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Malcolm and Debra D.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
44 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Malcolm and Debra's Resident Pets

Tashi
Mixed Breed
Female
12 yr 1 mo old
Ginger
Mixed Breed
Female
12 yr 1 mo old

Malcolm and Debra's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Malcolm and Debra

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
** Note: Discounts for multi-dog families **

My wife and I are animal lovers and the owners of two very friendly dogs (Tashi and Ginger). We live in a house at the top of the hill in Montecito Heights (in northeast LA) and have a large enclosed yard for your dog to play in. Also, for longer walks, Debs park is within walking distance of our home. Rest assured that your dog will get the utmost attention and care, as if they were our own. My wife and I both work at home on rotating schedules, so there will always be someone there for your dog. While you're away, we can send frequent updates (including photos and videos) to you with news on how your dog is doing. We look forward to caring for your dog.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues
Malcolm and Debra D.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
44 Reviews
22 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 50 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 24, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Facebook Connected
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Pack Promoter
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Malcolm and Debra's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Malcolm and Debra's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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44 Reviews
Great stay for our two pups! Thanks for the great care!
Malcolm and Debra have a wonderful house in the Montecito Hills with a big fenced yard, and took great care of our old pup! They are very warm and easy to communicate with. Thank you both!
Our first and great experience. Thank you, Debra and Malcolm.
Malcolm and Debra were WONDERFUL hosts!! This was my first experience with Dog Vacay and I was so impressed by the level of care and communication throughout the entire experience. I loved being able to check in on my pup via photo & video uploads in their Facebook group. Charlie had SUCH a great time with the other dogs and was spoiled by daily walks to the park!
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Our dog always enjoys his playtime with Malcolm, Debra, and their dogs. He comes home happy tired.
Malcolm and Debra were wonderful hosts for Bubba. He seemed to have a ton of fun with the other dogs, and was obviously given a ton of love while we were away. This was our first time away from Bubba, and they made us feel very comfortable and kept us updated while we were away. We'll definitely be bringing Bubba back :)
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We had a great experience with Malcolm and Debra. They are lovely people and took wonderful care of our dog while we were away. They responded right away in all our communication and were flexible and accommodating in scheduling a meet and greet as well as when we dropped off and picked up our pooch. They also posted regular pictures and videos of our dog and we could she was having a wonderful time!

Thank you, Malcolm and Debra, looking forward to next time!
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Malcolm and Debra are very nice, flexible, and they clearly love dogs (their two resident dogs are very sweet and even tempered). They were sensitive to dietary restrictions, sent us a photo update every day, and Wilson came home with a big smile on his face. Thanks guys -- see you next time!
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wilford really enjoyed his stay with malcolm and debra! normally a shy dog, he opened up and made a bunch of new canine friends over the weekend. we'll definitely bring him back!
Malcolm & Debra took amazing care of my pup while I was out of town. They have a pretty large yard for the pups to play and access to some great hiking trails in their neighborhood. They were great with sending me photos and update of my dog letting me know she was doing wells. Marley had a wonderful time with their two dogs and she was good and tired when I got her back home so I know that she enjoyed her time in their home. I will definitely call Malcolm and Debra an ytime I need a place for Marley in LA!
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Absolutely fantastic! Malcolm and Debra are the best. They took such wonderful care of our 2 dogs and kept us updated with photos to show us how much fun they were having. You can tell that they really love dogs & what they do. My husband went to pick them up after our trip and he said they were so happy to be there that they actually didn't want to leave. This is the first time that we felt comfortable leaving our dogs and we didn't worry at all while we were away. We liked them so much that we booked them for our 8 day trip coming up! We will be repeat costumers for sure.
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Malcolm and Debra were great! Lev had a nice stay with them and the rest of the pack. He's a weird dog, but I think they understood him and his needs. Meet and greet was lovely. Pick up and drop off were super easy. I plan to use them again!
This review is long overdue--we've boarded and dropped off Brownie for daycare on many occasions. She loves loves to hang out with Malcolm and Debra. As we pull up to their house, she gets super excited and does a beeline for their front gate as soon as I open the car door. She doesn't want to leave when I pick her up. I like that they have a grassy, partially shady front yard where Brownie can run around or bark at squirrels. They walk the dogs which is important to me. Brownie can be a bit of a trouble maker and she hasn't had any problems so far. They recently added a doggy paddle pool which is great for the summer.
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We are repeat guests at Malcolm and Debra's house. They are flexible with bookings and quick to respond. The yard has lots of room and plenty of shade. Malcolm and Debra are responsible dog sitters and I feel confident that my dogs will be safe with them. We'll definitely return!
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My dog had a fantastic time, she returned exhausted and happy. I felt confident leaving her with Malcolm and Debra.
Took a day off to take our kids to Harry Potter World and left our boys with Malcom and Debra for the day, safe and secure in knowing they will be happy and taken care of. As always, they loved their day with Malcom and Debra! Thanks so much!!
In the spirit of the company name DogVacay, Malcolm and Debra truly do provide a vacation for our dog Jedi, and he loves staying with them. After a visit, he returns home happy, mellow, well-fed, and well-exercised. He's 100% comfortable with host dogs Tashi and Ginger, and he's never had a problem with any other guest dogs visiting at the same time he's there. We're grateful to have this wonderful option for our pooch whenever we're away. Malcolm and Debra are the best!
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Malcolm and Debra are awesome! They took Jackie to hiking trails and even swimming. Very responsive to our inquiries and send us nice pictures sometimes. We are very happy with their help.
Malcolm and Debra are awesome! I've left my dog with them several times and she has always been well cared for and come back very happy. They have also been extremely accommodating with any scheduling needs I've had. Highly recommend!
Malcolm and Debra were amazing with our boys! They looked like they had so much fun from the pictures they sent us! So happy we found them! Thank you so much!! Moose and Caspian hope to see you again soon!!
Malcolm and Debra were awesome. We really appreciate them taking the time to send us photos of how Baxter was doing through out the day.
Jedi LOVES going to Malcolm and Debra's. He is clearly at home there and happy to get to spend time with their sweet dogs. Whether for a couple of days or a week, I feel 100% certain that he is well cared for when he stays with Malcolm and Debra.
We were worried about leaving Fango and Pip behind when we had to travel out of town for a wedding, but once we met Malcolm and Debra our worries disappeared. They are really wonderful people and were just amazing with our dogs. They even checked in with us and sent some adorable pictures of the dogs having a good time together. When we came to pick up Fango and Pip, they had clearly gotten much love and attention. I would absolutely recommend Malcolm and Debra & hope to have them watch the dogs again soon.
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Totally fabulous! Our dog Harpo had been for a meet-and-greet and so got excited as soon as we turned onto Malcolm and Debra's street. He had just had surgery and so had to be watched closely and wasn't feeling well. M&D were careful to give him his medications and make sure he was fine. He needed extra care, and they were generous in helping him. Malcolm texted me throughout the day with updates so I didn't have to worry. Even their two dogs were with the program: they were very sweet to Harpo helped him stay mellow. He had the best day, and when I picked him up he was tired out but his tail was still wagging from a great vacay! Malcolm and Debra are the best!
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My 4yo Pitbull Monsty was in heaven at Malcolm & Debra's! They have a great yard in a wonderful location. During Monsty's almost week long stay, they pampered him, cuddled him, walked him, and gave him so much love & attention. He was smiling and happily gallivanting about when I picked him up! Malcolm & Debra are very sweet, kind, gentle people who definitely love animals! Their own 2 dogs are just as sweet and mellow. They had some other pawed pals there when we arrived and Malcolm was carefully paying attention to everyones needs & personalities. I highly recommend them & cannot wait to utilize them again myself! Thanks so much!
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The best doggie sitters ever! Malcolm and Debra kept in touch with us the entire time we were gone with updates and photos. They really are dog lovers and it shows. Thanks much!
Malcolm and Debra provide a great alternative to most dog boarding places that are either nothing more than a cell with a few walks per day, or a complete free for all. I've taken my dog, Harper, to the larger, kennel-free boarding places, and she came back with a few behavioral problems and seemed tense and always on guard for a few days after.

Malcolm and Debra provide a tranquil environment with their two older dogs, fenced-in yard, and 24/7 attention for a price that is cheaper than most. When I picked Harper up there were no issues, and I could tell she had a fun, pleasant time.
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Malcolm and Debra are perfect hosts! During the past few months, Jedi has stayed with them on three occasions, most recently for almost two weeks. It's evident that he's completely at home with them and their two sweet dogs, and he returns home happy, healthy, and calm. I never worry for a moment when Jedi is in Debra and Malcolm's care, and I'm grateful for the kind attention they show to the lucky dogs who visit them.
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Pepper couldn't have stayed with a more awesome host. Debra and Malcolm were amazing and have a great home. Pepper made new friends and felt right at home.
Malcolm came and did multiple walks for my dog during the day. He is very experienced with dogs and took great of Max.
Malcolm and Debra were absolutely amazing. I felt completely at ease with my little Derby in their care. They are gentle, sweet, thoughtful and attentive care givers. Derby will definitely say with them again!
My dogs usually have difficulty getting along with other dogs and they usually give me the cold shoulder when I pick them up from the dog sitter. However, Malcolm and Debra are great people with a calm and peaceful energy and worked their magic on my dogs. Not only did they get along well with several other dogs, they were happy and full of energy when I picked them up. No cold shoulder this time. I am very grateful and hope to use them again.
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Debbie and Malcolm were the greatest! They took great care of my little Rambo while i was gone for 3 weeks. During this time they sent me regular messages updating his to reassure his well being. They took him on hikes and have a great yard for him to play in. They took him in on very short notice and I can't thank them Enough! I would highly recommend Debbie and Malcolm for your dog's next stay!
-Anh
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My almost 2 y. old boxer mix stayed with this couple for a week. This place was ideal for my because I was looking for someone who works from home and there are other dogs in the home available for play. Malcolm and Debra clearly love dogs and have a very good understanding of their different mentalities. They care for them with ease and love. My dog came home with no quirky behaviors, just very happy. The hosts went above and beyond in sending us photos of our dog while away, they diligently administered his daily meds, took him and their own dogs on daily walks. Their yard is beautiful and full of shade from foliage. Will send our dog to vacation with them again!
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We're always happy to leave our dog Laura Palmer with Malcolm and Debra. She loves it there and Malcolm and Debra's love for animals is evident and wonderful to witness!
Our pooch just visited Malcolm and Debra for the second time. He seemed perfectly at home as part of Tashi and Ginger's pack, and Malcolm and Debra took great care of him. We couldn't be happier with the care he received!
My husband and I are very happy with our experience having Malcolm and Debra watch our great dane. Haven't used a new sitter in years, and this was the first time our young girl, Lily, stayed at someone else's house. They were kind and easy going. Their dogs were lovely, too. Booking more dates with them.
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Malcolm and Debra are a lovely, warm couple that clearly bond well with dogs. We left our two dogs, 7 and 15 for an overnight stay. They sent us a photo of the pups snoozing in the sun while Debra read the paper and it made out day to see how relaxed they were. When we picked them up, they were calm and happy and didn't seem too eager to run straight home. Always a good sign! I will definitely be using them again.
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We are SO glad to have found Malcolm and Debra. Our two pups, a 10 yo terrier and 3 yo shih tzu, spent a weekend at their home with their two sweet dogs. We did an initial meet-n-greet a couple days prior to their stay to make sure all the pups got along. Everything went really well. In the past, we had someone stay with them at our home so I was a little concerned they might have a difficult time adjusting, but it went really well. Debra and Malcolm sent us photos and updates which was reassuring. They took the pups on long walks to Debs park which helped bond the four dogs. I HIGHLY recommend boarding dogs with Debra and Malcolm, as they are really nice dog loving people. We will definitely be using them in the future.
Thanks, Debra and Malcolm!!
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Our dog Laura Palmer is a rescue dog who is anxious and has trouble adjusting to new scenarios. When we reached out to Malcolm and Debra, they were open to making Laura comfortable in every way possible. We had a pre-boarding meeting where Laura got to meet their pets, and Malcolm and Debra were calm and patient with our dog's neediness and high energy. We dropped her off as a little anxious dog and when we came back to pick her up, she was well adjusted and clearly had connected and felt comfortable at their house.

We are grateful to Malcolm and Debra and the very kind way they treated our dog. She's pretty precious to us and she came back, actually, better than how she was when we dropped her off.
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Malcolm and Debra (and their two sweet dogs, Tashi and Ginger) are perfect hosts! After our previously scheduled host had to cancel our reservation because of a family emergency, they accepted Jedi for the Christmas holidays on fairly short notice. After a few minutes of exploring their beautiful yard with Tashi and Ginger, Jedi felt right at home. Debra and Malcolm were kind and gentle with him, giving him time to adjust to his new surroundings, and they took him on long hikes on nearby trails in Debs Park. As we were away, we enjoyed the great photos they sent of Jedi, Ginger and Tashi hanging out together. Now that we’re home, I actually believe Jedi is missing his DogVacay second family, so we’ll definitely ask Malcolm and Debra to care for him again the next time we travel. Your only risk in requesting a reservation with them is that your pooch might not want to go home after such a fantastic vacation!
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Malcolm and Debra are fantastic - true dog folk who love any animal in their care as though it were their own. My dog Katie stayed with them for 5 wonderful days and she clearly became a member of their family. Malcolm sent me daily photos of their walks in the park, one big happy pack with their own 2 pooches, and there was ball play on the lawn and snoozing in the sun.

I give them my highest recommendation. Your dog will be wagging with joy.
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We were so satisfied with Malcolm and Debra’s care that we took our Great Dane back for another stay. He came home happy. They are cheerful, responsible hosts with a dog-friendly house and yard. Malcolm does a wonderful job handling our big, energetic dog during long walks on hiking trails in the nearby park.
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Our Great Dane had a great time on his first “dog vacay” at Malcolm and Debra’s place. They were kind and attentive from start to finish. They really know how to handle dogs to create a peaceful pack. They worked with our Princeton so he integrated smoothly with their dogs -- and even got along with their cat! They emailed us a cute photo so we could see that our dog was doing well in their home. When we called for an update on how he was doing, they cheerfully answered the phone and gave us a detailed report. When we arrived home early, they were flexible and adjusted their schedule so we could pick him up before the pre-arranged time. Malcolm and Princeton made a wonderful walking team. I was a little nervous about whether a Great Dane was too big for them, but their home is “Dane-proofed” and they had no problems getting our “big boy” to be obedient. Princeton came home happy and in a peaceful mood. It was like he had gone on a canine meditation retreat! I highly recommend a dog vacay with Debra and Malcolm!
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