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Ryan and Mallory S.

21 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Ryan and Mallory's Resident Pets

7 yr 9 mo old

Ryan and Mallory's Apartment

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Outdoor area
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside

About Ryan and Mallory

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hello and welcome to the perfect Back Bay getaway for your dog!

My husband and I have been caring for dogs as long as we can remember and we have been DogVacay hosts for the last two years. We both grew up with dogs in our family homes and have had our own dog, Eddie, for the last seven years. Eddie is a 7 year-old male Cockapoo. We love dogs so much that we help dogs find their furever homes through our volunteer work for Last Hope K9 Rescue. If we could have a ranch full of 'em, we would!

Our home is a great place for your pups to lounge in while you are on vacation. Each vacay day for your pup includes 3-4 walks around our neighborhood plus unlimited indoor playtime at home. We live very close to the Boston Public Garden, the Charles River, and the Commonwealth Mall so there is plenty of green space for your dog to enjoy the outdoors. If your dog stays over the weekend, we will be sure to take him or her to a nearby dog park too. Please note for any senior DogVacay guests: our building has several flights of stairs to access our apartment. Also, since we live in a small apartment with our dog Eddie, we prefer to care for just one DogVacay guest at a time. We want to give your dog the attention they deserve!

Looking to board your pup for a getaway? We are available! We can't wait to meet you and your dog.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery

Ryan and Mallory S.

21 Reviews
14 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated January 17, 2017


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

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ryan and Mallory's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 1 dog /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$65 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
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21 Reviews
Ryan and Mallory - Timely, professional, thorough, detailed, thoughtful. They took great care of Lux. Excellent communication and updates, including photos. We used them again this weekend!
Mallory was great. Molly had a wonderful time and was given amazing attention and care.
Fabulous as always!!!
I cannot say enough good things about Mallory and Ryan. They took such good care of our almost 12 year old shih tzu. Mallory was the primary care giver in our home though Ryan visited and played with Bo as well. Bo is lovable, but very high maintenance, taking a pill every night to help him sleep and then waking very early in the morning. Also, he needs a little coaxing to eat when we are away. Mallory handled everything with warmth and intelligence. She sent detailed emails and pictures everyday and left our home as clean as she found it. They really did an outstanding job.
Mallory is a really careful person and took very good care of my dog! My little Frenchie guy looked enjoyed his 3 nights stay a lot! Will def come back to her!
We were extremely pleased with our pet sitting experience with Mallory. She was warm and loving with our beloved Bo and very conscientious. We are relieved to have her with our dog in a couple of weeks when we go on an overseas vacation.
Mallory and Ryan took excellent care of my dog Winnie over a long weekend - they gave her lots of love and attention and sent tons of updates and photos to keep me informed. Also, they were extremely helpful and flexible when my flight was cancelled and I needed to extend her stay. I will definitely be bringing Winnie back to stay!
Ryan and Mallory are great hosts! They treated Tanny truly as though he was their own and took him on fun excursions to the park almost daily. Their picture updates were helpful and reassuring. Would definitely have Tanny vacay with them again!
I cannot say enough good things about Ryan and Mallory! This is my third (maybe fourth?) time with them and it went smoothly as usual. I had to travel for two weeks which is a long time to leave my pup, but I felt comfortable the entire time knowing he was with them. They sent me consistent and adorable updates throughout the trip. He had a blast as usual and honestly seemed a little bummed to come home :) I highly recommend!
They did a terrific job, and under worrying conditions for us as our pup was recovering from an allergic reaction. Mallory texted updates regularly including fun details that made us smile as well as health details that assured us our pup's health was continuing to improve. We were extremely grateful for the extra care they gave and their flexibility in working with our late night arrival home. (We never got to meet Ryan, but know he was part of Ruby's care while we were gone and we got to see him in photos.) Very highly recommended.
Mallory was absolutely wonderful! We traveled to Boston with our dog, Molly, and were expecting to leave her in the hotel room for a bit, but Molly was not happy with that. Found dogvacay online and contacted Mallory. She was able to take Molly last minute and was exactly what Molly needed. Mallory went above and beyond to make sure that Molly was happy and secure. Will definitely be contacting her again our next time in Boston. Thank you, so much!!
We left our pug, Welly, with Mallory and Ryan for the weekend and we couldn't have been happier with their care for Welly. Their dog, Eddie, and Welly played extremely well together and got along. We were also sent pictures throughout the day of Welly to reassure us that everything was going well. To be honest the whole weekend we were away not once were we concerned about Welly's well being and knew he was in good hands. Welly received plenty of activity, walks, and attention. We picked up Welly in great spirits and could tell he had a fun weekend. We personally think he may miss Eddie after their weekend and will look forward to the next his next DogVacay with Eddie. If ever asked if we know anyone who can watch their dog, we are certainly going to recommend Mallory and Ryan to them.
Mallory and Ryan are the most amazing hosts ever - they always take such good care of Roo and he has enjoyed treats, outings to special dog parks and lots of snuggles during his numerous stay-cations. Eddie (their dog) is a sweetheart and Ralph's new best friend. We are lucky to have found such a great family for our pup when we are away.
Great communication. Professional service. House left clean even though I do not expect that at all. Very satisfied.
Mallory and Ryan are wonderful hosts!! They took great care of our dog and we were able to enjoy our trip knowing she was in good hands! We also appreciated the many picture updates and professionalism. I highly recommend!
Mallory and Ryan were wonderful hosts; we felt so grateful to leave our shih-tzu Ralph with them for ten days as we were able to leave the country knowing he was in good hands. We appreciated the photos and updates and especially the valentine "Ralphie" made for us upon our return!
Mallory was really wonderful! She was very flexible on times to meet and sent great picture updates. She was very sweet and her dog, Eddie, was a gem. My pup really did have a vacay with lots of walks, dog park visits and treats.
We can't say enough good things about Mallory! They have been so flexible and helpful and just plain awesome with our dog as bunnies that dogvacaying with them might just have been among the best things about our little trip away. I hope our calendars match so Brownie & bunnies can dogvacay with them again. Seeing our babies loved and the regular updates from them put as at ease about leaving the little ones home alone.
Thanks guys- you are great!
Mallory and Ryan are great! They did an amazing job looking after of my 3 year-old terrier mix for the weekend. Not only were they extremely conscientious, sending lots of updates and pics, but they also gave my pup the royal treatment! She got tons of human attention and doggy play-time with their dog, in addition to the many walks & park trips over the course of the weekend. It's great to know my dog is in such good hands when I'm away!
My pup had a lovely and eventful stay! Highly recommended!
Mallory and Ryan are awesome hosts! They are very patient, responsible, and full of love for pets! Mallory sent me photos and updates on Lila everyday. I felt very comfortable leaving Lila with them. I will definitely contact this lovely couple again whenever I need a dog sitter again. Thank you Mallory & Ryan!
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