VIP Pooches of Silver Spring

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Candace L.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Chow Chow

Candace's Resident Pets

5 yr 6 mo old
6 yr 6 mo old

Candace's House

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

About Candace

34 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have two toy sized dogs who are friendly and playful members of the family. My little boys, Saki and Pecan, love having play dates, company, toys and yummy treats!
I grew up with dogs in my home and I have personally cared for my own dogs for more than 34 years. Pecan was a rescue two years ago and it didn't take long for him to become a happy, carefree, well adjusted member of the family. My love of dogs stems from my father and grandfather, who were both farmers, dog breeders and animal lovers, and my great grandfather who was a veterinarian. The icing on the cake is that my adult daughter lives in my home and she is a veterinary technician with more than 10 years of experience. Your precious pooch will be safe and happy in my home with no worries!
I will board dogs only up to 20 lbs. because my home can comfortably accommodate several dogs of that size. Please provide your dog's food and feeding schedule, so that there are no changes or disruptions in the diet. In addition, all vaccines and booster shots must be current, along with being tick and flea free. Finally, dogs must be housebroken. If there are any minor behavioral problems, please inform me ahead of time, so that I will be prepared to manage the issue.
Although I have crates and cushions, please provide your dog's crate, bedding and favorite items, so that he or she will be comforted by their own familiar belongings. Rest assured that your dog will be able to wander and roam throughout the main floor of my home and of course throughout the huge, fenced backyard with locked gates.
Welcome to my home where your pooch will receive lots of loving care and attention!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Candace L.

16 Reviews
10 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 27, 2017


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Candace's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Candace's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
16 Reviews
Candace is a great host. She is very attentive and such a nice house as well. We highly recommend her.
She's amazing. Ziggy stayed for six days at her house while my husband and I were out of country for vacation. I was so preoccupied because it was our first time leaving our puppy for many days. She made my husband and I to feel really comfortable sending us messages and pictures of him. I strongly recommend her services. Also her daughter is a vet and lives with her. I will definitely contact Candace again.
Candace was wonderful! She took great care of my dog while I was gone, and was always quick to respond. It was so great to know my puppy was in good hands! She'll be the first on my list if I need to find a dog sitter again. :)
Candace was very prompt on responding my requests.She was also very accommodating with the change requests. We had to extend Muffin's stay 2 times and Candace was very accommodating with both times. We are very pleased with her. Our dog had so much fun staying at her place, playing with other dogs. Muffin can be very anxious while left alone and having such as wonderful host to watch him while we were away was a big relief. When my husband went to pick him up, Muffin did not even excited to see my husband. That shows how much fun he had at Candace's place.
Candace, thanks so much for being such a great host.
I had entered a review for this amazing hostess with the mostest but DV must have not noted it in error, but she was so excellent, I want to take a minute and send another.

To say that I was relieved and at peace leaving my dog with Miss Candace would be an understatement. She was incredibly kind and thoughtful. Her own small dogs played well with my Gracie and they all seemed to have a great time, but what impressed me the most was her kindness in dealing with me (we had some technical problems with getting the reservation secured in the first place) and with my dog. And when I got there to pick him up, I could see how happy and comfortable my pup was because she had cared for him like her own. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Candance, when can you take ME in?
Typically when I return after being away from my dog, I hear about how he didn't eat for the first day or two for missing me and taking time to settle in. Candace was the first place I've left Grace where that was NOT the case. He must have been immediately relaxed, because he ate, played, slept like he was at home. Candace was an absolute joy to work with from the very first contact inquiry, all the way through to picking up my dog Grace from her home after her watching him for a week. Always attentive and in communication, she replied to every message within minutes. And her love of dogs in general and my little guy in particular was palpable on meeting her. If he could speak, I know he'd say he had a warm, wonderful vacay with this sweet, thoughtful lady and her own delightful dogs. I am grateful that there are people like Canadace not just in DogVacay but in the world. She's Pawesome! And I'm relieved that I have a place to leave G where he's as happy as I am at peace knowing he's being cared for well. Thanks, Candace!
Candace and her daughters did an awesome job taking care of my two boys and my daughter's pup while we were gone. She is very caring and all the dogs seemed to have done very well in her care. I highly recommend Candace and will definitely use her in the future.
Cupcake had a great time with Candace. She had a large fenced backyard which Cupcake loves!! A large backyard to run around in was what helped me decide where to leave my dog during my
vacation. Candace communicated with me frequently while I was away.
We will definitely be using Candace again in the future!
Candace was absolutely the BEST with our little guy, Sir Quincy. He received so much love, attention, and affection that he was completely unbothered by my arrival when picking him up. He wanted to stay with Candace and her two furry children. It is obvious that Quincy has fallen in love with Candace's lovely spirit while making two new canine buddies. I highly recommend Candace to care for your furry child(ren).
Candace and her family were wonderful! They welcomed my dog with open arms and warm hearts, and helped her fit right in. Candace was responsible and knowledgeable, and I felt confident that my dog received good care.
Candace was great in taking care of Millie! Regular updates and I felt comfortable knowing that my dog was well looked after! Thanks, Candace!
Candace and her family were so welcoming and took great care of Bear like he was their own. Candace responded very quickly to my request for a meet-and-greet, and was able to accommodate a very last minute reservation. I really appreciated her thoughtful questions about Bear's needs and regular routine so that he can feel like he's at home. Bear was super happy when I picked him up after a long day of play with Saki and Pecan, and again super happy to visit Candace's house next day!
Candace and her pups are friendly and sweet, and their home is beautiful! Pixel had a wonderful time. In fact, the only downside is that we're worried Pixel might like Candace better than us now. ;) Will definitely rebook!
Candace took good care of my puppy and sent photos. I would definately board with her again!
Candace was very quick with responding and I booked this very last minute so I appreciate her being available! Jackson definitely had fun as he came back and slept all day lol!!! I will use Candace's services again for sure :)
This was my first time trying & I must say Candace was awesome, very nice,very beautiful home & my dog loved every bit of her stay, I will definitely be using Candace again.
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