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Zelmira & Zoe M.

107 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 22 hours
  • 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

Zelmira & Zoe's Resident Pets

Judy (GiGi)
8 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds or Reptiles

Zelmira & Zoe'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

About Zelmira & Zoe

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We love having well socialized dogs and puppies that need to be socialized, as we do take care of multiple dogs at a time. If you would like your pup to have a more one on one experience please request a custom quote and we could make those accommodations.

Hi! My name is Zoe. My mom and I are true animal lovers and are willing to take care of your pets when you are away. Just about 4 months ago we adopted a new dog named GiGi, she's seven years old and is a papillon mix. She's very mellow and good with other dogs as long as they give her some space. There it always someone home. My mom, grandma, or dad keeps an eye on The dogs through out the day (This is usually while I am at school). we also have recently moved into my grandmothers house. She has a huge backyard with plenty of room to run. She is also a huge dog lover and enjoys our guests coming over to her house. I have been taking pet care classes at the Career Center for the past 3 years and I have had other experiences with animals in the past. I have attended a Happy Pet seminar at the VT vet school. I also volunteer at the AWLA once a week in the small animal kennel and cat kennel. My mom has decades of experience with taking care of dogs and other small mammals. Even though meet and greets are not mandatory we still would prefer to have a meet and greet to get a feel for the dog and make sure our cat Chester and our newest addition to the family(GiGi) is comfortable.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Zelmira & Zoe M.

107 Reviews
69 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 22 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 18, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Zelmira & Zoe's Home
$46 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Zelmira & Zoe's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$60 /hour
$30 /bath
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107 Reviews
Always so wonderful!! We would use them again as we have several times!!
First week and we had 3 walks. They sent me videos everyday and my dog was so happy. She was previously abused to she is reserve around strangers but completely warmed up to them. They are great and will be my go to walkers!!
Zelimira and Zoe are woonderful! Their cozy house in south Arlington is doggie heaven: full of adults and kids who love dogs and a big fenced in back yard. I brought Oscar for daycare, and he absolutely loves it. It tires him out completely and he passes out in the car on the way back. I love knowing that he's getting lots of exercise while I'm at work, and I'm glad he's with people who truly love animals!
I have a young male Vizsla who requires a lot of attention and exercise. Zelmira and family sent me videos of dog playing outside enjoying himself. I felt much more at ease seeing my dog comfortable in another home. Allowed my dog to sleep in bed as well. I was very appreciative. Would use again in the future.
My 3 month old puppy, Chef Curry, had a wonderful daycare experience with Zelmira and Zoe! They were very welcoming and made sure he was comfortable with his surroundings and the other dogs. I really enjoyed the video and photo updates during the day. Communication was great. We'll definitely come back!
Zelmira and her son are very caring and flexible with dogĀ“s needs. Thanks a lot!
This is truly a family business. Our pup loved his time at Zelmira's home. He came home tired then he started to cry at our door because I think he thought he could go back outside to play with the dogs he had been playing with all day! Highly recommend and we will be returning customers.
Zelma and her family are great with Bree. She loves spending time with them and is greeted with lots of affection. I highly recommend using them
Shandy loves to go play with other pups at Zelmira's. All the dogs get along and Shandy gets lots of exercise.
We always love the care and pictures that Zoe and Zelmira provide of Shandy!
Great experience. Our dog loved his time at Zoe's house!
Zelmy and Zoe are always the perfect hosts. Plenty of love and attention, and photos to show us how our Marley is doing.
Ellie had a wonderful time staying with Zelmira. There was lots of playtime for a very active pup and she loved it. The daily video updates were great. We'll definitely use Zelmira again.
I love this warm and very dog friendly family. My dog Lucia is a rescue and does not do well with change. She snuggled right into Zelmira and Zoe and enjoyed her stay. Zelmira kept us apprised of how she was doing through photos, videos, and texts.
Thanks so much for taking such good care of our baby. We look forward to our next vacay!
this is for dog walking - Zelmira showed up as agreed & was responsive to text messages.
Zelmira & Zoe took excellent care of our dog Lily. We were in town for a few days and they were able to take Lily with no problem. We got updates on how Lily was doing every day. Everyone in the family was really nice and from the moment I met them I knew that Lily would be in great hands. I would highly recommend Zelmira and Zoe.
Zelmira is the greatest pet sitter you could ever want. She really cares for all the dogs she petsits and is very knowledgeable. She's also extremely flexible with drop off and pick up times. My pup gets so excited when we pull up at Zelmira's house and the picture and video updates during the day makes it so easy to know how much fun my dog is having.
Zelmira and Zoe were great!!
Diego had a great time on his vacay playing with other dogs and he settled in quickly. Zelmira & Zoe shared videos and pictures each day.
Can't imagine a better first-time boarding experience for our small puppy. Zoe loved on our pup like she was her own. Excellent communication. A plus for pups is that Z&Z board multiple dogs, providing a pack experience. High recommend!
Zelmira was a great host for our puppy. Great communication and was able to work with our dogs's anxiety. Lots of space and everyone was a true animal lover. Highly recommended.
I am so very grateful to have found Zelmira! My ten month old pup Jaxx loves it at her house and he goes regularly twice a week! He comes home tired and very very happy! Thank you for all your wonderful care! Rachael
Zel and Zoe were gracious hosts for my girl. They sent videos and pics to let me know she was doing well. Will definitely bring Leila back.
Olive had a great day! Zelmira was very kind to send a little video of the dogs playing in the backyard. This has been great for Olive. Thanks!
Tommie had so much fun with Zelmira and Zoe this weekend that he did not want to leave when we picked him up!
Zelmira and Zoe are great and take really good care of our dog Franklin, making sure one of them is always around to watch him because of his severe separation anxiety. They also send us lots of photos and videos and make us feel so comfortable about having to leave Franklin. I definitely recommend them, especially for a dog that likes to run about outside in their yard!
This was Olive's first day of daycare and she seemed to love it! Zelmira and family were all working out in the yard when we arrived and Olive jumped right in. There were several other dogs who welcomed Olive, and she must have had a great day -- she was exhausted when she got home.
Thanks for keeping her happy and safe while we were out!
Zelmira and Zoe were amazing. When I brought my dog back she was so happy to be back which just shows how good Z and Z were. I highly recommend them!
Zelmira was so amazing. I used her dog walking services, and she sent me so many pictures, short videos, and messages giving me every detail of how the walk went, how my dog was behaving, etc. There is a reason she has so many 5 star reviews!!
We needed a place for our dog Boots to stay at the last minute and they were great!
Outstanding! We had not boarded our Golden Retriever in quite some time and we were very anxious when it became necessary to do so during our trip. We were very comfortable with Zelmira and Zoe after our initial interview. During our trip, they provided us daily video and photo updates to let us know how our Merry-Belle was doing. Those updates put our minds at ease and let us enjoy the trip. Merry enjoyed her stay as much, or more, than we enjoyed our trip. We will board with Zelmira and Zoe again and will be recommending them to our friends.
I was so lucky to find Zelmira and Zoe! They took amazing care of my dog and sent me great pictures and video every day. I couldn't be happier with their service and I will definitely use them again.
ZELMIRA & ZOE definitely have a little doggie happy place. It is good for dogseller that like to be around other dogs.
Shandy loves Zelmira and Zoe! We always get great pictures and updates!
Z&Z are wonderful and take such great care of my Cal!
Zelmira and Zoe took care of our very spoiled and very old miniature poodle for 10 days in August 2016. This is like an eternity for our baby and for us. We were very concerned about leaving him, as he is on the "senior" side and we are used to being around him most of the time. We were so pleased to receive a photo or video(!) every single day we were away. Zelmira worked closely with us to prepare for drop off and pickup and was willing to administer meds if needed. We were pleased with the care that Corky received. It allowed us to enjoy our vacation without worrying about him.
Olive had a great time with Zoe and Zelmira! I loved getting all of the pictures and videos!
Zelmira was wonderful at communicating with us! I really appreciate all the updates. Our pup Penny had a great time playing - almost too much! She got scratched on the eye by another pup while playing and Zelmira was great about it. She updated me with pictures and iced Penny's eye for me until I could get there after work. Penny came home each night exhausted from playing all day and was excited to go back each morning!
The whole family is very caring.
This is Charlie's 2nd time staying with Zoe and Zelmira. He has a great time and is well cared for. I also love that we get plenty of pics and videos while he is away so we always know how he is doing. We will definitely book Z&Z next time we are away!
Zelmira and Zoe were fantastic. They always have a house full of dog guests so it's apparently the popular place to be! My dog loves their big yard and all the play time (and nap time on the couch.) They are very responsive and sent me updates all weekend. My dog came home rested and content and I was able to enjoy my weekend away knowing he was in good hands. This will be one of our regulars hosts for sure!
Pebbles and Eevee sure had a great July 4th weekend with Zoe and the family. They had a blast and the family was great to take care of our dogs. Thank you again for looking out for them.
Pebbles and Eevee had a great time with Zoe and Zelmira. We could not be happier with them taking care of our fur-babies. Thank you!
Eevee had a wonderful time staying with Zoe and Zelmira!
I booked Zelmira and Zoe at the last minute for a week stay because my original
Host had an emergency and had to cancel. They arranged a meet and greet the same day, and were very accommodating. My 3 year old boxer, Radley, was happy and tired when we picked him up. He loved the other dogs in the house and the big yard to run around. We got pictures and videos every day. We were so happy with his stay, and will definitely be using Zelmira again!
This was my dog's second stay with Zelmira & Zoe and it was another great experience. This is now my dog's official home away from home whenever I go away. What a relief to know he has a caring and attentive family to take care of him when I can't! Zelmira and Zoe do a great job. I highly recommend.
We have been boarding our dog Sugar with Zoe and Zelmira for several years. They are perfect hosts, and we now feel so comfortable leaving Sugar in their home, knowing she will be treated like family. Our most recent visit reminded us why. Sugar had an unfortunate, but unpreventable, accident that required minor medical attention - as any pet owner knows, sometimes these things happen, especially with curious and resourceful pets. We were notified immediately about what happened, and Zelmira was so gracious and helpful. She took time out of her busy day to take Sugar to the vet, and helped put our minds at ease - especially since I was out of town. She was also very familiar with DogVacay's policies and the availability of insurance coverage. We've had years of sitting visits without any issues, but I can say that our last visit really solidified how grateful we are that Z&Z are such wonderful hosts!
Our dog, Honey, was well loved and taken care of by Zoe and Zelmira. She loved spending time outdoors while they gardened. Thank you!
I am so glad I found Zelmira and Zoe to take care of my little French bulldog last weekend. Not only is it a great family atmosphere, they have a large yard and a family pet to keep your pet company. I definitely feel like Mia was loved and cared for while I was gone. I would definitely book with them again and I plan to do so in the future!
My dogs came back happy and tired. Will definitely use Zoe again!
Max had a great time with Zelmira and Zoe. He can't wait to go back. He enjoys being around people that want to love on him and play. Max has visited Zelmira and Zoe a couple of times in the last few weeks and has been well taken care of.
I left my toy poodle with Zelmia & Zoe for the first time over the weekend and am extremely happy! He was well taken care of, and Zelmira & Zoe were extremely easy to communicate with, responsive, and attentive to my special requests. Jackson seemed very happy and relaxed when I came to pick him up. I especially appreciate all the special attention from Zoe's grandmother and that she let Jackson sleep in her bed with her. I have already booked another visit for Jackson with Zelmira & Zoe for later in the summer and am looking forward to making this his home away from home whenever I need a dog-sitter from now on.
Cricket had an excellent time with Zelmira and Zoe. They were very responsive to all our questions and sent us lots of pictures while we were away. Would definitely recommend them and we will be sure to use them in the future.
I'm so happy I found Z&Z! My dogs are a little difficult (yappy, escape artist, unsure of strangers), and I was nervous about leaving them. The positive experience started with a meet and greet/house visit with my dogs, after which I felt very comfortable bringing the boys back for their stay. The entire family is incredibly kind and caring with animals. I received lots of photos while I was away. They were gracious enough to watch my Betta fish, too. And Z&Z were very accommodating with my schedule. I had car problems during my trip, and they had no problem keeping my littles another night. When I picked my boys up, it seemed they would have been happy to stay longer! Thank you!
So amazing! such a wonderful family to take care of your pet. feels good to send your dog to a loving home. we received daily updates with pictures. our pup had a great time. HIGHLY recommend.
Zelmira and Zoe are the best! Shandy got to bond with other pups. They kept us updated with photos constantly. We felt great about the entire Vacay. Shandy loved Abuela! Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing you again!
Zelmira and Zoe were wonderful with our dog even training him a bit too. Highly recommended!
Zelmira & Zoe have a great backyard and my dog, Dev, seemed to really enjoy himself!
We are so thankful to have found Zelmira and Zoe! They took such wonderful care of our 4 month old Goldendoodle puppy. Oliver was well taken care of and we had peace of mind getting photos and updates on how our puppy was doing. We will most definitely use them again! Thanks so much!
Very accommodating to our travel schedule. We enjoyed the photos while away as well. Will use again.
We left our 6 month old Sheepadoodle puppy with Zelmira & Zoe and couldn't be happier! Willa came home happy and tired from all the playing. Zelmira & Zoe create a comfortable and happy environment for your dogs. Willa can't wait to go back!
Max and Chloe were well taken care of while we were gone! We got a number of pictures of them throughout the weekend and they looked to be having a great time. Max and Chloe would definitely stay here again.
My dog has anxiety that made him got kicked out of the local daycare but he had so much fun at Zelmira and Zoe's house! I highly recommend the place!
Zelmira and Zoe were great! Very sweet, flexible, easy to arrange things with. And Cupcake had a great time chasing tennis balls, lounging on the couch, rolling around and running in their big backyard, etc.
Beau has a great time at Zelmira and Zoe's! Didn't seem as happy to see us as we expected:( He is going back for a week stay soon - I know Beau will love it!
Grace had a great experience and loved the big yard. It was clear that Zelmira and Zoe gave her very loving care.
What a great time Buster had. He loved being with Zelmira and Zoe and I loved knowing that he was well taken care of.
mara loved it!
Excellent as usual. They are family to our dog, and my family at this point. They love my dog as I do.
mara loved her stay!
Buster had a really long visit with Zelmira and Zoe and enjoyed himself as usual. I can enjoy myself when I am away knowing that Buster is getting the best of care. Peggy Howard
Z&Z did a great job with Jordan. They handled our dog's diverse medication schedule without issue. Jordan had a great time with all of the extra attention.
Wonderful experience! great communication that made dropping off and picking up so easy and smooth! thanks so much!
This was a very pleasant experience for me and the dog. He came home happy and well. Zelmira and Zoe are knowledgeable and patient with roger.I am very pleased with the care they give roger while I'm away.
Another wonderful visit for Nola with Z&Z - thanks!
As always, Charlie came back tired and happy!
Zoe and Zelmira were great with Snickers and seemed to genuinely care about his well being. They took care to give him his daily medication, and kept me updated on him while we were away. He came home happy and looked great.
Great host!
We did a doggie daycare day to see how Snickers get's along with Bailey, Z&Z's poodle. Snickers has Addison's disease and should not have a lot of stress. Snickers and Bailey did great, Snickers returned home happy and calm. Zoe is great with dogs and was very loving to Snickers, which he and I really appreciated. Thanks so much and we look forward to an overnight stay soon!
Zelmira and Zoe took great care of our Albie! He came back one happy (and clean) pup. Thank you both so much and we hope you would take care of Albie again in the future!
Remy always has a good time at Zel and Zoe's. She comes home exhausted from all the playing every time!
Zoe and Zamira are delightful people who clearly enjoy and know how to care for dogs. As "hosts" for my goldendoodle, they were gracious and accomodating.
Thank you so much Zelmira and Zoe! Roxy had a great first stay with your family and Bailey the dog! She'll be back!
It's a great environment for a dog. They have a yard and a really calm dog (Bailey) that is good for our beagle.

They were super understanding and accommodating and sent us pictures of Markham during his stay.

Highly recommend!

Thanks Z&Z&Dad.
As usual, Buster had a great time with Zelmira and Zoe. He feels right at home and bounds into the house and greets everyone like it is his second home. Thanks Zelmira and Zoe for welcoming Buster into your home.
The third time I've used them. Excellent again.
Pros: Teddy seems to have had a lot of fun--he came home very tired! Cons: I had a difficult time getting responses to my text regarding dropping Teddy off and my phone call regarding picking Teddy up.
Buster had a great time with Zoe and Zelmira. It is such a great feeling to know that he is so well taken care of. Thanks so much Zoe and Zelmira
I really miss dropping off my little girl Zoe with Z & Z! She always has such a ball and knows when we are headed over to their house because she can never get out of the car fast enough!
Charlie has stayed with Zoe and Zelmira about 10 times now and he will continue to be a loyal customer. He comes home happy and tired and I love all the updates Zoe and Zelmira send - they really care for him. Not only that, they're extremely flexible with pick up and drop offs. I would give a 100 star review if I could!
Great a second time too!!!! Zoe is so loving.
Zelmira and Zoe were great. Very flexible about drop off and pickup times. Highly recommend.
Sugar stayed with Zoe & Zelmira for three nights. As far as I can tell, she had a great time! Very easy to work with on scheduling and pick-up/drop-off, and I really appreciated all of the updates/photos while I was out of town. Strongly recommend, and hope to work with them the next time I have to travel.
Gabby has stayed with Zelmira and Zoe many times now. When we pull up to the house she's always very excited and when I pick her up she's tired and happy. They're very accommodating with her old age needs and medications. I never feel bad about leaving her there because I know she's well taken care of and enjoys her stays!
They are excellent! Zoe is a real dog lover and can make your dog feel totally at home. My dog came back relaxed and in a good mood. Very different than when I took her to a conventional kennel. Great!
I'm a repeat customer because Z&Z are wonderful to my Nola. She always comes back to me happy. :) Thank you so much. Leslie
Buster had a great play day at your home with his two other furry friends. Thanks for taking such good care of him.
Buster was excited to be spending another day with Zelmira & Zoe and his special friend, Bailey. He came home tired and happy and I enjoyed the day out without worrying about Buster and knowing he was in the best of hands. Thanks Zelmirea & Zoe.
Rosie had a good time staying at Zelmira and Zoe's. She loved playing with their dog.They took good care of her, and treated her like their own. They were easy to communicate with, and flexible with drop off/pick up time. Rosie will love to stay with them again in futures.
Buster had a great time and came home happy and tired (that was the idea). Since this was his second visit with Zelmira and Zoe he knew he was going to have a good time and eagerly went up to the front door. A very good sign.
Buster had a great time with Zelmira and Zoe. They sent pictures showing him playing with their dog and with their son as well. It was a great vacay for Buster and allowed me to enjoy myself as well knowing that he was so well cared for and happy.
Zelmira & Zoe were fantastic hosts for my dog, Ellie. Z&Z were great on communication and I was sent photos regularly which kept me updated on how Ellie had literally become part of their family. It was great to know she was so well cared for while I was away.
I was nervous about leaving my high-energy, high-demand 6 month old puppy for the holidays, but Zoe's clear passion and love for animals put me at ease and I felt very comfortable leaving Dexter with her. Zoe sent me several pictures and updates throughout Dexter's stay that showed he was truly being treated as part of the family. Upon picking Dexter up it was very clear that he'd been taken great care of; Zoe and her family are wonderful caregivers and did an excellent job with Dexter--I would leave him with them again in a heartbeat. My most sincere thank you, Zoe+fam!
Zelmira and Zoe were great! Gabby came back a happy, tired dog. They were accommodating to her difficulty with stairs, gave her her pills, and let me pick her up later due to the snowy conditions out. Gabby will definitely be back! Thank you so much:)
Zelmira and Zoe did a great job with Rebel. He didn't seem to be bothered when I left him and he seemed happy upon my return. Zoe really loves dogs, and it shows.
Zelmira and Zoe were very accommodating to our dog Henry during his stay. He had plenty of outdoor space to run and didn't seem like he wanted to leave when we came to pick him up! Zelmira was very flexible with pick up and drop off times since we were on a tight schedule. Great experience and we would love to use them again on our next vacation!
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