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Brian W.

20 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Fish, Reptiles

Brian's Resident Pets

Phoebe
Beagle
Female
0 yr 7 mo old

Brian's House

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

About Brian

I am a lifelong dog-lover. My family has welcomed dogs as part of our family for as long as I can remember. Caring for dogs has always brought me joy, and any dog lover knows how much joy we can bring to our pets.
As the youngest in my family I have never been the main caregiver, but I have taken care of all the responsibilities : letting them out to take care of business, feeding, brushing, nail-clipping, bathing, and walking,
In addition to the normal responsibilities I also have experience injecting insulin into two different diabetic beagles (taught by my mom, a longtime nurse) as well as feeding them their pills (hidden in a little peanut butter or bread).
My family routinely takes care of dogs for family and friends, so I have experience dealing with a number of different dogs staying anywhere from a couple days to a week. The dogs all have different personalities and temperaments and I've always been able to work with any dog that gets dropped off.

As for the house, it is 2 stories with hardwood floors and a fenced backyard. The main room that I would use to take care of dogs is the family room. The family room has the door to the backyard as well as the door to the garage (if a dog prefers being crated in a garage at night). There is also a couch and loveseat that we typically allow dogs to sit/sleep on if they are housetrained. There is also a crate in the family room.

We have always let our dogs roam freely, but if a particular dog doesn't have good manners I would keep it in the family room where I can easily keep an eye on everything. I would try to be flexible about the amount of freedom given to the dog(s) to fit the owners wishes.

A typical day would be walking and playing around in the backyard, petting the dog and giving tummy scratches, playing fetch if the dog fetches. None of my dogs have ever been willing to play fetch, so I assure you that your dog would grow tired of fetch before I do! There would also be some downtime to rest (hopefully next to me) while I work on some online college classes.

My parents' house is where I would take care of pets staying the night. My parents would be around if I needed to go anywhere for a little while. They love dogs just as much as I do, so there is plenty of love in this house for your dog. From the moment they enter the home they are treated like part of the family.

Restrictions: Unfortunately we cannot take any dogs that are not 95% house-trained. Even the best dogs are capable of an occasional piddle, but that is all we can accept: occasional.

Due to different family members' sleep schedules I am unable to take dogs that bark a lot. As with house-training, even the best dogs are capable of barking but we can only accept dogs that are mostly quiet enough not to wake up a sleeping person.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Brian W.

20 Reviews
16 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 15 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Brian's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$50 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for no more than 1 hour/day
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$20 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$15 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
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20 Reviews
Due to some crazy travel on our end, our 10 year old cockapoo Milo has stayed with Brian about five times in the past few months. Brian is fantastic, and Milo loves him. You can just tell by the way Brian plays and interacts with the dogs he's watching - his own Beagle, Phoebe, and whichever other guests he has over - that he adores dogs and gives them all the attention they could want.

His house is clean and has a massive backyard where Milo immediately wants to go when he arrives. Milo seems completely at home there - Brian opens the door, and off Milo goes.

Brian sends pictures and regular updates while we're gone, and he's been wonderful about Milo's various eccentricities: Milo isn't a great eater, so we've played around with different ways of feeding him; Milo isn't great around kids, so Brian monitored him closely over a family Thanksgiving get-together (at which Milo apparently did great!), and Milo can be a territorial marker when he's in unfamiliar places with other dogs (hooray for Belly Bands).

My husband and I feel 100% comfortable leaving Milo with Brian. He's a real gem!!
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This's second Brian took care of my Beta. He was wonderful and flexible. I believe beta had so much fun with him. He slept well all night. Thanks Brian!
He's amazing! Sent me pictures. Took him on short notice and was accommodating to last minute changes. Highly recommended!
Brian did a great job taking care of our dog. He has watched a few times and would highly recommend him.
Brian took excellent care of my little buddy for the week, sending me plenty of photos and updates about how he was doing in terms of getting along with the other dogs and being comfortable in the house. I would happily book with Brian again.
Brian kept our poodle mix overnight, and it worked out beautifully. His location is convenient and his setup for the dogs is perfect. Our dog came back very mellow and happy, so we know he had a great time. We look forward to using him again in the future, and we highly recommend his services!
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He was great!! He really connected with Sitca. It was great to know he was in such good hands
Brian took great care for my two small dogs, a Yorkie and a Shih-poo. My dogs had so much fun in his big backyard, they are happy and tired when my husband picked them up. Our dogs usually sleep in our bed with us. Brian let them sleep in his bed so they feel home. We also got daily updates of each of them (eat? play?) and pictures of them, so we know they are in good hands.

More importantly, Brian values the quality stay of each dog. Cause our dogs are so small, Brian only took in another dog of similar size.

We will definitely come back!
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I have a 9 month old German Shepherd puppy who I have never left out of the care of myself or my very close friends. He is big and can be a handful, so I was nervous leaving him with a sitter for the first time. Brian was great in assuring me that my pup would be fully supervised and taken care of. My pup had a great stay with Brian and his family. He adored their sweet puppy Phoebe and came home worn out, so I know he had a great time. I have already planned the next stay with Brian. Thanks again!
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Brian was kind, caring, and communicative. We felt very comfortable leaving our elderly dog in his care for two weeks. He was flexible on drop off and pick up and took good care of our girl. I'd highly recommend him!
Brian was a great host and care for different type of dog personality. I beleive Beta had a fun time playing because he slept all day since he came home. Fast response and great neighborhood. Thanks Brian!
Brian was a great host to my boy Mojo, he lives in a great neighborhood and has a nice, safe yard for the dogs to play in, I will definitely use his services in the future!
We had our dog stay with Brian for a week while we were on vacation, he took good care of our dog and emailed me photo and let let us know how our dog was doing. Brian also is very flexible with drop off and pickup time, we like that!
Theo and Hugo had a great time with Brian and his family. They came home happy and healthy! Great job Brian!
Brian did a great job taking care of Morgan. He was flexible with drop off and pick up. He played a lot with her and made sure she got the exercise she needed.

She was not as excited to see me as I expected after two weeks, so I suspect she likes Brian better than me.

I would definitely recommend Brian as a pet sitter.
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Brain took good care or hamlet and was very flexible with scheduling drop off and pick up. Would use him again.
Brian was wonderful with my dog Tyson. He gave me daily updates and pictures. I was able to have a great trip away knowing Tyson was in great hands!
My dog Tess is a senior (13yrs) and Brian did a wonderful job with her! She was very happy when I picked her up. I will definitely use him again.
Brian was a boss. Baxter loved staying there and Brian for sure loved having him. If you need someone to watch your dog Brian is your man.
Easy to work with, flexible with drop off and pick up times and he really enjoyed taking care of my lab. He went out of his way for a meet and greet to put my mind at ease. She got plenty of activity and I got pictures during her stay! I have no doubt Lucy felt at home. I highly recommend Brian.
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