Daphned. - NorthWales PA - A intuitive ability to understand & communicate with dogs!
As every dog owner knows, dogs are as diverse and individual as anything can possibly be. Their temperaments, quirks, likes and dislikes, fears and strengths vary widely. New situations, people and environments can greatly magnify or change their behavior. This is especially true when they are away from home and with other dogs, which is why choosing the right place for your dog is so important, and why l am so happy to recommend Rafaela. It takes sensitivity, patience, stamina, skill, confidence, gentleness, love and organization to manage a business as successfully as she does, and she possesses all these traits and more -- an intuitive ability to understand and communicate perfectly with dogs and their owners. There are dog care facilities that are good at one or the other, but Rafaela manages to excel at both. Her care is impeccable, as is her attention to detail and realization of owners' requests and/or requirements. The facility is a dream come true for any dog (or human for that matter) with space for energetic dogs to work out, and the more sedentary to relax and enjoy life. I often wish my dog and l could spend the weekend there together, with Rafaela looking after us, of course!
A Dog Whisper - Best dog care we have ever received
Rafaela is no ordinary sitter she offers specialized individual care which made a huge difference in our dogs anxiety. We have had issues with leaving our dog with sitters because he would get anxious and shake we couldn't figure it out. In short Rafaela nailed it by assessing him for a week and then started with behavior modification. Our dog no longer has the anxiety he had with previous dog sitters And he loves going to Rafaela's!! Just some advise to other dog owners.. I'm sure somewhere there are great dog sitters out there however we had bad luck finding one. If your sitter isn't qualified to properly pair dogs - your dog can get psychologically traumatized or hurt or both without you even knowing. Most sitters take in dogs for income without regard to how they would get along with other dogs - with absolutely no training or skills. Here's a small tidbit of information - we used a reputable local public daycare facility, came early to pickup we were told we will get your dog. (I could hear dogs barking and strange whimpering coming from the back of the facility). So I walked back all dogs were in wire cages! A couple of the dogs we so frightened and shaking! So when you think your dog is playing all day at a public daycare guess again! I was then told they let them out at certain times to play which was quite different from what we were told about their program at the initial appointment! Don't know about anyone else but I'm not paying for my dog to be in a cage for most of the day - I can do that at home! We will never know exactly what was happening to our furry love or how he was treated when we left him with other sitters/dogs but obviously it wasn't a positive experience for Brado who is so sweet and submissive - we feel horrible this happened to him! We highly recommend and want to thank Rafaela (dogsitter247.com) for her loving dedication to all dogs! The Cullen Family! Be careful. Dogs do bully other dogs!
If I was a dog, this is where I would go on vacation. And I would go often. I have
recommended Rafaela to friends and they go repeatedly.
Dawn M.- Conshohocken - Best in Montgomery County!
Amazing Dog sitting service!
Amazing Dogsitter and very good with my puppy! Gigi has a lot of playtime and seems very happy when with Rafaella. She sends lots of updates and it's like Gigi's second home. Very attentive and great with my puppy! Gigi loves it! Nice yard to play in and run! Rafaela is great with my puppy and proving excellent care! She has a great yard for my puppy to run and play. I feel confident when leaving my puppy and know she is in good hands!
Best dog sitter ever!! I wouldn’t leave my dog with anyone else. She perfectly matches my dog with playmates. Sends me pictures and videos whenever my dog is there. I’m so thankful to have found dogsitter247!
Cathy06 - Best Dog Sitter
Rafaela gives our dog great care. Our dog is a senior dog has has some health issues but I feel totally comfortable knowing Rafaela is caring for her. We receive daily updates along with photos and videos. Our dog receives daily walks along with lots of attention. Our dog is going on vacation when we drop her off at Rafaela. I wish we could bring Rafaela with us when we head to Florida.
David Kanter VMD - Dogsitter247 is a quality day care service.
A genius idea to incorporate individualized care needs and health care. I've had the pleasure of working with the lady that started dogsitter247, she is exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced providing the most dependable, secure, and safe dog care available. As a veterinarian I don't often recommend outside services, however I do refer my patients in need of specialized dog care services to Rafaela at dogsitter247. I highly recommend dogsitter247
ReneeMil - Best Dog Daycare in Blue Bell PA
Dogsitter247 is highly recommended by our veterinarian. Rafaela is awesome! For years I didn't travel or even go to a movie because I didn't want to leave my dog at home alone or in
a kennel. Unless it was the vet (they put her in a cage) I wasn't able to find anyone private who had the medical knowledge in special care. Because she is so tiny (2lbs) I also didn't want Chloe crated or with other larger dogs for fear of her getting hurt. She has medical needs and must have shots on time as well as supervision 24 hrs due to neurologic issues and special food. She requires a lot of love and attention. Rafaela is a Angel in disguise, I now go for weekend getaways and feel confident that Chloe is safe and comfortable having great fun.
I receive video and updates daily. A Awesome Service!
Provided lots of love, attention and special care to my dog. Attended to all medical, dietary needs, as well as activities. Exceptional private Special dog daycare service.
The Best of the best specialized dog care!
JenniferH. - Longwood FL - 5 stars!
Rafaela is Knowledgeable, professional, and lover of all animals. Daily walks and photo/video updates!
theonlyheidi - Philadelphia 5 star doggie care!
Rafaela is an absolutely amazing blessing to anyone who has the need for a nurturing, safe, fun evironment for their dog or puppy. Full day, overnight and extended boarding optio s take the stress and worry out of going away. She truly IS the best of the best..
dleodora - Safe and Secure
Tugger loves the yard and the special attention he gets when he's there. It's his second home.
And we feel really comfortable dropping him off in the loving care of Rafaela.
Cathy K.- Fort Meyers Florida - Best Dog Sitter
Rafaela is by far the best dog sitter we have ever used. She matches our dog with other dogs with similar personalities. Our dog gets plenty of attention along with fabulous walks. Rafaela sends us daily updates along with photos and videos. Once this summer, our dog required emergency vet care, Rafaela contacted us and took our dog for vetenarian care. We wouldn't go anywhere else for doggie care!
BethMedberry - Wonderful Experience and Fantastic Care
HeidiE.- Glenside PA - Amazing doggie caregiver!
Rafaela is an amazing doggie caregiver! The play and exercise area, both indoor and outside is beautiful and zen-like. Multiple daily walks off property in the beautiful wooded area, and behavior assessments (and help with modifying any behaviors of concern) are a wonderful bonus to her business. When we leave our pet there for the day or overnight, Rafaela is always very communicative about how his day(s) are going, and able to be reached quickly if any issues arise. Honestly, if I was a dog, this is where I would want to spend my days! She is truly a wonderful care giver and trusted friend to our pet!
LorreC.- Chesterbrook - Excellent Dog care and awesome service!
Dogsitter247 is dogs best friend literally. Over the years my husband and I have used various public dog daycare/boarding facilities and a few private dog sitters. At best 2 were mediocre and the rest well lets say emphasis was more on financial gain instead of treatment and care. To us it is equivalent to leaving our young child at daycare and trusting they are getting the best care possible. In our experience that wasn't the case, so you can imagine when we found Dogsitter247 we were elated. Rafaela paid special attention to gus'es needs and took the time to understand his personality which made a huge difference in his quality of life with other dogs. Gus'e now goes for daycare play dates and is the happiest we have seen him. Rafaela is careful to pair dogs for daycare with complementing personalities. Certainly Rafaela's skill is a rarity, offering a level of individualized specialized care that no one else does. She truly loves what she does. It is a huge relief to know that Gus'e and Aeple are in good hands with a level of care that surpasses all others. This service is not like a regular kennel there is a limit on how many dogs. So if you want information do what we did email, or call them as soon as possible. Rafaela responded to our email within 20 min. We highly recommend this service.
Ken J.-Amber PA - Provides the exact services she promises!
Our miniature poodle Rocky has the canine equivalent of Alzheimer disease. He began to
experience dizzy spells when he was 13 years old, about September of 2015, and had a full
evaluation at University of Pennsylvania at that time. Shortly thereafter, he also tore his ACL
and underwent ACL repair in January of 2016. We discovered that steroids diminished his dizzy
spells, and he has been on Prednisone since then. We had been unable to vacation or even leave home for more than a few hours since Rocky became ill; he needs individual attention, and, even though we discussed the situation with his local veterinarian, we could not find anyone to give me respite until we found Rafaela's business card at the local restaurant.
We kept the card for several months before calling her. By then Rocky had become more confused, and he is also nearly blind and hard of hearing. He wears diapers , although he also is taken outside. He still loves to eat, and does still appear to enjoy our company, and we just were not ready to let him go quite yet. As it was becoming impossible to care for him at night (a symptom of the disease is insomnia), we finally called Rafaela, and she has been helping us out now for about 6 months. She advertises that she is available 24/7 , and that she does hospice work and special care for dogs, and she is true to her promise in every way. Rocky is often up until 2 or 3 am, and she sits with him and adjusts the fan, gives him snacks and massages, and generally watches over him until he can sleep. She manages his evening Tramadol, and she is willing and able to handle any and all physical and emotional situations that arise from hospice care. She is as much of a dog lover as my wife and I are, and that is a pretty strong statement!
She is always calm and kind with Rocky and with all the dogs in her care.
We enjoy seeing Rafaela and all of the dogs when I pick up and drop off Rocky. We find that
we can talk to her about all of the end of life dog issues we are experiencing. My wife is a physician for humans, but having an aging dog is in a different category, and the veterinarians today, in our experience, are not particularly empathic. It may seem excessive to use "hospice" care for a pet, but we know that there are many of us out there who are not that quick to euthanize, and we certainly need help during that last period of time. Rafaela's prices are very reasonable for how much she is able to help us, and she has mentioned that she will work with pet insurance plans that cover hospice. We cannot recommend her more highly. She provides the exact services she promises, and you will not regret bringing her into the "family" it takes to care for aging animals.
Kbyoungster- Our Demi is treated like a princess!
Demi's Favorite Vacation!
Marion J.- Lansdale - Highly Recommended! Fantastic dog Service!
Awesome dog personality pairing for playtime so there are no more than 2-3 dogs at a time. I don't have to worry about our dog getting injured by other dogs making the experience a happy play day. A safe, clean, quiet environment with a skilled specialized care professional. Well worth the money which I think is reasonable in comparison to the type of individual service provided. We have a very happy dog!
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Cocooconnell - Love love love her! And so do my pups!
I can't say enough about the great care and affection that Rafaela gives our dogs. She is amazing. She has a heart of gold to the animals she watches and to the owners as well. There is never a concern when our dogs are with her. She shares video and picture moments that let you know that your dog is in a great place. Our dogs adore her and so do we!
Lauren W.- Warm, wonderful, knowledgeable care for your precious pup!!
Next to you, the best care for your pup!
My dog comes back happy, well fed, well walked, well cuddled, & well loved.
Constant pictures and videos during her stay show her relaxed and happy!
KathyJan - The Best Dog Daycare!
We are thrilled that Dogsitter247 was able to have a opening for dog daycare. We get daily updates and videos of our dogs activities. They offer a home environment and because its specialized care it not crowded or overrun with dogs like other dog daycare facilities. Our dog gets individual attention, love and special activities. Dogsitter247 also offers personality match for play dates. We have a happy dog! Highly Recommended!
We have a small dog with special disability needs, which makes it difficult to find daily special care. At Dogsitter247 Tiny received one on one attention as well as a properly matched gentle play date. It was difficult to get tiny to leave he was so happy there and loved running around freely as opposed to the vet cages. Tiny obviously loved Rafaela. We are happy customers.
Dogsitter247 is fantastic!
Ann S.- Philadelphia
Rafaela is the very Best Dog Sitter for a special needs pet. Fully trained to handle any medical situation. She is totally in tune with my pets needs. A diabetic dog needs to be watched closely and she does just that! Beautiful yard and walking area. She also helps with training and makes great recommendations. I highly recommend and I'm very happy with this service.
CharlesT.-Norristown PA -What all dog sitter should be.
AubrieC - Blue Bell, PA - Best Dog daycare in Montgomery county!
Excellence in medical care!
The very best dedication, love and care our dog has have ever received from a dog sitter. Rafaela is no ordinary sitter she offers specialized individual care which made a huge difference in our dogs anxiety. We have had issues with leaving our dog with sitters because he would get anxious and shake we couldn't figure it out. In short Rafaela nailed it by assessing him for a week and then started with behavior modification. Our dog no longer has the anxiety he had with previous dog sitters And he loves going to Rafaela's for play dates! Just some advice to other dog owners.. I'm sure somewhere there are great dog sitters out there however we had bad luck finding one. If your sitter isn't qualified to properly pair dogs - your dog can get psychologically traumatized or hurt or both without you even knowing. Some sitters take in dogs for income without regard to how they would get along with other dogs - with absolutely no training or skills. Here's a small tidbit of information - we used a reputable local public daycare facility, came early to pickup we were told we will get your dog. (I could hear dogs barking and strange whimpering coming from the back of the facility). So I walked back all dogs were in wire cages! A couple of the dogs we so frightened and shaking! So when you think your dog is playing all day at a public daycare guess again!
Dogsitter247 did a fantastic job working with our dog. The Anxiety issues from being caged and the other care providers inexperience in pairing dogs are now a remote memory. Dogsitter247 did assessment - conclusion was fear anxiety, treatment is behavior modification. And it worked! It took a lot of patience and time but now our dog is no longer afraid of crates, no longer bites, no longer shakes and no longer has anxiety around other people and especially dogs. Thank you Dogsitter247.
Kathy J.- Highly Recommend their dog daycare
A fantastic specialty service for dogs that is personalized to meet our pups needs. Our Max loves going to daycare and has been carefully paired with 2 other dogs that fit all their play styles and personalities. The yard is beautifully manicured with stone walls and gardens for the dogs to run and play puppy tag. A loving home environment with huge front porch and comfortable interior. Dogsitter247 is exactly what Max needed. We are so lucky to have found Dogsitter247 and
highly recommend their services.