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Sara & Amber D.

27 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Sara & Amber's Resident Pets

Nasa
Mutt
Female
5 yr 6 mo old
Ciabatta "Chi Chi"
Mutt
Male
10 yr 6 mo old

Sara & Amber's Apartment

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Medium Balcony
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Sara & Amber

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are two loving dog moms that live here with our pups Nasa and Ciabatta (yes, like the bread!). We LOVE hosting other doggies and giving them the same amount of love that we give our own. This means: tons of walks, cuddles, love, and treats!

One of our dogs has special needs, so we are definitely open to hosting doggies with unique needs as well. Just let us know and we are happy to accommodate.

About the hosts:
Amber and Sara have a combined doggy mom experience of 15 years! Amber has a flexible work schedule but is never away for more than 8 hours and Sara works from home. This mean the dogs get a nice early morning walk, 1-2 walks during the day, and 1-2 walks in the evening. Your doggy's vacation day with us includes at least 3 walks (but usually 4-5) and unlimited play time! Sometimes Sara takes a walk to the dog park and allows the dogs to run around and interact with other friends. On the weekends, Sara and Amber like to drive to Prospect Park or Fort Greene park with the pups and play in the grass.

Some things we offer:
- We definitely understand the need for flexible scheduling so we allow for same-day booking & drop off.
- We have a car so we can offer pick-up and drop-off at your house as well, if need be.
- Having a car also means that we can take your pup to the vet in any emergencies and/or if you request for us to do so while they are vacationing with us for any routine appointments.
- Care for elderly or disabled dogs

About the house:
We live in a high-rise building with A/C, elevator, and a 24 hour doorman. There is also a great outdoor space in the back of the building where the dogs can run around as well as a small balcony attached to our apartment that most dogs like to sit on. Our apartment is filled with light and one of the things that our pups like to do best is lay in the living room next to the floor-to-ceiling windows and take a nap in the sun. We have a large bin of toys that our doggies are happy to share, along with a surplus of all-natural treats.

About the dogs in residence:
Nasa is a spaniel-terrier rescue from Puerto Rico. She has the biggest, sweetest heart and is super calm and relaxed. It takes her a bit to warm up to new dogs, but she always ends up playing with our doggy guests by the end of their stay!
Ciabatta (also known as Chi Chi) is a red-nose and snooty mix that Amber has had since birth. Even though he is so big and much older now, he still thinks he's a small lap dog! He also has the biggest heart and loves to play with new dogs (especially smaller ones because he thinks that he is the same size!).

Please note: Chi Chi is not neutered so if your pups aren't either, just let us know and Chi Chi can go stay at his friend's house for the time that your dog is vacationing with us! He LOVES his friend, so this is not a problem at all :)

Please note: all doggy guests must be fully house-trained.

Looking forward to meeting you and to boarding your paw-tastic pup!
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Advanced senior issues

Sara & Amber D.

27 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 12, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Sara & Amber's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Sara & Amber's Home
$32 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$50 /half-hour
$70 /hour
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
Check-ins
$70 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$35 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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27 Reviews
Juno came back from her Vacay, happy and healthy, and we got pictures of her having a good time. Sara and Amber's place it very dog friendly, and their dogs are sociable and playful.
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the care that my pup received at Sara and Amber's. They were extremely friendly, flexible with a late pick-up time, responsive, and made me feel very much at ease with my dog's wellbeing. Their home was extremely dog friendly, and their neighborhood is well suited for plenty of walks. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone seeking boarding for their dog. Thanks Sara and Amber!!
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As always, Sara & Amber were quick to respond and make things easy for my dog's stay with them. No-brainer if you're considering them. The epitome of "dog people." Your search is over.
We got daily pictures. And it was a great experience.
Sara and Amber were professional, friendly and very attentive.
a day of daycare following an overnight stay -- Sara & Amber's super-accommodating style makes complicated schedules and last minute bookings a breeze! My pup, Eugene, had a blast hanging with their 2 dogs, ChiChi and Nasa, and came home happy and excited.

10/10 for these hosts. Very glad to have found them!!
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Early morning pre-airport drop off time accommodated, cute pictures texted during his stay, an honest and insightful report of my pup's behavior upon pickup -- what more could an owner ask for?

The other thing that is so amazing about Sara & Amber is their level of care. I feel very confident leaving Eugene with them for a long weekend spent traveling 1000 miles away. They have a zero tolerance policy against aggressive / unfriendly dogs, and because of this, I know I can trust that Eugene's safety and wellbeing is the #1 priority.

I can't say enough good things about booking overnight stays / daycare with Sara & Amber. Looking forward to our next visit!
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Another fabulous adventure for my rescue pup, Eugene! Sara & Amber are ace when it comes to creating a calm and welcoming environment for any dog to come into. They are very practical and kind, and have been extremely accommodating with my wild and crazy schedule and requests for pickups/dropoffs.

I couldn't be happier to have found Sara & Amber's loving home-away-from-home for Eugene's vacation stays!
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There's a reason this was my sixth visit booked with Sara & Amber. They treat my rescue pup, Eugene, with such love and care. He has a tendency to get very shy around people, but not with these women!

When we walk up to their [beautiful new-construction] building, Eugene smiles and wags his tail and practically sprints down the hallway -- and I understand why -- Sara & Amber are amazing!

Their two dogs Chi-Chi and Nasa are very affectionate and welcoming to Eugene -- and he has really come out of his shell after being part of their pack. I consistently see a very positive change in Eugene's behavior after spending time at their house -- and he comes home sleepy and content from lots of walks and exercise.

I will continue to book Eugene's stays with Sara & Amber. As an owner, the peace of mind they offer is worth every cent -- lovely people, with years of dog-savvy experience and a level of caring that could only come from the heart. A++ in my book!
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Sara and Amber took care of Nigel, my 8-year-old Chihuahua and they were great. He came back happy, well-rested, and super eager to see me! I'd definitely contact Sara and Amber if I need to travel in the future! Thank you, Sara + Amber!
Challenging experience, just not the right fit for my furkid. Sara and Amber are great people, and I was hoping it could work out.
Eugene loves his visits at Sara & Amber's and always is so excited when we get to their building. He really has bonded well with both hosts and their two adorable dogs, and Eugene comes home tired and happy after his stay. I absolutely could not recommend Sara & Amber enough!
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Sara & Amber took great care of my dog and maintained quick, reliable communication leading up to and during my dog's stay with them.
Finding someone to treat our 120 pound "big baby" like their own was not easy, but Sara and Amber did just that. From the initial meet and greet (with their dogs), to the weekend upstate getaway, to the night they stayed up during our pup's wheezing episode, S & A were professional and loving caregivers.
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Amber and Sara are always amazing! Otis loves staying at their place, and they are always so accommodating and communicative! We'll be using their services for as long as they let us :)
Sara and Amber were amazing with my pup, Cash! They were communicative, punctual in responding, and super loving/playful with Cash. A great experience. Would recommend them to anyone looking for petcare!
Sara and Amber were terrific hosts and made me feel confident and comfortable bringing Eugene to board with them. They were very communicative out of the gate - my initial request was responded to in under an hour...and they were great about texting and sharing moments from Eugene's dog vacay. (Including an adorable picture at the park!) Sara and Amber live in a new construction, safe, doorman building and have a lovely apartment that is clean and cared for. I would absolutely recommend booking with Sara and Amber to anyone who wants a personalized, friendly and accommodating approach to their dog's visit. I'll be booking again soon!
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My dog had a wonderful time at Sara and Amber's. Already after the meet'n'greet it was clear it was a great fit. When I picked him up at the end of his stay, he was just as happy to see me, as he was to show me around his temporary home. I'd recommend Sara and Amber to any dog owner.
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Lovely dog-sitters, super friendly, attentive and our puppy felt right at home. Highly recommend.
Sara and Amber are great in communicating to set up an initial meeting and also the later stay of my dog. They're very nice and their dogs got along fine with mine.
great hosts
My little Chihuahua Jack Russell mix clearly thrived with Sara and Amber and their dogs. They -- the humans and canines alike -- were so welcoming that my little guy eagerly ran up to them at drop off time. We will be back!
Left our dog Tifa with Sara & Amber for two weeks while we were on vacation in Asia. They sent a couple photos of her and she looked healthy and happy upon our return.

Thanks to both of them and we will definitely be having Tifa stay with them again in the future.
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Amber and Sara were fantastic. On the front end, they were very responsive and flexible enough to accommodate my last minute pet care needs. Amber asked all the questions pertinent to Sally's well-being during her stay Dogvacay. They were very attentive and I could tell by Sally's demeanor that they were excellent care givers.
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At first I was nervous about leaving Halsey with strangers, but I was immediately put at ease once I met Sara. She was very nice and her place was adorable. I think it is great that the dogs meet each other downstairs before heading up to her apartment. The next time I go out of town I will most definitely book days for Halsey at her place. I highly recommend her has a host.
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Amber was amazing. She and Sara took superb care of our dog, Zuzu. Zuzu can be a nervous dog, and can present a few challenges, but Amber was great with her. We completely trusted our hosts.

I highly recommend Sara and Amber. They were exceptional. They love dogs and know how to manage them. My wife agrees and she is even more exacting than I am about dog care.

Cliff
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Great hosts. Sara was lovely, and her dog is such a sweetheart. She was communicative and accommodating and kind when my dog had accidents in her house!
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