Apart de Chiens (Apartment of Dogs)

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Mathilde K.

28 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Senior Dogs
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Bernese Mountain Dog, Collie, German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Great Dane, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Icelandic Sheepdog, Labrador Retriever, Leonberger, Mastiff, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pit Bull - American Pit Bull Terrier

Mathilde's Resident Pets

Shih Tzu
1 yr 11 mo old

Mathilde's Apartment

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

About Mathilde

20 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
My husband and I love dogs and would love to care for your pup! We will even teach him or her French at no additional cost! We have a Shih Tzu named Blue (born on 3/19/2015). He's a calm puppy who is adventurous, full of love and enjoys playing with other dogs. I am sure he would love to have your pup as a friend while you're away! You can find him on instagram: @monsieur.blue

We have cared for dogs for over 20 years, and love all breeds and sizes! At this time we are only accepting dogs that are under 30 pounds. Our space simply can't accommodate larger dogs. Our Shih Tzu is 12 pounds and does best with other dogs that are close in size. He does love doodles! We prefer to accommodate younger dogs to ensure that your pup and ours are compatible for play.

Our home has a great little patio that is perfect for your pup to relax and sunbathe while you're on vacation. Each day includes a couple walks around our neighborhood plus unlimited indoor/outdoor playtime at home (we have a doggie door to our patio!). We are surrounded by parks with new friends for them to meet. We generally go to Alta Plaza park every afternoon around 5PM after dinner for an hour or more of playtime with the neighborhood's dogs. We are also right by the Presidio!

Mathilde works from home, allowing her to keep a watchful eye around the clock on your beloved. We are located just 3 blocks away from Pets Unlimited on Fillmore in the event of an emergency.

We are often asked what one should pack for an overnight stay. Here's a helpful list: Food, preferred treats, dog bed, a couple favorite toys (we have plenty though ;)), leash, collar or harness, tags, pee pads if needed and any other essentials your pup is used to having.

PS: If you are new to dogvacay be sure to use our custom URL when booking with us. by booking through the link you will receive $10 off your first booking! Link: https://www.dogvacay.com/pro/ApartDeChiens

Thank you!

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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

Mathilde K.

28 Reviews
11 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 25 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated February 16, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Mathilde's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Mathilde's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 1 dog /day
$15 /bath
28 Reviews
So happy we found Mathilde! She is the best! Harpo came back even better than when I left him, super clean and silky and happy! Harpo loved her lovely little pooch, Blue too!
We loved Mathilde, her attention to detail and thoughtfulness but us immediately at ease with leaving Moto~san on his 5th B-day (and very first time away from us with a non family member.) Thanks Mathilde and we hope to visit again!
Mathilde was amazing as before! Moneypenny had a fantastic time with her and Mr Blue, she never wants to leave. Mathilde was friendly, accommodating, and we'd highly recommend her!
Mathilde was amazing! Moneypenny had the best time ever with her and Mr Blue, she hardly wanted to leave when we came back! Mathilde was very friendly, caring and gave Moneypenny the best vacation. Thanks Mathilde!
Mathilde (and her little dog Blue) were a perfect fit for us. She took great care of my little dog and would highly recommend.
M and her dog Blue are great! Lots of energetic play and fun for my fur-boy! Thanks Matilde!
Mathilde is a great dog sitter! She is not making a business of this, she is an experienced, responsible dog lover. My dog is a 6 months puppy, and he's my first dog ever. Mathilde did more than required, not only helped take care of Jupiter(my dog), but also gave me tons of helpful infos and suggestions. She is tolerant to those misbehaviors of Jupiter. Also thanks a lot to her lovely cute dog Blue, that little boy tought Jupiter how to play, and shared his home, mommy, toys with Jupiter.
I'm sure Jupiter will definitely miss them!:)
The only worry I have is once Mathilde is too popular, it could be hard for us to make an reservation in the future.T-T
I cannot say enough good things about Mathilde and Melvin. They were absolutely wonderful to Winston, our 12 year old diabetic chihuahua. Winston is quirky, basically blind and requires insulin injections every day, Mathilde and Melvin handled all of this above and beyond well.

We felt incredibly comfortable with them immediately. It was more than clear that Winston had a great time the entire stay. I received regular updates and pictures that was really reassuring. Mathilde spoiled him rotten! She always had him outside, at the park, going for rides, etc. She also handled a little rash situation like a pro. I was so impressed and grateful.

Their dog Blu is wonderful and super friendly as well so it was an extra special treat for Winston to have a friend the whole time. I really can't recommend them enough. Such a lovely, kind couple who truly love dogs and do a wonderful job caring for them.

Thank you both again!!
Mathilde and Melvin are incredible. This was Minnie's second time in their care. This time they had a furry baby of their own, Blue. Minnie and Blue were perfect together. Mathilde sent me videos of them playing together at home and at the park and photos of them snuggling asleep. Minnie might have been having a better time on her "vacation" than we were. I was dreading picking her up and splitting them up. Mathilde is very caring and responsible. Minnie has eye issues and on her own took very good care of the problem. I really cannot say enough about their amazing care. I would not think of anyone else to leave Minnie with and I'm sure she can't wait for us to go away again!
This was the second time Jackson stayed with Mathilde & Melvin and everything was amazing! They kept us constantly updated with videos and pictures throughout the extended weekend of Jackson hanging out with them and plenty of play time at the park. We felt more than comfortable with him staying with them and their adorable dog Blue. Jackson came home wiped out which is always the best indication of how great of a time he had. We'd definitely highly recommend them!
Mathilde & Melvin were great with Orson! Totally satisfied and hope to board with them again soon :)
mathilde is the best sitter in san francisco. she took excellent care of my puppy, offering to pick him up or drop him off at my convenience, sent pics, keeping me posted throughout the day, and offered advice on how best to crate train him. really positive overall experience as i can tell mathilde & melvin's personalized dog care stems more from a genuine love of dogs than simply a business.
Bettie had the best time with Mathilde and Melvin! She did lots of activities and they sent me a ton of cute photos. I could tell she was really happy and relaxed when I picked her up. So happy to have found this new home away from home for her :).
Mathilde and Melvin were amazing! Mathilde is quick to respond and was able to take my last minute reservation for Charlie. She had also been asked to take another dog during Charlie's stay and she spoke to me about it first before accepting the other reservation which I really appreciated.

This was my first trip away from Charlie so I was a bit hesitant, but once I met Mathilde and Melvin I knew that he was in great hands. Mathilde was great about sending pictures everyday and gave me a detailed de-briefing when I picked Charlie up. I could tell that Charlie had had a great stay when he was hesitating when it was time to leave to go home - he loved them.

I would definitely leave my baby with Mathilde and Melvin again!
Luna looked a bit sad the first day in the pictures that Mathilde sent, but soon after she couldn't have looked happier. Lots of walks in the park and a day at the beach followed. We felt comfortable that Luna was in very good hands and will definitely contact Mathilde next time! Communication and picture/video updates were great!
Pixel has now stayed with Mathilde and Melvin a few times, and always has a wonderful experience. I can tell from the many photos, and she even comes back cleaner than she arrived since she gets baths there! They are so great with her :-)
Mathilde was patient and caring and nursed our sick dog back to health. She went above and beyond the call of duty, evidenced a professional knowledge of how to handle dogs, and provided a warm and loving home. I can't recommend her enough!
Thanks Mathilde! Pixel had a great time, and I LOVED the photos :-)
Mathilde was a great host! She worked with my unusual schedule for pickup and drop-off times and kept me apprised while I was away. My pup, Finn, came home a happy camper! Thanks, Mathilde!
Mathilde was the best dog host that an owner could ask for. Communicative, flexible, kind - the whole nine yards. I even received a bunch of great photos of my dog having a bunch of fun.
We were 100% pleased with the experience of leaving our young dog with Mathilde during a last minute 1-night trip. Professional, friendly, conveniently located and competitively priced.
Our old guy, Oggie, stayed with Mathilde for a week and clearly had a wonderful time! When we met for a meet-n-greet, Mathilde was very attentive to our wishes, understanding of Oggie's senior citizen needs and his personality. After we had met, we definitely felt comfortable about making the arrangements for Oggie's upcoming stay.

The one week Vacay went great: we received several emails from Mathilde with updates and clarifying some details (which made us feel like Oggie truly is in good hands with someone who cares about his well being!), as well as many photos. Oggie was clearly happy and enjoying himself!

We definitely recommend Mathilde and will book another stay for Oggie with her next time!
. We have a rescue like 90% of San Franciscans and he has a fear of being left behind which is why I thought dogvacay would be perfect. During our meet and greet my doggie wanted to mark which he will do in a new place but will stop when told and will give it up when comfortable. She seemed annoyed but still agreed to take care of him. The day of our trip I learned this home was more concerned with her cow skin rug then my scared pooch who had out of stress pooped right when he came in. She was clearly angry and when I apologized and explained he gets nervous at first she said well I hope it doesn't happen again. A film crew was there to do some PR for dogvacay and the camerawoman even said "this happens it is a dog" and Mathilde snapped "no it doesn't!" No concern for the dog at all. So if you this segment on TV know it was not a happy ending. I said I would come back with some probiotics and medicine for his nervous tummy. When I came back she said he peed on his blanket. And this was the last straw, she said it wouldn't work. So I am about to go on a trip and now I am stranded. She is not someone willing to stick it out until a dog is comfortable. And this made me devastated that I was going to leave my sweet dog with someone like that. While she left me in a terrible situation right before I am to leave on a family vacation I am glad I didn't leave my dog in an uptight home. I understand as no one wants dog poop in their house but true dog lovers understand that this happens sometimes. and He is super sweet and needs human kindness. I would not recommend anyone to trust her with their dog unless your dog is perfect. She is not a a person that cares for rescuing dogs and is a puppy mill type as she said she will get a French bulldog . So I wouldn't consider this a true San Franciscan environment and will be perfect for a lady with her puppy mill dog with no special attention and love.
Mathilde was a great host and Hunter had a lot of fun. She was so sweet to send photo updates and took Hunter on a lot of fun walks around the neighborhood.
Mathilde was wonderful, she sent us photos of our Minnie every day, looking like she was having so much fun....was worried she wouldn't want to come home. She noticed an ear problem that recurred in her care and attended to it. When we picked her up, she was sparkling clean. Five stars are not enough -- don't want to be too complimentary, she might get too busy and not have time for us again.
Mathilde was an excellent host! She was very quick to reply and send updates as soon as she heard from me. I would absolutely recommend and use her again!
This is my second time with Mathilde and she's proven to be a great person and host. She takes care of Ohia as if she were her own family and my dog clearly loves her and her husband. Highly recommended.
This was my first experience with dogvacay.com and will definitely use this service again. Mathilde was wonderful and sent updates and photos which made me feel much more comfortable. Ohia was at at home with her and her husband.
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