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Pam and Bruce G.

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99 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
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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, Doberman Pinscher, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Pinscher

Pam and Bruce's Resident Pets

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
8 yr 10 mo old
0 yr 10 mo old

Pam and Bruce's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Pam and Bruce

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
With 45 years of experience in caring for dogs, I am highly qualified to provide the care your pet deserves when you need to be away. You can feel secure knowing that your pet will be contained in a locked, fenced yard. There is also a doggie door to allow your fur baby to go in and out as preferred or needed.

All our fur guest are treated like family, We have plenty of toys, homemade food and treats, and attention to share. Your pet is able to decide when and where to rest, nap, and sleep at our retreat. Our fur kids, along with yours, are welcome to join us on the couch as we watch TV. Similarly, if your do is accustomed to sleeping in your bedroom, they may join us in ours.

We have two fur kids of our own. Punkin, is an nine year old Cavapoo, and Kimmie is a 7 month old Morkie. Punkin rules the roost. She loves to play ball and keep Kimmie in line. Kimmie is still learning and is extremely small for her age. We also foster for United Yorkie Rescue. So we have other fur babies that come and go periodically!

When you need to be away from your fur kid for a day, a weekend or several weeks, let us be your first choice.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Pam and Bruce G.

Online Now!
99 Reviews
42 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Booked
  • Last updated January 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Pam and Bruce's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Pam and Bruce's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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1 Testimonial
Jan 2017
Pam and Bruce have watch my Greyhound, Chase, a couple of times and it has been an EXCELLENT experience! Chase has mild separation anxiety and they did an excellent job of making him feel right at home. They also do a great job of sending photos and updates while they are taking care of your pet, which goes a long way to comforting the owner. I will definitely be using Pam and Bruce in the future to watch Chase! :) Would highly recommend to anyone.
99 Reviews
Pam took very good care of Leo, and he came back a very happy dog. Didn't even act like he missed us.
This was my first time using this service. Pam took good care of my pet. I will definitely use her service again.
They really made our little guy feel right at home. We were very happy with the attention and care that he received! Already planning to use them again.
My pup had a great time!
Pam and Bruce watched two of my dogs over a long weekend. Daily medications and special diet had to be provided. Fenced in backyard was great for them to roam and sniff around. Pam and Bruce were easygoing and personable and I felt very comfortable leaving the dogs in their hands. Thanks for caring for them!
Our Princess loves to go "play" at Pam & Bruce"s Heaven on Earth for Dogs! They go above & beyond to socialize all the guests with each other to create a furry fun & fabulous environment for the dogs to enjoy together. We were nervous about leaving our newly rescued angel for 9 days for our vacation across the country but she came home relaxed and not stressed. She really missed us but was busy playing and socializing with her friends at camp Pam & Bruce. We loved getting pictures of her happy and resting peacefully.
My dog loves it. I enjoy getting the pics! Pam is a great and dog vacay is so convenient.
Winnie had great fun with Pam and Bruce. She is actually a little sad now that she is no longer around a group of playmates! Thanks for taking such great care of our girl.
Pam is an excellent dog sitter. This was my first time using her services and would recommend her to anyone. I will be calling her for Chloe's next stay.
Our dog is 75 lb hound mix and he loved his stay! Pam and Bruce are very flexible with pick up and drop off. Sawyer loved all the extra treats and love they gave him. I loved getting texts from Pam with pictures of him having fun or resting after playing with their own dogs. We will definitely us them again and again.
My dogs absolutely loved their time with Pam & Bruce and I felt very safe knowing that they were being well taken care of! Pam was very sensitive to Hope's needs as a blind dog and made sure that her stay was stress free, even though she would have to adjust to a new environment! The dogs also LOVED the homemade food that she gave them. We will definitely be coming back whenever they need a vacation again.
Pam and Bruce were awesome! They took great care of our little girl. I really appreciated the daily picture and could see that she was relaxed and felt right at home.
Pam and Bruce took great care of our girls. They sent several pics of the dogs to us during their stay. Our girls came back happier than they ever have from a kennel. Clearly, they enjoyed their stay and were very well cared for. Absolutely no complaints.
Pam and Bruce were very friendly and did a great job taking care of our two dogs. Our dogs were happy and healthy when we got home. We will definitely use them again for our next trip. Thanks, Pam and Bruce!
Chase (my 7 year old Greyhound) enjoyed his second stay with Pam and Bruce! We had a great experience the first time and just as great the second. Would highly recommend Pam and Bruce!! They are excellent about sending updates and pictures while you are on vacation :)
Pam was so great to work with. Our lab puppy, Sammy did great with her and felt very comfortable in her home during her daycare day, I don't think she wanted to leave! Pam was great at letting me bring Sammy's kennel and other things that would help her feel like home. Pam was quick to respond to messages and was flexible which I appreciated. Pam doesn't walk the dogs since she has a great fenced yard, so Sammy had an unexpected burst of energy, but Pam handled it great and seemed very understanding and loving of our Sammy!
Wonderful experience and will definitely use Pam and Bruce again.
Pam and Bruce took our boxer boy in for the day while we attended the Indy 500. I had never used DogVacay before, nor had I ever had Jax babysat with someone I did not know. I immediately felt comfortable and Jax had a nice time playing in the yard, using a doggie door, and snuggling on the sofa. Highly recommend! Thank you so much!
Pam and Bruce are the best! I've used them for almost 3 years at least once a month, usually more ever since I rescued my little Yorkie. They are so very kind and take excellent care of him. He's so happy to see them and blends right in with their family. I live in Hamilton County and they are located on the east side of Marion County. Its a 30 minute drive to get there, but its not a big deal. I'd rather drive longer to ensure that my little Toby gets the best care and is loved. Don't take distance into account when choosing someone to care for your best friend. I didn't and we are go glad we didn't consider 30 minutes too long for care for my best friend!
Daisy seemed to have a great time while she there! She came home nice and tired!! Thanks for taking such good care of her while we were away!
Very nice and accommodating, its like leaving your pet to a family member , someone you can trust and giving you a peace of mind while you are away. Its really a vacation for my dog . Thank you Pam and Bruce, you guys are awesome!
This was the first time I left Joey with someone other than family. Joey met Pam & Bruce a few days before his stay and I knew he would be safe and happy staying with them. Pam was fine with giving my dog his medications and sent me updates to let me know Joey was doing well. Their house was easy to get to and Pam & Bruce were flexible with drop off / pick up times. I recommend them and will leave my dog with them again. Thanks!
Toby's stay with Pam and Bruce was terrific as usual. They are dog lovers and really love and take wonderful care of Toby. He was a rescue and had been in 3 homes before I adopted him as a one year old. He does not like to be separated from me. But, Pam and Bruce's home are his safe place and he loves them
Pam does and exceptional job every time, but this time she went above and beyond at a moments notice. I had some work conflicts and was able to make arrangements for Pam to pick up my little guy while at work. Then she worked with me enough to pick me up from the airport. With Pam and Bruce you don't just get a pet sitter, you get a friend. They are family to me. I could not recommend them enough!
Teddy had a blast and I received daily picture updates. Could not ask for anything more!
Pam and Bruce were wonderful as usual!
Turner had another great stay with Pam and Bruce! It was nice to receive a picture update even though he was only with them for the night.
Pam took excellent care of Rudy for us, giving him lots of love and attention. We received many pictures and updates while we were gone, so we knew Rudy was having fun and doing well. It was wonderful not to have to worry about Rudy and enjoy our vacation. We will definitely use Pam again!
My 6 year old Greyhound, Chase, absolutely loved staying with Pam! She was amazing! This was my first time booking with Pam and I will definitely be going back. Chase stayed with her for 9 days and she was excellent about sending photo updates and keeping me informed on how he was doing. Pam is great and I highly recommend her to anyone!! Thanks again, Pam!
Toby is regular with Pam & Bruce. Sometimes its just for a long day; sometime its an overnight. He's there at least once or twice a month. He loves Pam and gets very excited when I pull in her driveway. I know he gets the best care when staying there. Pam is such a caring person and she loves dogs. Even though I miss him when I drop him off, I know that he is loved while he is there and is safe and well cared for. They are the best!
Our dog just does not cut it their home
Pam is wonderful! We are very picky and treat Andy like our child. We feel extremely comfortable leaving him with Pam. He loves it and pulls to go in her home. This is the best indication that he is in a terrific situation. It is quite obvious that she provides a safe loving enviroment.
All went very well for a 7 month old pup. Pam and Bruce had their work cut out for them with this active pup but she came home in fine shape and slept the rest of the evening. Great people and making our next reservation today
Pam and Bruce are more like family now. You couldn't ask for better people in your life!??
Always a repeat customer. No one I would ever trust more with the "center of my world"!
Pam and Bruce were great! You can tell they both really love dogs. We had two weekends where we knew we needed a sitter, and we were able to book both with Pam well in advanced!
Pam and Bruce are WONDERFUL. I trust them 100% to take care of my dog and have used their services many times. I don't trust my dog with anyone else. They are both very warm and welcoming!!! I highly recommend them
Missy comes home happy and in good condition.
Our experience with Pam was absolutely excellent and I would recommend her to anyone. She took Lilly on a last minute notice and took exceptional care of her. Lilly likes lots of attention, and she got it from Pam. I will certainly use her services in the future. Thanks, Pam!
We are brand new to Indy and didn't know anybody here. Pam watched our pups over the weekend and did an amazing job. She sent us a couple updates by text to let us know that things were going well, and when we picked up the boys, we're pretty sure she had given them much-needed baths! It gave us so much peace of mind to know that our pups were in such good hands.
Pam is always awesome!
There were some unprofessional comments made about my dog to another costumer that was shared me after the fact...
I took my dog in for meet and greet and specifically mentioned to Pam that Charlie gets very nervous (never aggressive) when I'm not around...she agreed to take care of him and the stayed paid for by me.
So it's extremely disappointing to hear her tell another costumer about my dog (her words "crazy because he was humping one I her dogs").
Don't recommend
Everything was great as always with Pam.
Great expiernce with Rooney being happy and well cared for.
We had a busy schedule and had to move things around. Pam accomodated our schedule and took great care of Rooney.
Pam was wonderful as always.
Pam was great as usual. I've used her many times over the last year and she treats Toby as one of hers. The last photo she sent me was of Toby sleeping on top of her as she was sitting on the couch. She is his second Mom and he adores her. When we get to her doorstep he barks excitedly in anticipation of seeing her, She is the very best!!
Repeat customer. Pam was wonderful and Teddy had a blast!
Thanks so much Pam!! My doggie is not the most social & is a bit set in her ways and doesn't like to stay in other peoples homes. Pam and her husband made our dog feel welcome and took good care of her. We really appreciated her care.
She is the best...simply put.
Excellent Experience, my dogs love her. She is the only choice when I leave my pups.
Excellent Experience, I am a repeat customer and will always use Pam.
Pam and Bruce are awesome hosts! No worries!!!
Pam and her husband were excellent hosts. We had to book last minute and they fit us in even though it was Christmas Day! From the start when we dropped Butler off, we could tell he was in good hands. We are also happy that he made some good doggy friends too! I also really liked that they gave us daily updates (he stayed with them for about a week) and let us know how he was doing. Looked like he got lots of cuddles and playtime! He slept most of the way home (8 hrs).
Pam and her husband were gracious hosts! We had to book last minute due to our previously scheduled host getting the flu, and they were so kind to fit us in- and it was Christmas Day! From the start I could tell Butler would be in good hands. Their h
Repeat customer. I just love this couple and feel the love they have for my dog as well. I understand that my love able pup kept them up and down all night without me around. Do you know how they handled that? With lots and lots of cuddles! There's no one else I would trust "the center of my universe" with. They are phenomenal Already booked another reservation for the holidays! ????!
Repeat customer in October Amazing as usual!!
Morty has the best time when he goes to stay with Pam. He can hardly wait to get out of the car! Pam is so good about sending pictures so I can see what he is doing. She is the best!
Pam took care of Rooney with her usual good care. He looks comfortable in the pictures she sends enjoys the other dogs.
I had to adjust my drop off time and Pam was very flexible. Rooney gets spoiled each stay. Pam treats him like her own.
Great stay with Pam. Rooney is always happy to visit and Pam is very responsive.
Pam is super!!! Not a worry in the world leaving my babies with her. I would highly recommend her. Thanks Pam for taking such great care of my furry children.
My 7.5 year old dog Camp, has never been boarded, or stayed with anyone other than family, so when I recently moved away, I was worried about what to do with him when I had to travel for work. Well, come to the rescue Pam/DogVacay!!! We had a meet and greet in advance, and I knew instantly that this was going to be a great place for Campy.
He was with Pam for 2 nights, and had a rough start with anxiety, but Pam patiently took care of him and helped him feel more comfortable. I received pictures, updates and conversation that allowed me to feel at ease while I had to be away from my baby. Will DEFINITELY go back!!!! THANKS!!!!!!
Once again I have nothing but praise for Pam and her care for my dog, Simon! He loves going to her home and she treats him exactly like she does her own fur kids. She is definitely the pack leader and I can depend on her to give Simon the very best care! He is never nervous after being with her and her pack for several days. Love her!!!
Pam was great again as usual. When I pulled up Rooney ran straight for the door happy to be there. He went in and was off to play with Pam's 2 dogs. When I picked him up he was exicted to see me but happy to be at Pam's.
Pam is very professional and conscientious. After our Meet and Greet we knew our Golden Retriever would be in loving hands. She texted us updates and pictures of Andy which was extremely thoughtful. Pam is home with the dogs 24/7 which is wonderful since Andy is used to being with people. We, definitely, will use Pam again whenever we need care for Andy.
Pam was very welcoming and my dogs took to her right away. She played ball with my golden doodle and even washed and sewed some holes up in my dogs bed. She sent pics and updates. Thanks Pam
Pam was wonderful. Very responsive to questions. She sent pictures during the stay. My dog came home tired and happy.
Repeat customer! Pam was kind enough to add days to a stay last minute when there was a change to my itinerary. She is fantastic!
Pam was absolutely amazing! I HIGHLY recommend her. She provided daily updates about my little guy, pampered him, was patient through his transition to a new environment, and was so kind to me. Her home was very clean, beautiful, and dog friendly. You can't beat her rates or her service. I will definitely be a return customer. I cannot sing her praises enough!
Pam is the best! My little Simon loves going to her house. He always enjoys playing with Pam's resident furkids, Buddy and Punkin.
Pam and her care of Toby was great as usual. He was just there for the day but was very happy when I picked him up. Pam is so kind and is very loving to the dogs in her care!
Pam is terrific. She's watched Toby 3 or 4 times, from just an overnight to almost a week. I've received a photo and an update each day. She loves him and he's very happy with her. She is very nice, loves dogs, and is super responsible. She's the best!
My dog, Mocha, was not used to be being around dogs and experienced severe separation anxiety. I was nervous about leaving her. Once I dropped her off, she was very defensive and tried to isolate herself. Mocha stressed herself out to the point of needing to go to the vet. Pam/Bruce immediately responded to her symptoms, took her the vet, and nursed her back to good health. Pam and Bruce were very patient and loving with her. When I returned, I could see that Mocha was comfortable and happy. She kissed Pam and Bruce goodbye on the way out. I couldn't have been happier with their hospitality.
Pam is awesome! She is the "dog whisperer!" My husband and I we so worried about taking our dog away from home. She sent us pics immediately after we left our little girl with her. Foxie looked very content and that was such a relief for us. The environment for the furry friends is cared for, comfortable and clean. We look forward to future play dates!
Pamela did a wonderful job taking care of Cooper. I would strongly recommend someone leave their pet with her.
Pam is the best! Our dogs love going to her house, no anxiety! .
Pamala is great! We'll never use anyone else. Highly recommended! Jester's
Pam and her family were great with my dog. Would definately have him stay with her again. Pix sent often to allay any fears I might have had.
Great experience. Our dog was well taken care of and in good spirits when we picked him up (not always the case with traditional kennels). The next time we are in the area, we will definitely work with Pam again. A+
Pam and her care of Toby was above wonderful. Toby is a rescue and I only had him for 3 wks. when I had to leave him for a family emergency. I was very apprehensive but Pam put both of us at ease. she sent photos and updates everyday. She loves dogs and I hope she will be Toby's forever dog sitter/substitute mommy. Toby had a great time and was loved and cuddled.
This was our first time using DogVacay so we were alittle nervous, but we think Pam did a great job! You can tell that she really loves the dogs and does her best to make them feel comfortable. According to information and pictures we received, it sounded like Pam spends alot of time with the dogs. She is at home during the day which provides great interaction for the dogs. We met her husband Bruce during the pick-up and he seems to feel the same way that she does about all the dogs. Nice couple. We'll bring our little girl over again for sure.
Great experience. Very flexible. She took us in last minute. Seems to really care about dogs comfort. Her house is set up to be pet friendly with a spacious fenced in back yard. Received pics throughout the day of pup playing and being cuddled. Her dogs are very laid back and friendly. I know hazel enjoyed herself and was loved while visiting. We will definitely be back.
What a wonderful experience both my dog and I have had with Pam! I wanted to visit my daughter for a month, but I was at a loss as to where I could take my spoiled, unsocialized dog while I was gone. Pam was suggested to me by my friend, who also had a wonderful experience with her, and I couldn't be more pleased with how it turned out!! I looked forward to the texts and pictures I got daily, and I was tickled with how quickly my dog adjusted to life at Pam's. She was tummy up within a few days, and my only fear was that she wouldn't ever want to come home :)
Pam once again was a life saver! Our pups love going to her house, and are comfortable there. She sent us txt msg pics of the dogs to let us know how they were doing. She is the only one we trust with our fur babies when we travel.
Staying at Pam's was a real vacation for Morty! He loved everything...Pam has the house set up so it is very dog-friendly and there is a huge backyard for the dogs. Pam is truly a dog person...I felt very comfortable leaving Morty with her. She sent pictures and messages during the time Morty was there. It was an excellent experience for Morty...plus Pam is just such a nice person, I felt that I made a new friend.
OMG, what can I say?!! As soon as my dogs arrived, Pamela started sending us pictures. She found out what commands they knew (we didn't know), she gave them belly rubs (they found heaven), she took them out so often (twice during the middle of the night!) they had less accidents than usual. Neither of my dogs wanted to leave. I wish we lived closer to Indy (we're in GA) so we could borrow Pamela every week. Noel and Montana had had an exhausting, long, and confusing day before they landed at Pamela's, but that didn't interfere one iota with their total enjoyment and comfort at her house. She knows dogs, what they like, what reassures them, what pleases them, and what they need. As said, I only wish we lived closer so we could send other dogs to her; what a tremendous piece of fortune it was for us to have Noel and Montana with her overnight.
Pam is awesome with Simon. He loves playing with her fur kids and cuddling with both Pam and her husband when he is around. Simon has seizures and is on medication to control them and while it is working well, there is never a guarantee that he won't seize when in her care. I have such complete trust in Pam that I don't even worry about him because I know she would handle everything perfectly. Such a blessing to us that we have found her. I highly recommend her to all others!
Pam is a very loving and caring dog sitter. My dog became ill and Pam went way above and beyond to make sure that he was taken care of. I felt safe knowing that Bucky was in good hands!!
This is the second time we have left Simon, our little ChaPoo, with Pam (Yorkie Mom). She is an excellent sitter, sending updates and pictures. He is on a fairly strict schedule for meals and meds and Pam (Yorkie Mom) can be counted on to get it all right. She has two resident fur kids of her own and was caring for another little fella during this stay and they were all playing and happy together when we went to pick Simon up. Thank you, Pam; you are an angel!
Pam and her family treated Gabe as one of their own. He came home happy and healthy. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone who wants to make sure their furry friends are treated like one of the family while you are away.
Pamela was an exceptional puppy sitter and a professional person. From the first contact with Pamela through picking up our pups I never had a concern about our girls. She provided pictures and updates through out their stay. The updates provided us a true sense of what was happening from one needing comfort through a thunderstorm and the other settling in. She took our insight into our dogs unique personalities and provided them a comfortable and loving environment while away from home.
Dogs were happy. All dog supplies intact and returned. Dog bowls had been cleaned. Thank you.
Our little Simon has separation anxiety so we were not sure how leaving him all day and over night would work out. We took him for a meet and greet the day before we were to leave him and he really acted like he liked Punkin and Buddy, the two resident fur babies. When we took him the next day he knew where he was and ran right up to the front door wanting to be let in! He ran out the back door with the other pups and we slipped away to minimize his discomfort (and ours). Pam sent us pictures of him while we were gone so we could see how relaxed he had become. When we went to pick him up the next morning he was happily playing with the other pups and their toys. I would highly recommend Pam for the care of your fur babies! Thanks Pam!!!
Pike was relaxed and easy going upon my return. I think he enjoyed his stay.
Pam, we couldn't be more pleased. Only bothersome part was when dogs started throwing rocks at us when we came to pick them up. :-) Very much appreciate their good care. Thanks. Diana & Dave
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