Waggin' Tails in Edmonton South

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Denise P.

38 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Denise's House

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

About Denise

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have a love of dogs and I really miss having one around, so I have decided to open my home to to care for dogs like yours. I am retired after 35 years at TELUS and I can offer lots of love and great care for your treasured pet. I have lived in my home for the past 15 years and it is child and dog free on the south side of Edmonton. My house is open to having your dog sleep in it's own space or up on my bed.

Attention for February 2017: I have blocked the month of February off and will be unable to take any pets until March 2, 2017.

In order to make a booking with me for the first time, I require a meet and greet for pups to ensure we are a good match for each other. I only will take dogs that have been vaccinated and neutered and pup(s) have been socialized to live here as they will be with other dogs. If you want to book and see that most days are available but a few are not available then contact me and I can create a custom quote to get the exact dates you need. All drop off and pickups are from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. To book a Meet-n-Greet please click on the "Request Free Meet-n-Greet" text just below the orange "Request Reservation" button on my Profile.

I have a secure fenced in yard and it is across from greenbelt where I do short walks. Your pup(s) will be taken on daily longer walks on the trails in Edmonton or whatever outdoor environment suits your pup(s). I will NOT be taking your pet to off-leash areas as I cannot be sure your pet will return to me and I do not know the other dogs there. I do have a cat that is very shy and she has a safe separate location for her comfort while your pup(s) are here.

I can offer care services for our other small household pets like Guinea Pigs, birds, etc. I cannot care for your cats as my cat unfortunately doesn't like to share her space with other cats.

I have setup a Facebook account with photos of my guests. Please follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/WagginTailsinEdmonton/
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Denise P.

38 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 15, 2017


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Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Denise's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
38 Reviews
Denise was most accommodating to us and to our senior and junior dogs. We enjoyed the daily updates and the obvious love and care she gave them.
We especially appreciated the fact that Denise is physically active and committed to getting them outdoors for walks (and yes, even in cold weather!)
We will use Denise's services again, next trip.
Denise was amazing! This was our first time leaving our dog with anyone other than family and we felt completely at ease after meeting Denise. She clearly loves dogs and is very knowledgeable with how to deal with them. We got daily updates with pictures and to see her happy and content made us enjoy our vacay even more. Mikka went on several long walks per day-more than she would've got at home during cold weather! I would highly recommend Denise and I'm already planning my summer holiday so that I can get Mikka in with Denise as she's so highly regarded she's booking into the summer already!! You rock Denise!
Ruby had a great time on her many walks and slept for days after. Thank you for keeping her safe while her family partied the night away on nye!
She is so amazing!! She is the best dog sitter I have ever met. I am so happy to have found Denise in Edmonton. She sent me text daily with updates and event pictures on Christmas day. It was another pleasure during my vacation. I am so appreciate her help and thoughtful idea for my dog and me.
We were so lucky to find Denise to look after our dog over the holidays! Receiving daily texts with updates and photos allowed us to enjoy our time away knowing that our dog was so well cared for. Our active dog received multiple walks a day and so much love and attention, giving us peace of mind. We will absolutely book with Denise again the next time we need to be away.
Denise was amazing! This is the first time we have ever left our dogs without having to worry about them. Denise took such great care of them and getting daily updates from her was so fantastic. It really put me at ease. She even managed to get my frightened little dog Louie to come out of his shell and snuggle with her. I would highly recommend Denise to look after your fur babies!
We left our boarding kennel inexperienced dog Mikka with Denise for the day, to see if Mikka would do ok ahead of a week long stay. Denise is very knowledgeable about dogs, dog behaviour and made us feel right at ease about leaving Mikka. Mikka even got two long walks in frigid temperatures, which she wouldn't have got at home! Mikka looked very relaxed and right at home upon pick up. She's looking forward to her week long stay and we are feeling at ease about leaving her for the first time, thanks Denise!
Denise took care of our dog over the weekend, while we were out of town. She kept us posted several times on how our dog was doing. Would definitely recommend Denise and use her services again.
Denise is a wonderful caregiver for dogs. I would highly recommend her!
I am so pleased to have found Denise as a sitter for my Chow-Lucy. She was recommended by a friend and has been an awesome dogsitter. Lucy has stayed with her twice and always been a happy girl. I would highly recommend Denise and I am very picky when it comes to caring for my animals.
My dogs had a great time, and I had updates texted to me everyday (with pictures) so I never had to worry about my dogs as I knew they were having a great time.
Denise was very accommodating and happy to meet with us before our dog stayed with her. She kept us informed with hilarious and great pictures of our dog, which we really appreciated!
Denise watched our 7 month old Mini Dachshund - Cooper for us for 4 days, and we were confident he was well looked after. Denise is so awesome with dogs, they all love her, and when we picked up Cooper he looked happy and well cared for. We will definitely use Denise again.
I had to find someone within two weeks to take care of my six month old puppy dog Bowie.

I was scrambling to find someone and was a little nervous, so I'm VERY thankful I found Denise!

Denise loves dogs, and I knew it from the moment I saw the photos of her and the other dogs she's taken care of.

I had a great time meeting Denise at our meet-and-greet at her house and we ended up chatting about all sorts of things for over an hour! She showed me around her house, and beautiful back yard.

I left my puppy dog Bowie with Denise for five days, and he had a great time. I was trying to teach Bowie to go up and down the stairs without much luck, and Denise managed to teach him for me, I'm so happy!

Every day Denise would text me and send me photos of Bowie and he always looked so happy and I could tell he was comfortable and enjoying himself.

I would recommend Denise to anyone looking for a dog-sitter, and so would Bowie!
Denise was an outstanding host to our 20 month old fur baby. Denise was also taking care of a couple of "seniors" and tailored her day to ensure that the needs of both the senior dogs and our more energetic young dog were both met. Lacey got long walks, puppy-pool time, and even a special play-date arranged with another neighbourhood dog to ensure Lacey had a chance to play with another dog of similar size and energy. We got regular updates and pictures, and felt very comfortable on our vacation, knowing Lacey was well taken care of.
Denise took the time to meet me and my two schnauzers to ensure it was a good fit. She helped me feel comfortable by showing me where they would be staying and playing.

She wanted to try to keep things similar to the way things are when they are at home. She was not rushed when I visited and I could see that she was enjoying the other dogs she was sitting at that time.

She was flexible with the drop off and pickup times and I received pictures and text messages everyday.

I felt happy after I picked them up instead of the guilt I feel when they are left in a boarding kennel. Denise even checked in after I had them back for a few days.

I would love to have her as a sitter again and would recommend Denise from DogVacay to my friends.
Denise was an excellent host and I felt very confident that my dog was being well cared for and given attention. We had a meet and greet and then an afternoon stay to get my dog used to being away from home.
I was able to enjoy my vacation knowing that my dog was in good hands. I would definitely recommend Denise to anyone looking for someone to watch their animals while they are away.
Absolutely amazing experience. Denise clearly loves dogs as evidenced by the adventure she had when one of two of my dogs in her care took ill. Denise took control of the situation and took my dog to the vet. Not only did she keep me posted every step of the way, but treated my dog like her own through his "stress induced" illness.

Denise is an amazing caregiver, and if it wasen't for one of my dogs being a drama queen, this would have been a completely stress free adventure. She is in constant contact and sends texts and pictures on a regular basis. She is the perfect host!

Denise was awesome with our puppy. Our puppy had a brief Vet visit just before coming to Denise's and ended up with three different medications. This did not concern Denise and she was in touch with me the whole time. She was also kind enough to send me many pictures. I will use Denise again with no question.
Lucky came home happy and exhausted after his stay with Denise. Denise is wonderful at sending photos and updates about her doggie guests. She is both organized and flexible as plans change. It was good to get away for 4 days knowing that my doggie partner was well looked after. I would definitely have Lucky stay with Denise again.
Denise looked after our little pug on 2 separate occasions so far this summer and has been fantastic!You can tell she really loves spending time with the dogs and based on my experience I think the dogs love spending time with her. She was kind, professional, and very accommodating with our pick up and drop off hours. Our pug, Penny, will be looking forward to her next stay with Denise.
Loved that Denise took Bretyn for a walk at least 2 times a day, and sent us pics so we can see that she was doing well.
Also it was nice that she was allowed on the furniture like just at home....
We will use Denise if we travel again
Thank you Denise
Bretyn and her owners
Denise had taken care of our dog pretty well!! She emailed us pictures of the pup almost everyday while we were away for 3wks. In all photos, our pup looked so happy, which helped us enjoy our vacations. We'll definitely ask her again!
Denise was fantastic with our busy beagle, and kept us informed with pictures & texts. She also asked questions to ensure he had a good stay.
Denise is awesome! We had a very thorough meet and greet, and we knew then she had a real affection for dogs. We felt confident leaving our little guy with Denise, and with good reason! She kept us up to date with texts and photos, and we could see how well taken care of our dog was. She takes the dogs on lengthy walks daily and we knew that Teddy was kept busy and entertained, and quiet time in the afternoon. We will be happily dropping Teddy off to his home away from home next time!
Denise was great with our timid boy. Eurasiers are very special dogs, and Denise took wonderful care of him. Several walks each day and the run of the house! We will definitely use her great services again. Thanks Denise!
Denise truly loves dogs and treats them as members of her own family. I am especially grateful to her for accommodating my dog on such short notice, to whom she was nothing but kind, compassionate and attentive to all his needs. I would recommend Denise to anyone!
Thank you again Denise for everything,
Tamara and Fes
Denise was awesome! We got updated every day and we knew Jewel got more walkies on her vacay than she does with us. Denise has a vast knowledge and handles dogs of any kind very well. Jewel stayed with two other dogs and everyone got along super. I'll definitely book with Denise again! Thank you :)
We were a first time user of DogVacay. Denise was fabulous. We got regular updates and photos while we were away. Our dog had a great time and was very happy when we picked her up. We will definitely rebook with our next vacation.
What an awesome experience. We loved the updates and pictures of the dogs she took while we were away. She took great care of our two dogs while we were away. We would recommend Denise to anyone. The extra touches were so much appreciated. Thanks, the Drlaronde's
I can not say enough good things about Denise. We have an older dog and were worried about how he would manage. Denise went the extra mile, many walks and personalized attention.We had many updates and photos. We were so confident in Denise and our dog did really well. If you are looking this is the person you want. Thanks again Denise.
Denise was able to take my overwrought ( read exhausted and worried about young master's medical state) service dog and handled him so well, on his very first visit, that he came home mellow and more like our old pal than he's been in about six months!
He is now reset and allows himself breaks to sunbathe on the stoop and watch pedestrians out the window.
Mille fois, merci, Denise! A thousand thank yous!
We absolutely recommend Denise! This was our first time doing this so needless to say we were quite nervous, but Denise is very friendly and easy going. She opened up her home to us and our dog and made us feel at ease. It's evident she LOVES dogs and is willing to go out of her way to ensure your dog is cared for. She sent us messages and photos which helped us feel better that they were doing well while we were away. We will definitely book with Denise again.
Would definitely recommend to other pet parents and will book with Denise again. My dogs loved her and their daily walks. Demise was great from the meet & greet on! She truly loves dogs and is a great substitute parent while you are away! My older dog doesn't warm up to very many people but became Denise's shadow the entire time. She is amazing!
It was our first time meeting Denise and she was wonderful from the start. She was very friendly to us and our dog took to her easily. She was able to take Simon last minute and kept him busy with walks and play! We will definitely leave our pup with Denise again.
Denise was absolutely amazing! She took care of my two furry babies while we were away on our
Christmas vacation and she always kept in touch sending me pictures and letting me know they were enjoying their time together.
Since the moment I met her I knew they were in good hands and it gave me such a peace of mind.

My babies loved her!!

Denise loves dogs and they love her back,she so good with them.

Thank you Denise for taking care of Mafi and Crispi! They loved their vacation and we enjoyed ours thank to you again!
What a wonderful experience! Denise was very open and accommodating to our needs. From the first meet and greet, you could tell she had put a lot of thought into how to make the dogs' stay as good as can be. She was truly excited to have the dogs' company for the few days they stayed with her. During their stay, she sent many updates that showed how much fun they were having and how well she was getting to know the dogs. She even sent us home with a lovely card and some printed pictures!! She is a thoughtful and caring host. We will definitely book with her again and would recommend her to anyone.
I left my two fur babies with Denise this week-end for one night. Denise took great care of them. My doggies just loved her. Usually Doudoune would ignore me for two days after being pet sit (even by my mom in my own house) but not this time ! I highly recommend Denise as a pet sitter !
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