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Stephen T.

109 Reviews
68 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull - Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Stephen's Resident Pets

Baylee-Jean
Labrador Retriever
Female
2 yr 8 mo old
Baylee-Jean
Labrador Retriever
Female
2 yr 8 mo old

Stephen's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old, 13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Stephen

40 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.


I am a stay at home dad in Markham,Ont....
We have three children 9; 14; & 16.

We have a large fenced back yard and a nature trail/pond directly across the road.
We are dog lovers and had dogs most of our lives.Unfortunately we had to put ours down 2 years ago. She was the love of our life.
On January 20, 2015 we have adopted an 8 mos lab mix...great with kids and dogs.

Any visiting pets are usually bedded down on the dining/living room area but they really are allowed the freedom to venture in any of the areas...while staying here. They are considered part of the family and will be treated accordingly:)

GREAT NEWS!! All Booking are now in Canadian FUNDS. A savings for you.

We manage an average of 4 to 6 dogs per day and on very rare occasion due to some form of emergency we will take and extra dog or two.We have extra support to assist when this happens.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Stephen T.

109 Reviews
68 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 3, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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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Phone Interviewed
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Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Stephen's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Stephen's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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109 Reviews
Stephen is a pawsome host! We loved the photo updates that he sent throughout the day. Chewie has been sleeping since we got home. She had a great time there and gives it 2 paws up!
We left our dog Gizmo for the very first time with a sitter and he had an absolute wonderful time! Stephen is fantastic! He made sure we were kept up to date with how Gizmo was doing and also sent photos so we can see for ourselves. He made us feel very comfortable with the whole process and we felt very secure that our dog was safe and well taken care of. We would have Stephen watch Gizmo anytime (and I know Gizmo would love that as well!)
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Stephen and his family have taken care of our Bertie on four separate occasions for both long and short stays. Every time Bertie is there we know he is very well taken care of. Stephen sends us photos and videos that really put our minds at ease when having to leave Bertie! Stephen is always very prompt with his replies and quotes and we really appreciate his ability to accommodate last minute requests when we need it most. Bertie is always happy to stay with Stephen and his family and we couldn't recommend them more! Thank you so much!!!
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Snowfie is the love of our life and it's always hard for me to leave her in the care of anyone, but there are times when situations arise where we do need to have someone watch her for a few days.

During those times I am so thankful that I have someone like Stephen to take care of her for me. He sends me photo and video updates so that I can see what she's up to when I am far away, it sets my mind at ease to know that she's okay and that she's being treated as part of Stephen's family.

I've used Stephen's services many times in the past and can't recommend him enough.
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Our two dogs Chase (boxer) and Riley (lhasa mix) stayed with Stephen for the weekend and had a great time.

Stephen was super fast at responding to messages when i was arranging the meet and greet which was very helpful as we booked our getaway last minute so didnt have alot of time for communicating back and forth.

While we were away we received updates daily on our pups day with pictures etc. It was great!

Both our dogs are on a raw diet which Stephen was able to accomodate without any hesitation.

We are very happy with the services and will deffinitely use Stephen again!
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Stephen is amazing!
Highly recommend! My pup have a wonderful time with Stephen and his family. He loved his stay there and the daily updates Stephen send, helped us to have peace of mind and enjoy our vacation knowing our little one is just well cared and happy! Stephen is great, you just can see how pups love and behave around him. Thank you so much!
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Our fur baby had a fantastic time with Stephan and his family! He also made so many friends!! Stephan kept us updated with photos
Awesome like always!
Our dog has enjoyed all his stays at Stephen's. The first stay, he was having so much fun that he didn't want to leave. His first overnight stay was like he was at home, no issues in sleeping.

Stephen sent multiple daily updates with photos which was reassuring to us that our dog was being well looked after and he was enjoying his stays.

I have recommended Stephen to numerous dog owners in our neighbourhood.
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Our Lab Retriever just loves going to Stephen's place for dog sitting. It is the first and only choice for us because Stephen is very experienced, attentive and caring when it comes to taking care of our dog, whether its for a few hours to a few weeks. He provides the peace of mind knowing he will take great care of your dog when we are away. Stephen sends you daily photo's of your dog to let you know how much fun they are having in your absent.
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Rocky had a great stay with Stephen. His home is spacious and clean with plenty of places for the dogs to relax. In addition he has a large backyard area for the dogs to run around and socialize. We were very impressed with Stephen's understanding of dogs and their needs and knew Rocky would be well looked after. I would definitely recommend Stephen to anyone looking for quality in home boarding for their pet. We will definitely use him again.
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Stephen was a very good host. I think our dogs were very busy while they were there. They slept more than usual when they got home.
Very happy with communication and care for our dog!
This was my little senior guy, Willis' first guest visit for a few hours with Stephen and his family. Dog friendly home with a great fenced in outdoor space. Willis will be staying over for a longer visit in a few weeks and its reassuring to know that he will be well taken care of.
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My pup loved his stay here and I know he was well taken care of, and the constant updates help so much! Stephen was great, and I would definitely recommend him to others!
Duke is always excited to go to Stephen's place. He loves going and it puts my mind at rest knowing he is looked after so well. Would recommend Stephen for your dog and your peace of mind.
Once again Stephen did a good job in taking care of our two dogs in our last- minute reservation. It was very kind of Stephen to extend the extra hour so that we didn't have to rush to pick up the dogs especially when everything had to all came at the same time! Happy dogs, Happy owner. Thank you Stephen! We will come back to you very soon again!
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Stephen was awesome from the moment we went to check him and his place out,my year old German Shepherd loved boarding with him and came home happy and healthy,stephen responded on timely manner,sent updates and pictures of my puppy everyday,also my dog was limping Stephen immediately emailed me and took care of the necessary things,we are booking our dog again with Stephen.
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My dog Summer stayed with Stephen while we were away on vacation, and I think he had a better time than us! Stephen kept us updated with lots of photos so we could see Summer's happy face everyday! The large fenced yard definitely burned lots of calories and kept Summer in shape :) Highly recommended!
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Thank you Stephen for taking care of our husky Koko. It looked like she felt right at home begging for food as she does with our family. It was great seeing her socializing with other dogs, which she has not been very good at. Koko is already looking forward to coming back and visiting in the future!
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We were so glad that we found Stephen through a referral and DogVacay.com. We were looking for a dog sitter in the very last minute and Stephen was the one that could accommodate our dates. We could have not be able to go for our vacation if we couldn't find someone trustful to leave our two dogs there. This was the very first time that we left our dogs alone to someone else. Stephen updated us with pictures and a few words about our dogs almost everyday. This helped to ease our worries and anxiety while on vacation. We know our dogs had a good stay with Stephen because they came home looking better than before! We will definitely go back to Stephen if we need boarding for our dogs again. Thank you Stephen (and Gordon too for the exceptional attention)! You are Pawsome!
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Stephen is awesome! Rosco had a blast!
My dog Topi loves his stay with Stephen, he is now part of his family! I am very happy with his stays and Stephen always sends pictures! Pawsome service! Thanks so much!
Great as always
My pup always happy to stay with Stephen! It's so great that we can find Stephen someone to trust to take care of my dog.
Stephen was phenomenal. After our meet and greet, we knew that we had found someone that we could trust to look after our dog. We haven't left our dog with anyone very often but now that we have found Stephen, we feel assured that when we do, our dog will be in great hands!

He has an extra large backyard that provides plenty of roaming and playing area with other dogs. After some play time outside, our dog was also allowed inside to relax. We even got pictures of our dog's stay and he settled in quite nicely.

He is also very accommodating to our schedule and his communication is top notch as he responded to many of our inquiries very quickly. We would not hesitate to recommend Stephen and will be using him for all of our dogsitting needs. Thanks for the totally pawesome service that you provide!
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Opie had a great time at Stephen's during his vacation, and we received updates to let us know that Opie was having fun. That made us feel better that he was in a safe and friendly place while we were away.
When Opie came home he was tired out from all the fun he had- we would definitely bring Opie back!
Thank you Stephen!
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We were very comfortable with Stephen as soon as we met him. And, most importantly, so was our dog!!
Stephen was extremely accommodating after the family friend that normally looks after our dog suddenly became unavailable the day before our holiday - Stephen will definitely be our first choice the next time we go away.
An added plus are the emailed daily photo updates which reassured us that our dog was very happy and well taken care of.
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Stephen was the perfect pet-sitter to take care of our 5-yr old boxer, Tyson. Usually Tyson is very hostile and never liked other dogs. Hence we were skeptical to leave him anywhere for 2 wks. But while we were away, we received pics of Tyson everyday and were surprised to see him playing with other dogs; even sharing his cage with another dog! Stephen communicated with us regularly and sent pics of Tyson everyday - which was a bonus. It made us enjoy our vacation peacefully. Even after being away for 2 wks, Tyson looked healthy and happy when we picked him up. We felt that after coming home he was moaning for a day - probably because he missed his friends at Stephen's house! When we left Tyson at other pet sitters before, he would not eat and would come back home skinnier - even if it was after 3 days! In future we would definitely leave Tyson with Stephen & nowhere else. I would strongly recommend anyone to have their pets stay with Stephen while on vacation.
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PAWSOME:) Both dogs were given a lot of attention and playtime...they slept as soon as they got in the car and I'm sure they felt like they were right at home! I loved the pics that Stephen sent throughout their stay...I would highly recommend Stephen for your dog daycare needs.
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My two dogs stayed with Stephen for just one night, but it was great. I got pictures sent to me and both dogs looked like they were having a blast. At the end they came home tired and happy, which is all you can really ask for.
It's been great as always!!! We went for 2 weeks vacation and put our dog at Steph's house. We got the photo/video updated everyday and our dog loved Steph's house!
It was my first time using DogVacay and the moment I met Stephen and he explained the lay of the land as he provides it to his furry guests, my fears quickly evaporated.

As well as being a gracious and loving host, it was obvious that he was the alpha in his household and was in control and aware of every canine interaction!

Stephen provided me with daily updates and photos of my little ones having a great time.

When I went to pick them up, it was obvious that they were happy to see me but sad to leave.

I have recommended Stephen to my family and have every intention of using his services again!
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Stephen was great with my dog Scottie. He sent daily pictures and updates. I knew Scottie was taken care of very well. I would highly recommend Stephen.
My dog is a little shy, I only sent her for 1 night, Steven has taken good care of her, and tried hand feed her several times as her didn't want to eat, and Steven also sent pictures several times, I'll send my dog for longer stay for next time.

Thanks,
Amy
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Stephen is an amazing sitter who is very open to assisting to the care of my two boys. Very friendly, patient and caring.
I highly recommend Stephen. Today was the first time I left my dog Maylea for a day stay and it was a great experience. Stephen has a very calm relaxed approach dealing with dogs and nervous owners:) His home is large and has a big beautiful backyard for the dogs to play. I even got some very nice photos during the day with Maylea playing with his children. Maylea will certainly be visiting again soon. Thanks Stephen!
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This was my first experience with a dog sitter and it has been absolutely fantastic. Stephen is very experienced and made myself and my little guy very comfortable during the week long stay. I received many photos while I was away and it made me feel very confident my Thor was in great hands. I absolutely recommend stephen and will definitely use his services in the future.
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This is the 3rd time my dog stayed at Stephen's. He and his family took very good care of my baby and sent daily updates with photos and videos. You can count on Stephen and his family and I would highly recommend his service to anyone.

Thanks, Stephen and the family. We will see you soon!
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This is the fourth time that Stephen has taken care of my dog, and every time I feel that he is in good hands and I can enjoy my holidays. He sends daily pictures or videos which I enjoy, when we arrive at Stephen's place my dog runs directly to his door. I will definitely continue using his services. Thanks!
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Stephen did an amazing job watching my fur baby. It was clear that Stephen and his family are real animal lovers. We loved getting daily photos and videos which clearly showed my dog having an amazing vacation. Normally when we pick up our pooch after a holiday he is so excited to see us. Not this time, I'm pretty sure he would rather live full time with Stephen. There's a little part of me that doesn't want to leave such a great review as selfishly we might not be able to book with Stephen if he becomes too popular. I will definitely be using his services in the future.
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Rudy went for his first daycare visit with Stephen this week in preparation for a longer stay. He was welcomed and came home happy and tired after much playtime outside with Bailey and another puppy friend! We're now more than comfortable having Rudy stay with Stephen and his family during our upcoming vacation.
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Chloe always has an amazing time at Stephen's! It's her home away from home!
Great! Topi was really happy and Stephen was really understandable for the extended stay. I will definitely use Stephen services again!
From the first moment we met Stephen we knew we would not be disappointed. Daisy's stay with Stephen exceeded even our expectations. The pictures and notes we received were also a pleasant daily surprise. Stephen and his families love for the animals is obvious from the moment you walk into their home. Your dog would be fortunate to have a dogvacay with Stephen!
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Once again, Stephen went out of his way to accommodate Mocha in spite of his own upcoming family vacation. I am most grateful to him for always being there for Mocha (and me). As always, Mocha could not wait for Stephen to open the door to him and take over as "boss" - I have been told he behaves like he owns their home!! I am most grateful to Stephen and his family for taking care of Mocha while I was away as I would not have been comfortable leaving Mocha with anyone else especially as he is getting on in years - and getting needier. Special thanks for Edward and the rest of the family for treating Mocha as their own. Their kindness to their residents is obvious and I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
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Amazing stay
Booking was super easy, Stephan takes lots of pics for you to see! Amazing stay
Amazing stay! My beagle had a blast!!!
We could not have found a better home away from home for Chloe!
Fantastic as always!
We are so happy to have found Stephen and his family for our Chloe! She is always so happy to go and we are confident that she is being well taken care of. We also love getting photos throughout her stay!
Finally I found my dog, Winnie's second home while we are away. I received the pictures of Winnie every day from Stephen and also I can reach him so quickly! He answered me always in a minute:) Also his family love dogs and his dog's very nice too:) He has a huge backyard so dogs can run around and he made a trail for dogs on the snow covered backyard. It was very impressive. I could feel he really cares and love dogs. I definitely will do with him whenever I want. Highly recommend!!!!
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Fantastic! This is the 2nd time I have asked Stephen to take care of my dog. Very pleased...kept me updated with pictures, had other dogs around so my dog could play and socialize. Definitely will be using his services again.
Very happy with the way Stephen took care of our dog Noah. We received daily emails on how he was doing including pics of Noah. Would highly recommend. The most important aspect was that at no time were the dogs left alone. There was always someone there. Our next trip away will definitely include dropping off Noah at Stephens home because we will not have to worry about him.

Thanks again for taking such good care of our Noah
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Stephen and his family took wonderful care of Honnu during her stay. It was the first time my husband and I had to travel without Honnu for an extended period of time, we did a lot of research and found Stephen's profile on DogVacay - in addition to great reviews from Stephen's clients, the repeat customers from the reviews convinced us that Stephen likely offers good care for his furry guests. Stephen was prompt and patient with my questions via email. We arranged a visit, Stephen's home was spotless - no animal odour or excessive scent from cleaning products. It also seemed like a safe place for dogs - a fenced backyard and a baby/animal gate between the front door and the living space. During our travel, Stephen sent us photos of Honnu daily. It was very comforting to know that Honnu was having fun and making new friends. We picked up Honnu two days ago after being away for two weeks. She was happy, healthy, and clean! Big thanks to Stephen and his family for taking such good care of Honnu - my husband and I are really glad to have found a place we can trust for Honnu.

Tiffany
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Our dog was very loved while we were away. Our first time using this service and Stephen and his family were amazing to our pooch :)
Stephen & his family were great with our dog. He was very accommodating & our pup came back exhausted from a fun filled weekend at Stephen's! I wouldn't hesitate to use his services again.
Stephen was an amazing host & was very welcoming. I was a little nervous because Titan is a big dog with lots of energy but Stephen handled him well and made him feel right at home. Thanks again for the pic updates!
Stephen was great and a general gentle person who loves dogs. His family loves dogs. I had to travel for a few weeks and when I came to pick up, my dog didn't want to leave. With a large backyard and lots of space (inside and outside), Stephen is a very safe bet. Thank you and I will be back on my next trip!
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Betsy was well received in Stephen's house for a week. She was the smaller dog and at first I was a bit afraid she will jump in my arms and would not want to stay. Stephen's boys made her to feel comfortable between the fellow dogs.
While we were away we received updates as Stephen would know that we were thinking how was she doing. The drop off and pick up times were very flexible.
Betsy was well rested and fed during the DogVavay. Definitely we will contact Stephen next time around.
Thank you Stephen and family!
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This was our second time using Stephen's services to take care of our little pumpkin and once again it was nothing short of wonderful. :)

Snowfie walked right in and made herself at home and Stephen was really good at sending me photos of her every day, which was great as I was missing her a lot.

She was the smallest dog in his care this time around (except for the shiz tzu) and I was a bit worried at first, but Stephen assured me that these were repeat guests and that the dogs were all friendly and gentle. Snowfie can be fiesty and doesn't allow anyone to bully her so I was confident she had a really good week. Thanks again to Stephen (and also Gordon) who took great care of our little pup once again. :)

I highly recommend them. Snowfie came home so tired from all the play she went right to bed. :)
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Stephen and his family take great care of their guests. I highly recommend them.
This was our corgi's second stay with Stephen and his family, and we have just booked a third stay. Can I say more? Kea, our corgi, has a wonderful time with the whole family, including the other dogs who either live with them or are visiting.
Stephen took excellent care of our dog Bauer. There was a large backyard where the dogs had lots of room to run. We enjoyed the photos that were sent to us throughout our vacation showing Bauer having fun with Stephen's family and other dogs. We would highly recommend sending your dog and we would not hesitate to use him again.
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Perfect host!!!! That's all I can say. Snowie was so happy there
neo has great times these days! will surely come back.
Neo had a great time at Stephen's house again.
Chloe always loves going to Stephen's! I love that I can take her there with the confidence that she'll be well taken care of, and also have a great time with Baylee and the whole family!
I could not have been happier that Stephen was available to care for my dogs! He was and is absolutely amazing. My two dogs needed to be boarded for a month and had never been without me prior AND are large. I was nervous, my dogs didn't know what was happening, and Stephen made me so comfortable and my dogs so happy! I was impressed with him from the start for being so accommodating to such large dogs. Upon meeting him, he made all my nerves go away. He updated me frequentlywith pictures which was so helpful. I recommend Stephen with the highest regard. He is the 1st person on my list if my boys ever need a place to stay. Thank you thank you THANK YOU Stephen and family!!!!
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As usual Chloe had an awesome time! She's always so happy to go to Stephen's, and nice and tuckered out when she comes home!
My pup Darby loves it at Stephen's house! She can't wait for him to open the front door and she quickly makes herself at home. It is a relief going to work knowing she is somewhere that she loves and is loved.
Chloe always loves it there!
Thank you to Stephen and his family for having Cooper as their guest. Stephen's upbeat attitude and caring nature made me feel at ease while leaving Cooper for the first time. I especially looked forward to his updates and photos! Cooper will be back in the near future!
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Our dog, Fry - was with Stephen for ~10 days. From the meet-and-greet visit to the time we picked him up, it is very clear that Stephen (1) genuinely loves dogs, (2) cares about the "parents" as well, and (3) is experienced with caring for dogs. He was patient with our questions and sent us frequent updates / photos to reassure us that all was OK. I would not hesitate to send Fry to Stephen's for his next dogvacay.
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Chloe had another fantastic vacay at Stephen's!!
This is Mino's second time staying over at Stephen's house! Stephen and his family gave Mino all the attention that he needed for the weekend. I live on my own and Mino never really spent much time around children but at Stephen's house he learn how to play with children. Bailey (Stephen's dog) was also a sweetheart. She and Mino would run around the yard non-stop until one of them gets tired. Defiantly a great host and will recommend this to everyone.
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Fantastic! Chloe loves it there!
I am so happy to have found Stephen and his family! I can tell that Chloe had a fantastic time, and is well taken care of when she's there. Chloe and Bailey have bonded and I'm so happy she has another sweet puppy to play with! We are very lucky to have found a place where Chloe can stay that is as safe and loving as Stephen's!
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Best host ever, I will definitely take Zeus there on my next vacation.
I found Stephen through a referral by a close friend. It turned out to be a great experience. Stephen was very prompt answering all my questions and keeping me updated so I knew that my dog was taken good care of. Stephen also sent me pictures and messages daily even though it's only a short stay. I don't need to say much because there are already so many wonderful reviews about Stephen. I am sending my dog back to Stephen in October for a longer stay and I believe this simply shows how much I like Stephen and trust him! Thanks, Stephen, for having taken such good care of my baby and allowing me to enjoy my vacation!
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My Italian Greyhound had a great time with Stephen and his family. Fidel had access to a large backyard and was able to walk and play throughout his home.I was excited to receive great pictures and video of Fidel.
I would definitely use his excellent service again.
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Having never left Snowfie with anyone other than close friends before, I was extremely anxious about leaving her with a stranger, but after reading the reviews for Stephen and after meeting Baylee and the rest of his family at the meet and greet, I had no doubt in my mind that Snowfie was going to enjoy her little mini vacation there. She and Baylee hit it off immediately.

Snowfie is very affectionate and loving and doesn't have a mean bone in her and Stephen completely reassured me that she would be in a safe and comfortable environment at all times. Stephen also sent me videos and photos daily showing me what she was up to, which was so great because it helped me to relax and enjoy my vacation a lot more knowing that she was in good hands and having a great time. I can't say enough to good things about Stephen and his family. We would happily use Stephen's services again. :)
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Another amazing stay for our pup! As we pulled up to Stephan place. You can see the excitement in Champion. He just loves it there!
This is the 4th time we have used Stephen. He is wonderful!!! Our dog Russell starts crying when we get close to his house he is so excited to be there.
Our experience with Stephen has been perfect. Stephen was prompt with his communication, very patient, and was extremely understanding to our needs. During our meet-and-greet, Stephen has reassured us by making us feel just as comfortable as our dog Scooby would be. Furthermore, Stephen kept us up to date with Scooby's status with ample pictures. We appreciated Stephen's honest professionalism and will definitely recommend him to our peers.
Stephen's facility and family just overflow with welcoming doggie heaven atmosphere!
Lastly, I want to point out that we were late in picking up Scooby. Stephen was so adaptive and flexible that he did not rush us nor did he give us any hassle.
I will be a returning customer, and I highly recommend Stephen to take care of your extension of family!
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Another great vacation with Stephen and his family for our dog Raven! Highly recommended!
After seeing all the great reviews I decided to have a meet and greet. I was nervous as I never left my pup before and knew it would take the right person to actually know how to take care of my super active pup, and treat him as he was his own. After the meet and greet i knew right away Stephen was the perfect person to watch Champion. I was away for 4 nights and was sent pics and videos everyday. I felt so much at ease when I knew champion was having such a great time! And it made me actually enjoy my vacation knowing I had nothing to worry about. Stephen spoiled Champion so much that he even had him outside his crate to sleep. When I picked champion up he was so calm and it seemed he did not want to leave. I definetly will come back for future visits!!

Thanks Stephen and his family
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We chose Stephen to host our 9 year old "puppy", Ash, while we were taking a little vacation. It was absolutely wonderful. After our meet & greet we are sure that Stephen would be a great host and we weren't disappointed. He kept us posted on Ash's progress every day and sent us photos of him throughout the day. Really made us feel at ease. No brainier for future stays!!
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Stephen was a great host for Coco, our 1-year old chocolate lab. Despite the short notice we gave, Stephen was still very accommodating. He even sent us photos of her every day while we left for our 4-day vacation. I will gladly leave Coco with Stephen again. :)
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Stephen was EXTREMELY nice and caring for Cookie! He sent us pictures and videos of her everyday to show us her progress and how she was doing. He welcomed her like she was a part of his family and treated her like it too. We trusted him completely and we were not worried about Cookie at all. If we ever have to go on vacation again, we are DEFINITELY letting Stephen take care of Cookie!
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Stepten did a great job again!
Stephen and his family were incredible! We usually have a family member baby sitting our dog when we are away but this time we all went on a vacation. I was nervous leaving Melo with a stranger but trusted the reviews. Needless to say I am extremely happy with the service and attention that we received. Stephen sent us videos and pictures everyday and responded to emails quickly. Within two hours after dropping off Melo. We received a sweet note from our dog. (Which was nice as I cried for a good hour after leaving him!) He was attentive to Melo and to our needs. I felt extremely comfortable leaving my Melo with him and actually enjoyed our vacation with peace of mind. Will definitely go to Stephen again even if a family member is available to babysit :)
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Stephen went the extra mile. From pick up/drop off assistance to regular photos & video, we knew our puppy was in great hands. Stephen is a genuine dog lover!
Another great stay with stephen et. al. Thanks again, only wish u lived closer! S
Ruby, our 4.5 yr old lab had a wonderful weekend at Stephen's place! Our family decided to go on two separate road trips on two weekends. After a meet n greet. We decided to have our dog stay at Stephen's place. The house has a big backyard which allows Ruby to run around and she apparently enjoyed it very much. Stephen is so nice that he sent us photos and a video of Ruby's day. We are so glad that we found Stephen as the boarding home for our Ruby.
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Stephen is amazing with my dog Kali, his dog Baylee is very very welcoming and Kali fits in really well. Look forward just to drop her there at times for playdate.
This is the third time we have used Stephen. Always a wonderful experience for both our dog, Russell and us!!
Our two corgis were picked up by Stephen at our home in Toronto. They were well cared for. There were even photos or a short video sent by email. When I picked them up in Unionville a week later, I met Stephen's family. I would certainly be happy to use Stephen's DogVacay again.
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We left our 10 month old Brittany spaniel puppy "Pekoe" with Stephen for over 2 weeks. He sent us photos and videos everyday. She was obviously having a great time with their dog and others he boarded. She had medication to be given and a health issue to be monitored. Stephen took care of these responsibly.
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Fantastic experience. Total peace of mind.

My dog Leopold the IGGY was so happy with his stay as evidenced by the steady stream of photo updates I received.

We highly recommend Stephen and his family and appreciate his welcoming efforts.

Well exceeded expectations.

Rating: Outperform!
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This was our first time with Stephen and he was amazing! I received pictures and/or video every day. Our dog is usually anxious about being away from home but the big backyard and great family helped our dog settle in! We will definitely board our dog here again!
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Stephen and his family were wonderful hosts. I received several pictures daily showing a very happy Russell playing with Baylee. I would not hesitate to recommend Stephen to anyone. You can see he truly loves the animals.
Stephen and his family took care of our Teddy very well. They frequently sent us pictures, and he was very flexible about our pickup time. thank you Stephen and family.
Another successful visit. I had no qualms about leaving Mocha with Stephen and his family again. Mocha feels the love and went right in the house all ready to be loved and pampered. He loves the company and has come back looking content and well and happy. Thank you Stephen and family.
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I had never left Mocha (14 years old) with anyone other than close family before. Our entire family had to go out of town for a wedding and finding Stephen and his family through DogVacay was a God send! Our meet and greet went so well that Mocha had to be coaxed to come back home with me! Stephen and his family have taken great care of Mocha and I will have no hesitation leaving him with them again. The photos show how happy and relaxed Mocha is with the family. He could feel the love in their home and went right in without a backward glance when I dropped him off. Mocha does not have much company at home and he enjoyed being loved and pampered by so many. Thank you Stephen and Family!
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Stephen did a great job watching Raiden. He kept me updated and knew how to care for a big dog. Awesome!
Stephen is an AMAZING host. He was extremely accommodating to accept my last minute request. He also sent me photos of Bauer romping and playing with his boys in their large back yard. When I came to pick Bauer up, he appeared to be quite content just to stay there with them. Bauer doesn't have kids at home to play with so this was a wonderful experience for him. As this was his first time away from home, I was a bit nervous about leaving him with strangers but after the Meet N Greet with Stephen and his family, I had confidence that this would be a perfect environment for him. From the moment we met, I felt comfortable with them in their lovely home which had a tranquility about it.
We would not hesitate to book with another DogVacay with this wonderful host.
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