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Lesley S.

39 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Lesley's Resident Pets

Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Lesley's Apartment

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Lesley

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Since they can't travel with you, give them a vacation too!
I have a PRIVATE, FENCED IN, OUTDOOR SPACE for your dog to enjoy! The pups love this space to play or sit and sun bathe in the fresh air!

My compassion and caring is infinite for animals in general! (I have one cat and one dog.) I have years of experience pet sitting and have been a dog owner my whole life. I will gladly take your pup for long walks and to the local dog parks during his/her stay.

Your comfort and confidence in my care for your dog is most important to me, therefore, I will keep you updated on your pup's activities daily through photos/videos/narratives of your dog's activities during their stay.

Please contact me with any questions. If you are a previous client, your previous boarding rate will be maintained!

Thank you for your interest :) I look forward to meeting you and your pup(s)!


*I offer holiday rates!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Lesley S.

39 Reviews
13 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated October 31, 2016


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.
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Lesley's Home
$75 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$40 /visit
  • Willing to travel 1 mile
$25 /bath
$35 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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39 Reviews
Olivia had a great time with Lesley this past week! Lesley was super accommodating in terms of scheduling and very thorough during the meet and greet that I had no hesitations about leaving Olivia in her care. I loved getting all the photos during my trip as well. When walking around the neighborhood after leaving Olivia gets excited walking by Lesley's every time which is fantastic, she can't wait to go back
We reached out to Lesley for a last minute weekend booking, and she was very accommodating and super friendly. I felt at ease leaving Twinkie with Lesley and her little furbaby Cooper, and I would not hesitate to do it again. Very happy to have found such an amazing sitter!
We had a wonderful experience giving our dog a staycation with Lesley. Leaving him for a few days was made so much easier knowing that he was with such a kind and dog-loving sitter. We know he must have had a great time while he was there because he was exhausted when he got home!

I can't overstate how easy Lesley was to work with and how accommodating she was with our schedule. Would 100% book with her again.
Lesley is a wonderful Petsitter and Hudson loves her adorable dog Conner
Once again Lesley was amazing . Lesley took great care of my puppy zoe ( again ) Lesley sent me many photos of zoe playing in Lesley's outdoor space and hanging out! I lived receiving the photos every day !!! Lesley was also very gracious to me when I showed up late to pick up zoe ! Lesley is my go to . I always feel safe with zoe in her care ! Thanks again !!!
Once again, Leslie was a fantastic host! Would definitely recommend her :)
Lesley is a life-saver! She's always available even when I am in a last minute pinch. She is also incredibly flexible when it comes to drop-off and pick-up times (sometimes my flights are really early). I know Duke is looking forward to his next stay!
Once again Zoe had a fantastic time at Lesley's !!! I always feel safe leaving her there when I go away on business trips !! Thanks again ! Beth and Zoe
Duke loves staying with Lesley! It's so nice not having to worry about how he's doing while I'm out of town on business. She always sends frequent photo updates of everything the little guy is up to. She is also extremely flexible to my crazy schedule. Can't recommend her enough! :)
Lesley was excellent. Juju can take a bit to warm up to strangers but they got on so well. Highly recommend! Tim.
lesley was great with raf and updated me daily with photos and texts. great apt for pets as well. highly recommend!
This was Busters second time with Lesley, but this time for a whole week! I honestly didn't worry about him once and Lesley was extremely quick to answer my texts and give me updates! Lesley also helped with Busters difficult potty schedule. I know he can't wait to go back!!
Lesley was great and my overall experience was 5 stars and could not have asked for better on the owner end and on the dog end, Coco seemed to enjoy herselft and seemed extremely comfortable. Many Thanks Lesley
Lesley is a life saver! I found out last minute that I had to make an overnight trip for work. On top of that, I just moved into town and was having no luck finding a host. But Lesley was happily available and provided a great vacay for Duke. She provided plenty of photo updates and I can tell he had a great time hanging with Cooper & Dexter. I will definitely try to book with Lesley again (:
Lesley is my go-to petsitter! She's so kind and caring with Hudson and the pictures throughout the evening remind me what a great time he is having
2nd time visiting with Lesley-Lesley is amazing and Hudson always has such a wonderful time running around and playing in the back yard!
Lesley was amazing and sent pics of Hudson through the night. Hudson had a blast playing and we will definately use Lesley again soon!
This was my (and Charlie's!) first experience with DogVacay, and it couldn't have gone better! Lesley was extremely accommodating and took the time to meet Charlie before the vacay to take note of her daily routine, likes/dislikes, etc.

While I was away, Lesley was very responsive to any questions I had, and made sure to update me more than twice a day with notes and pictures, so I knew Charlie was having a fab time :)

I would definitely recommend Lesley 100%, and I know Charlie hopes to see her again soon!
Buster had such a great time at Lesley's apartment! He really enjoyed the outdoor space too! Lesley kept me updated about how Buster was doing and was very prompt with any questions I had. I feel extremely confident to leave Buster with Lesley again and I know he can't wait to go back!!!
I always use Lesley for my doggy vacas! Lesley is the best . Lesley sends a lot of pictures and updates and I never ever worry about my 10 month old puppy Zoe . In fact I don't think Zoe ever wants to come home!!! Zoe has bonded with Lesley , her dog cooper and even the cat Dexter!!!
This visit I left for 7 days which is pretty long for me . I never felt worried the whole time . I knew she was in safe hands . Thanks Lesley . I!!!
Lesley was great to my dog Potter. She was very responsive and sent multiple photo updates throughout the day. She made sure that he had constant supervision and attention. I am very pleased with my experience and will definitely consider her for Potter's next vacation.
My girl stayed with Lesley& her cutest little dog Cooper& her cat. She was very thorough in writing down everything there was to know about my dog and followed all the instruction. My dog is really picky& makes meal time very difficult. Lesley was very understanding & was able to make her eat well, also gave all her meds Haley needed. Her back patio area was really nice and both her dog& cat were very friendly. She kept me updated with frequent photos& text msgs and always got back to me quickly. It's really not easy to find someone I can trust my dog with..I had declined 4 people before finding her! I'm happy with Lesley's care and I would totally recommend her!
Once again Lesley did a great job with my pup Zoe. Zoe loves going to Lesley's . I always feel secure Zoe is in great hands . Lesley also sends many pictures ( which I really love receiving)
Lesley is my first call when I need a sitter! She is great! Thank you!
I feel lucky to have found Lesley! She was very professional and sweet when we arrived, and sent me lots of photos while we were away. My pup is pooped after lots of play time with the other dogs and I will definitely look to her when I need a pet sitter in the future!
Lesley was a such a pleasure to deal with & my pup Oliver had such an amazing little doggie vacation!
I was so happy to be able to leave him in such good hands.... Oliver loved Lesley immediately & we all know that dogs are such a good judge of character! He was happy & excited to have made a new friend & I could tell he wouldn't miss me too much while i was gone!

Lesley also has the perfect set-up for pets in New York... she lives on a beautiful street in West Village which is the perfect location for dogs in the city & she even has a delightful back garden with lovely plants & trees so your dog has plenty of room to run about, get some fresh air & play outside.

Oliver definitely had a great time, he was very happy when i picked him up, he really enjoyed his stay & loved playing with her little dog Cooper. I would highly recommend Lesley... your dog won't get a better vacation or the attention & care that she provides anywhere else :-)
Once again, Kuma LOVED staying with Lesley. In fact, he loved it so much - he didn't want to leave. Thanks so much for taking great care of my little boy.
Lesley was an amazing host and I look forward to Kuma staying with her again. She sent photos each day and I could tell Kuma was getting the love, attention and exercise that makes him a very happy pup! The real test for me was seeing if Kuma would "pull" to go back to her place since we live in the same neighborhood. Just yesterday on a regular walk, he pulled really hard to go back to her apartment as we walked past - a sure sign he had a BLAST with Lesley. Thanks again for taking such great care of our little boy.
Lesley was an awesome host. I know my dog had a great time with her and was thoroughly tired out when she got home so that's good. She also sent lots of picture updates so that was good. Thanks Lesley!
Jameson is a 7-month-old Italian Greyhound. He stayed with Lesley fairly last minute and it was a GREAT experience. She sent us frequent updates of Jameson - they went on walks, played at home with her cat and dog, and had lots of fun romping around Lesley's spacious yard. Off-leash space in NYC? That's a win! We will absolutely be using Lesley again in the future. She didn't even seem upset that Jameson had a little accident in her house (he's not very reliable with the potty training). Would definitely recommend Lesley to anybody.
Great! As Always!
Despite being raised in Canada, Wiggum is a NYC pup through and through: loyal and tolerant, a bit bossy and demanding, neurotic but loveable. Lesley was perfect for him. She eased his nervousness about being left somewhere unfamiliar with endless pats and attention and by the last day of his daycare visits, he was pulling to her door! Highly recommended for your fussy pup. :)
Lesley was amazing . Lesley took my puppy Zoe at total last minute ( I had an emergency ) and was great to Zoe every day. Lesley sent me many many photos and updates during Zoe 'a stay . This was the first time I had left Zoe with anybody and I was a nervous wreck . I knew when I met Lesley that she was a lovely person and would take the best of care for my pup .
My puppy is 6 months old and very feisty and active .Lesley took her to the dog park every day to expend energy and played with her a ton . Zoe got along great with Lesley's dog cooper ( adorable) and cat dexter ! I honestly don't think my puppy wanted to come home with me . Zoe def misses cooper and will definitely see her buddy again .
I highly recommend Lesley as a sitter and will def be a new client !! Thanks so much!
Lesley was great! I had no worries when dropping off my dog Abigail with her for the weekend. I'm actually hesitant to make too flattering of a post because I do not want everyone else to start using her and filling up her schedule!

During our initial meet and greet had a young puppy there that she was watching and you could tell that she understood how to work with differing types/ages of dogs.

She sent over plenty of pictures during the stay and kept me updated with anything important that was going on.

Lesley was also very accompodating to my schedule as I had to drop of Abigail early in the morning in order to make my flight.

All in all the weekend worked out great and I'm already looking to schedule another weekend for her to watch my pup.
Lesley is a wonderful host and a very warm and caring person. She's a great communicator and responded right away to let me know if she could accommodate me.
She took the time to do a thorough meet and greet and listened closely to all the information about my dog's needs. With every update she provided, I felt more and more at ease that my dog was in great hands.
She worked hard to give D'arby all of the walks and exercise he needs -- I know because when we got home he went to sleep immediately!
Dogs will love the treat of getting to lounge in the backyard and Cooper (resident Yorkie) is cute as a button and seems to love dog buddy visitors.
I would definitely recommend Lesley!
Lesley and I met a year ago in the lobby of our apartment building while I was walking my dog, Sunny, a wheaten terrier. It was clear that Lesley loved dogs; she immediately said hello to Sunny and he took to her right away. We continued to run into each other this way, during which time Lesley spoke of her love for animals in general. Lesley has a dog as well, and she was always very conscientious about our two dogs interacting with one another. She told me that she has a small pet sitting business, and offered to take care of Sunny when needed. I accepted, and at first Lesley would drop by and walk Sunny when I was too busy to do so. Sunny is a bit of a nervous dog, so of course I was a little nervous too, but he would always come back looking calm and happy. So the next time I went away, Lesley took care of Sunny for a few days, and she has been dog sitting for me ever since. She and Sunny have a great relationship - he is always so excited to see her, and he seems to get along well with Lesley's dog and cat. On one visit, Sunny was sick and needed to be taken to the vet. Lesley was very communicative with me, reassuring me that things were okay, and ensured that his care was executed according to my wishes. She medicated him as directed until I returned, and everything worked out.

I continue to use Lesley as my pet sitter now that she is on dogvacay, and I would absolutely recommend her as a dog sitter for the above reasons. She truly seems to love dogs, and I feel I know this from Sunny's mood and behavior whenever he has spent time with her.
Lesley was such an amazing and accommodating host!

Her apartment is PERFECT for dogs of all sizes - a fenced in backyard, right in the west village, and two great animal companions. My dog, Nala, loved her dog Cooper and cat Dexter, and I think it's safe to say the feelings were mutual. Actually, this was Nala's first interaction with a cat, and it certainly won't be her last!
Lesley was so warm and loving with Willie. She was beyond considerate and thoughtful concerning Willie's needs. She informed me of his activities and kept me updated with plenty of photos. I am blown away by how caring Lesley is. She took EXCELLENT care of Willie and I highly recommend her.
Lesley is a fantastic dog sitter and her home was incredibly pet friendly. She is very responsive, warm, and sent me plenty of pics and updates on my pup, Riley. She is very attentive to the details of caregiving, as she asked me many questions in advance of Riley's stay to prepare for him! Riley loved sitting on her patio and playing with Cooper, Lesley's dog. Riley didn't want to leave her backyard at the end of the stay! So happy that Riley now has a vacation home here in the city!
Lesley was completely responsible in every way. I will definitely bring Sammy there when I travel. Sammy was 'happily' curled up on the outdoor sofa when I cam to pick her up. Great to be able to relax when you have leave your best friend behind.
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