Amelia, my Australian Labradoodle is my beloved companion. 

Amelia is my baby, my family. I got her when she was 8 weeks old and we’ve been inseparable ever since. She’ll be turning 8 in July, it’s wild how quickly time flies. Having a dog is a wonderful thing, I get unlimited snuggles and unconditional love every day. While I’d love to be able to stay at home with her all the time, that’s not always the case. With work, going out with friends and travel, there are times when I can’t take Amelia with me and am in need of a safe place and person to care for her. This can be tricky because I’m selective on who I’m comfortable with watching over her.

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That’s where DogVacay comes in. DogVacay is an online community that connects dog owners with 20,000 vetted and insured pet sitters across the US & Canada, ready to care for your pup in their home or yours—and love them like a member of the family while you’re gone! You can arrange for overnight stays with sitters and now day time daycare! Here in Seattle there are a ton of awesome pet sitters on DogVacay. Their website allows me to search sitters near me in my neighborhood, I can select people who have dogs in their home or people who don’t have dogs. I can read through reviews and arrange meet-and-greets with potential sitters to see if they’re a good fit. Once Amelia is with a sitter I get pictures and pup’dates on how she’s doing throughout the day, which makes me very happy!

After having used DogVacay quite a few times this year I can’t image sending Amelia to any kind of kennel or boarding facility. I love the the piece of mind I have knowing Amelia is getting to spend one on one time with a human or humans while I’m at work or away. The average cost for daycare with DogVacay is just $20, very reasonable if you ask me.

I’m excited to share a special code just for you to try out a free day of DogVacay daycare for your pooch. Head over to and use the promo code, ‘MollieInSeattle’ at checkout.

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Gap dress // Gap denim jacket // Karen Walker sunglasses // Ralph Lauren bag // Valentino Rockstud flats (similar under $100) // Kate Spade earrings

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On Amelia, Lupine collar and leash

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Photos by Jefté Sánchez


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