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Darrell S.

24 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:

Pet Requirements

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

Darrell's Resident Pets

Yorkshire Terrier
11 yr 11 mo old
Cane Corso
1 yr 6 mo old

Darrell's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About Darrell

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
I am a Professional Dog Trainer certified through Jo-Thors Dog Training Academy. I will not just babysit your dog, we will help them become good K-9 citizens. My wife and I will give your dog(s) one on one attention and teach them basic obedience while in our care. We will love and treat them as if they were our own. Your fur babies will be walked numerous times during the day and taught how to sit and walk nicely on a leash. You don't have to worry about your loved ones being caged up and left alone while in our care. They will get plenty of exercise and socialization. My wife and I are both retired Air Force veterans and now dedicating our time taking care of pups. This is our full time job so your furry friend(s) will be attended to around the clock. We have a passion for taking care of dogs, let us share that passion with you and your pup on his or her next doggyvacay.

***Fleas and Ticks are on the prowl, proof of prevention must be shown at or before drop-off. If proof cannot be presented we will administer a treatment at the expense of the owner. Fee will be added to stay price. $20 for small dogs (0-30lbs) and $30 for Large dogs (31 and over)

**ADDITIONAL SERVICES** (longer train/boarding periods available)
Obedience Training is available while your dog(s) is in our care. Additional cost will apply. If you are interested in obedience training while your pup is boarding please refer to below price list.

5 Private Lessons $699
We will come to you and work on behavioral issues with you and your pup in a one-on-one environment. We will teach you how to teach your dog all of the basic obedience commands such as how to walk on a leash, sit, down, stay and go-around, along with any other behavioral issues your dog my be experiencing.

2 Week Board & Train: $1499
Your dog will learn how to walk on a loose leash, sit, sit-stay and address any behavioral issue your pup may be experiencing. You will also receive 1 free private lesson.

4 week Board & Train: $2500
Your dog will learn how to walk on a loose leash, sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay with distractions. We will also work on socialization, jumping, chewing, barking and any other behavior issue you may be experiencing with your furry friend. You will also receive 2 free private lessons.

Training Material includes, training collar, leather leash, drag line, place training kit, long line, and instructional material. ($99)--included w/board/train packages.

*****Holiday Rates will apply for all major holidays.

You will be required to fill out a release form at the time of booking, please bring completed paperwork with you at time of drop-off.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Leash Pulling
  • Not yet house-trained
  • Advanced senior issues

Darrell S.

24 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 2 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:


  • Available
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  • Booked
  • Last updated February 20, 2017


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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Darrell's Home
$28 /night
  • Watches up to 5+ dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in a crate
Daycare At Darrell's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
$45 /hour
$12 /bath
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24 Reviews
Kim and Darrell are amazing people. I'd give anything to have a talk with our dogs and see how they'd rate Kim and Darrell, but my suspicion is that it would be five stars. Our girls were able to play and run with a variety of other dogs...and I know they had great fun. Moreover, Kim and Darrell have created a wonderful setting for dogs. And I am certain that they were treated very well. We could not be more pleased. FYI: The treat bags Kim gave the girls looked so good, that I was tempted to eat them.
As always, Ryland enjoyed his stay with Darrell and Kim. Its nice to know your little fury baby is in good hands!!! Much appreciated and thanks for all the pics you send through-out his stay. I truly recommend them a sitters !!!
Our dogs had a wonderful experience. They were comfortable from the start. Big backyard with plenty of room to play. Kept us updated with pictures and videos. We will definitely stay here again.
A great experience. Darrell and his wife are very friendly and easy to work with. Their love of dogs is very apparent. I believe they truly enjoy having dogs visit with them. Vacation was a lot more enjoyable knowing that the dogs were cared for so well. They got lots of attention and exercise time. I really appreciated the frequent text updates and pictures.
If there were more stars they would get them all....
We left Taki with confidence that he was in good hands. From the meet and greet we knew they were the ones.
Kept us updated with texts pics and even videos Taki is different in a great way. The attention he got was outstanding I really belive he missed us about 10 mins after we dropped him off.
We cannot thank them enough for all they did while we were on vacation will definatly use their service in the future and from now on.
Trinity did not want to leave! She had a great time with Darrell and his wife. I am already rebooking my next reservation! Amy
Joby was well cared for, and seemed happy when he arrived home. Nice yard for dogs...and a wonderful host.
My dog Pepper had a pawsome vacay with Darrell! She enjoyed playing in the yard and sleeping in a comfy dog bed. Darrell sent frequent updates with pictures, and it made me so happy to know that my girl was in caring hands while I was out of town. I highly recommend Darrell to all the dog parents in our area. Thank you, Darrell, for making my dog's vacay wonderful!!
I was so happy to find a place nearby for Scooter so he wouldn't be confined to a crate at the vet while I was away. Scooter is a senior dog and I felt that Kim was very caring and sympathetic to his needs. Scooter seemed happy and was very energetic when he got home. I suspect he had a fun time.
Absolutely wonderful experience! We were so nervous to leave our dog for ten days while going on vacation out of the country, but after the meet and greet we knew right away Chase would be in great hands. Our dog has always had difficulty socializing with other dogs, so Darrell and his wife focused on working with Chase on that while we were away. When we got back we found out Chase was socializing appropriately, and we were able to take him to the dog park successfully for the first time! We are so thankful, and will definitely use Darrell in the future! We wouldn't use anyone else!
We never left our dog Hank to anybody before and I wanted him to feel comfortable and wanted him to socialize with other dogs. Darrell is very knowledgeable of dogs since he is a certified dog trainer so it was a piece of my mind if anything happen he would take care of him fine and every time I texted him about Hank he responded right away which was so nice. His wife is so sweet and kind and friendly! I certainly take Hank to them next time we will be out of town.
Darrell took such great care of our boy, Dats, while we were away! He kept us updated with pictures and how he was doing overall each day. He was very quick to message back if we checked in as well. I know that when Dats stays, he will be safe and happy here! We will definitely be booking with Darrell again when we need it. Thank you!
This was my first time to ever"board" my dog. I visited a lot of facilities and interviewed several people. I felt like I did when I was looking for someone to care for my child. I can say without any hesitation, I would definitely use them again and I would highly recommend them.Both Kim and Darrell are very professional and you know they LOVE what they do.Kim was great sending me pictures and updates daily it really made me feel very comfortable and confident that he was having a great time. I would recommend them very Highly!!!
I would highly recommend to others!!!! Very friendly, caring and knowledgeable. I was very comfortable leaving my pet with them!! I plan to let my pet vacay with them once again.. Selina
Darrell and Kim where great. They updated me with pictures and comments daily. I would definately trust them to watch my fur baby again.
Five Stars!!
We had a wonderful experience with Darrell and his wife. We left our rottie Damon for 10 days over spring break. They took really good care of him. It was such a relief to find someone that had experience with big dogs. They sent lots of pictures so we could see that Damon was doing well. They took him on lots of walks. Damon accidentally broke his collar and they replaced it for free. They even sent home a doggie goody bag for Damon! It is obvious that they love dogs!
Overall, they were fabulous and we will definitely use them to babysit Damon the next time we travel.
Darrel and his wife were great hosts! They were very flexible since we didn't know the exact time to take and pick up our puppy. The communication was great with lots of pics of him having fun!! We really liked how their house is set up for dogs so they can have a safe place inside to sleep and a nice area outside to play and get some exercise done. They even gave him a nice bath before we picked him up!! We for sure would recommend them to anyone that needs someplace safe and fun for their dogs.
Our Cali was taken care and even came back home smelling better than when we dropped her off!Darrell and his wife we very nice and helpful. We will definitely use them again!
They took great care of my pups (even though mine aren't always the easiest) for the day. Clean, warming, and friendly environment! I would definitely recommend to anyone!
I was looking to find a person who could train my dog and provide care for them in case of emergencies. I could not have picked a better couple upfront. Darrell and Kim are great people and care for every dog they encounter. I look forward to future times.
We received many photo updates and Clover and Shy looked very relaxed. I really like the way Darrell and Kim have their home set up to accommodate their "guests". We left them for 10 days during Christmas. We have never left them for so long before, but they seem fine.

As always Bella's stay with Darrell was great. She mad new friends and had a great time. Darrell and his wife are always super friendly and make sure to take good care of our girl. We will be back next month for another stay! CP, Woodstock, GA
Our Ebony is a very timid pup, and needs help socializing, so we always worry about leaving her with a family while we are traveling. We felt very safe with her in Darrell and Kim's hands. They sent pictures of her "peacefully coexisting" with the other pups they were boarding as well as with their own dogs. Darrell did a little work with her to help her feel calm and safe, and she seemed to respond to his leadership. If we are ever in the area again we will certainly consider Darrell.
Darrell and his wife were very welcoming to my beautiful girl, even though she made them work for it the moment we dropped her off!! Darrell sent us pictures everyday and even responded to a couple of my son's messages to him. I also appreciated that Darrell is a dog trainer as well and asked if there was anything that we needed to work on with her! Perfect way to build my confidence in using them again when the time comes for boarding!
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