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Small Dog Retreat
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Dog Sitting Nightly Rate --
Daycare Rate $25/day
Checkups and Visits Rate (within 15 miles)$50/visit
Walking Rate(s) (within 1 miles) $50/half-hour, $100/hour
Training Rate --
Grooming Rate --
Bathing Rate $65/bath
Pick Up/Drop Off (within 20 miles)$40/one-way
Dog Boarding Rate $25/night
Property Type house
24/7 Supervision Yes
Emergency Transportation Yes
Cancellation Policy moderate
Flexible• Full Refund w/3 Day Notice, 50% After
Moderate• Full Refund w/7 Day Notice, 50% After
Strict• No Refunds
Last Minute Bookings Yes
Years Caring for Dogs 20
When your dog stays with me they are truly part of the family.
We have three small Chihuahuas that love to play and make new friends.
There are two parks near our house for walks and play.
I’m looking forward to meeting and taking care of your special pet. When you leave them with me you can be sure they’ll get the love, exercise and attention they need when you leave them with me. I’ll even provide picture and text message updates so you’ll know they’re healthy and happy.
Below are some reviews of Dean C from real dog owners who have used their services on DogVacay.com!
Dean and Carlos are great! I just moved to the area and I am so happy I found them - they clearly care very much about the dogs in their care, my dog Dante included : )
Dean and Carlos took great care of Speedy, and were very flexible with my last-minute travel emergency. Will definitely arrange a dog vacay with them again if available! cb
Dean was very responsive and flexible in arranging a nine-day stay for our dog. His house is very dog-centric. One look was enough to convince us that it's a place where dogs are loved. When we picked up our dog, she looked well taken care of. From now on, Dean will be our go-to sitter.
Everything went great!
Great Hosts! My first experience was very,very good. I plan to use them, again. Quite a few other small- sized dogs -- great for socialization. Someone is always there 24/7 -- a very good thing. And all hour access to an outdoor patio is great, too. Loved getting photos of my little girl, while I was away.
Dean and Carlos are very nice, took very good care of my dog Jake. He came home very happy! They sent us updates on how Jake was doing. Thank you!
Dean Is My Go To Host For Mika. His Rates Are Affordable And He Always Updates Me On How She's Doing. He Is Very Flexible And That's A Plus For Me.
Dean was very responsive to my inquiries and very flexible with my schedule. Both of which are very important to me. Dean is great at adjusting to different dog's personalities and he sent me pics of my little guy.
Charlie & Joey don't typically do well when we leave them. With Dean, however, they seemed happier & much less stressed when kenneled. Dean took time to assess how they would do with his other pooches which I appreciated. If we lived in the area, I would call on him again. Since we don't, I will recommend him highly to others.
Dean and Carlos do a great job as always looking after Mickey!
Great communication and very flexible with drop off/pick up times.
Dean C was so accomodating. Took in my dog, Oscar at the very last minute. My dog had a good time in his care. Rate super affordable too!
We had to leave our dachshund girl for over a month, she was well taken care of and she looked healthier than we left her. She also had a minor health issue upon arrival and Dean was very concerned and communicative. We would be happy to book another stay, to return her to her new human and doggie friends.
Dean and Carlos are great! Our dog always gets so excited to stay with them and they have been very flexible with our flights getting delayed.
It's a great house for small dogs! The dogs have access to entire house to play and run around plus patio area. All dogs I saw there were playing with each other having a good time. The guys were great. We dropped off at 7am and picked up at 7:00am. They are also available for late pickups. Super nice to the dogs and super flexible. Someone is always with the dogs. It was the first time leaving my dog alone and I feel lucky finding such a nice family. Thank you both! We will definitely be back!
The hosts and their home were perfect for our small dog. She was happy and healthy when he picked her up after her first stay away from us!
Dean and Carlos were so great! They made my dogs feel at such ease, when I went to pick them up at the end of their stay, I saw how comfortable they were and how they didn't even realize I was there because they were having such a good time and were taking so great care of. They had a great time with their other little dog friends too! Thank you so much for being so flexible with my schedule and last minute request for boarding! You guys are great!!
Dean and Carlos are amazing! Ginger always comes home happy! These guys treat my dog really well, will always use them!
This was our first experience using DogVacay and we were glad to have found Dean and Carlos . Price, convenience to our location, and flexibility was a perfect fit. From the first meet and greet and preparation for their stay, Dean was very responsive to emails. Our family was pleased with the photo updates, and being dog lovers themselves, we were relieved to know our two dogs were left in very capable hands of Dean and Carlos. This was our dogs’ first time boarding with other dogs, and they seemed happy and excited upon pickup. I would recommend Dean and Carlos to others and would book with them for future stays.
Dean and Carlos were great. This was the first time I have left Jeter in the care of non family... I don't think he noticed and he may have had more fun! Great place to leave your pups and I am all set to plan my next dog vacation!
Carlos and Dean are the best! I rely on them to watch my dog, Honey, while I am at work during the day. Their home environment is excellent for small dogs.
Highly recommended! Dean and Carlos are great and flexible!
I left my puppy Theo with Dean for two weeks while I was out of the country. Dean & Carlos took great care of my dog while I was gone. Dean updated me with pics throughout Theo's stay and from the looks of it, he had fun. Thanks Dean.
Again a great experience for Ginger. Dean and Carlos give assurance to me that ginger is in great hands and well taken cared of. My go to for all dog sitter/sleep over needs. Thanks again!
Dean and Carlos were very accommodating on short notice. My dog had fun and I didn't have to worry as I knew she was in good hands. Thanks!!
Carlos was great. He had no problem to take care of my dog for one more day because of my flight delay.
Dean and Carlos are absolutely amazing. Ginger had an amazing time at there house and made new friends. I will certainly use them again! Ginger came home well heavier than I remember which is good! She was comfortable enough to eat and enjoy herself, exactly what a DOG VACA is!. I recommend them without a doubt.
Dean/Carlos are amazing hosts. This was our first time leaving our dog and Dean assured us she would be okay. He updated us pretty much every day with pictures and is always prompt in his responses. Overall a wonderful dog-sitter and I would certainly recommend him!
I've used Dean three times now and every time went great. Whenever I am out of town and cannot bring my dog, I look up Dean's availability. He's affordable, his place is clean, roomy and most important my dog loves it there. I would recommend him to anyone who needs to board a small dog.
Mickey had a lot of fun during his stay. I recommend Dean's place to anyone looking for boarding small dogs. I have also written a more comprehensive review the first time Mickey stayed over. Be sure to read that as well.
No issues whatsoever. Great environment. Nothing negative to say, only positives. If I'm ever out if town again, I will definitely try to get Dean.
the photos sent via e-mail were just simba, it would have been nicer to see him with the other dogs ie. playing or at the park, overall we were very satisfied.
Dean is patient with a new dog getting acquainted with the others, and really accommodating and nice to deal with. Thanks!
Dean's been very responsive, since I began my search for Kuro's day care. His flexibility helps with our erratic schedules. Kuro was pretty wiped out after his first day, so he seemed to enjoy himself and the other doggy company. Thanks!
Mickey (my dog) had a great time at Dean's place. I have left Mickey in other boarding places in the past and he had always been depressed when I picked him up. At Dean's my dog seems to have enjoyed his stay. He was happy when I picked him up. He was happy playing with the other doggies at his place. Dean and Carlos seem to have a lot of experience caring for dogs. Dean was also flexible in the pick up time and that worked out well with our late arrival time. I would certainly recommend this place for overnight boarding. I will be using Dean's services again in the near future!
Dean and Carlos were awesome. I loved that they kept me updated on my baby girl's status every day.
Dean was a great host for Peanut. We heard about DogVacay a few days before our trip and we were able to get a meet n greet with Dean fairly quickly. Upon meeting him, we knew that Peanut would be fine with him. Hence we had a worry free trip. Great Host, Great Response, wouldn't have any issues leaving Peanut with Dean again.
My husband and I interviewed a few possible hosts for daycare, but we were sold on Dean's responsiveness and flexibility. Kuro seems to enjoy the company of their dogs because he's quite tired when he comes home. Thanks!
Dean was very flexible with the drop off and pick up times. He was also very responsive every time we called. It was our first time leaving Snoopy so we were pretty nervous. After we brought Snoopy home he was pooped so he must've had alot of fun with the other dogs!! Thanks Dean for taking care of our baby :)
Dean and Carlos are extremely friendly and you can tell they really love dogs. My cockapoo, Bowser, came back after a weekend very happy. Thanks Dean!
Dean & Carlos were great with our pup Lily! She was very happy and well cared for. We definitely recommend Dean to all pet parents!
So glad to have found Dean and Carlos! First time leaving my two babies with strangers and for a week long stay, I was truly apprehensive. But daily check-ins assured me they were faring well. When I picked them up I could tell they were well-cared for and enjoyed by their sitters. Home is comfortable, pet-friendly and my two boys received 24/7 care. They even went the extra mile for my picky eaters. Thank you Dean and Carlos! So glad I have found a fun, safe and caring environment for the boys when I need to travel.
Dean hosted Guppy for 4 nights, and was very accommodating to us! We met for a quick meet and greet beforehand, and Guppy had an amazing time at his place!
Halo really enjoyed her stay and got along great with the resident animals. And Dean was great with providing updates on how much fun Halo was having.
Dean was great. He was very flexible with drop off when my flight was delayed and Dash seemed to have had a great time. He can be very timid but Dean and his dogs were great and he ended up feeling right at home. He even got to open a present on Christmas morning!
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