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Amy R.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
47 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
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Pet Requirements

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

Amy's Resident Pets

Rhodesian Ridgeback
4 yr 8 mo old

Amy's House

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About Amy

EXCITING NEWS: UDC IS ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS AGAIN! Looking for a getaway with a puppy-playmate? Videos and pictures? Dog park visits? Lots of walks? Someone who can handle your willful and rambunctious fido?

We would love to have your pooch come and stay with us! From Great Danes to Yorkies, we have experience with them all and take steps to ensure you dog is comfortable and happy, including premium pet insurance during your pup's stay. Your dog will join our Rhodesian Ridgeback in her afternoon strolls on the local trails, evening trips to the dog park, and couch cuddles before bed.

Your pup will have companionship with one very happy, friendly, and playful dog in 1,800 sq. ft house + an open basement set up for doggie playtime with lots of room to run. Vashti has been socialized from a young puppy and is very patient and tolerant of other dogs.

Sending your dog home happy and healthy is our highest priority, which is why every dog that stays with us has completed a meet and greet (exceptions for dogs under 6 months old). If more than one dog staying with us, reservations are based on the compatibility of each dog.

Nightly rate includes a 26 hour stay. We are happy to have extended stays at $2.00 per hour past the night stay. Additional charges never exceed our daycare rate. Don't forget to ask about our referral program and how to get $ off your pup's stay.

A little about me: I'm currently a law student, so my days consist of studying at home, going to classes, and getting out of the house with my dog. I've grown up with dogs ranging from Huskies to Cocker Spaniels. My husband grew up with dogs as well, training many of them for hunting. My love for dogs has only grown with the addition of our Rhodesian Ridgeback, Vashti. Known for their willful nature, intelligence, and very high energy, I am comfortable handling these traits and welcome other high energy dogs.

We have had a recent addition to the UDC team: Victoria! Victoria has also grown up with dogs and is always up for a good run with your Fido. She also is a generous cuddler!

Beyond regular pictures and updates, at the end of each booking, you will receive video footage of your pup. Like our facebook page to see additional photos and videos of your pup!

Located near the heart of Mpls. 3 minute drive to St. Louis Park emergency vet. 2 minute drive to Isle Trails. 5 minutes to Triangle Dog Park, North Loop Dog Park, and Loring Dog Park.
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Amy R.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
47 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
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  • Last updated May 6, 2015


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Amy's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
Daycare At Amy's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$10 /bath
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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47 Reviews
Dasher's stay with Amy is always a great one. He's happy, relaxed and enjoys her own dog. I am always comfortable leaving Dasher with Amy.
Amy was a great host to my dog Charlie. He sometimes has anxiety issues when he's not at home and Amy and her dog helped him settle in right away! He came home a happy dog. Thanks Amy!
O'Malley loves being at Amy's! He came back from his Memorial Day weekend with Amy and Vashti completely exhausted, which is exactly what I hoped for. We'll be back!
Our first stay with Amy was for a day of daycare. Amy was super accommodating of pick up/drop off times and O'Malley LOVED playing with Vashti. Amy sent pictures as well, and I know O'Malley loved being able to play and lounge around her house all day, rather than being cooped up in an apartment. He'll stay again for a weekend soon!
Amy did an absolutely fantastic job with Hamlet. I was wary leaving him (in general), but got a daily update with pictures, which made me feel so much better. Amy was very accommodating, I couldn't have asked for a better person to take care of my dog! I could tell from the meet-and-greet that she knew a lot about dogs, and how to care for them. Hamlet and Vashti played quite a bit from what I was told, and he really seemed to enjoy his time there! I highly recommend Amy!
My dog can be fairly anxious when he's on vacation. I know he enjoys staying with Amy, and feels comfortable with the family and their dog.
Koda always enjoys his time at Amy's! Thanks again for taking him over the weekend.
Great as always!
Amy has watched my chocolate lab Ellie on several overnight occasions. Amy sent regular updates and was very flexible with our pickup-drop-off schedule. Ellie plays well with Vashti (the resident pup) and has come home tired every time.
Another great stay for Allie. I can't say enough good things about the service Amy (and Victoria) supplies. They are very quick to respond, very friendly, are flexible and really try to do everything they can to make leaving your dog with them a positive experience. And to top it off they treat my dog like she's part of their family and she comes home happy and a bit tired from having such a good stay.

Thanks again, you guys are the best!
Amy was a great hostess and the dogs came home relaxed and happy. They very much like staying there.
High-strung Viggo always wigs out when staying away from home. Amy helped ease his anxiety, and as far as I can tell, he enjoyed his dogvacay.
Amy has now watched Nutmeg several times, and each time she seems to feel more and more at home! I love knowing that I have a reliable and attentive sitter to give her a happy place to stay while we're away.
Amy was fantastic with our Australian Terrier. She was only 10 months and has high energy. She was able to help us with a last minute reservation. W would love to use Amy again!
Maggie was very well taken care of and Amy allowed for flexible pick up and drop off times, which I really appreciated! Lots of updates with pictures made me feel more at ease. Maggie came home tired and happy!!
Amy took in our escape artist dog with separation anxiety issues, and Nutmeg came back to us happy and exhausted! She really enjoyed the company of Amy's dog Vashti, and seems to have quickly adjusted to her new environment. Updates while we were traveling helped reassure us that our dog was in good hands. Amy is also flexible with pickup/dropoff times, and overall just a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend her.
Sadie's second time staying with Amy and her dog Vashti--they love to play! I felt confident that Sadie was well cared for. Amy related to us some of Sadie's funny antics while we were on Vacay. I'm sure she'll be back to Amy's play again in the future.
As usual, my dogs were extremely well taken care of and they came home happy and exhausted. I love it that I can leave my young pup there to play with Vashti and my old-man collie there to herd the pack.
Once again, Magda came home exhausted and happy. Amy was super flexible with our drop off and pickup times, and I couldn't be happier!
Excellent service and care for Allie with Amy and her family. I can't say enough nice things about Allie's stay here and would highly recommend Amy to anyone looking for a safe, friendly and thoughtful host for their dog. Amy obviously has a lot of experience both caring for and loving dogs and it shows. I also need to thank Amy for being so flexible with this booking as it was very appreciated. A++ Host!
This was our first time using a DogVacay home and we would for sure do it again. Amy was great and helped our somewhat shy girl, Zoey, feel instantly at home. Drop off and pick up times were flexible and Zoey said she had an awesome time meeting new friends! I would have no reservations leaving her with Amy again!
This was Oscar's second stay with Amy and he had a marvelous time once again! She is very flexible with drop off and pick up times and responds quickly to messages. Oscar always seems to enjoy his stay there and they always seem sad to see him go home again. I am sure he is well loved and cared for at Amy's!
Izzy's overnight stay with Amy and Vashti was great. My pup definitely kept them as busy as Amy kept Izzy. She went in excited, and came back exhausted. Thanks again Amy.
Murphy LOVED his stay with Amy. He had a great time playing with the other dogs. Amy was very responsive and super flexible. I felt very comfortable leaving my pooch with Amy and her family. I definitely recommend Amy to anyone needing a dog sitter. Murphy would love to go back! :) He was sleeping by the time we got out of her neighborhood.
Amy took great care of my high energy dog while I was out of state for a week. Stevie got along great with her dog Vashti and must have got plenty of playtime since he fell asleep in the car on the way home within a few minutes. I loved the picture, video, and message updates I received while away too. It's great to see the dogs having such a good time! I would definitely recommend Amy as a host, and I'm sure Stevie would say the same. Thanks again!
Kenobi had a great time with Amy. He looked right at home watching TV on the couch with the family. He loved his dog park runs too!
We had an excellent experience with Amy and Vashti! Our dog, Macallan was very tired when he came home, I can tell he had plenty of exercise, love and attention. Amy also sent photo and text updates, which put my mind at ease while away. We would defiantly recommend Amy to family and friends!
We were so fortunate to find Amy to care for Dash, our four year old Beagle during our two weeks of travels. We received great updates and photos while traveling and know Dash had a great time. We would highly recommend Amy to anyone!
Amy was an *amazing* host to my two big dogs. I have one older collie that needs lots of medication (pills, ear drops etc) and she didn't even blink at those instructions. And my other dog is a 11-month-old vizsla mix. To say that dog is high energy is an understatement! But she played and played with Amy's sweet pup, Vashti, all weekend and came home tired and happy.

I felt so great knowing my pups were in good hands -- and text updates and photos from Amy were fantastic. I really suggest you connect with Amy for any dog-sitting needs.
Great! Thanks again! Tala was pooped, I'm sure she had a great time with you!
This was Cash's first boarding experience and overall it seemed to go well. Cash and Vashti got along very well, even though Cash is a much smaller dog.
Graham has been sleeping since we got him home! He musta had a great dog vacay with Amy and Vashti!
Amy took great care of my dog Luna! It was sort of a last minute reservation with inconvenient drop off and pick up times and Amy was kind and flexible enough to accommodate. Luna got a great workout playing with Amy's energetic pup! Thanks!
I was sooo nervous about leaving Oscar while we went on a trip. He was a rescue dog and this would be his first time being away from us. I didn't want to do a "normal" boarding because I was fearful that it would remind him of the shelter and he would feel deserted again. Then I found DogVacay... and then Amy. It was perfect! We did a meet and greet so Oscar could interact with her and her dog. Amy was friendly and professional and flexible with drop offs and pick ups. She sent me text messages and photos once in awhile to let me know that all was okay. I felt very much at ease knowing Oscar was being well taken care of and enjoying himself. If he could talk I am sure he would tell me he had a great time and would be begging to go back again soon!
Amy took great care of Linus and I'd highly recommend her. We did a meet and greet before our weekend away so Linus and Amy's pup could get to know each other, which worked out well. Best of all, he was totally exhausted after a weekend filled with fun playtime!
Amy is very personable and I felt very good about leaving Eddie. We loved the pictures she sent and knowing our dog was in a good home. Thanks so much Amy!!!
Rio and Visa had a great time! They were well taken care of, happy, and tired when we pick them up.
Amy is great and we would highly recommend using them! She is so nice and easy to reach. Our dog had a great stay and she was warn out when we brought her home. It gave us such peace of mind knowing she was being taken good care of while we were away.
Amy was such a wonderful caretaker for our dog! She goes way above and beyond to provide an excellent experience for both the pet and pet owner!
We scheduled a meet and greet first- her house was clean, spacious, and even had a great fenced-in patio- perfect for our doggy! She asked lots of insightful questions about Bella's behavior, likes/dislikes, and made us feel very comfortable. We received updates about Bella during our trip which made us happy she was being so well-taken-care of.
Before the last day of our trip, we decided to push our return flight back a few days- and Amy was not only flexible, but she went above and beyond. She inquired what type of dog food Bella eats (since we only packed enough for our original trip length)- and drove all the way to Costco to purchase a big bag of the exact dog food she eats so Bell wouldn't have an upset stomach. This was unexpected and nothing we would have asked of her- she volunteered and it just shows how great she is!
Bell came home happy, a little tired-out, and completely non-stressed- which is a first.
We will definitely use Amy again when we go out of town this summer! Thanks Amy!
Oscar had a lovely stay - Amy was very understanding and accommodating of our last minute request. She was prompt and responsive to our numerous queries prior to the stay (this was Oscar's first sleepover!). She has a lovely home and her dog Vashti is a great playmate. We would wholeheartedly recommend Amy to anyone looking for a caring, thoughtful and considerate host for their dog.
Thanks Amy for being so understanding of Oscar's "accidents"!
Amy was great! You can tell she knows dogs and even wanted to help with training our puppy. Our dog Jasmine seemed to have had a great time and didn't want to leave. I plan on going back to Amy
Our little Kenobi had a great weekend at Amy's house. Her dog was a good host too - they had a lot of fun. We loved the pic Amy took of them at the dog park. Kenobi was happy and tired when we came to take him home. Thank you for a great experience!
Great! Our dog Tala is so tired out, she must have had such a fun weekend! Amy is great, she is super friendly and took such good care of our puppy. Highly recommended!
Mia loves having Vashti as a playmate. Amy is quick to respond to reservations and is very convenient for anyone who lives downtown! I've used Amy twice in the last month, and we'll be back!
Our dog had a great time, he was very tired when he returned home the first day! Amy sent pictures during the stay and he seemed to have alot of fun playing with her dog. I would definitely use her again.
Amy took great care of our dog and was super easy to communicate with. Our dog was well cared for and loved while we were on vacation. ThanksAmy!
Amy was responsive and flexible in setting up our meeting times. She was also very patient with me when I could not find her house. She and her big dog greeted my small dog and made her feel at home. Amy is warm and loving so I know my dog got lots of cuddles. By the way she slept when she got home, it was clear she had gotten a lot of exercise too! Thanks for a great night - we can't wait for a next visit!
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