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Chad N.

12 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Chad 's Resident Pets

Frog
Boxer mix
Male
3 years old

Chad 's House

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Outdoor area

About Chad

Hello! We love spending time with our two dogs and know how hard it is to find someone we trust to take care of them while we are away. We had a bad experience the last time that we had to travel so we decided to open our home to other families. We have looked after friends and family members dogs for as long as we can remember. We have also taken care of our training clients dogs, either as board to train or just a vacation for their pets while their families are getting some relaxation.

Chad holds multiple certifications as a professional dog trainer and only employs humane techniques. He was Behavior and Training Manager for a large animal welfare organization locally and has developed behavior and enrichment programs for shelter dogs for years. He has worked for large boarding companies, training their staff on standards of care and how to facilitate playgroups safely. Chad also does emergency response for Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA. He founded Super Dogs and more recently the Sidekick Dog Club.

Everyday starts with breakfast and a play session in our fenced back yard. Usually followed up by a walk around our quiet neighborhood or a nap, depending on the activity level of your dog. Our two dogs Babs and Frog are always excited to meet new friends and are great playmates if your dog likes to romp. We like to take a mid day trip to the park or lake. Our guests are usually pretty wiped out by the afternoon and can benefit from a nice nap. Dinner follows in early evening with another bout of play in the large back yard. A long walk around the neighborhood and a yummy stuffed Kong generally round out the evening. Sleeping arrangements are decided by the dog and their family. We let the dog decide where they would like to rest for the night, we can also accommodate if the dog is crate trained.
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Chad N.

12 Reviews
6 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 30 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 15, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Chad 's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$125 /night
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
Dog Walking
$35 /half-hour
$60 /hour
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Home Visits
$30 /visit
  • Willing to travel 15 miles
Training
$125 /hour
Baths
$45 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$25 each way
  • Willing to travel 40 miles
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12 Reviews
Chad was so great with Scout. He has a big yard for the dogs to run and play. Chad is a trainer so he really knows what he's doing. We will definitely be using him again!
It was the first time, my 7 years old Golden Retriever Chico, stayed for few days away from me and my family. All what I can said is, thank you so much Chad, for making Chico feel secure and happy, and for all the attention you gave to him.
My dog suffers from separation anxiety, so staying with Chad at his house, it was really a life saver for us, while with went out of town during the weekend. I highly recommend Chad and we definitely use his service again.
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We have a French mastiff 1 year old pup, and he loves his time with Chad! He always comes home happy and tired from playing with the other dogs at Chad's :) We feel great leaving him with such an attentive and experienced dog owner when we're out of town! Thanks for everything Chad!!
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Chad was amazing! He took the best care of our girl Bijou! He immediately put her at ease and let us know about all the fun she was going to have! And she did! He sent messages letting us know she was doing great, too! He even brought her to us when we were heading out...Great experience all the way around! Bijou slept all the way home from her great adventure...Thank you, Chad!!!! Highly recommend!!!!!!
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Chad is way more professional and knowledgable than the average person who opens their home for dog boarding. He knew exactly how to handle my two dogs, both of which have very different and very difficult social anxieties. I was relieved to know they were in good hands, and thankful for his updates along the way. He really seemed to be an expert and is very involved in the world of dogs and dog training. He teaches dog training classes and has his whole family involved in it. It is obvious that he is passionate and skilled. I will definitely use Chad's services in the future and my only fear is that my dogs will never want to return home because they are living the dream during daycare with Chad!
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Chad and his family are awesome! Luna has the best time when she is with them & its obvious that she plays all day as she is pooped when she comes back. Being an incredibly overprotected furmomma it took a lot of research to find someone we trust with our baby and Chad outperforms every time!
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Marley had a great time with Chad.
Chad clearly knows dogs. He had the perfect touch for my doggy with his years of dog experience. Toby came home healthy and happy.
I am so glad we found Chad. We used to feel guilty even leaving our puppy with a high-end kennel while we are away. But with Chad and his family, we know that he has a wonderful time because he's almost sorry to come home!
Leaving Toby with Chad is great because there is ZERO guilt. Toby has as much or probably more fun with Chad and both his two and four legged family. Instead of feeling like we are boarding him, it just feels like we're leaving him with his 'other family'. Just the best thing ever, and I am so thankful we found Chad.
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Chad is amazing. It really is clear that for him, this isn't just a job - it's a calling. He loves dogs, and it shows. Our boy Toby was calm, happy, and tired when he finished his first stay. Our dog is so important to us, and I can't think of anyone I would trust more to take care of Toby better than Chad. He'll be our go-to guy for dog care and training from now on!
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Chad's a dog whisperer! He's a great guy and a terrific host for our dogs. He loves dogs and is dedicating much of his time and efforts to dogs and dog training. I was very impressed with Chad's concern about my dog's safety and well-being while at his house and the efforts he took to ensure both. Thanks Chad. See you again soon. Joel and Rainey.
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