Neither my husband nor I have ever lived a day in this life without at least having one - and more often than not surrounded by multiple dogs in our home. To date we have fostered 16 puppies for Save Ohio Strays (until becoming a foster failure when we adopted the last of our fosters.... hey, it happens!) - We have two dogs in our home - a 12 year old Australian Shepherd and a 2 year old Maltese/Pomeranian. Due to our little one's size, we can only host smaller breeds at this time.
We KNOW what animals need and we strive to give them comfort and care and promote their confidence in us as caretakers. I am a graduate of Akron University's Vet Assistant program and am in very close contact and friends with local veterinarians.
Our guests are treated like family and interact with us in a safe and loving environment. Each visitor receives individual attention. We do require a meet and greet before the little ones come to stay.
We charge $25 per night and are extremely flexible on drop off and pick up times. If you are interested in a meet and greet, please use the tab for contact information.
Please read owner reviews after viewing the pictures of some of our guests - we are proud of our repeat guests who have become a part of our family.
"My dog was the happiest I’ve ever seen him! They loved him like we do and I think he truly enjoyed being with another small dog. I moved to this community only one month ago and it’s such a relief to find Susan’s caring home for my little Chico. He will be back!"
"Susan takes wonderful care of Max!"
"Susan was wonderful! Allowed us to have great peace of mind while on vacation for the week. We especially enjoyed the daily video updates that Susan sent us. Would recommend Susan very very highly!"
"Absolutely an animal lover. Charlie came home tired and better behaved."
"Susan was great. The only problem is that if you take your pet there, they may not want to come home. On previous vacations we kept Molly at the Vet and she pretty much lived in a cage until exercise time. At Susan's, she was free to run and scare the chickens. It was difficult getting her into the car to come home. We got several videos on her progress and saw how much fun she was having. If my wife ever left town, I hope she'd board me there. It seemed like a lot of fun."
"Waldo really loved his vacay with Susan, this is the first time we ever boarded a pet and I am blessed with having chosen Susan!!!"
"I asked my Vet if they knew and recommended anyone who pet sat in their home. They gave me Susan's name and phone number. I called Susan shortly before leaving town on a 2 week family vacation. She was very happy to take Bailey for the stay. I felt very comfortable leaving Bailey in her loving home. He was well cared for and definitely pampered. Susan also sent me pics of Bailey during his stay. I would recommend Susan's DogVacay to anyone. I plan on using Susan in the future for Bailey."
"Susan is confident and at ease with dogs, and the other animals, on her beautiful property. It is obvious to me that my dog is comfortable with Susan and her husband, and has the opportunity of becoming friendly with Susan's dog, Emily, and piglets! I receive photos and videos while I'm away, and can relax, knowing that Dexy is in good, responsible hands."
Susan was amazing! She responds quickly and her place is beautiful! Our dog had such a fantastic time, it was like going to dog Disneyland for him. Susan even sent us updates on how he was doing and she topped it off with a cute video of our dog "dancing" with her's......which made us all laugh, yet made us all feel comfortable that he was having a good time too. We would highly recommend her....permitting you don't take our spot."
"Susan was amazing with my beagle Ellie Mae. I was nervous to leave Ellie Mae with a sitter for the first time especially for a whole week. After first meeting Susan, seeing her home and her pets my nerves were at ease. Ellie Mae got to run around her large farm property daily and had so much fun. Susan sent me videos and pictures everyday of Ellie Mae (of her playing/sleeping/socializing which helped ease my mind as well. I would 100% recommend Susan for a pet sitter. Caring, loving, attentive and treats your animal as a guest. Already decided to have Ellie Mae stay with her again for my next trip in August. Thanks Susan -- could not have asked for anything better! xo"
"Sam enjoyed his stay at Susan's. She seems to genuinely love all animals and treated our dog like one of her own. We will be back"