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Matthew Z.

36 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
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  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Matthew's Resident Pets

14 yr 2 mo old

Matthew's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Matthew

9 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I have an excellent, warm, and inviting little home in which I would happily watch your dog while you travel. I'm a writer who mostly works from home, and I have my own dog companion, Vinnie, who accompanies me on most of my comings and goings. Your dog wouldn't be lonely; that's for sure. I love dogs, and would care for yours as if it were my own.
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Can administer oral medicine

Matthew Z.

36 Reviews
18 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 1, 2017


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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Matthew's Home
$44 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Matthew's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 12 miles
36 Reviews
Matt was incredibly accommodating and very caring towards both my dogs. Thank you for taking such good care of them over the holidays!
I am very happy and my dogs are very happy
Matthew was very welcoming and had a very good relaxed demeanour which is what I look for in a person to hang out with my dogs! He took our dogs on New Year's Eve and was very flexible with drop off and pick up times. He texted lots of cute photos and took them on a big walk on New Year's Day before we picked them up. They were very relaxed and happy and I would definitely reccomend Matthew to anyone in the LA area.
Matthew was great! He watched my dog Luna while I was away for the holiday. Luna got to go on hikes, play with dogs, and came back tired and happy! Matthew was responsive and accommodating to my schedule. I got daily pics! Thank you!
Matthew was fantastic! I have an old pup (14/15) and he needs a little extra care and Matthew sent me constant updates and pictures of how my little dude was doing and eating. It was a huge relief knowing Simon was being taken care of and was in good hands. Simon came home happy and like he had been playing all weekend long :)
Matthew is great! We asked him if you could drop off our dog really early in the morning and he was totally ok with it! Our pooch, Cosima, had a great day, filled with walks and playing! Highly recommended!
Matthew was kind, understanding and extremely accommodating of our very difficult situation. I would happily entrust my dogs with him again. And his little dog is a super cute old guy!
Matthew was a top notch host for our pup Ernest.
We were away on holiday for 5 days time, and it was beyond comforting to receive daily updates and photos from him. He is trustworthy, communicative, hyper in tune with animals and hosts a great place to send your pup on vacay.
ALL ACES. Ernest gives his High Paw Praise!
Rosie had the best time with Matthew and his dog, Vinnie. She went on tons of hikes, trips to the park, and long walks. Matthew also sent pictures every day, which is exactly what you need when you're away missing your pet. Rosie came home happy and exhausted, and like she had just been on a vacation of her own. We will absolutely use Matthew again!
So great! Pooch was well taken care of and happy and relaxed when I picked him up. Thank you!!
This was a last minute thing. Very accommodating. Made me feel comfortable. Dog was super happy. would use again
Matt is absolutely wonderful ! My girl Roxy can be a handful but after staying with Matt she is actually much more relaxed and mellow ! I know she had the best time !
I was once like many of you -new to DogVacay and apprehensive about dog boarding after reading the umpteenth dog hotel horror stories. Lucky for myself and you that Matt is on DogVacay because leaving my chiweenie Luke with him felt like letting an old friend or family member watch over him. Matt's house is very well suited for dog care as he has a yard but in addition to that he likes to take them for walks in Mt Washington very very nearby. He is very courteous & accommodating to dropoff/pick up times and very responsive to calls and texts. He even sent me pictures via text of my dog and how he was faring in the mornings which was a pleasant surprise! All in all, I can confidently say that Matt was my first and now go-to dog sitter on DogVacay and couldn't be happier that I chose him.
Matt is great. Lola is ALWAYS with us so she gets nervous sometimes when we leave her but she's stayed with Matt a few times and really likes him. He has a nice outdoor space in the back where she likes to hang and he takes her on nice long hikes which she loves. I'm sure Lola will stay with him again!
Matt was great with our huskies Max and Athena! They seemed to enjoy staying with Matt a lot from the daily pics we saw. We appreciate Matt picking them up and dropping them off on time, and wouldn't hesitate to request Matt should any needs sitting needs come up. Thanks much again Matt! :)
Matt was awesome!! Very prompt in communicating with me which I appreciated. He was flexible with drop off and pick up times . And most importantly , our dog was taken care of very well.
Matt's the best! His chill vibe and nice backyard keep my Lola comfy and calm. She also loves the hikes he takes her on and actually wags her tail when we get to his house!
Matt was awesome! This was Turbo's first time (of many I'm sure) staying with Matt and Vinnie. Matt sent periodic photos of Turbo during the week, making me feel at ease knowing he was in good hands. Lucky guy even got a few walks in, which I know he loved. Highly recommended!
Matthew is the best! He was communicative and sent pictures the whole time we were away. He likes to hike with the dogs and has a great little home with an enclosed yard for dogs who like to watch birds and hang outside (our dog). Would definitely send Lula to stay with him again. Thanks, Matthew!
Matt was wonderful with Phineas! He was communicative, sharing photos of our little guy while we were away. Overall, the best experience I've had with DogVacay so far.
Great job. He handled our senior dog and a puppy at the same time. Kept us posted with regular pics and changed the sheets so we came home and could flip right into bed. Highly recommend.
We found Matthew Z to be very responsive, dependable, and good with our two dogs. It's nice having someone we can depend on to help out when needed.
Matthew was very nice and accommodating, and I had no doubts that my dog received great care. If you're looking for a friendly low-key experience for your dog, Matthew is the sitter for you!
We love Matt. He is the perfect dog sitter. He's attentive and wants to make sure the dogs are happy. We started with a meet and greet. Then met another time so the dogs could get use to his place and Vinnie, Matt's dog. We hiked together yet another time to help create a familiar pack. As a result, my dogs, Latte and Ludwig were extremely comfortable staying at Matt and Vinnie's place. Matt updated us with pics when ever we asked how the dogs were. And the dogs were usually, lying with each other, relaxed. They also went hiking or walking every day so the dogs got their daily exercise. With Matt, we feel we can take more trips now without any worry.
Everything was great! Matt's a really easy going person and was super available for a quick meet and greet, and flexible with pick up. He watched our little dog for a quick weekend away. Would definitely recommend and will be using again!
Matthew was great! He sat for my dog, Zoey, for a long weekend. He was very easy to communicate with, sent lots of photos, took her for some hikes. Zoey came back a happy camper.
Matt is WONDERFUL! He couldn't have been more lovely, flexible, friendly, or caring. Our dog is a little shy with men and yet immediately took to him and his sweet little Chihuahua Vinnie like they were family. He texted us a picture of our happy gal out on a walk which we really appreciated, was super communicative, and put us right at ease for our dog's two-day stay. Can't recommend him enough. Thank you, Matt and Vinnie!
Daisy seemed to really hit it off with Matthew from the get go. She usually isn't very snuggly with men, but at our meet and greet, she went right up to him and gave him a kiss. And then, during her stay, Matthew said that she wanted to be on the bed with him! Knowing that Daisy was with someone she really liked was such a relief. And she was in great shape when I picked her up. We'll definitely be using him again!
Matt Z is an awesome, nice guy with a natural calm attitude which is great to care for dogs. I cannot thank him enough for taking care of my dog Odo who just started showing behavioral issues of separation anxiety and aggression triggered by fear. Even with this hurdle Matt worked with Odo to give him what he needed to be comfortable while we were away. Matt allowed Odo the time he needed to get settled in at his place and used to his new surroundings. Vinnie was also great and was just the right companion for a dog like Odo. Matt is very patient and I would say is now very experienced at caring for dogs with anxiety who need extra understanding and attention when caring for them. Great guy, great doggie companion, peaceful place, and amazing service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :)
This was my first time getting a sitter for my two dogs. Matthew was great, I felt really comfortable with the whole process and everything turned out great. Most importantly my two lil buddies appeared to have a good time : )
Yoshi again enjoyed his stay with Matt and Vinnie. They are wonderful, dependable, trustworthy and very caring. We feel welcomed every time we take Yoshi to their house. We feel very fortunate that we found Matt and Vinnie to care for Yoshi when we are away.
Because Yoshi had such a great time with Matt and Vinnie during the summer, he stayed with them again for a day visit. Matt and Vinnie exceed our expectations when it comes to caring for Yoshi. We feel very fortunate to have found them and highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of quality pet sitting. Thank you Matt and Vinnie! We will see you again soon!
Matthew did a great job taking care of my two little friends. He was very responsive and kept me updated with texts and photos (in which my pals looked super comfy!).

I'm glad to have someone I can trust to take care of my dogs when I'm away, and would highly recommend Matt to anyone looking to leave their pets in good hands!
Matt and Vinnie were absolutely wonderful hosts! Our dog Yoshi had a great time with them. Matt is extremely responsible and provided us with text messages and photos throughout our vacation. We felt very comfortable and were able to enjoy ourselves knowing Yoshi was being cared for so well. We highly recommend Matt and Vinnie and feel very fortunate to have a wonderful, trustworthy resource to care for Yoshi again when needed.
He was Excellent and went beyond just the "dog sitting" experience. This was their first time ever being away from home or with me, so, of course I was hesitant at first. They were very comfortable & felt at home with Matt & Vinnie. I would definitely recommend him for anyone who wants someone who has an understanding and care as Matt does. We will definitely be going back for his care. He's great!
Winston had a terrific time with Matthew and Vinny (Matthews dog). Would highly recommend them as hosts to anyone!
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