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Matthew C.

28 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 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

Matthew's Resident Pets

Jessie
Schipperke
Female
9 yr 4 mo old

Matthew's Apartment

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

About Matthew

7 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Your dog will love hanging out with mine! My dog Jessie (15 lb schiperkie) loves keeping other dogs company. Between Jessie, the large basket of ethical toys and large play area, your dog will have plenty to keep them entertained while you are gone. We also have a fenced in outdoor play area to run around and play fetch in and are a one mile walk to the Silverlake Dog Park.

I am a voiceover artist and mostly work from home. I have had Jessie for five years and used to be a dog walker and veterinary technician at an animal hospital. I can give injections and perform CPR if necessary. I was also a fireman in NY and still maintain my EMT certification.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling

Matthew C.

28 Reviews
19 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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

Credentials

Home Checked
This Host has successfully passed our in-person verification visit and completed our 1-on-1 training program.
Course 101 Graduate
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Course 102 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Matthew's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 5 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 3-4 potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$75 /night
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Daycare At Matthew's Home
$30 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Dog Walking
$23 /half-hour
$38 /hour
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Baths
$10 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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28 Reviews
Home Checked
Matthew and his adorable pup Jessie live in a security building with a spacious outdoor enclosed area for playtime. They’re walking distance to Silver Lake Reservoir and dog-friendly cafés. Matthew is an experienced dogwalker, a warm, communicative host, and he doesn’t mind if your pup wants to hang out on the couch or sleep in his bed. He’s been a veterinary technician, is Pet CPR/First-Aid certified and can administer injected medication if your dog has special needs.
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Amazing! Matt has a big heart for dogs. It was super last minute that I'd booked with Matt as a returning customer. Olaf came home tired each time.
I would never take my baby anywhere else. I was nervous leaving my 4 month old shiba inu with a stranger because the breed can be picky and aloof and unfriendly to strangers. Matt understands dog breeds and temperaments and is patient and loving to the dogs he sits. He is also prompt with replies and keeps me updated with pictures throughout the day. So glad I found him, I can rest easy knowing that my pup is in good responsible hands.
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Had a great DogVacay experience with Matthew. He was easy to contact, quick to exchange messages, and helped me feel at ease with the process. He's a true dog lover and it shows! Would not hesitate to use Matthew again in the future. Thank you!
Matthew was a great host and went the extra mile to get our dog comfortable with a new environment before we left. He sent us lots of pics and messages and was very communicative and flexible about logistics. Thanks!!
Matt was great with sending pictures of my dog while I was away and a really nice guy. I'm sure my dog was in good hands.

One important note: My reservation was an "instant book" but we had a few details that needed to be sorted out after that. Be sure to check in with Matt before you assume your reservation is complete. In my experience, it's not uncommon for hosts to add a day rate on either end of the vacay. Keep in mind there might also be a holiday rate or other extras that you'll need to add after the initial booking. Just a heads up to those who are booking at the last minute and scrambling to get out of town. :)
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I've been using Matt for dogsitting and walking for a little less than a year now, and he's the only caregiver I've had so far that's shown the sensitivity and patience that my dog needs. I trust Matt with my pup implicitly, and he's proved time and time again to be a compassionate, responsible and the only babysitter I trust with my dog. He's awesome and clearly loves and values the dogs he looks after.
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Matt is an amazing sitter, completely accommodating to our dogs needs. We will work with him again and again. Full confidence!
Matt, as always, was wonderful and caring, and Whitney left tired and full of good spirits!
Very good pet sitter!
We were in town for a few days and wanted to get out to go places and see things. We used dog vacay for the first time and I had my reservations about it but after deciding on and meeting Matthew, I felt at ease. He usually only watches smaller dogs but made an exception for our greyhound.
Our dog stayed all day for the first day. We received updates through text and that was very nice. After knowing how well it went we ended up contacting him a few days later to watch our dog again, this time with no doubts about how it would go.
If we're ever back in town with our pup we definitely know who to go to for a friendly and reliable dog sitter. Matthew is the best!
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Matthew was AWESOME!! We were so nervous to be away from Mudge for so long, but Matt really came through. He was so great about sending us picture updates, trips to the dog park, and allowing us to relax and know that he was in great care. Thanks so much Matt!

PS. Mudge really misses Jessie :-)

*Also, was unable to select the 5 star rating but Matt should definitely get all 5! Not sure if this is a technical issue or I'm an idiot but it wouldn't hold any highlights on the rating.
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Matthew made us feel confident that our boy was in great hands. You can tell he is a dog lover, and he has the cutest little black pup! We ended up booking him again 2 days later. He sent us videos and photos of our pup during his stay, which made us feel good :). Matthew gets 5 big stars!
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I'm new to LA and had to leave town--I had no idea where to board my precious creature, Bart. After finding DogVacay, I chose Matthew based on his reviews/location/repeat customers/general vibe. Now I'm home and reunited with Bart. As soon as I dropped him at Matthew's, I felt zero apprehension--you can just tell that Matthew has a way with dogs, an immediate connection. He is a lovely dude and he and his apartment exude nothing but good vibes. I so enjoyed my daily photo updates of Bart! I was also so pleased at how Bart, who is not usually the most social animal, was getting along and having fun with the revolving cast of pups, as well as Matthew's own adorable dog Jessie. My dog was so happy at Matthew's place, and he is very laid back and a great communicator and caretaker. I am happy to have met him and now know my dog (child) has a second home whenever I must leave him--without dealing with a kennel.
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Matt is awesome! My dog loves going over to his place and runs up to greet Matt each time (my dog is normally very reserved).
This was my first time using DogVacay, and Matt was absolutely fantastic. He was very flexible with my schedule, and took great care of Lucky. He has some anxiety issues when going to a new place, but Lucky seemed completely at ease. He enjoyed it so much, I booked the next day. Would highly recommend Matt to all dog owners out there.
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I booked with Mat for my first time using Dog Vacay and he was excellent! He does really well with dogs of all ages and made us feel at ease when I had Missy stay with him. She could be a bit grumpy around other dogs but Mat assured us she would be fine. She had a good, comfortable stay with Mat. I will definitely book with him again when needed!
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As a first time DogVacay user, I was nervous at first, but after this experience I'd be sure to use it again. Matt was great about sending lots of pictures and making me feel like my sweet pup was in good hands. He clearly loves dogs, and when I picked up my dog, I could tell she liked him, too. If that's not a ringing endorsement, then I don't know what is!
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My dog Parker loves going over to Matt's place. He runs up to greet Matt and then spends the rest of the day napping and hanging with Matt's dog. It is perfect.
Matt is fantastic. My dog was having kidney issues and was going through water like crazy. Matt made sure that my dog Parker was able to go outside to relieve himself several times a day. Matt took great care of my dog when my dog wasn't feeling well and that is a huge peace of mind.
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Matt is a great sitter! My dog is kind of shy at first but he warmed up to Matt right away. He loves going over to Matt's place, especially since Matt takes him on lots of walks throughout the day!
Matthew was a great host. My dog Hugo is very timid and has separation anxiety so I was a little nervous for the first day. He did really well at Matt's who was thoughtful and sent photo updates. Will definitely continue to do daycare with him.
Martin was great with willow and was able to deal with some small aggression issues she is starting to show.
Matthew is very confident and caring with the dogs. He treated my pup as if she were his own! He is also very responsive, texts photos daily, and was super accommodating when my travel plans went awry. Thank you so much!
Matthew is great! He was awesome with my dog and did a fantastic job on picking up on my dog's habits and mannerisms. Matthew even provided an update at the end of the day!
Matt is, as always, fantastic with Korra! She loves spending time there!
Matt is confident and caring for the pups and made sure they felt comfortable and we're playing. I will definitely be booking with Matt again!
Matt, was great with my little girl. He even text me with pictures. I highly recommend him.
Matthew is so awesome. I was completely at ease leaving Buster with him after our meet-and-greet.
He took a lot of care getting to know his personality and gave him lots of love playtime in my absence.
I got updates and pictures, and I feel like he had as great of a vacation as I did!
I can't wait to use him again, and I know Buster is looking forward to his next visit with Jessie.
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