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Andy M.

21 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered

Andy's Resident Pets

15 yr 5 mo old

Andy's House

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Children at home (5-12 years old)
Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Andy

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Our family just LOVES to care for pets. We treat them like a part of our family in every way. Walks, baths, play time and lots of outdoor fun! We are a family of 5 with kids aging from 9 to 4 so if your pet enjoys snuggles and kisses- we're the right fit.

We call ourselves the college canines because the proceeds from DogVacay go towards Brooke, Jake and Paige's college who will all be going through college within a couple years of each other.

NOTE: if we haven't watched your dog(s) before we require a meet and greet appointment before approving the request, please allow enough time before your trip to have a meet n greet. Thanks!
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Andy M.

21 Reviews
8 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 6 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 27, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Andy's Home
$32 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep on my bed
21 Reviews
Great pet sitters!
College Canines are the best!
We have used Andy and Tara for several weekends and Zoey seems to enjoy the attention she receives especially the endless game of fetch. They are responsive when we inquire about how Zoey is doing and they accommodate our crazy schedule. We would recommend.
We have a high-energy puppy and they survived with her for the whole weekend. Sometimes they kept in contact letting us know how she was doing! We didn't get a whole lot of feedback when we picked her up, but our puppy was exhausted from a weekend full of fun!
We would highly recommend them to any dog owners!
They were very accommodating, and both my pups seemed very happy! Thank you!!
A very good experience. Friendly, professional and trustworthy. I would not hesitate to use them again
this was my 1st experience using dog vacay thus my 1st experience using andy as a pet sitter.

andy also agreed to look after my cockatiel at the same time as my dog for which I was grateful.

upon meeting andy, his wife & family at our "meet & greet", I had no apprehension at all about leaving my "kids" in their care for 2 weeks. it was easy to see andy & family enjoyed being surrounded by animals. they welcomed my pets immediately and warmly as new temporary family members.

andy is at the top of my list when I need a pet sitter in the future.
My dog Essie seemed very happy and right at home while we were out of town. I was very nervous to board her so I was glad to find this as an alternative and would definitely bring Essie back to this awesome family again. Great communication and easy to deal with . I know my dog was very well cared for and loved. Thanks again!
Rich and I were extremely pleased with how well our dogs were taken care of by Andy and his family. They all greeted our pugs and us when we arrived early on a Sunday morning. The kids were so cute and eager to give them attention. Andy and I discussed the instruction sheet I had put together and we unloaded all their "puggage". We left feeling very confident that they would take good care of our dogs. During our 3-days of travel, we received pictures from Andy, so we knew they were content and relaxed. When we picked them up, all their stuff was ready to go. We definitely recommend Andover's College Canines for boarding your dog.
Our dog seemed to enjoy the experience.
We feel Tara was very kind and loving to Gracie.
This family was amazing with our little girl Sophie. She is only 10 mos. and is very timid with strangers at this point. From the minute we walked into their home you could feel the gentle nature, patience and compassion they have for animals. I was confident from that point forward that our girl would be well taken care of and loved by all 5 members of the family! We were so happy with our experience we used them the following weekend as well and intend to use them whenever we need to have care for Sophie!
Our dog came back from his DogVacay tired and slept for the rest of the evening! This can only mean he had a great time playing at Andy's house with the kids and their other dog. We'll be using Andy as our first option in the future.
Zander enjoyed his stay with Andy's family. It was good for him to be around kids a little more. He seemed happy and well-cared for. Thanks, Andy.
Our dog, Snitch, is getting older and the traditional kennel has been causing him stress. We found DogVacay and for the first time ever, our little guy was happy and calm when we picked him up at Andy's after a long vacation. Andy and family are completely awesome and clearly bonded with our dog. They are a dog lovin' family and that's exactly what our little guy needed. Gratitude beyond words for their service and care. Have already and will continue to recommend their service! This makes planning vacations so much easier. Thank you!!!
Andy and his family are very kind and generous people. They took good care of our high maintenance puppy.
Andy and his family were warm and welcoming to our dog while we were on vacation recently. We had a great experience with this family and would definitely recommend their services to others. It was so nice to leave our pup with a family who had kids who genuinely loved cuddling and playing with dogs. Our dog felt right at home! Thank you so much!
I was quite worried about leaving my 2 dogs while I went away. This was the first time that we had left them. We Met Andy for the interview and was happy with what I saw.

When I dropped them off they were comfortable and did not put up a big fuss when I left. Similar results when I picked them up. They were happy to seem but didn't appear overly anxious to leave.

I could tell that they were comfortable there.
I loved everything about the whole experience! Andy and his family were very friendly and easy to arrange a meet and greet with. They have a fantastic home that Cooper could roam freely in! When Cooper came back he was happy to see us but we could tell he wasn't all stressed out all weekend because he wasn't overly clingy when we brought him home. I can't wait to have him vacation again with Andy and family! So simple and affordable. I would highly recommend them!
Wonderful family! Very easy to work with! I would take SugarBear there again!
They took great care of our dog Ruby. We would definitely bring Ruby again!
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