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Suzanne and Matthew W.
Harwinton, CT 06791
44 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • 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

Suzanne and Matthew's Resident Pets

Liza
Newfoundland
Female
10 years old
Alden
Border Collie
Male
8 yr 4 mo old
Camilla
Great Pyrenees
Female
4 years old
Paco
Male
2 years old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Suzanne and Matthew's House

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About Suzanne and Matthew

Years of dog experience-lovely setting on 10 acres. Lots of individual attention, playtime, treats and love! To be fair and devoted to our "guests", we rarely make the exception of taking more than 3 dogs on any given date. We limit our house guests to three because they are just that...."house guests". They spend much time inside with us and aren't introduced to crating or kenneling....unless they feel more accustomed to, and secure with that setting. We do have two interior, 15 foot by 25 foot heated kennels with beds, rubber mat flooring, dog safe toys, music and a constant supply of water. These areas are most often reserved for our own pups to afford them a change of venue and to provide a place of "quiet time". Given the fact that we limit the number of pups we take in, available accommodations fill up quickly. A few of our reservation requests extend several months from now. We suggest that guests plan on reserving space with us early whenever possible.
Any visiting dog should be up to date on vaccinations for your pup's protection and for the well being of other dogs for which we're responsible. Aggressiveness and compatibility are assessed through our "meet & greet" process. The meet & greet typically concludes in less than one half an hour. We prefer to introduce our own dogs, on a leash, one at a time in our neutral, controlled outdoor setting. A skilled eye on behavior patterns can quickly determine compatibility issues before there's ever a problem. We have four dogs that we'd introduce to yours. They're all even-tempered and somewhat playful. Sometimes, a guest dog just isn't interested in other pups and prefers only the company of the two-legged variety. We'll all be able to evaluate and make decisions as to the best course for your pup's potential visit with us at that time. Please know that although the setting comprises ten acres, we do not have a fenced-in area other than by a stone wall. Our own dogs are restricted by an invisible fence system. We've found that visiting dogs stay with our gang and respect those same boundaries. Until we're comfortable to let them run free, but always supervised, all newcomers start on a 50 foot leash. This gives them ample room to roam and explore with a 50 foot radius. We can answer any questions you might have via email or if/when we meet in person.
Thank you for considering us for the care of your dog!

Canine Comfort Inn
dream-weavers@earthlink.net
860-921-6983 (text)
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Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
Suzanne and Matthew W.
Harwinton, CT 06791
44 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 5 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 19, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Suzanne and Matthew's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 3 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
$40 /night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Suzanne and Matthew's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
44 Reviews
Great sitters! Their home is set far back from a very quiet road, very safe place for the dogs to be outside. Doug & Suzanne are very friendly, we will definitely take Lucy back there.
Doug and Suzanne were great! The meet and greet was very helpful. We met Doug and Suzanne and our dogs met too! We felt very comfortable leaving Buster in their care. They sent us updates when we were away. When we returned Buster was so happy! We know Buster really enjoyed his stay because he tried to follow Suzanne back into the house when we picked him up.
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As always my boys enjoyed their stay & we were able to have peace of mind while away. We couldn't ask for a better home away from home for our pups!
Another wonderful vacation for my two pups! Doug and Suzanne are so caring and knowledgable about dogs I'm completely at ease while away. They keep us updating on how things are going. The ease of pick up and drop off is fantastic too! My pups come back happy, and tuckered out from hanging with the 'pack'. I'm so thankful to have found the Canine Comfort Inn.
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They were absolutely awesome! It was quite an extended stay, and they accommodated Cassius' every need. He came back to us very happy.
Balki had another great stay with Suzanne, Matthew, and Doug. Top notch, and always my first choice.
DogVacay seems to have the same rejuvenating effect on Edison that our own vacation has on us. It's reassuring to know that he feels so comfortable staying with Suzanne, Doug and Matthew.
Just what a dog's vacation should be. The company of other friendly dogs and the care of people who know and love them.
My 7 year old Yorkie had never been kenneled so this was an ideal alternative. Brody was spoiled with Doug and Suzanne just as he is at home. So happy we found them!
Jack had a great time and I was totally comfortable leaving him in their care, such a good feeling to know my best friend is having a good time when I'm away!
Our dog Jack stayed with Suzanne, Matt, and Doug for a week. I didn't want Jack in a kennel setting so I searched for alternatives and found Dog Vacay. Jack met with their own dogs prior to Jacks stay. They were very friendly and playful. Their home is beautiful and totally set up to accommodate many dogs comfortably. I am confident Jack was well taken care of and given a lot of TLC. I highly recommend this loving family to take care of your animal. We will definitely be back!
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Oh Gosh, I can't say enough good things about Suzanne, Doug and Matt. Piper loves going there!
The hosts are wonderful, and truly loving. When we picked up our dog, they were in tears to see him leave. They even bought him a Christmas gift. The location was excellent with room to run and play and they were extremely professional in acqUinting our dog into the pack one dog at a time. With 5 or 6 of their own dogs, I was a bit worried, but I learned there was no need for concern. Also, they were able to accommodate an extended stay with no problems once our original plans changed. We would definitely use them again.
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What a great experience for our dog. A real contrast to the typical boarding experience. We felt very comfortable about leaving her with Suzanne and Matthew. Our dog, Maya, loves people and other dogs and to spend three days in a home with both 24/7 put her in doggy heaven.
Thanks Suzanne, Matthew and Doug for taking such good care of our Maya.
Hal and Rose
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We love Suzanne, Matthew & Doug and even more importantly, Piper does too! Thank you for taking such great care of our sweetheart!
Having the pups stay with Suzanne and Matthew was a wonderful experience. We had peace of mind while on vacation knowing they were being well cared for and hanging out with the "pack". We really enjoyed the updates with photos which gave a wonderful sneak peak into their days. We will definitely be using the Canine Comfort Inn for our next vacation as well!
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Suzanne and Matthew were WONDERFUL hosts for my 21 month old Sheltie. It was Charlie's first extended stay away from home and I felt like a new mother leaving her baby at daycare for the first time. They completely understood how I was feeling and were so understanding and reassuring as I dropped him off. In addition I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to keep in touch during the week without incurring high phone charges as I was traveling out of the country. Without hesitation they downloaded a special application to their computer and phone so that we could text message for free during the week while I was away. They kept me totally informed of how he was doing throughout the week which allowed me to relax and enjoy my vacation. Not only did I have a wonderful vacation, it was clear that Charlie was happy, content and had wonderful vacation as well. I can't thank Suzanne and Matthew enough for taking such wonderful care of Charlie for me. I've already booked Charlies next vacation!! KM
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The whole Wheeler family took an active and loving care of our dog Mulligan. We were very anxious anxious about leaving him for 19 days! After a few days away, we got the most wonderful note fr Suzanne telling is how well he was doing and all the funny antics he was up to! He even slept with them on their bed! Now that's special!
We will be taking mulligan back to his new second home whenever we need to leave home
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Prior to having Lucy spend her mini vacation with Suzanne and her family, we had a meet and greet. As hosts they were wonderful and were so concerned about Lucy and her comfort level and I knew that I had found the perfect place for her to spend our time away. They were wonderful at keeping me informed during her stay with them. Absolutely would recommend them to take care of your 4 legged loved ones.
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love Suzanne, Matthew & Doug.... we are so happy our little one is with them!
After a long stay with Suzanne, Matthew, & Co. our dog actually seems to be a bit bummed out to be around us without another dog to play with. It's obvious that our pooch LOVES spending time with her Dog Vacay friends in Harwinton. Thank you for being so good to Piper!
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Our spoiled baby was just as spoiled by Suzanne and Matthew. She slept in their bed!! She is shy with people but they had the magic touch to get her to let her defensed down. This is always our first choice for Tuxie when we go away.
Mango seemed happy and relaxed when i picked her up. Suzanne and Matthew, Doug and their own dogs were great! thanks to them for their fine care!!
Lulu had a nice time. Doug sent me a picture and my dog was actually smiling! She came home exhausted which to me is a sign of having a lot of fun! Thank you Suzanne, Doug & Matthew!
Suzanne, Matthew, & Doug just KNOW dogs. It shows in the relaxed demeanor of our dog both at dropoff and pickup. Our dog is very lucky indeed.
I found ease in booking a last minute reservation with Suzanne and Matthew. They were kind and loving with our dog Snowy. I can't tell you how much it means to know that your dog is in good hands while you are away.
I would recommend Suzanne and Matthew to anyone who wants a safe and loving home to leave their dog.
Nancy B.
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Suzanne and Matthew were wonderful hosts once again for my black lab. They provided with picture updates and gave my dog the individual attention he loves.
Our baby's stay was wonderful. She was treated like a human member of the family and was very happy there. Thank you so much, especially for being able to take her on a holiday.
great host, very profesional, smudge always has a good time
We had a great experience all-around. Our dogs were welcomed in and treated likely family, and got lots of exercise playing and running around outside with the hosts' dogs. Beautiful home and property, and super nice people.
Pawsome! Tanner had a fab time with his 6 4-legged friends and his human away-from-home family!
There aren't enough words to describe how fantastic Suzanne and her family are! The initial meet and greet blew me away - their knowledge and sensitivity to my dog's needs, as well as ours as concerned 'parents', was so much more than I could have anticipated. Even though this was the first time I'd ever left Jake in someone else's care - I could not have been more comfortable leaving him with these hosts - while we were away they always promptly responded to my emails and texts, and Jake was warmly welcomed into Suzanne's dog family and cared for as if he was one of their own.

I would reserve another stay here without hesitation, to the point that if they weren't available, I'd rather re-arrange my vacation plans than place Jake elsewhere.

They really, truly love dogs. I don't feel like my dog was being 'dogsat' or 'watched' by someone. He was in a wonderful home with great people and made new dog friends, too. A great Dog Vacay!
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He was nice and tired after a good run around
Rocky's hosts made his stay stress-free. Suzanne and Matt obviously love what they are doing!
Smudge was made to feel very welcome and a home from home. She had a great time and i'm sure she'll be back for her next holiday
Wonderful people who has accepted our dog into their family, human and dog. Thank you so much Again!
Our dog had a wonderful time and within a few days had integrated with the pack of resident dogs. She looks good, feels good, and can't wait to go back.
Our middle-aged, spoiled dog was made right at home with Suzanne and Matthew's dogs. We worried that an "only dog" would be able to get along in an established household, but they tell us she was wonderful and completely at ease. We couldn't have asked for more, and we got a much needed short vacation. Thank you so very much!

Mocha and family
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Suzanne, Matthew, and Doug once again provided my dog with a warm home while i was out of town for work. The love and attention that they provide is second to none. Thanks again!
Suzanne and Matthew do a great job providing Balki with a home away from home. I would highly recommend them. Thanks again!
Roger was very well cared for and enjoyed the company of Suzanne's & Matthew's other dogs.
We plan on using them again for our next vacation.
It is very obvious everyone in their household loves dogs and knows how to take very good care of them.
I have already recommended Dog Vacay to others and hope they have as wonderful of an experience as we did!
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Lovely setting and people. Great gang of 4 full-time canines as well.

Our old (14 1/2 y.o.) English Springer Spaniel princess, Lucy, was given the Royal treatment by Suzanne and Matthew. They catered to all her special needs - diet, meds, and watchful care - and pronounced her "such a good girl... would love to have her again anytime."

Her second vacay is already booked!
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Our experience, and Taffy's, with Suzanne and Matthew was fantastic! They were the better than we could possibly have hoped for. The whole family was very eager to make Taffy comfortable and happy, and indeed she was. She slept with Matthew, age 14, each night, had the run of the house and supervised play time with their own dogs. We will definitely leave Taffy with them again any time we are traveling in that area. We could not have been more pleased. Thank you, Suzanne, Doug, and Matthew.
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Matthew and Suzanne provided a my dog with a great home and tons of personal attention. When I went to pick up my dog he almost didn't want to leave! I would definitely recommend them.
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