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Holly A.

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7 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 9 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds

Holly's Apartment

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

About Holly

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi. I'm a licensed massage therapist and Reiki Master Teacher who loves dogs (especially large breeds!) but have none of my own. Living in Center City hasn't fit my lifestyle to make a full-time commitment to a dog, so pet sitting is a great way for me to experience the joy of animal companionship.

I prefer to keep one dog at a time and enjoy large breeds. My setup is ideal for dogs who like people, but aren't compatible with other dogs. Since I have a small outdoor space, it is possible to keep a dog without lots of city walks; although I like walking my guests who aren't too much trouble on the sidewalks. There are dog parks around the city... I am closest to the one at 11th and Lombard... and I am fit and active (also a Certified Yoga Teacher), and am confident walking highly spirited dogs when necessary.


I'm always happy and excited to share massage and Reiki with my pet guests. It helps them relax, creates trust between us, and feels great! For an additional fee I love teaching owners how to confidently massage their own dogs and cats. My son had pet rats growing up, and I used to massage them too! Of course I provide these services for humans as well, and offer a discount to DogVacay clients. Let's discuss if you are interested.


I have owned dogs and cats my entire life, and have lots of experience with leash and behavior training. My last three dogs were a semi-aggressive lab/pit bull mix, a chow/shepherd mix, and a great pyrenees mix. All were over 65 pounds. I'm not intimidated by big bully breeds!

I do live in a small building and care about my neighbors, so cannot accommodate uncontrollable barking from my pet care clients, or marking/spraying in my home. If your pet has serious separation anxiety, please discuss with me before you book.


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Can administer oral medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Can administer injected medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Aggressive behavior

Holly A.

Online Now!
7 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$50/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 9 mins
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 9, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Holly's Home
$50 /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
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$80 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
Daycare At Holly's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
Check-ins
$35 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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7 Reviews
Holly was an excellent host! She was extremely accommodating, and kept us updated frequently with pictures and texts. I felt that she really was attentive and understanding of Sasha's quirks/nuances, and I was 100% comfortable leaving our pup in her hands! We have already booked for two more stays next month! We absolutely recommend Holly as a host to anyone who is looking for a dog sitter in Philadelphia.
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Holly was perfect and our dog loved her! She was incredibly professional and provided just the right amount of updates to keep us in the loop on his daily activities. I would definitely use her again!
Holly was absolutely great--we got tons of updates during a weeklong trip away from our 6 month old golden. She was really responsive to the whole family including my kids. Our golden clearly developed a wonderful relationship with her and he got plenty of exercise and cuddles. We would absolutely book her again.
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