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Lillian B.

45 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Lillian's Resident Pets

9 yr 1 mo old
German Shepherd Dog
1 yr 7 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents

Lillian's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Lillian

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Welcome to our hobby farm in Carlisle which is just on the north west border of Burlington! ( or just north of Waterdown) Our country setting just outside the city!

We are a family of four ( my husband and I, and two teenage daughters) who love animals of all kinds and would love to have your pet join us for his/her vacation.

We have been fostering animals for the humane society for over 15 years and have cared for family and friends pets for over 20. Over that time we have looked after dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and sugar gliders. We have cared for pregnant cats, dogs and cats recovering from surgery, nervous animals that need socialization and elderly animals needing some extra TLC.

Currently we have two family dogs, Molly a ShepX and Teddy a chihuahua/pomeranian. Both are fun loving and enjoy all of our furry visitors.

We also have horses, potbelly pigs, goats, rabbits and chickens.

We have a large fenced in area that is next to a beautiful creek for the dogs to run and play Daily we walk down to the creek and waterfall and the dogs enjoy exploring. In the evenings we take the dogs out to the horse paddocks to run and explore. Our property is surrounded by woods and a creek and is a great place for the dogs to run and play.

Cuddling on the couch is a favourite of our furry visitors after a romp outside in the fresh air. Your dog will have the run of our house and is welcome to cuddle up wherever they would like. They can sleep wherever they are used to at home even it its a bed with one of us or their own bed. They will be a family guest in our home.

We look forward to opening up our home to you and your furry friend.

Please note the rate is per night-if you pick your pup up after 12 pm you will be charged the day rate for that day.

A surcharge might be added for puppies, larger dogs, dogs with behavioral issues and dogs with medical issues. There is also a surcharge for dogs who are fed a raw diet.

If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs or people we will not be able board them.

Please message us if you have any further questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Lillian B.

45 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lillian's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Lillian's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
$8 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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2 Testimonials
Nov 2016
Lillian is superb as a pet sitter. She is kind and loving with a solid foundation of dog knowledge built on many years of experience. She expertly reads dog body language and behaviours and is able to help your dog feel comfortable and safe without you there. She treats your pet like it is her own while it is in her care and her love for all things furry and feathered shines through in her mannerisms and attitudes. Knowing my dog was being cared for by Lillian and her family meant that I was able to enjoy my time away from my pet with worrying. I knew she was loved and cared for. I would highly recommend Lillian and DogVacay as your pet sitting choice.
Nov 2016
Lillian and her family are the perfect pet sitters to leave your pet with. She is attentive and caring. She treats your pet as though it is her own. I know when I leave my dog with her that he will be treated with lots of love, cuddles and affection. I wouldn't think of leaving my dog with anyone else.
45 Reviews
Arlo loves to stay with Lillian and her family. He is missing His best mate Molly and as he lays on the couch and lets out a big sigh! Big thanks to Lillian and her family for giving Arlo lots of love while we were away!
Very happy with the care that Lillian provided for our pup. Will definitely be back.
Kali had tons of fun! Nice dogs to play with. Very accommodating to super last minute request!
Thank you for being so flexible in letting us pick Bella up a day later due to our late flight returning to Toronto. You are a wonderful dog sitter and we are so thankful that Bella is happy and cared for by you and your family.
Thank you for taking such great care of Bella. She will want to visit every weekend!
Bella had the greatest holiday - better than ours I think. She played and hung out with doggy friends and was very happy when she came home. We were worried as we were away for 17 days but Bella was so well cared for that we were able to relax and enjoy our holiday while she enjoyed her holiday. Thank you to Lillian and family for taking such good care of her. We will only be leaving Bella with you when we go away!
Lillian was fantastic with Mikey our 2 yr old golden retriever during his 2 week stay. We received almost daily pictures and snippets about his day. We will be using Lillian's boarding service again and highly recommend her.
Lillian was great with our dog Chloe. From the meet and greet to dropping her off and getting her again, Lillian and her family made it easy for us to make sure that Chloe would be taken care of properly. Daily pics made sure that we knew that Chloe was well taken care of and getting the attention that she loves over Christmas while were gone away. Chloe returned to us happy, healthy and excited. Highly recommended.
Our 2yr old lab mix Luna was boarded with Lillian and her lovely family for 2 weeks. We were very nervous as this was the first time Luna has been away from us for more than 5 hrs since she joined our family. I felt Lillian was very understanding and reassuring. She sent frequent pics of Luna throughout those 2 weeks with little snippets about Luna's day, which we appreciated. I felt the most relief when I received a picture of Luna displaying behaviour she only does with people she's comfortable with (she rests on or cuddles with you). Luna is friendly overall but reserved at times. This was maybe a few days in. I knew from that moment she was OK and comfortable. Lillian and her family are definitely animal lovers. I would most certainly entrust the care of my Luna to Lillian again.
Chloe had a fun filled, homely first stay with Lillian and her family. She can't wait to get back there !
Helped us out super last minute and was great with both our dogs, even our fearful Lyra. Loki, the social butterfly loved the farm and came away from his day with them happy and tired.
Lillian and her family are just wonderful - they took such good care of my Scarlett. You can tell Lillian genuinely loves her guests. We have booked 2 more stays with Lillian!
Amazing! Our dog Piper had a blast! Lillian sent us pictures and updates throughout her stay, so thoughtful. Lillian's family and their beautiful farm made for a worry free (guilt free) stay. We look forward to being a repeat customer and will continue to recommend their services. Amazing dog vaycay stay!!
Lillian and her family were just wonderful. We were extremely nervous to leave Mickey, our 5 month old Cockapoo, with just anyone. But Mickey had the time of his life. We found out from Lilian that he loved people (which we knew) and dogs. Lillian sent texts with many pictures every day. This was extremely helpful in allaying any guilt or sadness as we could see how much fun he was having playing with the other dogs. He came back to us very happy and tuckered out. We definitely recommend Lillian and her family to everyone with dogs.
Amazing. Not sure what my dog Cooper loved most her very friendly dog Molly the outdoor fenced area or Lillian herself. He kept looking back when we picked him up. I am looking forward to having Lillian and Molly watch him again.
Lillian and her family were great. Very accommodating with drop off and pick up times. Will absolutely book with Lillian again in the future.
Lillian and her family are awesome with Turbo. He gets plenty of play time, comes home exhausted, and loves to go back. He is on a raw food diet, which Lillian has no problem administering. Turbo will have another visit soon...
Love my pictures from lillian. Great service
We left our 7 month old, Harvey, with Lillian and family for a week. This was our first time leaving him with someone else. Lillian seems very experienced with dealing with dogs (and puppies) and asks good questions to ensure she is prepared for your dog. She was very accommodating for our late pick up time and she even went out to grab some more food when he ran out. The home and property seems to be a very safe and fun environment for dogs. Harvey had a great time playing with some of the other dogs.
Daisy had a wonderful time with Lillian and her family. We really enjoyed receiving the pictures and updates. It helped us relax and enjoy our vacation knowing Daisy was taken care of. We initially felt bad about not being able to take our pup with us but truly feel Daisy had her own vacation at Lillian's. We will definitely contact Lillian again if Daisy needs somewhere to stay!
Murphy and his family loved Lillian and her home - he had lots of fun and was treated just like at home - like family :)
Lillian and her family are amazing!!! My little puppy Chloe, who is 9 months old, had never been away from home...I had so much anxiety about leaving her in someone else's care, as she's never been without us....well Chloe did great...Lillian and her girls made her feel right at home with them, treating her like their own pets. Lillian put my mind at ease with the communication and pictures of how and what Chloe was into...lol, that made my trip more enjoyable knowing my little one was being well taken care of!! Thank you and I certainly know who to go to next time I need someone to look after Chloe
We had our dog Eva boarded for a week with Lillian. She came home tired and happy. Lillian was very accommodating with Eva's food diet needs and medication. She enjoyed the outdoors and she felt like home being surrounded by caring people. We will definitively consider Lillian for our future boarding needs. Overall a great stay!
We are absolutely thrilled with Lillian and her family. Our pup had a blast all weekend and we could tell he was well loved, cared-for and exercised. She sent us regular pictures and notes, so we never doubted he was in good hands and happy. We'll most definitely be leaving Eddie with them again in the future! Many thanks!
The dogs had an absolute blast! We lived receiving the pictures and seeing how happy they were :-)
Great hosts and property for my dog. I feel confident that my dog is taken care of there. It's nice Lilian sent pictures of Mulan when she is there.
I felt totally comfortable leaving my border collie with Lillian and her family for the weekend! Everyone is very sweet, friendly, and totally great with dogs. I'm very choosy about where my pup stays, and she'll definitely be staying with Lillian again next time I'm out of town!
Our two Standard Schnauzers were well taken care for, exercised, and loved. They came home exhausted from their own vacation. Thank you so much Lillian and Shawn for the great care they were given. We will use your doggie hotel again.
Lillian's farm was the perfect place for Dixie! Dixie has a lot of energy and the large fenced in area is a great place for her to run. We loved watching her play with the other dogs. We felt much better going on vacation knowing that Dixie was in good hands. Lillian sent us great updates everyday so we never had to worry. Lillian will always be our first choice the next time Dixie needs to be away from home.
Amazing communication and adaptability as well as pretty spectacular service. Marley sat at the front door waiting for another pick up, so we think he truly knew he was on holiday. Home was a boring reality!!!!!
Otis loved staying with the Boast family. They treat him as though he is one of their own. The love and attention they provided him with was amazing. Enjoyed receiving the pictures of my dog. Otis will definitely be coming back.
March break was a real vacation knowing my Gucci – little morkie was in great hands! Never used Dogvacay and was apprehensive about leaving my dog with a stranger. I carefully reviewed the applicants on line when I saw Lillian and her family.
After my meet n greet I knew Gucci was in hands of real animal lovers and my anxiety about leaving her slowing went away. Lillian sent pictures and texts during the week showing and telling me all of the love my dog was getting. SPOILED is an understatement, she was treated like a family member, sleeping on the kids beds, sitting at the dinner table, and snuggling on the couch after long walks. Lillian even warmed her food up on the first day to coaxed her to eat. After a week with Gucci it took me a day or two just to get her back to normal as she was sulking from being away from Lillian. I will MOST DEFINITELY be using Lillian on all of days when we need a loving sitter. Thank you so much for leading me to a fantastic person who I can trust with my loved one – Gucci :)
Lillian loved my dog and he was royally treated. I knew how things were going virtually every day via text and photos. This will be his home away from home when ever we go away. I am sure Esau will look forward to it too.
What can I say....Lillian is the absolute best !

Milo has just completed his first stay with her and he loved every minute of it. From the first time we met Lillian you could see she is absolutely devoted to caring for animals. We loved the fact that Milo had great access to outdoor space to roam and play with her dogs (plus the pigs, goats, and chickens) and any other guests she had staying. We adored the photo updates that we received throughout our weekend away - he looked like he was having a better time than we were ! He came back so so tired which was a huge sign of an awesome weekend spent there.

We'd give her 10 stars if we could, and he's already booked in for this weekend. Feel so happy that we've found her - you're the best Lillian !!!
From the moment we connected with Lillian I knew I would be totally comfortable leaving Stormy with her and her family. She clearly cares about the well-being and comfort of her guests -- pets and their humans! Lillian went out of her way to text us with updates that included videos and pictures of Stormy playing outside with her puppy and relaxing in the house with her. Stormy looked like he was right at home! Seeing those updates helped us to relax while we were away, knowing he was in good hands. I love the fact that he was able to stay with the Boast's in their home, like he's a member of their family. I felt good leaving him in a space where I knew he would be given lots of love and plenty of outdoor play time to explore in a fenced in space on the farm. Stormy came home happy and tired out from all the fun. We will be back for sure! Thanks Lillian!
We are thrilled with the care Charlie received with Lillian and her family. It really was a vacation for him; he had lots of supervised play time with other vacationers; received lots of hugs and TLC. A beautiful country setting with a with a large fenced-in dog park of their own, rimmed with tall trees. The photo updates reassured us Charlie was in a good place; when we picked him up it was clear he was comfortable and felt “right at home”. The Boast family love all animals and are confident and compassionate with them. I truly believe it is a vacation home for him and we will definitely be a returning client. Thanks Lillian and family!
Lilian and her family are amazing! Our little Pom had a blast ! He developed a bond with her daughter Hannah and was sleeping everyday with her in her bed:) Lilian made sure to send me daily pictures of Lucky to reassure us that he is fine especially that this was our first time to leave him and travel.. Their barn is great and made Lucky's stay the more interesting! We are sending Lucky back for our next trip and would definitely recommend this beautiful family :)
Jessica was so comfortable with Lilian's family that she eat her diner at the first day. Usually takes her at list two days or so to settle and start eating her food. And when I was late to pick up Jessica due to the weather...Lilian went out of her way to accommodate us From now on we will be using Lilian's family services every time. Thank you guys. You are doing excellent job.
Thank you, Lillian, for the great time Archie had at your place. He enjoyed his vacation and came back in a good shape and wonderful mood. Thank you.
Another great stay with Lillian! Khaleesi had such a great time and loves her big property and playing with the other dogs. My active pup came home so tired she slept all day and night. Signs of a fun stay :)
This was a 5 Pawsome stay! Leia's stay with Lillian and her family was fantastic. The farm setting was great. Leia was able to get lots of outdoor time. Lillian and her family treated Leia like one of their own pets, giving her lots of cuddles, snuggles and love.

We look forward to booking with Lillian again soon!
Kodi enjoyed his stay with Lillian and her family. Their home was awesome and he was treated with the best care and concern for his well being. We have already booked our next stay with Lillian and her family.
We feel so very happy we were able to find such a loving and caring family, their love of animals was evident everywhere. 10+++
Thanks Lillian your the best!!!! :o)
Morgan really seemed to enjoy her stay with Lillian. Lots of walks and lovin on the couch. She loves to cuddle. I will definitely use her again.
Lillian and her family are wonderful!! This was the first time I've left our puppy with anyone and Lillian made me feel right at ease :)
She sent me pictures over the weekend and keep me informed on how my dog was doing. When I picked her up this afternoon she looked like she was SO happy and you could tell she had a lot of love and affection all weekend. We will be sure to recommend her to everyone we know with dogs and will be using her again 100%.
Lillian and her family took excellent care of Ollie while we were on vacation. He came home exhausted from so much fun and activity! Lillian was very prompt with communication and sent updates and pictures of Ollie having a great time with the other animals. She took excellent care of Oliver and her amazing love for animals shines through. We would highly recommend Lillian and her family, and Ollie can't wait for his next visit.
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