About Us

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What is DogVacay?

Forget the kennel! DogVacay is an online community that has tens of thousands of hosts vetted and insured dog sitters across the country ready to care for your dog like a member of their family. It's a safe, convenient and affordable way to make sure your best friend is in good care. All reservations include FREE pet insurance, 24/7 customer support, and daily photo updates of your pooch enjoying a "vacay" of his own. With thousands of 5-star reviews, and prices that average half of the local kennel, you can finally travel with peace of mind.

Our History

DogVacay.com was founded in 2012 by a husband and wife team (and their two puppies) who didn't believe in paying hundreds of dollars to leave their dogs in a cage at the kennel. They began by opening up their own home to guest pooches and realized it was the start of something special. Eventually thousands of dog lovers across the country applied to join the community and host dogs in their own homes. DogVacay.com has been praised for revolutionizing pet care and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and other major news outlets.

Finding a Host

Ever wish you could leave town without having to worry about your pup being locked up in a kennel? Now you can leave your worries at the door. DogVacay has thousands of dog lovers nationwide ready to pamper and play with your pup in a real home. Simply browse dog sitters in your area, then schedule and book online. All hosts are vetted and insured, giving you the ultimate peace of mind.

Hosting a Pup

Whether you're retired, a work-at-home professional, a college student or just a lifelong dog-lover, DogVacay makes it easy to earn money watching pups in the comfort of your home. As a host, you're in complete control of your own rates, schedule and terms with access to 24/7 customer support. Our hosts can offer all pet services including home dog boarding, pet sitting in the customer's home, doggie day care, walking, and training. With DogVacay, it's easy to build clientele and have a great time.


Located just 2 blocks from the beautiful beaches of Santa Monica, California, our dog-loving team of over 50 employees is here to serve you! From our Concierge and Barketing teams to our Engineering and Product and Development teams, we are passionate about bringing dog lovers together to create "puptastic" experiences for dogs and their parents.