Capital Animal Rescue
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Ming C.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
436 Reviews
155 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

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

Ming's Resident Pets

Teemo
Mixed Breed
Male
6 yr 1 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

Ming's House

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Children at home (13-18 years old)
Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Great for senior pets

About Ming

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
***Holiday Calendar - Please check with me even if my calendar shows booked. ***

Shortly after being born (about 2 hours or so) I knew I loved animals. I adopted my first dog who taught me so much about myself and how to be a better person and help me understand dogs. She was believed to be non-intelligent dog, however, she could learn any trick I could think of in less than 5 minutes. She passed in 2009. After she passed I vowed to myself that I would do what I could to help and give a voice to animals. Since then I have been working, supporting, and helping animals and organizations to better the lives of animals.

My experience includes over 25 years of animal care along with dog training, rehabilitating domesticated/feral/wild dogs, dogs with behavioral problems, vet experience and experience with various other animals including cats, ferrets, hedgehogs, turtles, rabbits, chinchillas, and birds.

I currently work and volunteer for Capital Animal Rescue and Environmental Foundation, Taiwan SPCA as well as other organizations. I also have experience at a vet clinic assisting with hundreds of surgeries and medical treatment for dogs and cats. In just one typical day at the clinic, I would assist with surgeries and treatments on average for 40 dogs and cats. I gained a wealth of experience through volunteering with the vet which I thoroughly enjoyed.

In regards to the house, I offer a spacious open home for all furry guest. The home is the purfect home for your pet. There is almost always someone around to hang out, play and relax with your pet. Training available upon request (additional). All cute pups (they are all cute pups to me no matter what their age, breed or looks are!) will get lots of love, exercise, and playtime. All pups will also be spoiled if allowed and if you don't allow it, It'll just be between me and your pup :-) . I will only crate your pet upon request. I prefer the animals to have the run of the house and to be completely relaxed as if they were at home.


Notes:
1. All dogs have to be cute! (in my book, all animals are cute so that's an easy one!)
2. Bring food, treats, collar, leash, DOG TAGS and favorite toys.
3. Relax the dog prior to arrival by taking him/her on a long long long walk/run. Make sure they’ve pee'd and pooped already.
4. Please mention any quirks your pup may have, IE: marking, biting, barking, aggression, doesn't like car rides, terrified, ect... Don't worry because I will still take them in if I can. I just need to know what I'm working with and how to help them.
5. Preferred CHECK IN/OUT TIME before 8am and after 8pm. If we need to make other arrangements just let me know.
6. Make sure your dog is clean and groomed. No super stinky pups. I like to cuddle them (if they like of course) and I like to stay clean too. Please brush/furminate them if you can. Much appreciated.

Please note that I take care of many dogs throughout the stay. I believe dogs and animals should live and socialize in a safe pack in order to keep them healthy and happy. You can see in my pictures how all the dogs, foster animals, cats, and chinchillas, and birds all get along with each other.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues
Ming C.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
436 Reviews
155 Repeat Guests
$40/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated September 24, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Ming's Home
$40 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 0 walk/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Ming's Home
$40 /day
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/day
Training
$75 /hour
Baths
$20 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$60 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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436 Reviews
Great place to take your dog. I will definitely be using their services again and recommend their services to anyone I know who has a dog.
Ming and his team are AMAZING! King loves it there. They are so responsive and provide pictures during the stay. Will definitely continue to use their services! I have already recommended friends to them.
We had Ming watch our basset hound Arya about 3 months ago (as you can tell we've been crazy busy and haven't had a chance to review him until now) but he was amazing! My boyfriend and I just moved up here a few months ago and we had to briefly go back home for a quick wedding so we were completely lost as to how to find a pet sitter. When I came across dogvacay I was skeptical but Ming had so many positive reviews so I gave him a shot! He did not disappoint, he was incredibly gentle with our baby girl, very attentive to her needs, very good about keeping us updated with pictures and overall she was a very happy puppy when we picked her up. We could tell she loved it! He normally watches a lot of other dogs at a time and she loves other dogs and rarely gets to spend a lot of time with them so it was really nice for her to have play time with other dogs. Overall among was amazing, I'm actually looking forward to taking Arya back to him when we go away for our next trip!
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Ming and the crew are awesome! I have two large dogs and they go to Ming any time I travel. I love the constant picture updates. The customer service is awesome. They are very accommodating, very organized, and my dogs love them.
My dogs had a 10 day stay with Ming and they were happy and well cared for when I returned. I most pleased with all the pictures that Ming sent to me during the 10 days. It really helped me to relax and enjoy my vacation. Also, I could show all the pictures to family on friends during my vacation. I will be scheduling with Ming for my next two trips before the end of year. It was a great experience for my dogs and me. Thank you, Ming
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Hard to imagine being away from my dog for 4 weeks, but I had no worries at all. Ok -- I did worry that Callie had grown so attached to Jon and his girlfriend in 4 weeks that she would not want to come home to us. Apparently, Callie spent her time playing, lounging outside (a new habit at home now) and cuddling with Jon. The daily photos were hysterical and the only email I opened on my whole vacation. Just an awesome time for all.
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How much more can I say? Just send your dog to Ming. Everyone will be happy.
Callie has evolved in the last year into a calm, confident dog who loves to play with other dogs. This is all due to Ming and Jon!! Boarding used to bring out anxiety in all of us -- now it's just joyful.
Always Awesome. I worry Callie doesn't want to come home.
I was really impressed with Ming and his group. They are delightful people who clearly love dogs and have lots of dog-handling experience. My three greyhounds stayed for a week and came home tired and happy. The daily pictures they sent were wonderful. I won't hesitate to return!
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Awesome weekend for our pups! Our dogs seem quite happy and exhausted! Thanks for all the great pics, will definitely book again!
If you don't have family around to babysit your fur baby when you can't take your pup with you, Ming and his family are the best home away from home you will ever find. I trust Ming and his family to care for my baby more than I would my own family. He undertsands k-9 body language, social order, special needs and is naturally intuitive in K-9 care. He is an experienced trainer with obvious rescue and shelter experience which gives him great insight, compassion and knowlege. I truly believe that Ming is just doing what he loves and that makes all the difference when it comes to choosing someone to look out for the safety and well being of your fur baby when you can't. He can also go above and beyond other sitters because he can administer any medications, handle special needs and sticks to your instructions such as dietary restrictions etc.
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My dog came back exhausted and super happy! Ming is great as always. I will continue to use him.
We love Ming and the CARE team! They take such good care of our pup...she can't wait to go back! Thank you!
Ming was awesome! My pup is super apprehensive around other dogs but Ming was able to get her to settle right in. He sent us a ton of pictures and he responded to our messages really quickly. The whole process was really smooth. I highly recommend Ming!
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Capital Animal Rescue is a great pack for your dog! I highly recommend using them. They have taught my very high spirited lab/pit mix to understand her place in any pack and she is better for it! Thanks CAR team!
Ming and his CARE Team are simply amazing! You can really tell that they are true dog lovers and have a lot of experience with all types of dog behavior. Initially, we were nervous about leaving our dog Charlie with new people. (Charlie is a sweetheart at home but he always gets a little anxious and shows a lot of fear-based aggression around strangers.) However, five minutes into our meet-and-greet, all of our worries disappeared. Ming is definitely an expert - he listened to all of our concerns and showed us what he (and ultimately we) can do to correct his behavior. They were also extremely accommodating; they agreed to take Charlie in on short notice and were very flexible with the drop off/pick up times. While we were out of town, we definitely missed our little pup but we absolutely loved the fact that Ming and his wife Sasha sent us a LOT of photo updates every day of a happy Charlie getting a lot of personal attention and hanging out with a bunch of other dogs. Charlie came home looking so happy and was even better behaved! We are so happy to have met Ming, Sasha, and the whole team. We will definitely try to have Charlie stay with them again (either on vacation or just as doggy day care). Thank you so much for everything!!
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This is the third time I've had my pug stay with Ming, definitely won't be the last. It seems like he is having a good time when he goes to Ming's, because there are always other dogs to play with. I only left him there for one night but got so many picture updates. I would highly recommend Ming to anyone considering boarding their dog somewhere.
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Our dog had a wonderful weeklong stay.
Even though we were away on vacation our minds were at ease as we received daily photos and updates, and were able to see all the fun he was having with the other dogs there. It's nice to know that our dog will be in good hands for our future vacations
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Excellent as always :)
Ming and his team are excellent doggie caretakers! My large Boxer-Lab mix came back home exhausted and happy. Can't say I've seen that happen before when he's been to other (expensive!) dog boarding places. I was sent pictures almost everyday showing him playing with other dogs. Ming and his team are very flexible with pick up, drop-off or cancellation and that makes for a stress free vacation! Thank you Ming!!!
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this is the only place i will leave my boi !!!!!!!!!
excellent caregiver
Ming will work with you and your schedule..last minute or weeks in advance...excelleny
best place to leave your 4 legged family member
excellent caregiver
excellent
Ming was great. Was my first time being away from Charlie for 3 nights. I received 21 pictures and was soooo happy to keep an eye on Charlie who seemed to make some friends. I knew he was well cared for. Highly recommend Ming and would use his services again.
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Ming is fantastic. He does a great job with our sometimes shy dog, making her feel at home.
Hurray for Ming and his wife! My chihuahua mix rescue is a fearful (and fear aggressive) little guy. We needed a place for him during our week long vacation but, given his spotty behavior, it's not easy to find kennels or homes that will willingly take him. Based on his positive reviews, we decided to trust Ming and we're so glad we did. He and his wife provide a safe and loving place for our dog and somehow make him feel secure and comfortable. He's taken a particular liking to Ming's wife. Every day we received photos showing our dog looking more and more relaxed and socially engaged with the other dogs or getting cuddles from the humans. Our pup seems more relaxed at home, too! Couldn't be happier!
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I have used Ming's services a couple of times and each time I had a great and wonderful experience. Ming is a true professional, responsive and very helpful. Took great care of my young Shih Tzu. Will definitely be asking him to look after him again.
Dec 20-21. Ming and his team are always great!
April 15-18. Wonderful as always.
July 3-5. Best sitter ever!
June 9-16. Long time away from the family. Jakey came back happy and healthy. What more could you ask for?
July 30-Aug 1. Great as always.
Ming and his crew are the best. I've lost count how many times we've made use of this team. We never go anywhere else. We're probably getting another dog soon and Ming's house will be the first place these boys meet.
I know the dogs are loved at Ming's. They played with lots of dogs and had fun. Thanks for the pictures!
Doggies came home happy and tired. That means they were treated well.
They were great. Sent photos of my pups each day and they were always grinning. My older dog has special needs - she is deaf and needs help getting up and they were very patient with her. They washed both pups before sending them home, so they are clean and fresh! I will definitely be bringing my pups back.
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Ming is by far the best sitter we've had. This is the third time that we leave our puppy with him, and every time we pick her up, she misses Ming and the crew. Ming was particularly understanding and flexible this time since my work trip got cancelled and then, I was told I had to get on a plane with only only a few hours notice. He quickly responded and was able to provide a custom-made quote. Thanks Ming!
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Love love love getting photo updates. My pup came home happy and tired.
We were on vacation in Washington all the way from Toronto. We trusted Ming to look after our boy Odin and he did a good job. By the time we picked him up he was exhausted and so happy from his very own vacay. It would have been 5 stars but Odins tags went missing including his dog license so I'm only giving 4 stars.
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While we have always appreciated Ming's efforts to take care of our dog Girmit (5 year old lab mix) when she has stayed with them on multiple occasions, the last time she stayed with them between May 22-27th 2016, we were disappointed.

When we came to pick her up, Girmit had a sizable wound on her forehead and on further inspection at home, she had 3 other wounds on her muzzle and neck areas. When we asked how this had happened when we came to pickup Girmit, the person who handed off Girmit to my husband had not even noticed the wounds.

We completely understand that these incidents happen between dogs. However, what is extremely worrying is that in this instance, it went unnoticed by Ming and other caretakers there. A simple check for 2 minutes at the end of the day would have been enough to make sure any wounds were looked after.

We have always trusted Ming and his family as offering a safe and caring place for our Girmit while we are away. That trust has been shaken now.

Regards,
Parvati
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Ming's place is very dog friendly. Milo came home a much happier and more sociable pooch than he was before his stay at doggy summer camp (aka Ming's).
Happy with the place ??
I will be using Ming and his team in the future! I am such a nervous and paranoid fur baby owner but they put my mind to rest! One of my dogs can be aggressive sometimes and I was very nervous about this, Ming gave us some training tips and also confirmed he was comfortable dealing with the behavior and that sometimes when they are in a pack mentality, they might act differently. Their home setup is awesome for the dogs! Its a puppy heaven! Unfortunately we had to come home early from our trip but after only one day, we picked up our babies and they were so exhausted for 2 days following their vacation, not to mention Ming said my dog had no hiccups and got along with the other dogs! It was awesome, I feel comfortable knowing they are in Ming's care when I am away.
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Brooklyn had a great time again with Ming and the pack and we loved getting all the photo updates of her playing with the pups, snoozing, and hanging around the house. She always comes back happy and tired.
Can't say enough about Capital Animal Rescue! This was the first time we left our dog with anyone... They kept us posted by sending pictures. We had a stress free mini vacation. We are about to schedule our next one soon. Thanks again!!!
Today was Roxy's first day of daycare and she obviously had a great time! After being rejected by at least 5 different daycares I was very worried that no one would be able to take her. She has a history of being scared of other dogs and not playing well. I'm so happy she was able to be her regular doggy self at Ming's! She had a full day and is absolutely exhausted after playing with her new friends.
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Just for an overnight, great again! Thanks so much.
My two dogs seemed to love it there!! They were exhausted when I brought them home. Ming and family gave extra time and attention to my nervous/anxious dog which allowed her to be comfortable and eventually play with the other dogs. I love all the photo updates! I will definitely be bringing my dogs back there and may even look at some day care!
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Amazing!
Where do I start?! I found the Ming C experience as a first time customer to be warm and inviting, knowledgeable, patient and very reassuring. The Ming C tribe's relaxing and very dog friendly environment was unlike any I'd experienced. My boy is a big ole puppy with lots of ENERGY and I do mean LOTS...as the others before me stated, he came home and slept for like...2 days...LOL
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Thanks again for being Kuna's extended family! See you again soon!
Our dog was staying away from home for the first time, so we were pretty nervous, but everything turned out great! They helped set us at ease with a Meet and Greet and Tour of their home. They are super comfortable with dogs and knowledgable about dog behavior. Good control over dogs. Sent lots of pictures. We could tell when we picked Mochi up that she really liked everyone!
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We can't always plan ahead as to when we need someone to watch Kizzy. We are thankful that Ming is always accommodating. Kizzy is one of those dogs that needs time to warm up to other dogs. I am happy that she has other dogs to romp around with at Ming's place. And of course, we always love the pictures that the team provides.
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Ming was outstanding! I left my 5 month old puppy with him from Friday to Monday, on a holiday weekend and with very very short notice (3 hours). Ming was extremely accommodating. I was very nervous to leave her anywhere, as this was our first time leaving her anywhere since we have had her. Ming sent multiple pictures every day and responded to my messages promptly. It completely eased my mind. Most of the pictures were of our puppy running around in a yard with a bunch of other dogs, looking like she was having the time of her life. She was dirty and sleepy when we picked her up. And just overall, in good spirits. I brought food and toys for her and they were all returned to me at the end of the vacay. I would definitely leave my puppy with Ming again. Without a doubt. Thank you so much for everything!!
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Ming and his team really have dogs figured out! Our dog, Hank, has some anxiety around other dogs and the phased entry approach that they have had him playing in no time. They were all very friendly and we loved the photo updates. We will definitely be using his services again.
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Ming and his team are an excellent fit for Rocco! Rocco's a 9 year old male AmStaff Terrier, and he loves it there! He comes back from one day or 7 days there and he just sleeps for the next two days from playing with the other dogs. Ming and his crew are very professional with the pack and send plenty of daily pictures while Rocco is visiting. I can't recommend Ming and team enough.
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Ming and his team are an excellent fit for Rocco! Rocco's a 9 year old male AmStaff Terrier, and he loves it there! He comes back from one day or 7 days there and he just sleeps for the next two days from playing with the other dogs. Ming and his crew are very professional with the pack and send plenty of daily pictures while Rocco is visiting. I can't recommend Ming and team enough.
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Ming and his team are an excellent fit for Rocco! Rocco's a 9 year old male AmStaff Terrier, and he loves it there! He comes back from one day or 7 days there and he just sleeps for the next two days from playing with the other dogs. Ming and his crew are very professional with the pack and send plenty of daily pictures while Rocco is visiting. I can't recommend Ming and team enough.
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This past weekend was Max's second stay at Ming's. Everything about it was fantastic. The booking process was super fast and they were very accommodating with our schedule. I received pictures throughout both of his stays showing me what a great time he was having. He was so tired when we picked him up that he could barely keep his eyes open! A tired pup is a happy pup!! Thank you to Ming and the team for taking such great care of max!!
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Ming & co took great care of the dogs, again :) The photo updates are so appreciated, as well as coming home to tired pups!
Our two dogs did great with Ming, and came home nice and tired. Loved the frequent photo updates - thanks for taking care of them!
Ming was by far the best sitter we've ever had. Our puppy doesn't get along with other dogs when we are around (mostly our fault) and Ming was able to teach us and provide guidance. We left for Peru for 12 days and it was the first time we left our puppy for such long time. Ming was amazing. He sent us tons of pictures everyday, making our days even better knowing that our dog was in good hands. She had the best time of her life! I can't recommend Ming highly enough!
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Excellent experience. I love the pictures they send letting you know your dog is going just fine
This is a great place for ink. He is nice and tired when we pick him up.
Ming and company are awesome! My dog had a great time and she came home exhausted. The pictures are such an amazing perk! She will definitely go back :)
This was the first time that I had left my Dino and couldn't leave him at my parents' house so needless to say I was having serious anxiety about this. Ming invited me over before my trip to meet everyone and the other dogs and to explain how everything works to ease my mind a bit. During my trip he sent so many pictures and I could tell Dino was having a blast. He had so much fun that he's been home for 2 days now and he's still sleeping trying to recover from his puppy party. It was nice being able to be on the other side of the world and still be comfortable knowing my baby was in good hands.
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Lovely as always! Bentley comes back clean and happy
Fantastic experience! Our pup loved his stay!
happy dogs and frequent pics
Another awesome stay with Jon and Ming and company! They do an incredible job with Roscoe!!!
Another awesome stay with John, Ming and crew!! Roscoe came home tired and happy. We got lots of photo updates. Roscoe is a high maintenance dog and we would not leave him with anyone else!! Would definitely recommend!!!
I wouldn't pick any other group of people to watch over my little baby! They make you feel as though you are still with your pup with all the picture updates. They took great care of my dog while I was away for two plus weeks. I wouldn't trust anyone else with Bentley!
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Our dog absolutely loves boarding with Ming, and we love having her there. They are attentive, caring, and take great care of her. We feel like she's in great hands whenever she's there!
Another great visit! Our dog is a bit anxious, so we only trust Ming and his team with her. This time we moved to a new house and didn't want to put our dog through the stress / confusion of people taking out stuff away. We love that she gets the extra social interaction with other dogs and new humans. She comes back happy and tired.
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Like always, Ming and team are excellent! Thanks for being an extension of our family!
Are we over 15 visits yet? We are getting there. If I didn't have Ming to take care of Cooper, I wouldn't travel. The picture he takes show that Cooper is having so much fun with the other dogs. When I think that people travel and put their dogs in kennels I am horrified. Why would you do that when you can have someone who loves your dog almost as much as you do? Ming is a jewel.
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Now that I am no longer caregiver to my mom, I am traveling like crazy and couldn't do all of these trips without Ming. His excellent care of Cooper has enabled me to be away from home and not sorry about my beloved dog. Sometimes I think that Cooper doesn't want to come home because he has such a good time with Ming and his gang. I love all of the pictures that Ming sends and always share them with my family and friends.
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So this is for an extra night on Easter weekend. I had misunderstood the timing of Easter dinner and realized we wouldn't be finishing until around 7PM. I decided at the last minute to stay another night and Ming was completely accommodating. Communication was easy through Dog Vacay and I arrived home to a happy pup.
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Cooper has been with Ming at least ten times now and each time gets better. I think Cooper is adjusting well and in 2016 he will spend about six weeks with Ming. I have never met anyone else with whom I would trust my beloved Cooper. Ming and his team show Cooper so much love.
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My mom died and my life turned upside down. Even though Ming was full he agreed to take Cooper since he understood the emergency. I really appreciate the extra mile that Ming and his time went at this difficult time.
As always, Ming was fabulous with Cooper and I am so glad I found him.
Ming, Jon and the entire crew are amazing. Brooklyn has a wonderful time and they updated us with several pictures and message updates. We had to extend for an extra night at the last minute and they were very accommodating. We will definitely rebook with them.
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Ming is great with all the dogs in his care. He sends daily photos and if he's concerned about anything he's on the phone to you straight away. Jasmin loves staying there. She's well fed, well exercised and well loved.
Our dog loves it here!
Ming and his team saved us when we went into labor early and took in our puppy last minute!!!
Tala LOVES going to Capital Animal Rescue!
This is the second time I've had my pug stay with Ming. It was a great experience. He sent constant photo updates of my dog while I was out of town on vacation. I think the dog had at least as much fun as I did, and he had plenty of friends to play with. Ming is very accommodating and quick to reply to any messages. Anytime in the future i have to go somewhere my dog can't follow, I'm definitely going to have him stay with Ming.
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Ming is a dog whisperer. I was worried that my 9 year old pit bull would have issues being around other dogs since I keep away from dog parks due to other owners and myself that may not control their dogs correctly. With Ming, they're exist no such problems. Rocco got along with other dogs and based on the fact that he's slept two days straight since returning from his stay,I think he enjoyed the social aspect as well! I couldn't be happier with Ming's service and look forward to using him as an alternative to traditional boarding or kennels when on vacation or a weekly social with other dogs.
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Great job! Lots of pictures and the pups were nice and tired when they came home.
Thanks for taking care of Bear again! He's always so happy to play all day at Ming's.
Thanks for taking care of Bear again! He loved his 2nd visit to Ming's.
Great host!
I wouldn't trust my dog with anyone else! The photo updates help keep in the loop and make me feel as though I'm with my baby! Bentley is always happy when he come home! That's all I could ask for in a sitter!!
Ming was professional, courteous, and trustworthy. I appreciated the 30 photos he sent me while my puppy stayed overnight - gave me a complete peace of mind. Will definitely come back to Ming. Highly recommended.
Cooper was exhausted and happy after his 3 day stay with Ming. He came back tail wagging and ready to sleep. Ming has a great way with the dogs, and was very flexible with drop off and pick up times. Thanks again!
Ming's house was filled with fun for Finn! Ming is able to handle all types of dogs, and Finn benefits in multiple ways every time he takes a dog vacay with Ming!
As always, Finn had the best time at Ming's house!!!! And, we got to see lots of pictures! Fun for everyone!
Ming and his team are fantastic! We even got Thanksgiving and Christmas pics of Finn! Thanks Ming!
Ming and the gang are fantastic. I was on a several week vacation and received so many photo updates with hilarious captions (which is always wonderful). My dog Brooklyn can be sometimes anxious and Ming knows all the tricks to help her relax and feel comfortable. Brooklyn had a great time running with her friends, napping with the other dogs, and came home happy and tired. I'd recommend Ming to everyone. I have peace of mind when I drop her off there and know she'll have a happy and safe stay.
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Our 4 year old black lab-mix, Girmit, vacayed with Ming and team for more than 3 weeks. This was the longest time that Girmit was away from us but Ming and team did such a thorough job of taking care of Girmit, sending us photo updates and notes that it put us at ease. Girmit made many furry friends while there and we knew that she was happy! Thanks SO much for everything Ming and team! Girmit looks forward to future vacays with you!
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Very good experience. Ming was very responsive to messages through the dogvacay app and SMS. And there were plenty of photo updates so I could see how my pug was doing. I am confident that my dog was well taken care of, and I wouldn't hesitate to bring him back in the future if needed.
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Captain always enjoys his time with Ming. He has the opportunity to play with other dogs & explore the outdoors. Ming does a nice job with keeping Captain engaged with activities to release his energy.
7 days with Ming, Bandit happy with Care Team. Owner happy too! (Haiku DogVacay style)
Adelaide loves going to Ming's (a.k.a her "hotel" since she knows all her places by name :) as much as she loves visiting my family and close friends. It is such a relief for me to know I have someone and some place I can trust to take care of my baby when I travel. Not only is she cared for but she enjoys it too! Win win!
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See below for my more thorough, glowing review of Ming! When we had to add an extra day/night onto our reservation at the last minute, it was no problem at all. Anyone considering DogVacay should go with Ming and co. They are the absolute best at what they do and you won't find a more attentive, happy home to entrust the care and safety of your furbabies!
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This was our first time using DogVacay and, thanks to the outstanding job Ming and his family did taking care of our babies, it won't be our last!

We were a little skeptical about leaving our pets with "strangers" for a full week, but after getting several photo updates on the first day, we knew they were in good hands. We got photos every day we were gone, which helped put us at ease so much! Ming clearly loves dogs and is great with them, so we were relieved to be able to enjoy our vacation without needing to worry about how ours was doing. The pictures proved she was having a blast making new doggy friends! We definitely do not consider Ming or his family strangers anymore!

We cannot say enough good things about Ming and his services. If you're an overprotective pet owner, you can rest assured that your furbaby will be in the best hands with Ming and his family. Our babies came home happy, healthy, and even a little sad to not be with "the pack" anymore. We will definitely be returning customers the next time we have to go out of town.

Thank you to Ming and his entire family for providing the absolute best care a pet owner could wish for!
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Ming is great with dogs! I was really impressed with his knowledge and the way he interacted with them when we did our meet and greet. While I intentionally seek sitters/ boarding locations where they get to play, I was a little apprehensive about the number of dogs that would be present over the holidays. But my dogs are clearly happy and healthy, and had a good time. He even took Christmas pictures that he sent them home with, along with some new toys.
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Always a great time at Ming's! I wish I could stay there lol!
I am so happy I found Ming on Dogvacay. He really has been a wonderful help for me. !
my girls so excited to see all of the team. last time they just ran into the house. always a great time at Ming's!
My Lola girl got into the Team's dinner and Ming was not upset at all. Ming and the team are very understanding! Thanks guys!
I can't Thank Ming and the crew for all of their hard work! great team!
another great time! I love how tired they are!
My Lola girl has become much more socialize because of Ming and the whole crew! Thank you so much!
I love all of the adorable photos Ming updates us on. my girls love going there.
another great time at Mings!
Lucy and Lola always love going to Ming's house! always completed exhausted afterwards! thanks ming!
Duke had an awesome time staying with Ming! It was awesome to know he was being so spoiled while we were traveling. Duke loves playing with other dogs, so it was perfect for him to stay there with such a big pack! Ming posted pictures daily of what he was doing and I loved how quickly he responded back with any questions I had. I am definitely going to request Duke stay with Ming again. Can't say enough positive things about this experience.
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Ming is a FANTASTIC sitter! My pup always has such a great time.
Another great experience for my pet.
Peet loves his vacays at Ming's! He has a great time with his furry friends, and though he's always excited to see me when I pick him up, he's a little sad to leave his buddies. It's clear he's had a great time, lots of exercise, and playtime.
Ming has to be the best 4-legged animal family care-taker ever...
Ming is without question the BEST! Our girl Rosie can have a difficult time with people - not just new people, but pretty much anyone that's not her family - and what happens? She almost immediately settles in and becomes (what sounds like) the most charming, friendly girl in town - greeting strangers and being an altogether well-behaved guest. I fully credit this to Ming's skill and expertise with dogs - as well as his obvious love and compassion towards four-legged friends of all shapes and sizes. HIGHLIGHTS - everything! An obviously happy and comfortable dog, lots of playmates, comfortable space, and daily photo updates and notes (not to mention a surprise Thanksgiving portrait!!) - what's not to love? CONS - none, other than the fact that Ming doesn't live next door! THE BEST EVER!
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Flora came home from Ming's happy, healthy, and tired! She had a great time playing with her new friends, both human and canine. I loved all the pictures and updates.
Della, our mastiff, has stayed with Ming several times now and each time she has a fantastic time. Ming sends us tons of pictures so we can see what she is up to and how much fun she is having. They spoil her rotten! I feel so comfortable leaving her there and do not have to worry about anything. I would recommend them to anyone.
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We are a repeat client. Ming and his team are fantastic in caring for Otto. It is comforting to receive regular photos from him to see how Otto is doing. Otto has made good friends with some of the other furry friends. We have never had trouble leaving Otto with Ming.
Definitely the place for us.
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Ming and his team are wonderful! His house is a doggy wonderland. We received pictures daily pictures and updates - and when we picked up Gage, we received a special Thanksgiving photo and card. Pretty cute! Ming knows how to care for animals, and he even supports dogs in need by donating to shelters. We highly recommend him. We will be back!
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Our pup had a another great stay at Ming's over Thanksgiving! We are so grateful to Ming and his team for taking such good care of our pup. She always comes home happy and tired! :)
Another great stay with Ming & his team. I love that Ming sends me photos of my pup while I'm away. He is the only one I trust to look after my pup. Thanks again Ming!
Thank you so much Ming and team for caring for Otto. Your regular posting of dog photos online, and text messages really alleviate any concern. We are so happy that Otto enjoys his vacations with you. Have a great thanksgiving!
My dogs had a great time. I can tell because they were not dragging me away from the place when I picked them up and they have slept all day since we've been home. Thanks Ming and CARE!
Happy dog, happy owners!! Ming and his Care team did a great job once again. This was a short visit, only 2 days, but Bandit was still very excited to go. Good pics to let me know he's making friends all over the place, and they even gave us a Bandit Thanksgiving card! Thanks Ming, Juliet & Jon. We appreciate all you do!
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Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so grateful we've found you! Thank you for always being a caring home away from home for our furry family member.
Ming was a fabulous dog sitter! Finn really enjoyed his stay, and we know he had so much fun on his own vacay, not only playing outside in the back yard, but snuggling inside with Ming and the other dogs. Thank you, Ming!
Dog comes back happy, tired and a little dirty - clearly had fun!
Once again, Darla had a fantastic stay at Ming's! We couldn't be more grateful that we have such a reliable, excellent place to leave her when we need to go out of town. I don't know what we'd do without you guys! Thanks again!
Roscoe had another awesome stay with Ming and crew!!! We got so many cute pics and he looked happy :). He was exhausted when we got him home, so we know he got a lot of good playtime! We are so glad we found Ming!
Toby loves going to hang out with his homies at Mings! I truly believe he knows where we're going when we head to Mings. So far this has been my go to place when I go on vacation or just need a break.
Ming did a great time putting Rosie and us at ease. He and his team are confident dog people who understand pack dynamics and are able to help the dogs feel confident and less fearful in a new situation. We will definitely be coming back.
the worlds best-
Shamus had a great time at Ming's!
Ming and his team are wonderful, I was so happy to receive pictures of ozzie having such a great time with his new friends. I'll definitely be back! Min
Another great stay! I'm sure she sees you as part of the family :)
Ming is pure simple awesome. Our dog loves her time there. we get daily pictures and can see how happy she is with Ming and other dogs at his house. She even doesn't want to come back when we go to get her- as she is so happy there !!
Ming is great!! He is always so flexible with setting up our times. He added on two extra days when our plans changed last minute. Always reliable, and our dog loves him! She can be a challenge with other dogs, but he handles her so well.
Ming watches our dog all the time and she absolutely loves it there!
Ming and team awesome as always! Thanks for taking care of our furry family member and keeping us in the loop with cute photo updates.
Great host! He was hosting a large pack of dogs when our pup was there. Our dog came back an exhausted but happy guy. Highly recommend.
I moved and I still can't stay away from Ming's house! my girls love it there. Lola even ate the team's dinner and Ming was completely OK with it! Sorry!
Juliet, Ming, and the team were great! I was very impressed with their care and dedication for my dog and appreciated their constant picture updates. I'm sure my dog, Chloe, was quite upset when I had to taker her back home and can't wait to come back to stay and play again some time!
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Leaving my dog for 1 week with complete strangers was nerve recking for me but when I met my host all of my anxiety went away! Jon and Juliette kept my dog (Cookie) safe and are very trustworthy. I received updates daily from them and I def will refer and use them again. Thanks so much to the both of you for allowing my buddy into your home and treating her like she was your own
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Another satisfied stay for Rocco with Ming. Thanks for the pictures, always love seeing him with new friends. Thanks again!
Ming was great. We recieved updated photos of our dog and when we picked him up he was so tired from running and playing all weekend.
Great as always!!!
Thanks to Ming and team. Rocco had a great stay with you guys. Came home happy and relaxed but he misses all the friends he met and being outdoors. Thanks for all the daily photos!
Once again Brooklyn had a great time with Ming and the crew. It was so nice to receive multiple photos every day throughout our trip of our pup. She was clearly having a good time with the pack and came back home to us after two weeks happy and ready for a bath and a nap! Everyone is super responsive and wonderfully kind.
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We love Ming! Our pup had another fantastic vacay with Ming. I have recommended Ming to friends and we all agree this is the best place to leave your dog while you are away. He treats your dog like they are his own. Thank you, Ming (and Jon)!!
Our dog always has the best time when she stays with Ming!
I loved the way that Ming and his staff keeps you informed of your pet's day with photos thru-out the day.I never met Ming on my initial visit or drop off or pick up, but his staff was great.Juliet was very knowledgeable with dogs. I will probably return without any hesitations.
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Ming, took good care of Brian. He had a blast and sent many pictures to prove it. Will definitely use again.
I received photos of Mya once or twice per day. She appeared well taken care of when I arrived to pick her up. She had not appeared to have lost any weight as with a few prior places. My only issue is that there is very little flexibility with drop offs or pick ups. It's either early morning or late night.
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Ziggy had an amazing time at Ming's as usual! He was exhausted when he finally returned home. Juliet and Jon took great care of Ziggy. They were so understanding when I had to pick up Ziggy a little late! They're great!!
ALWAYS A GREAT STAY AT MING'S! THE GIRLS LOVE IT THERE.
My bff/dog/4 legged son will only go to Ming. If he's not avail (just ask he will find a way to accommodate)..I will change my trip plans....
This was my second time using Ming and Capital Animal Rescue and I would definitely go there over and over again as I am always traveling. Thank you so much for the constant updates with pictures and loving Buffy. You are truly a life saver!
The team always go beyond my expectations. Jon, Ming's cousin was taking care of Kogi this week. He was super sweet and Kogi bonded with Jon right away. Kogi sleep with us on the bed and Jon didn't have any problems making Kogi feel at home snuggling with him at night on his bed, too.

They always send pictures through the day and I love how they call Kogi "cutie" :)

They answer my text and request right away. They are amazing!

Thank you guys!
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Awesome as ever. Tired, happy pup.
Our dog always has the best time here. They send lots of pictures and we have full peace of mind that she is in good hands!
This was my dog's third stay with Ming, and he had a great time as usual!
I big guy KNOWS when we pull into Ming's driveway..he gets excited..His home away from home..and that makes me happy.
Can't say enough good things. Ming took our rescue pit bull and integrated her into the pack. Tons of photos showing Callie napping, playing tug of war and romping with all the dogs let us relax on our vacation. Ming is the dog whisperer.
Great host for a social dog!
I have a small nervous dog who seemed confident and calm with bigger dogs after just a 2 day stay. She is going back because she seemed so confident and well adjusted when she came back that I think it will help her socialization (and limit her barking with neighborhood dogs at home). Previously when she came back from other dog boarding at the local commercial boarding place she was more nervous. I think she gained confidence with guidance and Ming's other dogs. She is going back in a few weeks. Other pluses, good communication!
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Ming was excellent, He provided pictures during the stay. The dogs had a blast!! they were worn out for two days after they got back home. Highly recommend!!!
Than you Ming and team...I only trust Ming with my HONEY BEE. I appreciate you guys giving me a sense of security when I'm away on business.
We love Ming! Another great stay for our pup. We have been bringing her to Ming's since she was a puppy and she still loves it. We like to think of it as dog camp--she loves to see all her friends and we love all the picture updates Ming sends!
This is the second time we have left Della with Ming as just like the last time it was perfect. Della did great and Ming sent pictures everyday of all of Della's adventures which my kids loved. I will most definitely leave Della with them again.
Great place to leave your dog. My dog (who is afraid of her own shadow) started to feel right at home.
Ming is the ONLY place my dog will go.
Kizzy had another great stay at Ming's!
Summer vacation means Bandit gets to hang out with Ming and all his buddies! We saw Bandit playing with several dogs, running around the yard and getting sprayed with the hose which he absolutely loves! Really great pics - professional quality. Thanks again Ming!!
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Ming and his staff are fantastic! This was my dogs third visit this year and I'll definitely have Ming watch him again next time I travel. Ming and his staff are very attentive and Mac is always happy to be there. There is plenty of interaction and play with other dogs and people. It's always been a great experience for my dog and I'll continue to use their services anytime I need someone to watch Mac. I would recommend Ming to anyone who wants there dog to be genuinely cared for while they are away
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I was very nervous about Buffy going with anyone but Ming was awesome. He kept me updated with great photos and had Buffy interacting with other dogs. I would use his services over and over again!
We did an overnight trial to see how our rescue pit bull would do in an environment with other dogs. We were nervous but Ming was not -- he was calm, cool, and collected and helped her integrate into the pack. A huge relief for us and a new future for our Callie. I am totally thrilled!!!!
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Another great stay at Ming's...At this point, we plan our vacations around when Ming is available! It is so great to know our pup is well taken care of while we are away. The picture updates are the best! Thanks, again, Ming!
Ming was perfect! Sent pictures, kept me updated, and my dog came back happy, healthy, and snored like a baby that night. Haha. Thanks again everyone at Capital Animal Rescue.
Another awesome stay at Ming's!
I had to fly out of town and had someone cancel on me last minute to watch my poodle. Thanks to this site and especially to Ming C. for being able to take my poodle last minute. The best thing was they kept sending me update photos of what my poodle was doing! :)

Ming C. is quick to respond and answer your questions!

This was my poodles first time staying over night (couple of nights) with other dogs, so hopefully he had fun.
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Tucker had a great time and I couldn't be more happy. Ming sent pictures daily of Tucker running and playing with the other dogs followed by nap time. I'll definitely use Ming again!
Ming has been my savior. I am so glad I found him. Unfortunately I am going through a separation with my husband and i took the dogs with me. I needed to get out of town for a couple days and I came across him on dogvacay. They stayed with him for a total of nine days and had a blast. I loved all of the photos and updates he sent me during my trip so I didn't worry at all about them. Since I have gotten back, I have used him frequently if I need to stay later at work or if I have to look at new homes. I know I can text him at the last minute and 9 times out of 10 he is willing to take the girls. He really has helped a lot during this time in my life and I am very grateful and so are the girls!
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Another great stay! Ming you are the best!
Another great time! The girls leave smiling and well rested. Thank Ming and the whole crew!
My lola girl and her socialization skills have gotten so much better since going to mings! Thanks so much!
Not sure what I would have done without ming these days. He has helped out so much!
Another great stay! Well worth the money!
Another great time at Ming's! I know I can always be at ease the next day after they leave his house because they are so tired! Thanks ming!
My Lucy girl just woke me up because she is snoring so much after her stay at Ming's! Always a great time for my girls
Another awesome stay at Ming's! They love going there!
Our dog stays with Ming frequently. He is the absolute best!! Outstanding communication throughout the stay, and I know that our dog is well treated and cared for in our absence. We adore Ming!!
Can't say enough good things about our dog's stay at Ming's. It was our first vacation since getting a new puppy, so we were a little nervous, but he was in excellent hands. Ming sends photos regularly and takes really good care of the dogs; he was in touch with me while we were gone when he had questions about a medical issue left over from surgery the month before. I think my dog may be a little disappointed to be home, truthfully -- there are no pals to play with non-stop. We will definitely be back!
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I would highly recommend Ming and company to anyone looking for a pet sitter. My two dogs had never been left with anyone outside family prior to their recent stay with Ming and they both had a great time. Ming also sends lots of photo updates which is great when you’re missing your pups. Our dogs came home happy and tired.
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Ming was fabulous! We were away for a week, and received pics every day of our dog playing outside and snuggling inside. Ming clearly understands dogs, and he knows how to handle them well. We got a great dog training lesson during our Meet and Greet! We will take our dogs to Ming again for certain!
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Another great stay with Ming! This time I left my pup for over a week while I was out of the country. I felt very comfortable leaving her with him and received so many cute photos of her playing! I wouldn't leave her with anyone else!! Thanks again Ming!
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Once again, our pup thoroughly enjoyed his weekend stay with Ming!
Ming is the best! If I am not mistaking, I took my dog over to Ming's house in a fairly unclean state, and when I picked her up, she was pristine clean. Thank you, Ming for the pampering.

So many cute pictures were sent via email and that in and of itself was such a comfort.

Thank you, Ming.

Barbara
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My German Shorthaired Pointer had her first weekend stay with Ming and he made sure both of us were comfortable and happy with her first boarding experience. Ming is exceptional with dogs and clearly has a special talent for communicating with them. My pup is a sensitive girl and he helped ease her anxiety and settle her in for a weekend with her new dog friends. She was happy when we picked her up and exhausted from all the dog time for the rest of the evening. I'd trust Ming with my favorite girl again!
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geat...im not using anyone else.
We were worried about leaving our 7 month old lab puppy Milo for 5 days because we haven't spent a day apart since the day we picked him up... But after our meet and greet with Ming we knew he was in the BEST hands possible. Ming and his team are pros, and genuine dog loving good people. We will absolutely use Capital Animal Rescue again and refer Ming to all of our friends needing dog vacay services!
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Another great stay with Ming. Lots of play time and lots of pics! Thanks Ming!!
This was the second time our high-energy dog stayed with Ming and she comes home happy and exhausted from all the playing and social interaction. Love all the photo updates we get while we're away, too! Ming & Co is the best!!!
So, I was so very nervous about leaving Toby for 10 whole days! Would he be okay, mad, sad? Everything was going through my mind, but .....I was going on vacation. So, I dropped him off on a Thursday and patiently waited for updates, via pics from Ming. I love those pictures! They give me of sense that he's okay and having a good time. So, I felt a bit at ease, but still wanted to get back and pick him up. He was exhausted. He had so much fun playing he rested to whole day (which was fine by me). We both needed a vacation after our vacation. He was a bit confused and had to remind himself he was back home now, but in a few days he was his normally jolly self. Ming's place will always be my go-to spot for Toby.
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Great overall experience. First time user. Did not even know about DogVacay when I started searching for boarding options. Very glad I found DogVacay, and Ming C, in particular. Chose Ming C based on his profile photo showing him reading a book to a rapt audience of about 12 dogs in his living room. Summed up what I wanted for my dog - room to roam in the house, canine companionship and someone who loved but could control dogs. Ming C did not disappoint. My dog (German Shepherd) is not always the easiest, but she had a great time, apparently no problems. Got daily updates via photos of her playing inside and out with other dogs. She got so much exercise she even lost a few pounds - a good thing (don't tell her I said that). Highly recommend Ming C.
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Ming and the C.A.R.E. team are the best! Our dogs loved their stay and were exhausted when they got home. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a dog sitter!
As always, Darla had another fantastic stay at Ming's place. He continues to be our go-to dogsitter -- it's so wonderful to be able to enjoy time away without any worries! Thanks again, Ming!
Second time reserving a stay with Ming and once again it was great. Their home seems to be designed for dogs and I think my two dogs really love spending so much time outside and they get along with the other dogs well (or at least it looks that way in all of the pictures we get). The staff is really good at sending lots of updates throughout the stay.
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Ming is great! My dogs seemed to have had a great time with the staff there and the other dogs. They're always tuckered out when they come home!
Ming and his team seemed very loving!
This was Cooper's sixth visit to Ming's and it just gets better every time. I am so grateful that I found Ming and his gang. Cooper gets more exercise there than at home, and even though he won't play with the dogs in the dog park, he feels safe enough to have a grand old time with the dogs at Ming's. I had been lucky during my entire life with dogs. I always had a friend or relative where my dogs felt safe and I could leave them, and I hated the entire idea of a kennel, or worse yet, a crate! The fact that Cooper can treat Ming's like his own house is fabulous. It makes him feel right at home. Ming has also been super-flexible in the drop-off pick-up times because even though I live in Maryland, I work in Virginia and really only have specific times I can work with. He has been great about this and I have never had a problem. Cooper is a rescue dog who goes to work every day with me, and when I leave the office just to get a sandwich he is inconsolable and howls the entire time I am gone. He can't be comforted. This is one reason I was so scared to leave Cooper in a new place. But Ming is the dog whisperer and there has never been a problem. If you are nervous about going to Ming's because he takes in multiple dogs, don't be. Your dog may develop social behaviors that you have been trying to instill in him forever. I was delighted to receive a picture this weekend of Cooper snuggled up to another dog on the couch. Cooper was happy and that made me happy.
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Visit number five for Cooper and everything went perfectly.
Another successful visit to Ming's. Cooper came home so exhausted he couldn't move until the next day. I was delighted.
As always, Jack's recent stay with Ming was great - he gets to work on his socialization with other dogs, AND he gets lots of love and attention from Ming and his human pack. Worth the drive from the city!
For people like me who absolutely love their pets, Ming and his team are a godsend! Dexter and Divi were well taken care of. Thanks Ming to you and your team! We will see you again soon.
I cannot explain how delighted my girls and I have come across Ming and his family. I planned a trip to go to New Orleans for a couple days and I not only extended the trip once but twice. Ming was very easy to work with and happy to have my girls stay with him. Each day I would get some great pictures showing just how much fun they were having. When I initially walked in and saw them for the first time in nine days, I saw they both had lost some much needed weight. Since then, Ming has helped me with them if I need a break or if I have plans. He responds quickly to texts or emails. I know I can count on Ming! Each time the girls come home, they are so tired. It is wonderful! In addition, Ming has also given me some much needed training tips. I cannot say enough great things about Ming and his practice. He really does have a gift. I am very fortunate to have found him. Thanks Ming!
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When we called Ming for this trip on very short notice, he was going to be out of town, but Jon was still going to be around...and he's just as fantastic as Ming - same great communication, same level of care, and just as many photos while we were away. My family has used a ton of dog boarding services, but C.A.R. is by far the best for us.
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We're repeat customers because Ming is so fantastic. The dogs loved it and we got a ton of pics to keep us at ease, including some with Ming in full Santa costume with the dogs. We recommend Ming to all the dog owners we run into now.
Once again, our pup had a fabulous stay at Ming's place. We loved the photo updates, and Darla came home very happy and exhausted from all the fun-- a dog guardian's dream! Ming and his family continue to be our go-to dogsitters.
I am so happy with my dog's stay at Ming's house! Although Ming was not in town, his cousin Jon took great care of my pup! He answered my million questions and sent picture updates daily. I can tell Max had tons of fun during his stay. Thanks again for everything!!
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My dog Bandit gives his visit to Ming's house 5 out of 5 woofs!! Ming believes that dogs are pack animals and as such really thrive with other dogs. I can definitely attest to that. Bandit loves playing with the other dogs. I highly recommend Ming and will definitely use him again and again and ...
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Roscoe had an great time at Ming's! Lots of playing with other doggies! And lots of pics throughout the week. He came home exhausted. So grateful that we found Ming-- I don't think anyone else could handle Roscoe!!
My 6.5 yr old Jindo has terrible separation anxiety and is quite needy. She's not very social + prefers 1 on 1 attn from ppl. I've boarded her (crated & cageless) & taken her to many doggy daycares in the area & she hated them all. I found Ming on DogVacay & decided to give it a try. Lola stayed there for a week & she was so relaxed that when I went to pick her up, she didn't even notice me. Ming made her special meals when she didn't wanna eat her food & sent tons of photo updates! Great stay!!
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Ming was awesome. He is a caring dog person, sensitive to each of our three dogs needs. He is so knowledgeable about dog behavior, and helped one of our pups actually enjoy what would usually have been a stressful experience for her (meeting and interacting with other dogs).Ming and the entire DogVacay staff are a helpful group,that provide peace of mind when we need to be away and cannot take our dogs with us
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Ming and his family were wonderful hosts to our 1.5 year old lab mix Phoebe. Phoebe stayed with Ming for 2 weeks earlier this month when my fiance and I took a trip to China. During this time, Ming sent us daily updates and photos of Phoebe playing, sleeping, relaxing, and jostling in the yard with other dogs. Phoebe is very energetic and playful, and it looks like the stay with Ming provided many outlets for her energy.

Ming is incredibly responsive and warm and always responded promptly to our questions and comments, and his genuine affection for dogs really came through.

At the end of the two weeks, when we picked Phoebe up, she was happy, relaxed, healthy, and tired from her own vacation. :-) Thank you, Ming, for the great care you took of Phoebe. We will definitely book with you again when we go out of town.
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I couldn't be happier with my first boarding experience for my dear Adelaide! Though saying goodbye to my girl was hard as we've never spent a night apart before, I was confident that she was being left in good hands and would be happy. The many picture updates I received were awesome, I missed my girl a lot and it helped to see what she was up to. I even got videos of her! I highly recommend this place and a recommendation from an overly protective and very picky pet parent means a lot! :)
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Toby loves hanging out with his homies a Mings. And I absolutely LOVE the pictures they send. He always looks like he's having a GREAT time.
Being the very overprotective pet parent that I am, beginning the task of exploring boarding options for my girl was stressful. I set out looking for a place that I knew my girl would be comfortable and happy and that would give me peace of mind when I had to make a trip where I absolutely couldn't take my Adelaide. I tried one other host before Ming via DogVacay and did not have a positive experience based on the demeanor of my Adelaide when I brought her home. It took her a day and a half to get back to her usual self! To me, that is unacceptable. Discouraged, but knowing I still needed to find someone I reached out to Ming. What appealed to me the most was his extensive and varied experience with dogs and the genuine care/love for dogs he seemed to exude in his profile. We had our meet-and-greet and Adelaide took to him well and had a healthy level of shy curiosity.

Before trying out boarding, we scheduled a day of daycare to see how Adelaide fit in with Ming's household. To me, the most telling indicator of how good a host is is how my dog is when I pick her up. I could like the location, people and level of confidence of the host (which I did for Ming) but if my dog didn't show me she had a good time I would continue looking for a place that satisfied both of us. When I picked Adelaide up she was very happy and acted like herself which is huge for me!!! :) I didn't even have to see all the great pictures Ming took of Adelaide to know she was well taken care!
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I loved Ming and so did my Lola girl! They only met once a time before but as soon as she saw him again, she got super excited. He worked with me on my walking skills with her to grow my own confidence and then somehow he got her in his backyard with about six other dogs around her. I was shocked being that she has always been so reactive to other dogs and was not socialized as a pup prior to me adopting her. By the end of our training she was at ease and she slept like a baby that night. I look forward to a couple more training classes for her and then off to New Orleans for me for a couple days. I know her and my Lucy cannot wait for me to go so they can go back to Ming's!
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It's gotten to the point now that I can tell Jake the night before that we're going to "Ming's house tomorrow," and Jake excitedly runs to the door, and when let out, he stands at the back of my car to jump in his place. The boy just loves going here and no matter how many or what type of dogs, Jakey always has a blast. The daily photos keep me relaxed while away and Jake comes home and sleeps for 24 hours. What could be better? Thanks again Ming!
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Ming you are the best! Even though Kuna is often nervous around new people, you were able to make her feel at ease in no time. You also made me feel at east with the many updates. I loved seeing the photos you sent me of Kuna running around having fun with other dogs and getting cuddled in bed. I'm sure next time she sees you stays a few days, she will jump for joy! We will be back!!
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very accommodating - agreed to my last minute request. Ming regularly updated me on Buttercup. Excellent sitter.
Another great stay with Ming!!!
If we could give Ming more than 5 stars we would! Our pup had another great stay and we had a better vacation knowing she was well cared for. A vacay for dogs, indeed! Thanks, Ming!! :)
Bandit loves hanging at Ming's. He loves the other dogs. He loves the attention and exercise and cuddling. Bandit just loves it! Thanks Ming! You're the best!
It was clear that our dog, Saya, was absolutely delighted to be staying at Ming's place. From the daily photo updates to her general excitement, it was clear that our dog greatly enjoyed her time playing with Ming and the other dogs. Saya is always delighted to go to Ming's place and we are happy to know that we can leave her in safe hands.
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This was the first boarding for our dog with Ming C , received pics everyday, very good experience and will definitely use him again, would agree with all the previous positive reviews!
Thank you so much, Ming for making China's stay so good that she didn''t want to leave. She has been moping around a bit, so might have to bring her back even if I don't have to leave town!! Ming - you are the best! Barbara
I've already recommended Ming to friends, Misty has a blast each time she's out there.
Ming is fantastic. I've taken my dog to him twice now and the experience has been wonderful. He really knows how to care for the dogs in his care and my dog loves the interaction with the other dogs there. I will definitely use Ming again if I need someone to watch my dog
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This was our first time using Dog Vacay and Ming was flexible with our drop off and pick up times which was very helpful. I appreciated the photos and text updates he sent me. Our energetic pup slept late the next morning and napped for the most of the day. I think he had a good time. We will definitely use him again.
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Ming is amazing! We have used him twice so far and will keep coming back. Atticus is a pit bull and even though he is a playful puppy, will sometimes receive some discrimination because he is so big and frankly because he is a pit bull. We have been turned down before in interviews, simply because he is too "high energy" (and yes I do take it personally :) But Ming gets it and knows his stuff about dogs. Atticus plays and plays all day with the other dogs and comes back exhausted (which is great for me!). Last night we got in on a very late flight from getting married in Vegas, and even though it was after midnight, Ming was gracious enough to still let us pick him up, even though it was after hours and Ming was sleeping (we felt bad!). We tried to tip him, and were told that any tips go to donations for rescues, which I thought was awesome! If you use Ming, your dog will have a ball. I think Atticus is recovering from a fun weekend, just like I am recovering from Vegas :)
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This was the second time with Ming, and it was a great experience again!
I am so thankful to Ming. I had an emergency and was going to leave my dog at a kennel near Ming's house -- Paradise for Pets -- which I had checked on the washington checkbook. But I got a really funny feeling while there and felt like we were in the gulag. So I made an emergency call to Ming. I quickly took my dog to him - and the difference was night and day. He had a handful of sweet, well-groomed dogs, all lounging around a lovely house - like a luxury villa. It is so important that we trust our feelings when leaving our pets somewhere. I knew while I was out of town that Seenymphe was in good hands. And in 24 hours, I got three photos!! Thank you, Ming.
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Another great stay with Ming! Ming is fantastic about sending picture updates multiple times during the day and we always enjoy our trips more knowing our pup is having fun, too! Thanks so much, Ming!
My dog had a wonderful time with Ming C! She got to run around and play, and we got plenty of photos throughout her stay. I would definitely recommend Ming C for dog boarding, and would use them again!
Our dog is a part of our family, would you take your family member to just anyone? We don't, we take him to Ming C., because he treats him just like family!! The best dog sitter in Silver Spring MD!!
As always Champ had a great time at Ming's!
Ming is the best! He is so patient with my anxious dog and very quickly has her playing with the other pups. He takes the time to get to know each dog, and the dogs love him. And he sends lots of wonderful pictures of my dog resting and playing - very important for me while I'm away from her!! You can rely on Ming for a first-rate experience for both you and your dog.
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Ming was absolutely fantastic!! I don't have enough words to thank him. He did a great job with Kogi. Kogi wasn't feeling very well when we left him, but Ming took care of him. We are sooo thankful for that. Kogi was afraid of big dogs at the beginning, and he was really shy, but after a while we were really happy to see the beautiful daily photos of Kogi and his new friends (big and small) from Ming.

Kogi stayed was over Christmas, so Ming and his staff took a picture of Kogi with Ming dressed up as Santa and send it to us. Love it! That was a very special. surprise. They even put the photo in a portrait and gave to us at the end of Kogi's vacay.

You can definitely trust to leave your dog with Ming, he will truthfully take care of it, and it will give you a lot of peace of mind.

Ming you are the best!

Thanks,

Carmen
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Toby absolutely LOVES his time a Ming's! This time I actually believe he knew where we were going! AND, nothing beats the pictures I received of Toby & his buddies playing & running. I love this place....
We didn't decided until late that we were going to be out for New Year's Eve and out again early on New Year's Day. We called Ming the day before we dropped our dog off and Ming was very accommodating. As usual, Kizzy had a good time at Ming's.
This was Kizzy's second visit to Ming's. I believe if she could talk, she would have said she had a wonderful time at Ming's. Can't wait to go back!
From the moment we arrived to drop our dog, Della, Ming was welcoming and trying to get Della to relax and be ok with her family leaving. We received so many pictures of Della during our absence which thrilled the kids to know that she was doing ok and having fun. Upon our return we were presented with a picture of Della which my oldest daughter put on display in our living room. And although Della was excited to see us and ready to go home, she did say goodbye to Ming. This was a great experience for my family and we would definitely leave Della with him again.
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Ming did a great job with my 3 pooches. I will use him again in the future.
Our dog Bruce appeared to have a great time with Ming. He stayed for a full week, and we got tons of pictures of him playing with lots of other dogs. Ming also gave Bruce all his daily meds. He did come back with a few battle wounds, which was unfortunate but not surprising given his fearless nature to take on any size dog (despite him being 30 lbs). Would not hesitate to use Ming again. Thanks Ming!
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Second stay with Ming!! All around great experience, he seems to really care about animals and my dog loves going to his house. Thanks Ming!
Ming was great! He sent tons of updates and my dog had a wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend!
Ming sent lots of photos so that we could see our Lucy was well taken care of. She came home exhausted and happy! We'd recommend Ming to anyone.
Ming outdid himself this time! He dressed up as Santa and had a professional picture taken with our dog. With professional lighting too! What a precious memory!! Our dog loves hanging out with the other dogs and Ming. I wouldn't take our pooch anywhere else!
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We really enjoyed our experience with Ming! He was attentive to the needs of our older dog and kept us informed of how she was handling her stay. Ming is clearly a dog person; we wouldn't hesitate to leave Gabbie with him again. Thank you!
Terrific. Best Doggy Vacay option in the DC-area.
Very easy to communicate with from meet and greet until pick up day. Sent pictures constantly and Misty had a blast there.
Ming is so awesome - he dressed up as Santa and took pictures with the pups, which absolutely made my day. We wish we could have a Ming right next door! :-)
It is not hard to see that Ming and his partner Andy are supreme dog lovers! They have created a dog center that brings the best out of any dog because they are much more than dogsitters! -- I will definitely re-book with again!

Thanks for taking care of my pup! She had a blast with the other guests and I am sure she appreciated the hospitality!

A+++++++++++++++
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Ming was great! Kogi seems very happy and tired when came back home. He stayed overnight for the first time and he looks like he had a great time. I love the pictures that Ming sent all day. Great experience. And thanks to Andy to open the door with a great smile the next day when we went to pick up Kogi.

Thanks Ming and all your staff for taking care of Kogi!
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Ming is a one of a kind dog lover. He really cares for the pets he is responsible for. I really appreciated the photo updates and it looked like my dog had a great time. I wish he lived closer to me because I would send me dog over more regularly. I would not hesitate to recommend Ming to everyone I know. I will definitely utilize his services in the future.
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Ming is fantastic. He was quick to reply to messages and flexible in working with our changing schedule but, most importantly, he was amazing at handling our three dogs. He was especially good with our nervous boxer, who usually hates being away from us. By the end of the trip, we were getting pics of Gadget running around with the other dogs and sitting in Ming's lap. We wouldn't hesitate to leave our dogs with Ming again.
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Bernie was tired after coming back from Ming's. It was nice to have photos sent every day and Bernie was able to play outside every day. I think
Excellent as always. Ming is the best in the DC-area.
Jack had another great stay with Ming - and the pictures he sent of all the doggies were the highlight of our Thanksgiving conversations! When Jack hurt his leg during the trip, Ming was great with keeping me updated and even sent videos so I could understand the situation.
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Another fantastic stay with Ming! He really is the dog whisperer and he cares about all the dogs he has so much! I have told other friends about DogVacay because of how awesome Ming is...not sure what we would do without him! Thanks again, Ming!!
Our dog had a wonderful time at Ming's. He was worn out, which is a good thing. Ming is always making improvements to his house. This time he put a door in the foyer so the dogs won't jump over the gate or go crazy when they see people. Very smart. I highly recommend Ming and so does my dog!
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Ming is AMAZING! He really knows how to handle dogs, and you can tell that he genuinely loves them. I have a very hyper dog, who loves to play and run. I really liked how he allowed her to roam around his house and play with the other dogs (he usually has 10+ dogs staying with him over the holidays). I would absolutely recommend Ming and plan on booking again with him for Christmas.
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I've used Ming and Juliet several times when I'm going out of town and needed somewhere for my dog to stay and I highly recommend them. Ming and Juliet send photo updates at least once a day (and more often, multiple times a day!) and I quickly saw how much my dog enjoyed her time with Ming and Juliet. When I get back in town and try to pick up my dog it's like she doesn't want to leave!
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Champ's first stay with Ming was awesome! I could tell by the daily pictures that Ming sent to us, that he was happy and loving every minute of it. It is so hard to find someone that you can really trust to love your pet like you do, but with Ming you will never have that problem. He truly has your furbaby's best interest at heart. We will become a regular customer of his!
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Toby loves his stays with Ming! I always feel comfortable leaving him; especially when I receive pictures of him playing. He always looks so happy in those pictures! They're the best and I'll (we'll) be back again and again.
Another fantastic experience with Ming! Our pup, Darla, seemed to have had the time of her life -- she came back home happy and absolutely exhausted from all the fun! Thanks again for being so wonderful, Ming!
3rd time trusting Ming with our Jake. He gets excited now when we drive into Ming's neighborhood because he knows he's going to his buddy's house to play. The daily updates on how he's doing and the photos of him playing and cozying up in bed are great peace of mind while away. Thanks Ming and Juliet for taking care of my boy.
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Ming has been very responsible for my dog NuNu, he loves dogs very much! NuNu enjoyed staying his place very much, NuNu got old and new friends at Ming's place, they had a big fun over there. The place is very clean and nice. I would like to thank Ming for his wonderful working attitude!
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I have left my scared little rescue dog with Ming twice now and wouldn't hesitate to do it again. They spoil him rotten over there. Once he was the only dog but the next time there were other dogs for him to play with and he had the time of his life. He was exhausted when I brought him home and slept straight through until mid-day the next day. This is what I have always wanted for him. They sent me lots of great pictures which originally I thought was a little corny but their photographs are frameable. I'm going out of town again and hoping Ming is available. He truly is a dog whisperer.
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Second time leaving Mickey with Ming and Juliet. Couldn't be happier. Mickey is more social then ever. (and I thought it wasn't possible) I'm glad my dog is able to have this in his older life:)
OMG my girls did not want to come home, they were so loved and pampered they never even missed me. The best Dog baby sitters ever. Will use Ming if I have to drive 100 miles. We received photos and emails about the girls everyday, sometimes twice a day. The girls were so happy with Ming and can't wait to go back with so many good reviews I hope he keeps an opening for my girls

Lynda
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Our dog loves to go to Ming's. This time Juliet took care of our dog and sent us great photos of him playing, wrestling, snuggling and licking her face and just having the best time ever. I highly recommend Ming and Juliet. Thanks so much!!!
Lola had another great stay at Ming's! Juliet even tried to work with her on walking on a leash!
Let me start by saying I'm an so HAPPY to have found both DogVacay AND Ming & Juliet! I had planned on a resort stay, but didn't have time to meet their 'evaluation' requirements and didn't want to leave Toby at home ALL DAY. I felt Ming's energy oozing out of the words on his profile and knew I'd found a safe, fun, and caring place for Toby to meet new K9 & human friends. Juliet responded quickly, which was GREAT as time was NOT on my side. She asked about Toby and quickly agreed to have him over. When I brought him we had a meet & greet and I was comfortable right off the bat. While I was a way she texted me pictures, which placed my mind at ease (Toby was having a blast). When I picked him up she gave me tips on how to address some of his behavioral issues and ran down his stay. He hardly wanted to leave. We will definitely be back!!!!
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My dog NuNu just had a wonderful vacation at Ming's place. NuNu had a wonderful time with his new and old friends. I got several cool pics during NuNu's vacation there.
Ming was absolutely wonderful! My rescue yorkie is NOT a social dog. Ming had him hanging out with other dogs the first day! The picture updates I received blew my mind! I am so happy that I found someone who is able to deal and work with my dog. I will definitely use him again to care for my dog:-)
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Ming showed us in a few minutes how to train our dog better. Our dog seemed to really enjoy his visit at Ming's and played well with the other dogs.
Ziggy had a great time with Ming as usual!! This visit was very last minute, but Ming always tries to accommodate me and makes room for Ziggy!
Ming treated our Beagles as if they were his own pups! We went on our vacation knowing that Ming would make Annie and Ashley feel right at home, and they quickly claimed Ming's couch as if was their own! We loved the pictures that Ming emailed to us at least once daily, often twice daily! We enjoyed seeing how our girls reacted to the other dogs in his care, and it was obvious that they were quite comfortable. Ming is a true gem, and we plan to make future reservations with him.
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Ming--what can be said that hasn't been stated before: 1. Dog Whisperer 2. Ace Pet Ventura 3. Tarzan the guy was a way with animals..good for him..GREAT for me..I found a place to bring my boi..
Ming is awesome! The minute you walk in with your
critters, he is in total control! He was SO great
about sending daily photos several times a day -
makes it easier to be away from them when they
are clearly having fun and being well taken care
of....

Our only issue was a little problem with communic-
ation - probably our fault - we're tech stupid. We
had a few problems lining up correct drop off time,
etc. No biggie at all. It turned out just fine!

Definitely a great host! :)
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Another awesome stay at Ming's! Ming is fantastic with all the dogs he looks after and is really great about sending picture updates. We are so happy to see that our pup is having a good time while we are out of town. Ming is the best!
Ming is the best. My dog has bad separation anxiety and is all-around nervous on top of that. Ming was able to communicate with her from the instant he met her, and as a bonus he gave me lots of helpful hints on how to handle her. My dog had the supervision and support she needed to relax and enjoy herself - Ming sent pictures of her resting and playing with other dogs. I was able to enjoy my vacay knowing that my dog was in such good hands!! I'll definitely be taking her back again.
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Ming was Wonderful! He understands dogs and really cares. It is like camp for my 4 dogs. He is also very responsive to me when ever I texted him. He also sent pictures of my dogs every day! A++ for Ming!
Awesome! Ming was very accommodating and Lucy really enjoyed being a member of his pack. She can't wait for her next visit.
Ming has been very responsible for my dog NuNu. During my one week vacation, I got NuNu's pic very often, I can tell from these pics that NuNu had fun and enjoyed the place a lot!
This was the second time we used Ming's services for our little guy, Jake and as was the case with the first time, he was awesome! He took Jake on short notice when I was expecting a bunch of company for the weekend and couldn't have an unruly Pit/Boxer mix running around jumping on everyone and running out the door and down the street. I was totally relaxed knowing that my boy was in capable and loving hands. Jake was so excited when I dropped him off this time because he knew he was going to his buddy's house to hang with his puppy peeps. Ming is the best!
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While we went on vacation it seems like Bella went to dog camp. Looks like she had a great time with all of her canine friends as per usual at Ming's. Ming was great with regular updates and not one but several pictures everyday. Always good to know we can go away and not worry about our canine child.

We had a little miscommunication on the pick up time so just need to clarify next time, but otherwise all was good.
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Ming, as always, was awesome during Jack's most recent stay (which was a long one). One of Jack's back CCLs is torn, and he was to have surgery upon our return from vacation, but I had no worries about leaving our injured doggie with Ming - he made sure he was only as active as appropriate, while still ensuring that he had some fun! :-)
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Once again, Lola had a great time with Ming and all the other dogs! Ming seems to genuinely enjoy having her there!
Our 1 1/2 year old rescue dog was still in the process of learning to socialize with other dogs so we were concerned about leaving her with just anyone. We found Ming on Dog Vacay and set up a meet-n-greet with him. Almost immediately upon meeting him, we felt comfortable that Ming could handle our dog. During the week long stay with Ming, he provided daily pictures of our dog running and playing with other dogs. It looked like our dog enjoyed her vacation as much as we enjoyed ours. Ming was wonderful. Would definitely use him again.
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Ming has a great sense of dogs and their behavior. It was wonderful for our dogs to get the socialization of being around other dogs that they did not know. We are very pleased to have found Ming and will definitely use his services again!
Ming happily accommodated a last-minute reservation for our dog, Lola, and we're so glad he did! He sent us pictures while we were away, and it looked like she had a great time running around in the yard and playing with the other dogs that were there. Ming and Jon were both very friendly and seemed to enjoy spending time with our very energetic dog! They were also very flexible about pickup time.
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Another fantastic stay with Ming! Our pup loves Ming's house and always comes home happy and tired. Thank you, Ming!!
We have left our dog with Ming three times now, and every experience has been great. Ming provides daily photo updates, and it's clear that he is expert at keeping dogs happy in his home. When we picked up our pooch, not only was he washed, but his dog bed was as well. We had a great vacation, being able to relax knowing our dog was well taken care of. As a dog-sitter, Ming is as good as they come.
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Our pups recently stayed with Ming for their third visit. After finding Ming we will never use another boarding option. He does a wonderful job of making us feel comfortable and taking care of our babies. They are so excited to visit him that they run right to his door with their tails wagging, and then come home tired out from playing. Knowing that our babies will be in great hands allows us to go on vacation and truly enjoy our time because we don't have to worry. Ming sends us several pictures every day of our babies having a great time, and they even sleep in bed with him. I can't say enough how wonderful Ming is and how happy we are to have found him!
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Ming was great! We booked a 7 day vacation for our little Maltese the same week we took a vacation. I am so glad I found Ming! My dog was never really socialized with other dogs and wasn't particular friendly with many dogs. After one week with Ming he slowly opened up and by the end of the week was playing with a whole group of dogs!

Ming even sent multiple pictures every day along with updates, it was a great touch and made us feel at ease without our dog. I would definitely use Ming again!
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Ming is a very nice person who obviously loves animals. Something that I truly liked was that he constantly sent pictures throughout our dogs stay reassuring us that our dog was okay without us. I would recommend Ming to anyone else.
For the first time, I had to leave my dog behind while I went out of town and I was desperately searching for a place where I could leave my dog and he would get 1-1 attention, be allowed to roam, eat, and sleep freely, be in a place that didn't stink of urine or sound crazy loud because of all the dogs begging for attention and finally about 3 weeks before I left, I came across Ming's profile and that was the end of the story - If I have to go out of town again there is no one else I would ever trust but Ming to watch my dog!!

It was seriously like a miracle when I found Ming's profile - when we had our meet and greet, Ming spent two hours with us, assessing my dogs behaviors and letting my dog get familiarized with his surroundings. There was classical music playing and the other dogs that were there were having a fun time playing with each other.

My dog wasn't socialized much and always seemed to be nervous of people and some dogs, so I wanted to be sure Ming could handle him and offer the type of accommodations I give my dog.

Not only was my dog not kept in a kennel like all the other pet resorts offered, he was free to wonder the house and become socialized with the other dogs.

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw pictures of my dog playing and sleeping with other dogs. Ming would send me pictures and updates every day - truthfully it was because of that type of communication that allowed me to enjoy my trip, otherwise I would've been worrying about him the whole time, so for a change I could actually relax knowing my dog was in good hands.

Ming took the time to learn my dogs weaknesses when we first met and even though I didn't expect any training, when I got my dog back he seemed like he was a new improved dog.

No seriously, it's hard to explain but he's noticeably relaxed, more confident, loving and obedient - it's like he got therapy and seems to be so much more happier now.

I truly can't thank Ming enough for his care, it's unbelievable how remarkable this experience has been for us and I will definitely use Ming whenever I can.

This was my first time on dogvacay and the reviews I saw on Ming's profile are accurate - he really is like a dog whisperer of his own!! I checked out 3 "premier dog resorts" in the area but none of them came close to Ming's service and accommodations - if you're like me and have to leave your dog for the first time or for anytime thereafter, there's no one else you should ever trust with your dog except Ming!!!
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I found Ming by default after the first person we contacted took two days to get back to me, leaving my family to have to go to our beach vacay house without me while I scrambled to find another sitter. Note to other sitter-seekers: This is a sign that that person is not the right choice. The good that came from that is I found the sitter we will continue to use from now on. Ming was amazing with my one-year old Boxer-Pitbull mix who is a bundle of energy. He had full control over him and the other dogs he was sitting at all times. Jake came home happy, tired and excited to have had great playtime over four days with all his new friends. You can't go wrong with this sitter. Thank you Ming!
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Ming was very helpful in accommodating our dogs for a last minute reservation. They were happy and healthy when we picked them up.
Our pups stayed with Ming for the fourth time and once again came home happy. We received several photo updates. The best part of staying with Ming is how active the dogs are. They are interacting with other dogs and people so they are never bored. I highly recommend Ming and will be booking with him in the future.
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Ming is an extremely caring individual! He treated my dog as his own and gave me many updates on how he was doing. My dog loves to be around him and other pups when he is at Ming's! Ming gives great service!
Ming was great again with both my dogs. They are big dogs and were really tired from having lots of fun at Ming’s place. I will definitely use Ming in the near future and recommend him to others. Thanks again Ming for taking such great care of my dogs!
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Ming and Juliet were awesome. They were able to accommodate my Cocker with a short notice and handled him well despite of his temperament and possessiveness issues. Will definitely use again.

Updates on activities and photos were a nice touch. It definitely seemed like my pup had a wonderful vacation and kept us worry free.

Thank you for Ming and Juliet for all you help.
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Ming and his friends (Juliet :) ) were really great with Cisco. He is a SUPER energetic puppy and they worked with him to learn the house rules. He had a great time and we were so happy to get multiple photos everyday of his adventures. We know that we will use Ming in the future- Cisco had a great time!
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My husband and I couldn't have been happier with the care that our dog, Sizzla, received from Ming. He was in a large, dog friendly home with tons of toys, plenty of full water bowls (our pup drinks a lot so this is important), the freedom to explore the house or relax on the furniture, and a huge fenced in yard. Sizzla also had other dogs to play with, which made his time at Ming's even better! My husband and I had a long trip to Ohio for the Fourth of July weekend, Sizzla is like our child and we typically take him everywhere with us, so boarding him for several days just isn't something we like to do. I cannot tell you how stress free and relaxed we felt about Sizzla being with Ming. He sent us updates and lots of awesome pictures. Never once did I feel worried about Sizzla or rushed to make it back home to pick him up. My husband and I enjoyed our vacation much better knowing that our dog was in great hands. It is obvious how much Ming loves animals. He will truly take care of your pet just as you would. We will DEFINITELY use Ming again!
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Our chow, Bobo, is not too friendly toward non-family members. Whenever friends or strangers comes, he'll bark at them and keep a distance from them. He won't let strangers pet them. After such a short time Ming was able to walk Bobo and pet him. Bobo will also go to him when called. Amazing.
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Ming was awesome !! Our 2 yr old boxer/lab high energy pup was so happy to be with Ming. We have used other great hosts in past 2 years, but Ming is definitely the best !! He made us comfortable as this was our first time, and we could see that our pup was ecstatic to play with him. He is caring, warm, affectionate and kept us updated with lots and lots of pictures :) We were afraid that with all the pampering or pup got, she may not like to come back! we look forward to using Ming again in a few weeks when we go overseas. It is a long drive from our home in VA, but well worth it.
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Our two dogs, Titan and Finley, seemed quite happy and well cared for while staying with Ming. Ming was very attentive to our needs and seemed to assess the dogs personalities quickly and accurately. He was very knowledgable about dog behavior and offered us some ideas on how to deal with a few problem areas. We received daily pictures and felt comfortable calling for further updates. We would certainly use Ming again the next time we went away.
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Our dog loves Ming and so do we! Ming sent some great pics of our dog playing, frolicking and just hanging out. Ming also gave us some great grooming tips as our dog has been shedding profusely. I highly recommend Ming.
Ming is an awesome dog sitter. He is very dog-oriented and when I pick Trixie up or take her there she is very relaxed and she is a pretty excitable dog. I only wish he was a little bit closer to our house, I'd bring her there all the time !
Ming did a phenomenal job watching my pet greyhound. It was great to be able to check my email and see pictures of her playing with other dogs and enjoying her vacation while I enjoyed mine. I was also pleased by how adaptable Ming was to the requests I had that were specific to my dog. I highly recommend Ming's services.
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Our fur babies absolutely love Ming and so do we! Recently we left our babies with him for the second time, for five days. Not only did we get daily emails (sometimes more than once a day) with several pictures, but we also picked up very happy puppies. It was easy to see from the pics that they had a blast with Ming and the other fur guests. Ming took wonderful care of our babies, let them sleep on the bed with him, and gave them lots of love. We didn't have to worry for even a moment on our vacation which allowed us to truly relax and enjoy ourselves. Thanks Ming! We'll be back for sure!
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My dog loves going to see Ming and the other dogs! Ming has a great knowledge of dog behavior and really does love dogs. I am totally comfortable leaving my lab mix with Ming. Thanks again, Ming!
This was our Cavalier King Charles' 2nd stay with Ming. Ming sent us several photos every day we were gone (7 days) and we looked forward to every one of them. He'd also send us messages about how our pooch was doing. He even bathed him since he got dirtied up in the snow (and he asked us first). We'll definitely be coming back. Thanks, Ming!
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This visit, Mind sent the best dog photo ever, with Gussie and Grover practically flying in the air while playing in the backyard. All four dogs watch tv in bed, sitting in the exact same spots they use at home. Even the Foz likes Ming, which is really saying something.
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My little guy loves going to Ming's
I am behind on writing reviews for previous stays, but that's partially because I can't think of new ways to describe how great Ming is! Jack always has a great time when he goes on Vacay - and he is usually pooped when he comes home! Ming always seems happy to see our pup and sad when he leaves, which makes us feel great.
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Ming is one of the most skilled and loving people we have ever trusted with taking care of our rescued Pitbull, Jack. Jack is always happy to see Ming and has a great time playing with old friends and meeting new ones. Jack will often test the limits of new people or dogs, but Ming knows just how to handle him and keep everyone safe and happy. We wish Jack could hang out with Ming and his pack every day!
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My experience with Ming was not good. I appreciate him taking us in as a last minute reservation, but his house looked like a bachelor pad, he had cameras all over, he had a problem with my puppy peeing...after all he is learning to go outside... and he was very rude, constantly being critical about my 2 dogs. They were really excited in the morning when I dropped them off, and he had the nerve to ask, "how much training have they had??!" My dogs are normal happy-go-lucky dogs, and because I didn't have any other options, I had to leave them there, and I didn't feel comfortable leaving them with him. This isn't the worst part. The worst part is, when I picked them up, one of my dogs tails was bent, and she couldn't even sit in the car on the ride home. Not only did it cost a hundred and something to board them all weekend, I now had to take one of my dogs to the VET! NO I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS DOGSITTER.
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This is our first experience with Dogvacay, and our first experience boarding our dog since he came home from the shelter. Everything was great! Ming was very welcoming and accommodating. It was obvious that our dog Montes made himself right at home and enjoyed playing with the other dogs at Ming's house and hanging out with Ming. We appreciated the daily photo. Ming's report on Montes's behavior also will help us as we continue to train the dog.
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Ming was great with our Chihuahua, Marley. Marley is a little testy with other dogs, so we worried about leaving him with dogs he didn’t know, particularly for two long stays. But Ming was a great host. He sent us many emails and pictures to keep us updated and clearly took time to make sure Marley was integrated with the other dogs and in his home. Marley got A-1 treatment—he got lots of exercise, plenty of interaction with other dogs and slept in Ming’s bed. We couldn’t have asked for a better host. It’s clear Ming knows what he’s doing—he even gave us some pointers on how to manage Marley’s fear of other dogs. You can’t go wrong with him!
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All-in-all happy with Ming. My dog needed to be confined a bit and kept calm due to heart issues, and also needed medicine twice a day. I believe all of this was done exactly as asked. However, I brought the food needed for the time I was away and upon my return much of it was still leftover and my dog is 3 or 4lbs lighter than he was when I dropped him off 10 days earlier. I fed him upon returning home and he ate quickly. I'm not sure what happened with feeding while he was there.
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Ming was awesome and saved us at the last minute. We needed someone to watch our new dog over the holidays and Ming was able to do this. Roscoe had lots of fun with the other pups! Thanks, Ming!!
Ming is terrific!
During our meet and greet, he got down on the floor - on Dobby's level (she is 20 lbs), and she was comfortable with him in a very short time. He sent pictures and texted daily with news of how Dobby was doing. Dobby enjoyed playing with the other dogs staying with Ming, as well as exercising on his treadmill.
We would highly recommend Ming!
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Ming watched our lab mix dog for 9 days over Christmas and our dog loved it! Our dog loves hanging out with the other dogs. Our dog can be a handful sometimes, but Ming knows just what to do settle him down. Ming definitely has a talent for dealing with dogs. I highly recommend Ming and will definitely be using him again. Thanks Ming!
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Once again, Ming was amazing and Zoey had a great time! She was so happy when we picked her up, which makes *us* so happy. It is such a relief to know that we can leave her with Ming and she is safe and well taken care of (and loved)! Ming was flexible with when we picked her up, which was so nice after a long cross-country flight. Thanks so much, Ming!
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Ming is Great!
Jack loves his vacations with Ming! Thanksgiving was no exception - Jack had a great time and made tons of new doggie friends. The photos were fantastic, and our pup came home absolutely tuckered out from all the fun. We love Ming and wouldn't trust our canine kiddo with anyone else!
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Ming was gracious enough to take our Piper at the last minute. He provided the most adorable pictures of Pipers stay with him and his Friends playing and posing together. During pickup Ming provided several useful training tips. This was our first Vacay with Ming and I was pleased with the choice.
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Ming was great with our Cavalier King Charles, Shamus. We were able to enjoy our vacation knowing Shamus had an amazing backyard to run around in, other friendly pups to play with and a caring host in Ming. Ming also updated us 3-4 times a day with pictures of Shamus playing outside - which we really looked forward to. Thanks, Ming - and hopefully we'll see you during Shamus' next dog vacay!
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Ming was great as usual! Bandit loves it there playing with all the other dogs. Ming sent lots of pictures even though it was only 4 days. He even sent some on Thanksgiving morning! I highly recommended Ming and will definitely use him again.
This was our first time using DogVacay and we were so relieved to find Ming. Zoey had a great time and we were so happy to see all the picture updates from Ming while we were gone--it was obvious Zoey was having great time! Leaving our dog with Ming and knowing she was ok helped us enjoy our vacation. We will definitely use him again. Thanks, Ming!!
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Ming was great! We found out we needed someone to watch Leia a few days before Thanksgiving and Ming responded within minutes. He was very friendly, sent us picture updates throughout the day and our puppy came home tired and happy. We will definitely be asking him to watch her anytime we go out of town.
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I don't know how many ways (since Bella has been there many times) to say that Ming is awesome. Another successful visit for everyone.
Ming is so great with my pup and it's so comforting to know she's staying in a safe, fun place! Worth the money to know my pup is being taken care of, and seeing pics of her stay throughout is great for an anxious pup parent.
Charlie had yet, another amazing time with you Ming. Thank you!
Another great vacation for our pooch! Ming kept us updated with daily photo messages, and our dog was happy and well-taken care of. Great experience, and a top-notch provider.
Once again, Ranger had a fantastic time with Ming. There were abut 5 other dogs there when I dropped him off, and after only 5 minutes, Ranger was running around the back yard, a happy hound!!
Ming has a great environment setup for the dogs in where they can run out to the backyard to play and into the house to rest and eat. He takes great care in making sure that dogs get the socialization they need but at the same time respects the house rules! I especially enjoyed hearing how he has the dogs sleep on the bed with him and each dog has their own place. He truly cares for the dogs and I admire the work he does for the welfare of rescue animals. Thanks Ming!
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Our dog can be jittery about new people, but he immediately treated Ming like an old friend. Ming not only has great skills in dealing with dogs of all breeds and dispositions, he obviously deeply cares for their well-being. After meeting Ming, we had no qualms whatsoever leaving our dog with him for 5 days, and we weren't disappointed. We got photo updates from Ming daily, and we could see our pup was having as much fun on his vacation as we did on ours. Bottom line - this is an awesome host you can't go wrong with.
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Ming is a great host! He took my puppy in last minute for the weekend and took good care of her.
Bailey's second stay with Ming. No stress, no fussiness or whining. She came back as happy as ever. Highly recommended. Thank you!
My first time using dogvacay. I was a bit nervous, but from the get go, Ming was great with my pup. He was also very accommodating to my odd schedule and sent some great pics while I was gone which went a long way to assure me that I had made the right decision.
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Toaster had a fantastic time with Ming! He stayed 5 nights which is the longest that he has ever stayed.

Ming works magic with Toaster. Normally Toaster is not dog friendly. I was amazed at the photos of Toaster socializing with the other dogs on Ming's bed and under the back yard sprinkler!

Mary Ellen
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We had a wonderful experience with Ming. Our dog was happy and well taken care of. It was also wonderful to get daily updates on her going ons and even pictures of her and other dogs playing together.
She was happy and tired when we picked her up. All good signs of a positive experience.
Thank you!
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Ming is the greatest! He took care of our dog, Darla, for the weekend. She came home happy and exhausted from all the fun! We thoroughly enjoyed Ming's written and photo updates throughout the weekend, which let us know Darla was not only being well cared for, but she was having a blast! Ming also took the time to thoughtfully give us tips for further training. We will absolutely be in touch with Ming in the future!
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Ming was great! We had a last minute change in our plans for our dog, and Ming was gracious enough to take our dog the night before we left for vacation. Bandit had a great time playing with all the other dogs. Ming sent us photos every day and this helped my son a lot who was missing our dog. I highly recommend Ming!
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Once again a wonderful stay with Ming. Bella had a great time and is sleeping it off now. Ming is always a godsend. Thanks again!
Ming has cared for our girl Maddie more than once and we feel there couldn't be a better place for her. The care that is provided is so heartfelt that I have completely comfortable leaving Maddie without concern.
Ming had our sweet girl for a whole week and took wonderful care of her. She was finishing up some medicine and he made sure that she took the rest. He sent us wonderful photos of her every day playing with the other dogs. I love that she got o socialize and play all day. Maddie had a blast and a puppy vacation while we were away. We had great peace of mind thanks to Ming's great care.
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We had a very positive experience in leaving our 2 yr. old huskie w/ Ming for the week. He picked up on our dog's personality quickly and seemed to have created a good environment among all the dogs that were under his care during the week. He regularly updated us (notes and pictures) on how things went. The depth of his experience was evident. We'll likely rely on him in the future.
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Ming is a great host and is very easy to work with. Our dog always has a great time with Ming and any other pups who happen to be staying with him. Jack (our pup) loves to play in the big yard and responds well to Ming's direction. We were worried that Jack might try to act out and be disruptive in someone else's home, but Ming has no trouble keeping everyone happy and well-behaved!
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Charlie had a wonderful time with Ming and the other dogs staying at his home. The pictures that Ming sent were great updates to receive. Charlie will definitely be going back for another vacation.
Owen had another great time at Ming's home! We received wonderful pictures and updates, which was great. Thanks for a fabulous visit! Owen loves you!
Ming is great. Particularly, on late notice he dutifully administered some meds to our dog.
Ming is fantastic! This was the first time we used Dog Vacay and have left our pups with anyone other than family or family friends. My one dog is very shy with new people and the last time we left her with a friend was a horrible experience for her. So i was extremely apprehensive about "boarding" her even just for a night. We first met with Ming so we could meet him and he could meet the pups and the experience was so relaxing and comforting. My shy pup warmed up to him by the end of the visit. I was instantly put at ease and had not one worry about leaving either of my dogs with Ming. After dropping them off we received numerous photos and updates of our pups. They looked as relaxed as they would at our own home. When we picked them up it was almost as if they didn't really want to leave. I will be using Ming for any and all of my future needs.
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When I first started the process of looking for other options to board our babies rather than a kennel I was a bit nervous about trying dogvacay.com, but then we found Ming! He was super responsive to my questions and worked with us for our last minute (under a week) reservation for 4 dogs. All the nervousness I had was gone after our meet and greet with Ming. He has a way with animals that they just seem to respond to him. During the day and overnight that we left our two dogs (along with our friends' two dogs) with Ming he made us feel totally relaxed and comfortable by sending us several emails (with pictures) and texts throughout our trip. That allowed us to feel totally at ease and truly enjoy our trip. When we picked up our babies they were happy, bouncing bundles of joy and energy, unlike when we get them from a kennel. Ming even let our babies sleep in bed with him. They were totally spoiled, happy, and loved. I couldn't have asked for a better boarding experience and we will be scheduling with Ming on our next trip for sure!
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I cannot say enough good things about Ming - I would give him 10 stars if I could! We needed relatively last-minute arrangements for our pup, Jack, and Ming was amazing in terms of responding to messages and providing information. He set up a meet and greet super fast, which helped my husband and I feel comfortable with his home and his approach. Jack is not always great with other dogs, and Ming was boarding 2-3 pups at the same time, but everything went great - Ming's demeanor and expertise meant that everyone got along and all of the dogs' needs were met. Ming sent fantastic photos and updates every day, so we could enjoy our vacation without worrying about a thing. I would recommend Ming to anyone, anytime, without question. I only wish he lived closer to us so Jack could have vacays with him more often - the socialization was great for him. Thank you, Ming, you are the best!!! :-)
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