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As so many people ask me for referrals for pet sitting, I have compiled this reference list.


NOTE:  I do not know everyone posted on this list.  It is a list I complied from information I received from various local pet owners and facilities.  Some of the contacts are from people I do not know at all, but were referred via others to me. As they appear to be big animal lovers, I have included their info too.  However, I cannot vouch for their reliability or service. I highly recommend you research each person you consider to determine if they are the right fit for you and your pets. 


 *       Indicates sitters that I personally know and/or have used and recommend

**       Indicates sitters people I personally know who others used and liked

***      Indicates sitters I have heard of and are supposedly reliable

****     Indicates services or people I do not know, but were recommended to me

+        Indicates please tell them that Julie at Dog & Friends referred you


*+ Orlando Canine Country Club (OCCC)

5027 Patch Road, Orlando FL - Near OIA airport so easy drop off if traveling by plane



*+The Canine Clubhouse

(Same owners of OCCC)

6525 Old Winter Garden Road 

Orlando, FL32835



**+ Rocky's Retreat Canine Health & Fitness Center

They also do overnight care and have a fenced in courtyard for play time & walks

2826 Shader Rd, Orlando FL 32828


Owner:  April Cox


**+ Florida Wild Veterinary Hospital

115 E Euclid Deland 32724


This is my holistic vet.  They have overnight facilities for pets.

Vets:  Erin Holder and Lisa Mason


**+Bass Pet Resort & Spa

1043 S Bass Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746  



**Colleen Gordon -She & her husband overnight sitting in your house 



**+Mark Greathouse/Greathouse Training.  Will sometimes dog sit.  



**+Ms. Emily B&B

5307 East Colonial Drive #102 Orlando, FL 32807



***Dog Mahall

Curry Ford Rd


***Dog Day Afternoon

1015 Sligh Blvd.  Orlando, FL 32806



***Eastman Escape    Open room, were working on creating separate rooms for dogs 

3377 Forsyth Rd Winter Park, FL 32792



***Pet Paradise   All indoors – no outside play area

5601 Butler National Dr.   - Near OIA airport so easy drop off if traveling by plane


***Jackie Ghirla 407-716-5790


***Jessie Raddatz dog  walker who works at the Lake Nona Woof Gang







This is a website with a group of dog sitters.

Misty P or Uncle Ronnie’s were recommended, but many to choose from


****Purrfect Harmony Pet Sitting is great.

licensed/insured business and come to your home



****Elaine Girardeau Brown    310-989-8961


****  (party of Pawsitive Action training facility)




****Happy Paws


****gone PAWfect    321-203-9954


****Adelle sits in her house. Owns 2 small male dogs. 321-332-2597



This is an article on the web that you may find helpful.  It highlights some of the above facilities, as well as some others not mentioned above.


“Voted as best in area in 2014”


1. Orlando Canine Country Club

Nominee for: Doggie Daycare, Boarding, Grooming

5027 Patch Road, Orlando, FL

"…Best place for your pet to be happy and safe. Great staff that is so caring and clean, spacious facility. The web cams and huge backyard are just tw…"


2. A Little Pet Inn

Nominee for: Doggie Daycare

3700 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL

"…Mikki and her staff are the best when it comes to taking care of my Terrier Mix. They know how to handle all the different temperaments and learn how …"


3. Dog Day Afternoon

Nominee for: Doggie Daycare, Boarding

1015 Sligh Blvd, South Orange Orlando, FL

"…We boarded our two canine babies for the first time in 2002, and researched four different facilities. Dog Day was the last one we visited, and as so…"


5. Happy Paws Pet Resort

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare

12693 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL

"…I am so lucky to have a world-class pet care facility just a few miles from my home. I live in East Orange County, and have been wishing for years …"


6. Woof! Orlando

Nominee for: Grooming, Doggie Daycare, Boarding

3529 Edgewater Drive, College Park Orlando, FL

"…Woof! Orlando is a great experience for my 2 Airedales. The new owners have built on what the previous owners did and have made so many improvements. …"


7. The V.I.Pet Resort

Nominee for: Doggie Daycare

Multiple locations

"…First of all, let me start by telling you how clean this place is. It is wonderful. We are new to the area and were very anxious about taking our Ai…"


7. The Dog Mahall

Nominee for: Doggie Daycare

Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL

"…Dog MaHall & Cats 2 is great and conveniently located near the airport. We drop them off on our way to catch our flight. We have been boarding our d…"


7. Fur & Feathers Pet Resort

Nominee for: Doggie Daycare, Grooming, Boarding

1230 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, World Map Winter Garden, FL

"…We boarded our 7 month old puppy in this resort, people were unfriendly, I asked to see where my puppy was staying, the guy working the front said we …"


7. Preppy Pet Suites

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare

55 W Michigan St, South Orange Orlando, FL

"…Chad, Dave and the staff at Preppy Pets in Orlando are the nicest bunch of peeps. The kids love visiting while mommy and daddy are away. The staff tak…"


7. Melbourne Preppy Pet

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare

4045 Dow Rd St 105, Melbourne, FL


7. A Pet's Palace Resort and Day Play

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare

11709 S Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL

"…Other than home, there is no other place that our dog Mia would rather be. She LOVES "A Pet's Palace"! She usually begins to whimper with joy as soon…"


7. 5 Paw Hotel & Salon

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Grooming

1040 Plaza Drive, Kissimmee, FL


7. Pampered Paws

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Grooming

4061 W State Road 46, Sanford, FL

"…Al and his staff are great!! When I tell my dog he is going to play with puppies he jumps around and runs to the car.. and when we get the parking lo…"


7. Puppy Dreams

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Grooming

703 Vineland Rd, Winter Garden, FL

"…Puppy Dreams is AMAZING!!! Their employees have such HUGE hearts!! I love taking my puppies there. I have been boarding my puppies there for the last …"


7. The Grande Paw

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Grooming

3439 13th , Saint Cloud, FL


7. Deltona Doggie Day Care

Nominee for: Boarding, Doggie Daycare, Grooming

265 Fort Smith Blvd, Deltona, FL


7. K-9 Kingdom

Nominee for: Doggie Daycare

3285 Boggy Creek Rd, Kissimmee, FL

"…My 3 dogs literally drag me to the door to get inside and play with their friends. They come home exhausted and satisfied. They have boarded for a wee…"






The above is shared information to assist a pet owner in their quest for a dog sitter.  All information furnished is from sources deemed reliable.  No representation is made as to the accuracy –this is just a reference list to use as a guideline for your research.  It is the individual pet owner’s responsibility to research and determine which person or service they hire for their pets’ care in accordance with their needs and desires. Julie Jacobs, Pawsitive Solutions, Dog & Friends or any of their affiliates will be held harmless for any decision on care an individual chooses and do not take any responsibility for any injury, health issue or any other general issues that occur from the individuals choice of service.



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