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Mindy F.

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97 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
$27/night
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Mindy's Resident Pets

Tesa
Bulldog
Female
3 yr 1 mo old
Jersey
Bulldog
Female
2 yr 7 mo old

Mindy's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Mindy

25 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello,
Thank you for stopping by and considering Me. Your dog will LOVE it here!

I am the girl that comes from the farm I have had dogs and other animals all of my life. Being a Bulldog Breeder I give that special attention that's needed for each dog. I can administer medication, clean & wrap a boo boo, there is no Poo left in the yard. I am very conscious about the weather if it's to hot/cold they all come inside. We love our Four legged children and we will love yours just as much. Caring for dogs is my passion, I have been rescuing and caring for dogs as long as I can remember. I can assure you your dog will get a lot of Love, Active one on one and Group attention they will go home tired. I know one of our kids will sneak them away for some cuddle time and a movie. At night all our dogs sleep in the house either in their provided crates or on one of the cozy beds. We want everyone to feel like Family here. I will send you photos and updates of your dog so you can see how they are doing.
Remember, while you are away please feel free to call me anytime to check on your best friend.
See you soon!

Mindy :)
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Mindy F.

Online Now!
97 Reviews
56 Repeat Guests
$27/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mindy's Home
$27 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Mindy's Home
$17 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Grooming
$30 /min
$50 /max
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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97 Reviews
Mindy was wonderful with my dog, Lexie. She was convenient and flexible. I will definitely use her again.
Mindy did a great job taking care of our Jack Russell. Mindy maintained communication with me through the duration of her 9 day vacay and took great care of her. She is great with dogs.
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Mindy was very friendly, and we could tell that she and her family were big animal lovers. She sent us pictures and a video of our babies so we knew they were doing well. Our pups came home healthy and happy! We will definitely use Mindy again in the future. Thanks to you Mindy and your sweet daughter for loving on our babies!
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Chloe had a great time. Fun pics while we were on our own vacation. Definitely would use Mindy again in the future.
Excellent service. Mind is clearly a dog lover as it show with how kind she I'd with them. Friendly and accommodating. Thanks Mindy.
Our dog, Scout (Border Collie) came home happy and loving. So I would likely return to Mindy when needed.
Mindy was awesome! She is very knowledgeable, caring and loves dogs. She watched my 11 month old puppy for the Thankagiving weekend. I didn't know what to expect, but she put my worries to rest. My dog is rather anxious and gets overly excited, especially when other dogs are around. Mindy told me he was going to be ok and to have a good holiday weekend. I left without any worries. I would highly recommend her, and can't wait for Mindy to care for my dog again.
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Our experience with Mindy was excellent from start to finish. We had her take care of our special needs dog which had medical conditions requiring injections and multiple medications daily. When we first made the reservation, Mindy was proactive about contacting us to reassure us that she had experience with special needs dogs and would give ours extra attention. When we delivered our dog to Mindy's house, Mindy was very attentive to making sure our dog was integrated into her new surroundings. While we were away, Mindy would send us regular updates along with photos. At the end of the arrangement, we were impressed with Mindy's follow through to complete the boarding process. We highly recommend her as a topnotch host for dogs while they are away from their owners.
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My experience using Mindy for my dog Mozzie couldn't have been any better. Mozzie is a golden doodle and has a unique personality. He had a blast and we will continue using Mindy anytime we go on vacation.
It was so easy to leave Toby with Mindy, and I know he was a lot happier staying with someone while I was out of town. The whole process couldn't have been easier, and Mindy was great!
This was Brayven's first time staying with anyone other than family. Mindy made her feel right at home. I could tell that Brayven was relaxed and had a good time. I could see that Mindy knew the personalities of all the dogs in her care and how they interact with one another. I saw how she treats each dog like her own. I highly recommend Mindy and we look forward to our next doggy vacay with her! Thank you again Mindy!
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There's always a bit of nervousness when leaving your fur baby with someone new but Mindy was great! Fozzie had a great time playing with other dogs and she sent picture updates during the week. I feel confident in her ability to take care of my dog and will definitely be using her again!
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Mindy is great with dogs!
We are so happy our Sophie got the opportunity to be with Mindy for her Vacay. She had a great experience being spoiled in their home, as well as having the benefit of being exposed to the other dogs. She had not been socialized with other dogs when she was younger. We are grateful to Mindy for helping Sophie. We are certain Sophie will feel comfortable with other dogs in the future. Thank you, Mindy. Sophie is looking forward to her next visit.
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Mindy is amazing! You definitely do not need to worry about your furry friend feeling lonely!!! They'll have plenty of attention and other friends to keep them company. Mindy sends pictures and updates frequently and is very easy to get in touch with. We will definitely use her the next time we can't bring Chama with us. Chama was comfortable at Mindy's as soon as we walked through the door :)
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Mindy took good care of our dog Blue, and we would recommend her to others. She kept in touch and even worked with our vet when a health issue came up.
Our pup who is 8 mo old and had never been around other dogs did just great! Mindy sent daily E mails with update how he was doing. We will use her again as it is clear that she loves dogs!
If you treat your dog like he or she is your child as I do, this is your place! Mindy provides a warm and welcoming environment that makes a pup feel right at home! If you want your dog to be loved, pampered and spoiled, in addition to being well taken care of in a safe place while you are gone, you should leave him or her with Mindy!
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We were so pleased with the care Mindy gave our two puppies. She gave them lots of attention and even let one of puppies sleep with her. We have already booked another stay. It is so nice to have such a good care giver for our babies.

Jack and Deanna
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Mindy was very flexible with my return time from my trip to pickup Sparky. When I picked him up, he seemed very happy. She sent picture updates of Sparky playing with a new friend he made at her place.
Mindy booked Lucky on short notice and even helped me figure out billing as I double booked and ran into customer service problems with dogvacay. I highly recommend Mindy and will be using her services again. Thanks for giving us peace of mind while we traveled.
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We left our 2 year old mixed breed with Mindy on fairly short notice for two nights and it was our first time with Mindy. She did a great job with Kona and Kona seemed to enjoy her time there playing with all of the dogs. She slept well when she got home and was healthy and happy.
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My Lexi was well taken care of when she was with Mindy. I was sent a couple of photos and a video and Lexi looked happy so I know that she was getting along great with Mindy. I plan on using Minday again.
I really felt comfortable leaving my 8 month old puppy with Mindy for the first time. He seemed to really like it there and the other dog customers that were there were really nice dogs. I will take my dog there again and highly recommend her.
Our sweet boy was well cared for by Mindy. He was with her for his first birthday and she gave him a special treat. Above and beyond! Her big back yard gave Burkley lots of room to play and he was very safe.
Thanks for the great time ! (Tucker's own words) Thanks so much Mindy, hope to do this again.
Mindy did an excellent job with our dog Ella. She is caring and responsible. I would use her again to board our dog.
Mindy was wonderful! We received periodic texts with pictures showing how our dog was doing. This was our dogs' first time away from a known family member and it appeared that she had a great time!
My dog was tired out from playing while at Mindy's. She had fun and was cared for. Mindy is friendly and has a spacious yard, and bright welcoming home. I can recommend her without reservation.
Mandy is awesome, grizzly came home just so worn out. Love getting pictures of our furr baby while we were away!
I am from Seattle visiting Spokane and needed a place for elderly Princess to be safe and cool during the 100+ degree days. Mindy was great and sent pictures of Princess being her couch potato self. Thanks again.
The moment I met Mindy I could tell that she is a dog lover! She contacted me during Teeko's stay, which was an extended stay for 8 days, with pictures & captions explaining the interaction he was having with other dogs. This was important to me since Teeko had not been around other dogs so it was a "training" in socialization. Although he was excited to see me it was obvious that he was fond of Mindy. Mindy had all of his items packed up & ready to go when I picked Teeko up.. Loading it up in my vehicle. She is a sweet gal!
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Mindy is awesome! Tiki our terrier mix doesn't know she is a dog and normally isn't thrilled with change but has found lots friends at Mindy's house. We always get a photo of Tiki during her stay too. So glad we found such a friendly and reliable person to watch our girl! Mindy is A+
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Mindy was awesome. Super helpful, friendly and accommodating. No hesitation in recommending her.
My sweet companion Luce absolutely loved her stay with Mindy! That makes us two of her biggest fans. Thanks Mindy, I feel safe knowing Luce is in great hands. Dg
Our puppy had a wonderful time! Mindy was great about giving us updates, and we will be booking her for our next vacay too :)
Mindy is an amazing Dogsitter! My dog loves her. She takes very good care of the dogs and is very understanding if they pee or poo on anything :P i love that she sends pictures and updates on how he is doing! I will definitely take my dog here next time I'm on vacation :) thanks Mindy!
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Bella came home exhausted. Thanks again!
Thank you for taking care of Bolt for us Mindy! He had a wonderful time!
The ongoing contact and photos from Mindy were great and most helpful.
Always feel good about leaving our little 10 lb. rescue with Mindy. She always sends pictures about what Bucko is doing so I know he's in good hands !
Our dog had a wonderful time at Mindy's place, it is a dog paradise! We will definitely use her service again in the future!
Mindy is great! My dog had a great time. It's apparent she loves animals.
We brought our Newfie, Lucius, to Mindi for the first time this past week. Although Lucius is a gentle giant, it's always a concern taking him to a different sitter. But I can say that he loved it at Mindi's! He had a pool to splash around in, plenty of space to play, and no need for a kennel for him. Best of all, he got to interact with other dogs she was caring for. He was clearly relaxed as evidenced by the frequent photos and videos she sent us to keep us updated. We really liked that! I highly recommend Mindi if you want a great experience for your dog. We'll absolutely be coming back.
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Mindy was awesome. I had to find someone last minute due to a neighbor canceling on us and she was there for us. We were gone for 17 days and my dog was happy to be there with all the other dogs She was even mellow when we brought her home. I think she had a wonderful time playing with other dogs.
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Stevie & Amelia LOVE going on "vacation" at Mindy's, & we couldn't be more comfortable leaving our sweet pups in Mindy's care! She gives updates, sends pics, & gives them a fun & loving place to stay when we need to leave town. We couldn't be more appreciative of this. Thanks for loving our girls, Mindy...for sharing your salads with Amelia! Haha!!
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My dog is old, deaf and doesn't get around well. She is well cared for at Mindy's and I have confidence she will enjoy the stay away from home.
Mindy is great & I would highly recommend her! You can tell she is a dog lover the second you meet her. It took us a long time to find someone we trusted to take care of our dog when we are out of town. It is great knowing that she is in good hands with Mindy and that we don't have to worry about her while we are away. Mindy is also very accommodating with your schedule which is much appreciated!
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Mindy is awesome ! It is clear that our dog feels like this is a second home- he has stayed with her 3 times and we couldn't be more pleased !!
Mindy was flexible and friendly in setting the reservation. Bruce (a large black-lab mix) seemed to have a great time, and we really enjoyed the pictures sent while we were away. It was good to see his smiling, tired face! He clearly had fun playing with the other pups and was well taken care of!
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Tango had a very fun time at daycare. He came home a tired, happy puppy! Mindy was wonderful and answered all my questions prior to Tango's arrival. With Mindy's experience, I knew he was in good hands for his first daycare experience. We look forward to his next reservation!
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Our dog loves her time there and we appreciated the great communication from Mindy. Would definitely use her again!
Our 2 dogs had a great time at Mindys. They made new friends. Thanks Mindy.
My pup has stayed with Mindy for boarding once and a few times for daycare: She's been flexible, clear in her communications, responds quickly when I request a doggy update, and seems to really understand dogs. I especially like that there's a separate introduction area, next to the backyard play area. My dog appeared very happy after his first boarding experience with her and nuzzled Mindy before we left. I plan to book more boarding and daycare services with her! 1/2016
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Awesome, Awesome, Awesome. Molly loves her Mindy visits and doggie/puppy play time.
Mindy and her family were wonderful when they took care of Mica. She's kind of a spoiled thing and is not used to being away from us or home but they treated her with special loving care which we appreciated. Will board Mica here again when needed. Thanks Mindy!!
Diana Manville
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Another great stay for Lucy with Mindy!!! I love the pictures she sends everyday, nice touch!!!
From the very first visit Mindy has been 5-star Pawsome. Molly loves her visits with Mindy and the pups.
Mindy take great care of my old dog Sally. She has some special needs and is very comfortable with Mindy. Mindy keeps me posted on how Sally is doing and I have full confidence in boarding my dog there. It is so much better than doggie jail kennels.
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Our dog had a great time with Mindy, and we really appreciated that she monitors the dogs frequently and separates dogs when needed if conflicts arise. We would recommend her to anyone in the Spokane Valley area.
What an awesome....err, "paw-some" experience! Thanks to Mindy for responding so quickly and accepting my dog at the last minute! And of course, for taking such great care of him!
This was the first time I have ever utilized any kind of dog service and Mindy was truly a blessing for us. She's the type of person that instantly makes you feel at ease and you just know your dog is gonna have a great time and maybe not even wanna leave! Thanks so much Mindy!

Happily served,

Jeanine Collins
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Molly says "Home away from home, doggie heaven" Love you Mindy
Another happy day at Mindy's home
Maggie spent a week with Mindy and was well taken care of. We'll be using her again when the need arises. Thank you for spoiling her and sending pictures while we were gone.
My girl Lucy spent an evening with Mindy this past weekend, she is a young lab and craves lots of attention, I was not dissapointed. After picking Lucy up she took a long nap (very unusual) which led me to believe she'd had lots of activity and play time! Mindy actually sent me a picture of Lucy smiling! We will definitely be returning.
Thanks again
Trista
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Thank you again for having Bridget. She had a great time and is tuckered out. I appreciate you keeping her longer than was expected and hope she was a good girl!
Mindy and her family were absolutely wonderful. I have never left my Lea a 10 year old Jack Russell with anyone other then family members. I was so worried but Mindy sent me photos and videos and made my trip away very stress free. I have to say when I went to pick her up I am not sure she wanted to leave she seemed to have become very comfortable and made a few friends along the way. We will definitely be using Mindy in the future and I know I will not have to worry about a thing.
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Mindy was so wonderful! We left our puppy with her for a week and he had a blast. He needed a few days to recoup from playing so hard and having so much fun. She was so welcoming and made us feel like our dog would be well loved and well taken care of. She also sent us pictures and updates each day, which was such a relief to know he was doing well. We will definetly be using Mindy in the future :)
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Awesome as usual, Molly has so much fun playing and staying with Mindy.
Molly had so much fun playing and staying with you and the family she was pooped out the following day. She loves her Mindy time!!!
Mindy and her family were awesome with Khaleesi! The backyard is fully fenced and clean. Dogs are well attended. Mindy sent photos while I was gone, and I could see Khaleesi was doing just fine. We will use her services again.
Mindy was great to work with. I was able to book a day with less than a weeks notice, and Z had a great time! I would recommend Mindy to any friend in need of dog sitting.
This was a second stay with Mindy for Henry. Once again we were so pleased to visit with the care and attention he received. Thanks Mindy!
I appreciate Mindy's flexibility in letting me drop off early in the morning. Thanks for letting Friedrich hang with all of you in the house.
Once again, awesome visit and playtime with Mindy and family.
My 5 month old puppy enjoys her time at Mindy's house. She sends photos and videos to put me at ease and shows my puppy is having a good time. I can't say how much I enjoy knowing my dog is in a home with a family and some other dogs rather than in a crate with no supervision overnight. Mindy has been very flexible and incredibly easy to work with. Rosie is looking forward to her next stay!
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Liberty (very senior English Setter) and Katie (3 y.o. cocker mix) cannot wait to go back! We are not sure that they missed us at all! This was a trial run for a longer vacation in July and we are very pleased. Mindy and her family (both 4-legged and 2 legged) welcomed our girls and were super accommodating -- in fact, they were treated like royalty!! We rec'd the photographs to prove it!! Thank you so much, Mindy!!
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Mindy was fantastic. I left my 4mo old Labradoodle with her, it was the first time I had left her with anyone, and Mindy was great about staying in contact via text and sent a video to keep me at ease. We are heading back for another stay soon and I'm relieved to know she will be safe and secure.
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Lilly always enjoys her visit at Mindy's. She comes home exhausted.
We are so thrilled with Mindy and the quality of stay she provides for our girls!! They are booked again for another vacation with her! Just thrilled about the pictures emailed to us and constant updates!!
Molly loves her visits with Mindy and family. It is like her home away from home. During her last stay, Molly had her 1st birthday and Mindy made it extra special with treats and a couple new toys. Would definitely recommend Mindy!
I cannot thank Mindy enough! She agreed to watch my boy on very short notice, talked to me about what other dogs would be there, who she thought he'd match well with, and sent me text and photo updates. The updates really helped ease my nerves of leaving him in a new place, and in all of them he was very obviously enjoying himself. (A "thank you" to my boy too for behaving himself while there!) Both Mindy and her husband were very good with him, and I would have absolutely no reservations about contacting Mindy the next time I need to be gone for an extended period.
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We felt a warm welcome from the start! Loved getting pictures sent to us showing he was happy! Very happy with this experience!!!!! Only problem is now our dog is lonely for not having all his new doggy friends to play with.
I have an older dog with separation anxiety. Mindy made me feel more than comfortable leaving my giant baby boy with her, despite his attention needs. She was great with communications and updates. I definitely know who'll I'll be contacting the next time I need to go out of town and need a safe, attentive environment for my dog.
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Mindy was great to work with! She made special accommodations for an early drop off and sent us a bunch of pictures along the way! Would definitely recommend!
Molly loves Mindy, her family and pups. She has so much fun and enjoyed her visit this last time she begged us to book another, so we did. Molly is looking forward to her mini-vacation.
Mindy, thank you for taking care of our special little lady.

Suzanne & Ed
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Got an overnight meeting in Spokane? With less than a week notice, I was able to reserve our spot, drop Teddy off and pick him up the next afternoon. Mindy was great and Teddy seemed very comfortable. Mindy knows her dogs well and integrates the guest dogs very well.
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Wow, Mindy is awesome! Our Molly enjoyed her first stay with Mindy and family. She had play time with her new puppy friends and enjoyed exploring the house. Mindy sent a couple pictures Molly giving loves and claiming her 'flop spot' in the living room. Already planning another stay.
Thanks Mindy and family for treating Molly like a member of your family!
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This was our first time using Dog Vacay and with the quality service Mindy provided there is a good chance we'll use the service again and probably with Mindy and feel much more assured Marley will be taken care of. Marley become comfortable there quite quickly at the Meet and Greet. Mindy did great including our dog's oral meds. The yard was secure and neat. Mindy was always responsive to communications and the photos and updates she sent were much appreciated. Our flight landed early in Seattle so we were able to catch an earlier flight instead of being stuck at the airport. Mindy had no problems with the change in timing. She also did a good job of modifying procedure slightly when some less serious items were forgot by me. It is nice to have the Dog Vacay option.
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Mindi is awesome. She obviously loves dogs, and has a gentle way with them. I will definitely send my dog to stay with her again!
Mindy and her family are amazing. She took great care of our two big dogs and sent us pictures and updates every day. I won't use anyone else or go anywhere else. Thanks Mindy!!!!!
I left my dog Mac with Mindy for his first time at a sitter. I was nervous about it until I met Mindy. I knew right away that I could rest assured that he was in very good hands. She kept me updated during the weekend and when I picked him up, he had been playing with her dogs and having a great time. I would recommend Mindy 100%!
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Wow!!! Our pup had a great time and was thoroughly spent by the time we picked her up. Mindy was so great and sweet to our dog. We are so glad to have someplace where she is treated so good and can run and play with other dogs. This is so much better than an impersonal business. We will without a doubt be repeat customers anytime we have to be away from our beloved canine. THANK YOU MINDY!!
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My goony dogs had a wonderful weekend! Mindy sent me regular updates and photos, including their little wrestling session. Although I'm conflicted at how quickly my poochies hopped into another woman's bed, I feel great that they were so comfortable.
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Very nice place to leave your dog. Nice, fenced yard. She had our dog for 2 weeks. She sent lot of pictures and updates. So glad we found Doc Vacay and Mindy. This is so much better than leaving our dog somewhere where she will be kenneled most of the time.
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What a fantastic experience! We were in town for an event so looked up and selected Mindy and Brian to care for our pup Henry. They did a fantastic job and even texted us photos off and on throughout the day to keep us posted on how he was doing.

So pleased with our experience We wholeheartedly recommend their service!

Mary, Charlie and of course Henry.
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