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George & Kay E.

23 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Pet Requirements

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

George & Kay's House

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

About George & Kay

5 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
George E.'s Home
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• House
• Fenced yard
• Non-smoking home
• Has no dogs
• No children in home
• Dogs allowed on bed
• Dogs allowed on furniture
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About George E.:
50+ years of experience
Dedicated loving care for your small dog in our single story Rancho Penasquitos home. We are located on a quiet street in a quiet neighborhood and have a fenced yard for pets to play in.

The Bijou story:
Bijou was a four pound toy poodle and was part of our family for fifteen years. Finding someone to care for Bijou on the rare occasions when we had to travel and could not take him with us was always an issue. As Bijou grew older the problem became worse, he was accustomed to being at home with us and would be traumatized whenever he had to spend time in a kennel. Having a pet sitter check on him during the day was not acceptable because he did not like strangers in his house (we weren’t too keen on it either) and he did not like being alone.

When Bijou passed away we thought about getting another pet but decided we didn’t want to deal with the boarding issue when we had to travel. Then we thought there must be plenty of other small dog owners who have the same temporary pet care problem, and that is how our custom pet care idea was born.

We have been small dog owners (miniature and toy poodles) for more than 50 years. We are keenly aware of the special needs of smaller dogs and are cautious when they are in our care. Your pet will get supervised exercise outside but will be protected from aggressive animals and predators at all times.

About this sitter:
Retired couple with lots of experience with small dogs. Let us pamper your pet while you are away, your pet will appreciate it.

How long have you been a dog lover? Tell us about your history with dogs.

We both grew up with dogs as pets and have had them for most of our married lives. Our first pet together was Tony, a black miniature poodle that joined our family on Valentine's Day 1963. After Tony we had Danny, a champagne toy poodle who was the childhood pet of our two children. After the children left the nest and Danny passed we had Biojou, a very small apricot toy (teacup) poodle. Bijou enriched our lives for fifteen years before he passed. The reason we have not replaced Bijou is explained in our profile as "the Bijou story".

What would you like to know about a dog before sitting him or her? Do you have any breed preferences?

We pretty much like all dogs but prefer to care for the smaller ones. We prefer not to care for aggressive dogs or those with a history of being overly destructive.

Do you have reliable transportation in the event of an emergency?

We have a late model SUV in excellent repair and have established a relationship with a nearby 24 hour pet emergency clinic in the unlikely case that there is a need for their services.

Are you comfortable administering medication?

Sure but we would prefer to care for well animals and would prefer to only administer maintenance medication. It is not that we are uncomfortable administering medication but more that we are concerned with maintaining a healthy environment for future client's pets.

How much time do you plan on spending with my dog each day?

Your dog will live in our home with us and be continually part of our activities. We will spend frequent times playing with your pet and accompanying them outside for exercise but generally they will be allowed free access while we go about our daily activities.

If you have a backyard, please describe it.

We have a small fenced back yard that is mostly concrete but there is a small flea free artificial grass potty area as well. The yard has plenty of space for smaller dogs to exercise and it is designed to be easily cleaned.

Where will my dog sleep?

We try to provide a comfortable and secure environment for your dog to sleep in. If your dog is crate trained they may feel more secure sleeping in their own crate but if they are accustomed to sleeping on your bed and they feel comfortable on our bed that is fine too. We observe the dog and they usually let us know what they prefer.

Where will you take my dog on walks? Tell me about it.

We live on a quiet street but prefer not to walk your pet, we care for small dogs who can get adequate exercise playing with us in our yard. We want to limit your dog's exposure to larger and possibly aggressive dogs so if we take your dog for a walk we will not walk it in parks or take it to a dog park.
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Separation anxiety

George & Kay E.

23 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 20 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Strict

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 28, 2016

Credentials

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At George & Kay's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
23 Reviews
Finding George and Kay was a lifesaver! My Rasta is not the most social. Most times she thinks she's a pit bull in the body of a Chihuahua. So dumping her off in a kennel for close to a month, tore me apart. I preferred to place her in the company of someone warm and caring, who could provide the love that Rasta needs. Thankfully, I spotted George and Kay and could immediately tell they were a caring and responsible couple. I would take Rasta back in a heartbeat.
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Odie's home away from home!
Fantastic. Odie loves George and Kay
George and Kay are great!! So glad I found them - they treated my Annie like family and took wonderful care of her - you can tell that they really care about the little dogs and they have everything in place to make it safe and comfortable for them. I will most definitely ask them to watch Annie every time I travel from now on!
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George and Kay are awesome with our little man. They are very organized and let us know that our lil guy was doing great under their watch. We will definitely return.
George and Kay are great. They clearly are experienced and have everything organized to take excellent care of the dogs they care for. Our Dog loved the attention and care and didn't miss us at all. We would definitely use George and Kay's service in the future.
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George & kay said she was a good girl both days &. She helped her self to the sofa. George & kay were very kind.
George and Kay are absolutely superb VacayAway Pet Parents!

Their home is clean, orderly and setup perfectly to suit their 4-legged guests.

They have an excellent understanding of the special needs of small breed dogs.

CoCo always appears right at home in their presence. I am comforted knowing that my baby is in capable and loving hands when she stays with George and Kay in their home, Bijou's Bungalow.
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Crickett was well cared for and happy with George and Kay. They are wonderful! They even took the time to keep me updated and sent pictures of Crickett. Have already made reservations with them for a future visit.
So grateful to DogVacay and George and Kay. Our plans for a dog sitter fell through at the last minute. DogVacay site is easy to use and all three of the potential do sitters were great. George and Kay were fantastic and took great care of our little one.
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George and Kay are fantastic. Our Odie has stayed with them twice, and they have become his home away from home. They treat him like their own. Odie loves being with them and is excited when he goes to their home, and a little sad when he leaves.
George and Kay are so sweet to Skippy. He runs to them like family!!!
We cannot imagine leaving our little Skippy with anyone but George and Kay. They are AWESOME.
George and Kay were great!!!! Thank you so much for your attention to detail and for caring for Mags and Mr. Capone. I felt very welcome by them when I arrived, they had their own forms so that they could provide the best experience and service for us. Our minds were at ease while we were away, we couldn't ask for more.We will definitely be back, thanks again!
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George & Kay were great with my little yorkie, Charlie. Charlie warmed up quickly to them and it was nice to get updates from them and even a cute
photo. I felt 100% confident that my dog was safe, having fun and in good hands. I will definitely use George & Kay again in the future.
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This was our dog's first time away from us, so we were nervous about her, but she did great! It is obvious that George and Kay really care about dogs and did their best to make her feel at home. They have a nice safe cozy setup for small dogs. I will definitely use them again!
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Once again Dash was well taken care of by George and Kay!!! We are so pleased with them and how they take great care of Dash as if it's their own. Thank you again!!!
Thank you George and Kay!! We didn't have a worry while on vacation, knowing that Sachie was in your kind care. See you next vacay ~ Lisa
This was our first experience leaving Holly for so long and from the time of our meet and greet, I knew I had found the right place for Holly to vacation. The home was perfect and so were the Hosts. I found George and Kay to be warm and caring and responsible.
We really enjoyed the periodic texts and pictures they sent while we were on our trip.
I hate to admit it, but I think Holly would have been quite content staying a while longer!
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If you are looking for a safe, warm, fun place to leave your dog, George and Kay are the place to be. Our little Skippy runs to them when we arrive and love being with both of them. Skippy and his owners cannot recommend George and Kay high enough.
We were very happy with the way George and Kay took care of Chico. We were thrilled that they are usually home during the day, as Chico is not used to staying alone for long periods at a time. There was a nice area outside for Chico to run around. George was nice enough to e-mail us after a couple of days and send a picture of Chico, and let us know he was doing well. We were are happy with the way George and Kay took care of Chico and are thrilled to know he will be in such good hands the next time we leave.

Joe and Barbara
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George and Kay are such a sweet couple. From the moment you meet them, it is obvious they love dogs. Our four pound poodle loved them, and we loved the wonderful way in which they cared for him! They went above and beyond for our precious dog!
George & Kay were so wonderful with our dog Dash. They took such great care of him. We felt as ease with them from our first meet and greet. We will definitely be using them again!!!! Thanks again George & Kay for your kindness with Dash. See you soon.
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