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Bruce M.

39 Reviews
26 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
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Pit Bull - American Staffordshire Terrier

Bruce's Resident Pets

Lucy
Mixed Breed
Female
7 yr 1 mo old
Linus
Mixed Breed
Male
5 yr 1 mo old

Bruce's House

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

About Bruce

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi I'm Bruce and I, like you, treat my dogs like family.
When you board your dogs with us, that's exactly how they will be treated. Plenty of exercise and playing are a daily standard here, no cages or kennels.
Special needs are welcome.
We love dogs!
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Bruce M.

39 Reviews
26 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 2, 2016

Credentials

Background Checked
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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.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Bruce's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Bruce's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$30 /hour
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Home Visits
$25 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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39 Reviews
Otis had a great time with Bruce and his furry friends... I was a bit nervous at first with how Otis and the other dogs were going to get along, but Bruce was able to help facilitate a good onboarding & connection. I received daily pictures of Otis, he looked like he was having a lot of fun! Hands down, much better than a kennel!
I would definitely book Otis with Bruce again.
Thank you Bruce & family for taking care Otis.
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I highly, highly recommend Bruce. He has created a dog haven, and I wouldn't hesitate in the least to have Jerry stay with him again. Jerry stayed with Bruce for over a week. Now that Jerry's back home, I'm worried he might get bored because there aren't any other dogs around to keep him company.

I had a last minute reservation because my previous plan to board my dog fell through, but thankfully I found this website and Bruce. Bruce was kind enough to board Jerry on the same day of my request. I immediately loved his home when I visited. He had festive decorations outside his home, but what I loved more about Bruce's place was how dog friendly it was. The doors were open to allow dogs to roam in and out of the house whenever they wanted, and dogs could sleep on the sofa or wherever they wanted. Jerry is an anxious dog, and Bruce even offered to let Jerry sleep on his bed if it made Jerry more comfortable. Also, I found Bruce's place to be really clean especially considering how many dogs were in the house. I'm thoroughly impressed! Bruce also sent me daily photos and updates on Jerry, and took him on walks everyday. I felt this was really a vacation for Jerry since he wouldn't nearly get as much interaction or activity had he been boarded at a pet hotel.

Thank you, Bruce! I really appreciate you for taking care of Jerry during my absence.
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Bruce has a very calm demeanor which my husband and I liked and is just the nicest guy. His method is to allow the dogs to be dogs. Dogs as pack animals have their own way of interacting, creating hierarchy and "working it out" and he allows that to happen, intervening only if necessary. He has three small dogs of his own so our singleton had quite a three-day play date with his dogs and another buddy he was watching. We actually think she is a bit depressed now being back at home.

The dogs are allowed to sleep where they choose (ours slept in her bed that we brought and also on the couch). Bruce also accomodated our feeding schedule. He takes them for walks in the evening and they have access to the backyard area all day - he is retired so he home pretty much all day to keep an eye on the dogs. We were very happy with the service and will definitely use Bruce again!
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Bruce is always very attentive with us, and Marley comes home very happy. Thank you so much.
Bruce and his wonderful pooches are fantastic hosts! I highly recommend him! I left my Chewie at his house this past weekend and I could tell Chewie had a great time. When I brought him home and played with him, he was overly excited, running amok all over the apartment, tossing and chasing his chew bone like he's never done before. Haha! He was definitely happy to have spent 3 days at Bruce's house. Now he's bored, possibly having withdrawals. I have to walk him 3 times a day now to compensate. BEWARE: Your dog might get spoiled after spending time at Bruce's. = )
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Gaudi like Bruce alot
Bruce was awesome, the second I met him I felt such a cool and calm vibe. I picked him because of all of the 5 star reviews and repeat customers and I'm glad I did.
Bruce was awesome, the second I met him I felt such a cool and calm vibe. I picked him because of all of the 5 star reviews and repeat customers and I'm glad I did. It was our first time leaving our 11 month old Aussie and he did great. Bruce sent us photo updates daily. Responded to my messages right away gave us complete peace of mind. Our pup came home tired and happy. We will definitely use Bruce again.
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Bruce and his wife were very gracious and accommodating to Scooter and shared their bedroom with him due to his fear of other dogs.
Their cute house is calm and spotless even with several pups playing and running around. Bowls of food and water were lined up with a couple of feet spacing between them -- that is so respectful for their dog guests!
Thank you, Bruce and Melanie, for taking special care of Scooter.
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As usual, Momo had a great time on her doggie vacay. Thanks Bruce!
Bella had a great stay with Bruce. She was well loved and cared for while we were away. It was comforting to know she was treated like family as if she were home. Thanks Bruce for taking such great care of our Bella. :-)
ZIMBA SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN WELL-CARED FOR AT BRUCE'S. She is now happy to be home with us. Gaby Miller
Bruce and his pups were wonderful! He was super friendly and welcomed my bub Leo with open arms. Bruce was also really flexible with change in plans, and I know Leo had a great time!
Pawsome experience. Seems like Sebby had a great time at Bruce's house. He came back to me happy and healthy. I would recommend this host to all dog lovers.
This is the first time we left Kono with Bruce and it won't be our last time! Bruce was flexible and accommodating and kept us posted by text every few days. Kono had a blast and came home a tired pup! Thanks Bruce!
Bruce took excellent care of my dogs. I would definitely recommend him.
I was so nervous about leaving my super energetic pup behind while my Husband and I went on vacation. He doesn't like being separated from us and his Feline brothers. Now it seems he misses hanging out with Bruce, Peanut, and whoever dropped in for care at their house! He'll certainly be back! Also, the pictures were wonderful. Thank you!!!!!
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Our host Bruce was great , he kept us posted with pictures & cute captions while he was taking very good care of our pooch. This was the first trip we have taken without our lil Cooper and we were pretty nervous about it . The interaction with his dogs and the other guests was a huge benefit for Cooper and I'd recommend him to all our friends
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We have been looking for a good sitter for months. And we finally found a good one! (excellent). Bruce's neighborhood is quiet and nice, his house is clean, and all the dogs or his dog that stays there are very friendly. The day that i brought my dog in his care, Bruce's pack happily greeted my dog. Also, Bruce is so nice that he kept Thor super late. I appreciate that a lot due to the busy schedule I had that day. I would definitely leave my dog there for future dates. Highly recommend!
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Bruce was great, sent me pictures and texts to let me know that J was doing well and having fun. He took cues from J, figured out he liked to walk with extender leash even though I didn't leave it there! It's nice to know he was with someone that really paid attention to him. Thanks, Bruce!
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Our two small Mi-Ki pups stayed with Bruce for the first time this past weekend. Bruce was great! He answered all our questions and concerns and even sent an update with photo, letting me know the puppies were doing great. Since this was the first time I had ever left my babies, the update put my mind at ease. Bruce was very accomodating and the resident pups Lucy and Linus were such sweethearts and fantsdtic hosts. :) My dogs certainly enjoyed their stay and especially enjoyed the special treat of socializing with other pups! We plan to use Bruce again for our next trip in June.
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My experience with Bruce was just great. My dog came back happy and very well taken care of. HIghly recommended!
Happy to have found Bruce, Charlie came home happy. He can not stay in a kennel because he is very timid. I almost lost him once in a kennel which I think it was ideal, right behind a vet office. He came home severely dehydrated. Refused to eat and drink. Another time with another kennel he lost 5 pound. With Bruce, he came home happy retained his weigh. Place is clean, Charlie likes playing with his two smaller dogs.
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Super nice and friendly environment. Needed an extra day and Bruce was very flexible in accommodating my schedule. Would absolutely recommend.
Layla has been going to daycare for a couple years and when I had my meet and greet with Bruce he immediately made her feel right at home. He has a very calming way about him and can tell her really was great- asking all the right questions, etc.
Layla normally has a hard time acclimating, but I was amazed that the next time I went todrop her off she was wagging her tail and went right to Bruce without looking back. We will use Bruce on a consistent basis. THANK YOU BRUCE!
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We had a great time, Gaudi grown so much from the time she sent with Bruce , She now likes big dogs, because of Bruce, We come from Rancho Cordova Ca . Just because of Bruce is close to the Freeways
Best sitter I had so far. Responded to all my questions in 1 - 2 hours and gave me updates while I was out of country. Also provided free bath before picking up my dog. Overall great service.
Over the top...according to our dog, Lily Munster. Bruce is great, easy going and takes care of all of the details to make sure you, as owners, feel 100% secure! We received daily pictures and prompt communication with genuine interest in your dog. We'll be back! Thank you!
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I could not recommend Bruce enough! Our black lab Sadie was rescued after a traumatic experience at a shelter three years ago, so her separation anxiety is understandable. In the three years we've had her, this is literally the first time she has returned to us not in a nervous state, but calm and happy! I really do feel like her time with Bruce is a completely positive experience!
Besides being a genuinely nice guy, Bruce is flexible and sends us frequent updates. We have true peace of mind when Sadie stays with Bruce. We better book with him quickly now. I think the secret is out!
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Bruce took such great care of our dog Kali while we were out of town. Bruce sent us pictures everyday and made sure we were up to date with Kali's activites. Bruce even noticed that Kali's collar was a little tight and gave Kali a new collar...talk about amazing service! We will use Bruce again and he high recommend him to others who are looking for a safe and loving environment for your dog. Thanks Bruce! AB
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We couldn't have asked for a more positive dog sitter experience. Bruce was the Host with the Most! In addition to having a tidy, "non-kennel" smelling home and an organized list of of questions to better know your pup, he is a sincerely Kind and Thoughtful human! We so appreciated his daily updates with captioned photos and narrated videos. Beau and I love his sweetie pups Lucy and Linus too. I endorse him without reservation! Thanks Bruce!!
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Bruce provided a warm, caring environment for my dogs. His 2 dogs got along well with my two. I will use him again.
Lizzie loved her stay with "Uncle Bruce"! She is a senior girl with some special mobility needs, and I was so happy to know she was safe and lovingly cared for in a home setting. Bruce is very professional, thorough, & dog knowledgable. His home is very dog friendly-I called it "the doggy spa retreat"! I loved getting my nightly photo updates & comments about my sweet Lizzie girl. When I picked her up, he gave me a synopsis of her behaviors and adventures. I cannot recommend and praise both Bruce and the DogVacay organization enough
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Bruce was great he took care of Marshall and sent pics I felt good that I did not have to worry about him.
Bruce was very accommodating, and reliable. Our dog Marley, seemed to sad when she left his house...she's was spoiled and had a great time with Bruce and the dogs! :) Thank you, we look forward to having Marley stay with Bruce again!
Bruce was phenomenal! What a great place to stay for Kimbo where she felt at home and loved the entire time. I would wholeheartedly recommend Bruce to anyone looking for a sitter for their pooch. Thank you Bruce for your compassion and care for not only Kimbo, but our family during a very difficult period.
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Our dog had a great stay with Bruce. Their home is warm and welcoming. Bruce paid close attention to his needs. We had to extend the stay by a day because of our late flight, and it was no problem. My wife enjoyed the near daily photo updates. It was nice to have our dog stay in a home instead of a kennel for the holidays. We will definitely use Bruce in the future.
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Salvatore had an awesome stay with Bruce! We loved getting the frequent photo updates! Thanks! We will definitely have Sal stay with Bruce again!
Excellent service.
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