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Patrick V.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
20 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

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

Patrick's Resident Pets

Sky
Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Female
4 yr 8 mo old
Indica
Boxer
Female
4 yr 8 mo old

Patrick's Townhome

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

About Patrick

4 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
** Please review our policies & procedures at the bottom **


~ About Me ~
Patrick’s credentials include a certification from Animal Behavior College along with a degree from the prestigious Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers. During his extensive training, Patrick learned how to successfully train canines regardless of their history and/or background.

The methods used for training purposes compromise of various exercises such as; physical exercise, mental stimulation, and communication which eventually sets the tone to manage your dog(s) effortlessly.

Currently, Patrick owns and loves his two wonderful, very well trained dogs, one being a Boxer/Pit Bull mix, and the other being a full bred Pit Bull – Staffordshire Bull Terrier.


~ In-Home Luxury Getaway Dog Boarding Experience ~

* Your dog/s will have its own Luxury room (baby gated)
* Deluxe doggie bed with covers
* Calming music playing throughout the day/night
* One on one VIP basic training
* Socializing and monitored play time with our dogs (owner's option)
* Mental stimulation toys to keep your dog/s active and engaged
* Backyard with a 6ft fence
* Very quiet & dog friendly neighborhood


~ Meet and greets ~
When two dogs meet for the first time, it can be a cute moment, but it can also turn for the worse if either dog struggles with leash frustration. To avoid a bad first expression from happening, I will meet with you and your dog outside the house for a formal introduction. Immediately following the introduction, I will need to conduct a series of behavioral test without the owners present. This allows us to understand your dog/s true personality without the owner around.

1st Test: I will take your dog for a short walk around the neighborhood. This exam will allow me to evaluate your dog/s social interaction when meeting someone new as well as construction a new relationship.

2nd Test: After completing our walk, your dog will be left in his luxury VIP room for no more than 10 minutes. This exam will determine if your dog experiences any major separation anxiety. If your dog heavily whines, barks or become destructive, unfortunately, our home is not the best environment for your dog.

3rd Test: Your pup will have the opportunity for a short off leash interaction with our dogs. At that time, I will evaluate if there's any major conflicts between the dogs.

Which at that point will determine the assessment of the success of this arrangement and we can accept your dog for future reservations.


~ Policies ~

* We kindly ask our DogVacay guest to bring their bed, toys, treats, and food.

* Please bring up to date immunization and documentation.

* If your dog requires medication, there will be a surcharge of $1 per pill

* If you're not able to pick up your dog before noon on the last day of their stay. We will apply a day care fee of $30 per dog. (Late checkouts only apply on the weekends)

* During the holiday week, our in-home boarding prices will be at 75$ per dog, per night.

~ Q & A ~

Q: How many walks does my dog/s get?

A: Physical exercise is very important for a dog. We provide 2 walks during the morning and 2 walks during the evening before and after meals.

Q: Is the boarding rate per night and per dog?

A: Yes

Q: Will my dog be left in the room all day?

A: During the weekdays from 730am to 530pm, your dog will be freely left in his/her comfort luxury room until we arrive from work. Upon our arrival, we will take your dog/s out for a long walk, and then allow for socialized playtime.

If you choose to board your pup with us, we guarantee that they will have a pleasant Wag Time experience! If you have any questions regarding our other services, please feel free to email us. Thanks for your interest and we hope to hear from you soon.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Leash Pulling
Patrick V.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
20 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$55/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 3 days notice required for bookings
  • Responds within an hour
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 16, 2016

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Course 101 Graduate
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Patrick's Home
$55 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Training
$65 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$15 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
20 Reviews
Patrick was just fantastic. Although our request was a last minute one, he really was flexible and accommodating. We highly recommend him.
We couldn't be more satisfied with Patrick! He was absolutely fantastic from start to finish - he asked all the right questions about Korus, which we appreciated. Patrick's daily updates was great, too. I highly recommend Patrick.
Dogvacay was a great experience! Like many others, mine was a last minute decision and I couldn't be happier. Millie really enjoyed her time with Patrick playing with other dogs and taking long walks. I enjoyed the pictures:) Patrick also responded to my texts rights away. I am so glad this service is available so I won't have to kennel her. Millie came back happy (and hopefully tired).
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Our experience with Patrick was very good!
We chose him because he has a treadmill, and we believe exercise is important. When we picked Dobby (a terrier) up, she was very happy and calm.
Patrick also wrote and sent us a picture of Dobby early in the week to assure us she was doing well.
We likely will use Patrick again, and would recommend him to others.
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I absolutely share all the previous high marks for Patrick. Our beast needs a little bit of special attention as a result of some complicated surgery she had last summer, and I have no doubt -- both before we left her with Patrick and after -- that she had both a great vacation and careful attention. I will not hesitate to take advantage of Patrick's tender loving care again.
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We were 100% satisfied with Patrick's services for Jolene. It was our first time leaving her over night and our first time ever using dogvacay. I have to admit we were a bit nervous as our dog escaped from us before. Patrick put us at ease and Jolene came back happy and tired from all the exercise she received.

We will definitely use Patrick's services in the future. Thanks again.
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Our two labs stayed with Patrick and Marcela for one week and what an enjoyable experience it was. Our dogs felt right at home and had an incredible time. Patrick went above and beyond to accommodate our requests and kept us posted on a daily basis with pictures of our dogs. We will absolutely have our dogs stay with Patrick again in the future. We are so happy we found Patrick! Thank you for opening your home to us, Patrick!!!
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Patrick is very friendly and took great care of our dogs. I think they actually missed him after we picked them up. He was also very generous and helpful regarding a last minute reservation change we had to make. Thanks again Patrick!
My dog is a handful, but Patrick gave an all-star performance. He really went above and beyond the call of duty for Asher’s day visit. He was available all day and offered quick response to text and phone calls.

I would not hesitate to leave my dog with him again. A+++. Looking forward to working with Patrick on a regular basis.
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Our pup spent Xmas and new years in pure bliss with Patrick and his family enjoying lots of play with her four legged friends! We never worried once! Thanks Patrick!
Patrick is always responsive and takes great care of our dog Brady as his own. We were at ease during a long holiday vacation knowing that Patrick was taking care of our dog. He also keeps you up to date with pictures of your dog and the rest of his pack on Instagram.
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Patrick is the best! My dog, Izzie, thinks of Patrick's home as her second home and has become fast friends with his two dogs, especially Indy. It is so nice to know that when I'm away Izzie is in the best hands possible and is having such a great time. If you want a fun, safe, loving environment Patrick's is the way to go!
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Another fabulous stay with Patrick for our pup. Now that she's back home I'm pretty sure she is depressed and missing Patrick's dogs! Thanks Patrick!
Patrick was an excellent host for our Marley. He has a great love for dogs and obviously takes pride in his work (which happens to be in the dog care industry!). I would highly recommend Patrick and we'll definitely use him again.
He was very professional and his two dogs were extremely well behaved. My dog is very shy and its hard for her to trust new people but she got along great there.
Patrick was terrific, which we knew from the Mett n Greet! Our dog was so happy there and is now napping after so much fun! Thanks Patrick!
This is the second time we have used Pat to take care of our pups. He’s a dog trainer with playful pups of his own, who could ask for more. We will definitely continue to use in the future.
I found Patrick at the last minute before heading out of town for 12 days. To be able to feel comfortable leaving Cooper with a near stranger and know that he was in good hands was invaluable. Patrick sent daily updates and photos of Cooper, which was a fun way to stay connected. Cooper and Patrick's pups got along famously and provided an active and fun environment. I will use Patrick in the future for all my dog boarding!!
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Great care for my puggle. Patrick is a dog trainer who not only cares for you pet, but helps them become more disciplined. Highly recommended.
We had to book with Dog Vacay last minute and were nervous about leaving them with someone we didn't know through a company we had never used. Pat and his wife did an excellent job taking care of our pups. We have a CRAZY energetic Australian Shepard who is next to impossible to tire out. Somehow they managed to return us two tuckered out dogs. They did such a great job that we've already scheduled them to look after our dogs again.
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