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Andres & Natalie M.
Miami, FL 33150
37 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Andres & Natalie's Resident Pets

Bailey
Bloodhound
Female
1 yr 1 mo old
Shadow
Great Dane
Female
1 yr 0 mo old
Sokee
Great Dane
Female
0 yr 9 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Caged birds or Reptiles

Andres & Natalie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Andres & Natalie

Barkhaus is a privately run home dog care business. We offer 24/7 highly responsible, reliable and trustworthy personalized dog sitting service in a home environment tailored to meet the needs of you and your dog. Whether it’s a day, a weekend, a week or much longer, your dog will receive individual attention suited to his/her personality and demeanor. Your dog will get a healthy dose of human and dog interaction while you are gone, including walks and play-time – unless otherwise specified by you.

We are strong believers that in order to have a mentally stable/ happy dog, he or she needs to be walked everyday and there need to be rules and boundaries inside and outside of the home. We are fans and proponents of the works of Cesar Millan and Temple Grandin. We understand that every dog is an individual and has their individual needs. We are 100% comfortable with medicating, feeding, bathing and dedicating ourselves and our time to ensure that while you are gone, your pup will get the best care and attention which would otherwise be unavailable in a caged boarding facility.

A little bit about us:
Andres received an Associate of Science degree from Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, with a concentration in Zoo Animal Technology. He worked full-time while getting his degree at the Santa Fe Teaching Zoo, an AZA accredited facility with over 75 species and 200 individual animals. He was responsible for preparing daily diets, constructing habitats, capture/restraint as well as training. He has been surrounded by dogs since childhood including Great Danes, Rottweilers, English Bulldogs, and Cocker Spaniels to name a few. Andres has a passion for animals of any species and has the experience necessary and time required to truly make your pet a member of our household for their stay.

Natalie received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Florida with a major in Animal Science and minor in Business & Marketing. Upon graduation Natalie spent a summer working on a horse breeding farm in Ocala where she assisted in breeding, foaling and horse breaking. Natalie’s passion for animals continued when she moved to Miami in 2009 and began working as a veterinary technician – a job she continues to enjoy after many years in the field. Natalie also grew up owning and caring for dogs of many sizes and has been exposed to a wide variety of breeds and dispositions.

Barkhaus rates are as follows:

$20/daycare
$30/night: Under 24lbs
$40/night: 25 to 64lbs
$50/night: Over 65lbs

*Extra $5/day added for puppies under 8 months old


Checkout is at 12pm on your pet’s last day. Otherwise a day care fee will be added. This means extra playtime, walks, dog park visits and most importantly LOVE & TLC.

Our rates reflect the amount of work, care and individual attention that your furry loved one will receive at a very competitive rate. While there are many other facilities around South Florida that offer similar services, we are confident that they do not offer the individual attention and care necessary to make your pet feel completely comfortable in his or her surroundings. This is NOT a house where we simply allow the dogs to have full freedom without any rules or boundaries and have them interact without any knowledge of proper canine behavior and respect. This is also NOT a warehouse-style facility where dogs are merely thrown together in a “cageless” environment to fend for themselves. We are comfortable with all breeds, sizes, and dispositions – from overly needy loving dogs to red zone aggression.

Remember that skimping on price is never a good idea when it comes to our furry loved ones. Unlike other hobbyists and "animal-lovers" here on this site, we are professionals and Barkhaus is a licensed and privately insured business.

We live, eat & sleep dogs here at Barkhaus, and your canine’s care here will be second best to NONE. We are good at what we do and take pride and passion in our work. Our reviews speak for themselves.

Want to see how much fun the dogs have here on vacation? Follow us at instagram.com/theBarkhaus

¡Hablamos español!

Even if our calendar says unavailable, feel free to send us a message and we may be able to squeeze your pet in.
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Andres & Natalie M.
Miami, FL 33150
37 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within a few days
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated May 9, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Andres & Natalie's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/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 Andres & Natalie's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Training
$100 /hour
Baths
$20 /bath
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37 Reviews
These guys were super nice to my dog and completely understanding of his quirks and behavioral issues. They accommodated my schedule and were available when I had questions. They gave me up to date photos and made sure to discuss any concerns they had about Leo. Great experience all around!
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I felt very comfortable leaving Cooper with Natalie and Andres. I could tell they took the time to make sure he was comfortable with the other dogs and that they have the knowledge and experience to make dogs safe and comfortable in that environment. I picked up a very happy, tired pup. The pictures they take are amazing also! I do not live in Miami, but if I ever am back and need a place for Cooper to stay, it'll be at Barkhaus! :)
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Andres was awesome! Always responded and answered all questions beforehand over email and text (this is extremely important so you know that the person is reliable).

Took great care of Bruno over 5 days. Bruno can be a handful and needs a ton of exercise. I know he got LOTS of exercise because although I exercise him a lot myself (usually twice a day myself, an hour each time at the dog park), he was a little more tired than usual when I got him back from Andres.

Also posted daily pics and some videos so I could keep updated on him.

Would highly recommend for anyone leaving their "kid" at a dog sitter.
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Rudy had a fantastic time, and I love their Instagram feed! All the photos make leaving my little guy that much easier. Thank you so much!!
The Barkhaus is the best! They took wonderful care of our little man Tyrone and we felt completely relaxed the entire vacation thanks to them. They continuously kept in touch with us and posted pics on instagram so we could see our pup having a blast. Andres and Natalie do a wonderful job - I would highly recommend them for anyone in need of dog sitting services in the Miami Beach area.
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Scampi was well looked after while we were away ! Daily photos and videos were sent to keep us updated ! I would recommend Andres highly !
Mollie had a great stay at the Barkhaus. She came home exhausted from playing with all of the other dogs. Andres sent me pictures throughout her stay which was nice and made me feel at ease.
My dog stayed for 3 days with no issues, and Barkhaus was willing to work with my sometimes snippy yorkie to incorporate him into the pack. I would definitely bring him back again.
Our dog Max loves to stay at the Barkhaus! He always comes home to us happy and tired from playing and all the exercise.We also like to be able to check in him on the Barkhaus instagram page. Max will definitely be staying here again!
Very friendly and accommodating when I was running a bit late. Took some time with me when dropping my dog off to show me around. Baxter definitely had a good time while there playing with the other dogs. He went straight to bed as soon as we got home!
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Great overall experience with Andres and his wife. Superb introduction with my dog (Sierra) to his pack of animals that he boards. Sierra looked comfortable and at ease within minutes of introduction. The hosts were very experienced and willing to answer any and all questions I had. They sent me pictures and videos as requested. Sierra came home healthy and happy and I would definitely recommend Barkhaus to anyone looking for a great stay within 10 miles of Miami International Airport .. Great location
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Andres is a really nice and very professional my little morkie, LuLu loved spending three days with him. He also sent me photos and videos of my dog while she was with him which was really nice. I will definitely use his services again!
Andres and Natalie are wonderful! I will certainly be leaving my dog with them again. He had a blast! They are very safe, reliable, and responsible people.
Andres and Natalie were awesome. They kept me updated and sent me pictures of Roma every day while she stayed at their Barkhaus. I was super happy with my decision to leave her with them. She played, socialized and befriended the other doggie guests. When I came back she was so tired from all the play and excitement that she slept straight until the next day. Most importantly, she came back with not a single scratch on her, or any unwanted habit or behavior, all our habits and routine were intact, from her feeding time to potty time. I highly recommend them, and will go to them again next time.
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Without hesitation I left Oz with Andres and Natalie for a long weekend. Becasue he is not neutered it's hard to find a place that will not isolate him, but this is not an issue with them. Obviously, they know what their doing, and knowledge makes all the difference. Andres and Natalie made me feel comfortable and confident that my little "energizer schnauzer" would be on a vacation all his own. And although I haven't taught Oz to speak yet, I know he had a good time!
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Our 2 year-old yellow lab spent a long weekend with Andres and Natalie. He usually doesn't take to boarding well- doesnt eat, claws his skin, etc. "Sunny" came back from Andres and Natalie well fed, exercised, bathed and happy. We will definitely be utilizing Andres and Natalie again. Thank you both.
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Jenna had the best time with Andres and the gang!! I definitely trust them to take care of her again.
i used to leave my dog when i was out of town in a big doggy day care, and for me i was ok..but now that i leave her with Andres, i can see what a huge difference. Andres sent me every single day a text,pictures and even a video of my dog, so i was able to enjoy my trip with a peace of mind. highly recommended.
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If your looking for good, honest, trustworthy people Andres and Natalie are it. Not being from Miami, it was very difficult to find someone and the attempts that I made with other hosts were unsuccessful. Andres is a pro when it comes to dogs, he's truly the leader. Ace is my baby, he is a small dog, and had never been away from me for his 5 1\2 years of life. When I dropped him off for his 5 day stay, he walked right away with Andres. I received pictures and updates, and was suprised to hear that he was running around, playing with the "big dogs." Even when I had issues with my returning flight unable to pick him up on time, they were very accomodating. When I arrived Ace was running around like part of their family. I definitely recommend them.
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Andres was attentive to my dog, Cassie. He took time to get to know her personality, and make the boarding experience comfortable and active for her. I loved being able to check in on her using instagram and see her having such a great time. He really made my trip a pleasant for me and my dog! I would 100% recommend.
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Our dog had such a great time. Budapest stayed with Andres and Natalie for a long weekend and had a blast, we followed Andres on Instagram to see pictures of our dog everyday. Andres was very good with him (even when we dropped him off and our dog mistook Andres leg for the bushes right by it... so embarrassing!) and you can see he is great with all dogs. He makes sure that all the dogs get along with each other perfectly before starting, so even our shy dog, Budapest was comfortable with the pack! The only surprise was that it was $40/night not $30 like advertised on the website but they said that was for dogs over 60lbs. Still worth it!
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Esperienza super positiva. Ho usato questa "pensione", sia per breve periodo, intera giornata e anche notti. Hanno sempre una particolare cura per ogni cane e, soprattutto non ce ne sono mai tanti. Hanno difronte alla loro casa (con giardino), un bel parco dove farli giocare e muovere (e verificato personalmente, lo fanno veramente), inoltre non molto distante c'e' altro piccolo parco completamente recintato dove i cani possono giocare liberamente e fare amicizia (il posto e' molto pulito). La prima volta che ho lasciato la mia cucciola, non aveva ancora 4 mesi, ed ero veramente preoccupato, ma ho visto subito che si sarebbe trovata bene. E ogni volta che la riporto vedo che lei fa festa, segno che si trova bene. Andres poi quando son fuori Miami, mi manda sempre foto per aggiornarmi sullo stato di quel momento. Devo proprio
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Sin duda alguna usare sus servicios de nuevo para dejar a mi Nick. Son personas muy amables, te mantienen informado y lo más importante no tiene a tu mascota en un cuarto con otros 20 locos perros. Mi Nick se fue sin pulgas y regreso sin pulgas YEAH!!!
Thanks guys!
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I recently moved to Miami with my dog and did not know anyone in the area. Meeting Andres and Natalie has been an amazing experience for me. They took the time to meet with me in advance prior to watching my dog and I instantly felt comfortable around them. They have adored my dog from the very beginning as if he was their own. They both have a huge amount of experience with animals and they are clearly dog lovers. They have been available to watch my dog whenever I need them and I know that my little Zeek is always in good hands. While I was on vacation they sent me both picture and video updates which really made my time away much more relaxed. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of a dog sitter and I will continue to be in contact with them for years to come.
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My dog Boomer truly had a happy vacation with Andres and Natalie! I received numerous pics and videos which kept me updated on his stay, and put me at ease. Andres and Natalie gave him a wonderful bath when I came to pick him up, which made my car smell very nice during the rest of our road trip. Natalie even made Boomer some healthy, homemade doggie treats to take home with us. Seeing my baby so well taken care of really made me feel good about my decision to use Andres and Natalie!
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I joked with Andres and Natalie that I wasn't sure about writing a review because then even more dog owners would know how wonderful it is to entrust your four-legged family member to these wonderful people and then they may not have room for us in the future.

Andres and Natalie were nothing but a joy and Andres kept me updated about playdates at the park, walks to the bay and overall how Ruby was the entire time we were gone. I would recommend them to anyone and will use them again in the future. My only fear was that Ruby would prefer to stay with them. :)

I can't thank them enough and if anyone is even considering leaving their dogs with them, don't even think about it. You will have great peace of mind and you won't regret it!
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Axel had a wonderful five days with Andres and Natalie. His hosts were caring and recognized his needs as a large, energetic dog - playtime, lots of exercise, discipline and mental stimulation.

It was obvious from our initial Meet and Greet that Andres is an expert dog handler, and Axel's behavior after the visit suggested that he'd had a great experience.

This host is what we had expected from a service such as Dog Vacay. For dog owners just looking for a home with companionship perhaps another host would be fine, but if you want an awesome experience for your pup, Andres M, Shorecrest Barkhouse, is what you're looking for.
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Andres and Natalie are wonderful people,trustworthy,caring..did a great job with Riley. Thanks guys!
I've boarded dogs many times before but never have I felt so secure and reassured about how my animal was being cared for. Andres and Natalie kept me updated my entire vacation with pictures and videos and when I picked up my rescue dog she was happy as can be! It's not easy boarding an animal but they made it a very relaxing process. I am SO happy with my choice to take my puppy to Shorecrest Barkhaus and will absolutely use them in the future. Thank you Andres & Natalie!!
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Awesome!!! From the moment we met Andres and Natalie we felt like it would be a good match. And sure enough the experience for our dogs and for us far exceeded our expectations. With daily (multiple) updates, it reassured worrying "parents" like us that our babies were doing great. Both understand dogs (and from what it seems, animals in general) quite well. We will no doubt use them again and will certainly refer them to everyone!
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I can't praise Andres' place enough! I left my two dogs, one of whom is old and can be a bit anti-social at times, with him and it was clear from the minute I got there they felt at home with Andres and with his own two gorgeous and very friendly dogs. His place is right next to a park and the beach, so the dogs got plenty of exercise. One of my dogs has cancer and Andres administered her pills every day and made sure they were both happy and well when I got back. Andres also texted me daily photos of the dogs playing, walking and napping, which was great to see while I was on the road. Thank you Andres, and I fully recommend the Shorecrest Barkhaus to anyone who loves their hounds. You can feel reassured that your dogs are in good hands: Andres is a well trained pro who clearly adores dogs.
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It made me soooo happy to keep getting pics throughout the day and see how happy my babies were and how much outdoor exercise they were getting, pics down by the water, etc. They truly were on a dogvacay!
Andres and Natalie even made their own dog treats for the girls. They both have animal education backgrounds and Andres is good at working with changing maladaptive behaviors. He kept telling me how well behaved my girls were, but I know it was just because he is The Leader of his pack, and I unfortunately, am not. He helped my girls learn to be part of a pack and more behaved in the dog park.
So, I have to thank Bailey and Shadow also for accepting them and helping to teach them also!
I would definately leave my girls with this host again!
Marla Popkin
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Rocket had a great time while we were away. Andres and dog friends went on walks, played in the park, and other dog stuff. He was happy to see us, but wasn't sure he wanted to leave his new friends. Thanks Andres. We will definitely bring Rocket back for Vacation at Andres. Thx. Gregg, Steve & Rocket Dog.
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I was really happy with Max's experience staying with Andres, Natalie and their girls Shadow and Bailey.

Andres sent me several pictures and kept me up to date on the things Max was doing during is mini vacay.

When I went to pick him up, Natalie even sent him home with home made doggie biscuits, which he LOVED!!!

I definitely reccomend Shorecrest Barkhouse and would surely leave Max with them again if I needed to,
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We can't say enough about Andres and Natalie (and sweet Shadow and Bailey). They were completely undeterred by our two big sloppy dogs. We appreciated all of the photos and updates, and were confident that our dogs were happy and well taken care of while we were away. We highly recommend Shorecrest Barkhaus and will definitely use them again!
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Absolutely amazing experience. Both andres and Natalie greeted us with warm hugs. Felt like I knew them forever. Their dogs were also very friendly toward mine. They sent me pics and text messages throughout his stay.. Needless to say my mini schnauzer was happy as can be. He was walked and taken to the park to play regularly. They are truly animal lovers... Wouldn't consider leaving him with anyone else after meeting andres and Natalie... Thank you again!!! You were truly awesome!!!
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during our vacation we had a peace of mind because Andres kept us updated with everyday news of konnan. We received pictures of all the field trips and walks and konnan looked like he was really enjoying his vacation too. He got to play with his temporary roommates and he even made friends with the bird. we would definitely recommend Andres and we are happy to find a place where konnan could stay whenever we leave town. And we know konnan would be happy too.
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