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Frances Q.
Portland, OR 97239
40 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
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  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Frances's Resident Pets

7 yr 2 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Frances's Townhome

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

About Frances

23 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love small dogs and know how special they are! I am a full time dog sitter & homemaker living with my spouse in a townhouse surrounded by trees, quiet nature paths, and fellow dog friendly neighbors, in Hillsdale. We have years of experience with all kinds of dogs & puppies, but we specialize in caring for little ones, and we observe special requests or instructions to the letter. There is ample room for doggie "business" in our yard but we also take guest dogs on walks twice a day.

We specialize in overnight guests, welcoming them to our home with comfort and care. We look forward to meeting you and your canine companion & are happy to answer any questions.

We have learned from experience that following help to ensure your dogs safety, health, comfort, and enjoyment here: Dogs under 9 months have an added $7 per day charge. Dogs MUST be housebroken. We don't take dogs that use potty pads indoors. We only take up to 3 dogs (usually 25 lbs. or less) at a time, so your companion will get the attention they deserve. Meet-n-greets are REQUIRED prior to stays. During the meet-n-greet dogs will be assessed so we can provide the best care for your pup.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Advanced senior issues
Frances Q.
Portland, OR 97239
40 Reviews
24 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 7 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 16, 2016


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Frances's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Frances's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$18 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
Home Visits
$18 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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40 Reviews
I've been searching for a sitter for my dog, a female fox terrier, for some time. I liked Francis Q's profile and we had a meet'n'greet first. I was very impressed with her sitting forum. She understands dogs need a dependable routine, discipline and lots of activity and interaction. So we went to the next step and I booked a day care date. My dog didn't even look back as I dropped her off! Throughout the day Francis sent me pics and a video of how my dog was doing. It was clearly a great experience for my dog! I'm sold on Francis Q's services! She's great!
Frances provides an invaluable service. . .peace of mind while you're away. She's keeps open communication during your pup's stay and sends frequent updates. She's very professional and really cares about your pup.

I have an old guy who needs special attention so I haven't left him for the past two years. I'm glad that I've found Frances to watch over him because I know she'll take special care and I don't have to worry when I go on vacation.

I really appreciate knowing exactly how my dogs behaved while I was away. While they're my fur babies I know they're not angels and I like that Frances is especially observant.
As usual my dogs had a great time and I could relax and know that my dogs are safe and taken care of. I am so glad I found Frances!
Frances was awesome with Gingersnap. From our initial visit, it was clear that she is extremely professional and we trusted her completely with our dog who can be a handful. Since she has 2 little dogs of her own, she is experienced with their little quirks and knows how to handle them. Ginger has separation anxiety at times, but was completely at ease being left with Frances. Our pup came home happy and tired, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Frances to anyone else with a small fiesty dog!
Yet another awesome Vacay. Nothing but the best words to say about Frances and the care my little cranky chihuahua gets while he is staying with her.
As always leaving my old cranky semi blind semi deaf chihuahua in Frances's care is such a pleasure. I can't say enough lovely things about this family and how they care for my little man and cater to his special needs in his old age. I travel quite a bit, but never worry when I'm away cause I know Gio is in the best hands possible. The best!
Frances is great! She was kind, compassionate, and wise with our energetic little one, who felt safe and comfortable in her care. We are grateful to have found her, have already learned some good training tips, and look forward to continuing the relationship.
Molokai came home happy (and tired) and was in good spirits upon my arrival. I appreciated the photos and reports that Francis gave, she really cares about the dogs and how she shows up as their step-mom sitter!
Wonderful! Frances clearly devoted a lot of attention to my dog. He came home tired (from all the walks) and happy.
Francis is a very loving, caring host who makes sure our little furry friends are very happy and healthy!!
We highly recommend Frances. She took excellent care of our two Chihuahuas. She kept us updated and we never had a moment's worry. One of our dogs weighs only 5 pounds and I worry about her the most when we leave. But Frances expertly handled her and helped her incorporate into the pack. Thanks to Frances, because I knew our dogs were well cared for, our trip was worry-free.
I had never left my little pomeranian before his stay with Frances Q. Arlo and I both could not have had a better experience than with Frances. Frances takes small dogs only and no more than four at a time, including her own little dog. Arlo learned to socialize with other dogs.He was walked twice each day. There was lots of play time and cuddle time. His appetite was great. If I had never come back to pick him up, he would have been happy staying with Frances. She has such a way with these little animals. She is loving and firm at the same time. I had such peace of mind on my trip - and lots of pictures too! I highly recommend Frances Q.
Fabulous as always. Frances and Michal quite obviously care for all the dogs that come to them. It's great to know that our beloved little pug is in good hands and being well-loved whenever we're gone!
This was our first time leaving our dog with anyone, so we were very nervous. But after talking with Frances and having a meet and greet the day before the actual day totally put our minds at ease. Our Lulu (dog) had a great time and we were more than pleased with our experience. When we return to Portland we will definitely us Frances' services.
Francis and Mycal again were fabulous. We are so comfortable with them and so is Lexi. They even took her on their beach get away! They are so kind and caring and very knowledgeable about our little dogs.
Frances is the number one place I want to leave my dog. She is very knowledgeable about dogs and their habits. She keeps them well exercised and taken care of. We love the photo updates we get while we are away. Our dog, Addie, loves to go there. This last time, when we dropped her off, she was pulling my husband as hard as she could to get into her house. Addie always comes back to us clean and brushed. She's a very responsible and extremely nice and caring dog sitter.
Frances is always a pleasure to work with: communication is easy, she's accommodating for drop/off & pickup, and from the text messages and photos she sends it's clear Alfie has a fantastic time. He arrives home happy, healthy, and tired!
I recently moved from LA to Portland. In LA I had lots of friends and family that would watch my dog, Captain Awesome whenever I needed to travel for work. In Portland I knew no one and was very uneasy about leaving Captain with a stranger. After researching several DogVacy profiles, I came across Frances and the scores of positive reviews for her and Mycal. We set up a meet and greet and I left feeling positive about the arrangement. What I didn't anticipate is how much he loves it there. I turn into their street and he is jumping up and down in the car, excited to get inside and see them. They are professional, loving and very knowledgeable about doggie behavior. I receive nightly photos and fun updates about his day. Both of us are so very lucky to have met Frances, Mycal and Angel.
My 1 year old terrier mix, Maggie, simply loves Frances! Maggie stayed with Frances for almost a month while my family traveled overseas. Frances emailed updates and pictures almost every day. She took such great care of Maggie: walks several times a day, trips to parks and around the neighborhood, playtime and snuggle time. Maggie had fun AND SHE CAME BACK BETTER TRAINED than when we left! Frances helped socialize Maggie so that she now rides in a car better and walks on her leash better. What a bonus!

I wholeheartedly recommend Frances. We have left our dog with her 3-4 times now, including the month long trip, and Maggie does just great. We will certainly book more dogvacay stays with Frances.
I previously reviewed Frances the first time my mini-doodle, Atticus, stayed with her. Since then, Frances has watched Atticus two other times. Everything I said in my previous 5-star review still stands, I just wanted to add more. What I find simply phenomenal is that as soon as Atticus sees where he is, he's instantly happy! His instant tail wag tells me all I need to know about how his stays with Frances go.

As others have said, she sends daily detailed texts and pictures which are great. And, it's clear that she is careful about which dogs she'll watch so the pups can get along and have a great time.

After 3 multiple-night stays, Frances is my first pick to take care of my pup when I need to travel!
Frances was great! She sent me detailed updates (with pictures) everyday. And she was patient with my dog, who needs time to warm up to new people and dogs.

My dog got plenty of walks, lots of love and playtime with the other dogs. I would definitely have my dog stay with her again.
If you are hesitant at all about who should watch your dogs while you are away do not hesitate! I was very nervous about leaving my dogs anywhere and did a lot of research before I left. I moved to Oregon from CA so I never had to find a sitter for my dogs since I always had tons of family that would watch my dogs for me so to say I was nervous was an understatement. My older dog Chewy is 11 years old and can be kind of a grump and definitely has his quirks which made me worry about leaving him. He also has some health conditions and is on a lot of medication and supplements. After the first day when Frances sent me an update with pictures of my dogs I knew they were in good hands. Even Chewy looked relaxed (and he is very easily stressed and has anxiety). When I picked my dogs up they were very happy and were well taken care of. Even Chewy which doesn't like everyone had warmed up and loved being there. I would definitely recommend Frances to anyone and will only be bringing my dogs here when I need to go out of town so that I can have peace of mind.
Frances was a great host. She sent daily pictures with updates on how max was doing. At no time did I worry that Max was not being well cared for. I will not hesitate to use her again.
I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a dog sitter.
Frances is a wonderful person! It has been a blessing for my family to have found her. She has welcomed my puppy in a way that has calmed all my worries. She is knowledgeable and diligent about making sure all goes smoothly. She is kind and truly cares about the doggies she looking after.
I know my little guy will be happy and safe when with her and her family! Thank you Frances!
My 1 year old terrier mix, Maggie, is a little timid of new people but she loves other dogs. We did a meet-and-greet so that Frances could determine if Maggie would do well with her mix of other small dogs. Maggie passed the audition so we made a dogvacay reservation. Two weeks later, when we left Maggie with Frances, we were sure we'd made the right choice. Maggie took to Frances quickly. Frances texted me pictures and updates each day and Maggie was calm and happy when we picked her up from "Camp Frances."
A wonderful experience for me and for our Norwich terrier, Alfie. Frances sent daily text & photo updates, so I could see that our little guy was having a great time. It was a great chance for him to socialize and spend time with other dogs. Dropoff, pickup, and all communication was easy. Thanks!
Frances and Mykal were absolutely wonderful. Frances is obviously very knowledgeable and experienced, as well as caring and a total dog-lover, and we could tell that Murphy had a great (calm, fun, loving) experience with the other two little dogs in her care. She also sent us photos and texts while we were gone so we could know how our little guy was doing, which was wonderful. We'll be back!
I could not be happier that I found Frances! Finding a good pet sitter for my Maltese, Stevie, was my biggest concern when moving to Portland from North Carolina this year and I immediately liked Frances from the moment we did the meet and greet. I know Stevie loves her too and she had a great time during her stay. Frances sent me updates and pictures every single day, took Stevie to the park, gave her the medicine that she has to take and even gave her a bath before we came back from our trip. I honestly feel just as good about leaving my fur baby with Frances as I do leaving her with family. I will definitely use her again and I know Stevie can't wait for her next visit.
Great experience with our dog Cutie. She is 10 months and had a great time with Frances, Mycal and Angel! Great walks and lots of love and interaction! They even brushed her which is no easy task!! She has somewhat curly hair and a ton of it so it takes lots of tlc and patience. Frances and Mycal took the extra effort to ask me and then to stay consistent with the discipline and commands we use at home which was a huge help to Cutie, I'm sure. Thank you to Frances, Mycal, Angel and DogVacay for allowing our vacation to be stress-free with the comfort of knowing Cutie was in great hands!
Alfie and I had a wonderful experience with Frances! She was very accommodating with drop off and pickup times, texted us lovely pics of Alfie having fun with other dogs, and reassured us that some of his behavior (he's an energetic terrier) was entirely normal. Really hoping he has another chance to stay in her home. Thanks!
Frances was an excellent host! I could tell from the meet and greet that she loves what she does and that makes all the difference! She made sure to send lots of pictures and updates of my tiny pup, Atticus, while my husband and I were gone for a week. When we returned she provided even more details about how he did throughout the week. I would definitely book with her again!
Frances was knowledgeable, kind, and was a great sitter for Furry! She sent us pictures so we could see how he was doing. It was reassuring to know he was in great hands while we were away and missing him. Thanks so much!!
Francis, Mychal and Angel were great again. Lexi had such a great time at their house. They take such good care of her. She comes home very happy. Thanks again!
I have 2 very pampered Yorkies 2 years and 4 months old. Frances and Mykal took them onto their home and loved them as if they were their own. I wouldn't trust my babies with any one else!
Frances was such a fantastic host! She watched my dog, who can often be a bit temperamental, for 3 days. From the moment I dropped him off, I knew he was in great hands. She checked in regularly with photos and texts letting me know how well he was doing. There were other small dogs there too, so I knew he was in great company. I would absolutely recommend and use Frances again!
Clementine has stayed with Frances, Mychal and Angel on 3 separate occasions and a 4th stay is already planned. Our shy and quiet dog has come a little more out of her shell with each visit. From our very first 'Meet and Greet' to our last pick-up, they have proved to be friendly, thoughtful, and highly capable hosts.
Frances is amazing! My Yorkies were well taken care of and came home happy pups! I recommend Frances to anyone who loves their pets as much as I love mine!
Francis, Mychal and Angel are great. My Lexi came home from her vacation happy and pooped from playing and having fun. Will definately be using them again.
We were looking for 'accommodations' for a smaller (18#) indoor dog where he would be well cared for and still be given his daily run. Our concerns were would the hosts have genuinely feeling toward him and yet at the same time would be 'coolly competent' in caring for him.

After our 'pre-accommodation' meeting we both felt very comfortable in leaving Mondo in Frances' care and after our return, completely vindicated in our decision. When we picked him up he was happily in the company of several (small) new friends so adding to our expectations.

Frances' stewardship over her wards is highly competent and completely compassionate.
What a wonderful home with such loving people and animals. I felt very comfortable leaving bandit for 24 hrs. Frances made sure I knew that bandit would be well taken care of. This was even more clear when I picked him up the next day. Bandit was very happy and tired when he left which tells me he had plenty of play time. I would highly recommend doggie day are through Frances. I know Bandit can't wait to go back!
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