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Abby G.
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Riverview, FL 33579
53 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

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
Akita, Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Chihuahua, Mastiff, Other, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish

Abby's Resident Pets

Romeo
Shih Tzu
Male
5 yr 0 mo old
Jayla
Shih Tzu
Female
4 yr 4 mo old

Abby's House

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Abby

6 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Reserve your dog's vacation now while you are booking yours ;-)
*book NOW * Temporary discount ends soon !

My clients bring their dogs back again and again because they are so comfortable at my home. I have a fenced in backyard for the dogs to play and run around as well as go for walks in my very nice neighborhood in Summerfield Crossings.

If you are an existing client of mine and my calendar is booked or unavailable during holiday times, pls contact me as I will make the exception on case by case basis thru dogvacay to change status IF possible!

We have several excellent references on hand and also available on my facebook account which we can discuss in detail later.

My rates are extremely reasonable considering the love and care they receive when at my home. For longer extended stays of 7+ days I do offer FREE BATH before returning home (as long as your dog lets us!). I am also flexible with meeting you halfway if you happen to be in rush to airport etc. Some clients have moved away and still bring their pets to me from Orlando, Sarasota, and St. Pete Clearwater area. Why not call them and ask them why??? ;-)

Having your pet in a friendly, secure, and loving atmosphere is essential to having a happy and healthy pet when you return. We are a family of petsitters so whether it be myself, Allie, my parents etc. they will get spoiled rotten! Here is a link to my fun filled 2015 year of petsitting where you will see tons of happy and comfy pets I've cared for:
http://collage.com/v/26148816 .

Let your pet have a great vacation too and make a friend or two also!

We cannot wait to hear from you soon and make your family a part of ours.

Abby, Allie, Romeo and Jayla (our lil shihtzu/maltese dogs)

Reservation's rate increase could apply prior to the 1st night and/or after the last night, depending on drop off and pick up times.

**Note for HOLIDAY times the rate is slightly higher so only custom quotes will be done.


Please kindly include the approximate times for dropoff n pickup before placing any reservation if possible.

Fyi for holiday time there will be a 3 day min. stay. Daily rate, NOT nightly fyi. Example, if you pet is getting spoiled with me all day Fri Sat & Sun, it is 3 days, NOT two nights. If your pet is with me part of the day then I will only charge you for that, fair enough??? All of my clients agree that if they themselves worked three days, they would want to get compensated appropriately at work, and same goes if it was part of the day too.

***SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY PLEASE*** I prefer my home to be a VERY RELAXED & NO STRESS environment which you can appreciate for your dog as well. So if we have planned a meeting please be prompt as to not create unnecessary stress on the dogs I am caring for, especially for a no show. Also, I understand the need for a plan B, so please contact ONE sitter at a time to meet before contacting another as it effects us for not booking when inquiry is made. So choose n contact your top choice first. Don't choose purely off price; although we are all great, I prefer to quality over quantity of pets to host in a relaxing environment.

Hurricane season ~ Is your sitter prepared with collapsible crates to evacuate? I have a few only so I do not take a lot of dogs in my home during hurricane season. The shelter requires pets to be crated. Something to think about right???

Please bear in my mind my home is not a kennel facility therefore I do not operate as one. You WILL see the difference yourself as so many other clients have!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
Abby G.
Online Now!
Riverview, FL 33579
53 Reviews
23 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 10 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 14, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Abby's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$80 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Dog Walking
$17 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$17 /visit
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
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53 Reviews
Abby G is the absolute best! She is personable and nice and sent pictures to us of our Tink while we were away. Abby was also available we had done all of the planning for our vacation but forgot to plan for our pup. Abby G to the rescue! Without hesitation I would recommend her to anyone that wants to be sure their dog is in great hands! Thanks Abby you absolutely ROCK!
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What a great vacay! Abby took us in last minute and was very accommodating. We received pictures everyday. Tug had a blast. I would highly recommend Abby as your go to person.
I am pretty sure my dogs were spoiled beyond belief. Abby did a great job, super feedback and photos daily. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for taking care of our family. Definitely will be using again!
Abby and family did such an awesome job with our dog. We have a 16 year old dog and she needs special supervision. We had our dog stay with her when we got married and through out honeymoon. It was so nice to know that our dog was in such great care. Abby was quick to respond to us and sent many pictures. She was also not afraid to ask about behaviors if she felt something was out of sorts. We were out of the country so having the app to be able to communicate was very helpful. When we picked her up she was very organized and had all of our dog's things together. I would 100% use her again if we need a sitter.
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Bolt stayed with Abby for a couple of nights. He came home tired and happy. What else can you wish for other than a quiet night after travels?
Abby was great and communicated with us 2-3 times a day sending pictures and updates. I would definitely recommend her to my friends!
Fair pricing for good work.
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Abby was great and helped me out of a sticky spot with last minute doggie care for my little dog Fred. She rocks!
This was Geyser's second time staying with Abby. As soon as we pulled up to the house, he starting yelping. He couldn't wait to get out of the car and run into her house. He had another amazing visit. I feel so secure leaving Geyser there and he has a vacation at the same time that we do!! She's a 5 star dog sitter!!!
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The first time we met Abby, Geyser ran into her home and starting licking her! We were taken back by his response. Sometimes he's not that fond of people but he's a good judge of character. We knew Abby was the right caretaker for Geyser. She is extremely lovable and keeps you informed via text messages or emails. She lets the dogs play outside and will also let them cuddle with her. Geyser had a fun week there and he loves Abby's two dogs. She is a gem!!!!
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Abby is a kind sweet person. She sent us a picture of our dog relaxing on her couch. It doesn't get better than that.
This was the first time that we used Abby to watch our dog. She's a very nice person to work with. We just moved here, and i was worried how our dog would react to being left at someone's house. She took very good care of him, and our dog had a good time there. We'll be using Abby again, only this time it will be for 8 days.
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It was very easy to work with Abby. After meeting and talking with her we had no doubts that our dog would be in good hands while we were away.
As always Abby and her family are the best! NOBODY loves dogs more. My dog goes crazy and runs to our door whenever I mention her dogs names. She LOVES it there!
Abby is the best!!! I and my two Shelties adore her. They have stayed with her many times and it is like a second home for them. I highly recommend her to take care of your pets.
Abby is wonderful with our dogs. They look forward to it!
Abby is always so accommodating, friendly and REALLY REALLY loves dogs. Best sitter ever!
This is our third time boarding with Abby and as usual, we were very happy with how well our babies were taken care of. This was truly a family effort, when Abby can't be with our babies, her daughter or mom stay with them so they are never left alone. Everyone was so warm and caring and you can tell from your first meeting with them that they are genuine dog lovers. Our dogs are seniors now and need certain medications and have limitations to their activities, and they saw to it that their needs were met. We are so grateful to Abby and her family! It gives us such peace of mind to know that our babies are in good hands while we're away. :)
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Abby and her daughter were great! Reba was happy and made herself right at home! She was so exhausted when she got home all she did was sleep. I will definitely be using Abby again!
As always a thousand stars! They are the best caretakers ever!
Abby really takes care of my dogs and keeps me informed though pictures and texts. I will always have a safe, loving place for my pets to stay while I am away! Thank you, Abby!!!
Abby is always fantastic and will always use her for watching my lab Molly.
Abby was a pleasure to have her watch my dog Molly. She takes extremely great care of Molly and Abby is definitely the person you want to have to watch your dog. Thanks Abby!!!!!!!!!!!
She is the best! Kept me informed with pictures everyday of how my Jesse and Teddy were doing. She is their 2nd mother! I will be back in March, or rather, they will be back in March for more great times!
Abby was very reliable and prompt to return texts, emails, or phone calls about the dog sitting. I loved that she took pictures of the dogs and sent them to us via text to show the dogs were taken care of. The dogs seem to love Abby, and they were given lots of love and attention. She also left notes behind describing what went on each time she came in for a visit. I would definitely hire Abby again. It's nice to have someone honest and reliable to sit for our furry kids. Thanks Abby.
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Abby was simply amazing. She sent me daily updates, and my to girls were having a ball! From playing in the yard to sleeping on her head. Abby made her home , their home! It was amazing, after a day or two I didn't even worry about them at all. When I picked them up, they looked like two kids that were on the playground all day and ate ice cream, smiling from ear to ear. They passed out cold before we even got down the block on the drive home. Abby, thank you so much for doing what you do.
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Abby was a huge help with my worry about what I was going to do with my Lab Molly when I went on vacation. I was told about DogVacay though a friend and selected Abby by her great testimonials and her proximity to my house. I have to tell you I was more than satisfied by Abby's fantastic treatment with my dog Molly. I would highly recommend Abby to anyone who needs their dog watched for any period of time, she will take amazing care of them and will always send pictures of your dog. I look forward to having Abby watch my dog in the future.
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Abby is great. My dog, Sherman, loves her. He played so hard he is sleeping today. Drop off and pick up was easy and efficient. She sent pictures every day - they were great.
This was their 2nd stay there in two weeks and Abby was very accommodating considering it was Thanksgiving and one day notice. They had a great time and we will be back soon!
My husband and I, as well as our pets, Jesse and Teddy, were extremely happy with our experience with Abbe and her mother. They are really nice people!!! Her home is comfortable and pet friendly, as well as having a fenced in backyard which is a must have for us. I did not have any reservations about leaving my babies with her. We received pictures of them regularly and they looked happy and content. They will be going to stay with her whenever we are away. I trust her to do the best for them!
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Great night with Abby! Love Apollo
Once again Apollo had a fantastic time with Abby! He is very happy staying with her and has met lots of friends.
Abby & her family were so sweet to my babies, I highly recommend. She updated me with several cell phone photos daily which was really appreciated :-) I will not hesitate 2 use her in the future
Once again Apollo had a great vacay with Abby! He just loves being there.
Abby is wonderful. We are so glad that we found dogvacay and Abby. She treats our poodle girls like the royalty that they are!
We were very pleased with how Abby handled Apollo. Enjoyed the updates and photos. Apollo felt like he was at home. Thank you Abby for making Apollo's stay a pleasant one.
Abby is AWESOME!! She sent us a lot of photos of our girls. They were very happy and extremely well cared for! Abby took them on walks, provided them with treats and gave them the attention that they like!! I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants their pet pampered and loved while they are out of town.
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This was the second time we had Abby take care of our boys Joey and Shadow. The first time we were unsure what to expect being it was the first time we used Dog Vacay. We met with Abby and she came across as very friendly and experienced with taking care of dogs so we felt comfortable leaving them with her for the week we would be on vacation. Any worries we may have had were quickly put to rest as Abby let us know every day how they were doing with texts and pictures. When we picked them up from her they were happy and so were we.

When it came time for our second trip we knew Abby would be the one we would again trust with our boys. We were on a Cruise so had very limited access to mobile phones or internet however Abby still kept in touch via email to let us know how they were doing. We were not worried and anyone thinking about having Abby watch their dogs should not worry either. The boys love going over there and we love having someone we trust and is so friendly and caring taking care of them. Full recommendations for her and we look forward to having her take care of our boys the next time we have to be away from them. I don't know why anyone would ever use a kennel. We won't now thanks to Dog Vacay and Abby.
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I can't say enough positive things about Abby. She understood my situation with Bella not getting along with other dogs and she helped me feel so comfortable about leaving my dog with her. This was the second time Bella stayed with Abby and I know Bella was loved and taken care of. Bella got a bath and extra attention at no additional cost. Highly recommend Abby to anyone but would like to keep her for myself and Bella :)
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Abby was awesome with our girls! They came home looking great, happy and rested. We were sent pictures every day with updates on how our dogs were doing-which was wonderful! We are definitely going to use Abby again and again!
Abby & her family treated Jack like the Prince he is ! He had a great time we will be back :- )
As always my dog Chelsea had an amazing vacation with Abby and her family. There is NO ONE I trust more to care for her when I'm away. They are the sweetest most caring people of pooches and people alike. Absolutely the best choice out there.
Great as always!!!!
Abby was very good, but I did not received daily visit updates and pics due to a bug with DogVacay's system. However, I knew I could call her anytime and reach her. Tommy was fine, the house was clean and secure upon my return. I would use her again and recommend her to others.
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Abby went above and beyond to take care of my Bella who is a rescue that have been reluctant to leave at a kennel or with someone else. Abby came to my house and picked Bella up for me. She assured me that she would love on my dog and I was not worried about her at all. I have scheduled her to stay with Abby again in the near future.
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Abby is AWESOME! I have sent my dog on "vacay" with her a few times and have never been disappointed. Chelsea is loved and cuddled as much as I love and cuddle her!
Abby and her family are the best. My dog (17 pounds) tries to break their door down to get in when I leave her there :). She loves them and they love her and all the dogs they take such great care of.
We are new to the area and had never had to board our dog. I thought boarding her in a home would make her more comfortable. I was correct. We met with Abby a few days before our scheduled boarding appt. Abby was very friendly and took our dogs needs into consideration. During our trip Abby sent pictures of Bebe, letting us now how she was doing. It was great knowing that she was enjoying herself, so we could enjoy our trip. I will be using Abby in the future, she made boarding Bebe a less stressful experience.
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Abby is great!!! She loves her job. Chelsea had a great time with the dogs there. Abby made time to just cuddle with her too. Returning again soon with absolutely no worries.
We were very happy with our experience with Abby. Abby made Cassie feel very welcome in her home and treated her like family. We would definitely use her and her daughter again.
Abby was great. and Mr. Man was just as happy and at home as he could be.
Abby and Allie were wonderful to our 2 babies!:) We got pictures and updates daily and both our dogs felt at home with them right away. This was impressive considering that we have never left our dogs with someone else before and they don't usually warm up to people that quickly. They took care of them as if they were a part of their own family, even letting them sleep in their beds and snuggle on the couch just like our dogs would have done in our own home. They accommodated our requests/instructions and attended to a couple of special needs of our dogs. They are true dog lovers at heart and we highly recommend them to other dog parents looking for dog boarding alternatives.
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FIRST THE MEET AND GREET WENT VERY GOOD WE LOVED ABBY G AND HER STAFF. CARIBE WAS IN GOOD HANDS WHEN I WENT TO DROP HER OFF SHE WENT RUNNING TO FRONT DOOR THAT SPOKE VOLUME TO ME...SHE ONLY DOES THAT AT MY HOUSE AND MY SON.SO I KNOW SHE WAS IN GOOD HANDS ,,,IF I EVER NEED TO LEAVE HER ABBY G WILL BE MY FIRST CHOICE...WHEN I PICKED HER UP SHE WAS A HAPPY CAMPER ,SO THANKS ABBY G AND STAFF...BLESSINGS...
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Finding Abby to look after our Farley was a blessing. She took great care of him while my wife and I took a trip to Key West. We (my wife especially) were a little concerned about how Farley would take to being in a strange place with strange people and other strange dogs. Initially, he was very skittish, but Abby had a calming demeanor and within a few minutes, he was running and playing with his new found friends, having a good ol' time. One cool thing Abby did was send us photos of Farley showing him in action - he looked very happy. We also felt good about the fact that Abby's daughter is studying to work with animals and was always there helping out her Mom with the dogs. Working with Abby from a "business" aspect as a pleasure - she always responded promptly to all inquiries we had and answered all our initial questions. All-in all, we are very happy we found Abby thru DogVacay; we will most certainly use her again and will definitely recommend her to our friends.
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I was very pleased that my fairly shy and timid dog had a wonderful experience with Abby. Abby was very flexible to our schedule and sent photos of our dog during our trip, that really eased my mind that my dog was doing well and had several furry friends to play with her. We would definitely use Abby again.
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