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Rachael Z.

15 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Rachael's Resident Pets

Miniature Schnauzer
12 yr 4 mo old
Miniature Schnauzer
7 yr 9 mo old

Rachael's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Rachael

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I'm an experienced dog sitter with lots of space, including a large fenced back yard. My dogs go in and out as much as they desire and the weather allows, but are never left outside if I am not at home to check in on them. In addition, my neighborhood is a great place to take a dog for a walk or a run, both of which I do regularly with my own dogs. I also live close to longer running trails and a great dog park, so if your dog loves to run or play at the park, just let me know and I can arrange activities during his or her stay.

About Rachael Z.:

I'm a responsible dog lover with experience managing someone else's Doggie Daycare and having in-home guests. I am not a kennel and prefer to limit the number of dogs in my home at any given time so that all guests can have the "home away from home" experience. I have some fantastic regular customers who are like family, and the number of dogs at any given time will reflect the comfort level of all the dogs and people involved.

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

I have had dogs since I was born. My current two are miniature schnauzers, but I grew up with a giant. One of my schnauzers is a certified service animal. The other is pure whackadoodle! I managed a Doggie Daycare in the past but prefer to have only a few dogs in my home for the comfort of my pets and yours!

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

Dogs must be spayed/neutered, have current rabies, and be friendly with other dogs. No breed restrictions, as long as your dog is healthy and friendly!

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

Yes! I use Central Kentucky Veterinary Service in Georgetown, KY - 6 miles from my house. They offer 24 hour emergency service.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Yes: oral, IM, SQ.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

While s/he is here, your dog is a part of my family.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

Large, fully fenced (6 feet).

Where will my dog sleep?

Depending on your preferences and your dog's preferences, your dog will either sleep in my bedroom or in a dog area in the kitchen. It is recommended that you provide a crate in case your dog wants a little "alone time".

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

I have a large, fully fenced backyard. If your dog likes to run, s/he may be invited to run with me on the Legacy Trail or around my neighborhood.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Rachael Z.

15 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 9, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Rachael's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
$15 /bath
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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15 Reviews
Rachael took great care of my little dog. it was the first time I left my little darling for more than two nights since I picked her up a year ago and I was so happy to get a daily picture or perked us up every day and we were gone for a month. It's a great idea. She seeemed to get along just great with Rachael's 2 dogs even though she deviled them a lot about playing....they are both older. I will call her in the future when we have to leave our puppy home....thank you !!!
great experience
Rachael was fabulous with Lilly. She's very good keeping all of the dogs behaved that she keeps and showing that she is the owner. They don't run all over her. Lilly loved her stay and I'd easily use Rachael again. She has a genuine love of animals and a great yard for them to run in and a great set up for multiple dogs. I've always worried how Lilly will do with bigger dogs, but with Rachael, there are no worries.
Rachael was very responsive with her communication. Her dogs were very friendly and she texted me updates through the app about how tyson was doing. Would definitely recommend
That was a great experience with Rechael. She very nice and friendly. My dog had a very happy time there.
I left my dog with Rachael for 7 nights. She was easy to communicate with and flexible with times. I know my dog had a fantastic time while I was away, as he is still exhausted a day later!
Rachael also gave me some insight into some of my dog's behaviors I've given into, which was an added bonus. She really has a way with dogs. So glad to have found her on DogVacay, as I'd love to use her services again!
We combined a meet and great with BATH TIME... she gave both my dogs a bath. I hope to use Rachael in the future to pet sit my dogs. She seems to really care about her pets...will definitely book with her when I leave town.
It was a great experience, Rachael was easy to communicate with and took great care of my dog. She sent pictures and updates on how the dog was doing.
Rachael was very sweet. She sent several pictures of my pup and gave many updates.. Even gave her a bath. My dog smelled so good when I picked her up. Usually my dog is in a bad mood for a few days after I've left her at pet-suites, but when she came home from Rachael's she was relaxed and affectionate. I will definitely use Rachael for pet sitting again!
Rachael and her dogs were very friendly and happy to see my dogs. She communicated well before and during my vacay. She sent pictures nearly every evening, and I could see that my dogs were getting cuddled and were happy. When I picked them up, they were secure, healthy, and clean. When we arrived, my dogs were nervous about the smell of the other dogs, but she let them roam around for a few minutes to let them become accustomed to the environment before bringing in the the other dogs.

Rachael and her friends clearly love and understand dogs and I would leave my dogs with her again.
Rachael was a great host! I needed a sitter for my dog during my destination wedding, so I gave DogVacay a shot. Everything went smoothly, she sent picture updates with comments, and my pup made it back home safe and sound. Would definitely recommend her and would for sure use her again!
Good stay. Will probably use again.
Another great stay. I love getting the photo updates while we're gone.
She was wonderful with the dogs and they had a fenced in back yard to play in. All the dogs got along well.
Our dog is the biggest drama queen and Rachel handles all of his shenanigans in stride. She sent us many photos and kept us updated throughout his stay. We plan to use her for all of our pet sitting needs.
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