Bubba's South Austin Dog Hangout

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Geoff H.

34 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
German Shepherd Dog
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

Geoff's Resident Pets

Bubba
Great Pyrenees
Male
7 yr 11 mo old

Geoff's House

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

About Geoff

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I work from home, so your dogs will have someone with them all day, and our dog Bubba LOVES other dogs! He is friendly, welcoming, submissive, and sharing. Our house is easy to get to in south Austin, with nearby exits at 35/Oltorf and 71/Burleson! We also live less than 15 minutes to the airport, making your drop off and pickup super easy if you are flying out of town.

Both my wife and I have travelled extensively, some with and some without our dogs. We understand where you're at when looking for a place for your fur babies to stay. We've done our best to provide a home that our dog and his new friends can be comfortable in, all the time.

During the day there are many opportunities for adventure. We are just blocks from Mabel Davis Park if they are more active. If they are more of the homebody type, we have a big backyard with a secure privacy fence. Our property backs up to Green Belt, so we are surrounded by trees. When the weather is hot we either head to the river, or stay inside in the A.C. The pups loves our stained concrete floors on the first level in the summer cause they can get really cold!

When it's time for bed, whatever arrangements they like are fine with us. If they prefer their crate in a quiet place, or their bed in our room, it's ALL GOOD! Bubba usually sleeps with us in our king bed for a little bit, but if your dog can squeeze in too then they are more than welcome. :^)

I currently offer doggy daycare (in addition to overnight boarding)! I’d be happy to keep your pup entertained while you’re away for the day.

I would REALLY prefer if we can meet your dog(s) before staying with us, but I understand that sometimes emergencies come up and that may not be possible. Only in certain circumstances and at my discression will I accept a reservation for a dog I have not met.

If you try us once, you'll be back again!

Rates:
Boarding Rates include drop off & pick up within a 24 hour period.
Daycare Rates include drop off between 8-10am & Pick Up between 5-7pm.
If pick up or drop off is outside of these times you will be charged an additional $25.

**WHEN YOU BOOK PLEASE NOTE YOUR PICK UP AND DROP OFF TIMES SO WE CAN ADJUST YOUR STAY AND YOU DON'T HAVE ANY SURPRISES AT CHECK OUT. WE AIM TO KEEP ALL OWNERS AND PETS HAPPY :-)!**
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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety

Geoff H.

34 Reviews
17 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

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

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Geoff's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$60 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Daycare At Geoff's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Baths
$40 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
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34 Reviews
Howie had a fantastic time with Bubba and Geoff (and other friends)! Thanks.
Geoff is very experienced and we felt very safe leaving our dog with him. He gives good feedback to owners and sends pictures while you are away. We would definitely recommend him.
Geoff was really nice with my little chihuahua, Murray, who is always so scared and nervous. He was very well taken care of and pampered. Thank you Geoff!
Our Kodi is a 3-peat visitor to Geoff. This time he ran to the door with tail wagging. Obviously, he loves being there. Geoff is so professional and organized, always waiting with open arms and having everything ready to go when we arrive to collect our pup.
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Geoff was a great dog sitter! Our dogs were very happy! I will definitely use Geoff again.
Geoff and Bubba are great! I recently moved to Austin and was anxious about finding care for my dog Lily. I was completely confident in leaving her with him and Bubba for the weekend. Geoff sent great pictures and Lily seemed very happy! He even brushed out her coat! Geoff was very accommodating with drop off and pick up times. I will definitely be using him again and highly recommend him!
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Geoff and Bubba are great! This was our first stay with Geoff and everything went smoothly. I was most impressed with how connected Geoff is to the dogs he hosts. He really is a "dog guy." I was impressed that he required a meet and greet and scheduled it in a neutral area, then took us to his home. By the time we left Kodi, I was confident he would enjoy his stay. He did!
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So happy we found Geoff. So amazing.
5 stars.
This this was our 4th or 5th visit with Geoff - always the best.
Geoff is the absolute best. Makes our life so easy and Potter loves going there!
Geoff was super flexible to work with and sent us updates. Will be using again
Shasta seemed to enjoy his stay. Geoff sent pictures to put our minds at ease. Very friendly and clearly an animal lover.
Geoff has a great setup with a fenced in yard and then concrete floors inside to cool down. Our pup did two consecutive day trips to test it out and came back happy and exhausted both times. He was eager to go back in both times. Thank you Geoff and we hope to be back soon.
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Geoff was so great! My dog has very bad separation anxiety and he was able to work with her and she was stress free. Geoff would send updates and pictures which we loved! I would recommend him to everyone and use him again.
Wizard hung out for daycare for a couple of days in advance of a business trip for me and he came out a happy up each day
Wizard seems to love spending time with Geoff and Bubba and for this dog mom that means the world. See you again soon!
As a newbie in Austin I was worried when I had to find a place to keep my pup for a quick trip.
Geoff did a great job at putting my worries at ease with a meet and great and sent pictures when my dog was staying with him!
We will definitely be coming back! Thanks Geoff and Bubba!
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Sammy had another great stay with Geoff and Bubba. Thanks for sending me pictures while I was away and taking such good care of my boy.
That was doggie Club Med as far as Kailua was concerned. A lovely back yard to wander in and a deck to sunbathe on. Geoff was very strategic about introducing my dog, who is sometimes reactive. I was very impressed with his knowledge and sensitive care of each dog as an individual. I have the highest praise for Geoff and his petsitting service.
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Geoff is absolutely awesome! I can't say enough good things about the care he gave our dogs. I never worried a bit about them and I truly appreciate how he communicated while we were away. Excellent!
Harley was super happy to be staying with Geoff and Bubba again! They had a great time hanging out, playing in Bubba's fantastic backyard, having a slumber party and just enjoying the weekend! Thank you for having him back! Geoff is very responsive to questions and sends little updates that are so reassuring! Harley will definitely be going back to Vacay at Bubba's house!
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By all indications Geoff and Bubba were great hosts and our dog enjoyed her vacation at their place. We had dropped off Gia for daycare a couple of times before to see if would be a good fit for an extended stay when we were out of town. She always returned happy and exhausted after spending the day at their place. During our out of town Geoff sent us a couple of updates including pictures of Gia. I think she had a great stay. Geoff has made his place very dog friendly and like us he let Gia take many liberties like getting on the couch and bed. Geoff is our top choice for our next trip and we plan to treat Gia to a day at his place every so often.
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Geoff and Bubba were awesome! Harley had a great time and Geoff went the extra mile to make sure our little guy had a comfortable and stress-free vacay! I highly recommend Geoff and will definitely book with them again!
Geoff took excellent care of my 12-year old pup. Since she's a senior lady, she requires a little extra care including giving medication twice daily. She felt really comfortable with Geoff and his dog Bubba - I could tell because she was her normal, happy self when I picked her up after spending a week away. Geoff has a really nice set-up - and made sure that she was comfortable with him and in his house. She had ample room to play in a lovely, big backyard and enjoyed sunbathing on the deck. Geoff is a responsible dog person and really good with animals and keeping with a dog's normal routine as much as possible. I also appreciated the photos he emailed while I was away. We look forward to being repeat clients. It's nice being able to get away on vacation knowing that my dog is in great hands!
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Geoff provided excellent care for my dog Sammy. It was so nice to receive pictures and messages while I was away. He was very flexible about drop off and pick up times. Sammy was a very happy boy when I picked him up and I plan to leave Sammy with Geoff again and again.
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Riggins has a fantastic weekend with Geoff and his amazing dog, Bubba. Riggins was extremely well-cared for and Geoff was very flexible and easy to plan with. We will definitely use Geoff in the near future - he is awesome!!
Geoff was great with our dog Ronin. We got emails everyday with photos and status reports on how our boy was doing. Their dog Bubba is so friendly and both boys become good friends right away. Geoff was very flexible with me when my flight was delayed and we kept in contact so I could still pick up Ronin that night. Very convenient location so close to the airport. We will definitely be using Geoff's services (and Bubba's) over and over again, we had such a positive experience.
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Geoff was great. His dog and my dog got along great. He was always punctual and kept in communication. My dog came home beat, which is the best type of vacay a dog can have!
This was our first time using Dog Vacay, and it could not have been a more pleasant experience. Geoff was extremely flexible, and Charlie (our dog) had a marvelous time at his house. We will be booking again!
Marley had such a great time during her vacation at Geoff's place. She became fast friends with the host dog Bubba, and enjoyed spending time in their wonderful backyard. Geoff was very responsive to inquiries and sent lots of pictures of Marls having a great time.
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I couldn't be happier with the service that Geoff provides. The initial meeting was easy and he definitely put my mind at ease. He has a big fenced in backyard, ample room inside, and he seems to be around the majority of the time. I knew that Django would be in great hands, and he most certainly was. Bubba is probably the chillest dog I've ever met. He immediately got along with Django. Geoff stayed in contact the entire time I was out of town and sent pictures of Django so I could see how much fun he was having. I will definitely be coming back to Geoff every time I need to leave town.
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Geoff and Bubba are great hosts! Had a good meet and greet before making the booking. Stanton and Bubba got along great. Would be hard to believe Bubba not getting along with another dog. Geoff has a nice sized house with a great big backyard for the guys to play. Lives near a massive Park for walking. Geoff is easy going and goodwith the dogs. We'll happily leave Stanton with Geoff again.
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I'm pretty sure Emma was a little depressed when it was time to go home after her vacay at Bubba's house because she cried a little staring at their house as we drove away! She definitely was having a blast, and Geoff made sure to send me pictures of her adventures with her new friends! This was the first time I have used dogvacay, and I feel very lucky to have found the place for her on my first try. Geoff is super cool & nice, which is also why I will be booking at Bubba's South Austin Hangout for all my future trips! Their house is very nice and PERFECT for a dog party! Can't wait for her next vacay already!
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