A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Hi! My name is Dori. I am a mom to 2 teenagers, Kayla & Brandon (18 & 15), and 4 furbabies. We have 3 dogs, Sophie (Chihuahua mix,12), Lacie (Chihuahua,8), and Sub (Husky/terrier mix, 3), and 1 cat, Ella (Tabby, 12). I'm a BIG animal lover! I’ve always had pets and couldn't imagine life without them. I have my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, and taught for a bit, but I've always wanted to work with animals. That's my true passion!
After being a stay at home mom for 10 years, I wanted to do something that I not only loved, but also worked with my kids' school schedule. I started pet sitting for Dogvacay & Rover, and eventually went off on my own. I’ve been providing pet care for about 9 years, and absolutely love it! I love offering a cage free home setting, where the dogs are part of the family, or being able to take care of pets in their own homes, where they're comfortable. Our guests get the personal attention that the commercial kennels simply can't offer. Though both traditional kennels and vet boarding have benefits, some dogs are more suited for one-on-one care while you're away. Your furbabies are not confined to a small space. They are welcomed into our home, including being able to relax on the couch, have regular potty breaks and outside play, sunbathe on our deck, socialize with other dogs, play with toys, and get plenty of belly rubs! They can even sleep in bed with me! I always send daily updates with texts, photos and/or video letting you know how your pet is doing. I am passionate about providing your pet with the very best care while you are away, and know first hand how important it is for your pets to be in an environment with the least stress as possible. I treat all the animals that I take care of as my own. Expect them to be loved and spoiled!
SERVICES AND RATES
A Meet and Greet is required before any service. It usually lasts around 30 minutes. This meeting should be scheduled at least 48 hrs. prior to the first stay/visit. The meet and greet is FREE.
At the meet and greet visit for boarding or daycare, , we will ask/answer questions, tour our home, and meet the dogs and family. This meeting is for both you, and your dog to attend. If we all (us, you, & your dog(s)) feel like we are a perfect match for your needs, we can move ahead with booking the dates that you need. The information form needs to be filled out, signed, and given to me before the start of service. You can download it here, print it and fill it out, and bring it to me at our meet and greet. If you're not able to do that, then I'll give it to you at the meet and greet, and you can email or text it to me before the stay, and bring the hard copy when dropping off your dog. All dogs must be non-aggressive. They will be evaluated at their meet and greet on their temperament with other dogs and people in order to stay.
For the meet and greet for drop in visits, I will come to your home and we'll discuss detailed instructions on how to care for your pets at your home. Please try to have your paperwork filled out to give to me.
There is a holiday charge of $5 per visit/day for the following holidays:
Easter Weekend (Friday-Monday), Mother’s Day, Memorial Day Weekend (Friday-Monday) Father’s Day, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend (Friday-Monday) Thanksgiving Week (M-F), Christmas-New Years (December 20-January 2)
$50 Cancellation fee if less then 24hrs notice.
Payment is due before the end of service. If you're able to pay before the service begins, that will be appreciated. I prefer cash, check, or Zelle. Please make checks out to Dori's Doggie Domain.
Dogs under 50 pounds, and over 1 year old welcome. Neutered males only & no females in heat.
$30 per day per dog (24 hour period, ex. 8am-8am). Anything over 24 hours is the daycare rate.
To help prevent tummy aches, we require pet owners to bring the food their dog is used to eating. Bring enough food for the entire stay and a few extra helpings just in case, and any medication your pup will require during their stay, I have extra bowls, beds, treats, blankets, and toys, but you are welcome to bring your own if you think it will make your dog more comfortable. Make sure your dog is wearing a collar with name tag. If you don't have one, then I will provide one with my information. For pick up and drop off, text me when you get here, and I'll bring out/come out and get your dog. I do this for the safety of the other dogs. Vaccinations & heartworm and flea/tick preventative required.
Leaving your pet while you travel is a major concern for many pet owners. I strive to maintain a home like environment for your fur baby when they stay with us. I don't use crates, unless requested by the owner, or if a "time out" is needed. They are a welcome member to my family, and live right along side of us. They are free to roam the house, and are welcome on the furniture. I have a big, fenced in yard to go potty and play. I also have no set drop off/pick up times, but do prefer it to be between 7:30am-9pm, but I'm very flexible!
Do you work long hours? Does your family like spending the day at the theme parks? Do you want your pet to get socialization? Bring your pet in for the day or even just a few hours to play, socialize, and get their energy out! In my home daycare setting, I allow for safe and happy interaction.
Doggie daycare is great for:
Dogs with special needs, including seniors, and those on medication
Pet parents who work long hours
Dogs with separation anxiety.
Dogs under 50 pounds, and over 1 year old welcome. Neutered males only & no females in heat.
1-4 hours- $15 per dog
4-8 hours- $20 per dog
8-12- $25 per dog
DROP IN VISITS
Is your pet more comfortable at home? No problem! We can pop in on them during the day, one, two, three, or more times, so that you are worry free while you're away, or at work. We will assist with potty breaks, walks, feeding, litter box cleaning, giving medication, playing, and plenty of belly rubs! We can also bring in mail & newspaper, put out garbage can/recycle bin, water plants, adjust lights, and make sure that your home is secure.
Any age, size, or type of pet.
Visits & dog walking
15 minutes- $15, 1st pet, $1 each additional pet
30 minutes- $25, 1st pet, $1 each additional pet
1 hour- $35, 1st pet, $1 each additional pet
SOME HAPPY GUESTS
Positive reviews from awesome fur parents like you help others to feel confident about choosing Dori’s Doggie Domain too. Could you please take a minute to leave a review on the following sites, and share your happy experiences? I will be forever grateful. Thank you in advance for helping me!
Jennifer P. said "I'm Dori is amazing! She took excellent care of my pup while I was away for a few days and I’m beyond happy with her service. Without me having to reach out to her she would send me updates and pics of my pup every day which made me feel so much more at ease seeing how happy he was with Dori and her family. I would highly recommend her for all your pet sitting needs, thank you Dori!!"
Aelish B. said "My dogs loved staying at Dori’s - a home away from home where I know they will be loved and cared for.
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Beth H. said "I have what my vet calls a "Diva". She really doesn't like anyone or other dogs. I was very nervous leaving her anywhere. Dori knew exactly what to do to make her and me feel comfortable. Now I never worry if I need to be out all day. She's great! Highly recommend!"
Jessica M. said "I highly recommend Dori. She stayed with both my dogs during the hardest time in our lives. One of my dogs specifically does not like other dogs, but got along with the others. She constantly texted photos and I felt at peace. Super sweet and affordable."
Brad C. said "Dori took great care of our golden doodle, Cooper, for a week. She provided daily texts and pictures as to how he was doing and made us feel very comfortable that he was in good hands. She provides a great home environment and we would not hesitate leaving him with her again. I highly recommend her."
Ann R. said "Dori took care of our sweet little maltipoo, Harrison. It was the first time we had left Harrison and it was comforting to know that he was in good hands. We really loved getting the pictures and updates."
Joseph K. said "Dori was amazingly hospitable for @Jakeypup. Her home is perfect and accomodating for dogs! Access to a doggy door and loving family around the animals made Jakey feel right at home."
Alice G. said "I am a mom to two furry babies, a Shih Tzu Dog and Maine Coon Mix Kitty. Dori provides excellent care for them both and always follows the directions I give her for their care. My dog is on medication and she gives it to her at ease and that is not an easy task even for me. I use her for both daytime and overnight sitting in my home. I am in the medical field and my days I work are not always the same and she is very flexible with times and days that I need her to come in, even if I give her a short notice. My babies LOVE her and I know she cares for them deeply because they are very happy when I come home, which has not been the case with other sitters I have had. Dori is a wonderful individual and I definitely would recommend her to anyone seeking excellent care for their beloved furry babies."
Rebecca D. said "Dori has been a lifesaver to this busy pet mom! I travel frequently for work and my two dachshunds love staying with Dori and her family. Dori also checks on my kitty at home and spends time playing with her so she's not lonely. When I'm home my work days are very long --Dori checks in on my fur kids and lets me know that they are doing fine. I'm so glad I found her through Oviedo Connection and I don't know what I'd do without her!"
Melissa D. said "She is the only person I have trusted to care for my dog! She is so nice to my dog and is truly the best!"
Jing Z. said "Dori and her husband took such good care of our fur baby for the week when we were gone. We were so fortunate to have found her. Our dog played with her dogs and she sent me pictures. I definitely recommend her.
Tricia R. said "Dori is the only person we will leave our bichon with. She is amazing with our dog and loves her as her own. She is reliable, friendly, caring, and an animal lover! If I could give 10 starts I would."
Paul B. said "My wife and I used Dori to take care of my dog Zeus last August. She did a great job. Dori updated us daily and sent us pictures, and made us comfortable during our absence. Highly recommend!!"
Lauren D. said "Dori watched our beloved Boston Terriers while we were out of town. She kept me updated with pictures and texts. I never once had to worry if they were being loved and taken care of. Everything was clean when I picked them up and they were so happy. I highly recommend Dori and my pups will be going back soon."
Traci V. said "Dori is the best! She took care of our feline fur babies while we escaped to the beach. It is clear she loves and cares about animals so much. She stayed in contact and even sent updates to let us know our girls were not only okay, but happy and loved. We look forward to traveling again and we will use Dori in a heartbeat!"
Tanya A. said "We highly highly recommend Dori and her family to dogsit.We have two special needs elderly pugs and everywhere we turned to said NO. Not Dori! She and her family were so accommodating to my dogs special needs with meds and she treated them as her own! Thanks Dori and Steve!"