If you want to truly relax on your vacation and not worry about your animals while you're away, hire these 3 people. They are highly organized and caring dog sitters. They treated our dog like he was part of their family and kept me at ease while I was away with updates and photos.
The long: Our dog, Duke, has been asked to leave more than one boarding facility for being "difficult." He has separation anxiety, trouble with thunderstorms and loud noises and strangers. These sitters were the first to actually listen to me regarding his high-maintenance needs and instead of backing out, they completely embraced him for who he is: a lovable pup!
They had me fill out a very thorough questionnaire before he stayed with them. It covered everything! They used that info and what I told her about his anxieties and came up with a plan to keep him happy, comfortable and feeling secure. While I was away they emailed me updates and photos, so that I could truly relax and enjoy my trip, knowing that my dog was in excellent care.
I can't say enough great things about our experience with them. They truly opened up their hearts and home for our dog and made him part of the family while we were away.