures she sent to keep me close to my dogs, were outstanding. I couldn't have asked for a better environment for Penny & Brody.
Was kind of iffy of the having someone I had not met come to my house while I was gone but April was AWESOME!!!! Very trustworthy and sent me pictures and videos everyday as well as updates of how my pup was doing!!!! She is the best and sergeant loves her!!!!!
April, Bill & Cooper welcomed our 120lb puppy into their home on short notice. We were nervousness about leaving our 22 month old with a new family but felt immediately comforted upon meeting them. April and Bill are warm, laid back & kind. We appreciated the photos they sent us while Max was with them. We will try to give them a little advance next time.
Our Lucy came home happy and relaxed. She had a great time playing with Cooper and other furry friends! April was really fabulous and kept in touch with us while we were away. Our kids loved seeing pictures of how happy Lucy was, it made them feel so much better about having to leave her. We will definitely be going to April again!
Amazing experience! Very flexible with meeting with us at different times and last minute plans when we had a busy weekend. We got updates often and our pup had the best time playing with her dogs!! A++
Fudge always looks forward to seeing April!
This was our first trip away from home without our 1 year old puppy. The kids were nervous to leave Luna but after meeting April they felt at ease. She kept us up to speed on Luna's daily activities and everyone felt like we couldn't have made a better decision. If we could highly recommend someone to watch your pup April would be the one.
April was absolutely a joy to work with, she cared for Sadie like she was part of her own family. During Sadie's stay at April's home, we got photos and notes, a few videos, too!

I immediately felt comfortable with April and would unequivocally recommend her, and use her as often as she is available in the future!
Rocco LOVES going to April's house. He is taken care of like one of their own and I think that's why we feel so comfortable leaving him with both April and Bill. Can't thank them enough for being so great!!
April is absolutely wonderful - professional, prompt and truly dedicated to her work. Highly recommend! !!
April was a perfect host. My 2 dogs had a great time and enjoyed playing with her dog Cooper. April sent me daily pictures and notes telling me about their activities and silly sleeping positions. She has a fenced yard and spent lots of time with them. I feel very lucky to have found her. I have already booked their next visit!
April, was fantastic! She sent me pics of my doggies throughout the day and they were all very happy pictures. When I picked them up I could tell they weren't stressed out from not being with me and that meant a lot to me. She was referred to me by a friend and I couldn't be more grateful about the referral! I will definitely use her again.
What can I say about April and Bill that haven't already been said? They are wonderful hosts. This is the first time we have ever used dogvacay, we always had family members watch our dog. We just rescued our newest dog, Jackson, and our family could not watch him. April made us feel at ease in using her, and with frequent messages, photos and videos throughout the time he spent with her, it appeared that Jackson would not want to come home! He was pampered, played with, welcomed and loved all at the same time. We are already planning other times for April to host Jackson because I think he is having withdrawals from her! I wholeheartedly recommend April's services (as long as she doesn't become so busy we can't fit Jackson in!)
Great stay as always. It's very good to know that Mocha is in such great hands!
This was a perfect fit for both myself and my dog. April is a very nice person and Samson enjoyed the time he spent at her home. I will schedule with her again when I am visiting that area. Thank you so much!
Our two dogs, Jena and Copper, loved spending time with April! She is an obvious dog-lover and excellent dog-sitter. She is very accommodating and understanding to your dog-sitting needs. She kept in touch with us by sending text messages with pictures of our dogs in her care through their stay. I would highly recommend April and would use her again (in a heartbeat) if we still lived in the Frederick, MD area (we recently moved to Florida). Thank you, April!
From the first message, April helped us feel comfortable with our decision to use dogvacay for the very first time we would leave our very first family dog to go away. Throughout our trip, April kept us updated by text messages, emails, and photos of our Burgi settling in to his new surroundings. Burgi bonded with April's friendly dogs and even with two new guests who came at the end of his stay. April and family made him very welcome, even letting him sleep on their master bed! He was happy and in great shape when we picked him up and content and tired after his big adventure. It was a relief to discover before we dropped off Burgi that April supported our holistic vet and readily kept up with Burgi's remedies while he was with her. We would definitely hire her again.
Could not ask for a better host. April always treats my dog like part of their family.
I can't say enough good things about April. Our Muzzy has some health issues, but I felt confident about leaving her in April's competent and loving care. April sent us texts and email updates every day, so we could see that Muzzy settled in quickly and made new friends with Cooper and Emma. We were actually a little worried that Muzzy wouldn't want to come home with us! We are taking another trip soon, and April is our first and only choice for Muzzy. Thanks, April!
April is an excellent Dog Vacay host. I have booked with her several times. My dog gets so excited when I pack his stuff to stay with April.
Pepper had a wonderful time at April's house (as always). I love getting the photos of our pet while on vacation. April knows how to keep our little beast in line :)
April and her husband were awesome! Ringo was very happy when we came to pick him up, almost looked like he didn't really want to leave! Got along great with their dogs. We received photos daily of Ringo enjoying himself. Loved that they were able to have someone home during the day. Highly recommended!!!!!
April watched our Charlie before, during, and after our wedding, which was also right before a holiday. We normally have family watch him, but since all of them were involved with the wedding we had to figure out another option. We didn't want to have to worry about whether or not our pup was entertained and well cared for while we were busy with everything, so we were careful about who we chose as a host. April had great reviews and allowed us to do a meet-and-greet before hand to make sure we would be comfortable with his accommodations. She was warm and welcoming and truly made us feel as though Charlie would be well taken care of! April sent us plenty of updates and fun pictures during his stay which made us worry-free so we could truly enjoy our wedding. Highly recommend for any dog owners, especially the picky ones like us!
Our dog just stayed with April for the first time. She seemed very comfortable and happy there. April sent multiple pictures each day, and Bailey was returned to us happy and healthy. We would definitely recommend her!
We have used April's DogVacay services several times now and would always rate her very supportive and professional. She is focused on the little things like making sure our dog (Sophie) is comfortable and addressing her needs. At this point we never worry about about anything after we drop Sophie off. We highly recommend April. Side note: While visiting a relatives house we talked about DogVacay and wondered why anyone would ever use a kennel where your furry family member would be stuffed into a steel cage on a concrete floor for days while you your pet could have the constant attention of another caring pet owner. Everyone strongly agreed.
There is no question..for as long as Miss April is available our 2 chocolates will be compassionately cared for in her home. Our two dogs start wagging their tails as soon as we pull up in front of her house. It IS their second home. She keeps us updated on our fur babies while we are away with texts and photos. We, as owners could not be more comfortable leaving and Reese and Willow could not be happier. They have stayed with her 4-5 times.
We are very pleased to have met a wonderful DogVacay host. Can't say enough good things about Tucker's stay with April. :-)
April was really fantastic! She was able to accommodate a last minute reservation and took awesome care of trucker. She sent pictures every few hours and trucker had a great time. We were so happy with the service!
April was great. Mocha seemed to quickly adjust and we appreciated all the great pictures. April communicates very well throughout, highly recommended!
April was wonderful! We could not have asked for a better place for our puppy to stay during our long vacation. She has excellent communication - she was in contact every day with pictures - and I knew that our dog had lots of friends to play with. I never worried about her or if she was doing well. We will for sure use April again when a time comes that we have to be out of town and we cannot take our pet with us. From the initial visit to the pick-up everything was great and gave us a sense of well being. Thank you April.
We picked up our pup this morning - after 7 days with April! She is dog tired, which tells you what a great time she had. April sent pics every day along with text messages to keep us posted on Pepper's activities. Our pup is a 100lbs of energy and April is able to help contain the wild! Very happy!
There are plenty of wonderful Dogvacay hosts but only one April. Very pleased with her willingness to work with my ever changing schedule. Always focused on what's best for my dog.
Could not be more pleased. April was professional, caring, & thoughtful. All with my dog's best interest in mind. My schedule changes often & without notice. April was very understanding & worked with me to offer suggestions of what would be best for my dog.
I would give 10 stars if that was an option.
Thank you April!! Lola just got home from her one week stay with April and her family! She came home happy and tired. April sent us photo's each day and took great care of our girl. Lola is already looking forward to her next stay at April's!
I cannot say enough great things about April and her care for our puppy Rocco while we were away for a long weekend!! Not only is she great with older dogs but she welcomed and cared for our 10 week puppy with no problem. I really appreciated the pictures and videos she sent to us while we were away. Rocco was so happy and I couldn't have been more pleased!! I would recommend April to anyone and would definitely have Rocco stay with her again!!
April was fantastic! Padfoot absolutely loved spending the morning with her and her dogs. He had a great time, and she was very helpful in booking a last minute appointment for me. Definitely would recommend her!
We just got our dog otis back from a week long stay with April and we will definitely be using her for our future vacations!! She immediately put me and Otis at ease , had a beautiful home and her dogs are the perfect companions ! Could not be more happy for our first dog sitting experience and will be much more relaxed for our next one !
April was very professional and her experience with dogs shows in the way she handles them. We had not boarded Lola prior to her stay with April. April sent several pictures to keep us updated during Lola's visit. We will definitely have April keep Lola again in the future!
I have owned and rescued dogs for many years. I had never boarded my fur babies before. April was patient as I asked every question and customized the stay for my dogs. The phone call following arrival and the pictures of my happy pups assured me even more this was the right place for them. She makes every dog feel at home. I know when I choose to use April again, my pups will remember her house with warm thoughts and fun!
Pepper had five nights w/April and her two- and four-legged family. No complaints - Peps was returned to us happy and healthy :-). No doubt she is looking forward to her next visit!
Our pup, Pepper, had a wonderful visit with April. She provided pics of Pepper over the course of the one night stay, which was a very nice touch. It seemed as though Pepper had a wonderful time playing with April's pups (not to mention all of the toys). Pepper will definitely be visiting April and her two- and four-legged family members in the near future. Thank you!
Keebler and Gia had an excellent day with Alice. This was their first vacay day and I couldnt be happier. Alice has such a calming energy which made my dogs comfortable staying in a new place. Alice was so sweet and sent picture updates to show me how much fun everyone was having. I would recomend Alice and her sweet chocolate labs as a great place to vacay. She is Pawsome!
We have used kennels for over 20 years and this was our first exposure to DogVacay. April was way beyond our expectations. Her professional and personal attention eliminated any concerns about us leaving a close family member under her care. Simply an awesome job.
Blue's visit to April H's house worked out beautifully. April and her husband are extremely nice people and took excellent care of our dog. We had never boarded our dog before and were quite nervous but they made us relaxed and Blue was a happy boy when we picked him up this morning. I would not hesitate to recommend April to anyone looking for a nice private home in which to keep their beloved pet. Jean O'Connor
easy to work with, comfortable environment, our dog came home tired and happy!
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