Vanessa Animal Lover Extraordinaire

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Vanessa B.

14 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Vanessa's Resident Pets

Cutie Benitez
8 yr 10 mo old
Princess Benitez
4 yr 9 mo old
1 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Chicken, ducks, turkeys, or other birds

Vanessa's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Vanessa

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello pet parents! What can I say? I love animals, all of them, big and small. I was born an animal lover and have passed this love to my daughters. I feel it's our duty and a privilege to love and protect them since they are so innocent and cannot speak for themselves. I made the leap out of a high stress career to do something I know I love and am passionate about. This love is why so many friends family and referrals have entrusted their babies to me. Someone mentioned making it a career, and here I am! I also use my experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist to soothe my guests with touch and soft music. I look forward to the privilege of caring for and spoiling your babies. I hope to be their home away from home.

I also offer daycare, dog walking, bathing and pickup/drop off from day care and boarding for reasonable fees. Thank you for taking the time to meet me and I hope to host your baby soon!

*Unfortunately, due to several no calls/no shows, my refund policy stands. Cancellation prior to 4 days out full refund, anytime within the 4 days only 50%. No exceptions. Each Boarding night covers 24 hrs from drop off. I plan my schedule and other reservations around eachother and late pickups affect that. I will try to work with you, but without prior arrangements/approval for late pickup, you will be charged for an additional day.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Vanessa B.

14 Reviews
9 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 19, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Vanessa's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Vanessa's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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14 Reviews
Vanessa and her family made our two dogs feel part of the family. She was fanstastic providing videos and pictures of our happy pups throughout the day. Her home will definitely be our dogs home away from home and when we finally arrived to pick them up they just didn't want to go from all the fun with her girls.
Vanessa is exactly what I hoped for in a dog sitter.
Her home is extremely clean (which is difficult in this business), she is extremely warm and caring, she loves dog sitting for animals and she made our Zulu feel like part of the family. She has a large back yard with plenty of room for her "guests" to roam and play.She e-mailed us photos and videos of Zulu several times. We were afraid that Zulu would not want to come home.

Vanessa is our answer for all our dog sitting needs.
We are so grateful that we found her!!!!
When you trust Vanessa with your pets there is peace of mind!
From the first meeting with Vanessa, I had complete confidence that she would provide a safe, loving, and fun environment for my dog with lots of playtime. He adores her and his doggie friends that live at her house. I highly recommend her! A day at her house really is like a fun mini-vacation. The picture and videos she sends during the day say it all.
My two-year old Collie Riley loves visiting Vanessa. She gets lots of attention, takes a walk and has other dogs to play with. I know she's in good hands with Vanessa!
Ruby had her first all day visit with Vanessa. It was a great success! Vanessa kept me posted with photos and video of Ruby's activities. She truly loves and understands dogs. I highly recommend her as a caretaker for our much loved furry family members!
Leaving Ruby our 11months old labradoodle with Vanessa and her family was a great experience. Vanessa sent pictures and videos all the time, we could see how Ruby was showered with love by the whole family. We will definitely leave Ruby again with them. Vanessa went out of her way to make Ruby stay painless for us. Thank you so much.
Bringing the puppies to Vanessa was a pleasure. They were so well taken care of and pampered. Now that I found Vanessa, we will definitely take more trips. Definitely would recommend Vanessa to everyone.
Vanessa es una persona excelente con una lindisima familia y casa, mi perrito estuvo súper bien cuidado, en todo momento me enviaba fotos y me mantenía al tanto de cómo estaba mi cachorro. Lo dejaría de nuevo con ellos sin pensarlo. Excelentes!
Vanessa and her lovely family were amazing with Athena! She provided such tender and loving care as if Athena was her own dog. Vanessa also provided updates and pictures as requested. I would highly recommend her for pet sitting and will definitely use her pet services again! Thanks! :)
Wonderful experience, Vanessa's family will treat your pet like their own. My dog Rocky came back just like himself. I will definitely be boarding my dog again with Vanessa. I loved the way she kept me informed through pictures and videos.
We had an absolutely wonderful time boarding with Vanessa. She was professional, polite, extremely attentive and went above and beyond with giving us updates on our pup and having so much fun with him. It was our first time boarding and we've already booked again with Vanessa for the same month and plan to book again before the end of the summer.
Vanessa did great a job taking care of Bruno. She constantly gave me updates on him and sent me pics of all the fun they were having. I think that he wanted to stay more days with them. I will definitely leave Bruno with Vanessa again.
Vanessa & her family was amazing. Kosmo was made to feel like part of their family from the get go. Looking forward to leaving him with them the next time.
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