Two Smiling Shih Tzus, Hilton Head

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Barbara W.

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99 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
$37/night
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Afghan Hound, American Eskimo Dog, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black and Tan Coonhound, Bloodhound, Bluetick Coonhound, Bouvier des Flandres, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Irish Wolfhound, Komondor, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Norwegian Elkhound, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Old English Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, St. Bernard, Tibetan Mastiff, Treeing Walker Coonhound, Vizsla, Weimaraner, Wirehaired Vizsla

Barbara 's Resident Pets

Dickens
Shih Tzu
Male
10 yr 5 mo old
Conroy
Shih Tzu
Male
8 yr 7 mo old

Barbara 's House

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

About Barbara

46 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Ahoy pups . . . Headed to the Salty Dog? Come spend the night or some "pawsitively" wonderful days on beautiful Hilton Head Island with us--Dickens and Conroy!

Our mom is a retired Navy Master Chief Hospital Corpsman with 32 years medical experience. She's had dogs since she was a "pup," and completed the American Red Cross Dog First Aid DVD training. If you take medicine, she's pretty good at hiding a pill in cream cheese, peanut butter or whatever you prefer!!

We live on a non-thru street that is great for walking and we take strolls around the block 4 or 5 times a day.

Please check our calendar for availability. Mom usually lets us have 2-3 new friends at a time, but if we have a youngster or a senior staying with us she may make us "unavailable" after 1-2 friends.

Speaking of new friends . . . while we like big dogs, our house is small and we get along best with pups we "see eye to eye" with.

Questions?? Send us an email!! Conroy answers the email . . . be patient with him, he doesn't have thumbs!!

Join us!! We have more toys than Planter's has peanuts and lots of FUN!!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Barbara W.

Online Now!
99 Reviews
38 Repeat Guests
$37/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 9, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barbara 's Home
$37 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Barbara 's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
99 Reviews
Barbara is the best! She took great care of my little dog, and he fell in love. She's very caring and takes her dogs for multiple walks each day. If I ever go back to Hilton Head, I will definitely contact her.
Jack had a great time staying with Barbara and her pups while we were in Hilton Head! Barbara was great about being flexible when we wanted to pick up and drop him off. She sent us plenty of pictures and updates. We will definitely book with her again!
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Barbara offers an fantastic home-away-from-home! While vacationing in HHI, it was so nice to know that our pup was very well-taken care of and nearby for short walks and beach visits. She truly will take care of your pet like he's one of her own! We loved the photos and videos of our pup and his new friends.
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This was our first experience with DogVacay and Barbara's hospitality went far beyond our expectations. We have a 6 month old puppy, Sophie, who requires daily medication and some extra TLC because of anxiety issues. Barbara provided an environment that helped Sophie feel comfortable and that she did great! We stopped in to visit one day (because our daughter just had to see if her puppy was happy) and it was obvious Sophie was having a great time playing with the other dogs. Barbara truly treats the dogs in her care as if they were her own (walked and brushed Sophie, let her sleep in her bed, etc). We received photo, video and text updates on our vacation. It was clear Sophie was on vacation too, not just at a dog sitter's house. Thank you Barbara for making our first visit to Hilton Head Island extra special.
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Thanks for your hospitality and quick response!
Fabulous! Barbara was as sweet and kind as could be. Her dogs were great with Sydney. We were on vacation and in the middle of a move involving lots of travel. Sydney was definitely stressed out by it all. She arrived at Barbara's - was immediately welcomed by the other dogs and truly had her own two week puppy vacation with lots of play time, walks , maps etc. Barbara nee I was concerned about her eating (as she generally does not when she senses a lot change going on and when we travel and especially when we leave her. She sent me txts everyday with pics and videos of her eating, sun bathing , playing, napping etc. Barbara was also very accommodating and flexible and let us pick up Sydney various times of the day to walk her. We got caught in the rain one day and arrived back wet and a bit muddy... Didn't phase Barbara a bit. Met us out front with a hose and a towel! Next time we are in Hilton Head I am absolutely booking with Barbara!
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Barbara went above and beyond to make our Jack Russell puppy, Piper, welcome. We loved the text updates for that let us know that she was enjoying her stay and being well taken care of. Thank you for allowing her to be with you!
Barbara is wonderful, house is beautiful and great for little dog playtime in and outside!!! 5+ stars from a Chihuahua owner!!! :)
If there were more stars I would gladly add. But.....everyone, please don't use Barbara too often because I will be heartbroken if my Chihuahua can not fit into the reservations schedules accepted. They have a wonderful home with a yard and we feel very lucky to have found her. If you have a small easy dog, it should be a good fit. :).
Sarah Brooks.
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Barbara was amazing with my little Cassie! From the first discussion to all the pictures, I felt comfortable with her care. My Cassie is a shy little one so seeing her happy meant the world to me. I would trust Barbara with Cassie anytime. She has strict limits to the number of animals at one time, she knows each of their personalities, and she treats them all like her own when they are there. What more could you ask??
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Wow! This was our first Dog Vacay experience and I'm afraid no one else will be able to hold a candle to Barbara. From the very first interaction she was professional and made me feel comfortable leaving my senior pup. She introduced him well to the other dogs in her care, texted me pictures and updates every day, gave medicine, and was friendly and flexible. My family was convinced Olson was staying at a spa! What a fantastic experience, so much better than a kennel.
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First time away from home for our almost 1 year old mini Doxie.... my worst fears confirmed! She didn't want to come home! I had complete confidence in Barbara, and loved the video and photo updates. Was our first time experiencing DogVacay and I don't think we could surpass this experience.
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I loved working with Barb during Toby's visit. She was wonderful with Toby and he really loved her.She was so warm and caring..A true dog lover! She allowed us to pick up Toby periodically for a visit to the beach and Toby eagerly greeted her upon our return....what a good sign.
I would highly recommend Barb for your dog's visit to Hilton Head.
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I was new to the area and nervous about leaving my two dogs with someone I did not know. Barbara met with us twice to help get acquainted. During their stay she sent me updates everyday. Superior care, and highly recommend!
Barbara was just the BEST! Our bichon, Tucker had a wonderful week.
Barbara is just wonderful with my dog, Lily. I feel very comfortable leaving Lily...and I get photo updates!
This is Violet's fourth time to stay with Barbara. She loves it! When we pull into Barbara's driveway, Violet gets so excited. Barbara sends pictures throughout the visit, which I love! Violet comes home thoroughly happy.
Can't say enough good things about the level of comfort I had leaving my sweet BT in Barbara's good care. Her compassion for her own dogs as well as her "visitors" is obvious. Loved the photos/videos knowing she was so content!
Peewee really enjoyed his stay with Barbara. We received daily videos. We would highly recommend this doggie daycare.
Barbara was awesome again! She took our pregnant little girl and took such great care of her!!! Wouldn't use anyone else in Hilton Head!!!
We can't thank Barbara enough for the excellent care she provided to Spencer and Ollie! We were vacationing on HHI and our resort does not allow pets.....Barbara was a close 10 minutes away which allowed us to drop them off for the week, but pick them up for several romps in the surf while we were there. This was great as they are high energy terriers! We could tell the guys enjoyed staying with Barbara, and made themselves quite at home! Barbara shared photos and videos. They also enjoyed having other friends to play with at her home. We would highly recommend contacting Barbara if you are visiting the area and need an outstanding pet sitter!
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Barbara is the only person I leave Woody with when we travel. If she isn't available, we adjust our travel dates or change plans so Woody can travel with us. He recognizes her street when we make the turn and can't wait to go inside to greet Dickens and Conroy. Barbara's house is very dog friendly with lots of toys and Woody always chooses to sleep on the bed, just as he does at home. He also enjoys the sunshine on her back deck with his friends. She sends pictures which we really enjoy and appreciate. Woody loves to spend time at her house!
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Barbara is a great petsitter. She treated our dog, Olive, like one of the family. I have and would recommend her to anyone needing a petsitter on Hilton Head.
Barbara was amazing. She made us feel like we were her only customer. She sent cute pics and vids of logan a few times a day. It made us feel good to know she was safe and having fun. We intend to use Dogvacay and Barbara exclusively.

Thank you for a great vacation.
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Barbara was exceptional in her care for Bella! She sent us updates every day and was readily available any time we needed to get in touch with her. Without reservation, I highly recommend Barbara! She is a quintessential dog lover!
I was very pleased and impressed with the services of Barbara.
She promptly replied to our reservation request and forwarded us pictures and video clips of our dog's stay.
Friendly, courteous, and caring ! We were at eased knowing one of our family member was boarded !
Thank you !
Paul (Quebec, Canada)
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My daughter's dog had surgery on a Monday and we were all heading to Atlanta airport on Wednesday. I didn't want the dog to be home alone all day considering she was still recovering. I called on Barbara and she happily took in Chloe and watched her while we were away. I felt Barbara went above and beyond in helping with Chloe and would highly recommend her to anyone in need of doggie daycare.
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Violet had a great stay with Barbara! She came home happy and content. And the pictures and video Barbara sent to us throughout Violet's stay were so much fun! Barbara is great and Violet can't wait for us to go out of town again so she can go back to see Barbara!
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We absolutely love Barbara. Our smaller dog has gone to stay with her several times, and she is consistently accommodating and pleasant to work with. Every time our dog comes home, he is extremely happy, and every time he goes there, he's excited to be with her again. Just wish there was more of her to go around!
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Barbara was wonderful. Instead of writing something very long to describe how awesome she is, just read her reviews. She was an extravagant host and we really appreciated her adaptability when we wanted to stay a couple of extra days, her response time was incredible, and the updates she sent really made me and my husband very comfortable leaving our extended family members with her. I would definitely recommend her and she well deserves more than 5 stars. Thanks Barbara!
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We used Barbara this weekend while we traveled to Atlanta for a concert. She kept up posted the entire time. I was never worried about them. From the moment I met her, I felt sure they were in great hands. And this was the first time we have left them anywhere. We will always use her, as long as she's available.
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I was very pleased with the care that my dog, Snickers, received while staying a week with Barbara B while my husband and I were on vacation in Sea Pines on HHI. I felt comfortable communicating with her via email prior to my dog's stay and enjoyed her daily photos and videos the week he stayed with her. Barbara had invited me to visit Snickers while we were in Sea Pines and I did come an afternoon and spent a couple of hours with him. I like it that Barbara lets your dog sleep in his bed and not a kennel and being able to stay in a home similar to what he is use to. I highly recommend Barbara and so glad that I found out about her on internet.
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We had an excellent experience with Barbara! She was fantastic! She was very welcoming when we arrived and our puppy was very comfortable with her! She sent us lots of daily pictures and videos from the very beginning so I didn't have to worry at all! She also allowed us to pick up our puppy for a little while in the evening so we could take her to the beach and every time we dropped her back off she went right to Barbara with no problems at all! I could definitely tell how happy our puppy was with her and we would definitely use her again!
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5 stars are simply not enough! Barbara deserves 10 stars if not more! She is an absolutely fantastic host. We were vacationing in Hilton Head and picked Barbara because we could be close to our almost 13 year old miniature dachshund. From the moment we arrived, our boy was relaxed, exploring, and looked pretty darn comfortable. The pictures and video that she sent throughout the week were reassuring that he was having just as awesome of a vacation as we were. Barbara even didn't mind that we picked him up one day to take him to the beach. She is truly a fantastic host and a very caring individual.
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We love love love Barbara!! Briddy is 15 1/2 years old and this is her third vacay in Hilton Head. Barbara puts up with all of her idiosyncrasies and seems to really care for every dog she watches. She even lets them sleep in her bed!! She sends pictures and videos every day. It gives me great comfort to know Brids is being well taken care of. Thanks Barbara!!!!
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Barbara is absolutely amazing. There is no doubt she loves her dogs and anyone's else's. She is wonderful at sending pictures and videos so you always know they are well taken care of. They came home happy. I know I will always let them stay with her when needed. Thank you again!!!
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Boarding our dog with Barbara exceeded our expectations. She took excellent care of our dog. We especially appreciated the videos she sent us each day. While we missed being with our dog 24/7, at no time were we ill at ease or anxious about the environment Barbara provided for the dogs in her care.
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Gertrude had a great time! I was apprehensive about leaving her since it is something that we rarely do, however Barbara made this a great experience. The fact that she sent pictures and videos during Gertrude's stay reassured me that Gert was not missing us at all!!
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Lily spent a week with Barbara recently. She sent regular photos and updates on how Lily was doing. It was comforting to us to know how Lily was adjusting to the new enviroment. Because Lily was a rescue, she is afraid of new places and suspicious of new people but adapted to Barbara and her home right away.

Lily enjoyed the time with other dogs -- Barbara's and other guests. When we picked up Lily, she was clean and happy. We have already booked other upcoming vacations with Barbara through DogVacay.
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Barbara was awesome. She sent me daily pictures and videos. I was so relaxed knowing that Cooper was having a good time and well cared for. Cooper is a one year old so I know he was a lot to handle. Barbara was willing work with him on any behavior issues. Cooper was clean, brushed and happy when we picked him up.
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Barbara is wonderful. Riley had a great time and was loves his time spent at her home. Her daily pictures of Riley were great to receive.
Riley had a super time at Barbara's home. He loves playing with all the new friends he makes at her home.
Barbara was great with our dog. She updated us with photos on how our dog was doing, which was reassuring. I'd definitely use her dog services again!
Barbara was fantastic! Our little Whippet wasn't sure that he wanted to leave her house when we came by a few times to pick him up for a beach run. She took very good care of him and we highly recommend her. Thanks, Barbara, Richard and Sherryl
2 words...FAR SUPERIOR !! Barbara is a full-time dog sitter and it's obvious. Her pix, to my e-mail acct. while we were gone, kept us in touch so to speak. HIGHLY recommend Barbara for your small dog...small is all she sits for and that's much appreciated by me and my 10 pound Shih-Tzu who tends to get beat up, over time, by the bigger fellas and gals. Cheers, BobU.
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We have had Barbara take care of our fur babies multiple times now. She is wonderful and our pups just love going to her home. Thank you Barbara!
Barbara is such a wonderful person! Our dog Bailey had the best time with her and her pups. We especially loved all of the picture and video updates!! I think Bailey was spoiled while she was away. :)
Our dog Bailey had the greatest time with Barbara. So many toys, lots of love, walks and playtime. What more could a dog ask for! She was even squeaky clean for the ride back home!
Thank you so much Barbara!! We know where to bring her any time we are in Hilton Head.
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Barbara is great, and our dog always seems happy and healthy after staying with her. The last time we went to her place, Raja jumped out of the car and trippy-trotted up to the front door, tail wagging, and excited to go inside. I highly recommend Batbara to anyone with a small dog.
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Barbara is just fantastic! She sent us multiple photos and we knew our dogs were in the best of care!
My dog, Marley, seemed to have had a better time than I did on my mini vacation. Barbara treated him as if he was her own personal pet. I now know I can go away with great relief that he will be wonderfully taken care of.
WOW...if you had 10 stars we would have given her 10! Barbara is amazing, so warm and inviting and loving to our fur babies. Many fun photos and videos during their stay. When we arrived to pick them up, they were very happy and comfortable in her home. Not to mention Barbara's two furry kids Dickens and Conroy, they are the ultimate host. There is no doubt about it, we will book again!

Thank you Barbara, Dickens and Conroy for our wonderful vacation! We had a blast! Love, Carmel and Casanova.
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Jinx and Jasper loves to vacay with Ms . Barbara, Conroy & Dickens. We always know that our boys will be well taken care of and showed lots of love. Barbara has a kind heart and we feel at ease and able to enjoy our vacay knowing Jinx and Jasper are in her care. Paws-up!
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Riley had a fun time with Barbara and her pups.
She was wonderful, they were happy, relaxed when I picked them up. A great service.
Barbara is so great! She took great care of Leo and sent me regular updates. She genuinely loves dogs and makes them feel right at home in her house. My dog is very attached to me and usually seems a little stressed out and eager to leave when I pick him up after a trip... but he was so happy and at ease, he clearly felt very comfortable with her. I will definitely use her next time I'm in town and would absolutely recommend her.
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My dogs were happy when I picked them up. The pictures were great as they let me know they felt at home.
I cannot say enough how thankful we are for Barbara. We somewhat spontaneously adopted a puppy (Maggie - lab/golden mix) 2 weeks before our planned trip to the island and were in a pinch about what to do with her while we were gone, as the villa we rented was pet-free. Most kennels will not board puppies. What to do? Barbara came to our rescue! Maggie had a fabulous experience while there, from what I can tell. Barbara was great about sending texts and videos to show us how Maggie was getting along and we were able to enjoy our vacation worry-free. Thank you so much, Barbara! If Maggie weren't going to be such a big girl, we'd definitely have her stay with you again. We owe you a few puppy toys!
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We cannot say enough wonderful things about Barbara and her family! She welcomed us with open arms and showed immediate affection for our dog. She asked us all the appropriate questions in order to take care of our older dog and was very comfortable in giving him his daily medications and his restrictive diet. Our daily text pictures and videos from her made our separation just that much easier. We will 100% use Barbara B. again! Also noted, her house was very clean and comfortable. Thank you Barbara!
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Barbara was phenomenal with our baby Bo! We received pictures and videos all weekend showing Bo having a great time! There was no doubt Bo was sad to go home and will miss Barbara! Thank you Barbara for taking care of Bo and keeping us updated!
We were so pleased with DogVacay and Barbara. We have a small puppy and he was too young to board. I searched on line and was so happy to find this great web site.
Barbara was wonderful, she responded to my e mails, answered our questions, she took detailed notes and she had a wonderful heart for dogs. We enjoyed our vacation so much because we knew Beau was in great hands. We were able to pick Beau up for about an hour so he could play with the grand children. Barbara sent us pictures and videos and she was attentive and so helpful. We highly recommend Barbara for a great DogVacay.
Barbara's home was clean and she was very organized, Beau had lots of walks and lots of attention. Beau did not want to come home, because he had such a wonderful time.
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We are so fortunate to have found Barbara. She is like a second mother to Oscar, our 15 year old Maltese. I have recommended DogVacay - and Barbara to lots of friends as the best way to find a trusted sitter in your area
Woody loves his time with Barbara and his 2 buddies, Dickens and Conroy. Although Woody loves people, he usually is afraid of new places and sometimes other dogs. But he was immediately comfortable at Barbara's house from the first visit. I love that she sends a couple pictures while he is there. It's fun to see what he's doing and usually he's on one of her beds. He also likes the sunshine on her deck. He must have great fun playing with Dickens and Conroy, and sometimes others, because he comes home tired !! I won't leave Woody with anyone else.
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Great stay. Our two Shih Tzus had a good vacation as well. Barbara's home is a great place to stay. We were able to enjoy our week in Hilton Head without worrying about our pups. Recommend her to anyone with small dogs.
Shared great pictures with us daily to stay in touch
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Great experience leaving my Jack Russell with Barbara. She sent us photos and updates daily. Would recommend!
Barbara was quick to reply to my inquiries so the booking was simple. Once I left Moose, I received updates (and photos!). I am happy to have a safe friendly home to leave my dog! Thank you, we'll be back.
Bella fit right in with the Two Smiling Shihtzus! This was such a wonderful experience as I had never taken my dog to someone's home to be watched. Barbara was just wonderful and caring. She loves animals which is quite obvious. I don't think Bella missed us one bit. I would most certainly recommend Two Smiling Shihtzus to anyone with a small dog.
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Was apprehensive about using a individual instead of a kennel , but after meeting with Barb I new our Millie was in good hands. She was very accommodating allowing us to come visit our Millie or take her for outings. Millie seemed very happy and content staying with Barb.
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Barbara was a great hostess for Lily. As a rescue dog, Lily missed much of her "puppyhood" so sharing play time with Dickens and Conroy was wonderful. I could tell that she did not want to leave! We are greatful for the care she received, the photos we received while away and for Dog Vacay. Thanks ever so much!
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Woody LOVES staying with Barbara. He runs to the door when we arrive to play with her 2 dogs, Dickens and Conroy. She has lots of toys for them. Barbara sends me pictures every couple of days so I know he's OK. I know Woody is safe and happy while I'm gone.
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PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT!!!
Riley loves his time with Barbara. She is very attentive to him and he loves going to her home.
Barbara is a very caring and dog loving person. She loves taking care of your pets and makes them feel at home at her house. We couldn't of asked for a better place to bring our golden.
Barbara was awesome!!! She took care of Harley like he was her own. Her dogs are great and can get along with all types of other dogs. They are good hosts too : ) Barbara was responsible, reliable and kind. I would recommend her to anyone. I think it is much better to leave your dog with her than in a kennel with other stressed out dogs that don't get personal attention. Don't hesitate to use Barbara!!
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5 star!!!! Barbara was a super host and very accommodating to our 6 lb toy poodle. We were vacationing in Hilton Head and couldn't keep our Furr baby in the condo, so we had made arrangements to bring her with us and leave her in a kennel, but after the first night alone in a kennel she was too upset. I got on Dog Vacay and found Barbara and she was able to take our baby that night and only with a few hours notice. Barbara was very flexible and we were able to pick up our baby each morning and she spent the day with us and we returned her in the afternoon to our host. Barbara really is very loving to dogs and her 2 Shih Tzu's were very sweet and great to our little poodle. Our baby is 5 years old and had never been without us or my mom at night and always sleeps with us and Barbara even let her sleep with her. I can't thank her enough for taking such good care of our little baby. We would have her take care of Misty any time we come back to Hilton Head.
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5 star all the way! From the moment, you walk in to Barbara's house, you automatically know your dog is going to have a great time and receive lots of attention. Her dogs are wonderful, and Charley had a blast while staying at her house. Barbara is also very accommodating/easy-going. She had no problem with me coming over early one morning to pick up Charley for a few hours and take him to the beach. (we were visiting HHI, but the resort we were at does not allow dogs) Many, many thanks to Barbara and her dogs for keeping Charley entertained. He slept almost all the way back to Charlotte! Thank you for everything! Marc
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Barbara was a wonderful host for our Springer Spaniel Monty who seems to have thoroughly enjoyed his stay (he is usually very anxiety ridden when he is not with us and hyper when we pick him up - but this time he seemed inclined to stay with Barbara when we came back!) We loved receiving the emails and photos from Barbara everyday showing us how well Monty was doing.

Thanks so much Barbara!
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Barbara took excellent care of our 2 Shih Tzus. We were very nervous as this was only the second time leaving them behind but she put our minds at ease with her love of dogs. Barbara sent us pictures while we were gone of our fur babies playing. She was very sweet and flexible with pickup/dropoff times. Highly Recommend!!
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Barbara was a perfect fit for Benji. If you want your dog to be constantly loved, walked several times a day, and be able to play with Dickens and Conroy (her beloved shih-tzu's) all day then look no further! We will certainly be back every time we visit Hilton Head! Thank you!!
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Having my dog Chelsea stay with Barbara B. was great! She sent me pictures regularly and I never worried about her for one second. When I picked her up she looked fit and healthy. She had LOTS of exercise with all of her fellow four legged vacationers. Not to mention Barbara's 2 beautiful shih tzus. DEFINITELY recommend.
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Barbara was wonderful! She was very hospitable. Our dog Titus had an amazing time! He was exhausted (which only means he had a great time!!)
Barbara was very flexible with scheduling our reservations. We needed to adjust a couple of times and she responded quickly and made it easy for us. She was able to give Woody his daily pill. And he got special treats too. He slept on the bed just like he does at home and he got plenty of exercise walking with her dogs, Dickens and Conroy, who made Woody feel at home right away. I will definitely schedule with Barbara again !
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Bailey, our Havanese, and Griffon, our Brussels Griffon enjoyed a week of play and loving with Barbara, her two dogs, and a little Yorkie, named Astro. They were so happy when we came to pick them up. Not stressed out like when boarding them at the vets. Barbara sent wonderful photos to keep us updated, and was very attentive to our dogs needs. We will definitely be back to visit her.
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I would 110% recommend Barbara to anyone. She took care of my 3 month old puppy for the weekend and not only did I love it, but when I picked up my puppy I could tell she had a great time playing and getting tons of attention. If you want your furbaby to be cared for and receive the perfect amount of love and attention while you are away, choose Barbara!!
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Ella had a fantastic time staying with Barbara in Hilton Head! It was a huge relief knowing that she was close by while we spent our vacation on the island. We got cute snapshots and updates each day and it looked like she settled in quite nicely. Much better option than leaving her in a cold and noisy boarding facility.
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This is my 2nd time to use Barbara and the experience was great. I will use her whenever I need to go out of town!
We are extremely happy with our experience with Barbara. Barbara sent us frequent updates and took excellent care of our dog, Jacob. Jacob gives a high five (pawsome!!) Regards, Stephanie
The BEST, Jake loved it. First class people and we would go back anytime. Scott, LisaMarie & Jake
Barbara was awesome. She sent us photos frequently. Even let Briddy sleep in her bed. She truly loves dogs, even old lady, fussy ones like ours. We were thrilled to find her and felt so secure knowing Brids was in such caring and loving hands! We already asked if Briddy can come next year!!
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Barbara is awesome! I always know Miss Ellie will have a good time at her house.
Barbara was great! My husband and I felt very comfortable leaving our fur kids in her care while we were on vacation. They seemed to enjoy their vacay too, based on all the photos we received from Barbara. Thanks again and we surely will use her again :-)
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Barbara was great with our puppy Astro! He seemed very happy and at home with her and her 2 Shih Tzus. In fact, I think he was a little sad to leave! I highly recommend her!
Finnegan had a great week with Barbara! She sent daily pictures of various activities of him eating, playing, laying in sun and romping with the other dogs. She administered the meds and food as directed and took wonderful care of him. I would recommend Barbara at DogVacay.com to anyone who wants quality, loving care for their pet. Karen
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Barbara was great with our pet and I would highly reccommend her and will use her again.
Barbara is a wonderful dog sitter. She is kind and calm with my dog and I felt confident that he would receive great care in her home. I will use her again and would recommend her to anyone needing great care for their loved pet.
Barbara has taken excellent care of our dog and we highly recommend her. She doesn't have to but sends us text updates and a timely picture of our dog during his stay. We are grateful that this service is so convenient and we feel so much better having him stay with Barbara rather than a kennel or leaving him at our house alone with someone checking/walking a few times a day. Also Barbara has prepared gate pass available for the entry of Hilton Head Island property for easy access to her house for drop-off and pick-up. Thanks a lot!
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Barbara did a great job watching our dog. She sent frequent pictures and kept us update. I will use Barbara anytime I need to be out of town and cannot take Olive.
Miss Ellie had a wonderful time with Barbara B! She loved being in her house and playing with Dickens and Conroy. She was walked and loved, played with and cleaned...she can't wait to go back!!!
This was our first experience with DogVacay.com. Our dog is a 13 week old puppy so our boarding options were limited, and frankly we couldn't stomach the thought of leaving our pup in a typical boarding facility. Barbara and her husband were a perfect solution for our family. June had daily walks, playtime with Barbara's dogs, and we received an email and pictures nearly every day. After a week, June came back healthy, clean and happy. I would definitely recommend Barbara and wouldn't hesitate to use her service again!
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