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Esther V


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Special Skills

  • Years Caring for Dogs: 27
  • Administer Oral Medication
  • Bella


    F, Age 5

  • Chico


    M, Age 6

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Dog Sitting Nightly Rate --

Daycare Rate $40/day

Checkups and Visits Rate (within 50 miles)$30/visit

Walking Rate(s) --

Training Rate --

Grooming Rate --

Bathing Rate $15/bath

Pick Up/Drop Off (within 50 miles)$25/one-way

Dog Boarding Rate $35/night

Property Type house

Outdoor Area large

24/7 Supervision Yes

Emergency Transportation Yes

Cancellation Policy flexible question bubble


• Full Refund w/3 Day Notice, 50% After


• Full Refund w/7 Day Notice, 50% After


• No Refunds

Last Minute Bookings Yes

Years Caring for Dogs 27

About Me

We provide a wonderful pet friendly family for your pets while their family is away providing indoor housing with great atmosphere along with responsible, reliable care, support & much love,so your pet can feel right at home. We will cater to your pets needs. We would love to spoil your pup :)
A very spacious home, large enclosed property, plenty of room to ' lounge' about in comfort and style with beautiful large garden to run outdoors.
We work from home and we enjoy our Doggie company.We will provide daily pictures and updates, so you can rest, knowing your babies are in good hands, receiving the best care.

We charge a 'per day' rate regardless of the time of drop off or pick up.

Dogs under 40 lbs: $35.00 per day
Multi-pet : $33 per day

Large Breeds: Custom quoted

Additional fee may apply for puppies under 1 year or Special needs.

Certain breeds are not accepted for the safety of smaller breeds. Preference is always given to smaller breeds for bookings as the safety of your pets is our highest goal.
We would love to be of service to your pets and be their extended family while you are away.
Dogs are a big part of our world. We have been involved here on Oahu with Rescue, Showing and on-going Education . Our experience helps us be great hosts with knowledge and care to make your dog's experience with us a great one!
All bookings/payments are processed online through Dogvacay only.
My calendar fills up fast, so finalize your bookings asap to reserve your pet's space. If you have any problem with bookings or the system is not allowing you to book certain dates.... please send me a general message I will customomize your booking for you.
I look forward to hosting your pup:)

Please note: We do not do drop off or pick up on Tuesdays.

Only Neutered and Spayed Dogs accepted.

Reviews (27)

Below are some reviews of Esther V from real dog owners who have used their services on!

Average Rating:
  • We were very impressed with Esther from day one. Our Chihuahua/Terrier mix named London had such a wonderful time. London was able to interact with the other dogs and gain the interaction she does not receive on a daily basis. It truly felt like a doggy daycare in a warm, home setting. We have booked future dates and look forward to working with Esther more in the near future.

  • Esther was a very gracious hostess, a calming presence when in company of several dogs. My boyz seemed to have adjusted well in our week long absence. Like any parents we were anxious, it was the first time for both the dogs and us. But this kind of "home away from home"-type environment has come such a long way from sterile pens and cages. Esther, thanks again for opening your home to our boyz!

  • Esther and Nick are amazing! Smoochie (our poodle) couldn't be left in better hands! These are awesome people and they know exactly what to do in order to give the best possible care to your pet! Smoochie always leaves Nick and Ester like he's had a wonderful, pampered and fulfilling vacation!!!! You won't find a better place to leave your "animal kids!" We guarantee your dog will be healthier and happier when left in the care of Esther and Nick! Mahalo and Aloha, Bob and Ruth Dunham

  • Esther and Nick are an amazing couple that give our "animal kids" the best possible care possible. They are well qualified to serve your pup and you will never be disappointed with the results. You're pup will feel like he/she has been at their own personal spa! It doesn't get any better than this! They treat your little one as another addition the their family!

  • Legend was well taken care of. This was his 3rd stay and you can tell that he is becoming more comfortable staying here. I recommend her to anyone that needs someone to watch their fur baby.

  • This is the second time Esther has cared for my Italian greyhound. When I dropped Jasmine off she was so excited to see Esther again. I am so blessed to have Esther .. I know Jasmine is safe and loved when I'm away.

  • We were referred to Esther from a fellow Italian Greyhound enthusiast. Much to my dismay, we had to leave our dogs - Paisley, a 2 year old Italian Greyhound, and Blue, a 3 year old (newly adopted) Whippet for a few days as we took a "honeymoon" or "staycation" after our wedding. We hate being away from our dogs, and seeing as both are sighthounds and are HUGE flight risks, we were very nervous to leave them with a stranger. Esther let us come over for a meet-and-greet to meet her, her pups, and to scope out the place. The location was gorgeous and spaceous for the dogs to play. Plenty of places to roam around, sleep, or do whatever it is that they decided to do while we were gone (most of the pictures Esther texted me were of them sleeping, which is nothing new, so I guess they felt right at home :-)!). Esther shared her experience with another Italian Greyhound who stayed with her for a few months, and she seemed to know all of the risks involved with the breed, which made me feel much more comfortable about leaving our babies. We decided to book with her and returned about a week later to drop off the pups. Seeing as our IG has separation anxiety and our Whippet was new (and we didn't really know how he would react to us leaving), Esther provided us with specific instructions to leave the dogs' stuff upstairs and exit through the downstairs once the dogs were distracted and couldn't see us leaving to get sad. As we were arriving, our IG actually broke out of her martingale and ran off down the road. By some miracle, I cornered her and got her, but I was absolutely shaken by the experience and was scared to death that I was about to leave her right after that incident. Esther took Paisley and separated her in an enclosed room from everyone and everything else to calm her down. I was sad leaving them, but our wedding was in a few hours and we HAD to go. :-( Esther was so kind in calming my fears by texting me pictures of Paisley cuddled up on Esther's bed and telling me that she was OK and that she was calming down. This made me feel so much better. Over the next two days, we received more pics of the pups sleeping, lounging, and playing. We also received text updates (so not just pics) that confirmed how they were getting along. It was such an overwhelmingly awesome experience to board our beloved dogs with someone who not only very clearly takes her clients and their dogs seriously as if they were her own, but it was so refreshing to have somebody who cared enough to take time out of their day to send us pictures of our dogs. We're obsessive with our dogs...we don't have children, we have our pups. THEY'RE our kids. It's scary leaving them with somebody you don't know, but Esther helped allieviate that fear. Even a few months after boarding our dogs with Esther, she has continued to text me with tips (our Whippet needs training, and she was kind enough to provide me the name/number of a trainer in Mililani)...but not only that, she texted me to see how the dogs were doing. Who else does that?! Normally after you're finished business with a place, you never hear from them again...nope, not Esther! She has texted specifically to see how our Whippet was doing after he had his heartworm treatment. It touched my heart so much that somebody would even still remember him or us, think of him or us, and care about him or us. THAT is why from here on out, Esther is on speed dial...if we need boarding, there are no questions as to who we will call or where we will go, for as long as we live in Hawaii and for as long as Esther is running Pet Ohana, our dogs will go on DogVacay with her!!! :-) Thank you so much Esther for the amazing experience!

  • Once again, Esther has exceeded our expectations. We feel our dog, Theo, has been treated as part of her family with the love and care we've seen. We love receiving the daily pictures of him and can clearly see he is having a wonderful time, which makes being away from him so much easier for us. We would recommend Esther highly and are grateful to have her available to take care of Theo.

  • We have been so happy with the love and care Esther has given our pup while we are away. He is so well taken of, we don't have to worry about him. And the daily pictures she sends are so reassuring to us that he is happy and comfortable!! After such a wonderful stay, I'm sure he will want us to leave more often so he can visit Esther!!

  • We are so very pleased and happy that our babies stayed with Esther while we were away. We could tell that they were well taken care of and given all the comforts of home. My husband and I cannot thank Esther enough for her very excellent care. We are very grateful to have found such a loving place for them to stay while we are away. Thank you Esther.....many blessings to you and your family!!!

  • Esther V, provided Honeygirl my dog with love and attention that I was looking for while on my 12 day trip. I appreciated the pictures while away. She was well cared for. Would recommend her to my friends.

  • We had good vibes about Ester from the very first meeting and judging from the pictures that we received that Becca had a wonderful time. We feel very comfortable to use Ester again.

  • Esther is a dog lover, so I felt much better leaving my very old dog with Esther. I got photo updates regularly. And Esther contacted me when my dog had an upset stomach. I think my dog got to hang out with Esther's family and other dogs a lot, which makes my black lab feel a lot better about being away from home.

  • We are new to Hawaii and Esther was the only place that was willing to take in my dog (he's 45 lbs and has not been spayed). She was very accommodating in having a meet and greet with us, and gave us the tour of everywhere Legend was allowed to go. Even though he only stayed overnight, she responded to my text asking how he was doing and even provided a picture. Since Legend was sad about me leaving and refused to move from the entrance, I could tell she did all she could to make him comfortable, and even followed up with how he was doing hours after I took him home. She also discussed on how we can try an alternative way to drop off on his next visit so he would not be so sad about the separation.

  • Esther has always been a five star sitter! She has been more than gracious and is so wonderful! She makes rock stars look like second hand citizens when she greets you and your pet at her home as she is gorgeous any time of the day... but her real beauty comes from within. It is priceless! Thank you Esther for all of your pictures sent to me on my Iphone and for all of your love and time with our Honi. Much Aloha, Candy

  • My Italian Greyhound "Jasmine" loves staying at Esther's house. I have been traveling for three months and was so concerned about leaving Jasmine for such a long period of time. It has been the most perfect situation, Esther is so loving and caring, she treats Jasmine just like her own dog. I'm so relieved I found Esther ... I know my Jasmine is safe and well loved and cared for.

  • I would rate our reservation/stay as absolutely Pawsome! The reservation process was quick and efficient. Esther had come highly recommended by a friend and prior customer, and we were thoroughly pleased with the attention and care our baby received. Some of the dog vacation sitters I have heard about do not take puppies or do not take puppies that have not been fixed. Esther took our 6 month old un-fixed mini dachsund and treated him royally. We received pictures and updates every day of our 12 day vacation, and Esther was great when I (as a nervous mother) had to call & check on the boy. Our dog was able to interact with some wonderful other playmates (Jasmine, Chico & Bella), and we found a very happy, healthy boy when we returned. We had left our dog with friends for a week in July and he came back with fleas, ticks & had lost at least a pound. The superior condition our dog is in now speaks volumes for the love & attention he received. Don't mean to go on & on, but Esther & Ty are wonderful and anybody would be lucky to have them watch their dog/baby.

  • Cheyenne loved Esther!! Esther took extra lengths to show her (Cheyenne is blind) around the house and get her settled on her first day to help her feel comfortable. She also called and sent me photos to show that Cheyenne was doing well and happy. I so appreciate all of her assistance and willingness to learn all about type 1 diabetes (again, Cheyenne has this) to keep Cheyenne healthy while there. We will definitely be seeing her again!!!

  • I am so blessed to have found Esther to take care of Moka while we were on our vacation. We had never left Moka alone so we were worried for leaving her for two weeks. We were very happy that Moka had a great time during her stay with Esther and we received pictures of Moka daily during our vacation. Esther did a great job on taking care of Moka.

  • Koele enjoyed her stay, particularly the loving family and ocean view! We feel good knowing that she is in such a warm home.

  • We wouldn't take "smoochie" (our mini poodle) anywhere else! They treat smoochie like he was one of the family! Smoochie was overweight. When we picked him up, he was healthier, fit and more active. Nick & Esther know exactly what your pet needs! They will far exceed your expectations! We know Smoochie will get the best care possible when leaving him with Nick & Esther. You will never regret bringing your pet here. Excellent Service!!!!! :) Bob & Ruth Dunham

  • Our doggie had a wonderful stay, was treated like one of the family. It was especially comforting to my youngest daughter to receive daily pics via text while we were away. We were scheduled to take an extended vacation but had to leave a week early due to a family emergency, Esther & DogVacay, eased our minds that our Bo was in great hands. Mahalo nui loa for everything!

  • Esther made Koele feel like part of their ohana!

  • Esther and Nick were great with our dog Nobu! We left our 10 month old, energetic, large puppy with them for two weeks. A difficult task indeed! Yet, they were up to the challenge and did such a great job. Both very professional and knowledgeable about dogs, we felt comfortable leaving him in their care. Throughout his stay, they maintained frequent contact with us...sent us daily photos and updates of his dogvacay adventures, and were mindful of his health and behavioral needs. We would enthusiastically recommend them as your dog's home away from home. Mahalo again Esther and Nick!

  • Esther V was a great host for our dog Mondo! He loved her house and her pets so much that when we dropped him off he didn't even care that we left nor did he want to leave! Esther V also sent a lot of pictures to us while we were gone since she knew we missed our guy very much!!

  • We've had many dog sitters in the past, but, you'll never find a better place for your pets. It is like a resort for animals. Nick and Esther frequently send photos to document your pet's adventure. They treat your animals like their kids. Smoochie didn't want to leave!!! Nick and Esther's knowledge about animals far exceed any other situation that we've experienced from nutritional, psychological and even your pet's spiritual needs. You can't put a price on the care that is given from this family. Nick and Ester go far above any expectations and you will never have to be concerned about the quality of care that is being given to your animals. We're currently booking them for our next trip.....Bob and Ruth Dunham, Hawaii

  • Very friendly and accomidating host. We left our 2 dogs for 4 days while we looked for a new apartment and they were very well taken care of. She would send us pictures and little notes about how they were doing each day. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs to leave their pups for any amount of time. We will definitely be repeat customers!

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