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Cindy C.

60 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Alaskan Malamute, American English Coonhound, American Eskimo Dog, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Black and Tan Coonhound, Bluetick Coonhound, Boxer, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, German Longhaired Pointer, German Shepherd Dog, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Greyhound, Italian Greyhound, Komondor, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Plott, Pointer, Portuguese Pointer, Portuguese Water Dog, Pyrenean Shepherd, Rat Terrier, Redbone Coonhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Saluki, Samoyed, Scottish Deerhound, Shiba Inu, Siberian Husky, Spanish Mastiff, Spanish Water Dog, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff, Treeing Walker Coonhound, Vizsla, Weimaraner, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Wirehaired Vizsla, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Cindy's House

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

About Cindy

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi everyone! We are a recently married couple who just bought a single family home in Annandale. We absolutely love dogs and our own just recently passed away. We aren't ready to rescue another but we thought we would ease ourselves in the process by looking after other dogs!

Click the link to get $20 off your first time booking!

Let me tell you a little about our family: I work from home Monday - Friday and will be the main caretakers of the pups. I generally take the pups out for a walk in our local park, Holmes Run Park, three times a day. If your dog isn't comfortable with walks, we can let them out in our fully fenced in yard. We live in a single family home so they will have access to the entire house and yard! Belly rubs, TV, radio, and squirrel chasing all inclusive! ;) My husband also works from home two days a week and will help with walks!

Thank you for considering us! We would love to pamper your pup and be a part of their home away from home!

Our rates for the months of November-January will be increasing to $37/night to accommodate the Holiday Rush. Thanks!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Not yet house-trained

Cindy C.

60 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 12 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 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.
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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Cindy's Home
$29 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$15 /bath
$9 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
60 Reviews
Cindy was great! Our trip to the Arlington area was less stressful not worrying about our little Yorkie. Cindy gave her lots of playtime and love. There were not a lot of other dogs boarding to cause Roxy stress (she is not used to other dogs around). Roxy is very shy and Cindy did a great job with that. I would definitely board Roxy with Cindy and her husband again.
Cindy is so sweet and sent lots of pictures. I knew my little fur baby was in great hands!!
Shayla seemed to have a great time with Cindy and came back one happy, sleepy pup. Santa even brought her a Christmas present!
Walker had a great time staying with Cindy. He came home healthy and happy, and we were really impressed at everything Cindy did to make it a great vacation for him. We particularly appreciated her daily updates, which often included videos of him running around and playing with other dogs. We couldn't have been more pleased with his experience.
Cindy was wonderful! My little puggle is shy with new people, but warmed up to Cindy very quickly. We got videos and texts telling us how she was doing, and she was so happy when we picked her up. Will definitely be using Cindy again. Thanks, Cindy!!
It was great having my medium sized dog stay with Cindy, she was very cordial and was flexible to last minute hiccups with my vehicle. During my dog's 10 day stay with her she was responsive and updated us on our dog's status. Would recommend staying with her again.
Cindy is very nice.
Cindy was great and very responsive to any questions we had about the booking and while we were on our trip. You can tell that Cindy and her husband truly love all the dogs that they watch. Our pup takes some time to warm up and usually spends the first day hiding under a table but he seemed to warm up quickly at Cindy's. She also kept us updated with videos and pictures during the stay. I would definitely recommend booking your next dog vacay with Cindy!
Highly recommended
Cindy was lovely, and she had two or three other pups visiting the weekend ours stayed with her. Our guy came home happy and TIRED which means he had a lot of playtime with new friends. Thank you Cindy!
Cindy was absolutely AMAZING!!!!! Poppy had a great time with her, we could tell by the video and pictures she sent us and by the way Poppy slept all through the day after his week with her :) don't look anywhere else, Cindy will always be the right choice!!! She was also super understanding when we were a bit late for picking him up after long queues at the airport.
Cindy took excellent care of our pup while we were on vacation out of the country for a couple weeks. Despite limited communications options due to lack of service, she still managed to sent us updates. Pepper can be socially awkward, and she managed him with other visiting dogs without any issues, and even hand fed him his food to make sure he ate! He had a great time and we'll definitely use Cindy again.
Cindy was fantastic. Bama had a great time with her dogs and she sent the cutest pictures/videos throughout the weekend! He came home and napped all day; exhausted after a fun weekend! I would definitely use Cindy again.
Cindy was wonderful! She gave us frequent updates with pictures. We were nervous because one of our dogs is older but our fears were quickly cured by Cindy's communication. We would use here again and highly recommend her.
Cindy is great with our pup! Every time we visit she is wagging her tail in the car and can't wait to get out. So glad we found her!
I simply couldn't have chosen a better home for my two dogs to stay during my two weeks out of town. Cindy was the perfect communicator throughout the reservation and planning process. She was very attentive and caring with instructions, and also sent several photos and videos to keep me updated. My dogs loved the large yard, and quiet neighborhood. Cindy did an especially fantastic job with one of my Chihuahuas, who can be very challenging to get along with. However, she quickly bonded with her, and had my pups not wanting to come home from their own special vacay. Will absolutely be inquiring again! :)
Cindy was wonderful watching my dog while I was away! I was worried that he would be confused staying with someone else while I was gone, but he warmed right up to Cindy and her family. I received cute pictures and messages frequently, keeping me updated on my dog's behavior. I would recommend Cindy anytime!! Thanks for giving my dog a great home while I was away :)
Friendly and clean environment. Would use her again.
Cindy took care of our 15 year old dog for a week and was wonderful. She sent us photo and video updates and gave me info about how Winston was handling his week away from home. We highly recommend Cindy and will not hesitate to have her take care of our dog in the future.
Cindy was very thoughtful and caring to Melo and his parents during their travels. She went above and beyond to communicate with my wife and myself to put us at ease, while we were out of town; sending us daily updates and photos. She also took the time to meet with us prior to us dropping Melo off for his stay. Would definitely recommend to anybody needing a dogsitter!
We feel very fortunate that we found Cindy to take care of our little puppy. He adjusted very well back home again and we could tell that he was well taken care of. Loved the cute pictures that Cindy sent regularly, as well as her updates. I also really like the fact that she only accepts smaller dogs. We will definitely choose her again the next time we go away.
Cindy & family was awesome! I received pics/videos regularly, they seemed to really welcome my grlz. I could tell when I picked my grlz up that they had been treated well. I will try to use Cindy again as her schedule really accommodates dog schedules!
Cindy was an enthusiastic host that took wonderful care of our puppy. She was responsive and took the time to understand our puppy's schedule. Thanks!
Cindy is an amazing host! She made my shy 6-year old Perla feel at home! She made sure I am updated on how my pup is doing by sending cute updates, photos and videos.. My pup had a great time at Cindy's and she looked very happy and pampered when I picked her up.
One additional thing that I was very impressed by is that Cindy is very flexible with the drop off and pick up times.. She really works with you to make things happen.,
I'm taking Perla for her second stay at Cindy's and am looking forward to it!
Roxie enjoyed her stay with Cindy and her husband! We loved getting pics and messages throughout her stay! We'll definitely use her again.
Layla had a great time. Cindy was very good about sending daily updates and videos of the dogs playing!
Cindy is always wonderful with our dogs.
Cindy understands the needs of my little dog-reactive dog and works well with her. Love the fenced back yard.
Cindy is a real gem. Extremely accommodating due to last minute booking changes. Updates were sweet and informative. My little guys felt right at home and almost did not want to leave. I look forward to booking with her again in the future.
Peanut enjoyed his second stay at Cindy's!
Cindy was great with our maltese, Teddy. We can tell from the pictures and videos she sent that Teddy was having a great time and that he had grown close to Cindy. Cindy was a very good communicator, regularly keeping us apprised of Teddy's situation. Knowing that Teddy was well cared for and in good hands made us feel at peace while we were out of the country. I would not hesitate leaving Teddy with Cindy again.
Cindy was great! She gave me frequent updates, and even videos! Legs felt at home, and we will most certainly be back!
Our pup had a great time and came back happy and healthy. We will book with Cindy again.
We booked Cindy to watch our dog while we were out of the country on vacation and she was excellent! She sent frequent updates and our dog was happy as a clam (and tired!) when we brought her home. We will definitely consider booking with Cindy again in the future!
Cindy did an excellent job watching both my dogs. I loved getting daily updates with pictures and videos. I definitely plan to have her watch them again in the future.
Cindy was great with Kimbo. She sent constant pictures, videos and updates. She is also very responsive and Kimbo had a great time. Would definitely recommend!
I am a new transplant to VA from TX but used DogVacay quite a bit there. Kahlua was the happiest and most relaxed she has ever been away from home. She got lots of attention, loved the fenced yard, and having someone around a lot during the day. Dealing with Cindy went extremely well from my first inquiry to arranging to pick up. I am very happy to recommend her. Top notch.
Cindy is simply an amazing hostess! My wife and I recently traveled and were anxious about leaving our buddy, Franklin, with someone else for the weekend. Cindy provided quick assurance that Franklin was having a wonderful time, as she sent us pictures of him playing outside and relaxing on the couch! When we picked him up, Franklin was clearly worn out from an amazing vacation! In fact, he slept the rest of the day.
Thank you, Cindy, for making sure our buddy had an amazing weekend!
Our dog Mia spent two days and one night with Cindy. She is very shy and takes a while to come out of her shell with new people but Cindy was really patient with her and just let her adjust naturally to her surroundings. Mia enjoyed the nice big garden and Cindy sent us videos and photos so we could see how she was getting on.

Cindy was great at getting back to us very quickly and was very flexible in terms of dropping off and picking up times.

I would definitely use Cindy again!
Cindy did a wonderful job taking care of Meeka while my wife and I attended a wedding out of state. From her flexibility with pickup and drop off times to the daily text messages with pictures and videos of our pup, we knew we had made an excellent choice to have Cindy watch Meeka. I would leave Meeka in Cindy's hands in the future with no hesitation!
We are very happy with Cindy! And so is our pup! We had a last-minute snafu with another doggie hotel provider, and needed to arrange a short-weekend stay quick. My wife found DogVacay & Cindy, and we fired off a quick request. She responded quickly back, and before I knew it all arrangements were settled. She had no problem accommodating our requests (this was a first time away for us & our puppy), and sent us photos & videos of a very happy puppy at play in the backyard the entire trip. We felt very comfortable from the get-go with Cindy, and will look to use her again. We're definitely leaving her info on our smartphone. :)
Cindy was awesome. She will be my first choice the next time my dog needs a place to stay. She was easy to communicate with, flexible on pickup and drop off, friendly and just a nice person!

She took great care of the dog, sent cute pics and videos, and he came home relaxed and nicely tired out!
Cindy took wonderful care of our Maltese and he came back happy. She also did a nice job of updating us with photos and video. We would be happy to have Cindy watch Tommy again!
Cindy made me feel extremely comfortable leaving my puppy with with her. She sent pictures and videos to keep us updated on Cody. He really enjoyed staying with her. V. Okoebor
I was very happy with my dog's stay at Cindy's house. We got pictures and updates every day on how our dog was doing and he seemed very happy when we picked him up. We will definitely use Cindy again.
It took us a little while to find someone to care for our pet, but when we met Cindy, we knew our pet would be in good hands. We highly recommend Cindy C.
Cindy was amazing with our two pups while my fiancé and I finalized wedding plans in Florida. We have a 2 year old Morkie and a 7 year old border collie. She sent photos of them and even decorated with cute designs. It helped reassure me that our pups were well taken care of and I would highly recommend Cindy to everyone. Thank you so much!
Cindy was a fantastic host. She kept us updated with pictures of Gomez, and she was very patient when dealing with our constantly evolving dropoff/pickup timeline.
Cindy was so wonderful and accommodating to me and Peanut. I loved her daily texts and photo updates. I came back from my honeymoon to a happy pup!
Cindy was amazing! She was so nice and accommodating to my situation. I had to scramble to find someone to look after my dog last minute due to having to work through snowmaggeddon! She even offered to meet at my workplace to help me out and was able to keep her an extra day. She was so sweet and kept me updated daily with sweet pictures of my dog. Thank you Cindy, Lucy will be excited to visit you again some day!
Cindy was wonderful. She sent pictures every day, and I could tell that Chayse had a great time. He got to be a part of family life, even snuggle in her lap. She was also super accommodating in when to drop him off and pick him up. I will definitely use her again in the future.
Cindy was wonderful while she watched our golden retriever puppy. Their house had a great fenced backyard where she could run around freely. Cindy sent pictures to us daily! Wonderful experience!
Cindy was very kind and loving with my 3 dogs during their 11 night stay. I received daily updates and pictures of my three babies. I would definitely recommend and trust her to take care of my fur babies anytime.
Simply put, if you need somewhere for your dog to stay, this is the place! They provided wonderful pictures and updates, and Clive returned home happy and healthy.
Cindy was great!! Super friendly and sent lots of cute and funny pictures :-) Thanks for a great visit!
Gus loved his stay with Cindy and her family! Cindy was very responsive and accommodating with our last minute trip out of town. She also updated us with photos; much appreciated! And she even spent her own money to keep Gus comfortable (above and beyond)!
Cindy did an awesome job caring for my two pups! We had to stay out of town and extra day and she was completely fine with watching them longer. I was able to feel peace of mind having them with her the whole time!
Cindy was wonderful- my pups had a great time with her! She was very accommodating of a busy weekend schedule I had, and sent photo updates of the dogs enjoying her backyard. Very affordable, especially for a single family home with a backyard. I will definitely have my dogs stay with her again!
Cindy was a really great host. I booked a long stay for my parents' dog and she was very accommodating and helpful about logistics. Buddy had an amazing time in their big fenced yard playing with other guests. Cindy sent regular picture updates and was very conscientious with Buddy's care instructions. I love how reasonable their nightly price is, especially considering how how much more the dogs get: a whole single family home, a huge fenced back yard, around-the-clock company and doggy playmates!
Cindy was great. My dogs had a wonderful time and were well cared for. Cindy was very accommodating with my schedule which kept changing due to the weather. Would happily have my dogs stay with her again.
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