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Heather W.

25 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Heather's Resident Pets

Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
10 yr 1 mo old
Marty (RIP)
Labrador Retriever
9 yr 1 mo old
8 yr 1 mo old
HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (Dica)
5 yr 1 mo old
Japanese Chin
7 yr 1 mo old
Chin Chin
Japanese Chin
3 yr 5 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Heather's House

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

About Heather

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
PLEASE READ - I am currently accepting previous clients only! My bookings have increased to the point that I'm not able to consistently accommodate existing clients, so I have chosen to forego new guests.

As a dog (and cat) owner, I know how it feels to leave your four-legged family member in a kennel. I always wonder whether my pets are getting good care - not just food, water, and potty breaks, but whether they are getting play time and interaction with people and each other. I was thrilled to find a better way with DogVacay!

I am a lifelong animal lover, and I have dedicated my life to the care of pets as a veterinarian. When your pet stays with me, you can rest assured that he is living the same lifestyle as he would at home. I am able to provide care to pets with special needs, whether that means oral medications, injections, exercise limitations, or even blood glucose monitoring.

Your pet will be staying in a 3 bedroom home with a fenced wooded backyard, lots of toys provided, and ample dog beds around the house for lounging. I have 2 dogs (Shaw and Zuni) and 2 cats (Lavender and Dica). Both dogs are very friendly and love new friends, although Zuni is a little bossy at first! Lavender is a little more shy and prefers to keep to herself. Dica is quite outgoing and loves to meet everyone who comes over. All pets are welcome on the furniture, but if that is not how the rules at your house work then we will follow your wishes to avoid confusion. Although I cannot provide 24 hour supervision at this time, all pets are separated unless supervised to keep them out of trouble. Our typical routine includes twice a day feedings/medications, trips outside at least 4 times a day, and occasional walks around the lake in our neighborhood. If your dog does not get along well with other pets, a "crate and rotate" system will be used to ensure that everyone gets enough attention! If you are interested in other services (pick up/drop off, in-home sitting, walking, etc.) please contact me for availablity and a custom quote. I take plenty of pictures to keep you updated throughout your pet's stay. I can also provide care for other species, so contact me if you have any questions about your furry/feathery/scaly friend.

I know that sometimes a description on the internet is not enough, so I am happy to schedule a meet and greet with you and your pets.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Heather W.

25 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 9, 2016


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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Heather's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
25 Reviews
We had a short notice change of plans and needed help watching our dog. Heather was willing and able to help us on very short notice. She provided pictures during the stay and took good care of our dog. I would recommend Heather.
Heather was able to accommodate my last minute reservation request. My dogs loved staying with her, and she made it a great experience! Thank you, Heather!
Thank you Heather for a great stay for Chase! He had a great time with your dogs. He came home happy and healthy!
I had to cancel at the last minute (no fault of Heather, but a timing problem on my end) - but Heather was a great communicator and even at the last minute, offered to help in any way possible.
It was great for Toby to have other dogs to play with, they were built in friends! Knowing Heather is a vet is also a huge comfort as well. Plus, she was right down the road from where we stayed.
Heather was awesome, I was away during the holidays and was really apprehensive about having to kennel my dog, I found this app and after reading all of Heather's reviews, I hoped I could trust her with my furbaby... Heather did not disappoint at all, I received lots of pictures and updates, I knew my little guy was having fun and even worried he might not want to come home with me from all the fun he was having. I naturally felt a little anxety onmy trip and Heather eased my anxietywith a thorough update and pictures. My little guy was very happy and I could tell was well cared for when I picked him up. Will absolutely call on Heather again when I have to leave town. by
Our 11 year old Golden-mix, Bob, had a lovely time staying with Heather and her dog family. Because we'd recently lost our other Golden, and Bob was obviously lonely and mourning him, we were so happy for him to be in a home environment with Heather and her dogs. We also needed somebody who would reliably give him the meds he takes for a chronic condition. We felt very comfortable leaving him with Heather because she is familiar with his medications, knew exactly how to get him a to take them, and is extremely understanding about his old guy quirks and anxieties. We will definitely ask her to care for him again.
I had a special need for my dog during a trip to Memphis and Heather filled the gap perfectly! I received pictures of my baby routinely throughout his stay and felt he was in good care and had a good time on his vacay.
Heather was great! Lots of picture updates!
Heather always takes such good care of our baby! We were thrilled to have her stay again :-)
Heather took care of my new born kitten and she did a great job. She sent me pics when I was away and you can tell she truly loves animals. Thanks a lot Heather!
Heather is fantastic. Great communication and Daisy always loves her time there. Thanks again!
Merle enjoyed his stay with Heather. Highly recommend!
This is the second time Heather has kept Buster in her home. She is great! I needed someone at the last minute and she was available on one day's notice. She sent me a photo of Buster looking very happy and content. I will definitely use her for my dog sitter every time I need one.
Heather was great with my dog! I always worry when I leave my dog because he doesn't always do well with dog walkers when I go out of town because he is protective of our house, but this time I didn't have to worry. I am so glad I decided to leave him at her house rather than try the dog walker route again. She sent me picture updates, and he looked like he was having a great time. Highly recommend.
I would highly recommend Heather! She has watched my dog multiple times now. She sends photos and updates that make me much more comfortable especially on longer vacations. My dog is truly excited to stay with Heather and her animals! We will definitely continue to use Heather!!
Heather was wonderful as always! She took great care of my pups and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a great home to board pups!!!!! They always come home so happy and she sends plenty of pics to keep you updated on how the pups are. I can sleep at night when I'm away knowing they are safe with Heather.
This was Daisy's second vaycay with Heather. She's amazing. she was very communicative. i got plenty of photos and updates. I felt so comfortable leaving Daisy with her and would absolutely do it again. Thanks so, so, so much.
Heather took great care of Buster. She sent me photos and texted me how he was doing. I would use Heather again.
Heather is so great!! Not only did she come over to pick our dog up (bc of scheduling conflicts)... She took such good care of her especially when she got an ear infection. I know our dog had a great time playing with her dogs and lounging on her sofa :-) she also paid attention to our dogs special medical needs. She is a true lover and caretaker of animals. I would leave our bulldog with her again for sure!
I have a very high maintenance dog that is not only very hyperactive, but is also on a lot of medications for allergies. I was pretty apprehensive about leaving her with someone other than a familiar house-sitter, but I am so pleased with this experience that I will probably never hire a house-sitter again.
Daisy had an amazing weekend with Heather. She was Sent photos and texts updates. Knowing that she was a Vet put my mind at ease and I was able to enjoy my time without worrying about my pup. I would absolutely work with her again. Thanks so much, Heather!
HIGHLY recommended! Heather was so kind to watch my dogs on such last minute notice. The dogs came back happy and could tell they had a great time. Would trust her with my pups any day! :)
Very pleased with the care Heather provided for my puppy. Would recommend to others and will use again in the future.
We thought Heather was very good! Our puppy was very comfortable in her care.
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