About

My name is Julie. I live in a lake home on Lake Gervais in Little Canada, MN. I work from home and have a 7-year-old black lab named Shirley, who is submissive and sweet and an excellent playmate for other dogs.

I live with my significant other, Steve, and his daughter, Sami. We love dogs and enjoy playing with them and giving them lots of individualized attention.

We will only watch dogs who are not aggressive toward other dogs and get along well with other dogs and people. Since we play a lot down by the lake, it is helpful if your dog will come on command.

During your dog's stay with us, we provide plenty of exercise and strive to make their time as enjoyable for them as possible.

Julie, Steve, and Sami
Shirley

What we do

I provide dog boarding and daycare services in my home, which includes regular exercise based on their preferences. A tired dog is a good dog!

During the spring, summer, and fall months, we start our day at around 6:00 a.m., and I take the dogs to the dog park or down to the lake to swim and fetch balls. During the winter, we play fetch, go for a walk, or go to the dog park. Then they have breakfast and take a nap. They get frequent potty breaks and eat dinner late afternoon. After dinner, we play some more until they are good and tired. Then they relax for the evening, have a snack, and go to bed.

I have watched dogs for many years and will provide your dog plenty of individual attention, love, affection, and play time during their stay.

While you are away, I will text you updates and photos so you can know your dog is in good hands and in a very happy and loving environment. Hopefully this will help you enjoy your time away from your dog knowing you don't have to worry about a thing relating to their care.

To schedule a boarding stay or daycare date, call or text Julie at 952-212-1268.

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Shirley jumping off the dock

Reviews

★★★★★ “Julie’s home was dog heaven for our yellow lab! Treats, bones, swimming, retrieving, and lots of love. It is so obvious that Julie is a true dog lover. Her care for our dog reminded me of how it was when we left our children with their grandparents – they’d get lots of spoiling and lots of love, and I never had a worry about their care. What a gift! Thank you, Julie!” – Gwen N.

★★★★★“Julie was great with Elsa! It was our first time leaving Elsa with a non family member. Julie was so great at letting us know how Elsa was doing and sending pictures of her. This was truly a dog vacation! They went to the lake and the dog park and Elsa loved playing with Julie’s dog. She was one tired dog when she came home. I have already recommended Julie to friends. I wouldn’t hesitate to have Julie watch Elsa again.” – Lori M.

★★★★★ “Julie was a perfect dog sitter for the weekend! Couldn’t ask for better. Very accommodating to my schedule, and our dog was exercised very well. Julie’s dog was the perfect companion for our dog, also. She was responsive to inquiries and kept us updated with pictures throughout our dog’s stay.” – Billy K.

★★★★★ “Julie is an amazing dog sitter. She responded to my inquiry within minutes and welcomed Sophie with open arms. During her stay, Sophie was treated like a queen; daily walks, play at the dog park, bones, and, most importantly, time with Julie and her family who are genuine dog lovers. Julie sent texts and photos regularly and was very flexible with drop off and pick up. Highly recommend. Thanks for my worry-free vacation!” – Susan A.

★★★★★ “Great care, communication, and love for my dog Cruzer. I would definitely recommend.” –Duane S.

★★★★★ “Julie was fabulous with our dog Gabby. Having her at home made it so easy on Gabby since she’s used to having us around all day. Highly recommend her!” –Terri E.

★★★★★ “Julie was very attentive to our older Golden Retriever and communication was a breeze. We felt very happy with our experience.” – Claudia P.

★★★★★ “Julie watched our big, energetic golden retriever Charlie. Julie sent pictures and updates letting us know Charlie was having a great time. We were concerned about the frigid temperatures that blasted MN during Charlie’s stay with Julie, but Julie smartly kept the dogs from too much expose to the elements and found ways for them to let their energy out inside. Charlie was returned to us healthy, happy, and worn out from a week of activity. We will definitely book with Julie again!” – Robert G.

 

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