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Christine R.

21 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Christine's Resident Pets

Salty
Australian Shepherd
Male
4 yr 4 mo old
Bronx
Golden Retriever
Male
2 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Christine's House

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

About Christine

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello, I have been pet sitting before I could even babysit. I am a professional groomer and have worked in a kennel setting, dog daycare, dog walking and sitting, and corporate and private grooming settings. I am currently studying to become a Certified Veterinary Technician and work part time as an assistant at an AAHA accredited animal hospital. I have two friendly dogs and one dog-saavy cat, and a dog savvy husband. I love taking care of dogs and will always treat them like they are my own! Experienced with all breeds, ages and special medical needs.
I have been a dog lover since I could walk. I asked my parents for years until finally when I was 12 we got our first family dog, a Brittany mix. Since then I have owned a Bloodhound mix (credentialed therapy dog), A Great Dane and Bullmastiff mix, a Siberian Husky, and now an Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever. I started pet sitting when I was 13 for neighbors, volunteered in shelters, worked for a breeder, worked as a dog walker and sitter, worked at a daycare, worked for a trainer, and became a professional groomer.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Christine R.

21 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 45 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

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Course 101 Graduate
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Christine's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Christine's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
21 Reviews
This is the first time we left our dog Sadie with Christine and her husband and it was awesome.
I received updates with pictures and videos of Sadie outdoors as well as indoors. Both Christine and her husband were so nice and accommodating and really interacted with Sadie. They took the time to make sure she was safe and well cared for. We look forward to our next Vacay with them.

Gail and Jay R.
Narragansett
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Christine and Dennis are amazing!! Our pups had a wonderful time and were exhausted from all the playing and love they received. Christine and Dennis do a fantastic job keeping me up to date on how my pups are doing. They send pictures everyday and quickly respond to any inquiries. They are amazing and we will definitely be returning!
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Peaches was with Christine and her husband for eight days and she came back to us happy, healthy, and with a bunch of new best buddies. We've already booked another vacay with her.
Our dog just had his first Dog Vacay at Christine's house and we could not be happier with the experience! It was the longest he has ever been away from home - 5 nights - and we appreciated the tender loving care he received, as well as the updates and pictures she sent to calm OUR separation anxiety. He really enjoyed the room to run, her dogs to play with and her understanding of his Aussie personality. We will be bringing him back to stay and play again very soon and often!
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Buckley had a great first experience on his doggy vacay. He's only 7 months old and has a lot of energy, but the fenced in yard allowed him to run freely. He was also able play and socialize with the other dogs which was great. Christine sent daily updates along with pics and videos which were comforting.
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We had such a great experience with Christine and Dennis. I was a little uneasy about leaving my dog with someone she was unfamiliar with. They welcomed us to their home before our scheduled stay so our pup could meet their dogs and get a "lay of the land". She loved it! And when we dropped her off for her stay, I was very much at ease. They were very accommodating, easy to communicate with and made sure our girl felt right at home.
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Bo was so happy and tired, thanks so much!
Bo was so happy and tired, thanks so much!
Christine provided excellent care of our dog Mabel. Mabel was in her care for 8 nights which is the longest she had been away from us. Mabel is a rescue pup with lots of separation anxiety. She refused to eat at the beginning of her stay. Christine kept us informed and was very patient with her, ultimately hand feeding her in her bedroom. We felt very secure with Christine's level of communication and attention to detail. We would use Christine again and highly recommend her to anyone in need of care.
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Christine was great. I was very nervous leaving our dog for the first time since her adoption but Christine put me right at ease...next vacation Christine will be first on my list....
We can't thank you enough for the job you did with bella. She hasn't been away from us much but you made her feel right at home. The pictures and texts everyday really helped put our minds at ease while we were on vacation.
Our Bentley was a little sad when he woke up on Thursday morning. We think he missed his new friends, both pup and human. That is truly a positive indication that he was well taken care of. Thank you for taking such good care of him and for sending us a photo of him while we were away. We will be in touch for our future boarding needs.
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Great service all around! Will be a repeat customer for sure.
Christine did a fantastic job on a busy Easter Sunday - Ranger had a blast playing with the other dogs and was all tuckered out when we took him home on that rainy Monday. Looking forward to another time.
Christine and her Husband did a wonderful Job.
I have a hard time looking for a sitter especially for 2 Rottweilers. She kept me updated with Pictures and stats on them and when i Picked them up they slept the whole Ride Home and slept even more when i got home. Thank you very Much!
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It all went well from beginning to end. The Rockwells clearly love dogs.
The house is set up for dogs. Their back yard is about an acre of well fenced in yard so that the dogs have plenty of room to run around.
Bella was happy to be there and seemed well adjusted when we piked her up.
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We would highly recommend Christine. We met with her before hand and she was professional and caring. Definitely felt comfortable leaving him and thought he was in good hands. She gave us updates on Jake daily. When we picked him up, you could tell he had been well cared for.
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Christine was great! We left our 6 month old puppy with her for a week and she sent us constant text and picture updates letting us know the puppy was doing great. At the last minute our flight home was cancelled and Christine was extremely accommodating! We will definitely leave our dog with her again!
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Our experience with DogVacay and Christine was excellent. Would definitely use again and strongly recommend for anyone looking for in home dog care. Thank you both! Susan
Captain thoroughly enjoyed his doggie vacation! Christine was great to work with and we would definitely recommend her to the most discerning of our doggy friends. Thank you for taking care of our baby and letting him enjoy his vacation as much as we enjoyed ours!!
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I couldn't be happier with the service provided by Christine. I was very uneasy and anxious to leave my fur baby behind while I went away for a long weekend but she calmed my nerves and made me feel at ease. I received constant updates and pictures with how he was doing and what activities they did that day. Christine is very knowledgeable and extremely passionate about what she does and that comes across the first moment you meet her. I will definitely be utilizing her again in the future and HIGHLY recommend others to do the same. You won't be disappointed.
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