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Larry V.

28 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated

Larry's Resident Pets

Irish Setter
10 yr 4 mo old
Irish Setter
3 yr 3 mo old

Larry's House

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

About Larry

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've never been without at least one dog my whole life! I work from home, which allows me to pay attention to canine guests as well as my own dogs pretty much all day as needed.

Palm Springs airport is roughly a 5 minute drive from here, making it really convenient when you're on your way in or out of town.

I have a nice yard -- "desert landscaping" which means no grass. There's an awesome pool for dogs who like to swim! A couple walks each day gives them access to green spaces. I often spend time at the dog park and, with your permission, would love to have your dog come too. For those who like to sleep in their own "den," I have a big kennel available.

Always encourage a "meet and greet" beforehand to make sure everybody's comfortable -- both canines and humans -- but don't absolutely require it.

I know how to give dogs their meds (one of mine gets a weekly allergy shot), but don't have formal training.

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Larry V.

28 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Larry's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
28 Reviews
My dog Denver has now stayed with Larry twice. Communication was great, and they are very convenient if you are flying out of Palm Springs airport. Denver comes back happy and tired, which says a lot since he normally has so much energy. I will gladly use them again.
Ok, first let me just say that our dog is our child and nothing/nobody is more important to us. We found ourselves in a pinch needing a dog sitter with very little notice. We did research and found DogVaca and specifically, Larry. His reviews made us fairly comfortable but when he invited us over for a meet and greet made us very comfortable. His home is wonderful for dogs and his dogs are very friendly. During our trip Larry was so very good at communicating. We highly recommend him....happily.
Boo Boo seemed to have a grand time.
We just moved here and needed to find someone we felt comfortable with.
After the meet and greet we knew Larry would be an awesome sitter.
Also, his two dogs are a bundle of love and it made me feel good that Boo Boo had 2 friends for his stay.
I think when we got Boo Boo home he was bored with just us.

Will be using Larry quite a bit in the future.
I was a "virgin" to this service and Larry could not have been more comforting. He allowed for a meet and greet, which was very comforting. Additionally, it was our dog's first time ever being away from home so I was VERY nervous, and quite honestly, felt guilty leaving her. Larry sent us daily pictures, which to a dog person, you will know I am not crazy when I say this..."I could tell from Nene's face that she was happy, which allowed us to further enjoy our vacation.(smile) We now have our "home away from home" for our French bulldog/boxer mix.
We came to the desert for the holiday weekend and needed a sitter for our pup on NYE and found Larry. Couldn't have been happier - he was quick at responding and very accommodating to our needs. He was nice, his house is clean and his dogs were super friendly. We would definitely use him again.
We felt very comfortable leaving our dog with Larry and his stay went without a hitch.
This is the first time I have boarded my dogs, 2 Mini Schnauzers ages 13 and 9. We did a meet and greet before boarding which went well. He and his dogs were very friendly and accommodating
On the day of the arrival I was late dropping off the dogs and I called and he was flexable with my timing
When I picked them up they had been well taken care of.
I think Larry is a great guy and his home is very nice. If I need to board my dogs again he'll be my first choice. Thank you Larry !
This was a first experience for us, and Sam was so comfortable from the minute we arrived. Thanks so much for staying in touch during the stay and for taking such good care of our old guy. We will be back again as soon as the need arises, and I can only tell others what a terrific feeling it was not to worry while we had to be out of town. Thank you!
Larry looked after our mini schauzer Piper for a couple of nights this week. We did the meet and greet a couple of days before which I think is essential, since Piper felt more at home when we dropped her off. She was wagging her little tail when we dropped her off. This is the first time we've used any sort of dog sitter other than a friend and we were very happy (Piper is 10 years old). Piper got along well with the "big dogs" and she was pleasantly tired out and relaxed when we picked her up. She is used to being around other dogs when we leave her with other people, so this worked really well for us. We would definitely do this again if our normal dog sitting friends are out of town.
Roxy had a great stay with Larry and his dogs. She came gone tired, and ready to take on the world. Larry was really flexible with drop off and pick up.
Very caring, my dogs loved him, took great care of them, very responsive to my needs, lovely home and protected outdoor areas....what else is there to say? A great and reassuring experience. Will definitely use Larry again.
This was my dog's first experience staying with larger canines-and by all accounts, it went very well. Larry is a gracious and welcoming host. As a matter of fact, we have already booked another stay with him.
Larry was great with my dog! His dogs are lovely, even when my little dog growled at them. Larry was very accommodating with my schedule and took super care of my pooch.
Larry has gotten to be a regular with Sophia and I think she enjoys going for her visits. You can book Larry. Can't go wrong.
Larry and his two Irish Setters took very good care of our Sophia. We did a brief meet up before hand and they all got along great. His house is well set up for the dogs to all hang out together and Larry was very easy to deal with when our return times had to be adjusted. Would use Larry again.
We hate to leave the pups, but Larry did a fine job of dog sitting and was accommodating to schedule glitches. He gave them the attention they crave with petting and playing throughout the day. Thank you, Larry.
Larry and his two delightful Irish Setters, Shane & Peyton were excellent hosts to Cougar. Larry bent over backwards to accommodate my needs on a rather short notice booking that included a meet & greet both at my home and his and a weekend stay all within a weeks time. Cougar was well cared for and returned home a happy and tired dog. While I was away, I knew Cougar was in good hands. I feel like he has found new friends in Larry and his dogs.
Larry did great with our princess Sophia! She fit right in with his pack and seemed happy defending his home when we picked her up.

Larry was nice enough to do a meet and greet the weekend prior and was very flexible about the drop off and pick up schedule. He didn't even complain when we were a half hour late getting back to town.

We are booking Sophia again with him this week as we continue our summer excursions. It's nice to know that she is well cared for when we are gone. Larry seemed very knowledgable about dogs. We strongly recommend him.
My pup came home healthy, happy and tired - lots of playing. Thank you!
Everything is just as presented. Dog lover with a nice home who asked good questions about Roxy.
Larry is a delight. We both come from Western New York State. Our dogs seemed to enjoy their stay. He has two nice dogs and Ollie and Gilly got along with them fine. Larry has a nice way with dogs: firm but kind. We will use his services again and recommend him to our friends.
First class dog sitter and home.
We were extremely pleased with Larry's friendly handling of our dog's visit.
This is a late review but I just wanted to say I would bring Lady back to Larry where ever he lived. He is excellent with animals!. Lady was so tired from playing with his dogs she slept for a few days...hahaha. Thanks Larry!
Larry was a fantastic host, and extremely understanding when I was two hours later than my target arrival time on a Friday evening due to an unexpected nightmare traffic jam. He was very gracious, had a beautiful home with great space, and is a true dog lover. My dog seemed at ease with him and the space, which isn't always the case when she is boarded at traditional facilities. I would wholeheartedly recommend Larry, and if traveling to the area again would utilize his service again.
Larry was great.he took care of Ellie Mae like she was his own dog and I felt very at ease leaving her with Larry.She was in great spirits when I picked her up and I would use his services again.Michael
Larry was a great host for our dogs, Jake and Poly. He was very easy to work with and accomodating of our schedule. I would highly recommend him to others.
Larry took great care of my dog! I highly recommend him.
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