Under My Woof - Yaletown

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Barb B.

21 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Barb's Apartment

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Small Balcony
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Great for senior pets

About Barb

8 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**I'm available on weekends only but will extend if you need to drop off Friday morning or pick up Monday evening. Last minute bookings are welcome. **

Dogs have brought me so much joy over the years.. I grew up with them, and later volunteered at the local SPCA prior to rescuing a stray Australian Shepherd mix. After losing my beloved pal, I found hosting through DogVacay was a wonderful way of getting my dog fix. I truly understand the deep bond people share with their canine family members, and will treat yours like one of my own.

I live close to fenced parks, the dog beach, and seawall.. ideal for long walks or runs. Expect your dog to be outside several times a day, rain or shine.

Dogs of all ages and sizes are welcome! Your pup will be showered with affection, positive reinforcement, playtime and belly rubs. Any boundaries and routines you have in place will be respected. I'm happy to send you daily pictures and activity reports, so you can take comfort knowing your dog is very well cared for.

I love cats too, so if you have any that need checking in on, or boarding, I could send you a custom quote.





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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified

Barb B.

21 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
$39/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Barb's Home
$39 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
21 Reviews
I left for my vacations knowing that my dog was in good hands. Barb has been amazingly good with my furry friend. Communication is clear and done in a timely manner. I recommended Barb to friends and I will for sure use her services again.
Ellie had another fantastic stay with Barb! Ellie is always excited and happy to see and stay with Barb! Thanks again for helping us take care of Ellie! Betty.
Barb was amazing! She was so in-tune with our dog who is a little older and particular. Barb knew how to let her warm up to her and of course, they became fast friends. Barb sent us several photos and updates while we were gone which reassured us she was in great hands. We were thrilled to have Barb's help and we are already trying to line her up for our future vacations.

Thank you Barb. You are fabulous. :)
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Ellie had another wonderful overnight stay with Barb! Ellie will definitely see you again soon! Betty
Barb was very loving with Piper during her stay. We came home to a very content pup. The photo updates were great and kept us connected to Piper. Barb's place is set-up very well for a dog stay and the park close by is an added bonus for us. The communication between Barb and us was so easy and gave us great peace of mind. We can't wait for Piper to have her next Vacay with Barb.
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Thanks Barb for taking so good care of Ellie (again)!! Ellie will definitely be back for another stay with Barb soon! :-) Betty.
Barb was great. I booked Razor in with her on pretty short notice and even though she was out of town when I placed the request, she was super responsive on email to answer my questions and very accommodating on the 'meet and greet' time considering it was the day before I dropped him off! It was only a short stay but it sounded like Razor had lots of cuddles and walks, and Barb was also very good at sending updates. He'll definitely be back for another stay with Barb :)
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Ellie had a great time at Barb's place! Barb sent us photo and updates which were great!!! Thanks again for taking such good care of Ellie for us!
Barb was great. Easy to contact and accommodating with my schedule. She sent lots of photos and updates. Rolo looked like she had a wonderful time.
Barb took such excellent care of my two havanese, i was completely comfortable leaving them with her for the first time, they warmed up to her right away and i could see they would be very at home in her home. She was very sensitive with my little guy who has some anxiety issues ;) And when i picked them up they were very happy little mutts:) My two little ones will definitely be back to see Barb soon!!!
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My Shih Tzu, Milo, had a great stay. Barb was very easy to get ahold of. I would have her watch Mulo again.
Thanks so much for spending and taking care of Ellie for us for the day! We were uncertain how Ellie would react, but Barb soothed Ellie and made her comfortable! It was also very nice of Barb to take pictures to keep us updated about Ellie during our time away. That calmed our nerves that Ellie was doing great!! Thanks again, Barb! And we will definitely be using your services again! :-)
BL, HY & Ellie
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I cannot BEGIN to express how impressed, relieved, thrilled, and above all happy with Barb's services. Ghost, my 16 month old Aussie is precocious, bright and incredibly attached to me, so I was really nervous about leaving him with a stranger for two weeks. After meeting Barb, within seconds, Ghost LITERALLY leaped up to give her a kiss (not something this dog does with anyone!) I immediately knew she'd be perfect - The two are like peas in a pod. Not only did Barb host Ghost, she also hosted my rather grouchy Lynx-point Siamese last minute when my cat-sitter fell through - Talk about a life-saver!!! The regular photo and video updates were fabulous, and I knew my boy was having the time of his life. My little fur-family looked fabulous when I picked them up, and not only will I be using Barb from here on out, I'm telling everyone I know to use her (and you should too!)
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It was just one night so we didn't expect our dog Sam to feel comfortable with Barb, as it often takes her a few days to trust new people. Barb's calm demeanour won Sam over in just a day with lots of walks and attention. We enjoyed the photos and we will definitely call upon Barb in the future.
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Lola just returned from another stay at Barb's and she clearly had a lovely time! When we picked her up she was so relaxed and happy - she didn't seem to want to leave! Once again Lola was treated to lots of dog walks and playtime with other pups. When Lola stays with Barb we feel like we're treating her to her own little vacation. Gemma.
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Barb had our lab Marley for 2 weeks this summer while we were in Europe. Our vacation was great and so was his. She took him to his favorite dog beach every day. She sent us pictures and videos every few days so we could see how he was doing. I don't think he missed us at all!! I will definitely book Barb for all future vacations.
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Our one year old puppy stayed with Barb for over three weeks while we were in Europe. Leaving him was really hard but Barb sent us daily pictures and updates so we could see how he was doing. When we returned I think our puppy was in better shape than when we left him! Barb really took excellent care of him and had him out for lots of walks, swims and other adventures. She is a patient, kind, and loving dog sitter who I highly, highly recommend.
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Barb was an amazing host to our one-year old beagle, Lola - we can't rate her highly enough! We knew as soon as we met Barb at an initial meet and greet session that Lola would be very happy with her and we weren't disappointed. Everyday we received picture updates of the walks, beach time and dog park runs that they enjoyed together and we returned after a week to find our dog happily exhausted and better behaved than ever! The picture updates really set the service apart from other doggie daycare options and gave us complete piece of mind while we were away. Also knowing Barb is fully trained in dog first aid is reassuring too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Barb to other dog owners looking to treat their pooch to a mini-break. Lola's looking forward to her next stay already!
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Barb was absolutely phenomenal! Her home is warm and inviting and her way with dogs is incredible.

Above that, she offered ways to calm down my otherwise stressed out dogs. We were in between homes and I had nowhere for the dogs to sleep, so not only did she help me out of a hard spot, she gave my dogs a cozy home to call their own for the weekend.

On top of this, I have a different schedule, I work nights, and she was perfectly accommodating to my requests.

I will be using her services again, and would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone with a pooch in need of a loving place to stay.

Thanks so much dogvacay for allowing me to find such a great sitter!
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I was a little bit apprehensive leaving my 7 month old puppy with Barb knowing he is a bit of a handful
I should say at this point that he is a Jack Russell!!
But I couldn't have been more pleased. He responded to her beautifully and clearly is now madly in love...... Her home was equipped with everything a dog or a puppy could ever need, including lots of toys and dog beds. In fact, I think she even provided a big bed and a couch! LOL
When I picked my puppy up he was mellow which meant he had been for loads of lovely walks.....
I will for sure be back to use Barb many times in the future and will pass this site along to all who ask.
I had a lovely stressless weekend complete with lots of pictures from Dogvacay.
Thank you
Jakki H
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Barb was the perfect sitter for our beloved family member, Harley. He is an 11 year old Australian Shepherd and has never been in a kennel or boarded. Our regular sitter was away and we discovered Dog Vacay, and in particular, Barb B & Under My Woof - and we really lucked out! Barb took amazing care of our Harley; sent us messages and pictures throughout our trip and any apprehension we may have had was immediately removed. Thank you Dog Vacay - and thank you so much Barb B!!
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