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Steve & Patty W.

57 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Steve & Patty's House

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Medium Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Steve & Patty

45 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
At A Touch Of Gold, dogs are supervised 24/7 because taking care of your dog(s) is ALL WE DO! We believe that a kennel should be the last resort for your dog. Your dogs will live in our home like our own dogs do.....subject to any rules you may have about furniture, beds, and so forth. Taking good care of our client's dogs is all that we do and have done FULL TIME in our home since 2010. Dogs have the "run" of our home and our securely fenced corner lot outside of the village limits. Though they will be crated initially at night, many of our long-term clients have proven trustworthy and no longer get crated and sleep in our room :) ALL dogs should be able to be crated, and if you have questions about this, be sure to ask us at the meet & greet.

Patty and I have FORTY years of CONCURRENT experience owning, caring for, rehabilitating, and working with dogs......the last eighteen years exclusively for our living. We have offered in-our-home boarding and daycare for almost TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. We have a L-O-N-G list of satisfied clients who in many cases are sending their second, and even third generation of cherished tail-waggin' K9 companions to stay with us.......and who would never even think of sending anywhere else.

We have no breed restrictions. HOWEVER, we require that we meet with you and your dog(s) before we sign you up to be sure that they are social with other dogs and people. Even if you are not sure of this, PLEASE contact us because we may be able to work with you to create more sociability in your dog because of our extensive experience in understanding and modifying canine behavior. We will NOT send you away if you have a dog with special needs. We have many years of experience in hosting dogs who have serious medical conditions and/or are elderly. We also offer multiple dog discounts (depending on length of stay), AND unlike many other hosts we charge our same low price regardless of whether your dog's stay is during a Dog Vacay defined Holiday period or not.

Your dog will be cared for and loved as a part of our pack while you are away and that's why our motto for twenty-five years has been:

"Only The Best For Your Best Friend"


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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Steve & Patty W.

57 Reviews
33 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 6, 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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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Steve & Patty's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
57 Reviews
Steve and Patty are great! They've worked me in multiple times on last minute business trips and I always know my husky will be well taken care!. Highly recommend!
My dog Izzy, a mini wiredhaired dachshund spent 8 days at Steve's DogVacay. At first I was nervous, as I am an overprotective dog mom. My best friend brings her dog for doggy daycare each week. She raved about Steve's place.

She was right. When we dropped Izzy off, Steve was very particular about food, meds, and anything else that would be important for Izzy's health. When I called to see how he was doing, Steve said great. I will have Izzy stay at Steve' s again. When I got back to pick Izzy up, he acted like he wanted to stay
another day. Don't worry Izzy, you'll go back again and play with the other dogs.

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We were very happy with our dogs' stay with Steve. The required meet-and-greet put everyone at ease that the stay would be successful. Everything went very smoothly and we will use Steve again in the future.
We were going away for the weekend at the last minute we decided to board our Abigail very nervous bc I have heard horror stories and some of the reviews I read about some places that do boarding I was very reluctant than we came across Steve and patty. Steve answered all of my concerns and he understood that I was nervous they were very easy to work with. The one thing I loved about Steve and patty is the fact they were ok with me calling while I was away to see if my Abby was ok when I picked her up Steve pet her goodbye I felt like he treated her just as good as we would have thank you Steve and patty!!
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Already booking our second visit!
Good experience for our dog
Reilly had a great time!
We were very happy with Bentley's stay. He hasn't ever been boarded before except with the breeder, but he did well and Steve and Patty were great to deal with. Thanks!
drop off and pick up was a breeze. my little pooch seemed to enjoy his stay as there were no behavioral problems noted by Steve and Patty, nor when we returned home. I believe he enjoys his time with his hosts and the other four legged friends.
We were so nervous to leave Petey for the first time when we travelled out of the country for a week. Knowing he was in good hands and had plenty of playmates helped to ease our fears. Petey seemed to have enjoyed his time there and we have already booked Steve and Patty for future trips.
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Steve and Patty have watched over our dog for two separate trips, and we couldn't be happier with our experiences. They are wonderful people, who are obviously dog lovers! Highly recommended.
We had a great experience with Steve and Patty. Very professional and Murphy seemed very happy when he was picked up. Would definitely recommend them to others and will definitely be using their service in the future.
I was so lucky to find Steve for my last minute vacation. From the first meeting with Steve and his puppies, Baylie and I felt comfortable knowing that she was going to be in great hands and paws! I will definitely book with Steve whenever I need to leave again knowing Baylie will be safe and having a great time!
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Our Dobee was well taken care of while we were on vacation for a week. From the first minute of our meet and greet, we knew Dobee would be taken care of as if he was with us! He was in his glory with all the space to run and with his new friends he had to play with. We will definitely have Dobee stay again!
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Max and Molly, felt quite at home in this quiet neighborhood home. Well cared for, they were happy and healthy on our return. I would certainly place them with Steve and Patty again.
We were very pleased with Steve from Dog Vacay. We loved the home setting and Steve made us feel very comfortable leaving our Dog Cooper with him. We will definitely bring Cooper back.
Steve was great. We were going to Binghamton on vacation so we could not schedule a meet and great ahead of time. Steve kept our reservation and our dog passed e.g. he got along with the other dogs. If our dog did not pass, Steve would have lost our on 2 weeks of fees. Thank you Steve, for taking a chance on us.
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Steve and Patty were great! We are new to the area and are previous users of dogvacay. After deciding to make initial contact with Steve, he was very prompt at responding back and throughout her stay he maintained excellent communication. I particularly enjoyed the photo I received. My dog came back a happy camper! Steve is definitely one of the top dogvacay hosts we have used! We will be returning!
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My wife and I left our dog with Steve while leaving town for a week, and we were extremely happy with the care he provided. Highly recommended!!!
Steve and Patty were able to squeeze us in at the last moment; for that we are truly grateful. Our little pooch had a great time. Maybe it’s my imagination but he was all smiles when we got home as if he was trying to tell me about his week. Steve and Patty are wonderful hosts. I highly recommend them.
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We were very happy with our dogs' stay with Steve. They seemed happy and well cared for when we picked them up.
Once again Bear had a fantastic stay at Steve & Party's. He had no anxiety being left off. Steve & Pattty have a wonderful set up at their home to care for dogs. Well thought out & a secure back yard for ample play time. Thanks again for a great experience!
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Steve is the perfect dog host. He provides careful, kind and attentive care while allowing lots of time for fun and safe socialization for the dogs. Unlike some other places, the dogs are not kept in crates for hours at a time. It is such a relief to know that our dog will be well cared for and will come home exhausted and happy. You won't go wrong with choosing Steve to care for your dog.
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At first we were nervous to leave our dog Brutus, because he has never ever been away from us! After the meet & greet with Steve we knew he would be the perfect match for what we were looking for. Brutus had a great time, we received emails & photo updates, & we are very comfortable with his care... He came home exhausted from all the fun he had! We will highly recommend Steve to our friends, & would definitely use him in the future! Thanks DogVacay for helping us find Steve & Patty!
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Steve is great with Misha. He gave us updates including pictures while we were away, which were very much appreciated. It was so odd not having her with us and this kept her close by, if only electronically.
Steve and Patty are great hosts. They addressed my concerns and made sure Baxter followed his daily schedule. The safety of all dogs under their care was a big sell. I could tell Baxter really enjoyed his stay. I highly recommend them and will use their services again.
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I rate this experience a giant 5 (Pawsome!). We only had Bentley for about 8 weeks and were very worried about leaving him so soon. Steve understood our anxiety and responded quickly to e-mail inquiries and even sent us a picture half way through the trip. Bentley was just as we left him; a happy, affectionate dog. this was a great experience for him and us.
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Our Aussie was calm and content when she came home after her four-day stay, indicating to us that she had wonderful and competent care and lots of good companionship. Highly recommend Steve and Patty's Vacay!
Wonderful experience! Steve was terrific to work with! Bear, our 3 year old cavalier king Charles spaniel, had a pleasant overnight stay at Touch of Gold. After having tried the boarding route, it was so good to find a place where our dog was treated like a member of the family. We will book again!
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This was just an AWESOME experience. Steve was so good with our girl Misha. While she's 3, she's been with us for less than a year. Steve helped her socialize and adjust with an overnight stay just to get her used to the whole experience. Answered all our questions, answered the phone when I did an evening check on her and gave a great summary when we picked up our happy girl. THANK YOU!
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Left Juice there for a week. No issues when I picked him up like I have had when boarding at traditional kennels. On three different occasions Juice came back with Kennel cough, intestinal issues, and some type of rash at those types of Kennels. Will definitely use Touch of Gold for all my future boarding needs.
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Zoey had a great time at Steve & Patty's. They took very good care of my little girl. I will use them again if I ever go out of town. Thank you so much.
ALWAYS a pleasure. The experience and knowledge of dogs That Steve and Patty is amazing. We do not worry when we are away. We feel confident that Keiser is in good care!!
Right from our meet and greet our dog Karley was comfortable with Steve. She is usually home alone during the day so it was great to have other dogs around for play time. I would not hesitate using Steve and Patty again.
This is my second time using Steve. My "girls" came back happy and tired! They must have had a great time. I have 2 senior greyhounds and Steve was very accommodating to their needs. They were at his house for 10 days which is the longest I have left them. Communication was wonderful. 5 stars for Steve!!!! I am truly delighted that I have found a place for my girls when I need to leave them.
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Once again Steve and Patty have taken excellent care of my dog. I can now go away with peace of mind knowing she is not miserable in a kennel. I am so happy I found them.
Our dogs, Coal and Copper seemed to really enjoy their time at Steve and Patty's and were well cared for. Thank you!
We travel a lot, especially over the holidays since we live away from family. Steve is always so accommodating and we know Jaxen is having a great time with his buddies. He always comes home happy and healthy and smelling good!
Stella had a wonderful time with Steve and Patty! She is an escape artist but their high fences kept her safe and secure when she was in the yard. She seemed very happy and healthy when we picked her up and even came home smelling better than when we dropped her off :)
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Our doggie, Mardi, had a great time w/ Steve & Patty and all their dog guests.

We appreciated knowing that Mardi was safe, comfortable, and having as good as a time as us while we were on vacation.

It was especially nice that Steve & Patty sent us pix so we could keep up with Mardi's fun.

I recommend Steve & Patty with five stars.

Thanks, Steve & Patty!
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Steve knew immediately at the meet and greet my dog's personality. She did exactly what he said she would do--- stand on the sidelines and watch the other dogs play. She seemed happy and didn't have the agony of being locked in a kennel. She came home so upset from the kennel I never put her in again. This is the ideal situation. She is in a real home with people who are kind to her. Steve even gave her extra petting. Steve and Patty are located about an hour from my home but it was well worth the trip to know my dog was being so well cared for and I would definitely use them again.
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Steve took care of my 2 Greyhounds. It was a perfect experience. The dogs came home happy and healthy. I will not hesitate using him again.
After previously boarding Jaxen when we traveled we decided to give this a try. He loved it!! Jaxen was a happy, tired puppy when we got home and we didn't have to worry about how he was treated when we were gone. We knew he had been loved and cared for and had made some new friends! We will definitely be sending Jaxen back here for our next trip!
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Mai Mai was happy and healthy when we picked her up - very positive experience, would not hesitate to return to Steve and Patty!
My dog phoebe absolutely loves going there every single day we take. Steve is great and has helped in problem areas that we have had! She always comes home happy and a tired from all the play time that she has! I am very pleased with his care and will continue to use him as a pet sitter!
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Our dog, Chief, loves Steve & Patty's. As soon as he realizes where we're going he gets super excited. He loves getting to play with his friends there, and he doesn't even care that he won't see us for a while!
Our dog Chase had a very good first time overnight visit with Steve. When I picked him up I could see that he was comfortable in his surroundings and had adapted well. Although he was clearly happy to see me, he tried to go back out with the other dogs rather than come home with me. Steve seems very knowledgeable about dogs and has complete control.
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Our puppy is just like another child to our family. We felt very comfortable leaving her with Steve and could tell she had a great time while we were away. We are thankful to have found this service and will definitely be in contact with them again.
As soon as Chief saw us pull into the driveway he got very excited, as he knew he was about to spend some time with his fur-friends. He loves other dogs, and Steve & Patty always have playmates for Chief. Also, Steve & Patty are very knowledgeable about dogs. I can leave town for my trip not having to worry about anything.
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Karma had a wonderful experience at Steve & Patty's house. He has a great set up for dogs with a dog-friendly house and a fenced in back yard. He didn't mind mixing several different foods together for Karma's special diet which was a great help. I would highly recommend him to others!
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Steve was great. I had forgotten the pick up time and he worked with us to figure out a new time.
I love that their place is a home with other dogs, and that our dog was able to get around the clock care. Our dog enjoyed being there, and we will definitely use them in the future!
Steve is so easy to work with. His reassurance that Piper would have a good time meant the world to me. Piper attends his daycare and loves it. She gets so excited on the days she goes.
Gus and Mya had a wonderful time at Steve and Pattys. We were kept updated on their status and the pictures that Steve sent are great!!! Thank you Steve and Patty..
Our Golden, Eli had another good time at Steve's house. His cousin Obi joined him there for a couple of days. They were waggy happy when we picked them up. And seemed relaxed when we got them home...so much better than when we used to put Eli in a traditional Kennel. Many thanks to Steve for his exceptional care of our "boys"!

5 stars!!
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Our golden retriever, Eli, had a great stay at Steve and Patty's place. The house is laid out perfectly for dogs.. big rooms, nice fenced in back yard, etc! The people and animals are all calm and relaxed. Eli seemed perfectly happy and at ease when we picked him up. We are especially pleased with Steve's flexible hours for drop off and pick up, a truly rare find! We will be using Steve and Patty for Eli's DogVacay many times in the future!
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Steve was extremely accommodating and took the time to send me a photo / update on how they were doing. I also appreciated that I was able to pick them up on Sunday versus needing to wait until Monday like most boarding locations. This made it much easier on me since my husband was there to help and I wasn't trying to handle 2 dogs and my 2 year old.
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