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Tony & Filomena B.

44 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Tony & Filomena's Resident Pets

American Eskimo Dog
7 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Tony & Filomena's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Tony & Filomena

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, I am Filomena and I am a registered nurse at St. Anthony's and Tony is an Audio Visual Services Manager at MasterCard.

First and foremost we treat all animals with love and care. We own a dog (American Eskimo) named Kobe and cat (Snofee), and we treat all other animals as if they were our own. We never cage or kennel any animals unless the owner requests it. We always try to make the animal feel comfortable as if they are apart of our family while they are staying with us.

We are conveniently centrally located in the Grove/CWE area, which is only 5 minutes from all areas of St. Louis. We are an active couple that often loves to take the dogs to near by Forest Park for some fun in the sun. We have a modest sized apartment with a big living room for the dogs to play in. At night we bring all the animals into our bedroom to sleep with us so no one feels left out. :)

We prefer to watch only small to medium sized dogs, but will occasionally make exceptions for bigger dogs that are exceptionally well behaved. We also can't watch puppies that require extra care and attention because we both work regular hours during the week.

- Our rates start at $25/night per dog
- $45/night for 2 dogs
- $5/night extra charge for puppies, dogs not house broken, or with other issues that require extra care.
- An additional day rate of $15 may apply for evening pick ups that had an early drop off.

Have a dog that is way too hyper all the time or really anxious? Or maybe you have a dog that just needs to get in shape! Tony, who is also a great runner, can calm and relax your dog by allowing them to release all of their stored up energy through a nice long jog. It is a fact that all dogs yearn to run and exercise, especially medium to large sized dogs. If they are not getting their proper daily fitness then their pent up energy can result in annoying or bad behavior. Walking them only helps so much, but running is proven to exhaust their energy levels and restore their calm. You will also get a workout summary texted or emailed to you showing you the route, distance, speed, and even calories burned after their workout! Uniquely priced by the mile, not minutes:

1st mile: $20
Each add' mile: $10

If you have any questions please shoot us a message! :)
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Tony & Filomena B.

44 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 8, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tony & Filomena's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 4 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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44 Reviews
Tony and Filomena are awesome. My wife and I highly recommend them. Our dog loved staying with them and loved playing with their dog Kobe. We will definitely be making play dates in the future.
Great job, loved the pictures!!! Will be using again
Awesome! Very flexible when my might back home was delayed and I showed up 5 hours late!
Tony & Filomena have always been my first choice and top sitter in St. Louis! Be it short notice requests or long stays, they've definitely gone out of their way to take in my husky and treat him like a part of the family. The pictures and updates they send while I'm away are always terrific. If you're looking for a sitter in St. Louis, Tony & Filomena are outstanding!
Was so happy with Spunky's stay at Filomena & Tony's. It was like he was part of the family and he felt so comfortable. I can tell they both love animals and Filomena treated him like her own dog. So much better than a kennel. This was a fantastic experience for both me & Spunky!!
Great experience, They kept us informed on how Buddy was doing through text and pictures. Very helpful and acomodating couple. I would go back again and recommend then as well.
Winter enjoyed her Vacay, and I certainly enjoyed my day in the City much more, knowing my precious Pom was being well cared for. Winter forgot all about me immediately. Lol. I got pictures of Winter and updates. It was great just like last time and I really appreciated Tony and Filomena's help I recommend them highly!
Great experience!
Great experience!
Tony & Filomena have continually done a great job taking care of my husky, Eddie! Whenever I need to go out of town I know Eddie's in good hands!
Filomena & Tony took great care of Holly. They were responsive to our request and made drop off and pick up easy. While we were away they sent several cute pics of our pup. We would definitely use them again.
Tony and Filomena were great! They watched our Shi Tzu for two weeks and sent pictures of him almost every day to let us know he was doing well. They were also very accommodating with drop off and pick up. We would definitely use them again!
Tony & Filomena are great people, attentive sitters and friendly to me and my dog. Jackson always comes home seemingly pleased from his visit!
Tony and Filomena were great! Our little fur baby was so worn out when we picked him up after our vacation, which is hard to do. Thanks for taking such great care of him while we were away.
Tony and Filomena were really good. Best part was they use to send me picture of Heidi everyday. There will be definitely second time .. :)
This must be Jasmine's 10th visit to Tony & Filomena's. She really enjoys it and Tony & Filomena are so great to work with - always flexible and accommodating.
Tony and Filomena were great!!
Jaz had a ball, as usual. Tony & Filomena took her to the park and sent photos - including an adorable one of her in the car that is now my computer wallpaper!
They were very accommodating after giving them less than a day's notice. Very quick responses which made things very convenient. Thank you!
Outstanding job by Tony & Filomena! Twice they've watched my energetic husky, and both times he's come back clean, well exercised, and happy. Would definitely recommend them!
Tony & Filomena were wonderful host's. We had a last minute get away opportunity come up and they were Johnny on the spot to respond to our last minute request. Great communication during our vacation and the pictures that they sent set my mind at ease. Thank you for making our's and Eli's vacation a pleasant one.
Tony and Filomena took our reservation for Hugo literally the day we were leaving on a weekend trip. They were incredibly accommodating and Hugo was in great spirits when we picked him up. Can't thank them enough!
Another great visit to what has become my sweetheart's home away from home!
Everything was perfect. I was shocked to see that my dog was not as excited to come home as I thought he'd be (because he enjoyed himself with them). Highly recommended.
They were accomodating and easy to work with, really appreciated their TLC of my pal! When my trip was delayed d/t inclement weather they kindly kept him one more night. The pictures they posted were a hoot and I was glad Captain had company from their dog and cat as well.
Tony and Filomena were awesome! I had to find a new host at the last minute before going out of town and they responded and confirmed my appointment within 48 hours of me getting on a flight. Throughout my trip, they sent me pictures and kept me updated on how my dogs were. I even underestimated the amount of dog food they needed and they went and bought a small bag of dog food for me. They truly are pet people. I would recommend them to a friend in a heartbeat.
Tony and Filomena took care of Sullie as if she was there own. They arranged a meet and greet with very short notice and were then able to take care of her while I was away for a wedding. Although they do not have a yard, they have a good size apartment for lots of running around. Sullie took to they own dog and cat and came home tired:) I would feel comfortable using them again in the future.
Miley had never been sat by a stranger so the biggest stress of planning a summer vacation out of the country was finding a sitter I felt comfortable with. We met Filomena and Coby during a Meet n' Greet and I immediately realized I had nothing to worry about. Two days before my trip, Miley had to be rushed to the vet for a sudden health issue. Thankfully, it was a minor bladder infection, but it still required medication. Tony and Filomena were totally okay with giving her the medication--what a relief! Although they couldn't contact me via phone, they still sent me e-mail updates with pictures and videos. I loved hearing that Miley was okay. Next time I need a sitter, I will definitely reach out to Tony and Filomena first!
They have been great to help me out when my regular sitter can't. They take great care of Molly.
Sorry, I am late posting this review! Tony & Filomena watched Roscoe over the Xmas holiday for approx. 2 weeks. I was very happy with how smoothly everything played out. We had a meet and greet, they have a nice cute little apartment, which is no different than Roscoe's daily stomping grounds, so it worked fine for me. I got a couple updates as I was away which was helpful! Overall I was pleased.

December 2013
Fabulous as always! Thanks so much.
Filomena & Tony watched Sandy for a four night stay. Sandy seems happily exhausted from the fun! I appreciate how easy it was to schedule the meet-n-greet and love. We HIGHLY recommend Filomena and Tony !
Very pleased. They were accommodating with drop off and pick up times. They were very responsive to my messages and kept me informed about Molly while I was away with messages and pictures. Molly was freshly bathed and happy when I picked her up! Great experience!
Had a great experience with this pet sitter. Very flexible with drop of and pickup time and affordable rate. Even received a cute picture of my dogs laying on the couch with some other small dogs :)
Tony and Filomena were great with my puppy! Despite having a full load of doggies around Thanksgiving, they treated Emmy very well and I loved the daily photo updates! They were very laid back but very professional, and I felt very confident in their ability to give my dog lots of love and care while I was out of town. I would definitely recommend them to a friend and have every intention of bringing Emmy to them for another Vacay!
Tony & Filomena were amazing hosts. They took good care of Cloud. They made sure that he was fed properly according to how he is fed at home, and tried to make sure that Cloud was the most comfortable that he could have been. I would definitely use Tony & Filomena again. They even sent me pictures of Cloud with the other dogs and when they took him out to Forest Park. He looked so happy that I knew I made the right choice! :)
Tony and Filomena took great care of Moto - he had plenty of doggie friends to hang out with and got lots of attention. I was also delighted by the pictures they sent! I'd definitely recommend them!
Tony and Filomena have accomodated my dog for a few visits now and they've been great!
Tony and Filomena were wonderful hosts for Gonzo!! They kept us up to date with photos of all his cutest moments and made sure he was happy and well fed the whole time we were gone. He was so happy when we picked him up you could tell he was well loved. They are good people and we totally trust them with our puppy (and you should too)! We will be checking to see if Gonzo can come back and stay next time he needs a vacay!
Ace had a nice stay with Tony & Filomena. They sent me photos and took good care of my baby. Thanks!!
Tony & Filomena go above and beyond for my Jasmine. They treat her like she is one of theirs. She seems like she had a blast. I loved getting the photos of her during the time I was away. It means the world to know your pet is in good hands while away.
Tony and Filomena were great hosts for my dog Sheba. She was exercised, fed, loved-on, and quickly made friends with their own dog and cat. I would not hesitate to leave Sheba with them again. Thank you for helping me to feel better knowing she's in a good place when I need to be out of town!
Winter had a great stay. She is a very shy little dog but she did just fine and was taken excellent care of. I didnt get to meet Tony but Filomena was very friendly and concerned about Winter. And they accepted our reservation at the last minute because our usual sitter was in the middle of a move, which was greatly appreciated! Also they are located right by Sweetie Pie's (and the other attractions in the Forest Park area). I texted while I was gone just to make sure Winter was doing ok with me gone, and she was happily sitting on the back of their couch just like she does at home; Filomena sent me a picture so the nervous dog-mom didn't have to worry. I would definitely recommend them.
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