Tucker's Inn
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Shelby F.
Lexington, KY 40511
68 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Bulldog, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Vizsla

Shelby's Resident Pets

10 yr 8 mo old

Shelby's House

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

About Shelby

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Entering my fourth year as a Dogvacay host, I am truly blessed to have a great group of clients whose dogs I keep on a regular basis and they keep me quite busy. Because my regulars are already beginning to make bookings for the summer, I am accepting a very limited number of new clients at this time. When a family's dog(s) stays with us for the first time, I try not keep any other dogs. Once I know a dog, then I am comfortable keeping two or three dogs from different families at the same time. Tucker gets along best with small and medium sized dogs. He loves to play with them. Because I am retired I spend a lot of time with the dogs. Weather permitting, I walk the dogs each morning then at lunch and after dinner. We live in a great neighborhood for that and I love being out of doors and walking the dogs.We have a dog door which works great for the visitors who like to use it. I have a nice backyard and of course the dogs have the run of the house. I can provide a dog bed, you can bring your own or they can just sleep on the furniture as Tucker does. The photos include some of our recent visitors!
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Can administer oral medicine
Shelby F.
Lexington, KY 40511
68 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Shelby's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Shelby's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$8 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
68 Reviews
My dogs were not the best fit for this vacay stay. They were safe so I'm happy with that.
This was our first time using either a dog sitter and DogVacay but it certainly won't be our last! Shelby and Tucker were great with our five year old bundle of energy named Morgan. She was able to provide a reservation on short notice. He stayed about six hours with Shelby, and although he has separation anxiety; he was happy when we picked him up. :)

Shelby allowed Morgan to have free run in her immaculate home as well her beautifully landscaped yard. Morgan really had a good time being able to go in or outside as he pleased. We felt that Morgan was secure there with Shelby and Tucker. She realized our nervousness with our first dog-sitting experience and texted us several times throughout his visit, and included pictures as well.

We were able to relax and enjoy our outing without worrying if our fur-baby was ok.

Yes we would definitely as our dog-sitter again and would recommend her to anyone. Shelby and Tucker made this a very positive experience for us!
I have a senior dog that is very set in her ways. Anything out of the ordinary is stressful. When I picked her up from Shelby's after a 4 day vacay she was very calm & relaxed which is very important to me. I have scheduled future vacays with Shelby based upon my dog's demeanor. Thank you, Shelby!
Wonderful host, she took great care of Jewel. The host dog is amazing. Very gentle, friendly and great with Jewel. It was great to get pic while away and wonderful for Jewel to socialize. Will definitely use again.
Chloe stayed with Shelby for the first time. Things went very well. Appreciated the picture of Chloe, happily surrounded by pillows on the couch--just like at home! Our first but not our last stay! Martha H.
Jack and Sam visited Shelby and Tucker for nine nights and I was uncertain how they would be since this is the longest they have been without us. Shelby took very good care of them and they seemed to have such a great time there and weren't too mad at us when we picked them up. Shelby is very good about responding to texts and then she gives daily photo updates which is so nice! Add in how flexible she is on drop off and pick up . We will definetely use her as a pet sitter again! :)
Our dogs returned home happy and Shelby was very flexible!
My dog had an excellent stay! I had to book on short notice due to a change in our vacation plans and Shelby was wonderful and accommodating. My dog received great care.
Thank you for taking such good care of my little one.
What an amazing experience! I felt totally comfortable leaving Tempest with Shelby & Tucker from the first moment we met. Thank you so much for taking such good care of my girl! I will definitely use again! Big hugs
Another great visit at the Tucker Inn.
Another great experience with Shelby and Tucker at the Tucker Inn. Scout loves going to Tucker's for a visit. He is happy and well cared for. We have no hesitation about leaving Scout with Shelby & Tucker.
Scout had another great stay at the Tucker Inn. He always enjoys being with Shelby & Tucker. I received pictures and regular updates during Scout's stay. I would recommend the Tucker Inn without reservation!!
Shelby and Tucker were reliable and flexible when my travel plans changed. Savvy loved being at their house and playing with Tucker. Shelby gave daily updates and sent pictures of how my dog was doing. I appreciated her patience and understanding when my arrival/departure times varied. I would recommend Shelby and Tucker! Thank you!!
We couldn't be happier with Shelby - our little terrier gets on well with tucker and she is always happier to be dropped off. Shelby is also very helpful when it comes to flexibility which is a huge help!!! We wouldn't go anywhere else.
Jack and Sam stayed a day with Shelby and Tucker and had a blast there! They had a couple good walks and Shelby was very attentive to them and responded quickly to my texts, first one being initiated by her with a picture of them mid day. They will definitely be back!
Shelby is so experienced that all the little things I forgot to prepare for she handled with professionalism. Stella had no problems staying with Shelby or coming back home. Stella will miss all her friends.
First time using DogVacay- and such a great experience. Shelby was so helpful when we had a last minute trip pop up on us-- and she was so sweet to email us pictures of Ema while we were away. Loved the fact she went on several walks throughout the day with Ema! Truly a great experience, I am so happy to know this type of dog care exists. Thanks again Shelby!
Ollie had another great visit with Shelby and Tucker on Thanksgiving day. Thank you so much, Shelby!
Great as always.
Anakin stayed with Shelby and Tucker for about a week and it was great. Shelby has kept Anakin for a few trips now and we are confident in using her as our regular dog sitter. I would recommend her to anyone.
Scout stayed with Shelby this week and had a great visit. Shelby sent us pictures and updates on how he was doing while on his vacay!. We couldn't be happier with the care he received. Thanks Shelby & Tucker!!
I left Claude with Shelby for THREE WEEKS while I visited family in Texas. I normally take him with me but circumstances prevented that this time. She sent me pictures and messages throughout. One or two of the pictures showed him lying down with his head down. When I expressed to her that he looked "sad" she very promptly sent me another picture and message showing him at play with another dog and reassured me he was tired, NOT sad. She even took care of his weekly ear cleaning regimen. So glad to have Shelby to take care of my sweetie.
Rowdy always has fun at Shelbyville! She takes such good care of him. Thanks.
Couldn't ask for a better home away from home for my little guy. I was able to enjoy my weekend away knowing that my pooch was in the very capable, compassionate hands of Shelby. I highly recommend her and sweet Tucker. It is a bit far for me to travel to her home, but I will definitely be knocking on her door when I need to leave my pup.
Always awesome. Makes you and pet feel like family.
Always awesome. Makes you and pet feel like family.
Always awesome. Makes you and pet feel like family.
I have to be honest in my review as I will not use this sitter again. The meet and greet went well and the stay seemed to go well as I was updated with pictures and Shelby answered my concerns. My disappointment comes from the interaction between my friend picking up my dog for me and Shelby. Shelby was rather upset with me and my friend for not being punctual and I found it not very professional and simply not very kind. I understand being frustrated when plans change but one should still be professional and not mean to my friend. There are plenty of positive reviews so I do believe she does well with dogs though.
Shelby and Tucker are awesome hosts! My pup loves visiting them and we love the convenience. Melissa
Anakin has stayed with Shelby and Tucker twice now and each experience has been perfect! Shelby responds promptly, is flexible, and takes positive concern with dog care. She sends us pictures while we are away and we appreciate the updates because we are very involved dog parents. We love all of the interaction Anakin has with Tucker and other dogs Shelby takes into her care; Anakin comes home well taken care of and exhausted, which is great for us as well. We are so happy to have found DogVacay and know Anakin is is great hands when he stays with Shelby and Tucker.
Sydney(beagle) stayed with Shelby for two weeks while we were on a driving vacation and she had a great time. She got a lot more exercise and play time with other furry friends than at home so she was a lot healthier and fit when we picked her up - kind of like doggy "fat" camp :-) We really appreciate all of the photo updates while we were on the road and the attention and care she was given.
Shelby is always amazing. Multiple picture updates during stays. I always wonder if my dog is having a better time than I am. Also, Shelby is very flexible with drop off/pick up, which is great for those awkwardly scheduled flights. But most importantly, I always come home to a happy, healthy, and exhausted puppy.
My dog is a big mama's boy, gets lots of TLC at home. So I was surprised to see the pictures Shelby sent with him in his "happy stance," tail up looking playful, enjoying the other dogs. I'm very pleased with Shelby's care of my sweetie.
Rowdy always enjoys his stay at Shelbyville! He loves sleeping and napping on the different beds around the house. He loves being able to go outside when he wants thru the doggy door. He got into a little trouble digging this time but he promises he won't do it again! Thanks so much for taking such good care of him.
Rowdy always has fun at Shelbyville! Shelby takes such good care of him. I always enjoy the pictures she takes and sends to us. Thanks Shelby!
Shelby did a great job. She was very responsive and very responsible. Shelby answered emails and texts promptly and answered all my questions. I felt very comfortable leaving my dogs with such a professional sitter. Shelby provided photo updates and texts that the dogs were settling in and that was very comforting as it was the first time I had used a Dogvacay sitter. I would definitely use Shelby's services again. I did not have to worry about the care they received because they were well cared for during their stay. Thanks so much!
Another great stay for our dog with Shelby and Tucker! Scout enjoyed himself and was right at home at the Tucker Inn. We received regular communications and pictures. We couldn't be happier with the care he received.
As usual, Rowdy had a great time at Shelbyville! She always takes the cutest pictures of him playing with the other dogs.
I would definitely recommend Shelby to anyone looking for good pet care. It made our trip so much more enjoyable knowing that our 2 dogs were being well taken care of. We had a great experience.
Alli had a wonderful experience with Shelby and Tucker! We received lots of text and email updates with pictures during her stay. I know she was well taken care which definitely put my mind at ease. I would recommend Shelby to anyone! We will definitely be using her in the future. I know Alli can't wait to visit again!
AJ's stay at Shelby's was great! She sent me pics of AJ and was always quick to reply to my texts. I felt comfortable leaving her there and will plan on leaving AJ again. Thanks Shelby!
This was our dog's first vacation away from us since we adopted him. Shelby took great care of Scout for us. We received picture and email updates during his stay. Scout really enjoyed his vacay!! We had peace of mind knowing he was being cared for by Shelby and that he was happy while we were away. We will have no hesitation using the Tucker Inn again!!
Shelby was great with Rowdy! She took lots of pictures and it looked like he was having a great time!
Always great!
Always great!
Shelby was great! I got daily pictures from her and my dog took well to her and her dog. The doggy door is wonderful and she is very active with the dogs. I will definitely return to her in the future
Claude's stay with Shelby was pawsome! She sent me updates with photos a couple of times during his five-day stay, she even let him sleep in her bedroom!!! He is a big dog, which causes her some inconvenience, but she went above and beyond in my opinion. We will be back!
I was elated with Shelby's care of my big boy, a 95-lb. goldendoodle, Claude. He and her dog, Tucker, got along famously. Shelby gave me confidence that she was willing and able to handle him, although I think he was a very good boy for her, perhaps a little too playful, but otherwise good. She seems very competent.
Shelby and Tucker were wonderful as usual! Axel had a great time!
Always exceeds our expectation!
Another great stay for Rosie. Thank you Shelby!
Perfect as usual. This was the first overnight for our puppy and she seems to be very content with staying with Shelby and Tucker. They are truly a blessing for our father. Do not have to worry or think about the care she gets because we know Shelby provides the best.
Shelby and Tucker are wonderful daycare providers. She is very punctual in receiving us early in the morning and has Skittle ready to go in the afternoon. I know Skittle is getting the best care while we need to be away and we have been so fortunate to have Shelby and Tucker available to provide care. Would highly recommend !!!! Thank you Shelby and Tucker. Holly, Mike and Skittle
We love Shelby and Tucker! Our Ollie boy has lots of fun with his new best friends when he visits them. The DogVacay system is so convenient too. We have been very happy with everything. Melissa & Ollie
Shelby was there for us in a pinch! She worked with her other dog family to ensure it was ok for Axel to join the party - and we were able to take our impromptu weekend! She's the best and Axel had a Great time!
Shelby was very welcoming to us and our puppy.(Skittle)She made every attempt to keep us informed as to what they were doing and she made sure Skittle was well looked after. I know we would highly recommend Shelby to anyone. We are active people and she is too, she made sure that Skittle had plenty of exercise and walks. Will use again.
Cole always has so much fun at Shelby's! She takes very good care of him. I will definitely take him back to stay with her.
Shelby was great. She sent picture updates almost daily, took the dogs on long walks, and even sent my dog home with a souvenir toy!
Shelby was an excellent host for Sadie. She was very easy to reach before, during, and on my way back from our trip. Sadie was well fed, taken care of, and walked for the duration of her stay. I would recommend her to anyone.
I was so thrilled to find someone to keep my dog in their home. He is old and needs a lot of love. Shelby was wonderful! Her house was perfect for him. She sent me pictures of him and he seemed to have a great time. I will definitely take him back!
Shelby and Tucker were wonderful hosts to Layla. It was nice to be able to go out of town and not worry about our fur baby. We would definitely recommend Shelby and would use her again.
This was our second time with Shelby and it was great knowing that our two dogs were happy and well taken care of! She gives us great peace of mind while we are gone and sends very cute updates and pictures of our pooches during our trip.

I would highly recommend Shelby!
Shelby is great! She clearly love dogs and took great care of my dog while he was there. She makes sure to keep you updated while you are away, so that you feel comfortable with everything. She was very flexible with me when my travel plans were delayed. I will not hesitate to have my dog stay with her when I go out of town again!
Shelby is truly delightful as is Tucker. They were both terrific host and took such wonderful care of Lucie. I can only say the very best. I was extremely pleased and hope that Lucie can stay with them again.
Shelby was a fantastic host for Rosie. Rosie will miss the attention given and Tucker to play with. Shelby has a great pet friendly home both inside and out which allowed Rosie to get plenty of exercise. Shelby also kept us informed with plenty of pictures and comments and gave us the piece of mind so that we could enjoy our vacation. It's nice having someone like Shelby to trust our pet with; she seems to enjoy the animals as much as the animals enjoy her. Thank you Shelby!
Shelby was great! She posted pictures of our dogs several times while we were away and they looked like they were having a splendid time. The dogs also had a vacation as they loved her spacious accomodations, doggie door, and large fenced-in back yard. I will use her again and highly recommend! Thanks again Shelby!!
Shelby was great! She kept our 2 dogs for us on very short notice while we were gone for a week! She's a live saver! She sent pictures and updates of our dogs and we will use her again in the future!
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