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Ben and Christine A.

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69 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
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  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
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Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Alaskan Malamute, Bulldog, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Mastiff

Ben and Christine's House

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

About Ben and Christine

One of us works from home and would love the company of a furry friend throughout the day!

Formerly located in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver, we now have a house in Sunnyside. We are a dog-loving couple who have both taken care of friends' and family's dogs for years and decided we should branch out.

Currently, we do not have a dog of our own, but we really enjoy having pups around. We have a backyard that currently is covered in mulch, but we plan to put down some sod in the future. Due to our frequent requests by regulars, we unfortunately cannot watch dogs that are not friendly with other dogs. Sorry!

Getting out of the house during the workday is nice so we provide at least 4-5 walks per day. If your pup likes to run and be active we are willing to go on runs as well.

We are willing to care for puppies on a case by case basis (generally 1 year or older is okay). Up the road are both Rocky Mountain Lake Park and Berkeley Park (has an off-leash dog park) if your dog is a fan of parks.

We STRONGLY prefer to meet first-time boarders prior to them staying with us just to ensure a good fit.

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Ben and Christine A.

Online Now!
69 Reviews
40 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:


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  • Last updated February 14, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ben and Christine's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ben and Christine's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 3 miles
69 Reviews
Ben and Christine were great. My husband an I are very picky with our dogs but we didn't have any hesitation leaving them here for the day. We will definitely use them again!
Ben and Christine are so wonderful to Indie. He's always very happy to stay with them and comes home happy. I feel extremely comfortable leaving him there. I will continue to use them for all of our boarding needs! Thank you!!!
We have tried the doggie boarding places in the past and our pup Smores was not quite the same when he first came home. When he comes home after a stay with Ben and Christine, however, he is his normal self. (In fact, I wonder if they spoil him a bit compared to home, not a bad thing for sure). We like knowing he is well cared for while with Ben & Christine and will certainly look to use them in the future.
Well it's been nearly 8 months since Ben and Christine watched our dog, but better late than never, right?! They were great, very personable, contacted us every day with photos and went out of their way to assure us our pup was doing well. They were easy to get ahold of, replied to any messages quickly. We don't travel much, otherwise we would have used them again by now.
They were Great! So accommodating with our old lady on a last minute request! Ben was awesome sending me updates on her constantly! It made me feel at easy and I was able to actually enjoy our short vaca knowing our furry baby was being loved and cared for! Thank you guys! We will definitely let you know next time we need someone to watch over our lady! :)
It's always gut-wrenching for me to leave my 4 yr old Westie Maggie, but I couldn't have picked better dog-sitters than Ben and Christine. They will treat your pup as if it were their own which is a huge relief. They are loving, trustworthy, and most of all responsible. If you have any special instructions, they will follow it to the letter, which I've used sitters in the past who didn't, so this is a big deal for me. Ben works from home and is super attentive - I asked for photo updates of Maggie which he willingly provided in the morning and evenings. He also took Maggie for lots of walks - she's used to 3 walks per day, where Ben took her for 4. It's rare to find sitters who go above and beyond the call of duty, so I am thrilled with Ben and Christine. I will continue to use them in the future when my husband and I are out of town and need sitters for Maggie, our precious!
Ben and Christine were great! We received pictures while we were away and Ben and Christine were so responsive and welcoming. We highly recommend these guys! :)
Ben and Christine were awesome and super accommodating! I loved the periodic pictures they sent and Christine even took him for a run! He came home from the weekend tired and happy. Thanks!
Christine and Ben are great and helped Dex to feel very comfortable on his stay. They also sent us lots of pictures and it made it so easy to be gone from him!
Ben and Christine are amazing! They have watched our dog on a couple occasions and our dog just walks right into their house as if it is her own. They make us as dog parents feel so comfortable being away from our dog with pictures and updates. Thank you Dog Vacay for having another option besides boarding and thank you Ben and Christine for always being so nice and welcoming towards our dog!
Ben and Christine were wonderful! We aren't used to leaving our cute little Sammy, but Ben and Christine were so friendly and obviously love dogs so it helped us feel at ease about leaving him. Christine even said that if he were feeling nervous at bedtime that he could sleep with them (of course, he is a very little dog). They sent us two photos of Sammy looking very happy while we were gone. When we picked him up he was excited to see us but was relaxed and obviously fine. I would highly recommend Ben and Christine and if we're ever in the area, we will definitely use them again!
This was our first time leaving our pup with anyone, and we could not have been luckier to find such a wonderful home away from home for our kismet! We received updates and pics while we were on our trip which helped us to see all was well! Ben and Christine are such pup lovers, we are so thankful to both of them for watching over our fur-baby! Thank you, so much!! -michelle, darrell and Kismet!
Ben and Christine took excellent care of my high-needs dog. I felt totally at ease with him there!
Ben was flexible, accommodating and caring.
I can not say enough good things about Ben and Christine! Leaving our Lilly with them allowed us to have a fun and relaxed vacation knowing she was not only safe but also being loved on! Ben and Christine made sure we got daily pics of our Lilly. They are amazing and I highly recommend them!
Our dog's second time with Ben & Christine -- always a great experience!
Ben and Christine were great hosts to my dog Eddy! I get extremely nervous leaving my dog with anyone, especially given the fact that he's almost 13 but Ben and Christine put me at ease. They send daily pics to keep me updated on how things are going and I know he's in good hands when I'm out of town. This was my second time having eddy stay with them and they were so accommodating, even when my flight was delayed causing me to not be able to pick him up until midnight. They're great hosts and I would highly recommend them to any other dog parents out there!!
They're awesome! They are loyal, dog-first sitters. The dogs sense their relaxed, yet confident demeanor and settle down immediately.
Friendly, nice, kind, real dog lovers
This was my first time using dog vacay. Ben and Christine made me and Charlie my little doggie feel comfortable. They are so friendly and welcoming! We already have another trip planned!
Couple was very friendly and I loved that they sent me a picture of my pup while I was away
I am very happy I found Ben and Christine to watch my dog for a few days, while I was away. They cared both about the well being of my dog and keeping me in the loop with pictures.

I am quite picky about choosing a dog sitter and I have declined other pet watchers in the city. I highly recommend Ben and Christine.
This was our first go with dogvavay and it couldn't have been more positive! My pup's a rescue and can have serious separation anxiety. But he seemed to love Ben and Christine and wasn't stressed at all. Thanks to our new friends!
We regularly use Ben and Christine for our 2 1/2 year old Boxer, Hank. Most times have been overnight stays. They are absolutely wonderful! They love animals, they are understanding about travel flexibility and Hank is always excited to go over there. They send us updates when watching Hank which always make us smile. These are two of the kindest and most responsible sitters in the neighborhood. Highly recommend.
Ben & Christine were great! Madi took a little time to get comfortable- like she always does with new people, but they were very good to her. Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a dog sitter =)
Charlie loves staying with Ben and Christine! They are extremely flexible with pick up and drop off times. And he gets plenty of attention with Ben working from home. They are also great at sending pictures!
Ben and Christine were amazing and we got one happy dog back to them! Thanks for taking great care of Ducky!
Excellent as usual - thanks Ben and Christine!
We've used Ben and Christine twice now and our dog Max loves staying with them. I don't worry at all knowing how safe and cared for he is with them. They are always so sweet, very responsive and so flexible with scheduling. I'd absolutely recommend them to anyone. And it doesn't hurt that they keep you updated with adorable photos throughout your pup's stay. :)
Ben and Christine are the best petsitters we've ever used. Our dogs run into their apartment and don't look back! They are loving and caring and we don't know what we'd do without them!
Ben and Christine were great with our pug's first adventure with a sitter. He is diabetic and requires insulin shots which were no problem. We got lots of picture updates and will definitely be booking again for our next time away.
My pup needed care while I went back to NJ for Thanksgiving. Thankfully Ben and Christine were available. They take such good care of her. She loves staying with them. They send me pics everyday and quick updates.
Highly recommend Ben and Christine!
Couldn't recommend them higher! I was really nervous, like most of the reviewers they've had, because my dog can get quite anxious when you switch up her routine. They sent me TONS of photos and quick texts to keep me updated that she was doing just fine. I will definitely use them the next time our schedules line up. More than anything, I just appreciated how responsive, flexible, and friendly they were. Molly came back sleepy, happy, and healthy!
Ben and Christine are great dog sitters! They are very patient and thoughtful, updating me with pictures during the day and allowing me to bring everything my dog needs to feel at home. I always feel good when I leave my dog with them!
My small dog loves going to Ben and Christine's they take such good care of her and I never worry when she is with them. They are really good about texting me updates and pics so I know what is going on. Thank you Ben and Christine!
Our dogs Madi + Ted have stayed with Ben and Christine the past two weekends - they are wonderful and welcoming and have an obvious love for dogs. When our dogs were excited to see them upon drop-off, we knew we picked the right petsitter! We love getting text messages during the stay with pictures of what they're up to. Would highly recommend!
All went well as always. Our dog loves her visits to Ben and Christine.
This was my first experience with dogvacay and it was great! Ben & Christine were so responsive before and during my dog's stay, answering my questions and sending me pictures of her while I was out of town. I was really nervous to leave my dog but they totally put me at ease, and based on the pics sent, she clearly had a good time! I never write rviews but I had such a good experience with both dogvacay as a company and with Ben & Christine, that I totally had to write one! I highly recommend using this service and having your dog stay with them!
Ben was terrific! Super easy to make a reservation and very flexible with pick up and drop off times. Riley had a great time with Ben and she was happy and content when we picked her up!
Lucy loved staying with Ben and Christine and we felt very comfortable knowing her high energy and antics were loved and appreciated while we were out of town. It was awesome to get pictures of Lucy while we were gone. Lucy has been napping every since we picked her up this afternoon; a tired, happy pup was just what we were hoping for! We'll definitely be having her stay with Ben and Christine again!
Always the best experience.
Chi Chi loves visiting Ben and Christine. They are the best. Thank you!
Responsible and dependable
Ben let me know when he was leaving his house to take care of my pups, he then sent me a pic of my pups on their walk and finally called me with a full report.
Ben & Christine were great! This is the 2nd time O'Brien has stayed with them and as always we knew he was in good hands. They were super flexible and sent photos daily. We will definitely be using them again!
Ben and Christine are the best! My pup loves to go see them and runs to the door when we arrive. I get updates everyday and pics. I am completely comfortable leaving her with them and I am very picky.
Ben and Christine were great! This was our first time trying DogVacay and we could not have been happier. Ben and Christine were updating us regularly with pics and videos. The whole process was super convenient and they were very flexible with timing for drop-off and pick-up. Our pup was exhausted from playing all weekend and they seemed to treat him like their own. Look forward to connecting with them again in the future!
Casey loves Ben and Christine.
They took excellent care of Chi Chi and she came home happy, tail wagging.
True to form, they were absolutely spectacular. Ranger came home exhausted and happy. They are absolutely wonderful care givers, and if we were staying in the area we would use them every time!!
Ben was great! Chi Chi is very shy with guys in particular but by the end of the day they were great friends. Looking forward to using Ben and Christine in the future.
Ben & Christine are great! Responsible and responsive, and very patient...highly recommend!
Our pup loved staying with Ben and Christine! When we've had to board him at a kennel, he comes home and is just off for a few days. Not so after his stay with Ben and Christine. We could tell he was well taken care of during his dog vacay.
Ben and Christine were so awesome! My dog can be a bit of a handful but they were up for the challenge! The pictures made me feel so much better about leaving my buddy with them!
Ben and Christine were great! They sent us daily pics and videos of our pup and were very flexible with the crazy drop off and pick up times we had. I would definitely recommend them - took amazing care of our pup and were so friendly and welcoming to an 8 mth old puppy!
Leaving Riley with Ben and Christine was easily the best pup-sitting decision I've made. I got tons of pictures and updates and have never felt more comfortable leaving Riley. She was so spoiled and well taken care of that it was easy to enjoy my vacation without any worries.
Ben and Christine are awesome. It was so nice to be able to go out of town and know that Barley was in great hands. We loved receiving texts, pictures and videos that gave us regular updates. We will definitely be back!
I've held off on writing this review because I want to be make sure Ben and Christine are available when we need them! But, the time has come where I should share how great they have been to our pup West. West *loves* going to stay and Ben and Christine's. He's usually the biggest dog on the block and he likes to play with the smaller pups.

Ben and Christine are great about accommodating West and his strange habits and they genuinely seem to love having him. They never have more than a couple of dogs at a time so I know West is getting a lot of personal attention. Thank you so much Ben and Christine!!
Another great stay with Ben & Christine...although I think Leia has a crush on Ben ;) Lots of pics. and she was thoroughly exhausted by the time I got her home, so I know she had fun. Thanks guys!!!
Absolutely fantastic!! My experience literally couldn't have been more perfect. They sent me tons of photos and videos of my little man and made me feel at ease while I was away. He had SUCH a blast and was happily pooped when we picked him up. They were also very accommodating with drop off and pick-up times, which made our trip even more stress-free. This was my first experience using DogVaca, and I have to say that Ben & Christine definitely have a die-hard fan and repeat customer! :)
I can't even begin to say how great Ben & Christine were with my Leia, and she LOVED them (esp. Ben ;) They were super-responsive, texted me updated and pics. every day, and were accommodating around my changing travel schedule. I will DEFINITELY use them for Leia-Care again soon and would highly recommend them!
Ben & Christine were amazing! They were super flexible with our changing schedule and sent photo updates daily. O'Brien was in great hands!
After out meet and greet and a day long visit for our Dog Charlie at Christine & Ben's home;
we left confident that our Westie was in great care.
Ben & Christine sent us daily photos and update messages. It was wonderful for our son to see his dog snuggled up on laps, snoozing on the back of the sofa, playing and going on walks!
Ben sent prompt messages with any questions or concerns and his replies were lightning fast. We never were left wondering about our fuzzy guy.
They've been so thoughtful and accommodating with extremely flexible scheduling/cancellations.
Drop off and pick up was accomidated to our flight times which was important on busy, stressful travel days.
Charlie came home happy and tired from lots of walks & exploring.
We plan on using Christine & Ben exclusively for our dog vacation needs.
West loved his time with Ben and Christine! He is a tentative pup but seemed to feel right at home as soon as he walked through the door. I appreciated that they only have a few dogs as a time and are very conscientious about making sure the dogs are a good fit. West can have issues going to the bathroom when he is nervous- not with Ben and Christine! We will definitely use them again.
Casey loves Ben and Christine. I needed a walker last minute and they were able to help me out. I love the pictures they take. I know he's well taken care of and enjoys his time with them.
Ben & Christine were amazing!

They were kind & patience with my 5 month old puppy. She's been a bit of a troublemaker recently so, that shows just how great they are. I knew right away at the meet & greet that they would spoil her & treat her as their own. They went above & beyond and sent a couple photos each day. They were also very flexible & accommodating with my schedule.

Could not have asked for a better first experience using Dog Vacay!
Ben and Christine were great! I know Casey was very comfortable with them and had a good time. I loved the pictures from his date at the park.
Our dog Bailey loves going to play at Ben and Christine's! When we go to pick her up she doesn't want to leave. They were able to take care of her on short notice when our house was on the market and we had to find somewhere for her to stay during the day. Their place is very dog friendly and Bailey gets lots of attention, walks and cuddles. We know she is well taken care of and we felt really comfortable leaving her with them!
Ben and Christine are the best! They were flexible with our times and very accommodating. We did not worry at all while we were gone (our first time away from our pup) as they are such caring people. We knew she was well taken care of! Photo updates were sent and she went on a lot of walks. We would definitely use them again!
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