Valerie's Doggy Haven of Philly

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Valerie P.

6 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Valerie's Resident Pets

Giggio
Miniature Pinscher
Male
12 yr 2 mo old
Harley
Doberman Pinscher
Male
6 yr 0 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Valerie's House

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

About Valerie

21 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, My name is Valerie. I have grown up with Dogs, cats, Parrots, you name it, I've had it ! I currently have 5 parrots and 3 dogs who fill my life with joy. I also Foster Parrots for a local rescue when I am needed. . I currently have a large home with my family, full access to the yard and plenty of play room. After work everyday Harley, and I go for an hour long walk (Giggio is blind). I also have some schooling on dog training so I am happy to teach new tricks if asked to do so. I prefer not to have any dog/food aggressive babies, as I will not tolerate fighting. Other than that I will make your dog feel loved and you will have no worries as long as they are with me. I do apologize about the strict no refund policy, I have had bookings that were cancelled last minute and it could've been your baby that I would've been watching those days. This is my dream job, and yes someday I would love to go full time. Thank you for your time and trusting me to care for your family members. xoxo

Repeat clients, please contact me first before booking for your $15 off custom quote :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Valerie P.

6 Reviews
4 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 55 minutes

Availability

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

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Valerie's Home
$50 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
6 Reviews
Valerie saved our Thanksgiving!

We just moved to PA from out of state and don't know many people, let alone a dog sitter. A few days before Thanksgiving, our original dog sitting plans fell through last minute and we didn't know what to do. Luckily, we found Valerie and she kindly agreed to watch Tag (our dog child) over the holiday.

Not only did she help us last minute, but offered to have a prior meet-and-greet and pick Tag up from the house!

Thanks Valerie for giving us (and Tag) some "brotherly love" and warm welcome to Philadelphia!

If we are ever in need again, we will take Tag to Valerie's place!
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Valerie is great! Baxter loved his time with her. She sent pictures throughout the entire weekend. It was nice to see how Bax fits in with the other dogs there. When we picked him up, she had washed his bed and even gave him a bath! We had a wonderful experience and we'll definitely be bringing Baxter back.
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Valerie saved my pup when another sitter couldn't handle 3 dogs in her home. Within an hour Valerie came to rescue my dog driving across the city to pick her up without hesitation. Valerie took such great care of Fiona that she's my first choice sitter!! Great pictures, updates, and prompt communication.
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Valerie is absolutely the best! To start, she took my booking with very little notice, and even came to my apartment in the busiest part of the city, just to meet Zeus before his stay. We went for a walk and she answered all my questions. She welcomed Zeus into her home as if he were her own - sent me daily pictures and videos, always answered any questions I had, and responds immediately. She bathed him (more than once!), cleaned his ears, played all day with him, and kept him happy for the whole week. She even celebrated his first birthday with him!

This was my first time using dogvacay.com and I could not be happier. Ask Valerie - I was super nervous about leaving Zeus (have never been away this long!) and she couldn't have put me more at ease.

110% recommend! Thank you so much!

-Danielle and Zeus
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My pup had the best time with Valerie and was very sad when she left! He got a nice bath, was taken to the vet appointment, played with other dogs and received lots of love and care. Valerie dropped him off at my door and he literally sat down and didn't move when she left
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I don't even know where to begin with describing how amazing my experience with Valerie was. Not only was she extremely accomodating/flexible but she was so so loving to Arthur. I booked last minute and was panicking about coordinating drop-off. She made it stress-free and picked him up. She sent tons of updates through videos and photos so I never had to worry about him. She dropped him off when I got back into town (SO nice of her!!!) and she bathed him, did his hair, sprayed him with a great product AND washed his toys/dogbed cover. OH and sent him home with organic treats (:

If you have the option of sending your dog on vacay with Valerie .... DO IT! Thank you again!!
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