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Dianne S.

83 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Affenpinscher, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Appenzeller Sennenhunde, Azawakh, Berger Picard, Boerboel, Bolognese, Boykin Spaniel, Bracco Italiano, Braque du Bourbonnais, Cane Corso, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Caucasian Ovcharka, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chinook, Chow Chow, Cirneco dell'Etna, Czechoslovakian Vlcak, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Dogo Argentino, Drentsche Patrijshond, German Spitz, Hovawart, Japanese Chin, Jindo, Kooikerhondje, Kromfohrlander, Kuvasz, Lagotto Romagnolo, Lhasa Apso, Maltese, Manchester Terrier, Miniature Pinscher, Miniature Schnauzer, Norrbottenspets, Papillon, Pekingese, Perro de Presa Canario, Pomeranian, Pug, Rafeiro do Alentejo, Rat Terrier, Russian Toy, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Skye Terrier, Sloughi, Slovensky Cuvac, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Smooth Fox Terrier, Stabyhoun, Toy Fox Terrier, Xoloitzcuintli, Yorkshire Terrier, Black Mouth Cur, Cavachon, Cockapoo, Jack Russell Terrier, Japanese Spitz, Maltipoo, Puggle, Schnoodle, Yorkipoo

Dianne's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Dianne

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog will be well cared for in my home by my adult son Jeffrey and myself. We are in this venture together! I have raised, showed and competitively trained Labrador Retrievers for over 17 years. Currently, we are dogless, so this is a GREAT way for Jeff and I to still be involved with dogs.

A typical day for your dog would be breakfast and play time, a nap, some treats, play time, a nap, dinner and lots of cuddle time. If your dog sleeps with you or in your room, I will do the same. We are truly dog lovers in our house. I will spoil your baby, just like grandma spoils your children! I love all dogs and they will get lots and lots of love. I will treat them just like my own and they will be comfortable and happy. They truly will love it here!

Your dog would not be alone for the most part in my home and carefully looked after. I will only take one family at a time. Multiple dogs from the same family are welcome. I have a beautiful, large fenced in back yard for lots of ball playing! And I prefer to excercise your pups in my large yard rather than walking. I feel that walking can be a bit scary for me, as I worry that if they get off the leash, they could potentially run away and I don't want anything to happen. Or even if we run into another dog and someone is not in good control. I worry a lot! After I get to know your dog, and they know me, it is not as much of an issue. Running around my yard fetching a ball is usually plenty of stimulation for most.
P.s., I'll take your goldfish too!

Oh, and please don't forget to leave feedback about your experience with me! Good, bad or otherwise!!


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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Dianne S.

83 Reviews
41 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dianne's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
83 Reviews
Dianne and family are absolutely wonderful! I wouldn't hesitate for a second on having my buddy vacay with her again and again. When it comes to leaving your furry friend behind, there's nothing to worry when they are with Dianne. She's a dog person for sure and has the experience and confidence to back it up. Thank you so much Dianne! Blaze would love to vacay with you in the future, for sure!
Our dogs love Dianne and family, and we love knowing that they are staying with her.
Onyx drags me up their driveway when we get there........and looks back when he gets picked up to go home. He adores Dianne and Jeffrey!! I have piece of mind when I go away....They truly are the best!
Dianne is wonderful and such a dog lover! She has a beautiful home and great fenced in back yard.
Happy New Year from Patrick, myself and Eddie. Dianne and family are easy to work with and can be depended upon to take excellent care of the "guys" .They are great hosts. Thank you !
Dianne is a wonderful and accommodating host. Our dog Gracie started wagging once she saw the house, and is just so, so happy to be there. Dianne also sends great updates and photos so we can have a worry-free trip and know our baby is in good hands!
We have used several families in the past, and this was absolutely the best experience yet! Our dog was happy, comfortable, and not stressed during our 2 weeks away. We will definitely use again, and again, and again.
I can't say enough good things about Magnus's stay with Dianne and her family. He clearly was loved and enjoyed and that means the world to me. I have never left him before so was a bit apprehensive, but seeing him when I returned I know he was as happy with his stay as I was. In fact I think he wanted to go back home with Dianne! She was so accommodating, sent lots of pictures of Magnus being his goofy self. and really went the extra mile to make his stay--and my time away from him--extra comfortable. I am already getting ready to re-book for next spring, just because she is so much in demand - which is a great testimony in itself to what a terrific service she provides! Thank you so much, once again, Dianne!!
My pups stayed with Diane for 2 weeks and they had a wonderful time. She sent us updates and pictures and even gave my one dog a treat for his birthday. I always know they are safe and well cared for while they are with Diane. I never have to worry.
Dianne and her family were wonderful dog sitters and made our vacation less stressful knowing our furry friend was well cared for and loved while we were away.
Perfect! Another fantastic stay at Dianne and Jeffrey's house!!!!
Went on vacay for a week in St. Lucia which is a world away from NJ. It is the best feeling in the world to have peace of mind, knowing that your fur baby is in the BEST hands possible. To see him run up the driveway when he arrives at Dianne's house and to see him literally jump on her when he sees her makes me so happy. He runs in the house and runs all around checking out everything and eventually finding the dog toy basket and laying down contently. I can go on vacation and not worry one bit. I am so appreciative of Dianne and her family. I truly book my vacations around Dianne's schedules. No one else will take care of Onyx.
Diane is a very caring and loving caretaker for our golden retriever. We never hesitate to go away and leave our dog with Diane and Jeffery. They both treat their pet visitors like a member of the family! We have used them on multiple occasions and have always been very happy - and our dog is happy!
From the moment we entered their home, you could tell Dianne and her family truly love and understand dogs. They have set up their home to make your pets stay warm and welcoming with toys, beds, and a lovely fenced in yard. Kind and loving family. I would highly recommend them and would definitely use them again in the future!
Great stay ! Thank you
Thank you Dianne and family for taking great care of my boys. Always a pleasure talking with you as you take interest in many things.
If there were a way to give more than 5 stars, i would. I have an anxious rescue dog who I rarely leave. Going to Dianne allowed me to leave my girl knowing she was safe and happy, permitting me to enjoy my 25th college reunion! Being that Dianne only takes one dog at a time, and her focus is entirely on the dog's wellbeing, you could not place your furry children in a better place if you tried. I joke (rather seriously) that if I travel I will drive from MA to drop my sweetie in NJ and then fly out of Newark. She and Jeff are that good!!! Book with Dianne and rest easily on your holiday.
Dianne and Jeffrey make an incredible team. First off let me say that unless I can book Dianne, I go no where. I will not trust ANYBODY else with my Onyx. It is so good to go away, and to not have to worry about your pet and to know that he's in the best hands besides your own. Every time I drop Onyx off at Dianne's house, he literally drags me up the driveway and waits anxiously in front of the door. It's hysterical how they greet each other. Dianne so excited to see him and Onyx literally jumps on her! And then he takes off, and makes the rounds around the house, so excited to be there! There is no greater feeling then watching your dog be so happy over their care taker's house. He knows exactly where the special "bone and toy" box is...........it's such a relief watching this. He's literally so happy to be back at Dianne and Jeffrey's again. I will literally delay a vacation if I can't get them . I PROMISE you - they are completely worth it.
Another fine vacation for Patrick and Eddie, Thanks, Dianne, Bob and Jeff
Patrick and Eddie had a great stay with Dianne, Bob and Jeff, they are all so welcoming and take good care of my guys. I really appreciate their help.
Patrick always enjoys his stays with Dianne and family.
Great people, Patrick was in good hands.
We're so lucky that Dianne was available to take care Ashton, as always. You can tell she genuinely enjoys taking care of him. It's just too bad we can't book with her on spring & summer breaks, because she's already booked, again; we do need arrange vacation around her schedule in the future, so Ashton is in good hands!
Dianne was wonderful . She was very welcoming to Bowie. This was my first experience with Dog Vacay & Dianne. I was very happy.
Patrick had another great stay with Dianne and family.
Our Luke is a 15 year old 100 lb love. We have never left him before and were looking for a family who would be comfortable with an elderly large dog.

Dianne and her family treated Luke like their own. He came home in great shape. Daily updates and many photos made us comfortable so we could visit our children.
Ruairi had a wonderful holiday at Dianne's home she was well cared for and truly treated as a member of the family - we will definitely use DogVacay again this was a really positive experience for all involved -
The BEST! Amazing and wonderful! My dog love this family!
Super fun..
Amazing and wonderful! My dog love this family!
Happy, safe and reliable...Amazing and wonderful! My dog love this family!
Amazing and wonderful!
Lacey had a wonderful weekend with Dianne and her family. She had lots of fun and lots of cuddling.
Patrick came home like he was on vacation with great friends. Dianne, Jeffery and Bob are definite people who care about their dog guests. Patrick said he had lots of playtime with his toys and running around their yard and walks. He came home happy and looking good. Appreciated Dianne letting me know he was doing good and sending pictures and video. They are all very nice people.
Dianne and her husband Bob were exceptional. My two golden retrievers have discovered their second home! I can now travel and not worry about them being well cared for and loved.
As always, an excellent experience for Onyx! Love the pics and love being on vacation and not having to worry about my baby......sooooo grateful for Dianne and Jeffrey! See you soon
Again, I was able to go on vacation and not worry AT ALL about Onyx! He loves Dianne and Jeffrey to death! It is such a good feeling knowing that when you are away.....your pet will be completely taken care of. Thank you Dianne and Jeffrey!!!!!
Diane took excellent care of our dogs. She sends frequent updates, and keeps our dogs happy and healthy!
Our dogs have stayed with Dianne and family many times, and they always have a fantastic time. It's like they get to go on vacation while we do. Dianne takes such good care of them, and we never have to worry.
Finley and McDuff were very happy boys when we picked them up after their stay! We certainly were happy it worked out so well and really appreciated the photo updates during our time away!
Our two dogs enjoyed their stay with Dianne and Jeffry. They were obviously in good condition and as happy as the day the were were dropped off. The pictures that we were sent during out vacation put our minds at ease that we had made the right choice! Our boys seemed to have made themselves right at home which was exactly what we were hoping for!
As expected Dianne, her husband Bob, & son Jeffrey were beyond amazing again! We received personal text messages, and pictures without even asking, the first set of pictures and messages were received from them as soon as Bella was dropped off before we even arrived at the airport. (Dianne knows that we need more reassurance than our Bella). The peace of mind that Bella is happy and safe with Dianne and her family is priceless, and allows us to actually enjoy our vacations without concern. We can never thank Dianne & her family enough for the peace of mind that our "baby" is loved and cared for as though she was with us. Once again, already in the process of scheduling Bella's next visit with them. Thank God for Dianne!
great time again!
THis was the first time I had boarded my 10 month old lab and I she had a blast from day one. The entire family treats their dog guests as if they are their own. Not only was Grace well taken care of but I could tell when I picked her up that she had been LOVED! It was a great experience for both of us!
As always, Dianne and her family were great! They love Mocha so much and it shows! Thank you for taking great care of her!!
This was my first time using Dogvacay and Dianne - I can't say enough good things about Dianne! She was loving and caring and my dog Cai absolutely adored all the attention. I could really enjoy my vacation knowing that Cai was happy, secure and enjoying his own little vacation.
Dianne is simply amazing. She is a God-send and Sammy loves her so much. While we were on vacation, she constantly updated us with notes and pictures to let us know how Sam is doing. And it doesn't hurt that her entire family adored Sam. They treated our baby like family and we love them for that. We won't trust Sammy with anyone else.
Mocha had a great stay! Dianne and her family are so welcoming and loving and accomodating! We hope mocha can stay again soon!
Our dogs absolutely love staying with Dianne and family. And we can leave home knowing they are in great hands!
My dogs love Dianne and Jeff. They are in good hands when they stay. We will be back in the future.
Thank you, Dianne, Bob and Jeff. What an amazing experience you had provided to Bailey and our family!

Knowing Dianne and her exceptional loves to dog for months, we finally were able to secure her slot for our Bailey. We were immediately surrounded by her love and care from the first moment we met. Bailey found her second home at Dianne's house right way, a lot of love, kisses.....

Bailey were spoiled with Dianne's love: she slept on Dianne bed with sweet dream..... Dianne sent out pictures a few times a day to us. Our mind is in peace knowing our Bailey is in the good hands with Dianne!

We look forward to sending Bailey to Dianne again!
Dianne, her husband Bob, & son Jeffrey were beyond amazing! Our meet and greet was exceptional. We spent quite a while chatting while Bella sniffed and played in the beautiful, spacious, and very secure back yard. We received personal text messages, pictures and videos without even asking, the first set of pictures and messages while we were still in the airport and had not even left on our vacation yet!!! (Dianne knew that we needed more reassurance than our Bella during her stay.) They were extremely accommodating with us and Bella, and very patient. They treated us, and Bella, like family. We cannot thank Dianne & her family enough for the peace of mind that our "baby" was being loved and cared for as though she was with us. Although we missed Bella we knew for the first time ever we were 100% confident she was happy and safe. We are already planning Bella's next stay with them!
Our dogs love to stay here. They are well taken care of. We have another reservation in October. This will be our 3rd stay.
Dianne is such a warm and loving lady. Asia loves her and her family. She makes her home comfortable and Asia loves to run in her yard. Thank you for caring for Asia again, you are the only one I trust her with!
Diane and her family treat my puppy as if she were a part of her own family. I can travel without a worry, knowing that my dog is having a ball with Diane. .... woof woof (both paws up) says Roxy!!
Dianne takes wonderful care of our dog. We are so lucky to have our dog spend time in her care.
Shelly and Nessa had a fabulous time, and we didn't worry about the dogs at all. ( I think they may have thought they were at summer camp!) We were nervous about Shelly, since he's a rescue and we don't know much about his history. But Dianne and family took amazing care of him, and he may have even come out of his shell a little!
Our puppies had a great time as always! Their home away from home!
Dianne and her son Jeffrey are our dog's parents away from home. Very loving! And they have a wonderful big backyard where our dogs can play for hours!
Fat Daddy loved his stay with Dianne. He had a wonderful time and was exhausted when he returned home. He is already booked for future stays with Aunt Dianne.
Repeat customer here...same, awesome hosts for our 2 dogs! Couldn't be more pleased.
Thought I already reviewed this stay but Dianne and family are EXCELLENT! Can't imagine anyone being any better!
Dianne is a true pro. I chose her to care for my 3 champion show dogs and her experience came in very handy as my dogs proved to be quite a challenge! Dianne handled a situation ( a fight between 2 of my non-neutered females) perfectly and far better than I would have. I know it was NO fun for her, and she was gracious and never complained. The dogs returned home happy and well taken care of. It's tough to find a home to take in 3 dogs, and I hate leaving them in a kennel. I have the utmost confidence in Dianne---she was awesome with my dogs!
Dianne was wonderful in taking care of our dog Belle. She knew that as a beagle, Belle will get on a scent and not pick her head up until she finds the source. Because of this, Dianne and her family would stay outside with Belle while she played in the back yard so Belle wouldn't be tempted to dig her way out of the yard and go "hunting" for good things to sniff...Dianne also sent us texts with pictures of Belle enjoying Dianne and her family. I will say I truly believe Belle adopted Dianne and her family as her own. I only wish Dianne had more weeks open to watch Belle, but I understand when someone is as good as Dianne (and her whole family), they are in high demand. Leaving our family dog with Dianne is a perfect scenario and one that I couldn't be happier with. Well Done Dianne - thanks a bunch, we look forward to doing this more and more....
Diane is great. She made me feel comfortable when I was nervous leaving my baby behind. Cally had a great time with her and Diane and her family and we would definitely recommend her and leave my girl with her again.
I know my dogs are in excellent hands in their home away from home and that is why I can vacation with a smile on my face. I know my dogs are being loved lots :-)
What can I say- Dianne is the best! My dogs had such a great time with her that I was afraid that they might not want to come home.:-))) Dianne is so good about sending me texts and photos to keep me included by letting me know what is going on with my "babies" while I am out of town. Their true home away from home!
Dianne took suck good care of my dog - She has a warm and cozy beautiful house and made my dog, Onyx feel right at home. To witness Onyx and Dianne actually exchange kisses right in front of me, sealed the deal. I will have NO ONE take care of Onyx in the future but Dianne. She's truly a dog lover and after seeing them together, I would never even consider leaving him with anybody else. Don't second guess yourself....Dianne is the best. Her feedback speaks for itself. You'll see. Thanks Dianne!
Both stays with Diane for Moxie and addressing my concerns were awesome. She is attentive, caring, humorous and just a great lady. Clean house and yard.
I would use her again or every week for that matter,if she were available more often.
Moxie was very happy there and had only gone for the first time.
Thank you! Diane
Fantastic!! Diane and her family were caring, flexible, and a pleasure to work with! My beagle puppy Lola had a blast and we are looking forward to her next vacay with Diane. And -most importantly- I can go away knowing Lola is in great hands and truly have peace of mind. :)
Excellent!!!! We did 3 nights for our 2 new pups. Great care, great knowledge/experience, great home/yard, great communication and great flexibility. Dog and people friendly - what more could you want!? Highly recommended family!
Excellent!!!! Great care, great knowledge/experience, great home/yard, great communication and great flexibility. Dog and people friendly - what more could you want!? Highly recommended!
Dianne and her husband welcomed Dakota and Teddy. I dont think Dakota and Teddy wanted to leave and they gave Dianne lots of kisses before they left. We will book with Dianne again in the future.
Our 2 Labs were soooo happy in their home away from home. Never again are they going to a kennel when we go out of town!!! I can't believe that I found this precious site and that I found Dianne and her family to love on our dogs while we are away! I only hope that she is available next time we need her given her popularity!
This was the 1st time that we left Jack with Dianne and everything went very well. The best thing I can verify is that when I came to pick Jack up, he was happy and calm. This is a definite improvement over the hyper and nutsy dog that I get when I pick him up at the kennel. Thank you Dianne.
Our Asia stayed with Dianne for 8 days. Asia is a large dog but very anxious. Dianne and her family were able to get Asia comfortable with her vacation home with love and playing. She loved playing in the hose on hot days and running around the back yard. I loved the emails and pictures Asia sent us throughout the week. We were able to relax, knowing Asia was happy. Thank you, Dianne!
Dianne took great care of Finn!
Dianne was great! We have an older dog and didn't want to leave him just anywhere. I could immediately tell that he was happy and really liked Dianne. We will definitely call her the next time we need dog care.
I left my precious Golden Retriever, Buckley, with Diane to go out of town for several days. He has stayed with Diane many times and she is always wonderful, but this visit was extra special. A few days into his stay, I got a call from Diane saying that Buckley needed to see the vet due to the rupture of a cyst that we had been monitoring for several months. She took him to my vet, took care of the problem, medicated Buckley for the rest of the trip and put my (very worried) mind at ease. She is simply incredible and I feel so blessed that Buckley was in her care when this occurred.

Thank you Dianne!!! You are a lifesaver!
Diane S and family were wonderful! Our dogs looked like they forgot us when we arrived. They were so relaxed and enjoyed Diane's lovely fenced in yard. We couldn't have found a better home for our two dogs.
Our dog Jackson stayed with Dianne and her family over Thanksgiving, and had a wonderful time! Dianne is a compassionate and responsible host, who has many years of experience with training and caring for dogs. 5-stars all-around! Dianne...Jackson is looking forward to his next stay with you!
Our dog wasn't that pleased when we came to collect her. Whilst that is a bit sad, it's a great indication that she was happy at Dianne's while we were away for Christmas! Thanks Dianne!
Dianne was an answer to a prayer. I had just moved to New Jersey the first time that Buckley stayed with her and I was very nervous about leaving my precious boy while I had to travel out of town. We went for a meet-n-greet and immediately knew that we had found Buckley's home away from home. Dianne has extensive experience with dogs and she has a family of dog lovers. She has a fenced backyard which gave me additional peace of mind. The whole time I was gone, she sent me text updates and pictures so that I could see that he really was totally fine and she never made me feel silly about the fact that I was so anxious about leaving him. I'm almost hesitant to write such glowing praise because then Dianne may not always be available to keep Buckley...but she deserves the praise. Thanks a million, Dianne. Buckley is looking forward to New Year's Eve with you!!
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