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Valerie R.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Valerie's Resident Pets

Diana
Pug
Female
7 yr 6 mo old
CoCo
Poodle
Female
5 yr 11 mo old

Valerie's Townhome

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Valerie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We are Mac and Val...... Mac is the dog whisperer.... I am the spoiler!
We love dogs! We are interested in this opportunity because we love being outside and having fun with our dogs. We live in a secure home with a fenced backyard. However, we walk our dogs!! Don't think they will be out back all day. I personally do a 1-2 mile walk in the morning and then another nice walk in the evening. My own pets love it, and I hope yours will do.

Why we love dog sitting
We have been pet owners all of our lives. There has always been a dog in the family or a long term "visitor". We enjoy small to large dogs and love to go on walks.

About our yard
The back yard has a deck and is completely fenced in. We live in a townhouse, so the yard is small. However, my dogs love to run in circles and play with balls there. Also, we walk to the local park which is only a few blocks away. There is a large field where the dogs can run.

Our experience administering medication
I am comfortable with administering well care medication. I, Valerie, will administer all meds, any shots, or care for special medical situations. I am very attentive and supportive of your dog's particular needs.

Training-
We are now offering dog training for 1 week or longer basis. Dog training includes your dog staying for a minimum of seven consecutive days with Mac, the Dog Whisperer. The length of stay depends on the behavior/training that is necessary. Consecutive days are important because your dog will need to be in an environment that is distraction free. This training includes the contracted days of working with your dog and a 30 minute human training as well. 9 times out of 10...... your dog is responding to your energy. Sugar "Mac" McMillian, the Dog Whisperer, can work with your dog and you to rechannel the energy in your home and get your dog on track and put you in place as leader of the PACK!

We can handle:
Anxiety
Food Aggression
Aggressive to other dogs or bully behavior
Shyness
Destructive behavior
General commands- stop, sit, lay, stay, come, recognize your name
Proper on leash behavior- No pulling
Learn to love your crate
Leader of the Pack Training
Please inquire for fee: As discussed, training is a minimum of seven nights with drop off on a Sunday after 5 pm and pick up Sunday morning before noon. Personal in home consultation available before starting training.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Valerie R.

17 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$36/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Valerie's Home
$36 /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
Daycare At Valerie's Home
$36 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
17 Reviews
Valerie was the caring and considerate sitter we had hoped for when left our dog for his first time. We absolutely will call her next time we vacation and hope she is available. Thank you Valerie. Jagger misses you already.
Thank you so much for being there for us 'last minute folks'. Professional and friendly. I felt confident Pepper was safe and happy.
Valeria is absolutely wonderful and a life saver with her flexible schedule! I never worry when Jake (Boston Terrier) is with her!
Great Vacay.
Another great Vacay. Thank you.
Thanks Val, Mac and kids! Gotta love other dog lovers! For others, it was our first time taking a trip without our pug and couldn't have left him in better hands. They sent pics and gave updates while out of town, total comfort zone for us. There's no point in a kennel or crate when you have lovers out there that let them enjoy a home, new friends and be cared for like family! Great experience, just not sure our pug was done with his Vaca when we got back! :)
Without a doubt would and will book again!
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Valerie and her family were extremely loving and welcoming towards our 2 dogs. You can tell they treat their furry guests like part of the family. They were cared for, played with, and loved. The pups were exhausted when we picked them up from playing so much throughout the weekend. We were at ease knowing both Amber and Vanilla were in such great hands!
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Valerie and her family took good care of our dog Amber. It was the first time that Amber was away from us, but I am sure she felt like home with Valerie. Valerie communicated very well, she also sent me pictures of Amber, when I was away. A day after we picked Amber up from Valerie's, we happened to be near her house and Amber was happily wagging her tail and smelling around the place. That says a lot!!
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Valerie was great! Very flexible in helping me book at the last minute, kind and professional, and my dog Ponyo had a great time. I'll definitely come back for my next vacation.
Berkeley seemed to have a great time!
Valarie and Mac did a great job taking care of our dog while we were away. They were flexible and able to care for her on a short notice. Our dog sometimes gets a little excited when she meets new people or new dog friends. Valarie and Mac knew exactly what to do to calm her down. I would definitely use their service again. Thanks!
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Valerie was great! She did a wonderful job of communicating and was very flexible to fit my work schedule. Merle loved his time with her and her pups!! I will definitely be using her again if I ever need someone for doggie day care!
They were AWESOME! They took our reservation on really short notice. Really nice family who really loves dogs! In the two day stay, our dogs received love, snuggles, and even some training. They were very helpful, responsive, and truly are "dog whisperers". We will definitely be using their services in the future. This was my first experience with DogVacay.com, and you couldn't have better representatives of this service. Thank you!!
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Valerie communicated very well and was very gracious when I had to change my schedule. I will use Valerie for my future sitting needs.
This was our first time using DogVacay and Valerie R's services. Valerie's relaxed and professional demeanor at the Meet and Greet made us and Chance feel very comfortable. She was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times.
Valerie and her family are awesome sitters! We needed boarding for over three weeks and they made our dog feel welcome and comfortable in their home. We enjoyed receiving the pictures they sent periodically....we could tell she was being well taken care of. I highly recommend them as sitters!
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We were very happy with Valerie's service and care. She accepted our last minute request to watch Honey over the holidays and was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times. Valerie's calm and relaxed demeanor made us and Honey comfortable when we met. We received several adorable photos too.
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