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Stephanie M.

15 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Stephanie's House

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

About Stephanie

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have been a DogVacay host since January 2016 and love meeting new dog guests! I just moved from Vandalia, OH (Dayton area) to Cincinnati, in the historic Sayler Park area, and am now a ferry ride away from the CVG airport - very convenient for drop off's and pick up's when heading away for business or pleasure. Although my yellow lab passed away in September 2015, I am not yet ready to have a dog of my own full-time, so I am enjoying taking care of my guests' babies while they are away. I am a huge dog lover and was a dog owner for 25 years (and only having 3 dogs during that period). I always had a hard time boarding my pups at a kennel or a vet, because my dogs preferred the company of their humans and emotionally did much better being in a home environment. My love for dogs even included attending the 2015 Westminster Dog Show and driving last summer from Ohio to Colorado and back to rescue a special needs Great Dane/lab mix.

I have the perfect home/work life to benefit a dog's needs, since I work from home and control my schedule when I need to be away from my home office. I have a fully fenced, medium-sized backyard with a 4-foot high, locking privacy fence. I do have a two-story home with wood floors in the common areas (with carpet in the bedrooms) and concrete in the basement, in case your fur-baby has aversion to stairs or smooth floors. I have a brand new "baby" gate, which will help to keep a dog on the same level of the house as I am, but only if needed. Otherwise, dogs are allowed free reign of the house. I am very familiar with giving oral medications, handling special diets, administering eye drops, taking long walks, taking short walks, helping dogs with vision impairments and arthritis/joint issues. All in all, I will make sure your pup has a safe and loving second home while you are away. Dog owners will need to provide their own food/treats, leashes and/or harnesses, vests/clothing/thunder shirts (if used), beds and/or crates (only per the owner's preferences: if they prefer to crate their pet at night or when the pet owner is out of the house). I do have a SMALL crate for transport purposes or for crating when running errands, but for small dogs only. Dogs should be housebroken and up to date on all immunizations and licenses.

If you are new to DogVacay, I always recommend guests to do three easy steps to ensure everything flows easily:
First, I recommend that guests check out the host's availability on their calendar to make sure the dates for which you need care are available with your preferred host. The next step would be to schedule a Meet & Greet so that you can determine that your host and their home are the right fit for you and your pets.
Lastly, I recommend that you make a reservation request for your dates of care, which you can cancel before your stay, just to ensure you don't lose the dates you were hoping for to someone else who made a booking before you. It has happened and it can be frustrating as a pet owner; and the last thing I want is to disappoint someone and their pets!

Thank you very much for considering us and we look forward to hearing from you! And if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Stephanie M.

15 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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


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.
Web Training Complete
This sitter has completed an online presentation meant to provide an overview of sitting responsibilities.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephanie's Home
$25 /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
Daycare At Stephanie's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
15 Reviews
Stephanie was awesome. Her home was clean and very ready to accept dogs. She was thorough and loving to my puppy Taya. Taya had a lot of fun and came home exhausted from playing and going on plenty of walks. We will use Stephanie again.
Stephanie was so kind with my older dog. She was patient and attentive. I would recommend her highly.
Stephanie is so awesome! I can't imagine there is someone better suited to watch my girls. I knew from the meet and greet she would do an excellent job. You could tell my girls were her #1 priority from the moment we met her. She goes above and beyond to take care of your fur babies. She texted pictures daily and gave me updates. I never once worried about them and was able to enjoy my vacation. I would highly recommend her to anyone and will take my girls to her in the future.
Stephanie is so welcoming. the dogs took to her right away and felt very comfortable in her home.
they are staying with her for 10 days while we are on a cruise. I have no doubt that they will be well taken care of.
thank you, Stephanie for giving me that piece of mind so I can enjoy myself knowing that my babies are been cared for and having fun as well!!!
Even though she is moving to the cinci area, I will still take the dogs to her when I go away.
Moose had an excellent stay with Stephanie. She was very attentive, and sent us messages everyday on how he was doing. Stephanie is obviously a dog lover and it shows. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing that our baby dog was happy and safe in Stephanie's hands and we would definitely use her again.
For the past thirty-two years our poodles have had a variety of care givers, but this experience was by far the best! From beginning to end it was an awesome experience! At the meet and greet, Stephanie showed us her fenced in yard and dog steps to her bed. Stephanie's regular photos and emails showed us a dog obviously enjoying her time away from her people! At the end of our vacation, we traveled to her house, a brief ten minutes from the airport. Stephanie shared wonderful details about their time together. Stephanie's voice, manner, and demeanor are perfect for our small poodle. In the future my husband and I have agreed, we will plan our vacations based on Stephanie's calendar.
Stephanie is a wonderful hostess! She is our first choice anytime we need someone to watch our two special pups. She treats her visiting pups as if they are her own. Lounging in the backyard, running errands, or going to the dog park. No worries, they will be taken care of.
Stephanie was wonderful, she took excellent care of our dogs, She accompanied her home for us and our dogs. We got pictures on our trip of the different activities her and the dogs were doing that week. We will definitely be using her services again. Thanks Again for everything.
I used Stephanie for the first time and could not be more impressed! She took such great care of my little dog Tilly and helped Tilly feel right at home. I so appreciated her texts with pictures and updates. I have already booked another vacay with her and will definitely continue to have Tilly stay at "Camp Stephanie's" in the future!
As always, Stephanie was a wonderful hostess for our two pups. She took great care of them while we traveled, and sent us photo updates throughout the trip so we never felt too disconnected. Thanks Stephanie!
Excellent place for dogs. Stephanie was good with communication and questions and took excellent care of our Dachshund!!! Highly recommended
Stephanie was good with my dogs. Max loves to be outside and she has a nice yard for him to run around in.
Stephanie was an amazing host who cared for our two lab mixes as if they were her own. Walks, snuggles, treats and playtime. Stephaine provided pictures and updates throughout the visit to keep us informed on how our pups were doing. We definitely recommend Stephanie as a dog lover who will care for your pet almost as well as you do.
If your dog(s) stay with Stephanie, you will be worry free while you're away. Any of us on DogVacay are looking for that right match between our dogs and someone they will stay with - and give us, the owners, peace of mind while gone. Stephanie's personality and ability to work from home as well as a beautiful fenced in yard worked very well for our dog, a 12-year German Short-Haired Pointer.

First, the "Meet and Greet" was easy to set up and she was flexible whether day or evening meeting.

Second, she is flexible with drop off/pick up times due to her own schedule. As she lives right near the airport, we were able to drop off our beloved dog early in the morning before our flight, and pick him up around 10 at night. Additionally, due to the early morning drop off, rather than going over things in those wee hours, we met one more time earlier in the week to go over the DogVacay info and our own additional information that would be helpful to her and our dog, Gunther.

Third, as we were out of the country and would not be buying internet time or international phone service, she introduced us to a free app to use so we could see pictures of our beloved dog and updates whenever we could get free wifi. I cannot tell you how much more we enjoyed our vacation getting the updates and photos when we could to see how happy our Gunther was with Stephanie while we were away.

So, we highly recommend Stephanie! And we know Gunther would enjoy returning to "Camp Stephanie", too!
Stephanie was terrific! She sent pictures and updates on my dog's activities and wrote up a summary of his stay. She took the time to get to him and his idiosyncrasies. I would definitely book again!
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