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Anne and John C.

23 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Great Dane, Rottweiler

Anne and John's Resident Pets

3 yr 9 mo old
Border Collie
3 yr 10 mo old
0 yr 6 mo old

Anne and John's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Anne and John

46 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
If you have previously boarded your pet with us, and we are marked as "booked", please contact us and let us know your needs.

Boarding: Boarding is a 24-hour period (including overnight).

We live in North Raleigh/Wake Forest, near Falls Lake and LOVE dogs. Both of us have had dogs essentially our whole lives. Everyone in our family has dogs. I guess we are just "dog people". We assist with East Coast Tranport Animal Rescue and support MAMMAS rescue.

We are both RN's and are comfortable with physical ailments, if your dog should have special medical needs.

We would love to have your dog join us for weekend stays. Our own pups (Tarfu, Hallie and Makeda) are on a routine that keeps them well excercised and therefore happy. Scheduled meal times, regular play times and frequent walks keep everyone on balance. We live on the Mountain to Sea Trail and frequently use that for our hikes with the dogs. Lots of treats for our guests, and a treat for fur parents to know that their doggies are being well taken care of, played with, and loved on their vacation too. Text pictures and updates as well, because I always look forward to that while I am away from my dogs.

Weekends, we will spend ALL DAY with our guests. Your pet(s) will be sure to come home happy and tired! We have about 2 acres that is fenced to run and play, and an additional fenced area patio/pool house to lounge around in. Aside from focusing on things like tennis balls and chasing games, we care for all guests in a very safe fashion. If the doggies are outside, then so are we. Everyone is fed in a separate location, and we pay attention to needs and behaviors. At night every sleeps on their own bed, in our bedroom. Crates are encouraged but not always necessary.
We are able to board guests Monday - Friday with the understanding that your pup will not have a human with them for approximately (6) six hours each day. But, after that...the fun begins and we love being outside!!!

Daycare: limited to repeat guests, Saturday only.

Please note: Pick-up and Drop-off time Monday-Friday will need to be after 5pm.
We require that all our guests be house trained and non destructive.

Things to bring with your pet: (Help to avoid seperation anxiety)
1) Food and Treats.
2) Sturdy collar and leash
3) Special Blanket and or Bed
4) Special toy (limit to one)
5) crate or kennel (optional)

We DO NOT board aggressive breeds (or any aggressive dogs), All our guests must be spayed or neutered, and friendly with other dogs.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Anne and John C.

23 Reviews
15 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 22, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Anne and John's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Anne and John's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
23 Reviews
Excellent! Can't thank Anne and John enough for taking such great care of our dog. I really appreciate that they reviewed and followed the instructions sent with him--no bad behaviors or illnesses to deal with when he got home. So thankful for them and plan to use their services again in the future.
Thank you to Anne and John who took excellent care of our 14 year old dog while we were out of the country. They went beyond the expected by making him food that was extra yummy so he would eat while we were away. He was getting a bit picky before we left, so it was such a relief to see their daily updates and know he was up to par.

I am afraid he may be a little spoiled, but it's wonderful knowing that our pet was cared for as well or better than if he were at home with us.

There should be no hesitation in leaving a pet with the Cottons. They are A-#! in care-giving and love the pets they keep.
We are VERY happy repeat guests of Anne and John! They are always so accommodating and loving to our dog, Maxie. She gets along great with their other dogs which are very friendly and we have full confidence that she is being well taken care of while there. Don't hesitate to book!
Anne and John did a great job with our dog Bruno. They were so patient with him as he acclimated to his new surroundings and doggy friends
Our dog got so much exercise and playtime. He had a ball I can tell both Anne and John really love being around dogs and care about their well-being They kept us well-informed with pictures and postings and we have already booked with them again
What a wonderful experience we had meeting John and Anne. You can tell they love dogs and enjoy spending time with them. Brady had a great time and they even had him in a crate for bedtime which he does not do for me. They have a beautiful set up for the dogs. They are kind and loving people. T
This was Harper's second stay with John and Anne and I could not be more pleased! They went above and beyond ensuring that my fur baby had a fun-filled, attentive and safe visit. They were also extremely knowledgeable and patient and worked with Harper on several training techniques. It is not easy leaving your pup with others; however, they made it easier for me by sending lots of great pictures and videos.

I would like to highly recommend them...but I am reluctant in that I am fearful they will get booked up and that I will not be able to take Harper back! : )

I sincerely thank you John and Anne...you guys rock!
Anne & John,

Stella loved being with you both and making new friends. We loved seeing all the photos/video of her having fun. It especially made us smile when we saw her interacting with her new BFF (Hallie). She misses the beautiful yard you have to run and run and run! Thanks for taking such good care of our baby. Definitely will be back. Thank you!!
Thank you very much for being a great host to our dog Misty she loved being with you and your dogs.
Anne and John were amazing hosts, far exceeding our expectations!!! We can't imagine trusting the care of our Westie with anyone else!
Anne and John are wonderful hosts.Our puppy Luna liked them right away.They have a big yard for the dogs to run and play.Luna was so tired with all the running and playing with the other guests she just wanted to sleep when she came home.
We were so pleased to meet our new option for overnight boarding. Anne and John were simply perfect for our dog. He came home newly shampooed and thoroughly spoiled. Our dog now has a wonderful home away from home.
Anne and John were beyond exceptional in their care for my dog. Not only did he have a wonderful time socializing and being given lots of attention - my vacation was enhanced knowing that he was in such a perfect environment. I have a lot of great pictures of him happily playing and detailed descriptions of how he was enjoying his day. They are very special - really understand and LOVE dogs. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
John and Anne helped us when we were in desperate need of a last minute dog sitter for the weekend. They eased our fears about leaving our sweet shelter dog and helped Maxie get adjusted with the other dogs. Their house is the perfect retreat with a huge backyard and the sweetest hosts. A few hours in and we could tell by the photos that she was having a blast. They sent numerous pictures and updates which was so helpful for us and she even came home bathed and with an embroidered bandana. We received top-notch service and will definitely be returning!
Anne and John are great!! They kept sending me updates of Shakespeare, which let me enjoy my time away knowing Shakespeare was in good hands. The service was amazing, Shakespeare was bathed and his nails were trimmed and when I picked him up he had an embroidered bandana. I will definitely recommend Anne and John.
Pawsome indeed! This was Bobby's 2nd stay with Anne and John and he loved every moment. We enjoyed all the pictures and video updates and saw that he made some new friends too. We saw he got plenty of exercise and even got some nice and relaxing time by their fireplace, seriously like a doggy wonderland-SPAcation. John and Anne are very knowledgeable with dogs and are super attentive to their needs. We're so thankful to have found such great hosts for our Bobby and looking forward to another stay in the near future.
Anne and John were AWESOME!
Before dropping Teegan off, they were in constant communication getting the details right. From the beginning, I felt like my pup was going to be on good hands. Teegan is high energy and on anti-anxiety medication, and I was relieved to hear that it wouldn't be a problem.
My boyfriend dropped off Teegan for me and wouldn't stop texting me about how their place was like a dog's dream. John even sent me a message to let me know he had been dropped off and it went well.
Throughout the weekend, they were sending me tons of photo and video updates. My pup was even swimming all weekend! I had a blast knowing he was in good hands and having the time of his life.
When I picked him up, he had a bandana with his name embroidered-- which was the cutest idea. It went so smoothly, and he was bathed and ready to go home.
I cannot give enough thanks to these amazing people. I will 10/10 be using them again and I highly recommend!
Blu had the best time! We loved getting pics of him while we were gone. Anne & John were wonderful with our extra playful pup. Communication was quick & easy. Anne even made a sweet personalized bandana for our big boy! Definitely recommend!!!
This was Freyja's 2nd stay at Anne and John's. I'm even more in awe of their care and ability to work with Freyja than I was the 1st time. Freya is very reserved and they took her on an outing and have her doing things we couldn't get her to do. They are great hosts with lots of communication & pics. This is dog paradise!
Wow! Can you not give 6 stars? John and Anne were excellent hosts. You could tell that they really love dogs. They have a great backyard for the dogs to play. They sent photos throughout our vacation and they even gave her a bath before I picked her up! I would definitely recommend John and Anne to anybody.
Our German Shepard Freyja stayed with Anne & John over the weekend. This was our 1st experience with Dogvacay and we booked with the best hosts imaginable: Anne & John!

Freyja is skittish and extremely shy and she took to both of them and their dogs right away. She even came home with a bath and new bandana! We all already love Anne & John and we are so happy not to be using kennel type boarding places. Since 5 is the highest rating I had to do 5 - I would have given them 10!
This is the first time we've ever left our dog with anyone and so we were nervous! Our dog LOVED her sitters! John and Anne were awesome! Hartley, our pup, was well exercised and well loved! We plan on reserving another dog vacay with John and Anne in the near future!

My husband and I were really nervous about this online daycare setup for our Bobby. This was our first time putting Bobby up for "vacay" with someone from dogvacay.com. We were nervous at first b/c of the unknown. And we must say that the experience with Anne and John was beyond amazing and our nerves are now put to rest. They were flexible, accommodating, and showed that they truly love dogs.

They updated us daily with pictures and videos of Bobby and his vacay stay at their home. Bobby is usually timid in new places, with new people, and new dogs. They allowed us to meet and greet before drop off and gave us a tour of the house and where Bobby would be sleeping and playing. We, including Bobby, felt Anne and John's home was a resort and spa for our furry child. We knew he was in good hands and in a good place. Hailey and Tarfu also made Bobby feel at home. Bobby seemed to take a liking to Hailey. ;-)

During our time away, again, they updated us daily on Bobby and how he was doing. They truly treated him like one of their own. He was definitely spoiled during his time with Anne and John, and I will almost say that he had a better vacation than we did.

We can not state how awesome Anne and John were and how much Bobby looked happy when we went to pick him up. He seemed like he didn't want to leave. Anne and John will be hearing more from us as long as they will have Bobby again. Thank you both for taking care of Bobby and loving him during his stay.
Anne and John went above and beyond my expectations. Dodger was treated like part of the family, got plenty of exercise and had a great time bonding with the other dogs. They are definitely my first choice next time. No more kennels for Dodger!
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