ABOUT ME

My  Name is Dionna and I have LOVED animals my ENTIRE LIFE and have an affinity for dogs especially (GOD spelled backwards). I have never been without a dog. I started off the early age of five caring for our family Scottish Terrier, Scottie, as a puppy until he was 13 years old. Then, I fell in love with Dachshunds; like they say "you can't just have one," so at one time, I had three males (Rusty, Rex & Riley) for almost 10 years. To date, I've rescued seven (my eldest, Missy, who I was gifted at the age of 11 weeks old lived a full and MUCH LOVED  life for 18 years old). My current, mini-Doxie, Riley (featured on my Home page), is an easy-going little guy who loves everyone, is placid and docile. He's famous for his kisses, if you don't mind having your face licked. We enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, playing tug and fetching, which is an unusual and unique interest for the breed.  My one and only cat was an orange tabby named Magic, but I haven't had any more kitties since him as he was a one-of-a-kind feline who thought he was ​a dog! LOL! 

 I've been a Reiki Master (attuned '98) and offer healing energy to any fur-baby for calming energy is there's a storm approaching, a minor injury and the like.  I also use alternative medicine such as homeopathy, herbology, etc., as needed. 

hope you'll reach out to me to care for your beloved four-legged(s) and/or winged feathered friends (sorry, no reptiles, please).  I very much look forward to hearing from you. Many blessings, Dionna

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

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Nicole G.

"When I met Dionna, I immediately knew she was a natural with animals as well as a skilled caregiver and true professional. This became even more apparent when Dionna took care of our 3 dogs and 1 cat while we were away for two weeks. Throughout our trip, Dionna kept in contact and sent us stories and adorable photos and videos of our animals. This naturally put us at ease knowing that our animal family was happy and well cared for. In the weeks leading up to the trip, communication was clear, and it was obvious that Dionna was interested in the details regarding our pets so that she could give them what they needed. Due to her skill and compassion, we never once worried while we were away. That peace of mind is so very valuable when far away on vacation! We came home to a spotless house and VERY happy animals. In fact, Dionna worked so well with our one year old dog, that she was calmer and more well behaved than when we left. That's dedication! I will recommend Dionna to everyone in the area and am so very glad that we found her and look forward to using her services again. Dionna and Divine Doggie Daycare are a true gem!"

June 2019

Melissa S.

"Dionna took loving care of our dog and our two cats and put our minds at ease while we were away. Dionna was thoughtful and sent us pictures of all the pets a few times, which was so comforting. Most of the time, with other pet care options we don't even get regular texts saying everything is ok, and you always have that little worry that something might have happened, but with Dionna I knew all along that everyone was well, happy and affectionately cared for. Plus, when we came home, the plants had been watered and the snow was cleared from the deck, which was above and beyond what we expected. We're very satisfied and will definitely be using Divine Doggie Day Care again!"

Feb. 2019

Miraya Y.

Thank you so much for helping us out at the last minute!​  We appreciated the photo updates, Tyson looked very happy!  Thank you, too, for going above and beyond with leaving our house clean, washing the linen and making the bed.

Sept.  2019


Rob K.

We have left our five fur children in the care of Dionna on multiple occasions and for over a week, at times, and we never have the slightest worry about them. Dionna is extremely professional and we trust her like she was part of our family. We have animals that are special, to say the least, and she has a fantastic connection with each of them. I highly recommend her to anyone that needs to know their animals are in capable, safe and loving hands while they’re in her care.

Oct 2019

Susan M.

Dionna took care of our two cats and high-maintenance dog for a few days around Christmas. At her wise suggestion, she also came for two pre-holiday two-hour sessions so they could all get to know each other a bit. Dionna was very professional, especially in her strategy for dealing with our dog Amber, who has been known to be suspicious of strangers and exhibit aggressive behaviors to maintain her distance.

Dionna wisely hung back and let Amber come to her, mostly reading her signals well to give Amber the space she wanted. That was the hard

part. For the rest -- taking care of the house, feeding, walking, cleaning up after all the critters -- Dionna did great. I couldn't ask for more. I highly recommend her services.

Dec 2019



Michaela K. 

Dionna has been caring for my 2 cats and 3 dogs roughly once a month since April 2019, and she is WONDERFUL. My dogs are all XL and can be a handful; she's got them wrapped around her treat-filled fingers! And my cats (who are a little spooky) treat her like a member of the family! I love that I get daily updates and photos, and I know I can trust my house and the health and happiness of my herd with Dionna when I'm gone. It makes vacations and travel for work so much easier. She is very communicative via various ways (text/email/phone) and she keeps the house spotless. I thoroughly recommend Dionna!

Jan. 2020

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Caitlyn L.

"Dionna has had dachshunds for furever! She's a natural with both dogs and people. She hosted me on Airbnb and is one of the most pleasant and thoughtful people I've ever met. Rest assured, your pet is in great hands with Dionna!"


Tyler M.

"Amazing animal care! Loves animals and supporting their owners."


Luz Elena M.

"I have known Dionna for almost 20 years and she is one of the most loving animal caregivers I've ever met."


Laura M.

I’ve known Dionna for several years when she lived in Florida and worked with the elderly and vulnerable population in an Independent and Assisted Living Community. She never does things half-way, so I know she is bringing the same energy, delight and love to caring for the animals in her charge as she did to the residents in Florida (including my Dad, who adored her). If I had a dog and lived in Vermont, there would be no question about who would care for my animal in my absence. You are lucky to have her in your neighborhood!

Melissa F.

"Dionna is a dog lover. She is very good with all dogs. I've never seen a dog who didn't like her. She is loving, caring, and responsible. I would highly recommend her to everyone for pet care!"



Alexa M.

"I highly recommend Dionna and Divine Doggie Daycare!! You cannot find a more caring, happy, fun and loving person or place to care for your four-legged family precious ones."


Olivia C.

"I have known Dionna for many years now, and I have never met anyone who cared for animals as she does. They are family to her and they respond in kind. She goes out of her way to cater to the “wee ones” as children. I trust her implicitly with my babies."\

Nic​ole G.

"I highly recommend Dionna! She has a beautiful personality and is incredibly professional. I knew that I could trust her with our animals the moment I spoke with her on th​e phone. The "Meet & Greet" process was stellar. Dionna took the time to get to know our animals and collect comprehensive information about them. She also gave us recommendations for one of our pets who was recently injured. What a resource she is! I am thrilled that we found her and excited to begin having her look after our precious animals. She is a bright light and a professional, for certain."


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