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Vivi T.

19 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Vivi's Resident Pets

Scotia
Mastiff
Female
3 yr 6 mo old
Charlie
Shih Tzu
Male
12 yr 11 mo old
Benny
Shih Tzu
Male
12 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Vivi's House

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

About Vivi

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We would like to invite you to enjoy your vacation with us and our mom. She rescued us you know, from the shelter environment and at no time did she use a crate with any of us. She has guided all of us and our previous brothers and sisters with lots of love and reassurance to be well mannered with each other and our guests. Our mom has been a passionate volunteer with humane societies for over 19 years; walking, socializing, cleaning and administering meds to many dogs and cats too. She works full time (8 hours), but we don't mind waiting for her in our cozy home where the 3 of us and our 4 cat siblings live. Mom spoils us with walks, taking us to play with our friends at the park and not to mention we have our very own hugest back yard (just under a quarter acre) with lots of plum and apple trees to lay under :) We would love to have you over as our guest/s for as many sleepovers as you like and for as long as your mommy and daddy are away! We will all walk, play, eat and sleep together. It will be so much fun, c'mon you know you want to!!

Quickies you need to know about our mom

She will meet with you and your family and ensure all details about your stay are covered. There is no charge for this visit

If you are elderly or in need of special medical care our mom has extra experience caring for the senior dogs and has nursed many of our previous brothers and sisters when they needed

If you have cat or other critter siblings you would like our mom to care for when your parents are away she will gladly visit them daily, play and feed them

We do prefer to board one family at a time so if you are a single dog or you have siblings as well, we can devote all our time pampering you and your siblings during your vacation


Hello, I am Vivi and as you can see my pack is very enthusiastic to make new friends :).

My passion for the welfare of all dogs has me helping out at my local animal shelters for many years so other than caring for dogs and other pets since I was a child, I have been a dog walker, dog socializer, foster parent, doggie cabby to and from the vet for families who had no car, provided medications to sick and elderly dogs and cats and have helped rehabilitate so many dogs with varying temperaments, guiding them to become adoptable and beloved members of the communities I have lived in

My home is very pet oriented and my human friends all have pets too so its an accepted fact that in this house its all about the 4 - legged family members, first.

If your dog is elderly or on a strict routine of meds administration we will cover all the details during our meeting and I will adhere to them as you specify

My dogs are up to date with their vaccinations


Thank you for reviewing my profile and I look forward to meeting your family :)




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Contact Vivi
Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Vivi T.

19 Reviews
7 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 25, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Vivi's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Vivi's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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19 Reviews
Vivi is very nice.
Hi Vivi, Poppy had a blast at his sleep-over. He was so tuckered out from playing with your dogs that he slept the next day away! It was a pleasure to meet you. It's great to have a fur baby lover like you so close to our home. Poppy looks forward to hi next visit:)
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Vivi was amazing! My boys loved being at her place which made me feel secure while I was away! She also kept me up to date with photos and stories of them. I would absolutely bring my boys back to hang out with Vivi :)
Chace loved his week with Vivi! She took wonderful care of him, we don't think he even missed us! Vivi opens her home and took care of Chace as if she was her own pet! Thank you Vivi, you are an amazing person with a huge heart!!
Vivi was great. You can tell she has a true love for animals, and she sure showed our dog, Maple, some love while we were gone for the day. She sent photos and updates throughout the day, which definitely helped put me at ease. She even got our water-hating dog to go in the kiddy pool! Maple had such a good day staying here, and we would not hesitate to stay again! Thanks Vivi!
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Everything was wonderful! We met Vivi the morning of Penny's stay, and you could tell right away how great she would be with our dog! Penny had a fabulous time and we loved that Vivi sent us pictures of Penny enjoying her stay!! Thanks and will ABSOLUTELY use Vivi again!!
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Vivi is a dog (and cat lover). She's intuitive about dogs. She asked for Jake's vaccinations on our arrival, gave him time to feel comfortable and acquainted with her, took him into her house to see how he'd respond to her cats and when he was settled, told us it was time to leave.

We felt really comfortable leaving Jake for a day, even though it was his first vacay. Highly recommend.
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Vivi was great with our dog. She hasn't had much away time from her human family and was quite anxious. Vivi did provide photos to assure us she was okay and I'm sure in time she would have settled in. We are working on socializing our "little human" with other dogs. Hope to do a little better next time. Viva's resident animals were very good with our gal.
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Overall, this was a good experience, with one MAJOR problem. My husband and had crossed the border to go to the Shaw Festival, and had tickets for Sunday afternoon. We arrived an hour before the play at Vivi's, only to be told that she had four cats, and was our dog good with cats? We don't have cats, and although I thought our dog was okay, I coukd not say for sure. There had been no mention of cats in the four previous email messages, so this was a shock. Vivi agreed to take our dog, but otherwise we woukd have been stuck and unable to use our tickets. Why did this information appear in the listing? We woukd have gone elsewhere. The dogsit went fine, and my dog did not cause any problems, but it was pretty stressful.
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Hollis had a great time- he's missing his playmates.its a relief to have a true animal lover take great care of your pet rather than a kennel. I highly recommend Vivi and DogVacay!!!
This was our boy Ace's 4th time staying with Vivi and Friends. Each vacay was a wonderful experience. She genuinely cares about animals and it shows when she interacts with us and the pets. We love it when she sends us pics during his stay and gives us the peace of mind that our fur buddy is in good care. Ace looks forward to his next DogVacay with Vivi!
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An absolutely wonderful experience and very simple process. Vivi took great care of Crash.
Vivi is amazing! She sent lots of updates about our dog Cece. I would definitely recommend her to other dog owners. Cece was in great hands!
Vivi is awesome! Our dogs had an awesome time playing in the back yard, swimming and getting lots of love. Vivi has experience with all sorts of dogs (we have a blind dog) and her home is a perfect home away from home for your fur babies.
Vivi was great to work with! From the start she was helpful with the arrangements and communicated promptly when we had a question. When we dropped our dog off, we knew right away that he would be at home and well taken care off. She is an obvious animal lover! Our dog hates being in a pen or cage. He got to sleep in the bed with her despite our dog being a bed hog and he snores terribly. She sent us photos so that we could see that he was having a good time. Overall a great experience!
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After our initial meeting with Vivi before our 2 week long trip, we were so relieved to know our dog
would be in such good hands and in an environment where she would feel at home.

Vivi is compassionate and caring and really attentive to the behaviour and needs of the dogs that she takes care of.
Our Shepherd had a wonderful time with her new best friends and we can't say enough
positive things about Vivi and our Dogvacay experience with her.
We would bring our dog to her again in the future without hesitation!
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Staying with Vivi and her pets was an absolutely wonderful experience for my pup. You could tell how much she loves them. She has a thorough knowledge of dogs and how to care for them. The highlight was when she sent our family email updates with pics!
I will definitely be using her, every time we go away and highly recommend her to others.
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Vivi was very welcoming and warm-hearted. You can tell she loves animals. She sent me daily photos of my dog and made me feel relaxed about leaving him there with her.
I would definitely recommend your pets to stay with Vivi. She has a genuine love for animals and I felt very comfortable leaving my dogs with her. She also has a very friendly personality which made the visit an enjoyable one.
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