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Charlie B.

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114 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Vaccinated

Charlie's Resident Pets

Lucy
Rat Terrier
Female
3 yr 11 mo old

Charlie's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Charlie

15 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I've been a dog owner my whole life, and I've been affiliated with DogVacay for about two years now. I work at home and my office is in the sunroom, which is also where the dogs hang out, so I am with them most of the time. Dogs have nearly unlimited potty breaks. In fact, when the weather is nice, I keep the door from the sunroom to the backyard open so they can come and go as they please. If I leave the home to run an errand, however, dogs are kept inside. I have 2 teenagers who are with me half-time, and while they both like dogs, I am solely responsible for the care of your dog. Every dog gets one long walk each day in the woods along Pimmit Run (mud permitting) near my home and I have a large fenced in yard so exercise will not be a problem. There are no hidden fees or extras in my rate, unlike some commercial services. I'm a serious night owl so late pickups are not a problem, though I don't do early mornings very well :) Please check out my many positive reviews and have confidence your dog will be well taken care of in my home.

And now a few business matters: I've been doing this for a while now and I know a whole lot more than I did when I started two years ago, so I thought I would put in some straight talk about a few issues that keep coming up so hopefully we can all come to an early understanding.

1. Doorbells are my mortal enemy :-) Whenever you come to the house, whether it's for a meet and greet, pick up, or drop off, please text me and I will come out and meet you. If you've ever heard a barking frenzy, you'll know what I'm talking about.

2. I only take well-behaved dogs that get along well with others. We've got a really nice setup here, it's a popular spot, and we all get along very nicely because we don't accept troublemakers. Between you and me, when you have good dogs, it's a pretty easy gig, and when you have problem dogs, it's totally not worth it. So if you're pretty sure your dog is going to be a pain, please look for another option.

3. Each "night" that you book is for a 24 hour period. If you drop off at 10am, your one night stay is over at 10am the next day. If you go over by an hour or so, it's on me, but if you want to pick up at 6pm, there will be a day boarding fee. Seems fair to me.

4. There's only one employee at this company (me). I work at home, but I have two teenagers to drive around and I do occasionally like to pursue a life outside of dog sitting. "Ballpark" pick up and drop off times don't work. I'll do my best to work my schedule around yours, if you will do your best to be as specific as possible about when you're coming to my home, and stick to that time. I know things happen when you're traveling and with traffic.......I get it, and I'm flexible, but please do your best and communicate when you're going to be delayed. I've had to change many a dinner reservation over the years :-(

That's it! If you've got a good pup, this is a great spot, and I'd be happy to welcome him/her into my home.


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Can administer oral medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Charlie B.

Online Now!
114 Reviews
37 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 5 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

Credentials

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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 Charlie's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Charlie's Home
$35 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$40 /hour
  • Willing to travel 2 miles
114 Reviews
Casady had another wonderful vacation with Charlie B. This time she stayed for more than a week, the longest we’ve been apart in several years. Charlie’s daily photos and videos let me see my baby, and how much fun she was having. Casady had long daily walks with Charlie and a couple of the other dogs. Several times she was paired up with larger dogs, so she had to hustle to keep up with them. This has increased her endurance, so we can take longer walks than before. I know she had a wonderful time playing with the other boarders and day campers. She was asleep before we got home!
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We loved seeing the pics and videos of our pup enjoying himself during his stay with Charlie. When we picked our pup up he was so tired from all the play he napped all day!
We loved having our puppy stay with Charlie! It was our first time leaving her with anyone, and we could not ask for a better experience. Charlie sends photos and videos of the dogs, which was very reassuring to us. Our puppy looked relaxed and comfortable in all the videos. Charlie was very communicative, which these nervous puppy parents appreciated!

I love that she got to interact with other dogs, go swimming in a creek, and had an awesome backyard to run around in. We would take her back to Charlie in a heartbeat!
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Chester had a great time. I appreciate the text photos/videos of his walks along the stream. Thanks,
Pup was happy and the humans really enjoyed the videos and pic updates!
Charlie was awesome - he responded quickly when we needed last minute help with boarding our dog Lucky. He send us pictures throughout his stay so that we could see how he was doing. Charlie took the dogs on trail walks each day, and we were pleased Lucky was getting out and exercised.

Charlie was also flexible on pickup when we were delayed on our return. All in all a great stay and much appreciated.
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Charlie was awesome. This was our first experience with DogVacay and we were a bit nervous but everything worked out great. Charlie is really good with dogs and has a great place. They can play in his back yard plus there is a park nearby where they can go on nice long walks. We would highly recommend boarding your dog with Charlie. They will have a great time.
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Casady had a wonderful time staying with Charlie B. while I was out of town for a week. She remembered being there for our Meet-n-Greet, and was excited as soon as Charlie opened the front door. She practically ran up the sidewalk to see the other dogs she had met, with just a brief glance to say good-bye to me.

I loved getting daily photos and videos. I could see that Casady was having a great time playing with Lucy and the other dogs, and going on daily walks down to the creek. Walking is her favorite activity, and that’s a major reason I chose Charlie, in addition to the excellent reviews everyone posted. He has Meet-n-Greets with all potential boarders, to make sure they interact well with the other dogs, so I didn’t have to worry about her safety.

Casady clearly enjoyed her week at “Camp Charlie.” When I came to pick her up, she was happy to see me, but wasn’t in a hurry to leave. This was the first time she stayed with Charlie, and I already have another reservation for her to stay there Thanksgiving week.

***** FIVE STARS for Charlie B. *****
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Charlie was great in terms of responsiveness, interaction with me in terms of questions I had about his business, and really great in terms of keeping us informed about how our pooch was doing while we were gone. The fact that Charlie took our dog for a walk in the woods was a huge bonus to us. We would recommend him to anyone else!
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Very happy with everything from start to finish with Charlie. He sends photos and videos of your dog each day. He takes the dogs for walks without an additional charge. The dogs have the freedom to go outside in the fenced yard. Will use again.
To say that my expectations were exceeded would be a terrible understatement. Charlie was an OUTSTANDING host who is everything I wanted (and more) in a sitter taking care of my 100lbs Bernese Mountain Dog for 10 days.

Right off the bat, Charlie is professional, responsive, prompt, and thorough. He knows what he's doing and has his sitting service down to a science. His daily updates, pictures, and videos were absolutely perfect. I was out of the country and he still, without fail, gave me daily updates - and they always made me laugh/giggle/smile. It was great to see Coco enjoying her time with him and the pack, whether it was outside, on walks, or laying about. He is reliable and knows how to handle dogs (even hordes of them). I appreciate how he understands the personalities of his dog-guests and adjusts how he manages each one so as to optimize his ship shape set-up.

I abolsutley recommend Charlie as a sitter. I further appreciate his "ground rules" for the dogs that he houses, which is comforting for me knowing that my baby is around a good group of well-behaved/socialized dogs.

This was my first time using dogvaycay after being told about this by some friends. I will without a doubt recommend this service and especially recommend Charlie B as the go-to guy for a dog to have a great vacation.

- Kim
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We had a great first time experience with Charlie. He seemed very laid back and easy going with the dogs and my dog came back happy and tired from playing with all of her new friends. Nothing more I could ask for than that. We would use Charlie again for sure.
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Perfect care of our two dogs. Great to get photos and short videos during their stay.
My dog Rufus boarded for the day with Charlie while my apartment was getting sprayed for bugs. Rufus is a rescue and has separation anxiety, but Charlie's calm, assertive manner helped him settle down quickly. Throughout the day, Charlie sent photos and even a video of Rufus at the creek to reassure me that my furry little anxiety monster was having a good day. It turned out that I couldn't get back in the apartment until after 9 pm, so Charlie ended up taking care of Rufus for over 12 hours (which might be a record for day boarding). Charlie is truly a natural with dogs, and his flexibility was a lifesaver for Rufus and me.
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Just picked up our 14 yr old Sam from his 3rd visit with Charlie. Love that he's a member of the pack during his stay; the great walks thru the park and Charlie's daily updates with pictures. Thanks again Charlie, and we'll be back!
Hana had a great time as always at Charlie's place- she always comes back happy and tired from going on walks and playing with the other pups! Highly recommend!
Charlie was great. Kept me up to date with what my dog was up to over the couple of days he had her. We came home early and he made himself available so we could pick her up earlier. Thanks for looking after her Charlie.
Charlie was great! His updates and videos made us feel relaxed knowing our guys were being well cared for. We will be back in the future.
Lenny had a great time spending two days with Charlie and his other pet friends. I love the fact that Lenny got to meet a variety of dogs in a safe environment. The frequent updates were awesome. We will certainly vacation again with Charlie!
Our two dogs stayed with Charlie about two weeks and had a great time! Really like the pics and clips Charlie sends every day. One of them is actually better behaved now than when we dropped her off with Charlie! We've already booked more time at Charlie's place.
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My doodle and I love Charlie. Swagger always returns from his vacays tired and happy. For nearly two years, Charlie has consistently been very responsive and always provides regular updates and special attention when needed. The fact that Charlie works from home, has a fenced yard and a dog friendly house, is a huge bonus.
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I believe one of the other reviewers used the word "camp" to describe Charlie's place and I can see why. I did feel like a mum leaving her babies at a new summer camp.

When we arrived there were around 6 large friends dogs there along with Charlie's rat terrier, Lucy and they all welcomed my two doggies very warmly.

Even the more reserved of my pups settled in nicely. My senior dog who has some joint issues also managed to take part in all the wonderful activities at Charlie's place - including walks near a creek. I received lots of videos and photos of them out and about.

Charlie, thanks so much for taking care of my babies - and thank Lucy too!
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Charlie was wonderful. He provided contact information for easy coordination upon booking and sent daily updates and photos of our pup, so we knew he was happy and having fun. Thank you Charlie!!
Charlie took very good care of my dog Wilbur for a week shortly after a major surgery. He sent me lots of pics and videos of Wilbur's vacay, which gave me peace of mind. It was clear when I picked Wilbur up that he had an awesome stay at Camp Charlie.
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Charlie B. was great! He helped us out in a tough situation - agreeing to take us on as new clients at midnight, 9 hours before we needed his help. He communicated with us throughout the day, sending photos and videos of our dog thoroughly enjoying herself. We would recommend Charlie B. to anyone in need of doggie daycare services.
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We've booked with Charlie several times and are always happy with Edwin's stay. This particular times, our family dog sitter dropped out on us last minute Charlie was willing to sit Edwin for 11 days with only 2 days notice. This was a huge relief because at that point, we didn't have a backup plan. As always, we received lots of photos and videos of a happy Ed over the 11 days and Edwin came back a happy pup (though somewhat sad to leave all of his new friends at Charlie's.) We definitely recommend Charlie to other dog owners!
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Charlie is a great and very accommodating. He was flexible and kept in touch with photos and videos of our dogs every day. We can't recommend him enough!
Our dog had a great week long vacay at Charlie's! She was well cared for and took walks to the creek every day. I received lots of videos and photo updates the whole week. Charlie and I were in constant contact through text so I knew what was going on daily. I highly recommend Charlie to anyone looking for a super dog-friendly place for their pet while away!
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Charlie took excellent care of Dusty, a Pomeranian, who loved the the large back yard and hanging with the other dogs. I was a little nervous now that Dusty is getting older, but I needn't have been. This was the most relaxed I've ever seen Dusty after staying with a pet sitter. Highly recommend.
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Charlie was a great caretaker for our Scooby Doo. Scooby loved the long walks with Charlie & chilled out by resting near him when Charlie was working. Great environment for the dogs to explore, relax, & play either alone or with other dogs. We will definitely use Charlie's services again!
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Charlie had about 10 dogs when we arrived with ours, and they all seemed super friendly and welcoming to the newcomer! Although there are potentially a lot of other dogs during transitional times, Charlie has a great space for the dogs to run around. He even took our girl swimming in a nearby creek. We got great updates from Charlie and were never worried about our pup and whether she was having fun!
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Charlie was great!!! He's the alpha of the pack and Macie was comfortable within minutes. I was initially skeptical of leaving her with anyone who sat multiple dogs at the same time. Charlie kept reassuring me that he only sits friendly dogs. When I got there, I think he had about 6 dogs and some of them where huge! But he was right. They were all very friendly, socialized, and responded to his commands. I felt even better that Charlie's own dog was the tiniest rat terrier I had ever seen and I knew that if he felt safe with his own dog surrounded in this pack, mine would be safe too. And she was. I was able to relax, go to my party and enjoy the night. Next time I'm in town I'm definitely going to use Charlie to watch over my dog.
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Charlie was a lifesaver as we needed someone to care for our dog on short notice. He was very responsive in making our reservation which was one less thing to worry about. As for our pug, he had a great time at Camp Charlie. With a big yard, plenty of walks, and other dogs around he came home happy and tired.
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Charlie was great. He is everything one could want in a caring, calm, easy-going Alfa of the pack. I highly recommend him.
Thank you Charlie! This was our second time leaving Zeta with Charlie. This time it was for 11 days. Once again we received photographs and videos of Zeta and her friends everyday, in which she was being walked, playing in the stream, playing with her doggy friends and napping. Charlie was also wonderful in administering Zeta her medication twice daily for 10 days. Charlie loves dogs and we will continue to use his help in taking care of Zeta when we travel.
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Charlie was wonderful with Toby. Toby had a hard time adjusting to us being away and was really stressed out. There were lots of dogs to play with and good walks in the woods to a stream, but it was maybe a bit much for Toby. He wouldn't eat and kept hiding. Charlie was great -- he kept us informed with regular updates and videos. And he (and his son!) gave Toby extra special attention to get him to relax and settle in. It wasn't the easiest time, but Charlie made it work and really went above and beyond to make sure that Toby was doing well. Thanks!
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Charlie is a great dog sitter whom we have used several times already! He keeps us updated with text messages and pictures and Sunny is always well cared for and enjoys coming back time and time again!
Charlie is great! We were very happy to leave our boxer mix, Clover, with Charlie while we went on vacation for a week. He took excellent care of her and sent me lots of pictures and videos of her playing and on walks. He took her for great walks every day where she got to splash around in streams and burn off energy. Also, he was very flexible and accommodating for drop-off and pick-up. She came back to us happy and exhausted - perfect! We will definitely book with Charlie again!
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This was Kelsey's and Hurley's first stay with Charlie and it was a positive experience. They enjoyed romping with the other guests and especially liked the daily walks to the creek. We appreciated the daily photo updates. Thank you!
Charlie loves dogs! He sent the most wonderful videos and photographs of our puppy Zeta! In all the pictures and videos she looked happy and safe. There were pictures of her being walked in a beautiful park with a stream, playing with her new friends, hanging out in the yard and resting in his sunroom. Thank you Charlie!
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In the past year, our dogs have become frequent guests of Charlies'. Whenever we learn that we have to go out of town, we hurry to see if Charlie has any availability (he is very popular!) and are relieved when we find that he does.

Charlie is an experienced host who knows just how to make visiting dogs feel comfortable and have a good time. Our two dogs are very sensitive and somewhat shy and generally do not like to be away from home. But when we drive to Charlie's, they get happily excited as we turn onto his block. They pull on their leashes to go up to his door.

Having made numerous reservations with Charlie, we really appreciate his responsiveness, clear communications, and flexibility. We look forward to getting the photos and texts he sends when we're traveling. Simply a great experience - for dogs and humans - each time.
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Charlie has a great setup for the pups and did a great job keeping us informed about daily activities. He appears calm and patient and is very clearly competent in caring for his canine guests.
As our long-planned overseas travel neared, we had serious trepidation over leaving our 8-month old puppy. That's when a neighbor told us about DogVacay & "Camp Charlie" in particular.

Aldo had a wonderful time . . . our fears (and guilt) eased with each morning's video or photo of Aldo playing with Charlie's dog Lucy, laying in his back yard, or walking down to Pimmet Run Creek.

Because Charlie's office is in his home, Aldo got the care and and attention he craves, and Charlie's sun room/deck/back yard set up and frequent walks ensured lots of fresh air and play time. Without a doubt, Aldo will be returning to "Camp Charlie."
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Can a dog be an introvert? If so, I think our Arthur is one — not much of a player, just content to hang out and sniff around. Charlie provided a wonderful experience for Arthur, who made (possibly his first ever) friends with the other dogs staying there, and got to do his alone time as well, with a big yard to sniff and lots of bushes to chill out under. Charlie took him for long walks every day, and sent updates of photos and videos so this nervous dog mom wouldn't worry. All in all, a fabulous time for Arthur and for us. We highly recommend Charlie!
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Charlie took great care of our 2 pups while we were away. We got frequent updates and pictures so we could know and see what the boys were doing. In addition to playing in his nice back yard, they got to go for walks along a great trail (which I know they love). One of our boys needs daily pills and Charlie was great at dosing him. The other needs humans (he's a golden) and Charlie was fine with a constant companion (and i do mean constant!). I highly recommend Charlie for taking care of your dogs. We hope to use him again when we go away without our boys.
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Mojo stayed with Charlie for the first time last weekend. Mojo hates change but soon adapted, as we could tell from the multiple daily photos, texts, and video Charlie sent. We appreciated that very much! We're sure that Mojo, an enthusiastic sunbather, really liked being able to go in and out on nice days. Charlie is an awesome dogsitter, and we highly recommend him! We hope Mojo can stay with him again soon.
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Penny Lane stayed with Charlie last weekend for the first time. He could tell that I was nervous leaving her. About 10 minutes after I left, Charlie sent a quick video of Penny exploring in the yard- obviously fine. Throughout the weekend, he sent texts and photos further easing my mind. Penny can be a little needy, but he was patient with her (and me!)

Penny will definitely be back!
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Shelby loved staying with Charles. Lot's of fun playing with the other dogs in Charles' backyard, but also exploring the forest on long walks. Charles kept us updated every day with photos, videos and text.

We will definitely use Charles as a dogsitter again.
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Bandit had the best time with Charlie & I looked forward to the pictures and videos I would receive everyday of the day's fun activities which were usually long walks in the woods or romping in a creek nearby, his 2 favorite past times! Charlie is the best & I couldn't imagine leaving bandit in anyone else's care while I'm gone. Highly recommend Charlie!!
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Hana has stayed with Charlie a few times and every experience has been great. He keeps us updated with pictures and videos of Hana so we know she's having fun (and she always is!). She loves playing with the other dog(s) that are also there. She comes home tired but happy every time!
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Charlie is always great with Mass and we look forward to coming back again soon!
Our dog, Petey had a lot of fun with Charlie and his dog friends. We really like that the dogs can come inside and out on nice days and that Charlie is home most of the day. Petey is looking forward to her stays with Charlie this summer!
I left my 5 month old lab/collie puppy (Buzz) with Charlie for the first time last week- I cannot say enough good things about Charlie! He was extremely responsive and provided tons of great updates while I was gone. In fact, Buzz had such a great time at Charlie's place that he pouted for an entire day after I picked him up. Will definitely be booking with Charlie again in the future!!
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Charlie was great, took out our pup often and sent us pix or videos keeping us up to date with what he was doing (including great walks at the park). Highly recommend him!
Sam found himself a couch and thoroughly enjoyed his weekend. As first time users, Charlie was great in keeping us informed with photos of Sam's stay.
Our dog Loki recently stayed with Charles for 8 nights. I was really nervous about leaving him with a "stranger" despite reading all the great reviews he already had on Dog Vacay. Well I'm so glad I did! Charles made the whole process easy and seamless. He was very responsive via phone/text from our meet and greet and during the whole time we were on vacation. We got pictures/ videos from him every day to let us know Loki was doing well. It really put our mind at ease to see our little guy having a great time with the other dogs or just taking a walk in the woods. Knowing that he was well taken care of and having fun helped us relax and enjoy our vacation even more. If you are looking for a responsible and caring individual to take care of your fur child then Charles is your sitter! I highly recommend him and will definitely be using him again for future trips.
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Look no further than Charlie for your beloved pet. He will provide the absolute best, most loving and conscientious care for your dog as if they are his own. We know this because Charlie had the misfortune of being with our dog when she fell terribly ill - from previously undetected cancer - while we were away on vacation. As soon as something seemed "off" about her, he acted immediately to send pictures and videos to document her condition and to reach us. Unfortunately, we were on a plane and were not able to be responsive. Charlie made the call to take her to an ER vet which was the best option available, even though I'm sure it was inconvenient to everything else he had going on. Even after our dog's care was in the hands of the vet hospital, Charlie stayed in close contact with us and with the kind folks at Pet Vacay as we worked through our dog's crisis. At the end of the day, it was her time and we had to say goodbye from afar. Even at that point, Charlie was so supportive of us in our loss.

Go with Charlie and rest assured that your dog is receiving the absolute best care.
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Charlie is a real 'dog person', and I could tell by the pictures and little videos that he sent how happy our 2 dogs were! He was very flexible with drop off and pick up times, and took our pups for long walks daily.

We will definitely be repeat customers, thanks, Charlie!
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Charlie was an absolutely wonderful host! I am always a little nervous when I leave my pup for a few days but Charlie completely put my mind at ease. The communication was above and beyond- sending pictures and letting me know how she was doing every day and my dog Boo was completely exhausted after her weekend of fun! Thanks again Charlie!
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Charlie was great. He sent lots of photos and videos of Inca and let us know how he was doing. Inca had a rough first night- hasn't had much time away from myself and my husband- and had some accidents in the house, but charlie understood and took it in stride. Next few nights he did much better as he adjusted. He has that great big backyard for the dogs to run around in and Inca loved it!
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We have been lucky to have been able to book several stays for our two dogs with Charlie over the past year, ranging from two days to more than a week. Our dogs tend to be shy and worried about being away from home, but we can tell from the great photos that Charlie sends and their demeanors at drop off/pick ups that they are having a great time when they are with him.

His home is perfect for hosting - he has a big family room gated off for his sweet little dog and visiting pups, which opens up through sliding doors to his big fenced-in back yard. The quiet neighborhood is great for walks - our dogs love visiting the woodsy stream nearby.

Charlie works from home and is super responsive and flexible. It is clear he enjoys hosting, and our dogs have come home happy, relaxed and tired out from fun.
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Charlie hosted our 3 year old border collie, Enzo, for 6 nights while we were away. Charlie made sure that Enzo got lots of exercise. In addition to a long walk every day, Enzo was free to play in Charlie's ample fenced back yard, by himself or with Charlie's dogs They hit it off! Charlie sent us photos and videos daily so we had no worries about our dog. I highly recommend boarding your dog with Charlle, as we hope to do the next time we are away.
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Hello Fellow Paw Lovers,

First time Dog Vacay user here, liked how easy it was to find a sitter. Hello Charlie B, McLean's very own "Dog Whisperer."

We have a rescued 90lb. Lab/Houndy boy, named Cooper, who at 2yrs. of age, is still a ball of energy, a bit clingy and although he's stolen our hearts, we know he can be a handful.

Charlie assured us that he's dealt with all sorts of dog personalities and that Cooper would settle into the rhythm of his home and schedule.

He's got a great set up, fenced in backyard, bright, airy sunroom that on nice weather days, the dogs can go in/out the door to a sunny patio. Charlie also takes the dogs for nice a walk each day. As others have commented, Charlie was kind enough to shoot us pic's/vid's of Cooper's activity throughout his stay.

Then there's Lucy, the 3yr. old family pup, who is just adorable and I would guess, helps Charlie keep the other dog guests comfortable and inline. Charlie's two children are sweet as well, generous about sharing their Dad time with other people's pets!

It's all good stuff @ the Charlie B Inn, Coop loved it, so much, that he's booked for a return visit later this month, for another week. Woof!!

Thank you DogVacay, Inc for introducing us to Charlie B. He truly is Pawtabulous!!
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My little 4 legged children really enjoyed their stay with you. Thanks so much!
My dog had a great time staying at Charlie's. After the meet and greet, I was confident that Charlie would take great care of her and that she was going to have a blast with the other dogs staying at his house. When I picked her up, it seemed that she didn't want to leave! Charlie sent updates on how she was doing, pictures, and videos constantly throughout her stay. She'll be back for sure!
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Charlie took great care of Zoey. It was nice getting the daily photos and videos.
We had a great experience with Charlie over the 2015 Holidays. Zephyr stayed with Charlie for 10 days while we were in Europe. She had a great time playing with the other dogs, enjoyed daily walks by the creek (and some water play as well as the temperatures were mild!). Charlie kept us up to date with daily pics and videos. Charlie is very flexible, easy to communicate with, and -above all- he keeps the dogs happy! Thanks Charlie!
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Charlie was great! Sophie loved her stay. He kept in contact with me daily, sending pictures and updates of Sophie. I highly recommend him and hope he is available next time. Thank you for taking such good care of my baby girl!
Charlie was awesome! He kept us updated with pictures almost daily of their walks by the river which Sunny loves!
I was thrilled to find Charlie. We decided at the last minute to fly to the Florida Keys, so researched and called local kennels. Most were booked for Xmas, and those remaining had a base price, plus a whole list of extras (including walks) at a price. My main concern was that Dougie would be caged at certain times. When I saw Charlie had a nice fenced yard, as we do, I knew he would feel at home. In addition, Charlie took Dougie on a walk by the river every day. He sent updates and photos daily which put me and our teens at ease. Dougie is a lab rescue and has never left us since we adopted him 3 years ago. Dougie was reluctant to eat the first night, and Charlie immediately texted me to ask if this was normal. I explained that Dougie will not eat until you tell him it's ok - we believe he was abused in his past life - Charlie encouraged Dougie to eat and he did so. We also found Charlie to be very flexible. We ended up having to drop Dougie off a day early and collect him at night, none of which was a problem. I would absolutely never put Dougie in a kennel knowing Charlie is there to take care of him!
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Charlie is great with our dog and great to work with. He also sends awesome videos of our dog Abby so we don't miss her so much while we are on vacation.
Charlie was great - this was our first time using dogvacay. He was flexible and efficient, we had a good meet and greet and our dog had a great time this weekend! Will definitely try to use Charlie again.
Good host, very responsive and flexible on pick-up and drop-off times.
Love that Charlie works from home and is with the pack all day long. He sends regular updates and photos so we know all is well.
Daily walks, sunbeams to lie in on the porch, easy access to the terrific back yard. No hesitation in recommending Charlie for your dog vacay needs.
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Charlie was a fantastic sitter! He was able to take in both of our dogs on a short notice. There was plenty of yard space for the dogs to run around, and he sent me videos and pictures each day. They looked like they had a lot of fun because they're so tired when we picked them up. I highly recommend Charlie and will most likely use him for next time!
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I recently left my dog Jackson with Charlie for three nights and as soon as I met Charlie I knew that I had nothing to worry about. You can tell that he genuinely loves dogs. He also has a lovely home with a perfect setting to be a great host. Jackson had such a blast! Charlie went above and beyond to take care of my high energy golden retriever and took him on lots of walks. He was very communicative and sent me updates with photos which alleviated my concerns about leaving him behind. I cannot recommend Charlie enough and will definately be using him again in the future.
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Repeat customer. Another excellent experience :)
Charlie came through as a last-minute host for our dog. Cooper has some special needs and all of them were met. Charlie kept us updated with texts and photos of Cooper's vacay - it looks like the Coopster was having a great time. We highly recommend Charlie as a host for your dog.
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Charlie was the perfect parent for our puppy ;) This was our first experience with DogVacay and our first experience having someone else look after our pup. From the initial meet and greet to the final pick up Charlie was nothing but professional. What my family most enjoyed though, were the photographs and videos he sent of her playing with the other dogs and her walks in the wood/creek. We are so thrilled to have found Charlie and have no trepidation and are excited about her next stay in December.
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This was Hana's second time staying with Charlie- she seemed to have a great time and always comes back to us exhausted from playing with the other dogs! Charlie kept us updated with photos on a daily basis so that we wouldn't worry about our pup!
Our two Goldens loved Charlie's resort - and so do we. Our scheduled dog-sitter fell through at the last minute and Dog Vacay and Charlie B stepped in to save our weekend away. I was skeptical about Dog Vacay, but no more. Immediately on seeing the cancellation of my reservation, they contacted me to apologize and, better yet, provided a short list of hosts who were available and accepted our age and size of dogs. We set up a Meet & Greet with Charlie and felt immediately at ease. He was going to have a full house with our two energetic 2 1/2 y.o.s but was willing to take it on. He wisely requested that I text on arrival so that we could introduce the dogs in a more controlled - and less noisy - manner. It worked well and I made the reservation. No regrets. Charlie sent photos each day we were away and gave helpful comments. He took them for a walk along a great trail and stream, from the photos, and our dogs were happy and well-exercised when we picked them up. Charlie is very calm and willing to work with you. We will use him again, if he's available.
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Great experience. Charlie B was great with our golden doodle. He sent pictures of our happy dog on a regular basis. We will definitely use him in the future. A+++
Charlie helped us with a last minute need for our dog and we are so happy with how well it worked out. Our dog loved the walks to the creek and we loved seeing happy pictures each day.
Charlie was a fantastic host for my puppy's first weekend away from me. He provided consistent and honest updates (complete with pictures!) which were much appreciated and worked with me to accommodate changes to my itinerary. It is evident that he loves dogs and does what he can to make their 'vacay' enjoyable for them. Thanks again!
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Charlie was great! Our dog Cesar had such a great time staying with him. We received photo texts throughout his stay updating us on what Cesar was doing and how he was adjusting to the other dogs. Charlie has a great fenced in backyard, making it every dogs paradise. Charlie also takes each dog for one long walk everyday, which Cesar thoroughly enjoyed. We'll definitely be in contact with Charlie for future Doggie Vacay's!
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Charlie did an awesome job taking care of my dog, Cay Sea. He provided videos and pictures throughout the stay that informed me of the various activities that she engaged in with a variety of other boarders, It was apparent that she was well taken care of along with the other boarders. She had a walk every day. Charlie is a great host for all size dogs!!
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Charlie sent lots of photos and video of our pup. Their daily walks were to a nearby creek that looked to keep the interest of our boy, who enjoys a new adventure daily. Charlie was a lifesaver when my flight was cancelled and Brulot had to spend an extra day.
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Charlie was a great host for our dog. He sent us frequent updates about how she was doing and let us know she was well taken care of! She had a great time and came home exhausted from playing with the other dogs he was hosting!
Charlie was great! Our boxer mix, Clover, had a wonderful time with Charlie. She has a ton of energy, but Charlie took her on long trail walks every day and let her play in a stream to cool off. He was also great about sending me multiple pictures and updates each day to let me know how Clover was doing. She enjoyed his yard, and came home happy and exhausted. We will definitely book with Charlie again!
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Charlie was an awesome host again! He kept our dog for 10 days and kept us updated with daily photos of her activities, which included nature walks (fun!) and an unfortunate incident with a pillow (sorry, Charlie!). We highly recommend Charlie!
Charlie took great care of our two dogs, Wally and Dixie, while we were away and moving for over a week. We received regular updates and funny videos showing the dogs. He was concerned about them during some big storms but took good care that they felt loved and got lots of attention and outdoor time. We'll be back in a few weeks!
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Charlie was awesome. I received pics of my dog each day, and he even got him into the water. We scheduled a meet prior to drop off, and I found the whole process to be both reliable and comforting. I will definitely recommend Charlie to my dog owner friends.
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Charlie was excellent! I got a plethora of pictures and videos showing that Sadie was well taken care of. Sadie will definitely be taking another dogvacay with Charlie this summer!
Charlie was fantastic! This was the second time we used Charlie for our Dogvacay needs, and we couldn't have asked for a better host. We got daily updates with pictures, and he was very flexible when our flight home was cancelled. We're planning to use him again soon!
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Charlie was fabulous with our dog! They played constantly and he sent us updates every day. We knew Pepper was having a great time and when we dropped off/picked her up it was easy to tell that she was so relaxed and comfortable at his house. Charlie's home is near a park and creek - heaven for a lab. We had no doubt that Pepper was happy and well cared for during the time she was with Charlie.
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I am very happy with our 7 months old french bulldog staying over at Charlie's place for a week. I highly recommend Charlie and I am going to list all the positive experiences here:

1. First and foremost, our puppy had some allergy reactions prior to his boarding at Charlie's home, and we were very worried about our puppy. However, it turned out Charlie took absolutely good care of our puppy. Our puppy returned home in 100% good shape.

2. Charlie sent us many pictures throughout the day and updated us frequently on our puppy's well-being.

3. Charlie's home has a very nice backyard that gets a lot of sunlight. Our puppy is not crate trained so its nice that he can roam free in Charlie's home and backyard.

4. Charlie's location is also very convenient for us as we live in McLean also. I strongly recommend you to visit Charlie's home, you will love it.
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Charlie was amazing! My dog Kodi is 150 lb. Bull mastiff that some might have trouble with. Not Charlie. He took great care of my big boy and sent him home happy! He sent pictures everyday along with updates on how Kodi was doing.
Our usual host was unavailable and this was our first time having Tucker stay with Charlie so I was a little nervous. We met with Charlie the weekend before for a meet and greet, which went great. Charlie has a great space for the dogs with lots of room to run around and play. Throughout Tucker's stay Charlie sent us texts and pictures which was really nice to know Tucker was enjoying his time there. Will definitely have Tucker stay with Charlie again!
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Charlie is fabulous! He took excellent care of our Golden Retriever, Abby, for a week. She got lots of play time, exercise and attention. And he kept us informed with daily photos, videos and texts, so we were amused by her antics and reassured that she was doing ok without us. She was happy to see us when we returned, but not clingy or desperate. It was clear she had a great time with Charlie. Charlie loves dogs, is super nice and very flexible about drop off and pick ups. We will definitely take Abby back to Charlie again.
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Charlie B took fantastic care of Edwin while we were away. We received daily pictures and videos of Edwin playing and having a good time. He even noticed some of Edwin's bizarre habits and texted us about them just to make sure Edwin wasn't doing anything abnormal.
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Charlie was great with my dog, Swagger. His daily communications and pictures provided peace of mind... and I know my dog was happy and safe. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Charlie to anyone needing a place for their dog to stay.
Charlie was great! Our dog Pepper loved the big backyard and daily walks, and we enjoyed the pictures and updates that Charlie sent to us. Definitely recommended!
Samson had a great time and was well taken care of with Charlie. Charlie sent me frequent updates and pics of Samson. He was flexible with pickup and drop off. I would definitely use him again.
Copper had a great (almost 2 weeks!) experience with Charlie. We received regular communication about how Copper was doing, including pictures. And Charlie was very patient and understanding with Copper walking him. :) He has a great fenced in yard and nearby walking trails which Copper loves. We would definitely use Charlie again in the future.
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Charlie is a great guy who clearly loves dogs. He had my dog when the weather was bad and still took her on walks and took great care to let her run and play.
Having Charlie take our dog worked out great. He was so easy to deal with and we knew our old dog was in good hands. We plan on using him again soon!
Charlie was great! He took my two senior-but-still-active dogs for an overnight and made them feel right at home. They seemed to like the fenced in yard - a treat for them since we don't have one at our house. I'm looking forward to asking Charlie to watch them again sometime.
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Charlie was great! Very responsive, answered every query; sent pictures and texts regularly, expressed concern when Sam wasn't eating very well...everything you want in a good host.
Returned to find a happy and healthy dog.
Not sure you can ask more than that!
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My dod had a positive experience. He seemed very happy with Lucy and the other dog guests. Charlie called to let me know that Witchy was eating well, which was very thoughtful. I found that Charlie provided a comfortable home for my dog's overnight stay.
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Charlie was great, sent lots of pictures and videos and let us know Bella was having a great time. She had a lot of fun playing with Lucy and walking in the woods and creek near the house. That and she was exhausted when she got home, so she was having a good time.
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Charlie took such great care of our pups! His yard was perfect for them to run around and play in and he took them on fun walks in the woods and by the stream. He sent me photos and status updates every day so I could see how they were doing. I flew back into the city late and Charlie was flexible on the pick-up time - he even had everything packed up when I got there and loaded up my car for me because he knew I would be tired. The pups seemed quite happy and relaxed during their stay. Thank you for watching the girls, Charlie!!
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I went on a trip back to CA for a week and my dog Jax (60 lb lab mix) had a great stay with Charlie!

Jax had a great time there, and Charilie was kind enough to keep me posted by sending pictures and videos of him at play.

Charlie has a great location with a fenced in back yard so the dogs could walk in and out from the house without issue.

The best part about Jax staying here is that Charlie works at home, so my guy was never alone for too long! Charlie even put up with Jax's pulling on a leash, which even I have a hard time managing.

I'll defeinately bring Jax back to Charlie the next time I leave town.
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It took only a few minutes of our first meeting to know that our dog Cleo would feel completely at home with Charlie and receive the same loving care she receives from us. In fact, she took immediate possession of Charlie’s lovely fenced in backyard, exploring it from one end to another and forgetting my presence. By the time I left she was making friends with Lucy, Charlie’s adorable rat terrier. A short video which Charlie sent us the day after we left, showed them happily playing in the yard, and totally reassured me that Cleo was thoroughly enjoying her vacation with Charlie and Lucy. I recommend Charlie wholeheartly.
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Tucker had a great time with Charlie and Lucy! He got to go on lots of walks in the woods and Charlie sent us lots of pictures. Tucker came home refreshed and happy. We would definitely use Charlie again!
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