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Tom M.

56 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Tom's Resident Pets

Chuy
Mixed Breed
Male
8 yr 6 mo old
Karlee
Mixed Breed
Female
6 yr 11 mo old

Tom's House

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

About Tom

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hey y'all, looking for a comfortable place for your pup to stay while you're out of town? Great! I've got you covered. I've lived my whole life with dogs, sizes big and small, and would love to host yours.

I spend my days working from home with my best buds, Chuy and Karlee. We live with my lovely lady in our house, which is a single-level open layout complete with a dog-friendly couch and a fenced-in back yard, conveniently located just east of Airport Blvd. (an easy stop on the way to catch your plane) . I can promise regular walks (or for more active dogs maybe a long run) and even keep you updated with texts and photos while you're on the road.

If your pup needs some buddies, Chuy and I are your guys.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Tom M.

56 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 8, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
This sitter has passed a background check, which searches a variety of criminal databases.
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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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Tom's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
56 Reviews
Tom was awesome! He took great care of our 2yr old Weimaraner. Lots of cute photos, outdoor play, and hugs. Clean and convenient home on the way to the airport with a nice fenced backyard. Highly recommend Tom.
I had never used any type of boarding service before and was very nervous to drop my dog off at a stranger's house... but I immediately felt comfortable when I met Tom, I knew my pup was going to be just fine. Tom sent me pictures and updates on how Jackson was doing almost daily. I will definitely use Tom again in the future!
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Tom and his pups were fantastic! They treated our Nacho like one of the family, they played and had a great time. I especially loved the photo updates from Tom throughout our first trip away from our little guy. Really happy and will definitely ask Tom to take care of Nacho the next time we need to go out of town.
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Tom took such great care of Rosie. She loves being with friendly dogs and people so his house was definitely the place for her. Tom is really helpful and flexible with reservations. Couldn't be happier with vacay!

Will hopefully be booking our next vacay with tom.
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Tom always takes amazing care of our baby boxer, Apollo. He is very reliable and flexible with our ever changing schedule. I feel extremely comfortable leaving Apollo in the care of Tom and would highly recommend his services to others.
Tom made Sadie feel like part of his dog family. Thanks!
Willis did great at Tom's! This was his first time staying there and all went well. Tom was super flexible with pick ups and drop offs, plus sent some nice pictures while we were away. I would be happy for Willis to stay again!
Tom took great care of our pup! He was very good about giving updates which was really nice. We will definitely be booking a reservation again in the future!
Eloise and Charlie love Tom and Shawneen!
Bobo had a great time staying with Tom and his dogs. Definitely would recommend Tom to co-workers needing someone to care for their dog while on vacation.
Tom was ultra accommodating--welcoming a meet 'n' greet so my pup could meet his dogs. (I was looking forward to a chance for my dog to socialize, but wanted to make sure that would be a good thing for every person & pup involved.) He seemed extremely adept at handling dogs and calm about the whole affair. Tom was also flexible with drop-off and pick-up times. I would absolutely use him as a dog sitter again!
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Tom was great. Sent fun pics and our dog was pooped out when she got back home. Seemed to have lots of fun!
Tom is the best. He's very sweet with my Zoe even though she is a bit man-shy.
Ecco the pup loves hanging with Tom and crew. She will be visiting Tom again. Thanks!
Tom is great and so are his pups. Ecco (my pup) will definitely be visiting again!
Tom took great care of my chocolate lab, Chloe, while I was out of town. She was a very happy dog when I picked her up. He communicated how she was doing while we were away. I really appreciated that!
Awesome dog sitter!
Zola had a great time with all her new buddies at Tom's house!
As always, Tom is amazing! My pup, Darryl, always enjoys his time with Tom and the buddies he has there. I recommend Tom 100%!!!
Tom was a great host! My pups came back happy and healthy. Would definitely recommend.
Tom was great with providing updates, and flexible about pick up/drop off. Our pups loved playing and cuddling with everyone at the house!
Tom was great, he was very responsive and sent me updates as I was away. My pup child was very happy when I picked her up, will definitely use Tom again.
This was Marcus and Odell's second time staying with Tom! They have so much fun there and everything to coordinate is super easy. They will definitely be regulars here!
Tom was great... Easy communication, easy demeanor with dogs. Nali was 'tail's up' when we picked her up after a week. No sign of stress for her. Definitely recommend
Tom was great, Luka had so much fun during the stay.
Tom was a great host! He was flexible and easy to communicate with. He had a full house of pups and our Marcus and Odell had an amazing time. They slept for 3 days straight after their vacation, we will definitely use him again and would recommend to others!
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Tom was so wonderful with Sadie and I will definitely be back next time I'm out of town! He kept me updated on how she was doing and sent me picture updates. Even though Sadie's stay was short at Tom's, she came back all played-out and was ready for a nap.
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Tom was a great host! He was easy to communicate with and took great care of my pups. They seemed happy and relaxed when I came to get them. Will definitely use Tom again!
Everything was great! Tom was very responsive throughout the entire stay and Wallace came back from his vacation looking refreshed and ready to continue his life of leisure. I will absolutely be using Tom again in the future, highly recommended.
Zoe is picky about her men-folk and Tom has become one of her favorites. She loves hanging with a pack and spending quality cuddling time on one of the many couches. Thanks again for the photos of Zoe in action, Tom!
Tom was great. Quick communications and regular photo and text updates. Thank you, Tom!
Tom was great, very responsive and accommodating. Our dog, Charlie, had fun playing and running, and was worn out when she got home!! We received several pictures of Charlie while we were away, to see what she was up to! We absolutely felt like Charlie was well cared for!
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Pawesome? Really? Any way , Jackson is 1.5 and we have NEVER BEEN APART. Tom seems to have broken through Jackson's inner stuck-up-ed-ness and discovered my good boy. I hope? Lol.
Tom was great!!! Shiner was happily exhausted when I picked him up. Tom was very flexible and understanding when I was running late. I know Shiner is excited to go back for another vacation.
Very accommodating.
It seems Tom took great care of Ana while we were gone. She was the happiest we've seen her in a long time (new baby and recent move) when we came to pick her up! He said he enjoyed taking care of her, which meant a lot to us since she can be a bit hyper and/or anxious. He sent great pics of her every day too!
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I forgot to review Andre's stay with Tom M. He stayed there for a long weekend in late August, and everything went great. Tom sent a photo each day, which made me happy, and he was responsive to texts and messages. His home is welcoming, he has at least one dog of his own, and he definitely takes the dogs out to play.
Andre seemed to like it there fine, and I have no complaints whatsoever! I tried to book Tom the next time I left town, but, he was already booked! In the future I'll try to contact Tom again.
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This was my first trip away from my puppy, but I was never concerned that he wasn't being well taken care of by Tom. I got pictures of my pup playing and having a great time only a few hours after I left, and then a picture of naptime the following day. Tom even gave him a bath and waited for me to arrive at 1am due to a late flight. I would highly recommend Tom to any pet parent!
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My two dogs had a great stay at Tom's place! Made some new dog friends and had a blast. Will definitely use him again. Thanks!
I was truly impressed with Tom. Not only was he communicative before the visit but provided much appreciated photos and emails during. Sadie is a new rescue for us so we were nervous about leaving her.

Tom was very assuring and it was his confidence that allowed me to leave Sadie Mae with no tears. When we picked her up, she was happy to see us but she was happy to be with her friends at Tom's.

Wonderful first stay. She will be there again over Thanksgiving and I can rest assured she is safe and happy.
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Tom was awesome with my pups. I think they were actually sad to come home! Drop off and pick up was easy and Tom communicated well with my on how the dogs were doing. I will definitely be using him in the future.
Awesome! Pups stayed for a long weekend and were super happy about it. They took over the couch. Daily photos, kind host. A ++++
Tom was great, and it's a plus that his house is on the way to the airport. I picked up Baxter leaving him with Tom for four nights and he was pooped! Happy dog and happy dog mom.
Our dog Mr. Banks had a wonderful time at Tom's house. Tom sent us pictures of Banks daily and responded quickly to my texts when I would check in to see how he was doing. When we came to pick him up he was very excited and seemed to be having so much fun! We will definitely use Tom again in the future!
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Tom is awesome! My girlfriend and I had to go out of town on an emergency and Tom took in Franklin last minute. We also got updates daily from him while we were out of town.
Tom is great! His home is perfect for a dog with a nice backyard for play time. Tom was incredibly flexible with our changing schedule and was so easy to get a hold of and kept us posted with updates and photos of our little guy while we were away.
My first time using this service, and Tom's listing was at the top of the list when I did my first search.

It worked out great! Tom sent photos every day and was quick to respond to any questions I had. He had his own dog and a couple other dogvacay dogs staying at his place, and it seemed like they got a lot of play time together in and outside the house.

I'll say that my dog is easy, healthy, low-maintenance, so I wasn't worried about behavior issues or his getting along with the other dogs in the house. I'll definitely try to get Tom to watch my dog next time I leave town.
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It was great. He kept me updated throughout the weekend, was flexible on drop-off & pick up times, and attentive to a couple of additional needs for my dog. Would definitely recommend.
Tom was fantastic. I have a 15lb rescue dog that is attached to my hip and struggle being left alone so I was worried leaving him, however, Tom was excellent. When I got Red back 4 days late he was happy, warn out and playing with the other dogs.

I will only use Tom from now on.
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Tom and Chuy are so friendly! They put my anxious dog right at ease. I returned to a happy, playful pup--so different from boarding her some other places. I would not hesitate to recommend Tom to others.
Tom was awesome!!! He was very flexible, responded right away! Our dog had a great time with him! Tom kept sending us beautiful pictures of our dog... He's very friendly and you can tell right away he loves dogs, we highly recomend him!!
Tom was a great host -- he sent great photos of our dogs while we were away, and was super flexible and accommodating when our flight was canceled and we needed to extend the stay by a night.
Tom was super flexible with me and Zion's hectic schedule this particular day. This was my first Dog Vacay experience and Tom was the exact person we were looking for: calm, flexible, and responsible. Tom's dog(s) were also super chill, so no problems there. Zion is a bit of a ninja and sometimes successfully escapes our yard, but Tom assured me that his backyard would be just fine for ninja-like dogs. I definitely recommend Tom and his girlfriend as doggie hosts.
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Tom was the most wonderful pet sitter for my rebellious escape artist, Liffey.

She got to sun bathe and relax on the dog couch and hang out with his cutie pie dog Chuy. Overall, I highly recommend Tom and will ask him again when Liffey needs a Dog Vacay. He is flexible, kind, and truly cares about your pet as if it were his own.

Thanks again Tom!!
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Tom and Dog Vacay! Thank you for making my last minute dog care needs SO EASY! Within an hour I had heard back from Tom that he was available the very next day to take care of my boy. Tom's dog Chuy got along great with GOB and I can't wait to let my pup have a slumber party again (ok maybe I can; I missed him!). I loved the daily picture updates and I could tell that Tom and his girlfriend provided exactly the environment that I wanyed for my boy- down to the "dog couch". Thank you Tom!
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Tom was great. My dog got diagnosed with an massive ear infection the day before his vacay and Tom was really cool about having to give Ferdinand his medicine. Chuy, the resident dog, and Ferdinand just hung out on the couch.
Welcome to Austin and thanks so much for the updates and photos too!
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