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Gary & Yesenia J.

64 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Gary & Yesenia 's Resident Pets

Labrador Retriever
12 yr 11 mo old
Cairn Terrier
3 yr 11 mo old

Gary & Yesenia 's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets
Dog door access

About Gary & Yesenia

10 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
**House Rules & Service Rates are listed on our profile (Please Scroll to the Bottom to View Details)**

Hello, I'm Gary and my wife's name is Yesenia. We are home FULL TIME and have a flexible schedule that allows us to care for your pet's in the manner that you would take care of them while you are home with them! My wife home schools our 9-year-old daughter. Our family is looking forward to meeting you and your pet! We will provide comfort and playtime to your pet's while you are away. We want you to be assured that your pet is well taken care of while you are away from them.

My wife is a stay at home mom and I work from home. While you are away be assured that your dog is being well taken care of, giving him/she the attention they deserve.

I love how each dog has its own personality that's what makes each dog special! I would want to know the best ways to make your dog feel comfortable.

We both grew up having dogs and various other animals in our homes. My wife's special connection with Taylor, a mixed terrier was her first doggy best friend. Taylor was like a human and opened her eyes to the unconditional love that she brought into her life.

*Special Note*
Our rates are billed on a 24 hour cycle

All Guest must provide copies of all current vaccination records

Dates with Holiday Premium of $10 per day additional to the regular rate.

Feb 13 to 15, 2016 (Valentines)
Mar 20 to Apr 4, 2016 (Spring Break/Easter)
May 5 to 10, 2016 (Mother's Day)
May 26 to June 1, 2016 (Memorial Day)
June 30 to July 6, 2016 (Independence Day)
Sept. 1 to 7, 2016 (Labor Day Holiday)
Nov. 20 to Nov. 30, 2016 (Thanksgiving)
Dec. 19, 2016, to Jan.1, 2017 (Christmas & New Years)

****Please Note All Large Breed Dogs/Active Dogs**** Has an additional charge of $15/day. We take them to the park, at least, 2x day to play ball and run.

*ADULT DOGS - That have NOT been neutered/spayed will have an additional charge of $20/day

*Puppies 12 months old or less add $15 per night

If you prefer to have your loved one stay home while you are away, We offer a
Traveling Sitting Service (Pet Sitting In Your Home):
Our fees are $125/per night, If you have more than two pet's please let us know and we can work with you. Each situation may vary. Our main goal is to assure you that your pet and home are well taken care of while you are away!

**We both have clean records with no previous charges.**
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Gary & Yesenia J.

64 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 35 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 25, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Gary & Yesenia 's Home
$38 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$125 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Gary & Yesenia 's Home
$38 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$30 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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64 Reviews
Gary & Yesenia is great! We have a new member to add to our family, Zoey. We had them dog sit during the Super Bowl and wasn't sure if Zoey was going to do well. Gary & Yesenia assured us that she will be fine. They send videos and photos, also text us on frequent updates. We really appreciate it!

Thank You,

Don & Yanna
Very professional and timely with the response. Took in my pup the same day I booked. I am sure my Boston is looking forward to his next stay with Gary & Yesenia.
Thank you so much Gary and Yesenia!
We could not have felt more relaxed and at peace over the holidays knowing Chester (our Lab) was in such good caring hands. Every day we received a video and pictures of Chester, and it was so obvious how comfortable he felt, and how much fun he was having in the loving care of Gary and Yesenia. Both Gary and Yesenia are very thorough, caring, and informative when it comes to caring for dogs. The home is very clean and yet very open and comfortable for dogs. We have found our home away from home for our Chester......What a wonderful feeling!
Yesenia is a game-changer for us! In the past we dreaded taking vacations because of the issue of where to leave our dog, and poor experiences we had with kennels in the past. No longer! Judging from the pictures Yesenia sent us, Pup had a better time on her vacation than we did! Yesenia has a structured daily routine and personal philosophy for dog care that I felt would work well for our dog. I felt Pup was comfortable, safe and well cared for. Communication was excellent throughout the process, location is convenient, and I will definitely be back! Say "YES" to Yesenia!
We just returned from a long weekend stay and Gary & Yesenia watched our two puppies for us for the first time. We couldn't be more pleased and I highly recommend them. We received multiple photos while we were away so we could see how our pups were adjusting to the new environment and I know they were very well cared for while we were gone. We are looking forward to our next trip away knowing our puppies will be in good hands.
Gary and Yesenia were great, taking care our Maltese-mix, "Milo". He had playmates, daily walks and took his medicines. We loved the updates and pictures they sent the whole time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Gary and Yesenia took very good care of my Jack Russell Terrier, "Taz", just like he was one of their own beloved pets. My Taz had a great time in their loving home , with plenty of playtime and socializing with new doggy friends.
I will definitely take Taz back to Gary & Yesenia when the next time arises and will suggest to my friends, family and anyone who needs a great dog sitter services. Dogvacay is the best!
Our dog had the best time with Gary and Yesenia!
Yesenia and Gary are extremely friendly and our dog loved staying with them. Your dog will never be alone in the care of Yesenia, Gary and their dog Lucky. Other dogs frequented the time my dog stayed there and they played throughout the day. I received photos and videos daily of my dogs progress and fun.

Highly recommend their service.
We LOVE them!!! This was our first time with dog vacay. I work from home and we take Koppertone (our fur baby) everywhere so pretty much I get nervous when leaving him. Meeting with Yesenia for our trial was great. She showed me where he would be sleeping and how his days would be spent - in the sun and happy with other dogs. When we were away Yesenia and Gary sent us tons of pictures and videos which made us feel so relaxed. Koppertone was very happy! When we picked up Koppertone he was perfect, happy and tired from playing. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Yesenia and Gary! You made our vacation better by putting our minds at ease and taking such good care of our Koppy. We are thinking of going on vacation more - now that we know Koppertone has a good place to go.
Great experience. Yesenia was quick to respond to messages, flexible in in making arrangements to drop off and pick up our two dogs, and had a really nice homey arrangement at her home that socialized our two dogs but gave them a private zone at night to sleep. We will definitely return. She sent videos everyday that captured our dogs' personalities.
We were extremely please with the care given our pup. Gary and Yesenia took great care with walks, play time and even helping to determine the optimum mix of foods to get her to eat well.
Gary and Yesenia were very welcoming to our pug. I felt very comfortable leaving our dog with them and loved the environment they have created for the dogs that stay with them. It was definitely a home away from home for her and would use their services again. I loved how they sent updates and photos as well.
Gary was very flexible with our need for dog sitting. We appreciated his ability to come to our home and stay with Cooper until our return, which was fairly late in the evening.
Couldn't have asked for a better sitter for our dog. Gary and Yesenia provided updates, pictures and videos of our pet while we were away. Would highly recommend them for your dog!
Actually this reservation was for both our girls. This family took them is as if they were they're own. They loved their stay and look forward to their next Vacay!!! Thanks so much Gary, Yesenia and Charlize!!!
This was my first time leaving Reilly with Gary and Yesenia-Truly wonderful experience. They kept me updated with pictures and video, and even invited me into their home prior to Reilly's stay. Yesenia and Gary genuinely care for the dogs they are watching, you can tell upon meeting them. Their home is very spacious and dog friendly. Thank you Yesenia for referring me to Dr. Christina for Reilly's vet care and for taking amazing care of my little girl.
Leaving our dog is hard, especially when we are so used to taking him on vacation with us but Gary and Yesenia done a great job looking after Einstein. We got updates every day and videos of a very happy looking dog being loved and cared for by his sitters. Einstein is a rescue with abandonment issues but with Gary he was happy, relaxed and calm and I'm so glad we were able to find someone that could come to our house and take him a walk while we were away. Our trip was last minute but Gary came round just to meet Einstein and meet us. We will definitely be using their services again. I'm so glad we found them and highly recommend them to look after your dog while you are away.
Yesenia and Gary were the most loving "step parents " to our labradoodle over her week stay . Sent daily photos and updates and treated her like their own dog . She had a blast on her daily outdoor excursions . We will use them for all our future times away !
Yesenia and Gary were very kind and easy to work with. My dog Nikki settled in right away. She was ready to go the minute I dropped her off. I definitely would trust them with my dog care again. Thanks for taking such good care of her.
Gary and Yesenia were very flexible with our changing schedule! Loved that they sent me photos/videos of Princess, our standard poodle.
Yesenia and Gary were great! They were very accommodating and sent some great update photos for us, as well.
Gary and Yesenia were the perfect hosts for Tucker, our Goldendoodle. They sent pictures showing Tucker enjoying himself and making himself quite at home. We were happy to get the pictures while we were gone and we knew he was in great hands. We will definitely make reservations for Tucker with Gary and Yesenia in the future. They even taught him to use the doggie door!

Larry and Sandi Hutchens
Gary and Yesenia were wonderful. They took excellent care of our dog even though they were in the middle of a family emergency. Treated our dog like family, too.
This was our first experience with Dogvacay. Gary, Yesenia and Charlize, took great care of our two pups, Coco & Jojo. Every morning we received pictures and sometimes a video of the pups on a walk, laying with Charlize (they really liked her as we have a daughter the same age) or playing together. If there were any questions we received a text message.This is a great host family. Coco & Jojo had a good time.
My husband and I recently relocated to OC and one of our primary concerns was who would watch Peanut when we traveled. After reviewing all the hosts in Laguna Niguel we decided to reach out to Yesenia and Gary. They were extremely receptive, but most important Peanut had a stressless time. We received photos of him playing and resting which gave me peace of mind.

When we picked Peanut up he was happy to see us (I was a bit worried about that!) and very calm when we returned to our home - he is usually nervous for a while when we show up after our trips.

I would highly recommend Dogvacay, and specifically Yesenia and Gary if you're in their area.
Wonderful family and dog care
Yesenia was very organized and easy to work with. Our dog was very well cared for.
Yesenia and Gary were wonderful! She was very organized, gave me a quick tour of the home. Great yard and she walks the dogs twice a day. She sent me multiple pictures of the dogs throughout their stay and was always concerned that they got what they needed. My dogs had a great time and I will definitely book Y&G again. thanks for a great experience!!
Gary and Yesenia were wonderful hosts and sitters for Domino. She loved staying with them especially because she got to play Chuck-it twice a day! They have a level of professionalism and experience that is evident from when you first walk in the door. I especially appreciate how they give each dog staying with them their own space at night. I would recommend Gary and Yesenia to anyone looking for loving, experienced sitters.
Pawsome They are lovely.
Great hosts as always!
Smudge had a great time as was treated like a princess!
Gary and Yesenia are terrific hosts with a lovely home for themselves and their guests with paws.
They are warm and welcoming, and provide feedback almost every day along with photos of our pet enjoying herself in their home or playing either with one of their dogs or with them.
Gweenie, our 12 year old PBGV was so happy with Gary and Yesenia. She had lots of play time with their dogs and she really needed the activity and walks. Great follow up pics almost every day of our Gweenie. She can't wait to go back for a month long stay this coming January. Hooray for Gary and Yesenia!
Beau had a very nice stay at Gary and Yesenia's; we have photos and videos to prove it! They did everything they could to ensure that Beau was comfortable and happy during his visit. He'nitely be staying here again.
just had Gary and Yesenia do a last minute day dog watch and they were terrific and very accommodating. Gweenie our PBGV came home very happy and rested and looked like she had a really good time and had a play date with another visiting dog. Looking forward to our next stay for 12 days in a couple of weeks.
david and ellen n.
Gary and Yesenia took excellent care of Bear. They were very communicative, sent photos and updates of Bear, and made sure he was very comfortable in their home. I would definitely use them again!
I can't think this family enough for the service they provided to my dog Ellie. My girlfriend and I are very protective parents and did a lot of research before making our decision. Gary and Yesenia went beyond our expectations. Our dog is very sensitive and need some special attention and this family did everything possible to make her feel at ease. On top of that we receive daily videos and pictures of Ellie to make us feel comfortable. I highly recommend this family and will continue to use them in the future.
Gary and Yesenia were amazing. They made Cassie feel comfortable in their home and treated her so well. Cassie was sick the first night. Yesenia immediately contacted me and an agent at DogVacay and she stayed with her through the night.

Thank you both for being so wonderful.
Amazing!! Our dogs loved staying there while we were gone.. Yesenia and Gary sent us several photos during their stay with them and updated us almost daily with how they were doing.
We left our little Pami with Yesenia and Gary this past July. She is 5 y.o. and this was her first time staying outside of our house and with strangers. We were hesitant about how she would do but she did great and we could not be happier with Yesenia and her family for the love and care they gave to Pami during her stay. Pami is also scared around other bigger dogs and she adapted well within a couple of days and she seemed to be relaxed and let her guard down and we even got a video of her engaging in playtime with another dog. Overall we were very satisfied, happy and relieved boarding Pami with Yesenia and Gary. Pami did well and our family missed her a lot but we were thrilled with the pics and videos we got that showed us she was doing fine and getting plenty of love and attention from her host family (and she was giving lots of kisses to them as well). We will definitely be calling on Yesenia and Gary again when the need arises for a trusting, loving and caring family to board our little girl:)
Yesenia and Gary took great care of my 8 y/o lab. Their house is perfectly set up for dog sitting and my dog seemed to be very happy while staying with them. They took him to the park everyday to play fetch which I appreciated tremendously. They even sent pictures and videos. Thanks again Gary and Yesenia, I will definitely bring him back when I leave town again.
I couldn't be happier with Gary and Yesenia! I had never left our dog with anyone other than my parents so I was a bit nervous, but they really made her feel at home! I received regular text updates and pictures as well! My husband and I are planning another trip in a few weeks and will definitely call on them!
Gary & Yesenia were great hosts and caretakers for Bates while we were on vacation. The park next to their house is perfect for exercising the dogs under their care, and you can tell these two are dog lovers with their warmth & attention to detail. We will definitely be taking Bates back on our next trip.
Our dog seemed very content. The host kept in close touch with lots of pictures.
The service was outstanding. Yesenia was great at keeping me updated with the pics and photos of my dog through out my vacation. She truly cares about animals and I plan on using her services again.
Ruby loved her time with Yesenia and Gary! It was so wonderful getting photo updates seeing Ruby on walks and chilling with her fellow doggie pals. Yesenia is a dedicated, concerned, helpful, awesome loving dog mom who puts all of that into truly caring for the pups that stay in her home. It was such a relief to know that Ruby wasn't just in a kennel but actually getting personal love and attention. Definitely recommend. Thank you Yesenia & Gary!!
I have very tired little guys at home, everybody played like it was a trip for Disneyland for Doggies. :)
Just one word, WONDERFUL!! Gary and Yesenia were available short notice and saved us from disaster one day before our trip! Cant thank you enough! Gita and Matt.
Gary and Yesenia were amazing to my little guy, Buddy! I was so nervous to be away from Buddy but they sent me pictures and videos to me every day showing what a good time he was having. Yesenia and Gary's home is very warm and inviting and I knew Buddy was going to be happy there. The yard was very secure for the small pups. No running away at this place! I will be using this wonderful family again when Buddy needs a place to stay!
Gary & Yesenia were great! Our dog Teddy has separation anxiety. Yesenia and Gary did a great job of keeping Teddy distracted, and making sure Teddy was comfortable and felt safe while we were gone. Thank you for taking such great care of teddy!
Just picked up Max from Gary & Yesenia....he must have had an amazing time, because he's exhausted! And tired is not something Max does often! We appreciate that he can be a handful because he is such a busy guy, so kudos to Gary & Yesenia and their daughter for keeping Max so entertained. Thank you!
We had a wonderful experience with trusting our dogs to this little family. Our dogs have several issues from keeping one out of the sun to special food needs and even trouble getting up and down stairs... separation anxiety. All this and more was lovingly attended to. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Yesenia, Gary and Charlize !
This was my second time to use Gary and Yesenia and I will continue to use them. They seem to genuinely care for my dog.
Gary and Yesenia were very easy to work with and responded very quickly to my request for a quote and meet and greet. My dog was very happy staying with them. I loved all the pictures and videos.
Fantastic. They sent pictures every day so it put my mind at ease. I think my pup didn't want to come home with me. He was having too good a timeLOo
Bella was relaxed there and seemed happy with them. Great people and great photo updates. Will be using them again. Thanks
Gary & Yesenia were great to work with. They went out of their way to accommodate us on very short notice. We were impressed by their thorough assessment process on the "Meet & Greet" making sure Rosco was a good match for their dogs and the setting. We would certainly use their services again!
I'm so glad to have found Gary and Yesenia to care for my dog! They are so friendly and such genuine animal lovers! The process went really well from the start to finish. Yesenia contacted me to set up a meet and greet which was great since my dog has never been boarded or sat by others other than family. She sent me photos and a video of him playing with the family and the other dogs as well. It was very reassuring that he was staying with such a loving home for the weekend! I will no doubt book again for future stays. I highly recommend!!
Amazing!! I only wished we lived closer instead of just visiting the area!! Such love in this household!! They sent updates & stayed in contact the whole time! Thank you!!
This home was perfect for my 10 month old boxer, there were a few other dogs in residence but wasn't an issue. I was able to pick him up from their home which is about 15 minutes from Laguna, which was great so I could take him to the beach. The family was flexible and sent picture updates each day. He was also taken on walks, which was great. Overall I would recommend this home!
The reservation process & meeting was very easy.
Gary and his wife were so great! This was my first time using Dog Vacay and it was such a positive one!

Gary and Ysenia went above and beyond to make sure our pups felt right at home. They took them to the park multiple times over the weekend, and kept us informed and up to date with photos and videos of our dogs playing, napping etc. Their home is very dog friendly and they are even friendlier! Will definitely be bringing our pups back here next time we go out of town!
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