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Rachel A.

32 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 16 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Rachel's Resident Pets

no permanent dog but we can invite a friend named Hex
Female
2 old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Caged birds or Reptiles

Rachel's House

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Outdoor area

About Rachel

My name is Rachel and I love to open up my home to dog guests! My mom, Gail, has become involved with the project and my brother, Glen, sometimes likes to help too, so together with my little four year old girl, Ellie, we have made this a family affair! We try to give our dog guests the full family experience. Although we live in a modest sized house, we make up for it with lots of attention and love! We have a friendly neighborhood and a beautiful park at the bottom of our road that is dog friendly, that we can walk to from our house. Our three tiered garden in the backyard is also a place our dog friends are happy to sniff about! We are looking for family friendly dogs who would enjoy two walks a day, and a family setting. I take up to three pups at once, but I also offer private booking if you prefer your pup to be on his own on your vacation. I also love animals in general and my mom runs the nature program at Redwood Glen camp where we help with animal care of all sorts and so if you have any other animals that need watching I'd love to meet them too! Check out our pictures and see if you might want to have your pup come for a vacation!
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Rachel A.

32 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 16 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rachel's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Rachel's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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32 Reviews
Rachel was great in meeting our needs for pet sitting our two dogs. Since we live out of the area Rachel and I had a detailed phone conversation about our dogs so that both of us would feel comfortable for our dogs overnight stay.

Rachel sent us a pic of the dogs and update during their stay stating that all was going well. Rachel worked with our drop off/pick up schedule.
Thanks Rachel for caring for Marley and Riley.
Carol
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Rachel has been extremely easy to work with and has given me piece of mind that my puppy is getting lots of love and attention while I am gone!
As always, completely satisfied and Skippy loves the girls!! I couldn't ask for more; and thats the truth! Thank you!!
Rachel was very kind and loving toward my shih-zhu poodle. She gave her lots of attention, and sent me updated pictures every day. I would definitely recommend and would use her services again.
I can't say enough good things about Rachel and her entire family for the love and care they have provided our fur baby - 75 pound goldendoodle named Kona! We've had thd the pleasure of utilizing Rachael's services for both a short weekend stay and a 10+ day stay. Both times, she kept in constancy communication with me by providing daily updates. I'm so happy I found dogvacay, but even more happy I found Rachel - I just wish it was sooner. In the past we've taken our dog to the local boarding facility that he absolutely dreads going to. This is a far, far more superior option. I'd recommend Rachel to ANYONE.
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Rachel is a kind and gentle soul who was responsive in every way while caring for our little guy. Our dog got lots of love, attention, laps to sit on, and people to sleep with. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Rachel and her family were great! We left our dog with her for 10 days and we were very satisfied. I could tell right away that Rachel is a dog lover who takes the time to make sure that she understands the dog's personality and makes them comfortable in her home as part of their family. She and her Mom also stopped by our house to take care of our cats and feed my daughter's snake. All were happy when we got back home!
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Rachel was wonderful! She is very responsible and caring and thoroughly enjoys taking care of our pets. It was so nice to be able to take a trip and know that my girl was in such good hands.
Rachel took care of our mini queensland heeler for 6 days and I couldn't be happier. Rachel is kind and has a unique ability to connect with dogs. During our meet and greet Scarlett quickly was comfortable with Rachel ,I knew right then this would be a good match. She kept us updated daily with pictures and Scarlett loved her. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
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Awesome experience with Rachel. She was quick to respond to my initial request. Through in her questions regarding our pet, his habits, personality, health history etc. We would definitely use her services again.
We cannot say enough great things about Rachel and her family. We live on the Peninsula, and happily travel two hours round trip before we leave town just to make sure that our two dogs can stay with Rachel.

As I am sure is the case with many of you, our dogs are family, and being able to leave them with someone that we know is treating them with the same kind of care and love that we do is very important to us. Both of our dogs are so happy to see Rachel and her family (especially her wonderful daughter, Ellie, who is already clearly an animal lover like her mom and grandma!) Rachel sends lovely daily photos and updates while we are away, which we really appreciate, and she always has an open line of communication. The peace of mind that we have in knowing that our girls are in such good hands at "Camp Vista View" makes our trips even more enjoyable!

If you are looking for someone who is kind, caring, thoughtful, attentive, and knowledgeable, Rachel is the person you want taking care of your animals. She is everything we hoped we would find through DogVacay and more. Thank you, Rachel, Ellie, Gail, and Glen!
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Rachel was wonderful. My animals had a wonderful time. Rachel was very commutative and flexible.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rachel and her family for providing great hospitality to our dog Yogi during our vacation. Rachel and her family are dog lovers and Yogi had a great time during the stay and was treated as family member all along. Rachel was kind enough to send regular photo updates which were just great. The accommodation was spacious and clean and Yogi was provided with ample exercise on a daily basis. I will highly recommend Rachel.
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We needed to find someone to watch our dog while we went away for the weekend and we needed someone we could trust. Based on all the good reviews on here, we decided to give Rachel a call.

Rachel was very nice, timely and most importantly, she cares about all animals! She sent us a message during our trip to let us know how everything was going.

I'm so glad we went with Rachel! We will definitely call her again next time we need a pet sitter!
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We left our Pooka in the care of Rachel and her family … a little nervous because she usually travels with us and she’s a terrier, you never know if she’s going to behave! Well, it was a home away from home for Pooka. She became one of the family and it was a perfect fit for her. Rachel gave her the best of care; she was so accommodating and conscientious to Pooka’s needs and habits. The daily updates and photos let us know that she had settled in and all was good. Quite frankly, I don’t think she missed us a bit .. she had Ellie, she had playmates, lots of walks – the perfect vacation for her. I’ve been recommending Rachel to everyone I know since.
Thank you, Rachel and family, for loving our girl the way we do. Pooka looks forward to visiting again and we’ll be happy to fulfill her wishes!
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I leave both of my dogs with Rachel. One is a springer spaniel and the other is a terrier, both need lots of fresh air and exercise. She is taking very good care of them. I am very glad that we found her. We enjoy the pictures she sends every day, and that she treats them like we do. The dogs are very happy at her place.
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We were almost worried whether Murphy would want to come home again, after his five days with Rachel. He seemed to have found another family.
Awesome pet sitter!!! She was going to do house calls and it was raining so bad she took him to her house to stay and play with the other dogs. She was so kind for that, he had a totally fun time! Thanks always!
Rachel and her family are wonderful people! Kind, caring, responsible and loving. Rachel is extremely communicative and loved my pup Oscar like her own. I could immediately tell that my dog had a great stay based on his reaction when I walked in the door. I won't hesitate to use Rachel again and am recommending her to everyone I know. Thank you Rachel, you put my mind at ease!
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I was completely at ease during my vacation knowing that my old guys were being so well cared for. I received regular updates with pictures that detailed their day and activities. I would recommend Rachel to friends and would certainly trust her with my babies again.
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Rachel is great. Otis has boarded there twice and I know he is well cared for. Otis is diabetic and Rachel had no problem with giving him his twice daily insulin shots. She is very conscientious and always asks if there is any question about his care. She updates me daily so I know that everything is OK. Its great to know that Otis is in good hands
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Kora had a great stay with Rachel and her family. Rachel was very thorough to make sure Kora's routine wasn't disrupted while on vacation. She received lots of love and attention from the whole family! I received daily emails and pictures of Kora during her stay. I would recommend Rachel to watch your furry loved one while you're away.
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Rachel provided absolutely wonderful care for my dog. She was thoughtful, thorough and knowledgeable. She went above and beyond basic care and really provided a home-away-from-home. My dog loved staying with her and her family and we are very excited about using her services in the future.
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As always, Skippy's stay with Rachel was terrific! He really enjoys hanging out with Rachel and her family. He is especially fond of Ellie! Simply a pleasant family who really care about your pet's enjoyment and safe keeping. Wish everyone was as considerate in this world!!! Thanks again, Rachel!!
xoxoxo
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Rachel is an incredibly vigilant individual. One of my dogs is highly food motivated and she is on top of it. Her care and compassion are evident and my dogs love her and her child. She gives me detailed updates on what they are up to and how they are health wise. I would definitely recommend her!
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I know people that drop their dogs off a dog hotels and I am so thankful that a person performing like Rachel exists. Rachel alerted me of a condition my dog had and took my dog around to three different vets to make sure that he was taken care of properly. She communicated the whole time and did absolute back flips for our dog and our wallet. Her discovery of his condition was as keen as you would be in caring for your dog. What more could you ask for. The bottom line is that taking dogs for walks and feeding them is easily performed by any novice, but it's the awareness, expertise, and diligence that Rachel provided saved my dog's life. Whether you are in the area or not I would strong suggest you engage her services and hopefully she'll have time for my dog next time I leave.
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Angel, my Golden Retriever, fell in love with Rachel and her family. To her it Rachel's home is like her own. Rachel was very professional, kind and flexible, I would not hesitate to ask her to look after Angel again.
Skippy had a great time, as usual! We are going back again, soon! Thanks Rachel and family for giving him a safe but fun place to be!
We left Sophie in the care of Rachel and her daughter Ellie. They took her on multiple walks throughout the day, sent me pictures to let me know whe was doing fine and basically loved her as if she was their own. Sophie was very happy to be dropped off every morning and very exhausted and happy every evening. I've already reserved another vacay with Rachel next week and again in August. Sophie is a very smart, energetic and trained but sometimes headstrong pup. Rachel challenged her with commands she knows but sometimes chooses to ignore . Sophie knew who was the boss! Rachel,you're awesome!
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Rachel and her family loved my dogs like I would. They were well cared for, walked often and loved on a bunch. Rachel sent daily pictures and texts to let us know what was happening. My oldest dog was having allergy problems, she texted and took my suggestions and helped my girl feel better. I will not hesitate to recommend Rachel for overnight or even just dog walking services!
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Rachel and her family were awesome! They didn't want Skippy to leave and he wanted to stay; that's how well they got along! I was extremely happy with my experience! Rachel kept good communications with me and gave Skip lots of attention. DogVacay is exactly what I need because I often find myself looking for a place for Skippy to go, at the last minute, and it has been a nightmare. Now I can help my family and not worry about our little dog being an issue! I'm already going to book another "Vacay"!
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Rachel has been great! Very flexible and accommodating. We are using her services for walks right now, and she will be watching our pup over night shortly. We will continue to use her services whenever we are out of town or have a hectic schedule.
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