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Araceli (Ara) J.

3 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 21 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

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 Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish, Caged birds

Araceli (Ara)'s Resident Pets

Lenny. Very friendly! (Neutered)
Standard Schnauzer
Male
8 yr 11 mo old

Araceli (Ara)'s Apartment

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

About Araceli (Ara)

12 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello,

My name is Araceli (most people call me Ara, please feel free to do so). I love animals and spending time in nature. I go for walks/hikes everyday with my pet. I cannot stand animal cruelty. I see pets as family, lovely creatures who need more than basic care. Petting, walks, play time, a clean environment and special care will be provided for your pet under my supervision.

My husband and I do not have kids and we both love animals. Your pet will have our full attention. I am on mi mid-40's and enjoy spending time with animals.
I have cared for friends and family pets in the past and I am comfortable and happy doing so.

My apartment is on a second floor with elevator access, a couple of blocks from Shannon Lake and surrounded by nature which makes it the perfect place to take pets for walks. Pets are allowed in our building.

I have a small dog under 20 lbs. He is very friendly and well behaved. He is playful, sweet and smart. He gets along with other pets very well! His name is Lenny and just turned 8 (still acts like a puppy sometimes, he is just a happy boy). I take him for walks everyday (2-3) and play with toys at home. He loves eating veggies other than his kibble. His treats are as natural as they can be. He is groomed a little everyday and his teeth are brushed every other day to maintain good health. He loves getting a bath once a week. If you would like this additional service, it can be provided for your pet.

Our apartment is a simple, comfortable and clean space with one area rug in the living room and wood flooring.

Pets are free to be around inside, no restrictions. Our balcony has a bench and some cushions to lay down in the shade. They can chose where they want to sleep. My own dog sleeps in our bed or his own bed.

I will stick to instructions for recommended or special care of your pet.

If you like my profile, do not hesitate to contact me, you can rest assured your pet will be loved and looked after very well 24x7 while you are away or busy for the day. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask, I will be happy to respond in a timely manner.

Thank you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Araceli (Ara) J.

3 Reviews
1 Repeat Guest
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 21 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 26, 2016

Credentials

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
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Araceli (Ara)'s Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$45 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Araceli (Ara)'s Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Home Visits
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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3 Reviews
Ara was the best dogsitter we've ever had! We realized last minute that one of the places we had booked for our Okanagan-roadtrip-vacation did not allow dogs - and it was something we couldn't cancel. Since Chance is a rescue and scared of aggressive/hyper dogs, I wanted to avoid boarding him -- so I did some research, discovered dogvacay.com, and decided to give it a try. I usually worry about him whenever he's in someone else's care, but from day one, I was so relieved (and could just enjoy my vacation) because I knew he was under the best care! Ara was fantastic! She kept open lines of communication, took care of Chance's every need, and sent me adorable daily email updates with pictures. Chance had so much fun with Ara and her dog Lenny, that I think he was honestly a bit bummed to join us on the second half of our roadtrip! (In the past, whenever I have picked him up from daycare or another sitter, at first sight, he'll start whimpering and racing toward me with every fiber of his being -- When I picked him up from Ara's, after almost a week of being there, he didn't even budge from his snuggly position in her arms - just glanced at me with a "Oh hi there" look on his face - lol!). We will definitely seek Ara's availability for all our future trips to the Okanagan!
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Ara looked after our 2 Jack Russell's for the evening at our hotel while we were at a dinner. Really pleased with the experience and would recommend Ara.
Ara was great! She got us in on short notice and provided excellent care for Koda.