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Linda W.

43 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • 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 - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog, Rottweiler, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Linda's House

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home

About Linda

35 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
John and I are a retired professional couple living in northwest Boulder. We've been dog owners for over 30 years. We recently lost our 10-year-old golden retriever Baxter to bone cancer. We miss him! Most days we walked him in nearby open space. We'd be happy to have your dog join us now.

We offer both overnight boarding and daycare.
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Linda W.

43 Reviews
39 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Linda's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Linda's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
43 Reviews
Linda and John always welcome my dog with warmth and affection. I feel she is truly part of the family and their home is such a great alternative to the dog boarding facilities.
There is no better feeling than knowing your dog is happy and settled when you head out of town for a holiday or vacation. That is the feeling I get when I leave our dog at Linda's home. She's in great hands there, and she has a lot of fun there too! Thank you!
Linda and John were dream hosts for Mikey!
I entrusted Mikey into care of few other families before and they all were very good to him.
Linda and John were exceptional!
From the moment we started to communicate, during our meet & greet and while Mikey was with them, I just knew they were caring, responsible and loving. Mikey is spoiled with attention and care. I knew Linda and John would be able to provide that for Mikey. We kept in touch during my travel with messages and pictures. I am relieved having met them and already planning future travel (first checking their availability), knowing that I have a trusted and loving home where Mikey can stay and enjoy.
Linda is very professional, calm, conscientious and kind. She has a nice backyard. My dog was totally relaxed when she got home, which is rare for a Jack Russell terrier! I would highly recommend Linda!
PERFECT sitters! Location: A+! Hosts: A+! Care and attention to pet: A+!!! Will definitely seek them out again when I am in town!
Linda and John were fabulous hosts for our dog Timber. I really appreciated how thorough they were at their meet-and-greet - it showed how conscientious they are; they obviously care about making a good match with the dogs they care for. They had relaxed demeanors and made Timber feel comfortable right away. Even when an unexpected behavior issue popped up, Linda and John took it all in stride and were great about communicating with me. Their home is comfortable, provides a nice outdoor area and plenty of options for nap time. We were confident leaving Timber in their care and would happily return for another visit!
Buster stayed with Linda and John for 2 and half weeks while we where traveling. He obviously enjoyed himself -- they made him feel at home. We will definitely use Linda and John's service again.
Leaving our pup with Linda and John was so convenient and easy. They made every step of the process flow smoothly. We always know when the dog has a good time, he sleeps for a day and a half after the visit. This time was no different!
What a wonderful weekend for our SuzyQ! She got lots of love, attention and walks and we got photos of all the fun. We will book again!
I am so glad that I chose Linda to watch my dog Lexi. I was nervous because Lexi is 12 years old and I have never left her with someone that wasn't family. But after my initial meeting with Linda, I knew she would be in good hands.

I left for a week and I returned to a happy and relaxed dog. They gave her tons of attention and walks and even sent me pictures of her throughout the week to let me know how great she was doing.

This experience was great and I will definitely ask Linda to take care of Lexi in the future. Its a huge relief to know that your pup is taken care of when you are gone.
My dog is a 12 yr old lab, with some health needs like medications and a fussy diet. He is also my baby, so I'm pretty picky about who can care for him in my absence. Linda and her husband take marvelous care of Wallace. They attend to his physical needs, but being a lab he is pretty needy and they take the time to give him the attention he wants. When I arrive to take Wallace home, he is happy and behaving just like when I left him. I feel very lucky to have found Linda.
Linda is great with our elder dog and tolerant of little mishaps. Highly recommended!
Linda took such good care of our dog while we were on vacation. I could not have asked for anything more. She was in tune with what would work best for our dog and kept me up to date on things while we were gone. She gave her plenty of exercise and attention which is what our dog needs. Our dog was happy and obviously very well cared for when we picked her up. Linda is responsible, organized, and easy to communicate with. I can't recommend Linda and John more highly.
Dill had a blast with Linda and John. Loved the photo updates and would definitely recommend!
Our dog is a rescue dog who still has separation anxiety and we were worried about leaving him in an unfamiliar place for a week, but our fears were quickly allayed by Linda and John's understanding of how to earn a dog's trust. Tsuki was reluctant to enter their house at our Meet and Greet so Linda suggested we go around outside to the patio and she also offered a second short meeting for more familiarity. When we came back for the second meeting, Tsuki was excited to walk in the door where he'd been treated so well and when we actually left for our trip, he seemed quite at home and not worried to see us go. He clearly loved John by the time we got home and had had an exciting week of walks, swims and other doggie company. We can't recommend Linda and John enough!
Very attentive to my dog's needs. Nice, quiet backyard space and lovely home. We'll be back!
Scout and Bode had a great time at Linda and John's house! We got a nice little picture of them looking very happy. :)
When we picked them up, they were very relaxed -- like they got a weekend full of pets and hugs.
We'd definitely contact Linda and John again for a dog vacay -- their house is lovely and the backyard is heaven for dogs. They have great walking paths nearby too.
Thanks Linda and John for taking such wonderful care of Scout and Bode!
We've left our pup with Linda several times now and its been a great experience every time. We feel very safe leaving our pup with them and know he's getting the walks and attention that he needs. Linda was also very accommodating when we asked her to be flexible when we were expecting our child. Great place to leave your pup!
My dog did quite well with Linda. I received photos of her being walked, and she even wanted to return when we passed by her house, yesterday. A great experience for Sophie, and great time away for my wife and I.
I felt very confident and relaxed leaving my two dogs with Linda and John. They were very detailed at the meet and greet and asked specific questions about the dogs' needs, temperaments and habits. They invited me into their home and we observed the dogs both inside and outside. They were generous with their time. They took notes while we met, and their home and backyard were secure and inviting. While I was gone they sent me cute photos of the dogs out on walks, napping, etc. I knew the dogs enjoyed their stay with Linda and John because they were only "sort of" happy to see me when I picked them up. When we have had bad house sitting or dog sitting experiences in the past we can always tell because the dogs act frantic and nervous upon our return and take a few days to get back to normal. Not the case with their staycation with Linda and John. They were relaxed when they saw me and came home and went right to sleep. It was a great experience and Linda was particularly flexible with my very late drop off and pick up times! Thank you!
Diesel LOVES his Home away from Home and socializing with new dog friends....
What patience and gentleness both Linda and her husband have. We're very grateful for the care they provided once again to our elderly dog, Gia!
I feel so confident leaving Tiger with Linda while we're out of town! We get frequent pictures of him taking walks or snuggling on the couch. And Linda is so fast to respond to any questions or inquiries about how Tiger is doing. Linda will be our first go-to anytime Tiger needs a place to stay.
Linda and her husband were wonderful with our dog Gia. She gave regular updates as requested. Our dog is usually a bit nervous when we're away, but she settled into her new environment with the TLC that Linda provided! Thanks so much!
My dog pulls on the leash to get to the front door when we go to Linda's. That's the most sincere recommendation I could give. Linda and John are mature and caring. I feel completely confident leaving my dog with them.
Linda was incredibly welcoming to Coda and it definitely reflected in his behavior. He got to spend lots of time both indoors and outdoors, and go for walks daily. Linda kept Coda's daily feeding schedule and had lots of toys for him to play with. I can say 100% that Coda did not miss us much during his stay. I am sure if he could, he would rate his stay an 11/10.

-Ryan R.
They were fantastic. Highly recommended. She was about and about all weekend it seemed and worn out when I got her back. Can't ask for more than that!
The best dog sitter on the planet. Thank you!
Linda was very accomodating and helpful! We had a last minute need and she communicated well and was very kind.
Linda and John were wonderful. They were responsible, caring and knowledgeable dog people. My dog, who can be very shy, was totally comfortable there. Would definitely leave my girl with them again. Anne and Molly
I have had two wonderful experiences with Linda. Her home is very dog friendly and she is excellent with communication both in the planning the vacay and while watching my pup. My girl older and is a bit timid in new places but seems to be very happy with Baxter in Linda's home. :) I will continue to take my pup to Linda as a Dog Vacay sitter!
We're very happy indeed with the care our little dog received at Linda's!
Linda was very communicative throughout the duration of my girl's stay. I received pictures and updates as to how she was acclimating to a new home. My girl also seemed to get along very well with their golden retriever, baxter. What a sweet dog. She seemed very happy when i picked her up.
Again, a wonderful time at Linda W.'s for Kona!
We couldn't have asked for a more caring environment for Gus.
Kona was very well cared for and loved at Linda's. And we received great photos of him at their place. We will definitely have Kona stay at Linda's again. Thanks Linda!
Linda was great with Lula! My Bichon is shy, and she seemed comfortable staying with her. Linda also sent regular photo's of Lula, which help put me at ease.
Linda and John were great, as usual! Such gracious hosts, especially with all of this rain!!
I met Linda and John through a meet & greet and really felt secure leaving my dog with them soon after. They are very caring people and they were careful to make sure they fully understood all of my dog's needs before I dropped her off for daycare. My dog Pogo got along with their dog Baxter, who is a very sweet dog. They sent Photos throughout the day and took Pogo out for a walk with their dog. All in all, this was a comfortable experience for me and a good time for my dog. Pogo will definitely be going back. I highly recommend Linda and John, and their home!
Linda and John, as well as their Golden Retriever Baxter, were extremely gracious in welcoming Sugar Bear into their home! This was my first experience using DogVacay and it was a wonderful one. I picked up my dog yesterday and she seemed extremely happy and at ease in their home, and was exhausted last night and crashed in her crate even before I went to bed; I take that as a great sign!! I will definitely use Linda again!
Rocky had a great time! Great hosts.
Linda did a great job taking care of Shanti! We would highly recommended her.
Cody seemed very happy when I picked him up.
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