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Holly G.

46 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.5 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, Boxer, Greyhound, Cane Corso

Holly's Resident Pets

Ernie
Labrador Retriever
Male
9 yr 2 mo old
Humphrey
Yorkshire Terrier
Male
3 yr 7 mo old
Ralph
Mixed
Male
3 yr 6 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Holly's Apartment

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Small Yard
100% fenced
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Holly

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Ground level, cozy condo in NE DC with a back deck and small yard welcomes most breeds, most sizes, and all ages. Dogs are allowed full access to all parts of the home and are even allowed on the furniture (if you permit it). The neighborhood is filled with children so I prefer dogs that are friendly and unafraid of children. There are lots of toys and bones readily available in the house, but feel free to bring your pet's favorite. I also accommodate beds and crates if your dog prefers.

Dogs will enjoy at least two walks per day in the morning and evening and as much time in the yard as they want weather permitting. I work at home full-time so can also provide mid-day walks and daytime boarding. They will receive constant human company, gobs of affection, and much playtime. Days could also include trips to the dog park, Kingman Island, Battery Kemble Park, or the National Arboretum, some of my dogs' favorite spots.

I have been a foster for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue for the last 6 years. I have fostered and adopted out dozens of dogs and participated in the rescue and rehoming of several others. I have also been petsitting for friends and family for as long.

This home houses one nurturing and loving human pack leader, a 100-lb slobbery dog, a small playful Yorkie, and a blind and very tolerant CAT.

The oldest and largest dog Ernie is a big lover of all humans, but can be choosy with the dogs he loves. Though I have never had any issues with him and any of my fosters, I do know that he can feel threatened by dogs that are larger than him as well as unaltered male dogs.

The Yorkie is a recent acquisition. I had every intent to adopt him out, but that endeavor failed when he captured my heart with his goofiness. He's 2 years old and loves to play. To date, he's never met a dog he doesn't like.

Because this is Ernie's home and I want to be sure that everyone is comfortable with a Vacay, for most clients I require a 20 minute meet and greet at least a week prior to the stay. This will allow the dogs to get to know each other and for us to see how they interact.

I understand that occasionally people need to book last minute and I will do my best to accommodate last minute bookings. Additionally, if you would like to make a reservation, but my calendar will not let you, please reach out to me to see if an arrangement can be made. If I'm not traveling, I will often take more dogs than the limit I set on here. This is it also the case around the holidays when demand is higher.

Please note: I do NOT accept un-neutered or un-spayed dogs except for puppies under 6 months.

Finally, I have a car for transport and Atlas Vet is only a few blocks away. I have also used Friendship Animal Hospital for emergencies in the past.

Ernie, Humphrey, Ralph and I look forward to meeting you and your pup(s)!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Leash Pulling

Holly G.

46 Reviews
28 Repeat Guests
$38/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Requires Meet-n-Greet to book
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 1.5 hrs
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 15, 2017

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Holly's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
Daycare At Holly's Home
$28 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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46 Reviews
Holly is the best! She sends photos of our pup having a wonderful time which brightens our time away. Our pup always returns happy and tired - and this time her coat looked shiny and beautiful from all of the healthy snacking she did with Holly. We will return time and again, Holly is truly our favorite!
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Holly was awesome - she had no trouble with my high-energy dog, sent us tons of pictures through the weekend, and returned a happy and exhausted dog! I'll definitely look for holly next time we go out of town.
Just a great place.
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